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More stories about Copper

  • Trade Talk: Growing Pains for Potable-Water PEX

    Although manufacturers of PEX tubing tout its many advantages, most plumbers still prefer copper

  • Framing a Barrel-Vault Dormer

    A design-builder explains how he laid out, framed, and finished a large archtopped bumpout in a conventional gable roof.

  • Backfill: Roofing With Gold

    Gold leaf roofing

  • Q&A: Water Treatment for Acidic Water

    Q: In the April 2000 issue of JLC (Letters), Rex Cauldwell recommended treating acidic water that eats copper pipe. Our water has a pH of 6.2 and definitely eats copper. What kind of water treatment equipment do I need? retrofit; painting interior brick

  • Notebook

    The fight against sprawl; new labor-saving copper fittings; borate-treated lumber wards off termites; L-shaped headers for steel framing; more

  • Q&A: Faulty Dip Tubes in Water Heater

    Q: I have an

  • Q&A: Pressure-Treated Lumber and Steel Roofing

    Q: I am considering installing steel roofing over 2x4 pressure-treated purlins. Can the chemicals used to treat lumber attack steel roofing?

  • Letters

    Flashing flanged windows; questions on corroding copper pipe; reactions to Advantech article; ventilation makeup air

  • Notebook

    Widespread problem with leaky copper pipes, toxic mold blamed for infant deaths, recharging your NiCad batteries, lumber export fee agreement reached with Canada, U.S. importing drywall from Britain

  • Repiping with PEX

    Corrosive water is a major problem in many areas of the country, causing copper pipe to degrade prematurely. A plumber tells how he installs new domestic piping, using cross-linked polyethylene.