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Tim Carter
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Lives in Meredith, New Hampshire
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I'm getting my radios programmed today and all my gear together for tomorrow. I'm a ham radio operator that helps provide all the safety communications for the race. Pray for a safe uneventful day as those are the best for all involved.
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Good Luck tomorrow at the race.
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Do you know anyone working in the hotel industry? Restaurant managers, general managers? They need to keep their china perfectly clean. They need Certified organic SAFE cleaners. Check out what Erin sent us from the Renaissance Hotel in Dallas!

http://www.stainsolver.com/Hotel_Coffee_Tea_Stains.shtml
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Three weeks from now I'll be getting my gear ready to work my third Boston Marathon. Last year was a day I'll never forget. Read my story about it here:

http://w3atb.com/66-boston-marathon-2013-bombs-carnage-and-amateur-radio-operators
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The upcoming AsktheBuilder.com Treasure Hunt is gathering steam! Imagine tens of thousands of consumers at your website looking at photos of your products. Want to know more? Ask me!
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Please, do tell... HOW ? Details ?
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We created two new Quick Start Guides today. Check them out right here:
http://www.askthebuilder.com/category/projects/
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Are you looking for a Quick Start Guide for Light Switch Wiring? I just created one! Watch this video. About 20 seconds in, look at the bottom of the video screen and click that red box. Woo Hoo! Tell me if you like it, as there are MANY more new Quick Start Guides being created for you at AsktheBuilder.com.

Light Switch Wiring
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This is a burn off of gases after heat treatment of hand tools. When being treated with heat, there's no oxygen in the furnace so the steel can't burn. But it can change chemically giving it properties craftsmen need. Thanks to +Klein Tools for the prestigious invite to the great two-day factory tour.
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I've decided I need to stop working. Been at it 50+ years. Whew.... Watch this video.

http://www.askthebuilder.com/askthebuilder-last-call-april-1-2014/
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Hey kids...what day is it?
Have a great day Tim !
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New Videos: Install Radiant Floor Heating Mat - You can do it! Three-part series. Watch all three!
Install Radiant Heating Floor Mat Video 1 of 3
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We got radiant floor heating installed when my family did a renovation/edition to our house.  it's a great system and the dogs love it!
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  • AsktheBuilder.com
    Internet Publisher, present
  • Tim Carter Builder, Inc.
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Meredith, New Hampshire
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Cincinnati, OH
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Founder of AsktheBuilder.com
Introduction
I was born and raised in Cincinnati, OH. There I graduated with a degree in Geology from the University of Cincinnati. However I didn't pursue a career looking for oil, water or minerals, but started my own residential construction company.

I was a hands-on builder and did all the carpentry on my jobs, the plumbing and much of the ceramic tile work. I've done every aspect of residential construction and have tens of thousands of hours of real experience. But I discovered early on that to get a job done on time and within budget, you have to subcontract out much of it.

Twenty years later I switched careers and began to write the syndicated newspaper column Ask the Builder. Then I saw the Internet in 1995.

Within six weeks I had AsktheBuilder.com up and running. I continue to add content to it each week both in written and video formats.

In the late 1990's I started to do video work. You can see many of my videos at my YouTube Channel.

One thing I've noticed in this amazing journey is that I have a distinct advantage over many of my Internet home-improvement peers. If you spend the time I have researching their past, you'll rapidly discover very few have any real hands-on experience in construction where they work for a paying customer like you. Believe me, that makes a huge difference.

When you have to satisfy the general public, and can do that for over 20 years successfully, you've got something. Be sure you always check the background of the person you're getting advice from. You can't afford to make a mistake with one of your most valuable assets - your home.

When I'm not working, I spend time with my wife Kathy and my three kids. My buddies and pals also get a piece of me as does my dog. Life is good.
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Master Carpenter, Master Plumber, Custom Home Builder, Geology degree (hydrogeology), ham radio operator - W3ATB, serial golfer, hiker
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  • College of Hard Knocks
    Finance and Business Administration, 1974 - present
  • University of Cincinnati
    Geology, 1970 - 1974
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I've interacted with many businesses over the years in Cincinnati as a building contractor. As you might imagine, I've had to hire exterminators to pre-treat foundations and do other work. I can't say enough great things about Ace Exterminating. They're highly professional and the owner goes to great lengths to hire great team members. What I love best about Ace is that if you do have a problem, the owner is wide open to talking with you. He'll make sure you're satisfied. If you don't believe me, just try it before you sign up with them. Ask to speak to the owner. Guess what? You'll be connected and if he's busy, he'll call you back. How's that for service? When was the last time you could really talk with a business owner?
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My daughter and I were here in Ft. Wayne as part of a convention. The regular house salad has incredible seasonings. I had a mushroom and onion pizza that had a tasty crust and a wonderful sauce. My daughter had the cheese ravioli with marinara sauce. She is a tough person to please. She said the salad was the "...best restaurant salad I have ever had." This is a fantastic restaurant.
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