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Johnson Hardware Wood Fascia Brackets Hi, I'm Tim Carter, AsktheBuilder.com. Wall mount sliding doors are very popular. I happen to have a set in my own home. My son loves the exposed hardware but my wife, well, she prefers to have it hidden behind a sleek fascia board. My wife asked me to install a […]

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Leviton SmartlockPro® GFCI - Sleek New GFCI The Leviton SmartlockPro® GFCI is a pretty cool receptacle. It's easy to wire up. How Sleek is the GFCI? It's so sleek it doesn't project beyond the cover plate. Where Can I Buy the Leviton SmartlockPro® GFCI? CLICK or TAP HERE to purchase it. How Do You Connect […]

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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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Sewer Gas Smell Vent Pipe - Odor Source Sewer gas smell can be pulled from a rooftop plumbing vent pipe as the wind blows across it. This is known as the venturi effect and you should have been introduced to this law of physics in high school. That said, you could have been sick that […]

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Water Christmas Tree Away | It's so Very Easy! You can use a smartphone, a smart plug, a submersible fountain pump, and a little common sense to water your Christmas tree while you're away from your home. You can use this same method to water plants in window flower boxes if you can't be at […]

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Installation Noritz Boiler - NRCB Combi Boiler I had the great pleasure to install a Noritz NRCB Combi Boiler in my daughter's new home in November of 2019. Read the backstory in my November 24, 2019 Newsletter. Modulating Magic One of the main reasons I love this Noritz Combi boiler is that it's a modulating […]

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 This video shows you just about all you need to know about attic trusses. In case you do have questions, PLEASE click the two links just below and read my past columns about attic trusses. That saves me from typing the answer twice. Attic Trusses Column #1 Attic Trusses Column #2 The #2 column […]

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Water Armor Shower Arm Installation Fitting Did you ever wonder how that chrome gooseneck shower arm connects to the water line behind the wall? Well, wonder no more and get a made-in-the-USA Water Armor shower arm fitting! Here's a screenshot of the above video. If you want to watch the video, CLICK the image ABOVE […]

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Prefabricated Wall Panels Tim Carter talks about the wonder of prefabricated wall panels. These panels are built in a factory and are assembled FAST on the job site. Floor trusses vs floor joists should be on your mind too.

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