Fix It 101
Fix It 101 | Return On Investment
ROI or Return on Investment is always important to think about when doing a home improvement project.Adding value to your home with a kitchen upgrade or new deck can set your home apart, especially if you are looking to put your home on the market. Using Remodeling Magazine’s2021 Cost vs. Value Report as a guide Pam, Jeff, and Jason share their opinions about what is gives a good return when making improvements. Let's work! Resource Link:Remodeling Magazine’s2021 Cost vs. Value Report
Fix It 101 | Shedlife
To start today's show Pam, Jeff, and Jason are presented with a listener that is builder her own "she" shed. She asks for advice and as usual, gets two distinct answers from Pam and Jeff. Also, Jason shares his recent home improvement story that had him venturing into his lawn this fall. Let's work!
Fix It 101 | False Chimney
When is a fireplace not a fireplace? This is the theme of this edition of Fix-It 101 as Pam, Jeff, and Jason help one listener with her 100-year-old home with a false fireplace. They also share equal amazement at the thought of 3D-printed houses. If you need help with your latest home improvement project, send them an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fix It 101 | Turn On Your Furnace
Now is not the time for blankets by the fireplace and double-layer socks, but it is time to flip the switch on your furnace. Everyone should turn on their heater to ensure it will be ready when the cold temperatures strike. Our resident HVAC "guy" Timmy McClendon from A/C Remedies joins the show as the Fix-It 101 crew tackles another round of home improvement questions. Let's work!
Fix It 101 | Chimney Smoke
It may come as a surprise (or not) but the best time to have your chimney cleaned is during the summer when your favorite chimney sweep is usually sitting around twiddling thumbs. After the first taste of fall air hits, they become so busy that you would be lucky to get in before the burning season is over. In this episode of Fix It 101, we talk with Heather Perkins from Santa's Friend Chimeny Service about this busy season and some of the common problems she sees with home chimneys. Also, we talk about which wood is best to burn in your fireplace. (And yes, free wood is one of the answers!)This is a special drive time episode and if you want to support this not-for-profit radio station, please visit our website: MPBOnline.org. Thanks!
Fix It 101 | Window Glaze
In this edition of Fix It 101 Pam, Jeff, and Jason answer another round of home improvement questions. The seasons are changing and that brings another set of home improvement issues that uniquely fall. Today they get on the roof, ponder ways to effectively heat an older home, and give advice to a listener who is thinking about joining the home inspecting industry. Lastly, we hear from a caller who wants to report back about advice he received on the show three years ago. Let's work!
Fix It 101 | Talking Gutters
On this episode of Fix It 101 Pam, Jeff, and Jason are here for another round of home improvement questions. After a week of riding solo, Jason gets some much-needed advice from the pros when it comes to hanging gutters and if this is a true DIY project. The crew also talks about how to approach getting quotes from contractors and the delicate science of working with concrete. Let's work!
Fix It 101 | Riding Solo
The beauty of live radio is simply that it is live and anything can happen. And in the spirit of live radio Jason Klein, our happy amateur handyman, is riding solo. Jeff and Pam are off on their individual adventures but Jason gives advice that places him in the top tier of DIY'ers. Show producer Java Chatman even chimes in and tells his story of making necessary changes when going through a remodel at his home. If you need help with your latest home improvement project, send them an email to email@example.com.
Fix It 101 | Insure Your Insurance
This edition of Fix It 101 starts off with two tales of fixes that have to be heard to be believed. Also, Pam is back after a few days of sand and the beach breeze to help Jeff and Jason with this round of home improvement questions. Also, the Fix It 101 crew discusses a new advancement in painting technology that could be the end of air conditioning.