Kawasaki Recalls Backpack Blowers ~ Fire Hazard

By Robert Robillard

Kawasaki Recalls Backpack Blowers  Name of Product: Gasoline-Powered Backpack Blowers Units: About 3,400 in the United States and 100 in Canada Importer: Kawasaki Motor Corp. U.S. A., of Irvine, Calif. Hazard: The gasoline tank can split and leak fuel, posing a fire hazard to consumers. Incidents/Injuries: No incidents or injuries have been reported. Description: This…

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Arborwear Carpenter Pants

By Robert Robillard

Carpenter Pants made by Arborists – Arbenter Pants! The folks at Arborwear recently send me a pair of their Arbenter Pants, style # Style # 102611 to evaluate.  I recently tested Arborwears rugged sweatshirt and can still be seen around town wearing it. Arborwear makes rugged but comfortable outdoor clothing.  See my Rugged Outdoor Clothing…

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Leviton Occupancy Sensor Light

By Robert Robillard

Leviton Compact Fluorescent Ceiling Fixture with Occupancy Sensor Model 9863 – Review Leviton Occupancy Sensor Light Is Ideal for Closets, Garages, Storage Areas, Attics and Basements: The folks at LEVITON recently sent me their  new Compact Fluorescent Ceiling light with an  Occupancy Sensor to evaluate and review. LEVITON has a new Compact Fluorescent Ceiling light for closets and closed…

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Avalung Backpacks Recalled

By Robert Robillard

Black Diamond Avalung Backpack by Black Diamond Equipment Recalled Due to Suffocation Hazard: Name of Product: Avalung backpacks Units: About 3,500 units Importer/Manufacturer: Black Diamond Equipment, Ltd. of Salt Lake City, Utah Hazard: The air intake tubing can crack under cold temperatures, causing the unit not to function as intended, posing a suffocation hazard. Incidents/Injuries:…

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Installing Snow Melting Cables

By Robert Robillard

Heated Walkway Using WarmlyYours Snow Melting Cables  [Part 2 of 2] Whether you are designing a heated asphalt, concrete or paver driveway, WarmlyYours has the snow melting solution for you. READ Part 1 of this article   No more driveways or walkways to shovel or plow. The paving material absorbs heat from the snow melting heating…

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BAYCO 5-in-1 Task Light

By Robert Robillard

BAYCO 5-in-1 Task Light Model 2512 / 2532 The folks at Bayco recently sent me two of their 5-in-1 Task lights to evaluate.  One of these lights I will review and the other I will give away. The Bayco 5-in-1 task light has 13 LED bulbs with a three function switch: Model   2532 1.…

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Architectural Metal Finishes

By Robert Robillard

Designing With Architectural Metals An architectural metal finish can transform a kitchen or other living space into an exceptional looking and aesthetically pleasing focal point. Examples of architectural metal finishes are deep textured or textured metals like stainless steel, copper, aluminum, brass or steel.  All of these metals can be finished with a custom textureand…

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Post Leveling Tool

By Robert Robillard

  Fence post and column level On a recent porch rehab project I had to replace the two bottom newel post.  If you ever had to replace a porch newel post or set a new mail box post or column you know that you need three hands and two levels! columns, newels and mailbox posts…

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