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Good morning everyone welcome to the home approved so here in the big gate seventy companies 72 yes so good you with me. This is will we do every Saturday between now and 12 o'clock and we talk about home repair its. Energy efficiency moisture. The repairs could related to electrical plumbing painting carpentry. Air conditioned heat. Indoor projects outdoor projects it's all open for discussions on on the table. I'll be happy that your and you question to me have. Even if Europe. Who want to do the project yourself and Indies won a rawness and aerial bombing Obi who you know happy to converse with you and figure that out would be the best approach. Or maybe you considering the project in India when our profession you don't quite know what professional car. That's open for discussion as well that phone number. It's 5042601870. That's 2601878. Or you can sense attacks of 87870. And it devices freight between now on 12 o'clock. It's all opens on the table for discussion no charge. Double dip bill's been doing the show essentially after Katrina. A right around Katrina and this is what I like the ones when we hardly saw like two and every seven days to get with few. And talking home improvement energy efficiency building science. New construction. Our renovations additions. A repairs. It doesn't matter a residential commercially office building. Hospitals schools. Little petrochemical plants it it's the the building sciences the same. The approach maybe slightly different that the science is all the same and we Orkut talk about. The gulf itself. You know hot humid climate you know the climate that. You know it's cool. Couple days ago hot and muggy today like experiencing right now the spring seasons come offer us because we're back four and heating cooling and you know what I would do with a more assurance on the house as a kind of creeps up dessert you know was still living in the home. Who still cooking bathing cleaning and in a sometimes between the Cole will bring plants and sighed and those add moisture to the aired. I just all kinds of silly stuff that happens system here's where we're not heating and we're not cooling which kind of in between going back and forth. So when you get phone number can. It's 504260187. So glad and honored that you're listening to the home crucial today you can be doing a million other things but it. Feel happy and glad that you weren't listening to us and that's what would you wanna help you so. I'm gonna suggest she got 12 spots available on the phone want to a sikh couple folks at particles in. You know what he spots left if you want to keep your question and nails the best time to do that a salute to keep you few housekeeping items. What you Jon quick car or great steel producer put you on hold turn your radio down. You can actually listens to the show won your phone you knocked in this anything promise. Because if you listen to the radio and listen to what's on your phone saint argued you confused in it's it's not going to be insane this cycle works so turn the radio bailed. Don't put us on speakerphone don't use in the blue plate Bluetooth devices. You know do feel fresh oil all the phone interior. And look at you as soon as quickly as you can. You have a question when we keep in attacks it's 87870. From the beginning to text. As well as your phone calls right after this brief commercial who got a lot more than home shoot home improvement show left to go. We'll be right back after this here on the negates it. Welcome back to the home pretty so so glad you're with us let's go straight to phone lines speak with Lenny. They Laney good morning welcome to the show coming up the. And yeah there. Are warning. All are at or. I. Got out. Or air. Lock our. Our hat on eye on are now what. Why opt. Out. Miss him so what is that it take concrete slab. The cut hmmm. So here's what's happening you have more shoe that's coming through the concrete foundation. And. Carpet and padding allows water vapor the calm through however when you put something down a box. Or a plastic storage container or something directly against the country. It's that's not alone that water vapor to permeate. Through it the slowing down trying. In its loan them the more should transfer in a Sloan though Warner. Well that moisture to accumulate between the top side of the country and whatever you putting on top of a box that likes of those plastic storage containers. I've actually seen people even home. It there's pieces of furniture where they get large feet and right there are Clooney the foot is wet in the in the the part that. Doesn't have and if that would directly against it it also it Strider. And that white milky chalky stuff is it is the moisture is coming to the country. So how how old Hoosier house. Okay so our home. Win a house is a an in in in. You know normally doesn't start happening around the upper thirties to low forties. Of of a slab age that when Tom went to before they wouldn't concrete they were putting plastic panel. In I was acting as a vapor water vapor barrier. I don't know about you know 353740. Years old that they prepares starts to deteriorate. Or if you've ever hit any plumbing work completed and we don't leave your house. Would have total meet your home in room and replaced plumbing what you that your house elevated war our level there are. And repaired like that does have the foundation repairs. A lot of Tom that they prepared becomes damaged so you have more sure it's come through so. My suggestion to you is that there is a few things you can do. Make absolutely certain. That you don't have any ball Rainwater. Giving underneath your home make sure you get a positive rate and drew were in a drainage away from the foundation your house. You may have to head gutters or extend the down spikes that spoke security at cutters away from house Michener award is sitting against that. Make shall any voids in the house and water is pulling in the the foundation. It in the next thing you would like to do is to you use a type of flooring that wet so water paper com room. In one become a distraught use those those types. We are dimension