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Now in its 32nd year! Real Home Improvement tips from Eric G that can help you anywhere Around the House. As a Certified Kitchen Designer and Construction Educator Eric has all the knowledge to help you complete that project. From Interior Design to fence repairs Eric G can help you get any project back on track! Plus interviews with industry insiders and people from the Home Improvement shows you love to watch. This show is broadcast nationally via Sun Broadcast Group and is broadcast from its flagship station in Portland Oregon on The Answer Portland AM 860.

Now in its 32nd year! Real Home Improvement tips from Eric G that can help you anywhere Around the House. As a Certified Kitchen Designer and Construction Educator Eric has all the knowledge to help you complete that project. From Interior Design to fence repairs Eric G can help you get any project back on track! Plus interviews with industry insiders and people from the Home Improvement shows you love to watch. This show is broadcast nationally via Sun Broadcast Group and is broadcast from its flagship station in Portland Oregon on The Answer Portland AM 860.

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Now in its 32nd year! Real Home Improvement tips from Eric G that can help you anywhere Around the House. As a Certified Kitchen Designer and Construction Educator Eric has all the knowledge to help you complete that project. From Interior Design to fence repairs Eric G can help you get any project back on track! Plus interviews with industry insiders and people from the Home Improvement shows you love to watch. This show is broadcast nationally via Sun Broadcast Group and is broadcast from its flagship station in Portland Oregon on The Answer Portland AM 860.

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Episodes

Lets help out small businesses by getting those coins back in circulation 7 13 2020

7/13/2020
We are seeing that national shortage of coins effect small businesses around our neighborhoods. Lets see if we can take 20 min and fix this problem. Here is how! All in under 2 minutes. Check it out!

Duration:00:01:42

My secrets on how to find an hire an amazing contractor! 7 11 2020

7/11/2020
Most residential contractors that are running a legal business are great people. However you want to week out the bad ones that are impersonating these good ones. Finding one that even matches your personality is a smart move. Contractor laws across the country are very different so lets talk about the differences and how they can effect your project. Eric will also give his take on what contractor referral services seem to be better than others and who not to trust in your hunt for a great...

Duration:00:39:21

Using the right fasteners in any project and tracking down wood rot in your home. 7 11 2020

7/11/2020
Dane and Eric G start out talking about Eric's trip to Dallas Texas to meet up with Roger Wakefield, LEED AP and then dive into a listener question about granite countertops and plumbing. Then we tackle a major failure in DIY projects. Fasteners... Are you using the right ones for your project? You can get so close to building it right but then...you pick the wrong fastener and everything fails on you! Plus lets talk about wood rot around your home and talk a little more about decking! All...

Duration:00:39:26

Around the Toolbox 52: Watch out for the unlicensed contractors and sub contractors! 7 9 2020

7/9/2020
Due to my filming schedule today its a quick Around the Toolbox episode. Here are a couple of things to watch out for that you really have to be careful of. I am seeing plenty of people getting burned by insurance and licenses that have run out. All in under 10 minutes. Thanks for listening to Around the house if you want to hear more please subscribe so you get notified of the latest episode as it posts. We love comments to we would love reviews on how this information has helped you on...

Duration:00:05:46

Mid-Week Special: What does an average project cost when you are hiring a contractor 7 8 2020

7/8/2020
When you are hiring a contractor you should have an idea of what a realistic budget should be so you know if you are talking with the right contractor. Lets spend a few minutes and talk about the national averages for projects and what they cost so you have a better idea knowing where that project should come in at BEFORE they step foot on your property to give you an estimate. For more info on this in your area: https://www.remodeling.hw.net/cost-vs-value/2020/ Thanks for listening to...

Duration:00:11:26

My Cabinetry Buyers Guide, How to paint hard to paint materials and pro's and cons of vinyl siding 7 4 2020

7/4/2020
In this weeks Around the House with Eric G we have a super fun show ahead! This is no best-of show! We are going to talk about buying Kitchen and Bath cabinetry… what you should pay attention to as well as how the recent ruling on Chinese imported cabinetry has changed cabinetry pricing. We will then dive into how to paint hard to paint materials. What are the secrets you should know before you tackle that plastic, cloth, metal or composite. Should you use vinyl siding on your home? Lets...

Duration:00:38:47

Buying in stock vanities PLUS The Design Team William and Wayne where we discuss how Covid has changed design trends. 7 4 2020

7/4/2020
We will tackle premade home center vanities and where you can use them and where you can’t! Then dive into our design discussion with William and Wayne, Seattle designers that we will talk about how interior design has changed. IS the open concept home dead? How do you control sound with multiple people in Zoom meetings or conference calls. Be ready to laugh with this one as it will be a fun tine. All that and MORE on this weeks Around the House with Eric G! For More information about...

Duration:00:43:09

Around the Toolbox 51: Our Trades Deficit and how its getting worse in 2020 7 2 2020

7/2/2020
We need millions of skilled workers to fill the jobs in the trades here in 2020. We are now setting ourselves up for the perfect storm with even MORE people needed to fill those positions. Lets talk about how we can get this conversations started again and help people that could really use it....get into the trades. Thanks for listening to Around the house if you want to hear more please subscribe so you get notified of the latest episode as it posts. We love comments to we would love...

Duration:00:10:44

Mid-Week Special: Road trip update! What to expect traveling across the country with a puppy 7 1 2020

7/1/2020
I just got back late last night from a trip to Dallas Texas to pick up our puppy from our former next door neighbors and do a shoot with our guest plumber Roger Wakefield. I wanted to give a quick update on what it is like to travel out there and what I ran into when trying to navigate the airports and hotels in a high Covid area. Plus a sneak peek into a fun Around the House with Eric G this weekend! Thanks for listening to Around the house if you want to hear more please subscribe so you...

