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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 // Caulk, Glue, 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." 

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Video // Drywall, Tile, Flooring

Easiest Drywall Patch Ever. No, Really.

A hole saw and a scrap of drywall make an invisible patch that is fast and invisible. Did we say invisible?  

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Video // Windows, Doors, Trimwork, Cabinetry

Architectural Subterfuge: The (not so) Secret Side of Hidden Doors

18 videos on hardware, screws, and designs that deceive the eye

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Video // Roofing, WRB, Flashing

How to Retrofit Drip Edge Roof Flashing on an Existing Roof

A look at types of drip edge flashing, how to cut it, and how to retrofit it to an existing roof.

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Video // Trimwork, Cabinetry

How to Make Millwork—Minus The Molder

Many remodels require matching an existing trim profile for new doors or windows.  When an old profile isn't available, you can make new pieces with a little bit of 'millwork magic'—and a giant pencil

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Video // Framing

Applied Geometry: High School Students Construct a House

You get paid for what you do and what you know. Turns out, the more you know, the more you can do.  

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Video // Tools

Hand vs. Tablesaw: The Sausage Edition

4 Videos of extreme tool tests and one test that is a little tamer. Kenny Kohler, of ProToolReviews, puts his hand in harm's way — #LookMaNoHotDog!

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Video // Trimwork, Cabinetry

Sweet Tip for Removing Buried Baseboard

Additional layers of flooring can bury baseboards making them look squat (bad) and difficult to remove (worse).

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Video // Windows, Doors

#OldSchool Nail Puller Gets Tough Nails Out

The go-to tool for extracting hard-to-remove nails, and when minimal damage is important.