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The Money Pit Home Improvement Podcast

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Rank #20 in Home & Garden category

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Design
Leisure
Home & Garden
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The Money Pit is a nationally syndicated, call-in podcast that helps listeners with their home improvement and decor projects. Expert DIY'rs Tom Kraeutler and Leslie Segrete entertain, educate and inspire listeners with an encyclopedic knowledge that just plain fun to listen to! With this team you can do-it-yourself, but you really don't have to do-it-alone. Listeners can call in questions 24/7 to 1-888-MONEY PIT (888-666-3974).

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The Money Pit is a nationally syndicated, call-in podcast that helps listeners with their home improvement and decor projects. Expert DIY'rs Tom Kraeutler and Leslie Segrete entertain, educate and inspire listeners with an encyclopedic knowledge that just plain fun to listen to! With this team you can do-it-yourself, but you really don't have to do-it-alone. Listeners can call in questions 24/7 to 1-888-MONEY PIT (888-666-3974).

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Entertaining and Helpful

By SlewPilot - Nov 30 2016
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This is a great program. Keep up the good work! Very funny and helpful. I appreciate the banter.

Good content, to many commercials

By Big Dickman - Oct 10 2011
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Please stop telling the phone number to the show after every caller, WE CAN HEAR.........

iTunes Ratings

78 Ratings
Average Ratings
39
22
9
6
2

Entertaining and Helpful

By SlewPilot - Nov 30 2016
Read more
This is a great program. Keep up the good work! Very funny and helpful. I appreciate the banter.

Good content, to many commercials

By Big Dickman - Oct 10 2011
Read more
Please stop telling the phone number to the show after every caller, WE CAN HEAR.........
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The Money Pit Home Improvement Podcast

Latest release on May 28, 2020

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The Money Pit is a nationally syndicated, call-in podcast that helps listeners with their home improvement and decor projects. Expert DIY'rs Tom Kraeutler and Leslie Segrete entertain, educate and inspire listeners with an encyclopedic knowledge that just plain fun to listen to! With this team you can do-it-yourself, but you really don't have to do-it-alone. Listeners can call in questions 24/7 to 1-888-MONEY PIT (888-666-3974).

Rank #1: Eco-Friendly Features to Shop For in a New House

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More and more homebuyers are looking at green features when choosing new homes, we have tips on what to look for before your purchase.

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Aug 15 2018

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Rank #2: Fresh or Fake? How to Choose the Best Holiday Tree #1127171

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With the holidays ahead, Tom and Leslie dish out tell-tale tips for picking the freshest holiday tree, plus highlight amazing advances in artificial trees that might have you thinking twice about the best way to go. 

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Dec 04 2017

42mins

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Rank #3: Solutions for Shady Lawns #0710171

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Shady yards are perfect for escaping the summer heat but they’re a tough spot to grow a lush lawn. Tom & Leslie have tips 3 solutions for shady lawns, plus answers to your questions.

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Jul 17 2017

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Rank #4: Episode #1958: Low Cost to No Cost Remodels | Keeping Projects on Track | Best Way to Divide a Room

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Want your new place to look good, but your budget looks pretty bad? Tom and Leslie have tips for makeovers that require little to absolutely NO cash. Plus:

  • Have you ever thought about adding solar panels to your home? Hearing lots of promises on how much money you’ll save? Tom shares the “creative math” some solar companies use to make the deal looks a lot better than it really is.
  • If you’re just starting out in your first home or apartment, Tom & Leslie share ways to stretch your budget, along with your creative “muscles”, to create a place you’ll be proud to call home.
  • Ever feel like you start projects but just can’t finish them? A recent survey shows more homeowners are taking on DIY projects, but more than half of DIY’rs have unfinished tasks – with almost 20% reporting they have 5 or more projects they need to complete! Get tips for planning a project you can actually get done, along with ideas for creating a realistic budget, and the smartest way to purchase home improvement supplies.
  • Learn how to turn one big room into two smaller rooms by building a partition wall, a fairly basic DIY project that you can do with just a few steps.


Plus answers to questions about adding in-floor heating and how to clean dryer ducts, fixing sticking doors, preventing plumbing problems, lowering heating cost and more!

