Copyright (c) 2016 FineHomebuilding.com en-us Fine Homebuilding - Patrick_mccombe's posts Fine Homebuilding - Patrick_mccombe's posts http://www.finehomebuilding.com/profile/patrick_mccombe Sun, 01 May 2016 22:18:38 -0500 Fine Homebuilding - Patrick_mccombe's posts Fine Homebuilding - Patrick_mccombe's posts http://www.finehomebuilding.com/assets/images/cs_logo_sm.jpg http://www.finehomebuilding.com/profile/patrick_mccombe <![CDATA[The Difference Between Orbital and Random-Orbit Sanders]]> Mon, 01 Feb 2016 04:45:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/148272/the-difference-between-orbital-and-random-orbit-sanders http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/148272/the-difference-between-orbital-and-random-orbit-sanders The Difference Between Orbital and Random-Orbit Sanders Posted by patrick_mccombe
See what orbital and random-orbit sanders have in common and how they differ ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/148272/the-difference-between-orbital-and-random-orbit-sanders
<![CDATA[Brushless Impact-Driver/Hammer-Drill Combo Kits]]> Thu, 10 Dec 2015 09:52:14 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/147762/brushless-impact-driverhammer-drill-combo-kits http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/147762/brushless-impact-driverhammer-drill-combo-kits Brushless Impact-Driver/Hammer-Drill Combo Kits Posted by patrick_mccombe
These tools can drive more fasteners than brushed-motor models ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/147762/brushless-impact-driverhammer-drill-combo-kits
<![CDATA[Replacing a Circular-Saw Cord]]> Wed, 11 Nov 2015 13:18:53 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/147155/replacing-a-circular-saw-cord http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/147155/replacing-a-circular-saw-cord Replacing a Circular-Saw Cord Posted by patrick_mccombe
A proper repair involves more than wire nuts and electrical tape ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/147155/replacing-a-circular-saw-cord
<![CDATA[Standup Screw Gun]]> Tue, 27 Oct 2015 12:55:08 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/146081/standup-screw-gun http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/146081/standup-screw-gun Standup Screw Gun Posted by patrick_mccombe
This specialty driver makes it fast and easy to install subfloor and decking ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/146081/standup-screw-gun
<![CDATA[Quieter in the Kitchen]]> Tue, 27 Oct 2015 07:00:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/137308/quieter-in-the-kitchen http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/137308/quieter-in-the-kitchen Quieter in the Kitchen Posted by patrick_mccombe
Easily beating Energy Star’s current standard of 2.8 cfm per watt, Zephyr’s new Verona Island range hood provides 17 cfm of ventilation per watt and reduces energy consumption by 80% compared to other range hoods. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/137308/quieter-in-the-kitchen
<![CDATA[New Paslode Framing Fuel]]> Thu, 15 Oct 2015 08:33:19 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/131805/new-paslode-framing-fuel http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/131805/new-paslode-framing-fuel New Paslode Framing Fuel Posted by patrick_mccombe
New all-weather formulation of Paslode fuel works in temperatures down to 18 deg. F. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/131805/new-paslode-framing-fuel
<![CDATA[The Ultimate Tool Chest]]> Thu, 01 Oct 2015 09:08:16 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/131976/the-ultimate-tool-chest http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/131976/the-ultimate-tool-chest The Ultimate Tool Chest Posted by patrick_mccombe
This mechanic's tool chest has everything. It even drives. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/131976/the-ultimate-tool-chest
<![CDATA[Using a Track Saw]]> Fri, 18 Sep 2015 09:28:47 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/122096/using-a-track-saw http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/122096/using-a-track-saw Using a Track Saw Posted by patrick_mccombe
These versatile saws deliver splinter-free cuts on difficult materials and allow you to break down sheet goods without breaking your back. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/122096/using-a-track-saw
<![CDATA[A Great Idea]]> Wed, 12 Aug 2015 13:03:54 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/112211/a-great-idea http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/112211/a-great-idea A Great Idea Posted by patrick_mccombe
WD-40's new EZ-reach flexible straw can be contorted into nearly any position for spraying around obstacles. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/112211/a-great-idea
<![CDATA[New Life for Old Decks]]> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 14:51:16 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/111280/new-life-for-old-decks http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/111280/new-life-for-old-decks New Life for Old Decks Posted by patrick_mccombe
If your deck is in need of a face lift, there are new superthick coatings that can help. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/111280/new-life-for-old-decks
<![CDATA[Ultra-Compact Framing Nailer]]> Thu, 16 Jul 2015 09:09:02 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/110744/ultra-compact-framing-nailer http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/110744/ultra-compact-framing-nailer Ultra-Compact Framing Nailer Posted by patrick_mccombe
Paslode's new framing nailer specializes in small spaces. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/110744/ultra-compact-framing-nailer
<![CDATA[Brake Problems on Ford F150s]]> Wed, 08 Jul 2015 12:03:34 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/110326/brake-problems-on-ford-f150s http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/110326/brake-problems-on-ford-f150s Brake Problems on Ford F150s Posted by patrick_mccombe
The federal government is looking into problems with the power brake system on 250,000 F150s built in 2011 and 2012. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/110326/brake-problems-on-ford-f150s
<![CDATA[Insights Into the New York Jail Break]]> Mon, 22 Jun 2015 11:03:23 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/109902/insights-into-the-new-york-jail-break http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/109902/insights-into-the-new-york-jail-break Insights Into the New York Jail Break Posted by patrick_mccombe
The New York Times has a boilermaker test various methods the escapees could have used to cut into a 24-in. steel pipe. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/109902/insights-into-the-new-york-jail-break
