Today’s Homeowner Radio Show for December 13, 2014

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Here are some of the highlights from the December 13, 2014, Today’s Homeowner with Danny Lipford radio show.

Questions Answered on This Week’s Show

Thurmond in KS
I’m trying to remove old sheet vinyl, but it keeps tearing and leaving a white paper backing behind. How can I get this up to put down new flooring?

Susan in IL
We live in an old farmhouse- part of the basement is still dirt- we have been exploring raising the house- to put in functional basement- we also had another thought- my husband has just been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis- the most effective exercise would be swimming- have you ever heard of anyone putting a swimming pool in a basement as a renovation project? We are not even sure if this is possible.

Dottie in AL
I have a decorative front door and noticed that there is Scotch tape on the glass. How can I remove this without causing any damage?

Beth in MN
I’ve got a real serious allergy problem. Do you think a room ionizer is a good investment?

Mike in SC
I want to add a significant amount of insulation in the attic. Can I build a floor truss system to hold the added insulation in place?

Irene in FL
My chandelier weighs approximately 35 lbs. Is it safe to use a heavy duty toggle bolt in a sheet rock ceiling where there is no beam available?

Krishino in MI
Can the granite transformation paint be used on concrete countertops and do I have to seal it afterwards?

Arelis in GA
I have a crawl space, but I don’t know how to locate the house main water line to shut off the water. Can you tell me how to find it? I called the water department and they want to charge $65.00 to shut it off from the street. I need to have it off to change the faucet. I don’t want to pay that, and I need to know how to locate it just in case of an emergency.

Carol in CA
The bricks on the wall look great, but the ones on the floor look like they have a thick layer of dust. I’ve tried everything I can think of.

Kim in FL
I’m building a house and I am using your dumbwaiter idea, I have a 24 x 24 ” space. Is this enough room? How much space does the one in the video use?

Barbara in PA
We recently had glue down wood floors put down in our living and dining rooms. The contractor used the glue like crazy and we are left with glue marks on almost every board. How can we remove the glue without damaging the wood?

Emma in SC
Our builder included a bath vent in the water closet, but should we also have one in the main area of the bath where the tub/shower is located?

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