Duration:00:10:22

Where should I put that above ground pool? Those tips and tricks to keep your house cool with your AC. 6 27 2020

6/29/2020
Its that time of year where those above ground pools get installed and we will tackle where they are a good fit and some of the big mistakes that can happen when you put them in the wrong place. You can create a pretty big disaster when you dont think this one through. Is your AC having a hard time keeping up with the heat? Here are some tips and tricks to keep it working at its best that might make your house just a little bit more enjoyable this summer. All that and MORE on this Saturday's...

Duration:00:39:06

Is Master Bedroom an offensive title? Water filtration and cheap plumbing fixtures 6 27 2020

6/27/2020
Don't just head out and buy a filter...there are steps you should take before you go purchase something so that you know you are keeping the right GOOD things in the water and the bad stuff out. Lets tackle a bit of a hot subject and talk about the origins of the rooms Master Bedroom and the Master Bedroom and if this is now a controversial room title. Saving money is always something that can tempt you....and it can cost you thousands when something goes wrong. There are places to cut back...

Duration:00:38:38

Mid-Week Special: How to post up great questions to social media DIY Groups 6 24 2020

6/24/2020
How you post a question up will dictate what information you get back. You would be surprised at how different a response you will get depending on HOW you ask the question. Here is a quick guide to social media questions for Home Improvement groups that will help you get the information you are looking for. Thanks for listening to Around the house if you want to hear more please subscribe so you get notified of the latest episode as it posts. We love comments to we would love reviews on how...

Duration:00:11:59

MORE with Eddie Uyeta from Uyeta Landscape as we talk about backyard design! 6 20 2020

6/20/2020
We bring Eddie back to talk about the process of doing a complete backyard design. From soil to that master plan he gives us his tips on how you should go about it if you are taking on a DIY project or if you have plans to hire a landscape contractor. These tips can save you some serious money while giving you an amazing backyard oasis. All that and MORE on this episode of Around the House with Eric G Thanks for listening to Around the house if you want to hear more please subscribe so you...

Duration:00:47:30

Residential House Fires and how YOUR house changes that with Lt. Mike Ciampo of Fire Department of New York 6 20 2020

6/20/2020
For me...there are interviews that change how you look at things. This is one of those... and to be honest there are not many. I have talked about fire safety but never with someone that has seen it from the other side like this and we talk about how they start, what construction methods are dangerous....and I bet your house has some of this so if you are thinking about building or remodeling your home soon this is one show you must listen to... it will really effect how you build your home...

Duration:00:45:31

Around the Toolbox 50: Jobsite security and now is the best time to buy tools! 6 18 2020

6/18/2020
In our quick Around the Toolbox special we talk about three things. Jobsite security in a downtown atmosphere, Your best prices on tools are only for the next couple of days AND where you can get a killer deal on marketing your business for the next couple of weeks. All in under 10 min! Thanks for listening to Around the house if you want to hear more please subscribe so you get notified of the latest episode as it posts. We love comments to we would love reviews on how this information has...

Duration:00:09:47

Mid-Week Special: A couple steps to stop a bathroom remodeling nightmare! 6 17 2020

6/17/2020
I have seen some ugly trends recently of homeowners saving some money on a bathroom remodel and the shower system has gone completely sideways. These important steps will keep that project on track and will help it last for years to come. Thanks for listening to Around the house if you want to hear more please subscribe so you get notified of the latest episode as it posts. We love comments to we would love reviews on how this information has helped you on your house! Thanks for listening!...

Duration:00:11:17

Father's Day buyers guide 2020. My hot gifts for dear old dad! 6 15 2020

6/15/2020
Fathers day shopping can be hard for some people. Here are my favorite products for dad that I have used this last year. Here are the links for the products I was talking about in order of discussion. Top new shop tools 1. https://www.acmetools.com/shop/tools/milwaukee-2557-22-m12-fuel-ratchet-kit (https://www.acmetools.com/shop/tools/milwaukee-2557-22-m12-fuel-ratchet-kit) 2. https://www.acmetools.com/shop/tools/table-saws/milwaukee-2736-20-m18-fuel-one-key-8-1-4-in-table-saw...

Duration:00:16:19

By popular demand! My top 10 home security tips for Around your House 6 13 2020

6/13/2020
We have had a lot of requests for home security tips and we dive right into it in this episode of the radio show. Worried about broken windows? We have a solution that will keep people out. If you noticed a change here I wanted to experiment with reducing the music content from the radio show so it is easier to keep moving with the content. I would love your feedback on if that is better or you want more! Thanks for listening to Around the house if you want to hear more please subscribe so...

Duration:00:39:09

My Top 10 DIY Mistakes that cost you the most money! 6 13 2020

6/13/2020
Here are my top 10 DIY Mistakes that people make that cost the most money to recover from. There are a lot of reasons WHY but we will talk about those all in this episode. From DEMO day to painting vinyl siding. This can all go wrong so fast. If you noticed a change here I wanted to experiment with reducing the music content from the radio show so it is easier to keep moving with the content. I would love your feedback on if that is better or you want more! Thanks for listening to Around the...

Duration:00:39:02

Around the Toolbox 49: Are you risking your business on social media? 6 11 2020

6/11/2020
Social media is tough right now. I would consider every social media post on your business and personal page and how it effects your client base. Lets talk about that in under 10 min. Thanks for listening to Around the house if you want to hear more please subscribe so you get notified of the latest episode as it posts. We love comments to we would love reviews on how this information has helped you on your house! Thanks for listening! For more information about the show head to...

Duration:00:07:47