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The Fine Homebuilding Podcast

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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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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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518 Ratings
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Now GO AWAY... or I shall...

By Sooooooannoyedsms - Apr 03 2020
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TAUNTon you a second time!!!! 😜🦨

Great

By Bottleworks - Mar 02 2020
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Fantastic show. Keep it up!

iTunes Ratings

518 Ratings
Average Ratings
470
25
13
2
8

Now GO AWAY... or I shall...

By Sooooooannoyedsms - Apr 03 2020
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TAUNTon you a second time!!!! 😜🦨

Great

By Bottleworks - Mar 02 2020
Read more
Fantastic show. Keep it up!
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The Fine Homebuilding Podcast

Latest release on May 29, 2020

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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.

Rank #1: #241: Modern Floor Plans, Rotten Deck Boards and Crumbling Chimneys

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Matt, Kiley and Patrick take listener questions about the evolution of American housing, reusing rotten deck boards, and how to fix faulty framing in Bozeman.

Apr 24 2020

1hr 4mins

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Rank #2: #240: PRO TALK with Steve Baczek - Part 1

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In this two-part series Patrick talks to Steve Baczek about his architectural practice and the business of designing high-performance houses.

Apr 21 2020

27mins

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Rank #3: #109: Favorite Framing Articles from the FHB Vault

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Rob, Justin, and Brian talk about floating shelves, cabinets, insulation, drywall, miter vs bevel, structural panels, painting a radiator, decks, and more.

Apr 06 2018

54mins

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Rank #4: #98: How Good Is Good Enough?

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Justin, Rob, and Brian tackle reader feedback in this episode of the FHB Podcast, on topics including framing, roof vents, replacement windows, subflooring, and more.

Jan 26 2018

51mins

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Rank #5: #239: Old Windows, Bouncy Floors, and Moldy Lumber

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Kiley, Rob and Patrick hear from listeners about gravel paths and metal railings, before taking questions on restoring historic windows, undersized floor joists, and moldy framing lumber.

Apr 17 2020

1hr 2mins

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Rank #6: #155: Do you Really Need a Building Permit?

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The Fine Homebuilding editors discuss the dangers of remodeling a house without informing the local building department.

Patrick, Matt, and Rob share some great listener feedback about home-workshop air quality before tackling questions about legally renovating a home, the pros and cons of radiant floor heating, and solutions for air trapped in a hydronic heating system.

Jan 25 2019

57mins

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Rank #7: #3: Mold, Roof Framing, and Building Code

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In this episode, host and managing editor Justin Fink talks with editor-in-chief Rob Yagid and design editor Brian Pontolilo about mold problems, roof-framing options, and the moral obligation of building to code.

Jul 08 2016

52mins

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Rank #8: #101: Cabinet, Hot Water, Deck, and Wood Repair Questions

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Justin, Brian, and Rob jump right into listener questions. They tackle lumber, trim, deck ledger flashing, wood rot, wood putty, dogs, and bacteria in the plumbing.

Feb 16 2018

48mins

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Rank #9: #102: Bathrooms, Blades, and Batts

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Justin, Rob, and Brian tackle PEX, caulks, tubs, track saws, insulation, door removal, trim, reciprocating saws, and more.

Feb 23 2018

57mins

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Rank #10: #103: Cabinets, Windows, and Mold

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Justin Fink and Rob Yagid talk about JLC Live, SIPs drawbacks, timber-framed structures, and remediation.

Mar 02 2018

57mins

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Rank #11: #205: Home Shops, Band Joists, and Working with Code Enforcement

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The FHB editors field questions about the perils of an unheated shop, concerns about insulating a band joist behind brick veneer, and how to build a "fine" house on a tight budget.

Oct 25 2019

1hr 3mins

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Rank #12: #160: Live from the Builders’ Show: Doors, Tool Belts, and American Manufacturing

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The Fine Homebuilding editors chat with Jim Edgeworth of The Bilco Company and Connor Crook of Diamondback Toolbelts about what it takes to build high quality tools and materials in the US.

Patrick and Rob talk with a couple of manufacturers attending the International Builders’ Show about how keeping in touch with folks in the trades plays a major role in producing gear and construction materials that perform well and are in demand. The guys also compare notes on the builder-show experience, and touch on the current state of skilled trades in our country.

Feb 20 2019

34mins

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Rank #13: #105: Energy Expert Martin Holladay Returns

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The guys talk about chimneys, furnaces, venting, fans, spray foam, and factors that affect home energy use.

Mar 16 2018

49mins

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Rank #14: #154: Lead-Paint Removal, Cracking Drywall, and Moldy Siding

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Several frustrated homeowners ask the Fine Homebuilding editors to suggest the best course of action for some common DIY dilemmas.

