Today’s Homeowner Radio Show for September 19, 2015

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Here are some of the highlights from the September 19, 2015, Today’s Homeowner with Danny Lipford radio show.

Charlotte in SC
My kitchen faucet gets a green buildup around the spout base, leaks slightly when in use, and when I cut it off the water trickles to a gradual stop. This is the second faucet we’ve had installed that did this. I’m about to invest in a semi-pro faucet. How do I prevent this from repeating?

Rita in IN
I recently installed laminate flooring but I don’t know what to put around my fireplace which is curved for trim.

June in AR
I need a new roof, but not sure if I should go with asphalt or metal. Do I need the old roof torn off first? What about a radiant barrier?

Jonathan in CA
Hi Danny. I live in San Diego and I saw you on our morning program talking about a tailgating-style generator, but didn’t write down the name. Can you tell me more about it, please? Is it available in stores?

Waverly in TX
When using vinegar to prep galvanized metal for painting, do you rinse off the residue afterwards?

Carol in GA
I have places on my garage floor where the epoxy paint has peeled, specifically at the car tires. Can these spots be repaired and can I place mats over the places afterwards so it won’t happen again?

Scott in MO
I absolutely detest gutters and the constant maintenance associated with them. I have been researching ground gutters and was wondering if you have any experience with them. When I say ground gutters I’m meaning digging down about 18 deep and about 12 inches past the drip line on the roof line with a perforated hard pipe surrounded by 1 1/2 clean rock with a EPDM liner. It sounds very home owner friendly and fairly easy to install with some friends ( hint). Any thoughts?

Gary in PA
I have a brick ranch house with a back porch which already has a roof and cement floor. My question is, how far in do I place the stud walls so that when I add the plywood and vinyl siding that the finished addition wall will be even with the brick house wall?

Ben in LA
I had a new bath ventilation fan installed, but how do I make sure the existing mold is completely annihilated? Straight bleach or diluted?

Betty in AL
This GFCI outlet keeps tripping circuit breaker after 6 weeks of use. Do you know what would cause this?

Larry in CA
Time to replace 25+ yr. old fan. Small bathroom 6X8X8. About 364 CF. What size fan should I get?