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Today's Homeowner Podcast

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Rank #58 in Design category

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Need to know how to fix a leaky faucet, stop a squeak or paint your porch? No project or renovation job is too small for National Home Improvement Expert, Danny Lipford, and seasoned contractor and author, Joe Truini. Danny and Joe host the Today's Homeowner Podcast each week - sharing the latest tips and practical advice to help you have the best–looking house on the block. If you are looking for REAL solutions for REAL homeowners, the Today's Homeowner Podcast is the place for you.

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Need to know how to fix a leaky faucet, stop a squeak or paint your porch? No project or renovation job is too small for National Home Improvement Expert, Danny Lipford, and seasoned contractor and author, Joe Truini. Danny and Joe host the Today's Homeowner Podcast each week - sharing the latest tips and practical advice to help you have the best–looking house on the block. If you are looking for REAL solutions for REAL homeowners, the Today's Homeowner Podcast is the place for you.

iTunes Ratings

60 Ratings
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Good stuff

By Upstate pete - Oct 23 2019
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informative and entertaining. Great to listen to to get your ideas. Emails answered well. Keep going Danny and Joe

Great podcast and show

By CArchie123 - Aug 21 2019
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I have been watching the TV show and listen to you online for years. I like the (not so new) new format of the podcast. Keep up the great work Danny and Joe.

iTunes Ratings

60 Ratings
Average Ratings
49
5
3
3
0

Good stuff

By Upstate pete - Oct 23 2019
Read more
informative and entertaining. Great to listen to to get your ideas. Emails answered well. Keep going Danny and Joe

Great podcast and show

By CArchie123 - Aug 21 2019
Read more
I have been watching the TV show and listen to you online for years. I like the (not so new) new format of the podcast. Keep up the great work Danny and Joe.
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Today's Homeowner Podcast

Latest release on Jan 17, 2020

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Need to know how to fix a leaky faucet, stop a squeak or paint your porch? No project or renovation job is too small for National Home Improvement Expert, Danny Lipford, and seasoned contractor and author, Joe Truini. Danny and Joe host the Today's Homeowner Podcast each week - sharing the latest tips and practical advice to help you have the best–looking house on the block. If you are looking for REAL solutions for REAL homeowners, the Today's Homeowner Podcast is the place for you.

Rank #1: Ep 30. Gunite Pool Repair, When It Is Safe to Stain, the Gutter Mystery, & Removing Pet Hair

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On this week's podcast:

• We talk about necessary repairs you should consider if you have a gunite pool. • When is it safe to stain a deck. Danny has a simple tip using a drop of water that will help answer this question.

And: • A head-scratcher. A caller has a mystery drip of water coming from his gutter. Danny and Joe introduce him to a couple of experiments that may find the source of the problem. • Joe has two simple solutions that will help get pet hair out of upholstered furniture.

Question of the week:

Barbara from Kansas writes, “My front entry door is installed too low. I tried putting the thinnest carpet mat in front, but it still does not clear the door. I have hardwood floors and my door is made out of wood. I’ve had this problem ever since I moved into my home in 2013. Can this be corrected and how much would it cost?”

Aug 02 2019

31mins

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Rank #2: Ep 3. Boggy Backyard & Picking the Perfect Shower

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You should never ignore mold and mildew inside a shower.  When it does happen, act quickly to resolve what could become a dangerous situation.  One homeowner plans to replace her old moldy shower for a modern, safer unit.  Danny and Joe recommend a few stylish shower options sure to last.  Plus, a listener tired of sloshing around his new backyard learns what he can do to redirect water away from his home.  Also, many people are ditching their old textured ceilings.  Do you plan to as well? Learn to update your ceiling giving it a new smoother surface.

Jan 25 2019

34mins

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Rank #3: Ep 26. Widening a Doorway & House Ventilation Strategies

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On this week's podcast: 

• We’re talking about widening an existing doorway and the considerations to keep in mind when tackling this type of project. • A homeowner’s bedroom is right above a garage and it’s getting way too hot. We have a few tips on how she can keep her bedroom cool. And: • A caller has a bathroom with a vaulted ceiling and no exhaust. How she can get a fan inside that room. • Joe has a simple woodworking solution that will help you remove any excess glue before it soaks in.

