Bulb Planting with the Yard Butler Roto Auger

By Sarah Carmichael

Yard Butler Roto Auger for Planting Bulbs By Sarah Green Carmichael New England winters are long, cold, and dark – by March I’m usually a depressed husk of a woman. What always brings me back to life is the thrilling sight of the first crocuses peaking out through the last remnants of snow. By the…

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Warmup Electric Radiant Heat

By Robert Robillard

L-shaped bathroom floor layout Warmup Electric Radiant Heat StickyMat Floor System The science behind electric radiant floor heating is quite simple: electric heating coils warm the floor surface, which effectively becomes a low-temperature radiator! Electric radiant heat systems deliver heat people and objects in the room by heating up a mass (the floor) and “radiating”…

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StickyMat Radiant floor Heating – Electric Matting System

By Robert Robillard

Probably the most attractive advantage the Warmup Stickymat has over competitors is how easy it is to install onto underlayment, without thin-set, especially when applied to Warmup’s thermal insulation boards.

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HILTI Powder-Actuated DX 2 Fastening Tool

By Robert Robillard

Power actuated tools are well known on the jobsite as a fast, safe and cost effective way to fasten materials to concrete. Often referred to as a “Hilti gun or a Ramset gun” these tools have been a go to for direct fastening and the technology works on a controlled explosion created by small propellant…

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Time Management

By Robert Robillard

How To Manage Your Time Better Image: appraisalnewsonline Spend your time doing the important things! How many times have you wished you had more time in the day to get things done? . Managing one’s time can be a difficult task for some and easy for others. For me time management and staying on task…

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Delta 1-1/2 HP Dust Collector 50-767

By Robert Robillard

Wood Shop Dust Collection – Delta 1-1/2 HP Dust Collector Review Workshop wood dust is a known health problem. Dust particles from applications such as sanding and cutting are the biggest culprits. Breathing these particles may cause short or long term respiratory symptoms, mucosal and non-allergic respiratory symptoms, and cancer. Adding a dust collector, like…

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Ryobi ONE+ 18-Volt Bluetooth Stereo

By Ben Carmichael

Ryobi ONE+ 18-Volt Bluetooth Stereo Review When I’m working on my house — be in the shop, in the basement, or even out on the roof, as I spent a fair amount of time this fall — I like to stay occupied by listening to something. I’ve found my smartphone isn’t a good fit for…

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Warmup Electric Snow Melting Mat System

By Robert Robillard

Installing Warmup Driveway Snow-Melting Mat As a remodeling contractor I advise on, and oversee, a lot of hardscaping projects. Recently, I’ve seen an increase in snow-melting system installations. Why Install a Snow Melting System? Living in the North means shoveling snow, salting your walkway and stairs, and plowing your driveway (or paying someone to do…

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