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Home Repair Tutor

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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
Read more
This is a great program. Keep up the good work!

The most helpful podcast ever!

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

Updated 13 days ago

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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: 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

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.

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
10 mins
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Rank #2: 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
25 mins
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Rank #3: 097: Moen's 4 Tips on Bathroom Remodeling

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Bathroom remodeling can be a challenge.

Today’s podcast lesson discusses 4 great tips from Moen.

First tip is to avoid fluorescent lights in the bathroom and opt for halogen lights.

Second tip is to having matching appliances and having plenty of storage.

Third tip is to having the same finish for all accessories.

Fourth tip is to choose accessories that are functional and pull the design together.

Here’s the link to Moen’s 4 Tips for bathroom remodeling

http://www.moen.com/bathroom/design-planning/design-advice/article?id=8

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

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. 

Jul 29 2015
9 mins
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Rank #4: 241: Nine Electrical Tips That Make Homeowners Smarter

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Do you want to be smarter when it comes to electrical work…today’s podcast has 9 tips you ought to know.

Many of these golden nuggets come from my buddy Bill who’s a licensed electrician here in Pittsburgh.

Join our Home Repair Tutor Private Facebook group

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

Wanna tackle a DIY bathroom Remodel?

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 30 2016
14 mins
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Rank #5: 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
8 mins
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Rank #6: 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
9 mins
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Rank #7: 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
7 mins
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Rank #8: 154: Bathroom Remodeling Myths Pt 5 - DIYers Can't Remodel Bathrooms

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Can a DIYer remodel a bathroom?

Today we discuss how to start a bathroom renovation.

AND: I share my favorite tile leveling system.

If you want perfect grout lines and even tiles don’t miss today’s show.

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?

But you don’t want to hire a contractor?

With the right teacher you can remodel a bathroom yourself.

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

Sign up for our free 3-Part Videos Series that’ll share how to get started with a bathroom remodel.

Click this link to get the videos

Free 3-Part Video Series

Oct 16 2015
9 mins
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Rank #9: 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
15 mins
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Rank #10: 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
14 mins
Play

Rank #11: 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
13 mins
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Rank #12: 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
7 mins
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Rank #13: 176: Insulate Your Walls and Ceilings

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Do you hate being cold?

Right now is a perfect time to insulate your home.

If your walls are open you should add batt insulation.

If you only have access to your attic, you should start there with insulation.

It will make a HUGE difference in your heating bill.

Listen to the show for several tips on how to insulate your walls and ceilings.

Here’s the link to Home Repair Tutor, you’ll see how we insulated my buddy’s walls and ceilings

http://www.homerepairtutor.com/

PLUS: Home Depot is having a 40% off sale on certain vanity cabinets.

I tell you the details… this is an awesome opportunity

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

Remember, we have 176 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 13 2015
10 mins
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Rank #14: 112: Linda's Cracked Tile and How to Fix It

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How can you fix cracked tiles?

It’s not that bad but will take some elbow grease.

You’ll need the right tools and this might cost you $50-$75 but that money is well spent.

Remove the grout first from around the cracked tiles.

Apply blue painter’s tape to the border of the cracked tool.

Once the grout is removed apply blue tape to the center of the tile.

Drill three holes in a triangular shape into the center of the tile with a carbide drill bit.

Then pound out the holes using a 1/4 cold chisel and hammer.

Check out my tutorial on how to fix an ugly cracked tile to get the rest of the details

http://www.homerepairtutor.com/how-to-replace-a-cracked-tile/

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

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.

WANT A NEW BATHROOM?

Does your bathroom need a makeover?

We can help with our series of video tutorials that show you how to demo, build a walk-in shower, tile a floor, and more

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 19 2015
9 mins
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Rank #15: 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
14 mins
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Rank #16: 159: Where to Save or Splurge on Bathroom Renovations

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Where should you save versus splurge when renovating a bathroom?

Today we share 8 tips from Scott McGillivray who you might know from HGTV’s Income Property.

Lots of great recommendations here, especially if you’re beginning a bathroom remodel soon.

Check out Scott’s article here

http://scottmcgillivray.com/design-renovations/bathroom-renovation-saves-splurges/

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 27 2015
11 mins
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Rank #17: 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
7 mins
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Rank #18: 265: Plan, Renovate and Profit from a DIY Bathroom Remodel

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Today’s podcast has a special announcement…if you’re remodeling your bathroom and need help then today’s show is for you.

We also discuss the steps to take on Day 1 of a bathroom remodel. The tips we share set the foundation for a successful renovation that will save you time, money and overwhelm.

ALSO: we answer the Question of the Day at the end of the show.

Here’s today’s QOTD: Daryl spilled orange crush on the carpet…what common household ingredients can remove the stain?

Tomorrow’s podcast will answer Daryl’s question…I mean, who doesn’t love orange crush, especially on a hot day after chasing random people—TWD fans, you know where I’m going with this ;)

Enroll in Bathroom Repair Tutor here

http://www.bathroomrepairtutor.com/

Our three bonuses will end March 1st 2016 at 9pm EST

So get em now before they disappear

http://www.bathroomrepairtutor.com/

And if you did miss the bonuses, because it’s the future and your’e reading this, make sure to sign up for our email newsletter so you don’t miss out

Visit Home Repair Tutor to sign up

http://www.homerepairtutor.com/

Feb 23 2016
20 mins
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Rank #19: 198: Build Insulating Curtains

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Do your windows have condensation on them? That’s a good indicator your house is losing heat.

Today we talk about the Kume insulating curtains that can cut heat loss by 50-70%.

They’re simple to make, don’t take long to assemble, and will save you money on your electrical bill.

The complete instructions on how to build the Kume curtains are here

http://www.instructables.com/id/Insulating-roll-up-curtains-that-cut-heat-losses-t/

Definitely worth checking out.

We also talk about a new bluetooth smart lock by Kwikset that I installed and how to unclog pipes.

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 06 2015
9 mins
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Rank #20: 204: Finding Cheap Tools and Fixing Doors...MACGYVER IT

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Should you buy new or buy used tools? Today we discuss your options and my go to place for used tools.

ALSO: we revisit the tankless water heater dilemma and talk about how to fix hollow core doors.

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 204 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 12 2015
14 mins
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