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Using plywood as a floor underlayment can be a problem if you are applying thinset directly on it. Water and plywood do not mix. I had a floor pop over night. However, gypsum fiber underlayment can help prevent floor pops.

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Tim Carter, of AsktheBuilder.com, demonstrates some cool features on a cordless jigsaw. Jigsaws today have a very simple way to change blades and some have small fan to blow dust out of the way.

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Tim Carter, of AsktheBuilder.com, demonstrates some helpful installation tips for gas water heaters and electric water heaters. Replace the pressure relief valve when replacing the hot water heater.

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Tim Carter, of AsktheBuilder.com, demonstrates tips you should know before installing ceramic tile over plywood or OSB. Coat the plywood subflooring with a water based urethane before laying tile.

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You can install glass blocks yourself with these simple tips from Tim Carter of AsktheBuilder.com. You can make glass block windows, showers, walls and much more, once you learn the basics of glass block installation.

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Lawn mowers and lawn tractors are great machines and the latest models have some features worth checking out. New, fancy zero turn mowers and four wheel steer mowers can make mowing your lawn quicker and easier. Tim Carter of AsktheBuilder.com takes you through some of those new lawn mower features. Riding lawn mowers have come a long way.

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A pressure washer is a fantastic tool, but if used incorrectly can cause many problems. Tim Carter of AsktheBuilder.com demonstrates the basics about pressure washers and power washers so you get excellent results without hurting your property or yourself.

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Bathroom exhaust fans don't have to be in the bathroom ceiling. You can have a bathroom fan that works like a central vacuum system, where the motor is hidden up in your attic so the bathroom fans are whisper quiet. Tim Carter walks you through the basics of these new bathroom fans.

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Drywall tools come in all different types and levels of quality. If you are just going to hang and finish a few sheets, you can get by with basic tools. But if you intend to be working with lots of drywall, it may pay to invest in an assortment of joint knives, t-square, stilts, a drywall taping banjo and any number of other specialty drywall tools.

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