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Dragonfly Teahouse

Dragonfly Teahouse

I built the Dragonfly Teahouse to last for generations and constructed it with a conservation ethic. Inspired by traditional post and beam framing, using mortise and tenon joinery, the Dragonfly...

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Privacy Screen Made of Recycled Doors

Privacy Screen Made of Recycled Doors

privacy screen, trellis and planters incorporating salvaged doors

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Playhouse Made with Recycled Materials

Playhouse Made with Recycled Materials

play house built entirely from found, salvaged and reclaimed materials

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Joe Lstibureks Perfect Wall explained - The 500 Year House

Joe Lstiburek's "Perfect Wall" explained - The 500 Year House

I'm a huge fan of Building Science teacher Joe Lstiburek and I'm finally building my first house with his "Perfect Wall" concept. Join me as I explain this theory for extreme durability and efficiency (and show off a house I'm building in Austin).

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Cheap Housewrap Challenge - Should I pay for a premium product?

Cheap Housewrap Challenge - Should I pay for a premium product?

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We've all been in this situation... two identical looking products on the shelf, but different prices. Which should I choose? Well, when it comes to housewraps not all are alike, nor will they perform the same. Have a look at this test that will give you an idea how these two white rolls will perform on YOUR house.

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Ten Great Home Improvement Resources

Ten Great Home Improvement Resources

Sources for home improvement materials and information

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The 4 Major Window Frame Types - Southern US recommendations

The 4 Major Window Frame Types - Southern US recommendations

The 4 major window frame materials are Vinyl, Fiberglass/Composite, Aluminum, & Wood. In this video we will discuss the pros/cons of each type along with my recommendations for the Hot/Humid Southern US.

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Revolutionary New HVAC Equipment - A Split Dehumidifier!

Revolutionary New HVAC Equipment - A Split Dehumidifier!

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I'd venture to guess that most houses in the Southern US aren't very comfortable. They are either too cold or too hot! The missing component in HVAC is Dehumidification. Ultra-Aire has a new Dehum that I think is a game changer.

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Demystifying Window Labels - SHGC? U-Factor?

Demystifying Window Labels - SHGC? U-Factor?

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Learn to decipher the codes on the window labels, and know what stats to look for in a good window (and what meets current building codes). In this video I'll explain in plain english what U-Factor means (and how to relate it to R-value), as well as the meaning to SHGC.

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Sticky House Wrap? - Delta Vent SA Review

Sticky House Wrap? - Delta Vent SA Review

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Sticky House Wrap? Yes, that makes perfect sense. I just completed my first job with Delta Vent SA a house wrap from German company Cosella-Dorken. Here's my impressions.

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Contemporary NW Project by artisansgroup

Contemporary NW Project by artisansgroup

Essential, contemporary, and inviting defines this extremely energy efficient, Energy Star certified, Passive House design-inspired home in the Pacific Northwest. Designed for an active family of...

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Oil vs Latex Paint for Millwork (Ben Moore Aura Review)

Oil vs Latex Paint for Millwork (Ben Moore Aura Review)

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Classic argument among Custom Builders: Oil or Latex for Millwork. I've been an Oil fan for years but I'm finally coming around to Latex and I think I've found the right paint for the "Crisp" paint job that I demand in my houses.

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Siga Wigluv - Air Sealing Tape Review

Siga Wigluv - Air Sealing Tape Review

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There are 4 things every house must control (in order of importance). 1. Water 2. Air 3. Vapor 4. Thermal Codes have only started to address air control and I think many builders in the US are behind in this area.

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Cheap Trick - Recessed Dryer Box Model 425 Review

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If you've ever installed a clothes dryer you know the vent at the back is in danger of being choked & pinched the moment you push the unit into place. This little $30 part is worth it's weight in gold!

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CREEs New Linear LED Fixture Review SL24 & SL40

CREE's New Linear LED Fixture Review SL24 & SL40

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I think this new CREE fixture might finally signal the end of the T-5 Fluorescent Fixtures.

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How to Use Spray Foam to Meet New Energy Codes in Warm Climates

How to Use Spray Foam to Meet New Energy Codes in Warm Climates

As a builder in the hot and humid South, I regularly use spray foam in my houses. Spray foam makes it much easier to encapsulate my attic (where most HVAC systems in Texas live) so that my ducts are inside the thermal envelope.

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Vermont Super-insulated Ski Home

Vermont Super-insulated Ski Home

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This is a second home in Vermont in an area with many over-sized inefficient ski homes. We designed the home to be very low maintenence inside and out as well as maintain a comfortable temperature...

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Tiny House Build Project - Tumbleweed Cypress - Part 1: Foundation & Wall Framing

Tiny House Build Project - Tumbleweed Cypress - Part 1: Foundation & Wall Framing

Project build showing stages and craftsmanship in tiny house construction. Part one of a series showing foundation prep and wall framing. See more pictures and learn more about us and our project at...

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OSB vs Plywood Sheathing - or Both?

OSB vs Plywood Sheathing - or Both?

OSB vs Plywood Sheathing is a question that comes up often in my Custom Builders Group. In this video I'll explain why I use both, and share some secret methods to building a house that will last for generations.

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How to Insulate a Slab Foundation

How to Insulate a Slab Foundation

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Have you ever wondered why Slab Foundations aren't insulated? Two reasons, your house needs to be pretty efficient first before it's necessary, then it's darn hard to accomplish without making an easy path for termites. In this video I'll show you how we used Borated Treated Perimeter foam to insulate a Texas Slab on Grade Foundation.

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