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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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Q&A: EPDM Roofing Bubbles

Q: After installing an EPDM roof, I noticed that there are a few air bubbles under the roofing. Is this a problem? If so, is there any remedy? 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: Strength of Header Hangers

Q: How do header hangers compare, from a strength standpoint, with... 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: 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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Removing Epoxy Grout

Q: After the tile installer left one of our recent projects, we found dried epoxy grout on some of the bathroom's fixtures. He also failed to remove the grate from the shower drain when he grouted... Read more

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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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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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