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    5 Oscillating Multitool Blades You Should Own

    Check out these five attachment blades that can unlock the true potential of your oscillating multitool.

    Everything You Need to Know About Drywall

    Have a question about drywall? Here is our ultimate guide to all things drywall, from joint compound to corner bead...

    How to Choose and Use Painter’s Tape

    Apply painter's tape faster and more effectively so you can start painting sooner and make fewer mistakes.

    Pro Tips For Selecting the Best Outdoor Paint or Stain

    Make your paint job last longer with these pro tips

    5 Things I Wish I Would Have Known as a Rookie Carpenter

    We spoke to a former lead carpenter to find out the five things he wishes he had known before his...

    Essential Tips for HVAC Professionals

    One expert offers key tips on how HVAC professionals can stay ahead of the curve in an industry that is...

    Three Things to Know About Energy Efficient Roofing

    Creating an energy efficient roof will save you money and energy. Here are a few things you need to know...

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    Tips for Grinding Concrete Slabs

    If you have an uneven concrete slab, you could replace it or cover it with leveling compound. But consider grinding...

    Toolipedia: Drywall Rasp

    Toolipedia: Everything you wanted to know about the drywall rasp.

    How To Choose Kitchen Cabinet Hardware

    A style and trend expert helps to simplify the head-scratching and often frustrating process of choosing kitchen cabinet hardware

    How To Install Pocket Door Privacy Hardware

    A pro finish carpenter shares his method of installing hardware on a pocket door.


    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...

    Avoid These Common Plumbing Mistakes

    I've seen these same mistakes made over and over. The solution for every one is simple. Let me show you....

    Five Things You Should Know Before Hiring A Roofing Contractor

    A roofing pro explains the ten things you should look for when hiring someone to roof a house

    How Proper Prep Leads to Crack-Free Concrete

    Good finishing techniques will make a slab look great for a while, but proper ground prep will keep it looking...

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    Five Reasons To Apply a Skim Coat

    Skim coating rejuvenates old walls, making them look new again.

    Roof Venting Basics

    Roof venting 101

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    Seven DIY Plumbing Hacks You Need to Know

    Seven terrific tips and tricks from a long-time plumber

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    Pro Picks// Synthetic vs. Felt Roofing Underlayment

    Synthetic roofing underlayment is soon to be all the rage, so of course Mark and Josh had to make a

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    Home Inspector Nightmares: Vol. 7

    Some are bad dreams while others are Rocky Horror Picture show level. See if you can figure out what some...

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    5 Common Building Code Violations

    Check your home for these potentially hazardous situations

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    Professional Painting Tips

    Veteran painter Butch Zang tells you his secrets for faster, easier and better results.

    Get Yourself out of Prickly Plumbing Predicaments

    Even pro plumbers run into unforeseen problems on the job. Veteran plumber Les Zell shares the cool tools and tips...

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    11 Little-Known Painting Hacks from Our Expert Field Editors

    We asked for real-world painting pointers—and got hundreds of great tips from our Field Editors. Here are 11 of our...

    PVC Pipe vs. ABS Pipe: How do you Choose?

    Ask a bunch of plumbers which is better and you probably wont get an answer, just an argument.

    New Safety Standards for Working in the Heat Coming From OSHA

    Working in extreme heat poses a dangerous risk to workers in many industries. Here's how OSHA is working to minimize...

    Home Builder Confidence Steadies After Three-Month Drop

    A metric showing home builders' outlook on the housing market rose slightly heading into fall. Here's what you need to...

    What to Know About Clawfoot Tubs

    Thinking about purchasing a clawfoot tub? Read this first.