Shit Never Rolls Uphill

Shit Never Rolls Uphill

Adam discusses insulation, concrete, voltmeters, and why he doesn’t actually hate people.


Show Summary

Adam admits to hating his days as a carpenter, but he’s more than happy to share his wealth of knowledge with you, the listener. The first caller has a house from the early 1900s with an addition added in the 70s. He can’t get through for the insulation, and Adam offers some alternative advice. He also talks to a caller who wants to know about tankless water heaters.

Dave from Denver has a problem with crumbling concrete, and Adam compares shopping for concrete to getting a shitty haircut. He also talks about taking fan pictures, and the lady who thought he hated people. Adam then speaks with a caller with a knob and tube wire question, and explains the difference between fuses and breakers.

The next caller is toying with the idea of creating a vaulted ceiling, which Adam loves. He says it’s going to be a messy job, but explains the many benefits of having it. Adam also addresses a question about a pet-lovers podcast, and answers questions about cheap flooring alternatives and voltmeters. Wrapping things up, Adam talks to a guy about remodeling his basement, and suggests the help of one of our sponsors.

Show Credits

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

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20 Responses to “Shit Never Rolls Uphill”

  1. big jim
    2011/03/19 at 2:17 am #

    Can you get Ed Begley Jr to be co-host? After all, he’s been to the mountain! And came down with an orbital sander! Not a belt sander! Nothing cheap about it!

  2. Stnuntrnd
    2011/03/19 at 10:57 am #

    Adam Carolla,

    Why did you make the unkind remark about Starving Students moving company during the Taylor Moving commercial? Have you personally had any bad experience with Starving Students?


    • Stacey E
      2011/03/19 at 7:37 pm #

      Didn’t Drew Pinsky tell a story about someone he knew who was basically ripped off by those people? I remember a story like that on some podcast I heard, where the person told a story about them holding their stuff in the truck until they paid them over and above the amount the contract stated. That they were just going to drive off with their belongings in the truck. That they’re basically just scam artists. That they’re dicks on wheels. That sort of thing.

    • zapoli
      2011/03/22 at 8:27 pm #

      Yeah, I know someone who used them. They gouged up an expensive wood headboard and refused to pay for the damage. Not cool.

      • zapoli
        2011/03/22 at 8:30 pm #

        Just to be clear. I was referring to Starving Students, not the other outfit. Taylor Moving is salt of the earth, no doubt.

  3. clip
    2011/03/19 at 6:41 pm #

    good stuff

  4. Ryan
    2011/03/19 at 9:58 pm #

    Love the show! I would ask if you could turn up the volume of the callers? In order to hear what they are saying I have to crank the volume and then the Aceman’s mic is just boomingly loud. Other than that this podcast has been a real lifesaver and a great source for home improvement ideas! Keep it up aceman!

    • ahcast
      2011/03/20 at 4:36 pm #

      We just purchased a new phone system. We set it up after the show was recorded, but hopefully it will get online for the next one. Sounds much better too!


      • ryan
        2011/03/21 at 7:09 am #

        YOU RULE!!

    • Watson
      2011/03/21 at 1:24 pm #

      Me 3

  5. Chris
    2011/03/21 at 6:42 am #

    Love the show Ace. BTW, I listened to a newer loveline and it was unbelievably bad. I’m not sure how that steaming POS is on the air still without you.

  6. Tony
    2011/03/21 at 10:14 am #

    Rebar in the center of a slab does nothing. There are no bending forces along the centerline of the slab. You need the reinforcement at the bottom of the slab where the tension is the greatest, but you need to have it a couple inches off the bottom so it stays in the concrete. That’s why it’s tough to reinforce a 4″ slab.

  7. Josh
    2011/03/22 at 6:13 am #

    Need to get Eric Stromer in there ASAP!

  8. Jordan Lightfoot
    2011/03/23 at 8:00 am #

    Love the show. Roller girl? Lol

    • Matt
      2011/03/29 at 7:17 am #

      Love me some Roller Girl!

  9. Not you
    2011/03/29 at 2:01 pm #

    OK someone has to say it. The whole rant about 19th century and 1900’s being confusing is (say it with me) RE-TARD-ED come on Aceman year 0-99 would be the the 1st century so 100-199 becomes … wait for it… that’s right the 2nd century. Good next week we’ll learn that bird’s go tweet.

  10. Ric
    2011/04/17 at 10:27 am #

    If this hasn’t been said….adam might have suggested blown in insulation, it couldn’t hurt.

  11. Colonel Duke LaCrosse
    2011/05/11 at 7:59 am #

    Welded wire fabric works great for just about any type of slab. Just make sure you put down a quality vapor barrier below it.

    Love the show, Adam. I’ve been a fan of yours ever since Loveline. No one else on Earth has a repertoire of analogies such as yourself.



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