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Robert Robillard

Carpenter / Remodeler / Editor

Rob Robillard is “The Concord Carpenter” Rob is a builder, general contractor, carpenter, woodworker, and editor of Concord Carpenter and ToolBoxBuzz As a General Contractor and carpenter, Rob owns and operates Concord Carpenter LLC. A full-service remodeling and construction company. Rob is a recognized leader in home building best practices and a source for how-to information for building professionals. On this website, Rob covers all aspects of home construction, building science, home improvement, woodworking, remodeling, and some of the best product and tool reviews. Rob is in charge of our Tool and Product Review series - Concord Carpenter Videos where we post all of our tool reviews and video tutorials. Rob approaches remodeling and building construction with a pragmatic and problem-solving approach. He enjoys using his knowledge and experience to help and educate building professionals as well as DIYers on best practices in the construction and remodeling industry. He's a strong advocate for "raising the bar" in the construction trades and promoting the trades to youth. #BeAMentor #Green2Great Craftsmanship, quality, and pride guide his journey on this channel The Concord Carpenter's motto: "Well done is better than well said!" : Read more about Rob If you have a building or remodeling question you can have rob respond to your answer via video. Click here for more information. https://jointruly.com/robillard Invite code: x22r2

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Mice Problems

By Robert Robillard

Getting Rid of Mice Mice don’t care if you live in a pristine home or a cardboard shack, if you have what they want, they’re moving in! Mice tend to enter homes though small gaps in floors and foundations and holes in walls such as; plumbing, electrical and venting service holes. Mice enter homes through…

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Zenith Trim Puller

By Robert Robillard

Pull It Right with the Zenith Trim Puller Removing trim, like baseboard, chair rail, window and door casing is often a necessity when remodeling. I often find myself removing trim carefully when I plan on saving the trim, because its old and difficult to replace and match or I’m deconstructing something carefully to make some…

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Bosch European Small Scale Kitchen Designs

By Robert Robillard

Small Scale Kitchen Appliance Designs Probably the biggest remodeling challenge, and reward, is transforming a worn, outdated space into a purposeful, unobtrusive, efficient and enjoyable space. That’s probably why I’ve always admired and respected Bosch as a tool manufacturer and a kitchen appliance brand. Let’s face it, there’s no disputing their longstanding heritage in quality…

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How To Clean A Smelly Garbage Disposal

By Robert Robillard

How to Clean a Garbage Disposal When I was a college student one of my summer jobs was working for the city rubbish removal, throwing trash barrels into the back of a rubbish truck.  Back then I thought I’d never smell anything as heinous as what that job threw at me. While that is mostly…

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Warmup Pipe Freeze Protection Heating Cable

By Robert Robillard

How To Install Warmup Heat Tracing Cable Every winter approximately 250,000 American families have one or more rooms in their homes ruined by water pipes freezing and breaking, according to State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. With temperatures dropping during the winter months, freezing pipes are always a major concern for homeowners, businesses and industry…

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RIDGID 18 Volt Cordless Brad Nailer

By Robert Robillard

RIDGID HyperDrive 2-1/8 Brushless Brad Nailer R09890B Review I’ve been saying for a while not that RIDGID should come out with a more robust version of the Ryobi cordless brad nailer. Cordless tool technology is continuing to advance to the point of “cutting the cord,” and now the “air hoses” too. Cordless air nailer technology…

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Warmup Electric Radiant Heat

By Robert Robillard

L-shaped bathroom floor layout Warmup Electric Radiant Heat StickyMat Floor System The science behind electric radiant floor heating is quite simple: electric heating coils warm the floor surface, which effectively becomes a low-temperature radiator! Electric radiant heat systems deliver heat people and objects in the room by heating up a mass (the floor) and “radiating”…

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StickyMat Radiant floor Heating – Electric Matting System

By Robert Robillard

Probably the most attractive advantage the Warmup Stickymat has over competitors is how easy it is to install onto underlayment, without thin-set, especially when applied to Warmup’s thermal insulation boards.

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