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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)

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)

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)

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)

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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How to Repair an Underground Dog Fence

Fence Repair Kit

We talked about installing your own underground dog fence in the past but now we provide an overview of how to repair your underground fence when the wire gets cut (and it will eventually!). The wire provided in most DIY underground dog fences is not very strong so it is not difficult for you to develop […]

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Annual IPE deck Maintenance

Apply oil to Ipe Deck for annual ipe deck maintenance

http://youtu.be/V4uaRqlA3So We explain how to maintain an IPE deck so that it keeps its rich color. We have discussed IPE deck maintenance before but wanted to provide an update on Brian’s 4 year old Deck. Annual Ipe deck maintenance is a two step process – Clean and then Oil Step 1 – Cleaning your Ipe […]

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Frost Free Exterior Faucet Repair

http://youtu.be/SlvE0QeRots The Handyguys discuss the repair of the newer frost free style of exterior faucet / hosebib / sillcock. A great Spring project! 1) Identify the make model Does your Exterior Faucet need a Repair? You will need to get an Exterior Faucet Repair kit for the specific brand and style faucet you have. Look for […]

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What Blade To Use With Reciprocating Saw / Sawzall

http://youtu.be/Kqa3wnQ1ftQ Brian explains that there is only one blade that you need for demolition. Watch the show to learn about demolition blades for reciprocating saws. Demolition blades for reciprocating saws A reciprocating saw is not a tool for fine detail work. Its used for quick cuts and for demolition. Usually demolition. Don’t use it for fine […]

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How To Install Dog Door on Exterior Door

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CfEFlEbmkA&list=PLxNoX3iH3CrSsPHi0l1IQpAyo5gvb1ZQE&index=1 Handyguy Brian installs a Dog Door on his exterior door on the back of his house. This is a fairly easy install but it always makes you nervous cutting into an external door. Brian installed a Hale pet door. They are in limited supply at Amazon but there are many other options. You can get […]

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Cleaning Rusty Tools (Video)

Restore Rusty Tools

http://youtu.be/P-2WdV9Xpu4 Cleaning Rusty Tools The Handyguys clean up some old tools to get them working again. Remove rust, grime and dirt from some old hand tools. Handyguys Brian suggests some WD-40 for cutters and try squares that are unable to open with ease anymore due to rust. The WD-40 can help with the mobility factor, but you […]

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House Preparation for Vacations (Video)

vacation prep

http://youtu.be/_Ca6h061CdA Vacation House Preparation In this post, Handyguys Brian and Paul provide cheap methods for protection you property from criminals and destruction while you are away on vacation. Neighbors Handyguy Paul suggest first and foremost that you become friends with your neighbors over the course of the year. When you go on vacation this relationship […]

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Outdoor Water Valve Repair (Video)

Outdoor Water Valve

http://youtu.be/vmlLb0-Rhsc Outdoor Water Valve Care In this video, Handyguys Brian and Paul explain how to fix an outdoor water valve. Outdoor water valves can typically last for a very long time if they have the proper care. However, the typical valve experiences 2 common problems: dripping and leaking. The Handyguys look at both of these […]

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The best air compressor for your nailers

best air compressor

What is the best air compressor for your nailers? There is a lot of jargon, CFM, gallons, PSI. We cut through the crap and picked what The Handyguys feel is the best air compressor for an average handyguy or gal. http://youtu.be/cduxnRS6pk8?list=UUtp4_sH0vDHVCgNu5CBYEVg Best Air Compressor The Makita MAC700 is lightweight, quiet and will handle most nailing jobs […]

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Woodman’s Pal Tool Introduction

http://youtu.be/zEwMjoPJCnE The Handyguys demonstrate a not-so-common tool for the handyguy, the Woodman’s Pal. With the Christmas season upon us, it might make a great stocking stuffer! What could you use one of these for? This tool has many functions. The Woodman’s Pal is also a great decoration for your house, office, or business. Functions The […]

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Headlight Lens Restoration

Headlight Lens Restoration

Over time the headlights on your car or Handyguy Hauler may not shine at full brightness. The lenses may need restoration. In this video, the Handyguys produced a video comparing a commercial product for headlight lens restoration. The Handyguys then compare this to a home remedy. Commercial Headlight Lens Restoration There are many product that […]

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Security Lighting Options

Security lighting is an inexpensive way to upgrade your homes safety. In this video, The Handyguys discuss how a homeowner should go about choosing security lighting. http://youtu.be/751zl56dFnM?list=UUtp4_sH0vDHVCgNu5CBYEVg The key to home security lighting is that it has motion sensing abilities AND dusk to dawn. You don’t want your lighting coming on during the day. There is […]

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Home Network Wiring Organization

In today’s modern house we often have many different bits of low voltage network or video cables. Getting them organized makes for easy troubleshooting and allows for changes and easy upgrades. In this video, Handyguys Brian and Paul explain to the typical homeowner how they can easily organize their home network wiring. http://youtu.be/wdmp3Habj5U?list=UUtp4_sH0vDHVCgNu5CBYEVg One key […]

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Lawn Mower Tire Repair For At-Home DIY-ers

The tire on your wheelbarrow, lawn tractor, snow blower or other piece of equipment goes flat. How do you repair a lawn mower tire? If its not obviously punctured, and if you can get air into it, you may be able to get back to work quickly. Repair a Flat Tire video http://youtu.be/es2qBA-J6KY?list=UUtp4_sH0vDHVCgNu5CBYEVg Repair a Flat Tire […]

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How to Operate a Drill

Operate a drill

I know it seems like a basic thing but we have been asked how to use all the settings on a basic power drill. Check out what the Handyguys have to say about how to operate a drill. Speed, torque, clutch and gears are discussed. http://youtu.be/y1dUfF1DAkU?list=UUtp4_sH0vDHVCgNu5CBYEVg Drill Speed Generally, the larger the bit the slower […]

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Electric Dog Fence Collar Options

The Handyguys received several questions about dog fence collar options in response to our video on installing an invisible electric dog fence. The collar is certainly the most important aspect of the project and will drive the selection of the DIY kit you choose. Watch the video as The Handyguys discuss a few choices. Other options are […]

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Snow Blower Storage For Summer

The key thing with snow blower storage has to do with the fuel. Almost all fuel now contains ethanol and ethanol is a killer on small engines. In this video, Handyguys Brian and Paul provide steps for storage of your snow blower. Follow these and you will be good to go next winter. http://youtu.be/2XQ1x5w4Ck0 Option […]

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