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Have you dreamed of flying like a bird? Some ultra-light aircraft are not so safe. Gliders are attractive because there's no engine thus no noise. But traditional gliders must be towed up into the air by a real airplane. What about human-powered gliders with real wings that won't collapse like an ultralight? These videos may […]

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Teresa Schenck has a rotten wood threshold at her home in Bettendorf, Iowa. Here's what she sent me: "As you can see, this piece of wood at my back door is rotting. It is about 1.5-2 " wide, and maybe 6-8" deep. My deck is also there. I am replacing the wood decking. I want to […]

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DEAR TIM: Over the summer I ripped up the old boards on my deck and replaced them with new pressure treated boards. Now that they've had time to dry out, I'm about to stain the deck but I've discovered that a handful of boards are already splintering and cracking. This is really disappointing especially since […]

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In this 3rd of 5 videos, Tim Carter shares the Davinci Roofscapes Single-Width Slate system in this video. He also shows just a few of the 50 different colors the synthetic slate comes in. Davinci Roofscapes is a roofing product that will not fail like asphalt shingles. Asphalt shingles, for the most part, have become […]

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DEAR TIM: It's 3:00 AM and I'm wondering how I'm going to resolve an issue in a few hours with a tile installer. First, the shading and color of all the tiles doesn't match. In the photo I sent, the one I circled is what the tile at the showroom looked like. Many others have […]

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My guess is it's in your home. Not one place, but several. The first place I'd look if I was a guest is behind your shower curtain. Then maybe I'd look over your shoulder as you open your refrigerator. If I was an appliance repairman, I'll bet you've got it in your washing machine too. […]

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DEAR TIM: My relatives want to repair failing decorative iron columns and short stubby brick pillars that are part of a front porch on a home that's about 100 years old. A giant section of the house overhangs the front porch and I'm certain the decorative ironwork is helping to hold up the second story. […]

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DEAR TIM: I live in a condo with an attached garage. The current garage door insulation is rated at R-4. Even with that it's cold in the winter and hot as Hades in the summer. Local companies have given me estimates to increase the insulation by installing a new door. This would cost over $1,000. […]

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Mary Christy is trying to save energy in her Seminole, FL home. But in doing so, she's created a problem with flickering LED bulbs. Here's the timeline of events at Mary's house: "Hi, I have had recessed lights in my kitchen for about ten years since house was built. I have replaced the bulbs with LED's. Several […]

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Terri Williams has a perplexing dilemma with dirty kitchen floor tiles in her Baton Rouge, LA home. Allow her to give you the story. Tell me in the comment section below if you picked up on the most important clue she shared in her description. I believe I know exactly what's going on. Let's see if […]

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