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  • Jimmy T Tools Stake Puller

    Pulling out steel-form stakes isn't anyone's idea of fun, but a neat tool promises to make the job a little easier.

  • Restoring Wood Shutters

    A methodical approach and modern materials give new life to a time-honored architectural element.

  • Retrofitting an Insulated Cold Roof

    Installing insulation and ventilation under a new roof can solve heat-loss problems and prevent ice dams.

  • Cree LR6 LED Luminaire Takes Home Silver

    Cree's LR6 LED recessed downlight received a Silver International Design Excellence Award (IDEA) in the EcoDesign category. 

  • Flashing a Chimney With Soldered Copper

    Traditional methods and materials prevent leaks for the life of the structure.

  • Quick Fix for a Noisy Circulation Fan

    Q. My client's metal fireplace is supplied by a makeup air system with a built-in circulation fan. This fan - which plugs into an accessible outlet - is triggered by a heat sensor in the fireplace. While effective, it's also very loud. To reduce the noise, I'd like to replace the fan's on/off...

  • Concrete Without Steel?

    Q: Does the addition of fibers eliminate the need for steel in a concrete-slab basement floor?

  • Still Grinding After 200 Years

    Andy Shrake fixes windmills. Not the newfangled kilowatt-generating type, but the all-wood grain-grinding beauties built some 200 years ago. With 14 still standing on Nantucket, Cape Cod, and Rhode Island, repairing them is a full-time job.

  • Letters

    Interior-design law; stabilizing steel against buckling; respect for legal immigrants

  • Gish Goes Green and Gold

    SAN JOSE, CALIF. - Gish Apartments has achieved an honor that no other multifamily development in California—affordable or not—can claim.