August 2014 Table of Contents

Features
Setting Kitchen Cabinets Setting Kitchen Cabinets

A guide to problem-free installation Read more

Prepping for Outdoor Patio Tile Installation Prepping for Outdoor Patio Tile Installation

Detail the substrate properly for a long-lasting floor. Read more

Q & A
Q&A Venting a Sewage Ejector Tank

What is the proper way to vent a system that uses a sewage ejector tank? Read more

Creating a Bollard Q&A Creating a Bollard

What are the engineering requirements for a bollard in a residential garage? Read more

On the Job
Best Practice for Stucco Parapet Caps On the Job Best Practice for Stucco Parapet Caps

To ensure a waterproof installation, use adhesive between layers of waterproofing materials and pay close attention to corners and intersections. Read more

Building a Decorative Mantel On the Job Building a Decorative Mantel

Including the overmantel and pediment, the woodwork around this fireplace is more than 12 feet high. Read more

Energy
Energy More Than 'Tips' Needed to Improve Energy Efficiency

A thorough, step-by-step analysis that treats the home as an integrated system is the only route to true performance improvements, including lower energy bills and better indoor air quality. Read more

Products
Pin Foundations Diamond Pier Foundation System Products Pin Foundations Diamond Pier Foundation System

The Diamond Pier system consists of a precast concrete head, which you install at the ground surface, and steel bearing pins that you drive through the head into the ground. Read more

Simplifii Design Simpliframe Modular Fastening System Products Simplifii Design Simpliframe Modular Fastening System

Simpliframe offers an alternative to wood-framed soffits, allowing you to create a variety of soffit shapes and sizes. Read more

Starborn Pro Plug System for PVC Products Starborn Pro Plug System for PVC

A special tool and pre-made plugs help speed up the process of screwing down and plugging PVC deck boards. Read more

Native Trails NativeStone Kitchen and Bar Sinks Products Native Trails NativeStone Kitchen and Bar Sinks

Concrete is reinforced with jute fibers for a lightweight, crack-resistant sink. Read more

K.N. Crowder Catch'N'Close Door Track Products K.N. Crowder Catch'N'Close Door Track

Gentle closing action saves fingers from getting caught between the door and the door jamb. Read more

i-Lighting Iluma Hardscape Retrofit Lighting Products i-Lighting Iluma Hardscape Retrofit Lighting

Strips with removable LED lights are designed to be added to existing outdoor masonry features. Read more

QuietWalk Floor Underlayment Products QuietWalk Floor Underlayment

Also available in 360-square-foot contractor rolls, this synthetic substrate for laminate floors is designed to inhibit sound transmission. Read more

Sherwin-Williams Emerald Acrylic Latex Paint Products Sherwin-Williams Emerald Acrylic Latex Paint

In both exterior and interior versions, colorants are completely free of VOCs. Read more

Toolbox
DeWalt Deep Pro (DWST14825) and Mid-Size Pro (DWST14740) Organizers Toolbox DeWalt Deep Pro (DWST14825) and Mid-Size Pro (DWST14740) Organizers

Keep fasteners handy with these sturdy and portable containers. Read more

Ridgid LM-400 Laser Distance Meter Toolbox Ridgid LM-400 Laser Distance Meter

Though packed with features, the meter falls somewhat short of expectations. Read more

Backfill
Roll Out the Barrel House Backfill Roll Out the Barrel House

A former summer camp whose design came straight from the funny pages gets a new life as a museum. Read more

Other Articles
Troubleshooting: Water Heater in a Crawlspace Trobleshooting Troubleshooting: Water Heater in a Crawlspace

Vertical limitations and code requirements make it difficult to impossible to install a water heater in a crawlspace. Here's what you need to know. Read more

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