footeman
  • Review count
    150
  • Helpfulness votes
    93
  • Average rating
    4.3
    4.3 out of 5
  • First Review:
    December 10, 2014
  • Last Review:
    September 6, 2019
 
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      • Review count
        150
      • Helpfulness votes
        93
      • Average rating
        4.3
        4.3 out of 5
      • First Review:
        December 10, 2014
      • Last Review:
        September 6, 2019
       
      Questions & Answers
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          footeman's Reviews
           
          The Plumbers Choice is proud to serve all your plumbing needs with exceptional service, quality and variety. We feature a broad line of pipe fittings, available in various styles and sizes, to satisfy your every commercial and residential need. All our copper pressure fittings are ASME certified and are available in sizes 1/8 in. thru 6 in.
           
          from Traverse City, Michigan
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          After cleaning and applying soldering flux to the copper tubing to be joined, the couplers slide ...
          PostedSeptember 6, 2019
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          After cleaning and applying soldering flux to the copper tubing to be joined, the couplers slide over the tubing easily. The couplers fit snug enough to keep the tubing to be soldered aligned with each other but they have a rolled ring in the center of the coupling that will not allow you to slide it completely over one tube and then back onto the other for coupling tubing that you can't spread apart. For new installations and repairs where the pipes have some movement lengthwise, they are great.
          Pros: Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight
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          The Homewerks Worldwide ventilation fan features an integrated Bluetooth-enabled stereo speaker and an LED light. Perfect for the tech-savvy homeowner with a desire to stream audio from their smartphone or tablets into their bathroom. Since the Bluetooth stereo speakers are integrated directly into the bath fan wiring, there is no need to re-charge the speaker. It also includes an LED white light, a blue night light and a soothing amber nightlight.
           
          from Traverse City, Michigan
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Installation of this fan and speaker system is relatively simple and the included instructions ar...
          PostedSeptember 5, 2019
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          Installation of this fan and speaker system is relatively simple and the included instructions are clear and straight forward. My installation was slightly more complicated because I installed it into a suspended ceiling which the fan is not really made for. I had to make a wooden box to extend the rafters and from that point installation was fairly simple. The metal fan housing and mounting straps are well made of sturdy steel. Once installed the fan is very quiet and does not interfere with the speakers. The sound quality is fair and the LED light ring gives off a soft night light in three different select-able colors. Wiring is simple and clearly covered in the instructions however I did Read More
          Installation of this fan and speaker system is relatively simple and the included instructions are clear and straight forward. My installation was slightly more complicated because I installed it into a suspended ceiling which the fan is not really made for. I had to make a wooden box to extend the rafters and from that point installation was fairly simple. The metal fan housing and mounting straps are well made of sturdy steel. Once installed the fan is very quiet and does not interfere with the speakers. The sound quality is fair and the LED light ring gives off a soft night light in three different select-able colors. Wiring is simple and clearly covered in the instructions however I did have some trouble getting the switch to pair with the unit. In all fairness, that could have been mostly to operator error as I am not a very computer savvy person. If you are replacing an existing unit with this one, make sure you have access to the area above your fan as you will need to access it to mount the new fan box. Read Less
          Pros: Looks Great, Lots of Features, Nice Design, Sturdy
          Cons: no provisions for suspended ceiling
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          TKO Hole Cutters offer the most efficient and clean cutter replacement for traditional knockouts, by making smooth holes in a fraction of the time at a fraction of the cost. Specifically designed to cut sheet metal, TKO cutters will even cut stainless steel with fine grained, carbide tips. The innovative design includes the exclusive SmoothStart replaceable pilot drill, which guides the cutter to the surface, avoiding cutter damage and providing smoother holes.
           
          from Traverse City, Michigan
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          This is a heavy duty hole cutter that can handle anything from sheet metal on up to 1/4" steel. T...
          PostedAugust 24, 2019
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          This is a heavy duty hole cutter that can handle anything from sheet metal on up to 1/4" steel. The large carbide cutting teeth have a slight V-shaped cutting edge that gives a nice clean cut with little or no burr on the breakout side of the cut. The center guide drill is has a stepped diameter like a true center drill that will not wander when starting your cut. Surrounding the center guide drill is a spring that ejects the plug from the cutter so you don't have to dig it out when finished. I am definitely going to look into getting other sized cutters for future use.
          Pros: Accurate, Durable, Easy to Use, Long-Lasting
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          Husky's 1-1/4 in. Quick Change Ratcheting Pipe Cutter tackles PVC, CPVC, PP, PEX and PE pipe up to 1-5/8 in. outer diameter (1-1/4 in. I.D.). The ratcheting action features a quick-change blade mechanism for faster work. The PVC Pipe Cutter is built to last and backed by the Husky lifetime warranty. Replaceable blade is available (SKU # 1003002896).
           
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          Excellent cutter for the price. Works very well and I like the fact that it has a replaceable blade.
          PostedAugust 20, 2019
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          Excellent cutter for the price. Works very well and I like the fact that it has a replaceable blade.
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          Superior quality Select Radiata Pine Board milled from FSC certified logs. Beautiful clear grain for appearance uses such as furniture, trim/mouldings and picture frames. Select Radiata Pine can be stained or painted.
           
