September 2016 Table of Contents

Features
A Practical Guide to Building in Seismic Zones A Practical Guide to Building in Seismic Zones

Steel and framing hardware requirements demand a whole new approach to foundation and framing Read more

Building Custom Doors on Site Building Custom Doors on Site

Success comes from having a fast and easy method to join the rails and stiles and a super-flat surface for the glue-up. Read more

A Habitat Energy Makeover A Habitat Energy Makeover

Donated labor and materials made this building-science feat feasible Read more

Training the Trades
Q&A
Wastewater Heat Recovery Systems Wastewater Heat Recovery Systems

Here’s how to make it less expensive to take a shower. Read more

Tinning Copper Roofing Panels

Is this step needed when soldering copper? Read more

Accessing an In-Wall Toilet Tank

How hard is maintenance when you can’t see the tank? Read more

Business
The Hidden Cost of Jobs That Linger The Hidden Cost of Jobs That Linger

Controlling costs is easy. Maintaining cash flow may not be. Read more

Troubleshooting
Sheathing Damage From Using Wide, Impermeable Flashing Sheathing Damage From Using Wide, Impermeable Flashing

In cold climates,wide, impermeable flashing can inhibit drying, leading to some nasty rot around window and door openings. Read more

JLC Field Guide
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