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On Saturday morning November 12, 2016, I was getting ready to pack up my car to leave Cincinnati, OH. I was at the Embassy Suites hotel in Blue Ash, OH, a northern suburb of Cincinnati. When I walked to the car in the parking lot, I immediately saw it leaning and knew the right rear […]

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DEAR TIM: I’ve read about electric floor heating and wonder if it will really do the job. Growing up I lived in a home that had electric coils in the ceilings of the rooms. The house was never really comfortable so I’m skeptical of the claims of the radiant floor mat manufacturers. If they do […]

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I had the distinct pleasure to test the Yardmax 35-ton full-beam log splitter in November of 2016. Having used many different types of log splitters, including a sledge hammer and wedge, I felt I could give an honest opinion as to how well this massive tool works. The bottom line is it's unbelievable. I've owned […]

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DEAR TIM: I’m remodeling my bathroom and want the WOW factor when I see it each day. Regular square tile seem so boring. What would you suggest to create a look that will put someone’s head on a swivel when they see it? What are the best practices, in your opinion, when it comes to […]

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DEAR TIM: I’ve got a choice to make about my new home. The builder is giving me an option as to going with a poured concrete or concrete block foundation. There’s not a huge difference in price, but I’m more concerned about the durability and strength over the long run. If you were given a […]

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  You may not have seen this romantic movie, but the beginning part of this scene didn't make the final cut. Pay attention to what Rose says starting at 2:31. If you grasp what she says and begin practicing it as she did by looking at the photos on her nightstand, you'll discover the true path to […]

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DEAR TIM: I work at a smaller municipal airport and need your help. The concrete inside some of the plane hangers is crumbling at the straight lines where one giant slab of concrete touches up against another slab. There’s a metal strip in between the slabs if that makes a difference. What’s the best way […]

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Here's a fun short quiz and I guarantee you'll discover something new about plumbing around your home. Be sure to SCROLL to the top of the page after you CLICK SUBMIT. When you do that, you'll see a link to View Your Score. You want to do this because the next screen will have HANDY LINKS […]

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Ruth Ann, who lives in Lincoln, MA, wrote to me about grab bars. Here's what she had to say: "We are installing safety bars in our tiled bath, tile over rock lath plaster (1927). The installer plans to use wall anchors, not toggles or into studs. He insists this will hold,, been doing it for […]

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Dan lives in Norwalk, CT. He emailed me overnight and needed immediate help. His question was so good, and I happened to have a photo I took three years ago, that I decided to publish it. Here's what he sent: "Wondering if Behr Textured Deck Over stain would be recommended on a freshly sanded 24-year-old […]

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