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"Detached garage ideas are like grains of sand on a beach. The most important one is to make your garage wide and deep." Tim Carter | Founder - AsktheBuilder.com Detached Garage Ideas - Bigger is Better Always DEAR TIM: I bought a house with a dilapidated detached garage on it. It needs to be torn […]

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Every year at this time my biggest newsletter sponsor, LE Johnson, hosts a super fun game. Today is the day for the game. I GUARANTEE you'll have a smile on your face in a few minutes. But before you start, I think you might enjoy this short story of how I came to know about […]

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Please click all the links below. Study the photos. Then answer the question in the following quiz: Sunflower Seeds & Giant Disappearing Doors Open Wide - Behold a Secret Hidden Space! Magic Stained Glass Shutters - Seriously? The Dream Laundry Room - WARNING, You'll Fall in Love The High School Geometry Door & Toys Big […]

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Are you new to the party? Welcome. This is a very special issue, so you subscribed at the right time. Distinguished subscriber of record? You're about to paste a big smile on your face. You Can Be DT's Next Model! Ladies, how would you like to be a model for Duluth Trading? If not you, […]

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Cast Iron Drain Pipe - Quiet, Durable and Wonderful "At the very least, use cast iron drain pipe for your toilet pipes across ceilings and down walls. This will stop embarrassing noise and add value to your home." Tim Carter | Founder - AsktheBuilder.com Modern cast iron drain pipe is nothing like the cast iron […]

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Attic Truss Design - Real Rooms in a Real Attic! "You may not realize you can have rooms up in the wasted space of normal truss roofs. Attic trusses allow you to recapture all that dead space." Tim Carter | Founder - AsktheBuilder.com Attic trusses are marvelous trusses that create rooms for a small amount […]

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How To Winder Stairs - They Save Space "Winder stairs were very common in houses built in the early 1900s. It's a shame they're not used in more homes today." Tim Carter - Founder www.AsktheBuilder.com Winder stairs allow you to turn a corner and change the direction of a staircase. The most common turn is 90 […]

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Hand Tool Storage QUESTION #1: Tim, I lost it this past weekend. After I cooled down, I realized I had no one to blame but myself. I spent two hours looking for a hand tool I know that was somewhere in my garage, basement or shed. I finally found it in my truck. Anyway, I’ve […]

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Attics are Easy in New Homes/Remodels QUESTION #1: Tim, I grew up in an older home with an attic. I love storing things up there. When I watch new homes being built, all I see are trusses with all sorts of cross supports that make it impossible to have an attic. Can you have an […]

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