July 2016 Table of Contents

Features
Repairing Stone Patios Over Living Space Repairing Stone Patios Over Living Space

Thorough waterproofing is essential for a leak-free job Read more

Hanging Pre-Hung Interior Doors Hanging Pre-Hung Interior Doors

Stay organized and keep a production mind-set Read more

Training the Trades
Union Town Union Town

A look at the union training facilities in Chicago Read more

Business
Unholy Trinity Unholy Trinity

Is it the contractor’s job to manage the customer’s expectations while educating them about cost considerations? Absolutely. Read more

Energy
Testing House Tightness With a Duct Blaster Testing House Tightness With a Duct Blaster

Small duct-testing equipment can be re-purposed for whole house airtightness testing. In some situations, that flexibility comes in very handy. Read more

Toolbox
Products
Kilz Launches Paint Line with HGTV's Joanna Gaines Kilz Launches Paint Line with HGTV's Joanna Gaines

The color palette and finishes will reflect the Fixer Upper star's country-chic style Read more

Armstrong's Metallaire Panels Make Stylish Accents Armstrong's Metallaire Panels Make Stylish Accents

As wall, ceiling, or backsplash coverings, Metallaire panels recall vintage tin ceilings Read more

Bosch's Wall-Mount On-Demand Water Heaters WATER HEATING Bosch's Wall-Mount On-Demand Water Heaters

The Tronic line of whole-house hot water heaters: More efficient than other on-demand electric units? Read more

Anti-Vibe Hammer Tacker From Bostitch HAND TOOLS Anti-Vibe Hammer Tacker From Bostitch

Reduce shock transmitted to the user with the new design from Bostitch Read more

Improved Downdraft Technology Improved Downdraft Technology

Best's new Cattura design adds stronger, quieter ventilation for island stovetops. Read more

Graco ToughTek S340e Portable Stucco Pump Graco ToughTek S340e Portable Stucco Pump

Apply stucco, EIFS, WRBs, and more all around the house with the unit's 20-gallon hopper Read more

Double-Sided Containment Tape Double-Sided Containment Tape

Designed for remodel and abatement work, this Shurtape product uses different specialized adhesives on each side for a secure seal Read more

GE Expands Smart Product Offerings on IFTTT Platform SMART HOME GE Expands Smart Product Offerings on IFTTT Platform

These appliances can talk to each other and other IoT-enabled devices to enhance the smart home experience Read more

More Affordable Truck Boxes More Affordable Truck Boxes

Weatherguards' Defender Series offers a variety of configurations and sizes to keep tools protected. Read more

Gerber Introduces Luxoval Lavatory Sinks BATH Gerber Introduces Luxoval Lavatory Sinks

The oval and round sink options are ideal for smaller bathrooms Read more

Husky Adjustable-Height 52-inch Workbench TOOL STORAGE Husky Adjustable-Height 52-inch Workbench

Bring the workshop up to your level with a bench top that raises and lowers with the turn of a crank Read more

Kreg Clamping Solutions with Automaxx Auto-Adjust Kreg Clamping Solutions with Automaxx Auto-Adjust

Automaxx lets users set the clamp pressure once and maintain it without re-adjusting Read more

Backfill
All Roads Lead to ‘D’ Backfill All Roads Lead to ‘D’

While restoring an entry for an 18th-century taven, the secret to classical proportion is revealed Read more

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