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The Home Depot Home Improvement Show, 4/3/21

Home Improvement with John and Dave

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The Home Depot Home Improvement Show, 4/3/21

"Welcome to the home depot. Home improvement show with john and answering your home improvement questions every saturday on wbz presented by charlotte comfort systems heating and air conditioning at a cost a heating cooling and electrical on news. Talk eleven ten and ninety nine three wbz warning everybody. Welcome to the home depot. Home improvement show with john and dave. I'm john gordon. I'm dave deauville. The morning dave deauville. How are you gave me and you. Everything's good Up in Wilmington all right now. So seeing the children's and the grandchildren's ready to celebrate easter yachats always good absolutely And it's It's springtime and then this is freezing. Your bottom off kind of weather up there right now. Yeah was twenty nine just a little bit ago at the. Get the ice off the windshield. Hopefully for the last time this season i hope. Yeah this is it's all right. It's good it's a little break. Maybe i don't know does pollen freeze it. Does between the rain in the in the freeze will actually that every year. Something happens i. I'm like oh maybe it'll be better this year. It is what it is no worries. It's one of the things that comes with living in ann arbor and everything else is so worth it that who cares cleaned upon off and i'm me go right and we got While we have lines open last few weeks that people dialing right off the bat which is fine with us. We're at seven zero four five seven eleven ten seven zero four five seven eleven ten. I give us a call remember. You can always go to ask john. And dave dot com and click on the questions button. Send us some questions that way. We can take some extra time and answer questions for you as well david this morning. I thought we'll mugo over while i was kinda like i'll call it spring cleaning but spring. Prep some of this stuff we've talked about. Hvac and so on. But was it last week. I think one of the gentlemen called in and said hey what can i do by way of Yourself things for my hvac system instead of paying somebody to come out and do it and there's some stuff that you can do. We'll talk about that a little bit. We'll get outside the house and nowhere on this list as Talk about the roof. But i think that's a. That's a worthwhile thing to have a peek at this time of year. What's going on. Get a set of an oculus if you don't have one. They're not expensive and in into a little roof inspection and then we'll talk about Some of the things we actually had a couple of things leftover I promised to do this several weeks ago while three or four weeks ago. Just take a little bit extra time on replacement windows and so and so. Maybe we'll try to do that. And then just by way of cleaning up old business. This was my bad but we did the gentleman who called us looking for some help with hardie plank siding did get him connected to our local rep so yes i think we you know we can check that box. I trust those guys to take good care of folks so Let's see then there's a couple new products. I didn't get a list this week. You know The home depot has been sending me just some products to talk about. And i've got i actually don't i didn't get anything tricky this week. But i've got a list of best new products springtime. And there's a couple on here. David look at what i wanna to a little messing around with It's a manufacturer who all know and love a corky for the flapper people. Yes they have. They have a fill valve now that that may actually rival our favorite fluid master. I don't know we'll take a look and let's see what else what else what else i think. That's i think that's what we have by way. Emails anything shaken out there. We have got we got a few. It was It's been pretty quiet. Mostly folks looking for Different services and then of course the correspondence with the The siding but Yeah we could go back. we've got some. I think that we haven't talked about. There's there's quite a few that Were from a couple two three weeks ago in march and We can we can We can attack some of those and and I think there'll be. I think they'll be good ones. I know you were talking about the no. We were gonna talk about some things in in in the spring too so with the pollen was a great Intro In a i guess it ties in with the spring. What we think about doing in spring. Which is you know painting and sealing and cleaning but you really have to wait until the saddles. Unless unless you want texture texture in an unusual caller. Yes yes yeah agreeable. Now yeah yeah. You can't even go there. Yeah that's nasty as all right. All right Let's see what else was. I gonna talk through here I don't know. I had a note. And then i lost it. I think i just wanted to make sure we spent a little bit of time if we get to it on talking about the windows and because we had several good questions around that and it's hard to get through all the details of that way you just on the radio but we'll talk through and just her mission. Yesterday i went on a little a quick consult for a gal that had been getting some prices for windows. And that's something we can talk about. It was it's a started out about windows but it went well beyond this. I'd love to share that conversation lukavac. We're we're getting ready to roll into a break so we'll just come straight back into the windows conversation from the break Folks we are available for your consultation at seven zero four five seven seven ten seven zero four five seven eleven. Ten welcome back. This is the home depot home improvement. Show retana dave. I'm john gordon. I'm dave deauville. And we've got. We have some lines open right now at seven. Four five seven oh eleven. Ten seven zero four five seven. Oh eleven ten david while folks are dialing up on the window console. You said that that was worth discussing. Yeah absolutely had a friend of mine. Had a has a friend that was was She was actually getting quotes on windows in. I think she's got four or five quotes and he asked me if i would go out and kind of help her sort through everything so anyway. When i went out there we started talking. And i said so. Why do you need windows. The house is about twenty five years old and from what i saw the windows. Were in pretty good shape when i pulled up in I didn't examine them close but started asking her some questions. She said that her utility bills were high and she was having trouble cooling and heating the house mainly the bonus room so that started. Let me in little bit on what was going on but The windows weren't rotten is what she told me. I saw no broken seals and so we kind of ended up going down the path of insulation. So we talked a little bit about installation. The house being twenty five years old air sealing and insulation wasn't a huge deal as as important back then as it is now and it wasn't really part of the code it did have. There's this code of questions in there but it's it's improved and we talked about her air conditioning and heating and i found out that her Downstairs unit was seventeen years old and her upstairs. Unit was twenty five years old. Yes so she's just cooking away. Yeah so that's that's that ended up but it was. it was kind of. I don't know if it was sad. I guess if i sold windows i would want to sell windows but five people came out there and and looked and there was nothing wrong with the windows. You know there's a different problem. And i don't know what they were promising her about Savings but the you know their twenty five year old windows but windows but they're still good windows they probably don't have low e. in and that's always helpful but she's pretty much shaded all you know throughout the summer so it's not gonna make that big a difference so anyway that's where we ended up and it was. I think i was worth her time in my time to go out there and take a look at that so okay. Yeah yeah so it could save. Save some money. Well i mean you're just gonna put your money. it's really about. Put your money where it needs to be put. Well yeah it's and to your point. I guess we need to get scott and zeke to do a window company now too so that they can say hey. You don't need new windows just like you don't need new. Hvac system right. Who knows as you said what they promised to me politically correct. There was a person of a certain gender with hair of a certain color who failed to pay the bill for their new windows in when the collection agency approached that person and said why. Haven't you paid your bill. That person said because the salesman told me that ultimately they would pay for themselves at loses a little bit. When you clean it up. I i know all right here comes robert robert. Good morning here on the home depot. Truman show johnnie how are you. Hey i'm doing good. I just had a question about rebuilding. I told it Tank which says tank kit shirt yes I rebuilt my tallet. But what happens is When you when. I flush it the flapper close too soon and also at the bottom. There's a little collar And the collar rodham where the water goes down it Sticks up a little bit about an inch doesn't fully right the tank. They all do. The ladder isn't a problem. I mean holding a little bit of water has the the bottom of the valve were goes into the tank is not as you say isn't flushed. That's no pun intended. that's not. That's not an issue and david depends on the kind of flapper that he's got but you can. You can solve the problem with that flapper closing too soon just by either adjusting the length of the chain. Or sometimes there's a dial on the flapper and it's just how much water there's a there's a cavity laugher that holds water and as you pull it up at the water comes out and it drops back down and and you can just that mo- most often. It's just the just in the chain is it. is it not. It's it's unusual to find the flapper with the little adjustments. The dial on it right so you can make that chain a little bit shorter flapper. is a standard clapper. So it's not just voices so right sure so you just with the chain. So you'll tighten up that chain. You want just a little bit of slack in it just just very little so you grabs it when you hit that handle it automatically is. It's pulling if you push down further it's gonna pull that handle up further and it's going to hold. Its gonna stay up longer. I'll tell you another little trick. I learned is You know i have it. Set to for the water level. Goes house kellyanne right. I'm learning a little higher to hold a little more water so and to the To the float that makes afloat ride lower which puts about another quarter water in there. So you couldn't adjust it out. Everyone ties it would go and Well you know this. There's adjustments on that Fill valve is the the little. Screw that adjusts the float to go higher lower some more water less water and then the other is the height of the stock. So you've they come they come compressed so you can actually turn that water back off. I guess you'd dislodge because you'll you'll take the texture off the ceiling but you twist that scare twist you can twist it and pull that stock up a little bit higher in that. Will that will allow you to allow get more water into that tank all right. Thank you robert. Thanks for the call. Thanks for the call robert. That's thanks that that's a good segue. Though i think those into into one of the products said i i looked up That is actually pretty slick and and we'll talk about it again because i haven't discovered or understood one element of it. But it's quirky. We you and i have always always always spoken about fluid master as fill valves. And there's no reason not to their awesome products super easy to install. It's one of the handful of instructions that comes with things that actually that actually in my opinion is very easy to follow as a consumer and make sense great products and inexpensive but this corky system. we'll talk a little bit once. I have a longer break. Look it up a second element on video. But it's scott twice the life and jackie. Sure how that's managed. But it's like overflow protection sensing a went to cut the water on and off Pretty interesting and it's it is as david we've always suggested when you're going to get into the tank to replace the fill valve. Just do the flapper and everything the same time by the by the full set for like nine hundred. Sounds like that's what robert did. Yeah yeah and so anyway. We'll talk a little bit about that. But it's it's the two times long-life toilet filled out corky of all. I should say of all people cork. He's been around forever. We recommend the red corky flappers over the over black just because the rubber holds up to the chlorine and stuff a little bit better so yeah they call it chloride zone to rubber but last two times longer than other fill valves backed by ten year warranty so Pretty good. And then. I want to look at the the little overflow protection in the sensor piece of it because it looks. It's it doesn't have a floating device Right like you would expect so actually kind of cool muscle work must work off of pressure and then it looks like the the mate. It looks like it has a deal that you can unscrew to get to the To wash them out to clean them out. So did you pick up any debris some. That's pretty cool. So yeah it's it's pretty decent and so very long life to other phil bell corking the home depot near all right there you have it folks you know john and i get excited about get your mind out of the toilet Right here we'll. It's look i that most people if given a chance to take a peek and look at things the way we do they would be comparably. Intrigued right entertained anyway. All right we've got we're coming up on a break Get your coffee questions. Seven four five seven eleven seven. Four five seven eleven. Ten is our number and go check out your toilet and studied the insides and come back with questions not really but We're gonna take a little break. We'll be back to answer your home improvement questions Also s john. Dave dot com. Click on the questions that way. Lots of good information to and from when we do that. So seven four. Five seven eleven ten. The home depot home improvement. Show with jonah. -oday will return after these important messages. We'll come back. This is the home depot home improvement show. Which on the day. I'm john gordon dalziel. And we have some lines open at seven four five seven. Oh ten seven hundred four five seven eleven ten David i wanted to take one quick detour back to the conversation from windows that led to the you know the age a hvac systems and and you talked about insulation what what was the installation installation need to be added to the addict to to hell. Yeah i think anyone that has a home. That's that's that's not been built in the last. The last ten years probably needs to address their insulation. If you're in the media charlotte area. They've had there's been an increase in the value and addicts from our thirty. Two are thirty eight so just with settlement and compaction in all of that. That's that's enough reason to to add some installation and top it off in the attic but now that the code is changed. You know it's it's it's it's not too bad and john we've been saying we've been saying forever if you're gonna if you're gonna do something you want to make a big difference in the house or you want to get the biggest bang for your buck. Adding insulation to the attic is the place to do it. You can you can do all you want to the windows and doors unless your windows are just. The curtains are standing out when the winds blow. And or if you're in the desert you know if you have no trees all day sun you don't have overhangs on your house. And you're getting blazed with the sun. There's still a cheaper way to do it. And that's to pull your shades even if you get light filtering shades. That will help a ton with that but if you really if you want to get the biggest bang for your buck i think we've always said little insulation will go along way now what we did talk about with With lynn was the The the bonus room which is how many times have we had this question. It's it's the hardest over the garage. It's going to be one of the hardest rooms to heat and cool There's not a lot of pay attention paid to that room and It usually is. It usually can be miserable and there are very uncomfortable at least. Yeah so we talked about. I just told her. I said before you make a decision on your air conditioning heating. I said you should probably talk to the insulation people and see if the fall is within your budget especially over that area. You can separate the the two addicts. If they're separated enough you could probably It may be wise to spray foam in there. So i said that would be my. Yeah that would make sense because we just it's a real struggle and that you you're at the farthest Ear the most distant from the From the system itself the unit itself. And so it's a challenge. Just if everything else was equal rights and the other reason i asked about the installation piece of it is i. Go through. We're gonna talk now just about some things some interior and exterior to think about from kind of a spring checklist and and actually. Interestingly enough. Nowhere on here. Does it say i think this is kind of maybe more geared toward maintenance than than a more robust check but there's no conversation of installation and this would be a really good time to get up in the attic before it gets crazy hot and take a look and make sure that you do have insulation adequate insulation. Yeah sure i mean if people if insulation is down to the top of your joy store you could see them a lot of times we see it because we get up there and we walk around So what happens is it gets compressed and it gets pushed down. It's it's really have no value at that point. I mean it has a little bit of our value but you lose most of it when you compress it down because you get your get your value from fluff right from the air. That's trained between the fibers. So may be worth it to to call the installation and installation company out and get price to blow in six or eight inches ten inches of insulation in the attic. If you think you need it the one thing that we've done in the past and just this out there. Because i know this wasn't on her list to talk about but if if if you have an area A staging area up there or storage area. Maybe you have a platform where the furnaces is sitting the air mover Maybe you have places for your luggage jerk. Christmas decorations whatever. You're keeping up there when you when you a lot of times. What we do. John's we build a little dam or a little short knee wall before the installation folks come in because that way we can the insulation back from falling in on that deck. Of course if you can keep it off of that deck When you're up there and you're getting things out you don't track it all back into the house. It's not a real big deal but you know especially it's probably more important now at this are thirty. Eight with blown in insulation. You get pretty tall. Yeah and that's i guess that's another reason anna blown. Insulation tends to be a little offensive party. Bats right but when i redid ours i put batts up there and just because i didn't want to have to deal with that with you. Know overflowing and i agreed. If you're if you use your attic a lot you're up and down in there. Then the bats are probably a better choice. it costs a little bit more than blown us but But if you if you don't want it spilling over on everything and it's probably that's probably a wise idea too. I just did it but you know what the heck is just money right well right now with about thirty three dollars a sheet. It's probably bats are probably a better deal. So can you g. r. bad structural. What can we build with them. All right i gotta take a break folks. This is the home depot home improvement show with john and day. We have some lines open this morning. We're at seven zero four five seven eleven ten. We'll talk about whatever's important to you. We're gonna take a headlong dive into some interior and exterior maintenance maintenance items as we head into the spring. We got a spring break week for many people ahead of us and so it's a good time to catch up just a little bit and have a little bit of fun. You know not all work but grab a cup of coffee questions ready and we'll be back when we return to the home depot home improvement show with john. Welcome back this is the home depot home improvement. Show john and dave. I'm john gordon. I'm dave deauville. Give us a call. Seven hundred four five seven eleven ten seven four or five seven. Eleven ten lines open. We're gonna talk to ed. good morning. Ed how are you this morning. doing fine. how y'all doing excellent. I got a question about how to clean. Some wooden bland's specially their little wrote coach on them Well let's see. How old are they About two years old okay. You know greece stay especially in the kitchen. And these are actual wooden. Blind's not the full would blinds. I think they are the artificial bladder. You know invitation would blinds okay. Yeah that's that's usually the case. If they are full would blinds in you. Want to confirm that you could probably determine that just by looking where the accord passes through the slats if you look closely in their part flats you can remove the slaps wrong now you got the latter verse. Okay okay so so look at the edge and see whether you've got like a wood grain like you can see lines of a grain or whether it looks just like foam core if it's wrapped. It could be tough if you pulled any slats out. Now as. I'm just trying to make sure you don't soak a wooden wooden blind and a true wooden blind because that would not be good but the easiest way to do that or the most effective way to do that and get the The cords clean also is just a little bit of watering your bathtub with some cleaning solution just about a probably a detergent is probably the best thing and let it sit and soak and then take them outside rinse off. Let them dry in Rock on with your bad self type cleaning solution I'm trying to remember what barb used to us when she did that. I wanna tell you. She used dawn dish detergent but degrees off and everything. Yeah and that's exactly what it was and and she did this bet a while. This was the the metal ones. We don't do blinds anymore. but But yeah it did it took the crease off. It took the funk out clean the cords Just wherever you are grabbing had a tendency to get thirty you may take a brush to the cords. A little bit why. It's so if you've got bad spots. But i'm pretty sure that that's what she used. Well operate information megan on. I hope you're welcome to stay safe. My seven four five seven seven ten here comes brett brett good morning. You're on the home depot home improvement show. How are you this morning. Hey how you doing. Great excellent good. That's all i got a. I got a little project. I'm replacing pressure treated stance on the back of the house and They're they're old and need to be done but My problem is the bumblebee four in on the bottom side of this. I don't want that to happen again. You know so. What's the solution to that There's we've heard all kinds of things from you know. Fill in the holes with a paste a seven dust pace take seven dust and making a paste out of plugging the holes david. We've heard spraying detergent. Because it's an irritant. I'll tell you. I had some serious problems and how i cured it. Certain people are not going to like it. 'cause it's chemically aggressive but i used the triads aside spray and i've put it online my toes thing i bought the version. Were destroys it out of the bottle and sprays it on. I had to wear my respirator because it was really powerful but it really worked right so now. What i'm talking about is new. I'm i'm those. Yeah so sprayed from getting to begin with i wanna. I wanna prevent the boring in business. Sure so david. There's a there's some i don't know. Does the timber four help with that. I think these guys will bore into anything because they're boring told nests not to eat so i quit a new fence up same and i. I appreciate it and i since. It's treated lumber. I i would probably just go ahead and spray it with cedar shield to begin with so i would get that product on hand And you know you could if you're getting ready to build it and you don't have the cedar shield and build it but What i did with my last project with treated lumber at home was i laid everything on saw horses and sprayed it all before i ever cut the first piece in and got that taken care of and then i went back and just hit the joints after it was after i had it. Assembled and Didn't have anything boring in it but it really wasn't the time of year for that to be happening. So yeah i. I've got the Senior shield already. I've used that so i'm ready with that. Yeah so i. If you spray that i think it may Deter them don't hard ended up. And i'm so i heard or read that if you paint the underneath side of aboard That stops and they won't go. Try and i've seen them. They don't usually but i have seen them go through paint. Okay so okay. I i think. That's what john says you spray on the outside of it beyond the cedar shield especially if it's on the bottom which is where they're boring will probably hang in there longer than something on a surface that's more prone to get washed off. It probably is probably a great idea to to spray that at all right. Thanks for your home and enjoy the show. We appreciate it. Thanks appreciate it. Bye like it is pretty aggressive stuff Have you ever used. It's it's i haven't used it but That's interesting i'll have to check it out If i run into that To that situation and you know and we we talk about it. We we kinda joke about. But i did. I did look up about about carpenter. Bees and what they do and they're not they don't carry pollen from one plant to another but what they do is do you know how they're so loud and they they buzz john they actually they actually vibrate the plant and knocked the pollen off and get it airborne so they do have. They do have a purpose and i didn't. I wasn't sure what their purpose was other than to keep the lumber company in business. So i thought maybe they were breeding them over there. And so it's it's a seventy sixty seventy kind of animal. Just get your buzz on this issue buzz. A i think it fits in today too. So does it really. Well look at all the states legalize weed lordy. I'll write a whole different show do that one about midnight. Yeah yes i call in to all right Let's see seminal four five seven hundred eleven ten. What's the buzz telling me what's happening. let's talk Let's talk a spring maintenance. The first thing on the list. David is hvac filters change your hvac filters big time. And let's talk for a second because there was a couple of things about that if if if you've got filters in a next week our links Arm saw scott and zeke will be with us in They'll probably talk about that again. And so i won't steal any their thunder but you you could consider or would argue. Should consider like a whole house filter versus versus the individual areturn filters. But if you've got a return filters talk about david your Idea with the weather stripping to seal that nice and tight and keep the air from slipping around it. I think when you flip that door back a vacuum. In when when i before i would open it i would vacuum and then as soon as i pulled the filter out evacuate frame and what i always noticed was the dust was Was going around the cardboard in the frame that the cardboard against a would have dust all over it so that let me know that dust was getting by the filter so i just bought some real thin a wet weather stripping you'd have to determine what's you know what's better for for your situation but That that was that was the perfect way to stop that dust so it would. When the door was closed it would force that filter tighter to the frame and that would stop the dust from getting around it. And you know it's only little bit the dust but if it's if it's steadily steadily steadily and it becomes a problem it does so then it's in your ductwork it's all over your coil Things become less efficient you dust. It's passed by its blowing out. All the vents so Makes a difference just something you know a couple of dollars at. It's a permanent. Fix all right Let's see we see paul out there. But we're right up against the break here paul if you don't mind hanging We would love to make sure we give you do time. We'll check when we go into our rakes just to make sure cool that folks. This is the home depot home improvement show with john and dave. We're going to take a little break. Here hustle get your home improvement questions. Ready be ready to call seven four five seven seven seven four five seven seven ten or s jonah. Dave dot com. Click on the questions button anyway. A slice it. We're happy to help out and we're going to help out more where we return to the home depot home improvement show with john day. Welcome to the home depot. Home improvement show with john and answering your home improvement questions. Have free saturday on. Wbz presented by charlotte comfort systems heating air conditioning and a cost a heating cooling and electrical on news. Talk seven ten and ninety nine three w bt welcome back hour number two at the home depot improvement show with john. And dave. i'm john gordon. I'm dave oval and we've got paul who had patiently waited through the break. Paul thank you so much for waiting through our break. Good morning and welcome to the home depot home improvement. Show how are you. Hey guys. it's good to talk with you again. And likewise yeah. Thanks for calling the weight. Well as you know the afternoon. It'll be my time. So i look forward to hearing the rest of your show today but i've got stuck on it You know. one of those retractable awnings. That you have That go over your patio. My moves to a place and we put it out to enjoy during the sunset and when we wanted to put it back it only got half way back and it stopped so we're thankful there was no wind last night. But we gotta figure out what to do sure. Is it electric. Nope it's manual. Crank the brand and yeah the crank broke on the way back in. So okay which islet there Yeah is that what broke off. No the crank broke because it shrunk anymore okay. So it's something something in that track. So it's it's it's it's basically it's there's a like a wheel back there. That's that's that's going left to right you know as it goes out they. They scissor the scissors scissors in in and pushes the awning becomes longer. And then as you crank it in those those guides or wheels You know the the you can't run if you really call them wheels but there's something in that track is what it sounds like some things in in a pinch paul. So you're you're gonna probably have to get on a ladder. Hopefully it's not too tall off the ground and and go through that and find Look in look in the track at the back. Look at the pinch points and see. If there's there's something caught in in there that's causing this to happen. Something's bound up for sure. Yeah would it helped lubricating anything or well it. It may be the answer. It might actually be what has happened before somebody lubricated it. And it was a sticky lubricant and maybe pollen and dust and mold and whatever has gotten and his baby got it stick. Stick it up. What does home depot have that. I can use as a lubricant guys would guest. My favorite john is that teflon fly. Blaster there's a blaster product that has teflon in it. Paul and that's really good. It's a the teflon is doesn't Hold dust so it doesn't become doesn't lubricate for awhile and then become actually a clogged on and it leaves a film a teflon film. This just a really good goes on wet and dries. Yeah it's almost like you're spray painting some teflon to it right. I though the the situation right now on the third floor. So i can't really get on a ladder. Yeah at pull this thing in. If i'm able to get a rope around it because it's on cable so it seems to be moving where you can like a like an accordion writing. Pull it in heard it by doing that. Just you know. I mean with gentle force you don't you don't wanna you don't want to snatch it because if there's something in there could if the guy if there's like plastic guide wheels could break it so you just want to where i'm talking about so you say it's on a third story is a third story. Dak third balcony. Yeah okay so you you really the place that you need to look on the ladder Is is right up against the house. Because i think that might be where we're part of your problem is there's gotta be something in there. That's that expands and contracts when you crank that the scissor action out so there's gotta be something holding it to the wall in in that track. That might be where your where your problem lies right. you know. it could've even been like a dirt dober- Mud pile or something. That's that's in there and got crushed when it was opened out and then When you pulled it back in it's it's it's all it's all in there and just just causing a the wheel to to have basically a chalk underneath it. Gotcha okay. here's a dumb question. And paul your concern for the wind is probably legit. And i don't know how what the design is on this but is it possible if you don't get this resolved a day and you're concerned about the wind. Is it possible just to pull the fabric back from the frame and try to do with. I'm okay. I'm at home depot. Now getting some rope Because you know the overhang is over the land. So i can't really get to it any other way than trying to pull it back. Pull it back was. Yeah because otherwise. We won't make a whole building sail away but it'll decent damage. Yeah yeah it'll destroy. That doesn't take much. Yeah yeah so. I appreciate that. I think i'm gonna lubricate you said with a teflon lube and then You know see if that moves the joint semi. Yeah do that and look in that track if you can get up there in any way possible. Look at that track along the wall. I i'm thinking that's where your problem is. That sounds great guys. Hey thanks happy. Easter episode. Paul jameson thanks. Paul will listen for you this afternoon. Man tall jamison. What time two clock. Two o'clock you gotta gotta get it done by then. Paul the go take all right. Thanks thanks so there. You go to radio shows at one time paul jameson and and the home depot is home improvement. Show so david The impulse situation. I don't i. Don't mess with that stuff. Ever so i don't know and i'm trying to think. Is it possible even for a is there a like a nut and bolt that connects to that fact that we're going to drop the agency. It's possible that's why. I want him to look in that track and see what's going on. My suspicion is probably a build up of something or like i said a dirt debris and they build that dirt trail doesn't take much if you that crumbles and gets in there that could easily stop when they when they opened it it may of of knocked down and crushed it but now it's fallen in the track and it's it's It's causing it not to be able to roll. That's that would be my first thought understand unless it was out unless it was out at some other time in the wind did catch it and they got it back in but that finished it off. So hopefully that's not the case he'll find out all right. We're gonna take a little break. Seminal four five seven seven ten. That's the line in join us when we return to the home depot home improvement show at john and dave. I'm john gordon. I'm david and we've got some lines. Open seven four five seven eleven ten easter weekend passover. I don't have the dates. When did pass oberstar. David i can't deal. I don't remember big weekend. Passover easter and and folks getting some spring break time so it's a perfect time to do home. Improvement things home improvement questions At seven zero. Four five seven eleven. David were running down. The first thing we talked about was changed. Hvac coulter you. And i talked about this last week. Clean and inspect your window screens for damage. Like it's good time now to figure that out versus. Wait until you're wondering like how these bugs keep getting in here And we talked about last week about cleaning. A little pressure washer not super strength the legislation but man way tila pollens done it twice. Yeah absolutely yeah. Just i think just laying down on a a a surface like your driveway with a soft car. Wash brush works works pretty well because you're not going to do it You almost need to put them up against the foundation of the house or something no to hold him because that way they don't scoot around and scratch But you could lay them on a tarp or anything like that and then and then. That's how i've always cleaned him and then just just rent them off boom let him drive. You're done yeah. Look for moisture and the crawlspace and basement. This would be another good year to do that. We've had lots of wet weather. Been record record almost record setting it's Well it has been record setting and it's not the most we've ever had but Man that's a lot. It's a lot of rain. trust me. So i've bought so much garb gravel for my house around it in the driveway to keep it is buried. Yeah and you know. We were waiting to pour the driveway now. Were waiting another at least another month to wait for the pollen to clear Before we do it so we're gonna probably wait till may i still. I need to get some more gravel. I've got some holes to fill in that You know just eats it just disappears and for the record Barbara who is listening said. Passover started last weekend. Yes thank you. Thank you barcus all right. So so what leaks crawlspace air conditioning and outside. We talked about it last week or the week before. Clean all the funk away dirt debris leaves that have built up but you can get You can get into those coils. Make sure the coils are bent. You can get a stiff bristle. Brush and clean out You can you can pressure wash him or be careful. How much pressure us. Hose them out to get the hoses better. A hose honor because of pressure washer will fold them over. Yeah if you if you hit them wrong with too much pressure you'll bend them and you'll end up doing more damage than good but all that stuff again you may want to give it a couple more weeks for the pollen to to to do its deal because it it when it gets wet just even from condensation or do and stuff that pound sticks to it but great cleaner out when you can Let's see let's take a break here and talk to wayne wayne good morning. You're on the home depot home improvement. Show jonah dave. How're you morning gentlemen. Happy easter happy. Easter to you Listen i've got a We have a concrete driveway. And it's got a crack in the where it's supposed to crack you know scene yes It's getting. I looked at about a half inch wide What's the best thing to fill that up with Probably a polyurethane crack filler for concrete. We we recommend seek affleck's sl k. f. l. e. x. Okay and you'll find it in the concrete i'll at at home depot and they have the big tubes and they have the little tubes. If you don't have a big cock and it's probably not worth buying buying the big twenty eight ounce caulk gun you save a little money on the product but if you're not gonna use the gun again it's kind of a waste of money so you probably have a caulk gun if you don't you can buy By goodwin if you buy one regardless if it's a just a regular ten ounce gun because if you use it you'll appreciate having a gun. That has the thumb. Quick release right. Yeah especially with that product. Yeah and and and a couple of quick tips with We're not we're not gonna just leave you hanging when you when you start to use that product in in putting it in the crack if you stop for a few minutes and lay down. It's going to continue to come out so we always discharge people to have a piece of cardboard a pretty decent sized piece of cardboard that she can lay that gun on so that if it keeps leaking out it's on the cardboard itself have some rags and a little paint thinner. That's what you're going to need to clean and other than that. I think john the only thing is clean a clean the crack out and blow it out if you can and then if you said it's a half inch i don't know how deep it is but before you pump lots and lots and lots of seek affleck's into a into a cavern void. You can use a a kach saver. Sell so-called rod if you had the home depot app on your phone you can just type in cox sabre and it'll take in. It's like a little. It looks like a snake. it's all it's a coil of foam open cell phone and and if you if you pack that down or push that down into the to the crack wayne if it's really deep it that fills the crack and then you just put the seek affleck's on of it. 'cause that's less expensive to fill that space then the seek flex would be right. You can get in different diameters right. Yes different from you. Know from quarter inch core. Think they're going to have three eight three eight three quarter probably at at the stores which going gonna find. So i'm looking at says. Half and three eighths if you shop in the roswell georgia short store but that's a long drive so you may want to check out pineville but anyway so yeah. I think that's it in david's advice. This on the technique with to keep it from making a big mess will keep you and your spouse happy right and since it's an expansion joint Wayne it's probably somewhat easier but if you don't feel comfortable you can line that crack with either blue tape or duct tape. Obviously it has to be Free in order for the tape to stick But that will give you a little bit. But you'll want you get going. You'll kind of see it saddle and it's okay the sales you get to the other end to go back and put another code on top of it as as it settles down because it self leveling will seek. It'll fill the void completely as john said if you don't use back around it will it'll fall out the crack at the very bottom of the tiny crack. It'll keep going so it better to put the second code down while the first coach still wet. Yes yes you get a much better bond with and wayne it you can always make the cut on the tip bigger so start out with a little smaller you know clipping the tip and then make it bigger if you need to. It's just much easier to control coming out a smaller hole to tip then a bigger one. Okay perfect it's always great to listen to you guys on saturday morning. Appreciate you and we appreciate you. Thanks for listening. Thanks for calling have happy easter. You all righty. that's In an expansion joint much easier because you can feel like you got a little bit of guardrail either side to for that tip of the cock you do and and that's good. It's cracking where it should. And and in waynesville on the right thing trying to fill that in so yeah get water. Freeze thaw cycle and then all the sudden you got issues. Well yeah it. Also lets that water underneath the concrete. Which which in turn over over time helps compact the dirt down and now the concrete's hollow underneath and you've got more chance for it to be moved moving and breaking and crack in more places so all right here comes gail good morning. You're on the home improvement show. We may have to take it through a break. So just tell us what your question is. And then we'll and we'll get moving. Okay good morning. I just wanted to ask you something. That probably doesn't bother a lot of people but we have a popcorn ceiling. And let me know what that is and that little balls of dust or forming on some of the scenes swiffer for and. i can't get it down. I give us a minute. we're gonna take. I think we meant to hold you and we're gonna take a break. We'll be right back after these important messages. Welcome back this is the home depot home improvement show johnny days. I'm john gordon. I'm dave deauville and seven four. Five seven eleven. Ten is the number to call seven four five. Seven hundred eleven. Ten david we lost one was my fault. I hit. I hit drop. I'm sorry to the senate. I don't rem. I didn't write her name down. I didn't either But take a second dusty ceiling. Yeah so so. It may be that that's stained or there's that she can't get off if you take a vacuum with a soft that has a soft little bristle brush on it and and drought across as you can sometimes get most of it away. If it still has discoloration in you can we've used the product called kills upshot. Ups h. Ot and it's called upshot. You can keep the can up right and it sprays a ceiling. There's i think two colors. And and i don't think i'm making fun of being a smart aleck. What i say that i believe. One of them is like antique ceiling or h ceiling. Or something like that and it is an incredibly good match for sprayed. Sealink has been in place barbara. I've used it and it's a good product. And so if if you really wanna get that. I think her comment was hey. This doesn't bother a lotta people but it bothers her. You'd be surprised. How many people that bothers actually as vacuum it and then if you have to try to cover it up with a product if it's clean give it a shot with the kills upshot and see if that doesn't sound right yeah so just gently now with folks that are listed just just the upholstery brushes just on the vacuum gently just scraping the ceiling. Yeah barely such an otherwise. You're going to have you'll be calling us next week. Like how do i patch this stuff. And i get a putty knife sandblasted all right. Let's talk to matt matt. Good morning around. The home depot. Home improvement show with china. Dan how are you. I'm doing good guys. I'm of out in the middle of the country. Being all right. Yes yeah we can turn your radio down us would you. Yes okay. sorry One quick thing to add about filling the expansion joints in the concrete Would that self leveling compound you have to make three but damn at each end or else that run out. Yeah great point. Yeah i. I usually tell that whenever we talked about getting the tape out put a piece of duct tape across the side of it. Of course if the dirt's all the way up on the end of of then it's automatically dammed up but yeah your exact definitely worth checking gray point otherwise. Hey thanks for the call. Appreciate it all that conversation about not go too. Deep make is bad when you cover. Half an acre will seek affleck's. It's expensive as it fills out. One good thing is that we won't go there again. I see we got some lines. Open worth seven four five seven eleven ten seven zero four five seven eleven. Ten gives us trying to run down. Do my add think today. Trying to run down this list of tips for the spring But we're talking about cleaning up the coils on the outside the unit. The other thing that you can do is just as as our last caller second last caller was this is the perfect time to get up into the to pull the The registers down and check for dust build up around that vacuum out and be ready for for another cooling system remember. It's a little less of an issue unless you're on a while even on a heat pump when when you're in warming mo- heating mode the coil inside the house is not picking up moisture and it doesn't have condensation on it so while you don't want all kinds of dust and stuff passing over at. At least the dusted passes over. It isn't gonna stick to clean those dusts that dust buildup and stuff out before the cooling season is important because when that coil gets wet than the dust that passes through the heat exchanger the air exchange a portion it sticks to the coil and then when it sticks to the coil it acts like an insulation and it keeps the coil from doing what it needs to the cool air two things happen and efficient cooling less comfortable environment to live in and a shortened life span for the for the unit has wanted all spores in that dust. So it'll it's a perfect environment for it to grow in there so it's funny barbara. Turn the air conditioning. On the other night it was eighty one or something like that. And so we turn the air on. And i was like oh time to get the coil cleaned because you know how you get that i smell. And she's like don't worry they're coming out next week if you don't that mold stuff builds up on that coil and then you get funk this dirty socks so you want to get that clean out to Then some pumps if you've got a sump pump perfect time to check it. Although we've been working pumps. I'm sure with all the rain that we've had but it's a. It's a good time to pour some water and make sure that it kicks in If you wanna do something a little extra it be worth putting an alarm on there. So you know when it for one. It's not working. Check your discharges to make sure that they're going where they need to go. And and everything's proper if there's a lot of times they just outside the house Just outside the foundation so never really understood that that was whole idea was to get the water out and then we we pump close to the house really should be in down pipe or pipe away to a to a lower place to daylight and then You really need to know where it's coming out and make sure it's working exactly less of an issue. I learned this the hard way. Just taking care of my parents house when the when the snow hits the ground and that discharge pipe freezes what happens so you want to make sure that That that it is clear and it's not being obstructed by By anything all right. I think before i start this next thing on exterior got a whole list of things. I love to crank through on the outside the house. But we're going to be right up against the break we'll take it the home improvement. The home depot home improvement. Show john and david we back right after this welcome. This is the home people home improvement. Show john and dave. I'm john gordon. I'm dave deauville and we're in the lightning round Lots of stuff to talk about. But we want to talk about what's important to you so the call two seven zero four. Five seven zero lead ten seven zero four or five seven hundred. Ten is probably the best one Dave we'll try to run down some stuff real quick and then just shout stop At some of these things but this is just getting outside taking a look at things As part of your spring checklist gutters downspouts all the pine straw. All the leaves everything that fell to. The course of the winter is is somewhere on the roof working its way to your gutters and and or into your gutters Really good time to take a at that. I really like the idea of getting a pair of binoculars. If you can get it a vantage point you know looking down in the house. That's that's great but if you're in a flat area look for stuff sticking out if you've got that little tree like every every neighborhood has one house it seems like where there's a little sprout of a of a sapling coming out the gutter. That's a really bad sign is a no you have a small. Yeah right so depending. You may want to sell that but But definitely something take a look at. Let's let's jump over and talk to chris. Because i said calling would be the best thing and he did chris good morning. You're on the home depot homeroom. How are you good morning. I follow instructions very well. God bless you a lot of subjects. That that i'm having minor problems with a number of years ago. We had a problem in the basement on the north side. Leakage down there and they dug it out and put fringe drains and i believe in field it up in the old ways probably been fifteen years ago but like you said with all the wet weather and i went out and looked we have gutter helmet on the gutters but it was pouring rain out there and i keep it pretty clean and slick along those edges but there's a couple of areas where it's not going down the spout. It's going over the edge. I go down to the bank and to my dismay the the floor is wet down there. And we've you know it's it's a finnish basement. Nobody lives there but a lot of good stuff got wet. Just wondering if the gutters are working right but you either have irrigation hidden at wall or if it gets wet. Is that enough to keep. I mean can you expect water to seep in or should it be waterproof throughout those conditions. I've had an awful lot of rain. So there's there's a good chance that the ground is to saturated But technically water shouldn't be getting through no matter what okay. So i mean if it's if it's truly sealed and waterproof And there's a place for that water to go. It should drain out You know it's a backup. We do everything we can to keep the water off of the house. But you also have to have that waterproofing done and you need to have french. Drains gravel all of that all of that. Good stuff guy. That was coming around here. We're saying oh he's got technique you'll come and look at it but they conceal it from the inside twenty five year guarantee and it that way. You don't have to dig up the front yard. Yeah there's there's products available out there and we talk about sandy tread from time to time. is a coating that can be applied to it and i've had a couple of listeners Sent me back feedback that had had it done And it's For the most part of things work for everyone at stop that if it was done right it'll it'll work. Does it look ugly on the inside. After that. Because i've got a brick care or no i mean just you just can't have for for a lot of those coatings. You can't have another coating on the wall. So if if there's something if it's painted or sealed that has to probably come off before they are able to install another products kind of like a poxy seeing a floor or something. If you want to have the perfect bond it needs to be these to be clean. That'd be good on that because that is all brick all the way down to the floor. It's finished interior brick man. But you could put that. Sandy tried on yourself if you want to s. a. n. t. r. e. d. dot com. Got here we go again. Sandy tread s. a. n. I t. r. e. dot com. Does it leave a coating. You're gonna see a pain or of of it'll be gray or white you can get gray white blazer black i think so the brick local be out wants to do yes. You'll still see the brick i outlined. But you won't see the it'll be like painted brick which is very posh these days so there you go okay. Thanks a lot appreciate it. You're welcome thanks. Chris have a great weekend. Take a heavy user. All right here comes michael. Good morning. michael. You're on the home depot home improvement show john and dave how are you. I'm doing fine. How are you all doing for excellent. How can we help I'm installing laminate flooring in a room and i've got the carpet up. I've got everything prepared. And i was the last time i did this. Put luanne down before. I put the laminate floor down but do i need to put luanne down. No not not from the pretty flat. What kind of laminated are you putting. Now that i guess the floating time where you you lock into place. Yeah isn't it vital. Is it would. It would okay. It's like a tie probably okay. It doesn't have the the under layment on the back side of it. So i'm gonna have to get some of that i do know that That just reduces annoys a little bit but yeah as long as your floors are level. No need for a luanne okay. If if if they aren't and i need to put that down. Do i need to either stay or screw it down. I wouldn't put i wouldn't do that. I would. i would get floor leveler if the if you have dips in the floor and get a self leveling floor leveler and put that down. It's pretty easy to go in there. Check with just a long straight edge if you have a six foot level works well Right now you just need to be able to get back and look and see. If there's a gap another trick is the dark in the room up and shine a flashlight along straight edge and if you see light coming out from underneath you just kind of mark where. The light is in That okay that'll kind of give you an idea. Where the low spots are they. Just put the filler in their. If it's more than a if it's more than eighth of an inch it's probably worth filling. Okay so he's not more at eight minutes just not really necessary. I don't think so. I think that'll hold up pretty well especially with the laminate. Tends to have a little heavier gauge clicks locks doesn't john and most. Yes yes so it tends to tends to do a little bit better. But i have seen them where. Their low spots weren't filled in it snaps. Pop it'll pop. The it'll pop out of the joint. Yeah yeah so it'll be a problem so it's worth checking For that and. I think you're good to go with that. Okay you know the the under layment is. Would it be better to use foam or would you all use core. I think either one. I know randi over at home. Depot carries that silent all the brand name. But it's He used to have a display over there with a ball that you would drop on a piece of laminate and then one beside it and comparing the two different under lamotte's was a pretty awesome product. There's a couple of different ones at the home. Depot was actually from pergau. If i remember like a pergola manufactured one and then there's another one. I want to tell you it's like kinda orange and white combination looks but it'll be eating chat in the florida department or check out the app the online app. Yeah yeah i was going to say go online. And take a peak for yeah. I'm getting ready to go to home depot anyway. I gotta get some other stuff. So i was going to go in i. I've got to pick that up. Because that's what i was going to start doing. Today's installing atlantic floors. So yeah you're gonna like it when it's done for sure all right. I appreciate it. Thank you very much. Thank you for your call. Michael all right Got a caller that wants to go off the air mom k. Can't do that on the air. So i i'll take care of that you're take it off the air. You're the best so got about a minute to go here. Holy cow those two hours. Just go screaming by happen. How's it happened. We'll spend some more time next week actually on this well actually next week we're going to have our. Hvac partners in so moving to the week after next because we want to talk a little bit about some work to do on decks. I'll we wanna talk again. Just kind give up. Brush upper if you will on pressure washing. And some things. Some do's and don'ts for pressure washing and not just decks and driveways like patio furniture. And then some things that you can do once you clean them up to maybe keep them cleaner through the season and and and actually help them get through the winter. A little bit better and that wraps us up for another week. Holy cow folks. Thanks so much for being with us. I if you're celebrating. Easter this weekend have an awesome joyous blessed easter otherwise is have a great weekend and enjoy some time off and maybe a little bit of spring break activity and we want to remind you as we always do the. We think the most important kind of home improvement that you can make a one that makes your home a happier place to live in. Is you work on everything else. We can deal with all the projects and try not to listen to the news. Forget the work of that and we'll see next week. I'm the home depot home improvement show with john and dave.

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The Home Depot Home Improvement Show, 6/5/21

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The Home Depot Home Improvement Show, 6/5/21

"Welcome to the home depot home improvement show with john and answering your home improvement questions every saturday on wbz presented by charlotte comfort heating and air conditioning at a cost heating cooling and electrical on news. Talk eleven ten and ninety nine three wbz. Everybody welcome to the home depot. Home improvement show with john day. I'm john gordon. I'm dave deauville. David good morning. You're doing okay. everything's good my friend. How are you. Everything's good Headed for the beach and that's always good hoping for some good weather but certainly great stuff. Because i think most of the week will have all the kids and grandkids in. That's just always an incredible blessing and there might be some bourbon involved now now. It's all good will glad everybody's with us this morning. We got another two hours lineup of of good home. Improvements duff Lots going on. Give us a call. We are at seven four. Five seven over eleven. Ten seven four five seven. Oh eleven ten. Always grateful to have your calls. We have had two or three weeks in a row of some rockstar. Calls really good questions. People thinking through project. Sharon projects that they're working on and I david i don't know that. I either you or i could take credit for justice intense show preparation but i always try to get some kind of theme to start out and then this calls commend. We just go wherever right. The last three weeks. I've had an idea on on things and and people have gone wherever they wanna go which is arguably the absolute best way for this thing to work but But i did think going into this week's show about a theme like cover up. Were were going into the summer. Were you know memorial day weekend. Hearing god did you couldn't believe that and then Cover up could cover a lot of different things pun intended so i thought we could talk a little bit about seal crete. That's kind of a cover up saying cedar shield that sort of a cover-up saying deck seal country. Those are all things we talk about. We'll hit the principles of the news. But then i'd like especially with your construction expertise to take a deeper dive into us Covering up a wind window treatments awnings retractable innings Stationary awnings And then even like We'll touch on a maybe a bit of say health insect repellents and Sunscreen not that. I'm any expert on that other than he got to. Put a lot of top of your head if your balk. I know that or where. I used to hate word hats. I'm i'm a big fan of hats all the sudden the metoo So so. I thought i thought that would be a good thing. I didn't even get to like stucco. what's the sure. Wall all kinds of things that are designed to you know. Put a face a facade. Legit not a false acer covering up bad stuff like painting overawed and things like that but we can dig in. I thought we could dig into all those kinds of things. We do have either product of the week from two thousand sixteen are tip of the week rather tip of the week and then related to our theme of cover up. We have a home depot product at the we can off save that and we'll talk about that too ready to talk about it because it's actually very cool and i like to do a little bit of research just to make sure is a say you know you're eating your own dog food Making sure that whatever we talk about is something that we would be comfortable talking about. And i think at this week's product of the week is very cool as i think we're were very comfortable talking about. It gets great reviews. So we'll mess around with that. And then i don't know how how has been fairly steady of had a handful had them from folks from pennsylvania in which is a pretty interesting question that has to deal with Attic ventilation so. I think we ought to talk about that just just just a little bit. And then lee had sent us a note and i actually called him with the He was going to lower his pergola as you were talking about attached to the house but he discovered as they started it has a little brought the top of it so and i think they're working at this weekend so maybe when we get back from the break we'll answer that one. I just okay listening. That's good shot. And i and i loaded you up from atlanta this week i was. Is it the shop having a On bars car. And i had my ask john and dave dot com a shared arm. And he's like what's that. And and i just told them your quick and then i went outside and take some calls. He followed me outside. I went on your website. And i saw this and i want to know that it is it better right now so he had like five thousand six questions which you know i answered there and i said you can always send us an email and if it's atlanta david will flip it over to me. If it's something i gotta go chase down locally so so we have a new a new fan and perhaps even more atlanta nice. Thanks for that shirts. Are it works. I think were were headed. I know we're headed into our first break. So we'll get there real quick here folks but most importantly we want to talk about. What's important to you also grab a cup of coffee thinking about the projects you're working on this week. Think about the things that made you At two o'clock in the morning. Do i really wanna do that. Give us a call. We'll answer it for you Best we can and remember seven four five seven zero lead. Ten and s john and dave dot com. Click on the questions button. You can send us a note that way. Take a little break here Get the pay some bills and then we will be back to answer your question. It's going to return to the home depot home improvement show with jonathan. This is the whole. Problem is show john on john gordon. I'm dave dove when you call us at seven four five seven eleven ten seven four five seven eleven ten. Give us a call david. Let's go right back to the conversation. We we left You i think was lee email about a pergola Go ahead and get us down the path so we kind of went over this his email a couple of weeks ago and i ended up calling him just because it was it was a little more involved and he happened to put his phone number on there. And it makes it easy on me to to to call anyway. They're about ready to start their projects. I hope you're listening but they're gonna cut the four by fours off And lower pergola because they're going to add a A roof to it. So i think we're gonna put some polycarbonate sheets or whatever up there in the f. to have a little pitch right now. It's flat so they want that water to be able to run off but as they were as he was looking at things getting prepared. You noticed that one of the post on the top four by fourteen foot tall is rotten inside of the top of the post about two inches down and he wanted to know what he should do. So if if if you can't unbolt this easy if it's the put together and it's just going to be a hassle then i would i would just dig it out and fill it full of cedar shield which kind of falls right into our cover up The deal today so That's that would be the way to do it if you can't if you can't lower the pergola on that post and cut it off because we're gonna we're gonna cut the other post office just on the bottom because i think it's simpler rather than taking everything apart. So you take the dig the rod out cedar shield and i would also cedar shield the other post while i was at it Just load them up in the top in Just just Just keep pouring it in earl. Soak it up and that'll shed the water. It'll it'll keep the water from absorbing into the post while on no more rod and then go ahead well as to questions on that real quick one before the other i get filled up with cedar shield is he gonna pack it with like Probably bondo as i say bonds. Some type of wood filler. What whatever would work anything that won't absorb water and that's a good idea and then another thing when you when you do something when you build something like that. You should always put a slight fall on that post store or a pitch so that water won't sit on top. It doesn't have the post doesn't have that opportunity and it's an since you can't see the top of those posts. It's never a bad idea to fill it in with something. Especially if you see your shield you can fill it in with You could use any type of wood filler. You could spread silicone on it if you wanted to long if you can't see it but it just shields the top of that post and then of course they make metal post caps. I was gonna say even a little piece of flashing or post cap would be s independent. What the aesthetics. Absolutely anything's better than that. And then while we're at it well. This was another question that we have. This falls right in line with the cover up. But stephen written in any visit his mother in upstate. New york and notice that the garage floor was pitted Terrible and i think the house was fifty. The garages fifty years old. So the garage floors served its purpose. Well but with all of the salt that they have that drips off of their cars. It's it's eaten the concrete up and so what we talked about was He could go in and and put a surface or a resurfaced her over that concrete. So there's many make it Rapid sat quick crete sack crete Just there's several folks have a version of that product but What we talked about was really need to rent a mixer. If you're going to do it yourself mix it up and then followed the directions and of course the critical thing is to make sure you prep the floor properly with ever say it enough so there you go. There's another spin another cover up other cover up. It could be like like we could be in a couple of years we could be in politics. Well yeah and i have another one another cover up email to. I can't believe that you did this this week. Without knowing these e mails was density. I mean destiny Let's see Who was this all of. I'm not gonna say his his last name under to Anyway he wanted to work on his vinyl shutters that have discolored and wanted to know if there was anything that he could put on them. This is a good segue into seal crete. And it's it was and that's what we talked about was washing the shutters. Wash off with a soft brush and some soap and get most of the oxidation off of the vinyl or the the pvc whatever. It is and and You code it was and i guess we can talk about all the things that you can use it for and then we can also talk about how you apply it so that that is a great segue And i don't want to spend all morning on seal creek. Be clear that this is not a plate. Paid you know commercial. This is us talking about a product that we really really like an and believe and but so let's talk about a handful of things. Patio furniture metal patio furniture. No creek seal crete. And it'll bring some of that luster back and protect it from it will. It was a good. It's a good product for that and it'll it'll make it shine and make it look new. It's an it's an annual and sometimes if you have if you have direct sun on it all day long you're gonna probably have to do it more than once in the summer if you want to keep that. If you want to keep that shine quick trick don't do in the direct sunlight though. Make sure it's hard shady when you apply that here's in the spirit of killing two birds with one stone. Although i don't think we're supposed to say that anymore one windmill. Okay let's go there home so. Ceo crete and the ryobi Electrostatic sprayer i those compatible products you know i think it probably is. I've never. I've never tried never thought about trying to either until we look at the two. We've always used just old cotton. T shirts is the best thing on wiping on. Wipe it on. Where a pair of rubber gloves as i told as i told the emailer You know you wear rubber gloves unless you like shiny fingernails. So maybe if i did that i could because i spent a lot of time. Wait on the manicurist to come by during the week and stuff so right could be say some time there so here real quick let's just recap that. Seal creed is a liquid. It's an acrylic. it's it's almost. it's almost kind of like a wax. remember the old future wax. They used to have lors a date myself. I was only one when heard was around that but her radio heard on radios but seal crete in its s. e. a. l. k. r. e. t. They carried it home depot. It's in the paint section Not all a home. Depot's habit i can tell you that. I know the one in pineville does so. It's good to have the home depot app to see if they have it in stock. Used to tell you it was twelve dollars a gallon. It's about fifteen or sixteen dollars. A gallon still won't practice another gallon a couple of weeks ago. Yeah will not break the bank for it. It goes a long long way But you can. You can apply this. John as you said to to your patio furniture. You could plastic or metal. It'll it'll it'll work on both It works great on your gutters downspouts. Obviously all the stuff is clean But it will abroad. Ireland put it on wrought iron. You can put it on your painted house. Believe it or not and what it'll do one of the things they talk about other directions is it will. It will help you. Stop chipping in and peeling paint. It'll help seal it down bright before you pay but if you're paint job is still in pretty good shape. It's just faded. Some wash the house get the oxidation off of it and and wipe that stuff or brush it on and you will you. Will the house will look like you. Put a co two semi semigloss paint on it. And it'll it'll get you through a year or two and help help protect it and help bring the color back a little cheaper than a little cheaper faster than painting but a way to get through but great for that vinyl shudders vinyl siding. You name it. They can apply it to an and it doesn't appeal chip or or Go away just fades away kind of like wax like an aluminum or steel garage door. That's say that a little bit young. It'll work on that while from the. Here's true. confessions on air out Warwick one of the things that the guy that i was talking to Yesterday or thursday asked me was tracks versus regular lumber. Now that lumber prices are are as high as four. And i said yeah. I thought i haven't thought of one comparison The trucks would probably be comparable may be less expensive than wood. But i keep wondering what the secret whether i should try it on some of my old generation of trucks so i had the intestinal fortitude to try that just yet but the area it up the old the older stuff porous so yeah anyway We gotta take a break folks. This is the home depot improvement show with john day. We can take your calls at seven zero four five seven eleven ten seven zero four five seven seven ten or s john. Dave dot com. Click on the questions. We can answer your questions that way. So get your questions. Ready get projects wrapped up and we'll talk when we return to the home depot home improvement show with john and eight. Welcome back home depot. Home improvement show with john john gordon. I'm dave deauville and lines are open. Seven four five seven eleven ten seven hundred four five seven eleven ten the the loose topic his cover up anything from pergola to awnings to insect-repellent to sunscreen. Tom i dunno. Let's all kinds of stuff. So give us gives call. We're not talking about any of that stuff. We'll talk about what's important you. Something's going on at your house. mexico Let's see david. We left off Who we wrapped up just with the with the seal. We did it. I don't think we need to spend more time on that. I just wanted to let people know that they do have a heavier duty version. So it's has more solids in it you can order it. It only comes in five gallon containers so you might want to get a neighbor to split with you But it's it's one hundred dollars a little over one hundred hundred dollars but it has twenty five percent solids in it I bought some Up a year or two ago in We used it on a a house that had aluminum clad windows and they had faded robot. It was a house on the lake and It was awesome. I mean it brought the color right back out and they look they look closer to new. You know they're not perfect but boy it sure did make a difference and And i'll add in there. We also talked to the bottom of those windows. Were water was getting in around the aluminum glass. We talked about that before. But i don't think we could save enough if it's it's not no maintenance ever on aluminum clad windows. It's low maintenance So remember that wherever the aluminum on an aluminum clad window meets the glass. Eventually that beautiful cock they put in their fails in water will get in there and it will rot. That would the In the door or the window out so There is maintenance if you have older windows like that you should probably talk with a painter as soon as you can and get somebody out. There handyman. Whatever but get that taken care of because that is a that could be real expensive mess. I i've got a few customers. I can give you their number if you wanna find out. So what caulk did. That's that's another whole topic. It is it really is but what we did with this particular We've done a few of them but what we did was we go in. I with cedar shield so we we clean up a little bit anything. That's used out the cock. Sometimes we'll squeeze out or bake itself out You cut that off. Then we we loaded these windows up on the bottom with cedar shield and then we let it dry for seventy two hours and then we came back and we used a crystal clear cox. So you could use a what's the peon not. Pnl it's a osi. Okay oh ii clear caulk or laxa makes a cock. Have you seen that in the. It's a clear tube with reds. Has a red tip the sa- great. That is a great talk to crystal crystal clear. It dries crystal clear that way. If you get a little bit up on the glass because you can't really tool it when you're done you have to cut the tip properly and install the cock and you don't touch you leave it alone because if you try to tool it with your finger and work it and just gotta pull it right. You're gonna pull it out you're gonna smash it up on the glass and then it's it's not gonna look very good better to have a little bubble. Let the water run off of it. But it will adhere to the glass and the aluminum. And you're done man. It's your good for another. You know five eight years you know probably on the sunny side of the house may be a little more often but You if you don't do that or have someone do it for you. you'll be facing thousands of dollars to to replace windows. There's no need to do on that. If you don't have to just to be clear your you just ran. That beat along the bottom. You didn't redo the entire place. We only we went up the sides just a little bit just because there's always a chance that water would wake up in there so we go up the sides a little bit. You go all the way around. It certainly wouldn't hurt it But mostly it's because of the angle of the sun catches the bottom of the window and then up the sides a little bit so if you fill those in your good shape but if you wanted to be real thorough you woodcock the entire window but i would not skip the cedar shield application on that just because if there is any water in there or any beginning stages of raw that has shown itself yet it will stop it in. Its tracks You wait the the seventy two hours for the oil to dissipate out of the product and then you can go in there and caucus very good At the risk of sounding like one of those like two in the morning infomercials for seal creed. I do have one more question. Yes Would wouldn't outdoor wooden exterior door stained and it's facing the sahn. We've always talked about being proactive. And you know light. Cynthia wool in re it. Would you ever consider secrete on that or stick with polyurethane polyurethane okay. All right Great we have lines open a seven. Oh four five. Seven seven ten. We've done all the talking so far. love it when y'all have great call also a so do that. We david. I wanted to just take one second and talk about concrete. Sealants has were. Were coming up on another break here and then come out of that break. We'll dive into the the product of the week when we talk about that in each hour. Because i think it's actually pretty cool ceiling. I just redid my front porch. You know i cleaned it and seal it with the with the bear clear sealants and i skipped a year last year and i thought it could. You could tell right. But i'm too i promise you The minute i took the pressure washer to not super duper pressure. The lowest you Uh spray tip ranches like and i use a surface cleaner on the big large areas. I'm telling you what a dream making. A small investment in time and products to seal concrete and seal stone and stuff like that worth worth every penny every single time. It's incredible i as i'm bending over brushing out the little puddles and stuff. I'm like this and you come back in cleaning up in your life. That's why i did. We gotta take a break folks. This is the home depot home improvement of john. And dave where it's seven zero four five seven eleven ten and we have lines open waiting for you to call when we return to the home depot home of john and the mac depot china's avon gordon. I'm dave seven four five seven. Oh eleven ten. Let's talk to craig real quick and then we'll jump into our product of the week from the home depot. Craig good morning. You're on the home depot home improvement show. Which on a day. How are you this morning. Hey guys like so for taking my call. I just ask real quickly about a foundation issue. i've got going on. I've got a home that was built in nineteen fifty one It has a center basement where go down the basement stairs and is completely surrounded by earth about six feet high and there's been some water treatment done there in the basement where they have halted the brick walls some type of material. It kind of looks like a gun. I'd most or some type of rough surface. And i'm starting to see a few areas where there's a little weeping going on there where it's a little bit darker in certain areas and i'm kind of concerned about that morning to see if you might know what that material is. Can it be painted. Should i chip off areas where it's weeping and look on there and see what's going on or what would you suggest. Oh boy i. I think if it was mine i would probably i would probably call someone out. That's in the foundation repair waterproofing business and and at least at least get their opinion. I mean just be up front with them and tell them you want to get their advice and you know you may end up. May end up using them to do whatever needs to be done but you probably need to find out what what exactly that is because it's hard for us to save from here because it could just partying right. Just just more portland cement mixed up and and with the little sanded trawled on there just to make it look better. But here's here's the thing if you if if you start putting products on their right and they don't work then what's going to have to happen if you do end up having it professionally done. It's all going to have to be stripped off right and you're going to have to pay for that. So that's why i'm saying before i before i delved into that i would. I would probably find out. Let somebody that's around it all the time. Tell you exactly what that is and what needs to happen. That was a common application. You know something was done. In years past you does age on it. So it's what's done today. Might be completely different absolutely okay. And the best scenario. I think david would be if it was just partying right. That means it's masonry and if all you see is spots with just parching that means you probably don't have major major issues with water and some some fundamental steps could be pretty good. I do have a little bit of leakage. Coming in from an old patio that's been tiled over and okay. I know it's got like a metal pan underneath and the concrete poured in that metal pan eu not found where it's coming in through the ground and things so i'm kind of pack that up. That's kind of taking care of what you know visible water. That just concerned about what's going on it. Could it makes you a good sealer on that. That tile grout there. If you haven't done that already that'll that's what i've already done that. Yeah yeah that's a good. That's good for our cover up story here. We go man. That's important right there. That'll that'll that'll take care most of because that's where the water gets in. But yeah probably the best way is if you think you're going to do something that if you can chip away at that and just take little small area. If it chips away real easy and flakes often. It's probably just parching with some some masonry mortar or or or whatever so okay i appreciate your show man. Thank you so much i welcome. Thank you craig appreciate your call. Hi craig goes off david. Let's talk about our product of the week. I in in the spirit of cover up. This is a kind of a cover up. That doesn't require cover up. Because i don't know barbara. I love all the different places around our house where we can just kinda hang out and enjoy the outdoors but there comes this point in time in the year the mosquitoes just get you and There's no more needs to be said. And i came across as i was looking through these products of the week. I've seen it before. But i never paid attention until i came across. Firma sal thermos l patio shield. It sounds like a cover or online or something like that. It's actually pretty cool technology that does not use by date it's an insect repellent and it doesn't use deet in it's got little fuel salvage put in in in the heat activates on a synthetic I think it's called at ala thren alatha and might be a lesson. I don't know but the fastest on the wrong syllable there but It's actually a synthetic of the natural repellent. David you've talked about this many many times. Chrysanthemums right are good for repelling insects so this is a synthetic version of a length riner allah threaten And it it doesn't like has no it and he be careful you don't wanna breathe vapors interbay vaping with the with the stuff but it it creates a a area of about fifteen feet around it also properly placed in a very effective and you know it's easy to say okay. I worked for the home depot product. Week i always go out and look at the reviews and most any product has some negative reviews. This this turned out really good. I mean it has i saw one like one rating. Everything else is off fours and fives in the comments. Very good very positive so there it is our our home depot product of the week is thermos l editors go online and look at it. You go to home depot dot com and look at it. 'cause there's there's a lot of different versions you can even get like designer canisters and stuff like that i'm partial to the burnt number. It brings out the ruddy complexion. When i hang out there and the red tencent a hair anyway check it out. Thermos sal patio shields. Great product of the week David i had a minimum. Oh i know wanted to talk about audience and then pergola and especially pergola is In your construction 'cause we talk a little bit about that you know like hey some things you can do on the front end to make last well and i also wanna talk about proper anchoring emplacement but first let's talk about retractable awnings or awnings over you know decks and patios fans are not a fan. I'm a fan i just. This is the only thing that i always suggest people. If you buy one with electric motor you don't skimp without d need to get the wind sensor because it will it will. It will automatically retract if the wind hits a certain gust in. That's what you want because they're just too expensive not to add that on. So that's that's my thing. They're they're great in. You can do a lot with them and you can. You can make an unusable area usable with an onnaing but if the wind tears off the house it's of no value anyone not to mention you're angry neighbor. Who is now a palladian window. Got trash on exactly or yours. You know because it doesn't discriminate at all. It'll go right through. So then i think the other thing about them is Is is just make. Sure you have someone that Has some some background a little mechanical aptitude to install it if you follow the directions. You're in pretty good shape. But but and it's easy to say john but you and i both know that when you're trying to attach something to outside of the house ship if you can't find a place to anchor solid place like an like a two by four a study in the wall you can have a real problem With us because that'll it doesn't it's it's the big sale and if you don't catch the studs or catch a header all the way across It's coming it's coming off man. It's going to rip it off. It's gonna do some damage. And i just wanted to share the story at email. Spend several years ago and Someone had one installed twice because the original folks that came out installed it They used they used big lag bolts. And i guess they ended up going all the way through into the house. That's a long leg bowl holy cow but for they didn't hit. Yeah you use it as a co your picture there. It looks john but it is a little high for my taste but But yeah so. Make sure make sure you question that the the installation crew has has a little experience. And they've hung them before they know what they're doing doesn't take long to hang him. If you know what you're doing you'd be shocked at how quick it can be done. But if they've done it before they know what they're looking for they know how to do it. They know how to spot the studs and figure all that out so sounds good. One quick thing seven four five seven eleven ten seven zero four five seven eleven one thing in the spirit of cover up and we can spend a second on when we come back out of the break also can chromium on that awning or something to prevent mildew when it retracts because it may not be perfectly dry. Every single time it goes back correct absolutely. What are your thoughts on that all every time. Coby on everything outside if you can. That's cloth okay. We gotta take a break folks. This is the home depot. Home improvement show which and didn't call seven four five seven eleven ten seven four five seven eleven ten or you can go to ask john. Dave dot com. Click on the questions button. He can send us a note that way. Get your questions. Ready your projects ready because we got a whole weekend ahead of it ahead of us. Another whole hour photo of us will take advantage of that moment. Return to the home depot. Home improvement show with john and day. Wbz news welcome to the home depot. Home improvement show john answering your home improvement questions every saturday on wbz presented by charlotte comfort systems heating and air conditioning at a cost heating cooling and electrical on news. Talk eleven ten and ninety nine. Three w welcome back. This is the home depot proven. Show john and dave i'm john. I'm dave deauville. Lines are open. Seven four five seven hundred eleven ten seven zero four five seven hundred eleven ten into our number two. We're talking about cover up and waste. To cover up awnings pergola coatings patio shield service l. Patio she'll keeping the bugs off all kinds of good stuff but we'll talk about what's important you. None of that matters to seven four five seven hundred eleven ten call david williams rushed into the idea of concrobium on on on his being a very cool thing kind of fell out of favor for a little while people. I don't know why but definitely back as people try to move is people are very much attracted you know outs outside areas and and expanding the living space into the areas and we talked about one of the things that i can would be concerned about with a kind of cloth awning would well any any surface really but is just mold because if it's retractable it could be wet. It could be damaged. Could have do on it. I mean in the number of things that causes Till have moisture in it when you retract it. And that's just in our climate just the perfect spot for for mildew and stuff so we spoke about concrobium as disa- really good preventative solution. I didn't have that anywhere my list of cover up stuff. Yeah and it's and it's a great and we just did our Our all of our cushions with concrobium as well so we have some furniture. That's under a shelter but it's an open shelter and We clean everything and then we we coated it. I just put it in my pump up sprayer and i just lay them on the pool deck and i sprayed them leaned against the fence. Let him dry flip them around him again and now i will tell you that with darker well even lighter stuff. It will show this. It's sodium carbonates end. If you overdo it you'll have a little white powdery. Substance ideas take a stiff scrub brush. Just brush it. And it'll it'll it'll knock the powder right off or was soon as as soon as the do gets on it a few times. It'll it will eventually go away so Works works great. We discovered that with Some of those zero folding zero gravity chairs Gina had bought them somewhere. They're they're and they're real nice and it's a real nice material but we would sometimes set those up on the patio and use them and then in the evenings i would go out there and put them away while i put him away one night after the do had settled on them. And that's what they did. They they had mold all over them. i clean them and applied that product. Never had that problem again. Did you can do to cover up. Maybe cover up all right. I'll tip of the week we didn't do last week. We just of callers at which is great. Love for callers But the tip of the week was a stripped. Screw you know where you were strip either. Regular or phillips head is you're trying to put put a screw in or take a screw out stripped the head and we said a good solution wants to get like a gem tool This probably what. You'd need a hacksaw If you if you could if it reachable that way if the head was partway upper and creating a new line in the school so just drew you know use a tool or a flexible and put a new groove in the top of the screw and extract it that way where we crazy no and that method still works sometimes so so. Let's go to plan b. an extraction. They they make a an extraction tool and they've had them they've been around a long time to back it out but it's a left-handed threaded product and you basically you drill a hole and then you can run this product and it's called easy out and and they make other. It's called damage screw bolt extractor. Oh and they have them in different sizes. I have a kit that i bought. That has three or three. I think three different sizes in it. And you basically put that in your your drill and you run it down in there. And that's what it does is it will grab because it it you run it in reverse what it's doing to drilling down in there Cutting threads it'll grab a hold of what you're trying to extract and we'll we'll pull it out. It's not too corroded. I tried museum that on a hardened screw though on a deck screw didn't work not now doesn't work now you gotta grab it and pull it all right Let's talk to tony. Tony morning homedepot show john. And how are you good morning. How you doing great great. But don't breakfast. But i haven't project project wife wants to wants to take Our carpeting and the old hardwood floor out of the kitchen living area and the whole downstairs and replaced it with the ltv. Ltv your lv. Yes so we've already think of stuff. We weren't at home depot like a run through cuss couple estimates already. And it's way over ten thousand dollars for this project already looking to cutting costs. But i don't really not sure that i started this project. Outright what type of things should i be looking for To start this project. And we're so. Should i be looking for in a contractor all right. Let's do this. Those are those are awesome questions and we can you through that. But we're gonna come right up against the break and leslie. We see you out there waiting. Also let's do this. We're going to put you on. Hold tony we're gonna take our quick break and then we'll be back to answer your question on flooring unless this question on Cracking walkway will return to the home depot. Home improvement show with john day. Welcome back strongly pro from show with john and day bound. John borden. i'm dave. Don't let's get back online with tony. Tony thanks for calling. You're looking at putting the laminated a vinyl product on your floor. Big area not not a low price tag although probably a really smart investment and you had some questions about hey what should i been. What should i'm thinking about from the beginning i. It sounded like questions about structural things to think about and then contractors to think about Are we getting that right. Yeah One of my big problem. Is that the lv her and hardwood flooring. And i'm worried about that Different than the high well. Yeah i was. I was going to ask you that question. Did you not say in the beginning that you were going to remove the hardwood floors hardwood floors in the kitchen and living room in not living with kitchen but the hallway are they not salvageable as far. Sanding them I don't i don't know enough about it. That's that's that. That would be my first choice before i covered up now. Don't get me wrong. A lot of people are covering up hardwood floors and and that was my next point. Is that you don't have to remove the hardwoods unless they're just really in bad shape in other words if they're really warped or twisted and it would cause humps in the new floor if they're just scratched up and scarred up i think before i'd covered them up. If it's if if your wife's agreement i would i would. I would have someone come out and give get a couple of estimates on refinishing the floors i think he would come out cheaper Then then taking them out and if they're if they're salvageable there actually probably worth more than than the l. vp We chose the lv for our house because we had a choice was brand new so It was it was. It was better for our budget to go with the mvp but we wanted that because we have a pool and we figured that With the traffic that would be in and out of the house from the swimming pool that maybe it would be better to have a vinyl hard vinyl floor like that so we shied away from the hardwood floors So i think you have a couple of of of choices there Now obviously the the home depot has installed program with with The vp and. They do hardwood well. Yeah but i don't know that they if they're refinishing. I know they were dabbling. Not that i don't think so. Yeah so so. There's there's several companies out there that do a hardwood flooring installs and refinishing. So i would start. I would start there and do a little research and maybe get a couple of estimates and then and then compare that before you before you all pull the trigger on this helping. I had not thought of. How do you Up with the day well you can use a reducer so if if you're gonna add it to another room if you want to bring it up and get it close to level. They can add plywood to you close to the height. So you would add like a five eighths of plywood and then you would install the l. vp over top of that. If you have another room they say it was carpet and it's lower than the hardwood floors. You add plywood and then you put the mvp. And then they make a transition strip. That's fairly flat that you won't you really wouldn't trip over. It's not that type of of transition so that way you would end up with the floors of more even in it would be you know. Pretty pretty seamless really so that that should that should save you some money. That's going to get you out of that range and don't skimp on the finish if they if they tell you about a high end that's probably a waterborne or very expensive oil product. You for the hardwood right. Yes choose those products over. Don't don't skip on those you want. You wanna put a better product and then every dependent on the traffic in your house every two to five years you should have someone come in and rico. The polyurethane other going to do is they're going to move the furniture you sweep they. Buff it They they they clean it up again and they put a couple of coats of your thing back down over especially the waterborne products and you. You'll be good to go and it's it's not expensive to have that done. It's a little little bit of a pain because you have to basically move out for a couple of days but But it's worth it and you could protect that investment because hardwoods are expensive amen. Yeah finding that out. But it's not but they're nice. I mean it's a it's a great floor. They stand the test of time and they go with just about anything any decor so right all right now what about like contractors. You guys Go to your website. Can you recommend people. We can back and i can tell you right now i would want i would check with home. Depot and their install program. If you're looking for someone to finish i would. I would look for someone like Helms larry holmes for finishing. There's lots of people out there that i know of. But they've been around a long time they do a really great job And then If you want to if you need some l. vp installed. Another place would be empire carpet in blinds randy over at empire there in pineville and mcmullen creek marketplace in there. They've been around long time. I've been dealing with randy for a long time. Great great people. They've been on the show a couple times. I'm going to say the show. We'd had him on a couple of times. Yeah yeah he's does good good work okay. Well thanks guys opened my a couple of things here. All right good land to do it. Thanks tony appreciate your call. Two seven four. Five seven eleven. Ten lines open here comes leslie. Good morning leslie around. The home depot home improvement. show channing. How are you. hey i'm good. How are you all very fine. Good okay so. I had a question. I have an old front walkway. It's like a brick walk and all the mortar is coming out between the bricks. And then also i mean also you know weeds growing through. And you know i'll spray. 'em were round up to kill the weeds. But what do. I need like Refill all the mortar. Like how do i do that. Probably your best solution. I don't. I don't know if it's truly mortar. Orbits like a polymathic sand leslie but the best way is to break out everything that's loose. Just get rid of everything this loose. And david i would go back over. It with a polymer sand. If it is paul mirek sandbags. Exactly you could test that just by trying to tap into a section of with a nail if it if it if it's has a little bit of resistance at first and then it goes through with relative ease. It's it's the polymer expand if it stays hard all the way through its mortar and depending on which it is will determine what you do. If it's the polymer expand Get rid of all the loose. She can do that with a pressure washer. Then if you wanna do it yourself you can. You can get the sand. i think. The home depot cells that. I'm sure all the different in places or home improvement stores would sell it. You you you kinda sweep it into the joints you use a plate vibrator To to tamp it all into place and then just kinda missed over it with water in it. Activates the polymer and in guitar. If it's murder you're going to do basically a tuck pointing job but know that either scenario what you put in if you don't take everything out what she put in may have a slightly different color than what you. What's there okay. does that make sense. David what. I miss france and that we could do yes absolutely. And if not then if it's if it's mortar then has to be you again you clean out the loose stuff and then you go back in and you're you're you're basically applying mortar back in those in those joints ya you have to push it in there. I think you could find some videos online. That will show you how to do it. It's just it's just kinda tedious work because you're on your knees bending over and you're trying to keep the ideas to try to keep the mortar from staining the brick one way that you can do that as you can do as john said pressure wash and clean that up You get all the mortar removed cleaned. The brick get shined up getting looking good and then you can seal the brick with a really good sealer and then then do your tuck pointing and that will make any excess mortar. Easier to get off. You don't wanna go crazy and get it on everything but Stolen a good job. But you get a little mortar on the sides. It'll probably clean up a little bit easier right. Okay and if you need some contractors for that Cintas a note to our website s. John and dave dot com. And see if i can get you connected with someone that can help you with that okay and you got my husband. Not god hang running. Hang on one second lesson. We're right up against the break. We wanna make sure we get you good answer on that as well so we're going to drop be on hold for one minute. We're going to go to a break. This is the home depot. Home improvement show with china. Dave we have lines open at seven. Four five seven eleven ten. Give us a call and we will. We will answer your question when we returned from these important message. This is the home depot home improvement. Show a ton of dave. I'm on board. I'm dave deauville. Lines available at seven four five seven. Oh eleven ten seven four five seven hundred eleven ten. We got leslie away on the now. She's gone She dropped this question on plumbing. Or something No so. I think she was starting to say that her husband was a plumber and he knew us in. We didn't get to it. So sorry about that okay. Sorry hopefully Is leslie called Tell us the story unless unless your husband doesn't like us and then we just don't want to hear ever again. Sorry that's terrible. I talked to dawn morning. Show with johnny and dave. How are you good morning. i'm fine. thank you Another question on petiot papers. I've got about eight papers along the edge of the patio that are starting to separate from the Inside papers so there's a gap of i'd say almost an inch Oh what can i do to get those papers Back to where they belong and secure them so they won't So they won't Back like right now. What's happened is the yeah the sands washed away underneath. The betting. underneath is what it is Is there should have been a border right to probably put exactly. Did you dig down. And caesar a plastic or wood border. Maybe it was wooden it decayed but around the edge when the pavers stop just immediately they'll be some type of a border that's that's probably hidden down in the ground and that is the stop and what that does two things it it keeps the pavers but most importantly it holds back the screening or the sand. That's underneath the pavers all understand. Yes and if there's if there's so you want to check that and see if that's in place if it's not then you're gonna want to add something along there so the best thing is to dig down while the papers are in place See what's in there if it's would. It probably needs to be replaced If it's plastic in its in its intact and in place and it's still it hasn't moved Then you can just pop your pavers out in. You'll remove those and then you're going to bring the you're going to put some sand or some screening of Back in in that area and compact it and then set pavers back in their use a rubber mallet and compress them and then go through the scenario. John talked about in the last segment with polymathic sand right. Okay i understand that okay. All right i. I understood everything that you win over so i appreciate the information. Welcome thanks from have a great day. All right seventy four or five seven. Oh ten Give us a call. We have lines open. David i do wanna take in in the spirit of cover up a promise while promise. Try each hour to just hit our people product of the week especially when we think. It's kinda cool. I and this one this one is we're talking about cover up all kinds of different things and I want to go to pergola as if we can. When we're done with this david but a great product we think my cover up as sunscreen insect repellent stuff like that thermos l patio. Shield is a An insect repellent product it uses heat in In a synthetic synthetic copy of natural repellent Repellent found in chrysanthemums called or less. I'm not sure how to pronounce that but It does it have in it. It's not you know killer and very harmful harmful for you a. salons it just keeps the bugs away. It does create a cannabis shield of around fifteen feet around a little device. Centers go online and check it out. It's it's thermo. T h e r a c l l There's a lot of different ways to use it as far as actual There's a word for the repel repellent I'm going to get the name wrong to try but check it out. It's just a really good cover a product and it keeps the bugs away. 'cause right about the time you want to get outside and really enjoy it. The mosquitoes are thinking the same thing and and they can make things miserable so so great product. Check it out. And let's talk to buddy. Good morning buddy on the home depot. Home improvement show. How are you this morning. Hey good morning I had a question about circuit breaker. We have a circuit breaker. That has been tripping a lot lately and then Yesterday trips and wouldn't turn the power back on when we flipped it back over wasn't sure if that told you is that mean it was overloaded and just got killed or there was some sort of short circuit. Just trying to figure out how to trouble shoot that. Well i mean it's a lot of times is the best thing to do is to go ahead and put another breaker in the same style. Size manufacturer and put that changed swap it out in the panel and then that will let you know If if if there's a problem breakers do wear out now a lot of times when they wear out. If it's if it's not that old it's because it is being overused. The circuit is being overloaded. What what's on this circuit. Mostly bedroom lights There is a outdoor floodlight on it. And then the heaviest thing that we use on. It is a dehumidifier. it's only seven and a half amps right. And it's a fifteen amp circuit breaker. The other lights would write and remember. There's there's a rule of thumb with breakers by by code. Only you only you only want eighty percent of the of the max so it would be eighty percent of fifteen amps. so you're like twelve twelve amps at fifty percent capacity when when the dehumidifiers saw the suspicious. Hey we gotta take a break here buddy but we'll come back and get your question the other thing. I'd be suspicious of outdoor light. Yes there could be. There could be something there. But let's look. Don't go away. we're gonna put your whole take a break kathy. We see you there. We actually have a really good solution for you as well. It's the home depot home improvement show. And we're gonna be right back. Welcome back this is the home depot. Home improvement show with china. I'm john i'm dave. We're going to jump right back on the line because we are in the lightning round factor. Buddy buddy thanks for hanging through the break. There we talked. About the fact that the humidifier on that circuit in and of itself only seven amps. But it's it seven seventy seven point two whatever it is. You're at if full fifty percent of full capacity and beyond that of a recommend capacity david. I'm sorry i interrupted. I was just saying. In remember a humidifier dehumidifier will pull a little bit more energy when it starts so. It's it's a stark starting amps. Go ahead i'm sorry. No i know you were going towards the. I wanna go outside yeah. I don't know lutely outdoor light. But when i flipped the breaker the last time the dehumidifier was on so when i flipped it. The last time The dehumidifier kicked on. And then i heard like a little buzzing noise at the circuit breaker. And that's the last time it went off right. Never went on again. Yeah so the breaker probably has has finished or the outlet That you're that you've had have the fire plugged into may Have have have had. Its last day so the thing is the thing is that i would i would so. The breaker won't reset it all visit trip. We'll know the button will move over. It makes the click noise but no power happened okay. So it's any to any of the outlets or lights on that it's it's done to breakers gone so the breaker needs to be replaced. And then you need fifteen out a state. Yes or no no. No you have to put a fifteen. Because it's it's the wire size in the is dialed into that too that That fifteen breaker. So it's a piece of number fourteen gauge wire. That's good for fifteen amps. So if you put a twenty amp breaker on there it could cause that wired overheat cause a fire inside the wall. So don't don't do that so you want to always with the same size breaker and So if you get that breaker changed out then i think johnny does is a process of elimination. Unplug the dehumidifier. You could actually plug the dehumidifier into another circuit And see if it does the same thing another fifteen amp circuit and But then you would also need to check the light fixture outside and make sure there's not a problem with that water's not getting in. It could just be do that. Gets in it. If it's open and it's making its way back into the screw shell okay so to prevent it from happening again Do i need to inspect the outlet or do anything with the outlet. I would i would have the in toll it. Yeah yeah i would have. The outlet looked at as well as the breaker. Okay thanks guys. Appreciate the call buddy. Thank you so here comes kathy. Good morning kathy. Around the home depot home from and show. How are you this morning. I'm wearing you sound versus long term. I have still wax on a low grade rental carpet. I need to get that out. How do i do it Last rent pack up. Real quick and skedaddle actually not not a good option at all so There's there's a there's a simple way to do it. I'm gonna date myself here because normally we would tell people to get you. Know a paper of kraft paper grocery bag but that doesn't exist anymore but since the pandemic if you pick up your groceries you get you get paper bags soon. So there you go but you need. You need like that kind of brown paper so you could even go to the store and get some of the packing newsprint. Eulogise need several sheets of it. But you wanna take that paper which is absorbent and a warm iron not a hot iron a warm iron and just run that warm iron over the wax paper down warm iron on the paper and it'll melt the wax and because the paper is absorbed it will draw the wax up. You'll have to do this several times. Took to pull it out right. If there was dying in the wax you could still have a bad day with the landlord on. That will probably do the. Do the trick already awesome. Thank you guys. Lunch bags will work as well. There you go take you david kathy. Squared away here comes larry. Good morning larry. You're on the home depot home improvement. Show how you how you doing right. Excellent okay my back. Porch is screened is a screened in porch in the framing. The south is thirty years old. And i have some like ten foot high framing you know with screen and there but the framing is made out of cedar which was kind of a surprise to me. But it's been like ten years since it was painted. And chipping off pretty bad now. Can i just prime that with kills or with the primer and then painted or since cedar would make any difference to that. No you can you. Can you have to use a cedar. Tends to have tannin's in it and it will it will bleed out. We talk about cedar shield all the time because it's a natural oil and that's that's what that's what happens. It'll it'll it tends to push Paint off but i would expect that that cedars pretty dried out by now So i think. I think john maybe a solid a solid stain would probably be the ideal product for that. Bear from home depot makes a solid stain. I once did a My house in with that. That product The outside of it was cedar siding and it worked great. It was a really nice product. And it's a solid solid almost paint product. Okay it'll it'll penetrate also after with the cedar right okay. Great i'll you don't need the prime and you say the old is coming off the old. It's been on for about ten years. Part of it is is fine. You know where it's under the where the light and the rain and all doesn't get to it very well but You know. I'm i'm gonna just try to chip. These things are so big. It's going to really be real hard to try to get all of it. You know what i'm saying. Yeah absolutely Just do the best you can with it And and i think you'll be in pretty good shape With with with the stains stain the solid stain products will will probably do a really good job for you and of course you get attended any color. You want okay. Great thanks so much. Appreciate appreciate the call thank you. Wow we are very close to the The tail end here can't believe how fast that went again. You would think after twenty six plus years where you get this figured out but always good always fun david. We never got the pergola in any kind of serious fashion from a construction standpoint. So maybe we'll just hang onto that in like two and a half minutes. I don't know that we wanna try to take a look at that. Is there an email right. Yeah sneak in and we'll do this one. Which is a good segue into telling you. That next week will be our our Scott shelton and zeke. Kosta will be joining us. So we'll get your air conditioning questions ready and in an heating if you know to get prepared for a winner even though we're in summer but jimmy from fort mill rights and he said that his His system has gone down and it needs to be replaced in. Who would you recommend for good cost quality to replace the system Right there jimmy are are are you guys a kosta heating and cooling and And scott shelton with charlotte comfort systems. I think you'll be happy with either one of them and You know get them both out there. Get bids for both of them. They won't lead you astray. They'll they'll tell you what you need and And take care of you and they'll be there to take care of it in the future. There you go. Great great guidance were. Were always grateful for those guys. 'cause we get great questions When we bring him in so super super to have them on board that will just wrap up real quick here just reminder as we get back outside check out the home depot for thermos l patio. Shield is actually pretty. Slick product gets great reviews out there. That's that's always good to know in In the maybe the next topic instead of cover up will be uncover. It will talk about. Like i dunno stripping paint and all that stuff why i don't know who knows. It sounds like great fun. We're going to wrap this thing up. We really hope that this has been as informative for you as it was enjoyable for david and for me and Awesome week we liked to remind you that we think that the most important of home improvement Make is the one that makes your home a happier place to live work on all the different projects coming up this week as we take a headlong dive into suburb. Don't forget to work on that project and we'll see you next week when we return to the home depot home improvement show with john days.

