Builder Mike Guertin outlines fire-safety code requirements and suggests acceptable fireblocking and draftstopping methods and materials.
One of these wires is meant to complete a circuit and the other is there just for safety.
Working safe on the job site can be as simple as avoiding risks, or as involved as installing a system of guardrails, ropes, and harnesses. Learn how to implement the options that match the requirements of your projects.
A variety of site-made and store-bought accessories increase cut quality and decrease chance of injury.
These panels look the same as regular drywall, but special additives and glass fibers make them more effective at containing fire.
The choice depends on what you're handling and how much you're willing to spend.
Use job-site scraps to build a simple, no-fuss sled for making safe and accurate crosscuts on your tablesaw.
Make cleaner cuts and prevent dangerous kickback with this handy tablesaw accessory.
A new use for EPDM rubber-sheathed wires.
A clever way to recycle copper cable outer insulation.
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