I had some great questions this week
and I wanted to share them with you. They inspire me and I hope they
do the same for you. If you have any questions, you can reach me by
phone at the San Antonio store or email me through the website-
click on the “Contact Us”.
Now to the email….
Question: I remember reading about
ceiling fans in your article and thought, my ceiling fan is working
just fine. Well the next day, my 15 year old fan pooped out. So
what should I be looking for in a good fan? I want a 52 inch fan
with a light kit. I know you said something about blades and now I
can’t remember what that was.
Answer: When shopping for a ceiling
fan you want to know 3 important things, warranty, pitch of the
blades, and how many capacitors. You want at least a 12 degree pitch
on the blades, to keep you feeling cool, a motor big enough to push
those blades and a lifetime warranty on that motor. You want the fan
to be quiet, so you want a capacitor on each speed to do that. Any
fan that you look at should have all these things listed on the box.
If you buy a fan just for price, it might turn forever but you will
never feel any cooler underneath it. And in South Texas, you need a
good ceiling fan. Regency makes a quality ceiling fans and you can
look at their website on
. They make interior and exterior fans. If you have any questions,
give me a call.
Question: We inherited some older
black painted iron patio furniture that has some rust showing on the
feet. The tables are flaking and starting to rust too. I want to
stop the rust and repaint and tables and chairs. Thank you for your
Answer: Take care of the rust with
Rust Cure. Just spray the rusty areas, and in a hour wipe off
the oily residue. In a couple of days the rusty areas will have
turned gun metal grey and be completely cured. They will never rust
in that area again. To remove the paint, use the
It’s environmentally friendly and has very little odor. It does a
wonderful job of removing several layers of paint all at one time.
Soy Gel on with a sponge brush, and let it work for
several hours. Soy Gel does the work , not you. When you can push
Soy Gel with your finger and see metal…just wash
it off and you will be ready to paint. You could use Rust Scat
Enamel or any spray paint for metal.
Question: I have a sliding glass door
in my house that we can hardly open and close anymore. So we just
don’t use it. We just had a door company come over to give us a
bid on a new door, and well let’s just say that doors have
increased in price since I bought this door. So I am wondering, do
you think there is any way that I could fix this door myself? It
opens to a lovely patio, and I would like easy access instead of
using the door from the garage.
Answer: Clean the track with a little
paint thinner on a rag. Usually there is so much dust and dirt in
the track that it causes the wheels to stick. Once the track is
clean of debris then lubricate the track with
Tri Flow. It’s
an aerosol that will not attract dust. Use the little straw to get
into the little parts of the track and slowly lubricate the whole
track gently moving the track to get the
Tri Flow into the
wheels and complete track.
Question: I have this one sprinkler
head that is near my driveway and my new driver in the family
constantly runs over it. So I have had to replace it many times. Is
there anything that will protect that sprinkler head until my new
driver gets better at maneuvering the circle driveway?
Answer: They make a concrete donut
that fits around the sprinkler head and that will protect it from a
car tire. You know the reason we have them? Because I used to do
that at Mom and Dad’s house- and Dad being the great guy, never
mentioned it. We just started carrying these Concrete Donuts.