It’s getting colder and we’re heading into sweatshirts and jeans weather, football, beautiful fall colors, and all the other great things that autumn brings. But with the dropping temperatures raise a lot of questions about exterior painting: when is it officially too cold to paint outside? We’ve got the answer to that and much more in this episode of the RepcoLite Home Improvement Show!
Show notes for episode 023:
How many times have you been brushing your teeth and spit the toothpaste in the sink, only to find that the drain is clogged and the water refuses to drain? Yuck!
We tackle how to unclog a drain, before you call a plumber. And Dan gets the chance to talk about his favorite plumbing tool; a sink auger. The consensus is that he likes it just because it pulls some of the most disgusting looking things from drains!
- Assuming you have 4 sides of the house to be painted, take each side separately and find the square footage. To get this, take the length of each side and multiply by the height. Add square footage for 4 sides together.
- Subtract windows, doors, and anything else that won't be painted with the body color.
- Divide remainder from step 2 by 350-400, depending on surface to be covered. (Ex. 2500 square feet÷350=7 gallons. You would probably need just a bit more; maybe just a quart more.) This is for one coat.
- Make a prioritized list with help from everyone in the household
- Clean refrigerator coils
- Clean dryer (we covered this on Episode 8)
- Install a new toilet seat (we thought this was absolute brilliance! Why didn't WE think of that?!)
- Replace furnace filter
- Clean air conditioner (we covered this on Episode 5)
- Locate and mark main water shutoff
- Locate electrical panel (it might not be where you anticipate)
- Check smoke and CO detectors
- Make sure sump pump works
- Live in your home for a year before making major changes
- Make one room a retreat
- Meet your neighbors