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Jennifer Brown, who lives in Panama City, FL, purchased a new home that's got some serious plumbing issues. Read this: "We purchased a new home about a year ago and have had non-stop plumbing issues. After months of the plumber coming out and telling us there was no problem, it was discovered that one of […]

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DEAR TIM: I'm now retired and starting to attack a huge list of projects. One of them is building a simple shed and I have no clue how to cut and create a simple roof rafter. I know it can't be that hard, but I'm confused. Surely you've cut your share. What's the process and […]

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Raimond Cheung was working on his brick steps at his house in Rego Park, NY and got stumped. Here's his question: "My old brick step is falling apart.  I took a few bricks out and found they have no holes.Can I re-use those old bricks?  I know new bricks have holes and good for mortar binding. […]

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Maurizio Magnani was perplexed after visiting a public park in Duarte, CA. Here's what he wrote me: "I would like to build a river rocks assembly I saw at a nearby park. See the photo below. The rocks are bonded together by some kind of bonding material which is placed in the back of the […]

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This video provides a side-by-side test of two Briggs & Stratton engines. Wait till you hear the new one! The newer engine has the Quiet Power Technology that produces 65% less noise and less vibration. The two engines tested were close in size. The newer engine was quieter then the old one. That's a fact!

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Here is cool set of sockets that have a handy tilt feature for getting into tight spaces. This is a 3/8" drive, but comes with a 1/4" shank adapter. If you want to have a set of these after you watch the video, CLICK the link just below the video. See the image of the […]

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DEAR TIM: I've tried and tried to get traditional wood-fiber pegboard to work. No matter what I do, over time the holes in the pegboard enlarge, the hooks and hangers get loose and everything is a mess. What's more, I'd like a little color in my workshop other than brown. I've seen metal pegboard and […]

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David from Longford, Ireland, wrote me with a fascinating question about building an outdoor barbeque. He's wondering about the correct brick to use. "I'm building a DIY bbq and need around 40-50 bricks. I was in Homebase and they have red paving slabs at 49c each, which is the price I was hoping to spend. Other shops have […]

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Zhou (Joe) Yuan emailed me today with a fascinating question about his new home under construction that has a walkout basement: "I'm building a new house in Pittsburgh PA. This is my first home and I've been learning many aspects about building a house to make sure mine is well-designed before the builder breaks the […]

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I received this as a gift at one of the last Sears Editors Conferences that were held. I should probably keep it, but you'll enjoy it  more than me. The sockets are 22-carat gold plated. They're 3/8-inch drive. Each socket has a different logo that matches what was used in that year or time period. […]

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