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Get most of the nasty work done in one day with setting compound and a few specialized tools.
Use drywall screws to establish plumb and level, and the rest is easy.
Raising the ceiling and tweaking the floor plan opens up a cramped space.
Nine common business mistakes and how to avoid them.
Modern tools bring this traditional building method into the 21st century.
This custom-made rig stores tools and supplies, hauls material, and serves as a workstation.
Testing spray-foam jobs; ridge beams and collar ties; safety reminder; more
Big builder goes solar; restoration show; affordable-housing index; more
Q: When laying out the seat and heel cuts on a rafter, how large should the notch be?
Q: A client wants to install an outdoor gas fireplace. The most logical route for the gas supply extends from a roof-mounted furnace 60 feet along an exterior parapet wall and then down. Are there any requirements for lightning protection in such an expos
Q: As a home inspector, I'm exposed to fiberglass insulation almost every day, and although I wear a dust mask, I'm concerned that this may not provide enough protection. I also am concerned about the possible health hazards to the occupants of these home
Q: How common is aluminum standing-seam roofing? It seems that this profile would be better suited for heat-related expansion and contraction than corrugated aluminum panels fastened through their face, but my local suppliers carry only steel standing sea
A weathertight basement door; matching asbestos siding
Many view design as largely subjective, but when it's done well it can be broken down into realistic, objective directives. These deal not only with aesthetics — form — but also with function, especially for kitchens.
In 1983, after working on my own for several years, I started Buck Brothers Construction (BBC) with my brother, Joe. We built the company slowly: At first we did all the work ourselves; then we started subbing out the mechanicals; then we hired carpenters; and finally we developed an office staff.
Here's the scenario: A contractor hires a new estimator and he makes a bid on a remodeling job. Unfortunately, the bid is way off the mark. By the time the contractor notices the mistake, the customer has signed the contract and given him a check, which he's deposited.
Retro refrigerators; urinals
Landscaping; energy conservation
Panasonic lithium-ion drivers; Festool TS 75 EQ; FatMax sawhorses; finish carpentry; drywal
With those words, the competitors in the fifth annual Bricklayer 500 were off and laying brick at a pace never seen on job sites.
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