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Electrical Toolkit And Surviving A Power Outage

First up the electrical toolkit we talk about some key tools for doing electrical work and comment on an article in Fine Homebuilding called An Electrical ToolKit by Brian Walo. Fine Homebuilding says (About Brian Walo’s article): He recommends three electrical testers, a variety of drivers (Phillips head, flat head, nut driver, and Robertson drivers), […]

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Synthetic Decks And GFCI Outlets

The newest generation of synthetc decking looks much more like real wood and has a much longer warranty.

Synthetic Decking Material and a Fiberon Warranty The Handyguys begin the show by talking about whats new in Synthetic decking. Composites versus PVC. While composite decking appear to be maintenance free, some manufactured decks become marred with mold, staining and deterioration. There are many newer synthetic decking materials that now have long warranties. One such […]

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Fein Tools And The Smart Grid

The Fein Multimaster

The Handyguys start out discussing some tools for Fathers Day. Instead of doing a gift guide we decided to ask our twitter followers ( follow @handyguys ) what they would like us to discuss as a great fathers day gift for a handyguy. One follower said that her husband was eying up the Fein Multimaster […]

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DIY Kitchen Remodel

A finished Handyguy kitchen remodel

The Handyguys Brian & Paul discuss a DIY kitchen remodel. Some of the topics discussed in this podcast: Planning Skills Tools Timeline Budget When to bring in a professional Listen to the podcast for details and enjoy the before and after pictures. The first three are before pictures. The rest are after. Click on any […]

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Monitoring Your Power Consumption

The Box

A review of the Powercost MonitorTM A couple months ago, the Handyguys heard about a device that can tell you your current home power consumption and hourly cost for electricity.   The device is the Power Cost Monitor from Blue Line Innovations.   We contacted the company and got some units to try out.   Here […]

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