Jerry
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  • First Review:
    October 28, 2014
  • Last Review:
    August 3, 2019
 
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      • Review count
        198
      • Helpfulness votes
        82
      • Average rating
        4.6
        4.6 out of 5
      • First Review:
        October 28, 2014
      • Last Review:
        August 3, 2019
       
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          Jerry's Reviews
           
          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. x 1/2 in. x 3/4 in. Push-to-Connect Reducing Tee 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.
           
          from Mid Michigan
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          Another great innovative item from Shark Bite plumbing fittings. This T is 3/4 inch inlet to 3/4 ...
          PostedAugust 3, 2019
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          Another great innovative item from Shark Bite plumbing fittings.
          This T is 3/4 inch inlet to 3/4 inch right angle and 1/2 inch straight out.
          As with all Shark Bite fittings, are push to fit (no special tools needed and no soldering). Simply cut your pipe to length and push the fitting onto each pipe. These plastic fittings have an added feature over the Shark Bite brass fittings. They have a twist lock feature that makes an audible click when twisted and seated. And if necessary, can be removed and reused.
          And with all Shark Bite fittings, transitioning between various kinds of pipe, such as from copper to PEC's, PVC or ALL, this fitting will connect to them all.
          Pros: Durable, Easy to Install, Easy to Use, High Quality, Lots of Features, Nice Design, Sturdy
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          The 3/4 in. SharkBite Push-to-Connect Elbow with Drain allows you to make a 90 Degree connection to any combination of 3/4 in. Copper, CPVC or PEX Pipe. The convenient built in drain allows for draining the line without need to remove fittings. SharkBite fittings are the easiest way to join pipe and do not require soldering, clamps, unions, glue or tools to complete the job. Just insert the pipe and the stainless steel teeth bite down and grip tight, while a specially formulated O-ring compresses to create a perfect seal. Disassembly is just as fast using the simple disconnect tool so fittings and valves can be easily changed and reused. They can even be rotated after assembly for easier installation in tight spaces. SharkBite Fittings are certified for potable water supply and hydronic heating applications. Get SharkBite and get a grip on your next plumbing project.
           
          from Mid Michigan
          Age Range:55 to 64
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          Gender:Male
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          This elbow probably isn't going to be your first choice in most applications but in many cases wi...
          PostedAugust 3, 2019
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          This elbow probably isn't going to be your first choice in most applications but in many cases will be a great option.
          Every plumber has installed shut offs (with drains), are very useful in many applications. Particularly where a shut off needs to be used often, such as a potential freeze hazard. It enables one to shut off the supply and then drain the down stream pipes.
          However, in some cases the down stream pipes my be at a lower level. And since water doesn't flow up-hill, the lower pipes won't drain. Which is where this fitting comes in handy. If you have a down stream location with a 90 degree turn, can install this at that point to drain those lower hanging pipes. With the water
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          This elbow probably isn't going to be your first choice in most applications but in many cases will be a great option.
          Every plumber has installed shut offs (with drains), are very useful in many applications. Particularly where a shut off needs to be used often, such as a potential freeze hazard. It enables one to shut off the supply and then drain the down stream pipes.
          However, in some cases the down stream pipes my be at a lower level. And since water doesn't flow up-hill, the lower pipes won't drain. Which is where this fitting comes in handy. If you have a down stream location with a 90 degree turn, can install this at that point to drain those lower hanging pipes. With the water supply off, simply remove the brass cap (may want a bucket under it) and allow the water to drain and then re-secure the cap.
          As with all "Shark Bite" fittings, are push to fit making installation a very quick, reliable, permanent install/repair. And as a plus, Shark Bite fittings can be removed and reused if you choose. And Shark Bite allows for easy transitioning of different kinds of pipe.
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          Pros: Durable, Easy to Install, Easy to Use, High Quality, Lots of Features, Nice Design
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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. x 3/4 in. x 1/2 in. Push-to-Connect Reducing Tee 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.
           
