Tool Talk Radio: 1.07.2023: Removing Popcorn Ceilings and Broken Sprinkler Heads

Joe and Allan start off the show with a salute to P-22 the celebrity puma of the Hollywood Hills. Next, they tackle the topic of how to remove popcorn finish from a ceiling. Allan tells the story of dry and wet sprinkler systems and replacing a broken sprinkler head. Joe shows off one of hisContinue reading “Tool Talk Radio: 1.07.2023: Removing Popcorn Ceilings and Broken Sprinkler Heads”

Tool Talk Radio: 12.29.2022: Frozen Pipes, Planning for Failure, and Road Culture

As Joe and Allan get ready to leave 2022 behind, they start of the show with a chat about road culture and road-side attractions like Buc-ee’s. Joe also wants to know what is going on with lumber prices these days. Allan tells a cautionary tale of repairing external wiring and lighting damaged by the coldContinue reading “Tool Talk Radio: 12.29.2022: Frozen Pipes, Planning for Failure, and Road Culture”

Tool Talk Radio: 12.17.2022: The Coriolis Effect and the Hearst Mansion

Joe and Allan get deep into the topic of the Coriolis Effect and which way your toilet swirls when you flush even if you are on the equator. Allan’s week in review involves lost projects and keeping water from the ground out of that brick house. Joe is fascinated by animal kingdom contractors like beaversContinue reading “Tool Talk Radio: 12.17.2022: The Coriolis Effect and the Hearst Mansion”

Tool Talk Radio: 12.10.2022: The Hoover Dam

Joe starts off with his (mis)adventures in the world of job site etiquette. Allan’s week in review is all about reading the specifications of what you are trying to install. Some instructions have updated over the years. Joe shows off his new storage clipboard then they all dive into the engineering super project called theContinue reading “Tool Talk Radio: 12.10.2022: The Hoover Dam”

Tool Talk Radio: 12.03.2022: Clean Those Filters

Joe starts off with a number of ideas on how not too get a project done. Joe and Allan get into why graph paper is still a great tool. Larry Brown from Brown Refrigeration drops in to chat about keeping your filters clean and all the new regulations that are coming up. They all wrapContinue reading “Tool Talk Radio: 12.03.2022: Clean Those Filters”

Tool Talk Radio: 11.19.2022: Winterize the Yard

The crew accidently left Allan and Max alone in the studio so they dove into the topic of winterizing your yard and lawn care systems. A listener question wants to know how long a wax ring for a toilet lasts. This leads to a lot of information about the things you really want to updateContinue reading “Tool Talk Radio: 11.19.2022: Winterize the Yard”

Tool Talk Radio: 11.12.2022: The Titanic Movie Set

Joe and Allan start off with common sheetrock issues and Allan brings an old abused concrete patio back to a lovely new life. Joe has numerous issues with stucco in the Mid-South. Jay Hill from Big M Roofing answers common questions about why the roof is so critical to the well-being of your house. TheyContinue reading “Tool Talk Radio: 11.12.2022: The Titanic Movie Set”

Tool Talk Radio: 11.05.2022: The LEGO Factory

Joe and Allan just right into quick fixes that give you a big bang for your bucks. Next, they agree on the poor design of old shower stalls. They get a little into the scientific with the world’s first thermal sand battery. Allan’s week in review wanders from footsteps in fresh sealant to a varietyContinue reading “Tool Talk Radio: 11.05.2022: The LEGO Factory”

Tool Talk Radio: 10.29.2022: Victorian Houses

Joe and Allan start the ball rolling with DIY horror stories from concrete counters to bad paint choices. Next, they both agree that they don’t like unique decorator inspired basin sinks. Then, they get into finding unexpected tip over hazards around the home. Joe and Allan dive into the rise and fall of the VictorianContinue reading “Tool Talk Radio: 10.29.2022: Victorian Houses”

Tool Talk Radio: 10.22.2022: The Winchester Mystery House

Joe and Allan are joined by Brandon from Geek Tank Radio as they start off with a question from a listener about tiling a bathroom. Next, they all get to remember the infamous in-floor furnace that may still be in use today in some older homes. Brandon has lots of Halloween decorating advice and theyContinue reading “Tool Talk Radio: 10.22.2022: The Winchester Mystery House”