Palaranda
  • Review count
    450
  • Helpfulness votes
    3,930
  • Average rating
    4.7
    4.7 out of 5
  • First Review:
    February 20, 2011
  • Last Review:
    October 6, 2019
 
  • Question count
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      Activity Summary
       
      • Review count
        450
      • Helpfulness votes
        3,930
      • Average rating
        4.7
        4.7 out of 5
      • First Review:
        February 20, 2011
      • Last Review:
        October 6, 2019
       
      • Question count
        5
         
        • Answer count
          281
           
           
           
           
          Palaranda's Reviews
           
          The entry function works great for doors that need to be locked/unlocked from the inside with a thumb turn and locked/unlocked from the outside with a key. Constructed with an all-metal, tubular chassis, this lock is designed for light commercial and residential application. This lock is also versatile and can fit doors from 1-3/8 in. to 2 in. T for commercial and residential use. It meets or exceeds ANSI Grade 2 standards and is ADA compliant.
           
          from Southbridge MA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:Professional
          Received free product:Yes
          PostedSeptember 26, 2019
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          The supplied instructions are clear and precise.
          The only issue I had was slotting the spindle into the cam and I ended up using a small flat file to remove the irritating bur on the edge of the spindle that had been left. Other than that, it was a straight forward installation after removing the 60’s old door knob. Using a 2-1/8 hole saw and making sure that the drill was level with the door, I cut through 10 inches above where old one had been (built in 1890 I think for a very short person) and using a 1-inch hole saw to drill the side where the latch goes. Once again be very aware that the drill has to level or problems will occur with the assembly.
          This unit, once installed worked as
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          The supplied instructions are clear and precise.
          The only issue I had was slotting the spindle into the cam and I ended up using a small flat file to remove the irritating bur on the edge of the spindle that had been left. Other than that, it was a straight forward installation after removing the 60’s old door knob. Using a 2-1/8 hole saw and making sure that the drill was level with the door, I cut through 10 inches above where old one had been (built in 1890 I think for a very short person) and using a 1-inch hole saw to drill the side where the latch goes. Once again be very aware that the drill has to level or problems will occur with the assembly.
          This unit, once installed worked as described and is fitted to the basement door with the locking lever facing inside the kitchen so that we have some added security against trespassers.
          The handles are reversible.
          It meets or exceeds ANSI Grade 2 standards and is ADA compliant.
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          Pros: Easy to Install
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          Install stock roller shades without tools in seconds, using Simple Slide No Tools Roller Shade Brackets by Redi Shade. Peel and stick the brackets to the inside of your window frame, then securely and permanently slide in your stock roller shade. An easy level template is included to assist with placing the brackets level in the window. Removal is just as simple without the damage of traditional brackets and screws. Command Strips from 3M included.
           
          from Southbridge MA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:Professional
          Received free product:Yes
          PostedSeptember 25, 2019
          Overall rating 
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          First and foremost, make sure the surface where they are going to be positioned are clean and dry or else, they will not hold very secure.
          The supplied template is useful but not essential as to the different sized shades. The left bracket—tab faces down with the right one must have the tab facing up. they only take a couple of minutes to install. A spirit level is also recommended in order to mark the wall before sticking them on as I discovered after being stuck on the wall, they were slightly off center and the one I went to remove and reposition was difficult.
          These brackets are certainly good enough to hold even the heaviest shade that they sell at Home Depot.
          Though they are of a
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          First and foremost, make sure the surface where they are going to be positioned are clean and dry or else, they will not hold very secure.
          The supplied template is useful but not essential as to the different sized shades. The left bracket—tab faces down with the right one must have the tab facing up. they only take a couple of minutes to install. A spirit level is also recommended in order to mark the wall before sticking them on as I discovered after being stuck on the wall, they were slightly off center and the one I went to remove and reposition was difficult.
          These brackets are certainly good enough to hold even the heaviest shade that they sell at Home Depot.
          Though they are of a tough plastic, I would have preferred metal but having said that, they perform as well as metal ones at the moment but of course in time they are subject to wear.
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          Pros: Easy to Install
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          Grab bars provide leverage and support for those moments in your bathroom where you need a little assistance. Grab bars are the perfect addition to any bathroom, for anyone, any age and any ability. They add confidence and independence and most importantly, safety. The transitional style provides elegant simplicity, combining traditional warmth and welcome with a sleek and modern touch. The Delta 42 in. Transitional Decorative ADA Grab Bar features a smooth surface for a simple clean look. When installed properly, it will support up to 500 lbs. With only 2-3 screws required for a secure mount, the five screw flange provides installation flexibility to accommodate individual grab bar mounting needs. Delta is committed to the highest standards in quality and safety, and our grab bars are manufactured and tested to exceed many current industry standards. Color: Flat Black.
           
