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More stories about Metal

  • A Pier-and-Beam Foundation For a Coastal Site

    Where unstable soil and periodic tidal flooding are a concern, helical piers topped with a concrete stem wall rise to the challenge.

  • Upgrading to Three-Prong Outlets

    Q. In an older house wired with BX cable, can the original two-prong outlets be upgraded to three-prong grounded outlets, provided they're properly bonded to the original metallic boxes?

  • Letters

    Copper Flashing on ACQ ~ How Small Is Small?

  • Soundings

    Wind Performance of Metal Roofing

  • On the Job

    Avoiding plaster disaster; a floating sink

  • Rebuilding a Chimney Top

    Stainless anchors and pressure-injected grout form a strong bond with the original masonry.

  • Stretching the Span With Steel

    T-shaped beams fabricated from a standard I-beam help uncramp a basement space.

  • Kitchen & Bath

    Kitchen sinks; bathtubs

  • Products

    Green Toilet ~ Cool Roof ~ Cool Attic ~ Steel Driving Gun ~ Have a Blast ~ Starter Strip Marries Skirtboard ~ Precision Dry Stack ~ Self-Sealing Furring Nail ~ Termite Treatment

  • In the News

    New pressure-treated lumber promises less corrosion; OSHA decides employers must pay for safety gear; more