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Hot Cold Hose Faucet - No Need to Dream, BUY ONE NOW I did a random three-question survey about hose faucets recently. When asked how hose faucets could be improved, many wanted two features: hot water at the faucet quick disconnect You can buy both of these outdoor hose faucets NOW. I installed a hot […]

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Pebble Stone Shower Floor - It's Dreamy and Comfortable DEAR TIM: What do you think about a pebble stone shower floor? I’ve seen these for a few years and wonder if I’d like it in my new shower? Are they durable? My smallish feet are sensitive when I walk on gravel and I wonder if […]

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Wood-Fired Kiln - Easy to Do in Hours This is the video I watched that gave me the inspiration to build our prototype wood-fired kiln. I've captured all sorts of video of the kiln I made, but haven't edited it and uploaded it. I will soon and it will appear on this page. What Materials […]

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 Ask The Builder · 67: Wet Room Ideas Wet Room Ideas Podcast: Tim Carter received a great wet room ideas email from Jen who lives in Texas. She wrote: "Hi, Tim, I'm about to remodel my master bathroom. The concept of Japanese soaking tubs got me inspired and I hope to end up with […]

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Ask The Builder · 65: Sink Smells Bad Sink Smells Bad Podcast: Tim Carter called Renee who lives in Chicago about her smelly sink. As soon as Renee described what she does to make the sink smell bad, Tim knew the cause. Why Does a Sink Smell Bad? A sink smells bad because a biofilm […]

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Rheem Proterra Hybrid Electric Water Heater Podcast: Tim Carter received the following email from Harlan not too long ago: "Have you changed your opinion on hybrid (heat pump) electric home water heaters? They claim they use 1/3 the electricity and will pay for the price difference in about four years. Yes, I'm concerned about the […]

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 Replace Shower Soap Dish Podcast: Tim Carter called Steven to help him figure out how to replace his shower soap dish. Tim was hoping the soap dish had two hidden screws. Look at the photo:   CLICK or TAP HERE to get FREE BIDS from local Handymen who can install your soap dish. Podcast […]

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 Hot Water Turns Warm Podcast: Tim Carter got an email from Donna about an issue with the hot water at her kitchen sink. Read it: "Hi, Tim, Something is bothering me about my kitchen faucet. When I turn the water to HOT and it's full blast, the water is hot when I fill the […]

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 Fix Broken Toilet Handle Podcast: Tim Carter helps Debbie fix her broken toilet handle while on the phone. The first step is to identify the manufacturer of the toilet. You need this so you get the right replacement handle. Remove the toilet tank lid and note the tiny plastic nut, in most cases, that's […]

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Fix Old Doorknob Podcast: Tim Carter helps Sharon and her husband fix their front doorknob in their 1890s house in Chicago. Mr. Sharon FIXED it while the podcast was happening. How cool was that? The key to the repair is recognizing how the parts of the doorknob work. If you've never taken apart or installed […]

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