Jerry
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    253
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  • Average rating
    4.7
    4.7 out of 5
  • First Review:
    October 28, 2014
  • Last Review:
    November 24, 2019
 
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      • Review count
        253
      • Helpfulness votes
        102
      • Average rating
        4.7
        4.7 out of 5
      • First Review:
        October 28, 2014
      • Last Review:
        November 24, 2019
       
      Questions & Answers
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          Jerry's Reviews
           
          VCT - Vinyl Composition Tile - a classic, economical value. Armstrong Flooring creates products that push the limits of color, pattern, performance and sustainability to meet the multiple demands of modern lifestyles. Durable and through-pattern construction ensures lasting beauty even in high traffic areas. Colors range from vivid hues to quiet neutrals. Standard Excelon Imperial Textures VCT has one of the lowest carbon footprints among all of our resilient flooring products - main component is 85% North American limestone - low VOC emissions and FloorScore certified. VCT is recyclable which reduces both environmental impacts through landfill diversion and the cost of waste disposal. Manufactured to the Armstrong Flooring Diamond Standard of Quality, VCT is a budget-friendly value with a history of great performance. Color: Café Latte.
           
          from Mid Michigan
          Age Range:55 to 64
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          Home Improvement Profile:Professional
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          This seems like a very resilient floor tile product and has a nice color. However, this is not a ...
          PostedNovember 24, 2019
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          No, I do not recommend this product.
          This seems like a very resilient floor tile product and has a nice color.
          However, this is not a do it yourself product unless you're a tile expert. These are not peel and stick which means an adhesive must be applied to the surface prior to installing the tiles.
          These are commercial grade tiles and are probably best placed in a store or office setting. They would be excellent for finishing a basement remodel as they are high quality and designed for long wear even under heavy traffic.
          I took pictures. However the end result of those is not good. Apparently light variations have distorted the final product as well as wound up changing the tiles true color. The picture above is Read More
          This seems like a very resilient floor tile product and has a nice color.
          However, this is not a do it yourself product unless you're a tile expert. These are not peel and stick which means an adhesive must be applied to the surface prior to installing the tiles.
          These are commercial grade tiles and are probably best placed in a store or office setting. They would be excellent for finishing a basement remodel as they are high quality and designed for long wear even under heavy traffic.
          I took pictures. However the end result of those is not good. Apparently light variations have distorted the final product as well as wound up changing the tiles true color. The picture above is closer to the actual color than my photos. I even tried holding a tile and it doesn't come out well in the photo. Read Less
          Pros: Great Accent, High Quality of Material, Looks Great, Looks High End, Modern, Sturdy, commercial grade, long life, very durable
          Cons: Difficult to Install, No Instructions, should be proffesionally installed
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          SharkBite ProLock fittings are a versatile and innovative full-flow plumbing system utilizing push lock fitting technology and engineered specifically for use with SharkBite PE-RT and PEX pipe. The SharkBite 3/4 in. Push-to-Connect Coupling intuitive design makes for one of the simplest and most dependable fittings on the market. No tools are required to make a connection. They use a collet with stainless steel teeth that grips the pipe when fully inserted, and an EPDM O-Ring to provide a permanent, leak-proof seal. The Twist-to-lock technology ensures maximum security. When twisted into place with indicator arrows aligned, the locking cap locks the pipe in place and creates an audible click. Removing a SharkBite fitting is just as easy with no tools needed; simply twist the cap turn counterclockwise to unlock then depress collet against the fitting to remove the pipe. ProLock fittings are suitable for hot and cold potable water and hydronic heating applications. They have been specifically designed for the Professional Plumber. Code approved for behind-the-wall installations. 25-year SharkBite System warranty when used with SharkBite PE-RT & PEX pipe. Color: Black.
           