carpet padding allows water vapor to you to travel through. The permeated through it but also natural stones at the same way Brooke papers Trabant scenes. Some ceramics that all ceramic tiles not all porcelain tiles. But definitely not sheet linoleum. Definitely not. The plastic laminate flooring. Definitely not a wood floor that as they parlay your things finished those of things to avoid. Because the the old sheet linoleum. The plastic laminate flooring. The pre finish flooring or even efficient place with a whole year thing finishes. All slow mail or prevent. The permutations that water vapor intrusion and due to get damaged. And so you wanna get on top flooring that is. Paper from people what's it called the paper open. At. This not. About the by all. A lot on it. That Leo and I or. World. That model like this like that they achieve little notes referring to it's not all what do they become. Now there are some there are some products you can put on top of the concrete. There's some two point oxy products that you control on that they're not 100%. They teach you. Step in the right direction and one of them in the concrete slab but it doesn't. That a 100%. So even if I use that type of part or would hardly suggests using finished Laurie it's water vapor able. What does not have those two things who's talked. Oh. The book projects argued that bad news the better pitcher now than later if you are all the time I've put them in Florida and it's destroyed. To be disappointed in you. Thank you advocate that it was with the next caller speak with John hey John good morning welcome to the show. The morning well. I have a question. Got flooded back in March and August REM that it that it can in the out. And on my interior wall. Like between the courtroom them my one back through it should set paneling and Womack in the law could take ate pizza. That powerful and sheets and lay it up again there is activity sound barrier. So that went like. We don't hear that TV in the yep after more or announced yet John Thain. So you would wanna go to our approach you would go with the particles sale board. Okay. And sail board is sort of a different. It's it's a softer product when you see it you'll see him talk about is where a full report. Some towns actually makes this notation. On attenuation worse because it bounces off this outlook on storms so those frequencies. And doesn't bounce off in. Something else to join you they would consider is an article why rock. It's it's it it's just like reckless you rock but it has some Sam attenuation properties meeting to its call why rock in it's it's locally available. Let's see that the cop thinking of the keeps its stock is. Interior exterior. You Mayo some technical problem resorts are you've been boxed or an answer Dexter keeps that stock that quiet rock. Some parents you may want to consider. Is. Used he takes a month base fob a class that installation. Missing and face it brown Kraft papers on it's is not the glass everywhere in manually you'll need you know one of war. Insulation separate hot and cold you do wanna percent attenuation improvements. In that it. Aren't eleven you know its opinion xmas like an hour eleven. And put it front in the center of the wall cavity is is that wall framing his other two before tuba six. Guys that you wanna try and put it in the sinner in Harlem's Phillip most three instead stood. But try to keep it in the sinners but she and so between beef on face vocalist that. The sale award. You'll greatly improved. Or use. The frequencies at them through. One of manage expectations don't that is. The reason I used the words down attenuation that sale proof. Is because it'll never ever peace no proof used to each year. Some of them on the blue bases and some of the higher frequencies. Open it it will. Helped a lot better yeah mail. Right actually you know vote almonds are room and she's you know in the bathroom I don't hear the water running virtue of that in the media you know. Let's let the rollout. Right net our biggest thing is we're trying to clear what we can do it. On the on the couple walls to that you know prevent itself from government through. Yeah like that prevent it would you agree that reduces. It. I agree there at our project thank you art. And you know John brought a good point and I want to start the shall listen and failed to do it uses. You just mentioned you flooded march sales of quality in August. We do know quite a few listeners that received some damage from the news trees weakened. Certainly when they were and that starts off with that distracted. And it didn't do so if you have questions. Apollo working with insurance companies or your adjuster vertical load unions question the vote. Wars if you were questioning if you need eaten make a claim. By all means please call. Mute. You some some nations make an informed decision on. How to proceed with that process. The school to the phone lines and speak with Michael. And Michael good morning welcome to show. Commitment. Let's figure out about rush hour and number eight bike except hot Nicole bona. Yes it's buy it worked out perfect it point eight thank you so much. So what was America was it any debris that single file or delta O ring was Lamas was it. Now it is and it's sad and those things that stillness that does its fight those circles with that I. We begin like on it. You know. So it's all right you know blend in more hot water than coal water sue you got a much better feeling temperature it's cool. It's perfect yeah. On conflict thanks so much out who. You some brownie points you Weis and you can bet I want to welcome like smoking and all the way out it like Sheila. He is one that Colin Powell solid like that you thank you so much. Thanks see you know we sit at our house right when we do brunt of points to my wife my eyes is they expire at midnight you know Carol the next days if you do something good you take advantage of that day before midnight so. Yeah look at it now. I've got a good to call thanks for the feedback eleven collecting and give us some luck. Some results of of their improvements listen if you have a question about home improvements and repairs. Or