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Electric Drills: Corded or Cordless?

Battery Powered Drill

http://youtu.be/UhbrqKlqTak 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 […]

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What Size Generator Do I Need?

Whole House Generator

http://youtu.be/tRs9gqeVKRY 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 […]

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Bolt Cutters and Their Uses

Example of a Bolt Cutter

http://youtu.be/tqV_sg6a3Lg 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 […]

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How to Mount Tablo DVR to Wall Panel

Tablo DVR

http://youtu.be/M7Dk9okAqoE In this video, the Handyguys review how Handyguy Paul mounted his Tablo DVR and hard drive to his simple low voltage structured cabling system using plywood mounted onto concrete foundation wall. This is a great solution for the cord cutters out there. The Tablo is a very simple over the air (OTA) DVR recording system […]

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LED Shop Lights vs. Fluorescent Shop Lights

Lights of America LED Shop Lights

http://youtu.be/IXSK4LUL3z0 In this video, Handyguys Brian and Paul talk about the benefits of using LED Shop Lights over fluorescent lighting. While these lights may be more expensive than the fluorescent lighting, they are better quality and worth every cent. All of the products in this video are available through Amazon and the affiliate stores. LED […]

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Honda vs Generac Inverter Quiet Generator

Generac Inverter Generator

http://youtu.be/ZY_WMzS9NUU In this video, Handyguys Brian and Paul compare the Honda inverter generator and the Generac inverter generator. These two brands are reputable and make a great quiet generator. However, the two brands also have small differences that the Handyguys expand on. An inverter generator is a lighter weight and quiet generator. They typically have 2000 start-up […]

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How to Order Emerson’s Custom Ceiling Fan

Emerson Ceiling Fan. Custom ceiling fan.

  http://youtu.be/E1fPLMKygf0 In this video, The Handyguys explore the custom ceiling fan function that Emerson provides on their website. The Handyguys take us through the process of choosing and ordering a ceiling fan from Emerson, and speak highly of the quality and service received from the manufacturer. One must go to EmersonFan.com and choose the “Design […]

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Generator selection thoughts by The Handyguys

Inverter Generator

In this video the Handyguys discuss generator differences and focus on  inverter generators. https://youtu.be/MyBJCjhF0Go If you only need to power a refrigerator for a brief power outage then a portable generator may be your best bet. if you need your entire house to be powered during an outage then you will want a whole house generator. Portable generators […]

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Choosing a Cordless Tool System with Radio

Bosch Radio

http://youtu.be/Eaf0AwKnEd8 In this video, Handyguys Brian and Paul discuss which radio is best if you are looking to invest in a cordless tool system. Buying a cordless tool system is a big investment, so making sure that all the features are compatible with what you want is crucial. Handyguy Brian contends that the radio of […]

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Ceiling Fan Selection

How To Select a Ceiling Fan

http://youtu.be/N6iGjstAuKw The Handyguys take a look at selecting a ceiling fan and review typical parts of any fan. It is helpful to understand all the parts to a fan before you make your purchase. There are various controllers, down rods, motors and blades to consider in addition to the light kits that you can attach. […]

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Curb Appeal Tips Video

Curb appeal tips video

In this Handyguys video, Brian and Paul discuss a few tips for improving the curb appeal of your home. If you are selling your home, these tips are essential to make your home seem more inviting and appealing. Also, if you just want things to look these tips can be very helpful. https://youtu.be/sZ2Mr-bEXuI Considerations for Curb Appeal […]

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Tablo DVR Front End Devices

Tablo DVR

http://youtu.be/sW6L854O2Gg Front End Devices Compatible with Tablo DVR In this episode, Handyguys Brian and Paul compare 3 different front end devices that are compatible with the Tablo DVR system. Tablo DVR is compatible with laptop, phone, and TV boxes. These are great options for the cord cutters out there who use over the air (OTA) […]

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Deck Boards for the Do-It-You-Selfer

groove on groove deck board

http://youtu.be/ZtO2DL0BoD8 In this video, Handyguy Brian talks with Ray from Decks R Us about the best decks boards for do-it-yourselfers. For those people who want to install a deck by themselves, there are a multitude of deck boards that are accommodating to any DIY skill level. Groove on Groove Decking Ray suggests deck boards with […]

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Lawn Mower Selection (Video)

mowers

https://youtu.be/gKhhozbnbBc Lawn Mower Selection: Push Mower vs. Ride Mower Mowing is a task for anyone who has a lawn. You have bought a home with a lawn. Should you get a push mower or a ride mower? In this video, Handyguys Brian and Paul discuss lawn mower selection. Considerations for Lawn Mower Selection The biggest […]

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PVC and Vinyl Deck Cleaning (Video)

