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Hydronic

  • Products

    Steel hollow-wall fasteners, exterior vinyl flooring, low-maintenance vinyl deck boards, remodeling for your pickup, easy metal roof panels, one-piece PVC deck system, low-profile hydronic baseboard, outdoor lighting, rooftop snow guard

     
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    Hydronic Baseboard Basics

    Finned-tube baseboard is the most commonly installed hot-water heating system in the country. An expert system designer explains how to size and install an efficient layout using the latest equipment.

     
  • Letters

    More on heating with water heaters, steel stud comments, AIA contract, window energy-cost correction, in praise of crushed stone

     
  • Letters

    Follow-up questions on using water heaters for radiant heat, framing sub speaks out, clarification of span-to-depth ratio of floor trusses, architect espouses teamwork

     
  • Trouble-Free Forced-Air Heat

    An hvac contractor explains how to size, select, and install furnaces and ductwork to ensure quiet, efficient, and even heating.

     
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    Using Water Heaters for Radiant Heat

    A veteran plumbing contractor points out the advantages of using a gas water heater instead of a boiler for a hydronic heating system.

     
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    Hardwood Flooring over Radiant Heat

    Hardwood floors can perform well over radiant heat, but it takes careful hvac design, good job-site moisture control, and careful coordination between the heating sub and the flooring contractor. Here’s what you need to know.

     
  • Resources: Radiant Heating Guide

    Radiant heating primer, masonry veneer guide, user-friendly UBC Index

     
  • Products

    Hydronic zone control valve, pro-duty kneepads, prefab corner moldings, emergency generator panel

     
  • Notebook

    Tariffs on drilled studs may be reinstated, Arizona OSHA found liable in job-site death, becoming an expert witness, tax law on sub vs. employee

     
 
 
 
JLC Field Guide to Decking