          from Mid Michigan
          Age Range:55 to 64
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:Professional
          Received free product:Yes
          I've been using Shark Bite fittings for a few years now, mostly for quick or temporary repairs. M...
          PostedAugust 3, 2019
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          I've been using Shark Bite fittings for a few years now, mostly for quick or temporary repairs. More and more I'm using them for permanent installs because of ease and reliability. Shark Bite fittings continue to impress me, prove to make reliable repairs while continuing to innovate with new products.
          This "T" is a great problem solver for finishing joints where different sizes of pipes meet. In this case, 3/4 inch straight through with a 1/2 inch branch on center. No soldering required, works with copper, PEC's tubing, PVC and others. So transitioning is as easy as push to fit.
          What makes these unique compared to Shark Bite's brass fitting line is the "Twist to lock" feature. You push
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          I've been using Shark Bite fittings for a few years now, mostly for quick or temporary repairs. More and more I'm using them for permanent installs because of ease and reliability. Shark Bite fittings continue to impress me, prove to make reliable repairs while continuing to innovate with new products.
          This "T" is a great problem solver for finishing joints where different sizes of pipes meet. In this case, 3/4 inch straight through with a 1/2 inch branch on center. No soldering required, works with copper, PEC's tubing, PVC and others. So transitioning is as easy as push to fit.
          What makes these unique compared to Shark Bite's brass fitting line is the "Twist to lock" feature. You push the fitting onto the pipe and then twist the collar to lock it which makes an audible click, resulting in a leak proof seal. Fast and reliable.
          Another great feature is (as with all of Shark Bite's fittings) they are reusable if you so choose. One simply untwists the lock collar and depresses the shoulder around the pipe allowing the fitting to be removed and reused.
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          Pros: Durable, Easy to Install, Easy to Use, High Quality, Lots of Features, Nice Design
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          Dremel universal oscillating accessories are the first truly universal oscillating accessories available that require no adapter. The unique dual interface fits all competitive Oscillating Tool, including those with a quick change feature. The Dremel MM485U universal carbide flush cut blade has high-performance carbide teeth designed to cut hard and abrasive materials like nails, screws, stainless steel bolts, galvanized pipe, plaster and lathe, cement board, fiber board, sheet metal, slate, ceramic tile and more. Its wide 1-1/4 in. blade speeds through long cuts and can make plunge cuts up to 1-11/16 in. D.
           
          Age Range:55 to 64
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          Recently purchased an oscillating tool that came with 3 blades included. A specific job I needed ...
          PostedJuly 30, 2019
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          Recently purchased an oscillating tool that came with 3 blades included. A specific job I needed to do essentially required using the oscillator. The one included that resembles these blades, wasn't carbide. This would have been fine except I discovered 2 nails hidden in the wood work. The nails destroyed that blade. So I went to my local HD store for blades and discovered these. Those nails were gone in a flash and the blades UN-scarred. Oscillating tools can be a great time saver especially if you have good blades.
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          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.
           
          Age Range:55 to 64
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:Professional
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          I needed a piece to enclose an air conditioner into a cut out. It isn't intended to be a permanen...
          PostedJuly 23, 2019
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          I needed a piece to enclose an air conditioner into a cut out. It isn't intended to be a permanent installation but I still wanted a quality piece where I could make the cut out least noticeable. This was just the ticket. I was able to accurately cut the 2 pieces (inner and outer) and fit them for a perfect fit. I was able to achieve a great seal from rain and insects and the piece took paint beautifully for a nearly invisible installation.
          It was also a great test job as I will be having to prep a floor soon. This will be my product of choice when I get to that job.
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          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.
           

          I have wallboard with a vinyl coating that most likely cannot be removed. (It's in a mobile home....

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          PamelaJ
          July 20, 2019
          I have wallboard with a vinyl coating that most likely cannot be removed. (It's in a mobile home.) Will this work to prep the surface for painting? The surface is in perfect condition, free of tears or damage.
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          Jerry
          Mid Michigan
          July 21, 2019
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          This is a difficult one to answer. My first question might be, why Kilz? Typically Kilz is associated with stains that have a tendency to bleed through ordinary paint. It's also associated with areas that have been previously shown to produce mold or mildew.
          However, it is in fact a very good all purpose primer. Mobile Home walls are difficult to predict. The veneers used are often non porous and Read More
          This is a difficult one to answer. My first question might be, why Kilz? Typically Kilz is associated with stains that have a tendency to bleed through ordinary paint. It's also associated with areas that have been previously shown to produce mold or mildew.
          However, it is in fact a very good all purpose primer. Mobile Home walls are difficult to predict. The veneers used are often non porous and don't hold paint well. Especially older types of latex, had a tendency to peel.
          The surface you describe sounds as though it may be more likely to hold paint. Just be sure the surface is clean prior to painting. If available at your local store, may want to purchase just a quart (or smaller) to test it before paying for a full gallon.
          Keep in mind, this product is an oil based primer. It will probably be more applicable in the case of the mobile home veneer, likely a better choice than ordinary latex. Being an oil based product, will probably adhere to the walls better. But keep in mind, it takes a little longer to dry, has some odor you may find offensive (but will clear) and you need to use a solvent to clean your brushes. I normally use acetone to clean the brushes (outdoors in an old paint or coffee can). In most cases, you can leave the can in a safe place out of the rain. I find acetone best because over time it will evaporate harmlessly and you can then discard the can. After cleaning your brushes you can then wash them with soapy water. Read Less
           
          The Everbilt 36 in. Wall-Mounted Tool Organizer can store up to 11 long-handled tools or household items. It also has 12 small hooks to hang smaller items like gloves or trowels. This organizer bar is ideal for storing brooms, rakes, and other tools around the home, garage or shed.
           

