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Tiernan O'Rourke was painting a window at his home in Athy, Ireland. The trouble is he proceeded to get paint on the window's weather stripping and then closed the window. Here's his full report: "Hey Tim, It's great service you have here and even better if you can help 😉 I've made an annoying mess of […]

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DEAR TIM: My husband and I are in the initial planning stages of our new home. We have several interior hallways and I'm not able to visualize them looking at the plans. My fear is they'll be like tunnels and resemble the giant bowling alleys I walk down when walking to my room in a […]

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Ron wants to pour a concrete patio and wonders about proper support so it won't crack. He's doing this work in cold Fonthill, Ontario Canada. Here's what he told me: "We had our basement (block) waterproofed from the outside one year ago and have sandy soil. The area we are looking to do is 10 x […]

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Greg is helping his mom sell her house in Corona, CA. But the laundry room sink is rusty and it needs a minor repair before the For Sale sign goes up. Here's the story: "Mom has a laundry room in the house, with a cast iron sink in a cabinet next to the washer. The cast […]

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Steve is going to tackle a fence project in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. But he needs to a calculator to tell him how much material he'll need. Here's what he has to say: "Do you know a website or program I can use that will tell me how much material is needed to build a fence? […]

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Dick Anderson is a motivator who lives in Darlington, WI. He took issue with a past column of mine that discussed the challenges a DIY person faces when building their first log cabin. STOP now and read my past column titled Dream Log Cabin Challenges before you read Dick's comments below. After reading Dick's comments, please […]

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Paula Lange has a slippery shower floor in Carmel, IN. The shower base is cultured marble. Let her tell you the rest. "I have a cultured marble shower floor with slightly raised pattern ( supposed to make it not slippery).  It is very slippery. No bathmat will stick because of the pattern. I have been looking […]

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Yesterday, everyone in our family received a very, very sad text from my oldest daughter Meghan. She now lives in central California with her amazing husband Brent. Their youngest cat, Hector, went missing over a week ago. Meghan found him yesterday and sent all of us the following text message. She was unable to call us […]

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Donald Cameron lives across the pond in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. He's got an interesting question about periodic gravel driveway maintenance. "Hi Tim, I have a gravel driveway, shared with my immediate neighbour. We have typical traffic - two 4x4s, two saloons, LPG delivery lorry 8 times a year etc. The service piping for LPG gas, septic […]

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