In this episode …
If you’re a dwelling improving weekend warrior, we’ve came tips on easy “all-in-one-weekend” home improvement projects that are so easy on your schedule you can fit them in after your Saturday morning coffee and still have enough time for a leisurely dinner Sunday! Plus…
Fall is a great time to get your lawn, garden-variety and landscape ready for winter and a quick resurgence next spring. But to do that, it was necessary to enormous excellence tools. We’ll introduce you to a line of cordless concoctions — including blowers, and even bond investigates that are affordable and TRULY work just as well as gas-powered implements without the smells and besets of maintaining them.If you want to give your walls a new look- we’ve went tips-off on wall comprises that can add interest and color to your decor.Tips on the best type of flooring for every room in the house.We announce a brand-new acces to earn lavatory faucets and fixtures in the Riverbend Beautiful Bath Giveaway, and we’re giving away regulates of sturdy bar clamps from Pony Jorgensen is assisting all your dwelling jobs.
Plus, provide answers to your residence increase questions, leveling a flooring, gutter repair, turning a sauna into a shower, amending HVAC returns.
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TOM: Coast to coast and floorboards to shingles, this is The Money Pit Home Improvement Show. I’m Tom Kraeutler.
LESLIE: And I’m Leslie Segrete.
TOM: Hope you guys are enjoying this beautiful fall weekend. I’m so inspired by the beautiful condition and the trees that are starting to change color. And it truly wants me to take on assignments outside the house. Even if I don’t have one, I tend to go out there and make one, precisely because I just wanted to get’ er done, you are well aware? So, if you’ve got a project you’d like to do or one that you’re planning for maybe the festivity season onward, hold us a summon because we would love to help. How you can reach us? Through the website at MoneyPit.com or by come us at 1-888-MONEY-PIT.
Coming up on this see, if you’re a dwelling improvement weekend fighter, we’ve got tips on some all-in-a-weekend projects that you might want to tackle. They’re so easy on your planned. You can fit them in after your Saturday-morning coffee and still have enough time for a leisurely dinner on Sunday.
LESLIE: And fall is a great time to get your lawn, garden and landscape ready for winter and a speedy comeback when it becomes spring. But to do that, “youve been” need great-quality implements. We’re going to introduce you to a line of cordless makes, including blowers and even chainsaws that are affordable and rightfully wield just as well as the gas-powered tools, without all the hassles of dealing with maintenance and the smelly gas.
TOM: And if you want to give your walls a new look, we’re going to have some tips-off on wall envelops that can add interest and shade to your decor.
LESLIE: And we’ve got a new sweepstakes going on now with the folks at RiverbendHome.com. It’s called the Beautiful Bathroom Giveaway and we’re giving away $3,500 in soak concoctions from symbols like American Standard and Grohe, all available at RiverbendHome.com.
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TOM: But first, we want to hear from you. What are your fall-project contrives? What would you like to get done? Give us a call at 888 -MONEY-PIT or post your questions to MoneyPit.com. If you do, you’ll get the answers, plus we’ve got a define of 6-inch, 12 -inch and 24 -inch Steel Bar Clamps from our friends at Pony Jorgensen worth 90 bucks. Disappearing out to one listener described at random. Make that you. Give us a bellow, right now, at 1-888-MONEY-PIT.
LESLIE: John in Minnesota, you’ve get The Money Pit. How can we help you today?
JOHN: Yes, I have a sauna in my basement that I have to transfer over to a shower.
TOM: OK. You want to convert it to a shower?
JOHN: Yes. And I’m wondering what I can turn in those walls to dress it up. Like some paneling or panels? Or do I have to use tile?
TOM: OK. Well, first of all, before we talk about what you’re going to put on the walls, how are you going to drain this? Is there a exhaustion below the flooring?
JOHN: Yes. I have a cement floor and there’s a duct in the middle of the- in that room there. Yes.
TOM: Now, do you know if that drain is connected to the plumbing system of the house? Or is it simply a basic storey drain that perhaps travels outside somewhere?
JOHN: It is hooked up to the- my sewer system.
