home repair

Home Repair
3:33 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

A Visit To Your Friendly Neighborhood Tool Library With Roger Faris

Roger Faris holds a pneumatic hand nailer.
Credit KUOW Photo/Steve Scher

Steve Scher visits the Phinney Neighborhood Association's tool library with home repair guru Roger  Faris and head librarian Mike Broili.

Winterizing
2:49 pm
Fri January 3, 2014

Take Care Of Your Pipes And Faucets: Cover, Wrap And Check

Flickr Photo/kbrookes

Steve Scher gets tips from home repair guru Roger Faris and his grandson Isaiah on how to protect outdoor hose faucets and pipes during the cold winter months.

Energy Efficiency
9:27 am
Tue November 12, 2013

Heat Pump Water Heaters A Hot Commodity, But Not For Everyone

Diagram of a heat pump water heater
New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

Originally published on Fri November 8, 2013 11:51 am

Electric water heaters eat up a lot of power -- and can take up about a fifth of your electricity bill. But there’s a hot new thing in the water heater world.

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New ACT Play
9:00 am
Thu July 18, 2013

Art Of Our City, And Home Repair With Roger Faris

From ACT Theatre's Facebook page.

"Rapture, Blister, Burn"
Do women always have to make a choice between career or family? Gina Gionfriddo’s new play “Rapture, Blister, Burn” is a modern take on that old feminist question. Actress Kristen Potter plays a character who chooses work over kids. Potter tells us whether she feels like she’s had to make that same choice in her real life.

Home Repair Help With Roger Faris
Summertime is the best time to do those outdoor home repair projects. Got a question? Home repair expert Roger Faris can probably answer it. 

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Summer Reading List
9:00 am
Thu May 23, 2013

Boy Scouts Vote, Nancy Pearl On Summer Reads And Home Repair With Roger Faris

Flickr Photo/Tamara Evans

 


Boy Scouts of America Vote On Gay Scouts
Leaders of the Boy Scouts of America are gathered in Texas for a historic vote to decide whether gay youth can participate in the Scouts. Former Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna is an Eagle Scout and executive vice president of the Chief Seattle Council of the BSA. He joins us from Dallas.

Nancy Pearl Recommends Summer Books
What should you be reading on airplanes, road trips, while lounging on the beach or unwinding during those long summer evenings? Nancy Pearl has a few recommendations to keep your mind and spirit entertained during the summer months.

Home Repair Advice With Roger Faris
How’s your home holding up? Maybe you have some projects you have been meaning to get to. Get help this morning from home repair expert Roger Faris who will be on hand to take your calls at 206.543.5869 around 9:30 a.m. You can also email your questions right now to weekday@kuow.org.

Spring Cleaning
12:00 pm
Tue March 19, 2013

Training Your Brain To Have A Composed Domain

Where do you start your spring cleaning?
Flickr Photo/Sheila Y

It’s not officially spring, but we are only 24 hours away! Sure for some spring means blooming flowers, chirping birds and if we are lucky, warmer weather. But there is another thing that many people associate with spring — cleaning. But where do you start? How do you tackle that pile of mail that has been multiplying like rabbits and is now taking over your desk? Is less, more? What is "bus-stop clutter"?

Home Improvement
9:00 am
Wed February 27, 2013

Home Repair Help With Roger Faris

Home painting projects often require the strategic decision of using paint rollers or paint brushes.
Credit Flickr Photo/Tiff Ku1

How’s your home improvement to-do list looking? Maybe you have some projects you've been meaning to get to? Weekday home repair expert Roger Faris joins us to take your questions. Call us at 206.543.5869 or send an email to weekday@kuow.org.

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Home Improvement
12:20 pm
Fri November 30, 2012

Get Paid To Weatherize Your Home

Lots of people want to help pay to weatherize your home. But that money can be hard to get. Navigating all the public utility rebates and incentive programs — what a headache!

In Seattle, there's a program called  Community Power Works to help.  It's a partnership between the feds and the city of Seattle. And it's only here until the federal stimulus money runs out. Ross talks with the program's manager, Joshua Curtis.

Home Repair
10:00 am
Mon October 15, 2012

Home Repair With Roger Faris

Favorite tools in a home-repair toolbox.
(Flickr photo/Gordon Ross)

Need a hand with a do-it-yourself home improvement project? Our home repair expert Roger Faris is here to answer your questions. Call us at 206.543.5869 or weekday@kuow.org.

Also this hour, we speak with attorney David Mann. He’s representing Seattle longshoremen and warehouse workers who say they’ll file a lawsuit to block a third sports arena in Sodo. Plus, we hear a poem from Dean Young and take a listen back to some of our interview with satirist Christopher Buckley (“They Eat Puppies, Don’t They?”).