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DATA AS OF:  11/22/94 - Indexer: Dan Friedman  -   
              NewEngland   National
  alarm, strobe light, hearing impaired (P)  JAN/94 p62   JAN/94 p54
  ramp, mini for patio doors (P)       JUN/94 p76   JUN/94 p61
  shower, custom-built accessible    * APR/94 p79   APR/94 p63
  American Houses, a Field Guide (B)      DEC/94 p69   DEC/94 p60
  cape, making room in modern     * JAN/94 p18   JAN/94 p12
  children, designing a house for      NOV/94 p20   NOV/94 p20
  decking material, poolside masonry (Q)     FEB/94 p17   FEB/94 p15
  dome homes, fiberglass for homeless     MAR/94 p10   MAR/94 p10
  engineering, when is it needed by a G.C.?  JAN/94 p58   JAN/94 p16
  floor-planning, ten common pitfalls   * NOV/94 p45   NOV/94 p35
  Innovative Products - Issue Theme     * JUL/94    JUL/94
  kitchen design for two-cooks      JAN/94 p56   JAN/94 p48
  mathematics for builders (B)      SEP/94 p26   SEP/94 p21
  scale, the great mystery of house design   APR/94 p25   APR/94 p19
  shed, saltbox-style         AUG/94 p20   AUG/94 p13
  sun or shade, designing for     * FEB/94 p14   FEB/94 p11
  traditional styles used for modern needs   MAR/94 p15   MAR/94 p13
  wind resistance solutions      MAR/94 p69   MAR/94 p55
  shower heads, proper height (L)      APR/94 p7 APR/94 p7
  tub and shower enclosures, custom     * DEC/94 p45   DEC/94 p41
  tubs, installing jetted      * SEP/94 p37   SEP/94 p25
  accounting, small builder's guide     * OCT/94 p56   OCT/94 p44
  billing system for builders     * MAY/94 p64   MAY/94 p44
  bonus system that works      * FEB/94 p52   FEB/94 p40
  Business Basics - Issue Theme      * JAN/94    JAN/94
  business plan, writing a       APR/94 p32   APR/94 p23
  business survey, JLC '93       JAN/94 p11   JAN/94 p9
  checklist for builders prioritizes paperwork   * JAN/94 p53   JAN/94 p28
  contractor referral services      JAN/94 p9 JAN/94 p7
  customers, pre-qualify to ID prospects     SEP/94 p21   SEP/94 p18
  drivers license, when is commercial needed    NOV/94 p14   NOV/94 p12
  employee performance appraisal form     FEB/94 p54   FEB/94 p42
  employee reviews, carpenter's report card   * JAN/94 p33   JAN/94 p25
  employee trade-skill assessment form    FEB/94 p53   FEB/94 p41
  employees, finding & keeping good    MAR/94 p23   MAR/94 p19
  estimating checklist for remodelers   * JAN/94 p25   JAN/94 p21
  Estimating Tables for Home Building (B)    SEP/94 p24   SEP/94 p21
  estimating, Means data for spreadsheets (P)   SEP/94 p71   SEP/94 p58
  estimating, unit-price/square-foot    * APR/94 p69   APR/94 p53
  guaranteed-max-cost explained (L)    FEB/94 p5 FEB/94 p4
  home office expense, rules for calculating    NOV/94 p16   NOV/94 p15
  home office expense, who can deduct     OCT/94 p17   OCT/94 p17
  insurance, how to buy for construction     NOV/94 p26   NOV/94 p23
  lean times, preparing for       * SEP/94 p66   SEP/94 p54
  loans, obtaining SBA-guaranteed      JUN/94 p20   JUN/94 p51
  loans, ten steps to obtaining     AUG/94 p27   AUG/94 p20
  managing more than one job      * NOV/94 p55   NOV/94 p41
