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Fast, Safe, and Accurate Tile Cutting

How to choose and use the right tool for the task


 
 
 

Building Science

  • September 2014 Letters

    Contractor education requirements, bolts for attaching sills to foundations, energy-saving tips, sprinkler mandate

     
  • When is a 2x4 is not a 2x4?

    A California judge orders Lowe's to pay $1.6 million for having "unlawfully adverstised" 2x4s that aren't 2 inches by 4 inches. Turns out the suit may have had some teeth.

     
  • A Passive House Consultant's Toolkit

    In addition to the training, here are the tools you'll need to design a Passive House.

     
 

Exterior

 

All Foundations & Framing Articles

 

HVAC

  • Rookie Builder Mistakes - Part 2 - HVAC

    Let’s start with some obvious mistakes that aren’t even visible to most builders or buyers.

     
  • Monitoring Home Performance (Subscriber content)

    Certain home performance problems are hard to catch because you may not be at the house when they happen. Here are a few tips on how to keep tabs on condensation, temperature problems, and more.

     
  • Cobra Hip Vent

    A new low-profile vent is designed for hip roofs.

     
 

Kitchen, Bath & Interiors

 

Plumbing & Electrical

  • Q&A: Sizing Electrical Boxes

    What are the guidelines for determining box size, and how can you prevent overcrowding?

     
  • Monitoring Home Performance (Subscriber content)

    Certain home performance problems are hard to catch because you may not be at the house when they happen. Here are a few tips on how to keep tabs on condensation, temperature problems, and more.

     
  • Cobra Hip Vent

    A new low-profile vent is designed for hip roofs.