Question of the week:

Mark asks, “I purchased a home that had baseboard heat fed by copper water lines to the heating unit. I removed all the baseboard heaters in favor of a heat pump for cooling and heating. There are hardwood floors throughout the house. Everywhere a copper pipe came through the floor there is a hole, size varying from about an inch to three inches. How can I repair those holes? I have some of the original hardwood floorings I salvaged from another remodel project from the house I can use.”

Jul 05 2019

37mins

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Rank #4: Ep 7. Dirt Floor Dangers & Installing Crown Molding

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Dirt floors, while common in crawlspaces, can present dangers — we have tips to keep water from touching your home. And: Here’s a product that transforms dated popcorn ceilings into a clean wood finish, and we share a durable, affordable option for crown molding. Plus, Joe has a simple way cyclists can get extra space inside the garage by creating a bike rack.

Feb 22 2019

38mins

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Rank #5: Tips: Getting Rid of Weeds Growing out of Concrete

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This tip will teach you how to kill unwanted plants growing out of the driveway using... water.

Aug 20 2019

1min

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Rank #6: Ep 31. Marble Wall Installations, Rusty Tub Drain, & Concrete Crumbling Concern

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On this week's podcast:

• Listen for a number of tips that can help install just about anything on a ceramic or cultured marble wall. • A homeowner has rust forming on the drain in her cast iron tub. How she can approach this problem.

And: • What to do when you have some crumbling on the concrete around your house. • Joe has a simple solution to help you clean off your ceiling using an item you can buy at the office store.

Question of the week:

Claire from Louisiana writes, “What is the best way to remove old construction adhesive from bricks?”

Aug 09 2019

31mins

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Rank #7: How to Fix Water-Damaged Hardwood Floors | Ep. 43

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On this Week's Podcast:

• We talk about how water can cause hardwood floors to cup — and what you can do about that situation.

• Leveling an uneven concrete slab is easy and inexpensive. So is patching and sealing concrete. 

• Chelsea Lipford-Wolf shares tips for revitalizing a fireplace.  

• Joe’s Simple Solution — making a picture hanging tool out of a wire clothes hanger.

Question of the Week:

Roscoe in North Carolina writes, "We have a brick home that we plan on painting off-white. What kind of paint and primer is the best, and what surface preparation is required?"

Nov 01 2019

34mins

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Rank #8: Ep 2. Talking Tiny Houses & Accessing Hard-To-Reach Cabinets

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We’re talking about tiny houses – their popularity and why new building codes may lead to more popping up in the future.  And, one homeowner is tired of needing a step stool to reach her laundry room’s overhead cabinets. Danny and Joe share some DIY projects making this storage space more accessible. Plus, moisture inside a home turns refurbishing hardwood floors into a challenge.  The $10 item that will track down the main source of this issue.

Jan 18 2019

42mins

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Rank #9: How to Remove Mold from Your Washer and Dryer | Ep. 50

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On this Week's Podcast: • Front-loading washers often attract mold and mildew — here are a few ways you can fight back against these fungi.  • Organizing professional Kandy Negus shares tips on how to declutter your home — fast — for the New Year.   •  A caller wants to remove a 1960s cast iron bathtub from his home, but how in the world will he get it out? We offer a few suggestions. • Joe’s Simple Solution will quiet down a squeaky door hinge. Question of the Week: Tara writes, “My dog found a hand warmer and got the black powder inside the package all over our hardwood floors. (The dog is fine, but) the black powder stained the hardwood (floors0 in two areas and also our couch.  We have washed and scrubbed the areas but the stain is still there.  What would you recommend using to clean the areas?”

Jan 03 2020

31mins

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Rank #10: Tips: How to Stop a Leaky Roof

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Listen for a step-by-step process to repair a damaged roof shingle.

