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China and Japan Tied for Most Gold Medals so Far in Olympics

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China and Japan Tied for Most Gold Medals so Far in Olympics

AMC Settles ‘Walking Dead’ Lawsuit With Darabont, CAA for $200 Million

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AMC Settles ‘Walking Dead’ Lawsuit With Darabont, CAA for $200 Million

Multiple Deaths Confirmed as Cable Car Falls in Italy

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00:23 sec | 1 year ago

Multiple Deaths Confirmed as Cable Car Falls in Italy

"Car has fallen off a mountain in northern Italy, killing at least nine people. ABC is Meghan Williams says At least two other people were hurt. The cable car usually takes 20 minutes to transport passengers to about 5000 FT. Above sea level up the motel Tony Mountain. The whole cable structure had been reportedly upgraded five years ago. The cable cars cable snapped near the summit. While it was a high above the ground,

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04:58 min | 1 year ago

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"Find Dean Sharp. The house whisper. Welcome home. Hey, can I say something? I don't normally ever talk about emails that I get other than emails that are super positive on. That's the vast majority of the time. You guys are fantastic. Our listeners are the best all 12 of them. Are fantastic listeners and we get a lot of kudos and a lot of love. And so we feel that constantly. Every once in a while, we get, you know, you know any mail. And I just want Oh, mention this one. I'm not going to mention any names. I received an email this week after spending some time with a handle on Wednesday morning. On the email. The just of it was that there you go again talking about first world, uh, luxury items that what was the gist of it was, you know that are that's all I ever talk about. Well, number one. No, it's not in any way, shape or form all they ever talk about. But I do want to address this one thing. I know when we do shows like today's show when I'm talking about various products. Quite often. I am going to share with you things that are outside of your economic reach. I understand that. But by the way, I'm a home designer. This is what I do. I'm a luxury home does a custom home designer so we reach across the entire spectrum and Secondarily and this is the main point here. When I share something with you on the show. It isn't just for the you know, for the sake of waving in front of your face, a product that is so expensive and so out of your reach that you'll never be able to attain it. When I share something with you, it's It's a way of saying, Hey, I want you to be aware that this technology this idea this concept is out there. And the reason why that's important is that in the last 20 years, we have seen a massive acceleration of what I call the democratization of design and product manufacturing in the building industry, and that is just a big, old fancy way of saying. What is cutting edge and luxury and expensive today? Yeah, There's a very, very good chance that you will see that affordably priced and sitting on the shelf at home Depot in about a year. I mean, honestly speaking. Ah, lot of it goes that way, eh? So I'm just giving you the heads up. The other reason is, I want you to be aware of the way that appeared design aesthetic thinks because you can always find a ways of adapting to your own situation. Some of these loftier ideas. I've built an entire half of my career. The whispering half of my career has been about taking high end design concepts and applying them to middle class homes. Not always in the same way. Exactly. But the concept holds true, even if the materials change or the products change, So I just want to make that clear to everybody that you know I'm not here to just talk to you about fancy shmancy stuff all the time, but to keep you In the loop as to what's coming and what's out there. So I'm gonna close today's list and believe me, there's so much more to cover. That's why we're doing it tomorrow as well. So join us 9 to 11 tomorrow, and I will continue showing you the things that came out of this week's international builder's show. But I was impressed with this and this is covert relevant as well. Big ass fans. That's the name of the company. Not just it's also description of their fans. Big ass fans we're talking about ceiling fans has come up with what they call a U. V. C clean air disinfection technology, and it's simply this. There is a UV light fixture on the topside of the fan that sprays invisible not it's not a black lights like to make things in the room glow invisible UV up against the ceiling. Okay, not down on you giving you a unwanted unveiling tiered for tan. OK up against the ceiling. It's totally safe, but and you think well, why? What's the point UV light sterilizes viruses and bacteria. It is a air sterilization. So you turn on a ceiling fan and the ceiling fan churns up the air in the room. The air that's down where you are will find its way up to the ceiling. And when it gets up to the ceiling up against the fan blades up above the fan blades, it passes through the UV zone. And Lot of the contaminants in that air is neutralized. How much? How effective is this? It is 90% reduction.

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06:01 min | 1 year ago

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"Dean Sharp. The house whisper. All right, Layla, I've got an update on Tina's dream. Okay. Her bread Pitt dream. She stepped out of the studio. So I have the freedom to tell this now, eh? So apparently the last thing that she was doing was fiddling with her phone last night before she fell asleep. She saw some story about Jennifer Aniston on set somewhere, and there was a mystery individual in the back of her trailer laying down and there was all the Nation that it must be Brad Pitt must be Brad Pitt. Brandon Jenner back, you know on then she fell asleep and heard subsequent dream was that she was at our house. Somehow trying to On Social media. You know, tamp down the rumor mill, and there's a knock at the front door and Brad Pitt is at the front door and and she's telling bread. Can't get to the door right now. I'm too busy. So basically, she couldn't answer the door. Even though she knew Brad Pitt was at the door. She wouldn't answer the door because she was too busy trying to work on the the rumor that Brad and Jennifer were back together again. And there you go. I like that story. That was a good dream. And that's that, so he wasn't trapped in a wall like you said, or something. Or like, I don't know. I don't know how I got. So here's the Here's the truth. The truth is, she caught me. I wasn't listening. I was just kind of Gonna catch up, Okay? And I was thinking about something else. All right, There we go. All right. When last we left you We had Bill on the line. And I hope Bill is still on the line. Is Bill still Bill? You still there, buddy? I'm still here. All right. Sorry. Just had Tonto give that critical. Brad Pitt Dream update. So, Bill has got a couple of balconies on his house. There's wood rotting underneath. Now they're starting to drip and leek and whoever has done the balcony work has got concrete up on top of the balcony, and Bill wants to know he's tried everything in the world. He wants to know what he can you put on this concrete to seal it. But here's Here's my concern, Bill. Let me just deconstruct this thing back to a day One Here is how the balcony any balcony, Every balcony should be or deck. Whatever it is, that is waterproof should be created. I don't really care what's on top. I don't care if it's concrete. It could be tile. It could be stone. Whatever you can put anything on top of a balcony that the balcony will structurally support in terms of its weight. Uh, analysis, but When the balcony was first built. You got the framing members underneath. You got the choice coming out. Then you've got the plywood or that she even put on top of that, right at that moment after the shaving is in place. That balcony should have had a complete waterproof membrane run across it tied in sealed with flashing on the on the edges. And then flashed up inside and underneath whatever the wall surface on the houses, in other words, before concrete or tile or stone or wood, or anything else was put on that sucker. That waterproof membrane just like a roof. We treat waterproof balconies, just like we treat roofs. Should have a complete water resistant. What? Er proof membrane. Right down on the framing that will forever repel water because because whatever material you put on its stone concrete or what have you The assumption is that that material is not itself going to be waterproof it maybe water resistant, maybe water repellent, but it's not waterproof, especially Concrete concrete is just a giant stone sponge. It's porous. There are capital Aires inside of concrete water moves right through it. And so I had to set that up for you, Bill because I've got to be the bearer of bad news. The chances of you sealing up This concrete to the point where you don't get any more leaks coming through, or water intrusion is very, very unlikely. Because it's just it is porous by nature. Now you could spend money attempting to seal the concrete. You could put epoxy coatings on his many edges. Insides as you can get to And that may help. But my point is, it's not going to solve the systemic problem, which is deeper than the skin of the balcony itself. Especially if you're looking up from underneath at that sheathing material and you're seeing rot there. That means we've had moisture sitting against that plywood. Sitting against that cheating for a good amount of time enough for fungal properties to start taking a route and to start eating at the carbohydrates in wood, and that is not a good situation. The on leeway that that's going to be dealt with is By getting to it, cutting those sections out and not letting it move any further. And I have no assurance that Simply sealing the concrete on top is going to stop that from happening. Well, the concrete itself is raw concrete. There's no paint. There isn't anything on that. So which is even worse. Correct and I'm on social Security. So just be even a can of paint is the challenge that tear down both of these balconies and redecorating is Only 8 $10,000. I'm guessing Yeah, I just wanted to, uh minimize right now. I don't know if I should put linoleum down over the top of this thing. And.

