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The Fine Homebuilding Podcast

The Fine Homebuilding Podcast embodies Fine Homebuilding magazine's commitment to the preservation of craftsmanship and the advancement of home performance in residential construction. Hosted by the magazine's editors, The FHB Podcast is an informal but vigorous show about the techniques and principles that allow listeners to master their design and building challenges.
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Dec 29, 2017

In this episode, Rob, Justin, and Brian take long looks at metal roofs and thermal bridges. The guys also tackle whistling hot water bathroom fixtures, closet flanges, replacing open-cell insulation, shed construction, and the paradox of caulking around the bottom of a toilet.

Dec 22, 2017

Atmospheric water generators, working soapstone, basement flooring, ductless minisplits, glue where you just do not want it, drinking bad water, and dead mice.

Dec 15, 2017

In this episode, Justin, Rob, and Brian talk about fine carpentry and hand planes, condensation in an attic, and the overwhelming options for fasteners these days. Plus, Brian's old band, "Grooved Pavement."

Dec 8, 2017

In this episode, show regulars Justin Fink, Brian Pontolilo, and Rob Yagid talk about the priorities they would put on a complete home remodel of a typical 1980s dwelling. The guys discuss buying a house, ventilation, carpeting, paint, remodeling, built-ins, garages, humidity, attics, basements, and windows.

Dec 1, 2017

On Podcast Episode 86, Matt, Rob, and Brian return to mantels and hearths, and they grapple with listener questions about ceilings, basement remodeling, and plumbing for folks who are not so sure about their plumbing skills.

Nov 24, 2017

In this Thanksgiving episode, Brian, Rob, and Justin talk about building codes, mantels, MDF, toenailing, welding, attics, framing, flooring, and gift ideas at the Taunton Store.

Nov 17, 2017

This holiday gift-giving edition features a podcast takeover by Fine Homebuilding associate editors Patrick McCombe and Matthew Millham; Matt Kenney, the special projects editor at Fine Woodworking; and FHB Ambassador Kiefer Limeback. The guys talked about tool gifts, including tool bags, work lights, 18-gauge nailers, bench chisels, bench planes, pry bars, circular saws, sanders, tape measures, and more.

Nov 10, 2017

Cold Attics and Wet Basements - Rob needs to finish framing and insulating his attic project before winter hits hard. Listeners submit questions on decking, basement water issues, and designing a built-in.

Nov 3, 2017

The guys talk about how to clean moss off a roof, plus listener questions on wind-driven moisture, large-format tile, air-sealed crawlspaces, and cased openings.

Oct 31, 2017

In this special episode, the fifth recorded live at the 2017 Remodeling Show and Deck Expo, Fine Homebuilding editor Justin Fink and editorial director Rob Yagid talk with three home construction experts about trends in the Nashville area. Also, the guys talked with Rich Citro from Schluter systems. He has some interesting things to explain about heating tile systems.

Oct 30, 2017

In this special episode, the fourth recorded live at the 2017 Remodeling Show and Deck Expo, Fine Homebuilding editor Justin Fink and editorial director Rob Yagid talk with FHB Ambassador Shawn Van Dyke. But first, the guys talked with Larry from Moisture Shield, the director of marketing at the company that makes synthetic and composite decking materials. Shawn Van Dyke is an FHB ambassador and a specialist in business coaching and consulting. He talked with the guys about customer fear and how to make your clients feel confident. Plus, estimates vs. proposals.

Oct 27, 2017

In this special episode, the third recorded live at the 2017 Remodeling Show and Deck Expo, Fine Homebuilding editor Justin Fink and editorial director Rob Yagid talk with FHB Ambassador John Hourihan as well as Chris Clark from Huber.

John Hourihan is an FHB ambassador and the Director of Operations at RiverStone Custom Builders in Wellesley, Mass.

Oct 27, 2017

In this special episode, recorded live at the 2017 Remodeling Show and Deck Expo, Justin and Rob talk with FHB Ambassador Andy Moore. Andy is the owner of Modern Oak Construction, and he tackles new construction and remodeling jobs, focusing on millwork installation.

Oct 27, 2017

Justin, Brian, and Rob sit down to talk craft with Fine Woodworking's creative director, who is also a regular on the Shop Talk Live podcast.

Oct 27, 2017

The guys talk about their plans to keep you informed about the show — and to give a big push to #KeepCraftAlive.

Oct 20, 2017

Justin, Brian, and Matt discuss the upcoming Remodeling Show and Deck Expo, an upcoming podcast episode with a master-class woodworker, working with wiring and conduit, and approaching work as a craftsman.

Oct 13, 2017

Three listener questions ... and the guys offer crown molding tips and clapboard siding advice. Plus, Justin's eye safety tale and ... "the nerdery never stops"!

Oct 6, 2017

The guys talk about the ideal work set-up vehicle, bad roof vents at two sites, poor building material supply experiences, and insulating rim joists.

Sep 29, 2017

In this episode, the guys talk about Matt's reasons and plans for building a cabin, or maybe a cottage. Justin leads a discussion on steel framing, and what happens to a steel-framed house in a fire. Exterior insulation and commercial building influences on steel framing are also a part of the conversation. Plus, metal plates in Rob's basement remodel, and Rob hijacks the podcast to talk about fixing the cracks in his chimney.

Sep 22, 2017

Working alone vs. managing staff on site -- and what happens when OSB gets wet -- are two of the topics discussed by editor Justin Fink, design editor Brian Pontolilo, and editorial director Rob Yagid in this episode.

Sep 15, 2017

Fine Homebuilding editor Justin Fink returns to the podcast after a week off. He reports on his "staycation," in which he worked on his garage/workshop. He strapped batts to the hip-roof and then air-sealed it all with rigid-foam insulation. Then he used a lift to put up drywal and used compounds to fill the gaps. He used a drywall texture tool to add texture to the walls and ceiling, and then painted.Plus listener questions on flooding and more.

Sep 8, 2017

Cellulose insulation, PVC dormer trim, working alone, dryer venting, and special offers are on the agenda in this podcast episode with Matthew Millham, Brian Pontolilo, and Rob Yagid.

 

 

 

 

Sep 1, 2017

Fine Homebuilding associate editor Matthew Millham and design editor Brian Pontolilo join FHB editor Justin Fink in this podcast episode. The guys tackle a reader question on rot on the fascia board of a flat-roofed back porch. Plus, a follow up to the drywall in Justin’s garage, Brian's work at his house, and Matt's new place.

Aug 25, 2017

In this podcast episode, host Justin Fink is joined by editorial director Rob Yagid and design editor Brian Pontolilo. The guys tackle reader questions on siding durability on a sloped lot and more. Plus, running conduit, yard clean-up, and hauling sheetrock.

Aug 18, 2017

Fine Homebuilding associate editor Matthew Millham and design editor Brian Pontolilo join FHB editor Justin Fink in this podcast episode. This episode features listener questions, focusing on load-bearing beams, choosing pipe, and what to do with an unused dryer vent. And Brian has strong opinions about water penetration through siding.

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