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The Home Improvement Show 11am, Paul LaGrange

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Welcome back to the second hour of the home production also glad and honored you're listening. We do have what two spots available for you on the phone to give us a call and ask your question. That number is 504 or 2601872601870. Or can sense attacks at pizza company he seventy. Some interesting questions and comments I got two in the week I took a year earlier. At the beginning of the show that who working some phone calls about windows that are compensating or sweating. In side on when he gets out of the house. Doing when we hit it really really cold weather number days ago and I did a blog posting about that and and that's posted on our web sites Paul's house dot com. You can click on blog or if you rather go to FaceBook site you can go to Paul's house FaceBook site and see that blog posting there. But some other questions are cut were related to smoke detectors. But when the smoke detector batter goes out and chirps. And of course the comment that I'll always hear it in the suit truths even. If that happened to me is the that spoke to actors don't sharp one low battery. During the day the call weeks do it in the middle of night. When you're falling asleep or just fell asleep for the baby's sleeping or something. And of course it is Horton or identify which once Turkmen. In India to get a latter is Sepp Blatter and take it out put into battery and put it in its sharpen the corpses float its low battery. So let let me give you some reasons why it's happening. More so in the winter than in the summer and also more so at night they endure in the day. It is our belief the temperature proposed batteries. Really don't work well under extreme conditions at the eve of the extreme cold extreme hot. In at which time it it's cooler at. At the end that it is in the in the summer on real extreme winters at least like we have a few days ago. Uh oh or if you keep Karl's really cold at night time doing this summer. You know you'll keep those who smoke detectors chirping if you change your batteries. It you know when the when there's a time change then you have to whereabouts chirping in night. But he you know if you've. He did. You wanna you know avoid that problem he's gonna change and change those batteries. So. You they're over give some other examples of of questions had some folks saying. Hey wanna get mad at a mix improvements and one improved sort of make would be my warning he Wednesday's morning you know maintenance. War on changeup award heater for me tanked. To a tank close. What are what are you what are your thoughts. In. You know there's there's there's some blog posts as we did. Of months ago reference to what academy and it's cyclical back in search our blog chickens blog posting you could certainly do that. Andy talks about what it means for both electric water heaters as well as gas forties tradition that tanked version. And you know there's some really good inflation that's in there too for flushing the water heater chew. Changing the date and rise to. If you have any guess what he growth from Cutler. You know maybe cleaning out farm a couple of things like that. So it could information that's on our website and it's Paul's house dotcom and search those blogs. Let's go to the phones and speak with with ladies is is ablaze. Yet there are you don't pay bullies didn't want him to reality show where along the outburst on. Our karma I'm all nervous began on radio about this at all. You doing great so far I canal okay bomb. Speaking of bank was water heaters and I'll that. It if you already have a how are they. Cap that well electorate regarded at Etsy unity. Stick with GAAP are they only elect Erica and I and I had another question follow up the seat and you get him in GAAP. There are still bet that the way to go. That it's thankless what he risking com gas when that they'll be that took gas or propane if you get help might not get that what. OK or you can go with electric however. If electric large hole piles electric tank water heaters don't work as well as the guest or guests would. And you haven't been compared to replace water heater. Well look let me ask you if you -- front questions beat because take list has a lot of them x.s you know and writer some advantages there were voted out there that really didn't happen. But there are like that did you have unlimited amounts of hot water I mean that thing right now waters is long should leave that how Wi-Fi and no big number. Oca space is another vanish or smaller more compact in the tank artwork that it. People think it would save liberals in the league rules and rules of money every month because it here from our heart attack yeah now that bought. Considered for use in to the thankless water heater I guess whole house takes when he right yet contagious yes. But it's about what if the water. Is. In our water. And and this is due in the water are why the article call award back I'll call you call awarding you know what do you that's. What the article a tight spot and make that. Water so what you tell me the water. I'm confused about. And then paper clip and at the metal clip. And different views about Obama but so. So getting back. In him at the late bout at Concord academy in new winner insulate form. But Jack does a pay up front spine out of in calling back outlook underneath. The air built in the vote to change Eric Holder out. And it was a pit road I get out that they are now. Though I'm Marty paid guy I've got by coming out to ride daycare mediation but it sharing knowledge with. Animal than at any subject in. But that. As far as getting that smelled it does. It was a rope and should be with we have at a party team out there right yes. Animal and made it out now but there is a lot of parts since from everything out all it does get new band. Leak out about it string enough. Even talking. With when you say it's all the abuse ads describe that some of the more. Well 110. And opened it up date and in the inning and never came back our data rate now in the late pop. And I am not there at that. Number you'd call it been disconnected so I figure out what to it in the bank as they topple. But now I go to check in eighty chain