Jerry
  • 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
 
Questions & Answers
  • Question count
    0
     
    • Answer count
      578
       
       
       
      Activity Summary
       
      • 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
       
      Questions & Answers
      • Question count
        0
         
        • Answer count
          578
           
           
           
           
          Jerry's Reviews
           
          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.
           
          Age Range:55 to 64
          ,
          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:Professional
          Verified Purchase:Yes
          Like many wood products, molding can be a tricky item. I'm doing a large interior remodel on a va...
          PostedJanuary 14, 2020
          Overall rating 
          4.0 out of 5
          4.0 out of 5
          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
          0points
          0out of 0found this review helpful.
           
          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
          ,
          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
          Overall rating 
          5.0 out of 5
          5.0 out of 5
          Quality 
          5.0 out of 5
          5.0 out of 5
          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
          Images for this Review
          (click to see full-size image)
          User submitted photo
          User submitted photo
          User submitted photo
          This image was submitted as a sweepstakes entry.
          0points
          0out of 0found this review helpful.
           
          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
          ,
          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:Professional
          Received free product:Yes
          If you need a great set of metric impact sockets (shallow) and come in a great case, look no furt...
          PostedJanuary 2, 2020
          Overall rating 
          5.0 out of 5
          5.0 out of 5
          Quality 
          5.0 out of 5
          5.0 out of 5
          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
          Images for this Review
          (click to see full-size image)
          User submitted photo
          User submitted photo
          This image was submitted as a sweepstakes entry.
          0points
          0out of 0found this review helpful.
           
          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
          ,
          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
          Overall rating 
          4.0 out of 5
          4.0 out of 5
          Appearance 
          5.0 out of 5
          5.0 out of 5
          Quality 
          5.0 out of 5
          5.0 out of 5
          Ease of installation 
          3.0 out of 5
          3.0 out of 5
          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
          Images for this Review
          (click to see full-size image)
          User submitted photo
          User submitted photo
          User submitted photo
          User submitted photo
          This image was submitted as a sweepstakes entry.
          0points
          0out of 0found this review helpful.
           
          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
          ,
          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
          Overall rating 
          5.0 out of 5
          5.0 out of 5
          Quality 
          5.0 out of 5
          5.0 out of 5
          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
          Images for this Review
          (click to see full-size image)
          User submitted photo
          User submitted photo
          User submitted photo
          User submitted photo
          This image was submitted as a sweepstakes entry.
          0points
          0out of 0found this review helpful.
           
          1 2 3 4 5 ... 53 >>
           
          Jerry's Questions
           
          Jerry has not submitted any questions.
           
          Jerry's Answers
           
          Clorox Disinfecting Wipes are triple-layered to clean, disinfect, deodorize and remove allergens for 5x Cleaning Power and leave a pleasant scent. Disinfecting Wipes clean and disinfect with antibacterial power that kills 99.9% of viruses and bacteria that can live on surfaces up to 48 hours, including staph, E. coli, MRSA, salmonella, strep and Kleb. These all-purpose disposable wipes remove common allergens, germs and messes on surfaces like kitchen counters, bathroom surfaces and more. Wipes are safe to use on finished wood, sealed granite and stainless steel. Disinfecting Wipes are also great on non-food-contact surfaces in the home, office, classroom, pet area, dorm and locker room. Clean with bleach-free wipes to keep dirt and germs away.
           

          If i use it to wipe off mildew, will it kill mildew or do i still need to use a mildew cleaner?

          Asked by
          GH
          December 18, 2019
          Asked by
          Jerry
          Mid Michigan
          December 19, 2019
          Answer: 
          Clorox wipes will kill mildew as well as more than 99% of germs. However, they will not prevent mildew from returning.
          If you are having a recurring mildew problem you first need to know what is causing it. Is the area damp? Does it stay damp? Is there an underlying mildew problem that isn't visible?
          Since mildew is a mold, that spreads spores like mushrooms and fungi, if it is a recurring problem,
          Read More
          Clorox wipes will kill mildew as well as more than 99% of germs. However, they will not prevent mildew from returning.
          If you are having a recurring mildew problem you first need to know what is causing it. Is the area damp? Does it stay damp? Is there an underlying mildew problem that isn't visible?
          Since mildew is a mold, that spreads spores like mushrooms and fungi, if it is a recurring problem, spores are being delivered from somewhere.
          Read Less
           
          Approved for use as an underlayment for carpeting, hardwood and vinyl floor coverings. (Installation instructions must be followed). Cuts easily with a utility knife while strong enough to withstand extreme bending without breaking.
           

          can i use this in the bathroom where there is lots of moisture?

