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Fine Homebuilding Podcast

By FineHomebuilding.com

Email us at fhbpodcast@taunton.com to ask home-building or remodeling questions or give feedback about topics we've discussed on the show. Each week, the Fine Homebuilding editors share advice and have lively conversations about home design and construction.

  1. 1.
    #293: Staying Profitable, Extension Jambs, and Smoke that Don’t Stink10/23/2020
    1:03:57
  2. 2.
    #292: PRO TALK With Dyami Plotke, Pt. 210/20/2020
    28:07
  3. 3.
    #291: Overdriven Nails, Indoor-Air Quality, and What is This Attic Insulation?10/16/2020
    1:01:01
  4. 4.
    #290: PRO TALK With Dyami Plotke, Pt. 110/13/2020
    32:49
  5. 5.
    #289: Dorian’s Corian, Butchered Floor Joists, and Saggy Drywall10/09/2020
    1:03:59
  6. 6.
    #288: PRO TALK With Andrew Grace10/06/2020
    46:58
  7. 7.
    #287: Restoring Windows, Warped Stair Treads, and Not-So-Hot Water10/02/2020
    1:03:13
  8. 8.
    #286: PRO TALK With Doug Horgan09/29/2020
    44:54
  1. 9.
    #285: Waterproofing Curbless Showers, Adding Storage to Trusses, and Electrical Permits for DIY Projects09/25/2020
    1:03:18
  2. 10.
    #284: PRO TALK With Ross MacPherson09/22/2020
    38:00
  3. 11.
    #283: Tread Returns, Weird Vinyl, and Log Homes09/18/2020
    56:45
  4. 12.
    #282: PRO TALK With Jim Collins09/15/2020
    45:13
  5. 13.
    #281: Cooling Hot Roofs, Material Shortages, and Blower Doors09/11/2020
    1:00:30
  6. 14.
    #280: PRO TALK With Brooke Cambridge09/08/2020
    30:59
  7. 15.
    #279: The Cost of Building Green, Hot Bedrooms, and Sinking Piers09/04/2020
    1:02:09
  8. 16.
    #278: PRO TALK With Travis Brungardt09/01/2020
    39:26
  9. 17.
    #277: Cursory Inspections, Hot Closets, Appraisals for Efficient Homes08/28/2020
    1:02:52
  10. 18.
    #276: PRO TALK With Dr. Arthur Henderson08/25/2020
    31:57
  11. 19.
    #275: Making do without PT, Wasting Paint, and Staging High Work08/21/2020
    1:06:20
  12. 20.
    #274: PRO TALK with Rachel Arango08/18/2020
    32:27
  13. 21.
    #273: Material Shortages, Paneled Ceilings, and To Vent or Not to Vent08/14/2020
    1:01:50
  14. 22.
    #272: PRO TALK with Rick Watson08/11/2020
    46:23
  15. 23.
    #271: Brian Pontolilo and Justin Fink Talk About Fine Homebuilding, Its Legacy, and Its Future08/07/2020
    1:04:39
  16. 24.
    #270: PRO TALK with Ace McArleton, Pt. 208/04/2020
    27:11
  17. 25.
    #269: Home Appraisals, Protecting Workers, and New Home Must-Haves07/31/2020
    1:06:21
  18. 26.
    #268: PRO TALK with Ace McArleton07/28/2020
    36:21
  19. 27.
    #267: Duct Sealing, Patching Brick, and Transitioning from Landscaper to Builder07/24/2020
    1:07:24
  20. 28.
    #266: PRO TALK with Rob Delaney07/21/2020
    27:24
  21. 29.
    #265: Garage Insulation, Wood Siding, and Changing Construction Careers07/17/2020
    1:10:14
  22. 30.
    #264: PRO TALK with Rob Delaney07/14/2020
    36:23
  23. 31.
    #263: Basic Tools, Wet Walls, and Is the Deck Stacked Against DIY?07/10/2020
    1:08:55
  24. 32.
    #262: PRO TALK with Dejah Leger07/07/2020
    31:58
  25. 33.
