November 2000 Table of Contents

Low-Slope Reroof with EPDM Low-Slope Reroof with EPDM

Low-slope roofs can be leak-prone, especially in snow country. A New York State remodeler explains how he installed a self-adhesive membrane to protect the living space under a nearly flat roof. Read more

New Tools from the National Hardware Show

We sent two JLC editors to the show to research what’s new in the world of tools and equipment. Here’s the report from Dave Crosby. Read more

What's New in Solid-Surfacing

The solid-surfacing industry is changing fast as more manufacturers enter the market. Here’s an update of new product choices, plus a review of tools designed specifically for solid-surface fabrication. Read more

Fast Framing with Panels Fast Framing with Panels

In a tight labor market, panelized construction offers high quality and speed with a small crew — even on large projects. Read more

Glass Block Tips & Tricks Glass Block Tips & Tricks

In this article, a veteran glass block contractor explains the details that make for an elegant and trouble-free installation. Read more


Vo-tech education not enough; knowledge of building science is necessary; fiber-cement dust control; more Read more


The fight against sprawl; new labor-saving copper fittings; borate-treated lumber wards off termites; L-shaped headers for steel framing; more Read more

Q & A
Q&A: Sound-Control Batts

Q: Are sound-control batts any different from regular fiberglass batts? Read more

Q&A: Black Stripes on a Cathedral Ceiling

Q: I have been asked to determine the cause of black shadow marks on a cathedral ceiling in a new home. The black marks correspond to the bottom sections of the rafters, near where the rafters meet the wall. The black shadows do not resemble stains from water leaks. There is a gas fireplace on one of the outside walls; the fireplace has been tested for leakage, and it checked out fine. The owner burns a large candle, which sits on the fireplace mantle. Could the ceiling shadows be caused by soot from the candle? Read more

Q&A: Eaves Membrane and Drip Edge

Q: Should peel-and-stick eaves membrane be installed over or under the drip edge? Read more

Q&A: Identifying Poria Fungus Q&A: Identifying Poria Fungus

Q: While renovating a home in New Jersey, I found a fungus-like growth a few inches long growing between the tile floor and the base molding in the bathroom. The house is on a concrete slab. Is there anywhere I can have this growth tested to see if it is poria? Read more

Q&A: Barn Door Hardware

Q: I am currently building a barn and am looking for some old-fashioned barn door hinges. Do you know any sources for wrought-iron strap hinges with character? Read more

By Design: Masonry Façade Accents

Using quoins to add visual appeal to brick facades Read more

Legal Adviser: Limiting Implied Warranties

Understanding implied warranties Read more

Computer Solutions: Creating a Change Order Template Computer Solutions: Creating a Change Order Template

Creating a spreadsheet template for change orders Read more


Books on lighting design Read more


Extra-wide entry door; self-stick roofing; circuit breaker finder; roll-out cargo bed for pickups; aluminum columns; ladder rung extender; more Read more

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