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Insulated Concrete Foundation Forms QUESTION #1: Hello, Tim. I was doing research about house foundations and came across interlocking foam forms that stack on top of one another. They assemble much like children’s plastic blocks. Does a concrete foundation poured this way work as well as a traditional poured or cast concrete foundation? What, if […]

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Unique Shed Tips and Tricks QUESTION #1: Hello Tim. I’ve put off building a small garden shed for too many years. After the wretched winter I endured, I deserve something that will lift my spirits. I don’t know where to start, but I do know I want it to be an asset to my property. […]

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XO Rust Spray Paint Video Watch this video to see how I used XO Rust spray paint to restore a rusted piece of wrought-iron patio furniture. The test panels will be just after the music interlude.

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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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