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Color Slide and Color and B&W Negative Scanners In August of 2022, I started a massive project of scanning at least 2,000 color slides and well over 10,000 color and black and white 35mm negatives. Years before I had purchased an affordable miniature scanner, but I had let it languish. It was a Wolverine F2D Read More »

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How Are Modular Homes Wired?
How Are Modular Homes Wired?

Solar Panels Return on Investment - Moving Target In August of 2022, Robert reached out to me after receiving last week's newsletter. Here's part of what he said: "Along the line of conservation of resources, what are your thoughts on solar panels on one’s home? I live in North Richland Hills, Texas and have been Read More »

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Electrical Conduit - Should You Install It in Your Home? Before I jump into this topic about electric conduit, I feel you need to know a little history about how my media and influencer profession works. Ask the Builder started out as a syndicated newspaper column in October of 1993. In fact, as of June Read More »

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Home Depot Dryer Installation On May 25, 2022, Home Depot delivered an LG dryer and washer to my son's house in Nashua, NH. My son had told them not to do the actual hookups because it cost $500 and he knew I could do it for nothing. The installers must have not read the paperwork Read More »

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Electrical Wiring Question A few days ago, Marcus asked me an electrical wiring question while I was doing one of my new live streaming video broadcasts. Live streaming video is so much fun because I get to interact with you in real-time just as if we were sitting at a table enjoying a lemonade or Read More »

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Leviton SmartlockPro® GFCI - Sleek New GFCI The Leviton SmartlockPro® GFCI is a pretty cool receptacle. It's easy to wire up. How Sleek is the GFCI? It's so sleek it doesn't project beyond the cover plate. Where Can I Buy the Leviton SmartlockPro® GFCI? CLICK or TAP HERE to purchase it. How Do You Connect Read More »

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theOUTlet - Clever Device But... I had a chance to study a new quadplex outlet called theOUTlet. Most electrical outlets in your home are duplex outlets meaning you can plug in two things at the same time. TheOUTlet comes in two varieties - one with and one without USB charging slots. The inventors of theOUTLET Read More »

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The Coefficient of Continuity Origin - Building Lore Truth I was an active builder and remodeler for over twenty years. I can tell you that customers come in all different varieties as well as sizes. There are your quiet customers, there are the ones that require sedatives, there are some that are happy, there are Read More »

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Water Leak Electrical Panel Podcast: Tim Carter received a water leak electrical panel email from Kathleen in Millersville, MD. Read her email below and then CLICK to LISTEN to the Water Leak in Electrical Panel Podcast. Here's what Kathleen wrote: "Tim, Every time it rains there is a slow trickle of water that seeps down Read More »

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Prevent Cut Electric & Cable Lines QUESTION #1: Tim, what are your thoughts on burying electric and cable-TV lines? I can buy approved cable and wire that’s rated for direct burial saving the cost of installing it in conduit. What’s been your experience with underground utilities like this? What would you do and why? Glenn Read More »

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