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The Handyguys are interviewed by a local Ohio Newspaper. The Handyguys were interviewed by Joy Brown from the The Courier in Findlay Ohio. We recorded the interview and turned it into a podcast. Some of the topics covered in the interview: Spring repairs Gutters, repair or replacement Shingles Spring Time Home Inspection Check out the […]

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Happy Easter

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We are spending time with family and friends and enjoying our week off. We would like to take time to thank our listeners and subscribers, those that have patronized our store, and those companies that have sponsored various episodes and parts of the site. Without all of us working together this site would not be […]

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What To Do When You Leave Your House For Vacation

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The Handyguys discuss how to prepare your home when it is not in use! Brian and Paul first answer a question they received from Greg: Our home is about a year and a half old, and we have a problem with a smoke detector.  This particular detector is in the center of the downstairs area […]

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The Home Owners Instruction Manual

Gas Valve and drain valve

Knobs, switches and valves The Handyguys provide an operations manual for your home. When you buy a new piece of cool electronic gear, you get an owners manual that you can refer to when you need help.  Unfortunately, your house—the biggest purchase you may ever make—doesn’t come with a manual. The Handyguys discuss all the […]

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DIY Home Inspection

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The Handyguys provide a DIY Home Inspection checklist which you can download free of charge! Mother nature can be tough on houses so consider giving your home an annual inspection. Check your house top to bottom, outside to inside, and look for things to add to your Honey Do List. Preventative maintenance will save money […]

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Deck Material And Design Part 2

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In this episode of The Handyguys Podcast the Handyguys Brian & Paul continue their interview with Paul Mackie from The Western Red Cedar Lumber Association. This part of the interview contains discussion of: Can a handyguy build his own deck. Exotics versus cedar versus synthetics Quality of cedar in various markets Tips and considerations for […]

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Deck Material And Design Part 1

Mr. Cedar

The Handyguys discuss deck materials with Paul Mackie who represents the Western Red Cedar Lumber Association.  Whether you are interested in Cedar or not, the Handyguys have a great discussion with Mr. Cedar about lumber selection for your new deck. www.wrcla.org It is a great time of year to start planning the new deck you […]

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Soundproofing – Keeping The Noise Out

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Getting the Noise Out! The Handyguys analyze the noisy question that is a major issue in modern homes.  How do you isolate yourself from disruptive sounds originating in another part of the house?  Whether the problem is noisy children or televisions; sometimes we just need to get away from it all.  The Handyguys are no […]

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Mowers, Drills And Garbage Disposals

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The Handyguys answers some questions and then discuss Garbage Disposals First of all, please watch our videos from Episode #52 and  take our survey.  We would love some  more feedback! A garbage disposal is something most of us have but the troubleshooting  instructions are probably missing..  The Handyguys discuss ways to fix these little beasts […]

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Faucet Installation Tips

Paul installed the Grohe Arden

The Handyguys upgrade their faucet hardware and provide videos to prove it! Many weeks ago we promised to talk about faucet installation. Brian recently installed a great Price Pfister Ashfield for his powder room.  Paul installed a Grohe Arden mini set in his master bathroom. But  before we can talk about basic plumbing and installing […]

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Home Improvement Tips, Rapid Fire

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Can Brian succinctly answer 10 unrelated questions in a single episode? Listen to the podcast to find out! In this episode, Paul pulls 10 questions from our listeners and forums around the Internet.   It is Brian’s job to provide brilliant answers in the space of one episode.  Some of these questions are from the Yahoo […]

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Snow Blower Comparisons

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The Handyguys are sick of snow.  Is it time to purchase a new power tool? If you live anywhere north of the Mason Dixon Line, you are probably fed up with the snow and ice that covers our sidewalks and driveways. For the handyguy budgeting for his or her next power tool, a snow blower […]

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The Table Saw Guide

Bosch Portable Table Saw

The Handyguys suspect that a lot of handguys would love to own a table saw.  But, is this a tool that the average handyguy should own?  Brian and Paul discuss whether this tool should be included in your toolkit workshop. The issue of table saws was brought up by Bill, a regular listener I am […]

