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Mr. Manfredini, Our 35 year old home foundation is settling causing cracked walls, cracks in our brickwork, and trouble opening the front door. Permaseal suggested foundation supports for the front of the house. A foundation bracket is secured to the footing. Steel tubes are hyraulically driven through the bracket to competent soils or bedrock. Thereby the weight of the home is transferred through the piers to load bearing strata.This will cost us $20,000 plus repair for damage to our concrete, landscaping,etc. Do you agree with their fix? Do you know of any other companies that do this work so we could get a second opinion? We need help!
I really enjoy your show especially when you talk about cooking or any subject at all.
The woman who got on the air this morning by mistake was absolutly right! I can't speak for anyone else, but I tune in to hear Mr. Fixit, respomding to callers, not The World's Formost Authority. You are rude and often interupt others, You may think it is "charming" , but you it comes across like a big pain. I have listened since the start, but if things don't change, the end is near.
you are way off base…relax
LOU, YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY CORRECT. THE NEW WEBPAGE FOR GN SUCKS!!!!
I have stone tile floor where the grout has gotten very dark or "dirty" how can I clean or brighten it up?
This morning (2/1) I missed your telling how to take care of garage doors that stick. Could you please send me the information.
I listened to this broadcast and Lou explained that if you put chalk (Like the kind used to write on sidewalks) over the part of the ground that sticks it will prevent the garage door from sticking to the ground
I love it when you do your show from Woodstock with Willy the groundhog. I was born in Pittsburgh, Pa and it just so happens that I was born on Groundhog's Day. It's always fun to hear you give d.i.y. advice on Saturdays and I've been listening to you for many years. I hooked you up with Edward Hines Lumber Co's marketing efforts.when you were just getting started. Keep it up and thanks for the fun morning.
Hi Lou, I'm going to be building a new home. Can you give me 3 or 4 things I MUST do or have in new home. ie 60 inches of ice and water shield on roof. Thanks Lou…love you. Lori
Lou, please post the list of discounts available for senior citizens, I'm not able to locate it on the WGN page. Thanks so much.
Looking for the list of discounts available for senior citizens also.
I cant findv the list either. How can I like you on db. And btw wgn is going downhill .thank goodness for you and Steve Bertrand and dean Richards and sport central
Judy, you can find it on Lou's facebook page. Just google Lou's name. That's how I found it.
Lou, where can i get a list of reputable HVAC companies-i just need a cleaning and possibly athermocouple replaced. i live in the Aurora area
Love your show
Lou, On a fairly regular basis and this morning you have people call in with noise problems from the apartments above them. Check out Acoustiblok, an 1/8" rubber type material that they claim reduces more sound than 12" of concrete. http://www.acoustiblok.com I saw (didn't hear) their demo at a trade show and it works great. Love your show, Gary
I can’t remember the name of the shower cleaner you recomemded and is available at Ace.
It's called Wet and Forget.
Hi Lou. We are just back from a trip to the islands of Yap and Palau (go to the other side of the world and turn Right). While in Palau we seen an Ace Hardware and thought we would pass along a picture of their sign.
I'd love to send it to you…very funny. If you are interested let me know how I can do that.
I have a sun room attached to the back of my house and the door sticks depending on the season. In the summer when the ground is really dry the door sticks. In the spring the door opens freely. The hinges are mounted on a metal frame and the thresh hold is metal and is not adjustable.
The soil is mostly clay. The sun room was built by Four seasons on a foundation.
How can I stop the moisture of the soil stop effecting the sticking issue I am having with the door?
I was on hold for 40 min. this morning and could not hold on any longer. I have a quarry tile kitchen which is 26 years old and has been sealed several times. What can I do to strip the floor to the original state and then what can I use to seal it. Thank you.
Our 50 gal gas hot water heater sprung a leak! I know we should buy the tankless, but our house is 90 yrs. old with old plumbing- Since we plan to stay only a few more years what brand of gas water heater would you recommend? Thanks!!
Lou – I have an 80+ year old house, cinder block foundation walls, and a (cracked) old poured concrete floor. The floor leaked like a sieve during our Wednesday night / Thursday morning rainstorm, and I had 14 inches of water. I do not have a sump pump – I doubt it would have coped, and we have so many power outages I don’t think that’s a good long term solution. The cracking in the floor appears to be getting worse. What would you recommend, or where would I go for advice? Thanks
Lou – I have a 53 yr old 3-flat built and lived in by Talley Builders. The radiant heating system still has the original 53 yr old boiler, but I believe it's time to replace it. Though the pumps have been replaced several times, the present ones are over 10 yrs old and are making some strange noises. I've had several contractors interested in the job, but since the system is so unique, I'm afraid I might be someone's learning experiment. The radiant heat operates in the floors and ceilings. Would you be able to recommend someone truly experienced in radiant heating systems. My husband was a HVAC Designer Engineer, but is gone over 10 yrs and I want to do this right.
Couple weeks ago you interviewed a grass seed company that took a different approach to repairing and improving lawn. Can you give me any contact/website info for that company. thanks.
Yesterday, Saturday, May 18th, you were addressing a woman's sticky sliding refrigerator drawer.
1. Most refrigerator drawers do not have rollers. They just slide plastic against plastic. Only the real upscale brands have drawer rollers.
2. Using a wax or grease slide stick would not be the best recommendation as these compounds get thick and gummy when they get cold.
3. As experts with things that slide, we would recommend a spray dry lube with PTFE. Available at all hardware stores and home centers. Shake the can for at least a minute. It sprays on wet and drys to a slick dry teflon film.
Hi Lou, I can never get through to you on the radio. We live in Huntley and have mold growing in our 3 seasons room. We have the vinyl stacking windows, a mistake and it is growing up and down the groves. Can you recommend a company that will come in and clean it up. We cannot do it ourselves. I think the outdoor carpeting needs to be torn up also.
Thanks so much. We really enjoy your show.
I have been told that Milky Spore will kill grubs in my lawn and is safe for my pet, is this correct??
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