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  • Hidden Doors and Secret Rooms

    My team completed this remodel of a 1930's house this past year and it had several fun hidden doors inside.

  • Builders Blitz '13

    My local builders association teamed up with Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod to build one house in one week, an ambitious goal for any group. I was initially interested in swinging a hammer with the team, but they quickly recruited me to photograph the process.

  • Maintain your Tankless Water Heater, or ELSE!

    If you have hard water and use a tankless water heater, sooner or later you will need to flush your unit.

  • OSB vs Plywood Sheating

    Have you ever seen a house that was framed with Thermoply sheathing?

  • HVAC Systems

    A 20 minute version of my HVAC presentation to the AIA Austin Chapter in August 2013.

  • Sanitizing and Drying Out

    After removing the water and wet building materials from a flooded structure, the next crucial step is to clean and sanitize the building as needed and to thoroughly dry both living and storage spaces.

  • Bringing Vocational Education Back to the Classroom

    Like a breath of fresh air, Fresno county's superintendent says it's time to recognize the value and professionalism of people who work with their hands.

  • Insulation Code Change

    How the new insulation codes affect a house using spray foam

  • On Site with Habitat for Humanity

    To gain access to a flooded basement site buzzing with clean up activity, I tagged along with the local Flatirons chapter of Habitat for Humanity.

  • Pumping and Mucking Out

    After you can gain safe re-entry to a salvageable building damaged in a flood disaster, the first step is to evacuate the water and remove the soggy debris.