How To Install A Decorative Cupola

By Robert Robillard

Installing A Cupola I love Cupolas, this article will show you how to How to install a decorative cupola. In my neck of the woods all barns worthy of their salt have a functional cupola an most of them. I had the opportunity to rebuild an 80 to 100 year old cupola in historic Concord, Ma…

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Jobsite Accident Prevention and First Aid

By Scott Arnold

Accidents Happen but Lets Try to Avoid Them Let’s face it accidents are going happen! There is no way to predict them but in most cases they can be avoided. Knowledge of the tool you’re using, having respect for the tool, focus and practicing the best safety possible are all ways to avoid accidents. Two…

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Ryobi Gas Backpack Blower

By Scott Arnold

Ryobi Backpack Blower Review – Model RY08420A When people mention Ryobi its often followed by “oh the DIY brand” or the green tools from Home Depot. When you say Ryobi to me, things that come to mind are; one of, if not the largest cordless tool platforms, dependable, and top quality outdoor power equipment. The…

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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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