Today’s Homeowner Radio Show for June 2, 2018
Best New Product
Whether you’re an active DIYer or a pro you probably have a toolbox or bag with the tools you use most often. You may also have a tool belt to keep those tools handy whenever you’re working. But honestly a tool belt makes a lousy toolbox… they’re not easy to carry, unless you’re wearing them. And they constantly tip over … unless you’re wearing them. The Dead On Tools Tool Tote solves that problem. This handy handle allows you to carry it with ease when you’re not wearing it and the flat bottom design means it won’t fall over when left standing. It has a large main pouch so you can easily see and access tools. Plus there are five exterior tool loops for screwdrivers or other similar tools. With 12 total pockets and a cell phone holder…… this bag sets you up to get some work done.
You can purchase this product at The Home Depot.
Around the Yard
Julie Day Jones has all the advice you need to keep your lawn and garden looking their best. She joins us in hour 1 with all the details. For more, be sure to visit the lawn and garden section of our website. Around the Yard is sponsored by Pavestone and Quikrete.
Paula in FL
My husband and I finally bought our 1st home after 15 years together. It’s a 1986 partially updated manufactured home. We want to remove the master bath garden tub and install a large walk-in shower with a bench. Where to even begin??? I’m afraid this will open up a full bathroom restore which we cannot afford. We would be happy with a nice pre-fab shower insert that we can customize, and I know home depot has a huge selection. Any tips??
Stacie in MA
I have a 1970 colonial home and the garage floor has started to crack. I am in the process of re-grading the soil on one side of the garage but the opposite wall/pool area side the concrete walkway has dropped and it’s pitching towards the garage due to a gutter on the outside wall leaking in water over time. I’m re-routing that gutter now too. How do I repair my concrete floor myself?
Linda in TX
I would like to install laminate panels on my entire bottom floor. The current flooring is carpet and tile. I plan on laminating over the tile. When the carpet gets removed there will be an uneven transition between tile and concrete. How should I handle this?
Jennifer in TX
What can I use to wash my painted wood siding, porch floors and other wood outdoor surfaces? I really don’t want to pressure wash them.
Ann in PA
My cement steps that lead to my porch need repaired. The top step is pulling away from the porch. How can I fix this?
Mark in MI
Can you use drywall putty on ceilings made of paneling? will it fill in the ‘texture’ and seams? We really can’t afford to drywall our recently bought manufactured home built in ’77, so we saw an episode where you puttied the paneling, and we think that might save us a LOT of money, we hope we can do the whole house.
Glenda in AL
I have an outdoor glider swing that still works great just needs new slats as the ones on it have finally rotten. I have googled everything I can think of and cannot find if you can buy just the wood kits to replace them anywhere and I am lost as to how and repair the wood slats myself. I do not own any saws or have anyone to replace them so it is a project I will have to do myself. Any suggestions are appreciated!
Denise in the Virgin Islands
I love to see all your shows and have learned so much. I’m re-coating my Hypalon roof after we had a category 5 hurricane. Could you give some advice so there will be no leaks?
Linda Sue in OR
I’m kind of stumped. The pressure in my kitchen has dropped to a trickle. The rest of the house is the same as before-not bad for a house built in 1960, and the sink sprayer is good, but it takes five times as long to fill a gallon jug with the facet as the sprayer. All fixtures have been replaced. The sink is next to the dishwasher, by the way, installed by me, and it works great. The bath and laundry are all downstream from this kitchen faucet, and the hot and cold are the same weak stream.
Mary in OK
Can bi-fold doors be shortened and if so, how would I go about it?
John in VA
How can I get scratches out of marble tile? We needed to remove the old grout and have some scratches in off-white tile.
Joe in WI
I have a wood porch that has some rotting in a few areas. I bought a couple of 2x8x5 1/2 pieces to replace them. When I started to do the project, I realized that the current screws are covered with paint and stain, and my drill bit won’t cling on to them to be able to remove them. Any suggestions on what to do to remove the screws and preserve the other parts of the deck? Or do I have to hire someone to totally wreck it, and do a whole new deck for me?
Matthew in SD
Is there an easy way to increase the grade going away from the house?