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  • ENCORE: In the Garden | FULL SHOW | #80

    Jul 26, 2014 | 43 min
    If you're ready to transform your outdoor space into a peaceful and plentiful oasis, this is the show for you! Star of Yard Crashers, Ahmed Hassan gives DIY tips. Segment 1: Giving Thanks to Veterans From the team at DIY Live and ERN, we'd like to offer our sincerest thanks to all of the fine men and women who have served our country. Segment 2: Raised Flower Beds A raised flower bed will help keep your back happy, and it's a simple satisfying project that can be completed fast! Karl and Cort offer tips to create your own. Segment 3: Cultivate Your Earthscape Get creative and incorporate water features into your outdoor space to make a private oasis! Also, raised flower beds are an easy way ...
  • ENCORE: Giving Thanks | SEGMENT 1 | #80

    Jul 26, 2014 | 6 min
    From the team at DIY Live and ERN, we'd like to offer our sincerest thanks to all of the fine men and women who have served our country.
  • ENCORE: Yard Crashers | SEGMENT 5 | #80

    Jul 26, 2014 | 7 min
    Star of the DIY Network's Yard Crashers, Ahmed Hassan, phones in from his latest "crash" on an abandoned property. We discuss the importance of teaching kids how to work with their hands.
  • ENCORE: Your Earthscape | SEGMENT 3 | #80

    Jul 26, 2014 | 8 min
    Get creative and incorporate water features into your outdoor space to make a private oasis! Also, raised flower beds are an easy way to have seasonal produce year round. We offer DIY tips to get growing in your yard!
  • ENCORE: Raised Flower Beds | SEGMENT 2 | #80

    Jul 26, 2014 | 7 min
    A raised flower bed will help keep your back happy, and it's a simple satisfying project that can be completed fast! Karl and Cort offer tips to create your own.
  • ENCORE: Level and Saw | SEGMENT 4 | #80

    Jul 26, 2014 | 9 min
    What's your favorite tool in the garden? Cort fills us in on why a plastic level was his best find of the week. Then, we share the many unique uses for reciprocating saws.
  • ENCORE: Ahmed Hassan | SEGMENT 6 | #80

    Jul 25, 2014 | 7 min
    You've seen him on the DIY Network on shows like Turf War and Yard Crashers -- Ahmed Hassan fills us in on his latest projects.
  • Home and Family | SEGMENT 1 | #79

    Jul 25, 2014 | 6 min
    Karl has been guest-starring on Hallmark's "Home and Family" to teach a recent contest winner how to spend his $20K prize money wisely. We learn some of the budget friendly projects that Karl completed in the kitchen.
  • New Floors | SEGMENT 2 | #79

    Jul 25, 2014 | 7 min
    Empower yourself to do projects around your home by investing in a good set of tools. Karl and Cort explain why laying your own flooring is a great project to get your feet wet.
  • DIY Mechanic | SEGMENT 6 | #79

    Jul 25, 2014 | 7 min
    From the house to the garage; Karl gives tips for replacing your own brake pads and saving cash of tires.
  • Preparation Pointers | SEGMENT 3 | #79

    Jul 25, 2014 | 8 min
    Are you looking for a way to save on plumbing and electrical work? Karl explains why it's a good idea to sit down with your tradesmen and ask what prep steps you can take to reduce the cost.
  • Safety First | SEGMENT 5 | #79

    Jul 25, 2014 | 8 min
    Karl shares safety precautions when using a concrete nailer. Changing gears, Dr. Cort explains why you are probably tying your shoes wrong.
  • Belt Sander & Hammer Drill | SEGMENT 4 | #79

    Jul 25, 2014 | 9 min
    Learn how to lay your own floors, plan an inexpensive kitchen remodel, and swap out the brake pads on your car in this week's DIY Live with Karl Champley. Segment 1: Home and Family Karl has been guest-starring on Hallmark's "Home and Family" to teach a recent contest winner how to spend his $20K prize money wisely. We learn some of the budget friendly projects that Karl completed in the kitchen. Segment 2: New Floors Empower yourself to do projects around your home by investing in a good set of tools. Karl and Cort explain why laying your own flooring is a great project to get your feet wet. Segment 3: Preparation Are you looking for a way to save on plumbing and electrical work? Karl expla...
  • Budget Tips | FULL SHOW | #79

    Jul 25, 2014 | 43 min
    Learn how to lay your own floors, plan an inexpensive kitchen remodel, and swap out the brake pads on your car in this week's DIY Live with Karl Champley. Segment 1: Home and Family Karl has been guest-starring on Hallmark's "Home and Family" to teach a recent contest winner how to spend his $20K prize money wisely. We learn some of the budget friendly projects that Karl completed in the kitchen. Segment 2: New Floors Empower yourself to do projects around your home by investing in a good set of tools. Karl and Cort explain why laying your own flooring is a great project to get your feet wet. Segment 3: Preparation Are you looking for a way to save on plumbing and electrical work? Karl expla...
  • Multitools & Trowels | SEGMENT 4 | #78