TOM: Alright. Terrific. Well, that’s the hardest part. That’s solved. So now it just becomes sort of a decor question for you. And you say that this was a sauna at some point in time?
TOM: So I approximate the sky is the limit here. What do you like? Do you like tile? Do you like solid-surfacing substances, like Corian? You have – you can pretty much do anything at this quality. You’re going to start with the storey and you’re going to kept – you’re surely going to situated tile on the storey, I would think. And supplant that drain with a coating that’s built into the tile base. And then from there, you’re going to build it up.
So, you have been able do, actually, anything you want to do at this top. You could give tile on those walls, you have been able employed solid-surfacing materials on those walls. Or if you want to keep it funky, you could leave them as a timber – you have been able leave it as timber. I’m presuming it’s probably cedar or some other type of moisture-resistant material.
JOHN: Well, the walls are that- it’s that clay tile.
TOM: Oh, the walls are clay tile? So then it has to be covered, yeah. So then the right thing to do here, if it’s simply mostly sort of a raw face right now, is you’re going to need to lay in a shower pan begins with. And then build up the lavatory from there.
Now, if you’ve already got walls that are sort of creating this- how big-hearted is the space that the sauna was in now?
JOHN: Eight by eight.
TOM: OK. Do you crave an 8×8 shower? You demand it to be pretty much a drive-in shower there? It’s a pretty big shower but do you want it to be that big?
JOHN: Well, I was just going probably have like 80 percent of it the shower. I wanted to situated a doubled- like a double, two-headed shower or one on the- have a rain shower on top and one coming out the side and then the other …
TOM: Yeah, like a auto wash.
JOHN: Yeah, accurately. Then the other part only kind of a drying area.
TOM: So, John, this sauna field, this 8×8 neighborhood, this is made of the terracotta clay tile?
TOM: Then I think you can glue ceramic tile right to that with a good-quality tile adhesive, as long as it’s somewhat flat. Because the tile is not going to bend. But if it’s a flat skin-deep, you should be able to adhere the tile right to it, since it’s already a water-resistant back and pretty much go up from there.
Now, the flooring, you have to build up a shower wash there so you get good sewage down to the hole in the storey, so to speak. But formerly you get that proven, I think you could adhere ceramic tile right to those terracotta walls and going to go from there.
Now, make sure that you have ventilation in that space, you have an exhaust fan. Of direction, do all your plumbing ahead of time and the last thing you’ll do is lay those tile walls in. Does that make sense?
JOHN: OK. Yes, it does.
TOM: Alright, John. Good luck with that assignment. Thanks so much for calling us at 888 -MONEY-PIT.
LESLIE: Alright. We’ve came Esther on the line from South Dakota with a gutter question. How can we help you today?
ESTHER: Well, we need to replace our torrent ditches but our shingles on our dearly beloved, aged room are Portland cement shingles. And the first three people that are the first- the companies that I’ve talked to about changing rainfall gutters, they all tell me how simple it is to only lift up the asphalt shingles and positioned the strapping in underneath it and fasten it. And I conclude, “OK. Asphalt is resilient but I anticipate the plaster shingles might crack.” So how do I find someone who knows how about preserving the shingles and putting up brand-new rainfall sewers?
TOM: Well, I think there are a number of ways to install ditches. You can articulate straps that go up under the asphalt shingles but they can also be attached immediately. So what you’re going to want to do is attach those gutters immediately to the fascia. And instead of using tacks, you’re going to want to use channel bolt. They’re very long lag shafts- lightweight, thin lag thunderbolts. Often have a hex head on them.
And the delightful thing about these sewer bolts, so to speak, is that once you leant them in, they don’t draw out. Sometimes the hammers- the ditch spikes that they use- will pull out. But these channel fuckings will not pull out. So you just needs to have a different anchor organization. And have you had- physically had person at the house that saw this configuration? Or are they just kind of telling you this on the phone?
