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Fine-Tuning Entry Door Locksets

A sticky front door knob is often the item at the top of the punchlist. But this common problem can be eliminated at installation if you understand how locksets work. Here are the tricks one builder uses to get it right the first time. Read more

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Toolbox: Safety Glasses Cleaning Station

Taking care of safety glasses Read more

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Brushing Up on Water-Based Paints

Federal regulation of VOCs has made the change to latex finishes inevitable. A painting contractor explains how to get the same quality and performance from water-based paints that you were accustomed to with oil-based products. Read more

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Q&A: A Clear Finish For Wood Siding

Q: What type of clear finish do you recommend for exterior siding? Read more

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