<![CDATA[The Most Amazing Table Ever!]]> Fri, 29 May 2015 09:22:12 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/109648/the-most-amazing-table-ever http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/109648/the-most-amazing-table-ever The Most Amazing Table Ever! Posted by patrick_mccombe
This expanding table by DB Fletcher doubles its seating capacity by mechanically deploying leaves stored within the top. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/109648/the-most-amazing-table-ever
<![CDATA[More New Tools From the National Hardware Show]]> Thu, 07 May 2015 08:14:21 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/109486/more-new-tools-from-the-national-hardware-show http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/109486/more-new-tools-from-the-national-hardware-show More New Tools From the National Hardware Show Posted by patrick_mccombe
Today's finds include an improved gas can, a multipurpose work center, and a clamp for stabilizing extension ladders. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/109486/more-new-tools-from-the-national-hardware-show
<![CDATA[New Tools From the National Hardware Show]]> Wed, 06 May 2015 07:58:30 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/109474/new-tools-from-the-national-hardware-show http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/109474/new-tools-from-the-national-hardware-show New Tools From the National Hardware Show Posted by patrick_mccombe
I've already seen a lot of cool stuff, and it's only the first day. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/109474/new-tools-from-the-national-hardware-show
<![CDATA[Heading to the Hardware Show]]> Sat, 02 May 2015 09:47:25 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/109442/heading-to-the-hardware-show http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/109442/heading-to-the-hardware-show Heading to the Hardware Show Posted by patrick_mccombe
Held in Las Vegas, The National Hardware Show is one of the best places to learn about new tools and products for the home improvement industry. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/109442/heading-to-the-hardware-show
<![CDATA[A Good-Looking, Long-Lasting Tool Shed]]> Tue, 07 Apr 2015 09:40:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/103717/a-good-looking-long-lasting-tool-shed http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/103717/a-good-looking-long-lasting-tool-shed A Good-Looking, Long-Lasting Tool Shed Posted by patrick_mccombe
This small yet fully-functional tool shed looks great and won't break the bank. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/103717/a-good-looking-long-lasting-tool-shed
<![CDATA[Flood Insurance Rates to Rise]]> Mon, 06 Apr 2015 09:25:29 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/103709/flood-insurance-rates-to-rise http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/103709/flood-insurance-rates-to-rise Flood Insurance Rates to Rise Posted by patrick_mccombe
With new maps and a program that's deeply in debt, some homeowners will see their rates rise significantly. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/103709/flood-insurance-rates-to-rise
<![CDATA[Update on Bosch's New Finger-Saving Portable Saw]]> Mon, 23 Mar 2015 13:19:32 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/74434/update-on-boschs-new-finger-saving-portable-saw http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/74434/update-on-boschs-new-finger-saving-portable-saw Update on Bosch's New Finger-Saving Portable Saw Posted by patrick_mccombe
I got a chance to check out Bosch's new finger-saving tablesaw at JLC Live. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/74434/update-on-boschs-new-finger-saving-portable-saw
<![CDATA[Video: Bosch Reaxx Finger-Saving Tablesaw Demonstration]]> Mon, 23 Mar 2015 12:18:43 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/75210/video-bosch-reaxx-finger-saving-tablesaw-demonstration http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/75210/video-bosch-reaxx-finger-saving-tablesaw-demonstration Video: Bosch Reaxx Finger-Saving Tablesaw Demonstration Posted by patrick_mccombe
Bosch's system is triggered by touching the blade like SawStop's, but it doesn't destroy the blade when it's activated. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/75210/video-bosch-reaxx-finger-saving-tablesaw-demonstration
<![CDATA[Bosch's New Finger-Saving Portable Saw]]> Thu, 19 Mar 2015 09:54:14 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/74252/boschs-new-finger-saving-portable-saw http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/74252/boschs-new-finger-saving-portable-saw Bosch's New Finger-Saving Portable Saw Posted by patrick_mccombe
Bosch has introduced a tablesaw to compete with SawStop's job-site portable. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/74252/boschs-new-finger-saving-portable-saw
<![CDATA[SawStop Portable Job-Site Tablesaw]]> Thu, 05 Mar 2015 15:06:02 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/73988/sawstop-portable-job-site-tablesaw http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/73988/sawstop-portable-job-site-tablesaw SawStop Portable Job-Site Tablesaw Posted by patrick_mccombe
The long-awaited SawStop portable is here. And it looks pretty good. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/73988/sawstop-portable-job-site-tablesaw
<![CDATA[Lumber Liquidators Called Out on 60 Minutes]]> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 09:38:32 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/73904/lumber-liquidators-called-out-on-60-minutes http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/73904/lumber-liquidators-called-out-on-60-minutes Lumber Liquidators Called Out on 60 Minutes Posted by patrick_mccombe
The CBS news show accuses the company of importing laminate flooring with formaldehyde levels that exceed safe levels. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/73904/lumber-liquidators-called-out-on-60-minutes
<![CDATA[Frozen Pipes? What to do.]]> Fri, 20 Feb 2015 13:10:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/73544/frozen-pipes-what-to-do http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/73544/frozen-pipes-what-to-do Frozen Pipes? What to do. Posted by patrick_mccombe
Learn how to deal with frozen pipes safely and how to prevent them from freezing in the future. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/73544/frozen-pipes-what-to-do
<![CDATA[Get the Best Cordless Drill]]> Thu, 12 Feb 2015 15:15:43 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/73041/get-the-best-cordless-drill http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/73041/get-the-best-cordless-drill Get the Best Cordless Drill Posted by patrick_mccombe
