January 2015 Table of Contents

Features
Hanging Drywall Smart Hanging Drywall Smart

Don't expect the taper to fix your mistakes. Read more

Retrofit Soundproofing Retrofit Soundproofing

Practical solutions for quieting homes Read more

Letters
January 2015 Letters Letters January 2015 Letters

Plan for reroofing when installing step flashing and counterflashing on a stucco house Read more

Q & A
Drawing an Ellipse Q&A Drawing an Ellipse

If you're not sold on the nails-and-string method, try this one. Read more

Q&A Connecting a Dishwasher Drain Hose

Is it better to run the dishwasher drain into the kitchen sink drain or directly into the waste line? Read more

On the Job
A Flush-Framed Floor to Maximize Space A Flush-Framed Floor to Maximize Space

Eliminating a dropped beam and a brick pier in a basement remodel required the use of steel and Microlams. Read more

Business
Business An App That Changed the Way I Work

Using an online scheduling app for sales calls improves productivity while providing prospective customers with a better experience. Read more

When the Customer Is the Owner Business When the Customer Is the Owner

Having the company perform work for the owner is essentially the same as taking money out of the company and should be recorded that way in the financials. Read more

Business Incorporated - It's Not Enough

Incorporating your business shields you from attacks on your household—so long as you keep business separate from personal. Read more

Products
Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet Hybrid Fire Grills Products Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet Hybrid Fire Grills

Settle the grill fuel debate with a little of everything. These grills use gas, charcoal, or wood to suit all tastes. Read more

Wellborn ColorInspire Program Products Wellborn ColorInspire Program

Paint options from major manufacturers open Wellborn customers to a wealth of colorful selections. Read more

Simpson Strong-Tie Fastener for Coastal Pile Construction Products Simpson Strong-Tie Fastener for Coastal Pile Construction

Eliminate extra parts and installation steps with SDWH Timber Hex-HDG screws. Read more

Marvin Introduces Ultimate Multi-Slide Door Products Marvin Introduces Ultimate Multi-Slide Door

A wide array of sizes and configurations offers multiple ways to light up your clients' homes. Read more

Heatilator Crave Linear Fireplace Products Heatilator Crave Linear Fireplace

Customize your fireplace with a range of decorative options. Read more

American Standard's Optum VorMax Delivers a Cleaner Flush Products American Standard's Optum VorMax Delivers a Cleaner Flush

A redesigned flushing solution scrubs the bowl with just 1.28 gallons per flush. Read more

Calculated Industries Construction Master Plus EZ Prompting Calculator Products Calculated Industries Construction Master Plus EZ Prompting Calculator

Fill in the numbers you know and let this construction math calculator do the rest. Read more

Perfectly Warm Peel and Stick Radiant Heat Products Perfectly Warm Peel and Stick Radiant Heat

Take the chill off tile floors with this thin-film radiant-heat solution. Read more

TimberTech Legacy Collection Ashwood Decking Products TimberTech Legacy Collection Ashwood Decking

The latest Legacy Collection color gives the appearance of silvered lumber. Read more

Atlas Roofing WeatherMaster TU Ultra SE Products Atlas Roofing WeatherMaster TU Ultra SE

This self-adhesive, high-temperature underlayment is designed for use with tile, metal, and slate roofs. Read more

HouseGuard Wall Ninja Products HouseGuard Wall Ninja

Water migrating through the basement wall is channelled out below the floor. Read more

Velux GXU Roof Access Window Products Velux GXU Roof Access Window

The window swings open enough to satisfy emergency egress requirements. Read more

Toolbox
Milwaukee M18 Fuel 7.25 Inch Circular Saw Toolbox Milwaukee M18 Fuel 7.25 Inch Circular Saw

Though it doesn't replace a corded saw for production work, it is handy to have around for smaller jobs. Read more

Pak-Lite Flashlight Toolbox Pak-Lite Flashlight

A simple cap with two LEDs turns a 9-volt battery into a tiny flashlight. Read more

Bosch SDS-Plus Mortar Knives Toolbox Bosch SDS-Plus Mortar Knives

A new attachment for an SDS-plus rotary hammer makes chipping out old mortar a lot faster. Read more

DeWalt DWHT51138 Framing Hammer Toolbox DeWalt DWHT51138 Framing Hammer

Despite its light weight, this hammer gets the job done. Read more

Backfill
Floating Islands Backfill Floating Islands

With a thick, three-dimensional plastic mesh made from recycled plastic water bottles as their structural base, these artificial islands can be up to an acre in size. Read more

Other Articles
Lateral Bracing for Decks Lateral Bracing for Decks

Clear guidance on the code’s messy lateral-load provision Read more

Planning Ahead for Combustion Air Troubleshooting Planning Ahead for Combustion Air

When tucking a fuel-burning appliance into a small utility room, provide sufficient ventilation for it to operate safely and efficiently. Read more

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