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Inside the Head & Heart with Best-Selling Author Jon Gordon| Ep. 78

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Inside the Head & Heart with Best-Selling Author Jon Gordon| Ep. 78

"And I just love the story of a guy who has overcome his fear find his faith the all that he's meant to be it's the journey. I had to go on. Oh Nellie do we have a barn burner today as Keith Jackson? Would say on the impact show my friends. We have one and only John Gordon. Yes that Jon Lord. You know the best selling author John Gordon. The speaker the man who was number one on my list the depth chart this year in twenty twenty my be had to get on the impact show. Yes John Gordon is. Today's episode and you are in for a real treat today. Check out this This bio of John John Gorton's bestselling books talks have inspired readers and audiences around the world is principles have been put to the test by numerous fortune. Five hundred companies professional and College Sports Teams School District Hospital nonprofits. He's the author of twenty books including eight best sellers. I read them all the energy boss carpenter training camp. You went in the locker room. I the power of positive leadership the power of a positive team the coffee bean with him in west and his latest stay positive John. Tips have been featured on the today show. Cnn CNBC the golf channel. Boxing Prince and in numerous magazines and newspapers. His clients include the Hindu was dodgers Campbell Soup Dale Public Southwest Airlines the Miami Heat The Los Angeles Rams snapchat Clemson football northwestern mutual West Point Academy and on and on and on John's a graduate of Cornell Big Red University and hold a Master's in teaching from emory university. He and his Training Consulting Company. Our Passion about developing positive leaders organizations and teams. And if you haven't listen to his podcast by the way positive you that's another. Add to your list. Podcast at you must listen to my friends. Bis was in epic episode urine for Real Tree Today. And whether you're walking working out you're you're you're driving. You're getting on an airplane. Wherever it is you are right now. Buckle up for what is one of the most special episodes you'll ever hear on the impact show and as I try to get in John Gordon's head of what makes him tick please. If you enjoy today's episode do us a favor. Please take a picture of the cover of the image and please share that on your Social Media Sharing Tag John Gordon. Pag John Gordon and tag myself. It will be sure to share the love so that we can infiltrate the universe with more positively without further ado. Let's join in to the episode with John Gordon. All right my friends. Welcome back to another episode of the topic impact show and we have my man. John Gordon here John. What's happening when you start speaking? I just a smiling because I love your energy. Well I gotTa tell you I I WANNA say thank you. Thank you for being here You don't know this but early. Twenty twenty you're number one on my behalf list to get on the podcast because I have been following you reading your your work for many many years and I love what you stand for all avenues in all levels in your life as a as a father as a husband as a man of faith as an author speaker. I'm just thankful that you're here today. Brother so thank you for being here. I appreciate it tiger years ago. People were coming up to me saying. Hey you know todd jerkins recommending your books. And I'm like I gotTA check the Todd Durkin out and I checked you out. I'm like wow. It was such an encouragement to me back then as a new author that you were reading my books in sharing with others. I really appreciate that. Well thank you John. I believe and this goes back away and we haven't even talked about this. I believe we have met way back. Many many moons ago before you became a bestselling author everything else in Las Vegas at an event with the pure inventions gals and this was before you were on the math and frogs on the map and then your book are coming out and gifted. I remember even way back to the dating Thomas in training camp when that came out lt and drew brees and Justin Peel Charles. Tillman guys before you go to training. Can't read this book and they loved it and and ever since that time all the way up until even Wet when Damon Western. You just wrote or the new book. The Coffee Bean. I give to that ever for Christmas this year and I just thank you for all the work that you do and I wanna tap in today to a right now before we get into. I WANNA get into inside your brain as an author and a speaker but right now during this very precarious time as we record this year in mid April What's it like for you during this cove in nineteen time? How you dealing with? How are you doing like most people? It's very surreal experience right. You wake up every day and you're thinking this real and I have to MIT early on. I didn't do well with a pessimistic optimist so in the beginning I was feeling really pessimistic. That was down. I was watching the media and the TV shows too much. And I was really getting down. Finalize it okay can't do this anymore. Amendement optimism maternal optimistic behold starts to shine through. I started to believe that the best is yet to come and that's why I am now. I am really optimistic about our future. I'm optimistic that we're going to get through this that in the next couple of weeks the country's GONNA open back up it has to. We have to get back to our lives in to society. A with a with a greater understanding of what's going on with the virus will have a lot more understanding there'll be more tests. We will have moved past the critical point where we had to do this. And I appreciate we had to do. And then we'll move forward with a greater understanding and appreciation. I believe about what we have in our lives. We have in society yours. Funny died the other day. Someone said we're going to really miss our families. We go back to work because we're so used to spending so much time with them and I said you know I am looking forward to missing my family that I can't wait. I think one thing right now that I know. I'm focused in on his every day. Just having that win the day mentality. I know we've talked about her. You talk about it before but the when the day mentality is like can't think too far down the road right now because it's kind of an overwhelming thought. It's like just today. What can I do to win the day? I know I can work out. I know I can Do some reading. I know I could do some prolific outputs on some writing Expensive time with family. But it's like today. I just have to win today and for me if I don't get to if I don't get prayer time. I don't get push ups if I don't get my workouts in. I'm not the guy I WANNA be. I I'm walking twice a day. I'm working on my hoop game. I gotTa Hoop Court in my front yard. I'm out there working my handle my shot lineups. I'm doing the whole routine and getting better and better every day. It's a metaphor for life. I'm reading more. I'm working on a couple books at so staying busy with with all the things that you control. You can't control everything that we often hear that we lay controlled we control. And you don't WanNa look to into the future like you said You. WanNa basically investing. Today I was talking to a navy seal the other day and he told me the guys who don't make it through. Hellwig the ones who don't make the ones. We're looking too far into the future. Try they're dreaming of being over in that dreaming doesn't help them today. The guys who make it are focused on making breakfast and midday. It's right and then the evening and making the breakfast again so they have a short term integrity of just like you said win not even win the day when the moments so true so true. It's it you know when you when you think about it. You just say that you're writing another book in the midst of all. This is prompting you to think about writing another book or what? What's your project you're working on during this time. Well I'm working on. Books have already been written and then fine tuning in editing for publishing so we just wrote a book. My wife and I called relationship grits in. It's about sticking together through all the ups and downs and that was supposed to come out in May but now we're pushing into August September. We're finalizing my wife. And I and then and then I wrote a book called the garden and Lum finalizing that you in the last minute touches on that and that's GonNa come out in June. I'm excited about this book. Because it's about overcoming fear stress and anxiety and I know your book. Get your mind right like both of these books will become out the right time for people who need this message now more than ever. I'm so worried about all the people that are in isolation you deal with stress and fear about their future losing their jobs we have. We have one epidemic. But there's GonNa be a mental one going forward that's GonNa really take a toll on people in so I'm excited about this coming out. Have a tool for people to us. To be able to get better ADJANI. You hit the nail on the head right there. I've been saying that. Hey when we get through this. It's time to go on a Crusade Tana Crusade for me was going to be just an American now is GonNa Global because when I'm realizing is GonNa be a pandemic on the other side of this with depression with stress with anxiety with fear with suicide with domestic abuse like the bottom line. Is this Right now we're just sharpening are sore getting ready for battle. We've got a fight like heck to get through the now and we got to stay focused on that but it's GonNa take a Herculean effort by many many people to make sure that we do have our minds right in that we can get through this time and call out better on the other side as well so I can't wait to read your your new upcoming books. I always get a hot off the press and I I love him and I. I share them in all that time. I want to get into the thought process and get inside your head. You Know Eight Times. Bestselling author Twenty Books. Like stepped me back. Did you always want to be an author in? How did you get into writing for a living? Was this something that you dreamt of doing when you're when you're a kid or when you're at cornell playing Lacrosse like how did this all happen? I never thought I'd be a writer only years later after college. Did I realize okay? I WANNA have a form to say what I want to say so I would actually start writing these articles incentive to the to the local paper the Atlanta Journal Constitution. I was living at the time and I was very involved in politics so I was reading articles about political issues and I liked to have been that form only when I was so negative that my wife almost left me. I was that negative that I found my purpose after she was about to leave. I said what am I warned do. Why am I here? And writing and speaking came to me and I knew I wonder Ryan speak about positively because I wanted to be more positive so I found my life's calling in being a more positive person and doing this work with through a journey of being negative. And so it's the negativity that led me to the positive. I had this fear and stress lost my job to the DOT COM crash. So people going through now. I experienced that in my life in my marriage my family was falling apart. I was falling apart. I was not a good father. I was not a good husband. I was struggling mentally and emotionally. I was allowing the circumstances to define me in our book. The coffee being right I was. I was both the carrot end the egg and I was getting hardened and bitter angry and I was getting weakened by the circumstances in the pressure and when she threatened the leave it caused me to look at myself and I realize anew the change in that began this journey of becoming a more positive person and from there I started to write and speak about what I was researching when I was doing never knowing that I would write a book the Energy Bus. I would read all these books going there. A little bit deeper. So you're you're in this. Your wife threatens the leave you you know you have to change. But what did you do? How did you make the change and you say okay I have to start journaling now or I gotTa Start? Praying wasn't that you were doing to actually was the catalyst that allow you to change. Best thing I did I still do to this day. I started to take a walk of gratitude While I was walking I was I would I was saying when I was thankful for. You can be stressed in thankful at the same time so I was just practicing gratitude. Those walks of gratitude turned into walks of prayer and so I was grateful person that I started to be grateful person. I wasn't a positive person yet but the fresh or did change me more and more from the inside out. I wasn't a believer. I was just someone who just started to pray. God help me this together. How we get my family together. Help me through this challenge. Time and so it was gratitude in prayer but doing it day in and day out over time. You We'd the guard of your mind. You feed the God of your mind on a on a daily basis A week source look pretty good. A month looks magnificent a year. Wow this Gordon looks incredible now for me. It's been over. Fifteen years of doing this. On a daily basis mind is whole lot. Different spirit is very different. And how I see the world and how I attacked the world is very different so that is what I did initially but I would start reading. I was walking and praying and I became a more compassionate person to my wife and I moved from me to wait so I moved from focusing on myself being narcissist to see how I can help her and my mission became how can I serve others. God I'm here for you like us to do your will and your purpose so help me help you in any way in Jerry Maguire moment right and now you're doing to gratitude today And I love that one thing. I always say relationships like about a narcissist. How do you say what can I do to help you serve you versus? What can that person do to me? 'cause they're not the man or the woman that they either you want them to be. It's like how can I change? And that's a hard question. Like what can I do to be a better man or better husband to help my wife On that so I I think that's awesome and the more I love my wife. I love my life. Not Happy Wife. Happy life the more. I love my wife. The more I love my life the moist serve her. The more Mir for her the more I feel better about myself and that makes a relationship just a lot a whole lot better. I'm not looking for her to make me happy. I'm not even focusing what she's doing for me. I'm here to serve her at didn't come back. Initially when I started doing that but for years years later comes back. So you get you get through this. Your relationship gets saved so to speak. How does he go from that to then writing your first book so asserted newsletter? I was writing a positive tip. Every week I had five subscribers to my newsletter my mother. My brother best friend from college while. They're getting it whether they liked it or not. And as people started to share it more and more people started to read it to get following from there a small publisher out of Atlanta so my newsletter instead had WANNA publish your book and so. I'd have a book that I was going to publish but start thinking about what I could write. And that began the journey of writing my first book which was not energy bus but my first two books. I don't really talk about now because energy bus. I really consider my first book. Buck and these other books I did. One was called energy addict. Another one was ten minutes energy solution. And they're more how to self help books. They had my picture on the cover. And ever since those who have never put my picture on the cover and all my books without my pitcher do amazing so I don't put my picture on the cover. That's just me like I think other people should but for me for me for some reason the books have done better without me on the cover and so so for me That began this journey of them looking to write more books. But I did the Energy Attic. Ten Minute Energy Solution they sold okay not great and then when. I wrote the Energy Bus. It was rejected by over thirty publishers and that became on a walk one day while I was walking praying two thousand and six came to me bone and I had the story I had division and I just started writing it and I wrote that book about three and a half weeks and so I felt like this was something special something divine and that book would begin this journey as a right of writing fables now and it changed my life because other two books didn't do great but the energy bus really took off and then you'll energy bus for kids is well guys if you have not read the read it and then if you love the gift. gives the kids The energy for kids is another amazing book Read that so nowadays. You're an author. You speak you have the podcast positive you. At of all those professional roles you have a favorite like I love when I'm writing time or when I'm up on front doing Chino to one of these great companies that you work with teams you work with. Do you have a role that you really really relish? Such a great question I would say a writer I and so I prefer writing the most like I am a writer. I A speaker second. I speak what I write about. I only started speaking because they said I had to to get my book out there and I really love books in writing these ideas. It's painful at first as you. Now when you first writing a book very painful to go through that process you feel. You're giving birth in a sense. I've never even heard very uncomfortable. My Wife said you have no idea what it's like to give birth but but for me. It's this uncomfortable feeling and then as you start to write it in the book starts to take shape you start to feel better and better when you're done. It's like this incredible release of what you created shared and when people start reading it and benefit from it desecrators feeling the world like I know. That's my call it like I'M A. I'm a really good speaker. I don't think I'm like the greatest speaker I see pastors. Who are the greatest week and so so for me? I do a lot of corporate gigs. I do big events. I get hired to speak a lot and I do enjoy that. I I do enjoy speaking meeting people. I am happiest when I'm writing. I have learned to love the art of speaking and get better at it in growing it and then make a difference with it so but when I'm speaking I want to read my book in the speech. I wanted them read the bugs. That's where the greatest change happens I don't think we get impacted as much by Baya. Talk that is by a book. I think a book is would impacts us the most so. Let's go there. I WANNA get inside John. Gordon's head right now. John Gordon the writer. Kill me about the process of how you do this. I mean you've got these fables. You're writing is simple but it's profound and I'm going through all these books for a decade and it always has so much life wisdom in it our kids my wife. We've read all these books. Where do you get your ideas? How do you? How do you then turn into this fable? And then eventually they become bestseller. So bring me into the head of John Gordon from like the seed origin until like sitting your butt down getting some buck glue and going well. Let's just look at the garden for instance so that bugs me coming out. I had the idea of these five dis. The five visa that evil uses to attack us and those five these are doubt distortion allies. Discouragment distraction end division. And so those five these are are really the enemies game plan to sabotage US. Our LIVES OUR MARRIAGE OUR COMMUNITIES OUR COUNTRY. GonNa walk in Chicago. This came debate. These five just came. Then I thought okay I wrote a newsletter about these five as I put it out there. I've been talking about it. People really resonating with senator exposure to other coaches. I know professional athletes leaders might. These are the five Egypt to watch out with your team man. He's a great. I'M GONNA use his family to so these five no matter what religion you are they really make sense there universal principles so then from there around November. This year I started thinking I need to write a story about these five days and then the garden just came to me and it's really a battle of good versus evil. You know think about Harry Potter and Black Panther Superman wonder woman. They're all about the battle of good versus evil. Those stories resonate so much with us. Because that's the battle in our sole knew the battles good versus evil if the narrative of the universe we look around the world. You could see. It's this battle versus good versus evil. Look at the virus right. We have this virus. Try to kill us. And then we have these antibodies and immune system that attacks to try to save us so the so. It's the ultimate battle all the way down to the biological level so I said let me read the story about the Gordon about these five days and then I had a vision bowl. Oh It's two. Teenagers going through a lot of fear stress and anxiety. It's Mr Irwin. Who is named after Erwin McManus? Out of out of Los Angeles. And the pastor there because he's the one that taught me about the battle for identity these-these attacked me in the place of your identity of who you are and so. I had that and then I started to read the story about these two teenagers. Who Learn these lessons from Mr Erwin? Any guard is back yard and it's a really incredible garden and he teaches them the lessons in his backyard. While he's using the Gordon the metaphor to explain what's going on and so it's just back and forth lessons so that ultimately became the story so I always get these ideas a vision and then forget practical way to teach the lessons as I start writing. Then the gems come out the ideas come out. That's when as you know your writer. These incredible insights come to you know. Take CREDIT FOR THEM. They just come. And that's what becomes the buck standing happened with the carpenter. Same thing that idea that it's about caring more that if you care more you'll produce greatness now so that began in the genesis of the idea. A carpenter came to my house. It was during the Great Recession. And he was jamming and slamming. He was so busy and I said why. Are you so busy? Like other carpenters are are not doing well right now. He's like because I love what I do. I care about what I didn't and I knew okay. That's a book right there and then I started. Tell the story about a guy who is struggling and collapses and now he has learned lessons from a carpenter or it has the carpenter teaching lessons. Oh He sees him on a bike ride when he run actually collapses and he saves them and then how does he? How does he meet him again? All right you gotta come up with that. As part of the story and then he starts teaching the lessons and then love serving. Kerr came in as the greatest strategies. Get a love. You gotta serve care for you that you had a design your masterpiece million a bill with optimism and a practice generosity to truly me great and to serve others so those became the principles of the book as I start writing. So when you're writing these Do you get this idea. And then you sit down and almost like manically you write a book and three and a half weeks or you pretty systematic and you're like okay. I write best between eight. Am and eleven am. I three hours a day. I got twenty five hundred words. I'm GonNa hit or do you like you get it all out on paper and you crush it for you know a three to six week period. How what what is that process like for you? I don't have number goals. I don't have payoff goals up out of that. I get up in the morning and I start writing. I'll have a framework of what I WANNA do. And I'll rates went down a general outline but even then I don't really sometimes how the outline sometimes I have just the first few pages and I'll just have that and I'll start then I go take a walk. I go exercise. I work out. I do my thing come back right a little bit more by midday on done. Then that night I'll read what I wrote and then get up the next morning and then begin again and so it's a process where every day I'm writing a little bit in the morning taking the walk quite a bit more taking a break. Check what I wrote night. I'll have new ideas at night when I read it. And Edit and then I'll write some of these ideas down in the morning I started again and so over time within a few weeks the bookstore right itself and so that's what happens and the energy started with three principal three rules in as I wrote it. Each rule led to the necks under the story. Starts Tell itself. The character strict to speak for themselves very strange right it. It serves the happen and then you had the book. The power of positive leadership in the power of positive team were not fables but those books were written the same way in terms of that I had the framework of what positive leaders doing what makes great leaders great so I had my outline and then I just had to write in each chapter different examples principles in stories to explain the concepts and the principles that I was trying to share in the book so it was very different to write those books but still in many ways the same way of writing. They're gonNA break editing in the process for me is is the same so John this morning before I came on with you. I told my kids that I was. I was going to be interviewing you for the podcast and they were so excited and my son Brady. I have a seventeen fifteen and twelve year old. My son Brady who's fifteen. He's an avid reader. He gets all pumped up. You said that asked John this question. This is a good question. I am asking you on behalf of Brady. When John's finished writing a book I know it's a great feeling. But how does he take it from good to great like how does he put the finishing touches on a book and that is a great question? Brady I'm going to ask them that. Because okay you have a you have a book and you really like it. You want to get it out. But how do you? How do you take the finishing touches? Here's my masterpiece. Here's a great book. What do you do you send it to friends and you get their input. Some people who share your work with you get their ideas. Get their feedback. Get some of your publishers ideas their feedback then after that the book goes to the publishing process in when it comes back to you then you read what you wrote now. It's sometimes been like a month later. You're reading it with fresh ideas as you're reading it you're now making some edits as you go through it. I'm sometimes adding paragraphs in that at that part of the journey adding paragraphs sections new ideas. Taken some things out so for me. That's when that happens as it comes back from the publisher goes back to the publisher again and then they do the Nice typeset pages and so forth you get back again with a looks like in terms of book form and I'll make some more at some more changes. I may get a new insight in new idea as that happens. I'll make some changes. It goes back again. And then you're like okay. This is named my wife and I. We did relationship grits. She saw this process. She saw how it changed a little bit. We took some things out we at some things and she saw how we made it a lot better through this process. I said Yup we weren't just settling for the first draft. You do multiple drafts Mobile APPs makes you better but for me it's when it comes back from the publisher for other people. They do it as part of their process before it goes to the publisher for me it best. When it's coming back I love it. I love it and this is this was a consensus question from. Everyone asked John. And it's going to put you on the spot. Do you have a favorite book that you yes. Oh really wow. I know. He's going to say all of them. What's the favorable yet? My favorite is training camp. Training Camp would do better than everyone else why I was running back. He Martin Martin Jones who in my view in my mind looked like Maurice Jones drew was modeled after him Greece. He actually read the book. I met him one time and he told me he loved. My Book. Said it's funny. It was modeled after. Us really is my royalties. I see that was the first book I read from. You and I love it so much and then read ozzy all the other ones too so I can see. Why are they gonNA try to make it into a movie now? So we've got a script that is written working on that to make it into a movie and I just love the story of a guy who has to overcome his fear find his faith to be all that he's meant to be and it's the journey. I had to go on had to overcome all this fear. I had mine my faith who I was meant to be. And so for me. That story and we'd coach. Ken and Martin earn his office and Martin finds his faith. I had so many many email me said it brought him to tears in that moment and so for me. That's just a really special book energy bus. By far the most popular right the most popular people say the carpenter is my best book but training camp is my favorite. You know what my favorite is. I was wondering my favorite book and I and again I've read training. Camp love it energy bus. I love coffee being with Damon West and West. Heck he came out and spoke for masterminding February and Man. What he he had a mic. Drop I mean. He is an amazing man great story. I love the story. How how you found him through Dabo Sweeney and all that but my favorite book out of all of them. Hard hat hard hat heart. Had we not only our football family were LACROSSE FAMILY. And there was something about that book. That pulled my just my emotional heartstrings. The Story George Bart. And I think it's because of your desire to keep his legacy alive. I felt like I was a Lacrosse player at at Cornell in I felt like that book twenty ways to be a great teammate a team guy and I mean I asked the same thing to the to the kids and they're all they love hard hat so loud that have to be mine and I love training camp to allow the but hard hat man that to me was was special. It's funny because I had to write that book. I never choice like I knew I needed to tell his story. And all the proceeds go to his foundation. When I started writing that book I was GonNa give half of the proceeds was foundation as I started to write and research him and learn more about him and talk to his family. I knew that I could make a dime off. His life was. The guy was the ultimate teammate who served and sacrificed and he made me a better person writing that book and I'd love to make that into a movie as well but and all the proceeds to his foundation is while I never wanna make a dime office life but his family at this point does not want to make it into a movie. They just still feel the pain of what happened. Even two thousand four that long ago they still feel the pain of that. It's still painful. But they at first were not happy about me writing. And even though they gave me permission and now they're really thrilled that the book was out there in that people are benefiting from it and reading it. And what a legacy. This young man was such a great. Teammate is now influencing all these young kids around the world because of his story in the way he lived and it's just such a special story and his name was Marriott. Saint George Boyardee George interesting yet. His his story is like epic and people still have twenty one sightings wherever they go. And that's what I'm saying. Like I had to tell the story. I was compelled and I didn't know how we're going to tell the story of. How am I going to write this book and then walk on the beach? One day I had it boom in a shares story and then I'm gonNA share twenty-one ways to be a great teammate. He was number twenty one on that. I knew how to write this book. I had a framework the framework. I started writing it. I'm seeing a theme here folks. I'm seeing a theme of walk more because the war the more John Walks and we're books are coming out of his head and this is a good thing and I. I'm going to ask one more question on books home and it was just a couple of habits. WanNa get into With you John but books if someone out there if there is a young kid who maybe wants to write a book on Day or maybe it's an adult who who has a I always talk about has a life we're telling a story about. They have no idea where to start. How do you start writing a book like our kid says during this quarantine time or I want to write a book? What would you advise him to do? Don't worry about getting published. So I've been thinking about getting published before. They actually even write the books. They don't even write it. 'cause they don't know how to find publisher. No just sit down every day and start writing creatine outline decide. What store you WanNa tell? What are the core lessons? Think of this principle story application You're the principles tell stories and then how does it apply to the audience? You do that and you can write a book. Your framework should be the principles that you WANNA share. Start with your story. Would you know about as a writer? What do you know about as a human being and write about the things you care about for me? Every book I write I say if I died tomorrow would want to share. What's important now to share in this book with lessons? I WANNA pass on to my kids and that begins and becomes the buck so it starts with that. Every book I write. What am I meant to share? What's the core message of this book times? We have three books in our head. We try to write all three at once. No Detroit above your core message. I love it I love it. I want to shift gears for a second and talk about I. I love studying high-performance in in all the high-performers I've had the option to work with. I look at habits and you just talked about sitting down and writing something every day and not worrying about where it's going to go with a habit of doing something. What are some of the best habits that you do on a regular basis? I know you've talked about you. Know exercising walking but if you say hey you'll hear some high performance habits that I do in. Maybe it's your morning routine. Maybe evening routine day. We'll be a few habits that you do that. You think are are worthy of mention today. Manana a series of great habits. My wife says I very disciplined in the way that I live my life. She's not right but I eat the right foods. I really healthy. I go to bed each night. Try to get eight hours sleep when I get up but I'm writing. I get up and I right if I'm not writing a book. At that time I get up and go exercise. I do. Pushups situps cheer squads three times a week every other day right every other day Monday Wednesday Friday. Boom boom boom. So I'm I'm physically fit training my body training my mind my spirit. I'm listening to sermons. I'm reading books getting encouraged by podcast like yours and so forth so I'm always fuelling my mind and emotions spirit with with great things and so really. It's very simple life for me. I don't really live very complicated life. I hope I do what I do. Best I write I speak. I encourage others. I know that's what I'm here to do encourage others and then I take care of my body. I eat right. I don't drink I don't drink. I don't do drugs. Never done a drug in my life. I don't do any of that and I you know Damon. I laugh about that right now so I just live a pretty clean life and I would say that. Just that's probably my strong suit. Is that might purposes greater than my challenges. Why know why I'm here and when you know you're Y you will know the way and you won't let obstacles get in the way I would also say I've got a grip right in that British driven by love. It you love it. You will work hard to be great at it. If you don't love you'll never work at it so you gotTa love what you do. Poverty was asked about his incredible discipline as an opera singer. He said people think it's disciplined. It's not disciplined devotion He so devoted to his craft that that drives his disciplined. I think so often you see it. People try to be disciplined. But they don't really love what they're doing so that discipline is like they're basically climbing uphill pill every day they're swimming against the current all the time. Now bring the love to it and then the discipline will be easy. I'm sure drew brees. He doesn't have to be worried about getting up in the morning. Push himself hard because you love what he does and so it will be days where it doesn't feel like he wants to do but for the most part that love will drive discipline to be his best. It may just affect in the world. We see them. There's a love that drives the discipline and that's what makes them great. I love that. I'm hearing a lot of these. You went from the five days before. Doubt distortion discouragement. Distraction and division. And now he's got disciplined devotion to. I'm hearing a LOT OF DIVINITY. This is this is like the counter. I love it on the other side of that right. These we can counter it with exactly our destiny so I always say that the five days though the way to counter is actually the foresees which is communicate. Connect commit care. Communicate CONNECT COMMIT CARE. Those are in the power of positive leadership. That's makes a great leader great during the power positive team. It's what makes a great team relationship great. So those four CS. Allow you to avoid the sixty two sixty five. These take hold the sixty becomes destruction defeat in a team when a marriage divorce. Right if you allow this five to take you feel. Divided withers discouragment with his distractions and negatively to divorce in a marriage or defeat in a team so we overcome that with the four CS. And then that leads to our seventy which is our destiny. Man It's a lot lot of these. It's all in the guard. I share all the details. I can't wait to read it. It's I have. I have the four CS to success and one of them. I have is Conditionings I've commit connect condition creating Conditioning is of your body mind and soul Saudi condition your body. How do you condition your mindset? Had he condition your spirit on a regular basis daily a daily basis. So a Lotta love your foresees a John. What's next what's next for you? I know you've got your book coming out What what kind of on your agenda here is we? We get through this very precarious time and hopefully get back into quote normalcy. Pretty soon. What's next on for John Board on the Personal Front? We're GONNA have a date night in the living room tonight. Ice Ice a movie night watching the watching the movie in the in the TV room groundhog day everyday everyday with all joking aside and in the long room excited about the garden coming out. Malaysian ship Grit. We know that a lot of relationships right now in all honesty are struggling. Because what's going on is GonNa be a lot of pressure on marriage is GONNA be a lot of division is GonNa be a lot of discouragement going on and so my wife and I we have this hope. That relationship grid is really going to help a lot of couples stay together and they're going to need this book more than ever after this is over and I. I think it's going to be over in the next month or two and they will get back to normal but they're going to need that they're going to need your book and then the Gordon. I'm really excited about again because I just feel like again. I wasn't planning on this book coming out at this time with all this going on but the fact that it is shows you that okay. There's a bigger plan because I was sitting around. We will relationship grit finish Christmas Day and then Christmas Day. I thought should I write about the five? These and boom the garden came to me and I wrote it and finish it January eighth before I went back on the road to speak yet so this book was meant to be out for time such as this excited about that. We do in leadership training our positive leadership so we had four events that we've had to cancel because of all this but now we're doing virtual event so we're adapting renovating in grown. Which I tell everyone they have to do right now. We got a survive in and make sure we keep our company's business alive. We got up advance like in March managed to advance you. Grow you improve better. That's how you advance forward. We have to DAFT IN INNOVATE. So that we can. Then the last word is thrive on the other side of this change. So we're doing that as a company to where we're adapting innovating power positive leadership training. Doing that and I started a coaching program where now coaching people once a month and I have a a group Coaching and is John Gordon coaching. I'm doing that every every month and I'm I'm enjoying that pouring into people doing that. Where can people find out more about that program? And all that you're doing you think John Gordon Coaching Dot Com Jail Win Gordon. Coaching website is just J. O. N. Gordon Gordon and twitter Instagram at John Gould. Eleven Jaylen Gordon. Eleven check so fought. Follow him. Folks you're GonNa WanNa fall ever these doing talking about positive. You on his podcast. His twitter his coaching programs is speaking his writing. He is impacting the world. Everywhere he goes had. I forgot what I'm excited about him interviewing you. That's down excited. I can't wait to be on the show last question for you. Hey this is the impact show and to me impact about legacy John. What are you hoping that someday Your Life you want other people to say about you what do I. What do you want other people say about John Gordon? It's so simple you know. Tom Brady said he doesn't care about his legacy. And all that. I don't care about my legacy. Here's here's what I want. I have this vision that when my kids are older and I'm gone. Bill meet people that will say hey. Your Dad's book made a difference in my life or saw. Your Dad's speak any impact on my life for me. That's it I'm gone and people are telling my kids about the impact I had man. I love it folks. You can see why I wanted John Gordon on the impact show. This has been a a a dream of mine for a long time at John. I can't thank you enough for taking time to be here today. An impact so many people so read one of those amazing books. He's already written or read one. That's coming up here. The GARDENS COMING UP IN JUNE. A relationship grits coming out as well so follow. John Again. John Gordon Eleven. Most places are check out his website looking social media but John once again from the bottom of my heart. Thank you for being on the show today. Thanks I appreciate you.

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The Home Depot Home Improvement Show, 6/19/21

Home Improvement with John and Dave

1:09:36 hr | 2 d ago

The Home Depot Home Improvement Show, 6/19/21

"Take welcome to the home depot. Home improvement show with john and answering your home improvement questions every saturday on wbtv presented by charlotte comfort systems heating and air conditioning and a cost heating cooling and electrical on news. Talk eleven ten and ninety nine three. Wbz warning everybody. Welcome to the home depot. Home improvement show with john and dave. I'm john gordon. i'm dave oval. Morning dave noble. How are you good. Buddy. how are you. Everything's good good man back in the saddle. Yeah good to have you back I trust everything went well last week. It did it. Did my friends zeke. Our friends zeke was in and we had plenty calls in the same pulp for the same day. Well and i think we should spend the next two hours talking about home improvement at seven hundred four five seven eleven ten there there. How about it s good. It's and there's There's lots to talk about this week. I think are always best when y'all call. It's somebody asked me how you keep the show relevant. I'm like we don't the callers do So glad always glad to have your calls I david i did. I did put together some stuff that i think you know to kind of have a little bit of a theme. Maybe if you will we are what is tomorrow. I think is officially the first day of summer. Or maybe like it happens at like two in the morning or something like that. If you're totally into the astronomical elements serve whatever. That terminology is but i mean. We're there the longest daylight day of the year is is coming up and and we're in summer and i put together some things we talked about. Cover up. I think the last time you and i were together and cover up all kinds of different aspects personal deck citing all that all that stuff and that was great. I just did something with kind of keeping the bugs out. just keeping the bugs out because We we have beautiful areas beautiful. Well it gets pretty hot. But i mean being outside is great. You like to be outside in the evening when the breeze kicks up a little bit but sometimes bugs drive you to insanity and And so we'll talk a little bit about some things Some products that work some best practices. Maybe that that be good to think about. And and then we'll do a little bit of project related stuff with respect to screening and we'll talk about Some some ways to maybe. If you want to get into a project to keep the bugs out a screened in porch you know screening over a decade or something like that. We'll talk a little bit about that. And some best practices in the right products to us will We'll talk about our product of the week from the home depot. It's another cool one. I was. Where was i last week as looking somewhere and i walked past. You remember. those bugs zappers the yeah. Yeah we had some neighbors when we lived in charlotte zapper and it was finally the faa came by and said you gotta take that thing down because it's diverting aircraft mazar. It was entertaining. That's sad right there. I know who's was some. That's even sadder grammars is. I saw one of those handheld things. It looks like a tennis racket. It's a bug zapper. And i was really tempted. Fortunately barbara was there and she just looked at me side. I'd kind of like. Yeah really yeah you get a little salt gun to then struck anyway. They're out there and it looked like fun. So we'll we'll talk about. Some products are tip of the week from two thousand and six. We'll talk about that and and any emails that she got put like as we said who keeps this program. Relevant is callers. And so in the spirit of callers. Let's talk to end good morning. Hi i love your show. Well thanks for listening. So here's situation. I have a window i. It's a long window in an apartment complex. And i told them a long time ago that i thought some critters were in the apartment. Chipping away paying. But the more. I looked at it just recently when i changed my furniture around i saw another pile of Looks like baking powder but it's the paint like sawdust piles of it and my brother-in-law's in junior and he said it's the screws and the office worker came and he goes well. I don't think it's critters i said. Well i'm certainly not chipping away. Paints so nervous. Are we in. And i'm just really you think i'd sit up a nice pain on the left and the right and you can literally see after my brother. I said what that really makes sense because you can see. The rest of the schools are like five inches of Yeah i say one two to five inches apart from each other on the last. And i the right is getting worse. But you can't see any screws yet through. I'd bet okay. I think finally tracking with you and david. It sounds so it sounds like there's this corrosion happening and it's cushioned. The paint away is off of the screw heads. Yes it's happening on both sides. Am i wrong way. You could make french door. Could stop a window and Going out about is right to the right of window. She could make a double french toy. Knock on the door and the window. Okay hang on one second. We're gonna put you on hold because we are right up against the break and we're going to go ahead and take but i think we probably have a couple of suggestions for you or at least for the guy that thinks you're staying up at night. Chipping away at the paint and preserve his sanity and yours Folks don't go. This is the home depot home improvement. Show we're going to take a little break and we'll be back to answer your questions at seven four five seven eleven ten when we return from these important messages. Welcome back this is the home depot home improvement show with john dave. I'm john gordon. I'm dave oval seven. Oh four five seven eleven ten seven four five seven seven ten saturday morning and we're talking home improvement. We're talking with an and thank you for waiting through the break. I can see the sheet wa. I i mean the paint. That's how bad it's gotten worse but So that's all. I wanted to ask you about one other thing. I want to ask you about too. But i wanna wait. Let me start together question. All right so david my sense is in. It's always challenging when you're working with the landlord. Most of them are really good because they want to have long-term leases with people. Some can be less than optimal but it sounds to me like it's those screws need to come out and well two things i think number one. The screws need to be replaced with With a like a like a deck screw type product or something. It's not going to corrode but i think the bigger question in the one you're probably not going to get to the bottom of and since it's not your home and they're gonna do whatever they think. Minimally is required. His where's what's causing those moisture. Get into those screws. I i said it's one your own. Now it's not moisture and i'm like i think 'cause you know in stealing i can see the schools coming through the ceilings like they're not emphasized as much by the window and in the bathroom. Well so i but my next question is how dangerous is. This is a change of topic. How dangerous. My neighbor has a generator ozone generator. Going on. how dangerous is that me For my first well studies have shown if somebody close to. You is using ozone generator tendency to stay up at night and pick away screws and stuff like that and thank chip away at it so that could be. We could be seeing a correlation here. Now david you know more about the ozone stuff than i do yeah. It's it's dangerous as they have the ozone generator which i didn't even know what it was. I went by the door and it has ozone in progress. And i'm like they're getting rid of smoke smell or something. Yeah smoke the matt. I mean horrendous. So my town cabinet and i kept telling for years something going on. Oh no no. I can't smell anything and i'm like. Oh my gosh so now. I wondered how dangerous the ozone generator is like. Can i be affected by that. You would smell it if you could. You could smell it. It's kind of a strong I don't know how to really describe it that's But you if it would be an unusual odor that you would smell almost kind of like Like almost ether john. That's that's what it reminds me of. I want exactly now. I mean I know if i'd know it's it's you know before it was horrible horrendous. This sounds like it's it's smells like a cross between fresh air and chlorine and it's just a weird smell so you would think you would notice you. It's almost like i don't know if you've ever been outside like after a really bad lightning storm and heavy rain. You can count as smell the ozone in the air okay. It's like that if you're not noticing an odd smell like that you're probably not getting at the end of the day. David i think in that scenario that application probably not harmful. You can get a wicket headache from too much. Ozone i know that. I just don't know how long they're gonna let it. But i saw the ozone in progress. Must've done before entering. I'm thinking where's the think unplugged before entering so then someone said was generator. And i don't know where from a unit portable unit setting somewhere in there and it just needs to be unplugged. They're probably running the Fan in the on position for the ac and they're just distributing throughout the house. It'll it'll be over soon. They'll probably just do it for a couple of couple of few days. I'm so the meantime about Window i guess they're going to have to figure out what they're going to do about. Keep your keep your eye on it so couple things that could be happening there. You said you see the screws in the bathroom too. So that a lot of times as emphasized as right so the moisture sometimes the moisture in the bathroom can cause that and bring them out. How old are the apartments that. I'm not sure i i think very old they're starting to showed signs of age Yeah so or so. There's there may be a little bit of moisture involved. there could be a little bit of moisture behind the drywall. That's the thing to keep an eye out for or you say it's a big window and it could just be a wind load at some point in time where the wind is pushing and it's flexing the wall and that that could be that could be what's What's going on. But the main thing is if you look for us moisture coming in and the always closed it would be behind. It would be in the wall itself. I am to them that you somewhere somehow. Some is leaking or eventually it'll show it's face if it is it. It doesn't hold back for very long so might be one of those things where you just kinda gotta sit in. Sit and wait and wait for it to show up and it will eventually well. It's not gonna it's not gonna be anything detrimental to you but Eventually it'll show itself and then they'll have to. They'll have to make the repair okay. Well thank you welcome. Thanks for the call and have a great one okay. David forgot talking about fathers day. But oh yeah i I thought of that. I was going to say happy father's day to an but probably not appropriate the work in not recently the multifamily but sink same concept single family and most of the companies out. There are really really good because that's a huge investment. Right you don't wanna mess with that. But we do joke in in the industry about companies that have what they call the deferred maintenance program. R-maine is program is a deferred program. We don't do anything until we absolutely after which is really bad for both residents and the investors but not for me to say seven four five seven. Oh eleven ten seven hundred four five seven eleven ten give us call work talking home improvement on saturday morning as always do. We're talking about keeping the bugs out. i think. Two weeks ago we spoke about the third. Missile patio shield. I now own one you know. What up did it great. But david we could take a second or a couple minutes and talk about some just best practices with respect to Especially mosquitoes this time of year. Because there's some things that go on that that contribute to the spawning of mosquitoes. Yes and there are some preventative. Things that you can do. Biggest thing is standing water right. And they're running. They've somebody's been running a commercial on on bt about about about mosquitos spraying for their service. I think they were saying like a cap full of water so like a water bottle. It doesn't take much just a spot of water somewhere for them to lay their eggs. So yeah that's that's true. You gotta get rid of standing water. The best canned heat dried out. So there's a lot of places the word can just be standing and it's like play sets. I remember just the tire swing that we had was always water in the bottom of that. Old planters you know Even if they're turned upside down. Because you're trying to keep things out of the edge around it that's usually rollover can hold water something as simple as that. The little indentations from the die the cast and then when they when they moult them. So you really look into be totally dried out the challenges places like the gutter and when we talk about gutter maintenance in the fall leaves and all that stuff. We failed to mention that this time of year. If you've got a bad drainage in the gutter or something's clogging up and not moving out clearly. That's a prime spot and that's not a place. You just checking out every five minutes to make sure things are dry right right. So let's see that three story house on a hill. I've invented a hairdryer on a pole. And we just run up and down the side of the house. Drying it out. See the other thing that i jotted down is. Where does your air conditioner condensate pump. Does it this charge outside the house and are things pooling up there. That is a double whammy. Because it's there's enough water in that to actually be a problem with some foundation moisture if it's not raining correctly and then in a relevant to this particular topic is Where's that water going. Is it sitting in creating a spawning ground for mosquitoes. So those are some places that we want to go check out. There's all kinds of different things that you can get. You know chemicals in sprays and stuff like that and they're all good use them as you could should but sometimes just natural prevention so that you're not to get into a bunch of chemicals is not necessarily a bad solution either so just some things to think about sick on your list in case you're bored or in case you being bitten by mosquitos. Check it out david. I think we're getting close to a break. Yeah we are there. So we're going to do that. We're gonna take a little break. I give us a call at seven zero four five seven eleven ten seven zero four five seven eleven s china dave dot com. Click on the questions button. But we'll answer your questions when we return to the home depot home improvement show with john and dave welcome. This is the home depot home improvement. Show john dave. I'm john gordon. I'm dave deauville. We've got some lines open this morning. Where at seven four. Five seven hundred eleven ten seven four five seven eleven ten. That's our number. Gives us a shout to ask john. Dave dot com and click on the questions button and send us a note that way. That's that's always good. Well we'll maybe even take a peek at some of those emails a little bit later in the show. We're talking about keeping the bugs out in the summertime whether that's closing in or maybe even keeping the bugs off but we'll talk about whatever's bugging you at seven zero four five seven seven tenths of gives shout One in the spirit of keeping the bugs off or keeping the bugs out. What made me think about the the bug. Zapper thing was a. It's not a new product. But it's our home depot product of the week dina trap and i'm like what the heck is dina trap and dina trap is exactly what you would expect. It's a insect attractor and violator through it It draws them in what i about. It is there's versions from about thirty nine dollars all the way up to two hundred and seventy dollars look check it out. It's it's got a promotional price. Great i don't know that i would spend. I know it's my company. But i don't know i've spent two hundred seventy dollars on on that bug but then if you think what people spend on mosquito treatments and all that kind of crazy stuff burn maybe you spend that much at least once right. Yeah you do it all at once and it's and it's done so check it out. I think it's worthwhile. But there's versions there's battery powered versions. You can sit him inside of a of a screened in porch and it's not obnoxious looking in fact if you take a peek at them online you'll see that the designs are significantly more aesthetically pleasing than the old black lantern looking things to hang outside and you mean the black light different game. David the So anyway check it out at its dina trap insect and mosquito traps and the little videos and stuff on there so you kind of see how they work and that's always good because it gives you a sense of say okay. I want to make an investment in this or not but that's our that's our home depot product of the week this week and then david also dug up by. I gotta get to it. I dug up our tip of the week. I promise i'm gonna get screenings and stuff here in a minute but our tip of the week from two thousand and sixteen. Let's see here. it is this week. This week's tip comes from it's our. It's all in the wrist file And it's about spray paint and it says when spray painting a flat surface. It's important to keep the spray head at the same distance from the surface during the entire Sweep are swath. Swath thank you. I don't that's not same thing. I don't i don't know who wrote this. Should be shot anyway. Controlling your wrists will enable this professional. Look keep your wrist. Straight did not turn it left to right. That's are you tenancy when you think about it is kind of you know. Hold your wrist your hand at one place in the switch to the left and switch. There's another words on the right and don't do that ryan. Keep your wrist straight and move your arm across the entire surface this if not it does it prevents an arc from left to right two words to close in the middle and too far either end and it prevents dripping sagging and bare spots right. So that was that's pretty much. It hasn't changed now. we're there you can still. You can still follow that guidance. And i think the coolest thing about it is you can buy that adapter of you ever used one. Yes great snaps on the top. The cancer gives you a handle with a trigger. And i think that helps with with that situation. It's it's you're right because it makes it easier. It makes it feel more. Like i don't know like your like a paint sprayer. You still have to keep it even. Yeah the same distance swish thing whenever we said it was with the With your risk but but definitely a good deal so there. I can check that box. We've talked about our tip of the week David so then back we were talking about. We were talking about keeping the bugs out and a preventative solution as in just like not allowing them to spawn particularly mosquitoes and standing in water and stuff. But i wanted to take some time this morning to talk about a little project as in like screening in a porch or you've got a deck and it's got an overhang but but it's open and you want to screen it in. I'm we'll won't talk so much this week. About the structural aspects of that as as water takes in some screening and some some tips. And so on. There's some really cool products out there that a little more expensive. We'll we'll we can talk about those and then there's some really simple things that you can do. We'll talk about that. We'll talk about whether i'm selling a little bit here. David because i know we're coming right up against the break so but we'll talk about the right kind of product to use screen. Wise is it. should it be fiberglass. Should be aluminum. How imagine it and that sort of thing and then also Closing in the deck. There's hit this when when you're closing in a deck. We can talk about a lot of good products. One of the a common mistake is to is not to deal with bugs. It can come up through the bottom of the deck or through the crack in the deck deck boards and depending on what your situation is if you access to the under portion of the deck. You can up some screen and get tight if not. That's an area. That's a weak spot right and we can talk about that a little bit. Maybe you wanna just dina trap and get on with it but we're gonna take a little break here. We are happy to have your calls at seven. Zero four five seven eleven ten seven zero four five seven seven ten gives call. We'll talk about what is important. You were pregnant projects when we return to the home depot home improvement show with john and dave welcome back. This is the home depot home improvement show with john and dave. I'm john gordon. I'm dave deauville. Seven four five seven and eleven ten seven four five seven eleven ten gives call. We'll talk about your home. Improvement questions challenges. What's important to you. Not just what we're thinking about this week so and what we're thinking about. This week is keeping the bugs out. David screening in a screen porch. I'm willing to bet you've done hundreds in the forty plus years whatever it is since you started this little kindergarten done a couple. Let's for sure so. Let's talk about a couple things first. The product the screen itself. You have a choice between fiberglass and aluminum and then you can get. There's even like a screen shade type product which is a real heavy. We've kind of helps create a shade in addition to you know kind of blocks a little bit of sun in addition to lung and mugs and stuff. What are your thoughts on the product to use. Well i mean it really depends on on the the whatever method. You're going to attach the screen to the port so if you're gonna staple it and and use either. Pvc which they didn't have wet back when we were building. The the pvc laddis strips to cover up the the the screen. So you'd laugh the screen over on on two by fours and then and then staple it in place then you would cover that up with With the lattice. So if you're doing that aluminum's not a bad choice. It's a little harder to work with. But it's a little more durable. It does tend to dant so if you push against it. Or if a ball's third against a frisbee or whatever but most of the time we use fiberglass lot easier to work with and with these modular just call them a modular screening system. It's it's a lot easier to replace the screen. So i i i would stay with the charcoal fiberglass screen. A basic screen was about the norm. That's mostly what we used as what we still use. If i'm messing with it and then you're is you plan your deck. There's there's specific sizes screen and from my perspective of being price conscious or preventing waste ways. It's ranked us way to say that is is to think in terms of I think twenty four. Well you might have a situation. I don't know but you're thinking probably forty eight. I think sixty is a standard role and then six seventy and then i sold a hundred. Yeah sounds hell also ninety six and you're saying nine hundred one hundred over nine feet. That's at some of them. I think are are. I'm not sure if it gets much bigger than that but it's available because when you go to places like florida it's most most popular. There are the are the cages the screaming conscious in their huge There's big expanses for those so they have to have one piece of screen and go all the way across and that. Let's talk for a second. Let's just say you've got an odd size when you in my mind and in an application that i've done is start at a point with the height and i roll it out so that the space that i'm filling is comparable to the height of the screen right. You trimmed back a little bit especially well. You can trim both aluminum and fiberglass with a sharp knife. But let's just say for example. It's an odd size. So i say you roll it out and you just start staple at those points that you talked about and you just. It's a continuous run of screen. Just fastened that each of the framing members or you run a section at a time. What is your so you can. It depends what is your advice. It it depends on the depends on the The the structure. So i i think one of the most important things is if you're doing if you're doing individual sections than you have to make sure you allow allow it regardless enough screen to hold onto to pull it taunt while you're while you're stable it so that last edge you have to have something to hold onto to pull it tight because that's that you want to be able to almost thump. It like a drummond and and hear the noise. You want a nice tight because it almost disappears when you do that it does and then if you don't remember metal. The advantage of the aluminum is it doesn't expand and contract quite as much as the fiberglass does so if you put it up on a nice cool day and you don't have taught and then it heats up in the sun you can get some sagging. Yes has a function of that right okay. So so there's one more piece then because you said something import as i got allow enough to overlap it and pull it taught so great that we can run the screen up staple it gonna staple it. It's probably not critical. But i have a tendency toward overkill and i would use like. Amman aller stainless steel staple in that application whether that's critical to success or not. You could debate. But no i was argued for the difference in costs probably not a bad practice. the the bigger piece though is is getting that taught inconsistently taught and that's where a great product is is a is a solution. But it's more expensive and david. That's the screen tight product. And i know you've used that. Oh yeah i did that on. Our you know our porch there in in charlotte great product. How is that. How does that help with the whole taught thing being pretty good because it. It's it's you know you have to pull. It passed the track so it consists of a track and a cap. So you cut and fasten the track. And then that that has the the group that you roll the screen into with the spine. So you start left to right whatever it is you rule one edge into that track with the spine tool just like you repairing a tool a repair and a screen. We'll talk about that actually a to. But you roll it in and then you pull it across to the next one and with spine to push it into the track and if you've done your measurements correctly. It pulls it appropriately taught in the process of driving it into the into the channel with split correct. That's correct and then you just snap a cover over it and yup cut cut fit in a rubber mallet and drive it in place and that is slick what i liked about it is it really did insure from section to section to section that we the screen pull taut and even right. It sounds easier than it is. If you're not careful it's it takes time and there's a little learning curve with it but once you get it you're in good shape. I think the other nice thing about it is if if you if if if you have one little piece that's torn or a whole gets ripped in it or whatever you can pop that cap off of it you could pull that section out and put it back on without disturbing the the entire area which makes it makes it really nice. And that's that's usually how we screen them So if you have a a section at the bottom with rails and the section at the top We tend to keep that separate rather than one piece. You could put it in one piece but then we would split it in the middle of the The track the track covers a left and a right. If once you start working with it you'd understand exactly what we're talking about it. Not only that. There's some great little videos on it and at anymore you can find a youtube video or how video somewhere on everything from artificial organs to whatever right all online. So it's it's a great solution here that that is a worthwhile investment in keeping the bugs off if you will and adds value to the home also. I don't know that we've ever looked at particular project up on the cost versus the hanley would cost versus value report. Don't even know if it's there certainly. It's a it's a worthwhile endeavor. So cool way to add some space to work with in the spirit of that There's a couple other products so so we're talking about screening in an area. Another challenge is this time of year is pretty much. We're keeping the windows closed. I guess but all. I don't know about what charlie spent the last few mornings down here. I have having gorgeous open. It is absolutely been what david what it reminded me of was summer in michigan. You know little cooler in the evenings not a lot of humidity. Seventy five eighty during the day. It was really pretty especially in the mornings and You want to have the windows open and that kind of weather but there's issues with screens and sometimes the screens that come with With the manufacturer. Windows when they fail. You're like i can't find a replacement for don't know how to do it. You can actually build your own screens with a minimum amount of headache. And it's got all the little devices whether it's a little extra clips you know the the fit into the track to kind of pull it up and and create the tension tension in place the springs that you snap into to hold it in place when when you replace it. So there's an entire. I think screen tight is is the manufacturer on that. Also check out your your home depot store check out online And we'll talk about a couple of little tips on that because there. There's some mistakes that you make. That are like wow. I thought this was easy. And then it ends up. You know you've got abode side or something because you pull the tight so we'll we'll talk about those things and closing in the deck and we'll talk. Maybe david even check out some emails now when we get into the second hour here. So we're we're very close to a break so we're going to go ahead and get ready to take that we have lines available this morning at seven zero four five seven eleven ten seven zero four five seven seven ten. If you're looking for ideas for father's day call us. We've got all kinds of ideas about that and we'll talk about all those things when we return to the home depot home improvement show with john. Dave welcome to the home depot home improvement show with john answering your home improvement questions every saturday on wbz presented by charlotte comfort systems heating and air conditioning at a cost heating cooling and electrical on news. Talk seven ten and ninety nine three wbtv. Good morning and welcome back to the home depot. Home improvement show at john and dave. I'm john gordon. I'm dave deauville and we still have some lines open. Folks slow to get out of bed this morning. Maybe they're out of bed doing something better than this. who knows. give us a call where it's seven four five seven. Oh eleven ten seven. Oh four or five seven oh ten. We're talking about Home improvement we always do. But we're also talking about keeping the bugs off keeping the bugs out from a products and devices that help with that to screen it in approached david repairing screens. I'm sure you've done it. I've done it i. It's a toss up between whether growing up the windows that i had to replace you know broken glass compared to screens. Fix as an adult. It's a tossup. I guess then a lot of both broke a lot of windows as a kid. I don't i'm sure we all did Anyway we want to talk about repair in screens or or if the screen is is trash. The you've got corrosion. You see a lot at the beach and stuff where the original screeners just and corroded from the salt. Water air The screen they put up an aluminum screen and instead of fiberglass screen out argue. It never do an aluminum screen at the beach or in a you know where you're going to have salt water issues but it is what it is fiberglass who i think would be a better solution there but just putting those because you can buy frames actually make your own screens little quarters and the and the track and stuff like that but there's a couple of tricks to that What i'm thinking about is were you. You wanna pull it nice and tight so you get the track you put you measured all out and put the frame altogether and you're ready to to put your screening and with this with the spine and supply tool and you do that. You pull it nice and tight and then you put it up in the opening. And you've got a gap on the left and a gap on the right net in the middle and at the top and the bottom. We're gonna do what i do wrong. Well the frame is. The frame is is at at that. Point is weaker than the screen. You've voted you've pulled it in by pull the screen taught so the idea is to put some type of a of a frame in place if you if you can do it with any size screen normally. We would put a bar in the middle of a taller screen. And that will keep you from from from boeing. It in and you. You almost have to do that anyway. To keep it when the wind blows on it and whatnot. But i always john hours would build a. I had a piece of plywood a table On saw horses. Yeah and i would have. I would have a strip that i would start. And i would pull the screen against and if it was a different with and i would have one that i could move and i would screw it down to the table and how that would hold this screen in so that you didn't pull it in. I would have one for the top and the bottom and it just has to be a couple of scrap pieces. I mean you could almost use a a paint. stir thick paint surf. You wanted to pending on the size. I probably not the most economical version. But i always come one extra piece of the the frame the frame yes right and i place it. So's exactly the same size as the opening needed to be at each corner left and right top and bottom. And then that's what i put you know in held to. To keep it from boeing center. It's a great great way to you. Have a permanent table. You're doing it on its ideal. That's what were those people who manufacture screens and they do six hundred fifty five per hour. That's kind of how they do it. All right let's talk to jared jared. Good morning you're on the home depot home improvement show. How are you this morning. Thirty good like. I got a weird south. My is sometime. It sound like something. You're on horror movie. It's screeching all and sometime on always and it's coming out of your tub. Well i think my second half is you gotta be seven smoke. Have you so when you go in there. And have you been there. When the when the The phenomenon is occurring. I walked in. Taiwa gone last out of me all way. Yeah and but you couldn't tell exactly where it's coming from. It's coming out back on okay. Well good to know that you're not anyone that's happening. Because that's another show that deals with that but so my suspicion. So let me ask this. Jared when when you flush the toilet and it fills back up to you. Hear any noises as it's filling operated shuts. No no it's just nothing going on out so david my guess is still the toilet and still a bad flapper. Where water is leaking out. And and the reason it's louder screech year. In that scenario only emitting a certain amount like a minimal amount of water through and it's a bit restricted. What am i missing. What else could be that third than having to call an exorcist. That's that's usually about it. You know you'd have to be if there was any other noises with the drains. There have been a water flushed. Or let out of the tub one or the other. So i i agree. I think you have water sneaking by the flapper. Because it's not seating properly and the fill valve is is is being actuated to come on and it's just barely being actuated which there could be some debris in there could be any number of things and so that's where i'd start is with the flapper that'll stop that and then eventually in the back of the toilet the flapper and then eventually the fill valve may may need to be replaced. You can actually buy a whole kit right. I would do it. i would do jared. I would by the fluid master replacement kit and it's a it's a valve philvalentine flapper. All in one and replace them. It's like nineteen bucks and we're willing to bet that the the ban cheese go away. Well i say he's a really. Why allowed we know or something you know it's think about it it. It makes sense that it would do that. Chair think about selecting a tiny bit of water passed a tight spot where you get a vibration. And that's a screech that you're here that's our guess But i think for the investment in. It's not hard to do it yourself project all day long all day project but it's very easy and Let's let's put you on hold for one second though. We'll make sure that we get you. Squared away and beth. We see out there. We just ran past break here and we're going to go ahead and take okay. No problem anti force if you don't mind. Okay beth we see there. We're gonna get you as well. This is the home depot home improvement show with john and david and we are coming right back. All right welcome back. It's the home improvement show. I'm dave deauville think. John stepped away for a minute. Anyway let's get jarrett back in here and make sure we've got Jarrett taken care of there is a jared. Did we want to make sure that. Got your questions answered. Okay i loud. No i mean i don't know award. It was yeah i would. I would start. That's the that's the most inexpensive place you can start in the back of that tank. This is a weird noise aalyah. You welcome david. Thanks for me. I apologize no worries. We had a bizarre scenario here. Last night walked out. There was a dead deer just laying on the end of the driveway. Well we had one in our yard this week. It's crazy yeah. I don't know what's up but it was animal control. Pick it up. I thought were here last night because it was here when we left to run some errands and then gone but apparently maybe somebody harvest in it. Okay maybe just taking a little rest check. She was not pregnant. Stay sleepy the dirt nap. Okay here comes beth. good morning. you're on the home depot home improvement show. How are you doing well good morning. We are replacing a toilet and would like to know which brand you recommend that was also have the comfort seat height. Well there's a lot of really good options out there beth. I think from out cost only well. I shouldn't say that the best combination i think of of value best value would be the glacier bay david. I think that comes in comfort height and elongated. It does and it's i think it's called toilet in a box. And it's beth. That has the toilet the seat the johnny bolts. Wax ring has has everything but the supply new supply line and in the bonus boxes. There's a gentleman who comes and cleans the bathroom great. Hit that box. Yeah we need to know if that's true or not. It's not true. But yeah so. And that is i used to of those targets. In my last residents we had a townhouse and had some inexpensive toilets and i replaced i replaced. Two of those toilets lived in. I was surprised. I was pleasantly surprised. At what a good value that that was that toilet flushed great Like jon said everything came in the box At that time they were only ninety nine dollars a piece and i was. I was a little skeptical. That i was paying ninety nine dollars for a toilet but the reviews were good. So i said i'll give it a shot Third was well worth it now. I will tell you they're they're they're not as fancy so if it's if it's in a room that maybe it's going to maybe be on display. You might wanna put something a little fancier in their fifth. That's important to you gotta be. It's gotta be in the gas. So so maybe maybe not. I think you step up to that. American standard exactly. That would be the next one. Beth i think. American standard colour has awesome probably about the same same about the same caliber right right. But we've we've talked about. I think it's called the champion four. Which is an american standard product. It's comfort height elongated seat and you know the the low low flush and it is like virtually unclog level. No i said yeah. Climb impossible to clock. I've seen him. I call it my golf game toilet because you can flush twelve balls down. A single whole. They're gone forever. And that's kind of how. I play golf. Single-hull twelve bowls balls are gone and never to be seen again. So so those two would be the ones we would guide you toward okay. That's great well. thank you. So much city information call beth. Take care to have awesome day. I guess we should say that. That other coal the colour toilets in that same area is that cimarron. Yep yeah that is. That's a good product. I put a lot of those in is what they do. They do just as well so Any of those are available you. You probably can't go wrong. And let's talk to joe. Good morning jill. You're on the home depot home improvement show. How are you this morning. i'm good. How are you very. How can we help Looking to replace a forty gallon. Electric hot water tank with the tankless after doing research it looks like the two brands on depot has the rame and i think it's echo smart echo smart. So but i've talked to plumbers and everyone is trying to steer me away from an electric because of parts potential breakdowns etc. Any advice you can give on. That depends on what you're trying to accomplish. Tankless what when you say. I'm gonna go tankless. Because what. I feel an apple inc. Tondo in myrtle and it's a third floor top floor so my tank is in the attic and it is an older tank so number one. I don't want the tank to burst. Get water not only in my unit but units below me and obviously you know if i'm gonna replace it. I'd rather go ten coast as opposed to just a new forty gallons. Is it a space saving scenario. Nope clinton my addict So yeah it would be a challenge to get the old one out and a new one up there. But i would rather just go tankless because i'm not there a lot there quite a bit but i don't want anything to happen to forty gallons of water while on around or even by there i mean you do unless i wanted to set the straight john just just so people know very very seldom does a a water heater split open and dump all of the water also at want so your first of all by code has to be in a tray you can upgrade that trey and have taller sides put on it and i'm just saying this for expense reasons as well too but then the pipe that comes out if we make sure that that drain pan is that the pipe is open the the water is not clogged up with a piece of installation trash dust. Whatever chances are that's just going to the. It's just going to have a small leak it's going to drain out. It's going to go out that pipe and there's probably never really going to be a problem when we hear the horror stories of people water heaters flooding. Everything it's usually because the trae is is clogged. Up at some point in the water overflows it. And that's when that's when the mess is is really made very seldom. Does one just ever split open and dump all the water out. It has to be That that's that's quite a catastrophe for that to happen. So like the past like they could rust below but that has nothing to do with the internal tank itself and the holding tank. Well they do and they and they and that's usually where they leak but it's usually just a small leak. It becomes larger trays large enough. It can handle it. But that's why you want that pipe somewhere where you that someone would see it. You still can have. You can still have problems with tankless as well. But it's usually not in in a situation like like what we're talking about so and so so then the other reason that the plumbers guys are steering you away from that i. I'm speculating here. Joe but it would be some common denominators one would be this the electrical service amp wise to To serve that water heater to heat. Water on demand is big. So there's probably some expense in upgrading. Either what the lit that serves the source. That serves that water heater or the panel itself. And and i don't know what the age of the condo is or where it is or what code is but i know that as a general rule when you start tampering with an electrical box where you do something that requires an inspection you are required to bring it up to code and code was twenty years ago and what code is now are not the same and the cost of up that upgrade is substantially more than than whatever the cost to upgrade just for the to accommodate the demand of the ondemand heater and then the third thing is they talk about parts and reliability. Usually maybe talking ream and some of these other manufacturers. These are quality manufacturer. So typically not a big issue but i think the the mandate or the question is. Can you save money with all these things figured in. So we're going to put you on hold because we got a sneak off to a break. We'll make shoeing answer this. Either off the air on the air for you when we return to the home depot home improvement show with john and dave welcome back. This is the home depot. Truman show john dave. I'm john gordon. I'm dave oval seven four five seven hundred eleven ten seven zero four five seven. Oh eleven ten. David follow up on the water. Heater did you. We did joe. Joe and i finished our conversation. We talked about The tank lists. And and i just i. I don't know if we said this before the break but one hundred. Twenty amps is the average for a an electric tankless water heater. So that's substantial. That's like you're you're pulling like that's four times normal water heater circuit. And your and you gotta do that. Probably to a sub panel. Well yes take up four spots on the well. You have to pull a new wire. I mean it's it's i mean. There's a lot of work involved in gas water heater but in the end the gas water heater tankless water heaters. Going to save you some money and it's its recovery and i think all of its better. It's the biggest. I think it's the better bang for your buck. But but what we ended up talking about was just maybe adding a if if if lack of hot water was a problem. You can put the mix valve on top right The other thing that we talked about For security purposes For joe's place was The valves that you can operate by phone so you can also put a switch. I believe on that water heater to be able to turn it on and off because you turn the water off you have to turn on the electric water heater off. Should turn a gas water heater down. But anyway Also the valves that you could put on the house that you can operate by phone. That turned the main off which he was super interested in in I think that's a great investment property. That's vacant for the worst case. Scenario even you can get a sensor just on the on the drain pan and if it senses a water there. It can shut off valve at the top of the water heater. Only right and that's what i think. Those are the things that he's going to look at at all of those things and i think he would be in good shape. Good deal all right great. Thanks for doing that. Let's talk to alex next komo. Alex home depot home improvement show. How are you good morning gentleman morning. I've got a kind of a two part question. building our forever home and Looking to put him one of those showers that has the bars over it. Kind shower hit and all says of boastful jets in the wall. Part a. is kind of. Psi do i need for that report to be effective so to speak and to. What would be your recommendation for a wealth Three four horsepower. One more power to get significant enough pressure to build and operate that shower as e. Let you answer the details. But i think we've been you know it's less about the psi. Alex more about the size of the pipe and the gallons per minute down. Believe david right. Yeah absolutely and then you you. You have the in and out understanding of the well and stuff like that way better than i do. I think i think it i fall depends on how many how big of a well you have. How many gallons are going to be available per minute Alex so that would be. That would be one of the things that you would need to know about your area. The aquifer do people have good wells I don't know if you've talked. Neither neighbors said it doesn't matter it's the guy next door can have a great well and you can have a terrible and Just depends on where they up in in in getting the water from But they do make a submersible pump that that has a computer chip in it. Doesn't everything and anyway this well does not need a tank. It does not need a pressure tank inside the house. So i if you have the capacity in the well it can keep up with without a tank So i would look into those. They're they're a little bit more. But in the end i think you end up with a better product and then john spot on when you put in a shower system that has multiple showerheads. You have to have valves and you have to have the piping allow that water to free flow through to give you the volume of water that you need to supply all of those heads so all of those outlets now they do reduce them down Inside the shower heads which brings the water out. But you have to get you have to have enough water there at the shower so this referred to the directions. I think john right. Yeah yeah absolutely. And this is new construction right. Alex okay so great. great time. If plummer tim were here he would talk about like a manifold system like like a main line and then coming off of that main and so while this is david point referred to what the manufacturers recommending. They're going to tell you all of that and the spec sheet you gotta get down into the boring stuff but it's in there and then that's how you wanna make sure you've got the right supply lines. Come into the bathroom right. It almost always. I can tell you this. It's almost always a one inch hot and cold feed. So that's coming from the water heater and from your your cold water In a source. So if you have that there then you can break that down to three quarter and into half inch as needed in. You'll have you'll have the volume behind it in order to truly enjoy that that shower fixture the other thing. That's going to do for you alex if you make that plan now for that bathroom and plum appropriately. You're going to have a gracious plenty gallons per minute everywhere else in the house. Because you'll have yes maine that's branched off to support the rest of the faucets. It's you've thought this through correctly. Well that's kind of the good and do it right the first time. Yes if you do that then so be it. Yup that'll help a send us a note if you have any other questions about that stuff. Alex to the website. Ask john and dave dot com. Hit the questions button. Thank you gentlemen. Thank you alex. we're gonna take a little break. We'll be back to answer more home improvement questions while return. Larry don't go away. we see there. It's the home depot home improvement. Show coming right back at wbz lead. Local news talk eleven. Ten ninety nine three wbz who Combat this is people home improvement show with john. And dave. i'm john gordon. Dave deauville. We taking combs seven zero four five seven hundred ten seven zero four or five seven. Oh eleven ten gives call. We're going to talk to larry right now. Larry thanks for hanging on Through the break there. How can we help. Good morning guys how you doing. We'll see where you can help me with. Something is an area about three by three of quarter inch plywood up under a hot almost impossible area to get to in my house that is split and the the basic structure of it is still in the integrity is still there but it. It is almost impossible for me to get up under there and cut this out because two of the cables for the power of the house. Come in right there. And i'm going to have to try to stencil around those and then the the plywood comes under the board so if i cut it there's nothing to fasten one side of it too now is it's split but it's it's basically form wise is still there. Is there something that i can slap on their like. Maybe kills twenty coats of it or something. They all that back up again. Some type of something that i can. You know second. That caller is it What color is it larry. Well it's it's it's sort of an off-white right now and you can't see it. I mean it's it's way up in the very edge of the house in unless you just get one hundred and look right up there. You'll never even know. What air david. My i'm i'm thinking if there's no structural issues there we're not putting a band aid on cancer. That would be a like a soul seal. You know i'm thinking of the ls americ- Paint you can get added to even do that. David one hand up in their real good. I can but i'm on on on top of twelve foot ladder. I'm not really keen on study. Would we what what do you think. Yeah that's what. I kind of think the same thing like flexes heels when i was. Yeah if it's out of the weather. I think it's it's an out of the sun. I think it's probably find to to spray something like that in there Yeah because it's out of the weather pretty well and there's no sun getting on okay. Great i'm gonna go just department at home depot. I'm sure it might even be walmart. I'm not sure. Yeah that's that's that's one of the places. I think that product probably would work. Yeah i'm gonna try that. And i really appreciate the hill guys worries. Thanks for calling. Bye-bye by david we. We forgot all the row to talk about fathers day. Yeah i'll tell you this right now. This is an undeniable infallible immutable law of nature. Men need new tools period. Said we have a new neighbor. And he's he. He was saying how. I call my carpet from home depot. And he was so he was all happy and he his wife was stand there. He's like john. There's lots we're going to do in this house. And if you work for the home depot you need to explain to my wife. That i need tools. Yes sir. I said. I don't have to work for home depot to tell you. The man needs tools. But but seriously there's a lot of great stuff out there. Go check out. If you're if you're people are going to fuss at me and say well why don't women need tools. Well they do a lot of women who are better with tools and men right but at his father's father's day mother's day over it or by i told bar sees her hairdryer blew up last night. I said i'll buy one for father's day anyway. Um it go check it out. There's a lot of really cool stuff out there. And and if you are the if you're the if you're the spouse who is of a different gender than the father and you're the one who does all the work he still going to be happy if you buy a tool in continue to take care of things so check out the tools i i'm just one track on that david. Let's see do we have e mails everything. We wanna take a peek at for back. I'm trying to look at all these notes that i've made. I think we've covered off most everything we wanted to do. I do. I wanna go back through through one and we already had the call today which was kinda cool about the about this screaming toilet so we had a follow up Email if i can get to them but anyway this gentleman had had Senator note and it was about Having a screeching noise and they lived in. They live in a on a on. A i think a condo complex and it sound like maybe downtown was multiple floors and they were having a screeching noise. That was wasn't didn't happen all the time but anyway. That's right where i went. John was right where you went today with the toilet and and they did send us back. He even sent us a recording an audio recording with with with the noise and and it was it was awful. It was just terrible. And i can imagine it would it. Would it would cause you to worry if you if you didn't if you didn't understand plumbing at all but anyway they. They did some research and had a plumber community. And that's exactly what it was. It was the fill valve in the toilet. Probably had some debris in it which is happens a lot of times and then i guess we could talk a little bit With with that subject about being able to flush a fill valve a lot of the modern fill valves. Are you can do that right. yes sir. it's it's it's part of the installation process but it can be done at any point in time and it's easy right you just snap you turn the water off first and then and then there's a there's a great i think as a color david remember in the fluid master cap on top of the fill the stock twisted counterclockwise and it pops up and then put a cup or bowl or something. That's going to let the water run back down into the tank over that stock and gradually turn the water back onto full bore and let it flush out and turn it back off again. You may do that a couple times. Just in case is a lot something and then snap turn the water back off. Snap the cap back and placen. Typically the screaming means go away. Yeah it takes care of it and in remember. This can happen at any time but normally when this this happens if you're on a well you can have some mineral build up or you could pick up a little bit of gravel if you're not filtering the water before it comes in but if you're on a municipal system if they're working on the water system sometimes debris gets in in a pipe while they're working on it and it'll it'll it could make its way there so it could be a little dirt clod or whatever little pieces of crushed rock But but the same thing so it could just it could just everything could be fine one day in the next day. You could be having this problem so if you do and you hear that you know. That's probably what's going on. If it makes it. Pass the supply line and gets in there. It could certainly cause a problem so easy enough to fix. That's for sure could deal. And what why. We're thinking le. Let me sneak this in here. We talked about it first. Our at length. And i'm not gonna spend hours on it now but if you're looking for a great father's day gift the the dinah trap mosquito aspect item that we talked about is is a great product available at the home depot at the price ranges are really great they can. It can be under forty dollars or is over two hundred fifty depending on which one you want to get. But it's a good thing so so don't forget to work or don't forget to consider that i guess as you go through it and you know what i don't know do something nice for your dad. Fathers out there. I know like all the kids roll their eyes at us. And we tell the same jokes over and over again but You're kind of important to them. If you're not sure about that if you just kinda like this is crazy. Why do i do all this. Just re some statistics on on what happens You know in homes where where the data's some of the things happen in life you deal with it but it's your important character a make sure you behave appropriately and be. Don't forget it man you more than write checks much sure. Yeah i'm pretty sure you. It's not like wedding year. Let's see david Other other emails before abs- let's just do guy quick Somebody from stallings. Oh steve writes in and said he was interested in some some insulation for sound deadening. In what would we. What would we recommend blown. In or a bad installation Certain installations and bats are good And you can blow It's not as good as Say a Rocks axle is a really good insulator. So i'll follow that up with the email and writing deal all right. We got to wrap this party up folks. We are glad you're with us. We thank you for the great questions. We hope it was informative to us. It was enjoyable for us. And we wanna remind you that we think that the most important home improvement that you can make is the one that makes your home happier place to live and don't forget to work on that project this week. Happy father's day to all you fathers and we'll see next week when we return to the home depot home improvement show with john and dave.

