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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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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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 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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Tub Spout Leaking Water Podcast: Tim Carter helps Jason in PA repair a tub spout leaking water.  Jason has two kids and it's likely they were pulling on the spout while they were playing with their fireboats in the tub water. The repair is simple depending on the type of tub spout. Jason says the […]

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Clean Undermount Sink Caulk - Replacing It Might Be Better You can clean undermount sink caulk using certified organic Stain Solver oxygen bleach, but it's going to take some effort and patience. IMPORTANT NOTE: Do NOT use chlorine bleach for this job if you have a stainless-steel sink! CLICK or TAP HERE to understand why. […]

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Apron Sink Photos - Not For a Beginner DIYr Here are some photos and videos I've created for you to give you an idea of what apron sinks are and how difficult they can be to install. All of them are quite heavy. CLICK or TAP HERE NOW to get FREE QUOTES from local remodeling […]

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Toilet Tank Leak - Don't Lean Against The Tank QUESTION #1: An unnamed person (rhymes with house) living in my home says that the toilet seat lid and the toilet tank are made for leaning back against while using the fixture for personal needs. In a negotiation debate with this person, I mentioned that the […]

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This is the first column in a series where I’d like to share with you how technology improvements have helped improve building products. That said, not all improvements have worked out so well and sometimes it takes several permutations until the manufacturers get it right. It’s important to realize I’ve been blessed to have worked […]

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