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I need your help. Are you a model railroader? What brand / model are these cars? I have others like them. These are BIG cars. Think garden railroad. Look at the tape measure in some of the photos to see how long they are. They fit PERFECTLY on the large Buddy L track that's got […]

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This is a great overview video about what you'd see in New Hampshire if you spent a month or two here. There are two shots of Mt. Washington one very early and right at the end. You might now understand why I love going up there to work as a ham radio operator at the […]

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Belinda Morgan is building a new cabin somewhere near Saginaw, Texas and wants to reuse some glass block she installed a few years ago. Let her give you the details: "I have a glass block shower with 50 glass blocks that are held together with mortar that I built. I want to use again in […]

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Barry Wines, who lives in Sandusky, OH, is trying to help out his son. "My son ran out of the plasterboard joint tape and used a mesh kind that he bought at Lowe's. After putting the joint compound, priming and painting over the mesh tape it has developed cracks.  It has not cracked over the […]

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Jane Belanger, who lives in Louisville, KY - just down the Ohio River from Skyline Chili, had good intentions when she took up some carpeting. "What is the easiest way to fill in 1,500 screw holes in hardwood flooring? I removed the wall-to-wall carpeting to  expose a nice hardwood floor except that someone had screwed […]

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Gina Zuk, is trying to make her house look better. But she's not getting good advice from her siding contractor. "I have a contractor that says I don't need the house wrap if I am putting on the solid core vinyl siding made by Crane. I think it should have the house wrap as even if […]

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Quick Column Summary: Separating double french doors Doors already have hinge mortise New side jambs are needed DEAR TIM: I bought a prehung double french door because it was so beautiful and the price was great. I want to separate the two doors and use each one at different openings. Is this possible to do […]

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Chad Ewald, who lives in Stillwater, MN - a place mentioned in  Roger Stelljes' Deadly Stillwater book, has paint pigment stains on his brick. Great read by the way! Here's what Chad sent me: "How do I remove paint from brick?  The white medallion elements on my home appear to have bled white paint onto the brick […]

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