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Restore Patio Tile Grout and House Paint
2/21/2019 8:51 AM
Restore Patio Tile Grout QUESTION #1: Tim, my outdoor deck is a concrete slab with gorgeous tile on it. The grout is a mess and I believe I have to replace it. The quotes to do this work took my breath away. How does one make the determination if the grout needs to be replaced? […] The post Read More
February 20, 2019 AsktheBuilder Newsletter
2/20/2019 7:50 AM
New arrival? Welcome and thanks for your trust. Not-so-new? Thanks for staying on the list! I must be doing a few things right Mt. Desert Island House Update Just after the new year, I shared that this newsletter would focus tightly on my daughter and son-in-law"s new home up in Downeast Maine. I"m not the […] The post Read More
Detached Garage Ideas
2/18/2019 5:48 PM
"Detached garage ideas are like grains of sand on a beach. The most important one is to make your garage wide and deep." Tim Carter | Founder - Detached Garage Ideas - Bigger is Better Always DEAR TIM: I bought a house with a dilapidated detached garage on it. It needs to be torn […] The post Read More
February 17, 2019 AsktheBuilder Fun Game Newsletter
2/17/2019 5:58 AM
Every year at this time my biggest newsletter sponsor, LE Johnson, hosts a super fun game. Today is the day for the game. I GUARANTEE you"ll have a smile on your face in a few minutes. But before you start, I think you might enjoy this short story of how I came to know about […] The post Read More
LE Johnson 2019 Fun Game
2/14/2019 2:52 PM
Please click all the links below. Study the photos. Then answer the question in the following quiz: Sunflower Seeds & Giant Disappearing Doors Open Wide - Behold a Secret Hidden Space! Magic Stained Glass Shutters - Seriously? The Dream Laundry Room - WARNING, You"ll Fall in Love The High School Geometry Door & Toys Big […] ...Read More
February 14, 2019 AsktheBuilder Emergency Alert Newsletter
2/14/2019 6:59 AM
I"ll make this fast. For many of you, today is Valentine"s Day. For my buddies Phil and Russell who live down under, it"s just about over as I type this. PLEASE go to the following page at my website and WATCH the two videos so you don"t make a mistake! There"s STILL TIME for you […] The post Read More
February 12, 2019 AsktheBuilder Newsletter
2/12/2019 11:23 AM
Are you new to the party? Welcome. This is a very special issue, so you subscribed at the right time. Distinguished subscriber of record? You"re about to paste a big smile on your face. You Can Be DT"s Next Model! Ladies, how would you like to be a model for Duluth Trading? If not you, […] The post Read More
Cast Iron Drain Pipe
2/12/2019 7:55 AM
Cast Iron Drain Pipe - Quiet, Durable and Wonderful "At the very least, use cast iron drain pipe for your toilet pipes across ceilings and down walls. This will stop embarrassing noise and add value to your home." Tim Carter | Founder - Modern cast iron drain pipe is nothing like the cast iron […] The post Read More
Attic Truss Design
2/12/2019 6:39 AM
Attic Truss Design - Real Rooms in a Real Attic! "You may not realize you can have rooms up in the wasted space of normal truss roofs. Attic trusses allow you to recapture all that dead space." Tim Carter | Founder - Attic trusses are marvelous trusses that create rooms for a small amount […] The post Read More
How To Winder Stairs
2/11/2019 3:50 PM
How To Winder Stairs - They Save Space "Winder stairs were very common in houses built in the early 1900s. It"s a shame they"re not used in more homes today." Tim Carter - Founder Winder stairs allow you to turn a corner and change the direction of a staircase. The most common turn is 90 […] The post Read More