Don’t Sweat the Details

Don’t Sweat the Details

Adam explains the difficulty of hanging doors, and the potential danger of asbestos. He also helps a guy trying to build a kid’s ball pit in his basement.


Show Summary

First up is an email regarding an issue with their galvanized steel pipes. Adam suggests they hire a specialized plumber for this type of work, and try to get an idea of how long the new pipes will last, how long they’ll guarantee it, and how much it will cost. Logan then reads another email from someone who is trying to figure out what to do with their old asbestos tiles. Adam gives important advice regarding asbestos safety, and jokingly suggests it may actually make your kids smarter.

Jumping to the phone lines, the first caller has rotted out ‘Freedom Doors’ and wants to know how to best replace them. Adam then talks with someone trying to replace their old washing machine, and Adam suggests subscribing to Consumer Reports for the latest reviews on which products to purchase. The next caller is trying to replace 7 different doors with 7 matching doors, and Adam explains that hanging doors is an extremely advanced job, and will likely cost him a lot of money to repair.

In the last segment of the show, Adam talks to a caller who keeps hitting their car against the back wall of their garage because it appears to be sliding forward. Adam suggests a number of ways to repair the problem, then wraps things up with a caller trying to build a McDonalds-style ball pit in his basement. Adam suggests purchasing an above ground pool before attempting to build something himself.

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Show Credits

Executive Producer: Donny Misraje
Associate Producer: Logan Moy
Technical Director: Chris Laxamana
Phones/Researcher: Gary Smith
Show Summary: Matt Fondiler
Web Engineering: Melanie de Jonge

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16 Responses to “Don’t Sweat the Details”

  1. Brad
    2011/06/03 at 10:54 pm #

    Hey Ace/Donny/Logan whoever’s reading this, How would ace feel about getting some of the people from the Adam Carolla project as guests to talk about their specialty? Ray/Ozzie on bathrooms and plumbing, Steve on electrical etc. I think Chris would probably be a good help too since he’s a contractor

    Anyway thanks for this podcast, Ace. I think I listen to it even a little more than the main podcast

  2. weskanloa
    2011/06/04 at 4:26 pm #

    Listening to this explains why the Harvard Business Review is a sponsor. I would have never thought of using an above ground pool as a ball pit. Mostly because I’ve never thought of having a ball pit, but that’s beside the point!

    That guy should be able to buy a walk in oven like Kimmel and the German’s have, if his wife so badly wants to create the Chuck E. Cheese atmosphere at home.

  3. mnoswad1
    2011/06/05 at 10:53 am #

    Even better, use an inflatable pool that has rounded bouncy soft sides.

  4. zen
    2011/06/06 at 12:20 pm #

    “… in comic books…” Genius Adam, pure genius!

  5. Dan
    2011/06/06 at 1:25 pm #

    What about buying a prehung door? Did I miss why this guy was trying to re-use the door frame? The prehung doors are only a few bucks more then a slab.

  6. Scotty T
    2011/06/07 at 12:24 am #

    As someone who got too deep in a Utah house built in 1897, PEX is great. You can rent that crimper cheap and buy it even cheaper. As such, I’m paying people who know what they’re doing to put the pretty touches on my handywork. Do it your self. Figure out the Pex crimper, and get creative. It is easy, and reliable, and easy… almost fun. Can’t wait for Adam to mess with Pex. Everyone will have water!

  7. george
    2011/06/07 at 7:41 am #

    how do you email the show? i’ve got a home improvement question and can never catch the call in times.

  8. zapoli
    2011/06/09 at 6:05 am #

    When hanging a door, always — always — leave it to the professionals, or it will most certainly end in tears.

    Half-assed asbestos abatement, lead-paint removal, gas-line installation, or electrical repairs, on the other hand … just dive right in.

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