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Home Improvement with John & Dave, Hour 1, Sat., December 19th, 2020

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Home Improvement with John & Dave, Hour 1, Sat., December 19th, 2020

"Hinson wbz news. Welcome to home improvement with john. And dave with answers to all your home improvement questions. Sponsored by home depot lennox charlottecomfortsystems cost a heating and cooling and dry pro basement systems on news. Talk eleven ten and ninety nine three. Tell you bt good morning everybody. Welcome to home improvement with john. I'm john gordon with the home depot. I'm dave deauville. David good morning. Glad to have you back sir. Good to be back all good charlotte north carolina. It is a little frosty This morning as i was running a few minutes behind. I didn't allow enough time for Defrost its for the first time for me this year. That was like that. So now. I know i gotta get up. Get out there a little bit early and let that truck runs so yeah we are We are we just bit the bullet well a couple of weeks ago. Bit the bullet and had that you know size of its own zip code size driveway replaced. Oh man and so. We have been parking over in our neighbors. A parking on driveway and embarked spoiled. Because you know she pulls out the garage and way she goes so not been going over in the morning and like scraping the car warming up like man. This is like living in the north. Not really never glad to be here. welcome everybody. Let's we're gonna talk home improvement this week. We're going to do that. And for a pleasant change of pace seven four. Five seven eleven ten. This is the last show before christmas. Unbelievable just for grins david. I thought we would get ready for the new year and talk about eight winter home improvement projects and i cannot take credit for this one online. I was just banging around as i like to do thinking about home improvement stuff and so we'll talk about some home improvement projects and then maybe some things i did like i left heart. As you know in the conversation that we were having You know before we got on the air here not about dogs and things like that. Although i laughed hard at that as well but about Cabinets with glass doors. We will go specifics but I thought maybe if we have some time later on we'll just do form over function projects. That would be fun to do. Is it okay to poke fun at like the people that we serve every day not our customers put like people that are like my own career or our our own careers. Poke fun a little bit. The things we do might put glass doors on cabinets. I laugh every day every morning. I look at them here anyway. So yeah that's good but there are. There are some things that we we should talk seriously about. What's out there for emails. I always liked hearing that. Because people i'll say a little better questions we create questions and comments on the air. It's just you can dig into them a little bit deeper sometimes when you get email stuff and so. I don't know what's happening there. I know you guys were busy last week with alex. Yeah yeah we worked at my son's house down off off near there near the coast and wilmington and they're they're they're doing kind of a whole house remodel and living in it and their newly married. It's it's a ten year doing. She just looks at me and just at that cute smile and i'm like okay all's good. I didn't see any bandages or anything on him. So no cova deaths anticipated. I'm thinking my goodness well. that's good. that's good stuff. And i ordered my life proof flooring for the office yesterday. Can't wait for that to get in. Because i'm and then you don't i did. I found ceiling tiles. I'm you probably know about them. And i've seen him. And i never thought hard about them until i decided to do something in my office because i. I don't want to put drywall up. Probably just with basement. I'm like i feel if. I put drywall up. Just ruin the benefits of having access to everything above and running wires at some point in time and different things right. Although everything's getting wireless. But anyway i found these ceiling tiles that are like the cough. Look coffered ceiling and And they're made of plastic right and they just drop in. And they're like mega easy to use. I cut out five can life ic fixtures and i have I redid the hvac coming through the ceiling Around vince that i like because you can control down here. I in i before dinner. I think on a tuesday evening i had the lights cut out ceiling tiles in Trim rings on for the the dachshund. It was like super easy. 'cause it's like they bend drop in. I was like man now. Are these these. Look like the ten ceilings. Yeah yeah. I didn't do the real ornate version but But yeah and you buy the things that you put over the The the grid right. It looks i think it looks great and barbara has not fussed. So that's usually pretty good. Sign good yeah you get the best of both worlds in these still have still can gain access and i'm telling you it looks nice and i'm with a little darker color and stuff because you know anyway just for what it's worth. Check it out. I saw online at home depot. But there's a thousand different places you can check them out so anyway. I'm sorry for that then. Add moment brought to you by caffeine deficiency dot com. We've gotta take a break only enclosed coming up all right and let's so we'll do that. We'll take a break. We'll talk about winter home improvement projects by most important. What you gotta do right now before family. Well i don't even know family can come for christmas but what what's going to happen at the house. For christmas we can talk about tools and stuff for gifts That's great as well. Well we like it when you call seven zero four five seven eleven tenths seven. Oh four or five seven eleven tender. Go to ask the john and dave dot com. Click on the questions button and and we can tackle your question that way. So grab cup. Coffee get ready for a little break here. But don't go away. Kasama promote with john and davis coming back after these important messages. Welcome back to his home approve john. John gordon with the home depot. I'm dave deauville. Also warning we love talk. It's last chance catches for christmas seven. Oh four five. Seven hundred eleven ten seven five seven hundred ten. I don't know david how important it is to talk to us before christmas. We may or may have a false sense of self worth. Well i guess if you got a project you're gonna tackle during the holidays or maybe right after a little time off. That's nice first time in I'll i'll have my computer on so if you have questions. I guess during that time. Do send them to Ashtron dot com. Would love to love to answer appreciate doing that. We and we get a lot of good a lot of good questions. Luggage feedback Comments suggestions always good. Hey wanted mention this to we're still. We're still trying to sort out. What was what happened with the The podcast we've gotten so many e mails from from all over the country from people that were used to having him. i guess. Download automatically to their inbox or whatever so whatever platform. But i think. I think maybe what happened was all the podcasts are only going to be from the one platform a is all i can figure because they're all available at wbt.com. You have to dig in a little bit and get in there and find it but So i just been sending that link to to everyone that. Listen to podcasts. So this will be on a podcast of this week and then people will hopefully They'll find it in in Listen live reelected. Listen to podcasts. But lots of truck drivers. Yeah that's de makes sense. It's pretty cool. And then explains why. Why the diversity of of people and geographies right right but really shouldn't surprise anybody anymore. I mean with internet and stuff like that Well that's great. That's good stuff The made me think of something and it just snuck away again boy. This caffeine thing really is rocking caffeine. A go ahead nip a little this morning. that's not true. Anybody that works with me knows that i've got serious deficiencies between the years anyway. David let's i want what i was going to say. A you talking about. You have your computer up and doing stuff. I you know. I can't stop. I can't stop get this office done. And then i'm doing the stairs going down. You know from the upstairs down into the office. Yeah to the left to right. remember. And i don't want to pay three thousand dollars to have somebody do those freaking stairs. I mean that's probably exaggeration. But i bet not anymore lumber prices and i think it's probably probably probably already close to accurate anyway. We've got some calls coming in so so we'll get them. But i wanna talk to you about that. I have some crazy ideas. I'm not crazy. But i thought it'd be fun to talk about a little but right. Now let's get gerry's got a question. Gary good morning. You're on home improvement with john. And dave how are you good. Good morning guys I've got a house that was built in four. And i'm trying to figure out what the exterior trim is made out of It's definitely not hardie plank and it's not real would probably like a five pound or something And it doesn't rot because it has this green algae type stuff growing on it and there's no indication of raw. I can't put you know a nail through it. How old How old is the house or two thousand four four and it it's in the coun- would Neighborhood down in off a pleasant plains road that helps it all on that views. I don't know who built the home I'm just that's my next step is trying to figure out who built the house and maybe i can call them probably a miratec. What are we talking. Corner boards it. It's all vinyl siding. And its trim around the garage door on which it called python five f. y. p. o. n. Okay that's why you can look them up. And those are they like headers and when i rubbed my hand on it as this chalking material comes off and do show. What do i paint that with any any. Latex paint you have to clean the you'll you'll need to clean the chalk off of it the That's that's just the top coat the finish. That's on on that type of plastic coating. I think john over the fault it is it is in. It breaks down a little bit with with all violet it. The the southwest side of the house takes eating. I exit pounding. Yeah so what. Do i claim that jockey stuff was simple green or any exterior cleaner. You and you need to use a brush on it. You can't just pressure. Wash it with all that siding. If you'll be amazed at if you can make a dirty house look pretty good when you pressure. Wash it with soap but if you brush that house with the car. Wash brush an extension poll. It's a little bit of work but you'll you'll be amazed at what comes off of it. Okay as any free speech screen brushing and philosophizing gary so any kind of exterior latex. Right yeah i mean i would. I would you private well. I have a tendency to like. Wanna prime everything i mean you can t with the primer in the paint products that are available. You'll you'll be in good shape. I tell you i i use the bear paints and I mean i. I've used a lot of their product. Some of them. I'm not wasn't real pleased with but there s terrier paints are the bomb their interior paints are too yeah. I've used their extra way sailing paint. I love that stuff. Yeah it's pretty. So i if you do that and put a couple of coats you know. I know a lot of these paints say that. It's a one coat process. But that's that's not the idea. The idea is to to get enough coating on that so that you don't have to do it again for a long time. So if i if i don't paint world the material eventually deteriorate. Well here's the thing here's another thing. I was gonna going to offer as you if you wash that. Clean the chalk off of it. can actually. You can actually apply a product called seal crete s just seal and then but it's k. r. e. t. e. They have they sell a gallon of that for about fourteen or fifteen dollars the have it at home depot. Usually just you should probably you don't have the app. You should get the app. Then you can check stock without ever going to the store so Makes simple but you just basically washed that area down and then you can apply that seal crete over top of it now. I i used when we do it. We we like to use a a t shirt. A cotton t. shirt works great. Put a pair of rubber gloves on for the stuff in the bucket. Ring it out and then wipe it down. You can wipe your vinyl with that. It'll it'll make it look brand new allow hunters gutters with that. You can do your vinyl shudders. You can do all this data. How do you spell again. K. r. e. k. r. e. t. Okay all right. Excellent thanks very healthy is welcome to call stuff. Yeah i think. I told you this before. But in the in usually every spring. I do our our aluminum patio furniture and i. It just makes it look brand new and you know you can't do it in the direct sunlight. You have to do it when it's a little overcast or whatever because it seems to stay sticky but Great great product. It works on plastic metal vinyl. Overpay you can even put it over pay. You could bring back to life with work on like my truck probably would. I don't know how long it would stay on kidman. It's i'm thinking about it. Whatever it takes right seven four five seven eleven ten. We've got some lines. We're going to be up against the break here in about a minute but One of the things that i did one the eight projects as you would imagine one of the eight home improvement winter home improvement things as you can imagine as paint and we haven't really tackled paint in a long time just some of the basics. I don't know that we need to go through all kinds of different stuff. But but i think this is the time to think about what you wanna do with respect to paint and and i i don't wanna i don't wanna get too far down the path because we are going to take a break here But i do want to ask when we come back your on this whole stare thing because because i i've looked and i i'm ready in my head to do wood and all that right and i have to replace the risers because it's all the old pine or not the risers the treads. It's pine and neither neither cap them or or replace them right. But but i want to get the benefit you're thinking on tile the would look ceramic tile and what you think on that not as important as what barbara things of course but i'm thinkin structurally anyway. We're going to be right up against the break here. So let's let's take it. Were at seven zero. Four five seven eleven. Ten seven zero four five seven seven ten. We'll talk about home improvement projects you want to do over the christmas holiday or the holiday break and we'll do all of it when we return to home improvement with john and welcome back from boomer with john and dave. I'm john gordon at the home depot. I'm dave deauville. We have some lines open this morning. We're at seven four five seven seven ten seven four five seven eleven ten. Give us a call love talking about what's important to you so david just real quick on the on the floor question and then we'll go to eight improvements. Eight eight eight projects For the for the wintertime. For your house on the rocket science there but just good stuff to talk about. What do you think about. Finding the plank ceramic tile as a stair tread pick given flex and all that stuff right. Yeah i mean. I think if you if you prepared you're framing for that in. I would probably want my stringers twelve inches on center to to do that. Okay but i. I think you could. I think you could do with without that. It's hard in in in a in a area like you're talking about now because after the fact you would have to you have the thickness of the tile. You'd have to stay at three quarters of an end. Which is which is pretty hard to do. Now what you could do is you. Could you could block. In between as you pulled your treads off than you could add blocking all the way across words almost like a a you know a flat flat block across attached under you know level with the top of the. The the stringer right. And then you could then you could put your concrete bore down and and do all that but to do the math real quick to say okay if i put if i you know quarter inch like i you a have to have something structural before brian of fiber cement. Sure because you're you're three eight thousand tile. You have a quarter inch in in in a backer board a quarter inch and vincent and invents that. Yes so you're you can't change. You're not going to be able to change the the rise of the stairs. It becomes a trip hazard. So you know the rules are there can't be more than three sixteenths of an inch difference between the top riser and the bottom riser stay pretty consistent because as we walk upstairs. Our body adapts to that height. And if you change it causes people to trip and then of course you have you also have to contend with a three quarter inch minimum. Hang nosing on this stare and then how do you brace that. Yeah and i was trying to think of i. Can you know put another little piece of like tile under there but then. How do i connect that to be structural. So the bottom line is right. Well what's on it to spain. If you can't if you if you have something that's fragile that could break on on tread and you overhang what you do. Is you babble. Back the riser on. And you cut it back so it's taller. It's it's it's longer in the front and deeper at the bottom at the next tread. So it's angled so as you bring your foot up you would you. Would you would slide. You could actually slide your foot up and it would guide you to the front of the trat. I hope that makes sense. It does It's just. It's a lot of work and you know we didn't do. The our whole house is l. v. l. vp and laminated vinyl plank. Flooring but we carpeted the stairs that go up to the fourth bedroom or what is really gina's office and we just. The manufacturer did not does not recommend using. Our particular manufacturer does not recommend. Using those on stair treads and i can't think of a i i agree well with the manufacturer. Look at well. I do too. But here's the here's the problem and my biggest thing. Would there was two two things. The trim that you buy for most of the stairs in it looks really nice. But i'm talking about in the future. One i think it could become a trip hazard. Yep and to its dust cash and say look like the south end of northbound dog on relatively short order matter how. Hr because it's going to hold dirt us an upholstery brush on a regular basis up the stairs. No nobody wants to do that. That's just a pain. I mean if you have somebody cleaning the house and you're paying them to do it and it gets done then great but we chose not to do it. We use the low pile Actually a commercial carpet and we it. We picked out some colors that match the the walls and the decor the floor tied together. Really nice and the fact is don't even notice it. I i'm engineered floors makes a product. I wanna say it's called vortex but it say it's a really interesting product. It's it's the fiber they say. It'll calm by comparison to like ceramic from a aware and so on so extremely durable fiber In a very low pile it very popular in like senior living where who's issues with water and things like that and i'm i'm really thinking if i can find something that looks nice and that that that's a really that's a solution. Also because you know the quiet the coverage. It's it's more forgiving. And i'm just looking for durable. Well yeah so you want durable and then and then the other thing that i think you have to consider in when we were doing in the when we had that hardwood business that dust free business going. We did quite a few stairs in one of the things that you have to remind people of and you have to think about. Is that the become slippery You know you're used to if you're used to having carpet and then you put it nicely. Finished stair tread on the has you three or four coats polyurethane and you come down there and your your stocking feet you better. You better hang on. Yeah it is boop boop boop has what he does not know. Oh my gosh all right good information. Sorry to be also inter new but Good stuff. I think it's good to think about and there's so many good options anymore but sometimes just tradition is really well and one more thing added in. I know we go to break but the but adding a lot of times. What we did was we would we. Would we would put do the stairs. And of course you know we we. We ran that business through Empire carpet and blinds my friend randy over there and it would. It would never fail several months later. Randy would go out and put a runner on the stairs so means beautiful because you have a really nice run and you have finished stairs on the right and the left but the area where people walk. They ended up putting carpet back home. So not a bad idea actually. Now it's not sad if you want All right we gotta take a break folks at seven four. Five seven eleven tenths. You can hear somebody besides us talk seven four five seven seven ten home improvement with john and dave coming right back welcome back. This is home improvement with john. And dave. I'm john gordon with the home depot. I'm dave we have available lines. Give us a call. Where at seven. Oh four five. Seven oh eleven. Ten seven zero four five seven eleven ten to seven forty six on saturday december. Eighteenth one week. 'til christmas and randy has a question about generators randy good morning. You're on a little premachandran. Dave how are you good morning. Thank you for taking my call. You bet Couple of questions one. I was doing research. And i've noticed there's a hybrid generators though is that beneficial and then secondly what size generator is necessary for. Three hundred thousand or three hundred thousand square foot home which should be used for and you have to have special wiring for that. So you're talking about a whole house generator to answer all the questions. One hundred percent correctly were were. We are not in a good position to do that randy. There's you your installer would come out and take a look at what you want to run on the generator And they'll size it and wired accordingly but so so special wiring is required. Let's try to take the questions. Wanted time so to get the size right. You do want to bring your installer out a walk through what you want to have running while the generate when the when the generators operating i mean. You can get a big enough generator that basically your life doesn't change. When the power goes off it will run everything You can size it down and have it just run key circuits so that heating and cooling stays on whatever you refrigerators are on and so on so So th that'll make a difference and it's less about the size of the house and more about the The size of the of the power coming in. And what you want to come out of the generator So and that's not a complicated difficult thing. A good installer walkie through that and make some recommendations then. The special wiring that you need. They'll also know about. It's fundamentally a transfer switch the wiring. Your house stays the same. But they're gonna bring switch from the generator to your breaker box. And it will. Just tell the generator if it's not running the entire house. It'll tell the generator which it'll bring the power to the circuits. And then those circuits will will be live when the generator comes on. But david there's there's some automation in that You have to turn you have to make the switch. But i think a whole house generator will will make the switch for your correct automatic transfer switch so it disconnects you from the grid and will connect you to the generator and it will take over and then they can set it up so that you have a certain amount of circuits. That need to be turned on so john's right. It's not based off of the size of the house but more of the number of circuits that you need to run so you know obviously someone that has well and a pump station for septic system Running the heat pump. There's not natural gas available. They're probably going to need a little bit more generator than someone that has natural gas available. That's on city water city sewer because chances are you're going to need to be able to run a Refrigerators and lighting and things of that nature. Especially if you're like our house we have gas water We have a gas dryer. We have gas cooking in in the truth. Is we have a gas fireplace that we could easily heat are our home with at least areas in. Stay in it. So w- that would that would probably that would probably push me to keep my generator. Size down is is kind of where it goes so and if you don't have natural gas available i'm hoping that you do That's that's really. That's the most economical way to do it. Propane is not propane is. I mean if you have to have it you have to have it in propane. If that's all you can get but you can also use a diesel generator to. They tend to be a little noisier though lot. Thank you you're welcome randi great question but you're asking questions and just get a qualified person to walk. You know to do that for you. And and you'll be very pleased with the outcome. Yeah and i've got some folks that That specialize in that so if you need some help with that send me a note To our website Ask john and dave dot com. Hit the questions button. And i'll get you. I'll get you hooked up with those guys. Okay thanks army. Lock call any detail. I would think the tendency is to kind of want to run everything. If you do a whole house generator i would. If you're going that far. Because you know like i'm looking at right here in in you you can get the whole system A ten k. w. system in circuit transfer switch wifi enabled for three thousand forty nine dollars for just the equipment. This really not a bad investment. For what you get from it. I'll i used to say people would ask about it. And they say. Want a ballpark figure. I would say between nine and ten thousand dollars would would do it soundly. And i think that that's probably pretty. I think that's the high end what it would cost you. Well yeah there's and there's a lot to to think about when we set our house up. I sat at a set it up for a generator to be able to be added fairly easy and you can get to the circus that need to be taken care of a relatively simple lee so i i. I had that fortune but not every house is set up that way right. And here's here's where the anticipate expense comes when you bring a licensed electrician out to make those connections and he or she looks at your a box and meter configuration. You may not be to code. And he or she cannot proceed without bringing everything up to code so yeah that gets expensive quickly. Talk to elect trish in yesterday. That was went to it. He said he went to job and he had to take some stuff loose on the house and leave it because he he. He's bye bye with ethics. You can't you can't walk away and leave that because it's stainless so they had another electric. Do this work but none of it was to code. Not even close. He showed me some pictures of it was sad. Part of it included hot tub. So you know and that's extremely dangerous of you're doing things like that you need to. I know that breakers expensive and i know the wires expensive that goes to it. But if you're putting in a hot tub dude do the right thing makes you. Have somebody install. That knows what they're doing so that that you don't kill you and your family. This stuff is serious. And i can tell you that when when something goes wrong with those tubs and kicks that breaker that could have been you getting kicked if it was just on a regular breaker so dangerous. Now that's really good advice all right So let's talk for a minute well. We'll talk whatever long it takes but the eight winner home improvement projects. One of them like not doing it. It's like start working on your curb appeal now and landscaping. I don't. I don't know what you're going to do in the wintertime and landscaping well. This is technically if you're planning trees shrubs or anything that this is still you're in that cold now is not to call because this is the time of year when everything. Yeah it's growing but it's growing underground. This is when it's doing all of its work All of its energy is underground. Instead of putting out leaves and whatnot and of course evergreens are all year long. They could be put out but you if you wait if you wait into the spring too late and you plant that stuff. It's now cook. Well you have to be a slave. The watering it. And if you if you miss a little bit it will will leave now. You're right and that's a good point. I guess i was. I was thinking in terms of like landscaping as unlike changing the contours and stuff like that. I'm not probably not the best time You know the best time is probably for that is enviro opinion if it depends on where you live in the country but you probably want to do that right before. It's time to plant your grass seed specific. So that's that's what. I would think because you could be like my yard which is just a mudhole looked at me after all this driveway. Stuff and these guys have been really good actually and she just looked at me. She's like it's gonna take us months to recover from this isn't it. it's just look at it. And i was like we'll take care of that. So let's go to Well we're going to be right up against break here. So here's here's what we're looking at and folks you making note you calls talking about what you wanna talk about interior paint ceiling not ceiling what. Sea l. i. n. g. openings ehrlich's a programmable thermostat aback splash in the kitchen or bath crown molding insulating the attic and refinishing and or replacing interior doors. So those are your eight topics. We'll talk to the ones to which you would like to speak. When we return to home of premier john dave so don't go away seven zero four five seven eleven seven zero four five seven seven. 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I'm KAI Ryssdal. Thursday, the seventeenth day of January good as always to have you along everybody for the very first time on this broadcast. I do believe, ladies and gentlemen, superstar rapper Cardi B. Is now ordering as some as seeing better will government work to go back to work without getting paid thug trick on that one. It's true. It's from her Instagram last night. And it comes as parts of the federal government have been shut down for almost a month. Tomorrow Cardi B, right? Hundreds of thousands of federal workers have been furloughed, meaning not working and not getting paid hundreds of thousands of others are working and getting paid as Cardi was saying, and that group is getting bigger because President Trump has started recalling thousands of furloughed workers telling them to show up for work for free. Marketplace's Kimberly Adams gets us going with the changing definition of being an essential, federal employees. There are guidelines for who has to show up for work during a shutdown. They can only call people back if they're in positions that if not performed pose a threat to life and to property, Gregory Dudin is a lawyer for the national treasury employee's union. The union is suing the Trump administration over how it's. Interpreting the law that exception really doesn't apply to the types of employee's that they're calling back. IRS employees are being brought back to process refunds is missing tax refund. A threat to life or property determining who is essential is a kind of art not a science Linda Bill mrS with Harvard's Kennedy School of government. She says agencies and the administration decide exactly who is essential and how essential a particular individual is changes. If a shutdown is one day or two days compared with a month, you might be able to skip say water inspections for a day, but a month. Plus, there's politics Gordon, gray is with the American action forum, the president more or less than sure say, it's my shutdown. So it's in their political interest to try to minimize the impact on the public grey says the executive branch is legally required to pay out tax. Refunds. So it makes sense. It would bring the IRS workers back. The fact it will probably keep angry tax payers at bay bonus. In washington. I'm Kimberly Adams for marketplace. Now, I'm not allowed to got don't care because you gotta to work for the government will. Yeah. Pilot over have a job, but this is really serious boat. I mean, she's not wrong. Right. It's eight hundred thousand people it's businesses as we were telling you yesterday looking for regulations that aren't coming. It's government data about the economy that is getting spotty or by the day about which this by the way, we got our weekly report on first time claims for unemployment benefits this morning because the department of labor is funded for what it's worth. It was a pretty good number first time claims we're down last week. The catch is that report doesn't include federal government workers filing for jobless benefits in Colorado, which has a lot of federal workers twenty percent of claims last week came from furloughed federal workers, and as marketplace's Amy Scott reports that might just be. In the beginning. Is not that lot Albert Romero filed for unemployment just after Christmas about five days into the shutdown. He does administrative work for the US department of commerce in boulder, but I needed him at Starbucks because his office is closed all my just want to get my name in the queue to ensure that I could meet my Gatien's, whatever little income that could get through unemployment would help definitely pay for the mortgage in carpet. It's been nearly a month and still no check the waiting period in Colorado is up to six weeks. Fortunately, Romero's wife just got a job as an accountant after being unemployed for months he figures they can last till March without missing bills. I'm hoping that we're back before the speak waiting periods. So that we could just go back and do our work and get paid for what we do. Kristen Florez federal research, scientists base near Chicago got her first unemployment check last Friday two weeks after applying and just in time to her. Husband's job as a barista is part time. They have two young kids, and we've had one of those kind of almost comical if it wasn't happening two years where the dishwasher breaks, we get into to not at fault accidents, but are deductible. Still haven't been recovered the basement flooded. It was just one thing after another which really depleted the savings that we did have as the shutdown drags on more workers are turning to unemployment insurance for help. And they should says Michelle evermore with the national employment law project unemployment insurance is there to hope workers have become unemployed through no fault of their own and their families, but also their communities because people who receive unemployment benefit spend that in the local economy ever. More says the benefit typically covers thirty to fifty percent of a workers last paycheck. They'll have to return the money after they receive backpay assuming they can get it. Gabriel rush. Mcnally is a researcher with the department of agriculture incur. Vallis Oregon when we spoke she had just faxed off a years worth of pay stubs to the state unemployment office because they can't confirm my employment because my employer is not responding to these kinds of requests to qualify. She also has to prove she's actively job hunting. It is odd. You know, because I do have a job that I would like to get back to and I'm not trying to leave my job. So there's like a complicated and if not without a fair number of kind of hoops to jump through hoops to can't afford to avoid because if the shutdown last much longer she might actually need a new job. I'm Amy Scott for marketplace. Next federal bidded, by the way, a week from tomorrow government contractors are facing a whole lot of financial uncertainty during the shutdown as well, some of whom won't be getting back bay. So why the four point one million federal contractors have become such a big part of the government workforce? We've got that at marketplace dot org on Wall Street today, mostly come until the late bump on what? Turned out to be exaggerated. News of progress in trade talks with China. We'll have the details when we do the numbers. Couple of corporate stories now jewelry first signet the company behind Kay jewelers. Jared Zales reported some pretty disappointing holiday sales figures today and not only were the holidays, man. But the company said there were fewer people in their stores overall, and that they might have to actually shut some of those stores down. But there is more going on here than just jewelry sales marketplace adjusted ho reports poor sales figures at a company like signet or especially noteworthy because jewelry is supposed to sell out during the holidays says retail analysts, Rita, Dalia forester. If you are not doing at least as well as last year that is definitely problematic. This is also a holiday season, we're consumer spending hit record levels. But when the economy is getting uncertain KC says consumers will cut back on expensive jewelry. Any pullback rec- any retraction in that category? It can be a harbinger. Or for tougher economic times to come. Well, there are plenty of signs. The economy could be slowing polo rosenbloom at our s our research says signet scale isn't helping there are just too many fails too many Jared's and by their own acknowledgment. They have not created enough differentiation in any of them one way signet and other jewelers trying to boost sales by offering financing or store cards Bill heartache off at low cards dot com. Says store branded cards are a good way for a retailer to make some extra cash to get consumers. Carry a balance for one month to the next that merchant is going to share some of that revenue. That's going to be brought in this week signet settled with regulators over a lawsuit claiming the company opened up credit cards for customers without their consent. Signet says it disagrees with the allegations in New York. I'm Justin ho for marketplace corporate story number two is housing. Vice Seattle in Silicon Valley, Microsoft has promised a half a billion dollars to help that city that. Has Seattle cope with its well-publicized. Housing affordability problem in here, California, no stranger, by the way to a housing crunch. Governor Gavin Newsom has proposed a similar tech partnership. Marketplace Ben Bradford explains why government is looking at tech. And why tech it seems is willing to spend? California's housing crisis is so bad that families making almost one hundred twenty thousand dollars a year in the bay area can classify as low income California dream is it peril. Unless we address this issue. We can't you know, can't continue to sell. Good weather. Governor Gavin Newsom and housing advocates are increasingly looking to tech companies on your Lawler at the western center on law and poverty says the industry should help solve a crisis. It's contributed to they've brought in tremendous economic growth they've got intermittent population growth, tremendous workforce growth, but the housing growth simply hasn't been there. And so to me, it does make sense San Francisco has a new tax largely on tech companies to fund homeless services Amazon helped block a similar tax and. Seattle. But CEO Jeff Bezos, then announced a two billion dollar private donation for homelessness tech analyst James mcwethy says companies conduct political scrutiny by taking voluntary actions. Everyone's looking around at these companies and say, wait, we're doing a lot for them. What are they doing for us? And it's proactive of Microsoft is AO. Here's something we're going to do plus tech companies have range of workers needing housing, not just high paid programmers, but Sacramento state public policy, professor, rob wasp. Moore says the industry could better use their money on lobbying government officials to make it easier to build housing, but you know, that has some political class in ramifications that it's easier for them preps just to put the money forward. He says every bit of money helps, but ultimately government can't outsource the entire problem to tech companies in Los Angeles. I'm Ben Bradford for marketplace. If you saw the Cardi B thing on Instagram, and quite possibly, even if you didn't there's been a mean floating around out there, you've probably at least heard of it's called the ten year challenge. It's where you post two pictures one taken recently one from ten years ago, just to show how much changed I guess is the deal technology writer Kate O'Neil sought instead of uploading her pictures. She wondered aloud on Twitter, if the whole concept might just be being used for something not entirely innocent. Kate welcome to the program. Thanks guy. Great to be here. Thank you. You chose not to participate in the ten year challenge. Akam or you could say I participated in my own name. Okay. Yup. As I said, you you tweeted your logic. But but laid out would you? Yeah. So I was looking at this trend and people sharing their pictures from ten years ago, and now, and I recognized it as an opportunity that data researchers and data collectors, let's say could could gather all these contributions, and it could feasibly be used for. Something like a facial recognition training for you know, for age progression. And I did not expect it to be quite so I dunno. Interestingly receive so let me lay out a couple of things first of all. And as you point out in this piece. There are a gazillion pictures out there. What's the harm of a couple more? Right, right. Everybody has a bunch of profile pictures for the most part. And I think most people would think, well, they're they're all out there and for the most part, they're chronologically sequenced. So that's just a valuable. Anyway, this is curated photos that your specifically saying this was two thousand eight this is two thousand eighteen or something along those lines. And you're selecting amid for the purposes of, you know, saying that these are Representative of you early Representative the aspirational, you let's say the the other information that that is attached to those images length the creation day in any kind of modification date that date I would not necessarily be there ones that had been uploaded and move. Across platforms. Sometimes that's scraped by platforms in the interest of privacy. Ironically this now. Let us pause for a moment here though, to to check in with Facebook, you call them or you got a statement from them while they say well in in no way that I ever mean to suggest that this was directly started by Facebook. It was all just a speculative sort of hypothetical, meaning the picture is larger than Facebook. In fact, it we're we're talking about is there's an overall trend that the more people participate in social media in these kinds of games and memes. The more opportunity there is for hackers or any kind of, you know, untoward agent. Let's say to gather this information and use it in ways that it's not wasn't intended for your your funnel point. You're concluding point in. This piece is look if we want corporate America and those gatherers out there of big data of which this face recognition. Meam is is one this ten years is one if we want them to respect it. We have to respect our own data be smart about the challenge here is that we're we have to be responsible for. Safeguarding our own data and our own privacy. So how we look at things like the ten year challenge, which could be perfectly innocuous in reality. But it's indicative of a larger pattern of memes and games. Like, this that ask for participation in a particular way. And that's the kind of thing that I think we need to be a little bit cautious about in going forward. Kid O'neil reading wired about the ten year challenge that you might have seen out there online her book on this subject and a bunch of other stuff is called tech humans Kate. Thanks a lot. Appreciate your time. Thanks bye. Coming up the chocolate milk for the industry is seen as a flavor leader. It's a way to get kids drinking milk. The Agriculture Department's got milk once again, but first let's do the numbers. The Dow industrials gained six tenths percent today. One hundred sixty two points closed at twenty four thousand three seventy the NASDAQ grew seven tenths of one percent. Forty nine points finished at seven thousand eighty four the S and P five hundred added seven tenths percent ticked up about nineteen points closed at twenty six and thirty five stocks jumped after Wall Street Journal report that the US is considering easing tariffs on Chinese goods. That was walked back by the White House. Caterpillar nonetheless, got a boost shares up two tenths percent. So it'd Boeing gaining just under two percent today. Earnings news, Morgan Stanley today was the last at big banks to announce earnings it said stumbled a bit missed expectations for the fourth quarter. Shares down four point four percent out. She told you Microsoft is gonna lend five hundred million dollars to fund a Ford -able housing in Seattle shares rose seven tenths percent. Facebook took down more than three hundred fake accounts today that it says we're run by a Russian news agency. Facebook up about a half percent bonds fail. 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He's been managing boys and girls clubs all over western Pennsylvania for years eagle on and you see in a lot of change when I was a kid. You got your license as the day, you could it was a right of passage. You know, once you got to a certain age but for teens these days, it's not a priority. Peres says social media has seen to that a lot of their world exploring right from their bed. You know, right from their fingertips on their phone on a laptop on a tablet the economics of driving. Have also changed since Perez was a teenager, especially for kids under eighteen states. Now require more supervise hours on the road before you can get a full license driver's Ed can cost hundreds of dollars. Then once you have a license. There's insurance and gas and access to a car. Robert Faas runs the center for the study of young drivers at the university of North Carolina. It's much harder for a teenager to be able to afford a car or. Or pay for the cost of driving than was the case twenty years ago, and it can be harder still for teenagers of color, according to the most recent data from AAA two thirds of white teenagers. Have a licensed by age eighteen compared to thirty seven percents of black teenagers and twenty nine percents Hispanic teens part of the driving decline is a result of the financial crisis. When it was harder for young people to get jobs, but says Robert Wednesdays with the e-e-e-e-no center for transportation. Now that we have seen the economy begins to recover teen driving his ticking back up again, but it's still much less prevalent than it was thirty or forty years ago back then nearly half of sixteen year olds had a license by two thousand fourteen. It was down to about twenty five percents. Sixteen year old for Drako corral lives in suburban Pittsburgh for him. And may as well still be twenty fourteen. I am driving age. I just have not taught my permanent yet corral would like to be able to drive to school and sports and his volunteer job here at the boys and Girls Club. He's even saved up enough for a used car o cars, a one time thing, but meanwhile, insurance is almost about three hundred per month for driver under eighteen and that's just so much especially to take on at this age who I'm Perez runs by Nanteuil literacy workshops here and says getting a good job can become a bigger problem. If kids delay driving too long, especially in areas without good public transportation, like suburban Pittsburgh, there aren't many options for them to work locally. So it kind of limits what they can do. They could work at the supermarket down the street or the factory down not sheet. But there's no banking jobs. For example. There's no technology jobs so Perez encourages teens to get their permits, even if they don't get a license until they're eighteen when requirements change and insurance rates drop. That's what Rodrigo Corrales planning. I would get the permit and that I would keep the permanent on eighteen by that time. It may also be easier for corral to clear another common. Roadblock. Nervous. Parents. Like retreat goes, mom, Jane. He's big heavy texture on his phone sometimes. So it's kind of worries me that he might be on his phone or something while driving, and that's that's a big proponent for me to say not right now. So for right now, which we go chorale will just have to endure one of the many indignities of being teenager getting carded around by mom and dad, I'm Eric barris. Marketplace. Coming up tomorrow on the marketplace morning report, the North American International auto show, and what the cars of the future might hold for the economic future of Detroit. Big dairy is back in this country school cafeterias. The department of agriculture is throwing out some Obama air school, nutrition standards, changes that will help the American dairy industry a whole lot which with tariffs and changing diets and a whole lot of politics headed kind of a rough patch. Peter Robinson wrote about it for Bloomberg walkman program. Thank you, the focus of this piece is about dairy. But I was I was caught by something that is up high in the story. I mean, it's like, you know, first couple of paragraphs or something we are back in the American lunchroom wars, which started really with ketchup as a vegetable in and Reagan and all of that. Right, right. The idea of the food industries fighting over what kids eat in school is is not new, you know, of course, if people remember the fight during the Obama years when Michelle Obama started her let's move initiative, and they ministration got behind the healthy hunger free kids act, which made massive changes in. What's served kids to the point that one hundred percent of foods sold in cafeterias needed to be a whole grain rich, and that kicked off a debate that was industrial in in that some of the big industrial food companies felt that these targets weren't manageable and were expensive. And and that's what's come out. Most recently when the Trump administration took over. Okay. So now get me to the dairy part of of the the fight. I guess and I want you to do it via chocolate milk one big issue in in the way, the Obama administration approached chocolate milk was that if you serve chocolate milk. It has to be skimmed not one percent, which seems like a minor change. But the chocolate milk for the industry is seen as a flavor leader. It's a way to get kids drinking milk and to continue drinking milk forty percent of the total consumption in the country is is kids and most of that is chocolate milk in schools. So after that rule came in the industry has. Talked about a large decline in consumption that was happening in schools. So it was a top priority of the dairy industry to get one percent chocolate milk restored because it's a way to increase consumption contextualized, this form because dairy is having some issues in consumption because the the really yummy stuff is high fat. Right. And it's a lot of calories for like a half pint of chocolate milk, just for example. And it's it's it struggling as is too strong a word, but it's not having great days. Well, what's happening with dairy is that doctors and others are questioning whether this idea that you need three cups a day is is even important. So so dare, and it's also just a taste issue there. I talked to the architect of the got milk campaign. And he said, I'm Elenio it's never going to drink a cold glass of milk. Well, that's I mean come on Chuck chip cookie. Nicole last month, they're going to get him. Pretty well every now and then. The Trump administration looked at those Obama era rules and and much like other things that the president doesn't like about the Obama era decided that they wanted to ease up shall we say on dairy, specifically act secretary Sonny Perdue, right right Sonny Perdue has a background in agribusiness. He made his fortune in the grain business, and he also was a consultant to milk producers when sold milk in numerous flavors to China. So the industry found a receptive ear inn Sonny Perdue, and what was particularly concerning about the Obama targets was that the amount of sodium that kids were going to be allowed to eat was was going to decline precipitously. It's already declined quite a bit one consultant even describe this as something of a cheese apocalypse to me. So in in those two areas in the sodium levels and in the amounts of whole grain, you saw significant rollbacks in what was planned Peter Ottesen? He's an investigative reporter for Bloomberg writing most recently about. Balint rumors in Peter. Thanks a lot. Thank you. This final note on the way out today. Remember, we told you earlier this week about Netflix, raising its prices. Yeah. Look for more of same in the not too distant future. The company reported profits this afternoon almost nine million new paid subscriptions just in the October through December quarter. So the Frazier looking for here once again is price elasticity of demand. Art. We're out of here down to was up six tenths percent today. Picked up one hundred sixty two points did the blue chips. Nasdaq grew seven tenths of one percent forty-nine point just a regular forty nine points. He hasn't be five hundred added seven tenths percent pick up nineteen points. There. Bowie. John, Buckley, eve Epstein, John Gordon her umbrella, and Betsy Streisand or the marketplace editing staff managing editors deputy, I'm KAI Ryssdal. We will see tomorrow. This is APN.

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Home Improvement with John & Dave, pt4, 4/25/20

Home Improvement with John and Dave

17:16 min | 1 year ago

Home Improvement with John & Dave, pt4, 4/25/20

"Welcome back to homophobia with John. And Dave. I'm John Gordon with the Home Depot. I'm Dave Deauville. Give us a call this morning. We're at seven four five seven seven ten. We'd like to talk about what's important for you right now. We're GONNA TALK TO MAC MAC. Good Morning. You're on home improvement with John. And Dave how are you this morning? Good Morning I'm doing fine. How are you guys very fine? Quick Question Crawlspace Vince. Open or closed in the Psalm. Well I mean we've we've gone around and around on this Do you have issues with moisture in in your call space now. It only got plastic down Never had a problem then I think I mean then Lee. Leave him open. Some are really winter. We we usually recommend ventilation is a good thing. If you don't have moisture issues in an enclosed crawlspace then we say. Leave him open. Let the air moved through Really we only recommend closing when it gets really cold like is in single. Digits for a protracted period of time three or four five days in a row and that usually doesn't happen in our climate the challenge with leaving it open in the summer and some scenarios. Mac Is it your opening at your open to hot humid air in if you have any issues with you know minor leaks and Hvac ducks or or things like that. You you are in a position has some condensation issues and all the ensuing mold mildew but if you're if you're in a good spot that way than we say let it be even if you WANNA well. Yeah just want to add this. I just think that anyone. If you if you're gonNA close your vents has to be treated beyond just just closing the vents in the summertime because there's still the potential for for moisture To to be in the crawlspace whether you have you know hopefully you don't have anything. Come from the outside. Sounds like you're pretty dry but I would challenge you to do this. And that is to purchase a An inexpensive weather station So you could put a remote transmitter underneath a house. And it'll transmit weather data upstairs in in your living space to you so What you'll find is you'll see temperature and you'll see humidity levels and Just just put the just put the receiver somewhere where he would look at it every day and and I think what you'll do is you'll you'll watch the humidity levels rise in your crawlspace because you're making moisture in the summer. Essentially what you're doing as John says as the warmer as the warmer humid air comes in the crawlspace and clashes with woods. Just naturally occurring cooler air Just because it's in a closed space and it's there's earth underneath it It's it's going to be cooler and when those two collide you're GONNA GET CONDENSATION. So what happens is not just. It's not just the duct work but your your water pipes the installation everything. That's at a different temperature will start to have condensation. It'll it'll it'll it'll it'll just be damp And that is that is where the problems begin With rot so after that happens for multiple years what'll happen is a little rot will start. And then it'll dry out later will come and The Wood will it will. It will continue to rot. You'll have dry rot because it'll you'll have mold or mildew us some type of fungus it will start to grow and it's just it's just it never stops every season this happens and that's why the that's why. The crawlspace industry has has has started going towards a sealed crawlspace and closing these. These places up in control control the environment. That's really ultimately what you WANNA do. But you're not gonNA know you're not going to really see that until you put a weather station and John. I think that's the most inexpensive way that you can do it. Super Nineteen Bucks Limit. I'm looking for on humidity. Well you want you. You really want that humidity level. It's it's healthy somewhere under sixty five percent. Okay so if you can stay in that range and You'll you're in pretty good shape. I've a brand new home. We have a crawlspace. I've I've closed up my vince. I put a dehumidifier. I have my weather station in. And I'm I'm maintaining about sixty percent under the under the crawlspace and it's it's comfortable you know plus I have the my. I bought a triple weather station so I have it it reads. What's in the house? It's really quadruple? Because it tells you what's in the house but I also have to separate addicts. One is conditioned and one is not and I can I can monitor. I can monitor the temperature and humidity levels. And what's interesting is when before I put the the this April air dehumidifier in what happened was my my humidity was going up in the crawlspace and then I could watch it. Go Up in the house and I could watch it. Go UP IN MY SEALED ATTIC. And that lets you know that that. That moisture's passing through the crawlspace into the living space and then into the Attic. And if you have a vented attic it's not a big deal because it's going to go right on out well. I don't have vented attic. I have sealed attic. And so that that that moisture's being stifled and that's the last thing you want. With a sealed attic is start control or or or containing moisture in that area and then I think John the other the other thing is is that when you allow that humidity that that if it gets if it gets out of control not only? Do you have problems in the crawlspace with with mold and then potentially rot. But you also allow that to come into your living space the this moisture and now you're having to deal with that with your air conditioning. So you're not as comfortable as you normally would be because this excess humidity is coming into the house so a lot. There's a lot more to it than than just a simple you know. Let's close the vents. And or let's leave him open in I just I just think it has to be thought through and and and I think a an inspection is is worthwhile. Let someone go in and take a look. Make sure everything's okay. If you understand all that stuff then you do it. Take a bright light. Go through check the Joyce pull the insulation back start looking for mold take some moisture readings and then go ahead and put your weather station and then you can monitor your crawlspace in. That'll help you make a better decision as to what you WANNA do in the future that great. That's great information. I appreciate. Hey Welcome. Thanks for the call Mac. I have one. We're GONNA take a little break your back with home a permit right after these messages. Welcome back. This is home improvement with John. John Gordon with the Home Depot Updated Oval Seven. Oh four five. Seven eleven ten. We're our last segment here. Get your calls in before What we go away for another week. We've been talking to. We really never go away for a whole week. That's true But in fact we're looking at emails and stuff that folks and in That happens anytime. So if you're a rolling around the house at two in the morning because you can't sleep you can send us an email. He may not get an answer to in. The moment is thank you. Hey you might in my house like several times. You've got an answer at three in the morning Thirty a couple of times. There's been a few nights that up and I just said well I might as well get this done. I send some stuff to my sister. She has to you ever sleep like I do. I do just not last night. So good I'll get do. We have anything else out there. David Let's we just got an email. Got a lighting question. Also can't go ahead. I'm going to look to find this okay but it was. It was the same thing that we talked about this with The is there. Is it like a two question? They're both pretty simple number. One is really is there? A benefit to led lighting electricity city savings etcetera etcetera etcetera. Answer absolutely yes. Those things SIP energy By comparison to the conventional bulb and but they said well I save money and longevity my balls by dimming and I heard led bulbs cannot be dimmed. Not True. Led Bulbs can be dimmed. The rain is a little bit less But the trick is using an led dimmer It's a little different animal. It's not less expensive It's it's more expensive than conventional dimmer and it's got an adjustment inside of it before he put the face plate on there's a little black dial and it takes through a process of taking the lights down as demos. They will go before they go out setting your dial and then you can use the dimmer in conventional fashion so great. I'm so definitely saves money even on the the bulb costs are now in line They were kind of crazy when they first came out. Dimmer a little more expensive but certainly worth it so yes save money. Yes do it. Yes okay sorry Mike. Let's get Mike. Yes yes mike. How are you this morning? Good yourself like fine wonderful. I have a. We were placed a deck in the back of the House and it was over a concrete patio. We have since waterproof. It was waterproof and close. Can turn that into a woodworking shop. The problem is if the patio concrete a light room finish at one time I was considering possibly self leveling concrete. But there's too much of a slope on so I'm CA- unconsidering grinding it with grinder and then putting some kind of coding. Unless you have a better idea Well I mean what kind of shopper? You'RE GONNA make out of it just a just a little workshop handy place to keep working shop okay. They'll be dust and so he needs. Somebody can sweep up with little these. Well I think before I I I would investigate putting maybe L. VP. Down there. John I don't I don't know why you you wouldn't It's if it's it's enclosed it's enclosed. It's not gonna get sun on it. It's it's easy to maintain and take care of. It's a floating floor you don't have to glue it. It's a lot less expensive and I think it'd be a lot less work than taking up The old paint and grinding here and saw it. Ldp is laminated vinyl applying plank flooring they okay in lock you might just want to look at that and and and see you can put a you know could put a lighter color down there so you keep a the the bright light and you know they have would tone so it goes right in right in check with your with your woodshop and it's Don't there's a glue down version Mike and a floating version? You'd want the floating version. Okay I never thought of that. It's yeah the grinding stuff is GonNa be a pain in the big finish. All that kind of stuff was you. You can actually grind the floor down the point that you don't have to finish it But that's a professional. I would argue as professional process. 'cause you do it in and like just like you would do sanding a rough cut now bearings and and just little little little until you get to a really tight finished. But I don't think that's for the average bear I would put David I think the L. VP's really good idea. Thank you very much okay. Hey Do something before you do that though. I I don't know you said it was originally Patio Just take a piece of Just take a freezer bag or something. Cut It open and tape it down to that floor for a day or so and then check it and see if you have moisture through Between the plastic and the and the concrete if you have water droplets all over that you're you're gonNA WANNA look at A product that you could paint down. They make products. You could pay. Not One of them is what John was talking about earlier. over the of the V. C. T. John. That product will a lot of those products. That you paint down. We'll stop hydro static pressure so what I'm getting at is. Is that when the barometric pressure changes so right? We've forced gets ready to rain. You'll notice that If if you do that today what you'll notice if there's hydro static pressure the Mayor Brent barometric pressure will push that moisture through that slab as it changes so it'll it pushes it up out of the ground and it'll come right through that concrete and most likely through that pain And if you have that now were we have a different. A different situation One thing you could do as I think he can probably lay plastic down But I would coat it before I put L. L. VP down Sanidad. Maybe you can't do that because you won't get a bond with it. They make these other products that that You would put down and Then you could lay the MVP down but but that's what it's for is to stop that moisture drive from getting into your flooring or your glue in your case there won't be glue but you don't WanNa trap moisture between the concrete and your floor and you also don't want your woodshop full of moisture because it's not good not good for the equipment of course if you're storing would down there wouldn't be good for that either is is that Like a commercial culture and It's it's it's not cured seal You're gonNA find it more it's GonNa be more in line with a a product That you'll find out if flooring supplier Okay and if you'll look it up to stop moisture drive They'll do it before they put down. Carpet and commercial buildings are tiles or VINYLS And it's it's IT'S. It's nothing spectacular. You just you'd basically just slop down there with the roller and then let it dry and then you cover it up with whatever you're GONNA put on top of it wonderful ideas. Thank you very much. Thanks for the call. We appreciate it. Mike Goes Way and Mike joins US Mike. Good Morning I'm John and Dave Good Morning Previous caller talking about grinding concrete. Or something I yet. He think about my question okay. My my concrete driveway when it was poured They put a mold around the end of the driveway where it needs the streets and about a one and a half inch raised section drops off sharply. So when I turned in the driveway it's kind of a hard Joel. Yeses on how to taper that all for or fix the problem. Well you could round that off You just beware that it's it's it's not gonNA be. It's not going to be very attractive. 'cause YOU'RE GONNA exposed to see all the all the aggregate the gravel in the in in the mix but You've really don't have to grind that completely down. If you just took the corner off of it it probably would make a huge difference. Is that a do it yourself? Kind of job could be yeah I think you can use A. I think you could probably use a a grinder. You probably would want US eight inch grinder and then they make some cups that go on there. That have a bunch of Diamond. Impregnated Cutters and I would. I would build myself a little. I don't know what the right term is a mic like a skateboard. Yeah something to hold the because that things got some comfort to a right and and if you as you hit a piece of aggregate it'll it'll move on you. I would either put a board down that you can rest that right around and just drag it across as David says if you've got something that's got like a wheel or a bearing that you can draw across that ninety degree edge consistently. I think you'll find that. That's a good little trick on this Home Depot grounder. Yeah yes sir. I think you'll be a good shape. You'd go over there and probably get everything you need right out of the rental place. Okay all right I. I live in Lincoln to which one which location would be ideal to go to Hickory Europe between Hickory and Gastonia. I'm trying to remember which ones have two rentals. Go Go to home. Depot DOT COM. I'm Mike and just click onto renton. It'll tell you which ones have the location which locations have a tool rental okay. We got thirty seconds to skedaddle Sir. if if you have more questions title get him off the air folks. This is home improvement with John. And Dave we like to remind you that we think that the most important county home from it that you can make his the one that makes your home a happier place to live. And don't forget to work on that this week and we'll see next week on home improvement with John and Dave Dot COM APP. The official new home. Pt Tell noted today to listen to US anytime anywhere.

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ONE Word That Will Change Your Life

The ONE Thing

33:22 min | 4 months ago

ONE Word That Will Change Your Life

"Hey folks jeff woods here if you're twenty. Twenty one is off to a great start. It's because you designed it that way when you set your goals with us each year you knocked down the first domino that unleashes momentum productivity and extraordinary results. That's why we want to help you plan for your future by getting the one thing. Twenty twenty one goal setting retreat on your calendar today on november thirteenth and fourteenth of this year will be getting together and in person to set goals for couples individuals and teams. One thing. we want you to know. Is that the in-person event is an exclusive. Vip experience there right now. We are limiting to just one hundred people. Due to safety precautions. These tickets will sell out very quickly. And that's why we're telling you to mark your calendar for march fourth when our early bird tickets officially go on sale. So here's what we need you to do. First domino block the date. People like us do more than just save the date. 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This person identifies one word that he is going to focus on a word that brings purpose to what he does and he uses that one word every single day to bring clarity to his actions. Our hope is that as you listen to this. It'll give you a new angle to bring focus to what you say yes to with that. Let's get into this conversation with the best selling author of multiple books including the energy bus and one word that will change your life. john gordon. John i'm excited to have this conversation with. You agreed to be with you jeff. Where did this idea for. One word. Come from. But i wish i could say i came up with but my good friends dan and jimmy dan britain jimmy page. They've been doing it for over twenty years now and every year they would come up with a word for the year they would actually make king things of their words. They do it with their families and cheer pictures of these words. Well they told me this idea. When we became friends i loved him. I started sharing it in. My hawks. beat the clemson football. I would talk about it. Their other teams. I've worked with companies and everyone just gravitated towards the idea of of one word. New year's resolutions do not work. Nine hundred. ten people will fail with the resolution but one word is what sticks. We remember one word and we can do one word so just got such a powerful response and so then they came to me and said hey we should do a book one word and we did this but i i said no like. I don't wanna do this book. You guys do it all right the floor and they said no no. We want to do it with you. You've been champion this idea. So then i said okay fine. And we almost didn't write the book. We were debating different chapters. I fell bed. I wanted to edit stuff guys. I want edit things that. I'd like to simplify your big on simplifying onto simplify and focus. I said the book's going into many different directions and they said it's hokey john. Don't feel bad make us better. These are the two of the greatest guys on earth so we wind up doing this book and then it just became a movement where a lot of people started doing the word and more but it came from them and daniel tell you heat is good friend they were a i forget the guy's name but they were stevie he. Tv would would driving down the road and stevie shared how he was just he was just going to focus on one word. One thing for that year. Simplify the focus. Dan love the idea. They did it together. Dan than shared with jimmy best friends and then they basically took it from there so for people who are not familiar with your book. One word that will change your life. How would you describe what it is. Well it's really the concept of picking a word for the year that will help you be your best one word that will give you meaning in mission passionate purpose every january. You pick a word for the. If you haven't done this yet you can pick it right now. Live it out for the rest of the year but you pick a word a lotta time. You let the word kick you you just ask. Hey what's in the way. What's holding me back. What do i need to focus on right now. Just be open and the more you open a word comes to you. It happens all the time. I don't know how totally just happen for me. Like not even just boom. It was right there. Bom bom you'll see it you'll hear it each year. My word comes in different ways. That i know what it's my word and then you pick that word and then the goal is to live that word for the cheap it front and center one. You're pick the word purpose. I wanted my purpose to be greater might challenges. Another year was rise was dealing with a lot of health issues. And i want to rise above and rise to a new level of health and so for me. The word was rise. The key here is if the why buying the word the word itself but why did you choose it. And it's the why that gives the word power so the goal is you pick a word or you let a word pick you you. Then try to live that word. It's not a competition at. It's not on some scale or some performance metrics. Where do well this. She was my word. You do your best at the end of the year. You don't read you the word because it didn't go you pick a new word for the next year and then i can see over over time like in my life doing this. How the words. I chose shaped me and molded me. An impact may and they basically became the chapters in the story of my life. That's the power of one a love that give an example of a year where he had shows a word and it actually did change your life every year though but the biggest change came from from surrender that was a big year but serve so my wife was really struggling by. Kids were struggling. They were not doing well by some was a competitive tennis player. My wife was taken by son to all these matches around the country. My daughter was in high school. She was not doing well. And what am i doing. I'm on the road speaking everywhere anywhere. Doing this work making a difference but my team at home or struggling and so my wife said we need you at home. But you gotta stop traveling. I can't do this by myself anymore. And i said fine. I'll come home. And honestly i said i'll come help you do your job which is not a smart thing to save your life. That did your wife did not respond well to that. That did not go over. Well we wrote called relationship grit which is about our ups and downs and that was definitely a down moment. I wanna be honest and transparent about that. We share everything. Relationship grits are full story. Our mistakes are plus actually my mistakes and flaws. She didn't really have any so that year became a year of service. And after saying that. And being a jerk i said okay. I'll do it. I really wanted to focus on serving. Thank i admit it was the hardest year of my life in the beginning of the year. I wanted a different team because they were not as strong team might. What's wrong with these people. They were not doing well but after spending time at home and really serving them. Because i would from about fifteen engagements a month to to turn down a lot. I never cancelled anything. But i just basically said i'm not accepting any more gigs. During this time it only did about two engagements a month and now i'm basically with my family all the time. Abby and to serve began to do the laundry began to take my daughter to school. Pick her up from school with her food. For games for furlough cross my son taken to a match encourage him things that i was gone a lot for now. I'm home helping my wife and every way in any way. I may just pack with myself. Whatever she asked me to do. I had to do. I didn't tell her that. By the way it was my own path with myself but chewed asked me to do something. And i did it. And every bone in my body. Want to focus on me but at the end of the year when i realized was i was at my best when i focused on way and she said to me at the. What's going to be a word next year selfish. I never seen do so much. I said no. It's it's now a part of me. And i have to say in literally changed me as a leader really. Maybe a servant leader. I went from speaking about positive. Leadership and positively. Which for me at the time was all about positive thinking positive mindset as i wrote this book the power positive leadership it became all about a positive state of action to serve others to help others to be a positive influence to make a difference. What does that look like. Communication connection commitment caring as i can never in that book. If i didn't do that work at home and become that person become that leader so it literally transformed. After that i would the carpenter the power positive leadership every book. I wrote after that became a bestseller. And i'm not saying. Because i became a better writer i became a better person and a better leader. Who is now walking the walk in doing it. So service still a part of my life but that year really was. I could really define how my family got stronger. How my marriage got stronger. After that. i wasn't saying anything stupidity more like. I'll do your jobs. My wife will tell you that debt. I part of the year. I'm like oh this is easy. This is not a problem. Glad to do this will. After a few months the repetition and having to do it over and over again that's the grind and that really makes you appreciate bache appreciate what she does. The funding is since we were relationship. Grit my wife is now starting started. Do some speaking and things like that. And she's like wow. I didn't realize how hard your job was. Yeah well. I'm here in a few things here in one as you said by the end of the urges became part you and the people who follow this podcast. No you do not decide your future. You decide your habits your habits decide your futures. When i'm really hearing is that it ultimately became a habit of you're to the point that it was just a part of you it became part of your identity. And it's how you've been moving forward. I'm curious what was getting in the way of you serving at the beginning just quite honestly bigger on the road so much feeling like that was my number one job in my number one mission. I even said to my wife like this is my mission. I have to go out there and impact the world. She's like no you. did it. impact our family home. We need and i thought leadership was about leading people in the world. But what i learned and what i discovered when. I'm so glad i found out that i had to leave. The people at home. I was getting the way was my drive to be successful as a writer and speaker but also with a mission to make a difference and getting caught up in that mission. Where you're doing doing doing maybe not restoring your home life. I was focused on making a difference. So i wasn't being selfish. A really wasn't about ego this need of. Hey i gotta get out there. And do this. And i gotta go impact and this really jimmy back to what's most important. So who the people that it'd be crying at your funeral in first and foremost family. They're the ones that they're gonna miss you more than anything other people miss you but not like your family so what was getting the way. Definitely my lack of focus. So what matters most. But i thought i was doing what i was supposed to do. And everything was going well along the way until all of a sudden my wife this robot. She was taking it on and was fine. It wasn't like she was having challenges but once she started having challenges then got exposed. That i wasn't taking the time to invest and it made me realize that i discovered how much she was actually doing when we come back from the break. 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John guess can pick up a copy of one word that will change your life to to learn more about this but if somebody has clarity on what that word is for them. What are some of the steps that you have learned to take to allow that word to bring more focused to your daily actions with kiss clarity drives focus actions. You know that better than most right of course at work you do clarity drives focus action so one word is the lens in which you see the world and it's meant to simplify it's meant to focus. It's meant to help identify each day. What matters most it drives your actions serve. How can i serve right. I want to serve others. How will i do that. In years past my word was fray. When you're okay that will be dupree more another year. It was surrender surrender. I gotta stop trying to be in control of everything and so how do i focus on. Witness surrendered life. Funny thing is. I wanted to enjoy to be my word that year but i jumped into the ocean new year's day which i do every year to remind myself delivered faith instead of fear. I jump in with the idea that enjoys going to be my word and i hurt my knee and as i'm walking out of the ocean going you kidding me. I don't want to start the new year like this. I join my year this year. I literally heard the words. You can't do it alone. And i knew surrender was going to be by word for that year and i think surrender. It caused me to let go of control which was major for that year so each year you pick a word and then it allows you to focus on what matters most so practically what do i do serve. I basically said what are some ways that i can serve to put this into action. Okay at home. I could do the laundry. And i started doing the laundry everyday. Funny story about that. My son was at the chiropractor. I was at one of those engagements. That i was doing one of those two or three that i was doing and he was injured in the characters whereas john my wife said oh. He's at the world leaders conference speaking with all these famous people in the library civil john's kind of famous in my son said not our house he does the laundry. At least he was noticing. I was doing the lodge. But i was doing that. And that made a big difference so my wife basically needed help with little things and it was those little things that made a big difference. But i was looking to serve them when i was on the road. Those few engagements i did. Do i look for ways to serve. And was i'm gonna help with people on the plane. I'm going to help them their luggage in the overhead bin and help it. Take it out so he's a little do that to this day. People go to work for the airlines. But i do it all the time. And it's just a way to put that service into action in a practical way. And i said i'm going to serve others so whoever reaches out and has a question social media online. I'm going to respond to that question. I'm gonna look to serve so you find practical ways to live you word into put it into action. That's really the cage. But also you wanna keep that word front and center so we recommend a one word rock a one word coin a one word necklace. Put one word on on your phone could as your screensaver. Whatever it is for you find a way that you see it front and center as a reminder to with your work for the yet. I wasn't this purposeful of around one word but last year when i opened up my A one thing planner in the first thing it asks his. What's your one thing for the year and when it when it asked me that i stopped in my tracks i really thought about it and i wrote down. Its to become the type of person who helps others get what they want. I if i had to give a word for that. It was embassy. And i knew that i had to form the habit of being more prophetic because it was just putting a ceiling over what was possible in my marriage and my relationship with my kids as a leader absolutely everything and it literally took me two hundred. Eighteen days of every single day demonstrating empathy once a day. When i naturally not before it just became natural and i've carried it through but like you said it was on my planner. It was on my four one one which is a tool that we have the have clarity on our priorities get had to be front and center because they had to be confronted with what i said i wanted to do otherwise i would just default to what i'd always done and that's why one word and the one thing are so perfect for each other because if that one thing that gives you. Clarity clarity generates focus actions. One word helped drive your one thing so when you ever whatever you pick a one thing you'll one word will help you remember it and focus on it and then live and breathe it each day so it really is a great tie in and i love you help. People focus on their one thing. Because it's distractions are the enemy of greatness and so distractions are always coming in. How do we do not distractions but one where it is. A great tool to help people implement their one vet so as taivon there because we know one of the thieves of productivity the inability to say no and oftentimes. It's because they're really not clear what they should be saying yes to. I'm curious in your experience. living what you teach. How did it help. Start saying no more often. Will you have to identify what matters most once you understand what matters most. And what are you devoted you. You devotion drives you're disciplined devoted. We are drive are disciplined. Poverty was asked about his discipline and he said everyone thinks it's disciplined. It's not disciplined. It's the lotion he was so devoted to his craft. It drove discipline. So you purpose has to be greater than your challenges. What you are focusing on purpose of why. You're doing it the love you have for. It has to be greater than the distractions that you face. Also your vision has to be greater than your circumstances. So where am i going. Why am i going there the motto. I love doing it if you were focusing in those bigger things that helps you. Focus on overcoming the daily distractions. But you still have to have the discipline to just put the phone down when you want to write a book. You have to have the daily habit to say. I'm gonna do this. I am not going to do this so you have to say yes to the things that matters most that matter most you can say no to the things that don't matter as much but i'm writing a book. I write every december. I read a book usually three half three and a half to four weeks. You kidding that's when i read every book twenty three all right. That's pretty cool. It's not because i'm special. I get the idea the division and every morning. I get up if i check my social media account my email. I've learned over the years. I can't right so i have to write. I do first things. First and second things will expand and increase the as liu says that so first things first. Well it's the right. This box. I get up i right then. Go take a walk. I'll get new ideas. Come back. I write some more would've done around noon bom then i can pick up the phone then i can do the email and then later at night. I'll read what i wrote. I'll edit some get new. Fresh ideas jot down and get up and write again doing that for three and a half four weeks i write about because it's my one thing. Yeah my one thing is i have to write a book and nothing else can get in the way of that bunch having kids at a wife as i was writing all these years the chaos and the craziness. My wife often gives me credit. She's like eating going writers retreats here. These writers like well. I'm going to take off the bonds and write this book. I had to write in the chaos. But i would get up before everyone else got up and i would right before they did. That was my one thing and then they became my one thing. After i was done writing the point i was supposed to write. Also that's the key. And but even now i got a male now. I'm not reading as much presume allowing these distractions of social media to get in the way of even reading. So i'm now making a pact with myself. read more read more. Read more and. I'm starting to do that so i'm going to read more and more as a result of that so you have to just just a silent. What really matters what you want to create a life in terms of a legacy knowing how you want to be remembered helps you decide how to live today so i often that you're one thing should be. What kind of legacy do. I wanna leave End of the day. What matters most. And that's going focus on each day and that helps drive the discipline and not let the distractions away a love that this final question came from kimberly reeves. Who's a member of our community. She's got young kids. She read your book after saying We have dr at nine. Am somebody who's in our community who actually recommended us to you and she saw his post and she starts. She read the book. She start sharing with their kids. How have you implemented this with your kids. Will we have a children's book. When we're that will change your life for kids so very elda and so a lot of schools have been doing it. Where every january when kids come back to school. They're picking their words and we're getting all these different pictures of kids with their word so much so much fun so we would sit around at a table with our family every new year's and we would talk about or words for the year so after we would pick then we talk about them. We do the painting the picture we weren't good about the painting every year. Dan and jimmy. We're great with that every year. But we do that as a family but we would sit around and then every week. We had a family meeting when the kids were growing up. And so in that family meeting where we'd sit around the table talk about our words and how we were living those words in the course of that week in any challenges that came up in our lives we found out so much info from our kids about challenges they were facing with. They're going through just in those conversations and so the one word conversations were really important. The family meetings were essential now so it will call them those those moments dinner but for us with my kids playing sports lotta times. You're not getting together even for dinner. You have this game this practice and going a lot of different directions so making time for that family meeting. Once a week was essential in one word is a key part of those family mix. I love that. I love that. John if somebody's listening this they're inspired. They go all right. I wanna bring more focused on my life. What would you advise they do to get started. I let go to get one word. Dot com get one word dot com. We have a lot of free resources that you could do actually to help pick your word. You can read about other people at how they've picked it. You can see other pitchers what teams have done in offices and companies and sports teams. Hey davos sweeney when the national championship and the nca football game he basically said two billion people by word all years been love. And i told our team. I love for each other was going to be the difference being the football coach. Who transformed that program at university. Indiana or indiana university. One of the other saric but he literally used one word for his team in every buyer picks it they post on social media so we have a lot of great examples of people were done. It's i was gonna get one word. We had a lot of free resources. There we have an action plan. You can use and then just start putting that into practice but also get together with with a friend family. Member will your family's. Hey let's do this together the tax some fun but figure words for the year with have some fun with the side yet. So it's a great concept. I'll bet is that. Get one word with the number one or all stalled out. Also that there. You have our conversation with john gordon. The thing that i love about this idea of one word is it is so compatible with the one thing we heard john say that once he knows what his word is on a daily basis he wakes up and asks a question that allows him to identify how he can put it into practice. And tie this directly for you. This is where the focusing question comes into place when you know what that one word is on a daily basis you can ask. What's the one thing. I can do to surf at higher level. What's the one thing. I can do to surrender today. What's the one thing. I can do to create a better experience today and search for the answer we know. Is that when you ask a powerful question like the focusing question. We don't always know the answer immediately. We hit that wall of. I don't know if that's when we're your mind stops normally not moving forward because the opportunity is to search past that wall of. I don't know because when you give yourself the space to search we guarantee you will find an answer and when you have that answer it just whack away at. What would become possible in your life if you had a word that represented a higher purpose for you this year and on a daily basis. You just ask the focusing question. What's the one thing i can do that by doing. It would make whatever that word is easier or a necessary today search for that answer because when you knocked domino down at automatically stack stand you backup with some clarity and when you have that clarity and you knock that domino down. It automatically stands you up to take action and what would become possible if day after day. After day overtime a greater purpose was turned into a powerful action. That you took everything everything. This is why we do this. Show folks this show exists. Dow better invest your time so you can achieve extraordinary results and we share stories of people who are living but one thing and other thought leaders who aligned with the one thing to help you better go on your journey if this episode is brought to you think of one person the you need to share it with and do it. If you're new to the podcast click the subscribe button. So all future episodes will automatically downloaded your device of choice. And while you're at if this episode specifically brought value please leave us a rating and review under podcast pair of choice. It genuinely helps us reach more people and live our purpose which is to help you. Better invest your time so you can achieve extraordinary results. I mean i was jeff woods. We look forward to being with you in the next episode.

