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Temporary Job Site Power Box - Plans to build your own

Temporary Job Site Power Box - Plans to build your own

Have you ever been frustrated by a lack of power available at your job sites? Look no further than this custom designed Temp Power Box to handle all your needs. Including a parts list to build your own!

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Safe Stairway to Above-Garage Storage

Safe Stairway to Above-Garage Storage

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After living in several homes with less-than-friendly attic storage stairways, I decided to make access easier by enlarging opening to accomodate full-sized door and wide enough stairway with a safe...

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EPA to Present Lead-Safe Webinar on Nov. 10

EPA to Present Lead-Safe Webinar on Nov. 10

The free session will focus on lead-sale practices, compliance, lead-safe certification, and recent rule changes

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Do Rules on Disturbing Lead Paint Apply to a Detached Garage?

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A neighbor has hired someone to clean and paint a detached garage on his property, and now paint chips presumably containing lead are everywhere

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NAHB Cheers EPA Rejection of New Lead-Paint Dust Rule

NAHB Cheers EPA Rejection of New Lead-Paint Dust Rule

Still on the association’s wish list: a reliable, inexpensive lead test kit and a provision that would allow households with no children or pregnant women in residence to waive the rule requirements

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Concern Over EPAs Proposed New Lead-Safe Rule

Concern Over EPA's Proposed New Lead-Safe Rule

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A dust-wipe testing rule would further boost the costs of renovations and repairs involving lead-safe practices, a recent survey indicates. But would it also alleviate liability concerns?

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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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And the Building-Blunders Contest Winner Is...

And the Building-Blunders Contest Winner Is...

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Thank you to all who voted in our latest gallery challenge. See which lucky person took home three of our popular Graphic Guides to Construction.

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Ask the EPA About the New Lead Paint Remodeling Law

Ask the EPA About the New Lead Paint Remodeling Law

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Thanks to the kind folks at the EPA you can now get an answer to your questions regarding the new requirement directly from them (well, through me). So post your question in the comments section below and I’ll get a response from the EPA.

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Attention Contractors: Your Lead-Paint Certification Deadline is Approaching

Attention Contractors: Your Lead-Paint Certification Deadline is Approaching

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Plan to repair or renovate a house that was built before 1978? If so, you’ll need to follow some new rules from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Here's what you need to know...

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The New Magazine

The New Magazine

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Yesterday, Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled the Ipad. Do you want a digital version of FineHomebuilding?

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Minimize Circular-Saw Tearout

Minimize Circular-Saw Tearout

This zero-clearance circular-saw base ensures the edges of your plywood cuts stay clean

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Keauhou mauka replacement deck

Keauhou mauka replacement deck

The finished replacement utility area/garden deck.  Note new, ABS plastic drain vent on wall behind reinstalled utility sink.  New, capped hollow tile wall protects deck and serves as low...

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How To Control Drywall Dust: Six Products That Help Contain the Mess

How To Control Drywall Dust: Six Products That Help Contain the Mess

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The basics, such as tape and plastic, can be found at your local hardware store. Professional-grade products might have to be purchased from a retailer specializing in remodeling...

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Theres a Better Way: A Work Light for Cramped Conditions

There's a Better Way: A Work Light for Cramped Conditions

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Fine Homebuilding reader Peter J. Gootos of Grapevine, Texas, discovered a perfect alternative to drop lights for lighting tight cramped spaces: a rope light made from flexible clear PVC

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