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Looking to pick up some DIY skills quickly? Chuck and Sean from Toolmonger.com -- the web's first tool blog -- walk you through easy projects you can take on in about the time it takes to drink a beer. Easy!

Looking to pick up some DIY skills quickly? Chuck and Sean from Toolmonger.com -- the web's first tool blog -- walk you through easy projects you can take on in about the time it takes to drink a beer. Easy!
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Looking to pick up some DIY skills quickly? Chuck and Sean from Toolmonger.com -- the web's first tool blog -- walk you through easy projects you can take on in about the time it takes to drink a beer. Easy!

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English


Episodes

One Beer Projects: Repairing Wood Surfaces

8/24/2007
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Grab a bottle (or can) of your favorite brew and learn how fix some common problems with wood surfaces — like when you forgot and left your beer sitting on your nightstand too long. We’re not promising that you’ll be able to repair peeled-up stain, but we will walk you through some ways to remove white rings, stick down bubbling [...]

Duration:00:10:21

One Beer Projects: Fixing Simple Problems With Your Dryer

8/17/2007
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Grab a bottle (or can) of your favorite brew and learn how troubleshoot and fix most of the simple problems with your clothes dryer. We’ll walk you through how to figure out what’s wrong, which is ninety percent of the battle in making it right. Relax — it’s a lot easier than you think it [...]

Duration:00:08:45

One Beer Projects: Winterizing/Storing Your Bike

7/27/2007
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Grab a bottle (or can) of your favorite brew and learn how to put your motorcycle away for the winter — or stick it in a storage unit for a few years — without screwing it up. We’ll talk you through the whole process, including retrieving it next spring. (Podcast Download)

Duration:00:09:56

One Beer Projects: De-Badging Your Truck

6/29/2007
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After a short break, we’re back with more weekly one-beer-easy projects. So grab a bottle (or can) of your favorite brew and learn how to remove those ugly emblems from your truck. Start with the ones the dealer adds. They’re not paying you for advertising, right? We’ll talk you through the whole process. (Podcast [...]

Duration:00:06:52

One Beer Projects: Staining Your Fence

5/18/2007
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Grab a beer and learn how to stain your fence. A properly-stained fence not only looks nice, it also lasts much longer. We’ll talk you through the whole process. (Podcast Download)

Duration:00:10:52

One Beer Projects: Doing Your Own Brakes

5/16/2007
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Grab a beer (OK, maybe a couple) and learn how to do your own brake job and save a ton of cash. It’ll take longer than most of our projects, but look at it this way: you can build yourself a small bar for what you’ll save. We’ll talk you through finding the parts and [...]

Duration:00:13:22

One Beer Projects: Balancing Your A/C For The Summer

5/9/2007
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Grab a beer and learn how to balance your A/C for the summertime, cooling down those warm room and warming up the cold ones. It’s much easier than it sounds, and you can totally do it yourself; we’ll talk you through mapping your system, installing gates, and smoothing out kinks. (Podcast Download)

Duration:00:10:12

One Beer Projects: Installing A Dimmer Switch

5/4/2007
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Grab a beer and learn how to replace standard switches with dimmers — a great way to “set the mood” without breaking the bank. We’ll talk you through identifying the type of dimmer you’ll need and installing it. (Podcast Download)

Duration:00:09:41

One Beer Projects: Selecting And Installing Pegboard

4/26/2007
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Grab a beer and learn how to select and install pegboard in your shop. We’ll talk you though finding ‘board stout enough to hold your tools and help you avoid some of the common mistakes in tacking it up. (Podcast Download)

Duration:00:08:15

One Beer Projects: Seeding Your Lawn For The Spring

4/20/2007
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Grab a beer and learn how to painlessly seed your lawn this spring so you’ll have a great looking yard all through the summer. We’ll talk you through selecting the right kit and picking up the necessary equipment — which is easier and cheap than ever thanks to modern “lawn kits.” (Podcast Download)

Duration:00:07:28

One Beer Projects: Planning Your Car’s 30K/60K Service

4/18/2007
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Grab a beer and learn how to plan your car’s 30K/60K mile service, avoiding the traps of dealer package deals to do the job right — and on the cheap. We’ll talk you through compiling the real list of required maintenance from your car’s service schedule then help you decide which parts you can do [...]

Duration:00:15:04

One Beer Projects: Fixing A Leaky Faucet

4/13/2007
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Grab a beer and learn how to replace that annoying leaky faucet. Sure, you could take it all apart and try to replace the “washer” — assuming it has a washer, which many now don’t — but why bother when you can replace the whole faucet for around $20 in ten minutes? We’ll walk you [...]

Duration:00:08:09

One Beer Projects: Framing, Matting, And Hanging A Picture For Cheap

4/11/2007
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Grab a beer and learn how to do your own custom framing work for a quarter of the cost of taking it to a pro. We walk you step-by-step through finding mat board and frames on the cheap, cutting your own mat, and mounting your material the easy way. (Podcast Download)

Duration:00:11:38

One Beer Projects: Fixing Your Sprinkler System

4/6/2007
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Grab a beer and learn how to fix your lawn sprinkler system. We take you step-by-step through patching up leaks, replacing busted heads, and all sorts of other pesky irrigation problems. (Podcast Download)

Duration:00:07:55

One Beer Projects: Selecting a BBQ Grill

4/4/2007
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Grab a beer and learn how to select the best BBQ grill for your situation and budget. We walk you through the decisions you’ll make — like “gas or charcoal?” and “how much are these things worth?” — so you can spend less time at the store and more time shootin’ the bull around the grill. [...]

Duration:00:12:59

One Beer Projects: Adjusting Your Garage Door and Fixing It When You Didn’t

3/30/2007
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Grab a beer and learn how to properly maintain your garage door to avoid disaster… and how to fix it when you forget. Admittedly, fixing it is probably more like a two or three beer project, but hey — you gotta do what you gotta do. (Podcast Download)

Duration:00:15:37

One Beer Projects: Not Getting Screwed at the Auto Repair Shop

3/28/2007
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Grab a beer and learn how to avoid getting screwed when you take your car in for repair work. We walk you through checking parts prices, locating labor book rates, and other ways to keep things “honest.” (Podcast Download)

Duration:00:13:22

One Beer Projects: Patching a Cheap “Builder” Fence

3/23/2007
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Grab a beer and learn how to fix that broken fence. Anyone who’s bought a new home knows that the fence the builder gives you will only last a year or two. We’ll tell you how to patch it up to last a bit longer. (Podcast Download)

Duration:00:08:14

One Beer Projects: Installing a Ceiling Fan

3/21/2007
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Grab a beer and learn how to install a ceiling fan in no time flat. Ceiling fans look great, and they lower utility bills by circulating hot and cold air throughout the room. And considering that we found one this week on sale at the local big-box for less than $30 complete with a remote, [...]

Duration:00:08:51

One Beer Projects: Fixing a Hole in the Wall

1/31/2007
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Grab a beer and learn how to fix holes in drywall – and regain domestic harmony – in under 10 minutes. (Podcast Download)

Duration:00:05:07