Aug 01 2019

1min

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Rank #11: Tips: How to Use a Pressure Washer Properly

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Pressure washers can be used to clean driveways, sidewalks patios, decks, siding, and fencing. But if you’re not careful, a pressure washer can damage softer surfaces like wood.

Apr 30 2019

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Rank #12: Why Sinkholes Occur and How to Repair Them | Ep. 44

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On this Week's Podcast:

• Hearing the word "sinkhole" can be scary — Danny and Joe share how to repair an area that’s starting to sink.

• A homeowner has a shed with a 30-year-old coat of paint  — it's time for a makeover! Here’s how she can check for rot, mold, and mildew before adding new paint.

• Do you have some cracked floor tiles? Hear several solutions on the podcast to get the floor as good as new.

• Joe’s Simple Solution — How to keep your shed burglar-proof. 

Question of the Week:

Patrick from Arizona writes, “I have a stained-wood front entryway and back deck. I’m seeking a recommendation for the best material to cover steps (partially) for best foot-grip In snowy/icy conditions without harming Or deteriorating the wood beneath."

Nov 08 2019

30mins

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Rank #13: An Overlooked Way to Lower Your Utility Bills | Tips

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So you’ve filled in the gaps and cracks around the house to block the winter drafts and you’ve improved the attic and crawlspace insulation as best you can….but the winter utility bills are still putting you in a bind? Try this!

Oct 30 2019

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Rank #14: Ep 29. Removing a Mirror, Rallying the Troops, and a Simple Grill Cleaning Tip

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On this week's podcast:

• We discuss how to safely remove large mirrors. It’s a very slow and meticulous process that a homeowner is about to take on in his Oklahoma home. • A listener inherited a dingy steam shower from the home’s previous owners. Listen to hear how she can maintain the tiles inside the shower that are showing mold and discolored grout.

And: • The troops rallied behind a listener with a hot wrought iron handrail. It’s always great to hear tips from you! The tips our listeners came up with to help a previous caller. • Joe has a simple solution that will help you clean your grill before your next cookout!

Question of the week:

Vincent from Pennsylvania says, “What is the best way or method to vent a bathroom fan? Through the roof or wall? I have seen in PA that there is a PVC pipe through the roof and then an elbow on it. Is that venting through the roof for a fan?”

Jul 26 2019

37mins

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Rank #15: Ep 22. Stay Cool and Save Energy

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On this week's podcast, Danny and Joe discuss: 

• Saving Energy! It’s hot outside and there are several little things you can do around the house to stay cool and save on the cost of energy.

• There are a lot of reasons rainwater may enter the basement. Danny and Joe share how to prevent it and talk about products on the market that will keep the area dry.

And: • A homeowner’s Recessed lighting trim is hanging off the ceiling. What he can do to fix this problem and how he can improve the light’s look.

• Joe has a 4-part simple solution that will have your dryer working more efficiently.

Question of the week:

Angela from South Carolina asks, “What’s the most cost-effective way to retrofit your home to lower your energy cost and consumption?”

Jun 07 2019

33mins

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Rank #16: Ep 17. Fixing a Flaking Chimney & Dishwasher Debacle

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On this week's podcast, Danny and Joe discuss:

• How a homeowner can update the flakey chimney on her 60s style ranch home. • What to use if you have concrete around your home that isn’t level. • How to repair a dishwasher that may be flooding a kitchen. • Joe’s Simple Solution will allow you to eliminate musty smells using an item from your laundry room.

Podcast question of the week:

Patrick from New Hampshire says, “Is it possible to paint an aluminum storm door? The reason why I ask is that the condo association where I live requires the trim color on the screen door to match the existing color which is blue. I have searched everywhere but cannot find a screen door that would meet that requirement.”

May 03 2019

35mins

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Rank #17: Ep 20. Binding Between the Bricks & Venting for Two

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On this week's podcast, Danny and Joe discuss:

  • A unique recycling idea to fill in the space between brick walkways.
  •  Creating a more efficient ventilation system if you have two bathrooms back-to-back.
  •  Options to replace hardboard siding with fiber cement siding.
  •  Joe’s Simple Solution introduces you to a new way of hanging things up on a hollow wall.

