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Weyerhaeuser says its Edge Gold flooring panels shed water during construction delays
Honeywell's Prestige IAQ thermostat is 60% smaller than the companyís other programmable models
The pad on Schlage's Touch Screen Deadbolt lights up for use in the dark
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Generac's new LP5500 holds a 20- or 30-pound fuel tank
A unique take on the lowly carpenterís pencil
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Tips about patching holes in drywall to accept smaller-diameter recessed fixtures
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