April 2018 Table of Contents

Features
Air Sealing That Works Air Sealing That Works

A practical guide to building affordable, extremely tight house shells using standard materials and repeatable details. Read more

Framing Problems and Solutions Framing Problems and Solutions

A smorgasbord of specialized structural components was needed to manage this complex project's long spans and heavy point loads. Read more

Training the Trades
Window Air-Sealing Basics Window Air-Sealing Basics

A guide for new crew on how to air-seal a window with foam sealant or with foam backer rod and caulk. Read more

Q&A
What's an Electrical 'Pigtail', and When Do You Need One? What's an Electrical 'Pigtail', and When Do You Need One?

Though not mentioned in the code, a pigtail serves an important function that you should know about. Read more

On The Job
Setting Precast Footings Setting Precast Footings

How a Massachusetts contractor perfectly aligned multiple precast piers for a 78-ft. long porch. Read more

Toolbox
Two New Ladders From Werner Two New Ladders From Werner

The Dual Purpose and LeanSafe ladders solve some common set-up problems Read more

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