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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!

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!
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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!

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Episodes

Drought Lawn Care

8/21/2012
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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 time, can encourage fungal diseases that cause discoloration. Water in the early morning so your […] The post Drought Lawn Care appeared first on The Handyguys.

Duration:00:15:28

Building an Azek Cellular PVC Deck

8/16/2012
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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 Handyguy Paul decided not to DIY this Cellular PVC Deck. Listen to the podcast […] The post Building an Azek Cellular PVC Deck appeared first on The Handyguys.

Duration:00:23:05

When to prime before painting

8/7/2012
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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, priming – spot priming or priming the entire surface – and then painting. […] The post When to prime before painting appeared first on The Handyguys.

Duration:00:11:15

Energy Efficient Air Conditioning

7/30/2012
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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. This information will help you choose an energy efficient air conditioning system and keep your current unit running efficiently. Invest in Energy Efficient Air Conditioning with Higher […] The post Energy Efficient Air Conditioning appeared first on The Handyguys.

Duration:00:17:03

Chainsaw Safety

7/9/2012
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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, in the late summer and fall some contend with hurricanes, others tornadoes and may need to put a chainsaw to use for cleanup […] The post Chainsaw Safety appeared first on The Handyguys.

Duration:00:22:50

Planting Grass Seed, Strategies for Success

6/25/2012
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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 these topics. When planting grass, you have several decisions to make: When is the best time […] The post Planting Grass Seed, Strategies for Success appeared first on The Handyguys.

Duration:00:23:01

Preventing wood rot on door jambs and deck posts

6/15/2012
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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 particular the garage door jambs. Brian discusses this problem in general as it relates to any […] The post Preventing wood rot on door jambs and deck posts appeared first on The Handyguys.

Duration:00:21:53

Mailbox post choices

5/21/2012
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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), it’s best to know what choices you have when it comes to choosing a Mailbox Posts. Basically, you want […] The post Mailbox post choices appeared first on The Handyguys.

Duration:00:12:22

Mower maintenance and tips for a better lawn

4/19/2012
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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. Do not begin this new mowing season without changing the oil, sharpening your blades, lubing the joints and checking […] The post Mower maintenance and tips for a better lawn appeared first on The Handyguys.

Duration:00:27:24

Generator Transfer Switches Interlock Devices

4/13/2012
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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 on the show. Generator Transfer Switches Manual transfer switches Manual generator transfer switches are best suited for use with portable generators. […] The post Generator Transfer Switches Interlock Devices appeared first on The Handyguys.

Duration:00:15:29

Renting a Lawn Aerator and avoiding weeds

2/24/2012
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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, that’s not the quick tip. The […] The post Renting a Lawn Aerator and avoiding weeds appeared first on The Handyguys.

Duration:00:01:46

GE Refrigerator Not Cooling Troubleshooting and Repair

2/2/2012
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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). In this audio podcast The Handyguys discuss how to track down the issues. Some common problems with modern refrigerators include: Ice maker does not work Water […] The post GE Refrigerator Not Cooling Troubleshooting and Repair appeared first on The Handyguys.

Duration:00:24:10

Selecting a Portable Generator

12/30/2011
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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 True Value store and you can be up and running quickly with some limitations. […] The post Selecting a Portable Generator appeared first on The Handyguys.

Duration:00:24:55

Lightbulb bans, government intervention and personal choice

12/19/2011
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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 enforcement of the ban. Despite their efforts it seems the ‘ban’ will be move forward. Its not […] The post Lightbulb bans, government intervention and personal choice appeared first on The Handyguys.

Duration:00:25:10

Last Minute Christmas List ideas

12/16/2011
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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, handygirl or anyone else. You must listen to the full podcast for […] The post Last Minute Christmas List ideas appeared first on The Handyguys.

Duration:00:26:14

LED Christmas Lights for Energy Savings

12/9/2011
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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 Return on Investment: LED Holiday Lights. Are they really a good investment? Perhaps, perhaps not! […] The post LED Christmas Lights for Energy Savings appeared first on The Handyguys.

Duration:00:21:16

Hardscaping Options – Concrete, pavers or stamped concrete

11/15/2011
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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. A small stoop can be done in a day with the following day to remove forms and clean […] The post Hardscaping Options – Concrete, pavers or stamped concrete appeared first on The Handyguys.

Duration:00:19:10

Stink Bug Prevention, Control, Removal and Elimination

10/5/2011
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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. Stink bugs come into our houses when the weather cools […] The post Stink Bug Prevention, Control, Removal and Elimination appeared first on The Handyguys.

Duration:00:18:14

Wasp Killer – eliminate wasps around your home

9/5/2011
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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 of attention to the wasps unless they are building a nest very close to people […] The post Wasp Killer – eliminate wasps around your home appeared first on The Handyguys.

Duration:00:19:57

Repairing Plaster Walls and Attaching Things to Plaster Walls

8/15/2011
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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? I have never lived in a home with plaster walls until now and have only heard horror […] The post Repairing Plaster Walls and Attaching Things to Plaster Walls appeared first on The Handyguys.

Duration:00:26:27