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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

79 Ratings
Average Ratings
65
7
3
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: 299: Bathroom Remodeling Start to Finish

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Today’s podcast is a complete walk-thru of my 100 year old bathroom remodel. Man, has it been a bear!! So I’ll share what’s worked well and the challenges involved with these old homes.

Plus you’ll learn about the materials I’m using that make this remodel easier and more efficient.

Our Special Summer Bonuses for Bathroom Repair Tutor are ending Friday July 15th at 11:59 eastern

Grab the bonuses and the course at

https://bathroomrepairtutor.com/

Here are all the bonuses

-Summer Bonus #1: Ultimate Bathroom Renovation Planner (worksheet) keep your schedule on schedule

-Summer Bonus #2: Bathroom Remodel Budget Checklist (worksheet) know your budget before starting

-Summer Bonus #3: 13 Tiling Mistakes to Avoid (Video) ..tile smarter, faster and easier

-Summer Bonus #4: Tiling Tools You Need (Video)...the right tools will make a HUGE difference

-Summer Bonus #5: 15 Essential Materials You Need (eBook)...don’t start your remodel without reading this

-Summer Bonus #6: Homeowner’s Handy Guide to Tiling Bathroom Floors (eBook)...learn planning, layout, materials, tools, and more...a must read for anyone tiling a floor

-Summer Bonus #7: Bathroom Repair Tutor Private Facebook Group is the coolest bathroom remodeling DIY community out there with other DIYers to help answer your questions and give you feedback

Check out all the details

https://bathroomrepairtutor.com/

Jul 15 2016

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Rank #2: 173: Hate Waiting for Hot Water?

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Do you want instant hot water in your bathroom?

You should check out point of use tankless electric instant water heaters.

Initially I didn’t think this was an interesting topic.

But not having hot water in the bathroom is a super common problem.

And these instant water heaters are a HUGE solution.

They’re on sale today at Home Depot for about 40% off.

Btw, HD isn’t paying me to announce these deals. I figured you don’t have time to find the deals and thought it would be cool to announce them on the podcast.

Check out the deal of the day by searching for ATMOR Tankless Electric Instant Water Heaters.

If you liked this Deal of the Day please give us a rating and review on iTunes, thank you

PLUS: we discuss how to fix loose door hinges…

,,,remove the loose screws, apply wood glue to toothpicks or a golf tee, shove these into the holes in the jamb, screw a longer screw into the hole…DONE.

I explain this a bit better in today’s show.

Remember, we have 173 podcast shows

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

if you like the show please give us a rating and review over iTunes, thank you

Nov 10 2015

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Rank #3: 165: Troubleshooting Dead Outlets

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Do you have a dead outlet?

You can troubleshoot and fix this problem yourself.

Today we discuss how to identify the issue and rectify it.

Btw, here’s the tutorial i mention on how to replace a GFCI outlet

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

PLUS: the Deal of the Day is save 30% select home water treatment systems at Home Depot

This deal lasts for 24 hours and BAM…disappears.

if you got some tips from today’s show leave a review for us on iTunes, we’ll give you a high five

Click here to subscribe via iTunes

You can also subscribe via Stitcher

WOULD YOU LOVE A NEW BATHROOM?

We believe you can remodel a bathroom yourself.

And you can do it just as good as a contractor.

We can teach you how to renovate your bathroom so that you’ll love using it every day.

Sign up for our free 3-Part Videos Series because it’ll help you get started.

Click this link to get the videos

Free 3-Part Video Series

Nov 02 2015

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Rank #4: 168: Keep Your Butt Warm This Winter

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Do you want a warm toilet toilet seat?

Me too!!!

Brondell makes the LumaWarm toilet seat and it gets 5-Star reviews over on Home Depot.

The LumaWarm plugs into a GFCI and also has an LED nightlight.

The model number is L60-EW and costs about $110.

Listen to the podcast for the Deal of the Day.

Remember, if you spot a cool product or Deal of the Day send me an email

My address is jeff@homerepairtutor.com

ALSO: Did you like today’s show? leave a review for us on iTunes, we’ll give you a high five

Click here to subscribe via iTunes

You can also subscribe via Stitcher

WOULD YOU LOVE A NEW BATHROOM?

We believe you can remodel a bathroom yourself.

And you can do it just as good as a contractor.

