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Flashing A Recessed Window using Liquid Tyvek

Flashing A Recessed Window using Liquid Tyvek

Flashing a recessed window is tricky, this new product from DuPont Tyvek called Fluid Applied (Liquid Tyvek!) makes the process much simpler. In this jobsite video we will take you through the steps to form a water tight, air tight, and vapor permeable window install.

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I cant install this - Poka-Yoke on the job site

"I can't install this" - Poka-Yoke on the job site

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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

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Wood Siding - Best Practice Installation Method

Wood Siding - Best Practice Installation Method

You don't see much real wood siding on houses anymore, but wood can be a durable (and beautiful) option if we take the care to install it correctly. In this video I'll show you the tricks to a wood siding installation that will set you up for decades of beauty for your home.

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Flashing for Hose Bibs - QuickFlash Review

Flashing for Hose Bibs - QuickFlash Review

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We as builders are so diligent about using flashing boots on our roofs but when it comes to wall penetrations we're so lax about holes! In this video we'll show you how we use QuickFlash boots to correctly seal the water out of our walls. -Matt Risinger

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Bunkhouse in the Woods!

Bunkhouse in the Woods!

Here is what kept me sane a few years ago!  Decided that we needed more space for my kids and their cousins at the shared family cottage.  Set out to build a bunkie that would give them a...

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Insulating behind a brick wall?

Insulating behind a brick wall?

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I audited a brick house this week. There's no insulation in the walls. The customer doesn't want to blow from the inside (b/c the inside walls are papered and they're concerned about how the finishes...

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BUILDING SKILLS: Tape Housewrap Seams to Keep Water and Air Out

BUILDING SKILLS: Tape Housewrap Seams to Keep Water and Air Out

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Learn how to seal building paper seams for water-tight exterior walls.

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Flashing Windows in Walls with Exterior XPS Insulating Sheathing

Flashing Windows in Walls with Exterior XPS Insulating Sheathing

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The exterior insulation adds thermal efficiency.  Perhaps even more important, in our marine climate, our code (Portland, OR) then allows us to omit the interior vapor barrier, and we can build...

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Time to retire your hammer-tacker?

Time to retire your hammer-tacker?

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As Mike Guertin wrote in the opening paragraph of his excellent Tools of the Trade article ( ): If you're still using hammer-tacker staples alone to attach housewrap and synthetic roof...

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Author Gets Last Laugh.

Author Gets Last Laugh.

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I'm not whining but I've been maligned

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This faux slate may be worth a closer look

This faux slate may be worth a closer look

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I didn’t want to like Davinci Roofscapes synthetic slate roof tiles, I really didn’t.   The product isn’t really to blame. It’s just that I’ve been ruined by...

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