Palaranda
  • Review count
    430
  • Helpfulness votes
    3,752
  • Average rating
    4.7
    4.7 out of 5
  • First Review:
    February 20, 2011
  • Last Review:
    August 7, 2019
 
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      Activity Summary
       
      • Review count
        430
      • Helpfulness votes
        3,752
      • Average rating
        4.7
        4.7 out of 5
      • First Review:
        February 20, 2011
      • Last Review:
        August 7, 2019
       
      • Question count
        5
         
        • Answer count
          281
           
           
           
           
          Palaranda's Reviews
           
          The Everbilt flexible dryer duct is an installation and replacement part that connects dryers to a wall outlet for venting. It is compatible with most major brands of electric and gas dryers. The duct is fire-resistant and tested to UL2158A. It is built of flexible aluminum foil with a 4-ply construction for increased durability. It is easy to install with provided tension clamps. The product includes (1) flexible duct and (2) clamps.
           
          from Southbridge MA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:Professional
          Received free product:Yes
          PostedJuly 25, 2019
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          Having our old duct from our electric dryer repaired a couple of times with aluminum tape, it well past the sell date to install a new one.
          This one from the Everbilt collection is very strong despite pulling out to its maximum and then stretching a little more. Having removed the old connection from the dryer and pushed on this new one, after sliding the tension clamp on, I then figured too late that the 8 feet was a tad too short. Double darn it. My wife in `assisting` said “I knew straight away it was nowhere big enough to work properly.” I wisely chose to completely ignore that snide innuendo. So now I shall have to either go for a ten-footer or reposition my cabinet and then move the
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          Having our old duct from our electric dryer repaired a couple of times with aluminum tape, it well past the sell date to install a new one.
          This one from the Everbilt collection is very strong despite pulling out to its maximum and then stretching a little more. Having removed the old connection from the dryer and pushed on this new one, after sliding the tension clamp on, I then figured too late that the 8 feet was a tad too short. Double darn it. My wife in `assisting` said “I knew straight away it was nowhere big enough to work properly.” I wisely chose to completely ignore that snide innuendo. So now I shall have to either go for a ten-footer or reposition my cabinet and then move the dryer in its place so of course I went for the second option. Made with aluminum with a 4 ply and is rated as fire resistant.
          The two clamps are quite tough to squeeze in in order to `lock` it in place to the dryer but having said that, it clamps on firmly and securely. Well worth the asking price.
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          Pros: Durable, Easy to Install, Easy to Use, Sturdy
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          8out of 11found this review helpful.
           
          Whether you choose the black or silver option, the Essence Flow will be with you for a long time to come. Its beautiful luminous bubbles, reminiscent of the luxury of champagne, will undoubtedly infuse your home with a strong sense of panache. Its impressive light flow also make it the perfect model for any occasion. Easily installed outdoors or indoors, the Essence Flow is a durable and robust LED lighting fixture that is highly resistant to rust. In addition to this flexibility in any environment, this model is made from the best materials so as to withstand various meteorological conditions. Brighten up your day-to-day at all times with a perfect mix of performance, functionality and style.
           
          from Southbridge MA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:Professional
          Received free product:Yes
          Weighing in at over three pounds weight, this wall light will certainly need the junction box to ...
          PostedJuly 23, 2019
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          Weighing in at over three pounds weight, this wall light will certainly need the junction box to be firmly screwed down well when it is installed.
          The warm white color of the cylinder is startling which utilized the four Integrated LED lights extremely well
          The stainless steel is highly polished, smooth to the eye and touch along with the glass lens.
          The fixture to the wall is straight forward and is favorable to other standard fixtures other than the unit is held on with a hex screw either side of the mounting bracket on the screw flaps to keep it tight and secure.
          The wiring is as expected, straight forward white white and conversely black to black using the supplied wire connectors.
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          Weighing in at over three pounds weight, this wall light will certainly need the junction box to be firmly screwed down well when it is installed.
          The warm white color of the cylinder is startling which utilized the four Integrated LED lights extremely well
          The stainless steel is highly polished, smooth to the eye and touch along with the glass lens.
          The fixture to the wall is straight forward and is favorable to other standard fixtures other than the unit is held on with a hex screw either side of the mounting bracket on the screw flaps to keep it tight and secure.
          The wiring is as expected, straight forward white white and conversely black to black using the supplied wire connectors. Nothing at all confusing. Earth wire is secured to the junction box or to the mounting plate.
          The actual Color Temperature 3000K(Kelvin) light is a slightly more pure, neutral white color.
          Although the claim of Watt Equivalence is stated as 24, my own reckoning is more like a 40W
          The Color Rendering Index (CRI) of 80 is classed as good
          Hardware Included are the wire connectors (3) junction box screws (2) and hex screws (2).
          The hex key was supposed to be supplied but despite a careful search, it was not. I supplied my own. The instructions are clear and precise.
          Don’t forget to use sealant around the edge of the light fixture before screwing to the mounting bracket.
          Returnable within the 90 day period with the Manufacturer Warranty of 12 months.
          Once installed it is a beautiful wall lamp with a very strong heavy feel to it.
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          Pros: Easy to Assemble, Eco-Friendly, Good Size & Weight, Looks Great, Nice Design, Unique
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          6out of 22found this review helpful.
           
