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Summer Home Improvement

Yes, The Handyguys are planning to get a lot done on their Honey Do Lists but will also take some time for some fun with their families.

Summer is upon us and the Handyguys are busy working on some new projects. In this episode of the Handyguys Podcast, Brian and Paul provide a preview of things to come in the next few months. Website Changes – Video Before we preview our Summer content we want to highlight the changes to our website. […]

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Listener Questions – The Steven Show

House Questions

The Handyguys receive many questions from our listeners but there is one listener who has sent a plethora of questions all by himself. The Handyguys decided to tackle “Steven’s” questions all at once – rapid fire style. Here are the topics covered in this lightening round. Listen to the podcast for our answers. Woodpeckers making unwanted holes in the […]

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Eposode #112 – Safety First

Danger Sign

There are dangers lurking around around your home! The Handyguys guys discuss some safety precautions that every homeowner and every Handyguy should consider when working around the home. We can’t cover every aspect of home safety in this podcast but we can provide a quick overview. If you are new homeowner or a handyguy, …

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Avoiding Poison Ivy And Plumbing Tips

Creeping Poison Ivy

The Handyguys discuss another challenge for home improvement, poison ivy. How to get rid of it and how to keep from getting the rash. We end the show with a follow-up to a brief plumbing question from last week. Poison Ivy Identifying it Brian was always taught “3 leaves and shiny” but that is not […]

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DIY And Home Improvement Book Recommendations

Overwhelmed by books

The Handyguys discuss their favorite DIY and Home Improvements books. The Handyguys have quite a selection of books that have accumulated over the years. We cant talk about all of them but we would love to highlight our favorites. You need to listen to the podcast for our commentary on each handyman tome. You can get […]

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Master Electrician Interview

Electrical

The Handyguys talk to Wayne Gilchrist from http://www.ezdiyelectricity.com. How does a homeowner get started working with electricity? The Handyguys of been involved in electrical projects since they were youngsters.  Handyguy Paul stuck his finger in a light socket when he was in Kindergarten and learned firsthand about household AC!   Both of the Handyguys have […]

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Keeping Pests Out Of The Garden And How To Mulch

Scarecrow Sprinkler

The Handyguys discuss keeping critters out of you garden, mulching and considering a fence. Critters in the garden What kind of critters? The question that prompted this discussion was about keeping neighborhood cats out of your flower beds. What about deer? What about keeping rabbits out of your lettuce garden? We discuss several methods that […]

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Building A Shed And Led Light Bulb Opinions

Different colored sheds

We address a question about shed materials and foundations as well as briefly discuss LED light bulbs. Sheds The Handyguys received a call from Rick from Sawdust Chronicles and The Splintered Board podcasts.  He asked What materials are good for shed siding? Do I need a concrete slab for my shed? Great questions Rick. Materials […]

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Energy Star Fraud And Basement Egress Requirements

Energy Star FAIL

The Handyguys cover two topics in this show. We discuss fraud, abuse and lack of accountability with the U.S. government’s Energy Star program and then discuss basement egress requirements. Energy Star Fail The Government Accountability Office (GAO) [sorry, said it wrong in the podcast] investigated the EPA and Department of Energy’s Energy Star Program and […]

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How To Pick Paint Colors

Color Samples

We have covered a lot of topics here on the Handyguys Podcast. We have discussed everything from small repairs to major renovations. But while we can lead you through all the required steps for finishing a basement, we can’t begin to talk about one of the final steps that effects the entire …

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Buying Reconditioned Tools

Porter Cable Tools that can be bought reconditioned

Should the Handyguy consider “reconditioned” tools when making a purchase on the Handyguys Podcast store? The Handyguys talk about their experience with reconditioned tools and invite a listener the chime in on his recent purchase of a sweet Bosch compound miter saw through the Handyguys Amazon store. There are many advantages to reconditioned, but before […]

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How To Turn Off The Water In An Emergency

Ball Valve

Everyone in your household should know where the main water shutoff valve is, The Handyguys discuss why. Avert Disaster Disaster averted. One of the Handyguys got a call from someone at home about water leaking out from the cabinet under the kitchen sink. Obviously this isn’t normal. With no handyguy around do the members of […]

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Repairing Salt Damage To Lawns And Concrete&

Salt Truck

Road salt can damage lawns, concrete and sidewalks. The Handyguys answer a question about rock salt and lawns then discuss different types of de-icers. De-icing salts and your lawn The Handyguys answer the following question from Mike: I live in Michigan and the snow plows push the snow (AND SALT) up on my yard. what […]

