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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

Introducing the Woodman’s Pal Tool

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

Video thumbnail for youtube video How to Choose Security Lighting

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

Video thumbnail for youtube video How to Organize your Home Network Wiring

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

Video thumbnail for youtube video Repair Flat Tire riding lawn mower or Wheelbarrow

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

dogFence

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

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 […]

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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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How to clean out a Garage

MessyGarage

Below is an article from our friends at Zillow. We know all our fans expect to see video with each post so The Handyguys decided to make a video showing some before and after of our messy, then clean (sort of), garages. Check out the article below and enjoy the video. Tips for Cleaning Out […]

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What bits for Makita Impact Drivers

Makita Gold Impact Driver Bits

Disclosure: Post and giveaway sponsored by Makita, but all opinions are The Handyguys. Please see below for additional disclosure. Impact Drivers Impact Drivers are very cool tools. They are perfect for driving screws, a lot of screws. You can also use them for driving lag bolts, tightening or loosening nuts and other jobs around the […]

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What is the Best Dishwasher Detergent video

Best Dishwasher Detergent

In this video the Handyguys discuss dishwasher detergent and why dishes often don’t get clean. We have received a lot of feedback on our video about fixing a dishwasher that wont clean dishes and for many (too many) people the issue is a poor design of the dishwasher. Exacerbating the issue is the fact that most dishwasher […]

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Electric Dog Fence DIY 5 Steps Video

Installing an underground dog fence

Installing an underground electric dog fence is a great 5 step DIY project to protect your pet. 5 Steps to installing an electric dog fence Determine what kit to buy Determine the area you want to confine your pet to Install the hidden cable Install the transmitter Train the dog When selecting your electric dog […]

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Water Heater Maintenance Video

Water Heater, T&P Valve, Expansion Tank

This video outlines a key component to water heater maintenance that is often overlooked, the expansion tank. What does the expansion tank do? The expansion tank will allow expanding water (water expands when it heats) a place to go. Do you need one? You need an expansion tank if you are on a water system […]

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What is the best mouse trap?

Mouse Trap

The Handyguys review a plethora of mouse traps all purchased at our local hardware store. Whether you have mice, voles or rats, there is a trap for you. Why are there so many mouse trap choices? Everyone seems to be trying to build that proverbial better mousetrap! Mouse Trap Types There are two basic choices, to kill […]

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Deere Factory Tour Video

Deere Factory Paint Shop

The Handyguys recently had the opportunity to visit the John Deere factory in Horicon, WI. While there they learned about the company, its manufacturing, its people and its philosophy for doing business. On top of that The Handyguys also saw a bunch of great tractors being made in the USA by a skilled labor force. Watch the […]

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