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The Fine Homebuilding Podcast
34 minutes | Jul 3, 2022
Keep Craft Alive Podcast: Episode 14, Ryan Shanahan, Birdsmouth Design-Build
From rock and roll to building science, the career trajectory for Ryan wasn’t necessarily a straight line, but he’s found a true calling.
29 minutes | Jul 1, 2022
Keep Craft Alive Podcast, Episode 13: Andrew Zoellner, New KCA Executive Director
In this episode, Rob introduces Andrew Zoellner, current Editorial Director of Fine Homebuilding and Green Building Advisor, as the new Executive Director of Keep Craft Alive.
67 minutes | Jul 1, 2022
#473: Heat Rising, Removing Chimneys, and Undersized Nailer Nails
Ian, Andrew, and Patrick hear from listeners about design software and building costs before taking questions about heat flow, removing a chimney, and the right nails for sheathing.
49 minutes | Jun 28, 2022
#472: PRO TALK With Architects Lindsey Love and Lindsay Schack
Patrick, Lindsay, and Lindsey talk about the challenges of building in the Mountain West, the difficulties in assembling the right team for a high-performance build, and the rewards of creating functional and beautiful spaces.
63 minutes | Jun 24, 2022
#471: Adding Outsulation, Sealing Leaky Bump-Outs, and HVAC for a Shed Office
Andrew, Ian, and Patrick hear from listeners about shingle colors and Google’s new office building before taking questions on installing foam insulation over T1-11, improving the comfort and thermal performance of overhanging bump-outs, and the best way to heat and cool a shed office.
46 minutes | Jun 21, 2022
#470: PRO TALK With Builder Mike Knoche
Patrick and Mike talk about the complications of building in interior Alaska, learning the business of contracting, and how to earn more while working less.
56 minutes | Jun 17, 2022
#469: Blue Goo on Framing, Painting Open Soffits, and Whole-House Dehumidifiers
Andrew, Ian, and Patrick hear from listeners about electric water heaters and the future of home building before taking questions about blue stuff on framing, painting open soffits, and whole-house dehumidification in wet climates.
39 minutes | Jun 14, 2022
#468: PRO TALK With Shutter Manufacturer Rick Skidmore
Patrick talks to Rick Skidmore, founder and CEO of Timberlane, a shutter and garage-door manufacturer, about the utility and beauty of real exterior shutters and what drives someone to entrepreneurship.
66 minutes | Jun 10, 2022
#467: Crawlspace Ductwork, Heat-Pump Hydronic Heating, and Unconditioned Basement Rooms
Andrew, Ian, and Patrick hear from listeners about termites and heat pumps before taking questions about hot attic living space, using fiberglass reinforced panels (FRP) for sheathing, and bringing underporch rooms into the thermal envelope.
51 minutes | Jun 7, 2022
#466: PRO TALK With Construction Supervisor Aron Jones
Patrick and Aron talk about the challenges of building on a small island, making the switch from business owner to employee, and training the next generation of builders.
62 minutes | Jun 3, 2022
#465: Design Software, Siding Nails, and Basement Insulation
Andrew, Kiley, and Patrick hear from listeners about ground-source heat pumps and air leaks before taking questions about design software, installing pine siding on a tiny house, and the right nails for cedar lap siding.
34 minutes | May 31, 2022
#464: PRO TALK With Josh Orman of 3M
Patrick talks to Josh Orman, director of marketing and strategy at 3M, about advancements in roofing shingles and how granules are produced, sold, and tested.
45 minutes | May 27, 2022
#463: The Best of the Fine Homebuilding Podcast, Volume 3
The editors discuss straw-bale construction, corded vs. cordless tools, gas space heaters, repairing shrinking molding, and much more in these clips from episodes 150-154.
26 minutes | May 24, 2022
#462: PRO TALK With Construction Attorney Karalynn Cromeens
Patrick talks to Karalynn Cromeens, an attorney who specializes in work for construction firms, about the ways contractors can improve their chance of getting paid, as well as important clauses that should be in their contracts.
61 minutes | May 20, 2022
#461: Adding a Screened Porch, Insulating a Raised Addition, and Preventing Termites in Exterior Foam
Andrew, Ian, and Patrick hear from listeners about low decks and landslides, before taking questions about converting a deck to a screened porch, insulating the floor of a raised addition, and detailing exterior foam insulation.
49 minutes | May 17, 2022
#460: PRO TALK With Builder Keith Bohling
Keith and Patrick talk about affordable high-performance homes, easy ways to boost home efficiency, and the low-load house Keith built for himself.
59 minutes | May 13, 2022
#459: Leaky Attic Stairs, Right-Sizing Heat Pumps, and Vapor Barriers in Dirt Crawlspaces
Kiley, Ian, and Patrick hear from listeners about carbon footprints and battery-powered riding mowers before taking questions about drippy attic hatches, right-sizing a heat pump, and detailing a crawlspace vapor barrier.
48 minutes | May 10, 2022
#458: PRO TALK With Glue Expert Bob Behnke
Patrick talks to Bob Behnke, technical service manager for Franklin International about how to get stronger glue joints, picking the right glue for the job, and advances in construction adhesives.
59 minutes | May 6, 2022
#457: Water Vapor Through Concrete Block, Low-Slung Decks, and Estimating Spreadsheets
Andrew, Ian, and Patrick hear from listeners about blower-door bargains and ground-source heat pumps before taking listener questions about water moving through concrete block, close-to-grade decks, and custom spreadsheets for estimating.
38 minutes | May 4, 2022
Keep Craft Alive Podcast: Episode 12, Dan Kolbert, Pretty Good House
As one of the founders of the Pretty Good House movement, Dan talks about his shift into building science and why PGH is accessible to everyone from homeowners to builders.
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