Joe and Allan are feeling Spring in the air. There is an update on the installation of the automated cat litter box. Then, they tackle the historically bad idea of vinyl furniture covers. Allan’s Week in Review is all about reading and understanding the specs on any installation especially window unit air conditioners and PTAC units. He also laments the over use of chicken wire in construction in years past. They wrap up having a lot of fun speculating on all things Stonehenge.
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Tool Talk Radio: 3.18.2023: Pet Tech and HVAC Stories
Joe and Allan jump right in with new technology for pet owners and a few tips for making pet ownership easier. Allan’s Week in Review is about removing floor registers and fixing a dangerous front porch light. Larry Brown and Bill Kellum from Brown Refrigeration join the show with plenty of stories of the crazy stuff they have found working on air conditioning systems. Great Moments in Building History salutes the Milam Building in San Antonio, TX for being one of the first tall buildings to have air conditioning built in back in 1928.
Tool Talk Radio: 3.11.2023: Peat Bogs to Wrigley Field
Joe and Allan start off with a few stories involving fork lifts, then Max chimes in about the Shigir Idol, the world’s oldest wood sculpture. This brings up peat bog preservation and tips an tricks for preserving the wood around your home. Joe’s must have item of the week is a set of spade bits and what they are good at and not so good at. Wrigley Field in Chicago is the feature for Great Moments in Build History. It proves to be a great example of how a building can grow, change, and be updated over the years. Allan wraps things up with an update on water mitigation and landscaping plus a word of caution when dealing with broken and hanging tree branches.
Tool Talk Radio: 3.05.2023: A Tacky Lamp, Lord of the Rings, and Fiber Technology
Joe and Allan get started with Joe’s quest for the perfect lamp for an odd place in his ongoing renovation. A little tacky can be a good thing. Allan rants a bit about landscaping and water control around the home during Spring showers. Then, he has to clean up water seeping in under the tiles. Great Moments in Building History is all about the movie sets for The Lord of The Rings in New Zealand. The guys wrap this episode up with a chat about fiber technology and how it influencing so much in the DIY industries.
Tool Talk Radio: 2.25.2023: The St. Louis Arch, Demolition Tales, and Gardening Advice.
Joe finally gets a video of a sink draining in New Zealand. Then, he talks about his experience demolishing a bathroom for a renovation job. Allan’s Week in Review starts off with the benefits of installing a strainer drain in the bathroom sink. He wraps up by warning everyone to be aware of how much stuff weighs while you are dealing with demolition and constriction wastes. It weights a lot more than you think. Great Moments in Building History features the famous Gateway to the West, The St. Louis Arch. The guys wrap up with advice from Allan about starting your backyard and garden plans early by laying it all out early before the vegetation kicks in.
Tool Talk Radio: 2.18.2023: From Cows on a Plane to Grinding Wheels
Joe starts off with an update on his ongoing kitchen remodel and has a few questions about grouting and protecting your fingertips. Things derail for a moment as the guys address a text from a listener about milking a cow on a plane. Allan’s Week in Review is all about drain maintenance. Now, is a great time of year to use some the new enzyme-based drain cleaners to remove built up dirt, grease, and slime molds. The new Apple Corporation headquarters is the construction project the guys are predicting will help shape home building for years to come. Joe and Allan wrap up as they agree that grinders and grinding wheels are amazing tools to work with.
Tool Talk Radio: 2.11.2023: Live From The Home Show of the Mid-South 2023
Joe and Allan kick off the show by connecting the technologies of space travel to the technologies used to build your home. Max tells us about the Sapporo Snow Festival where massive snow sculptures show off advanced engineering and building skills. Jay Hill with Big M Roofing and Renovations covers a lot of information about protecting the exterior of your home. Larry Brown and his wife Teresa from Brown Refrigeration join the guys as they discuss smart home technologies, running a business, and the future of your HVAC. They wrap up the show with the history of the world famous Orpheum Theatre in Memphis, TN.
Tool Talk Radio: 2.04.2023: The Peabody and Foldable Houses
Joe and Allan start off with boxable and/or foldable homes. Is this an upcoming trend, truly mobile homes? Then, Jay Hill from Big M Roofing and Remodeling jumps into the topic of how to weather proof the exterior of your home. Next, the guys dig into the history of the world famous Peabody Hotel from the original building to the ducks. They wrap it all up with Allan’s Week in Review as he warns us all to read the plans and count those windows.
Tool Talk Radio: 1.28.2023: Joe’s Kitchen Renovation and Installing Sinks.
Joe starts out the show with the confession that he has finally fully converted over to battery powered hand tools. A listener text message sends Joe and Allan down the path of work site courtesy, better know known as don’t touch other people’s tools with out asking first. Joe continues talking about his kitchen renovation and how he wishes he had checked behind that dishwasher years ago. Allan’s week was all about replacing counters and installing sinks with an education about joint compound aka wall mud. They wrap up chatting about the The Hanging Temple of Hensan.
Tool Talk Radio 1.14.2023: Repair Cold Related Damage
The study of Albert Einstein’s brain leads to the discussion of nature versus nurture about being a genius or just learning new skills at any age. Allan gets into discussing cold related roof repairs, gutter issues, and landscape problems. Allan and Joe disagree over poking holes in the rim of a paint can. The guys wrap up with a discussion about the construction of the Svalbard Global Seed Bank Vault.