Copyright (c) 2015 FineHomebuilding.com en-us Fine Homebuilding - All featured posts Fine Homebuilding - All featured posts http://www.finehomebuilding.com/ Fri, 30 Jan 2015 01:09:18 -0500 Fine Homebuilding - All featured posts Fine Homebuilding - All featured posts http://www.finehomebuilding.com/assets/images/cs_logo_sm.jpg http://www.finehomebuilding.com/ <![CDATA[Tile Redi: A Fast, Reliable Way to Make a Tile Shower]]> Thu, 29 Jan 2015 16:07:14 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/72405/tile-redi-a-fast-reliable-way-to-make-a-tile-shower http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/72405/tile-redi-a-fast-reliable-way-to-make-a-tile-shower Tile Redi: A Fast, Reliable Way to Make a Tile Shower Posted by patrick_mccombe
Tile Redi shower pans are sloped, waterproof, and easy to install. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Solar Leasing Hopes for a Toehold in the South]]> Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:26:18 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/72477/solar-leasing-hopes-for-a-toehold-in-the-south http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/72477/solar-leasing-hopes-for-a-toehold-in-the-south Solar Leasing Hopes for a Toehold in the South Posted by ScottG
The Georgia Legislature is considering a bill that would allow third-party ownership for solar electric systems. In Florida, a citizens' group is seeking to overturn a ban at the ballot box. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/72477/solar-leasing-hopes-for-a-toehold-in-the-south
<![CDATA[Basement ceilings: drywall or a drop ceiling?]]> Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:24:40 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/72481/basement-ceilings-drywall-or-a-drop-ceiling http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/72481/basement-ceilings-drywall-or-a-drop-ceiling Basement ceilings: drywall or a drop ceiling? Posted by JFink
I've remodeled a lot of basements over the years, and one of the most important decisions I face on every job is how to handle the ceiling. You've got two basic choices: install a drop ceiling... ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/72481/basement-ceilings-drywall-or-a-drop-ceiling
<![CDATA[Easy Fix for a Clogged Spray-Can Nozzle]]> Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:07:24 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/72453/easy-fix-for-a-clogged-spray-can-nozzle http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/72453/easy-fix-for-a-clogged-spray-can-nozzle Easy Fix for a Clogged Spray-Can Nozzle Posted by Kevini
A quick and easy tip for unclogging a spray-can nozzle ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/72453/easy-fix-for-a-clogged-spray-can-nozzle
<![CDATA[Deck Building Blunders]]> Thu, 29 Jan 2015 13:00:46 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/72471/deck-building-blunders http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/72471/deck-building-blunders Deck Building Blunders Posted by AndyEngel
An example of a bad deck footing detail, with information on how to build a deck safely. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/72471/deck-building-blunders
<![CDATA[New York Now Requires Truss Warning on Buildings]]> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:01:19 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/72450/new-york-now-requires-truss-warning-on-buildings http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/72450/new-york-now-requires-truss-warning-on-buildings New York Now Requires Truss Warning on Buildings Posted by ScottG
Signs must be posted at houses where roof trusses have been used so that firefighters have a better idea of what to expect in case of fire. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/72450/new-york-now-requires-truss-warning-on-buildings
<![CDATA[Minnesota Builders Try to Block Sprinkler Law]]> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:56:44 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/72442/minnesota-builders-try-to-block-sprinkler-law http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/72442/minnesota-builders-try-to-block-sprinkler-law Minnesota Builders Try to Block Sprinkler Law Posted by ScottG
Minnesota becomes the fourth state in the country to require fire sprinklers in some new houses, but a builders' association has gone to court in an attempt to delay the new law. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/72442/minnesota-builders-try-to-block-sprinkler-law
<![CDATA[IRS Now Requires Small Wind Turbines To Be Certified]]> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 08:42:48 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/72413/irs-now-requires-small-wind-turbines-to-be-certified http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/72413/irs-now-requires-small-wind-turbines-to-be-certified IRS Now Requires Small Wind Turbines To Be Certified Posted by ScottG
The new rule is aimed at weeding out the 'wild assertions' that fringe manufacturers make about the efficiency of their wind generators. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/72413/irs-now-requires-small-wind-turbines-to-be-certified
<![CDATA["Simple" twin stairs]]> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 08:00:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/72402/simple-twin-stairs http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/72402/simple-twin-stairs Posted by KenGutmaker
Twin stairs with subtle details take this design to a new level. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/72402/simple-twin-stairs
<![CDATA[Wisconsin Tightens Net-Metering Rules]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:02:36 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/72400/wisconsin-tightens-net-metering-rules http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/72400/wisconsin-tightens-net-metering-rules Wisconsin Tightens Net-Metering Rules Posted by ScottG
Regulators permit utilities to settle accounts monthly rather than annually, and pay the wholesale rather than the retail rate. Existing customers are grandfathered for 10 years. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/72400/wisconsin-tightens-net-metering-rules
