Dormant Grass

Drought Lawn Care

https://media.blubrry.com/handyguyspodcast/p/handyguys.wpengine.com/wp-content/media/handyguys-episode-162.mp3Subscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSSOver 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 … Continue reading Drought Lawn Care

Cellular PVC Deck Design Considerations

Building an Azek Cellular PVC Deck

https://media.blubrry.com/handyguyspodcast/p/handyguys.wpengine.com/wp-content/media/handyguys-episode-161.mp3Subscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSSIn 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 … Continue reading Building an Azek Cellular PVC Deck

Energy Efficient Air Conditioning

https://media.blubrry.com/handyguyspodcast/p/handyguys.wpengine.com/wp-content/media/handyguys-episode-159.mp3Subscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSSHandyguys 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 … Continue reading Energy Efficient Air Conditioning

Chainsaw Safety

Chainsaw Safety

https://media.blubrry.com/handyguyspodcast/p/handyguys.wpengine.com/wp-content/media/handyguys-episode-158.mp3Subscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSSThe 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 … Continue reading Chainsaw Safety

Perfect Lawn

Planting Grass Seed, Strategies for Success

https://media.blubrry.com/handyguyspodcast/p/handyguys.wpengine.com/wp-content/media/handyguys-episode-157.mp3Subscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSSWhile 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 … Continue reading Planting Grass Seed, Strategies for Success

Jamb just prior to wood rot

Preventing wood rot on door jambs and deck posts

https://media.blubrry.com/handyguyspodcast/p/handyguys.wpengine.com/wp-content/media/handyguys-episode-156.mp3Subscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSSOn 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 … Continue reading Preventing wood rot on door jambs and deck posts

Mower maintenance includes blade sharpening

Mower maintenance and tips for a better lawn

https://media.blubrry.com/handyguyspodcast/p/handyguys.wpengine.com/wp-content/media/handyguys-episode-154.mp3Subscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSSThe 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 … Continue reading Mower maintenance and tips for a better lawn

Generac Automatic Generator Transfer Switch

Generator Transfer Switches Interlock Devices

https://media.blubrry.com/handyguyspodcast/p/handyguys.wpengine.com/wp-content/media/handyguys-episode-153.mp3Subscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSSThe 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 … Continue reading Generator Transfer Switches Interlock Devices

aerators

Renting a Lawn Aerator and avoiding weeds

https://media.blubrry.com/handyguyspodcast/p/handyguys.wpengine.com/wp-content/media/quicktip_episode_1.mp3Subscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSSOkay – 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 … Continue reading Renting a Lawn Aerator and avoiding weeds

GE Refrigerator Not Cooling Troubleshooting and Repair

GE Refrigerator Not Cooling Troubleshooting and Repair

https://media.blubrry.com/handyguyspodcast/p/handyguys.wpengine.com/wp-content/media/handyguys-episode-152.mp3Subscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSSThe 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 … Continue reading GE Refrigerator Not Cooling Troubleshooting and Repair

Generators at True Value

Selecting a Portable Generator

https://media.blubrry.com/handyguyspodcast/p/handyguys.wpengine.com/wp-content/media/handyguys-episode-151.mp3Subscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSSPortable 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 … Continue reading Selecting a Portable Generator

Edison base Incandescent

Lightbulb bans, government intervention and personal choice

https://media.blubrry.com/handyguyspodcast/p/handyguys.wpengine.com/wp-content/media/handyguys-episode-150.mp3Subscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSSThe 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 … Continue reading Lightbulb bans, government intervention and personal choice

Christmas Montage

Last Minute Christmas List ideas

https://media.blubrry.com/handyguyspodcast/p/handyguys.wpengine.com/wp-content/media/handyguys-episode-149.mp3Subscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSSThe 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 … Continue reading Last Minute Christmas List ideas

Colored LED Christmas Lights

LED Christmas Lights for Energy Savings

https://media.blubrry.com/handyguyspodcast/p/handyguys.wpengine.com/wp-content/media/handyguys-episode-148.mp3Subscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSSCan 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 … Continue reading LED Christmas Lights for Energy Savings

Stamped Concrete

Hardscaping Options – Concrete, pavers or stamped concrete

https://media.blubrry.com/handyguyspodcast/p/handyguys.wpengine.com/wp-content/media/handyguys-episode-147.mp3Subscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSSHardscaping 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 … Continue reading Hardscaping Options – Concrete, pavers or stamped concrete

Stink Bugs

Stink Bug Prevention, Control, Removal and Elimination

https://media.blubrry.com/handyguyspodcast/p/handyguys.wpengine.com/wp-content/media/handyguys-episode-146.mp3Subscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSSStink 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 … Continue reading Stink Bug Prevention, Control, Removal and Elimination

Wasp Killer – eliminate wasps around your home

https://media.blubrry.com/handyguyspodcast/p/handyguys.wpengine.com/wp-content/media/handyguys-episode-145.mp3Subscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSSHow to kill wasps around the home Our neighborhood has a lot of wasps. They build small nests and find their way into all the protective hideouts provided by vinyl siding, drip edges, gutters and flashing. … Continue reading Wasp Killer – eliminate wasps around your home

Plaster and Lath wall

Repairing Plaster Walls and Attaching Things to Plaster Walls

https://media.blubrry.com/handyguyspodcast/p/handyguys.wpengine.com/wp-content/media/handyguys-episode-144.mp3Subscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSSRepairing plaster walls and attaching things to plaster walls are discussed in this audio episode of The Handyguys Podcast. The Handyguys received this question from a listener: Would you please talk in detail about … Continue reading Repairing Plaster Walls and Attaching Things to Plaster Walls

sawdust

Dust Collection and Resiential Sprinkler Systems

https://media.blubrry.com/handyguyspodcast/p/handyguys.wpengine.com/wp-content/media/handyguys-episode-143.mp3Subscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSSHow should the do-it-yourselfer handle dust? When the handyman moves inside to cut and sand wood, a major hazard exists with all the dust that is accumulated in the air and potentially in your … Continue reading Dust Collection and Resiential Sprinkler Systems

The True Value experience and Delta Faucets 2011

https://media.blubrry.com/handyguyspodcast/p/handyguys.wpengine.com/wp-content/media/handyguys-episode-142.mp3Subscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSSIn this audio episode The Handyguys discuss the advantages of a local True Value store and the latest line of Delta faucets. Not Your Grandmother’s Faucet.  Handyguy Fan correspondent visits Delta Faucet Mike from … Continue reading The True Value experience and Delta Faucets 2011

Emerald Ash Borer Trap

Preventing and repairing thatch and those purple triangle thingys in trees

https://media.blubrry.com/handyguyspodcast/p/handyguys.wpengine.com/wp-content/media/handyguys-episode-141.mp3Subscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSSIn 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. … Continue reading Preventing and repairing thatch and those purple triangle thingys in trees

True Value DIY Blog Squad and The Handyguys

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

https://media.blubrry.com/handyguyspodcast/p/handyguys.wpengine.com/wp-content/media/handyguys-episode-140.mp3Subscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSSIn 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 … Continue reading Audio podcasting gear we use (to do the show) and True Value Blog Squad

Black & Decker LST220 Cordless String Trimmer

Battery String Trimmer opinions and a Contest

https://media.blubrry.com/handyguyspodcast/p/handyguys.wpengine.com/wp-content/media/handyguys-episode-139.mp3Subscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSSIn this audio episode of The Handyguys Podcast we discuss our impressions of a battery-powered string trimmer and announce a contest to give one away! Sponsor: Protect your Home with ADT Security Services! Call … Continue reading Battery String Trimmer opinions and a Contest