On Friday, September 30, 2016, I had the honor to address about twenty-five or thirty people in room 201 of Braunstein Hall on the University of Cincinnati (UC) campus. There was a mix of UC faculty, graduate students, undergrad students and subscribers to my newsletter. Two of the professors who were at UC when I […]
Author Update: Don't skip over the last paragraph below from Brad Booth. What Causes Etched Glasses - It's Chelants & Cascade QUESTION: Tim, please help me. I remember reading in past columns that you’re a master plumber and have some sort of science degree. My husband and I are at odds as to what’s slowly […]
"The building code is not a set of recommendations. It’s a pass/fail document. Something either meets code or it doesn’t. There’s no gray area." Certificate of Occupancy NH - Don't Issue Until All is OK QUESTION 2: Tim, I’m at my wit's end. My builder thinks my new house is finished but there are numerous […]
Bad Form Hook - Dustin Hoffman and Robin Williams Here's a very short clip of Dustin Hoffman playing Captain Hook in the movie Hook saying, "Bad form!" You may want to watch a few of the other trailer clips to remind you of the magic in this wonderful remake movie starting Hoffman and the late […]
Lochmere Golf and Country Club - Best Course in Central NH I love to play golf on some days. I prefer Lochmere because it's such a fantastic course. Watch the video above and you may discover why. CLICK or TAP HERE to discover more about Lochmere and to book a tee time.
Ron Swanson Bacon and Eggs - All the Bacon and Eggs You Have Do you sometimes wonder if people really understand what you just said? Watch this short 0:33-second video and you'll understand my frustration some days in dealing with folks who watch my videos.
Old Building vs New Building - Interesting Debate! You’ve undoubtedly heard the saying, “They don’t make ‘em like they used to.” Often it’s said in frustration when a newer product fails long before you might think it should. If I could wave a magic wand and be a teacher in a vocational school dedicated to […]
New Building Product Shortcomings I attended the International Builders Show the second week of January, 2018. I’ve lost count of how many I’ve been to, but my first one was in 1995, if I’m not mistaken. Building product manufacturers use this venue to ply their new wares in front of builders and members of the […]
New Hampshire Geology New Hampshire geology is best described as a jumbled and tumbled mass of rocks. There are any number of accreted terraines from ancient periods of continental drift and the state is littered with evidence of the last period of continental glaciation. If you are a person that believes in man-caused climate change, […]
Laundry Room Countertop Ideas DEAR TIM: I need some help with my laundry room. I’m enlarging it in a remodeling project and know I need more countertop room. I’m really interested in any options you might know of and how to make the most of the space in the laundry room. I’ve got a healthy […]