Metal Coated Garage Door

By Robert Robillard

Fire Rated Garage  Door There are first times in every occupation and today was one of those firsts for me when we had to deal with a metal coated garage door. On my recent mudroom remodel we had to cut the garage access door along the bottom because new slate flooring and underlayment raised the…

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Closet Bookcase

By Robert Robillard

How To Convert A Closet Into A Bookcase Some of you may recall my post on “A Bookcase cover Up.” Today was the day to install the closet bookcase. If you remember the closet we are putting the bookcase in was not really a closet anymore.   A past bathroom renovation and expansion had taken all…

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Preparing for Hardwood Flooring

By Robert Robillard

Preparations for Hardwood Flooring A major part of this remodel we needed to begin preparing for hardwood flooring.   Part of this process was to rip up the entire first floor carpet and kitchen linoleum and prepare the surface to receive hardwood flooring. Bookcases and fireplace issues The bookcases seen above and below were removed to…

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Removing An Oil Tank

By Robert Robillard

Getting Rid Of That Old Oil Tank Before removing an oil tank you should always make sure that you do so properly so your property will be protected from a potential hazard. Improperly removing an oil tank could result in spilled oil, which could harm your pets, children, and property value.  To ensure that you…

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Glass Enclosed Mudroom

By Robert Robillard

Removing The Fishbowl! This week it’s been HOT HOT HOT! We’re working on Lang Street glass enclosed mudroom. In this post we were tasked with removing this glass enclosed mudroom entry way, which I refer to as the fish bowl, as well as the door and surrounding floor tile. Click on photos to enlarge. The…

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Repairing A Rotted Door Jamb

By Robert Robillard

Door Repair The door above is approximately 16 years old. The roof above does not have gutters so water drips down onto this door and oak threshold and has caused it to prematurely rot. This is a perfect spot for a rain divert-er or a gutter. The best we can do is replace the jamb…

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Window Sill Rot

By Robert Robillard

Window Sill Repair Window Planter Boxes Look Nice BUT Are NOT Good for Your House! The house pictured below has beautiful flower window beds which usually have flowers blooming all Spring, summer and even early fall. In order to keep these flowers watered the homeowner had a drip irrigation system installed to automatically water the…

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Trenching Your Lawn Without Damage

By Robert Robillard

Digging Trenches Often in remodeling and construction I find myself needing to dig a utility trench in the lawn.  Trenching your lawn without damage is possibly if your careful and methodical. Photo: ConcordCarpenter digging away! Why Do We dig Trenches? Some of the circumstances that come to mind are electrical wires to outdoor light posts,…

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