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February 24, 2017 AsktheBuilder Newsletter
2/24/2017 9:15 AM
I"m still not hitting on eight cylinders. I"ve had the flu for the past week. I"m much better the past few days, but not 100%. Thank you for your positive thoughts, the remedies you sent and "Get Well" wishes! The Estate Sale Last issue I talked about my upcoming journey to Cincinnati, OH to help […...Read More
 
Loretto Staircase
2/22/2017 9:50 AM
The Loretto Staircase is surrounded by an air of mystery - who built it and why is it still standing. But the Loretto Chapel Miracle Staircase is subject to the same laws of physics as any staircase or circular staircase. ...Read More
 
How To Level a Floor
2/19/2017 1:41 PM
Having a flat floor is critical when installing ceramic tile. High or low spots in the floor can cause the tile to crack. A new electronic laser level helps you locate the high or low spots in your floor...Read More
 
February 19, 2017 AsktheBuilder Newsletter
2/19/2017 6:11 AM
The past three days I"ve been sick. Looks like I got a medium case of the flu. What a crazy illness. One minute you feel pretty good, and then an hour later it"s impossible to open your eyes. When in a low spot, I"ve got so little energy I actively think, "I sure hope the […...Read More
 
House Wrap vs Vapor Barrier
2/18/2017 8:25 AM
House Wrap and Vapor Barrier TIPS House wraps go on outside surface of house under siding Vapor barriers go on warm side of wall - See Below WATCH videos below for help Great improvements in newer house wraps CLICK HERE to Get Tim"s FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! Janice Rozier, who lives in Folkston, GA, sent […...Read More
 
How to Slope Drain Lines
2/17/2017 4:21 PM
How To Slope Drain Lines TIPS Drain and vent lines must slope - Period Too much slope in a drain line is bad WATCH plumbing vent pipe video below Support pipes so slope is permanent CLICK HERE to Get Tim"s FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! Jennifer Brown, who lives in Panama City, FL, purchased a new […...Read More
 
Trimming and Cutting Wallpaper
2/17/2017 3:37 PM
Trimming & Cutting Wallpaper TIPS Patience and some skill needed Simple tools, but special razor knife Use special primer on walls - See below! Start plumb out of each corner CLICK HERE to Get Tim"s FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! DEAR TIM: I"ve decided to install some wallpaper. It"s a small room, so it shouldn"t be […...Read More
 
Hardwood Floor Finish Repair
2/17/2017 2:55 PM
Do you have worn spots on your hardwood floors? Here is a hardwood floor finish repair tip that will save you money and restore your floor finish...Read More
 
Ceramic Wall Tile in Shower or Tub
2/17/2017 8:28 AM
Here are 20 ceramic wall tile installation tips for the best ceramic tile installation. Installing ceramic wall tile has never been easier!...Read More
 
Membrane Roofing Material
2/17/2017 6:47 AM
There are three basic types of membrane roofing for flat roof repair. These roofing materials enable you to basically shrink wrap your roof! Flat roof membranes take the roof leak worry of yesteryear out of owning a flat roof....Read More