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152 – Video – The stuff you use to wire your home

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I have just posted a new video on You-Tube covering electrical devices, boxes and cable.  Watch it here on on  YouTube –  HERE . Working on my next video on circuits – kinda complicated – but getting there..  Hopefully this week it will be ready.  Stand By.. http://media.blubrry.com/hofpodcast/p/hofpodcast.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads///devices_boxes_and_wire.mp4 Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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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 http://media.blubrry.com/hofpodcast/p/hofpodcast.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads///hof-151-solar-power.mp3 Podcast: […]

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148 – House Types

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Today we look at the various house types that are popular in the US, namely: Ranches including raised and split-level Capes Colonials dome or geodesic and monolithic dome homes I forgot another type, contemporary, which is a combination of all three with an eye toward appearance, rather than function.  These often have funky rooflines and odd […]

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146 – Some thoughts on car repairs

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Though not necessarily a home related topic, I bet many of my listeners fix their own cars when they can!  This show gives some thoughts on a few recent major car repairs that I was blessed (joke) with.  I will speak about- New cars can be simple to repair (or not..) Use a torque wrench […]

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145 – Evaluating a new community to live in

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This podcast looks at 9 criteria that you should consider when deciding on a place to put down your roots.  From your commute to work or play, to taxes, to available opportunities, these can save you money, time and even your life by allowing you to recreate and recharge.  Image courtesy Sandy Kemsley on  Flickr […]

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Video: All About Breaker Boxes (new version)

Finally, the new version of my epic video on Breaker Boxes.  The video covers electrical safety, how breaker boxes are laid out and work as well as a discussion on the various kinds of breakers including 110/220 Volt varieties, Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFI’s) and Arc Fault Interrupters (AFI’s). http://media.blubrry.com/hofpodcast/p/hofpodcast.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads///breakerboxes.mp4 Podcast: Play in new window […]

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