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HOW TO BUILD STAIRS: Watch Video Lesson on Cutting Stringers

In this week’s two-video episode see how stairs are supported on notched pieces called “stringers”; determine how many treads you need for a given stair installation; accurately mark a stringer for cutting; take a video tour of a cherry stair railing.
a circular saw and handsaw are used for cutting the stringers you’ve marked
the second video below shows how to build a fancy staircase railing

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ELECTRIC IN-FLOOR HEATING: Toastier Toes Make Rooms More Comfortable

UPDATED 20Dec2019 + video: The phrase “cold feet” is more than just something someone says when they’ve lost enthusiasm. In some houses it’s a permanent source of literal discomfort each winter. Bathrooms, basements, floors over crawlspaces and those notoriously cold […]

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SMART THERMOSTATS, BETTER HEATING: How Today’s Best Hydronic Heating Controls Deliver More Comfort for Less Money

PUBLISHED 17Sep2019 (Video below): There’s more to optimal control of heating systems than just a thermostat that turns heat ON when it’s too cold, and OFF when temperatures rise. Today’s smartest hydronic heating controls serve this purpose in a way […]

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Enter to Win a DEWALT 20V Cordless Compressor

One lucky winner will receive a DEWALT 20-volt cordless air compressor, plus battery and charger. I use this kind of tool on my own country property and it's amazing how much air this thing will pump on a single charge. March 3, 2020. Don't worry, your email address is 100% safe. Never shared, never sold.
PREVIOUS WINNER: DP of Ridgetown, Ontario won the DEWALT DCK278C2 combo kit.