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    Safety factor; willing workers; school days; starting a training program; insurance-work advice; setting the record straight in Arizona; more

     

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    DOE criticizes energy-code amendments; carbon monoxide death puts focus on CO detectors; Oregon zoning official scraps with HBA; more

     

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    Retrofitting a Window Into a Block Foundation

    Q: I need to install a basement egress window in a concrete-block foundation wall. What kind of header should I use to support the eaves wall above the new window opening, and how should I install it?

     
  • Setting a Toilet Over Tile

    Q. What is the proper technique for setting a toilet on an irregular tiled floor?

     
  • Will Carpet Stifle a Radiant Slab?

    Q. I'm finishing a basement room for customers who want to put carpet over the radiant slab. I'm concerned the carpet will insulate off some of the heat, but I can't talk them out of it. The slab is 4 to 5 inches thick, and the 1/2-inch PEX tubing is laid out on 12-inch centers, with 11/2 inches of...

     

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    Pacific Laser Systems PLS2; Ridgid cordless jigsaw; Tajima chalk and ink lines; chain saws and accessories; drywall tools

     

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    Backfill

    Canadian students hit the slopes — hard — with concrete toboggans