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Tips and advice from experienced contractors working in the field.
Cut-in Tips From Painting Pros
Watch this video to learn how to paint like a pro!
Eliminate Lint Headaches With This Painting Tip
In this video, Chris “the Idaho Painter” Berry and Journeyman John give their “two-minute tip” on how to de-lint rollers.
Best Ways to Remove Buried Base
Trim removal is an under-appreciated art. In this video Richard McMurray demonstrates the best ways to remove baseboard that’s been
Square D Qwik Grip / Fastest, Cleanest, Easiest Install On The Planet!
Square D makes knockouts a thing of the past
Circular Saw Tips and Tricks
Learn circular saw basics from a carpentry expert
How to build a panel-molding frame
Assembling a panel-molding frame in place can be done, but Richard prefers to assemble frames first before fastening the frames
Pro Picks demonstrates the amazing characteristics of PEX piping
PEX pipes can be stretched to amazing lengths without damaging them. With a little heat, they’ll return right back to their original shape. Check it out!
How You Should Cut Crown Molding With a Miter Saw
Cutting crown molding with a miter saw is a pretty simple task that people often over complicate. In this video
Cut String With Your Hands
Want to impress everyone on the jobsite by cutting through string with your bare hands? In this video, Essential Craftsman
Turn a 2×4 Into a Jack
In this video, Essential Craftsman demonstrates how to create a jack out of 2x4s when you don’t have a 4×4
Can a warranty win you the job?
Do you offer warranties? Your competitors do. Find out how many contractors are offering warranties, what they cover, and how long they last.
Cut Greater Degrees on Your Miter Saw
Most miter saws can cut a 50-deg. angle turned one way and about a 60-deg. angle turned the other.
Get the Most Out of Your Framing Square
Framing squares are profoundly underappreciated. A framing square is the right tool for a whole bunch of jobs. They’re a
Why You Should Consider Logic Plumbing with PEX
How Logic Plumbing with PEX Beats Home Run and Trunk and Branch By Kim Bliss If you’ve been in the
How to Handle Customer Expectations
Great Expectations Four pro tips on how to cope with ever-growing consumer demands and better serve today’s digitally fluent customers
Pro Picks: Ego Cordless String Trimmer
Josh and Mark take a look at the Cordless String Trimmer from Ego, which features an incredibly easy to load
How to Solder Copper Pipe the Correct Way
This video will explain in detail how to solder copper the CORRECT way. For some people learning is a chore,
How to Fix a Door That Doesn’t Latch
Door repair 101 Author: Reuben Saltzman, Structure Tech Home Inspections Repairing a door that doesn’t latch properly might seem like a quick
Have Your Builder Plan for Water Management
New Construction Tip Author: Reuben Saltzman, Structure Tech Home Inspections Water management at the exterior of homes is critical. Most people know
Goof Proof Showers (Sponsored)
Goof Proof Showers The hardest, and arguably the most important, part of a shower tile installation is the prep work.
My First Time Working With Qwik-Grip From Square D (sponsored)
Ultimate Guide to Corner Beads (Video)
Deck Ledger Attachment Methods
By Rueben Saltzman of Structure Tech Home Inspections May is National Deck Safety Month, so I’m going to start off this
Wonderful Woodworking Tips
A collection of user-submitted tips for woodworking
Are Anti-Tip Brackets Required on Ranges?
By Rueben Saltzman of Structure Tech Home Inspections This question comes from another home inspector: “Where can I find the requirement
Framing Tips Vol. 1
Clear communication is key This is how I stay organized with myself and the guys. The first picture shows how
Square D Plug-On Neutral Load Center (sponsored)
I love a tidy panel I started wiring panels before arch fault protection was required. Don’t get me wrong—I know
Can You Install a High-Efficiency Furnace With Only One Pipe?
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 less expensive blade. Here, Mark
Master the Art Of Subway Tile
Subway tiles are a great way to give a bathroom a brand new look. Here's our step-by-step guide to completing a successful subway tile job.
Old Vent Caps Need to Go
By Rueben Saltzman of Structure Tech Home Inspections If you drive through any neighborhood in Minneapolis or Saint Paul, you’ll find
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