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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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Replacing a Window Screen

By Robert Robillard

How to Replace a Window Screen 5-Steps Replacing a window screen is an easy project and should take a novice 1 hour or less for the first window and even less as thy move on to other screens. Tools Needed Utility knife Flat headed screwdriver Scissors Spline rolling tool Screen spline Screen Screen Type When…

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Bathroom Remodeling Considerations

By Robert Robillard

Bathroom Remodeling Plumbing and Electrical Considerations More than any other room in your house, a bathroom combines intense usage needs with tight space constraints. This makes it a tough room to remodel. Analysis paralysis can set in when you’re just thinking about cosmetic features like tile and paint. But that’s just the fun stuff. Where…

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3 Tips When Choosing A Vanity

By Robert Robillard

James Martin Charleston 60″ Vanity Common Sense Tips When Choosing A Vanity We’d lived in our house for just over two years before we started the remodel of our upstairs bathroom. Why the delay? Well, things happen (like our furnace breaking down during the Great Boston Winter of 2015). But it also turns out that…

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Wedi Waterproof Shower System

By Robert Robillard

Building a Waterproof Shower I think we can all agree the single most important thing to consider when building a shower is waterproofing.  Building a waterproof barrier is an essential part of preparing these showers and unfortunately, many people do it wrong or cut corners. We all know countless shower pan and waterproofing horror stories.…

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Reducing Silica Dust

By Robert Robillard

Reducing Respirable Silica Dust is a Requirement On March 2, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a ruling on respirable silica dust. This ruling put the spotlight on how companies will need to reduce silica dust in drilling applications. The Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has been tasked with enforcing this regulation.  As…

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Warmup Towel Warmer

By Robert Robillard

Warmup Towel Warmer Say what you will about British plumbing — there’s a lot to say about it, and almost none of it is good — but one of the things I’ve enjoyed on my trips to the UK is that you can be staying in the world’s remotest, tiniest wayside inn and the bathrooms…

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Bathroom Insulation and Ventilation

By Robert Robillard

Bathroom Insulation and Ventilation Remodeling Concerns A lot of client questions that come up during a bathroom remodel, but one question that never seems to make the discussions is bathroom insulation and ventilation. Sure people want a bath fan and their walls and ceilings insulated but do they REALLY know what the contractor is scoping…

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Creating an Outdoor Living Space

By Robert Robillard

Planning An Outdoor Living Space: When entertaining the favorite hangout in my home always seemed to be the kitchen. There seems to be a magnetic pull to the kitchen, especially when my wife is in there entertaining the crowd with her culinary skills and great sense of humor.  A sense of humor, I might add,…

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