  payment, cashing partial may lose rights   JUL/94 p24   JUL/94 p19
  payment, collecting for changes      JUL/94 p28   JUL/94 p55
  photographing your work      * APR/94 p62   APR/94 p48
  policy manual for employees       MAY/94 p25   MAY/94 p17
  profit not volume, to measure success   OCT/94 p28   OCT/94 p66
  remodelers, business tips for     JAN/94 p37   JAN/94 p36
  slowdown, surviving a       FEB/94 p23   FEB/94 p14
  specifications, simplified for small jobs   * MAR/94 p48   MAR/94 p38
  tax tips, for year-end savings       DEC/94 p16   DEC/94 p18
  training programs help women enter trades  APR/94 p14   APR/94 p13
  warranty, Magnum Moss Act protect consumers   AUG/94 p22   AUG/94 p15
  warranty, writing your own      * JUL/94 p73   JUL/94 p53
  workers comp, avoiding hidden costs   * JUN/94 p49   JUN/94 p44
  workers comp, speedy filing cuts costs     OCT/94 p13   OCT/94 p13
  grout, non-pigmented won't stain tiles (P)    OCT/94 p103  OCT/94 p79
  shower shelf, one-piece backer (P)      NOV/94 p80   NOV/94 p66
  tile backerboard, working with     * OCT/94 p69   OCT/94 p53
  railing codes, current regs and changes  * JUN/94 p44   JUN/94 p38
  CAD, for custom residential design      JUL/94 p19   JUL/94 p15
  digitizer, low-cost Scalex 1000 (P)     AUG/94 p63   AUG/94 p16
  estimating software, Quantum Leap (P)   JUL/94 p32   JUL/94 p57
  estimator, stick, Contractor's Dream (P)       FEB/94 p48
  floor plan with client, Chief Architect (P)       FEB/94 p47
  memory & file management using Windows     MAY/94 p28   MAY/94 p51
  Microsoft Office (P)        OCT/94 p86   OCT/94 p67
  notes, paperless Info Select (P)     DEC/94 p24   DEC/94 p20
  personal information managers     MAR/94 p61   MAR/94 p49
  scheduling, simple software       APR/94 p37   APR/94 p25
  utilities for Windows and Mac     JUN/94 p66   JUN/94 p19
  brick veneer basics       * JUN/94 p27   JUN/94 p23
  brick veneers, BIA advice (L)     SEP/94 p7 SEP/94 p7
  cutting concrete walls (Q)        OCT/94 p19   OCT/94 p18
  detergent used to ease concrete in chute   DEC/94 p11   DEC/94 p11
  insulated block used in Northeast    NOV/94 p14   NOV/94 p12
  rebar, standard for acceptable rust (Q)    AUG/94 p16   AUG/94 p12
  drywall, high-flex bendable (P)      JAN/94 p64   JAN/94 p56
  grounding for surge protection       FEB/94 p39   FEB/94 p27
  grounding water lines (Q)      MAR/94 p21   MAR/94 p16
  lightning protection, low-cost design (L)  JUL/94 p6 JUL/94 p6
  lightning surge protection system     * FEB/94 p39   FEB/94 p27
  multiwire branch circuit receptacles (L)   DEC/94 p8 DEC/94 p8
  multiwire branch circuits (Q)     SEP/94 p14   SEP/94 p15
  pumps, protect submersible from lightning  FEB/94 p42   FEB/94 p30
  stress-skin panels, wiring in (Q)    JAN/94 p22   JAN/94 p15
  blower door basics          APR/94 p89   APR/94 p71
  caulk & sealant tips & problems (L)     APR/94 p8 APR/94 p8
  electric power, Transtext energy management   JUL/94 p16   JUL/94 p12
  Energy Update - Issue Theme     * AUG/94    AUG/94
  financing energy-efficient homes     SEP/94 p86   SEP/94 p65
  geothermal push by government, industry    JAN/94 p10   JAN/94 p8
