Gloves for Hot BBQ and Cold Beer?!?

By Rob Foster

When do work gloves become “fun” gloves? When they include a bottle opener! StoneBreaker Tailgating Gloves are designed for the tailgating crowd. These gloves pulls triple duty; keeping hands warm in the winter, protecting them from grill flames and hot dishes and most importantly, the ability to pop the top on the coldies. These 100% percent…

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Smoke Detectors

By Jim Nadeau

An Electricians Advice On Smoke Detectors Are your smoke detectors chirping all the time or just going off on random times?  If you have hard wired 120volt with battery back up smoke detectors here are a few things you can do. Real or False alarm? I always remember a service call I got of a customers Smoke/CO detector…

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Selecting A Summer Work Boot

By Robert Robillard

Summer Work Shoes Summers can get hot and humid, there is nothing worse than having your feet sweat in a hot, heavy, steel-toed work boot. Selecting a summer work boot or shoe can be a daunting process. For one, many contractors I know feel strongly that the BEST foot protection on the jobsite is a work…

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Changing Smoke Detector Batteries

By Robert Robillard

Daylight Savings Means Changing Smoke Alarm Batteries Changing smoke detector batteries is something most people forget to do.  A good way to remember to do this is to time it when you change your clocks for day light savings.   Remember to change the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms too. Daylight…

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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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Halloween Costumes And Safety Tips

By Robert Robillard

Halloween Safety For Kids: Everyone wants to have a safe and happy Halloween for their kids. Taking a few steps towards ensuring that your kids enjoy this night is worth the effort.   Using a few Halloween Costume And Safety tips and some common sense can help you make the most of your Halloween season. Halloween…

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Personal Safety And Risk Reduction

By Robert Robillard

Personal Safety And Risk Reduction Staying Safe In An Unsafe World Image: closequartertraining.com Risk Reduction There are no guarantees with anything. No one can say that physical defense is always the absolute right option in every situation. There is also no fighting style or technique that is completely UN-defeat able. Be Aware Of Your Surroundings…

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