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Getting ready for the next economic downturn, Category 5 wiring, hurricane-resistant concrete houses, sun exposure warning More

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Products

Carbide-tipped rebar cutter, inflatable knee pads, flood-detector sump pump, magnetic gate latch, flexible screening, new drywall corner bead More

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Prep Work for Clear Finishes

Clear finishes magnify any imperfections in the wood underneath. For a top-notch job, knowing how to sand, stain, and fill the raw wood is more than half the battle. More

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Fluorescent down light, extra-wide corner bead, retrofit scald protection More

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Software for Builders That Works

Every construction software package promises the world, but few deliver. Four contractors who’ve tried them all talk about the programs that work for their businesses. More

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For What It's Worth

Skylight tubes, portable job-site cooler, flexible J-channel, low-VOC contact cement More

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Brushing Up on Water-Based Paints

Federal regulation of VOCs has made the change to latex finishes inevitable. A painting contractor explains how to get the same quality and performance from water-based paints that you were accustomed to with oil-based products. More

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Q&A: Best Primer & Paint for Stucco

Q: What is the best primer and paint for an unpainted stucco exterior? More

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