Assess The Risk, Then Get Back Into Bed

    1. Designer Nicole Sassaman joins Adam and Ray for a podcast about high-rise designs, basement bars, and rock fireplaces.

Show Summary

Adam and Ray are pleased to welcome Nicole Sassaman to the podcast. The guys talk about Nicole’s career as a builder and designer, particularly her focus on high-rise properties and her work with the Las Vegas residencies. The group then responds to a video question about finishing a basement bar, and an email about blocking sidelights. They also answer an email question about popcorn ceilings. After Just the Tip, the show wraps up with two calls about a rock fireplace, and water pipes banging in the walls.

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  • Andy

    Water hammer.

  • Joymachine

    Good jokes today Ray. I got those couple burns you got in. You made me laugh out loud for real two times to Adam’s one.

  • Chris from Lakeland, FL

    Emailer with the ceiling peeling: scrape off the loose material until you get to material that feels OK. If the drywall looks iffy from water damage, then put in a patch. Make sure any leak is taken care of. Mask off the walls near that corner, and get yourself a container of texture patch. The one you need is called “Orange Peel”, not popcorn. Practice on a piece of cardboard. cover the floor beneath it, as it can drip. This stuff works:

    Put it on a little heavier over the bare drywall and feather it lightly over the existing orange peel. You may have to paint the ceiling to match the color, so take a piece of the stuff you scrape off (at least 1 inch square), to Home Depot or wherever and they should be able to make you a decent match for a quart of paint.

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