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Are you a busy homeowner? Whether it's your job, kids, or other crazy grownup stuff...we get it. You don't have a ton of time.The Home Repair Tutor Show is a home improvement podcast that saves you time and money by teaching you home improvement skills.These no fluff, 10-15 minute podcasts are packed with pure home improvement tips you want. Jeff Patterson shares concepts, skills, and tools he's learned over the last decade. Episodes are around 10 minutes and subscribers get a fresh episode every week.

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Are you a busy homeowner? Whether it's your job, kids, or other crazy grownup stuff...we get it. You don't have a ton of time.The Home Repair Tutor Show is a home improvement podcast that saves you time and money by teaching you home improvement skills.These no fluff, 10-15 minute podcasts are packed with pure home improvement tips you want. Jeff Patterson shares concepts, skills, and tools he's learned over the last decade. Episodes are around 10 minutes and subscribers get a fresh episode every week.

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Very Useful

By SlewPilot - Nov 30 2016
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This is a great program. Keep up the good work!

The most helpful podcast ever!

By dapeshma4 - May 24 2016
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Love this podcast. It covers everything you need to do your home repairs.

iTunes Ratings

81 Ratings
Average Ratings
66
7
4
3
1

Very Useful

By SlewPilot - Nov 30 2016
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This is a great program. Keep up the good work!

The most helpful podcast ever!

By dapeshma4 - May 24 2016
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Love this podcast. It covers everything you need to do your home repairs.
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Home Repair Tutor

Latest release on May 07, 2017

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Are you a busy homeowner? Whether it's your job, kids, or other crazy grownup stuff...we get it. You don't have a ton of time.The Home Repair Tutor Show is a home improvement podcast that saves you time and money by teaching you home improvement skills.These no fluff, 10-15 minute podcasts are packed with pure home improvement tips you want. Jeff Patterson shares concepts, skills, and tools he's learned over the last decade. Episodes are around 10 minutes and subscribers get a fresh episode every week.

Rank #1: 054: Control Your Home with Your Smartphone and SmartThings Home Automation

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Home automation allows you to control and monitor your home from your smartphone.

This is totally awesome.

Have you ever left home and forgot to turn off the lights or garage door? Well, now you can turn off lights, close doors, or open doors, monitor moisture and more with sensors that communicate with your phone.

SmartThings is one brand of home automation that I recently reviewed on Home Repair Tutor.

They were kind enough to send the SmartThings Smarter Home Starter Kit which comes with 6 different Things or devices

-Hub

-SmartPower Outlet

-SmartSense Motion Sensor

-SmartSense Open/Closed Sensors x 2

-SmartSense Presence Sensor

WIFI, internet, and a smartphone are all you need to use this system.

The Hub needs to be hooked up to the WIFI router and plugged into a wall outlet. It’s super easy to setup, seriously, I’m no tech nerd and did it in 5 minutes.

The outlet and motion sensor allow you to control lights, fans, and AC units with your phone. But what I like best is the ability to program actions or Uses. You can have these the lights turn on in the morning when you enter the room or the coffee start brewing when you open the door to the kitchen cabinet. 

Yep, way cool.

Open/Closed sensors can serve as a home security system and the best part is there’s NO MONTHLY FEE. 

Sweet.

You can check out the SmartThings home automation system on their website

http://www.smartthings.com/

It could be a great solution for you home needs.

Do you have a DIY question or suggested show topic? Submit it by…

Calling me at 800-965-0023

Visiting http://www.homerepairtutor.com/podcast/ and use the SpeakPipe recorder

Or signing up to my email newsletter and responding back to me

Does your bathroom need help?

Check out Bathroom Repair Tutor

http://bathroomrepairtutor.com/

Our memberships are limited to 100 people on a monthly basis. You get access to the video tutorial library and our great private Facebook group where you can post questions and get answers. 

This is a passion project meant to help people with their bathroom problems, hope you like it 

May 29 2015

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Rank #2: 196: Home Automation, Vapor Barriers and Router Question

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Are you a techie? I need your help today…what’s the best router for a house that has multiple computers, smartphones, a home automation system, and Nest Thermostat?

Send your answer to jeff@homerepairtutor.com

This is a question I’d love to answer on the show because I bet other people are having the same problem.

Also, today we answer the vapor barrier question that Ryan had.

He’s installing cement board and applying RedGard to it.

As usual, Custom Building Products got me an answer and we discuss that in today’s show.

PLUS: we discuss the best way to use home automation if you’re a busy person.

Personally I love SmartThings and the Nest Thermostat.

The Nest allows me to adjust the temperature of our home while we’re away.

SmartThings allows me to monitor our home from my phone.

I get into all the details today.

Many thanks to Johns Manville for sponsoring today’s show.

Check out their complete line of insulation over at http://www.jm.com/en/

If you liked today’s show please give us a rating and review on iTunes, thank you

Remember, we have 196 podcast shows

You can listen to all of them for free over on iTunes or Stitcher.

