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.
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.
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.
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.
PRO TALK With Dyami Plotke
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.
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.
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.
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Always Educational and Interesting!
Come for the information, stay for the fun and entertainment! The FHB podcast crew provide a wealth of building science information in a fun and accessible way. Binging on this podcast for the last year has helped me navigate the challenges of my unexpected challenging remodel of a fixer-upper. I have learned the importance of air sealing as well as come to grips with the idea that it will never be “complete” - there will always be more to do. Stay safe and happy building!
Listen and learn
The FHB crew make heavy concepts more approachable by bringing quick wit and pleasurable banter to the mix. Important concepts of water intrusion and air sealing are obviously at the forefront but tool reviews and personal projects abound. Individual expertise as well as humble ignorance are prevalent throughout and as such I applaud you all. Thanks for your contribution to the common sphere of knowledge.
Love the show, always interesting and informational, and they keep the ball rolling.
Just listened to a recent ish episode where they where talking about learning to weld. As a repair welder/fabricator by trade, which I’m listening to the podcast in my earbuds while I’m at work welding, I’ll give my 2 cents.
Learn to weld with a stick welder, and a manual welding hood. You’ll get a better understanding of the operation your doing, and you’ll appreciate the comfort amenities an automatic hood and mig welding provide.
Keep up the good work guys. Tell fine wood working to get with the program and pump some more episodes out!