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tile joints ad corners 12/15/2015 1
Insulating basement 12/14/2015 3
Kitchen Cabinets 12/3/2015 3 3.5
Roofing shingles all overlap but what type do I ch 11/12/2015 1
Roof not on, winter here - frost heave? 7/13/2014 4 4.3
Sloping Lots 3/22/2014 6 4.6
Choosing ICF 3/21/2014 2
DIY Geothermal 8/13/2013 36
Wood Floor over Radiant 11/12/2012 3
Grading/Excacation/Footings 10/11/2012 6 4.3
Non-vented crawlspace w/ICF 8/12/2012 15
Premium Steel Building Systems 3/31/2012 23
White Trim Upcharge? 11/9/2011 2
2x6 wall insulation 9/8/2011 9 1.0
Glue drywall on ICF and SIPs? 9/8/2011 8 3.0
Utility trenches and French drains.... 5/21/2011 5 4.6
Rim joist as form board 4/16/2011 3
Connecticut 3/16/2011 4
Tacky window trim? 1/12/2011 1
Under the Slab: What Kind of Insulation? 11/10/2010 5
2x12 spacing 11/10/2010 3
Tankless Hot-Water Heater Vibration 11/7/2010 3
DIY stone veneer 9/27/2010 2
Step-by-step approach for footing & waterproofing 7/27/2010 6
Radiant heat & insulation 7/26/2010 1 4.0
PEX Tubing and the Fireplace 6/22/2010 1
soil for rough grading? 6/15/2010 3 4.3
Concrete Counters Going In 5/26/2010 15 4.2
KraftMaid outlet in Lordstown, Ohio 5/24/2010 17 3.6
Electrical Outlets: Height? 4/29/2010 12 4.1
Waterproofing basement 4/15/2010 4 4.5
Plumbing your own house 4/7/2010 49 4.2
Laminate vs. Engineered Wood 4/7/2010 8 4.6
What to include in the planning dream notebook 3/19/2010 4 5.0
Best tile grout sealer? 2/26/2010 3 4.0
Cultured Stone 2/23/2010 16 3.9
PEX questions 2/16/2010 9 4.3
Painter #3 1/6/2010 3 4.7
Occupying the Home 1/4/2010 5 4.0
An End in Sight? 1/3/2010 4 4.3
Faux Brick Panels 12/13/2009 16 4.3
Panelized Construction 12/12/2009 2 5.0
Douglas Fir flooring 12/2/2009 2 4.0
Insulating basement ceiling - your recommendations 11/24/2009 7 4.5
Temporary Heat 10/20/2009 3 3.3
Textured vs. smooth sheetrock 9/27/2009 14
Breaking ground? 9/14/2009 3
Simple question re window height 9/8/2009 3 4.0
Abusive Contractor 9/5/2009 3 3.7
Hardwood Floors 9/5/2009 10 4.1
Door at top of stairs...Code? 8/28/2009 7 4.0
Kitchen cabinets and flooring 8/23/2009 10
Is Anyone Else As Tired As I Am ? 8/7/2009 5 3.8
Getting Correct Basement Depth (or house height) 7/27/2009 3 4.0
Painting 7/27/2009 6 4.5
Buying cheap flooring 7/25/2009 3 4.0
JELD-WEN Windows 7/16/2009 7 3.6
Post Drywall Cleanup 7/14/2009 5 3.7
Step Footer 7/8/2009 1 4.0
Installing Tile 7/7/2009 2 4.5
Taping Showers 6/26/2009 4 4.3
Looking for info on Superior Walls 6/15/2009 18 3.6
The Chicken or the Egg? 6/10/2009 8 3.9
Does Anybody Have Experience with Jamb-It-All? 5/26/2009 2 3.5
Bobcat worth the investment? 4/9/2009 18 4.5
TILE CHOICES 3/31/2009 8 4.1
Lally column vs 4x4 steel post 3/15/2009 1 4.0
Drying out a house 3/11/2009 6 3.8
Wall Framing to Accommodate Gyp-Crete 3/4/2009 5 4.0
Mounting flat fixtures on Hardiplank Lap Siding 2/18/2009 2 4.5
Drywall Prices 2/10/2009 32 3.7
ceramic coating vs epoxy paint 1/29/2009 1 3.5
Removing glass from window 12/29/2008 5 4.5
PEX is awesome! 12/29/2008 2 5.0
Robbed! 12/7/2008 4 4.4
