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Insulating a Sunroom Floor
Insulating a Sunroom Floor

An insulated floor can make that sunroom more livable. Read more

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Modified vs. Unmodified Thinset
Modified vs. Unmodified Thinset

Q: What is the difference between modified and unmodified thinset, and... Read more

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Installing Doors Before Carpet Is Laid

Use a slightly different approach when installing doors before carpeting. Read more

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Fiber vs. Wire Mesh Reinforcing
Fiber vs. Wire Mesh Reinforcing

Q: Which is better at preventing cracks in concrete slabs: fiber... Read more

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Q&A: Long-Span Floor Joists

Q. Would floor trusses or wood I-joists be stronger over a 26-foot span? Read more

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Q&A: Using Purlins & Struts To Reduce Rafter Spans
Q&A: Using Purlins & Struts To Reduce Rafter Spans

Q: Does using purlins and struts at midspan allow you to cut the roof... Read more

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Q&A: Installing Fiberglass Batts

Q: What happens to the R-value when you stuff R-19 insulation into a 2x4 stud cavity? Read more

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Q&A: Leaving Rigid Foam Exposed

Q. I plan to install rigid foam insulation in a crawlspace. As far as I know, most types of rigid foam insulation can’t be left exposed, but need to be covered with a layer of drywall for fire... Read more

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Q&A: Fall Protection Criteria

Q: Your May 2001 article "Fall Protection Update" says that OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1926 requires fall protection for anyone working above 6 feet. Here in Washington state, I understand that the... Read more

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Q&A: Drooling Drip-Edge
Q&A: Drooling Drip-Edge

Q. Most of the houses we build have 12/12 roofs with plumb fascias. Even... Read more

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Q&A: What’s the Dewpoint?
Q&A: What’s the Dewpoint?

Q: When people refer to the dewpoint in a wall assembly, are they... Read more

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Lumber for Permanent Wood Foundations

Q: Is ACQ-treated lumber and plywood suitable for building permanent wood foundations? Read more

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Q&A: When Are Collar Ties Needed?
Q&A: When Are Collar Ties Needed?

Q: Collar ties don’t seem necessary in attics where the rafters come all... Read more

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Modifying Roof Trusses

My client wants to add a 16-inch-wide 4-inch-deep tray ceiling in a room where the drywall ceiling is attached to the bottom chord of roof trusses. To do this, I'd have to cut out and raise the... Read more

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Q&A: Garage Slab Drainage

Q. How should a garage slab be sloped for drainage toward the overhead door? At 1/4 inch per foot on a 24x26-foot foundation, the height difference from front to back would be more than 6 inches.... Read more

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