Stuck Between a Rock and a Hard Place (12.1.18)

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Today’s Homeowner Radio

Danny Lipford and Joe Truini present “Today’s Homeowner” radio each week nationwide.

A water heater is wedged in the middle of a disagreement between a listener’s father and husband. It may be stuck inside the attic but it has this listener stuck between a rock and a hard place. She reaches out to Danny and Joe to help pick a side.

Also, an emotional call from a listener touched by a memory Danny shared of his father. Danny’s father who was an educator enrolled the oldest student to ever attend public schools.

Plus Chelsea Lipford Wolf joins Danny and Joe to explain why you should consider using a shower curtain to store out of season wreaths.

And, Joe has a couple simple solutions that will keep your Christmas tree looking it’s best, and how to clean your microwave with steam.


Listener Questions

Odor in the Ductwork
Cindy from Massachusetts – ” I recently purchased a mobile home which has gas heat and air conditioning system that uses both the duct system In the home. And of course, it is on the floor. I recently replaced all of the top grades in all of the rooms but noticed a smell coming from certain grates on the floor. I have tried bleach I have tried vacuuming them out which I noticed there’s fiberglass insulation so I had to be careful vacuuming. I have also tried pet stain and odor and my last try was CLR mold and mildew from axing stain remover bleach free. It seems to be a little better but I just want to know what I can do in the future I am considering having someone clean the duck work out and sanitize it. But it comes with a price tag. Do you have any advice as to what I should do next?”

Unstable Ground
Michelle from New York – “We recently purchased a 1958 home on pier foundation in Orange County New York. Like other homes in this mountain community, it is located downhill, so there is negative grade on the southern side of the home (front entrance). We have a basement on the north side of the home and a crawlspace on the southern side which is always damp. The furnace and oil tank are located in the crawlspace. How do I positively grade the area on the southern side of the home?”

Not Picking Sides
Eva from Texas – “My father and husband have me all confused and I just want answers without choosing sides. Just bought an 80-year-old brick house with an h20 heater in attic. Father says best to get it out And build up inhalation from 2- required 15″ husband wants to keep it up there and insulate around it. I’m so lost.”


Simple Solutions

Christmas Tree Tip — Here’s how to keep a live Christmas tree fresh throughout the holidays.

Steam Clean Your Microwave Oven — Here’s an easy, effortless way to clean the inside of your microwave oven.


Checking in with Chelsea

Wreath Storage – Chelsea joins Danny and Joe in the studio to talk about her newest episode of Checking in with Chelsea. She talks about the benefit of storing all of your seasonal wreathes with a shower curtain. Why not just store them in a bin? Her explanation will have you running for your old curtains.


Best New Products

Heavy Duty Tote from Husky – One of the best ways to organize smaller items in your garage, attic or basement is by combining them inside a larger plastic tote. The problem many times is finding one that big enough and tough enough for the “not-so-small” items. Husky’s solution is a 45 Gal. heavy duty, stackable storage tote for people who are serious about storage.


Products Mentioned in This Broadcast

Husky

Wet & Forget

Daich Coatings

RYOBI





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