Palaranda
  • Review count
    434
  • Helpfulness votes
    3,878
  • Average rating
    4.7
    4.7 out of 5
  • First Review:
    February 20, 2011
  • Last Review:
    September 4, 2019
 
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      • Review count
        434
      • Helpfulness votes
        3,878
      • Average rating
        4.7
        4.7 out of 5
      • First Review:
        February 20, 2011
      • Last Review:
        September 4, 2019
       
      • Question count
        5
         
        • Answer count
          281
           
           
           
           
          Palaranda's Reviews
           
          With its straightforward, classic design, this 9.6 Watt Bronze Integrated LED pendant will bring lasting style to your home. Crafted of metal with a bronze finish, this open wire cage pendant adds a rustic-chic design element to your decor. Perfect above kitchen tables, islands, or sitting areas, this pendant warmly illuminates any space and can be customized in adjustable heights.
           
          from Southbridge MA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:Professional
          Received free product:Yes
          PostedMay 2, 2019
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          As always before the installation of a light fitting, I tried its function before installing it where it was intended to go as a permanent fixture. The light fixture from the Home decorator’s collection is certainly one that would be beneficial for a particular area of a room. The steel bronze look of the cage is well presented and of excellent quality, although I admit that untying the cord from the attached anchorage in order to adjust the length of the cord was, shall I say, challenging as the cord is very tight in the anchorage. This same anchorage is used again on the cord after deciding on the length required. The included hardware is, as expected, acceptable but the outlet box is, as Read More
          As always before the installation of a light fitting, I tried its function before installing it where it was intended to go as a permanent fixture. The light fixture from the Home decorator’s collection is certainly one that would be beneficial for a particular area of a room. The steel bronze look of the cage is well presented and of excellent quality, although I admit that untying the cord from the attached anchorage in order to adjust the length of the cord was, shall I say, challenging as the cord is very tight in the anchorage. This same anchorage is used again on the cord after deciding on the length required. The included hardware is, as expected, acceptable but the outlet box is, as also expected, not supplied.
          Connecting the wires to the relevant wires in the outlet box is painless, although having a helping hand to hold the 7-pound fixture whilst doing this or just resting it on your step ladder. Either way it makes for a very easy and safer connection.
          I accept that for the majority of DIYers this is an easy installation but for others it is not, so if in any doubt at all, call in a qualified sparkie (electrician) to do it for you
          I personally did not use a dimmer as the illumination was, at best, the equivalent of a 60 watt Incandescent, at an appox’ 800 lumens. It does state that the Maximum Hanging Length is 5 feet but I was happy at 18 inches (personal preference) This a fixed LED and is NOT replaceable. It has a 90-day returnable and a Manufacturer limited Warranty of 5 years
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          Pros: Looks Great, Nice Design, Unique
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          Activa is a Smart Paint that provides deodorizing, self-cleaning, air purifying and biofilm destroying benefits when applied to surfaces. This mold-reducing paint converts surfaces into a filter for Nox, pollutants, and odors. It transforms the surface to a living, sustainable, self-cleaning covering. A couple hints as you start your painting process: 1. Add a cup of water to your gallon of paint the first time you open it. We manufacture in Spain, and time and travel can cause some of the water to leave the product. Any type of water is fine, just make sure it’s clean tap, bottled, or filtered. 2. Our white paint (Photo Deco, Wall, and Lacq) can be used as a tint base. Just have your paint store add the colorant, and you will need to hand blend this in. Chances are the machines will not be able to shake our containers after they are opened. Make sure you added the cup of water! 3. This paint uses light energy to clean and purify. Open the drapes or blinds when the light are not turned on for this process to be constantly working.
           
          from Southbridge MA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:Professional
          Received free product:Yes
          As I am all for eco-friendly paint and if it is all what they advertise it is, and I’ve no doubts...
          PostedApril 30, 2019
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          As I am all for eco-friendly paint and if it is all what they advertise it is, and I’ve no doubts that it is what it says it is (but only time will be the factor) it is the way to go for all modern paints.
          I ended up using an unused tool that is used for mixing mortar fitted to my drill after emptying the contents into a five-gallon bucket ( I thought it would never empty as it was that thick) and then adding water to the paint container and gave that a good stir before adding it to the five gallon bucket and finally gave that a couple of minutes mixing. Using a roller on the ceiling was uneventful as it went on smooth and easy, although after giving it an hour I did have to use another
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          As I am all for eco-friendly paint and if it is all what they advertise it is, and I’ve no doubts that it is what it says it is (but only time will be the factor) it is the way to go for all modern paints.
          I ended up using an unused tool that is used for mixing mortar fitted to my drill after emptying the contents into a five-gallon bucket ( I thought it would never empty as it was that thick) and then adding water to the paint container and gave that a good stir before adding it to the five gallon bucket and finally gave that a couple of minutes mixing. Using a roller on the ceiling was uneventful as it went on smooth and easy, although after giving it an hour I did have to use another coat as the old paint was showing through in a few places. It used to be sky blue and had been touched up using a darker color
          Very satisfied with the results. So, would I go buy some more? Yes, I will but will wait until I can get some without the extended rim so the next one I will most certainly get Home Depot to fit it to their `shake a can machine
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          Pros: Dries Quickly
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          Give your chair an inviting and refreshed look with the Hamton Bay Outdoor Dining Chair Cushion. These Dining Chairs are ultra-comfortable with a superior polyfill and durable with our exclusive faster drying DriWeave outdoor polyester fabric that is UV treated to resist fading. Coordinate with other solids, prints and patterned pieces for a polished and sophisticated setting you will enjoy season after season.
           
