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Robert Robillard

Carpenter / Remodeler / Editor / Video Talent

Robert Robillard is a general contractor, carpenter and editor of AConcordCarpenter.com and principal of a full service renovation company located in Concord, Massachusetts; A Concord Carpenter, LLC. Rob is a recognized leader in tool and how-to information for building professionals, he also hosts the Concord Carpenter Cable TV Show, offering the do-it-yourself audience in Boston’s Meto West region expert advice on home repairs and maintenance. On his website, Rob covers all aspects of home improvement, remodeling, and specializes in problem solving for home maintenance. Rob is a recognized leader in tool and how-to information for building professionals. He enjoys using his knowledge and experience to help and educate on best practices in the remodeling industry. The Concord Carpenter’s motto: “Well done is better than well said!”. Rob is a a regular contributor to DIY magazine Extreme-How-To Magazine and assistant editor at ToolBoxBuzz. He is also a tool safety and training coordinator for Push America on their Build America project.

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Milwaukee 10-1000V Dual Range Voltage Detector 2203-20

By Robert Robillard

Milwaukee 10-1000V Voltage Detector, model # 2203-20 Milwaukee is constantly trying to improve productivity and provide problem solving, innovation on the job site, this means knowing the user and understanding their process on the job site.   Milwaukee recently achieved this in their new and improved voltage detector, the Milwaukee 10-1000V Dual Range Voltage Detector 2203-20,…

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What Homeowners Should Know about CNG

By Robert Robillard

The process of switching to natural gas With the price of electricity still on the rise, homeowners have been encouraged to look at options beyond regular natural gas. There are many ways that homeowners can potentially conserve energy, and while the ideal energy solution would be a solar panel or wind turbine installed in every…

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Air Compressor Maintenance

By Robert Robillard

Air Compressor Maintenance tips: Most problems with air compressors  are a result of normal wear and tear to rubber components due to high usage, lack of lubrication or dirt or water that entering the tool via the air lines  and damaging the internal components. Air Ccompressor Maintenance Routine maintenance procedures consisting of the breakdown, cleaning and installation…

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Washing Cedar Clapboards

By Robert Robillard

How To Wash House Siding The two reasons to wash the exterior of your house are the siding is dirty and looks crappy or you are preparing for the application of paint.   Washing of cedar clapboards prior to painting is not only part of the prep process but a best practice. Paint Failure: According to…

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Decorative Tray Ceiling

By Robert Robillard

Framing A Decorative Tray Ceiling A tray ceiling is a rectangular architectural feature that is either inverted or recessed. Tray ceilings can be plain, ornate, subtle or dramatic and almost always make a statement! When people install tray ceilings they almost always install accent or rope lighting above it.  Tray ceilings are often found in…

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Be More Productive

By Robert Robillard

Double Your Productivity Do you find yourself struggling to do all the tasks that you need to do every day? Running a small business takes some considerable organizing and effort to pull off efficiently.  Wearing many hats, plus balancing home life requires being organized and to be more productive. Here are four easy tips that I guarantee…

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Retrofitting Step Flashing

By Robert Robillard

Roofing Over Existing Shingles This article discusses retrofitting step flashing on a re-roof where the contractor left the old flashing in place and did not install new sidewall, step flashing.    Before we get into the retrofitting we first must discuss roofing over existing shingles. It is possible to install new shingles over old shingles. …

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Adding Electric Radiant Floor Heat On A Bathroom Remodel

By Robert Robillard

Recently we took one of our bathroom remodeling projects and used it as an article and video feeder project for our website AConcordCarpenter.   The plan behind this project was to detail the steps behind and discuss and show the installation of cool and innovative products. Electric radiant heat and its benefits are one of the…

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