Copyright (c) 2016 FineHomebuilding.com 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 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/contest/reader-quick-tips Fri, 12 Feb 2016 05:18:40 -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 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/assets/images/cs_logo_sm.jpg http://www.finehomebuilding.com/contest/reader-quick-tips <![CDATA[Self adjusting shims]]> Wed, 27 Jan 2016 21:23:40 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/148577/self-adjusting-shims http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/148577/self-adjusting-shims BGodfrey
I needed to replace a vanity in a bathroom with 3/8" tile over 1/4" Hardibacker board.  That meant dropping the vanity into a deep hole.  How do you shim something like this?  It was especially... ]]>
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<![CDATA[The 2016 Forecast for Property: Why it�s so Important for First Time Buyers]]> Tue, 26 Jan 2016 11:47:08 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/148548/the-2016-forecast-for-property-why-its-so-important-for-first-time-buyers http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/148548/the-2016-forecast-for-property-why-its-so-important-for-first-time-buyers poppygallagher
The housing market is always a hot topic, but there is one thing that industry experts are starting to agree on: 2016 is the time for first-time buyers to jump on the property ladder. Prices continue... ]]>
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<![CDATA[Marking roof felt]]> Mon, 18 Jan 2016 12:55:45 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/148398/marking-roof-felt http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/148398/marking-roof-felt Rangerreed
When marking roof felt to go on the shed I am building, my wife noticed that the pencil marks were almost impossible to see. She brought me a dressmaker's white lead pencil to mark the cut and it... ]]>
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<![CDATA[Home Surveillance Security System]]> Tue, 05 Jan 2016 00:17:08 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/148107/home-surveillance-security-system http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/148107/home-surveillance-security-system hemraj
We appreciate the importance of owning proven and world class technology to help you in structuring legal personal belongings in the field of providing home security for your family, home and office... ]]>
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<![CDATA[Opens Wine...and old Drywall Plugs]]> Mon, 04 Jan 2016 16:05:45 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/148100/opens-wineand-old-drywall-plugs http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/148100/opens-wineand-old-drywall-plugs Opens Wine...and old Drywall Plugs Posted by TorontoBoyJim
I thought I could get away with using a typical 1/4" yellow plastic drywall wall anchor to hold a towel hook on the back side of the hollow core bathroom door.  After a few months of towel grabbing... ]]>
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<![CDATA[Don't leave that charger on the Job. ]]> Fri, 11 Dec 2015 21:20:18 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/147789/dont-leave-that-charger-on-the-job http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/147789/dont-leave-that-charger-on-the-job Don't leave that charger on the Job. Posted by siriretailer
I am a self proclaimed scattered brain, I have left my battery & charger on the power pole at the job site more than once. so i decided to take some safe action, I bought a blank key to fit my truck... ]]>
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<![CDATA[Fun Kitchen Furniture Options For Your Inspiration]]> Mon, 09 Nov 2015 08:03:48 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/147199/fun-kitchen-furniture-options-for-your-inspiration http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/147199/fun-kitchen-furniture-options-for-your-inspiration Fun Kitchen Furniture Options For Your Inspiration Posted by DaveCann
Looking for some fun options for kitchen furniture? More than talking pieces, the following helpful and unique items of kitchen furniture also contribute to an efficient kitchen that serves to... ]]>
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<![CDATA[Scary Ladder Climbing]]> Fri, 06 Nov 2015 16:26:44 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/147176/scary-ladder-climbing http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/147176/scary-ladder-climbing SuzyFHomemaker
I've never been comfortable with that scary first step on a ladder when coming down off the roof. Especially if I have a full load of tools or materials, All I can think of is the splat I'll make... ]]>
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<![CDATA[The Connection Between a Clean Carpet and a Flea Free House]]> Mon, 26 Oct 2015 14:49:31 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/146065/the-connection-between-a-clean-carpet-and-a-flea-free-house http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/146065/the-connection-between-a-clean-carpet-and-a-flea-free-house The Connection Between a Clean Carpet and a Flea Free House Posted by mmrodney
The process of cleaning your rugs and carpets is really important if you want to keep your home from being infested with fleas. The fleas and the flea cocoons, eggs or larvae love to hide in places... ]]>
