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Tradesman of the Month – July 2018 - 18 Nov 2018 04:00

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<h2 class="storytitle" itemprop="name Tradesman of the Month – July 2018&lt;/h2&gt;&lt;p class=" storymeta="" august="" 3,="" 2018<br=""></h2>By title=&quot;Posts by Michael Hopp&quot; rel=&quot;author Michael Hopp on rel=&quot;category tag Tradesman of the Month
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<div class="aolmail_MsoNormal" readability="15.234449760766 We would like to thank everyone that signed up in July and continue to encourage all Tradesmen and Tradeswomen to keep entering.&nbsp; This award is for all of you, and we want to celebrate the good work you do and help keep the trades alive.&nbsp; Thank you to&nbsp;[https://www.milwaukeetool.com/" aolmail_msonormal"="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer email]&nbsp;with a picture of yourself, your work, and hash tag #TBBPRO.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;p&gt;Browse through July’s entries below.&nbsp; Enter each month for an awesome tool gift pack and TBBPRO swag!&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;h3 id=" author_title="" about="" the="" author<="" 3="">
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<h4>Michael Hopp</h4>
<p>Michael Hopp is a registered contractor in the State of Rhode Island. He has been registered for the last 13 years specializing in interior and exterior remodeling, doors and windows.Mike began practicing his trade 20 years ago at William M. Davies Career and Technical High School in carpentry shop. This gave him the opportunity to become an apprentice at Brodeur Window Distributors. Mike continued working at the company for 10 years. During this time he was in charge of the specialty door shop and assisted on service calls.For the last 13 years, Mike has been working as a general contractor in Rhode Island with his company MJH Construction LLC. Even though his background is in doors and windows, his passion is for remodel work.</p>
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Running romex across 2x4s of drop ceiling - 15 Nov 2018 04:03

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<p>Just bought a house built in 1902. I want to add a new light fixture in the dining room that requires running 12/2 Romex to it since there is no existing fixture. </p>
<p>From putting an endoscope in the ceiling it looks like a drop ceiling was added at some point (I think?). It also looks like there is a gap between the 2x4s and the original ceiling.</p>
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Schneller als Paint: Screenshots mit einer Taste! - 12 Nov 2018 04:17

