Tool Talk Radio

Tool Talk Radio: 12.18.2021

Joe and Allan salute the wonders of Lego toys and get to interview Dan The Lego Man. Jay Hill from Big M Roofing stops by for a slice of birthday cake and to hand out some roof care advice. Allan explains about the advances in enzymes and other biologicals to keeping your plumbing in good working order. They wrap up by discussing the lighting in your home from candles and lamps to the new uses for LED technologies.

Tool Talk Radio: 12.11.2021

Joe and Allan are joined by Brandon from Geek Tank Radio. They start off with a salute to the circuit breaker and a reminder to check on your external grounding wire. They cover recycling plastics into pavers and building bricks that are stronger than concrete. Then, they dive into the trials and tribulations of holiday decorating including when critters get in on the action. Finally, Max leads the discussion on the repair art of Kentsugi, where the repair is highlighted not hidden.

Tool Talk Radio: Episode 12.04.2021

Joe and Allan start off by discussing the history of the modern kitchen with Mike Sarafolean from Tri-State Interiors. They even find out what the kitchen triangle layout is all about. Then, they are joined by Larry Brown with Brown Refrigeration and they have a timely talk about your home’s heating system and using uv-c to clean your air.

Tool Talk Radio: Episode 11.27.2021

Joe, Allan, and Max dive straight into the uses of the dimmer switch and tackle heirloom gardening and why old stuff is new again. Max leads a discussion about the possible uses of the “Bagdad Battery” from history, then the guys are joined by interior designer Meredith Fernandez as they talk about what it takes to build and furnish a showcase home in this year’s Vesta Home Show.

Tool Talk Radio: Episode 11.20.2021

Joe and Allan start with concrete foundations then follow the concrete from start to reuse and even 3D printing on a massive scale. Next, it is time for homemade “fung shui” for the holidays. There are lots of great tool bargains at your big box store and plenty of tools to be thankful for. The guys wrap up with a little winter gardening.

Tool Talk Radio: 10.30.2021

Joe and Allan get serious about kitchens and bathrooms with Mike from Tri-State Interiors. Since kitchens and bathrooms are the two most valuable rooms in the house, it pays to plan ahead. Then they are joined by Rick Bowman and Shelia Litman from Weichert Realtors Benchmark for a closer look at real estate and the ins and outs of mortgages. Getting the right loan for your needs could save you a lot of money.

Tool Talk Radio: 10.23.2021

Joe and Allan dig into the invention of locking pliers then explore the idea of portable nuclear reactors taking the place of massive diesel generators on Earth and Mars. Next, they get into the fall home maintenance routine of cleaning up from Halloween and checking the house for any minor repairs that need to be completed before winter sets in. Then, they are joined by Dmetrieve Mahan to discuss the process of becoming an empty nester only to get re-nested by family members and their children and pets.

Tool Talk Radio: 10.16.2021

Joe and Allan dive in with a few air conditioning do’s and don’ts. Allan explains that when it comes to flower boxes, what goes up must come down at some point. Since William Shatner went into space, the guys talk about all the connections the space program has with your local hardware store. Max takes a dive into whether or not the pyramids could have been built using water.

Tool Talk Radio: 10.09.2021

Joe and Allan start off with a salute to the rubber mallet then they wonder just how does Roman concrete last so long. Jay Hill from Big M Roofing drops by to answer questions about roof repairs and the claims process. Next, Joe wants to know if zero footprint mechanical energy is possible and if our batteries today can handle the challenge. Finally, Joe gets amazed by the emergence of tripos shrimp and other critters.

Tool Talk Radio: 10.02.2021

Joe and Allan start off with a salute to “Bondo”. Mike with Interstate Interiors and Justin with First Call Claims drop by to explain the claims process in the event of a home disaster. Then, Larry Brown gives us a snapshot of how the HVAC business is overcoming logistical issues. They wrap up the show with fall mushrooms and Halloween decorating mishaps.