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Saving Homeowners Money Since 2009

Latest Episodes

175 – Video : The Main House Types – Ranch, Cape, Colonial, and Contemporary

A discussion of each including some of their advantages and disadvantages. Which works best on certain lots? Which is easiest to build? Which gives the most "bang for the buck"? We look at these factors to help you choose the best one for you and your lot. Listen here or watch HERE ON YOU-TUBE.

33 MIN2015 AUG 24
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175 – Video : The Main House Types – Ranch, Cape, Colonial, and Contemporary

174 – Video: Siting Your Home on Your Lot

The next installment of the, "Build your Dream Home" series talks about where to install your home on your lot. We look at the 5 criteria to consider, Water Access Drainage (anti-water access...) Ease of Construction Esthetics Future Land Use Enjoy! Listen here, or Watch on You-Tube HERE!!

32 MIN2015 AUG 12
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174 – Video: Siting Your Home on Your Lot

173 – Video : All About Driveways

Part of the Build Your Dream Home series, this video looks at how factors to consider when installing a driveway. From closing a location, to calculating site lines, to grades and materials, we hit it all. enjoy! Listen to the audio on this site or view video on You Tube HERE!

59 MIN2015 FEB 8
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173 – Video : All About Driveways

172 – Video : Listener Question Show

On this show, we answer some listener questions including: How to isolate a section of an old house, electrically, so we can upgrade it? How to install a sub panel when there are no extra slots in our primary panel? And several solar power related questions relating to sizing and capacity, mainly. Listen here on this post or watch on You-Tube HERE

29 MIN2015 FEB 4
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172 – Video : Listener Question Show

171 : Video – All About Cell Phones

This is a special edition show - looking at how Cell Phones work! We look at the history of the cell phone from the earliest mobile radio telephones from the 50's to todays fourth generation wonders. We look at the technologies including AMPS, TDMA/GSM/IDEN, CDMA (2000) up to LTE. Also covered are the basics of a cell phone network, a bit about the cellular layout and even the cellular switch. Enjoy! Listen to audio here or watch video on You-Tube HERE!! Here is the video I mentioned explaining how the CDMA signal is made and then decoded using the Walsh and Pseudorandom codes..https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJ81CuujwYE Photo byKozuchon Wikipedia

74 MIN2015 JAN 3
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171 : Video – All About Cell Phones

169 – Finding a Lot – What to look for

This video looks at some of the things you need to consider or check out before you buy a homesite (or a home in many cases). We look at lot sizes, lot characteristics and things to check out at the Town/city/county offices. Enjoy! Video at: http://youtu.be/pU23xz2sGOo

72 MIN2014 OCT 17
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169 – Finding a Lot – What to look for

168 – Video – Finding a Community to Live In

The first in our New Establishing your Dream Homestead series - Finding a Community to Live In. In this video, we talk about some of the things to consider when finding a new community to live in. Some of these tips can save you REAL CASH!!! Audio attached, video can be found HERE!! Enjoy!

43 MIN2014 OCT 1
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168 – Video – Finding a Community to Live In

167 – Video – Listener Questions

A show to answer several questions that have been sent in. The audio is attached. The show video is HERE on you-tube! Here is a link to the American Wire Gauge with capacities as mentioned in the show: HERE

58 MIN2014 SEP 28
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167 – Video – Listener Questions

164 : Old House Rough Plumbing (Drains) Video Series

This is the first in a series of practical videos I took while working on the old house project. In this video (which is in 6, 1 hour long segments), you see me completely rough in the plumbing drains for an entire three bathroom house including: Part 1 of 6 (on You-Tube in 2 parts) : Some introductions, a tour of the home, some tool pointers, placing (drilling) upstairs toilet flanges, running the upstairs vanity drains through the walls (how to run pipe in walls and how to cut and glue fittings), setting the shower (with mortar) and tub and drilling for the drains. Part 2 of 6 : Blocking out a section of floor joists to allow plumbing (drain was over floor joist - dang it!), installing the tub trip-drain and installing the drains in the first floor ceiling to take water from second floor fixtures. Part 3 of 6 : Continuing the drain runs in the first floor ceiling and working over to a vent and drain for the first floor bath sink. Gluing in the shower drain. Tying in the tub drain ...

10 MIN2013 DEC 30
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164 : Old House Rough Plumbing (Drains) Video Series

151 – Solar Basics

In response to a question, this show explains how solar power systems work including battery based and grid-tie systems. I explain how to calculate their output, what to do when the sun don't shine, and some other practical information. Solar Map I referred to with the hours per day of solar production

-1 s2012 AUG 4
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151 – Solar Basics

Latest Episodes

175 – Video : The Main House Types – Ranch, Cape, Colonial, and Contemporary

A discussion of each including some of their advantages and disadvantages. Which works best on certain lots? Which is easiest to build? Which gives the most "bang for the buck"? We look at these factors to help you choose the best one for you and your lot. Listen here or watch HERE ON YOU-TUBE.

