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January 1, 2006
A new pressure-balanced valve provides safer, more convenient temperature control than you'll get from two handles
July 1, 2005
Q: What’s the difference between working with tile and slate? Can I cut slate with a snap cutter, or am I better off using my wet saw? James V. Ryan, Putnam…
January 1, 2003
I like to reuse lumber that I remove during renovations and repairs. One problem I always encounter, though, is the difficult removal of nails from those old boards. Pounding them…
July 1, 2002
Straight, curved or circular cuts can make or break a day of setting tile
Although wet saws cut only straight lines, they still can be used to cut a radius
November 1, 1995
Cutting a wire or a nail with a pair of diagonal cutters can send the waste flying through the air like a small missile. This little metal rocket can injure…
March 1, 1993
Tin snips get dull, just like every other edge tool in the builder's toolbox. But the right way to sharpen them isn't widely known. The drawings above right show how…
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