Charlie: Thomas from Brenham writes to us, “I have put tech shield on the west and east walls of my house. Do I need a moisture barrier outside the tech shield?” (more…)
CHARLIE: Jake writes to us from Katy. He says, “Tom, I’m looking at buying a lot and building a beach front house in Galveston.” He writes. He says, “I’ve always heard you say Hardie Siding is the thing, it’s the mac daddy of siding, but I’ve heard that Hardie is not the right choice on the coast because salt and sand wear the paint off quickly, and that vinyl stands up better.” I’m sorry, I’m trying play this straight here. “I’m looking to have this house be a rental house. Tom, what are your thoughts on the siding for it?” (more…)
CHARLIE: Kevin in Columbus says he’s replacing his Kinetico Water Softener that’s 20 years old.
TOM: 20 years old.
CHARLIE: But he wants to buy an online one for some reason and have a plumber install it. He has one to two people in the house, occasion … He says, I love this. I just noticed this in his letter. He has one to two people normally in the house, but occasionally 8 to 12. I’m looking for … Apparently he rents the house out for functions, but anyway, he’s looking at some online-
CHARLIE: Brands. He wants a plumber to put ’em in. He’s gonna enclose it out exteriorally. What is your advice for this young man? (more…)