things have stumped just like micro Sydney from last year and a half of the deal with. Not so hot water in my Shaw wore a one that it may that's what we do that the devices Parikh. The next week or between their own 12 o'clock let you view that phone number it's 2601872601870. What you consensus text. At 878 Seve speak in which let me go check on Koppel these tax. This is a clean my tub in in the two weeks the spots we're back in this scene location. Is a new do and how to get rid of it. New boy he could be no do it if you're using bleach. Then all you're really doing it's it's an organic product organic growth are with bush turning clear you know and actually killing it. So what do you could ask you to do is go to our web site. Paul's house dot com. When we get the pulse house dot com there's a blog. In the the blog posting you can see where we did some postings for the folks who flooded back in March and August. About how to read mediate some organic growth in this some web sites and some links thus living systems in this leaks and that some advice. Or how to deal with organic growth and it doesn't just turn it clear at that point and actually repeat kills it mediated in reduces the risk becoming back. And of course with the with the bathroom. It's a high level oyster area that you you wouldn't use that bathroom exhaust me and closed the bathroom to war. Oh you keep took the that left other court or off from the rest of the house. Use that that exhausts me why you taken ashore and also and he's still what 1520 minutes after you turn optional Phelps off. But to get rid of that moisture heartless folks would go to CBS news break the welcome back SE Richard. Is on the line also see text will get some rest of us. Welcome back to show so glad you are listening here in the big 87. Where. Answering questions dealing with home improvement. And efficiency. Repairs. Meaning into a proud of total Raza doesn't matter. You have those type questions please give call. That number is 26 so 170. Or you can sense attacks at 8787. LP happy to answer your questions. Let's go back to the phone lines and speak with Richard. It's. Nice and tight ball and that it. And laying it. It. Bit. Which some guys here so let's take my advice. Compared true. The old tiger. You orbit. Just knowing. That the problem and but I'm at Illinois and that's our website. And just like yeah. There's a lot of questions. And interpret it. But actually. Achieve that from myself my god. Yeah. Today this week on the question of course and new players. It breaks my simulators. It was a chance. News but I did actually. A possible package that night game. Don't the homeowners. And if so do yourself first and they're subject to some blood relation. Lots and that's what keeps war percent annually him. Did you did you complete dialogue material. That I about it and yet it's. That Marshall. I'm. Partial but the important thing. We condominium and in the third. And you're not gonna do. It actually. At. You know. My biggest challenge Richard it is the second floor. All the master bedroom and slice it's above that in the woods during this time crossed liking you know kids are kids look at that. You can excellence and they'll put them at. Yes and a I don't get it out so well. About Ayman Al bicycle. They simply that it makes them look to learn what do you do it. You certainly can't pursue that right let's speak with Curtis net acres of mourning this you know. You're born my question is I am an eight. Like too much written all insulation on. The roof all raptors. All of you who I'd put a ruler of brilliance of loans that you know. People obviously that can't recordable but now than. The that same those of us know what ya. Groan about. Good question. Let me ask you a few cooler front questions before right do you view my opinions or of pros and cons of each product. Where is your recognition equipment and duct work located. In the end is this new construction or existing house. Coca. How old is your commission system. Or. Forty years ago. I'm presuming that air condition was sized for your existing. Amount of heat internal heat extra heat for your house so when you make in the images efficiency improvement. Where there's the cellulose a spray foam we have some sizing challenges. For the air conditioned size. What do make sure that it doesn't short cycle when it runs I want to run long enough. Now to remove the heat in Saudi your house but also seem to run along the blue oyster. And filtered the year blended in also reached a point of of energy efficiency. Because when when your oversize. You'd you don't have the seer rating in the efficiency of your investment. Sometimes you don't run longer enough removed them oyster or enough moisture. And then it doesn't run long enough also to the filtered turn over the years under house. So weak that's certainly a concern Amman. On another question. Gas heat or he'd call or let he without he ball. People Oca wood but to water heaters at their electric or gas. All right. Can you give you every square inch or your roof on it's an all accessible from the attic. OK so. In general I would say it and of course summits in the moment and just in general would describe to me you can your home's a candidate for spray phone. Those questions of tech questions that should be asked if anyone has an existing house. Considering scrape moment if you're spray foam install was not asking those questions. Than than doing your service to doing a disservice. What is your general. We're a little girl or tomorrow. How old assurance. Or. Or certainly weirdo. Okay is an asphalt shingle roof for motorists. Are O Esposito OK so when you. Insulate underneath the roof decking or if you use a radiant barrier. Out of one of those products shortens the duke of life for the roof about eight to 10%. And that happens is a very Palin. And so. The inning you efficiency benefits of having me on that at some recognition attic. For outweigh. The loss of life that 23 years the very end of life with a single anyway. So that's not you know years ago people used to concern about it there's enough. Dueling signs Mason says that that's not that big concern. Listen