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Through the Inflation Reduction Act, The High-Efficiency Electric Home Rebate Program sets aside $4.5 billion to provide low-moderate income households with point-of-sale rebates on efficient electric appliances and associated upgrades. Ryan Shanahan walks through a current project and how it will benefit from these rebates.
Beacuse this was a remodel and space was tight, the staircase had to be site assembled. Modern Oak Construction first precut and installed the skirt boards and risers before using the tread guage to custom fit each tread.

Craftsmanship

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One way to cut an angle beyond the capability of your compound miter saw is to use a 90-degree jig. Here’s how to make one. - Fine Homebuilding

Tips

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Is there risk for carbon monoxide in all-electric homes? 🎙️ Listen in to episode 625 of the #FHBPodcast everywhere podcasts play.
In this episode of the FHB podcast, Brian and Patrick are joined by Heather Clark, Director of Building Emissions for the White House Climate Policy Office.

Podcast

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If you're rolling a nice, smooth finish onto a painted surface, you could take your chances that the fuzz from your brand-new roller doesn't end up in your paint, but there's a better way.
This simple setup uses a couple of sawhorses, some long screws, and a few pieces of plywood to make a spinner for supporting a door while it is painted.
If you're coping baseboard and your cut is not perfect, you could use a rasp or knife to try and improve the fit, but there's a better way.

"There's a Better Way" Videos

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2013 EDITORS CHOICE - Fine Homebuilding HOUSES Awards - Produced by Colin Russell and Rob Yagid
2013 BEST NEW HOME - Fine Homebuilding HOUSES Awards - Produced by Colin Russell and Rob Yagid
2013 BEST REMODEL - Fine Homebuilding HOUSES Awards - Produced by Colin Russell and Rob Yagid

2013 HOUSES Design Videos

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Rock Blasting for a Foundation
Now this was a real blast 💥 Ben Bogie takes us to one of his new construction sites to show the process of blasting on the job-site. #Construction #Blasting #HomeBuilding #NewHome #Build
Trimmable Open Web Floor Trusses
Ben Bogie shows off open web floor trusses that are pre-made with trimmable ends, allowing up to two feet of adjustability to accommodate any shifts during framing—unlike fixed-width engineered trusses.
Focus on Indoor Air Quality
Building Scientist Monica Rokicki joins the FHB Podcast to talk about how a focus on indoor air quality can solve multiple problems in a cost-effective way.
Use Drywall Tape to Make a Story Pole
Here’s a tip pulled from the FHB Tips archive. Jon Beer shows how he created a story pole from drywall tape, allowing him to accurately transfer stud locations once the sheathing was covered.
Prepare The Sill
While demonstrating the process of installing housewrap before windows, Mike Guertin explains the importance of creating a proper drainage path before you flash the sill pan. Here he shows how you can achieve this by installing a sloped piece of beveled siding in your rough opening. The second method involves creating a back dam, watch the full video.
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Installing and Flashing Windows Before Housewrap
You may be skeptical about the water resistance and extra work that seemingly is involved if you haven’t seen a windows first installation, but you’ll find that it’s likely not much different than what you’re already doing, and in some instances, this method may even be a bit more water resistant. In this video, Mike Guertin walks through the process, finishing with installing the housewrap on the wall.
Risk for CO in All-Electric Homes?
Is there risk for carbon monoxide in all-electric homes? 🎙️ Listen in to episode 625 of the #FHBPodcast everywhere podcasts play.
Installing and Flashing Windows Before Housewrap
There are a few good reasons why builders and installers may choose to install windows before housewrap—open-stud construction, windy conditions, project scheduling, and the building inspection process, to name a few. With proper flashing techniques and protection around the rough opening, you can install windows before adding the mechanically fastened water-resistive barrier, and ensure they’re just as well-protected from the weather.
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Spray Foam Insulation in a Gut Remodel
Jon Beer is using a combination of open-cell and closed-cell spray-foam insulation due to varying construction types in old and new parts of Fine Homebuilding House New York. In this video, Jon details his decision to use spray foam and how he used a preinsulation blower-door test to assess the house’s airtightness before insulation and to identify areas for air-sealing.
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Safe Beam Replacement
Personal protection, sturdy shoring, professional engineering, and careful planning mitigate the hazards when replacing overhead structural beams. When there isn’t enough room to spread the load in a tight space, crisscrossed layers extending to larger spaces can be used to support the loads.
FHB Podcast: Heather Clark of the White House Climate Policy Office
In this episode of the FHB podcast, Brian and Patrick are joined by Heather Clark, Director of Building Emissions for the White House Climate Policy Office.
Adding a Belgian-Block Driveway Apron
Here's a quick walk through on how belgian-block driveway aprons are installed following mason Fabiano Cruz and his team at Keystone Masonry in Bridgeport, CT.
How to Cut a Notch with a Circular Saw
Cutting notches in framing for bracing or other reasons is often done with a circular saw. Here’s how.
Integrating New Windows in a Remodel
Jon Beer discusses his considerations of budget, performance, and aesthetics in selecting Andersen 100 Series windows for FHB House New York.
the inside of a house with measurements and details to show it's roof area
The Story of Habitable Attics
Before turning an attic into livable space, learn the code requirements specific to attics.