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DEAR TIM: I’ve got water leaking and infiltrating the underside of my front porch. My house is about ten years old. The porch has a roof over it with a decent overhang, but the floor system is regular wood joists covered with plywood. The contractor installed a waterproof layer over the plywood, then ceramic tile […]

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Brown Stains on Side of House TIPS Below                 Brown Stains on House TIPS: Cedar has natural preservative chemicals that dissolve in water Stains originate just above metal z-flashing Weather conditions before stain appeared are critical Carpenters installed z-flashing wrong Cedar was not painted on back and edges […]

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DEAR TIM: I was on vacation before Christmas visiting relatives in southern California. I love outdoor plants so we visited a place called Huntington Gardens in Pasadena. There I saw the most unusual patio and sidewalk paving. Never before had I seen such beauty and thought it was fake. Different small stones that were different […]

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Bruce asked me the following question: "When water and ice is installed, should it be adhesive backed and should it be on the bare sheathing?" At first I was going to give my standard response, but I thought this would be an excellent teaching moment. I say this because each day I get many similar […]

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Tim Carter hires Todd to make seamless gutters. He shows you how EASY it is! You use flat aluminum to start and make it go through a fancy machine. The machine bends the metal at the rate of about 2 feet per second. You can insert any painted aluminum flat coil stock to get whatever […]

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DEAR TIM: My wife is begging me to install a patio. The issue is she hates the interlocking cast concrete brick and they seem to lose their luster and color in a few years. Plus, they look too perfect she says. She want’s me to create a brick patio that looks like it’s been down […]

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I tested the Yardmax YW7565 Chipper Shredder in November of 2016. Over the years I've owned several different chipper shredders so I felt as if I could evaluate this machine quite well. The bottom line is it's a great machine. Here's the top reasons why I feel this way: It's well built. I didn't observe […]

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I had the distinct pleasure to test the Yardmax 35-ton full-beam log splitter in November of 2016. Having used many different types of log splitters, including a sledge hammer and wedge, I felt I could give an honest opinion as to how well this massive tool works. The bottom line is it's unbelievable. I've owned […]

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DEAR TIM: I work at a smaller municipal airport and need your help. The concrete inside some of the plane hangers is crumbling at the straight lines where one giant slab of concrete touches up against another slab. There’s a metal strip in between the slabs if that makes a difference. What’s the best way […]

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