Lil' help with window installation... 12/3/2008 6 3.0
ICF's and Cultured Stone 12/2/2008 7 3.7
Lost my temper on contractor! 10/18/2008 4 4.0
Waterproofing with Bituthene 9/30/2008 1 4.0
Perimeter drain for walkout basement 9/26/2008 1 4.0
LP SmartSide vs. James Hardie 9/22/2008 6 4.1
Staking of a house - surveyor or footing sub? 9/18/2008 3 4.7
Granite DIY 9/17/2008 1 4.0
Economy Concerns-Appraisals 9/6/2008 3 3.5
Raising a footer 8/21/2008 3 4.3
Construction Inspection Resource 8/14/2008 1 4.0
Walkout Basement Poured Concrete vs. Framed 8/11/2008 6 4.0
Hydrated lime 8/1/2008 4 4.0
ICF and cabinets 7/6/2008 2 3.5
Spiral Stairs 6/23/2008 5 3.2
Site work 6/1/2008 3 4.0
Foundation form rental 5/25/2008 2 4.0
Soil compaction 5/23/2008 3 4.3
Foundation Perimeter Drains Again 5/8/2008 5 4.3
Getting a House Plan 4/8/2008 5 3.5
Foundation Perimeter Drains 4/5/2008 3 3.0
Paver driveway cheaper than asphalt 3/20/2008 2 4.0
Contractor Contracts 2/28/2008 3 4.0
Arsenic Filter 1/23/2008 1 3.0
Pouring concrete floor 1/10/2008 3 4.0
Pour slab over retired septic system 1/7/2008 3 4.0
Cutting drywall costs? 10/24/2007 5 3.5
Panelized quote? 10/13/2007 6 3.8
Newbie -- Need Panelized Construction Advice 10/12/2007 4 3.3
Removing trees from property 10/12/2007 7
Teardowns 9/13/2007 8 3.7
Septic vs Foundation Responsibilities 8/23/2007 5 3.6
ICF & floor joist bolts 8/2/2007 2 4.7
Sample contracts 7/24/2007 2 4.0
Inspectors' lists 7/13/2007 3 4.5
Crawlspace floor cracked 6/28/2007 3 4.0
HVAC bid 6/5/2007 2 4.3
Andersen Windows 5/18/2007 1 3.0
Great Info/Product for Soundproofing 5/17/2007 1 4.0
Great Info. on Drywall 5/17/2007 1 4.0
Housewrap... Again 5/13/2007 6 4.0
Job Site Security 4/20/2007 7 4.1
PEX plumbing question 3/21/2007 4 4.0
Roofing costs? 3/21/2007 1 4.0
PEX and pressure 3/19/2007 5 3.6
ZIP System 3/17/2007 14 4.0
Icynene versus Urethane foam insulation 3/13/2007 5 4.3
External Foundation Insulation 2/15/2007 4 3.5
I-Beam Upset 1/31/2007 12
Building List 1/24/2007 4 4.3
Tub Faucet and Handle Help Please 1/6/2007 1 4.0
Walkout Basement Trench Footing or Buried Wall? 12/20/2006 4 4.5
Sealing service penetrations 12/12/2006 9 4.0
Tile on Exterior Walls...Any Info Appreciated. 12/7/2006 5 4.7
Large Difference in Foundation Bids 11/13/2006 5 4.3
ViWinTech windows? 10/26/2006 1 4.0
ICF Electrical Tip 10/11/2006 17 4.5
Building phase cost breakdown 10/11/2006 1 4.0
house staked and taped 10/10/2006 2 5.0
Alternative plumbing w/PEX 9/25/2006 24 3.7
Fencing 9/22/2006 1
DIY well pump 9/15/2006 3 3.5
soil test results 8/31/2006 4 4.4
power pole with meter 8/29/2006 8 3.9
Help!!! Excavation/Foundation 8/27/2006 1 5.0
Wood exposed to the elements 8/26/2006 1 4.0
Cost of putting brick & cultured stone on house? 8/22/2006 5 3.5
Unfinished bonus space 8/18/2006 4 4.0
Low-Pitch Metal Roofs... 8/16/2006 1
Cost to build in the South? 8/10/2006 3 4.0
My windows problem 7/25/2006 15 4.0
What do I do next? 7/23/2006 4 5.0
Anyone use Landmark Panelized Homes? 7/17/2006 1 4.0
Laminate flooring--what's the current trend? 7/16/2006 5 4.0
