January 1995 Table of Contents

Framing with Pre-Cut Components Framing with Pre-Cut Components

This system, created by an experienced framer, virtually eliminates waste and takes the guesswork out of complex framing jobs. Read more

Cold Weather-Concreting

Cool temperatures can reduce concrete strength unless precautions are taken. Here are the products and techniques that guarantee a successful pour — even when it’s below freezing. Read more

Energy-Saving Products for Energy-Efficient Homes

Manufacturers have introduced a host of energy products designed to work in today’s tight homes. An energy expert takes a look at what’s new and noteworthy. Read more

Getting Started With Computers

Every year, computer hardware drops in price and software gets easier to use. Our computer columnist tackles commonly asked questions about what to buy and how to put computers to use in your business. Read more

Heard at the Show: Business Tips for Remodelers

One good way to improve your business is to talk with others in the industry. Here are some tips for success we picked up at this year’s Remodelers’ Show. Read more

Prefinished Hardwood Flooring

Prefinished flooring won’t create a bottleneck in your schedule because it doesn’t need sanding or finishing. A flooring contractor sorts through the available options and gives tips on installation. Read more

The Safe Bathroom

More accidents happen in the bathroom than in any other room in the house. An experienced design/build contractor explains how to make the bathrooms you build safer by matching fixture layout and clearances to the physical needs of your clients. Read more


Handrail profiles, glue-nailed subfloors Read more

Eight-Penny News

New OSHA rules tailored to builders, Home Owner’s Warranty program out of business Read more

Q&A: Do Vapor Barriers Trap Moisture

Q: Our drywall contractor argues that installing a poly vapor barrier behind the drywall will trap moisture, where it will condense, causing the drywall to degrade. Is there any truth to this claim? Read more

Q&A: Removing Vinyl Siding Q&A: Removing Vinyl Siding

Q: Can you explain the best way to unlock vinyl siding panels? We often run into vinyl when building an addition or cutting a new window opening, and would like to know how to remove and replace panels without destroying half a wall’s worth. Read more

Practical Engineering: Solve it With Steel

Using steel headers where wood won’t work Read more

Focus on Energy: Model Energy Codes Counting the Costs

Costs of meeting the Model Energy Code Read more

Builder's Library

Construction forms, writing good letters Read more

Kitchen & Bath
For What It's Worth

Foam footing form, innovative bifold hardware, spray-on drywall adhesive Read more

Toolbox: In-Line Jigsaw

New Bosch in-line jigsaw Read more

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