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Commissioning is not a word we hear much in residential construction, but it's a critical step in bringing any ventilation system on line.
Part 2 of Allison Bailes series on current ventilation standards and how best to meet them.
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Tony Cobb of “Under Deck Oasis” demonstrates to JLC this deck drainage system, which provides a finished, under-deck ceiling. The run-off water from above drains to a gutter system, protecting outdoor living space below.
All the way from Denmark, JLC-Live exhibitor Michael Hansen demonstrates Quick Cap by Kokille. These stylish post caps come in aluminum, copper, and brass, and are available in a variety of sizes and finishes.
At JLC-Live, Charis Babcock explains Sashco’s “eXact color” caulk system. Mix in any latex paint, stain or universal pigments with “eXact color” to create matching caulk to custom colored paint.
Simpson Strong-Tie specialty-fastener rep, Mike Couch, reviews with JLC what’s new regarding decking and timber screws.
At JLC-Live, Tyler Stoltz of “SawStop” demonstrates to JLC their new, portable jobsite table saw featuring “one-turn” blade elevation, “quick tilt’ blade angle, and patented "saw-stop” safety technology.
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At JLC-Live, Stabila demonstrates newer (and shorter) variations of their XTL Plate Levels; which extend from 26 to 40 inches for windows, 48 to 79 inches for doors.
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