We can teach you how to renovate your bathroom so that you’ll love using it every day.

Sign up for our free 3-Part Videos Series because it’ll help you get started.

Click this link to get the videos

Free 3-Part Video Series

Nov 05 2015

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Rank #5: 188: Grout Cleaning Tips That Work

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Does your tile and grout need help?

Today I share 3 different cleaning tips that could make a HUGE difference.

You’ll have to listen to the show to get the details.

Here are the links I mention

http://www.homerepairtutor.com/clean-ceramic-tile-and-grout/

http://www.homerepairtutor.com/the-best-way-to-clean-grout/

We also discuss how home automation can help you keep tabs on your home during the holidays.

My latest tutorial over on Home Repair Tutor shows how I use it as a home security system…

BEST PART: no monthly fees.

Check out that tutorial

http://www.homerepairtutor.com/the-best-home-automations-system/

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

Remember, we have 188 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

Nov 25 2015

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Rank #6: 177: Which Insulation Should You Use

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Do you want a warm home?

Today we discuss the different types of insulation.

It’s not a bad idea to explore your options.

And that’s what we do.

My last recommendation on spray foam is kind of a DIY horror story.

Worth a listen.

PLUS: the deal of the day is 40% off portable heaters.

You should check that out if your house is chilly but only in one room.

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

Remember, we have 177 podcast shows

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

Nov 14 2015

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Rank #7: 215: Holiday DIY Tips...Don't Clean Your Oven!!!

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Do you want to stay safe…me too…today’s tips could save your life or at the very least make your home safer.

PLUS: I tell you about our upcoming video tutorials.

Speaking of videos…here’s the one I made on DIY holiday gifts

Here’s the link to my oven cleaning tutorial

http://www.homerepairtutor.com/how-to-clean-an-oven/

Here’s the link to my clothes dryer tutorial

http://www.homerepairtutor.com/dryer-duct-cleaning

To join our Bathroom Repair Tutor support group click over to

http://www.bathroomrepairtutor.com/

Subscribe to our free Bathroom Remodeling video series

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

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

Remember, we have 215 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/

To join our Bathroom Repair Tutor support group click over to

http://www.bathroomrepairtutor.com/

Dec 23 2015

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Rank #8: 216: Fixing Squeaky Floors...Without Removing Carpet

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Does your floor squeak? How can you stop the squeaking without taking up your carpet? Today we give you a great solution.

We also talk about bi-fold door hardware that I’ve never seen…thanks Mike Ruf for the amazing tip.

Here’s the link Mike shared in our Home Repair Tutor Facebook community

http://www.johnsonhardware.com/1601.htm

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…send 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

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

Remember, we have 216 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/

To join our Bathroom Repair Tutor support group click over to

http://www.bathroomrepairtutor.com/

Jan 04 2016

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Rank #9: 211: Drywalling Tips...Speed Up the Process

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Do you want to speed up drywalling? Today’s tips will help you drywall a bathroom or any other room in less time.

We’re finishing up our latest bathroom mockup for Bathroom Repair Tutor and will have a TON of awesome video tutorials

To join our Bathroom Repair Tutor support group click over to

http://www.bathroomrepairtutor.com/

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

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

Remember, we have 211 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/

To join our Bathroom Repair Tutor support group click over to

http://www.bathroomrepairtutor.com/

Dec 19 2015

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Rank #10: 200: Stop Window Condensation and Remove Moldy Shower Caulk

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Are your windows sweating? Today we discuss several tips to stop window condensation. This is especially important if your windows are made of wood. One of our community members Mike is dealing with this problem and I give several tips.

Also: James wrote in and asked about what type of caulk to use in his bathroom.

This question is perfect for today’s podcast since I just posted a new tutorial on how to remove and replace moldy shower caulk on Home Repair Tutor.

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

You can check out that video and the written explanation at http://www.homerepairtutor.com/

Thanks so much for listening to the show…it’s pretty cool that this is the 200th episode!!!

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

Remember, we have 200 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 08 2015

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Rank #11: 284: How to Fix Drywall

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True story: I paid my handyman $600 to fix a 4x4 section of drywall. It was pricey because he had to match the texture and visit the house 3-4 times. Today’s podcast shares how to fix drywall and save tons of money.

AND we have an awesome giveaway you don’t want to miss. Especially if you’re a tool junkie like me.

