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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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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12 September 2015 Show

The HomeFix | 12 SEP 2015 Michael from Gem State Solar is Joe’s guest today as they talk about solar powered attic ventilators and tubular skylights.  Of course the discussion goes in many other directions, would you expect less? Joe talks more about “Cheap”.   Callers ask about possible asbestos in 1970’s ceilings, french door or Atrium door?, vinyl siding surplus- how much to save, solar estimates, and toilets that keep draining.

5 September 2015 Show

The HomeFix Show | 5 SEP 2015 Its Ask a Plumber and Jim is in studio and the phones light up!  We really get into water softeners in this show.  A caller proves he knows more about softeners than we ever could hope to.  Callers ask about singing toilets, stuck shower valves, kitchen faucets, more water softeners, well pump cycling, more water softeners, Joe talks about fire wood storage as it is about that time in the valley.

29 August 2015 Show

The HomeFix Show | 29 AUG 2015 Its random topic day for sure.  Joe talks about ladder safety, lumber prices, loose stone veneer, painting brick, tile patterns in printed tile, faucets at wholesalers vs box stores, and garage parking targets. callers ask about hard water rings in toilets, stucco over brick, insulating a crawl space, cleaning and staining cabinets.

Wagner Flexio 990 Painter

Wagner Flexio 990 Painter. I like to paint. But painting does not like me.  Years of abuse to my hands and wrists has left me with a muscular attention span with a brush of about 10 minutes.  After that, my fingers lock up and feel like they are on fire.  So when I had the opportunity to put the Wagner Flexio 990 to some testing, I was excited to give it a try. There are three large painting projects on …

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28 March 2015 Show

The HomeFix Show | 28 MAR 2015 Learn how to wash windows and the magic formula for home made cleaner! Also find out if your dog door is legal, where your attic fan should be adjusted to, a commentary on composite decking and why people call what they have Trex. Callers ask about attic ventilation on low slopes, screening in a patio, flaking driveways, and chips in enamel steel sinks.

RECLAIM Beyond Paint

If you are a listener to the HomeFix Show you know that I do not talk about things that I do not experience first hand. I want to try stuff. I learn by doing. I also try to take the basic “Guy” approach and just dive into it without a lot of planning and evaluation. In most cases, things go horribly wrong. This wasn’t one of them. An email came in one day introducing me to this product. Before that, …

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