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Condo Sound Control
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Condo Sound Control

Matt Risinger's latest video provides a concise and coherent description of six... Read more

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Top Code Violations
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Adding to Measurements for a Tight Fit
Expansion Space for Wood Floors
Supporting a Ledger From Above
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Rule of Thumb for Sizing Headers

Don't trust old adages about making a header. Read more

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Straight Saws
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Straight Saws

A little smithing can turn a nonfunctional saw back into a good performer Read more

OCD Sandpaper
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OCD Sandpaper
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Texturing Over Yellowed Drywall

Depending on how bad it is, you may need to use a stain-blocking primer before and after applying your texture. Read more

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Pressure-Testing Exit Plumbing

Balanced ventilation minimizes areas of negative pressure that can contribute to sewer gases being drawn inside through an open sewer pipe. Read more

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