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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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Wire Rack and Shelving Systems
The Handyman Pros discuss wire rack shelving.  Included are tips and tricks on installing adjustable wire rack systems for your closets, laundry rooms, or garages.  Great information on how to choose the right system for your organizational needs. Subscribe to our free newsletter, https://handymanprosradioshow.com/newsletter-signup/ Join our facebook group @handyman pros Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com.
21:35
August 08, 2022
Multiple Trip Jobs, the Realities, and Managing Expectations
How many jobs have you had that require multiple trips?  Jobs like drywall, tile, paint, trips that require “Dry” time.  In this episode the Handyman Pros discuss the realities of these types of jobs, factors out of your control, and managing expectations. Subscribe to our free newsletter, https://handymanprosradioshow.com/newsletter-signup/ Join our facebook group @handyman pros Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com.
28:16
August 01, 2022
Safety Glasses: Some Thoughts
Larry destroyed his glasses on a job site, so he decided to buy some specialized safety glasses for the jobsite.  We thought we would have a discussion about safety glasses, options, and things you might not be aware of.  Included is a website, https://rx-safety.com/, where you can customize your safety eyewear. Subscribe to our free newsletter, https://handymanprosradioshow.com/newsletter-signup/ Join our facebook group @handyman pros Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com.
19:03
July 25, 2022
Neighbors and Your Jobsite Projects
Ever had a neighbor come up to you on a jobsite?  The Handyman Pros want to relate a recent experience on a jobsite.  Most of the time, this is a referral opportunity, but…. There’s always one!  A great story on how to deal with difficult neighbors on the jobsite. Subscribe to our free newsletter, https://handymanprosradioshow.com/newsletter-signup/ Join our facebook group @handyman pros Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com.
17:00
July 18, 2022
First Aid Kits: Why They are Important and Some Awesome Ideas
Recently, the Handyman Pros had an incident where they needed their first aid kit.  We wanted to share some ideas on why you need a first aid kit and some practical additions for your kit.  Included are real life examples of what you need, what we use most, and some potential additions that can save you a lot of pain. Subscribe to our free newsletter, https://handymanprosradioshow.com/newsletter-signup/ Join our facebook group @handyman pros Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com.
15:37
July 11, 2022
Happy Fourth of July
In this episode the Handyman Pros wish you a happy Fourth of July including some of our best tips and tricks. Subscribe to our free newsletter, https://handymanprosradioshow.com/newsletter-signup/ Join our facebook group @handyman pros Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com.
08:08
July 04, 2022
An Announcement
The handyman pros have an announcement, give it a listen. Subscribe to our free newsletter, https://handymanprosradioshow.com/newsletter-signup/ Join our facebook group @handyman pros Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com.
04:43
June 30, 2022
Massive French Door Restoration
In this episode the Handyman Pros discuss a recent job: Restoring a massive set of custom French Doors with stained glass inserts.  We discuss the pre planning, the execution, unknowns, and outcome of this job.  Included are our takeaways.  Click here for the video  Subscribe to our free newsletter, https://handymanprosradioshow.com/newsletter-signup/ Join our facebook group @handyman pros Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com.
39:35
June 27, 2022
Ice Pack Hacks
Hot weather is here, time for some simple solutions to create your own Ice Packs. Subscribe to our free newsletter, https://handymanprosradioshow.com/newsletter-signup/ Join our facebook group @handyman pros Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com.
05:29
June 23, 2022
7 “Need to Know” Things about Your Home and Property
In this episode, the Handyman Pros discuss 7 critical aspects of your property, why they are important, and how they can save you time, money, and aggravation!  These are need to know tips that can reduce your liability, increase your safety, and enhance your abilities to head off trouble. Subscribe to our free newsletter, https://handymanprosradioshow.com/newsletter-signup/ Join our facebook group @handyman pros Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com.
32:41
June 20, 2022
Ryobi Mister Fan Review
John wanted to cool off, so he bought the Ryobi Mister Fan.  Thought we would do a review. Subscribe to our free newsletter, https://handymanprosradioshow.com/newsletter-signup/ Join our facebook group @handyman pros Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com.
08:04
June 16, 2022
Is your Deck a Ticking Time Bomb?
Deck collapses are more common than you might think, and many of them cause injury and death.  This episode gives some tips on how to determine if your deck needs some reinforcement!  Included in the discussion are the common causes for failure including attachment to the ledger board and fastener failure.  If you have a deck, this is a must listen. Subscribe to our free newsletter, https://handymanprosradioshow.com/newsletter-signup/ Join our facebook group @handyman pros Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com.
18:14
June 13, 2022
Cover Plate Numbering
Today’s action tip will make your future electrical projects simpler.  When you shut off an electrical breaker, put the number of the breaker on the gover plate of the outlet or switch.  This simple tip can save you many minutes of searching through your electrical panel box. Subscribe to our free newsletter, https://handymanprosradioshow.com/newsletter-signup/ Join our facebook group @handyman pros Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com.
05:52
June 09, 2022
10 Renovation Trends
Ever wonder what are some trends in the home remodeling space?  In this episode the Handyman Pros put forth 10 trends in the home renovation world.  Included are “smart” homes, small job big impact, and saving money, and 7 other topics. Subscribe to our free newsletter, https://handymanprosradioshow.com/newsletter-signup/ Join our facebook group @handyman pros Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com
26:06
June 06, 2022
Leave Behinds
This episode is a discussion about marketing leave behinds, simple gifts that can influence your customers for years! Subscribe to our free newsletter, https://handymanprosradioshow.com/newsletter-signup/ Join our facebook group @handyman pros Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com.
07:50
June 02, 2022
The Handyman Pros Do and Review a Barn Repair
Larry and John actually work as handymen. This episode is a discussion about a recent barn repair job, the planning for the job, and the challenges faced.  Great lessons learned. Subscribe to our free newsletter, https://handymanprosradioshow.com/newsletter-signup/ Join our facebook group @handyman pros Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com.
28:01
May 30, 2022
Facebook Synergy
In our efforts to bring content to our audience, we are promoting our Facebook page as a means of offering up content ideas and a sense of community to our listeners. Subscribe to our free newsletter, https://handymanprosradioshow.com/newsletter-signup/ Join our facebook group @handyman pros Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com.
06:07
May 26, 2022
Coping with Rising Material Prices
If you haven’t done anything in construction in a while, materials are not as readily available as they were and or should be.  This episode is a candid discussion on understanding how the material shortage affects your project.  Included are some tips and tricks that can help to “fix” the supply side problems. Subscribe to our free newsletter, https://handymanprosradioshow.com/newsletter-signup/ Join our facebook group @handyman pros Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com.
20:41
May 23, 2022
Premature Pressure Treated Failure
John was out doing a fence repair, and came on pieces of eco friendly pressure treated wood that failed prematurely.  We want to know if anyone else has had this type of failure. Subscribe to our free newsletter, https://handymanprosradioshow.com/newsletter-signup/ Join our facebook group @handyman pros Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com.
09:21
May 19, 2022
What You Need to Know about The Handyman Pros Radio Show
In this episode the Handyman Pros review and organize the content we have already produced (more than 260 Episodes).  Included are the categories we have used to give organization.  With the large amount of content, we wanted to describe what we have done to make it easier for you to access relevant topics. Subscribe to our free newsletter, https://handymanprosradioshow.com/newsletter-signup/ Join our facebook group @handyman pros Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com.
22:14
May 16, 2022
Home Advisor Charged with Cheating Businesses
The Handyman Pros have a discussion about an article from the Federal Trade Commission FTC Charges HomeAdvisor, Inc. with Cheating Businesses, Including Small Businesses, Seeking Leads for Home Improvement Projects | Federal Trade Commission Subscribe to our free newsletter, https://handymanprosradioshow.com/newsletter-signup/ Join our facebook group @handyman pros Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com
12:40
May 12, 2022
What it takes to entice the next generation to plumbing
We read an interesting article in Plumber magazine about enticing the next generation into the trades.  We discuss this article and some of the videos that Pfister and Ridgid have created. Subscribe to our free newsletter, https://handymanprosradioshow.com/newsletter-signup/ Join our facebook group @handyman pros Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com. What It Takes to Entice the Next Generation to… | Plumber Magazine
21:24
May 09, 2022
Free Spring Break Maintenance Checklist
John and Larry are looking to give away our spring maintenance checklist!  Subscribe to the newsletter and receive a free checklist! Subscribe to our free newsletter, https://handymanprosradioshow.com/newsletter-signup/ Join our facebook group @handyman pros Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com.
