Ames Collector Series Leaf RakeHere are some of the highlights from the September 6, 2014, Today’s Homeowner with Danny Lipford radio show.

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If your question is selected and you appear on the radio show, you will receive a new Ames rake!

Questions Answered on This Week’s Show

  • Runoff from paver patio sloping toward house is causing laminate floor to warp.
  • Should air conditioner unit be running or off when using wet vac to clear AC drain pipe.
  • How to remove and replace fogged double-paned glass from windows.
  • Whether to apply sealant to painted entry door to prevent scratching.
  • How to tell when to use damp sponge to wipe off excess grout when tiling.
  • Problem with multiple layers of paint on concrete steps chipping off.
  • How to restain exterior wood entry doors.
  • Problem with leaves blocking downspout on gutters with gutter guard.
  • Use Brock PaverBase to reduce preparation time when installing pavers.
  • Laying ceramic tile on top of an old slate floor.
  • How to apply a new coat of polyurethane to an old table. (see table photo)
  • Tips on insulating HVAC ductwork on your house.
  • Best whole house surge protector for install to protect electronics and appliances.
  • Will cleaning a deck with bleach damage shrubs and flowers.
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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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