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Composite Fencing for the Kuppersmith Project

Composite Fencing for the Kuppersmith Project

One of the most important aspects in terms of the overall look of the Kuppersmith Project will be its curb appeal. To give the looks of the home a boost and provide privacy, we are installing a fence made from composite material which holds up better than wood.

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Bringing the Outdoors In on the Kuppersmith Project House

Bringing the Outdoors In on the Kuppersmith Project House

The increase the usable space in the family room at the Kuppersmith Project, we’re putting a 16’ long by 8′ high opening in the wall that will be filled with glass doors to allow access to the covered screened deck.

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Composite Materials for the Cornice on the Kuppersmith Project House

Composite Materials for the Cornice on the Kuppersmith Project House

The Kuppersmith Project is coming along nicely, and we’re now at the stage where it’s time to start adding the new molding to the outside cornice of the house. We’re using composite materials and urethane moldings which are low maintenance, long lasting, and hold paint well. Watch this video to find out more.

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Nail Balancing Trick Revealed

Nail Balancing Trick Revealed

Would you believe it if I told you that I could balance 13 nails on the head of a single nail? Well, the guys working on the Kuppersmith Project job site didn’t think it could be done and plunked down their hard earned cash to find out. Watch this video to find out if I could prove them wrong.

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Preventing Cracks in Concrete and Plans for Kuppersmith Garage

Preventing Cracks in Concrete and Plans for Kuppersmith Garage

I’m wetting down the concrete slab we poured for the garage at The Kuppersmith Project to keep it from cracking. The garage is going to be awesome, with an area for area for automobile maintenance, and a cool workshop for home repairs. Watch this video to see what we have in mind.

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Low-Maintenance Composite Deck with Ipe Finish

Low-Maintenance Composite Deck with Ipe Finish

I’m out at the Kuppersmith renovation on the back of the house where we’ll be building a nice, large composite deck. We’ll be using an Ipe finish on the outside and tying it together with some nice railings and handrails going right down into the courtyard. Watch this video to find out more.

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Suited Up and Ready to Sell Some Copper

Suited Up and Ready to Sell Some Copper

Well, I’m getting all suited up for some of the glamorous parts of television. We’re about to go under the house and determine where the foundation has settled. Previously some of the other guys were under the house and came up with some old copper plumbing pipes that we’re recycling.

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Unusual Deadbolt Lock Repair at Kuppersmith Project Home

Unusual Deadbolt Lock Repair at Kuppersmith Project Home

Watch this video to see the unusual lock repair the homeowners did to the original deadbolt lock on the Kuppersmith Project house. When the latch on the lock broke off years ago, it was replaced with a Phillips head screwdriver which was attached to the doorknob with a string.

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Heart Pine from the Kuppersmith Project House

Heart Pine from the Kuppersmith Project House

Nowadays, yellow pine is the most common material used in conventional wood construction. In pulling out the old wood from The Kuppersmith House, we found heart pine. Watch this video for the comparison between old and new.

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Dealing with Termite Damage in the Kuppersmith Project House

Dealing with Termite Damage in the Kuppersmith Project House

In tearing out the interior on the Kuppersmith Project house, we found some termite damage in the sheathing of one of the exterior walls. Part of the damage was repaired at some point in the past, but I can see that there’s more that needs to be done. Watch this video to see more.

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