  housewrap, air leaks & moisture (L)     FEB/94 p5 FEB/94 p6
  steel framing & heat loss      FEB/94 p74   MAR/94 p58
  steel framing, prevent thermal bridges (L)    NOV/94 p8 NOV/94 p7
  weatherproofing, cost effective by Oak Ridge  MAY/94 p14   MAY/94 p14
  chimney, modular HT-10 (P)        SEP/94 p90   SEP/94 p69
  fireplace hearth details        * NOV/94 p37   NOV/94 p31
  Rumford, outside air for (L)      SEP/94 p7 SEP/94 p7
  Rumford, reviving the        * MAR/94 p53   MAR/94 p43
  backfilling basics        * OCT/94 p77   OCT/94 p59
  cold joint, sealing (Q)        JUN/94 p15   JUN/94 p47
  foam backfill avoids soil subsidence    JUL/94 p16   JUL/94 p12
  foam form bracing cuts costs (L)     AUG/94 p6 AUG/94 p5
  foam forms speed concrete curing (L)    FEB/94 p5 FEB/94 p4
  footings, Deck Plug pre-cast (P)     MAR/94 p74   MAR/94 p61
  footings, fast forming for stepped    * MAR/94 p33   MAR/94 p25
  footings, guidelines for successful     MAR/94 p35   MAR/94 p27
  foundation drain and seal for wet sites (Q)   JUN/94 p15   JUN/94 p47
  foundation drain for wet sites, fabric (L)    OCT/94 p11   OCT/94 p11
  foundation drain placement details (L)     OCT/94 p8 OCT/94 p8
  foundation drain, holes up/down, pitch (Q)    JUL/94 p22   JUL/94 p18
  frost heaves, preventing       JUL/94 p84   JUL/94 p68
  post and pier room additions       * JUL/94 p37   JUL/94 p27
  rebar tips          * JUL/94 p59   JUL/94 p45
  retaining walls, Geogrid interlocking block   MAY/94 p68   MAY/94 p54
  Site Engineering, Simplified (B)     MAR/94 p65   MAR/94 p52
  soil compaction basics       * MAR/94 p27   MAR/94 p21
  Solid Foundations - Issue Theme    * MAR/94    MAR/94
  steel rebar/bolt/wire works with concrete  NOV/94 p69   NOV/94 p56
  water entry, basement, solutions (Q)    APR/94 p28   APR/94 p20
  adhesives, a guide to construction    * SEP/94 p53   SEP/94 p43
  beach/coastal construction      * APR/94 p41   APR/94 p29
  beam sizing, bending strength     AUG/94 p72   AUG/94 p56
  beam sizing, for shear and deflection   SEP/94 p76   SEP/94 p60
  beam sizing, live plus dead load (L)    NOV/94 p8 NOV/94 p7
  bracing, truss trips        MAR/94 p58   MAR/94 p47
  deck clip, Deckmaster (P)      JAN/94 p62   JAN/94 p54
  deck planking, choosing lumber for (Q)     JUN/94 p15   JUN/94 p47
  dormers, building doghouse      * OCT/94 p33   OCT/94 p25
  earthquake damage described in Los Angeles    APR/94 p11   APR/94 p11
  earthquake, APA report on plywood/OSB in LA   AUG/94 p9 AUG/94 p7
  Engineered Lumber - Issue Theme    * FEB/94    FEB/94
  fire-retardant trusses at risk       FEB/94 p9 FEB/94 p7
  fire-retardant trusses, failure (L)     JUL/94 p6 JUL/94 p6
  fire-retardant trusses, moisture damage (L)   MAR/94 p6 MAR/94 p6
  floor framing with wood I-joists      * FEB/94 p29   FEB/94 p17
  Framing & Structure - Issue Theme     * APR/94    APR/94
  headers, building up with plywood (Q)   DEC/94 p21   DEC/94 p17
  hybrid framing with wood & steel      * JAN/94 p29   JAN/94 p37
  layout for fast framing      * APR/94 p49   APR/94 p35
  lumber, non-toxic Pau Lope (P)       JUN/94 p74   JUN/94 p60
  lumber, treated wood environmental O.K.    OCT/94 p13   OCT/94 p13
