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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. Read More »

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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 Read More »

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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 Read More »

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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 Read More »

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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 Read More »

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Don’t Sweat Copper, Press It 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 Read More »

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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 Read More »

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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. This was part of the March 17, 2020 AsktheBuilder Emergency Alert regarding COVID-19. Flushable Wipes - Not Great for Septic Systems Not Terrible For Covered Bathroom Garbage Cans Please read my original column Read More »

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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 Read More »

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