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Mechanical Hub Media's John Mesenbrink and Tim Ward turn up the volume as hosts of this weekly Appetite for Construction podcast. The chat fest digs deep into the building trades industry, and features interviews with industry professionals and a variety of irrelevant, fun stuff that we hope you will enjoy. Trust us, we are just two regular guys with lots of thoughts, ideas and opinions. #construction #trades #tradetalk #plumbing #mechanicalsystems #buildingtrades #hvac #heatingandcooling

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United States

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Mechanical Hub Media's John Mesenbrink and Tim Ward turn up the volume as hosts of this weekly Appetite for Construction podcast. The chat fest digs deep into the building trades industry, and features interviews with industry professionals and a variety of irrelevant, fun stuff that we hope you will enjoy. Trust us, we are just two regular guys with lots of thoughts, ideas and opinions. #construction #trades #tradetalk #plumbing #mechanicalsystems #buildingtrades #hvac #heatingandcooling

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English

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Episodes
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The Inspector

4/16/2024
Houston-area home inspector Matt Brading (@texas.edge.inspect on Instagram) joins Tim and John as they talk about how cool his job really is and breaking the stigma of home inspection through social media. Right now, contractors can get a $1000 gift card when they go to navienfurnace.com and submit their first NPF purchase info. PERC, the Propane Education & Research Council at www.propane.com Subscribe to the Appetite for Construction podcast at any of your favorite streaming channels and don't forget about the other ways to interact with the Mechanical Hub Team! @plumbing_perspective@mechanicalhubwww.mechanical-hub.com/enewsletterwww.mechanical-hub.comwww.plumbingperspective.com Send John and Tim your feedback or topic ideas: @plumbing_perspective

Duration:00:43:22

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Friday Bonus: Play Money

4/12/2024
The guys catch up on this Friday bonus podcast to talk about luck vs. hard work and play money. Click play. Subscribe to the Appetite for Construction podcast at any of your favorite streaming channels and don't forget about the other ways to interact with the Mechanical Hub Team! @plumbing_perspective@mechanicalhubwww.mechanical-hub.com/enewsletterwww.mechanical-hub.comwww.plumbingperspective.com Send John and Tim your feedback or topic ideas: @plumbing_perspective

Duration:00:21:34

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Brent Ridley: Repeat Offender

4/9/2024
To the podcast, that is. Brent Ridley comes back to the show to talk about Miracle Mechanical, getting involved at trade shows, everything he is up to lately, and we get his views on social influencing. Right now, contractors can get a $1000 gift card when they go to navienfurnace.com and submit their first NPF purchase info. PERC, the Propane Education & Research Council at www.propane.com Subscribe to the Appetite for Construction podcast at any of your favorite streaming channels and don't forget about the other ways to interact with the Mechanical Hub Team! @plumbing_perspective@mechanicalhubwww.mechanical-hub.com/enewsletterwww.mechanical-hub.comwww.plumbingperspective.com Send John and Tim your feedback or topic ideas: @plumbing_perspective

Duration:00:30:14

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Craig Childress: Proud Father, Husband, Plumber

4/2/2024
When the 12-year-old daughter of Craig Childress said how proud of him she was of all of his hard work, especially for winning both the plumbing and HVAC championships of the ServiceTitan Elite Trades Championship Series, it made it all worth it for Craig. We talk to him about the entire Elite Trades process. Right now, contractors can get a $1000 gift card when they go to navienfurnace.com and submit their first NPF purchase info. PERC, the Propane Education & Research Council at www.propane.com Subscribe to the Appetite for Construction podcast at any of your favorite streaming channels and don't forget about the other ways to interact with the Mechanical Hub Team! @plumbing_perspective@mechanicalhubwww.mechanical-hub.com/enewsletterwww.mechanical-hub.comwww.plumbingperspective.com Send John and Tim your feedback or topic ideas: @plumbing_perspective

