December 2014 Table of Contents

Features
Synthetic Stucco Without Failures Synthetic Stucco Without Failures

To avoid a lawsuit, build a drainable assembly. Read more

Building an Eyebrow Dormer Building an Eyebrow Dormer

CAD program simplifies layout and creates full-size patterns. Read more

Warm Stone Warm Stone

Installing tile over electric radiant heating Read more

Letters
Letters December 2014 Letters

House on wrong lot; OSHA; I-joist roofs; home-performance contracting profitable where energy prices are high Read more

Q & A
Fastening Metal Roofing Q&A Fastening Metal Roofing

Could fasteners being driven through the valleys of the metal corrugation be the cause of a leaky roof? Read more

Q&A Grounding Electrical Boxes

Is using a grounding screw required when working with metal electrical boxes? And what about grounding when using plastic boxes? Read more

Q&A Concrete Footings and Soil Moisture

Does the moisture content of the soil in a footing hole affect how bagged concrete cures? Read more

On the Job
Framing a Two-Pitch I-Joist Roof On the Job Framing a Two-Pitch I-Joist Roof

To maintain a continuous air barrier, special attention needed to be paid to the seams that formed the joint at the wall plate where the rafters would sit. Read more

Milling Rough Lumber On the Job Milling Rough Lumber

For fine woodworking, having control over the flatness and stability of the wood is paramount. Read more

Business
Markup vs. Margin Business Markup vs. Margin

Do you know the difference? Read more

Making Sense of Markup Business Making Sense of Markup

Suggestions for what to say when clients ask: What's your markup? Read more

Energy
Electric Water Heating for a Low-Load Home Energy Electric Water Heating for a Low-Load Home

Installing an electric tankless water heater proves to be cost-effective and energy efficient. Read more

Products
Creative Mines Monsoon Craft Board Form Products Creative Mines Monsoon Craft Board Form

Raw materials bring important performance characteristics to this new stone veneer brand. Read more

Panasonic Condensation Sensor Plus Products Panasonic Condensation Sensor Plus

Humidity and dew point measurements help stave off problem moisture. Read more

Moen 1800 Series Stainless Steel Sinks Products Moen 1800 Series Stainless Steel Sinks

New configurations and details bring this line of sinks up to date. Read more

Clean & Safe SurfacePro Floor Covering Products Clean & Safe SurfacePro Floor Covering

Protect newly installed flooring from jobsite damage with this breathable material. Read more

Shurtape Stucco Tapes Products Shurtape Stucco Tapes

This tape line is designed specifically to stand up to tough trowelling. Read more

ZipWall ZipFast Reusable Barrier Panels Products ZipWall ZipFast Reusable Barrier Panels

Stop throwing away plastic sheeting. ZipFast panels are reusable and pay for themselves within 10 uses. Read more

Schlage Touch Electronic Lock Products Schlage Touch Electronic Lock

It's keyless entry made easy with Schlage's touchscreen interface. Read more

Quick Door Hanger Brackets Products Quick Door Hanger Brackets

Hardware promises shim-free installs. Read more

Dexerdry Flanges Products Dexerdry Flanges

Rubber strips space grooved deck boards while forming a watertight seal between them. Read more

Klein Tools Switch Drive Handle System Products Klein Tools Switch Drive Handle System

Swap your driver heads from your power drill to this handle system for two tools in one. Read more

Weather Shield Contemporary Collection Windows & Doors Products Weather Shield Contemporary Collection Windows & Doors

Narrow frames lend a sleek look to this addition to the Premium Series. Read more

Federal Brace Corbel Converter Products Federal Brace Corbel Converter

Add decorative corbels more easily using this hardware solution. Read more

Toolbox
Bosch Wireless Charging System Toolbox Bosch Wireless Charging System

The new inductive charger works with special 18-volt 2.0-Ah Li-ion batteries. Read more

The Extractor Nail Puller JLC The Extractor Nail Puller

Because it grabs nails without cutting through the nail shank, The Extractor can help with deconstruction work where you want to preserve the materials for reuse. Read more

DeWalt DCR002 Bluetooth Radio Adaptor Toolbox DeWalt DCR002 Bluetooth Radio Adaptor

This receiver plugs into any radio with a 3.5mm auxiliary port and lets you wirelessly stream content from your smartphone from up to 100 feet away. Read more

Backfill
For the Birds Backfill For the Birds

Unlike their more modern cousins, dovecotes in medieval Europe weren't simply decorative. Read more

Other Articles
Petri Dish House Troubleshooting Petri Dish House

A cautionary tale of high indoor humidity, mold problems, and what not to do in a home if you want healthy clients. Read more

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