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    Building Kitchen Cabinets In Place

    A cabinetmaker describes his system of constructing a custom vintage-look kitchen right on site.

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    Choosing Vinyl Windows

    There's more to vinyl windows than meets the eye. Here's an inside look at how they go together - and how you can use them to best advantage.

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    Portable Miter-Saw Stands

    A remodeler evaluates nine dedicated portable miter-saw stands for versatility, ease of transport, and ability to stand up to hard knocks on the job site.

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    Retrofitting Basements

    Building restrictions in California are prompting homeowners who want more space to add on underneath the house. A concrete contractor tells how it's done.

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    Shopping For A Generator

    The right-size generator will last longer and extend the life of your expensive tools. Here's what you need to know before you buy.



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    Liability insurance crisis, construction defects arbitration decision, Roof Tile Institute installation guide, fire resistance of outdoor decking, Business Tune-Up, more



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    Q&A: Making a Dutch Door

    Q. I'm trying to find plans for cutting a solid door slab and making a Dutch door. Any help would be appreciated.

  • Q&A: Felt or Rosin Paper Under Strip Flooring?

    Q. I'm using a new floor finisher, who's known as the best in this area. He saw that we had installed oak and ash floors over rosin paper and insisted that we should have used 30-pound felt. He says the rosin paper will degrade over time and won't provide any cushion between the subfloor and the...

  • Q&A: Shower Pipe Knocking

    Q. I am having a problem with a shower valve in a bathroom remodeling project. When you turn the water all the way to hot and then back off to around the middle of the temperature range, you get a pulsating water flow from the shower head and severe, loud knocking from the shower pipes in the wall...

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    Q&A: Construction Performance Guidelines

    Q. The article "A Simple Time & Materials Contract" (11/01) mentions the Residential Construction Performance Guidelines. I have been unsuccessful in finding this book; where can I get it?

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    Q&A: Exterior Ceilings

    Q. Patio covers are standard features of nearly every home built in the Phoenix area. Standard construction is wood frame with a drywall ceiling, taped, textured, and painted. Within ten years, the taping and texturing start to separate from the drywall. Retaping and texturing might make it last a...


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    Crawlspace ventilation system, cordless chop saw, adjustable door holder, dormer trim kit, earth-friendly decking, acrylic-block door insert, retrofit shower system, small skid-steer loader, more