Handyman Pros Radio Show

Handyman Pros Radio Show

By Larry and John
Two professional handymen discuss how you can save time, money, and aggravation on home repair, maintenance, and improvements. Our content addresses common problems and challenges of property ownership. Topics include strategies and techniques for home management, do it yourself (DIY) tips and tricks, home technology, maintenance, real estate investing, and more! We value listener feedback, and welcome the opportunity to answer your questions (questions@handymanprosradioshow.com) or join our Facebook group at Handyman Pros. More information is available at handymanprosradioshow.com.
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Action Tip: Switching from heating to AC
This week’s action tip: The handyman pros discuss changing from heat to air conditioning, is it just as simple as changing the thermostat?  Action tips includes information on changing your batteries, switching the fan direction, checking for air leaks, HVAC filters, and more. Questions, Comments, Concerns? Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com, go to our website and leave us a message, join our facebook group @handyman pros, or leave us a voice message (Click Here).
12:46
May 28, 2020
Hiring a Contractor Part 3
Hiring a Contractor Part 3: The Handyman Pros continue the discussion on hiring contractors.  What should you be concerned with and how to avoid potential problems.  This episode discusses the agreement, estimates, and contracts.  Put it in writing. Questions, Comments, Concerns? Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com, go to our website and leave us a message, handymanprosradioshow.com,, or join our facebook group @handyman pros, or leave us a voice message (Click Here).
47:30
May 25, 2020
Action Tip: The Many Uses of Painter Tape
This week’s action tip: The many uses of Painter Tape.  The Handyman Pros have a lively discussion about the uses of Painter’s Tape other than for painting!  From labeling to protection, many uses of painter’s tape, plus an announcement for a contest on the uses for painters tape. Questions, Comments, Concerns? Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com, go to our website and leave us a message, join our facebook group @handyman pros, or leave us a voice message (Click Here).
14:38
May 21, 2020
Interview with Ed Padillia, the founder of the Association of Certified Handyman Professionals.
This episode: An interview with Ed Padillia, the founder of the Association of Handyman Professionals. The Handyman Pros talk with the founder of a national trade organization about contractor professionalism, credibility, customer relationships, and having resources.  Ed brings a unique perspective to the “How to Hire a Contractor” discussion.  Ed has some great advice on selecting handymen, and on how handymen select you as a potential customer! Questions, Comments, Concerns? Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com, go to our website and leave us a message, join our facebook group @handyman pros, or leave us a voice message (Click Here). May 18, 2020
47:12
May 18, 2020
Action Tip: Up on the Roof
This week’s action tip: How to inspect and repair simple roof leaks.  The handyman pros give tips and tricks on doing simple roof repairs, how to determine where the  leak is coming from and how to repair. Questions, Comments, Concerns? Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com, go to our website and leave us a message, join our facebook group @handyman pros, or leave us a voice message (Click Here). May 14, 2020
13:13
May 14, 2020
Hiring and Working with a Contractor Part 2
Hiring a Contractor Part 2: The contractor Pros continue the discussion on hiring contractors.  What should you be concerned with and how to avoid potential problems.  This episode discusses Describing the project, Sourcing contractors, Contacting contractors, and many other important tips for hiring contractors.
35:23
May 11, 2020
Action Tip: Extra Keys
On this action tip edition - a quick discussion of making sure you have extra keys and using a lock box to let others in.This week’s action tip: Having enough Keys Cut.  The handyman pros give a home ownership tip that will keep you from being locked out of your home.  The Pros also discuss access with a key box. Questions, Comments, Concerns? Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com, go to our website and leave us a message, join our facebook group @handyman pros, or leave us a voice message (Click Here).
