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May 31, 2020 AsktheBuilder Newsletter
6/1/2020 6:44 AM
If you’ve just become a subscriber in the past few days, this spot is yours! Newcomers to my newsletter family deserve a friendly welcome, right? I’m so glad you’re here! You, on the other hand, might be a very seasoned subscriber who I’m always happy to see. I may have dusted you with so much […] The post Read More
 
Restore Old Deck
5/30/2020 12:31 PM
Restore Old Deck - Flip Over the Joists DEAR TIM: I’ve got a nine-year-old treated lumber deck on my home that’s showing worrying signs of decay. I removed some of the deck boards to discover some of the 2x12s are rotting at the top and there are huge cracks running along the top edge of […] The post Read More
 
Garage Planning Ideas
5/30/2020 10:23 AM
Garage Planning Ideas - Make it Bigger DEAR TIM: I can’t tell you how many thousands of dollars I’ve spent on remote storage facility fees. I want to put all my stuff on my own land in a dream garage. I realize a garage can be detached as well as attached to my home. Have […] The post Read More
 
What is Miasma?
5/29/2020 5:54 PM
What is Miasma? - Remember, Just Guess Don"t ask Alexa or Siri for help. Trust the Force within you! IMPORTANT NOTE: After clicking SUBMIT, scroll back at the top and click the VIEW SCORE button to see how you did! CLICK or TAP HERE to play ALL past AsktheBuilder.com quizzes. Loading… Thank Stain Solver, the […] The post Read More
 
Metal Roof Color Temperature
5/29/2020 1:39 PM
Metal Roof Color Temperature - Color Matters Big Time I used my FLIR infrared camera to determine the temperature of three pieces of metal I had painted three different colors. The experiment was done at the end of May 2020 in central New Hampshire. I took the photos just a few minutes after solar noon. […] The post Read More
 
Newsletter Music Gillian Norris The Temptress
5/29/2020 9:04 AM
The Temptress was featured in the May 31, 2020 AsktheBuilder.com newsletter. It"s a performance that was part of the Lord of the Dance traveling show that debuted in Ireland in July of 1996. CLICK or TAP HERE to read all past AsktheBuilder.com newsletters. CLICK or TAP HERE to listen to all the music featured in […] The post Read More
 
Echo CS 3510 Chainsaw Review
5/28/2020 6:47 AM
Echo CS 3510 Chainsaw - Compact, Light Perfect for Homeowners I recently assembled and started up the Echo CS 3510 chainsaw. I"ve used many chainsaws and this one, in my opinion, is a homeowner tool. Most pros who use chainsaws all day long would probably scoff at this handy tool for the same reason you"d […] The post Read More
 
May 24, 2020 AsktheBuilder Newsletter
5/26/2020 6:26 AM
Memorial Day Tribute Tomorrow is Memorial Day here in the USA. It’s a very somber holiday for me. The day is set aside to honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice while in uniform and service to their country. That’s the formal definition, but I feel it might be extended to those that perish many […] The post Read More
 
How Many People Died in the Great World War II?
5/23/2020 12:30 PM
How Many People Died in the Great World War II? - Remember, Just Guess Don"t ask Alexa or Siri for help. Trust the Force within you! IMPORTANT NOTE: After clicking SUBMIT, scroll back at the top and click the VIEW SCORE button to see how you did! Loading… Thank Stain Solver, the Quiz Sponsor, by […] The post Read More
 
PFC Melvin Carter
5/21/2020 11:16 AM
Author"s Note: The following text appeared in Chapter One of the Adventures & Advice book that I wrote at the request of my youngest daughter. I also shared the book with my other two older children. This book is not available to the general public as it was a special gift to my children, my […] The post Read More