Copyright (c) 2015 FineHomebuilding.com en-us Fine Homebuilding - "Fine Homebuilding: The Magazine" blog entries Fine Homebuilding - "Fine Homebuilding: The Magazine" blog entries http://www.finehomebuilding.com/blog/inside-the-magazine Fri, 30 Jan 2015 15:54:24 -0500 Fine Homebuilding - "Fine Homebuilding: The Magazine" blog entries Fine Homebuilding - "Fine Homebuilding: The Magazine" blog entries http://www.finehomebuilding.com/assets/images/cs_logo_sm.jpg http://www.finehomebuilding.com/blog/inside-the-magazine <![CDATA[Easy-Carry Air-Hose Reel]]> Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:37:06 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/37545/easy-carry-air-hose-reel http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/37545/easy-carry-air-hose-reel Easy-Carry Air-Hose Reel Posted by Mahon3y
This briefcase-size hose reel packs in 100 ft. of hose and weighs about 10 lb. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Paradox Lake House]]> Sat, 19 Jul 2014 18:40:23 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/36174/paradox-lake-house http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/36174/paradox-lake-house Paradox Lake House Posted by lavenson
A year round home carved into the forest, at the edge of Paradox Lake, in upstate New York. Careful site planning and a rustic casual design help this well crafted home take its place among the 'great camps' of the Adirondack Park. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Small Spaces That are Great Places]]> Wed, 29 Apr 2009 15:00:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/6856/small-spaces-that-are-great-places http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/6856/small-spaces-that-are-great-places Small Spaces That are Great Places Posted by RDA
A trio of diminutive buildings shows how thoughtful siting and exemplary planning can yield a backyard destination you won’t want to leave. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Make Basic PEX Connections]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2009 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/5114/how-to-make-basic-pex-connections http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/5114/how-to-make-basic-pex-connections How to Make Basic PEX Connections Posted by FHB_WEB
Learn the basics of how to connect PEX to copper and existing metal pipe as well as how to make PEX to PEX connections to create a branch line or add a valve. ]]>
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<![CDATA[What's the Difference: Joint Sealing with Teflon Tape and Pipe Dope]]> Thu, 05 Mar 2009 14:36:36 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/5094/whats-the-difference-joint-sealing-with-teflon-tape-and-pipe-dope http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/5094/whats-the-difference-joint-sealing-with-teflon-tape-and-pipe-dope What's the Difference: Joint Sealing with Teflon Tape and Pipe Dope Posted by RDA
Teflon tape and pipe dope are used to fill voids between male and female threads to make joints leakproof and to prevent metal parts from rusting together. People often use pipe dope on top of Teflon tape, but some manufacturers say there is no benefit to that usage. So, when should you use one over the other? What's the difference? ]]>
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<![CDATA[What's the Difference: Vapor Barriers and Vapor Retarders? ]]> Thu, 05 Mar 2009 14:33:34 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/5090/whats-the-difference-vapor-barriers-and-vapor-retarders http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/5090/whats-the-difference-vapor-barriers-and-vapor-retarders What's the Difference: Vapor Barriers and Vapor Retarders? Posted by RYagid
You don’t have to be a building-science expert to know that trapped moisture is bad for houses. To help slow moisture diffusion through roof, wall, and floor assemblies, many experts—and in some parts of the country, building codes—demand the use of vapor retarders. Across the building industry, however, the term vapor barrier is commonly used in place of vapor retarder. This misuse raises the question of whether the two terms categorize the same products and whether those products have the same performance traits. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Kickout Flashing: How to Flash Troublesome Roof-to-Wall Intersections]]> Thu, 05 Mar 2009 14:14:28 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/5137/kickout-flashing-how-to-flash-troublesome-roof-to-wall-intersections http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/5137/kickout-flashing-how-to-flash-troublesome-roof-to-wall-intersections Kickout Flashing: How to Flash Troublesome Roof-to-Wall Intersections Posted by MikeGuertin
I use redundant layers of flashing integrated into the housewrap to keep water from getting behind exterior cladding; a kickout flashing directs water into the gutter. The process might seem overcomplicated at first, but the minor expense in time is much better than having to tackle rot repairs down the road. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Making the Most of Basement Rooms]]> Thu, 05 Mar 2009 14:12:56 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/5138/making-the-most-of-basement-rooms http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/5138/making-the-most-of-basement-rooms Making the Most of Basement Rooms Posted by lavenson
When a basement is finished with as much care and detail as the house above, the message is that the space is an equal part of the home, not subordinate to it. ]]>
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