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The Home Depot Home Improvement Show, 4/24/21

Home Improvement with John and Dave

1:09:32 hr | 2 months ago

The Home Depot Home Improvement Show, 4/24/21

"I mike known. Wbz news welcome to the home depot. Home improvement show with john answering your home improvement questions every saturday on wbz presented by charlotte comfort systems heating and air conditioning at a cost heating cooling and electrical on news. Talk eleven ten and ninety nine three bt. Good morning everybody. Welcome to the home depot. Home improvement show with john day. I'm john gordon. I'm dave deauville david. Good morning how you this morning give me in how are you. Everything's peach keen nother week. Beautiful weather week Down here i trust them was probably pretty close to the same up there. Yeah it was very nice very nice stinky stuff coming through this morning. I guess maybe not up there. I don't know a little bit south of us do but Yeah it's coming. I think it's come right through y'all and we're gonna get a little taste to. We're ready for some rain. I guess that's good yeah. We need some thunderstorm time. Shrubbery the new shrubbery is asking for a little drink. Yes sir Good morning everybody. welcome back. it's another week. Two hours of home improvement sheer delight more or less kind of in an appropriate sort of way. We wanna talk about stuff. That's important to you. The best way to do that is to have you call us at seven. Four five seven. Oh ten seven four five seven. Oh eleven ten Gonna talk about Stuff home improvement stuff this week. david i know into the next segment. We'll eat up a little bit of time here. Just because you know talking about things. But i won't. We ended the show or toward the end of the show last week. Talking about Replacement windows vinyl replacement windows and then We never really got to it. But i think. I think we want to speak in About actually proper use of replacement windows because we've seen some use a nickel word egregious Misuse so to speak Looks okay you know at a certain point but very very problematic in the long run so we want to talk about that and even spend additional time. I think i'll windows in general because we threatened do that several times and this would be as good a time as any Thing we also wanted to talk about dealing with mildew in paint on paint and so on and even had a if we get to it. I think it was in my journal of light construction. I can't remember a mildew proof bathroom just some things we can do to make the bathroom do proof. And even i think if i in the beginning segments of of last week's show we had some folks calling in about that. We talked about the fans and moving air and things like that But there's some things you can do with paint and stuff We've got our home products of the week so some some cool but simple things This week in. I think we'll talk about. I think some of them. David you did in your own home. It's nice to have you around. You know now after twenty six years. I'm deciding that but Forty years with barbara. I think since kid man that must be good. My wife told me the same thing. Well see that's better than me But but seriously because you you know. I can talk about things and a lot of it. I do myself in interviews and so it's personal experience but but it's also a great to have your experience And perspective on it. 'cause especially you. We'll see when we started talking about these windows. It'll be it'll be good there and they talk about some functionalities cool little tips. And i haven't looked up all right tip of the week yet. Because i'm going to pour a cup of coffee. I think on my printer. It's like i don't know ready to drop kick it. It's like i started printing the document. It's all wireless now. You know so anyway. Why why why. Why give them some coffee. Give them a life. So we're going to We'll talk about that in and then david. We haven't looked at emails in a while. either. So i don't know i don't know what's out there Yeah we got. We got a few. It's been a little quiet. But i got caught up. I had a. I was a little back long. So taking care of you know We're working on this flip house. Chris and i go out there mess with it. It is so says. Well i won't complain. I've already wind all morning. We're only two minutes into the show or something but anyway starting this working on the countertop put some granite countertop in this week chris is gonna go tile back splash. I had him. i had him. Now he's my new little david oval work on the tile calculator things like. I don't know how i'm like home. Depot has a towel calculator. Go online and figure it out bro. So you know. He's he's getting into this stuff. I'm i'm very proud of him. So all kinds of stuff happening there. And then i look over tip of the week. I'm going to do that during the break. Sure so we can. We can check our tip of the week in twenty sixteen two thousand fifteen verses twenty twenty one and see whether we still would give the same advice. It's our own little. I'm not a subscriber you know to darwinian thinking but it's our own little version of evolution and we'll see whether whether we have evolved or whether the things around this have evolved and and so we'll talk about remember you can always go to our website. Ask john and dave dot com. Click on the questions button. Send us question that way or you can check out a lot of the cool stuff there. and i think that's it. That's why we we'll take a break and And and get into it right back into it with the windows when we come back. What do you say. I think that's a great idea. All right coffee ready. Get your questions. Ready dial us up at seven four five seven eleven ten seven four five seven seven ten or go to ask john and dave dot com. Click on the questions button. Send us question that way and and we'll grab all the information that you have all the information we have and we'll answer your questions when we return to the home depot home improvement show with john and dave welcome back. This is home improvement. John and dave. I'm john gordon. I'm dave deauville was called this morning. Seven four five seven. Oh eleven ten seven four five seven. Oh eleven ten We'll talk about what's important. You david Let's get on the topic. We we go right into it this morning. The windows thing. Where were you had some concerns about replacement windows and how they were used in how they should be used and so on what. Let's let's talk about that. Well i think we. I think you kind of have to start. Is you know what what is a replacement window vinyl replacement window. And what is it used for in and i guess the best way to describe it is is there really. They were really invented to go in an opening. That has an old wood window frame. I i think that's the the easiest way to explain it Newer houses today. A lot of newer houses have new construction windows. That are not would and they are installed in during the construction before the wall. Cladding is installed so before you're siding or brick or vinyl. Whatever whatever's on your house and they have a nailing flange and they're they're they're stalled sometimes they have glue place behind the plans but anyway they are they're placed in the opening and they they are nailed all the way around this flange right. That window is in. That opening is not a suitable opening for a replacement via a vinyl replacement window. That was intended to go into a wood framed window because there is no frame to set that window in. And i'm i'm seeing this and i've seen it pretty often here lately and it's it's kind of scary And you know. I've even talked to some people. An argument ensued over it. And i was just like wow But i've is funny because today picture popped up. You know how your memories pop up in your photos from your phone. Yes and that's what it is and it's this customer that had called me I think it was last year. And i went out and i looked but he has this. He has decided we pull the siding back. And there's he's got his hand finger stuck in between the wall and the edge of this this replacement window that was installed in a whole that used to have a new construction window. Vinyl new construction window with the flange. So so there's nothing what's holding it well and and herein lies the problem. The people that installed it came out we talked and The guy said that you know that was installed properly. And then i took him in and i showed him. I raise the window up. Replacement windows have pre drilled holes in the middle of the frame so in the thickness of the frame of the with of the frame that you would run screws through into the studs jack studs in the wall or the. It's really not the jack studs it's it should be in a window frame. This window was sticking out so far out of the opening out into the exterior of the house that the guy went in iran screws in the bottom corner in the top corner of the window to catch to to find something to attach the window to so now. Not only is the window sticking out and it's not protected it's not air sealed but now you've compromised the bottom channel of the window with the screw waters coming through. Yeah so now. Water can run in around that. Screw go down into your framing in the house and you'll never know it until it shows itself and it'll it could take long could be years but by the time it does you know it's rotted out studs. This particular house was on a slab. So you don't have to worry about the floor system but had it been crawlspace home you now you're into your band still possibly your joist non the horrors that come out of that. Oh yeah all kinds of products not just remember when we were dealing with all that junk. The poorly installed stucco. That's exactly so it kinda comes back to the same thing as i ended up telling this gentleman anyway. He this all got straightened out with the people that supplied the wind. As a matter of fact. I think he got all of his money back. And i think they bought him Actually new construction windows but they they bowed out of the job and he got somebody else to install them so he ended up with a pretty good deal in the end. Because the way that you the true way that you replace a a new construction vinyl window at the flange is that you have to appeal the siding back around it. Now if you have a brick house can't do that so that's a problem. It's a huge problem. That's why it took me a freaking year. Well it takes me at least two years to do anything but it took me so long to do our replacement windows. I didn't use a replacement window. I use the prime window had nailing fin but on a brick application. I couldn't use it right. You take the fin off took the fin off disassembled. The window created the frame and then mounted the window to the frame and then put the sash back in right and he got on life. You get on with that and it's it's. It's more extensive to to do that. Obviously you went through it and the so it costs more if you have a contractor doing it because takes more time. There's more effort involved. So you know you just have to be. I just want people to be careful about what someone selling you because you know sometimes people that sell windows don't necessarily know all about the window but they don't necessarily know all about stress and it's not even like a malicious. Let's deceive you kinda deal right. There's some of that alexander. Yeah some of it is out there but but ignorance can be tough to sure in an if the homeowner does it. No in the guy selling you. The windows doesn't know which is what this customer. This radio listener. This is what they were going through. And that's why he called me and he said hey you know. Can you help me. Can you tell me what i need to do. And and that's what we did. You know we help them. We help them get it straightened out now. Yesterday i went Went on a job. That was not a a vinyl window. It was Aluminum clad windows. Which you know we look at those windows and we. Everyone always thinks automatically. These windows will last for a nuclear attack maintenance. I don't have to worry about anything while. That's not necessarily true. And what they found in his has this massive rows of of casement windows and there's four Four to a unit and the water has gotten down between the glass and the aluminum. And it's run down into the bottom of the sash and rotten and then not only. Did it get through the sash. But the water the windows were closed. Most of the time i would imagine and so the water went through the sash and then got into the bottom of the frame so it's in the sill the bottom portion of the window now this entire unit is going to have to be replaced and these people are in the you know. They're under ten thousand dollars but it's it's one window and and here's the catch is all this could be avoided with a beat of cock across the bottom of that window where the where the glass meets the metal at the bottom. That's where the problems arise. The butyl cocker the the seal that they seal the aluminum to the glazing to the glass breaks down over time it just like anything just it breaks down. It's just maintenance you have to what we do. We think that. So honestly. I know of the average and i told them. I said you shouldn't feel bad. It's not your fault. You don't know this and i you know i didn't know it until i learned it and i realized it because i was under the same impression years ago that you know you put aluminum clad windows in man. You find you know and i would. I would not arguably the product guy. And i would not have thought to counsel people to check that right right so anyway we you know. We went through everything and they have they then. This particular sunroom. These folks have I think five six seven of those windows in this room. It's very long. It's a good sized rooms gorgeous but You know and that's their question you know. Well if we're looking at all these windows are bad once. We inspect him. Because that's that was. My advice was to go through open. Every casement window pulled a screen. Completely out of the way start probing in the bottom probe the bottom of the window with a small screwdriver for any damage and looking for softwood or look for the beginning of it and then from there we go to cedar shield. And i said you know this needs to be doused. Just just open the windows and just every time you walk by you know when you get from. Just take a paint. Brush or spray bottle spray. All of them. When you get to the other end go back to the other end. Starting at just keep loading it up and then go on the outside and spray between the glass and the metal. Let it run down in there. If there's any beginning any any any beginning stages of that will stop it stable and stabilize the would and then after that drives for seventy two hours you come back with some clear cock in seal up that bottom in you know. You're good for a handful more years and we're probably talking pol your thank cock at that point as well correct i. That's what i would use sloppy to work with. But it's worth it right. And but you want something that drives crystal clear and is going to stay resilient. Exactly yeah okay. I get advice. I got a couple of things we want to chase down that. But we're going to run up against the break time david so so we'll take a break folks. We've been yam earn. 'cause there's a lot of good stuff but we wanna yam about what's important to you so give us a call. We have lines open seven. Four five seven eleven ten seven four five seven eleven. Ten gives call. We'll talk about the home of. We'll talk about the home improvement projects that are important to you. When we return to the depot improvement. Show with john. And dave the back. This is home. I'm john gordon. I'm dave deauville and we have lines open at seven zero four five seven eleven ten seven zero four five seven hundred ten. Give us a call. We're going to chat with tom. Good morning tom. You're on the home depot. Home improvement show with john and dave. How are you good. Good good morning. We are stellar talking. We help. I'll talk to you guys a couple of weeks ago about getting ready to build a new house and we talked about the open cell phones spraying in the rafters question about roof penetrations For the plumbing as well as have gas heaters to two units gas heat also have to tankless water heaters out there and do those need to be vented through the roof or can you go out like gable's well you can. You can take your your your water heater in your furnaces. I'm assuming you're using the the ones that can be vented with. Pvc souther there at least ninety percent. Efficient. so yes i vented. I vented all of my stuff out the gable ends in even the fireplace. We have a gas fireplace And and they wanted to go through the roof but They they're they're capable to go out of the wall insisted that we went out the wall. it it cosby a few more bucks but because it was a few more links the pipe but that's okay. It was a the fewer penetrations on the roof. I think the better off you are and then of course i have. I have four plumbing. Vents that that exit the roof and a half to go out the roof but we used And that was all done before they did the phone by the way So the you know the the foam comes after all. Those rough ends are completed And we use the perm perm events And that's that's what it's called. Perma vent you can look those up there about twenty dollars and they go over top of your flange in over top of the pipe and the flange will never be exposed again. Well at least the neoprene rubber. So you won't have to worry about those going bad okay. And and that that eliminates the chance of any any leaking from penetrations now. Obviously if there's a bad flashing somewhere or You know something happens to the roof from a foreign object hitting it Then you may have a different story but I just wanted to ensure that we didn't have any problems. So that's why i did what i did. Okay and would you think to be the best insulation for the exterior walls in this. Is your house you taught about as in alabama is that right yes. So you're you're you're you're in a milder climate Regular insulation is fine Close to the tennessee line. So yeah you're charlotte. Yeah you're you're still find your in that climate zone that you if you spray your walls if you fall your walls. You're not. You're not gonna ever recoup your money. Well i mean you might. But i am in the insulation company. I worked with In charlotte he you know. We talked about that extensively he said i just dave. I don't think you'll. I don't think you'll recoup your money and so i didn't do it regular. But yeah i i what i concentrated on was air sealing all cracks joints and then use making sure the windows were installed properly sealing the windows so that there was no chance for air water to get in and then just normal normal three and a half inch are fifteen insulation in the walls. And it's fine. And i tell you. Our power bills have been and gas bills. Are you know they came and changed. My meter thought they came and took my meter out. And i said why are you doing that. And he said well. Sometimes these meters don't read properly. I said trust me. I said and and i was a little afraid at first because i thought oh no. We're going to. We're going to get a super power bill this month but it wasn't it was right on cue with what it's been so i also have a full basement a walk out basement Part of its living area and part of the garage and i was thinking above insulating between Near the basement and the main floor basement ceiling soundproofing here every step. You know your level when you're in the basement. So i thought about doing the drop ceiling but i don't know better just insulated and sheet rock or do the drop ceiling. Well i think the drop ceilings. Nice john you have a basement and you're you're dealing with that right now. Yeah i would do the drop ceiling tom. I like i like the you know. The clean super drywall. Sup with there's just too many ways there's too many times just in the brief time we've been here seventeen years now where i wanted access to you. Know to pull wires and do things and just being able to pop those ceiling tiles out. I'll tell you what i did though tom. This is just a kind of a derivation on that is i. I found the ceiling tiles. The the plastic ones that have a The you can get them. They look like you know hammered tin ceilings. I have one. That looks like a recess panel. When i redid my office super easy to work with a little more expensive than conventional tile. But man. they looks they look very nice And so if you're looking for something between new conventional ceiling you know the the nine forty four. Yeah the the sound. Dampening no no so so to that point. I was going to say you may consider like russell make say a sound deadening product. That could go up in there. The challenge is well. There's no challenge doesn't sound but if you're gonna pull wires you you gotta deal with that but once again a recess a dropped ceiling still makes that solution better and and i don't know how much room how high what's your ceiling. Height down there. It's got a twelve foot ceiling you can. Yes you can drop that down. Push stuff out the way and do what you gotta do i would. I would put a suspended ceiling. You call it. What was the sound r. r. o. x. u. l. rock salt works you made from leftover When they make steel. It's what's left over. I think all the scrap slag fiber slag vibrio. I think that's what it is. It's it's waterproof super doled proof. Yeah very durable insulation version but this particular one is sound deadening. I think home depot socks that they used to. Yeah they they. They usually have it in some lumber yards. Have it so Worth worth it. It's a little bit more but it's it's worth it. I see people wanted around their master bedrooms on the same floor. I didn't do that. I should have But it is what it is. Hey tom we'll put you on. Hold for second one. We snuck way past our break here. If you don't mind we we're gonna slip off for a break and we'll be back folks. This is the home depot home improvement show with john. And dave. we're gonna take a break and we're back to answer questions right after this. Welcome back to the home depot. Home improvement show is dave. I'm john gordon. I'm dave deauville. Lines open seven four five seven eleven ten seven zero four five seven eleven ten. Give us a call david. Did you get Tom fixed up there. we did. he just had One one follow up question. That was is rock soul installation the same as rockwall in. Of course. I told him no. And so he was gonna investigate that in Some some sound some sound installation heading deadening opportunities sure They actually do make ceiling tile. I think that has Sound readings yes. But then he he steps out of that deck. I dunno. i shouldn't say that g probably pretty good option there. I'm not sure what armstrong they have some stuff. That's a little more decorative That's made from the regular You know. I don't know if it's called solid tax still but From the from the same material that they make ceiling tiles out of for offices and whatnot because there is a little bit of sound deadening With that With these with these particular tiles. I'm looking in here at the studio right now at the ceiling. Well i'll tell you. I like i. I've got the boxes like sitting within arm's length of me a the the ceiling tile that i bought and it's a it's a little bit of work because if you want to cover the white grit system so they give you these little. You can get a tape that you put out there but it looks cheesy so you get molded. It looks like a molded Appliquee for want of a better term that you put on the grid work right and then these ceiling tiles is like when i got him a look online. I'm like okay. i like him. I like the idea. And i actually had them shipped me. They shipley neck three cents different samples of colors and styles and stuff and mess with them and And you you you put this I dunno thing on the on the grid work it's it's all modular so it overlaps and lays out and it looks like you've got stamped grid work the color of the tile and then i dropped these tiles in place that they are so i if i held up shook us she say well. They're just flimsy rigid. Drop in place easy to work with getting around my ken lights. I had cut out the center of the tile. And get it in normally a pain in the fanny if you if you install your candidates in the grid system correctly super easy and i really like them nice. I like him a lot all right but that's not why we're talking. Sorry seven five seven seven ten another. Add moment brought to you by john. Gordon no this stuff because you know somebody needs to do a ceiling I firsthand experience right there so it was it did look at it and i was worried like what i went to the walls where i come out there. And they've got you know higher parts lower parts it would look good. Looks great so. Hey david i do want to ask about this because i. I got my list of people like well. This isn't rocket science. But one of the features was a combination outlet. Usb charger you and your house. didn't you. I did i. I put them put them in predetermined places. I put one on each side of our bed. Double outlets behind the The behind the bad. Because it's just you know a lot of times. There's things that get plugged in you have lamps or maybe a radio. We still have a clock radio in there that that we use. It doesn't look like the ones we grew up with but That's still in there. And then you plug your phone in which my wife doesn't bring her phone in the bedroom. But she does bring a kindle or in she will read in bed sometimes. So it's nice if you need to plug that in and you don't have to take up an outlet Using the charger block. So i love those things man. Yeah i didn't obviously. I don't even think when we redid the kitchen and bath that they were available and i look back now and i'll change stuff out. I me always do not simple enough but it is. It's just like if you're thinking about the lebanon right so it's a well respected name Fifteen amp is pretty traditional But it's a usb charger in a tamper resistant outlet. Which by the way. I hate that but in a combination and so you switch them out and poof. You're done does. It does save headaches because the other pieces the is challenges. Like for that little plug adapter thing like you haven't oh i had a so so anyway that that was that was on our list so i thought i would. They are nice. They're they're simple to install in their convenient Another place we put them in both of our offices at home. But also i put one at the kitchen in the kitchen by the bar by the countertop Because a lot of times we may have a An ipad or a. You know chromebook something in there and And it's great it just it works out well and then i also Put one behind the television in the in the living room. Because we play you. Can you can play bluetooth music obviously through the speakers throughout the house so you can see if you have to plug in your device to To run it. So i'll set my ipad right at the entertainment centre and plug plug it all in and It works out. great man. Play whatever you want you go there. You go so levinson combination. Usb charger duplex receptacle. Gopher good stuff. Oh by the way if you if you pay at christmas time i bought but there were two packs for I think nineteen dollars or fifteen dollars. Something it was a great deal. So i i. I skipped up about two or three packs of them. So get that on your december calendar folks. Well i think they have it online too. I if you shop online you can. You can go in there and find. The box won't tax is funny. You say that. I'm actually looking in product world. You have an online skew store skew and looking. Yeah it's online you can get. I mean you can get it both. Put his online available. Also all right Seven zero four five seven seven. Ten david dillon with mildew in the bathroom When you paint a bathroom when you paid your bathroom. What was the sheen that she used on the we. Just we just used flat. And i'll tell you why in the in our bathtubs are showers. We tied to the ceiling. Are you told me that. Yeah in in in the master bath. We tiled the ceiling in the shower So we have no there's really no place for so depending on the size of your outline minimum places for or grow in and we use the type of grout that we used as opposed to be resistant to mold. Mildew that's yet to be seen but we also told you we're running a fan and they're so we we every time get out shower. We turn the fan on we dry out that area. That's that's a great idea especially since it can be integral and it doesn't like it's not a standing thing or a box fan you trip over and stuff well. It was for awhile. Jammed did right. I had the fan. I just did put it up my wife. That's what she gave me for her christmas list. All these little things. I had done in a so blest lessees talk for a second we got about a minute maybe minute and a half Just on the surface so you did tile but we will typically recommend a probably at least a semigloss us. Yeah eggshells so you're actually works that and then it's not quite as obvious is right and then Perma white is an zinzer product. I believe And it's it's very it's very effective in And preventing mildew although it's not like flawless or or or perfect but using that product and difficult places can be good so when you when you attack the surface it's the type of paints you use the she into the paint and then it doesn't hurt to be to be wiped in those areas down with some degree of regularity with a khun chromium product just because it clears whatever's there but it also encapsulates any residual spores and prevents them from blossoming. Whatever sport does. I don't know right all right so so those so those are some things on the surface that will help help with deal with that. Yes we can talk about ventilation and stuff but we gotta take a break here. I'll maybe when we come back. We'll talk about just quick thing on the ventilation of it and get that mold in the bathroom off our checklist off our honey. Does honey talk list for for this week folks. If you've got questions we have lines open. Were at seven zero. Four five seven eleven. Ten seven zero four. Five seven eleven. You can always going to ask john. Dave dot com. Click on the questions. Button send us a question that way. We'll talk about what's important to you. When we return to the home depot home improvement show with john and dave welcome to the home depot home improvement. Show john answering your home improvement questions. Every saturday on wbz presented by charlotte comfort systems heating and air conditioning at a cost heating cooling and electrical on news talk he levin ten and ninety nine three wbtv. Welcome back hour number two the home depot of proven show with john and dave. I'm john gordon. I'm dave deauville. Parmi seven four five seven eleven ten seven zero four five seven eleven ten gives call We wrapped up last hour just talking about mildew mildew in the bathroom and david just real quick. Let's do the What one-two-three basics of Of ventilation for for the bathroom. You just make sure that you first of all you have a fan. That's that's that's working properly in in. I like your test john. You always talk about tear an office square of toilet paper in letting hold it up against The fan guard and if it if it holds up. You're drawing in. That's what you that's what you want so intake. Exhaust is is are both important so if you close the bathroom door make sure that there's a place for air to come in that bathroom. So at least a one inch airspace. Underneath the door. That's the biggie right. You have to have that because if you don't have air coming in and it's it's it's it's not gonna it's not gonna turn the air over in the room it can't there's nowhere for it to pull from and then make sure it's exhausting to the outside Not into the attic in. Make sure that the louvers or louver on the vent is closing So that you don't have Any birds or bees wasps anything making a nest Inside the Damper and I had i had a little thing going on up there. I did to the last house and it was. It was a pain You know and they kept coming back every year but and then and then the other thing. I think that we that we both like and we agree on is a timer. Some sort of timer now. A lot of the newer fans have humidity stats built in. So it it it can read there's moisture in the fan will come on automatically so that portion of the fan is wired. I i'm not a fan of those pun intended. Yeah but i like the timer. Because i can control it so we put timers on all of the exhaust fans even the ones that were just in the in the in the toilet rooms You know it's just a nice little feature could turn on. Walk off leave it. You don't have to worry about it. It goes off by itself and you're not continually sucking precious air conditioned air out of the house and dumping it to the outside. There you go. That's david spin on a fan. You were we were waiting all morning for its sick little world i live in i seven. Four five seven eleven. Ten seven zero. Four five seven eleven. Ten tip of the week april twenty-sixth two thousand and six. Wow i know this week tip comes from. Be rid of the rot file. Oh this is not a political comment. It's as a brick mole. Rats windows doors bottom of the door. And it's it recommends that you would use a structural. Pvc brick mold in lieu of would yes. We say still good. Good call holloway man. No sense don't it any other way. And here's the kicker i think would is more expensive than pvc or brick bald. So yeah so that's where you're at well. I had this conversation not long ago. Someone about windows and you now have to. They usually will. They will stock stock sizes of vinyl of windows but they're vinyl. And if you want a woodwind you have to order it and wait nobody no one. I don't know of anyone that stocks are wood window anymore. So that's just they're on the way out. I guess i don't know. I guess that's fine as what it is. Something's going to change their though. It's a petroleum based product final. Right so yeah. Back to bite us. And i wanted to say this on the air. I'm glad we said that someone someone had sent me a note to ask john. Dave dot com or questions. That on a dave dot com. and it's it's disappeared. I can't find it. I've had two or three of week. It happens from time to time. And i'll see them because i have. I have these on my phone as well. So i could see when new messages. Come in i try not to ever answer them on the phone. Because you know it's tough but But but but it alerts emails. And then i can get to. When i get to the computer. I can get a mansard. Well someone had had e mailed about do they do they have treated do they. Is there any treatment for windows that can be done to would windows buying them new So that they don't write while some of the manufacturers do and i think Why am i forgetting the name of the window manufacturer anyway Some of them do offer a treatment for the windows. If i was buying would windows i would so come and see her shield As soon as as soon as they were installed i would. I would just i would be just painting it on there. I want to regularly be quiet. I i want to tell you that That the andersen windows had a wood treatment on wooden. Yeah they i think they do. I think that that probably it. And if you wanna wood window. I probably wouldn't buy someone's wood window and less. They offered that option. And i think one of these manufacturers. That's the only way they make their would windows as they. They put this product on their. This probably Borei or borax or whatever Whatever they're using. Well i agree for for whatever it's worth. I wouldn't do it either right to and one hour. We are close to a break. We should take seven four five seven eleven ten seven zero four five seven eleven. Ten got lines open. Want to talk about what's important to us give a call. We'll chat when we return to the home depot home improvement show with john and dave. Welcome back this is the home depot home improvement show with john day on jive gordon. I'm dave oval. We got some sleepy people this morning. David i know i'm one of them. Yeah i did not. I did not do well in my prayer chair this morning. Call that one resting in the spirit already then. Seven four five seven and we got lines open. Let's chat pardon me home depot products. That i i i always forget to do it because it does make sense. Golly bump we we were talking about the brick mold and and choosing brick mold that is the vinyl and we say you know do it but The comment was structural. I think we did that. In two thousand six because at the time there were a couple of versions of Of a p up of pvc brick mold and one of a may not have been structural if i recall it had a clad and the the the structural one had clad and the different kind of core. I think that's all pretty much history. And we choose now is structural yet but it was important because it's the brick mold to which your storm doors tach. Yes and so. You can't have something where the screws are going to be pulling on you. But i use that david as a clever segue to talking about storm doors because there's to actually That i want to talk about right now. A self storing storm door and a full view storm door. I really liked anderson for a long time. I was a big fan. What was the what was the put him on. The house in charlotte can't remember the manufacturer. Now awesome door. Thank you thank you thank you. Thank you Anderson stands up. Is there and i think there's a there may be even a special price on it right now. But check out the anderson full. You storm door when you put all these pretty doors on and you still wanna have ventilation or even more light so on really good solution we did talk about the anderson's retractable screen. That's very cool on but but the storm door also gives you that one layer of protection if you wanna answer the door and opened the door if you want to have something between you and the person on the other side right right so or if you if you have a solid door you wanna let a lot of light in. You can lock that door. They have dead bolts on them. And you just you can latch that door down. Open your door and you've got Just or light pouring in. Yeah it's it's come a long way baby there. It's it's awesome product so check it out and that's available. Homedepot dot com also. Let's talk to dan. Dan good morning. You're on the home depot. Home improvement show with john and dave. How can we help but good morning. Twenty years ago we put them ceramic tile in the kitchen and it could it down. There was a latino liam and asbestos space linoleum. They didn't want to take up. Screwed down the concrete backer dillard and then down thirteen happing split tiles. Twenty years later Some of the pows are starting to get long walks in the kitchen sink and my life is saying that we're to read the teaching. I've got stove dishwasher coming from home depot. But she won't change the floor. And i don't know pulling the whole. Concrete factor board and. She says what we think is painted. And i'm going like there's some products and those things our well the paint up on the floor. Yeah that's there isn't a poxy solution for that. But i'm kinda like you a little skeptical of that although they're pretty stout but you have you've targeted a bigger issue david when he's talking about cracks don't you think yeah absolutely in that needs to be That needs to be taken care of. Because that's that's probably not going to get better So i think you're i think you're right. When they put down the concrete board to defend set it to the to the vinyl floor they'll know linoleum floor things. So i think they just you. That's that's part of the. That's probably part of the problem. They should probably used a modified thin. Set you're supposed to say that that concrete board infants set and then fasten it down. The fasters really are only to hold it in place while the thin set sets up and grabs. And if it doesn't have that instead on it you know since i'm taking out the it'd be easier to take it all up at once. So okay i guess the concrete packer board thumbs up as well. If it's not then you'll you'll want to take it up. You'll you'll spend a lot of time trying to scrape the old thin set off of it is probably gonna come up anyway because it wasn't then said it was probably just put down with roof nails. I don't know if they screwed it but a lot a lot of times they'll just use roofing tax. Which is fine if you're if you're thin setting in down there because that's all the versa bond i think is exactly yeah. This was twenty years ago. It was tickling that county. There's some spurs in it. Yeah we would tell you on that. Sometimes you need an isolation membrane but if you just have little doubt i'm not even gonna mess your world up with that. I don't think. I don't think you need to mess with it dan. It's something you put thin set down you put the membrane down and then you put then set in your backer board and what it does. Is it isolates any flex in the wooden floor underneath from your tiles and prevents that cracking. It sounds some set. This house was built in seventy eight. It's not like it's got flower though down the floor. It's i mean. Yeah there's some but you've got just you've got some micro movement So probably probably thin setting the backboard down. We'll we'll we'll remedy that. But it's probably worth to the old asbestos baseless. Yes yes sir. I don't wanna thank you. Yeah absolutely. But i think it's worth it's worth your time to make a crawl underneath that kitchen area in i would just take a real bright light and then i would just have your your your wife do a little dance up there in front of the sink and see if she can see if you could see any movement in that floor get her to step back and forth and just and just just studying maybe pull the insulation back and look under the house and maybe up they're gonna say studies have shown women detect that under the house better and then the husbands should do one of two dances the kabuki. I was just trying to be nice. Don't shopping at home depot. We appreciate that kids again. Thank you thank you what appliances. I just wanna poke my eyes out. Oh it's actually settled down a lot but yeah it's been a challenge for sure. That's thanks. Thank you for saturday morning on the way it lurks appreciate it. Thanks all right. Send his wife in the crawlspace. David you can take the emails on that one. yeah susie you're on the home depot home improvement show. How you this morning. i'm doing fine. how are you. we're great good I would ask a question. My that furnace is up in the attic at our house houses. Twenty three years old and knock on wood furniture also twenty three years old And the condensation line was clogged up and the thing is the condensation law. Didn't my husband says it went to the sauce that somehow they didn't want it out That was weird that it didn't run it out. Well we my son in law got up there and sprayed something in there anyway. There's a residue or something on the second floor window. Where i guess. Water whatever's in the in their came out and then there's A white like the roof has something quite on it. And i'm thinking. How can i clean that. Or how can i get it all for. What do you think it might be. It's it's probably just like scale And it could. It could be even less problematic than that Just that it's it's a residue that was on the coil. That was soluble and is the water. You know fell off precipitated. It it it came with it right and then when the water evaporated. That's what's left so on your windows. Probably just cleaning it with vinegar. Takes away on the wheel. Yeah 'cause i got out there. And i kind of was on the you know under closet where this is and i said what's an elbow grease i can get that also i know that and so so vinegar will help out on the roof. That's got to be careful because you really can't agitate that david. What what would you put up there. I think i would try. Just the basic roof just sometimes eighty type of cleaner her ru like m one m one makes a a roof cleaner Yeah i mean if you check out the paint department in the paint department at that you local home depot store and just need some roof. I need something to clean the roof. There's a couple of different products that they have their. We'll can you. can you brush it at all. I mean very if you do really gingerly and you really only go in one direction so you would pull down the roof of down the slope. Don't go back and forth is like jon said you really can't agitate it too much low pressure with the hose down the roof. And that's that's about all you can do. When i honestly using a hose on the roof i kind of shoot it up. Let it fall back on the roof and and run down like rain everything anything else. You're on the risk of pushing water up underneath the shingle or taken granollers off granules off and you wanna be careful that right there. Yeah hey suzy. Hang on one second. We'll make sure what cut short we're going right into a break here. Okay so we'll put you on. Hold cliff we see you out there as well. Home improvement show is coming right back. Welcome back this is the home depot home improvement show with john and dave. I'm john gordon. I'm dave deauville. Seven zero four. Five seven eleven ten. Give us a call david. I trust You finished up city. She's all set so we just wanted to make sure Just just clear this up real quick And it's just a learning or teaching moment. The she she talked about this pipe. That was coming out of asaf it that was over top of a window. That's an emergency drain so really when you see water coming out of that. That means that the water that was supposed to be going into condensation line That goes somewhere else. It depends on when the house was built with. The code was at the time But it goes to either drain or goes to an outside wall low in discharges there in in so what that tells me is that her condensation line was clogged up. Dripping in the the furnace was overflowing into that pan pan was dripping out over over the window and That's that's that's why. When they saw was good. It did what it was supposed to do now. Most most contractors are installing a switch on the pan so the pan doesn't have a drain in it but when it fills up with water. This little switch will be activated in that turns your furnace off. That gets your attention pretty quick in the summer. So you'll you'll you'll get hot. You'll call the people and they'll determine that's what happened that you have a clog line. It's it's the best. That's a great safety device on the smartest thing to do. Yeah thank you for that clarification. Because really that pipe should have protruded from the soft at not and behind this at correct. Well and i think it was and it was doing what it was doing because it drip down on the roof and trip down on the window and A lot of times you'll see. It's a rusty water but that's because the pan is rusting in. Its carrying that rust out. So i've seen it make a mess of Of the house before so all right. Then let's chat with cliff. Good morning cliff. You're on the home depot home improvement show. How are you this morning. Good this morning yourself. Very i am about to embark. On a total restoration exterior everything from the roof to deciding to gutters. Maybe the window I need to get some info. I hadn't idea which direction to go off. What would be the best place to start from. Start to finish. Well i mean really what you need is is. I guess i'll just tell you. I i do this for people and i'll go out and help you and walk you through all of the things that need to be done in and help you pick and choose And and get you on the right path when you start taking bids for the actual the actual work You can you can kinda lay out the scope of work for these folks with the materials that you want to use in the order that you wanna do it So in. I'm sure there's maybe other contractors out there that do the same thing I'm not actually doing the work but as a as a consulting that's that's kind of what. What i i help people do. It saves you a lot of money in the end. I promise. I think i think the cliff. The terminology uses. You need a subject matter expert or an advocate. Maybe on your side Advocate sounds different. But you just want to get organized First off kudos to you for thinking this way like 'cause this means given the thought process it says hey certain things need to happen in a certain order and what you do in this decision will have an impact on on subsequent decisions so kudos to you for that thought process. It's always a little bit humble in that. But but somebody david or someone like him would be a really good advocate to do two things. Help you with the correct sequence and then also help you to be to articulate how you want the job done or the specs in the job because i don cliff. We hear hundred times a month. Somebody will call and say while. I'm working on this project and i got quotes from three hundred dollars to thirty thousand dollars. That's hyperbole but but it's like crazy right and sometimes there's legitimate differences but but we want to help you do that okay. One more quick question with would be more cost effective to hire a contractor to do. The whole project ought to hire. I guess piece by piece of the roof. Some it's it's simpler to hand it all to to one person and let them in and really what you need is a general contractor and then he can bring the different folks in now some some roofers Or citing people do roofing siding gutters There's a handful of people out there that do all of that and some of them are really good at it and some of them aren't so they add they they they add those things on Just to stay busy. But maybe they're not proficient at it so just you know that's part of it is who you pick who do you choose You know as john said the sequence you know the materials. You d really need to do some of the things that need to be done. You know you talk about the windows You know it depends on it. Depends on what shape your windows are in now on. How their installed. Because sometimes it's a wise idea to go ahead and replace the windows while you're replacing the sightings exactly right so if you're interested just send us a note to the website Questions that ask. John and dave dot com. And if i can help you. I'll be glad to do it. Thank you so much. it's Opens the door and makes me see things in the new light. Thank you so much for your time. I appreciate it. I a linda. We see author. We just to take a break here. So we're going to go ahead and do it. This is the home depot home improvement show with john. And dave. we're gonna talk to. Linda returned from these important messages. Welcome back the home depot. Home improvement show with john and dave. I'm john gordon. I'm dave deauville. We got lightning round last segment. Seven four five seven hundred eleven ten. Got answer your questions are were rolling them to the website until next week. Here comes linda. Good morning you're on the home depot home improvement. Show how are you. Oh fine gael oh. My house is about thirty years old. I have the jealousy kind of roll out. One does the sun room. The windows are starting to being a few start to be a little bit cloudy. Is it better. I heard you could just take that. They're double pane. You can just take the outside pain. Often fix it and put put it back. Is it better to do that or better. Just to get a new window. You actually take the entire sash out. Yeah the whole glazing comes out of the frame of the window and they put a new piece of glass so you just call someone like The glass doctor. Or whatever glass company. You know one that's near you you could call and get a a couple of estimates but they'll come out and measure it the order the glass and then they'll come and they'll install it when once it's done. Yeah is it better to do that or just get new windows. It's cheaper to replace the glass discovered. How how old is your house needs to be before you need to get new. Windows are replace. The windows need to be inspected thoroughly So it depends on what they're made out of if they're if they're made out of vinyl wood wood window so you want to you want to check those and look for rot and decay. And if they're if they're starting to deteriorate the first thing you would want to do is try to if they're salvageable is to stop the stop the decay and make the repairs and then get a good coat of paint on them and and save them. Okay so that's actually cheaper than than than replacing them. Okay good deal all right. Thank you so much again. You're welcome thank you for your call into tough tough decision but you do. I think it goes all the way back to our original one. You've got to kind of pay attention to what's going on with windows even if their maintenance free let's talk to bettina. I hope i pronounce your name correctly. Low good morning. Hey so. I've got a question when she said windows. I've got i've got screamed my house in my parents house that it looks like you can't remove them like there's no tabs i've had screens where the popham them out And these just kinda looked like the during their for good is that right. no no. they'll they'll come out. There's a lot of windows. Single hung window so only the bottom opens and closes and not the top. It's not movable. Note the top movable to okay so They're just they're just in there. There's some type of a spring built into the side of the window and there was probably tabs at one time but what happens if they get if they get crusty or the sun. The heat bakes the petroleum out of them and they just they tear off or break off. so what has to happen. Is you have to find which side of the window or the screen that you push on and if you push on it either over to the laughter to the writer upper down you'll you'll be able to see it move and then you'll you'll be able to wiggle wiggle out. Yes okay okay. I'll i'll give it a shot. Then okay if you don't send me send me a note at the at our website. Ask john dave dot com and we can help you with someone to take a look at that or send me a picture and maybe i can diagnose it From the picture okay. Perfect thank you so much. You're welcome thank you for the call. All right who. I'm trying to run down our Our list here. I think we are actually in pretty good shape. Yeah let's let's do. I wanted i wanted really to do this. Email sent this to you. Because i knew you would get a. It's just anyway. I'm not even going to say the name This this this emailer sense note said concerning. Hvac service at his home. He said he thinks one of the gas that we had will refer to scott sheldon. Or or or zeke. Kosta when we were talking about Cleaning the coils inside the air mover in the unit. So that's the condenser. That's where the cold air goes through. And as the air passes over that any humidity water condenses it runs down goes out through the condensation line that we were talking about correct so anyway The guy said that once in a while those may need to be cleaned. Especially if you haven't changed your filter Very often and that's when that coil gets nasty dirty and What do they call it. John the dirty saami signs. So it gets stinky. If if it's if they're not if they're not cleaned once in a while if they need but at least need to be inspected to see if they need to be cleaned right anyway. This this this emailer this listener Ask the their hvac person to check the coil and to see if it needed to clean and he said oh he said it's it's it's extensive to clean the coil. You actually have to discharge it. Take the free on out. You have to cut the pipes you have to take the coil out clean it and then you have to put it back in and recharge the and you got to buy a washing machine with has a special condenser coils cycle. 'cause that's a bigger machine and it's very gentle so it doesn't bend offense what the heck so anyway. Yeah i i i. I am obviously answered the question in. Yes they they can't clean them and they clean them in place they don't even think they have cleaners now. They didn't have to rent some they they sprayed on. It's a foam. And then you close back up and then when the the unit a condensates and it drips off it actually. The cleaner drips off. And it goes out your conversation line but you don't have to cut the coil out to clean it and wow. I'm sorry that this guy even had to hear this because he was shocked. You know that. That's something. And i'm shocked that someone would tell someone that but you know. Maybe they didn't know and you know at the worst they were telling a big fat lies so Whole i'm i'm going to bank on the beginning of it. Say that he may be. He really didn't know so he was just a bs at his way through it and we all know that that's not true. You you take it out and it needs to be dry cleaned. Get that wet. Yeah so anyway. S unfair thank. You good answer. Yes and just always just like this guy. He wasn't sure of something that he heard. That was his gut instinct. he followed it him. He's he's send us a note in and we would encourage you to do the same. So if if you if you get a quote on something or somebody tells you something and it doesn't sound quite right. Don't don't feel pressured at the moment because they'll still be there tomorrow. I mean what's the worst it's going to happen is your air conditioner is to go down and you'll be miserable for a day until someone else gets out there to give you another opinion. Don't don't do something versus being miserable. Yeah you'll be miserable. They clean your bank account out so you know it's your gut feeling if you feel like something's wrong you're probably right you should. You should probably get another opinion. There's there's plenty of good folks out there and You know you can always call get a hold of zeke or scott. And they'll always help you answer the question. Even if they that's what they do they're here to serve and that's what they do. So yeah so yeah so no good. Good good thank you for that. Yeah just sorry for the venus smart. I know i was. Because i put a little smart aleck part of my answer to but we won't go into that So it's all good. Since i actually had my. Hvac people out I asked the guy about the cold plasma technology and he the particular tech. I had was not familiar with it because i have the ultraviolet lights and they need to be replaced and and then i also had to bite the bullet on. Capacitors this checkup. Also they were shot but they were like well. They're starting to swell. Yeah and he looked at me. Like and thanks to zeke and scott. I kinda knew what he was talking about. Yeah absolutely and then. I could explain that the barbara why we want to spend that money because this bad thing if we don't fix that well while you were when the weekend you were off with scott zeke. I i had to share this with them. here i am mr mr handyman and and i'm outside and i'm hosing some things off and blow it off the the pollen off the window. Sills i hit the air conditioner with it. And i started washing the top of it often washing the pollen and and all of a sudden i start seeing. It's bleeding red mud out of the bottom of its cycle over. And i start looking because mine's completely covered up. You can't see it's just has stamped out louvers on the covers right. So you can't really see the coil. We'll tell you you get down low and look up in there. They were covered in with red mud. And some type of fuzz. And i'm sure it's from the construction. So i i took the screws out. Pulled the coils off in. Just i really had enough to the red dirt rolling off of that coil. That i put us in a small planter but it's the prevailing wind and it comes right around that corner and of course that units on drew it right in and i thought i would have just. I don't know what i done if i would have ruined that. Unit from you know bought a new one. I would have been happy at all but hey and it and it was that then. The system was still that efficient. But as scott always tells us zeke. They're always run at such high pressures. You have to maintain and you have to clear so good reason for i mean stands to reason all right. Well it's time david time we just finished hard to believe Folks grateful for all the great questions this week. Grateful for the way. Y'all think and ask questions it delightful for us to do it. We always hope that it has been as informative for us. It was enjoyable for us. It's it's two hours out of every saturday morning and we want you to have some fun with it We also want to remind you that we think the most important county home improvement is the one that makes your home a happier place to live in with everything else going on this week. Don't forget to work on that project and we'll see you next week when we return to the home depot home improvement show with john and dave.

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"The welcome to the home depot home improvement show with john and answering your home improvement questions every saturday on wbtv presented by charlotte comfort systems heating and air conditioning and a cost heating cooling and electrical on news. Talk eleven ten and ninety nine three. Wbz good morning everybody. Welcome to the home depot. Home improvement show with john and dave. I'm jan gordon Kosta with the cost of haiti. And i'm scott shelton gentlemen. Good morning mr david. Not not here not accounted for this morning. Hope y'all doing well. We are good. Good good it's it's heating and cooling season. It's the second saturday in may it's like. Hvac so folks. we're here for two hours. We have lines open at seven zero four five seven eleven ten seven four five seven. Oh eleven ten and we'll talk any kind of home improvement but mine is well focus on what the experts are in the house for so glad mega-guys with us. The topics could vary i. I've been kinda saving up some things that i've been here in enroll rundown on a little bit in this first segment here and then See what folks want to do. Call him wise and and just listen. What's going on but It's been an interesting season spring again. It feels like we've been hot cold hot cold and sometimes hot cold in the same day There i was reading people worried about switching back and forth between heat and cool and whether that was going to be a problem for them I also would like for you guys. I'm interested. I spend a lot of time talking about supply chain things in my business because supply chain is just messed up in a major way right now and i'd like to hear if if there's things folk should be thinking about with respect to you guys It before i go farther down this list. I guess let's see if we can talk to. Steve is already dialing in here. Steve good morning. You are on the home depot home improvement show. How you this morning doing well. Thank you hope you are we are. How can we help. Well i've been in my home for like twenty twenty one years I had Notice i had to pull the van out. And i saw A lot of collective dirt all at the top there just below where you put the van in like do they mean the grill or the air for heating and air. I'm sorry i should say ducks. All right out and air comes out is where you put the filter in. I'm sorry. are you talking about where the air comes out or were you put a filter not not where to filter is comes out got sale and you hear all this advertising. Is it really Valuable to have the the ducks and all cleaned out. Gentlemen it can be in the right scenario but a lot of cases your boots are in the floor on the downstairs of the house. is that right. Gotta crawlspace yeah. It's one store so a lot of the stuff that's in their stuff that was could have gotten during construction or if you have kids they have an affinity to put stuff inside inside of the grills or in the in the in the boot i would just go around the house with a shop back and just you know if you can get in there two or three feet where you can get past that that been that is right before the air comes out the that that's probably ninety five percent of what's inside of the supply dot. Yeah that's you know. I saw that and started calling all these places and you know not to mention names anywhere from five and a quarter to seven ninety nine. Somebody says well don't sure they use brush technology and you know i just didn't know whether if the dirt dot with all the way down in all day the ductwork underneath your house or not so the good thing about this apply ducks and it. It's on a positive pressure show. It's pushing forward so so most of what you would see in there would be right towards the end we put we put a hundred eighty degree. Turn on that duck right before it comes out of the floor so it's almost like a trap in your plumbing. It would be real easy just to clean that up. Be gentle though. I'll tell you as the duck ages that flexible duct as it ages. You could do some damage to it. If you're not careful concern too because one person said well make sure you use the they clean it with a brush. And i'm thinking well you know this flexible I don't know how the fetchy that would be. But you know if you say that you know just get right there at the event openings and clean that then you know. I think that's what i'll do. Well good luck with it. I your help. Thanks very welcome. Now thanks for the call steve. I think steve's talking about there's there's lot of different advertising about duct cleaning you guys here at all and i think scott you're costing about just being careful if you're going into that scenario with he said he was in his home for like twenty years the chances of him having more brittle liner or i don't know what the right term would be in that ductwork if you get in there and start using the brush technology or whatever it is you do a little bit more damage yeah well and there's there's a few different grades of the quality of the interior liner In if it's a house building a plan community where they the houses the same and the budget is what drives the hvac on the initial installation. So it's not necessarily the the what's a nice way to say. The builder doesn't always by the highest quality material. It's it's it's it's not a cadillac. But it's it's it's a very functional vehicle all right. Let's do this. We we gotta take a break folks. We have lines open word. Seven four five seven seven ten seven four five seven seven ten gonna take a little break and be back to the home depot home improvement show at john and dave welcome back. This is the home depot home improvement with john and dave. I'm john gordon. I'm scott shelton with charlotte comfort systems inca costume with the cost of electrical g. Gentlemen thank you again for being with us Always love it. We get great questions when we talk. Hvac we have lines open right now at seven four five seven hundred eleven ten lots to talk about but Our very own. Paul jameson called in paul good morning. He sends greetings first. So thank you always a gentleman a kind man anyway. Paul had a question. he couldn't hang tight for us. But he zeke and scott what he wanted to know is there a problem mixing brands. So i put a system in and it was made by carrier. And it's it's complete now one element or the other. The indoor unit or the outdoor unit is has failed. Was giving me trouble and so i want to replace it with a rim system or name it Is there a problem mixing brands or manufacturers it. It can be if you're if you're talking about just a furnace burke placement It's not as much of a problem other didn't Let's say the air conditioning manufacturer is not going to rate it. Because that are no the Airflow pressure and things with that particular unit. And they're so they're not rated for efficiency so you cannot say well thirteen points or fourteen point six year because they don't ratings rate equipment with somebody else's right. That's one of the things now. If you're talking about your changing the outdoor part of the air conditioner and not changing the indoor coil. Yes that's a big problem because differently. They're not compatible in most cases k. So so that's important. I think it's and i think we still run. And even bigger risk. We continue to have a risk in that regard because the likelihood that the refrigerant is different. I mean i don't know how much the it depends on the age of the unit. I guess whether it's still the original. I'll forget the numbers now are are twenty two and is the old and then our four ten. I guess i don't know. I can't remember from saying that right so yeah so so Not necessarily a problem. Changing changing components by brand. Except that the the the refrigerant and the systems do need to be compatible. So you can't so think of it this way if you have a furnace air conditioning You could change the furnace or the air conditioning regardless of the brand but the air conditioning is comprised of two parts the indoor coil and the outdoor unit those to have to match got it. And if it's a heat pump or it's less than two or three years old you would be okay to swap either the indoor or the outdoor. But if it's more than a few years old on a heat pump you would probably have to replace the entire system. Okay well said sir. Thank you i so on. So i'm trying to do my john gordon impersonation who minutia in clean it up. Well i i'm just going to go ahead and say that's a good thing all right paul. I hope that helps. I'm sure he's listening. Gives a shot back. And then i think paul also knows he'll flip a note to jen data confidence. Also we've got lines open at seven. Four five seven seven ten right now. We're gonna talk to tom. Good morning time. You're on the home depot home improvement. Show how you this morning. Good morning how. Y'all doing excellent appreciate. The show is really great. Well thanks for listening. My question is i have a from b.'s. Going in the wall. Of my a half. And i'm trying to figure out what's the best way to go about getting rid of the is. Are they like a carpenter. Bees or like honeybees honeybees. They must they must be building or near. The you really want to call. I don't want to say even an exterminator right now because it sounds like you're gonna kill them. You really don't want to kill them. And if you can get if you get online and find like and then tomorrow just or even just google You know honeybees or there are people out there who raise bees who will come and take them for you And my son actually helped the guy do this one time. It's a little freaky. But they they they move part of the nestor they find the queen. I'm not sure exactly how they do it. But they and they get the entire colony to move wherever they want them to move. So i think. I think i'd start with. I think i'd start with that. I would bet the folks at killingsworth would either know how or know who could help you with that. We we hear their messages. Lots on wbz. I was hoping someone will be able to come and take them. Yeah well you don't you don't want them. They're probably not doing major major damage at this point. We've seen some pretty crazy stuff but you definitely want. You definitely want that to happen. Your listen like you. You're listening to. I don't know how many thousands of your your nearest friends here. We'll put it out folks. Thomas looking for somebody to come and get some honey bees. We're you have to give us a dress or anything. But where do you live. Tom ran close to bama okay. So the belmont area looking for be extraction experts so so for for things that you can. I would call an exterminator or go online and look for somebody who will take the bees and then we'll just see if folks call in crystal was in my ear and we'll get the information and we'll if you to just leave a phone number with now here's what to do. Send us a note and ask john. And dave dot com chris. Wrong senator noted s john indeed dot com. And that if we get anything. We'll we'll exchange information for you. Okay and we find somebody come get them and then i can take care of the rear. Yeah and you calls it back up. Yep absolutely okay. I appreciate the. He'll know worrisome. Have a great one. Aright thomas off. We have lines open at seven. Four five seven hundred eleven ten and we'll talk about Hvac can take hvac questions. Why we've got our experts in the house so to speak We'll talk about any other homo homo proven question that you have. Also i wanted to ask switching back and forth. We had cold nights or very cool nights. Hot days run in your system from hp hvac during the day. Heat at night Heat pumps is there. A problem with that Should talk about switching the system when we have this transitional times of the year please is very common. I mean it doesn't really affect the unit. It affects your pocketbook. More than anything else. Because you're you know you're having to pay for heating the house and then cooling the house right back off the same day the That's where you know the automatic switchover thermostat where you can put it you know. Let's say sixty eight and seventy two and let's just let it change on his own from heating cooling does automatic switchover come in handy at that point and and and is there is there a benefit to the automatic switchover as in it somehow more gently switches the system or is that just myth. Now wait a minute. wait a minute. The word gently doesn't even enter into it. It's just a clean and stuff hopping and scott thing. We talk about that once before until you see the bill. I thought well that's good. That's good 'cause you know. I'm not gonna even go there. People talk about things and especially like if you go online because online is the bastion of truth and and so i just wanna make sure we spoke intelligently about that all right. We're we're close to break here We're going to gently take a break you know and and we're not going to punch you in the face with a bill when we come back. This is the home depot home improvement. Show you can call us at seven. Four five seven eleven and seven zero four five seven out of ten or you can go to ask john. Dave dot com. Click on the questions. Button you can send us a note that way and and we can exchange information but anyway a slice of we're going to take a break and then we're gonna be back to answer. More home approve questions when we return to the home depot home improvement show with john. Dave news talk eleven ninety nine free w. pt where charlotte turns for severe weather information. Welcome back is the home depot home improvement show with john and dave. I'm john gordon. I'm sleeker kosta with the cost heating cooling and electrical scott shelter with charlotte comfort systems. And we're taking calls at seven zero four five seven eleven ten seven. Four five seven eleven. Ten mines are available right now. We're gonna talk to john. Good morning john. You're on the home depot home improvement show. How are you this morning. John you there. We're going to put on hold and see what's shaking their. We're gonna go over talk to dawn. Good morning john. You're on the home depot home improvement. Show how you this morning. Good how about yourself very fine. How can we help. Got a patio door. You know one door swings as opposed to That's forgotten the name of it. I don't a patio door. Goes out on the deck on neglected my responsibilities as a carpenter for a few years and The gutter totally right there and the water splashing on the deck routed out the bottom corner. The swinging door did a hand spot but probably six inches up. What do i need to do about. As far as i've heard y'all talk about Some kind of would feel or something. Yeah Cedar cedar shield. I think by cedar side is. What would david talks about for preserving in you can do that. You gotta fix it first. And there's there's different options out there. Some will use some folks. Just he's like bondo like the product. That's on that you use on on automotive repairs Others there's other men wax and some other manufacturers make two part of poxy That can be worked in. A- cheers really really hard and then gets sanded down. I will tell you that it's not a super. It's not a super easy thing to do. You got to be a bit of an artist. I can get sloppy fast and the two part of the poxy can get ahead of you start to harden before you're ready for it to set on you. Have you considered you know who. The manufacturer of the door is done. Rather would put down here and nineteen eighty one boy highly unusual that Given how our economics has changed a yeah. I mean i'm just wondering if the folks if there's like somebody at diker or one of those places that could take a look at it and find a replacement for you. I could take the door out and Take your casing and part. And i would the help if somebody else because when you're doing eighty two inches of Table so it's not real good american door casing but i'm thinking well if i can get that stuff they were talking about. Look good the worst thing that can happen to you. Don is you try this. You don't like it and then you're back to to try and replace it anyway. So it's it's there's several folks that make men wax makes one. I think dat may even make one. But you're just looking for would filler. You could use like durham's rock-hard which is a powder that you mixed into a paste and it dries super hard but go to the to the local home improvement store. I like it. when you shop home. Depot like that keeps keeps them on. Paychecks bash for hickory. Oh dang well. That's the dry. Both of those markets. Be mine anyway. Th that's in the paint department for the would filler. And that's what you're gonna be after. I think david would tell us to that. The cedar side is is a good product to paint up in their minwax makes the product. I can't think of the name of it that you actually it's harder it's harder and you painted in there once you get all the right out you can paint it in there and then it it fundamentally seals it off so that it doesn't the rat does not continue or return and then you can put the synthetic would back in its place as far as stopping rot. What i do spray it down with bleach or something I would get it again. I'm pretty sure it's a minwax. Product called I shoot us a note. It s john and dave dot com. Because i can't think of the name of it. But it's i believe it's a men wax product and you just painted up in their scott. Did you know it. Wouldn't he treat that with the cedar side. Cedar side is is is also an option. Yes it and then and then a dry treated again not a dry and then fix it but you gotta get cut the right out and then spray it. Okay that question rather House has got what some people call carolina shut him lot it's you know has to Natural contours of the log on the bottom side which included this Scandal log The bar Dad hadn't done nothing would and twenty twenty five years and well guess what. He's passed away. So i need to do something. What do i need to just pressure. Wash it and then put some stain Preservative on it. Or what do i need to do with all that. Is it rotting now. And it's it's similar ugly When it stays wet all the time it generally does brought okay so So so yeah pressure wash gently you don't want you know thousands of psi pounding away at that and then you could actually apply the The cedar sites of that product to that situation as well all. That's a lot and could get pretty expensive Once you get it clean. I would consider just applying us stained preservative combination Solid stain would probably be the best And you know pick color. A bear is is a product that i use a lot and and would endorse highly and then soclean it up. Follow the instructions in back and put the the exterior a staint sealant on it. It's i'm thinking about twenty eight hundred square foot heated space don favor. I've gone. I'm not doing a good job. Managing the clock right. You're on hold for a second because we've snuck past our break and then we'll come back folks. This is the home depot. Home improvement show with john and dave going to take a little break and be right back. Welcome back this is the home depot. Home improvement show with john and dave on john gordon. I'm scott hamilton with charlotte comfort systems. And i m sica kostov kosta heating cooling and electrical guys. Thanks for being with us this morning. we're going to jump back on the phone to don. Let's see here don don up. There is don good morning. Thanks for waiting through the break there. So i just did a quick peek. Bear has a couple of different products. That probably work really well on that. You can put a clear product on there so that you just keep the you know the natural color and that's probably going to run about one hundred fifty dollars for a five gallon bucket or you can do another version that's tentacle of and that's probably gonna run you between one hundred hundred and seventy five dollars for a five gallon bucket and then to figure out. It sounded like you're kind of going down the path on the size of the house There's a there's actually a pretty slick prada calculator a project calculator right online at home depot dot com and you can plug in some stuff. It'll tell you exactly how much product you need to to get that done dumb row They had in our newspaper here last week. I believe it was Mayor north carolina is number. One home decimation for retirement homes Second home and according to realtor dot com well Wanted preserved this home. Because it's it's very. And i and i think that'll do the job You'll be very pleased So pressure wash it. A lot of pressure and then throw the Preservative stained to it. Had it really. I have a blessed da. Appreciated you the same sir on my all right. Don is off to a busy busy weekend. Feel crisanto nizhny. Kill that out. There we go. I'm not. I'm not my keyboard at murkier for some reason. Let's talk to john c. If john is back john thanks for waiting. You're on the home depot home improvement show. How are you this morning We enjoy your show very much. I've got a couple of questions for you. Guys the first ones off the beaten path a little bit my My daughter is Purchased a home in in fort mill and closed down it yet. But it's a pretty good sized property about three acres and she wants to install a built in pool and and i don't know if a A vinyl line pool or drop in or a cement or gun. I i guess they are Option would be best I didn't know if you guys had any thoughts on that. Or maybe even a recommendation for david. I think i think david did tonight. On the home that he built. And that's probably from a quality perspective. What most folks will tell you. I think it's also the most expensive way to go. The the cost of ownership of that. There's some work to do with respect to to repair to the gun. I from time to time not like every year. But but you do keep an eye on it It has because it's a some mentioned product. It has certain impact on the chemicals. it there you. There's certain chemical implications Things that you can and can't use but a a good pool company would know what to tell you on that Mine is was here. When i when i bought the house and it's a fiberglass pool on i don't have a lot of the challenges that the folks can sometimes get with with gun and then i think a liner again is fine. It's it's probably the least expensive way to go And you just have to take care with you know with cleaning and so on not to not to tear it. But the. But that's as much as i can give you from an expertise perspective on picking a pool. Do you have any recommendations Per company that i don't off the top of my head but i bet a lot of money. David does john. If you just shoot us a note it ask. John and dave dot com. Click on the button. Just drop a note there. I'm fairly certain. David could We he we know. Kevin at mr spas and he does. I don't know that he does pools. But i bet that kevin would have a good recommendation. And that's mr spas right there in pineville. Okay we'll We'll definitely europe. You note and Checkout kevin mr spots. One other to other questions if if i may The home that she's purchasing. We're told that it has a Community septic and well anything. We need to be aware of with that. Any red flags or anything. I think two things number one on a community. Well you may wanna talk to neighbors or do attest to the water just to make sure can sometimes be hard. But i was on a community. Well in pineville Sometimes a chlorine was a bit much. But all that can be dealt with with with in house Filtration and then as far as the septic you could say get it. Inspected it sorta hard to inspect the septic system. Either it's working it's not working I'm on a septic system. Also and again properly cared for. It's not a problem at all. okay. I think you're going to be doing an addition on the home and Question about the the installation of data. I know there's the phone that's Sprayed directly under the roof. And then how does that compare versus the conventional fiberglass math And the the cost differential if you have any feel for that It's it's more expensive. It's it's definitely more effective And we would recommend that go in the roof Typically suggest an open cell foam. So should there be issues with leaks at any point in time. You couldn't see it. Zeke and scott. You may have a better sense for like how much do the impact to heating and cooling but pretty radically different when you choose foam over fiberglass. Do you do you agree. Definitely phone. could impact the tightness of the structure whether we need to bring in fresh air and then definitely reduce the cooling load again. So so what you'd want to do. John is have someone. Come out there. i zeke scott scott if you know a cost per square foot difference to go. Fiberglass is to go a foam versus fiberglass. But when you go to do that you're gonna wanna call in. Hvac person and they'll do a load calculation right guys and determine how condition that space thanks to covert and how prices have gone up on. Everything i would. I would hate to speculate on price so we would recommend john. Just make a quick phone call to austin installation. They will be able to give you prices because they do both the foam and glass and blown in cellulose so they have a pretty extensive solution set and they would be able to give you a better price information. That's austin like the yeah like the texas cities they do a great job. They did my last house phone. You're happy with it. Oh to put it this way. If you're addict is a traditional it can be one hundred forty plus degrees in the summertime. So it's you know it's worthless for storage spray. Foam it now. It's it's not going to get above eighty eighty five degrees and no win so no dirt dust so it's perfect storage. Yeah yeah okay well We thank you guys for the info and we'll we'll pursue pursue. Your recommendation sounds great job. Thanks for waiting. Wish you look. Thank you and have a great one john. John wraps up. We're about a minute away from a break here. So maga start new topic but when we get back I would like to talk just a little bit about zoning. And made me think of it. As john spoke because people have it well. We'll talk about zoning when we come back and then a couple questions came up. Keep track of these. Things have a humidifier on the furnace. And are there some things we could or couldn't do or should shouldn't do with respect to that during the summer. So we'll talk about that. And then you tickle the topic scott just about the covert impacts and it would be good to understand maybe some timing and planning things that we could or should do with respect to hvac knowing that Lead times could be protect protracted and so on so those would be some things we'll also talk about whatever is on your mind if you call seven four five seven eleven ten seven four five seven hundred ten or go to john. Dave dot com. Click on the questions button. We're gonna take a break and be back to the home depot. Home improvement show with john and dave welcome to the home depot home improvement show with john answering your home improvement questions every saturday on wbz presented by charlotte comfort systems heating and air conditioning at a cost heating cooling and electrical on news. Talk eleven ten and ninety nine three w bt welcome back. It's our number two at the home depot. Home improvement show john and dave. I'm john gordon. I'm seeker costume with the cost of heating cooling and electrical and i'm scott shelter with charlotte comfort systems. Thanks with the skies. We're going to jump right on. The phones zeke got your. I forgot your electrical now to hunt. Yes we will. I mean i've had electrical for you know thirty some years. We just never did Other than a Electrical to their own hvac system. And now we're doing you know generators and electrical repairs as well 'cause for you we. We need technicians. We need technicians and the label for us. Let's talk to Darren darren you are on the home depot home improvement show. How are you this morning. I how can we help there. And yeah We've been in our house. Newton for about a year and a half and the there's a chimney on the roof and But it does not continue on through the roof itself and in through the attic and down through the house. Probably you know between walls and then into the crawlspace. I'm just wondering if that's something that was just left up there for reasons over over the years we did put a metal cap up there normal. I'll i'll let the gentleman comment. I would guess it wasn't put up there or left up there for decorative reasons it was probably left up there because folks did not want to deal with the roof repair. It sounds like they took whatever system. It may have been a fireplace versus tien in hvac or a a furnace a fossil fuel furnace. But they probably didn't want to mess with the roof implications of removing the chimney. Zeke and scott. Is there another reason that that would have been is it. Made out of brick goes down into the attic and stops and doesn't go all the way down into the house. well actually. it doesn't even go i i. I would think that it's probably a brick look alike but not not actual brick. Because that's that's a lot of weight that would be supported by your risk system. Yeah if it israel brick. I would probably remove it if it has no function. Okay well i look in the attic them and all over hundred like where could it have come out and there's nothing yeah the damage or anything and there's plenty of the support beams up there. They're just very curious about that. So here's here's a theory. My son and i will occasionally flip a house and we look at one and in the bath. The the masonry chimney went through the roof came down into the master bathroom and it was very odd configuration and to really make anything worthwhile. The master bathroom at it needed to be bigger and the space that was occupied by the chimney needs to become a closet and so the theory of the case was brace. the roof. were the chimney and eliminate Everything from that point down to make because there had been a fireplace on the other side of the wall that was not in use. It had been sealed up and so now we ended up not by in that house because that was the simplest thing that had happened But but i. I strongly suspect that that's that that's a. That's a potential scenario darren. I i think to to scott's point you may be Wanted to deal with that. Because you're going to have to do some to make sure the flashing stays good and you said you put the cap on it. Which was the right thing to do. As long as the you know the framing underneath the such to support it is a disaster waiting to happen. Probably not but do you wanna think about addressing it. How old is the roof on the house there. I would say probably no more than five or six years. Okay yeah so you got lots of time on that roof yet at did you look down inside of it from above there and Actually i don't recall actually looking down into it because i was focused on getting that cap attached up there because what. I'm trying to what i'm asking. I wonder if it had one clay liner on the inside or if it had to. Clay liners i was gonna say one. So maybe what that was. At one time. They could have heater in the house. That was vinit into it or a furnace and the cross base or maybe even just a water heater. Older house built in the twenties thirties or forties. This is some Six nineteen sixty. So i would. I would go through the crawlspace to see if you can see any evidence of the base of where they built that chimney. And if you if you can't find one Okay then then you could look at your your other options. But i would assume it's probably just a single line chimney. That was not used for fireplace but for taking away fuel exhaust. Okay well. that's the helps to help solve the mystery. Thank you mike. Sort of dare dare. We appreciate the call. Good luck let us know. We're always available at ask. John and dave dot com questions so if if stranger things happen no pun intended. Let's no okay. Thanks guys thanks you too all right that that is that's unusual. Maybe i don't know all right. We're we're close to a break again guys so we're going to go ahead that way folks. This is the home depot home improvement show. We've got lines available at seven. Four five seven hundred ten. That's seven zero. Four five seven eleven ten. Grab a cup. Coffee grab questions. We've got the hvac experts in the house now so heating cooling air conditioning. That's the a topic with the with the experts available. So give us a shout out when we return to the depot home improvement show with john. And dave welcome back. This is the home depot. Home approval joe. John and dave. I'm john gordon. I'm pasta with the heating cooling and electrical and i'm scott shelton with charlotte comfort systems guys. Thanks again. we appreciate. We appreciate you making time for us every single month i was actually wishing i had one of you. I didn't i had my. I do my service thing Twice a year they come out. I've had a really good company views. The same guys really since we moved in so seventeen years. But they sent the new tech this time and he was trying to replace the The uv bulb and one of the units and he's like lennox doesn't stock that anymore and so he gave me a number. He's his go. Buy it online. And i'll put it in unlike no find so i'm hunting a ubale. Go figure anyway question. psych. We go ahead. Email me the part number. I'll do it all right so we wanted to talk about zoning and maybe there were two questions zoning and cycling of a system in another not quite related but talk for a second if you would While we wait. I calls at seven zero four five seven seven ten zoning benefits can you do it anywhere wh what are the benefits zoning and more people think about or what would make you want. His own system is zone. My house we bought last year. We we Purse floors twenty seven hundred square feet. And i like to sleep in a cold room so when i turned it down to sixty five in the summertime cooling twenty seven hundred square feet instead of just the you know the four hundred and fifty five hundred square foot of my bedroom. I see we tore out a one year old system in zoned. It so now. The guest rooms the living area and the master sweeter all on separate thermostats. But you can't do it with any just any equipment because if you have a traditional single stage air conditioner we could do to zones but they have to be almost equal in size and there's some negatives because we have to recycle half the house the other half of that three tons of air is being recirculated back into the return. So it precludes the air and you don't take out as much humidity so we normally recommend zoning with system change or with a newer system that has multi-stage capabilities in the cooling unit. So recognizes that. Hey this is a different scenario and pools more cooling my bedroom and have you know. Have a four tone air conditioner. I'm still running four tons of cooling to cool my. You know five hundred square foot space. So it's not very efficient. But if you had a a modulating or a multi-stage ac unit where it could drop down to a lower capacity to match where the blower is going to drop down to a lower capacity just to feed my bedroom now. You have a very smart system. It's a lot more energy efficient that way. I mean your your houses twenty-five lights which is and maybe one or two thermostats you know it's a. It's a lot more expensive to run that. Ac than it is the earn. Sixty or eighty watt lightbulb. But still turned it. I get i. I'm tracking with you so i started to Down another path. That i wanted to spend a minute on because i was reading in. It was the scenario i was reading was clearly a challenge. Were system was too big for for the space that it was cooling because it was cycling it would go on and they would get you know the the house cool but it always felt damp ish In in the house and the air conditioning just never ran long enough so clearly it's cycling and cycling is a function of as we said a fourteen unit cooling a space where a three ton or or or smaller is is appropriate. Here's my question so you have a brand new system. You didn't choose a kosta heating and cooling or charlotte comfort systems and it was incorrectly sized. Because i didn't do a load calculation but you just spent a bunch of money on it. How can you fix that. Can you dump that cold somewhere. What do you do well there. There are some ways to relieve it. But you know the american way. Is you know bigger is better than that. That doesn't work when it comes to air conditioning. If if we did a load calculation and it was three point two times we would use the three ton not the three and a half ton because we want the unit to run longer to take out the humidity it. If we put in four tone in that scenario you could actually have You know bacterial growth problems in the house and in the ductwork because you're not running the equipment long enough to remove that mitigating And that's the that's the you know. An air conditioner doesn't put cold air in your house. It takes out the heat right. If it can't run long enough to take out that heat and its byproduct which is moisture. It's always gonna be uncomfortable in your house. i don't really have a scenario. For how would we fix an oversize unit other than having the contractor that installed it who did not do a loop calculation. His mistake what so. Here's a dumb question. If could dump cold air somewhere. I know you can't just dumping crawlspace moisture issues there as well but is there a way to to dump some cold air somewhere so it doesn't all history house and then could that be i. I wouldn't recommend it but you you could run a duck to. Do you know if you wanted to go to the to the gable into the house and put up a register. That has a a motorized damper. That will open and close. So you don't let in hot humid air cold air and herds and critters but you wouldn't dump it in the addict crawlspace right just because now you're making issues with the huge temperature change so i guess the moral of the story is get a load calculation every time and they've gotten so much easier the where you say. Yeah that's what's going like. Scott sake i mean you can do a load calculation in just a couple of minutes With the all the programs that we have now. So i mean you've seen the software that the roofers us with google earth images to tell them how many squares roofs we've got a program that does something very similar with. Okay let's see. let's. Let's get jim on the line here. Jim's got a question. Jim good morning. You're on the home depot. Home show with john and dave. How are you this morning oil. Good morning jim air I don't know if y'all remember the i called last year. Some time and I had a new air conditioner put in my home and it was too big an air conditioning. And i had called you guys You know getting your recommendation and stuff and so anyway. I had three different air conditioner. Companies come out and tell me that the four time that they had put in was too big I went to attorneys But i ended up taking the small claims court in this company. Came out right after they got served came out but a three ton at my house and they worked beautifully there. So there you go. So there's there's another calculation you can do. Yeah and i got a supposedly. He told me. I'm really getting much better. Unit i had to lennox Or ton to stage compressor now they put in a three ton inferred inverted package Lennox and furhter. Y'all either put in eighteen or exit. Twenty yes that one. You got a much better unit. Yeah yeah that's what he told me so. But anyway i'd say i heard you will talk about that and They definitely didn't do a low. They just pulled out an old four tons so they put a new four ton in and and it was on and off every six minutes and it it cooled the house but Two quick and it just wasn't right but there's another part of this scenario that that is often overlooked. Where's the unit that you had. That could have been the right size for your house because every time we match the equipment together there's a different capacity. There's a different sensible to latent ratio and some of the brands used to be really poor sixty to sixty five percent sensible too late and where a lot of our lennox equipment is eighty to eighty five percent of the total output of the unit to the sensible load and know it. Sounds like i'm talking gibberish. But there's been many a time that we took out a fourteen unit and put back at three on unit because the unit was just that much more efficient and had a better ratio. I i had stayed up quite a bit on it. Because you know. I was prepared to do Litigation in And the to tech came out. And this is a big. Jim jim jim. I'm sorry we are like right up against the break. I'm put you on hold just in case we gotta finish something. But we've got to sneak away for a break Gyms the the home improvement the home depot home improvement show. Which on a date gonna take a break. Give us a call. Seven four five seven seven ten. Will chapman return from these important messages. Welcome back. This is the home depot home improvement show at john day by john gordon across the heating cooling and electrical and i'm scott hamilton with charlotte comfort systems. All right seven four five seven who ten seven four five seven. Oh eleven ten is our number. We talked about zoning. We talked about just the problem with cycling and got you know the validation from jim. Yeah they really. The best solution is fix it even if even if a lawyer or is is involved. the The whole cova thing has been just playing havoc with supply chain for a year and these didn't get helped by any of the winter storm stuff. But i'm wondering. I not panic peddling or just trying to be practical and plan a little bit because usually age of heating and cooling system. You can kind of say. Hey i'm it year fifteen might be time for me to start shopping because even if it doesn't you know crash and burn you're going to get efficiencies and stuff like that are there. Are there supply chain impacts. That would cause someone to say. Hey let's plan a little bit sooner on changing something out you. Yeah we've had some problems as far as getting equipment of is pretty much behind us now but it you know. We had a hard time getting equipment for for for a few months. this year. The thing that they're having problems with right now is The ships that going into the Thermostats these terms computerized thermostats and availibility on some of the storm recesses. Forty low is We've had some issues into the weight room to get you know thermostats stash so And that's going to be. That's one of those kind of universal things right so it's not like you can just say hey goes switch brands or do whatever because they all manufactured typically well there's a they're also telling us that Come this summer that there will be shortages on popular sizes of air conditioning. But you know the last month two of the major. Hvac manufacturers raise their prices in. it wasn't a small price increase and next month Quite a few others including lennox is having a price increase so there is some motivation that if you need a new system and unless you want to pay more now it'd be a really good time to look at swap in that equipment out. Okay all right not a political announcement so to speak to advertisers just prudence. I think before we move on. Let's get Willy willy good morning. You're on the home depot home improvement show john and dave. Are you a question about work. Like your name is about twenty years old and several months ago. Some critics the house and consequently We're not getting heat or air in two of our rooms or question is what should it calls to replace. don't work someone told me you can almost by get it because your body's much is a new unit. Well a lot of factors. It's really tight. And which extends the amount of time that would be required if the rest of the duck is in good shape and you just have a couple of ducks that were impacted I would just do a really good. You'd want to do an inspection on the rest of the ductwork. But if it's all relatively sound i would just fix the problem and continue on okay. Does the question don't work. Should be against replaced when you know. There's a lot of factors you know if your crawlspaces moist that can shorten the life of the of the ductwork and create other issues long-term with the house. But it's not really a blanket. Answer we'd want to look at it to give you an honest opinion On the top of duckworth you have if you had to some ductwork duct board for instance which is just fiberglass Sheets that are Cut in Made into rectangle or With fiber glass Don't think to last and if it's twenty some years old You probably you know need to look at it But scott was saying you know. There's so many different scenarios how tied it is on the house which How much of the ductwork is that. It's mole Work within you know branch lines or is it a alone line. That goes the whole length of the house of all of that has something to do with the cost and then willie just one thing. I heard you say that you said hey. Someone told you that replacing the duct could be offensive or or or could be so much that it's just better to replace the unit it you know that like replacing the unit still doesn't solve the problem where the critters got right now. I'm having trouble hearing you guys. I'm hanging up and let you finish. Okay advise me. But i do. Enjoy your show willie. We're glad you called a we'll take a minute and just kind of recap real quick. So willie's question was about. How much did it cost. Zeke and scott you guys said hey there's so many factors what's what is. How much ductwork is there. How tight is it. Can we access it very easily and be done in x. amount of time or are we crawling into really tight spaces and it takes x. Times you know two or three to make it happen. So that's a factor whether you need to replace all the duct work at willie or just the sections that were bad is a is a bit of a variable based on the type of duct work. That's in there now is duct board. That's just taped together to assemble or fabricated onsite or is it manufacturer duck docked. The third piece is an inspection makes sense because read than do the expensive replacement of all of that It may be enough to just say. Hey here's where the critters do their damage and things are not good and replace that so. These guys are pretty a modest. But i'll go ahead and suggested each one of them. Just shout a number out and guys will you can make a phone call zeke. What's your number please for kosta. Seven or four five to seven one. Eight eight nine or a pasta. Inc dot com and then scott seven zero four three six six one six six one or charlotte. Comfort systems dot com. Thank you you guys. Rock iran. pass the break. We're gonna take it. This is the home depot home improvement show and we will be back after these messages. Welcome back this is the home depot home improvement show with john and dave. I'm john gordon. I'm scott shelton charlotte comfort systems. I'm kosta kostecki cooling and electrical guys. Thanks again for being with us. And thanks for being a resource for david and for me. It's very difficult to sometimes give some level of confidence to folks if you don't know who you're talking about or who you can safely refer. We're very grateful for the partnership at that. You guys bring us in in integrity that will bring to the industry just real quickly. I never thought of this. But i i saw a question Not unusual to have a humidifier system integral with your your heating system for the wintertime. Which means there's some sort of water supply going into that system. Should that be cut off. During the summer. I mean well. The only humidifiers use steam generally right. Yeah they're they're very smart. They're wired into the furnace knows whether it's in heating or cooling mode so it it would not bring on the The unit or operate unless a or dry in the house and be the unit were in the heating mode. Okay and and i get the steam pieces other versions out there. But there's really no need to to this kind of funky little elf typically to to cut off. You wouldn't do that. There's no need to do that not anymore. I mean years ago. You had Some of the Humidifier said actually it was just a pan of and the water would just sit in that panel. All you know all summer summer long. But that's not the case anymore. I don't think there's any any of those left out on the field in the more you know twenty twenty year. Old humidifiers okay. I just wondered. I had never given a ten seconds of thought and i was reading through some questions. And they're like well. Should i turn off my the water supply so the answer is no. Don't sweat it the other thing that i was reading on. I won't tell you what the headline was because it's a little weird but there was a conversation about blocked refrigerant lines. What i'm guessing you would pick that up on on a regular inspection. But what would cause that to happen or main reason i guess would be. When you're when you have to solder these lines together really high temperatures to catch them to the coil or to the outdoor unit. You're supposed to run a small amount of nitrogen through those lines. Two to purge. Because when you you'll get scaled that'll come off the inside of that copper. When you heat it and you wanna blow it back out. If that's not done that scale could actually block. You're okay metering device. You're orifice your expansion valve. Okay and then. I'm guessing with the new refrigerants. That's probably even more critical because you're running smaller lines higher pressure right. I mean at the end of the day that that mistake in the install could create a problem for any refrigerant okay. I couldn't figure out why be blocked. Can i was understanding. Why the wide condensate line would get blocked and we talk about cleaning that running clorox. That's done is part of your your routine maintenance check. But i couldn't figure out why the wia charge line would be blocked all right. Thank you for that clarification. So less less question we phone lines seven zero four five seven eleven ten seven four five seven eleven ten. Are people asking our customers asking for different things in. Hvac of covid whether that's occupying the house differently or or are you seeing trends. That are changed as a function of covid. Yeah i mean. We've installed a lot more air purification devices in really high efficiency. Air cleaners zeke. And i both installed the phenomenal air. Which that i've got in my house it just doesn't amazing job of killing odors and contaminants in organic compounds and it actually kills germs on. Hard surfaces like countertops. It's basically just fills your house with plasma ions okay. So that's the cold plasma technology all talk about yes right. Okay and What is it called phenomenon or you say that was going to say the brand that we used to most of the phenomenal air brand and i think that we go ahead the ozone not going to say it's far from cova dis- you know we've had a lot more people starting to use the bonus room or the room over the garage and for years has been uncomfortable. Now they're started looking. You know maybe putting a Immediate split in there so they can control the temperature but justice houston and more because he's in office So sony his have you come into a little bit and then many split As well scott scott nice spent a bunch of time on one show going down the mini split thing. What is just in a minute. Summarize what that is because it's good jargon in the industry but maybe not what everybody understands basically a small unit you can say like a like a window unit that goes on the wall in that one room and but instead of bringing in in the windows discuss on the wall and then you run refrigerant lines the outside unit so you control that one room by itself and then it handles the condensate. I guess following the same that following the refrigerant lines right. Okay okay so so you can do a small space without having to rethink do a new load calculation or replace a size up a system to accommodate the new space. You can just condition that space independently in the great thing about the mini splits. Is there modulating. So they're like our eighteen twenty or twenty eight year. Ac's heat pumps where it's not a fix capacity can give you thirty percent capacity or one hundred and ten percent capacity so it is just amazing the way that they work. It only gives you as much as you need versus working at one output. All the time now but so. So that's because that's driven by sensing or like is that that's between the thermostat and the unit on. How do it no. But it builds its own algorithm cadillac of like most of the thermostats that we use now and it'll basically build its own profile of how long it takes to bring up the temperature at a given indoor temperature and it's got a d. c. inverted compressor which means kind of like a cordless drill the more you pull the trigger. The more it puts out so so. It's not complicated. All they have to do is control. The voltage in that controls the output. So they're not a piece of equipment to be afraid of for what it would cost to fix or take care of over the years because with that inverted dc compressor in the dc. It's just gonna last longer okay. So cost of acquisition reasonable definitely better than replacing a whole system cost of ownership. Very good correct is and then you just gotta be oh cool hanging on the wall. I guess what they they also make them go along the baseboard or go flush in the ceiling. Oh yeah i was saying the wall just to compare it to a window unit but yet they have walked wall. Mount to have a floor amounts to have ceiling mount so definitely definitely as folks convert spaces to accommodate. You know home learning and stuff like that. It's it's definitely an option to consider very cool. Oh i'm just paying attention to the clock here. Gentlemen we've completed another two hours. I am most grateful. We are most grateful. Offer the partnership that we have. If you guys in the good care that should take a bus and of our listeners. So thanks for being with us again. This week folks. This is the home depot home improvement show with john and dave. We're glad that you're with us. This week We hope it was as informative for you as it was enjoyable for us and david and i like to remind you at the end of each show that we think that the most important kind of home improvement that you can make is to make your home. A happier place to live in is everything else is going on this week. Don't forget to work on that project and we'll see you next week. We'll return to the home depot home improvement show with john and dave.

