Tool Talk Radio

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.

Tool Talk Radio: 9.25.2021

Joe and Allan salute the automatic garage door opener. Then, they dive into the 2021 Lexus Design Award and the winning skylight that makes fresh drinkable water. Next, it is time to find out just how white can a paint really get and could it help cool your house. Max starts a conversation about the architectural style known as Brutalism. Brand Olmstead jumps in to talk about proper food disposer installation and a few Halloween decorating cautionary tales.

Tool Talk Radio: 9.18.2021

Joe and Allan are broadcasting on location from the 33rd Cooper-Young Festival in the heart of Memphis, TN. The guys start out with a brief history of the “A” frame ladder. Next, they get into the topic of project flexibility which leads into “everything old is new again” as they discuss the changes taking place in the materials and techniques in the construction and renovation business. Kelly Cruise from Weichert Realty Benchmark drops by to cover the state of real estate today.