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Ten Great Home Improvement Resources

Ten Great Home Improvement Resources

Sources for home improvement materials and information

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Flooring Materials and Supplies

Flooring Materials and Supplies

Ramblings about an editor's experiences with flooring

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Home Propane Tanks -The Basics

Home Propane Tanks -The Basics

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Thinking of putting in a propane tank to fuel that new gas range or fireplace insert? Here's some basic info to get you started.

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Outdoor Copper Lighting

Outdoor Copper Lighting

These classic metal lighting fixtures can work with just about any style of home.

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Home and Garden Television

Home and Garden Television

I've had a love-hate relationship with TV home shows ever since This Old House was the only choice. Back in those days, I was a contractor and felt the show didn't reflect the time and budget...

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Outdoor-Kitchen Modular Kits

Outdoor-Kitchen Modular Kits

Modular kits offer a way to build an outdoor kitchen on your deck or patio at a fraction of the cost of a custom-designed and custom-built kitchen.

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Whats the biggest private house in the world?

What's the biggest private house in the world?

We're talking about the houses that have acres of roof, whose kitchens and master suites have separate zip codes.

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Book Excerpt: Back to the Cabin

Book Excerpt: Back to the Cabin

Get a sneak peek of this beautiful book, plus you could win tickets to the Midwest Lake Home & Cabin Show and meet the author

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Raising Really Big Stones

Raising Really Big Stones

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Man uses ancient techniques to raise tremendous weights

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Wiring Video Tips

Wiring Video Tips

Save time and work safely on your next electrical project with some sound advice from the Fine Homebuilding video archives

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Are Grid-Tied Photovoltaic Systems Really That Much Better?

Are Grid-Tied Photovoltaic Systems Really That Much Better?

A writer wonders whether off-the-grid systems might rightfully find a place in the debate over renewable energy.

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Tablesaw Kickback

Tablesaw Kickback

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Link to a video of tablesaw kickback

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Fixing a Hot-Water Problem

Fixing a Hot-Water Problem

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As part of a renovation of his four-story house in San Francisco, John Metcalfe has added a pair of tankless hot water heaters. But instead of delivering lots of hot water quickly, the revamped plumbing system means a two-minute wait for hot water at the shower or in the kitchen.

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Doctoring Curves Into PVC Decking

Doctoring Curves Into PVC Decking

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Fast-paced video of heating and bending PVC decking

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Patricks Barn: Framing a Deck

Patrick's Barn: Framing a Deck

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Building a porch on the back is one of the barn's last big projects.

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