February 2010 Table of Contents

Features
A Simple Approach to Home Energy Rating A Simple Approach to Home Energy Rating

Here’s a manageable way to track and analyze the energy usage of your customers’ homes . Read more

Dry Deck Over Living Space Dry Deck Over Living Space

A multilayer cementitious coating provides a walkable waterproof surface with a Class A rating. Read more

Installing French Doors Installing French Doors

Fix the leaks before they start with careful framing and the proper sill pan, flashing, and sealant. Read more

Can Mold Give You Headaches?

You bet it can: When it comes to this pervasive fungus, a little can go a long way toward wrecking a job. Read more

Job-Costing With Quicken Job-Costing With Quicken

Pushing this inexpensive checkbook program to its limits can give you a simple, streamlined approach to check writing, payroll accounting, and job-costing. Read more

Letters
Letters Letters

Entrepreneur alert; cedar ridges Read more

News
JLC Report: Can Replacement Windows Live Up to Energy Claims? JLC Report: Can Replacement Windows Live Up to Energy Claims?

Can replacement windows live up to energy claims?; keeping basements dry; Florida prepares for global warming; more Read more

On the Job
On the Job: Victorian-Style Door Casing On the Job: Victorian-Style Door Casing

Victorian-style door casing; portable tool shed Read more

Products
Cost-Cutting Heat-Pump Water Heater Cost-Cutting Heat-Pump Water Heater

The Geyser heat-pump water heater connects to the tank of an existing water heater or any similar insulated storage tank but runs more economically than standard electric or gas-fired units, says the manufacturer. Read more

Toolbox
Bosch GTL3 Tile Laser Toolbox Bosch GTL3 Tile Laser

Nearly all my remodeling jobs involve some kind of tile, so I'm constantly doing tile layout. Read more

Toolbits
Collins Tool Mitertite Jig Toolbits Collins Tool Mitertite Jig

The Mitertite makes miter joints in window and door casing that stay tight over time. Read more

DeWalt Contractor Adjustable Aluminum Rack Toolbits DeWalt Contractor Adjustable Aluminum Rack

With the DeWalt Contractor Adjustable Aluminum Rack, you can get your hauling done and then drop the top for a sportier look. Read more

Stall Saw Shower Countersink Adapter Toolbits Stall Saw Shower Countersink Adapter

Mud-pan shower bases for tile require the drain to be flush with the subfloor. Read more

Master Lock 2841 AT Ball Mount Toolbits Master Lock 2841 AT Ball Mount

Make your truck a more versatile hauling rig with an adjustable-height ball mount. Read more

Backfill
Backfill Architect-Builder Uses Natural Tree Forms

Architect Roald Gundersen and his team at Whole Tree Architecture and Construction are all for putting small-diameter trees — the “weeds” of the forest — to practical use. Read more

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