Podcast Episode 69 — Cellulose Insulation, Respirators, Dormer Trim, and Working Alone
A drywall ceiling, rim joists, gazebo ceilings, and roofing underlayment.
Fine Homebuilding associate editor Matthew Millham and design editor Brian Pontolilo join FHB editorial director Rob Yagid in this podcast episode. Usual host Justin Fink is off this week putting a drywall ceiling in his garage and installing some cellulose installation (see photos below). Rob is working on the exterior facade of his own house. Plus, he talks about PVC trim package considerations. And Matt talks about poking around his house to figure out exactly what’s what.
The guys tackle a reader question about roofing focusing on drip-edge and roofing-underlayment issues. Another question looks at a new decorative gazebo ceiling.
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We are looking for as many podcast listeners as possible to 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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Resources and links related to this podcast:
- Matt’s article on Respirators.
- Justin’s Instagram — @MrJFink.
- Menards and Home Depot Sued over a 4×4.
- October’s Remodeling and Deck Show in Nashville.
- All FHB podcast show notes: FineHomebuilding.com/podcast.
- Buy a shirt at KeepCraftAlive.org.
From his Instagram, here’s what Justin was doing this week instead of hosting the podcast:
And here is a photo of Rob’s new dormers: