Homefront Radio Show for August 11, 2012

By: Danny Lipford
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Here are some of the highlights from the August 11, 2012, Homefront with Danny Lipford radio show.

Weekly Topic

Danny and Allen discussed organization tips for attics and basements, including:

  • Use metal shelving, since temperature extremes and moisture can cause wood to warp.
  • Store items in clear plastic bins. They stack neatly and uniformly, plus easy to see what is inside.
  • Hang items on rods between rafters in an attic, using garment bags to protect seasonal clothing.
  • Visually inspect items every three months, since knowing where items are stored makes them easy to retrieve.
  • Label all boxes and contains, even clear plastic ones.
  • Avoid using cardboard boxes, since they can warp, become damaged, and deteriorate over time.
  • Put down a plastic moisture barrier on basement floors prior to storage to prevent possible water damage.
  • Arrange boxes to allow for easy access of items. Adding flooring in attics can help.

Questions Answered on This Week’s Show

  • Are the walls on a concrete block house usually insulated.
  • How to patch a textured popcorn ceiling. (see answer)
  • Installing soffit vents and a solar powered vent fan in an attic.
  • How to install a tubular skylight at a 45° angle.
  • Attaching carpeting to tack strips.
  • How to stop squeaks in a hardwood floor from above.
  • Exposing a hardwood floor covered in carpet without refinishing.
  • How to remove wax buildup from a hardwood floor.
  • Reducing highway noise inside of a house.
  • How to repair termite damage to floor joists.
  • Are photovoltaic solar panels affected by solar storms.
  • How to remove black floor adhesive from a concrete slab.
  • Preparing a wood floor for ceramic tile.
  • Hanging objects from a plaster ceiling.
  • How to unclog a stopped up bathtub drain. (see answer)
  • Are hairline cracks in ceramic floor tile serious.
  • How to confine roof valley rain runoff to gutters.
  • Installing a French drain in your yard. (see answer)
  • How to stain between boards on a deck.
  • Problem with rusted out tray under air conditioner.


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