Today’s Homeowner Radio Show for June 27, 2015

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Here are some of the highlights from the June 27, 2015, Today’s Homeowner with Danny Lipford radio show.

Questions Answered on This Week’s Show

Priscilla in FL
I have some wood posts on my back porch that are rotting where they meet the concrete. Who do I call to repair this? A carpenter? A contractor? Not sure which direction to go.

Michael in AR
On an insulated window unit, why can’t holes be drilled into the EDGE of the unit to deal with the condensation?

Is it better to water my roses with standard irrigation and getting water on the leaves and petals or should I install a drip line irrigation?

Leonard in VA
I want to put down a new tile floor. The tiles we picked out are 20” x 20”. Can I use a standard thinset mortar?

Carlton in TN
I would like to install some masonry paver on top of an existing concrete slab. Can these pavers be installed without a mortar bed?

Is it possible to paint on old light fixture that is made of metal and plastic?

My home is on a concrete slab that has carpet on it, but I want to change it to something else. My concern is that there may be moisture coming from the concrete.

Nicholas in RI
I have a mahogany deck in my backyard and every year I have to power wash it and stain it. I was wondering if it would be easier and longer lasting to paint it instead of staining every year?

Mike in SC
I have blown insulation in my attic. I want to put spray foam in the rafters. Do I have to remove the other insulation or can I leave it?

Bradford in MI
I’m converting a large attic space over my garage into a bonus room. I’ll be using open-cell spray foam insulation in the ceiling area. I have two questions. Should I use the spray foam in the floor joists or would batts be sufficient? Also, do I glue down the subfloor and, if so, what would be the best glue to use?


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