Energy Star FAIL

Energy Star Fraud And Basement Egress Requirements

https://media.blubrry.com/handyguyspodcast/p/handyguys.wpengine.com/wp-content/media/handyguys-episode-106.mp3The Handyguys cover two topics in this show. We discuss fraud, abuse and lack of accountability with the U.S. government’s Energy Star program and then discuss basement egress requirements. Energy Star Fail The Government Accountability Office (GAO) [sorry, said it … Continue reading Energy Star Fraud And Basement Egress Requirements

Eliminating Squirrels And Basement Carpet

https://media.blubrry.com/handyguyspodcast/p/handyguys.wpengine.com/wp-content/media/handyguys-episode-98.mp3The Handyguys take two fan questions on very different topics. Eliminating squirrels and carpeting options for a basement. Eliminating Squirrels The Handyguys received the following question from Larry, a listener of the show: Hi, I have squirrels eating away at … Continue reading Eliminating Squirrels And Basement Carpet

Water Powered Backup Sump Pumps

https://media.blubrry.com/handyguyspodcast/p/handyguys.wpengine.com/wp-content/media/handyguys-episode-85.mp3Water powered backup sump pumps Never have water in your basement again due to a failed sump pump or a power outage. Water powered sump pumps do not require any electricity to operate. In this episode we address backup sump … Continue reading Water Powered Backup Sump Pumps

Basement Systems Continued and How To Remove Paint

https://media.blubrry.com/handyguyspodcast/p/handyguys.wpengine.com/wp-content/media/handyguys-episode-75.mp3In this episode Brian & Paul continue the discussion of various Basement Systems and also take a listener question about paint removal First up, we get right to Will’s question Hiya Handyguys, We have just bought our first home ever! … Continue reading Basement Systems Continued and How To Remove Paint

Basement Systems And Listener Questions

https://media.blubrry.com/handyguyspodcast/p/handyguys.wpengine.com/wp-content/media/handyguys-episode-74.mp3The Handyguys address a listener question about his air conditioning and then talk about basement finishing systems. Our listener Marc used our new call-in feature on the website and asked us about his air conditioning system. Marc’s question, in summary … Continue reading Basement Systems And Listener Questions

Basement Systems Continued And Paint Removal

https://media.blubrry.com/handyguyspodcast/p/handyguys.wpengine.com/wp-content/media/handyguys-episode-72.mp3Basement Toilet Installs, Water Saving Flush Valves and Dryer Vent Cleaning First off – The Handyguys begin by addressing a listener question. Julianne asks: Hi! I am considering purchasing a bi-level home. When you walk in the door, you have … Continue reading Basement Systems Continued And Paint Removal

Soundproofing – Keeping The Noise Out

https://media.blubrry.com/handyguyspodcast/p/handyguys.wpengine.com/wp-content/media/handyguys-episode-54.mp3Getting the Noise Out! The Handyguys analyze the noisy question that is a major issue in modern homes.  How do you isolate yourself from disruptive sounds originating in another part of the house?  Whether the problem is noisy children or … Continue reading Soundproofing – Keeping The Noise Out

Basement Finishing Best Practices And Common Mistakes

https://media.blubrry.com/handyguyspodcast/p/handyguys.wpengine.com/wp-content/media/handyguys-episode-49.mp3The Handyguys answer a basement remodeling question and then list some basement mistakes. The basement finishing topic is popular among handy folks around the home. Many handyguys across America and the world have basements that they want to remodel to … Continue reading Basement Finishing Best Practices And Common Mistakes

Part 1: An Interview With Roger German (The Basement Guy!)

https://media.blubrry.com/handyguyspodcast/p/handyguys.wpengine.com/wp-content/media/handyguys-episode-21.mp3The Handyguys complete their basement finishing series with an interview of a basement refinishing expert Roger German. Part 1 of 2 of Roger German’s interview, Part 5 of the basement finishing series. Brian and Paul are fortunate for the opportunity … Continue reading Part 1: An Interview With Roger German (The Basement Guy!)

Material Choices When Finishing A Basement

https://media.blubrry.com/handyguyspodcast/p/handyguys.wpengine.com/wp-content/media/handyguys-episode-19.mp3Part 4 in the Basement Finishing Series The Handyguys are becoming the “Basementguys” in this new fourth installment of the basement series.  The Handyguys discuss basement materials and revisit some old advice they gave about mowing lawns. First up… a … Continue reading Material Choices When Finishing A Basement

Overwhelmed by books

Finished Basement Planning And Dealing With Building Codes

https://media.blubrry.com/handyguyspodcast/p/handyguys.wpengine.com/wp-content/media/handyguys-episode-18.mp3The Handyguys give an overview of how to plan for your finished basement. Part 3 in the Basement Finishing Series Now that your basement is ready to finish, you need to develop a plan to execute that construction job down … Continue reading Finished Basement Planning And Dealing With Building Codes

DIY Basement Finishing – Is My Basement Ready

https://media.blubrry.com/handyguyspodcast/p/handyguys.wpengine.com/wp-content/media/handyguys-episode-17.mp3The Handyguys help you determine whether your unfinished basement is suitable for finishing in their home improvement podcast. Part 2 in the basement finishing series.   Are you tired of that dirty old basement which is filled with all of … Continue reading DIY Basement Finishing – Is My Basement Ready

DIY Basement Finishing, Yes Or No

https://media.blubrry.com/handyguyspodcast/p/handyguys.wpengine.com/wp-content/media/handyguys-episode-16.mp3The Handyguys discuss how to evaluate home improvement ideas and whether finishing your basement is a job for the DIYer. They also discuss a new site for finding and reviewing contractors. Episode #1 in the Basement Finishing Series There are … Continue reading DIY Basement Finishing, Yes Or No