Jerry
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    4.7 out of 5
  • First Review:
    October 28, 2014
  • Last Review:
    January 14, 2020
 
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      • Review count
        265
      • Helpfulness votes
        103
      • Average rating
        4.7
        4.7 out of 5
      • First Review:
        October 28, 2014
      • Last Review:
        January 14, 2020
       
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          The 7/16 in. x 1-3/8 in. Pine Stop is a narrow strip of wood that is typically installed on the head and side jambs of doors and windows. Its purpose it to restrict the movement of doors and windows. The profile has a rounded edge to maintain a seamless and modern appearance. The full range of uses for this moulding are limitless in crafts and home projects.
           
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          Like many wood products, molding can be a tricky item. I'm doing a large interior remodel on a va...
          PostedJanuary 14, 2020
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          Like many wood products, molding can be a tricky item. I'm doing a large interior remodel on a vacant home and a bedroom door was lacking most of the molding where the door meets up to it. What remained used this profile so I purchased what I needed to refinish the doorway.
          The profile is a perfect match and the molding has been installed. However, I failed to do a thorough inspection of the piece before I purchased it and after installing, discovered it has a very noticeable warp.
          While some molding products can be adjusted slightly during installation, this wasn't possible on a piece like this without possible cracking or breaking it. I must remember to always check for war-page Read More
          Like many wood products, molding can be a tricky item. I'm doing a large interior remodel on a vacant home and a bedroom door was lacking most of the molding where the door meets up to it. What remained used this profile so I purchased what I needed to refinish the doorway.
          The profile is a perfect match and the molding has been installed. However, I failed to do a thorough inspection of the piece before I purchased it and after installing, discovered it has a very noticeable warp.
          While some molding products can be adjusted slightly during installation, this wasn't possible on a piece like this without possible cracking or breaking it. I must remember to always check for war-page before I buy. Read Less
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          GearWrench introduced the original patented 5 ratcheting wrench in 1996 and quickly became a go-to brand for professional automotive technicians. The innovation didn't stop there. Year after year, the GearWrench brand continues to expand its line-in ratcheting tools and beyond-to help automotive and industrial technicians get their jobs done faster and easier. Having the right tool for the job is critical and technicians working in cramped spaces understand better than anyone the power of this simple statement. This wide range is the backbone that gives GearWrench its reputation for unprecedented speed, strength and access. The result is increased productivity for those who keep GearWrench tools in their box.
           
          from Mid Michigan
          Age Range:55 to 64
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:Professional
          Received free product:Yes
          I've had to buy a lot of scrappers over the years. They get lost or borrowed. Over time they dull...
          PostedJanuary 2, 2020
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          I've had to buy a lot of scrappers over the years. They get lost or borrowed. Over time they dull and have to be sharpened. And sometimes they just walk away.
          I was an auto mechanic more than thirty years and owned a lot of tools. Scrapers are a must have tool particularly in auto repair. But I'm retired these days yet still do a lot of auto repair as well as other work that requires good scrapers. And since I lost many of my tools in a fire, it was time to get a good set.
          Gear Wrench Tools has been around quite a while now and proven to be a top quality brand of tools. These scrapers are very sharp and hold their edge as good as any brand. And the ergonomic handles are very Read More
          I've had to buy a lot of scrappers over the years. They get lost or borrowed. Over time they dull and have to be sharpened. And sometimes they just walk away.
          I was an auto mechanic more than thirty years and owned a lot of tools. Scrapers are a must have tool particularly in auto repair. But I'm retired these days yet still do a lot of auto repair as well as other work that requires good scrapers. And since I lost many of my tools in a fire, it was time to get a good set.
          Gear Wrench Tools has been around quite a while now and proven to be a top quality brand of tools. These scrapers are very sharp and hold their edge as good as any brand. And the ergonomic handles are very comfortable in your hand. This 4 piece set has a standard long handle 1 inch scraper, a 1/2 wide long handle and a narrow 1/4 inch wide long handle as well as a short handle 1 inch wide.
          You can pay a lot more for great scrapers but you won't find a better scraper. And they have the same warranty. Read Less
          Pros: All In One, Durable, Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, Long-Lasting, Strong, Sturdy, Sharp, comfortable to the hand, same warranty
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          12-piece 1/2 in. drive metric GearWrench impact socket set includes all common sizes from 8 mm up to 19 mm without skipping any. Chrome molybdenum alloy steel (Cr-Mo) for exceptional strength and durability designed for use with an impact wrench. Laser etched markings to allow the user to quickly determine the size.
           