they're probably not out. Now he's in touch and deep when I opened up the bat it was rode stock in the air and it it. And I try to maneuver around that. It appears the road get back side and because they get whatever. It burst well Marco Polo event at that very knowledge is very. Extremely. On oh in the outback. And ate it at the bottom. House broke laws by. It is it is it is that not yeah well you can imagine. Certainly so would would I would do is I certainly wouldn't use chemical to clean it up with a first with a non chemical process to do that. Right right. So website WQ view is best living systems dot com it's best. Living systems that card write that down that yeah. System no deaths. Was at its best living systems. Dot com elect. Cut and you wouldn't you wouldn't go to the the anti magic. Cleaner. It's a concentrate ordering due to TO. I don't know I'm not it got dark. Art well I appreciate you call and hope things get better for you. Right to go to commercial break we'll come back with interest from -- questions on the phone line beat me and I see Europe next. You have questioned by all means there's space for you on the phone system and a phone number is 260187. Viewed morning welcome back to the home from Shillue. Let's go straight to phone want to speak with the man hey good morning are coming up it's that. It Mickey nearly. I hear you got here you can hear me I sure can't yes or good morning thanks columnist so I'll write a lump. This situation that I have is. We live an older home is probably a fifty years old. And originally it had a field. Platinum and importantly house also has a regular day old type room. And I kind of merge into one another well there plat park was changed about eighteen years ago. Two A I'm you have to use or. To his you know I'm just looking for someone to be able to take care of it for me. Locally. OK so be meant what I would ask you to do is you goto a website. It's Paul's house dot com. So when you're at that website there's too little it right and that at that very homepage assists solutions for your home. And right below that it is too little drop mailboxes once his choose a region that you would select north or South Shore. You know miss the Gulf Coast where you are. And are the type of service she was select roofing. An and you could find there's a number of refers that we recommend. A for those particular regions and they can certainly handle. Both the traditional hip gable roof as well as the flat report. That's sounds good bit older website and they were just to cope. Telling how many you want a there's actors act be rooting there's truth rafters. And there's fairway roofers have their three or more in the South Shore. Okay I'm home I'm actually a little more short and insulin to whom do look into your beat a few times. OPEC. Well again acme roofing works on the Norse for sodas fruit rafters. In and fair but they're there there is well. So that there are some folks there. That can certainly handle. And certainly you know Euro your pride. Oh good deal good luck if you anything else. If track and on our behalf and help. Well. To deal thank you have have a great day. Appreciate your call it if you have a question by all means give us columnist who we do and for you when their own 12 o'clock position questions about repairs. The engine efficiency comfort moisture. From high utility bills. Anything like school plumbing air condition. Moisture problems doesn't matter of that phone numbers filed 042601. 2601870. But because tips are these text because I had a chance to look at any text. Yet today. He's one cent at the first hour that in due to a says. I have a wooden door from a house in this saga house faces west. And before Hurricane Katrina hit lots of countries shutting the door and kept it relatively cool in the summer. Lost much trees going hurricane Katrina and now I get some direct sunlight in the afternoons and it's very hot to touch. I even when the temperatures colder outside the house's is still the two were still. Heart touch. Home gonna put on a door to keep it cooler in the summer time. So. There's a few things and I don't know the color of the door it's pain at or staying Q do you tax really doesn't say. But the lighter colors. Reflects more the radiant heat. Back out into the atmosphere than darker colors streaming media and tight collars so. If it if it's a pain dork trying consider opinion I lighter color to reflect some heat. It's and that's something else you may want to consider is putting. He stormed war in front of it. You that that would help reject some heat away from it is well. In that storm door itself you can actually take some wind the film. And you can put some surround me of hit to or from when to feel what the inside that. Last storm door to rate yet again reflects that reading Deepak in the atmosphere to keep it to work. Cooler. You know when when the faces. Towards a Sunday afternoon the pizzas gates is challenging to keep things. Cool. You know plants and additional shade trees and that's another big thing of course that's a long term solution. But certainly that is you know something you can you can do to help some shading. A trial us and morning. It would do and morning there was some other additional it is you can help it some shade when that went to work and reduce the temperature that the war. He's not once has any new gutters which Connie would you suggest in the applause stereo. Head damage to a hurricane Isaac thanks Mary. Mary thanks for the text. So very out we give you the same suggestion that had escaped the beat me in a reference to truth is good pulse house so. In the misses or two through it. Here in the cloth so for the region you would go ahead and select South Shore. And for the that the trades you book for the outdoors atop the service. Outdoors and you receive part near gutters and deciding upon their gutters were set her Torre and they will be happy to help you with your gutters. That can damage to a hurricane. Let's see some of attacks how which is just getting rid of popcorn ceiling. Oh boy that's that's one salute the tougher so I do what you sulfur can certainly remove popcorn ceiling. Is can take some patients it's it's a messy. Proposition it's it's not very clean could you do actually scripting off the ceiling. Eight it's