Ken
  • Review count
    280
  • Helpfulness votes
    123
  • Average rating
    4.3
    4.3 out of 5
  • First Review:
    June 25, 2013
  • Last Review:
    January 22, 2020
 
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      Activity Summary
       
      • Review count
        280
      • Helpfulness votes
        123
      • Average rating
        4.3
        4.3 out of 5
      • First Review:
        June 25, 2013
      • Last Review:
        January 22, 2020
       
      • Question count
        2
         
        • Answer count
          207
           
           
           
           
          Ken's Reviews
           
          This quality set includes pliers and 6 bands. Set works by placing a band around the piston, covering the rings and hooking pliers into the band, then squeezing. With the band lightly around the piston, insert piston into cylinder and tap lightly with hammer handle to install. The Fine-tooth ratcheting lock allows you to compress bands in small increments. The great thing is the pliers can be used parallel or perpendicular to the cylinder block.
           
          from Federal Way, Wa
          Age Range:55 to 64
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          I just received my GearWrench 2-7/8 in. x 4-3/8 in. Piston Ring Compressor Set. This kit comes wi...
          PostedDecember 24, 2019
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          I just received my GearWrench 2-7/8 in. x 4-3/8 in. Piston Ring Compressor Set. This kit comes with 6 bands with a range of 2.875" to 4.375". The Fine-tooth ratcheting lock allows you to compress bands in small increments. This is a very nice upgrade to the ring compressor tool that I have been using for the last 35 years and looks like its a lot easier to use. This GearWrench Piston Ring Compressor Set looks like it made with some quality. The kit comes in a nice plastic carrying case so all the pieces can be stored. I will be rebuilding a AMC 360 in the near future. It looks like this kit will work perfectly for this project. The size of the piston will be somewhere between 4.08" to 4.28". Read More
          I just received my GearWrench 2-7/8 in. x 4-3/8 in. Piston Ring Compressor Set. This kit comes with 6 bands with a range of 2.875" to 4.375". The Fine-tooth ratcheting lock allows you to compress bands in small increments. This is a very nice upgrade to the ring compressor tool that I have been using for the last 35 years and looks like its a lot easier to use. This GearWrench Piston Ring Compressor Set looks like it made with some quality. The kit comes in a nice plastic carrying case so all the pieces can be stored. I will be rebuilding a AMC 360 in the near future. It looks like this kit will work perfectly for this project. The size of the piston will be somewhere between 4.08" to 4.28". I'm looking forward to using this new tool in the next 6 months. Read Less
          Pros: Accurate, Durable, Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, Strong, Sturdy, nice case
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          Sealing granite and other natural-stone surfaces just got easier from the Stone Care Experts at Granite Gold. The new Granite Gold Sealer Wipes are an industry-leading, first-of-its kind solution for home owners: taking the growing popularity of cleaning wipes and creating the same convenience to easily seal granite and other natural-stone surfaces. Safe on hands, the thick, pre-moistened wipes come six to a pack and will seal approximately 75 ft. of natural stone about the size of an average kitchen all in a convenient and easy-to-store re-sealable pouch. Like Granite Gold Sealer 24 oz. spray, Granite Gold Sealer Wipes uses a water-based formula to build maximum surface protection against staining, etching and soil build-up.
           
          from Federal Way, Wa
          Age Range:55 to 64
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          I received my Granite Gold Sealer Wipes. There are 6 wipes in a re-sealable pouch. I was excited...
          PostedDecember 24, 2019
          Overall rating 
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          I received my Granite Gold Sealer Wipes. There are 6 wipes in a re-sealable pouch. I was excited to try this product. Make sure to read and follow the instructions before you try to use it. Before sealing the countertops make sure the surface is clean. You can use Granite Gold Daily Cleaner. When you use the wipes on your countertop try to do it in a 3 foot sections. Right after you apply it away, wipe the sealer into the stone using a lint-free cloth. Wiping the sealer immediately is important because letting it dry on the surface will lead to hazing. Once it’s wiped, buff the countertops with a clean lint-free cloth. You can repeat this process 2 to 3 times for even better protection, Read More
          I received my Granite Gold Sealer Wipes. There are 6 wipes in a re-sealable pouch. I was excited to try this product. Make sure to read and follow the instructions before you try to use it. Before sealing the countertops make sure the surface is clean. You can use Granite Gold Daily Cleaner. When you use the wipes on your countertop try to do it in a 3 foot sections. Right after you apply it away, wipe the sealer into the stone using a lint-free cloth. Wiping the sealer immediately is important because letting it dry on the surface will lead to hazing. Once it’s wiped, buff the countertops with a clean lint-free cloth. You can repeat this process 2 to 3 times for even better protection, waiting 20 minutes or until dry to the touch between applications. So I followed the instructions and it was easy to apply and buff into the countertop. It makes the countertop look a little better. For additional protection and shine, wait about 24 hours after the sealer has cured before you polish the countertops. I did 2 coats and I'm looking forward to see how long the sealer will last. Read Less
          Pros: Easy to Use
          Cons: lots of work to polish but worth it
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          Add a touch of sophistication to your home with our Archdale chandelier. The Archdale 5-light chandelier in brushed nickel provides brilliance as well as elegance to a space. The on-trend detail of the clean, clear hammered water glass shade has a charming look that is sure to complement any fashionable, transitional home.
           
