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April 19, 2019: #176: When Are Compromises on Quality Materials Worth the Savings?
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April 12, 2019: #175: Stair Stringers, Laser Levels, and Duct Design
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April 5, 2019: #174: How to Level a Sagging Floor
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April 3, 2019: #173: Interview at JLC Live with George Caruso from Benjamin Obdyke
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April 3, 2019: #172: Interview at JLC Live with Ulrich Dahne and Holger Binder from Stabila
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April 3, 2019: #171: Interview at JLC Live with Caleb Morris from Viewrail
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March 29, 2019: #170: Is There Really a Skilled-Trade Gap?
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March 22, 2019: #169: Efficient Fireplaces, Healthy Humidity Levels, and Soundproofing Solutions
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March 15, 2019: #168: Should You Share Your Trade Secrets with Other Craftspeople?
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March 8, 2019: #167: How Detailed Should a Remodeling Estimate Be?
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March 1, 2019: #166: Venting a Barndominium, Sealing Exterior End Grain, and Flashing Details for a Metal Roof
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February 22, 2019: #165: Live from the Builders' Show: Strong Sheathing Systems and Show Favorites
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February 22, 2019: #164: Self-Installed Sump Pump, Upgraded Board and Batten, and Favorite House Styles
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February 21, 2019: #163: Live from the Builders' Show: Home Depot’s Pro Services and Advancements in Cordless Tools
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February 21, 2019: #162: Live from the Builders’ Show: Windows, Roofing, and Building Your Business Culture
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February 20, 2019: #161: Live from the Builders' Show: Misconceptions about radiant heat and new rules for hardwood floors
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February 20, 2019: #160: Live from the Builders’ Show: Doors, Tool Belts, and American Manufacturing
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February 19, 2019: #159: Live from the Builders' Show: A Conversation with Architect Steve Baczek
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February 15, 2019: #158: How To Keep Shingles From Blowing Off of Your Roof
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February 8, 2019: #157: Insulating Attics, Restoring Old Staircases, and Replacing Interior Doors
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February 1, 2019: #156: Home Building Across the Globe, Air-sealing Can Lights, and Parging an Old Concrete Wall
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January 25, 2019: #155: Do you Really Need a Building Permit?
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January 18, 2019: #154: Lead-Paint Removal, Cracking Drywall, and Moldy Siding
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January 11, 2019: #153: They Don't Build Things Like They Used To
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January 4, 2019: #152: Inferior Fasteners, Warm Garages, and Cheap Closet Cabinets
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December 28, 2018: #151: Cordless Saws, Glued-Down Floors, and Buried Electrical Boxes
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December 21, 2018: #150: Why Do my Windows Sweat In the Winter?
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December 14, 2018: #149: Insulation for old farmhouses, antique-home inspections, and smart ductwork details
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December 7, 2018: #148: Siding Woes, Life-Changing Tools, and Newbie Home Builders
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November 30, 2018: #147: What's the Best Way to Build a Detached Garage Workshop?
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November 23, 2018: #146: Why do contractors have such a bad rap?
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November 16, 2018: #145: Do Whole-House-Fans Really work?
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November 9, 2018: #144: Why Won't My Wood Floors Stay Flat?
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November 2, 2018: #143: Get Rid of That Scary Knob-and-Tube Wiring
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October 26, 2018: #142: How can you build—or rebuild—homes to survive hurricanes?
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October 19, 2018: #141: Is Water-Heater Maintenance Worth The Hassle?
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October 12, 2018: #140: Getting the Details Right When Re-Siding
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October 5, 2018: #139: Matt’s Walls are Weeping
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October 2, 2018: #138: Smarter Business for Builders, Part II
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September 28, 2018: #137: Rethinking I-joist Rafters
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September 25, 2018: #136: Smarter Business for Builders
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September 21, 2018: #135: Rotunda, Revisited
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September 14, 2018: #134: Painting Kitchen Cabinets
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September 7, 2018: #133: Martin is Back!
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August 31, 2018: #132: East Coast vs. West Coast
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August 24, 2018: #131: Dealing With Wet Decking
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August 17, 2018: #130: Where New Meets Old
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August 10, 2018: #129: Don’t Be a Heat Freak
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August 3, 2018: #128: Worst. Photo Shoot. Ever.
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July 27, 2018: #127: A Flipbook of Houses Coming Together
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July 20, 2018: #126: Wave Goodby to Plywood?
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July 13, 2018: #125:French Doors, Kitchen Remodels, and the Gamification of Home Building.
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July 6, 2018: #124: An Interview with Shawn Van Dyke
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June 29, 2018: #123: When Your Neighbor Hates the Mess in Your Yard
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June 29, 2018: #122: Talking About New Product Creation at PCBC 2018
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June 28, 2018: #121: Live from PCBC 2018 with Johnny Hourihan
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June 22, 2018: #120: Is Building Homes a Worthy Pursuit?
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June 15, 2018: #119: Safety, Skylights, and Concrete
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June 8, 2018: #118: Inches and Feet
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June 1, 2018: #117: Solar energy, replacement windows, and porch posts.
