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Drainage plane for basement walls.
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StonePeak Ceramics recently unveiled a line of tile that the company says repels dirt, kills surface bacteria, and even cleans the air.
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The Bucket Ape cleaning kit can save you the enormous hassle of carrying heavy buckets of water around the job site.
A central vacuum-cleaning system eliminates the hassle of lugging around a heavy machine — but there’s still the hose to deal with.
The idea of walking on cowhide may sound decadent, but Torlys says its leather flooring is made of 100 percent recycled material.
A lot of energy-conscious consumers are disappointed with the range and performance of dimmable CFLs. Leviton says its new Decora CFL Slide Dimmer can help.
Since most dampproofing coatings are covered up by backfill or studwalls, it doesn’t matter what they look like.
Drainage plane for basement walls; waterproofing membrane; foldable dumpster; tile-cleaning kit; retractable vacuum hose; dimmer for CFLs; more
When I heard that Senco was introducing a new cordless finish nailer, I was both excited and skeptical — excited because I dislike using hoses, and skeptical because as a long-time user of cordless finish guns I am aware of their shortcomings.
Create a temporary dust-containment wall or 'room' with plastic sheeting using the ZipWall system.
Dustless Technologies' model 16006 HEPA vac meets requirements for the new RRP lead rule, says the manufacturer, and it's affordably priced.
Bosch's latest two-plane laser level has no motorized spinning beams.
Stanley's Bostitch line of heavy-duty construction hand tools offers 2- and 4-foot clamping box beam levels.
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