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Fasten Seal Furring Nail Keeps Your Envelope Tight

Fasten Seal Furring Nail Keeps Your Envelope Tight

A little nail in an orange donut can make a big difference when it comes to sealing your home from moisture. The Fasten Seal is a lathe fastener that’s engineered to keep water from penetrating the point where nails pierce the building paper. Stucco will last for years if the […]

7 Tips to DIY Carpet Pulling

7 Tips to DIY Carpet Pulling

Pulling carpet yourself can save a few bucks and here are 7 tips to make the process go smoothly. 1. Pulling up carpet is a labor-intensive activity, so while you can do it by yourself, it’s a lot easier, and a lot less heavy, if you bring in at least […]

Quick Tip to Prevent Board Splits

Quick Tip to Prevent Board Splits

In most situations a sharp nail tip is required but when driving larger nails (8d and higher) into 2×4′s or other wood panels, the force and size of nail can cause the board to split. Quick solution is to turn the nail upside down, place the head on a hard […]

Frozen Bananas Pound Nails

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How to Not Split Wood While Hand Nailing

How to Not Split Wood While Hand Nailing

Imagine working with some beautiful pieces of cherry or mahogany, and the project underway is almost done, and in hopes of finishing early for the day, you hammer a little faster than necessary, and ping, the wood splits. A project is now delayed and/or potentially ruined.

Hurriquake – Disaster Resistant Nails

Hurriquake – Disaster Resistant Nails

The winner of Popular Science’s “Innovation of the Year” is the Hurriquake Nail. These nails feature a larger head, shear shank, and deeper rings which Hurriquake claims to increase nail retention by up to 50%. If you live in an area with regular hurricanes or high-wind storms or you are […]

Nail Pulling Tip

Nail Pulling Tip

When pulling longer nails such as framing nails or spikes, a standard sized hammer won’t have the proper fulcrum length to pull the nail completely out and you may not have access to a cat’s paw. But you can still remove a nail in one motion by inserting a block […]