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Synthetic Stucco Without Failures

To avoid a lawsuit, build a drainable assembly. More

Three Scary Table Saws

A tool company lawyer’s nightmare: crank-start gasoline engines, exposed belts and... More

Stone Paver Deck

Manufactured stone pavers are a durable, cost-effective alternative to wood and... More

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Readers Comment on Decks, Joist Spans, and Faux Stone

Reader comments and author replies on "Strong, Safe Decks (Sep/13), continuous joists (Q&A, Oct/13), and stone veneer (Sep/13). More

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Undocumented Workers Ruled Eligible For Workers Comp Benefits In Iowa

Illegal immigrants injured on the job qualify for workers comp, the Iowa Supreme Court has ruled. More

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Undocumented Workers Ruled Eligible For Workers Comp Benefits In Iowa

Illegal immigrants injured on the job qualify for workers comp, the Iowa Supreme Court has ruled. More

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Tiny Bubbles

This thread from the JLC Forums offers tips for dealing with tiny bubbles appearing in joint compound. More

Cutting Edge: Tool Crib Founder Returns to the Web

Acme Tools, the Midwest retail powerhouse that created the original online tool and construction equipment sales site, Tool Crib of the North, has re-entered Internet retailing after a 10-year hiatus. Tool Crib was sold to Amazon.com in 1999. More

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How To Charge For Overhead

Forget material markups: This method, successfully practiced for 20 years by an Iowa remodeler, assigns overhead and profit expense to billed time on the job. More

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Letters

Water heater abuse, architectural abbreviations, collapsed glazing, bid language, artesian well valve, asphalt shingle quality More

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