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  • Resources

    Business management primer, door hanging, heating system overview

  • JLC Online

    Leaks in buried copper, positive placement nailing system, employee vs. sub, spec building

  • Shopping For Portable Compressors

    We take a close look at hand-held and wheelbarrow models, and sort out the performance differences between single-stage vs. two-stage pumps and oil-less vs. oil-bath types. An explanation of air-delivery ratings and a heads-up on new design features to look for make this article a must-read before...

  • Notebook

    Getting ready for the next economic downturn, Category 5 wiring, hurricane-resistant concrete houses, sun exposure warning

  • Q&A: Electrical Fluctuations

    Q: I am having an electrical problem on a second-story addition I am currently building. The clients report that the lights dim periodically during the early morning hours, but that it’s not related to the refrigerator starting nor any other piece of electrical equipment in the house. I have tested...

  • Q&A: Flood-Damaged Receptacles

    Q: I am doing renovation in a house that was flooded. Is it necessary to replace electrical receptacles that were under water?

  • Q&A: Reliability of Low-Flow Toilets

    Q: My remodeling customers are frequently skeptical when I replace their old 5-gallon toilets with 1.6-gallon toilets. They have heard of problems like "skid marks," multiple flushes, and so forth. Also, the word I have heard from the field is that pressure-assisted toilets create more problems...

  • Plumbing Pitfalls For Bathroom Remodels

    From corroded pipes and antique fixtures to limited access and impossible working conditions, bath remodels in older homes present a variety of budget-busting obstacles. Here’s a checklist of the most common problem areas.

  • Q&A: Treated Lumber’s Moisture Content

    Q: What is the moisture content of treated lumber? The treated lumber I use seems very wet, but it carries a grading stamp that lists the moisture content at 19%.

  • Letters

    OSHA rule on ridgehook ladders, plastic vs. copper plumbing, more on moment frames