Cutting A Door In A Concrete Foundation

By Robert Robillard

Cutting Through A Foundation Wall When considering a basement remodel, many people have asked me about cutting doorways, large window wells and bulkheads in concrete foundations to provide access .  This article will focus on cutting a door in a concrete foundation. The three most common questions for “Cutting A Door In A Concrete Foundation”…

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New DELTA 6-Inch and 8-Inch Bench Grinders

By Robert Robillard

Delta Bench Grinders: 8-inch, Model 23-199 and 6-inch, Model 23-198 DELTA®Power Equipment Corporation recently introduced two more new products to their lineup including an 8-inch, Model 23-199 and a 6-inch, Model 23-198 Bench Grinders. Details include cast iron bases and powerful 2-1/2 and 5.0 HP motors. These are clearly built for long life and regular…

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Building a Wine Cellar

By Robert Robillard

Building a Wine Cellar in a Basement I built this wine cellar before I started this website, back then, I did not have a need to take pictures of the framing and preparation process that it took to get to this finished project.  Building a wine cellar was a fun and challenging project, read more.…

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FEIN Multi-Mount Blades

By Robert Robillard

FEIN Multi-Purpose Oscillating Blades FEIN was the first and continues to be the benchmark in oscillating tools.   Recently they came out with a new series of blades called FEIN Multi-Mount Blades. First Impression: I’ve been using FEIN blades for a long time and only recently started using another brand because of fit and price. The…

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Create A Home Office

By Robert Robillard

How To Create A Home Office Before Photo: A home office can mean many things.  It could be a laptop and a briefcase with followers that gets set up at the kitchen table or a large room  with dedicated officer machines and furniture. Consider a few of these factors when thinking on how to create…

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Questions to Ask A Contractor

By Robert Robillard

What you should be asking a contractor before hiring one Image: signsbyyou.com Questions to Ask A Contractor Before hiring a contractor you may want to meet them and ask them a few questions before you allow them to work on your home. 1. Member of the local Chamber of commerce? 2. Member of other professional…

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Teaching Moments

By Robert Robillard

Sending The Right Message with Kids “Never” and “Always.” Are We Sending the Right Message? photo by Grand Jury Never Say Never AT WORK: On the job site I’ve done unsafe things to get the job done.  Things like step on the top step of a step ladder, free hand table saw cuts and blow…

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Reduce Reuse Recycle

By Robert Robillard

Photo by: ecopreneurist.com What about adding “Re-Fill” to the three R’s above?   There are many things we as individuals can do to reduce waste and help the environment the old slogan Reduce Reuse Recycle still holds true but what about re-fill? I drink at least twos cups of coffee a day that’s 365 x…

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