          from Mid Michigan
          Age Range:55 to 64
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          Gender:Male
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          If you need a great set of metric impact sockets (shallow) and come in a great case, look no furt...
          PostedJanuary 2, 2020
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          If you need a great set of metric impact sockets (shallow) and come in a great case, look no further. You won't find a better set for less money. Sizes 8mm through 19mm.
          I was an auto mechanic over 30 years and 8 more repairing heavy equipment before retiring. During that time I bought some of the most expensive tools available. But in those days there were huge differences in quality. But that difference has dwindled in recent years and paying high prices for quality tools is no longer necessary.
          So why am I buying impact sockets now after all those years and being retired? First, I still repair all my own vehicles and equipment as well as making a little extra cash working on friends Read More
          If you need a great set of metric impact sockets (shallow) and come in a great case, look no further. You won't find a better set for less money. Sizes 8mm through 19mm.
          I was an auto mechanic over 30 years and 8 more repairing heavy equipment before retiring. During that time I bought some of the most expensive tools available. But in those days there were huge differences in quality. But that difference has dwindled in recent years and paying high prices for quality tools is no longer necessary.
          So why am I buying impact sockets now after all those years and being retired? First, I still repair all my own vehicles and equipment as well as making a little extra cash working on friends and family vehicles.
          But also, my storage facility burned to the ground a few years ago. Many of my tools were still being stored there and were lost. So whenever I'm ready to replace something and I find a quality product at a great price, I buy it.
          Also, Gear Wrench, once a name that only made a couple innovative products has come out with an impressive line of mechanics tools. Don't sell yourself short by overlooking Gear Wrench tools. They'll do what you need them too and like most tools, carry a lifetime warranty. Read Less
          Pros: Accurate, Durable, Easy to Use, Long-Lasting, Strong, Sturdy, easy to read gold embossing
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          The Sunhill 56 in. Ceiling Fan offers the perfect updated look to any outdoor space or room in the house with its transitional clean design. It features Etched glass for outstanding light output by a 26-Watt integrated LED module. The motor features superior air movement with 3 speeds and a reverse function. The handy remote control provides independent light operation and speed control.
           
          from Mid Michigan
          Age Range:55 to 64
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:Professional
          Received free product:Yes
          A beautiful fan is the only way to describe this. Of course this is if it fits your decor. Qualit...
          PostedJanuary 2, 2020
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          A beautiful fan is the only way to describe this. Of course this is if it fits your decor. Quality is another good word to describe it.
          I've installed a lot of ceiling fans over the years and each brand has had it's challenges. No exceptions here but this is mainly since the assembly of this is quite different than any of the others I've installed except 1 other.
          This is actually my 2nd consecutive install of this particular type of ceiling fan. It's made for indoor or outdoor use. Some might wonder about outdoor use but I assure you an outdoor fan has it's place. The other fan was installed over a deck and suspended from the upper deck. Not only does it help keep one cool but it also Read More
          A beautiful fan is the only way to describe this. Of course this is if it fits your decor. Quality is another good word to describe it.
          I've installed a lot of ceiling fans over the years and each brand has had it's challenges. No exceptions here but this is mainly since the assembly of this is quite different than any of the others I've installed except 1 other.
          This is actually my 2nd consecutive install of this particular type of ceiling fan. It's made for indoor or outdoor use. Some might wonder about outdoor use but I assure you an outdoor fan has it's place. The other fan was installed over a deck and suspended from the upper deck. Not only does it help keep one cool but it also helps to discourage bugs. A breeze makes it difficult for mosquitoes to fly in. And other flying insects just don't like the movement.
          When choosing this type of fan, be sure of the color you want on the blades as they will only fit one way. As you may know, many types have 2 sided blades with each side having a different finish. Not so here. What I like about the blades is they are screwed directly to the fans armature. Other fans have brackets that attach to the armature and then the blades are screwed to those brackets. I feel having 2 screw connections allows for added potential of balance problems. This is my second install of this type and neither needed any balancing.
          It is remote controlled with 3 speeds and a dim-able LED light fixture that keeps it's setting when turned off. So when you turn the light back on it's set to the last brightness it was set to when turned off. The dimming feature here is quite impressive as LED lights are inherently difficult to dim without some flicker. This works flawlessly and you can rely on the light lasting decades (no bulbs to change). The reverse switch is manual and located on the fans housing.
          The only real bad part here is the assembly. The fan portion isn't much different than any other fan except the blade installation which is what I like the most about this fan. However, the light fixture and housing leaves a bit to be desired. The instructions were just a bit sketchy and I had a hard time locating a particular parts location. Also, I'm not very fond of light fixtures that have a glass cover held on with screws. The glass globe has a rubber strip to help protect the glass. But if not careful, a glass globe can be chipped or cracked when tightening the screws. It can also be dropped which would be a disaster. But again, no bulbs to ever have to change so once you have it installed the only thing you'll ever have to do is clean it. Read Less
          Pros: Eco-Friendly, Fast / Speed, Functional, High Quality of Material, Looks Great, Lots of Features, Nice Design, Stylish, Unique, Very Bright, Well Made
          Cons: Difficult to Assemble
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          GearWrench introduced the original patented 5° ratcheting wrench in 1996 and quickly became a go-to brand for professional automotive technicians. The innovation didn't stop there. Year after year, the GearWrench brand continues to expand its line-in ratcheting tools and beyond-to help automotive and industrial technicians get their jobs done faster and easier. Having the right tool for the job is critical and technicians working in cramped spaces understand better than anyone the power of this simple statement. This wide range is the backbone that gives GearWrench its reputation for unprecedented speed, strength and access. The result is increased productivity for those who keep GearWrench tools in their box.
           
