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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. I've captured all sorts of video of the kiln I made, but haven't edited it and uploaded it. I will soon and it will appear on this page. What Materials […]

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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. Tim Carter, founder of AsktheBuilder.com and national award-winning builder, discusses how easy it is to locate the true professionals in your town. This video was shot before the advent of the online contractor-homeowner matching services, but it's relevant because you'll use this […]

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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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Window replacement is a major expense. Windows replacement can save energy over older leaky windows. Replacement vinyl windows are a very popular choice.

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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 […]

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