Milwaukee’s NO DAYS OFF Hooded Sweatshirt

By Robert Robillard

NO DAYS OFF Hooded Sweatshirt – Review Milwaukee has shown a commitment to designing work gear to perform and last on job sites. Working in construction and having rugged clothing go hand in hand. There is nothing worse than working in clothes that easily tear, wear out or just do not perform well in the…

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Deckorators Warranty Now Covers Water and Ground Contact

By Scott Arnold

Deckorators Warranty Now Covers Water and Ground Contact Deckorators ® , a leading brand of Universal Forest Products, Inc. is making a big splash with new warranty coverage for two of its composite decking lines. The warranty for Vault and Frontier decking has been expanded to include water and ground contact — making Deckorators one…

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3 Tips on Designing a Mudroom

By Scott Arnold

Tips for Designing a Mudroom I think of a mudroom as synonymous with shedding of dirty, wet footwear and clothing and located typically off the kitchen. Designing a mudroom can be a relatively inexpensive remodel project that can easily be done by the DIY enthusiast. Design your mudroom to be both functional and attractive. some…

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Deck Blocking

By Scott Arnold

Installing Joist Blocking on a Deck Joist blocking, also called bridging, can be used for a variety of reasons, such as: Point loads Strengthening guard rail posts Preventing mid-span joist bounce or deflection Preventing joist twisting Adding mid span joist blocking prevents joist bounce and adds rigidity to long joist spans. Blocking additionally prevents joists from…

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Diamondback Tool Belt – Denali Rig Review

By Joe Canning

Diamondback Tool Belts and their Denali Setup The tool belt has been around for many years but has had quite the evolution along the way. Starting out as shop aprons, to twill lumber yard tie up nail bags to simple belts with 3 bags and a loop to hang a hammer. Then came the modern…

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MASCOT Work Pants

By Robert Robillard

MASCOT Work Pants Review, Houston Model #10179-154-0101 As a carpenter and general contractor, I typically wear knee pads when I’m tiling or working on a floor. On most projects, I don’t wear knee pads. I find knee pads uncomfortable and the straps tend to cut off my circulation. Most of the work I do requires a…

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Rigid 18V Cordless Platform

By Mike Delisle

The Rigid 18V Cordless Platform Overview If you’ve worked in this business long enough, than you’ve heard, “Oh, you use that cordless drill?  They suck!”  “Did you get that saw for free? Because that’s the only way I’d use that brand!” Everyone seems to have a favorite, whether it’s blue, red, green or orange, and…

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Top 10 Items To Avoid Putting In Your Septic System

By Robert Robillard

Caring for Your Septic System If you have a septic system in your home, you need to be very careful about what household products you use. Septic systems rely on bacteria to break down wastes and solids, but these bacteria need a specific environment to survive. If you put the wrong kind of detergent in…

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