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David Cox has a drone with a GoPro camera on it. He's also got a leak in his wood-framed chimney. Even though the shot could have been a little closer in this video below, it only took me about three seconds to locate the problem. This is an EXCELLENT example of how technology can help […]

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Amy, who lives in the quaint city of Martinsburg, WV, is creating lots of angst at her local Home Depot and Lowe's stores. Here's why: "I have not been able to get a clear answer from Lowe's or Home Depot about when a door may need to be re-stained or repainted (and how). I've been […]

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I became an Ohio licensed real estate salesman in February of 1975. I was 23 and very wet behind the ears. My broker was a wise man named Harry Cafeo, and he owned a company called CCC Realty located on Harrison Avenue in Cheviot, OH. Within ten years, I passed the test to become a broker […]

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Posted on January 20, 2015 On October 7, 2014, I flew to Los Angeles with my youngest daughter for a week of vacation. We were staying at my good friend Russell's house and he has a special connection to Disneyland. My daughter had never been there, so the morning of October 8th, off we went for a […]

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A Colorado handyman / remodeler had a run in with a LED flashlight. He put it in his mouth so he could have two hands free to look for a tool in his SUV. It was in his mouth for 30 seconds before the explosion. That's an important clue. I think a bunch of his […]

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Dylan, who hales from Southampton, England in the UK, has an issue with grout in his toilet. "I have a clump of grout in my toilet bend which a dumbhead tiler poured down my toilet last night and it's set. What is the best way to remove it? I have a grout remover and was thinking […]

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DEAR TIM: My exterior doors have leaded-glass inserts that I don’t feel are insulated well. I’m confused as I can’t feel the leaded glass because it’s sandwiched between two pieces of glass. On cold days when I stand in front of the door I feel air movement. How can I make sure this door is […]

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The concept that's captivating the pedestrians is not new. It's the same reason young children sit motionless in front of TVs watching shows or cartoons. The MOVEMENT of the figure is causing the brain of the pedestrians to do a hard reset as it continues to do RANDOM dancing motions. Your brain does everything it […]

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Troy McWhirter owns a townhouse in Ashburn VA. He's perplexed about what might be under the steps that lead up to his front door. Here's what he sent me: "I own a 1999 Toll Brothers townhouse with a brick second level walk up to front door. I want to know what is under those stairs? I […]

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Ronald A. Carleton has trouble with paint peeling on his patio in Port Clinton,Ohio. Perhaps paint is not practical. How's that for alliteration? Here's what Ron wrote to me: "What's the best product to apply to pre-painted cement on a outdoor patio? The pre-painted area in the sun area flakes off while the shaded area stays […]

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