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  • Installing Interior PVC Trim

    Tips on smoothing routed surfaces and gluing joints

    Journal of Light Construction March 08, 2013

     
  • Hallway Outlets

    What are the rules for eletrical outlets in hallways?

    Journal of Light Construction March 08, 2013

     
  • Small EIFS Repairs

    A stucco contractor explains how to patch minor nicks and abrasions in EIFS while matching the original finish

    Journal of Light Construction January 14, 2013

     
  • Cleaning Old Beams

    Soda-blasting worked where oxalic acid, walnut shells, and soap and water failed

    Journal of Light Construction January 14, 2013

     
  • Roof Truss Repair

    Field repairs should always be designed by an engineer

    Journal of Light Construction January 14, 2013

     
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    Cutting Holes in Sheathing

    Openings in a braced wall could interrupt the load path

    Journal of Light Construction December 14, 2012

     
  • Reusing Loose-Fill Cellulose

    Working around existing attic insulation to seal air leaks may be more cost-effective than removing and replacing it

    Journal of Light Construction December 12, 2012

     
  • Walking on Attic Cellulose

    When framing is buried beneath loose-fill cellulose, move slowly and carefully, and fill in any excavated areas

    Journal of Light Construction November 12, 2012

     
  • illustration Pony Wall Support

    Stiffening a Pony Wall

    Rigid framing for a low wall with one freestanding end

    Journal of Light Construction November 12, 2012

     
  • Does Code Allow Ground Supported Decks?

    Although not directly addressed by the code, model code provisions seem to permit their use

    Journal of Light Construction November 12, 2012

     
  • Installing Drywall Over Rigid Foam

    Drywall expert and home performance contractor Myron Ferguson explains how to install drywall over rigid interior foam

    Journal of Light Construction October 02, 2012

     
  • Active vs. Passive Fall Protection

    Either guardrails or safety harness systems can be used to proect workers from falls

    Journal of Light Construction October 02, 2012

     
  • Is There a Way to Predict Which Pieces of PT Lumber Will Twist?

    Matching grain orientation at both ends of a piece of lumber indicates stability.

    Journal of Light Construction October 02, 2012

     
  • Reusing Salvaged Brick

    Old bricks are risky for exterior use; save them for interior projects, and use the proper mortar

    Journal of Light Construction September 10, 2012

     
  • Leaks at H-Clips With Zip Sheathing

    Proper taping technique is key.

    Journal of Light Construction September 10, 2012

     
  • Fire Retardant in Spray Foam (Subscriber content)

    Is it a potential health hazard?

    Journal of Light Construction September 10, 2012

     
  • Controlling Whole-House Remodeling Costs

    Managing customer and architect expectations can head off problems in a remodeling project.

    Journal of Light Construction August 09, 2012

     
  • Matching Old and New Cabinet Finishes

    Either overstain the new cabinets, or sand and refinish the old ones

    Journal of Light Construction August 09, 2012

     
  • Installing Hardwood Flooring over Vinyl

    Hardwood flooring can be installed over existing sheet vinyl if key conditions are met

    Journal of Light Construction July 13, 2012

     
  • Curbing Conductive Heat Loss Through a Glulam Beam

    Conductive heat loss through a glulam beam may be a minor problem in the context of whole-house heat loss.

    Journal of Light Construction July 13, 2012

     
 
 
 
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