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QUESTION #1: Tim, can you settle a debate between me and my wife? We have to have electric cables buried in the ground for all sorts of things around our home. She insists on putting the cables in conduit and I say, after doing online research, that the use of code-approved cable for direct burial […]

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Are you a new subscriber? Welcome to the mayhem of AsktheBuilder.com. It's good mayhem, not bad. Existing subscriber? Go ahead, tell one of the new subscribers how much sweet moola I've saved you over the past few months and years! Remember My RANT About the Wire? Less than a month ago I was fuming about […]

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Underground Wire Short - Conduit and Sand Are the Answers I didn't build the house I'm living in. Each month I discover something new where the builder and his subcontractors took a shortcut. A few months ago I had an underground wire short. This wire extends from the corner of my house up to the […]

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How to Cool My Home - Use Time-Tested Methods You may be one of the tens of millions of people that have been suffering in the blistering heatwave that had a vicious grip on the Eastern USA during July. I happen to live in central New Hampshire and it was a withering 91 F with […]

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Selecting Exterior Paint Colors QUESTION #1: Please help me, Tim! I’m trying to select a new color for the outside of my house. I’m frozen and unable to make a decision looking at samples on a brochure. I don’t want to make a mistake. Please share a few tips that can relieve my anxiety like […]

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"When you opened up and read the owners manual about this, what was the manufacturer's recommendation?” Cover AC Unit in Winter - Simple Question - Not-so-Simple Answer QUESTION: Tim, I want your opinion. Is it a good idea to cover my AC unit in winter? Joseph D., Pingree Grove, IL This is a question that […]

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"If your roof makes up lots of what you see when you view your home from the street, you need to make sure the color of the roof compliments the house colors." House Paint Color Ideas - Drive Around & Cruise the Internet Too Please help me, Tim! I’m trying to select a new color […]

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GE Top Load Washer - 4.6 Cubic Feet of Clothes July 12, 2019 - The washer has been installed for just 48 hours. Testing is commencing. There are more photos below the videos. The good news is it works well on the first few loads of normal clothes. I'll have much more information in the […]

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