Tool Trailer Maintenance

By Robert Robillard

Preparing Your Trailer For the Winter I often refer to myself as a carpenter but, in reality I’m a mobile contractor, moving from one project to the next, sometimes even two locations in one day. Many independent contractors work remotely, often on multiple projects at the same time. In order to store and transport my tools…

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Spring Cleaning and Home Maintenance Checklist

By Phil Benevides

Spring Cleaning and Home Maintenance Checklist Here in New England when the snow begins to melt we get excited to start anew with the warmth of spring and summer coming our way. But to ensure we can enjoy the good weather, we here at Concord Carpenter like to add some Home Maintenance to our spring…

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Washing Machine Odor

By Robert Robillard

Front Load Washing Machine Foul Smell Do you have a mystery laundry room or washing machine odor? If you do, the culprit is most likely your front loading washing machine. Many front loading washing machines develop a musty, mildew, rotten egg odor. The good news is that its curable with a little DIY maintenance. Front…

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Garage Door Maintenance

By Robert Robillard

This post was sponsored by 3-IN-ONE Oil; however, all views expressed below are my own. Sticky Garage Door Fix My garage door is the biggest door in my house and recently I started noticing that is was not opening as smoothly and sticking at one point in the track. This should not have been a…

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How To Refinish a Wood Countertop

By Robert Robillard

Refinishing a Cherry Wood Countertop: There is an unmistakable, unique look of quality when I see a solid wood counter-top. It is the mix warmth, character, and quality that makes it a popular and sought after choice in many high end kitchens. Many people have a perception that installing a solid wood counter-top is cost…

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Roof and Gutter Heating Cable

By Robert Robillard

Roof Ice and Snow Melting Cables Some homes are predisposed to ice dams – and the leaks that can result from them. Lack of insulation, warm air leaks, and complex roof designs all contribute to ice dam formations. Preventing roof leaks requires addressing these issues and ice dams themselves, but that’s not always easy to…

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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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Replacing a Window Screen

By Robert Robillard

How to Replace a Window Screen 5-Steps Replacing a window screen is an easy project and should take a novice 1 hour or less for the first window and even less as thy move on to other screens. Tools Needed Utility knife Flat headed screwdriver Scissors Spline rolling tool Screen spline Screen Screen Type When…

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