    #261: Leaky AC-line Boot, Cold Kitchens, and Building Workshops07/03/2020
    1:02:30
  26. 34.
    #260: PRO TALK with Dr. Erik Severson06/30/2020
    32:19
  27. 35.
    #259: Flexicron, Basement Living Space, and Fixing Faulty Tile06/26/2020
    1:03:47
  28. 36.
    #258: PRO TALK with Katie Hutchison06/23/2020
    32:14
  29. 37.
    #257: Attic Foam, Watertight Decks, and Failing Expansion Joints06/19/2020
    1:04:18
  30. 38.
    #256: PRO TALK with Ethan Biederman06/16/2020
    32:06
  31. 39.
    #255: Ridge Vents, Removing Blown Fiberglass, and Matching Textured Drywall06/12/2020
    1:03:03
  32. 40.
    #254: PRO TALK with Ian Schwandt06/09/2020
    34:21
  33. 41.
    #253: Drilling Concrete, Installing Crown Molding, and Fixing Low-Slope Roofs06/05/2020
    59:02
  34. 42.
    #252: PRO TALK with Andy Engel06/02/2020
    34:24
  35. 43.
    #251: Adding Overhangs, Abandoning a Reside, and Stopping Sound05/29/2020
    56:46
  36. 44.
    #250: PRO Talk with Mike Evans05/26/2020
    32:08
  37. 45.
    #249: Attic Vents, Rotten Doors, and Flattening a Lumpy Floor05/22/2020
    59:20
  38. 46.
    #248: PRO TALK with Ben Bogie05/19/2020
    29:54
  39. 47.
    #247: Insulating Rim Joists, Installing Batt Insulation, and Getting Schooled in Building Science05/15/2020
    58:48
  40. 48.
    #246: PRO TALK with Peter Kulczyk05/12/2020
    30:29
  41. 49.
    #245: Moving AC Equipment, Concrete Patios, and Becoming a Home Builder05/08/2020
    59:28
  42. 50.
    #244: PRO TALK with Peter Yost05/05/2020
    35:54
  43. 51.
    #243: Minisplit Efficiency, Taking Down Chimneys, and Choosing Pex05/01/2020
    54:32
  44. 52.
    #242: PRO TALK with Steve Baczek - Part 204/28/2020
    39:14
  45. 53.
    #241: Modern Floor Plans, Rotten Deck Boards and Crumbling Chimneys04/24/2020
    1:04:46
  46. 54.
    #240: PRO TALK with Steve Baczek - Part 104/21/2020
    27:36
  47. 55.
    #239: Old Windows, Bouncy Floors, and Moldy Lumber04/17/2020
    1:02:06
  48. 56.
    #238: PRO TALK with Bryan Uhler04/14/2020
    39:07
  49. 57.
    #237: Holes in Block Walls, Uninsulated Shops, and Keeping Cool Upstairs04/10/2020
    58:54
  50. 58.
    #236: PRO TALK with Mike Guertin and Addison Oliveira04/08/2020
    29:38
  51. 59.
    #235: Residential Architecture, Rusty Cars, and Ruined Floor Joists04/03/2020
    57:03
  52. 60.
    #234: Business Advice for a Changed World, Cable Rail, and Energy-Efficient Mobile Homes03/27/2020
    1:10:53
  53. 61.
    #233: Hardwood Flooring, Windows in Rain Screen Walls, and Duct-Free Ventilation Systems03/20/2020
    57:53
  54. 62.
    #232: Ugly Elevations, Roofing Under Solar Panels, and Dumb Wi-Fi Thermostats03/13/2020
    56:01
  55. 63.
    #231: Heat Pumps, Old-School Air Barriers, and Rehabbing Cordless Tools03/06/2020
    57:41
  56. 64.
    #230: Wood Foundations, Thermostat Set-Back, and Housing Affordability02/28/2020
    59:20
  57. 65.
    #229: Garage Slabs, Carpentry Apprentices, and Water-Stained Hardwood Floors02/21/2020
    1:03:35
  58. 66.
    #228: Subslab Ductwork, Safer Demo, and Insulating Walls Without Sheathing02/14/2020
    58:44
  59. 67.
