Q&A / 

DEAR TIM: My house is now twenty-five years old. It’s covered with vinyl siding. Every summer I have mold and mildew that develop on the north side of my house. Every few years I remove it. Is there some coating I can apply to the siding to stop the mold and mildew from reappearing? It’s […]

READ THE ANSWER »

See Through Fireplace Smoking - Mason Screwed Up Last week I did a consult phone call with a contractor. He was called into a job because a see-through fireplace was smoking. The fireplace was a kit, but it needed work to be done by a mason in the field. It turns out the mason who […]

READ THE ANSWER »

Wire Nut Arcing - Loose Wires Inside = FIRE! A wire nut arcing situation like you see in the photo above can kill you. The arcing can get so hot the actual plastic wire nut starts to melt. It doesn't take long before it's burning and the fire spreads to other breakers. WATCH the second […]

READ THE ANSWER »

Electrical Panel Arcing - Very Dangerous and Fire Happens! An electrical panel arcing situation like you see in the photo above can kill you. The arcing can get so hot the actual plastic breaker housing starts to melt. It doesn't take long before it's burning and the fire spreads to other breakers. Is Electrical Arcing […]

READ THE ANSWER »

Circuit Breaker Arcing - Very Dangerous and Fire Happens! An arcing circuit breaker like you see in the photo above can kill you. The arcing can get so hot the actual plastic breaker housing starts to melt. It doesn't take long before it's burning and the fire spreads to other breakers. Is Electrical Arcing Dangerous? […]

READ THE ANSWER »

Outlet Arcing - Very Dangerous and Lethal An arcing outlet like you see in the photo above can kill you. You can see how the insulation on the wire has burned away and the actual plastic outlet started to melt. It was only a matter of time before flames would erupt and spread. Is Electrical […]

READ THE ANSWER »

Arcing House Wiring - Very Dangerous and Lethal An arcing outlet like you see in the photo above can kill you. You can see how the insulation on the wire has burned away and the actual plastic outlet started to melt. It was only a matter of time before flames would erupt and spread. Is […]

READ THE ANSWER »

Water Christmas Tree Away | It's so Very Easy! You can use a smartphone, a smart plug, a submersible fountain pump, and a little common sense to water your Christmas tree while you're away from your home.

READ THE ANSWER »

DEAR TIM: Several weeks ago, I read your column in our paper and you talked about installing electrical wiring. I found that very interesting, but now I’m very curious about circuit breakers. What’s the primary purpose of circuit breakers? Are there different types of breakers? What do the numbers on the breakers mean? I’m deeply […]

READ THE ANSWER »

DEAR TIM: I’m about to build a new home with both an attached garage and a separate free-standing three-bay garage. The house I grew up in had floor drains in the garage and they were wonderful. My builder has never heard of garage floor drains and insists on sloping the concrete floor so all liquids […]

READ THE ANSWER »

SPONSORS /