Do you have a home improvement or decor question? Call the show 24/7 at 888-MONEY-PIT (888-666-3974) or post your question here.

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Jan 03 2020

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Rank #5: How NOT to Do-it-Yourself

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Wondering how NOT to DIY?  Tom and Leslie share the top 5 most common remodeling mistakes – after this.  Plus, answers to your home improvement questions.  Presented by Bumblejax. Create stunning wall art for your home. Use promo code "moneypit" to save 25%. Visit: https://www.bumblejax.com.

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Dec 12 2018

43mins

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Rank #6: How to Dry Up Damp Spaces

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Did all that summer rain find its way to places it shouldn’t be, like your basement?  Tom & Leslie have easy solutions to dry up damp spaces - plus, answers to your home improvement questions. 

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Oct 15 2018

43mins

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Rank #7: Best Projects NOT to Do

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If you’re looking for projects that add value to your home, there are many you might do, but almost as many you should avoid! Tom & Leslie help sort out the ones to avoid, plus answer your home improvement questions.

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Mar 11 2019

43mins

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Rank #8: 4 Favorite Home Improvement Hacks #0108182

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Tom & Leslie share their top 4 favorite home improvement hacks to help you around the house, plus answers to this week’s top home improvement questions.

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Jan 17 2018

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Rank #9: Outdoor Projects that Rock #0604182

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Ready to spruce up your backyard with a fire pit, grill surround or outdoor kitchen? These are projects you CAN build yourself.  Tom & Leslie have tips to get you started, Plus, answers to your home improvement questions.

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Jun 13 2018

43mins

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Rank #10: Paver Patio Makeovers for Concrete Slabs

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If you have an old worn concrete patio but would prefer to have a beautiful paver patio instead, Tom & Leslie share an easy to do this without needing to tear up all that old concrete. Plus, answers to your home improvement questions.

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Jul 10 2019

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Rank #11: Gutter Cleaning Made Easy #1003161

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Clean gutters can keep basements dry, sidewalks from turning slippery and foundation walls from cracking. Tom and Leslie have tips on the easiest way keep gutter flowing, and your calls.

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Oct 06 2016

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Rank #12: Kitchen Updates for Under $1,000 #1010162

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Want to step up your kitchen but don't have the budget for a major makeover? Tom and Leslie deliver five kitchen updates you can do for under a 1,000 bucks, plus answers to your questions.

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Oct 14 2016

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Rank #13: Fast Fix for Noisy Heat & More #0123172

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Does your heating system make your home sound like its possessed? Find out how to quiet banging pipes, squeaks, creaks, cold radiators and more with tips from Tom and Leslie. Plus, get answers to your home improvement questions.

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Jan 27 2017

43mins

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Rank #14: DIY or Get a Guy? How to Know When You’re in Over Your Head - #0911171

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If you want to tackle a project yourself, we’ll be the first ones to cheer you on. But sometimes hiring a pro is the best way to go. Get tips, plus answers to this week’s top home improvement questions. 

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Sep 18 2017

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Rank #15: Easy Improvements in 30 Minutes or Less, Cutting Down on House Dust and Allergens and How to Plan a New Kitchen

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Easy 30 minute projects you can take on to make sure your home is set for this season ahead. Find out the best kind of filter to keep the air clean. Tips on the sensible way to plan a new kitchen, along with your calls on, cement bock walls, leaky pipes, venting an attic, treating a deck, carpet installations, door adjustments, cleaning shower doors and attic stairs.

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Sep 16 2016

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Rank #16: Improvements that Make Your Home Worth More #0219182

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As we get closer to Spring, now’s the time to plan for projects you’d like to get done. Tom & Leslie have tips to make sure the money you put in to the project makes your home more valuable.  Plus, get tips for buying a mattress that can save you thousands

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Feb 28 2018

43mins

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Rank #17: Kitchen Remodeling Trends For The New Year #1218172

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If 2018 is the year you’ll take on a new kitchen renovation, Tom & Leslie have tips on trendy windows to spruce up the space and more, plus answers to your questions. 

