Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA

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From Boston to Los Angeles, Teardowns Spark Controversy

You can make big money tearing down small houses. But it might not make everyone happy. More

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That's About the Size of It

Where does the Lowe's ruling on lumber labeling leave those of us in the construction industry? More

Song of the Saw--the Other Life of the Full-Size Hand Saw
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Song of the Saw--the Other Life of the Full-Size Hand Saw

Full-size handsaws, once indispensable to the day-to-day business of cutting... More

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Communities Mandate the Removal of Wood Roofing

In an effort to curb the risk of wildfire destroying homes, more and more western communities push for the removal of existing wood roofing. More

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JLC April Letters

Joists in an old floor, repairing a concrete slab in an old floor, and more. More

Have Strict Building Codes Saved Chile?
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Have Strict Building Codes Saved Chile?

Strict building codes and the preparedness of millions of Chileans have been... More

Gray Water's Time in the Sun
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Gray Water's Time in the Sun

As the California drought grinds on, renewed interest in using grey water heats up. More

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Proposal to Require Hot Water Pipe Insulation

To curtail wasted water and energy, the NRDC and the UA propose that all hot water piping systems in new buildings be insulated, such as those serving lavatories, showers, dishwashers, and kitchen sinks. More

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Los Angeles Will Require Reflective “Cool” Roofing

All new and remodeled roofs in Los Angeles will now be required to reflect sunlight, not absorb it. More

Hougen HMD904 Magnetic Drill
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Hougen HMD904 Magnetic Drill

A contractor reviews this portable drill, which when equipped with annular cutters... More

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