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SIP Construction 6/4/2017 14 3.7
Concrete Tub 12/12/2016 2
Tilt and Turn windows 9/10/2016 3
Electric, Gas, or Heat Pump? 8/30/2016 12 3.9
Load-bearing retractable pool covers 1/21/2016 12
Metal Barn Home 12/1/2015 1
Metal Front Doors 12/1/2015 7
Tankless Hot Water Heaters 5/21/2015 62
Housewrap 5/21/2015 4 2.0
Modern Kitchen Cabinet 5/6/2015 2
MGM Industries Casement Windows, Opinions? 4/26/2015 2 5.0
Upgrades 4/2/2015 6 3.6
Fiberglass Windows 3/31/2015 12
ReddiForm ICFs 1/2/2015 21 4.2
Hybrid Timber Frame 12/1/2014 2
Spiral exterior stairway 10/24/2014 2
Stained Concrete Floors 8/21/2014 13 3.0
Contractor Myths 6/23/2013 3
Concrete Staining 10/24/2012 8 4.5
Central Vacuum systems 10/22/2012 10 3.7
Diamond-Grilled Windows 1/30/2012 4
thermal breaks 10/20/2011 3
Plumbing - CSST 9/8/2011 2
direct vent gas fireplaces 9/7/2011 3
Rough Plumbing, w/ProBite, etc. 9/7/2011 3
Brick / Brickface Alternatives 7/26/2011 4
Light Fixture Help 4/5/2011 4
Deepest tub I could find 2/26/2011 1
Security 1/13/2011 2
Front Entry Door 1/1/2011 5 4.0
Winter weatherproofing for older homes 11/10/2010 1
Whole-House Vacuum 8/7/2010 47 1.0
HVAC - ductless vs. mini ducts 8/5/2010 3 4.0
Computer controlled HVAC zoning 7/31/2010 9 3.5
High Velocity Mini-Duct A/C 7/31/2010 10 4.6
HVAC/Micro-Cogeneration Unit 7/31/2010 2 4.0
Granite 7/28/2010 15 3.7
Supply water piping in slab 4/17/2010 2 4.0
Ceiling Paint - What Did You Do? 4/7/2010 7 3.9
Wraparound porch rails and floor material? 4/6/2010 11 1.0
Masonry/Stone Fireplace 3/30/2010 6 3.4
Living (and Loving?) Concrete Floors 3/15/2010 11 4.4
Door Weatherstripping 3/7/2010 3 3.3
Child safety windows 3/7/2010 2 3.7
Whole-house fans 3/7/2010 13 3.1
Rank prewiring options for a "budget" house 2/9/2010 5 4.5
low/no maintenance siding options? 10/12/2009 19 4.0
Hardwood Flooring Choices 10/7/2009 8 4.4
ZIP wall & roof 7/31/2009 6 3.6
Basement Walls 7/31/2009 2 3.5
Laying Hardwood floors on the bias 7/7/2009 2 4.0
Favorite Features 6/20/2009 8 4.1
About construction video 6/2/2009 1 3.0
Composite Decking 4/28/2009 14
Danze Faucets...what's the lowdown? 4/28/2009 4 4.0
Kitchen Countertops and Cabinets - Opinions Please 4/26/2009 3 3.7
Whole Home Audio Help wanted 4/2/2009 14 3.9
Automated Home Control 3/27/2009 15 4.2
ARIT geothermal and radiant heat? 3/19/2009 38 3.9
Geothermal 1/30/2009 16 3.9
OSB SIPs vs. Steel/EPS exterior walls 1/12/2009 3 4.3
FLAT SCREEN OVER FIREPLACE 1/8/2009 6 4.2
Circle-top windows 11/2/2008 2 3.0
louvered vs. solid doors 10/27/2008 2 4.0
Faux Tin Ceilings 10/17/2008 2 4.5
Tankless Pool Heater 9/28/2008 1 3.5
Too many selections - Windows and Doors 9/20/2008 1 5.0
Cheap Travertine! 9/18/2008 3 4.0
ICFs vs. conventional foundation and walls 9/15/2008 29 4.4
Elevator 9/13/2008 9 3.9
Features I've noticed at Parade of Homes 8/26/2008 2 4.0
Ductsox 8/12/2008 3 3.7
Row Home Building (in south Philadelphia, PA) 8/7/2008 1 4.0
Do away with the cooktop? 7/28/2008 1 4.0
stone on ICF 7/28/2008 5 3.4
simulated divided-lite windows 7/19/2008 1 4.0
Wrought iron 7/16/2008 1 3.0
DuraPrime Trim 6/30/2008 3 4.0
foundation waterproofing 6/14/2008 2 3.0
Anyone used Concrete Tile roofing? 6/13/2008 1 3.0
My rant about appraisals 5/26/2008 11
Handicap Accessible? 5/25/2008 9 4.4
