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  • Securing Dishwashers To Stone Counters

    I've been unsuccessful in finding a permanent method of securing dishwashers to the underside of stone countertops. I've tried using construction adhesive and epoxy to secure the small metal tabs, but with no long-term success. One countertop installer sa

  • Practical Engineering: Resisting Tornado Damage

    This APA storm report shows that structural sheathing, metal connectors, and strong garage walls can increase the likelihood that a home will survive all but the most powerful storms.

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  • A Curved Porch on a Grand Scale

    A Rhode Island builder uses an I-joist layout grid to ensure accurate layout of the column piers for a complex porch.

  • Tool Test: Point-and-Shoot Measuring Tools

    Laser measuring devices can make once impossible measurements routine, simplify calculating square footage and surface area, and perform useful geometric functions. A veteran remodeler tests five of the most popular tools on the market.

  • Practical Engineering: Load-Tested Deck Ledger Connections

    Virginia Tech researchers report the load test results of four ledger-board-to-band-joist connection details.

  • Should Floor Trusses Be Attached to Walls Below?

    Q. What is the proper way to attach an interior basement wall to floor trusses ? both perpendicular walls and walls that run parallel with the bottom chord and fall between the trusses. I have been told to nail directly to the trusses, and I have bee

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    Forming and pouring four 2,500-square-foot houses is all in a day's work for this tract builder.