Fix It 101
Fix It 101 | Tool Time & Winter Fixes
Officially two weeks away from Christmas, do you know what to get the handy-person in your life? According to Jason you only have a few options to choose from. On today's show he breaks down where to find your next tool time Christmas gift. And during the winter months are you looking to remodel? We also share some tips on why the winter months are a great time to make some home improvements. And last but defiantly not least we are happy to welcome are newest member to the Fix It 101 team, Pam Pybas from Inspect It Like A Girl. Let's work!
Fix It 101 | Jason, Jeff, and Pam
Jason, Jeff, and Pam may sound like the name of a cool band from the 70's but today on Fix It 101 they are only helping with your home improvement questions and leaving the singing to the professionals. Now when it comes to home improvement you don't always need a pro. As Jeff states early in the show, changing out windows can be a fairly easy project but make sure you have a buddy. Even Pam shares a story of needing a buddy, if only to dial 911. Also in this episode we get electrical safety tips from the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI.org).
Fix It 101 | Inspect It Like A Girl
Pam Pybas has been inspecting homes since 2003. She is ASHI (American Society of Home Inspectors) and with her company Inspect It Like A Girl she is looking to provide her clients with the best home inspection possible. Even if it is alerting them to issues they did not want t hear or deal with. Today in the handyman hangout Jason Klein is out so Jeff, Pam, and guest host Java talk about the reasons for home inspections and why your home need one today. Let's work!
Fix It 101 | Nightmare Projects
It is common knowledge that most home improvement projects do not go as planned. There are pitfalls and accidents that happen all the time but sometimes those pitfalls and accidents become full-on nightmare situations. Today Jason and Jeff share some personal nightmare situations they endured and hear from some callers who share their not so happy endings to home improvement. Also Jason talks about a brand new podcast from This Old House, titled Clearstory. But not before bragging about Fix It 101 making a top ten podcast list. Let's work!
Fix It 101 I Open Topic
Every episode of Fix It 101 we are looking to help you with your home improvement projects and give tips that make DIY a little easier. From the big to the small making sure your home is maintained and happy brings us a great joy. Today on the show we open the phone lines to whatever questions you had. So we talked about everything from sticking front doors, backyard decks, all the way to vinyl flooring. Let's work!
Fix It 101: Aging In Place
In 2019, older adults are staying in their homes longer than ever. So the phrases "aging in place" and "universal design" come with simple modification to homes that make it easier for this aging population to function independently. One modification is adding grab bars in the bathroom and at the end of the show we go through this project, step by step. Also on this episode Jeff and Jason get asked a few head scratching questions but luckily a few pros call in and set them straight. Lets work!
Fix It 101: Finally Fall
The temperature has finally reached a place that feels like fall and your projects are calling. Jeff thinks this is the weather where all things are possible, so we start with the deck. Now that it's not blazing hot the deck looks more inviting and lets give it the once over before some fall gatherings. Then Jason shares a few kitchen projects that you can complete in a weekend. Also we revisit one of our most popular DIY projects, the fire pit. Let's work!
Fix It 101: Respect the Electric
The electricity in your house is being used to power more appliances and devices ever. And right now you probably have all 5 of the top energy vampires inside your home. Today on Fix-It 101 Hank Perot from Perot Electrical joins the show to talk about your electrical usage and needs in your home. He also answers your questions and talks about the tools every DIY'er should have before tackling any electrical problems. Let's work!
Fix It 101: Fall Fixes & Cool Apps
Its the last week in September and some stores have Christmas decor ready for consumption. October always gets skipped over but do not take the next month off when it comes to your home maintenance. The holidays do come fast, so now is the time to tackle those fixes around the house before it's too late. Also we take a look at some home improvement apps that will help along the way. On the program today we welcome Steve Smith from Charter Builders to help out with your home improvement projects. Let's work!