Duration:00:26:16

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Get Neutralized

3/26/2024
Why are condensate neutralizers so important? Tim and John talk condensate neutralizers with Kyle Emmons, President of JJM Alkaline Technologies—a leading designer and manufacturer of acidic condensate neutralizer products for the heating and plumbing industries—about just that. Right now, contractors can get a $1000 gift card when they go to navienfurnace.com and submit their first NPF purchase info. PERC, the Propane Education & Research Council at www.propane.com Subscribe to the Appetite for Construction podcast at any of your favorite streaming channels and don't forget about the other ways to interact with the Mechanical Hub Team! @plumbing_perspective@mechanicalhubwww.mechanical-hub.com/enewsletterwww.mechanical-hub.comwww.plumbingperspective.com Send John and Tim your feedback or topic ideas: @plumbing_perspective

Duration:00:31:03

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Southern Charm with Chelsea Meissner

3/19/2024
This week the boys are joined by Spencer Brown of Pfister Faucets as they travel to Charleston, S.C. to talk with Chelsea Meissner of Survivor and Southern Charm fame. Right now, contractors can get a $1000 gift card when they go to navienfurnace.com and submit their first NPF purchase info. PERC, the Propane Education & Research Council at www.propane.com Subscribe to the Appetite for Construction podcast at any of your favorite streaming channels and don't forget about the other ways to interact with the Mechanical Hub Team! @plumbing_perspective@mechanicalhubwww.mechanical-hub.com/enewsletterwww.mechanical-hub.comwww.plumbingperspective.com Send John and Tim your feedback or topic ideas: @plumbing_perspective

Duration:00:37:14

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The Death Files

3/15/2024
Tim and John discuss the unenviable talk of end of life processes. Tim breaks out the Death File. We also talk about other lighthearted stuff as we get deep into leftovers and NFL free agency and the NCAA tournament. PERC, the Propane Education & Research Council at www.propane.com Subscribe to the Appetite for Construction podcast at any of your favorite streaming channels and don't forget about the other ways to interact with the Mechanical Hub Team! @plumbing_perspective@mechanicalhubwww.mechanical-hub.com/enewsletterwww.mechanical-hub.comwww.plumbingperspective.com Send John and Tim your feedback or topic ideas: @plumbing_perspective

Duration:00:22:11

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A Digital Sticky Note

3/12/2024
The boys talk with Nicholas Dimitruk and Catherine Chapman, co-founders of BitRip. What is BitRip? Well, it's a free app that seamlessly tracks any type of physical asset using pre-printed BR Code labels. BitRip easily integrates with existing software workflows, and each code stores any data and tracks every scanned location, unlocking field-level visibility. In other words, "It's a digital sticky note with a QR code." Right now, contractors can get a $1000 gift card when they go to navienfurnace.com and submit their first NPF purchase info. PERC, the Propane Education & Research Council at www.propane.com Subscribe to the Appetite for Construction podcast at any of your favorite streaming channels and don't forget about the other ways to interact with the Mechanical Hub Team! @plumbing_perspective@mechanicalhubwww.mechanical-hub.com/enewsletterwww.mechanical-hub.comwww.plumbingperspective.com Send John and Tim your feedback or topic ideas: @plumbing_perspective

Duration:00:33:35

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From Maine, with Love

3/8/2024
Running into social media friends at industry trade shows is a trip, but having them on your podcast? On this Friday episode, John talks with Keith McGillivary, MPS, McGillivary's Plumbing Services about last week's Builder's Show, getting started in the industry, and life in Maine. Right now, contractors can get a $1000 gift card when they go to navienfurnace.com and submit their first NPF purchase info. PERC, the Propane Education & Research Council at www.propane.com Subscribe to the Appetite for Construction podcast at any of your favorite streaming channels and don't forget about the other ways to interact with the Mechanical Hub Team! @plumbing_perspective@mechanicalhubwww.mechanical-hub.com/enewsletterwww.mechanical-hub.comwww.plumbingperspective.com Send John and Tim your feedback or topic ideas: @plumbing_perspective

