Today’s Homeowner Radio Show for May 28, 2016

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Here are some of the highlights from the May 28, 2016, Today’s Homeowner with Danny Lipford radio show.

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Bob in PA
I tried cleaning my sink with Zap. It didn’t work, so I tried lacquer thinner. Now I have a pink discoloration that won’t come out. What can I use to clean this?

Eliana in CA
How close the planks of a wooden fence should be when they are first installed?

Wanda in KY
When we use the tub, it leaks down into the room below, but there’s no leak when we use the shower.

Joseph in NY
I’m pulling my hair. I have small speakers (10lbs) that I would like to hang on a concrete block wall. I would like to use bear claws screws but they seem to be for sheetrock walls. Can I use plastic anchors with them or is here a concrete screw that I can screw directly into the wall to hang them?

No Name in MS
I believe our contractor used muriatic acid to clean the epoxy grout in our shower. The grout is yellowed and will not clean up. Is there a way to test to see if he used muriatic acid?

Sue in NC
I just bought my house been in it for about a month. The floor in the kitchen and dining room are vinyl. This was put down before I moved in and now it’s wavy with ripples in it. How do I fix this?

No Name in IL
We built our house back in the 1990’s and only had about 6” of insulation put in. I know I need more, but I really don’t want to cover up the wiring. Can I just spray insulation onto the rafters?

Betty in VA
What do you think of the on demand water heaters and are they really worth the cost? I only have electric available here and would have to rent a propane tank and pay for propane and have the heater installed and here there are not many installers. I’m not sure how many years we plan on staying here, maybe another 4 or 5 years.

Audry in MS
My sink stopper has fallen into the drain and I can’t get it out. I’ve tried scissors even! I just don’t want to have to call a plumber.

Jason in AL
I have an antique glass top table…there are numerous scratches on the glass…is there any way to safely remove these scratches?

Magda in FL
I gave away my cactus because they told me it adds humidity, is this true? My apartment is very humid even though I use a dehumidifier. I miss my cactus and would like to have them again.

Virginia in MO
We have white vinyl and black vinyl shutters. They have been on the house 27 years. We power wash the siding every year and it still looks good. The black shutters have faded quite a bit. Can we take them down and paint them. If so is there a special paint we should use?

Doug in AL
We recently had a new shadow fence installed in October 2015. I would like to know the best way to stain it. I’m using a water base tinted stain and have over 200 running feet of fence.

Dan in OH
I am installing a 6 ft. wooden fence. Should I waterproof the buried portion of the pressure treated wood posts?

Eileen in MO
How can I remove rust stains from my concrete porch?

Linda in FL
Termites have been discovered beneath tile flooring that used to be a back porch (now enclosed). My question is whether the entire tile floor should be removed or just the part where termites were found?

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