    #227: Cracked Beams, Missing Inspections, and Garage Insulation02/07/2020
    1:03:31
  60. 68.
    #226: Framing Details, Fasteners Sizes, and Fire Safety01/31/2020
    1:00:06
  61. 69.
    #225: Live from the Builders' Show: Pioneer Builders01/24/2020
    50:51
  62. 70.
    #224: Botched Drywall, Bow-Roof Cabins and a Baseboard Radiator Hater01/24/2020
    57:59
  63. 71.
    #223: Live from the Builders' Show: International Brand Ambassador01/24/2020
    39:25
  64. 72.
    #222: Live from the Builder's Show: A Conversation About Low-Maintenance Siding, Trim, and Roofing Materials01/23/2020
    18:10
  65. 73.
    #221: Live from the Builder's Show: Straight Talk about the Construction Business01/23/2020
    30:26
  66. 74.
    #220: Live from the Builders’ Show: Matt and Kiley Chat with the Inventor of Warmboard and Trade-School Students01/23/2020
    40:35
  67. 75.
    #219: Live from the Builders’ Show: Mike Guertin and Addison Oliveira01/22/2020
    36:49
  68. 76.
    #218: Live from the Builders’ Show: A Conversation with Architect Steve Baczek01/21/2020
    31:52
  69. 77.
    #217: Architecturally Correct Trim, Keeping a Cabin Warm, and Fixes for Butchered Floor Joists01/17/2020
    57:04
  70. 78.
    #216: Can Lights, California Shops, and Inaccessible Foundations01/10/2020
    1:06:00
  71. 79.
    #215: An Odd Assortment of Building-Envelope Scenarios01/03/2020
    1:00:38
  72. 80.
    #214: Heat-Pump Water Heaters, PVC Trim Plus Cedar Siding, and Historic Architectural Details12/27/2019
    1:02:13
  73. 81.
    #213: Fixing a Basement Slab, Making a Stucco Wall Watertight, and What to Do About Insulbrick12/20/2019
    1:09:28
  74. 82.
    #212: Walls with Reclaimed Foam, Fixing a Loud Furnace and Warped Doors12/13/2019
    51:46
  75. 83.
    #211: Attic Insulation, EV Work Truck Conversions and a Wonky Can Light12/06/2019
    53:11
  76. 84.
    #210: Sealing Can Lights, Protecting Foundation Foam, and Fixing Bouncy Floors11/29/2019
    59:27
  77. 85.
    #209: Exterior Caulk, Tub Drains, and Adding Insulation to Leaky Walls11/22/2019
    1:00:47
  78. 86.
    #208: Problem-Solving Tools, Cooling a California Workshop and Soggy Straw Bales11/15/2019
    1:00:43
  79. 87.
    #207: Home Maintenance, HVAC Zones and Dangerous Dryer Vents11/08/2019
    58:23
  80. 88.
    #206: Doggy Doors, Advancing a Carpentry Career, and What’s Behind the Stucco?11/01/2019
    1:03:38
  81. 89.
    #205: Home Shops, Band Joists, and Working with Code Enforcement10/25/2019
    1:03:53
  82. 90.
    #204: Patio Doors, Plant Spaces and a Too-Tight Window10/18/2019
    55:22
  83. 91.
    #203: LIVE From the 2019 FHB Summit in Southbridge, Mass., Day 210/16/2019
    1:02:37
  84. 92.
    #202: LIVE From the 2019 FHB Summit in Southbridge, Mass., Day 110/16/2019
    41:04
  85. 93.
    #201: Broken Bricks, Unloved Concrete and Portable Tablesaws10/11/2019
    52:37
  86. 94.
    #200: Home Shops, Working Lead-safe, and Keeping Cool in Carolina10/04/2019
    1:03:29
  87. 95.
    #199: Roof-insulation Retrofit, Codes for Existing Buildings, and Air-sealing Tape Choices09/27/2019
    57:53
  88. 96.
    #198: Is It OK to Insulate Around an Electrical Service Panel?09/20/2019
    52:15
  89. 97.
