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  • Exposed Gas Line

    Q: A client wants to install an outdoor gas fireplace. The most logical route for the gas supply extends from a roof-mounted furnace 60 feet along an exterior parapet wall and then down. Are there any requirements for lightning protection in such an expos

  • Bending Trex

    Special heating blankets were used to form the tight curves of this pool's retrofitted fiber-composite decking.

  • Outdoor Detour

    Girder truss to the rescue; outdoor detour

  • Building a Stone Retaining Wall

    Fully settled subsoils, a well-compacted base of crushed stone, and good drainage are essential for long-lasting results.

  • Insulated Swimming Pool, Anyone?

    When builder Todd LaBarge wanted to install a vinyl-lined swimming pool at his home, he looked no further than the stack of ICF forms left over from the construction of his house and workshop foundations.

  • Nail Pops in Shingles

    Q. What causes nail pops in asphalt roofing shingles? Where I live, in the South, this seems to be a common occurrence. Is this an expansion/contraction problem? Are the wrong kinds of nails being used?

  • Soundings: Landscape Lighting for the Coast

    Landscape Lighting for the Coast

  • Products

    Small-parts packer; vinyl siding; patio doors; outdoor living

  • Products

    Tight-budget transom; garage-door facelift; caulks & sealants; landscaping products; standby generators

  • Strong Rail-Post Connections for Wooden Decks

    After testing deck ledger attachments, researchers at Virginia Tech crank up the loads on guardrail posts to see what it takes to make a code-worthy connection.