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"Ads in wbz news. Welcome to the home depot home improvement show which answering your home improvement questions every saturday on wbz presented by charlotte comfort systems heating and air conditioning at a cost heating cooling and electrical on news. Talk eleven ten and ninety nine three. Wbz's morning everybody. Welcome to the home depot. Home improvement show. Which on a day. I'm john gordon. I'm dave deauville. Good morning dave. How are you buying my friend. How are you believable. I'm really really like revved up. You know why pot of coffee all that to not quite yet working on it now. Today's a big day. For me i am. I'm doing the hugh jackman look contest. And i've got a chance here. You snowball's chance in hell. It's all good. It's all good. It's all good lots to talk about this morning. No sir I like i'm polite. I hope you had a good week. Probably busy right. Yes busy busy busy. That's good though. Keeps me out of trouble or did too we're to i had a chance to You know we're doing That harvard joint center thing that i always learn a ton of stuff from from those guys A lot of really smart people in me. It's it's good and we had our spring conference lot lot of good information there so that was that was fun with things are busy and we're grateful for that. We're very grateful for that. This morning i thought We'll talk about whatever our callers want to talk about at seven zero. Four five seven eleven. Tenths seven oh four five seven hundred eleven ten and give us a call we will. We'll talk about what's important to you. I took a little bit of a focus. David though on our on our of thematically topic in it and we these things folks or they just implode depending on what y'all wanna talk about. There's been plenty of time. We put something together and and y'all have questions and so we go for it so don't be bashful but i took a deeper dive on cleaning because it is spring cleaning time. I know in our house. It's you gotta do the pollen off the window sills and clean screens in cleaned the windows. And and all that stuff and there's an embarks pretty much a neat freak anyway so our house stays really clean and fact my son in law will joke about it. He's not the brightest boy anyway. Nice good i took a deeper dive into a couple of things to think about for spring cleaning and we'll our spring cleaning this year. Be different just as a function of covid and or should it be and so i've got like nine different things to think about and we'll talk about them how we deal with them. In the worst case scenario it'll just be a good review and the best case scenario Will make some. Maybe some adjustments to To how we how clean this spring we'll do. Our product of the week actually works out really good home. Depot has some things that are tied nicely into Into our cleaning concepts and then we'll look at some Some cool stuff We'll do our tip of the week from two thousand and see if it's still legit. E e mails but most importantly will take a call from john right now john. Good morning you're on the home depot home improvement show. How are you this morning. find a new and you guys were great okay. I've got a couple of questions for you. But before i wanted to tell you that i use the seal create on our. We've got the aluminum Outdoor furniture. that's probably ten years old guest. Ed very very weather faded. The furniture looks like brand new louisville. Right it's it's nice we do. We use it every year on some older furniture we have and we just purchased some newer furniture to go around her pool. So i think we're gonna be using that as a protected. How long does that does that finish. Stay on there. I know i did one piece last year and it still looks very good This year. Although i did recode it again. Yeah it's probably a good idea. It just depends on how much sun it gets. So if it's an all day sun You can you can almost plan to do it annually or every eighteen months something like that. That's kind of what i found with our stuff okay. We have a southern exposure of last patio in our patio. Our current patios. Well so That's that's what the plan on. In that works great man works good on shudders and gutters and all kinds of things. Okay we had a A new railing put up last year on our outside deck very pretty. It's say it's got aluminum. Top and bottom but with glass slats. In between we're we're on we live on the lake and we got a great view I wonder if there's a product that you would recommend that we clean that with all the. The glass stays amazingly clear. I was thinking about just using soap and water and then coating it with rain ex. Yeah that would be a windshield with that makes sense. Yes because it'll be easy to wash or rinse off a once. It once it gets dirty and your possible issue right exactly. so yeah. that's it's a great plan. Okay and they also you know. They make other products too. But i think they're all silicone based like Like rain x. Okay all right and then Per your recommendation. I've been I haven't been able to reach the company. Let's a dirt dogs do it. I've got a now. I know they're they're very busy. Their message says Do you have anybody you can else you can recommend. I've got a water. Management problem a large circular driveway. Catch all the water and deposited and deposits it in the one place and it just. It's a wearing away then soil at that point and i need to create. Have somebody builds. I'm thinking like a swail their right to soften that another in a way to to to slow that water down or a catch basin or something. Any you know really. I want to say any any landscaper. Any landscaper. that has A little bit of equipment to be able to do that so someone that it's going to be someone that manages Beyond just cutting grass trimming shrubs. You're going to need a full service landscaper. Even someone that does hard gapes. i know. Metro metro green. Scape used to do some drainage in they they were they were pretty good at. It may have recommendation john. We're going to put you on hold for one second and just make sure we get. You fixed up. We snuck past our break here. I'm not managing the clock. Well this morning hang tight for. Just one second. Okay thanks so much folks. This is the home depot home improvement show with john. And dave. we're gonna take a little break and be right back. welcome back. This is the home depot home improvement. Show john on don gordon. I'm dave deauville. And we've had john patiently waiting to break we're ring backup working on ways to move dirt to move the water john. Thanks for waiting through the break. I think you were just sharing with john. That a good for getting after the challenge where the water setting but perhaps Metro green scape. Yes and their hi john. I did a quick search and it was Yard drainage charlotte and Several folks popped up metro. Green gapes was right there in the top so check that in in that way you can get you can get a call two or three of these folks in the in a. If they're not too busy you could probably get someone out there. Okay we'll give. We'll give them a try as well. One final question. If i might we've got a large deck in the back of the house facing the lake and maybe this will be the third or fourth summer on a on a transparent stain that we've put on this definitely weathered my wife and i decided we don't want to continue to do that. Treats that deck with staying all the time so we're just going to let it continue to weather but we treat it with two heavy coats of cedar side. Sure your recommendation. How long can we expect that That product to to hold up on our on our deck. You know they call it a lifetime treatment. But i see other language in their in their website. Sometimes that talks about ten years seven years I think you'll i think you'll be good for a good while it probably. I think it probably lasts longer on fences and like that than it does where it's constantly being pounded with Water and setting water Which is is is probably what happens because it it doesn't allow it to absorb it it. It just sits there so eventually you would think that it may. It may break down to a point. I can't imagine that it would ever wash all of it of the would he could test that though couldn't he just with a waterdrop tests You can you can always do that. And and see how its holding up some things that i've been involved with we. We treated an entire deck. One time with the that we clean. We know i normally don't get involved in that but it was for a long time customer and after we after we washed and and Finished the deck. We see we put cedar shield waited and then we. We painted the deck with Some type of sealer. Anyway we discovered when we were finishing. The the stringer on the stairs was rotten and we couldn't see it. It was buried in the ground. It wasn't done properly so having to tear the stairs off and rebuild them. Well we were cutting up some of the lumber to dispose of it and smaller pieces and you could smell the cedar shield coming out of the product as we cut it up so it was just another deal. Just made a believer out of me. Even more about the product and how much soaks in that deck was Treated with stain that we put it on there that that we applied the cedar shield too so i think it's it was deep. It was all the way through. You could smell it all the way through that board interesting okay. Well we We enjoy your show very much in always appreciate your advice. Well thanks for calling. John eight john one more one more thing to check the check. Home depot's website You can go on there and find seal crete. They make a heavy duty. I bought five gallons of it A while back because we treated a bunch of aluminum windows on a house with a But it's a heavy duty. And i think what is it. Has it has more solids in it. So you pay a little bit more per gallon for the product. But i think it might last longer and i think it has a pretty good shelf life as well. Yeah we use the original arisen for so they. They have a website that you can see all their products but home depot. I happen to find that product. So i bought that and it's pretty good pretty good stuff okay. We'll we'll check it out. I mean thank you john. Thank you guys all right. We are well into it. Seven four five seven. Oh eleven ten seven oh four five seven eleven ten talking about what's On your home improvement. Mind this saturday morning. Should be a good day for outdoor projects. Yes are you guys. Were going to be good at spin out. Yeah delightful down here. Yeah we're headed down to lake watery. We're going to go help randy. Our friend over empire cargo lines We helped him put a couple of water softeners in his at a lake house. He has actually as to house. They did another one. That's an airbnb. And they're doing pretty well with that It's not started taj mahal but he said people come from all over to rent that little house and they're out in the middle of nowhere. It's fifty miles from my house so but it's nice to be what a beautiful piece of property he has over there and it's a gorgeous lake. That's for sure awesome we. Let's take a dive into the cleaning stuff that we talked about. And some places that the the cleaning might be appropriate that we haven't thought about in the past or part of what what you and i've talked about for twenty six whatever years My way of cleaning. But something came up. If you think about covid and under i'm not gonna be gross but i'm gonna be direct right so thinking about keeping clean places that maybe look. I am not a germaphobe and norm. I like hey kovin. Nineteen and the world should cease to exist but i think you should be cautious and prudent. I think you should take some extra care where extra care is appropriate and one of the things that i was i looked at here. Think about. I don't know what's what it's like in your coffee maker at home. I know when we worked in a small office and didn't have those the little fancy machines that just kind of do the instant bruin stuff for you had a coffee pot there and people used it It didn't all. I used to go in early and i would clean the thing and you know it all down but if you think about it it it didn't get always. The best attention was hot water. It'll kill germs right. Sure but i think a coffee maker might be a place that you would take a minute and really give it a very thorough cleaning and depending on what your waters like do the cleaning thing to get the sediment like the vinegar cleaning whatever they talk about right so so clean and coffee pot a little extra might be a place to think about. But here's one that like. If you do this you'll be like oh am g. the keyboard on your computer. Yeah just take that little bad thing and put the keys down toward the desktop. Whatever and give it a few good taps and if you wanna be delighted put something dark on the desk top so that you can see everything that comes out of that keyboard i. What is that a pop tart. Now we have a new nephew. I just built one from and a small dog. It's it's disgusting but that would be a good place. I mean there's probably you can get the canned air. Clean it out. But i don't i don't blow it i use it. I just take a turn. The computer off so i don't type something in with the is an upholstery brush with vacuum cleaner. Okay and that works pretty well. Aside is hit the screen and hit all of that. And then you know you just wipe it off. After you're done skin i and i don't know i mean i'm not talking about sanitizing and stuff like that i'm just saying tumbleweeds out and you might find that you computer speed is better. I don't know i'm not a technology guy. The other place. That i think is a whole new meaning to sticky. Keita's yeah maybe actually you can take those little keys off. But i ain't going to go through all that. I'll probably break something. But the next place. I think merits attention and david. This is not news to our regular listeners. We've talked about this before but the garbage disposal. Yes right and we'll we're going to be right up on a break here. So i won't get into lengthy lengthy but there's a couple of things that that you can do from garbage disposal. The we would say. Hey forget about whether it's cove it or not just a couple of things that actually will make it run better as well and and and save some headaches even some potential plumbing headaches or or keep do maintenance kind of thing. So we'll talk about that. We'll talk about all kinds of other stuff. We've got plenty of lines. Open this morning where it seven. Four five seven hundred eleven ten seven zero four five seven eleven. You can always go to ask john. And dave dot com. Click on questions button. Send us a question that way. We're always happy to answer those questions. And we're going to answer more questions when we return to the home depot home improvement show with john and dave welcome back. This is the home depot home improvement. Show i'm john gordon. I'm dave deauville. Lines open seven four five seven eleven ten seven zero four five seven eleven ten. Give us a shout. We want to chat with you about what's important to you. We were headed down the half the cleaning david. I didn't mention that we will take emails to i. Presume we'll do that right but we're talking about cleaning and the garbage disposal and david. There's a couple of things that I know that you do. I think it's just a a very good practice. When when you're talking about cleaning out the garbage disposal chat about that for second place Think the main thing you can find a lot of this right in the directions but Just ice dumping some ice every once in a while is that never happens at our house. 'cause we use so much of it But you could dump it in the disposal in you grind it up and it helps knock off debris may build up on the disposal. We normally don't have to do that because our things john. We use a lot of hot water down the drain especially in the kitchen. We'd let it run if dump hot water from boiled something Will dump that hot water down with a little bit of soap. That just really helps. Keep that that kills any bacteria. That's in their first of all because at water so high and in the soap will help loosen up Any grease we use dawn in ours. But i know other soaps probably work as well so And that and then I've also seen Through my life. I've watched people put lemons whole limited ryan's in whole oranges in there. That will also help knock some stuff off but it also will sweeten a little bit. You just have to be careful in the summer about fruit flies. I i do. I would never waste an entirely good lemon or orange. Well i think people use it. And then i've been known to have an adult beverage which would include a lemon slice that to kill also helps clean. Offs does but once again. Let's waste not want not spell uses. Don't tell me you lick the limonov off before you put it in there to that one at you. The shots Okay the seven zero four five seven eleven ten. We have lines open. That is a good thing. But here's Not too much ice little bit a little bit of time a little bit of time right you can actually grinded up and then you have an ice jam and they're also you. Can you got the hot water. Part of their sure. Sure and that's that's good. And then i guess while we're talking about the cleaning less also dispension. Some no knows with heavy fibrous things if you grind them you cannot do it all at once and i see this pretty often talk. Oh yeah cabbage. Any any type of heavy vegetable cucumber peels. If you have a lot of them you have to feed that slowly through the disposal you know and if kellyanne it's some it's really kinda good. My grandmother used to throw that stuff out in the the birds came. Got it i. I don't i don't i don't put anything like that in the garbage. Suppose now we're on a septic system also right so you gotta be careful there but But i don't i you know sometimes. Rules is put on like no dude over the garbage of putting that thing and throw it in the garbage. We're not putting down the garbage and of course you can also put it in your compost bins. Yes yes although. I just had mine filled in with what i read did it so now i use my neighbors. He's cool with it. Let's see Let's we got a couple of minutes. Let's talk to bob bob. Good morning how are you this morning. Good morning how you doing today. We stellar so i've got a half bath And for whatever reason. I'm getting like must be mildew smell it. I don't see any water or anything like that and i've cleaned i clean. You know clean is necessary basically but even after cleaning i still get a little bit. Musky mildew smell i'll get. There was some sort of product out there. You could probably put it there to kind of keep it down something like that. Well so tell us like is in and toilet is it like. Is there a tub in their toilet in a In a pedestal sink. Okay and then. How often does pesto sink. It used probably dot wants to dave. Okay okay we usually when we have like a half bath or something like that trample dry out and because it doesn't get used a lot and and and then it'll it'll get that funky smell The other thing. David is possible is he could be just suck in a trap dry it just a little bit to those enough to be all the way out so a little bit of venting issues like a when you flush the toilet there If it if you have a little bit of blockage in the vent or or inadequate venting then It'll draw some of the water out of it'll create a vacuum and it'll draw some of water out of the trap in the sink. And now you've got a little bit of the sewer. Gas musty. smells sneaking back in Other than that. I think if it's just surface cleaning And you get a mildew smell. I would give it a very thorough cleaning and then wipe everything down with concrobium because can can chromium c. o. n. c. r. o. b. I m Just because it It will encapsulate any residual spores and that may be helpful. David what i miss. I think that's about right at the only other thing it could be as is is potentially a bad wax ring. Have you just wouldn't go in that bathroom next time. Just kinda grab the toilet. You grab it back by the by the where the where. The seat connects That's the strongest about the strongest point of the toy. And just grab it and just see if you can wiggle it. It all see if it's the smell smells molin coming from the sink area. Nestle toil resurrect okay. So the so i would. I would say check. The only thing that is is you may end up with a plumber out there just to see if there's any venting issue but the other place. It could give you trouble that i didn't think about. There's an overflow drain in there may or may not be if there isn't overflow the little hole you know in the part of the sink that's closest to your belly when you're when you're in there you can get some funk in there and so poor and some hot water little bleeds a little bit clock. Yeah absolutely yeah korac yes. Yep that'll do it so you just take a funnel just just poor little bit down in there it all goes back to the drain anyway. So but but yeah you could certainly do that and then I still check that toilet. Even though you smell it over there just make sure. The toilets not lose. Sometimes the wax ring can be broke loose. It's not leaking. But it's allowing sewer gas back in the room all right appreciate it. Thank you very manic. You appreciate it. Bob have a good one. Stay safe nancy. We see you out that we gotta take a little break and we'll be back to get your questions so don't go away folks. This is the home depot home improvement. Show we're going to take a break and be right back with these important messages. Welcome back this is the home depot. Home improvement show dave. I'm john gordon. I'm dave deauville and seven four five seven. Oh ten seven four. Five seven zero eleven. Ten is the way to chat. We're gonna talk to nancy right now. Good morning you're on the home depot home improvement show. Are you guys good morning. I'm great I have a question for you. I had a paper patio and solve a few years back. And now i've got moss growing all between the pavers Is that something that should be removed. And if so what do i use to remove it with. You should remove it because as it grows it could grow down in there and I it can. It could actually get some routes down there and maybe cause it to separate push apart So i i think really i mean. There's there's multiple things out there that say that it. It kills moss. But really i think just a a light pressure washing If it's significant your david you're going to have to move your i. I think so. And i think you get someone out there with a what's better than than just a want is is a surface cleaner so looks like a little lawnmower they push around okay and that what that does is it. It really keeps the keeps. The pressure keeps the water coming out of the jets and the pressure at the same distance. So that you an even cleaning but it's a safe distance and then they also make attachments for one that you can adjust to keep the tip away so that you don't take the top of the pavers because that's what we that's what we don't wanna do you. If you wanted to tackle this nancy yourself you could go buy a surface cleaner. They're not super expensive. And they attached to the ear of the wand on your pressure washer. It's not as tricky as the ones that have the wheels and stuff on it. But but you could do that yourself. And then i the though the only challenge david i think for nancy is when she does that she she may knock some of the sand out of those joints yet dependent on. What's in there for sure. And because even. I think i had some elastic eric sand in mind and when i cleaned i had the same challenge. Nancy where on the north side. I had some oscar. And i cleaned it all out a couple of years ago and then i went back and i read. I redid the elastomer merrick sand in the joints. And so see what happens and then you may have somebody come out and take a look at that and maybe send your money on replacing that versus spending the money on pressure washing what you may be able to do yourself right and then i think to john is the sealer. Oh yes yes so let. Let's let's talk about adding sealer on top of these pavers After the sand is done. The polymer saying you. Can you can actually apply sealer over top of these pavers which is going to go down on the joints that will also eliminate it won't totally eliminate it but it will it will certainly make it easier to clean up the next time and it also helps bond the sealer a little bit better to the to the pavers and kind of creates almost not not really a whole surface but it almost makes it all one one surface and can i just buy that sealant at home depot you. Do you just need to buy a seal. That's that's four pavers and then you have to decide if you want a gloss semigloss or a matte finish. It depends on the look. Remember the the shiner. It is the slippery the more slippery it can become. Okay okay great. Well you have been very helpful. I really appreciate it job and we're glad you called. Thanks so much. have a good weekend. I'm david one of the things that we talk about in cleaning is i'm thinking back to the call about the the mole the smell and clean and things and so on and i i ran across a product that i'm gonna just go ahead and call our home depot product of the week. I don't know if that qualifies. Not but there's a new tone bath event and it's it's pretty cool in that it has It has led light on it. So you know that's great but it also has an ultra violet light on it for now. Look it's not. it's not the same kind of thing as you put in your hvac system. And so on. And i don't know like how that gets rated but it looked to me like hey. This is looks nice. It's not crazy expensive. And why not right. So you get the led benefits from a light fixture so very efficient lighting. But also this this ultra violet protection. I haven't seen that it. It just came across analyst of new products. I don't even think that it's that new but i can't tell But i thought well. Now there's that's because it's not hard you don't have to rethink things rewire things and you get a little extra bump benefit from the ultra vile thing so worth checking out. That's what i'm gonna call anyway The other let's see. I wanna make sure i don't lose their callers here. I moved my call screen. Sorry So so let's talk about. Here's his unusual places that you should think about cleaning and it's not unusual but refrigerator. What about hitting the gaskets. This is like an amazing thing to me but like we have a lower drawer. Freezer you know that you pull out And i keep my coffee in one spot. I keep it in the freezer. 'cause i don't know that convinces me that somehow stays fresher. I really don't know if that's true. But i can't figure out how coffee jumps from a sealed container into the base of this shelf and pull out drawer but it does. I open it up on the counter. Put the coffee machine on the counter. Closing up on the counter and put it back in the freezer and every two weeks. I gotta clean that. Dang thing because it's got a little coffee grounds and parv doesn't like that How's that happen anyway. Aside from that mystery. That's a really good place to to pay attention and there's some. There's some reasons to do that. Also i think they have it because We've talked about probably not from that shelf scenario but keep in the base of your freezer clean because particles get down and then they can clog up the drain right. Yes on the first frost and then you got then you have some ice forming in the refrigerator and or the freezer whatever so so that's a place to get in empty it out and you don't even necessarily have to turn it off but but i would argue that as you do a spring cleaning. That might not be on the top of your list of things to tackle and perhaps it would be a good one to think about so there Why we're one other thing quickly. And that is The dryer events. Yes and that's that's as much a safety thing as anything else and And so david. How do you do that. I mean i was looking. I found a brush thing on the home depot website for less than twenty bucks. Yes i gotta be careful. If if you don't have metal fence right you do in your really. It's really for hard pipe. It's not for the if you have metal flax behind the dryer you can use it on that. But if it's the lightweight stuff you can have a problem you're really better off just to take the the flex off take it outside and you can run any type you can. You can kinda squash it back up so it's not so long and you can run a any type of a long brush through it so they make a coil brush for refrigerators and they also make dryer. Brushes you kinda spend that around in there and then blow it out or vacuum it out about four inches in and it's just yes the duct itself. I have one with flexible lines that you put on your drill yup exactly and just pay attention to the directions because it tells you when you use that now you can only go about eight feet with that particular piece. I think john has extensions on it. But yeah it's the flex to two four six eight. I think there's four of them in mind sound right and so you go you basically run it through and it tells you to make sure you tape the sections together with little piece of duct tape or masking tape. Because they screw together. You never reverse the drill because it will come unwound in your debt and then it's inside there and then you have to take your dryer duct apart so That works if you're if you're not confident of that. Just just go ahead and call someone cleans dryer ducks and have it done. It's worth every penny amen. All right we gotta take a break folks. This is the home depot krugman show. You can get us after a break at seven. Four five seven eleven ten. You can always go to ask john and dave dot com. Click on the questions button. Welcome to the home depot. Home improvement show with john answering your home improvement questions. Every saturday on wbz presented charlotte comfort systems heating and air conditioning at a cost heating cooling and electrical on on news. Talk seven ted and ninety nine three. Wbz welcome back. This is the home depot home improvement. Show john and dave. I'm john gordon. I'm dave will give us a shout. We're talking home improvement. Seven four five seven eleven ten seven zero four five seven seven ten. We'll talk about what's important to you. David i wanted to keep the on the on the cleaning jag just a little bit. Is there anything like super urgent that we should look at the email world. No we have. We only have one spent just one today. I haven't answered yet. we'll check it out. We talked about the dryer van I do want to jump back because it's just fun I went back and looked at our tip of the week from may third two thousand six and it's the title of the tip is get your mind in the gutter And it will. It talked about cleaning those dark streak stains that happened on white gutters and we recommended four nine with an abundance of caution not to let the foro nine sit full. Strength on the gutter. For a protracted period as it would actually remove the paint right. Yeah it'll it'll tell you. Actually you know purple power there. You go very very similar to four nine four It's it's a real high alkaline cleaner. It even says on the label that it'll strip paint off of model cars so acrylic paint. So yes you have to be very careful with with those degreasers. Those cleaners but They will they will take the black streaks off with the pain and then. I think we didn't put this on there. But but i think we've added it since then and well i. I just laughed at you. But i was it. You told me you spray car wax up there and yes i and i. I'm getting ready to do it again. On my whole house. I'm going to do the whole outside of the house with the and you use a foam gun on a pressure washer. I used to use a steam cleaner used to have steam cleaner and And you put a hot wax on the glass you put it on the gutters you put it on the sof the facial the even the paint it just helps you be able to clean it easier and water. Course speeds up dirt doesn't stick as well so yeah absolutely so there you go and then is there anything better than four zero nine. That's not quite as caustic There's a product out there. And i cannot remember the name of it for my life. I'm trying to find it now. But there is a there is a cleaner out. There was made just for tiger stripes. They called it For cleaning the gutters. Yeah the tiger stripes off the gutters is what they called it but the I can't. I'll have to find that that the name of that cleaner no no worries i just saw. I just always like you know looking back. How much has changed how much they the same so That's good stuff We talked about all kinds of different things. But let's dive in To some places were were cleaning is kind of maybe sometimes forgotten. We talked about the bath. Fan and the cool You know the home depot product that was led lighting a bath fan in an ultraviolet light. All all in one very easy replacement. That's great but range. Hoods we talk about changing your hvac. Filters we're not going to harp on that we're going to have the are our hvac partners from charlotte comfort systems in kosta heating and cooling in next week. So we'll talk about that. But there are grease filters and range hoods and things like that and they traditionally get neglected. Definitely definitely worth putting on your list of things to clean as as you hit as you do your spring cleaning cleaning solution for that david. What do you what do you use. Well we use a degreaser so something like four nine so good in the sink and put it back in Yes okay yes Then here's one. That was fun. I actually saw a little tip. I can't remember where i saw it. It was in one of the magazines house. Reading i was in a house was one. I think i can't remember. I won't even say it could be incriminating. But i looked up at the ceiling fan and you know how. What's the with on a ceiling. Fan blade maybe four five inches. Yeah this one had to be at least six inches. Four inches of fans blade two inches of dust and crud. It was like man so that so that's bad. you should clean your ceiling fan blades. Just you should just do that. But if it's that bad here's a little trick. Get an oled pillowcase. And pull the pillowcase feeling fan blade and then draw down and get a great idea get two inches of the dust off there before you get after for the rest of it and don't turn the fan on t do all the blades. Because if it's that bad you're gonna be out of bills well and that's that's another place that after you clean it if you if you believe it or not if you wax if you wax those plates the dust is easier to clean up. It usually does stick as well either. You'll still get dust on it but it won't be as bad i. We'll talk about what kind of wax. We gotta take a break here. Folks we've got lines open A seven zero four. I'll give christian. I don't know what's happened with that. He's he's taking a call is so so we'll get we'll take a second but there's there's there's preventive things like the waxing thing and stuff like that all those all those things All those things can be takes a little bit of time like your concrete right. It takes a little bit of time when you first do it. But then boom the next time i go back to clean much much easier. So we'll talk about a couple. Other quick cleaning. Tips will take what questions you have a jeff. We see you out there. We want to make sure that we answer your question. What we're gonna do it right after we take this important breaks they tune. We're coming right back. welcome back. This is china dave. i'm john. I'm david oval open seven four five seven eleven ten seven. Four five seven eleven. Ten give us a call Where were what did we just clean. Gutter shutters the hour and we. I what we were saying like just there. There are some things just like regular automotive wax. Or maybe in some cases furniture wax Would be inappropriate. You know kind after treatment to make cleaning a little bit easier david the other place that you know. It came up as a conversation. We were talking in this in this panel discussion About you know some some of the things from remodeling or building perspective that have changed as a function of covert and and. I don't know that it was a big change. But it's definitely it's definitely like i think made firm or made Pretty conventional this whole concept. Remember when we first started talking about people moving kitchens outside right. So you're outside of every wasn't just grill. It was kind of a built in grill and then it was a girl in refrigerator and then it was. You know lighting electronics televisions and sound systems. And stuff like that There is a there's a great direction or there's a there's a co vid we see are. We saw people really getting into the outdoor kitchen stuff. And if you're going to be at home and you're going to be a family we'd like to hit. You want to have that extra space which is very cool but i would suggest that that brings up a whole set of cleaning challenges in and of itself not just some grease and some things that are different styles stuff but also some just hygiene. Things are health things. We'll dive into that a little bit deeper. Because i don't want i don't wanna keep callers waiting We've got pop pop good morning. You're on the home depot home improvement show. How are you this morning on smaller question by the light fixture we. We work on our church. Parsons doing some Fighting the cetera got a lot fixtures house builder and the And i think it is. It's life in the small bathroom. Got three switches at once for light once for san and i'm not sure what the other four but we got The light wasn't working. We got to fish dan. What could see in side of it and the socket for the ball is loose the caucus so apparently broke so can the can be replaced without doing we doing the whole fixture or have the picture you sometimes you can. You can't depends on how they built the fixture. You can get a replacement socket right david. But it's but it may be riveted in there. Yeah david would you just drill it out what you can do it out and candice drill out. Obviously it needs to be completely disconnected and down. But yeah you can. You can't drill the rivets out if you have a a river and you can rivet it back in And then sometimes you can just you can just buy a another sock and it just depends on how it's attached. Yeah okay yeah. That's never did where i think. By the time you go through all that you could probably find an inexpensive light fixture pop it back up there and and be done with it that would be my recommendation. Honestly pop okay so The the three switches you gotta to waters to Fighting switches is there another life fixture in the room. They fixture goes over the mirror. Evadne which there may have been they may have had a ridgely. The fan may have had a light in it may they may have switched it out to just a just a fan but sometimes they're they've got one got has a light in it all the fan does the. Yeah that's where he's trying to get. The socket replaced all. Its on the fan. Yeah oh i thought was the light fixture itself so do they did did they. Do one would be yeah. They separate them fan light fan light. I don't know Yeah the third one is a combination turn third one on all all they separate the fan in the the. The light are separated so that you can either have the fan on orbit. He's got three switches he's got fan light and a third switch and there's a light over the sink to correct what he said. That's not a separate switch. Yeah that's separate. He doesn't know what the third one while it could have been for a heater. Heat fanlight heat. A heater in the in the unit makes sense. Okay okay the person next good day. Thank you pop. When he wou david popper places that fan light only which is is going to be easier to find than the fanlight heat combination. He can just put a plate over that third switch. And you can get the gang bull switch play triton just you can or you could just disconnect switch and leave it in there. It doesn't have to necessarily be right. Let's see. Let's talk to jeff gordon jeff here on the home depot home improvement. How are you this morning on. Good fellow can you hear me. Okay on speakerphone. We can very good First question you might ask but it's pretty simple I'm looking for an outbuilding. I'm gonna go out shopping today. I'm in shelby. So i'm about thirty thirty minutes from home depot and yes telling you. Do they sell buildings yes he did so i'll try to support your sponsors now. I'll go check them out. That i question about my bathroom. Redo my sub floor in the flooring. i have a finished basement. Which the wonderful thing. I can walk down and look up under my floor. And i'm noticing. I have horizontal floor studs to the td tub. You know my tub laying in the flooring. Scuds are horizontal. It looks like my tub stops about halfway between our almost sixteen inches between stars. I think you joist you're looking up and it's what's hold on the floor up above you in place correct. Yeah okay okay. Six department. That's fine. you're right. Correct okay I'm thinking i might have to remove my tub to do that. Sub floor or cannot build support between the two You can add. You can add a joist to to end the plywood on but it has to go from the entire length so the whatever the other joyce are doing it has to mimic that from one support. Point to the exact exactly but once you do that. And if it's real close then you can you can add onto the joyce the existing joyce but if you have you know six or eight inches you'll just have to add another joist in there. Okay good i was going to be. You know really plan on selling house for years my son but I don't want an inspector communist an easy easy views on coming and say well. This is not the coach. So they're not gonna tear the whole floor back but right right you are not yet. This is probably i had it. Replace five years or so ago. Maybe and i'm gonna redo the cabinets. And i'm putting new toilet in and also it's almost like i'm putting the whole bathroom so today the tub. But i really just didn't more than i just wanted to check in with you guys and see if i was going to be okay. So you're just wanna cut. That sub floor is after saying along the is it rotten right there by the tub. The tub that was replaced evidently was leaking. It was an old house was built in seventy one so it was probably leaking because issues and now i'm to the point. I need to replace all of that. I saw cut right along the edge of the tub. And maybe go under a little bit. If i can you know. Kind of slide. The supplier underneath it Sure that point you have some access from beneath that gives you a little bit of extra if you gotta get yourself some space to slide that extra. Just make sure that the the catch all of what's rotten. Yes okay yeah you good The trick will be as david says going point to point because sometimes there can be instructions in there to work around but But yeah you should be good yeah. I'm lucky i have walk around basement. area. I don't have to crawl so it'll be yeah. I never get those kind of jobs appreciate your time. Thanks thanks for the call man. Stay safe all right. Let's talk today in good morning and you're on the home depot home who you're going to be close. Yeah so you want to the. Let's danjus give us if you don't mind tell us what your question is. And then we'll take a break and come back and answer. Does that cool your. Yeah i want to add a cover over the top of my deck and i have a two story brick i got tie into the brick wall the top so We'll catch up on the after the bright. They're okay perfect we can help with that The great question and we're really glad that you're asking it versus just slamming something up there so Perfect we're going to put you on. Hold we're gonna take a break. We'll we'll answer dance question about the right way to a cover over because that's going to be really good. Information will tackle whatever other questions you might have if you call a seven. Four five seven eleven. Ten at seventy four or five seven seven ten. Or if you go to ask john and dave dot com and click on the questions button. Lots of home improvement information. Lots of available to you. And we're going to get after all of it when we return from these important messages. Welcome back this vehicle crewman showing john and dave. I'm john gordon. I'm dave oval seven four five seven hundred eleven ten seven zero four five seven eleven ten talk and cleaning home improvement whatever's on your mind. We're going to jump over to dan. Dan thank you for waiting through the break dance. Question was about a cover over a deck And tying it correctly into the house. Which house has a brick veneer. We get that right. Then that's correct. It's a two story home. So i don't have the luxury of tying to you know Some wooden structure the top there And and i realize you know manley attack you know the ledger. You know the brick itself a for structural reasons but in this case. I'm just putting a light roof over the deck and probably easing metal roofing which produces weight even further. David i gotta defer to you on this got it. But i don't wanna say what's not code or not kosher. Well what is the roof gonna be Just a shed roof. Yeah mine candidates having just some You joyce coming off the ledge aboard and then of course covered Wis using and then and then a metal roof right in time for for weight reduction insurance of a metal roof. If you're putting them if you're putting a metal roof on that real quick you can you can just buy a inexpensive one by fours and go perpendicular to the joist and then you screw your your metal roofing down to that. You don't some kind of unrelated underneath aired. You kinda seal the joyce for more finished. Look of yeah so you can hide it from there and that way you can put your money towards the towards the ceiling You know you just want to put a vinyl ceiling in there as far as that goes because easier to take care of They have some pretty nice looks for that. But what about tien in. Because he's got to have like some kind of end flashing or something. If it's metal roofing he's got to get into the brick and and then come over to keep the water from does but is worse than that is we've got we've got to come up with a method for Tying tying the the structure structure to the you're right. You cannot tie just onto that brick. It's it's it's not allowed if you were going into if you could if if you were only going up to where the Floor system is where you have a a If you have a dimensional lumber banned Around the floor system you can tie into that with a special Fastener to it's a. It's a simpson. Strong tie it's it's a bv l z. is a model number for it. But you're going to have to probably get an engineer to write to write up. What needs to be done and how it needs to be done so that you can even get your permit to do this. Because they're they're not going to allow you to do this until an engineer takes the liability off of the of off of the inspection department. That does that make sense. Yeah no i understand that. That's that's what they're going to want. Because you really are going to have to. You're going to have to hit some studs. And i'm sure there's a bracket for that if you go online and look up Tying ledger to. I'm in simpson right now. But there's a thousand products. Yeah well the one you're looking for is the bv l z. But they use that for. They use that for putting a deck ledger on brick. It's it's it's it's allowed that is you don't have to have an engineer already. Been engineered. but you won't be able to use that because chances are you're going to be higher than your floor system. You're gonna probably be trying to go right up underneath your windows. I would imagine what if what if he you'd have to identify the stuns and can you. You'd have to cut brick and get into. Could you do and the only other way you could do. It is run supports on the surface mounted to the to the brick. From your back up right about that as well. Yeah and if you can you can. You can hide those and depending on which uses a ledger board. You can use less supports. But again i i defer to to an engineer and where where are you located at fort mill in fort mill. So i i would. Just i would reach out to the guys over intelligent design and then of course if you know another engineer civil engineer that could could handle that. The they'll ride up. It's it's a pretty common thing so they probably already have the drawings. They just need to add the dimensions and do the math. The understand and appreciate help guys know as john the former part employees of your down home depot and early nineties. Oh my gosh i yeah. This this month is like old home week dan. We got a call. Maybe what was it david two or three weeks ago. Same deal and talked to a customer from rock hill Last weekend that chris. Gummy connected to so stay safe man. Great to hear from you. Take care guys. Thanks very held i. I hope i didn't do bad things because there's an awful lot of people i let's talk to corporate corporate good morning you're on the home depot. Home improvement show warning. Thank you for the call you situation. Why have a replace Who likes which is that. Were denver switches. Go dimmer going bad on the dining room and one for the kitchen. Both in the same junction box kim in the box and replace them fine but i did not like endeavor which was like just the regular. Switches that We wanted and the one of the Dining room looks beautiful. I'm so proud of ourselves and look the kitchen It will not cut totally off. It goes to a very very low dam. And these are these are recess lights in the kitchen. Food offend her and Four five but anyway I talked to mike who is a licensed electrician. And he's well foot switchable just to see if you don't put one living room and dining room corbett corbitt let let's do this. We're right up against the break. I think we can help you through but we gotta put you on. Hold take our break. Is that cool. That is fantastic. Thank so much. We appreciate folks. We're going to put on a whole. We're gonna take a little break. We'll be back to answer homa questions on the home depot home improvement show with john and dave welcome back. This is the home improvement. Show with johnny bon john gordon. I'm dave deauville. Seven four five seven eleven. Ten seven four five seven and ten. Give us call. We're going to talk to corbitt. Corbitt scott switch at the house. Cut sawn cuts off but not quite all the way so. These are recessed cans in the kitchen. You the lights go on and off but they remain There some glow to them Even when even when you cut it off correct that is correct sir and then a corporate did you look when you have black to black on the switch. The the black wires only to the switch leg and then to the switch and then you're neutral are connected in the back of the box. Now that's a great question. I know yeah had black. The black. Because i was a tad on the like i said the Living keeps the dining room indication or cyber side in the same box so the the living dining room side had the ground or connected it. The kitchen did not. It just had the black to black now. I didn't see you send in the back of the box. I didn't see anything. I just double check to make sure the everything was connected properly. I'm sure about the back of the bucks. Yeah some some sometimes Older houses there may not be a neutral in the switch box. It's it's the code now. There there has to be a neutral wire in every every switch box. I don't know how your houses but years old. Yeah so it it probably does it. They were probably still using the white wire taped up or or colored as the switch leg. it's not a three way switches it. You don't have a switch that controls that kitchen lightly get no source. Just one switch okay. So there's kerlin coming back. What what excuse but here when i was thinking. I'm just going take back out and go back to home depot and just give me some regular You know switches dim and everything else goes to dim switch work fine just. They just wore out on the back bucket but were switches by hand. You was back in and just go back that way and it works. I'm blocking business. She she just didn't want dimmer switches anymore but sometimes you don't get all your wishes you're right about that there. You go to facts but david. I'm just a little nervous that that he's got current coming back when With the switch off some and so putting a dimmer switch in there. I don't know that that's going to solve this problem. And i'm just wondering if somewhere in the replacement process get some wires mixed up. Yeah yeah. I'm not sure if i'm not sure what happened there but you know one of those. One of those wires carries one of those wires brings that brings the power to the switch and the other is the switch legs. So when you when you turn that switch on that that's taking the power to the actual light bulb and then of course in your case it's going from one bob to the next the next so something. Something's something's going on there You you really may need electronics out there. I i hate to tell you that but but gets them by over there. Let him pull those switches out and let them diagnosed and see what's going on because That's not what's going on. Obviously you know is not right so That's what i would do. Be you know you could certainly try with the dimmer switch but it sounds like the power is not being turned off completely but says it was working correctly with the ol- switches. Do you think take of course you know have to pull out them when you take which is out of course the final you you pull it out and i one at a time. I took the lars hooked the dining room but he had all that one and so i don't feel like Switch to the lars. Something's touching each other than in their leaking over and it may not be something. See in your house when you when you look in that box. Do you see the wires or taped up or wire nuts. No one yeah so something somethings touching in there that's causing. This is why. I think you need to lecture to pull those wires out and and see what's going on and also need to check and make sure that there's not too circuits in that in that box right. Okay i get somebody out you know. I was just been been probably logical. Mole age. They well gosh it if it worked before with the with the denver is more diverse than try. Yeah some sometimes. I'm gonna accomplish too much. Yeah sound sounds like maybe after. You've moved the wires around in the box. You've just got something. That's touching another wire in your energizing. Your switch leg again for some reason. It's something's going on but i just. I think i would feel better telling you that you probably need to get a pro out there. Just let 'em stretch those wires out. They can figure it out pretty quick. No problem there is there is so in the back of the bucks Some naked walks by look like the old ground something. Yeah that's that's what i'm worried about. The things are different. Is it a metal box to. Yeah yeah yeah so. That's pretty normal. For then i would do that if you don't. If you have an electrician yes yes. Okay if not let me know i can. I know a down there and that and your your area so okay okay. thank you so much. You folks have a blessed day less sunday. Okay appreciate i. I've seen that before. It's usually another wires something. Yeah touching so in. There might be a neutral in that box. That's being used as a switch leg. That shouldn't be so. It's an because i checked online. And then there's not a nightlight switch right okay. I seven four five seven hundred eleven ten. We have lines open in the lightning round. So we're happy to hear from you just wrapping up real quick and david maybe we can grab your email to We were talking about the kitchen and this is again another place i mean. I don't know what the designs and stuff are traditionally. It's is really popular. Have some stone in your grill and your cook top and all that stuff out there versus would but but it's a really good place again when we talk about cleaning. You should do it. You should pay attention to cleaning out the grill and all that stuff that you do but cleaning the brick surface cleaning the stone surface where food preparation may or may not happen is really important. People always kind of freak out about well. China us granted i heard greenwich not sanitary in there. You'll see it in all kinds of precautions to take the same challenges outside. Yeah right so in your design. Maybe have a metal area that you can do some food. Prep on that's much easier to clean but also make sure that when you cleaning and ceiling stones and sealing the stone or whatever you know attractive surfaces you've put their because It's it merits attention. Well yeah and and and you know another trick in in in gene does a lot at home. She buys those real thin plastic cutting boards. Yes and they're they're easy to wash gleaning store and she always puts us on the countertop When she's doing anything whether she's cutting up vegetables or if you just prepared me You just don't you just don't put it on the counter. I don't know yeah. It's it's that's those are great. They won like they have kind of sticky side. That goes down with them slat around on. Yes absolutely yeah so good stuff A real quick charles sending a note and he was. He sent a picture. Thanks charles for that And it's it's. It's a three stacks which john you've seen them for fan light And either a heater or a nightlight combo And i'm not sure if that's what if that's what pop had in mind and i don't know if he had three separate switches or was it was three separate switches. I and when you said heat i was. I'm sitting here just spinning my brain. Because i'm like. I know there's a legitimate reason to have three i've sold and i totally forgot but this is a wild david ago when they did fan like heat. Yeah they still have them do. Yeah we we put them in every once in a while. Because you'll have a bathroom We've done some editions That maybe we took a garage in and you put a mini split in the main part of the house. But it doesn't take care of the bathroom as well as it could without leaving the door open so we put a heater. You put an and that's the most attractive way to do it. Now you can put wall heaters have all kinds of types of options but if you put one in a fan that's usually when you're you're gonna take a shower and that's when you would need it so there you go so yeah. I would bet money that that that that's where he's got enough or he's gonna have that thing. Open does There's probably heating filament in there. I would think yeah absolutely. Oh my gosh time. I just realized where we are folks. Another two hours have flown by. We are most grateful for the great calls. Great participation that we get. We hope that this Information has been informative for you and we love to remind folks at the end of each of our shows that we think that the most important a home improvement that you can make is the one that makes your home a happier place to live in so with all the other stuff going on as you do all your cleaning and getting ready for for the spring and the summer. Don't forget to work on that project and we'll see you next week when we return to the home depot home improvement show with john dave.

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The Home Depot Home Improvement Show, 4/17/21

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"Use well come to the home depot. Home improvement show with john and answering your home improvement questions every saturday on wbz presented by charlotte comfort systems heating and air conditioning at a cost heating cooling and electrical on news. Talk eleven ten and ninety nine three. Wbz good morning everybody. Welcome to the home depot. Home and show with john and dave. I'm john gordon. I'm dave deauville. David good morning. How are you fine. How are you my friend. Good all back in all the normal places. I'm supposed to be good ready for two hours of home. Improvement fantasy. well sometimes home improvement around. Our house is a fantasy. I'm sitting in a mess to prove that. Everything's good though. Trust you guys did find with our Hvac partners last week we did. We did you know you know. Sometimes you do is showed how everything just flows off your tongue and it just works great. That didn't happen. Okay yeah all right. It's all good. We're glad you're back man. I'm glad to be back. Look we got lots to do. Didn't get our little. We're like to well. I can't say that like two old people because we are And miss miss my call this morning. We're old now. Yeah we are officially. I thought about that. I didn't know my purchase time this morning. And i'm like holy christmas house comparing. I got a message. You know that. My brother-in-law has officially retired. And then after the waves of jealousy passed. I was like wait a minute. How much older is he than mean not that much. So but yeah we're all but it's okay. The wind is wisdom. Start kicking in. That's what hor llano. Don't wait on that. don't wait on that. Go go trust you got Speaking of trusting your gut relevant comment for that So what's talk about what we can talk about this morning. We i love it when you all talk so give us a call at seven zero four five seven. Oh eleven ten then. We have a quick formula for cold fusion. We share with you guys and we'll see what you think on that. It's been a long time coming. We'll go for it right all right. So no we're now. We're gonna talk about paint for sure this morning. Paint like how how tricky is that. It's not tricky unless well there's a couple of nuance it will give to want to talk about interior and exterior. But i wanna talk specifically about dealing with mold before during after paint because we. We've had beautiful weather. I presume you guys are same sleeping with the windows open. haven't had the air conditioning on I have put my screens in so we're still pretty much pollen covered so no we haven't well. The other thing we want to talk about in painting is is what we're gonna to call hues of yellow and we're we're doing a whole new book. Ask john and dave dot com. And it's going to be designed and it's a color palette that kinda cycles through the year. It's got some yellow hues for the spring. So you can open the windows and all back garbage in and it still blends with the decor we're gonna do the mildew ask You know color palette and that kind of has some grace to it in graz are in So we can talk about that too if you want but but no but it's the the weather is good but we're headed you know once are six to ten days of spring are done will be into the you know the hot humid stuff and there's mold issues so we'll deal with that. Make sure you clarify that. We really aren't writing a book because oh yes sorry. I'm sorry we're now. That was a joke. I thank you mail. Say when we get the book where can we buy it. So look people. Have you been listening for twenty six plus years and you think the two of us are gonna crank out a book you haven't been paying attention That's that's not true. We could do that in our spare time Why are we talk about paint. I wanna talk about caulking and where to cock and perhaps we're not to caulk And then If we have a minute i is. I was thinking about Painting and mold and mildew i was thinking about my neighbor who's getting ready to sell his house after like almost forty years of that house and we were counting going through some stuff. He's got to get done and dealing with mildew in the master bathroom is one of the things that we talked about. So we'll talk a little bit about how you can do some repainting Position yourself for the minimum amount of mildew and then We've got a couple of cool products from the home depot. That i want to talk about. And they fit right in with our spring the spring thing so to speak and And then david. We haven't done this in a couple of weeks few weeks. But i've got our tip of the week from april nineteenth of two thousand sixteen and we're going to say yay or nay. Would we still give that advice and just to keep people in suspense. I'm going to suggest that we might have changed our opinion since since we find opined on this particular topic and And i think. I think that's you keep us in or out of trouble for the next two hours. What are you thinking okay. Yeah well. I think we remind what we stay in trouble. You know what i think. Friction is an important thing. I used to teach. I still teach it as a leader with group. Friction is not to be avoided. You just gotta deal with the correctly imagined trying to steer a car with no friction. They call that an ice storm. Not good right right all right so we gotta take a break because philosophies not strong suit for us we'll be back to answer home improvement questions questions ready to grab a cup of coffee. Hang with us for the next couple of hours. Seven four five seven ten. You can always go to ask john and dave dot com. Click on the questions button. Ask about our new book and not and send a question that way. We'll take a break and be back right after these important messages. Welcome back this home. Improvement with china dave or the depot home improvement don. Dave either way. We're here we're back in. I'm john gordon. i'm dave oval and lines are available at seven four five seven seven ten seven four five seven eleven ten to hear. What's on your mind This week I guess everybody's back from spring break now right. Was that the big we was last week. I i don't know. I didn't get any spring break. Was that something broke during spring. I was out. You know how is will build in the bottom of your freezer over you know when something goes wrong and and what goes wrong is little drain line is clogged So i spent tuesday night with barbs hairdryer and rags and god knows what Getting the ice out find them the little drain plug. Which wasn't where. I anticipated it to be. You would think it'd be at the bottom right. Yeah no the low spot. It's halfway up. Well a third of the way up to terrible design. I won't tell you the manufacturer but there's a little pen in there to catch his. You know the water from the thaw cycle right right. And there's a gap of about a half of an inch between the bottom of the pan and the actual gromit that goes down into the drain plug so it wasn't clogged with funk which sometimes happens. And maybe that's the reason they positioned at where does where they did because it would be hard to get you know junk in there. I've cleaned him. There was junk in there but But the water just kinda like hangs on the bottom of the surface tension water will hold on before it trips off and it's cold enough. I guess gets cold enough with the water hung on there that a little bit of it freezes and then a little more freezes and then pretty soon that darn thing is plugged right up now. The refrigerator's twenty years old. So maybe i should just shut up. Now we're getting to the bottom sound like my spiritual director. Yes so so really what. You're saying john. Yeah that's cool it. So it was it works. I got out a little air compressor and blew through the line just to make sure and then of course all sprays out where you don't want to 'cause he really hadn't thought that through Let's talk to tim paint. And your book. Tim good morning here on the home depot home improvement show. How are you doing great. First of all i really proud of you. Oughta right that. Yeah well that's going to be a good book. It is when it finally comes out. I now see that was like oh my god gonna write a book. That's going to be so great. Is going to be dave dot com. I was like oh my god and then you're gonna come and say it's not true. Oh wow a lot of people. I'm glad you a lot of people probably goes. I have not listened to you for twenty six metres. Like will be wonderful book. David is. David is the consummate realist. He's like john. You know you think this is funny but people are gonna right. I have to answer so tim. Thanks for the clarification and thank you for the call. I really enjoy. His show is really. I have got some of my friends. Listen to when they do and stuff when they go to colonel seventy am and then give you a lotta because you know they do stuff and they go to home depot anyway. Thank you for that like you know. Well i really do and other stuff and they garden stuff and all this stuff they have but I just think you walk painting okay. I'm i'm gonna. I'm gonna get my house paint again. I'm thinking about doing it next year. So what what is the best time to paint a house please sir. I think the temperature is the big thing for for painting so you can think you just want to avoid the times of year where you're going to get our. The paint will not have cured before you have potential for do really more than anything else. Right they've humidity. You can almost deal with you. Don't want to be in the baking sun necessarily ninety five degrees where the paint starts dry and too far ahead of most everything we use anymore as latex The labels are going to tell you between david. I'm thinking between sixty five and eighty five or something like that is and then like seventy percent relative humidity is if you stay away from an our climate if you stay away from like october and maybe From late october till too late february. You're probably fine david. What do you think. I think that that the flashing that comes due or something is the biggest danger there but i might be missing something. Well i think that in and then you know right now. I just advise people if you're painting anything that's flat written during holiday season like so. Yeah so i would avoid this time. I mean i don't even like to pour concrete at this time enduring the pollen just because talking calmly year. I think fall spring. I think may june is good You know a good painter will get there early. And they'll start on the west side and they'll work their way around but not doing understand. Understand what you're saying. Because i was going to get the house pressure wash and then after that a couple of my south of that like you said i get it paint. And don't don't wash too soon because you really just need a few days to two in between usually this time of year one day is enough for it to dry. So don't wait too long in-between because you'll have dirt and resettling again on on the surfaces and then you're gonna have a bond breaker so okay. I think what have i so. That's what i do. They're not just when. I'm getting ready to get it paint. I get it Pressure washington. I go ahead and have paint it. Yeah usually usually clean right in your painter. Usually the painter will will wash it a lot of times. The painters will will be ready. And they'll have the equipment they know what to do because they want to get cleaned up because the you know if they're worth their salt they wanna have a good job when it's finished and ideally washing it just a few days a day or so before Before you paint is ideal talking about this caulking caulking you saying around. I guess i guess a good pain of how to it and stuff when it gets to paint for the outside. Yeah so what got into it yet. What kind of siding to you have that. You're painting him The regular baseboard type siding is thirty. Okay thirty years ago so probably like a masonite as a brand name but a hardboard sightings. That's all right. i had. I had them replaced. I had replaced before. I guess about seventy years ago. Wow okay i had them replaced so nice time to get house pay again. Okay so. I i think you're really looking around anything that penetrates the surface needs needs caulking but a particularly sometimes it will think about it this way around the top of the brick mold and around all around the brick mold for doors and windows A dryer vent. That's coming out. You want to make sure that that that gets Cocked a electrical box places. Where one type of material in contact with another type of material and then david. It's a little bit harder to work with and so tim. If you're painters doing it y- they may already be doing this. They may not. I like the Somehow you know sometimes you need to know yourself what to look for what they're doing also so that's why i listen to you all. Well we are grateful for that. And i think the best the best. Caulk i think david you can correct me. On this. in our opinion is a polyurethane cock Because it get cures to a resilient finished so it will expand and contract a little bit as things get hot and cold pick up little moisture give off a little bit of moisture But it's a. It's a a polymer or a petroleum based product. And so it doesn't. Have you know soap and water. Clean up like a like a latex. Caulk would it. Has you need mineral spirits or turpentine something on that order to clean up after but david your thoughts on that. No that's it. And i think he just inspect it. You remember tim you don't it does if it's not split open It's not if it's not torn the caulk and one side or the other than it. It probably doesn't need to be caught as long as it's closed. That's that's all your work looking for okay. Because we don't talk every time. I thank you so much. Y'all do decide to do. The book is going to be best seller. I'm sure that we're going to do a virtual book signing book okay. Wonderful bliss day. thanks tim. we appreciate your call. You're listening a great one. All right. Tim goes off to get ready for painting. Great questions great thought process. We're going to take a break here in a minute. So so get get your questions. Ready worth seven four five seven hundred eleven ten seven four five seven eleven ten or as As we heard you can go to ask john. And dave dot com. Click on the questions button So we'll take a quick break and the home depot home improvement show with john and dave will return after all of these important messages talking back. The home depot home improvement. Show john and dave. I'm john gordon. I'm dave belleville. Lines are open seven four five seven seven ten seven zero four five seven. Oh eleven ten. We're talking home improvement. We'll talk about home. Improvement make sense. There is relevant to you every time you call in David just quickly as we think about Well springtime I wanted to Talk about two products. And i had it written down. I don't think we did it before the before right before easter there when we had that show but You know how we've talked about timers and dinners and things like that. That electron device kind of has to run or has some functionality beyond just making a connection or closing a circuit or opening a circuit and lutron who. They are wizards with this whole dimmer technology. I i put their maestro dimmers in and when we do our master bedroom and bath renovation several years ago and a lot of those things. super-sensitive Whether it's led or Or regular incandescent bulbs but They have a new product out. I think it's called the sun inmate. That's with two ends s. u. n. e. dimmer and It does all the cool dimming stuff. It's it's super for. Led's you know when when you when you set the led and maybe we should spend some time one day just talking about a dimmer and and and preparing dinner correctly to to be used with led lights. Because there is there's a there's a a an extra step in that but in addition to being much more sensitive With respect to led lights. It doesn't require a neutral switch or a neutral wire wire right. So so i mean it goes in like any other simple switch going and but still performs You know with the with the remote and all the different stuff so Actually a pretty cool device. I think so that the new the not required the neutral wire is cool refine but the other advantage i think is a is just the the greater sensitivity with respect to led lights because I i've got dimmer on virtually everything in our house and and no matter what you say even when you do the you know the little dial inside to see you know to keep it. So that the the the lights don't cut off on you or they you know give it down and then leave it there. You come back in and turn it on. And they don't they don't have enough You know enough juice. Hit the driver and get the led thing lit up right so this is a much more sensitive. So i'm not sure exactly what it does. And it's it's reading the sine waves and so on but Great product Check it out. It's the sun s. u. n. And dimmer and that's one of our home depot products this week. So it's i think it's only available at homedepot. I'm not sure about that though Let's talk to a roger. Good morning roger on the home depot. Home improvement show. How are you. I'm great good morning guys. I've got two or three Questions the first one is related to a Tankless water heater back in two thousand nine. Two thousand ten. I installed a gas renai tankless water heater yay and and it's worked beautifully ever since And i have done zero maintenance with this thing and never had anybody come in and look at it which worries me a little bit. I think when he's warnings. I'm going to get up and not have hot water Because i know there's a like an igniter and i've heard maybe you need to flesh them periodically. Yes and you tell me about what i need to be doing well. They do need to be. They do need to be flushed. periodically if you're on wellwater. They they probably need to be done at least once a year. And if you're waters very hard or it's not treated Bef- with through through a water softener or any type of filter before the water's heated. Then than it probably needs to be done annually. At least that's well water enough your on city water. It's it's it's not as critical the The water is is relatively soft According to the to the hardness chart In in municipal waters most being this water. So we're we're like where my brother lives in ohio plump. Plummer tim they have a lot of lime in their water so He doesn't even installed tankless water heaters. There because clog up so fast and the importance of of cleaning out that coil is. Is you have to remember. This is the coil is very small and that water. That cold water travels through this. This small coil has to be heated to the temperature the desired temperature of In a short amount of time. So whenever whenever you start adding harness or lime or calcium starts building up in the inside of this coil you essentially insulate it and you insulate the water away from the heat So it's not near as efficient and you probably have a little bit of build up but If if you've gone three and you're still getting hot water. You're probably in pretty good shape. But i i would say john is probably time to to. Yeah go ahead nine service. It's definitely worth. It's worth the effort. The other thing i'll tell you roger is like if you don't do that like it's hard to get up in the morning you discover that your joints get little achey and and you can sometimes even have hair thinning issues. If you don't clean them out so you want to jump on that wild okay. I assume this is some kind of chemical flesh that they do. Yes yes okay. Okay all right. What about Any parts like. I've i've heard like there's an igniter gas so obviously you know ignites the gas to water. That's not igniter fail the time. I'm sure they do fail. So i think the question would be with the plumber that that you hire to to service it. Hopefully it's someone that services and they could probably tell you After you know usually those guys after after a number of years they know about when apart is gonna when it's gonna crash so I would just ask them about that. But usually it's one of those situations that it fails and you call the plumber and you're without hot water until they get there and get repaired so i don't know what the cost that that would be roger but i would bet that you're plumber would have a recommendation and said. Hey maybe why we're in here for another twenty nine dollars and seventy two cents right. We should put this. We should just replace the igniter. And i think that's where you would where you would end up with that question to them and say well you know they last about four or five years. It's been my experience. I don't know that. That is the case. But i'd say go ahead and change it so okay. I've looked on. the internet. Found somebody that specializes in my area. So i'll give them a call and yes they they know best. They service them all the time. Okay let's you've chosen a good product. You excellent you know. I had a plumber. Help me put it in but plug to turn it on programmed it and if not look at it since it's been great The other question and this is one of my wife. Wants me to ask was very very important We have a in our master bedroom. Our shower Is a shower stall in the corner of the bathroom. It's probably four or five foot square. the doors on the corner of it as you enter about two feet wide It's a nine foot tall area and the top part of it from six to nine foot. Is drywall And because of moisture sometimes We've had issues with the drywall. Tape peeling up. We're about to have it worked on and painted the whole bathroom area. And it just wondering if there's a better way to to ventilate that area. There is an exhaust fan right outside the door so we tend to turn that on and then leave the door open. For a while after we take a shower and ventilate but it doesn't really get that dead space. That's up there in the upper part. I didn't know if it was a possibility of putting a fan actually in the shower. So two things david. I think we're we're right up against the break here. I believe yes so so. Don't go away roger. We got some good information for you. We just got to get through this this break here. Real quick Let's let's to to break. We'll be back right after these important messages home improvement show on a day. I'm dave bellville and lines are open at seven zero four. Five seven eleven ten. Let's get let's finish up with roger and then we may have some way to just. We may want roger. Jim the chat but Roger thanks for waiting through the break there. We got through the water heater peace. And you were talking about that. One spot above the shower were where you don't quite get the air moving and so you have some issues with With the drywall tape. Just david i know you did some fans actually. I believe in in your new home. But but one thing. I would talk about roger if you if you have to go back again now and repair that joint tape one. More time i would suggest that you or whoever does that. Cut that tape out and replace it with a fiberglass. Mesh tape That way even if it gets some moisture on and it's not going to swell up and pull the paint and do all those nasty things on that you're dealing with or have dealt with if it's not doing it now when you're just noticing your wife is just noticing that the moisture continues to collect their then. Don't sweat messing with the drywall tape. But but david you actually put some fans in your new home. Did you not to address that problem. i did. I actually the exhaust fans first of all. And i did roger. I put them in in the shower. Because they're designed for wet locations So yeah it goes right over. I put him right over top of the shower and the master right over the bathtub In in one of the bathrooms and then the other bathroom we kind of straddled the shower in the toilets right outside so it was. It will do the job that it needs to do. are are also tiled are are are showers an all the way to the ceiling. That was in the master. We actually titled the ceiling as well. But i but john was talking about what i did was i bought an oscillating fan and i we install. This was this was this done. I've obviously we were building house but we installed an outlet up high outside the shower. And i bought a fan mounts on the wall. So when we get out of the shower we we leave the exhaust fan on. We put them all on timers by the way. And then this fan you can just hit the The remote and you can adjust his fan. You can turn it on and it blows into the shower and it drives are tile. It drives it out out so far so good at stayed nice. We only did that in the in the master. Because that's the one that gets used the most now the exhaust fan in the shower as well it is. Both of them are Both there's bathrooms that. I put him right above the right in the shower Is it a stall shower The the master is and then it's a bathtub in the In the other okay and then we have another exhaust fan because we have in the other bathroom. We have a separate area for the toilet. So okay an email and ask you for recommendations on the brand type that you might use. It would be appropriate for sure Most most most of them are good for for damp locations. You just gotta make sure and we use panasonic okay. Okay one other really quick question. I'll let you go and pick a lot of your time here. I've got some squeaky door hinges. What do you recommend to take care of that. As an oil product or graphite and product or you this is a great segue to our tip of the week but we would recommend a teflon product. Blaster think blaster is is the one that i'm familiar at the home depot and it comes it. It has teflon almost like spray. Paint would be an account so it's got a vehicle Which is like an alcohol and the and you spray it. In delivers a film of teflon that stays after the alcohol dries. It doesn't collect dust like an oil product. Would it doesn't leave. The the the black nasties graphic graphite does And it's a very very effective right and quick tip on that if if you've got the time. Loosen the hinge pin up tap it out just a little bit and then holder rag at the hinge in and spray it. Okay because there's there's a there is already metal dust graphite in there and it's going to run down your doors and it'll spray it also blasted onto the walls If you're not careful if you do it with the door completely open So just just pay attention to that when you when you when you spray it and a little goes a long way. But if you lift that hinge pin up it's going to go down inside the knuckles of of of the hinge. Great thank you guys. You guys are a wealth of knowledge. I really appreciate it. Appreciate your call roger. All right take care. Thanks so much all right. Let's talk to jim. Good morning jimmy around the home depot home improvement show. How can we help you. This morning has some thoughts. Here's go ahead relied. yes i have. Recognized are seventy five. Lsi it was installed around thanksgiving. Two thousand nine. I didn't know that it's supposed to be flushed. Every year on p. By guess installed it back with a win ahead and installed and in january two thousand nineteen little over nine years later. I woke up one morning and headed cold shower So i called up and they send a guy out of this thing be careful with is if they don't know how to do with Water heater that's not Know standard round hold water Instant heat up type Some guys don't know how to fix them or you've been draining correct. They said he was going to get somebody from i. He said he was gonna get certified techs. So that's that was a very smart move and So in the nine years that i had was only really two people using it. The whole time I have on. My son came home from the military and has lived with us a couple of years. This guy the military and so then it bumped up to three but i his you know nine nine years with just two people using it. I thought that was pretty good that they actually did it twice that year in two thousand nineteen and then i They suggested i do it every year. The cost was somewhere around one hundred eighty dollars. I think and i think most of it came from because of the stuff they have to put through it It's kind of expensive. Several gallons. i think they use doesn't take any more about half an hour. Forty five minutes for them to do it right. And it's good to be there but i've still got the rely on. It is a great product. I think and my brother-in-law's retired master plumber. And houston one suggesting that. So it's a great product. We as over the many years have been very fond. There's there's other great products out there. Don't get us wrong but certainly is a good one. Jim we right up against the break. So we're gonna. We're gonna thank you for that guidance and feedback. That roger was listening. Because i think you validated very well. The points that he had made so thanks for the thanks for the call. Always appreciate good input. Say safe jim aright. We're gonna take a break folks. It's the home depot. Home improvement show with john and dave seven four five seven eleven. Ten seven four five seven ten. Get your calls ready Will we're gonna take a little break here and be back to answer more important home improvement questions after all of these important messages on. Wbz news welcome to the home depot. Home improvement show which on intake answering your home improvement questions every saturday on wbz t presented by charlotte comfort systems heating and air conditioning at a cost heating cooling and electrical on news. Talk eleven ten and ninety nine. Three wbtv welcome back. This is the home depot home improvement show which on a day. Mom john gordon. I'm dave deauville. Lines available seven. Oh four five seven. Oh eleven ten. David we still gotta talk about A cool while. it's not a new product. People thinking about as we go into the spring especially when the pollen ends and also about our tip of the week from so many years ago We got great lead into it from roger. But first we're gonna talk to diane diane. Good morning you're on the home depot home improvement show. How are you good on. Just fine sir. How can we help. Diane we have a shed on. Our property built in nineteen ninety-two. We've kept it painted. We've tried to change the trim boards on the corners twice and now the the boards that are on the door. That's also trim work. They're getting very rotten and we're going to have to have him replaced so what we're trying to make a decision on whether we should go ahead and bite the bullet and have siding put on or just continue to paint. I'm concern is of course the cost the also that what's happening underneath the floor. We cannot see so we don't know what was happening on the bottom and i just wanted to get if is advice from you folks. Well so y- you said. Should you bite the bullet and put citing on. What's on it now. I i'm tracking with you on the trim boards. Diane but what is the rest of it. I don't know what kind of would they call it the habit and use it. I don't know if they still use it or not. It is just sheets or is it. Is it pieces laps. Sheet t. One eleven it has Is earned so it looks like board day on down. T. one eleven eleven or rbm be. Yep all right we got it so in an functionally fundamentally in good shape way. Dead on one. I'd have to add an additional trim board at the bottom just because some rot had occurred in one corner that we were not aware off. So you know. It doesn't matter that there's two trim bores down on the bottom now rather than just one right right. So i think david we would say if you're going to continue to have to deal with the trim boards if the signings in good order and it sounds like it's would not a composite product like Pressboard then you and you don't wanna spend a bunch of money on that you can probably get away with just another really good coat of paint. David hume even talk about like cedar side on some of that stuff. Sure but if you're doing trim boards diane. They make a pvc trim board. You could also get a A fiber cement trim board. But it's just not as easy to work with is the is the is the vinyl or pvc product and replace those. Those trim boards one more time as you need to. They could be painted their structural And then they will never wrought again right. David and i can tell you. Got some thoughts on the siding and stuff also right yeah The the cedar shield is. Ideally what you would want to do is to get get a code of that whole the whole building even if you if you replace the trim with pvc just spray. The siding down with that product in and let it let sat for seventy two hours. And then you paint right over. And what that does diana's stops the would from from accepting water. It won't absorb in so if you can't absorb in at can't rot it stabilizes the would is what it does and tell me the name of that product against all about it cedar shield you have to order it and if you go to our website we actually have it under our products page and you can just click on the link and go from right there all right and you can order it and I think they're having a spring a spring sale right now if you if you sign up For their newsletters a lot of times. There's a there's a some type of discount. I'm sure as soon as you go on there. It's going to be a ten percent discount right off right off the bat the bat and it wouldn't be a pro problem for Handyman companies to use that. It's very very simple to use. You can brush it or spray it out of a spray bottle. Whatever i just suggested if you use any type of spray equipment that you clean it immediately with soap and water after your donner won't it won't be any good okay. Okay all right well. We just needed that advice. And we respect you a lot so thank you very much thank you. Thanks for the kind words and thanks for the call. Yes sir thanks. Bye-bye all right off. We go fix the shed quick before we get another call. Seven zero four five seven eleven ten two things. David one is In two thousand sixteen we thought that No six no sticks. Tricks was the blurb. Whoever thought that stuff up was insane. But i'm getting a key stuck in a door lock or lock mechanism that keeps sticking before you get out the oil can we said Stop and ask yourself. Do i want to keep this from sticking for a long time. If the answer is yes we recommended graphite and the survey says it's still it's a little messy they haven't spray can now right and so questioned. The the question i had was that was why said rogers comments were a great segue would teflon not be in that application. I think it probably would be fine. I in the locks on my truck. And i haven't had any trouble with them. Yes so My back my my my glass on my the back of my cap on my truck in the wintertime. Sometimes water will get in freeze. Which i haven't had to deal with that since i live in the great state of michigan michigan. So all right. So i so graphite fine spray can easier to use. I used to have a little thing in my toolbox. Look like a little miniature to a toothpaste that you would kind of it in there But i would argue that the teflon The blaster teflon has got a little little plastic thing like wd forty does Has to to shoot it into the lock mechanism and and and we're saying that's cleaner and And and certainly good solution. So we don't have. The debunk our advice. We can simply enhance it. All right. let's talk to pass to break. Shoot okay we're gonna take a break pass to break bill. Don't go away. we see you out there. We're going to take your call when return from these messages. welcome back. This is the home depot home improvement show with john and dave. I'm john gordon. I'm dave deauville. Lines open seven. Four five seven. Oh eleven ten your schumer path to information. Entertainment and longevity sounds good. Doesn't it write a book. Are you going to write a book adjectives. That don't apply to me. It's a lexicon. Here comes bill bill. Good morning. you're on the home depot home improvement show. How are you this morning. Good actually spill. And i've been painting per forty eight years you look you'll get over it. Don't sweat it man. yeah. I'm just kidding. That's there's some things that people don't know about painted for. There's a lot of things don't know about paint and that probably includes me. Tell us what you're thinking about. Well the the reason why paint will last and won't last is how it coagulates so when it's drying that is the most important part of your paint job especially on exterior because on exterior if it's too hot if drives too fast coagulates wrong and it's gonna appeal. If what you want is a long dry time you want it to be cool and the cooler the better now most cans of paint say you have to be fifty to fifty five before you can paint but if you talk to paint rep they will tell you as long as it's above freezing it's okay. I'll paint painters well. Hey you if they ask if you ask him in the face when it's freezing but you do not want to paint when it's ninety degrees or indirect sunlight right ringo. It's it's just very important because if it takes a long time for your paint dry on the outside it will last that much longer and bill. That kind of lines up. We haven't talked about it so much lately but but we talked about the ceramic technology that was available in paint and how that basically is like a molecular sort of. I'm not sure. I'm going to find it right kind of lineup of In the paint and it seems to me that if you give that Inappropriate or protracted drying time than the likelihood of all that doing the right stuff is greater. Does that sound about right. That is right great. So so i think what i'm hearing. You say like we might not remember all of the details of Of the coagulation and so on but temperature coolers better and absolutely got follow the instructions on the paint can cause. That's and you remember that you says between fifty and fifty five is what it says on the can. Well i actually. I have I have dodge paint. Bullets rain bullets and every other kind of move But the cooler. It is the better. And i think quite honestly i think the can is wrong. According to the paint manufacturers as long as it's above freezing fifty to fifty five is just on the candidate to protect the paint company got it. You think that has a lot to do with the what the cure time. And i say that back to it's kind of concrete. Concrete that is is stays wet longer is actually a better product. Your art painted. I painted i apartment complex in la back in the nineties and it was very very cold in the evening and we sprayed forty gallons all day long two of us and the next that night everything froze and the paint ended up all on the ground. So you don't wanna you don't wanna go. You don't wanna be painting late in the afternoon. It right where it's gonna freeze right but or do as long as it stays above freezing level. You'll be okay right that makes sense. I mean you know we we we talk about that all the time about following the sun you know you wanna you wanna start on the in the word. It's cooler in the morning on that west side if you're gonna paint all day but it sounds like you. Maybe you guys get out there early and get started and then knock off a little earlier in the day. Well i if you know about painters in arizona they start About four in the morning and go and tell about almost noon and then stop right makes sense it. Gets you see people trying to do that. Too high good information bill. Thank you for taking the time i trust. You've got plenty going on in your life so we're grateful that you took time to dial us up and give us some some good guidance. I'm painting as we speak all right. Man thanks attention. Thanks bill very by. You're going to love it. Man you just gotta love it all right. Let's see going to get past time. Here got plenty. Let's talk to frank morning frank. You're on the home depot home improvement show. How are you this morning. I'm doing great. How are you guys excellent. Hey So i've got a question about the citing of Two questions one thinking about using a hardy board cement siding versus like an lp citing any recommendations one way or the other on that david. You've used books right. I have I chose because i installed it myself. I i chose the a charge the smart side by lp couple reasons really multiple reasons one. I didn't have to deal with any dust. I just want deal with it too. I was working pretty much by myself on a lot of occasions in even if i had Some help a good friend of mine Retired police officer David came over and helped And he was my saw man and was hand in boards up. Pretty tough with Hardy hardy tends to break and snap and it's That was that was my biggest issue with it in the dust So i went with the lp comes in sixteen foot links versus twelve. See cover more area with the board Cost was really never a factor. Although i think it comes out i think the l. p. is comes out a little bit cheaper cheaper. Yeah and it's just a nice product. But i tell you but all of them you have to follow the direction so make sure you take the time Paint the prime the ends of it. I just used actual paint primer and It worked out pretty well. So another question We've got like t one eleven on you know Plywood panels on now banned. The house was painted a couple of years ago. just now we had an addition. And we're going a different way with citing any reason. I can't go over that with this. Not not really. You just want to make sure that it's For for not one eleven is about the only citing any any four. By citing. I would i would go over it. You have to extend your your jams on your windows. You're probably going to have to remove your trim and install a thicker trim. So that the side of me because you need at least one inch thick trim so that when you lap. You're siding boards. They don't stick out pasture trim because it looks offer when when you do. So that's the only that's that's the work so there's a tradeoff But if you don't wanna pull the that down you can go over it but you do need to extend your trim and you probably need to change your corner styles and I think other than that. You'll be in pretty good shape. You probably to put a freeze board figure out where you're going to end at the top and then you'll fill in with an adequate freeze board at the top. And would i use. Would you still use the house. Wrap over that over. I think you probably i. I think i would have to ask an engineer that question. I would be concerned about it we. We've i'd never have run into that. Where we've we've covered up anything In the past when we've done siding we always strip it off whether it be vinyl or whatever. I like to strip the house down. Take a good look at everything and make sure you know if you're putting a fifty year citing up you don't wanna cover up in iraq you know it's the same thing we tell people when you're doing a roof you know don't don't put a fifty year roof over rotten plywood. So i'm i'm a roofer. Yeah i agree. I just you know. I just think you get such a better job when you do that. You know even metal roofing and people say oh we were just we don't take we don't take the shingles off and i'm like why take it off and look and make sure everything's flat and smooth and absolutely ready especially at that kind of investment so But other than that may if you have any other questions you can send us a note to ask. John and dave dot com. Hit the questions button. Great thank you for your health and welcome. Thanks for the call frank. Right stay safe and well. Here comes a little bit of break. So we're going to take a break. Seven four five seven seven. Ten is number to get back in after the break. We're happy to take your calls when we return from these important messages. Welcome back. The home depot home improvement china dave. I'm john gordon. I'm dave oval seven zero four five seven eleven ten seven. Oh four or five seven eleven. ten. Let's talk to dawn morning on the home depot home improvement show. How are you great. I had a question about s- obtaining citing my mom bought a new house and she. She doesn't like the color of deciding so she's been considering having the house painted. So my question ones like what's the best type of product to use When having the house painted because she's had a couple of people talk to her about it and one i believe is I'm not sure. If i can say it on air as far as the brand of it. But i think it's so i will give you a personal professional and unashamedly an unapologetic Endorsement for bear. Marquee paint. I worked for the home depot. A half for twenty nine years. I used a bear paint before i worked for the home depot Personally i work with professionals who use that product all day every day and on this very show. We've had people call with questions. Can you come out check something out. It didn't work. Our local rep is the same rep that we had. When i was a store manager in pineville store in one thousand nine hundred ninety four still takes care of customers It's not the cheapest paint and you're going to find painters who may have special things with special folks. But if you want a product that i that i would personally professionally. Tell you is awesome. That would be the one in call david. You have used other products and they're good. I'm not knocking it. But if you're saying hey wh- what are we going to put on here and be done with that. That's great There's other premium plus products. That are comparably good. But i shouldn't even say but and so so that would be my recommendation. And now david. I guess what we call that Equal time or whatever. And and i just finished building my house dawn and we did. We did paint it and we liked the color of the paint so we didn't have to change it but we did use bear paint inside and out The only thing that we used a different was we used a new paint from Sherwin williams on our interior trim at the at the advice of of a of a decorator and We're extremely happy with the paint. And i've used bear paint for a long time. And i used glidden. I've used all of them in. All of them are are pretty good. I just i just happened to choose the bear paint Just i've been using it lately and we like it so that's good for outside vinyl and how long. How long should that last it is. You're putting this over vinyl siding okay. So here's here's the key to painting vinyl. I used to be clean. You do need to use acrylic pain. A latex paint a good good quality paint bear falls in that category. What we will tell you is do not have tell her not to use a very dark color. You cannot go dark with with a vinyl vinyl paint vinyl siding over paint over vinyl sidings. it's going to pick up and hold heat and vinyl expand contracts. It has one of the highest coefficients of linear expansion of siding products. Civil costs problems for you. So stay in the stay in the lighter to neutral colors And i think with with that said. I think you're you're probably fine. Okay all right. So i'm bear paints and Latex vital and now dark colors all righty. I will let her know that information. Thank you so much. Thanks for the call. Have a wonderful day. Let's kit ford read i. I don't know why something a first time. Managing a clock in twenty twenty. Six years Fred good morning. You're on the home depot home improvement show. How are you doing great. How you guys stellar. Hey i gotta replace my windows on my house. It was built in ninety two and they're deteriorating and there's so many companies out there in so many different offers you know. Buy one get one that kind of thing so much difference in quality. I'm just wondering if you guys have any tips or recommendations or even company recommendations on that subject so there's a thousand things we would love to tell you about replacement windows friend. I'll tell you if you just want a simple answer david. I think you would agree with me on this There's many great manufacturers out there Simonson is one that we really And and and there's different versions of that window and so that's where we would start to spend hours and hours talking about you value air infiltration and then also the size of the of the jam but but if you're looking for a window has that you're going to have a quality manufacturer that'll stand behind the products. Simonson is pretty as a pretty good product. Anderson has some replacement windows out there. I believe anderson is another company that stands behind on their product. Really really well. That's that's the kind of the product manufacturers stuff to think about I think american craftsman david is actually owned by anderson. Now so i think you get again same. Same kind of backing. If that's the route you choose to go David what about From an installation perspective. Well yeah that's and that's the other. That's the other portion of it. Almost all windows will all windows today. meet meet the energy code so In the the only difference you're gonna probably find is between Double pane and triple pane right. We're not in a cold climate For triple pain. The only reason. I would suggest those if you lived on a busy road and you might wanna do the side of the house that faces the road with the triple pane and then the rest of. It's probably a thermo pain. Two panes of glass The installation you just wanna make sure Who you're dealing with. And how long have they been. Been stalling windows There's there's The ceiling aspect of it They usually use a low expansion fallen. That's what you want Some people in this is probably a really good idea. We'll drill through the existing wood frame and shoot a little foam in there those. They'll drill multiple holes in the frame. And phil because if the house is older. Does it meet today's energy standards. Because they they didn't form they used to stuff insulation and they would you know. Take a screwdriver. Putty knife in jam it back in there. Well it it. It tends to draft. Stop a little bit but not as not as well as foam does so. That's a question that you may want to ask and then I guess the other question. I would ask you do you. Would you would windows now. Yes and are there. Are the frames in pretty good shape mo. That's really where the deterioration okay so. I think you're i think you're beyond a replacement window. I i want to say a couple things jonathan. Let's let's let's take yeah. We're past the break time here. Fred hang tight for a second. I'm not doing a good job. Managing the clock this morning. How we're going to put on hold. We'll make sure we get you. Squared up and the home depot home improvement show with john and dave. We'll be right back. Welcome back this is the home depot home improvement show with john dave. I'm john gordon. I'm dave deauville and we're gonna jump right back to fred. Thank you for waiting through the break. Fred david. You're kind of going through the installation piece of it in and we're concerned i think with the frames right. I i am so that that kind of determines where you go what shape the the the actual frames of the windows so just just for our listeners. Klew quick we'll go through the the anatomy of a window so you have the sashes. That's the windows that go up and down the balances. That's the tracks that the window. Slide in its were the springs are and then you have a window frame on the outside you have burned brick mold and then you have a sill which is the bottom of the window and then the nosing which sticks out the furthest point at the bottom of them if the brick if it's just the brick mold that's rotten it can be replaced okay and that can be relased with would or pvc. I would put pvc in there. Even if i was going to cover it with aluminum around the outside the sill in the nosing can also be replaced There's a little bit of effort involved in that but it's it's not a huge deal to do that. Now if you get into the jams the the the frame of the window the the the part that the balances amount to in the window slide up and down and if they're rotten if they're real bad than that determines that the window will probably need to be completely removed which entails removing the trim on the inside taking all of that loose and then cutting all of the kach loose around your siding or brick removing that frame from the window and then a new windows installed in that opening have you have. Have anyone looked at your windows in that depth to see how one i had one company. Come out and name the company but You know there's so many companies out there so many different kinds of offers. There's so much difference right right. Yeah so did damage A lot of its sale and nosing a few of the wind. Is you know these true lights and so you know the actual woodwind shirt thumb rotting you know in some of that. Yeah that's not a problem because they're going away. What we're concerned with is is brick mold The jams of the window and in the brick mall you know Not really too much to individuals sashes. but but i'm sort of wanting to not separate the installation from the purchase because i don't wanna i don't wanna i don't know no no. That's not now no. That's not the reason we're talking about them independently fred. You should get the product from the installer almost all the time simply because you need you want to make sure that they have a vested interest in stand behind it as well simply talking about the aspects of the project so you understand the product aspect and then make sure whoever's doing it is putting a good product into a bad scenario exactly and and you don't in almost all cases in vinyl replacement windows in i'm going to give a quick definition of of this Vinyl replacement window was designed to go into a wood frame. such as what. You're talking about fred I see i see people out installing these windows and we'll talk about that after this call but in areas they shouldn't install them but if if the frame can be salvaged or you can replace or repair the the exterior components that are in bad shape Even stabilizing them with the cedar shield. I don't know if you've ever heard us talk about that. But that will that will stop that. Rot in its tracks. So you could. Whoever you end up choosing to do this The they can easily spray this product on their as they're working and put multiple coats And then and then they can fill it if they choose to but then once we know. There's no rot. Then you're you can install this vinyl replacement window and then they can wrap the outside components with either window trim kit. Our friends over window trim kit in shelby. That's all vinyl or you can get a vinyl. Aluminum coated are a vinyl coated aluminum that they bend in shape. And we'll cover all of the exterior parts therefore you don't have to say about rot. You don't have to worry about paying anymore just pretty much a a cleaning a couple times a year. Do you have any particular companies that you recommend home depot. Obviously does they. They do and i've got a couple of smaller contractors and if you wanna send us a note to our website i'll i'll get you connected with those folks. Sounds perfect. That s john. Yeah s jonah. Dave dot com. And just look for the questions button. Thanks for your help. You appreciate the call david To two things real quick one thing. I got to say because i gave this unequivocal endorsement of bear. I have an unfair advantage I have been. I have been involved in in what we refer to as a bear challenge and that is a double blind test of the product application drawdown coverage. All that stuff against pretty much any can name right. And i have never lost a bear challenge where we're bear has outperformed and come in less expensive now. I'm doing this with large professional customers right. So there you save six cents a gallon or whatever whatever the you know. The metric is expert job times. Every how many jobs i mean. That's that's a major thing never lost it one time. A customer chose to go with the different product. Just because they said. I'm just gonna do it. I know what your data says. I'm just going to do this so cool. That's good. that's the beautiful thing about living in this country. One of them. So so i do want to be careful to say. Hey i have an unfair advantage. And i'm simply share that unfair advantage with y'all i've seen it i've seen i've seen this paint and i know how old's up so so i'm right with you i. I just won't be careful with people. Think i'm doing some kind of infomercial or something i'm taking i don't know anyway. I just wanted to be very transparent and very honest with that. And i did talk about two other product speaking of transparent. Watch what i do here. Anderson full view storm door one of the projects for spring. And we never got. We've talked a lot about paint. There's so many that we still want to talk about and we'll do it next week. Now worries god willing but Anderson full view storm door. I think a home duped people's special thing on that love that full view in love. The fact that it's anderson product. We just talked about simon ten. We talked about anderson about some really good brands here and again. That's not to say that. That's exclusively the only option. There's a lot of things to consider. But when i get these lists. And i started paying attention to him. I confess. I had a lot of good information. And i didn't always pay attention. That's probably surprised as david. But i get this. Listen it's special price or a special deal and it's a quality product like that at the home depot. That i wanna. I do want to call that stuff out. So that's i just want to make sure. I snuck that no absolutely. It's a good stuff. I doubt about it all right. Well i know it's over. I want to remind me next week. It on here. let's let's talk about I wanna talk about when you use a vinyl replacement window and y yes. Yes you talked about that. Yeah yes. Because i've i've been involved in a couple of messes that people have been in and of vinyl replacement windows not meant for every opening so we just we just want. I'm you're kidding me. Just want to educate and make sure people know because you know where they say. When you're a hammer everything looks like an starts looking. When you're only solution is a hammer. Everything starts looking like a nail totally totally get it good advice and i think you and i've talked about that so So that's great. I just made it my notes. I will make sure that it's top of agenda for our call for our show the week of well next week. The twenty six. I think it'd be twenty third or something like that. All right. we are out of time. Folks thank you so much for all the great calls. All the great comments and feedback today from both consumers and professionals. We're really grateful for you guys and being able to do this with you every single week. We also want to remind you that we think the most important count home improvement that you can make as the one that makes your home a happier place to live in told. Forget to work on that this week and we'll see you next week when we return to the home depot home improvement show with john and dave.