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Modern Appliances Stink, Quality Of New Appliances

Modern Appliances

The Handyguys discuss why modern appliances suck stink and briefly discuss how to fix a whirlpool GS6SHEXNL00 side by side refrigerator. The Handyguys are NOT appliance repairmen First off – The Handyuys are NOT appliance repair guys. We are just a couple of handy homeowners who have attempted a couple appliance repairs ourselves. Please don’t […]

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Looking Back And Looking Forward – 100 Episodes

100 Episodes of The Handyguys Podcast

One Hundred Episodes of The Handyguys Podcast. Wow! The Handyguys discuss some of their favorite shows, talk about what is in store for the future and have a special guest, Marc Spagnuolo, aka “The Wood Whisperer”. Looking Back Brian & Paul reminisce about some of our favorite shows.  We had fun trying out riding mowers […]

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Exploding Water Heaters And Home Networking

Basic components of a water heater, T&P, expansion tank, water supply, gas line

Exploding water heaters and home networking are discussed on this episode of The Handyguys Podcast. Can a hot water heater really explode? The Handyguys address a comment on their website regarding a hot water heater that has expanded and caused the pipes above to leak. Fortunately, there were no explosions. The Handyguys also …

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Eliminating Squirrels And Basement Carpet

Squirrels can Destroy

The Handyguys take two fan questions on very different topics. Destructive squirrels and carpeting options for a basement. Squirrels The Handyguys received the following question from Larry, a listener of the show: Hi, I have squirrels eating away at the lead pipe flashing (roof jack). that surround the PVC vent pipes that extend out of […]

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Ideal Water Pressure, Fixing A Damaged Wall And V-Jaw Pliers

Busted Pipe

The Handyguys received a distraught email from one of our listeners regarding a DIY disaster. It seems that Leroy has the challenge of fixing a hack job from the previous homeowner. Hi guys, I recently purchased a house. The home was built in 1990. In the master bedroom there is an 8 inch paper boarder […]

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Garage Heater Options And Carmd Discussion

Kerosene Heater

In this episode of The Handyguys Podcast we take a question on garage heaters and have some follow-up thoughts on the CarMD product we discussed in episode 91. Garage Heaters We received a great question from Captain Kent about heating his garage so he can work on his honey do list. Its excerpted here: Hi […]

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How To Choose A Nail-gun

Porter Cable Combo Kit

The Handyguys discuss what nailer you use when. A pneumatic nailer takes much of the work or of driving nails and saves you time. With one pull of the trigger the nail is set flush or below the surface of the work. Nailers allow for one handed operation which frees up your other hand for […]

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How To Caulk Windows And Where To Caulk Windows

With these types of windows there isn

The Handyguys discuss the the energy saving task of caulking windows. Announcements Before we discuss caulking windows we would like to remind our listeners and viewers of our recent video production on replacing a flush valve.  In addition, we will be re-doing our “Fixing a Dishwasher” video in High Definition for additional clarity on the […]

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Video – Toilet Repair – Fill Valve Replacement

Bad Fill Valve

The Handyguys have a new video! Toilet fill valves are the second most common toilet repair after flapper replacements. We put this short video together to take some of the mystery out of the process. We hope you find it useful. As always, comments are welcome. We will be back after the first of the […]

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Installing A Tile Back-splash For Your Kitchen

Tile for Handyguy Paul

The Handyguys discuss doing a tile back-splash. Preparations You need to make sure your wall is smooth and clean. Measure and decide what areas of your back-splash you want to cover. When buying tile make sure you account for waste and bad cuts. Layout Decide on your layout. If you go horizontal you will have […]

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How To Paint Like A Pro

Brian

In this episode The Handyguys discuss painting. Planning your painting project, materials and tools are discussed in this podcast. Planning Handyguy Brian originally intended to paint the entryway and foyer of his house. The foyer has 17 foot ceilings, a hall leading to the family room downstairs and a hallway upstairs connecting the bedrooms and […]

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Magnogrip, Carmd And Permaflow Review

Stocking Girl with Hammer

In this Episode of The Handyguys Podcast we announce the winner of our toolkit contest and discuss some innovative products from Magnogrip, CarMD and PermaFLOW. Winner Congrats Andrew. Your toolkit is in the mail. We had a lot of awesome entries so it was difficult to pick our winner. You can read Andrews winning entry […]

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Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Dinner

The Handyguys will be taking this week off to spend time with our families but we wanted to get a post up to let everyone know whats coming up. Our contest – There is still time to enter our contest to win a great toolkit. We will pick and announce the winner on December 3rd. […]

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