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Ep. 41: Don't feed the animals

Ep. 41: Don’t feed the animals

In this episode of the podcast, I share a handful of tales of nature and the nature-adjacent, along with a bit of advice if you happen to live adjacent to nature (hopefully the title doesn't give too much away).
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Ep. 40: Catching up with Thumb and Hammer

Ep. 40: Catching up with Thumb and Hammer

This first episode back after a long hiatus does not have a central theme. It is more of a mish-mash of assorted ideas that you may find interesting including a bit of plumbing, a new (to me) table saw and some real estate news.
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Ep 39.7: Announcement: Return of the podcast

Ep 39.7: Announcement: Return of the podcast

The Thumb and Hammer Podcast will return in September. I had actually contemplated sun-downing the podcast and the website but
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Basement waterproofing: solutions for wet basements

Basement waterproofing: solutions for wet basements

Solving wet basement problems. Information about exterior membrane and interior French drain waterproofing systems.
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Ep. 39.5: Special Announcement

Ep. 39.5: Special Announcement

A brief explanation about the podcast schedule and a request for your help to make the Thumb and Hammer Home Improvement Podcast the best it can be.
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Ep 39: Good enough is good enough for now

Ep 39: Good enough is good enough for now

Until you can afford a major renovation, do you live with what you have or can you justify spending money on something destined for the landfill?
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Ep. 38: The Tale of the Door

Ep. 38: The Tale of the Door

This is the tale of our new front door, from the sale to installation to service and the mistakes that were made along the way by the parties
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Ep 37: The meaning of making

Ep 37: The meaning of making

A response to an article on Mashable "11 DIY videos absolutely no one asked for." So, why do makers make what they make the way they make anyway?
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Ep 36: Over and Under Improving

Ep 36: Over and Under Improving

Spending too much money, pricing yourself out of the market, or not spending enough money, hurting your property value. And whether it really matters.
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Cost of Wood versus Metal Stud Framing

Comparing the cost of framing with steel studs versus wood.
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Ep 35: H2Woes- Fixing Wet Basements

Ep 35: H2Woes- Fixing Wet Basements

In this episode of the podcast, we look at two popular waterproofing methods plus the steps you can take to avoid such drastic measures to solve your wet basment problems.
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Ep 34: The wild and wacky world of drywall

Ep 34: The wild and wacky world of drywall

Making sense of the different types of drywall, drywall compound, mesh vs paper tape and drywall tools.
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