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An informal survey reveals the most popular manufactured models, plus some ingenious homemade options.
The Bosch T4B's solid-rubber tires roll over rough terrain and make it easier to get the saw and stand up a stairway.
Four design/build teams solve the puzzle of high-performance wall construction—in four different ways.
The wall system shown here is an improved version of the system I used for the house I built in Knox, Maine, in 2011.
Our wall example is part of a zero-energy single-family house built for the tenant farmer of an organic farm in rural Connecticut.
Our challenge was to realize the owners distinctive artistic vision for their home, along with their very ambitious energy-efficiency goals, while also working within the hard limits of the budget.
Insurance adjusters are on the road for days or weeks at a time and need to be prepared. Here's what you should have on hand.
When a hurricane or other natural disaster strikes, CAT-adjusters go to work, assessing damage for insurance companies. Contractors looking for a job that takes their stiff joints and aching back off the jobsite might consider using their experience in construction as a licensed adjuster.
Though it's impossible to seal every hole in an existing building to prevent air leaks, here's a procedure you can use to identify the worst leaks in order to tighten the home as cost-effectively as possible.
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