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Pre-Drywall Moisture Meter Check

Knowing the moisture content of your framing might wreak havoc on your... Read more

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Modified vs. Unmodified Thinset

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

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Treating Cuts in PT

Q: I want to make a curved band joist for a deck by cutting multiple kerfs in the back of a treated 2x10. Do all of those kerfs need to be field-treated with preservative?A: The staff of JLC... Read more

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Q&A: Does Shrink or Swell As It Sets

Q: I have talked to eight different concrete subcontractors, and four have claimed that concrete expands as it sets and four claim that it shrinks. Which is correct? Read more

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Q&A: Polyurethane Adhesive Vs. Polyurethane Caulk

Q: What’s the difference between polyurethane construction adhesive and polyurethane caulk? In a pinch, can polyurethane caulk be used as an adhesive? Read more

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Q&A: Skirts for Pier Foundations

Q: What’s the best way to build a skirt around an addition that’s built... Read more

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Q&A: Vinyl Trim for Bay Windows

Q: What is the best vinyl trim detail to use on the wide angles of bay windows? The house in question does not have enough room at the corners to use a vinyl outside corner piece, which would be... Read more

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Cutting Metal Roofing

What tool works best? Read more

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Q&A: Vinyl Siding Over Fan-Fold Foam

Q: Before installing vinyl siding over existing wood siding, we first install a layer of fan-fold foam insulation. Is the fan-fold foam an adequate weather-resistive barrier? 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: 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: Vinyl Siding Over Foil-Faced Rigid Foam

Q. Can vinyl siding be installed directly over foil-faced rigid foam? Read more

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Q&A: Tying Into Concrete Block

Q: What is the best way to tie a new block addition into an existing... Read more

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Q&A: Joist Sizing Rule of Thumb

Q: Is there a simple way to size floor joists? 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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