Palaranda
  • Review count
    481
  • Helpfulness votes
    4,136
  • Average rating
    4.7
    4.7 out of 5
  • First Review:
    February 20, 2011
  • Last Review:
    January 24, 2020
 
  • Question count
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      Activity Summary
       
      • Review count
        481
      • Helpfulness votes
        4,136
      • Average rating
        4.7
        4.7 out of 5
      • First Review:
        February 20, 2011
      • Last Review:
        January 24, 2020
       
      • Question count
        5
         
        • Answer count
          281
           
           
           
           
          Palaranda's Reviews
           
          Create a custom shower in minutes. The Hansgrohe ibox for your shower is a revolutionary rough which allows for multiple showering options. Sure to enhance any bathroom quickly and simply. Size: 6.12 In..
           
          from Southbridge MA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:Professional
          Received free product:Yes
          PostedDecember 22, 2019
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          Not being very converse with the plumbing. Well okay, if it will leak, despite installing carefully following every single word of the instructions, it will leak. I totally accept my failing and always hire a registered plumber, despite the cost.
          This was no different with installing this 3/4 in. iBox Universal Plus Rough with Service Stop. I did like particularly that I was…well the plumber was, able to connect a pre-fab set from many of the ranges that Hansgrohe have available.
          We decided on the Metris S 2-Handle Pressure Balance Valve Trim Kit with Diverter in Chrome (not supplied but is (readily available from your home depot store) and I left her to it. When I returned an hour or so
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          Not being very converse with the plumbing. Well okay, if it will leak, despite installing carefully following every single word of the instructions, it will leak. I totally accept my failing and always hire a registered plumber, despite the cost.
          This was no different with installing this 3/4 in. iBox Universal Plus Rough with Service Stop. I did like particularly that I was…well the plumber was, able to connect a pre-fab set from many of the ranges that Hansgrohe have available.
          We decided on the Metris S 2-Handle Pressure Balance Valve Trim Kit with Diverter in Chrome (not supplied but is (readily available from your home depot store) and I left her to it. When I returned an hour or so later, she had it all installed along complete with the shower wall panel.
          On describing the install, she told me that the plastic piece that confused me was used for flushing the valve before the installation of the control unit. `Oh` I replied, that makes sense…not`!
          I can only add what she told me and that was that she installs quite a few of the same brand and like the one she had done for me, she never yet had one that had caused any issues. No leaks and a straight forward install
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          Pros: Easy to Install, Good Instructions, No Leaks, Reliable
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          The Everbilt 1/2 HP shallow-well jet pump is manufactured of fiberglass reinforced thermoplastic, which is corrosion resistant. The unit is pre-wired for 115/230-Volt operation, and is factory pre-set at 230-Volt. The motor is fan cooled to extend the life of the motor, and has a thermal overload protector to prevent overheating. The pumps is supplied with a 30/50 pressure switch for automatic operation, and a pressure regulator for performance monitoring. The unit is self-priming after the initial housing is filled with water. This pump comes ready to install and is designed for wells with pumping levels of 25 ft. or less. The product comes with a 1-year warranty.
           
          from Southbridge MA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:Professional
          Received free product:Yes
          PostedDecember 20, 2019
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          Having two shallow well pumps to change, I first replaced the top cabin well pump that has a ¾ HP potential with the ½ HP. Unfortunately, the water pipes had too much of an incline of over 30 feet before it reached the container bladder that is 15 feet high and it just did not have the pressure that was required. Yep I was told that it needed to be at least the same if not more HP than the one I was removing so I was not surprised albeit disappointed.
          I then removed it and used it on the lower cabin well which the pipe runs down hill for a hundred yards before being raised again about 15 feet to its bladder and it works perfectly. Both wells are the same 25 feet deep
          After wiring it to
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          Having two shallow well pumps to change, I first replaced the top cabin well pump that has a ¾ HP potential with the ½ HP. Unfortunately, the water pipes had too much of an incline of over 30 feet before it reached the container bladder that is 15 feet high and it just did not have the pressure that was required. Yep I was told that it needed to be at least the same if not more HP than the one I was removing so I was not surprised albeit disappointed.
          I then removed it and used it on the lower cabin well which the pipe runs down hill for a hundred yards before being raised again about 15 feet to its bladder and it works perfectly. Both wells are the same 25 feet deep
          After wiring it to the 110V generator and yes, I made sure that it set to run at 110v (it was set at 230v initially). As soon as it started and was purring like a kitten, well maybe a very big kitten I was more than happy to then change our old pump. A very similar set up to our old one; it was easy to set up, only having to replace a couple of worn out parts from the old set up and was supplying water for our shower sink and toilet in just a couple of hours. Good pressure too. So much better than our old one ever did and so much quieter. There were no problems at all. Very pleased with this pump and everything went and worked as best as it could have done in the shortest time. And for the price compared to others of the same power, it has to be one of the best quality shallow pumps around.
          Pros: Reliable, Easy to replace, No Leaks
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          The Milwaukee ANSI Type R Class 2 High Visibility Performance Safety Vest is designed to carry more. The high visibility safety vest has 15 pockets including a clear ID holder, rear tablet pocket, and 3 internal pockets, equipping users with added storage. All front pockets are reinforced with durable 600D tear resistant materials capable of withstanding rough job site conditions. To reduce pressure around the neck, comfortable padding was incorporated around the collar. The safety vest features a quick internal size adjustment providing users with a better fit as well as a durable pass-through slit for fall protection gear. This allows users to wear the same vest in the summer over a t-shirt or in the winter over a jacket. Additionally, a zipper closure on the safety vest provides users with ultimate job site security. The high visibility reflective vests are required if users are working around traffic going 25 mph or working around heavy machinery. This includes construction, road construction, traffic direction, utility crews, and survey crews. Yellow and orange color options are available, as well as CSA compliant safety vests. Size: large. Gender: unisex. Age Group: adult.
           
