11 Burst results for "Furnace Motors"

"furnace motors" Discussed on WJR 760

WJR 760

02:30 min | 1 year ago

"furnace motors" Discussed on WJR 760

"Running like a blender, you pour all these things in a blender, and they're all separate, distinct. But if you leave that blender going, everything becomes uniforms. When the furnace motor runs more constantly. Humidity and temperature throughout the entire house ceilings, floors, sidewalls center walls. All become uniformed, and that's the objective. We also went feelings Face ceiling fans turn down this time of year. Okay. How about how about at night now, At night When I go to bed, I'll take it down to about 64 degrees. I don't need the sand running all night. No. Put it back on auto and pull the quilt up. Yes, That's exactly what one last question guys directed. Squeeze one more him. I was so I heard on the on the appliance Doctor show, um, that you should drain the water heater. Every four months. I've had mine now for five or six years. A new one about 56 years ago, I put him I've never done that once and my living dangerously. No. You know we love Dr Jill, but I got to tell you. I've got to 21 year old water heaters. I've never drained either one of them. And if you do, you could be create more problems You could be create more. Probably, uh, I'm an old guy, and I've never drained one in any my houses, and I've had a lot of them s so there's your answer. Hey, we're gonna have like We appreciate your call, buddy. We have Michael stocks call fine and just a few minutes from the home door association. In the meantime, anything electrical shock new switch Lights ceiling fan called Yeah. Standby Power upgrade in the old electrical system in these cold winter must there's one company I know I can trust That company has to be Chuck Bratcher Electric. Hmm. Mm. You know, our winter here in Detroit has been too bad. But just because we weren't buried in snow and ice doesn't mean the cold weather wasn't tough on the roof of your home, Paul W here If you think your roof may have issues that need attention, Don't put it off. Well, Victor's roofing today and scheduled your free 21 point video inspection of your roof before the spring rush hits. Their inspection includes a complete video analysis of your roof from top to bottom. Their expert roof. Technicians will also carefully examine the areas that are early indicators a roof failure and point out any issues that.

Chuck Bratcher Electric Paul W Dr Jill home door association Victor Detroit Michael
"furnace motors" Discussed on WJR 760

WJR 760

08:18 min | 1 year ago

"furnace motors" Discussed on WJR 760

"24 7 at the inside outside guys dot com. We're also taking your phone calls today at 888654 guys, which equals 8886544897. Let's talkto Valerie in Oxford. Good morning, Valerie around with the inside outside, guys. Good morning, Ken. Morning shook high had a question about a problem We've been having with some moisture and a musty smell. We live on a lake and we have walkout Ranch. The not the lake side of the ranch, but the side that is underground in the lower level. Eyes getting was getting water coming in there. And I'm sorry, but I have a speaker on almost shut that off disturbing me Start off anyway, so on the mean side of the house that is buried. Water was coming off the blue. And, uh, I think speaking into the lower level, so we kind of diverted the water there and, uh, this about two years ago, and so we know what longer we're getting water in the lower level of lower level is finished off. And, uh, They're still a musty smell down there and and it's not all the time. It's just sometimes it's like musty, moldy smell. And we're just not sure how to address it. Um, there at the time that this water was getting in there, you could actually feel the carpeting along that wall and was actually wet. With moisture. But yet the drywall there wasn't wasn't wedding the paint on it wasn't peeling off or anything like that. On BU. No way. Pull the back some carpeting, everything, and the concrete below was was always so we're thinking that, you know, maybe there was some kind of a crack or something in the foundation that the moisture was getting in through and after having diverted that it pretty much took care of the of the problem. As far as the water getting in, But now we still have that kind of must be order down there from time to time, Not not all the time, and we're just not sure how to get started on addressing that. Well, a couple things active moisture isn't necessarily the only issue. Humidity is and remember. You got concrete there and concrete has an affinity for moisture. Concrete will take moisture from any damper wet spot and transfer it to a spot that has less humidity. So it's a hard sponge. It issue. Yeah, that's a great book that write that down like that. So you mentioned having had carpet down there, Valerie back when you originally had the problem, So is it safe to assume you never put a sealer on the walls or the floor? That's that's correct. Yeah. S so that would be one of our first suggestions. If you had the ability to do that, you might be surprised that it's fairly easy to get someone in there to pull that carpet up and then lay back down. You know, week later Um It's not as big a deal is people go ahead. The problem was more coming from the walls like It was it was literally. I mean, you could. It was like, spongy there with that much water had gotten in. And in this 11 side, one era, maybe a 5 ft area off the lower level the rest of the area. We didn't notice the waters, but But you're saying just Uh, moisture wicking up through the concrete in general causes the problem. Well, it's likely to Yeah, we call it in the industry. If you want to sound really smart, you call it capital Arat E. Can you create will literally, you know, do what we just described with the moisture it'll wicket capital a reaction will bring it up. What are you doing out on that wall with overhang and gutter and downspout is to make sure that No surface water can get close to that. How did you fix it? You said you fix it from the outside. How did you do that? Yeah, That's exactly right. The I'm on the front side of the house. There was Ah peak that we had that just took out maybe about a foot from from the house. And it wasn't enough where we if we if we address it would have had to put a gutter in and then a downspout on that 1 ft Peak like so we never did put a gutter in there. Um, We just kind of let the water just drip off that one area. You know of the people over some windows and S s. So what I did, then, um it was a landscaped area, So I put a like a little trough there where the water was running, and so I diverted it out towards Away from the house, you know, towards towards our driveway and everything, and that seemed to take care of the problem. I also put some just some plastic down along. The outside wall. So that Anything that miss that trust would kind of be diverted down and kind of sloping away from the house, too, So I don't think we're getting that kind of moisture in now. Like like we did prior to doing that. No, You said that wallet. I'm sorry. You said you're not getting that Walter. Well, uh, literally any water coming in? I mean, there may be like wicking like you, like you talked about were not getting actual water coming in and that and that whole Wallace is insulated. Um, you know, between the the poured concrete and the drywall. So you know, I'm kind of wondering now is is that installation had it at one time, you know, absorbed all this. This water that was coming in. Is there a crack in the foundation and we just didn't know how to begin to address it. Here's Here's what we would suggest. I mean, you have a walk out on the lake side. So it Z highly doubtful that this was a groundwater problem, right? The water scattered. We're coming from above. Yeah, So it's a reasonable assumption. So we would we would suggest a couple things by some cheap humanist stats. I mean, literally. You could buy $10 a little, you know, sit on your desk, type humanist stats and place him around there and track the humidity down there, literally a floor level at the base of that wall. And then maybe 8 ft. Up. Um Try to dehumidifier. I run your furnace motor more continually to push air through that basement and distributed out through the house. But The source of the water still has to be what can suggested. Yeah, And here's my concern. Valerie is very hard. And don't take this the wrong way that if you're gonna act of water in your basement For a homeowner to eliminate 100% of it. So you may have eliminated 90% of it or 95% of it. But that 5% coming in is still enough to do damage. What do you think it'll inferential because Does not have a scandal. Have it scared out if there's any wet back there, because ah lot of times in those basements. The Rod holds leak and they don't have to leak a lot on do you can't tell because the finished basement And it fits just like a little bit. That's enough to make it moldy down there. So if we get someone like infrared person to come in and shoot those walls They could tell you where that moisture hiccup employees coming in. Yeah, if there is a small act of water, and then again, I'd go back outside. Would make sure that again. Any rain water any snow is being diverted. 10 12 ft Well away from that house. So better. We're gonna go to break We come back. We're gonna give out over the air, a couple of members that you can call for infrared or anybody else out there that have been this issue. In the meantime, I get so many questions asked me. How does solar work? How does it work? Well, it worked as They.

