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How To Hang Drain Lines so They Stay Straight and Secure

How To Hang Drain Lines so They Stay Straight and Secure

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Plumber Bruce Norman shares his secret to keeping PVC waste pipes right where he wants them.

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Lead Paint: The Fines Are Real

Lead Paint: The Fines Are Real

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An Oregon painting contractor shells out over $32K for failing to comply with lead-paint regulations.

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Paint Your House and Live Mortgage Free

Paint Your House and Live Mortgage Free

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How far are you willing to go to have your mortgage paid for you?

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A Chance to Win Free Systainers

A Chance to Win Free Systainers

Home Fixated a tool and home improvement website is giving away a set of five Festool tool and parts organizers.

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How to Keep Dangerous Garage Fumes Out of the House

How to Keep Dangerous Garage Fumes Out of the House

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An attached garage saves money and materials during construction, but it also makes it tougher to maintain high indoor air quality. Are there solutions to the problem?

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The Housing-Bottom Finder: Mortgage Rates

The Housing-Bottom "Finder": Mortgage Rates

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Market watchers expect prices to continue to inch down – unless rates start to inch up, prompting fence-sitters to start making offers

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Sneak peek at new line of DeWalt hand tools

Sneak peek at new line of DeWalt hand tools

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Now that DeWalt has found a new home as part of the larger Stanley Black & Decker family, which also houses the Bostitch brand, it shouldn't be a surprise that a new line of hand tools is set to...

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My Story As Told Through Houses -- The Tract Home

My Story As Told Through Houses -- The Tract Home

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These blogs around houses are excepts from a book that Taunton Press will publish this fall. Hope you read the book and let me know what you think of it. I do appreciate feedback. Thanks, Larry Haun

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Green Building Busts Out for Spring

Green Building Busts Out for Spring

KB Home continues its green-features rollout, and NAHB is prepared to explore any and all marketing angles for green-building and green remodeling at its conference in May

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Scrap Your Nail Set and Make Your Hammer Work Harder

Scrap Your Nail Set and Make Your Hammer Work Harder

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Fine Homebuilding reader April Uno shares a new way to countersink nails with a single custom-made tool.

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Cheat Sheet for SketchUp: a Quick-Start Guide for 3D Modeling

Cheat Sheet for SketchUp: a Quick-Start Guide for 3D Modeling

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At first blush a digital 3D model can be intimidating and seem useless. With a little insight, however, a digital format offers some clear advantages over the tried and true models many of us have created over the years with nothing more than cardboard, tape and a utility knife. Watch the two video tutorials below for some insight into the advantages SketchUp has to offer...

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The Skin in the Game Game

The "Skin in the Game" Game

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Some say the newly proposed risk-retention rules for mortgage lenders are too stringent, although the regulations still wouldn’t apply to most mortgages currently being written – those guaranteed by Fannie and Freddie

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Henleys Timely Entry into the U.S. Market

Henley's Timely Entry into the U.S. Market

Australia-based homebuilder Henley Properties’ expansion into the U.S., with land purchases and operations underway in the Seattle area, takes a position in a tough market

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How to Level Up Concrete Piers?

How to Level Up Concrete Piers?

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A rushed job results in piers with uneven tops, and now the builder wonders how to proceed: level the tops before setting his posts or pull out the piers and start again.

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Roll Compound on Drywall Seams for Faster, Easier Taping

Roll Compound on Drywall Seams for Faster, Easier Taping

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Add a little water, grab a paint roller, and speed up this tedious job.

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Are Modern Power Tools Junk?

Are Modern Power Tools Junk?

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A recent blog post asking readers to weigh in on the merits and utility of their corded drills has sparked an interesting topic: Are today's power tools junk compared to the power tools used by our...

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A Building Debate That Just Wont Go Away

A Building Debate That Just Won't Go Away

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It's been more than 70 years since someone first recommended the use of a vapor barrier to reduce the risk of condensation inside wall cavities. The recommendation can still spark a debate.

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Air Sealing with Owens Cornings new Energy Complete system

Air Sealing with Owens Corning's new Energy Complete system

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I'm a huge believer in Spray Foam for air sealing, but foam will only air seal the cavity that it's sprayed into. Here's where Owens Corning's new Energy Complete has a leg up on Foam. In this video you'll see how their system does an excellent job of air sealing so that their total-fill fiberglass system doesn't have any air flow issues to deal with. -Matt Risinger

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Reader Poll: Do you still use a corded drill?

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I've gone almost totally cordless when it comes to drilling and driving, but I still can't manage to let go of my trusty 1/2-in. corded Milwaukee drill, passed down from my grandfather, mind you...

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How NOT to Wire a Garage Door Opener

How NOT to Wire a Garage Door Opener

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Just when you think you've seen it all something like this comes along and... and you get a cramp in your neck from shaking your head... and wonder "WHAT" were they thinking?

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