Using a Cable to Hang String Lights

By Robert Robillard

Freestanding Solution for Hanging String Lights If you’re looking for a great way to illuminate your outdoor living areas, string lights are great option. String lights can enhance a patio or outdoor space by adding a warm glow and dispersed light, but they can be tricky to hang if you don’t have trees or other…

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VAULTEK VT20i Gun Vault

By Robert Robillard

If your 40 years old or older you grew up in the times of lead paint, asbestos, no seat belts, no bike helmets and the Three-Stooges for TV entertainment. Back then people stored handguns in night stands and didn’t think a second more about it. As far as securing of firearms went, we were told…

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Why Replace Skylights When Re-Roofing

By Robert Robillard

Roofing Best Practice: Replace Skylights When Re-Roofing Here at Concord-Carpenter we always try to help and educate our readers on the BEST practices in the remodeling industry. When it comes to replacing skylights, there is no argument that the BEST time to do it is when you are re-roofing. Skylights have a finite service life…

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Deck Designing with Deckorators

By Scott Arnold

Deck Designing with Deckorators Backyard decks are replacing front porches and patios now a days. Deck are becoming the social gathering spot but the big question still remains “Will adding a deck increase your home’s value?” The answer is yes! If you make your deck and backyard more appealing, your house will be more appealing to potential…

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Milwaukee’s NO DAYS OFF Hooded Sweatshirt

By Robert Robillard

NO DAYS OFF Hooded Sweatshirt – Review Milwaukee has shown a commitment to designing work gear to perform and last on job sites. Working in construction and having rugged clothing go hand in hand. There is nothing worse than working in clothes that easily tear, wear out or just do not perform well in the…

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Deckorators Warranty Now Covers Water and Ground Contact

By Scott Arnold

Deckorators Warranty Now Covers Water and Ground Contact Deckorators ® , a leading brand of Universal Forest Products, Inc. is making a big splash with new warranty coverage for two of its composite decking lines. The warranty for Vault and Frontier decking has been expanded to include water and ground contact — making Deckorators one…

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3 Tips on Designing a Mudroom

By Scott Arnold

Tips for Designing a Mudroom I think of a mudroom as synonymous with shedding of dirty, wet footwear and clothing and located typically off the kitchen. Designing a mudroom can be a relatively inexpensive remodel project that can easily be done by the DIY enthusiast. Design your mudroom to be both functional and attractive. some…

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Deck Blocking

By Scott Arnold

Installing Joist Blocking on a Deck Joist blocking, also called bridging, can be used for a variety of reasons, such as: Point loads Strengthening guard rail posts Preventing mid-span joist bounce or deflection Preventing joist twisting Adding mid span joist blocking prevents joist bounce and adds rigidity to long joist spans. Blocking additionally prevents joists from…

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