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A homemade array of tubing and fittings can rival brand-name water-distribution panels
The first and arguably most important step in flashing a window or exterior door is…
For fast, good looking trim, screw the pieces together into a frame, and place that…
What you need to know about choosing a minisplit heat pump and ensuring that it’s set up correctly
July 26, 2016
Get excess wood out of the walls - skip headers where they are unnecessary and use rim joist headers where they are.
July 25, 2016
One final check that the foundation is spaced far enough away from side yard setbacks before framing begins
July 23, 2016
From 6 columns to 2 opens up basement space for future finishing.
July 21, 2016
If you’re insulating a house and have to cut a bunch of fiberglass insulation, you could try compressing it and cutting it with a utility knife, but there’s a better…
July 19, 2016
If you need to cut a bunch of small pieces of fiberglass insulation all to the same size, you could get your tape measure out every time and measure each…
Insulate the walls and rim joists
July 18, 2016
Fasten Master's FlatLOK screws draw Microllam LVL layers together
July 15, 2016
The circuits on the electrical panel in my house aren’t marked on the panel cover. Is there an easy way to pinpoint which circuit handles which loads, or do I…
After moving into a 1920s Craftsman-style house, I suspected there were leaks in the roof because mold appeared on the walls inside some of the kitchen cabinets each winter. I…
While reshingling a roof five years ago, I installed zinc strips under the cap shingles to prevent algae staining on the roof surface. I left the bottom edge of the…
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