7 – Regulations

In this podcast, we look at the various regulations you might encounter in building or buying a home, specifically covering zoning and touching upon environmental regs and deed restrictions.  Explained is both their burdens and their value to the homeowner.  An explanation on how to change regulations that you do not agree with is also […]

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6 – Financial Planning

A show on financial planning, focusing on debt, insurance and related topics.  It is very important to get your financial house in order before undertaking the purchase of a physical house.  This show will get you started in that direction. Other resources that I sometimes enjoy: Dave Ramsey’s Web Site (Mr. Get out of debt!) […]

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5 – City Water

In this episode, we look at city water systems – where the water comes from and how it gets to your house.  We also look at the city water connection to your home and how it is done. http://media.blubrry.com/hofpodcast/p/hofpodcast.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads//hof-5_City_Water.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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4 – Wells and Springs

This episode looks at water and its importance.  We look at springs and drilled wells, how they are installed and their parts as well as their advantages and disadvantages.  The next episode will be on city water systems.  Thanks for listening! All you ever wanted to know about wells can be found here: Wellowner.com http://media.blubrry.com/hofpodcast/p/hofpodcast.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads//hof-4_Water.mp3 […]

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3 – Concrete Basics

This episode looks at concrete – what it is and its types, how to mix it, how to use it, and some problems with it.  Also covered are some applications and the use of re-bar and mesh. Links: Everything about the “Hard Stuff” from the Portland Concrete Association http://media.blubrry.com/hofpodcast/p/hofpodcast.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads//hof-3_Concrete.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | […]

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2 – Electricity Fundamentals

This podcast looks at the basics of Electricity from generation to transmission and the basic units of electricity.  Some risk assessment is also discussed. Some Links of Interest: Electricity generation / distribution: Wikipedia’s Electricity Generation Page Wikipedia’s Electricity Distribution Page French Nuclear Power Story on PBS Ice Strorm: Wikipedia’s Article A feature Article on Storm […]

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1 – Introductions

In this, the inaugural edition of the Homeowner’s Friend Podcast, we introduce the podcast, explain its purpose and content and introduce the host.  Expect a new podcast every day or so, depending on if my schedule allows it.  Please visit the website, www.hofpodcast.com.  Thanks for listening!  steve@hofpodcast.com http://media.blubrry.com/hofpodcast/p/hofpodcast.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads//hof-1_Introductions.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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