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Woman With Hammer

When it comes to home improvements in some cases skill isn't a requirement. These simple DIY projects can save you a lot of money.

Lynette Hampsten, Owner of Woman with Hammer says installing a shower head can save you money and water!

SHOWER HEAD
Cost $10
Low-flow option saves water and money

Lynette says one mistake that people make is they will tighten it too much, which can compress the washer causing a leak. After removing the old shower head, Lynette starts by threading Teflon tape in a clock-wise direction. Then screws on the new shower head.

TOILET FLAPPER
Costs $5-$10
Saves water and money

Replace flapper if it feels slimy or is discolored.

ATTIC TENT
Cost $150
Can save 70% on heating/cooling bill

Projects you may want to avoid if you're a novice:

  • Do not replace an overhead light with a ceiling fan unless you are certain the wiring is rated for the ceiling fan and are certain that it is structurally safe to support the weight of a fan.
  • Do not drill into, nail into or cut into interior walls unless you are certain it is not a load bearing wall, you're certain there is not live electrical wiring in the wall and you're certain there are not water or gas pipes in the wall.
  • Do not replace water valves in the shower or bath unless you know how to turn off the main water supply before you remove the valve. The plumbing may be soldered and you may need to call a licensed plumber.
  • Lynette says some things are not easily fixed and could wind up costing you even more money.
For more information about Woman with Hammer visit womanwithhammer.vpweb.com.

Woman With Hammer, DIY Beauty Products, Book Sale, Pantry Items, Backyard Bees

Other segments featured on this episode of Deals:

DIY Beauty Products for Men
DIY Beauty Products for Men
Move over ladies this one is for the men! We usually think of women when we think of beauty and getting pretty, but we can't leave out the men, they deserve to look great, too!
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Book Sale
Book Sale
When libraries cycle out their old books each year, they often sell them to the public at rock bottom prices.
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How To Stock Your Pantry for Last-Minute Meal Planning
How To Stock Your Pantry for Last-Minute Meal Planning
If your pantry is stocked with the right foods you will always have options when it comes to last-minute meal planning and snacks. And that will cut back on last-minute trips to the drive-thru.
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Backyard Beekeeping
Backyard Beekeeping
You can pay up to $10 for one jar of local honey. That's just one reason why some people are turning to backyard beekeeping.
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