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Supporting this home's brick veneer while cutting through the concrete foundation required careful planning and good temporary support.
Pivot tables allow you to analyze your numbers any way you want. Here's how to build one.
This modular plastic footing form doubles as a perimeter drain.
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Q. I have a question about the hidden soffit vent details you've published recently (Backfill, 7/04; Letters, 10/04). Is it possible to build this so that you get a positive transfer of lateral loads from the roof sheathing to the frieze blocking and into
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Keeping Tabs on Income
Just as it sounds, "breach of contract" means that someone has not done what he contractually promised to do. But a breach of contract does not automatically mean that the contract is dead — that is, unenforceable.
Water heaters; cabinet hardware
No-sweat copper fittings; painter's friend; door hardware; deck and porch railings; insulation
Hilti drywall screw guns; tool organization; safety gear
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