My dad was happier working on the cars than he was renovating the house, but since my mother had an endless list of home improvement projects on her wish list, he tolerated more than a fair share of remodeling projects. In retrospect, my dad’s collection of tools seems miniscule, especially compared to the shop full of tools I consider “must haves” now. The few power tools he had were greatly outnumbered by hand tools, and not a single tool requiring batteries or an air hose was anywhere in sight.
Thinset at the right consistency is the key to this project. First, lay out the thinset. Then set the tile. With handmade ceramic tiles, be careful to choose the right ones at the right time. Then cut the tile for the edges of the room. Check your alignment as you go. Leave a quarter-inch gap off the wall. Measure and double check the tile layout. Apply a layer of sealer. Don’t let anyone walk on the floor for 24 hours!
I just bought an old house and I’m getting quotes to have the worn-out roof stripped and re-shingled. I don’t know what problems the existing roof may have had in terms of leaks — if any — but thinking back on some heavy winters with ice dam problems, I want to be sure the new roof is protected. Is this just as simple as putting membrane on the eaves? Justin Fink: You’re on the right track, Dave.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".