better if the ceiling has been pain in a very long time. As soon as you would actually take it one section of atomic before football forfeit section. Do you actually dampening dale. One of those little pump in pressurized pesticides prayers is is a good thing to do it this school with some water. Dampen that you know for football forfeit section now you know why put a knife in the actually. Not edit an extreme angle but a very low angle almost. You know parallel to the ceiling. If you you'll start soften it to get that that's off the top concealing scrape off. It did the reason you don't want an aggressive than it was because the two could be outside corners of the exit that putty knife. May have a tendency of digging in to Chirac so when you go to repair it you'd have a lot more repairs to do. So that's 220 trip psyches were taken off the popcorn ceiling you may have the votes whether to let it soak what is the second time. You wanted to add too much water because you know with a sheet rock and it's gonna get wet and get the stay with an extended period time and in. And that messed his take small sections a tumble. For football forfeit section is certainly the appropriate size. To keep that darn you you know what's up popcorn ceiling is off you would lead to try. And you would come back in you would take some joint compounds or some people call achieved rock mud. And you would tape and float. Any and you the joints that got damaged in any either scrape marks. You would again take that joint compound and you would floated into solid the deviations out or removal. You know digs into the Chirac had an end. What do you make considers to abuse the sand paper use a wet sponge to keep that Smoot. That's a good way to do that and I have a lot of dust right. Because it's a national news. We've come back after national news and would you give back to you where you questions in your tax will be right back activists. Welcome back to the home proved so I love yells taxed keep them come and that Texas it's 7870. We have someone that was commenting or in the person called earlier. About the but the rodent. That was in there. You it was he would see you. Certainly sedated it was a comic elude from the they've removed one Beirut and (%expletive) you thirteenth with a full moon. So yeah and you know as I was leaving their conversation felt it was little different myself so annoyed upset about that with the scope out the phone lines. It's secret side hey John good morning welcome to the show are we help. Good morning all. I'd like that. Compliment you can like this gentleman did. So it's all gone and my question there. Not wanna and so on and so that the Germans had problems with the contractor. Our aren't. And cool good contract I knew it and some at but when I got the poor iron. But opposite finish yet 90% of my money. So I knew this one it said it would return phone calls. On the attorney general's office contract flawed division or previous to gamble yet. What contract and after my own call and I told you know I didn't convicts who development confidence. In the pool. Well I. Next Monday I'm going to turn on all of that group. Contract fraud charges against you bag it. Look at justice in the Eddie that much. And over. Are 25. Any indictment page so while the two. Well just wait approach you know you can it can work with you and they'll turn on. Very good about it. Yeah so now and that that I didn't think that the give that advice. Early when he was describe it thank you for calling in this cabinet. You are there there are some things that sometimes with Ukraine of you know eight day. Folks that unscrupulous force into do things we don't wanna do. In order to make them comply with the with their contracts with their agreements. It up and hit a great tool. A that. That that happens on Tom's it's it's unfortunate it happens in every industry's that is attracting industry. But you know sometimes I think we are here but more contractors and with the folks. Sir I thank all of you. Who. I'm I'm I'm glad you're here your consistent listener and you enjoy the show and and that you team coal and that that makes my day. Jonathan if you haven't done so mom and folks don't like you were that are out there listening in with you it's turned off the first round today or. You've been listening for years please do me a favor. Go to Paul's files FaceBook page. And sharing like it. We put that information out there what you folks the listeners and make it hoped for use that would you know like to meet. In the past week to navigate our FaceBook page is actually goes to. Our website its it's www. Paul's house that com. Which Akita that home page top right inside and click on the FaceBook like on and I navigate to. I. Look at it this was therefore. It's a it's it's it's their point 407 that help you all. On trades went back in its focus on the Ottawa's ability. At the office it's the phone call for use so that's in place so please use it. All right we had a good to see your commercial break open queue jumpers Chicago have an awesome day and come back right after this. More than home crucial here in the big gate seven. Welcome back to the show while we were at. The commercial wreck I was reading some your text when we get to some of those in them that Cuba to the phones says. Will be the best method for whole house filtered water. I have great air and water wells says it stinging Margaret here. So our home. This is what I did in my home in this is from his friend so France thanks for the text. I cardinal water systems the community and put in the system on house and in the duels what the system is. You know it's it's not like one's house that's all they were actual computer home. The ticker symbol if you water to reduce water testing and sampling and until those on the system. It's customized. Just for Europe's so in this case miss France got a lot of well so go take a simple one well you can bring to them to one. And and they can simply their office and no tell you exactly your your options are things you consider I can tell you that once they did at my house. Mean and we drink so much water. That we had in the past because it doesn't smell like chlorine. Doesn't peacefully this and give it aftertaste mark coffee is better. We use the the special water. To cope