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More stories about Anchors

  • Working On a SIPs Roof

    A look at the techniques used to add skylights and thermal solar collectors to a foam-core roof.

  • Metal Connectors and Galvanized Coatings

    Can standard galvanized Simpson STHD strap-tie hold-downs be used in contact with ACQ plates and framing? We've been schooled by our local building officials to avoid placing anything but stainless steel or heavy-duty hot-dipped galvanized metal connectors in contact with ACQ lumber, but these...

  • Installing Housed Treads and Risers

    Shims and adhesive lock the parts together into a squeak-free unit.

  • Custom Access Ramps

    Most of the houses I work on here in Southern California have few if any accessible design features. For a homeowner who uses a wheelchair, even a single step at the entry is a serious impediment. Over the last several years, I’ve put my welding skills to good use building access ramps out of...

  • Framing Hardware Dos and Don'ts

    Prevent structural problems and failed inspections by avoiding these common installation errors.

  • Manufactured Deck Railings

    A list of companies that offer deck-rail kits, plus links to their products

  • Framing With Light-Gauge Steel

    Common in commercial framing, steel studs provide straight and sturdy fire-rated partitions.

  • Letters

    Hardware corrosion from PT lumber; upside-down beam design

  • Products

    Sheathing panels; wood countertops; closet light; extra-thick PVC trim boards; corded housewrap; more

  • Products

    Anti-sweat valve for toilets; cold-weather spray foam; solar-powered dimmer for tubular skylights; standard-width high-performance range; faux slate roofing; more