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Ask The Builder · Front Loader Gasket Mold Animated GIF by Marty Hovey Copyright 1995 Marty Hovey  Front Loader Gasket Mold Podcast Tim Carter received a front loader gasket mold email from Jane who lives in Sydney Nova Scotia, Canada. Here's what Jane wrote: "Tim, I have your Stain Solver which I use a lot.  Read More »

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Water Leak Electrical Panel Podcast: Tim Carter received a water leak electrical panel email from Kathleen in Millersville, MD. Read her email below and then CLICK to LISTEN to the Water Leak in Electrical Panel Podcast. Here's what Kathleen wrote: "Tim, Every time it rains there is a slow trickle of water that seeps down Read More »

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Animated GIF by Marty Hovey Copyright 1995 Marty Hovey Water Damage Drywall Repair Podcast: Tim Carter received a water damage drywall repair email from Phil. Phil lives in Australia and is a virtual friend of Tim's. Here's what Phil wrote: "Tim, I’ve got a small area of drywall that is a bit of a disaster. Read More »

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Ask The Builder · 69: Free Standing Tree House Animated GIF by Marty Hovey Copyright 1995 Marty Hovey Free Standing Tree House Podcast: Tim Carter received a free standing tree house email from Joe who lives in South Carolina. He sent an amazing video you MUST watch below. I pray that Joe leaves his video Read More »

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Crawlspace Wall Insulation Podcast: Tim Carter received a great crawlspace wall insulation email from Craig who lives in Ohio. He sent amazing photos you can see below. Craig wrote: "Hi Tim, My crawlspace is about 660 square feet. I've attached pictures of the current condition in the crawl space. The insulation was simply nailed into Read More »

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Wet Room Ideas Podcast: Tim Carter received a great wet room ideas email from Jen who lives in Texas. Read her comments below and then CLICK to LISTEN to the Wet Rooms Ideas Podcast. She wrote: "Hi, Tim, I'm about to remodel my master bathroom. The concept of Japanese soaking tubs got me inspired and Read More »

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Ask The Builder · 65: Sink Smells Bad Sink Smells Bad Podcast: Tim Carter called Renee who lives in Chicago about her smelly sink. As soon as Renee described what she does to make the sink smell bad, Tim knew the cause. Why Does a Sink Smell Bad? A sink smells bad because a biofilm Read More »

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Ask The Builder · 64: Sap Stain Removal Sap Stain Removal Podcast: Tim Carter called Theresa not too long ago. Her husband had great intentions, but...: "We have a sap stain on our stone hearth about 1 foot in diameter. It was from a chainsaw-carved bear my husband believed was a good Mother's Day present. Read More »

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Copper Roof Strips Shingles Podcast: Tim Carter received the following email from Gary not too long ago: "Just had a new roof installed. As I was getting my quotes, I had asked about adding copper to the roof. They said that the new shingles have an ingredient in it that is resistant to mold and Read More »

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Drilling steel or metal is a quick way to dull your drill bits if you do it the wrong way. This AsktheBuilder.com video shows you how to drill holes using the correct drill bits and oil to drill through steel and sheet metal. A variable speed drill is the best drill to use.

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