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January 13, 2017 AsktheBuilder Newsletter

It's Friday! If you're retired, that's inconsequential.

The rest of us know what it means!

I just looked at the extended weather (WX) forecast for central New Hampshire where I live. Holy Tomato! You'd think it was early March!

If the WX stays like this, the lake by my house will not freeze solid. Here's a photo I took earlier in the week.

The red line is the boundary between open water, above the line, and ice. In the past few days, some of the ice is melted. I'd say we have about 50 percent open water at this time.

In past years, the lake would freeze over completely by about now. Freezing depends not only on temperature, but wind.

I live on Lake Winnisquam, the third largest lake in NH, and it's got a significant amount of fetch. What's more, the lake is oriented north / south which means the wind really gets the water moving.

When the water is choppy, it's not going to freeze unless the temperature really gets below zero and stays there. The forecast temperatures are daytime highs of 40+ F with brilliant sun starting in a few days. Need I say more?

New Products to Share

If you're a new subscriber, you're in for a real treat. The same goes for you if you're in the group my buddy Dick Daniels is in.

Dick Daniels is a US Navy Captain, former fighter pilot from the Vietnam War. He's been a subscriber since 1997, maybe before. I've had the good fortune to meet Dick and his wife Sue on a few occasions over the years.

What a blessing it is to have subscribers like Dick and Sue and I hope to meet you one day. Always open each newsletter because when I travel, I try to set aside time for meet ups. For example, my son and I are thinking of doing a BBQ road trip this spring in the south, and each time we go to a restaurant we're going to have a meet up.

Here's the treat. One week ago today, I embarked on a massive project. I'm revising each and every column on AsktheBuilder.com.

You have no idea how many months this is going to take, but it's really worth it.

Here's what's in in for YOU:

  • Fresh content
  • New Product links
  • Bullet-point list at top of column for FAST TIPS
  • Links to Contractors in your city/town
  • New large-format photos when possible

I decided a few days ago to share a link with you to each revised column so you don't miss ANYTHING.

Remember, just about all the columns now have great LINKS to products I LOVE and USE at my own home. Don't guess if about a product, always see what I use.

A list of columns revised in the past 48 hours is just below and let me tell you, a few of the columns have amazing information you should scan.

Go ahead, click ALL of the links below.

LAST CALL - Asphalt Shingle WARRANTY Survey

If you've not yet taken my Asphalt Shingle Warranty Survey, this is your LAST CHANCE to be part of my Roofing Ripoff expose' book.

You'll be able to say you were one of the people that's in one of the colorful pieces of the pie charts!!!

If you take the survey, you're going to get a 20% discount on the .pdf version of the book. My sophisticated newsletter software has the ability to track who takes the survey. That's how I'll get you the secret promo code.

CLICK HERE to take the survey.

Revised Columns - CLICK THEM ALL!

Here's the most up-to-date list of the columns I've revised:

How to ID a Load Bearing Wall - GREAT VIDEO

How to Drill Into Stucco

How to Build a GREAT Gravel Driveway

Secret TIPS for Drilling Through Hard Steel - GREAT VIDEO

Plumbing Vent Pipe Tips - GREAT GREAT VIDEO!!

Bathroom Fan LEAKS Cold Air - TWO GREAT VIDEOS

Caulk Removal Secrets

Residential Steel Beams - GREAT PHOTO of GIANT BEAMS at my Cincy home

Acrylic, Fiberglass Tub Care and Maintenance

Cast Iron Tub Repair TIPS

That's enough for today. I'll have more for you on Sunday.

Tarlaíonn sonas nuair a dhiúltú duit diúltachas!

Tim Carter
Founder - www.AsktheBuilder.com

Do It Right, Not Over!


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