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Debbie Foley has a question about her cedar potting table that's stored outdoors all winter in Pickerington, OH. "I have a cedar potting table that must remain outside over the winter.  What should be done to care for it over the winter? Should it be covered and if so what should we use to cover it?  […]

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Cliff  C McDonald Sr., who lives in Jacksonville, Alabama, had a great question. It's right to the point: "Can you catch a disease from raw sewage running on top of the ground?" Cliff, you bet you can. If you follow the international news after any huge natural disaster like a typhoon, hurricane, earthquake, etc. you'll […]

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DEAR TIM: I've got numerous cracked ceramic floor tiles and my wife wants them replaced. I'm very lucky in that the builder and previous owner left extra tile for just this reason I suppose. I've never done this before and feel like a lost ball in the high weeds. Can you guide me through the […]

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About a month ago, on November 14, 2014, I received what I thought was a pretty funny email. It was from an anonymous person named "Florida". It was submitted via the Ask Tim page here at the website. Florida said he/she lived in Londonderry, NH. Florida had filled out that he / she was between […]

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About five years ago, the lake next to my house, Lake Winnisquam, froze almost like this. The ice was as smooth as you see in this video, but it was thicker and you could see to the bottom. However, it wasn't as CLEAR as you'll see below. This is simply amazing and must have been […]

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My ham radio buddy, John Haven - KC1AAG, emailed me a fascinating photo of a massive boulder while he was on vacation in southern California. It's a photo of the Giant Rock in Landers, CA.   I decided to share this photo with John's permission with my newsletter subscribers and have a fun game. One […]

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A woman who wishes to remain anonymous for some reason who's name begins with D and ends in an a, lives in a house in Chicago, IL, where someone let a door fly into a wall. Let her tell you the rest: "Hi.  We had a door handle type hole in our wall and we have […]

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Joe Dworak, who's doing some work, I assume, on his house in Rosemont, CA, has an interesting question about 3/8-inch drywall: "Can 3/8 drywall be used on a ceiling mounted to furring strips 24 inches on center?" Here's my answer - note it's two parts: Joe, yes you can use 3/8-inch drywall on ceilings like […]

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DEAR TIM: I argue constantly with my husband about him wasting expensive paint brushes and roller covers. He says it's too hard to clean them and when he tries, he seems to ruin them. I can't believe that pros throw away brushes and roller covers. What do you do? If you clean your tools, how […]

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