WORX TURBINE600 Blower

The WORX TURBINE600 Blower blew me away! Here is how my hierarchy of performance has been with yard tools. It starts with cordless tools being the weakest, electric next, and if you want real power, put a gas engine behind it. Myth Blown. To better understand an electric blower, you have...

Cathedral College Notes...

Your house is a series of interconnected systems. Some work together, some independent of each other. Understanding why a house works the way it does, helps us to understand how it works. Roofs and water drainage A few years back we lived in caves. Basic shelter. This is what our roof...

Sun Joe Saw Joe

I just paid for this tool in one hour! I have had a bunch of dead branches in a tree in my back yard that have been bugging me for about a year. I meant to call my Tree Guy to come get them out but that usually turns into $250 no matter what. So when presented the opportunity to put the...

Popo

The Independent News Column – JUL 2016 There was this guy when I was growing up in Michigan. I was about 8 years old and he was a Legend. His name was Popo Bobknock. I have no idea how to spell it but that’s what it sounded like. Popo drove a beat-to-death old rusted pickup truck...

12th Annual Remodeled H...

Spring is here and it is time to start thinking about remodeling your home.  June 4th and 5th, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) is hosting its 12th Annual Remodeled Homes Tour throughout the Treasure Valley. This is your chance to see local home remodeling...

OHD Anywhere Smartphone...

Here is the information on the new garage door control we mentioned on the HomeFix RadioShow. OHD Anywhere is an accessory that allows you to control and monitor your garage door from anywhere with your Apple® iPhone or Android phone or device. You can check if your garage door is open,...

As Opposed to What?

The Independent News Column – MAR 2016 Those of you under 50, Google “The Smothers Brothers” and learn to appreciate the wisdom they taught through comedy.  One of the great lines was “ As opposed to what”?   I think it was Tommy that would ask his brother Dick if he wanted...

Garage Door Makeover

In the typical fashion that I usually write in, two things will happen here.  First I will jump to the end right at the beginning, and two, the middle will probably have more detail than what you want.  But if you venture through this short -on- words, big on photos story, I think you...