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October 10, 2021 AsktheBuilder Newsletter
10/11/2021 6:10 AM
This is a very very short and unusual newsletter. I"ve been on the road all week. I"m in Cincinnati, Ohio and attended my 51st high school reunion last night. I"ve been far too busy visiting friends, not being able to have time to see enough of them I might add, and conducting a little business […] The post Read More
 
October 3, 2021 AsktheBuilder Newsletter
10/4/2021 6:45 AM
Hold on right there! Why of course I know why you"re hanging out with Kay, Jeanne, Andy, Ed, Maritza, Dawn, and Billy. This is your first issue! Welcome! Thanks for subscribing. This is not a normal newsletter, so wait until next Sunday to pass judgment. MDI This past week, I spent three days on Mt. […] The post Read More
 
How to Prevent Brick Foundation Problems
9/27/2021 8:50 AM
How to Prevent Brick Foundation Problems - Go to the BIA A few weeks ago, a visitor to my AsktheBuilder.com website wanted to know about brick foundations. Karen had this ambitious desire to build a small 900-square-foot house by herself. She was well aware of her physical limitations and asked me if it was possible […] The post Read More
 
September 26, 2021 AsktheBuilder Newsletter
9/27/2021 8:03 AM
I was born at night, but not last night for goodness sake. I see why you"re huddled with Mac, Christine, Noah, Bristol, Eric, Sonia, and Cathy. You"re a brand-new subscriber in the past week! You get top billing each week in the newsletter. Thanks for subscribing and I appreciate your trust. That said, you might […] The post Read More
 
Installing Plumbing Drain Pipes
9/25/2021 7:59 AM
Installing Plumbing Drain Pipes - It"s Somewhat Easy I’ve been a master plumber since 1981. I’ve always loved doing plumbing because it’s a very interesting three-dimensional challenge when it comes to installing drain, waste, and vent (DWV) piping in a new home or a large remodeling job. Because I was also the lead carpenter and […] <...Read More
 
Meredith Porphyritic Granite
9/20/2021 1:57 PM
Meredith Porphyritic Granite - Most Beautiful Rock in New England The Meredith Porphyritic Granite can be found in and around Meredith, New Hampshire. I happen to live directly on top of this massive pluton and my college degree is in geology. Some references to this geologic rock formation in the older literature refer to it […] Th...Read More
 
September 19, 2021 AsktheBuilder Newsletter
9/20/2021 6:28 AM
Ah, I get it. You"re standing over there against the wall with Missy, Fran, Sean, Noble, George, and Meg because you just subscribed in the past week. Welcome! I devote this top paragraph to you each week. Thanks for becoming part of my virtual family. You, though could have subscribed in the past few weeks. […] The post Read More
 
Buy a Hard Cover Dictionary
9/17/2021 7:00 AM
Buy a Hard Cover Dictionary It"s really easy to change the definition of a word in an online dictionary. It takes seconds. And I know it"s happening online. We can"t have invisible people changing the definition of words for goodness sake! But no one can easily change the definition of a word in a dictionary […] The post Read More
 
Drain Flies How to Get Rid Of
9/17/2021 6:41 AM
Drain Flies How to Get Rid Of - Easy! My friend Jim from Cincinnati, texted me the other day: "How do I get rid of drain flies?" I replied, "Simple..." I then outlined the steps in the text message. Here they are for you. Step 1: Remove the drain cover and use a toilet brush, […] The post Read More
 
It’s a Lemonade Day
9/14/2021 4:04 PM
I shared a story in my August 8, 2021 newsletter how I stopped at lemonade stand that had a T-Rex handing out the nectar. Erik Thorson is one of my newsletter subscribers and he reached out to me telling me about a song he wrote about lemonade. It"s pretty good, just like the liquid refreshment. […] The post Read More