    #197: Accurate Estimating, Preventing Clogged Gutters, and Making Solar Panels Look Good09/13/2019
    1:07:31
  90. 98.
    #196: A Conversation with Architect Steve Baczek, Passive House Designer, Former Carpenter and Marine Corps Veteran09/06/2019
    1:00:07
  91. 99.
    #195: Replacing Porch Flooring, Creating Comfortable Spaces, and the Right Trim for an Alaskan Ranch08/30/2019
    1:07:15
  92. 100.
    #194: Bulkhead Doors, Building Long-Lasting Outdoor Stairs and the Science of Beer Coozys08/23/2019
    54:16
  93. 101.
    #193: Understanding WRB Permeability, Insulating a House with Fiberboard Sheathing, and Building Your Own Patio Door08/16/2019
    1:04:57
  94. 102.
    #192: Garage to Woodshop Conversion, Contractor Web Marketing, and Saying No to Clients08/09/2019
    1:10:13
  95. 103.
    #191: Matching Builders’ Hardware, Outsulation Under a Metal Roof, and Insulating a Band Joist in Termite Country08/02/2019
    56:19
  96. 104.
    #190: Becoming a Remodeling Contractor, Patching Holes Left by a Rotted Railing, and Strengthening an Existing Building with Spray Foam07/26/2019
    55:11
  97. 105.
    #189: Heating with Pellets, Stabilizing a Collapsing Cottage, and Keeping an Accessory Dwelling Unit Close to the Ground07/19/2019
    1:03:22
  98. 106.
    #188: Smoothing a Textured Ceiling, Enforcing Airtightness Testing, and Better Brick Walkways07/12/2019
    1:04:16
  99. 107.
    #187: Missing Ductwork, Rooftop Decks, and Waterproof Mechanical Rooms07/05/2019
    1:05:00
  100. 108.
    #186: Reducing Radon, Roof Shingle Warranties, and What are T-Studs?06/28/2019
    55:59
  101. 109.
    #185: Hot Real Estate Market Buying Tips, Low-Cost New Homes, and Grade-Level Decks06/21/2019
    1:02:18
  102. 110.
    #184: Insulating an All-brick House, Working with Engineered Siding, and Carpentry as a Second Career06/14/2019
    1:04:30
  103. 111.
    Bonus #183a: The Return of the Original FHB Podcast Crew06/13/2019
    1:18:13
  104. 112.
    #183: Work Trucks, Workshops, and Painting Brick06/07/2019
    1:05:23
  105. 113.
    #182: Greedy Dormers, Cathedral-Ceiling Insulation, and Gutters for EPDM Roofs05/31/2019
    55:04
  106. 114.
    #181: Ethical Business Practices, Pass-Through Windows, And Cutting Asbestos Shingles05/24/2019
    56:30
  107. 115.
    #180: Rigid Foam Over Roofs, Warm-Climate Insulation Details, and Fuel-Efficient Work Trucks05/17/2019
    1:02:57
  108. 116.
    #179: Redundant Housewrap, Hybrid Timberframes, and an End to Vented Crawlspaces05/10/2019
    1:03:04
  109. 117.
    #178: Interview With Home-Building Guru Mike Guertin05/03/2019
    54:17
  110. 118.
    #177: Three Design Solutions for Remodeling a Cramped Bathroom04/26/2019
    42:50
  111. 119.
    #176: When Are Compromises on Quality Materials Worth the Savings?04/19/2019
    1:05:09
  112. 120.
    #175: Stair Stringers, Laser Levels, and Duct Design04/12/2019
    59:48
  113. 121.
    #174: How to Level a Sagging Floor04/05/2019
    1:08:06
  114. 122.
    #173: Interview at JLC Live with George Caruso from Benjamin Obdyke04/03/2019
    26:57
  115. 123.
    #172: Interview at JLC Live with Ulrich Dahne and Holger Binder from Stabila04/03/2019
    27:55
  116. 124.
    #171: Interview at JLC Live with Caleb Morris from Viewrail04/03/2019
    27:04
  117. 125.