Valerie lake side Ken Oxford Ah peak Walter Wallace
"furnace motors" Discussed on WJR 760

WJR 760

02:41 min | 2 years ago

"furnace motors" Discussed on WJR 760

"Motors and say why I need a new mortar. I said No, no, no. You leave that overnight here with me. And I put that motor in a vice and I dropped 56 drops of turban. Oil turban tur be I n e. I dropped down that shaft of the motor and I reverse it and I've got down the other end of the motor and the guy come in in the mornings. They will I'm here to buy a new motor and I say You owe me $2. And they said, Well, I'd say you owe me $2 for the oil I used Get out here and see me when you have another problem. Turban. Oil is not going to turn the bubble gum, and that's what happens to a lot of oil you put into the furnace Motors. Turns to bubble gum and you ruin it. Okay. Turban, oil will stay as oil will not break down. Well, I need to take the motor out of the furnace to put it in. In some cases you do unless you can loosen the bracket on the mortar and just tilt it a little. And let you know and let it doesn't drops rolled down that shaft. It'll migrate to the baring. Okay, And you've added years of life to a furnace Morin. Furness Motor today, believe it or not, just a simple furnace motor is like a $600 repair bill. Wow. They're not inexpensive. Yes. I thank you so much for emailing me and for calling me on the phone I love the attention are thanks so much another another quick question about grad store. Oil? Yeah, not use a bunch of things. You mentioned the garage for oil. I went on the Web and I saw the only thing I could see was like Three and one head garage door oil, But you said not to use three and one for garage store. You buy grij oil graduate door oil at the hardware store, it says on their maid. Specifically for gradient doors screen all the old oil out now, make sure you use Mineral spirits or denatured alcohol and clean all everything make those tracks as clean as a whistle. Okay? And then spray that all through that track and on the rollers and spray everything. I spray the cables above the door. I spray those cables. Those springs I spray everything. All right, so just the longest says Furnace oil. It's okay to you. No, no, Brad Store oil or Yeah, Okay. All right. Thanks. Are take care, OK? Bye Bye. Bye bye..

