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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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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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HILTI Powder-Actuated DX 2 Fastening Tool

By Robert Robillard

Power actuated tools are well known on the jobsite as a fast, safe and cost effective way to fasten materials to concrete. Often referred to as a “Hilti gun or a Ramset gun” these tools have been a go to for direct fastening and the technology works on a controlled explosion created by small propellant…

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Delta 1-1/2 HP Dust Collector 50-767

By Robert Robillard

Wood Shop Dust Collection – Delta 1-1/2 HP Dust Collector Review Workshop wood dust is a known health problem. Dust particles from applications such as sanding and cutting are the biggest culprits. Breathing these particles may cause short or long term respiratory symptoms, mucosal and non-allergic respiratory symptoms, and cancer. Adding a dust collector, like…

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Warmup Electric Snow Melting Mat System

By Robert Robillard

Installing Warmup Driveway Snow-Melting Mat As a remodeling contractor I advise on, and oversee, a lot of hardscaping projects. Recently, I’ve seen an increase in snow-melting system installations. Why Install a Snow Melting System? Living in the North means shoveling snow, salting your walkway and stairs, and plowing your driveway (or paying someone to do…

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SmartCord Safety Extension Cord

By Robert Robillard

SmartCord Heat-Sensing Safety Cord Every year there are over 50,000 electrical-related fires, and 3,300 of them involved an improperly used extension cord.  People simply put too many items on extension cords, overloading them, which creates excessive heat and creates a spart and starts a fire. The vast majority of residential fire fatalities are due to…

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Ice Dams

By Robert Robillard

Is Your Home Ice-Dam-Resistant? Most people don’t think much about ice dams when they’re purchasing a new home, especially not if they’re first-time homebuyers. That’s understandable. Between your excitement of getting a new castle and the long list of other things you have to worry about, it’s easy to overlook whether your dream home is…

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7 DIY Home Repairs

By Robert Robillard

7 Common Home Repairs You Can Do By Yourself Regardless of whether you live in a brand new home or not, you are bound to come across a few things that need fixing every now and again. Whilst some of us may have the instinctual habit to get out our toolbox and try and fix…

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