Self-Install Septic System 7/13/2006 3
Need input: Clearing your own house site 7/11/2006 11 4.4
How much rain is too much? 7/5/2006 3 3.8
Retainment payment 6/28/2006 1
Radiant floor question 6/27/2006 6 4.0
Another radiant floor question! 6/27/2006 2 4.5
Need Plumbing ideas 6/15/2006 2 4.5
Tip - Get Your Power Turned on Early 6/11/2006 5 4.7
Closing estimate help 6/8/2006 1 5.0
Housewrap bonus room? 6/2/2006 4 3.8
Footing depth? 5/28/2006 9 4.5
inspections 5/23/2006 8 4.3
President Homes 5/23/2006 1 4.0
90% price difference??? 5/19/2006 6 4.0
Input please. Building with ICF is not possible? 4/26/2006 13 4.3
Protect 1st story while adding 2nd 4/24/2006 2 3.5
DIY grading 4/21/2006 11 4.2
Re-work 4/5/2006 11 4.0
need engineer? 3/19/2006 3 3.5
Drywall vs. Plaster? 3/9/2006 1 4.0
Roof Below Gable End Wall 3/6/2006 4 4.0
Perimeter foundation ? 3/2/2006 2 3.5
Outdoor Electric 3/1/2006 6 3.7
Outdoor Electric 2/28/2006 1 4.0
Rain Gutters 2/23/2006 2 4.0
Septic and drainfield 2/22/2006 6 4.4
vertical siding install questions 2/15/2006 1 4.0
Do You Need Contractors License To Owner Build? 2/14/2006 13 3.6
Paying for tools? 2/11/2006 2 4.0
Electrical reference book? 2/8/2006 3 4.0
Garbage Disposal on Septic System 2/3/2006 4 3.6
Housewrap... 2/2/2006 7 4.0
Window bucks and ICF 2/1/2006 8 3.9
Conduit and pulling cable 1/14/2006 3 4.0
delays and disappointments 1/10/2006 7 4.1
keyways 12/31/2005 3 3.7
soil conditions and draining to the footers 12/28/2005 7 4.1
Concrete for Footings/Slabs 12/28/2005 1 4.0
Reverse Slab on Grade.....Pros & Cons? 12/15/2005 4 4.6
PEX Tubing Routing 12/15/2005 4 4.0
Using 2x6s for concrete foundation forms to save $ 12/6/2005 3 4.3
What is included in designer's final plans? 12/5/2005 5 4.2
Footings 12/2/2005 9 3.9
Building Own Swimming Pool 11/30/2005 9
Realistic timing for completing this build 11/30/2005 4 4.0
Finished sheetrock, what's next? 11/26/2005 8 3.9
Electric question... 11/23/2005 2 4.0
Private water delivery vs. well 10/28/2005 7 4.1
plywood versus foil wafer board for roofing 9/26/2005 3 4.0
Problem with a well 9/23/2005 1 4.0
Save $ by installing HVAC yourself 8/25/2005 9 3.9
Insulating interior walls for sound 7/31/2005 6 4.2
foundation 7/17/2005 3 4.0
do you always need a soil test ?? 4/19/2005 4 4.2
Radon 4/8/2005 3 4.3
Looking for info on Superior Walls 3/28/2005 1 3.0
Exterior Trim Work - Responibility? 3/17/2005 3 4.0
Who Installs the Bathtub? 3/16/2005 5 4.0
Dirt work and trenching 2/8/2005 6 4.2
One-story vs. Two-story House 1/15/2005 12 4.0
O-B Webpage 9/20/2004 2 4.0
owner-builder time frame? 7/7/2004 6 4.2
heavy tiles on timber-framed wall 5/12/2004 1 4.0
Protection for Foundation Insulation 5/5/2004 3 4.0
Post/Pier and platform foundation on a boulder 4/6/2004 1 4.0
Has anyone put suspended seating in themselves? 1/14/2004 1 4.0
How big is the added expense, if we build on a slo 11/2/2003 3 4.0
A project to watch 8/2/2003 2 5.0
Building on steep downslope 7/28/2003 1 4.0
Log house on a shoestring 12/6/2000 4 4.0
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