          from Southbridge MA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:Professional
          Received free product:Yes
          PostedDecember 17, 2019
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          As the winter fast approaches, this vest, although a simple design is embraced with a tough material that withstands even working within the building trade. I have only worn this for a week but already it displays its durability in not showing the abuse as other’s have. The 15 pockets are a plus, even though I use only a few of them, my iPad, a measuring devise, a note pad and my ID (which is displayed in its own see through pocket. Each pocket as well as the rest of this Milwaukee vest has been stitched with precision and has used excellent secure stitch. The Velcro on each of these reinforced pockets is also an excellent idea as too many times, with bending and having to crawl at times at Read More
          As the winter fast approaches, this vest, although a simple design is embraced with a tough material that withstands even working within the building trade. I have only worn this for a week but already it displays its durability in not showing the abuse as other’s have. The 15 pockets are a plus, even though I use only a few of them, my iPad, a measuring devise, a note pad and my ID (which is displayed in its own see through pocket. Each pocket as well as the rest of this Milwaukee vest has been stitched with precision and has used excellent secure stitch. The Velcro on each of these reinforced pockets is also an excellent idea as too many times, with bending and having to crawl at times at narrow spaces, I have lost items. Not so now as each pocket is firmly closed. The zipper is also a great addition. It easily zips up and releases without effort. The ability to adjust the internal size is also I think, a novelty but one that is essential for every adult to adjust according to his/her body mass. It is difficult to say which is the best feature as all of it has its own positives, but I guess that in my own assessment, the one that stands out the most to me anyway is the internal adjustment as this allows the addition of extra upper body clothing and this vest will still fit over them . A final word is to its padded collar. Way to go Milwaukee. It is perfect. Read Less
          Pros: Easy to Clean, Sturdy
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          White Round plastic plant pots, gardening and nursery pots are food safe, BPA free, inexpensive and durable. The white garden pots are perfect for many types of soil or hydroponic growing media. The raised rim design allows easy handling and easy stack ability when not in use and can be reused indefinitely. The tapered body allows plants to be removed with less labor. Raised bottom and drainage holes allow for complete drainage aerating the root zone which results in faster growth rates and larger yields. White pots keep the root zone cooler during hot weather resulting in better growth rates and yields.
           
          from Southbridge MA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:Professional
          Received free product:Yes
          PostedDecember 16, 2019
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          The raised rim of these garden pots are very handy in handling. Easier to pick up, even when full of soil as the rim secures the hands rather than slipping through. They are classed as BPA free (A product that is BPA free is one which does not use the organic compound Bisphenol A in its construction ). The size of them are 11 inches across at the top and 9 inches wide at the bottom and 9-1/2 inch deep.
          These are not hard plastic and are easy to push each side almost touching. However, pulling and squeezing them did not produce any amount of cracking of the pots to which I found a big bonus having other brands that do start to spinier when handled roughly.
          All have drainage holes and the
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          The raised rim of these garden pots are very handy in handling. Easier to pick up, even when full of soil as the rim secures the hands rather than slipping through. They are classed as BPA free (A product that is BPA free is one which does not use the organic compound Bisphenol A in its construction ). The size of them are 11 inches across at the top and 9 inches wide at the bottom and 9-1/2 inch deep.
          These are not hard plastic and are easy to push each side almost touching. However, pulling and squeezing them did not produce any amount of cracking of the pots to which I found a big bonus having other brands that do start to spinier when handled roughly.
          All have drainage holes and the stacking of these pots have no issues.
          Although it does state that they are food safe, I declined the good wife's sarcastic suggestion of serving dinner in one of them so they remain ready for the Spring time planting.
          As I said, they are flexible but sturdy. A good and thrifty cost saving method.
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          Pros: Good Shape, Multi Use
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          This wallpaper is generous in scale, in texture and in glittering highlights. This rich paisley resembles an embroidered tapestry and makes a stunning statement. Select from beige with gold and bronze, teal with deep blue, beige and russet and 4 more. Pair with Linen Texture (GF0836 - GF0840) in compatible hues. Color: beige/ gold/ bronze.
           
