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Debbie Foley has a question about her cedar potting table that's stored outdoors all winter in Pickerington, OH. "I have a cedar potting table that must remain outside over the winter.  What should be done to care for it over the winter? Should it be covered and if so what should we use to cover it?  […]

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Cliff  C McDonald Sr., who lives in Jacksonville, Alabama, had a great question. It's right to the point: "Can you catch a disease from raw sewage running on top of the ground?" Cliff, you bet you can. If you follow the international news after any huge natural disaster like a typhoon, hurricane, earthquake, etc. you'll […]

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DEAR TIM: I've got numerous cracked ceramic floor tiles and my wife wants them replaced. I'm very lucky in that the builder and previous owner left extra tile for just this reason I suppose. I've never done this before and feel like a lost ball in the high weeds. Can you guide me through the […]

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About a month ago, on November 14, 2014, I received what I thought was a pretty funny email. It was from an anonymous person named "Florida". It was submitted via the Ask Tim page here at the website. Florida said he/she lived in Londonderry, NH. Florida had filled out that he / she was between […]

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About five years ago, the lake next to my house, Lake Winnisquam, froze almost like this. The ice was as smooth as you see in this video, but it was thicker and you could see to the bottom. However, it wasn't as CLEAR as you'll see below. This is simply amazing and must have been […]

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Donna Hirsch wrote to me about her bathroom faucet handles. You'll love this: "Hi Tim, I have a minor problem in my bathroom with my sink faucets. Take a look at the pics. The handles on my hot and cold water used to be straight out at 90 degree angles (now the faucet runs at […]

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Tom Grote, who lives in Ivoryton, CT, has an unpleasant experience when he starts a fire in his fireplace. It's not a smoking issue, it's a sewer smell. Read what he sent me: "I live in a two-story colonial with a bathroom and fireplace on the first floor. Every time I have a fire in the […]

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Basil Pallone lives just south of me in Sudbury, MA. But he's got a problem with his older home he's trying to improve. Here's what he wrote to me: "I recently installed spray foam insulation in the attic of my two story colonial home, built in 1968.   Since I installed the spray foam insulation, the windows […]

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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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DEAR TIM: Well, now I've done it. My newlywed wife has lost all confidence in my home improvement skills. She wanted me to install a dimmer switch in our dining room and now the chandelier only works half the time. There are two switches in the room that control the light. They worked fined before […]

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