How to Make Chimney Safe for Burning Wood

Chimney

LESLIE: Andrew is on the line with a question about how to make chimney safe for burning wood. How can we help you today? ANDREW: I am adding a wood-burning add-on to my furnace. I live out in the country. I have a two-story Victorian house. I have to have the chimney go out. And Read the full article…

4 Essential Projects for February Weekends

Home Winter Snow

February brings ice, which can accumulate on your roof, causing an ice dam. Clean your gutters, and check your roof for any shingle damage. If you have a steam boiler system, February is a good time to check the steam boiler system and make sure it is working properly. Some home improvement projects may earn you tax credits, and if you have added insulation, replaced windows or added heating and cooling equipment, you may qualify for tax credits. Finally, store firewood away from structures, so you don't invite termites to have a munch fest on your existing structures.

Fireplace Inserts

TOM: Wood-burning fireplaces might be charming, but a fireplace insert is a better way to heat your home and won’t steal heat from your living space. Hi, I’m Tom Kraeutler. LESLIE: And I’m Leslie Segrete with today’s Money Pit Home Improvement Minute. TOM: A fireplace insert is basically a fireproof box with an insulated glass Read the full article…

5 DIY Home Upgrades You Could Finish This Weekend

Easy-Remodeling-Projects

According to the New York Times, a recent survey found that spending money on services that save you time is a lot more valuable — happiness-wise — than spending it on material goods. If those results are to be believed, then anything that saves you time is a good investment, which is where this list Read the full article…

How to Build a Firewood Rack | Video

Fireplace with birch firewood and flame.

How to Build a Firewood Rack Dry firewood is good firewood. Keep yours free from moisture with a sturdy firewood rack that doubles as an outdoor table. Building one is perfect for those new to DIY. Here’s what you’ll need for this inexpensive project: TOOLS & MATERIALS Miter or Circ Saw Power Drill/Driver 3- 2” Read the full article…

Poisonous Holiday Plants to Avoid #1219162

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: And Happy Holidays, everybody. Hope you’re having a fantastic holiday weekend enjoying the season, enjoying your friends, your family, maybe even enjoying the relatives because they’re not going to Read the full article…