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Concerns on the new building code, reader questions quick foundation repair, architects & advertisers
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Q: I often hear clients complain that they like the look of their tile kitchen counters, but that it’s too hard to keep the grout lines clean. Is there any kind of grout that resists staining, or a sealer that works?
Q: What is the best way to insulate a cathedral ceiling with exposed 2x6 T&G boards above the rafters? I’m in a 6,000-degree-day climate.
Well-proportioned bay windows
Tips for managing your time more efficiently
Creating a virtual showroom with Web site addresses
Reducing floor vibration
Graphic guides for frame construction & interior details, mobile home repair guide, state-by-state licensing regs, updated Victorian-period details, pictorial guide to plumbing
New spray adhesives, portable site-storage system, new star-head fasteners, color-coded ball valves, padlocks and chains for site security
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