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AsktheBuilder.com founder, Tim Carter, is also a master plumber. He shows RARE video of plumbing vent pipes in an attic and walls before they disappear forever behind drywall. Carter installed the vent pipes for this plumbing himself in a new home in central New Hampshire in the winter of 2016. He talks about the importance […]

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DEAR TIM: We are about to remodel our master bath and have a round stained glass window over the current tub. We want to remove the tub and have a large shower put in it's place. I would love to keep the stained glass but, as it is not energy efficient, would like to have […]

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Sometimes I get the most interesting questions. Like this one from Joe Naymik who hails from Cleveland, OH. Joe wrote, "Is it possible to use a product like a driveway sealer (black top) to seal the plywood on a roof?  I want to use that like ice guard before I install my roof.  It is a lot cheaper […]

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You may not know this, but among other things I'm a master plumber. Yeah, the Ask the Builder founder is a plumber too! I've been one for over 35 years and during that time I've loved installing waste, vent and water supply lines. As you might expect, I've used beefy corded right-angle drills for decades to drill […]

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DEAR TIM: I’m in the planning stages for building a new home and I don’t want bounce in my floors. My last home felt like a trampoline yet it was built to code. My new home is going to have a massive kitchen with a giant island that will have a 10-foot by 5-foot solid […]

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Tim Carter shows you step by step in this four part video series how to repair wood rot and SAVE hundreds and thousands of dollars. Go to: Wood Rot Repair Tips and Products Carter reveals an amazing wood fortifier product and a two-part wood epoxy that can be sanded, stained, and painted. After the fortifier […]

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Tim Carter shows you step by step in this four part video series how to repair wood rot and SAVE hundreds and thousands of dollars. Go to: Wood Rot Repair Tips and Products Carter reveals an amazing wood fortifier product and a two-part wood epoxy that can be sanded, stained, and painted. After the fortifier […]

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Tim Carter shows you step by step in this four part video series how to repair wood rot and SAVE hundreds and thousands of dollars. Go to: Wood Rot Repair Tips and Products Carter reveals an amazing wood fortifier product and a two-part wood epoxy that can be sanded, stained, and painted. After the fortifier […]

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Tim Carter shows you step by step in this four part video series how to repair wood rot and SAVE hundreds and thousands of dollars. Go to: Wood Rot Repair Tips and Products Carter reveals an amazing wood fortifier product and a two-part wood epoxy that can be sanded, stained, and painted. After the fortifier […]

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DEAR TIM: I’m about to buy a digital multimeter to troubleshoot all sorts of electrical issues around my home. I’ll be blunt. Do you own one, and if so, which one? What do you like about the one you have? There seems to be a huge difference in these handy devices and I’m very confused […]

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