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Ford Lightning EV Towing Test - Disaster Beyond Belief Electric Vehicles (EVs) don't seem to be ready for prime time when it comes to heavy loads or towing. Watch the video just below. Are you attracted to EVs thinking you're helping the Earth Ball? You do realize there's no such thing as Zero Emissions unless Read More »

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Avoid High-Pressure Sales Tactics - It's All Psychology Published September 26, 2022 It’s possible this is the most unique column I’ve written in the thirty years since Ask the Builder came to be. I think it’s important for you to know why I switched careers from being a full-time builder, remodeler, and master plumber to Read More »

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How to Find the Best Home Builder Over the past five months I’ve watched the dream of a neighbor I’ve yet to meet start to come true on my own street. It started just after the snow melted when two men arrived with a giant machine that wrestles logs and chain saws. Their job was Read More »

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New House Build Meredith NH Video Playlist You should be able to see all the videos below from the new house being built just down the street from my house. Look in the UPPER RIGHT corner of the video. see the three horizontal lines? CLICK those and you should get a menu that appears showing Read More »

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Rust Stains in Toilet - Remove with Ease Do you remember that day in high school chemistry class when you grumbled under your breath saying something like, “This is NUTS. When will I ever use this information in my lifetime?” Well, get out a fork and plate and start eating your giant piece of humble Read More »

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Matching Wood Stain - Add Pigment to the Urethane This past week I helped two 70-year-old newlyweds solve a vexing problem in a home they purchased. In just fifteen minutes using my transcribed phone call service, I saved them perhaps $5,000.00. I shared a time-tested way they could match the stain on a wood-paneled room. Read More »

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How Tall Should a Wall Be? It Makes a Difference Did you know the safest and most comfortable steps to go up or down have 7.5-inch risers and 10-inch treads? Knowing this, how tall should a wall be in a house with a staircase? How do you calculate wall height? Make some room in your Read More »

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