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Dec 27 2017

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Rank #18: Best Apps for Home Improvement Projects, Clean Up Tips for Big Renovations and How to Add Wainscoting

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Finding home improvement help is no fun when you’re in the middle of a project.  Tom and Leslie have tips on a new home improvement app that can help.  Plus, before you can start any construction project – you usually need to do a bit of destruction. 

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Jul 15 2016

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Rank #19: No Cost Kitchen Cabinet Design & More #0109171

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Is a new kitchen on your list of DIY dreams this year? Tom & Leslie dish out advice to determine if the job is DIY’able or not, and share no cost pro design service to make sure you get spectacular results, plus answer your calls.

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Jan 19 2017

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Rank #20: 6 Tips for Easy Holiday Cleaning #1204172

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Cleaning your house before guests arrive is one holiday hassle we could all use a break on.  

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Dec 13 2017

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Episode #2000: 30 Minute Home Improvement Hacks | Best Doggy Doors | Kid Safe Window Treatments | Your Questions

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This is a big episode for The Money Pit. Its show #2,000 and we can’t thank you enough for allowing us to help you make your home the best they can possibly be!

  • Not all home imp projects require an entire weekend to get done! We’ve got 3 -30-minute home improvement hacks that can help you save time, energy and make your space look great!
  • Do you love your dog -- but not so much having to get up in the middle of the night to let the dog out? We have tips on how to install a pet door that your pet can actually open, close and LOCK themselves – without human intervention or risk of unwanted wildlife using that same entry!
  • New window treatments are a fast way to stepping up the décor in any room. But if that if you’re working in a child’s room, it’s important to choose a design that keep kids safe. We’ll share tips, just ahead.

Plus, answers to your home improvement questions about, hot water heater valve replacement, eliminating ants, peeling paint, tracing electrical wiring, best coating for tile floors.

Do you have a home improvement or decor question? Call the show 24/7 at 888-MONEY-PIT (888-666-3974) or post your question here.

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May 28 2020

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Episode #1999: Painting Plastic Playgrounds | Quick Fixes for Home Repairs | Cordless Chainsaw Reviews

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Do you have an old, faded plastic playset in your backyard? By giving it a coat of fresh paint, you can bring it back to life – it’s easy IF you use the right materials. We’ll walk through this project. Plus…

  • With all the time we’re spending at home these days, the wear and tear shows on us, as well as our houses! And when stuff breaks, we need to be able to find the right glue to fix it fast and sometimes, that can be a real challenge. We’ll share tips on a new product that can set you up for an easy, reliable fix.
  • If you need to cut a tree, firewood, or even landscape timbers, a chain saw can make quick work of that project. But while gas chain saws are costly, noisy to use, and require a big commitment every year to keep them clean and running well -- cordless chain saws can deliver just as much power without the hassles. We’ll share tips on what to look for when choosing a cordless chainsaw.
  • Taking your off-season clothing out of storage and turn into a huge disappointment if you find that they have been ravaged by insects or moths. Leslie's got a timeless solution you can build yourself.

Plus, answers to your home improvement questions, installing central air conditioning, cleaning moss from a roof, replacing a worn roof and installing ridge vents, prepare cement flooring for epoxy.

Do you have a home improvement or decor question? Call the show 24/7 at 888-MONEY-PIT (888-666-3974) or post your question here.

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May 25 2020

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Episode #1998: How to Grow Herbal Medicines | Buzz on Backyard Honeybee Hives | Resurfacing Worn/Pitted Concrete

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Want to grow your own home remedies, right in your backyard? Well walk you through easy to grow herbs for surprisingly effective herbal medicines. Plus…

  • Backyard honeybee hives are becoming a huge trend. We’ll tell you what all the buzz is about coming up.
  • Over the winter – the combination of road salt and freezing weather, can do some real damage to concrete steps, walks, patios or driveways leaving them looking old, worn and just plain dull. We’ll review a solution to restore cracked concrete surfaces that’s easy to do.

Plus, answers to your home improvement questions about painting outdoor wood columns, getting rid of carpenter bees, cleaning mold from tubs and sink backsplash, best way to venting an attic, stain options for a cedar deck, and ideas for basement flooring.

