Using a Scroll Saw

By Robert Robillard

Using a Scroll Saw to Make a Shop Sign What do you get a guy who has everything? Another tool? Does he really need any more tools (I’ve been in his shop)?  I know! I’ll use the one tool he doesn’t own and make him a gift. Happy Birthday Rob Robillard! Making a Sign With…

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Replacing Skylights When Re-Roofing

By Robert Robillard

Replacing Skylights When Reroofing – The Age Old Debate Skylights are a popular option for bringing natural light into a home and can transform a room, adding more light than a window.  Most roofers will recommend replacing your skylights when you re-roof. In our opinion, it’ the most cost-efficient way, and it allows you to…

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Aquor V1 House Hydrant

By Robert Robillard

Aquor V1 House Hydrant Review So I have lived in the same 1886 New England farmhouse with an attached barn for the last 25 years. One of the things I wrestle with on an annual basis is the internal and external water pipes that the prior owner(s) had installed. This system is very difficult to…

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Zircon Leak Alert – Water Leak Detector

By Robert Robillard

Zircon Leak Alert WiFi – Hubless Water Leak Detector with Audio, Visual and Email Alerts A few years back my furnace pressure relief valve decided it was going to periodically leak water onto my basement floor. Luckily I always keep a 5-gallon bucket under the discharge pipe and I caught it when if overflowed and…

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How To Build An Outdoor Shower

By Robert Robillard

Outdoor Showers This article will discuss planning considerations for, and show you how to build an outdoor shower. Days of Old Outdoor Shower Outdoor showers used to be associated just for beach houses, cottages or houses with a pool.  Not anymore, outdoor showers are growing in popularity, and powered by the desire of residents longing…

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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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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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