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<span class="initial Z&lt;/span&gt;us&auml;tzliche Screenshot-Programme protzen mit Funktionen, von denen Sie vermutlich nur einen Teil brauchen – der gro&szlig;e Umfang k&ouml;nnte abschrecken, sodass Sie wom&ouml;glich bei MS Paint bleiben. Es ist schlank und ben&ouml;tigt kaum Speicher. Der Funktionsverzicht wirkt sich positiv auf die Bedienung aus: Druck-S-Abf dr&uuml;cken (zusammen mit der Alt-Taste fotografieren Sie nur das aktuelle Fenster oder die Taskleiste), Paint &ouml;ffnen, den per Drucktaste kopierten Zwischenablage-Inhalt einf&uuml;gen und per Strg-S den Screenshot speichern. COMPUTER BILD stellt Freeware und eine Gratis-Vollversion vor, mit denen Sie noch schneller unterwegs sind! &lt;h3 class=" sectionheading="" picpick:="" screenshotter="" mit="" ribbon-gui<="" 3="">
PicPick bietet zahlreiche Funktionen und ist trotzdem zug&auml;nglich: Es verarbeitet Screenshots vielf&auml;ltig weiter, etwa mit Pfeilen, au&szlig;erdem sind Onlinedienste angebunden. Die Funktionen sind auf einer Ribbon-Oberfl&auml;che angeordnet (GUI, <span class="bold G&lt;/span&gt;raphical &lt;span class=" bold="" u<="" pan="">ser <span class="content" inlinepicture="" <div="" readability="33 &lt;p class=" textblock"="" caption="" picpick="" liefert="" ein="" übersichtliches="" interface="" und="" ist="" näher="" an="" windows-bedienstandards="" als="" das="" ashampoo-programm="" (siehe="" unten).<=""> <p></p><h3 class="content" inlinepicture="" <div="" readability="33 &lt;p class=" textblock"="" caption="" man="" kann="" die="" breite="" funktionspalette="" von="" ashampoo="" snap="" 9="" mögen="" oder="" hassen="" –="" dank="" flotter="" tastenkürzel-bedienung="" kommen="" sie="" damit="" kaum="" in="" berührung.<=""> <p></p></h3><h3 class="sectionheading Screenshots mit Dropbox – der Tempok&ouml;nig&lt;/h3&gt;&lt;br/&gt;Noch schneller speichern Sie Screenshots mit Dropbox: Das Tool richtet einen synchronisierten Ordner ein, wovon Sie etwa bei zwei im Wechsel genutzten PCs profitieren. Alle dorthin kopierten Dateien landen auf dem anderen Ger&auml;t und sind im Browser abrufbar – vorausgesetzt, die eingegebenen Zugangsdaten auf den Client-Ger&auml;ten sind identisch und es besteht eine Internetverbindung. Nachdem Sie das Programm eingerichtet haben, dr&uuml;cken Sie f&uuml;r Screenshots die Druck-Taste. Ein Fenster fragt, ob Sie Screenshots in Dropbox speichern wollen. Best&auml;tigen Sie mit „Screenshots in Dropbox speichern“. Dadurch setzen Sie indirekt in den Dropbox-Einstellungen unter „Importieren“ einen Haken bei „Freigabe von Screenshots mit Dropbox“. Haben Sie die Frage verneint, blendet sie Dropbox nicht mehr ein: Gehen Sie dann per Infobereich-Symbol von Dropbox sowie per Schraubensymbol in die „Einstellungen“ und setzen Sie den Haken im genannten Bereich. Entfernen Sie ihn, um die Automatik zu deaktivieren. &lt;h3 class=" sectionheading="" screenshots="" in="" masse="" mit="" dropbox<="" 3="">
Neue Bildschirmfotos landen ohne R&uuml;ckfrage unter C:\Users\\Dropbox\Screenshots. Um nicht im Explorer dorthin zu navigieren, erstellen Sie eine Verkn&uuml;pfung zum Ordner auf dem Desktop: &Ouml;ffnen Sie mit Windows-R und <em>dropbox</em> das Sync-Verzeichnis und ziehen Sie den Ordner Screenshots per gedr&uuml;ckter rechter Maustaste auf die Arbeitsoberfl&auml;che. Lassen Sie die Maustaste los und w&auml;hlen Sie „Verkn&uuml;pfung hier erstellen“. Das Format von Dropbox-Screenshots ist PNG und nicht &auml;nderbar; Sie m&uuml;ssen zudem akzeptieren, dass die Dateien als Kopien unverschl&uuml;sselt in der Cloud landen. Wichtig: Vermeiden Sie, die Drucktaste mehrere Sekunden lang zu dr&uuml;cken – andernfalls speichert Dropbox eine hohe Zahl Screenshots, die Sie vermutlich nicht brauchen.<p>&raquo; Download: Dropbox herunterladen
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Random set of the day: Ultra-Light - 04 Nov 2018 10:47

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Cox Homelife meets consumer needs for home automation, - 01 Nov 2018 02:43

