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Chromecast Audio Unboxing

http://youtu.be/uwQDVItKTqc In this next set of videos, Handyguys Brian and Paul will unbox and setup a Chromecast audio. Over the past few videos, The Handyguys went over how to setup a Google Home device. Chromecast Audio The Chromecast audio is a little device that you can fit easily in the palm of your hand. The […]

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Klein Tools Electrician Pocket Knife Review (Video)

Klein sent The Handyguys this pocket knife that includes key electrical tools. In this video, The Handyguys go through all the features for this Klein Tools Electrician Pocket Knife.  This knife is useful to more than just electricians. Give it a try for all of you home improvement needs. http://youtu.be/hGqZFZ4uhf0 This pocket knife has the obvious […]

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Google Home Setup Part 2 – Google Home Troubleshooting

http://youtu.be/IBwiRlOWZNo In the last video, Handyguys Brian and Paul went over the initial setup of the Google Home Device. In this video, The Handyguys will go over Google Home troubleshooting in order for the owner to have a more efficient experience. Google Home Troubleshooting After initially setting up the Google Home on your smart phone […]

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Google Home Setup Part 1

http://youtu.be/4ZZVr7xynRs In the last video, The Handyguys unboxed a Google Home device and installed the application needed to control this new home audio device. In this video, Handyguys Brian and Paul go through the initial Google Home Setup. In a later video, The Handyguys will go over how to troubleshoot the device in case of […]

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Power Outage Prep: Sump Pump Backup Options [VIDEO]

In this show, The Handyguys discuss different three different sump pump backup options. Do you need a sump pump to keep your basement dry? What will you do if the power goes out during a storm? How will you keep things dry. When disaster strikes in form of a rainstorm, hurricane, or earthquake, use these […]

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Unboxing Google Home

http://youtu.be/r1arIcr0Tu8 In this video, Handyguys Brian and Paul unbox a Google Home. This is the first of a series of videos about the Google Home, Chromecast, Chromecast Ultra, and Chromecast Audio. These devices are home audio devices made to connect your home. Much like the Amazon Alexa, the homeowner can talk to the Home and […]

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Messy Garage: How to Maximize Your Garage Space [VIDEO]

How to Maximize Your Garage space The Handyguys try to get organized this spring. Handyguy Brian can’t seem to get rid of anything. Handyguy Paul’s garage is much more organized. Watch this video to get some tips on how to maximize your garage space and get organized. https://youtu.be/QNDmRRfokb4 Thanks to Allstate for sponsoring this show.

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Control Leviton Z Wave Switch with Amazon Echo Dot

http://youtu.be/U-QMntz8uOI In this video, Handyguys Brian and Paul show homeowners how to connect their Leviton Z Wave switch to an Amazon Echo Dot. In the previous videos, The Handyguys unboxed and setup the Leviton Z Wave switch in Handyguy Paul’s dining room and connected the switch to the SmartThings Hub. The next step would be […]

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Leviton Z Wave Switch Set-Up (Video)

http://youtu.be/nUhOoOVXTxY In this episode, Handyguys Brian and Paul set up the Leviton Z Wave switch in order to expand the home automation in their house. This set-up allows you to use any bulb for home automation rather than a specific smart bulb. The Handyguys configure this set-up in Handyguy Paul’s dining room. The Leviton Z Wave […]

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SmartThings Hub Unboxing and Set-Up (Video)

http://youtu.be/JTVThQ_jG5I In this episode, Handyguys Brian and Paul unbox and setup the SmartThings Hub for home automation. In the past few episodes, the Handyguys have been going over how to coordinate home automation with the Amazon Echo Dot and the Google Home. They successfully coordinated the use of the Philips Hue Smart Bulbs with these […]

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Amazon Echo Dot and Philips Hue Setup

http://youtu.be/OrBLxfwri1A In this video, Handyguys Brian and Paul attempt to integrate the Amazon Echo Dot (Alexa) with the Philips hue bridge and LED lightbulbs. First, the Handyguys show homeowners how to configure the Philips hue bridge. They then attempt to connect it to the home audio device. The Philips hue bridge and LED bulbs are […]

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Google Home and Philips Hue Setup

http://youtu.be/-2jrzs2qd-0 In this video, Handyguys Brian and Paul attempt to connect the Google Home with Philips Hue. In the previous video, Handyguys Brian and Paul go through the process in which to set up the Philips Hue home automation. They realized that connecting the Philips Hue to the Amazon Echo Dot (Alexa) went smoothly. However, The […]

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Home Audio Devices: Google Home and Amazon Echo Dot

http://youtu.be/I1upXgCYgFo In this video, Handyguys Brian and Paul introduce 2 home audio devices: the Google Home an Amazon Echo Dot. Both of these devices have various functions, some of which may apply to the home owner. Over the next few videos, Handyguys Brian and Paul will compare and contract these 2 home audio devices particularly […]

