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Domestic Hot Water

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    Letters

    Tree roots and foundation cracks; code logic; mixing plastics; site-built arched trusses

     
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    Home Performance Contracting

    Careful diagnostic testing is the key to cost-effective energy upgrades.

     
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    Safe installation of basement water heaters; galvanized pipe for gas; painting old porch floors

     
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    Turning Blight into Sustainability

    LA QUINTA, CALIF.—National Community Renaissance recycled a blighted 92-space mobile home park into an 80-unit sustainable affordable housing development, with the help and the vision of the city of La Quinta.

     
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    Innovative Products 2009

    A roundup of tools and materials found on the floor at JLC Live in Providence, R.I .

     
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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

     
  • Letters

    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.

     
 
 
 
JLC Field Guide to Decking