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Installation Noritz Boiler - NRCB Combi Boiler I had the great pleasure to install a Noritz NRCB Combi Boiler in my daughter's new home in November of 2019. Modulating Magic One of the main reasons I love this Noritz Combi boiler is that it's a modulating boiler. This means that the fire in the boiler […]

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Are you a brand new subscriber? Is this your first issue? I've got a few prizes for you below! You may be a subscriber in good standing for any number of weeks or years. If so, then you know that each issue of the AsktheBuilder newsletter has one, or more, surprises! Is Your House Cold? […]

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Squaring Up A Deck DEAR TIM: I’m going to build a deck. Don’t try to stop me. I’ve got many questions for you. First, what’s the smallest size a deck can be and still have a table on it for eating? How does one figure out where to put the support posts for the beam […]

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DEAR TIM: I’m about to undertake a complex project. I’ve got an older brick home that’s over one hundred years old. There are places where the mortar needs attention. The bigger issue is a room addition we’ve got planned. Believe it or not, we located a brick that’s, for all intents and purposes, a perfect […]

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Veterans Day Did you have the honor and privilege to wear a uniform of any branch of the US Military? Perhaps you have a spouse, daughter, son, or other relative that was, or is currently, in the service of the great United States of America. If so, I and my family thank you/them for your/their […]

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Welcome if you're a brand-new subscriber. This is a somewhat short newsletter. If you've been here any length of time here on the list, then you know this is one of my rough and tumble newsletters. How was your week? Mine was filled with a myriad of small projects. I discovered watercolor pencils and how […]

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DEAR TIM: I’m about to have a new concrete driveway installed as well as some sidewalks. I asked the bidding contractors how long I might expect the concrete to last. The range given was from twenty to thirty years. That seems like a long time but I thought it could last much longer. How long […]

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Welcome if this is your first issue! It's great to have you here. You may have been here for a while. This could be your second or 1,015th issue! I think that's about how many I've sent out. I should have kept track! Getting Great Bids From Contractors I was doing lots of driving in […]

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Gasoline Fire and Explosion Hazard - Very Dangerous Gasoline is a very dangerous liquid. Using it to start a fire or get rid of ants in your yard is a bad idea. Gasoline fumes are heavier than air and travel across the ground like invisible flowing water. Years ago I made a mistake starting a […]

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