Welcome to the May edition of On The House Express! April was a busy month for On The House and May is shaping up to be equally eventful! We took On The House on the road to Everette, Washington and the Everette Home & Garden Show. During our visit we broadcast our program from the studios of our Everette affiliate, North Sound 1380 KRKO and hosted the On The House Wheel to Win at the Dunn Lumber booth at the Home & Garden Show. Dunn Lumber is a local sponsor of On The House.

April was a busy month for television too as we endevored to help viewers with their home maintenance and repair projects. During the month we made appearances on KING-TV in Seattle, KRON in San Francisco and KOVR in Sacramento. Looks like we're going to need to keep our overalls starched since it appears that there will be lots of television in our future!

In this month's issue you'll learn some great caulking tips; get hip on how to choose a patio door; and get the low-down on pressure washers plus a lot more.

Thank you for reading and have a fantastic May.

  Morris and James Carey

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Quick Tips!

[???] When the family asks what you want for a special occasion, tell them to chip in for a pressure washer. Here's how!

[???] How to clear the air and breathe easier come summer! Here's how!

[???] Painting today? Speed-up your work, avoid a time-wasting mess, and then go play! Here's how!

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Caulking Can Be A 'Mini'-Project

Spring is home improvement time. Generally speaking, this falls into major categories such as: spring cleaning, lawn and garden work, maintenance and repairs, upgrades and the usual list of accumulated small things.   Read more...

Choosing A Patio Door

Which patio door should you select for your house? Didn't know there was more than one type? Read on!   Read more...

Cleaning Screens and Other Spring-cleaning Tips

Spring is an important time of year for home dwellers. It's when we get a chance to shake the winter dust out of our pillows and mattresses and begin the process of cleaning our home inside and out. If you have a regular routine, the process can be easier and even fun. We have a pressure washer that makes cleaning everything outside a breeze. We use it to clean spider webs from beneath the eaves, dirt from the walls, especially at the trim over doors and windows, windows, screens, doors, patios and walks, patio furniture, the barbecue, statuary and more. The trick is to start high and work down. Begin at the roofline and work your way to the ground. Start at one corner of the house and work your way around. Don't use too much pressure. You won't want that powerful spray to take any paint off. Be sure to use detergent with the pressure washer. Most have a feature that mixes cleaners and other concoctions into the pressurized spray.Read more...

Zircon to the rescue!

Dear Zircon,
I have owned my Zircon StudSensor 4 for many years and have used it many times to do the ordinary chores like hanging pictures and finding wall cavities for running new wiring. I recently found a new use for my stud finder. Let me explain.

A few weeks ago while I was out of town on business my daughter's hamster, Fluffy, escaped from his cage. We figure he had been out for at least a day before she discovered he was gone. My wife and daughters searched high and low but could not find Fluffy. Read more...

April Photo Gallery

Talk radio's king of the weekday airwaves, Ronn Owens of KGO-AM San Francisco, thanks James and Morris Carey for spending an hour on his award winning talk show answering his listeners DIY questions. During our visit to the Everette, Washington Home & Garden Show, we broadcast our program from the studios of our Everette affiliate, North Sound 1380 KRKO and hosted the On The House Wheel to Win at the Dunn Lumber booth
The Carey Bros. with the DeWalt crew inside of DeWalt's “Rolling Thunder” (18-wheeler) at the Grabber Grand Re-Opening event in San Francisco on April 27, 2005 The Carey Bros. help christen the new Grabber retail center in San Francisco with J.B Wagner and Todd Balestrieri of Grabber Construction Products.
See More photos at our OnTheHouse.com Gallery

On The House May Calendar

May 07
We will be joined by Spike Carlsen (The Family Handyman editor and also project editor for The Complete Do-it-Yourself Manual). Later in the show, we'll be talking about carpet and gutter cleaning!
May 14
It's all about Mold, as we are joined by a mold expert from the IICRC (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, & Restoration Certification). We will also be joined by the author of The Ultimate Home Property & Mantainance Manual.
May 21
Live broadcast from the National Hardware Show in Las Vegas, NV!!
May 28

Watch the Website Keep checking out our website www.OnTheHouse.com for the following features appearing throughout May:

Polyseamseal Quarterly Use: Spring “Honey-Do's”
Composit Decking: Less Work: More Life

In The Kitchen with Dom DeLuise

Here are some of Dom's best recipes for you and your family to enjoy over the next month!

Squash Soup — This one is easy for me and satisfying for the whole family!

California Chicken Salad — Hmm Hmmm Good!

Italian Pork Chops — You'll be licking your chops for this recipe!

East-West Asparagus Salad — No need for directions with this salad!

No Crust Ham & Cheese Pie — This recipe makes a wonderful do ahead dish for Sunday brunch.

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