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Features

Letters

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    Letters

    Wiring for the future; painting stucco; window flashing

     

News

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    In The News

    New soy-based glue creates bond without formaldehyde; lumber chain targets builders; Texas grapples with workers' comp; more

     

Q&A

  • LVLs Rotting in Crawlspaces

    Q. Many homes in the Dallas area are built on crawlspaces and use LVL beams. Most of these homes have dirt floors but are built to code with regard to crawlspace ventilation. In many cases, I'm finding that the engineered wood is rotting at the point wher

     
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    Insulating a Knee Wall

    Q. Insulating a Knee Wall What's the best way to insulate a knee wall?

     
  • How to Tape a Knee Wall

    Q. As a remodeler, I've hung and taped my share of drywall on small jobs, but knee walls and sloped ceilings always give me a problem. I'm never able to get a really straight joint on these irregular inside corners. How do the pros do it?

     
  • Limits on Outlets

    Q. How many receptacles can I put on a 15-amp and a 20-amp circuit?

     

On the Job

Business

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    Business

    Curb insurance costs with a health savings account; handyman's choice: generalization or specialization?

     

Legal

  • Plan Ahead With a Buy-Sell Agreement

    Most contractors are so immersed in the day-to-day issues of running a company they fail to protect themselves against events that could cost them or their families the business.

     

Kitchen & Bath

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    Tile Backsplash Tips

    If your clients are like me, they're not looking for any extra places to clean. So why suggest that they install a 3- or 4-inch-tall backsplash on their kitchen countertop?

     

Products

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    Products

    Time-saving towel bars; electronics garage; manufactured chimneys; structural sheathing; outdoor lighting

     

Toolbox

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    Toolbox

    LVLs in crawlspaces; insulating knee walls; taping knee walls; limits on outlets

     

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