Question of the week:

Otis from Alabama asks, “Mr.Lipford I am installing a dream line neo angle shower base what type of mortar do you recommend. Also, will 30lb roofing felt work on my wood floor under the shower base? My plumbing is already in.”

May 23 2019

34mins

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Rank #18: Ep 14. Porch Evolution & Spray Foam Limiting Termite Bonds

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On this week’s podcast, Danny and Joe discuss;

• Enclosing a back porch to create the perfect retreat that will be usable year-round.

• How spray foam insulation impacts a homeowners chances of getting a termite bond.

• Updating brick on an old mantle

• Joe has a simple solution to help catch dust while sanding.

Podcast question of the week:

Patrick in Massachusetts says, “We’re shopping for a new entry door. I was going to buy another wood door but recently I started hearing all about fiberglass doors, what do you and Joe think?”

Apr 12 2019

30mins

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Rank #19: Tips: How to Keep Your Trim Looking Great

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From brick molding or exterior crown molding, the trim adds style to every home. Listen to learn the advantages of cellular PVC exterior trim boards.

May 15 2019

1min

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Rank #20: The Key to Successful Indoor Painting | Tips

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Indoor painting is popular this time of year.  If you’re not cleaning your paint roller after every use the paint will cake up on the roller frame. But,  you can store it easily using these tips.

Jan 06 2020

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How to Stain Wood Like a Pro | Ep. 52

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On this Week's Podcast:

• What happens when you stain wood and it doesn't dry?  What do you do when the stain gets tacky? We review the steps and procedures to perfectly stain your next project.

• Remove a water heater, gain a closet! It's a smart move but you still need to deal with the old drain hole. Here are a few ways to plug the hole.

• Joe’s Simple Solution: How you can use magazine holders to increase kitchen storage.

Question of the Week:

Marian in Rhode Island writes, “At the big-box stores, one sees air filters for a wide range of prices — $4 to $20 each. 

"I have tried to find out the difference, and it appears the more expensive, the more types of particles get filtered. Is there any other difference that justifies a higher price? 

"Could you also provide some direction on choosing between the disposable vs. a permanent (washable) filter?”

Jan 17 2020

26mins

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Repairing a Water Stained Ceiling | Tips

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Many people assume they can just roll a coat of paint on a stained spot but the stain will just bleed back through. Instead, try this.

Jan 17 2020

1min

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Preparing for Heavy Snowfall | Tips

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Here is a checklist that will keep you well prepared for a heavy snowfall.

Jan 16 2020

1min

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Removing Hard Water Deposits | Tips

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Hard water leaves its mark on shower walls and glass shower enclosures in the form of crusty little white lime deposits that can be really difficult to remove. Next time you see these stains... Try this!

Jan 15 2020

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How to Avoid Frozen Pipes | Tips

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This time of the year many of you will go for days or weeks at a time with the mercury never rising above freezing. That’s the kind of weather where unprotected water pipes tend to freeze and burst. Here are a few tips to protect your pipes.

Jan 14 2020

1min

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Leaky Toilet Fix| Tips

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Tired of a leaky toilet? It makes an irritating sound and wastes dozens of gallons of water every day.  We'll tell you what the culprit could be and how to fix it.

Jan 13 2020

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Declutter and Organize Your Way to a Healthy Lifestyle | Kandy Negus Interview

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Sometimes it's best to just let go!

In this special podcast, I spoke with organizing guru Kandy Negus.

Kandy, a professional organizer has previously lent her talents to our television show where she helped with a kitchen remodeling episode this season. We talk about why it's so important to create a clutter-free home and all the options at your disposal for getting rid of unused items.

Now that the holidays are behind us, this is the perfect time to start thinking about decluttering. After all, you've likely acquired some new stuff after Christmas and New Year's. So, take a good look around your house and see what needs some sorting out.

You can learn much more about Kandy by checking out her website orderyourspaces.com.

