March 2014 Table of Contents

Features
Cool Tools for 2014 From STAFDA Cool Tools for 2014 From STAFDA

Bar-raising products from the annual Specialty Tools & Fasteners Distributors Association trade show Read more

After the Boulder Flood When the flooding stops, the cleanup begins. After the Boulder Flood

When the flooding stops, the cleanup begins. Read more

Layout for Tile Floors Layout for Tile Floors

Proper layout doesn’t just mean a good-looking floor; it can save you material and installation time as well. Read more

Letters
Safely Moving a Large Beam With a Forklift Letter Safely Moving a Large Beam With a Forklift

A reader writes in with concerns about safety on the job when working with forklifts Read more

Q & A
Q&A Steam Heat vs. Hydronic Heat

A reader ponders whether to stick with steam or convert to hydronic. Read more

Insulating Outside the Foundation Q&A Insulating Outside the Foundation

Best practices for insulating a foundation. Read more

Q&A Fastening Deck Ledger to an I-Joist Floor

If you need to attach a deck ledger to a house with I-Joist floors, first figure out if the rim board is structural and go from there Read more

On the Job
Basement Stairs Transplant On the Job Basement Stairs Transplant

Stacking the basement stairs under the stairs to the second floor opens up the living space. Read more

Working With Roxul Insulation On the Job Working With Roxul Insulation

Choosing insulation for a high-performance home in Northern Vermont requires thought and care. The right choice can make a huge difference in both comfort and cost efficiency. Read more

Business
Business Have Job, Will Travel

Unless an employee is driving to or from home, he needs to be paid for travel time. Read more

Author Rank and SEO Business Author Rank and SEO

For top online search ranking, be a subject matter expert. Read more

Personal Dashboard Business Personal Dashboard

Setting up a single screen with your calendar, email, and links to your favorite websites can save you hours of surfing. Read more

Products
Red Head Epcon S7 Hybrid Epoxy Adhesive Products Red Head Epcon S7 Hybrid Epoxy Adhesive

Formulated for adhering threaded rod and reinforcing bar into concrete. Read more

Indow Windows Acrylic Storm Window Inserts Products Indow Windows Acrylic Storm Window Inserts

These sturdy inserts are custom made. Read more

Noritz NRC711 Condensing Tankless Unit Products Noritz NRC711 Condensing Tankless Unit

A gas-fired condensing unit with an Energy Factor of 0.94 for both NG and LP fuels. Read more

Leviton Humidity Sensor Products Leviton Humidity Sensor

A screwdriver is all you need to make adjustments to this state-of-the-art sensor. Read more

Kerdi Tileable Drain Products Kerdi Tileable Drain

Covering support consists of a stainless steel plate with a coating that allows bonding to ceramic or stone tile. Read more

DBC Drywall Bridging Connector Products DBC Drywall Bridging Connector

Can be installed with a single screw and is compatible with conventional and proprietary drywall studs. Read more

Fortifiber Precut L7 Flashing Products Fortifiber Precut L7 Flashing

Should make it easier to flash electrical boxes and other penetrations. Read more

Pro Clima Solitex Mento Housewrap Products Pro Clima Solitex Mento Housewrap

Vapor migrates in and out by passing along a molecular chain in the membrane. Read more

Florim Glazed Wood-Look Porcelain Tiles Products Florim Glazed Wood-Look Porcelain Tiles

Mimics the hardwood planks seen in older docks and jetties. Read more

Lennox Envy Fireplace Products Lennox Envy Fireplace

"Full Flame" burner technology varies the air-fuel ratios to generate more or less heat while still maintaining a strong flame. Read more

Lenova Ledge Prep Sink Products Lenova Ledge Prep Sink

Each sink has a 90-degree ledge pressed into the front and back that converts it to a food-prep center. Read more

Gold Coat Joist Hangar Hardware Products Gold Coat Joist Hangar Hardware

Engineered for corrosive environments, such as right on the ocean. Read more

Backfill
Legislation Is the Mother of Invention Backfill Legislation Is the Mother of Invention

Rough-Service incandescents keep the lights on. Read more

Other Articles
Troubleshooting Scuppers and Drains for Waterproof Decks

The worst dry-rot damage usually occurs where drains and scuppers penetrate a deck. Here’s how to avoid it. Read more

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