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    Job-site danger; spray foam in cathedral ceilings; using stainless with ACQ; more

     

In the News

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    In the News

    A concept house in Omaha, Neb.; Ecobuild America conference; more

     

Q&A

  • Can a Power Vent Supplement Ridge Venting?

    Q: Would an attic that has a properly sized and installed soffit and ridge venting system benefit from the installation of a power vent?

     
  • Frozen Polyurethane Glue

    Q: The label on my bottle of Rhino Ultra Glue states (in capital letters) "Keep from freezing," but doesn't say what to do if you don't. Can polyurethane glues be thawed and reused? When they freeze and then thaw, is it obvious that they've been affected? Even though these glues are pretty...

     
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    Adding a Three-Way Switch

    Q: My clients want to add another light and a second switch to one of their existing lighting circuits, a wall sconce controlled by a single-pole switch. Power feeds the light before running to the switch; because of existing conditions, the easiest option would be to replace the single-pole switch...

     

On the Job

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    Squeak-Free Stairs With Pocket-Hole Screws

    On a new-construction job it's a good idea to give the drywallers a heads up; they can cut the pieces that go on the bottom of the stringers and set them aside for installation after the stairs are finished.

     

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    Engineered lumber; exterior doors

     

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    PLS90E 90-degree layout laser; knives; heavy equipment

     

Backfill

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    Fully Loaded

    Like most contractors, I seldom give much thought to how much stuff I lug around every day. That changed earlier this spring, when I decided to get all my tools and supplies in order.