Tool Talk Radio

Tool Talk Radio: 5.21.2022: The Framing Square

Joe and Allan salute the framing square, a simple tool that does so much and makes projects more stable. The guys tackle the late spring temperature swings with advice about caulking, windows, and gardens. Larry Brown from Brown Refrigeration joins the show with a talk about Just In Time (JIT) manufacturing and logistics and how it is impacting the supply chain.

Tool Talk Radio: 5.14.2022: On Location at the Rabies and Vaccination Extravaganza

Joe and Allan are on location at Bartlett Animal Services for their Rabies and Vaccination Extravaganza. The guys start out with a salute to the fence. Do good fences make for better neighbors? Just what are you trying to keep in and what are you trying to keep out? Then, the Casita by Boxabl is an energy-efficient, low maintenance 375-square-foot prefab house promoted by Elon Musk. It is delivered on the back of a semi-truck and craned in place. The roughly 20×20-foot cube is move-in ready within hours. Would you live in one? Joe and Allan have a few cautionary tales about overheating electrically powered tools. Jay the Dog Catcher jumps in with the guys and fills them in on the event. They wrap up with the evolution of cutting, from saws to cnc machines.

Tool Talk Radio: 5.07.2022: From Scissors to Amps on the Breaker

Joe and Allan start out with a salute scissors and cutting throughout history. In Critter Wars, be careful, lots of critters are leaving the nest and getting into trouble. Next, the guys launch into why the proper rating on a breaker is so important. Joe gets into the perils of expanding foam and the advantages of boring bits. They wrap up with why it is so important to fix that drip.

Tool Talk Radio: 4.30.2022: From USB Cord Overload to Painting Without a Drop Cloth

Joe, Allan, and Max start the show off with a salute to the doghouse. They follow up with USB cord overload in your home office and what else may happen in the house of the future. There is a cautionary tale about roller painting without a drop cloth and the guys wrap it all up with the role of a contractor.

Tool Talk Radio: 4.23.2022: From Battery Powered Tools to Wildlife Bridges

Joe and Allan get things rolling with a salute to weather stripping then followed up on recycling plastics. There are a couple of cautionary tales about how not to install a closet light and properly using flashing. Joe keeps buying new battery powered tools, then beware what may be lurking underground. The guys wrap up discussing animal over and under passes.

Tool Talk Radio: 4.16.2022: Repurposing to Critter Wars

Joe and Allan start off with a salute to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. We are off to a good start with lots of room for improvement. Next, they are joined by Jay Hill from Big M Roofing and Renovations for a conversation about navigating the process of replacing your roof. Allan and Joe take different sides on the solution to the Bad Homeowner Confession. Then, they cover the top five critters that may be able to sneak in through the toilet. They wrap up with a little talk about hacksaws.

Tool Talk Radio: 4.09.2022: From Grinding Wheels to Exploding Toilets

Joe and Allan start off with a salute to the grinding stone. Next, it is time to check for house and yard for nests that may be in a bad place. A caller needs help with a loose leg on an antique table followed by another caller with a cautionary tale of strong drain cleaners and old toilets. The guys wrap up with the advice, get a cushion and be comfortable.

Tool Talk Radio: 4.02.2022: Leaks and Tree Roots

Joe and Allan get to work talking about how the temperature swings over the last few weeks can result in slow drips around the house or even root invasions into your plumbing. Larry Brown from Brown Refrigeration stopped by Joe’s house and has some advice for home owners with homes that are older. Cindy Williams form Shelf Genie calls in from The Spring Market with updates on what people are shopping for this year.

Tool Talk Radio: 3.26.2022: Live From MidSouthCon 38

Joe and Allan broadcast on location from MidSouthCon 38. The guys start off with a salute to the paint brush and a bit of its history. Then the guys chat about setting up and maintaining displays and collections. Since they are out on location, they give the listeners a peek behind what it takes to do live radio. Brandon joins them for the topic of “Are you reactive or proactive homeowner?”.

Tool Talk Radio: 3.19.2022: Hot Water Tanks to Critter Wars

Joe and Allan salute the hot water heater and discuss its past, present, and future. In Critter Wars, we find out the new invasive species called the joro spider and Joe has squirrels fighting back. The guys are joined by Bobbi Wilkerson from Shelf Genie and they chat about organizing your kitchen, pantry, and bathroom.