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<p class="p1 &lt;span class=" s1="" whether="" you’re="" just="" entering="" the="" smart="" home="" lifestyle="" or="" already="" have="" your="" set="" up="" and="" want="" to="" add="" a="" security="" solution="" for="" family,="" cox="" homelife="" provides="" consumers="" with="" options="" their="" needs.<="" pan=""></p>
<p class=" wp-image-124431 alignleft" s1="" <img="" src="https://www.thecoastnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Screen-Shot-2018-09-10-at-3.50.03-PM-300x264.png" alt="" width="354" height="312" srcset="https://www.thecoastnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Screen-Shot-2018-09-10-at-3.50.03-PM-300x264.png 300w, https://www.thecoastnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Screen-Shot-2018-09-10-at-3.50.03-PM.png 511w" sizes="(max-width: 354px) 100vw, 354px"></p>“Cox Communications serves a diverse customer base, and when it comes to Cox Homelife, we have customers interested in protecting their home with 24/7 monitored security, while others aspire to smart home living and are interested in automation functionality for now,” said Suzanne Schlundt, Vice President of Field Marketing for Cox Communications in California. “Offering more choices in the Cox Homelife portfolio enables us to better serve our customers’ and community’s needs.”
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<p class="p3 &lt;span class=" s1="" <b="">Smart Home Automation</p>
<p class="p1 &lt;span class=" s1="" with="" smart="" home="" adoption="" on="" the="" rise,="" more="" and="" people="" are="" looking="" to="" join="" connected="" lifestyle.="" cox="" homelife="" automation="" offers="" a="" new="" choice="" consumers="" who="" want="" peace="" of="" mind="" stay="" loved="" ones="" control="" their="" home,="" but="" don’t="" feel="" need="" <="" pan=""><span class="s3 &lt;b&gt;Cox Homelife security &lt;/b&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;b&gt;features include:&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=" p4="" <span="" p1="" p3="" •="" wireless="" magnetic="" sensors="" that="" detect="" when="" equipped="" doors="" and="" windows="" are="" open<=""> </span></p>
<p class="p1 • Motion detector – Detects motion in a room or hallway when the system is armed, and can be used in place of several door and window sensors so that you can protect a larger area&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=" p1="" •="" 24="" continuous="" video="" recording<=""> </p>
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Source: https://www.thecoastnews.com/cox-homelife-meets-consumer-needs-for-home-automation-security/
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SA Live Home Improvement Show: CPS Energy - KSAT San An - 29 Oct 2018 02:35

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<p><strong>SAN ANTONIO</strong> - Get ready to make your home a smart home for free with a bill credit from CPS Energy! </p>
<p>&quot;Believe it or not, heating and cooling costs count for about 40-50 percent of a typical homeowner's energy bill,&quot; said Daniel Segura, CPS Energy.&nbsp;&quot;It's really important to start looking at some of these smart thermostat options we have out there.&quot; </p>
<p><span><span>My Thermostat Rewards</span></span> </p>
<p>&quot;When customers purchase a WiFi&nbsp;thermostat that is approved by CPS Energy, they can qualify for an $85 bill credit towards their CPS Energy bill,&quot; Segura said. &quot;You will also enroll in My Thermostat Rewards.&quot;&nbsp; </p>
<p>The smart thermostats allow CPS Energy to control your thermostat during high peak energy times (typically from Monday-Friday around 3-7 p.m.).&nbsp; </p>
<p>&quot;The temperature in your home can benefit the entire community and help you save money,&quot; Segura said </p>
<p><i>*To qualify for the $85 bill credit, you must install a WiFi thermostat approved by CPS Energy, enroll in My Thermostat Rewards and allow CPS Energy to briefly adjust your thermostat settings during peak energy usage times.</i> </p>
<p><span><span>Casa Verde Weatherization Program</span></span> </p>
<p>CPS Energy designed the Casa Verde Weatherization Program to help income qualifying home owners and renters that are looking to help reduce their energy costs. </p>
<p>The program provides an&nbsp;average of $5,000 in energy efficiency upgrades at no cost to customers.&nbsp; </p>
<p>If you are interested in applying for the Casa Verde program, click target=&quot;_blank here.&nbsp; </p>
<p>For more information, visit target=&quot;_blank cpsenergy.com or call 210-353-2222. </p>
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Choosing A Fire Bowl - 26 Oct 2018 02:44

