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Podcast: Liability and Lead-Safe Remodeling -- Insurance, Anyone?

Podcast: Liability and Lead-Safe Remodeling -- Insurance, Anyone?

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In this episode we’ll finish up our  our series on lead paint. In the first two episodes of this three-part series we talked about tools, OSHA,  and costs. In this episode we talk...

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Podcast: The New Cost of Lead-Safe Remodeling

Podcast: The New Cost of Lead-Safe Remodeling

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Welcome back to the Lunch Pail Podcast series. In this epidode, we continue our series on lead paint. Last episode, we talked about tools; now we'll talk about costs. In the next, and final, episode...

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A Sliding Dump Bed Makes Unloading Gravel Fast and Easy

A Sliding Dump Bed Makes Unloading Gravel Fast and Easy

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Put away your shovel and save your back. Make your truck do all the work, with this simple homemade bed liner.

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Podcast: Lead-Safe Remodeling Tools and Equipment

Podcast: Lead-Safe Remodeling Tools and Equipment

Welcome back to Fine Homebuilding’s lunchpail podcast. We’ve been on a bit of a vacation lately and we’re back now. This week we’ll begin a series on lead paint and the new...

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Power Hand pulls and pushes deck boards together

Power Hand pulls and pushes deck boards together

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The Power Hand is a specialized bar clamp for installing deck boards.

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Scaling Down Floor Space, Prices for First-time Buyers

Scaling Down Floor Space, Prices for First-time Buyers

With data showing that the first-time-buyer segment is growing, more builders are constructing smaller homes that are priced for first-time budgets

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Tiger Jaw Deck Board Tool

Tiger Jaw Deck Board Tool

The Tiger Jaw pulls deck boards together with ease whether you're installing hidden fasteners or straightening a warped board.

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Sorting Through the Housing Market's Mixed Signals

August sales of both new and existing homes simmer on low, although the market appears more stable; “cash-in refinancing” offers hope for the underwater crowd

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Roof Top Rigid Foam - Taking Efficiency Through The Roof

Roof Top Rigid Foam - Taking Efficiency Through The Roof

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Over the last year I've really been working on how to get my houses to the next level of greater energy efficiency and this video will show you my latest secret. We're laying down a thick layer of rigid ISO foam boards on top of the roof.

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Whats the Best Way to Control Indoor-Air Quality and Humidity in a House?

What's the Best Way to Control Indoor-Air Quality and Humidity in a House?

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The tighter the house, the greater the need for whole-house ventilation. But what system would work best for your house?

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Charging for Design Advice: Bill Up-Front or Forget About it

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A contractor with more than 30 years of experience has a problem. After helping a potential customer develop plans for an upcoming project, russellbriss was rebuffed when he politely asked for some compensation. Is this a legitimate beef or just "small potatoes?"

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How to Drill Level Holes In a Fence Post: Drill-Bit Plumb Bob

How to Drill Level Holes In a Fence Post: Drill-Bit Plumb Bob

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Learn an ingenious trick for leveling your drill bit when boring horizontally through a thick piece of wood.

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Jambing with SketchUp: Create and Add an Exterior Door Component

Jambing with SketchUp: Create and Add an Exterior Door Component

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This Digital Jobsite session shows some ideas for using an "outline" method and SketchUp's "follow me" tool to create profiled millwork in an exterior door component for the shed model.

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AIA Survey: Practical Upgrades Prevail Over Luxury Add-ons

AIA Survey: Practical Upgrades Prevail Over Luxury Add-ons

The American Institute of Architects Design Trends Survey for the second quarter shows ongoing client interest in home performance improvements

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PIECE WORKERS in the Construction Trades Part 2

PIECE WORKERS in the Construction Trades Part 2

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This is a continuation of my first blog on piece workers who changed the way all of us build. When I first started writing for Fine Homebuilding magazine in 1988, I told them that I was not a...

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Finally, a foam gun that will last (I hope)

Finally, a foam gun that will last (I hope)

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Years ago, I grew tired of spending money on disposable cans of spray foam. With the exception of some of the newer multi-use throw-away cans (see a video here), I knew the reusable spray foam guns...

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Positive Signs in the Multifamily Sector

Multifamily builders and rental brokers see stabilization in demand in many metro markets

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Who Pays for Mistakes in a Time and Materials Contract?

Who Pays for Mistakes in a Time and Materials Contract?

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When a builder working under a time and materials contract makes a mistake, should he eat the loss and correct the problem for free, or charge the homeowner for his trouble?

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Is Formaldehyde-Foam Insulation Safe?

Is Formaldehyde-Foam Insulation Safe?

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When high-performance builders talk about spray-foam insulation, they’re typically talking about polyurethane. But it turns out there’s more than one kind of spray foam used in...

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How Do I Splice a Deck Beam in the Middle of a Post?

How Do I Splice a Deck Beam in the Middle of a Post?

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Pizza has designed a 14-ft. by 18-ft. free-standing deck at his house 40 miles west of Philadelphia. His dilemma? He doesn't know where to get his hands on 18-ft. stock for the full-length beams so he's planning on a mid-span splice. Will it work?

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