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OCTOBER 21, 2012 | SUNDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Fireplaces

While it’s hard to argue with the romance of a crackling fire on a chilly night, your fireplace might be costing you more in energy dollars than you know. Listen to BOB VILA ON FIREPLACES...

OCTOBER 20, 2012 | SATURDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Electrical Ground Rules

Make sure you’re familiar with the ground rules of home electrical work if you’re considering doing some yourself. Listen to BOB VILA ON ELECTRICAL GROUND RULES, or read the text below:Be...

OCTOBER 19, 2012 | FRIDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Locating Studs

Whether you're removing a wall or just hanging bookshelves, you've got to know where the studs are before you start. Listen to BOB VILA ON LOCATING STUDS, or read the text below:There are...

OCTOBER 18, 2012 | THURSDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Deep Energy Retrofits

The next generations will face fuel costs so high, they’ll make the standard twentieth-century under-insulated stick-built home a dinosaur. Listen to BOB VILA ON DEEP ENERGY RETROFITS, or...

OCTOBER 17, 2012 | WEDNESDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Unclogging Gutters

When clogged gutters overflow, they can get so heavy that they pull the gutters loose and rot your home's trim and siding. In cold climates, they can eventually cause ice dams on the roof...

OCTOBER 16, 2012 | TUESDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Weatherstripping

Weatherstripping your home is a fairly simple do-it-yourself project that can save you a significant amount off your energy bill, whether it’s cold or hot outside. The hardest part is cho...

OCTOBER 15, 2012 | MONDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Mulch

Autumn leaves are a gift to your garden that literally just falls out of the trees. Instead of getting rid of them all, put them through a leaf shredder or just run over them a few times ...

OCTOBER 14, 2012 | SUNDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Painting Masonry

If your to-do list includes painting brick or concrete, keep in mind that masonry requires some special treatment. Listen to BOB VILA ON PAINTING MASONRY, or read the text below:Start by ...

OCTOBER 13, 2012 | SATURDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Stone Walls

Nothing beats the natural look of a dry-laid stone wall, but building one requires a strong back, deep pockets, and a little more skill and patience than the average weekend warrior might...

OCTOBER 12, 2012 | FRIDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Interior Doors

Interior doors have important jobs. They provide sound insulation, privacy and character to your home. Listen to BOB VILA ON INTERIOR DOORS, or read the text below:While solid wood or nat...