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<h2 class="post_title Choosing A Fire Bowl&lt;/h2&gt; &lt;p class=" meta="" by="" [http:="" www.aconcordcarpenter.com="" uthor="" dmin="" robert="" robillard]="" on="" ategory="" emodeling"="" rel="category tag Remodeling]&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h2&gt;Choosing A Fire Bowl over a Fire Pit&lt;/h2&gt; &lt;p&gt;Outdoor living spaces are quickly becoming popular for cooking, entertaining, and relaxation.&nbsp; More and more of my clients are looking to the outdoors to expand their homes and bring the same comforts they have inside to outdoor spaces, by &lt;strong&gt;creating multipurpose outdoor living spaces.&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class=" aligncenter="" size-medium="" wp-image-45015"="" src="http://www.aconcordcarpenter.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/DSC01170-600x400.jpg" alt="" width="600" height="400" srcset="http://www.aconcordcarpenter.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/DSC01170.jpg 600w, http://www.aconcordcarpenter.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/DSC01170-180x119.jpg 180w" sizes="(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px"></h2>
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<p>A&nbsp;gas fire bowl is one of those items a that instantly creates an outdoor living focal point and family gathering spot, and something that we always suggest to our clients as a safer alternative to a fire pit. &nbsp;Simply set up a fire bowl, pull up a chair, and you’ve created an outdoor living space—without a costly masonry remodel.</p>
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<p>Fire bowls bring a special aura to an outdoor living design. When we talk about the design of patios, gardens and courtyards, an&nbsp;outdoor fire bowl is an essential element. Who doesn’t enjoy that flickering glow of a fire—adding atmosphere, warmth and adds an inviting allure to outdoor spaces.</p>
<h3>Style</h3>
<p>There are so many sizes, styles, and shapes of fire bowls to choose from. Another consideration is the material: fire bowls can be made of metal, stone, concrete, brick, copper, even glass. There are also smaller designs that can be portable or even fit on a tabletop.</p>
<h3><img class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-44934" src="http://www.aconcordcarpenter.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/DSC00827-600x400.jpg" alt="" width="600" height="400" srcset="http://www.aconcordcarpenter.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/DSC00827.jpg 600w, http://www.aconcordcarpenter.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/DSC00827-180x119.jpg 180w" sizes="(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px" /></h3>
<h3>Fuel-Gas Is Safer</h3>
<p>When deciding on an outdoor fire bowl, you’ll need to determine which fuel you’d prefer to burn. This not only will come down to personal preference but will also depend on the location of your fire bowl.</p>
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<p>If you’re going to be using a fire bowl near a house—such as on a patio or in&nbsp;a courtyard—choosing a gas or propane fire bowl makes sense.&nbsp; Gas fire bowls are incredibly safe to use as they do not produce sparks or hot embers, making them an ideal choice for those who live in dry areas.</p>
<p>The absence of these sparks and embers allows you to gather around your fire bowl without worrying about the possibility of forest fires or even fires in your own backyard and near your home. For this reason, gas fire bowls are often able to be used in communities within city limits that may not allow the use of wood burning fire pits. Obviously, you also don’t have the risk of a spark flying out of the bowl and hitting you or your kids or guests!</p>
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<h3>Location</h3>
<p>Ensure your fire bowl is located away from flammable materials including buildings, trees, foliage, and structures such as a pergola, shed, garage, or house. Our local fire department suggests that fire bowls and fire pits should be placed a minimum of 10 feet away from any wooden structure or building.</p>
<h3><img class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-44968" src="http://www.aconcordcarpenter.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/DSC00998-600x400.jpg" alt="" width="600" height="400" srcset="http://www.aconcordcarpenter.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/DSC00998.jpg 600w, http://www.aconcordcarpenter.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/DSC00998-180x119.jpg 180w" sizes="(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px" /></h3>
<h3>Tops and Covers</h3>
<p>It’s important to keep the elements out of your fire bowl. Many fire bowl companies offer metal orhardwood tops that cover the fire bowl to quickly convert it into a table when not in use</p>
<p>You may also want to consider a vinyl cover. This is the easiest and most effective method to protecting your fire pit from water. They come in many sizes, shapes, and colors, but all provide the same functionality</p>
<h3>Cost – Return on Your Investment</h3>
<p>I always say you get what you pay for, that’s why I recommend <strong>Eldorado Stone fire bowls </strong>to my clients when remodeling and re-designing patios and outdoor living spaces</p>
<p><img class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-44966" src="http://www.aconcordcarpenter.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/DSC00209-600x400.jpg" alt="" width="600" height="400" srcset="http://www.aconcordcarpenter.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/DSC00209.jpg 600w, http://www.aconcordcarpenter.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/DSC00209-180x119.jpg 180w" sizes="(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px" /></p>
<p>Eldorado Stone fire bowls are hand-crafted through an extensive four-step finishing process, which results in subtle, one-of-a-kind variations in color and texture similar to natural limestone. These bowls have a built-in shelf that holds a 65,000 BTU gas / propane burner that feature brass burners and stainless steel, lower shelf, to resist rust and ensure longevity.</p>
<p>Eldorado fire Bowls are available in four colors, each designed to represent a type of natural limestone. You can specify the texture you prefer – honed, for a smooth surface, or Travertine, for a more textures surface. Both include color and texture variations, providing the authentic character and attributes of natural stone.</p>
<h3><img class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-44956" src="http://www.aconcordcarpenter.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/DSC01014-600x400.jpg" alt="" width="600" height="400" srcset="http://www.aconcordcarpenter.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/DSC01014.jpg 600w, http://www.aconcordcarpenter.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/DSC01014-180x119.jpg 180w" sizes="(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px" /></h3>
<p>They offer custom hardwood tops that will quickly convert your fire bowl into an elegant table. A fire bowl from Eldorado stone will cost you approximately $2500.</p>
<p>There are less expensive options out there, but in this case, Eldorado gives us lots of high quality options for our clients that offer creative design, and don’t break the budget when compared to built-in masonry structures. It is also a ton less work than a wood field fire pit or bowl.</p>
<p><img class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-45004" src="http://www.aconcordcarpenter.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/DSC01193-1-600x400.jpg" alt="" width="600" height="400" srcset="http://www.aconcordcarpenter.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/DSC01193-1.jpg 600w, http://www.aconcordcarpenter.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/DSC01193-1-180x119.jpg 180w" sizes="(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px" /></p>
<h3>Summary</h3>
<p>When we talk about the design of patios, gardens, and courtyards, an&nbsp;outdoor fire bowl is an essential element and special aura to an outdoor living design. I know that we are now sold with the Eldorado Stone fire bowls and are constantly recommending them to our clients when remodeling or re-designing their outdoor living spaces.</p>
<p>Click this link to read more about the<strong> Eldorado Stone Infinite Fire Bowl.</strong></p>
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<h3>Choosing A Firebowl Video Tips</h3>

