How to Build a House That Uses 90% Less Energy!

From The Build Show. Matt walks us through Passive House, which is a high-performance building standard developed to reduce building-related emissions. These buildings are super insulated (continuous, continuous, continuous!), have little to no thermal bridges, well insulated windows, are airtight, utilize an HRV/ERV, and have minimal conditioning systems. They are not only energy efficient, but…

5 Best Heat Pump Water Heaters – 2020

From The Build Show. Rheem –  ProTerra Electric Hybrid (Gen 4) – Spec Sheet – https://bit.ly/308vWZk Price – $2199.99 A.O. Smith – Signature Series – Spec Sheet – https://bit.ly/30UDlL9 Price – https://low.es/3jNyLGV Bradford White – AeroTherm Spec Sheet – https://bit.ly/3hNwj1E Price – https://bit.ly/3f26Gs0 Sandon – SanCO2 Spec Sheet – https://bit.ly/3fbNeZM Price – https://bit.ly/2X59fDE Stiebel Eltron…

Priorities for a Well Built House

From The Build Show. If you’re planning on building a new house or renovating your current home what should you prioritize spending your money on? In this episode Matt talks about the importance of separation layers and what constitutes a well built home. A deep dive into what systems help with energy use, comfort, and…

Building a Rain Barrel – Family Plot

From Family Plot. Rain barrels can catch and store water off your roof for use in the garden. Tonya Ashworth from Dixon Gallery and Gardens in Memphis, Tennessee shows how to build a rain barrel. She starts with a used 55-gallon plastic drum. She shows how to cut a hole in the top to catch…

Common Tree Bugs – Family Plot

From Family Plot. There are many kinds of bugs that can infest your trees. Retired UT Extension Agent Mike Dennison identifies some of the most common in the Southeast United States. He talks about bagworms, fall webworms, peachtree borer, and stinkbugs. He also talks about how to control them in your trees. Subscribe now to…

Top 10 DUMBEST Building FAILS

From The Build Show. In this Build Show, Matt is walking some job sites to look for Common (And VERY Dumb) building mistakes. These Fails lead to Mold, Rot, Bug infestations, Energy Loss, and a host of other bad things. Watch and learn from Master Builder Matt Risinger as he shares from his 25 years…

Q&A – Why are my tomato leaves curling?

From Family Plot. There are several types of curling you can see on these leaves. Lengthwise curling toward the center is called physiological leaf roll. It is caused by stress on the plant. This is often caused by temperature or moisture stress, or too aggressive pruning. Other less common causes of leaf rolling are disease…