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April 1, 2016 AsktheBuilder Newsletter

You know, I was so tempted to have some fun today.

For example, I thought it might be a good idea to tell you to just rely on caulk when building shower seats and forget about using waterproof membranes.

Then I pondered telling you to forget about that heavy cement board and just go for the drywall that has the water-resistant fiberglass covering when building a tile shower.

And then, what about grout? Surely you know that grout is WATERPROOF, right?


April Fools!!!!

Sadly, all the things I mentioned above are happening each day and poor souls like you SUFFER because of wretched building practices perpetrated by people disguised as craftsmen.

Grout is NOT waterproof.

Here's another real fact - no foolin' here:

Each day it's becoming HARDER AND HARDER to locate real pros to do work.

That's why it pays you back in spades if you just spend 30 minutes or so using my Search Engine to find out how I'd do the work at your home if you hired me.

CLICK HERE now to search for anything at AsktheBuilder.com. Including red dragon tattoos!

It does you no good to come to me for help AFTER the contractor has already made you another victim.

The Weekly Mystery Link

There seems to be some confusion and trepidation about CLICKING the Mystery Link colored button. You'll see it just below.

I try to put in a Mystery Link in each issue as a SURPRISE TIP for you. Don't feel bad things will happen if you click it.

READ the message in the button and react to the challenge. Try it now. If you suffer any harm, mental or otherwise, email me back for a private message.


CLICK HERE for the MYSTERY LINK! Do you know this secret tip about how to save yourself $300(minimum) from a sewer cleaning company?

Complaint - "Where's the Tips?"

You may find this hard to believe, but I got a complaint from Hans about the newsletter I set out on Tuesday.

He said there were no tips in it and that the newsletter was all about me trying to sell stuff.

I responded back to Hans with one of my shock and awe email replies. It must have worked. I didn't hear back from him.

If you feel like Hans and want a shock-and-awe email reply of your very own, you know what to do.....

Big Fun Game on Sunday

On Sunday, I've got a new game for you. This one is going to be scads of fun.

Part of the game is going to have you watch a new video I just uploaded this morning. Here's a clue about what it's about:

I'm convinced you're going to love this game. You'll need to watch the video all the way to the end to get one of answers correct in the game.

If you're unable to watch videos for any reason, you'll still be able to play the game. I realize some people have slow dial-up connections and can't see video.

I want ALL to play and have fun.

Be SURE to open the Sunday edition.

Turbine Vents and HOT Attics

Felicia Baker asked a question at the website a few days ago.

Her attic gets blazing hot in the summer and she wanted to know if putting in a few extra turbine vents would solve the problem.

I told her that today, right here, I'd provide her the answer.

If you want a much cooler attic this coming summer, NOW is the time to start to do the work.

I need you to read the following past columns to get an understanding of what's in play and WHAT is REALLY HAPPENING up in your attic.

Please take the time to READ THESE. Hans, if you're still here, each one of the following columns has about four tips in it. Keep track for me buddy. Let me know if I disappoint you.

Turbine Vents 101 - How they Work

Why Solar Fans are Pretty Much USELESS

The Secret to Moving VAST Amounts of Air

Don't Have Air Conditioning? Then INSTALL This MONSTER

Spring Deck Cleaning

Are you about to clean your wood or composite deck? Maybe you have a patio covered with algae and mildew.

In about two weeks I'm going to have a huge SALE on my Stain Solver.

Stain Solver is a company Kathy and I started about 22 years ago and it's a Certified organic oxygen bleach.

All the ingredients are Made in the USA. Most of my competitors get their ingredients from offshore.

Stain Solver can clean just about anything that's water washable.

Go spend about ten minutes looking at the Before and After photos here to convince you it works.

Here's one of my all-time FAVORITE Before / After Stain Solver photos. CLICK HERE. Wait until you read the story sent by the mom. WOWZA!

NOTE TO HANS: Dude, I'm sorry about this shame-filled promotion to sell one of my products that helps tens of thousands of customers each year save MILLIONS of dollars.

Yes, instead of throwing things away and buying new, Stain Solver allows folks like you to save money.

I know you think of yourself Hans, so don't you want to save your money?

NOTE TO SELF: Try to tone down the passive-aggressive tone. 😉

Okay, have a great weekend.

Oh, the bath remodel is going great. I should have maybe ten or more videos for you on Sunday.


Tim Carter
Founder - www.AsktheBuilder.com

Do It Right, Not Over!


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