          from Mid Michigan
          Age Range:55 to 64
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:Professional
          Received free product:Yes
          For all you handy people out there, the Sunday plumbers, do it your-selfers, etc. Ever find a lea...
          PostedNovember 24, 2019
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          For all you handy people out there, the Sunday plumbers, do it your-selfers, etc. Ever find a leaky or split pipe in the basement or crawl space? Need to fix it fast? Don't feel like cutting and cleaning pipe to have to solder a joint? Your buddy or neighbor has a plumbing problem or your the neighborhood handy man, you need these.
          Make fast repairs for permanent or temporary problem solution so you can get back to the game. And the only tool you might need is a tube cutter. No wrenches, solder or torch. You might even be able to make the fix without turning off the water.
          This Shark Bite straight 3/4 coupling slips on over copper PEX and PVC pipe and with a twist of the lock collar, Read More
          For all you handy people out there, the Sunday plumbers, do it your-selfers, etc. Ever find a leaky or split pipe in the basement or crawl space? Need to fix it fast? Don't feel like cutting and cleaning pipe to have to solder a joint? Your buddy or neighbor has a plumbing problem or your the neighborhood handy man, you need these.
          Make fast repairs for permanent or temporary problem solution so you can get back to the game. And the only tool you might need is a tube cutter. No wrenches, solder or torch. You might even be able to make the fix without turning off the water.
          This Shark Bite straight 3/4 coupling slips on over copper PEX and PVC pipe and with a twist of the lock collar, your done. Convenient reliable and leak proof, just size up your problem and snap one of these 3/4 couplers into place and you've made a confident repair. Read Less
          Pros: Durable, Easy to Install, Easy to Use, High Quality, Lots of Features, Nice Design, Sturdy, Reliable, fast repairs
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          Brighten your room with the energy efficient EcoSmart LED light bulb. This EcoSmart A19 light bulb's estimated energy cost is $1.14 per year and saves an estimated $83 over each bulb's lifetime. The lifetime is long 15000H. This EcoSmart A19 Lamp is Dimmable as well as Omni-Directional. This EcoSmart 9.5-Watt 5000K (Daylight) LED A19 provides a comfortable light, perfect for your living room, bedroom, kitchen or any place in your home where you would use a standard incandescent light bulb.
           
          from Mid Michigan
          Age Range:55 to 64
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:Professional
          Received free product:Yes
          Ecosmart LED light bulbs may well be your best value for normal lighting. LED bulbs are smarter t...
          PostedNovember 21, 2019
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          Ecosmart LED light bulbs may well be your best value for normal lighting. LED bulbs are smarter than incandescent and CFL's because they last far longer than either and do not contain mercury as CFL's do and therefore don't present the waste hazard.
          Of course you won't be throwing these away any time soon since under normal use they're life expectancy is 13.6 years based daily usage of 3 hours.
          They are listed as "daylight" because of the clarity of light they produce is very crisp white light. They are also dimmable which used to be the one issue with LED bulbs. But this problem has been solved.
          Pros: Easy Installation, Easy Replacement, Easy to Use, Eco-Friendly, Great Dimming, Lots of Features, Nice Design, Stylish, Very Bright, daylight white light, long lasting, don't get hot, saves money on energy
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          Our Valved Respirators with Gaskets are designed to help you stay cool while providing you with a better fit. The dust masks feature a comfortable tight sealing gasket creating a secure seal on your face for all day comfort. The respirator valve reduces the construction masks internal temperature by 10°F keeping you cool while at work. Milwaukee masks feature 2 soft adjustable straps and a flexible nose bridge allowing you to achieve a better fit. The respirator masks are ideal for non-harmful sanding, grinding, sawing and insulation particles.
           
          from Mid Michigan
          Age Range:55 to 64
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:Professional
          Received free product:Yes
          A respirator mask is required for numerous jobs. Sanding, replacing brakes, spray painting and ma...
          PostedNovember 12, 2019
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          A respirator mask is required for numerous jobs. Sanding, replacing brakes, spray painting and many more jobs.
          Currently I'm doing a large drywall job and sanding a lot of joint compound. Definitely you need to wear a mask for this job. I've tried a lot of those drug store masks with little luck. Sure they're cheap but that might be their biggest problem. They don't work well, are hard to fit. The stapled elastic bands sometimes rip out and to get them tight enough, some of us have to tie a knot in them. And the bands don't fit your head well. If they have 2 straps, the bottom always slides down the back of your neck. Not to mention, the mask itself often doesn't fit your face well. For Read More
          A respirator mask is required for numerous jobs. Sanding, replacing brakes, spray painting and many more jobs.
          Currently I'm doing a large drywall job and sanding a lot of joint compound. Definitely you need to wear a mask for this job. I've tried a lot of those drug store masks with little luck. Sure they're cheap but that might be their biggest problem. They don't work well, are hard to fit. The stapled elastic bands sometimes rip out and to get them tight enough, some of us have to tie a knot in them. And the bands don't fit your head well. If they have 2 straps, the bottom always slides down the back of your neck. Not to mention, the mask itself often doesn't fit your face well. For me those cheap masks just don't work.
          I recently got these Milwaukee respirators and all that's changed. They fit my face and have a foam gasket around the inside that is comfortable but also creates a seal. The exhale valve in the center helps prevent moisture build up and aids with breathing. And finally, the 2 well placed straps are fused to loops on the masks sides (not stapled) so they wont come off. And instead of having to tie knots in the back, the straps have a cinch that you just slip along the strap until it fits tight and comfortable.
          If the job calls for a respirator mask, use one that actually fits and really works. Plus it's highly re-usable. No throw away. So even though they may cost a little more, they're cheaper in the long run. Read Less
          Pros: Durable, Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, High Quality, Looks Great, Lots of Features, Nice Design, Comfortable, adjustable, doesn't hold moisture, long lasting, made to be re-used
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          Calling all princesses, your LED Carriage and Horse await. Featuring 300 cool white LED lights, this Christmas Carriage and Horse is the perfect addition to your holiday decor. Approved for use inside or outside.
           