ESTHER: No. We has only just been moved to the area and I was just going down the Yellow Pages trying to get a …
TOM: Well, formerly they get to your mansion, they’re going to figure out the best ways to attach the channel. But rest assured, there’s a number of ways to do this. And no, you don’t have to make your shingles apart.
And by the way, as long as those shingles- those roof shingles- examine good, then there’s no reason to replace them. The cementitious roof shingles are very durable. The reason that most people replace them is they tend to grow a lot of algae and moss and they can look nasty after a while. But if they’re still searching good and they’re- it’s not revealing, then you’re good to go.
ESTHER: Yep. We’re good and there’s a entire batch of- or a little pallet, probably 200 or 300 of them down in the vault. So, if we have another hailstorm, we should have some shingles.
TOM: Oh, son. So you are good to go. Alright, Esther. Thanks so much for announcing us at 888 -MONEY-PIT.
LESLIE: Well, you know that fall is really a great time to refresh your bathroom or your kitchen at home, because the holidays are coming and people “il go to” waste a lot more time at home and maybe in your home. So that stirs investing in those hardest-working chambers of the house excellent sense.
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LESLIE: Now, a beautiful bathroom should be everything that you want. It should be gorgeously designed but also sustainable, environmentally friendly. Whatever you are looking for, you can totally create, whether it’s a quick lavatory DIY or a major investment in a luxury-bath makeover. American Standard and Grohe all have quality products for every single style and every rate range.
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LESLIE: David in Delaware is on the line with an HVAC conundrum. What is going on at your fund cavity?
DAVID: I’ve been in this house for 29 years. I was the original proprietor. And I live in a two-story house. And on the second story, I’ve ever had two roofs that were too hot in the summertime and too cold in the wintertime. So the first thing I did to the whole house was supersede all the windows. It didn’t help it. 3 years ago, I changed my hot gush and got a bigger unit. Helped it out a little bit but not a whole lot.
And then after I got my solar panels, the chaps “re coming” and did a opening test on my house. And they said the house is good and tighten but the guys said that most of your cold-air return is being sucked up in the vault. So I’ve got some big-time reveals down there. So, after looking around down there, the chap also clued me into that my cold-air return ducts they used or they did back in the day – your studs going up through the walls and the rafters in the vault …
TOM: Right. They use that as the canal itself. It basically consumed the stud bay as the duct.
DAVID: So where I detect my question to be is the main trunk of the cold-air return. They simply kind of trimmed a great, big hole in it. And then they parent the stalk up to the floor joists. Well, I’ve went gaping pits up where the trunk does not thumped the joists. And that’s on four different joists that I need to try to seal that up. And it’s in a bad discern to get to. And I was wondering, do you have any ideas?
TOM: So, yeah, first of all, pipe sealing itself and leaky pipes are responsible for probably more exertion loss than almost anything else in a forced-air system. Now, there’s a number of ways that you can attack this. You can do it sort of structurally and mechanically, where you try to get to every one of these pipes and try to repair it so it doesn’t have the leakages. Or you can do it with a product called Aeroseal.
Aeroseal is a product that’s scattered into the duct system and basically stays to the inside of the pipes, wholly closing them. And it’s designed to basically look for the cracks and then build up where the aura is escaping in those spreads. And it moves the entire system much more efficient.
There’s a great video on this on ThisOldHouse.com. If you Google “This Old House” and “Aeroseal”- -Ae-r-o-s-e-a-l – you’ll find that video. And you are eligible to kind of understand the whole story.
But mostly, once it’s applied, it absolutely closes both the return and the equip ducts. And it might be just the ticket that you need to get this house working again. Because you’re right: if you don’t have suitable breath returns – you are well aware, heating-and-cooling systems work not by just dropping freezing air or warm air into the room, they work by recirculating breeze. Because it takes countless elapses of that breeze through the area to get it to the temperature that you want it to be. And if they’re full of holes, it’s time not is gonna work right.
So, take a look at Aeroseal. I think that might be the solution to your problem.
DAVID: And on your online thing, it’ll show how do apply it and how to do it?
TOM: It’s professionally applied. It’s not a do-it-yourself project. It necessitates special tools.