04:46
May 7, 2020
A Discussion with Chad Carson about a complete home rehab
In this show, The handyman pros have a conversation with Chad Carson from coachcarson.com about his current project, a complete rehab of a 100 year old home that has been converted into a 3 unit apartment. Chad is an entrepreneur, writer, and teacher, who used real estate investing to reach financial independence. Chad's primary business is long term real estate rentals, and his company owns over 100 units. He has remodeled and refurbished many of his units and we interviewed Chad with the goal of learning his process in regards to remodeling/rebuilding. Chad gives some great tips and tricks, Enjoy! If you would like to join the conversation, join our Facebook group @Handyman Pros or send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com
39:32
May 4, 2020
Action Tip: Using a Speed Square As a Saw Guide
This week's action tip: Using a speed square as a saw guide.  The handyman pros give a carpentry tip that ensures square cuts without breaking out the chop saw.  Check out our website, handymanprosradioshow.com, send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com, or join our facebook group @handyman pros
04:26
April 30, 2020
Hiring a Contractor - Part 1
Have you ever asked “How do you hire a good Contractor?” In this episode, Hiring a Contractor, part 1: The Handyman Pros start the discussion on hiring contractors. Critical questions are answered; “What should I be concerned with?” and “How do I avoid potential problems?”. The Pros discussion surrounds the following considerations and more: Scope of project The Pricing Triad – How Time, Quality, and Money are at odds Setting contractor minimum qualifications, and expectations Do you want to work with a small, medium, or large company? License and insurance ramifications. Background checks; Supplied and other techniques. Geography (are they local), National Affiliations, and other relevant factors. Can they provide references? Warranty; Policies and procedures. Questions, Comments, Concerns? Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com, go to our website and leave us a message, handymanprosradioshow.com,, or join our facebook group @handyman pros, or leave us a voice message (Click Here).
33:47
April 27, 2020
Action Tip: Caulking Tips and Tricks
This week's action tip: Caulking tips and tricks.  The handyman pros discuss a quick tip for a technique for caulking in tight places that will save you time and aggravation. Check out our website, HandymanProsRadioShow.com, send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com, or join our facebook group @handyman pros
04:23
April 23, 2020
Announcement: Upcoming Series on Hiring and Working with a Contractor
The Handyman Pros are excited to announce a short series of shows on how to hire and work with a contractor for those larger projects.  Included in the series is an interview with Chad "Coach" Carson.  We will speak with him about his current project, a complete rehab of a 100 year old home that has been converted into a 3 unit apartment and how he is working through this comprehensive project. Dont miss the series!
01:31
April 22, 2020
Tuff Shed - An Interview with Sandy Mowery
In this episode, the Handyman Pros interview Sandy Mowery from Tuff Shed.  Sandy describes the advantages of working with a shed professional and purchasing a shed versus building one.  We have a candid discussion about materials, warranty, construction techniques, and customization.  Check out our website, handymanprosradioshow.com, send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com, or join our facebook group @handyman pros
41:46
April 20, 2020
Action Tip - Working With Powdered Drywall Compound
This week's action tip: Mixing Powdered drywall mud.  The handyman pros talk about tips and tricks for mixing powdered drywall mud.  Tips to keep your drywall projects simple.  Join the Facebook Group @handyman pros.
07:59
April 16, 2020
Sharpen Up - Skill To Help Sharpen Your Tools
Sharpen up, skills to help sharpen your tools.  This week the handyman pros give tips and tricks for sharpening your drill bits and tools.  Sharp tools just work better, learn the basics on sharpening drill bits, chisels, garden tools, and more.  Make your life easier and more efficient!   Join our Facebook group @handyman pros, visit our website, handymanprosradioshow.com, or send us an email at questions@handymanprosradioshow.com.
24:01
April 13, 2020
Action Tip - Using the Fraction Calculator App
This week's action tip: Using the fraction calculator app.  The handyman pros discuss an application on your smartphone that makes is quick and easy to work with fractions. Use your smartphone to help with your construction projects. Join the Facebook Group @handyman pros.
04:26
April 9, 2020
You Put Your TV Where?
You Put Your TV Where?  This week the handyman pros tackle the process of hanging televisions (monitors).  The pros discuss the factors that create a successful and enjoyable TV mount, including The different types of mounts, considerations including location, power availability, access to the cable, and many other tips and tricks.  Join our Facebook group @handyman pros, visit our website, handymanprosradioshow.com, or send us an email at questions@handymanprosradioshow.com.
26:56
April 6, 2020
Action Tip - Removing Smells With Ozone
This week's action tip: Using an Ozone Generator, how to get rid of nasty smells.  Smells, an inevitable fact of owning a home.  From mildew, to grease, to cigarette smoke the Handyman Pros discuss using an Ozone generator to reduce smells.  Join the Facebook Group @handyman pros and visit us at www.handymanradioshow.com
09:07
April 2, 2020
Hanging Around: A Discussion on Hanging Artwork
Hangin around: Tips and tricks for hanging artwork and mirrors.  This week the handyman pros talk about the process of hanging artwork, from planning to execution, the handyman pros give their tips and tricks to help you hang your artwork and achieve the look you desire.  Join our Facebook group @handyman pros, visit our website, handymanprosradioshow.com, or send us an email at questions@handymanprosradioshow.com.
