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A steep slope and a tight lot call for some imaginative foundation solutions.
Get a cast-in-place look with versatile CMUs installed over a reinforced slab.
A look at the techniques used to add skylights and thermal solar collectors to a foam-core roof.
Advanced framing and exterior foam reduce conductive heat loss and provide good air-sealing opportunities.
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I understand that fiberglass batt insulation can allow air to move through it and that this air movement degrades the insulation's R-value. Two causes I've heard about are wind-washing at the eaves and convective loops that can start in a wall cavity on really cold days and wick warmth from inside...
Two summers ago I received a call from some homeowners who wanted to remodel their kitchen and, as part of the project, remove a brick chimney that ran up through the center of the house.
Not only do I lack any particular talent for playing the piano, but I didn’t even start taking lessons until early middle age — far too late to develop the neural pathways I’d need to play well.
Garage doors; heat-reflecting shingles; hurricane-resistant glass walls; clay plaster; decking with drainage; roof wrap; pergolas; more
This spring DeWalt introduced the DWS535 wormdrive saw.
Full-size 3 1/4-inch hand planers are meant to be guided with both hands for maximum control, but Festool has a compact model designed to be held in one hand, so the other hand can steady the work.
The ModBox storage container is made of seven interlocking panels that can be carried and assembled by a lone contractor without tools — so it can be set up in places other storage boxes can't easily go.
Stackable toolboxes help you carry a lot in one load while keeping parts and tools neatly in their places.
Porter-Cable's 390K 5-inch random orbit sander has a powerful variable-speed brushless motor and delivers consistently fine sanding results.
Suppose you wanted some wooden columns about 20 feet tall and custom-turned in one piece from straight tree trunks? There aren’t too many places you could find such a thing.
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