Do you have a home improvement or decor question? Call the show 24/7 at 888-MONEY-PIT (888-666-3974) or post your question here.

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May 20 2020

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Episode #1997: Why Quarantines Make Allergies Worse | Easy to Build Fire Pits | Tricks for Cleaning Shades

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Have you noticed that your allergies are particularly bad this year? Well it turns out that quarantines can actually make allergies worse! Learn why from one of the nation's best experts on indoor air quality. Plus, learn some places allergens hide we guarantee you never would have thought of! Also in this episode.

  • Want to improve your outdoor space by adding an outdoor kitchen, fire pit, grill enclosure, planters or even a bench? We share a way to do that which is as easy as stacking blocks!
  • If you threw open your windows for fresh air and then choked on the dust that came off…you may have noticed your shades need a bit of attention! When it comes to Spring cleaning, cellular or pleated shades often get ignored because they’re delicate. Tom & Leslie share tricks-of-the-trade to clean shades without damaging them.
  • If you’re moving into a new house soon, painting is one really important thing to do after you buy it and before you move in.
  • Plus, as the saying goes, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably isn’t! We share a painting product that manufacturers claimed to last decades – but doesn’t. Plus, a new class of durable deck painting products that come as close to those claims as possible, and can drastically improve the look of old, worn decks and docks.

All that along with answers to your home improvement questions about, repairing a sump pump, purchasing chemical free cabinets, installing radiant flooring, plans for garage conversion.

Do you have a home improvement or decor question? Call the show 24/7 at 888-MONEY-PIT (888-666-3974) or post your question here.

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May 17 2020

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Episode #1996: How to Pick the Perfect Landscape Plants | Best Paint Sprayers | Fixing Plaster Cracks | Your Questions

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If you’ve been sprucing up your landscaping, avoiding high-maintenance plants that require constant pruning or suffer from pest problems is key. We’ve got tips on how to select a reliable, trouble free shrubs to spruce up your outdoor living spaces and your outlook!

  • Plus, going green in your kitchen isn’t limited to veggies -- earth-friendly countertops can lend plenty of green as well. We’ll share which materials are Mother Nature’s favorites, coming up.
  • Painting is one of the most popular projects right now, but painting outside places like walls, garage doors, decks and fences can be particularly challenging. We tested a new line of a new paint sprayers that make those projects easier and will let you know what we found.
  • Have you ever had a cracked wall that needs fixing over and over again? This can be even worse when the cracked wall is made of plaster. We’ll share a neat piece of hardware that cost pennies and can stop those cracks once and for all.  

Plus, answers to your home improvement questions about, repairing a cracked foundation wall, insulating a garage ceiling, cleaning cement off a garage floor, replacing a patio door, options for ventilating an attic, restoring a quartz countertop.

Do you have a home improvement or decor question? Call the show 24/7 at 888-MONEY-PIT (888-666-3974) or post your question here.

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May 14 2020

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Episode #1995: Small Space Veggie Gardening | End Dirty Dish Do-Overs | DIY Kits to Grow Lawns | How to Stop Dogs from Digging

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Having a small yard or living in an apartment is no reason to give up on the idea of your very own garden, though. Urban and other small space gardeners are making use of containers and vertical space to grow crops like tomatoes, radishes, lettuce and other greens — we’ll show you how. Plus…

·        There are many, many things for your home that can be delivered in a box. A beautiful lawn however, is not one of them! But now there’s a service that delivers everything you need to grow a beautiful and earth friendly lawn – in a BOX! We’ll explain.

·        Have you ever pulled out gross dishes at the end of a dishwasher cycle that remained layered with last night’s dinner? The problem might be the way the machine is loaded. Get tips to end dirty dish do-overs!

·        Is your dog’s favorite pastime digging holes in the yard?  Well, your favorite pastime DOES NOT have to include filling them!  Learn how to stop dogs from doing their own form of landscaping.

Plus, answers to your home improvement questions about, eliminating flies, repairing tub cracks, installing ice & water shield, building a garage foundation, fixing a squeaky floor.


