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The New Home Repair Tutor Podcast

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by Jeff Patterson in Interior DIY Projects
Home Repair Tutor Podcast

I’m super excited to announce the Home Repair Tutor podcast.

To celebrate I’m going to give away a pretty sweet power tool, but more on that in a minute.

We’re all just a bit busy these days.

And it’s hard to do research on home improvement, new tools and materials.

So how are you suppose to learn about this stuff?

One way is to listen to my podcast every week!!

Here’s why:

  1. Each episode will discuss a Quick Tip about tools or supplies
  2. You can submit your home improvement question and get an answer on the podcast

I’ll be releasing 3 episodes this week.

New podcasts will come out Monday thru Friday and be 8-12 minutes long.

Let me show you how to get the podcast (which is FREE) and enter this week’s give away 😀

You can check out the podcast and enter the give away by following the steps below.

But I also wanted to make a short video for you

So here it is

Can you tell I’m pumped about the podcast?

Scroll down for details on how to subscribe and enter the give away.


Subscribe in iTunes

To subscribe in iTunes visit the Home Repair Tutor podcast page in iTunes.

Click on this link

Click on the blue “View in iTunes” button.

View in iTunes

This will launch iTunes on your computer and bring up the podcast.

Click on the Subscribe button and you’re all set.

Subscribe in iTunes



Review the Podcast and Enter the Give Away

I’ll be giving away one 12-Volt Ridgid Drill/Driver and Impact Driver Combo Kit.

Yah, this is one of my best give aways to date.

Ridgid Give Away

Ridgid is one of my favorite tool companies because they guarantee their tools for Life.

Free batteries, free parts, and free service!

I know firsthand because they replaced the battery for free on my Ridgid impact driver.

The batteries in these drivers cost more than the tool…about $100.

So it’s nice to have a company stand by their product.

Here’s how you can win the combo kit:

  1. Subscribe the Home Repair Tutor podcast in iTunes
  2. Listen to an episode and leave a Rating and Review in iTunes
  3. In the comments below tell me about your Rating/Review and leave your iTunes username

Ratings and Reviews


If you need a little help with iTunes watch this video

iTunes Tutorial for the Home Repair Tutor Podcast

Reviews must be submitted by the end of the day on Friday 2/20/15.

I’ll announce the winner here and via email.

I hope you like the podcast.

There are more to come and I plan on thanking anyone who reviews it 😀


Jeff Patterson



  1. Britt Dodd says:

    Jeff, I can’t thank you enough for providing these videos…You’ve given me the knowledge, inspiration and courage to start tackling projects around the house, including planning for bathroom remodeling and relocating a washer and dryer. This resource is by far the best way to learn how to improve your house, one project at a time! My itunes username is ‘britt.dodd’

    Thanks Jeff!

    1. Thanks so much Britt. I agree with the one project at a time approach.

      It makes project a bit easier to manage. I love seeing your progress and get inspired myself just talking with you!!

      Keep up the great work 😀

  2. FoolishCop says:

    The podcast is a great new avenue to reach people interested in doing home repair and maintenance projects without having to call in expensive pros. A podcast can be listened to virtually anywhere, anytime, even while driving! It should be a big asset to DIYers everywhere.

    Rich Duprey

    1. Thanks so much Rich.

      Podcasts are going to be a huge help moving forward, especially when CarPlay becomes available. The best part about them is they’re free.

      I really appreciate your rating and review over on iTunes. You’re the best 😀

  3. pat says:

    What is the best way to give the bathroom tile a real good cleaning

    1. This is a great question Pat.

      Many people recommend combining blue Dawn dishwashing liquid with white vinegar. Then heating it up in a microwave. Add this to a spray bottle.

      Spray the tile and grout in a small area to test the solution. If you don’t encounter any negative results then move forward.

      I’m sure others will have great suggestions too 😀

  4. Allison Falkenberg says:

    Listened to your podcasts but iTunes would not let me leave a review even though I was signed in??? So I guess I will have to leave it here. Loved your podcasts – good information and easy to understand directions – as a single woman who owns a house, I do a lot of minor repairs myself and the information on your podcasts is invaluable to me. Thanks a bunch.

    1. It’s my pleasure Allison to be part of your projects. Always know that you’ve got a DIY buddy just an email away. It’s the best to be able to reach out to someone and get second opinion.

      Sorry iTunes was being finicky. Darn technology, lol.

      Keep me posted on your projects 😀

  5. Trevor Mooney says:

    Hey Jeff,
    I left a review on the new Home Repair Tutor podcast page. Your videos and the Facebook group have helped me immensely. Adding the podcast was a great idea and is an easy way to get more knowledge. It is so nice of you to be doing a giveaway. Personally, I know that Ridgid set would be a huge help for my projects. Thanks.

    iTunes username: [email protected]

    1. Thanks a ton Trevor, I really appreciate your kind words and review.

      Totally keep me posted on your projects and add pictures to the facebook group. I’d love to see what you’re up to 😀

  6. Chris Harris says:

    My problem is I don’t have a iphone or ipad to get this from itunes, so what is a alternate option? Already get the newsletter.

  7. Jim B says:

    Great videos so far and know the ones to follow will be just as good! Great work (and service)

  8. Mary Taylor says:


    These videos, your website and now podcasts are invaluable to me and anyone who needs help around the house. I’m a single mom trying to keep up the things in my home and you’ve saved the day on numerous occasions! THANK YOU!

    P.S. I reviewed your podcast on itunes and my id is mtaylor729 for the drawing. I hope this is how to do it! 🙂

  9. Rex Card says:

    Hello Jeff! Am a new reader/watcher/listener. Left a review and have listened to the water heater podcast. Thanks for the great content, thanks to you I installed a garage door opener and my wife doesn’t keep hounding me about it. Serenity now! Thanks to your info.

    AppleID: same as my email address, did not want to post it less I end up with bot spam!


      Loved Seinfeld. I’m guessing you did too Rex.

      Thanks buddy for the great review, I really appreciate it. And I’m excited you installed your garage door opener. Sweet.

      Keep me posted on your projects. Always feel free to leave a voicemail with a question, I’d be happy to answer it 😀

      1. Rex Card says:

        Thanks for the reply. Moved into a new house in Sept and have a lot of projects to take on, esp. things I’ve never had to deal with before. Recently drained the water from my outdoor faucet pipes and no busted pipes yet so that is a win. I think the next project I am going to tackle is insulating the rim joists and finding lots of places to use “Great Stuff” based on your videos.

  10. Ellen says:

    Love the podcast idea. Look forward to the future posts. I find your weekend tasks easy to follow and encouraging. Like everyone on a budget I want to do a lot of the home repairs myself, and you help make this possable. Thanks. Sycamore Falls

    1. I’m so happy you like the tutorials and podcast Ellen. It truly makes me happy to know others are benefiting from the videos and now podcast. Any time you have a question feel free to let me know. I’d be happy to help 😀

  11. Dirk Smit says:

    Way to go Jeff. First, your start-up of the podcasts forced me to get up-to-date on my iTunes account, which had been neglected for two years. Thanks for the instructions. Secondly, I listened to the first three podcasts and came away with the overwhelming feeling that you are focusing on the important stuff in each of these verbal “tipsheets”. that bodes well for the future podcasts. Too often we get bombarded with instruction detail which is really common sense, when what we need is the essential stuff like: what tool to use, how to deal with certain construction materials, safety concerns, where to buy stuff, etc. It seems that you have already mastered this focus (as you have in your videos) and I look forward to hearing and seeing more. Thanks for this service.

    1. Thanks Dirk, I was stoked to see your review on iTunes. You totally made my day. Everyone has been so generous with wonderful comments.

      Thanks too for letting me know you like the podcast content. Do-it-yourself is tricky with just a verbal show but right now a video podcast would take up too much time. Believe it or not the videos take a long time to make and edit.

      I’ll try to stay on the verbal “tipsheets” path and if you ever want something added to the show please let me know 😀

  12. simplydab says:

    Thanks Jeff! Love the website, the podcast is a great addition to your arsenal!

    Left a review, my nickname is the same on my review, left just a few minutes ago 🙂

    1. Awesome, thanks so much. I really appreciate your support.

      Always feel free to call in a question. I’d be honored to answer it 😀

  13. Charles Goodwin says:

    You always have good solutions for everyday projects. Keep up the great work and good luck with the new technology!
    Chuck G.

  14. Bud Jozwiak says:

    Jeff, I enjoy your website and have used your tips on my projects. I have listened to one of the pod casts and enjoyed listening. While I saw your comment to Dirk on the length of time to make a video, maybe you would consider posting the podcast in a written form on your website so that information can be saved and shared if one has problems with I-Tunes. Thanks again and keep up the great work.

    1. Thanks so much Bud. Yah, I’ll have to figure out how to best reference information from the podcast. If you ever have a question about something please feel free to send me an email. I’m kind of like a librarian and can direct you to what you need. But I’ll keep brainstorming the best way to index podcast info.

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  16. Jeremy Amaismeier says:

    Thanks for making this available, Jeff. I don’t use iTunes, but I was able to search the iTunes catalog using and Android podcast app to find it (I used Podcast Addict, but there are probably other apps that would also work). I’m not sure how to leave a review without using iTunes, but if you’re aware of how to do that, please let me know.

  17. Michelle (aka Misty) says:

    Thank you Jeff! As I said in my comment on iTunes, you not only saved me money, but really have opened my eyes, and have made it seem not-so-scary to try and do these things on my own. Being a single Mom, is hard enough, but I am disabled too, with a chronic pain disorder, and I am not about to let things like pain, or a broken toilet, stop me LoL So now I am beginning to think that I can do other things too… Even my 16 year old twin girls are wanting to do things to help. It’s really kind of cool 🙂 So, THANK YOU!!!

    1. Michelle (aka Misty) says:

      OH, and you said to let you know what our iTunes name is, and I believe mine is just Michelle 🙂

      1. Michelle (aka Misty) says:

        …. or my email…. I always forget which is which LoL

  18. Joe says:

    Remember about a month ago I told you about the blue gloves? Now, I mainly use them for dishes as any dish washing liquid strips oil from from my hands. Even applying lotion hurts. Believe it or not, I’m still using the first pair daily. I just wear the gloves and wash my hands in dish washing liquid, dry and turn them inside out. Regular dish washing gloves last about a week.

  19. Len says:

    Hi Jeff,
    Great podcasts! Review left on Feb 14. itunes name: Cami Moto

  20. Bonnie says:

    Woo hoo! There’s a podcast! Looking forward to listening. I already love your youtube channel. I left a review. Please enter me in the contest. Thank you!

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