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Traditional plaster finishes off this simple, elegant bit of framing.
If you plan to work on pre-1978 houses, you’ll need certification by April 2010.
Airtight construction and a thick layer of exterior foam save energy and reduce the risk of rot and mold.
Carefully shoring the entire structure allowed it to be repaired one section at a time.
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Energy Star adopts tougher window standards; Entran II settlement winds down; OSHA trainer charged with selling fake certificates; more
The stucco siding on my client's recently remodeled home has developed some small cracks. My stucco sub wants to patch them with plastic stucco cement and then prime the walls with latex mortar primer, but I'm afraid the problem will resurface. Is there a better way to fix hairline cracks?
We installed untreated cedar shingles on the exterior walls of a vacation home in central Maryland. Now the owners are complaining that squirrels are eating the new siding. And the squirrels really are eating it - they're not just trying to get inside the house. Is there anything we can apply to...
My client's kitchen sink has a shallow 6-inch-deep bowl, and the drain connection is located in the wall rather than the floor. She would like to replace the sink with one that has a much deeper bowl, but that will place the bottom of the bowl at nearly the same level as the drain opening. Is it...
Supporting an overhanging counter; quick tray ceiling; upside-down beam
The sudden popularity of all things green is exposing builders — whether they know it or not — to new legal risks. There are risks associated with drafting the contract, navigating the permit approval process, and resolving disputes over projects that fail to achieve their sustainability goals.
Sheathing panels; wood countertops; closet light; extra-thick PVC trim boards; corded housewrap; more
After years of hauling around a compressor, it occurred to me that for the number of nails I need to drive, I could run my guns off the same Power Tank I used to inflate the tires of my off-road vehicle.
Ridgid's new R250AF18 15-gauge finish nailer runs on a compact 18-volt lithium ion battery pack and weighs 2 pounds less than the competition, says Ridgid.
Now you can keep battery chargers or a heater running overnight without pinching an extension cord under the lid of your crew box.
Tired of trying — and failing — to seal the ends of your half-used caulk tubes with tape or a nail?
Bostitch's CPACK300 combination kit packages three finish tools with a 6-gallon oil-free pancake compressor and a hose.
Hitachi has entered the floor-fastening market with five new nailers and staplers.
Tajima's Chalk-Rite Jam-Free CR301JF holds 3 1/2 ounces of chalk — enough to snap 689 feet of lines, says the maker.
Wrestling a thick sheet of MDF onto a table saw by yourself can be a real feat, but attaching a LegUp pivoting sheet-goods lifter to your saw table or fence rail can help.
Using hidden deck-fastening hardware makes for a neater-looking composite deck but takes longer than using face-installed screws.
After supplier quotes for the 1,000 ornamental balusters in a planned luxury home’s porch railings came in at $150 apiece, BOJ Construction of Boston decided to look elsewhere — namely in-house.
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