          from Federal Way, Wa
          Age Range:55 to 64
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          Gender:Male
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          I received the Home Decorators Collection Archdale 5-Light Brushed Nickel Pendant. It came in a h...
          PostedDecember 19, 2019
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          No, I do not recommend this product.
          I received the Home Decorators Collection Archdale 5-Light Brushed Nickel Pendant. It came in a huge box. I opened the box and there are a lot of parts. While putting it together some of the glass has bubbles in it that look bad. Also the fasteners to hold the glass to the brushed nickel frame are not the best. The fasteners are short & thread into both nuts. If they are threaded into one of the nuts all the way then they are too short. Poor engineering on the hardware that holds the glass. I will have to buy some longer studs for them because I don't want it falling apart after I install it. The quality of this product should be better for the price of this item. The instructions that came Read More
          I received the Home Decorators Collection Archdale 5-Light Brushed Nickel Pendant. It came in a huge box. I opened the box and there are a lot of parts. While putting it together some of the glass has bubbles in it that look bad. Also the fasteners to hold the glass to the brushed nickel frame are not the best. The fasteners are short & thread into both nuts. If they are threaded into one of the nuts all the way then they are too short. Poor engineering on the hardware that holds the glass. I will have to buy some longer studs for them because I don't want it falling apart after I install it. The quality of this product should be better for the price of this item. The instructions that came with are are easy to follow with a lot of diagrams. After I buy some longer studs for it I will have my Grandsons help me install it. I like doing projects with my Grandsons, it teaches them how to do things when they get older. Read Less
          Pros: packaged really well in the box
          Cons: fasteners to short, poor quality glass
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          Viagrow Stick Traps protect plants from aphids, whiteflies, mosquitoes, gnats, trips, leaf miners, fruit-flies, leafhoppers, froghoppers, and other insects. Effective and easy to use, this non-poisonous trap works well when hung at stake or plant level and comes with 5 twist ties to use for hanging. Place traps every 7 ft. for best results.
           
          from Federal Way, Wa
          Age Range:55 to 64
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
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          I received my package of 5 Viagrow Dual-Sided Yellow Sticky Traps for Flying Plant Insects. I rem...
          PostedDecember 15, 2019
          Overall rating 
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          I received my package of 5 Viagrow Dual-Sided Yellow Sticky Traps for Flying Plant Insects. I removed one from the package. It wasn't easy to open at all. You have to be very careful not to get the sticky stuff on your hands or anything else. Its only dual sided if you open it up and fold it in half. If you open it and leave it long then it only has the sticky stuff on one side. It comes with 5 twist ties you can use for hanging. I hung one up in a garden window in the kitchen to see how it works. I will be trying them out in my garden next year in the summer to see if they really work.
          Pros: Functionality
          Cons: messy
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          The Liberty 1-1/8 in. Scallop Edge Round Knob features a hand-rubbed antique brass finish and a subtle scallop design around the edge for a decorative look. Update your cabinet hardware to give any room a brand new look. Mounting hardware included for easy installation.
           
          from Federal Way, Wa
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          I received my Liberty 1-1/8 in. (28mm) Antique Brass Scallop Edge Round Cabinet Knob. You should ...
          PostedDecember 14, 2019
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          I received my Liberty 1-1/8 in. (28mm) Antique Brass Scallop Edge Round Cabinet Knob. You should read the installation instructions completely before starting. Make sure to take care not to scratch your cabinets and countertops while working with tools. The online instructions are wrote good and are easy to follow. The design and color of the knob looks really nice. The price is good so it won't break the bank. It comes with 2 lengths of screws so the installation will be easy.
          Pros: Easy to Install, Nice Design, Stylish
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          Ken's Questions
           
          The Hampton Bay Southwind Brushed Nickel Ceiling Fan includes five reversible blades in cherry and maple finishes and a remote control with manual reverse function. The sleek housing complements many different decors while functioning quietly in whatever setting it is installed. Patented Accu-Arm Technology allows for accurate and easy installation with quiet, wobble-free operation. Features a custom-designed frosted glass bowl light kit with two 60-Watt candelabra bulbs (included).
           

          What is the total length from ceiling to the bottom of the light?

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          Ken
          November 25, 2016
          What is the total length from ceiling to the bottom of the light?
           
          The Leviton Decora wall switch occupancy sensor is the ideal energy-saving choice to provide automatic (auto on/off and manual on/auto off) lighting control in a variety of commercial and residential applications, including offices, conference rooms, multimedia rooms, child-care centers, and more. The ODS10 is the perfect solution for controlling a wide variety of load types. It features a low-profile digital design and vandal-resistant PIR lens. It does not require a neutral connection, and it installs in place of a single-pole wall switch to fit in a standard wall box. Color: White.
           

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          Ken
          February 13, 2016
          How does the cover come off to adjust sensors?
           