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Home Improvement with John & Dave, 1/2/21

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Home Improvement with John & Dave, 1/2/21

"It's the home improvement with john day. Show brought to you by the home depot. More saving more doing welcome home improvement with john with answers to all your home improvement questions. Sponsored by home depot lennox charlottecomfortsystems cost a heating and cooling and dry pro basement systems on news. Talk seven ten and ninety you. Good morning everybody. Welcome to home improve away. I'm john gordon with the home depot. I'm scott shelton with charlotte comfort systems and our brother. David noble is still on his christmas. Break so congratulations. David scott shelton. Thanks for joining in. Always appreciate having a partner on air sir. Thanks for having such a beautiful Start to the new year it's I think it's a pretty morning. When i rolled out it was darkness. Could be but there was just shy of a full moon. So i'm guessing it's going to be another beautiful day caroline's up in is it s good. That's good i'm Up in wilmington. So back in the carolinas from me to call its. I'm happy new year. I should have said that. Amount of blocks Happy new year to everybody last time we talked. We were anticipating christmas. Did a little show last weekend. I hope everybody had very awesome christmas. Or finish up their hannukah celebration or whatever the special holiday was it that that everybody celebrated Scott you guys stay in town joining fun just family. Time is really nice. My granddaughter is sick. So it's a it's a great time. Yeah she's awesome. That's good news. Well i thought this morning since we had our hvac expert and we would. We would do things we'll talk about. Hvac for sure. But i made a list of new year's resolutions for your hall. And i can't take credit for the list i just went out and started cruising through. You know things that you really should do kind of like healthy looting people making for healthy living or whatever. It's going to be another new year. I just went and looked at the things you should. You take care of your home and said hey. It's new year's let's make a list of resolutions and talk about what we could do there. So scott i know that your your background is certainly hvac. But you see enough of all the other things that it would probably makes sense for you and as as we go through that list. But i think the very first thing in a nod to to our. Hec partnership is. Hey if you haven't done it and we'll talk and scott ask you to kind of weigh in on just picking a set up a semi annual or twice a year service maintenance of your hvac systems. We'll let you talk about why that's important in some key things that you should look for also wanted to hear a little bit more if i could from you scott. I think our listeners would like to hear it also on The cold plasma technology. That i hear lennox talking about it. Especially given the continued challenges with covid nineteen and what will likely be ongoing challenges from a health perspective or the opportunity to be healthier. So we'd love to hear on that A little bit more. That would love to talk about some of the I think probably the best thing to talk about it. And i'll let you weigh in on scott is is just what should we do from an hvac perspective looking into twenty twenty one. I know in my world of building materials building supplies. And i've been in this business for forty years and i have not seen lumber prices as they are forty years. I have not seen supply chain issues. As broad over these in forty years answer like appliances is just a living nightmare and and i wondered would like for you to opine a little bit of our next segment on some things. Folks can do to make sure that they don't get caught in a really bad spot. Should there be issues in the supply chain. Hvac this is not panic. Peddling by the way we're actually gonna talk instead of going out and doing something right now. I think scott. We'll talk a little bit about how to make a good plan and intelligent about it. And then just the length of the list of things we could talk about this far home improvements new year's resolutions for your home starting outside working inside. What is it a remodel. Is it just a face lift. There's some really really practical things. Scott i think some of what will be good about. That is a lot of. It will tie into making sense from a from an hvac perspective so we have two hours and they go screaming by pretty typically. So that's kind of how will think about it naturally. We'll talk about whatever y'all want to talk about at seven zero four five seven eleven ten seven four five seven eleven ten. We've got lines open if you've got questions and so we'd love to chat. The list is pretty lengthy. The brain trust with mr shelton is a vast and so get ready. Grab a cup of coffee. Because that's what i'm gonna do As we roll into this next break here about thirty seconds away from that scott so so those are some things that will think about talk about. And we'll let folks way in as a need to remember. You can always send us information or ask questions at ask. John and david dot com. Click on the questions and send us a note that way. So anyway you want do Get some information. Get some questions to seven four five seven eleven. Ten home improvement with john and dave. We'll be back after these important messages. Welcome back this is home improvement with jani. Dave i'm john gordon with the home depot and i'm scott shelton with charlotte comfort systems and scott shelton charlottecomfortsystems. Thanks for being with us. This morning i always appreciate the great support that you guys give us. We're talking new year's resolutions. We'll talk about anything you talking about. Though at seven four five seven eleven ten have the hvac brain trust in the house. You should jump on that with both feet. Not literally but give us a call scott if we're talking new year's resolutions before we get into a couple of things like the coal plasma technology and stuff i think a really good new year's resolution and you actually start budgeting for just a a few dollars a month and be ready for your your spring. Checkup is making the commitment to do an hvac maintenance programming. And i don't see that as self i just see it as good business practice but what what should some of the what could pay folks expect to pay for. You know ballpark for a good package. And then what should. What should be happening when i wanted inspection happens. Can you talk to that a little bit. Sure and i mean ever since the early two thousands when we started going away from the old refrigerant r. Twenty two or everyone calls free on the new refrigerant r. a. And it it works at such a higher internal operating pressure. I mean the difference from maybe two hundred fifty to two hundred and seventy five pounds of pressure per square inch on the old refrigerant to over five hundred pounds per square inch with the new refrigerant. So keeping your coils clean making sure your filters are changed regularly Good airflow Makes a world of difference in without doing your regular maintenance to make sure that your blower wheel is clean. Your capacitors are good. That your condenser coils clean evaporaters clean. I know this is boring. Talk but if this is done it will save you so much in the long run from a major repair. it's not a guarantee but it sure makes The odds angle in your favor in the long run. It's quite an investment. You know it's just to give some perspective on the change. You know two to five hundred pounds per square inch. That's ten x what's happening in your plumbing system today so i think and and and that would be ten next on the high side right we say about fifty psi is is as high as you should go just with the water pressure in your house right so we're looking at a system that's going to run ten x that and there's a change in the refrigerant has to go from liquid to gas In the in the cycle right so to take off peter to pick up it has to go from liquid gas if at his that condenser with any version of liquid life. It's bad fast right. It is so so. I mean if you think about the number of hours if you if you live in charlotte in you commute to and from work five days a week. The average person puts about five hundred hours a year on their car. The air conditioner in charlotte runs twelve to thirteen hundred hours a year. We all change our oil but not everyone thinks about the ac unit unless there's an issue with it so let me ask this question. 'cause i used to. I used to at my receiving team because they were the ones responsible for doing the daily checks on our forklifts right. I had one guy that used to pencil with that. I'm going back like almost thirty years now but he would just kind of grab the sheet and yet check. Check check check. I said what were you. See this like line here. This check for leaks and there's a leak. You don't just check yet leaks. Were something going on. Maybe we should have a peek at that and deal with it right. So what should somebody expect to have happen when they get a maintenance plan like somebody just come out and say. Hey nice house save. I like during the during the summertime. Your air conditioner is essentially a big dehumidifier. It's pulling out the heat and with it the humidity and all summer that your furnace is attached to that coil and it's it's just a blower but so all winter you ha- are all summer. You have that moisture going through your furnace when we do heating system to know. You wanna make sure that all the safeties are in operating order that the gas pressure is correct that the blower wheel is clean that That the equipment is operating exactly the way it showed. If there's motors that need oiling. We check all the tubing on the on the pressure switches just just the amount of moisture that goes through the unit. We wanna go through a make sure that everything is ready for heating season and then of course in the kooning season. It's it's the reverse we just go through. Make sure that the drain which is dried out over the winner that there's water in it that it's clean That the evaporator clean that the condenser is clean. It's basically I think the air conditioning is twenty one point Test in the heating is a sixteen point test. My guys use tablets. And there's a checklist and they go through all the day just to make sure that everything is within within specs and hopefully if there's an issue will catch it and that's the only time my guys would make a recommendation for repair is If they find a week capacitor. If that capacitor continues to weaken will put a strain on the motor when it starts or the compressor and shortens life so it is all not know. It's all integral and tied together so it would be fair. It'd be fair for listener. Who's interested in and getting involved in a or purchasing a maintenance plan it would be fair to say. Hey show me some of the things that you look at now. some of. It's just gonna look like greek but is it a reasonable request that if one of your texts was in a house. They said okay. Show me everything is gonna do. They see they walk them through that ipad check loose. I mean some of it's going to be like you know a bit of definitely grew by and we'll we'll give them a copy of it after we're done we save copy of it internally and it's it's it's it's rudimentary stuff but it can make a big difference in the long run in it and and for us. It's not a profit center. We we charge one hundred and seventy five dollars a year for the first system and then one hundred and fifty dollars for each additional system right so it's not twice a year. We'll come out in the spring and the fall. Which is i think the right way to do it right. I mean system is going to run. There are guys is trying to do it all at one time. And that's just the savings Unit for them but it's makes the window too large so women and and then there's there's there's gonna be a period of time where wants us from the other is the dominant running system. And you won't have. You may not have a peek at it. Or you won't pay attention to it. Over a protracted period of time just is just again in the spirit of of new year's resolutions and in kind of adding some disciplined to our lives. If you were going to spend three hundred dollars a year on hvac program you'd have to set about five dollars and seventy five cents a week aside to do that. And and so is that a resolution that you wanna make. I'm asking a rhetorical question. We think it is but again come up with three hundred dollars. You know sorry starbucks day. We just don't buy that. Mocha carmo a. I don't know that's a very sarcastic. I didn't mean to be sarcastic. I don't wanna pick on starbucks. But but i am a dunkin donuts guy. There's a certain extent right now. Okay so so not necessarily a lot of money if we're going to say hey look we're going to the second of january and we're going to start thinking about this you. Could you could conceivably put some money aside and not break the bank doing something that keeps you. Maybe break in the bank with an anticipated or. Hac breakdown could have been prevented. you've been to. I'm sure you've had a few mortgage closings. There's just reams of paper that you go through when you're buying that house but the most important paper that you don't get when you buy a house is an owner's manual. You know there's not a. There's nothing that tells you how to take care of the house. You know you have to pay for it but And you guys do a great job of telling people. Hey here's you know it's this time of year. Here's what you should do to get ready for the upcoming season. Maybe you should put that in in written form. Maybe we have some kind of digital version. Who i'll do. I'm going to do that in my spare time is. We're come up right up against the break. We're gonna tackle some more home improvement new year's resolutions if you will when we come back folks where a seven four five seven eleven ten seven zero four. Five seven eleven ten. Give us a call. We'll talk home improvement other relevant for y'all when we return to home improvement with john and dave welcome back. This is home apu which today. I'm don gordon with the home depot. And. i'm scott shelton with charlotte comfort systems. Scott thanks for being with us this morning. We're talking home improvement. We're talking new year's resolutions We started with some h. So are we talked about the fact that it would be a whopping five dollars and seventy cents per month if you if you had to set some money aside to to get a plan so we're going to put that on our list. Scott maybe before we go into a couple of the other Items could we talk. Just just a tiny bit about two things the technology or just a little bit without getting really technical on the clock cook cold plasma technology. That is You know the air purification and and killing viruses and stuff like that. Can you take a second on that. It's pretty amazing technology. It's a it's a small device that is Added into the ductwork and all it really does. It creates a plasma field which works its way through the duct system throughout the house. And it it'll kill odors viruses. Mold allergens Owners volatile organic compounds and the great thing is is when these ions land on hard surfaces. That also kill what's on those on those hard surfaces These things they used real heavily in in hospitals and universities crowded spaces it's great technology. It's been out there for a long time. It's just become a lot more popular in our current climate. They're not expensive. The annual maintenance is basically just blowing it off with compressed air and it's definitely not a large investment Far better than than what we've had in the past where we used you know. Uv lights which require costly annual maintenance and are not as effective and they create a some ozone which is a a an irritant made by a company called phenomenal air phenomenal era. So you can. you can google that. Take a look at so it. This doesn't create ozone and some of the affects that come along with it okay and then I have. I have ultraviolet lights in my system and as you say i have to replace those every year. And they're not forty nine cents. They're expensive to replace so an investment and not that they're bad thing they do a great job that uv lights. The best thing they do is prevent mold and mildew growth on your pan in your evaporator coil. So but the coal plasma technology would solve those problems It it definitely would i. It's a sometimes. The simplest form of treatment is is the most effective in with the restraints that we haven't in north carolina. I can't tell you how many of these we've put in Like dentist office and they will allow these coast cold plasma units in lieu of fresh air in a commercial application so almost every commercial building they have to bring in raw air from outside to dilute the carbon dioxide in the building right if they install phenomenal air unit. The code authority will allow zero fresh air. That's how good a job they do. Like a nasa as air scrubber. Say you musk ask air scrubbers since. I think it'd be the way we're going to go all right. Well that's cool so minimal investment right way to go one more thing that i want to talk about. I promise we're gonna get into We'll talk about. Hvac morning if people want to do that. at seven. Zero four five seven hundred eleven tenths been bad about giving on her number seven zero four five seven eleven ten. Give us a call. There's one more thing scott that you and i've talked about not just once and i'll preface it in and if we have to run into our next segment to to talk to what we will but There's always been a challenge. And i know when i was working in multifamily owners. Managers always try to figure out. Hey i need to replace you know. They're an internal coil or an external component and they only wanted to replace one and one of the refrigerant changes going on. There was all kinds of crazy stuff going on to try to save money. But ultimately i think cost people money and certainly cost comfort and reliability. And but i bring all that up because now there's ways to make a change with this modulating technology that is adaptable to other other systems. I'm sure i did not do that. Justice and so. We're going to be like a minute away from a break here. I will force you to get that if fifty seconds or less scott but we come back helped me do a better job to say. What's new about this modulate technology. A wyatt an advantage and then why. It's exciting now that you don't have to have this entirely new system in place to to make it work for you. So you can take advantage of the technology you can take advantage of the energy savings the increased comfort and not have to change every single aspect of your hvac system. So we're twenty seconds away from a break. Grab a cup of coffee. get your honeydew list tells. What's on there and ask questions. It might be related to give us a call at seven. Four five seven seven seven four five seven seven ten here. I was gonna ask john. And dave dot com. Click on the questions button. Send us a note that way. Get your questions ready because home from work. Johnny davis coming right back. Welcome back. this is home of john. I'm john gordon with the home depot. I'm scott shelton with charlotte comfort systems. And we're talking about all kinds of stuff this morning. If you want to join the conversation with what's important to you give us a call at seven zero four five seven seven seven. Four five seven eleven. Ten gives us a shout scott. Let's talk show quickly in our last segment here before the top of the hour. The whole i think i'm getting the terminology right. The modulating a technology that allows you to the the system will run at different speeds rates to to accommodate the need and still save energy. And why the compatibility thing is such good news. Well so most air conditioners in the market work at one capacity so if it's a three ton unit is always a three ton unit There's a lot of units that work at to output. It would work as a three-time or drop down to a two ton working as a two stage unit The two stage unit or the modulating units that we've used in the past always needed a variable speed blower as it adjusts the capacity of the ac unit would adjust the blower in your in your fan for your furnace or your air handler. To match. lennox has new technology. Now that we can actually install the new ac unit with your existing furnace whether it's variable speed or not. And it's it's going to make it to where if you need a new air conditioner and you wanted to put in a high efficiency unit you could do it without having to buy a new furnace so if it's a new furnace or if it's still in really good shape you won't have to replace it and we can still get seventeen eighteen season rating with your existing furnace and then of course it would go higher Win that furnace were replaced with a variable speed unit. Okay but the great thing is i think about motor most of the motors. That we have have a capacitor. You know it's a split pole motor so it has to have that capacity to ramp up the Voltage initially to turn that motor over to get it running. And then think of like your cordless drill just the more you pull the trigger. The faster turns right right. Well these inverted compressors that have been used for decades in douglas. units It uses converter compressor that has no capacitors. It's just a dc driven compressor. That means it's gonna last longer has less wear. There's there's there's no over vaulting during startup and it can give you thirty five percent or one hundred percent or anything in between based on what your needs are in the house so if it's just taking out humidity it works at much lower output if you have zoning and you only want a cool one area it'll work as a much smaller unit or as is bringing the temperature down can drop its capacity to not over cool the house really good technology and then It does it. Does you do have to to make that work. Make sure that whatever thermostats slash humidity that combination is is compatible with with the system correct. Well no in with this new unit we. We can use your existing thermostat. We'd unlike all of the other modulating units. We do not have to have a communicating thermostat. It it works on. It works on pressure instead of control from the thermostat. It's it's gonna it's a game changer. really gonna be nice We've installed a couple of them and they are very simplistic equipment. That works In a highly advanced way. Okay so good. News energy efficiency. Would you say you can get up to eighteen here. You said right and how expensive to make the change. Well there's so many different sizes so it goes from five ton but if you were going to buy a standard fourteen seer unit it's like a light bulb its owner. It's off it's probably fifty percent more okay. But there are advantages. You can get rebates from From lennox you can get rebates from the Your local power company and that delta fifty percent more. I mean you're not talking to one hundred thousand dollar unit so fifty percent more is a remarkable investment over the life of the equipment and you get the comfort. And that's what's key. I mean we spend more time in our homes than we do anywhere else especially on average. We don't mind spending more for a car when we buy as we wanted a sunroof or or leather seats. This is going to be around a lot longer than your car and definitely gonna save you a lot more money. That's good news. I i'm glad for the explanation As is suspected. I wasn't really making explaining that The best way possible so so let's get information. We got a little bit of time in this segment and in so lines are open. Seven zero four five seven eleven ten seven zero. Four five seven eleven. But i'd like to commit the rest of our conversations this morning. Scott will naturally do hvac because people love to call you when we have you in studio or on the program with us But i wanted to take some time this morning and it'll probably bleed into the next couple of weeks and that's fine too but just talking about new year's resolutions from a home improvement perspective. Everybody's gonna listen to all the commercials. It's resolution you use resolution and it happens every year and i was reading a statistic that said from a home home improvement perspective If you make these resolutions nine point two percent of people who make resin ro resolutions will actually carry them through nine point two percent. That's not a good rate. So that means we're going to say we're to do this stuff and then we're not going to do which is and i don't know how that nine point two percent compares to new year's resolutions at large it could be actually higher. I don't know what percentage of people carry out their new year's resolutions through the entire year but from a home improvement perspective. I think there's two things that would be really helpful. If you're gonna make a resolution about home improvement be thoughtful. Look at the house. Think about the things that you think of two o'clock in the morning and say i really need to do that. And then steph one is right down right down what it is. You're gonna do and number two tell somebody who's gonna hold you accountable without driving you insane. I would argue. Your spouse is probably the best partner for that because he or she is as vested is likely to be as best as you are in in the home improvement whether that be comfort space to enjoy or just being practical and good stewards of the biggest investment. That you'll make i an intangible stuff anyway so so that's for what it's worth. My my advice is worth everything you paid for. This is not pay per view. So it's it's not a huge investment but There's there's there's i mean. I filled up two pages of stuff. Just starting to go down the list of what you could do. And if you go into like like target or home depot or lowe's or walmart for some reason january is always about storage and see all kinds of containers and shelving and and i guess it's because people do make new year's resolutions. Maybe because you bought ten thousand dollars worth of new christmas decorations because the ten thousand you got last year. Weren't good enough and so now you gotta deal with that. I don't know the reasoning behind it. But i would tell you from a new year's resolution perspective to make a commitment or have some thoughts and then some actions around storage would be a really good starting place and that could be outside storage in whether that's a deck box as a simple as a box to as complex as some of these. Two story sheds shops. Whether it's a she shed or he shed or Shed shed That would be a really good place to to to start the other place. That i think is really great. And we'll talk about it when we come back is closets and with a minimal investment. You can take an really get yourself. Organized from plaza perspective and you can do that bring in a third party and outside company in how to look didn't planet or get online and take a peek options. Are out there and ways that you might do that. So storage is a really good place to start and we'll talk a little bit more about that when we come back into our second hour. We'll actually take a walk around the house as well. And and and scott this will throw out some of the things that That merit attention but that also will play into you know the comfort and heating and cooling efficiency of your home as well. So don't go away home approval. Jonah dave seven zero four five seven seven ten. Give us a call. We'll talk more would return to him for china day. It's the home improvement with john. Dave show brought to you by the home depot. More saving more doing well until home improvement with john with answers to all your home improvement questions sponsored by home depot lennox charlottecomfortsystems cost heating and cooling and dry pro baseman systems on news. Talk seven ten and nine three. Tell you welcome back. This is our number two home. Open with jonah dave. I'm john gordon with the home depot. Scott shelton with charlotte comfort systems. Scott thanks for being with this morning. Always appreciate it. We're going gonna talk home improvement at seven four five seven. Oh eleven ten looks like people are sleeping in this morning and usually caused by this point in time. So i mean we're happy to talk about lots of stuff here so not issued. It's just catching what's important to you. So give us a call. Seminal four five. Seven hundred eleven. Ten new year's resolutions for your home closets is a really good place to start and you can go. You can go online. Whether it's closet made. I came over classmate is part of rubbermaid. There's another manufacturer out there. I'm drawing a total blank on it right now but you can go look at closet organization you know go online and check it out and you can see everything from stuff to buy tough finding people who will come and do of like an inventory of. What's in your closet and help you a declutter and be reorganized. And there's some do it yourself components if you don't want to spend a ton of money available and that's just a really good place to start and i think think in terms of I think the best thing is just go out and take a look at it so scott. You guys just bought a new house while it's probably not just over a year maybe two now. When did you move into this new house this past june. Okay so i thought it was recent so so. I can't remember whether it was an existing home whether you had it built. So what's the closet world. I mean without getting personal. How important is that in in making a decision about buying a house or not by a house had closet organizers installed From the same company that we used on the last two houses it makes a world of difference functional functionally and then also for having put together for exactly what you want because all all there was in the closet before was the wire shelving with the with the What do you call it. The the round our odds the metal rod yep exactly just the bare minimum right exactly kind of what goes in every new house and a lot of shoes. I i like Got a couple of kind of shoes. Collect and i wanted somewhere to put them. So they they put in some Some deeper shells to allow all the boxes in in the shoes in it and a lot of folded clothes which you know. We don't have room for in your closet. That's i think that's the trick and if you look at those The the i call them modular units. But they're modular in that. There's some standard sizes but you can also get custom built. The idea is is just providing some spaces for more than just hanging stuff right or where. You've got a shelf and a closet pole and then anything that you got folded. Just get stacked on top of those shelves. I'm having some some horizontal space whether that be for shoes. And i didn't know you had the imelda. Marcos singer vote on scott. Good for you. Is we all have our vices. Hey whatever that's all you got really good shape toiling. That would be just the place. I don't wanna go hours and hours on that topic. But i think is you think about what you looking at pick one. Pick the closet. The coat closet. I walk downstairs. Is something in the master bedroom. But if you've got selling your house in mind over the next twelve to eighteen to twenty four months perfect time to think about what to do. You said you brought somebody in before you move in scott. I think that's pretty typical. I think people want to see more than just made white wire shelving in In their home. I know i'm helping my son with his investment property and we were looking at this very basic master bedroom closet an emmy debated to. Hey we want to make the investment. Here is a very delicate balance. When you when you do a flip between what you really wanna see all day every day if you're going to live there and what really makes sense and it was a simple as just take an section and changing and given an actually turned out. Ironically scott said this really needs to you need to have a place for for shoes and Just making a change in the direction the shelving and the type of shelving is a difference between opening up a door and looking at just a straight run and seeing. Hey there's some thought into this thing so so so time well spent so. I would say you know whether it's top of your list or not. I don't know but storage would be a good place to start the other place while we're on the topic of storage and before we take our next week if you want to talk to a seven zero. Four five seven eleven. I'm doing a terrible job in getting our numbers out this week. But i think the other place that i look at is outdoor storage and sheds. Now you've got some code issues. You might have covered things to deal with if your neighborhood association but when you think about how many times you see people park in their cars in the driveway because the garage is full of stuff might be twenty twenty one might be the year that you bite the bullet and make a plan for some outdoor storage again whether you have a third party community do it or whether you buy a kit or or or whatever your choice may be. That would be one that we would say on the list. We'll talk about more kinds of practical. And maybe even simpler home improvement things to do as part of a new year's resolution. But we're going to do that. After upright give us a call seven zero four five seven hundred. Eleven ten improving which john and dave. We'll be right back. Welcome back with john and gordon with the home depot charlotte comfort systems scott. Thanks for being with us this morning. We're talking about home improvement at seven. Four five seven eleven ten seven zero four five seven eleven ten going down a road. Some things out there would be good. New year's resolutions were jumping on the new year's resolution bandwagon new year's resolutions for your home improvement list. Sir foyer for your home. Do you have a list of things you wanna do at your home. Scott just quickly going back to the organizing the closet or the pantry. Garages is not a plug. When it's honest. I had three quotes on this house. And i'll tell you the guy that i worked with queen city closets. I couldn't be happier and They've always made exactly what i wanted and came in the last time even less than what i expected. That's nice very surprising. Got any jt. The owns a company and couldn't be happier. I think if you're if you don't have that gene. Some people just have the gene for getting organized about. But if that's not your a strong i think in investment in a third party company is really good for. I think for a couple reasons. We'll and you say in queen city queasy came in and did it for you. yeah Awesome solution. I am not familiar with those folks. But it's been so long since has charlotte. It's just not funny. But i think what you get when when you bring those people in is you get. This is what i really would like. And they know all of the current information technology to devices designs modular units all the innovations that stuff that they deal with all day every day in when you You pay a little bit more than yourself but you get everything that comes with it and you can hit the golf course while they d your closets. That might replace. My new year's resolution is to make it another full year without hitting golf. Course it'll be like thirteen in a row Anyway so so. That's good stuff from an hvac perspective. Since we've got you. I want our good or that might be related But also things that could be on mold and mildew that spot in the bathroom. The gotta clean that up rob you know. Haven't been in a crawlspace or or whatever it might be in dehumidification action. There's there's a major things that you can do as you select solutions for a new heating cooling system but there's also some things you can do stay in and day out and one of them would be just take a look at the ceiling or the the exhaust fan in your bathroom if you got spots of mold or or even if you get bad moisture buildup a wire taking a shower troubleshooting. Say okay. what what are the three things that we need to do to take a look at it number one. Is the fan working. This the famous. It's very high tech. We call it the toilet paper test take a couple of scores. The toilet paper turned fan on. And if the fan can't hold toilet paper up there you might have some issues right. We've seen the the opposite where people put the in vents up in there and you could hold a small against the ceiling and it would stay. That might not be the optimal solution either but checking that and if if the fan is drawing out is still have issues. What about the bottom of the door has the has the bathroom door off. Do you have bought an inch of clearance so that you can have fresh air in as you exhaust fan can spend all day long. If there's nowhere for new air to come in no heirs moving right so so that's one piece of it. What about bringing fresh air in or eric's change from an hvac perspective. Scott s something. You can go back and do after or have to be done in conjunction with a systemic or assistant replacement like the what's forget terminology for bringing the fresh air john drawn a blank on what we normally do it for the simple fact that it's roy air and when you bring roy into the duct system it could be it could be laden with moisture or you know create an allergic reaction or be an irritant. I tell you the best way that we that we fresh in the air in the house now is to just install a device like a phenomenally that cleans the air Because i mean most new houses are so tight that you'd be slammed the front door. You can feel your the pressure on your eardrums. Not as not as healthy as we would like. But it's built for energy efficiency not Linda dylan agency. Yeah i so for making the checklist. We've we've talked about you know Partnering with ah good. Hvac firm to do you know the annual or semi annual maintenance checks and they could deal with recommendations with perspective this coal technology at least if they're lennox partner then the other phenomenal air. I think said was the major manufacturer. The other two items we can add to the list are number one. Check your bath vent or replace your basement and number. Two and make sure is functioning and you could add a timer so instead of a switch david and i talk about this pretty regularly instead of a regular switch to turn your fan off and on your bath fan off and on put a timer on it and said it so that in a run fifteen twenty minutes after you exit shower if you wanna get really high tech. You can purchase a humidity's stat an integral humidity that in the switch so that when it senses a relative humidity in the bathroom ex it kicks on and when it drops below x. whether it's fifty percent or sixty percent it shuts off and so then once again you can you can make the change and not think about it which is really typically a good way to go make it right and then don't worry about all right gives caller seven zero four five seven hundred eleven ten seven zero four five seven ten while we're in the bathroom and you're thinking gee it's the second of january and i'm looking up at my shower head and it still has all that funk on the scale that could be a great new year's resolution take the shower head off. Well take this hour off and replace it or shower head off in. Soak it in some vinegar and water and get the get the phone off of it and and boom. That's one of those things that she looked up every morning. As you're getting ready for working. I really need to do that. It's done and i promise you you'll feel clear. Maybe it's probably a good time to think about cleaning your drive in also so boone spot on farther down the list here is like get out and get it and clean your dryer vent. That's i mean that's that's a that's a great new year's resolution but there's also like a safety certainly you get drying and better energy consumption but lint is not a thing is just build of length is a is a fire hazard. And it's a perfect time. If you go up. I did this. David and i were talking about this two or three months ago for some reason. And if you go out and just look at like cleaning your dryer. Vent there's tons of great hacks hints little techniques to get cleaned up and and it's perfect. It's perfect time to do that as as you say. And it's i think about that in terms of like even like i think he call that part of even the hvac but this because there's ductwork and ball all let's see we've got David let's talk to david david. Good morning i'm john and dave. How are you this morning. i'm doing well. How are you excellent talk. We got the interesting problem Recently we purchased a house in the. I think it was august and it was a a us house but was good I noticed that in the one bathroom. I was getting a drippy noise. Now when i hear a trippy noise i started getting nervous and it was coming from up. I was hearing the vent. And i was trying to determine what was cognis but i noticed that it only happened on windy days. The what. I had. David david hay day. I'm sorry i interrupted which just coming right up against a hard. Stop here soy. If you don't mind we're gonna put you on. Hold and i want to make sure that we answer that question with plenty of time to do it so don't go away folks. Seven zero four five seven seven ten. This is home improvement. John and dave. We're gonna be back talked to david and many more return from these important messages. Welcome back home of john. I'm john gordon with all devote. I'm scott shelton with charlotte comfort systems. And we're going to bring david back on good morning. David thank you for waiting through the break. We were with you Suspicious dripping sound and you were just about to tell us where you found it what i believe. It's happening is back on the second floor and believed the pipe goes out the side of the building. And what i'm actually hearing is the flou- is coming down when it's windy and it's gonna make making like a drumming noise. This is so loud that when you close the bathroom door You can still hear it. Outside 'cause echoes through it now as they're up a rubber gasket that goes on these slapped something to prevent that or something that i have to do something with a pipe chart for like the residents of it sort of down this way. I'm not sure. So there's there's usually two Dampers one on the outside of event and one that's integral with the fan itself. It's this usually right attached to the to the fan box itself. Do you know which one it is. I would believe it outside one in the way. This is only half of windy days. Okay that makes sense. Although it could affect pressure changes could affect the one inside and also that probably makes sense so well. The i'm hesitating. Scott i don't know if you have a suggestion you could put on. You could probably put a foam weather strip images on a little spot to keep it from slamming as you say. The only reason i hesitate is your year. You're not going to complete the seal if you do that right. So when that when that that damper falls straight down shots when the fan is operating you still have a little space there for cold air or warm air to enter Is it enough to make a difference. I don't know. But i would think that that's probably just as a simple starting point and it's some it's this it's a small and thin as a a double sided. I kind of foam taped rights. They all you need is just a little bit to keep metal from hitting metal or plastic from hitting plastic scott. What does the does the cat terminate on the roof or is it in the software to it. Turban thought of a building in has like one of those triangle Shield dover it covers over it so that it's kinda like protected. I keep from birds from flying in there or something of that nature. I'm not sure all keep weather and stuff out. It's the typical. It's typical event off. I for a horizontal wall right. So the triangle shape would be aside elevation of it yup correct and you can have access to it from the attic space or no well the pipe i might be able to get to the addict base. It's in a spot that isn't typically made for walking so you would have to go across the raptors in the And what you could get to the pipe if you couldn't get to the cat. The maybe relocate its termination point. Yeah both are difficult to get to. The is thirty feet up in the attic. It's not easy to get to That would probably be the easiest way to get to it in the attic. Thought about putting some type of dampener on it so the pipe pigging the pipe when echo or something. I'm not europe. That'll work either or or you can take out a section of the mental and replace it with a with a short section of flexible pipe. Maybe put a bend in it like a trap. Yeah i like that theory that way you break the because i think you said david you thought the issue was just that it was echoing down the metal pipe. Right so scott's idea of putting a a less some that it's got to conduct a sound away less just for a section or two would be what could solve the problem in the easiest possible way. 'cause you could do closest to the place that you can access in the attic. That would make sense. I think i will try that tarik. Go scott sheltered pay again today. Wait a minute what we pay you was that helped though david i said does that help. Does that make sense. That makes sense. Thank you i like. I like that better than my recommendation of putting something on the outside for two reasons one. I didn't realize how high almost thirty feet nearer is. I mean that's a forty foot extension ladder on a good day and number two. It does keep it from ceiling. All the way out would prefer that you keep the she'll airtight better to keep the seal if you can you. I appreciate your help. Thank you for the call. We appreciate the call. Thanks for waiting through the break. Have a great new year aright. Thank you scott. Shelton david goes away. Were seven four five seven. Oh eleven ten seven zero. Four five seven eleven. Ten really only admitted away from another break. I'm we had a caller who couldn't stay on who called about a twenty five year sealant that we're talking about and i'm not sure whether they were talking about the the seek affleck's concrete sealant the way talk about inbetween gaps and cracks in concrete whether they were talking about the cedar shield which is It's not really a sealant but it's it's a treatment for would that displaces and the the moisture and and and can be painted over in you can get you can check that out at cedars sightsee e d. e. r. at cedar c. e. r. c. i. d. cedar side so that could be it And then the other. The other thing could be sani. Tread that david and i have talked about a lot That can go over horizontal or vertical surfaces and is a kind of a flexible solution. Scotty am i. You've heard us talk about it as much as anybody else am. I forgetting something. Seek fai cedar. See what i could remember. Sixth grade was such you five of the best life spelling. And so there's no has no spellcheck on our microphones. So so if that's what. It is a r c. I d cedar side. And if not gives callback were not ask john dot com and just click on the questions button and a person to us that way. We've got to take another break. We've run long here. I'll make sure that is cool and not trying to answer that phone right now. scott. I think you've gotta skedaddle so i appreciate your being with us. Go have some fun on the golf course brother. My pleasure happy new year. Happy new year. Scott thanks so much folks hold privilege day. We'll be back after the but certainly grateful for him jumping out and joining us this morning. While david takes a well-deserved break word. Seven four five seven seven ten right now. We're going to talk to greg. Good morning grade. Your home improvement with john. And dave how are you. Hi good morning. I was having a handicapped things that you could do that. I can't do anymore painting and minor electrical stuff. So i'm looking for a handyman helped me do this stuff and i'm getting sick. A wide variety of prices is a wide variety of what they will do and won't do and it. And i don't know if i'm being taken advantage of 'cause i'm handicapped or i just don't know the current you know current prices and stuff but it's really very confusing so yeah there's a couple of things that we could probably help you with gregg number one. It's been a while since i was personally engaged there. But you might want to try the website for ordinary partners it would be naree charlotte and a roi charlotte dot com. And they'll they'll be a listing of members Who are scrutinized before they be a part of the organization. And so you know you'll be getting a trustworthy individual. I believe they've got a section for handyman. It's broken out. You know design build and so on but that might be a place that you check The the second thing regarding the variability of what people will do and the price thing we can help you out. I think if you're if you've got a couple of scenarios and you're like hey once somebody says this and this price and it's wildly different. Shoot us note at ask. John and dave dot com. And we can at least help you. Dial in a little bit. I mean it's impossible to say without controlling the price ourselves which we don't do. We're not doing the work but we can probably help you get dialed in to make sure that you're not paying a thousand dollars more than you should for a particular project on the other thing is is just gonna be the nature of the beast a handyman or handy person because it doesn't have to be a man is gonna. They're they're exactly what they say they are. They can do a lot of different things but are certain things that are not in their scope and depending on who you talk to. So for example. David dole was a handyman. He would be the breath of what he would do would be significant whereas if i was your handyman i can do a lot of things for you but there are certain things that i just don't have the skill set or if i have the skill set i'm willing to use it on myself but i'm not willing to to charge a fee off from for somebody else because i don't know it takes me longer or whatever whatever so i think that's part of the problem the third thing that you're up against greg just so you don't feel like somebody's trying to take advantage of you although you should always be. Cautious is the marketplace right. Now is is insane. As i have seen it in forty years and that means access the product the cost of product the cost of raw materials So when you get some prices on some of these things and you're like that it's just like really high. I mean if we can help you sleep it out. We're happy to do that. But i think you're gonna find as in general rule going into twenty twenty one awhile while we're all counting on it being a much better year Some of these impacts are still going to linger and and that could be part of the variability that you're seeing in pricing. So i know that i haven't answered your question but i think go to a good source. Nary charlotte dot com is a really good source. You may also want to just check around church or other clubs or associations to which you belong and see what what people can recommend their recommendations. That way i've done it in a lot of people You know recommended people to come in Do with some some will not do this. One guy said he got to charge me just as much for banging the trim if he was painting the whole wall and i think that made any sense. I'd never heard that Is this stuff like that. That i said you know why should i pay. Two hundred dollars just have trim on my porch painted Stuff like that. And i said i've been out of but to really know what's reasonable prices have gone up a lot of stuff. But some of these quotes. I'm getting just sad really income. And i can't afford a lot of the i would work at the bottom of up a pillar on my porch. And they're saying they'd have to take the you know go looks like he to be cut out and replaced at the bottom. One guy said no. I need to replace the whole Post column here. This and that. And i have to do this and that and it just because if it was me you to be a simple job. I just replaced the wood paintings and get it over with. But they're talking about one day. And said i may have jack up the salary your porch to keep the. We're take the post out to keep the fourth from folly. End getting greg yeah. Those are legitimate concerns but they may not be applicable to you so it depends on the column. Some columns are decorative and there's a four by four four by six inside of it that's carrying the load and so cosmetic fixes is adequate and other situations if it's a load bearing or structural column and there's a that would be legit then. There would be those concerns depending on the extent of the rock. I think for that particular one if you can snap a couple of pictures and shoot it over to us all both close up on the rotten and then back away so they can see kind of how the column is supporting your porch. We might gable. At least give an opinion that the ad that's likely to be you know something you can fix by cutting out a section and replacing it with the bondo type product or not. But it really is david and i both joke about. Hey maybe if this this full-time gig that we got you know doesn't work out or we're tired of it. We're just gonna go become handyman and and just do good work at a reasonable price and get on with life because what you say is a is a challenge that we hear a lot okay. Well i'll look. I'll look it up on this website. You gave me and yeah thank you very much. You've been very well. I don't know that i've been helpful enough. But it's ask. John and david got gotta spell the end Ask john and dave dot com. Just click on the questions button and let us see if we can help you a little bit that way dr in days term. Okay got it. Thank you greg. Happy new year all right. Let's talk to ted good morning. Tejarat home approve john. And dave. how are you this morning. Hope you are. We are help. Conversation earlier The coal pazmino generator technology versus the ultraviolet rays furnish and air conditioning unit. So i went straight to google and they phenomenal air. Co- password generator. Technology does say that it takes care of the corona virus germ issue but the ultraviolet light does not mention it. Does it kills all sorts of ours. But the doesn't mention the garona virus specifically so. I've got man coming out here monday already. Prior to this to measure the ultraviolet system. So guess thing to do. If it's an auction with him to do the generator is i would do that. And and ted apologize. I've got to wrap up because we are right up against a hard stop here. But i would definitely check out the cold plasma the phenomenal air charlotte comfort systems would be a great place to start in case the gentleman that you speak in to Can't help with that. So shoot noted sean. Indeed dot com. If you still got questions on it and let us know folks. Happy new year job ledger with us. Remember the most important. Come home for a minute of one. That makes you a happier place to live it. Don't forget to work on that this week next week on home improvement with john and dave.

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The Home Depot Home Improvement Show, 5/29/21

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The Home Depot Home Improvement Show, 5/29/21

"It well come to the home depot. Home improvement show with john answering your home improvement questions every saturday on bt presented by charlotte comfort systems heating and air conditioning at a cost heating cooling and electrical on news. Talk eleven ten and ninety nine three wbz morning everybody welcome to the home depot home improvement show which on dave. I'm john gordon. I'm david oval and Ready for memorial day home improvement. Show david how're you this morning on mike. Good my friend. how about you. everything's good everything's good ready for a long weekend And ready for a long weekend. This was a very special week. We were blessed with four mondays this week. Oh yeah i've had those. It's all good Hey i'm i'm back in my office and i'm a little worried. Does it sound echoey. I don't think so. Okay chris's probably the yeah. He saw that. He said he said no. He's okay right. good deal. Well that's good folks. Were ready for two more hours of home improvement extravaganzas. I'm just curious. David for grins. Did you get any more emails with color names. No just the one just the one. Maybe that was a good one though. He had some good ones. I did talk to grace snyder. Grace's our designer interior designer. Who does all the stuff for us. for all these Home single family home investors that we work with and she said she would think about being on the air itself. Think about john. So we'll see. I'd love to get around here. Talk about The trends and colors and stuff like that legit right you and i. I'll know i can't speak for you. Barbara will tell you that all my taste is in my mouth. With the excel exception of selection of spouse there. I have impeccable taste absolutely. But we've got a lot to talk about this week. Actually it's memorial day and memorial day's are always like a a bit of a crap shoot. Did they can be super super busy. Because everybody's getting ready for projects or they can be super super chill because everybody's super super chill but we hope if you're chilling you'll give us call anyway where it's seven four five seven. Oh eleven ten seven four five seven hundred eleven ten david. I thought this week we would do. I mean if you watch tv. There's just all kinds of home improvement. Ads everybody's revving up for memorial day in our. I don't know how this happened. But it's like people say memorial day. They think paint. I mean i i do. I like memorial day for two reasons. I do i. I grew up in a family. Where like very patriotic right. So by the time this day is over my the front of our house looks like the whole front area there right. It's pretty broad right. And then my neighbor who's comparable we will have. Little american flags placed every ten twelve feet or so liar line in the street. And that's how we grow up grew up Kinda crazy like that. I think it's not crazy. Actually but anyway so i think about that. I think about summer's coming. And and that's great and so we we want to know what you're thinking about. I have some things. David that are pretty typical. We'll talk a little bit about paint. We'll talk a little bit about pressure. Washing we'll talk a little bit about specific cleaners. I want folks to hear what you think and what you do. Because i have learned that you're is always the best mix of aggressive to to to do the right thing but but also affect doesn't trash everything around it and that includes pressure washers and things like that. I'm gonna talk a little bit about applying it pumps breyer's and things like that to us. I did check out the home depot product of the week this week. I mean i check it out every week and sometimes like last week was really cool right with the electrostatic sprayers. This one isn't so high tech but it's actually very cool and it opens the door for us to talk about a lot of different things and actually using them. So a little teaser there. Because we'll talk about great product a great price on it. And then it'll it'll open the door for conversations about fasteners and stuff like that so so that'll be cool And then we've got our tip of the week from two thousand and sixteen and it's my guests that were once again still on track but you know timeless is not something that i think about when i think about us and i think i mean that's that's it and we'll see what i don't know what you've got an e mails. I've got a couple you know dealing with the normal kind of the normal stuff that we deal with this time of year and then also remind me we want. I wanna do I went to the cabinets of website. Really a just went Where i think might have been home depot. But i downloaded the instructions for solid stain. So interesting. about what you can and can't do with that product. So you know we always talk about proper preparation and all of that so i think we'll talk about that and that prompted me. I was prompted for that because of a question From from a listener and that way we can answer that. And i think it might take Might help some folks okay. All right and that sounds perfect. I made or not. We'll get it. We're gonna. We're gonna take you trying to get jim before the breaker we're like one minute out from the break less than that. Let's say. Hey jim we see out there. We've got good information for you. We just going gonna. We would end up russian. You're in and out of or just cut you off and put you on hold. So we're gonna we're just gonna leave you on hold for a second and we'll talk about. We'll talk about that folks. This is This memorial day weekend. So there's probably lots of things going on you know socially getting ready for the summer around the house it. Is you know one of the most awesome weekends of the year because of the holiday that it represents and memorial day and honoring our veterans but also because it kicks off summer so So get your questions ready We'll take them at seven four five seven eleven ten seven four five seven. Oh eleven ten or go to ask. John and dave dot com. Click on the questions button. Send us a note that way. We'll talk any kind of home improvement. You've got when we returned to the home depot proven show with john and dave welcome back. This is the home depot home improvement. Show with jonah dave. I'm john gordon. I'm dave deauville. Lines open seven. Four five seven eleven ten seven zero four five seven eleven ten. We got jim and mark. We're going to start with jim. Good morning jim. You're on the home depot home improvement show john and dave. How are you guys thank you. Thanks for being just quality. Broadcasters and you always deliver really helpful practice content and I appreciate you guys will thank for the questions that i think you guys will answer fairly easily. One regards what i'm gonna call half moon window. I had windows replaced and the Wrapping around the window or the trim over this half boone. The guys the way. I'll do it as you cut pieces of the sheet metal or whatever goes around that and just snip. Snip snip in it cockpit. I didn't know if they make a whole piece. That would trim all over the top of that past moves and they have a question about a newly installed wood floor. Okay so david over the Over the half round window I forget the manufacturer if it's getting like a You got to seal it and flash it and it can do that behind siding or whatever but then there's a a pliable like a brick that actually is flexible. It's made right in indian trail. I go and you just you know. Take it and it. Literally it Floppy there's a wet noodle you shape it to to the to the shape you want. Okay so what's your but this guy. Are you talking about her. They bending metal is that what they were doing around the window. Just they were taken to wrap it in metal wrapped all the windows and they were just trying appease twist and it's just And then they would caught in between it and its shield tight but it just looked to see cut cut over that half round on top. So it's functional. It's just you know in the windows high but it's not the most pleasing thing right right. Yeah there's there's there's a better way trail. Yeah but it's a that's a full piece of brick mold but you could also buy like a screen mold. Something like it's an inch and a half wide and if you wanted to paint that white and put that over top cock it and and painted white that would hide all of the choppiness that you're seeing Okay the other question. Real quick brand new With the contractors done really good workforce but new floors put down our entryway and one of the pieces and they put it down. There's just i don't know size of a fingernail a little wider I mean the tip of your fingernail where you can see where it's splintered off. And he said don't worry we just but would putty accelerate and it seems to look fine. But i don't install with forest. Is that normal or would it be no. You ought to take one little piece of wood floor up into the new down They the potty putty is pretty normal to fix nail nail holes so when you get to the end of a run you can't use the you can't use this. The stapler That they use so they they have to face nail and so they'll set those nails and fill them and And also they'll fill splinters and places like that cracks and check so you're fine. I mean it's it's it's it's made to to stay in there and then And it should be fine. Yes right at the end of the board. So that's probably what you said. I trust the guy doing all of our the remodeling stuff. He's done great work for my family. Siblings others so. I just wanted to run by you. Guys you guys so thank you guys in free shit all you do. I welcome. Thanks for the call. Thank you. Jim are listening. Have have awesome holiday weekend. Let's talk to mark good morning mark. You're on the home depot at your. How are you this morning. Hey good how y'all do. Yeah well ever since. I've been unemployed in like handy. Well i wanna be handyman around the house. And i thought it might pharma services and based on truth in advertising. I thought i'd say. Call me for your handyman. Works guaranteed. If i can't fix it i'll make it worse story my wife. Here's here's a tagline for you not happy till you're not happy adding it's how can we help anyhow so a couple of quick questions. I bought another volt meter. I did do one. Good thing and that was i i found one of my sockets was just about ready to start the wall on fire. It was smoking. I could smell that electrical smell. Sniffing around was in the basement and i found it was ju- i mean the wall was just ready to go until i you know ramp stairs at the You know that big reicher Took it out and manning with burnt all the heck and what it was was. They put the wires in. Were you just push them in stab connector instead of screwing it About that and somehow was getting really arkan. Yeah so. I gotta bald meter. It's got a red and black lead positive negative. I do know that much. But when i look my socket thank instead of having unscrew every one of them and look I don't know if it's the left or the right. The wider one or the narrow. One that you put the in or does it matter. It doesn't matter does not matter to stick in there. Yeah it's not that's not. Ac kurtz different than dc on dc. You have to keep keep the red and the black reds positive. The black is negative but on. Ac on a volt meter doesn't matter carberry. don't check. I pulled it out of the car and put a battery charger on it. You know it's nine hundred cold cranking amps which is way more ambitious than the things. But could i put it on balls and measure it. You can put it on dc current. Yeah to measure voltage. But it's not going to give you your amps you. Have you have to have a battery charger or an ambassador to do that. okay and one of the sovereign everything i read about charen heat the wire and then put some hot wire career right. Yes yeah just like pipe and fittings member how you like heat up the copper and then you touch. The solder and flux draws it in same principle on the wire okay. I'll i'll try that. But you know i'm just sitting there pouring tons of this. You know sovereign stuff everywhere. And i think the the positive and negative connect could that happen and then it not work. Disorder bled over to the other one. These are real small things yeah It's possible i'll give it a shot and thanks for your help call mark Stay safe all right all right. Let's see we got lines open at seven zero four five seven. Oh eleven tenths. Four five seven eleven. Tad here comes stella. Stella good morning you're on the home depot home improvement show. How are you this morning. Good morning run a. we're building. Now the question is a gas fireplace versus a wood fireplaces and should we do after the house bill or being builder do at an extra charge. It's enough yeah. So it really depends on your preferences. Stella there's a lot of advantages to a gas fireplace. One of them is. You can get free gas logs which means from a heating perspective. You're gonna lose less heat out chimney flue Different things that you can do with remote controls are just much more convenient to use. That said nothing beats a wood fire. And if that's what you're after Than than go for it. If it's going to be a wood burning fireplace we would probably tell you. The builder should make it integral during construction. That's not always the case. You can make some adjustments later on. But but you've got things to consider like flus and chases and all that stuff to mess. Yeah and that really needs to happen during construction if you choose. There's all kinds of really cool gas stuff that can be put in post construction. But if you're if you're open now and in construction construction planning either way you go. I think we would recommend that. You work with the builder to do it during construction david. We're close to a break. Get the get the if you don't do anything else. Get the gas line roughed into the fireplace. And then you'll have then you'll have you'll have a choice. It's cheaper it's cheaper install a gas fireplace. I can tell you that okay. Hey stella hang on one second. We're going to be right up against the break here just in case you got some additional questions. I'm going to go ahead and commit david to jump on all with you off the air at making sure. We got squared away. Thank you for your call folks. This is the home depot home improvement. Show we've got lines open. Where at seven four. Five seven hundred eleven ten seven zero four five seven eleven. Ten gonna take a little break here and we'll be back to answer your home improvement questions right after these important messages. Welcome back this is the home depot home improvement. Show john and dave. I'm john gordon. I'm dave deauville david. Did you get Stella stella square we did. We talked a little bit about you. Know i think. I think probably the biggest thing that we and maybe we set it on air but when you talk about doing something major like a fireplace and then we talked about a screen porch for hers. Well you know a lot of times. You're better off to go ahead and do that in the big loan while you're doing it because it's it's minsk you'll over thirty years if that's how long your finances there's not that big of a deal over fifteen years but if you're if you're doing a screened porch after the fact if you've got to come up with you know twenty five thirty thousand dollars it's much easier just to go ahead and do it in the initial loan. I would think it definitely is in fact there. I'm going to get names wrong. So i won't even attempt it but there's there's different mortgage and finance programs out there that make it easy for someone to acquire a house that that needs to be fixed so Back well back and went all the craziness of the two thousand eight two thousand nine crash and all that went on right there. Were i know talking about anyway. It's something k. Loan and what it allows you to do was to get an estimate on the renovation. Work that needed to be done. And then role that work cost into your mortgage and there was stipulations. And you had to have certain you know health and safety things address. You couldn't decide to put in a bar when the roof needed to be replaced me. I know people's priorities are messed up. What do you want the government. Blame it on the government Anyway so yeah that's definitely good the other thing. I was thinking about During the break was You know when you said. Hey get the gasline. Run at least Maybe the right thing for stella to think about is is building out as if you were gonna do a wood burning fireplace and then with that gas line and then you can kinda have the best of both worlds and if you wanna put gas in there to start with great You can but then when you go to sell it if you have some versatility. They're also right. 'cause you just clamp down the flu on a on on free gas logs and stuff like that so Any i'm not sure if stellar still listening but kudos to her for asking this question and try to figure it out right now versus the call we would get an ear like hey. I wish i had done this. What can i do now. Yeah exactly and then you know. I mean it's it's it's probably a little cheaper to install a modular fireplace than it is to do a full masonry fireplace. So you know it depends on your budget and what we did was we we. When we built our house we elected for the modular fireplace. It doesn't it doesn't have gas logs that has glass in it. Glass beads and it's all sealed and all that kind of new york. She she suffered. Yeah it's very very cool and and it doesn't take up any room it's raised up so it's more about two and a half feet off the floor and it. Its puts out a ton of heat in a hurry so we we like it and it's pretty and but we have a fire pit outside so we're keeping the wood and the smoke and ash and we keep all that outside. That was that was kind of our thoughts on that. All right good deal all right then. Good stuff we have some more lines open. Where at seven zero four five seven eleven. Ten seven zero four five seven eleven ten. We'll take your. We'll take your calls and your questions there david b before i go to just a product to the week kind of thing. I wanted to talk a little bit about activities and and different things going on around memorial day that are pretty traditional and i don't mean just. Let's have a picnic. Because i think that should be your first priority. Honestly do a little bit of work today. Chill tomorrow you know. Get the church. Get your head right. And then you know have some chill and then monday should be nothing but chill. That's my opinion that's home improvement. That's making your how a happier place to live. But that's not for me to tell you what to do Paint i just the only the only known i made it made as i was preparing. This is at his stuck in my brain. The gentlemen and i don't recall his name. Who called us. He's a professional painter. Call us a few weeks ago and said hey when you're painting you really need to be painting in the cool weather member. His point was the longer it had to dry and set the better. It was right which does does match up to everything we know about. Just conventional paint and certainly about the ceramic paints. We don't hear so much about that anymore as we did years ago i. I don't know. I'm not going to opine on that but But so if you do it it's like it kind of is keeping with the schedule we shared right. Get out and get that done in the cool of the day and then enjoy the rest of your day. Yeah absolutely well you know. That goes hand in hand john really with most most things out there in construction. So it's better to let dry wall mud dry at a slower pace. It's better to let concrete stay wet longer. Mortar thin set. You don't want any of that stuff too dry too fast. Because it when the water gets sucked out of it can become brittle it doesn't form the bonds that you want it to form so makes lot of. Yeah the only see. I ever gotten college now. I got that in high. School was chemistry. So i can't tell you but i know there's stuff going on to drive slow so he'd call all right Holy moly. It's almost time for a break again Let's do that. We'll take a break when we come back and about a very cool product of the week and then david get your opinion on cleaners outside cleaners and pressure washing. And just you know spruce and some stuff up. If it's if it's david dole's house once get used what gets us because my experiences what gets used by davidova typically typically pretty good. Sure come on man. So what's your favorite bourbon. We we gotta take a break folks. This is home improvement with john. And dave we're going to take a little break. We're back after these important messages. Welcome back this is the home depot home improvement show with john dave. I'm john gordon. I'm dave deauville and we have lines open at seven zero four five seven eleven ten seven zero four five seven zero one one zero. I was hard to say Anyway we're we're here. Give us a call. We want to talk about was important. You david i wanna hit our product of the week. Because i think this particular one is cool. I mean not that. They're not all cool. But i like this one. Plus i purchased one and so i have you know a vested interest but before we do that i wanna talk just for a second about Cleaners outside cleaners I discovered sixty second no thirty-second cleaner. I think i was kid. And barbara's i sixty second because it does take a little more than thirty seconds to work but but it's honestly it's just a it's just a bleach laden or a sodium hypoc loretta wherever the right chemical terminology is for that base up cleaner. It's very effective. You have to be careful with vegetation and stuff like that. But when you're when you're doing. The david deauville stuff. What's the trick. And well. i mean almost always there some type of bleach in in the mix and and again you know as you said we try to hose everything down and i'll normally mix it up in a five gallon bucket but i always put a surfactant some type of soap. That's the that to me is the key. 'cause you want suds just like when you wash car you want suds So it whether it be Laundry detergent or anything. That'll make suds. We'll work a little bit of bleach. And then of course the. I is still always believed that if you scrub agitate it. You're gonna get it cleaner than you will if you sprayed on there and rinse it off so so you don't have. Hey you gotta use this product or that product. It's really more like a quality product and then as much processes it is product. It is it's process or more than anything. That's that's the that's the key to it. All right we can spend more a little more time on that but we got a call right now from garissa. Let's ticket gary. Good morning you're on the humpty blue on a front porch okay. I have a house where i had the have. He fears installed along the length of one wall. One exterior wall and hit. Raise the whole thing about Three quarters of an inch to get back where it needed to be well. I've noticed since having that done on my front porch which is a very small little border foot by six foot. Maybe there's an overhang that's actually an extension of the route and the corner of that overhang which matches the corner of the front porch. There's a post the post is basically hanging loose and now. I do drawings architects and engineers. Don't think that posted a structural because all the structure being held by the word trust of the roof right. Okay so my question in this post is hanging. What is the best way to secure it. underneath it. There is a concrete porch but along the perimeter of the porch there is brick. Okay so what is the best way to secure that loose post secured securely at the At the top of the post sure so is there is there is there is not a metal bracket on the bottom of that post at this time okay. So that's that's what you're going to be after a standoff bracket and that will attach to the brick itself you would wanna get a mark where the post is now. And then what's going to have to happen is you're going to put a temporary post in. Remove the the box posts that you have. Now you'll you'll install your bracket it's a simpson strong tie and i don't have the model number but but you'll you'll you'll be able to see them a pb something or pbc. You'll you'll find. You'll see it'll make sense when you see it and any way you you install that and then you install your post back in that place and you'll fasten it to this bracket it'll fasten at the top and it'll fasten it at the bottom and gary we're operating on the presumption then when you say kind of swing in the breeze. It's swing and far not that you can pull it away. Make this drop this anchor in place and then pushed the post back into it correct. Yeah okay perfect with. It's if it's loose but that that post will most likely have to be cut and last year just extremely lucky that knows the exact distance off of the concrete or the brick that the the bracket will take. And if. that's the case. I would suggest that you go ahead and get a powerball ticket tonight to go. Thank you for your call. Gary should heed i wonder. Should he do anything at the top. Also trimmed out is probably gonna have to take that post off and put a temporary posts because it it never works out. Well trying to to do what we're talking about. Because there's a there's a well i don't know it depends on how you anchor. There's a couple of different anchors. But one that i've used a recall. There's actually a little gap between where the post the bottom of the post sits in the actual bottom of the anchor because it allows room for like a red hat or some sort of record right. That is correct. Okay so he'll be. He'll figure it out he's engineer. He will figure it out right. And and you know and i did spend probably a while since you've been around that but you know now the that all your post have to be fastened at the bottom and the top. So there's different types of brackets that you use or straps and a lot of times. What happens is a four by four or six by six is installed in there and it's all strapped and it's all tied down and then they come back and they'll cap it with one by material whether it should off yeah could be. Pvc it could be. Would it could be beer attack or whatever but you dress up your dress up. The four by four posts are six six. You could if look so if you're if you are an avid home improver and and you want some grins the odd way. Go simpson's strong tie dot com and just check out all of the ways you can anchor handrails and posts and columns and trusses. Those guys are wicked smart. It's great all right We're we're we were. We meant thomas flying. i did want to I want to talk about this in each hour. David because it's i think it's kind of cool And it's it's the home depot product of the week for this week. And it's the i think the right name is the americana home hose stand system and i'm like a whole stance that have saw one online and looked at. It's something i actually bought. I just didn't realize that's what i had done. And what i what i like about. It is it's It's two pieces. One is opposed that you put in the ground and there's a couple of versions of this so check it out go online and check it out before you shop if you wanna do that or shop online but It goes in the ground. And there's a spit on the stand and the reason i like that is it at our house. We have A spit on the front of the house and it's covered by vegetation right. And so i gotta kinda screwed along the back between the garage in the bushes to turn the thing on and then turn the thing off and if the sprinklers been on or if it's rained you go in with dry pants you come out west hands So anyway so that's me being whiny butt. You run a hose to this thing that stays on right and then you cut it off there to me. that's just slick. Yeah so you can put any whatever length you need to make that distance a leader hoses what what they call them. But yeah. that is a very product. I've seen them. They've been around for dial longtime just got a special price on right now and they got the fancy designs because the the cool thing why they call this a system. I finally figured it out when i looked online. Is there's two mounting holes at the top of this post and they're designed to accommodate of decorative holders for the hose. It right there so you can get one. If you're like you can get one with the big star like texas go figure. Some people do that You can get like ornamental wrought iron looking ones. It's actually very cool. And and it's it's two pieces in one. It's classy looking. But it's very functional at anytime you can get form and function in something and get a price. That's good on it. My recommendation is you should jump on it. But these aren't for jumping on just hanging hose on all right. That's it man. We missed a tip of the week. We'll get it next hour. 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Three wbtv welcome back. It's our number to the home depot home improvement. Show john and dave. I'm john gordon. I'm dave deauville. We've got some lines available for you. Seven four five seven eleven ten seven zero four five seven seven ten. Glad you're listening this morning. Happy memorial day weekend. I don't know about you. But i assure was happy for five thirty yesterday afternoon. Things are good no worries. Let's talk about what's important to you. It's seven zero four. Five seven seven ten. David i did. I realized All revved up about the product of the week. And i may not have given the name out correctly the americana hosts dan checkout americana hose stands system actually going home depot dot com. Check it out for you. Go shopping if you want to do that. It's it's actually kind of slick right We were talking about some projects for memorial day. Weekend we just took a quick swipe it at paint. I don't want to spend hours on paying. We talk paying a lot of pressure washing. We've given two thousand and six lectures on psi versus gallons per minute and obviously lower psi higher gallons per minute as the way wanna go. We talked about cleaners. Let's take a little detour before we get into our tip of the weekend and and also wanna make sure we hit on the cabinet stain stuff that you wanted to go to cabinet staying right now. Yeah we could do that you that that was just We got a Email in it. And i think we had an email or a caller last week or the week before but anyway Th they're telling me the dexin It's it's not in terrible shape but it's due for a paint job and has a solid color paint on our or deck stain and this may be true for bear paint a bear deck stains as well because they have a solid color as well. I believe but anyway in the directions. It's it doesn't say that you have to strip off in every situation the existing stain. Now if you're using a semi transparent or transparent stain you have to every time because of the color differences because you'll see see through it but if you're using a solid color preferably if you're going darker it's telling you that you don't have to strip it off now there there's some there's some caveats that one is if it's if it's peeling it's if it's if it's chip it off or it's loose and you have those problems you you probably have to work those areas down and make sure that those are are not gonna come loose because obviously if you put paint over bad paint you'll have bad pain again. Yeah and and i think i think with solid stain and one of the reasons that we liked stained versus paint is you can have peeling but not that often right. It's it tends to be a much more it penetrates right and as a result is you get a bond. I mean i think the the the key to it is the reason that it lasts. A much better is longer. Is that it disa- first of all you have a lot more pigment. So it doesn't break down as quick in the sun but to you get a complete seal over the would that dries. And then when the water gets on top of that it tends to shed off and it's not soaking into the would as much as it would have for transparent or semi transparent staying something like that. I i think there's there's something to that. I agree so it's just always been my choice. In and and as far as the e mail goes the the best thing for for them in that situation and they were looking at a one of the deck reese restoration products again. That is if if you know that your dad is on its last leg. But you're trying to get another year or two out of it then you could go ahead and use that product but if you just have some cracks and checks and splits in the would you really better off to go to a solid stain like the bear or the cabinets Go in and spend a little time. Prep those areas. If you want. We talked earlier about Putty would filler. You could certainly do that with with with those solid stains. You can afford to put some type of an outdoor putty or bondo or would filler sand down filled large cracks gap sand off anything. Maybe that sticking up or splinter areas you know wash that deck and then and then put a couple of coats of the The solid state. I think you'll i think you're better off in the long run. I think you'll get a lot more years out of it than you will. If you put like a deck over deck over. You're eventually going to not be happy with not not because there's anything bad about it. It's just not. It's not optimal and it's not as in my opinion aesthetically pleasing. It's not as a long a product that's going to last as long and again. The problem is as that moisture gets up underneath it and it starts to push it off. You have a bond breaker. And that's what you don't want and of course if i'm going to spend any money like this at all go head to spend the extra fifty one hundred dollars on some cedar shield and i'm gonna i'm gonna just soak that deck in a millette sat for seventy two hours and then i'm going to apply my My topcoat If you want something to last. I think that's really the way to be able to keep it from. Stabilized would keep water from soaking in. And i think you really would be in much better much better position. Good advice given. So i i just. I wanted to share that. Because you know we've always said that you have to strip off the The old finish in its. That's not necessarily true with some finishes. But what do we always say. Read the label. You gotta read the directions. Sometimes we don't want to but it's worth it read destructions. Yeah so chris. Getting calls lined up here so i see that we got j out there. On jay's got a really great question. I've got a really great answer for them but let's Let's let's Let's get that after the break. Is chris cool can jump over. He's he's just getting his lined up on the got now. Okay so. I'm just a little slow on this send out here. All right We we are were lines. Open a couple of calls coming in. We're gonna take them. J and margaret are out there. We're going to take a little break and we'll get those guys seven zero four five seven seven ten. The home depot home improvement show with john and dave. We'll be right back welcome back. This is the home depot home improvement show at john. Dave i'm john. Gordon i'm dave oval seven zero four five seven hundred eleven ten seven four five seven seven ten. Give us a call. We got lines open. We're going to talk to the lines. That are not open right now. Here comes jay. Jay's question is would versus steel say would versus platinum platinum jay. How are you good morning. Villas huckabee help. Yes sir out Like tell my wife. I've been thinking she always does ovoid. We're we're getting near retirement. Age and Baltin acres land here. Fifteen years ago it was going to build it in and didn't but now kind of started thinking about doing it again but bars. The lumber cost and construction. And all i've been just dabbling on the computer and website about steel buildings or well yeah. Steel buildings and homes Constructed pretty much on the outside of steel works and of course the inside done. And you know drywall. Or whatever you want. But on. And i know calls per square foot. You're asking somebody. How much does it cost of. I square foot the bill the house. Nowadays you can get a broad range depending on what you on in the house. Sure a middle middle of the road fixtures and interior and this that and the other. What kind of difference do you reckon it would be if any to do say a steel constructed home and and and i'm talking outside as well not just to frame him know and And and again just a middle of middle of the road interior. You know not not keeping stuff in the world but not the gold toilet either. You know what y'all take on on that now day. It's just cheaper to build metal right now. john. I believe so. I don't have a cost per square foot jay. But i'll tell you you you may go to. Us steel their website. I'm going for memory now. But i seem to recall in gaston county. This is several years ago. Probably many years ago now steel built a home in gaston county And it was one hundred percent steel as you say. It was a steel superstructure steel siding and it wasn't like a pole barn looking citing. It was a stamped. Steel steel citing. That's hard to say And it from the curb. Looked fine and i would venture that be in. Some of our structural panels are now selling for a higher price than Clear oak and maple That if it's not less expensive to go steal at so close and the outcome is so good. It could be a very viable option. Well i think. I i really think that steel buildings have always been a little cheaper to build i. I just think that they were They're not as normally accepted in a neighborhood. So that's why you don't see a lot of it. That's why they still have that out because they did want and it was fine. I mean it didn't look like a pole barn in of you know mcmansions. But i see i. I wouldn't even mind the standard just this steel sheeting ribbed sheeting. That wouldn't bother me a bit. You grow shrubs and put some windows in that thing and who would ever know i watch one of martin baton and that's what i would do accents stuff with it right and you could use the view. Whatever then style. You could put stucco around the windows. There's lots of things you can do. Yeah well that was That i've been on that. Us steel and morton buildings spill website. And of course. They all got photo galleries from from nice literally. nice barnes. Two nice looking owns quick question. Throw this format you another another row. I've been thinking thinking thinking about a block But one thing we basement. And i'm assuming basement square footage is still your keep is former square footage and i'm talking concrete floor block walls unfinished but The i don't know what you call this kind of though. If over on that property i if i doug if i dug a basement have blocked with cinderblock conventional base for then go from from that up with these the big block you see him on commercial bills split blocks textured textured blocked which is very attractive. Nfl one up the whole house. You know but you still looking at wood trusses. I'm assuming and you know for for a roof at all But again The cost of Masonry products versus lumber. You would use a heck of a lot less lumber on that type of project as well. Yes absolutely and and those. Those products are great They build all over. Florida with is going to say go to go to a real estate site in florida and go checkout houses and see what it is all the time and i don't know david of castle has a variety of that stuff but but jay. I respect your wife's cautious approach to your thinking. But i would argue that you're thinking eight so bad. Yeah yeah well you know. I have a moment. Yeah and you talk him out florida. I just thought i guess so. That's probably a thing. Due to hurricane it is strong structure while termites termites and storm. So the what they'll do. Is they build block. And then they put metal furring strips. Drywall would would. They put a treated play with wood. Trusses and it's pretty durable. Hold up pretty well because they have The formosa termites down there. That will get into the attic. They don't need much water to live on some right. Well appreciate your take on on that and And we'll We'll start saving up between here in retirement. We can do you lock. Maybe a lot. Better honey i've been saving and she'll be very happy all right thank you. Jay here comes margaret. Good morning margaret. You're on the home depot home improvement show. How are you this morning thank you. How can we help mark. I have a question about keeping camera. Top okay Last week i heard someone talking about fabric as i think it was called. Fabricated countertops Laminate calm but We're saying that you could not cut both ends of the same strip of land. Mines that They they may have been speaking about post formed countertop okay and so if you just by post formed countertop Off the shelf in a store you. You won't get a forty five on each end but you can get you can get countertop laminated type countertop. That'll that'll accommodate. What would be a u. shape countertop right so you got a leg on the left leg on the right and your center requires in if it was post form two to forty five degree miters a right in a left. Mitre attached to one that has a minor on both sides. And then that's just probably sounds like a lotta gibberish. And i apologize bottom line. Is this through Go into the the home depot or home improvement store and getting some off the shelf. You won't find the double minor. You can get someone to install countertop for you and they can get manufactured a post forum countertop that would make the l. or the u shape kitchen or you can get someone to come out and actually Put up plywood on it and cut laminate To give you a surface that covers the entire. You configuration With properly placed seems and and that also is is a solution. I'm not sure if. I answered your question or not. Though it was a little bit confused list statement about all in one patient in uniform seems so so what will happen is so. Did you plan to do this yourself or have someone do it thinking about it. Yeah not blue and have someone else to recover. yes okay. So you're going over existing countertop. Let me we're almost to a break. Let me up. I'll take her off the air. And i thank you. David saw margaret. I'm sorry to be confusing. It's a scientific specialty of mine. We're going to put you on. Hold and and and take a little break here. Joe and roy. We see you guys out there. We want to make sure we get your questions as well. We're just going to be a little bit of time against a hard break folks. This is the home depot home improvement show with john. And david you can get seven four five seven eleven ten or you can go to ask john and dave dot com. Click on the questions and send us a note that way always good to get your guidance and your questions We're gonna take a little break here and we'll be back to answer your home improvement questions when return. Welcome back. this is the home depot homer permit. Show charter dave. I'm john gordon. I'm dave deauville. We've got some lines open at seven zero four five seven eleven cranking away We're gonna talk to joe right now. Joe good morning. You're on the home depot home improvement show. How are you this morning sir. First of all. I'd like to say happy memorial weekend. You'll have a great show. I've talked to you before. They in the condo. Not the houses start off with you guys are good background produced directed hosted in own instill radio show back in the ninety on russia. It and if it wasn't for us you and i would not be on the air. I firmly believe that. But the reason i did call. I do have a problem here in the condo. I live on the second floor. And i think and again i know different things but i don't know plumbing okay. It's kinda migrant realm the toilet in the master bedroom keeps emptying out slowly okay over a period of time in a day okay. I've had the plumber in from the kinda you can't figure out. Nobody seems to be able to figure it out. He goes right down to nothing in gurgles or repaired of time. I don't dunno know. Jim plumbing but is there. A possibility could be event problem. That's kind of what it sounds like cousin is. You're flushing toilets or waters moving through others. It's count does site creating a siphon or vacuum and pulling down yeah usually that's usually that's the case in and i've i've i've heard of some other instances where it's a bad a bad toilet in the the trap is allowing the water to dump out so it's not. It's not something that happens often but it can. so how. how old is the toilet. Joe thousand three okay. So i ended and this is something that's just started about a year ago. Who appear out in desplechin philip back up the year and it seems to be the condo next to me has something do with it. Yeah you could. y'all could be on a common. Would they typically put two on a single day. They usually usually independence. Yeah which should be independent. But it's possible the condos built joe two thousand three. Okay so i think. I think the solution is to get a plumber out there with a can you get down. Can you get up to the roof or you know. Get camera down. They crawlspace and up above me and everything. They don't seem to have an answer to it. Well i tell you what. I tell you what i would do before i before i spend any more money investigating that i the toilets are cheap enough. I'd have the toilet changed out and see if that's problem. It's the old al gore toilet. Yeah yeah yeah okay. Yeah all right well now. Don't run away hold on a second. You guys are good okay. I thoroughly in the last time. I took the last time you talked to us. Joe i threatened to send you a bill because you like you do these advertising's and i had to hang up on. Don't make me do that. You up book it selling around the world. Can i name it or not. No okay well. Name your Screener is very good. He's the best renews to he's the best. Keep up to buy from your sponsors sparks. Ac and of course home depot and whatever. Whatever keep up the good work. Iran agreed station. And thank you very much for giving me the time. Thank you for your call joe. We're going to call you a saint joe from now on you have awesome day. Man jumps out on his back in the Ninety show thank you. Joe you gotta love it all right. How are we doing here on time. We're good let's get roy. Hey roy morning you're the home depot home improvement. Show john. Dave how are you good. Thank you gentlemen. I have a very simple question. This is regarded hvac system Made by lennox and the system that i have currently has three types of air cleaning components in it. The first is more sixteen air filter. The second is a four door. Catalytic oxidation countries and the thirties Some uv light system I recently had A technician from a service company local service company. Stop by for another issue. And when he looked at it He suggested that. I don't need to have Murph sixteen filter. I can easily Replace it with either more eight or more eleven because i have two other components in the system But i looked at. The price is a big difference. Mice eight where. It's murph sixteen. So if our i think david afar if our hvac partners zeke akasa and and scott shelton were with us they would tell you that the merv eleven is probably the better solution as you. Get higher in the merv. And that's just filtering out smaller articulate You start to put the potential australian because it's it has to pool past all of that resistance to get air and and then if it's actually what this from this update told me now. So i think you go to you. If you go to a merval level. I think scott zeke have told us many times told our listeners. Many times roy moore. Eleven is acceptable. I'll i'll stand corrected if they're going to be here in a couple of weeks or maybe they're listening in they can call in but i'm pretty sure that they have given the council. That moore of eleven was adequate. Especially if you've got the other to the merv is actually about particulate and and the other two are about that bacteria and fungus and things like that but but a merval levin will will serve you adequately had actually probably saves a little bit of money and saves a little bit of strain on the system. Okay i the second question. I found this Secondary retailers. Off all kinds of brands of filters and They sell even the merv. Eight murphy eleven but the lennox website won't be has the other option is murphy eleven. They don't make anything other than my eleven and murph sixteen. So one i would have to do is settle for from lennox. There is one choice or can bite from a non lennox benefactor with lenox manufacturer. They are recommending there. This filter be replaced every six months as opposed to murder sixteen Lenox that this filter should be replaced once a year. So you know. I would be buying to eleven to replace one murph sixteen over a period of one year so you can do the math. I think mine i. I don't know the on it. So i can't tell you so so your observation is correct. David i'm thinking that even with the merval levin a twelve month versus six month but if the manufacturer saying six months you gotta do six months manufactured with manufacturers this secondary filter. see the. This is the second the market one manufacturer. If you can name it. I will name it. Otherwise i i even. So here's we're gonna we're going to actually run pass break here and i'll put you on hold after this comment roy just so we don't cut you off but i think there's two comments certainly if you save twenty dollars Going for murph sixteen to move on. But you have to buy two so you end up paying thirty dollars more in the long. That's at ten dollar. You know cash deficit. But i still believe that. The reduction in strain on the system from sixteen to eleven is worth a ten year investment agree. I agree with that. Won't besides what else i'm looking at this then roy. Let me do this because we're way past break here i'm gonna put you on hold. I don't wanna leave you hanging renew. We see you out there. We're going to get you when we return to the home depot. Home improvement show with china. Dave welcome back. This is the home depot home improvement. Show john and dave. I'm john gordon. I'm dave deauville. And we're going to jump back on the line. Let's see we had to have roy on. Hey hanging on hold there and then reena roy. Sorry for the delay that we had to take a quick break. We had we were saying. Hey you may want to go ahead and make the ten dollar a year investment to have merv eleven versus murph sixteen. But you had another question. No i on the same I think it would make more sense for me to go with marv. Eleven the reason. Big this that if i change the filter every six months i still come out cheaper because mar eleven cost me thirty one dollars whereas bar sixteen cost me eighty four dollars. Every six months. I spent sixty two dollars over a one year versus eighty four. Not only there. I think by changing every six i get a better better filtration. Hopefully you well. And it's and the big thing is still less strain on that system so yes we would call that a win win right. The technical with that option. The other question i had is not related through. Hvac system About decking. I hear this company advertising about this lifetime paying job. i don't want to name it. But what is your opinion. Have you experienced any android or do you have any People that have called in with But now now we have. And i encouraged. We've encouraged listeners out there You're talking about the twenty five year paint. Never paid your house again. Yes. yes so I i keep fighting people that have actually had it done in that have had it for a length of time. That's really what that's really the people we would want to talk to But i haven't heard we haven't heard from anyone so We'll just put it out there again. I had it done and let us know what you think. Send us a note To our website. Ask john and dave dot com in. Then we can share. We share some of that with folks. Okay great elementary. I was very helpful conversation. We appreciate your call. Roy have a great one. Have a nice weekend. Thank you right. All right rena. You're on the home depot home improvement show. How are you this morning. Fantastic how are you all. We are good. I'm seventy three year old widow. I live in a historic house in york I had a problem with a post buckling and Got a company. I've rock heels to come to replace the post and since then it's been a nightmare with mildew I've had them to come and look and they said it's just 'cause it's the north side of the house I know it's more than that. I need a recommendation from you. I'll for repairs and a diagnosis. So what back They came out in. Of course they came up with is just north. Side of the house. the house is was built in forty eight We've always maintained it. Well see you're siding was Replaced the wood part of the house Several years ago. And it's the strangest thing. How only the siding that they put on it is meal doing alfred. All kinds of Excuses forum like government regulations. Maybe the siding was just a that quality but I even offered to repair them to redo it We just haven't come up with a good diagnosis or solution. Can you help so so tell me. What's the column what is it. What's the we're talking about a or columns front porch okay. And they've replaced recovered them all. No no no. No no only repaired the end. That was giving us the problem okay. The column had begun to like crinkle deciding covered. It was crinkle. So i knew there was a problem. There and i suspected moisture behind the siding because of ants carpenter. Ants were congregating their shows when they came out they recommended. I just let them do their thing. A smart people know what to do so now the they and so they did they wrap they. They wrap the column with aluminum. Was that what it is. Yes and the other three are also done like that. they're fine. I've never had a problem with meal deal on any of the siding my home well and it must have to do. It must have to do with the finish on on the On the product that they that they installed versus what what was up there. Jack my diagnosis sure. I think when they replaced the guttering on that particular spot and were involved in the shingles that it's not exactly slanted correctly water's pouring down into that post because it is coming out waters coming out the bottom diagnosed it well. They didn't think that was correct. I'm blonde and southern you'll get over it. You haven't yet. I think takes takes. That's right. take some pictures of it while it's while it's raining. No thunder lightning. Obviously but we get a good brain Few see if you see the to take some pictures If you could get a vantage point while it's raining to get back and see if that water is making its way over the over the gutters into the column. Try to snap a picture of it. That would that would probably be helpful in the meanwhile from the bottom of that column is evidence enough that water must be getting in somewhere. Yes somewhere but it may or may not be the gutter rena but which is why the pictures or video on your camera. If you've got that capability is is kind of good in the rain. Feet up right okay. Well i'll tell you what send us send citizen note to our website question or ask jonah dave dot com hit the questions button and then let me see if i can. I can get you some help. I really need help. And i thank you and i won't be as long as joe but i'll be as nice as joe. Have a book that promote Rena thank you for your call. People like you make us smile. Thank you so thank you bye bye. That would be awesome. We have the even even joe who i love to poke in the eye. I this acoustic guy. He's a good guy. And i hope that hey and i did do some again. I just kind of went back to make sure i wasn't dreaming about. It's not unusual for a toilet to drain water. Because there's hairline cracks in the toilet and that water still young and still makes its way back down into the trap the trap and some sometimes. It's a it's a thin place in the china when it's cast in time water washing over that over time. Where's that away thins. It out and then the crack and development of fiber in your diet. There you go. I do we were doing there. I had another one for you too. But i know we gotta go so we'll do it next week folks. We love all your calls. We love your comments. We love the you. Listen thanks so much for that. It makes it makes a great fun for david me It's memorial day weekend. Please do remember the intention of the holidays. Honoring our veterans living in deceased especially the ones who gave the ultimate sacrifice for us very important and remember the most important kind of home improvement. You can make the make home a happier place to live in. 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The Home Depot Home Improvement Show, 5/15/21

