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Here is cool set of sockets that have a handy tilt feature for getting into tight spaces. This is a 3/8" drive, but comes with a 1/4" shank adapter. If you want to have a set of these after you watch the video, CLICK the link just below the video. See the image of the […]

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DEAR TIM: I've tried and tried to get traditional wood-fiber pegboard to work. No matter what I do, over time the holes in the pegboard enlarge, the hooks and hangers get loose and everything is a mess. What's more, I'd like a little color in my workshop other than brown. I've seen metal pegboard and […]

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David from Longford, Ireland, wrote me with a fascinating question about building an outdoor barbeque. He's wondering about the correct brick to use. "I'm building a DIY bbq and need around 40-50 bricks. I was in Homebase and they have red paving slabs at 49c each, which is the price I was hoping to spend. Other shops have […]

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Zhou (Joe) Yuan emailed me today with a fascinating question about his new home under construction that has a walkout basement: "I'm building a new house in Pittsburgh PA. This is my first home and I've been learning many aspects about building a house to make sure mine is well-designed before the builder breaks the […]

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Bill Curtis, who lives in Concho, AZ, emailed me with a fascinating situation: "We have a barn that we installed 8 roof turbines.  Four blew off, mangled.  Company sent 4 more, we now only have one left on roof.  We get 50 mph winds alot, micro bursts that hit over 100 mph often.  Should we […]

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Here are two pipe wrenches representing Ridgid's 75 years. One's a 10-inch and the other is a 14-inch wrench. They're in mint condition and have NEVER been out of the foam casing. They've never kissed a pipe. The plumber in your life will love these. Or maybe you're simply a tool collector. I have no […]

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I received this as a gift at one of the last Sears Editors Conferences that were held. I should probably keep it, but you'll enjoy it  more than me. The sockets are 22-carat gold plated. They're 3/8-inch drive. Each socket has a different logo that matches what was used in that year or time period. […]

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DEAR TIM: I've got a 5 foot 6-inch tall wood privacy fence with very little gap between the vertical wood pieces. When I built the fence I used 4x4 posts in between the wood panels. The posts were buried 2 feet down and surrounded by concrete. I come home from work or wake up and […]

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Anne Sluder, who lives in a condo with noisy neighbors below her in St. Petersburg, Florida, asked me the following question: "What product do you put down under laminate floor to block noise for the unit under you, when you're installing flooring in  unit  on second-floor of condo building?" This is an easy one!! Anne, […]

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Ruth Hendrickson, who lives in Lincoln, MA wrote to me with a very fascinating question: "My wood frame house built in 1927 has wood shingles outside and plaster over rock lath inside. No wall insulation. Probably balloon construction. Is it safe to put insulation in the walls, or will I get water vapor condensing in […]

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