33 MIN2015 AUG 24
Comments
175 – Video : The Main House Types – Ranch, Cape, Colonial, and Contemporary

174 – Video: Siting Your Home on Your Lot

The next installment of the, "Build your Dream Home" series talks about where to install your home on your lot. We look at the 5 criteria to consider, Water Access Drainage (anti-water access...) Ease of Construction Esthetics Future Land Use Enjoy! Listen here, or Watch on You-Tube HERE!!

32 MIN2015 AUG 12
Comments
174 – Video: Siting Your Home on Your Lot

173 – Video : All About Driveways

Part of the Build Your Dream Home series, this video looks at how factors to consider when installing a driveway. From closing a location, to calculating site lines, to grades and materials, we hit it all. enjoy! Listen to the audio on this site or view video on You Tube HERE!

59 MIN2015 FEB 8
Comments
173 – Video : All About Driveways

172 – Video : Listener Question Show

On this show, we answer some listener questions including: How to isolate a section of an old house, electrically, so we can upgrade it? How to install a sub panel when there are no extra slots in our primary panel? And several solar power related questions relating to sizing and capacity, mainly. Listen here on this post or watch on You-Tube HERE

29 MIN2015 FEB 4
Comments
172 – Video : Listener Question Show

171 : Video – All About Cell Phones

This is a special edition show - looking at how Cell Phones work! We look at the history of the cell phone from the earliest mobile radio telephones from the 50's to todays fourth generation wonders. We look at the technologies including AMPS, TDMA/GSM/IDEN, CDMA (2000) up to LTE. Also covered are the basics of a cell phone network, a bit about the cellular layout and even the cellular switch. Enjoy! Listen to audio here or watch video on You-Tube HERE!! Here is the video I mentioned explaining how the CDMA signal is made and then decoded using the Walsh and Pseudorandom codes..https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJ81CuujwYE Photo byKozuchon Wikipedia

74 MIN2015 JAN 3
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171 : Video – All About Cell Phones

169 – Finding a Lot – What to look for

This video looks at some of the things you need to consider or check out before you buy a homesite (or a home in many cases). We look at lot sizes, lot characteristics and things to check out at the Town/city/county offices. Enjoy! Video at: http://youtu.be/pU23xz2sGOo

72 MIN2014 OCT 17
Comments
169 – Finding a Lot – What to look for

168 – Video – Finding a Community to Live In

The first in our New Establishing your Dream Homestead series - Finding a Community to Live In. In this video, we talk about some of the things to consider when finding a new community to live in. Some of these tips can save you REAL CASH!!! Audio attached, video can be found HERE!! Enjoy!

43 MIN2014 OCT 1
Comments
168 – Video – Finding a Community to Live In

167 – Video – Listener Questions

A show to answer several questions that have been sent in. The audio is attached. The show video is HERE on you-tube! Here is a link to the American Wire Gauge with capacities as mentioned in the show: HERE

58 MIN2014 SEP 28
Comments
167 – Video – Listener Questions

164 : Old House Rough Plumbing (Drains) Video Series

This is the first in a series of practical videos I took while working on the old house project. In this video (which is in 6, 1 hour long segments), you see me completely rough in the plumbing drains for an entire three bathroom house including: Part 1 of 6 (on You-Tube in 2 parts) : Some introductions, a tour of the home, some tool pointers, placing (drilling) upstairs toilet flanges, running the upstairs vanity drains through the walls (how to run pipe in walls and how to cut and glue fittings), setting the shower (with mortar) and tub and drilling for the drains. Part 2 of 6 : Blocking out a section of floor joists to allow plumbing (drain was over floor joist - dang it!), installing the tub trip-drain and installing the drains in the first floor ceiling to take water from second floor fixtures. Part 3 of 6 : Continuing the drain runs in the first floor ceiling and working over to a vent and drain for the first floor bath sink. Gluing in the shower drain. Tying in the tub drain ...

10 MIN2013 DEC 30
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164 : Old House Rough Plumbing (Drains) Video Series

151 – Solar Basics

In response to a question, this show explains how solar power systems work including battery based and grid-tie systems. I explain how to calculate their output, what to do when the sun don't shine, and some other practical information. Solar Map I referred to with the hours per day of solar production

-1 s2012 AUG 4
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151 – Solar Basics

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