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Last Build Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:03:04 +0000

 



Laminate Floor Over Concrete Mortar Bed

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 14:33:15 +0000

Laminate Floor Over Concrete TIPS Just Below                 Laminate Floor Over Concrete TIPS: Laminate floors must be on solid and smooth floors WATCH my Laminate Floor Video Series BELOW! Concrete is a solid base and excellent Use self-leveling compounds to make concrete smooth and level CLICK HERE to […]



Credit Card Skimmer Video

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 17:38:18 +0000

via GIPHY This is a video I put up to PROTECT my AsktheBuilder.com newsletter subscribers from credit card fraud. Always check. This is not complete protection as the electronic skimmer can be placed inside the gas pump in less than 40 seconds.



January 13, 2017 AsktheBuilder Newsletter

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 16:20:10 +0000

It's Friday! If you're retired, that's inconsequential. The rest of us know what it means! I just looked at the extended weather (WX) forecast for central New Hampshire where I live. Holy Tomato! You'd think it was early March! If the WX stays like this, the lake by my house will not freeze solid. Here's […]



Cast Iron Tub Repair

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 13:08:23 +0000

Cast Iron Tub Repair TIPS Just Below Cast Iron Tub Repair TIPS: Use Stain Solver Certified organic oxygen bleach to clean tub Clear rapid-set epoxy and matching paint works well Off-the-shelf products may work Do a small test first CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE& FUNNY Newsletter CLICK HERE to get FREE & FAST BIDS […]



January 10, 2017 AsktheBuilder Newsletter

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:44:34 +0000

Once again, there's lots to share. I'm having a BLAST going back and revising all of my past columns at the AsktheBuilder.com website. More on that in a moment. My oldest daughter Meghan, and her husband Brent, bought me an Amazon Echo Dot for Christmas. I LOVE IT. It's just a little bigger than a […]



Dresser Falls on Twins BOLT to Wall

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 14:37:34 +0000

You can see in the above video how the twins decided to climb up on the dresser to have some fun. The issue is that it could have ended badly with the one twin being suffocated or dying from a crushed skull. Children do die from these accidents, just read about it online from trusted […]



Water Leak Under Porch

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 18:13:35 +0000

DEAR TIM: I’ve got water leaking and infiltrating the underside of my front porch. My house is about ten years old. The porch has a roof over it with a decent overhang, but the floor system is regular wood joists covered with plywood. The contractor installed a waterproof layer over the plywood, then ceramic tile […]



January 8, 2017 AsktheBuilder Newsletter

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 13:38:16 +0000

I've got some great news for you. In fact, I'd love your input. A month ago, I was in California and had a meeting with a friendly competitor of mine, Don Vandervort and his son Kit. Don owns the website hometips.com. We were talking about how we could help one another, and Don suggested something […]



Brown Stains on Side of House

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 13:19:03 +0000

Brown Stains on Side of House TIPS Below                 Brown Stains on House TIPS: Cedar has natural preservative chemicals that dissolve in water Stains originate just above metal z-flashing Weather conditions before stain appeared are critical Carpenters installed z-flashing wrong Cedar was not painted on back and edges […]



Coal Fire on Titanic Sinks Ship No Way

Sun, 08 Jan 2017 21:05:47 +0000

There was a recent story floating around the Internet that a coal fire may have contributed to the sinking of the HMS Titanic. CLICK HERE to read one of the stories. I'm a master plumber, albeit not a PhD metallurgist, and am here to tell you that if you try to unsolder a fitting from a […]