          from Mid Michigan
          Age Range:55 to 64
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:Professional
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          What a lovely piece. If you enjoy being decorative during the holidays, consider getting this Car...
          PostedNovember 8, 2019
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          What a lovely piece. If you enjoy being decorative during the holidays, consider getting this Carriage/Horse combination for indoor or outdoor use with LED lights.
          It is a beautiful item that can really dress up a yard. We got it just in time as we're experiencing a very early winter this year with a few inches of snow on the ground, this really looks great.
          Most won't opt to display this indoors as it is rather large requiring about 4 feet by 6 feet of space. But when you see my pictures of it on the lawn amid the fresh snow, you're going to want one.
          Keep in mind, it needs considerable assembly. It took me about an hour (give or take) to put it together. And a tip. Unless you Read More
          What a lovely piece. If you enjoy being decorative during the holidays, consider getting this Carriage/Horse combination for indoor or outdoor use with LED lights.
          It is a beautiful item that can really dress up a yard. We got it just in time as we're experiencing a very early winter this year with a few inches of snow on the ground, this really looks great.
          Most won't opt to display this indoors as it is rather large requiring about 4 feet by 6 feet of space. But when you see my pictures of it on the lawn amid the fresh snow, you're going to want one.
          Keep in mind, it needs considerable assembly. It took me about an hour (give or take) to put it together. And a tip. Unless you have ample storage, save the box. Read Less
          Pros: Durable, Looks Great, Nice Design, Sturdy, Stylish, visually pleasing, led lights = low power consumption
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          Update your holiday decoration and lighting with this Color Motion Deluxe LED Light string that features 24 icicle bulbs. LED lighting is energy-efficient and can save you money compared to traditional bulbs. This string creates a dazzling display with 8 lighting effects. You can connect up to 18 sets for a more dramatic effect and it is perfect for outdoor holiday decorating.
           

          Do these synchronize together if you use multiple sets?

          Asked by
          Tony
          November 25, 2019
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          Jerry
          Mid Michigan
          November 29, 2019
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          They do not. Since each string has it's own plug and control box, they work independent of each other. However, when the next string is plugged in at the end of the previous string, the synchrony is very close since each one follows the same order so at the moment they are turned on, they start with the same pattern but do not run in exact synchrony.
           
          Update your holiday decoration and lighting with this Color Motion Deluxe LED Light string that features 24 icicle bulbs. LED lighting is energy-efficient and can save you money compared to traditional bulbs. This string creates a dazzling display with 8 lighting effects. You can connect up to 18 sets for a more dramatic effect and it is perfect for outdoor holiday decorating.
           

          Are these the lights you can program with an app on your smartphone? If not, do you have those?

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          CatenaryKid
          November 27, 2019
          Are these the lights you can program with an app on your smartphone? If not, do you have those?
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          Jerry
          Mid Michigan
          November 29, 2019
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          These lights DO NOT operate through an app via smart phone. I opted to purchase the adapters. You plug these in at the socket and plug the lights into the adapter. Because the lights are seasonal, I didn't want a special app just to operate lights I'll only use maybe a month. With the adapters, when light seasons over, I can use those same adapters elsewhere.
           
          This heat gun can be used for many different applications, including shrink tubing, paint stripping, and even plastic welding. It has a powerful 12.5 Amp/1500-Watt motor as well as dual fan speed. You can enjoy a high level of control using the continuous adjustable temperature. the integrated support stand supports convenient hands free operation when you need to hold your work piece with both hands. ETL listed, vigorous tested and certified for safety, and features built-in overheating protection. Includes 7 must have accessories.
           

          will this soften pvc pipr if heated slowly?