If you want me to feature a cool Deal of the Day or project send me a quick email

jeff@homerepairtutor.com

We record the podcast every day, so I’m up for sharing your great idea

To join our Home Repair Tutor Private Facebook Group click over to

https://www.facebook.com/groups/hrtcommunity/

Dec 04 2015

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Rank #3: 065: Master Plumber Tips and Craftsman's Mechanic's Set on Sale

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Need some plumbing tips from a Master Plumber?

Delta Faucets tweeted a nice infographic that could help you save BIG bucks.

Here’s the link 

http://www.deltafaucet.com/inspiredliving/infographic/10-pointers-master-plumber

Some priceless advice!!

Craftsman has a great sale right now on their 165 piece Mechanic’s Tool set.

It use to be $149 but is currently only $96.

You can see the deal for your self on their site

http://bit.ly/1Ibjd4R

Love me some tool sales :D

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Sign up to the Home Repair Tutor newsletter by texting Homerepair to 33444. 

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HELP WITH YOUR BATHROOM

Are you a new homeowner?

Does your bathroom make you feel embarrassed, disgusted, or frustrated?

Check out Bathroom Repair Tutor

Our memberships are limited to 100 people on a monthly basis. You get access to the video tutorial library and our great private Facebook group where you can post questions and get answers.

Videos are beginner friendly and come with a printable supply list so you don’t miss anything at the store. 

Jun 15 2015

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Rank #4: 228: One of the Coolest Electrical Inventions EVER!!!

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Today’s show shares a cool new invention that can turn any standard outlet into a nightlight or USB charger in under 20 seconds.

My tenant Wes told me about these cool inventions.

Learn more here

https://www.snappower.com/

Have a home improvement question?

Join our Home Repair Tutor Private Facebook group

https://www.facebook.com/groups/hrtcommunity/

Is YOUR bathroom outdated?

Learn what everybody ought to know about bathroom remodeling with our FREE video series

http://www.homerepairtutor.com/free-bathroom-video-series

or

sign up via text message…text BATHROOM to 33444

If you have a home improvement question I’d be happy to answer it on the show.

Send your question to me at jeff@homerepairtutor.com

Jan 16 2016

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Rank #5: 056: Rockwell's Sonicrafter Multi-Tool and How to Darken Wood Cabinets without Stripping the Finish

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Rockwell’s Sonicrafter F50 is a great multi-tool.

The price for this is $150 and you find it here

https://www.rockwelltools.com/en-us/

Use this tool sand, scrape, cut and more.

I like multi-tools for trimming baseboards, cutting pipes, and sanding tight spots.

It accepts all types of blades and boasts a universal fit system.

When you buy the F50 it comes a 34-piece kit and bag.

But it on Rockwell’s site with free shipping or over on Home Depot

The Sonicrafter F30 is only $99, so if you’re on a budget this is a good option.

Elisha from Pneumatic Addict did an awesome tutorial on how to darken oak cabinets without stripping the finish.

Do you have old oak cabinets that look outdated?

If so, this tutorial can make all the difference and help you modernize your bathroom or kitchen cabinets.

http://www.pneumaticaddict.com/2014/06/darken-cabinets-without-stripping.html

The best part is that you don’t have to waste time stripping the old finish.

Follow Elisha’s tutorial for all the details.

If you liked today’s show subscribe to it via iTunes 

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/home-repair-tutor/id965752980

or Stitcher 

http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/home-repair-tutor?refid=stpr

Our show is 5 days a week Monday thru Friday.

Each show is 8-10 minutes and will make you a better DIYer, or your money back (which is just my way of saying you’ll like the show since it’s FREE).

Does your bathroom make you feel embarrassed, disgusted, or frustrated?

Check out Bathroom Repair Tutor

http://bathroomrepairtutor.com/

Our memberships are limited to 100 people on a monthly basis. You get access to the video tutorial library and our great private Facebook group where you can post questions and get answers.

You need this course if you’re knee deep in bathroom problems.

Jun 02 2015

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Rank #6: 061: Ridgid's Compound Miter Saw Sale and DIY Pest Control Methods by LifeHacker

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f you’re working with wood you likely need a miter saw.

These days a lot of companies are making miter saws that are powered by lithium-ion batteries and this creates opportunities to by corded saws for discounts.

Ridgid’s 10” sliding compound miter saw is currently on sale at Home Depot for $50 off.

The Internet # is 203132245 and the model # is MS255SR

This might be a limited deal so go to the Home Depot website to check it out 

http://www.homedepot.com

Summer months bring out the bugs.

Having a great DIY pest control method in place can help a ton.

Patrick Allan over on LifeHacker came up with a great infographic to help stop the bug problem in your house before it starts.

Check out his tips 

http://lifehacker.com/keep-your-home-bug-free-with-these-diy-pest-control-met-1631181023

You’ll love this!!!

Here’s the Quick Tip: don’t use green board in showers or tubs.

Instead, use cement board like DuRock or Wonder Board and waterproof it.

You can also use Schluter Kerdi Board or Wedi Board.

