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How To Get the Best Contractor PR Blunders - Be Very Careful and Use Common Sense Published: January 17, 2018 I'm a member of the working press covering the home improvement beat. My syndicated newspaper column Ask the Builder still runs in sixty newspapers across the USA. At the present time, public relations (PR) firms […]

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Laundry Room Ideas - Beware Of Function Flaws! Laundry rooms are one of the hardest-working rooms in a house outside of the kitchen. I don't know about you, but I don't go into my laundry room to relax, read, watch TV or jump on my amateur radio. I go in there to get clothes clean, […]

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Gutter guards for pine needles are available and they work. I have them on my own home. Related Links Do Gutter Guards Really Work? Gutter Guards and Icicles - Don't Expect Magic Gutter Guards For Pine Needles The best gutter guards are ones that have a fine micro mesh covering. This mesh stops pine needles […]

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Stop Woodpecker I had a "Stop Woodpecker" sign up on my roof fascia board, but it didn't do any good. As a matter of fact I installed aluminum sheet metal thinking he'd go away. White Hot Woodpecker Victory! I had success once I started thinking what made my eyes water. Was there a way to […]

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Metal Wine Storage Shelves DEAR TIM: I just put a deposit on unique metal wine storage shelves at an architectural salvage business. This metal monstrosity used to hold auto parts. It just so happens it would be perfect to hold my wine bottles on top of an open bar area in my new home. Without […]

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IMPORTANT NOTE FROM AUTHOR: December 21, 2017 The following review was originally published on November 2, 2017. Within two weeks of publishing it, my Knock stopped working. The interior doorbell was the first thing to malfunction. A week later, the app failed to work if someone pushed the Knock button you see above. I reached […]

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Surviving the Storm A ferocious Nor’easter lashed central New Hampshire last night and my family and I did a good job of surviving the storm. The howling wind and rain knocked out my electricity before midnight. My cable Internet access was cut as well. It was impossible to get a good night’s sleep. Standby Generator […]

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Are you considering prehung interior french doors? Be sure the reveal around and between the french doors is consistent. Double french doors has more reveals than a standard prehung door. But if done correctly, your double french doors will look great and last for years.

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How To Sink Finishing Nails TIPS Use a small nail set that's sized correctly Finish nail guns do a great job - ease gun to wood WATCH nail set and nail gun videos below Match nail set tip to small dimple in head of finish nail CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! […]

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Vinyl siding paint works best when it is a blend of urethane and acrylic resin. Vinyl siding soaks up heat and therefore has a high expansion/contraction rate. Painting vinyl siding with the proper paint will leave a lasting color for a long time.

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