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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

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 deck […]

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Frost Free Exterior Faucet Repair

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 the […]

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What Blade To Use With Reciprocating Saw / Sawzall

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 carpentry. […]

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How To Install Dog Door on Exterior Door

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 Pet […]

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Cleaning Rusty Tools (Video)

Restore Rusty Tools

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 may […]

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House Preparation for Vacations (Video)

vacation prep

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 will […]

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Outdoor Water Valve Repair (Video)

Outdoor Water Valve

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 problems […]

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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. Best Air Compressor The Makita MAC700 is lightweight, quiet and will handle most nailing jobs an […]

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Woodman’s Pal Tool Introduction

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 Woodman’s […]

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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. 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 also […]

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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. One key thing […]

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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 Repair a Flat Tire tools […]

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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. Drill Speed Generally, the larger the bit the slower you […]

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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. Option 1 […]

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Gas Can Replacement Spout

gas can replacement spout

The Handyguys found a gas can replacement spout that actually works! Most gas cans come with terrible spouts. This is often because of the nanny state mandates such as C.A.R.B. (California Air Resources Board). The idea is we improve air quality by having a spout on your gas can that automatically closes. The government doesn’t think […]

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How to Remove Carpet Staples video

Remove carpet staples

The Handyguys show you how to remove carpet staples the easy way in this video If you just need to remove one or two staples then really any old method will work. What if you are trying to remove hundreds or even thousands? It can take a long long time. Use the technique that Paul […]

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House Water Pressure Adjustment Video

House Water Pressure

Is your house water pressure too high or too low? It may be simple to adjust it. Watch this video by Handyguy Paul on how to adjust your house water pressure. When your house water pressure is too high it can cause issues with water heater expansion tanks, appliances, toilets and faucets. Water pressure that […]

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Pet Doors Install Video

pet doors install video

Pet doors are easy to install, watch this video to see how to do it. In this video the Handyguys install a pet door into a hollow core door. You determine the location, cut the hole and install the door. Yes, it’s that simple, even our camera guy Phil could do it! Phil is actually […]

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Tape measure selection and calibration video

tape measure

In this Handyguys video we discuss tape measure selection and calibration Tape Measure Selection You have a lot of choices, big and small, long and short, wide and skinny. Wide Tape Measures Wide tapes have a great benefit. The “standout” is how far out can the tape extend before collapsing. Usually the wider the tape […]

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Watch Free TV Video

free tv

Watch free TV, yes really for FREE. If you want the absolutely best quality picture quality you can get it for free. All you need is a basic antenna. What this video to get the details. Free TV Picture Quality One of the best aspects of free tv (other than free) is the HighDef picture […]

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Gas Oven Won’t Light DIY Repair Video

gas oven won't light

Your gas oven won’t light, what do you do? In this Handyguys video we do a fairly simple repair and saved big dollars! What part do I need to fix my gas oven won’t light issue? People call this part many different things such as Hot Surface igniter Burner igniter Igniter Starter The part wasn’t expensive […]

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Duluth Trading Company Christmas Box

Duluth Trading Co and The Handyguys

Normally The Handyguys spend this time of year recommending gifts for the handy person in your life. The Handyguys love to demonstrate tools or other household products and gadgets that fit in the stocking. This year the Handyguys focus on clothing for the weekend warrior who wants to continue working on their cold weather DIY projects! Duluth Trading […]

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Deck Lighting questions answered

Deck Lighting

Deck Lighting questions answered In this video the Handyguys answer some fan questions about deck lighting. What is best, CFL, LED, Halogen, Incandescent? Does it really matter? What about low voltage? The Handyguys love their low voltage systems. Watch the video to find out what is important in deck lighting.

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