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Home Building TV Shows
« on: August 05, 2008, 02:33:15 PM »
I'm trying to surround myself with home building materials so that when the time comes I'll at least have a some knowledge. And also I figure if I can't sit down and watch a show or read a book about it then this might not be up my alley.

 So what's a list of the TV shows you know about home building and what network do they come on? There's one that I used to like but for the life of me I can't remember what it's called.

Here's all I know because it's on right now:

American Builder- CN8

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Re: Home Building TV Shows
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2008, 03:25:23 PM »
the TV shows move along so slow....and some of it's the fluff of stone counter tops, etc.  I'd recommend the books recommended here. The framing book is outstanding.  If you can afford it, you might want to joing http://www.taunton.com/finehomebuilding/
The resources there are great.  Many many guides.
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Re: Home Building TV Shows
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2008, 04:32:05 PM »
I agree on the TV stuff -- better to spend your time reading here or researching it on the net and books as mentioned. 

It's interactive here also -- ask a question here and you'll get 16 different answers  - plenty of variety - choose the info that best suits your situation.
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Re: Home Building TV Shows
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2008, 04:50:34 PM »
TV never shows the "set up time" to do anything!

Lots of jobs take more preparation time than the job!

They make lots of stuff look too easy.
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« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2008, 07:57:20 PM »
"It's interactive here also -- ask a question here and you'll get 16 different answers  - plenty of variety - choose the info that best suits your situation."

Not only that, almost all of the answers are right ;D

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Re: Home Building TV Shows
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2008, 08:56:14 PM »


"It's interactive here also -- ask a question here and you'll get 16 different answers  - plenty of variety - choose the info that best suits your situation."

Not only that, almost all of the answers are right ;D

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