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Getting A Cleaning Rag Dirty - 23 Oct 2018 02:45

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<div style="font-size: 12pt; I just wanted to tell you about my door. I never really payed attention to the door before joining FlyLady. I have started washing it (when it’s not freezing outside) at the beginning of the month when it comes up. Since I started washing my door, I’ve noticed that the bottom half is splotchy and a lighter blue than the top.&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div style=" font-size:="" 12pt;"=""></div>
<div style="font-size: 12pt; No matter how many times I washed it or what kind of soap I used, it never went away. I didn’t pay it much mind, though, as most of my neighbors in the little duplex apartments that I live in have the same problem. I assumed it was fading caused by the sun or something.&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div style=" font-size:="" 12pt;"=""></div>
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Upgrading from a two wire analog tstat to a Nest, need - 20 Oct 2018 02:46

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<p>I am looking to upgrade from an old analog tstat to a Nest. My old stat had only two wires connected (R and W) but the wire bundle had three. So I tried connecting the green wire to C and then turned the power on. Nothing happened, so I switched the green and white just to make sure it was the wire that was the issue. Still nothing. I will admit that I’m a novice, but I really thought this would work. What am I missing? </p>
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October 2, 2018 AsktheBuilder 25th Anniversary - 17 Oct 2018 02:44