Curtis we get to go to commercial break but a more which you wanna hold on to come back. It finished talk about the advantages and disadvantages of spring home spray foam verses cellulose so. Come to hold don't go to where it will be right back to the home could soon after its. Welcome back to the home approved so ripe for the break we're speaking with Curtis. There were discussing options a break on with the roof line. For cellulose and the attic other traditionally meant that. So current slump because it's it's Jason talk about the events of one over the other. Because your recognition equipment is located in that attic space. And you have the people and you have electric water heaters. And east and every square inch. If you Rupp stepped covering from the outside walls always the peak to the rage you certainly or candidate for spray foam. Because of bandits of creating a semi condition invented addict. Is that the impact when your conditioning equipment and you don't work. It's far less than they traditionally expected adequate insulation that the floor the attic at the ceiling joists. So that's the pin could damage the energy savings. Is a problem. Because of the lesser impact your recognition system the consequence that's what kinda discussed before was the sizing issues. Com YouTube because now you have less heat in your attic. So less heat is giving to the dock work into the equipment so therefore less heat eventually or ultimately would not in soccer how's the neighborhood. He gains and losses we're your duct system. So that's something we we certainly be cautious so. Now cellulose in the attic at the attic toward the ceiling Joyce. In in this is true for fiberglass or cellulose a rock wool. Or maybe actually got a text come in and that was asking about rocks all home insulation it doesn't matter with the product it is. In the traditionally fibrous insulation. In order for the folks in right you have to have me. On the truck the constant consistent here see you at the ceiling. All your top play penetration incher in extra Waltz Copley polls for infrastructure of got to be field and an air sealed. In the other ceiling penetration in the ceiling space recessed can lights ceiling fans home theater speakers. In the opening in its suit has got to be airtight before you enslave the sealing order would be effective. He a foot you mentioned twelve it is cellulose. Is they look or value presuming. That you have a good air sealed and you have attic ventilation come in the outer walls. Don't inhibit or block it at relishing commits a serious offense and of course exhaust at the ridge and in the and you have a good balance between intake air. And exhausting here for Alex revelation. Your kitchen hood in you that exhaust fans of that it outside the addict. So you can get a good product separate hide attic. From the living space down below with a traditionally insulated. Insulation fibers loosely set ceiling. The disadvantages. You putting your recognition equipment and you don't quirk in the hottest harshest place in the gulf south. And that's a 130 or forty degree yet. Home so I'm a fan of the advent its in my condition attic space. When you can do it and do it right in again I'm not eternal would you describe to me is certainly sounds like you're a candidate for spread. Gold. Don't let any media frequently. There it would be. Eight conditioned area. Also move. Two statements later that it would all be ventilated properly for the they're so there will be. What ever that ambient temperature is an addict. Run please run fast. And don't do that column. You don't want that you don't wanna connect it to the outside in order for a semi condition at a two. Work and function of golf soft on its gotta be air tight it's got to be separate from the outside conditions because we have so much outside moisture. I don't know who you talk to but they don't understand the bill in science or maybe you misunderstood what he said. We call call a sister company in nineteen corporate solutions. ECS dot com BCS. EC that's. Dot GS website easiest ideas and let them come what got you in educator at some buildings sides are folks we're gonna go back to not the Commerce Group come back. We're gonna talk all the phones don't go to where will rep packet that is. Welcome back to the show those great streak to Fo want to speak with Paul. People thank you for holding on how can we help. It. Day. Home remodeling. A program arch or import generated starter. Out birdie. It's carport and listeners in the after. Situation and the only an inch and a you're trying to. At all. Former compound. And yet it. In my career systems out there were any experience with. Our future in the system. Yeah I have to tell you Paul that I use administrative system in in the past but this system might use. Was for whole house and they know it would have mastery but it also would. Would pulpit because it was in the hilly part of the new with a policy Tammy Paris. So the the treatment plant for the the for the subdivision was. Remote locations who'd master rated. In it would puppet and attitudes. The treatment plant that was set different elevation in the home. Her car note they they work well. They do require maintenance and a maintenance three. I've never use one those specifically. At eight bullet for only one and happened stream pipe that. I am not double what it I think I would have to you cautioned that homeowner on how to use it. Is it just threw everything there and that bullet. They expect to work for instance human development female tournament product you can throw down the drain and led a lot of the metric is Jim the system. So there you. I don't wanna boarded the dismay education needs to come with that in order some homeowners assembly problems. Is is their style this year that it might allow them all in yeah you hear yes sir you know it's not real loud your the air and no doubt about it. Oca under or so I'm but the my client who had let alone a researcher. Absolutely not gonna go good question go to plums files NASA's questions and educate yourself we'll be right back the second now after this.

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