The Money Pit Radio Show
Week of July 13, 2009

If your air conditioning is on, but your house still won’t cool, Tom and Leslie have tips on a quick, easy and FREE way to test your system BEFORE spending money on a service call. Also, learn the steps necessary to get your house ready for a project you’ve hired a pro to do. Learn how to update an ugly kitchen backsplash and how to build a home bar. Plus get answers to your home improvement questions about how to quiet a noisy generator, clean a roof, repair a cracked sink, repair a cracked bathroom shower pan, converting a wood fireplace to a gas fireplace, repairing a leaky pressure relief valve on a water heater, propane gas verses electric heat pump, repairing cracked concrete walls and freshening a badly smelling house.

Before central air conditioning became common, there was a free and easy way to get air circulating in the house, and it’s an idea that still works today.  Tom and Leslie have a tip to help chill your summer. Plus high humidity in your home can make it super uncomfortable this time of year. Learn the best way to lower humidity and increase comfort. Find out the best way to caulk a bathtub and make sure the caulk won’t fall out. Plus get answers to your home improvement questions about restoring floors in an old Victorian home, tiling a kitchen countertop, repairing loose tile floor grout, cleaning mold from a bathroom, comparing wood decking to composite, painting aluminum siding, turning off a main water valve and installing a utility sink.