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November 11, 2019 AsktheBuilder Communique
11/11/2019 10:58 AM
Veterans Day Did you have the honor and privilege to wear a uniform of any branch of the US Military? Perhaps you have a spouse, daughter, son, or other relative that was, or is currently, in the service of the great United States of America. If so, I and my family thank you/them for your/their […] The post Read More
November 10, 2019 AsktheBuilder Newsletter
11/10/2019 6:06 AM
Welcome if you"re a brand-new subscriber. This is a somewhat short newsletter. If you"ve been here any length of time here on the list, then you know this is one of my rough and tumble newsletters. How was your week? Mine was filled with a myriad of small projects. I discovered watercolor pencils and how […] The post Read More
How Long Can Concrete Last?
11/5/2019 5:49 AM
DEAR TIM: I’m about to have a new concrete driveway installed as well as some sidewalks. I asked the bidding contractors how long I might expect the concrete to last. The range given was from twenty to thirty years. That seems like a long time but I thought it could last much longer. How long […] The post Read More
November 3, 2019 AsktheBuilder Newsletter
11/4/2019 7:27 AM
Welcome if this is your first issue! It"s great to have you here. You may have been here for a while. This could be your second or 1,015th issue! I think that"s about how many I"ve sent out. I should have kept track! Getting Great Bids From Contractors I was doing lots of driving in […] The post Read More
Project Drawing and Specs Survey
11/2/2019 4:01 PM
Please complete the following survey. It will make sense as you march through it. Thanks, Tim Carter Loading… The post Project Drawing and Specs Survey appeared first on Ask the Builder...Read More
Gasoline Fire and Explosion Hazard
10/26/2019 2:06 PM
Gasoline Fire and Explosion Hazard - Very Dangerous Gasoline is a very dangerous liquid. Using it to start a fire or get rid of ants in your yard is a bad idea. Gasoline fumes are heavier than air and travel across the ground like invisible flowing water. Years ago I made a mistake starting a […] The post Read More
October 20. 2019 AsktheBuilder Newsletter
10/21/2019 7:17 AM
Did you just subscribe in the last week? Here"s a tip: Be sure each week you CLICK at least one link in each issue so this newsletter continues to make it into your inbox. Are you a long-time subscriber? I did some housekeeping two days ago and the same advice applies. If you want a […] The post Read More
DIY Electrical Wiring
10/14/2019 8:37 AM
DEAR TIM: It’s a very long story and don’t think I’m crazy. I’m building a new home and wondering if I can install all the electrical wiring myself. It’s not a big home, but it’s got all the things going on you’d normally have in a home including quite a few 3 and 4-way switches. […] The post Read More
October 13, 2019 AsktheBuilder Newsletter
10/14/2019 8:26 AM
You very likely could be a new subscriber. I"m so glad you"re here. Let"s see if I can WOW you with the first issue! You might be a subscriber that"s seen it all and you"re yawning right now saying, "Okay Tim, just get on with the tips and cool photos. Do you have a video […] The post Read More
Gladiator Foldaway Work Station
10/12/2019 7:35 AM
Gladiator Foldaway Work Station - Beefy & Easy to Assemble My wife Kathy needed some heavy-duty shelving to help her store supplies for her orchid-growing hobby. I felt the Gladiator Foldaway Work Station would be just the thing and both of us are now happy. While you may not grow orchids, you surely will find […] The post Read More