          from Mid Michigan
          Age Range:55 to 64
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:Professional
          Received free product:Yes
          I was an auto mechanic for more than 30 years before going into repairing heavy equipment for ano...
          PostedDecember 31, 2019
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          I was an auto mechanic for more than 30 years before going into repairing heavy equipment for another 8 plus years. During those years, acquiring quite a cache of tools from big name companies and eventually retiring, much of my tool supply went into storage until I could get my work shop in order as I continued to do repairs for family and friends.
          Sadly, some years ago a fire destroyed most of the tools left in storage. So as I go along and find items I need to replace, more and more I'm finding myself looking to Gear Wrench for replacements. Back when I was still in automotive, Gear Wrench was basically a start up who sold a very special wrench that nobody else could make. But every Read More
          I was an auto mechanic for more than 30 years before going into repairing heavy equipment for another 8 plus years. During those years, acquiring quite a cache of tools from big name companies and eventually retiring, much of my tool supply went into storage until I could get my work shop in order as I continued to do repairs for family and friends.
          Sadly, some years ago a fire destroyed most of the tools left in storage. So as I go along and find items I need to replace, more and more I'm finding myself looking to Gear Wrench for replacements. Back when I was still in automotive, Gear Wrench was basically a start up who sold a very special wrench that nobody else could make. But every mechanic had to have them since they made many jobs so much easier.
          But over the years, Gear Wrench has expanded to just about every corner of the tool market with top quality products and innovative ideas. These adaptors for your ratchets and impact sockets, used to be you might get a universal adaptor with your socket set. Impact adaptors were typically sold individually as were the adaptors to allow matching the different socket drives such as a reducer to use a 1/4 drive socket on a 3/8 drive ratchet.
          This kit eliminates having to buy each item by incorporating them all into a single kit. This kit comes in a great plastic case and includes every option you could possibly need for adapting sockets or turning your sockets into swivels with universal joint adaptors. I could have saved quite a few dollars had this been available back when I was wrenching. This has been a great addition to my tool collection, replacing items lost in that fire. Read Less
          Pros: Durable, Easy to Clean, Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, High Quality, Looks Great, Lots of Features, Nice Design, Sturdy, versatile, every combination you can think of, ergonomic case keeps everything in order, proffesional quality
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          Is the ryobi 18v 2pack starter kit still on sale with the purchase of the starter kit you get a free tool

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          BigDog88
          January 24, 2020
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          Jerry
          Mid Michigan
          January 24, 2020
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          The sale is still in effect. However it appears it may only be for specific tools instead of your choice. However, you can check this on-line link for what tools are advertised free with the starter pack or check your local store, may have a wider selection available. https://www.homedepot.com/b/Special-Values-Promotions/RYOBI/N-5yc1vZc3zwZm5d
           
          Compliment your entry way with lighter weight Black 18 in. x 30 in. Pin Door Mats are made with natural rubber and recycled rubber. Flexible rubber studs are designed to trap dirt and grit from shoes. This pin mat stays where you put it and is weather resistant and may be used outside all year long. Color: Black Color Rubber Pin.
           

          i want to use this as a electric shock prevention i need to know if its made of rubber or is it m...