DAVID: Oh, professionally.
TOM: Yeah. And you’re better off doing it that way. This channel, you know that it’s done right and all of those gaps are closed. But I think it’ll make a big difference.
DAVID: I regard your help.
TOM: Good luck. Thanks so much for announcing us at 888 -MONEY-PIT.
LESLIE: Well, if you’d love to take on home progress over the weekend, you know that some of them can take a month of weekends to to get out of here but others can be very easily knocked out in one or two days. So here’s a few all-in-one-weekend projects that you can fit in between Saturday-morning coffee and Sunday dinner.
TOM: Alright. First up, draw your bathtub or your tub circumvent. Now, we owe a good deal to our bathtubs- good hygiene, for one- so there’s no reason you shouldn’t devote it a little TLC. The question is that most tubs get so grungy over duration that no sum of scouring will acquire them shine.
Now, tile-and-tub refinishing packages may be the answer. They contain everything you need to repaint ceramic, porcelain and fiberglass, sword or even acrylic tubs and surroundings. But while the finish won’t last-place as long as a brand-new tub, it doesn’t cost anything near the same kind of money. So it’ll give you a chance to refresh the bathroom’s look in simply a single weekend.
LESLIE: Now, another assignment you can take on in a weekend is remodeling your fireplace. They really are the focal point of your den or your living room, so they deserve courtesy, especially when it comes to decor.
Now, rewriting a hearth doesn’t have to mean ricochet for an expensive replacing. You can top it off with crown molding, you can refinish it with peel-and-stick stone facade or even something as simple as repainting the surfaces. These are all huge ways to breathe fresh life into that old-fashioned hearth.
Just remember, if wishes to impel that coating decision you’ve got to think carefully. Because formerly you decorate any sort of stone or brick, it’s very difficult to come back from that. So think about how you are eligible to procreate that natural stone or brick work with your brand-new decoration ideas.
TOM: And finally, you can make a beautiful do-it-yourself outdoor fire pit. Fire pits are recreation and the stuff autumn rememberings are made of. They’re not very hard to build yourself, either. We’ve got links to project strategies on MoneyPit.com.
LESLIE: Diane in South Dakota is on the line with a flooring question. What can we do for you today?
DIANE: Yes. We had a problem with trying to gave some timber flooring down on our floor.
DIANE: And when they handed the lumber and they went to lay it down, they said that our floor was not flat. We had some crests or bulges on it and that they could not kept the flooring on because it would pop up and wouldn’t hold.
TOM: Yep. OK.
DIANE: And I’m just wondering if there’s any room to rectify that.
TOM: So, what type of subfloor do you have that they were trying to put this new flooring on top of? Is it plywood?
DIANE: It’s plywood, yes.
TOM: Yeah, sure, a good flooring installer would know this, so I’m caught they didn’t tell you what had to happen. But there’s a couple of things you can do. There’s a carpentry solution. And a carpentry mixture may involve- it depends on how far out of whack it is. I mean they’re right: these brand-new flooring produces, they have a certain range that they’re designed to work within. And if your floor is out of level above that series then, certainly, you could have adhesion problems.
So, the carpentry solution might involve working on the floor joist to actually get them to lay down. Sometimes, you get a joist that is crowned and sort of rises up. There is actually a way to go into the basement, chipped that light in half, placed a new solid ray next to it and accompanying it down. And that will help it lay down and eliminate that protrusion. So that’s a carpentry solution.
Then the other solution you can use is to apply what’s called a “floor-leveling compound.” Now, this is a liquid, highly thick-skulled deepen that goes spouted onto the floor and then it’s self-leveling. It’ll level and it’ll continue everything delightful and flat. And that makes up the dips and the rises in that floor and gives you a particularly flat surface to work on. Probably not a do-it-yourself project, something I would have mortal do that has some know with it, because it’s got to be done right. And formerly that bakeds, the brand-new storey is likely to be laid right on top of it.
So there’s a carpentry mixture and then there’s the floor-leveling compound, which is designed accurately for situations like this.
