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Q. Fasteners for ACQ Plates What type of gun nails should you use with ACQ plates and mudsills? Is it necessary to use stainless steel and then switch back to regular nails for regular lumber?
This batten and clip system reduces the slate required to cover the roof by nearly half.
No-sweat copper fittings; painter's friend; door hardware; deck and porch railings; insulation
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Siding with slate
Q. We're working on a 120-year-old house that still has its original standing-seam metal roof. A roof painter told the owner that this roof has 50 years of useful life left. Can a metal roof really last 170 years?
Q. If a copper water pipe is in contact with the metal sheathing of BX cable, can that contact cause the cable to corrode?
Dependable rural water supply starts with sizing the pump and using high-quality fittings. A master plumber explains the details.
Q: Can copper roofing be installed over SIP roof panels? I have heard that high temperatures under copper roofing might damage the SIPs.
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