    #170: Is There Really a Skilled-Trade Gap?03/29/2019
    1:07:54
  118. 126.
    #169: Efficient Fireplaces, Healthy Humidity Levels, and Soundproofing Solutions03/22/2019
    51:05
  119. 127.
    #168: Should You Share Your Trade Secrets with Other Craftspeople?03/15/2019
    1:09:50
  120. 128.
    #167: How Detailed Should a Remodeling Estimate Be?03/08/2019
    1:04:43
  121. 129.
    #166: Venting a Barndominium, Sealing Exterior End Grain, and Flashing Details for a Metal Roof03/01/2019
    1:01:39
  122. 130.
    #165: Live from the Builders' Show: Strong Sheathing Systems and Show Favorites02/22/2019
    37:55
  123. 131.
    #164: Self-Installed Sump Pump, Upgraded Board and Batten, and Favorite House Styles02/22/2019
    1:03:54
  124. 132.
    #163: Live from the Builders' Show: Home Depot’s Pro Services and Advancements in Cordless Tools02/21/2019
    36:26
  125. 133.
    #162: Live from the Builders’ Show: Windows, Roofing, and Building Your Business Culture02/21/2019
    44:04
  126. 134.
    #161: Live from the Builders' Show: Misconceptions about radiant heat and new rules for hardwood floors02/20/2019
    1:00:40
  127. 135.
    #160: Live from the Builders’ Show: Doors, Tool Belts, and American Manufacturing02/20/2019
    34:57
  128. 136.
    #159: Live from the Builders' Show: A Conversation with Architect Steve Baczek02/19/2019
    34:01
  129. 137.
    #158: How To Keep Shingles From Blowing Off of Your Roof02/15/2019
    1:01:43
  130. 138.
    #157: Insulating Attics, Restoring Old Staircases, and Replacing Interior Doors02/08/2019
    1:10:13
  131. 139.
    #156: Home Building Across the Globe, Air-sealing Can Lights, and Parging an Old Concrete Wall02/01/2019
    50:39
  132. 140.
    #155: Do you Really Need a Building Permit?01/25/2019
    57:53
  133. 141.
    #154: Lead-Paint Removal, Cracking Drywall, and Moldy Siding01/18/2019
    1:00:35
  134. 142.
    #153: They Don't Build Things Like They Used To01/11/2019
    1:02:52
  135. 143.
    #152: Inferior Fasteners, Warm Garages, and Cheap Closet Cabinets01/04/2019
    1:00:51
  136. 144.
    #151: Cordless Saws, Glued-Down Floors, and Buried Electrical Boxes12/28/2018
    53:49
  137. 145.
    #150: Why Do my Windows Sweat In the Winter?12/21/2018
    55:19
  138. 146.
    #149: Insulation for old farmhouses, antique-home inspections, and smart ductwork details12/14/2018
    59:02
  139. 147.
    #148: Siding Woes, Life-Changing Tools, and Newbie Home Builders12/07/2018
    59:04
  140. 148.
    #147: What's the Best Way to Build a Detached Garage Workshop?11/30/2018
    51:56
  141. 149.
    #146: Why do contractors have such a bad rap?11/23/2018
    51:57
  142. 150.
    #145: Do Whole-House-Fans Really work?11/16/2018
    1:05:05
  143. 151.
    #144: Why Won't My Wood Floors Stay Flat?11/09/2018
    1:01:26
  144. 152.
    #143: Get Rid of That Scary Knob-and-Tube Wiring11/02/2018
    1:06:50
  145. 153.
    #142: How can you build—or rebuild—homes to survive hurricanes?10/26/2018
    1:01:58
  146. 154.
    #141: Is Water-Heater Maintenance Worth The Hassle?10/19/2018
    58:05
  147. 155.
    #140: Getting the Details Right When Re-Siding10/12/2018
    57:23
  148. 156.
    #139: Matt’s Walls are Weeping10/05/2018
    50:40
  149. 157.
    #138: Smarter Business for Builders, Part II10/02/2018
    32:01
  150. 158.
