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  • Backdraftng: Causes and Cures

    Despite better furnace and fireplace design, spilling of toxic flue gases remains a problem, especially in tight houses. A leading researcher offers solutions.

     
  • Hanging Up Your Tool Belt

    How to survive the two most difficult transition periods in the growth of your remodeling business — from a successful remodeler and consultant.

     
  • Housing Imports: Threat or Opportunity?

    On visits to Japan and Sweden, our Midwest editor found that foreign housing has a technological edge, but that U.S. builders retain a big home-court advantage.

     
  • Innovations From Abroad

    A number of foreign building products represent true innovation. Here’s a selection of recent introductions to the U.S. market.

     
  • Shopping for Transits & Builders Levels

    Not all transits are created equal. A repair expert tells what to look for and what to avoid when buying a new or used instrument.

     
  • Ten Shortcuts That Don't Pay

    Ever wonder how some building practices fare over time? A home inspector reports back on ten areas where cutting corners leads to trouble.

     

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