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E5 | Smart Doorbells, Recessed Lights | Ask This Old House

Season 20 Episode 5 | 23m 42s

Ross Threthewey explains the technology behind smart home doorbells, how to install them, their pros and cons; Mauro Henrique shows how to paint different types of wood paneling; Heath Eastman shares with Kevin O'Connor the top tools he uses on electrical jobs. Then, he visits a homeowner who wants to install recessed lights in a small room illuminated by a single lamp controlled by a switch.

Aired: 10/27/21 | Expires: 11/11/21
Funding for ASK THIS OLD HOUSE is provided by The Home Depot.
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