The Handyguys Podcast
By The Handyguys
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The Handyguys are two avid DIYers sharing their experiences working around the house. Our podcasts feature answers to your questions, head-to-head tool tests and other DIY and home improvement topics. If you have a question regarding your home, let us know using the contact tab on our site or call us at (818) 804-8665. We respond to all questions and may use your question on-the-air in a future broadcast. Our weekly podcasts are posted every Thursday at 5PM Eastern Time. We look forward to answering your questions and helping you around the home!
||Drought Lawn Care||Over 70% of the country has been classified as abnormally dry, or worse. What about the oasis in your own backyard? Lawn Care Do’s and Don’ts During a Drought - DON’T Water your lawn at night. Grass left wet overnight, or for long periods of tim||8/21/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Building an Azek Cellular PVC Deck||In this audio podcast The Handyguys discuss Building an Azek Cellular PVC Deck. The Handyguys discuss when to DIY and when not to DIY, design considerations, choosing a contractor and materials selection. To DIY or not to DIY a Cellular PVC Deck||8/16/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||When to prime before painting||A Primer on When to Prime Much of the cost of a paint job actually comes from the labor, that is why it is important to know when to prime. When having a repainting job done, it involves scraping the old paint,||8/7/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Energy Efficient Air Conditioning||Handyguys Brian and Paul bring in HVAC (Heating/Ventilation/Air Conditioning) expert and the co-owner of Interstate Air Conditioning and Heating, Raymond Kishk, to talk about energy efficient air conditioning systems. -||7/30/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Chainsaw Safety||The Handyguys discuss chainsaw safety in this audio podcast. - If you rent, borrow or buy a chainsaw you will still need to be aware of proper chainsaw safety. In the summer many areas are effected by thunderstorms,||7/9/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Planting Grass Seed, Strategies for Success||While planting and growing grass is not difficult--I once heard that it could be planted on concrete--there are strategies for successfully planting grass seed to ensure the most success. Listen to this audio podcast to hear the discussion about all th..||6/25/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Preventing wood rot on door jambs and deck posts||On this episode, Handyguy Paul brings two topics to the podcast pertaining 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 door jambs and in partic...||6/15/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Mailbox post choices||The Handyguys, Paul and Brian, discuss your mailbox post options in this podcast. Before you dig a hole in your lawn, or get a chinook helicopter to remove your old post (as Handyguy Paul playfully suggests),||5/21/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Mower maintenance and tips for a better lawn||The Handyguys interview Mike Ballou, product Manager for John Deere, and discuss Mower maintenance and the best way to care for your lawn. Mower maintenance Proper mower maintenance is critical for having a healthy green lawn.||4/19/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Generator Transfer Switches Interlock Devices||The Handyguys continued a discussion from an earlier episode on generators. Paul wanted to followup with the methods for connecting a generator to your electrical system. Generator Transfer Switches and manual generator interlock devices are discussed ..||4/13/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Renting a Lawn Aerator and avoiding weeds||Okay - here is a quick tip, not a full show. Lawn Aerating Fall and Spring are a great time to aerate your lawn. An aerator will break up hard compacted soil and allow water and nutrients to better reach the roots of your grass. We all know that,||2/24/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||GE Refrigerator Not Cooling Troubleshooting and Repair||The Handyguys discuss modern refrigerator troubleshooting. Many of these tips apply regardless of who makes your refrigerator. - Paul's GE side by side refrigerator is not cooling correctly (model gss25tsre.ss).||2/2/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Selecting a Portable Generator||Portable Generator Selection Checklist - The Handyguys do not own generators but with all the power outages in the news they are certainly thinking about adding this "power tool" to their arsenal. Portable generators are easy to pick up at your local ...||12/30/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Lightbulb bans, government intervention and personal choice||The Handyguys discuss the government involvement in banning traditional light bulbs. - Yup - The government has 'outlawed' the tried and true light bulb. Even after this podcast was recorded some representatives in congress have attempted to delay the...||12/19/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Last Minute Christmas List ideas||The Handyguys did a bit of virtual perusing of the isles of our local True Value. Each of us made a Christmas shopping list and then compared our choices in this entertaining podcast. We selected some excellent practical gift ideas for the handyguy,||12/16/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||LED Christmas Lights for Energy Savings||Can you save some money using LED Christmas Lights? The Handyguys discuss LED, mini-incandescent and C9 and C7 Christmas lights. LED Energy Savings This podcast was inspired by an article Handyguy Brian read on the Fox News Website entitled Good Retu...