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A stair builder shows how to scribe and install finish skirts, treads, and risers.
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Deck disasters, FBI plumbing inspector sting, California code excludes PEX, builder callback survey, demolition salvage
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Q. I have to strip off an EPDM roof. Is there anything special I need to know?
Q. I'm doing some wood siding repairs on a house, and every time I hit the trigger on my chop saw, the lights in the house flicker. The power company says the problem is with the house not their lines. But the lights in the house across the street flicker
Q. My excavation contractor offered to bury my scrap drywall on site, but I've heard buried gypsum can create a harmful gas. I've also read that it's okay to bury small amounts if you disperse it. Is it okay to bury drywall on site at all, and if so, what
Q. I just replaced the insulating steel and fiberglass door in an entry door assembly with dual sidelights. The new door strikes the jamb near the top on closing, and the clearance along the top is uneven. I tried driving a couple of long screws through t
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Cultivating good employees
Installing a custom-height kitchen
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