November 6, 2007
Adding a third floor doesn't always mean on top of the second story
November 28, 2006
For lifting light but bulky items to the roof, such as flashings, I use a locking C-clamp. I welded the ring from an eyebolt to the adjusting screw on the…
November 1, 2006
My homemade drywall hanger, basically a frame that can be raised up with an automobile jack, takes a lot of the work out of putting drywall on a ceiling. The…
July 1, 2006
I am a cabinet installer and have been using a pair of the cabinet jacks shown in the drawing for years. They work better than an extra set of hands…
November 1, 2005
With a few special tools, you can preassemble the cabinets and cut a big job down to size
March 1, 2005
A residential elevator can reduce the price of your new home, and it'll do the heavy lifting if you can't.
January 1, 2003
Hide the new carrying beam in the ceiling, and they'll forget that wall ever existed.
November 1, 2002
For a number of bathroom-remodeling projects, I have had to install new cast-iron tubs. The real challenge is to get the tub from the vertical position (when it’s maneuvered more…
March 1, 2002
On a recent job, we had to place a 400-lb. cast-iron tub into a tiled tub surround on the second floor of a house. To lessen the chance of crushed…
September 1, 2001
A fully threaded 3/8-in. hanger bolt, a 4x4 post and a few pieces of 2x4 block can be combined to create a short-travel screw jack in just a couple of…
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