Matt Risinger, Blogger | February 5th, 20135 comments
It's not unusual for a house to get wet during construction before it's "dried in". In this post I'll share some techniques I've used to dry my houses prior to sheetrock. This is a follow up to my last post about using a Moisture Meter.
ScottG, contributing writer | November 29th, 201213 comments
There's no question the criticism is often undeserved, but plumbers nonetheless have a reputation for taking a recip saw to studs, joists, and rafters when they get in the way of supply and drain lines. The result, as Tackitybits has discovered, can be tough to fix.
Matt Risinger, Blogger | September 4th, 20125 comments
How do you prevent job site mistakes? The Japanese Management Technique of Poka-Yoke of course! See how I use this principle on my jobs to ensure we don't cover up a mistake that could cause problems years down the line. -Matt Risinger
The clients wanted to have an entertaining deck, but they also wanted to have a private covered deck accesible from their master bedroom. They wanted it to include a large fireplace as well as a few...
When cutting out a new RO for a window installation, I wanted to be sure my cut at the bottom would produce a level sill. I happened to have my layout laser set up because I wanted the new window to...
Considering all the whiz-bang capabilities SketchUp has to offer, it's easy to overlook how helpful it can be for basic tasks. This episode shows how to calculate accurate (extremely precise, actually) square-up dimensions for any type of layout work with the "Cliculator".
TheTimberTailor, member | February 25th, 201113 comments
Create a digital layout using jobsite dimensions and let SketchUp do the math to calculate cutting dimensions and angles for stair stringers accounting for finish floor thicknesses and other pertinent information.
No one will notice if you frame your houses with straight walls, but your clients will definitely notice if they are wavy. This LSL stud makes a super straight wall for your kitchens, baths, and tall walls. They are more expensive than pine or fir studs but there is no cull and you will eliminate surprises.