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  • Rot-Resistant Deck Details

    For a deck that lasts, seal cut ends, space deck boards far enough apart, and reduce places where leaf litter can collect.

  • Ventilation vs. Eaves Blocking in Seismic Zones

    Q. I have a question about the hidden soffit vent details you've published recently (Backfill, 7/04; Letters, 10/04). Is it possible to build this so that you get a positive transfer of lateral loads from the roof sheathing to the frieze blocking and into

  • Air Conditioning for Humid Climates

    Balancing cooling with humidity control is a tough job in the coastal South. A North Carolina hvac pro explains how the latest generation of cooling equipment meets the challenge.

  • Q&A: Keeping Attics Cool

    Q. A two-story house I'm working on has a zoned air-conditioning system with ductwork running through the hot attic, and the A/C can't keep the upstairs zone cool on hot, sunny days. What's the best way to cool that attic space down -- add gable vents to the existing soffit and ridge vents setup...

  • Q&A: One Furnace or Two?

    Q: What factors must be considered when deciding whether to use a large hot-air furnace with two zones or two smaller furnaces?

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    Screening enquiry calls to find the right customers

  • Fall Protection Update

    In an effort to make fall protection more practical, OSHA continues to refine its alternative strategies. A framing contractor explains how to work safely and meet the regs, but still get the job done.