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How to Air-Seal Doors and Windows with a Spray-Foam Gun

How to Air-Seal Doors and Windows with a Spray-Foam Gun

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Remodeling contractor Mike Sloggatt demonstrates how to use a professional spray-sealant gun to make this patio door (or any door) more energy efficient

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How to Remove an Old Bathroom Sink

How to Remove an Old Bathroom Sink

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Veteran plumber Mike Lombardi makes quick work of disconnecting this sink's water and drain pipes as part of our Project House bathroom remodel

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How to Remove an Old Bathtub

How to Remove an Old Bathtub

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Get that cast-iron tub out of your bathroom with nothing more than a reciprocating saw, a screwdriver, and a moving blanket

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How to Remove a Toilet

How to Remove a Toilet

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Plumber Mike Lombardi demonstrates how to make this dirty remodeling job a little easier

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How to Choose a Replacement Window

How to Choose a Replacement Window

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Should you order a custom-sized insert or a full-frame replacement window? Veteran remodeler Mike Sloggatt shares the info you need to make the best decision for your project

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How to Choose and Mix Setting Type Joint Compound

How to Choose and Mix Setting Type Joint Compound

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If you need to get a drywall-taping job done quickly, this is the compound for you

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How to Choose and Mix Ready Mix Joint Compound

How to Choose and Mix Ready Mix Joint Compound

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Ready mix Joint Compound comes in a variety of formulas including all purpose, lightweight and with dust control.In this Building Skill we're going to talk about ready mix mud and I'll show you how...

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How to Paint Fiber-Cement Siding

How to Paint Fiber-Cement Siding

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Painter Jim Lacey shares some tips for caulking and painting fiber-cement siding.

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How To Fill Nail Holes and Paint PVC Trim

How To Fill Nail Holes and Paint PVC Trim

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Painter Jim Lacey shares some tips for filling nail holes and painting exterior PVC trim.

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Video: How To Prime Cedar Siding To Control Bleeding Tannins and Other Staining Problems

Video: How To Prime Cedar Siding To Control Bleeding Tannins and Other Staining Problems

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Painter Jim Lacey shares some tips for covering the inevitable blemishes on cedar shingles

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How To Use a Japanese-Style Pull Saw

How To Use a Japanese-Style Pull Saw

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An extrathin blade makes this saw great for any time you need to make a precise, easily guided cut in a piece of wood.

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How to Trim a Hollow-Core Door to Height

How to Trim a Hollow-Core Door to Height

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Builder Rick Arnold demonstrates how to make a clean cut and how to add blocking to fill the hole you've just made in the bottom of the hollow door.

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Framing Rough Openings for Prehung Doors

Framing Rough Openings for Prehung Doors

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Shims are unecessary by employing these simple tips while setting trimmers.

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Framing Basics: 3 Simple Tips for Framing a Wall

Framing Basics: 3 Simple Tips for Framing a Wall

Learn a few quick tips to frame any wall perfectly and quickly.

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Simple Steps for Window- and Door-Framing Layout

Simple Steps for Window- and Door-Framing Layout

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Learn a few measuring shortcuts that make accurate rough-opening layouts a snap

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Framing Basics: 3 Tips for Laying Out Wall Plates

Framing Basics: 3 Tips for Laying Out Wall Plates

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Larry Haun and Scott Grice share some basic techniques and show off some unique tools in the latest edition of our framing-skills miniseries

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Framing Basics: 6 Tips for Spreading Wall Plates on a Subfloor

Framing Basics: 6 Tips for Spreading Wall Plates on a Subfloor

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Framers Larry Haun and Scott Grice demonstrate how to efficiently lay down, cut to length, and tack down wall plates before assembling new walls

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Wire-Stripping Tips for Roughing in an Electrical Box

Wire-Stripping Tips for Roughing in an Electrical Box

Electrician Brian Walo shows an easy way to strip non-metallic cable plus a great way to keep track of which wires do what.

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Top 10 Tips for Wall Framing Layout on a New Subfloor

Top 10 Tips for Wall Framing Layout on a New Subfloor

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Framer Scott Grice and veteran builder Larry Haun hash out the the best way to measure and mark wall framing for a new Habitat for Humanity house.

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Blueprint-Reading Basics: How to Navigate a Set of House Plans

Blueprint-Reading Basics: How to Navigate a Set of House Plans

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Construction documents are usually more organized than they look. Learn some common symbols and drawing types that will help you find what you're looking for when you pick up a set of plans.

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Fixing Framing Problems: Use Your Eyes to Find Crooked Studs, Headers, and Beams

Fixing Framing Problems: Use Your Eyes to Find Crooked Studs, Headers, and Beams

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In this "Building Skills" video framer Scott Grice demonstrates a few easy ways that you can use line-of-sight to identify serious issues before they're buried under drywall.

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How to Sharpen A Chisel With Diamond Hones and a Honing Guide

How to Sharpen A Chisel With Diamond Hones and a Honing Guide

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Fine Homebuilding editor Patrick McCombe shows step-by-step how to get your woodworking tools super sharp.

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Replacing a Kitchen Sink - Part 2: Installation, Caulking, and Plumbing

Replacing a Kitchen Sink - Part 2: Installation, Caulking, and Plumbing

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Now that the fixtures are on the sink, see how to lay it into position, seal the edges, and connect the waste and water lines.

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Replacing a Kitchen Sink - Part 1: How to Install Faucets and Drains

Replacing a Kitchen Sink - Part 1: How to Install Faucets and Drains

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See how to prepare an opening in a counter top, and learn how to seal and fasten all the fixtures, before you drop your new sink into place.

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