I just built a house and put in two Bilco-Scapewells. These are a plastic window well with steps that can have plants in them. They bolt right to...
When built correctly a wood foundation is far superior to concrete. Your basement never has that basement smell or humidity. With that being said...
Why not use 2x6 exterior walls. That extra 2 inches adds alot of insulation value. Had a home built last summer and used all OSB, no outside in...
I have a new home and wanted to install a humidifier. I have done this before and the hardest part was getting the hole cut in the ducts. Is ther...
I did the same with a new house. Ran wires to all windows, doors, glassbreak outlet in ceiling.Used a Caddx-NX6 system. Though the Ademco Lynx is...
Tom, next time go to ******* , HD sux at everything they do, prices, service, no-one in the store working, they hide like cockroaches, special orde...
YesNothing wrong with box store lines of name brand faucets. I just bought 3 delta and 5 moen-faucets for my new house. Considerably less money th...
I hope you snaked the whole 50 feet, might as well since you had the machine,
Alot of carpenters will just frame a wall with 2x4's on center at 16 inches then go back after the wall is up and cut out for the walk-in door, or ...
Since nobody mentioned it I will....I have better luck on decks with square (Roberts) bits. They don't strip as easily as standard phillips. Repl...
Try getting a patent before you show it to them. Go to a tool trade show and carry it around with you from booth to booth showing them.
I use it where I can loosen the knurled nut and put the two parts in a angle then tighten the nut and it allows you to transfer the exact angle to ...
For the thinner part of casement moldings I use to use 4d finish nails, and 6 or 8 for thicker side and baseboard.I predrill each so I don't split ...
A equilateral triangle (Isoceles) has 3 angles that are 60 degrees each. To cut two pieces of wood divide the 60 degrees by 2, you get 30 degree a...
You have to vent the drains through the attic directly through the roof to the outside, not just into the attic. My new house, a stick built, has ...
Rough-In could refer to the amount of work the plumber is going to do. I had a house built this year and the plumber just roughed-in everything. ...
I too, just built a house, I wasn't worried about sound on the floor below just the sound getting through the walls. I insulated all the walls. T...
"Tape measure. I like a 25' but my wife prefers a 16'--the feel of it." So size doesn't matter?All kidding aside, the vise grips and pliers and ba...
Like most legal situations, the best thing to do is pay for the replacement yourself. Then send a copy of the bill to the homebuilder asking that h...