September 2012 Table of Contents

Features
The Case of the Leaky Sunspace and the Brick Wall The Case of the Leaky Sunspace and the Brick Wall

For years water dripped into offices housed in a glass enclosure -- for days after rainstorms had stopped. Do you know why and how to fix it? Read more

Tightening Up a Two-Family House Tightening Up a Two-Family House

Chasing down and fixing energy leaks in an old house can be tricky and expensive, but utility incentives may help. Read more

Compact Routers Compact Routers

These tools are more powerful, flexible, and convenient than traditional laminate trimmers. Read more

Troubleshooting Brick Veneer Troubleshooting Brick Veneer

Diagnose the flashing flaws that allow moisture to get into the cavity and ruin sheathing, framing, and interior finishes, then correct them once and for all. Read more

Expanding a Kitchen Expanding a Kitchen

Even a small addition presents a number of structural challenges. Read more

Letters
I-Joist Installation

Feedback from a JLC reader Read more

Letters Better Materials for Super-Insulation

Feedback from a JLC reader Read more

Letters Overhead Slabs

Feedback from a JLC reader. Read more

Q&A
Q&A Reusing Salvaged Brick

Old bricks are risky for exterior use; save them for interior projects, and use the proper mortar Read more

Q&A Leaks at H-Clips With Zip Sheathing

Proper taping technique is key. Read more

Q&A Fire Retardant in Spray Foam

Is it a potential health hazard? Read more

On the Job
Sprucing Up a Porch Floor On the Job Sprucing Up a Porch Floor

A small porch replacement job calls for cantilevered framing and curved decking Read more

Business
Business Surviving a Competitive Bid

A good strategy starts with knowing when to say no. Read more

Products
Wine Fridge Wine Fridge

Miele's Under Counter Wine Storage Unit fits into almost any size kitchen Read more

Tough Roof Underlayment Tough Roof Underlayment

NovaSeal underlayment is lighter and stronger than felt and provides better coverage, says maker Read more

Thumb-Operated Shower Thumb-Operated Shower

Moen's Twist handheld shower allows users to change spray patterns with one hand Read more

Fiberglass Sidelights for Entry Doors Fiberglass Sidelights for Entry Doors

A stylish new option for Therma-Tru's Classic-Craft entry doors Read more

Shrink-Resistant Floor Tie Screw Shrink-Resistant Floor Tie Screw

The SDWF structural wood screw is designed to help compensate for a structure's shrinkage over time Read more

Shoe Storage Closet Conveyor Shoe Storage Closet Conveyor

ShoeSelect is an electric conveyor that packs two columns of shoes in a closet Read more

Rotating Shower Rotating Shower

The FlipSide showerhead rotates to deliver four different sprays Read more

Energy Efficient LED Bulbs Energy Efficient LED Bulbs

Verbatim says its PAR38 LEDs dramatically reduce energy consumption Read more

Ground Blanket for Cold Weather Heating Products Ground Blanket for Cold Weather Heating

Instead of heating the entire building to protect a cold-weather concrete pour, put the heat just where it's needed Read more

Fiberglass Entry Doors Fiberglass Entry Doors

GlassCraft says its Artisan and Estate doors look and feel like wood Read more

Affordable Sink, Toilet, and Tub Fixtures Affordable Sink, Toilet, and Tub Fixtures

These sinks, toilets, and tubs provide top-quality design at affordable prices, says the maker Read more

Toolbits
Quick-Change Chuck for Routers Quick-Change Chuck for Routers

With the Eliminator you can say goodbye to knuckle-busting two-wrench bit changes Read more

Protective Headphones Protective Headphones

These stereo earmuffs could make a noisy job easier to bear Read more

TeleFlight Temporary Stair TeleFlight Temporary Stair

This adjustable aluminum stair can span runs up to 14 feet Read more

Taping Knives Toolbits Taping Knives

Two collections from Hyde Tools designed specifically for pros Read more

Backfill
Restoring a Church Steeple Backfill Restoring a Church Steeple

A wind-damaged church gets a new aluminum spire. Read more

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