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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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DEWALT 12-Volt Hand Held Wall Scanner DCT419

By Robert Robillard

DEWALT 12-Volt Hand Held Wall Scanner DCT419 The DEWALT 12 volt hand held wall scanner DCT419 was designed to assist contractors with assessing hidden conditions, and embedded material detection. The DCT419 can detect the following items behind multiple wall surfaces: wood ferrous and non-ferrous metal plastic unshielded live electric wiring How Deep Can The DCT419…

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Installing WarmlyYours Roof And Gutter Deicing System

By Robert Robillard

 Preventing Ice Dam Damage When the snow hits our roofs several conditions together create the “perfect storm” for ice dams. The easiest way to spot an ice dam is to look for a lump of ice at the roofs edge, icicles are often present but do not cause ice dams.  Roofs with inadequate ventilation ice…

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Removing An Ice Dam

By Robert Robillard

Do You Have Ice Dam Problems? If your home has a steep sloped roof, and is more than 20 years old, there is a high probability that your attic has excessive heat, leading to ice damming.  I spent some time this weekend removing ice dams from my house.  Here are some thoughts: What Is An Ice…

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Detecting Home Energy Leaks with Infrared Thermometers

By Robert Robillard

Detect Home Energy Leaks with Infrared Thermometers Nearly everyone can relate to the difficulties in keeping their home warm during winter and cool during summer. At times it can seem like an insurmountable challenge, particularly if your home is poorly insulated, or there are areas within the home where air leaks are present. But there…

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How To Control Remodeling Dust

By Robert Robillard

  Best Practice For Controlling Remodeling Dust As a remodeling contractor I learned early on that learning how to control remodeling dust and keeping out of the non-remodeled portion of your clients home is often more important than the quality of your work. There is nothing worse than having your client tell you they want you…

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Dickies Khaki Pant

By Robert Robillard

Dickies Khaki Pant – Work Wear We here at Concord Carpenter have a crew of seasoned carpenters with a diverse preference of styles and brands when it comes to work wear, but when it comes to company attire, uniformity is king. Having our team show up to a clients home looking clean-cut, professional, and uniform…

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Ridgid 10-Inch 13 Amp Table Saw R4512

By Robert Robillard

Ridgid 10-Inch 13 Amp Table Saw R4512Review We recently took a close look at the Ridgid R4512 table saw.   What impressed mostly us was this saw has many cabinet saw features, at fraction of the price. This saw gives users the ability to move the saw easily with an integral pedal lift and caster mechanism.…

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Titanium Hammers vs. Steel Hammers

By Robert Robillard

Titanium Hammers vs. Steel Hammers Which One Is Better? The titanium hammer vs. steel hammer debate has been going on at my job site for a few years now. The questions all address whether titanium hammers are worth the cost, which is sometimes 4-5 times more than a steel hammer, and do they REALLY prevent…

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