Large Diameter Tapcons

By Robert Robillard

Using Large Diameter Tapcons To Secure Stairs To A Concrete Footing Tapcon is a brand well known for it’s blue concrete or masonry screws that tap threads into concrete.  As a residential contractor I have always found Tapcons simple to use and a go to masonry fastener with excellent holding values.  If used properly, Tapcon…

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Outdoor Beverage Cooler Solutions

By Robert Robillard

Cold Beverage Refrigeration Solutions for Entertaining Autumn is here, and like other homeowners, you might find yourself entertaining others in your home, whether it’s for huddling around the television to watch a football game, in my case the New England Patriots,  or serving your guests pre-Thanksgiving dinner aperitif cocktails. The crisp air and colorful leaves…

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Kwikset KEVO Door Lock

By Robert Robillard

Kwikset KEVO Door Lock Uses Smartphone and touch-to-open technology The folks at Kwikset now have a new smart lock, called KEVO. KEVO uses a smartphone or FOB to send a signal to the lock to allow it to be unlocked with a touch of the finger. The Kwikset KEVO Door Lock basically transforms your smartphone into a…

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Milwaukee SHOCKWAVE Expand

By Phil Benevides

Milwaukee SHOCKWAVE Expand The Milwaukee SHOCKWAVE Expand series brags that with their products you can “DO MORE and CARRY LESS”. The idea is built around magnetic bit holders that allow you to switch out smaller bits that fit snugly into the holder. With these space and weight saving concepts driving our industry its no wonder…

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NEW Milwaukee Tape Measures

By Phil Benevides

NEW Milwaukee Tape Measures By: Phil Benevides Just when you thought “They’ve done it all” and your sure “Nothing can get better than THIS!” Milwaukee unveils some new and innovative features for a tool as old as the trades. Tape measurers are the foundation on which make almost all other tools accurate, without a reliable…

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Replacement Window Screens and Grilles

By Robert Robillard

Do you need Replacement Window Screens or Window Grilles but can’t find what you’re looking for in stores? ScreenItAgain.com is a new website that allows homeowners and contractors to easily order custom, built-to-order window and door screens, and window grilles. The clean design and simple point and click ordering interface makes it easy to build…

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WarmlyYours TempZone Cut & Turn Twin Conductor Heat Mat

By Robert Robillard

Easy Floor Heating InstallationTempZone™ Cut & Turn Roll now in Twin Conductor WarmlyYours Radiant Heating, makers of energy-efficient radiant electric TempZone Twin connectorheating solutions have a new product . It’s a twin conductor line for their TempZone heating mats. Warmy Yours is well known for having the hottest producing radiant heat mats in the industry (utilizing a…

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The Cambium Jacket Is Job-Site Tough

By Robert Robillard

Arborwear Cambium Jacket The folks at Arborwear recently sent me their Cambium canvas jacket to evaluate and report on.  I immediately chuckled at the name of the jacket.  Having taken an arborist course in my earlier years I was familiar with the term cambium.  A tree’s cambium is the layer of living cells lying between the…

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