Rob, Patrick, and Kiley hear from listeners about TikTok, LED lights, and Houston geography before taking questions about sealing a leaky chimney, improving the efficiency of a big old house, and fixing a hole where the rain gets in.
In this Pro-Talk podcast, Mark Petersen talks with Paul Mackie (aka Mr. Cedar), a cedar specialist with the Western Red Cedar Lumber Association.
Brian, Mark, and Patrick hear from listeners about radon and Bay Area weather, before taking questions about wet basements, reflective paint, and leaky window openings.
In this episode, Rob talks to Justin Fink about leaving his reliable office job—with its steady paycheck—and forging out on his own to start a remodeling company that works on historic homes in and around central Connecticut. Justin never stopped swinging the hammer during all his years as an editor, and this move was a long time coming. Justin and Rob talk about how Justin first got into the trades, and how he ended up where he is today.
Patrick talks to former Alaska-based home builder Tom Bodett about being a builder and helping to start HatchSpace, a woodworking shop, teaching space, and gallery.
Patrick and Rob Wotzak head to the nation’s heartland to hear about what’s happening with high-performance building in the Midwest.
In this episode, Mark and Jim discuss the history of the advancements in residential glass technology, the benefits of low-e coatings, the difference between argon and krypton, and all things residential glass related.
Mark, Kiley, and Patrick hear from listeners about design software and Gold Medallion homes before taking listener questions on using greywater systems, ventilating a damp house, and protecting foundation insulation.
In this episode, Patrick and Rob talk about running a contracting business, managing client expectations, and the challenges of finding skilled help.
Mark, Rob, and Patrick hear from listeners about sawdust stoves and owner-builders before taking listener questions about choosing a wall assembly, cooling a historic cabin, and building on masonry piers.