          from Southbridge MA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:Professional
          Received free product:Yes
          PostedDecember 4, 2019
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          This Gold Leaf Raised Paisley Wallpaper has a real nice feel of the raised texture. At 0.1 thickness, it is of an excellent quality. The multi-colored design brings new life to the drab walls of the dining room. The best way for me at least was to use a ready mixed paste and layer the wall rather than the paper. Some folk like to cover both paper and wall with the paste but I found that my way made it easier to smooth out any air pockets without having too much paste ooze out the ends. The wallpaper went on without a hitch and even the accidental blob of paste on the display side was removed easily using a clean damp cloth and when dry, no sign of any stains. Excellent results, especially Read More
          This Gold Leaf Raised Paisley Wallpaper has a real nice feel of the raised texture. At 0.1 thickness, it is of an excellent quality. The multi-colored design brings new life to the drab walls of the dining room. The best way for me at least was to use a ready mixed paste and layer the wall rather than the paper. Some folk like to cover both paper and wall with the paste but I found that my way made it easier to smooth out any air pockets without having too much paste ooze out the ends. The wallpaper went on without a hitch and even the accidental blob of paste on the display side was removed easily using a clean damp cloth and when dry, no sign of any stains. Excellent results, especially when using candles during a low light dinner. Read Less
          Pros: Easy to Install, Looks Great, Nice Design, Rich Looking
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          The Air Response delivers cleaner air with DustSense which automatically monitors, detects and responds to harmful particles in your air while using HEPA Media and carbon filters to powerfully trap 99% of allergens, dust and odors and with an Air Quality Indicator Bar that changes colors based on the quality of the air in your home, you'll always know it's working. Color: Silver.
           

          What is wattage used in an hour?

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          Palaranda
          March 15, 2017
          What is wattage used in an hour?
           

          batteries?

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          Palaranda
          Southbridge MA
          November 27, 2015
          I read in one review that the reviewer takes spare batteries with her on trips abroad to use in the Ultra. Is this correct? I thought it was a sealed unit.
           
          The new Revolve LED outdoor security product line by All-Pro combines advanced LED technology and industry-leading optic design to bring you a low profile fixture with uncompromising performance. The adjustable, refractive optics provide highly directional and controlled area coverage, eliminating the need for traditional reflectors. The REV32735MW comes with an integrated 270° motion sensor with sensitivity and duration adjustments. The sleek, low profile design will provide an LED motion operated fixture for the outside of your home, while maintaining and enhancing its style.
           

          light come apart to fit?

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          Palaranda
          August 17, 2015
          Okay....I figured it would require a junction box that was recessed into the ceiling in order for it to be hard wired ,but how does the light connect to the junction box. For example, does the light come apart so the base of it can be fixed to the junction box?
           
          The new Revolve LED outdoor security product line by All-Pro combines advanced LED technology and industry-leading optic design to bring you a low profile fixture with uncompromising performance. The adjustable, refractive optics provide highly directional and controlled area coverage, eliminating the need for traditional reflectors. The REV32735MW comes with an integrated 270° motion sensor with sensitivity and duration adjustments. The sleek, low profile design will provide an LED motion operated fixture for the outside of your home, while maintaining and enhancing its style.
           

          How is it fitted to the wall/ceiling?

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          Palaranda
          Southbridge MA
          August 14, 2015
          Do I require anything else to be able to put it on the ceiling?
           
          The Delta Foundations 2-Handle Side Spray Kitchen Faucet in Oil-Rubbed Bronze offers beauty and function. It has a 2-handle design for precise adjustment of hot and cold water. It's ADA compliant, and easy for every family member and guest to use. Color: Oil Rubbed Bronze.
           

          I accidenly (stupidly) broke the tab that holds the quick connection for the sprayer. Is there a replacent tab I can fit?t?

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          Palaranda
          Southbridge MA
          December 22, 2013
          Of course, now the tab is broken the quick connect will not hold. The connection is not the sprayer end but the other end. Would appreciate advise
           
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          FLOR is a modular system of recycled nylon carpet tiles. Build an area rug by mixing and matching styles and colors or choose one style that best delivers what you need for your room. The In the Deep style is available in several colors. Get a classic shag look and feel, but way better. Soft, cozy, easy to clean and easy to feel really good about living on. Color: Mink/Bone.
           

