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Circuit Breaker Arcing - Very Dangerous and Fire Happens! An arcing circuit breaker like you see in the photo above can kill you. The arcing can get so hot the actual plastic breaker housing starts to melt. It doesn't take long before it's burning and the fire spreads to other breakers. Is Electrical Arcing Dangerous? […]

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Outlet Arcing - Very Dangerous and Lethal An arcing outlet like you see in the photo above can kill you. You can see how the insulation on the wire has burned away and the actual plastic outlet started to melt. It was only a matter of time before flames would erupt and spread. Is Electrical […]

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Arcing House Wiring - Very Dangerous and Lethal An arcing outlet like you see in the photo above can kill you. You can see how the insulation on the wire has burned away and the actual plastic outlet started to melt. It was only a matter of time before flames would erupt and spread. Is […]

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Fill out the form below and upload a great photo of the thing you want to clean using Stain Solver. The top twenty photos I receive will get a sample size of Stain Solver. This challenge begins on January 10, 2020 and ends on January 17, 2020. My decisions as to which photos meet the […]

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Are you as new here as the New Year? Welcome! I see you're still wearing your party hat. Next issue I suggest you don your adventure hat. Why? CLICK or TAP HERE to discover why. You might be a subscriber that's well aware of my impish behavior. If so, then let the 2020 AsktheBuilder Games […]

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DEAR TIM: I averted a near Christmas Eve disaster. I was making 75 deviled eggs for thirty guests who were soon to arrive. I turned on my disposal to grind up the eggshells and ended up with a pool of smelly egg water in the sink! I was able to get the water to drain […]

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Are you a new subscriber in the past several days? This is NOT a normal newsletter. I rarely publish a newsletter the week between Christmas and New Year's Day. Hang in there for a regular issue. Have you been around the block with me a time or two or two hundred? You know that I'm […]

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Merry Christmas to you! This is my annual Christmas newsletter and if you're a new subscriber in the past ten days or so, trust me this is not a normal AsktheBuilder.com newsletter. Give me a few weeks to show you how I can save you time and money with your home improvement projects. A Special […]

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Water Christmas Tree Away | It's so Very Easy! You can use a smartphone, a smart plug, a submersible fountain pump, and a little common sense to water your Christmas tree while you're away from your home.

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DEAR TIM: I had a new asphalt driveway installed back in the fall. It’s gorgeous and I want to keep it looking that way. I was told not to seal it until the spring. Is that correct? Is it possible to put on too much sealer? I don’t want to waste money so I’m looking […]

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