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Drywall installation guides
Q: I recently inspected a home that had 3/8-inch OSB corner bracing. The surface stamp indicated that the strength axis of the panel ran in the long direction (see photo, below). I assume this means the panel should be applied with the long dimension across the studs, yet the builder had installed...
Using Paint Shop Pro to communicate with clients
Rake wall layout options, rain screen siding details, charging what the market will bear
Replacing ungrounded receptacles, clip-head nailers discussed, bidding teamwork, ladder safety
Code compliance concerns, strap tie questions
Documenting your work with photos
The presentation book as sales tool
A roof with intersecting hips and valleys will test the mettle of many a seasoned framer. Using examples from a recent project, a roof framing specialist explains the foolproof method he uses to lay out, cut, and install three complex configurations: valley-to-hip, valley-to-valley, and a...
One advantage of stick-framing is that you can build walls flat and square on the deck. But why stop there? Siding, windows, and trim can all be installed before you raise the wall. A veteran framing contractor shows how it’s done.
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