Furness Motor Brad Store
"furnace motors" Discussed on KGO 810

KGO 810

04:50 min | 2 years ago

"furnace motors" Discussed on KGO 810

"The latest on how Copan 19 is impacting business in the economy, then stay in touch with marketplace Minute Ah podcast and Smart Speaker briefing updated three times daily. I'm nervous, awful with the marketplace minute, the nation's gross domestic product contracted by an annualized rate of nearly 40 profits doubled to more than a counselor to thirds of the US economy and commerce. Just ask you're smart speaker to play the marketplace minute. You can also listen on apple or wherever you get your podcasts. And we are back 1 807 37247 forgotten email from Tom. And he says, What do you think about composite decking? I need to replace my 26 year old redwood deck. Here in Reno, Nevada. Now Reno, Nevada in the summertime gets up into the hundreds, and in the winter time it snows so all weather conditions apply. In that area. And so Tom wanted to know how we felt about composite decking. So here's what I wrote back to him. Thanks for your question. Hope you're doing well. In this pandemic environment we feel that compost decking. Isas good as any other choice, And the truth is, that's how we feel. I think that there are certain segment of folks Who want to use composite decking because they feel it's going to be better than wood. I said. However, if you're going to be walking on this decking with your bare feet You should be very, very careful because plastic gets really hot. So my advice to Tom, who lives in one of the hottest states in the union. He is. Are you going to be walking on this deck? Barefoot auras anyone? Because if you're going to use composite or any kind of synthetic decking It absorbs and holds the heat like crazy. And if you're walking on wood You're walking on a surface that reflects the heat and doesn't get as hot as the plastic. So I told him. I said if I were you Where you live. You might want to look at a wood called E Pay, which we feel is a fantastic decking material that really lasts a long time and ah, if Red wood decking lasted 26 years. For Tom, then pay would last 46 years. It really is a good, hard, solid, dense, long lasting weatherproof wood, and it's beautiful and it is gorgeous. And so what's your tipple modeling? Babe? My tip is, you know there's a lot of people using humidifiers right now. One of the things you should be doing always is using. Distilled water, because if you're using regular tap water you can actually cause a calcium buildup on your furnace filter really, and the furnace filter will look clean because the calcium is white. But It will look clean when it's actually all clogged up. So distilled water up using tap water. You guys got another tip for me or Ah, you know, I do. We are experiencing really, really hot weather. If you've got a piece of furniture sitting in front of and blocking your cold air return you are causing your h B s. Is this um, really work? Hard work, too. I have to tell you about the it's called Actually, the what Everybody calls. It is a cold air return, but whatever what it actually is. Is a return Air grill right because the temperature of what it returns to the furnace changes with the season. Sometimes it's cold air, and sometimes it's warm here, right? So the return air Port. Is sized to match. All of the inlets together. And if even part of it is obstructed. Then the air won't flow properly and your furnace motor will really, really have to work hard. And not to mention your furniture will get filthy.

Tom Reno Nevada US Copan apple E Pay
"furnace motors" Discussed on WJR 760

WJR 760

11:38 min | 2 years ago

"furnace motors" Discussed on WJR 760

"You can't talk to us by phone you can text as well but we go to the phone calls for so that's the way to do it if you can eight hundred eight five nine zero nine five seven but that doesn't mean he that doesn't mean that the Consumer Reports magazine did a survey okay and they made a statement here see our members expect refrigerators they buy the last ten years on average according to our two thousand and eighteen survey and that lines up with the what most manufacturers tell us their fridges are built to last ten years last ten years and so keep that in mind when I'm talking about the maintenance of your refrigerator not twenty years not thirty nine forty ten years you need to do some maintenance to add some years to the life of that particular product your refrigerator so important to keeping things fresh and cool and let's go to the the hammer and see what's going on on the telephone let's go to a listener who's from try but in his car right now he's got a question about his stole this is Jim hello Jim thanks for calling and how may we help you well you know what I idea of I wish I were called earlier but I'm calling just so I can pass mother information I have an L. G. stoles and I was having a problem with with the heating up it it would it would come out but it wouldn't get up to temperature and so I went to my local appliance store and I said not to apply store but the repair store and store what makes you think there might be an and they said well probably the lower burner had burned out then I'd be in real technical I said whoa okay let's go ahead let's replace the via the ordered as we know we're in the suburbs and Democrat now so it took a day or two to get the little over five I was mechanical enough and I was able to replace that good I didn't really have that lasted about a week unfortunately and it start doing the same thing again so I went back to my same outlet and I asked him what made you think it is and he said well it's probably the thermostat and I said okay only so we went through the same drawing any orders came in at nine you probably know how much these items cost over a hundred Bucks apiece and so I once again I replace that plug it in and it did not work so I was frustrated I said now that you know I'm from an awful lot of money into something that was about ten years old I didn't think it was time for to to expire at the it's ten years old but apparently that particular stole room was not built for longevity so I went ahead I bought a new one now your yours mine not dilemma but here's what I would like to do occurs makes sense to you I have a lower burner in Mister Mister the other