Jerry
  • Review count
    222
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    90
  • Average rating
    4.6
    4.6 out of 5
  • First Review:
    October 28, 2014
  • Last Review:
    September 18, 2019
 
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      • Review count
        222
      • Helpfulness votes
        90
      • Average rating
        4.6
        4.6 out of 5
      • First Review:
        October 28, 2014
      • Last Review:
        September 18, 2019
       
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          Jerry's Reviews
           
          The SharkBite PVC IPS (Iron Pipe Size) Disconnect Clip can be used the release a SharkBite PVC IPS Fitting from Sch. 40, 80, 120 PVC Pipe. The PVC Disconnect Clip will release the fitting on the White Collar of the fitting. The PVC Disconnect Clip also serves as a safe seal depth gauge to mark the PVC Pipe to ensure the fitting has been inserted to the proper depth.
           
          from Northern Michigan
          Age Range:55 to 64
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          This Shark Bite brand quick connect plumbing tool is made for removing quick connect fittings but...
          PostedNovember 29, 2017
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          This Shark Bite brand quick connect plumbing tool is made for removing quick connect fittings but is quite handy for installation also. This particular item is for working with 1/2 inch pipe but Shark Bite makes various sizes that basically work the same.
          The tool is clearly designed as a 2 sided item with each side for a different function. It is designed so that the side with the logo facing away from the work piece is the side used for removal of a quick connect fitting. It's flip side is used to mark pipes to be fitted with a quick connect fitting. It is gauged in order to allow the pipe to be measured and marked (preset depth) so one can clearly see that the pipe is inserted far
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          This Shark Bite brand quick connect plumbing tool is made for removing quick connect fittings but is quite handy for installation also. This particular item is for working with 1/2 inch pipe but Shark Bite makes various sizes that basically work the same.
          The tool is clearly designed as a 2 sided item with each side for a different function. It is designed so that the side with the logo facing away from the work piece is the side used for removal of a quick connect fitting. It's flip side is used to mark pipes to be fitted with a quick connect fitting. It is gauged in order to allow the pipe to be measured and marked (preset depth) so one can clearly see that the pipe is inserted far enough into the fitting for a secure fit.
          The release side is a bit unique in that the opening at it's tips is slightly narrower than the rest of the opening so it won't fall off the work piece. It's rather compact so it can easily fit comfortably in tight areas.The working surfaces (where you would use your fingers to depress the tool into the work piece) is designed for a good grip, slightly depressed and ribbed to prevent finger slippage.
          The tool was quite difficult to photograph as it is bright white so the images don't show very clearly. But each side is quite distinct and once you've used the tool, becomes quite clear it's ease of use.
          The release tool may not necessarily be needed for anyone doing permanent repairs using quick connect plumbing parts. However, in the event you made a mistake or installed a piece in the wrong direction (or otherwise improperly) would want this on hand to make a quick correction. The tool is a must for anyone only making a temporary repair. I know many die hard (copper only) DYI'ers who might use a quick connect only until they had the time make a sweat fitting. I've also seen individuals who've worked on potable plumbing that has a number of transitions including quick connect fittings. Those are the ones who expect to one day do a complete overhaul of the piping. And in those case I recommend removing the quick connect pieces and saving them just in case. Those are the ones who also must have this tool.
          This may not be the best tool for the job but it is handy, inexpensive and quite functional.
          I must note the packaging leaves a bit to desire as the print instructions (at least on the 1/2 inch package) are very small and nearly illegible. A better picture is available at the company web site.
          Highly recommend this item.
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          Pros: Easy to Install
          Cons: package instructions are very difficult to read.
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          This grounded duplex receptacle installs with easy pressure lock wiring. Pressure lock terminals are for use on 15 Amp branch circuits with No. 14 AWG solid copper conductors only. Do not use on 20 Amp branch circuit.
           
