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Tips and advice from experienced contractors working in the field.
Framing Tips Vol. 1
Clear communication is key This is how I stay organized with myself and the guys....
Square D Plug-On Neutral Load Center (sponsored)
I love a tidy panel I started wiring panels before arch fault protection was required....
Fantastic Framing Tips
Aluminum Branch Circuit Wiring
Is aluminum wiring dangerous? The answer is yes. A long-time home inspector will tell you...
Can You Install a High-Efficiency Furnace With Only One Pipe?
Nuisance Tripping at AFCI Circuit Breakers
Exposed Light Bulbs In Closets
By Rueben Saltzman of StructureTech Home Inspections One of the most common electrical hazards that...
Bonding Gas Piping
Attic Insulation Types
A Better Allen Wrench
Tools and Gear: Plumbing Edition
Pro Picks// Lenox Carbide Tooth Demolition Blade
Earlier, CPT ran a sponsored test for LENOX which compared their blade performance against a...
Master the Art Of Subway Tile
Subway tiles are a great way to give a bathroom a brand new look. Here's...
Can I Join ABS to PVC?
By Rueben Saltzman of StructureTech Home Inspections It’s possible to join ABS to PVC,...
Old Vent Caps Need to Go
By Rueben Saltzman of Structure Tech Home Inspections If you drive through any neighborhood in...
Flattening Rough-Sawn Wood
Woodworkers all have their own system for flattening wood, some of which are pretty complex....
What’s Wrong With This Picture?
Taking it to new heights This window washer is making the most of a ladder...
Common Electrical Code Violations
We sat down with a state chief electrical inspector as well as a seasoned field...
Post Plumbing Job Checklist
Another successful plumbing job...but wait! Before you pack up your tools, take the time...
Everything You Need to Know About Drywall
Have a question about drywall? Here is our ultimate guide to all things drywall, from...
Tips of the Trades Vol. 5
CPT sends out a big thanks to these folks who are willing to help out ...
How to Work With Manufactured Stone
Manufactured stone is almost indistinguishable from the real thing these days. Check out these great...
Above and Beyond
Tips of the Trades Vol. 4
Great tips from pros in the field
Next Time Hire a Pro Vol. 5
It’s true that not all homeowners can afford to hire a pro for every...
2018 Housing Market Forecast
With end of the year data rolling in and consumer confidence reaching a high note,...
Jobsite Surprises Vol. 2
Next Time, Hire a Pro Vol. 4
Why Wood Moves & Why You Need To Know
Wood is going to expand and contract. You can't stop it. But you can learn...
Vinyl Siding Tips
Vinyl has long been a popular choice for both new construction and re-siding projects, and...
Framing Basement Walls
A poor framing job can bring a whole mess of problems, so we asked a...