If you want longer run-times and a lighter, smaller housing, consider a drill with a brushless motor. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/73041/get-the-best-cordless-drill
<![CDATA[The Basics of Replacement Windows]]> Fri, 06 Feb 2015 10:59:43 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/72680/the-basics-of-replacement-windows http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/72680/the-basics-of-replacement-windows The Basics of Replacement Windows Posted by patrick_mccombe
Everything you want to know about installing replacement windows. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/72680/the-basics-of-replacement-windows
<![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. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/72405/tile-redi-a-fast-reliable-way-to-make-a-tile-shower
<![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[News from the International Builders' Show: Product Picks, Day 2]]> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 14:19:47 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/72156/news-from-the-international-builders-show-product-picks-day-2 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/72156/news-from-the-international-builders-show-product-picks-day-2 News from the International Builders' Show: Product Picks, Day 2 Posted by patrick_mccombe
I'm continuing my quest for best new products at the International Builders' Show and the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/72156/news-from-the-international-builders-show-product-picks-day-2
<![CDATA[News from the International Builders' Show: Product Picks]]> Wed, 21 Jan 2015 11:55:56 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/72090/news-from-the-international-builders-show-product-picks http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/72090/news-from-the-international-builders-show-product-picks News from the International Builders' Show: Product Picks Posted by patrick_mccombe
I'm on the prowl for the best new building products. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/72090/news-from-the-international-builders-show-product-picks
<![CDATA[News from the International Builders' Show: New Product Preview]]> Fri, 16 Jan 2015 13:59:14 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/71862/news-from-the-international-builders-show-new-product-preview http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/71862/news-from-the-international-builders-show-new-product-preview News from the International Builders' Show: New Product Preview Posted by patrick_mccombe
I'm heading to Las Vegas for the International Builders' Show. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/71862/news-from-the-international-builders-show-new-product-preview
<![CDATA[ZipFast Reusable Dust Barrier]]> Mon, 22 Dec 2014 10:36:10 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/40031/zipfast-reusable-dust-barrier http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/40031/zipfast-reusable-dust-barrier ZipFast Reusable Dust Barrier Posted by patrick_mccombe
These reusable nylon panels keep dust contained, while maintaining your clients' privacy. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/40031/zipfast-reusable-dust-barrier
<![CDATA[Good-Looking Shower Drain]]> Mon, 15 Dec 2014 12:17:45 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/38807/good-looking-shower-drain http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/38807/good-looking-shower-drain Good-Looking Shower Drain Posted by patrick_mccombe
This attractive tile-in drain is an affordable alternative to linear shower drains. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/38807/good-looking-shower-drain
<![CDATA[Smart Bath-Fan Switch]]> Mon, 01 Dec 2014 13:00:33 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/38609/smart-bath-fan-switch http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/38609/smart-bath-fan-switch Smart Bath-Fan Switch Posted by patrick_mccombe
A new bath-fan control from Panasonic makes it easier to keep indoor pollutants and humidity under control. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/38609/smart-bath-fan-switch
<![CDATA[Build a High-Performance Door]]> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 04:00:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/38512/build-a-high-performance-door http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/38512/build-a-high-performance-door Build a High-Performance Door Posted by patrick_mccombe
Download the SketchUp model to help you build your own high-performance hardwood door. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/38512/build-a-high-performance-door
<![CDATA[A Better Permanent Marker]]> Thu, 06 Nov 2014 08:46:54 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/38222/a-better-permanent-marker http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/38222/a-better-permanent-marker A Better Permanent Marker Posted by patrick_mccombe
Milwaukee's new permanent marker has replaced my old favorite. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/38222/a-better-permanent-marker
<![CDATA[Book Review: The Elements of Building]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 15:24:14 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/37958/book-review-the-elements-of-building http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/37958/book-review-the-elements-of-building Book Review: The Elements of Building Posted by patrick_mccombe
Following the advice in this business book for builders will make your clients happier, your business more stable, and your life less stressful. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/37958/book-review-the-elements-of-building
<![CDATA[Fastener-free PVC Trim]]> Thu, 09 Oct 2014 02:00:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/37649/fastener-free-pvc-trim http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/37649/fastener-free-pvc-trim Fastener-free PVC Trim Posted by patrick_mccombe
These cellular PVC casing assemblies and trim boards have channels for siding and nailing flanges for a fastener-free look. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/37649/fastener-free-pvc-trim
<![CDATA[New Rules for Large Electric Water Heaters]]> Fri, 08 Aug 2014 15:25:18 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/36945/new-rules-for-large-electric-water-heaters http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/36945/new-rules-for-large-electric-water-heaters New Rules for Large Electric Water Heaters Posted by patrick_mccombe
A new rule from the Department of Energy (DOE) bans electric-resistance water heaters that are 55 gal. or bigger. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/36945/new-rules-for-large-electric-water-heaters
