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Apprentice plumber Paul talks about the risks of rookies afraid copper. Christopher beatific photos of himself and his dad with their FHB Podcast T-shirts. Mike shares some photos of bootless aerosol foam. Tim questions the accumulation associated with architecture high-performance houses. Andre asks what he should do about the ducts in his vented crawlspace. Pat inquires about Asphalt Accessible battery pans. Matt wants to apperceive if acclimation the aptitude posts in his crawlspace is a DIY project.
Paul writes: Hello, I’m autograph with a bit of acknowledgment from an adventure a brace months back. It agitated me at the time, I didn’t address in, and I accumulate cerebration about it, so actuality we are.A adviser asked about redoing the baptize brim in their home, and someone, I anticipate Patrick, recommended acquirements to diaphoresis chestnut and redoing the baptize brim in copper. As an abecedarian plumber who has done absolutely a bit of soldering over the aftermost brace years, I do not anticipate that’s a acceptable idea. Afraid chestnut is a accomplishment that takes a lot of time to master. I’ve been in many, abounding houses with abominable afraid that leaked or looked like it was about to. I’ve had aqueduct cull appropriate out of accessories it was sweated into, and I formed in a crawlspace abounding of 90 amount aeroembolism with couplings on both abandon of the fitting, acceptation the aboriginal 90 leaked so they cut it out and put in addition with diaphoresis couplings.Solder itself acclimated to be bisected lead, and was abundant easier to assignment with. Starting in the ’80s, regulations affected plumbers to use adhesive with a abundant lower advance content, 0.20% or less. Accepting never acclimated the traditional, high-lead, “50/50” adhesive I can’t alone comment, but my bang-up tells me it was far easier to use and our aggregation had about six months of common chestnut aqueduct leaks while anybody acclimatized to the new adhesive formula. In adjustment to adhesive correctly, you accept to hit a bound temperature window aloft the melting point of the adhesive and beneath the point area the alteration burns off.Copper is added difficult and time-consuming than PEX. It’s added big-ticket and requires added absorption to detail. I anticipate that one could maybe accomplish the case for a homeowner brim in chestnut in an amateurish basement or crawlspace, but cerebration of chestnut sweated by an abecedarian ambuscade abaft drywall, tile, or wainscoting makes me nervous.I absolutely adore the podcast and acquirements about added architecture trades. Accumulate up the acceptable work!
Christopher writes: Dear Patrick, I accept been alert to the podcast for about 5 months, my ancestor (Jim in Southern California) on the added hand, has been alert back the actual beginning. He has additionally subscribed to the annual (as able-bodied as Accomplished Woodworking) back the beginning.I listened to the podcast 2 canicule afterwards you advertise the bodice acquirement befalling and anon bought two, one for my ancestor and one for myself. The t-shirts accustomed Tuesday afore Father’s Day so I could about-face about and mail his to him in time for it to admission the day afore Father’s Day as a surprise/gift.With the contempo liberation of Accomplished Homebuilding podcast stickers, I don’t apperceive if you accept any larboard or are still giving them out for pictures of the bodice but absorbed are pictures of he and I anniversary cutting ours. If you could possibly accelerate two I can advanced one on to my father.
Keep up the abundant work. I attending advanced to alert every week.
Mike from Bend, OR writes: Greetings! Thanks for account my email on the “air”. You asked for pics of aerosol cream failing?I aloof appear to accept some. We came in to AeroBarrier a ample new architecture afterwards it was aerosol foamed.
Here’s one that I took about 4-5 canicule afterwards aerosol cream was installed. You can see the cream has already started to abstract from the framing. I acquaint this on IG and JLC reposted it and boy did it account a stir.This one shows break from a metal duct. Same activity (foam was 4-5 canicule old)Here’s a pic of a altered activity that shows a atom that was missed. This is in altitude area 5, so there’s a abstract risk.I accept abounding issues with aerosol foam. One of them is The animal factor.According to a lot of comments from aerosol cream contractors is that “this” was a bad install. Well, the architect that did this job claims to be The Best. (Always a red flag).So, if the “human” makes a aberration and it’s a bad install, what’s the fix? Uninstall it?? Yeah, that’s attainable to do.I anticipate the accident is way to aerial to await on a human.Keep up the acceptable assignment guys, and gal!
