Podcast Episode 65 — Of Mice and Matt
Summer upstairs ventilation, OSB vs plywood, and insulating rim joists.
Fine Homebuilding associate editor Matthew Millham joins FHB editor Justin Fink and editorial director Rob Yagid in this podcast episode. Matt’s a new editor at FHB, as well as an Army veteran and a recent grad from the State University of New York’s residential construction program. The guys talk about straw-bale construction, OSB vs plywood, and whole-house fans vs powered ventilators. Plus DIY rim-joist insulation and the mice that get up in there.
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Resources and links mentioned in (or related to) this podcast episode:
- Insulation on Rim Joists.
- OSB vs Plywood.
- Spray Foam for the Rest of Us.
- Lunos system.
- Whole-House Fans vs Powered Ventilators.
- Whole-House Fan/Stack Effect.
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