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Last Minute Christmas List ideas

Christmas Montage

The 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

Can 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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Audio podcasting gear we use (to do the show) and True Value Blog Squad

True Value DIY Blog Squad and The Handyguys

In this audio episode of The Handyguys Podcast we answer a question we get a lot – What gear do we use to make our show? We also announce our participation in the True Value Blog Squad. Sponsor: Protect your Home with ADT Security Services! Call 1-866-778-3127 Podcasting Audio Gear Sorry, no home improvement topics […]

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Repair, cleaning and refinishing old hardwood floors

These floors are a candidate for rejuvenation, not complete refinishing

In this audio episode The Handyguys address a listener question about how to rejuvenate the hardwood floors in his new old house. The question from Jeremy: Hi guys, just found your podcast and I love it. working through the archives right now. I’m planning to refinish the original hardwood floors in the 1950s ranch house […]

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How To Remove Wallpaper and Wallpaper Border Removal Tips

Paper Tiger Wallpaper Scoring Tool

In this audio episode of The Handyguys Podcast we answer a listener question about wallpaper removal and discuss our own experiences with wallpaper removal. The question: …we recently moved into my wife’s grandmothers house. And well it was grandma’s in every way. Wallpaper: now some of the wall paper was put up very well, would […]

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Tween Painting Party And Foamy Faucet Trouble

pre-teen painting

In this audio episode of The Handyguys Podcast we discuss if giving a pre-teen free rein on painting her room with her friends is a good idea, we then discuss a vexing issue with Paul’s kitchen sink faucet. Pre-teen Painting She is 12, she wanted her room painted. She wanted to DIY. It was her […]

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Installing A Co Detector

True Value Blog Squad and The Handyguys

In this audio episode of The Handyguys Podcast we introduce our participation on the 2010 True Value DIY Blog Squad and then discuss Carbon Monoxide detectors. True Value DIY Blog Squad First up – The Handyguys Brian and Paul would like to announce we have again been selected for the True Value DIY Blog Squad. We […]

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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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How To Paint Like A Pro

Brian

In this episode The Handyguys discuss painting. Planning your painting project, materials and tools are discussed in this podcast. Planning Handyguy Brian originally intended to paint the entryway and foyer of his house. The foyer has 17 foot ceilings, a hall leading to the family room downstairs and a hallway upstairs connecting the bedrooms and […]

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Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Dinner

The Handyguys will be taking this week off to spend time with our families but we wanted to get a post up to let everyone know whats coming up. Our contest – There is still time to enter our contest to win a great toolkit. We will pick and announce the winner on December 3rd. […]

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Using Leaf Blowers Vs Rakes And Repairing Leaky Showers

Turkey on platter

Leaf blowers, rakes and a question about leaky showers The Handyguys discuss the contest to giveaway a great toolkit, some possible problems with a leaky shower valve and weather a rake or a leaf blower is the correct tool for collecting leaves. To enter the contest you just need to leave a comment on Episode […]

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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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Furnace Filters

Furnace Filters

Furnace filters are a critical component of your heating and cooling system. Make sure they are changed regularly. We discuss the myriad of choices in furnace filters in this podcast. The Handyguys group filters into three different categories, good, better and best. Whats best for one person may not be the best for another. The […]

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Top 10 Essential Tools For DIY And Duct Tape Uses

Win this tool kit!

In this show The Handyguys discuss their top 10 starter tools and announce a contest to win this toolkit! What is included in a first time home buyers tool kit? Screwdrivers of course!  But what else? The Handyguys went shopping at True Value to assemble a quality starter set of essential tools for the typical […]

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DIY Drama, Old Tractors And New Counters

You need to listen to the podcast to hear Paul

DIY Drama, Old Tractors and New Counters We start off by talking about the True Value DIY Drama contest. You can win $5000 if your story is chosen as a winner. Brian and Paul have both had some drama but Paul most recently. You MUST listen to Paul tell his drama story in the podcast. […]

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Installing Cabinet Veneer And Fireplace Conversions

toner

Cabinet Veneer and Fireplace Conversions In this episode of The Handyguys Podcast we address two listener questions, one from voicemail about changing the look of a bathroom vanity and one through our contact form about converting a fireplace from gas to wood burning. Refinishing a bathroom vanity This question was left on our voicemail, listen […]

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Phased Remodeling, Vinyl Siding Installation And Landscape Grading

Painting is an easy and relatively inexpensive way to change the look of a room.

Phased Remodeling, Vinyl Siding and Grading Phased Remodeling In this episode The Handyguys start off discussing Phased remodeling inspired by an article in a recent “Home Improvement Times”. What is phased, or serial remodeling? Are there advantages to this approach in tough economic times? What are the disadvantages? We then address two listener questions, one […]

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The Handyguys Rant

self-check-out

Home centers and door to door security sales It seems that the Handyguys are in a bad mood this week due to terrible service at the local home center.  The poor service, coupled with traveling security salesmen offering “free installations,” created some cranky Handyguys. First up are the stupid self check-out registers at the home […]

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