Duration:00:24:22

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Don't Go Takin' My Parts

3/5/2024
This week John talks with Don Deschenes and Devynn Thompson (who are brother and sister, by the way) about job site theft and a company rebrand. Don, owner of Live Oak Plumbing Co., Flower Mound, Texas, talks about some recent thefts from the back of his truck, and Devynn, owner, Thompson Family Plumbing, Ariz. and Calif., talks about a recent company rebrand. And, we talk about life. Right now, contractors can get a $1000 gift card when they go to navienfurnace.com and submit their first NPF purchase info. PERC, the Propane Education & Research Council at www.propane.com Subscribe to the Appetite for Construction podcast at any of your favorite streaming channels and don't forget about the other ways to interact with the Mechanical Hub Team! @plumbing_perspective@mechanicalhubwww.mechanical-hub.com/enewsletterwww.mechanical-hub.comwww.plumbingperspective.com Send John and Tim your feedback or topic ideas: @plumbing_perspective

Duration:00:34:36

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Friday Shorty: Up with the Sickness

3/1/2024
Friend of the podcast, Jon Block, LH Block Electrical, guest hosts this episode as we talk about how the business runs if one of the brothers is sick or out of the office for awhile. PERC, the Propane Education & Research Council at www.propane.com Subscribe to the Appetite for Construction podcast at any of your favorite streaming channels and don't forget about the other ways to interact with the Mechanical Hub Team! @plumbing_perspective@mechanicalhubwww.mechanical-hub.com/enewsletterwww.mechanical-hub.comwww.plumbingperspective.com Send John and Tim your feedback or topic ideas: @plumbing_perspective

Duration:00:12:24

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Construction, the Best Kept Secret

2/27/2024
"What would life be like without our industry?" asks Mike Bellaman, President and CEO, Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). The boys talk workforce development, worker choice, meritocracy, technology, 2024 outlook, and a bit of Mike's playing time with the Cleveland Indians. Right now, contractors can get a $1000 gift card when they go to navienfurnace.com and submit their first NPF purchase info. PERC, the Propane Education & Research Council at www.propane.com Subscribe to the Appetite for Construction podcast at any of your favorite streaming channels and don't forget about the other ways to interact with the Mechanical Hub Team! @plumbing_perspective@mechanicalhubwww.mechanical-hub.com/enewsletterwww.mechanical-hub.comwww.plumbingperspective.com Send John and Tim your feedback or topic ideas: @plumbing_perspective

Duration:00:51:26

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Friday Shorty: ... And Your Little Dog Toto Too

2/23/2024
Rando convo alert! The boys talk tornadoes, the cost of electricity in certain states, and the state of Alaska. PERC, the Propane Education & Research Council at www.propane.com Subscribe to the Appetite for Construction podcast at any of your favorite streaming channels and don't forget about the other ways to interact with the Mechanical Hub Team! @plumbing_perspective@mechanicalhubwww.mechanical-hub.com/enewsletterwww.mechanical-hub.comwww.plumbingperspective.com Send John and Tim your feedback or topic ideas: @plumbing_perspective

Duration:00:18:24

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Don't Call It a Garburator

2/20/2024
As the boys ramp up for the IBS/KBIS show next week, they discuss garbage disposers with Eric Schultz, Director Product Management - Advanced Disposers, InSinkErator. The guys talk about why disposers are necessary, the latest innovations, sustainability, and is it disposer or disposal? For information, www.insinkeratorforpros.com Right now, contractors can get a $1000 gift card when they go to navienfurnace.com and submit their first NPF purchase info. PERC, the Propane Education & Research Council at www.propane.com Subscribe to the Appetite for Construction podcast at any of your favorite streaming channels and don't forget about the other ways to interact with the Mechanical Hub Team! @plumbing_perspective@mechanicalhubwww.mechanical-hub.com/enewsletterwww.mechanical-hub.comwww.plumbingperspective.com Send John and Tim your feedback or topic ideas: @plumbing_perspective