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May 25, 2018: #116: Math Tricks, Measuring Tapes, and the Metric System
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May 18, 2018: #115: Martin Holladay Redux!
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May 11, 2018: #114: Anthony Vitale Interview
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May 4, 2018: #113: Bringing Back Oakum
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April 27, 2018: #112: How to Hire a Contractor
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April 20, 2018: #111: Justin After Dentist
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April 13, 2018: #110: Finished? More Like Ruined!
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April 6, 2018: #109: Favorite Framing Articles from the FHB Vault
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March 30, 2018: #108: Making a Historic Craftsman Home Energy Efficient
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March 23, 2018: #107: Live from the JLC show in Providence
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March 23, 2018: #106: Strong Convictions on Green Building
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March 16, 2018: #105: Energy Expert Martin Holladay Returns
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March 9, 2018: #104: Interview with Restoration Expert Ben Brunick
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March 2, 2018: #103: Cabinets, Windows, and Mold
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February 23, 2018: #102: Bathrooms, Blades, and Batts
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February 16, 2018: #101: Cabinet, Hot Water, Deck, and Wood Repair Questions
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February 9, 2018: #100: ONE HUNDRED SHOWS!
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February 2, 2018: #99: Working with Wood
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January 26, 2018: #98: How Good Is Good Enough?
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January 19, 2018: #97: Drain-waste-vent systems, trusses, dealing with contractors, and venting bathroom fans.
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January 12, 2018: #96: The Guys' Best New Product Picks From IBS 2018.
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January 11, 2018: #95: Mineral Wool and Starting a Building Trade Business
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January 10, 2018: #94: Bathroom Tile and Trends in Trim
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January 10, 2018: #93: Tankless Water Heaters and Respect for Building Trades
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January 9, 2018: #92: Live from the 2018 Builders' Show with Mike Guertin
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January 5, 2018: #91: Solar Roofs and Collapsing Sheds
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December 29, 2017: #90: Metal Roofs and Thermal Bridges
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December 22, 2017: #89: Gross Stories
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December 15, 2017: #88: "The Best Home Building Show Around!"
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December 8, 2017: #87: A Whole-House Remodel
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December 1, 2017: #86: Bed molding versus crown molding, cornices, busted gate valves, and ceiling paint.
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November 24, 2017: #85: Happy Black Friday!
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November 17, 2017: #84: Gifts and Tools and Tools and Gifts!
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November 10, 2017: #83: Rob's attic, decking, designing a built-in, reinsulating an exterior wall.
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November 3, 2017: #82: Brian's Roof Question
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October 31, 2017: #81: Radient tile flooring and local trends in the Nashville area.
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October 30, 2017: #80: Alternate materials for decking, easing customer fear, and more.
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October 27, 2017: #79: John Hourihan at the 2017 Remodeling Show and DeckExpo
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October 27, 2017: #78: Talking with Andy Moore at the Remodeling Show
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October 27, 2017: #77: Michael Pekovich Interview
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October 27, 2017: #76: Welcome to the 2017 Remodeling Show and Deck Expo
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October 20, 2017: #75: Tools, Window Installation, Hardwood Flooring, and Electrical Panels
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October 13, 2017: #74: The Risks of Insulating Old Brick Homes
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October 6, 2017: #73: Dealing with sub-contractors and LBM suppliers who disappoint.
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September 29, 2017: #72: Cottages, Cabins, Basement Remodels, and Steel Framing
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September 22, 2017: #71: Spray-Foam Adhesive, Drywall, and Housewrap
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September 15, 2017: #70: Textured interior finishes, electrical panels, landscape lighting, flooding, PVC disposal, and pump issues.
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September 8, 2017: #69: Respirators and roofing underlayment.
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September 1, 2017: #68: Fascia-board rot, drywall, cedar shingles, and heat pumps.
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August 25, 2017: #67: Workbench design, pros and cons of ICFs, and options for a low slope roof.
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August 18, 2017: #66: Open-joint cladding: when does siding become purely ornamental?
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August 11, 2017: #65: Summer upstairs ventilation, OSB vs plywood, and insulating rim joists.
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August 4, 2017: #64: Preservation carpentry, pool tables, window sashes, PVC, and MgO.
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July 28, 2017: #63: Roofing, wiring, scaffolding, and basement supports.
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July 21, 2017: #62: The Need For Skirting, Plus Living and Working In Tiny Spaces
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July 14, 2017: #61: Interview with Jeremy Martin of Risher Martin Fine Homes.
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July 7, 2017: #60: Brent Hull, the North Bennet St. School, and the Building Technology Heritage Library
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June 30, 2017: #59: Misadventures in roofing
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June 23, 2017: #58: Vermiculite, energy efficiency, and finishing an attic.
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June 16, 2017: #57: Remodeling a Snowy Mountain Home
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June 9, 2017: #56: Lights and Shades, Stone and Metal
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June 2, 2017: #55: The $2,500 Tool Wish List Challenge
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May 26, 2017: #54: Cellulose vs Fiberglass, Lead Paint, Decks
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May 19, 2017: #53: Basements, Porches, and Architecture
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May 12, 2017: #52: Painting vinyl siding, basement bathroom reorganization, and masonry topics.
