When you are prepping your house for sale, there’s always several big debates for chronic DIYers like us: how much to paint, how much to do oneself, how much to hire out, and who to hire. For a recent project, … Continue reading Painting to Sell
When we (Handyguy Brian and his wife, Sarah) decided to sell our house last year and started prepping it to show, we, like the rest of the world, didn’t realize our dreams might get delayed just a bit in the Spring of 2020. We cleaned out our closets, took a ton of trips to the landfill, painted, re-carpeted, landscaped and had it all ready to go. And then the world shut down. Admittedly for our own benefit but who could have guessed? Despite it all, we had a very helpful realtor who managed to squeeze in filming a professional video … Continue reading Selling Your House During a Global Pandemic
Handyguy Videos Over the past year, the Handyguys have been busy making videos for Frost King . You can find all of those videos on their site where they are listed. One video Handyguy Paul really likes is posted below. In the … Continue reading Where have The Handyguys been?
Earthquake Safety Tips There was an earthquake on the east coast today (8-23-2011) which prevented the Handyguys from delivering their weekly audio webcast. It is not completely uncommon for earthquakes to hit the mid-atlantic states*, including our own Pennsylvania, so we decided to feature important east cost earthquake safety tips: When building shakes, run immediately for exits. Scream if able. Panic. Drive around city looking for new cracks in the road. Add to traffic gridlock. Call every family member and tie up cell phone network for hours. Go home from work early to see if loved ones felt the quake. Bring local commerce to halt (see #2 … Continue reading East Coast Earthquake Safety Tips
The Handyguys Test Husqvarna Tools at their North American R&D facility. We just got back from visiting Husqvarna and had an adventure playing with power tools and riding the rapids at the U.S. National Whitewater Center. We hacked away … Continue reading Husqvarna’s North American R&D Facility in Charlotte, NC part 1
Custom Closet Drawers This is part of an ongoing series on building your own custom closet shelving. A custom closet does not require drawers. You can simply design adjustable shelving using plywood, mdf, melamine or wire shelving. If you want … Continue reading Should You Build Your Own Custom Closet Drawers?
Handyguy Brian had the following conversation, via instant messaging, with his lovely wife (or so he thought) about how to troubleshoot a blank thermostat, no display, issue with a thermostat and no Air Conditioning (AC). No audio here. Some steps … Continue reading No display on the thermostat and no AC
Voles in the Yard or Lawn? If your lawn looked like this after the winter thaw, you may have a vole problem. The Handyguys will discuss this pest on our next podcast. Voles are rodents that spend most of their … Continue reading Got Voles? Voles in Lawn Can Cause Lawn Damage
Custom Handyman Closet There are many custom closet companies eager to install a quick and easy (if not expensive) closet system for storing all of your belongings. I decided to save some money by building DIY custom closet using the modern … Continue reading A DIY custom closet – Build Your Own Custom Closet
Our friends over at John Deere sent us some great lawn care information that we wanted to share with everyone before Labor Day. There is no audio or video with this post. A survey with Harris Interactive found out that … Continue reading Labor Day Lawn Care Do’s and Don’ts