Taboo Advice

Adam talks about installing a safe behind a painting, redoing the outside of a hot-tub, and sings along to one of his favorite theme songs.


Show Summary

First up, Adam answers an email about installing a safe behind a painting. He also responds to an emailer who is looking to redo their backyard to something more BBQ friendly. Adam then sings along to the latest going-to-phone music, and jumps to your calls.

The first caller needs advice on whether he should buy, or build, an island in his kitchen. Adam also helps a caller looking to replace the wood paneling on his hot tub, and offers advice to keep kids from slipping on the tile floors. Later, he talks with an electrician about how to deal with clients, and warns people to stay away from garage door repair if you don’t have a contractor. The show wraps up with Adam taking a call about tearing up the carpet and replacing it with painted concrete.

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*Note: Apologies for the audio pops, still learning how to use the soundboard…

 


 

Show Credits

Executive Producer: Donny Misraje
Associate Producers: Matt Fondiler & Gary Smith
Audio/Post-Production/Show Summary: Matt Fondiler
Technical Director: Chris Laxamana
Phones/Research: Gary Smith
Web Engineer: Melanie De Jonge


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  • Sluggh
    Reply

    In front of our ears, Matt is dialing it in!

  • Sluggh
    Reply

    Adam discovers the hip sash. Nice.

  • Chris
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    Nice photo of the back side of T1 11…..

  • Tom Anderson
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    Great show this week. Wish I heard that advice years ago while considering a floor finish. Good point on the garage door install and I may have a kitchen Island project in my future. Very useful episode for me.

  • Chris from Lakeland, FL
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    Har!@ Chris!

    Seattle Bill, the stamped concrete would probably work, but you have zero clearance under your doors to be adding thickness to, plus you want to be able to use it, in a comfy fashion. Here’s my suggestion, as somebody that is constantly moving in and out from decks to patios, carrying foods or drinks. Just a suggestion.

    Get a BIG outdoor doormat that covers the door openings, plus some extra at both ends; the extra is where you kick off shoes/ put on shoes. You need a table next to where you do the shoe thing, to put down food or drinks. Cover the rest of that concrete with a sheet of replaceable astroturf, or something also soft and replaceable, so you and your guests can wiggle your toes on a nice, soft surface that you can blow off or hose off. I think that will work and you are not going to jackhammer down that concrete to get it lower, before you add over a half inch of mortar and tile. Put an interrupting surface next to the doors, where people stop to doff shoes, not a trip-hazard of tile or added concrete.

    Just a suggestion; I know Adam hates astroturf, but this is a one day, $100 solution to making that area more useable. Cut out the area around a grill, plus a foot or so, to eliminate fire hazard, even better if it’s near a corner, to make it easier to hose off. Wiggly toes and a divide between the house, one day, a hundred bucks.

    • Phil
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      Thanks for the advice man.

  • Jim
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    From the inside, cant really tell if thats T1-11 or not? Matt really doesn’t get this does he? At least Donny has an excuse.

  • Jim
    Reply

    Thanks for another great show Aceman.

  • John Hails
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    Here’s another suggestion. Have a concrete guy with a large masonry saw cut grooves into the concrete to replicate the appearance of tiles. I’m talking a grid maybe 24 Inches by 24 inche. The grooves are about 1/4 inch deep. Then stain the concrete “tiles” and you can fill the groove with mortar to give the appearance a real tile job or leave the grooves open. Because of the cracks I would try to go with a more rustic coloured stain effect.

  • Kevin V
    Reply

    Nice work Matt, keeping up with the aceman. Garage doors installers are huge scams

  • Chris
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    BTW…cheap in-wall safes available at AMAZON, aceman…

  • Phil
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    Thanks for the advice guys. I’m Phil who emailed in about the concrete slab. I like Adams suggestion but it’s pretty pricey. The astro turf sounds good.

    Whatever I do, I’ll send it in to the show and see if he’ll post the new look.

  • Keith
    Reply

    Aceman: ID = inside diameter and OD = outside diameter. It only refers to things that are round like holes, pipes and tubes.

  • Steve
    Reply

    Oh, I thought this podcast was all about Taboo 2. Dang.

  • cul mobile
    Reply

    very nice blog thx for post.

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