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Decoding the Framing Square

How John Carroll applies the geometry etched in those cryptic-looking tables on a... More

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An Illustrated Guide to Flood-Resilient Buildings

Details you can use to minimize damage to buildings from both coastal and inland... More

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Don't Break the Lateral Load Path

Tim Uhler shows how he installs embedded strap-tie hardware to transfer lateral... More

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Rules for Pipe Sleeves Through Footings

If you don't get the details right, a sleeve for a drain pipe or other mechanicals... More

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Controlling Condensation in an Insulated Basement

Retrofitting a basement with insulation can make it wetter. Here's how to avoid... More

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Foam-Glass Aggregate

This lightweight gravel has an insulating value of R-1.7 per compacted inch. More

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Building a House, From A to Z

Watch the latest episodes on roof framing and siding in Tim Uhler's video series... More

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Pre-piping for Radon

Roughing in a radon stack during construction is good insurance in case a house... More

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String, Knots, and the Jobsite

Learning how and why to tie a larks head knot (some folks call it a cow hitch) is just the starting point of this Essential Craftsman video. More

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Building a Screened Porch Under a Rooftop Deck

Instead of piers, this two-level screened porch is supported by a poured stem-wall... More

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