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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

Concrete for an ICF Foundation
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Concrete for an ICF Foundation

ICF wall defects are usually caused by poor placement practices. But the right... Read more

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