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.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 … 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.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 … Continue reading Energy Efficient Air Conditioning

Perfect Lawn

Planting Grass Seed, Strategies for Success

https://media.blubrry.com/handyguyspodcast/p/handyguys.wpengine.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 … 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.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 … 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.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 … 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.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 … 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.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 … 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.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 … 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.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 … 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.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 … 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.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 … 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.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 … 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.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 … 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.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 … 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.mp3How 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. I don’t usually pay a lot … 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.mp3Repairing 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 homes with plaster walls? I have … 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.mp3How 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 lungs.  The Handyguys talk about how … 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.mp3In 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 “thediygeek” went on a media tour … 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.mp3In 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 … 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.mp3In 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 … 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.mp3In 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 1-866-778-3127 Battery Operated String Trimmer Paul … Continue reading Battery String Trimmer opinions and a Contest

Combo Glasses

Eye and Ear Protection

https://media.blubrry.com/handyguyspodcast/p/handyguys.wpengine.com/wp-content/media/handyguys-episode-138.mp3In this audio episode The Handyguys talk about eye and ear protection and interview the inventor of Combo Glasses. Sponsor: Protect your Home with ADT Security Services! Call 1-866-778-3127 Eyes and Ears Safety and Protection We all know how important … Continue reading Eye and Ear Protection