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3-D Camera Expands Your View

3-D Camera Expands Your View

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New device allows three-dimensional images of interior spaces to be created quickly and easily. Why look at simple photos when you can fly around the room?

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IBS 2014: InvisiDoor Hidden-bookcase-door Hardware

IBS 2014: InvisiDoor Hidden-bookcase-door Hardware

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Builder Gary Striegler shows off his favorite new secret-door hinges. The hardware can support a full-size bookcase, and it can be set for inswing or outswing to work with any project you can dream up.

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IBS 2014: A Look Inside The New, New Home Book

IBS 2014: A Look Inside 'The New, New Home' Book

Curious about what's possible when building a 21st-century house? Justin chats with architect Boyce Thompson and discovers how his new book helps people ask architects and builders the right questions to get the home of their dreams

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IBS 2014: Zip Systems New Radiant-Barrier Option

IBS 2014: Zip System's New Radiant-Barrier Option

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Radiant barriers are not new, but Huber has added this feature to their already well-performing sheathing system

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Revolutionary New HVAC Equipment - A Split Dehumidifier!

Revolutionary New HVAC Equipment - A Split Dehumidifier!

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I'd venture to guess that most houses in the Southern US aren't very comfortable. They are either too cold or too hot! The missing component in HVAC is Dehumidification. Ultra-Aire has a new Dehum that I think is a game changer.

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Hold Your Sharpening Stone Steady on the Job Site

Hold Your Sharpening Stone Steady on the Job Site

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If you're on the job and need a super-sharp chisel, you could hope that your stone doesn't slide around while you're trying to work on that edge, but there's a better way

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Self-Taught MBA: Strategic Thinking

Self-Taught MBA: Strategic Thinking

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What makes the move from tradesman to entrepreneur so difficult? To start, the tradesman focuses almost entirely on tactics—the means and methods of good craft and honest work—while the entrepreneur focuses on a strategy, an ambitious vision to fulfill in the future. Which one are you?

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Temporary Job Site Power Box - Plans to build your own

Temporary Job Site Power Box - Plans to build your own

Have you ever been frustrated by a lack of power available at your job sites? Look no further than this custom designed Temp Power Box to handle all your needs. Including a parts list to build your own!

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BuildingEnergy Conference in Boston This Week

BuildingEnergy Conference in Boston This Week

The annual conference sponsored by the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association is the largest building efficiency program in the region.

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Eastman Drops Perennial Wood Decking Line

Eastman Drops Perennial Wood Decking Line

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Acetylated wood is an alternative to conventional chemical treatments, but the company didn't see a quick enough return on its investment to continue producing it.

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How to Make a Better Drill Bit in a Pinch

How to Make a Better Drill Bit in a Pinch

Chuck Miller takes an online reader's suggestion and adds a new step to the emergency homemade-bit technique.   Attention all tipsters! We're looking for any smart idea that would make a great There's a Better Way Video or that could be featured in...

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Demystifying Window Labels - SHGC? U-Factor?

Demystifying Window Labels - SHGC? U-Factor?

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Learn to decipher the codes on the window labels, and know what stats to look for in a good window (and what meets current building codes). In this video I'll explain in plain english what U-Factor means (and how to relate it to R-value), as well as the meaning to SHGC.

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How to Cut an Opening for a Sink in a Laminate Counter top

How to Cut an Opening for a Sink in a Laminate Counter top

In this video, senior editor and old-school carpenter Andy Engel takes on cutting a sink opening in a laminate countertop. You’ll get tips on layout, cutting without chipping, and how to make a cut that’s too close to the backsplash for a jigsaw to make.

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IBS 2014: MyFixItUpLife Interviews Fine Homebuildings Justin Fink

IBS 2014: MyFixItUpLife Interviews Fine Homebuilding's Justin Fink

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Justin talks with Mark and Theresa Clement about upcoming Project House videos, quick tips, and more

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Housing Starts Decline in January

Housing Starts Decline in January

Construction of single-family homes dropped by about 16% in January. Builder confidence also fell. The National Association of Home Builders says the weather is mostly to blame.

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Self-Taught MBA: Builder-Office Automation

Self-Taught MBA: Builder-Office Automation

Nowadays, builder software offers far more than estimating and accounting. We take a close look at what’s available and discuss how you can determine what office automation products provide the best fit for you.

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How to Cut a Hole in a Ceiling Without Making a Mess

How to Cut a Hole in a Ceiling Without Making a Mess

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If you've got to cut a hole in a drywall ceiling for a light fixture, you could just let the dust and debris fall and clean it up later, but there's a better way.

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NAHB Asks That New Silica Rule Be Pulled

NAHB Asks That New Silica Rule Be Pulled

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The Occupational Health and Safety Administration is seeking lower exposure limits for crystalline silica, but the National Association of Home Builders says the agency doesn't understand how the new rule would work in the 'real world.'

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Green Building Is a Growing Business

Green Building Is a Growing Business

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A study by McGraw Hill Construction finds that a growing number of builders expect green building to be an important part of their business mix.

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Showcase House Open for Virtual Tours

Showcase House Open for Virtual Tours

The New American Home opened for tours as part of the International Builders' Show in Las Vegas. Now a website offers virtual tours for anyone who couldn't be there in person.

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