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Robert Robillard

Robert Robillard

Carpenter / Remodeler / Editor / Writer / Video Talent

Robert Robillard is a general contractor, carpenter and operates a remodeling company located in Concord, MA. He is the editor of ConcordCarpenter.com and ToolBoxBuzz, and a has a weekly column in the Sunday Boston Globe. Rob is a recognized leader in tool and how-to information for building professionals, he hosts the Concord Carpenter Cable TV Show, offering advice on home repairs and maintenance. On his website, Rob uses his knowledge and experience to help and educate on best practices in the remodeling industry. His motto: “Well done is better than well said!”. Contact Rob at: info@aconcordcarpenter.com

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Warmup’s Liberty Square Towel Heater – Field Fix

By Robert Robillard

Warmup’s Liberty Square Towel Heater -TW002 Installation Tips As a contractor that does bathroom remodels, we install a lot or WarmUp towel warmers, which are consider an upgrade feature to most folks. They often go hand in hand with their electric radiant floor heat. Warmup Towel Warmers  are made from high quality 304 stainless steel and…

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Werner Built In Fire Escape Ladder

By Robert Robillard

Werner Built-In Fire Escape Ladder Model ESC-330 Review The theme for this year’s National Fire Prevention Week is, “Every Second Counts; Plan Two Ways Out! Fire spreads faster than most people think, and anyone living in a multi-story home could find themselves trapped on a floor well above ground level. Because fire emergencies require immediate action, Werner…

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The Problem with FREE Estimates

By Robert Robillard

Why Contractors Should NOT Give Free Estimates Would anyone go into a grocery store and ask to take the food home to cook it before deciding if they want to pay for it? How about asking to drive a new car for a week before returning to the dealership to work out the terms of…

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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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