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Raised Garden Pond Ideas - They're Unlimited Before I got married, I was invited to go out to dinner with my future wife and her parents on a routine basis. One Saturday afternoon we ate lunch at a restaurant on a floating barge tied up on the north shore of the Ohio River. My future Read More »

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Homemade Weed Killer - Goya Picante Hot Sauce I love testing things. I also hate chemical weed killers that have names it's nearly impossible to pronounce. My front sidewalk is immediately adjacent to my water well. I would never use regular weed killers on my lawn or the sidewalk for fear of poisoning my family Read More »

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Build Under a Tent - Old Circus Trick Revived You’ve undoubtedly heard the phrase time is money. If ever there’s a time when it’s true, it’s now. The talons of inflation are digging into your wallet, purse, and budget with respect to any home improvement project. The sooner you get any job done, the less Read More »

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Blacktop Epoxy Repair - Use Epoxy, Stones & Black Sand Links to Epoxy and Sand: CLICK or TAP HERE for the PC Products Masonry Epoxy I used. CLICK or TAP HERE for the Black Sand I should have used!

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Column Summary: Twelve different treated lumber ratings Identifying the rating Treated lumber corrodes fasteners Why decks collapse CLICK or TAP HERE to subscribe to my FREE newsletter Treated Lumber Ratings - Twelve at Last Count DEAR TIM: I’m a remodeling contractor and have started to see a disturbing trend in the failure of treated lumber. Read More »

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 Treated Lumber Cracking - STOP Cracks By Using Great Sealer Below Treated lumber cracking happens because water soaks into the wood. The wood swells creating stress within the wood's cellular structure. When the water evaporates, the wood shrinks. This movement causes tension forces that start to tear the lumber apart. The cracks you see Read More »

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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 Read More »

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Boat Dock Sealer - Use a Penetrating One I own a 40-foot-long boat dock that has solid cedar flooring panels. The dock is out in the punishing sun late spring, all summer, and early fall. The dock was last sealed about five years ago and the dock company used a film-forming boat dock sealer. Related Read More »

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Sunroom Leak Podcast 58 - Click to Listen: Tim Carter called Karen to try to solve her sunroom leak. She lives on the East Coast. Karen has water that leaks under the walls of her sunroom. Here are some photos to help you understand how difficult this problem is to solve: The sunroom leak happened Read More »

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CLICK HERE to LISTEN to Podcast 44 - Repair Handrail Repair Handrail in Concrete and Brick Podcast: Tim Carter talks with Bob in New York about how to repair his metal handrail that's loose on his exterior brick wall. It's important to realize Tim made this exact repair at a friend's house in Los Angeles Read More »

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