    #137: Rethinking I-joist Rafters09/28/2018
    51:39
  151. 159.
    #136: Smarter Business for Builders09/25/2018
    33:48
  152. 160.
    #135: Rotunda, Revisited09/21/2018
    45:33
  153. 161.
    #134: Painting Kitchen Cabinets09/14/2018
    55:03
  154. 162.
    #133: Martin is Back!09/07/2018
    55:12
  155. 163.
    #132: East Coast vs. West Coast08/31/2018
    57:20
  156. 164.
    #131: Dealing With Wet Decking08/24/2018
    45:21
  157. 165.
    #130: Where New Meets Old08/17/2018
    42:25
  158. 166.
    #129: Don’t Be a Heat Freak08/10/2018
    51:57
  159. 167.
    #128: Worst. Photo Shoot. Ever.08/03/2018
    50:23
  160. 168.
    #127: A Flipbook of Houses Coming Together07/27/2018
    52:56
  161. 169.
    #126: Wave Goodby to Plywood?07/20/2018
    40:51
  162. 170.
    #125:French Doors, Kitchen Remodels, and the Gamification of Home Building.07/13/2018
    1:07:03
  163. 171.
    #124: An Interview with Shawn Van Dyke07/06/2018
    1:09:18
  164. 172.
    #123: When Your Neighbor Hates the Mess in Your Yard06/29/2018
    42:25
  165. 173.
    #122: Talking About New Product Creation at PCBC 201806/29/2018
    51:47
  166. 174.
    #121: Live from PCBC 2018 with Johnny Hourihan06/28/2018
    36:23
  167. 175.
    #120: Is Building Homes a Worthy Pursuit?06/22/2018
    53:31
  168. 176.
    #119: Safety, Skylights, and Concrete06/15/2018
    52:39
  169. 177.
    #118: Inches and Feet06/08/2018
    47:03
  170. 178.
    #117: Solar energy, replacement windows, and porch posts.06/01/2018
    56:00
  171. 179.
    #116: Math Tricks, Measuring Tapes, and the Metric System05/25/2018
    56:14
  172. 180.
    #115: Martin Holladay Redux!05/18/2018
    55:19
  173. 181.
    #114: Anthony Vitale Interview05/11/2018
    1:00:00
  174. 182.
    #113: Bringing Back Oakum05/04/2018
    57:31
  175. 183.
    #112: How to Hire a Contractor04/27/2018
    1:05:19
  176. 184.
    #111: Justin After Dentist04/20/2018
    52:21
  177. 185.
    #110: Finished? More Like Ruined!04/13/2018
    1:06:16
  178. 186.
    #109: Favorite Framing Articles from the FHB Vault04/06/2018
    54:53
  179. 187.
    #108: Making a Historic Craftsman Home Energy Efficient03/30/2018
    56:57
  180. 188.
    #107: Live from the JLC show in Providence03/23/2018
    29:42
  181. 189.
    #106: Strong Convictions on Green Building03/23/2018
    1:03:37
  182. 190.
    #105: Energy Expert Martin Holladay Returns03/16/2018
    49:48
  183. 191.
    #104: Interview with Restoration Expert Ben Brunick03/09/2018
    1:04:48
  184. 192.
    #103: Cabinets, Windows, and Mold03/02/2018
    57:37
  185. 193.
    #102: Bathrooms, Blades, and Batts02/23/2018
    57:31
  186. 194.
    #101: Cabinet, Hot Water, Deck, and Wood Repair Questions02/16/2018
    48:28
  187. 195.
    #100: ONE HUNDRED SHOWS!02/09/2018
    58:41
  188. 196.
    #99: Working with Wood02/02/2018
    45:19
  189. 197.
    #98: How Good Is Good Enough?01/26/2018
    51:19
  190. 198.
    #97: Drain-waste-vent systems, trusses, dealing with contractors, and venting bathroom fans.01/19/2018
    54:44
  191. 199.
    #96: The Guys' Best New Product Picks From IBS 2018.01/12/2018
    45:52
  192. 200.
    #95: Mineral Wool and Starting a Building Trade Business01/11/2018
    33:24

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