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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 […]

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 Ask The Builder · Front Loader Gasket Mold   Animated GIF by Marty Hovey Copyright 1995 Marty Hovey  Front Loader Gasket Mold Podcast Tim Carter received a front loader gasket mold email from Jane who lives in Sydney Nova Scotia, Canada. Here's what Jane wrote: "Tim, I have your Stain Solver which I use […]

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Water Leak Electrical Panel Podcast: Tim Carter received a water leak electrical panel email from Kathleen in Millersville, MD. Read her email below and then CLICK to LISTEN to the Water Leak in Electrical Panel Podcast. Here's what Kathleen wrote: "Tim, Every time it rains there is a slow trickle of water that seeps down […]

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 Animated GIF by Marty Hovey Copyright 1995 Marty Hovey Water Damage Drywall Repair Podcast: Tim Carter received a water damage drywall repair email from Phil. Phil lives in Australia and is a virtual friend of Tim's. Here's what Phil wrote: "Tim, I’ve got a small area of drywall that is a bit of a […]

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Replace Shower Soap Dish Podcast 59 - Click to Listen: Tim Carter called Steven to help him figure out how to replace his shower soap dish. Tim was hoping the soap dish had two hidden screws. Look at the photo:   CLICK or TAP HERE to get FREE BIDS from local Handymen who can install […]

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Sunroom Leak Podcast 58 - Click to Listen: Tim Carter called Karen to try to solve her sunroom leak. She lives on the East Coast. Karen has water that leaks under the walls of her sunroom. Here are some photos to help you understand how difficult this problem is to solve: The sunroom leak happened […]

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Fix Broken Toilet Handle Podcast: Tim Carter helps Debbie fix her broken toilet handle while on the phone. Read Tim's comments below and then click to LISTEN to the How To Fix a Broken Toilet Handle Podcast. The first step is to identify the manufacturer of the toilet. You need this so you get the […]

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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? This was a featured article in the April 30, 2020 Newsletter. The key to the repair is recognizing how the […]

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 Laminate Countertop Repair Kit Podcast: Tim Carter discusses how a laminate countertop repair kit might save you lots of money. There are two types of kits: small ones that repair a scratch, nick, or gouge complete re-coating kits where you apply a tough coating over the entire countertop Links to the two types of […]

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How to Install Extension Jambs in Vinyl Windows Podcast: Tim Carter answers a question or two from Steven, or Stephen depending on how you spell it, who lives in Florida. Steven cut into an exterior wall and put in two new vinyl windows. The issue is the windows are not as thick as the wall […]

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