          from Northern Michigan
          Age Range:55 to 64
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          I checked that I would recommend this item. However, I answered positively, in the event I was re...
          PostedNovember 29, 2017
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          I checked that I would recommend this item. However, I answered positively, in the event I was replacing only 1 receptacle. This answer probably wouldn't apply if I was replacing several.
          I know in general GE makes high quality products and this receptacle appears to be of good quality. But I'm also aware that a name brand is likely to cost more than similar products available in bulk from Home Depot.
          I've replaced several hundred wall receptacles over the years and of a wide variety in quality and ease of use and design. I find nothing of particular advantage of purchasing this product over products I would believe to cost less. In fact this product appears identical in every way
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          I checked that I would recommend this item. However, I answered positively, in the event I was replacing only 1 receptacle. This answer probably wouldn't apply if I was replacing several.
          I know in general GE makes high quality products and this receptacle appears to be of good quality. But I'm also aware that a name brand is likely to cost more than similar products available in bulk from Home Depot.
          I've replaced several hundred wall receptacles over the years and of a wide variety in quality and ease of use and design. I find nothing of particular advantage of purchasing this product over products I would believe to cost less. In fact this product appears identical in every way compared to the lesser known brands available with the exception of possibly a somewhat better quality of the plastic and the fasteners used to bind the receptacle together.
          I noticed the receptacle is made in China as are many of the other available brands. Some are also made in Mexico, however I've found their country of manufacture doesn't appear to play a significant role in the overall quality.
          For the reasons stated, if I were replacing a large number of receptacles in a particular room or throughout any particular dwelling or building, would opt for the bulk (less expensive brands) as I've rarely (if ever) experienced a failure, in the past, using those brands.
          Nothing about this particular receptacle tells me it will be any easier to install or insure me any other advantage during installation as I would need to take exactly all the same steps if using a lower cost product.
          Nor do I find this product would insure a safer installation compared to the others.
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          Pros: feels and appears to have good quality
          Cons: no clear advantage to lower cost brands
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          The Diablo Fleam Ground-Pruning Reciprocating Saw Blade features a bi-directional tooth design for fast and smooth cutting in both directions. These blades were made with precision Fleam ground teeth to cut wood with ease. The unique plunge-tip design gives you faster and easier plunging.
           
          Verified Purchase:Yes
          This is an excellent blade for small to medium pruning...
          PostedOctober 10, 2017
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          This is an excellent blade for small to medium pruning jobs. The blade design allows for good bites and quick trim work. I've used these blades many times over the past several years. Diablo products aren't my favorite brand typically. But this particular blade has an excellent track record with me
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          RYOBI is continuing to change the landscape of 18-Volt string trimmers by delivering superior power that rivals that of gas with the ONE+ Lithium+ 18-Volt Brushless String Trimmer. This trimmer has a brushless motor for maximum power and durability. For fast and simple reloads, this trimmer is equipped with the REEL EASY bump feed head with speed winder and can be reloaded in 60 seconds or less. The variable speed trigger and 2-speed switch deliver increased control for any application. The adjustable 11 in. - 13 in. cutting width allows you to optimize your trimmer for increased run time or a wider cut swath. This lightweight and well-balanced design also has an adjustable front handle for user comfort and is equipped with a 4.0 Ah battery for extended run time. The battery and charger that are included are compatible with over 125 tools on the RYOBI ONE+ system. Backed by a 3-year warranty.
           
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          SO far this has been a great addition to my Ryobi collection. I began replacing old and worn powe...
          PostedJune 20, 2017
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          SO far this has been a great addition to my Ryobi collection. I began replacing old and worn power tools with Ryobi products with great success. This trimmer has been no exception. Since I have several long life Ryobi batteries I am able to maintain the many yards I care for in my neighborhood without having to replace the battery too often. It has power to spare for most jobs and the string feeder is extremely reliable compared to the many other brands I've owned. Refilling the string is also a snap in under 1 minute. This tool is up for the job at your home and will take down the heaviest of weeds and excess grass. Light weight and very easy to handle.
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          Diablo's 3 in. x 21 in. 80-Grit sanding belts include break-through innovations that improve performance, extend sanding life and increase productivity. Featuring a premium zirconium blend, these belts remove material faster than other sanding belts and offer an extra long sanding life. Clog-SHIELD, Diablo's own blend of grinding agents, reduces loading thus maximizing productivity. The superior grit-to-backing bond, ENDURA-BOND, provides Diablo's belts with longer life and extreme durability.
           
          Age Range:55 to 64
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Verified Purchase:Yes
          I haven't been overly impressed with Diablo products though I've noticed some improvements to dur...
          PostedJune 20, 2017
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          No, I do not recommend this product.
          I haven't been overly impressed with Diablo products though I've noticed some improvements to durability. I would opt for other brands but aren't always available at my HD store and better products from local competitors are priced too high. Your experience may yield better results but for me, sanding belts, paper, saw blades and bits have all been less than satisfactory
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          Scotts Turf Builder Grass Seed Sun and Shade Mix is Scotts most versatile mix that stays green even in extreme conditions of dense shade or scorching sun. Scotts wraps each seed in a unique 4 in 1 WaterSmart PLUS Coating that absorbs 2x more water than uncoated seed, feeds with essential nutrients, and helps protect seedlings from disease. Grow Quicker, Thicker, Greener Grass. Guaranteed.
           

          Is it to late in the year for seed

          Asked by
          John
          December 1, 2016
          Is it to late in the year for seed
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          Jerry
          Northern Michigan
          April 4, 2017
          Answer: 
          Depends on what state your in. If it snows where you live, December 1 was probably too late. You need to avoid freezing temps when planting grass seed.
           
          Scotts Turf Builder Grass Seed Sun and Shade Mix is Scotts most versatile mix that stays green even in extreme conditions of dense shade or scorching sun. Scotts wraps each seed in a unique 4 in 1 WaterSmart PLUS Coating that absorbs 2x more water than uncoated seed, feeds with essential nutrients, and helps protect seedlings from disease. Grow Quicker, Thicker, Greener Grass. Guaranteed.
           