  lumber, treated wood study        JAN/94 p13   JAN/94 p11
  lumber, working with Trex plastic-based  * AUG/94 p50   AUG/94 p40
  nail holding power, toe-nailed 8d's (L)    AUG/94 p6 AUG/94 p5
  nail size, number, space, type requirements * FEB/94 p61   FEB/94 p50
  nails, guide to galvanized      * NOV/94 p60   NOV/94 p48
  rafters, hip and valley sizing & support    * MAY/94 p36   MAY/94 p20
  rafters, hip and valley Southern method (L)   OCT/94 p8 OCT894 p
  roof panels, pre-fab vented Celo-Vent (P)  OCT/94 p104  OCT/94 p80
  rough framing, West Coast techniques (B)   MAR/94 p63   MAR/94 p51
  span tables, how to use      * APR/94 p56   APR/94 p40
  splicing hips & valleys (Q)       JAN/94 p22   JAN/94 p14
  steel framing & heat loss      FEB/94 p74   MAR/94 p58
  steel framing, prevent thermal bridges (L)    NOV/94 p8 NOV/94 p7
  steel studs for wood framers (P)     FEB/94 p79   FEB/94 p55
  wall framing, half-height basement    * SEP/94 p61   SEP/94 p51
  backdrafting issues, tight house (L)    NOV/94 p10   NOV/94 p8
  combining heating and cooling systems   OCT/94 p22   OCT/94 p19
  efficiency, how to measure AFUE & EF    DEC/94 p32   DEC/94 p28
  electric heat, programmable Ultrastat (P)  APR/94 p99   APR/94 p74
  forced hot air, adding on to       * FEB/94 p47   FEB/94 p35
  furnace filter, choosing among types    MAY/94 p74   MAY/94 p56
  gas heat cheapest per DOE estimates     JUN/94 p8 JUN/94 p8
  heat pumps, ground-source       * DEC/94 p37   DEC/94 p33
  HVAC, This Old (B)          DEC/94 p67   DEC/94 p60
  Mechanical Systems - Issue Theme      * DEC/94    DEC/94
  radiant combined with baseboard (Q)     MAR/94 p20   MAR/94 p15
  sealed combustion, heating with    * DEC/94 p30   DEC/94 p26
  thermostat, easy-read (P)      DEC/94 p74   DEC/94 p67
  ventilation using heat ducts & dampers (L)    JAN/94 p8 JAN/94 p6
  earthquake damage described in Los Angeles    APR/94 p11   APR/94 p11
  egress windows required (L)       JAN/94 p8 JAN/94 p6
  water in walls, three case studies    * AUG/94 p58   AUG/94 p46
  non-toxic insect powder (P)       APR/94 p97   APR/94 p74
  sand barrier termite control      MAR/94 p11   MAR/94 p11
  termite-control experiment results      OCT/94 p14   OCT/94 p14
  termite-control experiments in Calif. house   JAN/94 p9 JAN/94 p7
  termites & insulated foundations (Q)    FEB/94 p17   FEB/94 p15
  basement walls, rigid foam for (P)      AUG/94 p79   AUG/94 p60
  cellulose, dry-pack improvements     AUG/94 p33   AUG/94 p26
  cellulose, wet-spray installation     * AUG/94 p31   AUG/94 p24
  compressed batts, R-value of (Q)     APR/94 p30   APR/94 p21
  fiberglass linked to cancer, weak evidence    SEP/94 p9 SEP/94 p9
  foam-core panels, borate treatment question   JUN/94 p8 JUN/94 p8
  foam-core panels, borate-treated answers   JUL/94 p6 JUL/94 p6
  loose-fill fiberglass, fixing R-value loss    OCT/94 p15   OCT/94 p15
  wall framing affects R-value      SEP/94 p12   SEP/94 p12
  windows and R-values        JUN/94 p40   JUN/94 p34
  adhesive, subfloor suggestions (L)      DEC/94 p8 DEC/94 p8
  adhesives, a guide to construction    * SEP/94 p53   SEP/94 p43
