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Does your home ever feel like “a Money Pit?”  It doesn’t have to be that way!  We’re Tom Kraeutler and Leslie Segrete, hosts of The Money Pit Podcast. For us, a money pit is not a disaster – it’s a home you love! Whether you’re dealing with a repair or dreaming about a reno, consider us your coach, helper or home improvement therapist for all things remodeling, decor or fix up! From bathrooms to basements, demolition to décor and gardening to garages, we share non-biased expertise to help you tackle your to-do’s with confidence. Taking care of a home can be a combination of love, pride and heart-stopping fear - but we promise to help you plan, save you money and spare you from snafus. Join us for new episodes every Monday and Thursday, just in time to plan your next home improvement adventure!

The Money Pit Home Improvement Podcast Tom Kraeutler & Leslie Segrete

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    • 4.1 • 101 Ratings

Does your home ever feel like “a Money Pit?”  It doesn’t have to be that way!  We’re Tom Kraeutler and Leslie Segrete, hosts of The Money Pit Podcast. For us, a money pit is not a disaster – it’s a home you love! Whether you’re dealing with a repair or dreaming about a reno, consider us your coach, helper or home improvement therapist for all things remodeling, decor or fix up! From bathrooms to basements, demolition to décor and gardening to garages, we share non-biased expertise to help you tackle your to-do’s with confidence. Taking care of a home can be a combination of love, pride and heart-stopping fear - but we promise to help you plan, save you money and spare you from snafus. Join us for new episodes every Monday and Thursday, just in time to plan your next home improvement adventure!

    DIY Fire Pits | Stopping Gutter Clogs | Fastest Way to Paint a Fence | Ep# 2100

    DIY Fire Pits | Stopping Gutter Clogs | Fastest Way to Paint a Fence | Ep# 2100

    Show notes:

    Built-in, backyard firepits are really hot right now. With just a bit of planning you can build a firepit yourself. We tell you how.

    And with spring rainstorms in full swing, now is a good time to evaluate, repair or replace your gutters. If yours are in bad shape, serious structural problems can result. We’ll tell you what to look for when choosing a gutter company.

    If you’re painting project a fence, deck or the outside of your home, you won’t need to hire a pro. New technology in High Efficiency Airless (HEA) paint sprayers makes this an easy DIY project. We explain how the sprayers work, and why using one is 3 times faster than even using a paint roller.

    Plus, answers to your home improvement questions about best material to build new ventilated soffits around your house, evaluating and repairing cracks in your foundation, best options for painting concrete floors, fast fix for squeaky floors, best way to run a dryer vent, repairing a leaking foundation, how to eliminate termites and repairing leaking underground pool pipes.

    Do you have a home improvement or decor question? Call the show 24/7 at 888-MONEY-PIT (888-666-3974) or post your question here.
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    How to Plant a Pizza Garden | Warm Bathroom Floors | Distressed Durable Hardwood Floors | Ep #2099

    How to Plant a Pizza Garden | Warm Bathroom Floors | Distressed Durable Hardwood Floors | Ep #2099

    Show notes:

    A pizza garden is a fun way to get the whole family involved in gardening. Kids get a kick out of growing their own food and then being able to eat it. This is also a great way for parents to sneak in some veggies. We’ll walk you through exactly what you’ll need to grow your own pizza – right in your backyard.

    When you pop out of bed in the morning and head for that first shower of the day, there’s nothing nicer than stepping on a heated, warmed tile floor to “soften the blow” of the start of your day! Well, if you are a DIYr or pro, for as little as $525 bucks you can purchase all the components needed to create a warm tile floor.

    If you’d like to add hardwood floors to your home, there’s a new style of prefinished hardwood flooring collection out where the boards have been shaped using wire brushing, scraping, and cross-hatching surfacing techniques that gives them a classic seaside look to the floors from the moment they’ve been installed.

    Move over, tomatoes! Growing fruits and herbs for drinks is a fun new approach to backyard gardens…and spring is the perfect time to get it going

    Plus, answers to your home improvement questions about stopping leaks in flat roofs, best insulation, leveling sagging floors, dealing with carpenter bees, fix for doors that swell, adding 2nd layers of siding, tearing out a deck and how to stop gurgling toilets.

    Do you have a home improvement or decor question? Call the show 24/7 at 888-MONEY-PIT (888-666-3974) or post your question here.
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    • 39 min
    4 Easy Projects to Boost Curb Appeal | Easiest Fix for Rot |Finding Hidden Storm Damage | Ep #2098

    4 Easy Projects to Boost Curb Appeal | Easiest Fix for Rot |Finding Hidden Storm Damage | Ep #2098

    Show notes:

    The Spring real estate market is well underway and more urban dwellers than ever heading to the suburbs for space and tranquility. If you’re ready to sell your home, we’ll share 4 easy projects you can do in a weekend to boost curb appeal and land a buyer quicker than the competition.

    If you have ever had a major storm hit your house, you know that a home which is usually safe, sound, secure and dry can quickly turn into a leaking mess. That’s why when the storm passes, it’s important to give it a thorough inspection for storm damage. We walk you through.

