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Regular readers of this column will be familiar with the generally high regard I have for "Hometime" videos. The "Siding" tape concentrates on the application of redwood lap siding (clapboards, as we say in New England) and trim, from tear-off to final caulking. Introductory remarks describe the components of a typical studwall, useful tools and equipment, measuring, and estimating. The scene then shifts to the site, where removal of the old, badly deteriorated siding begins. Here I find one fault— both Ms. Knapp and Mr. Johnson wear gloves and safety goggles, but they work with bare arms and no hardhats, which in my experience is unwise and unsafe during demolition activities. After inspecting and repairing damaged portions of the building's