Here’s the link to my tutorial on how to fix drywall

http://www.homerepairtutor.com/how-to-fix-drywall/

Watch the video tutorial on my YouTube channel

https://www.youtube.com/user/HomeRepairTutor

Join the FREE Home Repair Tutor Facebook Group

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

PLUS: if you’re doing a DIY bathroom remodel you’ll love our training over on Bathroom Repair Tutor

http://www.bathroomrepairtutor.com/

Apr 22 2016

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Rank #12: 182: Make Your Dishwasher Clean Better

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Get 5 awesome tips that’ll make it run like new.

Today’s show has all the details but if you want to see the tips over on Home Repair Tutor check them out here

http://www.homerepairtutor.com/dishwasher-not-cleaning/

DeWalt is having a great deal on their 15 Amp Double Bevel Miter Saw over at Home Depot

It used to be $349 but is now $299.

Check it out before the deal goes away

The model number is DW716

DeWalt is having a second AWESOME deal at Costco

You can get their ToughSystem Bundle for $200 instead of $315

Check that out here

http://toolguyd.com/dewalt-toughsystem-deals-h2015/

If you love Star Wars you’ll love Bob’s cool Giant Light Saber video…way cool

https://youtu.be/MIymFB2uHXc

Nov 19 2015

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Rank #13: 158: Cleaning with Alcohol...It Works

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Cleaning is important.

Today we have two cleaning tips that use alcohol…and they work great.

The first tip is from Melissa Maker over at Clean My Space.

She shares her recipe: 1 part rubbing alcohol and 1 part distilled water.

Use this with an optical microfiber cloth and NOT paper towels.

My buddy Nick Conrad down in Alabama accidentally figured out that isopropyl alcohol cleans grease off hands.

SPREAD THE WORD!

If you liked today’s show subscribe in iTunes and write us a review!

This helps us stand out from the fluff out there.

Click here to subscribe via iTunes

You can also subscribe via Stitcher

WOULD YOU LOVE A NEW BATHROOM?

We believe you can remodel a bathroom yourself.

And you can do it just as good as a contractor.

We can teach you how to renovate your bathroom so that you’ll love using it every day.

Sign up for our free 3-Part Videos Series because it’ll help you get started.

Click this link to get the videos

Free 3-Part Video Series

Oct 26 2015

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Rank #14: 280: Easily Remove Tree Trunks

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Tree trunk removal can be tough…today we discuss a way to remove trunks without breaking your back…although, this isn’t necessarily the ‘greenest’ method (just a heads up).

ALSO we talk about how to quiet noisy pipes and a way to solve wobbly outlets or switches.

Here’s the link to the outlet shims I mention

http://amzn.to/1Rzr4hh

If you’re interested in the Spectracide stump remover granules you can research them here

http://amzn.to/1LQJbT7

Finally, this is the link to the Pumie pumice stick that Phil recommended

http://amzn.to/1Rzrx2O

The above links are Amazon affiliate links and help support the HRT podcast…gracias.

Join our YouTube channel here

https://www.youtube.com/user/HomeRepairTutor

Join the FREE Home Repair Tutor Facebook Group

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

PLUS: if you’re doing a DIY bathroom remodel you’ll love our training over on Bathroom Repair Tutor

http://www.bathroomrepairtutor.com/

Mar 09 2016

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Rank #15: 155: 3 Tools You Need to Tile Faster

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What are the only 3 tools you need to tile faster?

Today we talk about the tools that professional tile setters use.

I explain why you want these tools and here are the names/model numbers/amazon affiliate links

Ishii JW-720STA 28 1/4" Big Clinker Tile Cutter

DEWALT D24000S Heavy-Duty 10-inch Wet Tile Saw with Stand

Fein WSG8-115 4-1/2” Angle Grinder

Makita A-94552 4-1/2-Inch Turbo Rim Diamond Masonry Blade

SPREAD THE WORD!

If you liked today’s show subscribe in iTunes and write us a review!

This helps us stand out from the fluff out there.

Click here to subscribe via iTunes

You can also subscribe via Stitcher

WOULD YOU LOVE A NEW BATHROOM?

We believe you can remodel a bathroom yourself.

And you can do it just as good as a contractor.

We can teach you how to renovate your bathroom so that you’ll love using it every day.

Sign up for our free 3-Part Videos Series because it’ll help you get started.

