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Thumb and Hammer Home Improvement Podcast

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Ep 27: Lies, deception and home ownership

The dream is to own your own home. But who is selling that dream? And why? Is your house really an investment, or is it a liability?


19 Feb 2018

Rank #1

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Ep 28: Mortality Sucks: Death, estates and letting go of stuff

The business side of the death of a loved one and figuring out what happens to all the stuff that is left behind.


6 Mar 2018

Rank #2

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Ep 25: Information Overload

Ask three experts the same question and you'll probably get three different answers. So many competing voices only add to the confusion.


19 Jan 2018

Rank #3

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Ep 24: Year in Review 2017

A look back at some of the more interesting news topics of 2017 related to home improvements, construction, real estate, etc.


28 Dec 2017

Rank #4

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Ep 31: Tales from the Open House

Looking back at some of the more memorable open houses I attended and some of the mistakes that were made.


28 Oct 2018

Rank #5

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Ep 30: It’s only temporary

How we freed up some money each month and put extra cash in our pockets after accepting that short-term setbacks stopped being short-term long ago. .


7 Oct 2018

Rank #6

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Ep 33: Year in Review 2018

An election, a TV show and a board game. Looking back at news topics that as a homeowner, I found to be significant or interesting.


30 Dec 2018

Rank #7

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Ep 32: Money woes and DIY dilemmas

In this podcast episode, I look at how we so quickly maxed out our credit cards and how saving $600 by DIYing a project could potentially cost much more.


23 Dec 2018

Rank #8

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Ep 26: It ain’t easy being green

As homeowners, we make decisions that impact the environment. We want to be more energy efficient to save money or even the planet. But are we as "green" as we think we are?


5 Feb 2018

Rank #9

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Ep 29: Love thy neighbor

From nosy neighbors to noisy neighbors, we all have them. How well we get along with our neighbors is fundamental to the enjoyment of our property.


2 Apr 2018

Rank #10

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Ep. 39.5: Special Announcement

A brief explanation about the podcast schedule and a request for your help to make the Thumb and Hammer Home Improvement Podcast the best it can be.


16 Jul 2019

Rank #11

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Ep 39: Good enough is good enough for now

Until you can afford a major renovation, do you live with what you have or can you justify spending money on something destined for the landfill?


28 Apr 2019

Rank #12

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Ep. 38: The Tale of the Door

This is the tale of our new front door, from the sale to installation to service and the mistakes that were made along the way by the parties


3 Apr 2019

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Ep 37: The meaning of making

A response to an article on Mashable "11 DIY videos absolutely no one asked for." So, why do makers make what they make the way they make anyway?


17 Mar 2019

Rank #14

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Ep 36: Over and Under Improving

Spending too much money, pricing yourself out of the market, or not spending enough money, hurting your property value. And whether it really matters.


24 Feb 2019

Rank #15

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Ep 35: H2Woes- Fixing Wet Basements

In this episode of the podcast, we look at two popular waterproofing methods plus the steps you can take to avoid such drastic measures to solve your wet basment problems.


2 Feb 2019

Rank #16

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Ep 34: The wild and wacky world of drywall

Making sense of the different types of drywall, drywall compound, mesh vs paper tape and drywall tools.


15 Jan 2019

Rank #17

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Ep 23: Trendy is so last year

Trends come and trends go. Why do we care?


21 Dec 2017

Rank #18