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Today's Homeowner Podcast

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Rank #91 in Design category

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Education
Design
Self-Improvement
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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.

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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

58 Ratings
Average Ratings
47
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

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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 32. New Weed Killer, a Shrinking Floor & Behind-The-Scenes of the Today’s Homeowner TV Show

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On this week's podcast:

• Hear about a new method to kill weeds. This information surfaced after a homeowner accidentally created brown spots in her grass with bug spray. • We help a listener who is dealing with some water stains left on a newly refurbished piece of furniture. • A homeowner’s vinyl plank floor shrunk. Listen to hear what likely caused this problem.

And: • Danny and Joe talk with longtime Creative Director and Producer of the Today’s Homeowner Television show, Scott Gardner. Hear about some of the obstacles the crew faced when taping the latest episode involving a recycled patio. • Joe has a simple solution that will help you make perfectly square crosscuts with your circular saw.

Question of the week:

Jackie from Pennsylvania writes, “I have a home built in the early 60s. The interior walls are made of a fiberboard that shows seams. Currently, they are wallpaper. The walls seem to absorb moisture when its damp outside and the house smells musty. I’d love to have drywall or wood walls but unsure if it’s safe to remove this fiberboard let alone the mess and dust. Any suggestions?”

Aug 16 2019

42mins

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Rank #2: Ep 36. Buckling Floors, Keeping the Bugs Out & Woodworking Cleanup

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On this week's podcast:

•  A homeowner's hardwood floorboards look as if they're trying to escape from the house.  They're buckling in every room.  This is a moisture problem, listen to learn how to fix it. • A listener needs help sealing the envelope of their new home after being invaded by lovebugs.  A few improvements he can make to keep mother nature outside.

And: • Sprayed on ceilings are a headache to update.  The key to painting them is simple... preparation.  How you can prep a room to paint a sprayed ceiling like a pro. • Joe has a simple solution that will make cleaning up after a woodworking project a cinch.

Question of the week:

Bruce in Kentucky writes,

"How did you vent the fireplace after removing the chimney and replacing the roof with a metal roof? I like the look of the metal roof."

Sep 13 2019

36mins

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Rank #3: Ep 25. Home Improvement Culture Shock

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

• Joe’s son Chris calls into the Today’s Homeowner Hotline from Moscow, Russia. Chris provides a unique perspective on how different life and home improvement is compared to American culture. • How to repair a shed or home with rotted verticle wood siding.

And: • What you can do to improve the look of a small concrete patio. • Joe has a simple solution that will keep paint from splattering on furniture using something straight from a kitchen drawer.

Question of the week:

Mary asks, “I have a vinyl wood plank floor that cracks when we walk on it. Is there a remedy other than taking it up and replacing it with something else?”

Jun 28 2019

43mins

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Rank #4: 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 #5: Tips: Reducing Water Use in the Garden

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Here are a few steps you can take that will limit the amount of water your yard and garden will need.

Jul 26 2019

1min

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Rank #6: 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 #7: Ep 37. Range Hood Template, Killing Invasive Vines & Fungus

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On this week's podcast:

•  We help a homeowner who is running granite all the way up to her 8-foot ceiling. She needs some advice when it comes to installing her range hood on that granite. • Vines can be beautiful but they sure are invasive. Danny and Joe help a homeowner with a non-toxic mixture that will limit vines from growing on his house.

And: • Do you have black spots on your siding? If you do you are likely dealing with a fungus.  How you can get rid of it and keep it off of your home. • Carrying carpet out of a home is never easy.. unless you follow this Simple Solution. Joe gives us you much simpler option for removing the carpet.

Question of the Week:

Madeline from Indiana writes,

"We have a crawl space that has been waterproofed.  What can I do around the outside of my foundation to help it stay dry?"

Sep 20 2019

30mins

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Rank #8: 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 #9: Ep 27. DIY Privacy Wall & Pool Noodle Storage

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On this week's podcast:

• We offer some suggestions on how to get extra privacy on your deck. • A homeowner is having a problem with his air conditioner condensation line. We discuss a few HVAC maintenance tips And: • Danny helps a homeowner with their outdoor waterproof TV cabinet project.  For a how-to video on this project click here. • Joe has a simple solution that will have you grabbing the pool noodle next time you need to strap something to the roof or trunk of your car or truck.

