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January 17, 2019 AsktheBuilder Newsletter
1/18/2019 6:15 AM
Are you a brand-new subscriber? Welcome! Everyone else, you know I appreciate your continued support, trust, and friendship.   It"s been a busy week here in central New Hampshire. A week ago today I awoke to my worst nightmare. The entire driveway was covered with 1 or 2 inches of ice.   The day before […] The post Read More
Olight I1R EOS Keychain Light Review
1/17/2019 11:38 AM
Olight I1R EOS - Lots of Light in a Small Cylinder My friend Jim Cluett gave me a Olight I1R EOS keychain flashlight for Christmas. It"s already come in handy three times in the past three weeks! CLICK HERE to order one of these great little flashlights. You"ll never regret having this tiny tool on […] The post Read More
Clog-Free Kitchen and Bath Drains
1/14/2019 7:27 AM
Yesterday I was perusing a national news website whose headlines more and more are reminding me of the traditional sensational tabloids that might have a story about a lawn being stolen. Being a syndicated newspaper columnist, I find this transition most interesting. One particular headline caught my eye as it talked about the five things [̷...Read More
January 12, 2019 AsktheBuilder Newsletter
1/12/2019 9:45 AM
Are you a new subscriber? Welcome!   All others, thanks for your loyalty and bravery.   I"m back home in central New Hampshire. Eight days ago, I was helping unload 9,008 pounds of cast iron drain and vent pipe, the fittings, and the most wonderful no-hub rubber couplings that have the stainless steel band clamps. […] The ...Read More
Cast Iron Pipe Questions
1/11/2019 5:05 PM
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Drill a Well and Hardwood Floor Scratches
1/7/2019 9:21 AM
Drill a Well QUESTION #1: Tim the Builder, I’ve got a question for you. I live in a big city and am tired of the chlorinated and polluted water that flows through the city water mains. Is it possible to have my own well water as people out in the country have? How does water […] The post Read More
January 3, 2019 AsktheBuilder Newsletter
1/3/2019 7:52 AM
Happy New Year!   If you"re a new subscriber in the past ten days, welcome to the party.   If you"re an older subscriber, I think 2019 is going to be our best year yet. A tsunami of great building photos and videos is about to tumble onto you!   This is going to be […] The post Read More
No Interior Bearing Walls and Be a Plasterer
12/28/2018 8:15 AM
No Interior Bearing Walls QUESTION #1: Tim, is it possible to build a multi-story home with no, or few, interior bearing walls or beams? I’ve looked at lumber span tables and regular lumber doesn’t seem to be able to do what I want to be done. What are my options and have you ever solved […] The post Read More
December 23, 2018 AsktheBuilder Newsletter
12/23/2018 8:30 AM
Are you a new subscriber? Thanks for your trust.   Are you one of my friends, you know, you"ve been here long enough to start to get a handle on the situation? Thanks for maintaining our friendship.   First and foremost, Merry Christmas!   That"s what I say. If you happen to celebrate a different holiday […] The ...Read More
Dickies Sanded Flex Coveralls
12/22/2018 5:39 AM
Dickies Sanded Flex Coveralls - Warm & Dry I had the good fortune to have a pair of Dickies Sanded Flex Coveralls on while I was overseeing the construction of my daughter"s home in Downeast Maine in late December, 2018. Coveralls are a great way to stay warm. Here are the other reasons why I […] The post Read More