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          The RYOBI 3000-PSI Pressure Washer is engineered to handle even your toughest jobs. With a powerful Honda GCV160 gasoline engine, this RYOBI Pressure Washer delivers 3000-PSI of force for quick cleaning of driveways, decks, windows and other areas around the house. Featuring a durable, compact frame design and large 12 in. flat-free wheels this pressure washer is designed for easy transport. The 35 ft. non-marring high pressure hose provides 40% longer reach for access to even the toughest areas. The on-board detergent tank offers hassle-free cleaning by eliminating the need to drag a bucket and hose behind you. For added convenience, the RYOBI 3000-PSI Pressure Washer is equipped a 5-in-1 quick-change-over nozzle for versatile cleaning. This pressure washer is backed with the RYOBI 3-year limited warranty and is guaranteed to deliver results for years to come.
           

          What is the weight?

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          Robert
          December 2, 2019
          What is the weight?
          Asked by
          Ken
          Federal Way, Wa
          January 20, 2020
          Answer: 
          It weighs approx 56 pounds. I hope this helps.
           
          The RYOBI 3000-PSI Pressure Washer is engineered to handle even your toughest jobs. With a powerful Honda GCV160 gasoline engine, this RYOBI Pressure Washer delivers 3000-PSI of force for quick cleaning of driveways, decks, windows and other areas around the house. Featuring a durable, compact frame design and large 12 in. flat-free wheels this pressure washer is designed for easy transport. The 35 ft. non-marring high pressure hose provides 40% longer reach for access to even the toughest areas. The on-board detergent tank offers hassle-free cleaning by eliminating the need to drag a bucket and hose behind you. For added convenience, the RYOBI 3000-PSI Pressure Washer is equipped a 5-in-1 quick-change-over nozzle for versatile cleaning. This pressure washer is backed with the RYOBI 3-year limited warranty and is guaranteed to deliver results for years to come.
           

          Does this unit ever go on sale

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          Pete
          January 3, 2020
          Does this unit ever go on sale
          Asked by
          Ken
          Federal Way, Wa
          January 20, 2020
          Answer: 
          If you watch the Home Depot ads it might go on sale one of these days. I saw it on sale at Home Depot once last year.
           
          The RYOBI 3000-PSI Pressure Washer is engineered to handle even your toughest jobs. With a powerful Honda GCV160 gasoline engine, this RYOBI Pressure Washer delivers 3000-PSI of force for quick cleaning of driveways, decks, windows and other areas around the house. Featuring a durable, compact frame design and large 12 in. flat-free wheels this pressure washer is designed for easy transport. The 35 ft. non-marring high pressure hose provides 40% longer reach for access to even the toughest areas. The on-board detergent tank offers hassle-free cleaning by eliminating the need to drag a bucket and hose behind you. For added convenience, the RYOBI 3000-PSI Pressure Washer is equipped a 5-in-1 quick-change-over nozzle for versatile cleaning. This pressure washer is backed with the RYOBI 3-year limited warranty and is guaranteed to deliver results for years to come.
           

          Does the limited warranty cover the water pump?

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          Andy
          January 20, 2020
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          Ken
          Federal Way, Wa
          January 20, 2020
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          Yes, 3 years if the product is used for personal, family
          or household use. 90 days, if used for any other purpose, such as
          commercial or rental.
           
          In need of easy storage for your spices, The Select-A-Spice Auto-Measure Carousel Professional Series provides a unique way to store and sort cooking spices. The Auto-Measure Carousel can be mounted under the cabinet or double stacked. 55 spice labels are included for you to apply to the 12 canisters for easy assortment (spices not included). Each canister holds 4.5 oz. of spices and automatically measures a perfect 1/4 tsp with each click. The canister also gives you the option to either shake or pour your spices out. Witness the space-saving functionality of this useful tool.
           

          What does the little turn dial do? Does it dispense exactly like 1 teaspoon, tablespoon, etc? Or ...

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          Roadrage90
          January 17, 2020
          What does the little turn dial do? Does it dispense exactly like 1 teaspoon, tablespoon, etc? Or does it just open the lid?
          Asked by
          Ken
          Federal Way, Wa
          January 17, 2020
          Answer: 
          When you twist the dial it measures a perfect 1/4 tsp.
           
          Add some positive energy to your living space with this LED Pendant. Its clean, ringed form has been sculpted out of Steel and lined with an inner White Acrylic diffuser. Once lit, an integrated LED source radiates through the diffuser, producing a soft, even ambiance that can set the mood in any contemporary setting. Three near-invisible cables provide both power and support, giving the fixture a pleasant free-floating aesthetic.
           

          What are the measurements of the base? By base, I mean the small section that attaches to the ele...

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          Sweetpea
          January 13, 2020
          What are the measurements of the base? By base, I mean the small section that attaches to the electrical box. The product description gives the measurements of the "shade" and calls that the base, but that's not what I'm looking for. I would be installing it in the center of a 6-sided peaked ceiling, so I would like to know the diameter of the base at the side that attaches to the electrical box, the diameter of the base at the lower side (is a little wider in the photo), and the height of the base. Thanks.
          Asked by
          Ken
          Federal Way, Wa
          January 14, 2020
          Answer: 
          The base is approximately 6"
           
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