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          imsbnuts
          February 12, 2019
          will this soften pvc pipr if heated slowly?
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          Jerry
          Mid Michigan
          November 26, 2019
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          It can most certainly heat PVC pipe. Use extreme caution when doing so as PVC doesn't like being heated especially if you're doing it to make a bend. It has a tendency to collapse at the radius of the bend. But it does work well for relaxing PVC in tight areas. And never heat a glued joint unless your attempting to separate that joint.
           
          This heat gun can be used for many different applications, including shrink tubing, paint stripping, and even plastic welding. It has a powerful 12.5 Amp/1500-Watt motor as well as dual fan speed. You can enjoy a high level of control using the continuous adjustable temperature. the integrated support stand supports convenient hands free operation when you need to hold your work piece with both hands. ETL listed, vigorous tested and certified for safety, and features built-in overheating protection. Includes 7 must have accessories.
           

          Csn i use this to remove cracked paint on the exterior wood of s house

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          Englishdavid
          November 23, 2019
          I have a number of wooden areas in need of a high level of paint temoval on my house, sanding is not doing a hood enough job
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          Jerry
          Mid Michigan
          November 26, 2019
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          Hi Englishdavid.
          You haven't actually asked a question but I have presumed by the dilemma you describe, you want to know if this heat gun will help remove excess paint. And in most areas, the answer is yes.
          However, you need to be aware of a number of potentially serious issues in using a heat gun to remove paint. If you've done it before, are probably familiar with heat for paint removal. If you're Read More
          Hi Englishdavid.
          You haven't actually asked a question but I have presumed by the dilemma you describe, you want to know if this heat gun will help remove excess paint. And in most areas, the answer is yes.
          However, you need to be aware of a number of potentially serious issues in using a heat gun to remove paint. If you've done it before, are probably familiar with heat for paint removal. If you're not, it may be a good idea to practice it on a board outside before actually working it on a structure.
          The problem with paint removal is, in most cases we have no idea what kind of paint is in the layers to be removed. Many will burn if the temperature reaches it's flash point. Oil paints tend to be more-so than latex though dried latex can also burn. Another concern is if the paint is older, could contain lead. Lead paint removal is always a hazardous endeavor. However, it's debatable which process is worse.
          Melting or burning lead based paint will release toxins possibly worse than just sanding because the rising heat will disperse those gases more readily than sanding. When sanding, gravity kind of takes over and most will fall to the floor and can be vacuumed. It's still a hazardous job either way.
          But let's assume lead ISN'T an issue. You'll want a variety of scraping tools for the job, particularly if you have moldings of various shapes. And always pull your scraping tools (not push) since pushing can cause you to run into wood fibers resulting in wood gouges and dry wall divots. You'll also want a sacrificial board to scrape the paint of your tools. For straight scrapers, a razor scraper can be a good friend. But a nice straight board edge is good too. For curved scrapers, disposable rags work well.
          Heat the paint to a point where it just starts to bubble but not burn and quickly scrape it off. Don't expect to reach bare wood in every case as the wood will have soaked in some of the paint. Work large areas in each step as you'll likely still have to sand those areas. But it will be much easier to sand. You should keep on hand, a fire suppression device while using a heat gun, have a safe place ready to set down the heat gun after use as the nozzle will be very hot. And wear a breathing mask to avoid inhaling fumes and gloves that can be discarded. Hot blobs of paint can get on your hands and will burn skin like melted plastic. Since you say this is the exterior, should make this job much easier than interior. But you still have a job ahead that I don't envy. Just consider all safety precautions and you should be able to get this done in good time. Read Less
           
          Cook for the family, even on a hectic schedule with this Whirlpool brand gas range. Skip preheating and cook frozen foods faster with FROZEN BAKE technology. Fan convection cooking on this Whirlpool brand gas range helps eliminate cold spots so you can bake on any rack, while the Keep Warm setting helps finished dishes stay ready to serve in the self-cleaning oven. Color: Fingerprint Resistant Stainless Steel.
           

          Does the oven door get hot while baking?

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          Reggie
          September 7, 2019
          Does the oven door get hot while baking?
          Asked by
          Jerry
          Mid Michigan
          November 22, 2019
          Answer: 
          Like any oven, the door will get hot during baking and obviously as the oven temperature is raised so too will the doors heat increase.
          However, I can tell you after 2 years of using this very stove, the door has never been so hot I couldn't touch it. It is very well insulated, enough so that I can hold my hand against it without being uncomfortable.
           
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