Home Improvement Course
Learn how to:
» Keep repair costs down
» Make certain repairs by yourself
» Hire the right contractor
Register for all classes and get a $20 discount.
Class #1 The Site Your House Sits On
The site your house sits on is important. It could cause problems with your home's foundation. In this class, Brian will discuss: water in your crawl space or basement, cracks in your foundation walls, sidewalks or paved surfaces in disrepair, trees growing next to your foundation.This class will address the above and provide information on how to make repairs. To become proactive, the class will develop a “to-do list", designed to prevent future problems from occurring.
January 7, 2021 Class #2
Class #2 Your Home's Exterior
Are you experiencing water damage? Your home's exterior provides a protective barrier from the elements. Are you experiencing: sagging ceilings, unleveled floors, roof leaks, chimney leaks, missing roofing shingles, window or door problems? Class #2 will investigate why these happen and discuss possible repairs. We will also discuss replacement materials for all your home's exterior components. To become proactive, the class will develop a “to-do list", designed to prevent future problems from occurring.
January 21, 2021 Class #2
Register for the Weather Stripping Workshop to reinforce what you've learned in Your Home's Exterior Class.
February 4, 2021 Workshop
Class #3 Your Home's Interior
Your home's doors are not closing without a bang, you have noticed cracks in your ceilings and maybe your walls, your home's beautiful wooden floors are in disrepair, you stepped through a rotten board in your outside deck, maybe, its time for a paint job? Brian Schnee will address the causes of these issues and will suggest how to make the repairs. Replacement materials for your home's will be presented. TLC preventative measures will be discussed.
February 18, 2021 Class #3
Register for the Wall Repair Workshop followed by the Exterior/Interior Painting Workshop to reinforce what you've learned from Your Home's Interior Class.
March 4, 2021 Workshop
March 18, 2021 Workshop
Class #4 Your Home's Insulation
Is your home adequately insulated? Are your walls cold to the touch, do you feel drafts, where is the greatest loss of heat in your home, when was the last time you visited your attic, basement or crawlspace? Brian Schnee will discuss where the greatest heat loss in your home is and the benefits of insulating your home. To become proactive, the class will develop a “to-do list”, designed to tackle the insulation problems you may have. Brian will also demonstrate how to install insulation properly.
April 1, 2021 Class #4
Class #5 Your Home's Electrical System
Is your electrical service providing enough power to your home? Do your lights dim when the refrigerator or A/C unit goes on, are your kitchen and bathroom outlets protected with GFCI outlets? Where should you install smoke/co detectors? What is the NEC, does my electrical subcontractor need to know this? Brian Schnee teaches us how important an understanding of the the electrical system in our house is and how important it is to be proactive in maintaining it.
April 15, 2021 Class #5
Register for the Electrical Workshop to reinforce what you've learned in Your Home's Electrical System class.
April 29, 2021 Workshop
Class #6 Your Home's Plumbing System
My kitchen sink water isn’t draining, the curved pipe under the sink is leaking! supposed to do? My toilet wont stop running, I turned it off. I cannot stop the drip in the bath tub.
Brian Schnee discusses these problems and many more and presents solutions. To become proactive, the class will develop a “to-do list”, designed to prevent future plumbing problems from occurring.
May 13, 2021 Class #6
Register for the Kitchen Sink and Faucet Replacement Workshop to reinforce what you've learned in Your Home's Plumbing System.
May 27, 2021 Workshop
Class #7 Your Home's Heating System
My boiler never shuts down and the house is very cold, why is it that some radiators are cold and others are hot, should my chimney be lined? Why is it that my shower water get cold before I am done, I do not like this!!
Brian Schnee answers all these questions and more in class #7 and I explains the good, the bad and the ugly about our heating and hot water systems. To become proactive, the class will develop a “to-do list”, designed to prevent future heating and domestic hot water problems from occurring.
June 10, 2021 Class #7
Class #8 Your Home's Air Conditioning System
I need to replace my window unit, what information do I need to to buy a new one? I want to put central air conditioning in my house, but I do not want to install ductwork, what can I do?Brian Schnee will discuss the components that make up air conditioning units, how they work, and how to maintain them properly. To become proactive, the class will develop a “to-do list”, designed to prevent future air conditioning problems from occurring.
June 24, 2021 Class #8
“Window and Door Weather Stripping”- A Workshop With Brian Schnee From TLC via Zoom
“Class #2 “Your Home’s Exterior” is suggested prior to taking this workshop"
Do you see daylight between the bottom of your door and the threshold?
Is there a cold breeze coming into your living room, location may be from the windows?
Is there moisture in your garage, even though the door is closed?
Brian Schnee focuses on the proper installation of weather stripping around your doors and windows.
“Wall Repairs” A Workshop With Brian Schnee From TLC via Zoom
A big piece of plaster just fell down in the middle of my living room, my child just put a big hole in my dining room wall, now what do I do?
This virtual workshop focuses on how to make these repairs. Brian will demonstrate the art of taping and spackling new wall seams and how to repair holes in your walls.
“Exterior/Interior Painting” – A Workshop With Brian Schnee From TLC via Zoom
After so many years, you have decided that you want to give your beautiful house a new fresh look and a coat of paint is just what you are considering. Do you know how to do it? Do you know there are different types of paint to use interior or exterior? Do you know how to patch the holes and cracks permanently, so they do not reappear after you paint?
This virtual workshop focuses on making your home beautiful. Brian will demonstrate the art of mixing and applying a great new finish to your home. To become proactive, the class will develop a “to-do list”, designed to prevent future finishing problems from reoccurring.
“Electrical Workshop" – A Workshop With Brian Schnee From TLC via Zoom
It is recommended that you take Class #5 prior to this workshop
Are you tired of the light switch not working, how about changing the outlet that just doesn’t work anymore?
In this virtual workshop, Brian Schnee will teach you how to: wire a basic light switch where the power enters the switch; wire an outlet; strip wire; connect a male end to a wire; and understand the meaning and importance of the colors of the different wires.
“Kitchen Sink/Faucet Replacement” A Workshop With Brian Schnee From TLC via Zoom
It is recommended that you take Class #6 prior to this workshop
From my Mom, "I hate the pink sink in my bathroom, the white porcelain sink in the kitchen is all chipped and cleaning it with Comet no longer makes it look clean. Son, what can you do for me?" In this Zoom workshop I will show you what I did for my Mom.
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