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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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From Spec to Spectacular

Seven ways to sell spec houses faster and for more money 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: How Soon Can Forms Be Stripped

Q: How soon can concrete forms be stripped from a foundation wall? Can we build on them as soon as they’re stripped? Read more

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Q&A: Must Firewall Start in Crawlspace?

Q: In a wood-framed townhouse with a crawlspace, does the separating... 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: Strength of Header Hangers

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