Heatizon 4/23/2008 1 3.0
Upgrades Getting the Best of You? 3/31/2008 1 3.0
What unique items did you put into your house? 2/14/2008 5
Whole-House Arsenic Filter 1/23/2008 1 4.0
Electric Radiant Heating & Gas logs 1/22/2008 2 4.0
Installation/Sealer advice for a marble fountain 12/23/2007 1 3.0
Elevated Dishwasher 11/28/2007 6 3.7
UNICO Pressurized Mini-Duct System 11/26/2007 1 4.0
Home networking 11/19/2007 4 4.0
EIFS 9/13/2007 2 4.0
wall construction 8/17/2007 1
Paperless Drywall 7/23/2007 3 5.0
concrete countertops? 7/21/2007 6 4.2
Dimensions - what's "typical"? 7/21/2007 4 4.3
Anyone use Behr's Venetian Plaster wall finish? 7/11/2007 3 4.3
Stone exterior 6/22/2007 6 4.5
Dalton, GA for carpet? 6/4/2007 2 3.5
Downdraft ventilation 5/14/2007 13 4.4
Andersen Windows 5/11/2007 1 3.0
ICF/eco-block/concrete residential building 4/24/2007 4 3.3
Vanities 4/9/2007 1 4.0
Kitchen Ideas 4/4/2007 1 4.5
Basement Construction Choices 3/9/2007 26 4.0
White Brick Exterior? 2/27/2007 2
Apartment Space Above Garage 2/26/2007 6 3.7
Water filtration 2/24/2007 3 3.8
Metal roof system 2/11/2007 21 4.0
Building The Not So Big House? 1/21/2007 4 4.2
Fast, easy basement access 1/19/2007 3 5.0
Panelized building 1/19/2007 93
Travertine slab countertops? 1/16/2007 4 4.5
SIP Basements 1/16/2007 2 5.0
Solar landscape lighting 1/5/2007 1
Propane Gas/Electric/or Geothermal HVAC??? 12/23/2006 14 4.1
First Day Homes 12/16/2006 7 4.0
well water vs. city or county water ? 12/6/2006 4 4.0
Everything INCLUDING the Kitchen Sink 12/6/2006 2 3.0
Alarm & Security Systems 11/21/2006 7 4.4
Are You Splurging On Anything For Your House??? 10/30/2006 16 4.3
Sound Systems 10/16/2006 17 4.3
Hillside foundations 10/16/2006 1
poor man's radiant heat 9/27/2006 2 4.0
Heated Driveways 9/18/2006 1
Stairs and Rails 9/16/2006 6 4.2
Undermount sinks in laminate countertops 9/5/2006 2 4.0
Best Clearcoat for Treads? 9/3/2006 1
Crawlspace Foundation vs. Slab 8/31/2006 4 4.0
how to maintain hardwood ceiling 8/27/2006 1 4.0
Lighting design 8/7/2006 2 4.0
My windows problem 7/25/2006 8 4.3
Insulation - Icynene 7/13/2006 14
Lightening Protection Systems 7/11/2006 3 4.5
Windows by Pella 7/8/2006 7 4.1
A/C Direct 5/25/2006 4 4.3
Septic - Hoot vs. Infiltrator? 5/24/2006 4 4.3
Stone chimneys 5/21/2006 12 4.1
Plank and beam ceiling/floor 5/2/2006 2 3.0
Arched patio doors...at what price??? 4/19/2006 7 3.8
Exposed Range Hood Vent Pipe? 4/18/2006 7 4.0
ROUND CONCRETE WATERTANK HOME 4/9/2006 2 5.0
fireplace types 4/3/2006 1
EIFS on ICF walls 3/23/2006 9 3.1
Ceilings 3/11/2006 6 2.3
Sunken Rooms......How difficult? 3/8/2006 3 4.0
2 Car Garage VS 3 Car 3/3/2006 3 4.0
Built in cabinets 3/3/2006 2
Has anyone installed cement board siding yourself 2/23/2006 7 4.8
Sliders 2/21/2006 9 4.0
Metal Studs 2/9/2006 18 3.5
Dumb Waiter! 2/7/2006 5 4.3
What is a Drip Septic System?? 2/7/2006 5 4.3
Final floor is plywood 2/7/2006 5 4.2
Flat Roof versus Truss Roof 2/7/2006 3 3.3
ICF VS Conventional Basement 2/3/2006 8 3.8
I won't buy another magazine 1/23/2006 1 5.0
faux wood beams 1/19/2006 2 4.5
ceiling dome 1/18/2006 1
More expensive to build 3 stories? 1/10/2006 7 1.5
Dryer vent location? 1/3/2006 2 3.0
First-time builder questions. 12/21/2005 2
Drywall and ICF's 12/15/2005 4
Slate Tile 12/5/2005 6 4.0
