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How Loop Vents Work - Forget About AAVs Have you heard the old saying, “You don’t know what you don’t know.” I think it’s an overarching axiom with just about everything there is to know about building homes. Stop and think for a moment about all you don’t know about all of the things hidden Read More »

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Earthquake Beds - Claustrophobic? Not for You!! Watch this video and tell me if you'd get one of these. Think about this: How LONG will it take rescuers to get to you? Don't be naive' for goodness sake. And then, what about fire? What happens if a fire rages out of control in your damaged Read More »

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Why Does Wood Crack - It's Water's Fault Do you own anything made from wood that lives its life outdoors? It could be a stunning deck, perhaps a decorative privacy fence, maybe a pergola, or even a teak table and chair set. I’ve owned all of the above and more over quite a few trips Read More »

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DIY Home Projects That Save Money The volume of incoming DIY help requests via the Ask Tim page of my www.AsktheBuilder.com website is rising faster than the Fed can hike interest rates to tame the raging inflation. With the prices of bare necessities such as fuel and food taking larger bites out of your budget, Read More »

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White Fluffy Mold on Concrete - It's Salt Not too many years ago I recorded a video in my garage as spring debuted. You can watch this video for free on right here on my website. This video gets comments each and every week from folks like you. Most of the comments surprise me because Read More »

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Sewer Gas Detector - Read the Short Sewer Gas EBook First Do you have the same problem I have with the passage of time? It’s hard to believe, but I’ve been a master plumber since 1981. I’ve always loved doing plumbing work because it’s a true three-dimensional puzzle. You may not realize it but just Read More »

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Know What Love is by Foreigner Lou Gramm does a great job on this song along with his wonderful live backup singers. Check out the woman at 4:19. She's absolutely stunning. Lyrics: "I Want To Know What Love Is" I gotta take a little time A little time to think things over I better read Read More »

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Dirty Laundry by Don Henley This is an iconic song that rings true about our media that's lost its way. The media used to be the Fourth Estate. Now only a few publications bear this sacred responsibility that's a byproduct of the First Amendment here in the USA. But your local papers, TV stations, and Read More »

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Window Washing Near Me - DIY Because it's EASY See that window above? See that fog on the left half of the sash? Unless you're paralyzed, you can get professional results in seconds. I cleaned that right half of the window glass using exactly what pros use to clean skyscraper glass. What magic window washing Read More »

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