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Smokey Film on Car Windows TIPS Film comes from plastic off-gassing Will come off with soap and water Streaks mean you did not clean it well Wash twice and rinse well - clean glass in shade not direct sun CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! Vicki Mead, who resides in Jonesboro, Arkansas, […]

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Condensation on new windows makes homeowners angry. New windows are not supposed to get wet inside. But new windows often seal air leaks and a tighter house means elevated humidity.

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Brick Window Sill Leaking TIPS Leak-proof brick sills are ones that have flashings under them Hard to retrofit existing brick sills Use thin bendable stainless steel for best flashings - SEE BELOW Solvent-based silane siloxane sealer could help stop leaks CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! DEAR TIM: After noticing some bubbled […]

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Whitewash Fireplace DIY TIPS Use real whitewash, not paint - paint is for losers Real whitewash is hydrated lime and salt - SEE RECIPE below Do a test area and add dry pigments for color Keep brick wet before applying whitewash CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! I’m departing from my usual […]

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How To Drive Finish Nails TIPS Nail sets are what pros use to countersink finish nails Match nail set to finish nail head size WATCH finish nail videos below Power nailers prevent beauty marks CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! DEAR TIM: I was helping my boyfriend install some wood trim this […]

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Metal Pegboard Hooks TIPS Metal pegboard is far superior to old sawdust-and-glue pegboard Hooks never come out of metal pegboard Many colors available to match your flair Countless hooks and accessories available CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! DEAR TIM: I've tried and tried to get traditional wood-fiber pegboard to work. No […]

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DEAR TIM: My ten-year-old house developed some cosmetic cracks in the mortar. I got some bids to have tuck-pointing work done and nearly gagged when I looked at the cost. I’m wondering about using a special caulk I found that’s made to repair mortar joints. It contains fine sand so it’s textured and the color […]

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The Loretto Staircase is surrounded by an air of mystery - who built it and why is it still standing. But the Loretto Chapel Miracle Staircase is subject to the same laws of physics as any staircase or circular staircase.

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