          Add a stylish complement to your cabinet with this Everbilt Classic Bar Pull. It measures 3 in. (76 mm) from center to center and features an Industrial-style Matte Black finish that matches any decor. Constructed with durable carbon steel, this elegant piece will be as long-lasting as it is beautiful. Includes mounting hardware for quick and easy installation.
           
          from Southbridge MA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:Professional
          Received free product:Yes
          PostedJuly 22, 2019
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          There are 2 packs of screws. 12 X 1 inch and 12 X 1-1/2 inch that are supplied along with this 10 pack of cabinet pulls with each of the screws threading easily into the handle. Straight forward to install if either it is a new cabinet/drawer or replacing older ones. If you are replacing and the distance is more or less the three inches between holes, keep in mind that drilling at least one new hole will be necessary. My old worn out 1950’s handles were well past salvaging.
          Good solid feel to these pulls but after removing each one from its wrapper, I made the error of dropping each pull into its original container and when I started to remove them ready to fit them, some of them had now
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          There are 2 packs of screws. 12 X 1 inch and 12 X 1-1/2 inch that are supplied along with this 10 pack of cabinet pulls with each of the screws threading easily into the handle. Straight forward to install if either it is a new cabinet/drawer or replacing older ones. If you are replacing and the distance is more or less the three inches between holes, keep in mind that drilling at least one new hole will be necessary. My old worn out 1950’s handles were well past salvaging.
          Good solid feel to these pulls but after removing each one from its wrapper, I made the error of dropping each pull into its original container and when I started to remove them ready to fit them, some of them had now had scratches. As I said, this was my error but having said that, they are quite easily scratched. So perhaps it is best to leave them in their wrapper until its time to install it.
          Limited lifetime warranty
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          Pros: Easy to Install
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          3out of 18found this review helpful.
           
          Enjoy the incomparable elegance of the Ratio 4 and Ratio 5, two lighting rails that don't go unnoticed. Whatever the chosen model, the beauty of the adjustable diffusers' transparent glass makes them a wise choice for amateurs of good taste. What's more, their bubbles give off the impression of being suspended, bringing a unique touch to your interior. Their contemporary and urban style will be sure to enhance areas such as your living room, dining room and kitchen. The convenient conception of the Ratio 4 and Ratio 5 allows you to install them easily in a number of arrangements. Their steel and glass alloy guarantees an exemplary solidity. These LED light fixtures will also help you conserve energy. Choose 4 or 5 distinguished shades to adequately complete your interior design.
           
          from Southbridge MA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:Professional
          Received free product:Yes
          As always, my practice, I initially installed this in the basement before it goes onto the kitche...
          PostedJuly 20, 2019
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          As always, my practice, I initially installed this in the basement before it goes onto the kitchen ceiling. Thus, ensuring that it works as stated. It only takes a few minutes and it saves time and effort installing a lighting track or any kind of light fixture only to find there is an issue.
          No such issues with this Ratio 4 ft. 5-Light Steel Integrated LED Track Lighting Kit from Artika.
          The beautiful chrome appearance of the unit is quite stunning and the connection is simplified using the two wires to connect to the power. Black (live and white (neutral) The hardware is supplied other than the two crews needed to connect the base. Then the track is fitted using a screw either side and
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          As always, my practice, I initially installed this in the basement before it goes onto the kitchen ceiling. Thus, ensuring that it works as stated. It only takes a few minutes and it saves time and effort installing a lighting track or any kind of light fixture only to find there is an issue.
          No such issues with this Ratio 4 ft. 5-Light Steel Integrated LED Track Lighting Kit from Artika.
          The beautiful chrome appearance of the unit is quite stunning and the connection is simplified using the two wires to connect to the power. Black (live and white (neutral) The hardware is supplied other than the two crews needed to connect the base. Then the track is fitted using a screw either side and is made easier as the track once it has slid on to the base, the alignment for the holding screws is far enough away from the ceiling for the screws to fit easily into the two drop down brackets. Once connected, simply screw all diffusers into the sockets and it is good to go.
          The steel and glass alloy of these diffuses are of a quality that is second to none and the ability to maneuver them individually to suite with way the face is exceptional. The weight of this is only a fraction over 2LBS making it even easier on the arms.
          These LED light fixtures will also help you conserve energy along with your pennies
          1500 lumen 's = approx.’ 100 W Incandescent light.
          The 3000K =warm light
          They are dimmable if required and they cone with a 90 day returnable plus a years warranty
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          Pros: Easy to Assemble, Eco-Friendly
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          7out of 21found this review helpful.
           
          Fresh and tropical, this botanical peel and stick wallpaper will infuse life into rooms. Hibiscus florals and palm fronds make up this large scale, neutral print. Grey Cayman Peel and Stick Wallpaper comes on one roll that measures 20.5 inches wide by 18 feet long.
           
          from Southbridge MA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:Professional
          Received free product:Yes
          With the first sheet, some care has been taken when installing it, especially if on a high wall....
          PostedJuly 18, 2019
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          With the first sheet, some care has been taken when installing it, especially if on a high wall. Once the backing paper has been pulled away from the wallpaper about a foot from the top and I had positioned it on the wall, I would now let the whole sheet fall away. That way I can see easily if it is in a straight line that follows the spirit level mark. Regardless of other ways people to it, I prefer using the edge of the palm of my hand to wean out any air bubbles using a 45 angle from the top and downwards. Any wrinkles, then stop, pull the paper up to that point. I personally only pull the backing down by using both hands about 2 feet at a time. The second and subsequent sheets I followed Read More
          With the first sheet, some care has been taken when installing it, especially if on a high wall. Once the backing paper has been pulled away from the wallpaper about a foot from the top and I had positioned it on the wall, I would now let the whole sheet fall away. That way I can see easily if it is in a straight line that follows the spirit level mark. Regardless of other ways people to it, I prefer using the edge of the palm of my hand to wean out any air bubbles using a 45 angle from the top and downwards. Any wrinkles, then stop, pull the paper up to that point. I personally only pull the backing down by using both hands about 2 feet at a time. The second and subsequent sheets I followed the same procedure with an excellent success rate. The wallpaper is thick enough and does not tear easily. In fact, I never found any issues at all with tearing. The pattern is vibrant and easily sticks to the surface and if required, use both hands either side of the paper to pull it up and again is quite easy. But be aware that if not careful and you allow the wallpaper to fold in on itself, thus sticking to each other, it will take much patience to unravel them. On the one roll, I completed 3 strips 72 inches high. An excellent finish with an excellent wallpaper.
          This product is very versatile in the fact that not only is it a removable wallpaper but is also an ideal covering for other projects I have used different styles for (see photos. The roll I used on my scratched and worn computer desk has been on for some 6 months now as well on some cupboards/cabinets surfaces in the basement and still remain in excellent condition with no sign of scratches or wear, despite 3 young kids using it.
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          Pros: Excellent Quality, Looks Great
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          8out of 13found this review helpful.
           
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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.
           

          What is wattage used in an hour?

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          Palaranda
          March 15, 2017
          What is wattage used in an hour?
           
          SteriPEN Ultra is an exceptionally advanced portable water purifier with an advanced OLED display that indicates treatment and battery status as well as an internal USB rechargeable battery. It quickly and effectively eliminates over 99.9% of bacteria, viruses and protozoa that cause water-borne illnesses, including giardia and cryptosporidium. Like all SteriPEN models, it carries the Water Quality Association’s Gold Seal, so you can be sure it’s safe and effective.
           

          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.
           

          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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          Brighten your outdoor space with READY SEAL 1 gal. Redwood Exterior Wood Stain and Sealer. Oil-based and semitransparent, this enriching stain is both stain and sealant, eliminating the need for separate products. The oil brings vivid color suitable for any exterior wood project. It also offers resistance to mold, mildew, UV damage, cracking and warping as it protects and strengthens wood fibers.
           

          Will this hokd up on a swing set?

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          Pauln
          April 22, 2018
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          Palaranda
          Southbridge MA
          April 24, 2018
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          Short answer is ...yes it will. After years of painting my porch steps only for the harsh winter to force another strip and coat. Last year I tried this product on the wooden steps. Now that the long winter has passed into a warm spring, I see only a slight wear where the traffic has been heavy. The sealant/stain seeps into the wood and does protect the wood whereas the outdoor porch paint does not of Read More
          Short answer is ...yes it will. After years of painting my porch steps only for the harsh winter to force another strip and coat. Last year I tried this product on the wooden steps. Now that the long winter has passed into a warm spring, I see only a slight wear where the traffic has been heavy. The sealant/stain seeps into the wood and does protect the wood whereas the outdoor porch paint does not of course. It lies on the surface and following harsh winters, the paint lifts. Hope this answers your question. Read Less
           