03:60
May 05, 2022
Cause and Effect: Looking Deeper
Decisions have consequences.  The handyman pros postulate on decisions you make and what some of the long term, deep consequences can mean to you, your home and your wallet! Subscribe to our free newsletter, https://handymanprosradioshow.com/newsletter-signup/ Join our facebook group @handyman pros Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com
19:50
May 02, 2022
Our Florida Trips
John and Larry talk about spring break, where they went, what they saw, and the fun they had! Subscribe to our free newsletter, https://handymanprosradioshow.com/newsletter-signup/ Join our facebook group @handyman pros Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com.
12:37
April 28, 2022
Internet Marketing with Nick Loper From the Side Hustle Nation
We interviewed Nick Loper of the Side Hustle Show and had a great conversation about local internet marketing and the opportunities for Side Hustles in general.  We dived into marketing detail and discussed the “must haves” for local internet marketing. Subscribe to our free newsletter, https://handymanprosradioshow.com/newsletter-signup/ Join our facebook group@handyman pros Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com.
47:41
April 25, 2022
Using Siri as a Note Taker
Using technology to keep yourself organized is of great benefit.  The Handyman Pros discuss the advantages of using Siri to create and maintain lists for materials acquisitions. Subscribe to our free newsletter, https://handymanprosradioshow.com/newsletter-signup/ Join our facebook group @handyman pros Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com.
04:20
April 21, 2022
Building a rolling gate for your deck
Larry and John describe the step by step procedure for building and installing a hidden rolling gate for your deck.  A rolling gate gives you the opportunity to limit access to and from your deck with a limited amount of lost floorspace on the deck itself.  It’s the pocket door of the deck. Subscribe to our free newsletter, https://handymanprosradioshow.com/newsletter-signup/ Join our facebook group @handyman pros Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com.
21:13
April 18, 2022
Georgia Bill on Roofing Replacement
This episode discusses a proposed Georgia Bill that proposes that roofs need to be completely replaced when damaged.  Such laws already exist in other states.  It’s never a bad idea to check local regulations Subscribe to our free newsletter, https://handymanprosradioshow.com/newsletter-signup/ Join our facebook group @handyman pros Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com.
06:47
April 14, 2022
Trade Show Do’s and Don’ts
In a recent trip to the Atlanta Home Show, John and Larry offer up some tips on what to do, and what not to do if you are attending a trade show as a vendor or as a consumer. Subscribe to our free newsletter, https://handymanprosradioshow.com/newsletter-signup/ Join our facebook group @handyman pros Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com.
23:59
April 11, 2022
Using Battery Powered Lighting
This episode discusses the pros and cons of battery powered lighting and how a remote can help solve an otherwise expensive update. Subscribe to our free newsletter, https://handymanprosradioshow.com/newsletter-signup/ Join our facebook group@handyman pros Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com.
07:33
April 07, 2022
Building a Rolling Base for Your Grill
Have you had a grill where the wheels either don’t roll or refuse to turn (caster)?  John created a new base for his grill, installing new casters and creating extra storage space under his grill.  This is a great DIY project that can solve the wheel problem on your grill. Subscribe to our free newsletter, https://handymanprosradioshow.com/newsletter-signup/ Join our facebook group @handyman pros Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com.
19:37
April 04, 2022
Big Box Applications for Your Phone
This episode is all about saving time and effort when searching for building products in big box stores.  The free store apps fit the bill! Subscribe to our free newsletter, https://handymanprosradioshow.com/newsletter-signup/ Join our facebook group @handyman pros Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com.
07:14
March 31, 2022
Atlanta Home Show 2022
John and Larry recently attended the Atlanta Home Show.  We did a recap of the show and discussed some of the vendors that were at the show. Subscribe to our free newsletter, https://handymanprosradioshow.com/newsletter-signup/ Join our facebook group @handyman pros Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com.
32:16
March 28, 2022
Lighting Pilot Light
Pilot light won’t light?  The handyman pros walk you through how to light a pilot light.  Also included are some tips and tricks to diagnose your problems. Subscribe to our free newsletter, https://handymanprosradioshow.com/newsletter-signup/ Join our facebook group @handyman pros Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com.
07:27
March 24, 2022
Under Deck Drainage System
Recently, Larry installed a dry space system under a deck.  John wanted to know more, so we discussed the details of installing an under deck drainage system. Subscribe to our free newsletter, https://handymanprosradioshow.com/newsletter-signup/ Join our facebook group @handyman pros Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com.
27:14
March 21, 2022
The Importance of reading the Instruction Manual
Larry and John offer up a key tip that can help you save time, money, and aggravation when installing something new.  Reading the instruction manual the night before helps you fully prepare for the job at hand! Subscribe to our free newsletter, https://handymanprosradioshow.com/newsletter-signup/ Join our facebook group @handyman pros Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com.
09:01
March 17, 2022
California to Limit Natural Gas Hookups in new homes
We came across an article in which the California Energy Commission wants to ban natural gas hookups in new construction.  Larry and John discuss the ramifications of the new regulations in California limiting natural gas hookups in new construction. Subscribe to our free newsletter, https://handymanprosradioshow.com/newsletter-signup/ Join our facebook group @handyman pros Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com.
17:54
March 14, 2022
How do I fix Round Deck Balusters
This episode is dedicated to those with round deck balusters that are loose and falling off of the mounts! Subscribe to our free newsletter, https://handymanprosradioshow.com/newsletter-signup/ Join our facebook group @handyman pros Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com.
10:29
March 10, 2022
Engaging with Customers on Social Media: An Article Review
John was doing his usual Sunday Morning research, reading trade papers, and came across an interesting article in a plumbing trade magazine on engaging customers on social media.  We discuss the article and add some unique twists of our own. Sign up for our free Newsletter, https://handymanprosradioshow.com/newsletter-signup/ Join our facebook group @handyman pros Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com
25:11
March 07, 2022
Keeping your tool belt pockets clean
This week’s action tip gives a simple solution to the problems associated with pockets in tool belts and bags.  John figured this one out by himself, a bit of brilliance!  Put ziplock bags in your pockets, wrap them over the tool belt pocket.  Simple, effective, and inexpensive. Sign up for our free Newsletter, https://handymanprosradioshow.com/newsletter-signup/ Join our Facebook group @handyman pros Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com
06:46
March 03, 2022
Final wrap up with Entrepreneur and Handyman Alan Stephenson from 911 Handyman
This episode discusses solutions to the challenges of a Handyman business including marketing, hiring, networking, and more. Go to our website, handymanprosradioshow.com and subscribe to our newsletter, join our facebook group @handyman pros, or send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com.
44:14
February 28, 2022
Ever Lose A Bluetooth Device? Let's Find It
Have you ever lost a bluetooth device and wondered if there is a way to find it?  Larry and John discuss an App that does just that!  (John found his FitBit with this app) Sign up for our free Newsletter, https://handymanprosradioshow.com/newsletter-signup/ Join our Facebook group @handyman pros Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com,
05:55
February 24, 2022
Building out an ADA Bedroom/Bathroom Suite
Larry finished an ADA bedroom/bathroom suite for a VIP.  We thought we might share some insight into building a handicapped bathroom and bedroom suite.  Included are discussions on planning, including how to tape out the “flow” of the room, product selection criteria and unique products that are available, and some construction techniques. Sign up for our Free Newsletter, https://handymanprosradioshow.com/newsletter-signup/ Join our facebook group @handyman pros Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com
45:36
February 21, 2022
A Great Safety Tip on Tagging Breakers and other Equipment
Be safe when working within your own home and other homes.  We discuss tagging breakers and other equipment that can cause serious injury. Go to our website, handymanprosradioshow.com and subscribe to our newsletter, join our facebook group @handyman pros, or send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com.
