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Handy Hand Tools QUESTION 1#: Tim, I’m sure you get to see new tools all the time. I’m curious if certain ones become your favorite or if you see vast improvements over older models. I want to create a set of simple hand tools for both my daughter and son who now live in their […]

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Are you a newbie in the past week? Welcome aboard! If you're a subscriber of record in good standing, then you know I love and appreciate you too! The Week of hePEX This past week I started the installation of the special Uponor hePEX radiant heating tubing in my daughter and son-in-law's house up in […]

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Lufkin Shockforce Tape - Stunning Innovations The Lufkin Shockforce tape that I tested just a few days ago is by far the best tape measure I've ever used in my life. Three days prior I had been very frustrated at a job site using a standard tape. The highly polished chrome hook kept slipping off […]

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Bright Owl LED Night Light With Rechargeable Battery Tim Carter demonstrates the Bright Owl LED night light that contains a rechargeable battery. The night light stays on for 90 minutes should your power go out. CLICK or TAP HERE to Buy or Discover More about the Bright Owl.

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Warm Floors DEAR TIM: It’s time to build our retirement home. The house will be in a four-season climate and I insist on it being as comfortable as possible when it’s cold outdoors. I’ve heard about radiant floor heat but always have had forced-air heat. What can you tell me about radiant floor heat? Is […]

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New subscriber? Welcome! This issue may have you wondering what you've gotten yourself into, but hang in there for a week or three. Subscriber of record? Get ready for a heaping dose of inspiration. Heat Transfer Plates I spent the entire week up in Bar Harbor, Maine working on my daughter and son-in-law's new home. […]

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Are you a new subscriber? Welcome to my crazy world. If you've been observing me from afar for the past month or twenty-plus years, sit back and relax. The Week of Cast Iron I'm up in Bar Harbor, Maine, as I type this early today. The sky is just starting to brighten after the wretched […]

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"A cast iron plumbing stack is a thing of beauty, especially if it's the sleek newer no-hub cast iron." Tim Carter - Founder, AsktheBuilder.com Cast Iron Plumbing Stack - Quiet and Strong Cast iron plumbing is still available and it's better than ever. The wall thickness of a cast iron plumbing stack is now consistent […]

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