Southwire Conduit Bender MCB34

By Jim Nadeau

Southwire Conduit Bender MCB34 Review I still remember my first Electrical job, I was 14 years old and I watched in awe as my boss bent a piece of 1/2” rigid conduit without a tape measure.  We were running conduit in a trench that was far to narrow, with way to many bends.  It was…

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Wood Floors and Electric Radiant Heat

By Robert Robillard

Installing Warmup Radiant Heat Under An Oak Floor Wood floors and electric radiant heat is a great way to add warmth and comfort to any room. It’s also a fairly simple process: because there are no vents, ducts, pipes, or radiators to deal with, it often solves issues that come up in the remodeling process.…

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Feeney LED Deck Lighting

By Robert Robillard

Feeney Deck Lighting LED Strip Lights Deck lighting is the latest rage and LED light strips are starting to become more and more popular among designers and deck builders.  The folks at Feeney developed LED light strip that are designed to be used on their DesignRail aluminum railings.  These light rails provide nice ambiance for outdoor living and also  excellent safety lighting at stairs…

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JLC Live New England 2016

By Michael Hopp

JLC LIVE Highlights Once again I had the pleasure of attending JLC LIVE New England.  This is a trade show that takes place every year in March at the Rhode Island Convection Center.  If you’re in the trades or into DIY this trade show is one you will not want to miss.  The show offers…

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How to Apply Astragal Molding On a Ceiling

By Robert Robillard

Astragal Ceiling Moldings Adding a ceiling molding treatment with contrasting paint colors commands attention in almost any room. In this article we will cover how to apply astragal molding on a ceiling. An astragal is a molding profile composed of a half-round surface surrounded by two flat “fillet” planes. An astragal is an architectural element…

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Kershaw Prize Pack Giveaway

By Scott Arnold

Kershaw Prize Pack Giveaway The folks at Kershaw as starting the Spring off with a BANG! They have put together a prize pack that has the following items included: Kershaw Link – Gray Aluminum Blackwash Serrated Kershaw Hooded Sweatshirt Kershaw Trucker Ball Cap Kershaw Lanyard Kershaw Coffee Mug Kershaw Link Knife Over at Tool Box Buzz…

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Southwire Ship Auger Bit

By Robert Robillard

  Southwire Ship Auger Bit Review There is nothing better than a SHARP drill bit when you need a fast, clean hole.  Southwire Tools & Equipment recently introduced a new line of hole making tools they refer to as the “Hole Solutions,” and they work great. In 1809, an American shipwright named Ezra L’Hommedieu filed…

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Changing Smoke Detector Batteries

By Robert Robillard

Daylight Savings Means Changing Smoke Alarm Batteries Changing smoke detector batteries is something most people forget to do.  A good way to remember to do this is to time it when you change your clocks for day light savings.   Remember to change the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms too. Daylight…

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