          How many square ft is this case?

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          Taffy
          February 1, 2016
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          Palaranda
          Southbridge MA
          January 17, 2018
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          A little over 16 sq ft
           
          FLOR is a modular system of recycled nylon carpet tiles. Build an area rug by mixing and matching styles and colors or choose one style that best delivers what you need for your room. The In the Deep style is available in several colors. Get a classic shag look and feel, but way better. Soft, cozy, easy to clean and easy to feel really good about living on. Color: Mink/Bone.
           

          Is it really $144.00 for a total of 6 tiles, only covering a little under 17 square from? That's little less than $24

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          VJH
          January 17, 2018
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          Palaranda
          Southbridge MA
          January 17, 2018
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          Although a very expensive way to carpet your space, this set of 6 carpet tiles are very tough and last a very long time in a large traffic area. Yes the case does hold only 6 tiles and the one case does sell for $144
           
          This stylish BEMIS Elongated Closed Front Toilet Seat is a durable enameled wood seat that closes softly, preventing slamming and pinched fingers. The lift-off feature allows the seat to be quickly and easily removed for cleaning. With the STA-TITE Seat Fastening System, the seat does not shift around and stays firmly attached to the toilet. The stylish seat design complements any bathroom decor. Made with Earth-friendly materials and processes, BEMIS brings innovation to everyday life. Color: White.
           

          How does the coloring and finish hold up? We had similar Bemis seats and after 3 months they were...

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          JLJensen
          January 13, 2018
          How does the coloring and finish hold up? We had similar Bemis seats and after 3 months they were stained, discolored, and the surface was corroded and no longer smooth. Cleaned with standard toilet cleaner.
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          Palaranda
          Southbridge MA
          January 14, 2018
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          We have had ours now for over year and it is till as good as new. No sign whatsoever of color fading or fatigue and remains a smooth finish. Hope this helps you to decide as it really is a superior product.
           
          ANYWARE by Little Griddle is outdoor-indoor ceramic non-stick cookware, designed for use on stove-top, grill, oven and campfire. ANYWARE is made from durable and lightweight food-grade cast aluminum with an advanced ceramic coating and a high-temperature, PTFE-free nonstick surface. It heats quickly and evenly, and it is suitable for almost all indoor and outdoor cooking surfaces, including gas and electric stovetop, home oven, backyard grill and campfire. ANYWARE is free from PTFE and PFOA and features a tough, beautiful ceramic surface for high-temperature cooking up to 525°F (270°C). The classically styled ANYWARE 12 in. skillet is a revelation: it browns ingredients beautifully, releases food easily, and cleans up quickly. It features best-in-class materials and it is amazing to cook with. You will love using this skillet to prepare any foods that can be cooked on a conventional stovetop or on a BBQ grill or campfire, such as burgers, steaks, pancakes, fish, eggs, and any foods that require cooking liquids or pan sauces. This skillet is backed by Little Griddle's limited lifetime warranty.
           

          Does it come in other sizes ? I've been using the 12 inch one for about 6 months now and am very...

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          decman
          January 6, 2018
          Does it come in other sizes ? I've been using the 12 inch one for about 6 months now and am very happy with the way it cooks and how well it is holding up to practically daily use. I would not mind buying a couple smaller ones as well like say a 10 inch and an 8 inch.
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          Palaranda
          Southbridge MA
          January 10, 2018
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          I have looked on their web site but there is no definite sizes other than the 12 inch one. You can always email them at their customer service at LgiOrders@unitedgs.com and ask them direct. Hope this assists you
          David
           
          Defiant Defiant 180 Degree White Solar Motion Activated LED Twin Head Flood Light
          Defiant Defiant 180 Degree White Solar Motion Activated LED Twin Head Flood Light
          This solar-powered, motion activated LED outdoor security light by Defiant is perfect for any application where using a hardwired fixture is not practical. It features high-output LEDs with comparable performance to many hardwired fixtures, and uses a robust, integrated li-ion battery pack capable of driving light output for over 3 hours on a full charge. Frosted lenses reduce glare, producing an even, powerful beam pattern. Polycrystalline solar panel with 16 ft. cord allows for optimal placement in direct sunlight for best performance.
           

          why will it not work even when it is fully charged

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          fishey
          January 5, 2018
          why will it not work even when it is fully charged
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          Palaranda
          Southbridge MA
          January 7, 2018
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          I'm sorry but I can only assume that it is a defect and should return it as soon as possible. I have had mine for over a year and it worked perfectly and still does
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