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Perfect for general carpentry, this easy-to-use saw slices through non-ferrous metals with ease, delivering clean, burr-free cuts.
A less obtrusive and more durable alternative to kick-out flashings
Old bricks are risky for exterior use; save them for interior projects, and use the proper mortar
Salvaged brick is OK for interior work, but should be avoided for chimneys and other exterior projects in demanding climates
Tips for drywalling.
With a few specialized tools and techniques, you can cost-effectively hang drywall by yourself.
A downslope chimney without a diverter is guaranteed to leak.
Q: hen installing weep holes in brick veneer, should I worry about insects or mice getting in through the openings? I've seen advertisements for manufactured weep-hole covers, which seem like a good idea if this is actually a problem, but a waste of time
Q: What's the best way to remove a water stain from a sand-finish plaster ceiling? The plaster was applied over electric radiant-heating cable stapled to Gypboard backing, with a sand finish that won't tolerate any rubbing. Could we use a tinted wash that
Masonry techniques aren't hard to learn and can be valuable on small jobs
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