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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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DEAR TIM: I averted a near Christmas Eve disaster. I was making 75 deviled eggs for thirty guests who were soon to arrive. I turned on my disposal to grind up the eggshells and ended up with a pool of smelly egg water in the sink! I was able to get the water to drain […]

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DEAR TIM: I love reading your column in my local paper. Several months ago you wrote about which plumbing pipe might be better for water lines, copper and PEX. You briefly mentioned a new tool that eliminates the need for soldering copper. I’d like to know much more about this magic method of making leak-proof […]

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Water Armor Shower Arm Installation Fitting Did you ever wonder how that chrome gooseneck shower arm connects to the water line behind the wall? Well, wonder no more and get a made-in-the-USA Water Armor shower arm fitting! Here's a screenshot of the above video. If you want to watch the video, CLICK the image ABOVE […]

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Flushable Wipes Video | Watch this video to see what happens with name-brand flushable wipes when flushed in a normal household toilet. Flushable Wipes - Not Great for Septic Systems Not Terrible For Covered Bathroom Garbage Cans CLICK or TAP HERE to read my original column about these products. CLICK or TAP HERE to read […]

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This is the actual text I received from the public relations person who represents the Responsible Flushing Alliance. This letter, in the form of an email, was in response to my Flushable Wipes Clog Sewers column that was published by many newspapers all across the USA. Responsible Flushing Alliance - Letter Challenging AsktheBuilder.com Column I've […]

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Don't Underestimate Concrete Installation QUESTION #1: I plan to install a concrete patio during my vacation. It’s going to measure 14 feet by 30 feet. I’ve watched lots of online videos and paid attention to cable-TV shows and now feel emboldened. What can go wrong and how much help do you think I’ll need. I’ve […]

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PVC Pipe Sizes And Uses QUESTION #1: Tim, I went to buy some plastic drain pipe and after looking at all the types my head started to hurt. I decided to leave the store and do some research. I’ve got several projects where I need a plastic pipe. I need to add a bathroom in […]

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