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Danner Radical 452 ST Work Boots
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Working With Foam Subfloor Adhesive
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Klein Expands Insulated Tool Line
This new line of pliers, strippers, and cutters is slimmer and sleeker than the...
JLC April Letters
Joists in an old floor, repairing a concrete slab in an old floor, and more.
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Do you prefer sneakers or tennis shoes for lightness and agility on the jobsite? You might want to think twice about what you wear on your feet.
Before I became a field-training consultant for builders, I was a builder and remodeler. Even then, long before mold was a hot topic, it bothered me how many different methods were used to install windows. Stucco guys did it one way, East Coasters another, and production framers in California had their own techniques. So I set out to find best practices for my own sites to prevent problems and to streamline production.