with whether it's our gravy sores are rise story it is it doesn't matter. It makes a huge difference one that injure cooking. One on one the health of the free soft drink and better cleaner water. The chemicals have been filtered out and then we have that whole house system it filters everything that comes in the house. And that's better it you know for washing dishes washing clothes taken a shower. So you got a lot of options so called little wall systems that if you want. Probably the best way to reach him is is to go to Paul's house dot com. And we need the pulse house you can slept Norse Warsaw short of reaching your. In the in the the type services water. Purification and they'll be happy to help with that. Great great companies you could call to work I was spared very impressed. The sea biscuit he's so more text. I don't like popcorn ceiling users does that tax in reference to the pop when tax where Baylor but hurt his post add extra insulation is that true. No it's not. He doesn't add extra insulation. Boy it would be more like a tenth of a tenth of a half the room and our values if it does. It it's it's X negligible I'd know don't leave it appeared just for the installation because. That's not as it could it is good for Sam attenuation. It's good for trying to disguise the ceiling that wasn't technical and her well but it's actually nothing to do. With insulation at all so don't to sleep up there because of that. All right let's see more or tax someone I know has a bullet that leaks where the tank. Joints in the stool cannot be fixed having to replace to a yes so that there is CNET transition if you take. To the lower portion of Europe of your totally. There there is. That you there's obviously with turn water off tree in the water out of the bank. Then undo the balls you can look that up and you can see right here between the two. If there is some form of public gasket or or robber. A seat that action receives a taken the low part. At that name dry rotted or maybe I don't know what happened to a but. It did date sometimes it leaks that's not a very commonplace was totally been intently there. It's not possible for two there so yes but in this trap the replace that tool it. Does give something to replace that gasket between the upper and lower sections segments of the toilet. And hopefully that will slow few shortly so thank you for sending that text partly to go to commercial brick will come back. Who can speak with Vick Vick is on the phone will be rep packet that is going to Wear. Welcome back to the home crucial bit he could be our last caller today how can we help you. Oh. Oh yes good morning our our news on the price while few weeks ago. Are there are some. But he to achieve what it all back under age bulge. And they'll also. Put. Hello Norman or that was not a more barrier and under that would Cottrell. The controller made it seem like. Almost like air trapped. Under and a man. Walked in poultry. Thank you send. A note and you know. Extraordinary. Feel like air trapped in there they didn't put it in real tight in that page or. Right now at that time. You know what a really which is one of those times I wish I was standing with you in southern house picnic to give you some better advice. You know the did eat. Floating floors or click block flooring so laminate flooring is do you have a tendency of flattening out once a day on most times it's related to the padding and in this into the flooring in your case you fell paper you have adding. So I'll I'm surprised that happening in your scenario. Problem. So I think I would monitoring if I was you I would go ahead in discovered get a good feel for where it's at today. And you know again 345 days from milk go ahead and do it another purposeful intent full management. And do compare and contrast of where you war. Today to where you will be a week from male in seafood place and if it doesn't and that's could be something you wanna call install about the next that question. Hey we are indeed those shall hours solid as we faced by a truck and shot on the show will boards that were. He knocked on previous storm right now actually cute and you know. Also loved ones won't quit go comment vote alone. How should I want. Unless I can't well. And we'll get to well handle. Cold eyed children that they don't know change ever unreachable goal note don't know. All in the the world. Switched over to city water. And what do pitched terrible on traditional. Enterprise. And so then used to it's all based on about one and so. Butler put so much that you really. So you know it was 00. So it again one size doesn't fit all when it comes to water filtration systems. Is so this it would I would do that to file which you is I would take two samples of water out take one before the filter. At one after the filter. Bring it to the folks at at no water and have them analyze it and give you some suggestions on what options you have. And in reference to get donors that the smell and taste after comes out through the filter. That they made a huge impact on our house and you know why we're where Lauren I'm not on one of our home on in this water where I live. And did the water was hit and miss sewers. It was weeks and you could smell chlorine in and you would go months and smell nothing but chlorine to eight inches. But it turned your nose when you went to go trick as the water are he would take a shower sometimes even smelt in the washing machine. So they have made a big big impact. On the quality of water we have our house. And so there's no longer there are located on offense cultural. They're well that they work both regions of their office and children was on the South Shore but they'll listen good go to Paul's house dot com. Call mop and it's they'll be happy to in the navigates through the process aren't remark. Thank you that hey you know what more they make sure that rigid foam board and your house is airtight. All the seemed to take in the it is talked. 00 you know we we so all around here adequate at that we are great it's merit here. Excellent that's great job all right meg could block it thank everyone for Carlin. Got glass of the YouTube questions send it to me on Paul's house as the page I would be happy to entered duel in the week. Yeah I'll have an awesome day journey weakening godless.