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Summer Hot Products
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Summer Hot Products

                  C80 VertiCable Railing Digger Specialties, Inc. announces tits latest line of Westbury Aluminum Railing—the C80 VertiCable. New to the industry, the 1/8-in. vertical 316 SS cables offer virtually unobstructed views, accompanied by 9/16-in. round balusters for durability. Cable tensioners are gone and no unsightly fasteners are required. The VertiCable sections are […]

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Remodeling your Deck with a PVC Decking System
Construction How-To

Remodeling your Deck with a PVC Decking System

By Matt Weber   A PVC decking and handrail system serves as an attractive, low-maintenance alternative to traditional building materials.     When selecting materials to remodel his deck, the maintenance requirements of the product is often a major consideration. The deck in question was located in a shady backyard with a lot of tree cover, making it susceptible to […]

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ToolBox Additions for the DIY'er
Tool Reviews

ToolBox Additions for the DIY'er

New Additions for Your ToolBox Some people’s idea of shopping is a trip to the department store. Extreme How-To readers prefer the hardware store. Here’s a roundup of some cool tools to add to your wish list. Channellock Lineman’s Pliers Channellock’s 369 High-Leverage Lineman’s Plier has a new design that places the rivet closer to the head, which gives the […]

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Sagging Fence Gate
Construction How-To

Sagging Fence Gate

                Metal brackets make everything square again. Wooden fence gates are notorious for getting out of whack. The wood’s inherent instability during temperature changes coupled with the heavy weight of the gate can stress the wood connections as well as the metal hardware, causing the gate to warp, sag and eventually require replacement. […]

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Frame a Home for Energy Efficiency (House Framing for Energy Efficiency)
Construction How-To

Frame a Home for Energy Efficiency (House Framing for Energy Efficiency)

    Frame a New Home or Addition for Energy Efficiency.     Anyone contemplating an energy-efficient room addition or building their own home has likely given careful thought to the insulation. Which material is best? What thickness should be used? Is the R-value sufficient? But often they ignore the structural framing, which holds everything together. It doesn’t matter how […]

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