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Three and Four-Way Switches and Deck Cleaning
4/22/2019 6:38 AM
Three and Four-Way Switches QUESTION #1: Tim, I need you to mediate a dispute between my husband and me. We’re building a new home and there are quite a few places where two, or more, switches can be used to control lights. I like the convenience but my husband has had nothing but problems trying […] The post Read More
 
PEX Water Lines vs Copper and Water Heater Venting
4/15/2019 8:02 AM
PEX Water Lines vs Copper QUESTION #1: Can you help me make a decision, Tim? I’m building a new home and have the option of using PEX piping for my hot and cold water in the house as opposed to traditional copper. Do you have an opinion about both materials? Have you used both? What […] The post Read More
 
April 14, 2019 AsktheBuilder Newsletter
4/14/2019 7:46 AM
Welcome if you"re a new subscriber. I"m glad you"re here. If you"re a subscriber in good standing for years or a month, it"s great you"re still here. Running AquaPEX and Wire My son-in-law Brent and I have been working our butts off at the new house he and my daughter are building on Mt. Desert […] The post Read More
 
April 8, 2019 AsktheBuilder Newsletter
4/9/2019 5:38 AM
Are you a new subscriber? Hello from snowy Bar Harbor, Maine where I"m working on my daughter"s home. Subscriber of record in good standing? There"s 4 inches of FRESH SNOW on the ground and more falling! The winter with no end! READ THE NOTICE JUST BELOW PHOTO OF MY BOOT A Day Off Today I"m […] The post Read More
 
Install Radiant Heat Under Wood Floor 24 Inches OC
4/8/2019 2:23 PM
Installing Radiant Heat Tubing Tim Carter shows the complex method of looping Uponor hePEX tubing in between framing that"s 24 inches on center. Three heat transfer plates are in each truss bay, not two. The post Install Radiant Heat...Read More
 
XO Rust Spray Paint Video
4/8/2019 2:00 PM
XO Rust Spray Paint Video Watch this video to see how I used XO Rust spray paint to restore a rusted piece of wrought-iron patio furniture. The test panels will be just after the music interlude. The post XO Rust Spray Paint Video appeared first on Read More
 
Mystical Mt. Desert Island Artesian Well Water
4/8/2019 11:16 AM
Tim Carter discovers a mystical artesian well on Mt. Desert Island. Consuming this elixir makes one feel like they"re 18 years old again. Watch the results for Tim. The post Mystical Mt. Desert Island Artesian Well Water appeared firs...Read More
 
Sticky House Wrap and Squirrels in Attics
4/8/2019 7:46 AM
Sticky House Wrap QUESTION #1: Tim, I’m building a new home and the builder wants to apply an exterior house wrap that reminds me of adhesive shelf paper. All the other house wraps I’ve seen come in large rolls and are nailed to the house. I’m afraid the adhesive house wrap might not stand the […] The post Read More
 
March 31, 2019 AsktheBuilder Newsletter
3/31/2019 1:07 PM
Are you a new subscriber in the last week? Welcome and you picked a great time to jump aboard. Distinguished subscriber of record? I"ve got some great new-house eye candy for you today. Floor Trusses - Endless Joy The construction of my daughter and son-in-law"s house continues. The brutal cold weather is behind and I"ve […] The pos...Read More
 
Handy Hand Tools and Owner/Builder Mistake
3/25/2019 9:55 AM
Handy Hand Tools QUESTION 1#: Tim, I’m sure you get to see new tools all the time. I’m curious if certain ones become your favorite or if you see vast improvements over older models. I want to create a set of simple hand tools for both my daughter and son who now live in their […] The post Read More