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The Dr. is in! With over 45 years in the remodeling and building industry, Contractor John will share with you the secrets to keeping your home in good repair, maintained properly and will guide you through any remodeling project from planning to completion.You can post questions on the Contractor John Facebook page.Watch DIY video's from Contractor John on the Contractor John YouTube channel.

DIY House Medic Contractor John

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The Dr. is in! With over 45 years in the remodeling and building industry, Contractor John will share with you the secrets to keeping your home in good repair, maintained properly and will guide you through any remodeling project from planning to completion.You can post questions on the Contractor John Facebook page.Watch DIY video's from Contractor John on the Contractor John YouTube channel.

    All About Drills, Drill Bits and a Kool Tool Recommendation

    All About Drills, Drill Bits and a Kool Tool Recommendation

    DIY House Medic Podcast Show Notes
    Sponsored by Roy Worley Voice Overs


    Season: 3
    Episode: 121
    Episode Title: All About Drills, Drill Bits and a Kool Tool Recommendation


    Episode Summary:
    A drill is probably the most used power tool in your DIY arsenal. Contractor John will talk about drilling and types of drill bits and a Kool Tool that you all should have, along with the Jeopardy fact of the week, and the tip of the week to ya…… AND I am giving a book away!
    Resources mentioned in this episode:
    Kool Tool Recommendation “The Black and Decker Workmate”


    See Contractor John’s Updated Show Schedule here


    Cutting & Charcuterie Boards; Table Saw Creations by Contractor John


    We are no longer partnering with the Painted Tree Boutique/Makers Market


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    • 28 min
    July Home Maintenance Checklist, Kool Tools, Menard’s Shopping Secrets

    July Home Maintenance Checklist, Kool Tools, Menard’s Shopping Secrets

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    Sponsored by Roy Worley Voice Overs



    Season: 3
    Episode: 120
    Episode Title: July Home Maintenance Checklist, Kool Tools, Menard’s Shopping Secrets


    Episode Summary:
    It’s that time of the month again. Home maintenance time. Contractor John will walk you through this months checklist. Also a couple Kool Tool recommendations and some double secret Menard’s shopping tips that will save you dollars… What the heck I will through in 1 for Home Depot and Lowe’s too. Also, the regular segments, prepping for Jeopardy fact of the week, and the tip of the week to ya.


    Resources mentioned in this episode:


    Furnace Filters
    Scrub brush for straightening the fins on your a/c condenser unit
    DAP concrete and mortar caulk
    LED Garage/Attic Light
    Husky Tool Tote
    DEWALT DCD771C2 20V MAX Lithium-Ion Compact Drill/Driver Kit with DW2166 45-Piece Screwdriving Set 
    21 Piece Drill Bit Set
    Discounted Gift Cards 






    See Contractor John’s Updated Show Schedule here



    Cutting & Charcuterie Boards; Table Saw Creations by Contractor John


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    • 18 min
    Energy Vampires in the Kitchen and Robot Vacuums?

    Energy Vampires in the Kitchen and Robot Vacuums?

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    Sponsored by Legal Shield


    Season: 3
    Episode: 119
    Episode Title: Energy Vampires in the Kitchen and Robot Vacuums?


    Episode Summary:
    As inflation continues to climb we have to look at, and in a lot of different areas to save those precious dollars. Contractor John will continue talking about saving money by eliminating those energy vampires, and take a look at robot vacuums and do they save us money in the long run? Also, the regular segments, listener call of the week, prepping for Jeopardy fact of the week, What they said, and the tip of the week to ya.


    Resources mentioned in this episode:
    Electrical use meter, to know if you have an energy vampire in your midst.


    See Contractor John’s Updated Show Schedule here

    Cutting & Charcuterie Boards; Table Saw Creations by Contractor John

    See some of Contractor John’s creations here
    The Painted Tree Boutique/Makers Market


    Ask questions, post comments at the Contractor John/DIY House Medic Facebook Page
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    • 19 min
    Saving Money With Grocery and Gas Apps

    Saving Money With Grocery and Gas Apps

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    Sponsored by Legal Shield


    Season: 3
    Episode: 118
    Episode Title: Saving Money With Grocery and Gas Apps


    Episode Summary:
    The price of Food is one of the things that is just out of hand along with gas. Contractor John will continue talking about saving money with Grocery apps and also introduce some general gas saving suggestions and worthwhile gas apps to help you save money. Also, the regular segments, listener call of the week, prepping for Jeopardy fact of the week, and the tip of the week to ya.



