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Find a Vocation Not a Job DEAR TIM: I’ve read your column for years. I’d like you to share your thoughts on encouraging a young person to learn a trade or skill rather than go to college. Can you share what you did when you were young and more importantly if you could have a […]

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Restore Patio Tile Grout QUESTION #1: Tim, my outdoor deck is a concrete slab with gorgeous tile on it. The grout is a mess and I believe I have to replace it. The quotes to do this work took my breath away. How does one make the determination if the grout needs to be replaced? […]

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Every year at this time my biggest newsletter sponsor, LE Johnson, hosts a super fun game. Today is the day for the game. I GUARANTEE you'll have a smile on your face in a few minutes. But before you start, I think you might enjoy this short story of how I came to know about […]

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Please click all the links below. Study the photos. Then answer the question in the following quiz: Sunflower Seeds & Giant Disappearing Doors Open Wide - Behold a Secret Hidden Space! Magic Stained Glass Shutters - Seriously? The Dream Laundry Room - WARNING, You'll Fall in Love The High School Geometry Door & Toys Big […]

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Hand Tool Storage QUESTION #1: Tim, I lost it this past weekend. After I cooled down, I realized I had no one to blame but myself. I spent two hours looking for a hand tool I know that was somewhere in my garage, basement or shed. I finally found it in my truck. Anyway, I’ve […]

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A leaking roof or water line break can cause water damage in your home. Water damaged drywall needs to be repaired before the ceiling drywall falls down or before water damage mold starts growing.

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DXV Fitzgerald Sink - A New Sink Perfect for Restoration Work Here's the DXV Fitzgerald sink after it was installed. Look below to see how incredible the transformation was. This magnificent period sink was perfect for the ongoing restoration of an early 1900s Craftsman house in southern California owned by one of my best friends. […]

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No Interior Bearing Walls QUESTION #1: Tim, is it possible to build a multi-story home with no, or few, interior bearing walls or beams? I’ve looked at lumber span tables and regular lumber doesn’t seem to be able to do what I want to be done. What are my options and have you ever solved […]

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Deck Beams and Posts QUESTION #1: Tim, I really need your help. My husband is making a mess of a deck extension project. I’m concerned he’s using the wrong-sized lumber and the connections between pieces of lumber don’t appear to be secure to me. Are you able to share deck-construction basics so my kids and […]

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Smart Control Gas Can - Easy to Use The Smart Control gas can is a dream to use. I had no issues unscrewing the spout as it was easy to press in the safety lock. CLICK HERE to discover more about the Smart Control gas cans. How Much Gas Comes Out? You can control the […]

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