February 2013 Table of Contents

Deck Mounting a Photovoltaic System Deck Mounting a Photovoltaic System

With the right design, installation is straightforward and payback time is shorter than ever Read more

Cool Tools for 2013 Cool Tools for 2013

The cream of the crop from the annual STAFDA show Read more

Lessons Learned on Energy-Efficient Affordable Housing Lessons Learned on Energy-Efficient Affordable Housing

Practical insights on combining deep energy retrofits with affordable housing for 12 Cleveland homes Read more

Building a Stem Wall Foundation Building a Stem Wall Foundation

Tim Uhler explains how (and why) his company forms and pours its own foundations rather than subbing the job out. Read more

JLC Report
Roofers face a flood of new state laws JLC Report Roofers face a flood of new state laws

New legislation to curb "storm chasers" could make life more difficult for legitimate roofing contractors Read more

In the News NAHB Petitions OSHA to Reopen Construction Fall-Protection Standard

A revised version of Subpart M could increase the maximum height at which workers can forego fall protection Read more

On The Job
Building a Custom Kitchen Range Hood Building a Custom Kitchen Range Hood

Learn how Gary Striegler builds a custom range hood from poplar and plywood and fits it with a fan kit and metal liner. Read more

Better Bathroom Access Made Easy Better Bathroom Access Made Easy

Replacing existing butt hinges with a set of offset hinges widened the door opening by almost 2 inches. Read more

Anticipating Price Fluctuations Business Anticipating Price Fluctuations

Contractors need to allow for material and labor price increases that may occur after they submit a quote Read more

Heavy-Duty Truss Hangers Products Heavy-Duty Truss Hangers

Simpson's new truss hangers are said to have some of the highest loads in the industry Read more

Kitchen-Faucet Option Products Kitchen-Faucet Option

Moen's Matte Black Finish adds a touch of drama Read more

Shim With a Drill Products Shim With a Drill

The Top Star Shim Screw simplifies window and door installation, says the maker Read more

Roof-Friendly Solar Toolbits Roof-Friendly Solar

Certainteedís polycrystalline Apollo Solar Roofing is lighter than many similar products, the company says Read more

No-Sag Concrete Patch Products No-Sag Concrete Patch

Aboweld two-part epoxy is impermeable, can be applied under water, and bonds to old concrete Read more

No-Rot Ledger Products No-Rot Ledger

The Deck Ledger system consists of extruded aluminum ledger boards and joist hangers Read more

Luxury Mini Fridge Products Luxury Mini Fridge

True Manufacturing's 15-inch Undercounter Refrigerator has two shelves and four dooor options Read more

Easy Post Wrap Products Easy Post Wrap

Preassembled KleerWrap can be put in place by a single worker Read more

Magic Corner II Products Magic Corner II

This corner cabinet storage system contains front and rear shelf pairs Read more

Bath-Fan Switch Bath-Fan Switch

The DewStop switch turns the fan on or off in response to humidity and dew-point levels Read more

Wind-Resistant Doors Products Wind-Resistant Doors

GlassCraft's Impact Fiberglass Entry Doors are approved for use in high-wind zones of Florida and Texas Read more

Adjustable Column Products Adjustable Column

The Lally Lock is a three-part height-adjustable Lally column Read more

Flex Paint Kit Toolbits Flex Paint Kit

Two handy painting tools now come in one package Read more

Diamond Grip Ice Cleats Toolbits Diamond Grip Ice Cleats

Get some traction on snowy slippery job sites Read more

BenchJaws Vise Toolbits BenchJaws Vise

Rockwell has adapted its popular JawHorse for use in the shop Read more

Purpose-Built Blades Toolbits Purpose-Built Blades

Milwaukee adds ductwork and drywall blades to its Sawzall lineup Read more

5,500 Pounds of Pennies Backfill 5,500 Pounds of Pennies

A Maryland artist installs a durable commercial floor with one million pennies and two kinds of epoxy Read more

Other Articles
Beetle-Killed, Blue-Stained Pine Goes Looking For Buyers

People like blue cheese. Why not blue-stained beetle-killed wood? Read more

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