Rob, Matt, and Patrick–plus podcast producer Jeff–talk about their own experiences with homemade workbenches, plugged sewer pipes, and basement remodels before doing their best to solve a bunch of listeners' old-house problems.

Jan 18 2019

1hr

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Rank #15: #176: When Are Compromises on Quality Materials Worth the Savings?

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The Fine Homebuilding editors swap stories about some of their own spring projects before–among other things–debating the pros and cons of affordable alternatives to fine-homebuilding products.

In this week's podcast, one listener asks if he should break the budget if he really wants to do a top-notch remodeling job; plus, a non-builder listener confirms that builders and remodelers are clearly not the only professionals who give free estimates; and another listener send us photos of some brilliant job-site furniture that a bunch of contractors cobbled together.

Apr 19 2019

1hr 5mins

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Rank #16: #214: Heat-Pump Water Heaters, PVC Trim Plus Cedar Siding, and Historic Architectural Details

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The FHB crew takes questions on choosing water heaters, mixing and matching exterior building materials, getting historic renovations right, and more.

Dec 27 2019

1hr 2mins

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Rank #17: #27: A look at how to build a whole house on a tight budget.

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In this episode, host and managing editor Justin Fink, editor in chief Rob Yagid, and design editor Brian Pontolilo tackle the challenge of building a whole house on a very tight budget. They cover everything from site work to building design to windows, insulation, roofing, siding, HVAC, interiors, and appliances.

Dec 22 2016

1hr 1min

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Rank #18: #65: Summer upstairs ventilation, OSB vs plywood, and insulating rim joists.

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Fine Homebuilding associate editor Matthew Millham joins FHB editor Justin Fink and editorial director Rob Yagid in this podcast episode. Matt's a new editor at FHB, as well as an Army veteran and a recent grad from the State University of New York's residential construction program. Plus, straw-bale construction, DIY rim-joist insulation, and OSB vs plywood.

Aug 11 2017

50mins

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Rank #19: #153: They Don't Build Things Like They Used To

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One listener wonders which modern tools and materials are better and which ones are worse than the ones available to previous generations of home builders.

This week, Patrick, Matt, and Rob field listener questions about tool-manufacturing quality, crown-molding best practices, building a foundation for a covered breezeway, and designing an accessible home, after rambling on about several of their own remodeling projects.

Jan 11 2019

1hr 2mins

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Rank #20: #167: How Detailed Should a Remodeling Estimate Be?

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The Fine Homebuilding editors discuss questions about running a remodeling business, maintaining access to buried plumbing, dealing with leaky soffits, and more.

After celebrating Rob's viral success with an online video of his pedal-powered snow plow in action, Rob, Patrick, and Matt try to find answers to listeners' problems with leaky pipes, leaky walls, and leaky attic vents. Maybe we can nail down some solutions for the ever-present old-house moisture issues once and for all.

Mar 08 2019

1hr 4mins

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#251: Adding Overhangs, Abandoning a Reside, and Stopping Sound

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Kiley, Rob and Patrick hear from listeners about building science training and saunas before taking questions about adding overhangs, stripping siding, sealing a crawlspace, and stopping sound between floors.

May 29 2020

56mins

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#250: PRO Talk with Mike Evans

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In this Pro-Talk podcast Patrick talks to Grubhub founder Mike Evans. His current project is Fixer.com a handyman service in the Chicago area.

May 26 2020

32mins

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#249: Attic Vents, Rotten Doors, and Flattening a Lumpy Floor

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Andy writes in with his simple plan for Patrick’s CD conundrum. Doug describes what’s really under a sprung floor. Josh asks if his Tampa, Florida house should have roof vents. Chris wonders if he should install a storm door. Ryan asks what kind of house he should build after living in a tiny house. Charles wonders what to do about his lumpy hall floor.

May 22 2020

59mins

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#248: PRO TALK with Ben Bogie

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In this Pro-Talk podcast Patrick talks to Ben Bogie production manager for Kolbert Building. Ben talks about his career as a builder and remodeler, and the future of the residential construction business.

May 19 2020

29mins

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#247: Insulating Rim Joists, Installing Batt Insulation, and Getting Schooled in Building Science

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Rob, Kiley and Patrick hear from listeners about poison ivy and minisplits before taking questions on spray foaming rim joists, insulating from the outside with batts, and air sealing a house with second-story cantilevers.

May 15 2020

58mins

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#246: PRO TALK with Peter Kulczyk

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In this Pro-Talk podcast Patrick talks to building code expert Peter Kulczyk about his three decades in the building industry. He has written six books on building codes and energy codes and he has taught classes for inspectors in ten states.