brand new I took them out before I before I took the sold to the curb would that make sense of what I was able to donate that back to my local guy would you think he would be able to pass that on and then give it to somebody who might be of in need of something like that or is it just Seoul remote an idea that you know the chances of somebody want to come by and get a lower burner in a service that would be worthwhile well let's put it this way if anybody's able to move those two parts it would be a service technician who works on that particular product that product by the way what was the name of the product that you purchased it was an LG and LG range made in Korea or China or Taiwan okay which has not got much life span and some serious problems with their brand new ATM I might add but what I mean what I'm curious about why would a service technician tell you to change the element in the bottom of oven and algae or any kind why would a service technician tell you to change that without checking the old one because all you need is an alternator checked the old one your hope that that's a good question to me in in twenty twenty hindsight it didn't make it doesn't make much sense today at the time it seemed right because of the way the the store was heating up yeah yeah exactly it it it acted is us it was that lower burner well I put it to you this way K. and I'm not trying to put myself above any other servicemen but I would never I would never have sold you a heating element for a stove without check in the old one first and then you could have bought it out might because I would have been sure that's the problem but apparently it wasn't a sure thing here yeah well you do what you want though those two elements those two components I think you know amongst the millions of people who have these stoves you might find it very rough to move them but it doesn't hurt to hang them on a hook inside the garage in case somebody **** ever yeah well here in LA just one step beyond that if if after I replace those two components there's only about one other thing that could go wrong and then there's the issue of the primary control panel which is probably half the expenses of the whole school that's all great thank goodness you didn't buy that so you're right the thanks for the phone call Jim very nice of you to join me so early in the morning and we hope you come back on the air with us okay we take your take care next on the line Joe is Richard from Clinton township with a question about his washer hello Richard thanks for calling in good morning to you Sir good morning Joe I have a ten year old girl world pool washing machine top loader yeah noon yeah I'm it's in the basement I'm never down there much so listen to it but the other day I got down the beach for spin cycle is done inside like it was getting pretty loud so the second what I put in an honest insight would sound a lot like a Bering's going is I'm assuming there must be pairings well not necessarily a day there's a couple between the motor and the transmission and that coupler is prone to failure day let's put it this way whirlpool has sold millions of copulation so it's a high failure component usually occurs because people tend to overload their washing machine which means there's a lesson there but that is not all that difficult to change the casing comes off of the machine the whole casing the front the top decide everything comes off in one S. emboli the trick is learning how to take that assembly off okay and if you're willing to do this takes you know idea you might have a thirty five minute job here okay but it's something that you can do the parts not expensive and you can change yourself rather than going out and buying a washing machine St of K. street systems are no Nick the casing is all one assembly in in in in I don't want to take fifteen minutes here to explain it all to you because the phone lines are always jam but I'm going to suggest you write this down okay repair clinic dot com all right their world headquarters is in canton on Michigan Avenue I got something like four million customers they have videos et cetera that you can go to shows you how to do it they're showing more questions sure the home protection plan you get all your eating you know you can get on your appliances your air conditioning and furnace and all that stuff what's a good one the good ones the best ones in my opinion are all through your utility DTE and consumers energy thank you for calling energy companies yeah you just call your utility which one you select okay and they've that plans are most likely basically all the same but they cover just what you want covered in your home but I'll tell you some when the furnace motor goes bad the guy said well at six seven hundred dollars to replace the fan motor in your furnace then you're not kicking yourself with your left heel you're kissing yourself on the cheek he is so smart but that's my opinion Richard and I'm very happy that you called in thanks for doing that and I don't I am I am I just wanted it if you have time I've heard of you go through a lot with your people that call yet about their furnace Bernard Bernard kicks on and kicks off and keeps recycling yeah in the Bernard portion the bird box for all the birds are yeah because I've clean this thing on mine about six times for originally guy come out and clean mine cost me like sixty five dollars right there's a little peril that goes in there a little I've heard you talk about how little steel pearl is about an eight inch yeah this is hamburger the sensor yeah it just looks like a one wire goes to it a quarter inch screw holes on that wire off onto the quarters group pull that Provo yeah and cleaning and cleaning yeah I've never heard you tell anybody that let's see I'm not a furnace expert ma'am I fact I just plain mine the other day yeah but listen I'm not a furnace expert yeah yeah but I hear people call and ask yeah well they throw these calls in once in awhile but I am not a furnace expert will nor will I pretend to be let's put it that way but I know what you're talking about I've done it myself okay yeah Richard thanks very the phone call very nice of you take care we'll take a little pause in the action here for a second okay hang on those phone numbers those phone calls because every one of you is invited.

