Podcast Episode 97 — Contractors, Components, and Keeping Craft Alive
Drain-waste-vent systems, trusses, picking a plumber, and venting bathroom fans.
The show starts rough this week, as Justin bobbles the opening and Rob steps in a little late. So the guys just jump into the listener questions. That’s the usual suspects, Justin Fink, Rob Yagid, and Brian Pontolilo, for this episode.
No wait! First the guys talk about raising money for #KeepCraftAlive scholarships (links below). And Rob wants to talk about hiring contractors … without losing his status as a fine home builder! Then to questions …
Listener John asks about drain-waste-vent systems. Pitch, code compliance, and other issues are on the table.
Listener Ben wants thoughts on stick-built rafters vs. houses made of components, e.g., trusses. Check out this video. The guys end up talking about shed roofs, and Rob accidentally coins a new term: “Shoofs.”
And listener Keith has questions about bathroom roof vents.
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Here are a few links related to this podcast:
- Justin’s article on Drain-Waste-Vent Systems.
- Time-lapse video: stick-framing vs. structural components.
- The FHB 2014 Best New Home, by James Tuor, features a shed roof, or shoof.
- Here’s a video of that 2014 Best News Home.
- The Basics of Bath Fans.
- All FHB podcast show notes: FineHomebuilding.com/podcast.
- Fundraiser Report (We raised $15,000!) from the IBS event.
- #KeepCraftAlive tee-shirts make great holiday gifts, and the proceeds support scholarships for building trades students. So go order some shirts at KeepCraftAlive.org.