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          rich
          January 16, 2020
          i want to use this as a electric shock prevention i need to know if its made of rubber or is it mixed?
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          Jerry
          Mid Michigan
          January 20, 2020
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          The under side is solid hard rubber with anti skid (rubber) pins molded to about 1 inch from all edges. However, the top side material will hold water. So if you are using it for shock resistance, keep it dry. I must say, the question concerns me as to exactly why you need shock prevention and in no way would I endorse this product as a reliable source for shock prevention. But it does make a great door Read More
          The under side is solid hard rubber with anti skid (rubber) pins molded to about 1 inch from all edges. However, the top side material will hold water. So if you are using it for shock resistance, keep it dry. I must say, the question concerns me as to exactly why you need shock prevention and in no way would I endorse this product as a reliable source for shock prevention. But it does make a great door mat. Read Less
           
          KILZ Original 1 Gal. Oil-Base White Original Primer, Sealer and Stain Blocker is suitable for application on most interior surfaces such as furniture, drywall, plaster, woodwork, paneling, wallpaper, masonry, brick, painted metal and properly prepared glossy surfaces. It blocks smoke and water stains and it seals pet odors. KILZ Original provides an ideal base coat for latex and oil-base paints.
           

          After priming with oil-based Kilz, is it OK to top with latex paint?

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          Jim
          January 16, 2020
          After priming with oil-based Kilz, is it OK to top with latex paint?
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          Jerry
          Mid Michigan
          January 17, 2020
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          Yes. I've used Kilz many times to cover stains with the potential for bleed through with ordinary latex, as well as areas that had signs of mildew.
          You may want to follow my lead. When using it, I allow a couple days for it to fully cure before applying my finishing coat of latex. So plan accordingly. Also, it has (in my experience) an undesirable odor that seems to hang around for awhile. These are Read More
          Yes. I've used Kilz many times to cover stains with the potential for bleed through with ordinary latex, as well as areas that had signs of mildew.
          You may want to follow my lead. When using it, I allow a couple days for it to fully cure before applying my finishing coat of latex. So plan accordingly. Also, it has (in my experience) an undesirable odor that seems to hang around for awhile. These are what I believe could be classified as VOC's (volatile components) and therefore good ventilation is in order.
          But it's over all performance and ability to accept latex is outstanding. Read Less
           
          The MILWAUKEE 8-piece SAWZALL blade set features an assortment of standard SAWZALL blades for wood and Ice Hardened metal cutting SAWZALL blades for a broad range of professional applications. Milwaukee Ice Hardened metal is cryogenically treated to minimize soft metal (austenite) to create a harder, more durable metal (martensite). The 8-Piece SAWZALL blade set includes two 6 in. wood cutting blades for increased control, two 9 in. wood cutting blades for greater cutting capacity, two 6 in. 14 TPI blades for medium to thick metal cutting and two 6 in. 18 TPI blades for thin metal cutting. This set includes a roll-up pouch for convenient blade storage.
           

          Does the pouch fit the 12 inch blades

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          edward
          January 11, 2020
          Does the pouch fit the 12 inch blades
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          Jerry
          Mid Michigan
          January 13, 2020
          Answer: 
          The longest blades in this set are 9 inches.
          However, 12 inch blades can be stored in this pouch but will extend beyond the edge up to 2 inches. It was designed to hold the 8 blades included in the set.
           
          The Honeywell 5-2 Day Programmable Thermostat with Backlight has a simple interface and offers separate weekday and weekend programming. It continually adjusts the pre-heating or cooling of your home so you are comfortable when you wake up, come home or at any other time you prefer.
           

          Can this be programmed and used for my evaporative cooler and gas fired furnace?

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          Kennedy11
          January 8, 2020
          I’m just wondering if this can be used for both of my systems being our air conditioning is a evaperative cooler and heating is gas fired furnace or if it’ll only work with the furnace?
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          Jerry
          Mid Michigan
          January 9, 2020
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          This thermostat can be used with your system if 2 conditions exist.
          First your swamp cooler must be connected to your central heating system in the same fashion a central air conditioner would be. This means if the thermostat controls wires for your evap system terminate at the furnace and the evaporator is located within the furnace or use the same thermostat presently.
          The other condition is that Read More
          This thermostat can be used with your system if 2 conditions exist.
          First your swamp cooler must be connected to your central heating system in the same fashion a central air conditioner would be. This means if the thermostat controls wires for your evap system terminate at the furnace and the evaporator is located within the furnace or use the same thermostat presently.
          The other condition is that your current system uses 24 volts to the thermostat as most central heating and cooling systems do today.
          However, if your evaporator cooler system is separate from your heating system, you may still be able to use this thermostat for that system. Again it must operate the thermostat using 24 volts.
          What is unclear in your question is if both your heating and cooling system use the same thermostat. If they do use the same thermostat (and is 24 volt) it connects the same as an ordinary central heating and cooling system.
          The thermostat doesn't care what kind of cooling system you have so long as that cooling system uses the same electrical connections as a conventional cooling system. Read Less
           
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