Dryerbox Recessed Exhaust Receptacle

By Robert Robillard

Dryerbox: A safer Dryer Exhaust Receptacle Keep Your Laundry Room Safe from Fires: Here’s a scary statistic: according to the National Fire Prevention Association, more than 15,000 home fires per year are caused by clothes dryers – and many of these could have been prevented. Fire prevention is a top concern for homebuyers, and providing information…

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Updating Your Smoke Alarms

By Robert Robillard

Ionization vs. Photoelectric Smoke Detection – Which One Is Better? If your like me you, you have the best of intentions but probably only get around to changing your smoke alarm batteries once a year, not twice as recommended, or worse wait for the “chirp,” to do it. You also never vacuum them or test…

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Delaney ZW300 Touchscreen Smartlock 

By Jeff Deitz

Delaney ZW300 Smartlock Install and Review Perhaps one of the most frequently used yet overlooked devices in the home today is the front door and its accompanying locks. The modern cylinder pin tumbler locks found in most homes have their origins dating back over 4000’ years.  While the locking mechanisms themselves have seen only minor changes…

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Leviton LED Occupancy Sensor

By Robert Robillard

Leviton LED Occupancy Sensor, Model 9864-LED I own a small remodeling business and as a result my basement seconds as my company workshop. Often times, I find myself entering the basement through my bulkhead basement after dark, and carrying tools or materials. Lighting the Way The problem with this is that the workshop lights are…

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Hurricane Preparedness Lessons

By Robert Robillard

Lessons from the Eye of Irma   Written by Ralph Bagnell Hurricane Irma made landfall on the southwest Florida coast, with the eye of the storm passing directly over our house. We decided to ride out the storm, and while we were well prepared and suffered very little property damage, there were a number of…

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Werner Built In Fire Escape Ladder

By Robert Robillard

Werner Built-In Fire Escape Ladder Model ESC-330 Review The theme for this year’s National Fire Prevention Week is, “Every Second Counts; Plan Two Ways Out! Fire spreads faster than most people think, and anyone living in a multi-story home could find themselves trapped on a floor well above ground level. Because fire emergencies require immediate action, Werner…

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VAULTEK VT20i Gun Vault

By Robert Robillard

If your 40 years old or older you grew up in the times of lead paint, asbestos, no seat belts, no bike helmets and the Three-Stooges for TV entertainment. Back then people stored handguns in night stands and didn’t think a second more about it. VAULTEK Biometric Safe VVT20i Review As far as securing of firearms…

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Silica The NEW Asbestos

By Stan Durlacher

Silica and Compliant Dust Control What do the “Largest Construction Tragedy in US History” and “The New Asbestos” Have In Common? Worst Construction Tragedy in US History – The Hawks Nest Tunnel In 1931, a project was started in Gauley Bridge, WV to create a tunnel under Gauley Mountain to divert the New River to…

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