October 2019 Table of Contents

Features
Remodeling a Staircase Remodeling a Staircase

From sagging carpeted steps to brand-new solid hardwood Read more

Controlling Air Infiltration Controlling Air Infiltration

Lessons learned from blower-door-test failures. Read more

Training the Trades
Kickout Flashing: Required by Code, Yet Often Overlooked Kickout Flashing: Required by Code, Yet Often Overlooked

Mike Guertin explains how to install this critically-important flashing detail. Read more

Q&A
Spalling Bluestone Spalling Bluestone

A veteran stone mason explains how to carefully use water and heat to give cut bluestone a naturally-weathered look. Read more

Flashing a Dormer Eave Flashing a Dormer Eave

Here's how to protect wood fascia trim at the juncture between a dormer eave and the main roof from rot. Read more

On the Job
Building a Library Ladder Building a Library Ladder

A hardware kit and a good set of plans were all Gary Striegler needed to craft this classic design. Read more

Blending in a Crooked Dormer Blending in a Crooked Dormer

How a bisecting roof below an out-of-level dormer lessens the visual impact of a 5-inch height variation across the back of the house. Read more

Using Corrugated Metal for Shower Walls Using Corrugated Metal for Shower Walls

It seems like a reasonable idea...until you actually have to build it. Here's how one builder solved some of the tricky details. Read more

Business
What Often Kills a Business ... and How to Prevent It What Often Kills a Business ... and How to Prevent It

Avoiding debt is hard, but not as hard as recovering from it. Here are steps your business can take to stay in the black. Read more

Energy
Highlights From Building Science Summer Camp Highlights From Building Science Summer Camp

JLC Editor Clayton DeKorne attends summer camp, and gets schooled by Joe Lstiburek. Here's his report. Read more

Products
Tools of the Trade
Cordless 10-inch Table Saw Cordless 10-inch Table Saw

This battery-powered 10-inch table saw is a game-changer: It can also be plugged into an AC adapter. Read more

Tool Review: DeWalt Green-beam Laser Level Tool Review: DeWalt Green-beam Laser Level

DeWalt’s DW089LG 12V MAX Green 3x360 three-beam laser level earns high marks for visibility and versatility. Read more

Headless Pin Nailer Headless Pin Nailer

From assembling glue-ups to precision trim work, Grex's CP650 cordless headless 23-gauge pin nailer is a welcome addition for both the shop and the jobsite. Read more

Backfill
Honey Bee Rescue Honey Bee Rescue

When your remodeling plans are interrupted by a swarm of angry bees, who are you going to call? Read more

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