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November 6, 2017  What is a Scupper!!?  An exotic car part? A specialized cooking utensil for frying fish? A baby amphibious reptile?  Not quite, although I swear I’ve heard them use the word scupper on the Animal Channel. No no, this term goes way back to the beginning of building buildings…

October 6th, 2017   Your HVAC System:  We can get into pages and pages of scientific analysis and mathematical theory depicting air flow and how it travels through your home.  Then again, no one wants a lesson on thermodynamics and fluid mechanics…

September 6th, 2017 Setting Spindles:  In carpentry, as in life, there are often several different ways of accomplishing any given goal.  This is not one of those times.  That statement has no relevance when it comes to setting spindles in a handrail.  To my knowledge, there’s only one way.  And that one way involves a precise layout and execution…

August 6, 2017  Setting A Front Entry Door:  It seems like setting a front door is one of those easily overlooked, underappreciated tasks that needs to be done right.  If it’s not plumb, square, and straight then it won’t swing right.  If it’s set too low or too high, then it won’t open right.  Here is a look at the process of getting it right, along with a trade secret to overcome a common problem…

July 6, 2017 What Is That!?: Just when you think you know your way around a jobsite, something inevitably shows up that you absolutely cannot explain. This is one of those things…

June 6, 2017 Distribution Transformers:  Ever seen one of these?  Any idea what it’s for!?  Of course not, no one knows what these things are for. 
Any reasonable human being can assume it has something to do with electricity based on the sticker of the little stick figure on the front of it getting fried, but beyond that we tend to just chalk it up to some necessary government box…

May 6, 2017 Applying For A Building Permit:  For every retail store front, residential subdivision, single building, or even deck addition, there is the behind-the-scenes paperwork that never gets recognition.  Yes, there’s floorplans  and specifications that everyone knows about.  There’s even the contracts and other legal jargon that everyone assumes is present, but I want to exploit the dark side of paperwork…

April 6, 2017 Coping Base Board:  Trim carpentry has become a lost art, a forgotten skill set that a lot of us don’t notice or appreciate when we see it. You’d have to talk to Dr. Phil to get all of the reasons for this, as I’m sure they go on and on, but I’m going to do my best to show you the forgotten art of being an artisan carpenter and how to identify it when you see it…

March 6, 2017 Moving in the Wind:  Ever been sitting in your living room watching TV during a fierce wind storm and it feels like the whole house is shaking?  It’s during this time when the framers’ attention to detail is truly tested, especially in the roof framing.  With the advancement in technology, manufactured trusses have made home building, specifically building a roof, much more efficient…

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February 6, 2017 Framing Secrets, Shh!  It’s no secret, framing is a skill that takes practice and experience.  Good framers are hard to find, and the biggest reason why is not necessarily tied to their ability to swing a hammer.  Nope; instead, good framers possess a knack for seeing the unseen.  Looking ahead and anticipating the way details need to be executed now….

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January 6, 2017 Let’s talk about poop!  Well, alright we’ll just keep it to how poop gets out of your house – specifically, in a septic system.  And not just any septic, this is the mother of all complicated septic systems.  Why you ask?  Well, let me explain…  You see the entire design of the septic system depends on how the waste will eventually dissipate into the natural surroundings…

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December 6, 2016  Creating An Indoor Waterfall:  It is safe to say that any builder’s eyebrows will raise a little when you tell them you would like to have an indoor waterfall inside your home. That’s because the first thing that comes to mind when you mention an indoor waterfall is the potential mess that could be made by allowing water to run free inside your fully furnished living room…

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November 6, 2016 Building a Safe Room: For most of us, having our own personal safe room doesn’t sound like a practical room to have in our home. We assume it’s a crazy infrastructure that only banks and billionaires can afford, right? Well, as it turns out there is a pretty efficient way to accomplish this fireproof tornado shelter without breaking the bank… pardon the pun…

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October 6, 2016 Behind the Retaining Wall: Retaining walls can’t be that difficult to build, right? All it is is a bunch of blocks stacked on top of each other, a skill we all master as toddlers playing in our grandma’s living room. We see them everywhere, most of the time we continue with our lives without even noticing them. Matter of fact, most of us will never need to think about retaining walls until your spouse sees that really neat…

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September 6, 2016 Dealing With Expansive Soil: It’s the big boogie monster that scares every builder in Northern Colorado… no it’s not a building inspector. It’s the lurking monster hanging out underground – clay. Why is it so scary to builders? Put simply, it’s unpredictable, and for a builder that works off of fixed budgets that are determined months in advance, unpredictable variables can create scary…

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August 6, 2016 Bending Drywall Into An Arch: You’ve seen it before, barrel ceilings and arched doorways wrapped in rounded rigid drywall. If you’re thinking this clashes with your basic understanding of physics, don’t worry. It’s not explained by one of Sir Isaac Newton’s laws that you missed out on that day you slept through your physics 101 lecture. Then what is the secret to making drywall bend?…

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March 31, 2016 Making Your Dreams A Reality: “Dreams exist only to awaken your future reality.” Most often people work the majority of their lives to create the means to build their dream home. So when the time comes to choose the team to design and build it, you must rely on someone you can trust to deliver…