Sunshine and Tacos

Today was a frustrating day, it just seems like there is always a problem with one thing in my life.  I’m writing this blog after a long sunny day relaxing at home and enjoying the nice food my wife is cooking up.  Although there is always this one problem in my life and today it was the Skylight.  See, I have this remote control skylight in the kitchen right over the island.  My wife, Lara, was cooking fish tacos so it was important that all the nasty smell wouldn’t be floating around the house and would go straight out the skylight. Today was not the best day for the skylight remote because it decided to not work, or so I thought.  After playing with the remote little I noticed the green light that beeps whenever I try to open the skylight.  This means that it was not the remote malfunctioning and I needed to call my skylight install and repair friends.   Continue reading “Sunshine and Tacos”


Back problems from construction

Back Problems

On construction sites back problems are the most commonly occurring injury.  Workers labor day & sometimes night picking up, moving, & installing things. So you can expect something to go wrong.  About 1 in every ten construction workers get injured throughout their work hours, and a lot of them miss a minimum 31 days from these injuries.

Here are some common factors that end up causing injuries:


Repetitive Movement


Construction workers are constantly doing repetitive movements throughout the day.  For example, picking up materials and carrying them into the job site.  This requires the same function over and over again, making the same muscles to be strained out of proportion.  Ways to prevent this is to constantly be stretching, drinking water, and eating in-between doing your repetitive movement.


Incorrect use of tools


A common mistake by the younger workers is that they like to play around. And can get seriously hurt doing it.  So many things can go wrong on a construction site so it’s important to be cautious.  Examples of things that can happen are hammering your own fingers, cutting yourself, dropping things on your toes.  How can you prevent this? Just be careful at all times while remembering to stay vigilant.


Trench or scaffolding collapse


This is something hard to prevent but is still important to be as careful as possible about.  During an incident like this a helmet is extremely important for survival because “Struck by Object” is one of the most common construction worker deaths in the United States.


Failure to use protective equipment


Don’t be the guy that wasn’t wearing their helmet when the planks fell on everyone’s head.  It’s so important to always be following the safety guidelines so you can ensure yourself better safety.  Always wear gloves, hard sole boots, & be vigilant.

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5 Tips for Contracting

Today at Frank’s Hatch we’re going to go over  5 tips that I’ve put together for contracting.

Pick a plan and Stick with it

Remember planning is always an important part so you have to put enough time in it so you feel comfortable you wont change it.  After a plan is picked please stick by your decision because contracting has no room for error.

Get materials from a contractor

Don’t go out to buy the materials yourself because this is where people always lead to problems and paying more.  Contractors almost always get a markdown on the price.  Usually whatever they trust you is the same as what’d you pay in the store without having to move hundreds or thousands of pounds of materials by yourself.

Listen to the Contractor

In almost every instance the contractor knows what he or she is talking about so try not to argue with things you don’t understand.  For example, if you believe your living room should be like this but both the architect and contractor say that this wont be strong enough to hold up the foundation then you will need to listen.  In the contracting world their are a lot of things that our clients do not know about.

Don’t live in the house

During constructions it’s very important that you not stay in the house due to safety precautions.  Although it will seem expensive to have a hotel or apartment try & see it as a family trip away from the house while it’s getting build.

Have a plan, and don’t start without one

However this may be self explanatory some people will go right ahead to building foundation and sizing when they have no idea what the structure is going to look live.  Always listen to the contractor and architect so that you have a design before any workers set foot on your property.


Review: Red Wing’s Classic MOC Style NO. 1907

Incase you don’t know what these are..

These are high quality contractor boots for people that get out on structure’s everyday building new things.  The Classic 1907’s are a one of a kind masterpiece made out of rough & tough leather that will that break or rip.  These are modeled after the original boot made back in 1907.  It Leather with a white traction rubber outsole, along with a Norwegian welt, and triple stitched.  These have lightweight crepe sole and minimal tread to reduce mud.  They’re commonly used to go through long days of work in the factory or farm.  The word moc comes from moccasin which is an Algonquian Indian word for shoe.

Classic MOC boots

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Review: Milwaukee 48-22-8110 Tool Belt

Welcome to another Frank’s Hatch Tool Review!

