October 2015 Table of Contents

Features
Installing High-Performance Windows Installing High-Performance Windows

Installation details must perform as well as the window itself Read more

Common Siding Failures Common Siding Failures

Avoid errors that will cause a fiber-cement job to fail Read more

A Builder's Guide to Pocket Hole Joinery A Builder's Guide to Pocket Hole Joinery

An efficient and durable way to join wood on site Read more

Letters
October 2015 Letters

Letters from readers Read more

Q&A
Piping for Compressed Air Q&A Piping for Compressed Air

For a small shop, look beyond metal piping for options that are less expensive and easier to install. Read more

Q&A Nailing Wood Flooring

Hammers, pneumatic nailers, and nailing machines all have their pros and cons. Read more

On the Job
Air-Sealing Retrofit for a Chimney Chase Air-Sealing Retrofit for a Chimney Chase

While they have the roof open, a weatherizing crew takes advantage of easy access to plug a major air leak around the brick chimney, using metal flashing and heat-resistant caulk. Read more

Refinishing a Hail-Damaged Home Refinishing a Hail-Damaged Home

While time consuming and costly, the surface restoration was still significantly less than a siding replacement Read more

Business
Three Ways to Price Yourself Out of Business Three Ways to Price Yourself Out of Business

Stay out of trouble by avoiding these common mistakes. Read more

Troubleshooting
Draining Low-Slope Roofs Draining Low-Slope Roofs

Poor drain design along with inadequate pitch can result in catastrophic water damage. Read more

Energy
Tougher Energy Codes Prompt "Advanced Framing" Switch Tougher Energy Codes Prompt "Advanced Framing" Switch

When mid-Atlantic builders had to make the jump from R13 walls to R20 walls, advanced wall framing started to look like the best option. Read more

Products
Toolbox
Paslode F350-P Framing Nailer Toolbox Paslode F350-P Framing Nailer

Long known for tools that drive paper-collated fasteners, Paslode now makes a 21-degree gun and resin collated fasteners that work with it Read more

Vise-Grip ErgoMulti Long Nose Pliers Toolbox Vise-Grip ErgoMulti Long Nose Pliers

The 62-degree-angle head reduces wrist strain and makes for easier handling Read more

Rockler Dust Right Universal Port Hose Kit Toolbox Rockler Dust Right Universal Port Hose Kit

This universal hose adapter does a good job connecting various vacs to the dust ports of various brands of power tools Read more

Backfill
When Work And Life Overlap On My Plate When Work And Life Overlap

Roe Osborn admires the fine quality (and eclectic) interior details found in this historic Cape Cod mansion. Read more

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