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I've been doing this newsletter since 1997 is my best guess. I can't tell you when I sent out my first newsletter. One of the biggest mistakes I've made in the Ask the Builder journey is not keeping a journal or diary. That one line from the movie Field of Dreams that old Doc Graham […]

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If you're a new, or newer, subscriber, then you've got no idea about what's going to happen this issue. Every now and then I share an amazing new product with you in a fun and challenging way. Today's one of those days. I'm VERY EXCITED about this new product because it's a game changer. It's […]

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I don't have much time. I need to scoot out the door in about 35 minutes. This is FAST. I've been CRAZY BUSY with some amazing new revised columns for you. The tips in these are astonishing. I'm just going to give you links below and no descriptions. I don't have time for that. The […]

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Long lasting concrete repairs depend on bonding the new patch to the old concrete. Concrete crack repairs depends on the weather. If you have a large concrete driveway repair, you should pin the patch.

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This afternoon I'm going on a hike with my youngest daughter Kelly. We're doing a fairly easy hike up to the top of Rattlesnake Mountain just north of Squam Lake. It's really more like a big hill. It should be a good time and my guess is it will be crowded as it's a fairly […]

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Can you believe we're almost finished with January 2017? Holy potato! Small Engine Reminder!! Just after sending this to you, I'm going to go up to my shed and start my lawn mower and my walk-behind string trimmer. I'll also briefly start my gas-powered pressure washer. You need water passing through it to cool it […]

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My website revision project is moving along quite well. Yesterday, I spent the entire day going back through all of the columns I've revised in the past two weeks and made some subtle formatting changes. The changes were for the better! It'll be interesting to see if you can tell what I did. I was […]

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I've got lots of revised columns for you below. I'm having a good time doing this project. Why, you might ask? For years, I've known that lots of the information I've discovered the hard way working on countless jobs is still trapped up in my gray matter. This project is giving me a chance to […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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