Drywall, Tile, Flooring

How to Remove a (really) Difficult Subfloor

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

 

What Could Cause THOUSANDS of Drywall Screw Pops?

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Counting down the top 15 pages of 2016. This one is #6. A perfect storm of missteps causes an unimaginable 'texture'—or did it?

Easiest Drywall Patch Ever. No, Really.

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

 

How to Install Tile in a Tub or Shower Surround

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Seven tips for a better installation and some advanced tile saw acrobatics, too

 

Shower WaterProofing Advanced Topics

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7 less common (but potentially problematic) shower waterproofing situations

 

5 Step Waterproofing System: Best Practices for Tile Showers

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All complex assemblies involving multiple trades demand the critical, and constant, focus of supervisors. Where one trade ends and another begins must show continuity. If you do not build redundancy into the system, you are building in risk.

 

A Wet Wall Demolition Project

A hidden funnel between inside and out dumps water into the wall

EZ Pro Texture Gun Field Test

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Field-testing a tool pick from the National Hardware Show

Beachitecture: The Art and Science of Relaxing with a Beer

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In places where climate zones are irrelevant, form follows function, and the function includes kicking back

Fire Safety on the Job

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Plywood and paint make extinguishers what they ain't

Haiku: Horsehair Plaster

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A Haiku to go along with a photo in hullhistorical's Instagram feed

The Engineering, Building Science, and Code Implications of Marijuana Grow Rooms

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Like kitchen & bath remodels, it involves plumbing, ventilation, electrical upgrades, waterproofing, and building inspectors

 

Q: Is Truss Uplift a Carpentry Problem or a Drywall Problem?

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A: Neither. It is a physics problem. The solution lies in carpenters and drywall installers working together