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Selecting Pneumatic Nailers

Nailer Compressor Combo Kit

In this show The Handyguys discuss selecting pneumatic nailers also known as nail guns. Nail Gun Choices Below is a listing of different nail guns from small to large to specialty, this list will help you in Selecting Pneumatic Nailers. Pin Nailers 23 gauge pin nailers are the smallest of the lot. They are used when […]

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Announcing Handyguys 2012/13 Season with Home Improvement Videos

The Handyguys in their new studio

Moving to Home Improvement Videos and Youtube Then Handyguys Podcast is now moving primarily to a video format. To get all of our latest content and to see our home improvement videos, please subscribe to our youtube channel.  We will begin uploading new content in the next week or so and have already filmed 5 new […]

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Where have The Handyguys been?

Handyguys Video

Handyguy Videos Over the past year the Handyguys have been busy making videos for Frost King . You can find all of those videos on their site where all of them are listed.  One video Handyguy Paul really likes is posted below. In the video, Handyguy Brian is working hard to get a new threshold installed on a home […]

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How to install a custom closet shelf system

Closet System

In this video podcast Handyguy Paul tackles building a custom closet shelf system. This system is from easyclosets.com and it worked out great in this walk-in closet. What does Paul’s wife think about the custom closet? Read her thoughts and watch HER video on her blog, Musings of a Housewife. Make sure you subscribe, there will be […]

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Drought Lawn Care

Dormant Grass

http://media.blubrry.com/handyguyspodcast/p/www.handyguyspodcast.com/wp-content/media/handyguys-episode-162.mp3Over 70% of the country has been classified as abnormally dry, or worse. What about the oasis in your own backyard? Lawn Care Do’s and Don’ts During a Drought DON’T Water your lawn at night. Grass left wet overnight, or for long periods of time, can encourage fungal diseases that cause discoloration. Water in the early morning so your […]

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Building an Azek Cellular PVC Deck

Cellular PVC Deck Design Considerations

http://media.blubrry.com/handyguyspodcast/p/www.handyguyspodcast.com/wp-content/media/handyguys-episode-161.mp3In this audio podcast The Handyguys discuss Building an Azek Cellular PVC Deck. The Handyguys discuss when to DIY and when not to DIY, design considerations, choosing a contractor and materials selection. To DIY or not to DIY a Cellular PVC Deck Handyguy Paul decided not to DIY this Cellular PVC Deck. Listen to the podcast […]

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When to prime before painting

Prime This

http://media.blubrry.com/handyguyspodcast/p/www.handyguyspodcast.com/wp-content/media/handyguys-episode-160.mp3A Primer on When to Prime Much of the cost of a paint job actually comes from the labor, that is why it is important to know when to prime. When having a repainting job done, it involves scraping the old paint, priming – spot priming or priming the entire surface – and then painting. […]

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Energy Efficient Air Conditioning

Energy Efficient Air Conditioning

http://media.blubrry.com/handyguyspodcast/p/www.handyguyspodcast.com/wp-content/media/handyguys-episode-159.mp3Handyguys Brian and Paul bring in HVAC (Heating/Ventilation/Air Conditioning) expert and the co-owner of Interstate Air Conditioning and Heating, Raymond Kishk, to talk about energy efficient air conditioning systems. This information will help you choose an energy efficient air conditioning system and keep your current unit running efficiently. Invest in Energy Efficient Air Conditioning with Higher […]

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Chainsaw Safety

Chainsaw Safety

http://media.blubrry.com/handyguyspodcast/p/www.handyguyspodcast.com/wp-content/media/handyguys-episode-158.mp3The Handyguys discuss chainsaw safety in this audio podcast. If you rent, borrow or buy a chainsaw you will still need to be aware of proper chainsaw safety. In the summer many areas are effected by thunderstorms, in the late summer and fall some contend with hurricanes, others tornadoes and may need to put a chainsaw to use for cleanup […]

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Planting Grass Seed, Strategies for Success

