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Tips and advice from experienced contractors working in the field.
Seven Plumbing Tricks You Have To Know
Seven terrific tips and tricks from a long-time plumber
GFCI Breaker vs. Receptacle
GFCI breaker or outlet? Which one should you install? This electrical inspector has the answer.
10 Most Common Woodworking Mistakes Made By Beginners
Seeing complex, beautifully built projects can be intimidating to newcomers. But take heart! Every skilled...
Soft-Touch Curve Sanding
Jazz up your vibrating sander for professional results on curvy sanding jobs. Place a piece...
Zero-Clearance Bandsaw Throat Plate
When sawing small curved pieces on a bandsaw, learn how to avoid cut-off chunks from...
The Best Way To Cut PVC
Unless you're a three-handed plumber, you're going to want to check out this tip.
6 great pro jobsite tips (VIDEO)
Six great tips for pros looking to up their construction game
Everything to Know About Spray Foam Insulation Kits
Closed-cell polyurethane spray foam has some pretty awesome qualities. It has a high R-value. It’...
How To Find and Fix Roof Leaks
Roof leaks can occur in many locations and can cause major problems down the road...
How To Turn Your Truck Into An Inverter Generator (VIDEO)
Watch this video to learn one pro's solution to the portable power problem.
Home-Made Miter Clamps
Don’t spend money on store-bought miter clamps—make your own! All you have to...
Bedroom Ceiling Height and Floor Area Requirements For 1.5-Story Homes
Confused by the ceiling height and floor area requirements for bedrooms in 1-1/2-story homes?...
How To Finish Steel With Linseed Oil (VIDEO)
Jordan Smith of the Build Show talks linseed oil and how it can be used to finish steel.
100 Year Deck (VIDEO)
Ipe is a Brazilian wood that ranks as one of the hardest in the world....
LEED: The Way To A Green Future With Sustainable Building Design
A look into LEED Certification and how it can benefit your business
Spray Foam Insulation
There is no better performing insulation than closed cell spray foam. Find out why.
How To Install A Door On An Unlevel Floor
Here is a brilliant tip for installing an exterior door on a surface that is way out of level.
Kitchen Countertop Outlets
How many outlets do you need for your countertop workspaces? This electrical inspector has the...
MIG vs TIG vs Stick Welding (VIDEO)
Jordan Smith of the Build Show details MIG, TIG, and Stick welding
A Master Class In Fabricating Stair Treads (VIDEO)
Watch as Jordan Smith shows how his crew handled the construction of a complex staircase
How far can an Ufer Ground be from a main service panel? And what the...
Zip Ties In A Panel
Can zip ties/cable ties be used inside a electrical panel? Find out the answer...
Miters on Tree Branches
I’ve made several rustic shelves supported by tree branches. Here is a tip on...
Dust-Free Dust Ports
Make your dust-collection system better with this tip.
Red Oak vs. White Oak
White oak and red aren’t easy to tell apart, even for serious knot heads....
Let’s Meet in the Middle
OK, smarty-pants, quick—what’s half of 166-13/16 in.? Even if you can do it...
How to Create a Lumber Library
Safe time and reduce frustration by labeling the end of the lumber in your lumber pile.
Use This Pencil Hack for Perfectly Flat Boards
Before face joining to make flat boards, mark them with a pencil. Don’t just...
Tips and techniques that will help your next grout job go more smoothly and give...
Here are some great tips to keep low-life thieves from jacking all of your expensive...
Spray Foam Insulation Tips
Never worked with two-part spray foam insulation before? Here's a guide on how to get...
12 Tips for Bending Metal with a Bending Brake
A metal brake is the tool for bending custom metal flashing and decorative trim. Every...