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Flushing Out the Ultra Water-Efficient Stealth Toilet

Flushing Out the Ultra Water-Efficient Stealth Toilet

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New vacuum-assist flush technology creates a super-quiet toilet that uses very little water.

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The Goal of a Finished Railing

The Goal of a Finished Railing

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In "Start Your Railing Right" (FHB 212 pp 67-69), Mike Guertin describes the details for securing guardrail posts to the deck frame. Here he describes a novel method for detailing the infill between posts.

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BUILDING SKILLS: Cutting a Door

BUILDING SKILLS: Cutting a Door

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Building Skills: Seasoned builder Mike Guertin shows a simple way to make a clean, straight cut when trimming a door to height.

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A Moldy Crawlspace Nightmare Part 3:  The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

A Moldy Crawlspace Nightmare Part 3: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

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The part of the Crawlspace Nightmare that I wish wasn't real after waking up.

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Power Tool Drag Racing

Power Tool Drag Racing

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Bored with your typical weekend DIY projects? Here's a better use for that belt sander!

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Estimating an Energy Efficiency Upgrade From Your Desktop Computer

Estimating an Energy Efficiency Upgrade From Your Desktop Computer

A session at the 2010 NAHB showcased a new web-based software can help you price out an energy retrofit without leaving your desktop

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Podcast Brain Teaser Winner Announced

Podcast Brain Teaser Winner Announced

This week on the podcast, learn about the govenrment's new Home Star program and find out who won the Milwaukee Job Saw Kit from last week's episode.

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UPDATED: Win a Tool with Our Podcast Brain Teaser

UPDATED: Win a Tool with Our Podcast Brain Teaser

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This week on the Lunch Pail Podcast, I was left guestless! Shocking, I know, but the fact of the matter is, our editors have been burning the midnight oil while working on a new special issueYour...

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After Shock: A Moldy Crawlspace Nightmare Part 2

After Shock: A Moldy Crawlspace Nightmare Part 2

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After the initial shock of finding so much deterioration of the wood in this crawlspace, its time to plan repairs.

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New from the Tiling a Shower Video Series: Install a Shampoo Niche

New from the Tiling a Shower Video Series: Install a Shampoo Niche

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Learn tricks for locating a shampoo niche, cutting the tile backer, building the sides and ensuring the base won’t collect water.

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SketchUp for Builders and Remodelers: Build a Virtual Lumber Yard

SketchUp for Builders and Remodelers: Build a Virtual Lumber Yard

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Remodeler Matt Jackson introduces SketchUp — the easy-to-use free 3D drawing software from Google — as a great tool for planning and selling small construction projects.

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¡Viva Verde!

¡Viva Verde!

For green building to survive it has to become bilingual.

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Snake Wires With a Tape Measure

Snake Wires With a Tape Measure

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Snake wires with a tape measure When upgrading the electrical outlets in my kitchen I needed to pull a wire from the bottom of the wall into the attic. As shown in the drawing (location), I used an...

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Tablesaw Safety, Liability, and Common Sense on the Jobsite

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I've rarely used a table saw that had a blade guard installed on it. Mostly because the blade guards are so poorly designed, that they cause more trouble than they avoid. It's not that I don't think...

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A Moldy Crawlspace Nightmare

A Moldy Crawlspace Nightmare

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I admit I was caught off guard on this one.  Usually I can tell when I'm about to open up a proverbial can of worms, but not this time.  My current client asked me simply enough to...

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UPDATE: Winners Chosen in our Toward a Zero Energy Home Book Givaway

UPDATE: Winners Chosen in our 'Toward a Zero Energy Home' Book Givaway

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Leave a comment here by 1pm, Tuesday, May 18, for a chance to win the book "Toward a Zero Energy Home", a complete guide to energy self-sufficiency at home.

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Zero-Energy Homes Start With Air-sealing, Insulation, and Weatherproofing

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Basements, walls, and roofs that keep weather out and heat in are the foundation of a durable, energy-efficient home. Read this introduction to how heat, air, and water move and how to control them.

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An important update on the EPA's Lead Certification Rule

The opt-out clause is gone. Learn what you need to know about lead-safe (and EPA-compliant) remodeling, renovation, and repair on pre-1978 houses.

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Tour a Greene & Greene-style Masterpiece

Tour a Greene & Greene-style Masterpiece

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Tour a stunning Greene & Greene revival we've dubbed "The House That Sausage Built" in this audio slideshow featuring outtakes from our recent article and an interview with the homeowner.

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Podcast: Still Framing Like Its 1969?

Podcast: Still Framing Like It's 1969?

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This week, we pose questions regarding efficient framing and have a look at the home that "sausage" built.

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