Podcast Episode 100: ONE HUNDRED SHOWS!
Bathroom electricals, roof vents, adhesive guns, appliances and kitchen cabinets, and tablesaw safety.
For our 100th episode, four lucky winners took home some great tools. Click to see the guys show off the prizes on Instagram:
- One (1) Hitachi C7WDM Wormdrive Saw – Value: $200
- One (1) Makita AT638A 18 ga. Narrow Crown Stapler – Value: $100
- One (1) Makita AF353 23 ga. Pin Nailer – Value: $110
- One (1) Martinez Tools 15 oz. M1 Titanium Handle, Steel Head Hammer & Replacement Strike Face – Value: $275
This milestone episode featured the give-away, with the great prizes listed above. That reminds Brian that he loves getting free stuff … hint hint!
Justin wants us to be around for another hundred episodes, and to get there he wants all you listeners to feel guilty. If you have not yet done so — and face it, you haven’t — go to the iTunes or Google Play stores and write us good reviews! That’s what the suits in the front office love to see, so save our jobs, enjoy our free episodes and prizes, and spread some love for your favorite podcast.
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So don’t say we never give you anything nice!
Getting to the home building part of the episode, Rob, Justin, and Brian talk about lighting, seeing as Rob has an electrician coming to work on his in-progress bathroom remodel; he’s leaning toward sconces. The conversation also covers bath fans and ventilation.
Podcast listener Adam writes in with a question about keeping a four-gang electrical box in plane with the wall. Justin has a singular take on this problem, and Brian, who has personal experience with this situation, has more to say.
Listener Nate has a video question! Thanks for sending that in. He’s turning a loft above a garage into an apartment, but it has no roof venting. Should he put some in? You can watch his question in the video at the top of this post or in the Episode 100 video on the Fine Homebuilding YouTube Channel. That’s Nate and the roof of the apartment-to-be in a still from his video. The guys mention that some shingle makers require venting before they will honor a warranty. They talk it over and come up with two solutions: putting in vents and insulation yourself, or bringing in a guy to put in closed-cell spray foam.
Chris has a question about a spray-foam adhesive gun from Huber Advantech.
Paul wants to fit new appliances into his existing kitchen. Maybe you can lower the appliance. Or you may have to deconstruct the space, for example, by removing or reconstructing cabinets.
John asks about splitters and riving knives. The guys explain tablesaw kickback and how a splitter is not as good as a riving knife for keeping you safe.
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Airtight recessed can light articles:
- How do you air-seal recessed can lights that you can’t access from above?
- Recessed Can Lights.
- Air-Sealing Can Lights Safely.
- Airtight Electrical Box.
Other links related to this episode:
- The Basics of Bath Fans.
- Attic-Ventilation Strategies.
- Adequate Roof Venting.
- Load a Foam Gun the Right Way.
- Tool Hound: Riving Knives Explained.
- All FHB podcast show notes: FineHomebuilding.com/podcast.
- Sales of #KeepCraftAlive tee-shirts support scholarships for building trades students. So go order some shirts at KeepCraftAlive.org.