Consumer Reports
"furnace motors" Discussed on WJR 760

WJR 760

11:26 min | 2 years ago

"furnace motors" Discussed on WJR 760

"And thank you hammer and I want to say it again thank you to all of the folks who joined us here on the air every Saturday and Sunday morning and I know you have to wait some time on the air on the telephone on hold I don't like it I really don't I'm very conscientious of the but I go back when I was when I first started here some twenty five years ago my goodness we used to do six to eight hours every weekend solid and the lines were always lit up as they are today and I have to do this thank you for the big welcome I get for every time I come down here to the Fisher building and do this radio program I enjoy you very much I'm very happy to be here and I was quoted in a newspaper story recently I'm not leaving this time unless it's in a wooden box so this morning Linda enjoyed joins us this morning good morning Linda thanks for calling morning Joe how are you today I'm not a hundred percent so that's great I'm about ninety eight right now good for you until I have a problem with my Maytag dryer but I'm part of the washer yeah it's twenty years old and it's starting to like rattle with unbalanced load so all the time yeah well pretty much all the time like maybe ninety percent of the time no matter how small the world is or how large it is it's just after a while during the rinse cycle it starts to like Jake and then when its spinning this it's been a shake when its spinning yes all right now listen closely because what I have to tell you is very important to your pocketbook hello okay that washing machine is what they call it to belt Maytag washer it was the best washer ever made so you were very smart in buying that washer well thank you now that washer has the average life of fifty four years you're not there yet but during that period like yours right now that washing machine needs a technician whether it be your husband boyfriend year if it needs a technician and per fairly somebody who knows what they're doing and there are a lot of service companies who know that machine inside out because it's quite a simple machine but my thoughts right now from what you're telling me is you need to new belts add a roller kept on the motor assembly those are the three things for the maintenance factor to keep dad washer going another twenty years all thank you now I don't know if you know a good service company but there are a lot there are good service companies out there it's still today old there's a few bad ones that I'm not too happy with we'll talk about those as the months roll on but I get a hold of somebody who works on the Maytag product asked when you call if they can fix a Maytag was to build a washing machine and have them come out or your husband can do this you can go on the internet and find out how and what you have to do to do this it's a an hour job for him to do fantastic job thank you so very much I thank you so much for calling and it's a great call on a great product thank you thank you have a great day you too thanks I do believe we're gonna Bob in Hartland good morning Bob thanks for calling in how may we help you this morning yeah good morning Jill money I'm I mean if you're interested in in in what your opinion is on consumer energy or DTE energy their plans that they have you know I have to tell you that DTE first of all consumers energy hired me here with a hunting on getting sold a carrier when it was got had to be ten years ago and I believe I was on the pay roll for them for like a five four or five year period and then then I got disturbed by all the money they were paying me because I wasn't doing anything so I quit then D. T. E. hired to be and for a year or two years to do the same thing I was a spokesperson for them in regards to the energy plans they have for consumers now gold back forty years I am the guy who sat down with bold consumers energy and D. T. and worked out that plan for them now it's much different than what it was back then now I'm playing eagle game here but I was very involved and that's why I ended up I was doing the applied doctor show and all that stuff but that's why I ended up working for them now to this day I still believe and I know there are people who say well I'm I yeah look at all the cost all this much money and so forth look at you have a furnace motor change and it's a six hundred dollar bill easy in your furnace things can be very expensive so the money you involved in these plans which is not all that much when you he gets start opening a coffee can and just pouring money in there every month every week or every day but their plan takes care of you with qualified people I might add they're all screen they watch every service call let's done they make sure the service industry takes care of you and an ethical fashion well I am still a big believer in those plans through our utilities and I feel we're very fortunate in Michigan that have that because it's not spread across the country great so I just thought I'd pass that on I know there are some people will complain about it that that's normal okay but it we have it and we're fortunate to have it and in my way of thinking it's a big money saving thing especially for the elderly who don't are not capable of doing changing the blower motor on the furs and doing some of those states but those people do a terrific job well I'm one of the elderly Joe and I sure appreciate your opinion on this thank you on the thanks for thank you for allowing me to both stiff it want to call it that okay very nice of you thank you sure take care Mary Ann joins us this morning from Auburn hills good morning Mary good morning it's very nice to get on I tried to get on yesterday you did have someone on anyway I have I have a Westinghouse freezer that I've had since nineteen fifty two who and I'm sitting next to it and it and it does make a lot of nice it just went off just as we came on so I can't I can't tell you what it sounds like but it makes a lot of nice heaven defrosted it in a long time what should I do about it to keep it I it's still going after all the six sixty eight years I got a forty two so cool refrigerator in my basement and a fifty two G. at the cottage our work like a champ and the amount of the energy well let's put it this way if you had a new freezer at a cost you fifteen dollars a month operator on the let's say the average that one you have is probably cost you need three dollars a month which lasts I willingly so much the last it's on first of all the metal is much thicker there's more insulation in there it weighs a ton compared to the new products today but it's made with old fashioned American quality you're fortunate enough to have that now I'll ask you about the noise okay does it make a rumble sound are a banging sound when it shuts off the boo boo boo boo no it's a more of a rumble I I that that that that kind of yeah yeah okay you see the compressor in the back underneath it's mounted on these rubber mulch just like a car motor is mounted in an engine is mounted in the frame of the cards got a rubber mounts to cushion the Noyce those rubber mounts lose their contents consistency this self can they they replace or what well you sure they can be returned must they must they be I don't you know when I used to do what I always had a chunk of car tire in my little tool box I just take that and I Graham and underneath the compressor and I don't know if I can I mean I I I will be able to reach it is used in a corner you sent somebody to help you but okay just one way I know of to get rid of the excessive noise ana refrigerator product well okay I don't really care about that I was just telling you about the noise I don't really care about it it's down the basement in a corner and it doesn't matter I just wanted to explain it to you that's very nice of you to call me with that question or comment is or anything that that I should be doing else what about the frosting how I haven't done that in a long time well a long time is what a couple years yeah IRA that's too long this frost is too thick yes said hugging shelves okay yes and so now you're not getting the cold to the food because the frost is too thick and that makes it work harder at that age the compressor hotter and that makes it louder all leading to that does defrost that they open the door put a fan in sub somebody just send me a nice email and I said look at even the frosted you can put a bucket of hot boiling water on the shelf it take a hair dryer this sudden those ladies and why did you just put a fan on a chair in front of it and let air circulate in there the important thing is when you're to frosting of treated like that you should wait until it's completely dry inside take a tall white but completely dry then take a fan hair dryer and make sure it's completely dry before you plug it back in meanwhile you take the food out you put it in a box but a blanket over the box now with the cold temperature it is here you won't have any problems okay so no big worry on that none okay and I will have many hours total is this thing of all take do you think take the what to do the whole thing in our.

