Bill Robinson

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Pam Tite Hot-Melt Adhesive System

Bill Robinson reviews the HB 220 industrial glue gun and Pam Tite thermoplastic adhesives. Read more

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Installing Impact Zone Windows Installing Impact Zone Windows

A growing number of state and local codes call for impact zone windows in construction near the shore—windows made of shatterproof laminated glass that won't succumb to the flying debris generated by a hurricane. But even the strongest window will fail if not properly installed. Manufacturers' instructions and code requirements can be tough to decipher. Bill Robinson, a consultant to the building industry, shares his expertise on the proper installation of IZ windows. Read more

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Simple Sill Pans Simple Sill Pans

You already flash around doors and windows; you should be flashing under them, too. Read more

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JLC Extra: Simple Sill Pans - Sources of Supply

A list of companies that sell sill pans or materials for making sill pans. Read more

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Does the Size of a Rain-Screen Gap Matter?

Q: Rain-screen wall assemblies seem like a good idea for protecting wood siding and paint, but they can create headaches when it comes to resolving door, window, and other trim details. Wider gaps mean that doors and windows would need jamb extensions, as well as screening to keep bugs out. But would a 1/4-inch or 1/8-inch gap - which might not require any additional detailing, or even screening - be equally effective? Read more

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