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
           
          The feel of eco-friendly natural grasscloth gets the ultimate designer upgrade when paired with the cosmopolitan finish of high shine metallic backing. The impact of this wallpaper can only be described as elegantly dramatic, yet soothingly gentle in its application, making it useable for any decor. The real texture provides added dimension and enhanced visual appeal. Color: Platinum.
           
          from Southbridge MA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:Professional
          Received free product:Yes
          PostedDecember 3, 2019
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          Wallpaper is nice and thick, (01 inch) and easily cut to lengths and width. My preference is to use a Stanley knife with the wallpaper laying on a board. The texture, depending on light, produces an almost 3D effect. Measuring the width of the paper and then using a level to mark the first sheet with a pencil in a straight vertical line not forgetting to take off around an inch of the measured width to take into account the possible imperfections of the corner. Using a premixed paste, I coated the wall, not the paper and used my pencil line as the mark to the edge of the covering.
          Using a smoothing tool, the rest was straight forward and any air pockets were easily dealt with pulling the
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          Wallpaper is nice and thick, (01 inch) and easily cut to lengths and width. My preference is to use a Stanley knife with the wallpaper laying on a board. The texture, depending on light, produces an almost 3D effect. Measuring the width of the paper and then using a level to mark the first sheet with a pencil in a straight vertical line not forgetting to take off around an inch of the measured width to take into account the possible imperfections of the corner. Using a premixed paste, I coated the wall, not the paper and used my pencil line as the mark to the edge of the covering.
          Using a smoothing tool, the rest was straight forward and any air pockets were easily dealt with pulling the covering back to expose the pocket and using your smoothing tool. The effect on the studio wall was exactly what was needed.
          Only a couple of times did I accidentally get some paste on the display side and was unable to wipe it off for some ten minutes which even when dry, the stain it left behind was quite visible
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          Pros: Looks Great, Well Made
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          Whether you are 4 ft. 6 in. or 6 ft. 4 in., sitting or standing in your shower, you can now use you hand shower hands-free within instant reach. This luxurious slide bar allows you to raise or lower your hand shower to desired height, set it at any angle and place on left or right side. Even the soap dish swivels from left to right for your total convenience. Designed to custom-fit your shower space. The slide bar mounts in any shower or bath where most practical and convenient, without plumbing, drilling or wall damage. Position it higher or lower, on either side of existing fixtures, or even on adjacent wall or shower doors. Color: Chrome.
           
          from Southbridge MA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:Professional
          Received free product:Yes
          PostedDecember 2, 2019
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          No, I do not recommend this product.
          To reaffirm to avoid any confusion that this does NOT come with a shower head supplied.
          Having said that, the instructions are as straight forward as they can be, although I have found a couple of main issues with this `Hotel Spar` First is the fastening of the soap dish. Being of a main plastic design, I had my wife screw it on I am far too heavy handed) . The fastening screw at first, gripped the male stem but then lost its grip and simply just spun around. I took it apart and yep, the screw had been in line with the hole and not off center. Tried screwing it myself gently but nope that only produced the same result
          The soap dish itself slotted easily into the bar end…. too easily. With
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          To reaffirm to avoid any confusion that this does NOT come with a shower head supplied.
          Having said that, the instructions are as straight forward as they can be, although I have found a couple of main issues with this `Hotel Spar` First is the fastening of the soap dish. Being of a main plastic design, I had my wife screw it on I am far too heavy handed) . The fastening screw at first, gripped the male stem but then lost its grip and simply just spun around. I took it apart and yep, the screw had been in line with the hole and not off center. Tried screwing it myself gently but nope that only produced the same result
          The soap dish itself slotted easily into the bar end…. too easily. With just a slight downward pressure, the dish will not stay in.
          The final issue is that being of a lightweight plastic, my wife rubbed the side bar very lightly using a wet loofah which resulted in fine scratches which, for the bathroom was a definite.
          I think that given no issues, it is a fair price but with two or more issues, it is not.
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          Holdrite variable closure clamps are specifically engineered to dampen noise transfer between piping and building structures. Independent lab tests verify that the provides superior protection against plumbing noise disturbances. This product has been lab tested by an independent third-party to compare the relative noise level performance. ISO-3822 tested.
           
          from Southbridge MA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:Professional
          Received free product:Yes
          Duct tape and/or cable ties used to be my sad method of stopping a rattling 2 inch pipe but even...
          PostedDecember 2, 2019
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          Duct tape and/or cable ties used to be my sad method of stopping a rattling 2 inch pipe but eventually, as always, it had to redone as it is invariably became loose over time. This Holdrite clamp solved that problem. Easy to fit on site by sliding one side of the clamp off and then sliding it back over the pipe and pushing it to close to the size of the job. Durable and yet remains easy to use. A perfect silencer. Excellent design
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          Holdrite 3/4 in. Plastic Pipe Insulator is used to insulate CTS (Copper Tube Size) Pipe in residential and commercial applications. The insulator is used to run pipe through wooden studs or metal joists and will protect and insulate the pipe. Compatible with multiple Pipe types PE-RT, PEX, Copper, CPVC.
           
          from Southbridge MA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:Professional
          Received free product:Yes
          PostedDecember 2, 2019
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          These are absolutely ideal for my remote off the grid cabin. I used to have the ¾ inch copper piping run through several inner walls as well as the outside and that was fine until the well water pump started up via a generator which in turn produced a vibration which was, let’s say, `annoying`.
          The two main points that is an excellent design is, first and foremost, these tough plastic silencers open up to allow the pipe to slot into it, rather than having to remove it in order to slide it through. Second is the way the outside grips firmly onto the inside of the drilled hole and finally the two predrilled holes make for a perfect stable anchor
          Pros: Easy to Install
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          The Maxted collection has a modern architecture with its symmetrical frame and crisp lines. This fusion creates a bold design that is iconic, timeless, and classic. Maxted is available in Polished Chrome and Satin Nickel.
           
          from Southbridge MA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:Professional
          Received free product:Yes
          This 5-piece bathroom set is well worth the asking price, even though I only receive 4 items as t...
          PostedNovember 11, 2019
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          This 5-piece bathroom set is well worth the asking price, even though I only receive 4 items as the 18-inch towel bar was missing but as always, it’s good to check the contents to assure that all are present.
          The fitting of all of this set was pretty straight forward, although the set screws can and are somewhat frustrating. The Allen key provided is good enough but the space in which you have to use it is again somewhat limited, especially in the smaller items. The towel bar is hollow and therefore very light weight, yet still sturdy enough.
          Bright chrome finish on all items look very nice in the bathroom and despite some set screws being somewhat frustrating (I have large hands) the
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          This 5-piece bathroom set is well worth the asking price, even though I only receive 4 items as the 18-inch towel bar was missing but as always, it’s good to check the contents to assure that all are present.
          The fitting of all of this set was pretty straight forward, although the set screws can and are somewhat frustrating. The Allen key provided is good enough but the space in which you have to use it is again somewhat limited, especially in the smaller items. The towel bar is hollow and therefore very light weight, yet still sturdy enough.
          Bright chrome finish on all items look very nice in the bathroom and despite some set screws being somewhat frustrating (I have large hands) the finished installation is excellent. Every piece has its own instruction leaflet along with a template for lining up for the drill holes. For the towel holder especially, a spirit level is essential to accomplish a straight line
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          Pros: Looks Great
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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?

          Asked by
          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?

          Asked by
          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
           
          Palaranda's Answers
           
          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?

          Asked by
          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

          Asked by
          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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