          Does the gripper mechanism work on a cam/wedge action? Kind of like the harder you pull down on a...

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          Randy
          July 16, 2019
          Does the gripper mechanism work on a cam/wedge action? Kind of like the harder you pull down on a mounted tool the tighter it grips the part.
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          Jerry
          Mid Michigan
          July 17, 2019
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          That is exactly correct Randy. It's very convenient because it allows for a wide variety of handle sizes. So it will hold most brooms, shovels etc. It holds virtually all of my gardening tools and spaces them nicely allowing shovels to be well organized yet easy to take down when I need them.
           
          Enjoy the convenience of an in-ground sprinkler system without the hassle of connecting to an in-ground water source. The patented Blu-Lock system uses a revolutionary stainless steel retaining ring that grips the flexible pipe from the outside permitting a quick, easy-to-slide-on fitting which installs 80% faster and is 25% stronger than traditional barb fittings, providing you a stronger system in less install time. Install 2 zones with the 12 pop-up gear drive sprinkler heads, which are easy to adjust with the water on or off, providing head-to-head coverage to ensure against dry spots. The digital timer offers oversized features for ease of use, a manual override option to allow watering flexibility while keeping programming intact, and heavy-duty weatherproof construction. Attach the dual outlet digital timer to your outside faucet, to control 2 sprinkler zones, and enjoy a fully programmed sprinkler system in minutes for a well-maintained yard all season long.
           

          My 2nd zone would need to be 160 to 180 ft till I start using it. Will this work at this length?

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          Sfaust18
          May 26, 2019
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          Jerry
          Mid Michigan
          July 12, 2019
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          The distance from the water source doesn't matter. The pressure will be the same. It will simply take several seconds for the water to reach that zone.
           
          Enjoy the convenience of an in-ground sprinkler system without the hassle of connecting to an in-ground water source. The patented Blu-Lock system uses a revolutionary stainless steel retaining ring that grips the flexible pipe from the outside permitting a quick, easy-to-slide-on fitting which installs 80% faster and is 25% stronger than traditional barb fittings, providing you a stronger system in less install time. Install 2 zones with the 12 pop-up gear drive sprinkler heads, which are easy to adjust with the water on or off, providing head-to-head coverage to ensure against dry spots. The digital timer offers oversized features for ease of use, a manual override option to allow watering flexibility while keeping programming intact, and heavy-duty weatherproof construction. Attach the dual outlet digital timer to your outside faucet, to control 2 sprinkler zones, and enjoy a fully programmed sprinkler system in minutes for a well-maintained yard all season long.
           

          What is the recommended water pressure to run this system?

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          Hellride
          July 11, 2019
          I currently have a system running of water hoses, and more than two sprinklers exhausts the pressure. Is this line thinner so there is more pressure?
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          Jerry
          Mid Michigan
          July 12, 2019
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          The minimum recommended pressure per zone (6 heads) is 35 PSI. The system will operate acceptably from 35 to 65 PSI and at 50 or above is acceptable for 2 zones of 6 heads each. It will operate below 35 PSI (per zone) but will not cover as much area.
           
          This 20 in. High Velocity Floor Fan with Shroud is an excellent choice for use in the home, garages and basements. It is easy to move around with carry-handle. It can cool large areas with ease because it features 3 high velocity fan speeds and 3 aluminum blades for maximum air movement.
           

          Why are the fan blades hitting up against one side mount ( left side mount is bulging inward ) Is...

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          rich
          June 22, 2018
          Why are the fan blades hitting up against one side mount ( left side mount is bulging inward ) Is this unit damaged?
          July 9, 2019
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          This is difficult to answer. Did the fan fall or was it dropped? If it was jarred somehow, could have knocked the motor off center. If this is the case, it can be re-centered by loosening the motor mount screws and sliding the motor back to center and then re-tighten the screws. Make sure it's unplugged first.
          If the fan was dropped or fell over, it's possible the shroud (metal grates) became bent
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          This is difficult to answer. Did the fan fall or was it dropped? If it was jarred somehow, could have knocked the motor off center. If this is the case, it can be re-centered by loosening the motor mount screws and sliding the motor back to center and then re-tighten the screws. Make sure it's unplugged first.
          If the fan was dropped or fell over, it's possible the shroud (metal grates) became bent slightly. If you know a handy person, have them check the metal covers. Typically they can be adjusted (bent) back to their original position.
          If you feel it came new from the box in this condition, return it.
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