Perfect Lawn

http://media.blubrry.com/handyguyspodcast/p/www.handyguyspodcast.com/wp-content/media/handyguys-episode-157.mp3While planting and growing grass is not difficult–I once heard that it could be planted on concrete–there are strategies for successfully planting grass seed to ensure the most success. Listen to this audio podcast to hear the discussion about all these topics. When planting grass, you have several decisions to make: When is the best time […]

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Preventing wood rot on door jambs and deck posts

Jamb just prior to wood rot

http://media.blubrry.com/handyguyspodcast/p/www.handyguyspodcast.com/wp-content/media/handyguys-episode-156.mp3On this episode, Handyguy Paul brings two topics to the podcast pertaining preventing wood rot and to wood and ground contact. Preventing Wood Rot on Door Jambs Paul asks Handyguy Brian about the best way to deal with rotting door jambs and in particular the garage door jambs.  Brian discusses this problem in general as it relates to any […]

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GE Side by Side Refrigerator Water and Ice Dispenser Problem

GE Refrigerator ice-maker repair video

When I joined forces with Brian to create the Handyguys Podcast I had no idea that so many subjects for future posts existed in my kitchen. The newest is a water and ice dispenser problem with my GE side by side.  My dishwasher problems (and fixes!) keep this site busy. My GE side-by-side refrigerator is now in a competition with […]

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Mailbox post choices

spindigger mailbox post

http://media.blubrry.com/handyguyspodcast/p/www.handyguyspodcast.com/wp-content/media/handyguys-episode-155.mp3The Handyguys, Paul and Brian, discuss your mailbox post options in this podcast. Before you dig a hole in your lawn, or get a chinook helicopter to remove your old post (as Handyguy Paul playfully suggests), it’s best to know what choices you have when it comes to choosing a Mailbox Posts. Basically, you want […]

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Mower maintenance and tips for a better lawn

Mower maintenance includes blade sharpening

http://media.blubrry.com/handyguyspodcast/p/www.handyguyspodcast.com/wp-content/media/handyguys-episode-154.mp3The Handyguys interview Mike Ballou,  product Manager for John Deere, and discuss Mower maintenance and the best way to care for your lawn. Mower maintenance Proper mower maintenance is critical for having a healthy green  lawn.  Do not begin this new mowing season without changing the oil, sharpening your blades, lubing the joints and checking […]

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Generator Transfer Switches Interlock Devices

Generac Automatic Generator Transfer Switch

http://media.blubrry.com/handyguyspodcast/p/www.handyguyspodcast.com/wp-content/media/handyguys-episode-153.mp3The Handyguys continued a discussion from an earlier episode on generators. Paul wanted to followup with the methods for connecting a generator to your electrical system. Generator Transfer Switches and manual generator interlock devices are discussed on the show. Generator Transfer Switches Manual transfer switches Manual generator transfer switches are best suited for use with portable generators. […]

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Renting a Lawn Aerator and avoiding weeds

aerators

http://media.blubrry.com/handyguyspodcast/p/www.handyguyspodcast.com/wp-content/media/quicktip_episode_1.mp3Okay – here is a quick tip, not a full show. Lawn Aerating Fall and Spring are a great time to aerate your lawn. An aerator will break up hard compacted soil and allow water and nutrients to better reach the roots of your grass. We all know that, that’s not the quick tip. The […]

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GE Refrigerator Not Cooling Troubleshooting and Repair

GE Refrigerator Not Cooling Troubleshooting and Repair

http://media.blubrry.com/handyguyspodcast/p/www.handyguyspodcast.com/wp-content/media/handyguys-episode-152.mp3The Handyguys discuss modern refrigerator troubleshooting. Many of these tips apply regardless of who makes your refrigerator. Paul’s GE side by side refrigerator is not cooling correctly (model gss25tsre.ss). In this audio podcast The Handyguys discuss how to track down the issues. Some common problems with modern refrigerators include: Ice maker does not work Water […]

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Replacing water tank and lines on GE side by side refrigerator

Replacing water tank and lines on GE side by side refrigerator

In this video episode of The Handyguys Podcast Handyguy Paul replaces the water tank on his GE Side By Side refrigerator. His tank was leaking so he found the part and replaced it. This repair will be similar for many different makes and models of refrigerators.

