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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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Now displaying: 2022
Apr 1, 2022

Andrew, Ian, and Patrick hear from listeners about tightening a leaky house and protecting an add-a-level during construction before taking listener questions about improving the draft of combustion appliances, drips from an SIP roof, and an inexpensive way to hide exterior mounted line sets.

Mar 29, 2022

In this Pro-Talk podcast, Patrick talks to Todd London and Mike Glowacki of Sherwood Lumber in Melville, N.Y. about supply-chain disruptions, high building-materials costs, and changes in the lumber business.

Mar 25, 2022

Andrew, Ian, and Patrick hear from listeners about zoning and photovoltaic windows, before taking listener questions about push-on wire connectors, insulating a sauna, and warming a cold floor.

Mar 22, 2022

Patrick talks to remodeling contractor Andy Grace about the challenges of contracting, how the pandemic has affected residential construction, and what it’s like to build a post-frame building for your business.

Mar 18, 2022

Ian, Kiley, and Patrick hear from listeners about heat pumps and spreadsheets before taking questions on wall assemblies for a complete remodel, hardwood flooring on a concrete slab, and home soil testing.

Mar 15, 2022

With a focus on net-zero homes, Elizabeth talks about how she got into sustainable architecture, working with open-minded contractors, and providing a more affordable net-zero option with prefab homes.

Mar 15, 2022

Patrick talks to Rick Lavoie, general manager for Central Cooling and Heating, about opportunities in the heating and cooling industry, the importance of system design and equipment selection, and the ongoing consolidation of HVAC companies.

Mar 11, 2022

Andrew, Ian, and Patrick hear from listeners about hanging cabinets on steel studs and heating workshops before taking listener questions about screws versus nails, insulating a brick house with board sheathing, and construction details for a new build.

Mar 8, 2022

Patrick talks to chief sales officer Ali Kronebusch and VP of administration and general counsel Tami York, both of Reconstruction Experts, a large construction company specializing in construction defects.

Mar 4, 2022

Kiley, Ian, and Patrick hear from listeners about ancient building codes and leaky copper pipes before taking questions about sealing a crawlspace, warming a cold bonus room, and fixing a bath damaged by settlement.

Mar 1, 2022

Patrick talks to Zachary Mannheimer, founder and CEO of Alquist 3D, a concrete home producer that uses 3D printing for construction about the challenges of new technology, and how printed concrete homes can help make houses more affordable.

 
Feb 25, 2022

Andrew, Ian, and Patrick hear from listeners about opportunity costs, ballooning project budgets, and redoing a bath in a one-bathroom house before taking listener questions about second thoughts on design, heating a small woodshop, and fastening heavy things to light-gauge steel studs.

Feb 22, 2022

In this Pro-Talk podcast, Patrick talks to Leila Banijamali, cofounder and CEO of Symbium, a start-up technology company that offers a free portal to help folks navigate regulations and permitting for accessory dwelling units.

Feb 18, 2022

Patrick, Ian, and Kiley hear from listeners about well water, radiant heat, and humps in the floor before taking questions about insulating and finishing block walls, Southwest stucco, and where the floor drain goes.

Feb 15, 2022

Patrick talks to electrician and generator expert JP Shipp, whose company services hundreds of generators annually, about the ins and outs of standby-generator installation, how to make a house generator-ready, and the rising demand for installations.

Feb 11, 2022

Ian, Colin, and Patrick hear from listeners about arc-fault breakers and sizing electric cable and services before taking listener questions about waterproofing a concrete overhang, getting to net-zero in a cooling climate, and using degree days to quantify energy improvements.

Feb 10, 2022

Emily, Steve, Nick, and Andrew talk about some of the interesting products they've seen at the show, why it's informative to visit with manufacturers, and the importance of systems in the building envelope.

Feb 8, 2022

Patrick and Guy talk about common wet-basement problems and fixes, what to look for when checking out a building lot, and using landscaping to control storm runoff and increase biodiversity. 

Feb 1, 2022

In this Pro-Talk podcast Patrick talks to Rick Harrahill about training to be an electrician, scary wiring, and enjoying the satisfaction of trade work.

Jan 28, 2022

This owner of a remodeling and construction firm describes his atypical career path, from beginning as a laborer to eventually purchasing the company.

Jan 28, 2022

Kiley, Ian, and Patrick hear from listeners about water filters and opportunity costs before taking listener questions about in-floor radiant heat, deviating from the normal construction sequence, and flashing windows in Mansard roofs.

Jan 25, 2022

Patrick talks to remodeler Amy Ecklund, owner of AmyWorks, Inc., about running a remodeling business in a pandemic, successful marketing, and helping clients get through their projects.

Jan 21, 2022

Andrew, Ian, and Patrick hear from listeners about attic chimneys and water filters before taking questions about a leaky window in stucco, accurately measuring trusses for an add-a-level, and building an affordable second home.

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