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May 5, 2017: #51: Why Don't We Build Better Houses?
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April 28, 2017: #50: House Wrap, Tape, and the Business of Building
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April 25, 2017: #49: Drainable House Wrap, Garage Replacement, Windows Installation, and Roof Replacement
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April 14, 2017: #48: Old Paint, Cheap Tools, and the Good and Bad of HGTV
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April 7, 2017: #47: Paint Stripper Dangers and Making Interior Doors
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April 7, 2017: #46: How to build a low-energy home that is neither too big nor too expensive.
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March 31, 2017: #45: Cabinets, hot water heaters, deck finishing, and pegboard vs slat-wall
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March 24, 2017: #44: Tools, Kitchen Cabinets, and Shingles Under Solar Panels
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March 17, 2017: #43: Energy Efficiency, R-Values, and Building Passive Houses
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March 10, 2017: #42: Dense-Packed Cellulose Insulation, Upgrading the Weather Barrier in a Florida Craftsman House, and Photovoltaics.
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March 3, 2017: #41: Carpentry education, timeless style, working on platforms, and roof jobs.
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February 24, 2017: #40: ProHOME Materials, Shop Organization, Dust Collectors, and Miter Saw Stands
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February 17, 2017: #39: Septic, House Flipping, Shower Pans, Double Doors, Safety
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February 10, 2017: #38: Insulating basement walls and cathedral ceilings, window replacements and make-up air, and ductless mini-splits in cold climates.
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February 3, 2017: #37: Off-grid housing, structural insulated panels, and flash-and-batt insulation.
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January 27, 2017: #36: Respirators, porch paint, pergolas, maple vs poplar, and getting trim proportions classically correct.
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January 20, 2017: #35: Listener mail, overdriven nails, hurricanes, insulation options, floor protection, and more.
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January 13, 2017: #34: Boots, House Renovations, Light Fixtures, and Trim Quality
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January 12, 2017: #33: Fourth of four casts from the International Builders' Show.
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January 11, 2017: #32: Third of four casts from the International Builders' Show.
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January 11, 2017: #31: Adhesives and Building Trades at the 2017 International Builders' Show
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January 10, 2017: #30: First of four casts from the International Builders' Show.
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January 6, 2017: #29: Cellulose in the Attic, Shaker Sensibility
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December 27, 2016: #28: Work boots, attic ducts and insulation, weather barriers and over-driven nails, and reusing building materials.
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December 22, 2016: #27: A look at how to build a whole house on a tight budget.
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December 16, 2016: #26: Drywall, building for limited mobility, and preparing exteriors for paint
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December 9, 2016: #25: Partition-Wall Window, Pergolas, and Fire Blocking
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December 2, 2016: #24: STAFDA Convention, Vinyl-Siding Penetrations, Kitchen-Island Venting, and Rough Openings
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November 25, 2016: #23: Attic Upgrade, Exterior Siding, and DIY Dense Pack
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November 18, 2016: #22: McMansions, Whole-House Ventilation, and Thermal and Ignition Barriers
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November 11, 2016: #21: Finished Basements, Bleeping Cussing, and Roof Issues
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November 4, 2016: #20: Trusses, Windows, Decking, and Foundations
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October 28, 2016: #19: Risky Performance Assemblies, Sustainable Efficiency, and Wall Cracks
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October 21, 2016: #18: Linear Drains, Exterior Weatherization, and Mudsill Repair
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October 14, 2016: #17: Trimming Curved Stairs, Soundproofing, and Air-Sealing Drywall
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October 7, 2016: #16: Conditioned Attics, Job-Site Problem Solving, and Dormers
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September 30, 2016: #15: Bath Design, Sentimental Tools, and #KeepCraftAlive
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September 23, 2016: #14: Vinyl Siding, Mixing Trim Styles, Flash-and-Batt Insulation, and Apprenticing
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September 16, 2016: #13: Wood Floor Patching, Window Trim, Big-Box Stores, Staining Pine, and Plaster
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September 9, 2016: #12: Performance Walls, Excavation Issues, and Roof Replacement
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September 2, 2016: #11: Floor Leveling, Crawlspaces, and Structural Beams
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August 26, 2016: #10: Doors, Cabinetry, and Basement Insulation
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August 19, 2016: #9: Home Performance, Floor Squeaks, and Bath Remodeling
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August 12, 2016: #8: DeWalt and Milwaukee Tool Shows and The Paint Quality Institute
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August 5, 2016: #7: Siding and Trim, Tile Backer, and Job Quotes
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July 29, 2016: #6: PEX, Heat-Pump Water Heaters, Flush Noise, and Precast Steps
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July 22, 2016: #5: Outdoor Showers, Efflorescence, Attic Insulation, and Window Replacement
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July 14, 2016: #4: Burying Conduit, Fall Protection, and Foundation Failures
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July 8, 2016: #3: Mold, Roof Framing, and Building Code
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July 1, 2016: #2: Paint Quality, Tool Rentals, and Advanced Framing
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June 17, 2016: #1: Radon Mitigation, Deck Ledgers, and Minisplits
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