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Fix Old Doorknob Podcast: Tim Carter helps Sharon and her husband fix their front doorknob in their 1890s house in Chicago. Mr. Sharon FIXED it while the podcast was happening. How cool was that? The key to the repair is recognizing how the parts of the doorknob work. If you've never taken apart or installed […]

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Patio Door Hinge Types - There are Many Joe S. from Osage Beach, MO reached out to me about his odd patio door hinge. Here's what he wrote: "I have an odd sized hinge that is for my patio doors.  They need replacing and since I've never seen them before I would really appreciate your […]

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Door Opens On Its Own - Easy to Fix in Minutes QUESTION #2: Hey Tim, thanks for all the free tips and hundreds of videos on your AsktheBuilder website. I just moved into an apartment that’s tired and old. My dad told me about you and I wonder if you can help me as my […]

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Are you a new subscriber? I'm about to summon my fellow NH wizards and we're going to cast a protective spell on you and all your underwater allies. You'll be able to eat what you want for the next three days with no ill effects if all goes well. If you've been here for a […]

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Pocket Door Plywood - Use the Clip Set to Install You can strengthen pocket door frames by installing 3/4-inch plywood in between the steel-wrapped studs. It takes just minutes to install the ingenious clips. CLICK or TAP HERE for more information about these magic clips. Watch me install the LE Johnson plywood clips:

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Strong Pocket Doors QUESTION #1: Mr. Tim, can you solve a dilemma? I’m planning to install a few pocket doors in my new home. I already know at these locations I’ll have heavy mirrors and artwork on the walls where the door slides in and out of the pocket. I’m afraid the small anchors I […]

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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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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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