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This week we talk about roaches and how to control them.

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Direct download: Roach.mp3
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This week we talk about the different types of thermostats. We talked to Tim from White Rodges about some of their products. You can check them out at White Rodgers.

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Direct download: Thermostats.mp3
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This week we talk about the different types of space heaters and some safety tips. 

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Direct download: Space_Heaters.mp3
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This week we talk about bed bug control. Bed bugs are one of the most difficult insects to eliminate in your home. We cover the only effective system to get rid of bed bugs.

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Direct download: Bed_Bugs.mp3
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This week we cover different types of ice melt. 

We also had a water heater project this week and have some tips. You can check out how to change a water heater gas valve on our YouTube channel. Here is that link Gas Valve Replacement.

We had help from Hot Water 911. If you are in the Chicago area, they are water heater specialists.

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Direct download: Ice_Melt.mp3
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This week we talk about top rated paints and some painting tips.

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Direct download: Paint_and_Painting_Tips.mp3
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This week we talk about the different types of snow shovels and some tips to make shoveling easier.

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Direct download: Snow_Shovels_and_Shoveling_Tips.mp3
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This week we talk about how to control mold and mildew.

We had an interview with Teresa from Wet and Forget. You can check out their website at wetandforget.com/.

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Direct download: Mold_and_Mildew.mp3
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This week we have some tips for carpet care.

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Direct download: Carpet_Care.mp3
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This week we talk about the best drill for a homeowner. We cover corded and cordless drills. We also give a couple tips about drill bits.

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Direct download: Drills_and_Drill_Bits.mp3
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This week we give some tips for holiday lighting.

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Direct download: Holiday_Lighting.mp3
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This week we talk about snow blower maintenance and top rated models.

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Direct download: Snow_Blowers.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:34pm CST

The week we talk about furnace filters. We cover different types and what they do. We also talk about how a clogged furnace filter can damage your furnace.

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Direct download: Furnace_Filters.mp3
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This week we talk about winterizing your home. We cover some tips on applying caulk and silicone.

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Direct download: Winterizing_Your_Home.mp3
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This week we have an extra episode for Halloween. We talk about bats and how to evict them from your attic.

We had some spooky music produced for us by Beatbox Hann. You can check him out on his Facebook page.

For Halloween you can check out some ghost stories on The Attaboy Clarence Podcast, The NoSleep Podcast, The Horror and Strange Tales Podcast.

Check out a haunted ghost walk at Huntsville Ghost Walk.

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Direct download: Bats.mp3
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This week we talk about mice. We cover some tips to keep mice out of the home and products to control them if you have a problem.

We spoke to Amy from Handy Camel, an excellent product to keep pet food and bird food sealed up. You can check them out at The Handy Camel Bag Clip.

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Direct download: Mice.mp3
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This week we cover some tips on fall fertilizer. We also talk about some end of the season tasks and routines for fall.

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Direct download: Fall_Clean_Up_and_Fall_Fertilizer.mp3
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This week we talk about leaf rakes and leaf blowers. We cover some tips to make picking up leaves easier.

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Direct download: Leaf_Rakes_and_Leaf_Blowers.mp3
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This week we talk about how to keep your asphalt driveway in great shape. We cover the basics on fillings cracks, depressions and potholes. We share our tips for applying a seal coat. 

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Direct download: Asphalt.mp3
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This week we talk about primers for paint. We cover the three basic types along with the best product for your project.

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Direct download: Primer.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:42am CST

This week we talk about some of the changes in light bulbs. We cover LED, compact fluorescents and halogen. We also talk about the new language to determine brightness and color.

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Direct download: Light_Bulbs.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00pm CST

This week we talk about garbage disposals. We cover some tips, troubleshooting and what to look for when you are ready to buy.

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Direct download: Garbage_Disposals.mp3
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This week we cover some basic drywall repair tips. Drywall repair is an excellent skill to have and it just takes a little practice. 

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Direct download: Drywall_-_Drywall_Repair.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:59am CST

This week we talk about different types of light switches and how to wire them. This is a great episode to come back to if you are wiring a 3 way switch. 

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Direct download: Types_of_Switches.mp3
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This week we have a special episode. We stopped by the Garden Show in Chicago and took a look at some of the new companies and products for lawn and garden.

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Direct download: New_Products_for_Lawn_and_Garden.mp3
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This week we talk about some excellent routines to keep your lawn mower running and cutting well. 

We talk about the different types of mowers and some features to look for. We also list the top rated mower brands from our research.

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Direct download: Lawn_Mowers_-_Lawn_Mower_Maintenance.mp3
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This week we talk about rose care. Many homeowners don't use roses in their landscaping because they think it is difficult to care for roses. The new types of roses are easy to care for, hardy and almost goof proof for any gardener.

We spoke to rose expert Paul Zimmerman from http://paulzimmermanroses.com/. Paul gives us some tips on pruning roses.

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Direct download: Roses_-_Rose_Care.mp3
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This week we talk about how to unclog a drain and some tips on how to keep them from getting clogged.

We cover acids, bases and some excellent non-toxic bacterial cleaners. We talked to Julie and Bryan from Unique. You can check out their products at http://uniquemm.com/.

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Direct download: Drain_Openers_-_Drain_Cleaners_-_Drain_Tools.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:06pm CST

This week we talk about wasps and hornets. We cover wasp traps, wasp sprays and some tips to keep you from getting stung.

We spoke to Stewart from Terro and he had some great information. Here is a link for his products http://www.terro.com/.

