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Last night while helping my wife Kathy get dinner ready she said, "I saw one of your peers on a national news morning show today." "Really? What was he showing?" "He was talking about these caulks where you can actually caulk your window to the frame to stop air leaks. Evidently in the spring you […]

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DEAR TIM: The granite countertops in my kitchen seem to be moving away from the wall or at least they are moving around a bit. The attached picture shows the results. The house isn't even one-year old yet. Is there a way I can secure the granite to keep it from moving? Or, is something […]

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DEAR TIM: My wife and I wanted to remodel the dated fireplace in our living room. We recently put down hardwood floor around a raised brick hearth. I’ve since removed the raised hearth and we’re putting down ceramic tile. The trouble is there’s now a recess in the floor where the hearth was and how […]

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Did you read the book Shoeless Joe? You should. It's the basis for the Field of Dreams movie. It's very close to the movie - or should I say the movie stays very close to the book. One of the tearjerker scenes in the movie is when Ray is talking with the ghost or image […]

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You may not be aware of the extreme danger in deep frying a turkey. Watch this video and don't make the mistakes you see here. Here's the short list: Do NOT overfill the kettle. Do NOT fry next to a building. Do NOT fry in a building, garage or shed. Do NOT try to put […]

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Did you see the movie Home Alone? One of the best parts in the movie is when Kevin is in church and finally has a talk with the scary old man who's his neighbor. It turns out the old man is not scary. What's more Kevin discovers that he's really just sad. Kevin gives the […]

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Tim Carter shows the different ways to cut and fasten Davinci Roofscapes Single-Width Slate. Synthetic slate is durable, much lighter than real slate and it looks as good or better than slate. This is a virgin polymer roof that can last generations. The DaVinci Roofscapes product is much lighter than real slate, but only a […]

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DEAR TIM: Pieces of granite tile countertop edge at my kitchen sink have fallen off. None of the pieces of granite have been damaged or cracked. I need a simple fix to reinstall the tiles. Is there a way to do this so the tiles will stay attached to the wood substrate for years and […]

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DEAR TIM: I have an unusual narrow roof valley against a dormer where snow builds up, turns to ice and then leaks into my house. The shingles look fine, so I’m wondering if the water is coming in through some wood siding that forms one side of this roof canyon. That’s what I call it. […]

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