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Features

Letters

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    Letters

    Leak-free chimney; stainless steel screws and copper; subslab vapor-barrier details; credit card warning

     

News

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    In the News

    Stimulus plan promotes energy-efficiency spending; California approves PEX; production-builder CEO rakes in $9.6 million for ’08; more

     

Q&A

  • Fire-Safe Decking

    Does anyone make a fireproof deck board?

     
  • Working with Paperless Drywall

    My clients are concerned about mold, and want the walls and ceilings of their remodeled basement to be covered with paperless drywall instead of regular gypsum board. Are there any tricks to installing and finishing this material, or is it treated just like standard drywall?

     
  • Window Seats and Safety Glass

    While trimming out a room during a remodeling job, the homeowner asked me to build a window seat. Does the window above the seat now have to be fitted with tempered safety glass?

     
  • Insulating a Radiant Slab

    How much insulation is necessary under a typical basement radiant slab?

     

On the Job

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    On the Job

    Timber-frame look for a stick-frame addition; adding a border to a hardwood floor

     

Products

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    Products

    All-in-one flashing panel; spray-foam insulation; shower seat; lightweight steel beams; grass driveway mats; push-fit fittings; more

     

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    Profiles in Green

    These two interviews with Michael Anschel and Michael McCutcheon are part of a series of conversations that editor Dave Holbrook had with green builders around the country.