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The Fine Homebuilding Podcast

The Fine Homebuilding Podcast

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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#334: Becoming a Builder, Leaky Apartments, and Complexities of a Custom Home

Rob, Kiley, and Patrick hear from listeners about going all-electric and not messing up historic houses before taking listener questions about becoming a high-performance builder, fixing a leaky apartment, and planning a new home.

2021-03-05
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#333: PRO TALK With Carpenter Brian Campbell, Pt. 1

In this Pro-Talk podcast Patrick talks to Twin-Cities carpenter Brian Campbell about being a more efficient carpenter, honing your skills, and finding interesting work.

2021-03-02
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#332: Mossy Roofs, Cold Walls, and Priming PVC Pipe

Matt, Brian, and Patrick hear from listeners about lead dangers and storm windows before taking questions about insulating a brick ranch with board sheathing, supporting a short section of countertop, and cleaning mossy roofs.

2021-02-26
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#331: PRO TALK With Cabinetmaker Ben Scott

In this Pro-Talk podcast Patrick talks to Ben Scott of Maple Ridge, British Columbia about the craft and challenges of building cabinets and he shares tips for building Baltic birch boxes and installing slides and hinges.

2021-02-23
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#330: Anniversary Edition Interview: Patrick McCombe

As part of FHB?s 40th Anniversary, listener Jonathan asks regular podcast host Patrick McCombe what it?s like behind the scenes at FHB, and what?s right and wrong with American home building and remodeling.

2021-02-19
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#329: PRO TALK With Builder Jason Webster

In this Pro-Talk podcast Patrick talks to Jason Webster Co-President and Owner of Huntington Homes, in East Montpelier, Vermont about the family modular home business.

2021-02-16
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#328: IBSx Show Highlights, Day 4

Bryan Uhler, Mike Guertin, Rob Wotzak, and Patrick McCombe talk about the first virtual Builders? Show. Huber product application specialist Nick Robertson and Huber senior product application engineer Mike Dye talk about Huber?s new products, answering customer questions, and their IBSx experience.

2021-02-12
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#327: IBSx Show Highlights, Day 3

Bryan Uhler, Mike Guertin, Matt Millham, and Patrick McCombe talk about what is going on at the first virtual Builders? Show.

2021-02-11
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#326: IBSx Show Highlights, Day 2

Bryan Uhler, Mike Guertin, Brian Pontolilo, and Patrick McCombe share some cool new products found at IBSx and talk about what there is to do at the first virtual Builders? Show.

2021-02-10
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#325: IBSx Show Highlights, Day 1

Day one coverage of the first virtual 2021 International Builders? Show 

2021-02-09
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#324: IBSx Preview

This episode kicks off podcast coverage of IBSx 2021. The FHB Crew talk to Huber Engineered Woods and what they have in store for the show. Mike Guertin and Bryan Uhler share what they hope to get from IBSx and what is different about a virtual versus in-person event.

2021-02-09
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#323: Addition Airtightness, Beam Rescue, and Air-Sealing Around a Chimney

Matt, Kiley, and Patrick hear from listeners about hiding foam insulation and homemade light fixtures before taking listener questions on the appropriate airtightness for an addition, fixing a badly hacked beam, and the right way to air-seal around a chimney.

2021-02-05
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#322: PRO TALK With Michael Ingui

In this Pro-Talk podcast, Patrick talks to architect Michael Ingui of Brooklyn, New York, about the challenges of building in New York, how to improve builder/contractor relationships, and making Passive House mainstream.

2021-02-02
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#321: Running Pipes in a Block House, Local Lumber, and Air-Sealing a Garrison Colonial

Rob, Brian, and Patrick hear from listeners about lead poisoning and favorite tools before taking questions on making room in block walls for pipes, ducts, and wires; local logging; and how to air-seal overhanging floors.

2021-01-29
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#320: PRO TALK With Adam Feldman, Pt. 2

In the second half of this two-part Pro-Talk podcast, Patrick talks to Adam Feldman about Habitat for Humanity?s mission.

2021-01-26
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#319: Building in a Flood Zone, Who Pays for Warranty Work, and Converting Attics to Living Space

Brian, Rob, and Patrick hear form listeners about protecting foundation insulation and building Baltic-birch cabinets before taking listener questions on foundation designs for flood zones, who pays labor costs for warranty work, and attracting clients with COVID-safe work practices.

2021-01-22
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#318: PRO TALK With Adam Feldman, Pt. 1

In the first half of this two-part Pro-Talk podcast, Patrick talks to Adam Feldman of Habitat for Humanity about making the switch from Wall Street banker to non-profit builder.

