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Robert Robillard

Carpenter / Remodeler / Editor / Video Talent

Robert Robillard is a general contractor, carpenter and editor of AConcordCarpenter.com and principal of a full service renovation company located in Concord, Massachusetts; A Concord Carpenter, LLC. Rob is a recognized leader in tool and how-to information for building professionals, he also hosts the Concord Carpenter Cable TV Show, offering the do-it-yourself audience in Boston’s Meto West region expert advice on home repairs and maintenance. On his website, Rob covers all aspects of home improvement, remodeling, and specializes in problem solving for home maintenance. Rob is a recognized leader in tool and how-to information for building professionals. He enjoys using his knowledge and experience to help and educate on best practices in the remodeling industry. The Concord Carpenter’s motto: “Well done is better than well said!”. Rob is a a regular contributor to DIY magazine Extreme-How-To Magazine and assistant editor at ToolBoxBuzz. He is also a tool safety and training coordinator for Push America on their Build America project.

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Fall Home Maintenance

By Robert Robillard

Tips for Fall Home Maintenance Fall is the perfect time to work on your home.  The weather is cooler and sun is lower in the sky making easier to work longer hours outdoors without discomfort. It is also the perfect time to perform fall home maintenance.  this is the stuff that you need to do…

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Sealing Granite Counters

By Robert Robillard

Sealing Granite Counter Tops   Sealing granite counters is important because contrary to popular belief granite is porous. Applying a high quality sealer will block liquids [stains] from seeping into the granite. Stains and discolorations often develop on granite from red wine, certain juices, cooking oil, bacon fat can cause granite headaches. There are some…

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Removing A Cantilevered Balcony

By Robert Robillard

Removing A Balcony And Installing A Railing The second floor balcony on front of this house has been leaking into the garage ceiling below for some time. After going back and forth on whether to repair the leak it was decided to remove the balcony and install a railing across the doorway. We staged the…

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How to Install Speaker Wire Behind Crown Molding

By Robert Robillard

  Hiding Speaker Wire Behind Crown Molding A client of mine asked for me to install crown molding in his living room. We always buy the moldings we install at Anderson McQuiad, a local mill shop.  All the moldings are made on site and always have very sharp, detailed profiles.  This particular molding is made…

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Milwaukee 10-1000V Dual Range Voltage Detector 2203-20

By Robert Robillard

Milwaukee 10-1000V Voltage Detector, model # 2203-20 Milwaukee is constantly trying to improve productivity and provide problem solving, innovation on the job site, this means knowing the user and understanding their process on the job site.   Milwaukee recently achieved this in their new and improved voltage detector, the Milwaukee 10-1000V Dual Range Voltage Detector 2203-20,…

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What Homeowners Should Know about CNG

By Robert Robillard

The process of switching to natural gas With the price of electricity still on the rise, homeowners have been encouraged to look at options beyond regular natural gas. There are many ways that homeowners can potentially conserve energy, and while the ideal energy solution would be a solar panel or wind turbine installed in every…

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Air Compressor Maintenance

By Robert Robillard

Air Compressor Maintenance tips: Most problems with air compressors  are a result of normal wear and tear to rubber components due to high usage, lack of lubrication or dirt or water that entering the tool via the air lines  and damaging the internal components. Air Ccompressor Maintenance Routine maintenance procedures consisting of the breakdown, cleaning and installation…

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Washing Cedar Clapboards

By Robert Robillard

How To Wash House Siding The two reasons to wash the exterior of your house are the siding is dirty and looks crappy or you are preparing for the application of paint.   Washing of cedar clapboards prior to painting is not only part of the prep process but a best practice. Paint Failure: According to…

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