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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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Wood-Fired Kiln - Easy to Do in Hours This is the video I watched that gave me the inspiration to build our prototype wood-fired kiln. This is the kiln my youngest daughter requested. Read the back story in my May 3, 2020 Newsletter. Read an update in the February 14, 2021 AsktheBuilder Newsletter. I've captured […]

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Repair Handrail in Concrete and Brick Podcast: Tim Carter talks with Bob in New York about how to repair his metal handrail that's loose on his exterior brick wall. It's important to realize Tim made this exact repair at a friend's house in Los Angeles a few years ago. Tim suggested to Bob that he […]

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DXV Fitzgerald Sink - A New Sink Perfect for Restoration Work Here's the DXV Fitzgerald sink after it was installed. Look below to see how incredible the transformation was. This magnificent period sink was perfect for the ongoing restoration of an early 1900s Craftsman house in southern California owned by one of my best friends. […]

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Broken Sink Stopper Question #1: Tim, is it true you said in a past column you’re a master plumber? If it is, I need your help. My bathroom sink stopper is not working right. When I pull up the knob in the center of the faucet not much happens. It used to work great. The […]

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Flagpoles can be purchased, or use these ideas for your homemade version. These flag pole tips and facts will help assure that your residential flagpole is installed well and will properly support our American flag, even in strong winds.

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 Finding the best contractor This is video number one of a four-part series. CLICK or TAP HERE for video #2. CLICK or TAP HERE for video #3. CLICK or TAP HERE for video #4. Tim Carter, founder of AsktheBuilder.com and national award-winning builder, discusses how easy it is to locate the true professionals in your […]

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Outdoor Furniture Restoration TIPS Most free advice from store associates is worthless - tough love, sorry! Get best advice from pros who's livelihoods depend on the product Urethane-resin paints perform very well Use Stain Solver oxygen bleach to prep outdoor furniture CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! DEAR TIM: I’ve got several […]

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A window seat is a great addition to your home. Window seats provide both extra storage and a place to sit, relax, read a book and look out the window. Building a window seat can be built in a few days. Once completed, just add some window seat cushions and sit, relax and catch up on that book.

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