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Video // Tools

National Hardware Show Highlights: Spill-Proof Gas Can

A better mousetrap that actually catches mice. Or at least pours gas without getting your hands gassy


Video // Demolition

Demo Tip: Take Your Time

Take your time. Work slow. Be organized. You will get done faster.


Video // Siding & Exterior Trim, WRB & Flashing, Windows & Doors

An Awesome Wall Assembly for Cold Climate Construction

Belt, suspenders, rainscreen, and redundancy make this wall awesome.


Video // Framing, WRB & Flashing, Insulation & Air Sealing, Decks & Porches

Framing Tips for Walls with Thick ZIPs

Exterior insulation can create transition problems. Here are a few solutions

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Video // Concrete & Masonry

Drone Zone 2: Foundation Waterproofing and Drainage Solutions

A peek at interior and exterior foundation waterproofing in one single house  


Video // Framing

Seismic Retrofit: Soft-Story Construction in Berkeley, Calif

Tie the walls to the foundation, the floor to the walls, and add shear strength for lateral support  


Video // Demolition

Demolition Phase of a Foursquare Remodel in Minneapolis

A drone's-eye view of an ongoing remodeling project


Video // Decks & Porches

A Deck Screw Jig for Straight Lines

Consistent deck screw placement and spacing between deck boards comes from a system of jigs and spacers


Video // Decks & Porches

Notch Like A Boss: Secrets for Cutting Decking Around Deck Posts

Dope details don't just happen; they are planned and executed


Video // Framing, Decks & Porches

How To Cut A Deck Board

Six tips for clean and accurate cuts


Video // Framing, Insulation & Air Sealing

Modified Larsen Truss Retrofit: I-Joists on a Roof

Framing a roof with I-joists over the existing roof makes a ton of room for insulation and offers a short lesson in vapor movement through assemblies

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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  


Video // Paints, Glues, & Sealants, Concrete & Masonry

Tremco Sausage Gun for One-Part Polyurethane Sealant (3 of 3)

A reusable gun that delivers a top-notch bead of sealant with very little waste  

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Video // Paints, Glues, & Sealants, Concrete & Masonry

Tooling and Finishing A Bead of Polyurethane Sealant (2 of 3)

A little soap makes the goop workable and some fine sand makes it less goopy  


Video // Paints, Glues, & Sealants, Concrete & Masonry

Sealing a Control Joint Between Two Slabs (1 of 3)

Sealing the joints between slabs is critical to the longevity of concrete  


Video // WRB & Flashing, Insulation & Air Sealing

SuperInsulated Sunroom (5): Outer Foam and Airsealing Tapes

Offset the joints and seal the gaps to keep air leaks out of the thick walls  

Video // Demolition, Kitchens & Baths, Drywall, Tile & Flooring

A Wet Wall Demolition Project

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


Video // Roofing

A Reroofing Debris Trough Made With Pump Jacks and an Old Tarp

Another peek into the Hillbilly Toolbox reveals a great idea for stripping roofs: a pump jack shingle trough