Do you have a home improvement or decor question? Call the show 24/7 at 888-MONEY-PIT (888-666-3974) or post your question here.

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May 11 2020

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Episode # 1994: Cooking Up Outdoor Kitchens | Spring Cleaning for Decks & Patios | Weekend Mailbox Makeovers

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Outdoor living spaces have never been more popular -- and that includes outdoor kitchens. But cooking and dining outside require special recipes of their own. Tom and Leslie have tips for designing an amazing outdoor kitchen. Plus…

  • Spring cleaning isn’t just for indoor rooms. Now is also the time to spruce up a favorite outdoor room—your deck, we’ll have some deck cleaning tips later on in the show.
  • Between bad weather, and more deliberate forms of vandalism, mailboxes can take a real beating! We’ll have tips on how to how to build a mailbox that can stand the test of time.

Plus, answers to your home improvement questions about, eliminating odors from wood floors, painting a bathroom, cleaning rust stains from a toilet, creating a decorative wall, gutter guards are they worth it? exterior brick options.

Do you have a home improvement or decor question? Call the show 24/7 at 888-MONEY-PIT (888-666-3974) or post your question here.

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May 07 2020

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Episode #1993: New Spring Flooring Trends | Window Coverings Without Leaving Home | Natural Pest Control Solutions

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If you’d like to take on one home décor project that you can really spruce up a room, new blinds are the ticket. Not only do they make your place look better, they can save you energy in both winter and summer. Tom & Leslie share how you can get this entire project done, without ever leaving home! Also ahead…

·        While most of us have been hunkered down inside for weeks, the wear and tear on your house may be more evident than ever. New floors can help give you a fresh start and installing most is a DIY project. We’ll highlight the most popular spring flooring trends to inspire your creative spirit.

·        Spring is officially here…which means bugs are on their way. But you don’t need to fill your home with unhealthy chemicals just to get rid of them. Coming up, natural pest control solutions that are effective, and more importantly, safe.

Plus, answers to your home improvement questions about, installing spray foam insulation, countertop options, eliminating flies, and tree roots.


Do you have a home improvement or decor question? Call the show 24/7 at 888-MONEY-PIT (888-666-3974) or post your question here.

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May 04 2020

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Episode # 1992: Creating Kid Friendly Gardens | Tips for Cleaning Hardwood Floors | Painting Hacks to Save Time & Brushes

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With the weather finally getting nicer, are you thinking of family-friendly outdoor activities for you and your little ones? Creating a kid-friendly garden is a great way to get the whole family involved in a fun project. Tom & Leslie tell you how to get things growing! Plus,

  • Of all the cleaning questions we get, how to clean a hardwood floor takes the lead. It’s a tough spot to keep clean with all the dirt that gets tracked in, and it’s also one where you can’t use a lot of water without potentially ruining the wood floor itself. We’ll have tips to get those floors squeaky clean.
  • And if you’re taking on a painting project while stuck at home, don’t toss that used paintbrush. We’ll share easy tips to get it clean and save yourself the hassles on buying new one.
  • Bathtub vs Shower Stall: If you're thinking about bath remodeling, we look into which one gives you the best ROI.

Plus, answers to your home improvement questions about clearing clogged pipes, painting over water stains, filing in log cabin cracks, applying a deck stain that doesn’t fade, skylight options, fixing low water pressure, repairing an asphalt driveway and more!

Do you have a home improvement or decor question? Call the show 24/7 at 888-MONEY-PIT (888-666-3974) or post your question here.

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Apr 30 2020

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Episode #1991: Spring Cleaning for Outdoor Furniture | Best Cleaning Tips for Wood Floors | High-Tech Paint that Wipes Clean

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When it’s time to pull out your outdoor furniture, it’s also time to give it a good cleaning! Tom & Leslie have tips on how best to clean and prepare the furniture so it’s ready for a fresh start this Spring, plus....

·        There’s nothing that wears out a floor faster than the dirt and grime that everyone drags in on their feet. But cleaning wood floors is a challenge because wood absorbs moisture and can warp or twist or grow mold if it gets too wet. We’ll have tips on how do keep those hardwood floors clean without damaging them.