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06:21 min | 1 year ago

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"You are home with Dean Sharp. The house whisper. That's me. Little midnight oil there, Sam. Nice haven't heard that one in a while. All right, design conventions versus design rules. What's the difference? Can we tell sometimes, as sometimes the line between the two are gray, but it's important to know because Rules are meant to be followed. Young man. Young lady rules are meant to be followed on and if they really is a rule, we really shouldn't break it. But if it's just a convention disguised as a rule, 00 its days are numbered. That allows us Ah lot of creative control. But the question is, which is which. So we've been going through a few examples. This is this whole conversation today is really just intended to spark your imagination and get you thinking about The things that you are of facing as you stare at creative solutions for your own home. Certainly I'm not going to be able to cover. All of them were just scratching the surface. What's another one? How about this? This one annoys the bejesus out of me. Keep would away from water We don't do would countertops anymore. It's you know, it's the 21st century. Is that a ruler convention that is totally just a convention. Tina's just shaking her head. That's a convention. Tina, Grab, grab your mike. Real quick, very quickly. I want you to tell our 12 listeners how you feel about the walnut countertops that you've got in your kitchen. I love them. And we've only oiled them. We haven't you know, done the full Coat them in a polyurethane or anything like that. They've just their raw wood. They're just boiled with mineral oil with butcher block mineral oil. Yes. And they are next to the sink, and they get wet constantly. And they're beautiful. You were just telling me the other day of all the materials that we've ever used for countertops. You thought the wood would be I thought it would be the one that the thing that Failed, or there would be the most work to keep up or that you'd have to baby the most. And and what has happened? No, no, no. Love it. Love it. All right. There you go s Ono on and this makes sense. Uh, No. I have said this before, and I'll say it again. There's some kinds of wood that probably shouldn't get wet like your hardwood floor. OK, it's not good to have excess moisture or have a flood on expect your hardwood to hold up. But that's not the kind of stuff we're talking about. I'm talking about countertop material. I'm talking about inch and a half, two inch or thicker. Countertop material. And when I say a countertop, please don't confuse that with Oh butcher Block Butcher Block is not a wooden countertop. It is a type Of wooden countertop it. It's a style. It is usually Mabel in general, nine times out of 10 on its small blocks or strips of maple that have all been glued together. Basically, it's scrap or waste maple that has been glued together, and it's kind of a patchwork quilt of seems and all of that. That is not the kind of countertops that we've got in our kitchen or that I usually put in. When I do would counters for clients. We have two inch thick in finish. It started out thicker and I finished it down to two inches, two inches thick. Walnut planks that are so seemed together that actually just feels like one piece of wood of which there are all sorts of opportunities these days to get just a single piece of wood. So it's not splotchy. It's not blocky. It's not doesn't have a bunch of lines and it's very elegant. And here's the thing. It's incredibly inexpensive when you compare it with Even ceramic tile. On a countertop and especially Saves a lot of money in regards to stones or the those those kinds of thing. Quartz synthetic countertops. Wood is almost always going to be more expensive and just is durable. I don't know. I don't know about that. I'm not sure about the whole would next to water thing. You're right. You're right. I'm wrong. All I would point you to is, let's see what would be a good example the entire history of sailing the planet, you know boats. In water. Yeah. Large plank would conduce just fine. Getting wet and and can they be abused? Yes, they can. Can you scratch it? Yes, you can do are their limitations. There is no counter material that doesn't have limitations. So just accept that Two inch thick countertop if you take a 32nd of an inch off of it in order to sand it down the last three years worth of scratches. Guess how many times you can do that? Like 50 50 times, you know, over the years, three years worth of scratches and door, little scuffs all go away. And guess what, you get that you don't get with the stone or courts a brand new Gorgeous would counter top again. Yeah. Convention. That's all I'm saying. Convention. It's for the bold among you. But it is in fact, a convention. Uh, you know, when we come back, I want to talk about whether the laundry Belongs in the kitchen. Or In a bathroom. Or whether it's supposed to have its own little area. Laundry rooms. Have to be by themselves. They can't be in the kitchen. They can't be in a bathroom, rule or convention. We'll talk about that when we return your home with Dean Sharp. The house whisper Rob Newton. Several.

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08:42 min | 1 year ago

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"Home with Dean Sharp. The house whisper. We're talking about emergency power today and I would normally go right to the phones at this segment. I'm just going to delay that one segment with you because I want to get through the preliminary list and dive a little bit deeper into what you need to know in order to set up the best possible emergency power situation for you. Like I said in the last segment, there's no one right answer to this question. There is only the right one for you. And that's why based on my experience at Home Depot this last Tuesday, looking at scattered shoppers totally confused and having no idea what even to do with the generator that they were buying or whether they were buying the right one. It just struck me that I haven't spoken with you about this before, Not in this level of detail, and it's important so and I think we just We just heard a news story right where people are complaining about the way that Edison and PG knee are just shutting down the lines. Any time they're running gun shy anytime there's any risk whatsoever. Appropriate by the way that it was that the mayor of Seamy Valley that we heard someone from Simi Valley It's appropriate that he's complaining because he's absolutely right. There are gusty winds in Simi Valley all the time. In fact, the mayor of theme valley Yes, it was the Marissa. Yeah, see me. Yeah, See me. S M s. I am I is the to mash Indian word for wind. See me Valley is literally windy Valley and so for them, especially It feels completely arbitrary for you know what? When does the power get shut down now, when the winds air above 30, That's like just a Tuesday for us out here. So anyway, it's happening more and more and more and you are going to be more and more inconvenience and the power companies are certainly not doing a good job of notifying us Now. We got notification all weekend long. That we might be in a intentional shutdown zone. You might be you might be. We might shut your power down. We might but you know what? We what? We weren't told in any of the notifications. We weren't told that if we shut your power down, we're planning on doing it for up to three days. On Lee after the power went out. When did Tina go onto the Edison website and found that in our zone, the power was, yes, we intentionally shut you down and it it may be restored may be restored by this was Tuesday may be restored by Thursday at noon. There was no notification. What's what's so anyway? All of that to say? It's a good idea to have a plan so The three things we need to know the three essentials that we need to know in order to begin the conversation. As I said before the break, add up the wattage is of the devices that you need or want to have running simultaneously. Okay? Any generator could handle one at a time. But simultaneously, that's when it adds up that helps you get a sense of the kind of power output. You need your generator to have number two and this is a tricky one. You've got to consider sound, okay? Sound is measured in units called decibels. DB The higher the decibel level. The louder the noise, Okay, you need to know this. It works a lot like earthquakes, the decibel scale. The increase in the decibel scale. It means that for every increase of 10 Is a sound that is actually 10 times more intense. Okay, so you think? Oh, well, um you know, 65 decibels, and that's what this generator says. And this one over here, that's way less expensive. Says 75 that well, it's only 10 decibels louder than this one at and it's like $500 less expensive, so we'll just get this one. Well, you just need to know. The difference of 65 decibels and 75 decibels is 10 times as loud. Okay? Not just a fraction. No. 65 to 75 10 times as loud and so every click on the decibel scale matters a lot, and here is where it really becomes an issue. Larger generators can be really loud and most communities almost I would I would guarantee the community you live in unless you were off in a rural area. Most communities have noise ordinances and most in Southern California of those ordinances hover around 65 decibels during the day. And 55 at night after a certain time in the evening, seven or eight o'clock, sometimes nine o'clock at night around here, I think it's nine o'clock. There's a cut off where there has to be a 10. Decibel drop after 9 P.m. until seven in the morning. Okay, So what does that mean? It means that you can be cited, and those citations congee 500 bucks for a noise Nuisance. Issue if you are making noise louder than that, well, A 75 decibel. Generator running in the middle of the night is going to keep your neighbors up if your neighbors or anywhere near by, and by the way, most of the noise ordinances are measured. At the property boundary. Not the front, not the front yard. Not this. Not this sidewalk, and you say, Well, just put my my generator in the backyard. No, no, It's also your side property boundaries as well. So if your generator is sitting in your side yard of your house and your side yards, only 5 ft. Okay, so technically, the noise of your generator gets measured. Act the property line between you and your neighbor, right? So sound is an issue that you really need to be aware of. When you are purchasing a generator. They are all labeled. With a decibel rating. Some of the big ones so you have to search for because they're not selling that generator based on its noise, they're selling it based on its power outage, its power output. And so, but you can get that info on all of them. But sound is an issue so it may sound great. Have a 10,000 watt generator running in your yard. Because, you know, my my whole house can run as if it was just No power outages all. Well, That's fine. Um You're going to get a citation for disturbing the peace. That's just the way it works. The final thing is, you have to choose your fuel source for your generator, and there are basically three available to you. There is number one gasoline fill up a generator tank with gasoline. And there goes the second one these days is propane where you can run generators off of you know those propane tanks that you would run your barbecue grill off of and the third is natural gas. Hooking your generator directly into your natural gas line. They all have advantages. They all have disadvantages you can imagine, but choosing the fuel type, and there are some generators that air dual fuel and that's great, too. But choosing your fuel type is an important part of making that generator selection, all right. There we go. Had to get that out. That gets us ready for the next set of issues, which is what kind of generators and backup batteries are out there. We will do that. When we return to the subject, But up next your calls your home with Dean Sharp. The house was for Layla Mohammed as a restaurant and grocery store workers consigned up for the covert 19 vaccine in Long Beach, where 2000 doses will be available. As of Monday, A state parole board panel has recommended parole.