    Resources mentioned in this episode:



    Money Saving Gas Apps
    GasBuddy
    Gas Guru
    Waze
    AAA TripTik Travel Planner
    MapQuest
    GetUpside
    Fuelio
    Shell Fuel Rewards
    Speedy Rewards
    See Contractor John’s Updated Show Schedule here


    Cutting & Charcuterie Boards; Table Saw Creations by Contractor John


    See some of Contractor John’s creations here
    The Painted Tree Boutique/Makers Market



    Ask questions, post comments at the Contractor John/DIY House Medic Facebook Page
    Visit the Contractor John website and receive a free monthly Home Maintenance Checklist for following
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    • 25 min
    How To Save Money On Groceries; Next Week Money Saving Grocery Apps

    How To Save Money On Groceries; Next Week Money Saving Grocery Apps

    DIY House Medic Podcast Show Notes
    Sponsored by Legal Shield
    Season: 3
    Episode: 117
    Episode Title: How To Save Money On Groceries; Next Week Money Saving Grocery Apps


    Episode Summary:
    The price of Food is one of the things that is just out of hand. Contractor John will go over some money saving tips on how to save money when buying groceries. Also, the regular segments, prepping for Jeopardy fact of the week, and the tip of the week to ya.
    Resources mentioned in this episode:
     1. Pay with a grocery rewards card
    You can use a generic type cash back card like the Citi Double Cash Card and get 2% cash back.
    Blue Cash Preferred Card from American Express (6% cash back on up to $6,000 per year in purchases, then 1%) Terms apply.
    American Express Gold Card (4X Membership Rewards up to $25,000 per calendar yearBest for online grocery shopping:(5% cash back at Amazon.com and Whole Foods Market)PenFed Platinum Rewards Visa Signature Card(3X points on supermarket purchases) 2. Sign up for the loyalty program
     3. A time honored tradition, coupon clipping
     4. Join a wholesale club
    5. Grocery Rules:
    Always go alone to the grocery store alone
    Always go on a full stomach
    6. Always make a list and stick to it
    7. Plan your meals for the entire week ahead of time.
    8. Buy items on sale
    9. Check for heavily discounted meat products. 
    10. Cut out expensive ingredients from recipes.
    11. Avoid pre-packaged items.
    12. Use your leftovers.
    13. Buy your favorite items in a larger size. 
    14. Roasted chicken is one of the very few meals that often costs more to make at home.
    15. Bring your own bag
    16. Be sure to read your receipt.
    See Contractor John’s Updated Show Schedule here
    Cutting & Charcuterie Boards; Table Saw Creations by Contractor John
    See some of Contractor John’s creations here
    The Painted Tree Boutique/Makers Market
    Ask questions, post comments at the Contractor John/DIY House Medic Facebook Page
    Visit the Contractor John website and receive a free monthly Home Maintenance Checklist for following
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    • 26 min
    June Home Maintenance Checklist; A Smart Table Saw?

    June Home Maintenance Checklist; A Smart Table Saw?

    DIY House Medic Podcast Show Notes
    Sponsored by Legal Shield


    Season: 3
    Episode: 116
    Episode Title: June Home Maintenance Checklist; A Smart Table Saw?


    Episode Summary:
    Contractor John will be walking you through the June Home Maintenane Checklist and then switch gears to talk about Saw Stop’s flesh sensing technology. Also, the regular segments, prepping for Jeopardy fact of the week, and the tip of the week to ya, and a new segment called “What They Said”



    Resources mentioned in this episode:


    Dryer Pipe Cleaning Brush Kit

    See Contractor John’s Updated Show Schedule here



    Cutting & Charcuterie Boards; Table Saw Creations by Contractor John

    See some of Contractor John’s creations here
    The Painted Tree Boutique/Makers Market



    Ask questions, post comments at the Contractor John/DIY House Medic Facebook Page
    Visit the Contractor John website and receive a free monthly Home Maintenance Checklist for following
    Contractor John



    Visit the Contractor John YouTube Channel and please Subscribe to my channel.



    Support the show

    • 20 min

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