Monthly Archives: March 2012

“Snaking the Drain”

Ever wonder how the plumber removes the impossible clogs? The kind that do not give with plungers or chemicals? The special tool they carry is called a “snake”. A snake looks like a wire with coil at the end and … Continue reading

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Man Caves

Sometimes you do not need to build onto your home to gain an extra room. I am not referring to kicking out current residents, but renovating basement spaces. Your basement is a whole other open space in your home and … Continue reading

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Word of the Week: Self-Tapping Screw and Thread

A self-tapping screw can drill it’s own hole. The design of the screw allows this with breaks in the thread on the screw to create sharp edges to cut the material away and create a thread in the material for … Continue reading

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How to Keep Moisture out of Your Roof

As you can see from these photos, your roof can trap moisture which can cause significant damage to the wood. If warm air gets trapped between the roof and ceiling, condensation will build up causing the wood to rot and … Continue reading

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Word of the Week: Fascia

The fascia is the outside corner board on a cornice. The cornice found at the end of the eaves and is made up of the fascia and soffits. Besides being decorative, the fascia, along with the soffit encloses the overhang. … Continue reading

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Word of the Week: Order

Well, there are actually three words to go with the word of the week: Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian. According to the Builder’s Comprehensive Dictionary (Robert Putnam, Reston Pub. Co., c1984), “order” refers to the three types of Greek columns. See … Continue reading

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Looking Back: CedarWorks

This is probably a familiar place to commuters on the Mid Coast. We completed this project in the 90s and it still looks great.

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