This tip will save you from making a critical mistake in your bathroom remodeling project. The last thing you need is to have a beautiful tile job removed because the substrate wasn’t waterproofed. 

If you liked today’s show subscribe to it via iTunes 

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/home-repair-tutor/id965752980

or Stitcher 

http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/home-repair-tutor?refid=stpr

Our show is 5 days a week Monday thru Friday.

Each show is 8-10 minutes and will make you a better DIYer, or your money back (which is just my way of saying you’ll like the show since it’s FREE).

Sign up to the Home Repair Tutor newsletter by texting Homerepair to 33444. 

You’ll get advice, tips, and learn about all our tool giveaways via the newsletter. 

Don’t miss out.

Does your bathroom make you feel embarrassed, disgusted, or frustrated?

Check out Bathroom Repair Tutor

http://bathroomrepairtutor.com/

Our memberships are limited to 100 people on a monthly basis. You get access to the video tutorial library and our great private Facebook group where you can post questions and get answers.

You need this course if you’re knee deep in bathroom problems.

Jun 09 2015

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Rank #7: 042: Prolonging Hot Water Tanks and Saving Money on Tools

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Do you know how elongate the life span of a hot water tank?

Check on the anode rod.

What the heck is an anode rod?

It’s inside your hot water tank and is sacrificed instead of the tank itself.

Once the anode is shot that’s when the water starts to eat the tank.

Rheem recommends inspecting the anode once a year and has specific instructions on how to know when it needs to be replaced.

Here are the resources I mention 

http://www.wh2only.com/assets/pdf/Rheem_Training_Manual.pdf

http://www.rheem.com/docs/FetchDocument.aspx?ID=aedbbc95-9a6b-4780-aa23-b0ed9abe41cd

Many thanks to Steve who forwarded these links.

Today’s Quick Tip is about saving money on Amazon when buying power tools.

Stuart over on Toolguyd.com shared the latest tool savings deal that’s available

http://toolguyd.com/bosch-cordless-amazon-discount-052015/

Any day you can save money on power tools is a good day.

Do you have a DIY question? Submit it by…

Calling me at 800-965-0023

Visiting http://www.homerepairtutor.com/podcast/ and use the SpeakPipe recorder

Or signing up to my email newsletter and responding back to me

Does your bathroom need help?

Check out Bathroom Repair Tutor

http://bathroomrepairtutor.com/

Our memberships are limited to 100 people on a monthly basis. You get access to the video tutorial library and our great private Facebook group where you can post questions and get answers. 

This is a passion project meant to help people with their bathroom problems, hope you like it 

May 13 2015

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Rank #8: 232: Three Tiling Mistakes to Avoid...I Saw Them Yesterday

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What three tiling mistakes should you avoid…I’ll share them with you today.

I spotted them yesterday while, ahem, using the bathroom in my local Panera.

AND: tell you about the mixing valve that I love.

Have a home improvement question?

Join our Home Repair Tutor Private Facebook group

https://www.facebook.com/groups/hrtcommunity/

Is YOUR bathroom outdated?

Learn what everybody ought to know about bathroom remodeling with our FREE video series

http://www.homerepairtutor.com/free-bathroom-video-series

or

sign up via text message…text BATHROOM to 33444

If you have a home improvement question I’d be happy to answer it on the show.

Send your question to me at jeff@homerepairtutor.com

Jan 21 2016

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Rank #9: 233: How Can You Fix Low Water Pressure

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How can you fix low water pressure in your house…and why might this be happening? Today we discuss 4 different solutions you have when dealing with low water pressure, it’s good stuff.

PLUS: Ridgid has a cordless random orbital sander…should you buy it? We give you the scoop.

Have a home improvement question?

Join our Home Repair Tutor Private Facebook group

https://www.facebook.com/groups/hrtcommunity/

Is YOUR bathroom outdated?

Learn what everybody ought to know about bathroom remodeling with our FREE video series

http://www.homerepairtutor.com/free-bathroom-video-series

or

sign up via text message…text BATHROOM to 33444

If you have a home improvement question I’d be happy to answer it on the show.

Send your question to me at jeff@homerepairtutor.com

Jan 22 2016

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Rank #10: 049: How to Fix Copper Pinhole Leaks and Baseboard Molding Tips

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Learning how to fix copper pinhole leaks can save you thousands of dollars.

Yep, I’m talking from experience. I’ve experienced 4 different copper pinhole leaks in our home and have learned that it’s good to know about soldering and one little product called Fix-It Stick by Oatey.

The Fix-It Stick is an epoxy putty that you can use to temporarily seal copper pinhole leaks. It creates a watertight seal. All you have to do is mix it then shape it around the copper pipe leak. This in turn allows you to permanently fix the pipe by soldering in a new piece or call a plumber. 

You can learn how to solder copper pipes by checking out this tutorial 

http://www.homerepairtutor.com/how-to-solder-copper-pipe/

Definitely have a Fix-It Stick in your tool box!!! You never know when you copper pipes will leak or spring a pinhole. It costs $5-$10 and can be found at home stores or bought on Amazon.

