WORX TURBINE600 Blower

The WORX TURBINE600 Blower blew me away! Here is how my hierarchy of performance has been with yard tools. It starts with cordless tools being the weakest, electric next, and if you want real power, put a gas engine behind it. Myth Blown. To better understand an electric blower, you have to understand your need for an electric blower. I was one of those who used to make fun of the old guy down the street blowing off his driveway …

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Sun Joe Saw Joe

I just paid for this tool in one hour! I have had a bunch of dead branches in a tree in my back yard that have been bugging me for about a year. I meant to call my Tree Guy to come get them out but that usually turns into $250 no matter what. So when presented the opportunity to put the Sun Joe Saw Joe through a HomeFix test, I jumped at it. After ordering the tool (SunJoe.com) it …

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12th Annual Remodeled Homes Tour

Spring is here and it is time to start thinking about remodeling your home.  June 4th and 5th, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) is hosting its 12th Annual Remodeled Homes Tour throughout the Treasure Valley. This is your chance to see local home remodeling projects, and meet with the pros to discuss their amazing work. It could inspire your next home remodeling project! Order your tickets now at nariofidaho.org, or call 208-322-8191 for more information. The homes are only open …

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OHD Anywhere Smartphone App

Here is the information on the new garage door control we mentioned on the HomeFix RadioShow. OHD Anywhere is an accessory that allows you to control and monitor your garage door from anywhere with your Apple® iPhone or Android phone or device. You can check if your garage door is open, closed or if there is any change to the door position. You can instantly know that someone is operating your garage door and open the door for anyone such as delivery, …

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Garage Door Makeover

In the typical fashion that I usually write in, two things will happen here.  First I will jump to the end right at the beginning, and two, the middle will probably have more detail than what you want.  But if you venture through this short -on- words, big on photos story, I think you will see how easy a pro makes a very important project look. The first photos are the before and the after of what this really nice …

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Simplify Christmas

A collection of class notes from Joe Prin Do you look forward to Christmas or Dread it? And that which you dread, is it the Christ in Christmas or the stuff we have built around it? Gift giving and receiving, parties, decorations, relatives, work schedules. “When we recall Christmas past, we usually find that the simplest things – not the great occasions – give off the greatest glow of happiness.” – Bob Hope Tonight, in the short time we have together, we will …

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17 October 2015 Show

The HomeFix Show | 17 OCT 2015 Fun show today on roofing and roofing contractors with Craig Fram of CF Construction.  Callers ask about rotting pillars and PVC trim, metal roofing vs. Architectural shingles in the mountains, foam insulation before a new roof or after, working on tile roofs, solar panel damage to roofs, cleaning and repairing chimneys, replacing a basement window frame. Joe also talks about ho w to remove composite lumber deck boards and the consequences of calling …

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10 October 2015 Show

The HomeFix Show | 10 OCT 2015 Seamus from Go Green Insulation is in studio to help us understand insulation and the different types, installs, and new ways of going about it.  Ryan from Channellock calls in to introduce the new Gridiron Giveaway contest, and answers a few questions about making tools in the USA.  A Caller asks about installing tile behind a wood stove.