Small, quiet, and lightweight, these air compressors handle a bit of everything.
Because air-conditioning systems typically are sized to keep a home cool on the hottest days of the year, they waste energy most of the time.
A playhouse destined for the dumpster gets transformed with salvaged materials.
Drywall can stop air leaks when it's installed with caulk, foam, and adhesive.
A field of slate squares is captured by a dadoed grid of reclaimed pine.
Working together, a four-person crew finishes a subfloor in an hour.
Understanding the technology behind today's systems improves your chances of installing the right one
Whether you’re an electrical contractor, builder or homeowner, there are a variety of ways to safely provide temporary power for your project.
Latex, nitrile, and vinyl Disposable gloves aren’t just for medical and food-service professionals. They also offer some protection from grease, paint, spray foam, solvents, caulk, and other products used in…
You may know it as Romex or house wire, but nonmetallic sheathed cable (NM) has become a mainstay of residential wiring since it became available almost a century ago. NM…
Plumber Mike Lombardi sees lots of plumbing mistakes, but the most common one he encounters is improperly prepared PVC and ABS connections. In this "Building Skills" article, Lombardi shows how…
Illustrated ideas for creating curb appeal for 5 popular styles of homes.
In her "Energy-Smart Details" article in FHB #228, architect Rachel Wagner discussed double-stud wall construction. Here, she explains its trickiest part: the gap between the inner and outer walls that…
Bringing historic houses back to their prime is just one challenge for this National Park Service preservationist.
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