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Common in commercial framing, steel studs provide straight and sturdy fire-rated partitions.
Gaining an extra foot of headroom isn’t easy, but it can yield valuable living space.
These durable systems are much easier to install than site-built rails.
Build great-looking kitchens with these simple, efficient methods.
Tree roots and foundation cracks; code logic; mixing plastics; site-built arched trusses
Energy Star raises the bar with tough new 2011 specs; asphalt roofing prices defy downturn; Pella scores high; more
Q: Can the floor of an attached garage be at the same elevation as the floor of adjacent living space, or does there have to be a step down into the garage?
Q: The mahogany decking we installed on a house last year has developed some dark staining around the stainless steel nail heads (see photo). The staining is worse on the front porch, which is covered, and not nearly as bad on the back deck, which receives full sun. Whats causing it?
Q: I've heard that polyurethane spray-foam insulation may contain penta-BDE, a chemical that is called a "toxic flame retardant" by the EPA and has been banned in some states. How much of a risk does this chemical cause for the installer and the homeowner, and are there alternatives?
Q: Is it okay to use pneumatic nailers to install vinyl windows, or would that void the manufacturers warranty?
Open valley flashing; cooler cabinet
A list of companies that offer deck-rail kits, plus links to their products
Toekick drawers; ductless cooktop exhaust; trimmable truss; low-profile smoke alarm; flexible cement board; light MDF; more
A few years ago, I tested some of the new pneumatic cap staplers and cap nailers that had come on the market. Then Paslode introduced the CS150 cap stapler earlier this year, and I decided to try it out, too.
Does the mere thought of your next stair job — all that tightening and loosening by hand of dozens of large clamps — have your carpal tunnel syndrome acting up?
Joining stair handrail sections requires painstaking fitting and fastening, but the EasAlign system by Crown Heritage can make the job easier.
M.Power's Flat Lying Trammel Heads have a pivoting point for fine adjustment and come with pencil and knife attachments.
Part of Bosch's new laser line, the GTL3 layout laser projects 90- and 45-degree lines on a floor or wall.
Laser distance meters allow one person to quickly measure a space with the push of a button, and they make area and volume calculations too.
Cutting tubing inside a wall or other tight spot usually requires a midget cutter and nimble fingers, but Ridgid's new 2-in-1 Close Quarters Autofeed tubing cutter takes the fingers out of the equation.
Increase your work area — and safety — in attics without floorboards by using The Ceiling Saver by Micjosco.
According to Hilti, the new PR26 self-leveling rotating laser level's green beam is easier to see than the standard red.
Finish-carpenter Brian Campbell wanted to keep his tools organized in his work trailer and still be able to transport the occasional full load of cabinets. He took his cue from a slat-wall system, where shelves, brackets, and hangers can be freely inserted behind horizontal slats without fasteners.
Roll over this interactive poster to see the requirements and deadlines for remodeling-related energy improvements and equipment. The information comes from Remodeling magazine’s coverage of the stimulus package.
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