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01:31 min | 1 year ago

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"The fifties for the L. A basin in the O. C. The valleys and the I eat as well as along the coast. Expect temperatures in the upper forties in the high desert, and we're looking at low thirties in the mountains. Right now it is 50 and Buena Park 48 in Yorba Linda 48 in West Hollywood and 46 in Northridge. We lead local life from the K If I 24 hour news room, I'm Layla Mohammed. Here we go. Can if I am 6 40 live everywhere on the I heart radio app. Good Saturday morning to you, my early, rising friend Welcome home. I'm Dean Sharp. The house whisper custom homebuilder, Custom home designer. Yeah, That's me. Here for you as an advocate..

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06:18 min | 1 year ago

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"Dean sharp, the house whisper forever occupying the space between the world as it is. The world as it should be, because that's my idea of home. You're listening to home where every week we help you better understand that place where it is. You are living. Hey, I know it's early, but I want to hear about what's going on with your home today. So coming up in just a few minutes. Let's go to the phones and talk, Shall we? The lines are open now. So now's your chance jump into the queue the number to reach me at 833 to ask Dean 833 to ask. Dean. Anything you want to talk about regarding your home. You got a construction question. You've got to design question A d I y issue Whatever. The whole spectrum. Call me and let's talk about it, all right? Back to our list of new stuff. Here's a quickie. And it should make sense. The website that I want you to go to and take a look at these guys are is called Fire. NATO. I'm sorry. The Fire NATO fire like F i r e NATO and a video like it was a tornado of fire. You know, I'm saying and the reason that it's named that because the product line is called fire NATO, I just think it's a really useful issue in Uh, Spiral gas log burners. Okay, so it's still winter time. There's still a chance that you want to. Ah, light up the fireplace, especially if you have a gas log set, and if you have a gas, log said, then you've probably struggled from time to time over the years with the idea of like, how realistic is that flame in there? One of the reasons why A gas log flame is not as realistic as it could be, is because gas log burners are traditionally straight pipes. They are the gas supply pipe in there is just a straight line, and it has to move up through the silica sand. That's around it. So that disperses the flame a little bit, but not too much. Still, the flame is pretty much coming in through a straight line, and then it has to wrap up around the logs and, yeah, it's fine. Yeah, it's fine. But we want more than fine. Don't wait. That's we're always striving for that here on the program, so The fire. NATO gas burner is simply that it's a pan that produces the flame for underneath your gas logs. But these burners are not a straight line. They are, in fact three spiral burners, which means that they will distribute some flame towards the back of the logs. The central logs the front of the logs. In a what appears to be an incredibly random pattern. And as a result, you get away more realistic flame coming up through your gas long so you can check that stuff out and the same by the way holds true for your outdoor circular fire pit. Which they also sell burners for so find that at the fire NATO dot com All right. One more item here in the well, this one. This one kind of stands apart. I'm now going to speak to all of the you who have ever thought you know what I am going to try and install a new door. I'm gonna fix the hinges put in new hinges, adjust a latch or just put in a new door altogether. Front door. Interior doors doesn't matter. Uh, If you've noticed The art of installing a door is far far trickier than it first appears. Why? Because you have this large vertical rectangle that his only attached to the house on one side And that vertical rectangle does not. By definition sit down on the floor. It is up above the floor, and as a result, it wants to just fall. Gravity wants to pull it all wonky as you're trying to make really precise adjustments to it. So what would be of help to this? Well, let me tell you 35 years of doing finished carpentry work. Uh, the I have special pair of boots that I use. Uh, I just gotten used to the fact that the soul on my red wings are a certain thickness. And so what I'll do was when I'm hanging the door and getting it prepped to actually Go up on its hinge. I will literally set one of my my foot. In fact, it's my right foot almost always off to the side. I will prop the door up on the edge of my soul and then lifted up just enough so that it sits straight in the opening. That takes some practice. Let me tell you, there's a better way. Now. There is a tool out there made by door stud door stud. I think the website is door stud dot com and they are door hanging skates. What they are. Is these these two wheeled skates that have a little slot in the middle that adore rests down in and each of the wheels on the skates is adjustable. So basically imagine setting a door down inside these two little jigs, and now it's sliding around on wheels that are adjustable. You can raise it up. Just to the right height off the floor just to the right height and roll it into the jam so that it's not a falling one direction or the other and it will sit there stable level plumb. And at the proper height for you to do all of the adjustments. It's just, uh, worthy of honorable mention this morning. I'm so impressed with these guys door hanging skate jigs. All right, when we come back Why don't we were either going to take a call or I'm going to talk to you about a brand new washer dryer combo that's out there on the market. You are home with Dean Sharp. The house whisper up next. More good stuff and your calls. Rob.

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07:28 min | 1 year ago

"dean sharp" Discussed on KFI AM 640

"It is a headquarters for a life and a beautiful home is all about on extension of living a beautiful life. Otherwise, why would we do it? S Oh, there you go. Today on the program. We are discussing this phrase. It was this way when we bought it. The apology that I've received so many times from so many folks as you've shown me your homes. In other words. The fact that you've inherited somebody else's mistake that they've made on your home, whether it was a design mistake. More structural construction air, Whatever that may be. There are so many of these kinds of things that I thought it would be great to take the weekend. Actually, today's show and tomorrow show and continue to talk about them. So we've talked about room additions that destroy light and flow and how important it is to restore light and flow to those House darkening patio Cover's patio covers are so Damn Turkey, they really are. And here's the reason why Ah patio cover. Is designed primarily for shade. Some of you have designed or one of patio cover in order to keep rain off the patio s O understandable Got it. The problem with the patio cover. It is a stationary, static element. And it is designed to provide protection from something that's always moving. You understand the trick there. Ah, Patio Cover is a stationary, static element designed to hopefully provide protection from something that's always moving, meaning the sun. The sun is always rising, always setting, always changing its angle of a sunlight. Always changing where the shade is going to be. And so I would say on the list of things that get the may be the most common things that people do for their homes. Patio Cover's would be near the top and on the list of things that people spend the least amount of time really, critically thinking about. The patio cover's still at the top of the list. You just got to really think about it. I recommend that you figure out exactly where you want that shade. And then you do a shade study. Shade study in order to figure out if the patio cover that you're thinking about is actually going to get that done. What is the shade study? A shade study is simply this before you build the patio cover you get some string and a couple of wood posts or woods. Tulio Longwood sticks. It could just be a two by two. That's Ah, you know, 8 10 ft. Long. And set them up in the back yard off the patio. Where you imagine the patio cover's gonna be allow to run the string in between those okay? And so you set up this little fake structural frame of outline of the patio cover and then you look down on the patio. And you watch that during the day. Where is the shadow of the string line moving? That's going to tell you where the patio cover is actually going to throw shade. This time of year is also well. Every time of year is a difficult time to estimate patio cover shade because from winter to summer, the angle of the sun changes not just from sunrise to sunset. But all day long right now, the sun is at a very low angle in the sky during the summer, it's going to be in a much hiring. Go, which will give you a little bit more direct shade, But the point is a patio cover usually almost always throws shade. A few feet away from off center from where the patio structure itself is So it's worthy to consider how that is all going to effect before you build. Now. What if you've already got one? Well, number one If it's a cheap patio cover, Honestly, you know, you're gonna hear me saying this again and again. You might want to consider pulling it out and re starting from zero again. I know, I know. But take this comfort design by demo. Is the least expensive, most efficient form of a renovation that you can do. In other words, if you can take something away because demolition of all trades of all the costs, expenses on your house are is among the lowest, if not vey lowest, and quickest thing to do. In terms of cost. It's definitely the lowest Demolition, if by simply removing something things get better. That's designed by demo, and that's an ideal situation to be in. So maybe just yank out that old aluminum thing that old grandma looking thing that looks like it's been there since the 19 fifties with little swirlies on the posts and all of that, and that you know when it rains, you can barely hear yourself talk out there because of that aluminum, uh, cover or maybe the rotting wood slap thing. Maybe you've noticed that it looks like it should shade the patio, But it never does. And maybe it's because The slats are running in the wrong direction in relationship to the sun. All of that stuff worthy of consideration. Maybe the best thing to do is wipe it away and start at zero again. All right. Audio covers. They're tricky. They are tricky. Somebody asked me earlier this week. How I feel about retractable awnings. Well, you know, they're not the most attractive thing And I'm not really into that. Look, but I got to tell you If you can hide a retract retractable awning in the in the way in the sense that it doesn't really have a big effect on the appearance of the house from the backyard. I kind of like the idea of a retractable on and coming out, providing shade on the days that you needed and then going away again because As I said, the sun's always moving toe have a patio cover that moves as well. Hmm. Not a bad idea. It's really not a bad idea. There are also patio cover's Who's Slats Rotate these days. Now, that's that's Ah, that's a commitment. Okay, that's probably the best kind of patio cover that you could get motorized slats that move with the changing angle of the sun but again These things are the things to take into consideration. Today we're talking about inheriting somebody else's bad patio cover. Chances are in Sun rooms are the same. By the way. Uh, Might be best to just take it away and start fresh. All right. When we return. I want to talk about one of the most common things that you have inherited, potentially, and that is Some severe flooring. Hi transition inside your house. You've got this room and when you walk into a chances are too tiled room. But who knows? When you walk into it? You got to take a step up about an inch or so above the rest of the floor, And it's just Weird. How did it get that way? And how do we fix it? We'll talk about it when we return. I'm so glad you joined me this morning. Hang tight. There's more to come Your home with Dean Sharp. The house whisper. Layla Mohammed.