29:17
March 30, 2020
Action Tip - Phone App To Calculate Angles
This week's action tip: Using the angle pro calculator app.  The handyman pros discuss an application on your smartphone that calculates angles. Use your smartphone to help with your construction projects. Join the Facebook Group @handyman pros.  Visit our website, handymanprosradioshow.com, or send us an email at questions@handymanprosradioshow.com.
07:06
March 26, 2020
Lifting Concrete: An Interview with Lift It Rite Concrete Leveling
Hey, Did you know you can lift concrete?  In this episode, the handyman pros interview Matt and Travis from Lift It Rite LLc, https://www.liftitritellc.com/, a company that specializes in lifting concrete slabs, foundations, and more.  Travis and Matt explain the process of lifting concrete slabs, and how you benefit by not having to replace your sunken concrete slabs.  Don't replace it, Lift It Rite.  Join our Facebook group @handyman pros, visit our website, handymanprosradioshow.com, or send us an email at questions@handymanprosradioshow.com.
34:04
March 23, 2020
Action Tip - Free Time On Your Hands
This week's action tip: An opportunity to use your unanticipated time off; use this time to create your home’s to-do list.  The handyman pros discuss many items you should start taking action on today.  Join the Facebook Group @handyman pros. www.handymanprosradioshow.com
07:42
March 19, 2020
What Wood You Do - Discussion on Fixing a Hardwood Floor
In this episode, the handyman pros discuss the repair of a hardwood floor.  Included are tips and tricks for sourcing hardwood flooring, removal of hardwood planks, installation of hardwood planks, applying a finish to the repair, and more.  Also in this episode, from the email bag, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com, tips and tricks for maintaining your home when traveling for an extended period of time.  Check out our website, handymanprosradioshow.com.
31:59
March 16, 2020
Action Tip: Drilling Through Tile
This week's action tip: Drilling Through Tile.   Use the right drill for the application and and learn how to drill the hole right the first time.   Join the Facebook Group @handyman pros.
05:02
March 12, 2020
An Interview With Tim Harman of "You Can, Man" DIY Podcast
This week the Handyman Pros interview Tim Harman from the You Can, Man podcast.  Tim is a kindred spirit and discusses several of his home repair projects along with the You Can, Man Podcast.  We discuss load bearing walls, DIY, Ford Bronco’s and more. For more information, join our Facebook group, Handyman Pros, or go to Handymanprosradioshow.com.
41:07
March 9, 2020
Action Tip - The Multi Purpose Hotel Key Card
This week's action tip: the multi purpose hotel key card.   From spreading wood filler to scraping ice off your windshield, learn some of the uses for old key cards from the handyman pros.  Join the Facebook Group @handyman pros.
07:04
March 5, 2020
Knock Knock - Interior Doors
Interior doors don't close properly? The handyman pros help you DIY  diagnose your interior door problems and give you some actionable tips and tricks for repairing or replacing an interior door. For more information, join our Facebook group, Handyman Pros, or go to Handymanprosradioshow.com.
31:01
March 2, 2020
Action Tip: Using a Threadlocker to Make Sure Your Towel Racks Stay Tight
The handyman pros help a listener tackle towel racks that continue to come loose by using a threadlocker.     We appreciate the questions and please keep them coming.   Send us your questions to questions@handymanprosradioshow.com or go to our website, Handyman Pros Radio Show and drop us a line
05:59
February 27, 2020
Landlording a Millennial Way: An Interview with Joel Larsgaard
The handyman pros interview Joel Larsgaard from HowToMoney.com.  Joel is a young multi talented guy who works  full time in broadcasting (producer of the Clark Howard Show),  has his own podcast, and has rental properties.  We talk about rental and property ownership.  Joel brings a great perspective on process, budgeting, and do it yourself maintenance.   For more information, go to handymanprosradioshow.com or send us an email questions@handymanprosradioshow.com
37:05
February 24, 2020
Action Tip: From the email Bag - Tip on Driving Small Nails
The handyman pros answer a question from the email bag on how to make driving small nails easier and safer.     We appreciate the questions and please keep them coming.   Send us your questions to questions@handymanprosradioshow.com or go to our website, Handyman Pros Radio Show and drop us a line
04:52
February 20, 2020
Flush Gordon - Discussion of Rebuilding Toilets and More
Flush Gordon!  This week the handyman pros discuss rebuilding toilets.  This weeks tip of the week has to do with a plumbing product: sharkbites.
