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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. http://youtu.be/-LvMenQsRh4 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 […]

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Soil pH Test video

Soil PH Test

Handyguy Brian saw an interesting DIY Soil pH Test (pH is a measure of acidity) test described on Facebook. We try it out and also try a commercially available DIY Soil pH Test kit on this episode of The Handyguys Podcast. http://youtu.be/91Ig-mieOB8 Here is the graphic from Homesteading / Survivalism on Facebook. You can also just purchase a home soil pH est kit. […]

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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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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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Foamy faucets, cloudy dishes, frog tape giveaway, toilet troubles and bad gas cans

Frog Tape giveaway

The Handyguys revisit some old issues and discuss some new ones – foamy faucets, cloudy dishes, frog tape giveaway, toilet troubles and bad gas caps on this audio episode. Topic 1:  The Moen Faucet with foamy smelly water. Paul discusses his Moen faucet with the pull out braided hose and how it still produces smelly […]

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Hurricane Preparedness

Hurricane Earl from the ISS

In this audio podcast we comment on the most common tips for hurricane preparedness, add a few of our own, and then interview a Handyguys Podcast fan and hurricane veteran. For complete preparedness tips please check out these resources: www.nhc.noaa.gov www.fema.gov www.ready.gov wikipedia.org   // Here are some tips The Handyguys discuss: Check gutters and […]

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How To Turn Off The Water In An Emergency

Ball Valve

Everyone in your household should know where the main water shutoff valve is, The Handyguys discuss why. Avert Disaster Disaster averted. One of the Handyguys got a call from someone at home about water leaking out from the cabinet under the kitchen sink. Obviously this isn’t normal. With no handyguy around do the members of […]

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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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Avoiding Costly DIY Mistakes

Having to pump water from a finished basement is a costly mistake

Costly DIY Mistakes and Listener Questions First off – The Handyguys welcome listeners from RFC Radio and give them a brief background on The Handyguys. Costly DIY Mistakes This week we talk about the most costly mistake a DIYer can make when finishing a basement—not taking care of potential water issues before finishing your basement. […]

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DIY Basement Finishing – Is My Basement Ready

Home improvement and Another during and after picture of a Handyguys basement

The Handyguys help you determine whether your unfinished basement is suitable for finishing in their home improvement podcast. Part 2 in the basement finishing series.   Are you tired of that dirty old basement which is filled with all of the junk that you don’t need? Have you been waiting to use that pneumatic nailer […]

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