All Video Treats

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Video Treats // WRB & Flashing

Junk Design: Ancient Waterproofing Secrets

Compartmentalizing a boat revolutionized the safety of ocean navigation and saved countless lives.  

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Video Treats // Siding & Exterior Trim, Insulation & Air Sealing

How Small a Hole Can A Mouse Squeeze Through? A Shrew World Record!

Matthias Wandel has a pretty extensive history devising ways to trap mice. The winters are long in Canada, and Matthias seems to have no shortage of mice in his shop.

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Video Treats // Concrete & Masonry

How to Cut a Huge Hunk of Granite

26,000 pounds of granite cut with a 2-pound hammer in 1 hour, condensed into a 7-minute video

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Video Treats // Concrete & Masonry

Traditional Old School vs High-Tech New School Brick Walls

Which is better, a brick wall that stands for more than 800 years, or one that lasts 50 years?

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Video Treats // Woodworking

Unbelievable Process for a Pantry Door, but #WorthIt

Frank Howarth needed a new door for his pantry, so he turned to some Sequoia slabs that he and a buddy cut up a few years ago.  And then he made a film about it.

Naturally sloped roof: Daemokjang

Video Treats // Framing

Traditional Korean Wooden Architecture and Building: Daemokjang

"Build it right. If the wood can withstand seven centuries, I would build a house that is so constructed as to withstand a millennium. With this attitude, I would keep woodworking." —Go Taek Yeong, Skill Holder

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Video Treats // Siding & Exterior Trim

The Model ReModel Show: Exterior Trim Details

The key to great-looking vinyl is great-looking trimwork (and great-looking vinyl)

PHIUS+ certification is already integrated into North America’s policy landscape PHIUS has worked directly with policymakers across the country on local, state, and national levels to incorporate the PHIUS+ 2015 standard into state and local certifications, standards, and programs. Here are some of the most successful:  Zero Ready Home Certification: All PHIUS+ certified buildings are automatically eligible for The US Department of Energy’s Zero Energy Ready Home certification.  LEED Points: PHIUS-certified

Video Treats // Tools

Man vs. Robot in Hole Drilling Contest

For simple repetitive tasks it’s hard to beat a machine.

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Video Treats // WRB & Flashing, Windows & Doors

The Model ReModel Show: Plugging Holes in the Wall

Putting a window in the hole means sealing around the edges, too

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Video Treats // Framing, WRB & Flashing

The Model ReModel Show: A Sprint to Dry In

Raised heel trusses and a sealed roof deck make a fast energy efficient roof system

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Video Treats // Framing, Roofing

Homebuilding Smackdown: Science vs. Hurricane

The top reason to study engineering in college: Wall of Wind. Yay Science!

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Video Treats // Safety, Tools

What Happens When You Crash a Work Van?

Do not be a dummy, make sure your tools are solidly secured, and put some protection between you and them—in case they ain't.

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Video Treats // Framing, WRB & Flashing, Insulation & Air Sealing

The Model ReModel Show: Energy Smart Walls on the Skinny

Continuous exterior insulation means smaller studs and higher performance

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Video Treats // Concrete & Masonry, Windows & Doors, Insulation & Air Sealing, Tile, Flooring, Drywall

Transparent Aluminum and 9 Other Construction Technologies that Are Coming Down the Pike

In this video, the robotic 'narrator' asks multiple questions about construction innovations of the near future.

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Video Treats // Concrete & Masonry, Framing

The Model ReModel Show: A Humpy Bumpy Foundation

Floor layout and framing, some good news from the building inspector, and a pleasant surprise on the adhesive front

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Video Treats // Framing

Plywood Production: Old School and Hi Tech

Old school and new tools on display in a two-video mashup  

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Video Treats // Demolition

The Model: Remodel Show — A Quick Take Down

A machine, a saw, and some patience beats brute force and a sledgehammer every time

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Video Treats // Woodworking

DIY Plywood Spiral Stairs: OMG

A really simple template, a really repetitive process, and a lot of glue go into this not-so-weekend project.