Show Notes: Pets, Elevators, and Door Jambs – On the House

Show Notes: Pets, Elevators, and Door Jambs

By on March 10, 2018

March is Pet Poison Prevention Awareness Month

March is designated as Pet Poison Prevention Awareness Month.
The month is sponsored by the National Poisoning Prevention Council. This is a council committed to raising awareness to reduce unintentional poisonings.

Dog Poisons:
1. Chocolate
2. Mouse and Rat Poisons (rodenticides)
3. Vitamins and Minerals (e.g., Vitamin D3, iron, etc.)
4. NSAIDs (e.g., ibuprofen, naproxen, etc.)
5. Cardiac Medications (e.g., calcium channel blockers, beta-blockers, etc.)
6. Cold and Allergy Medications (e.g., pseudoephedrine, phenylephrine, etc.)
7. Antidepressants (e.g., selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors)
8. Xylitol (common in toothpaste and chewing gum – read your labels to ensure your pet is safe!)
9. Acetaminophen (e.g., Tylenol)
10. Caffeine Pills

Find more information here!


March is Pet Poison Prevention Awareness Month

Pet Poison Prevention Awareness Month


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Thank you to our guest:

Kate Smith, President and Chief Color Maven of Sensational Color

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Sensational Color for your Bathroom

President and Chief Color Maven of Sensational Color, otherwise known as a color expert, Kate Smith, discusses the best and worst colors to put into your bathroom. Listen close cause we might just discuss if there’s a universal color good for all bathrooms no matter the size!

Visit Your Dream Bathroom to listen to the episode!


Yayi Home Depot Gas Fire Pit
The Consumer Product Safety Commission suggests that consumers that own this product stop using it immediately, and contact Yayi at 855-600-9294 to request a free repair kit which includes a heat shield and instructions.
If you would like to know more ways you can prevent yourself from getting burned check out our article about it here.


A Rising Trend: Home Elevators

Home elevators have become popular again with universal design, which is a method of constructing living spaces that are safer, easier, and more convenient for everyone.

Generally speaking, there are three different elevator types.

home elevatorHydraulic:

This system takes up a lot of space and requires a machine room to hold the mechanics of the lift. This elevator is easier to install in a new home, where it can be part of a plan, rather than in a retrofit.


Also called an MRL (machine room-less) elevator. As the name implies, it does not require a separate machine room. This elevator slides up and down a track with a counterweight. However, it does require space on top of the shaft to house the machinery.


A polycarbonate tube with a separate internal tube uses air pressure to move the car up and down; it’s similar to tubes used for check deposits at banks. Outer tube diameters range from 30 inches to 52 inches. The tube can be installed without a shaft or a machinery room, making it ideal for a retrofit. At the very least, the home will require an opening that’s slightly wider than the tubes to get them inside, though home owners can gain some maneuvering room by temporarily removing the tube door.

Standard hydraulic and traction lifts are substantially more expensive than their pneumatic counterparts, which cost $23,000 to $57,000 including installation. But these conventional lifts remain popular because the pneumatic variety is newer and remains less well-known.

Setting aside labor costs, the actual elevator can run $17,500 to $35,000 or more, which includes the expenses of moving electrical wires, outlets, HVAC, plumbing, as well as building the steel framework, installing wall panels and applying finishes. For buyers looking at an existing home with an elevator, an inspector from the company that manufactured the elevator may be available to service the device.


If you’re a Pro, don’t forget to check out Carey Bros Pros Podcast!
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If you own a small business, you probably didn’t get into it because you love paperwork, invoices, and quarterly tax reports!
We all know bookkeeping sucks. But we recently met someone who helps small businesses – especially those involved in construction – to make bookkeeping suck . . . less!
Karen Woodman is our guest on this week’s edition of our podcast – CareyBrosPros.
To hear our conversation with Karen from 24HourBookkeeper … as well as other topics to help professionals in the construction business check out our Podcast Page on!

3 Gasses You Should Constantly Check for in Your Home

According to Brightnest look out for the folowing gases.

  • Natural Gas
  • Carbon Monoxide
  • Radon

Just because you can’t smell a gas anymore doesn’t mean the gas has gone away. Some gasses can cause olfactory fatigue. This means that the gas will attack your sense of smell, and, although, the gas may still be lingering, you won’t be able to smell it.

For more information head over to Cameron’s Corner.


Replace an Entry Door Without Replacing the Door Jamb

front door jamb
Step 1: Remove the old door from the jamb.

Step 2: Place the new door on top of the old door with the exterior side down.

Step 3: Place the hinges on the door as if they were already installed on the door using the pencil lines to align them.

Step 4: Cut around the tracings with a utility knife to a depth of 1/8 inch and remove all of the wood from the inside of the tracings to a depth of 18 inches.

Step 5: Insert the hinge plate into the hinge cut-outs.

Step 6: Screw the hinges to the door using the old screws and the cordless screw gun. Hold the new door in place on the jamb. Tap the hinge plates back into the jambs. Use the screw gun to screw the hinges onto the jambs. Put the doorknob on.

For more details visit the full article on our site here.



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