<![CDATA[Portable Table Saws: We want your feedback!]]> Thu, 07 Aug 2014 07:54:59 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/36930/portable-table-saws-we-want-your-feedback http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/36930/portable-table-saws-we-want-your-feedback Portable Table Saws: We want your feedback! Posted by patrick_mccombe
FHB is testing ultra-portable table saws and we'd like to hear about your experience with the Bosch GTS1031 and DeWalt 7490/7491. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/36930/portable-table-saws-we-want-your-feedback
<![CDATA[An Affordable Production Pocket-Hole Machine]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:08:41 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/36601/an-affordable-production-pocket-hole-machine http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/36601/an-affordable-production-pocket-hole-machine An Affordable Production Pocket-Hole Machine Posted by patrick_mccombe
Kreg's $400 Foreman pocket-hole machine is nearly as fast and less expensive than cabinet-shop versions. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/36601/an-affordable-production-pocket-hole-machine
<![CDATA[Porter-Cable Recalls Routers]]> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 14:06:55 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/35638/porter-cable-recalls-routers http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/35638/porter-cable-recalls-routers Porter-Cable Recalls Routers Posted by patrick_mccombe
This popular monster-sized router can shock users because the handles are uninsulated ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/35638/porter-cable-recalls-routers
<![CDATA[Install a Prehung Exterior Door]]> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 11:16:08 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/32906/install-a-prehung-exterior-door http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/32906/install-a-prehung-exterior-door Install a Prehung Exterior Door Posted by patrick_mccombe
Installing an exterior door so it works and looks great is an essential building skill. Carpenter Andy Engel is going to show us how to do it. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/32906/install-a-prehung-exterior-door
<![CDATA[Blower-Door Testing]]> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 10:51:53 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/32298/blower-door-testing http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/32298/blower-door-testing Blower-Door Testing Posted by patrick_mccombe
Learn how to set up a blower door and run an airtightness test. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/32298/blower-door-testing
<![CDATA[Patrick's Barn: Framing a Deck]]> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 09:54:10 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/31988/patricks-barn-framing-a-deck http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/31988/patricks-barn-framing-a-deck Patrick's Barn: Framing a Deck Posted by patrick_mccombe
Building a porch on the back is one of the barn's last big projects. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/31988/patricks-barn-framing-a-deck
<![CDATA[Patrick's Barn: Blower-Door Testing]]> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 08:47:44 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/31750/patricks-barn-blower-door-testing http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/31750/patricks-barn-blower-door-testing Patrick's Barn: Blower-Door Testing Posted by patrick_mccombe
With training from FHB author Larry Armanda, I test the airtightness of our barn with a blower door. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/31750/patricks-barn-blower-door-testing
<![CDATA[Patrick's Barn: Drywall Is Done]]> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 13:33:52 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/30410/patricks-barn-drywall-is-done http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/30410/patricks-barn-drywall-is-done Patrick's Barn: Drywall Is Done Posted by patrick_mccombe
After more than 90 hours finishing drywall, I'm happy to be priming and painting. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/30410/patricks-barn-drywall-is-done
<![CDATA[Patrick's Barn: Budget and Costs]]> Tue, 04 Jun 2013 10:39:39 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/29590/patricks-barn-budget-and-costs http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/29590/patricks-barn-budget-and-costs Patrick's Barn: Budget and Costs Posted by patrick_mccombe
With the barn moving toward completion, it's time to open the books. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/29590/patricks-barn-budget-and-costs
<![CDATA[Homes Can Survive Tornadoes]]> Thu, 23 May 2013 12:52:15 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/29114/homes-can-survive-tornadoes http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/29114/homes-can-survive-tornadoes Homes Can Survive Tornadoes Posted by patrick_mccombe
A researcher says that for only $600, the average new home can be built to survive all but the biggest tornadoes. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/29114/homes-can-survive-tornadoes
<![CDATA[Patrick's Barn: Taping Drywall]]> Wed, 15 May 2013 10:23:18 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/29100/patricks-barn-taping-drywall http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/29100/patricks-barn-taping-drywall Patrick's Barn: Taping Drywall Posted by patrick_mccombe
A few tips from drywall pros have really improved my finishing. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/29100/patricks-barn-taping-drywall
<![CDATA[Patrick's Barn: Drywall Is Hung]]> Thu, 25 Apr 2013 15:36:07 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28710/patricks-barn-drywall-is-hung http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28710/patricks-barn-drywall-is-hung Patrick's Barn: Drywall Is Hung Posted by patrick_mccombe
Seventy sheets later, the drywall is up and ready for finishing. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Patrick's Barn: Heat, Light, and Internet]]> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 16:11:42 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28304/patricks-barn-heat-light-and-internet http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28304/patricks-barn-heat-light-and-internet Patrick's Barn: Heat, Light, and Internet Posted by patrick_mccombe
Heat, light, and an internet connection make a barn a lot more liveable. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Sharpen a Block Plane]]> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 14:58:04 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28190/how-to-sharpen-a-block-plane http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28190/how-to-sharpen-a-block-plane How to Sharpen a Block Plane Posted by patrick_mccombe