  curved balcony, trimming a      * FEB/94 p58   FEB/94 p32
  Fiberwood curved stairways (P)       FEB/94 p79   FEB/94 p55
  finish carpentry quality standards    * DEC/94 p51   DEC/94 p47
  floors, glued wood (L)         JAN/94 p7 JAN/94 p5
  floors, insulated over concrete (Q)     DEC/94 p18   DEC/94 p14
  floors, laying wide-pine        * JUL/94 p66   JUL/94 p50
  floors, moisture control over concrete     OCT/94 p64   OCT/94 p50
  floors, sanding & refinishing wood    * NOV/94 p31   NOV/94 p25
  floors, wide pine is durable (L)     SEP/94 p6 SEP/94
  floors, wide pine selection details (L)    OCT/94 p10   OCT/94 p10
  floors, wood over concrete slabs      * OCT/94 p63   OCT/94 p49
  hole filler, Erase-A-Hole (P)     AUG/94 p82   AUG/94 p63
  moldings, flexible (P)         OCT/94 p105  OCT/94 p81
  newell posts, fastening tips       * MAY/94 p60   MAY/94 p4
  plaster grounds, proper backer board (L)   FEB/94 p5 FEB/94 p4
  trimless detailing solutions      MAY/94 p20
  wainscot, frame-and-panel       * JAN/94 p39   JAN/94 p31
  appliance specs by fax         JUL/94 p12   JUL/94 p10
  backsplash, choosing a         NOV/94 p65   NOV/94 p53
  cabinets, cup hinges and drawer slides   * SEP/94 p45   SEP/94 p32
  cabinets, hanging securely        APR/94 p83   APR/94 p65
  catalog books for clients cut K&B bid time    FEB/94 p67   FEB/94 p53
  cooktops, what's new        OCT/94 p89   OCT/94 p72
  countertop edge details            DEC/94 p63
  countertops, laminate tips (L)       MAR/94 p7 MAR/94 p7
  countertops, solid surface instructions  * MAY/94 p43   MAY/94 p29
  Kitchen & Bath - Issue Theme       * SEP/94    SEP/94
  kitchen design, 31 rules for       * SEP/94 p31   SEP/94 p37
  kitchen design, client questionnaire    JUN/94 p61   JUN/94 p54
  marble, working with cultured     AUG/94 p68   AUG/94 p51
  remodeling kitchens, design changes     JUL/94 p77   JUL/94 p61
  arbitration authority not limited by court    JAN/94 p21   JAN/94 p18
  conditional bid acceptance not a contract  MAR/94 p18   MAR/94 p18
  corporations protect personal assets    APR/94 p21   APR/94 p17
  drinking on job-site, contractor liable    OCT/94 p82   OCT/94 p64
  expert witness, new guidelines for      FEB/94 p13   FEB/94 p10
  lien rights, protecting        SEP/94 p18   SEP/94 p14
  OSHA paperwork requirements       MAY/94 p24   MAY/94 p16
  shipping damage, who pays for     JUN/94 p19   JUN/94 p17
  sued, what to do when being       DEC/94 p22   DEC/94 p58
  fluorescents, dedicated compact fixtures   JAN/94 p60   JAN/94 p52
  recessed lighting, using baffles around    OCT/94 p94   OCT/94 p74
  blower-door tests for house tightness   AUG/94 p39   AUG/94 p31
  exhaust fans & house depressurization   AUG/94 p40   AUG/94 p32
  fire-retardant trusses, moisture damage (L)   MAR/94 p6 MAR/94 p6
  heat-recovery ventilators       * MAR/94 p39   MAR/94 p31
  roof ventilation, purposes for (L)      OCT/94 p11   OCT/94 p11
  sick-building linked to mineral fibers     MAY/94 p11   MAY/94 p11
  tight-house backdrafting issues (L)     NOV/94 p10   NOV/94 p8
  tight-house venting problems & solutions    * AUG/94 p37   AUG/94 p29