          Escape into a warmer, more soothing world with Canvas Flax, an earthy and gentle neutral. The softness of this color calls to mind bleached-out summer wheat grass and warm sand slipping through your fingers. Make your very own modern frontier with the subtle rustic charm this solid provides by adding this Home Decorators Collection Adirondack Chair Cushion to your collection. Our 49 x 20.5 in. outdoor Adirondack cushion is covered in durable and beautiful Sunbrella acrylic fabric, specially engineered with UV protection to resist the elements and maintain bright color season after season. Inside our outdoor patio cushion we use our patented 100% everLuxe polyester fiber fill to help retain shape and provide long-lasting comfort during outdoor use. Fibers within the cushion are oriented in a vertical position, which provides structure, support, and spring. The outdoor Adirondack cushion is designed to fit most standard Adirondack chairs and has a longer, tapered back and elastic band to help secure it to a variety of chair sizes. Our outdoor Adirondack cushion also comes with a 5-year limited fabric warranty and a 1-year limited warranty against defects in workmanship. Enjoy the outdoors and add a degree of elegance to your personal outdoor retreat with the Home Decorators Collection Canvas Flax Adirondack Chair Cushion.
           

          You mention the seat depth and width, how long is the seat cushion?

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          Charlie
          February 24, 2018
          You mention the seat depth and width, how long is the seat cushion?
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          Palaranda
          April 21, 2018
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          The actual seating area measures approx' 18 inches X 20"
           
          Keep your yard green and clean with the RYOBI 11 Amp 13 in. Electric Mower. This eco-friendly, electric-powered unit is the ideal alternative to traditional gas operated mowers. Enjoy maintenance free yard work with no gas, oil, filters or spark plugs. Portable and lightweight at just 23 lbs., it has collapsing handles for quick and easy storage. Easily adjust the height of your deck from 1 - 2 -1/2 in. with the single point height adjustment. Backed by a 3-Year manufacturer warranty.
           

          what grass heights are available?

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          7777777
          April 16, 2018
          what grass heights are available?
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          Palaranda
          Southbridge MA
          April 17, 2018
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          Thanks for your question regarding the maximum height that this machine will successfully cut. Although I have used mine after a vacation and found that the grass on my lawn had grown to a height of 6 inches, it did work fine, albeit slow going on the highest setting and then finished by lowering the wheels and going over it again. At all other times I cut the lawn when the height of the grass is around Read More
          Thanks for your question regarding the maximum height that this machine will successfully cut. Although I have used mine after a vacation and found that the grass on my lawn had grown to a height of 6 inches, it did work fine, albeit slow going on the highest setting and then finished by lowering the wheels and going over it again. At all other times I cut the lawn when the height of the grass is around the 3 inch mark and find that this level makes for a perfect finish. But what is the maximum height? This electric grass cutter does have some exceptional power but has been designed for small lawns and not the large rough terrain that my back yard has. Hope this assists you. Read Less
           
          Rapid Set multi-purpose flexible construction adhesive/sealant is a hybrid silane polyether sealant designed for horizontal, vertical and overhead application in most climates (including cold or damp climates). It is 100% solvent free contains no isocyanides and will not shrink upon cure. Tack-free in 35-minutes and paintable in 24-hours. It's unique Nano-technology promotes superior adhesion to concrete, glass, masonry, metal, block, stone, engineered plastics (PVC), fiber glass (FRP), EPS foam, aged asphalt, asphalt, wood, stainless steel, aluminum galvanized metal and dissimilar materials.
           

          Can it be used on wood to concrete

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          Bob
          April 9, 2018
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          Palaranda
          Southbridge MA
          April 14, 2018
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          I can only state what I did and that worked perfectly, although only a small numbered sign on to a concrete post. I put a thin layer on one side of my numbered wood piece and another layer on the side of the post and then secured it with a hand held vice and left it in situ' for an hour. That was a few weeks back and despite rain and snow it still holds fast. Hope this assists you.
           
          Keep your yard green and clean with the RYOBI 11 Amp 13 in. Electric Mower. This eco-friendly, electric-powered unit is the ideal alternative to traditional gas operated mowers. Enjoy maintenance free yard work with no gas, oil, filters or spark plugs. Portable and lightweight at just 23 lbs., it has collapsing handles for quick and easy storage. Easily adjust the height of your deck from 1 - 2 -1/2 in. with the single point height adjustment. Backed by a 3-Year manufacturer warranty.
           

          How to adjust the wheels

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          Renee
          March 29, 2018
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          Palaranda
          Southbridge MA
          March 30, 2018
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          The metal lever is at the front wheel
          Disconnect power supply.
          To raise the blade height, press inward on the height adjustment
          lever and move it toward the back of the mower.
          To lower the blade height, press inward on the height
          adjustment lever and move it toward the front of the
          mower.
           
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