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Choosing a Whole-House Ventilation Strategy
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Choosing a Whole-House Ventilation Strategy

An update on current standards and how to meet them Read more

Troubleshooting: Water Heater in a Crawlspace
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Troubleshooting: Water Heater in a Crawlspace

Vertical limitations and code requirements make it difficult to impossible to... Read more

Conventional Roof Framing: A Code's-Eye View
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Conventional Roof Framing: A Code's-Eye View

When it’s boiled down, there are essentially two standard methods of roof... Read more

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Mississippi Adopts Statewide Building Code Law

After receiving negative attention for lax code policies, Mississippi has moved to require enforcement of model building codes statewide. Read more

The Case of the Sobbing Siding
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The Case of the Sobbing Siding

On a callback for a siding leak, a building inspector discovers that his roof... Read more

Tips For Building Deck Stairs
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Tips For Building Deck Stairs

The stairs are one of the most important parts of a deck. If proper attention... Read more

Testing Home Ductwork For Leaks
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Testing Home Ductwork For Leaks

Current versions of the model code require air-tightness testing of heating and... Read more

More Wall Bracing Options Using OSB
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More Wall Bracing Options Using OSB

The Engineered Wood Association has been working to broaden the choices for using... Read more

Fire Sprinkler Debate: Still Smoldering
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Fire Sprinkler Debate: Still Smoldering

Firefighters and home builders are still at odds over the issue of proposed code... Read more

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Southern Pine 2x4 Lumber Downgraded
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