    Jul 17, 2014 | 9 min
    An oscillating saw is a versatile tool that you will find yourself using time and time again. Karl shares his favorite brands. Then, find out why Cort says a notched trowel in an inexpensive tool that you should own.
  • Invest in Tools | SEGMENT 2 | #78

    Jul 17, 2014 | 7 min
    When your budget is limited, one of the best places to spend money is tools! Karl explains how $2,000 spent can save you money on your next restoration process by enabling you to do projects yourself.
  • Double Your Money | SEGMENT 1 | #78

    Jul 17, 2014 | 7 min
    You've saved diligently, and socked away $20K. Karl gives a preview of this week's episode where we break down on where to invest your hard-earned cash.
  • Get More Storage | SEGMENT 5 | #78

    Jul 17, 2014 | 8 min
    Go from dust collector to storage solution by expanding your kitchen cabinets all the way to the ceiling. Then, learn how to space plan for a new kitchen island, save on beautiful countertops, and brighten up your space with a new sink and cabinet handles.
  • Energy Vampires | SEGMENT 6 | #78

    Jul 17, 2014 | 7 min
    Small adjustments like turning your thermostat up to 76 degrees, or unplugging phone chargers will help save you cash at the end of the month. Also, learn which energy efficient appliances are the best investments.
  • Bathroom Refresh | SEGMENT 3 | #78

    Jul 17, 2014 | 8 min
    After you've purchased your tools and gotten your garage organized, you're ready to start tackling other rooms in the house. First up is the bathroom. Karl shares tips to make $5,000 stretch for a stunning lavatory.
  • Smart Spending | FULL SHOW | #78

    Jul 17, 2014 | 43 min
    Segment 1: Double Your Money You've saved diligently, and socked away $20K. Karl gives a preview of this week's episode where we break down on where to invest your hard-earned cash. Segment 2: Invest in Tools When your budget is limited, one of the best places to spend money is tools! Karl explains how $2,000 spent can save you money on your next restoration process by enabling you to do projects yourself. Segment 3: Bathroom Refresh After you've purchased your tools and gotten your garage organized, you're ready to start tackling other rooms in the house. First up is the bathroom. Karl shares tips to make $5,000 stretch for a stunning lavatory. Segment 4: Multitools & Trowels An oscillating...
  • Fire Safety | FULL SHOW | #77

    Jul 10, 2014 | 43 min
    As the summer sun brings increasingly hot temperatures, fire risks are on the rise. This episode is dedicated to escape planning and fire prevention. Segment 1: Tragic Loss Did you know that a child dies every day in a home related fire? On the heels of a recent tragedy in Philadelphia where four children lost their lives in a row home fire, we discuss the importance of fire safety. Segment 2: 2nd Floor Fire Safety Imagine that you're in a two story building and trapped in an upper level, how do you get out to safety? We offer fire safety tips and tools that you should include in your home such as having rope ladders, checking that windows open, and practicing emergency drills. Segment 3: AB...
  • Tragic Loss | SEGMENT 1 | #77

    Jul 10, 2014 | 6 min
    Did you know that a child dies every day in a home related fire? On the heels of a recent tragedy in Philadelphia where four children lost their lives in a row home fire, we discuss the importance of fire safety.
  • 2nd Floor Fire Safety | SEGMENT 2 | #77

    Jul 10, 2014 | 7 min
    Imagine that you're in a two story building and trapped in an upper level, how do you get out to safety? We offer fire safety tips and tools that you should include in your home such as having rope ladders, checking that windows open, and practicing emergency drills.
  • ABC's of Extinguishers | SEGMENT 3 | #77

    Jul 10, 2014 | 8 min
    What types of fire extinguishers do you need, and where do you need them? Karl and Cort explain how to pick the best locations for fire extinguishers, and define the three types of extinguishers.
  • Smoke Detectors | SEGMENT 6 | #77

    Jul 10, 2014 | 7 min
    They're easy to install and maintain so after the show be sure to test the smoke detectors in your home. NO EXCUSES! We close the show with final thoughts on fire prevention.
  • Planning Tips | SEGMENT 5 | #77

    Jul 10, 2014 | 8 min
    We discuss escape plan protocol, what it means to "starve" a fire, and the importance of having a list of items that you would like to save in the event of a fire.
  • Design Trends | SEGMENT 5 | #76

    Jun 30, 2014 | 10 min
    Since 1999 CubeDepot has been customizing container solutions. Today, shipping containers are a trendy solution for creating eco-friendly modular homes. Al Harris discusses the popularity of the industrial contemporary design movement.
  • Calling all glampers! | SEGMENT 4 | #76

    Jun 30, 2014 | 6 min
    Mobile outdoor luxury could be yours in the near future. We find out how Hutte Hut is combining designer sensibility and architectural details with natural materials to make a contemporary trailer.
  • Hard Surface | SEGMENT 3 | #76