2021-01-19
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#317: Natural Air Changes, Flashing Windows in Brick Walls, and Cleaning Construction Messes

Rob, Kiley, and Patrick hear from listeners about going all-electric and air-sealing adventures before taking listener questions about natural air changes, flashing windows in brick openings, and how clean a job site should be.

2021-01-15
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#316: PRO TALK With Dennis Bessette

In this Pro-Talk podcast, Patrick talks to Vermont cabinetmaker Dennis Bessette about his decades spent working in the trades.

2021-01-12
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#315: Perfect Roofs, Heated Decks, and Multifamily High Performance

Patrick, Matt, and Brian hear from listeners about lead safety and the right indoor humidity before taking questions on the perfect roof assembly, outdoor snow melting, and rebuilding a wood deck.

2021-01-08
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#314: PRO TALK With Tim Uhler

In this Pro-Talk podcast, Patrick talks to Tim about good subcontractor relationships, the value of heavy equipment, and maintaining a healthy work/life balance.

2021-01-05
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#313: Pony Studs, Cold Floors, and Hiding Foundation Insulation

Rob, Brian, and Patrick hear from listeners about gas mitersaws, vinyl-wrapped windows, and ladder safety, before taking listener questions about building-component etymology, urea-formaldehyde foam, and hiding foundation insulation.

2021-01-01
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#312: Pro Talk With Emily Mottram, Pt. 2

In the second half of this two-part Pro-Talk podcast Patrick talks to architect Emily Mottram about architecture schooling, growing up on a dairy farm and the importance of putting together a good team for a high-performance build.

2020-12-29
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#311: Fresh-Air Seeker, Grow-House Rehab, and Getting off Gas

Matt, Brian, and Patrick hear from listeners about building with foam blocks and solo siding before taking listener questions about airtightness goals, repairing a concrete slab, and switching from gas to electric heat.

2020-12-25
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#310: Pro Talk With Emily Mottram

In this Pro-Talk podcast, Patrick talks to architect Emily Mottram about architecture schooling, growing up on a dairy farm, and the importance of putting together a good team for a high-performance build.

2020-12-22
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#309: Flying Saucers, Rainscreen Walls, and Barndominiums

Matt, Brian, and Patrick hear from listeners about outdoor cats, sawhorses, and flying saucers before taking questions on wall assemblies for a barndominium, winter indoor humidity, and how to vent rainscreen walls.

2020-12-18
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#308: PRO TALK With Eric Blimkie

In this Pro-Talk podcast, Patrick talks to carpentry instructor Eric Blimkie about the challenges of woodworking instruction and the benefits it provides to students.

2020-12-15
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#307: Shed Foundations, Wasted Foam, and Deep-Energy Retrofits

Matt, Rob, and Patrick hear from listeners about electric heat and building monitors before taking listener questions about Shaker sheds, foam sealant, and a deep-energy retrofit in Redwood City, Calif.

2020-12-11
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#306: PRO TALK With Kit Camp

In this Pro-Talk podcast, Patrick talks to carpentry instructor and longtime FHB contributor Kit Camp about his decades-long path from English major to carpenter to teacher.

2020-12-08
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#305: Asbestos Flooring, Panned Return Ducts, and Adding On to a Log Home

Brian, Kiley, and Patrick hear from listeners about urban lumber and small-engine oil before taking listener questions on asbestos-contaminated flooring, metal panning for ducts, and a two-story addition for a log home.

2020-12-04
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#304: PRO TALK With Dan Hines

In this Pro-Talk podcast, Patrick talks to Dan Hines, project manager for Habitat for Humanity of Washington, D.C., about their mission and making high-performance home building affordable.

2020-12-01
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#303: Advanced Framing, Wood Floors in a Bathroom, Unsafe Pools

Matt, Rob, and Patrick hear from listeners about integrating podcasts and magazine content and electric radiant panels before taking listener questions about advanced framing, installing wood floors in a bathroom, and feeling good about fellow tradespeople.

2020-11-27
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#302: PRO TALK With Corey Claunch

In this Pro-Talk podcast, Patrick talks to Corey Claunch, Vice President of Sales and Operations at Rehme Steel Windows & Doors, about the evolution of steel windows, what homes are like in Texas, and the complications of running a factory during COVID-19.

2020-11-24
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#301: Stick vs. Post Frame, Upside-Down Clapboards, and Caulking Cedar Shingles

Matt, Brian, and Patrick hear from listeners about air-sealing smoke and rehabbing window sashes, before taking questions on the right wall assembly for a woodshop, caulking around cedar shingles, and properly insulating a brick building.

