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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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Dust Right Universal Small Port Hose Kit

By Robert Robillard

Rockler  Universal Small Port Hose Kit connects to wide range of small power tools On of my biggest pet peeves when working ins my shop is the lack of proper interface between my HEPA vacuums and my tools.  At Concord Carpenter, are a huge advocate of collecting dust at the source, but tool-makers don’t make…

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Werner AE2210 Energy Seal Attic Ladder

By Robert Robillard

Installing an Werner Energy Seal Attic Ladder  – Review After the terrible winter, the folks in New England suffered, I have been looking closer at ice dam causes and prevention.  One of the biggest causes I’ve seen, on my inspections of homes, is excessive heart loss and air leaks, the culprit was attic ladder hatches.  We…

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Stiletto Titanium Hammer Giveaway

By Robert Robillard

Stiletto 14 ox Titanium Hammer Model TI14MC-F Giveaway What would you rather drive a Cadillac or Honda? I think we know the answer… Well the same goes for your hammer. Would you rather swing a cheap, non-reliable hammer or the Cadillac of hammers; the STILETTO? If there is one tool that is a common denominator…

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Tile Back Buttering

By Robert Robillard

What is Back Buttering? by Phil Green Unless you, or know someone is in the tile industry, this phase may be uncommon to you.  Back Buttering is the term used to describe the technique of applying setting material (thin set) to the back of your tile and natural stone. A successful tile installation is only…

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AC DraftShield Covers

By Robert Robillard

Battic Door AC DraftShield Covers At this year’s JLC LIVE trade show I got a chance to look at, and learn about the AC DraftShield Covers from Battic Door Attic Access Solutions. The AC DraftShield Cover is a much more effective means of sealing your air-conditioning system registers, preventing heat loss, and keeping cold air…

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Bathroom Trends

By Robert Robillard

Bathroom Design Trends According to the National Kitchen & Bath Association’s (NKBA) 2015 Kitchen & Bath Design Trends report, contemporary designs top the list. Top designers also note that nearly all bathroom amenities are also on the rise. This includes features like steam showers, frameless shower enclosures, sound systems, unique tiles, low flow toilets/fixtures and…

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BuildClean Dust Control System

By Robert Robillard

Dust Control System Here at ConcordCarpener.com we often write about ‘best practices” and “contractor professional development.”   We also follow Henry Ford’s advice of, “doing things right when no one is looking.”   Livable Remodeling When discussing contractor professional development we often refer to the term, “livable remodeling.”    Livable remodeling refers to providing building and remodeling…

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How To Clean A Slow Draining Shower

By Robert Robillard

  Slow Draining Shower Floor Drain – using no chemicals Every six months of so I notice my shower drain start to accumulate water and drain slowly. Most people eventually end up with a slow draining bathtub or shower. Long hair, soap and bath products all combine to make a nasty, smelly drain clog. While…

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