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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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Septic Tank Installation - It Can Be DIY with Coaching Septic tank installation is not too hard to do. It starts with a septic design which must be done by a professional. What Size Tank Should I Have? The size of a septic tank is usually determined by the number of bathrooms in a home. Read More »

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Haughty Professor Bill Plays Checkers Instead of Chess As you might suspect, I get lots of email from all sorts of people. It's a kaleidoscope of humanity and I find it fascinating. On Monday, August 22, 2022 I received the following email from Professor Bill who lives in Tulsa, OK: Thank you, Tim Carter, for Read More »

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F5 Cincinnati April 3, 1974 Tornado - Stunning to Behold On April 3, 1974 I witnessed the F5 tornado start to break up and go back up into the sky. I was standing in the middle of Riddle View Lane in Clifton Heights. This tornado had touched ground about 5:30 PM just north of Rising Read More »

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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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Why Exterior Paint Peels Two weeks ago in this column I shared why it’s so hard to preserve exterior wood using any number of products. One of them was paint. You may have been one of the many readers that reached out to me. If I had to boil down all the emails I received Read More »

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  Klein Thermal Imager TI 220 I tested the new Klein Thermal Imager and it's a real dandy. You plug it into a smartphone and the phone's screen allows you to see the thermal image. I've tried no less than three others and this one is: easier to use takes fantastic clear infrared photos is Read More »

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How Loop Vents Work - Forget About AAVs Have you heard the old saying, “You don’t know what you don’t know.” I think it’s an overarching axiom with just about everything there is to know about building homes. Stop and think for a moment about all you don’t know about all of the things hidden Read More »

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