October 2018 Table of Contents

Features
Air-to-Water Heat Pumps Air-to-Water Heat Pumps

These advanced systems come with a steep learning curve Read more

Installing Effective Rainscreens Installing Effective Rainscreens

Simple, low-tech systems that can work for any type of siding Read more

Training the Trades
Squeak-Free Floor Sheathing Squeak-Free Floor Sheathing

Tim Uhler lays out his foolproof method for efficiently installing floor sheathing that will stay squeak-free for the life of the building. Read more

Q&A
Fitting the Final Floor Board Fitting the Final Floor Board

Learn how to use a scribe block to get a perfect fit every time. Read more

Business
Take the Slack Out of Subcontractor Bids Take the Slack Out of Subcontractor Bids

Subcontractors often fail to cover all work in their trades when they submit bids. Here are some solutions. Read more

Troubleshooting
Fixing a Poorly Supported Beam Fixing a Poorly Supported Beam

Basement girders in old houses are often underbuilt. Manny Silva explains how he fixed one with too little bearing. Read more

Tools of the Trade
The Layout Square Gets Some Major Upgrades The Layout Square Gets Some Major Upgrades

It might be the most expensive layout square on the market, but it's also the most accurate and the only one made of titanium. Read more

Tested: The Milwaukee Cordless Table Saw A Concord Carpenter / Toolbox Buzz Tested: The Milwaukee Cordless Table Saw

Milwaukee's first cordless table saw runs on its new 18V battery. Read more

The Fastest Sidewinder Circular Saw on the Market The Fastest Sidewinder Circular Saw on the Market

Hitachi recently added a new pro-level circular saw its saw offerings. This one cuts fast. Read more

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