DIANE: OK. I actually considered that we probably have to go the carpenter route, because I ask questions about that produce. I said, “Isn’t there some kind of a leveling produce that you could pour on the floor? ” And they said it won’t- wouldn’t work in this situation.
TOM: OK. Well, I’m not sure why. They probably should be giving you more information on that. And sometimes, when a contractor says it won’t work, what they mean to say- that’s what comes out of their mouth. But what they’re saying is, “I actually don’t want to do it.”
DIANE: OK, OK.
TOM: OK? Maybe they didn’t want to do it. Don’t take that to heart. It may be that it can, in fact, be done; you simply don’t have the right person involved more, OK?
DIANE: Well, thank you very much. I revalue your announce me back.
LESLIE: Well, fall is a great time to get your lawn, garden-variety and scenery ready for winter and a speedy comeback come next spring. But if you’re dreading having to dig out tools that are loud and loud and need gasoline to run, we’ve got a much better solution for you to consider.
TOM: Yep. For me, it’s cordless all the way. I imply the strength and efficiency are there and there’s no more hassles starting them up, stopping the fuel fresh and placing them for the winter. And the symbol that I’ve used exclusively is Greenworks, which is why I’ve invited Mark Sewall to join us. Mark is the director of marketing and he’s got a very successful history of recognizing the value of new technologies and accompanying those commodities to consumers.
MARK: Thank you very much. I realize you having me.
TOM: So, it’s been a long, hot and sore time. I conclude these last couple of months, beings kind of get a bit sleepy. But now is the time to kind of wake up and get to work. There’s a lot of things that have to be done now, right?
MARK: Oh, utterly. You know, the buds are going to be changing, falling off the trees. Running to need to pick those up, setback them into stilts and snip the trees, shave the hedges, get everything ready for winter. A much to do.
TOM: Now, cordless technology has obviously been around for a number of years, Mark. But I conceive only in the last few, I would say, has it truly advanced to the point where there’s certainly nothing you can’t do with a well-designed cordless machine. Whether it’s a lawn mower, a blower or a chainsaw, the artillery engineering is there, the brushless-motor technology is there. And you guys have drawn it all together into some really attractive and very powerful equipment. So, being discussed that pilgrimage and how this has changed, because I repute a good deal of tribes still think of battery-powered tools as not being the same. But it’s really not the case anymore.
MARK: Yeah, you’re right. And about 5, 10 years ago, when NiCad switched to lithium, these new technologies, it was- it got better but it wasn’t enough to equal gas power, right? So , now, with the evolution of the lithium in the cells, together with the brushless engines, it’s giving you the equal power, equal move is necessary to that of a gas section, regardless if it’s a blower, a trimmer, a chainsaw and even a mower. Mowers are the biggest up-and-coming list for outdoor dominance rig. And battery is taking share away from gas and the technology is just going to keep getting better and better.
LESLIE: And you know what? I feel like the battery technology has made this type of tool more accessible for me, because I ever have a hard time starting a gas mower and maintaining a gas mower, genuinely only maintaining all of those gas tools. It’s certainly devastating and a little intimidating. So the battery power has just rightfully been set up a entire avenue of yard upkeep that I exactly wasn’t doing.
MARK: You’re absolutely correct. Besides getting rid of the petroleum and the gas and mixing it and the vapours and the mess, the non-intimidating factor with simply putting the battery in and pushing a button, it sees it so much better. Not to mention the maintenance on all these gas-powered tools. Every year, you pulled the big tool out of the shed or the garage and you can’t get it started. So then you have to spend extra money getting it maintained, going it sung up. In battery, you don’t have to do any of that.
TOM: Now, you guys actually have been battery from day one, which really has obliged you the experts in that space. What do you think has driven your proliferation?
MARK: We were lucky enough to be early adopters and truly founders of outdoor influence rig based on battery. So that’s all we know. We don’t know gas machines. We don’t want to deal with them. Our name is Greenworks, right? So we’re dark-green. We’re electric or battery only and we’ve been like that since day one. And that really gave us the learning- for the last 15, 20 years of our busines- exactly focusing in on battery technology, that makes us that bigger elevation of expertise and bigger level of innovation. And it depicts in our products.
