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Should A Shed Look Like The House?
9/16/2019 7:19 AM
DEAR TIM: I want to build a deluxe shed. I’ve just retired and have plenty of time on my hands. I want to stop paying the outrageous offsite storage fees. First and foremost, what do you think of my shed matching my house? Is this a good idea or a waste of time? In your […] The post Read More
 
September 15, 2019 AsktheBuilder Emergency Announcement
9/15/2019 11:29 AM
Did you see the overnight news about the horrible multi-story deck collapse in New Jersey? At this time, I don"t believe anyone died, but several were seriously injured. CLICK or TAP HERE for a local news story. You could become a statistic in the future if a deck you"re standing or DANCING on collapses. The […] The post Read More
 
September 15, 2019 AsktheBuilder Newsletter
9/15/2019 5:33 AM
Are you a new subscriber? I"m about to summon my fellow NH wizards and we"re going to cast a protective spell on you and all your underwater allies. You"ll be able to eat what you want for the next three days with no ill effects if all goes well. If you"ve been here for a […] The post Read More
 
LE Johnson Q3 2019 Fun Game
9/13/2019 10:41 AM
I want you to guess how many cups of coffee I consumed while creating this game. To arrive at the CORRECT answer, you need to answer all the questions and then see what I have to say in the Feedback comments after you answer. Step One: Click each of the following links and STUDY what […] The post Read More
 
Artificial Stone is Not Waterproof
9/9/2019 12:31 PM
This is not a normal column of mine. I’m sitting in my man cave writing this column several hours before I talk to Amanda on the phone. She lives in Oklahoma and her new home covered with artificial stone made from colored and textured concrete is leaking when it rains and the wind blows. These […] The post Read More
 
Two Steps Behind Def Leppard
9/8/2019 6:37 AM
Two Steps Behind - Gives the Band A Breather You don"t need to be a jeanyus to realize that rock bands often need to slow the pace of the show so they can catch their breath. I saw Def Leppard in concert about twelve years ago and this is a great song they do after […] The post Read More
 
September 8, 2019 AsktheBuilder Newsletter
9/8/2019 6:19 AM
Are you a new subscriber? Don"t hang out along the wall like I did at freshman sock hops. Get out here on the floor and dance like the rest of us. It"s fun! Seasoned sock-hopper? Yeah, you know I"m listening to some great tunes in the background as I create this issue. CLICK or TAP […] The post Read More
 
Hoover OnePWR Hand Vacuum
9/4/2019 10:00 AM
Hoover OnePWR Hand Vacuum - Light on Weight, Heavy on Cleaning I"ve been testing the lightweight Hoover OnePWR hand vacuum for about a month. So far I love it. I wish I had been using one like this long ago for small jobs. It"s easy to remove the nozzle from the motor to dump out […] The post Read More
 
Magic Wand Stucco Crack Repairs
9/3/2019 8:32 AM
DEAR TIM: I’ve got a mess at my home that’s driving me crazy. My 3-foot tall concrete block foundation was coated years ago with a thin coat of cement stucco. There are countless cracks in the stucco coating that outline many of the blocks. I’ve tried caulking the cracks before painting but they always seem […] The post Read More
 
September 2, 2019 AsktheBuilder Newsletter
9/2/2019 8:17 AM
You could be new here. Buckle up and make sure your four-point harness is secure. I"m about to make your wildest home improvement dreams come true. Seasoned rider? Get ready for some juicy tips. You know that"s the standard fare. The End of Summer - Well Up Above the Equator At Least! Today marks the […] The post Read More