Duration:00:37:07

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Friday Shorty: Word Crutch

2/16/2024
On this episode of the Friday Shorty, Tim and John talk about words that are completely overused in conversation, Super Bowl ads and streaming sites taking over sports coverage. Subscribe to the Appetite for Construction podcast at any of your favorite streaming channels and don't forget about the other ways to interact with the Mechanical Hub Team! @plumbing_perspective@mechanicalhubwww.mechanical-hub.com/enewsletterwww.mechanical-hub.comwww.plumbingperspective.com Send John and Tim your feedback or topic ideas: @plumbing_perspective

Duration:00:19:23

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The Connected Home

2/13/2024
"If You Can Dream It, You Can Build It." This week the boys talk connectivity with Chris Tomeno, Eastern Water Sales Leader at Resideo. PERC, the Propane Education & Research Council at www.propane.com Subscribe to the Appetite for Construction podcast at any of your favorite streaming channels and don't forget about the other ways to interact with the Mechanical Hub Team! @plumbing_perspective@mechanicalhubwww.mechanical-hub.com/enewsletterwww.mechanical-hub.comwww.plumbingperspective.com Send John and Tim your feedback or topic ideas: @plumbing_perspective

Duration:00:21:22

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Friday Shorty: Super Bowl Sickness

2/9/2024
While Tim recovers from COVID, the boys talk about the Super Bowl, betting on the game, and who they are rooting for. Some mindless Friday fun. Subscribe to the Appetite for Construction podcast at any of your favorite streaming channels and don't forget about the other ways to interact with the Mechanical Hub Team! @plumbing_perspective@mechanicalhubwww.mechanical-hub.com/enewsletterwww.mechanical-hub.comwww.plumbingperspective.com Send John and Tim your feedback or topic ideas: @plumbing_perspective

Duration:00:15:02

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The AHR Podcasts Part II: Fitting 10 lbs of Stuff in a 1lb. Bag

2/6/2024
The boys continue with their AHR podcasts with four separate interviews starting with good friends Lesley McGlenen and Alan Carlson; followed by Dan Moffroid and Dustin Gregoire, Bosch; Bryan Cordell, PERC; and Catherine Chapman and Barry Campbell, BitRip. Subscribe to the Appetite for Construction podcast at any of your favorite streaming channels and don't forget about the other ways to interact with the Mechanical Hub Team! @plumbing_perspective@mechanicalhubwww.mechanical-hub.com/enewsletterwww.mechanical-hub.comwww.plumbingperspective.com Send John and Tim your feedback or topic ideas: @plumbing_perspective

Duration:00:46:11

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Friday Shorty: The Great Fuel Debate

2/2/2024
Heat pumps, heat pumps and more heat pumps. We keep hearing about the push for electrification but are we moving too fast? Is the infrastructure in place to keep up? Is it economically responsible to limit the choices on fuel? We discuss with our good friend Bob Baker, Baker Plumbing, north of the border. Subscribe to the Appetite for Construction podcast at any of your favorite streaming channels and don't forget about the other ways to interact with the Mechanical Hub Team! @plumbing_perspective@mechanicalhubwww.mechanical-hub.com/enewsletterwww.mechanical-hub.comwww.plumbingperspective.com Send John and Tim your feedback or topic ideas: @plumbing_perspective

Duration:00:24:50

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The AHR Podcasts: Tankless, Heat Pumps & Mountain Dew

1/30/2024
Our first of two episodes recorded from the Podcast Pavilion at AHR, Tim & John talk tankless with Jason Fleming, Noritz, heat pumps with Bo DeAngelo, Anesi Comfort, and Mountain Dew (and plumbing & hydronics) with our good friend Cody Mack, Caleffi. Subscribe to the Appetite for Construction podcast at any of your favorite streaming channels and don't forget about the other ways to interact with the Mechanical Hub Team! @plumbing_perspective@mechanicalhubwww.mechanical-hub.com/enewsletterwww.mechanical-hub.comwww.plumbingperspective.com Send John and Tim your feedback or topic ideas: @plumbing_perspective

Duration:00:45:58