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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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Zenith Trim Puller

By Robert Robillard

Pull It Right with the Zenith Trim Puller Removing trim, like baseboard, chair rail, window and door casing is often a necessity when remodeling. I often find myself removing trim carefully when I plan on saving the trim, because its old and difficult to replace and match or I’m deconstructing something carefully to make some…

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Bosch European Small Scale Kitchen Designs

By Robert Robillard

Small Scale Kitchen Appliance Designs Probably the biggest remodeling challenge, and reward, is transforming a worn, outdated space into a purposeful, unobtrusive, efficient and enjoyable space. That’s probably why I’ve always admired and respected Bosch as a tool manufacturer and a kitchen appliance brand. Let’s face it, there’s no disputing their longstanding heritage in quality…

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How To Clean A Smelly Garbage Disposal

By Robert Robillard

How to Clean a Garbage Disposal When I was a college student one of my summer jobs was working for the city rubbish removal, throwing trash barrels into the back of a rubbish truck.  Back then I thought I’d never smell anything as heinous as what that job threw at me. While that is mostly…

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Warmup Pipe Freeze Protection Heating Cable

By Robert Robillard

How To Install Warmup Heat Tracing Cable Every winter approximately 250,000 American families have one or more rooms in their homes ruined by water pipes freezing and breaking, according to State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. With temperatures dropping during the winter months, freezing pipes are always a major concern for homeowners, businesses and industry…

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RIDGID 18 Volt Cordless Brad Nailer

By Robert Robillard

RIDGID HyperDrive 2-1/8 Brushless Brad Nailer R09890B Review I’ve been saying for awhile not that RIDGID should come out with a more robust version of the Ryobi cordless brad nailer. Cordless tool technology is containing to advance to the point of “cutting the cord,” and now the “air hoses” too. Cordless air nailer technology eliminates…

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Bulb Planting with the Yard Butler Roto Auger

By Robert Robillard

Yard Butler Roto Auger for Planting Bulbs By Sarah Green Carmichael New England winters are long, cold, and dark – by March I’m usually a depressed husk of a woman. What always brings me back to life is the thrilling sight of the first crocuses peaking out through the last remnants of snow. By the…

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Kitchen Countertops

By Robert Robillard

How To Choose A Kitchen Countertop Should I update my Kitchen Countertops? I get that question a lot. Counter tops are the focal point of any kitchen and they play a large role in the aesthetics and design. In addition to being stylish and attractive, countertops need to be functional and practical. Whether you are…

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Warmup Electric Radiant Heat

By Robert Robillard

L-shaped bathroom floor layout Warmup Electric Radiant Heat StickyMat Floor System The science behind electric radiant floor heating is quite simple: electric heating coils warm the floor surface, which effectively becomes a low-temperature radiator! Electric radiant heat systems deliver heat people and objects in the room by heating up a mass (the floor) and “radiating”…

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