Scrape, Sand, Prime & Paint

Scrape, Sand, Prime & Paint

Adam tells the story of how he got into carpentry, and gives advice on fixing your cabinets and building a garden shed.


Show Summary

At the top of the show, Adam thanks everyone for contacting us with your great questions. Logan reads an email from someone who found out they have high levels of Radon in their house. Adam talks about the ‘black mold’ scare from back in the day, and suggests some ways to check if it’s a legitimate concern. He also responds to an email about building a garden shed, and suggests buying something that is pre-built.

Going to the phones, Adam takes a call from Napa and talks to a guy about his Shop Teacher Dad whose name happens to be Mr. Birch. The guys also talk about working with plaster and trying to repair some holes. Adam then takes a call from a female who is trying to redo her cabinets from the 80s so they don’t look as aged. Later, Adam warns of the dangers of routers, and helps a guy fix a leaking toilet in his 2-story home.

Adam is asked to share his thoughts on the show ‘This Old House,’ and he says that they do ‘exquisite work,’ even though it’s boring if you’re not into the show. The caller also asks Adam to talk about how he got into carpentry, and Adam explains how he got involved. The last caller has a question about Romex wiring, and Adam suggests calling in external help, since re-wiring the house is a major job.

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Show Credits

Executive Producer: Donny Misraje
Associate Producer: Logan Moy
Show Summary: Matt Fondiler
Web Engineering: Melanie de Jonge

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15 Responses to “Scrape, Sand, Prime & Paint”

  1. frank
    2011/06/11 at 3:46 am #

    Radon, at levels over 4 pCi/L, can cause lung cancer, says the epa. Why risk it? Radon is a radioactive particle that travels through the path of least resistance in air and water. If your test is higher than 4 its worth the couple hundred to seal up and reroute the gas above the living level.

  2. Hugh Gasol
    2011/06/11 at 8:52 am #

    He who dies with the most tools wins.

  3. Higgs
    2011/06/11 at 3:45 pm #

    Love the show Aceman but who the hell pours a foundation for a shed? Just pour some footings or lay down some pavers to level the frame and it will be fine. Make sure it’s up off the ground about a foot. Place cinder blocks underneath the joists in any spots that are spongy and go opposite corners to make sure it’s square and then cross-brace it. Don’t be a pussy, build a big shed. At least 6’x8′ and once it’s finished the very weight of the shed will anchor it against even in the biggest typhoon imagineable.

  4. Jim
    2011/06/12 at 5:40 pm #

    Great show, thanks Aceman!!!

  5. Drew
    2011/06/19 at 7:29 am #

    To the guy who calls in at 27:00 minutes who says he goes to youtube for old loveline clips:

    Listen to the Get It On Podcast, Adam’s superfan Giovanni arranges hours of loveline together and it’s a beautiful thing. There’s an episode where Adam and Ty Pennington compete and take home improvement questions

  6. Mark
    2011/06/22 at 6:51 am #

    Adam had one idea for fixing a hole where a towel bar pulled out of the wall by filling the hole with some kind of industrial strength foam. I would recommend a cheaper, faster fix: fill the hole with spackle and put a wooden or metal plate spanning the hole to the other side of the towel bar. Screw the plate into studs and then attach your towel bar to the plate. You can do it cheap with galvanized sheet metal or fancy with routed wood, but it will not come off the wall when are doing bathroom calisthenics as he described it. Love the show, Adam!

  7. Corporal G
    2011/08/04 at 7:52 am #

    The guy calling about Romex actually had nob and tube wiring and not old thick wall emt. He’s gonna need to replace all that with Romex…which is typically yellow. It’s not cost effective to run emt throughout the house except maybe a couple trunk lines for convenience for future wiring.

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