  vapor barrier, origins of polyethylene use    JUN/94 p9 JUN/94 p10
  vapor barriers, avoid sub-slab problems  * MAY/94 p54   MAY/94 p37
  ventilation using heat ducts & dampers (L)    JAN/94 p8 JAN/94 p6
  dropcloth, pretaped plastic (P)      DEC/94 p77   DEC/94 p70
  exterior trim, proper finishes       APR/94 p77   APR/94 p61
  Interior Finishes - Issue Theme    * NOV/94    NOV/94
  latex outlasts oil, per Forest Products Lab   SEP/94 p9 SEP/94 p9
  lead in painters' blood not correlated     FEB/94 p11   FEB/94 p9
  lead in painters' blood, safe levels (L)   MAY/94 p7 MAY/94 p7
  water-based polyurethanes, wood floors (Q)    APR/94 p30   APR/94 p21
  antiscald code update       JUL/94 p54   JUL/94 p42
  antiscald protection for showers      * JUL/94 p53   JUL/94 p41
  composting sink, EcoCycle (P)     APR/94 p99
  electrical ground for water lines (Q)   MAR/94 p21   MAR/94 p16
  heat pump, new makes more hot water     NOV/94 p74   NOV/94 p62
  lead in well pumps, scare fades      AUG/94 p12   AUG/94 p10
  plumbing problems, fix 12 most common    * OCT/94 p47   OCT/94 p35
  septic alternative for low-perk soils   APR/94 p12   APR/94 p12
  water line, insulate crawlspace entry (Q)  JAN/94 p22   JAN/94 p14
  water pressure problem diagnosis/fix    MAR/94 p66   MAR/94 p53
  water pressure, regulating city (L)     SEP/94 p6 SEP/94 p6
  business tips for remodelers      JAN/94 p37   JAN/94 p36
  door, steel replacement in old jamb (P)    FEB/94 p82   FEB/94 p58
  floor protection during demolition (Q)     DEC/94 p19   DEC/94 p15
  flooring, tips for removing vinyl (Q)   MAY/94 p16   MAY/94 p15
  floors, wood over concrete slabs      * OCT/94 p63   OCT/94 p49
  Remodeling & Rehab - Issue  Theme     * OCT/94    OCT/94
  Remodeling & Renovation Cost Estimator (B)    JUN/94 p26
  Remodeling Production (B)      JUN/94 p24
  Advances in Roofing - Issue Theme     * MAY/94    MAY/94
  felt for fire-rating (L)       JAN/94 p7 JAN/94 p5
  felt is a vapor barrier (L)       APR/94 p7 APR/94 p7
  flashing, tile-roof skylights (Q)    AUG/94 p16   AUG/94 p12
  low-slope roofing, leakproof details     * MAY/94 p32   MAY/94 p20
  low-slope roofs, wood, slate, concrete tips * MAY/94 p32   MAY/94 p20
  robot, Rapid Roofer (P)        NOV/94 p16   NOV/94 p15
  shingle strengths vary by brand      FEB/94 p13   FEB/94 p10
  stone veneer roof tile (P)        NOV/94 p84   NOV/94 p69
  vents, low-profile slate (P)      MAR/94 p77   MAR/94 p63
  wood roofs, fire protection     * AUG/94 p53   AUG/94 p42
  alarms, fire & toxic gas       DEC/94 p61   DEC/94 p53
  back-supports, value debated      JUN/94 p10   JUN/94 p11
  carpet toxicity test result questioned     SEP/94 p10   SEP/94 p10
  CO detectors          JUN/94 p70   JUN/94 p58
  fiberglass linked to cancer, weak evidence    SEP/94 p9 SEP/94 p9
  foam, polyisocyanurate health effects (Q)  DEC/94 p18   DEC/94 p14
  lead regulations database on disk    MAY/94 p13   MAY/94 p13
  lightning protection, low-cost design (L)  JUL/94 p6 JUL/94 p6
  lightning surge protection system     * FEB/94 p39   FEB/94 p27
  nail guns, correct air pressure (L)     SEP/94 p6 SEP/94 p6