Question of the week:

Mark from Texas writes, “I am a huge fan of your show, got only was able to see it sometimes. I love that is on Prime now! We share a privacy fence with our neighbor in the backyard. They have a dog and we have a dog that likes to run beside the fence and bark at each other. Of course, there are bare spots where our dog turns around. When it is wet, our dog tracks in the mud. What do you suggest making it look nicer and reduce the mud getting tracked in? I’m sure many homeowners deal with this problem.”

Jul 12 2019

33mins

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Rank #10: Tips: Paint Can Cleaning and Sealing

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These simple steps will keep your paint fresh after every use.

May 23 2019

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Rank #11: 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 #12: Ep 18. Repairing a Rotted Deck & Cleaning Calcium Stains off Brick

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

• Listen to hear a proactive way to keep deck posts from rotting and how to install them correctly. • Vinyl stick-on tiles can be a great resource if you’re looking to redo a floor on a budget. Danny and Joe talk about how to prep a floor before installing the tiles. • How to rid red brick from irritating calcium stains. • Joe’s Simple Solution will have you building a mosquito trap that doesn’t include any harsh chemicals.

Podcast question of the week:

Zach from Wisconsin asks, “Can you recommend a book or any resource on building a small home? I want to build a tiny home and would like any information I can get.”

May 10 2019

32mins

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Rank #13: Tips: Saving Water by Converting a Toilet to Dual Flush

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How installing an inexpensive toilet conversion kit can turn an older toilet into a water-saving dual flush model in no time.

Apr 12 2019

1min

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Rank #14: Tips: Preserve Energy by Creating a Seal

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Keep the outdoors... Outside! How to preserve energy by creating a seal at the bottom of a door.

Jun 12 2019

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Rank #15: Tips: Check the Circuit Breaker

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When you need to kill a circuit to change a light fixture it's easy enough to flip breakers until the light goes off. But changing receptacles can be more tricky.  You could plug in a lamp but you'll have to make several trips back and forth to the breaker box, unless you have a helper. Instead, try this. 

Sep 02 2019

1min

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Rank #16: 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

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Rank #17: How to Refinish Sun-Damaged Wooden Doors | Ep. 40

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On this Week's Podcast:

• How to refinish solid wooden doors worn down by too much sun

• Snow is a concern for folks up north, and Joe’s got a tool that makes moving the white stuff much easier.

• Want to remove particleboard glued to a concrete slab? A hammer and chisel just won’t cut it. Chelsea and Joe talk about a fast, easy way to get the job done. 

• How to use a garden hose to lay a curved or serpentine-shaped pathway

Question of the Week:

Delbert in Kentucky writes, "I have an old log home that I rebuilt around 1980. Some of the logs are dry rotting. Do you have any helpful hints that would help me in restoring these logs? 

"[They] were originally used in a log hotel in Aberdeen, Ohio and we brought them to Morningview, Kentucky in 1977. My wife and I worked and rebuilt our home and moved into the home in 1982.”

Oct 10 2019

32mins

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Rank #18: Tips: Simple Sprinkler System Repair

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At some point, all sprinkler systems need to be repaired. This means you'll be doing a lot of work inside a wet hole in the ground.

Listen to find out which tool you likely already have in your home that will simplify this messy job.

Aug 19 2019

1min

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Rank #19: What You Should Know Before Installing A Wood Fence|Ep. 42

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On this Week's Podcast:

• Solutions for a homeowner who’s installing 500 feet ofwood fencing — hear how Danny and Joe would tackle the installation and staining. 

• Trees and their roots can lead to uneven walkways. While you could replace your concrete sidewalk, we’ve got a solution that will let you keep it. 

• Do you have a big yard and need to rake soil? Try mechanizing your raking! Joe explains in this week's Simple Solution.

• Tips for creating a spooky — and safe — Halloween setup for your home.

Question of the Week:

Robert in Rhode Island writes, "Earlier today, my wife, and I were in the back yard, and I noticed the end of the vinyl siding was hanging. Is there any way to secure the siding."

Oct 25 2019

35mins

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Rank #20: Tips: Wood Look Floor

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People love the look of a wood floor and today there are more ways than ever to get it. Knowing the differences between the three main options will help you make the right choice.

Sep 09 2019

1min

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