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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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Diagonal Method for Stair Layout

Q: The stair layout method described in Training the Trades (Apr/17) was... 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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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: 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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Q&A: Wall Flashing for Exterior Chimneys

Q. What's the right way to flash an exterior masonry chimney to the wall... Read more

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Cutting Metal Roofing

What tool works best? 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: Grounding Steel Studs

Q: Are there any special requirements for electrical grounding when using metal studs? 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: 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: 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. 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: When people refer to the dewpoint in a wall assembly, are they... Read more

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