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How to Convert a Generator to Bio Diesel

How to Convert a Generator to Bio Diesel

  If you are interested in learning how to convert a diesel generator to biodiesel, the good news is that diesel engines are already designed with the ability to accept fuels that are biodiesel...

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Open Concept

Open Concept

Concrete and steel used to open up this old house.

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Evening Jewel with City View

Evening Jewel with City View

The dramatic San Francisco view is captured by this elegant design

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Urban Solitude

Urban Solitude

Thoughtful landscape design provides privacy and creates a public space.

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Modern Addition

Modern Addition

Waiting for the right light to capture this beautiful modern addition to a classic Boise Craftsman

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Bringing the Outside In

Bringing the Outside In

A Seattle Architect re-imagines the relationship between a home and its surroundings.

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Texas Deep-Energy Retrofit Remodel

Texas Deep-Energy Retrofit Remodel

When you hear about a deep energy retrofit project most people think of the snowy North Eastern US. I can tell you that the strategy for a Northern remodel with energy efficiency in mind is very different that our strategy for Hot/Humid Texas. In this video I'll show you 6 things we are doing to making a dramatic difference in this 1950's slab on grade house's energy bills.

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Our New Design Blog

Our New Design Blog

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Welcome to Fine Homebuilding's new blog, where we'll help you design inspiring homes.

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Lead Paint: The Fines Are Real

Lead Paint: The Fines Are Real

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An Oregon painting contractor shells out over $32K for failing to comply with lead-paint regulations.

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Creating an Urban Oasis: A Green Live-Work Space Blooms on a Gritty City Lot

Creating an Urban Oasis: A Green Live-Work Space Blooms on a Gritty City Lot

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Recycled shipping containers, energy-scrimping details and a sophisticated design sense create a handsome urban compound in a transitional neighborhood.

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my own house (timberframe section)

my own house (timberframe section)

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THis is the house in process, with roof on. I did a second story addition to my small ranch, with partial timber-frame for the second story floor in one section

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Modern Makeover - The Exterior

Modern Makeover - The Exterior

Acrylic Stucco, Redwood Siding, New Windows and Doors, Repitched Roof and Garage to Carport conversion. Reclaimed Redwood Shade Structure

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MORE Westchester Waterfront

MORE Westchester Waterfront

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Westchester Waterfront Residence

Westchester Waterfront Residence

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Simple Complexity

Simple Complexity

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Beautiful Lake View Deck This simple L-shaped deck was transformed into a work of art by adding an inlaid Celtic pattern. The weave goes down both legs of the L with the knot design in the center...

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