||12/9/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Hardscaping Options – Concrete, pavers or stamped concrete||Hardscaping options The Handyguys discuss some hardscaping options under consideration for Brian's fathers house - concrete, stamped concrete and pavers. Concrete Ideas and Tips Plain old concrete is the cheapest and fastest option for a front stoop.||11/15/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Stink Bug Prevention, Control, Removal and Elimination||Stink Bugs! Perhaps we wouldn't hate them sooooo much if they had a better name. Perhaps if Stink Bugs were called Smiley Bugs, Fun Bugs, Sweet Bugs or something else it would make them a bit more likeable. Unfortunately, Stink Bugs are a real issue.||10/5/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Wasp Killer – eliminate wasps around your home||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.||9/5/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Repairing Plaster Walls and Attaching Things to Plaster Walls||Repairing plaster walls and attaching things to plaster walls are discussed in this audio episode of The Handyguys Podcast. - The Handyguys received this question from a listener: Would you please talk in detail about homes with plaster walls?||8/15/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Dust Collection and Resiential Sprinkler Systems||How should the do-it-yourselfer handle dust? When the handyman moves inside to cut and sand wood, a major hazard exists with all the dust that is accumulated in the air and potentially in your lungs. The Handyguys talk about how to control dust from ...||7/28/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||The True Value experience and Delta Faucets 2011||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||7/19/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Preventing and repairing thatch and those purple triangle thingys in trees||In this audio episode The Handyguys discuss thatch in your lawn as well as discuss those purple kite looking things that are showing up in trees around many states in the Midwest and Northeast. Thatch The Handyguys discuss thatch in your lawn and dis...||7/11/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Audio podcasting gear we use (to do the show) and True Value Blog Squad||In this audio episode of The Handyguys Podcast we answer a question we get a lot - What gear do we use to make our show? We also announce our participation in the True Value Blog Squad. - Sponsor: Protect your Home with ADT Security Services!||6/24/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Battery String Trimmer opinions and a Contest||In this audio episode of The Handyguys Podcast we discuss our impressions of a battery-powered string trimmer and announce a contest to give one away! - Sponsor: Protect your Home with ADT Security Services! Call 1-866-778-3127||6/17/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Eye and Ear Protection||In this audio episode The Handyguys talk about eye and ear protection and interview the inventor of Combo Glasses. - Sponsor: Protect your Home with ADT Security Services! Call 1-866-778-3127 Eyes and Ears Safety and Protection||6/10/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Gas can Safety and Square foot gardening||The Handyguys discuss the dangers of an empty can of fuel. In addition, we discuss how easy it is to create a square foot garden. - Sponsor: Protect your Home with ADT Security Services! Call 1-866-778-3127 Handyguy Fact - Gas can safety||6/3/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Home Inspection and Selecting Plywood||In this audio episode of The Handyguys Podcast we honor Home Inspection Month by talking home inspections and discussing our DIY Home Inspection Checklist, we also talk about selecting plywood. Home inspection month April was Home Inspection Month.||5/27/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Building a freestanding deck and dealing with voles||On this audio podcast the Handyguys discuss Brian's free-standing deck and Paul's Vole problems. How to Build Freestanding Decks There are several advantages to building a deck freestanding, not attached to your house, and few disadvantages.||5/20/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Replacing Water Heater Expansion Tanks and Ipe Decking||In this audio episode of The Handyguys Podcast, Paul continues his discussion about his leaky hot water heater and Brian reveals what material he chose for his deck project. Temperature and Pressure T&P valves and Expansion tanks||5/6/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
Handyguys, The Guys Next Door
Great show, very laid back format. It's like asking your next door neighbor for advice, grabbing a cold drink and talking it through ! If your working on a rehab project and considering a tool purchase, and who isn't, subscribe to the podcast for practical, unbiased advice.
Informative podcast, both hosts seem normal and actually admitt to their mistakes which is refreshing. Only thing that gets annoying are the sound affects and the over modulated announcer. Another thing that might help is if they have live callers. I dont know if they cant becuase of technical limitations or what but it would help if they had the callers live so they could answer their questions. A lot of times they can only guess solutions because they have to assume the callers situation. (through no fault of their own) But really its a great free podcast.
Very thoughtful and informative
The handyguys do a great job of breaking down any home improvement task in a fun and professional manner, and they always give me things to think about that I might not otherwise consider. Thanks for all of the great information.