Streamlabs Smart Home Water Monitor

By Jeff Deitz

Monitoring Home Water Consumption ~ By Jeff Deitz These days smart products and monitors can be found in every corner of the home. Its now possible to control almost any item in your home that has a button from your smartphone. I find myself controlling lights, monitoring security cameras and opening garage doors all from…

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2018 Holiday Gift Guide

By Phil Benevides

Concord Carpenter 2018 Holiday Gift Guide The Holidays are upon us and nothing makes us happier than helping our readers give gifts your loved ones won’t forget. We think this year is a good mix of practical gifts, tools, toys, and some new digs. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, hopefully we’ve inspired…

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False Albacore Fly Fishing

By Ben Carmichael

False Albacore Fly Fishing During the Martha’s Vineyard Derby New England fall — the season of leaves, apple cider donuts, the fall migration, and the Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby. The Derby — which, after 73 years is, like Bono or Cher, known simply as “The Derby” — captivates the island, its tourists…

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2016 Season New England Fly Fishing Video

By Ben Carmichael

Fly Fishing Video 2016 was a great season of fly fishing in New England. Though, to be fair, I feel that way after most seasons; New England is such a beautiful place, with so many incredible places to fish, that I am often reminded of how fortunate I am — and, perhaps if you’re reading…

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Costa Corbina Polarized Fishing Glasses

By Ben Carmichael

Costa Corbina Polarized Fishing Glasses Review They seem like such a simple thing: polarized glasses. But they are so important. I don’t get why so many spend so many hours obsessing over their flies, or their reels, and spend hours getting to a location, only to put on a crummy pair of polarized glasses. As people inevitably point…

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Install Flashing Between Masonry Steps and Wood House

By Robert Robillard

Masonry Steps Against Wood Whether concrete, pavers or granite, masonry steps,  should never be placed directly against wood. Doing so WILL result in rot and water damage to the homes sill foundation. It will also be a neon sign inviting carpenter ants and termites to come into your house and start munching on your home.…

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Hardie Siding and Trim Products

By Stan Durlacher

James Hardie Product Review I recently dropped by Rob Robillard’s current project in Concord MA. to see it in person because I liked what I saw on social media. The large addition had been recently sided and painted. I asked Rob about the material because it looked fabulous. Rob told me it was sided with…

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All You Need to Know About GoreTex Jackets

By Sarah Carmichael

What You Need to Know About GoreTex Jackets We could only see a few yards ahead of us. Dense fog obscured both the trail and the beautiful vistas the guidebook had promised. Wind whipped at the hood of my raincoat, somehow not clearing the fog at all, but managing to drive the rain sideways through…

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