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Understanding The Many Sides Of Plywood

OSB is made up of strands of wood approximately 1” x 6”. These stands are orientated into specific positions relative to each other, and glued together. Their orientation is the feature that makes OSB different from wafer board and adds strength.

CSI “Construction Site Investigation”

An example of hidden water damage occurred in a home where we were remodeling the hall bathroom. We had stripped the tile and wallpaper off the walls and were getting ready to install new tile on the walls the very next day. Near the end of the work day the customer asked ………

Items That Should Be In Every Remodeling Contract

The National Association of the Remodeling Industry spells out the following key elements that every remodeling contract should have:

Electrical Tools for The Homeowner

Contractor John talks about and recommends electrical tools for the homeowner, in this informative video,

Wagner Airless Sprayers; Save Your Money

When I started this blog and specifically tool reviews I told myself I was going to focus on the positive. Well change that.
Do Not buy…

Discover How You Can Quickly and Easily Save Time and Money Without Home Remodeling Nightmares

Enter The Dimension Bible for Remodelers and DIYers . You could say this book took me 40 years to write, since it is a collection of information I have gleaned over that period of time. Sure some of the book is accepted practice in the remodeling industry but much of it is drawn from my personal experiences.

The Common Nail is Not So Common

Wherever you buy your nails I am sure you have seen sizes such as 16d or 8d nails, or heard the term 16 penny nail.. Have you ever wondered how nails got their names? Let me explain the history.

There are a couple schools of thought as to how the name “penny”,

Repairing Caulk Joints on Your Home’s Exterior

A short video on where to look for damaged caulk joints on your home’s exterior

Easy Custom Window Well Covers

Through the years I have found that making a template saves money in the long run. I strongly suggest you make yourself a cardboard template of the window well. Most large box stores don’t carry sheets of Plexiglas, so you will need to call your local glass company and order the piece of Plexiglas or Lexan

Change a Sump Pump Easily

It seems like there are as many choices in sump pumps as there is ham at the deli counter. You should match your pump with the application. How big is your sump pit, what is the vertical height the pump has to push the water, and how many gallons per minute do you expect the unit to pump?

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