  nail guns, working safely with     * JUN/94 p57   JUN/94 p35
  OSHA inspections, preparing for      NOV/94 p63   NOV/94 p18
  radon hazard: jumping to conclusions?   APR/94 p16   APR/94 p14
  safety responsibility, cannot subcontract  FEB/94 p26   FEB/94 p46
  security systems, home       * DEC/94 p59   DEC/94 p51
  water, drinking, treatment alternatives  * JAN/94 p45   JAN/94 p41
  water, major contaminants      JAN/94 p47   JAN/94 p43
  water, take the worry out of drinking    * JAN/94 p45   JAN/94 p41
  cedar shingle grading confusion      NOV/94 p13   NOV/94 p11
  clear finish on exterior wood (Q)    OCT/94 p19   OCT/94 p18
  deadbolt, electronic (P)       DEC/94 p76   DEC/94 p69
  deck cleaner, bleach-free (P)     NOV/94 p82   NOV/94 p68
  entry, simple custom from stock materials   * JUN/94 p54   JUN/94 p42
  hardboard siding pulled from Florida market   MAY/94 p9 MAY/94 p9
  OSB panel bending strength (L)       JUL/94 p7 JUL/94 p8
  OSB panel performance rating       * FEB/94 p35   FEB/94 p23
  rail posts, attaching to decks       DEC/94 p71   DEC/94 p65
  sheathing, APA stamp explained       FEB/94 p37   FEB/94 p25
  shingle siding layout at windows (Q)    JUL/94 p21   JUL/94 p17
  siding stains & extractive bleeding in wood   NOV/94 p61   NOV/94 p49
  stucco cracks, preventing (Q)     SEP/94 p16   SEP/94 p16
  trim that lasts, exterior       * APR/94 p75   APR/94 p59
  wood siding, nail coating vs. staining (L)    APR/94 p7 APR/94 p7
  wood siding, pneumatic nailing problem (L)    JAN/94 p7 JAN/94 p5
  camera, heavy-duty ProCam Polaroid (P)     NOV/94 p80   NOV/94 p66
  caulk guns, high-performance      SEP/94 p57   SEP/94 p47
  circular saw, Porter Cable 347 (P)      MAY/94 p86   MAY/94 p65
  combination square, Douglas Quad (P)    JUN/94 p82   JUN/94 p66
  dump truck kit for pickups (P)       DEC/94 p74   DEC/94 p67
  dust mask cure for fogged glasses (Q)   MAY/94 p18   MAY/94 p15
  glue gun, hot-melt (P)         JUL/94 p94   JUL/94 p74
  layout, fast tools for framing       APR/94 p52   APR/94 p38
  sanders, triangle detail (P)      NOV/94 p89   NOV/94 p72
  saws, new cordless (P)         DEC/94 p81   DEC/94 p74
  Sawzall, super demolition saw (P)    MAR/94 p82   MAR/94 p66
  stand for mitre saw, Saw Helper (P)     SEP/94 p98   SEP/94 p74
  tight spots, tools for: saw, drill, etc (P)   OCT/94 p40   OCT/94 p30
  wall jacks, Proctor, lift safely (P)    JAN/94 p65   JAN/94 p58
  wormdrive saw, Skil 77 revised (P)      MAY/94 p90   MAY/94 p66
  balcony roof-window, Cabrio (P)      MAR/94 p76   MAR/94 p63
  energy ratings, Certified Products Direct.    JAN/94 p14   JAN/94 p10
  low-E glazing, R-value, visibility, choices   JUL/94 p89   JUL/94 p65
  skylight wells, remodeler's guide     * AUG/94 p44   AUG/94 p36
  specialty windows (P)       JUN/94 p37   JUN/94 p31
  window upgrade, innovative savings      MAY/94 p10   MAY/94 p10
  window-walls, two-story solutions (L)   JUN/94 p5 JUN/94 p6
  Windows & Exteriors - Issue Theme     * JUN/94    JUN/94
  windows and R-values        JUN/94 p40   JUN/94 p34
  wood windows, shopping guide       * JUN/94 p33   JUN/94 p27
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