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The HomeGirls

Join the HomeGirls as they explore the interesting, scary, and hilarious things that are going on behind the walls of your home. Each episode discusses the history of various home topics; the building science behind each topic; and how worried you, the homeowner, should be about each topic. From pipes, toilets, foundations, roofs, attics, and even pest: this is truly one of a kind show that combines humor, history, building science, and a few home inspection tips.

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Stucco: Stucco in the Middle

Stucco is the best exterior your home can have...until it isn’t. In this episode we explore the pros and cons of stucco; try to figure out why stucco is always installed incorrectly, and have a quick chat with Stucco Spec’s Beth Harbinson. 

57mins

26 Nov 2019

Rank #1

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Aluminum Wiring: We Didn’t Start the Fire

We didn’t start the fire but oxidation did. In this episode, we explore the history of electricity; the dangers of aluminum wiring; and the story of one of the most famous nightclub fires in American history. 

44mins

12 Dec 2019

Rank #2

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Wood Destroying Insects: Bugging Out

The Termite Queen invades in this episode as we discuss the 4 major wood-destroying insects: Termites, Carpenter Ants, Powderpost Beetles, and Wood-Boring Beetles (John, Paul, George, and Ringo). 

1hr

20 Dec 2019

Rank #3

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Foundations: Ok Ladies, Now Let’s Get in Foundation

In this episode we shake, rattle, and roll as we discuss the slab and pier and beam foundation. We also create a new drinking game centered around Foundation Cracks.

1hr 12mins

27 Jan 2020

Rank #4

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Attics: The Goldilocks Theory

What happens when you have an unhappy attic? You have an unhappy home...in this episode we discuss why your attic needs to be not too hot, not too cold, but just right.

1hr 6mins

28 May 2020

Rank #5

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Crawl Spaces: The Ballad of P-22

Our Season One Finale! In this episode we sing the sad song of P-22; discuss the pros and cons of insulating your crawl space; and do a quick follow-up on The Predator. 

46mins

30 Mar 2020

Rank #6

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Infrared Scans: The Predator

In this episode, we take on the Governator himself as we look for anomalies in a place that has no rules. As it turns out, infrared technology is a handy tool to wage war; make cheesy movies; and find water stains in a home...we’ll also talk about the guy that discovered Uranus.

42mins

16 Mar 2020

Rank #7

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Roofing and Flashing: FlashDance, What a Feeling

The topic of Roofing and flashing takes us back to 40,000 BCE when man used mammoth hides to keep dry. In this episode, we cover 42,000 years of history and figure out what exactly flashing is...This episode is rated PG for bad jokes about flashing.

56mins

9 Mar 2020

Rank #8

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The Home Inspector: A Tale of Two Organizations

There was an American Civil War followed by an Inspection Civil War. In this episode, we discuss the history of the home inspection; the tools an inspector uses; and the difference between ASHI and Internachi.

42mins

10 Feb 2020

Rank #9

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Hydrostatic Testing: Check Your House Before You Wreck Your House

What is the hydrostatic test and does my house need it? In this episode, we dive deep into the city sewer and unclog this history of waste pipes and the modern problems they pose. 

50mins

13 Nov 2019

Rank #10