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KFI AM 640

07:02 min | 1 year ago

"dean sharp" Discussed on KFI AM 640

"With Dean Sharp. The house whisper. I'm so glad you joined us this morning. We're having a interesting conversation. I think it's an interesting conversation about inheriting somebody else's mistakes when you have purchased Home and the previous owners. Some previous owner has done something very, very wrong, whether stylistically or structurally or what, have you in it? It brings up this phrase in your lips. It was this way when we bought it. We're gonna be returning to those items shortly, but as promised it is time. To talk to you. Let's go to the phones. Let's talk with, uh, Steven, shall we, Stephen? Welcome home. Good morning, Are there any? Oh, yeah, I'm here. Good morning, sir. Good morning. So we purchase our first house about two years ago or so. And it is an all plaster house. There is in the room, of course. And, uh, around every door every window. Almost. There's a crack in the plaster. And including the garage doors well, and I'm just curious. If that's something I need to worry about the foundation or if it's just stress cracks or what it's all about. Okay s so let me clarify when you say it's an all plaster house, but we're talking about stucco on the outside or plaster on the inside. Stucco on the outside, stuck on the outside. And how old is the house? Was built in 89. 1989 Okay s Oh, here's the thing. Stress cracking or what we call Spider cracking at hinge points in a house are actually a very, very common thing. Now they don't appear in every home and, uh, But they are incredibly common. They are especially common in tract house Right now. They're common in tract houses that were built right around the turn of the millennium, whether it's so late eighties late nineties, and that's because when tract housing is done Well, even any kind of housing these days. Honestly, Steven people rush. Yeah. People in Tract house. Okay. All right, so people rush when they when they do certain facets of the job. Um When stucco goes on a house. Traditionally, it goes on in three layers. The scratch coat The brown coat and then the finish coat the scratch Koken go on as soon as it hardens. As soon as it is hard to the touch, then the brown cone could go on top of that. The brown coat is the majority of the stucco that's on your house. It's nearly 7/8 of an inch thick. It's the bulk of the cement that is on the outside of your house. That brown coat In an ideal situation because it's cement and Portland Cement takes 28 days to cure fully, that brown coat should have sat there without being finished for 2 to 3 weeks. Without it having it's finished coat put on but That doesn't usually happen. Builders just push right on through so When the brown coat sits there for that length of time. It starts to crack. And the nice thing about that is these aren't structural cracks. But the nice thing is that as it starts to crack it cracks before we put the finished code on. Then we'll put the finished code on the finish coat, which is only about an eighth of an inch thick fills in those cracks and then kind of stabilizes the whole system. The other thing you've got working against you is that houses are built with green lumber, green meeting very wet lumber. And very few homes are in southern California or built with kiln dried lumber, which has already had the moisture removed from it. So as studs and framing materials dry out, they also shrink and as a result that puts pressure on the outside surface is to find some cracks. So all of that to say The little cracks. Diagonal cracks heading up from the garage door from Windows from doorways on the outside is pretty typical if something is gaping. Then that zero something to be considered. But if we're talking about like a very, very thin spider crack, the best thing you can do is to it if the outside of the house is painted is to have that crack opened up just a smidge and then sealed over with a paint herbal caulk. And then repaint the house. The cock will fill the crack. It will remain flexible, so as the crack starts to move If it shifts air moves a little bit more. It shouldn't reappear on the surface. Now. Worst case scenario, you may have to open up a little section and then do I finish coat of stucco again. Not the whole thing. Just that last eighth of an inch, but I usually recommend hesitating to do that, because patches in finish coats end up showing up because the texture changes. It's very, very difficult to match the existing texture even if you've got the world's greatest stucco guy, which we have some of those people working for us really, really difficult to patch stucco on the surface. And not see where the patches So when it all possible don't freak out about the spider cracks above the doors and windows Caulking. You may want to open it up just slightly. And when I say that, just with a razor blade or a small chisel just slightly open it up. So the call King could really sit in between the stucco surface and bridge the gap, then smooth that out with with your finger, so that essentially texturally it just goes away and then Repaint if their color is in the color code of your stucco. Then you've got a deal with maybe a patch situation. But if, like most folks you're stucco is painted just a little bit of caulking and then repaint those air, not structural cracks in the sense that there be lying some structural defect underneath these are the points the corners of doors and windows. These are the points where the house flexes those air what we call the knees or the joints on. As a result, that's the most likely place for a crack to show up as the house shrinks. And shifts and moves and at this point in time, uh, if you fix these cracks, you probably won't see them again. Because the house has had enough time to sit there. Go through its midlife changes as it were on it should be settling down for you, Stephen. Thank you so much for your call when we come back. More of your calls Your home with Dean Sharp. The house whisper. Layla Mohammed has the news. Preliminary.

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KFI AM 640

03:29 min | 1 year ago

"dean sharp" Discussed on KFI AM 640

"Half inch cold water line to every sink. The toilets, you know, to the washer and dryer. Everything is getting half inch. If you are going to put in a nice soaker tub and you imagine filling it up with piping hot water and then dipping your toe in and sitting in there for a while and you know not having the water go cold on you too fast. Having to refill it, then our goal here is to fill that tub as quickly as possible, because there's a lot of water going into that tub. And so it has been standard operating procedure for us for the last. Oh, I don't know 30, plus years that when we put in a luxury tub Or a soaking tub in oversized soaking tub that we're going to run a three quarter inch supply line to that tub in hot and cold. The simple point is this. It takes a long time to fill up a bathtub. With what? Even a small sized bathtub it takes a while to fill it up. We want that tub of yours to be filled up in 3 to 5 minutes, tops. Not 15 minutes, because if it takes 15 minutes to fill up your tub that hot water is not hot anymore. Okay, so defeats the purpose. We want a fire hose filling up that tub for all intents and purposes so that the water stays hot. That's just that simple. That one Simple element most overlooked and is the key to having a great tub experience. Obviously, the quality of the tub is another item. The more insulated the tub, the better, The more it holds heat the the better. Proper floor. Conditions around the tub have to be considered. Probably don't want to set the tub on carpeting. I'm just I'm just winging it here. But I'm saying you probably don't want to carpet your bathroom, obviously. But beyond that, though, I've seen Tubbs. We've set Tubbs on hardwood floors in open bathrooms before. I just have to be very, very ginger about splashing outside of that tub. And if that's not your cup of tea. You don't want to be that careful about those kinds of things. Then you need to get take into consideration the kind of flooring that's going to be around that soaking tub. That doesn't necessarily mean you have to build in a drain on the floor underneath the tub, although that's a thing that is done. But having a kind of a bomb proof waterproof surface there that could be mopped up easily without damaging it. That's probably a great idea now when we come back We're gonna talk about Does every house needed tub and the last point on getting your new tub right? Which is the design of the bathroom itself. Here's a little preview location, light site, aroma and sound. Yeah. What's the point of having a soaking tub? Seo sit in a bathroom. If the view and the ambience of the room itself is not set up to maximize that experience, all of that and more. When we return. I'm so glad you joined me this morning. Hang tight, a lot more to come. You're listening to home with Dean Sharp. The house whisper. Rob Newton has the new mayor Garcetti says Cobain 19 is the greatest threat to life in l a that the city has ever faced, He says. If things don't change by the end of the year l a will surpass 11,000 deaths. L. A Metro.

