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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, 2020

In the second half of this two-part Pro-Talk podcast Patrick talks to architect Emily Mottram about architecture schooling, growing up on a dairy farm and the importance of putting together a good team for a high-performance build.

Dec 25, 2020

Matt, Brian, and Patrick hear from listeners about building with foam blocks and solo siding before taking listener questions about airtightness goals, repairing a concrete slab, and switching from gas to electric heat.

Dec 22, 2020

In this Pro-Talk podcast, Patrick talks to architect Emily Mottram about architecture schooling, growing up on a dairy farm, and the importance of putting together a good team for a high-performance build.

Dec 18, 2020

Matt, Brian, and Patrick hear from listeners about outdoor cats, sawhorses, and flying saucers before taking questions on wall assemblies for a barndominium, winter indoor humidity, and how to vent rainscreen walls.

Dec 15, 2020

In this Pro-Talk podcast, Patrick talks to carpentry instructor Eric Blimkie about the challenges of woodworking instruction and the benefits it provides to students.

Dec 11, 2020

Matt, Rob, and Patrick hear from listeners about electric heat and building monitors before taking listener questions about Shaker sheds, foam sealant, and a deep-energy retrofit in Redwood City, Calif.

Dec 8, 2020

In this Pro-Talk podcast, Patrick talks to carpentry instructor and longtime FHB contributor Kit Camp about his decades-long path from English major to carpenter to teacher.

Dec 4, 2020

Brian, Kiley, and Patrick hear from listeners about urban lumber and small-engine oil before taking listener questions on asbestos-contaminated flooring, metal panning for ducts, and a two-story addition for a log home.

Dec 1, 2020

In this Pro-Talk podcast, Patrick talks to Dan Hines, project manager for Habitat for Humanity of Washington, D.C., about their mission and making high-performance home building affordable.

Nov 27, 2020

Matt, Rob, and Patrick hear from listeners about integrating podcasts and magazine content and electric radiant panels before taking listener questions about advanced framing, installing wood floors in a bathroom, and feeling good about fellow tradespeople.

Nov 24, 2020

In this Pro-Talk podcast, Patrick talks to Corey Claunch, Vice President of Sales and Operations at Rehme Steel Windows & Doors, about the evolution of steel windows, what homes are like in Texas, and the complications of running a factory during COVID-19.

Nov 20, 2020

Matt, Brian, and Patrick hear from listeners about air-sealing smoke and rehabbing window sashes, before taking questions on the right wall assembly for a woodshop, caulking around cedar shingles, and properly insulating a brick building.

Nov 17, 2020

In this Pro-Talk podcast Patrick talks to Rob Yagid, former Fine Homebuilding editor and executive director of Keep Craft Alive, about the origins of the Keep Craft Alive program, where it’s going, and how you can help.

Nov 13, 2020

Rob, Kiley, and Patrick hear from listeners about Jeff’s Blue Dog print and monitoring indoor-air quality before taking questions about where to put the ductwork, what is this roof, and making a comfortable space for gatherings during COVID-19.

Nov 10, 2020

In this Pro-Talk podcast, Patrick talks to Ken Keifer of Siga, a Swiss manufacturer of air-sealing, vapor control, and weather-barrier products.

Nov 6, 2020

Matt, Kiley, and Patrick hear from listeners about AeroBarrier and blower-door fails, before taking listener questions about basement doors, basement insulation, and finishing windows.

Nov 5, 2020

In this special edition of the Fine Homebuilding Podcast, Patrick talks to Matt Minchew, General Manager for Zip System Roof Applications and Fred Malik, managing director of Fortified Building Products at the Institute for Business and Home Safety.

Nov 3, 2020

In this Pro-Talk podcast, Patrick talks to Kyle Stumpenhorst, founder of Rural Renovators, a post-frame building company in Franklin Grove, Illinois.

Oct 30, 2020

Matt, Rob, and Patrick hear from listeners about mud homes and mixing valves, before taking questions about black windows, making structural repairs, and controlling mold in a new build.

Oct 27, 2020

In this Pro-Talk Podcast, Patrick talks to Tara Murray, director of marketing for Benjamin Obdyke, about the challenges facing the building-products industry and what manufacturers of building products can do to help trade professionals.

Oct 23, 2020

Matt, Rob, and Patrick hear from listeners about a garage-shop project completed in the nick of time and staying healthy when working construction before taking listener questions about burning through profit at the end of a job, using replacement windows in a new build, and stink-free smoke for tracking down air leaks.

Oct 20, 2020

In this second installment of this two-part Pro-Talk Podcast, Patrick talks to Dyami Plotke, senior project manager for Roof Services, a commercial and residential roofing company on Long Island, New York.

Oct 16, 2020

Kiley, Rob, and Patrick hear from listeners about homemade blower doors and a supposed urban exodus before taking listener questions about overdriven fasteners in Zip System sheathing, unknown attic insulation, and indoor-air quality.

Oct 13, 2020

In this two-part Pro-Talk Podcast, Patrick talks to Dyami Plotke, senior project manager for Roof Services, a commercial and residential roofing company on Long Island, New York.

Oct 9, 2020

Rob, Kiley, and Patrick hear from listeners about log homes and PT substitutes before taking questions on separating sinks from solid-surface countertops, fixing a joist under a tub, and what to do about saggy drywall.

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