Napoleon Gas Fireplace Inserts – Oakville Series

By Scott Arnold

Napoleon Gas Fireplace Inserts When purchasing a gas insert, consumers want a reliable option that delivers on both performance and aesthetics. Designed with consumer interests in mind on aesthetics and heat output, as well as the dealer and installer with design functionality, easy to install, reliable and easy to service, Napoleon is pleased to announce…

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Rockler Carbide-Tipped Radius Plane Review

By Robert Robillard

Using a Radius Plane to Ease Sharp Edges In woodworking and Carpentry In the 25-years that I’ve been a carpenter I’ve always likes using hand planes. My most-used hand plane has always been my 60-degree low angle plane, which I use for easing edges and fitting parts. How Do You Ease Your Edges? So I…

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Baseboard Radiators Not Heating Room Up

By Robert Robillard

Hydronic Radiator Slant Fin Elements Facing Wrong Direction Over the years I’ve had folks reach out to me complaining that they have rooms that do not heat up well. The solutions all varied; including zone valves, circulator pumps, relays, and whether the thermostat is working properly. Sometimes as simple as a battery needs replacing. Slant Fin…

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Construction Clothing – What Makes It Durable?

By Robert Robillard

Denim, Duck, Twill – What’s the Difference? by Ralph Mroz For most of us, the work clothes we wear are tools just like the tools in the pick-up bed or our tool boxes.  If they don’t provide good service our ability to perform our jobs probably suffers.  By “good service” I mean they last a…

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Using the Schluter Shower System

By Robert Robillard

Waterproofing a Shower With the Schluter System What Clients Really Think About When remodeling a shower, the most important thing to consider is waterproofing. Unfortunately, many people do it wrong or cut corners. We all know countless shower pan and waterproofing horror stories. Leaks and call-backs take time, cost you money, and will hurt your…

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OXX COFFEEBOXX Jobsite Coffee Maker Review

By Will Endicott

OXX COFFEEBOXX Jobsite Single-Serve Coffee Maker For years it has been a running joke that the most important tool on our job site is the radio. It is usually the first tool we get out and the last to go back in the trailer at the end of the day. While the radio still holds…

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KEEN Utility Manchester Boot

By Weston Bartosik

KEEN Utility Manchester 6” WP (Aluminum Toe) Work Boot Review I first started paying attention to KEEN Utility boots when I noticed entire crews of tradesmen in high wear and abrasion industries wearing them. Every member of a large highway marking company I worked with chose to spend their money on a pair of Keen…

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How to Stay Dry While Hiking

By Sarah Carmichael

How to Stay Dry While Hiking in the Rain (Or Doing Just About Anything Else) When the weekend rolls around, the last thing you want is for rain to spoil your outdoor fun. Some people choose to tough it out, perhaps reminding themselves, “Rain stops at the skin!” But while that attitude is certainly admirable, I…

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