July 2010 Table of Contents

Features
Drywall Upgrades

Build arches, wainscot, and other architectural details with scrap drywall and specialty trim. Read more

Framing to a Fixed Elevation Framing to a Fixed Elevation

Use this simple technique to adjust for height above plate when figuring roof cuts. Read more

Retrofitting a Heat-Recovery Ventilator

The challenges are finding a good place for the unit and installing the ductwork without butchering interior finishes. Read more

Innovative Products 2010 Innovative Products 2010

JLC's annual collection of problem-solving tools and materials. Read more

Letters
Letters

Ice-dam discussion Read more

News
JLC Report: Bare-Bones HVAC Proves Its Worth in Affordable Development JLC Report: Bare-Bones HVAC Proves Its Worth in Affordable Development

Bare-bones hvac proves its worth in affordable development; proposed clampdown on fly ash draws wary response; Hovnanian pays $1 million for Clean Water Act violations; more Read more

On the Job
On the Job Classy Wrought-Iron Railings

Solid, classy, wrought-iron rails Read more

Products
Cellular PVC Moldings With Built-In J-Channels Products Cellular PVC Moldings With Built-In J-Channels

IQm Trim cellular PVC moldings feature built-in J-channels that ease installation and hide cut ends. Integrated flashing fins help direct water away from the structure. Read more

Extreme Temperature Formula Low-VOC Subfloor And Deck Construction Adhesive Products Extreme Temperature Formula Low-VOC Subfloor And Deck Construction Adhesive

Liquid Nails’ new Extreme Temperature Formula low-VOC subfloor and deck construction adhesive can be gunned by hand at temperatures down to 22°F, and will stick to wet, frozen, and treated lumber readily and won’t dissolve foams and plastics. Read more

Strong-Drive SDW Screws - For Fastening Multiple Trusses Products Strong-Drive SDW Screws - For Fastening Multiple Trusses

Made specifically for fastening multiple trusses and engineered-wood assemblies, Strong-Drive SDW screws can be used to join up to four plies of 2-by or 1 3/4-inch-thick materials from one side of the assembly. Read more

Molded Urethane Window Shutters Products Molded Urethane Window Shutters

Fypon has added to its line of molded urethane window shutters and now offers more than 140 options, including louvered, raised-panel, two- and three-board plank styles, and Three Board shutters in rectangular and arch-top versions. Read more

Mystic Rainwater Collection System Products Mystic Rainwater Collection System

Oatey’s Mystic Rainwater Collection System captures water from downspouts and redirects it through a tube into a rain barrel. Read more

Viru-Pure Water Filter Products Viru-Pure Water Filter

Everpure claims that its Viru-Pure water filter is the first one in the world that can remove viruses, as well as bacteria, cysts, and chemical contaminants. Read more

Tech-Plank Siding - Twice As Strong As Fiber Cement Products Tech-Plank Siding - Twice As Strong As Fiber Cement

Tech-Plank siding is twice as strong and noticeably lighter than fiber cement, Tech-Wood claims. Read more

Caliburn Concrete Screws Products Caliburn Concrete Screws

In addition to typical high-low drive threads, GRK’s Caliburn concrete screws have a third groove that captures excess concrete dust so it won’t interfere with penetration. Read more

Protect-O-Cap Hammer Head Covers Products Protect-O-Cap Hammer Head Covers

Protect-O-Caps help protect both painted head trim nails and plastic exterior trim. Read more

E-Treat Water Conditioning System Water Softener Products E-Treat Water Conditioning System Water Softener

Instead of salt, the E-Treat Water Conditioning System uses “anti-scale media” to convert calcium ions to tiny crystals that can’t attach to surfaces and become scale deposits. Read more

Architectural Shingles In Non-Traditional Colors Products Architectural Shingles In Non-Traditional Colors

Owens Corning’s Designer Colors Collection consists of Duration and Duration Premium architectural shingles in nontraditional color blends, including distinctive shades of red and blue. Read more

SpliceLine In-Line Wire Connector Products SpliceLine In-Line Wire Connector

With Ideal’s SpliceLine in-line wire connector, you can make a butt splice with no twisting or crimping. Read more

Toolbits
Lenox Diamond Double Tang Blades Toolbits Lenox Diamond Double Tang Blades

To cut cast-iron pipe cleanly and quickly with a reciprocating saw, it's best to use diamond grit blades, says Lenox. Read more

Milwaukee 2625-21 Hackzall Toolbits Milwaukee 2625-21 Hackzall

For situations where you have to operate a recip saw with just one hand — because the other one is holding on to the material or a ladder — Milwaukee's new 18-volt 2625-21 Hackzall may be just the ticket. Read more

Greenlee Quick Connect Flexible Installation Kit Toolbits Greenlee Quick Connect Flexible Installation Kit

Electricians use long, flexible drill bits to make holes in hard-to-reach places — to bore through a row of joists from a ceiling box, for example, while leaving the drywall undisturbed. Read more

Freud 10-Inch Combination Table-Saw Blade Toolbits Freud 10-Inch Combination Table-Saw Blade

Freud's premier 10-inch combination table-saw blade now comes in a thin-kerf model. Read more

Backfill
Backfill Spiral Stair Rail from a Tube

Spiral stair rail Read more

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