Podcast Episode 70 — Batt Insulation and Rigid-Foam Air-Sealing for a Workshop Ceiling
Textured interior finishes, electrical panels, landscape lighting, flooding, PVC disposal, and heat-pump water heater issues.
Fine Homebuilding editor Justin Fink returns to the podcast after a week off. He joins design editor Brian Pontolilo and FHB editorial director Rob Yagid in this episode. Justin reports on his “staycation,” in which he worked on his garage/workshop. He strapped batts to the hip roof and then air-sealed it all with rigid-foam insulation. Then he used a lift to put up drywall and used compounds to fill the gaps. He used a drywall texture tool to add texture to the walls and ceiling, and then painted. Photos are at the bottom of this page.
The guys tackle a listener question about water management and flooding in a basement. Take a look at this diagram Simon sent us:
Rob talks about what to do with leftover PVC. Brian has comments on his heat-pump water heater, but Rob and Justin are not paying attention.
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- FHB articles on hip roofs.
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Enjoy these photos of Justin’s insulation and drywall work on his workshop. The last photo in the series is the drywall texture tool he got from Harbor Freight: