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
           
          Home Decorators Collection Reedville Pine 12mm Thick x 8.03 in. Wide x 47.64 in. Length Laminate Flooring (15.94 sq. ft. / case), Light
           
          from Southbridge MA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:Professional
          Received free product:Yes
          PostedSeptember 19, 2019
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          After delivery, I did leave the cases flat for a couple of days to climatize as per suggestion from the manufacturer.
          I had no problem whatsoever in slotting these boards together. Yes okay, they will slide out during installation if they are inadvertently moved without the finished molding attached unless you are screwing then down of course, but not just by walking over them. Once sure, that all the floating boards were secured enough (it was suggested that I obtain Laminate and Wood Flooring Installation Kit and was less than 20 bucks from HD and was a great help) it was time to install the molding. The molding, and there are over 20 styles to select from, was secured using finish nails.
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          After delivery, I did leave the cases flat for a couple of days to climatize as per suggestion from the manufacturer.
          I had no problem whatsoever in slotting these boards together. Yes okay, they will slide out during installation if they are inadvertently moved without the finished molding attached unless you are screwing then down of course, but not just by walking over them. Once sure, that all the floating boards were secured enough (it was suggested that I obtain Laminate and Wood Flooring Installation Kit and was less than 20 bucks from HD and was a great help) it was time to install the molding. The molding, and there are over 20 styles to select from, was secured using finish nails. Referring to the molding briefly, I used a few lengths of molding 5/8 in. Thick x 3/4 in. Length is varied, Laminate Molding obtained from my Home depot store for less that 10 bucks each length which fitted perfectly to this flooring as well as blending in beautifully.
          I did not use any laminate floor sealer surface sealant.
          Each of the 6 boards in each case was in pristine condition showing no flaws in the manufacturing or the shipping.
          Very easy to slot together I used this laminate in my small storage room floor, 6 X 12 which took only a couple of hours plus the molding an extra 35 minutes.
          I installed mine over a wooden sub floor and I am very impressed with the final result
          The flooring has a Limited Residential Lifetime Warranty.
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          Pros: Easy to Clean, Looks Great, Looks Like Wood
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          from Southbridge MA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:Professional
          Received free product:Yes
          PostedSeptember 4, 2019
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          As I was going to install this track of four lights above my workstation, I did not connect it to a dimmer, although the choice is there.
          The installation is both quick and easy to accomplish. It took me only 40 minutes and that was having to remove the old light. The socket screws are easily fitted in order to hold the cages in place. I did not have to use the supplied tool as it was just as easy to use my fingers but it is useful for giving the screw one last twist.
          The chrome finish is excellent as well as the four cages. For the bulbs, I have used the C37 candelabra LED’s and give more than enough illumination for my requirements and along with the Adjustable Lamp Head it gives me even
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          As I was going to install this track of four lights above my workstation, I did not connect it to a dimmer, although the choice is there.
          The installation is both quick and easy to accomplish. It took me only 40 minutes and that was having to remove the old light. The socket screws are easily fitted in order to hold the cages in place. I did not have to use the supplied tool as it was just as easy to use my fingers but it is useful for giving the screw one last twist.
          The chrome finish is excellent as well as the four cages. For the bulbs, I have used the C37 candelabra LED’s and give more than enough illumination for my requirements and along with the Adjustable Lamp Head it gives me even more flexibility.
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          Pros: Easy to Assemble, Good Size & Weight, Looks Great
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          A neutral two-toned tan/brown shag stunner steals the show with Mohawk Homes Carden Shag. Densely tufted with premium polyester yarn, this durable design is highly resistant to crushing, matting and every day wear-and-tear, so it will stay newer looking longer. Sumptuously soft to the touch, this style is ideal for high traffic areas with its superior stain resistant qualities. Clean up is a breeze so you can live worry free. Simply spot clean spills with a mild solution of detergent and water or machine wash in a commercial front load washer. Vacuum as needed.
           
          from Southbridge MA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:Professional
          Received free product:Yes
          PostedAugust 27, 2019
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          This rug, come carpet is, by no means, a tightly woven one and not too high so that your feet sink into it. And, it is extremely well machined which leave the polyester fibers of this rug much easier to vacuum, in that, it is easier for the vacuum to suck the dirt/cat and dog hairs out than a tightly woven one.
          My color perception is somewhat wanting and to me it almost looked like a light green rug but on a closer inspection, I can see that the fibers are a mixture of grays…I think!.
          Unrolling it and left it overnight did flatten it out enough for it to be laid. The backing is made of a type of polyester and has been expertly machined, and yet it is a little rough on the polished wood
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          This rug, come carpet is, by no means, a tightly woven one and not too high so that your feet sink into it. And, it is extremely well machined which leave the polyester fibers of this rug much easier to vacuum, in that, it is easier for the vacuum to suck the dirt/cat and dog hairs out than a tightly woven one.
          My color perception is somewhat wanting and to me it almost looked like a light green rug but on a closer inspection, I can see that the fibers are a mixture of grays…I think!.
          Unrolling it and left it overnight did flatten it out enough for it to be laid. The backing is made of a type of polyester and has been expertly machined, and yet it is a little rough on the polished wood floor so I will suggest that a mat be placed underneath to protect the finish.
          Easy enough to spot clean with a little water mixed with dish liquid.
          1-year limited manufacturing defects warranty.
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          Pros: Comfortable, Easy to Clean, Easy to Install, Looks Great
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          6out of 12found this review helpful.
           
          The AquaPro 1/2 HP shallow-well jet pump has a pre-wired pressure switch 30/50 psi for automatic operation and self-primes after the housing is initially filled with water. This pump comes ready to install and is designed for wells with pumping levels of 25 ft. or less. This jet pump has a fan-cooled and dual voltage 115/230-Volt motor.
           
          from Southbridge MA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:Professional
          Received free product:Yes
          Exchanging my ¾ HP shallow well pump for this ½ HP due to inconsistency of the operation of the ¾...
          PostedAugust 26, 2019
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          Exchanging my ¾ HP shallow well pump for this ½ HP due to inconsistency of the operation of the ¾ HP led me to buy another ¾ pump as the ½ HP was just not enough power for my needs. To explain why is that the original pump pumped water out of the 25 foot well and up an incline of 135 feet to a tank bladder that was raised 15 feet. This 1/2HP pump, although easy to install just did not have the potential to pump the water all the way the bladder. Although it did produce water out of the well, it only was good enough to take it to around 90 feet up the incline before it ran out of pressure. My original well pump of 10 years back worked flawlessly right up to the bladder tank and it was only a Read More
          Exchanging my ¾ HP shallow well pump for this ½ HP due to inconsistency of the operation of the ¾ HP led me to buy another ¾ pump as the ½ HP was just not enough power for my needs. To explain why is that the original pump pumped water out of the 25 foot well and up an incline of 135 feet to a tank bladder that was raised 15 feet. This 1/2HP pump, although easy to install just did not have the potential to pump the water all the way the bladder. Although it did produce water out of the well, it only was good enough to take it to around 90 feet up the incline before it ran out of pressure. My original well pump of 10 years back worked flawlessly right up to the bladder tank and it was only a 1/2HP and lasted for years but sadly this pump is just does not have the potential of taking water all the way up to the talk.
          It is well made and the pressure gauge did show that it was at 35LB but after around 15 minutes, the pump was running very hot and was quite noisy. I ended up taking this down to my son’s shallow well which is only 15 feet deep and the pipe ran down hill 90 feet to his cabin talk and it ran extremely well. It ran both quieter and did not run hot. My point is that it does work as described, but there is a limit to its potential
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          Pros: Easy to Install
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          8out of 8found this review helpful.
           
          The Adir Vertical File Rolling Stand with 12 Brackets 613 provides hanging blueprint storage that's convenient and easy to get to. The 12 pivot brackets swing out wide so it's a cinch to see and access your blueprints, plan drawings, maps, or other large documents. Just clamp your files into a hanging paper clamp and snap it onto 1 of the brackets. The brackets accommodate any size clamp, so you can fit documents in a variety of sizes onto this mobile blueprint stand at the same time. (Clamps are sold separately) This mobile blueprint rack is adjustable to fit even your largest files: the length is adjustable from 28 in. to 46 in., the W is 27 in., and the height is adjustable from 46 in. to 66 in. Made of solid steel, with a 240 lbs. weight capacity (20 lbs. per bracket), this hanging file rack can hold a lot of documents. It's easy to move your documents from room to room on this mobile plan rack, which has four 3 in. swivel wheels. The front 2 lock to hold it stable when your get it to its destination. This hanging file rack with wheels comes with a limited lifetime warranty.
           
          from Southbridge MA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Male
          Received free product:Yes
          PostedAugust 23, 2019
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          I run my own small company in the building trade and most times I receive blue prints that are simply rolled up but there are occasions when I get the drawings on Adir sticks and this stand is ideal for hanging them.
          What I like most is: 1) it is very easy and quick to assemble.2) the brackets swing out for easy removal of the clamps, no matter what size they are, (there is only one clamp supplied with this kit). 3) the swiveling heavy duty locking wheels are superb 4) Both the height and the length is adjustable to embrace any size of blueprint/drawing.
          The brackets are slotted into their respective holes and with the spring fitted on the top.
          I accept that it is only cosmetic but the
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          I run my own small company in the building trade and most times I receive blue prints that are simply rolled up but there are occasions when I get the drawings on Adir sticks and this stand is ideal for hanging them.
          What I like most is: 1) it is very easy and quick to assemble.2) the brackets swing out for easy removal of the clamps, no matter what size they are, (there is only one clamp supplied with this kit). 3) the swiveling heavy duty locking wheels are superb 4) Both the height and the length is adjustable to embrace any size of blueprint/drawing.
          The brackets are slotted into their respective holes and with the spring fitted on the top.
          I accept that it is only cosmetic but the painted frame work is far too easily, not only just scratched, but the paint comes off in larger areas with the slightest knock during assembly and if knocked against a hard surface and when sliding in the pieces together if not extremely careful, the paint peels off far too easily.
          But it does what it is intended for and well designed, but a better more robust paint could/should have been used and for this reason alone I take a star off the finish
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          Pros: Easy to Assemble, Sturdy
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          5out of 9found 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. 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?
          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?
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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
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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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