Associate editor Patrick McCombe shows how he tunes up an old plane or preps a new plane for its first use ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28190/how-to-sharpen-a-block-plane
<![CDATA[Patrick's Barn: Customizing a Drywall Lift]]> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 10:50:27 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28083/patricks-barn-customizing-a-drywall-lift http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28083/patricks-barn-customizing-a-drywall-lift Patrick's Barn: Customizing a Drywall Lift Posted by patrick_mccombe
A simple modification allows me to hang the lowest sheets on a sloped ceiling. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Patrick's Barn: That's definitely not OSHA approved]]> Mon, 11 Feb 2013 10:24:14 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/27297/patricks-barn-thats-definitely-not-osha-approved http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/27297/patricks-barn-thats-definitely-not-osha-approved Patrick's Barn: That's definitely not OSHA approved Posted by patrick_mccombe
My wife eloquently describes my rig for hanging drywall above the barn's stairs. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Patrick's Barn: Time for Drywall]]> Tue, 29 Jan 2013 14:16:12 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/27000/patricks-barn-time-for-drywall http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/27000/patricks-barn-time-for-drywall Patrick's Barn: Time for Drywall Posted by patrick_mccombe
With the rough electric finished, installing the drywall is next. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Energy Nerd Recognized by Fellow Blogger]]> Thu, 15 Nov 2012 13:56:44 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/25826/energy-nerd-recognized-by-fellow-blogger http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/25826/energy-nerd-recognized-by-fellow-blogger Energy Nerd Recognized by Fellow Blogger Posted by patrick_mccombe
Taunton's Martin Holladay gets high praise for his Musings of an Energy Nerd blog on GBA. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How To Install an Exterior Doorknob in a New Door]]> Wed, 17 Oct 2012 08:22:24 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/25480/how-to-install-an-exterior-doorknob-in-a-new-door http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/25480/how-to-install-an-exterior-doorknob-in-a-new-door How To Install an Exterior Doorknob in a New Door Posted by patrick_mccombe
You may be nervous about drilling the proper holes for that new lock set or door handle, but it's not as difficult as it looks ]]>
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<![CDATA[Patrick's Barn: Tying Up Loose Ends]]> Fri, 31 Aug 2012 10:17:11 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/25128/patricks-barn-tying-up-loose-ends http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/25128/patricks-barn-tying-up-loose-ends Patrick's Barn: Tying Up Loose Ends Posted by patrick_mccombe
We're just starting the rain garden, but at least the painting is done. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Patrick's Barn: Painting a Big Building--Fast]]> Fri, 03 Aug 2012 12:58:56 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/25012/patricks-barn-painting-a-big-building-fast http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/25012/patricks-barn-painting-a-big-building-fast Patrick's Barn: Painting a Big Building--Fast Posted by patrick_mccombe
Nothing improves the look of a building more than a fresh coat of paint. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/25012/patricks-barn-painting-a-big-building-fast
<![CDATA[Patrick's Barn: Two Big Doors Make a Big Difference]]> Fri, 13 Jul 2012 15:01:35 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/24358/patricks-barn-two-big-doors-make-a-big-difference http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/24358/patricks-barn-two-big-doors-make-a-big-difference Patrick's Barn: Two Big Doors Make a Big Difference Posted by patrick_mccombe
Two pairs of homemade doors make the front of our barn look a whole lot better. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Patrick's Barn: Building Basic Stairs ]]> Wed, 30 May 2012 09:25:36 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/23675/patricks-barn-building-basic-stairs http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/23675/patricks-barn-building-basic-stairs Patrick's Barn: Building Basic Stairs Posted by patrick_mccombe
Few things are as satisfying as building a set of utility stairs. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Patrick's Barn: Insulating With Garbage]]> Mon, 07 May 2012 13:39:36 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/23460/patricks-barn-insulating-with-garbage http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/23460/patricks-barn-insulating-with-garbage Patrick's Barn: Insulating With Garbage Posted by patrick_mccombe
Salvaged insulation is both our project's greatest attribute and its greatest headache. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Choose and Mix Setting Type Joint Compound]]> Fri, 06 Apr 2012 11:37:44 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/22221/how-to-choose-and-mix-setting-type-joint-compound http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/22221/how-to-choose-and-mix-setting-type-joint-compound How to Choose and Mix Setting Type Joint Compound Posted by patrick_mccombe
If you need to get a drywall-taping job done quickly, this is the compound for you ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/22221/how-to-choose-and-mix-setting-type-joint-compound
<![CDATA[Patrick's Barn: It's Not Just a Barn, It's a Hands-on Lifestyle]]> Tue, 20 Mar 2012 11:46:46 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/22344/patricks-barn-its-not-just-a-barn-its-a-hands-on-lifestyle http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/22344/patricks-barn-its-not-just-a-barn-its-a-hands-on-lifestyle Patrick's Barn: It's Not Just a Barn, It's a Hands-on Lifestyle Posted by patrick_mccombe
With spring upon us, a new garden takes priority. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Choose and Mix Ready Mix Joint Compound]]> Wed, 29 Feb 2012 09:51:23 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/22213/how-to-choose-and-mix-ready-mix-joint-compound http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/22213/how-to-choose-and-mix-ready-mix-joint-compound How to Choose and Mix Ready Mix Joint Compound Posted by patrick_mccombe
