June 10, 2016 AsktheBuilder Newsletter
This is going to be a fast Weekend Warrior update.
I have to leave the house soon to help the wife of a fellow patriot who's in prison out in Nevada. His name is Jerry DeLemus.
This man should not be imprisoned while awaiting trial right now, but that's a story for a different day. Look Jerry up if you want to know what's going on.
It's an hour's drive both ways to and from her home and she needs me to help put in a window air conditioner and install a few simple bathroom light fixtures.
When I come home, I'll be putting the finishing touches on my downstairs basement bathroom.
It was a total gut job and I put in all new Sterling and Kohler fixtures.
My son and I hung the Kohler shower door two days ago in the Ensemble four-piece acrylic shower stall.
WOW is all I can say. The shower doors are so well designed and have a special nano-technology coating that keeps them clean.
He loved the overhead 8-inch round shower rain head that has the water coming out of the ceiling.
Next week, I'm going to give you links to all the superb products we used in case you have a bathroom remodel or new home in your future.
You want to give these a hard look. The quality of the products is amazing and I love how it's all Made in the USA!
Shari's Boys Black Hands
Shari wrote to me overnight:
"I have a black asphalt driveway and my kids have their basketball hoop out there. Their hands are constantly black and leave prints all over the house. Is there some kind of clear coat to put on to keep their hands from turning black?"
No Shari, there's no magic clear coating and even if there was, the sun's UV light would tear it up.
Without going back and forth with Shari, I'm pretty sure she might be one who coats her blacktop with a sealer every year to make it look great.
No wonder she has BLACK ASPHALT coming off on hands, soles of shoes, etc.
My in-laws kitchen for years had a white linoleum floor. You could see yellow pathways on the floor where people walked.
The yellow paths were caused by asphalt tracked in from their driveway and from oil that was on the soles of their shoes from walking on oil spots in parking lots.
I told her if she wants the black to go away to STOP sealing the driveway.
Blacktop that's been put in on a great base will last for decades without any sealer. The asphalt drive here at my own home is now 16 years old and has never been sealed. It's not falling apart even with harsh New Hampshire winters.
If you have a blacktop drive that you walk across frequently, I urge you to take off your shoes the instant you walk indoors. Put on a set of house shoes to keep your floors, carpets, etc. looking superb.
Stain Solver SALE Next Week
If you've been a subscriber for at least eight weeks, you know we had a Stain Solver Sale at the end of April.
I only announced it ONCE during the week-long event.
Why? Because in just FIVE DAYS we sold about six tons of the TEN TONS we made.
I was afraid of running out had I sent a LAST CALL email at the end of the sale.
Well, get READY to stock up because we will have a sale for just a week.
There's a LIMITED SUPPLY of the larger sizes so if you want an 18 or 50-pound container, you better ACT FAST next week.
Are you a new subscriber? opens in a new windowCLICK HERE and scroll down through the photos to see all the things Stain Solver will clean.
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If you've not yet used Stain Solver, I BEG you to order a small sample size for $11.97 - FREE SHIPPING - to see how it works. Once you're a believer, you can feel comfortable ordering a larger size.
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Secrets for Shimming a Door
Have you ever wondered how a master carpenter like me hangs a pre-hung interior door?
Have you struggled with using wood shims?
Do you know the magic tool to use to safely cut off wood shims?
opens in a new windowCLICK HERE and I guarantee you'll discover something new you didn't know.
That's enough for a Friday.
Have a great weekend!
Founder - www.AsktheBuilder.com
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