Check out my tutorial on how to use it over on Home Repair Tutor

http://www.homerepairtutor.com/

Today’s Quick Tip is about baseboard molding. If you want a professional looking DIY job you need to learn how to cope out corners. Typically corners meet at 45 degree angles. Instead of making both corners 45 degrees you should cope one corner and make the other 90 degrees. Yes, this is hard to explain verbally or in written form and that’s why I recommend you watch these videos

https://youtu.be/PQsPwY-eoFI by See Jane Drill

https://youtu.be/yK1BwyfFIGc by Shane Conlan

Both Jane and Shane are great DIY teachers. You’ll love their tutorials.

Do you have a DIY question? Submit it by…

Calling me at 800-965-0023

Visiting http://www.homerepairtutor.com/podcast/ and use the SpeakPipe recorder

Or signing up to my email newsletter and responding back to me

Does your bathroom need help?

Check out Bathroom Repair Tutor

http://bathroomrepairtutor.com/

Our memberships are limited to 100 people on a monthly basis. You get access to the video tutorial library and our great private Facebook group where you can post questions and get answers. 

This is a passion project meant to help people with their bathroom problems, hope you like it 

May 22 2015

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Rank #11: 044: Cleaning Greasy Kitchen Cabinets and SPAX Screws

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Greasy kitchen cabinets are disgusting and hard to clean.

What is a good solution for this problem, besides water and vinegar.

Sometimes I get my best ideas walking through the automotive department in stores.

This is where I found Super Clean. It’s remarkable at removing grease.

Check out my tutorial http://www.homerepairtutor.com/how-to-clean-a-greasy-kitchen-hood/

It’s easy to use but I do recommend testing it on a small area before using it on the entire surface.

Denise also had a question about cleaning her wood floors. Recently I’ve had good luck with Bona products https://www.bona.com/en-US/

But again, I recommend testing any cleaning product.

Today’s Quick Tip is about SPAX screws. 

I’m constructing a bathroom mockup in my garage and had to build out stud walls.

Since I wanted a modular design I decided to use SPAX screws instead of nails.

They don’t require pre-drilling, are easy to drive into wood, and countersink perfectly. 

Check them out here http://www.spax.us/

Do you have a DIY question? Submit it by…

Calling me at 800-965-0023

Visiting http://www.homerepairtutor.com/podcast/ and use the SpeakPipe recorder

Or signing up to my email newsletter and responding back to me

Does your bathroom need help?

Check out Bathroom Repair Tutor

http://bathroomrepairtutor.com/

Our memberships are limited to 100 people on a monthly basis. You get access to the video tutorial library and our great private Facebook group where you can post questions and get answers. 

This is a passion project meant to help people with their bathroom problems, hope you like it 

May 15 2015

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Rank #12: 291: Bathtub Installation (Make it ROCK SOLID)

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How can you make your bathtub installation ROCK SOLID? Today’s podcast shares tips on how to install a bathtub and things to avoid.

Plus we thank a few HRT Facebook Group members who have gone the extra mile to help out people.

Here’s the Bathroom Repair Tutor VIP link is discussed.

At the end of the show I also mention the Milwaukee tool symposium and which tool I’m looking forward to using this year.

Check out our bathtub installation here

http://www.homerepairtutor.com/how-to-install-a-bathtub/

Jun 10 2016

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Rank #13: 066: Control Weeds Organically and DeWalt's New Hammer Drill

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Wanna learn how to control weeds organically. 

Jill Nystul has some fantastic “green” tips that use newspapers.

She calls it the newspaper lasagna 

http://www.onegoodthingbyjillee.com/2015/06/control-weeds-organically-with-newspaper-lasagna.html

DeWalt is coming out with their new 20V Brushless Hammer Drill this summer.

Not only is it super powerful but it comes with a dust extractor built into the tool

http://dewaltmediakit.com/power-tools/dewalt-announces-20v-max-xr-brushless-sds-hammer/

Stuart from Tool Guyd got an early look at this hammer drill and had some exciting things to say about it

http://toolguyd.com/dewalt-cordless-tools-new-2015/

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Sign up to the Home Repair Tutor newsletter by texting Homerepair to 33444. 

You’ll get advice, tips, and learn about all our tool giveaways via the newsletter. 

Don’t miss out.

HELP WITH YOUR BATHROOM

Are you a new homeowner?

Does your bathroom make you feel embarrassed, disgusted, or frustrated?

Check out Bathroom Repair Tutor

Our memberships are limited to 100 people on a monthly basis. You get access to the video tutorial library and our great private Facebook group where you can post questions and get answers.

Videos are beginner friendly and come with a printable supply list so you don’t miss anything at the store. 

Jun 16 2015

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Rank #14: 074: Natural Pest Control for Gardens and Ridgid's Power Spin for Clogged Sinks

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Looking for natural pest control?

Danielle from Weed Em and Reap has a great recipe

Her tutorial has been pinned over 86,000 times 

http://www.weedemandreap.com/natural-garden-pest-control/

Kitchen sink clogs can be expensive.

