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Plumbing & Electrical

  • Hallway Outlets

    What are the rules for eletrical outlets in hallways?

     
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    Touch-Free Faucet

    Waving an object beneath the Sensate's spout turns it on and off

     
  • Owens Corning is scrambling to remedy a manufacturing problem that has caused some of its EcoTouch batts to give off a strong and persistent ¬burnt sugar® smell.

    "Overbaked" Fiberglass Batts Linked to Odor Problem

    Owens-Corning looks to better quality control to deal with a strong-smelling batt problem

     
  • Patching for Smaller Recessed Lights

    Tips about patching holes in drywall to accept smaller-diameter recessed fixtures

     
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    Deck Mounting a Photovoltaic System (Subscriber content)

    With the right design, installation is straightforward and payback time is shorter than ever

     
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    Bath-Fan Switch

    The DewStop switch turns the fan on or off in response to humidity and dew-point levels

     
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    Anticipating Price Fluctuations (Subscriber content)

    Contractors need to allow for material and labor price increases that may occur after they submit a quote

     
  • Air Sealing Recessed Lights

    Even when equipped with the most efficient bulbs, can lights are a major source of undetected air leakage in most homes.

     
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    Tough Mesh

    SlimGuard Gutter Guard installs inside the gutter without caulk or screws

     
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    Disappearing Ridge Vent

    The SmartRidge vent has a baffle on one side only so it's hidden from the street

     
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    Three Ways to Vent a Soffit

    Cor-A-Vent corrugated polypropylene vents offer a low-profile soffit alternative to metal strip vents and perforated fiber-cement panels

     
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    Safer Fish Tape

    Volt-Guard is designed to be used around live circuits

     
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    Seamless Drains

    Lenova has redesigned its stainless steel sinks to eliminate the yuck factor

     
  • For a Long Island Remodeler, Sandy Changes the Landscape

    Thousands of homes on the South Shore are still in the dark because they can't be connected to the grid until they've passed a wiring safety inspection — or because they've already had the inspection, and failed.

     
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    Lenox Tubing Mini Cutter

    The Tight Space Tubing Cutter is a knuckle-saver

     
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    A Smaller GFCI

    Leviton says the SmartlockPro Slim Self-Test GFCI is 25 percent smaller than a typical GFCI receptacle, making it easier to fit the wires in the box

     
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    Lightning-Safe Gas Pipe

    TracPipe CounterStrike tubing has a conductive jacket that is supposed to help prevent damage from lightning

     
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    Effective Exhaust

    Zephyr says it has made its Milano Island range hood quieter and more efficient

     
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    Custom Range Hoods

    Get your design fabricated in 16-gauge copper

     
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    Product: 45 Kilo Hallo Wall

    The wall-mounted light fixture uses an ingeniously simple device to enable users to adjust its head height.

     
 
 
 
 
JLC Field Guide to Decking