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
 
  • Question count
    5
     
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      Activity Summary
       
      • 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
           
          The QEP Black Widow Diamond Blade is a premier blade for very fast, chip-and wobble-free cutting of porcelain, marble, granite and ceramic tile. The unique diamond-shaped micro segmented laser cutouts around the perimeter keep the blade cooler for superior performance and a longer life. In fact, independent testing has shown that the total average cut speed for the Black Widow blade is 17.14 seconds; faster than other porcelain cutting blades on the market today.
           
          from Southbridge MA
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Excellent replacement blade
          PostedNovember 16, 2012
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          The blade was very easy to fit and the 3/8" ceramic tiles were just as easy to cut without hardly having to push them through the wet saw. I was using a new wet tile saw with the original blade and that was okay....just okay. But once i fitted the Black Diamond Widow blade, the difference in cutting was very noticeable. It was smoother and there was no sign of any tiny chips at the end of the cut. Guiding the tile through was also easier with angle cuts. I will not bother to use the blade that came with the saw again. A little like trading a scooter for a Harley Davidson
          Pros: High Quality of Material, Sturdy, Easy to Install, Effective
          Cons: cuts like butter
          +5points
          7out of 9found this review helpful.
           
          Use up to 30% less energy and experience more comfort with precise, consistent temperature control. The EnergyPlus heater uses an intelligent control and auto adjusting fan speed to maintain the desired temperature for your room within 1°. Delivering only the heat you need for maximum efficiency. New design performs even more quietly.
           
          from Southbridge MA
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Excellent for small room
          PostedOctober 24, 2012
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          I got this unit because of the excellent reviews and was not disappointed at all. I installed it in the bathroom which is 10 feet X 12 feet because it only has the heat that filters in from the other rooms when the door is open. Because I had decided on using 240V based on the other reviews, it took me almost 3 hours to fit the unit and connect it to the RCB unit in the basement. The cutting out and the fitting of the heater took only about an hour as the rest of the time was struggling with the cable through the wall and down into the basement and along the wall to the RCB which is 45 feet from the unit. But it was worth the effort. Yes the fan does hum a little, but of little concern in Read More
          I got this unit because of the excellent reviews and was not disappointed at all. I installed it in the bathroom which is 10 feet X 12 feet because it only has the heat that filters in from the other rooms when the door is open. Because I had decided on using 240V based on the other reviews, it took me almost 3 hours to fit the unit and connect it to the RCB unit in the basement. The cutting out and the fitting of the heater took only about an hour as the rest of the time was struggling with the cable through the wall and down into the basement and along the wall to the RCB which is 45 feet from the unit. But it was worth the effort. Yes the fan does hum a little, but of little concern in the bathroom. What I like the best is the ability to simply push a button to turn it on and then simply do the same again when leaving the bathroom. And it is so comfortably warm exiting the shower taking only a few minutes to heat the room. The cost of running the unit is kept to a minimum because of this. I would not contemplate using this as the only heat source, but for convenience as a quick room warm up whilst taking a shower is absolutely ideal. It works as described, looks good and well designed. Read Less
          Pros: Performs Well, Good Size & Weight, Easy to Clean, High Quality, Economical, Reliable
          +3points
          5out of 7found this review helpful.
           
          The Brexley Collection offers carefully tailored furniture of finely bonded leather that sits atop artfully-crafted wooden frames to realize a time-honored style of design. The Brexley Coffee Table coordinates with the entire Brexley collection and offers years of lasting beauty with its classic X-design, striking cap accents and bottom shelf. Durable with solid wood and veneer construction in a warm chestnut finish, this table is ideal for your living room or family room.
           
          from Southbridge MA
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Attracts positive attention
          PostedOctober 4, 2012
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          Brexley coffee table
          It arrived well packaged and with concise assembly instructions.
          Connecting the side frames to the bottom panel was easy and only took about five minutes. The next `easy stage` is where I went wrong. The instruction say to insert the dowels into the top panel and then insert the base into the top panel. No real need to read the instructions…this is easy I thought. Instead I fitted the dowels into the base and then tried to line up the top to fit onto the side frames. The top is quite heavy and while struggling to line it up, one of the side frames was hit by the falling heavy top and it snapped off at the base. Had I read the instructions and followed them, it would
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          Brexley coffee table
          It arrived well packaged and with concise assembly instructions.
          Connecting the side frames to the bottom panel was easy and only took about five minutes. The next `easy stage` is where I went wrong. The instruction say to insert the dowels into the top panel and then insert the base into the top panel. No real need to read the instructions…this is easy I thought. Instead I fitted the dowels into the base and then tried to line up the top to fit onto the side frames. The top is quite heavy and while struggling to line it up, one of the side frames was hit by the falling heavy top and it snapped off at the base. Had I read the instructions and followed them, it would have been easy to line the base up with the top as it is much lighter and the side frames can be maneuvered to line the dowels with the holes. Rather than send it back, I glued the piece back on and used slightly longer screws. The next day, I put the coffee table together in 10 minutes and this time following the instructions and it was so easy to fit.
          Moral of the story….read the instructions, however easy it seems.
          This Brexley coffee table is very well made and certainly a beautiful finish. It already attracts positive attention almost as soon as people see it in the dining room. Complete, the measurements are forty three and a half inches length, twenty one and a quarter inches width and eighteen and a half inches high. I would buy another one. In fact, the wife has just looked over my shoulder and says we are.
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          6out of 8found this review helpful.
           
