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!
||CleanDeck Lighting questions answered||Deck Lighting questions answered In this video the Handyguys answer some fan questions about deck lighting. What is best, CFL, LED, Halogen, Incandescent? Does it really matter? What about low voltage? The Handyguys love their low voltage systems.||10/21/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanHow to clean out a Garage||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 of), garages.||9/12/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanWhat bits for Makita Impact Drivers||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.||9/10/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanWhat is the Best Dishwasher Detergent video||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 wont clean dishes and for many (too many) people the issue is a poor design of..||9/5/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanElectric Dog Fence DIY 5 Steps Video||Installing an underground electric dog fence is a great 5 step DIY project to protect your pet. - http://youtu.be/FtO8FyezBJk 5 Steps to installing an electric dog fence Determine what kit to buy Determine the area you want to confine your pet ...||8/19/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanWater Heater Maintenance Video||This video outlines a key component to water heater maintenance that is often overlooked, the expansion tank. - http://youtu.be/-LvMenQsRh4 What does the expansion tank do? The expansion tank will allow expanding water (water expands when it heats) ...||8/7/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanWhat is the best mouse trap?||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. - http://youtu.be/CutwejyXLmU - Why are there so many mouse trap choices?||7/12/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanDeere Factory Tour Video||The Handyguys recently had the opportunity to visit the John Deere factory in Horicon, WI. While there they learned about the company, its manufacturing, its people and its philosophy for doing business. On top of that The Handyguys also saw a bunch of.||6/4/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanWhich sander is right for you?||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. - http://youtu.be/Bt5M8EMmXvo||5/30/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanSoil pH Test video||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. - http://youtu.||5/1/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanLed Bulbs||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. - http://youtu.be/A83Jmmr-jUo What is an LED bulb?||4/9/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanHow to Unclog a Toilet||In the latest episode The Handyguys discuss several ways to unclog a toilet. http://youtu.be/wp5pcwVXnAk 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 despair,||3/26/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanE15 Ethanol Mandate||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. - http://youtu.be/hdWCErKR0jc -||3/12/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanHammer Drills: When to use them and why?||A Hammer drill, when equipped with a masonry bit, are designed for drilling into stone, concrete, brick or mortar. When a hammer drill operates it rotates like a normal drill as well as has a forward, hammering, type action.||3/4/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanIpe Deck Maintenance||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 http://youtu.be/v6G2O_ZkCio - Brian's Ipe deck looked great when it was complete.||2/21/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanToolbox Choices||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. - http://youtu.be/n5-h-ss56yk Toolbox Choices Small Portable toolboxes||2/5/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanSmoke alarm no smoke – What to do||It doesn't happen too often but it CAN happen - smoke alarm no smoke. Yes, your smoke alarm can go off when there is no smoke. One possibility is dust. - http://youtu.be/zPX5Z3T3ASs Smoke alarm no smoke||1/29/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanInstalling a faucet and water filter||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. - http://youtu.be/EWj0K9RgMIc Installing a new kitchen Faucet||1/22/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanGarage Cabinets & Garage Organization||Garage Organization Handyguy Brian's garage a disaster, he has a mix of recycled cabinets, home-made shelving, pegboard and cheap, rusty metal shelves. In this episode The Handyguys discuss garage organization and show off their new set. -||1/14/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanElectric Snowblowers||In this episode The Handyguys try out electric snowblowers, discuss advantages of electric versus gas snowblowers, and why they may be the right tool for a homeowner and why they might not be the right tool for some people. - http://youtu.||1/2/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanStocking Stuffers||http://youtu.be/GrywQUFmMLs - The Handyguys discuss inexpensive home improvement stocking stuffers, for the handyguy or handygal in your life, in this new video. Brian Suggests these home improvement stocking stuffers -||12/8/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanWired Networking||http://youtu.be/Oq2KaRKaFMk - Wired networking has been around a long time and has progressed through many topologies and technologies. The Handyguys discuss the advantages of wired networking, when to use wired networking and what the pieces of a com..||11/28/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanSelecting Pneumatic Nailers||http://youtu.be/NbMTWDI3KfA In this show The Handyguys discuss selecting pneumatic nailers also known as nail guns. Nail Gun Choices Below is a listing of different nail guns from small to large to specialty,||11/14/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanAnnouncing Handyguys 2012/13 Season with Home Improvement Videos||http://youtu.be/-aO_vZH20BY Moving to Home Improvement Videos and Youtube Then Handyguys Podcast is now moving primarily to a video format. To get all of our latest content and to see our home improvement videos,||10/24/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanDrought 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|
||CleanBuilding 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|
||CleanWhen 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|
||CleanEnergy 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|
||CleanChainsaw 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|
||CleanPlanting 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|
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.