June 14, 2020 AsktheBuilder Newsletter
Whoa Nellie! I think you might be a new subscriber! This first paragraph is reserved for you as a place of honor and distinction recognizing your commitment to receive tips that will save you sweet moola and time.
But flip the coin over and I see many loyal subscribers. You very likely have received so many issues of this newsletter that you could wallpaper the inside of the Goodyear blimp with them! Do you remember the issue where I shared the wonders of the tiny flashlight that saved my bacon in the icy cold dripping-wet crawl space under my daughter’s new home?
It’s a wondrous keychain flashlight you should have. CLICK or TAP HERE to discover WHY it works so well in harsh conditions.
This Week’s Music
I love to listen to music as I compose this newsletter. Music can really help soothe your soul. That’s a dangerous word, BTW. If you don’t say it clearly someone may think you want to sue them or be sued by them. "Go ahead, SOOTHE me!!!" But I digress.
This issue's song is a great duet by two superstars. CLICK or TAP HERE and get ready to be twirled in the kitchen.
Are You an Andersen Window Employee?
I’ve tried everything in the past seven days but hire a skywriting plane in Bayport, Minnesota to get in touch with a media contact at Andersen Windows. I’m getting no response despite multiple attempts on different platforms. As you can imagine, I’m very frustrated. Do you work for Andersen Windows? Can you help me? I’d love to hear from you!
Cut Your Cell Phone Bill in HALF!
I LOVE everything about Google Fi. When you’re connected to WiFi anywhere, your cell phone uses that STRONGER connection and you incur no data charges while on WiFi.
If you are out and about, your phone will automatically switch to a cell tower and might not use the same provider each time. Google has made deals with many of the major carriers and your phone switches to the best signal available.
The BEST PART is my bill has been cut in HALF!
Do you want more information about Google Fi and how to IMPROVE your cell signal AND save money??? I thought so.
CLICK or TAP HERE and get ready to improve your cell service and SAVE MONEY.
This Week’s FUN Quiz
You may have been one of the many who scored 100% on last week's quiz. Congrats! It was pretty easy, you know.
Now, riddle me this. What do these five things have in common?
- Nile River
- Spruce Goose
- Tiananmen Square Beijing
- Abandoned Pacific Northwest lumber mill
Admit it. You can’t resist this quiz. It’s futile to try.
CLICK or TAP HERE and tickle your little gray brain cells!
Sewer Pipes Tell Many Tales!
This past week, I sold a tool of mine using the wonderful garage-sale local groups on Facebook. The buyer recently retired from his position as one of New York City's sewer plant managers.
We had a great discussion about many things and he shared a funny story about how during particular holidays certain NYC residents are supposed to fast from eating.
It turns out that many of these residents sneak candy bars into the bathroom, eat them, and flush the wrappers down the toilet so they won’t get caught breaking the fast.
The sewer plant gets inundated with these wrappers. Your takeaway should be this: Don’t think that when you flush something down your toilet it magically disappears and all evidence is gone.
Also, those who work at the sewer plants know exactly when the quarters end and when it's halftime at the Super Bowl without having to watch TV. They can see the flow meters in the plant go way up as hundreds of thousands of toilets flush all at once.
Treated Lumber FAILURE !
Do you think it takes extraordinary circumstances to cause treated lumber to rot?
Did you know there are twelve grades or types of treated lumber? Use the wrong one in the wrong place and you WILL HAVE ROT.
I’ve got TWO amazing videos for you to watch about this topic. They might save you from injury or even death.
CLICK or TAP HERE and be prepared to discover what you didn’t know about that green lumber.
How to Connect PEX Piping
Have you wondered how in the world you can make a leakproof joint in a water line without glue or solder? I use special PEX tubing for water lines. These are made with an amazing plastic that has a shape-retention memory.
Creating a leakproof connection is super easy, it’s foolproof, and it’s FAST. Even a caveman or woman could do it!
CLICK or TAP HERE to watch the shortest video I’ve ever made showing you just how to accomplish the task!
I’d say that’s enough for a Sunday.
Do It Right, Not Over!
P.S. Imagine this scenario:
You drop something heavy and CHIP a tile on your floor!!
ACCCKKKKK! What do you do? How will you repair it?
CLICK or TAP HERE to see what I’d do.