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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. http://youtu.be/Lf_vPxLZlpo

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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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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. http://youtu.be/FtO8FyezBJk 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 […]

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Which sander is right for you?

Bosch Random Orbital Sander

Which sander should you buy? Its better to ask which sander is right for the job you are doing. In this episode The Handyguys discuss which sander is right for the job, the pros and cons of different types of sanders. http://youtu.be/Bt5M8EMmXvo When deciding which sander to buy you need to identify what project you need it […]

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Hammer Drills: When to use them and why?

Rotary Hammer Drill

A Hammer drill, when equipped with a masonry bit, are designed for drilling into stone, concrete, brick or mortar. When a hammer drill operates it rotates like a normal drill as well as has a forward, hammering, type action. Watch or Listen to The Handyguys discuss when and why to use them. http://youtu.be/aDeRYwVXn4w Types of hammer drills You can buy […]

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Installing a faucet and water filter

Pfister faucet install

Installing a faucet and water filter doesn’t need to be hard, in this new video from The Handyguys we show you the basic steps to installing a faucet and water filter. http://youtu.be/EWj0K9RgMIc Installing a new kitchen Faucet In this video The Handyguys install the new Pfister Pasadena Kitchen faucet featuring: Install Tool included two-function spray-head integrated flexible […]

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Wired Networking

PunchDownBlock

http://youtu.be/Oq2KaRKaFMk Wired networking has been around a long time and has progressed through many topologies and technologies. The Handyguys discuss the advantages of wired networking, when to use wired networking and what the pieces of a complete solution look like. Components of a wired networking solution Hub or switch The hub or switch is the central component […]

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Announcing Handyguys 2012/13 Season with Home Improvement Videos

The Handyguys in their new studio

http://youtu.be/-aO_vZH20BY 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 […]

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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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Preventing and repairing thatch and those purple triangle thingys in trees

Emerald Ash Borer Trap

In this audio episode The Handyguys discuss thatch in your lawn as well as discuss those purple kite looking things that are showing up in trees around many states in the Midwest and Northeast. Thatch The Handyguys discuss thatch in your lawn and dispel many myths regarding thatch. What causes it and what doesn’t cause […]

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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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Building A Shed And Led Light Bulb Opinions

Different colored sheds

We address a question about shed materials and foundations as well as briefly discuss LED light bulbs. Sheds The Handyguys received a call from Rick from Sawdust Chronicles and The Splintered Board podcasts.  He asked What materials are good for shed siding? Do I need a concrete slab for my shed? Great questions Rick. Materials […]

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Exploding Water Heaters And Home Networking

Basic components of a water heater, T&P, expansion tank, water supply, gas line

Exploding water heaters and home networking are discussed on this episode of The Handyguys Podcast. Can a hot water heater really explode? The Handyguys address a comment on their website regarding a hot water heater that has expanded and caused the pipes above to leak. Fortunately, there were no explosions. The Handyguys also …

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Eliminating Squirrels And Basement Carpet

Squirrels can Destroy

The Handyguys take two fan questions on very different topics. Destructive squirrels and carpeting options for a basement. Squirrels The Handyguys received the following question from Larry, a listener of the show: Hi, I have squirrels eating away at the lead pipe flashing (roof jack). that surround the PVC vent pipes that extend out of […]

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Ideal Water Pressure, Fixing A Damaged Wall And V-Jaw Pliers

Busted Pipe

The Handyguys received a distraught email from one of our listeners regarding a DIY disaster. It seems that Leroy has the challenge of fixing a hack job from the previous homeowner. Hi guys, I recently purchased a house. The home was built in 1990. In the master bedroom there is an 8 inch paper boarder […]

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Garage Heater Options And Carmd Discussion

Kerosene Heater

In this episode of The Handyguys Podcast we take a question on garage heaters and have some follow-up thoughts on the CarMD product we discussed in episode 91. Garage Heaters We received a great question from Captain Kent about heating his garage so he can work on his honey do list. Its excerpted here: Hi […]

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Installing A Tile Back-splash For Your Kitchen

Tile for Handyguy Paul

The Handyguys discuss doing a tile back-splash. Preparations You need to make sure your wall is smooth and clean. Measure and decide what areas of your back-splash you want to cover. When buying tile make sure you account for waste and bad cuts. Layout Decide on your layout. If you go horizontal you will have […]

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Fall Home Improvement Checklist

Win this toolkit. Click on the picture to learn how! Hint: ideal use of duct tape wins

How do you get your house ready for the Winter Season? Join the Handyguys in a not-so-methodical checklist for the winter season.  This is not your every day handyman (or not so handyperson) checklist.  We have some extras you may not see on other lists. Listen to the podcast as we discuss these items. True […]

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Using Primer, What Is Pex And Why CFLs

Skipping primer or improperly prepping a surface for paint cant be a Costly DIY Mistake

Primer, PEX and CFLs Costly Handyguy Mistakes: Primer. Use it or lose it. The Handyguys continue their new segment this week called Costly DIY Mistakes. These are mistakes are ones we have personally seen or have been asked about by our listeners. This weeks mistake is not using primer when painting. The Handyguys discuss when […]

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Deck Material And Design Part 2

This western red cedar pergola makes a nice addition to an existing deck

In this episode of The Handyguys Podcast the Handyguys Brian & Paul continue their interview with Paul Mackie from The Western Red Cedar Lumber Association. This part of the interview contains discussion of: Can a handyguy build his own deck. Exotics versus cedar versus synthetics Quality of cedar in various markets Tips and considerations for […]

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Mowers, Drills And Garbage Disposals

Garbage Disposal

The Handyguys answers some questions and then discuss Garbage Disposals First of all, please watch our videos from Episode #52 and  take our survey.  We would love some  more feedback! A garbage disposal is something most of us have but the troubleshooting  instructions are probably missing..  The Handyguys discuss ways to fix these little beasts […]

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Chainsaw Tips And Toilet Tips

Mansfield Toilet

The Handyguys answer a question about chainsaws and toilets! Brian and Paul receive lots of good questions.   When we received a question from Suzanne about her toilet not flushing properly, we thought it would be an easy solution. However, upon studying the issue more closely, we realized that she had a non-standard toilet. Here […]

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Part 2: An Interview With Roger German (The Basement Guy!)

basement book picture

Basement Interview part 2

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Material Choices When Finishing A Basement

home improvement Pauls Grass sort of looked like this

Part 4 in the Basement Finishing Series The Handyguys are becoming the “Basementguys” in this new fourth installment of the basement series.  The Handyguys discuss basement materials and revisit some old advice they gave about mowing lawns. First up… a discussion about some advice that Handyguys gave in Episode #15 on lawn care.  Is it […]

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