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Best Nails for Drywall

Q: I can't find the blued ring-shank drywall nails I started hanging drywall with... More

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Hardware corrosion from PT lumber; upside-down beam design More

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Choosing Entry-Door Hardware

For the best door security, install a deadbolt, reinforce the strike plate and tie it into the frame, and use forged, hardened, and corrosion-resistant lock components. More

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Q&A: ACQ-Treated Wood and Fastener Corrosion

Q: Does ACQ-treated wood contribute to accelerated corrosion of galvanized fasteners? More

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Q&A: Low Flows & Waste Lines

Q: Do low-flow toilets generate enough water to carry solids through the soil pipe to the city sewage line or the septic system? With so little water being flushed, my concern is that in older homes with cast iron pipes, corrosion in the pipe may catch the solids and cause blockage. More

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Q&A: Flood-Damaged Receptacles

Q: I am doing renovation in a house that was flooded. Is it necessary to replace electrical receptacles that were under water? More

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Pickup Truck Racks

Compared to the homemade variety, commercially made racks are more durable and more versatile — and they come with a wide selection of handy accessories. Here’s what’s available in both steel and aluminum truck racks. More

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Q&A: Air-Nailing Backerboard

Q: Can I use a pneumatic nail gun to fasten tile backerboard to floors and walls? More

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Is This Chimney Safe?

Every remodeler will eventually be asked, “Can you hook the new furnace to this old chimney?” Here’s the information you need to give the correct answer. More

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Q&A: Galvanized Nails for Pneumatic Guns

Q: Are all zinc-coated nails for pneumatic nailers created equal? More

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