·        And if you have been getting just a bit tired of staring at your walls while we’re all stuck at home with this quarantine, painting a room is really the easiest way to spruce things up. There’s a new high-tech paint that makes interior painting easier than ever. We’ll share that tip.


Plus, answers to your home improvement questions about, fix a creaking roof, eliminating carpenter bees, installing yard drainage, insulating a garage, painting vinyl siding, avoid peeling deck paint.


Do you have a home improvement or decor question? Call the show 24/7 at 888-MONEY-PIT (888-666-3974) or post your question here.

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Apr 27 2020

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Episode #1990: Building a Garden Wall | Tips for Game Rooms | Cordless String Trimmers

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Well, the quarantine has not been good for many industries but the Wall Street Journal reports that one is actually doing quite well. Any guesses? It’s the JIGSAW PUZZLE INDUSTRY! If you’ve caught a case of cabin fever, then adding a game room may be the answer you’re searching for stay at home entertainment! Tom & Leslie tell you how to get this project started. Plus…

·       Building a garden wall is a project that that’s fun to build on a beautiful Spring day—We’ll share tips on how to build a stone wall that will stand the test of time.

·       If your lawn and garden need a trim around the bed or fence, a string trimmer is a great tool to help you do just that. But if you use it wrong, even more weeds might grow. We’ll have tips.


Plus, answers to your home improvement questions about preparing wood windows for painting, refinishing engineered wood floors, installing plaster ceilings, removing adhesive from wood flooring, are solar panels safe, repair a foundation that is sinking.

Do you have a home improvement or decor question? Call the show 24/7 at 888-MONEY-PIT (888-666-3974) or post your question here.

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Apr 23 2020

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Episode #1989: Deep Clean Tips for Washers | The Easy Way to Mow Lawns | EPA Bans Freon – How to Stay Cool

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Could germs actually be lurking in your laundry? It may seem counterintuitive, but for the health, safety and cleanliness of your family, it’s important to actually wash your washing machine. Tom & Leslie tell you how to deep clean your machines, just ahead. Plus...

  • Summer is only a few weeks away when air conditioning will be a big part of our comfort plan. But when it comes to AC, the refrigerant that we’ve relied on for decades, known as “freon” has now been banned by the EPA! We’ll talk through your options for a cool and comfortable home.
  • It may not be your favorite household chore – but mowing your lawn is an important part of making sure it looks good and stays healthy. But there is a right and wrong way to cut your grass. We’ll share that tip.
  • And can repairing a cracked foundation be a DIY project? The answer is – Maybe! We’ll share what you can do to fix a foundation crack, and let you know when it’s time to call in a pro.

Plus get answers to your home improvement questions about, installing a pressure balancing valve, steam clean carpets to eliminate odors, repairing bathroom faucets, clean adhesive from tile floor.

Do you have a home improvement or decor question? Call the show 24/7 at 888-MONEY-PIT (888-666-3974) or post your question here.

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Apr 20 2020

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Episode #1988: DIY Pizza Gardens | Key Ingredient for a Healthy Home | Upcycling Redos

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If one of your favorite foods (or your kid’s favorite!) is pizza, imagine being able to grow all of your favorite pizza toppings right in your backyard? You can if you grow your own Pizza Garden. We’ll share tips on how to do just that. Plus

  • For a home to be healthy, it has to breathe. That’s why ventilation is important! But if your home is energy efficient it - could potentially be too airtight for healthy living? They CAN and often DO require extra ventilation to maintain a healthy indoor air environment. Tom & Leslie share how insert just the right amount of fresh air without driving up energy costs.
  • If one of your favorite foods (or your kid’s favorite!) is pizza, imagine being able to grow all of your favorite pizza toppings right in your backyard? You can if you grow your own Pizza Garden. We’ll share tips on how to do just that.
  • And with all the time we’ve been spending at home these days, there’s lots and lots of cleaning going on. We’ll share tips on earth-friendly cleaning products that are effective and safe.
  • And if you are ready for a redo, we’ll have tips on how to upcycle old furniture and accent pieces you no longer use to create a fresh new décor for any room in your home.

