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First Alert Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm Review
6/14/2019 6:56 AM
First Alert Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm Review Smoke detectors have been around for decades now. Carbon monoxide detectors were not too far behind. First Alert combined the two into one detector and went one step further. The detector featured in this review, model SC0500, can communicate with other compatible First Alert detectors in your [...Read More
June 12, 2019 AsktheBuilder Newsletter
6/12/2019 12:03 PM
Are you a brand-new subscriber? Fantastic and watch out for the seasoned subscribers who may try to prank you. Don"t fall for the "free food" in the break room. What"s New at the New House? I"ve been AWOL the past two weeks because I"ve been super busy. Many months ago, eight to be exact, I […] The post Read More
Portable Dehumidifier Survey
6/12/2019 7:28 AM
Portable Dehumidifier Survey Please answer all the questions below. One person, chosen at random using the random number generator at, will win a $300 Amazon gift card. To qualify to win, you MUST have completed the following survey no later than midnight Eastern Time June 30, 2019. The winner will be chosen on the […] Th...Read More
Insulation Installation
6/10/2019 7:48 AM
"The same exact thing can happen inside a wall cavity in a home in a frigid climate if you don"t block and stop the water vapor from getting into the wall cavity." Insulation Installation - Simple If You Read Instructions The inspiration for this column happened just two days ago while I was working on […] The post Read More
PVC Pipe Sizes and Uses & A Dripping Valve
6/3/2019 10:00 AM
PVC Pipe Sizes And Uses QUESTION #1: Tim, I went to buy some plastic drain pipe and after looking at all the types my head started to hurt. I decided to leave the store and do some research. I’ve got several projects where I need a plastic pipe. I need to add a bathroom in […] The post Read More
May 31, 2019 AsktheBuilder Newsletter
5/31/2019 9:45 AM
New subscriber? Welcome! Aged (I don"t mean to say you"re a burnt cinder.) and seasoned subscriber? Thanks for continuing to tolerate me in your inbox! Deck Cleaning - You Probably Do it WRONG! Are you getting ready to clean and seal your deck now that summer is upon us? First and foremost, you should use […] The post Read More
5/28/2019 11:34 AM
Fantech Video and Product Links Here are the products you saw me install in the video. CLICK or TAP the images or text links to purchase them: Here"s the actual Fantech PB 270L7-2 270 CFM fan and the two inlets that are made to accept the LED dimmable lights:   CLICK or TAP HERE to […] The post Read More
Use Clinkers to Make Interesting Things & Concrete Crack Repair
5/28/2019 8:58 AM
Use Clinkers to Make Interesting Things QUESTION #1: Timmy, I was on a tour of the Gamble house in Pasadena, CA and saw the most unusual deformed brick in a garden wall. The brick was twisted and looked more like random rocks than brick. I want some for my own house! How are clinker brick […] The post Read More
May 27, 2019 AsktheBuilder Newsletter
5/28/2019 6:41 AM
Are you a brand-new subscriber? Thanks for your trust. If you"ve been here for some time, thanks for staying on board and opening each issue. Memorial Day - My Dad Today, May 27, 2019, we honor all those women and men who gave the ultimate sacrifice while in uniform so we can be free here […] The post Read More
Wood Floor Trusses Video
5/26/2019 5:04 PM
Wood Floor Trusses - So Many Advantages The post Wood Floor Trusses Video appeared first on Ask the Builder....Read More