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          Gender:Male
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          Good quality and free of knots but be aware, it's advertised as 5/4 but in reality it's 1 1/2" th...
          PostedAugust 6, 2019
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          Good quality and free of knots but be aware, it's advertised as 5/4 but in reality it's 1 1/2" thick.
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          It's time to finally lose those old fluorescent troffers, and gain efficiency. Metalux LED troffers make it easier than ever to retrofit fluorescent commercial lighting with LED, and start saving up to 40%. Equipped with thoughtful features, like easy installation and durable (yet lightweight) steel construction, this troffer is the right choice for any lighting upgrade.
           

          What is the operating temperature of this light?

          Asked by
          ottoman
          September 6, 2019
          Will these work in an unheated garage in a MN winter?
          Asked by
          footeman
          Traverse City, Michigan
          September 8, 2019
          Answer: 
          I am not sure just what the actual temperature rating is but the ones I have in my unheated garage up here in northern Michigan work just fine in the winter.
           
          Air-borne dust particulates can dirty up a woodworker’s workshop and harm a healthy respiratory system. The WEN 3-Speed Remote-Controlled Air Filtration System eradicates these contaminants by catching them in one of the two easily cleanable filters while circulating the air in your work area. The powerful 1/6 HP motor leaves no stone unturned, collecting every contaminant in its path. Quiet system creates 50 to 60 dB of noise and is controllable up to 26 ft. away with the included remote. The lightweight design weighs in at a mere 31 lbs. combine this with the attached carrying handle and eyebolts for easy mobility, mounting and installation. The WEN Air Filtration System collects and releases the air in your workshop after filtering it through both a 5-micron outer filter and a 1-micron inner filter. Easily switch between three speeds of 300, 350 and 400 CFM depending on what the situation calls for. With the time feature, you don’t even have to worry about turning off your machine. Simply set the timer and the machine will turn off on its own once the time runs out, allowing you to easily give your workshop a thorough cleanse at the end of a day of woodworking without having to be present. And because this is a WEN Product, your 3-Speed Remote-Controlled Air Filtration System is backed by a 2-year warranty, a helpful customer service phone line, and a nationwide network of experienced technicians.
           

          How well does it handle smoke from cigaretts

          Asked by
          Chachi
          August 30, 2019
          Asked by
          footeman
          Traverse City, Michigan
          September 1, 2019
          Answer: 
          This unit is meant to remove dust from the air in a shop environment. Smoke eaters use electrostatic filters to remove cigarette smoke which this unit does not have. My opinion is that it would not work for removing cigarette smoke.
           
          TKO Hole Cutters offer the most efficient and clean cutter replacement for traditional knockouts, by making smooth holes in a fraction of the time at a fraction of the cost. Specifically designed to cut sheet metal, TKO cutters will even cut stainless steel with fine grained, carbide tips. The innovative design includes the exclusive SmoothStart replaceable pilot drill, which guides the cutter to the surface, avoiding cutter damage and providing smoother holes.
           

          Will this drill/saw cut into a chrome steel bumper? I'm looking to install back-up sensors and ne...

          Asked by
          JAW
          August 20, 2017
          Will this drill/saw cut into a chrome steel bumper? I'm looking to install back-up sensors and need to cut 4 holes. If it only lasts that long, I'd be good with it.
          Asked by
          footeman
          Traverse City, Michigan
          August 24, 2019
          Answer: 
          It will cut the bumper if it is a steel bumper with a chrome finish. It may be a little tough going using it with a hand held drill but it you go slow it should work.
           
          TKO Hole Cutters offer the most efficient and clean cutter replacement for traditional knockouts, by making smooth holes in a fraction of the time at a fraction of the cost. Specifically designed to cut sheet metal, TKO cutters will even cut stainless steel with fine grained, carbide tips. The innovative design includes the exclusive SmoothStart replaceable pilot drill, which guides the cutter to the surface, avoiding cutter damage and providing smoother holes.
           

          what kind of bit do i need for corian/kitchen top

          Asked by
          trev
          November 29, 2017
          what kind of bit do i need for corian/kitchen top
          Asked by
          footeman
          Traverse City, Michigan
          August 24, 2019
          Answer: 
          A standard carbide bit will work just fine on Corian.
           
          Proudly made for professionals, the 5/32 in. Journeyman Hex T-Handle from Klein Tools delivers more torque to the fasteners than standard hex keys. Klein hex-keys are the tools professionals cannot afford to be without. Heat-treated and tempered for superior strength and durability, Klein hex-keys are designed for a precise fit in sockets, preventing slippage and stripping of the socket.
           

          Where is it made? Klein is a good tool brand, but I would prefer USA made.

          Asked by
          wickthestick
          August 20, 2019
          Where is it made? Klein is a good tool brand, but I would prefer USA made.
          Asked by
          footeman
          Traverse City, Michigan
          August 21, 2019
          Answer: 
          Right now these hex keys are manufactured in Slovenia. As time goes on, they may move manufacturing back to the USA but not sure when or if.
           
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