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Robert Robillard

Robert Robillard

Carpenter / Remodeler / Editor / Writer / Video Talent

Robert Robillard is a remodeler, general contractor, and principal of a carpentry and renovation business located in Concord, Massachusetts. He also writes the "Ask the Carpenter" advice column in the Boston Globe, and serves as the Editor of Tool Box Buzz and founding editor of A Concord Carpenter . Rob is in charge of our Tool and Product Review - Tool and Product Review - Video Channel, , where we post all of our tool reviews and video tutorials. Rob enjoys using his knowledge and experience to help and educate building professionals as well as DIYers on best practices in the remodeling industry. The Concord Carpenter's motto: "Well done is better than well said!" : Read more about Rob <a href="https://profiles.google.com/concordcarpenter"

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Stiletto Titanium Hammer Giveaway

By Robert Robillard

Stiletto 14 ox Titanium Hammer Model TI14MC-F Giveaway What would you rather drive a Cadillac or Honda? I think we know the answer… Well the same goes for your hammer. Would you rather swing a cheap, non-reliable hammer or the Cadillac of hammers; the STILETTO? If there is one tool that is a common denominator…

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Tile Back Buttering

By Robert Robillard

What is Tile Back Buttering? by Phil Green Unless you, or know someone is in the tile industry, this phase may be uncommon to you.  Tile Back Butteringis the term used to describe the technique of applying setting material (thin set) to the back of your tile and natural stone. A successful tile installation is…

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AC DraftShield Covers

By Robert Robillard

Battic Door AC DraftShield Covers At this year’s JLC LIVE trade show I got a chance to look at, and learn about the AC DraftShield Covers from Battic Door Attic Access Solutions. The AC DraftShield Cover is a much more effective means of sealing your air-conditioning system registers, preventing heat loss, and keeping cold air…

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Sealing Tile and Grout

By Robert Robillard

How To Seal Tile and Grout I’m a remodeling contractor in the Northeast and can tell you that most bathroom re-modeler do not take the time to seal tile grout for their customers. We could debate why and I’ll probably point to a missing level of professionalism, ignorance, communication and cost but that’s for a…

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BuildClean Dust Control System

By Robert Robillard

Construction Dust Control System Here at ConcordCarpener.com we often write about ‘best practices” and “contractor professional development.”   We also follow Henry Ford’s advice of, “doing things right when no one is looking.”   Livable Remodeling When discussing contractor professional development we often refer to the term, “livable remodeling.”    Livable remodeling refers to providing building and…

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How To Clean A Slow Draining Shower

By Robert Robillard

  Slow Draining Shower Floor Drain – using no chemicals Every six months of so I notice my shower drain start to accumulate water and drain slowly. Most people eventually end up with a slow draining bathtub or shower. Long hair, soap and bath products all combine to make a nasty, smelly drain clog. While…

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M12 FUEL 5-3/8” Circular Saw 2530-20

By Robert Robillard

M12 FUEL 5-3/8” Brushless Circular Saw 2530-20 Review Milwaukee Tool recently expanded their 12-volt line with their release of the M12 FUEL 5-3/8” Circular Saw 2530-20. What intrigued us at Concord Carpenter was the size, weight and ability of this new saw.  We first saw it at Milwaukee’s media event,and its easy to see why…

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7 Tips for Winterizing Your Home

By Robert Robillard

Winterizing Your Home By Tim Smith Outside of Florida, every state has its winter jokes. If you have more miles on your snow blower than on your car, you must live in Michigan. Colorado has three seasons: July, August and winter. No doubt about it – North America is cold. Even the Vikings left. Those…

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