Palaranda
  • Review count
    481
  • Helpfulness votes
    4,138
  • 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
        4,138
      • 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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          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
          Answer: 
          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. Color: Gray.
           

          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

          Asked by
          Renee
          March 29, 2018
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          Palaranda
          Southbridge MA
          March 30, 2018
          Answer: 
          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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