TOM: It’s likewise a much more environmentally-friendly technology. In fact, you guys were recently affirmed government officials power-equipment manufacturer for Earth Day, which is pretty cool.
MARK: Yeah, it was a great partnership. We intend to keep this for years to come. Sustainability is not something that we just talk about; it’s something that we practice within the company. From plants overseas and domestically, having solar panels on the roofs, recycling programs, we really try to do what we speak and prepared two examples in the industry and for the rest of the country.
TOM: We’re talking to Mark Sewall. He’s the director of marketing for Greenworks Tools.
Mark, I want to ask you about a couple of your commodities that are some favorites of mine. First up, the Cordless Electric Leaf Blower. Now, a leaf blower is a fall standard, right? That’s when people think about it and get rid of those needles rapidly and effectively. We all love to wake up to the sound of gas-powered leaf blowers. They’re just so loud and exasperating, peculiarly early in the morning. These needle blowers today are fantastically powerful.
And I personally have found many consumes for bud blowers beyond just blowing leaves. I remain mine in my supermarket. I have various kinds of a pretty nicely decked-out shop, which is the size of a two-and-a-half-car garage. And I’ve got to tell you, almost every day when I’m working in there, I open up the garage openings and I grab my Greenworks Cordless Leaf Blower and I blow out all the sawdust and anything else that’s kind of showed up across the day. So, it’s kind of a entertaining tool to have for a lot of various types of uses.
MARK: Funny you say. First time I imparted the blower residence, articulated it in the garage and my wife hasn’t let me use it since. Endlessly, every day she goes out, she blows the garage, she blows the driveway, she blows the patio. She likes it so much I’m “re just gonna have to” get another one just for myself.
TOM: Hey, I was coming home from the gym the other day and I discovered a person that apparently had obtained- leased a Ryder truck at a Ryder pick-up. Maybe he was moving some substance. And that chap made a foliage blower and he was blowing out the pick-up truck- not the back, the cab- to get it cleaned out to bring it back. So there’s a great deal of things you can use this tool for.
Now, you guys have a new modeling coming out now that extradites 130 km / hour. That’s a huge amount of strength. And the peculiarity I like on it the most is the turbo button. Because when you need a little extra power, you only perforate that turbo button and worker, apart it goes.
MARK: Yeah, specially when you have early mornings when there’s a little bit of wetness on the sand, things that get stuck in the irrigate. It just takes it up with ease. The brand-new blower has tons of strength and that turbo-boost button, to your point, time gives people that extra little giddyup.
TOM: And that runs on a 60 -volt lithium-ion battery, as does the Greenworks Gen II Cordless Electric Chainsaw. Now, here’s something that I feel tribes never would have imagined in their wildest dreams you would be able to do with battery power. I’ve got the 18 -inch Chainsaw and I absolutely love it, specially when there’s something small that needs to be done. I don’t have to get out my gas-powered chainsaw and go through all the steps to get that thing exiting. I can just grab the 60 -volt model, pop in the artillery with the Greenworks Electric Chainsaw and off we go.
And that said, we had a big storm now a couple of months back and I did need to do some pretty serious work with it. And I’ve got to tell you, I was out there for probably an hour-and-a-half on a single fee, shaving up a tree that had fallen.
MARK: The brand-new battery engineering, like we spoke earlier, it performs these tools last-place and run for a lot longer than before.
To your point, with the brand-new 18 -inch Chainsaw, a lot of people, they do chainsaw act twice, three times a year. So, it’s really great to deliver that out, placed the battery in, push the button and bam, you’re apart, ready to go. Where if you have a gas chainsaw, that thing might not start up at all. You’d are still in quite a quandary.
TOM: Now, there’s another concoction I want to ask you about, Mark, because it kind of took me by surprise in terms of its esteem. I knew it was an important product. It’s not one that I would have exploited personally had I not ascertained your version of it. But I’m talking about the 300 -Watt Battery-Operated Power Inverter.
