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December 15, 2019 AsktheBuilder Newsletter

Quick question: Are you a new subscriber? Are you ready for some fun and tips that will save you sweet moola? Good. You're at the right place.

Have you been a subscriber for more than a week? I'm pretty sure the reason you continue to open these newsletters is to see if they've rescinded my Internet privileges here at the sanatorium! 😉

Make Up Not Out!

I'm involved in a fun project of curating lots of the stories about me growing up. As I get deeper into this project, I find myself basking in memories so thick I have to brush them away from my face! Trust me, it's liberating to turn the skeleton key unlocking the attic door of your mind. Dusting off certain memories can reward you with quite a bit of pleasure.

CLICK or TAP HERE to read one of the stories.

Just today I was thinking about my first kiss and making out. It happened at Versailles State Park in Indiana when I was maybe 12 or 13. I'm pretty certain I was wearing brown shoes, but I digress!

What I really want to talk to you about is makeup air, not make out kisses that might take your breath away for goodness sake, silly!
makeup air vent

CLICK or TAP HERE to discover more about what you see in that image above.

But, for the full story, CLICK or TAP HERE to understand WHY you should consider a makeup air vent so you DON'T DIE of CARBON MONOXIDE poisoning!!!

Repointing Fireplace Mortar

A few days ago, I received a question via the Ask Tim page on my website. The gentleman wanted to know about tuck-pointing mortar INSIDE his fireplace.

I know that's not the best photograph but what you're looking at are the actual high-temperature firebrick in the last house I built.

What's that gray stuff in between each of the brick? The exact name?

Are you SURE you know? Come on, be honest. CLICK or TAP HERE and let me know if you were right.

I'm willing to bet you don't know what it is. In fact, I'm willing to wager you one delicious giant Aglamesis dark chocolate pecande, but not the one on my desk! You should only be so lucky to have a prize like this!

If you were wrong and accepted the bet, then email me and I'll give you the address to send me my pecande!
Aglamesis dark chocolate pecande

Compact LED Flashlight!

Are you looking for a fabulous flashlight? You know, you can't have too many flashlights.

Honesty Moment: I do have a tendency to hoard flashlights like I do jackets. It's nice-to-know information about how many of each I have!
Coast G10 LED Flashlight

Your eyes are locked onto the Coast G10 LED flashlight.

I'm here to tell you this LED flashlight is one that you MUST HAVE. It's an excellent prize to give to someone who might put it on a nightstand. It could come in handy in a power outage. You might find it useful to find small chunks of pecans that spewed from your mouth as you were savoring that dreamy caramel and dark chocolate pecande under the covers.

CLICK or TAP HERE now to see lots of different photos of the G10 and to discover WHY I'd have one of these Coast G10s on every floor of my house and in my car and truck.

CLICK or TAP HERE to order one before they sell out. This is the perfect stocking stuffer for all those on your Christmas list.

I LOVE the quality of Coast products. I've had their flashlights for years.

Penny-wise or Pound Foolish

Each day, I get quite a few questions at my Ask Tim page on my website.

All too often, the questions are quite involved and require quite a bit of typing. I've answered hundreds and hundreds of questions like this over the 25-plus years I've been doing Ask the Builder and know that each time I provide an answer the homeowner comes back with two, three, or more followup questions.

It's not a prudent use of my time to do this as you might expect.

This is why I developed my 15-Minute Phone Call product.

But here's what you need to know. Those questions I can't answer in 15 seconds or with a fast "Yes" or "No", I send this:

"Your situation requires lots of typing and I know you'll have more questions. I can solve your problem over the phone for an affordable price. If you're not happy with the call, it's FREE."

Here's the sad truth:

Only one in fifty homeowners decides to make the investment in the phone call that can save them HUNDREDS or THOUSANDS of dollars.

I'm convinced that those who ignore the offer of my protection think, "Hells bells about investing in the right answer! I'll go find it for FREE online!"

Well guess what? There's a good chance you'll discover the wrong answer long before you uncover the right answer. And if you don't know the RIGHT answer, then how do you know if you stumbled upon it?

Don't be foolish. Don't HOPE you have the right answer. You only should hope for things you can't control like the weather.

Deluxe Shed Plans

Are you paying lots of money each month to store a bunch of your stuff at one of those steel buildings somewhere? SCREW THAT!

Build your own shed - a DELUXE one - and have all your stuff where you can get it easily. What's more, a great shed ADDS VALUE to your casa.

Deluxe Two-Story Shed Plans
Here's my Christmas prize for you.

Normally these amazing super-detailed plans cost $19.95 at my shopping cart.

Purchase them now. I'm offering them to you for a LIMITED TIME at the unheard of price of $9.95.

You don't have to build the EXACT shed as I did, but you can use the plans for inspiration or you can modify them to your situation.

You'll discover all the information you need on the SEVENTEEN PAGES of the plans!!!

CLICK or TAP HERE to get these INSTANT DOWNLOAD plans now.

Listen, that's enough for a Sunday.

Don't forget to get a pecande and send it to me if you were wrong about the firebrick mortar!

Tim Carter
Founder - www.AsktheBuilder.com
So Clean I Beam - www.StainSolver.com
Morse Forever - www.W3ATB.com

Do It Right, Not Over!

P.S. Riddle me this:

Do you know how to identify what circuit breaker controls WHAT outlets and lights in your home? Can you do it ALONE without SCREAMING ten times from the garage, "Is THAT THE ONE?!!!!!"

Would you like to see how I discover what breaker controls WHAT outlets in my house? I thought so.



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