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Fix It Home Improvement

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Fix It Home Improvement covers DIY home repair projects, routines and products for home and garden.
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Andy Hofmann

I love this podcast but agree with other commenters; when speaking actual words the co host provided a great change of pace and view point, however the verbal "mhm"s throughout are distracting. Content overall is great, make a small tweak and keep it up, I am learning!

May 16th
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Jacy Elsesser

Andy Hofmann Hi Andy, thanks for listening!

May 19th
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Richie Olson

informative but you need to get the lady to stop saying Mm-hmm, wow, and hmm.

May 16th
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Jacy Elsesser

Richie Olson Hi Richie, sorry the hmms bother you, but when I am sitting across from Cindy talking, the feedback really helps keep me in conversation mode. Hope you get some value out of our episodes.

May 19th
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Emily Getsinger

Do you have any tips for someone who is planning to buy their first home and can only afford a fixer upper? I’m probably going to be purchasing an older home built sometime before 1940 so are there any huge things that I should inspect on a home or renovations that I should definitely plan for? I’m loving the podcast

May 14th
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Jacy Elsesser

Emily Getsinger Hi Emily, Thanks for listening! In an old home I would use a home inspector and check for asbestos in insulation and tiles, lead paint if you have kids, the electrical system and amount of outlets per area, the plumbing, the foundation, the heating and AC system. If there is a fireplace, get it inspected. If you are in an area with termite problems, have the home checked for that. Plan on updating windows, doors, siding or tuckpointing, roof and the heating and air conditioning. If it is in an historic area, the upgrades could be more expensive, so check with the village. Let me know how it goes!

May 15th
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Scott DeVault

Great job, I'm really enjoying the podcast, keep them coming. Would you be willing to do an episode on Ikea products, specifically their kitchen's? Thanks

May 6th
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Jacy Elsesser

Scott DeVault Hi Scott. An episode on companies that help with kitchen design and some of the new features might be interesting. Thanks for listening!

May 6th
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Cynthia Plesiewicz

I was hoping to see video

May 1st
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Fix It

Cynthia Plesiewicz Hi Cynthia, you can check out our YouTube channel Fix It Home Improvement.

May 1st
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Tom Teague

Well done thank you.

Apr 2nd
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Fix It

Tom Teague Thank you!

Apr 2nd
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Chris Horton

You left out Vermont Castings stoves.

Mar 19th
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Jacy Elsesser

Chris Horton Hi Chris, I will check them out. Thanks!

Mar 19th
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saraa

Just found this podcast and absolutely love the information provided by the host! He tells it in a clear manner and seems to have done a lot of research beforehand if it wasn't knowledge he already knew. As someone who wants to learn more about these kind of topics it's great. Unfortunately there were a couple episodes I literally turned off because of the his co-host. She hasn't provided a single tidbit of info; go online and do some research alongside with your partner, have notes if it helps. I'm sure it sounded like a fun idea but it is not fun listening to random interjections. And she doesn't even seem all that interested in any of these topics which is just frustrating.

Mar 9th
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saraa

Toni Foster Well you make a good point in that she 'could' be the bridge between someone who has less knowledge of, just an example you used a water powered subpump. Because you mentioned that I went in and listened to that episode and actually took a transcript of it which I figured why not since in the beginning of the episode they claimed they didn't have transcripts. I can link it if you would like and you can see for yourself the amount of questions she actually does ask to 'bridge the gap'. You can see the amount of insight she contributes as oppose to the amount of filler and I think you'll see for yourself that the ratio is pretty staggering. And everyone keeps mentioning these books so I looked them up. These books she authored? She was a co-author with Jacy. I'm curious as to how they put this dynamic on paper as she cant really be asking questions like this in a book...I found one book that was solely written and published by her titled 'inspirational and motivational quotes'.

Apr 4th
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Jacy Elsesser

Toni Foster Hi Toni, Thanks for listening! Yes, Cindy keeps me focused on explaining myself better and she has a great background in hardware.

Mar 19th
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Barry R.

Is it just me or does it seem like he is reading the podcast ?

Mar 7th
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Fix It

Barry R. Thanks! We enjoy putting it together.

Mar 8th
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Barry R.

Fix It ohhh ok... I hope I didn't come across like I was being negative towards you... I apologize if it seemed so. Great podcast!!