    Jun 30, 2014 | 8 min
    No thermal shock or cracking; Dekton may well be the ultimate surface for your counter top. Cosentino's Mitch Sebalski fills us in on the materials that make Dekton, maintenance, and why this product is perfect indoors or out.
  • Shipping Containers | SEGMENT 1 | #76

    Jun 30, 2014 | 5 min
    Did you know that if you lined up all of the shipping containers end to end, you could circle the earth twice? We discuss the importance of recycling, and give a preview of what we learned at the Dwell on Design Expo in LA.
  • Tips and Animals | SEGMENT 6 | #76

    Jun 30, 2014 | 7 min
    Karl encourages animal lovers to visit Wildlife Waystation, a non-profit animal sanctuary. Visit WildlifeWaystation.org for details. Changing gears, Karl shares his tips to save cash on energy costs and how to tackle your next project.
  • A Colorful Kitchen | SEGMENT 2 | #76

    Jun 30, 2014 | 9 min
    Over the last 50 years, Dacor has been instrumental in developing much of what we consider commonplace in the modern kitchen. Steve Joseph shares recent innovation including the IQ Intelligent Oven, and color matching technology.
  • Dwell On Design | FULL SHOW | #76

    Jun 28, 2014 | 43 min
    Karl is broadcasting from the show floor of the Dwell On Design event to showcase the latest products for a designer home. Segment 1: Shipping Containers Did you know that if you lined up all of the shipping containers end to end, you could circle the earth twice? We discuss the importance of recycling, and give a preview of what we learned at the Dwell on Design Expo in LA. Segment 2: A Colorful Kitchen Over the last 50 years, Dacor has been instrumental in developing much of what we consider commonplace in the modern kitchen. Steve Joseph shares recent innovation including the IQ Intelligent Oven, and color matching technology. Segment 3: Hard Surface No thermal shock or cracking; Dekton m...
  • ENCORE: Clean Home Tips | FULL SHOW | #75

    Jun 27, 2014 | 43 min
    This week on DIY Live, Karl Champley and co-host Dr. Cort Stoskopf discuss the many uses for WD-40, pressure washing, using baking soda and vinegar as household cleaners and more! Segment 1: Are You Prepared? To start off this episode of DIY Live, Karl Champley encourages you to keep supplies stocked in case of a natural disaster. Switching gears, Karl talks about the Wildlife Waystation, and his recent visit to the San Diego Zoo. Check out wildlifewaystation.org! Segment 2: The Many Uses for WD-40 Do you have crayon marks on your walls? WD-40 is the solution! Karl Champley and Dr. Cort Stoskopf talk about the many uses for WD-40. We would also like to give a special acknowledgment to the me...
  • ENCORE: Great Household Tips! | SEGMENT 6 | #75

    Jun 27, 2014 | 7 min
    Do you have a stinky dish sponge? Cort shares a great tip on how to keep your sponge more clean. Also, Karl tells us how to use talcum powder to eliminate squeaking floors.
  • ENCORE: The Many Uses for WD-40 | SEGMENT 2 | #75

    Jun 27, 2014 | 4 min
    Do you have crayon marks on your walls? WD-40 is the solution! Karl Champley and Dr. Cort Stoskopf talk about the many uses for WD-40. We would also like to give a special acknowledgment to the men and woman that served in Vietnam on this Vietnam Veterans Day.
  • ENCORE: Pressure Washing | SEGMENT 4 | #75

    Jun 27, 2014 | 9 min
    Are you thinking about cleaning your concrete driveway or deck? The tools of the week are the electric and gas-powered pressure washers. The guys talk about safety and other precautions to take before you pressure wash certain surfaces.
  • ENCORE: Use Baking Soda & Vinegar to Clean | SEGMENT 5 | #75

    Jun 27, 2014 | 8 min
    Is your garage a disaster? Karl and Cort discuss the importance of having an organized garage. Switching gears, the guys discuss using baking soda and vinegar as household cleaners!
  • ENCORE: More on WD-40 | SEGMENT 3 | #75

    Jun 27, 2014 | 8 min
    Karl and Cort continue to discuss the many uses for WD-40; use it to remove bumper stickers, for starting cars, and to prevent rust on shovels and rakes! Also, Karl gives us a great tip on how to drive a nail without splitting the wood.
  • ENCORE: Are You Prepared? | SEGMENT 1 | #75

    Jun 27, 2014 | 9 min
    To start off this episode of DIY Live, Karl Champley encourages you to keep supplies stocked in case of a natural disaster. Switching gears, Karl talks about the Wildlife Waystation, and his recent visit to the San Diego Zoo. Check out wildlifewaystation.org!
  • Irrigating Your Garden | FULL SHOW | #74