Ready mix Joint Compound comes in a variety of formulas including all purpose, lightweight and with dust control.In this Building Skill we're going to talk about ready mix mud and I'll show you how... ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/22213/how-to-choose-and-mix-ready-mix-joint-compound
<![CDATA[Patrick's Barn: Wrapping Up the Exterior]]> Mon, 27 Feb 2012 10:40:14 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/22229/patricks-barn-wrapping-up-the-exterior http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/22229/patricks-barn-wrapping-up-the-exterior Patrick's Barn: Wrapping Up the Exterior Posted by patrick_mccombe
It took a little longer than expected, but the barn's shell is nearly finished. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Patrick's Barn: The Dirt-Cheap, High-R Building]]> Wed, 15 Feb 2012 11:11:58 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/22091/patricks-barn-the-dirt-cheap-high-r-building http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/22091/patricks-barn-the-dirt-cheap-high-r-building Patrick's Barn: The Dirt-Cheap, High-R Building Posted by patrick_mccombe
Salvaged polyiso and a prograde foam gun make a supercheap, energy-efficient wall. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Cool Stuff from the Builders' Show: Day 2]]> Fri, 10 Feb 2012 17:00:57 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/22046/cool-stuff-from-the-builders-show-day-2 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/22046/cool-stuff-from-the-builders-show-day-2 Cool Stuff from the Builders' Show: Day 2 Posted by patrick_mccombe
I’m continuing my quest for the best new stuff at IBS 2012. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/22046/cool-stuff-from-the-builders-show-day-2
<![CDATA[How to Paint Fiber-Cement Siding]]> Fri, 10 Feb 2012 07:00:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/21849/how-to-paint-fiber-cement-siding http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/21849/how-to-paint-fiber-cement-siding How to Paint Fiber-Cement Siding Posted by patrick_mccombe
Painter Jim Lacey shares some tips for caulking and painting fiber-cement siding. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/21849/how-to-paint-fiber-cement-siding
<![CDATA[Cool Stuff from the Builders' Show: Day 1]]> Thu, 09 Feb 2012 08:50:19 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/22033/cool-stuff-from-the-builders-show-day-1 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/22033/cool-stuff-from-the-builders-show-day-1 Cool Stuff from the Builders' Show: Day 1 Posted by patrick_mccombe
Walking the show floor reveals some clever new products. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/22033/cool-stuff-from-the-builders-show-day-1
<![CDATA[DeWalt Debuts Brushless Motors]]> Wed, 08 Feb 2012 09:12:34 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/22021/dewalt-debuts-brushless-motors http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/22021/dewalt-debuts-brushless-motors DeWalt Debuts Brushless Motors Posted by patrick_mccombe
DeWalt shows off some cool new tools at a press event timed to coincide with the International Builders' Show. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/22021/dewalt-debuts-brushless-motors
<![CDATA[It's Show Time!]]> Fri, 03 Feb 2012 11:09:26 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/21984/its-show-time http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/21984/its-show-time It's Show Time! Posted by patrick_mccombe
I'm heading to the Super Bowl of building products. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/21984/its-show-time
<![CDATA[Patrick's Barn: Learning to Love Vinyl Siding]]> Wed, 25 Jan 2012 15:53:17 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/21791/patricks-barn-learning-to-love-vinyl-siding http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/21791/patricks-barn-learning-to-love-vinyl-siding Patrick's Barn: Learning to Love Vinyl Siding Posted by patrick_mccombe
Encouraged by a super-tight budget, we decided to finish the exterior with vinyl. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Patrick's Barn: A Perfect Place for a Party]]> Mon, 16 Jan 2012 16:58:10 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/21640/patricks-barn-a-perfect-place-for-a-party http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/21640/patricks-barn-a-perfect-place-for-a-party Patrick's Barn: A Perfect Place for a Party Posted by patrick_mccombe
My son's sixth birthday party was the first use of our new space. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/21640/patricks-barn-a-perfect-place-for-a-party
<![CDATA[How To Fill Nail Holes and Paint PVC Trim]]> Thu, 12 Jan 2012 13:52:37 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/21514/how-to-fill-nail-holes-and-paint-pvc-trim http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/21514/how-to-fill-nail-holes-and-paint-pvc-trim How To Fill Nail Holes and Paint PVC Trim Posted by patrick_mccombe
Painter Jim Lacey shares some tips for filling nail holes and painting exterior PVC trim. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/21514/how-to-fill-nail-holes-and-paint-pvc-trim
<![CDATA[Patrick's Barn: Siding for the Holidays]]> Mon, 09 Jan 2012 16:19:58 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/21554/patricks-barn-siding-for-the-holidays http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/21554/patricks-barn-siding-for-the-holidays Patrick's Barn: Siding for the Holidays Posted by patrick_mccombe
With some extra days off, we put up a lot of siding. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Patrick's Barn: Merry Christmas to Us]]> Thu, 15 Dec 2011 10:59:34 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/21395/patricks-barn-merry-christmas-to-us http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/21395/patricks-barn-merry-christmas-to-us Patrick's Barn: Merry Christmas to Us Posted by patrick_mccombe
When my mom asked what we wanted for Christmas, we came up with the perfect gift. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Patrick's Barn: Siding Is Just Around the Corner]]> Tue, 06 Dec 2011 20:45:29 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/21284/patricks-barn-siding-is-just-around-the-corner http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/21284/patricks-barn-siding-is-just-around-the-corner Patrick's Barn: Siding Is Just Around the Corner Posted by patrick_mccombe
With the insulation and felt paper in place, we hope to start siding soon. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Patrick's Barn: Wow! It's starting to look like something]]> Mon, 28 Nov 2011 11:43:04 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/21165/patricks-barn-wow-its-starting-to-look-like-something http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/21165/patricks-barn-wow-its-starting-to-look-like-something Patrick's Barn: Wow! It's starting to look like something Posted by patrick_mccombe
