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Meredith Porphyritic Granite - Most Beautiful Rock in New England The Meredith Porphyritic Granite can be found in and around Meredith, New Hampshire. I happen to live directly on top of this massive pluton and my college degree is in geology. Some references to this geologic rock formation in the older literature refer to it […]

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Buy a Hard Cover Dictionary It's really easy to change the definition of a word in an online dictionary. It takes seconds. And I know it's happening online. We can't have invisible people changing the definition of words for goodness sake! But no one can easily change the definition of a word in a dictionary […]

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Do the math. The road is about 7.5 miles long. He did it in UNDER 5 minutes and 45 seconds. That makes his AVERAGE speed over 60 mph!!! On some short stretches, he was probably doing 80 mph or higher! Remember, there's NO GUARDRAIL on this road. Update - August 2021 - He sets a […]

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Room Addition Plans - They Must Be Great This past week, I did quite a few telephone consult calls. One in particular stands out, and I feel it should be of particular interest to you if you’re planning on building a new home, a large room addition, remodeling a kitchen, or even building a humble […]

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How to Draw Plumbing Plans - It's Not Easy to Get Them Right You may want to know how to draw plumbing plans because: you need a plumbing permit you plan to install the pipes yourself your plumber needs the drawing and can't do it There are other reasons to draw plumbing plans, but those […]

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How Much Does Rain Weigh? - For 2 Inches Per Square Mile I like to do arithmetic problems the way I was taught in grade school. I still use a pencil and paper. The goal is to keep my brain sharp. It's one of the reasons I like doing Morse code too. My favorite pencils […]

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Tim Carter DIY Coaching - Phone or Video Call Do you need DIY coaching? Are you stuck with a: carpentry problem plumbing issue roof leak ceramic tile install or grout question repair conundrum bid comparison scenario ANY problem around your home or small business Ask the Builder founder Tim Carter will call you on the […]

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Build a Cardboard Boat - Sears Editors Conference 1999 I was lucky to be part of the team that was destined to build a cardboard boat that set a Florida state record. The year, I believe, was 1999. Mike Mangan, the public relations manager for Sears, invited me to my first ever Sears Editors Conference […]

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Johnson Hardware Wood Fascia Brackets Hi, I'm Tim Carter, AsktheBuilder.com. Wall mount sliding doors are very popular. I happen to have a set in my own home. My son loves the exposed hardware but my wife, well, she prefers to have it hidden behind a sleek fascia board. My wife asked me to install a […]

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