Deck Cleaners

http://youtu.be/iu7ZgIuGwkk Deck Cleaning Solutions for a PVC or Vinyl Deck In this video, Handyguy Paul talks with Ray from Decks R Us about how to clean PVC and vinyl deck products. Tough stains from pollen, dirt, or animals can be a pain to get out from a deck. With the right tools, home owners can […]

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The Latest Material for Decks (Video)

Clay Colored Composite Deck

http://youtu.be/6P1PRaS4PyI Cellular PVC vs. Composite Decks In this video, Handyguy Brian talks about the latest trends in decks with Ray from Decks R Us. Finding the right decking material and knowing the difference between various trends is important for all homeowners with decks. Handyguy Brian and Ray begin by talking about Cellular PVC (CPVC) and vinyl […]

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Antenna: Leaf vs Large Aerial Antenna (Video)

Mohu Leaf Antenna

http://youtu.be/ELfBYC5hCe8 Antennas for Cord Cutter: Leaf vs. Aerial In their last video, Handyguys Brian and Paul talked about how to get free over-the-air TV with the TabloTV DVR system. In this video, the Handyguys talk more about cord cutting in terms of the advantages and disadvantages between a Mohu Leaf and an aerial antenna. Handyguy Paul […]

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Tablo DVR for Cord Cutters (Video)

Tablo TV

http://youtu.be/hox6rbLaJVY Tablo DVR for Cord Cutters As the world moves into the digital age, cord cutting and digital TV are becoming far more popular. In a previous post, Handyguys Brian and Paul talked about cord cutters and over-the-air cable TV. However, the Handyguys did not discuss the DVR component. There are many ways where one […]

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Dog Fence Wire and the Driveway (Video)

Underground Dog Fence

http://youtu.be/NKy6ssjYiic Getting an Underground Dog Fence Wire Around the Driveway In this post, Handyguy Paul gives tips on how to install an underground dog fence easily. Some people have issues getting the fence through or around the driveway. So, in this video, Handyguy Paul walks through all the steps. The first technique when installing an underground […]

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The Importance of a Good Tire Gauge! (Video)

Jaco Elite Pro Tire Gauge is easy and convenient to use.

http://youtu.be/1V-fX_EwY7M A Good Quality Tire Gauge A cheap tire gauge can be very cost efficient but can get sticky or lose accuracy over time. Checking tire pressure is necessary on lawnmowers, cars, and even bikes. Therefore, it’s better to invest in a good quality tool for the every tire pressure need. Handyguys Brian and Paul suggest […]

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Pliers: Klein Tools (Video)

Klein All-Purpose J2078CR Plier

http://youtu.be/68Mgyz0YWfQ Klein Tools J2078CR All-Purpose Pliers In this post, the Handyguys explain the benefits of using Klein Tools J2078CR All-Purpose Pliers with Crimpers. Handyguy Brian starts off by comparing how far electrician pliers have come since the 1950s. New pliers these days can be geared towards the next generation of professional electricians as well as amateur […]

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What Pneumatic Nailers To Use? (Video)

Flooring Nailer

http://youtu.be/ejOPhBXt95U In this video post, the Handyguys explain the differences between various pneumatic nailers and also when is best to use each one. Handyguys Brian and Paul additionally give tips on everyday house projects using a different pneumatic nailers for each.   Framing Nailer The Handyguys recommend that a framing nailer is best for finishing […]

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Getting The Right Snow Blower (Video)

Getting the Right Snow Blower

The Homeowners’ Snow Blower In this video, Handyguys Brian and Paul look at the benefits and issues with different types of snow blowers. Every winter, homeowners in colder areas have to deal with the issues of snowy driveways and walkways. The Handyguys break down the different types and benefits from each snow blower that a […]

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Water Heater Replacement (Video)

When to replace your water heater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sD3h5j0o6BI When to Replace a Water Heater Water heaters are an energy intensive appliance. They are the second largest energy user in the home, and as they age they become less efficient, requiring even more energy. The Handyguys estimate the average water heater needs to be replaced every 10 to 12 years. However, just because your […]

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Best First Toolbox Combination (Video)

toolbox

Yeah, many people have done a first toolbox post. The Handyguys are building a premium first toolbox. This first toolbox will include the top of the line tool for each category. Yeah, perhaps other brands or models could fit the bill but these are what The Handyguys used. You may have different choices. What did […]

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The Reliability of LED Bulbs (Video)

Are LED Bulbs Reliable? Blinking LED on Dimmers.

http://youtu.be/ydXkDTmVNEw Blinking LED Bulbs In this post, the Handyguys talk about the differences in light bulbs, specifically LED bulbs. The Handyguys start off this video explaining that compact fluorescents are not the way to go when searching for the right light bulb. Compact fluorescents take a long time to warm up and typically have trouble […]

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