07:55
February 17, 2022
Entrepreneur and Handyman Alan Stephenson from 911 Handyman, part 2
This episode will discuss the specifics of starting a handyman business and includes tips and tricks on planning, accounting, systems and processes and more! Go to our website, handymanprosradioshow.com and subscribe to our newsletter, join our facebook group @handyman pros, or send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com.
44:56
February 14, 2022
Material prices are rising!
The handyman pros discuss the rising cost of building materials and the uncertainty of actually finding the materials you need to do your home projects. Go to our website, handymanprosradioshow.com and subscribe to our newsletter, join our facebook group @handyman pros, or send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com.
07:43
February 10, 2022
Entrepreneur and Handyman Alan Stephenson from 911 Handyman.
In This episode Alan Stephenson talks about his background, his qualifications, and why he got into the trades businesses all while running a financial planning business and battling cancer. Go to our website, handymanprosradioshow.com and subscribe to our newsletter, join our facebook group @handyman pros, or send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com.
38:22
February 07, 2022
The shortage of White Oak, and what it means to you!
The handyman pros came on an article of real significance: White Oak (the material used to make whiskey barrels) is not sustainable (supply cannot keep up with demand).  Of all the “In the news” segments, this is the single most important! Go to our website, handymanprosradioshow.com and subscribe to our newsletter, join our facebook group @handyman pros, or send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com.
06:39
February 03, 2022
Chip and Joanna Gaines’s Magnolia Network Cancels the show “Home Work”.
In this episode the Handyman Pros have a discussion about Chip and Johanna Gaines’s Magnolia Network recently canceling and then reinstating the show “Home Work”.   This is our synopsis and interpretation of the lessons to be learned Go to our website, handymanprosradioshow.com and subscribe to our newsletter, join our facebook group @handyman pros, or send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com
20:20
January 31, 2022
Plumbing Grease
This week's action tip can save you time and aggravation when working with your plumbing.  Work with the right products when installing gaskets and rubber products, in this case plumbing grease, a product designed to not degrade gaskets, giving years of sealing power! Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com, Check out our website handymanprosradioshow.com and subscribe to our newsletter, lots of great inside information on maintenance, upcoming shows and events and more, Join our facebook group @handyman pros, or follow us on twitter @handyman radio.
07:22
January 27, 2022
How to Attract Busy Contractors to Your Home Remodel
This episode is all about attracting quality contractors for your home remodel.  The Handyman Pros give some tips and tricks on behaviors and activities that will attract contractors. Questions, Comments, Concerns? Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com, Check out our website handymanprosradioshow.com and subscribe to our newsletter, lots of great inside information on maintenance, upcoming shows and events and more, Join our facebook group @handyman pros, or follow us on twitter @handyman radio.
35:21
January 24, 2022
Using a Door Trimming Tool
The handyman pros discuss a door trimming tool that can help you fix doors that stick. Questions, Comments, Concerns? Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com, Check out our website handymanprosradioshow.com and subscribe to our newsletter, lots of great inside information on maintenance, upcoming shows and events and more, Join our facebook group @handyman pros, or follow us on twitter @handyman radio.
09:31
January 20, 2022
Persistent Plumbing Myths
The Handyman Pros shed some light on persistent plumbing myths, why they are incorrect, and why you should stop engaging in these activities. Go to our website, handymanprosradioshow.com and subscribe to our newsletter, join our facebook group @handyman pros, or send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com.
37:57
January 17, 2022
DeWalt Neckband Earbud Recall
Items in the news: If you have Dewalt earbuds you need to listen to this episode as there are health and safety issues with this product. Go to our website, handymanprosradioshow.com and subscribe to our newsletter, join our facebook group @handyman pros, or send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com.
04:10
January 13, 2022
5 Habits That Will Supercharge Your Business in 2022
This episode gives you five tips that can revolutionize your business in 2022.  These are simple tips that anyone can implement and achieve tremendous results. Go to our website, handymanprosradioshow.com and subscribe to our newsletter, join our facebook group @handyman pros, or send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com.
21:32
January 10, 2022
Entrepreneur and Handyman Alan Stephenson from 911 Handyman, part 2.
This episode will discuss the specifics of starting a handyman business and includes tips and tricks on planning, accounting, systems and processes and more! Go to our website, handymanprosradioshow.com and subscribe to our newsletter, join our facebook group @handyman pros, or send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com.
44:56
January 10, 2022
Let's Have Some Fun! We're Going to Have a Contest on Unique and Interesting Jobs
Larry and John recently built a mobile pizza oven, a unique build.  It fostered an idea; What have our listeners done that is unique and how can we incentivize our listeners to share the builds?  The unique job contest was born! Project has to have been completed in the last 5 years  (going forward it will be yearly) Photos and or video recommended Unique, custom, specialized (zip lines, pizza oven on wheels) One Offs March 1 cut off date, send the Info to Handymanprosradioshow@gmail.com A great handyman pros radio show swag package and an invite to be on the show Go to our website, handymanprosradioshow.com and subscribe to our newsletter, join our facebook group @handyman pros, or send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com.
05:07
January 06, 2022
An Interview with Handyman Dustin James and his efforts in the Kentucky Tornado Cleanup
We interviewed Dustin James from Odd Jobs of Bowling Green.  Dustin is a handyman based in Bowling Green, Kentucky.  During the recent tornado event, Dustin went to work at no charge to help clear the streets and get the tornado damaged area functioning.  John and I are very impressed with this handyman’s community spirit and can do attitude.  A great interview! Go to our website, handymanprosradioshow.com and subscribe to our newsletter, join our facebook group @handyman pros, or send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com.
37:34
January 03, 2022
Avoiding a Flashing Failure
This week’s tip is all about flashing kick outs; keeping water away from your siding and putting it into the gutters.  The flashing kick out, or the lack thereof, is a major issue in water damage to your home.  We discuss some simple things you can do to make sure water goes into your gutter and not onto siding. Go to our website, handymanprosradioshow.com and subscribe to our newsletter, join our facebook group @handyman pros, or send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com.
07:03
December 30, 2021
What We Learned in 2021
This is a retrospective show on our journey as handymen this year.  Some of our top lessons in doing jobs and activities.  This show encompasses many different aspects of doing home maintenance and repair with real life lessons learned the hard way! Join our facebook group @handyman pros or send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com,
34:44
December 27, 2021
Santa’s got a Dirty Job
We found a soon to be new Christmas classic song, “Santa’s got a Dirty Job”.  This collaboration between Mike Rowe, John Rich, and The Oak Ridge Boys is a great song about Santa’s job.  All proceeds from this record go to support Folds of Honor and the Mike Rowe Foundation Listen Here: https://youtu.be/49dCobL213M Go to our website, handymanprosradioshow.com and subscribe to our newsletter, join our facebook group @handyman pros, or send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com.
02:42
December 23, 2021
Truck, Trailer, or Car; What do you use?
John has been contemplating changing vehicles.  Time to discuss vehicular choices for Contractors and Handymen.  In this episode we discuss the processes for the selection of a vehicle for your handyman ventures.  Included are selection criteria based on your use case, gross vehicle weight, traffic, fuel mileage and more.  This could change the way you do your ventures! Go to our website, handymanprosradioshow.com and subscribe to our newsletter, join our facebook group @handyman pros, or send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com.
28:15
December 20, 2021
Caution on Torsion Garage Door Openers
We were reading some facebook posts and came on a comment about replacing and tightening garage door tensioners.  We give our opinions on this type of work and the need to be cautious approaching this particular job. Go to our website, handymanprosradioshow.com and subscribe to our newsletter, join our facebook group @handyman pros, or send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com.
07:58
December 16, 2021
Our Most Unique Build to Date
We were approached by an existing customer to build a mobile pizza oven for his facility.  This episode describes the process of the build from planning and use case, the challenges faced, the build process, and the outcome.  Watch the video here  Go to our website, handymanprosradioshow.com and subscribe to our newsletter, join our facebook group @handyman pros, or send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com.