With insulation defining the space, the barn frame is starting to look like a building. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Patrick's Barn: Installing Windows]]> Tue, 22 Nov 2011 15:20:55 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/21112/patricks-barn-installing-windows http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/21112/patricks-barn-installing-windows Patrick's Barn: Installing Windows Posted by patrick_mccombe
When a carpenter friend offers his help, we decide to hold off insulating and install windows. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Patrick's Barn: Oh Boy! Mountains of Polyiso Insulation ]]> Fri, 18 Nov 2011 14:55:29 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/20691/patricks-barn-oh-boy-mountains-of-polyiso-insulation http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/20691/patricks-barn-oh-boy-mountains-of-polyiso-insulation Patrick's Barn: Oh Boy! Mountains of Polyiso Insulation Posted by patrick_mccombe
We're wrapping up some loose ends and getting ready for wall insulation. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Patrick's Barn: The Hydrangea Is on Life Support]]> Wed, 02 Nov 2011 15:47:15 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/20857/patricks-barn-the-hydrangea-is-on-life-support http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/20857/patricks-barn-the-hydrangea-is-on-life-support Patrick's Barn: The Hydrangea Is on Life Support Posted by patrick_mccombe
A freak early-season storm leaves our town and landscape in turmoil. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Patrick's Barn: Priming Siding]]> Wed, 19 Oct 2011 10:34:56 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/20624/patricks-barn-priming-siding http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/20624/patricks-barn-priming-siding Patrick's Barn: Priming Siding Posted by patrick_mccombe
Back-priming wood siding makes the paint job and the wood last longer. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Patrick's Barn: Making Siding]]> Thu, 06 Oct 2011 14:26:49 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/20531/patricks-barn-making-siding http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/20531/patricks-barn-making-siding Patrick's Barn: Making Siding Posted by patrick_mccombe
Yes, it would be faster and easier to buy something from the lumberyard, but what fun would that be? ]]>
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<![CDATA[Patrick's Barn: We have a roof!]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2011 14:28:16 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/20498/patricks-barn-we-have-a-roof http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/20498/patricks-barn-we-have-a-roof Patrick's Barn: We have a roof! Posted by patrick_mccombe
With the roof done, it's time to start siding. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Patrick's Barn: Weathering the Storm ]]> Wed, 07 Sep 2011 15:40:03 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/20283/patricks-barn-weathering-the-storm http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/20283/patricks-barn-weathering-the-storm Patrick's Barn: Weathering the Storm Posted by patrick_mccombe
Hurricane Irene spared our house and new barn, but some of our neighbors weren't so lucky. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Patrick's Barn: The Inevitable Slowdown]]> Fri, 26 Aug 2011 09:35:01 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/20012/patricks-barn-the-inevitable-slowdown http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/20012/patricks-barn-the-inevitable-slowdown Patrick's Barn: The Inevitable Slowdown Posted by patrick_mccombe
It would be great to spend more time building, but sometimes work and family come first. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Patrick's Barn: Roof Framing]]> Tue, 02 Aug 2011 09:22:38 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/19602/patricks-barn-roof-framing http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/19602/patricks-barn-roof-framing Patrick's Barn: Roof Framing Posted by patrick_mccombe
Framing a steep roof is both tiring and a rush. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Patrick's Barn: Framing Continues]]> Tue, 19 Jul 2011 11:08:12 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/18897/patricks-barn-framing-continues http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/18897/patricks-barn-framing-continues Patrick's Barn: Framing Continues Posted by patrick_mccombe
With the walls of the main barn nearing completion, it's time to start the roof. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Patrick's Barn: Raising the Frame]]> Tue, 05 Jul 2011 10:46:44 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/18183/patricks-barn-raising-the-frame http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/18183/patricks-barn-raising-the-frame Patrick's Barn: Raising the Frame Posted by patrick_mccombe
A long holiday weekend means extra time for building. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Patrick's Barn: What Will It Look Like?]]> Tue, 14 Jun 2011 15:24:34 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/17842/patricks-barn-what-will-it-look-like http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/17842/patricks-barn-what-will-it-look-like Patrick's Barn: What Will It Look Like? Posted by patrick_mccombe
A post-frame building is cheap and easy to build, but it also poses some challenges. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Disposing of Spent Spray-Foam Canisters]]> Fri, 10 Jun 2011 15:10:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/17749/disposing-of-spent-spray-foam-canisters http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/17749/disposing-of-spent-spray-foam-canisters Disposing of Spent Spray-Foam Canisters Posted by patrick_mccombe
Disposable spray foam kits are effective and convenient, but how do you get rid of the tanks and hoses. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Patrick's Barn: Rookie Mistake]]> Wed, 08 Jun 2011 14:09:45 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/17723/patricks-barn-rookie-mistake http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/17723/patricks-barn-rookie-mistake Patrick's Barn: Rookie Mistake Posted by patrick_mccombe
Success with concrete starts with having enough to do the job. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Patrick's Barn: Underslab Insulation]]> Fri, 03 Jun 2011 14:46:23 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/17643/patricks-barn-underslab-insulation http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/17643/patricks-barn-underslab-insulation Patrick's Barn: Underslab Insulation Posted by patrick_mccombe