    Rot happens, and when it does the longer you wait to repair it, the faster it gets worse. There’s really no need to put it off because products now exist that can restore the strength to weak rotted wood. We’ll share those details, just ahead.

    Plus, answers to your home improvement questions about replacing 1950’s wiring, fixing oven pilot lights, repairing drywall, cleaning concrete, getting rid of mold, painting tips for floors, painting a brick fireplace and refinishing kitchen cabinets.

    Do you have a home improvement or decor question? Call the show 24/7 at 888-MONEY-PIT (888-666-3974) or post your question here.
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    • 37 min
    Spring Cleaning Made Easy | Easy Fix for Rotted Wood | Best Garage Doors | Get Rid of Gnats (Ep #2097)

    Spring Cleaning Made Easy | Easy Fix for Rotted Wood | Best Garage Doors | Get Rid of Gnats (Ep #2097)

    Episode notes...

    There’s a lot of focus on Spring cleaning this time of year but rather than treat this like one big dusty holiday, we’ve found it easier to set yourself up for success with a 12-month cleaning calendar that breaks cleanup shores into small, very actionable projects.

    And if you love the look of your wood windows, door and trim, but spotted rot that set in over the long-wet winter, we’ll share an easy way you can restore rotted wood that’s quick, easy and a lot less expensive that replacing it.

    If your family is like most, you probably use the garage as much as your front door for access and security. But if your door is old and worn, it could not only be unsafe, it could also be providing easy access for intruders when you are away. We’ll have tips to update, just ahead. 

    Your outdoor party can be ruined in a flash if guests find themselves constantly swatting away swarms of relentless, little gnats flying around your guests’ heads by the thousands. We reveal how to not get bugged by gnats!

    Plus, answers to your home improvement questions, options for filling in an unwanted swimming pool, fixing faucets, quieting down loud heating system noises, fixing peeling paint, best insulation: batt or blown-in, and removing rust stains.
    Do you have a home improvement or decor question? Call the show 24/7 at 888-MONEY-PIT (888-666-3974) or post your question here.
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    • 39 min
    Small Space Gardening | Weed Free Lawns | Leak Proof Showers (Ep #2096)

    Small Space Gardening | Weed Free Lawns | Leak Proof Showers (Ep #2096)

    Show notes...

    Did you know one dandelion plant can make up to 15,000 weed seeds? If you want to win the battle against these green invaders, we share tips on how to tackle stopping weeds for the entire season.

    If you’ve ever remodeled a bathroom, one of the most difficult areas to get right is the shower. We’ll share a kit that takes all the guess work out of that project for leak proof showers.

    Apartment living has its advantages but a yard of your own is not typically one of them. But that’s no reason to give up on the idea of your very own garden. We’ll share tips to help you create a bountiful small space garden.

    If you are tired of having to cut your lawn all season long, artificial turf may be the solution. We walk you through the pros and cons, including installation and costs.

    Plus, answers to your home improvement questions about how to dehumidify a damp basement, finding a kitchen cabinet paint with low VOC’s, best return on investment for a garage renovation, updating super old wiring and best insulation for converting a small building to a workout space.
    Do you have a home improvement or decor question? Call the show 24/7 at 888-MONEY-PIT (888-666-3974) or post your question here.
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    • 38 min
    Spring Cleaning Garage | Building a DIY Deck | Make Wall Cracks Disappear (Ep #2095)

    Spring Cleaning Garage | Building a DIY Deck | Make Wall Cracks Disappear (Ep #2095)

    Show notes...

    Have you ever noticed that over the winter, garages always seem to get smaller as stuff piles up? That’s why now is a great time to make the garage your first big Spring-cleaning project! We’ll show you how to get it done in 4 steps!

    Building a backyard deck is one sure-fire way to increase your home’s living space for the warmer months as well as add to your home’s value. But can it be a DIY project, or one that always needs a pro. We walk you through the pros and cons of a DIY deck build just ahead.

    Have you ever had a wall or ceiling crack that you’ve fixed, once or twice but just seems to crack all over again? We’ll share an easy DIY tip that will let you repair it once and for all just ahead.

    Plus, answers to your home improvement questions, about getting rid of washer/dryer vibrations, installing a closet rod, cleaning bathroom mold, repairing basement floor cracks and how to repair plumbing roof flashing.
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    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
101 Ratings

101 Ratings

anonymousdetroit ,

Feels a little like an infomercial

I probably won’t stop listening. I’ve learned things along the way. However the questions and answers feel targeted to fit a particular product they just happen to recommend. They are not eco-conscious. The amount of plastic products they recommend is infuriating to me!

FalconInDC ,

Best I’ve found, but not great

Episodes are hit and miss - but I generally find at least a couple of nuggets in each one. A little ad heavy, but you gotta pay the bills somehow. Also indexes to cold climates and upper Midwest - which is not always the most helpful for those of us in hot climates. All in all, solid, but not a must listen.

SamScramwitch ,

Decent

Good show. Well put together. A lot of product advertisement but a lot of substance as well.

On the most recent episode they recommend Rust-oleum's "Restore" deck paint, which is the worst product on the market as many people are aware (look it up). Instead, I'd recommend SW's "SuperDeck."

Good show. Leslie's voice is hot too.

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