How Bath Fitter Transforms Your Shower Walls | Ep. 138

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Bath Fitter gives your tub or shower a brand new look with no mess!

In this week’s Today’s Homeowner Podcast, we’re talking with Mike Prochaska with Bath Fitter.

Bath Fitter was founded 37 years ago by the Cotton brothers. Their goal is to make it easy and effective to update old and worn-out bathtubs. Since the start of the company, they have renovated over 2 million bathrooms!

The best way to get a professional to come to your home is to visit their website here. Simply enter your zip code and it will point you to the nearest local store to book an appointment.

From here, the professionals will come to your home and take measurements and show you multiple design options to build a beautiful new bath!

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You won’t even know that Bath Fitter put in a new tub in your home after they are done!

Your new bath is a one-piece seamless wall system that goes over the existing walls and everything is custom made for your home! It’s a one-day installation, mess-free and a beautiful new tub to last a lifetime!

Listen to the Today’s Homeowner Podcast to learn more about these topics:

  • What to do when the pitch of your gutter is causing an overflow of water
  • Fixes for black mold on your deck
  • How to reinforce pavers that are shifting
  • What type of material to use to cover basement walls that prevent mold

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Simple Solutions

Upright Outriggers — An easy way to hold workpieces vertically is to make outriggers out of a couple of bar clamps or pipe clamps.

Simply tighten one clamp onto the bottom corner of the workpiece. Then place another clamp on the opposite bottom corner, only this time be sure the bar or pipe points in the opposite direction of the first clamp.

With the two clamps pointing in opposite directions, they’ll stabilize the workpiece and hold it upright. 

Power Strip TipPower strips are handy to have in the shop, shed or garage since they provide a convenient place to plug in multiple tools at the same time.

But rather than plugging the power strip into a wall outlet, try this instead: Cut a 1×4 about 3 in. longer than the power strip. Screw the power strip to the 1×4, keeping it flush with one end of the 1×4; that creates a 3-in.-long tongue on the other end.

Next, drill a 3/16-in.-diameter hole through the center of the tongue and screw the 1×4 to an overhead joist. Tighten the screw just enough to hold the 1×4 parallel with the joist. Run an extension cord up the wall and along the joist, then plug in the power strip.

Now, when you need to use an electric tool, just reach up and pivot the power strip down and plug in the tool. When you’re done, push the power strip back up and out of the way.

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Question of the Week

Q: What can I use to coat a small cedar board that has my address number burned into it? Polyurethane doesn’t work from the sun’s UV rays.

A: There’s a company called Watco and they have some rub-on oils that are a great solution. A Teak Oil Finish would work, although it’s made for teak it will certainly work on cedar. Put a few coats of this on the cedar and it should work fine.

Or if you want to spend a little more money for a nicer finish, TotalBoat who makes products for the marine industry has a product called Lust. It’ll actually soak into the cedar for a durable and long finish.

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