"furnace motors" Discussed on WJR 760

WJR 760

08:03 min | 2 years ago

"furnace motors" Discussed on WJR 760

"To Valerie in Oxford good morning Valerie around with the inside outside guys log morning can warning shock hi I had a question about a problem we've been having with some moisture and a musty smell we live on on a lake and we have walk out ranch the the lakeside of the ranch with the side that is underground in the lower level is getting what ones getting water coming in there and I'm sorry I I have a speaker on a shot that are disturbing me okay start up what anyway so on the on the other side of the house that is very water was coming awful hello I think fifty nine for the lower level so we the water there and this about two years ago and so we don't longer we're getting water in the lower level lower level is finished off and there's still a musty smell down there and and that's not all the time it's just sometimes it's like musty moldy smell and we're just not sure how to address this there at the time that this this water was getting in there you could actually feel the carpeting along that wall and was actually wept with moisture but yet the drywall there wasn't wasn't let him go from the paint on it wasn't killing off or anything like that and we you know we we pull back some carpeting everything in the concrete below was was always the we're thinking that you know maybe there were some kind of a crack or something on the foundation that though the moisture was getting them through and after he had been diverted that it pretty much took care of the of the problem as far as the water getting in but now we still have that that kind of must be order down there from time to time not not all the time and we're just not sure how to get started on on addressing that well a couple things active moisture isn't necessarily the only issue humidity yes and remember you got concrete and concrete has an affinity for moisture cadre will take more secure from any damper a wet spot and transfer it to a spot that has less humidity so it's a hard sponge it is yeah that's a great point that write that down I like that so you mentioned having had carpet down there Valerie back when you originally had the problem so is it safe to assume you never put a sealer on the walls or the floor are there that's correct yeah yes so that would be one of our first suggestions if you have the ability to do that you might be surprised that it's fairly easy to get someone in there to pull the carpet up and then lay back down you know a week later a it's not as many people go ahead one was more coming from the walls like it was a it was literally any you could it was like spongy there was a bit of that that much water had gotten in in the in this one one side one area maybe five foot area of the of the lower level that the rest of the area we didn't notice the water slick but you're saying just moisture wicking up through the concrete in general causes the problem well it yeah it's likely to yeah we call it in the industry if you want to sound really smart you call a capitol arity that concrete will literally you know do it we just described with the moisture it'll wicket capillary action will bring it up what are you doing out on that wall was overhang and gutter and downspouts to make sure that no surface water can get close to that one how did you fix you said you fix it from the outside how did you do that yeah that's exactly right the up on the on the front side of the house there was not a peak that we had that just took out maybe about a foot from from the house and it wasn't enough the way we do it if we if we address it would have had to put a a gutter in and then the down spout on that one foot peak like so we never did put a a gutter in there we just kind of let the the water just drop off that that one area in all of the people over some windows and our store so what I did then it was a landscaped area so I put a like a little trough there where the water was running and so I diverted it out towards away from the house you know towards towards our driveway and everything and and that seemed to take care of the problem I also put some just some plastic down far along the outside wall so that anything that Mr trough would kind of be diverted down in that and it's kind of looking away from my house to so I don't think we're getting that kind of moisture in now like like we did prior to doing that now valley he said I'm wallet I'm sorry you said you're not getting all that had to Walter well literally any water coming in I mean there may be like waking like you like you talked about for not getting actual water coming in and that and that whole wall is is insulated you know between the the poured concrete and the drywall so you know I'm kind of wondering now is is that insulation had at the at one time you know absorbed all this this water that was coming in is there a crack in the foundation and we just didn't know how to begin to address that here's here's what we would suggest I mean you have a walk out on the lake side so it's it's highly doubtful that that this is a ground water problem right the water scattered coming from above yeah yeah yeah so it's a reasonable assumption so we would we would suggest a couple things by some cheap humana's stats I mean literally you can buy ten dollar little you know sit on your desk type humana stats and play some around there and track the humidity down there literally a floor level at the base of that wall and then maybe eight feet up try to de humidify run your furnace motor more continually to push air through that basement and distributed out through the house but the source of the water still has to be what can suggest yeah and here's my concern Valerie it's very hard they don't take this the wrong way then if you're gonna act of water in your basement for a homeowner to eliminate a hundred percent of it so you may have eliminated ninety percent of it or ninety five percent of the put that five percent coming in is still enough to do damage we think infraredx chuchus haven't scanned it haven't scared out of there's any went back there because a lot of times in those basements the rod whole sleek and they'll have to leak a lot and you can't tell because the finished basement and if it's just like a little bit that's enough to make it multi down there so if we get someone like infrared person to come in and shoot those walls they can tell you where that moisture content lady coming in yes there is a small active water and then again I go back outside I would make sure is that again any rain water any snow is being diverted ten twelve feet well away from that house so better we're gonna go to break we come back we're going to give out over the air a couple of numbers that you can call for infrared or anybody else out there is having this issue in the meantime I get so many questions asked me how the solar work how does it work well it worked as they come.

Valerie Oxford
"furnace motors" Discussed on WJR 760

WJR 760

04:40 min | 3 years ago

"furnace motors" Discussed on WJR 760

"Ago we were we I can't fire with a friend a party with a bunch of friends and my wife makes this comic is all talk about waking up early in the morning and my wife makes is common with which is very true I never needed that back then alarm clock could probably tell my mid forty I never use an alarm clock at all I had a internal clock that would wake me up. and when she told everyone that they were just so impressed I mean they're like seriously wow well cool cool in a few minutes later my buddies cockles can yeah what time do you wake up in the morning. noon. well my kids the you said Dr my kids to school every morning so I wake up at seven getting ready drop off at school when I said seven they all start laughing they said no one do you don't be alarmed. yeah yeah it is funny I used to think it was I don't know if it was guilt or anxiety but I was kind of same way I would just yeah wake up yeah. me six thirty seven now is my that's my window where I'm up wide awake every morning I think people that as they age they they get it you know once your eyes are wide awake it's hard to put it back miles of put your feet on the floor and you never say just reset so hard for United Napoli how tired we are now in our older age I can be out for ten maybe fifteen minutes and that's it I we back up and I'm that used to be a guilt source forum that I've I've literally come to believe over the last several years that's actually a very healthy thing to do yeah I believe that I wish I'd done it earlier now heather sometimes in life when I was still by by day six or seven of the week it's like he were zombie just kept moving forward okay so we have an hour left of the show if you have any phone call John asks any questions eight eight eight six five four guys equals eight eight eight six five four four eight nine seven where is the sweet spot shock. glad I just wanna we drive we're trying the water out okay but I think we need to take one further step let's do that lot of people don't do completely and they don't go for long enough to take the they dry out what's visual that you are so right Hey this is so important you're about to say well bottom line you get concealed water behind dry walls we again we had a caller just just a we've got a million emails on gas. and and and that moisture in it yeah we have a caller that used to remediation yes call real real intelligent man and I'm. you gotta make sure that that what inside of the wall cavities or dry or the ceiling cavities you know the floor above your head if it's a second floor you know whatever because that's where concealed moisture will give girls to mold and mildew isn't that's where you end up having real health problems they're actually right near the house could be you know Hey you hear about people Sam get all these headaches I tell people tell me I'm getting headaches are no work I'll say anything change in your house have you had the water of it any chance you have mold because one of the first places you should look yeah is in your heart has changed in your life yeah and it's funny that people don't want to accept that if they smell if you smell mildew or date yes in your house you have an issue there's just no two ways about it and southeast Michigan. is full of those when I called basement smells when you walk into the basement you know cells like a basement I was like a basement yes say that every listeners going I know what that is okay but that doesn't excuse it and that doesn't make a right it doesn't meet me you should should keep it that way you know unfortunately a lot of people use their basements as storage and I'll say forty some people need to I I get it I get that's kind of what they were built for regional yeah you're right food storage initially yep. however like anything else you store you should never put stuff right against a wall you should always try to keep it out just a few inches even in a corner you want the air to be able to move around it or on the floor or on the floor right yeah pallets anything you can do the list list up got a little bit. it end and don't discount that because this is really could advice if you keep the air moving around it once it does get wet for whatever the reason maybe have a rival league maybe when your window wells fills up Hey you fix it and you can't get to those things if you lease no there's air moving around it you know what will dry out eventually absolutely absolutely and if you encourage more air movement though again we go back to the you know a fan keep the air moving or keep your furnace motor running. if they're moving your help disperse it and and and the laws of physics will actually help you dry that out yeah you know you talk about fan we love the ins and outs you guys love.

