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Video // Framing, Drywall, Tile, Flooring

How to Remove a (really) Difficult Subfloor

Long wedges cut from 2x4s are extremely effective for removing difficult flooring. Oh yeah, and don't forget the sledgehammer.  

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Video // Framing

A Modified Larsen Truss Using I-Joists on a Passive House Retrofit

Screwing I-joists to the outside of a wall—really—makes a lot more room for insulation on a deep energy retrofit in NW Connecticut  

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Video // Sitework

The Model Remodel Show Pilot Episode (Sneak Peek)

When you're in a hole, start digging  

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Video // HVAC, Mechanicals

The Basics of Residential Electrical Systems

The first in a series of 'Basics' videos on residential electricity. This one is on receptacles.

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Video // Framing

Stair Layout with a Visual Construction Calculator

Use SketchUp.com to visually calculate the rise, run, and materials for stairbuilding—or anything else, for that matter

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Video, Details, Article // Framing

The Best Way to Frame: Less Wood, More Thought

Counting down the top 15 pages of 2016. This one is #1—The most popular page of 2016. Less is more, more or less. And now it is codified.

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Video // Framing, Decks, Porches

Design and Build A Patio Roof To Tie In To An Existing Roof

Counting down the top 15 pages of 2016. This one is #5. Two videos cover the design questions and construction process of a post and beam patio roof structure

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Video // Paints, Glues, Sealants, Kitchens, Baths

It Takes 10 Minutes to Waterproof a Shampoo Niche #TheRightWay

Counting down the top 15 pages of 2016. This one is #8. "This is the most important part to waterproof because this is the place where all the water will end up and it might leak if not done correctly."