Plus, answers to your home improvement questions about, chimney liners, repairing loose shingles, electrical sub panel installation, buying new windows, bath remodeling, new options in LED lighting.

Do you have a home improvement or decor question? Call the show 24/7 at 888-MONEY-PIT (888-666-3974) or post your question here.

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Apr 16 2020

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Episode #1987: DIY Landscape Plans for Instant Curb Appeal | How to Choose a Disinfectant that Works | Great Garage Storage Ideas

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Whether you have a green thumb or need to hire out the job, sprucing up your landscaping is a great way to step up your landscaping. Tom & Leslie have tips on how you can create a simple landscape plan to for a beautiful exterior to your home. Plus…

  •  Flu season is upon us and along with all the concerns we have about viruses, do you know the difference between a cleaner, sanitizer and disinfectant? We’ll tell you what you need to know to make sure your home is safe.
  • Garages are spaces where most of us store everything BUT a car! However, these are also places where toys and toxins are often stored side-by side. We’ll have tips to keep this space cleaned, organized and safe.
  • And for those that don’t have garages, we’ll tell you exactly what you need to do to build or buy a storage shed and get it set up for maximum efficiency,


Plus, answers to your home improvement questions about, eliminating carpenter ants, squeaky wood floors, venting dryers, cleaning vinyl siding.


Do you have a home improvement or decor question? Call the show 24/7 at 888-MONEY-PIT (888-666-3974) or post your question here.

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Apr 13 2020

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Episode #1986: Tiling Tips for Truly Waterproof Bath Walls | How to Fix a Sucky Vacuum | Best Smoke Detector for Families with Kids

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Re-tiling a bathroom is a great way to update the look, function and feel of this space. But if you want to make it last, it’s what goes UNDER the tile that counts. Tom & Leslie share what you need to know. Also…

  • Now that it’s Spring cleaning season, the #1 tool you need to work and work well is your vacuum! If yours just doesn’t have the sucking power it used to – we share troubleshooting tips to get it back in action.
  • Did you know that less than half of all households have the recommended number of smoke and carbon monoxide alarms? We’ll share an update on new detectors that include voice and location alerts for both smoke or carbon monoxide – designed to wake kids better than just alarms, and that have batteries which last for the life of the alarm!
  • Foundation cracks can be a serious problem, but the repair can make it worse if it comes from a contractor instead of a design pro. We’ll walk you through the steps to assess a foundation crack and the steps need to make sure it gets fixed right and doesn’t impact your home’s value.

Plus, answers to your home improvement questions about, rusty water elimination, leveling a cement floor, stains in sinks, venting a bathroom, cleaning bathroom grout

Do you have a home improvement or decor question? Call the show 24/7 at 888-MONEY-PIT (888-666-3974) or post your question here.

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Apr 09 2020

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Episode #1985: Pet-Friendly Back Yards | DIY Greenhouses | How to Plan the Perfect Deck | Easy Grout Cleaning

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As you start to spend more time outside, it’s a good time make sure your yard is pet-friendly and safe. We’ll share tips on the must have elements to keep your pets happy, plus the surprisingly common plants to avoid because they can make your dog sick!  just ahead. Plus, ideas on…

How to build a greenhouse to help you get a jump on Spring gardening and assure a steady supply of veggies until Fall. We’ll share some DIY options that you can set up in as little as a couple hours.

·        Adding a backyard deck is a great way to increase your home's living space and increase its value. We’ll help you get started with a check list to help you plan the perfect project.

·        If your Spring cleaning includes dirty tile grout, we’ll share secrets to getting back brighter than ever.

·        Plus, answers to your home improvement questions about, electrical fixture replacement, bathroom mold elimination, energy audits, microwave replacement, caulking windows

Do you have a home improvement or decor question? Call the show 24/7 at 888-MONEY-PIT (888-666-3974) or post your question here.