39:16
December 13, 2021
Diatomaceous Earth as a Pest Repellent
We picked up a tip on using diatomaceous earth as a repellent for insects and rodents and thought we would pass it along.  An interesting segment. Go to our website, handymanprosradioshow.com and subscribe to our newsletter, join our facebook group @handyman pros, or send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com.
06:38
December 09, 2021
Our Top Tips and Takeaways from 2021
With the end of the year approaching, we thought we would share our top takeaway tips.  These are the tips that we use every week in our handyman businesses, they really save us time, money, and aggravation on the job. Join our facebook group @handyman pros or send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com
25:20
December 06, 2021
Laser Level Stand and Pole
In response to a facebook post, the Handyman Pros wanted to discuss a valuable addition to your laser level, the laser level pole.  This piece of equipment is perfect for precise laser leveling up to 9 feet.  A great addition! Go to our website, handymanprosradioshow.com and subscribe to our newsletter, join our facebook group @handyman pros, or send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com.
08:13
December 02, 2021
Sending Holiday Wishes to Your Customers
In this episode the Handyman Pros have a discussion about contacting your customers during the holiday season.  We share our cumulative business experience in contacting customers, how to craft an effective message, and discuss what media can be employed.  Valuable lessons for handy persons and business types. Go to our website, handymanprosradioshow.com and subscribe to our newsletter, join our facebook group @handyman pros, or send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com.
20:52
November 29, 2021
A Tip On Filling Cracked Mortar
Quickcrete mortar repair.  This quick tip is about repairing mortar between bricks with a super simple product, mortar repair in a tube.  Squeeze the mortar out of your caulk gun for great results! Go to our website, handymanprosradioshow.com and subscribe to our newsletter, join our facebook group @handyman pros, or send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com.
05:08
November 25, 2021
It’s that time of year again! Tool Suggestions for the Holiday Season
In this episode the Handyman Pros give their top gift suggestions for the holiday seasons.  This year we have changed up the format for our recommendations.  We decided to give gift idea recommendations based upon certain tasks; Drywall, Cleaning, General, Swag, and more.  Some great gift ideas for your handyman or handywoman! Go to our website, handymanprosradioshow.com and subscribe to our newsletter, join our facebook group @handyman pros, or send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com.
33:39
November 22, 2021
Check your fireplace and chimney
This week's tip has to do with fireplace safety and function.  We give two tips; blowing out and cleaning the jets on your gas fireplace and checking for creosote build up in your chimney.  Two things you can do today! Go to our website, handymanprosradioshow.com and subscribe to our newsletter, join our facebook group @handyman pros, or send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com.
04:58
November 18, 2021
An interview with Dana Renay, owner of Tools of Her Trade
In this episode we have a discussion with Dana Renay, about leaving corporate life, and the excitement of being in the handyperson trades.  Dana worked for several large corporations before exchanging her spreadsheets for a tool belt.  We talk with her about her experience, some success tips for succeeding in the handyperson business, and challenges she has faced. Go to our website, handymanprosradioshow.com and subscribe to our newsletter, join our facebook group @handyman pros, or send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com.
42:04
November 15, 2021
Flattening The Point of a Nail
Splitting wood when driving small nails?  This week’s Handyman Pros Action tip comes from a listener who gives a technique to stop wood from splitting. Go to our website, handymanprosradioshow.com and subscribe to our newsletter, join our facebook group @handyman pros, or send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com. --
05:15
November 11, 2021
Foundations: The Basics
In this episode the Handyman Pros have a discussion about foundations.  The conversation centers around materials, failure points, symptoms of failure, and some potential remedies for foundation issues. Go to our website, handymanprosradioshow.com and subscribe to our newsletter, join our facebook group @handyman pros, or send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com.
36:01
November 08, 2021
Brass Cleaning with Lemons
Having trouble cleaning brass?  John has a tip that will save you a huge amount of time and aggravation while cleaning brass. Go to our website, handymanprosradioshow.com and subscribe to our newsletter, join our facebook group @handyman pros, or send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com.
05:14
November 04, 2021
The Cable Guy Syndrome
In this episode the Handyman Pros discuss what we call “the cable guy syndrome”, the inability for contractors to communicate and show up in a timely manner.  Tips and tricks include how to set expectations, manage your communications technology, and some resources that you might not be using. Go to our website, handymanprosradioshow.com and subscribe to our newsletter, join our facebook group @handyman pros, or send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com.
20:08
November 01, 2021
Pulling Wire From The Center of The Package - Make It Easy On Yourself
This week's action tip can save you a bunch of time and aggravation, an inside pro tip on pulling wire from the package!  It’s a great tip so listen in! Go to our website, handymanprosradioshow.com and subscribe to our newsletter, join our facebook group @handyman pros, or send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com.
04:02
October 28, 2021
An Interview with Kevin Kronemeyer from Kronemeyer’s Repair Service
We interviewed Kevin Kronemeyer from Kronemeyer’s Repair service.  Kevin is a handyman based in Glasgow Kentucky, and we had interesting discussions on being a handyman in a small market.  Kevin is very active on the Handyman Pros facebook group and, in an effort to build community, wanted to learn more about what kevin has been doing. Go to our website, handymanprosradioshow.com and subscribe to our newsletter, join our facebook group @handyman pros, or send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com.
48:19
October 25, 2021
Sunroof Drains - Did You Know They Had Drains That Can Clog?
Have a sunroof on your car?  This Action Tip can save you thousands of dollars in repairs and untold aggravation. Go to our website, handymanprosradioshow.com and subscribe to our newsletter, join our facebook group @handyman pros, or send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com. --
08:10
October 21, 2021
Cheap vs. Quality - Let's Discuss Why Cheap Might Cost You More
In this episode the Handyman Pros have a discussion about purchasing cheap vs quality items and materials for your home.  Included are many tips and observations that the pros have discovered and how the cheapest materials might actually cost you more money through time. Go to our website, handymanprosradioshow.com and subscribe to our newsletter, join our facebook group @handyman pros, or send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com.
28:26
October 18, 2021
It’s Fall Maintenance Time
Some quick tips on fall maintenance.  Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com, and we will send you the complete fall maintenance checklist. Go to our website, handymanprosradioshow.com and subscribe to our newsletter, join our facebook group @handyman pros, or send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com.
06:27
October 14, 2021
Sales for Handymen
In this episode the Handyman Pros have a discussion about the basics of sales for Handymen.  Included are some mindset, presentation, and phraseology tips for effectively selling handyman services to customers.  We present sales from both the handyman and customer perspective, a unique concept that can help both customers and handypersons understand why the sales process can help with the final outcome of a job. Go to our website, handymanprosradioshow.com and subscribe to our newsletter, join our facebook group @handyman pros, or send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com.
46:20
October 11, 2021
An Easy Way to Saving Your Paint Brush Bristles
This weeks tip – saving your paint brushes.  As handymen, we carry a lot of different tools and paint brushes are no exception. Sometimes though, the bristles can get messed up in tool bags and boxes. We discuss how to save the bristles on your paint brushes as you transport them from job to job. Check it out! Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com, follow us on Twitter@handyman radio, join our Facebook group @handyman pros, or leave us a voice message (Click Here).
05:12
October 07, 2021
Minimizing Your Spending on Materials
Both John and Larry are pretty efficient guys, we value our time and our money.  When we received an email from Gus asking “How do we minimize our spending on materials”, a show topic was born! This show is about tips and tricks that will help you reduce your spending on materials and supplies (and possibly on other things as well!)!  Many of these ideas seem simple, but there is a method to the madness, and we might spur some ideas that you might not realize are available. Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com, follow us on Twitter@handyman radio, join our Facebook group @handyman pros, or leave us a voice message (Click Here).
45:31
October 04, 2021
This week's action tip: Calling the County for Services You Might Be Entitled To
This week’s Handyman Pros Action Tip offers a simple suggestion to help maintain your property: Understand what services your local government can offer, and how to take advantage of those service. Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com, follow us on Twitter@handyman radio, join our Facebook group @handyman pros, or leave us a voice message (Click Here).
