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In this video, Handyguys Brian and Paul briefly discuss some helpful tips when replacing your smoke detector. At the beginning of the video, Handyguy Paul shows Handyguys Brian his 3 new detectors. Homeowners should be aware that detectors undergo wear and tear just like any other device. Homeowners should replace their detector every 10 years or as soon as it exhibits malfunction.

Replacing A Smoke Detector

Make sure to get a new smoke detector that has easy access to the battery whenever you are replacing your previous one. Homeowners changing a battery on a detector can find it tedious. This simple tip can save you time and energy during detector maintenance. The detector linked in this post is Handyguy approved and tested!

Other Options

Handyguy Brian points out that you can also get a smoke and carbon monoxide detector in 1. However, homeowners should be aware that carbon monoxide detectors need to be replaced every 5-7 years rather than every 10 years.

The last Handyguys Tip involves the installation of your smoke detector. Detectors can be tricky and may require professional help. Do not be hesitant to call a professional in order to ensure that the smoke detector is installed correctly.

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Google Home is great but what if you have multiple users with different Google accounts who want to use the device?

In this video, Handyguys Brian and Paul explain how to add multiple Google Home users to their home audio device. In previous videos, Handyguyus Brian and Paul set up a Home as well as the Amazon Alexa. They also explore various home automation tips and home casting using the Chromecast, Chromecast TV, and Chromecast Ultra.

At the beginning of the video, Handyguy Paul asks what his name is and the Home responds, correctly identifying the voice that is speaking. Handyguys Paul then guides viewers through the process by which to have the Google Home recognize a voice.

Adding Multiple Users To Your Google Home

First, you need to sync the Google Home app on your smartphone with the appropriate Home. Open the application on your phone. The app will most likely ask to be connected to your Home, but if not, go into settings. After this, go into shared devices, add a device, and have the app find your Google Home nearby. Select the appropriate Home that you want to connect.

The app will then have you “teach the assistant how to recognize your voice.” The app will give you a list of phrases such as “ok Google” and “hey Google” in order to learn your voice. You can then test your Google Home device by saying “ok Google, what is my name.” The device should then be able to learn your name based on the previous tests.

Adding Other Users

To add other users, you can send an invite via e-mail. This will prompt you to use a sharing app that is absolutely secure. When the second user opens the e-mail invite, the e-mail will ask you to install the app. Proceed to install the app, add the appropriate Google Home device, and follow the above steps.

One snag that the Handyguys did want users to be aware of is that you should have all other applications closed throughout this process.

Adding multiple users to your smart Google Home device is easy and simple. Stay tuned for other Handyguys videos for helpful home improvement tips.

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The Handyguys Unbox a Chromecast Ultra Device (Video)

In this video, Handyguys Brian and Paul unbox a Chromecast Ultra Device. In previous videos, The Handyguys unbox and explore the features of the Chromecast. The Chromecast can be automated to lights in the home as well as TV usage. Check out The Handyguys’ other videos for more features and uses for the Chromecast as […]

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Setup of Google Chromecast TV – The Handyguys

In this video, Handyguys Brian and Paul teach viewers how to setup their Chromecast TV. Previously, The Handyguys unboxed a Chromecast. The Chromecast box includes a USB and an outlet on the Chromecast itself for an HDMI. This video is part of a larger series of unboxing, setup, and tutorial for the Google Home, Chromecast, […]

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Chromecast TV Unboxing (Video) – The Handyguys

In this video, Handyguys Brian and Paul unbox a Chromecast TV. The Chromecast is a device that enables you to stream from a smart device onto a TV easily through casting. Previously, Handyguys Brian and Paul unboxed ands setup for the Chromecast Audio. The Audio has the same functions as the Chromecast TV except exclusively […]

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Chromecast Audio and Google Home Integration

In this video, Handyguys Brian and Paul explore how to cast from the Google Home device onto their studio jobsite radio. The Chromecast Audio is a casting device. This device allows an individual to cast audio from an application on their smart device onto an audio device of choice. This is part of a larger […]

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Using Google Home and Chromecast To Play Videos On Your TV

In this video, Handyguys Brian and Paul use Chromecast and the Google Home to cast a Handyguys video onto a TV. In the past few episodes, Handyguys Brian and Paul have been exploring the home improvement benefits that can come through the Google Home or Amazon’s Alexa. They have successfully also installed home automation between the […]

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Choosing the Right Kitchen Flooring for Your Home

Kitchens are often a busy place in your home. From making big family breakfasts to hosting dinner parties, your kitchen — especially the floor — has been through a lot. Once you’ve decided to replace your kitchen flooring, you might come to realize there are a lot of new flooring options to choose from. Watch […]

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Chromecast Audio Setup Part 2

In this video, The Handyguys do a brief tutorial of the Chromecast Audio. Previously, The Handyguys unboxed and setup the Audio for viewers. This is part of a greater series of videos looking at the Google Home, Chromecast, Chromecast Audio, and Chromecast Ultra. These devices are all compatible with one another yet have different functions. […]

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Chromecast Audio Setup Part 1

In this video, Handyguys Brian and Paul begin to setup a Chromecast Audio. In the previous episode, The Handyguys unboxed this device and gave a brief overview as to what it does. The Chromecast Audio is a small square device that has the ability to cast audio. In the next few episodes, The Handyguys will […]