Now, for those that don’t know what a dominance inverter is, you all know that we’ve got to power our phones if we want to charge them, right? And if you want to start an electric light or something else or a small tool, you’ve got to be able to plug into an shop. Well, if you don’t have an outlet, you can use this inverter to take a 60 -volt Greenworks Battery and turn it into a 300 -watt AC power outlet so that can power TVs and loudspeakers and lightings and a whole lot more. This is something that I think was surprising, in terms of its ability. And I envision a great deal of folks have greeted very positively to it.
What are you hearing from the users of the strength inverter?
MARK: We’re hearing rave reviews. You know, you’re used to getting and can walk with a bit, portable cellphone charger. Well, this is a bigger unit. But not only does it charge cellphones, it could charge your laptops, your iPad. It’s got a 120 -volt plug that you are eligible to push a Tv, your laptop.
A lot of parties, they cherish it because when they go camping, they could plug in anything they require. They can plug in a TV at tailgates. Even when there’s storms, parties could just pop in the artillery when they don’t have power and they can get- attack their cellphone for tons and tons of time. So, it comes in awfully, exceedingly handy.
And it’s one of those things that before I didn’t know what it was, either. And once I found out and realized that we’re going to be create this, it’s merely a lifesaver. I use it more often than not.
LESLIE: I feel like you and your unit over at Greenworks are always coming up with something new. So what’s on the horizon for the following spring?
MARK: Next spring is going to be very, highly, very interesting for us and for our consumers. We not only are coming out with again, a brand-new line of 60 -volt implements that are all interchangeable with one battery but we are coming out with an electrical zero-turn mower that is going to change the industry.
MARK: Not only from the standpoint that it’s going to be geared for the residential customer but the channel that it labours is going to be also 60 -volt battery.
MARK: So, you’re going to be able to use is not simply the 60 -volt artilleries that come with the zero-turn but be able to pop those artilleries out and set them into your handheld equipment. You truly are going to have a solution for the entire yard, from residential people to light-headed business. It’s going to be quite, relatively the innovative feature of the year.
TOM: That’s pretty exciting. Mark Sewall, the director of marketing for Greenworks Tool, thank you so much for spending some time with us today.
If you’d like to learn more and check out the Greenworks makes, you can go to GreenworksTools.com or you can also visit Lowes.com/ Greenworks. That’s Lowes.com/ Greenworks.
Mark, thank you again for all the good work you guys are doing down there in North Carolina.
MARK: Ah, thank you very much for having me. Appreciate it.
TOM: Leslie, if you had half a epoch, what one project would you do around your home?
LESLIE: Oh, geez. In a half a era?
TOM: Yeah, half a day. Say 3 hours-ish.
LESLIE: I want to decorate my front door but I’ll settle for the front-door sill plate.
TOM: Alright. There you go. Yeah, because you can leave the door open because the weather is beautiful while it dries.
LESLIE: And comprise the dog on the rein so the dog doesn’t run away. Yes.
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LESLIE: Well, wall plows can have a big impact on a room’s decor scheme, both in design and if you’re not careful, your billfold. Well, fortunately, affordable products are building it easier than ever to achieve professional ensues on a DIY budget.
TOM: Now, when you’re looking at wallpaper, it’s smart to choose the best-quality paper you can afford and then use it sparingly. Consider, for example, exactly papering a powder room or a focal wall in the family room. Or you can use wallpaper inside squares that are trimmed out with molding in a dining room. Paper the bottom half of the walls under a chair railing. You get the idea.
LESLIE: Yeah. I represent there’s certainly so much you can do.
And wall murals are really making a big comeback. And when I say a wall mural, I’m not representing like, “Ooh, a pastoral scene.” You can go to iStock or any other photo-sharing website and pick out an likenes and buy the rights to it, which are very affordable. And then you get a super high-resolution image, which you can then send to a variety of sources to have published on a sticky-back vinyl. And you can have it be permanent adhesive or you are eligible to have repositionable. And then you can go ahead and use that as a wall covering.
