Extreme How-To

How To Connect PVC Piping

PVC is everywhere. Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) is the most commonly used plastic piping material. It’s corrosion-resistant, cost-effective and promises a long service life. It can

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Plant It for the Planet

June is National Pollinators Month and June 21-27 is designated as “National Pollinator Week.” Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S Department

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Home Improvement Regrets

Ever start a home-improvement project and then wish that you hadn’t? According to a recent study at ImproveNet.com, 63 percent of people who have attempted

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Create a Green Roof

guest post by Chris Lundahl                                                             photo courtesy Flickr If you take pleasure in improving your house with fun DIY projects, why not install green

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Tips for Selecting a Garage Door

Timeless woodgrain carriage house styles. Colorful attention-grabbing contemporary accents. Statement-making designs with eye-catching appeal. Experts at Haas Door recommend that homeowners open themselves — and

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Paste Wax For Wood

(guest post by Paul Moore) Since people started making things with wood, wax has been used to polish it. Wax has, in fact, been used

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Tax Breaks for 2016

  Having recently filed my Federal income taxes, I’m now thinking of ways I can pay the U.S. government less of my earnings next year.

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Avoid the Burnout

You need to enjoy yourself this fall. You’re a hard worker, but you should remember to make time to relax. A little downtime is good

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How to Use Wood Shims

Wood shims are thin, triangular blocks of wood used as spacers to make minor adjustments to the position of two adjacent objects. In window and

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Tighten a Loose Screw

Screws often come loose, whether it’s on a door hinge or it’s the fastener holding the armrest onto your rocking chair. The reason screws loosen

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Interlopers

If you’re reading this blog, then it’s a safe bet that all the rights and responsibilities which come with owning a home are extremely important

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When Stairs Fall Down

  A particular news story caught my attention during this holiday season. During a Christmas gathering, twenty members of a Kentucky family gathered on an

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DIY is Doing Just Fine

  “DIY is in decline because today’s men are too soft.”   This was a recent headline by UK-based newspaper, The Telegraph. Regarding a cultural

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Print Your House

  The future of manufacturing will probably rely heavily on 3D printing. If you aren’t yet familiar with the process, Wikipedia defines 3D printing or

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The Bad Dog Biter

Sink some teeth into your next project with The Bad Dog Biter. Available from Bad Dog Tools, the Biter attaches to an electric drill to

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Roof Tips from GAF

Checked on the condition of your asphalt roof lately? GAF sent me these tips for an early winter inspection. — M. Weber Is your roof

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Smarts

I’m always amazed at the ingenuity of people in the building trades. It’s a shame that modern society puts so much emphasis on higher education

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Right Ladder, Right Job

The following is a guest blog post courtesy of Dave Francis, National Safety Director for Little Giant Ladders. As the National Safety Director for an

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Deck Stain Update

I recently spruced up a pressure-treated deck with the new Transformation Deck & Fence Stain from Sashco. This particular deck has very little shade during

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Sweet Roof!

One of EHT‘s most recent projects was a complete roof tear-off and replacement job, using synthetic shake roofing from DaVinci Roofscapes. You’ll be finding the

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DeckWise® Hardwood Finishes are the perfect means to refresh and restore your deck or siding to its glory days. Ipe Oil® semi-transparent hardwood finish will bring out and restore the natural wood color of any hardwood, add protection harmful UV rays, and can add years to your hardwood lifespan with annual upkeep. While most wood […]

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