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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
On this episode, Handyguy Paul brings two topics to the podcast pertaining to preventing wood rot and to wood and ground contact. Preventing Wood Rot on Door Jambs Paul asks Handyguy Brian about the best way to deal with rotting … Continue reading Preventing wood rot on door jambs and deck posts
The Spooky Abandoned Railroad Tunnel The Handyguys took a day off to discover a long lost railroad tunnel, the Phoenixville Tunnel. The big reason that few people have found the tunnel is due to the rough terrain. Brian and Paul … Continue reading Handyguys Visit Spooky Abandoned Phoenixville Tunnel
How to kill wasps around the home Our neighborhood has a lot of wasps. They build small nests and find their way into all the protective hideouts provided by vinyl siding, drip edges, gutters and flashing. I don’t usually pay a lot … Continue reading Wasp Killer – eliminate wasps around your home
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
In this audio episode, The Handyguys discuss the advantages of a local True Value store and the latest line of Delta faucets. Not Your Grandmother’s Faucet. Handyguy Fan correspondent visits Delta Faucet Mike from “thediygeek” went on a media tour … Continue reading The True Value Experience and Delta Faucets 2011
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?
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
In this audio episode of The Handyguys Podcast, tiny houses are discussed as well as the announcement of office hours on Facebook. Tiny Houses Handyguy Brian read an article about small houses which prompted the discussion. The original article is … Continue reading Tiny Houses discussed
In this audio episode, The Handyguys address a listener question about how to rejuvenate the hardwood floors in his new old house. The question from Jeremy: Hi guys, just found your podcast and I love it. Working through the archives … Continue reading Repair, Cleaning and Refinishing Old Hardwood Floors
In this audio episode of The Handyguys Podcast we start by discussing a question about ice makers not making ice and then get into some recent projects in our “What are ya doing lately” segment. Ice Maker Not Making Ice … Continue reading Troubleshooting Ice Maker Not Making Ice And Lawn Aeration
In this audio episode of The Handyguys Podcast The Handyguys discuss granite care and granite counter-top maintenance Granite Care The Handyguys discuss: Granite generally requires re-sealing every 1-3 yrs. Check with your installer to see what they recommend. Topical vs … Continue reading How To Care For Granite
In this audio podcast we comment on the most common tips for hurricane preparedness, add a few of our own, and then interview a Handyguys Podcast fan and hurricane veteran. For complete preparedness tips please check out these resources: www.nhc.noaa.gov … Continue reading Hurricane Preparedness