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"Welcome to the home depot. Home improvement show with john and answering your home improvement questions every saturday on wctc presented by charlotte comfort systems heating and air conditioning at a cost heating cooling and electrical on news. Talk eleven ten and ninety nine three wbz t. Good morning everybody dave. I'm john gorden. I'm dave deauville. David good morning. Are you give my friend. how are you. everything's fine. Nothing could be finer than to be carolina. There you go far. Yes came up late last night by nine thirty or so. But i'll be glad to be here. Glad to be on the air ready to talk to hours of home improvement sure. How'd y'all do with gasoline. Not too bad actually filled up in atlanta. Before we left. And i think we stop just east of columbia in. There were three stations at the exit. the big love station was out but there was a bp. And i think a shell and they both had gas and so good We're a little buick so it gets pretty good gas mileage. I mean if. I'm careful i can actually make a portal to portal on a single tank of gas. So i'm not always that careful as in like speak. let's just say. I don't optimize miles per gallon there you go at certain speeds anyway. But i'll get. I'm good Safe trip so always grateful and all this glad to be was glad to be up here. let's see we've got Only lots to talk about folks. If you got questions a naturally gifts call seven zero four five seven hundred ten seven four five seven eleven ten We'll talk about What's important you. We had good calls last week. David with Has he scott. That went well and actually scott odd trading emails with him. He's helping me find a uv light replacement for For my System upstairs in any way we will get into that but So like we have a standing email string now all of a sudden not bad not bad. You have way worse partners. Then i just started. I actually woke up. I rolled out this morning. Like i don't know three thirty four o'clock just thinking about things and ideas and stuff like that. And there's there's a lot to talk about right now Were were in spring If you can believe it. I think we are two weeks away from memorial day weekend. Maybe three What is i don't know. Well the fifteenth. So yeah just a little over two weeks so Which is good. It's it's always fun to hit that you know that. I kind of formal holiday. But there's There's lots to do. And so i spent some time this morning. Party just thinking about Protecting your investment. I had somebody call me this week. And they said hey are prices going up and i was like Are are you living under a rock yet insane. Why shouldn't say it's insane that's hyperbole. but there's definitely upward pressure on price house that that sounds like a politician. Well i read an article. It was For an average house. And i didn't i forget what the What the average was. But i would expect around two thousand square feet and it was thirty six thousand six hundred dollars more right now to build a house. It's pretty. it's pretty rough and so rather than wine about it I thought we could take a little bit of time today and talk about things number. Were protecting the investment. That you've got Number two if you want to do some things to it Let's talk about doing things. That are officiant to make the best use of the money that you spend. And i wanted to focus a little bit around decks. Because normally we spend a lot of time talking about sex this time of year and people have been building decks great for the last year. I mean it's been part of the challenge with supply chain right that The consumer side of the business just went nuts when people stayed home and took a look around said. Hey we can. We can get better than this right in so I wanna talk about just some things maybe protecting the deck that you got If you're not gonna do a big replacement. Is there something that we could do by way of a facelift that you know kinda get you that sense of. Hey we made a really nice improvement here. But didn't have to make a huge huge investment in Well of course. I've always got. I don't have my tip of the week to check this week. 'cause i remote and i don't have my little whatever that jump drive or external drivers rodney got all that stuff stored but What also There's a couple A couple of products from the home depot. That i wanted to explore a and and i wanted to get the benefit of your thinking particularly on these electrostatic sprayers with respect to the kinds of things that you and i talk about. I know everybody went crazy with that of a year ago with disinfectants. And things like that But i wanted to talk about it. Just maybe from a maintenance and a more well. I shouldn't say more practical a different application. And then i did some poking around in the paint department. 'cause i like to talk about pay and would like to talk about siding and i would like to talk about Some things that we can do with respect exterior trim extra products again to take advantage or or that. Optimize your investments. So you're not You're not spending money that you have to chase. After a bunch you know by replacement their longevity product and stuff like that so that should keep us busy for about ten minutes. I think i think so. I don't know what you have an email so there may be some stuff that we should jump onto so you just kick me anytime you want and say. Hey we gotta talk about this all right. We'll do it so we're right up against break folks seven four five seven hundred eleven ten four five seven. Oh eleven ten. Give us a call. We'll talk home improvement when we return to the home depot home improvement which show with john day. Welcome back this is the home depot home improvement. Show a dave. I'm john gordon. I'm dave deauville. We have some lines open wide open. As a matter of fact seven four five seven eleven ten seven four five seven eleven and we love to pass a lot of information to you. We think is a lot of good information. But it's always best when y'all and we talk about what's important to you david. I wanted to I mean i don't know we could talk about a thousand things. We we ran through a bunch there in the first segment. but i thought maybe on the On the whole protecting your investment concept that paint actually is probably as good a place to start as any what do you think. Oh i absolutely don't think that there's one of the things that hasn't really Move too much. As far as pricing. Hasn't the supply is a little dicey depending on who. The manufacturer is just after the winter. Storms in houston knocked out some of the resin production. But it has it's been stable and It it's it's just a smart investment. I think In fact look at this perfect timing. Ross wants to talk about cedar shields which is right up the same. Let's let's see if we can get ross On with us good morning last year on the home depot home improvement show. How are you this morning. very very. Thank our y'all great excellent. i was just wondering about theaters. can't house to apply it. And i know you're supposed to wet at the same time i could that were set by step process and be doing things it afterward. Sure so for first of all. If you're if if the woods in good shape you just need to make sure it's clean and then while it still damp is when you apply cedar shield that that's when the pores are open and what it'll do is it'll draw down into the water will push that moisture out the other side So after that you wait seventy two hours and then it's ready for paint or stain another type of sealer if you wanna put that on there. It's the i think. The big the big misconception with that product with cj shield is that it's it is it's would stabiliser. it's not really a sealer. It it it. it does. Keep the water from absorbing end but it doesn't blocking of the uv uv rays. Because it has no no pigment in it and that's that's essentially what blocks the uv and keeps the wood from graying out. Now if you wanted to. If you want the word you don't mind if it turns gray than That's certainly you. Can you can leave it as that And then Two hundred two hundred square feet per gallon on fences and then one hundred square feet on on decking. So you're walking. All the walking services are going to take a little bit more. Okay what good. He brought her afterwards I think any any of the any of the stains are probably going to be okay. My my favorites cabinets. I've i've just. I've just used that may mainly i've used the solid colors and i've had had really good luck and longevity with those products with some of the customers and then I think anything. That's semi transparent is is is going to be okay and then the transparent are probably not gonna hold up as long because they they have less pigment in them so the more pigment in it the longer it's probably gonna last. I think is probably the easiest way to say it. Would you agree john. I would and it's just a delicate balance. There's there's good products out there now for That are solid colors that they can go on a surface on which she walk. But it's a delicate balance between go semi transparency. You don't see the wear but it doesn't have the same lifespan. So is it really. Ross i would. I would go with what think looks good. Because you're going to do the right thing by picking one either one of those two products and then you will get a little bit more Service life out of whatever you put on top just simply because the wood is stabilized now so the biggest problem with with would outside is that it gets wet and dry wet and dry when it gets wet it expands and when it dry. It dries it shrinks down so it tends to break the bond loose of of the finish. And that's that's part of the reason that we that we lose the finishes earlier and then of course the sun. There's there's not a lot you can do about it. It's going to eventually bleach the pigment out of whatever you put on there. So that's why we say the more pigment the better about color yes the color. Correct all right. Well thank you have man. Ross we had lines open folks. Call us at seven four five seven. Oh ten seven four five seven eleven ten we. They waited a couple of calls last week and one sort of comes to mind. about The cedar shield. It was a gentleman that had It was he had clear clearly. Hit a rock issue right and he was like. How do i fix this. How to repair that any he heard about the cedar shield and i said i can do that. You can protect a wood with that but you also need to To repair it within a patsy you a two part poxy abundance type solution when when you do that stuff. What what is your choice. We usually use bondo. I mean it's basically the same same thing. The the key is to get the bulk of the the the rotted debris out of the out of the area and then from there you you treat it with cedar shielded. This could take a sometimes john. We do it for a couple of days. you know. i'll just keep it in a spray bottle or for using a brush. Just keep soaking letting it go in. Because it'll it'll when it when it starts to reject it and it won't. It looks like it's not drowning. It's not going anymore than you have enough. That's what you're that's what you're after and then once you do that you wait seventy two hours and then you can apply the bondo. I like it because it drives quick and you could sand it. You can shape it. You can do a lot of stuff with the then prime paint it. You're done good deal grenell deal. Let's talk steve. Good morning steve. You're on the home depot home improvement. Show how you this morning. Great alcohol With the senior shield. Does it work on flowers consigning. It does okay. So it'll in come into voter ham nation now They say they say on there. That plywood in all types of wood are acceptable. I mean well it was easy. Steve thanks for the call. Aright goes team will eleven signing. Yeah absolutely i'd loaded up You know especially. I think we had a call a couple of weeks ago with the With the shed and it was it was it was on the ground on one end and they were having trouble and that's that is an ideal place any any time you can do that. you can also still by the preservative. The cease it's not cca. There's no arsenic in it. But it's the Copper but i. I bought five gallons of i ordered it through through home depot and i soaked my. You know your goal posts for your garage. Door was what we call. It is the goal. So it's it's the to by framing. And i i poured that i. I poured half of that at another five gallon bucket. And i cut all my lumber to and fit everything and then i stood up in those buckets and i let it set for two or three days and just draw that up in and then and then i put it on the I put it on the door. I didn't have any seizure. Shield at the time. And i had the bucket and it. It worked great. So the bugs don't like it and I was able to use You know yellow. Pine lumber still kept it up off the ground. And then i rapped the outside. Pvc so low maintenance you left a gap at the bottom. yeah i put like poly higher than carson in there. I well what i did. Was i raised. The boards up about an inch off of the ground. And then i let the pvc go to the ground. So that it trims out and looks nice but No chance of bugs no water. No bugs because remember Water water can actually climb about three eighths of an inch. Did you know that intellectually intellectually pull up to the would about three eighths of an inch. I that it would for what they call it like surface tension or some kind of little. Make the get. Close the gap. I had no idea it was that much. Yeah it's three. Eighths of an inch is pretty pretty crazy. That's pretty strengthening create. Just pulled up in there. Well i think part of it is is the we talk about surface tension. But i also think it's because it's the end grain of lumber in when you do that it can it can wick. It'll it can pull up on definitely work. Yeah so that's really think about putting war christmas tree ring at home. Nothing's changed all right. We're going to be right up against the break here that we've got to take but we love to get call from you at seven four five seven eleven seven zero four five seven eleven and you can always send us a note s john and dave dot com and click on the questions button. And we'll talk about what's important to you this morning thinking about how we protect your investment a lot of different ways but grab a cup of coffee. Get ready because we're gonna come back after these important messages. Welcome back. This is the depot premature which on a dave. I'm john gordon. I'm dave deauville gives call this morning. We're happy to have your calls at seminole four five seven eleven ten seven four five seven eleven ten david sometimes during those breaks pop online and just check some things out and i had. Add moment. i over and was looking at this thing on The bill and melinda gates at divorced scenario and it looks like melinda is going to get the house. But bill's going to keep the windows awful. I know at his expense at their expense. I'm making fun. Seminal four five seven. Oh eleven ten. We're talking about Well talking about a lot of things whatever's on your mind actually see some really good questions on the cedar shield product and talking about just doing some things to protect your investment right. So when you're putting up a fence or Cedar shield and and and and the right sealants preservatives One of the biggest mistakes that we can make our a big mistake that we can make Is Is just knowing that while treated lumber is impervious to decay and end to insect infestation. It's not it's just not indestructible right. So son affects it. It'll gray alley will caused if it dries out too fast it'll check and get splits in it It will warp. I remember sometimes trying to explain to that. Hey it's treated but it's not treated against warping right. It's it's a piece of wood it's going to do what would does and so taken some time to put the right products on. There is good. I want to well. Let's see i was just take the call. This is really good. Like people are like onto good morning. You're on the home depot home improvement show. How you good good. How are you. We're great thanks for calling. My helped me as i'm fixing to Reduce some face board on the outside of my house. When i go to instead of painting it we're going to stain it. It around the windows is there. Do they make a special stain. That's i guess you'd be protected and water resistant to well. I think i think you have to. You're going to be in the in the deck stains when we do would porches so if it has a tongue in groove ceiling or rails posts or whatever we still use the deck sealers and we'll use a stain a cabinet stain or a a A bear stain one of those products. And then a lot of times. What we'll do is we'll go back and put some type of a urethane over top of it. Okay because if you do if you do mike just a deck stained you're going to be you're going to be doing regular a lot. Yeah yeah mike. Quick question is is the rest of the house of wooden siding it. No it's It's actually smart side. Okay okay okay. Just the reason. I ask is If it's got to be a stain fine but if you if you could paint it you might want to consider a non wood product That little take paint. It still takes paying maintenance as any painted product would but you don't run the risk of You know Rat and so on over a period of time david you typically use can as or composite product an application. Don't you yeah. We do almost everything on the exterior with some type of a composite. Pvc normally because you can buy all those products are you is your you have existing existing windows and doors. Is that what you have. Now that are are they painted or they brand new or new okay. So that's but it's all wood trim. Yeah so you got it there. Okay never mind yet. So i would. I probably would go in. And if you're going to use a stain or something you're not gonna polyurethane you. Probably i would cedar shield at first and then wait to seventy two hours. Just just to sure Even if you don't do anything but the sills the bottom of the window and up the brick mold. I'm surprised that you've the wind. At least the brick mold is not. Pvc a lot a lot of the wood windows and doors and things that we buy now are almost always pvc. It's the same price as as woods. I don't know why we wouldn't use pvc but Yeah think about that. Look up the look up. Cedar shield And i would paint. I would paint that on my my would any would that. I have on my windows that that is that is exposed. Okay so cedar shield and then and then wherever you want to cabinet or bears thing faint over the top of that. Yeah whatever you want to put over there you go unless you use a solid color if you use a solid. You won't have to worry about because it's pretty much like paint okay. Okay all righty well. That's what i made it. Thanks a lot i good. Thanks for your call. Betty lated look awesome. Yeah we betty. David karen we see you guys out there. We wanna take your calls just coming about twenty seconds away from a break so so if you don't mind hang tight for us. We definitely want to get to the questions because they look like really good ones folks. This is the home depot home improvement crewmen show. We're gonna take another little break here. And then we're back to answer questions for betty david and karen when we return to the home depot on improvement show with john and dave welcome back. This is the time of day. I'm dave oval and here comes betty. Good morning betty. You're on the home depot. Home truman. show how are you this morning. i'm doing fine. Thank you hope you guys are. Are i have a question about. I would like to remove the shower doors in The master bathroom and the Just the the guest bathroom. And i know that that you can you know. Take them off. They're both awkward. They're they're they're very awkward. And i would like to just put up a shower. Curtains and mike wish didn't is that framing That goes into the tile on the up the sides and bottom. Can that be covered. You can when you take it down. You scrape the cauca way with a with a razor blade. It's easy if you find something that'll hold the blade. It makes it easier but you scrape all the talk Careful not to dig into the tile or grout and then once that's done what we normally do is find a grout or caulk The same colors the tile and fill the holes if there's anchors we drilled anchors out the plastic anchors and then and then fill those holes and usually you can smooth those out enough and Make that look pretty nice. I mean if you look hard enough you'll still see it but Other than that. There's there's not a whole lot you can do it too. I guess you could. John you could silicone a piece of pvc to yeah. I could plug a piece of flat tile side and across the threshold. Yeah you so. If you're looking to do that and option might be. Betty is the it'd be a little bit thicker. but you may consider going with What's called a saddle. It's just a plain white marble and it would typically be like a threshold between going into the bathroom were or a tiled surface And david you can get a couple of thicknesses of that. I believe in different. You could actually mount vat to the wall and then it would look like piece of marble trim. It's you're gonna have to us a good adhesive and so on but that is an option. If that's kind of what you were thinking about right that that that is exactly what i was thinking about But the problem is that this is not something my husband and i do. We're we're just not of an age that we can. We can do this kind of thing and somebody to to do a fairly small job. Can you recommend someone sure wh- gets you to send a note To us at our website and and Ask john and dave dot com. Hit the questions button and I'll see if i can find someone that maybe can help you with that. Okay well is that. And a and e. that's correct and include. Include the area of town that you're in okay. It's it's starting to get to a point that a lot of people kind of like john lives in in atlanta and people stay pretty close to their areas. They're when they're working to try to just because you can spend You know the better part of day you know so if you live like i do in in fort mill. i normally don't. I normally don't go too far north just because you end up spending a good portion of the day And you know those are billable hours. Who's who you're going to bill. You know it's not fair to a customer for that trip. But i guess you could if it was a specialty type of thing. So that's why we like for people to include A the their location And then as well as you know we always tell people if you're in a different state or or region sometimes the codes are the climate's different. We need to know that. Okay so i just have to go on and put john and dave dot com and ask ask ask john dave dot com down and then there's the questions but then you'll see it in the margin you can just push that and it'll it'll guide you the rest of the way okay. Well that sounds good. I would surely like to get rid of these doors. A lot of people understand that for sure yup. Okay thank you very much. Thanks betty thank you betty with chris thing i it's fiberglass units right but we took the doors off and so you had a little easier and fiberglass patch with our glass all right. Here comes a david. Good morning david. You're on the home depot home improvement show. How are you this morning. I luckily help every sir. Okay wrapping six treated with Aluminum pulsa can't don't don't what you have to do. Don't do it through it all the time. Yeah don't do it. The really the best thing to do to wrap them with pvc and you can. Actually you can buy a post sleeve. Four by One by eight and one by sixes and then box it out. Just wrap 'em that's wrap the post and then wrap them was. I don't wanna put aluminum over them. But yeah you really cannot put any Aluminum coil stock around Around the treated lumber at all it you said it. It won't hold up. Oh yeah yeah. I've noticed that on the last t- yeah I've seen people. Is there any type of so. They do make mistakes they do. You have to. You have to order. I don't think they keep them in stock and they're not giving. Yeah you'll have to look to find one and then see what it is and then you you'll be able to compare purchasing if a post leave of versus wrapping it with with with three-quarter. Pvc the rabbit was recorded. Pvc. that's great. Yeah that's about about that. I was looking for slaves. And yeah i do that all the time. It's it's I've done it a lot in the past. It works pretty well as doing on the next one. I thank you one of the. I think one of the challenges that we have with the new treatment is it's just so corrosive right so Someone salt in it. Yeah something else. All right. Speaking of something else here comes karen. Good morning karen. You're on the home grumman show this morning. I'm doing great. How are you guys really super good. Been on a ranch style house with a joe out on my roof to cover my front porch which is not as long as my house. The box ends of that portion are twelve inch wide by. I don't know sin something fiberboard. And i've had to replace them before since i lived here And they're cut on an angle so it's hard to get something that will keep water. I whatever from waking up on east into that material and Out ready to have to do this again. And i was just wondering if there was some new materials out there that are You know. Composite materials or impregnated materials are talking about a lot of treatment and stuff. And you know what's available for me to put their. Pvc is is is one. I mean that's that's the most expensive choice. But it's it's it's a permanent choice painful. It's painful it's not sustainable. Well i guess you could stain it. I i saw some folks Do some stains on it with and then grain it but it says gel standards a little bit tricky to you. But but yeah. It's very painful. You have to choose the right cox when you cock it. Not every cox sticks to it and then of course would want us painful. Painful caulk But yeah that's available and then the other product is miratec Again is it is a. It's a it's a treated Composite it's kinda like it's kinda like a hardboard product put. It has a forty or fifty year warranty with it but again is that. How do you spell that. M you or i m i r. t. e. c. r. m. i r. Miratec near a cab. Okay and you'll find that in home. Depot has some lengths of that and different. I think maybe one by fours. And one by sixes. You're gonna probably find more of the products you're looking for like that without having to order them at at a local lumber yards. So i when i buy it. I bought into the building centers. Where i i normally pick that in my. Pvc up and they have. They have all different widths and it in pvc comes in eighteen foot. Lengths and miratec comes in sixteen foot links. Okay well that that would work fun because They got everything's got to be cut. You know these weird angles between the the two The two surfaces. Yeah that sounds great. Well yeah. I've just talked to a couple of people about replacing that stuff. It's that's i'm i'm with that it's hard to get folks to do small jobs and you know most room. I won't touch this and a carpenter necessarily wanna get up on top of a roof for a small job right exactly and so it's been difficult to fund her to do this. This kind of stuff these days But yeah just having something. That would be a mortgage. Hey hang tight for one second. We're we're right up against a hard break. Your i apologize. I didn't mean to cut you off. But we've we've got to take a break thanks so much Care is going to hang. This is the home depot home improvement show seven hundred four five seven ten a call. We'll talk while return from these important messages. Welcome to the home depot home improvement show which answering your home improvement questions every saturday on wbz presented by charlotte comfort systems heating and air conditioning at a cost a heating cooling and electrical on news. Talk eleven ten and ninety nine three. Wbz back this is the home depot home improvement. Show john and dave. I'm john gordon. I'm dave deauville. Certainly some lines available. Where seven four. Five seven hundred eleven tenths seven zero four five seven. Oh eleven ten. I our great flurry of questions. Great topics and people are totally in tune with the painting in protecting and getting out stuff so always good to see. Were you able to just confirm karen cooler with i. Did we finished up. We just we just talked. I wanted to just just talk to her. Real quick about One of the reasons that when you when you're dealing with when you're dealing with trim up close to the roof or on the roof a lot of times what you'll find is the ca- contractors won't take it because they're not insured to be on that roof you know what i'm saying and it takes usually special equipment to beyond that roof. So you have to be harnessed one To you can cause a lot of shingle damage dependent on the time of day. The roof is older The granules tend to be looser so anybody that has any experience of working around that kind of stuff will normally shy away from it. Just because of your little tenuous. Yeah yeah i've got a customer now that They they need to replace some windows in their dorm but one of the dorms is leaking. And it's a fourteen twelve pitch in so we talked about it. And i said if i was you i would eliminate the doors because You can't service. You can't service these windows properly because most painters are not gonna go up on that roof to service it to caulk to paint To do the things that if they do. They're probably not going to do a very good job. Because they're they're up there hanging on by their fingernails So cherry picker yeah. It's a tough. It's a tough and this. This particular job is in such a tough spot that you can't really even get a piece of equipment in there. You almost have to have a helicopter. Wanted to drop down in there. So it's it's a tough situation. So we're we're going to go with a different product when they replaced the windows but You know so you have to. You have to kind of think about those sorts of things to when people aren't willing to go up on the roof understand why go let's talk to Sadie good morning. you're on hello. Hello i have a question about Rev would are easy okay. Question is is it okay to use it in the bathroom and in the laundry room is running throughout the house but i wanted it to have a continuous flow into the laundry. Room and the bathrooms is it practical you said. Lv t know are it's a easy. This redwood depot. I'm pretty sure a. r. e. v. od redwood but you take the d. out and put a v. Their victory are easy victory. Yeah it's a think it's I want to tell you. It's a mohawk product round the mall mohawk manufacturer. I'm thinking it it's it's l. Btk it's fine for it to be in the bathroom. You're worried about moisture. Yeah the builder is telling need that. They don't wanna put it in there because they find it. It's not Waterproof i'll have. I'd have to go online to check that out. You certainly you could do that. you could do that also Let's see that's what i would do is just do a search for the same builder put in the rest of the house young or already. That's interesting I don't know. I don't know i just popped it up online here Sadie in as just going to try to see is redwood flooring good I think. I here's what you can also do if you don't have to make decision until monday call mohawk gaining say. Hey i'm interested. I've got you know this product in do you know the like. There's a lot of different styles and stuff i think but just call mohawk. I'm warmth with this in a bathroom. What are you saying. It says it says that Would resists fading scratches at water better than most of its competitors. Who so i don't know who they're calling competitors and i don't know what better means You know. Last week i had five rex. I'm doing better. Because the week. Before i had ten rex. Follow my thinking. Fetters isn't always been delivered. Atlanta but it's It would appear that it would be water resistant sadie. It might not be as good as i do. Not intend this to be a self serving comment. It's the only one. I know the brand on like lifelock which is a waterproof actually pergau as another name and it's actually a waterproof product where they have a a silicon be in the in the click joints and so you do actually create a solid waterproof surface. When you install that i don't know if that's the case with redwood or not but it doesn't look like it would come right back at ya if you put it in In in the in a damp area like that. But i think probably either some some more extensive research. What i've done online here or just calling mohawk directly on monday would would be a really good way to go about david. Do you think randy would know that Yeah i'm sure he would randy over empire carpet and blinds in their their mohawk dealer. So they they made their they're in pineville So you may want. You may want to give those folks call over there. I'm sure any of his sales guys over. There could answer that question okay. What street are they on. Mcmullen creek parkway. oh. I know where that is. Okay thank right next to ferguson. Yes yes yes yes. Okay i appreciate that thank you thank you say all right joe and don we see you guys asked about. We gotta take a break. We're going to do that go down. Don't go away. This is the home depot home improvement show. And we're going to be back after these important messages about this is the home depot home improvement show which on avon john gordon. I'm dave deauville. Joe went down. We see you out there. Just real quick david. I went out to the mohawk website. And there's ready would ari vw od. Select and rev would plus select offers superior waterproof performance plus offers unique hydro seal and unique technologies with genu edge and innovative babbling. Technologies waterproof. Looks like both of them. Are waterproof so sadie. If you still listening you may still want to talk to randi or as guys to see what. The reservation might be on part of the builder or stability. Here comes joe. Good morning joe. You're on the home depot home improvement. You how you this morning. I'm doing fine great. How can we help. yeah. I was traveling to atlanta last week to build my granddaughter a little dick for playhouse and into the local home depot to pick out my five quarter boards and all that good stuff and i was always taught when you build a deck or an outdoor surface that you always put the boards on bark side up and you'll rings down yes. Do you have your radio on joe. No i don't okay. I'll just getting away arena. That would that is. That is optimal. Yes so this is gonna cup. In the direction of the annual rings right as it picks up and gives off moisture. So it's better. If you can do that. Well the the issue i ran into was every one of the boards had the lumber yard stamp on the bark side upside right. You have to send it off. It's water soluble too. So you have to really work it but we. We usually just sanded off. Yeah and i like. I said this was a little outdoor deck for my granddaughter's little playhouse and i wasn't going say the whole thing so we've got stamps all over the top of the deck and i tried pressure washing it. It it didn't come off real well. Came off some but I just i just was wondering. I thought well. That's nice stamped on that side. But then i've got all the lumber yard stamp marks on top of the deck charts designer to designer house. You gotta have the label right. Yeah there you go terrible. It's terrible yet joe. I i'm trying. It's been so long since i've visited a mill a nerd. I used to actually enjoy that. Actually if you've never been to a lumber mill it's actually pretty fascinating even for a normal person. But so i don't know the process or if it's even an option to catch that on a different side of know. They manufacture plywood right. They always put plywood stamps on a specific side of it. I actually seen the x. Well yes they do. 'cause you want to install it with the stamp down so you can get up in the roof advocate and still see the stamp your inspecting. Exactly that right right. But i don't know that anybody thinks that hard about it on the On the end the board other than you better have that stamp on it or you're going to get stamped and it may come off you may have to use a little Chemical on there as well if you want to get it off if it's a problem Yeah and i think the debt cleaner from From bear would probably take it off to out. Or whatever is that number so stains stain remover. Whatever it is. Joe you got me thinking now so so great comment you now. You got me thinking. Like how do they do that. Who makes that decision and it could just be a machine. I don't know i i. I've seen Lumber mills or board meals where they have a camera looking at the end of the board and it determines which side is parkside up right and stamping stamping it after that process of the probably stamping it. All on the same side. They're not going to turn it over again to stamp it so but i believe it is water soluble President come off with a pressure washer. But i'm glad you didn't try any harder than you did with the pressure washer. So there you go. I very good i thank you thank you guys. Thanks joe thanks. Thanks for the call. Joe are right. Let's get done good morning down. You're on the home depot. How you this morning. Pretty good about you brother were good kid I'm rob before the top of the hour. I missed the first part of the conversation in reference to the lady and ameritech versus bbc. Yes i don't know she was the same lady there with the dorms. It it it is. It's it's it's some type of dormer on a roof or it's up on a roof is is the problem and she's had trouble getting people to take the job and she thinks because the job is too small and it and it very well could be. But it's it's it's probably not that. So much is john boyle. Well no. that's a different that was that's my job. That's the job that i'm i'm on but That needs windows. And by the way it's it's four thou- a thousand dollars a window for each of those windows on that dormer so We're i'm working. So that's why i told him i said i'd say by money. But but but her problem is her. Problem is trying to find someone to get up there to do that. Type of work on the roof and she's in shelby which is another problem so she doesn't have as big a crowd to pick from right. Okay couple suggestions probably run a couple million linear feet of miratec anytime you cut miratec whether it's corner tram it's window. Trim you prime and paint gotta prime. That's right and we. We talked about that off. The air so in the with a lamp is what miratec is right and get what what it'll soak up watering Well you know what happens then and second suggestion you as well as other person with the roof job when you get up steep black that get you. A couple of lag bolts and Screw into a framing member around a window or door. whatever sure you screw into framing member whether it's Door jacks or studs in the wall. And yeah you're going to have to patch that whole Putty or caulk whatever but then secure would ratcheting straps drive. You a couple of steaks you know to buy four stakes in the ground. So your body ladder doesn't kick out or myself. I use a pizza. Five h entry bar two two of them for ladder right and then take your other ladder. And if it's on a steel roof you can use foam to tape to the top of the ladder so it doesn't scratch steele roof. Sure it's on jangle then. Well you gotta take the crap out of it work it up real easy so it doesn't turn the shingles up and then in your case doing windows. You run a ladder up each side so you got way to get up there and take your roof jazz and you know the situation if you feel safe with zip ties attaching your ladder. Jacks to your Ladders and then put them to ladder. Jacks across aaron and take you to buy to buy tan. Whatever put across their firm footing donna. It sounds like you should. We should just get you connected. Because she's not taking notes to make all this happen can you. What did you go to. Shelby live in mcdowell county. So that ain't too far away I quit being cartner year and a half ago. But i still know what i'm doing and i got a stretching trailer and you got the Ladders I'll shoot y'all email and jonathan. i'm not i'm i'm through with. I'm not climbing like that anymore. I'm there's that's a young man's game. And i'm gonna leave it up to them so dude i'm only fifty seven years old and it hurts to hit the ground hard just to climb up their banks. Don don hanging. Yes we gotta take a quick break here. Saw great information appreciate the call clearly Clearly good guidance folks. This is the whole depot home improvement show with john. And david. we're gonna take a little break. You can call us at seven. Four five seven eleven to end reconsidered us an email. At ashdown day. Click on the questions button. We're gonna take a break. We'll be back when we return to the home depot home improvement show with john and dave. Welcome back this is the home depot home improvement show with john and day. I'm don gordon. I'm dave deauville. We have some lines open at seven. Zero four five seven eleven ten seven four five seven eleven ten. Let's talk to carol. Good morning carol. You're on the home depots. Michelle how are you good morning. Fine thank you. good morning. I have a patio that extends the full width of my house. Brick pavers there about five years old Part of it is in A screen porch and part of it is open. I'm concerned about the the vegetation. That's growing between the pavers and it's untreated. Should i or have somebody like pressure washing. And then is there a treatment to put on top with you recommend for good care what what is the are are the pavers. There's no sand between them. Yeah yeah there's there's sand and you know it was. It was built by a professional. So there's you know stand on the bottom there. Well placed in a nice patterns dan. There is there sand in between the the pavers though Kara okay okay. Got it okay. So and that's that's not abnormal for that to happen. It will grow The they will they will grow. So here's here's a precaution. If you if you if it doesn't need to be pressure washed. I wouldn't pressure wash it because it's going to. It'll it'll take a lot of that sand out and then it has to be redone. So it's it's probably apollo merrick sand so it has an acrylic emotion mixed in with the sand and they put it in dry wet it and then it bonds to the pavers. And that's what it's supposed to do is help. Keep things from growing in their. Keep the bugs out and keep the pavers from shifting saw it holds them together so really the best thing are the are the weeds real bad or they can pick them out okay. So that's that's that's that's what i would do. I would. I would pick them out. And then i would seal. I would have the paver sealed with a paver sealer. They have to be clean and then then they can do that with just a chemical and hose and you can use sometimes a stiff brush and then let it dry seal it and then i would come back with a ground clear product that sterilizes the soil in other words. It it goes in there and weeds won't grow back in there for a year. I don't know if you've seen what's it. What do you remember it's called. is it called. Well there's one that i recall. That may be illegal now. Called parameter all and. I might be doing with that but there's a there's a soil sterile in but you may have to be probably need to call landscaper to do that or less. You know that over home depot okay. I'm not aware of. I bought some. Because i'm some gravel areas that we're going to do with it and it'll keep it'll keep weeds from growing up to a year is it does exactly what john says it. Sterilizes that the soil or in your case the sand. Okay so let me a couple the papers get a trophy. Finish on the right now So let me review. What you're saying is to clean the papers but not pressure wash. you can. But it's possible that it'll take the sand out and the car wash with a stiff brush. Okay and a soap and that chalky white the white product that you're looking at probably efflorescence and and what that is when it gets. It's the salts. The minerals are pushing out of the masonry product. So when you after this dries and you seal it that will probably stop completely or or you'll be able to eliminate ninety five percent of it okay so with a brush and to soap and water cleaning. Then i put a sealer on top. You want to get a paver paver sealer. You can get something that's not slick that has a low gloss. You can get a match up to a semigloss depends on you. How does flat. I don't want to know right. And this is a sealer put on with A brush or be done with a sprayer of pump layer then rush out the any kind of puddles or overspreads. You might have okay and none of this will hurt the vegetation because i've got gardens around there You just wet it down really well before you start and then afterwards and then when you're spraying your sealer you just you just want to make sure that you you just just put it by a little piece of plywood or cardboard is the best thing. Just make a guard as you go by those areas. Just hold it in your hand and spray. Normally you just picture frame the area and get that whole edge done and then you work away from it. Okay all right and so the sealer and then after the sealer there is a product that talking about the keeps the vegetation from growing it. It does and you may not need it after you take these steps okay. All right all right when she serves in a spray sealer comes in a gallon and it can be sprayed or brushed or rolled. Okay all right all right all right well thank you very much. I appreciate it. You're welcome thank you. that's all right. Bye bye bye all right Let's see we've got pat. Good morning pat. You're on the home depot home improvement. How are you guys. It's always a pleasure to listen to you and to speak with you. Thank you for your call. I think i have a plumbing issue. about a month ago The i had to toilets upstairs one of backed up and it Went into the shower and in the other bathroom at the same time that backed up and went into the tub and i freaked out and ran downstairs so that bathroom. Nothing was going on down. There ran back upstairs and used the plunger like my life depended on it and it didn't work but then like five minutes later while i was running around at all of a sudden sucked everything somewhere with the velocity of a tornado and same declare everything right now. Things seem to be okay. Although i'm really nervous. But now when i use one of the bathrooms i'll go into the bathroom and all of a sudden in the wall it'll go like running water for a couple of seconds and then stop. Okay let's do this. Okay Us more time than we had before the break that. We've already missed to answer your question but i think we can help out so if you don't mind we're going to put you on hold. We'll take a break and then we'll talk more folks the home depot home improvement show and we're going to be right back. Welcome back to the home depot. Home improvement show john and dave. I'm john gordon. I'm dave deauville. And we're into the lightning rounds so we're going to get back on the phone here. Pat thanks for waiting through the break. There so clogged backed up into the tubs. And then you know cleared. Sounds like a venting issue or a block. But now you're hearing sounds in the wall when you flush the toilet right now. I don't even flush it. Just walk into the bathroom and it sounds like running water for five seconds. It just spontaneously goes. I'm like his in there. Do you have like the washing machine or water. Moving through retrained anywhere else in the house. Nothing okay wonder if the toilets refilling just like about. That doesn't sound like that. But i guess it could be what i would do. When you go in there. You could be preemptive and take the tank lid off. set it off to the side where it's safe and then that way you can When you go in the bathroom you'll hear clearer with the lid off. That's if that's what's going on which that that just indicates you have a bad flapper or water leak and by the seal on the flapper you could also just if if you don't want to wait around i mean well i guess you're gonna have to either way just turned off the to cut off the water supply to the toilet leadoff not permanently obviously but but leave it off the you need to use the toilet and see if the sound goes away right then and then. I think that would be the only other thing. David i could think of something with event pipe and but that would be highly unusual right on a windy day. Maybe but pretty unusual. Yeah i think you have water you. Is this on the second floor. Okay so you don't see any water downstairs anywhere you've checked all the ceilings and naturally so That's what i think. That's that's that's what i would be looking towards that you have Either that toilet could be another toilet But it'll it'll sometimes they'll they'll make that noise Especially when that when it's only calling for a little bit of water and it'll it'll almost sometimes whistle house a sound. How long does it sound last. Pack three to five seconds. That's what it sounds like. Yeah is there. We will need for me to now. Call a plumber to check my lines. From my house to my street live in town because of that clog or does the fact that it sucked out like so strongly. Yeah you just had a clog and it broke loose. Something was in there that the had it clogged up it could have been. I don't know how old the places when year. Yeah so you know. Chances are it. Wasn't anything from construction. But i have seen pieces of wood that are lodged in there and eventually they rot and then they the the the it goes a win. The problem goes away mysteriously but that's probably That's possible that's what it was but most likely it was just some type of clog okay in an and i think now you just have different different issue. But you're you're tuned into it because you have the problem so which good you should be. Yeah well good for. You should be paying attention to. But i would do that. I think you got a bad. I think you got a bad flapper okay. Awesome thank guys. Have a great week. You too thank you pet. I guess we could've walked her through changing out the flapper to we'll do that next week. 'cause she calls back to say. Hey it was the toilet off She sounds pretty industrious. Oh she got the plunger out worked on it. She probably can figure out how to put a flat especially the corky. Flappers are so simple to say this boy they just snap and place. They made it easy on us indeed i. I don't even know so. I have a question do you emails. We have like four minutes left. And i'm like. I have a list of topics a mile long. I'm like i don't know that really any let's do. Let's do email. i got a couple of emails. Let's jump on. let's do it. I got an email from joe during the show today. And i actually talked to him at the last break. He put his phone number in there. And sometimes that's that's good for me If people include a phone of of a phone. Because i can get back to him quicker sometimes in Answer the questions. But mostly. Because sometimes i have more questions about about their classification. Yeah you need sometimes. We need a little bit more detail but Anyway joe joe Had had written to us. He's got Scott's a concrete siding or cement siding and i think he thinks it's hardie plank and he's got some areas that were a different color. He sent a picture for me and obviously it. It is so it's it looks like to to two areas of grey or a beige color are tope color and he went to a paint store and they told him that it had dried. The the hardy had dried out. And that's why the pay but both of the problems that he's having with these payton fade is on the west in the south side. And what is that. 'cause from john. The design right saw carolina right. Yeah so what. I think he had was. He had a pre painted hardie product and whoever installed it came back and did a bunch of touch up on it with a with an inferior paint and that faded at a different rate than Than the hardie original factory painted so splashy and you can see it so it's a round where somebody had shot. You know the shoot. Sometimes they'll shoot ends pin nails joints on the bottom because hardee's blind nailed But anyway the in the short long of it is he's going to. He's going to have to go in and paint that entire side of the house on the west and the south side because quarter record. He's tried to wash it. He's tried to spot clean it. None of that's going to happen So basically what he has they probably just use. The ahead of paint tended close to that color at the time but it was inferior compared to the finish. And you know as well as i do that finish. That they put on is is is is a pretty tremendous hate. It's baked on as well and it does it has it's the focus is on one of the focal metrics would be a uv. You know inhibitor. Impact yeah exactly and and it's and it's baked on and you know they do that before for reasons of packaging and and and quickness because you're painting something in your factory you can't really wait for drivers there probably run it through an oven Get the second code on it and and route through a oven and then they can stack it. Pack it in and they're ready to go. But anyway joe joe we talked and he's he's he agrees he's gonna end up having to have it painted and that will take care of it. He also told me that he followed up with me about Sent me a while back about the some problems with his. His daughter had problems in a bathroom. with ventilation and you know we talk about it all the time right and What they getting out was that the damper was stuck in the in the halfway open position. So there was the exhaust fan was was not doing. Its thing as you always. What are you talking about with. Toilet paper right. Yeah just put tested. They make sure it'll hold a piece of toilet paper up there if it suck and enough air it'll hold a couple of squares a toilet paper exactly and if it if it's not if it's not drawn to it there's a couple of reasons that you can have and one of them would be not having enough intake air into the room And that can cause the paper not to stick or The fan motor Is is blowing. But there's no place for the air to blow and it has backed force or resistance so It's not gonna. It's not gonna hold the paper. It's not sucking the air out of the room. Therefore it's not gonna work anyway. They this they. They straightened up the area. Where the damper was that. It freed up and then wallah. Now it's working. So so this spray silicone or something in there to make. I had wasn't dust and a kind of catches i think maybe it was probably just It was twisted and put it put the duct in a bind or sometimes the dampers right at the end and and the The flex pipe that they put on the end of it is not put in properly. It can be any number of things. It could be a little bit of dry wall. Mud got thrown up in there somehow texture from a texture ceiling. Yeah 'cause they'll take a lot of times they'll take the guts out of the fan and they'll spray the ceilings and that's why you'll see all that mess inside those fans so in the box inside the box. Yeah so it's all good but Anyway that's taken care of and man that's Quick today well. Lots of calls. Lots of great calls right great questions and great projects and we genuinely appreciate It's time it's time to wrap up. David looks like there might be one for you off the air. Thanks always for doing that. Stuff folks basically with us this morning We hope it was as informative for us. It was enjoyable for us. And as as we as we think about the end of the show or the end of each show we like to remind you that we think that the most important counter home improvement you can make is the one that makes your home a happier place to live in when you're working and all the other projects this week don't forget to work on that one. We'll see next week on the home depot home improvement show with john day.

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Racial disparities among those losing jobs

Marketplace Morning Report with David Brancaccio

07:08 min | 1 year ago

Racial disparities among those losing jobs

"Racial disparities among those losing jobs during the response to Cova Nineteen. I'm David Brancaccio. Good morning since pandemic shutdowns began last month. Twenty two million people have filed for unemployment. We'll get the new set of weekly numbers tomorrow. The economic pain is wide and deep but is not spread equally. That's according to two new reports that show the worst job income losses her happening to black and Hispanic workers marketplace's Mitchell Hartman reports a Pew Research Center survey asked people if they or someone in their household had lost a job or taking a pay cut. Due to the corona virus outbreak. Hispanic adults are being hit. Harder in this regard pews. Kim Parker says sixty one percent of Hispanic households have suffered a partial or total job loss compared with forty four percent of black and thirty eight percent of white households. The J. P. Morgan Chase Institute has a new report that finds significant racial gaps in people's financial capacity to deal with sudden job or income loss. That can cash upper that households have in their bank account. Lives and Hispanics actually have significantly lower levels of acids deanna. Farrell is the institute's President. She says for EVERY DOLLAR OF EMERGENCY. Cash MEDIAN INCOME. White family has set aside. A Hispanic family has forty seven. Cents and black family has thirty two cents. I'm Mitchell Hartman. For marketplace checking financial markets one hundred share index in. London is up one and a half percent here. Dow as Nasdaq futures are all up in the one percent range. Crude oil futures for delivery next month may went so low. They were priced as a negative number this week. Now we're watching the June contract down this morning at about eleven dollars a barrel. These are the lowest prices adjusted for inflation. Since a moment in the late nineteen ninety s turns out. A lot of people are spending too much time with the tiger king and we're actually first-time net flicks subscribers the streaming giant says. It added nearly sixteen million new customers in the first quarter of this year. More than double what it was expecting marketplace's Nova Sophos has more on that. Netflix says many homebound consumer searching for entertainment have flocked to its service since mid-march leading to twenty two percent subscriber growth year over year but. The company was cautious. Not to be too optimistic about the sudden jump. In subscriptions it expects future quarters will see waning. Growth as social distancing measures are eased in a video released by net flicks. Ceo Reed Hastings says. The Corona virus pandemic still has a lot of unknowns. Which makes planning ahead difficult. It's super hard to say if there's you know strategic longterm implications it because we've just been scrambling to keep our service running. Well heat the content post production on Netflix has had to halt production on future programming. But says because it films material far in advance it has enough new content for months to come if not into next year. I'm not software for marketplace as we've reported US dairies have been dumping milk about eight percent of their supply into gutters with demand down during shelter at home last week the administration announced a three billion dollar bailout. For dairy farmers in Japan dairies have the same problem with milk consumption down thirty percent with schools. They're closed and school breakfast and lunch programs not happening. There's word in an official in Japan's Ministry of Agriculture has been putting on a cow suit in public to urge Japanese people to drink more milk while home. Pizza places are generally open and in front of a local one here in New Jersey. Yesterday I saw an exhausted worker in an apron and a mask flopped in a chair out front taking some air. The corporate pizza chains are also serving takeout and doing delivery during the covert emergency. Domino's profits come out tomorrow and will be watched closely as marketplace's Scott Tong reports even though earnings for fast food in sandwich companies are falling double digits. Pizza delivery earnings are expected to be flat or even up a bit especially dominoes which is running this ad after leaving our four hundred and fifty degree ovens the only hands that touch them are yours. Mix and match two or more for just five ninety nine each and get them with contactless delivery. Five ninety nine here's analysts. Rj Harvey Morningstar typically. We see consumers caught the value proposition. When Times of uncertainty with Domino's six dollar anchor Christ link? That's hard to match the pizza chains. Other big strength is technology. You can order from the APP or Twitter Alexa or slack. And that's trending now says analyst Peter Soleil at bt. People tend to want to order digitally right on line. So they're essentially set up extremely well to take advantage of this current environment meantime he says Competitor Papa. John's is still recovering from racial slurs uttered by its founder. Two years ago he stepped down as chairman and CEO and pizza. Hut faces a challenge as it depends on people dining in so we'll food delivery APPS LIKE DOOR DASH and ubereats compete with Domino's delivery restaurant analyst. John Gordon at Pacific Management Consulting isn't sure areas Worry and discomfort regarding the third party delivery agents still. There is a potential cloud for Domino's Andrew Custodian at the research firm since three sixty see signs customers may choose to just eat at home as more and more people in this economy are becoming insecure about their incomes and are focusing on value. We think this is something that all restaurants are going to have to keep in mind but domino seems to remain confident. It's in the middle of hiring ten thousand drivers. I'm Scott Tong for marketplace and Harvard University applied for and got an eight point six million dollar grand from an education relief program that was part of the two trillion dollar federal stimulus package at a briefing president. Trump said that quote. Harvard is going to pay back the money and they shouldn't be taking it. Harvard has a forty one billion dollar endowment soon after Harvard said it will be taking the money which it says. We'll go one hundred percent to the financial assistance of students and not for the institution. Later trump said Harvard's endowment should be looked at events are moving quickly in this covert economy and the information flow can seem overwhelming. Sign up for our weekly make me smart newsletter to get highlights in one place get it at marketplace dot org slash newsletters. I'm David Brancaccio. You're listening to the marketplace morning report from APM American public media.

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140  My Game-Changing Interview with Jon Gordon

Early to Rise Radio

1:00:41 hr | 1 year ago

140 My Game-Changing Interview with Jon Gordon

"Hi This is Craig Ballantyne host of early to rise radio. Have you ever wanted to become wealthier. Wealthier healthier wiser or just have more time to appreciate the finer things in life on this show. We reveal what high performers are doing every day to be more successful without sacrificing. Their personal lives early to rise. Radio is sponsored by the perfect day. Formula Get your free copy of this game. Changing success guide at free perfect. Weekdays Book Dot Com. Now let's get started with today's show. Hey who's driving your bus. WHO's in charge of your relationships and who is making you a better person? The answer is you. Hey this is Craig Valentine host of early to rise radio and today. You're getting my absolute positively the best interview I've ever done okay. It's what John Gordon. The John Gordon. The man the myth the legend the author of the energy bus which has sold over two million copies and also the author of the coffee. Bean he tells a great story about the coffee. Bean in in this episode. You're not gonNA WANNA miss this. And he's the King of analogies he's a negative guy'd turn positive and I really resonated with that the amazing relationship advice for both your personal life and your business all right and he's going to leave you with one killer question to ask every single day in your head so that you dominate business business life all right great balentine host of really to rise radio and it doesn't matter where you're starting out today. You're going to get massive breakthroughs from today's show early to rise. Radio was ad free and totally free. Because it's brought to you by books first of all. We had the perfect day formula which you get free. Perfect Day Book Dot Com forward slash. podcast asked then. We had the Wall Street Journal. Bestseller that you can get at free unstoppable book dot Com forward slash podcast and now brand new. We have the perfect week formula. If you go to perfect week formula dot com or give you a free copy. It's on the way to you now. Let's jump into it. To show is amazing. All right. I'm here with the myth. The man the legend non. Gordon how are you. I'm doing great Craig. How're you? How many books have you ridden twenty? Now just came out with our twenty th book. That's really cool. There's a couple that I wanNA talk to you about at the end and I ask You my one weird question at the end but I tell us a little bit about the energy. Bus People have heard of the book. Maybe they haven't read it. I was actually just. I am friends with this girl on instagram. As we all are and I was going through his story the other day and she said she posted a picture of your book. She's twenty three years old really smart talented ambitious grown. He said I'm reading this for the second time. The energy the bus has helped people incorporations of all ages. What is it and what's the big message of it? Well it's about a guy named George who's miserable. Oh a negative is team at work is in disarray. His problems at home and he wakes up Monday morning to a flat tire. So he's just fed up with a life and he was really easy to write about Craig because he was based on me and my own personal struggles with negativity and adversity ice to be really negative. And so if I can just stop there. That was the thing I was going to really spend a lot of time. I'm on naturally negative. John Gordon people are going to be blown away when we talk about that. So let's keep going there John in in dive deeper into the energy bus so he cut you off. Yeah sure people think Mr Positive but I'm not I was like this Guy George and so he has a flat tire walks inside his wife to take him to work. She won't that was also based based on personal experience and so he has to take the bus tour gets on the bus meets joy the bus driver and Cina cast of characters teaching the ten rules for the ride of his life that that not only Komo more positive person but about father her husband. And it's about getting his team on the bus and moving in the right direction with a shared vision focus and purpose and it's about the fact that every one of us left overcome negatively adversity and challenges to ultimate define ourselves and our team success. And so this Guy George has to go from negative they give to positive as he learns these rules and you know it came out in two thousand seven which is pretty wild to think about that. All these people are now reading it now. It's more popular today. Didn't was last year more popular than it was ten years ago. So it's been a ruts. Yeah it's been a really cool journey was rejected by over thirty publishers. So the street itself as I aren't all the great ones yeah. It seems that I had to live it right. I was rejected rejected rejected. I had this dream of writing this book of making a difference. And if this book didn't make it my career we would probably have been over as a writer and speaker in the fact that you know it came out well after the rejections finally John Williamson's agreed to take it on. It comes out. Not One bookstore would carry it. I want to let twenty city tour paid for myself. We had five people one city ten people another. It wasn't very sexy at all or social media so oh you can barely really leverage that like you could today right. We were using my email list that had newsletter newsletter. Back in two thousand and two one one of the I actually do that and so we had a little bit of a list but not much and we were getting on local radio and TV shows. The book had become a huge hit in South Korea. We're so we were saying. I was a big hit in South Korea. I was internationally known really internationally known as we were saying so people are like. Hey We got John Gordon. Here is internationally he known and they were having me on their local shows which would get some of the people to the events but it wasn't successful at all and now what was the thing that made it pop. was there one a person who was influential that that loved in South Korea. How on Earth did that happen? What happened was I got back? Yeah I can track it back to a principal I met on the tour had me come speak due to their school. A business leader. Who came to see me? I wonder if speaking of their company Jack del Rio got a hold of the book. The Jacksonville Jaguars coach at the time he read it he brought going to speak to the Jaguars. Mike Smith was a defensive coordinator. He brings me into the foul kids the next year when he gets to the head coaching Job University of Texas. Here's about it. I go speak and Colt McCoy. It was a senior. They made it to the national championship that year. So all these little things happen from person to person get him become a bestseller until five years six years. There's later now. It's gone on to sell over two million copies around the world. So it's been an incredible journey. Congratulations and so what made you write the fable version of the the book as opposed to something else. I'm thinking two thousand seven. This is before I had ever heard of Patrick Maybe Patrick Lynch the only had written some books or maybe it was a Robin Sharma. Komo who influenced you. How did you know to write the fable version? The I didn't really know anything about PAT. At the time I guess he had written five dysfunctions maybe a few years even before I wrote the energy bus but Ken Blanchard. Ken Blanchard was my hero. He was my mentor. He wrote the One minute manager He. I went to Cornell University he taught at Cornell and so oh I had written two previous books before the energy. But they don't really talk about these. They warn a success. They really weren't part of of my life going forward so once I wrote the energy bus I sort of forgot those other two bucks but those two books didn't do well at all. They were how to books and for me. I realized you know what people are not really reading this book. I was walking there. I thought maybe I should write a fable. Maybe people read a fable if I write that and that began this journey. Of what what I write about and then one day I was walking honestly. Zoe Meditating praying and the book idea for the Energy Bus just came to me and I wrote it bus. Yes it did like a bus. I wrote in three and a half weeks leaks so anyway. That's I knew at that point okay. Maybe I'm meant to write fables and didn't know if I can read another one but I did you shortly after that. I wrote the no complaining role and then I started on this journey. Writing Fables Awesome love it. Love love it now. Back to George. George is a leader in a company. Is a managers managers. That what he is. He's a manager at a top leader. He's like a mid level manager trying to lead his team and his team is not doing very well. Okay and he's more of a boss awesome like top down and then he has like an Ebenezer scrooge the ghost of pass well joy joy Gioia like this wise woman. Give her like a heavier Queen Latifah and cheers why she is smart. She is got great energy and she's like. Hey Hey George I'm gonNA knock some sense into you start listening to what I gotta say to Change Your Life around and so he tried to transform his marriage his home life and also his work team. That's great that's great so now let's go deep on the negativity because how on Earth could this guy I mean like even just your little zoom icon. I mean it's just like Mrs like the happiest guy in the world super positive but you say you're naturally negative so talk about that in your family background and how this kind of three awful little bit. Yeah grew up in a Jewish Italian family in Long Island New York so a lot of food. A lot of guilt. A lot of wine could you. Could you give anymore. I had the gold chain that tank top the Komo growing up so I was like straight out of Long Island. My Dad my dad was in New York City. Police officer undercover narcotics. So he was like this really bad bad ass tough guy but loving dad but just like. Hey we're here to take on the world the world's GonNa come at you. You have to kick the world's asked us what you have to do. My brother came home one day I remember and he saw Guy Messing with my brother and my brother didn't defend himself and he said to my brother. Edu fight him tomorrow. Or you have to fight me. I'll never forget flocking. This and my brother literally had to go fight this kid and my brother kicked his but he gave us some confidence but he was so fearful and scared. He was forced to do that. So that's the the kind of environment I grew up at. We fought all the time with our neighbors. Our friends we it was a tough neighborhood. I grew up in this environment a lot of negativity from my family. A Lotta the love but a lot of negativity. It's I really struggle with it. And then what will you know to be to be fair to your dad. I mean he's doing the dirty work on on the planet almost right and it's it's like how could he not be affected by that you know he loving dads sure but you go in you see the worst Humanity has to offer use you. Then that's your default all whether it was his default not prior like hey the world is gonNA throw some ugliness at you had that was I now live in these bubbles show media like everything's great but now it really is tough stuff so he's he really saw the worst and you know it's funny. I'm getting all these calls from. Police departments that want me to come and speak to police about doubt about positive leadership and I know I know that Mike. I know that guy and know that woman who's there and they're dealing with on a daily basis. I know their perspective on the world old and so I really can go in and help them and you know a lot of money but I love to go do that because it's something I can give back to what my dad gave all those years. So and yeah that's a ripple effect right like you go and help these these cops and they become. Let's be honest a different world than when your dad when we grew up when your dad was a cop in you know they make a mistake because they're having a negative day and all of a sudden it's on tv you got your protests in fair enough and and so it is what you do helps them which then helps the community. And you're having that might be where you have some of your biggest impact right definitely. That and I work with a lot of school districts which I really love to impact school district's teachers and principals people who provide a service. It's a way to really give back and make a difference. The thing with my dad though I mean he he talked about he literally chase people and he would have to chase them for a mile or two sometimes and when he would chase him. He's like we we. We weren't Nice Nice to them and we say when we caught them and in today's run right and today's world he had a guy actually pull pull the trigger on a gun at misfired. Tired against his head and misfired. He turned around grabs nightsticks and back the guy's head and he literally was almost shot and killed in that moment and and so when you're dealing with the negative when you're dealing with a life and death situation how can we expect someone like that to to respond perfectly. You know always right. We can't there are a a lot of cops that make bad decisions today and some of it is driven by prejudices and so forth so we have to really look at that but a lot of times when you're really fighting for survival you're not always going to think think positively so I think that's an important thing for me back to my story. I was fighting for survival was trying to provide for my family. I was in a job. I worked in DOT COM for instance. I was GONNA make my millions and I was crumbling from the inside with fear stress. I wasn't happy with what I was doing. And now I'm not sure if I can provide for my I found makers that dot com and start to really crumble and from there I was just a jerk and my wife had enough of my negative and she said if you don't change like where over you we need to change. Your marriage is over. I'm leaving and so that begets. That began this journey of thinking. Okay why am I so miserable. What am I here to do? What is my purpose? What is my why? And how can I do that. And that's when writing and speaking came to me so it really was a defining moment in my life that would impact the rest of my at life. Yeah so what. What was the business you were doing in two thousand and when you started email newsletter so I actually had some restaurants at the time I had a MOS southwest grill grill? I was the first Franchisee for Mos- in Florida in Florida. We second mortgaged our home. Twenty thousand dollars in credit cards to open up this most. I'm not sure if we're going to make it even past the first week. We had no savings. I violated all business plans in terms of opening up this restaurant. You're supposed to have a certain amount of money saved up and I didn't have anything else. Besides what we had we put into it and just roll the dice. You know. I never made you so excited about it. That got you to do this. Did it really have a choice. I mean the DOT com was crashing and we had just moved to Jacksonville to Pontevedra Beach. Had this this mortgage had this house and I'm thinking what am I gonNa do. If I lose this job. I was making one hundred thousand at the time and I remember thinking. How can I make one hundred thousand Jacksonville? There's not a lot of high paying jobs so I thought okay. I used to be in the restaurant business. When I was young? I was twenty four. I opened up a bar. Restaurant in buckhead made it successful accessible. So I've always been an entrepreneur. Made Success with a few other partners became really hot spot during the Olympics and Atlanta and so really really second time. So I thought I'm I'm pretty good at the restaurant business. Let me get back to that. Let me open up a place that I can manage. That can run. That's not hard I can make a Burrito and provide for my family. Okay so then I could start writing and speaking so the goal is to open up this place knowing that I want to write and speak ultimately but hopefully would make enough money to allow me to do that. Got It got it okay. Now so many people feel like they are surrounded by negative people. And you obviously Salihi had that defining moment and when you get an ultimatum from your spouse. There isn't much stronger in life than that other than your doctor saying. Hey you're going to be dead in three years. Yeah how do people feed the positive particularly when they are surrounded by negative. Because I'm always about. Hey or the average of the five people you spend this time with a truly believe that it's research proven. People always come back to me and say but Craig but I you know by my relatives. Are This my family William. This my friends are this. How do we feed the positive when it's were the only person that's trying to be it right? Everyone's saying today. Stay away from negative people. Well if everyone stays away from negative people how can we make an impact and transform them. If we're all staying away from are they all just going to hang out together and as if we're perfect perfect right right. It's like it's not doable. And so the first keys to understand it's not a strategy. It's to understand that the power is inside you. The great analogy analogy this when you put a carrot and the hot water. What happens to the Carrot Eric? It saw it gets off. It gets weekend. You put an egg into boiling hot water. It gets hard it gets hardened. Hi It's environment so we can be like the carrying weakened by our environments by the negative people we can become hardened where we become bitter and angry. We don't care about people anymore. We don't like people we can come like that or we could be at the cost of being and when you put that coffee. Bean into boiling hot water. That coughing is not impacted by its environment instead of transforms warms the environment. It's in leads from the inside out impacts from the inside out and that's the power we all have. It's knowing that that negative person does not Have power over you instead. You have the power to transform them to impact them into impact the people around you and maybe you won't reach that person. Maybe you will not make a different in that person's life but you won't let that person affect you. Gandhi said. I will not let anyone walked through my mind with their dirty feet. And you're not going to allow that person to walk through your mind with their dirty instead. You're going to impact the people around you and I think I'm example that because with my family I really did transform my family my dad especially and the people around me it took a long time but overtime might change within me impacted the people around me. I think that's I tell people all the time and it's it's a great Another example of what I did. which is I call live in lead by extreme example so people always say well you know my spouse is an interpersonal development men or this that or the other thing and I said hey listen? I grew up in Canada on a farm in a small town of Stratford Ontario. Where you play hockey and drink beer you drink beer and then play hot? It doesn't matter which order eventually you're going to do in both so and you know you're around these negative people. It was a factory town all this sort of stuff in but for for some reason. Got Into Arnold and bodybuilding. All that stuff and I took it very seriously now. I drank a lot. I'll be honest with you but six days a week I was pretty good boy and my friends saw this. They bust my balls on it everything you know and then sure enough here we are like even when we hit twenty seven years old. Some of my friends had seen me do this for a long time. They just be okay. I was just GonNa keep on keep on grinding it out living a healthy life and now today there's so many of them that are healthier than me and you know I don't take credit for obviously elite all the hard work they've done but I think that if I wasn't that way they wouldn't have become that way in so I truly believe like you can't you can't force a horse to water drink or whatever whatever the you know the saying is but you can show them that a horse can't go to water and drink and the horse is better off and if you show that every single day for your life some some people are going to jump on board. Some people won't but those that do now you got them on your side and and in your corner and so. I think that's superpower foreign foreign and I really appreciate you sharing that story and I love the Gandhi quote Ed written down but this is I'll be honest. This is when you were explaining when we did your podcast about the coffee. Bean your book which will talk about at the end of the podcast. I hadn't I had heard the you put potato water. You put an egg in the water at hardens. I had never heard the transformative one and that is so powerful that we do get to choose those things right. I I love that I think about you. You think about the impact you're having Q.. We're in Canada and from the inside out your now. Impacting people around the world. My wife got your book. My wife loved your but before you and I even talk she was loving your stuff and so now you're reaching someone in in Florida having an impact on them by the changes that you made from within. You really is about feeding the positive. I you have to wake up every day feeding the positive and weeding the negative so the more we feed ourselves the more able to feed others. We're able to be that coffee so you have to make sure that you're feeling yourself up with that positive energy that you wanNA share with others and the best advice I ever heard from Dr. James kills the only person on the planet to complete six double Ironman triathlons which means you do an Ironman and that day later you do another one back to back. And the last time he did he was fifty nine years old and it was how he did it. He said this. I WanNa talk to myself. Instead of listened to myself. He said if I listen I hear all the negative all the fear all the doubt all the complaints but if I talked to myself I can feed myself with the words and the encouragement. I need to keep moving forward so I think it starts with being someone one who encourages yourself who who feed yourself and the more you change within you. You're now able to change the world outside you like I honestly honestly think if people got from the podcast it's that lesson of stop. Say it again because he says so much better. It's bids about not talking about listening to yourself. It's about talking to yourself. Don't listen talk to yourself because we're always going to have these negative voices. Come in we all have it. The fear the doubt thoughts that say you're not enough. This isn't going to be successful. Your future is hopeless. The business is going to work. The marriages are GONNA work. We always have these negative thoughts that come in and you have to do is realize that those thoughts are allies allies. Just because you have a negative thought doesn't mean you have to believe it don't believe the lies instead you speak truth to the lies and the truth is you have greatest inside of you. That truth is your here to do great things. That truth is if you put your head down you work hard. You stay positive. Great things are going to happen. That's truth and so you always have to make sure you're speaking truth into those lives. So here's the thing. I think that when people are listening to themselves what are they doing. They're listening to. Hey this might happen and in the future. And it's it's fear which is false expectations appearing real writing and then and then if you are talking to yourself though you're talking to yourself in the present about hey you're great great. This is what you've done. And it's more like Eckhart tole these the power of now and you know. I think this I'll be honest with you. I'm going through some stuff on my own personal relationship. Swear this information you've given me so valuable and helpful I'm really grateful for for having you told that story I appreciate that. Yeah I mean my wife and I actually reading a book right now called Relationship Grit and it's about you know staying together and how to the people coming together in any relationship whether it's friendship a marriage partnership whatever may be you have to make sure that you are investing in the relationship together and and if when you change the relationship will change and more for the nod both have to change one may have to change more than the other like in this book. We're almost done writing. I can actually my wife said. Wow you sound awesome at the end. I said yeah but I sound really bad in the beginning. I said honey you were always awesome. You didn't really have to change that much. I'm the one who had to change and my good friend. Donald Miller does story ran so that that yeah every every movie when you watch a movie it's about the couple coming together at the Amana women coming together at the end to to become whole right but but they have to sort of move towards each other in a compromise in some way and more for the not the man has to change more than the woman usually the man who has to change the most. And that's what we experienced in our life. Amazing which which brings me to the question so two thousand seven your wife. It gives you the ultimatum and like you said she was always great so she may be. She didn't have to change too much. But how did she support you because this is this. This is powerful for anybody listening. Who's in a relationship whether it's friends whether it's work related? Whether it's worth their marriage the partnership and spouse says hey you gotta you gotTa stop drinking or you got to to do this or or the bosses. Hey listen you're you're smart but the way you interact with people. How do you lean on somebody for support when because it is tough on our egos and I feel the same way you do when I review my books? I'm like wow I was real tech and it's like I I I'm I'm grateful for when people say to me. Hey you're you're a total different different person than you used to be. But I'm like my negative mind goes through immediately. What Wow I? It was really really bad to these people. Not that I ever hurt somebody but I was just I was rude of. Is this the introverted type person. I relied on that and I was fortunate that I was able to lean. Lean on some friends. How how did you were you able to lean on your wife or support and then what gives us a couple of nuggets from the upcoming book about how people who are trying to change can do so with the sport of others? It's knowing that you can't drive anyone else's bus ride going back to the energy bus. You can only drive your boss. You can encourage the other bus drivers along the way by the way you act you convinced by your presence and so by me changing my wife actually start to see he may change and by me living it. It's only through living it right. The word you say means nothing unless you actually put that into action. Live it from there. She starts start this. She started to see the change and that started to change us. So I think you have to show proof of concept. I did lean on her in terms of her patients for love her support support. She saw me start this doing this working serving others and making a difference. I was no longer now at narcissist actually became someone who is now trying to serve others. That was a a big part of my journey in my life. I was going on tour saying it wasn't successful but I was serving people when I was there. That was a really great heart check and a gut check to was was this real or are you going to really with this mission going from place to place with with no fanfare but to make a difference so she saw me doing that. She saw me serving at home. She saw me start to make a difference and being around the kids more and changing so that helped a lot I think for couples. It's about coming together saying okay. One here are a few tips. What's our shared vision commission every great team with a lot of sports teams? You have to have a shared vision and mission. It's the same thing as a couple. Where do we WANNA go? And why are we going there and are we on the same page. wjr going there together. You have to identify your common bonds. Would we love to do together. What brings us together? We have in common focus on those was things but also appreciate your differences knowing that you gotta be. You're going to be very different. My wife is really different than me. I'm I'm hardcore. I work every day. I'm disciplined. My wife is spontaneous. Ania I want the kids to go to bed every night at the same time. She's having a Dance Party at eleven pm in the kitchen with the kids. Yeah that's like a a great example of she liked doc and she do. She needs your book you know she needed. She knew I was doing this podcast. And she said please S. Craig to help me. I need help please. I need help because she has trouble with discipline. She has trouble with the consistency on a daily basis. So I used to see that as a weakness but now what I see it as her spontaneity. The kind of carefree person she is is actually who I needed in my life. Yeah you describe in mind to and at the time I I love that about her that she was like that when I first met her then we got married had kids. I hated that about her. Because I wanted to structure and my life felt it was falling apart and I needed structure and she wasn't able to provide it at that time and then fast forward. I now see it as the greatest strength that we had in our marriage because she was so different than we really complement each other. So I think it's really understand that you're going to be different and the things that you're attracted to initially may not be the things that you like as you move forward but make sure your appreciating our differences and here's the K.. Communicate communicate communicate because communication builds trust that generates commitment that fosters his teamwork that delivers great results. Together where there's avoiding communication negativity will fill it and most relationship breakdown because of poor communication. Who as long as you're talking talk about these things you can improve? We went to council right before our marriage we talked about this in the book and That really helped a lot going to counseling. And we laugh about it to this this day because like my wife's Irish Catholic and the counselor we started fighting and she went off like really quick and he goes look at you. Look at you from zero to sixty in three seconds and for the first time I felt I felt validated. Because I thought everything was my fault right and and that helped us a lot but but she really was. I was the one who is more of the jerk. She but that that session helped communication helps. Make sure that you're getting together taking the time to invest in your relationship because we live in a world where we're busy were stressed and and really so often. The last thing we focus on is our relationship is our kids we have to make them our biggest priority. Okay so you know. We're doing this interview in December her. You and your wife. What are the annual goal? Said like do you. Do you do a little retreat. Where you sit down to you? Sit Down and kitchen table take take time where you and your wife sit down and plan the vision for the next year. Do you do it more regularly do you. Do you also think like ten year vision. What what is the Gordon? Plan Dan for always being on the same page even though there is slightly different colors of income. The same page you. I think we communicate so much now that we don't even really have that meeting to kick kick off the air the key meeting that we have. We're actually not big on resolutions. You may not like got an now but I don't care about whatever people do yes it's just I just want people to to know what's right for them. We're big on one word so we pick a word for the year. Nine out of ten people fail in their New Year's resolutions. But we fine. Is that one word sticks so each member of our family. I have a daughter a son. My daughter's just graduated college. My son is nineteen. Now we come together and we come come up with a word for the year so we have a family word and then we have an individual word that we're gonNA live that year and so last year my word was expand the year before that it was connected the year before that it was still the year before that was forgive so each year I pick a word and I really focused on that word for the year to live that word we do have a family mission statement so we try to live that every single year. And that's a really we return to those things that not necessarily like goals and plans because we really don't have any we really have more morbid vision and a purpose and a word that drives us. Yes so this. That's interesting in the goal setting that I do is based around process the schools and outcome rules and and say hey listen we can all pick. Oh come goals like Mrs Jones comes me and wants to lose twenty pounds. We don't fully control that so we're I'm not big on outcome. Goals rules numbers based goals. What I'm I'm big on his process schools which are what are the action steps that get us there and I think there's a lot of crossover to what you talk about? If you if you live your word did everything will come together right. Yes you just nailed it because if my word is expand okay how can expand this business that we want to expand. How am I going to expand my capacity to do it all to focus on that? How am I gonNA expand you? Make my relationship spiritually. That was a goal to expand that. And from there you get your action steps based on those things and for my wife like. She picked the word disciplined one year. Okay what are the things. I'm going to do to try to bring more disciplined. That's where she found your book and so forth to do that so again. You're not always successful with your word but it does. It's the it's the the frame in which you view the world and then it helps you focus on what matters most so you can limit. How do you guys course correct? How is it like you know? So you know that your wife's which is named story sorry Katherine Katherine Katherine. Your word is disciplined for two thousand seventeen or eighteen. Or whatever and you find yourself in March where it's like like you guys doing a regular audit it. Are you guys sit down on a quarterly basis or you just like you know on date night or something you know Katherine do you just ask about it or do you say like hey hey honey You know it's April now in you said disciplined and like you know this that or the other change and I'm just wondering you're like how do you how do you feel about the kind of conversations you guys up totally. It's it's an ongoing conversation of. Hey how you live in your word. Hey I'm doing this with my word word and it's really just ongoing conversation like and then it's like this but I know I know. I'm not being disciplined. I gotTa work on that. So it's it's really more of a just a reminder of what those words are in check can I love it. I love it I'm GonNa Steal that Great idea. I'm so grateful. Free sharing that and make a painting by the way you can make a painting on New Year's Eve it's a great thing with your family. Each family member makes painting of their word. And so you do a painting of your word and then you put it up somewhere you can see it in the course of the year as a reminder to live that we've we've had people paint rocks paintings Science you name it. We've had a lot of cool ideas that people have on the today show and I shared it and we got like thousands of people sending in their their ideas and what they did with their one word it was pretty crazy now. What about on a day-to-day basis? So you have a an expand bracelet on or anything take on your laptop talk a little a little. Some people get bands. I've I've had like right now. I'm looking at a would wouldn't expand that someone set me as a gift and I keep it right on my desk. Have you chosen your word for twenty point. I haven't I usually do it around after Christmas. As we approach approach New Year's I'll start thinking reflecting and it's funny. Everyone always asks. How do you find your word? Will you look in what's in your heart. What's what's missing? What do you want to focus on you look up okay? What's my word open to it? The universe guide whatever it. Is You like all right. I'm open to it. I'll receive it. Bring me that word word and it's funny. It always comes in some way. That's really great. Appreciate while when you do shoot me a message I would love to know about it. Okay so I'd love to share with you awesome. Okay okay so now you mentioned something. We were talking about relationships and talk about power communication. You said when there is no communication what happens. I'm not exactly sure heard the phrase us but I know that in implying this work related stuff now. Is that win. If I don't communicate to my team members and they hear something they create will stories in in their head to fill. The void is a pretty accurate description. Of what happens when you nailed it. You nailed it. When there's a void communication negatively in all its forms? I will fill it. Rumours gossip fear uncertainty perfect. So let's talk about the power of communication in the role of positive visit of leadership and really thinking about the entrepreneur. The middle manager the C. Level Executive. Let's let's go nitty gritty businesswise. Here John and and because we have a lot of high performing people who most people are at that level that you're listening to this show so let's talk about communication positively in leadership hip. And maybe wrap that into a story of where you came into a company. They need a little bit of a kick in the button this area and then they came back to you a few months or weeks or even a year later her and said Hey John Thank you. Here's what's happened well. We work with a company. We talked to their leadership. We always focus on the four CS is communication connection commitment and caring so as a leader it starts with great communication and as we talked about. It's everything so it starts there and so you can evaluate yourself with your team and a very simple way on a scale of one to ten. How well do I communicate with you and an Astra team members? How will you communicate at scale one to ten and then ask them? What would make it a tent? You're going to get so many great ideas and great feedback on what you can due to improve your communication. Also do this with yourself before you even ask them evaluate yourself and then compare to this will give you an idea of about how self aware you are radical candor right right but but most leaders will rate themselves after people get some ideas and then the ideas is just implement a few of those things. You'll see your communication proved dramatically from there. And here's the key one on one. Communication is always where we need to improve. We're pretty pretty good communicating in groups collectively but the key is to communicate one on one so what I ask leaders do. I challenge them to connect and communicate eight with one person a day. Try to pick one person a day on your team or one person that you lied and communicate with them in a meaningful way. It might be just five to ten minutes but if you have these ongoing five to ten minute meetings with with people over time to develop a better relationship with them be developing better team with them and you WANNA see improve results as well because how can you lead someone if you don't know them. How can you motivate someone? If you don't know what motivates them. I tweeted this the other day. I'm not big on annual reviews. I'm really big on on the ongoing process of developing a relationship with the people that you lied. Andy Stanley said best rules without relationship. We rebellion. So you've got to create that relationship create communication and that begins the process of creating a great relationship. That's really really great stuff. I mean it's great that you know you had the the mentor of Ken. Blanchard guys you know. Talk with stop of the game so perfect stuff now. Let's let do we get everything on on those foresees foresees. Well connection where you now earn trust. You develop a great relationship. So it's not just about communicating. It's about communicating to connect could develop emotional and psychological safety. People need to feel like you are connected to them that you have their best interests at heart. If we look at all the Gallup studies and the a Gallup surveys on engagement it comes down to relationship. Does my managed care about me is one of the questions. Do I have a best friend at work or the people a little work involved and interested in my career growth in my progress. So these kind of questions all go back to the human nature of do you care about me and can I trust you. And that's where a connection I was in Dave Roberts office the manager of the dodgers and I worked with the dodgers for three years and amend their during spring training. And and you know I I just saw how he connected with people now a fast forward right before the postseason in walks one of his players he gets up gives the guy a big giant bear. Hug It was a five to ten second hug hug along less on. They're smiling. They're laughing. He walked out. I said Dave that is awesome. Tell me about that. He said he comes in every day for hug. So I give them a Ho. I watched as he then went around. The building walked with him. He connected with each guy on his team throughout the day unbelievable and he builds a connected team by communicating connecting in a deeper way. And it's no accident that that guy who we hugged several weeks later I saw all hit several home runs to propel them towards the world series. That's amazing that's what it looks like an that's like I had a window to see what it really looks like when a manager connect with one of their team members and how that impacts that person's performance so once you feel psychologically safe and emotionally safe. You now feel free to commit you. You feel free to go for it because you're not worried about ridicule or failing because you feel loved and once you feel loved you can form a higher level and so are are you then in asking your team to rank you on the one to ten and how can you get to attend for connection as well. Yes okay and then we moved to commitment how committed are are you and this is where we all need to improve right so many times as a leader as a person. We're focused right. I always tell people if you want to see how focused you are next time. Take a picture with a group of friends. Look at the pitcher. Who Do you look at first right? We always focus on ourselves for as we look at ourselves in that picture. We are naturally question John. Yeah Yeah define commit commitments away committed to your team and to their growth and their progress. Because here's the deal when you help them improve you improve when you help them grow you grow and again it's naturally. It's natural for us to be so focused to folks at ourselves Dell's because when we're busy and stressed we activate the reptilian part of our brain. We're not thinking about our team and their growth. We're thinking about. How can I just get through the day and survive today? So you can't the leader when you are sick cystic stress and sell focus to the business and stress causes you to focus on yourself and what you have to realize is there's the other part Lord of the brain. I call it the positive dog. Part of the brain that's depart. We activate we practice gratitude and the love and prayer and meditation and we have a quarter second. The research shows to override reptile with the positive dog. But if you've ever said something you wish you didn't say your reptile eight-year positive dog were you hurt. Dog Yeah sure man I got lab. So Oh I know what it positive dog. You know the love of that dog right. That's we want to strive to be like so instead of business and stress. We WanNA be intentional. We WanNa make sure that we're focusing on the relationship and committing to those people so it looks like when I get home and I've had a long day at work and I'm I'm busy and yet my wife wants a neck massage doc. I called up. Ken Blanchard Ken. My wife wants a neck massage. Can I deserve the massage. Which I do? He said John Giver Massage. If you don't someone else will and so that night. I gave my wife a neck massage and I admit it was out of fear so that was not out of commitment but then I love how you had the opportunity to call Ken. Blanchard out can't be legendary. Ken Blanche any question in the world. And you're like should I give her an eight man that's great but then I'd say you ask them other things but oh yeah we we we talk logoff and I'm having him on podcast actually in about a week or two so the thing is though then I worked on being committed to her. Start helping out with laundry around the house at all these little things that you need help with so to me. It's like serving and sacrificing some way servant. Was your to your team. Hey It's going to cost you something when when you actually serve someone else when you actually lead someone as leaders. We always need to go first. There's that big eat last but we need to go first. You have to show you are committed if you want commitment from your team brilliant brilliant and so the last one care and I think that just really speaks for itself. You won't connect you won't communicate and you won't commit if you don't care so great leaders care air more. They care more about their team. They care more about their mission. They care more about their progress. Their success now not every leader has all these sees Steve Jobs. Let's say a probably didn't care much about all of his employees people would say that they didn't like he cared but man he cared so much about the mission he cared so much about what they were producing cared about. Excellence that those who care about the things he cared about bought into it so as agree leader you have to care but he would have been even stronger and better and left it even greater greater legacy if that's even possible he would have if he would have truly cared about the people in his life powerful powerful so good thinking think and grow rich talked about all of these principles missed one thing a friend of mine actually Brian Feeney. Who taught real estate coach in the world? He said you know I looked at thinking. We're rich I looked at the energy bus. You know that you have all the same principles except one. He's you added one that they didn't have you added love. Your passengers is one of the principal. Taking rich all the people that were studied they all had success for their personal lives were all in shambles because they were so focused on the rich part that they actually had relationships that had become dysfunctional and they destroyed droid their relationships. So I think you aren't true success in the less you have the people around you. Who Love you in our successful as well man? That's amazing that's amazing love. This John Love this now. I wanted to go back in time and talk about how you broke into this because because I know the story but I think everybody needs to hear it because in this day and age social media has allowed become everybody become an expert and and everybody Let's be honest. The the messages are a dime. A dozen these days and you broke into a positively leadership culture building world world where this is much more popular these days now you you did the work to do it and I want you to walk through the work that you did to do this with with you. The eighty talks and all that sorta stuff with the expectations. You had in your mind. The long-term What kept you going through the days when there was the five people in the audience on the twenty the eight city tour and so that you can download to our listeners? The understanding they must have that. It's not going to be overnight right. That doesn't matter if you saw somebody on instagram. WHO's five years younger than you has? Been in business only three months. That's not necessarily your situation in. Here's here's what we need to consider so take us through. John writes. This book wants to break into this world. And here's how it happened so I spoke everywhere and anywhere. Who would ever have me speak? I did it I gave about eighty free talks initially and then I was like five hundred dollars talk but I would market I would would promote. I have hundreds of emails still on my computer that I send out to people. Hey I would love to come talk to your company. Come talk to your organization. I had a vision of what I want to create. I had a mission to do it. I think that's really key and I knew what I wanted to build. And it really was about the long term. It wasn't about to get rich quick thing it's like you have built your success over time by doing the work by carrying about the people that you're helping by being focused on your message and your mission same same thing with me. It was really overtime showing up everyday doing the work practicing three words. I think everyone get these three words and focus on them and it's amazing how you create success from it love serving care. This is from my book. The carp wonder if you love what you do and you have to love it will never be great at it if you love. Would you do in the love. And you'll love the people that you get to work with. You want to impact. That's GonNa take you far. Then you have to serve that. Find some way to serve them to coax them to mentor them to guide that you truly have to be in a place of service to them because it can't be about you if it's about them they will help you grow. They will tell others. There's about you you will grow your platform when you are adding value. Not Focusing on your own value. Your value goes up when you add value to others so it's about serving serving others and it's really showing you care which we just talked about showing that you truly care going out of your way so my thing was even though I started speaking speaking to larger groups over time I still made time for that one person who would reach out and ask a question who is facing a challenge. Now it wasn't about. Hey I want to write this book. Can you help me write this book. That's not my calling to help you write a book. My calling is if you're going through a challenge. If you deal with negatively your child is struggling and maybe maybe there are suicidal. I will talk to your child I will talk to you. I will encourage you and I will give you some kind of tip to help you along the way that is the person that will always make make time for on this journey so I did that and so over time I'd be events and people come see me like I reached out to you five years ago and you responded and it was those kind of things over time that I think pave the way for success. You won't see that on the balance sheet. You won't see that on what I did at the end of the year. But you'll see it in me investing in the route every day and when you invest in the route you get the fruit focused on the fruit focus on the fruit. What are you doing? Some rhymes up there the long island. Hey how you doing focus focus on the fruit ignore the root and the tree dies and so for me. That's what it's about so fear ear came up. UNWORTHINESS came up often. I didn't always feel worthy to do this. I remember getting on stage. Cool might be here sharing this message and yet I would always return my purpose okay. I'm here because I have this purpose and I have to go do this work. I tell people all the time if you have something valuable share you know. You're here to make a difference. Will your purpose is greater than your challenges. You have to sell with purpose because if you don't do it then you're not able to benefit the people who benefit if it from your message from your work from the gift that you have so you have an obligation to actually share your stuff with people powerful man powerful. It's like you're reading fricken notes Ma'am because I was going to ask you about doubt about who am I to write these books. Who might give these talks? New said this debate gross on our empire podcast when he interviewed you. When you said why would people listen to me and your answer was wait? I'm worthy I am worthy to share this message so you can you elaborate a little bit more on that because that is something that a lot of people that work with struggle with is who am I. Imposter Syndrome. There's all these other experts out there who might do this. So just you know even if you just say this is what I told myself in that situation. What can you tell us as you're pursuing greatness as you are pursuing a business? If you're an entrepreneur and I know many of your audience members Roger you'll always be attacked in the place of your identity and your identity is so often tied to your success to to your performance. So it's important understand that you'll be attacked in those places but here's the key realize that your identity has nothing to do with your performance. Your identity is who you are in the inside and once you truly understand that your worthy that you're here did you something meaningful that you. I always ask you what you want to be. Great do you want to be great and everyone says yes. Why do you want to be great? Like I don't know I just WanNa be the reason why you want to be great because you know that you have greatness within you there is a desire already be great 'cause there's greatness to be found and you would never have that desire if you were meant to do something great so the fact that you are but then we have these voices that say you're doc great. You're not enough. You're not successful. And that is the battle that every human being will go through on this journey of life as they tried to create their success. And so you have to not listen to those voices. We talked talked about earlier. You have to understand what they're coming from. You have to win the battle of your mind by knowing your worthy so every day when I do get up I wrote about this on the carpenter and I would say I expect great things to happen today. I trust in a greater plan for my life. I accept all the people that want to work with me and benefit from my gifts and talents. I Trust God has a plan. That's greater than my plan. And I am here to make a difference and serve others and I would say that every day and it was. It's amazing because I come back from my walk and there'd be a call like hey request a speak here it'd be it'd be like crazy. How often that happened right that I was putting out there what I wanted to create a more worthy? I felt to do it to share it. The more that led to greater success. I believe people get ideas all the time I believe they get. Impulses pulses all the time that they're meant to do something and then they poo poo it or they don't believe it's possible so it never happens and never receive the life that these men for them because they pooh-pooh they don't believe it. Your job is not to discount anything. Your job is to believe it's possible. Go work at it and see what happens. That's amazing. That's amazing so now I could go on for hours and hours and hours. Let's do a quick rundown of the coffee bean for our listeners listeners. You know they need to go and get this book that you've written you. Were telling me it's one of the most pop the ones that you've written and tell us what it is you know. Go back to the start of talk. A little bit about. It tells what it is why they need to read it. What's the big outcome? They'll get for doing well. That analogy we talked about earlier and the idea is just to understand that. When can you see yourself as a coffee that you're not going to be impacted by the environment anymore? You're not gonNA blame situations and Events and circumstances and your past you're going to let go all that and understand that you have the power within you to transform the world outside you and that the more you think that would understand that what you will become a powerful force in this world to have have greater success and more importantly make a greater impact so it's a story about a young man Abe who learned this lesson and from his science teacher and then we fall apes journey across his life. It's really a twenty minute read. It's such a quick read. The goal was to really teach this lesson to shift people's perspective perspective and understanding and change how they see their world and how they see themselves inside to impact the world and from there. It's been unbelievable. The impact has been incredible. Incredible with a twenty minute illustrated children's book for adults and yet it teaches such a powerful message. So I just love it. It's based on a Guy Hi Damon West. Who told me his story actually heard about historic from Daboh over Clemson? I've worked with. I worked with Clemson for eight years now. Work work with them from the beginning. Right as Dabbagh was building programs. I've seen firsthand a leader create success from the inside out. I've seen him believe in his players more than they believe in themselves I've Sin Him realize his vision of building. This national championship program is one of the coolest experiences of my life to watch this leader build it and then be a part commit and so he had Damon speak at to his team about the coffee bean. I come up there about a week later and dabbled tells me about this message and as soon as he told me I was a bomb. Don needs to be a book. We need to write the coffee bean and I reached I reached out to Damon and we really wrote the book in about a week. Amazing amazing amazing all right so I hope by the way by the way I got to tell you. Real quick data daming was in prison. He was imprisoned for seven years got addicted to Meth burglarizing homes. uh-huh and put in jail sixty five year sentence gets out and seven just gets out and seven because of good behavior. He was taught this lesson of the coffee. Bean Trans by Mr Jackson. who think of a Morgan Freeman type character? Who taught him this lesson and it was like a real life story? Where he's he's like you know what I can't chain in prison? I have to change prison. And that's why he got out in seven years and I always told me when I told them the story. I said you think your workplaces bad. This guy was imprisoned for seven years and he had the transformers environment and he did so now. He's out spinouts three years and he hears it's cool by this guy like he literally still on probation before he goes out of town. He has checking with his parole officer. He has to go make a difference. Impact all these like the Alabama Georgia Clemson all these amazing teams come back and he's got a Pena Cup to make sure that he wasn't doing drugs and so it keeps him humbly. Great Story John. was there anything that I asked you today that you haven't talked about very frequently most things you ask that I talk about. I didn't really. I don't really talk about my wife. It's one of the first time actually talked about my wife and our relationship and and all that yeah. That was a unique thing to talk about that and hope I ramble but it was just something that definitely away. A haven't shared a lot before. I'll tell you what this is one of them. I don't do a lot of interviews but this was definitely one of the most conversation that I've had. I could ask you a million other things but I I have time for one last question and a ramble a little bit so you can think about it because the the question is this. What is the one question that you want people to ask? Ask themselves every single day in the John Gordon Voice. So what you know. It's Kinda like that thing. John Gordon's like your little coach every single day. And he's asking you this one question. What is it going to be so I've found that that's very helpful and I'M GONNA turn that over to you now John? What is the one thing that our listeners will benefit it from if they asked this question to themselves every single day in the smooth John Gordon radio voice what matters most what matters most I ask yourself each day? What matters most because when you know what matters most you'll focus on it? Distractions are the enemy of greatness and so we often get distracted in life. We get distracted by all these things that don't matter and we don't focus on what does matter so when you focus every down what matters most I. You'll do the things that create great foundation that build your life billiards success that build up when you know what matters most if I would add one it would also also be. What kind of legacy do you want to leave? I gather because knowing how you want to be remembered helps you decide how to live today. Well what's John Gorton's answer to the question. Oh it's very simple. I imagine a amazing funeral. I always told my brother. I'm living towards great funeral. He thinks I'm crazy. My Mentor Tore Mark. Ford says do the obituary or the funeral exercise. WHAT ARE PEOPLE GONNA say? I have this amazing funeral where people people come from all over and and and they tell my kids they tell my kids the difference that either a book I wrote or talk I gave or a question I answered third made a difference in their life and God willing. You know it happens a while from now but I I really just want people to tell my kids. The difference I made in their life for my kids will understand that you know what that was my dad. He had this impact but will also want them to know that I was also there for them as well powerful powerful. I know you're on track so so everybody should go to John. Gordon Dot Com and get started there. But where else should they go John. How can they get the right books or them and interact? Interact or send you feedback about how it's helped. You'd love that just John. Gordon Dot Com J. O. N. GORDON DOT COM also. Interact with a lot of people on on instagram and in two and twitter at John. Born Eleven J. O.. N. Gordon Eleven on Instagram and twitter. Awesome and you have your own podcast. Can you tell us where they can find that that is positive causative university so just on itunes positive university and I am proud to have had you craig on on it. So can't wait to people to listen to that interview. Where I I've got to ask you all these great questions about about discipline about life and again you've made a huge impact on my wife and again if she ever caused you one day kissed who she is my funeral and she will That's awesome John. Thank you so much really appreciate everybody go to John. Gordon Dot Com. Get the coffee. Get the energy bus. Share this with your kids and your business and change people's lives all right. Thank you John so grateful for this man. I mean it's GonNa be really cool to meet him in person because he's a great speaker. I'M GONNA learn a lot from them. Now learn a lot about my personal life from. I'm him about what to do. I mean that vision exercise that we know the word of the year is super powerful. I've never done it before. Had A theme for the year you know be the best that less rather other than mediocre more. But I'm not sure what it's going to be for twenty twenty that one word so I'm looking forward to doing that now. 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Home Improvement w/ John & Dave, pt2, 4/18/20