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00:39 sec | 1 year ago

Los Angeles stores and businesses prepare for potential election-related unrest

"I 24 hour news from several businesses in the South Land have been battening down the hatches for just in case things get out of hand honor after Election Day workers have already boarded up storefronts along Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, has announced the street's going to be close to pedestrians and vehicles Tuesday and Wednesday. L. A Mayor Garcetti says the city is in expecting unrest, but he's preparing just in case Ofthis building management company, Douglas MN sent a message to its tenants, saying its security staff will be on high alert and ready to respond should any events arise. It's also warned it's ground floor tenants to protect their businesses and has provided them with contact information on companies who will come board up their businesses. Aimee King KO Phi News voting machines in Riverside County

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"dean sharp" Discussed on KFI AM 640

KFI AM 640

02:37 min | 1 year ago

"dean sharp" Discussed on KFI AM 640

"Their leaves or not, Every plant slows down in the winter. Now is the time to clip it back because you won't be shocking. It's already falling asleep. OK, the tree is falling asleep. Now is the time to prune it back to clip it back without shock, and then it given the whole winter to kind of get used to its new hairdo, and by spring, it will come back. And feel fantastic and be growing in all the ways that you want. What you don't want to do is trim a tree in spring time, right when it's trying to go through its growth spurt. That's when you're going to shock a tree fall. Now is the time to get the trees trimmed. All right when we come back, let's go to the phones your home with Dean Sharp. The house whisper Rob Newton. As the new theology Metro station in downtown L. A is a little Tokyo district is closing permanently to make way for about two years of light rail construction work. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority of Los Angeles County says the work will link the downtown light rail line with the El Line. Formerly the gold line. Heading into Azusa. A free shuttle bus will get passengers around the closures affecting metro rail passengers who normally board at Union Station, Little Tokyo and Boyle Heights. Officials say A woman in L. A accused of robbery has shot at police, which led to an officer involved shooting. It happened yesterday in downtown L. A police have been flagged down by security officers for a robbery in the area. When officers attempted to take the woman into custody. They say she shot at police and an officer then fired their weapon. There were no injuries and the woman has been detained. The news is sponsored by Mike Diamond. The smell good plumber. Another scam could be coming your way. Los Angeles County residents are being warned about an email scam that threatens finds that they don't appear in federal court for jury duty. The sender is jury duty. Do not reply dot gov. Similar warnings have been issued by authorities in South Dakota, Oklahoma, North Carroll. China and Idaho L. A Superior Court officials say they and federal courts don't send out those types of emails for jury service and that the emails should be deleted without opening them or clicking on any links. Little Seward, Ko Phi Nu and Wildfires have continued to grow across parts of Colorado. One of the fires in the northern part of the state has grown to more than 170,000 acres and become the second largest fire in Colorado's history. Grand County Sheriff Barrett Schrute Lynn has asked for patients in dealing with the fire. This is a long term process. This is not something that's gonna be solved overnight. And our community has to recognize that and the state is a whole lot to recognize that officials say a winter storm that is expected to move in this weekend may help dampen the flames..

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"dean sharp" Discussed on KFI AM 640

KFI AM 640

06:34 min | 1 year ago

"dean sharp" Discussed on KFI AM 640

"Heart radio up your home with Dean Sharp. The house whisper is just the two of us. Just you and me, right? It's you and it's me, and it's the tar other 11 listeners. There It is just a small gathering here on Saturday morning and intimate gathering. I've come lost, complete control of the program and my own brain at this point. Why don't we go back to the phones and see what's going on with you? Maxine. Hi. Welcome. Welcome home. Why, Thank you. I have three clock up three things. I said, can you add color to primer and when I pulled the tape off of, you know, like the baseboards That's next to think it starts pulling some of the paint off. Also, if you have a oil based paint, you need to get a special primary. Otherwise, when you paint over with latex distrust appeal Yeah, that is true. Eso let me Ah. Hit you. You threw three of them at me. What was the first one again? Oh, add color to the timer. Yeah, you could, but but you shouldn't primaries. They're primers Primers. Primary job is Tio Go on Color less number one number two. You know, as we've already talked about this morning, every time we had color to something, it weakens it somewhat in general. Primers job is to not have to contend with color pigments so that the resins in the primer congrats onto the surface, and then the paint grabs onto it. So no reason to color the primer doesn't matter. Prime was just going to be white on white on and Ah, and then you use your nice colored paint on top of the primary, so that's number one. Number two the tape a couple of things going on with tape number. Some folks used the wrong kind of tape for certain situations. I'm not going to bore you with the whole list right now. But let's just talk about The most common tape the blue tape the blue painter's tape. Her number one. Don't Yeah, Number one. Don't pull off the tape too early. That's 50% of the time. That's why it pulls paint with it in in that we want to wait till the paint is completely dry to the touch. Before we start to remove the painter's tape. That way, the pain has bonded as much as it can to the wall Before you start to remove the paint the tape Sorry, Number two. And this is something that not not a lot of people. Ah realized. Scotch who is the primary, the leading manufacturer of blue painter's tape. They recommend that when you remove your blue tape that you do it at a 45 degree angle away from the surface away from the edge, so as opposed to just grabbing the tape and pulling it In a straight line off because that pulling it in that straight line. You're increasing the opportunity or the chances that you're going to pull off a little bit of your new paint. So you start pulling off the tape and then pull it away from the edge that it was protecting at about a 45 degree angle and that what that's going to do. It's goingto not only come off from the wall, but it's also pulling away from that edge. Not back onto the surface. Where it could, you know, pull a flake back off. Last thing, though, if you detect and do, you know, removed the tape slowly. But if you detect that there's some clinging nous and that that maybe it's gonna want to pull you could take either utility knife or something as simple as a putty knife. And just run it along the top edge right there, the the edge of the dividing line between the paint and the blue tape. I'm not talking about cutting into the wall. We're not doing that. But if you just run it lightly along that edge, what you're going to do is on a microscopic level. You're going to score the surface of the pain, which means that if there is any tendency to want to, Ah, pull off. That scoring is going to break the surface at that point, and you shouldn't get any over. Pull on the tape. So number one wait till the pain is completely dry. Number two Remove the tape slowly at a 45 degree angle away from the surface that it was protecting. And ah, away from the surface of the fresh paint and ah, and if necessary, as you pull it off slowly. Use a ah putty knife or a scoring tool in order to kind of underscore the seam and break the surface tension so that the pain doesn't go, Maxine. You're the last question you had was about. If you've got an oil based surface and you're going to put an acrylic or water based paint on top of it, Yeah, that though that's a situation where we want to make sure that oil based surface has been prepped and primed properly with a transitional primer. S o, that it clings well again to the oil based surface seals off that oil because you know, oil and water don't mix and the opposite way is really not a hassle. But that's not what we're confronted with these days. Putting oil base on top of water base is ah is always Ah, no, no in general, but we can put water based on top of oil base is long as we prime the transition appropriately, hopefully All of that helps you and that you don't have any more paint. Ah, painting tape problems pulling that off. By the way, you guys have seen frog tape this the green tape, and sometimes it's yellow or orange out there, and you've seen it in these little. It comes in what looks like a little Tupperware package. If you've bought frog tape to do your trim work. That's great. It's one of the best. I think it's currently probably the best ceiling paint out tape out there. And the reason is there is a polymer compound in mixed into the adhesive off frog tape. Unlike regular painter's tape, and as soon as the edge of the frog tape gets wet is moistened from the paint that you've brought up against it..

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"dean sharp" Discussed on KFI AM 640

KFI AM 640

06:33 min | 1 year ago

"dean sharp" Discussed on KFI AM 640

"Morning to you. You are listening Toe home. I am almost here. I am Dean Sharp. Um, the house whisper. Excuse me some mornings, you know, clearing the pipes. Not quite as easy as others. Ah, where did I leave off? I'm Dean Sharp. The house was for. Yeah, That's me, Custom home Builder, Custom home designer here to help you turn your ordinary house into an extraordinary home. That's what we D'oh. Every weekend Saturdays and Sunday Saturdays from 6 to 8 in the Moanin and Sundays from 9 to 11 today. On our fine program. We are going to be discussing The latest and the greatest in tile and stonework, tile and stone, a massive, massive category of options and opportunities Now for everybody who is Ah Remodelling, a kitchen remodeling a house bathroom building new construction. There are so many so many options and and you know what I have to say it exponentially. It appears that it is growing. Before our eyes. There are very few categories in the construction industry right now that are growing at the monumental rate and ah and volume. Of Thailand stone options So we're going to dive into that today and Ah get it done as it were. Once again No. Our crack team of broadcast professionals has assembled my design partner and favorite human being on planet Earth. Tina is here. Engineer Sam is on the board. Production. Ah, production. Can I read here? Producer? Yeah. Morgan. You know Morgan Morgan. She's our producer. She's going to be on the phones today. And at the news desk, Mr Robb Newton, Rob Newton. That's is that how you pronounce it, and that's how you pronounce it, Robin. More importantly, Than any of us. You guys were here and I can't wait to hear from you. So coming up at the bottom of the hour. Your calls anything you want to talk about regarding your home today. I would love for you to give me a call and let's talk about it the number to reach me at 833. To ask Dean 833 the numeral to ask Dean. Whether it's a design question D I y issue a construction concern for your house. Any of that anything in between anything having to do with that beautiful structure that you call home? Give me a call. Lets talk about it and we'll figure it out together. I promise. I promise we will. Okay? It's time to relax. It's just a little after six on a Saturday morning, I don't know what you're doing at the moment Are you driving are getting ready for your day. Are you just sitting at home, listening to the melodious tones of my voice wherever you are? Whatever it is you're doing. It's time to take a deep cleansing breath this morning. Let's just wash away the news and the crazy of the week. It it it kind of feels like fall out there today, So that's a good thing. Let's take a sip in celebration of the arrival of autumn. Let us take a communal sip of the warm beverage of your choice. Mine is some some artisanal French press coffee from my brother in law, Shawn, the roaster at Old town roasting oldtown roasting dot com Shameless plug. All right, let's just enjoy it. Yeah, okay. All right. We've done it. Let's dive in to Ah, what we're talking about today. Style. And Stone. I struggled with where to start with this conversation today, but I think I'm going to actually start with some guidelines for you when it goes when it comes to Ah, shopping for Thailand Stone. We're going to cover Cem. Kind of somehow to guidelines and then we're going to dive into a some actual descriptions of some of the latest and greatest stuff that's out there for you. In addition to whatever your questions, maybe So let me start with this. How to shop four tiles. Step one. Window shop. Window shopping is, in my opinion, the most important factor in the entire tile and stone shopping process, So I'm gonna mention again when we get to how to shop for slaps of stone for your house. But when it comes to tile, I need you to window shop. What is window shopping? You know what it is? Window shopping is when you go out and you just absorbing stuff with no particular, you know category in mind, you need To do this unless you are A designer who has Ah, you know, wades through this on a daily basis. You need to familiarize yourself with what's out there and what's available. And when I say window shop I mean that you're not hunting for anything in particular. You're gonna have some fun. It is the it's the funnest part of the process. Okay, You're not going to rack your brain trying to hunt for one particular thing. You're not going to go out there hunting. In the sense of that You've got a man date you have to fulfill and all the stresses on you and all the pressure. Because that's when you walk into a tile and stone shop and you freak out, you freak out because there are good billions of options these days, and we've got to get past that. The only way to get past that in my opinion is for you to have fun with it..

