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Summer upstairs ventilation, OSB vs plywood, and insulating rim joists.
Use spray foam or rigid foam to insulate and air-seal this commonly ignored part of the house
Stop energy losses with a spray-foam kit.
Living in North America’s northernmost rain forest has forced me to become good at repairing rotten rim joists. One part of the job that always gave me a hard time…
Let simple wooden wedges do the heavy lifting.
One of the first things we do on a new framing site is to build a "twister" to help straighten corkscrewed lumber. Our twisters are made of two 3-ft. 2x4s…
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