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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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Pre-Drywall Moisture Meter Check

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

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Q&A: GFCI Protection for Shower Lighting

Q: In a bathroom remodel, we plan to install a light fixture in a shower stall, with a switch near the shower door. Do the fixture and switch need to be GFCI-protected? 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: 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: 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: Joist Sizing Rule of Thumb

Q: Is there a simple way to size floor joists? 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: 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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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: Upstairs Window Egress Rules

Q: I know that the sill of an egress window in a second-floor bedroom... Read more

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Q&A: Squash Blocks & Web Stiffeners

Q: I’ve been using wood I-joists for my floor framing. The designs have... 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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