Click this link to get the videos

Free 3-Part Video Series

Oct 17 2015

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Rank #16: 191: Bathroom Pipes and Shower Remodeling

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Bathroom remodeling can be a pain…it’s nice to have a support group. Today we talk about finding pipes in walls and the tub lip problem.

Pipes in walls can be re-routed using standard soldered fittings or SharkBite fittings.

If you have access to the pipes via an access panel I would recommend using SharkBites.

Check them out here

http://www.sharkbite.com/

But if the pipes will be hidden in the wall I do recommend soldering instead of SharkBites.

I got a second question from Lynda about what to do with the tub lip…should she put building panels over the lip or rest them on the lip?

My recommendation is to put panels on top of the lip.

Listen to the show to hear why.

Here are links to Schluter and Wedi…Schluter makes KERDI-BOARD.

http://www.schluter.com/

http://us.wedi.de/index.php

For more information on bathroom remodeling check out our support group at Bathroom Repair Tutor

https://bathroomrepairtutor.com/

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

Remember, we have 191 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

Nov 29 2015

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Rank #17: 194: Toilets, Rotted Drywall, and Plumbing Tips...HOLY SMOKE

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Closet flanges are super important…they prevent your toilet bowl from leaking.

Today we talk about the options you have, an interesting predicament, and a little waterproofing experiment I’m doing.

Drywall sometimes gets wet and ruined if it’s next to the tub or shower.

What can you do?

I’m conducting a little experiment with KERDI-BAND to waterproof the drywall.

I also consulted Schluter, the maker of KERDI-BAND, to get their feedback on this project.

So I’ll be sharing the results with you.

One of our fans has a predicament: he needs a corner toilet with a 14 inch rough-in.

If you have a solution please send me an email at jeff@homerepairtutor.com

There are several types of closet flanges. I personally like PVC or ABS closet flanges because they don’t rust out.

Check out Oatey to see all the different types of closet flanges

http://www.oatey.com/

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 191 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

Dec 02 2015

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Rank #18: 039: Kitchen Remodeling Tips and When to Use Electricians

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Don’t get me wrong, I love DIYing but I also like staying alive.

Bradley left a message asking if he should hire an electrician or try doing the electrical work himself.

He’s remodeling a kitchen, knocking down some walls, and some other stuff.

One of the issues is the electrical will have to run underground in conduit.

Listen to the show to see what I recommend for Bradley.

Today’s Quick Tip is about what to do with cement board and bathtub lips.

If you’re wanting to install tile in a tub surround you’ll likely be using cement board.

Should the boards rest on top of the tub lip or go down over the lip and rest 1/4” above the tub deck?

Here’s my opinion: rest the cement boards on top of the tub lip, fill in the gap between the cement board and the tub deck with thin-set mortar, and then add Schluter’s Kerdi Band over the gap to waterproof it. 

The reason is simple, if the cement board is shimmed out so that it can rest just off the tub deck you’ll be left with an awkward transition between the cement board and neighboring drywall. 

Again, this is just my opinion based on conversations that Steve and I have had about this particular part of bathroom remodeling. Steven is my buddy who remodels custom bathrooms.

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 08 2015

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Rank #19: 179: Removing Grease from Kitchen Appliances

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Grease is disgusting.

I found a great product that removes it…Super Clean.

It costs about $5 and can be found in the automotive section of Walmart.

Check out this tutorial I made

http://www.homerepairtutor.com/how-to-clean-a-greasy-kitchen-hood/

Plus: today we talk about how to get great deals on patio furniture over on Home Depot’s site.

Tomorrow is the last day for our latest giveaway over on Home Repair Tutor.

Watch our latest video tutorial on how to insulate walls to get the scoop…it’s pretty cool

http://www.homerepairtutor.com/how-to-insulate-walls-and-ceilings/

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

Remember, we have 179 podcast shows

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

Nov 16 2015

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Rank #20: 206: Painting Wood Paneling and Sump Pump Sagas

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Wood paneling…should you paint it? If so, how should you approach this project. Today I’m going to share mistakes I made while painting old paneling at a rental.

PLUS: should you paint walls and floors in your basement if you have a sump pump.

I give my 2 cents on this topic…it’s probably only worth that much.

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

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

Remember, we have 206 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 14 2015

13mins

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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.