    Jun 17, 2014 | 43 min
    Don't let your plants turn brown as summer heats up. In this episode of DIY Live we'll turn you into an irrigation expert! Segment 1: Be a Pro You'll be surprised at how simple it can be to design and build an irrigation system in your back yard. Dr. Cort Stoskopf fills us in on what NOT to do. Segment 2: Getting Started Where do you start when creating an irrigation system for your garden? Consider your water source before planting to make a smart system. Segment 3: Water Hazards Convenience is an important element to consider when planning your irrigation system. We discuss different types of controllers, and common complications. Segment 4: Gifts for Dad Are you on the hunt for a practica...
  • Getting Started | SEGMENT 2 | #74

    Jun 17, 2014 | 7 min
    Where do you start when creating an irrigation system for your garden? Consider your water source before planting to make a smart system.
  • Water Hazards | SEGMENT 3 | #74

    Jun 17, 2014 | 8 min
    Convenience is an important element to consider when planning your irrigation system. We discuss different types of controllers, and common complications.
  • Be a Pro | SEGMENT 1 | #74

    Jun 17, 2014 | 6 min
    You'll be surprised at how simple it can be to design and build an irrigation system in your back yard. Dr. Cort Stoskopf fills us in on what NOT to do.
  • Gifts for Dad | SEGMENT 4 | #74

    Jun 17, 2014 | 9 min
    Are you on the hunt for a practical present for Dad? Karl shares why the Craftsman MiterMate or a garage organization system are helpful and thoughtful gifts. Then, Cort fills us in on why a ratcheting PVC pipe cutter is a must have tool for the garden.
  • Tips and Tricks | SEGMENT 6 | #74

    Jun 17, 2014 | 7 min
    Here's a helpful hint: water your plants when it's cool so that it doesn't evaporate. For more gardening tips, listen now!
  • Don't Over Water | SEGMENT 5 | #74

    Jun 17, 2014 | 8 min
    Different plants have varying water needs. Cort shares the best ways to govern water flow to ensure happy, healthy plants.
  • Outdoor Furniture | SEGMENT 4 | #73

    Jun 12, 2014 | 11 min
    Creating an entertainment area out of recycled materials is a great way to spice up your back yard. Karl describes modular furniture and planting options for a modern look that's eco-friendly. Changing gears, find out why Karl's tool of the week is a post-digger.
  • Paver Tips Continued | SEGMENT 6 | #73

    Jun 12, 2014 | 7 min
    Continuing our conversation on pavers, we learn how you can use plastic and sand to make a level walkway. Also, Cort shares a way to save cash by mixing paver colors.
  • DIY Pavers | SEGMENT 5 | #73

    Jun 12, 2014 | 6 min
    Don't be afraid to do your own paver patio or driveway! Find out how to prep for success, create perfect curves, and get started.
  • Permeable Paving | SEGMENT 3 | #73

    Jun 12, 2014 | 8 min
    What exactly is permeable paving? It allows storm water to go back into the ground, and reduces run off. Karl and Cort explain why it may be a great option for your yard.
  • Green Outdoor Spaces | FULL SHOW | #73

    Jun 12, 2014 | 43 min
    Giving your outdoor space doesn't have to cost you an arm and leg. Karl and Cort share tips on recycling materials to make modular furniture, creative walkways, and more. Segment 1: Recycled Concrete Get ready! We're going to be sharing DIY backyard makeover tips that won't break the budget. Also, find out how to recycle old concrete to make tables, stepping stones, or a retaining wall. Segment 2: Designing for You Thoughtful designing it integral when creating an outdoor space that suits you. Karl recently attended the Sunset Celebration Weekend, and has come back with tons of great inspiration for your yard. Segment 3: Permeable Paving What exactly is permeable paving? It allows storm wate...
  • Designing for You | SEGMENT 2 | #73

    Jun 12, 2014 | 5 min
    Thoughtful designing it integral when creating an outdoor space that suits you. Karl recently attended the Sunset Celebration Weekend, and has come back with tons of great inspiration for your yard.
  • Recycled Concrete | SEGMENT 1 | #73

    Jun 12, 2014 | 8 min
    Get ready! We're going to be sharing DIY backyard makeover tips that won't break the budget. Also, find out how to recycle old concrete to make tables, stepping stones, or a retaining wall.
  • In the Garden | FULL SHOW | #72

    May 28, 2014 | 43 min
    If you're ready to transform your outdoor space into a peaceful and plentiful oasis, this is the show for you! Star of Yard Crashers, Ahmed Hassan gives DIY tips. Segment 1: Giving Thanks to Veterans From the team at DIY Live and ERN, we'd like to offer our sincerest thanks to all of the fine men and women who have served our country. Segment 2: Raised Flower Beds A raised flower bed will help keep your back happy, and it's a simple satisfying project that can be completed fast! Karl and Cort offer tips to create your own. Segment 3: Cultivate Your Earthscape Get creative and incorporate water features into your outdoor space to make a private oasis! Also, raised flower beds are an easy way ...
  • Raised Flower Beds | SEGMENT 2 | #72

    May 28, 2014 | 7 min
    A raised flower bed will help keep your back happy, and it's a simple satisfying project that can be completed fast! Karl and Cort offer tips to create your own.
  • Yard Crashers | SEGMENT 5 | #72