Today we will be reviewing a familiar company called Milwaukee. They sell construction appliances all over the world and have been running for decades. All of their gear is top-notch, this is why I always trust Milwaukee with my money! Today is a special review of a belt I’ve owned for almost a total of 5 years. I’m proud to announce the Milwaukee 48-22-8110 Tool Belt a magnificent construction belt for doing any hard labor.


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Hydraulic Chainsaw

 This was the best day ever. I cut through at least 10 trees this morning and I had a great experience with this brand new chainsaw.  

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Today I will be reviewing the GreenLee Hydraulic Standard Chain Saw HCS816 recommended to me by my buddy.

 A few days ago a worker from the local Tree Service company in Simi Valley, CA came to take care of some of the trees on the side of my house. Continue reading “Hydraulic Chainsaw”


The best workbench

Welcome back to Frank Hatch’s Hatch.  Today we’re going to be reviewing something that I’ve enjoyed owning for over a year now.  As you know Husky is a construction appliance company that has been around since 1924.

 I will be reviewing the 9-Drawer Black out mobile workbench with solid wood top.  This magnificent piece of construction tool is considered a piece of art to me.  It is 46inch long of Solid para wood with protective coating so that you can do all you work right on the bench!  the drawers and bottom end are constructed entirely with heavy duty all steel with an industrial powder coated finish.  

It sounds so organized and lovely right? well it gets better once you hear my review.  This is an incredibly durable and useful workbench I have ever bought.  After a year of owning this workbench I’ve already bought 2 more of them to make a long bench in my garage.  It carries all my tools an such an organized fashion and their is never any problems with the drawers.  2 years ago I bought a workbench quite similar to this expect that everything was less durable. 

It’s easy for a company to make a nice looking workbench but what is real talent is the durability of the product.  This wood does not dent and keeps its form because it is extremely pressed and professionally finished.  Unlike other workbenches this kind of Steel does not dent or bend.  Heavy duty steel is always a must for anything involving tools.  The wheels at the bottom of my two year old workbench broke and this is very sad considering the most important part of a workbench is the wheels.  

You can expect any workbench to weigh 300-1000 pounds if it completely full with tools.  This means that it requires the strongest types of wheels to support the weight.  How are you going to manage when you’re walking around the backyard fixing things with your tools and all of a sudden a wheel fails.  How are you going to move the workbench? A crane?

I highly recommend this to anyone that owns any amount of tools.  Thank you for reading my review on the 9-drawer Black out Mobile Workbench with Solid Wood Top by


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Milwaukee M18 Toolkit Review

Today is a special day! We are doing a Review on the “Milwaukee 2696-29 M18 Tool”.  So I ordered my bag straight from the Milwaukee Site and received it about four days ago.  I’ve been playing around bit with all the tools and I’ve only found good things in all. Wow am I impressed with the amount of tools and quality.  If I were to buy these items separately I could be looking at spending $2000+.  

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Review: Husqvarna Auto-Mower


      If you care about your lawn even a little, then you probably already own the Husqvarna Auto-Mower.  This technology is so advanced I think that it is from the future.  This machine is the future in landscaping & will be a great addition to your lawn & life.  Not only is this amazing technology silent at any time during the day but it will save time during the day for you!  An automatic robot that controls itself and regulates your lawn throughout the day, yeah… You heard me.  The future.  H310-0866 Continue reading “Review: Husqvarna Auto-Mower”


Review: SD Driver by WORX

Back to Franks hatch with a unsponsored review of “SD Driver W/ Screw Holder” by WORX.  This is a high quality tool that comes at an amazing price.  The price at the WORX website is 39.99.  It includes a three year warranty & a thirty day guarantee.  Here are some of the features of the Semi-automatic driver that comes with a screw holder. It is considered the most convenient cordless screwdriver ever.  It comes with a slide-action features that changes to the correct bit instantly.

You can switch between bits in seconds with the SD Driver by works.  What makes this driver so good is that the bits are never last because of a rapid reloadable cartridge that houses 6 screw bits.  The SD Driver works with any 1/4 insert bit so you don’t have to worry you will get anything done, super quickly.maxresdefault Continue reading “Review: SD Driver by WORX”