The Money Pit Radio Show
Week of August 3, 2009

Has the recession killed your DIY budget? Tom and Leslie have great ideas on how to fire back up your do-it-yourself dreams by using inexpensive salvaged building materials that’ll save some cash. Get tips on a super-efficient mini-split air conditioning system from This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey. Learn about a new paint product that can both prime and paint in one step. And, find out how to stop your bathroom mirrors from fogging up once and for all with the right kind of ventilation system. Plus get answers to your home improvement questions about replacing an old roof, repairing a concrete walkways, stained linoleum floors, solving dishwasher problems, drying out a musty basement, fixing loose nails in a wood deck, replacing cracked board on a deck and stopping condensation on windows.

With all the rain we’ve had, more and more folks are experiencing the dreaded “roof moss” which makes your roof green, spongy and can cause leaks. Tom and Leslie have the step-by-step tips you’ll need to solve that problem. Learn how to stop condensation from dripping off windows. Get tips for installing baseboard and crown molding and Leslie features a new kind of bridal registry for homeowners in today’s Leslie’s Last Word. Plus get answers to your home improvement questions about reglazing fiberglass tubs and showers, repairing a stuck shower diverter, fixing a leaking roof, installing kitchen cabinets, painting shutters, silencing a noisy toilet, removing radiators in a heating system, venting a bathroom, getting rid of Bermuda grass, painting a gate, getting rabbits out of a garden, cedar shingle roofs and fixing a broken air conditioner.