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Freestanding Ipe deck features and best practices

Use of Ipe plugs for concealed fasteners on your Ipe deck

In this video episode of The Handyguys Podcast we showcase some of the features of a freestanding Ipe deck such as lighting, hidden fasteners, Ipe plugs and aluminum balusters. Some of the things show in this video are Ipe Deck completed construction Use of beam and joist flashing Use of low voltage lighting with concealed […]

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Accessorizing a lawn tractor video – Aeration, hauling, bagging and more

John Deere tractor accessories, aerator

In this video episode of The Handyguys Podcast we show you some aeration, hauling, bagging and other attachments that can add significant value and utility to your lawn tractor. We put some John Deere attachments & accessories through a workout in this video: Aerator The key thing in using this aerator is to have weight […]

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Tractor and Mower Maintenance Video – Oil, Fuel, Air, Grease and Spark

Deere Oil Change

In this video episode of The Handyguys we discuss some common tractor and mower maintenance for your John Deere. We discuss changing oil, checking air filters, the location of spark plugs, grease points and fuel filters. John Deere sells a Home maintenance kit specifically for your tractor. It contains most of the items you will […]

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John Deere LA115 Lawn Tractor Controls Overview Video

John Deere Controls

In this video we give or viewers a brief overview of the controls of the LA115 lawn tractor from John Deere. Controls Overview This video is a follow-up to our audio show Episode #118 – Controls, Maintenance and Cutting Techniques of a John Deere LA115 Lawn Tractor. Many of the controls are identical to other […]

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Making a Sandwich

Making a Sandwich

Making a Sandwich? Handyguy Paul decided to play a trick on Brian and demonstrate how a true handyguy prepares his lunch!

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Using a Pneumatic Nailer for Target Practice

nail gun target

In this video The Handyguys demonstrate the potential dangers of a nail gun’s power by taking it to a gun range and shooting a target at about 25 yards. Please do not try this at home, or anywhere, ever. It took a bit of practice, some fenagling with the right combination of nail guns, pressure […]

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How To Cut Metal, CFL Safety And Water Saving Flush Valves

CFL Bulbs

The Handygys discuss three topics on this audio podcast – what tools are used to cut metal, are CFLs safe in kids rooms and are water saving flush valves a good investment. Cutting metal From time to time homeowners need to cut metal. What do you use to cut metal? Paul grills Brian on what […]

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Choosing a Sawzall Reciprocating Saw

Sawzall

The Handyguys look at some subtle differences between two models of Sawzalls and discuss when you would want each. Choosing a Sawzall Milwaukee Tools sent The Handyguys a press release describing two new Sawzalls. At first glance the specifications seemed the same. 6509-31 SAWZALL® Recip Saw 6519-31 SAWZALL® Recip Saw 3/4” Stroke Length 12 Amp […]

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Installing a sconce in 7 easy steps

Installing a sconce from Rejuvenation.com

In this video The Handyguys discuss installing a wall sconce to add ambiance lighting, that wont glare on the screen, to a basement home theater. Glare is the issue, planning is the answer When you are considering lighting for your home, whether it be for a home theater, television viewing area, home office, kitchen or […]

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How to sharpen a mower blade video

Sharpening your mower blade

In this video The Handyguys show you how to sharpen and balance a mower blade. Three different sharpening techniques are shown. Sharpening Three different sharpening techniques are shown Using a file Using a sander Using a grinder We didn’t discuss using things like a dremel attachment or purpose built tools for sharpening. Blade Balancing When you sharpen […]

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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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Whirlpool Refrigerator Repair

circuit board

The Handyguys discuss doing a Whirlpool Refrigerator Repair on a Whirpool Gold refrigerator. The issue was the unit would not run when the light bulb was installed. Many people have reported various issues such as: Display on the control panel stops working Lights not working (even with new bulbs) Electrical noise or buzzing sound from behind Flickering […]

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Video – Toilet Repair – Fill Valve Replacement

Video – Toilet Repair – Fill Valve Replacement

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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Fixing a Kenmore Elite Dishwasher that is not Cleaning Dishes

Dishwasher

Handyguy Paul’s Dishwasher not cleaning  – He takes apart his Dishwasher to clean out the basin. http://youtu.be/iRCCrEwrst8 The Handyguys planned to tackle two issues in this episode. They began with Paul’s dishwasher not cleaning problems and hoped to talk about the Handyguy’s electrical toolkit. However, the dishwasher took up the entire episode and the electrical toolkit discussion […]

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ZTR vs Tractor

tractor vs ZTR

The Handyguys are taking this week off from our regular podcast to do some independence day celebrating. I hope our non-US fans will understand. So, instead of a podcast The Handyguys decided to play with some new video equipment. http://youtu.be/z4nH_7DZjYk The Handyguys try out a ZTR and a Lawn Tractor style mower to determine the […]

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Snow Blower Comparisons

wendys

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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Deck Woods And Deck Refinishing

Deck Woods And Deck Refinishing

  The Handyguys discuss decking materials and refinishing your deck. The weather is starting to get warmer and many of us are thinking about getting outside again to use our decks. If you have a deck, it is time to think about cleaning and refinishing your deck for the summer season. If you don’t have […]

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