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Chromecast Audio Unboxing

In this next set of videos, Handyguys Brian and Paul will unbox and setup a Chromecast audio. Over the past few videos, The Handyguys went over how to setup a Google Home device. Chromecast Audio The Chromecast audio is a little device that you can fit easily in the palm of your hand. The device […]

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Klein Tools Electrician Pocket Knife Review (Video)

Klein sent The Handyguys this pocket knife that includes key electrical tools. In this video, The Handyguys go through all the features for this Klein Tools Electrician Pocket Knife.  This knife is useful to more than just electricians. Give it a try for all of you home improvement needs. This pocket knife has the obvious feature […]

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Google Home Setup Part 2 – Google Home Troubleshooting

In the last video, Handyguys Brian and Paul went over the initial setup of the Google Home Device. In this video, The Handyguys will go over Google Home troubleshooting in order for the owner to have a more efficient experience. Google Home Troubleshooting After initially setting up the Google Home on your smart phone device, […]

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Google Home Setup Part 1

In the last video, The Handyguys unboxed a Google Home device and installed the application needed to control this new home audio device. In this video, Handyguys Brian and Paul go through the initial Google Home Setup. In a later video, The Handyguys will go over how to troubleshoot the device in case of it […]

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Power Outage Prep: Sump Pump Backup Options [VIDEO]

In this show, The Handyguys discuss different three different sump pump backup options. Do you need a sump pump to keep your basement dry? What will you do if the power goes out during a storm? How will you keep things dry. When disaster strikes in form of a rainstorm, hurricane, or earthquake, use these […]

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Unboxing Google Home

In this video, Handyguys Brian and Paul unbox a Google Home. This is the first of a series of videos about the Google Home, Chromecast, Chromecast Ultra, and Chromecast Audio. These devices are home audio devices made to connect your home. Much like the Amazon Alexa, the homeowner can talk to the Home and ask […]

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Messy Garage: How to Maximize Your Garage Space [VIDEO]

How to Maximize Your Garage space The Handyguys try to get organized this spring. Handyguy Brian can’t seem to get rid of anything. Handyguy Paul’s garage is much more organized. Watch this video to get some tips on how to maximize your garage space and get organized. Thanks to Allstate for sponsoring this show.

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Control Leviton Z Wave Switch with Amazon Echo Dot

In this video, Handyguys Brian and Paul show homeowners how to connect their Leviton Z Wave switch to an Amazon Echo Dot. In the previous videos, The Handyguys unboxed and setup the Leviton Z Wave switch in Handyguy Paul’s dining room and connected the switch to the SmartThings Hub. The next step would be to […]

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Leviton Z Wave Switch Set-Up (Video)

In this episode, Handyguys Brian and Paul set up the Leviton Z Wave switch in order to expand the home automation in their house. This set-up allows you to use any bulb for home automation rather than a specific smart bulb. The Handyguys configure this set-up in Handyguy Paul’s dining room. The Leviton Z Wave Switch […]

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SmartThings Hub Unboxing and Set-Up (Video)

In this episode, Handyguys Brian and Paul unbox and setup the SmartThings Hub for home automation. In the past few episodes, the Handyguys have been going over how to coordinate home automation with the Amazon Echo Dot and the Google Home. They successfully coordinated the use of the Philips Hue Smart Bulbs with these home […]

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Amazon Echo Dot and Philips Hue Setup

In this video, Handyguys Brian and Paul attempt to integrate the Amazon Echo Dot (Alexa) with the Philips hue bridge and LED lightbulbs. First, the Handyguys show homeowners how to configure the Philips hue bridge. They then attempt to connect it to the home audio device. The Philips hue bridge and LED bulbs are just […]

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Google Home and Philips Hue Setup

In this video, Handyguys Brian and Paul attempt to connect the Google Home with Philips Hue. In the previous video, Handyguys Brian and Paul go through the process in which to set up the Philips Hue home automation. They realized that connecting the Philips Hue to the Amazon Echo Dot (Alexa) went smoothly. However, The Handyguys […]

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Home Audio Devices: Google Home and Amazon Echo Dot

In this video, Handyguys Brian and Paul introduce 2 home audio devices: the Google Home an Amazon Echo Dot. Both of these devices have various functions, some of which may apply to the home owner. Over the next few videos, Handyguys Brian and Paul will compare and contract these 2 home audio devices particularly as […]

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Electric Drills: Corded or Cordless?

In this video, Handyguys Brian and Paul discuss what kind of drill the typical homeowner may need. This video was part of an extended live stream and is linger than our typical videos. Electric drills have many common uses such as driving a nail and repairing a toilet paper hanger. These are useful tools that all […]

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What Size Generator Do I Need?

In this video, Handyguys Brian and Paul outline how to choose a generator. We recoded this as part of a live stream hence the longer length. There are many types of generators, ranging from whole house to smaller inverter generators. Knowing your needs in terms of generators can highlight which one is most cost efficient […]

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Bolt Cutters and Their Uses

In this video, Handyguys Brian and Paul discussed why the typical homeowner would need bolt cutters. Handyguy Paul mentioned that he has had his tool for around 16 years, and that it has lasted well all these years. Handyguy Paul stated that bolt cutters are most useful for wire shelving. While a homeowner could have wire shelving cut […]

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