Author: Fix It Home Improvement
Good companion show to Corollas Ace on the House. Stay away from sump pumps sold at the big boxes- I found out that stainless steel doesnt denote reliability. Keep with cast iron, which dissipates heat.
bob caygeon Hi Bob, Thanks for listening!
I love listening to people who have no clue what there talking about
Frank Gallipoli Hi Frank, we never claim to know it all. There are new codes and products every year and we do our best to research the topics. We contact companies and reps for information and do research online with content that is within the last 3 years for most topics. We refer to trade magazines and our experience. I was a real estate investor and hardware store owner for decades continually getting trained on product in the stores and for my homes. Cindy worked for major hardware chains and has years of training. If you have a specific thing we said in error, we are always happy to learn and share with our listeners.
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!
Andy Hofmann Hi Andy, thanks for listening!
informative but you need to get the lady to stop saying Mm-hmm, wow, and hmm.
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.
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
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!
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
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!
I was hoping to see video
Cynthia Plesiewicz Hi Cynthia, you can check out our YouTube channel Fix It Home Improvement.
Well done thank you.
Tom Teague Thank you!
You left out Vermont Castings stoves.
Chris Horton Hi Chris, I will check them out. Thanks!
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.
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'.
Toni Foster Hi Toni, Thanks for listening! Yes, Cindy keeps me focused on explaining myself better and she has a great background in hardware.
Is it just me or does it seem like he is reading the podcast ?
Barry R. Thanks! We enjoy putting it together.
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!!
I love the podcast. keep up the good work.
Mark Karpinski Thank you!
Just listened to the episode on garage organizing- just 1 bucket of plumbing supplies?? Hahaha! That was good for some laughs.
Alan Keller Ha, I was being optimistic! Thanks for listening.
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.
LynnZ Thanks for listening!
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.
Tony Coleman Hi Tony, we will give some tips in an upcoming episode. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with specific questions. We have an old episode where we talk about outlets and GFCI's too. Thanks for listening!
gaurav gupta Thanks!
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?
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.
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).
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.
Rhonda Vollmer Hi Rhonda, thanks for listening!
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.
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.
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.