March 1992 Table of Contents

Features
Dry Wall Trim: Beyond Cornerbead

Fancy drywall details are simplified by a host of new specialty trims and treatments. Read more

Innovations in Hydronic Heating

A look at how new systems developed in Europe can provide flexible zoning and top heating performance. Read more

Interview: Growth Without the Pain

We talk with remodeler Kelley Hale on how he used the art of delegation to guide his company through a rapid growth spurt. Read more

Laying the Groundwork: Tips From an Excavator

An excavation contractor tells what to look for in a quality excavation job. Read more

One-Step Stem Wall Foundations

You can form and pour your own stem wall foundation using this contractor’s approach. Read more

Two-Car Garage Shop

With the right plan, you can create a good wood shop in a small space. A veteran cabinetmaker tells you how. Read more

Letters
Q & A
Q&A: Finish For Weathered Siding

Q: I have been told that the oils in a penetrating oil-base stain will improve old, dry clapboards. Is this true, or would it be better to seal the weather checks with a high-quality oil-based or latex paint? Read more

Q&A: Sealing Exterior Chimney to Framing Q&A: Sealing Exterior Chimney to Framing

Q: For a brick fireplace and chimney on a gable end wall, how should the joint between the framing and the brick be sealed? Can a thermal break be included in the masonry to stop heat loss? Read more

Q&A: Lifetime of Hot-Mopped Roof

Q: What is the life expectancy of hot-mopped asphalt on a flat roof? Will aluminum paint extend the life of the roof? If so, how often should the roof be recoated with the paint? Read more

Products
For What It's Worth

Water-Saving Flapper Read more

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