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    High-Tech Thermostat

    This feature-rich controller can be operated over the Internet via smart phone or tablet

     
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    Slab Repair

    Abatron’s BestBond Crack Repair liquid-epoxy compound goes on with a standard caulk gun

     
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    Backlit LED

    Its maker says the TerraLux Decorative LED looks just as nice in a pendant fixture as a conventional halogen bulb

     
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    Lateral Deck Anchor

    The DeckLok anchor is designed for lateral connections on exterior decks

     
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    Insulated Lumber

    Trus Joist's TJ Insulated Structural Framing Components make it a little easier to build energy-efficient houses

     
  • Long-Term Efficiency

    Rinnai’s Ultra Series condensing tankless water heater puts the heat exchanger on the bottom

     
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    Easy Dome

    The Universal Dome Kit simplifies the framing for an elegant ceiling detail

     
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    Brick-Mold Flange

    DuPont's Straight Flash VF is a self-adhered Tyvek flashing membrane with release paper on both faces

     
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    Pass the Biscuits

    Versatex's #20 Plastic Biscuits are used to join PVC trim boards

     
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    Strong Foam Baffle

    The Smart Baffle is made from corrugated plastic and comes in versions for 16-inch and 24-inch framing

     

Toolbox

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    Festool TS 55 REQ Track Saw

    It's hard to beat Festool's ease of use and exceptional dust control, but be prepared to pay

     
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    Work Vans

    There are a lot of choices out there for builders and remodelers

     
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    Roto Zip Roto Saw

    This tool didn't last any longer than the author's other drywall routers, but its excellent warranty helped make up for it

     
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    Smart Driver

    DeWalt's 8V MAX Gyroscopic Screwdriver responds to your grip

     

Other Articles

  • Lighting Facts Label

    Since January 1, 2012, the FTC has required manufacturers to display a "Lighting Facts Label" on the packaging for medium screw-base LEDs.

     
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    A nasty fall and 21-gauge finish nailers