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How To Get the Best Contractor Rock Retaining Walls Question #1: Tim, I read a column on your website about rock retaining walls. I’m having a hard time believing you can build a lasting wall and not use mortar between the stones. I’d love to just build a wall and not have to use mortar. […]

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Cracked Concrete Carport & Rubbing Door I’m blessed to have you as a reader and furthermore, I’m fortunate to get about 10,000 visitors a day to my AsktheBuilder.com website. Your questions are the fuel that keep this column vibrant and hopefully interesting! If you’ve got a question, then by all means visit the website and […]

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Sewer Gas Survey - Help Others Now Sewer gas in your home is yucky! Please take a few moments and complete this short sewer gas survey IF you've had sewer gas in your home or business in the past. If you have sewer gas NOW, you can also complete the survey. Thanks so much! Loading... […]

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Plumbing Mistakes I’m blessed. Not only do I get emails each day from readers like you, but I also get questions from the Ask Tim page at my AsktheBuilder.com website. Believe it or not, these questions are never tiring and it’s like Christmas morning when I open them. The high-resolution photos that often accompany the […]

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Water Pipes Need Not Freeze Water supply lines in your home freeze because they get cold. Your plumber or builder should be smart enough to know to keep water lines on the warm sides of floors and walls. Preventing Frozen Pipes Checklist: Water lines should be installed on the warm side of walls and floors […]

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Draw Plumbing Plans  Using Years of Experience You have to draw plumbing plans if you want your plumbing system to go in with no surprises. I've been a master plumber for almost forty years now and know how invaluable a great set of plans is to have on the job site. I can draw plumbing […]

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Glass Shower Wall Panels = Clean & Sleek Last year I installed some clear glass shower wall panels and door for my wife. As a result, she's loving our remodeled master bathroom. The glass panels came as a kit from American Standard. It's important to realize this glass is tempered and is safe. If it […]

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Bathroom Privacy Window Film - Many Styles I installed bathroom privacy window film for my wife in the past year. As a result, she's happy as a clam! Many years ago older homes all had actual pressed privacy glass. The actual glass had tiny patterns in it that obscured your vision through the glass. The […]

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How to Remove Patio Tiles Video You can remove patio tiles in a flash using a cordless rotary chipping hammer. For one thing, your back is going to love you. A power tool with a 3/4-inch flat chipping chisel can remove full tiles in seconds if you get under the tile. Related Links Demolition Gloves […]

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