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Which Rigid Insulation Should I Choose?

Which Rigid Insulation Should I Choose?

Not all rigid foam performs the same. Learn the differences between EPS, XPS, and ISO.

How to Retrofit a Ceiling Fan Electrical Box

How to Retrofit a Ceiling Fan Electrical Box

Before installing a ceiling fan, electrical code requires that you use a fan-rated outlet box that will support the extra weight and the motion associated with a fan. A fan-rated box will be labeled as such inside and typically can support up to 70 lb. . . .

Man coughs up nail after 30 years

Man coughs up nail after 30 years

Now, I've never been one to repost other people's content, but since this is home building related, I thought the above would be of interest to our readers. And, since Fine Woodworking's readers responded highly to a GlueTube blog post featuring a YouTube video on "Tablesaw techniques that (editor Matthew Kenney) wouldn't recommend," I thought I'd give it a try.

How to Set  Deck and Shed Footings with Plastic Piers

How to Set Deck and Shed Footings with Plastic Piers

Plastic piers require no concrete or cinder blocks, and they can handle a load of 10,000 lb. as soon as the hole is backfilled.

How to Make Basic PEX Connections

How to Make Basic PEX Connections

Learn the basics of how to connect PEX to copper and existing metal pipe as well as how to make PEX to PEX connections to create a branch line or add a valve.

Three Designs for PEX Plumbing Systems

Three Designs for PEX Plumbing Systems

Incorporating manifolds into the layout can save water and energy because you eliminate most of the pipe between the water heater and the faucet. . .



Recent comments


Re: Manufactured Deck Railings Look Good, But Do They Last?

Thanks for the clarification.

Re: Kitchen remodel

Hi Ted,

We made our selections and the winners will be announced on Monday, April 13th on the homepage and in our eLetter (mailed the same day).

Jean Paul