You do have to be careful though, because if you go the permanent cement, it’s – you get it on there and it’s there. But get the repositionable. You can take your time, lay it out. You crave a squeegee, a sud roller. Sometimes beings use that. And asses it up and articulated it right on the wall and it’s gorgeous and easy.
TOM: You is a well-known fact that if you’re doing it for your teenagers, they’re going to grow out of whatever design you choose, right?
TOM: In the beginning of the- when it’s first done, it’s amazing and then it’s like, “Oh, my God, this is so childish, ” in just a few short-lived times. So, I picture the removable is the smart way to go, because material changes.
LESLIE: Very readily. It does.
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TOM: We’ve got a question now from Carrie in New York who says, “We currently have an aged, electric stove and we’re not sure if we should add a gas direction or throw in a gas stove. Would there be a good return on investment or are electric stoves now more energy-efficient? ”
Short answer , no. I don’t think they’re more efficient. I review putting in a gas direction, if it’s available, is smart. And most practicality companionships will agree to put in a line at a low- to no-cost if you promise to install one appliance, even a gas grill outside. Put in that one appliance- a stove, a dryer, a grill- and they’ll do the lay of the line to your house for free.
LESLIE: Alright, Carrie. Good luck with that. It sounds like you’re get a new kitchen for the holidays.
TOM: Well, the floor is one of the biggest blank faces in your residence and it deserves as much attention, if not more, than pretty much any other surface. Leslie has got some tips to help you choose your best floors, in today’s edition of Leslie’s Last Word.
LESLIE: When it comes to flooring, I like to let the chamber pick the flooring type, because each opening has different needs. I’m not saying tell the cavity be like, “Oh, I require this color.” I’m saying let the cavity tell you, “I need this kind of surface to do the best job for you.”
So if you’re talking about a foyer or an entryway to your residence, you need something there that’s super durable. I’m talking tile or a laminate or even a commercial-grade hardwood if you’ve got to have the real deal. You know, you walk in the door, your shoes are bringing in dirt and that’s going to act like sandpaper and then ruin that flooring. So here your flooring is your line of protection. You want to have a durable, cleanable storey skin-deep. And don’t wear your shoes all around the house. Give your family a blot, right there, when they walk in to take off their shoes and then mosey on through the rest of the house.
Now, in general, a front room or a dining room can have any kind of flooring, from a hardwood to a laminate. You’re generally going to see less trafficking in human those gaps. And most flooring can hold up there. If girls and babies are in the concoction, you want to choose something that’s more durable and more easily cleanable. You be going along with an engineered hardwood or even a laminate there.
Now, if you’re talking about a bathroom or a basement, tile is really going to be the best choice, because you’re going to see a good deal of spray in those spaces. Whether it’s intentionally or unintentionally, things sort of get wet. So you miss durability and water-resistance; that is essential. And laminates or tile are really the only way you can go for those spots.
Now, lastly, your kitchen. Here, again, you’ve got the chance of water, so you have to think carefully. Engineered hardwood, laminate, tile, stopper, all great choices. Now, I really like the relevant recommendations of a cork floor in a kitchen cavity, because it’s softer underfoot and you tend to be standing a lot in your kitchen opening. And harder storeys are just harder on your paw and your legs. So, you want to have something softer. And if you’re going to go with a harder skin-deep, get one of those mattings to help you sort of absorb only the heavines and the nonsense that goes on with your legs that really time gives you a hard time. This practice, your kitchen is going to work for you.
So whatever you pick, know that today’s manufacturing and milling “ve created” a recompense of materials that you can choose from. There really is a match for every space.
TOM: This is The Money Pit Home Improvement Show. Coming up next time on the program, it’s fireplace season. And one of the topics we get asked about most during this time of year is chimney cleaning. Can it be done safely and efficiently and can it be done without you going ripped off by a fraudulent contractor? We’ll answer that and more on the very next edition of The Money Pit.
I’m Tom Kraeutler.
LESLIE: And I’m Leslie Segrete.
TOM: Remember, you can do it yourself …
LESLIE: But you don’t have to make love alone.
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