Napoleon Gas Fireplace Inserts – Oakville Series

By Scott Arnold

Napoleon Gas Fireplace Inserts When purchasing a gas insert, consumers want a reliable option that delivers on both performance and aesthetics. Designed with consumer interests in mind on aesthetics and heat output, as well as the dealer and installer with design functionality, easy to install, reliable and easy to service, Napoleon is pleased to announce…

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Choosing A Fire Bowl

By Robert Robillard

Choosing A Fire Bowl over a Fire Pit Outdoor living spaces are quickly becoming popular for cooking, entertaining, and relaxation.  More and more of my clients are looking to the outdoors to expand their homes and bring the same comforts they have inside to outdoor spaces, by creating multipurpose outdoor living spaces. A gas fire bowl…

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Titen Concrete Screw Anchor

By Robert Robillard

Simpson Strong-Tie Titen HD Screw Anchors For the last few years I have been using the Titen Concrete Screw Anchor as an anchoring solution on my remodeling projects. Titen screw anchors are made by Simpson Strong-tie and offer the excellent holding performance and ease of installation. They come in large diameter sizes have been great…

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Nest Hello Video Doorbell and Nest x Yale Lock

By Robert Robillard

The Next Generation of Video Doorbells Recently, I was sitting at my desk at the office when an alert popped up on my laptop screen from Nest Hello video doorbell. Someone was approaching the door of my home – a thirty-minute drive away from where I was sitting. Curious to see who the visitor was,…

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Warmup DCM-PRO Membrane and Heating Cable

By Robert Robillard

Warmup DCM-PRO Uncoupling Mat and Heating Cable As a remodeling contractor I’m always looking for more efficient, better ways to do our projects. Recently I came across the Warmup DCM-PRO Membrane and Heating Cable.  The mat is an uncoupling membrane, and the combination of the two gives me a faster way to install radiant heat…

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Adding a Charging Station to My Tool Trailer

By Robert Robillard

Trailer Charging Wall I’ve been using cordless tools for some time now and am probably close to being 95% cordless. That means that I have a lot of cordless batteries to deal with. On most jobs I start my work with my cordless tool and have a charger working getting the next battery up to…

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Making a Carpentry Template

By Robert Robillard

Making and Using Carpentry Patterns and Templates Making and using carpentry patterns and templates help to make woodworking and construction projects efficient, repeatable and accurate. Templates are usually low cost to build, and an accurate way to transfer spatial measurements to any sheet material or flat surface. Once made, a template can be used, over…

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Fireplace Mantle Makeover

By Scott Arnold

Fireplace Mantle Makeover The fireplace is often the most dominant element in any room it’s in. Replacing a fireplace is definitely a cosmetic choice but besides pleasing your eye, an updated fireplace can also add resale value. When the cold winter weather months arrive we welcome interior work with open arms. This December we moved…

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