05:44
September 30, 2021
The Handyman Pros 200th Episode
This is our 200th episode. We decided to give some perspective to the podcast, our handymen businesses, what we have personally learned, and how we have implemented what we have learned. Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com, follow us on Twitter@handyman radio, join our Facebook group @handyman pros, or leave us a voice message (Click Here).
30:21
September 27, 2021
This week's action tip: Charging Day
Have you gone to use an electronic device only to find it doesn’t work because the battery is dead?  This week’s Handyman Pros Action Tip offers a strategy to solve the dead battery issue! Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com, follow us on Twitter@handyman radio, join our Facebook group @handyman pros, or leave us a voice message (Click Here).
05:31
September 23, 2021
How to Determine Pricing for a Job
We follow many social media sources for information on the perspectives of customers and other professional handymen and contractors and we have noticed a trend: Handymen and customers have a difficult time understanding what a job is worth and how to price it. The Handyman Pros give some tips and resources to help you determine pricing levels for services.  Stop giving away your services, and stop expecting outstanding service at an unreasonable price level! Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com, follow us on Twitter@handyman radio, join our Facebook group @handyman pros, or leave us a voice message (Click Here).
19:24
September 20, 2021
This week's action tip: Lumber is Cheap Again!
Covid has caused the cost of building materials to skyrocket!  This week’s Handyman Pros Action Tip reports the good news that lumber is cheap again. Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com, follow us on Twitter@handyman radio, join our Facebook group @handyman pros, or leave us a voice message (Click Here).
07:45
September 16, 2021
The Latest Cost vs Value report of Home Projects (2021 Report)
In this episode the Handyman Pros answer the question of what value does a particular remodeling project add to the sales price of a home. If you are contemplating selling your home, you need to listen to this podcast!  Included are current trends in the real estate market, specifically, what projects offer the best return on investment when selling your home. Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com, follow us on Twitter@handyman radio, join our Facebook group @handyman pros, or leave us a voice message (Click Here).
36:42
September 13, 2021
This week's action tip: Baking Soda and Vinegar drain cleaning
This week’s action tip is a tried and tested method to clear your drains in an environmentally friendly way using baking soda and vinegar.  Another tool in the simple home maintenance category that will help you save time, money, and aggravation! Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com, follow us on Twitter@handyman radio, join our Facebook group @handyman pros, or leave us a voice message (Click Here).
06:04
September 09, 2021
Brooms and Brushes - A Wide Variety and They Have Specific Purposes
Ever given any thought to your brooms and brushes?  The handyman pros consider the broom to be a critical tool for business success (keeping the jobsite clean is one of our highest priorities).  Like all tools, brooms and brushes have specifications that make them effective for different jobs.  Using the right one can help you save time, money, and aggravation! Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com, follow us on Twitter@handyman radio, join our Facebook group @handyman pros, or leave us a voice message (Click Here).
18:47
September 06, 2021
Another Use for Those Cloth Grocery Bags for you DIY'ers
This weeks tip - repurposing those cloth grocery bags and use them in your next projects and temporary storage.  These can really come in handy.  Check it out! Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com, follow us on Twitter@handyman radio, join our Facebook group @handyman pros, or leave us a voice message (Click Here).
04:00
September 02, 2021
How We Use our WAVE Accounting Software - An Overview
With our goal of helping you save time, money, and aggravation on your home maintenance and repair, we thought it might be time to discuss how we track our finances and the software that we use.  While this discussion is loosely based on business accounting, the tenants are the same for personal accounting as well.  Knowing the sources of income and the distribution of expenses is critical.  Listen to our take! Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com, follow us on Twitter@handyman radio, join our Facebook group @handyman pros, or leave us a voice message (Click Here).
26:14
August 30, 2021
Great Tool - The Inflatable Shim For Installing Windows, Doors and More
Todays tip is a great tool to help you on your jobs when you need a shims, the inflatable shim.  Makes for and easy way to shim and be accurate at the same time.  Check it out! Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com, follow us on Twitter@handyman radio, join our Facebook group @handyman pros, or leave us a voice message (Click Here).
06:56
August 26, 2021
Special Edition: In the News - Larry Towner Published in Nick Loper, of the Side Hustle Nation, new book
In the News this week, Larry Towner of the Handyman Pros Radio Show has been published.  Nick Loper of the Side Hustle Nation has released his new book: $1,000 100 Ways: How Real People Make Real Money on the Side (and how you can too): ($1K 100 Ways)   For More Details, Listen to the Show! Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com, follow us on Twitter@handyman radio, join our Facebook group @handyman pros, or leave us a voice message (Click Here).
03:49
August 24, 2021
Handyman Allen Lee Stops by to Chat With Us
In This Episode we talk with Allen Lee about the handyman business.  Allen is a business coach and Mentor at The Handyman Journey Business Consulting, and runs Honest Lee Handyman Services, and has written a book, Handyman Pricing Handbook.  Allen has some awesome tips and tricks to help you maintain your home and some great ideas on starting as a handyman. Questions, Comments, Concerns? Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com Join our facebook group @handyman pros, Sign Up For Our Free Newsletter, https://handymanprosradioshow.com/newsletter-signup/
37:39
August 23, 2021
Part 4: Oscillating Multitool Scraper Blades
This week's action tip is a continuation of the Oscillating Multitool accessories series.  This show focuses on the various types of scraper blades that are available for the multi tool; their applications and uses. Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com, follow us on Twitter@handyman radio, join our Facebook group @handyman pros, or leave us a voice message (Click Here).
06:47
August 19, 2021
DIY'r Paul Gizzi Shares His Story This Week
In This Episode we talk with Paul Gizzie. Paul is a long time listener and is heavily involved in the Financial Independence movement. Paul gives the best description of the financial independence and loves how the show brings the DIY and Fi communities together. Paul has some awesome advice on maintaining your home at reasonable rates. Questions, Comments, Concerns? Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.comJoin our Facebook group @handyman pros Sign Up for our Newsletter, https://handymanprosradioshow.com/newsletter-signup/
45:39
August 16, 2021
A Few Words on First Aid Kits
Have a first aid kit?  This week’s Handyman Pros Action Tip discussed the importance of having a first aid kit and one item you need to add to your kit! Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com, follow us on Twitter@handyman radio, join our Facebook group @handyman pros, or leave us a voice message (Click Here).
09:12
August 12, 2021
Quoting and Estimating In The Handyman's World
The Handyman Pros have received email after email with questions regarding quoting and estimating.  This discussion revolves around the processes that Larry and John use in their businesses.  If you run a Handyperson business or are getting quotes, this episode is for you. Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com, follow us on Twitter@handyman radio, join our Facebook group @handyman pros, or leave us a voice message (Click Here).
31:06
August 09, 2021
Wait . . What Happened in The Home Depot Aisle?
Here is a story the Handyman Pros found on what weirdness happed at a Home Depot store.  Tune in to find out. Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com, follow us on Twitter@handyman radio, join our Facebook group @handyman pros, or leave us a voice message (Click Here).
07:07
August 05, 2021
An Interview with Alan Donegan from The Rebel Entrepreneur
In this episode the Handyman Pros interview Alan Donegan from The Rebel Entrepreneur Podcast.  Alan is an expert in starting and marketing businesses on a limited budget and we thought it might be helpful for our listeners to get some ideas for starting a business. John and Larry discuss Alan’s business philosophy on starting and marketing a business with some specific tips for handypersons.  Alan has a wealth of knowledge and gives some real world tips that will propel you to business success. Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com, follow us on Twitter@handyman radio, join our Facebook group @handyman pros, or leave us a voice message (Click Here).
40:04
August 02, 2021
Tool Belt Too Heavy? Save Your Back
Have a tool belt?  This week’s Handyman Pros Action Tip gives a back saving tip by adding an accessory to your tool belt. Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com, follow us on Twitter@handyman radio, join our Facebook group @handyman pros, or leave us a voice message (Click Here).
04:42
July 29, 2021
Staying Organized: A Never Ending Battle
In this episode the Handyman Pros have a discussion about staying organized.  Included are some tips and tricks on systems to stay organized, why you should stay organized, and the benefits of being organized. Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com, follow us on Twitter@handyman radio, join our Facebook group @handyman pros, or leave us a voice message (Click Here).
