Podcast Episode 111 — Justin After Dentist
Air-sealing, caulks, stucco, old house repairs, lally columns, and mortise and tenon carpentry.
For this episode, the guys recorded the podcast a little later in the day than usual, because Justin just got back from the dentist, and he was a little under the influence of novocaine, as you can see in this video. Getting a crown at the dentist, it turns out, is a process that Justin compares to mortise and tenon carpentry. Brian and Matt indulge this metaphor for a little while, but then it is time for the real stuff.
Diving right into the listener questions, here’s one from Josh. He asks about using caulk as an air sealant. The guys talk about different options for sealants (like acoustical sealant) and air-sealing systems. Justin suggests Zip system on the outside, caulking of some kind as a back-up spot sealer, for example, around windows. That leads to a discussion of air sealing. The guys are pretty passionate about that, debunking the “A House Needs To Breathe” mythology. Justin compares air sealing to novocaine — both obvious and essential advances! Brian responds, “Let’s move on.”
Listener David refers back to Episode 42 with a question about stucco. He wants to protect it from the elements, since he has no roof overhang. That leads to talk about stucco and the layers that go into making a stucco wall. Plus, why does stucco fail so much? The guys have opinions on that.
Plus, this episode includes our new segment …
Favorites From the FHB Vault: Favorite Old House Repairs
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Links related to this episode:
- Here’s a dentist installing a crown. No wait, it’s mortise and tenon construction. Basically the same thing, right?
- Stucco Woes — The Perfect Storm.
- Stucco – Best Practice Method using Delta Dry Stucco & Stone.
- Are Drainable Housewraps Enough?
- Fine Woodworking Live.
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