Skilled Labor – Viable Option For Our Youth
August 28, 2013 – 8:24 am | 2 Comments

Skilled Labor Demands Growing Quickly
Editorial by Todd Fratzel
Typically I focus on facts and detailed information to help readers solve real life problems. This post is significantly different as it’s an editorial with my perspective on …

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Using Air Nail Guns For Metal Connectors and Joist Hangers
November 15, 2007 – 7:27 pm | No Comment
Using Air Nail Guns For Metal Connectors and Joist Hangers

Bostitch Joist Hanger Gun
The other day I wrote about how much joist hangers have improved the construction industry. However, anyone that has used these hangers can attest to the slow nailing process of using the …

Using Metal Hangers/Connectors For Wood Framing
November 12, 2007 – 8:47 pm | One Comment
Using Metal Hangers/Connectors For Wood Framing

One of the great products available for construction these days are the metal hangers and connectors. Almost every house built today uses some type of hanger to connect joists, beams and posts. We use a …

Good Energy Saving Investments
November 11, 2007 – 9:12 pm | No Comment

Energy Saving Investments
With energy costs soaring out of control I thought the following information would be helpful for people trying to cut their energy expenses. Try following a couple of these tips and you’re sure …

Workshop Design
November 8, 2007 – 7:08 pm | 3 Comments
Workshop Design

Now that I’ve almost completed the new staircase to my workshop I need to start designing the layout. I must say I’m a bit overwhelmed at the idea of coming up with a great layout …

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November 5, 2007 – 8:28 pm | One Comment

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Author – Todd Fratzel, P.E.
November 1, 2007 – 9:49 am | 12 Comments
Author – Todd Fratzel, P.E.

Todd Fratzel, P.E.Newport, NH
I’m a licensed professional engineer in the states of New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Currently I’m employed by a large construction company as Principal Engineer and project manager for the residential and commercial …

Selecting A House Lot For Your Dream Home
October 25, 2007 – 8:39 pm | No Comment

Selecting A House Lot
At work this week we broke ground on a new house lot for some customers of ours and it reminded me that choosing a lot is not always easy. There are many …

Geothermal Heating & Cooling
October 17, 2007 – 5:57 pm | 5 Comments
Geothermal Heating & Cooling

One of the hottest topics today in energy conservation is the use of geothermal heat pump systems. The US Department of Energy estimates that 40,000 geothermal heat pumps are installed each year. These systems have …