Copyright (c) 2015 en-us Fine Homebuilding - "There's A Better Way - Fine Homebuilding Reader Quick Tips" contest entries Fine Homebuilding - "There's A Better Way - Fine Homebuilding Reader Quick Tips" contest entries Mon, 05 Oct 2015 22:10:41 -0500 Fine Homebuilding - "There's A Better Way - Fine Homebuilding Reader Quick Tips" contest entries Fine Homebuilding - "There's A Better Way - Fine Homebuilding Reader Quick Tips" contest entries <![CDATA[7 Ways to Know You Need A New Window ]]> Thu, 24 Sep 2015 14:50:21 -0500 7 Ways to Know You Need A New Window Posted by chelsea333
Fall is here and you know what that means - winter is coming. Colder temperatures usually mean higher energy bills. Your windows are a part of your home's insulation. Old, warped, and drafty windows... ]]>
<![CDATA[Why to Select Modular Steel Framing For Residential Construction]]> Mon, 24 Aug 2015 07:55:25 -0500 Why to Select Modular Steel Framing For Residential Construction Posted by DaveCann
Modular steel framing construction has grown rapidly in the last few years due to customer desires in numerous well-defined areas. The decision for utilizing modular steel framing generally develops... ]]>
<![CDATA[setting a ground rod]]> Tue, 18 Aug 2015 08:50:58 -0500 tombocuba
useing a large roto-hammer drill place it on top of a ground rod this drill will hammer it in faster than a sledge hammer ]]>
<![CDATA[How to dig a post hole]]> Sat, 01 Aug 2015 12:20:13 -0500 FrankJones
I was watching a Jacques Cousteau episode about under water archeological excavations where they used a giant vacume to suck up the dirt and artifacts. It struck me that I could use a similar method... ]]>
<![CDATA[Plumbing Disasters: How Not To DIY]]> Sat, 11 Jul 2015 13:19:30 -0500 Plumbing Disasters: How Not To DIY Posted by Olivia_Still
Plumbing repairs are like an endless field in which almost every man wants to try and harness the horse to show everyone that he can do it. Of course, the horse here is the home water supply system... ]]>
<![CDATA[How to prevent stacked 5 Gallon Pails from getting stuck together]]> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 08:57:17 -0500 How to prevent stacked 5 Gallon Pails from getting stuck together Posted by lukebrown607
This is the best way I have found to stack 5 gallon pails. Slip a shim in on either side of the pail. It prevents them from getting vacuum locked together. I suppose a couple 16D nails would work as... ]]>
<![CDATA[Keeping Your Heating Cheap and Green]]> Sun, 28 Jun 2015 17:09:52 -0500 Keeping Your Heating Cheap and Green Posted by Olivia_Still
Eco-friendly heating for the environmentally conscious Energy bills might be too high considering the costs nowadays, and in order to reduce it considerably, it will be important that you turn... ]]>
<![CDATA[Backyard Chalk Board ]]> Tue, 24 Mar 2015 15:08:48 -0500 Backyard Chalk Board Posted by StanF
I found this cool DIY chalkboard design on a blog post at Pergola Kits USA and wanted to share with everyone how to make one of their own.    What you'll need: Black (or color of your choice... ]]>
<![CDATA[Making Hot Water Re-Circulation Pay]]> Mon, 16 Mar 2015 15:41:11 -0500 Making Hot Water Re-Circulation Pay Posted by f1ford
I have a dedicated hot water re-circulation system in our house which was installed by the previous owner (HVAC contractor).  At some point I noticed that the TACO pump was not running cartridge... ]]>
<![CDATA[Built-In Refrigerators That Blend Perfectly into Your Kitchen's Decor]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 23:32:13 -0500 Built-In Refrigerators That Blend Perfectly into Your Kitchen's Decor Posted by Vanessa_Julius
With open-idea living extremely popular nowadays, numerous property holders want a consistent stream between their kitchens and lounge rooms. The pattern has additionally interpreted into the... ]]>
<![CDATA[How to Get a Designer Bedroom on a Shoestring Budget]]> Tue, 24 Feb 2015 06:07:52 -0500 How to Get a Designer Bedroom on a Shoestring Budget Posted by PaulCohen
For a lot of us the decorating process is never really over, I'm sure you'll agree that at least that's how it feels. Our recently purchased upholstered beds make for great centrepieces in our main... ]]>
<![CDATA[A tip for professional interior designers. ]]> Mon, 23 Feb 2015 19:39:51 -0500 A tip for professional interior designers. Posted by mckenziew
Your Bar Stool Store is providing a free furniture sourcing service to help professional interior designers save time and money when searching for the right furniture for any given projectMy... ]]>
<![CDATA[Choosing the Best Flooring for Homes]]> Sat, 21 Feb 2015 00:30:55 -0500 Choosing the Best Flooring for Homes Posted by MaryMcElyea
Choosing flooring for a home is definitely a task that should not be taken lightly. A lot more than looks should be the ultimate decision maker because there is a lot more to flooring than just... ]]>
<![CDATA[How to coil extension cords easily]]> Wed, 04 Feb 2015 09:24:06 -0500 How to coil extension cords easily Posted by DonGiff
When you lay out your extension cord, lay it all the way out. When you get ready to recoil it always go back to the plug end and coil it from there. It will recoil easily. ]]>
<![CDATA[No Dust Drilling for Hi-Hats]]> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 19:23:31 -0500 No Dust Drilling for Hi-Hats Posted by user-214042
Using ahole saw to install hihats often results in sheetrock or plaster dust blowing everywhere.  I  recenly needed to retrofit 20 hihats into a ceiling.  To minimize the mess, I cut off the... ]]>
<![CDATA[Storing Japanese Saws in a Toolbox]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 10:17:02 -0500 Storing Japanese Saws in a Toolbox Posted by Suzy_F_Homemaker
I was stuck for a way to store my two Japanese saws in my toolbox. They usually wound up o the bottom with all sorts of hard objects piled on top of them. Then I saw the cheap miter box that I had to... ]]>
<![CDATA[securing tarps]]> Thu, 01 Jan 2015 17:36:50 -0500 securing tarps Posted by syd1ty
When protecting stuff from the weather a plastic tarp does not always have the grommet holes where you want them.  I solve this problem by taking an old golf ball and holding it under tarp where I... ]]>
<![CDATA[tapered deck sleepers]]> Thu, 01 Jan 2015 17:26:15 -0500 tapered deck sleepers Posted by syd1ty
In reading Emanuel Silvas excellent article on Decking Over a Roof (November, 2014 #246) I have one suggestion.  When I built a deck over an existing stoop, most of the deck was constructed using... ]]>
<![CDATA[Securing extensions cords, con't.]]> Thu, 01 Jan 2015 17:22:37 -0500 Securing extensions cords, con't. Posted by syd1ty
I recently read a tip where a flexible rubber plumbing coupling was used to keep extension cords that have been connected together from pulling apart. I use a simpler set up with a section of bicycle... ]]>
<![CDATA[keep track of tools]]> Thu, 01 Jan 2015 17:11:29 -0500 keep track of tools Posted by syd1ty
I often supply various tools to the job site to be used by workers, who for some reason, never show up to the job with the proper tools.  Brooms, shovels, various hand tools are used by others. In... ]]>