    May 28, 2014 | 7 min
    Star of the DIY Network's Yard Crashers, Ahmed Hassan, phones in from his latest "crash" on an abandoned property. We discuss the importance of teaching kids how to work with their hands.
  • Level and Saw | SEGMENT 4 | #72

    May 28, 2014 | 9 min
    What's your favorite tool in the garden? Cort fills us in on why a plastic level was his best find of the week. Then, we share the many unique uses for reciprocating saws.
  • Giving Thanks to Veterans | SEGMENT 1 | #72

    May 28, 2014 | 6 min
    From the team at DIY Live and ERN, we'd like to offer our sincerest thanks to all of the fine men and women who have served our country.
  • Cultivate Your Earthscape | SEGMENT 3 | #72

    May 28, 2014 | 8 min
    Get creative and incorporate water features into your outdoor space to make a private oasis! Also, raised flower beds are an easy way to have seasonal produce year round. We offer DIY tips to get growing in your yard!
  • Ahmed Hassan | SEGMENT 6 | #72

    May 28, 2014 | 7 min
    You've seen him on the DIY Network on shows like Turf War and Yard Crashers -- Ahmed Hassan fills us in on his latest projects.
  • National Hardware Show Part 2 | FULL SHOW | #71

    May 19, 2014 | 43 min
    Segment 1: NHS Unveiled As your eyes and ears, Karl and Cort are reporting from the show floor of the 2014 NHS. You won't want to be without the products that we preview in our opening segment. Tune in! Segment 2: Gun Safety Fortress is making sure that your guns are both secure, and easily accessible when needed. Aaron Thompson shares key Fortress features including built in alarm systems. Also, learn more about Project Child Safe. Segment 3: Building Beautiful Stories What is MoPro doing at the National Hardware Show? Jace Levine is back for week two of our National Hardware Show coverage to explain how MoPro will capture your business' core essence in a website. Segment 4: Ford Innovation...
  • NHS Unveiled | SEGMENT 1 | #71

    May 19, 2014 | 5 min
    As your eyes and ears, Karl and Cort are reporting from the show floor of the 2014 NHS. You won't want to be without the products that we preview in our opening segment. Tune in!
  • Gun Safety | SEGMENT 2 | #71

    May 19, 2014 | 8 min
    Fortress is making sure that your guns are both secure, and easily accessible when needed. Aaron Thompson shares key Fortress features including built in alarm systems. Also, learn more about Project Child Safe.
  • RapidFix | SEGMENT 6 | #71

    May 19, 2014 | 7 min
    Looking for an adhesive or filler to fix small cracks around your home? RapidFix may be the solution for you -- it won't dry up or let you down! Fellow Ozzie, Len Kelsey tells us more.
  • Ford Innovations | SEGMENT 4 | #71

    May 19, 2014 | 7 min
    Did you know that Ford has it's own line of tools? Damien Pack explains how Ford Tools is continuing to honor the heritage of the Ford brand with high quality tools that come with a lifetime warranty.
  • General Tools | SEGMENT 5 | #71

    May 19, 2014 | 9 min
    Are you doing some DIY electrical in your home? Tune in to learn about the affordable, General Tools VR40 Ir Thermometer with built in flashlight. Also, save time and energy with General Tools screw drivers that feature a unique storage compartment for all of your bits.
  • Building Beautiful Stories | SEGMENT 3 | #71

    May 19, 2014 | 8 min
    What is MoPro doing at the National Hardware Show? Jace Levine is back for week two of our National Hardware Show coverage to explain how MoPro will capture your business' core essence in a website.
  • 2014 National Hardware Show | FULL SHOW | #71

    May 15, 2014 | 43 min
    It's time for our annual coverage of the World's largest hardware trade show, the 2014 National Hardware Show! Karl and Cort have scoured the show floor to bring you updates on the most cutting edge, handy tools for do-it-yourself enthusiasts. Segment 1: NHS 2014 We're broadcasting from the show floor of the National Hardware Show in Las Vegas! Karl and Cort give a sneak preview of what you can expect in the upcoming hour including scented Duct Tape, quiet air compressors and more. Segment 2: Scent Sensation From tool to cool; Duck Tape now comes in many colors, patterns, and now SCENTS! Ami DeWillie fills us in on why Duck Tape is a necessity for crafters everywhere. Segment 3: Air Tools Yo...
  • Scent Sensation | SEGMENT 2 | #71

    May 15, 2014 | 8 min
    From tool to cool; Duck Tape now comes in many colors, patterns, and now SCENTS! Ami DeWillie fills us in on why Duck Tape is a necessity for crafters everywhere.
  • Zippo Camping Gear | SEGMENT 6 | #71

    May 15, 2014 | 7 min
    We know that Zippo makes amazing lighters, but did you know that they also make rugged and reliable outdoor gear? Lucas Johnston tells us about the new Wind-Proof Stove and 4-in-1 Woodsman.
  • NHS 2014 | SEGMENT 1 | #71

    May 15, 2014 | 5 min
    We're broadcasting from the show floor of the National Hardware Show in Las Vegas! Karl and Cort give a sneak preview of what you can expect in the upcoming hour including scented Duct Tape, quiet air compressors and more.
  • Air Tools | SEGMENT 3 | #71

    May 15, 2014 | 8 min
    You've heard us talk about the benefits of air tools, but they can be so loud! Not anymore. Larry Cerneka of California Air Tools talks about their new aluminum air compressors that won't rust, and have less vibration.
  • What is MoPro? | SEGMENT 4 | #71

    May 15, 2014 | 7 min
    MoPro is helping new businesses put their best foot forward by creating beautiful digital storefronts, taking stunning photos, and composing 90 second biographies. Jace Levine shares the magic behind MoPro.
  • Outdoor Oasis | SEGMENT 5 | #71

    May 15, 2014 | 10 min
    Aquascape is aiming to help the DIY-lovers to create stunning, natural ecosystems in their backyard. Derek Dunphy explains why Aquascape kits will make Mother Nature swoon.
  • Home Inspector Checklist | FULL SHOW | #70

    May 6, 2014 | 43 min
    Are you getting ready to purchase or sell your home? You won't want to miss this episode where we cover DIY tips to prepare your home for inspection. Segment 1: Becoming a Home Inspector What does it take to become a home inspector? Karl discusses the difference between Australian and US standards. Caution: double check the qualifications of your inspector! Segment 2: Standing Water Drainage issues can cause you a huge headache! Karl identifies problems that you can identify to avoid cracks in your foundation, rot, and more. Segment 3: Furry Guests Do you have a family of uninvited critters living in your home? Karl and Cort discuss easy ways to prevent wildlife from invading your house. Als...
  • Waterlogged | SEGMENT 5 | #70

    May 6, 2014 | 7 min
    Why does Karl flush toilets and turn on faucets when he inspects a home? A delay in hot water could indicate a sludge filled hot water heater, and a slow draining toilet may indicate drainage issues. Learn more about water related areas to troubleshoot in your home.
  • Helpful Hints | SEGMENT 4 | #70

    May 6, 2014 | 10 min
    Before a rainstorm hits, check for leaks in your roof with a garden hose. In this segment we provide easy tips to keep your home in top condition. Also, find out why the video borescope and a grab-n-go tool kit are necessities for your next home improvement project.
  • Standing Water | SEGMENT 2 | #70

    May 6, 2014 | 5 min
    Drainage issues can cause you a huge headache! Karl identifies problems that you can identify to avoid cracks in your foundation, rot, and more.
  • Becoming a Home Inspector | SEGMENT 1 | #70

    May 6, 2014 | 8 min
    What does it take to become a home inspector? Karl discusses the difference between Australian and US standards. Caution: double check the qualifications of your inspector!
  • ID Electric Issues | SEGMENT 6 | #70

    May 6, 2014 | 7 min
    An electrical receptacle tester will detect faulty wiring in your home, and help prevent a fire. Karl and Cort share additional tips to keep you safe and save you cash.
  • Furry Guests | SEGMENT 3 | #70

    May 6, 2014 | 8 min
    Before a rainstorm hits, check for leaks in your roof with a garden hose. In this segment we provide easy tips to keep your home in top condition. Also, find out why the video borescope and a grab-n-go tool kit are necessities for your next home improvement project.
  • Wind Turbine, Solar Power & More! | Full Episode | #69

    Apr 25, 2014 | 43 min
    This Week on DIY Live we're talking about wind turbines, the Solar Electric Scooter, and the benefits of solar power panels for your home! Segment 1: The Peace Corps To start off this episode of DIY Live, Karl Champley sits down with a couple of chaps from the past, A.J. Baker and T.J. South. A.J. tells about his involvement in the Peace Corps, and what he will be doing to make a difference in the lives of the indigenous people of New Zealand. Segment 2: Wind Turbines Karl Champley catches up with T.J. South. In 2005 Karl built him a bed on "DIY to the Rescue." Also, Karl tells us about the benefits of wind turbines. Segment 3: Solar Electric Scooter The Solar Electric Scooter is a vehicle d...
  • Household Tips | SEGMENT 6 | #69

    Apr 25, 2014 | 7 min
    To wrap up this episode of DIY Live, Karl Champley sends us off with a couple of great household tips. Also, Karl and A.J. Baker discuss the dangers of asbestos.
  • Wind Turbines | SEGMENT 2 | #69

    Apr 25, 2014 | 6 min
    Karl Champley catches up with T.J. South. In 2005 Karl built him a bed on "DIY to the Rescue." Also, Karl tells us about the benefits of wind turbines.
  • Solar Electric Scooter | SEGMENT 3 | #69

    Apr 25, 2014 | 8 min
    The Solar Electric Scooter is a vehicle designed for short range urban travel. Here to tell us all about it is Co-Creator Tony VanMeeteren. Check it out at www.solarelectricscootersinc.com!
  • Solar Power for Your Home | SEGMENT 4 | #69

    Apr 25, 2014 | 10 min
    Have you been considering solar power for your home? Tony VanMeeteren tells us why he believes this is one of the best investments you can make!
  • Tools of the Week | SEGMENT 5 | #69

    Apr 25, 2014 | 7 min
    Karl Champley, A.J. Baker, and T.J. South discuss their tools of the week; the Cross Force Wrench by Craftsman, the reciprocating saw, and the cordless drill.
  • New Home, Old Home | FULL SHOW | #68

    Apr 21, 2014 | 43 min
    How will your home age? In this week's DIY Live we explore the materials, styles, appliances, and features that are integral to helping your home age gracefully. Segment 1: Your Aging Home Segment 2: Get on the Same Page Segment 3: A Healthy Home Segment 4: Nail Guns & Trowels Segment 5: Safety First Segment 6: No More Mold & Tips of the Week
  • Your Aging Home | SEGMENT 1 | #68

    Apr 21, 2014 | 7 min
    What are home buyers looking for when purchasing a home? In this segment we discuss some smart investments to improve the resale value of your home.
  • A Healthy Home | SEGMENT 3 | #68

    Apr 21, 2014 | 8 min
    What materials are healthy for your home AND the environment? We discuss efficient appliances and materials that will help keep more cash in your pocket.
  • Get on the Same Page | SEGMENT 2 | #68

    Apr 21, 2014 | 6 min
    We have been fortunate to feature elite designers and home builders over the duration of DIY Live. A common tip that they've shared is that the home owner should go into a remodel or build with a game plan so that everyone can be on the same page. We extrapolate on this tip during our second segment.
  • Nail Guns & Trowels | SEGMENT 4 | #68

    Apr 21, 2014 | 10 min
    What are the tools you should live without? Find our why Dr. Cort Stoskopf has chosen a 2-inch trowel for his tool of the week. Also, why should you invest in a nail gun? Karl sounds off.
  • Safety First | SEGMENT 5 | #68

    Apr 21, 2014 | 7 min
    GFCI outlets are an integral safety feature for areas that are prone to moisture. Karl tells us how these power receptacles can save your life. Plus, we discuss the ins and outs of Title 24, and why it's your friend.
  • No More Mold & Tips of the Week | SEGMENT 6 | #68

    Apr 21, 2014 | 7 min
    Continuing our conversation on Title 24, we delve into the DewStop's condensation combating software. Then for our tips of the week; Karl talks about using photographic references for your next project, and Cort discusses the importance of completing a project sooner than later.
  • New Home, Old Home | FULL SHOW | #68

    Apr 18, 2014 | 43 min
    How will your home age? In this week's DIY Live we explore the materials, styles, appliances, and features that are integral to helping your home age gracefully. Segment 1: Your Aging Home What are home buyers looking for when purchasing a home? In this segment we discuss some smart investments to improve the resale value of your home. Segment 2: Get on the Same Page We have been fortunate to feature elite designers and home builders over the duration of DIY Live. A common tip that they've shared is that the home owner should go into a remodel or build with a game plan so that everyone can be on the same page. We extrapolate on this tip during our second segment. Segment 3: A Healthy Home Wh...
  • Your Aging Home | SEGMENT 1 | #68

    Apr 18, 2014 | 7 min
    What are home buyers looking for when purchasing a home? In this segment we discuss some smart investments to improve the resale value of your home.
  • Nail Guns & Trowels | SEGMENT 4 | #68

    Apr 18, 2014 | 10 min
    What are the tools you should live without? Find our why Dr. Cort Stoskopf has chosen a 2-inch trowel for his tool of the week. Also, why should you invest in a nail gun? Karl sounds off.
  • Get on the Same Page | SEGMENT 2 | #68

    Apr 18, 2014 | 6 min
    We have been fortunate to feature elite designers and home builders over the duration of DIY Live. A common tip that they've shared is that the home owner should go into a remodel or build with a game plan so that everyone can be on the same page. We extrapolate on this tip during our second segment.
  • A Healthy Home | SEGMENT 3 | #68

    Apr 18, 2014 | 8 min
    What materials are healthy for your home AND the environment? We discuss efficient appliances and materials that will help keep more cash in your pocket.
  • Safety First | SEGMENT 5 | #68

    Apr 18, 2014 | 7 min
    GFCI outlets are an integral safety feature for areas that are prone to moisture. Karl tells us how these power receptacles can save your life. Plus, we discuss the ins and outs of Title 24, and why it's your friend.
  • No More Mold & Tips of the Week | SEGMENT 6 | #68

    Apr 18, 2014 | 7 min
    Continuing our conversation on Title 24, we delve into the DewStop's condensation combating software. Then for our tips of the week; Karl talks about using photographic references for your next project, and Cort discusses the importance of completing a project sooner than later.
  • Water Conservation | FULL SHOW | #67

