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Michael Hopp

Writer / Carpenter / Remodeler

Michael Hopp is a registered contractor in the State of Rhode Island. He has been registered for the last 13 years specializing in interior and exterior remodeling, doors and windows. Mike began practicing his trade 20 years ago at William M. Davies Career and Technical High School in carpentry shop. This gave him the opportunity to become an apprentice at Brodeur Window Distributors. Mike continued working at the company for 10 years. During this time he was in charge of the specialty door shop and assisted on service calls. For the last 13 years, Mike has been work as a general contractor in Rhode Island with his company MJH Construction LLC. Even though his background is in doors and windows, his passion is for remodel work.

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Milwaukee M18 Utility Bucket Light

By Michael Hopp

Milwaukee Bucket Light (2122-22HD) In January 2017, Milwaukee will be releasing the first ever LED Utility Bucket Light.  This new light will run off of their M18 battery platform and illuminate your job site with 2,500 Lumens.  This new Bucket Light will attract Utility providers, electrical contractors, and lineman just to mention a few.  Milwaukee…

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Rubber Flashing On Deck Joists

By Michael Hopp

Benefit’s of Flashing Deck Joists Water and wood do not play nice together, and over a long period of time unprotected wood, even pressure treated can rot. But by protecting the wood, it can extend the life of your deck.  Most decks are still framed with pressure treated lumber. Applying a self-adhesive membrane to the wood…

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General Digital Multimeter Review

By Michael Hopp

Tool Smart Digital Multimeter TS04 General Tool has come out with a new line called ToolSmart Connected Precision.  We had the chance to take a look at the new Digital Multimeter (TS04) and use it on our job site. This General Digital Multimeter Review has plenty of features and with the ToolSmart app saved us…

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Kreg Storage Screw Organizer Containers

By Michael Hopp

Kreg’s Organizer KTC25 & Containers KKS-S & KKS-L Kreg Tool Company continues to keep you productive with their new organization and storage solutions.  With the launch of the Kreg System K5 (KTC55) Organizer in September 2015.  They are adding to the Kreg System with the screw organizer (KTC25) and hardware containers (KKS-S & KKS-L).  These organizers will…

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Bosch GRL-500 HCK Rotary Laser Kit

By Michael Hopp

  Bosch Self-Leveling Rotary Laser Complete Kit Review The folks at Bosch have come out with a new rotary laser, the Bosch GRL-500 HCK Rotary Laser Kit, which is self- leveling. I got the opportunity to review the complete kit and I quickly discovered that it makes some of the old style work tasks go…

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Warmup Launching New WIFI Thermostats

By Michael Hopp

Warmup 4iE Smart WIFI Thermostats with SmartGeo Warmup, the world’s best selling floor heating brand, with over 2 million systems sold in 60 countries.  Warmup is ready to launch their 4iE Smart WIFI Thermostats and the MyHeating app for whole house comfort control. Inner workings: With built in SmartGeo technology the 4iE is a room…

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Warmly Yours Prodeso Membrane

By Michael Hopp

Warmly Yours TempZone cable using Prodeso membrane     Warmly Yours is radiant floor heating made easy with their new Prodeso Cable Installation Membrane.  This new membrane, is energy efficient and will minimize installation time.  Time is saved with by fitting the heating cable in the square shaped membrane reliefs. Uncoupling and Crack Isolation Membrane…

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JLC Live New England 2016

By Michael Hopp

JLC LIVE Highlights Once again I had the pleasure of attending JLC LIVE New England.  This is a trade show that takes place every year in March at the Rhode Island Convection Center.  If you’re in the trades or into DIY this trade show is one you will not want to miss.  The show offers…

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