25:01
February 17, 2020
Action Tip: Testing out Your Sump Pump
The Handyman Pros discuss a tip on sump pumps and testing them out before you face trouble with the wet weather.
08:19
February 13, 2020
House It Going - Tips On Selling Your House With an Interview of Pam Evans, Associate Broker
House it going (going, gone)!   A tips and tricks discussion about selling your home, featuring Pam Evans of Hello Pam Evans real estate.  Does the thought of selling your home overwhelm you?  This week, the Handyman Pros talk with a real estate professional about the process of getting your home ready to sell.  We interview Pam Evans of Hello Pam Evans Real Estate. Pam offers some awesome tips and tricks along with strategies to help you sell your home for top dollar. Don’t forget to visit our website for blog posts and video content: handymanprosradioshow.com
33:18
February 10, 2020
Actionable Tip: Starting a Fire
The handyman pros discuss a challenge encountered while trying to start a fire;  How do you get a "draft" started?   The Pros give a tip that really works!  Send us your questions to questions@handymanprosradioshow.com or go to our website, https://handymanprosradioshow.com/contact-us/ and drop us a line.
03:20
February 6, 2020
So . .You Want To Make Millions - Let's Discuss Rental Properties
So you want to make millions, this week the handyman pros talk about rental properties.  As handymen, both of the pros do a tremendous amount of work for landlords.  They share tips and tricks on rental property ownership.
28:23
February 3, 2020
Actionable Tip of The Week: Cleaning off Air Returns
With the Superbowl coming up and friends coming over, it's time to clean off your air return vents in your house and check your outlets.   Check out the podcast and our website at ww.handymanprosradioshow.com 
02:58
January 30, 2020
Inspector Clouseau: An Interview With a Home Inspector
Inspector Clouseau, This week the Handyman Pros welcome guest Chris Kennedy of Kennedy Home Inspections. The Handyman Pros discuss the ins and outs of home inspections, discuss the value of home inspections, share stories, and get valuable insight from the home inspectors point of view. Check out our website, handymanprosradioshow.com
35:22
January 27, 2020
Action Tip of the Week: Stay Warm
The Arctic Express has covered most of the country, the Handyman Pros give some actionable tips on sealing your home to stop drafts, and some suggestions for heating small spaces. Check out our website, handymanprosradioshow.com
07:08
January 23, 2020
First Time Homebuyer
This week the Handyman Pros discuss an HVAC question that led into a discussion about first time home buying.  John and Larry share their unique perspective on being a first time homeowner, tips and tricks that can help you avoid aggravation.
27:10
January 20, 2020
Actionable Tip: Weather Preparedness
As a result of the recent storms, the Handyman Pros decided to give some tips and tricks for adverse weather preparedness.  
04:09
January 16, 2020
New Segments We Said We Would Do
We are finally going to do the new segments we said we were going to do! The handyman pros have been talking about new segments for months, would you like to hear some? This week the handyman pros incorporate two new segments into the show, In the News, and a Technology segment. Smart home systems are discussed and some new technologies that are in the news that will have a dramatic impact on construction and home ownership.
31:05
January 13, 2020
Out With The Old And In With The New
Out with the old, in with the new With the new year starting, what is on your list for this year? This week the handyman pros have a lively and candid discussion about planning for the new year, maintenance items, upgrades to your home, time and money, and the maintenance log. From the email bag, a question about painting.
30:02
January 6, 2020
Season 2 Intro
Handyman Pros Radio Show trailer for season 2.  What to expect, new segments, and exciting guests. 
01:04
January 2, 2020
Auld Lang Syne and Hello To 2020
Auld Lang Syne.  The handyman pros sing auld lang syne (no not really!) and discuss the year in review, tips on dumpsters and trash, getting rid of paint smells, and fixing scratches in hardwood floors.  The Pros also tease you with some of the exciting new segments that will be coming in season 2.
