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Leslie Ann, who lives in the land of the Buckeyes in Columbus, OH, needs to clean a teak table that's had lots of stuff on it.  She wants the BEST product, but doesn't want to shop online. Hmmmmmmm "What is the best way to clean a large teak table (used in the kitchen) that has […]

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If you’ve never worked with wet concrete before, it could be in your future. Many a comedy scene in a television show or movie has involved the soupy compound that magically turns hard in a matter of hours. Concrete is truly a unique building material and is used for countless things around the average home. […]

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Long Island was battered with record rainfall last week. It caused both physical and emotional damage to tens of thousands of residents and businesses. If you were one, I'm so sorry for your losses and can only now offer advice to prevent it from happening to you in the future. My college degree is in […]

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My guess is there are countless older homes within miles of where you live, many of them have ancient clay pipe sewer lines extending from the houses out to the city sewers. These clay pipes, with their mortar-filled joints, are notorious for allowing tree roots into the pipes. When that happens, the tree roots feast […]

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Every house, at one point in time, needs a repair made to a drywall or plaster wall or ceiling. To save money, you may have tried this and ended up cursing worse than a drunken sailor. Working with drywall compound has broken up many a marriage. I’ve finished new drywall for years and patched more […]

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If you're like me, you might be on a budget. Purchasing new kitchen cabinets could cripple your finances and put you into a real money pit with steep sides. Would you be shocked to discover you could transform the look of your kitchen for less than $150 and some medium effort on your part? All […]

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I’ve been a master plumber for nearly thirty years, but you don’t even have to have one day of apprentice school under your belt to be able to solder a simple joint in standard copper tubing. Successful soldering is just a matter of understanding basic chemistry and having a few very affordable tools. It also […]

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My guess is this summer you’ll be faced with some DIY project where you need to drill into metal. Steel is the most common metal you’ll find around your home and it’s not as hard to drill through as you might think. Rookie DIYers will usually make a few mistakes that can cause damage to […]

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Don’t fall victim to some of those home improvement TV shows you see on cable TV. Many make projects look so simple, and some even skip very important steps. You can get into trouble quickly staining wood if you don’t follow a few critical steps. Most of the time a homeowner like you that has […]

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