28:15
July 26, 2021
Part 3: The Versatile Multi Tool - Trim Blades
This week's action tip is a continuation of the Oscillating Multitool accessories series.  This show focuses on the various types of flat saw blades that are available for the multi tool and applications and uses of the different types of blades. Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com, follow us on Twitter@handyman radio, join our Facebook group @handyman pros, or leave us a voice message (Click Here).
05:44
July 22, 2021
Finding Hidden Leaks
In this episode the Handyman Pros have a discussion about finding hidden water leaks.  Head off big problems by repairing water leaks early.  The Handyman Pros give tips and tricks on locating water leaks, what to look for, how to identify, and how to repair these leaks. Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com, follow us on Twitter@handyman radio, join our Facebook group @handyman pros, or leave us a voice message (Click Here).
30:20
July 19, 2021
Part 2: The Versatile Multi Tool - Grout Removal
This week's action tip is a continuation of the Oscillating Multitool accessories series.  This show focuses on the various types of grout removal blades that are available for the multi tool and applications and uses of the different types of blades. Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com, follow us on Twitter@handyman radio, join our Facebook group @handyman pros, or leave us a voice message (Click Here).
04:20
July 15, 2021
A Really Big Shoe - Let's Discuss Footwear for Work
 In this episode the Handyman Pros have a discussion about footwear.  As handymen, we spend a tremendous amount of time on our feet.  We decided to have a discussion about the importance of footwear while working on projects.  Included are some great tips and tricks about selecting the proper footwear, safety aspects, and some of the specifications of work shoes and boots. Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com, follow us on Twitter@handyman radio, join our Facebook group @handyman pros, or leave us a voice message (Click Here).
21:21
July 12, 2021
Part 1: The Versatile Multi-Tool - The Sanding Attachment
This week's action tip is the first in a series of the Oscillating Multitool accessories.  This show focuses on the small triangular sanding attachment that is available for the multi tool and its application. Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com, follow us on Twitter@handyman radio, join our Facebook group @handyman pros, or leave us a voice message (Click Here).
05:55
July 08, 2021
Matt Jackson of Jackson's Handyman Services Joins the Handyman Pros
The Handyman Pros have a discussion with a new handyman, Matt Jackson of Jackson’s Handyman Service based outside of Charlotte NC.  Matt talks about starting his handyman service as a side hustle and how he has transitioned fulltime into the handyman business.  Matt gives some great advice for starting handymen/women on the power of saying “no”, on business ethics and professionalism, and about his Facebook group “Professional Handyman”.  Matt can be reached at 803-493-1827. Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com, follow us on Twitter@handyman radio, join our Facebook group @handyman pros, or leave us a voice message (Click Here).
34:33
July 05, 2021
This Week's Action Tip: Using WD40 as a Solvent
The handyman pros discuss another use of WD40, that of solvent and cleaning agent.  The pros give a great tip on removing roofing tar with WD40.  Works on other tough to clean materials as well. Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com, follow us on Twitter@handyman radio, join our Facebook group @handyman pros, or leave us a voice message (Click Here).
05:01
July 01, 2021
Tools: Borrow,Rent, or Buy; A Handyman’s Dilemma
In this episode the Handyman Pros discuss the pros and cons of borrowing, renting, or buying tools and equipment.  John and Larry share their decision making strategy for purchasing tools and equipment.  A great episode with some fantastic tips and tricks. Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com, follow us on Twitter@handyman radio, join our Facebook group @handyman pros, or leave us a voice message (Click Here).
29:39
June 28, 2021
A Few Tips on Re-Grouting
This week's action tip: A short show about re-grouting a shower.  The Handyman Pros give a couple of quick tips if you are considering re-grouting your shower. Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com, follow us on Twitter@handyman radio, join our Facebook group @handyman pros, or leave us a voice message (Click Here).
09:38
June 24, 2021
Legal and Illegal Activities for DIYers
In this episode the Handyman Pros discuss permitting of potential projects you may be considering.  Included in the conversation are safety concerns, resources for information, and some common sense tips and tricks to consider before starting any project. Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com, follow us on Twitter@handyman radio, join our Facebook group @handyman pros, or leave us a voice message (Click Here).
33:29
June 21, 2021
Fixing Those Undermount Kitchen Sinks
This tip is all about fixing those undermount kitchen sinks.  Many times you will experience one of these falling away from the counter top.  The Handyman Pros discuss a good quick fix they use to reattach the sink for a permanent fix. Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com, follow us on Twitter@handyman radio, join our Facebook group @handyman pros, or leave us a voice message (Click Here).
09:00
June 17, 2021
Garbage Disposals: A grinding question
This episode of the Handyman Pros Radio Show is all about garbage disposals.  If you have questions about choosing, replacing, installing, and maintaining a garbage disposal, this episode is for you.  The Handyman Pros discuss specifications, installation, and maintenance and, as always, have plenty of tips and tricks that can help you save time, money, and aggravation! Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com, follow us on Twitter@handyman radio, join our Facebook group @handyman pros, or leave us a voice message (Click Here).
38:39
June 14, 2021
Adjusting Those Ball Catches on Top of Doors
Do your internal French doors not stay closed when you shut them?  Are they hard to close?  This week's quick tip is about ball catches, the mechanisms that keep your French doors closed.   We discuss how to locate, adjust, and maintain your ball catches so that you can easily open and close your internal French doors. Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com, follow us on Twitter@handyman radio, join our Facebook group @handyman pros, or leave us a voice message (Click Here).
04:52
June 10, 2021
Springtime Garden Tool Tune-up
This episode of The Handyman Pros Show is a massive tips and tricks episode on getting your yard tools ready for the summer season.  Gas engines, hand tools, blades, and more are discussed, with some really simple tips that will help you save time, money, and aggravation. Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com, follow us on Twitter@handyman radio, join our Facebook group @handyman pros, or leave us a voice message (Click Here).
31:10
June 07, 2021
Doorbells, Hackers, and Amazon Sidewalk
This week’s action tip is a two part tip on cyber security and your home automation and security systems (The Internet of Things).  If you have an integrated system, you need to listen to this podcast. Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com, follow us on Twitter@handyman radio, join our Facebook group @handyman pros, or leave us a voice message (Click Here).
16:34
June 03, 2021
Building a Retaining Wall - a Primer
Have you ever considered building a retaining wall?  This episode of the Handyman Pros Radio Show is a primer on building small retaining walls.  John and Larry discuss a retaining wall project Larry has been building at his home.  Included is information on material selection, layout tips and tricks, drainage, and other pertinent information for construction of a retaining wall. Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com, follow us on Twitter@handyman radio, join our Facebook group @handyman pros, or leave us a voice message (Click Here).
36:19
May 31, 2021
Fog Free Glasses and Shower Door Rainx Tip
Would you like to keep your glasses and shower doors fog free?  This week's action tip discusses using Rain X to keep your glass items clear and fog free.  We also are appealing to our audience for more information about the content of the show.  This is your chance to give us feedback and help us give you better value in our show topic selections. Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com, follow us on Twitter@handyman radio, join our Facebook group @handyman pros, or leave us a voice message (Click Here).
09:41
May 27, 2021
Discussion of Recent Industry Article on Kitchen and Baths
The Handyman Pros have a fascinating discussion about a recent article from the National Kitchen & Bath Association discussing trends and expectations in the remodeling sector. If you are considering a major remodel, definitely check this show out! Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com, follow us on Twitter@handyman radio, join our Facebook group @handyman pros, or leave us a voice message (Click Here).
25:58
May 24, 2021
Cybercrime Hits All of Us
This week's action tip comes from an incident in which Larry was the target of a cybercriminal.  An interesting take on how creative criminals can be along with a few tips and tricks to protect yourself. Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com, follow us on Twitter@handyman radio, join our Facebook group @handyman pros, or leave us a voice message (Click Here).
06:48
May 20, 2021
Carpets and Rugs: An interview with Eric Scharff
The handyman pros have a discussion with a carpet professional about carpet.  We discuss the basic materials that carpets are made of, the pros and cons of each type, life expectancy, and maintenance processes for your carpet.  Eric Scharff has been in the carpet industry for most of his career and gave us some great tips and tricks for maintaining carpeting. Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com, follow us on Twitter@handyman radio, join our Facebook group @handyman pros, or leave us a voice message (Click Here).
