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I've made many a virtual friend over the years. Russell Morris is one from down under in Australia. He lives on the Gold Coast in S.E. Queensland. Russell works with wood all the time and he wanted to share this project he's just completing. I couldn't resist sharing it with you. After you read Russell's […]

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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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You may think it's too cold to wash windows, but it's probably not. Professionals wash windows in the winter unless it's bitter cold outdoors. There's no reason why you can't be outside if you just dress for the weather. You may not need to go outdoors if you have some modern windows that tilt inside […]

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Each day you've noticed your bathroom sink takes longer and longer to drain. Remember when the water used to race from the sink to the sewer and you'd hear that slurp sound as the last water races from the basin? In just a few minutes time and with a simple tool, you can get your […]

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You offered to host a party or family gathering at your house didn't you? All of a sudden that Honey-Do list has become the Aaaaaccckkkkk-Get-It-Done-NOW list. You've been putting off installing that gorgeous toilet seat for months now. It's been hiding in the linen closet for months. There's nothing to fear. Let's grab a few […]

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Thanksgiving and Christmas are bearing down on you. When I still was building and remodeling six days a week, I clearly remember how customers wanted me gone and out of their homes during this festive season. The stress level that accompanies turkeys, family, gift giving and parties is already high enough so the dust, plastic […]

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Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years are bearing down on you. Family is coming over. What about that cracked and crumbling grout in your bathroom or on your kitchen backsplash? No worries, I’m here to save the day for you! You can have great looking grout in just a few hours if you don’t have too […]

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Does your garbage disposal smell like a rat died in it? You know, that foul odor? Let’s talk about why it happens. The odor is from rotting food that’s coating the side walls and bottom of the disposer. Many people don’t use a disposer the right way. Let’s go over that first. When you operate […]

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Water, snow and ice erode both brick and mortar. Perhaps the most damaging of the three is ice. Water that soaks into the mortar between brick can and does freeze. Water expands as it freezes and this expansion causes the tiny sand and cement paste particles to detach and fall away. It takes years for […]

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Quick Column Summary: white vinegar removes hard water spots soaking and patience is key vinegar can harm marble muriatic acid can be used, but it's POWERFUL There's a good chance you have to deal with hard water stains on many of your surfaces. Municipal water systems don't always deliver nice soft water to your home […]

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