Podcast Episode 66 — Venting and Piping and Beams, Oh My!
Open-joint cladding: when does siding become purely ornamental?
Fine Homebuilding associate editor Matthew Millham and design editor Brian Pontolilo join FHB editor Justin Fink in this podcast episode. In this one, the guys answer listener questions, focusing on load-bearing beams, choosing pipe, and what to do with an unused dryer vent. And Brian has strong opinions about water penetration through siding.
Speaking of strong opinions, we strongly think you should come out to meet the Fine Homebuilding team at the Remodeling and Deck Show this October in Nashville! We’ll be at Booth 424 on Oct. 26, 2017, at the Nashville Music City Center. We’re running an Emerging Professionals Event and recording an episode of this podcast from the show floor.
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Foam sheathing and housewrap:
- All About Water-Resistive Barriers.
- Can Your Water-Resistive Barrier Take UV Exposure?
- The AC-71 PDF file from Green Building Advisor.
- Links to WRB options that resist UV from …
Other resources and links related to this podcast:
- Attic Beams.
- PVC vs ABS pipe.
- If you have the print issue or the thumb-drive FHB archives, see the article by Ed Cunha in #160 – “A Primer on PVC Pipe.”
- October’s Remodeling and Deck Show in Nashville.
- All FHB podcast show notes: FineHomebuilding.com/podcast.
- Buy a shirt at KeepCraftAlive.org.