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What is a Plumbing Isometric Drawing? An isometric plumbing drawing shows plumbing drain, waste, and vent lines, how they interconnect, and it includes the actual pipe sizes. This drawing communicates to the plumbing plan examiner that you know how all the pipes should be installed on a job and that the pipe sizes will be Read More »

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Window Replacement Cost is Sky High A good friend of mine who lives in the suburbs of Chicago reached out to me a few weeks ago. He asked me what I knew about the cost to replace windows. He didn’t want to make a grave financial error navigating the treacherous waters of replacement windows. With Read More »

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The Kite Story by: Scott M. Anderson - Scott is the youngest son of my best friend Richard Anderson - Read about Richard here. I was around twelve years old. My dad said, "Hey, son, I got an idea! Let's go fly a kite." I was thinking, ain't I too old to fly a kite Read More »

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How to Restore Faded Stamped Concrete You may be wondering about how to restore faded stamped concrete. If you’ve witnessed hundreds and hundreds of full moons in your lifetime and make frequent use of your critical-thinking skills, you know the sun is constantly at work ruining things inside and outside your home. One of these Read More »

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Issue #1179 - Shelters, Ledge-Talker, Rusty & More Are you kidding me? Well I'll be, this is your first issue, isn't it? You picked a great week to start, I can assure you of that. This newsletter is quite long, but it's packed with some sound advice. I've even got a new feature! Wait until Read More »

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The following is a special assignment story I wrote for The Cincinnati Enquirer in the late spring of 1995. My editor at the Enquirer, Ann Haas, challenged me with this task. Not having a journalism degree, I knew enough that I had to interview a few experts to shed some light on the subject. There Read More »

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What's that old saying? You can't see the forest for the trees. Based on the questions I received from yesterday's announcement about my Deck Stain Test Results being available, I think it might apply to ME! Things that are so obvious to me because I'm so deep into the minutia of the project, might be Read More »

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Deck Stain Test Results READY I've been getting SO MANY requests, I decided to release the results of my Deck Stain Test early. You might be one that said, "Tim, come on! I want to stain my deck THIS WEEKEND. Pick up the pace. TAKE MY MONEY. Tell me what you used!" If you want Read More »

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Cheap DIY Shed - Easy to Build Not a week goes by that I don’t get an email or a question on my live streaming video segments about inflation. I’m by no means an economist but I’ve seen enough full moons to know that inflation is raging and it’s going to get much worse. I Read More »

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Deck Ledger Flashing - Fire Cut and Kick Out Deck collapses happen all the time across the world. The issue is many of them never make the news. Several years ago I attended an all-day training session put on by a top USA manufacturer. This company is a leader in making fantastic metal structural connectors Read More »

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