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Basement Finishing Best Practices And Common Mistakes

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The Handyguys answer a basement remodeling question and then list some basement mistakes. The basement finishing topic is popular among handy folks around the home. Many handyguys across America and the world have basements that they want to remodel to create new livable space. Basements are no longer scary, dungy places but can become vital […]

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Dangerous Tools

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The Handyguys address carpet padding removal and dangerous household tools. Happy 2009!  The Handyguys are back from hiatus and ready to address another year of handyman Handyguy topics. We have new voice-over talent, new music and a new look to the website.   We also have a clean studio (thanks Brian!) and we are ready […]

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DIY Home Movies

The Handyguys Review “Home Movies” Home movies? Yes, movies about your home. As we wind down what has been a great first year for The Handyguys Podcast we decided we would take a break from working on our Honey Do List and watch a couple of movies. Listen to the podcast for our complete review […]

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Attic Venting And Air Compressors

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The Handyguys take a listener question about attic venting then talk about air compressors and air tools First up – A question from Natalie I live in an 1957 government built home that has a lot of open areas at the bottom of the roof, but none on the top. There is an open space […]

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New Innovative Tools

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The Handyguys discuss some innovative tools and interview a tool inventor. This show features some innovative tools. You may want to consider them for Christmas gifts for the handy person on your gift giving list. First off, check out our Handyguys Stocking Stuffer List Two weeks ago we published a list of  unique stocking stuffers.  […]

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Happy Thanksgiving

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The Handyguys are taking a break from their regular podcast this week to give thanks. We are spending time with family and friends, eating plenty of turkey and generally enjoying ourselves. We would like to take time to thank our listeners and subscribers, those that have patronized our store, and those companies that have sponsored […]

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Handyguy Stocking Stuffers

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  The Handyguys Podcast discuss some unique stocking stuffer gift ideas for this Christmas season. So you want to purchase some nice gifts for the handyguy in your life but you don’t want to break the bank.  You could go to your local big box store and pick up some screw drivers or duct tape, […]

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Home Safety

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The Handyguys Discuss DIY Home Safety Tips Much of the safety information discussed here is courtesy of www.homesafetycouncil.org. The Handyguys use this as the basis for discussion. Listen to the podcast for our thoughts on these safety items. This show was made possible by the support of Handi-Ramp, manufacturers of the unique, dimpled aluminum Non-Skid […]

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Monitoring Your Power Consumption

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A review of the Powercost MonitorTM A couple months ago, the Handyguys heard about a device that can tell you your current home power consumption and hourly cost for electricity.   The device is the Power Cost Monitor from Blue Line Innovations.   We contacted the company and got some units to try out.   Here […]

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Mighty Putty Best Practices

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The Handyguys discuss how to use Mighty Putty, answer a listener question and talk about Honey Do Lists. Thanks to Mighty Putty for sponsoring this episode. We have all seen Mighty Putty advertise on TV and all around the web. The Handyguys discuss how to properly use Mighty Putty to make sure your repair is […]

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Chainsaw Tips And Toilet Tips

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The Handyguys answer a question about chainsaws and toilets! Brian and Paul receive lots of good questions.   When we received a question from Suzanne about her toilet not flushing properly, we thought it would be an easy solution. However, upon studying the issue more closely, we realized that she had a non-standard toilet. Here […]

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Can You Save 50% In Your Energy Bill With A Space Heater?

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Can you save 50% with a space heater? The Handyguys discuss this and also discuss a listener question. Question: Jennifer had some questions about a door that wasn’t hanging straight. Her issue was that the screws were pulling out of the jamb. This is usually an easy fix. Unfortunately for Jennifer it wasn’t, as her […]

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Energy Audits

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The Handyguys answer a listener question about PEX and then discuss home energy audits If you like our show please consider visiting for us in the Bloggers Choice Award, podcast category. The link is on the right hand side of our home page. The Handyguys answer a question from Tim: “Hi guys, I appreciate what […]

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