Professor Knows Best

Professor Knows Best

Adam asks The Professor Sandy Ganz to sit in with him to help answer questions about thief-proofing your tools, and building a wine cellar.


Show Summary

Just after recording a CarCast together, Adam has Sandy join him for the latest installment of Ace on the House. The first caller wants to know how to thief-proof his tools, and Adam recalls the time his own tools were stolen. He and Sandy trade stories about their buddies Ray and Chris, and Adam talks with a guy trying to turn his basement closet into a wine cellar.

Another caller wants to rip up his carpet and lay down some laminate floor, so Adam and Sandy have suggestions for taking the proper measurements. Adam also speaks to someone whose floor is slowly sinking in, and another who needs help installing a heavy bag in his garage.

The last set of callers includes a guy who has issues with the copper pipes in his house. Adam and Sandy also discuss the advantages to going to a real tool store as opposed to Home Depot, and rant about the ridiculousness of paint color names. The final caller has paint peeling inside his house, and Adam and Sandy offer advice that will help bring him and his wife closer together.

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Show Credits

Executive Producer: Donny Misraje
Associate Producer: Katie Levine
Show Summary: Matt Fondiler
Web Engineering: Melanie de Jonge

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32 Responses to “Professor Knows Best”

  1. The Cake Boss
    2011/02/12 at 2:49 am #

    Sandy Ganz is a man utterly lacking in charisma. It really is a spectacle to behold.

    • ciga-Rhett
      2011/02/22 at 3:15 pm #

      The trolling is getting old, bro.
      I’m sorry something traumatic happened in your childhood, but therapy can help you move on so we don’t all have to see the same weak-ass insults from you every week.
      Leave the bitching to a professional, the Ace-man.

  2. snortburger
    2011/02/12 at 4:14 am #

    Nothing wrong with the Ganz..

  3. len r.
    2011/02/12 at 5:52 am #

    Love the Ganz, as for the ‘cake boss’, don’t you know this is a pie only zone!

  4. Stnuntrnd
    2011/02/12 at 5:53 am #

    Gallery Image #5 s/b labeled Floating Floor

  5. len r.
    2011/02/12 at 5:59 am #

    Hey, by the way guys, how about getting Ray, or Slock (steven) or Billy, or the other guys from the Adam Carolla Project on the podcast! Love those guys!

  6. Darren 420
    2011/02/12 at 7:26 am #


  7. Jim
    2011/02/12 at 8:25 am #

    The Cake Boss’s picture should be in the image gallery cause he’s a tool. Try a fresh piece of pie. Watch DWTS. Listen to Pops make sweet music with his trumpet. Ganz is a fucking genius, a true factor in what makes Ace broadcasting the phenomenon that it is.

  8. Hugh Gasol
    2011/02/12 at 8:52 am #

    Bring Ray in as a home improvement sidekick.

  9. Minesh
    2011/02/12 at 12:31 pm #

    Love the podcast. Any chance you can get The Adam Carolla Project released on dvd?

  10. L
    2011/02/12 at 2:28 pm #

    this podcast is unlistenable…mediocre advice at best and after he tells you what to do he makes fun of you for not knowing what he is talking about and insults your ability to complete the job…lame

    • Clarke
      2011/02/12 at 3:37 pm #

      With these questions there are right and wrong answers. Carolla give the right way to do it, and not just a quick fix. As for the making fun, he is a comedian, that’s why we listen….you douche.

      • L
        2011/02/12 at 4:17 pm #

        but the comedy has stopped being funny…don’t get me wrong, I have been a Carolla fan since the man show years, it just seems like he has run out of funny and is now just insulting people about things they don’t know anything about…

  11. L
    2011/02/12 at 4:18 pm #

    I actually think he needs a vacation…seems tired and burnt out

  12. nathan
    2011/02/12 at 10:29 pm #

    Hey Ace. We’re still waiting for those pictures of the new studio.

