Podcast Episode 72 — Matt Plans to Build a Cottage
Plus, lively discussions of steel framing and fixing chimney cracks.
Fine Homebuilding editor Justin Fink joins associate editor Matthew Millham and editorial director Rob Yagid in this episode. The guys talk about Matt’s reasons and plans for building a cabin, or maybe a cottage. Justin leads a discussion on steel framing, and what happens to a steel-framed house in a fire. Exterior insulation and commercial building influences on steel framing are also a part of the conversation. Plus, metal plates in Rob’s basement remodel, and Rob hijacks the podcast to talk about fixing the cracks in his chimney.
Listener Doug has a hot water question. (see below for links)
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Links related to this episode:
- Boiceville Cottages.
- Mike Guertin’s article showing the use of metal stud tracks to frame walls.
- Chimney – Crown molding form works.
- Asphalt Roofing.
- Bombproof Chimney Cap.
- Watts Mixing Valve — (product sheet; install instructions).
- More on how mixing valves work, and the dangers of Legionella.
- October’s Remodeling and Deck Show in Nashville.
- All FHB podcast show notes: FineHomebuilding.com/podcast.
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