    Apr 12, 2014 | 43 min
    On this week's DIY Live we're talking about water conservation! The time is now to start conserving so we're giving you great tips to start right away! Also, hear all about the Rainwater HOG from inventor Sally Dominguez! Segment 1: The Rainwater HOG Segment 2: Lower Your Water Bill! Segment 3: Grey Water Segment 4: Current Water Crisis Segment 5: Tips to Conserve Water Segment 6: Cut Water Usage By 70%
  • The Rainwater HOG | SEGMENT 1 | #67

    Apr 12, 2014 | 7 min
    To start off this episode of DIY Live, Karl Champley welcomes Sally Dominguez to the show. They discuss the worldwide water crisis and the importance of conserving water. Also, Sally tells us about her invention the Rainwater HOG.
  • Lower Your Water Bill! | SEGMENT 2 | #67

    Apr 12, 2014 | 6 min
    Would you like to lower your water bill? Sally Dominguez talks about saving money by using the Rainwater HOG. She also tells us some of the key features of this award winning water storage tank. Check out rainwaterhog.com!
  • Grey Water | SEGMENT 3 | #67

    Apr 12, 2014 | 8 min
    The time to conserve water is now! Sally Dominguez, Karl Champley, and Dr. Cort Stoskopf talk about using grey water for your lawn and vegetable garden.
  • Current Water Crisis | SEGMENT 4 | #67

    Apr 12, 2014 | 10 min
    Spokesperson for the Kohler Co., Ed Del Grande joins the show and tells us about believe.kohler.com. Learn about the current water crisis and products that can help you conserve.
  • Tips to Conserve Water | SEGMENT 5 | #67

    Apr 12, 2014 | 7 min
    Ed Del Grande shares three simple and inexpensive changes we can make to our faucets, shower, and toilet to conserve thousands of gallons of water.
  • Cut Water Usage By 70% | SEGMENT 6 | #67

    Apr 12, 2014 | 7 min
    To wrap up this episode of DIY Live, Sally Dominguez tells us how to cut water usage by 70%!
  • Water Conservation | FULL SHOW | #67

    Apr 11, 2014 | 43 min
    On this week's DIY Live we're talking about water conservation! The time is now to start conserving so we're giving you great tips to start right away! Also, hear all about the Rainwater HOG from inventor Sally Dominguez! Segment 1: The Rainwater HOG Segment 2: Lower Your Water Bill! Segment 3: Grey Water Segment 4: Current Water Crisis Segment 5: Tips to Conserve Water Segment 6: Cut Water Usage By 70%
  • Cut Water Usage By 70% | SEGMENT 6 | #67

    Apr 11, 2014 | 7 min
    To wrap up this episode of DIY Live, Sally Dominguez tells us how to cut water usage by 70%!
  • Grey Water | SEGMENT 3 | #67

    Apr 11, 2014 | 8 min
    The time to conserve water is now! Sally Dominguez, Karl Champley, and Dr. Cort Stoskopf talk about using grey water for your lawn and vegetable garden.
  • Current Water Crisis | SEGMENT 4 | #67

    Apr 11, 2014 | 10 min
    Spokesperson for the Kohler Co., Ed Del Grande joins the show and tells us about believe.kohler.com. Learn about the current water crisis and products that can help you conserve.
  • The Rainwater HOG | SEGMENT 1 | #67

    Apr 11, 2014 | 7 min
    To start off this episode of DIY Live, Karl Champley welcomes Sally Dominguez to the show. They discuss the worldwide water crisis and the importance of conserving water. Also, Sally tells us about her invention the Rainwater HOG.
  • Tips to Conserve Water | SEGMENT 5 | #67

    Apr 11, 2014 | 7 min
    Ed Del Grande shares three simple and inexpensive changes we can make to our faucets, shower, and toilet to conserve thousands of gallons of water.
  • Lower Your Water Bill! | SEGMENT 2 | #67

    Apr 11, 2014 | 6 min
    Would you like to lower your water bill? Sally Dominguez talks about saving money by using the Rainwater HOG. She also tells us some of the key features of this award winning water storage tank. Check out rainwaterhog.com!
  • High Water Bill? | SEGMENT 3 | #66

    Apr 11, 2014 | 8 min
    Is your water bill unusually high? Your toilet could be leaking. Cort shares how he was losing a thousand gallons of water a day from his toilet. Also, Karl talks about cleaning the sediment from your shower heads and faucets.
  • Benefits of the Tankless Water Heater | SEGMENT 5 | #66

    Apr 11, 2014 | 8 min
    Is your hot water heater over ten years old? It could be time for an upgrade. The guys talk about the benefits of a having a tankless water heater.
  • Do You Have Poor Water Flow? | SEGMENT 4 | #66

    Apr 11, 2014 | 9 min
    If poor water flow is a problem in your home you could have sediment in your shower head and faucets. Karl shares tips on how to clean these components, and what to use to put them back together. Also, Karl talks about how a drill driver is perfect for peeling apples and potatoes.

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