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Jackie wrote to me: "I have a dishwasher that is not secure in its spot.  If I pull both trays out at the same time it almost tips over.  While I had a plumber here for something else I had him look at it and he said it needed to be secured with screws into […]

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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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DEAR TIM: The granite countertops in my kitchen seem to be moving away from the wall or at least they are moving around a bit. The attached picture shows the results. The house isn't even one-year old yet. Is there a way I can secure the granite to keep it from moving? Or, is something […]

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DEAR TIM: Pieces of granite tile countertop edge at my kitchen sink have fallen off. None of the pieces of granite have been damaged or cracked. I need a simple fix to reinstall the tiles. Is there a way to do this so the tiles will stay attached to the wood substrate for years and […]

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Mary Christy is trying to save energy in her Seminole, FL home. But in doing so, she's created a problem with flickering LED bulbs. Here's the timeline of events at Mary's house: "Hi, I have had recessed lights in my kitchen for about ten years since house was built. I have replaced the bulbs with LED's. Several […]

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Terri Williams has a perplexing dilemma with dirty kitchen floor tiles in her Baton Rouge, LA home. Allow her to give you the story. Tell me in the comment section below if you picked up on the most important clue she shared in her description. I believe I know exactly what's going on. Let's see if […]

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Dion Kennard lives in the Bahamas. The land of milk and honey sea and surf and humidity. Here's his story: "When we built our house we had a local contractor build our kitchen cabinets and prepare and install our counter tops. They are 1/2" thick Formica sheets in a dark stone color. Unfortunately he polished them […]

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Mario Gonzalez is suffering from a hot mobile home in San Diego, CA. He's probably so hot he can't make the connection between his hot home and his car. Here's what he sent: "I've noticed that my mobile home gets hotter during summer than the outside temperature. I feel the hot air that builds up […]

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Randy King needed to update an older kitchen in order to help sell his house. Here is his story. Be sure to check out the photos below. "Rehab of a 1950's ranch.  We wanted to add some wow to our project, and we know the best place to do that is in the kitchen, so […]

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