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Tips and advice from experienced contractors working in the field.
Pro Picks demonstrates the amazing characteristics of PEX piping
PEX pipes can be stretched to amazing lengths without damaging them. With a little heat,...
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...
Master the Art of Wipe-on Poly
The best choice for a clear coating is often a specialized finish like pre-catalyzed lacquer—...
Cut String With Your Hands
Want to impress everyone on the jobsite by cutting through string with your bare hands?...
Turn a 2×4 Into a Jack
In this video, Essential Craftsman demonstrates how to create a jack out of 2x4s...
Can a warranty win you the job?
Do you offer warranties? Your competitors do. Find out how many contractors are offering warranties,...
Five Knots You Need to Know
Master these five knots. In most cases, they’re the only ones you’ll ever need.
Cut Greater Degrees on Your Miter Saw
Most miter saws can cut a 50-deg. angle turned one way and about a 60...
Get the Most Out of Your Framing Square
Framing squares are profoundly underappreciated. A framing square is the right tool for a whole...
What You Might Not Know About Lumber
Coarse grain, vertical grain, rift sawn, tight grain.... there's a lot to know when it...
What is PEX?
Everything You Wanted to Know About PEX By Kim Bliss First used in water distribution...
Why You Should Consider Logic Plumbing with PEX
How Logic Plumbing with PEX Beats Home Run and Trunk and Branch By Kim Bliss ...
How to Handle Customer Expectations
Great Expectations Four pro tips on how to cope with ever-growing consumer demands and better...
Pro Picks: Ego Cordless String Trimmer
Josh and Mark take a look at the Cordless String Trimmer from Ego, which features...
How to Solder Copper Pipe the Correct Way
This video will explain in detail how to solder copper the CORRECT way. For some...
Expert Irrigation Installation Tips
Some great tips from irrigation pros on how to install an irrigation system the right way.
Fire Blocking Basics
How to prevent fires Holes and gaps in wall and ceiling cavities allow a fire...
Best Ways to Cut Metal
Paver Patios That Will Save You “TONS” Of Time And Effort
Easier Paver Patios A traditional base for a paver or stone patio is a 6-in....
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...
Have Your Builder Plan for Water Management
New Construction Tip Author: Reuben Saltzman, Structure Tech Home Inspections Water management at the exterior...
Goof Proof Showers (Sponsored)
Goof Proof Showers The hardest, and arguably the most important, part of a shower tile...
My First Time Working With Qwik-Grip From Square D (sponsored)
Hang A Suspended Ceiling Like A Pro
Wade Sides has been hanging suspended ceilings for more than 30 years. He started out working...
Working With PVC Conduit
We’re going to show you how to install plastic (PVC) rigid conduit rather than...
Pain-Free Cabinet Installation
Ultimate Guide to Corner Beads (Video)
How to Join Dissimilar Pipes
When you go to add or replace plumbing lines in a house that’s more...
Deck Ledger Attachment Methods
By Rueben Saltzman of Structure Tech Home Inspections May is National Deck Safety Month, so...
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: “...
Poorly Insulated Attic Access Panels
By Rueben Saltzman of Structure Tech Home Inspections For at least the last twenty years...