49:36
May 17, 2021
Fixing Those Dripping Gate Valves Found On Most Hose Faucets
Have a hose bibb that is leaking?  Ever wondered how to stop the leak without replacing the whole valve?  This week's action tip is the answer to these questions.  The handyman pros have a discussion about "packing" a gate valve to stop the water leaks (it's actually quite simple if you have the right material).      Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com, follow us on Twitter@handyman radio, join our Facebook group @handyman pros, or leave us a voice message (Click Here).
05:30
May 13, 2021
Let's discuss Pressure Washers
Spring has sprung and it's once again time to clean everything outside your home.  The handyman pros discuss the various different pressure washer options including power type, pressure and flow, nozzles, and techniques to safely and efficiently work a pressure washer. Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com, follow us on Twitter@handyman radio, join our Facebook group @handyman pros, or leave us a voice message (Click Here).
27:39
May 10, 2021
Fixing Unsightly HVAC Return Grates
Are your HVAC grates looking unsightly?  This week’s Handyman Pros Action Tip gives a simple fix to the problem of ugly HVAC grates. Join our facebook group @handyman pros or send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com,
05:30
May 06, 2021
An Interview with Ray Anderson - The Drywall Doctor
If you want the drywall 101 course, how to tape and finish drywall, you have to listen to this interview.  We interviewed Ray Anderson, the drywall doctor.  Ray has been in the drywall business forever.  Ray has forgotten more about drywall than the handyman pros know.  Ray has a successful YouTube channel and contracting business and was gracious enough to share many of his secrets with us. Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com, follow us on Twitter@handyman radio, join our Facebook group @handyman pros, or leave us a voice message (Click Here).
49:12
May 03, 2021
What's Going on With Lack of Building Materials
This week’s Handyman Pros Action Tip: Why are the shelves in the big box stores empty?  The Handyman Pros discuss the ramifications of a supply chain shortage in building materials. Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com, follow us on Twitter@handyman radio, join our Facebook group @handyman pros, or leave us a voice message (Click Here).
08:42
April 29, 2021
Chad Carson Follow-up Interview: Progress on His Property Renovation
We follow up with Chad Carson from Coach Carson.com.  If you remember, we had Chad on several months ago to discuss a remodel of a 100 year old property.  Chad is a successful real estate investor, Podcaster, You-tuber, and author, who teaches real estate investing.  In our first interview, the project was underway, this episode is the follow up to completion of that project. We discuss the challenges of a major remodel including building schedule, cost considerations, hiring a General Contractor, covid, and several other issues. Join our facebook group @handyman pros or send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com
38:50
April 26, 2021
Garbage Garbage
The Handyman Pros give some tips and tricks that will help you streamline your project by being prepared for the inevitable pile of trash that will result! Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com, follow us on Twitter@handyman radio, join our Facebook group @handyman pros, or leave us a voice message (Click Here).
07:36
April 22, 2021
Blindster Part Two: Discussion with Kyle Cox, President of Blindster.com
The Handyman Pros interview Kyle Cox from Blindster.com on the latest trends and styles in the window coverings.  We do a deep dive into the many different options available, their uses, and how they may help you achieve your home decor goals. Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com, follow us on Twitter@handyman radio, join our Facebook group @handyman pros, or leave us a voice message (Click Here).
52:35
April 19, 2021
The Iguana Was Where?
This week's action tip tells a funny story from the news.  The handyman pros give a tip on how to avoid intrusions from animals in your home.  The basis of the story comes from South Florida.  Stay tuned! Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com, follow us on Twitter@handyman radio, join our Facebook group @handyman pros, or leave us a voice message (Click Here).
06:07
April 15, 2021
Converting a Garage Door
In this episode the Handyman Pros have a discussion about converting a pull down garage door into a beautiful wall of windows.  Larry has been doing a basement remodel and wanted to share a story of creating living space from what was once a basement shop.  If you are looking for ideas, this show will help! Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com, follow us on Twitter@handyman radio, join our Facebook group @handyman pros, or leave us a voice message (Click Here).
23:17
April 12, 2021
CPVC Pipe Tips
If you have CPVC plumbing in your home, this is a must listen to action tip that can save you a tremendous amount of aggravation.  The Handyman pros give some tips on working with ageing CPVC plumbing and how to avoid a plumbing disaster. Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com, follow us on Twitter@handyman radio, join our Facebook group @handyman pros, or leave us a voice message (Click Here).
09:41
April 08, 2021
An Interview With Mike Foti of Innovate Building Solutions
In this episode, the Handyman Pros interview Mike Foti, President and Chief Executive Officer, from Innovate Building Solutions.com.     Larry was looking for an alternative to tile, and through the magic of the internet, came upon Innovate Building Solutions, and their unique FIBO wall panel system.  FIBO is an alternative to traditional tile for bathroom renovations.  Mike shares his insight on this product, it’s origins, and installation tips. Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com, follow us on Twitter@handyman radio, join our Facebook group @handyman pros, or leave us a voice message (Click Here).
43:54
April 05, 2021
A Few Tips on Smoke Detectors
The Pros discuss smoke detectors and have a few tips on changing batteries and stopping the endless chirping noise. Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com, follow us on Twitter@handyman radio, join our Facebook group @handyman pros, or leave us a voice message (Click Here).
08:11
April 01, 2021
The Truth About Septic Systems
This week the Handyman pros discuss and dispel some common myths about septic systems..  Join us as we answer the following and more. Septic systems are really complicated Septic systems are expensive to maintain Septic systems waste water Bad for the environment They are unsafe Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com, follow us on Twitter@handyman radio, join our Facebook group @handyman pros, or leave us a voice message (Click Here).
33:19
March 29, 2021
How to Get Pet Hair Out of Your Car and Furniture
This week’s Handyman Pros Action Tip gives a solution to removing dog hair from your carpet! Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com, follow us on Twitter@handyman radio, join our Facebook group @handyman pros, or leave us a voice message (Click Here).
05:22
March 25, 2021
Trade School: What an opportunity!
In this episode the Handyman Pros discuss the opportunities presented by attending trade school. Included is an assessment of the job market, some of the pay ranges available, financing, apprenticeships, and some of the ancillary opportunities that arise from working in the trades. Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com, follow us on Twitter@handyman radio, join our Facebook group @handyman pros, or leave us a voice message (Click Here).
19:19
March 22, 2021
Take Inventory of Your Home With This Easy to Use App
Want to have a simple system to inventory your home? This week’s Handyman Pros Action Tip reviews an app called Home Contents that offers a simple solution to keeping track of the items in your home. Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com, follow us on Twitter@handyman radio, join our Facebook group @handyman pros, or leave us a voice message (Click Here).
07:25
March 18, 2021
How to Choose A Ladder
In this episode the Handyman Pros have a discussion about choosing the right ladder. Walking down the ladder aisle in the big box store can be confusing. The handyman pros discuss the differences between ladders, your applications, safety concerns, and other pertinent facts about choosing the right ladder for your needs. Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com, follow us on Twitter@handyman radio, join our Facebook group @handyman pros, or leave us a voice message (Click Here).
25:22
March 15, 2021
Drilling through Tile
Do you need to mount something to ceramic tile? This week’s Handyman Pros Action Tip is all about drilling tile. Included are simple tips about drill bits for tile and using blue tape to keep the drill bit from “walking” on the tile. Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com, follow us on Twitter@handyman radio, join our Facebook group @handyman pros, or leave us a voice message (Click Here).
06:26
March 11, 2021
Let’s Talk Project Management
In this episode the Handyman Pros discuss managing major projects. The Handyman Pros present a whole house build versus doing a major remodel. The Pros recently responded to a listener who was contemplating becoming their own General Contractor. We thought it appropriate to talk about what goes into a whole house build. Topics include Time Management, Budgeting, Working with Contractors and Subs, Permitting and more. If you are contemplating being your own General Contractor, this is a must listen to show. Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com, follow us on Twitter@handyman radio, join our Facebook group @handyman pros, or leave us a voice message (Click Here).