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Direct download: Wasps_-_Hornets.mp3
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This week we talk about how to control grubs and Japanese beetles. We cover traps for Japanese beetles and insecticides. For grub control we cover some excellent natural control using milky spore and beneficial nematodes. Here are a couple links http://www.environmentalfactor.com/ and http://www.stgl.us/. We also cover some of the most popular insecticides. 

For mole control, we talk about traps and bait. Here is a link http://www.wrsweeney.com/.

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Direct download: Grubs_Japanese_Beetles_Moles.mp3
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This week we talk about cool season grass like tall fescue, Kentucky bluegrass and perennial ryegrass. Warm season grass like Bermuda, St. Augustine, Zoysia and buffalo grass.

Jim from http://jonathangreen.com/ gave us some great tips. I spoke to Walter from http://www.centralsodil.com/ about laying sod. 

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Direct download: Types_of_Grass_-_Watering_-_Laying_Sod.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:58pm CST

This week we talk about the different types of grills and their pro's and con's. We also cover some propane safety and the correct way to start a propane grill. 

We spoke to Mark from My Fix It Up Life and he shared some grill tips. You can find Mark at http://myfixituplife.com/DIY/. Mark and his wife Theresa have a great YouTube channel, radio show and podcast by the same name.

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Direct download: Grill_Tips_and_Types_of_Grills.mp3
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This week we are talking about pool maintenance and some pool tips. We had Matt from Swim University give us some hot tub tips. Matt has an excellent website at http://www.swimuniversity.com/. He also has a great channel on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/user/SwimUniversity

Our sponsor this week is Moso Natural air purifying bags. You can check them out at http://mosonatural.com/. It is an all natural bamboo charcoal that will absorb odors for 2 years. Visit their website Moso Natural and give them a try.

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Direct download: Pool_Tips_Pool_Maintenance_Hot_Tub_Tips.mp3
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This week we talk about how to control mosquitoes, flies and gnats. We cover some of the most popular and effective products and a natural mosquito repellent. I share my tips for a bug free party. You can subscribe to our podcast on iTunes and Stitcher. Visit our YouTube channel, Fix It Home Improvement Channel for home repair videos https://www.youtube.com/user/hardwarehelper. Contact us at fixitpodcast@gmail.com. Talk to you next week.

Direct download: Back_Yard_Pests.mp3
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This week we talk about what to look for when purchasing an outlet. We talk about some tips on how to wire a GFCI and what electrical testers are the best for a homeowner to have. You can check out our home repair videos on our YouTube channel, Fix It Home Improvement https://www.youtube.com/user/hardwarehelper. You can contact us at fixitpodcast@gmail.com. If you like the show please subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher and give us a review and rating. Talk to you next week.

Direct download: Outlet_Episode.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:48pm CST

This week we talk about some interesting facts about ants and the best way to control them. What products are best for inside and outside the house. Subscribe to get our podcast every week and please share. You can visit our Fix It Home Improvement channel on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/user/hardwarehelper. Give us feedback at fixitpodcast@gmail.com. If you like the show please give us a review on iTunes. Talk to you next week.

Direct download: Ants_and_How_to_Kill_Ants.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:30pm CST

This week we talk about some of the changes in toilets. There is no longer a universal toilet flap. I talk about Sani Seal and why I like it. Here is a link to watch me replace a toilet gasket https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2ZXo9k26s4. Visit our YouTube channel for more tips https://www.youtube.com/user/hardwarehelper. If you like the show please leave a review and 5 stars on iTunes, it helps our ranking. Talk to us at fixitpodcast@gmail.com. Talk to you next week.

Direct download: Toilet_Tips.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:42pm CST

This week we talk about weed killer for your lawn. We talk about dandelions, thatch and some products that do a great job at keeping your lawn beautiful. You can subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher. If you liked the episode, please leave a review. Give us feed back at fixitpodcast@gmail.com. Check out our videos on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/user/hardwarehelper. Talk to you next week.

Direct download: Lawn_Weed_Control.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:26pm CST

This week we talk about how to pick an outdoor extension cord. How the wrong cord can shorten the life of your power tools and be a fire hazard. We also talk about power strips and what to look for in a quality surge protector. Thanks to our sponsor The Drain Claw at http://www.thedrainclaw.com/. Please subscribe and tell a friend. Talk to you next week with more tips. Give us feedback at fixitpodcast@gmail.com. Check out our videos on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/user/hardwarehelper

Direct download: Extension_Cord_Episode.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:47pm CST

This week we are talking about different types of dirt, peat and mulch.

We talked to Barry from Jonathan Green. He had some great information about how to keep your lawn and the microorganisms in your soil healthy.

You can check out Jonathan Green on their website http://www.jonathangreen.com/

Thanks to our sponsor The Drain Claw at http://www.thedrainclaw.com/

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Direct download: Lawn_Soil_Potting_Soil_and_Lawn_Care_Tips.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:12pm CST

This week we cover some great tips for water heaters. There have been some big changes in gas water heaters. They now have a flame arrestor and a filter to prevent explosions and fires. You now have to keep these parts clean to prevent the pilot light from going out. You no longer have a traditional thermocouple on many water heaters.

We talk about some great routines to keep your water heater safe. It is amazing that a water heater can explode if you don't check your relief valve regularly.

We explain what an expansion tank will do for your water heater and appliances.

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Thanks to our sponsor The Drain Claw

Direct download: Water_Heater_Tips.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:34pm CST

This week we talk about how to prevent and kill crabgrass. There are some excellent non-toxic products that will keep crabgrass and other weeds from germinating and also fertilize your lawn. We then cover some simple tips for your lawn mower and how you should be mowing.

Direct download: Crabgrass_Episode.mp3
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