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Tim Carter demonstrates the entire process of installing LE Johnson Wall Mount door hardware. You only need a few tools and the average homeowner can do the job. It helps if you can read the simple plans provided by the clever LE Johnson engineers who designed the wall mount hardware. It's key to make sure […]

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Tim Carter finishes the installation of a new vinyl window in an existing frame wall covered with fiber cement siding. Watch the entire four-part series to see how to create the hole in the wall with precision. Discover tips about remodeling from national award-winning master carpenter and builder Tim Carter.

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Tim Carter demonstrates in this third video of the series how to cut out the wall sheathing and install the much needed sill flashing. The window install has been happening over a period of days and it's being done on a garage that has fiber cement siding for the exterior. Tim shows the importance of […]

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Tim Carter demonstrates in this second video of a four-part series how to create the actual rough window opening. Tim has removed the drywall and starts to install the king studs that run from the wall top plate to the bottom plate. Then he shows how to install the header across the top of the […]

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Tim Carter shows in this first of four videos how to install a new window in an existing wall. This first video covers the planning and important tips to consider before demolition begins. Installing a new window is not as simple as you might think. There's much involved, even for a simple wall with wood […]

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Tim Carter shows a nifty trick when framing walls for a house. Don't allow an interior wall to touch an exterior wall. Leave a 3/4-inch gap so you can slide drywall in one giant piece instead of having to cut it at the corners. This wall framing trick also helps prevent air infiltration because the […]

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Watch the video below to see what I thought about the Rosemont Inn B&B in Utica, NY. It was a splendid bed and breakfast run by a wonderful spiritual family. I taped the video on a whim without the proper equipment. I had no tripod, no great lighting, etc. so that's why some of the […]

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