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Mechanical ventilation doesn’t have to be expensive and complicated. This simple system has dried up moisture problems for one builder.
If you’re still using roll aluminum for all of your flashing, you may be inviting leaks and premature failure. Here’s an overview of the materials, techniques, and details that will make flashing last the life of the structure.
A large roof full of intersections, dormers, and fancy rake and cornice work can be complicated enough to build. Throw in curved roof planes and you’ve got a real head-scratcher. Here’s how one builder used full-scale drawings to work out the details.
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Safe wiring practices, mechanical ventilation resource, computer jargon complaint
Standardizing wood I-joists, group rates for workers comp, R-75-per-inch insulation panel, CO detectors send false alarms
Q: Here in the West, we often build with exposed rafter tails. For attic roof vents, we typically drill three 1 1/2-inch holes through every other soffit block, and install ridge vents. Is this enough ventilation?
Q: Clients have been asking us about ACQ, a new pressure-treated wood that is supposed to be "nontoxic." Does this product pose fewer hazards than CCA lumber? How does the new product perform?
Preventing sexual harassment
Integrated estimating and bookkeeping
Pin pile foundation on soggy soil
An insulated wall for cooling climates
Cabinet layout with story poles
New trimmable floor truss, backsplash clip, retrofit flashing for vent pipes
Dust-free drywall sander
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