Thumb and Hammer Home Improvement Podcast

Thumb and Hammer Home Improvement Podcast

Latest Episodes

Ep. 66: Smrt guy
February 22, 2022

In this episode of the podcast: Correcting a mistake from the last episode (but it reinforces my original point). A Facebook ad brings out the self-appointed experts An update on our baseme

Ep. 65: Slow and steady wins the race
January 16, 2022

Home improvement television shows often distort your perception of how long a renovation should take. But you can't compare yourself to a slick television production. And there are advantages to a pro

Ep. 64: A look back at 2021
December 20, 2021

The somewhat annual "Year in Review" podcast episode ties things up for 2021 by looking back at our home improvement accomplishments in the last 12 months and the current progress with the basement re

Ep. 63: Sparky’s Adventures Part 2- DIY Electrical
December 11, 2021

This episode is all about the process of doing your own electrical work in Ontario Canada, from filing a Notification of Electrical Work with the Electrical Safety Authority to the rough-in inspection

Ep. 62: Sparky’s Adventures – DIY Electrical – Part 1
November 24, 2021

Sparky is slang for an electrician, which I am not. However, I have done my own electrical work. And I have hired Licensed Electrical Contractors. Each approach has its pros and cons. This episode cov

Ep. 61: The 5-word solution to my biggest problem
November 06, 2021

I had a few questions about new rules in the electrical code, so I asked a licensed electrical contractor. It did not go well. Find out how five Japanese words might have saved our relationship. Li

Ep. 60: Product placement, no compensation
October 23, 2021

This is not a paid endorsement... In this episode of the podcast, I share two products I found after hours of searching for solutions to specific problems I was facing with my home improvements. Xc

Ep. 59: Basement renovation update
October 07, 2021

Renovation in the time of Covid.... I already work slow enough and that's without a 2 month-long lockdown during a pandemic. The basement is now ready for drywall and in this episode of the podcast, I

Ep. 58: It’s a scam
June 04, 2021

There is no shortage of scam products on the internet. One prominent example is Ted's Woodworking which has been offering 16000 woodworking plans for a ridiculously low price for the last decade. Othe

Ep. 57: The ONLY way to finish a basement
May 13, 2021

You want your basement to feel like the rest of your house. It should be dry, and comfortable. However, the basement is NOT like the rest of the house. The basement is in a hole in the ground. The