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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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How To Dispose Of Paint

By Robert Robillard

How To Safely Dispose of Latex Paint Every few years I clean out my basement workshop and end up having to wrestle with a dozen half used paint cans. Some of the paint is good and some is not, or is a long forgotten color. The question often posed to me how do I dispose…

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Best Bathroom Flooring

By Robert Robillard

3 of the Best Types of Flooring for the Bathroom Most of us think that we have limited choice when it comes to bathroom flooring. We can choose between stone, vinyl, or wood. Well, I’m happy to report that we have a lot more choice than that. There are so many different types of materials…

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Holiday Tool Buying Guide

By Robert Robillard

    Holiday Gift Guide 2016 It can be difficult to buy for the men or woman in your life, who work with their hands. If they follow ACC, then their most likely not interested in fancy bows, colorful ribbons, or fluff. They prefer tools, knives, gadgets, and gear! So we’ve put together a holiday tool…

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WiOn Indoor Wi-Fi Outlet 50050

By Robert Robillard

WiOn Indoor Smart Outlet Internet-enabled electrical outlets, plugs, power strips and light switches are a great way to start building a smart home. They add convenience to any appliance to save energy, provide security, provide safety and make our lives easier. The WiOn indoor Wi-Fi outlet 50050 is one example. Smart Homes These days’ people…

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What Contractors Should Do At The Gym

By Robert Robillard

What Should People In The Building Trades Do At The Gym By John Donaldson Chances are you lift heavy, awkward things from time-to-time, and then you climb a ladder with them.  What you have is an “on-the-job” strength benefit, which accountants could never achieve in their office.  That’s the good news, but with a cautionary…

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Window Safety Film

By Robert Robillard

Achieving A Tempered Glass Result – Code Compliance I recently remodeled a home and hired a reputable window company to measure and supply all the windows. One item that the window rep and I both missed was that both bathroom windows should have been specified with tempered glass.  We missed it and rightfully so, got called out by…

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Roof Moss

By Robert Robillard

Keeping Moss Off Your Roof I love Moss in the woods, but NOT on a roof. Roof Moss tends to grow on north facing roofs that receive less direct sunlight and stay damp longer than south facing roofs. South facing roofs have the benefit of more sunlight and tend to be drier. Moss needs a moist…

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Fall Lawn Care

By Robert Robillard

Lawn Care The best natural defense against insect and weed damage is a healthy, dense lawn. Many folks pay a lot of attention to theirs lawns in the spring and summer but loose interest in the fall. The fall season an important season to pay attention to lawn care, this is when your lawn starts…

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