Another example of how creative problem-solving can put the biggest of jobs within the reach of a single carpenter (and his tractor).
A tape blade crack can be repaired in a flash with a rotary grinder or sheet metal snips.
Growing a living roof is a bad thing for asphalt shingles.
Scrape the bottom flat and tamp or vacuum out the loose soil.
Save yourself some digging by altering off-the-shelf footing forms to fit narrow holes.
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September 19, 2017
Gussets and 2x4s make a deep-sloped ceiling for a thick layer of insulation.
Thick walls designed for continuous, full-depth insulation at the floor joists work well for production building.
September 18, 2017
Mathews Brothers windows are high-performance and locally manufactured.
Window Flange Open Corner Repair: Use peel-and-stick membrane to bridge the corner gap on new windows.
September 13, 2017
This basic welding project is an excellent introduction to architectural metalwork.
Split jacks let you work faster, but they introduce another hinge point in the wall, which could be problematic in high-wind and high-seismic-risk zones.
Address the air leaks and convert a vented, unconditioned attic into an unvented, conditioned attic.
September 12, 2017
What to do when the flapper chain catches on the flapper.
A retractable key chain gets the job done.
A dry finger tends to pull and drag the caulk. Keeping a wet sponge nearby solves the problem.
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