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  • Detail: Fat-Wall Windows

    Extra-thick, superinsulated walls complicate window details. Here’s one solution that’s easy to build and appeals to customers.

     
  • Guide to High Performance Hydronics

    New boilers use condensing technology, boiler purging, and power venting to boost performance. A heating engineer describes how to choose the right features for your project.

     
  • Home-Run Holds Promise

    Plastic water-supply piping promises ease and economy, but it has been plagued by leaks and lawsuits. Now better materials and instructions offer new hope. We examine the problems and prognosis.

     
  • Interview: Teaming up with Distributors

    Remodeler Jack Tenhulzen explains how referrals from product distributors close at a high rate and can help your remodeling business grow.

     
  • PB's Troubled Past

     
  • Sizing Heating Systems

    An energy consultant shows how to do simple step-by-step heat-loss calculations to size heating systems and evaluate energy improvements.

     
  • Special Report: Plastic Plumbing: Home Run Holds Promise

    Plastic water-supply piping promises ease and economy, but it has been plagued by leaks and lawsuits. Now better materials and instructions offer new hope. We examine the problems and prognosis.

     
  • Ten Tough Energy Questions

    Puzzled by conflicting energy advice? We asked our panel experts to help out by summarizing the latest thinking on a number of thorny issues.

     

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