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  • Snake-Infested Idaho House

    It was a story to gladden the heart of an editor or blogger facing a slow news day: The nice-looking little house had been marked down from $175,000 to $109,200 because it was infested with ... snakes.

  • Sandler Sales Training: Is It Worth the Cost?

    For small contractors in today’s competitive market, sales skills can make the difference between struggling and prospering. Yet many contractors turn up their noses at formal sales training, viewing it as a waste of time and money. Are they right? Or is enrolling in a training program an effective...

  • Products

    Easy access panel; glass-tube fireplace; engineered lumber; housewraps; electrical equipment

  • Letters

    Roofing felt, rotary laser follow-up, plumbing a well pump, sizing supply pipes, more

  • Framing Floors With I-Joists

    A Cape Cod builder tells how to frame flat, squeak-free floors with wood I-joists.

  • Q&A: Drilling Holes in Wood I-Joists

    Q. I need to run wires through Boise Cascade I-joists. The joists come with prepunched holes, but the holes don’t line up. I’d like to drill some 1-inch holes in the joist webs. Are there any limitations on where these holes can be drilled?

  • Choosing Engineered Beams For Heavy Loads And Long Spans

    For heavy loads and long spans, engineered beams are the way to go. In this article, we compare LVL, glulam, and Parallam, plus some new composite beams.

  • Letters

    Drywall codes; back-priming discussion; CAD for Macs; sizing I-joists for clear spans; safety reminder; more

  • Spray-Applied Foundation Waterproofing

    One way to ensure a dry basement is to coat the foundation with a waterproof membrane. We look at the available options and explain how to prepare for and apply them properly.

  • Computer Solutions: Simplified Structural Design

    Software for sizing structural components