          Stylish with casual simplicity and a small footprint, the Tavern 3-Piece Counter Table Set from Home Decorators Collection will bring old-fashioned charm to new-fashioned decor. Offering space-saving convenience, this 3-piece set includes 1 rectangular table and 2 counter-height stools with comfortable rice rush seats. Featuring solid wood and MDF (medium density fiberboard) construction, the rich espresso finish adds an elegant touch that will blend with most decor styles. Perfect for a kitchen nook, this durable and lovely set will help you make the most of smaller spaces.
           
          from Southbridge MA
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Beautiful...just beautiful
          PostedOctober 4, 2012
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          Tavern table and 2 stools
          I bought this table and two stools for added seating for meals when the 2 grown up kids show up unexpected, starving and short of money. I needed a sturdy hard wearing top and even more strength for the stools as kids being kids, they tend to rock back and forth on them without giving a thought that their 200lb weight could possibly be too much for the two wooden legs they are balancing on.
          The packaging was excellent and the assembly instructions clear and concise. First the table. Took me ten minutes to assemble it and was easy and straight forward. It has a beautiful hard finish to the top that retains the color and shine even after numerous attempts to discolor
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          Tavern table and 2 stools
          I bought this table and two stools for added seating for meals when the 2 grown up kids show up unexpected, starving and short of money. I needed a sturdy hard wearing top and even more strength for the stools as kids being kids, they tend to rock back and forth on them without giving a thought that their 200lb weight could possibly be too much for the two wooden legs they are balancing on.
          The packaging was excellent and the assembly instructions clear and concise. First the table. Took me ten minutes to assemble it and was easy and straight forward. It has a beautiful hard finish to the top that retains the color and shine even after numerous attempts to discolor it by accidental spillages.
          Total height when assembled is 36” and 42” long and 22” wide which can easily seat 4 people.
          The stools took a little longer to assemble as the cross bars kept falling out as I was trying to thread the bolts through. I found the best way to assemble then was to fit the four legs to the rush seat panel first and leave them loose enough to be able to slip the cross bars in before tightening the bolts. Then finally screwing the cross bars to the legs. Perfect.
          The Rush Seat Panels are very beautiful and well-made and certainly passed the `grown up kids` test of using two legs instead of the four.
          As a final note, I found that 3 of the threaded bolts were a bit too tight for finger turning when assembling the first stool so before I started on the second one, I tried all of the bolts into the leg first. Sure enough two of them would not thread easily until I used the supplied key to start them off. Once they were in about two threads, they became very easy to thread the whole way using finger power. So my advice is to try all the threaded bolts first on the table and the chairs before assembly to make sure they turn freely.
          All in all, a good buy at a good price.
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          Pros: Vibrant Color, Rich Looking, Excellent Quality, High Quality of Material, Sturdy, Looks Great, Perfect Size, Good Size & Weight, Well Made, Comfortable, Nice Design
          Cons: check the threaded bolts turn easily into the legs, before assembling.
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          14out of 16found this review helpful.
           
          This heavy duty Vacmaster 8 gallon wet/dry vacuum that is portable and powerful. Use for larger clean up projects in the home, garage or vehicle. Polypropeline tank is durable and will satnd up to the more rugged demands of your job. Powerful 4 HP motor delivers the suction necessary for all indoor and outdoor projects.
           
          from Southbridge MA
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Usage frequency:Weekly
          Verified Purchase:Yes
          HP wet and dry
          PostedMay 22, 2012
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          It is what it says. Good suction power and general performance. Would have liked a smaller tool for cleaning the inside of the car as the more hard to get to places remain hard to get at, especially between the front seats. Overall it is light enough to easily carry and does its job quite effeciently. Good for the price.
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          3out of 4found this review helpful.
           
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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.
           

          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?

          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?

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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
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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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          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.
           

          Can it be used on wood to concrete

          Asked by
          Bob
          April 9, 2018
          Asked by
          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
          Asked by
          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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