Timothy Dale

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Timothy Dale is a freelance writer, specializing in the home repair and construction niche. He spent his post-secondary years working in the plumbing trade, while completing degrees in English Literature and Psychology, before taking on a Project Management position that ended up lasting 10 years. Mr. Dale has worked in residential plumbing and carpentry over his time as a Project Manager and also spent a year of his career in the commercial and industrial sector. He spends his free time with his daughter, wife, and two Siberian Huskies in the most southern parts of the Great White North, where he enjoys the usual Canadian pursuits: Hockey and driving through snowstorms to get to hockey.

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JULY 8, 2020 | WEDNESDAY
10 Signs You Are Ready to Own Your Own Home

If you're tired of paying rent every month for the privilege of living on someone else's property, maybe it's time to put that money toward a place of your own. Do you want to take the pl...

JULY 6, 2020 | MONDAY
7 Ways to Live with Carpet When You Can’t Rip It Out

If you don't have the budget to rip out and replace your old carpet, or if you're limited by your rental agreement, consider one of these creative ways to breathe new life into your floors.

JULY 2, 2020 | THURSDAY
The Best Router Bits for Your Tool Box

A router is a powered cutting tool that uses different bits to cut various grooves, angles, and shapes into wood. These handy tools are excellent for woodworking projects, including cabin...

JULY 2, 2020 | THURSDAY
The Best Water Softeners for Hard Water

The need for a water softener can be recognized by a few common symptoms, including a chalky film on dishes after washing, mineral deposits and scale build-up on water faucets and shower ...

JULY 2, 2020 | THURSDAY
The Best Moisture Meters for DIYers

Moisture meters can test the moisture content of many different types of material, including drywall, paneling, and wood studs. Furniture makers and other woodworkers use the meters frequ...

JULY 1, 2020 | WEDNESDAY
The Best Electric Screwdrivers for DIYers

If you have a DIY project that calls for a lot of manual screwdriving into places too tight for your trusty drill, an electric screwdriver may be just the tool for you. Electric screwdriv...

JULY 1, 2020 | WEDNESDAY
The Best Septic Tank Treatments for Homeowners

It’s easy to forget about your septic tank. You rely on it every day, but you probably don’t give it a second thought—unless something goes wrong, that is, and you end up with a stinky me...

JULY 1, 2020 | WEDNESDAY
The Best Self-Propelled Lawn Mowers for Yard Care

A gruff handyman who turns his nose up at electric screwdrivers or prefers a handsaw over a circular saw might not think he needs a self-propelled lawn mower. However, for anyone who does...

JULY 1, 2020 | WEDNESDAY
The Best Keychain Flashlights to Carry With You

If you’ve ever fumbled with your keys in a lock because the porch light went out or stumbled around in the dark due to a blown fuse, you’ve wished for a flashlight on your person—instead ...

JUNE 20, 2020 | SATURDAY
The Best LED Light Strips for Interior Design

An LED light strip is a long circuit board with surface-mounted light-emitting diodes (SMD LEDs) that give a warm glow to any room. The strips are also known as LED tape or ribbon lights ...