Last week I used the Ridgid Power Spin to get me out of a jam.

You’ll see why it can help you too, best $40 you’ll spend on a plumbing tool for clogs

https://www.ridgid.com/us/en/power-spin

HELP US SPREAD THE WORD!

If you liked today’s show please subscribe in iTunes and write us a review! This is what helps us stand out from all the fluff out there.

Ways to Subscribe to Home Repair Tutor

STAY IN TOUCH

Sign up to the Home Repair Tutor newsletter by texting Homerepair to 33444. 

You’ll get advice, tips, and learn about all our tool giveaways via the newsletter. 

Don’t miss out.

HELP WITH YOUR BATHROOM

Are you a new homeowner?

Does your bathroom make you feel embarrassed, disgusted, or frustrated?

Check out Bathroom Repair Tutor

Our memberships are limited to 100 people on a monthly basis. You get access to the video tutorial library and our great private Facebook group where you can post questions and get answers.

Videos are beginner friendly and come with a printable supply list so you don’t miss anything at the store. 

Jun 26 2015

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Rank #15: 073: Mason Jar Herb Garden and Ryobi's New Phone Inspection Scope

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Do you want a stylish way to grow herbs?

Camille Styles has a tutorial that shows you how to do this using mason jars.

I made a do-it-yourself video tutorial for this project over on Home Repair Tutor.

It turned out really cool.

http://camillestyles.com/uncategorized/transformed-mason-jar-herb-garden/

Have you ever wondered if you have insulation in your walls?

Or maybe if you have pipes in the ceiling?

Ryobi has a new tool that can help with this mystery.

It uses your smartphone, check it out for yourself

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Ryobi-Phone-Works-Inspection-Scope-ES5000/205489754

HELP US SPREAD THE WORD!

If you liked today’s show please subscribe in iTunes and write us a review! This is what helps us stand out from all the fluff out there.

Ways to Subscribe to Home Repair Tutor

STAY IN TOUCH

Sign up to the Home Repair Tutor newsletter by texting Homerepair to 33444. 

You’ll get advice, tips, and learn about all our tool giveaways via the newsletter. 

Don’t miss out.

HELP WITH YOUR BATHROOM

Are you a new homeowner?

Does your bathroom make you feel embarrassed, disgusted, or frustrated?

Check out Bathroom Repair Tutor

Our memberships are limited to 100 people on a monthly basis. You get access to the video tutorial library and our great private Facebook group where you can post questions and get answers.

Videos are beginner friendly and come with a printable supply list so you don’t miss anything at the store. 

Jun 25 2015

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Rank #16: 038: Rogue Engineer's X Brace Side Table with Concrete Top

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Today is Throwback Thursday where we feature a DIY project someone else has done.

My buddy Jamison over on Rogue Engineer has tons of great DIY furniture ideas you can build yourself.

He’s an aerospace engineer by day and on his weekends does cool projects, between being a dad and husband.

Whew, he’s one busy guy. 

Jamison’s X brace side table with concrete top is way cool

http://rogueengineer.com/diy-x-brace-side-table-concrete-top-plans/

If you have some basic tools and don’t mind buying the materials you can build this bad boy for about $30.

It’s worth checking out if you want to spruce up your patio or deck.

Remember, if you have a DIY question you can always ask me by 

Calling me at 800-965-0023

Visiting http://www.homerepairtutor.com/podcast/ and use the SpeakPipe recorder

Or signing up to my email newsletter and responding back to me

Does your bathroom need help?

Check out Bathroom Repair Tutor

http://bathroomrepairtutor.com/

Our memberships are limited to 100 people on a monthly basis. You get access to the video tutorial library and our great private Facebook group where you can post questions and get answers. 

This is a passion project meant to help people with their bathroom problems, hope you like it 

May 07 2015

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Rank #17: 105: Taping and Finishing Drywall Corners

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Taping and finishing drywall corners is an art.

Today’s lesson discusses how to make the corners look awesome with a few different tips.

First you’ll have to choose which type of joint compound you want.

Pre-mixed and setting-type joint compound are two common options.

Pre-mixed mud takes a bit longer to setup. 

Setting-type joint compound comes in 20 minute, 45 minute, and 90 minute varieties.

This means the mud will setup in about 20, 45, or 90 minutes.

The key to getting great drywall corners is to stagger the mudding process.

Listen to the podcast for all the tips :D

Don’t forget…you can join our free Home Repair Tutor Facebook Group if you’re a do-it-yourselfer

https://www.facebook.com/groups/hrtcommunity/

HELP US SPREAD THE WORD!

If you liked today’s show please subscribe in iTunes and write us a review! This is what helps us stand out from all the fluff out there.

Ways to Subscribe to Home Repair Tutor

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Sign up to the Home Repair Tutor newsletter by texting Homerepair to 33444. 

You’ll get advice, tips, and learn about all our tool giveaways via the newsletter. 

Don’t miss out.

