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A shout out to the sponsors whose generous support has helped make the JLC Digital... More

Chinese Drywall Makes Trouble for Miami Hi-Rise Condo
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Chinese Drywall Makes Trouble for Miami Hi-Rise Condo

Twenty-nine high-rise condo owners on Miami’s Brickell Avenue will have to move... More

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Using Nail Guns for Vinyl Windows

Q: Is it okay to use pneumatic nailers to install vinyl windows, or would that void the manufacturers warranty? More

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How Safe is Spray-Foam Insulation?

Q: I've heard that polyurethane spray-foam insulation may contain penta-BDE, a chemical that is called a "toxic flame retardant" by the EPA and has been banned in some states. How much of a risk does this chemical cause for the installer and the homeowner, and are there alternatives? More

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JLC Extra: Cutting Fiber Cement - Sources of Supply and Information

This list contains links to various related sources: manufacturers mentioned in the story; makers of circular blades; other articles about safe cutting practices; and MSDS sheets for fiber cement. More

Using an Airless Paint Sprayer
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Using an Airless Paint Sprayer

Look for equipment that will move the heaviest coating you're likely to use. More

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Painting Steel Roofing

Q: When installing painted steel roofing, is it necessary to coat the edges of cut panels in order to prevent rust? More

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Are Bubble-Wrap R-Value Claims Accurate?

Q. Are Bubble-Wrap R-Value Claims Accurate? Am I the only one confused by the claims of manufacturers of foil-covered bubble wrap and foil-covered flexible thin plastic foam? Apparently, if one is to believe the advertising, a 3/8-inch-thick roll of foil- More

Same Windows, Different Climates?
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Same Windows, Different Climates?

Q. Same Windows, Different Climates? As a HERS rater working in north-central New... More

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