Every professional drywaller I’ve seen typically installs sheets of drywall horizontally, not vertically. The photo to the right shows what I mean. This guy is a friend of mine, Pete Paquet is his name, and he’s one of the best drywallers […]Continue Reading
A few months back I got an email from a young man named Shane, and his questions took me back 30 years. Shane wants to build a home and life in the country, living deliberately close to nature and being as […]Continue Reading
*WOODWORKING: Watch a great tablesaw blade in action.
*METALWORKING: See what a CNC water jet cutter can do.
*HOMESTEADING: Seeday-old chicks come to Bailey Line Road.
*CONSTRUCTION: Learn how to use a garden hose as a level.
*TOOL VIDEO: Cordless 120 volt 12″ DEWALT Mitre saw
*WOODWORKING: Why jigsaw orbital blade action matters
*ENERGY: See how insulated unground heating pipes work
*ELECTRICAL: Watch power lines installed above bedrock
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Ever notice how some indoor spaces feel great and others make you feel lousy? The difference comes down to a handful of things that aren’t immediately obvious, not even to some renovation professionals. That’s where knowing about four simple design strategies pay […]Continue Reading
Click to watch a detailed installation tour of two kinds of drain line heating cable for plumbing installations exposed to cold weather: one installed on the outside of a drain pipe and there other installed inside. Yes, code-approved for use […]Continue Reading
If you’ve got drain pipes that aren’t completely protected from frost, you may have a huge problem waiting to happen. Click to watch how I installed two kinds of heating cables to freeze-proof an exposed drain line on a soil-poor Canadian […]Continue Reading
Spray foam insulation is one of the most effective tools we’ve got for boosting energy efficiency in new homes and renovations. But to make spray foam work, you need to understand the two main types on the market. Click below […]Continue Reading
Governments everywhere apply extra taxes on energy products, so it’s only right that property owners get some of that back in the form of financial incentives for energy upgrades. But where to look for incentive programs? Municipalities, provinces, utilities and […]Continue Reading