Building codes, mantels, MDF, toenailing, welding, heating options, and gift ideas at the Taunton Store.
A listener sends in a video question about water puddled in her newly constructed basement.
Gussets and 2x4s make a deep-sloped ceiling for a thick layer of insulation.
Address the air leaks and convert a vented, unconditioned attic into an unvented, conditioned attic.
The interior air barrier is installed before framing the interior walls.
Dense-packed rafter bays need rigid vents.
Also, copper wiring vs. aluminum -- and new basement supports in a 280-year-old farmhouse.
A shower of information about vermiculite — that’s a literal shower for Justin and Brian, from back before they knew what it was!
Asbestos exposure from vermiculite insulation can lead to asbestosis, lung cancer, and mesothelioma, which can show up years or even decades after exposure.
Brian, Rob, and Justin are amazed at builder Mike Guertin’s clever trick for tackling the cheek wall of a cross gable.
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