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  • HOW TO USE A BUILDER'S LEVEL AND WHY!

    Dec 7

    The BUILDER'S LEVEL and TRANSIT are tools that have been in existence for a long time.  The main difference in the two is a LEVEL provides a method of finding a transferrable point of height [ELEVATION] and transferring that point to other locations horizontally [every point you shoot ...

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  • HURRICANE FORTIFIED HOMES

    Nov 25

    I truly thought this was going to be an interesting article - I was mistaken!   The fortifications specifically mentioned in the article are code required or LARGELY done already, by better builders! Ring shank nails to hold down the roof sheeting - why would anyone NOT use ring shank ...

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  • LARGE HOMES - IT'S THE AMERICAN WAY

    Sep 14

    I found myself engrossed in an article by MSN Money titled "The U.S. is in the top tier of house sizes internationally - and not just because of McMansions".  The article is mildly interesting and quoted some rote statistics like  The average American home is in the 1600...

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  • I Disagree - Wood is NOT Your Friend in Florida!

    Jul 29

    This article in Sunday's paper describes the tremendous volume of multi-family FRAME construction and it's financial allure.  I argue that this is terribly wrong and extremely shortsighted.  WOOD IS NOT YOUR FRIEND IN FLORIDA!   Take a look at the 3 - 4 story buildings featured in the ...

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  • Well Grounded Logic Says DON'T Raise the Old Home!

    Jun 25

    Like most folks, I was struck by the photo of the heavy construction in this article. As I read the article, I realized how terribly misguided this particular effort is in most cases. It is certainly a misguided effort in this case.  The article quoted $225,000 of work to complete ...

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