May 12 2020

30mins

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#245: Moving AC Equipment, Concrete Patios, and Becoming a Home Builder

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Matt, Kiley and Patrick hear from listeners about pink bathrooms and pillows before taking questions on moving an AC condenser, DIYing a concrete patio, and staying comfortable with a single-zone HVAC system.

May 08 2020

59mins

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#244: PRO TALK with Peter Yost

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Peter Yost and Patrick discuss the residential construction industry and how buildings have changed through the decades and what this means for our understanding of building science.

May 05 2020

35mins

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#243: Minisplit Efficiency, Taking Down Chimneys, and Choosing Pex

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Matt, Rob, and Patrick hear from listeners about fraudulent contractors and making a gazebo from a lightning-damaged tree, before taking questions about minisplits, pex plumbing, and weather-beaten house wrap.

May 01 2020

54mins

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#242: PRO TALK with Steve Baczek - Part 2

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In this second installment of this two-part Pro Talk segment Patrick talks to Steve Baczek about the cost of housing, the role of the architect, and when things go wrong.

Apr 28 2020

39mins

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#241: Modern Floor Plans, Rotten Deck Boards and Crumbling Chimneys

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Matt, Kiley and Patrick take listener questions about the evolution of American housing, reusing rotten deck boards, and how to fix faulty framing in Bozeman.

Apr 24 2020

1hr 4mins

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#240: PRO TALK with Steve Baczek - Part 1

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In this two-part series Patrick talks to Steve Baczek about his architectural practice and the business of designing high-performance houses.

Apr 21 2020

27mins

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#239: Old Windows, Bouncy Floors, and Moldy Lumber

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Kiley, Rob and Patrick hear from listeners about gravel paths and metal railings, before taking questions on restoring historic windows, undersized floor joists, and moldy framing lumber.

Apr 17 2020

1hr 2mins

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#238: PRO TALK with Bryan Uhler

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In this second Pro Talk installment, Patrick talks to Bryan Uhler of Pioneer Builders about his businesses’ origins, the importance of good book-keeping and how to make the business of building stress-free.

Apr 14 2020

39mins

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#237: Holes in Block Walls, Uninsulated Shops, and Keeping Cool Upstairs

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Justin, Colin and Patrick hear from listeners about butchered floor joists and housing affordability before taking questions on making holes in block walls, improving a garage shop, and temperature differences in two-story houses.

Apr 10 2020

58mins

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#236: PRO TALK with Mike Guertin and Addison Oliveira

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The Fine Homebuilding podcast is now recording a second weekly show focusing on the issues facing contractors and professional tradespeople. In this first installment, Patrick talks to Mike Guertin about the industry’s ups and downs, how to diversify your income, and the realities of owning rental properties. Mike’s carpenter, Addison Oliveira weighs in on the same issues and offers advice for those seeking work in residential construction.

Apr 08 2020

29mins

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#235: Residential Architecture, Rusty Cars, and Ruined Floor Joists

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Kiley, Rob and Patrick hear from listeners about felt paper under flooring and cordless tools before taking questions on weird framing, wet garages, and residential architecture for the rest of us.

Apr 03 2020

57mins

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#234: Business Advice for a Changed World, Cable Rail, and Energy-Efficient Mobile Homes

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Shawn Van Dyke offers business advice for contractors trying to stay afloat during the virus outbreak. The hosts hear from listeners about wifi thermostats and Sense monitoring and then take questions about the safety of cable railings, finding an efficient mobile home, and what to do about a soggy landscape.

Mar 27 2020

1hr 10mins

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#233: Hardwood Flooring, Windows in Rain Screen Walls, and Duct-Free Ventilation Systems

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The crew hears from listeners about housing costs and box stores before taking questions on the right way to flash windows in a rain-screen wall, preventing hardwood floor squeaks, and supplying fresh air for HRV’s and ERV’s.

Mar 20 2020

57mins

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#232: Ugly Elevations, Roofing Under Solar Panels, and Dumb Wi-Fi Thermostats

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The regular crew hears form listeners about handyman work, Festool Domino substitutes, and Permanent Wood Foundations before taking questions about attractive elevations, solar panels, and an easy-to-use remote thermostat.

Mar 13 2020

56mins

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iTunes Ratings

518 Ratings
Average Ratings
470
25
13
2
8

Now GO AWAY... or I shall...

By Sooooooannoyedsms - Apr 03 2020
Read more
TAUNTon you a second time!!!! 😜🦨

Great

By Bottleworks - Mar 02 2020
Read more
Fantastic show. Keep it up!