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Solid surfacing; ventilation
Ductless mini-splits offer efficient cooling and outstanding dehumidification, making them an increasingly popular option for coastal homes. Charles Wardell investigates the pros and cons, including cost, cooling performance, ease of installation, efficiency, corrosion resistance, and more.
Air blocker; quick frieze; decking; exterior doors; ventilation
Q. My neighbor has a noisy through-the-wall air conditioner that runs day and night. So that I could get a better night's sleep, I thought I would offer to build him a soundproof box he could place around the AC unit, before I resort to more drastic measu
Jetted tubs; range hoods
Rhode Island builder Mike Guertin shares his strategies for beating leaks caused by wind-driven rain entering roof vents — and how to navigate building codes and shingle warranties in the process.
Q. I have a question about the hidden soffit vent details you've published recently (Backfill, 7/04; Letters, 10/04). Is it possible to build this so that you get a positive transfer of lateral loads from the roof sheathing to the frieze blocking and into
Solid surfacing; bathroom ventilation
Range hoods; laundry rooms
Locating vents away from soffits, top-down roofing, wormdrive saws, building paper recommendation, ASHRAE 62.2
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