Home Improvement with John and Dave

17:13 min | 1 year ago

Home Improvement w/ John & Dave, pt2, 4/18/20

"Welcome back this is home improvement. John Dave I'm John Gordon. With the Home Depot. I'm Dave Oval seven zero four five seven. Oh Eleven ten seven four five seven seven ten That's number gives call. We'll talk about the home improvement questions that are important to you. David understand mark called with a question about mulch paint. Yeah have you done that? I haven't done it but I've seen it I've seen it done and it's it's really it's just a die that you put in a sprayer. Enya you spray your malts and So if you're mulch is still in pretty good shape but you know how lose its color especially ones that are died right and I think I I've only seen Brown. I haven't seen any the red the red died. I don't know that I'd want to mess with it. Because you get that on concrete or anything you probably would have a problem So that would probably be the thing. It'll eventually wash off. It would wear off in the sun so you know it's probably not the end of the world but if you're if you're applying it yourself but if you know if you were doing it for customer you got it on something you weren't supposed to you have you can have an issue right So but yeah it's it's I don't think it. I don't think it hurts the environment or anything. I think it's all water based waterborne. Yeah so I think it's probably fine. just it's it's. It's probably a band aid. I think it's It's a an extension or kind of buying a little bit of time right when they may you know they make green. Dyes they use that on the golf courses I don't know if you've ever seen that but in the when the Bermuda Dies Out Or they have brown spots. They'll they'll go in and paint that green or they'll they'll paint the edges of the putting surface You know they take really good care of the green itself but maybe the fringe has has changed colors. And you'll see in the wintertime. A lot of them will die that because it's Nipper then planning Chana Ryegrass. Yeah China and then maintain yeah. I grew up in Chicago so dying the river. Green for Saint Patrick's Day comes to mind. While there you go so it must be water soluble. Clearly I don't know if they have to do it anymore. Might just be there all the time. I just saw a picture of day. Look pretty good so look like regular water you go you know. That's the only river in the world that flows backwards. Yes they changed the flow. And who cares? This is the second who cares topic for the day seven. Oh four five. Seven seven ten Back to how are we GONNA do? We have a caller we back we do. We have okay Mike Son Mike. Good Morning Mike. Good morning guys how you doing. I'm doing great Going through all my projects so that I can do for you. Yeah and on my screen porch. I took off the treated lumber that I that I had for trim and replaced it with. Pvc Okay and I put all that up and you know it looked looked a little too solid. I'm putting Some some PVC trim on it. That's about a quarter inch thick. And you know to cover up some of the some of the smaller gaps What kind of nails can I use that I use panel nails? Are they going to rust eventually? Or they're not now outside nails because they're they're probably not painted some. What you would wanNA look for is a galvanized. Naylor stainless steel Nail and they`re. They're a little hard to come by here in. Charlotte. If you're on the coast you can you can find these Do you have a a nail gun or even like an Arrow stapler high happened Harris stapler. See there's a version of Aero stapler. It's a it's an alteration of the t fifty I think that will shoot Brad's as well as a staples and then you can get a. I think they call it Montreal David. Moab L. IT'S A it's basically a stainless steel Brad it's just a little Brad and And and that would work for what you doing if you wanted to have an excuse if you're into this sort of thing like getting tools and you want an excuse to get some tools For a relatively small investment you can buy a compressor and maybe three different size They all guns not big stuff. It's all to trim but And then you can get stainless steel or galvanized Fasteners for that as well as some of the lumine nails on online. And I'm looking for ones that are white to match the you know domestic. Yeah that's that's a tough call what you used to be able to get those all over the place for facial but nobody does. You still can buy you could buy white. Stainless steel nails painted nails that you purchase. But you're gonNA find those at a vinyl siding distributor. Because we don't. We don't use aluminum nails anymore. We use stainless steel. That are that are painted white. Now I will tell you that. A lot of times the paint gets knocked off of them As you put them in so you can get a little caffeine. You're hammer for that to their knocked off on those nails are the heads like a finishing nail or no. It's a it's a regular head on it okay. Yeah I was trying to get. Don't they make a a a I some somewhere my shop here? I have a box from one thousand nine hundred eighty five of aluminum nails for facial that were had the smaller head on him. They do they have A. It's a small head. It's it's relative to the size of the Shank of the nail but it still has a head. It's not finished because it has to hold the fish. Yes and they're made to go through aluminum To hold aluminum over. Pvc coated aluminum. Over your facial border trim After it's been bent so you know the other thing that you could you could look at if you don't if you don't WanNa ahead is it's called a a wire nail or pin Naylor If you have a compressor and a and a and a hose already you can purchase that gun for right at one hundred bucks and they make they make wire nails it. There's no head on and when you shoot him in. All of their is tiny little hole. I've got one. It's pretty amazing. I love mine. It's pretty amazing. My great for Shula. It's great for small moldings and that works well and I tell you what else I use a lot that I bought is A. I don't think you could. You could do this without fasters but it's a a electric glue gun It's a battery operated glue gun and it's a Ryobi has it. It's awesome so that was going to be my other question. David for Mike is it. Could he could. He used a And it will probably have to be a a water base or you could have challenges with the PVC but could use it. He's like a power grip or something like that so he could but it just would make removing it down the road much a little bit more of a problem it would make it harder to clean up afterwards. You get it off of there. You'd probably have to replace all the trim. Yeah so not not. I mean you got plenty of answers here so I would. I like the wire. Naylor the little pin nail. I think it's probably your best bet. Okay and and one other question. I have some trim above my window my house about twenty years old and it looks like it's some type of composite you know decorative trim this about Ten Inches High. And you know three or four foot wide and it sounds like what? What does that foam? It's a foam is five. Pond was the brand. It's seems a little harder than that. Well it's got a plastic coating over it. But it's it's it's probably fall inside if it's if it has any type of decorative Scrolling in it or its arched or and it also goes across like the top of the garage. Door to yeah. Yeah Hey Mike. Can you hang on for one second? We just went way past our break. Don't go away. We'll get you on hold. David can square yup or will bring back. This is home improvement. Which Dave we're going to be back after these messages welcome back. This is home improvement with John. And Dave I'm Gordon with the Home Depot. I'm Dave Deauville. Got Some lines available. Were a seven four five seven seven ten got good calls. We need to go back to Mike. David Yup I wanted to finish because the this question may be interesting to some other folks too because I wasn't sure where he was going with. Got Areas. Mike. Thanks weight into the break force and so on the on the window trim About twenty years old. And you know it's probably the the phone with the the plastic coating that you're talking about the paint that I just put like a sailor and stained blocker on it and then do outdoor latex paint over that I mean I think you just wash it down Obviously always just WANNA get the bond breakers off of it but I think you could just use any primer paint. Combination would be fine because it's an acrylic paint and that's what they recommend that you put on it. Something that'll move because it does expand and contract okay and you'll be fine with that and and I and I did want to go back and tell you that You can order the St us three or four stainless steel nails from home depot up to a three quarter of an inch length. And if you Bitch after ornamental fennel stock them the PIN NAILS. They have in stock wire nails. Some people call them are they're for interior. Use only the the ones that they stock. And if you put those outside they won't last tiny in fact it'll beyond Russ eventually it'll just. They're so small that they'll just they'll disintegrate off exactly so look into that because it's a great way because once you shoot as in you really you can barely see where it shot the nail in and you don't have to really fill it or finish. Okay Okay Okay and and and I did use panel nails on the first piece that I put up because I only have about forty for that altogether. Put Up If I go back and and set those nails and a little bit and put them Kalk over it will that help you know it probably? Pvc anyway it probably would be fine. Just Senate with the with the nail sat in Fill it with You really need to fill it with something. That's not water based So you need to use like a A painter's putty that has a has a little bit of oil in it. Because if you if you put something water-based it will probably rust. And come right through his show. Rip Back back through okay our ready. Okay thank you. You appreciate it all right next up. Another one yeah rich rich. Good morning how are you this morning? Good how you doing excellent. Listen I got a little plumbing question. I had a Text that came off a hot water heater that was joined to a great pipe. The water and the toy sales I fix that actually had the wrong doing on it. But what's not fix the pipe I went to the furthest out sticking I let it run for about ten minutes to try to get all the air out of the line and I thought I did in both bathrooms when I push the commode and this is the most notable back up. I can hear the air sure. Yeah it'll it'll eventually dissipate. Just run those faucets and the whole house and then and then after you flush the toilet several times it's only because they only they only take a little bit of water just to a gallon or two so. There's just air bubbles floating in the line. But it'll it'll eventually dissipate okay. So it's not something terminal any now out another pipe or anything. No no no. You're you're fine. Okay well thank you. That was my question. Thanks Joe David. Who's up next We're still worked. Christie's still taking also we'll give him a second that's fine. Let's let's go back to the cleaning topic real quick and then you just tell me when that when that POPs forest but We were talking just about ceiling After CLEANING JUST TO MAKE CLEANING DOWN THE ROAD EASIER BUT But going from mild to too harsh from a cleaner perspective. We're saying detergent. And I water by itself with a decent clear like a surface cleaner then detergent. Whether that's like a borax or even like a don or this detergent I've use laundry detergent on oil stains and things like that. Because it tends to break down the oil That would be a possibility then I read What I hadn't seen in a long time to use it all the time I worked in a butcher shop cleaning the windows and floors and stuff was ammonia It can be pretty stout. When you're mixing Monja. He really got to be careful. But Ammonia and water then oxygen bleach just keeps coming up over and over again like the oxy clean type products. Yes seemed to be really good. And then if we're ready for the Kabul take it and there's a little concoction using some. Tsp On that gets good. Good grades also. Are we ready for a caller We're ready for J. J. Let me see where. Jays at I'm going to just take a guess here is Jay. Is this you yes okay? Aj yet got a question about everybody's favorite topic replacing toilets. I've got a couple of year and a half or twenty point six years old and one of them's know just not flushing too. Well and first of all. I'm I'm wondering I was told by plumber. One time that that after they get some aid on them that they tend to get the word blush that well and I'm Kinda wondering as far as the physical China's toilet itself as long as the flow of work and right along as the flapper work and writing long watering tank. What what would call us. If you can say don't radio would call the thing just to get the word. Didn't toilet flushing flow like it used to just like you can only take so much of that before it gets fed up. I think we're there John. I think what can happen. Because there's toilets out there that were put in you know it's a crack it on But of time. But the what can happen is in the in the trap you can get little imperfections all or there can be imperfections there that that Like cracks during the firing process and things like that that are not an issue in the beginning overtime can can become more pronounced and and or can become a place for things just to get stuck in slowdown. It doesn't have to become a full block right it. Just if it slows. That water flowed down. Remember most toilets flush on on a reverse? Siphon A Siphon jet process right so it is it pulls water out through the bottom then draws down and so that's part of the flash process so if you're slow that down or your restrict the amount of water that can move through you get a toilet doesn't flush as well right so the age element really isn't probably that it's old and tired and fed up from taking everybody's It's just Well he gets it. Gets you get hard water? Build up interest in the Venturi portion of so all the all of the the little holes underneath the Rim can get blocked. The what you're talking about. Don John The jet yet Down at the bottom so you can put cleaners through but you have to dump it directly into flap regained just dump it in the tank right so you have to turn the water off. You have to pull the flapper off. Put a funnel make yourself funnel you can dump you. Can you can usually acid. Is What what they do in areas. That are real lined up if you just. If you're on septic the world changes also right. There's only so many things you could or should put down exactly. I set so at that point. You should consider you know you can pull the toilet and then wash. You could do it outside a off and not let dump down the drain right or you can replace the toilet. So gotcha well let me. I got a couple more questions if you can answer. We've got about fifty seconds. That's the only challenge Let's do this. Let's we're going to go ahead and take our break. All kind of protracted Dr Altro here and we'll make sure that we answer your questions when we get back. Okay folks lines open seven four five seven seven ten. Give us a call. You can always go to ask John. Dave Dot Com. Click on the questions button and send us a note that way. We Love Your feedback when we love your questions anyway. Slice it so we're going to keep taking them especially today. Don't go away home proven with. 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Home Improvement with John & Dave, Hour 1, 8/22/20

Home Improvement with John and Dave

34:52 min | 10 months ago

Home Improvement with John & Dave, Hour 1, 8/22/20

"Good morning, everybody. Welcome to home improvement, which on day I'm John Gordon with the Home Depot I'm Dave Oval. And Rod widely here we'll drive. Brian weatherly. Welcome. Sir. It's been a while. For for me. Anyway. I think you David together sometimes when I was traveling or something, but we're glad to have you this morning albeit remotely. Yeah. Great to be here. Thank you. Thank you for getting. Well, I. Know You probably rise early no matter what thanks for making the Saturday morning time for us. We appreciate it. Joy. So Ron weatherly Ron I mean we didn't just drag you off the street. Right there is a reason for us to have you on on the air with us Just give us a quick thumbnail sketch dry pro, and then maybe we can throw a bunch of stuff out there that we can have our listeners talking about morning. Sure. Absolutely. The reason we wanted to come on this point was because. Well. Let me just go back a little ways been in business for twenty one years this year. And when I was personally out looking at homes and do waterproofing. So baseball proven crawlspace waterproofing most of our audience those that foundation fair structural concrete lifting. As we're looking at these homes. We can fix the water that gets in them and and I'll tell homeowners that look there's there's a few different ways you could go about fixing this problem. And you always WanNa start with landscaping and gutters. However, you could spend all that money landscape and a gutters you still water still get in. So if you WANNA warranty, this is how you fix it. But I would always look up and I know that they gotta fix her gutters. No matter what they do because the roof waters just not good when it's tough at the foundation right and we've we finally found a system that we really like and we rolled out gutters this month's. Okay. So now we're doing gutters called Gutter Shudder. So if you go to. Drive pro gutters dot com should get you there. Okay. So at the root real. Excited about it. So That's interesting because Ron To get ready for this show, I was looking at some of the old outlines that we've done a flow of show kind of outlines that we've put together. For from visits in the past and I and I looked at the different kinds of businesses that you guys, different kinds of businesses y'all do and and There's a there's a there's a link. There's a common sense connection to everything that you do foundations crawlspaces, Foundation Foundation repair Now, the gutter piece, it's like so. That's that's really I guess in keeping what we have traditionally seen in why we? Speak, lots of times about Dr Pro and and our show whether you're with us or not. So very cool. So it's dry pro gutter. Yes job pro gutters DOT COM. Cool. GUTTERS gutters with it s plural. Awesome. Confirmed, right. We'll. We'll have time. We got two hours to get it right. That's that is new that that's great. Yeah it is, and it's like, what took us a lot to do that I? Yeah. Because it is a huge piece of it. It really is. Yes. It's the first thing that we tell people But I wonder now like a year are we going to hear? Try poke dry pro landscaping. Dot Com. Just, kidding, just kidding, yeah. One of the unique things about us as we can bring an individual end that wants to learn grow. And we can teach them system One of the things we're very guarded against is. Becoming everything. and. So we're we're aware of that. Then I don't think so. Malice? Good. That's good. No no landscaping. Just just. So well, that's Really what I WANNA do in the next two minutes minute and ten seconds I guess really is. Is Lay out some thoughts just make sure that we're aligned and then we throw some ideas out there for our listeners to kind of a bite into First crawlspaces I don't think a single show goes by and I don't think a single show has gone by in twenty five years. That, we've not spoken in some fashion about crawlspaces and our thinking on it has evolved a little bit. And so we'll talk about you know the crawlspace piece but then INA crawlspace you do all the things you need to do some things with foundations become obvious. Now. We've got you know the gutter. The gutter element to talk about. But I would really like to take some time and folks were at seven, four, five, seven, oh. Eleven ten and we've got the X. resident expert figuratively in the House but certainly accessible to you in real time on let's let's get all those questions out there and what should I do with my vents isn't encapsulation the right thing and every situation. You know is there kind of a hierarchy we'll do this if that doesn't work through this if that doesn't work, do something else what about mold If if if my termite guy emerges from my crawlspaces says holy cow, you got problems and and here's here's a an estimate Let's go. What should you do? This is a lot of things that are all about that crawlspace, which is like in the hierarchy of Evil Cancer AIDS and crawlspaces wants to go there. So I think if we can just throw up a bunch of those things and then and then run I, think one of the benefits that you'll bring is always love it when our our special guests are experts. A debunk myths maybe as we go into some of these breaks thinking about some of the myths that you encounter. And we can toss them up there and just gets really good dialogue going what do you think? Yeah. Absolutely. Love to dive into all that. All right. So we're GONNA take our first break and everybody a chance to grab a cup of coffee get thinking about what's going on in the cross basin and in the foundations, the gutters, and we'll come back home improvement with John and Dave right after these important messages. Welcome back this privilege with John and Dave I'm John Gordon with the home depot I'm Dave Deauville. Ron Woodley with Dr. Brown thanks for being with us this morning we appreciate. We appreciate you a lot of different fronts. As get this out of the way and then, and then we'll talk about some things. David and I. Have Been Messing around on this radio thing for twenty five years and. We don't have like a list of a cast of thousands of characters who we direct people to talk about just because it takes time to understand you know what people do and how their businesses are and and both David, and I have a fulltime job. But when people continually come back to us and say, Hey, we use company X. and. I thought I was going to have to spend a thousand dollars and they showed me two things and told me, I, didn't have to spend anything that was my fix or they said, no everything. You know it doesn't look like exactly the way you want your living room to look but your crawlspaces just find carry on. No need to spend money here or just come back with honest solutions that that are bright and true no matter what popular or unpopular. When we get that kind of feedback on accompany them we're very interested and. That's been the way with with you guys and so. We are grateful for that because it's nice to have you on this morning and it's nice to talk about the business things that you do. But is nice, for David and me is we know that we can say. Call this company and we're. Not GonNa. Hear. Horror. Stories and so we thank you for that. I appreciate that. Thank you now S- good. It's important because I David I'm pretty sure you don't have time. Off Week, long to go run around. Trying to help somebody out right. So now correct So anyway so that part is good. What are some of the things though Ron in the crawlspace and by the way folks seven seven I'm sorry, seven, four, five, seven, ten almost gave you my office number seven, zero, four, five, seven, seven, ten call in. We've got ron here. I'm asking things that are on my mind. then. We're going to have ron talk about some things that are on his but let's talk about what's on your mind also gives us a shout but if we could start. Above, top gutters we talked about that's usually where things happen. Number one once people looking for, and then what are what are you doing with the? You know the dry pro gutters to to kind of help with that. Yeah So I. Think the message is the same when when it's I've always told people that as long as it's not lightning safe what it's raining, get out in the yard and see what's going on with the roof. See what's going on with gutters as far as water overflow and a lot of times it may just be one corner. But but you're GONNA see a lot of. Problems happening when it's raining and it will give you drudge what needs to happen. So you can. Were as you say I think what David you and I hear lots of times. People have functioning gutters, but the pitch will be incorrect right and so with Ron Saint. Hey It's it's one corner. You see water run into a corner and spilling over versus coming downspouts and going the way it needs to go us right and you know there's roofing repair copies. You guys probably we don't do ga repairs as of yet. I do think that's important and we want to roll that out down the road but I think. Most good roofing companies have a repair division that can handle that. We've got stew on the line still good morning you're on home approval with John Day. How can we help? I have a nineteen, sixty five. And with a crawlspace and the insulation on the Ductwork Down, there is obviously nineteen, sixty, five vintage, the old paper wrath that's wired tied. Down the ducks didn't over the years, it's become. Soaked with I guess condensation it's discolored and I imagine that the insulation behind that is deteriorated to, and so I'm wondering how do I get all of that torn off and re wrapped with some new insulation? To when you guys go into a crawlspace. Ron, are you dealing with that? we we definitely see it. We take pictures of it. We share it with the homeowner. We're typically recommended a an HVAC company come in and either sometimes it's less expensive to replace it has. New ductwork. Do I think that's what I would. If it was my own home in that scenario, that's precisely what I would do. By the time you spend the money on the product and the Labor to Redo it, it would be better and you get a higher value and a more airtight duct solution. If you just had somebody come in and replace them for you, I'm our get some prices I think our folks Holocaust the heating and cooling David and and charlottecomfortsystems they'll both do duct replacement. Will they not? Yes they will and and and the good thing is, as you guys both mentioned is the ceiling portion. Of, the of all the joints so when your house was built stew that that wasn't part of the part of the deal But now every joint were where any connection is made they'll they'll mastic it up in. You'll be amazed at how much air will be saved heat and air. You'll. You'll lose that loss will be will be cut down by probably. Fifty sixty percent I would think. You'd be you'd be surprised. And you've got additional challenges as. If that is all damp and and. You don't have a lot of air moving through your call space, but you're just the fact that it's damp at your conducting. You know heat to and fro. It's just you think he'd be very pleased with a comfort. Benefits that ensue. Easy for us to spend your money STU. Well they're really if you think they're gonNA touch everything that we're talking about anyway. So all that duct work is going to have to be touched. So you might as well might as well touch it and drag it out. And put one win. All right well, good suggestion I haven't thought of it that way but Yeah. I'll give them a call and we'll get some estimates here I. think that'd be the best that would be our best advice for you too. All right. Well, thanks guys. Thanks for your call. bye-bye. So in that scenario Ron and STU scenario condensation on. You know the old ductwork does that is that indicative? Is that more than just as ducks? Wood ducks are leaking, and that's play it into the hot humid air hit in the cold air. It's it's also causing mold foreign probably on the floor joist in is causing more than just condensation right? We're. All connected it it really is. So. So. So that's good. and I WANNA, get maybe to because. I disliked this part of the myths what are some of the things that like you hear? People ask you to tell you that are just flat out bad information or situations. I hate it when people call me and they say, Hey, I've got a D. Hugh crawlspace. Donnie do anything else? I. Mean. I was told that just put it the humidifier up under there. Well. Okay. Well, that's not even step one that's like half a step because they still have open vents when I talked to him and all they're doing dehumidify the outside air right and it's like that's just a bad idea. The other thing I hear a lot of will during the summertime, we should maybe close events. And at maybe they're right. But there are so many variables going on it every home you can't just make that statement right and so other things have to happen. Yes summertime right now, you've got hot humid air coming into the home it's causing problems disclosed events. That's not always the right thing to do it cause more problems so I will I will make this confession in front of one, hundred, thousand listeners or whoever we have right now if you ask me the question in one, thousand, nine, hundred, ninety, four. What should I do with my crawlspace fence out of Said Open in the summer. Closed in the winter because I'm a Yankee. Then then we said well. Maybe. Close them in the summertime because you got all that humid air out there and leave open in the winter to move things to unless it gets really cold. So Today August twenty, second, two, thousand, and twenty. I don't know what to say. Because I think What you said is the case th there's so many variables. So, how do we help people get focused a little bit on on on some of the variables that they should be thinking about Would you? On that I think the first thing is just having an inspection done by somebody they trust because I go into some homes and they've got open Vin crosby they've got the vents coming in it's dirt crawlspace. And like bad everything looks good here. I I would not spend my money if this was my home to fix this cross base because there's nothing wrong with it and then you go next door. To the same type home and it's a totally different scenario and some of the some of the factors are the addict leaks more air. So it's got more stack affects some of the ducks more leaky. There's just tons of variables that play into it. Hey Ron. We're right up against the break. So I'M GONNA I'M GONNA slow US down here and get us to a break, and then we'll come back folks. This is home improvement with John Dave we've got an expert in the house seven, four, five, seven, hundred, ten asks your crawlspace questions. Gutter questions. Foundation questions they're all they're all on the table, and of course, anything else comes up we're happy to help with seven, four, five, seven, ten going to take a break at home improvement when John and Dave we'll be right back. Welcome back. This is home improvement China Dave I'm John Gordon with the home depot I'm Dave. Dove. And we have ron out there. Ron You're with us. He's coming back. He's come back. We got We're all like miles apart. and. So we'll get. We'll get back to join us. We've got lines open were at seven, zero, four, five, seven, eleven, ten, seven, zero, four, five, seven, ten. You can always ask John and Dave Dot Com Click on the questions button and send us a question that way out right now we've got John. John Good Maury home improvement, which on. Dave, how are you this morning? I can morning guys thanks for taking my call. found your conversation earlier interesting about the crawlspace problems I've always owned lab home, your North Carolina, and we're getting ready to downsize and I'm thinking after hearing your program why would I wanNA crawlspace? The pros and cons of crawlspace versus number. The must be some benefits crawlspace wiser wouldn't be any. We in fact, it came up. I'm sorry. John Thank. You thank you for your question. It came up last week on our call on somebody called in and asked us a question slab crawlspace basement. What are you? What do you want to do and David night both hands down said at least a crawlspace. Because there's a thousand advantages. Well, there's eight hundred, seventy, six point, two advantages we won't go through all of them. But But But there's definite access advantages and just make sure we got. Ron Background are you with us? Yes, he goes. Yeah we got perfect. So do you want to? I mean you fix crawlspaces? Rambo, why should John consider a crawlspace over a slab or maybe you disagree with us and say, now it is gonNA. Live. We also do concrete lifting on slabs. So there's problems with all three types foundations, and the biggest challenge would slab foundations is to get a plumbing. You get something up onto that it is very disruptive in it's extremely expensive right and then that means all the all the. HVAC everything's gotta go attic. It's just It just depends on on what you depends on your lot. Depends on what you're trying to build. Agree and and and John last week you also talked about crawlspaces in the advantages because you have access from, we know you have access from the attic but but if it's a two story house, you have access from below and if it's just a ranch like what I live in, you have access from both sides makes me feel a little better if I need to add something I need to do something but one of the advantages that we that we that we talked about at the very end was. A slab is good if you want if you if you want to be low to the ground for access. To universal design. Exactly. So getting in and out, it tends to be a little bit easier. To to put a slab on the ground and be able to roll up in the house or refuse a walker. Wheelchair whatever if that ever becomes the case so That probably to me is the biggest advantage to to a slab. Okay very helpful information. Does it help John Okay? Thank you for your call. By. John. Grant question I just wanted to. Throw this at Ron. Isn't that a great time when two houses new? If, you're doing a crawlspace to to take care of the crawlspace then hundred percent. The only thing I see builders though is they tend to use the HVAC as the requirements you need to do a diva fire or you can supply conditioner the crawlspace from HVAC system right and We we see lots of challenges with those type systems. Typically, what we do is we have HVAC coming back and cut A. Stop that up and we just put a dehumidifier in their new. Good. So just put a commercial humidifier and when you do it from new construction and you're good to go right and keep it cleaned that was. Just built a new house and. The Framer, the framer got a little upset with me about because I made them go back in and pick up all the nails in the debris. told him from the beginning I. said there's not going to be any trash in that crawlspace. So if you throw it in there, you're going to pick it up and get it out and he thought that I was crazy. He said, I was a crazy old man to quote him is what he told someone else and so later he asked me about that and I saw the point I know. I said well. The key word is crawl. So if he throw those nails in there and I'm crawling around I'm not going to be real appreciative of later. So you're going to perforate my my my my liner and and I don't want it stuck in my hand my knees. So just do as I say please It's your other challenges with. New Construction Silk Close crawlspaces serum. There's no venting Watson built everything is wet. And so I really the builder really pay attention to that crawlspace until everything gets dry, right? Now fundamentally condition space or in close space. That's right. Exactly. Well, I ran a dehumidifier. The day that they put the plywood over it, a dehumidifier was running in that crawlspace because we were we were really wet during the framing. Time but. I was I was listening I always listened to you Ron I paid attention to that and control tried to control it the best that I could while it was going on. The just to go back imploded even if our backyard plugged it well, I cheated Iran Iran, a special hidden chord. Kit find out thing so So, quick question Ron one of the one of the questions that came up last week. Also, we're going to be right up against the break here. We I'LL T- up to question will grab it after the break. One of the questions that came up last week. If I have this crawlspace, why wouldn't I just go ahead and pour concrete for the floor ads? Well, as you know just as if it was a slab foundation you and then and then go from there and our remarks I think we're, Hey, we think that's a pretty cool idea. But when we come back from our break, I'd like to hear what you think on that and. Advantages or disadvantages we we might not be considering folks we have lines open at seven, hundred, four, five, seven eleven ten that's seven, zero, four, five, seven, seven, ten. got. A foundation crawlspace gutter expert in the house. Give us a call. We'll chat chapman. We return to home improvement which on Dave. Welcome back. This is home improvement Johnny Dean if I'm John. Gordon. With the home depot I'm Dave. weatherly would dry press. Ron Thanks for being with us this morning. Absolutely pretty sure. You can think of one or two things better to do on a Saturday morning, but we're glad you spend with us. Now I'm enjoying been you're always always love talking with you guys and the audience it's good to share good information. So. What do you think of the idea of of putting concrete down on the on the floor in your crawlspace I mean. But. It would be expensive and I actually thought it was a great idea until people would call us out because there used to be a company. That would do that and they will call us out and we'd have to solve that water problem and it's extremely difficult if you've got a concrete slab in the crawlspace. Fix a a groundwater problem when it's raining. So besides cost other things the concrete lot colder. So you're GONNA have conversation on it, it's just I thought it was a good idea but turned out not so much. I see probably you probably would have to do a lot more than just pour concrete. Yeah. You want to be a lot of thought put into so. I totally get it. It'd be like doing. For Home, you'd have to put the right vapor up under it the drainage. which needs to be done. anyways. So you really are talking some serious front investment is probably three times. The cost of just spin in the investment to do a closed crawlspace to do do it correctly I suppose. So there goes our cost of acquisition cost of ownership. High, well, that's good. That's why we ask. I I was always just delighted whenever I went to Chicago to work on my parents house they were on a crawlspace and it was a slab and my dad had a creeper under there and and. You could do it was like a, it was like heaven. Fix. Plumbing stuff you know squeaks leaks whatever and it was like awesome. But to your point at construction. In one, thousand, nine, hundred, ninety, three there was a vapor barrier down and and all that stuff. So there were no, there were no moisture issues I deal so. Ron I can't remember I really memory extremely short What what Are What are some of the? Myths I. Think we started down the path like, Hey, I just put a humidifier down there. Everything's cool right and then we talked about. You know events open closed. What about? there's a little bit of black stuff on my choice, but it's no big deal or there's a little bit of black stuff on my joyce. Oh my gosh. Call know call in the National Guard how people think about like or discoloration crawlspace. A loved one of sitting in front of a homeowner and I'm showing them pictures and they asked me is that the bad stuff? Right right mean and black mold he yeah. Yeah. My my comments always the same. Well, it depends upon who lives here in the home if you guys if anybody in the home is allergic to mold. Or has really bad allergies. Or you're planning on selling your home. Then, this is going to be a problem for you and you need to get it fixed. But you know what you guys are planning on living here for ten years and it doesn't bother anybody that it doesn't bother. You know it doesn't bother me. It's it really depends on what's going on with that home. The home. So, the presence of the presence of like mold mildew discoloration, it's just like man this is crazy. It's just like the The Vincent sort of pens on what the scenario is before you panic and call in the national guard or or not it does the You. Know if we can make the mold, go dorm at least by removing the humidity and the cross for moving at of it. that. We need to do at least that. Sometimes motivation, do it right? You've got to pull the installation all the bold as. The molds not growing and then solution but. has asked acting like a filter. And so the the air's going through it up through the house and the dust and particles get in the mold grows on that dust of. Okay, and so to really do the motivation correctly, you gotta pull all the installation you've got to proper cleaning and such. So what about? We've had scenarios where people ask us about you know prevention or Elimination, of like miles situations and we've talked about things I can chromium and Are there are there things that a home owners can do themselves to to deal with that? You know. So always come back to if. If I want to be handy and I want to do it myself. And nothing's extreme. Then, let's make sure that there's a minimum one hundred percent vapor down right. So we're covering all the dirt. Let's make sure that Hey I've got all the roof water away from the House that I can get. You know there's things that they can do to control the moisture. And then it comes down to Hvac what kind of leakage do I have A they can go around if there. Is there. Is there excited about getting across face they can get they can fill the air around. Leakage. On the ductwork and they can probably help still some of that up or they could swallow listerine. Rub Vinegar into paper cuts. I can think of several things you know how when you open a store and it's really hot outside and you go in, it's like, wow move. Awesome. Reason it feels awesome. They've got tons of doug leakage and it's causing all kinds of problems in a crawlspace. If you open the crawlspace door and air hits you like trying to get out. then. You've got your supplies or you've got something going on there. So yeah it causes challenges. We got Robert has a question. Let's get Robert here. Good Morning. You're on home improvement with John and Dave Are you? Out of house built Circa Nineteen, eighty, one daughter home and I've been having the same company that will remain nameless I have no problems with what they've done they came out and did their annual termite inspection and didn't find anything in regards to the calls face they they point black suggested dry pro I said, okay and could you elaborate a little bit and they said, well, we would certainly have and I apologize. If I'm using the wrong terms, but they said, we get Jerry cleaned out encapsulated do the base I e the floor, and then they said and come up the walls and I said, okay. But not to go any further and they said, we wouldn't come across what would be where the flooring is. In case you ever needed to get to anything and I went. Okay. So I was just curious about your thoughts on that. Ron. I'm not really following what he's When he says not come across the floor, I don't understand what he's asking. Are you saying I'm up the walls just come up with a memory but not? focused. On, the wall and then you'd stop. Okay. So don't do the floor joist is that what we're saying yes? Yes. Are I Paul? So if you put a vapor across the floor joist up under and. We used to see where the foam companies come in foam all that. And that would just create A. It would literally well, the problem of, apor. Is You're gonNA create a micro environment between the vapor and the floor joists and it will absolutely calls problems with mould rot and that sort of thing. So I would dot. Co Pretty. Much. Says that you need three inches between the silk, the soap and the the liner that goes up. we do some systems we do star we just do the floor, but we tell people listen. We're going to solve your problem I doing this but some of the county's interpreted code a little bit differently, and if you got to sell your house, got to put the put this on the wall. Just depends on the home is the only inspector. But. You could just do a starter system on the floor with a dehumidifier and that will solve your problem depending on what county you're in may have to the walls Mecklenburg. Berg they're they're they're floor friendly. Some of the other counties are not. Okay. Thank you so much. I greatly appreciated. Enjoy your show on thanks Robert. We appreciate your call. Serve Mike. Okay. So Good good information there. Look. We talk about just doing the floor versus doing the walls for a minute. Yeah, absolutely. So get that question a lot and we always want to do the right thing Dr, pro. Right not only by the customer by us by the county, as well as far as the code officials. And sometimes we go to home. and. They've got all these problems. And we know that we can do a liner system. So all the seems. commercial liner put commercial hugh, and their stopped the water problem. For a little bit less than doing the walls, it solves the problem. But it's starter down the road. They may have to go back and do the walls and we tell them that and so. I don't want people to call and well, I didn't do my walls. Well. By codes, some of the county's interpret that you have to do the walls the home as far as to get up to permit it properly. But the problem can be solved by just doing the floor. and. Put a N. and it's a little confusing because the counties of different I guess and county is going to require the walls to be done. Got It got it. Got It. Got It. That makes sense and all the more reason I think. For us. To follow our own advice and say look. Bring. Inspector. Out. That you trust. All right. We are right up against our top of the hour break Sylvia. 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Home Improvement w/ John & Dave, 5/16/20

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Home Improvement w/ John & Dave, 5/16/20

"Right now you need dependable. Internet an endless entertainment extending delivers with reliably fast speed and Wi fi coverage throughout your home plus access all your streaming apps in one place right on your TV to schedule your free contactless equipment. Delivery call restrictions apply. Welcome back. This is home improvement. Jonah Dave. I'm John Gordon with the Home Depot. I'm Dave and if you're taking a SIP Akaba you have a SIP and honor of Mr Chris Farrell. Who juggled my happy bottom through a pile of stuff? Thank you Chris. I'm shopping for routers as we speak enough of that nonsense. Thanks for thanks for joining a home. Improvement is the topic seven. Four five seven. Oh eleven ten David. Could we go back to one thing that I was just all over the place? Not because I think it's really worthwhile looking at and and give us a call folks. We'll talk about anything. Seven four five seven seven ten but I do want to talk about Wooden exterior doors. I know when we redid our front entrance bar. I wanted to have a fiberglass store and barb was insistent on a wooden door and and as I look at it and we did it. I'm she was right. but There's some maintenance to that before you realize there's a maintenance for that right and and and talk about that because I think you've you've always had a good from your floor finishing experience There's some pretty simple things that you can do without having to wait till you gotTa Strip it down and not. I thought that is what can you do? Just with a regular good old wooden door so that it stays It stays fresh and is pretty as intended to be right. Well you know as often as you wax car you know that's If it's once a year you know it's probably if you have a pretty decent exposure to the weather sun especially on a door. It's it's almost worth it to to put a CODA polyurethane on that annually It it it it just. It keeps you from doing exactly what you said. Stripped it down completely because if you let it go too long too far you have choice. You have to strip it down and of course you can only do that so many times and then you start having issues and if you if you don't do it timely enough then you start having issues with the actual structure and integrity of the door right insurance and things like that right so so just painting another coat of polyurethane on there ain't going to cut it though right so you have to like do you. Do you got Kinda like buffet. Down with some steel. Do if you're using if you're using oil base polyurethane then you go with a serial. What if your water base? You're right good point then if it's water-based than you used US basically it's a scotch bright pad but it's but it's made for sandy and you'll find him near the sandpaper products But they're they're They're little thicker And they'll just they'll if it's a waterborne finish that's on there. Then it'll it'll scuff it up enough and that's what you WANNA do It'll get the oxidation. It'll take off any impurities and then you you tack it off at the same thing. Remember if you're using oil base than you use a paint thinner as your as your tack. Put that on your cloth. Dust free cloth. Wipe it down if you're using water base than you use you use water. What what if you don't know what the original stoller used as far as Oil Base or water base. Does it matter yeshiva take a well? The truth is you could put either over either so it does it it. It really doesn't matter but if you want to know what's on there you can use a little denatured alcohol and If it's a if it's a waterborne product latex it'll it'll it'll melt it The alcohol will melt away. It'll it'll dissolve it and you'll be able to tell if it's oil-based it won't touch it boom so you're you're you're you're safe with that. And so then a code urethane remember. You can pull the weather strips out of most doors if there if it's a more modern door in the last twenty thirty years it's a curve type weather strip it'll look those you grab a hold of men they'll pull right out there they're just pushed into Into a a soccer curve cut in the in the jam and that way you can close your door but it won't and you can still lock it at night because you really want that urethane set up to to two days minimum For that and of course if you do at this time of year you're not. You're not having a huge energy loss. Oh you'd be in pretty good shape You know the worst things happen. You might get some bugs that may that may come in there. But it's not likely with. That smell radiate off of that door on oil-based they generally stay away perfect so And and I was going to mention to you in and we we chose a fiberglass door And it was prefinished. Yes they're the best. I well it is and I finished five stores and I've made them look gorgeous but it is a lot of work and if you're not good at it if you're not really patient you're going to you're going to have not an appropriate vocabulary at least at the thought level. Yeah it's a tough that's a that's a that's a tough used use. Gel Use Gel Sane Polyurethane. And of course the they had The inside was stained. The outside was painted black. The Trim on the inside was One color of white and interior paint. The exterior was another color of white with exterior paint. So it was it was. It was pretty detailed To to to make that door look at but when it was done it looked really nice but that would would have been a prime candidate for a prefinished. A prefinished product as. I really wish we would have done that. And then nothing will ride with. David Deauville however the average bear if you get a prefinished product. You're getting factory controls and things like that so tends to be pretty pretty tight. It's pretty tough and I ordered mine mine. Mine Pre stain prefinished and of course we have a deep port so we're completely undercover and Whether we'll never be a problem for the finish on on our door and we you know we wanted a porch roof. I didn't attend for it to be as deep as it is but Now that we have it. I'm glad we have it and I like it. It looks looks good on the House and of course it does protect. That door could deal all right. I say we take a break. We'll be back home approval with John and back background after these messages fee. A RADIO DOT COM station. Welcome back. This is home improvement with John. And Dave I'm Dan with the Home Depot. I'm Dave Deauville. Got Some lines open this morning. Several four five seven eleven ten. You can always go to ask John. And Dave Dot Com Click on the questions button and send us a question that way but seven zero four five seven hundred. Ten is the way and right now. David thanks for the thing on the on the refinish indoors I think that's kind of important The there's so many things that we it's just too easy honestly to To do of once the the old once and done thing like Hey i took care that now. I don't WanNa have to think about it again until it's ugly and then that's how we end up getting in trouble right. Yeah and that's that's a tough thing to set aside that time but you know really to refinish door completely as is a lot of work but if you're just applying quick coat of polyurethane mandates. It's fast it really. Does it take long? Probably takes longer to get all the stuff together. Does actually coat the door. So if it's if you haven't done it while take a look at it and then as always make sure that the top and the bottom of the door supposed to be all. Six sides of the door are covered. I see so many doors people have trouble with. And and you know they're sticking whether they're painted or or or polyurethane stained in your thing if that door's open grain on the top they stick in there having trouble. They have trouble on the bottom. And especially if you don't have a porch roof. It's even worse blowing rain. It's it's it's bad or you get it manifest interior issues also absolutely right. I did also dig up. Our Twenty six home renovation. Mistakes to avoid the to the first two are Are Boring. But they're very very true number-one selecting or setting an unrealistic budget. That the lot this this is to build twenty percent into your budget to be better prepared for any surprises twenty percent. That's a lot seems like a lot. Well it'd be better to have it available or or whatever that way if you need it you guys and it's yeah and I guess you know we I mean you and I joke about it. Normally do mild home improvements and and so so sometimes you can speed up or slow down if you like. Who hadn't planned on that so it takes a little bit longer. You know from a budget perspective but when we had dale come in and do our big kitchen renovation. The first thing that hit us was like an additional fourteen hundred dollars or something because of all the smoke alarms and and getting electrical stuff up to code right. Those are the things that you don't anticipate right but it's part of it so let's get married here. Mary Good Morning John and Dave. How are you this morning on? Well thank you. I really enjoy your show every week. Thanks for listening. Oh sure I'm I have a question about a window sill that I have that faces east and it's a double window. And underneath the window pane there was just some softness there as if some moisture was behind the wall so I kind of use a hammer to getting back there and There was a gaping hole. So I filled it with I kept filling it with caulk and and it didn't fill right and now there's an indentation so I'm wondering if I should go to lowe's and Home Depot and get a new piece of wall board to put on like cut out more just keep Filling it over and over and over Know does know you'll spend a king's ransom Mong Kok and stuff and it was and it's still will never look right. Let let's back up just a little. Thank you okay go ahead go ahead no you. Yeah that's the did you. Did you discover what the leak was from where it was coming from? Never did it's. It's not ever been and soft or moldy smelling. It was molds. It SMELLED OF MOLD. Or just musty. Nece about six months ago but it's it's gone now that's I've never. He's never discovered it get. I would spend a little bit of time for your clothes. Everything back up again Mary. Even if it means like running a hose over the window or around the window my guess is the reason it stopped smelling moldy as you're getting some moisture in and the drywall had everything closed up so there was no air circulation and the mold developed as soon as you open that up to let the air circulate. You didn't get the build up and so the moldy smell has gone away. Our fear is as soon as you close that back up again. If you've not eliminated the slow source of moisture is going to be moldy again. I could take a little bit longer to get. You know behind the drywall and so on. But we're really going to strongly encourage you to see if you can find out where that moisture was coming from. Does that make? Oh Yes yes good job than I can do. You may have to hire handyman or somebody to come look at that. Go ahead of David. I'm sorry here's probably the first step that that it sounds crazy coming out of the gate on something like this but you could save a lot of hassles and a lot of steps. Our FRIEND OVER AT THE RED CERT. Yeah Accountable yes and let John let John Come Out and do his magic with this camera. He'll he'll take pictures of that area. Most likely he'll be able to pinpoint where that water is coming in. So that you can Take care of that adjusted Repair whatever needs to be and then make sure that we open up underneath. That window inspect for any rot. Because here's here's the truth about it for Mary for you and everyone whether you have a a six inch by six inch hole or if you have a two foot by four foot hole the only the only the only greater cost that you will have will be the piece of drywall right. It's not very expensive because the drywall repair person is going to charge. You the same amount to come out and fix that re- regardless you know so you might as well go ahead and open it up. Stud to stud grabbed the insulation. That's underneath there. Take it out inspect it. Get a bright light. If it's if there's no rot in and you don't see any mold I would still leave it open. I would spray it with concrobium and then in the. Meanwhile you've had someone like John come out with the infrared technology and they will. He will shoot that. He'll he'll most likely find the leak. You can fix it. Will you close that back up? You're going to be happy and you'll be able to rest one more benefit that comes from all of this. Mary self-confidence seriously. You're going to be here to Youtube. Get all educated on how to put that drywall. Piece back in by opening up study stunned halfway right. And you're and then you're ready to tackle the next thing okay. And what was John's last name and his company again US John? Infrared infrared technologies. Isn't let me look it up. I all the time. It's odd that C. N. N. A. M. E. L. A. believe but I look up infrared technologies. I'm David y you're looking Mary. I'm pretty sure that that's what it is. If not keep listening kicked Cana Cana Mela Mela like as if it was a container full of Mela. Okay Mela send it. Send me a note to ask John. Dave Dot Com. I'll get you can get you connected. John Okay Great. Well thank you guys appreciation listening to buy run. Good Morning. You're on home improvement with John. And Dave how are you this morning? I'm fine thank you so much for taking my call. You Bet I have an air conditioner. The air handlers in my attic and I've never had the drip pan. Come to the point where the overflow runs out. Down My eves down on my patio. Yeah it's always run out through where the unit is and there's a you know a little lake over there all the time. What's my problem Your your regular overflow is blocked. It's coming off the coil and there's probably just some funk in there. Do you have a regular service agreement for for maintenance a couple times a year? I don't know worry. Nobody's going to think bad about you. Yes we are and shoulder her. Actually you can. You may be able to correct it yourself but it's indicative of a couple of challenges so you can if you can go up in the attic and find out where the where that pipe is coming off. So there's going to be a pipe down at the Pan right and that's the one that's filling up that means can is filling up right so so look up and you'll see a little higher place up. There should be a little trap in it and usually a plug with a cap that you can take off and clean out pouring a little bleach down. There sometimes is all it takes to get things going. If it's really plugged up it may take someone to blow it out around it out but when that happens it usually means that there's some build up on the Coil itself that's that's fallen off. And that's reducing the efficiency of your Cooling system right so it's worth having it's worth having that fixed up We're going to be right up against the break John and Not Answer your question. Iran as your question correctly hang tight. We're GONNA put you on hold folks. This is home from Regina Dave. We're GONNA take a little break here and then we'll be back to answer your home improvement questions. Welcome back. This is home approval. Regina Dave I'm John Gordon with the Home Depot. I'm Dave Deauville. We are taking your calls. Home Improvement Rains. We want to make sure answering questions that are important for you though so give us a call. Seven four five seven. Oh eleven ten seventy four or five seven eleven ten can always go to ask John and Dave Dot COM. Click on the questions button and send us a note that way. Sometimes we can get a little more detail from you and to you and that situation did you get. Ron squared away. We did we did. We got that taken care of and got a couple of emails here so okay answer monies have looked. Yeah what they want Karen writes in about interior finishes and she said that the the the bulk of her house is painted in type of paint. That's washable and she has no problem with but she has a couple of rooms that were painted with What she thinks was a flat or Matt Finish and when she washed the walls she said it looks. It looks worse than than Than the spot actually did and then she found the paint and she went back and touched up paint and she feathered that out and she said in that this looks like the dirty spot again so she's wanting to know what is the what is the answer. How do you clean that and make it look good corner to corner? It's so without knowing all the details. It sounds like Maybe a less expensive. Not So scrabble. There's some really good flack paints out there. That are scrub. And they usually don't touch up very well but then they flash because you have the GonNa try you get it right. Dry Hide. Wet Hide different characteristics of paint but In the scenario that she's got it sounds like That it went down to the something below that I paint so when she foundered in the second. It's just showing whatever she went down to back its bleeding through right you could. I wouldn't try it. I would just paint corner to corner. Put a Pro. Gripper primer over that spot. It's flat it's white and then go corner to corner. Yeah so basically paint that wall until you can either hit a corner or you can get it to a point that you don't notice it Sometimes you can sometimes like fits underneath the window or something. You can go edge to edge of the wind window And go straight down from the casing. It doesn't have to be a perfect line but you can get pretty close and you you really don't you really may not notice it an and remember. You're always your worst critics. So if you're doing that work you probably see it but no one else would probably ever notice it other than that's why. God invented big pictures. Why was that picture? Two feet off the floor artists perspective. That's right I like it. That the and then a mill wrote Wrote in about a fiber glass door says do you do you apply polyurethane on fiberglass doors. my doors came prefinished from the factory but my front door is taking a beating from the sun so yes And then what? We talked about It's it's it's it's probably a good idea to find out Well and you really don't have to know what the what the urethane unless you just absolutely feel want to do that. But you can put a water based over that or you can put an oil base if you use again if you use the oil-based polyurethane than you can use. Steel Wall. You don't have to. You can still use the Scotch Bright Pad. It's like three sixty grid. I think John is is is is what it is. So it's it's not really. It's all it's doing is it's just. It's just opening up the finish. It was something to grab two and it'll also clean off any impurities if you're using oil base than you would wipe it down with paint thinner again if you're using water base than US. A wet rag lint free. You probably want to use a micro fiber cloth or something that doesn't have any lent Let that dry or let the paint thinner evaporate and go ahead and and put a coat or two on it in the. I think you'll be in good shape. Just if you're doing multiple coats you should. You should hit it with the With the The sandpaper or the steel wool or the or the the the cloth. Whatever you're using in between coats you WANNA go real high grits three sixty that'll take off any impurities or dubs or bubbles or anything that you have and then once you put your final coat you won't to you won't have to touch it but a couple of coaches recommended Look make sure you'd look I If you're using a water base that it's meant for exterior use and if you're using Oil-based use a spar. That's that's that's designed more for Sun Exposure and all that cool and with that and of course. We'll follow these up. I'll I'll answer these in writing as well. But hopefully they're listening in. They can get on with their project. Could stuff the backing up to the paint thing A little bit just just at the risk of I guess during the lecture thing is people call or or write asked about questions for Gene and and paint recommendations for quality products and stuff like that and and usually I think in in that application we would if you've got children or places where you're going to have some scuff marks and stuff investing a little bit in In a ascribable if you're GONNA go flat because that's what the desire is get scrubbed flat Otherwise stepping it up to like the eggshell or Satan. You know semigloss might be a decent solution. We went with the basic flat in the House. In the closets we use the washable But outside of the closets we went with a flat because I find they touch up matter and will it just touches. It's just pure flat. It's not a matte finish because that we use the bear pay which which were real happy with the Matt is actually a more scrub -able but it has a little sheen to it. It doesn't touch up very well We found out. And that's that's what we actually used in the closets and you could see where you touch up but doesn't really matter too much in closet so and then while we're waiting for the break David wrote in John and he wanted to know how to get a hold of Dale Bet. Remodeled your kitchen. Well David John. John Lives in Atlanta and so's Dale and I don't know I don't think he'll come here but the good news is. Dale is a Neri National Association of the Remodeling Industry member. And we have that same. And you've got some guys that can do Dennis and folks like that can do every all the kind of stuff that they ended here so Nary CHARLOTTE DOT COM. Click on the directory. And you'll find a Menagerie of folks that can help you with your with your remodeling project. I haven't looked recently David but I don't think there's a design builder on that list that I wouldn't be comfortable with. I like I qualified that. I haven't looked likely but many of them. No no their work. And you'd be you'd be in good hands that's it. Hi Bill. Don't go where we want to answer your question. We're just a little snuck past the break. Here we're gonNA take a break and be back with home improvement with John. Right after this. Welcome back this is home approval with John. And Dave. I'm John Gordon with the Home Depot. I'm Dave Deauville. We've got some lines available at seven. Four five seven eleven ten right now. We're GONNA talk to Bill Bill. Good morning thanks for joining your home with John and Dave. How're you? Well tell us what's going on I have a house built in nineteen sixty six. It's a lot with a lot of big trees around it but Recently they would packers have been attacking the face board on one in my house also. I had a squirrel eight through the wood up on the end of the House and got into the attic finally got him out. But I'm I'm thinking about either covering all of the wood it's a brick veneer house thinking about covering all would with either alumni them or vinyl and I was calling To ass in your opinion what the best covering would be probably a combination The defer to you but there's a PVC coated coil stock. Which is the the material that they would use to wrap it and they would just come out with a big break and cut pieces and place it up over your Over the existing would so we? We think that you're on track at the only caution is usually when the woodpeckers are packing their after some would thereafter some food so you may have some carpenter bees. Maybe something up in there that they're looking for sometimes don't claim to be an expert on woodpecker husbandry. But I understand that they may sometimes just to attract attention of a mate So I think just maybe get a quick inspection from You know exterminator and then David I would say the wrapping it with with the PVC coil stock because the other option would be just removing it and replacing it with like a a composite type product. What do you think? Yeah so those are those are really the two choices I'm not a big fan of the of the vinyl pre made products Just simply because there there you have to have a perfect straight run in order for that stuff to workout You can bend the aluminum It's it's a custom fit and they can tuck it and do all the things that they need to do to keep water from from getting by yeah from getting in and It's not a bad idea in it'll it'll it'll last. You Know Twenty thirty years up there the problem and if it fades it can be painted so But you'll many years without having to to do anything other than just wash it. You will have to wash it because I have a lot of people say that what you said maintenance free low low maintenance whether there are two thicknesses of aluminum. I believe Yeah you're you're only going to find the one in Charlotte. I looked for it. Nobody nobody stock the heavier gauge. Is there a reason to go? Heavier gauge honestly Davidova would bill. Let's just assume that I was going to because it it. It's not likely to wrinkle. Okay you you a little more stable. But nobody expands and contracts and things and it does and but but it's it's more rigid so the the the trick the trick bill is to to get someone. That's really good at breaking the metal bending the metal and they'll put a lot of hymns in it so when we did ours the bottom piece that that went underneath. We've doubled in folded it and then the top of it was folded. And then we still put another crease in the middle and it not only looks really nice but it's very rigid so you can take the you can take the The the nineteen. I think it's a I. I'm probably getting the numbers wrong. Well Yeah Zero Zero Zero Point Nineteen There's there is a heavier gauge. But it's only it's only a couple of notches and like I said nobody had it so and I couldn't even special order and I don't know what my suspicion with that. Bill traditionally is that the the not so big step up in the gauge. Probably carried a more significant step up in cost as most folks are not carrying it in stock. Right okay. Well that's very helpful. I appreciate him formation. Thanks for your call okay. The trouble with find somebody to do that. Send us a note. We can help. Okay thanks thanks bill. Yeah because I did it but I I I had my my buddy come out. Because he doesn't really climb anymore and that's the worst part of it is is the climate. It's a young man's game and he's really good with the break and just did flawless work with it. But I- installed it so there's any problems it's it's my fall. Yeah but I think as you say the the the hard part is is is getting up there and putting it up but the technique part. What makes what you put up look. Primo is what happens down on the break and it takes someone experienced on on a break and I can use a break but I you know. I'm nowhere near the the quality or caliber of some of these guys. That do it every day. This is you know. They don't hardly even measure they. They cut snap bend and all the pieces are exactly like hardly ever see him. Pull tape measure out. That's how my father in law was with Trim Wood Trim. I don't think he's a tape measure and he like was flawless scary. All right We've got lines open a couple of minutes to sneak some calls in here if you've got questions. Seven four five seven oh eleven. Ten seven zero four. Five seven eleven. Ten we I think we've covered all the topics I haven't gone back and I don't think I'm going to a get more organized. I'm just grateful that we at this point With the tobacco found I found a new router online though a big picking that up afternoon what. I was thinking that'll be done. That'd be a done deal. I promise you you gotta get under my skin months then. You are replaced now. That's not true. Good thing Barbara and say that. Here's a quick quick question. Joann Joann wrote in from Mid Hill. That she just had a concrete driveway installed They use four thousand PSI in and Wire Mesh so good. I mean you know and that makes for a really strong driveway but but just remember always remember this. I don't WanNa pour water on it. But it's it's if it's it's all it's only as good as the base that you put it on so if you if you have a good base this that will last forever but if you have something that's not stable you'll have problems with it. But Anyway her question leads into John was the ceiling of the concrete and she wanted to know what to seal with. She said the guy that poured the concrete didn't have a lot of answers for because he pours concrete. So I I would think that he would. He would Be Advising cured seal. Which would have been put on the day after the concrete was poured? And and that's really what that's really what you do because what that does is is it. Seals in it seals the water into the concrete which allows it to become harder and denser a over time and then and then down the road you can put another solvent based sealer over top of that so that in lies the question. I know you use a water base. I do on your house yes in Manado all of your stuff and I've always used oil base but I are solve it base but I did that. Because that's what that's what my concrete guy used was novel based over a Stamp Concrete Patio. So she has a choice. The main thing is just to make sure that if there is a cure time that you follow that fits thirty days. Then you'll have to. You'll have to wait thirty days before you can put that water down. Most solvent based can go down immediately Accents which is really weird because you would think that a based would be able to go down in media and I bet you there are some. Yeah but I think the water base issue is is is. It's still curing. You'RE GONNA create problems with the water based sealant right right okay but when you do it when it's new the pores are open. That's the time to put the seal on it so Joanne go ahead and get your sealer. your choice if as long as you can put it on immediately get it done now. While the pores of concrete are still open is the time to do it perfect. Well I think we're close to the end of this show man. It was fast. It was fast especially being scrambling for most of it. Thank you for air. Cover always always always appreciate that Chris. Thanks for getting me through the nonsense and Speaking of getting through the nonsense. It's still crazy times but we think that the most important county home improvement that you can make as one that makes your home a happier place to live in. Don't forget to work on that project this week. And we'll see you next week on home improvement with John and Dave.

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