When to Replace a Water Heater Water heaters are an energy intensive appliance. They are the second largest energy user in the home, and as they age they become less efficient, requiring even more energy. The Handyguys estimate the average water … Continue reading Water Heater Replacement (Video)
We talked about installing your own underground dog fence in the past but now we provide an overview of how to repair your underground fence when the wire gets cut (and it will eventually!). The wire provided in most DIY underground … Continue reading How to Repair an Underground Dog Fence
Brian explains that there is only one blade that you need for demolition. Watch the show to learn about demolition blades for reciprocating saws. Demolition blades for reciprocating saws A reciprocating saw is not a tool for fine detail work. It’s … Continue reading What Blade To Use With Reciprocating Saw / Sawzall
What is the best air compressor for your nailers? There is a lot of jargon–CFM, gallons, PSI. We cut through the crap and picked what The Handyguys feel is the best air compressor for an average handyguy or gal. Best … Continue reading The best air compressor for your nailers
Security lighting is an inexpensive way to upgrade your home’s safety. In this video, The Handyguys discuss how a homeowner should go about choosing lighting. The key to home security lighting is that it has motion sensing abilities AND dusk-to-dawn. … Continue reading Security Lighting Options
The tire on your wheelbarrow, lawn tractor, snow blower or other piece of equipment goes flat. How do you repair a lawn mower tire? If it’s not obviously punctured, and if you can get air into it, you may be … Continue reading Lawn Mower Tire Repair For At-Home DIY-ers
The key thing with snow blower storage has to do with the fuel. Almost all fuel now contains ethanol and ethanol is a killer on small engines. In this video, Handyguys Brian and Paul provide steps for storage of your … Continue reading Snow Blower Storage For Summer
Normally, The Handyguys spend this time of year recommending gifts for the handy person in your life. The Handyguys love to demonstrate tools or other household products and gadgets that fit in the stocking. This year, the Handyguys focus on … Continue reading Duluth Trading Company Christmas Box
Deck lighting questions answered In this video, the Handyguys answer some fan deck lighting questions. What is best: CFL, LED, Halogen, Incandescent? Does it really matter? What about low voltage? The Handyguys love their low voltage systems. Watch the video … Continue reading Deck Lighting Questions Answered
Below is an article from our friends at Zillow. We know all our fans expect to see video with each post, so The Handyguys decided to make a video showing some before and after of our messy, then clean (sort … Continue reading How to Clean Out a Garage
Disclosure: Post and giveaway sponsored by Makita, but all opinions are The Handyguys. Please see below for additional disclosure. Impact Drivers Impact Drivers are very cool tools. They are perfect for driving screws, a lot of screws. You can also … Continue reading What bits for Makita Impact Drivers
In this video, the Handyguys discuss dishwasher detergent and why dishes often don’t get clean. We have received a lot of feedback on our video about fixing a dishwasher that won’t clean dishes and for many (too many) people, the … Continue reading What is the Best Dishwasher Detergent?
Installing an underground electric dog fence is a great 5 step DIY project to protect your pet. 5 Steps to installing an electric dog fence Determine what kit to buy Determine the area you want to confine your pet to … Continue reading Electric Dog Fence DIY 5 Steps Video
This video outlines a key component to water heater maintenance that is often overlooked, the expansion tank. What does the expansion tank do? The expansion tank will allow expanding water (water expands when it heats) a place to go. Do … Continue reading Water Heater Maintenance Video
The Handyguys review a plethora of mouse traps all purchased at our local hardware store. Whether you have mice, voles or rats, there is a trap for you. Why are there so many mouse trap choices? Everyone seems to be … Continue reading What is the best mouse trap?
Which sander should you buy? Its better to ask which sander is right for the job you are doing. In this episode The Handyguys discuss which sander is right for the job, the pros and cons of different types of sanders. When … Continue reading Which sander is right for you?
Handyguy Brian saw an interesting DIY Soil pH Test (pH is a measure of acidity) test described on Facebook. We try it out and also try a commercially available DIY Soil pH Test kit on this episode of The Handyguys Podcast. Here is the graphic … Continue reading Soil pH Test video
LED bulbs are the next generation of “green” lighting technology. The Handyguys talk about how LED Bulbs compare to CFLs and whether they are really friendly to the environment. What is an LED bulb? LED stands for Light Emitting Diode. … Continue reading Led Bulbs
In the latest episode, The Handyguys discuss several ways to unclog toilets. Yes, you can use a typical plunger if you have a clogged toilet. It works most of the time. What do you do if the plunger fails? Don’t … Continue reading How to Unclog Toilets
The Handyguys talk about ethanol mandates with Institute for Energy Research expert Daniel Simmons. We discuss the negative impacts of ethanol on our vehicles, small engines, the environment and food supplies. Background on Ethanol Mandate The Federal government mandated certain … Continue reading E15 Ethanol Mandate
A hammer drill, when equipped with a masonry bit, is designed for drilling into stone, concrete, brick or mortar. When a hammer drill operates, it rotates like a normal drill, and at the same time, has a forward, hammering, type … Continue reading Hammer Drills: When to use them and why?
In this episode of The Handyguys podcast, The Handyguys discuss Ipe Deck Maintenance, how to clean it and keep it looking awesome. Ipe Deck Maintenance Brian’s Ipe deck looked great when it was complete. Eighteen months later, it was looking … Continue reading Ipe Deck Maintenance
There are hundreds of toolbox choices on the market. The Handyguys discuss the big and small, soft and hard, tool specific or generic toolbox choices in this video. Toolbox Choices Small Portable toolboxes These types of toolboxes are very common … Continue reading Toolbox Choices
It doesn’t happen too often but it CAN happen – smoke alarm but no smoke. Yes, your smoke alarm can go off when there is no smoke. One possibility is dust. Smoke alarm, no smoke The Handyguys discuss how to … Continue reading Smoke alarm no smoke – What to do
Installing a faucet and water filter doesn’t need to be hard. In this new video from The Handyguys, we show you the basic steps to installing a faucet and water filter. Installing A Faucet and Water Filter Faucet In this … Continue reading Installing a faucet and water filter
Garage Organization Handyguy Brian’s garage is a disaster. He has a mix of recycled cabinets, homemade shelving, pegboard and cheap, rusty metal shelves. In this episode, The Handyguys discuss garage organization and show off their new set. Redline Garage Organization offerings Here are a few of the advantages of using Redline’s Garage Organization offerings discussed in this video: These cabinets are not just closet systems repurposed. Paul discuss redline versus your “easyclosets.” Custom cabinet options are available in 11 colors with rolling work benches, slatwall, everything you would need for getting completely organized. These features insure a very customized system to make sure … Continue reading Garage Cabinets & Garage Organization