ROMODEL YOUR BATHROOM

Are you a new homeowner?

Does your bathroom make you feel embarrassed, disgusted, or frustrated?

Check out Bathroom Repair Tutor

You get access to the video tutorial library and our great private Facebook group where you can post questions and get answers.

Videos are beginner friendly and come with a printable supply list so you don’t miss anything at the store. 

Plus there’s a 30 day guarantee…it doesn’t get any better.

Check out Bathroom Repair Tutor

Aug 10 2015

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Rank #18: 077: Shower Tiling Tips and Tuscan Leveling System for Grout Lines

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Pat Dollar from our Facebook Group shared how she was able to tile her bathroom by getting help from her local tile store.

She shared with our Group how the local store went the extra mile to help her cut the tiles, pick tools, and choose the mastic & grout.

The point here is to not forgot how much of a resource local tiles stores can be if you’re redoing your kitchen or bathroom.

How do you get your tile grout lines to look amazing?

Professional tile setters are use the Tuscan Leveling System. They have two different kinds of systems: Strap & Cap and the Tuscan SeamClip.

You can check them both out for yourself

http://www.tuscanleveling.com/

Don’t forget…you can join our free Home Repair Tutor Facebook Group if you’re a do-it-yourselfer

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Our Leviton Self-Testing GFCI giveaway is still happening, here’s the link to that tutorial 

http://www.homerepairtutor.com/how-to-install-a-gfci-electrical-outlet-like-a-pro/

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Are you a new homeowner?

Does your bathroom make you feel embarrassed, disgusted, or frustrated?

Check out Bathroom Repair Tutor

Our memberships are limited to 100 people on a monthly basis. You get access to the video tutorial library and our great private Facebook group where you can post questions and get answers.

Videos are beginner friendly and come with a printable supply list so you don’t miss anything at the store. 

Jul 01 2015

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Rank #19: 230: New Shower Tiling Methods...Get Compliments Galore!!

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Are you ready to tile your shower? Today we discuss new shower tiling methods…they’ll help you get compliments galore.

Here’s the link to our complete tutorial

http://www.homerepairtutor.com/how-to-tile-a-shower-wall

PLUS: Matt posted a question over in our private Facebook group about how to remove a stubborn shower arm.

So we give him several tips on how to get it to budge.

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If you have a home improvement question I’d be happy to answer it on the show.

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Jan 19 2016

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Rank #20: 048: Nicholas SyWassink and How to Save Money at the Lumber Yard

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Today is Throwback Thursday where we feature a DIYer and their project.

Nick SyWassink is a friend of mine who has his own website at http://thesawdustmaker.com/

He’s a dad, husband, and guy who enjoys sharing his passion for woodworking.

Nick and I have a lot in common, I need to buy him a beer or coffee some time soon.

He recently put together a great tutorial on how to buy lumber.

Did you know that you could save over 50% by purchasing your wood from the local lumber distributor?

I didn’t until I watched Nicholas’s video

http://thesawdustmaker.com/2015/04/buying-lumber-a-few-things-to-consider/

He also discusses a few other tips that will come in handy.

Thanks Nick for your awesome knowledge on woodworking, this is something we can all do more of with the right tutor.

Remember, if you have a DIY question you can always ask me by 

Calling me at 800-965-0023

Visiting http://www.homerepairtutor.com/podcast/ and use the SpeakPipe recorder

Or signing up to my email newsletter and responding back to me

Does your bathroom need help?

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Our memberships are limited to 100 people on a monthly basis. You get access to the video tutorial library and our great private Facebook group where you can post questions and get answers. 

This is a passion project meant to help people with their bathroom problems, hope you like it 

May 21 2015

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337: Custom Shower Pan Installation in 2 Hours or Less

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Today we discuss how to install custom shower pans in less than 2 hours using KBRS’s Tile-Basin®. This is a great option for DIYers who want to remodel a walk-in shower. Find our tutorial at https://www.homerepairtutor.com/custom-shower-pans/.

May 07 2017

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336: Waterproofing Basement Walls with DRYLOK

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Waterproofing basement walls with DRYLOK paint is an easy way to make your basement more functional and smell better. Today we discuss tips for waterproofing with DRYLOK and share a little story about why Pittsburgh homes have the ‘Pittsburgh Pot’. Here’s the link to our DRYLOK tutorial https://www.homerepairtutor.com/waterproofing-basement-walls-with-drylok-paint/. If you’re remodeling a bathroom and want one-on-one help and detailed step-by-step tutorials visit us over at Bathroom Repair Tutor https://bathroomrepairtutor.com/

Apr 30 2017

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335: Bathroom Waterproofing Systems...DO's and DON'Ts

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Bathroom waterproofing can be confusing as all heck. Today we discuss Schluter’s new thin-set and how this is shaking up the bathroom remodeling industry. Here’s the link to our Schluter thin-set tutorial https://www.homerepairtutor.com/schluter-thin-set/. If you’re remodeling a bathroom and want one-on-one help and detailed step-by-step tutorials visit us over at Bathroom Repair Tutor https://bathroomrepairtutor.com/

