Tagged: Homeowner

How to Winterize a Pool the EASY Way

How to Winterize a Pool the EASY Way

There is no reason to pay a professional to winterize your pool! You also don’t need an expensive cover or chemicals. I’ll show you how to winterize a pool the easy way for a...

Home Surveillance System Upgrade

My previous home surveillance system provided me four years of reliable service and it was still going strong. But after I helped my neighbor install a high definition Lorex system, I saw first-hand how beautiful that...

Why Upgrade your Surveillance System?

In 2012, I described my purchase of my first surveillance system as a “one-time investment”. I was, of course, referring to the fact that I wouldn’t have to pay monthly fees to a central...

Natural Mosquito Repellent

Last month, I hacked my backpack blower into a Mosquito Bazooka to wage war on New Jersey’s “unofficial state bird”. In this follow-up episode, I use my mosquito bazooka to apply a natural mosquito repellent that...

Build a Mosquito Bazooka

Watch as I hack my backpack blower into a BAZOOKA to wage war on New Jersey’s unofficial state bird, the mosquito. Professional mosquito services cost about $75 per application. A dedicated mosquito blower costs...

How to Replace a Garage Door Torsion Spring

My buddy, Ed, had a garage door spring break after 20 years and he was initially intimidated by people telling him how dangerous they are to replace, and that he should call a professional. But...

Moen Kitchen Faucet Repair for FREE

Repair, don’t replace! This video explains how to repair a leaking Moen kitchen faucet for FREE! For Moen warranty information and parts, check their web site: http://www.moen.com/customer-support/warranty

Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller

I recently upgraded my sprinkler controller to the Rachio 2nd Generation. If you have an automatic sprinkler system, read on. If you don’t have a sprinkler system, but aspire to have one some day,...

Broken Ice Maker Valve

How to Replace a Broken Ice Maker Valve

How to Replace a Broken Ice Maker Valve What do you do when the handle breaks on the little saddle valve that shuts off the water to your ice maker? My buddy, Ray, couldn’t...

Build a Curved Pergola for $800

This curved pergola is the highlight of our back yard. It is a beautiful structure that makes our patio feel like an outdoor room from Spring through Fall. In the summer, I attach a shade tarp...