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"dean sharp" Discussed on KFI AM 640

KFI AM 640

07:00 min | 1 year ago

"dean sharp" Discussed on KFI AM 640

"I heart radio app. You are home with Dean Sharp. The house whisper. We have had a morning of some technical deep. Good, good, good, good good glitches. There are some bugs in the system. There are some gremlins running around inside the circuitry, but we're getting worked out. Sam is here. Now fires taking care of business. All right, everybody, Let's see. You know what? Let's go back to the phones and see if we can't take atleast one more call attack to Joyce, A Joyce. Welcome home. I can hear you. I can Oh, good. Okay. Um, I have a Ah problem, and I'm not sure how to resolve it. I had a young fella come in and remodel my bathroom. He had a whole lot of Of really good recommendations and so filling me. I did not go on get two more estimates. I just went with him thinking this is you know this is going to be great, and he's got all these great ideas and that Well ended up my shower doesn't drain to the drain. It sits in puddles and, um And the other thing is when he was installing the granite around the I don't know what to call that wall. It's a small Like a pony wall. But I wouldn't even call it a wall because it's only about five inches tall, but it's around the shower. It's a step in shower. That's the curve and Okay. The curb. Yeah. He broke the granite. He cracked the granite both of those areas. And when he showed it to me, I said, Well, that sounds bad. I think I can live with that. And since then I took a shower and where the cracks are When they get wet, they turned dark. And the one looks like it's separating, and it has a £200 or more piece of glass on top of it. And the other crack is chipped. And and he thinks he's finished and E. Don't I don't quite know. How to tell him that he's got all this stuff left and I and probably going to have a problem. Because it's going to be an expensive fix, especially on the glass. The the Damn curb so limit has Joyce. Let me ask you a couple of questions. You said you've got granite on the curb of the shower. What's the floor of the shower made out of Ah glass beads Blessed A little little pretty little tiny squares that a sum Like a glass mosaic tile on the floor of the shower. Yeah, it doesn't have to be that, but that's what it is. Now. Okay, um Is this Is this young fella, a licensed contractor. His license is with his father. Okay, so he is working under a contractor's license. So here's Here's the thing. You know. You sound like you've been really sweet Joyce and you've been really accommodating and and, you know, I get that I totally get that. I'm not When I'm managing a project and running a project I like to stand in for the homeowner as their you know, go between and that allows me to be at times when necessary. Shall we say, what shall we say? Tina firm Tough guy. Ah, Lowering the boom were necessary. And I have unyielding I have unyielding you. No standards for what has to be done. I usually in on I'm never looking for perfection. I'm always looking for excellence, okay? Because perfection is a myth, right? But you've got an issue. You've got a couple of cracks in that granite that are clearly clearly a knish. You now at first you wanted to let them go, but As you are. Ah, actually using the shower. The moisture from the shower is, you know it's not that necessarily a huge issue that it's making it dark. It's probably just the fact that water is running through the crack and darkening the stone material at the crack, but part of it's chipped. One of them's cracked. And the biggest problem is that the shower pan is not draining properly. And you know when you've got a little mosaic Ah, you know, smaller tile like that on the floor of a shower pan that has ah, good amount of texture to it. It has a tendency to want to hold onto water anyway, so it really does need to be sloped well so that that water conveys itself to the drain. I mean, it's just It's really important and so Unfortunately, you've got a situation where that tile now The whole thing doesn't need to be torn out. But the tile work has got to come up and ah, it's probably not a problem. Even with the shower pan or the liner. The tile works got to come up and that tile bed that it's sitting on needs to be re sloped. At a greater a greater slope and then the tile relay down again, and whatever granite is on that curb needs to be replaced. And so you just have to have your just gonna have to have that conversation with him and say I'm sorry, but these things have to be done and they have to be done right And if there's any issues with it That's where the contractor's license and the bond and all of that come into play, and hopefully none of it comes to that. But you're just gonna have to have AH, have Ah, come to Jesus moment with him, and you're gonna have to step up, Joyce and get that done because I don't want you Taken care, You know, taken advantage of along the way. I'm not saying that that's his His intent to take advantage of you, but you know, it's a hard thing. When you're a builder, and something goes wrong. It's hard to step up and take responsibility. But you have to do it. That's the difference between perfection and excellence. Excellence as a builder..

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KFI AM 640

01:51 min | 1 year ago

"dean sharp" Discussed on KFI AM 640

"Dean Sharp the house whisper. Welcome home, All right. We've been talking about fire hardening your home fire season prep, perhaps the most important fire season prep show we have done to date because of the new technologies that are out there. And available one thing that I have yet to mention. Today I've mentioned this and other shows and please go back and not only listen to today's show on the podcast, but ah Listen to. Ah, Every year's fire season show that we've done. I think there are three because we're going. This is to be your four. There are unique tips and information in each one of those one of the things I wanted to mention today. Very quickly that we hadn't and that is in terms of prevention. For those of you who are thinking about landscaping right now. Consider the fact that there are some plants out there that are great. For Ah, for reducing the risk of wildfire contamination of your property. We call it fire Escaping is not that the plants are fireproof. They'll burn. But instead of burning crazy and sending out embers, they tend to just fire escaping. Plants tend Tio just kind of fade and sizzle and melt and and they don't transfer flame on and embers And that's really important, However, other plants do and here's the list. Here's a short list occasion trees. Cedar, Cyprus, eucalyptus, Italian cypress juniper palm trees. These are all things that go up like a Roman candles when fire hits them so worthy of your consideration when it comes to Ah, changing.

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"dean sharp" Discussed on KFI AM 640