34:12
March 08, 2021
Action Tip: Get Your Windshield Squeaky Clean
Want to really clean your car's windshield?  This week’s Handyman Pros Action Tip gives a detailers secret to cleaning your windshield: 0000 steel wool! Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com, follow us on Twitter@handyman radio, join our Facebook group @handyman pros, or leave us a voice message (Click Here).
04:12
March 04, 2021
Repurposing; Let’s Get Creative!
In this episode the Handyman Pros have a discussion about repurposing various different items to create a solution you might not have thought about.  What do you do with extra luxury vinyl tile, lumber, old containers and other building products?  The handyman pros give some alternative uses for these products that really can help you save time, money, and aggravation. Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com, follow us on Twitter@handyman radio, join our Facebook group @handyman pros, or leave us a voice message (Click Here).
29:14
March 01, 2021
Action Tip: Check Your Thermostat Batteries and Avoid a Costly Service Call
This week’s Handyman Pros Action Tip is a starting point for repair of smoke alarms, thermostats, garage door openers and key fobs!  The simple solution so many people forget; check your batteries. Many times low batteries the thermostat will stop working and your heating or cooling units won't function.  Sometimes you might have put in new batteries backwards.  So take a listen and you may avoid a costly service call for your HVAC air conditioner of furnace.  Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com, follow us on Twitter@handyman radio, join our Facebook group @handyman pros, or leave us a voice message (Click Here).
05:41
February 25, 2021
Everything you need to know about blinds: An interview with Kyle Cox from Blindster.com
In this episode, the Handyman Pros interview Kyle Cox from Blindster.com.  While the Handyman Pros have installed many a blind, we decided to interview the true expert in the industry, Kyle Cox.  The Handyman Pros ask Kyle the questions you might have about selection and installation of window treatments.  Kyle describes his product lines, application and usage, and some cool features of working with Blindster.com.  Tune in for some great tips and tricks on the process of choosing and installing window treatments. Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com, follow us on Twitter@handyman radio, join our Facebook group @handyman pros, or leave us a voice message (Click Here).
39:24
February 22, 2021
Action Tip: Check Your Garage Door Opener Hardware
When was the last time you checked the mounting hardware on your garage door?  The Handyman Pros have tips and tricks on one of the largest moving parts of your home, the garage door. Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com, follow us on Twitter@handyman radio, join our Facebook group @handyman pros, or leave us a voice message (Click Here).
04:53
February 18, 2021
Cutting Concrete- Its Not As Difficult As You Think
In this episode the Handyman Pros have a discussion about cutting concrete.  Larry spent some time this week cutting concrete and thought the Handyman Pros could pass on some tips and tricks for cutting concrete!  Included in this discussion are safety precautions and gear, planning the cut, Equipment needed, dust control, and more! Helping save you time, money, and aggravation on your home maintenance and repair. Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com, follow us on Twitter@handyman radio, join our Facebook group @handyman pros, or leave us a voice message (Click Here).
27:41
February 15, 2021
Make Your Dishwasher More Efficient
Feel like your dishes don’t get really clean or really dry? In this episode, the handyman pros offer up a tip that will help your dishwasher clean and dry you dishes better. It’s such a simple trick, you will be surprised! Questions, Comments, Concerns? Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com, follow us on Twitter@handyman radio, join our Facebook group @handyman pros, or leave us a voice message (Click Here).
05:50
February 11, 2021
Repair or Replace, That Is The Question!
In this episode the Handyman Pros have a discussion about repairing or replacing components in your home. Larry and John give some practical advice as to a process to determine repair or replacement, what are the upsides and the downsides. Included are discussions about the age of components (appliances, roofs, driveways), anticipated longevity, labor costs, parts acquisition, and other factors that can help you make an informed decision as to whether you should repair or replace. 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).
29:47
February 08, 2021
Why Cleaning Your Dryer Vent is Important
Have you ever cleaned your dryer vent? In this week's action tip, the handyman pros discuss cleaning your dryer vent. Both John and Larry have a couple of dryer vent stories to tell. By the way, the old excuse of not having your homework done because of a dryer fire can be avoided! 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).
07:36
February 04, 2021
Roofing - The Basics
This Episode: Roofing basics Your roof is your first line of defense from overhead intruders and water. The handyman pros have a discussion about the basics of roofing, helping you to better understand what your roof does and how to care for it. Composition, construction, materials and more are also discussed. Questions, Comments, Concerns? Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com, follow us on Twitter@handyman radio, join our Facebook group @handyman pros, or leave us a voice message (Click Here).
29:21
February 01, 2021
The Hazards of Outdated Wiring
Do you have an older home with outdated wiring (2 wire). This is a must listen to show describing some of the hazards of living with outdated wiring We discuss the history of the how and where the 3 prong ground wiring in modern homes came from.  Questions, Comments, Concerns? Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com, follow us on Twitter@handyman radio, join our Facebook group @handyman pros, or leave us a voice message (Click Here).
06:21
January 28, 2021
Don’t Look Now . . .But, Here Come The Drones
Don’t Look Now . . .But,  Here Come The Drones We interview Cliff Whitney from Atlanta Hobby.com and UAVExperts.com.  Cliff has comprehensive knowledge about drone usage.  We talk about the uses of drones you might not know about including inspections of property and roofs, A fascinating discussion.  We discuss everything from drones and UAV for beginners to professional usage in construction and the benefits. https://www.atlantahobby.com/ https://www.Uavexperts.com 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)
45:20
January 25, 2021
What Some People Found In Their House During a Renovation
The Handyman Pros share a story in the news about a Bootleggers stash found during a renovation. The term bootlegging seems originally to have been used by white persons in the Midwest in the 1880s to denote the practice of concealing flasks of liquor in their boot tops while trading with Native Americans. Questions, Comments, Concerns? Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com, follow us on Twitter@handyman radio, join our Facebook group @handyman pros, or leave us a voice message (Click Here).
07:01
January 21, 2021
Home Improvement Shows - Let's Get Real
In This Episode the handyman pros discuss home improvement shows on TV. What is real, and what is dramatized? The Pros get real and explore Television versus reality. Included are stories from contractors whom have worked for the television shows, discussions of budgeting and financial, scope of project, and completion timing for home improvement projects. Questions, Comments, Concerns? Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com, follow us on Twitter@handyman radio, join our Facebook group @handyman pros, or leave us a voice message (Click Here).
26:49
January 18, 2021
A Few Tips On Laying Flooring
This week's action edition focuses on laying flooring, decking, and sheet goods. A quick “How To” on the basics of these products. Included are tips to help not match seams, increase strength, and give a better overall look. Questions, Comments, Concerns? Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com, follow us on Twitter@handyman radio, join our Facebook group @handyman pros, or leave us a voice message (Click Here).
06:30
January 14, 2021
An Interview With a New Handyman - Dan West of Athens Georgia
The Handyman Pros have a discussion with a new handyman, Dan West, Athens GA Handyman. Dan talks about home maintenance and how he has transitioned into the handyman business. Dan has some awesome tips and tricks to help you maintain your home, property, and some great ideas on starting as a handyman. Questions, Comments, Concerns? Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com, follow us on Twitter@handyman radio, join our Facebook group @handyman pros, or leave us a voice message (Click Here).
39:27
January 11, 2021
Discussion of Roter Rooter Survey of the Best DIY Plumbers in the Country
In the news, the Roto Rooter thought leader survey. The Handyman Pros discuss some of the topics from a recent survey done by Roto Rooter about plumbing DIY. An interesting discussion and a critical action tip you need to do today! Questions, Comments, Concerns? Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.com, follow us on Twitter@handyman radio, join our Facebook group @handyman pros, or leave us a voice message (Click Here).
10:15
January 07, 2021
Updating Your Door Hardware
Updating your hardware can be more complicated than you think. In this edition of the Handyman Pros Radio Show, John and Larry have a discussion about changing door hardware. Included are tips for budgeting, installation, tools needed, and many other things you might not have considered. Questions, Comments, Concerns? Send us an email, questions@handymanprosradioshow.c