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More stories about WASHINGTON

  • Drone Building Inspections

    The future is now: Inspectors turn to small, flying robots to scope out buildings.

  • A Trip to the Chainsaw Museum

    This private museum in southern Washington state houses a huge collection (we're talking thousands) of rare, unusual saws.

  • JLC April Letters

    Joists in an old floor, repairing a concrete slab in an old floor, and more.

  • Cold Snap Brings A Rash Of Fire Sprinkler Freezes And Breaks

    December’s hard freeze wreaked havoc with fire sprinkler pipes in parts of the United States.

  • Framing a Rake Wall

    Washington-state framer, Tim Uhler, has a sound philosophy about his work: Do as little framing as possible off ladders and as much as you can while the wall is on the deck.

  • Seattle Cop Becomes Drywaller For Undercover Labor Bust

    An undercover operation has resulted in charges against a Washington State drywall contractor for underpaying and threatening workers.

  • More Wall Bracing Options Using OSB

    The Engineered Wood Association has been working to broaden the choices for using wood structural panels to achieve code-required lateral bracing in wood-frame construction. A new APA publication lays out the OSB industry’s latest recommendations for a “simplified” way to meet code.

  • Stabilizing a Brick Exterior

    Unstable brick is tied to the floor framing with standard hold downs, threaded rod, and compression plates

  • Stabilizing a Brick Facade

    something about brick and the Paul Revere Apartments

  • Reinvent the Toilet Fair - High Tech Sanitation for the Future

    Bill Gates hosted the Reinvent the Toilet Fair in Seattle where 8 prototypes of a hygienic, waterless, energy-producing toilets of the future were showcased.