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October 8, 2009
The Spin Screed is a a pipe connected to a drill that spins it to screed off high spots and fill in low spots in preparation to bull-float your concrete
May 21, 2009
The Bagster is a good alternative to steel roll-off trash containers
September 10, 2008
November 20, 2007
The Accu-Chute wheelbarrow has a 6-cu.-ft. pan with a narrow front spout that is ideal for pouring concrete into small targets
November 9, 2007
These braces allow you to use 2x stock from the lumber pile instead of heavy and ungainly scaffolding planks
May 1, 2006
Locating a buried electric, water, or gas line with a backhoe bucket can ruin your whole day. Here’s a way to avoid the problem. Simply place some fluorescent tape --…
November 1, 2005
I needed to dig a number of 4-ft.-deep holes for a row of posts. Fortunately, the soil was pretty soft, and I had a clamshell post-hole digger to get each…
January 1, 2005
Sometimes you’ve got to dig a hole that’s deeper than the range of a basic post-hole digger. Extending the handles is one solution, but it’s not easy to do and…
September 1, 2004
Construction can be murder on a lot. A healthy lawn stabilizes the soil and looks like a million bucks.
March 1, 2003
A common blow-dryer (1875w), which costs about $20, can be a useful tool on winter job sites. I’m not talking about preventing bad-hair days, but providing an instant source of…
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