This past weekend we leveled the gravel with a site-built jig and put down a layer of rigid foam. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/17643/patricks-barn-underslab-insulation
<![CDATA[Cool Owner-Built Home in Georgia]]> Thu, 26 May 2011 09:39:05 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/17495/cool-owner-built-home-in-georgia http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/17495/cool-owner-built-home-in-georgia Cool Owner-Built Home in Georgia Posted by patrick_mccombe
A former Georgia state congressman and aide to Jimmy Carter has a pretty cool house that uses boats, aircraft, and an ancient oak tree for living space. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/17495/cool-owner-built-home-in-georgia
<![CDATA[Almost out of the Ground]]> Mon, 23 May 2011 14:36:10 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/17424/almost-out-of-the-ground http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/17424/almost-out-of-the-ground Almost out of the Ground Posted by patrick_mccombe
With the foundation done and water and power lines run to the site, the fun part is about to begin. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/17424/almost-out-of-the-ground
<![CDATA[UPDATE: Mike Rowe testifies before Senate ]]> Thu, 12 May 2011 09:31:38 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/17230/update-mike-rowe-testifies-before-senate http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/17230/update-mike-rowe-testifies-before-senate UPDATE: Mike Rowe testifies before Senate Posted by patrick_mccombe
Workingman hero and Discovery channel TV star, Mike Rowe tells the Senate, people who make civilized society possible deserve more respect. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/17230/update-mike-rowe-testifies-before-senate
<![CDATA[Festool Postpones New Jigsaw]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2011 13:33:31 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/16947/festool-postpones-new-jigsaw http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/16947/festool-postpones-new-jigsaw Festool Postpones New Jigsaw Posted by patrick_mccombe
The latest round of testing reveals the Carvex jigsaw isn't ready for the North American market. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/16947/festool-postpones-new-jigsaw
<![CDATA[A Chance to Win Free Systainers]]> Thu, 07 Apr 2011 07:50:59 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/16678/a-chance-to-win-free-systainers http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/16678/a-chance-to-win-free-systainers A Chance to Win Free Systainers Posted by patrick_mccombe
Home Fixated a tool and home improvement website is giving away a set of five Festool tool and parts organizers. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/16678/a-chance-to-win-free-systainers
<![CDATA[How to Sharpen A Chisel With Diamond Hones and a Honing Guide]]> Mon, 24 Jan 2011 16:44:21 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15543/how-to-sharpen-a-chisel-with-diamond-hones-and-a-honing-guide http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15543/how-to-sharpen-a-chisel-with-diamond-hones-and-a-honing-guide How to Sharpen A Chisel With Diamond Hones and a Honing Guide Posted by patrick_mccombe
Fine Homebuilding editor Patrick McCombe shows step-by-step how to get your woodworking tools super sharp. ]]>
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<![CDATA[New Jacket Has Heating Element]]> Thu, 09 Dec 2010 08:52:48 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/14684/new-jacket-has-heating-element http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/14684/new-jacket-has-heating-element New Jacket Has Heating Element Posted by patrick_mccombe
Milwaukee's M12 Jacket uses an M12 battery to stay warm for up to six hours. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Time to give up CAD (Cardboard Aided Design).]]> Wed, 08 Dec 2010 08:39:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/14665/time-to-give-up-cad-cardboard-aided-design http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/14665/time-to-give-up-cad-cardboard-aided-design Time to give up CAD (Cardboard Aided Design). Posted by patrick_mccombe
With help from a friend, I've decided to learn SketchUp and enter the 21st century. ]]>
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<![CDATA[A Place for Everything]]> Wed, 01 Dec 2010 10:00:06 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/14609/a-place-for-everything http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/14609/a-place-for-everything A Place for Everything Posted by patrick_mccombe
I finally did something to organize my collection of long-handled tools. ]]>
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<![CDATA[What Have I Gotten Myself Into?]]> Tue, 16 Nov 2010 13:58:09 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/14410/what-have-i-gotten-myself-into http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/14410/what-have-i-gotten-myself-into What Have I Gotten Myself Into? Posted by patrick_mccombe
Our new project space has turned into a bigger project than anticipated. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Problems with Nissan Frontier Pickups]]> Fri, 12 Nov 2010 08:50:36 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/14375/problems-with-nissan-frontier-pickups http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/14375/problems-with-nissan-frontier-pickups Problems with Nissan Frontier Pickups Posted by patrick_mccombe
Nissan is recalling 303,000 Frontier pickup trucks for steering problems. The recall also affects Xterra SUVs. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/14375/problems-with-nissan-frontier-pickups
<![CDATA[Timeless Beauty]]> Mon, 25 Oct 2010 11:28:35 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/14126/timeless-beauty http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/14126/timeless-beauty Timeless Beauty Posted by patrick_mccombe
The Shakers' brief heyday has created a lasting legacy. ]]>
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<![CDATA[My New Favorite Power Tool]]> Mon, 04 Oct 2010 12:21:39 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/13814/my-new-favorite-power-tool http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/13814/my-new-favorite-power-tool My New Favorite Power Tool Posted by patrick_mccombe
After struggling with a consumer-grade chainsaw for years, I finally bucked up for the real deal. ]]>
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