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  • Fasteners for ACQ Plates

    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?

  • A New Way to Install Slate Roofs

    This batten and clip system reduces the slate required to cover the roof by nearly half.

  • Products

    No-sweat copper fittings; painter's friend; door hardware; deck and porch railings; insulation

  • Letters

    Copper compatibility with ACQ; painting stucco; Hispanic labor; arch formula; tile showers; more

  • Voluntary CCA Ban Begins

    By Wendy Leibowitz. The most popular wood used for decks, gazebos, and playground equipment is treated with CCA, or chromated copper arsenate, to ward off termites and decay. The EPA's study should be released by the end of the year, he adds.

  • Backfill: Slate Is Final

    Siding with slate

  • Q&A: Life Expectancy of Metal Roofs

    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&A: Copper Pipes and Armored Cable

    Q. If a copper water pipe is in contact with the metal sheathing of BX cable, can that contact cause the cable to corrode?

  • Getting Water From a Well

    Dependable rural water supply starts with sizing the pump and using high-quality fittings. A master plumber explains the details.

  • Q&A: Copper Roofing Over SIPs

    Q: Can copper roofing be installed over SIP roof panels? I have heard that high temperatures under copper roofing might damage the SIPs.