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Electric Drills: Corded or Cordless?

http://youtu.be/UhbrqKlqTak In this video, Handyguys Brian and Paul discuss what kind of drill the typical homeowner may need. This video was part of an extended live stream and is linger than our typical videos. Electric drills have many common uses such as driving a nail and repairing a toilet paper hanger. These are useful tools that […]

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What Size Generator Do I Need?

http://youtu.be/tRs9gqeVKRY In this video, Handyguys Brian and Paul outline how to choose a generator. We recoded this as part of a live stream hence the longer length. There are many types of generators, ranging from whole house to smaller inverter generators. Knowing your needs in terms of generators can highlight which one is most cost […]

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Bolt Cutters and Their Uses

http://youtu.be/tqV_sg6a3Lg In this video, Handyguys Brian and Paul discussed why the typical homeowner would need bolt cutters. Handyguy Paul mentioned that he has had his tool for around 16 years, and that it has lasted well all these years. Handyguy Paul stated that bolt cutters are most useful for wire shelving. While a homeowner could have wire shelving […]

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How to Mount Tablo DVR to Wall Panel

http://youtu.be/M7Dk9okAqoE In this video, the Handyguys review how Handyguy Paul mounted his Tablo DVR and hard drive to his simple low voltage structured cabling system using plywood mounted onto concrete foundation wall. This is a great solution for the cord cutters out there. The Tablo is a very simple over the air (OTA) DVR recording system […]

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LED Shop Lights vs. Fluorescent Shop Lights

http://youtu.be/IXSK4LUL3z0 In this video, Handyguys Brian and Paul talk about the benefits of using LED Shop Lights over fluorescent lighting. While these lights may be more expensive than the fluorescent lighting, they are better quality and worth every cent. All of the products in this video are available through Amazon and the affiliate stores. LED […]

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Honda vs Generac Inverter Quiet Generator

http://youtu.be/ZY_WMzS9NUU In this video, Handyguys Brian and Paul compare the Honda inverter generator and the Generac inverter generator. These two brands are reputable and make a great quiet generator. However, the two brands also have small differences that the Handyguys expand on. An inverter generator is a lighter weight and quiet generator. They typically have 2000 start-up […]

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How to Order Emerson’s Custom Ceiling Fan

  http://youtu.be/E1fPLMKygf0 In this video, The Handyguys explore the custom ceiling fan function that Emerson provides on their website. The Handyguys take us through the process of choosing and ordering a ceiling fan from Emerson, and speak highly of the quality and service received from the manufacturer. One must go to EmersonFan.com and choose the “Design […]

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Generator selection thoughts by The Handyguys

Inverter Generator

In this video the Handyguys discuss generator differences and focus on  inverter generators. https://youtu.be/MyBJCjhF0Go If you only need to power a refrigerator for a brief power outage then a portable generator may be your best bet. if you need your entire house to be powered during an outage then you will want a whole house generator. Portable generators […]

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Choosing a Cordless Tool System with Radio

Bosch Radio

http://youtu.be/Eaf0AwKnEd8 In this video, Handyguys Brian and Paul discuss which radio is best if you are looking to invest in a cordless tool system. Buying a cordless tool system is a big investment, so making sure that all the features are compatible with what you want is crucial. Handyguy Brian contends that the radio of […]

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Ceiling Fan Selection

http://youtu.be/N6iGjstAuKw The Handyguys take a look at selecting a ceiling fan and review typical parts of any fan. It is helpful to understand all the parts to a fan before you make your purchase. There are various controllers, down rods, motors and blades to consider in addition to the light kits that you can attach. […]

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Curb Appeal Tips Video

In this Handyguys video, Brian and Paul discuss a few tips for improving the curb appeal of your home. If you are selling your home, these tips are essential to make your home seem more inviting and appealing. Also, if you just want things to look these tips can be very helpful. https://youtu.be/sZ2Mr-bEXuI Considerations for Curb Appeal […]

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Tablo DVR Front End Devices

Tablo DVR

http://youtu.be/sW6L854O2Gg Front End Devices Compatible with Tablo DVR In this episode, Handyguys Brian and Paul compare 3 different front end devices that are compatible with the Tablo DVR system. Tablo DVR is compatible with laptop, phone, and TV boxes. These are great options for the cord cutters out there who use over the air (OTA) […]

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Deck Boards for the Do-It-You-Selfer

http://youtu.be/ZtO2DL0BoD8 In this video, Handyguy Brian talks with Ray from Decks R Us about the best decks boards for do-it-yourselfers. For those people who want to install a deck by themselves, there are a multitude of deck boards that are accommodating to any DIY skill level. Groove on Groove Decking Ray suggests deck boards with […]

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