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How to Prevent Contractor Mistakes - Phone Call Help and Due Diligence I feel it’s my job to save you as much money and time as possible on every project you plan to do at your home. While it’s a noble quest, I’m thwarted each day by two or three things. First and foremost, if Read More »

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Painting Rusty Metal and Steel - Prevent Explosions! Did you see in the recent news the catastrophic gas explosion that killed nine people on the island of Jersey in the English Channel? It’s early in the investigation and the experts may not ever be able to pinpoint the cause, but I have my own idea Read More »

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Loan Prepayment Benefits - You Can Save Thousands of Dollars My youngest daughter moved out West thousands of miles away from me in 2022.  Once in her new city, she had to purchase her first car. She bought a used car from Carvana. At the time of the purchase, she had a job prospect but Read More »

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How to Use an Old Drywall Lath Hatchet - Keep it Razor Sharp This video was probably recorded in the 1950s. The installer is putting up 3/8-inch-thick drywall lath panels. These lath panels were often 16 inches wide and normally 4 feet long. They were introduced in the early 1900s. Some call it rock lath. Read More »

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Paint Walls with Bold Colors - It Might Look Fantastic I’ve had the distinct pleasure to attend numerous editors conferences over the years sponsored by different manufacturers. I’ve toured tool heat-treating hand-tool plants, precision saw-blade factories, small-engine plants, and paint factories to name but a few. Each experience is similar to Christmas morning because I Read More »

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The X Files was a fascinating television series. Here's some footage shot in 2015 or possibly 2016 which means it was probably scripted a year before that. Watch it with an open mind. Realize tens of thousands of people are now dying mysteriously, many of them healthy young people. Have you wondered why? Have you Read More »

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Matching Wood Stain - Add Pigment to the Urethane This past week I helped two 70-year-old newlyweds solve a vexing problem in a home they purchased. In just fifteen minutes using my transcribed phone call service, I saved them perhaps $5,000.00. I shared a time-tested way they could match the stain on a wood-paneled room. Read More »

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