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Domestic Hot Water

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    Products

    Embedded truss anchors, diminutive boiler, compressor relief; metal roofing; skylights

     
  • Energy Payback From Instantaneous Water Heaters

    Q. Do the energy savings provided by instantaneous gas water heaters justify their higher cost?

     
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    Heating with Panel Radiators

    These compact units provide the comfort and simplicity of baseboard radiators without gobbling up all the available wall space.

     
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    Letters

    Deck details, defending gable vents, screening chimney pots

     
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    Backfill: Poor Man's HRV

    Poor man's HRV

     
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    Products

    Water-resistant gypsum panels, heated shingles, snap-in bamboo flooring, chimney pots, more

     
  • Q&A: Gas Appliances in Basement

    Q. I am remodeling a single-family house with a full basement. The furnace and water heater are located in the basement. The local fire marshal said that it's okay to locate propane appliances such as furnaces and water heaters in the basement. He cites t

     
  • Q&A: Housewrap in Hot, Humid Climates

    Q. I'm in discussions with an architect regarding the pros and cons of using Grace Ice and Water Shield or a similar membrane material as a housewrap. These materials are more expensive than Tyvek or 15# felt but can't be beat when it comes to the wind-driven rain we get here in the Florida...

     
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    Venting Gas Appliances

    Supply plenty of combustion air, keep the flue warm and dry, and don't restrict the flow of exhaust in the flue.

     
  • Q&A: Electric Radiant Heat for a Small Space

    Q. I'm considering using electric radiant heating panels in the ceiling of a small superinsulated apartment, but I hear a lot of bias against electric heat. Can it be cost effective in this case?

     
 
 
 
JLC Field Guide to Decking