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Foamy faucets, cloudy dishes, frog tape giveaway, toilet troubles and bad gas cans

by The Handyguys

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The Handyguys revisit some old issues and discuss some new ones – foamy faucets, cloudy dishes, frog tape giveaway, toilet troubles and bad gas caps on this audio episode.

Topic 1:  The Moen Faucet with foamy smelly water.

Paul discusses his Moen faucet with the pull out braided hose and how it still produces smelly foamy water when not used for several hours.  Moen’s customer service was great but they don’t offer any explanation of what causes the odor or foam. Several listeners contacted the Handyguys with the same issue.  Perhaps they can respond to this post with their experience and offer a work-around to this problem. For now, Paul has not taken Moen up on their offer to replace the faucet with a non pullout head as his wife is hooked on the feature.  They are living with the problem for now.

Topic 2:  The Kenmore Elite Dishwasher revisited (i.e. Whirlpool, Kitchenaid, Kenmore)

Paul’s video of the Kenmore Elite dishwasher where he cleans out the basin has solved a lot of folks problems with frustrating modern dishwashers that don’t do the job.  However, he began having problems with a white film building up on dishes.  The problem is now solved.  Cleaning out the basin fixed the problem of grit and being left on the dishes.  This new solution eliminates the cloudy problems with glasses.

Topic 3:  Frog Tape Giveaway.

Frog Tape giveawayWe have two frog tape sets to giveaway. Each set has two rolls of frog tape, a t-shirt and a bag. Just make a comment on this post to enter. Listen to the podcast for details.

Topic 4: Incomplete toilet flushes

We followed up on a listener question regarding a toilet that does not flush completely. Like the sewage in question, this is a problem that does not easily go away.  Listen to the Handyguys speculate on possible solutions.

Topic 5:  End of season mower care

Paul discusses his frustration trying to prepare his mower for the winter and confuses airplanes with the spinning things on mowers.

Topic 6:  Gas Caps

Check out the new style gas caps at your local True Value and let us know what you think. They are supposed to be better than some of the older “safe” designs. Brian thinks they are an improvement but still a bit awkward. Some of the newest types may be best.

We were one of the bloggers selected by True Value to work on the DIY Squad. We have been compensated for our time commitment to the program as well as our writing and productions about our experience. We have also been compensated for the materials needed for our DIY project. However, as always, our opinions are entirely our own and we have not been paid to publish positive comments.

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jeff_williams November 14, 2010 at 12:56 am

You guys should look into metal safety cans. They come in multiple sizes and are metal and durable. Some of them (eagle brand) have an attached funnel. They are a bit more expensive but it would be the last can you would ever need.

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The Handyguys November 15, 2010 at 11:34 am

Thanks Jeff, I’ll check them out. Consider yourself entered in the Frog Tape giveaway contest.

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Adam November 15, 2010 at 12:47 pm

Hey guys, great show as always. I have been wanting to try that frog tape…

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The Handyguys November 15, 2010 at 3:38 pm

Adam – Thanks for the kudos. You have been entered in the drawing.

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Steve November 15, 2010 at 3:19 pm

I’ve been wanting to try Frog Tape.
We’re about to begin painting the great room and my be able to use it for some of the trim.
Thanks!
Also, check out this website for the many uses of vinegar – including dishwashers…
http://queenofclean.com/?s=vinegar

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The Handyguys November 15, 2010 at 3:39 pm

Steve, thanks for the link. You have been entered into the frog tape drawing.

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Handy Lady November 16, 2010 at 8:37 pm

I could really use the Frog tape kit. I am currently redoing my dining room. Thanks for considering me.

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The Handyguys November 16, 2010 at 10:49 pm

Consider yourself considered.

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Steve November 17, 2010 at 2:59 pm

I am currently working on my master bath addtion and will be painting in a couple weeks. I saw the frog tape when I repainted my living room and wanted to try it but I was too cheap to pay more than the blue 3m. I am curious to their claim of providing a better seal on the edge to block paint bledding thru.

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The Handyguys November 17, 2010 at 7:44 pm

Steve – I can attest to the claims, it indeed does work better than the traditional blue stuff or the regular old masking tape. Its up you to decide if the premium price is worth it. Often I will just paint with no tape but I’m not fast when I do that. When my daughter painted her room we masked off everything with it and it worked great (see http://www.handyguyspodcast.com/1505/episode-121-tween-painting-party-and-the-kitchen-sink )

You are entered in the giveaway

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Cliff November 19, 2010 at 12:51 pm

Hey, I want some Frog Tape!

I’m also having a similar issue with foam from both of my Moen master bathroom sinks.

Cliff
Houston, TX

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The Handyguys November 21, 2010 at 2:24 pm

Cliff – Thanks, we are still trying to figure a permanent solution to the foamy water issue. You are entered in the drawing.

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Regina D. November 19, 2010 at 12:52 pm

i could really use frog tape the under the kitchen sink is always an issue and not to mention our guest bathroom that is half way outta order.

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The Handyguys November 21, 2010 at 2:23 pm

you are entered in the drawing.

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Troy November 19, 2010 at 1:40 pm

Hey guys. Just want to thank you for doing what you do here, and win some green tape of course! :-)
Thanks

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The Handyguys November 21, 2010 at 2:23 pm

Thanks for the thanks! You are entered in the drawing.

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The Handyguys December 6, 2010 at 5:16 pm

Congrats to Jeff and Regina who’s names were drawn for the Frog Tape giveaway. Thanks to all those who entered.

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Dan Brady December 26, 2010 at 9:07 am

As an owner of a painting company over the years we’ve tried every type of painters tape to try and achieve a RAZOR sharp painting lines. Some were O.K. but none of them can compare to Frog Tape. By far Frog Tape is the greatest tape to give you those RAZOR sharp lines. Frog Tape is featured in my How To Paint a Room Like a Pro DVD which you can preview at danbradypaintingtricks.com

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The Handyguys December 26, 2010 at 5:32 pm

Thanks for taking the time to comment, good luck with the DVD.

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