Repairing a Broken Double Pane Window Glass Rich Sinclair who lives in Hainesport, New Jersey emailed me asking the following question: "Can you replace only one broken pane of a double pane window?" The answer is simply: No Double pane, or insulated glass, is made by taking two pieces of glass and separating them with Read More »
Gutter Leak Repair Spray TIPS "If it looks too good to be true, then ...." Old gutters used to be soldered WATCH gutter seal video below Modern sealants do a great job if aluminum is cleaned first CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! Seal the Connections Aluminum gutters and downspouts are prone Read More »
Fill Holes in Hardwood Floor TIPS Color putty can work Perfect match required to avoid polka-dot look Consider using an oak dowel to create pegged-floor look as last resort Get FREE BIDS from local pros to save your knees - See below CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! Jane Belanger, who lives Read More »
Replace Warped Hardwood Floor TIPS Hardwood floor board can be replaced Extremely hard job - no room for mistakes Professional is best equipped to do this job Furniture repairman can fix other defects without removal of wood CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! Tom P. who lives down south, who has the patience Read More »
How To Flip Houses TIPS Cable TV shows are NOT realistic - don't believe them Hard, dangerous and risky work filled with surprises Plan for cost overruns - at least 50 percent Landslides a real danger in certain areas CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! DEAR TIM: I’ve decided it’s time to Read More »
House settling cracks drive people crazy. People wonder how to identify house foundation cracks or any sort of cracks. Planning ahead on your new home construction will save you foundation movement and cracking in the future.
Cast Iron Tub Repair TIPS Use Stain Solver Certified organic oxygen bleach to clean tub Clear rapid-set epoxy and matching paint works well Off-the-shelf products may work Do a small test first CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE& FUNNY Newsletter Repairing a chipped or scratched cast-iron tub is easy. The trick is to use the Read More »
If punch list items have not been completed before you pay the builder in full, you may be left punching yourself. Repair of the unfinished items may fall to you, as many builders lose interest in a job as it gets towards the end. If money has been received in full, only conscience may bring the builder back to work on small items. Fear not. You can fix them yourself, and with better results. The tips are here.