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    Hosts: Tom Kraeutler & Leslie Segrete

    (NOTE: Timestamps below correspond to the running time of the downloadable audio file of this show. Text represents a professional transcriptionist’s understanding of what was said. No guarantee of accuracy is expressed or implied. ‘Ph’ in parentheses indicates the phonetic or best guess of the actual spoken word.)

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    (promo/theme song)

    TOM: Coast to coast and floorboards to shingles. This is The Money Pit Home Improvement Radio Show. I’m Tom Kraeutler.

    LESLIE: And I’m Leslie Segrete.

    TOM: Call us right now with your home improvement project. Call us right now with your do-it-yourself dilemma. The number is 1-888-MONEY-PIT. 888-666-3974. Call us now because we are heading into the Goldilocks season for home improvement and you’re probably saying, ‘Why do you call it the Goldilocks season, Tom?’ Well, because …

    LESLIE: I’m like what does home improvement have to do with story time?

    TOM: … it’s not too hot and it’s not too cold. It’s the perfect weather, right now in the fall, to tackle all sorts of home improvement projects around your house. Think about it: you can work outside; you can work inside; there are very few weather limitations and it’s time to get those jobs done.

    LESLIE: Yeah, and it’s a great time of year to just throw open the windows, do some painting; so you can really air things out and get things done right and quick. And one of those projects you might want to tackle is insulating your home, because the right insulation can actually make a huge difference in your energy bills. That’s why, in a few minutes, we’re going to be telling you about a new type of expandable insulation which is a healthier, quieter and a way more energy-efficient option.

    TOM: Also ahead, a little quiz for you. True or false: should you pre-rinse your dishes before loading them into your dishwasher? Do you think that’s correct? Do you think that’s incorrect? Well, we’re going to ask you in a just a bit. You’ll be able to go online and actually give us your answer and participate in the My Home, My Money Pit Home Improvement Adventure Game and Sweepstakes that we’re launching today. You can have a chance to win 5,000 bucks cash and a whole bunch of other home improvement products.

    Leslie, I think the prize pool is now up to about 20K in stuff.

    LESLIE: Man, that’s amazing and I have to tell you, I think the answer to the rinsing the dishes question is going to vary on if you ask me or if you ask my mom.

    TOM: (chuckling) Well, I think it’s definitely a generational angle to that. (Leslie chuckles) But we’ll have the answer to that and much more in just a bit.

    LESLIE: And we’re giving away a great prize this hour. We’ve got a set of three Pizzazz mirror squares from MirrorMate and these are going to add the perfect amount of d

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