VAULTEK VT20i Gun Vault

By Robert Robillard

If your 40 years old or older you grew up in the times of lead paint, asbestos, no seat belts, no bike helmets and the Three-Stooges for TV entertainment. Back then people stored handguns in night stands and didn’t think a second more about it. As far as securing of firearms went, we were told…

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Silica The NEW Asbestos

By Stan Durlacher

Silica and Compliant Dust Control What do the “Largest Construction Tragedy in US History” and “The New Asbestos” Have In Common? Worst Construction Tragedy in US History – The Hawks Nest Tunnel In 1931, a project was started in Gauley Bridge, WV to create a tunnel under Gauley Mountain to divert the New River to…

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Jobsite Accident Prevention and First Aid

By Scott Arnold

Accidents Happen but Lets Try to Avoid Them Let’s face it accidents are going happen! There is no way to predict them but in most cases they can be avoided. Knowledge of the tool you’re using, having respect for the tool, focus and practicing the best safety possible are all ways to avoid accidents. Two…

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Gloves for Hot BBQ and Cold Beer?!?

By Rob Foster

When do work gloves become “fun” gloves? When they include a bottle opener! StoneBreaker Tailgating Gloves are designed for the tailgating crowd. These gloves pulls triple duty; keeping hands warm in the winter, protecting them from grill flames and hot dishes and most importantly, the ability to pop the top on the coldies. These 100% percent…

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Smoke Detectors

By Jim Nadeau

An Electricians Advice On Smoke Detectors Are your smoke detectors chirping all the time or just going off on random times?  If you have hard wired 120volt with battery back up smoke detectors here are a few things you can do. Real or False alarm? I always remember a service call I got of a customers Smoke/CO detector…

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Selecting A Summer Work Boot

By Robert Robillard

Summer Work Shoes Summers can get hot and humid, there is nothing worse than having your feet sweat in a hot, heavy, steel-toed work boot. Selecting a summer work boot or shoe can be a daunting process. For one, many contractors I know feel strongly that the BEST foot protection on the jobsite is a work…

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Changing Smoke Detector Batteries

By Robert Robillard

Daylight Savings Means Changing Smoke Alarm Batteries Changing smoke detector batteries is something most people forget to do.  A good way to remember to do this is to time it when you change your clocks for day light savings.   Remember to change the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms too. Daylight…

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Warmup Electric Snow Melting Mat System

By Robert Robillard

Installing Warmup Driveway Snow-Melting Mat As a remodeling contractor I advise on, and oversee, a lot of hardscaping projects. Recently, I’ve seen an increase in snow-melting system installations. Why Install a Snow Melting System? Living in the North means shoveling snow, salting your walkway and stairs, and plowing your driveway (or paying someone to do…

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