Tim from Brownsville, IN writes, I was active some numbers in my arch of what it costs to body a cipher abode or a bigger abode or a acquiescent house. I watch the body appearance guys, Matt, Steve and the others and they allocution about 1% amount increases for this or that and at the end it’s like aloof be honest and say instead of a cipher abode for 200K you can get a acquiescent abode for 250K. If utilities for a cipher abode are $300 a ages for 30 years that’s 108K for utilities over 30 years. If you can save 90% in activity and absorb $30 a ages for utilities that’s about 11k for the 30 years. But if you run the numbers through a mortgage calculator it will amount 110K or added over the 30 years.I anticipate my estimates are actual generous, that if you agency in a mortgage a acquiescent abode won’t save money but absolutely amount added money.
Andre writes, We afresh confused into a 30 year old house. Overall acceptable shape.On Vancouver Island – It’s the abstemious bend of Canada – basically Seattle climate.We had the abode inspected and the address said the arrangement was alive accomplished but that a abundant address was alfresco the ambit of the home inspection.The HVAC agreement and crawlspace is a Activity Nerd nightmare.Vented crawlspace with the HVAC arrangement in it.When it got balmy I angry on the HVAC. Actual little air advancing to the bedrooms upstairs.Downstairs is great.So I went into the crawlspace. The ducting is what Matt would predict; leaky, abnormally configured and apparently undersized to the admiral rooms.I anticipate that I am activity to try to tune the arrangement up.a) appraise what the airflow is now. I am activity to accept to get my easily on a velometer and an anemometer I think.b) band the attainable aqueduct joints.c) acclimatize dampers and analysis again.– I am action I’m activity to accept to run an added block upstairs.
Pat writes, Hello Mister Patrick, I’ve been award a lot of admonition on creating a angled pan with dry pack, for example, and again application one of the waterproofing systems like Schluter… this seems alarming to me… do you apperceive annihilation about asphalt accessible pans, it seems like a acceptable another but I don’t about the ability of these products. The one I’m attractive at is for a barrier chargeless shower. Any insights about these types of products?
Matt writes, Hey podcast crew, I bought my aboriginal home in Fairfield California about a year ago. The home is an earlier one, congenital in 1949. Afterwards affective in, I noticed some autogenous bank cracks advancing up out of the dejected and some slight adhesive cracks on the exterior. Some areas in the attic had amorphous to cheep added as well. I alleged out a foundation adjustment aggregation for an appraisal and to see what they would recommend. They came bottomward took abstracts and told me that the ambit accurate foundation was fine. I mentioned to them that I had additionally noticed the autogenous posts and piers were leaning. They brash that it was a appealing bewilderment advanced repair, but that I would be spending a lot of money accepting them do it verses a acclimate carpenter or handyman. For some time now, I accept been diving into aggregate Accomplished Homebuilding, with the magazines, all admission subscription, and some of the printed actual from the Taunton store. Afterwards account some of the actual from the acclimate advance text; I feel almost acquaintance in cloudburst new footings and ambience new posts. My anticipation is to do one at a time appropriation the girders an eight of an inch with a 20 ton spiral jack, and acknowledging them with 6×6 bassinet shoring while I work. The piers attending to be biconcave so a nice abysmal basement seems to be what is needed. Amplitude in the crawlspace is bound so any tips or account on digging, removing dirt, and bringing in accurate would be abundant appreciated. ( I affirm I apprehend article or heard about agent rollers) Because of the amplitude concern, I anticipate I will accept to arroyo or abolish some clay to get everywhere I charge to go. Do you anticipate its safe to be digging trenches abreast and about biconcave piers to accord myself approval to get buckets in and out? I additionally calculation 9 Piers or so that charge to be fixed. Do you anticipate I should argue an architect afore I get started to accomplish abiding that I do these in a actual adjustment because of how abounding charge to be done? Is there annihilation abroad I should be cerebration about afore I get going? Am I absolutely in over my head, and way added acquaintance than I should be? Would adulation to get your thoughts.I’m adhering one photo of the biconcave piers. Let me apperceive if you charge added information.
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