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Low-Voltage Deck Lights Question #1: Tim, I’m going to tackle rebuilding my deck soon and have seen lots of photos of low-voltage deck lighting. I’m afraid of electricity and don’t feel I have the skills to do this part of the project. Can you impart any wisdom that will instill the courage in me to […]

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Question #1: Tim, I’m in need of your help. I own a summer home on a lake that has a dock and large deck. I’ve also got my normal home that has an outdoor patio surrounded by huge trees and expensive landscaping. All of these things, as well as the siding on my home, need […]

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Three Calls - Three Happy Homeowners Chuck convinces Tim to get back in front of the microphone Vic has a tilted concrete patio and needs to level it Sandy's house paint is peeling, she wants to whitewash it TJ wants to be his own contractor on his house building project - good idea or now […]

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Brick Patio Repair DEAR TIM: We bought a house that requires an immediate brick patio repair. The brick patio in the backyard is very warped and looks like a wave ran under it. We want to replace it but don't want it to end up like this. We live in a mountain town which has […]

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How to Cut Mexican Tile Video It's very easy to cut Mexican tile. To put it another way, it's one of the easiest tiles you'll ever cut in your career. Soft and Absorbent Mexican tile is not hard because it was fired at a lower temperature and for a shorter amount of time while it […]

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How to Fix a Cracked Patio Video "Fix cracked patio" is probably the last item on your honey-do list you want to see. You don't think it's possible to hide the crack and you think it will take all day. Fix Cracked Patio Fast The first thing to remember is it's easier and faster to […]

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How to Remove Patio Tiles Video You can remove patio tiles in a flash using a cordless rotary chipping hammer. For one thing, your back is going to love you. A power tool with a 3/4-inch flat chipping chisel can remove full tiles in seconds if you get under the tile. Related Links Demolition Gloves […]

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Install Mexican tile? You bet you can do it. It's much easier than you can imagine. Install Mexican Tile On Smooth Slabs Mexican tile is soft because it's not fired long in a hot kiln. The concrete slab under the tile needs to be very strong so the tile doesn't crack. The concrete slab should […]

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How to Grout Mexican Tile Video Grout Mexican tile - it's a simple job if you do it in the right conditions and understand how water is both your friend and foe. Mexican tile is a unique product that by its very nature absorbs water very fast. If too much water leaves the grout too […]

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It's so very easy to stain patio pavers or Mexican tile using a liquid translucent stain. Stain Patio Pavers Advice From Heaven The advice you get from some experts is not always the best. Many people seem to think that painters tape should be used. Painters tape can stop some paint and stain from going […]

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