Several times a year, home improvement editors and trade magazine editors travel to see new products, tools and etc. Now some of the time we spend traveling together to meals and activities, and this gives us a chance to talk shop. (This is what we tell our employers anyway.) Actually we talk about the things […]
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PEX plumbing is being used more frequently in today’s construction, tell us about your experience with it. Have you used it in existing construction or new construction and does its advantages outweigh copper pipe? From a cost perspective, which is less expensive. I have used it in vacation homes that have experienced freezing problems in the past. And yes […]
I was talking to Kyle Carpenter at Solidsurface.com a few weeks ago about working with Corian™ and some of the other materials used in solid surface countertops. I asked him to send me a scrap piece or a drop end for me to practice some cuts, seaming and edge build-ups that I could form into a […]
We are putting the finishing touches on a step-by-step installation guide for solid surface countertops for the DIY homeowner. Would you consider installing this material yourself or would you think it’s better left to the professional? If you are concerned about installation problems, ask us so we can better address those in the article. If […]
HVLP sprayers offer the highest quality finish available for woodworking, automotive, furniture or any other application that requires an immaculate finish, and the 1040VR is the top-of-the-line unit in our opinion. This is the same unit we reviewed earlier, but felt it deserved its own blog post. For most of the applications I used the 1040VR on, I […]
Do you cringe when you realize a job requires soldering fittings? Does getting the copper tubing hot enough without turning it into a crispy black mess plague your efforts, then the Antex Pipemaster is for you. The Pipemaster heats the copper pipe using electricity instead of propane and is ideal for soldering where working with a torch […]
Nobody likes unsightly stains from mold, mildew or water damage, but that’s what occurs in countless basements across the nation. Basements have a tendency to be damp by simple virtue of being the lowest level of the house, often below grade. The basement walls are the barrier between your living space and the gallons and gallons […]
Extreme How-To and Punch! Software bring you Weekend Projects. Punch! supplied the design software and Extreme How-To brought the “How-To” to Punch!’s latest software edition. Punch! worked with Extreme How-To as the exclusive supplier of “How-To” for weekend projects. You design your project using Punch’s easy-to-use templates, and build it using Extreme How-To’s step-by-step tutorials.
March 2010 Extreme How-To
Extreme How-To Blog is reborn.