How To Clean A Dryer Duct

By Robert Robillard

Cleaning A Dryer Vent: When you consider that 15,000 fires start in the laundry room every year and that these fires are mostly due to lint build up in the clothes dryer or a clogged dryer duct it makes you wonder why we don’t do something about it.  Annual dryer duct cleaning will ensure you avoid these…

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Building A Roof Deck

By Robert Robillard

  Roof Deck Construction This article, Building a Roof Deck was inspired after a client recently asked if I would replace her badly worn out roof deck. This wooden deck was built over her screen porch and on top of a flat roof. It’s not really flat: it’s pitched ¼’ per foot but without a spirit…

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Rehiring Former Employees

By Scott Arnold

Rehiring Former Employees – Good Idea or Bad Idea? Is rehiring a former employee a good idea or a big mistake? Employees who are rehired are now referred to as Boomerang Employees. Should you hire them back? The million dollar question is… Why did they leave in the first place? The thought of hiring former…

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Zanflare F1 Flashlight

By Robert Robillard

Zanflare F1 Flashlight Review Rechargeable flashlights are becoming more and more popular these days. In our opinion, the best rechargeable flashlight are LED and are rechargeable, such as the Zanflare F1 Flashlight. As remodeling contractors we use flashlights for estimating, researching and evaluating structures prior to briniging in lighting and starting work. We recently too the…

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Klein Powerline Series Tool Belt

By Scott Arnold

Klein Powerline Series Tool Belt Review Working on a job site with several types on contractors has given me the opportunity to see who’s wearing what and why, which lead me to the Klein Powerline Series Tool Belt. . Regardless of the trade, one thing that everyone had in common, was a tool  belt for storing the most used hand…

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Replacing An Acorn Roof Finial

By Robert Robillard

Acorn Roof Finial I worked on this Nashawtuc Road home back in 2008 when we replaced the front porch floor and installed a unique drainage system. Recently the homeowner had the roof replaced. At the peak of the house’s hip roof sat a beautiful acorn shaped finial. This finial had been repaired many times over…

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WORX Pegasus Multi-Function Work Table and Sawhorse

By Rob Foster

Sawhorse or Workbench? Why not Both? At first, I was a bit confused about the name, WORX Pegasus Multi-Function Work Table and Sawhorse. Upon first inspection, the Pegasus looks promising. I had always assumed that Pegasus was just a winged horse from Greek mythology but, after a quick review of Wikipedia I discovered that Pegasus…

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Preventing Pipes From Freezing

By Robert Robillard

How-To Avoid Freezing Pipes This winter is predicted to be a COLD one, and that means frozen water pipes….. brrrrrrr! Before it gets cold take a moment to evaluate your water pipes and take the precautions now and save from costly repairs later. Preventing pipes from freezing should be done at the time of construction,…

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