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Remington Electric Leaf Blowers Recalled by MTD Due to Laceration Hazard Name of Product: Remington electric leaf blowers Hazard: The blower’s impeller can break and strike the operator during use, posing a laceration hazard. Remedy: Replace Consumer Contact: Remington toll-free at (888) 848-6038 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.mtdproducts.com and click on Product Recalls […]

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Troy-Bilt Electric Leaf Blowers Recalled by MTD Due to Laceration Hazard Name of Product: Troy-Bilt electric leaf blowers Hazard: The blower’s impeller can break and strike the operator during use, posing a laceration hazard. Remedy: Replace Consumer Contact: Troy-Bilt toll-free at (888) 848-6038 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online atwww.troybilt.com and click on Recalls under the […]

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Want a head-start on this column's subject? Click to watch this quick video on pocket door components. DEAR TIM: The house I grew up in had magnificent pocket doors that disappeared into the walls. In several rooms, the two doors would slide out and meet one another so the two rooms could be closed off […]

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DEAR TIM: I know you’ve answered others about how to restore damaged concrete. That’s not my issue. I must pour a new sidewalk, driveway and patio and I want it to last. I don’t want it to spall. I don’t want it to crack if possible, and I want it to be maintenance free so […]

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DEAR TIM: I’ve never had great success filling cracks in stained wood surfaces. I’ve tried different wood fillers and the crack looks the same or worse after the repair. When I use some fillers before I stain the wood, the stain is blotchy around the repair. I’ve just about given up. Is there a magic […]

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