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Apr 06 2020

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Episode #1984: Spring into Cleaning with Streak Free Windows | How to Hire a Contractor | When to Replace Your Electric Panel

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If you’re looking for a good place to start your Spring cleaning, windows can be just that. Tom & Leslie share tips on a streak free cleaner you can mix yourself. Plus:

·        If you’re planning on hiring a pro to help get a project done, there’s one extra thing you might want to check before pressing go: making sure you’re not liable if a worker gets hurt at your home! We’ll share how to check that your contractor has the right insurance.

·        Have you noticed that your home seems to trip circuits breakers or fuses more than usual? This might mean it’s time to upgrade your circuit or maybe the entire panel. We’ll share how to know if it’s time for a power upgrade.

·        Laminate flooring is a great, budget friendly option to hardwood. But floor installation is key for a clean look. Get tips to make sure the new floor stays new as long as possible!

·        Plus, answers to your home improvement questions, programmable thermostat installation, replacing a roof, deck options, squeaky floor fixes, granite sealing.

Do you have a home improvement or decor question? Call the show 24/7 at 888-MONEY-PIT (888-666-3974) or post your question here.

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Apr 02 2020

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Episode #1983: Keeping Kids Safe Outside | Earth-Friendly Disinfectants You Mix Yourself | Stopping Sun Damage

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Spring is a season where we like to get kids busy outside, especially since they have been cooped up indoors most of the winter. But warmer weather is also the most dangerous time of year for child-aged accidents. In this episode, Tom & Leslie have smart safety tips for this potentially hazardous season. Plus…

  • Learn a very earth-friendly way to clean and disinfect surfaces though your house like countertops, walls and floors to eliminate the risk of viruses hanging out.
  • You may know what good case of sunburn can do to your skin, but have you ever thought about what those harsh rays can do to your home? Sunlight can fade furniture and floors, raise energy costs. We’ll tell you about a way you can shut out the damaging rays with just the push of a button.
  • If you are considering selling your home in the next few months, begin now with some easy updates to your curb appeal. We share easy ideas to get that done.

Plus, answers to your home improvement questions about, venting a dryer, painting a log cabin, installing a whole house generator, installing vinyl tile, installing a ridge vent

Do you have a home improvement or decor question? Call the show 24/7 at 888-MONEY-PIT (888-666-3974) or post your question here.

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Mar 30 2020

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Episode #1982: 5-Step Deck Safety Check | Easy Spring Energy Savers | Preventing Basement Floods | Crack Repair 101

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If you’ve got a deck, warmer weather means BBQ’s and parties may be just ahead. But before the crowd arrives, Tom & Leslie share FIVE SIGNS to watch for that could signal your deck may be ready to collapse! Plus:

·        Now that it is Spring, it’s like the Goldilocks season – not too hot and not too cold to tackle just about any project inside or out. We’re going to start you off with some easy updates to save money on heating, cooling and lighting just ahead.

·        Spring rains combined with power outages can lead to basement floods! We’ll share tips on a new system that provides complete protection, even when the power goes out.

·        When does a crack go from being a minor problem, to a major hassle? We’ll share tips on how to know what to do when you spot cracks in your walls or ceilings.

·        Plus, answers to your home improvement questions about, best flooring to use in a kitchen, repair plaster walls, modifying a gas fire pit, stop Woodpeckers attacking a house, and more.

Do you have a home improvement or decor question? Call the show 24/7 at 888-MONEY-PIT (888-666-3974) or post your question here.

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Mar 26 2020

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Episode #1981: 'Check Engine' Lights for Homes | Cordless Lawn Tools | Easy Screen Cleaning

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Wouldn’t it be nice if your house could tell you when it’s about to break down – BEFORE it actually breaks down? Well, that technology exists today! It’s called predictive maintenance and is sort of like a check engine light for your car! Tom & Leslie tell you all about it – plus

Do you have a home improvement or decor question? Call the show 24/7 at 888-MONEY-PIT (888-666-3974) or post your question here.

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Mar 23 2020

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Entertaining and Helpful

By SlewPilot - Nov 30 2016
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This is a great program. Keep up the good work! Very funny and helpful. I appreciate the banter.

Good content, to many commercials

By Big Dickman - Oct 10 2011
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Please stop telling the phone number to the show after every caller, WE CAN HEAR.........