To tub or not to tub? 11/22/2005 12 3.9
Stamped Concrete Facade on ICF? 9/28/2005 7 4.4
Flooring 9/22/2005 2
Radiant Floor Heat 9/21/2005 4 4.5
Precast basement 9/19/2005 2 3.5
pine trunks as structural columns 9/13/2005 7 4.3
Got an idea on a countertop, need some feedback 9/6/2005 5 3.0
Pre-cast slabs for suspended rooms or garages 9/2/2005 2 3.0
Stamped and Polished Concrete - Who's done it? 8/30/2005 12 4.1
Wood fired ovens 8/26/2005 3
Soundproofing 8/24/2005 5 4.4
T-Mass foundations 8/19/2005 8 4.2
WROUGHT IRON STAIR BALUSTERS 8/18/2005 11 4.3
ICF granite window sills 8/16/2005 5 4.3
Water Filters 8/12/2005 1
Bonus Rooms 8/11/2005 7 4.5
Ceiling height cost differences 8/10/2005 6 4.0
Radiant In Floor Heating 8/5/2005 17 3.3
Spacejoist 7/13/2005 12
JELD-WEN Windows 6/30/2005 4 3.5
Solar can be luxury 4/28/2005 4 4.0
Wireless Technology 4/14/2005 9 3.9
Type of driveway on sloping property. 3/19/2005 2
Cast Stone Fireplace Mantle 3/3/2005 1
Closet Organizers 3/2/2005 3
Panelized walls vs. SIP 3/2/2005 1
door height /density cost differences 2/27/2005 3 3.5
Round Panelized Houses? 2/26/2005 8
metal roof 2/15/2005 2
Brick vs. Vinyl 1/25/2005 4 4.5
Cutting Stucco 1/22/2005 3
Loewens Windows?? 1/16/2005 3 4.0
Toilets! 1/12/2005 2 3.5
Quartz compared to granite 12/23/2004 4 4.5
Duct work in the slab 12/11/2004 3
Free Air Conditioning 12/9/2004 10 5.0
Steel Framing 11/1/2004 22
A warning about using panelized homes! 10/22/2004 5
Bathroom 10/20/2004 7 3.3
Stone-like siding 10/20/2004 9 3.6
My house features 9/17/2004 4 4.0
Balanced ventilation w/ERV & humidity control 8/24/2004 4
Concrete Decks 8/21/2004 6
Surface Bonded Concrete Block 8/12/2004 3
A-1 Building Ideas 8/5/2004 11 3.8
Concrete Slab vs. Crawlspace foundation 7/12/2004 1
What Size Hot Water Heater? 7/12/2004 1
Heat pump vs gas heating 6/26/2004 3 3.0
VINYL SIDING 6/21/2004 1
Building a "healthy" house 6/20/2004 4
Underground Dome construction 6/14/2004 1
Enertia Homes 6/3/2004 1
AVALON WINDOWS 5/4/2004 1
Lighting System 4/27/2004 2
which is better 4/21/2004 1
Ellison Windows? 4/6/2004 1
Pozzi Windows 4/2/2004 3
Heating systems 2/27/2004 12
Internet sites for energy saving features 1/29/2004 3 4.0
Moniter heaters 1/21/2004 2 4.0
Stress-skin panels 12/23/2003 11 4.0
Eagle Windows 12/6/2003 4 4.0
Supended Slab 11/27/2003 4 4.0
CEMENT STEEL REINFORCED FOUNDATIONS 11/20/2003 14 4.0
Integrate/Network Home Systems 9/22/2003 4 3.5
Swimming Pool for Do-it-yourselfers 9/8/2003 3 3.0
2x4 walls vs. 2x6 walls 9/4/2003 17 3.9
soundproof insulation detached garage music room 8/8/2003 2 3.5
Wooden Windows 6/20/2003 1 4.0
Permanent Wood Foundation 6/19/2003 1 3.0
bathroom window 6/16/2003 1 3.0
Advice on any of these features? 6/4/2003 9 3.5
Wall Hot Water Heater 4/16/2003 2 3.0
Interior design items 3/31/2003 3 3.7
Frameless windows 10/29/2002 1
Non-standard Construction 4/1/2002 1 5.0
Clothes dryer savings 5/9/2001 1 4.0
Knowledge is power 3/8/2001 3 4.0
Features to conquer Arizona heat 1/1/2001 2 4.0
Appliance handles 12/6/2000 1 3.0
Wood foundations 11/10/2000 2
Tile tip 8/1/2000 1 4.0
Fomica and alder no thank you 3/6/2000 1 4.0
Pool table in the dining room? 12/9/1999 1 4.0
Powering your house with a car battery 12/9/1999 1 4.0
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