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Lisa, who lives in hilly Columbia Heights, Minnesota, - perhaps that's why her town has *Heights* in it, has lots of storm water running into her garage. Let her tell you about it: "We have a sloping backyard, which causes storm water run off to come down and turn the corner into our garage, it […]

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Seyla Pen, who lives in southern Maryland, is a shade-tree mechanic. To be more accurate, he's trying to install a professional car lift in his garage. Let him tell you: "I saw a video that you posted on YouTube about the importance of steel wire mesh in concrete and so I decided to contact you […]

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Rosie Palau, who lives in Sarasota, FL the home of the best sugar beach sand in the USA, has a big problem in her home. I know how to solve it! "My landlord had a new roof put on the house last December. 2013. All was well until we put the air conditioner on late April […]

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DEAR TIM: I purchased a used teak outdoor table from the online classified ad website Craigslist. It was a great deal, but it needs some tender loving care. How do I clean it? Should I just pressure wash it? After cleaning it, how should I protect it or can I just let it weather to […]

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Sean Kelliher, who lives in Readington, NJ, reached out with a compliment and a question. "I'm an avid reader of all your tips and you've been a great help to some of my projects.I'd like to add a porch swing to our existing porch and have a question.  I searched your website and found an […]

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Bruce Laybourne, who probably eats lots of Skyline Chili and Aglamesis Mocha Chip ice cream, is scratching his head over two bids for putting a stamped concrete overlay on his patio. Let him tell you. "We have a concrete patio - 570 sq. ft.  We had two completely different estimates on how to make it […]

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Dawn Coleman, from Munford, TN, is about to install a new blacktop asphalt hot top driveway. But she doesn't feel good about the estimate she received. Let her tell the story. "I currently have a gravel driveway and want an asphalt driveway installed.  The contractor quoted me a price for $2980.00 but is NOT going […]

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DEAR TIM: I've had it with power outages here at my home and I've decided to get an electric generator. I've got several complicating issues. For starters, my budget is tight. Second, I want this generator to be multi-purpose and take it on family picnics and camping trips. The generator needs to be quiet. What […]

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Sara, who lives in Elgin, IL, has an issue that plagues hundreds of thousands of homeowners. Let her tell you all about the water that runs down her basement walls in a heavy rainstorm. "Hi Tim, I have viewed through your Q&A and videos. I have brick veneer in front of my house and only […]

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Barb Koehler, who lives in Moultonborough, NH, is facing an expensive re-roofing project. I have a feeling she has the same decroted pieces-of-crap shingles on her house that I have. Read this: "Tim, We have a failed twelve-year-old asphalt roof.  We're currently looking at an expensive removal/re-roof job.  The shingles were changed to less oil […]

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