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Explaining Five Different PEX Connection Methods
Here are the five most commonly used connection methods for the PEX piping system as well as the positives and pitfalls of each.
Freezer Testing Flashing Tapes (VIDEO)
In this video, Matt Risinger observes a test specifically designed to see which flashing tape holds up best to the cold.
Countertop Options: The Pros and Cons of Countertop Materials
In premium kitchen countertops, the most popular choices are solid surface, engineered stone and granite. Here's the difference between them.
How to Use a Bandsaw: Essential Bandsaw Tips & Tricks
Anyone can figure out how to cut simple curves with a bandsaw. But these tips, from a seasoned bandsaw expert, help you achieve much better results, whether you're cutting curves or turning logs into lumber....
The 56 Most Brilliant PVC Hacks You’ve Ever Seen
What can’t you do with PVC pipe? Here are 56 incredibly smart (and cheap!) ways to use this do-it-all material around your home and workshop.
How To Use A Hot Glue Gun In Construction
Too many people think that hot glue guns are just for arts and crafts. Here are some ingenious ways you can utilize a hot glue gun in the workshop!
Flattening Rough-Sawn Wood
Woodworkers all have their own system for flattening wood, some of which are pretty complex. This is one simple method that’ll get you started.
Are you trying to decide if your next foundation is going to be block, poured or SIP’s? Don’t make that decision until you read about the ultimate concrete sandwich.
Seven Workshop Storage Tips
7 inventive ways to organize your work space and the tools that threaten to clutter it
10 Expertly Efficient Tools Every Handy Person Should Own
Find out why you need these in your toolbox ASAP. These are the products our editors and DIY gurus are loving.
Things To Know About Lumber (VIDEO)
Expert craftsmen Scott Wadsworth shares some of his vast knowledge concerning lumber
Which Is The Best Kind Of Hammer Head?
Not all hammer heads are created equal. But which one is the best?
6 Point Sockets vs. 12 Point Sockets
Are 12-point sockets as good as six-point sockets? Find out the answer—and why—before you buy that expensive set of socket wrenches at the auto supply store.
Plywood or OSB- Which Is Better?
Plywood vs OSB: There is a difference. Find out which one to use on your next project.
What Kind Of Drywall Should You Choose?
When it comes to drywall, you've got options. Find out which kind you should use for your next project.
Connect PEX to copper without solder
Maximize Hybrid Piping Systems With New PEX Expansion And Copper Press Transitions.
Benefits of a Tankless Water Heater
Should your next water heater be tankless. Ryan Holden says yes. Find out why.
A Quick Guide to Lumber Dimensions
If you find reading plans and wood board sizes confusing or have trouble identifying the exact dimensions of wood at a lumberyard, read on.
15 Things Harbor Freight Employees Won’t Tell You
Everyone seems to have an opinion on deep-discount retailer Harbor Freight. Some DIY enthusiasts love it, while others bristle at the mere thought of buying material or tools there. As is often the case, the...
Ever wonder what the difference is between enamel and regular paint? Wonder no more.
Helical pier footings are becoming more popular than ever. Find out why you may want to use them on your next project.
Pressure Washer Tips
Pressure washing a house is one of the most important steps before painting an exterior surface. Learn how to avoid pressure washing disaster here.
How To Rebuild A Framing Nailer
New life for an old tool
Cut Tile With A Grinder
Cut clean, accurate circles and squares in stone and ceramic tile with an angle grinder.
Which way should you install the drywall on your next project, horizontally or vertically? We asked the folks at CertainTeed, and here’s what they had to say.
How To Use A Torque Wrench
Did you know that more problems are caused by over-tightening than under-tightening.
Ultimate Hammer Guide (VIDEO)
In this video Mark Petersen, senior editor at CPT, discusses all the hammer options to help you decide which hammer is best for you.
Circular Saw Cutting Guide
The circular saw is an indispensable tool, and these pro tips and tricks will help you get it done safer, faster, and smoother.
How To Install a Window (VIDEO)
A step-by-step video guide to installing a Marvin Window
What You Need To Get Started In Welding
Get into welding with this guide
Revive a Tired Deck
Rescue my deck I have a 20 year old deck at a rental property. The treated lumber has long ago
Home Repair Tools for the Pro
We picked a bunch of tools that we thought our pro readers and you serious DIYers would find valuable for saving time, money and space. The others we thought were just downright neat.
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