What’s in Your Tool Belt

By Mike Delisle

Occidental Leather, OxyLights Framer #8089 – 10 Years Later During our recent survey a bunch of our readers asked to see more hand tools in our reviews, and a few of you wanted to see our tool belts.  I figured I would oblige by showing you my Occidental Leather, OxyLights Framer #8089 rig.  Mikey D’s 10-Year Old…

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Deckorators CXT Classic Railing Installation Guide

By Scott Arnold

Deckorators CXT Classic Railing Installation Guide Deckorators CXT Classic Railing system is an extremely durable system that is designed to withstand the toughest of elements. Deckorators CXT Classic Railing system is low maintenance and has the look of real painted wood. The CXT Classic Railing is constructed with co-extruded, 2 layer, scratch and weather resistant material. The…

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Leviton LED Occupancy Sensor

By Robert Robillard

Leviton LED Occupancy Sensor, Model 9864-LED I own a small remodeling business and as a result my basement seconds as my company workshop. Often times, I find myself entering the basement through my bulkhead basement after dark, and carrying tools or materials. Lighting the Way The problem with this is that the workshop lights are…

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Deckorators new Brushed Titanium Aluminum Railings

By Scott Arnold

Deckorators continues it’s strive to be the top company in the decking industry. Deckorators just recently unveiled their new line of Brushed Titanium Aluminum Railings this past week at the 2017 Deck Expo in Nashville Tennessee. Deckorators also debuts Invisirail glass, pre-assembled aluminum railing system. Deckorators Brushed Titanium Aluminum Railings Made of heavy-gauge aluminum, ALX…

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Deckorators Introduces Fastendry at DeckExpo 2017

By Scott Arnold

Deckorators Introduces Fastendry at DeckExpo 2017 This past week Deckorators unveiled an innovated new deck weatherproofing system with fastening capability called Fastendry.  As more and more homeowners look to maximize the use of their outdoor space, “dry zones” under raised decks are growing in popularity. Now deck builders can create dry zones while realizing significant…

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Remodeling Show | Deck Expo 2017

By Rob Foster

Trade shows are a great way to get the scoop on a bunch of new products – all under one roof. To keep you up-to-date on the latest and greatest we combed through all of the booths at this year’s Remodeling Show | Deck Expo, and compiled some of the best of the bunch for…

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Hurricane Preparedness Lessons

By Robert Robillard

Lessons from the Eye of Irma   Written by Ralph Bagnell Hurricane Irma made landfall on the southwest Florida coast, with the eye of the storm passing directly over our house. We decided to ride out the storm, and while we were well prepared and suffered very little property damage, there were a number of…

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Preventing Ice Dams

By Robert Robillard

What can be done to prevent ice dams? Preventing Ice Dams falls under two categories: Treating the causes Treating the symptoms Sometimes the solution requires a combination of both. Understanding why the ice dam is forming is critical to preventing it. Ice dams form because snow on the roof melts even though the outside temperatures…

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