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"furnace motors" Discussed on WLS-AM 890

WLS-AM 890

02:25 min | 3 years ago

"furnace motors" Discussed on WLS-AM 890

"You know, you may not be in a position where you can upgrade your whole heating and cooling system. But to help you maximize what you already have. We have a bonus coming out for the furnace motor when paired with a smart thermostat in it. It's an extra fifty dollar rebate so combined two hundred and fifty dollars. So somebody could buy a brand new furnace motor with a thermostat or do. They what what's the deal is one or the other by both that Santa both of them at the same time. And the contractor installs it for you. You can get a fifty dollar bonus. So the idea is schedule your tuneup maximize the unit you already have by putting an inefficient motor and get a smart thermostat. I want to ask you a question about the home energy assessments. And what the typical payback is which is a media because because it's free. But because we just did I sign the sheet for the our office at six one west Randolph to have the contractors come out, and install energy efficiency, lights and everything like that. At our at our facility downtown at home sides homeside financials office in Chicago, it's going to it's going to be an eight hundred dollar or nine hundred dollar investment. But we're going to get back in about twelve months. So why wouldn't you do it? Plus, we've got like six or seven light bulbs out because we took over to be clear, though, residential you wouldn't be any cost. They would change those like bulbs. Yeah. So on the residential side for the home energy assessment. That's totally free to customer. We do offer a smart thermostat at a discount. So either seventy five or one hundred and fifty depending on the model that you select but everything is free. And then on the business side, we have a similar offering where it's not entirely free, but lots lots of free and discounted pressures to your point, Dave, it would cost you three hundred dollars five hundred dollars to change your light bulbs by yourself. Sure. And I'd probably fall off the ladder and causing another eight hundred dollars on a medical thing of the money. We'd make on the video. Absolutely great. And it's still not firing their gipper. How we blooper video. I so I changes like change light, bulbs and fall and crack my head three to five nine one eighty nine hundred. We're going to I the call screen here when we hit it is still not working. We got to fix that. During the next break. Three one two five nine one eight nine zero. All right. Let's hit the brake care. Gary Novell's tied up in a is tied up in a in a consultation today. So we will not be call him. But I've got a great story of an individual that we're working with to enhance his credit. So he could buy a home three one five.

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"furnace motors" Discussed on TalkRadio 630 KHOW

TalkRadio 630 KHOW

04:49 min | 3 years ago

"furnace motors" Discussed on TalkRadio 630 KHOW

"Let's see here. We have been in Aurora bended morning. You're on the air. Hi. Hi. Can I called you a few weeks ago about the furnish filters? Yeah. Not just refresh your memory. I could've sworn that. Brian told me do double the cheap filters and not use the thick filter. I forgot I forgot to ask him about that. I Email back and forth him quite a bit. And I did you ask him again. I didn't want to bother him. But I can call him. I have his number. Well, he's listening to the program. I just got some feedback on those expensive furnace Motors needs still listening. So I will probably get an Email from them here in a couple of minutes. All right. Yeah. Is just wanted to remind me did, you know, if you had talked to sworn when he was at my house each adult real cheap. You know fiberglass. Yeah. Yeah. Well, let's get some feedback from them as far as I know I still like the corrugated paper style. But let's see if he's still listening, and if not I promise that I will get with their phone or Email during the week and talk about that. So thanks for the reminder gonna go too good to hear from you. Ben -tarian Cheyenne. Hi, terry. Good morning. Hi, my husband, and I recently installed some glass shower doors. And the instructions with it said the us a soft cloth only not to use harsh chemicals on we talk about the glass now on the glass, right? But we're getting water spots. We rub rub it down after we shower, but we're still getting water spots. And I was wondering because I have a oil rubbed. Bronze hardware around it. Yes. I. First of all, it's like or vinegar considered a harsh chemical. Yeah. Maybe so, but we we don't need to go. Quite that far yet. Do you have a squeegee in that this is this clear glass, by the way, Terry totally clear did you ever squeegee in the shower? No. Your husband, shower seconds. So he gets to squeeze you the. Class. The best the best defense against spots in his shower. Doors squeegee at every morning. The second best is to use a daily shower cleaner spray, which they were at works. Pretty well. It's a wedding agent that kind of of discourages spot formation, but maybe you don't wanna breathe that stuff every day. But the squeegee a little rubber squeegee hanging on a little hook in the shower is really the way to go. There are also other ways if it's if the spouse of dried up, some people think if you rub it with a bounce a dryer sheet that can help if you get stubborn spots and a little warm water. And and white vinegar is also a helpful again, you can use your squeegee. But I think the squeegee is real defensive way to to make sure that you just don't get any spot formation. Yeah. And it doesn't involve any chemicals at all does that. I would not go to the Tyler. That's those are pretty strong right now. I don't think it will hurt the glass, particularly, but you don't really need to. So I think the squeegee really is the way to go. Yeah. Okay. And what about for existing water stains than guilty? There's I say I would try some vinegar and water. I okay. Here's the vinegar. Those are kind of probably a minerals that get deposited magnesium and calcium minerals. Get deposited the water spots on the door. So the vinegar warm water and vinegar not just dilute vinegar solution will we'll get those off. If you have to go to something stronger. I guess to seal are woodwork. But I would try the vinegar and water. I yeah. Okay. Now, rain X makes the you know, the rain actually put on your windshield. Yes, they make some shower door cleaner products. And I don't remember if they also sell a spray as a defense to keep water spots off. Or not. I can't remember. But look up the rain X shower door products online, and they have a whole line of shower door care, which and I love Ray next on my windshield. By the way, I ask for the car wash. And yes, a nice job. Yeah. Yeah. This is Terry before I let you go. This is the kind of thing that we get a lot of good feedback on. So we got another eight minutes or nine minutes of the show and reliable to get another couple of calls about people's favourite shower door, clear shower door glass cleaners and so don't don't quit listening to the program. We might get you some more feedback. Okay. Okay. Well, thank you..