Jan 13 2020

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Bad Beetle! The Insect That Damages Your Home's Pipes | Ep. 51

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On this Week's Podcast:

• Have you heard about a beetle that can chew through your Pex pipes? Keep an eye out for this bug. 

• Touching up paint? It could leave blemishes on your walls, even if you use the same color. Here’s how to make flawless repairs.

• Joe’s Simple Solution will help you clean your dusty shop using a wet-dry vacuum and a bicycle inner tube.

Question of the Week:

Mary Jane from California writes,

"Our house is on top of a steep slope where the gophers wreak havoc (of course), but now, after 29 years of living here, they are coming up between the cement driveway and the asphalt street!

There's no space to put the trap, and we are so frustrated with the constant battle. PLEASE HELP! Thank you very much."

Jan 10 2020

30mins

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Hassle Free Door Painting | Tips

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Here is a simple solution that will help you paint doors without any hassle.

Jan 10 2020

1min

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Cut Through the Clutter | Tips

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This is the perfect time of year to begin organizing your home.  Here are some tips that will help you cut through the clutter.

Jan 09 2020

1min

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Nail and Screw Storage | Tips

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Are you tired of buying new screws every time you start a project? Here's how you can create a simple storage solution specifically for fasteners. 

Jan 08 2020

1min

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Cleaning Grout Lines | Tips

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Grout lines on tile floors can become dirty and discolored over time. To clean either light or dark-colored grout lines, try the following methods using common household cleaners.

Jan 07 2020

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The Key to Successful Indoor Painting | Tips

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Indoor painting is popular this time of year.  If you’re not cleaning your paint roller after every use the paint will cake up on the roller frame. But,  you can store it easily using these tips.

Jan 06 2020

1min

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How to Remove Mold from Your Washer and Dryer | Ep. 50

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On this Week's Podcast: • Front-loading washers often attract mold and mildew — here are a few ways you can fight back against these fungi.  • Organizing professional Kandy Negus shares tips on how to declutter your home — fast — for the New Year.   •  A caller wants to remove a 1960s cast iron bathtub from his home, but how in the world will he get it out? We offer a few suggestions. • Joe’s Simple Solution will quiet down a squeaky door hinge. Question of the Week: Tara writes, “My dog found a hand warmer and got the black powder inside the package all over our hardwood floors. (The dog is fine, but) the black powder stained the hardwood (floors0 in two areas and also our couch.  We have washed and scrubbed the areas but the stain is still there.  What would you recommend using to clean the areas?”

Jan 03 2020

31mins

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Water Heater Safety | Tips

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A faulty water heater can be extremely dangerous.  Here, we talk about safely checking the temperature pressure relief valve.

Jan 03 2020

1min

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Snow Shoveling Safety | Tips

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Shoveling snow is hard work which when combined with the strain from the cold can cause serious health issues. Listen to learn the proper and safe way to get this task done right.

Jan 02 2020

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New Year Home Checklist| Tips

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Happy New Year! Proper upkeep of your home is essential and the start of a new year is a good time to make a home checklist.

Jan 01 2020

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Christmas Tree Recycling | Tips

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With Christmas behind us, it won't be long until you get rid of the tree but, you don't have to throw it away. There are lots of ways to re-use that Christmas tree.

Dec 31 2019

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Tool Drawer Protection| Tips

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Here is a simple way to keep your tool drawer organized and your tools from being damaged.

Dec 30 2019

1min

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Controlling Cost This Winter | Tips

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The best way to help utility bills is to make it feel warmer inside without actually having to raise the thermostat...how you ask? By increasing the heat index.

Dec 27 2019

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iTunes Ratings

60 Ratings
Average Ratings
49
5
3
3
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Good stuff

By Upstate pete - Oct 23 2019
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informative and entertaining. Great to listen to to get your ideas. Emails answered well. Keep going Danny and Joe

Great podcast and show

By CArchie123 - Aug 21 2019
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I have been watching the TV show and listen to you online for years. I like the (not so new) new format of the podcast. Keep up the great work Danny and Joe.