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<![CDATA[Crimpers In A "Pinch"]]> Thu, 22 Oct 2015 13:00:38 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/143552/crimpers-in-a-pinch http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/143552/crimpers-in-a-pinch Crimpers In A Posted by sanbar406
Crimpers In A "Pinch" While installing 4" dia. duct work for bathroom exhaust units in an attic crawl space, I needed crimpers for a couple of connections to be made. Since I did not have a pair ... ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Choose the Right Style of Kitchen]]> Wed, 21 Oct 2015 07:23:46 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/143340/how-to-choose-the-right-style-of-kitchen http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/143340/how-to-choose-the-right-style-of-kitchen How to Choose the Right Style of Kitchen Posted by LouisaJohnson
The ambience in a kitchen embodies the personality of a family and resembles their traits. How beautifully it has been put together speaks of the bond the family shares, since the kitchen is the... ]]>
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<![CDATA[How Do Heating and Air Conditioning Affect Energy Consumption?]]> Mon, 19 Oct 2015 02:10:25 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/140809/how-do-heating-and-air-conditioning-affect-energy-consumption http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/140809/how-do-heating-and-air-conditioning-affect-energy-consumption How Do Heating and Air Conditioning Affect Energy Consumption? Posted by DanMcKee
In today's world, lowering energy consumption is not just a necessity but a growing concern. Conservation of energy is more important than ever, and it is necessary for everyone to do their part... ]]>
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<![CDATA[Canned Air - very portable blast of air ]]> Sat, 17 Oct 2015 18:43:36 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/142062/canned-air-very-portable-blast-of-air http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/142062/canned-air-very-portable-blast-of-air Canned Air - very portable blast of air Posted by Spacecop
I was drilling holes in a concrete foundation wall and needed to clean out excess cement dust before inserting concrete anchor bolts.  I grabbed a can of duster air from my computer desk and it... ]]>
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<![CDATA[Why to Select Modular Steel Framing For Residential Construction]]> Mon, 24 Aug 2015 07:55:25 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/114929/why-to-select-modular-steel-framing-for-residential-construction http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/114929/why-to-select-modular-steel-framing-for-residential-construction 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... ]]>
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<![CDATA[setting a ground rod]]> Tue, 18 Aug 2015 08:50:58 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/113510/setting-a-ground-rod http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/113510/setting-a-ground-rod 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 ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to dig a post hole]]> Sat, 01 Aug 2015 12:20:13 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/111619/how-to-dig-a-post-hole http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/111619/how-to-dig-a-post-hole 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... ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to prevent stacked 5 Gallon Pails from getting stuck together]]> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 08:57:17 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/110135/how-to-prevent-stacked-5-gallon-pails-from-getting-stuck-together http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/110135/how-to-prevent-stacked-5-gallon-pails-from-getting-stuck-together 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... ]]>
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<![CDATA[Backyard Chalk Board ]]> Tue, 24 Mar 2015 15:08:48 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/86844/backyard-chalk-board http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/86844/backyard-chalk-board 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... ]]>
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<![CDATA[Making Hot Water Re-Circulation Pay]]> Mon, 16 Mar 2015 15:41:11 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/74202/making-hot-water-re-circulation-pay http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/74202/making-hot-water-re-circulation-pay 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... ]]>
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<![CDATA[Built-In Refrigerators That Blend Perfectly into Your Kitchen's Decor]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 23:32:13 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/73823/built-in-refrigerators-that-blend-perfectly-into-your-kitchens-decor http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/73823/built-in-refrigerators-that-blend-perfectly-into-your-kitchens-decor 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... ]]>
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