KFI AM 640

06:40 min | 2 years ago

"dean sharp" Discussed on KFI AM 640

"With dean sharp that's me the house was for we've been talking pools today we're gonna continue and we're going to continue talking pools into to Morrow tomorrow show I'm gonna focus in on things you can do to rehab an altar and bring your old pool up to spec in the twenty first century and a whole new set of pool design concepts that I will beat you with today and then we'll continue to talk about tomorrow but for now as promised let's go to the phones when we talk to him mmhm Nita Nita welcome home hi hi I have a well being with the retaining wall when we moved into the house retaining wall was here and it holds back a hill that goes up about ten to fifteen feet event probably a forty five degree angle and the the the the wall is about forty five feet long and there's a tiny little jog in it that was always there maybe part of the wall sticks out an extra two inches from the other part of the wall and when we moved in we planted these plants to to edge the top of the wall and now they're mature and right where there's a mock orange a crack has developed and part of the wall that was sticking out before is has moved forward a little bit and that crack has gotten to be about a half well maybe three eighths of an inch wide and we had somebody out of about four years ago to look at it and he said oh you'll never have to worry about this but now the crack is bigger and I'm just wondering if I should take out the plants on the wall or if there's any danger of it collapsing okay so the retaining wall now tell me what is the retaining wall made from is it just a is it a block wall is a pour in place concrete wall or is it stepped back with those interlocking stones you said it's fifteen feet tall and it's about to grade five feet long but it's only about I would say about five between five and a half feet tall and it's made out of concrete block and I do know that there's rods going into this field because when we planted we you know could see some of the rod so they did put rods into the hills to stabilize it but we've had you know a lot of earthquakes and everything and you know cracks appear different places but I don't know if the plants above the hill or having anything to do with this with this crack and if it's something I should even worry about so my official answer is I'm not sure okay it's something but here's a here's my my guess that so this is what I would have it checked out okay I would have it looked at for just peace of mind because he said there was a jog there was a jog in the wall and right above that jog you've got a citrus tree now yeah no not a story up a mock orange bush a mock orange bush okay so here's the thing plants are notorious for finding whatever little opportunities they have right this is why we have to protect our sewer lines from plant roots and all that that kind of stuff and even though it doesn't seem like the roots of relatively small plants can have an effect on something so powerful I was just reminded yesterday just because of my daughter in law and granddaughter have been up in the Big Sur area up and at times that we've spent up in Big Sur to look at like these California cypress Monterey cypress trees and to see some of their routes that have literally split through the center of granite boulders up there just so precious over over time right so my concern is only not necessarily that the wall is failing by itself or anything like that but just that if there is at that jog if there's a separation in the wall and it's creating an optimal environment for a plant to get some roots down into that area and to put some additional pressure on that would be my concern but sight unseen it's really difficult for me to tell you even though you've given a really beautiful description of it over the phone so I would simply say let's have it now that it has developed further he said it was about four years back to somebody took a look at it somebody take a look at it now and you know what here's an opportunity for me to recommend our new sponsor alpha structural you okay because because honestly they they are retaining wall experts and they're not gonna mess with you on it they're gonna take a look and say yeah you know what you're fine you're fine are they may recommend that you pull out the plants around that week area just so there's no additional route activity or if there is something going on then they can make a correction but the chances of the entire wall of failing very very low so I wouldn't worry about it too much in that regard if it's a legit retaining wall and it sounds like it is then you may just need a little maintenance at that point or a minute maybe a small change of condition as you go but yeah have it to have it peaked at one more time because here's the problem retaining wall issues that are problematic that don't get dealt with up front that is when did there was a point where like what we call roll over where a hillside is starting to move in a retaining wall is failing there is a point of no return where if we let it go too far then the then there's no coming back from it and now it just means new wall and that's what you don't want so just one yeah just keep it short account on that one nida and yet and you should be in really good shape as you go thank you so much for your call that was such a wonderful call and a really great question all right more to come when we come back you're listening to home with dean sharp the house was per rob Newton has.

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"dean sharp" Discussed on KFI AM 640

KFI AM 640

07:31 min | 2 years ago

"dean sharp" Discussed on KFI AM 640

"You are home with dean sharp the house was for Hey just as a reminder we are starting a new little project here at home at home with dean and we're calling the hash tag keep calm and shelter on so how you use it is it's going to be full of tips and advice to keep each year of your home more productive more creative and sane we want your ideas too we want you to contribute we want everybody just to pile into would be able to help one another as we go great ideas about how you're spending time at home how you're handling you know they're staying at home things that you're doing things that are keeping you sane questions that you've got all of that kind of stuff the way you do it is you go onto social media your account or your in your stories and you tag at home with dean and then used to hash tag keep calm and shelter on and it should be great and I'm hoping that we all take advantage of it it just becomes a resource for everybody as we go no politics please no conspiracy theories just positive elements that help us all out as we go along all right as promised let's spend some time talking to you let's go to the phone to talk to John John welcome home hello Hey Johnny there yeah yeah I just heard the silence and I thought that was my cue okay I got to Bob so I I'm just wondering if because you know I don't I don't buy the legal conspiratorial on you but do you think of this problem we're having this chaos is going to impact home design to the extent that you know how now houses are they have a entry for a mud room or some houses or screengrab first miscue does do you think that this may affect the air system an old school where we may have to have a like a second layer built around the house or in college for the more my question is it's probably time for people to the change out their filters and is zero damage to having a positive error error error flow in the house okay those are a lot of pressure right positive present house okay so let me let me handle it one by one the first question is gonna affect home design I don't think it's gonna affect home design in any large large scale significant way I hope it actually does have a couple of affects though but that is me from a from my anesthetic and hygienic thing later in the show either it's either later in the show today or tomorrow I'm gonna be talking a little bit about the toilets and big tops for toilets I think it's time I really do I really think it's time to for us to step away from our dependence on toilet paper I know I'm going to come up with to it it's a massive reason Christina sitting here shaking your head right now she's like good luck buddy good luck she knows the facts are undeniable but anyway so things like that and and maybe some other elements as well but no this is not the kind of situation I think that we're we're going to be finding ourselves designing homes and you know living inside of plastic bubbles it's just not I don't think it's a a a reality in that sense however however okay moving on to your other thoughts the the idea of positive air pressure in a home if you are operating your HVAC system a central HVAC system then you are operating on a certain level of positive air pressure now I you know I understand that you know covert nineteen as far as we know you know because we're still learning things as we go it does have a it seems to have a an an aerosol aspect to it in which its lingering in the air for a certain amount of time but it's not like in this is one of those facts that we need to express really clearly to everybody when we say stay at home only people who are in the absolute worst manifestation of the sickness are being advised to stay completely indoors in fact not only indoors but in a particular you know isolated room within your home but we're not talking about staying at home meaning that we don't go outdoors that we don't go outside it in around yards because it's not just randomly floating around out there for everybody right now the vast majority the vast majority and this is just the science that we know so far is happening community in personal contact and and that being that you know somebody call somebody sneezes it's in the air near them afterwards it's on surfaces those kinds of things which is why coming up in our next segment we're going to talk about how to disinfect and clean so I don't think we have to worry about that but now you brought up the idea of air filters that was actually on my list today to doctor okay about and it is a good idea to keep our healthcare filters changed out and if you've never put in a hapa quality air filter in your HVAC system then you may want to consider doing it but with this one cabbie ought the the hapa air filter you know the more a filter filters the more stuff it filters the less air flow that it moves you know without resistance and and so some units some older HVAC units and there aren't that many out there that are ancient but some aren't really designed to have that kind of restriction put in them so the best thing you can do is call an HVAC contractor or go online and talk to the manufacture of your system get your model number and say Hey can I use a happy air filter with my system because that will help out still to route all bunches of stuff and even if you have a regular filter it's the the best thing to do is to make sure it stays clean and changed out I always recommend every ninety days minimum changing out your air filter anyway John great question thanks buddy you hang in there and I got I got I got an extension to that would be you know the ratio between the incoming air and recirculated air within the house is it all coming in air from outside or is it probably recirculated from the inside recirculated air the H. P. system HVAC system in your house is designed on a complete recirculation system it's not drawing outside air from anywhere it is the air inside your house that volume running through through the return air vents back through the air handler and out through the ducks it is a closed loop system it doesn't draw from outside air so people don't have to worry about if I turn on my air conditioner then somehow I'm gonna be sucking in the virus there from outside not that there is a virus they are outside I'm just saying you don't have to worry about that your air conditioning and heating system is a closed loop all right John thanks so much for the call you know what there are more calls to take we're gonna continue take calls when we come back hang tight you're listening to home with the insured the house was per Layla Mohammed as the.

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"dean sharp" Discussed on KFI AM 640

