Here are some of the highlights from the October 13, 2012, Today’s Homeowner with Danny Lipford radio show.

Guests on This Week’s Show

Jodi Marks dropped by to share tips on fireplace cleaning and maintenance so you’ll be ready to use your fireplace safely when cold weather arrives.

Weekly Topic

Danny and Amy discussed ladder safety tips for around your home.

Great Giveaway of the Week

This week, five lucky listeners will win a Special Edition, 15th Season Today’s Homeowner Tumbler!

To be eligible to win, simply call the Today’s Homeowner Hotline at 1-800-946-4420 and ask your home improvement question or ask your question online on our website.

Five questions will be selected in a random drawing and the winners will each receive one of our great glasses!

Questions Answered on This Week’s Show

  • Whether to lay a paver patio over a tree stump.
  • How to remove glue stains from wood flooring.
  • Preventing slipping on a metal handicap ramp.
  • Installing cement backer board over a particle board subfloor.
  • Removing traces of green paint from heart pine flooring.
  • How to secure a dishwasher to a granite countertop.
  • Plywood thickness needed for granite tile countertop. (see answer)
  • How to reduce noise traveling through walls.
  • Whether to remove or cover over vinyl flooring.
  • Problem with lights in recessed fixtures burning out.
  • Installing laminate flooring over a tile floor. (see answer)
  • Whether to fix or teardown a house with a rotten foundation.
  • How to prevent mold and fungus in a crawlspace. (see answer)
  • Removing oatmeal from a stainless steel kettle.
  • How to keep stain from fading on a metal garage door.
  • Installing granite tile over a plastic laminate countertop.
  • How to repair leaking hot water heater fittings.
  • Adding an exhaust fan to an attic that has ridge vents. (see answer)
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Danny Lipford

Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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