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WOOT! How nice it is to meet you! You might be my newest subscriber having signed up just an hour ago. I'm happy to meet you! Thanks for your trust. But you might be a platinum-level subscriber. This means you’ve been with me so long you remember when I was gushing about being invited to […]

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Tell the truth. You’re a brand-new subscriber. It’s often said timing is everything. Welcome, for starters! This might be one of the most unique newsletters I’ve ever sent in the twenty-five years it’s been published. Strap yourself in. I NEED YOUR HELP and that of every subscriber who’s reading this. You're about to see some […]

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"Hey Dad, you'd look really great without a mustache." My youngest daughter had popped her head into the dining room just to drop that quick comment. It was the winter of 2008-09 and I was back in Cincinnati for one of my visits from New Hampshire. Just months before, I had moved to New Hampshire […]

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QUESTION: Help me, Tim! I’m so darned frustrated! The paint on the outside of my home and a shed keeps peeling. Both have wood siding on them. Every few years I’m out there scraping and starting over. What am I doing wrong? I follow the directions on the label of the paint can to the […]

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Just as each year spring brings new life, so too with newsletter subscribers! That’s you! Don’t blush. I know you’re a new subscriber. You get a hearty welcome from me and all my underwater allies. You, however, might be a subscriber who’s seen one previous newsletter or you may have seen over 1,000 - yes, […]

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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 […]

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How Do Plumbing Vents Work? - They Let Air In QUESTION: Hey Tim, I had the opportunity to tour a house under construction. All of the plumbing drain lines were in, but I also saw all sorts of other extra pipes that connected to the drain pipes and eventually combined and went up through the […]

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Repair Cracked Backsplash Grout - Do It In the Winter QUESTION: Hello, Tim. I could use your help. The grout line between my kitchen granite countertop and the tile backsplash has cracked for the umpteenth time. Each winter the crack appears and each year I re-grout it hoping it will be the final time. Am […]

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