KFI AM 640

07:11 min | 2 years ago

"dean sharp" Discussed on KFI AM 640

"You are home with dean sharp the house was for we're talking about how to hang stuff on your walls but we're also taking calls and it is the bottom of the hour so why don't we talk to Dave Dave welcome home eighteen this a day badly the I've got a my son's girlfriend just got a quote on getting your whole re rough and it's two bedrooms one bath the guy quoted thirty thousand dollars and and reduce it to twenty thousand dollars if they would put a sign out front for sixty days so that they were talking about and owns Cortines system that breeze and it has a fifty year life and it the but they said it was a high cost to tear off that they had wood shingles and then they had on the top of the wood shingles that they had composite all over the top of that I'm not sure how that would work but they don't know anything about roughly should she signed the contract she's got seven days to get rid of it she didn't get any other quotes should she cancel that contract and try and get some other quotes are their competitive systems the Owens Corning system and should should she get a city permit when it's installed and is the ventilation system fireproof you've talked before about the embers getting underneath the rough on a ventilation system okay first of all it's a two bedroom one bath house yeah how many square feet is this house I not sure but it doesn't you know it's probably like around maybe twelve hundred square feet and the quote was originally thirty thousand any reduce it to twenty thousand so sounds like a good salesman track only took ten thousand off just so they can put a sign up if they put a site yeah okay yeah yes the answer is yes she needs to get out of this contract immediately okay okay don't commit to do not commit to this refer here's the thing I haven't seen the roof I don't know exactly what the conditions are but I will tell you this there are very few tear offs meaning tearing off the roofing that's they're getting down to the the base sheathing of the existing roof on the house and then rebuild their very few terrorists that are so problematic that to we've got a charge you extra for this tear off that's just not the way it happens the tear off crew is going to roll in they're gonna either have their own the debris truck or a dumpster looking a role in in the morning they're going to go slamming bang and all day long and they're going to get that thing off no matter what the weather it's super easy or a little bit more difficult it's all going to happen and it's gonna happen within the crew the the course of a day which means that the the labor cost on that is going to be the same as it would be on any other terror off around plus number one she hasn't taken competitive bids on the roof number two she just being handed a single product with a single option and number three the idea of a referred polling one third of the cost of the roof off just so we can put a sign out in front is just one of those clear warning sign indicators that you're not dealing with somebody who is dealing straight with you so my advice is the following get out of that cancel that contract she needs to vet and have three reputable refers and she doesn't have to learn everything there is to know about roofing that's not the important thing the important thing is that she needs to find three local refers all with really good reputations all with good referrals and we've got in our how do pick a contractor show we've got this you know what a teen is not here today Bella we're gonna have to we should put back online again for everybody the guide to vetting a contractor so we put that back up on social media so everybody can see that today but basically you want to find somebody you want me to get at least three estimates so that you can compare you can see who the out liars are you want to get an education about how they're doing the roof how it's gonna work and the only the only then do you make that kind of decision there's nothing wrong with the ones Corning area it's a great riffing supplier that's not the only great riffing supplier out there there's G. A. F. there I mean did there's there's timberland there's all there are so many different high quality roofs there's Parral all of these things that can be put up on a roof and there are different warranty levels and so on and so forth so the point is she needs to have some serious conversations with more than one refer and not just dive in ignorantly with the first person out of the gate because that's where you're gonna lose your pants on a deal and and you're gonna get a you know a roof that somebody else could have done quite the possibly for less and faster and easier and so there you go that's my pic I just have I just get I get really pissed off when I hear stories of contractors taking advantage of people along the way and and people just you know because they just don't know so hopefully that gives you some direction three estimates three reputable refers compare the estimates price compare the materials then and only then make the decision as far as the attic vents go that's not really in the roofers purview if they're putting vents up on the roof itself then you could specify to them Hey I want to make sure that those are amber blocking vents that the vent material is small enough that it's gonna block embers for being drawn in the stuff up underneath the eaves that's that's on the homeowner because the refer doesn't touch those things so hopefully Dave that the answers that question for you but yeah just tell her to to slow the role get out of that contract the only way she's gonna get the roof that she needs for the price that that she needs to do it at is for her to do a little bit of homework and to put in the effort be responsible for that and and get at least three reputable estimates on that roof that just the gets under my skin it's happening more and more and it really bugs me all right we come back let's finish up talking about hang and stuff on your walls you listen to home with dean sharp Taos whisper Layla Mohammed.

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Warren tells Nevada Democrats 'soul of our country' at stake

Home with Dean Sharp - The House Whisperer

01:51 min | 4 years ago

Warren tells Nevada Democrats 'soul of our country' at stake

"Man has been shot and killed at a campsite and melba creek state park and cal are used to look shooting happened friday california state parks tony hoffman says investigators are trying to figure out what happened rangers help the sheriff search the area for evidence or suspects we provided list of the campers at least sixty state owned campsites malibu creek state park remained closed the thirty five year old was shot once in the upper chest while he was camping with his two daughters near virginis road and his daughters were not hurt massachusetts democratic senator elizabeth warren says the trump administration's immigration policies are horrific warren spoke at the nevada state democratic convention in reno yesterday today he has signed off on locking up small children in wire cages shrugged off the problem of reuniting thousands of children who've been taken away from their mothers and fathers lawrence says the policy of separating children from their families at the southern border is outrageous she said thousands of kids have been separated from their parents and there's no plan to reunite them vermont independent senator bernie sanders says both parties need to pass comprehensive immigration reform the president's job is to bring people together to address the problems that we face not to divide us up and demagogue against desperate people will come into this country he says he and his democratic allies are committed to providing a fix for this and to address the ongoing daca crisis the senate is expected to vote on several immigration measures this week women in saudi arabia are in the driver's seat for the first time women started steering their way through busy streets right after the stroke of midnight when the world's last remaining ban on women driving was lifted saudi women and the men who support them have been calling for a women's right to drive many have been arrested for defying the ban traffic from your helpful socal honda traffic center we've got.

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Understanding triggers for agitation among Alzheimer’s patients

Home with Dean Sharp - The House Whisperer

02:34 min | 4 years ago

Understanding triggers for agitation among Alzheimer’s patients

"Home design alterations and environmental adaptations we have posted on facebook on our facebook page at home with dean so melanie there's a couple of things that i wanted to touch on a before we're done one is something that you and i talked about regarding dimension alzheimer's and it's a little counter intuitive i think in regards to family photos rule about how to handle someone who's living with alzheimer's disease and alzheimer's is just one of eighty plus forms of dementia that are out there but depending on the severity and progression of the disease it may actually be helpful to remove pictures because what sometimes happens is pictures taken recently can trigger an emotional experience of i i know i need to remember what that is but i can't and it can cause agitation so that's totally understandable i think i can relate to it in the simplest of ways whenever you know we're watching something or somebody's talking that one name that i can't remember that one file that seems to be temporarily missing experience and then it just itches my brain for like the next two hours until i resolve that and that's just i mean there's context all around that that that's just me forgetting name let alone having an issue where i i know that there's a problem in other situations having pictures of things that trigger long term memory from their childhood may be useful that pictures of more recent experiences may be problematic see that is that's worth the price of admission right there just to even consider that and like you said that not a cookie cookie cutter answer but to consider it that it may actually be more stressful than we think maybe inducing some level of stress now there are some of you out there real quick who are not in a situation where you're ready to adapt your own home and you may have a parent who is aging in place in their own space but you're still concerned about will how can i do a better job of of taking care of them of watching over them want you to understand something this is the last item on the list that i'm going to discuss with you today and that is there are a there's a tremendous amount of smart home technology that is.

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Russell Crowe's ''Art of Divorce'' Auction

Home with Dean Sharp - The House Whisperer

01:15 min | 4 years ago

Russell Crowe's ''Art of Divorce'' Auction

"Military should be allowed to be in a position to where the us can be effective in the way response when life hands you lemons sell lemonade actor russell crowe held what he called a divorce auction yesterday sotheby's australia put up over two hundred items of movie memorabilia crow acquired during his nine year marriage to ex wife danielle spencer a replica roman chariot from his oscar winning movie gladiator sold for nearly fifty thousand dollars despite early estimates that it was just worth seventy seven hundred the body armor worn by the actor in the film sold for about seventy four thousand crow and spencer announced their split in two thousand twelve traffic from your helpful socal honda traffic center we've got a stall in mission viejo on the five phobos here on the southbound side of the five it's going to be pretty much right atla pause road the middle lane blocked fedex backing getting through anaheim hills he spent anyone from imperial all the way at the main street you got the best off often on block you super trains until about noon getting into the industry area eastbound sixty between fairway and break into rightlane work here until about five tomorrow morning and if you're making the right into vasquez rocks and the fourteen freeway northbound set our a canyon road there's a car fire in the right lane traffic is slow from soledad canyon kfi in the sky helps get you there faster i'm jalen.

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China Strikes Back at the U.S. With Plans for Its Own Tariffs

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02:40 min | 4 years ago

China Strikes Back at the U.S. With Plans for Its Own Tariffs

"His in how extraordinary martin luther king was and that is there are very very few people who get to these positions without being pure political animals who are not don't have this kind of humanity in them it just doesn't happen that often mahatma gandhi surly abraham lincoln martin luther king and i'm putting them in the same category because i think they have to be that's not to say they weren't very clever various political animals if you look at what abraham lincoln was about he knew politics meant he understand understood the noose nuances otherwise you don't get to be the president the same thing with martin luther king he understood the politics of what he was doing nothing he did was by accident but at the same time on the overleaf here here was a man that for the humanity came out of him when you look at presidents man it's all politics or it's a fluke like in donald trump's position i mean how many people have this kind of sort of nobel peace winning philosophy comes out 'cause the humanity i mean a lot of it is just politics yasser arafat winning the nobel peace prize boy there was a humane person henry kissinger winning the same pri boy there is humanity martin luther king was very different kind of person and as i think about him there's a reason why a national holiday is named after dr king and it is no mistake because he was able to put together like very very few people in history both his humanity and the politics of his a mediate life of the circumstances of where he was and when he was and his success you put all of those three together and that never happens but for a handful of times in modern history all right coming up dean sharp the house whisper and how to properly seal off your your home from your spouse no i have that wrong kfi am six forty there's jennifer china has proposed new tariffs on fifty billion dollars a year with of american products it's in response to a new round of tariffs on china announced by president trump the stock market opened down on the news but the president's new top economic adviser larry cudlow told reporters the market shouldn't overreact sometimes the path to this to this kind of.