Apr 23 2017

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334: Tub Shower Combo Remodeling Tips

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Tub shower combos are very popular in old homes and today we share quick tips on how to replace them. For the complete written tutorial you can visit https://www.homerepairtutor.com/tub-shower-combo-remodeling-quick-tips/. If you’re remodeling a tub shower combo we have a new online course with 20 written tutorials, over 400 pictures and more than 40 step-by-step videos at https://bathroomrepairtutor.com/how-to-remodel-a-tub-shower-combo

Apr 14 2017

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333: How to Install the DITRA-HEAT Heated Flooring System

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Heated flooring systems are great for tiled bathroom floors. Today we share several tips on how to install DITRA-HEAT and discuss why it’s a great option. For the complete step-by-step tutorial visit https://www.homerepairtutor.com/ditra-heat-heated-flooring-systems/. If you’re remodeling a tub shower combo we have a new online course with 20 written tutorials, over 400 pictures and more than 40 step-by-step videos at https://bathroomrepairtutor.com/how-to-remodel-a-tub-shower-combo

Mar 31 2017

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332: Three Tips for Drilling Holes in Cinderblock, Brick and Tile

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Drilling through cinderblock, brick and tile is a breeze if you have the right tool and bits. Today we share three quick tips that’ll make these projects way easier. For more home improvement tips visit us at https://www.homerepairtutor.com/. If you’re remodeling a bathroom our online courses will help you do it faster, easier and better https://bathroomrepairtutor.com/

Mar 17 2017

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331: Cutting Bathroom Tiles with Montolit's New CGX115 Angle Grinder Blade

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Cutting bathroom tiles is a lot easier with the right tools. Angle grinders equipped with Montolit’s new CGX115 will make smooth cuts through the hardest porcelain tile. The CGX115 has layers of diamond that make it stronger and more resilient. If you want to buy the CGX115 contact Christopher McNeeley https://www.facebook.com/christopher.mcneeley. If you need a great tile setter and live in New Jersey contact Ken Balin https://www.facebook.com/ken.ballin.750. If you want more tips on tiling a shower check out our online courses at https://bathroomrepairtutor.com/

Mar 10 2017

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330: Five Tips for Choosing Tile

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Today’s podcast shares 5 quick and simple tips for choosing tile. These suggestions will help you choose tiles that look great, perform as expected and last a long time. There’s nothing worse than planning a tile project then having bad tiles that are a pain in the butt to set.

Mar 03 2017

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329: How to Paint a Bathroom Fast (5 Tips from The Idaho Painter)

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Today we share 5 great tips for painting a bathroom fast. Chris ‘The Idaho Painter’ shared these tips with us. After today’s show you’ll know what brushes, rollers, tape and caulk a pro uses to get straight lines and amazing results.

Feb 24 2017

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328: Cement Board Installation Tips for Tub Shower Combos

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Cement board is the cheapest way to waterproof a tub shower combo. Today’s podcast has 7 tips to help make your project rock solid and as painless as possible. If you’re remodeling a bathtub or tiling a shower check out our courses over on Bathroom Repair Tutor https://bathroomrepairtutor.com/

Feb 17 2017

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327: Five Solid Bathtub Installation Tips

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If you’re doing a bathroom remodel and installing a new bathtub this podcast is a must listen. We share 5 solid bathtub installation tips that’ll save you a ton of grief and give you a leakproof result. If you’re remodeling your bathroom our online courses are great, check them out https://www.homerepairtutor.com/course-library/

Feb 03 2017

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326: Thin-Set for Tile DO's and DON'Ts

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Before you tile a bathroom, kitchen, or basement this lesson is a must. If you’re thin-set technique is bad your tiles might fall off the wall or crack over time. We share 5 tips in today’s show. Here’s the link to the video that Sal DiBlasi and I did on this topic https://youtu.be/CjJJEtlJkwU. Also, here’s the link to my video review of Ridgid’s 18V compact router https://youtu.be/hIyWOXJOnVA. If you’re remodeling your bathroom our online courses are great, check them out https://www.homerepairtutor.com/course-library/

Jan 27 2017

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325: How to Grout Shower Wall Tiles and Milwaukee's M18 Grinder

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Today’s podcast shares tips on how to choose grout and use it for shower wall tiles. For example, what kind of grout should you use for grout joints less than 1/8 inch? Tons of great tips in today’s show. Here’s the link to my video tutorial on how to grout shower wall tiles using Mapei’s Keracolor U https://youtu.be/sUn60oLDAjc. Also we discuss Milwaukee’s M18 cordless angle grinder. This bad boy has a rapid stop break which makes it safer than other grinders. Check out my video review here https://youtu.be/44DIoORK73o. If you’re remodeling your bathroom our online courses could be a huge help, click this link to check them out https://www.homerepairtutor.com/course-library/

Jan 20 2017

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324: Unsanded Grout Tips and Empire's New LED Levels