          from Southbridge MA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:Professional
          Received free product:Yes
          PostedSeptember 24, 2019
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          This grab bar from the collection of Delta has been installed not in the bathroom but on my basement stairwell wall. The reason being that a relative that uses the stairs to my `man cave` weighs 350 + pounds and twice now he has damaged the wood rail resulting in my changing it to a tough grab bar.
          Made of stainless steel and 42 inches in length and included is a grab bar wall anchor plus wood screws makes for a very sturdy rail for him a hang on to with his instability is in question, more so climbing back up.
          This 5-screw flange is made with precision and so makes the installation very straight forward. Rust resistant and with the 1- ¼ inch bar diameter makes it easy and effective to
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          This grab bar from the collection of Delta has been installed not in the bathroom but on my basement stairwell wall. The reason being that a relative that uses the stairs to my `man cave` weighs 350 + pounds and twice now he has damaged the wood rail resulting in my changing it to a tough grab bar.
          Made of stainless steel and 42 inches in length and included is a grab bar wall anchor plus wood screws makes for a very sturdy rail for him a hang on to with his instability is in question, more so climbing back up.
          This 5-screw flange is made with precision and so makes the installation very straight forward. Rust resistant and with the 1- ¼ inch bar diameter makes it easy and effective to hold on to.
          Supplied with a limited lifetime warranty. Also includes wood screws and instruction sheets
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          Pros: Durable, Easy to Clean
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          Inspired by the slim lines and graceful arc of a ribbon, the Vero bath Collection offers a high-end, modern look. The 30 in. towel bar adds simplicity and minimalist styling while bringing functionality to almost any space. Available in multiple finishes, the sleek lines of Vero create a thoroughly modern yet timeless feel. Complete your look with matching accessories from the Vero collection (sold separately). Color: Champagne Bronze.
           
          from Southbridge MA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:Professional
          Received free product:Yes
          PostedSeptember 24, 2019
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          This Champagne bronze finish towel holder really is a stunning design. I do like that they have gone from the traditional round bar to a flat one making the towels stay on it without the usual easy slide off.
          The two ends slot into the brackets and set screws hold it on. All the hardware is supplied.
          The color is a very sharp champagne bronze with no sign at all of any tarnish after a few weeks despite wet towels being hung on the rail and retains all the glossy finish it arrived with. Simply slot the ends on to the rail and mark the drill points. Drill and install the anchors and then the end brackets and you all set to go.
          The Zinc die-cast construction is an excellent feature of this
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          This Champagne bronze finish towel holder really is a stunning design. I do like that they have gone from the traditional round bar to a flat one making the towels stay on it without the usual easy slide off.
          The two ends slot into the brackets and set screws hold it on. All the hardware is supplied.
          The color is a very sharp champagne bronze with no sign at all of any tarnish after a few weeks despite wet towels being hung on the rail and retains all the glossy finish it arrived with. Simply slot the ends on to the rail and mark the drill points. Drill and install the anchors and then the end brackets and you all set to go.
          The Zinc die-cast construction is an excellent feature of this bath towel rail kit and it is made with a long durability in mind.
          The total length which included the brackets is 32 inches with the rail itself being 28 inches.
          Backed by a limited lifetime warranty
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          Pros: Durable, Easy to Install, Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, Stylish
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          D-BOOST by TALLAS is a self-priming jet booster set with a pressure switch and pressure tank designed to increase the water pressure from wells (up to 26 ft. ) tanks or cisterns. D-BOOST integrates a check valve and the pre-filter. Inside the box there is the exclusive multi-purpose tool for maintenance. D-BOOST is ready to use, just connect it to the suction and discharge water pipes and to the power outlet. Prime the pump body with water the first time then just follow the simple instructions included in the box). For ease of installation, the delivery and suction connectors can be rotated to suite different installations. The D-BOOST motor is cooled by the pumped liquid, so the pump is quieter than ordinary JET pumps with a cooling fan. the D-BOOST has an adjustable pressure switch and a pressure gauge.
           
          from Southbridge MA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:Professional
          Received free product:Yes
          Exchanging one of our well pumps before the onset of winter, I had no issues at all in swapping t...
          PostedSeptember 23, 2019
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          Exchanging one of our well pumps before the onset of winter, I had no issues at all in swapping the already pipe work on the old struggling pump (11 years old) over to the new one. The well is on the border of the depth of this pump’s capability at 26 feet deep. After the initial priming, it sucked up the water and pushed it up a sloping incline of 90 feet and up 15 feet into a storage bladder with no issues. After the tank was full, which took 90 minutes at 320 gallons, I checked the pump’s hand temperature and it was warm but certainly not over heating having pushed 320 gallons 90 feet up through the woods and another 15 ft up to the tank with the gauge showing 38PSI. The connections are Read More
          Exchanging one of our well pumps before the onset of winter, I had no issues at all in swapping the already pipe work on the old struggling pump (11 years old) over to the new one. The well is on the border of the depth of this pump’s capability at 26 feet deep. After the initial priming, it sucked up the water and pushed it up a sloping incline of 90 feet and up 15 feet into a storage bladder with no issues. After the tank was full, which took 90 minutes at 320 gallons, I checked the pump’s hand temperature and it was warm but certainly not over heating having pushed 320 gallons 90 feet up through the woods and another 15 ft up to the tank with the gauge showing 38PSI. The connections are as expected referring to the old one. The wiring was as simple as wiring a plug using outside cable and connecting that to my generator.
          Due to our regular pesky lightning strikes up here in north Vermont, I always unplug it and move it inside a small shed.
          No leaks and runs very quiet
          CSA Certified,CSA-US Certified ,NSF Certified
          Manufacturer Warranty 2 Year warranty with a 90-day returnable
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          Pros: Easy to Install, No Leaks
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          Palaranda's Questions
           
          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?

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

          batteries?

          Asked by
          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?

          Asked by
          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?

          Asked by
          Charlie
          February 24, 2018
          You mention the seat depth and width, how long is the seat cushion?
          Asked by
          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?
          Asked by
          Palaranda
          Southbridge MA
          April 17, 2018
          Answer: 
          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
          Asked by
          Palaranda
          Southbridge MA
          April 14, 2018
          Answer: 
          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
          Asked by
          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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