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<p>New subscriber? Well, you picked a pretty special issue as your first one!</p>
<p>Distinguished subscriber of old? Pop the corks, pull the tabs, or unscrew the caps. Party time!</p>
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<h2><span>25th <em>Ask the Builder</em> Anniversary</span></h2>
<p>It all started twenty-five years ago on a dark Saturday morning. I was waiting outside at the curb for my newspaper carrier. He must have thought I was nuts when he handed me the paper through his car window.</p>
<p>I wanted to see my first <em>Ask the Builder</em> column in print. I was alone and everyone else was asleep at the house as I came inside and opened the paper.</p>
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<p>Can you believe it's been twenty-five years? Wow!</p>
<p>target=&quot;_blank&quot; rel=&quot;noopener <strong>CLICK HERE</strong> to read a special column I wrote about this special day.</p>
<h2>Connections - How it All Started</h2>
<p>Here's how <em>Ask the Builder</em> was born. It's important to realize I had always wanted to write a book about how homeowners got the shaft from some builders.</p>
<p>This frustration bubbled to the surface frequently for me. I'd give a quote for a job and often I was the high bidder. I'd explain to homeowners my number was right and that the other bidders might be putting in artificially low allowance numbers or they might be cutting corners.</p>
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<p>Sometimes homeowners believed me and sometimes they didn't.</p>
<p>One Saturday in the late fall of 1992, I was in Dayton, OH, with my wife, son and oldest daughter Meghan. She was participating in an Irish dancing fesh or contest.</p>
<p>I was sitting in a folding metal chair and two chairs over was another dad. Somehow we got to talking and he found out I was a builder and remodeling contractor. I'll never forget his name, Biff Roberts.</p>
<p>&quot;<em>Tell me, do you use nail guns?</em>&quot;</p>
<p>&quot;Oh yeah. I LOVE them. They save so much time and increase productivity!&quot;</p>
<p>&quot;<em>Which one(s) do you use?</em>&quot;</p>
<p>&quot;Are you kidding me? There's only one nail gun to use, Senco.&quot;</p>
<p>It turns out he was the head of marketing for Senco. Not too long after, he nominated me to <em>Remodeling</em> magazine as one of the Big 50, a huge award and honor. I had NO IDEA this was in the works.</p>
<p>In May of 1993, I got a phone call from <em>Remodeling</em> magazine telling me I was selected as one of the Big 50. I thought it was a prank call from Sister Susan who ran an orphanage in Jamaica. That's a long story for another day.</p>
<p>It was no prank. Several months later Kathy, my wife if you're a new subscriber, said, &quot;You should take your book idea and write a syndicated newspaper column.&quot;</p>
<p>I saw a vision when she said it, went into my office and proceed to write three columns. The following Monday morning I walked into the newsroom of the <em>Cincinnati Enquirer</em> and found the home editor, Ann Haas.</p>
<p>She loved the columns and said she wanted to buy them and start running me each week. She also encouraged me to sell the column to other papers.</p>
<p>I took her advice and by the end of 1993 I had self-syndicated Ask the Builder into about 30 newspapers. Eventually about 120 papers across the USA were running the column.</p>
<p>It still runs today in about 60 USA papers.</p>
<p>That's my story and I'm sticking to it!</p>
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<h2><span>Big Party Promo Code</span></h2>
<p>To help celebrate, Kathy and I decided to have a very big sale on all of the electronic products and consult services at the shopping cart.</p>
<p>Use the following promo code to get a RARE 25% off just about everything at my shopping cart. The sale ends in one week.</p>
<p><span>25ATB</span></p>
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<p>That's enough for today.</p>
<p>Thanks for hanging with me for twenty-five years. If you've got an <em>Ask the Builder</em> story to share, or I've helped you in any way, PLEASE share it in a comment at the bottom of the anniversary column page. CLICK HERE.</p>
<p><span>Tim Carter</span>
Founder - www.AsktheBuilder.com
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<p>Do It Right, Not Over!</p>
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