          Asked by
          housewife45
          December 13, 2019
          can i use this in the bathroom where there is lots of moisture?
          Asked by
          Jerry
          Mid Michigan
          December 15, 2019
          Answer: 
          This is a standard underlayment product and is suitable for use as a base for any floor. However, a bathroom floor can be of more concern when using plywood or strand board products because they are bound together with adhesives. Excess moisture can compromise the adhesive resulting in warpage. For this reason, when using such products in a bath setting, there needs to be a suitable flooring product Read More
          This is a standard underlayment product and is suitable for use as a base for any floor. However, a bathroom floor can be of more concern when using plywood or strand board products because they are bound together with adhesives. Excess moisture can compromise the adhesive resulting in warpage. For this reason, when using such products in a bath setting, there needs to be a suitable flooring product installed on top. Be it linoleum or ceramic tile, you want to make sure you have a good seal.
          Typically the only way this will be exposed to steam or large water spills, would be if the flooring isn't well sealed allowing the underlayment to become wet repeatedly. But for a well sealed floor this should make an excellent base (underlayment). Read Less
           
          PPG Diamond eggshell interior 100% acrylic paint + primer provides exceptional durability and outstanding stain resistance that protects and beautifies your bedrooms, hallways, home offices and family rooms. PPG Diamond is a Zero VOC, Low Odor paint + primer that offers excellent hide and coverage alongside outstanding scrubbability and washability all backed by a Lifetime Guarantee. PPG Diamond provides a mildew resistant coating that can be tinted into more than 1,100 PPG colors and has been specifically designed for durable, long-lasting results, often for less than other leading brands. For more than 140 years, painters have trusted PPG and PPG paints to help them achieve smart, beautiful results and PPG Diamond delivers on this tradition with a Diamond-tough, beautiful finish at an exceptional value. Colorants added to this base paint may increase VOC level significantly depending on color choice. Color: Tintable.
           

          What is the VOC content in this paint?

          Asked by
          Betty
          September 12, 2016
          December 10, 2019
          Answer: 
          This is rated as ZERO VOC as shown ON THE LABEL.
          Zero doesn't always mean zero and even zero VOC paints typically have some VOC's present when wet. Zero means that volatiles were undetectable during testing. Once dry there are virtually no VOC's and there is virtually no odor while the paint is still wet
          The zero VOC rating is one reason I chose this product.
           
          The Square D Homeline Value Pack 200 Amp 30-Space 60-Circuit Outdoor Convertible Main Breaker Load Center for Plug-on Neutral breakers includes a selection of breakers and is UL listed for residential and commercial power distribution. This load center is built with a plated, aluminum bus bar that is tested and listed only for Homeline circuit breakers. Homeline load centers are designed for the value-minded contractors, remodelers, builders and homeowners. Homeline load centers are engineered for fast installation and wire savings. The Homeline Surge Breaker Surge Protective Device is designed as a quick plug-on unit for use in Homeline load centers and CSED devices. The SPD requires 2-pole spaces. This unit has 22,500 Amp Maximum Surge Capacity and has a 150 VAC line-to-ground maximum providing protection from electrical surges. This bundle comes with Schneider model numbers HOM3060M200PRBVP and HOM2175SB.
           

          How do you hook up to breaker box for a generator

          Asked by
          Moon
          April 30, 2017
          Asked by
          Jerry
          Mid Michigan
          December 10, 2019
          Answer: 
          There are many ways of connecting a generator to your homes electric panel.
          However, there isn't enough information from you to warrant the best or safest way to make that connection. It is necessary to know if your generator is portable or a permanently placed generator. Does this generator run on gasoline, propane or natural gas?
          In almost every case, some sort of transfer switch is recommended Read More
          There are many ways of connecting a generator to your homes electric panel.
          However, there isn't enough information from you to warrant the best or safest way to make that connection. It is necessary to know if your generator is portable or a permanently placed generator. Does this generator run on gasoline, propane or natural gas?
          In almost every case, some sort of transfer switch is recommended or required. And the generators kwh rating needs to be known. Read Less
           
          The Square D Homeline Value Pack 200 Amp 30-Space 60-Circuit Outdoor Convertible Main Breaker Load Center for Plug-on Neutral breakers includes a selection of breakers and is UL listed for residential and commercial power distribution. This load center is built with a plated, aluminum bus bar that is tested and listed only for Homeline circuit breakers. Homeline load centers are designed for the value-minded contractors, remodelers, builders and homeowners. Homeline load centers are engineered for fast installation and wire savings. The Homeline Surge Breaker Surge Protective Device is designed as a quick plug-on unit for use in Homeline load centers and CSED devices. The SPD requires 2-pole spaces. This unit has 22,500 Amp Maximum Surge Capacity and has a 150 VAC line-to-ground maximum providing protection from electrical surges. This bundle comes with Schneider model numbers HOM3060M200PRBVP and HOM2175SB.
           

          Is this load center surface mounted and weatherproof rated, also can it accept 3" underground conduit?

          Asked by
          Alan
          August 15, 2017
          Asked by
          Jerry
          Mid Michigan
          December 10, 2019
          Answer: 
          This box is rated for exterior use where necessary and is rated for weather exposure. It can be surface mounted or recessed.
           
          << 1 2 3 4 5 ... 116 >>