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
 
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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
       
      Questions & Answers
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        • Answer count
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          Jerry's Reviews
           
          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.
           
          Age Range:55 to 64
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:Professional
          Verified Purchase:Yes
          Purchased for refinishing baseboard heater grates because it is an acrylic paint. The home where ...
          PostedDecember 10, 2019
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          Purchased for refinishing baseboard heater grates because it is an acrylic paint. The home where this being used is under heavy remodel and those grates were in dire need of attention. We wanted a product that would stand up to the heat and cover the previous coating (not original) with as little prep as possible.
          This product has performed better than expected and I would choose it again.
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          Lighted sign featuring Olaf makes a fun addition to your holiday decorating or gift giving. With bright LED lighting that creates a motion effect, it's the perfect gift for Frozen fan. This holiday tabletop decor includes a base with push button activation topped with an acrylic disc.
           
          Age Range:55 to 64
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:Professional
          Verified Purchase:Yes
          It is not possible for us to give a completely positive review as this was purchased as a gift.
          PostedDecember 10, 2019
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          It is not possible for us to give a completely positive review as this was purchased as a gift.
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          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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          Gender:Male
          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 PEX, PE-RT or CPVC pipe. The SharkBite ProLock Push-to-Connect 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 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. Backed by our 25-year SharkBite System warranty. 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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          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.
           

          Can I pick what color lights up? like if I want them just white...or does it cycle colors no matt...

          Asked by
          justme
          November 23, 2019
          Can I pick what color lights up? like if I want them just white...or does it cycle colors no matter what?
          Asked by
          Jerry
          Mid Michigan
          November 29, 2019
          Answer: 
          It runs in a cycle that cannot be over ridden. However, you can purchase white only lights.
           
          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
          Asked by
          Jerry
          Mid Michigan
          November 29, 2019
          Answer: 
          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?

          Asked by
          CatenaryKid
          November 27, 2019
          Are these the lights you can program with an app on your smartphone? If not, do you have those?
          Asked by
          Jerry
          Mid Michigan
          November 29, 2019
          Answer: 
          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?

          Asked by
          imsbnuts
          February 12, 2019
          will this soften pvc pipr if heated slowly?
          Asked by
          Jerry
          Mid Michigan
          November 26, 2019
          Answer: 
          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

          Asked by
          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
          Answer: 
          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
           
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