          from Southbridge MA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:Professional
          Received free product:Yes
          The first noticeable are the vibrant colors of this set of polyester chair cushions. The first on...
          PostedApril 29, 2019
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          The first noticeable are the vibrant colors of this set of polyester chair cushions. The first one was fitted to the good wife’s Folding Outdoor Adirondack Chair, the second on my outdoor rocker and both fitted perfectly with the attached ties securing them.
          As the wife does a lot of sewing for her charity, her idea was of using these on her high back chair and putting them upside down so that the head of the cushion slips over the edge behind her knees to give her comfort. See attached photos. She loves that so much that she `stole` my rocking chair cushion… (hers remains on her Adirondack…well of course it does, derrr!) Extremely comfortable and so easy to clean (we use warm water with a
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          The first noticeable are the vibrant colors of this set of polyester chair cushions. The first one was fitted to the good wife’s Folding Outdoor Adirondack Chair, the second on my outdoor rocker and both fitted perfectly with the attached ties securing them.
          As the wife does a lot of sewing for her charity, her idea was of using these on her high back chair and putting them upside down so that the head of the cushion slips over the edge behind her knees to give her comfort. See attached photos. She loves that so much that she `stole` my rocking chair cushion… (hers remains on her Adirondack…well of course it does, derrr!) Extremely comfortable and so easy to clean (we use warm water with a slash of dish soap to wipe any stains off) Even when wet after rain, it dries with an hour or so in the sun.
          Fabric is UV treated and comes with a year’s limited warranty. One of the best features is that it is totally reversible should you desire to.
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          Pros: Comfortable, Durable, Easy to Assemble, Easy to Clean, Looks Great
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          1out of 19found this review helpful.
           
          Lifeproof Russet Meadow Hickory 12 mm Thick x 6.1 in. Wide x 47.64 in. Length Laminate Flooring (14.13 sq. ft. / case)
          Lifeproof Russet Meadow Hickory 12 mm Thick x 6.1 in. Wide x 47.64 in. Length Laminate Flooring (14.13 sq. ft. / case)
          Russet Meadow Hickory's texturing and earthy brown coloration achieve the look of real hardwood adding beauty to any room. Its durable AC4 wear layer protects against scratching, fading and staining. Appropriate for residential and commercial use, it features a user-friendly locking technology for a quick and easy installation.
           
          from Southbridge MA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:Professional
          Received free product:Yes
          PostedApril 23, 2019
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          When removing out of the packaging, the quality of these laminated Russet Meadow Hickory flooring is exceptional. Each piece slots into each other easily with the beveled edge snugly and lays flat.
          Because I am using these on a concrete surface, I am using Vapor Barrier underlayment, which is recommended. I personally used the 3mm underlay which I found more than adequate.
          The oak surface is smooth and has a perfect finish. However, we did become aware that, especially when wearing indoor slippers, the surface can be quite slippery. Also, we have a large German shepherd that has left scratches on the surface so we have now opted to use carpet runners in order to minimize the damage.
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          When removing out of the packaging, the quality of these laminated Russet Meadow Hickory flooring is exceptional. Each piece slots into each other easily with the beveled edge snugly and lays flat.
          Because I am using these on a concrete surface, I am using Vapor Barrier underlayment, which is recommended. I personally used the 3mm underlay which I found more than adequate.
          The oak surface is smooth and has a perfect finish. However, we did become aware that, especially when wearing indoor slippers, the surface can be quite slippery. Also, we have a large German shepherd that has left scratches on the surface so we have now opted to use carpet runners in order to minimize the damage. Somewhat disappointed at how easy it is to mark the surface as hoping more than expecting it to be more of a rugged surface. The boards are very easy to slide in together although I do wonder why they have used the wording ` Easy click-lock installation` because I do not hear a `click` when sliding each piece in and they are certainly do not lock. Having said that, each board is stable when slotted into the next board, but will slide out if moved to one side and so it is imperative to check that all the boards are fixed tight together before finishing the flooring.
          0.47 in. thickness x 6.1 in. width x 47.64 in. length planks and each case of 7 weighs almost 30 pounds. When trimming I found that using a laminate floor cutter produced the best cut for me.
          Just for visual purpose I tried another same style but wider from the Life Proof boards selection and they slotted in perfectly so a mix and match are okay to use if so desired. I share a photo of the mix and match but did not use them.
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          Pros: Easy to Install, Looks High End, Looks Like Wood
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          The new Hewitt Wall Sconce by Sea Gull is a modern interpretation of the classic torchiere sconce, with a slim vertical profile cleverly affixed to a sleek cast arm detail. While the overall design aesthetic is understated, the 19 in. high fixture still makes a dramatic statement. A White, lined Parchment shade softly diffuses the light, producing a subtle, elegant glow.
           
          from Southbridge MA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:Professional
          Received free product:Yes
          This certainly a unique wall light fixture with the candle tube sliding down over the socket foll...
          PostedApril 20, 2019
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          This certainly a unique wall light fixture with the candle tube sliding down over the socket followed by the candle follower (looks like a fancy washer) then the lamp and finally the shade which has that `spring like` effect of pushing it down and on to the socket. Personally I have never been in favor of these shades that are fixed by pressing it down over the lamp as I much prefer the older type where you fit the shade and use a nut for fixing, but having said that, it does slot quite easily over the lamp, so I guess, each to his/her own.
          The fixture is a sturdy one and one would expect, it is installed into a junction box within the wall. It has a good weight of around the 2-pound mark,
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          This certainly a unique wall light fixture with the candle tube sliding down over the socket followed by the candle follower (looks like a fancy washer) then the lamp and finally the shade which has that `spring like` effect of pushing it down and on to the socket. Personally I have never been in favor of these shades that are fixed by pressing it down over the lamp as I much prefer the older type where you fit the shade and use a nut for fixing, but having said that, it does slot quite easily over the lamp, so I guess, each to his/her own.
          The fixture is a sturdy one and one would expect, it is installed into a junction box within the wall. It has a good weight of around the 2-pound mark, but there is no hardware (screws, plugs) supplied.
          My initial idea was to install this alongside of the large bathroom mirror, but limited space abandoned that idea. (Good idea to measure first before you buy…like I didn’t). Finally, I bought another twin one and fixed them either side of the kitchen medicine cabinet. I chose, rather than the 60W candelabra to use the LED equivalent to a 60W standard incandescent candelabra bulb, which 5.5 watt with a E12 base. The lamps produce a nice 500 lumen each using these LED soft glow lamps.
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          Pros: Easy to Assemble, Good Size & Weight, Nice Design
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          5out of 21found this review helpful.
           
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          The Air Response delivers cleaner air with DustSense which automatically monitors, detects and responds to harmful particles in your air while using HEPA Media and carbon filters to powerfully trap 99% of allergens, dust and odors and with an Air Quality Indicator Bar that changes colors based on the quality of the air in your home, you'll always know it's working.
           

          What is wattage used in an hour?

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

          batteries?

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          Palaranda
          Southbridge MA
          November 27, 2015
          I read in one review that the reviewer takes spare batteries with her on trips abroad to use in the Ultra. Is this correct? I thought it was a sealed unit.
           
          The new Revolve LED outdoor security product line by All-Pro combines advanced LED technology and industry-leading optic design to bring you a low profile fixture with uncompromising performance. The adjustable, refractive optics provide highly directional and controlled area coverage, eliminating the need for traditional reflectors. The REV32735MW comes with an integrated 270° motion sensor with sensitivity and duration adjustments. The sleek, low profile design will provide an LED motion operated fixture for the outside of your home, while maintaining and enhancing its style.
           

          light come apart to fit?

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          Palaranda
          August 17, 2015
          Okay....I figured it would require a junction box that was recessed into the ceiling in order for it to be hard wired ,but how does the light connect to the junction box. For example, does the light come apart so the base of it can be fixed to the junction box?
           
          The new Revolve LED outdoor security product line by All-Pro combines advanced LED technology and industry-leading optic design to bring you a low profile fixture with uncompromising performance. The adjustable, refractive optics provide highly directional and controlled area coverage, eliminating the need for traditional reflectors. The REV32735MW comes with an integrated 270° motion sensor with sensitivity and duration adjustments. The sleek, low profile design will provide an LED motion operated fixture for the outside of your home, while maintaining and enhancing its style.
           

          How is it fitted to the wall/ceiling?

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          Palaranda
          Southbridge MA
          August 14, 2015
          Do I require anything else to be able to put it on the ceiling?
           
          The Delta Foundations 2-Handle Side Spray Kitchen Faucet in Oil-Rubbed Bronze offers beauty and function. It has a 2-handle design for precise adjustment of hot and cold water. It's ADA compliant, and easy for every family member and guest to use.
           

          I accidenly (stupidly) broke the tab that holds the quick connection for the sprayer. Is there a replacent tab I can fit?t?

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          Palaranda
          Southbridge MA
          December 22, 2013
          Of course, now the tab is broken the quick connect will not hold. The connection is not the sprayer end but the other end. Would appreciate advise
           
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          Brighten your outdoor space with READY SEAL 1 gal. Redwood Exterior Wood Stain and Sealer. Oil-based and semitransparent, this enriching stain is both stain and sealant, eliminating the need for separate products. The oil brings vivid color suitable for any exterior wood project. It also offers resistance to mold, mildew, UV damage, cracking and warping as it protects and strengthens wood fibers.
           

          Will this hokd up on a swing set?

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

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

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

          what grass heights are available?

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

          Can it be used on wood to concrete

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

          How to adjust the wheels

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