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Cantilevered Balcony Safety

Cantilevered Balcony Safety

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Recently, a cantilevered balcony collapsed in Berkeley, Calif., killing six people. The evident reason was wood rot, caused either by poor initial construction or by a lack of maintenance. An article...

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How to dig a post hole

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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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Straight Cuts on Cardboard Concrete Forms

Straight Cuts on Cardboard Concrete Forms

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If you need to cut a bunch of cardboard concrete forms, you could use your tape measure to make a bunch of marks and try to follow your line with your saw, but there's a better way.

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Deck Building Blunders

Deck Building Blunders

An example of a bad deck footing detail, with information on how to build a deck safely.

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3 Best Practice Deck Building Tips

3 Best Practice Deck Building Tips

Here are my three top tips to double the lifespan of your new deck! Hint: They all deal with water and rot issues. -Matt Risinger

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2009 Deck Code Changes - Pay Attention!

2009 Deck Code Changes - Pay Attention!

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The 2009 International Residential Code (IRC) has a number of big changes when it comes to framing decks. If your state, county or town will be adopting the ’09 IRC you’d better take a look at a copy of the code before you get a code violation.

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