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"furnace motors" Discussed on WJR 760

WJR 760

05:42 min | 3 years ago

"furnace motors" Discussed on WJR 760

"Is part of your free work on your resume. We've we'll pay you. What's in our budget unfortunate? I respect. Well, you you live it. All right. We do have concerns about frozen pipes and problems inside the house, and no one better to ask than you the inside guy. Chuck, you know, we really do, you know, one of the easiest simplest things that most people can do particularly with the housing stock in the metropolitan Detroit area and outlying missionaries being. So all is to set your thermostat down, the steel degrees. And I don't mean I don't mean tan or anything like that. But if you normally run at sixty eight. That's of at sixty five for a couple of days because when things work harder they break, and that'll make it less likely to break your blower, motor your fans, those kinds of saints. Good idea, I know too. You can put on a lot of these systems at least ours, and I'm sure many others either auto fan or fan on. I've always heard it suggested that you go with auto don't ever put it just on on. It'll run all the time. Well, that's an interesting statement. And I'm sorry because it's your show. But if you put it on on. So it does went all the time. What's going to happen is it's going to keep moving air. And if you keep moving air the furnaces south. Ah? Suffice heat will run last 'cause there's more thoroughly blend temperature and humidity in your home. You know, man, you didn't help me at all on that one. I don't care about here on the show. I'm just repeating what an expert told me, but my wife is going to kill me with this. Because we've had this argument. Yeah. It's interesting because the newer units are going to run at lower voltages solely newer units. They recommend that all the time. And what happens is you'll be circulating lower volumes at lower velocities of air. So you won't even know what's happening is just a far more efficient way to do it. So one of our chips are people actually is to run it on and instead of auto and all the wear and tear comes when that thing. Chess. Awesome starts back up shuts off starts back up. So if you can just keep it running it actually is better thing for the motor furnace motor deplorable. You're blown away my old dear departed friend, Glen Haege. I wanna told me don't put it on. I put it on automatic. Okay. New information thermostat to sixty five. What else do we have Chuck? The pros and pipes. You mentioned that's such a big concern again in the older homes. A lot of pipes went up outside walls and crawlspaces or near you know, outside basement walls. So if you can find the furthest faucet at your house from water comes in. So maybe it's the uppermost bathroom or the one that far into the house in drip that faucet. It's a mixer faucet were hot and cold both at the same time put it right in the middle. And allow it just a fast drip, in this weather, keeping water moving through the lines is likely to prevent them from freezing up. If you have an investment home with cottage anything like that, you're gonna waste a few gallons of water for a couple of days, but you're not likely to have any frozen pipes. I find it fascinating. That the drip is enough to keep it called moving water as opposed to just being very little water in the lines that you would think would freeze, but you're the expert, and I've heard that a million times about the drip and the furthest faucet away. People open the cabinet doors under there, sinks. No, he tends to circulate, you know, in those P traps where that water is sitting in all those dreams. So you should open those cabinet doors. I got you. Yeah. So if you can allow air to move through those and and keep it circulating as well. That makes a difference. If people can shove a rug maybe up under their exterior doors where that door meets the threshold some air for moving through there. You got really old windows in the house dab. Makes a product called. Seal caught literally caulk year old window shut. And then peel the cock off in the Spurs. Wow. Could actually gain a literally sufficiency with some of those older windows, you know, for a modest investment of a few dollars. You know, what else I've heard to? And you've you've I'm sure said it before Chuck putting that you can buy these items to put down at the bottom of a door. But in a time like this people can't rush out and buy, but a towel even at the bottom of the door. If a lot of cold air is coming in you are so right, sir. If people would just do that, they may prevent that aluminum threshold from icing up, and they'll certainly shut off the air movement, you know, coming and going freely. So that. Yeah. Check any last minute tips here that can help us one. That's a safety issue. If you have over the last twenty to thirty years had a higher efficiency furnace installed check and make sure that drifting snow has blocked those exhaust vents because those hugely exit the house near the ground. Paul. We're also seeing a lot of situations where people's what they call the stink pipe or the drain waste and system that goes up to the roof is freezing over in older homes. So if you're having problems flushing the toilet water running out of your sink in this bitter, cold weather, do not go up on your roof, all a plumber. It's probably something as simple as that pipe being ice over. I never knew I had a stink pipe. I really on the happy note check noticed he's talking about..

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