3 Way Switch Troubleshooting is Simple - Play Musical Chairs Watch the above video to see how to troubleshoot a 3-way switch that you goofed up. Yes, I know you did. I know you had good intentions, but now you've got the wrong wires on the wrong screws. Using just painters tape, a marker, a […]
How to Repair Wood Rot Video Repair wood rot is what your significant other asks you to do. But you don't know the best way. To put it differently, you don't know what's product to use and what will last. Repair Wood Rot Using Epoxy & Hardener The first thing to remember is you need […]
How to Use a Spade Bit Video A spade bit is an affordable drill accessory you'll come to love. These paddle bits, their old name from years ago, can devour wood in seconds. Screw Tips and Teeth I've used spade bits for decades. The old one just had a pointed tip like an arrow and […]
How to Use a Drill Driver Video A cordless drill driver is a magnificent tool that will save you time. This two-in-one power tool will also prevent lots of frustration. Drill Driver Saves Your Wrist My drill driver does a great job of preventing fatigue. Decades ago you had to turn screws by hand or […]
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.
Avoid Change Orders Tim Carter, founder of AsktheBuilder.com, shares tips about change orders in this last video of a four-part series. Change orders are Death on a Stick. Change orders delay jobs. Change orders mean your plans were HORRIBLE. Change orders lead to big arguments. Tim shares how to AVOID change orders in this […]
Paying Contractors Tim Carter, founder of AsktheBuilder.com, discusses MONEY in video number three of a four-part series about finding the best contractor. Money is the only leverage you have in a job. You only want to pay for completed work that's done right. If you pay too much money up front, you can get […]
Contract & Specifications This is video number two of a four-part series. In this video Tim discusses the importance of the contract. In a perfect world, and it happened only once during Tim's building career, you should be able to hand a contractor a set of plans, specifications and a CONTRACT and not have […]