November 2018 Table of Contents

Features
Fire Sprinklers: A Closer Look Fire Sprinklers: A Closer Look

The trickiest part of working with fire sprinklers is not the technology; it’s the rules. Here's what you need to know about both. Read more

How to Avoid 'Stucco Buckets' How to Avoid 'Stucco Buckets'

A common stucco failure point is when it wraps from the vertical wall to the horizontal surface underneath without anywhere for liquid water to drain out. Read more

Rebuilding a Flooded House Rebuilding a Flooded House

Post-Harvey, a builder sets his new home on a tall crawlspace Read more

Training the Trades
Q&A
A Fast Way to Corrode Metals A Fast Way to Corrode Metals

There's a reason why you shouldn't install copper gutters over aluminum-clad fascia. Read more

On the Job
Retrofitting Bypass Doors Retrofitting Bypass Doors

John Carroll describes how he solved an indoor traffic problem by replacing adjacent out-swing doors with sliding, bypass doors. Read more

Business
Transparency: Good or Bad Idea? Transparency: Good or Bad Idea?

If you charge for the estimate, David Gerstel argues, you have an obligation to share your numbers with customers. Read more

Tools of the Trade
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