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Are you flummoxed by the simple sink stopper in your bathroom sink? You may get frustrated when you push the rod down and the pesky stopper is unresponsive to your command to lift up and let the water flow from the sink. More often than not the most common complaint is when the control rod […]

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Each year, I see tip lists in newspapers, magazines, and now online, about how to lower heating costs. Usually the information in the lists is the same year in and year out. Most of the tips are great, but one thing is always missing from them. I'm going to share that with you at the […]

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If you've used regular pre-mixed drywall joint and topping compound that comes in a bucket before, then you know all about being patient waiting for it to dry. If it's humid, it can take well over a day for the initial taping or thicker second coat to dry. The issue is you need each coat […]

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I've made many a virtual friend over the years. Russell Morris is one from down under in Australia. He lives on the Gold Coast in S.E. Queensland. Russell works with wood all the time and he wanted to share this project he's just completing. I couldn't resist sharing it with you. After you read Russell's […]

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My ham radio buddy, John Haven - KC1AAG, emailed me a fascinating photo of a massive boulder while he was on vacation in southern California. It's a photo of the Giant Rock in Landers, CA.   I decided to share this photo with John's permission with my newsletter subscribers and have a fun game. One […]

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You may think it's too cold to wash windows, but it's probably not. Professionals wash windows in the winter unless it's bitter cold outdoors. There's no reason why you can't be outside if you just dress for the weather. You may not need to go outdoors if you have some modern windows that tilt inside […]

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Each day you've noticed your bathroom sink takes longer and longer to drain. Remember when the water used to race from the sink to the sewer and you'd hear that slurp sound as the last water races from the basin? In just a few minutes time and with a simple tool, you can get your […]

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You offered to host a party or family gathering at your house didn't you? All of a sudden that Honey-Do list has become the Aaaaaccckkkkk-Get-It-Done-NOW list. You've been putting off installing that gorgeous toilet seat for months now. It's been hiding in the linen closet for months. There's nothing to fear. Let's grab a few […]

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Thanksgiving and Christmas are bearing down on you. When I still was building and remodeling six days a week, I clearly remember how customers wanted me gone and out of their homes during this festive season. The stress level that accompanies turkeys, family, gift giving and parties is already high enough so the dust, plastic […]

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Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years are bearing down on you. Family is coming over. What about that cracked and crumbling grout in your bathroom or on your kitchen backsplash? No worries, I’m here to save the day for you! You can have great looking grout in just a few hours if you don’t have too […]

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