French Cleat Mounting System

By Robert Robillard

How To Make And Use A French Cleat The French Cleat mounting system has been around longer than anyone can remember. Many think the name French Cleat originated from the 1800’s French shipbuilders who used the cleats to hang items on the ship walls to free up limited space on the ship’s floors or decks.…

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Problem With Garage Door

By Robert Robillard

Dealing With The Most Common Garage Door Issues Your garage door is perhaps one of the most heavily-used doors in your home. You probably use it more frequently than your front door, especially if you always drive to work. Then again, even if your garage door doesn’t see much action, it is still bound to…

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Filson Tin Cloth Fishing Bag

By Ben Carmichael

Filson Tin Cloth Review GoreTex. H2No. Call it what you will, modern waterproof technologies are certainly effective, but they lack a bit of soul. They keep weather out, but they don’t weather well at all. When they age, they often break or simply stop being waterproof. You buy it, use it, and replace it —…

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YETI Hopper Cooler Two

By Will Endicott

YETI Hopper Two  – Soft-Sided Cooler Before getting into the YETI Hopper Cooler Two, let me give you a  little backstory. I backed my way into writing for ACC simply by following the website. I got a newsletter that inquired for new “Tool Reviewers”, and I pounced on the opportunity. See, as a full-time, professional contractor,…

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Nicholson Hand Files

By Robert Robillard

Nicholson 9 Piece Hand File Set with Ergonomic Handles, American Pattern By Ralph Mroz Everyone uses files, this article is about Nicholson Hand Files.  Plumbers, carpenters, electricians, HVAC technicians, fabricators, mechanics, machinists, auto body technicians.  Woodworkers and cabinet and furniture makers use them too, only they’re called rasps. Everyday files come in a mind-boggling variety of types,…

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Kershaw ZT ZeroTolerance Knife

By Robert Robillard

Zero Tolerance 0450 Sinkevich Titanium Knife The Kershaw ZT Zero Tolerance Knife, model 0450 is a version of an award-winning collaboration between ZT and custom knife designer Dmitry Sinkevich. It is a version of the 0454 knife, which was a very limited edition.  If you don’t have the 0454 knives, I think Zero Tolerance 0450 is the next best thing!…

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How to Insulate your Basement

By Phil Benevides

Proper  Techniques to Insulate your Basement Many homeowners look to their basements when they want to efficiently increase the living area of their homes. Compared to the cost of a home addition and the significant difference in the amount of building material, expanding a home through a basement renovation is cost-effective and easier on the…

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Roof and Gutter Heating Cable

By Robert Robillard

Warmup 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…

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