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There’s nothing worse than tiling a floor or wall then ruining it with grout. Today I share 3 tips that’ll help you get better color consistency, stain resistance and strength from your unsanded grout. You can also watch my latest YouTube video that shares these same tips, click this link to watch it https://youtu.be/SkWqM7QNtNg. Plus we discuss Empire’s latest LED levels. They’re called the UltraView LED Box levels and I love them because LED lights make it easy to see the bubbles in the vials. Watch this video to see my review of the UltraView LED level https://youtu.be/K47Ne0Rr3HU.  If you want to tile a shower surround our $10 ‘How to Tile a Shower Like a Pro’ course would be perfect, check it out at https://bathroomrepairtutor.com/

Jan 13 2017

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323: Grouting Bathroom Floors and Milwaukee's Surge Driver

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Grouting a bathroom floor can be a pain. But with pre-mixed grouts it’s a lot easier and quicker. Today we talk about Mapei’s Flexcolor CQ and why it’s awesome. Check out my video on how to grout a ceramic tile floor with Flexcolor CQ here https://youtu.be/uuFqHERYGdw. Also, I tested Milwaukee’s Surge hydraulic driver which is quieter than a traditional impact driver. So we discuss my thoughts on this new technology. Watch my Surge review here https://youtu.be/v6brJksXSYE. Plus I’ll be partnering with Sal DiBlasi who’s a 30 year tiling guru to make YouTube videos. I’m super excited about working with Sal and Chris ‘The Idaho Painter’ on videos for bathroom remodeling. Check out Sal’s YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/saldibs and Chris’ channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/idahopainters. If you want to tile a shower surround our $10 ‘How to Tile a Shower Like a Pro’ course would be perfect, check it out at https://bathroomrepairtutor.com/

Jan 06 2017

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322: Insurance Tips...Keep Your Home Safe

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Insurance is not sexy…but it’s SUPER important. Today we discuss insurance tips to keep your home safe and to prevent you from writing huge checks when a catastrophe occurs. Also, we talk about the right way to approach a bathtub remodel. If you’re remodeling your bathroom and doing it yourself you might love our courses over on Bathroom Repair Tutor. Click here to check out our courses https://bathroomrepairtutor.com/

Dec 30 2016

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321: Grout Removal Tools and Ridgid's Palm Impact Driver

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Grout removal tool selection is super important…especially if you don’t want to spend your entire Saturday removing grout. We discuss three different grout removal tools that’ll make your life easier. Check out my full tutorial here https://goo.gl/8olNcN. Also, if you’re looking for a great tool to use for screwing things together take a look at our review of Ridgid’s 12V palm impact driver https://youtu.be/NoqfGKOB-Y8.

Are you redoing your bathroom? Our online bathroom remodeling courses could help a ton. Check them out for yourself https://goo.gl/5J4XbM

Dec 23 2016

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320: Bathroom Towel Bar Tips and Milwaukee's M18 Brad Nailer

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Bathroom towel bars are easy to install but over time they can ruin your walls. Today you’ll get several tips to prevent this from happening.

Also, we discuss Milwaukee’s new M18 brad nailer. I tested the 18 gauge nailer and wanted to share that with you.

Here’s the link to our How to Tile a Shower course

https://goo.gl/x0pUuB

Here’s the link to our tutorial on bathroom towel bars

https://youtu.be/oKiMAmHQWBc

Here’s the link to our review of Milwaukee’s M18 18 Gauge Brad Nailer

https://youtu.be/D_VhZ1YTtjc

Dec 16 2016

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319: Seven Winter Tips for Safer Homes

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The winter presents special challenges for homeowners. Today we discuss 7 winter tips to help you keep you home safe and energy efficient.

Here’s the link to the tutorial that shows how to install an exterior frost free sillcock

https://www.homerepairtutor.com/frost-free-sillcocks-for-outside-water-faucets-and-hose-bibs/

Here’s the link to our course that shows how to tile a shower

https://bathroomrepairtutor.com/how-to-tile-a-shower/

Dec 09 2016

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318: Pedestal Sink Installation Tips and FEIN's New Tools

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Pedestal sinks are a great way to make a small bathroom look great. Today’s show shares 4 great tips for how to install a pedestal sink and faucet.

Plus, we discuss FEIN’s new 12V MultiTalent oscillating multi-tool and 4-speed drill/driver.

Here’s the special link to Bathroom Repair Tutor

https://bathroomrepairtutor.com/vip-bonus-november-2016-oh-yah/

Here’s our tutorial on how to install a pedestal sink in a small bathroom

https://www.homerepairtutor.com/small-bathroom-makeovers-pedestal-sink-installation/

Here’s our tool review of FEIN’s 12V MultiTalent and 4-speed drill/driver

https://youtu.be/JjmZoAIaZNE

Dec 02 2016

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Very Useful

By SlewPilot - Nov 30 2016
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This is a great program. Keep up the good work!

The most helpful podcast ever!

By dapeshma4 - May 24 2016
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Love this podcast. It covers everything you need to do your home repairs.