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Selecting a Portable Generator

Generators at True Value

http://media.blubrry.com/handyguyspodcast/p/www.handyguyspodcast.com/wp-content/media/handyguys-episode-151.mp3Portable Generator Selection Checklist The Handyguys do not own generators but with all the power outages in the news they are certainly thinking about adding this “power tool” to their arsenal. Portable generators are easy to pick up at your local True Value store and you can be up and running quickly with some limitations. […]

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Lightbulb bans, government intervention and personal choice

Edison base Incandescent

http://media.blubrry.com/handyguyspodcast/p/www.handyguyspodcast.com/wp-content/media/handyguys-episode-150.mp3The Handyguys discuss the government involvement in banning traditional light bulbs. Yup – The government has ‘outlawed’ the tried and true light bulb. Even after this podcast was recorded some representatives in congress have attempted to delay the enforcement of the ban. Despite their efforts it seems the ‘ban’ will be move forward. Its not […]

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Last Minute Christmas List ideas

Christmas Montage

http://media.blubrry.com/handyguyspodcast/p/www.handyguyspodcast.com/wp-content/media/handyguys-episode-149.mp3The Handyguys did a bit of virtual perusing of the isles of our local True Value. Each of us made a Christmas shopping list and then compared our choices in this entertaining podcast.  We selected some excellent practical gift ideas for the handyguy, handygirl or anyone else. You must listen to the full podcast for […]

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LED Christmas Lights for Energy Savings

Colored LED Christmas Lights

http://media.blubrry.com/handyguyspodcast/p/www.handyguyspodcast.com/wp-content/media/handyguys-episode-148.mp3Can you save some money using LED Christmas Lights? The Handyguys discuss LED, mini-incandescent and C9 and C7 Christmas lights. LED Energy Savings This podcast was inspired by an article Handyguy Brian read on the Fox News Website entitled Good Return on Investment: LED Holiday Lights. Are they really a good investment? Perhaps, perhaps not! […]

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Does a 5 minute fan take 5 minutes to install?

Hunter 5 minute fan

Does a 5 minute fan take 5 minutes to install? The Handyguys find out. Watch this video to see if Handyguy Brian can beat the clock while installing a Hunter 5 minute fan. We picked up the ceiling fan and everything needed to install it at our local True Value. We were one of the […]

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Hardscaping Options – Concrete, pavers or stamped concrete

Stamped Concrete

http://media.blubrry.com/handyguyspodcast/p/www.handyguyspodcast.com/wp-content/media/handyguys-episode-147.mp3Hardscaping options The Handyguys discuss some hardscaping options under consideration for Brian’s fathers house – concrete, stamped concrete and pavers. Concrete Ideas and Tips Plain old concrete is the cheapest and fastest option for a front stoop. A small stoop can be done in a day with the following day to remove forms and clean […]

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Handyguys Visit Spooky Abandoned Phoenixville Tunnel

In the lost tunnel

The Spooky Abandoned Railroad Tunnel The Handyguys took a day off to discover a long lost Railroad tunnel, the Phoenixville Tunnel. The big reason that few people have found the tunnel is due to the rough terrain. Brian and Paul fight through the thickets and make it to the tunnel. We had a lot of fun […]

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Stink Bug Prevention, Control, Removal and Elimination

Stink Bugs

http://media.blubrry.com/handyguyspodcast/p/www.handyguyspodcast.com/wp-content/media/handyguys-episode-146.mp3Stink Bugs! Perhaps we wouldn’t hate them sooooo much if they had a better name. Perhaps if Stink Bugs were called Smiley Bugs, Fun Bugs, Sweet Bugs or something else it would make them a bit more likeable. Unfortunately, Stink Bugs are a real issue. Stink bugs come into our houses when the weather cools […]

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