<![CDATA[What's the best attic insulation? ]]> Sat, 24 Jan 2015 14:49:24 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28961/whats-the-best-attic-insulation http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28961/whats-the-best-attic-insulation What's the best attic insulation? Posted by RYagid
The answer to the question of which attic insulation is best is, of course, entirely circumstantial. When the design of your attic allows, the best attic insulation is inexpensive, easy to install and will yield the performance you're looking for. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28961/whats-the-best-attic-insulation
<![CDATA[Thinking Big and Building Small]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 19:42:43 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/71885/thinking-big-and-building-small http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/71885/thinking-big-and-building-small Thinking Big and Building Small Posted by Susan_Teare
With wheels, this 232-square-foot tiny house can be easily moved to any location. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/71885/thinking-big-and-building-small
<![CDATA[Wireless Charging on your Countertop]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 17:59:16 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/72238/wireless-charging-on-your-countertop http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/72238/wireless-charging-on-your-countertop Wireless Charging on your Countertop Posted by DebSilber
LG Hausys gets top KBIS honors for its kitchen-countertop phone charging technology ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/72238/wireless-charging-on-your-countertop
<![CDATA[Ontario to Yank Some Smart Meters]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 16:38:30 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/72213/ontario-to-yank-some-smart-meters http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/72213/ontario-to-yank-some-smart-meters Ontario to Yank Some Smart Meters Posted by ScottG
The order affects only a small percentage of the millions of meters that have been installed. In Maine, critics appeal a ruling that the meters are safe. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/72213/ontario-to-yank-some-smart-meters
<![CDATA[Spoiler Alert! Preview of the Best Traditional House from the upcoming Houses issue]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 14:26:12 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/72215/spoiler-alert-preview-of-the-best-traditional-house-from-the-upcoming-houses-issue http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/72215/spoiler-alert-preview-of-the-best-traditional-house-from-the-upcoming-houses-issue Spoiler Alert! Preview of the Best Traditional House from the upcoming Houses issue Posted by ChuckB
A stone farmhouse built in the late 1700's has been restored to a modern version of its former glory ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/72215/spoiler-alert-preview-of-the-best-traditional-house-from-the-upcoming-houses-issue
<![CDATA[News from the International Builders' Show: Product Picks, Day 3]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 10:51:28 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/72202/news-from-the-international-builders-show-product-picks-day-3 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/72202/news-from-the-international-builders-show-product-picks-day-3 News from the International Builders' Show: Product Picks, Day 3 Posted by patrick_mccombe
Even on the show's last day, there's still a bunch of cool stuff to see. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/72202/news-from-the-international-builders-show-product-picks-day-3
<![CDATA[Tight Squeeze]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/72179/tight-squeeze http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/72179/tight-squeeze Tight Squeeze Posted by BrianVandenBrink51
Several years ago I came across this tiny little house squeezed between two brick buildings in an alley in Taunton, MA. I have no idea who lived there or why, but it's an example of the incredibly diverse shelters in which we live and another reason why I find the photography of architecture so fascinating. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/72179/tight-squeeze
<![CDATA[Mineral wool vs. Fiberglass insulation - some impromptu research at the International Builders' Show]]> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 18:54:04 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/72185/mineral-wool-vs-fiberglass-insulation-some-impromptu-research-at-the-international-builders-show http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/72185/mineral-wool-vs-fiberglass-insulation-some-impromptu-research-at-the-international-builders-show Mineral wool vs. Fiberglass insulation - some impromptu research at the International Builders' Show Posted by JFink
The timing of this year's International Builders' Show was convenient for me. I was able to spend some time on the show floor talking to manufacturers about mineral wool insulation, sometimes called... ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/72185/mineral-wool-vs-fiberglass-insulation-some-impromptu-research-at-the-international-builders-show
<![CDATA[Open Concept]]> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 17:30:31 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/72182/open-concept http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/72182/open-concept Open Concept Posted by Lincoln_Barbour
Concrete and steel used to open up this old house. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/72182/open-concept
<![CDATA[Hawaii Tinkers With Its Solar Formula]]> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 15:18:57 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/72177/hawaii-tinkers-with-its-solar-formula http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/72177/hawaii-tinkers-with-its-solar-formula Hawaii Tinkers With Its Solar Formula Posted by ScottG
A utility on Kauai turns to lithium-ion batteries after its first try with lead-acid batteries fails to meet expectations. Another Hawaiian utility tweaks its net-metering rules. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/72177/hawaii-tinkers-with-its-solar-formula