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    Products

    Shower heat exchanger; snap-together footer form; itch-free batts; lightweight attic hoist; deck-ledger flashing; truck-seat protection; not-so-dusty drywall

     
  • Quieter Bath Fan

    Broan’s new Ultra Silent Series QTRE080R retrofit bath fan is designed to be installed from below the ceiling.

     
  • Automatic Exhaust Fan Control

    The DewStop bath-fan control by GTR Technologies monitors air for high humidity and activates the room’s exhaust fan as needed.

     
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    JLC Report

    Bare-bones hvac proves its worth in affordable development; proposed clampdown on fly ash draws wary response; Hovnanian pays $1 million for Clean Water Act violations; more

     
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    Retrofitting a Heat-Recovery Ventilator

    The challenges are finding a good place for the unit and installing the ductwork without butchering interior finishes.

     
  • Can Fiberglass Batts Perform Well in Tightly Sealed Houses?

    I understand that fiberglass batt insulation can allow air to move through it and that this air movement degrades the insulation's R-value. Two causes I've heard about are wind-washing at the eaves and convective loops that can start in a wall cavity on really cold days and wick warmth from inside...

     
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    Custom Kit

    Fantech’s Kitchen Ventilation System contains all the components needed to build a custom range hood: a stainless steel hood liner, a remote inline fan, and an optional inline silencer.

     
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    Make-Up Air Duct Fittings

    High-volume exhaust hoods can create negative pressure in a tightly built house, which can cause backdrafting of gas-heating appliance flues.

     
  • High-Tech Range Hood

    Part of Jenn-Air’s new Glass Collection, the 32-inch JXP5032WS Perimetric Hood looks more like a flat-screen TV than a kitchen ventilation appliance.

     
  • Unvented Roofs and Shingle Warranties

    While the IRC has approved the use of certain "hot" unvented attics, it seems that asphalt-shingle manufacturers still recommend that their shingles be installed over vented roof assemblies. Does this mean that shingle manufacturers will void their warranties if the roof deck is insulated with...

     
 
 
 
JLC Field Guide to Decking