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Prevent Pneumatic-Nailer Blowouts When Installing Trim

Prevent Pneumatic-Nailer Blowouts When Installing Trim

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If you're hanging moldings and the nails keep blowing out the side of your trim stock, you could just swear a lot and keep your putty handy, but there's a better way.

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How to Insulate Concrete Foundation Walls From the Inside Out

How to Insulate Concrete Foundation Walls From the Inside Out

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A builder planning a high-efficiency spec house wants to insulate the foundation walls, and is considering a type of panel that incorporates an inner layer of rigid foam insulation and two outer layers of concrete. Will it work?

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A Fresh Take on Traditional Architecture

A Fresh Take on Traditional Architecture

How a New England architect gives her traditionally inspired homes a contemporary look

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Window Flashing - New-Construction Best-Practice Tyvek Method

Window Flashing - New-Construction Best-Practice Tyvek Method

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In this video you'll see my carpenters setting an Andersen 100 series window utilizing DuPont Tyvek products. I consider this the best practice method for setting a window in new construction.

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KB Homes ZeroHouse 2.0

KB Home's ZeroHouse 2.0

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The builder rolls out a net-zero-energy option that includes photovoltaic power as well as energy efficiency measures well beyond those required by Energy Star

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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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Cant We Build Simple, Low-Tech Homes and Still Be Comfortable?

Can't We Build Simple, Low-Tech Homes and Still Be Comfortable?

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A Massachusetts homeowner wonders how a green design might look for someone who likes to keep the windows open and the heat turned down

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Cashflow: How I Wrecked My Business, Screwed My Friends, and Almost Destroyed My Marriage - Part 1

Cashflow: How I Wrecked My Business, Screwed My Friends, and Almost Destroyed My Marriage - Part 1

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Blaming the recession for my company's failure would be easy, but looking hard at my own mistakes is a lot more useful.

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Shining Light on Solar-based Alliances between Builders and Utilities

Shining Light on Solar-based Alliances between Builders and Utilities

A state-backed, utility-run program in California shows how photovoltaics and energy efficiency measures are making economic sense for builders

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The Downside of Running a Dehumidifier

The Downside of Running a Dehumidifier

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In a superinsulated house, appliances generate heat that is slow to dissipate

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A Positive Investment Perspective on Housing

A Positive Investment Perspective on Housing

FBR Capital Markets cites “overlooked” signs that a recovery may be underway for some production builders

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The Case of the Shrinking New American Home

The Case of the "Shrinking" New American Home

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The 2012 IBS showcase project, under construction in Florida, is smaller than past New American Homes, but still loaded

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Designing and Building Homes That Stay Accessible

Designing and Building Homes That Stay Accessible

The right features make it easier for homeowners to stay put as they age

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Smart Phone Apps for Builders: Home Depot

Smart Phone Apps for Builders: Home Depot

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A surprisingly robust application, complements of a big box store

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Smart Phone Apps for Builders: TSheets Time Tracker with GPS Support

Smart Phone Apps for Builders: TSheets Time Tracker with GPS Support

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Finally, a robust app to track employees' time and location.

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How To Use SketchUps Photo Match Feature to Efficiently Design Remodeling Projects

How To Use SketchUp's "Photo Match" Feature to Efficiently Design Remodeling Projects

See how importing digital photos into SketchUp can jump-start the design process and aid bidding and selling your next built-in cabinet project.

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Patricks Barn: Weathering the Storm

Patrick's Barn: Weathering the Storm

Hurricane Irene spared our house and new barn, but some of our neighbors weren't so lucky.

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How to look at houses (like an architect): Base

How to look at houses (like an architect): Base

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Take a video tour with architect Katie Hutchison to train your eye on houses -- starting with the base.

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NAHBs Improving-Markets Tracker

NAHB's Improving-Markets Tracker

The association announces a monthly index showing which housing markets are on the upswing

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Are LED Lights a Waste of Money?

Are LED Lights a Waste of Money?

Compact fluorescent lamps are gradually taking the place of standard incandescent bulbs, but light-emitting diodes are another, if more expensive, option.

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