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  • Maine gets tough on homeless attacks

    Maine Gov. John E. Baldacci has toughened the penalty for those convicted of attacking homeless individuals.

  • Causes of Attic Mold

    Q. I've been a builder for more than 20 years and have come across my first serious mold problem ? in my own home in Maine. The house was for sale and under contract pending a building inspection. The inspection revealed mold growth on one entire underside of the roof sheathing (the other side was...

  • QuickBooks Pro vs. Contractor: Which Is Better?

    The answer, says a Maine business-systems consultant, depends on whether you like packaged reports or prefer to customize the program to match the way you do business.

  • Letters

    Radon outgassing, wiring between ceiling strapping, more on mold, materials markups, more

  • Letters

    Mold controversy, state contract law, router kit clarification, universal PEX fitting, more

  • Letters

    Preventing cracks in wide cedar shingles; full-scale wall layout suggestions; bathroom GFCI code; preventing sags in ceilings drywall; more

  • Notebook

    Drywall shortage is history; ASHRAE’s new ventilation standard meets resistance; rebates offered for affordable housing in Dallas; knee therapy holds promise for builders; precut stud lengths all over the map; more

  • Installing Direct-Vent Space Heaters

    Proper installation of these fan-assisted units can provide comfortable, energy-efficient heat in room additions and small dwellings.

  • Computer Solutions: Invoice vs. Statement in QuickBooks Pro

    Invoices vs. statements in QuickBooks Pro

  • Q&A: Duplicating Old Moldings

    Q: I often get into projects in old houses where I need short runs of molding that are impossible to match. It’s very costly to have the molding manufactured in local woodworking shops in my area of Maine because they have to grind special knives. Is there a source for old or unusual moldings?