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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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How To Get 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 […]

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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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XO Rust vs Rustoleum TIPS True Value XO Rust crushed Rustoleum ASTM B117 Salt Fog 200-hour test XO Rust has amazing adhesion & film Rustoleum paint film broke down CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! I'm very lucky. As a syndicated newspaper columnist and Internet publisher I get to visit places the average […]

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Amy, who lives in the quaint city of Martinsburg, WV, is creating lots of angst at her local Home Depot and Lowe's stores. Here's why: "I have not been able to get a clear answer from Lowe's or Home Depot about when a door may need to be re-stained or repainted (and how). I've been […]

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When you think of a man up in the mountains digging with a mattock and shovel, you probably conjure up a vision of a prospector looking for gold, silver or other valuable mineral. I doubt you'd imagine a man creating caves full of sculptured art. When you watch this video, I hope you take away […]

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Quick Column Summary: How to remove piece of OSB in floor Cut line between sheets of subflooring Remove fasteners Pry up the subfloor DEAR TIM: I'm carving out a small space in my garage attic transforming it into a man cave. The walls and ceiling in the attic are already drywalled. I have to get […]

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