          Is it okay to use a weed and feed when planting this seed? How long should I wait to plant if I u...

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          Bigmama
          March 20, 2017
          Is it okay to use a weed and feed when planting this seed? How long should I wait to plant if I use a weed control product?
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          Jerry
          Northern Michigan
          April 4, 2017
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          It is not recommended to plant seed for at least a couple weeks after you've spread weed and feed. Weed and feed is intended to prevent germination of seeds and even though your target is weed seeds any and all seeds can be affected. It feeds mature grass but not seed. Likewise after you plant seed you want to wait until well after the new seed as sprouted to apply fertilizer. Applying too soon can shock Read More
          It is not recommended to plant seed for at least a couple weeks after you've spread weed and feed. Weed and feed is intended to prevent germination of seeds and even though your target is weed seeds any and all seeds can be affected. It feeds mature grass but not seed. Likewise after you plant seed you want to wait until well after the new seed as sprouted to apply fertilizer. Applying too soon can shock the new grass and you may lose much of it. The waiting times are somewhat product specific and your best bet is to follow the instructions on the bag. Read Less
           
          Scotts Turf Builder Grass Seed Sun and Shade Mix is Scotts most versatile mix that stays green even in extreme conditions of dense shade or scorching sun. Scotts wraps each seed in a unique 4 in 1 WaterSmart PLUS Coating that absorbs 2x more water than uncoated seed, feeds with essential nutrients, and helps protect seedlings from disease. Grow Quicker, Thicker, Greener Grass. Guaranteed.
           

          What is the best weather to plant grass seed in spring

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          Nene
          April 4, 2017
          What is the best weather to plant grass seed in spring
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          Jerry
          Northern Michigan
          April 4, 2017
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          Grass seed can be sown anytime in spring, summer or fall keeping certain weather conditions in mind. In spring it's best to wait until your sure there is no danger of a hard frost. Grass seed is pretty resilient and can typically handle a mild frost. The problem arises when seed has been on the ground, wet, for a number of days and is ready to sprout. Should it freeze at just the right phase, will likely Read More
          Grass seed can be sown anytime in spring, summer or fall keeping certain weather conditions in mind. In spring it's best to wait until your sure there is no danger of a hard frost. Grass seed is pretty resilient and can typically handle a mild frost. The problem arises when seed has been on the ground, wet, for a number of days and is ready to sprout. Should it freeze at just the right phase, will likely kill the seed. Your specific location can help you determine the best time to seed. I suggest you Google planting zones to determine what zone your location is in as these zones keep in consideration the chances of a killing frost (on average) is last likely to occur. No matter when you plant, check your extended forecast for rain and note how much is expected. You don't want to plant and have a super soak-er within a few days as your seed will wash out. When I plant, I like to be sure the soil is loose and then lightly rake it over with a fan rake. Nothing aggressive as you just want the soil to help hold the seed. Immediately water after you rake it, will help set the seed and guard against wind. Water well daily and if it's a warm sunny day may need to water several times. If you plant in the fall follow the same procedure as you would for spring. Grass seed can easily take 10 days or more to sprout and is most vulnerable after the first few days or so. Sprouted grass is vulnerable to any extended freezing as it will go dormant if exposed to freezing temperatures for more than a day or 2. Read Less
           
          Scotts Turf Builder Grass Seed Sun and Shade Mix is Scotts most versatile mix that stays green even in extreme conditions of dense shade or scorching sun. Scotts wraps each seed in a unique 4 in 1 WaterSmart PLUS Coating that absorbs 2x more water than uncoated seed, feeds with essential nutrients, and helps protect seedlings from disease. Grow Quicker, Thicker, Greener Grass. Guaranteed.
           

          Using for overseeing. Is this appropriate in Charleston SC. It is extremely hot and humid during summer months.

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          DBAustin
          March 26, 2017
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          Jerry
          Northern Michigan
          March 27, 2017
          Answer: 
          This should work just fine for over seeding and Scott's warranty provides for a good margin of security. Follow the instructions closely (on the bag). Most important is keeping the seed watered particularly on warm days that have lots of sun.
           
          Scotts Turf Builder Grass Seed Sun and Shade Mix is Scotts most versatile mix that stays green even in extreme conditions of dense shade or scorching sun. Scotts wraps each seed in a unique 4 in 1 WaterSmart PLUS Coating that absorbs 2x more water than uncoated seed, feeds with essential nutrients, and helps protect seedlings from disease. Grow Quicker, Thicker, Greener Grass. Guaranteed.
           

          what is the seed mixture.

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          jdtech83
          February 20, 2017
          what is the seed mixture.
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          Jerry
          Northern Michigan
          March 24, 2017
          Answer: 
          Check the bag or contact Scott's directly.
           
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