26:21
December 30, 2019
Toys In The Attic - Storage and Containers
Toys in the Attic!  The handyman pros have a discussion about storage containers and systems.  The Pros review a Bluetooth headset and answer an email question about faucets for DIY and home improvement
30:59
December 23, 2019
Tools Discussion Part III of III
We could have nailed it, but screw it! We could go on for hours. the handyman pros continue the discussion on tools, this time focusing on more specialty tools that can save time and help speed your project completion times
31:31
December 16, 2019
More Power! - Tools Part II
We could have nailed it, but screw it, more power!  The handyman pros have a continuing discussion about tools with a focus on power tools.  Larry and John discuss their must have power tools that make up a homeowner kit.
29:40
December 9, 2019
We Could Have Nailed It - But Screw It
We could have nailed it but screw it!  With the holidays coming, and gift ideas, the handyman pros discuss the basic tools that every homeowner needs.  The handyman Pros Question of the week: considerations for lighting and light bulbs.
37:11
December 2, 2019
Coming up - Discussion of Tools for the Holidays
What to get that handy person for the holidays?  The handyman Pros will be having a 3 part series to discuss the most common and useful tools for that special person doing DIY or home improvement.
00:37
November 27, 2019
Turkey Trot
The Turkey Trot; Having guests over for Thanksgiving?  This week the handyman pros discuss tips and tricks for maintaining your kitchen.  The handyman pros question of the week: Shower head pressure, tips and tricks on how to fix a shower head with poor pressure
29:59
November 25, 2019
Aunt Millie Got Run Over by a Reindeer
Safety Safety Aunt Millie got run over by a reindeer, safety concerns in having guests over for the holidays?  This week the handyman pros discuss safety concerns and maintenance tips around the home.  The handyman pros question of the week: Pressure Reducing Valve (PRV).  Tips and tricks on how to identify a faulty PRV, and the implications of ignoring the problem.
31:33
November 18, 2019
Hiring a Handyman
Hiring a handyman?  This week the handyman pros discuss some of the issues involved in hiring a qualified handyman and or contractor.  Our actionable quick tip: Changing the color of your bathroom fixtures from gold to oil rubbed bronze.
29:41
November 11, 2019
He Shed, She Shed - Let’s Talk Sheds
Considering a She Shed, a storage shed, or extra space to clean out your garage?  This week the handyman pros discuss planning, strategy and the concerns of shed installation.  Our actionable quick tip: a technique that helps drive screws into hardwood. The handyman pros also discuss one of their favorite tools, the oscillating multi tool; how it can save you time, energy, and frustration.
34:44
November 4, 2019
Creep It Real This Halloween
In celebration of Halloween, the handyman pros tell some scary stories from the field.  Bats, rats, electrical and plumbing nightmares. A lighthearted discussion of things to look out for in working on your projects.  Many actionable tips to avoid potential problems.
22:21
October 28, 2019
Heating and Air - The Hot and the Cold of It
This week the handyman pros discuss a high level overview of the common Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems found in homes.  What to look for and what to avoid along with actionable tips helping you maintain your HVAC system.  In addition, we reach into the mail bag to answer a question on staining and protecting your deck.
28:05
October 21, 2019
Slinging mud - Wallboard repairs
This week the handyman pros discuss small drywall repairs, a specialized tool for flooring trim work and a story from the field (John’s house).
31:46
October 14, 2019
Dark Side of Wood Rot
This week the Handyman Pros discuss wood rot and wood rot repair, winterizing your home, and a tool segment on small electric blowers.
26:01
October 7, 2019
Color Your World - Painting and Paint Preparation
This week the handyman pros discuss painting and paint preparation, the paint spinner tool, and taping procedure to prevent paint bleed through.
24:49
September 30, 2019
The Uninvited - Screened in Porches and HVAC Filters
This week the handyman pros discuss screening in a porch, HVAC filtration, Lake Lanier, and fire extinguishers.
32:47
September 23, 2019
Who The Heck Are These Guys
In this episode - Your hosts, Larry and John, bring you a candid and enjoyable discussion about their backgrounds, experiences and why they became professional handymen .  They will lay out the ground work for this podcast series.  Topics will include home maintenance and property management skills, do it yourself tips and tricks, and purchasing strategies for real estate investing.
27:22
September 11, 2019