Mar 8th
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Abinav Varma

Yolo

Feb 28th
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Mark Karpinski

I love the podcast. keep up the good work.

Feb 5th
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Jacy Elsesser

Mark Karpinski Thank you!

Feb 6th
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Alan Keller

Just listened to the episode on garage organizing- just 1 bucket of plumbing supplies?? Hahaha! That was good for some laughs.

Feb 1st
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Jacy Elsesser

Alan Keller Ha, I was being optimistic! Thanks for listening.

Feb 3rd
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LynnZ

This is an awesome show! Thanks so much for sharing your expertise, I've learned a lot already, and just finished the episode on lamps. (Which is what I've been working on.) Too bad your co-host doesn't share your excitement tho, lol.

Jan 27th
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Jacy Elsesser

LynnZ Thanks for listening!

Jan 27th
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Tony Coleman

Would you talk about removing and replacing wall outlets? I have wall outlets throughout the house that have loose connections. If you plug something in, the cord plug will droop at the wall outlet.

Jan 26th
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Jacy Elsesser

Tony Coleman Hi Tony, we will give some tips in an upcoming episode. You can email me at fixitpodcast@gmail.com with specific questions. We have an old episode where we talk about outlets and GFCI's too. Thanks for listening!

Jan 26th
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gaurav gupta

good

Dec 22nd
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Jacy Elsesser

gaurav gupta Thanks!

Dec 22nd
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jennifer walden

I tiled my bathroom floor and now I would like to replace my dull tile fireplace surround and hearth. It doesn't look like the fireplace episode is about that. Any tips or possible future episodes on that?

Dec 18th
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Jacy Elsesser

jennifer walden Hi Jennifer, you might get some tips in our Backsplash episode and the Floor Tile Installation episode. Feel free to email us with a pic of the area.

Dec 19th
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jennifer walden

Jacy Elsesser Thanks for getting back to me. Some kind of tile. Cd be stone, or ceramic/porcelaine. Not sure yet.It would have to be both wall and floor tile, since the hearth becomes the entryway. It's small area (condo).

Dec 19th
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Rhonda Vollmer

I split and sell firewood for extra money. my father owns a tree service and i get all kinds of differant wood. I prefer the hardwood when it comes to selling it. But my dad likes to burn fir. We've been in the wood biz for 30 years and i learned a few things from this podcast. Thanks guys loved it.

Dec 18th
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Jacy Elsesser

Rhonda Vollmer Hi Rhonda, thanks for listening!

Dec 18th
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Douglas Gallardo Jr

This channel seems to have great information, but I can't get past the first five minutes, because of all the interjections and interruptions from the female co-host. Please, if you have nothing constructive to add to the conversation, refrain from speaking.

Dec 6th
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Julie Crow

Douglas Gallardo Jr I have to agree. If useful information was contributed between the two I would see why it would be helpful. If i'm being completely honest, it is slightly annoying. It hasn't stopped me from listening though, I have learned quite a bit in between the unnecessary banter.

Jan 11th
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Jacy Elsesser

Douglas Gallardo Jr Hi, we have worked together for years and this is our normal interaction. It would be hard to sustain anything artificial. We love the topics, I hope you get some value from the podcast.

Dec 6th
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Meredith Lynch

It would be nice if Cindy had more to say than "hmmm" and "give us a five star rating"...

Nov 27th
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mep

Meredith Lynch I have to agree as well, the grunting by the female co-host is irritating. She needs to say something. I read in another comment that she has a background in hardware but she offers nothing but surprised grunts and poorly read scripted questions. The garage organization ep had great info but I had to turn off after 10 minutes.

Feb 8th
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Jacy Elsesser

Meredith Lynch Thanks for listening!

Nov 28th
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Dan Freeberg

Hi, I just found this podcast channel. You cover a lot of pest animals and insects I have had to control. I could not find anything on squirrels. Is this a possible future topic. I also foresee a possible parrie dog and Canadian geese problem in the future.

Nov 1st
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Jacy Elsesser

Dan Freeberg Hi Dan, we have some tips in the Bird Deterrent episode for geese. I like the squirrel and prairie dog topics, I think I could get off on some great tangents. I will add them to the list. Thanks!

Nov 1st
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