2020-11-20
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#300: PRO TALK With Rob Yagid

In this Pro-Talk podcast Patrick talks to Rob Yagid, former Fine Homebuilding editor and executive director of Keep Craft Alive, about the origins of the Keep Craft Alive program, where it?s going, and how you can help.

2020-11-17
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#299: Attic Ductwork, Twice Double-Hipped Roofs, and Keeping Warm in Calgary

Rob, Kiley, and Patrick hear from listeners about Jeff?s Blue Dog print and monitoring indoor-air quality before taking questions about where to put the ductwork, what is this roof, and making a comfortable space for gatherings during COVID-19.

2020-11-13
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#298: PRO TALK With Ken Keifer

In this Pro-Talk podcast, Patrick talks to Ken Keifer of Siga, a Swiss manufacturer of air-sealing, vapor control, and weather-barrier products.

2020-11-10
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#297: Short Doors, Basement Insulation, and Wood Foundations

Matt, Kiley, and Patrick hear from listeners about AeroBarrier and blower-door fails, before taking listener questions about basement doors, basement insulation, and finishing windows.

2020-11-06
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Fine Homebuilding Podcast: Special Edition with Zip System and The Fortified Homes program

In this special edition of the Fine Homebuilding Podcast, Patrick talks to Matt Minchew, General Manager for Zip System Roof Applications and Fred Malik, managing director of Fortified Building Products at the Institute for Business and Home Safety.

2020-11-05
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#296: PRO TALK With Kyle Stumpenhorst

In this Pro-Talk podcast, Patrick talks to Kyle Stumpenhorst, founder of Rural Renovators, a post-frame building company in Franklin Grove, Illinois.

2020-11-03
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#295: Black Windows, Sagging Roofs, and Mold Control

Matt, Rob, and Patrick hear from listeners about mud homes and mixing valves, before taking questions about black windows, making structural repairs, and controlling mold in a new build.

2020-10-30
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#294: PRO TALK With Tara Murray

In this Pro-Talk Podcast, Patrick talks to Tara Murray, director of marketing for Benjamin Obdyke, about the challenges facing the building-products industry and what manufacturers of building products can do to help trade professionals.

2020-10-27
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#293: Staying Profitable, Extension Jambs, and Smoke that Don?t Stink

Matt, Rob, and Patrick hear from listeners about a garage-shop project completed in the nick of time and staying healthy when working construction before taking listener questions about burning through profit at the end of a job, using replacement windows in a new build, and stink-free smoke for tracking down air leaks.

2020-10-23
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#292: PRO TALK With Dyami Plotke, Pt. 2

In this second installment of this two-part Pro-Talk Podcast, Patrick talks to Dyami Plotke, senior project manager for Roof Services, a commercial and residential roofing company on Long Island, New York.

2020-10-20
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#291: Overdriven Nails, Indoor-Air Quality, and What is This Attic Insulation?

Kiley, Rob, and Patrick hear from listeners about homemade blower doors and a supposed urban exodus before taking listener questions about overdriven fasteners in Zip System sheathing, unknown attic insulation, and indoor-air quality.

2020-10-16
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#290: PRO TALK With Dyami Plotke, Pt. 1

In this two-part Pro-Talk Podcast, Patrick talks to Dyami Plotke, senior project manager for Roof Services, a commercial and residential roofing company on Long Island, New York.

2020-10-13
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#289: Dorian?s Corian, Butchered Floor Joists, and Saggy Drywall

Rob, Kiley, and Patrick hear from listeners about log homes and PT substitutes before taking questions on separating sinks from solid-surface countertops, fixing a joist under a tub, and what to do about saggy drywall.

2020-10-09
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#288: PRO TALK With Andrew Grace

In this Pro-Talk podcast, Patrick talks with Andy Grace, a remodeler and roofer in Ligonier, Pa. about being a do-it-all remodeler, buying the right tools, and successfully managing clients.

2020-10-06
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#287: Restoring Windows, Warped Stair Treads, and Not-So-Hot Water

Rob, Brian, and Patrick hear from listeners about Aeroseal, DIY blower doors, and Minnesota?s climate, before taking questions about restoring window sash, lukewarm water, and making a comfortable shop in a block-wall garage.

2020-10-02
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#286: PRO TALK With Doug Horgan

In this Pro-Talk podcast, Patrick talks with Doug Horgan, Vice President of Best Practices for BOWA, a design-build remodeling firm in the Washington, D.C. area.

2020-09-29
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