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Domestic Hot Water

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    Condensing Storage Water Heaters

    These heaters are up to 96 percent efficient and typically easier to retrofit than tankless models .

     
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    Products

    Anti-sweat valve for toilets; cold-weather spray foam; solar-powered dimmer for tubular skylights; standard-width high-performance range; faux slate roofing; more

     
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    Products

    Soft batts; fire-stopping hole sealer; efficient furnace; easy-to-program thermostat; expanding fiberglass insulation; more

     
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    Another look at energy claims; feeling the financial squeeze

     
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    Expanding a Narrow Laundry Room

    Cantilevering the floor and using the existing roof overhang kept costs down.

     
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    Products

    Packable water-based primer; biodegradable stripper; multi-tap transformer; high-quality wall caps; more

     
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    Innovative Products 2008

    Our annual pick of products designed to help you work smarter, faster, and better.

     
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    Products

    Windows; energy conservation

     
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    On the Job

    ICF retaining wall; no-sweat plumbing; overhead lift trailer

     
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    Installing a Vacuum-Tube Solar Collector

    These highly efficient systems are a good choice in cloudy or cold climates.

     
 
 
 
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