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Insulated Concrete Foundation Forms & Attach Wood to Concrete
5/20/2019 9:59 AM
Insulated Concrete Foundation Forms QUESTION #1: Hello, Tim. I was doing research about house foundations and came across interlocking foam forms that stack on top of one another. They assemble much like children’s plastic blocks. Does a concrete foundation poured this way work as well as a traditional poured or cast concrete foundation? What, i...Read More
 
May 19, 2019 AsktheBuilder Newsletter
5/20/2019 9:45 AM
Are you a new subscriber? Greetings and salutations! Are you a seasoned subscriber? You know I love you too! The New House Update Months ago I announced that this newsletter would be focused on the construction of my daughter and son-in-law"s new home in Bar Harbor, Maine. I"m not the builder, but I am consulting […] The post Read More
 
No Pest Dryer Vent
5/19/2019 6:16 AM
No Pest Dryer Vent - Mine Works Well I installed a special dryer vent cover about four years ago. It"s a no pest dryer vent. It comes with two flaps, not just one as you find on regular vent covers. The outer flap has tiny magnets that keep the cover closed so it won"t annoy […] The post Read More
 
An A-Frame House Decision and Washing Windows
5/13/2019 6:15 AM
An A-Frame House Decision QUESTION #1: I’d like your honest opinion, Tim. A-frame houses have always appealed to me and I think I want to build one. I’ve done scads of research on these unusual homes and I’m convinced it’s the right decision. I want you to be the devil’s advocate and try to expose […] The post Read More
 
Unique Shed Tips and Tricks & Door Latches
5/6/2019 7:22 AM
Unique Shed Tips and Tricks QUESTION #1: Hello Tim. I’ve put off building a small garden shed for too many years. After the wretched winter I endured, I deserve something that will lift my spirits. I don’t know where to start, but I do know I want it to be an asset to my property. […] The post Read More
 
Label Electrical Wires
5/5/2019 6:47 AM
Label Electrical Wires - Have Some Fun Be Reasonable It"s a good idea to label electrical wires. Here are a few reasons why you should do it: labels help remind you how to name circuit breakers labels help you know what wire is which in an attic or crawlspace labels help you when you tear […] The post Read More
 
Last Call – Stain Solver Sale
5/5/2019 6:21 AM
When Kathy and I have a Stain Solver sale and it"s HOURS away from ending, hundreds of subscribers have thanked me for sending this final reminder. So now"s the time to order as the Spring 2019 Stain Solver Sale ENDS at midnight, May 5, 2019. CLICK or TAP HERE to purchase my certified organic oxygen […] The post Read More
 
May 5, 2019 AsktheBuilder Newsletter
5/5/2019 4:56 AM
New subscriber? I"m glad you"re here and I hope I can save you lots of sweet moola and time moving forward. Illustrious subscriber in good standing? I"ve got some goodies for you this issue. Stain Solver Sale ENDS Tonight Here"s a reminder that the spring Stain Solver sale ends tonight. Kathy and I own the […] The post Read More
 
April 28, 2019 AsktheBuilder Newsletter
4/28/2019 9:27 AM
If you"re a brand new subscriber, I need you to realize this issue of the newsletter is extraordinarily special. I"ve NEVER produced an issue like you"re about to read. So hang in there and don"t unsubscribe. You"ll see a normal issue next week. The Story of Stain Solver First and foremost Stain Solver is a […] The post Read More
 
Flushable Wipes Clog Sewer
4/27/2019 10:15 AM
Flushable Wipes Clog Drain Lines and Sewers DEAR TIM: I’m really upset. I’m retired and have limited resources. I just had to spend $3,300 on a new sewage pump that was ruined by flushable wipes. What can you tell me about these flushable wipes? The label says they’re “sewer and septic safe” whatever that means. […] The post Read More