Podcast Episode 50 — Housewrap, Tape, and the Business of Building
Options and realistic expectations when installing and flashing a new window in an old house
In this podcast episode, FHB editor Justin Fink, design editor Brian Pontolilo, and editorial director Rob Yagid discuss tankless water heater tech, including propane gas lines needed to supply them. Also on the slate for this episode: porches, permits, excavation, crawlspace insulation, and business resources for the building trades. Plus, a scammer tries to convince Brian that there is a warrant out for his arrest for tax violations. And last and least, some props from the guys for me, Mike Alterio, for the work I do putting together these show note posts! You’re welcome, guys! Remember, you can always find all our podcast show notes at FineHomebuilding.com/podcast. And if you ever need any help at all with the website, email me at MAlterio@taunton.com.
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This episode is sponsored by Warmboard, the radiant heating system.
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Resources mentioned in (or related to) this podcast episode:
- Maintain Your Tankless, Or Else!
- Articles by Dave Crosby.
- Ice-Dam Protection: How Far Up the Roof?
- All FHB podcast show notes: FineHomebuilding.com/podcast.
Resources for building trades professionals, especially ones at the start of their careers:
- FHB’s Building Business blog.
- Link to sign up for FHB newsletters, including the twice monthly Building Business newsletter.
- Articles by FHB ambassador and business consultant Shawn Van Dyke.
- Podcast Episode 33 with Shawn and Tyler Grace on running a builder business.
- The Modern Craftsman Podcast.
- The Protractor Podcast.
Here’s the tankless heating chart that Justin mentioned in the podcast: