Mold Needs A Publicist

Mold Needs A Publicist
    Adam and Ray discuss the Oldhafer Grandparents, the days when you had to search the yellow pages for specialty tools, and how to remove nicotine stains from your mirrors.


    Show Summary

    At the top of the show, Adam talks about the floating chunks in his coffee, and he and Ray agree that eating mold isn’t so bad. Adam also relishes the day that he learned urine was sterile, but is disappointed that the sinks in his own house are not the right height for peeing into. After a video question about removing nicotine stains from a mirror, the guys respond to an email about too much oak in the kitchen. Later, Ray gives a tip about removing driveway stains, and the guys talk to callers about wood rot, specialty tools, and removing a strange siding on the exterior of your home.

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    Producers: Matt Fondiler & Gary Smith
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3 Responses to “Mold Needs A Publicist”

  1. Chris from Lakeland
    2014/04/05 at 4:03 pm #

    Calder, Ace and Ray are right. Maybe try to polish the glass in the mirror. There are just about only two liquids that will eat glass and you made one of them. You used TSP and the P is phosphate, which with water could make a strong Phosphoric acid. The only acid I know of besides that one that will etch glass is Hydrofluoric acid.

    Bummer, man. Nobody means to etch glass during a clean-up process.

    • Steve
      2014/04/06 at 6:33 am #

      I went back and looked up the glass etching issue, found this:
      Seems to be some limited situations where phosphoric acid in a household product would etch glass, but it is certainly a possibility.

      Your note on hydrofluoric acid is a good one to remember, that is the stuff to look for if you wish to intentionally etch glass.

  2. Everett
    2014/04/07 at 7:57 am #

    Hardwood floors laid directly on joists with no sub do in fact exist. Even with floating head joints but usually it’s really old 3¼” heart pine and each head joint lands on a joist.

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