The Money Pits Top Products Podcast

The Money Pits Top Products Podcast

The Money Pit Top Products Podcast focuses on the latest new product innovations for home improvement, home maintenance, home repair and home decor. In each episode, nationally syndicated radio host Tom Kraeutler interviews experts to bring you the up to date information on products to make your home beautiful, energy efficient and eco-friendly.... Show More

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Everyone loves a beautiful green lawn, but not so much the time, expense and hassle or keeping it weed green, watering and cutting it. Jackson Madnick, founder of Pearls Premium Ultra-Low Maintenance Lawn Seed, explains how the product was developed to grow beautiful lawns without impacting the environment, needs very little water and rarely needs to be cut! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Keeping them safe online is a growing concern for many parents. Parent controlled routers are an easy-to-install solution for stress-free digital parenting at home. Check out the different ways a parent controlled router works to guide and protect children’s internet usage. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Dandelion Energy geothermal offers a more affordable, cleaner and more reliable solution for heating and cooling homes. Interview with CEO Kathy Hannun. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Did you know that energy efficient homes may very well also be trapping unhealthy air inside?  Erica Lacroix, president of EZ Breathe Ventilation Systems, describes how to strike a balance between energy-efficiency and improved air quality in this interview with hosts Tom Kraeutler & Leslie Segrete on The Money Pit. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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December 20, 2018 9 min

DIY solar  is a new trend has emerged that enables handy consumers to purchase and install solar energy systems themselves, reducing costs by 40% to 80%. Zach Stevens from Wholesale Solar explains the process.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Many weekend warriors don’t know that a particular class of paint strippers containing two toxic chemicals pose major dangers even while using your typical safety equipment that have lead to over 60 deaths.  Learn about the problem and alternatives for safer products from Mike Shade, Campaign Director for Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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When installing a smart lock, door alignment is key to years of trouble-free use but often overlooked by DIY'rs.  Money Pit Hosts Leslie and Segrete and Tom Kraeutler produced a video delivering step-by-step tips to diagnose & fix the most common smart lock installation issues. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Stairways are a focal point for any home and capture the attention of all who enter. If you are planning to build or remodel, these ideas for the latest stairway trends can help you find the perfect match for your decor.  Host Tom Kraeutler interviews stair system expert Jimmy Coltharp with LJ Smith Stair Systems. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Live from the 2018 National Hardware Show, Tom and Leslie interview Scott Halbert, President of Peel-Tek, a one-step solution for protecting both POROUS and NON-POROUS surfaces from damage during home improvement, construction, remodeling or craft projects. It's is different than other masking products such as painter's tape because it is much less messy, fussy, and can be can be used on virtually any surface. Learn more ab... Read more

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Live from the 2018 National Hardware Show, hosts Tom and Leslie interview Matthew Wagner of SYNLawn artificial turf so realistic if feels like real grass underfoot but needs virtually no maintenance. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Live from the 2018 National Hardware Show, hosts Tom & Leslie interview SharkTanks’s Kevin Harrington who is introducing the brand new Cool Box Cooler, originally debuted on the program. The CoolBox is a high-tech ready-for-anything entertainment center with all the features you’ll need to have a great time from the BBQ, to the tailgate or beach. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Live from the 2018 National Hardware Show, Tom and Leslie interview David Brands. CEO of COAST.  From innovations in LED lighting to double-lock knives that are much safer to use, COAST has been developing new, innovative products since its founder created the first filet knife to help salmon fisherman in 1919. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Live from the 2018 National Hardware Show, hosts Tom & Leslie interview Centurion’s Bill Freimuth, VP of Sales & Marketing, about the latest innovations in affordable and high-quality garden tools from the decade old brand helping DIY’rs and pros alike accomplish outdoor living tasks with comfort and ease. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Live from the 2018 National Hardware Show, hosts Tom & Leslie interview Ryan DeArment, CHANNELLOCK's Vice President of Sales and Marketing and to learn about the latest products in a brand that’s been delivering innovation in hand tools for generations.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Live from the 2018 National Hardware Show, hosts Tom & Leslie interview John Briggs, the founder of Coatings with a Purpose, cleaners designed to penetrate deep into contaminants, quickly releasing the chemical bonds that hold the stains to a wide variety of materials, including oil, grass, grease and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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If you are an average homeowner, you might be happy to know that the average tax refund you could expect to receive is about $3,000. So, we got to thinking, what kinds of improvements could you do with a $3,000 tax refund and it turns out there are actually quite a few and many of those improvements will add real value to your home. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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With an impressive display at the 2018 International Builders Show in Orlando, FL, Roxul Insulation was rebranded as ROCKWOOL and showed its ability to defy fire, water and sound. Host Tom Kraeutler gets the details from Dave Smith, Marketing Manager for ROCKWOOL. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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When you're remodeling a home for the generations, installing tile that can last is key. Host Tom Kraeutler interviews Tim Roy from Schluter Systems on how their products helped achieve a durable, timeless tile installation for the This Old House project in Newton, MA. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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If you'd like your lawn to come back bright and green next Spring, Fall is the season to get it ready to do just that. Get expert tips as hosts Tom & Leslie interview Bonide expert Art Cockett. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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If you love the thought of never, ever running out of hot water – no matter how many teenagers are in your household – then tankless water heaters are the answer. They save energy, have many safety features and never – ever run out. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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