June 25, 1989 |
Hardly anyone buys a new roof because he wants to. One does so because he is forced into it by an old roof that is wearing out and possibly beginning to leak. When the time comes--about once every 15 years for the average asphalt (or composition) shingle roof--you should certainly make the most of the "opportunity." Don't automatically replace your old shingles with exact copies of the old ones. Spend a little time investigating options that include the actual style and construction of the shingle, as well as colors.
May 9, 1993
In your article headlined "Face Lifts for Aging Pools," (April 4) the statement, "If the application of the material isn't perfect, the Inter-Glass material can eventually delaminate, or peel away from the sides of the pool," is erroneous. Inter-Glass is a specialty fiberglass pool and spa coating and is a registered trademark of American Chem-Tech Inc. Inter-Glass is not to be interchangeably with the generic term fiberglass. Inter-Glass is installed using a patented application process that helps prevent the delamination sometimes found with other fiberglass products, even those from companies who claim to use the so-called "new technologies.
April 13, 2004
Re "Mad Dance on the Water" (April 6): My friends and I paddled plastic Hollowform slalom kayaks in the early 1970s. I was a neophyte, but some of my friends went into new areas of the river and did outrageous tricks in plastic kayaks. These places and tricks would be impossible in a rigid fiberglass kayak. All of this happened before commercial outfitters and whitewater shops opened along the river in Kernville. Ken Rogers Beverly Hills
HOME & GARDEN
February 6, 2010
Celebrated as one of the pioneers of midcentury biomorphic modernism -- objects based on living organisms -- Vladimir Kagan has long been a designer with a futurist streak. At 82, he is still hard at work, posts on Facebook and Twitter and even writes his own cheeky blog at vladimirkagan.com. One recent post featured his photos of, and ruminations on, urinals and sinks. Kagan recently premiered his first works in fiberglass: a crescent-shaped lounge chair, above, and an anvil-like ottoman made with the help of Ralph Pucci International, which also manufactures fiberglass mannequins designed by fashion designer Anna Sui, Parisian interior decorator Andrée Putman and fashion illustrator Jeffrey Fulvimari.
January 10, 1999
Gesundheit Marinara: A New Mexico man has smashed the world record for blowing spaghetti out his nose with a 7 1/2-inch effort recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records. Kevin Cole took the title at a December competition when he bested the former world champ by 2 inches. Cole, 24, said he uses his tongue to push the pasta to his nasal passages. "Then you just blow," he said. "It's just like blowing your nose. " His noodle of choice is Ronzoni No. 8. Bizarre New Year's Mascot Debuts: New York may have the Times Square ball, but only Port Clinton, Ohio, has the falling New Year's fish.
January 13, 1989
Forty firefighters battled a blaze at a Pacoima warehouse about 45 minutes Thursday night before putting it out, authorities said. The fire at the Accent Insulation Co. building in the 9300 block of North Remick Avenue near Branford Street was reported at 8:41 p.m., said Greg Acevedo, a Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman. Part of the one-story building's roof collapsed in the fire, Acevedo said.