  13. L
    2011/02/13 at 3:59 am #

    thank you for agreeing with me…glad I’m not the only one

  14. Miguel
    2011/02/13 at 7:01 am #

    I love Ganz and Carolla, if you don’t like it, don’t listen!

    • L
      2011/02/13 at 1:45 pm #

      I love Ganz and Carolla too…thats not what I am trying to say…this particular podcast needs to be reworked and Ace needs to take a vacation

  15. SDC
    2011/02/13 at 1:57 pm #

    Exactly! i agree with Migulel, if you don’t like the advice or the comedy don’t fuckin’ listen!

    The show is great no matter what, good days or bad days,good guests or bad guest. it doesn’t matter. this show and his daily show beat most everything out there podcast wise or broadcasts by the ‘Big Boys’

    Ace rules

  16. man-aizzz
    2011/02/13 at 6:35 pm #

    Enjoyed the podcast Sandy and Ace. Good advice as well.
    Get it on!

  17. Josh
    2011/02/14 at 10:10 am #

    Hey Ace,
    Love the podcast. Don’t take any more calls. They are really bumpy. Check out the Handy Guys podcast and use a show model similar to theirs. Make a specific topic to cover for a show and do email questions that apply. I would love to see some product demos, how to videos and easy project videos. Have Ray & Ozzy do some videos. How about looking for a sponsorship from Hitachi or someone and highlighting a specific tool on every show and demonstrate proper use and safety. Get it on.

  18. Brian
    2011/02/14 at 10:12 am #

    Love this new podcast. Not sure why people are bashing it as not being funny. It’s plenty funny and informative. My only complaint is the episodes are too short. Ace man always eats up the first 10m or so complaining (good stuff don’t stop!) and then we only get 3 or 4 questions. I would love to see it go to 1.5hrs.

  19. Brian
    2011/02/14 at 10:13 am #

    I like what Josh said too.

  20. Chad
    2011/02/16 at 11:32 am #


    BRAD NAILER- Cordless or Pneumatic? I am in need of a brad nailer that can handle nails long enough to hang some crown, window casings, etc. Should I invest in one of the newer cordless models or should I go with the traditional pneumatic route?

  21. Dustin from BC
    2011/02/16 at 7:45 pm #

    Completely agree with Josh above, Adam and guest-du-jour always have a great flow that usually comes crashing to a halt with a stumbling phone call. Not judging anyone, I’d probably come across like a fumbling moron too trying to describe a complicated reno situation, hard to convey your thoughts concisely in a 15 second burst.

    Love the show, but please do more listener emails. Always a better discussion.

    And hey, what ever happened to Norm Abrams from way back on PBS? Not sure if he’d be a cool guest or a complete snore fest, but would be interesting to find out…

  22. Jerry
    2011/02/16 at 10:06 pm #

    Put Ganz on all of the house episodes.

  23. Derek
    2011/02/19 at 12:00 am #

    Use Toggle Bolts! haha

    • ahcast
      2011/02/20 at 11:01 am #

      I’m glad someone got it!


  24. Ian
    2011/02/22 at 5:16 am #

    Ganz is the man, Cake is for inbreeds.

    I would also like to see calls replaced with emails, over the phone stuff always gets fumble-y.

  25. Comptonius
    2011/02/23 at 3:02 pm #

    Love the ‘cast. On this edisode Hector had an 800 sf house and added another 1,200 sf. his issue was cracking of the drywall and the glass brick. he said that the addition was built on extra wide footers due to the presence of expansive soils. I think this is the root of his cracking issue, the wider footing (he said 24 inches rather than 18), lessens the load on the footing and allows the expansive soil to move it around easier. he needs narrower or interupted footings that would increase the load on the footing and resist the earth movement. He should get a geotechnical engineer and/or structural engineer to design a fix and install it before things get worse.

  26. Kevin
    2011/02/23 at 9:11 pm #

    I think I’m in love with blaster girl , she has personality plus.

  27. Be Seen on TV
    2012/05/12 at 3:25 am #

    I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed reading Professor Knows Best | Ace on the House I will certainly come back to read future posts. Be Seen on TV UK

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