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More stories about Installation

  • On the Job

    Installing a flush flitch-plate beam; rotproof brackets

  • Installing a Flush Flitch-Plate Beam

    A small construction company builds a lot of bump-outs and similar additions. Find out one of the biggest challenges on this project.

  • Greenlee Quick Connect Flexible Installation Kit

    Electricians use long, flexible drill bits to make holes in hard-to-reach places — to bore through a row of joists from a ceiling box, for example, while leaving the drywall undisturbed.

  • Installing French Doors

    Fix the leaks before they start with careful framing and the proper sill pan, flashing, and sealant.

  • Trowel-Applied Membranes

    Are the new trowel-applied membranes used for waterproofing showers as good as sheet membranes? Are some better than others?

  • Cupped Hardwood Flooring

    Q: Can moisture condense on the back of a prefinished hardwood floor above an uninsulated crawlspace and cause cupping? The flooring was installed over 15-pound asphalt felt and an OSB subfloor; poly covers the ground underneath the dry and ventilated crawlspace of the 2-year-old home.

  • Custom Door Trim On an MDF Budget

    You can mill five sets of casing from a single sheet.

  • Installing Synthetic Slate

    This alternative to slate is light, rugged, and easy to cut.

  • Preventing Gaps in PVC Trim

    Q: I've completed a couple of projects with cellular PVC trim boards, and in both of them wide gaps have opened up in the joints even though we used both glue and nails during installation. Is there a way to prevent these gaps from occurring?

  • On the Job: Installing Prehung Doors

    Installing prehung doors