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More stories about Zoning

  • Practical Engineering: Holding Down the Roof

    Wind uplift on roofs

  • Letters

    Leave remodeling to professionals, base flashing detail for irregular foundations, pros and cons of forced-hot-air zoning

  • Hydronic Baseboard Basics

    Finned-tube baseboard is the most commonly installed hot-water heating system in the country. An expert system designer explains how to size and install an efficient layout using the latest equipment.

  • Zoning Forced-Air Heating Systems

    An hvac contractor shows how he uses advanced controls and motorized dampers to provide balanced zone control in forced-air heating systems, in both retrofits and new installations.

  • Organizing the Small Construction Office

    Does your office look like a tornado just blew through it? This simple method improves efficiency by putting everything where it belongs.

  • Products

    Tool belt system, tailgate step, cold weather paint, stronger felt underlayment, retrofit downlight kits

  • Products

    Hydronic zone control valve, pro-duty kneepads, prefab corner moldings, emergency generator panel

  • Hydro-Air Heating Options

    For climates where both heating and cooling are needed, this hybrid system offers the greatest flexibility. An hvac contractor shows how he makes it work.

  • Legal Adviser: When a Permit Goes Bad

    Building permit problems

  • Heating System Tuneups

    Most furnaces and boilers more than five years old can benefit from modifications that will improve performance. A seasoned hvac contractor explains which upgrades will be most cost-effective for gas- and oil-fired systems.