Jerry
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    October 28, 2014
  • Last Review:
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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
       
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          The Legrand Wiremold 700 series raceway is ideal for surface mounting small amounts of electrical wiring or communication cables. Surface metal raceway allows you to add fixtures and outlets without disturbing the drywall, plaster or insulation in your home. It is also ideal for adding wire when you can't go into the wall, such as on concrete foundations or brick walls. Combine with other 700 series connectors, fittings and channel to ensure you have the right customization for every project.
           
          Age Range:55 to 64
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          Home Improvement Profile:Professional
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          Rarely, but there are those times when the only solution to an electrical install, is to use a ra...
          PostedDecember 24, 2019
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          Rarely, but there are those times when the only solution to an electrical install, is to use a raceway or surface conduit. In this case a wall sconce was needed and a switch located in a typical position to operate that light. The home is old and that room can not accommodate a ceiling light. The sconce was the only alternative.
          This is a great solution and I've used this in other applications before. I did a ceiling fan in stall several years ago, also in a room the previously had no ceiling light. And there was no attic to bring in wiring. It's working to this day and looks great.
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          These unique rugs are exquisite in appearance, color and texture, made with a proprietary construction process which blends a distinct pattern. The braided-woven look is dense and extremely durable to withstand the harsh outdoor elements year round. Manufactured with 100% polypropylene fiber which is easy to clean, soil, stain and sun resistant making them the perfect choice for easy living and easy maintenance.
           
          from Mid Michigan
          Age Range:55 to 64
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:Professional
          Received free product:Yes
          We like to keep an area rug in front of the kitchen sink. It not only helps keep things neat but ...
          PostedDecember 22, 2019
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          We like to keep an area rug in front of the kitchen sink. It not only helps keep things neat but aids in the comfort of having to stand there for long periods. We hand wash our dishes. But one also tends to spend some time there while cooking.
          Our last rug began having issues of curling, a tripping hazard at best. So I started shopping for a new rug when I found these at Home Depot. I shopped them on-line which may not have been the right thing to do.
          I picked this rug as it appeared to match some of our surrounding decor. I'm not sure it fits in but My wife will tell me when she gets back in town.
          However, I very much like the quality of this rug. It's larger than the old one which Read More
          We like to keep an area rug in front of the kitchen sink. It not only helps keep things neat but aids in the comfort of having to stand there for long periods. We hand wash our dishes. But one also tends to spend some time there while cooking.
          Our last rug began having issues of curling, a tripping hazard at best. So I started shopping for a new rug when I found these at Home Depot. I shopped them on-line which may not have been the right thing to do.
          I picked this rug as it appeared to match some of our surrounding decor. I'm not sure it fits in but My wife will tell me when she gets back in town.
          However, I very much like the quality of this rug. It's larger than the old one which is a plus because it extends in front of the stove. It' feels very nice under foot, with the firmness of a heavy berber rug.
          It's very well made and so long as my wife approves, it will remain. But maybe next time I'll shop at the store. Read Less
          Pros: Comfortable, Easy to Install, Effective, Great Accent, High Quality of Material, Looks Great, Looks High End, Modern, feels great to walk on, cat loves it
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          Add a touch of sophistication to your home with our Archdale flush mount. The Archdale 3-light flush mount fixture in brushed nickel provides brilliance as well as elegance to a space. The on-trend detail of the clean, clear water glass shade has a charming look that is sure to complement any fashionable, transitional home.
           
          from Mid Michigan
          Age Range:55 to 64
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:Professional
          Received free product:Yes
          The Home Decorators, Archdale 16 inch (3 bulb) fixture is really quite beautiful. It really provi...
          PostedDecember 20, 2019
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          No, I do not recommend this product.
          The Home Decorators, Archdale 16 inch (3 bulb) fixture is really quite beautiful. It really provided an attractive finish to the newly decorated bedroom we installed it in. It looks great when lit and when not lit.
          However, if I was choosing again I would probably make a different choice.
          This was one of the hardest fixtures I've ever installed and I've install hundreds. I've installed chandeliers that were easier.
          Out of the box, the fixture is essentially a metal frame work and needs to have 4 glass panels installed. While it may be easier to install the glass panels on a work bench, they really add some weight to the finished product which may hinder installing the entire fixture Read More
          The Home Decorators, Archdale 16 inch (3 bulb) fixture is really quite beautiful. It really provided an attractive finish to the newly decorated bedroom we installed it in. It looks great when lit and when not lit.
          However, if I was choosing again I would probably make a different choice.
          This was one of the hardest fixtures I've ever installed and I've install hundreds. I've installed chandeliers that were easier.
          Out of the box, the fixture is essentially a metal frame work and needs to have 4 glass panels installed. While it may be easier to install the glass panels on a work bench, they really add some weight to the finished product which may hinder installing the entire fixture to the ceiling.
          Welded to the metal frame work are 8 flanges or ears (2 holes each) that hold the 4 glass panels which each have 4 holes that align to those ears and then fastened with hardware (called finials). I had to look up finial. The parts list states there are 16 finials and 2 cylinder nuts (cylinder nuts attach the fixture to the ceiling plate). But all 18 are identical. I had a problem with one cylinder nut that was not drilled and threaded as deeply as the other and thus hampered installing the fixture to the ceiling and required improvisation.
          Installing the glass panels was complicated because the ears or flanges, did not line up well with the holes in the glass panels. Some elbow grease was required to get them all to line up. Some moderate bending was necessary. The finials and screws that secure the glass, are both threaded and attach to a stud that passes through the ears and glass plates before being secured on the opposite side. I found this very tedious since I was concerned about chipping or cracking the glass or even dropping the plates. Knowing how much stud is threaded into each nut is somewhat important but impossible to know. The process felt like trying to do 4 things simultaneously. Finally, the instructions are not very good since the illustrations only vaguely resemble the product.
          In the end, it was worth the effort since it really is quite beautiful once installed and even moreso when lit. Read Less
          Pros: Looks Great, Nice Design, Stylish, Unique, Very Bright, Well Made
          Cons: Difficult to Assemble, should be pre-fit prior to packaging
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          The Milwaukee ANSI Type R Class 2 High Visibility Safety Vest is designed to carry more. The high visibility safety vest has 10 pockets including a clear ID holder and internal pocket, equipping users with added storage. The safety vest features a quick internal size adjustment providing users with a better fit as well as a durable pass-through slit for fall protection gear. This allows users to wear the same vest in the summer over a t-shirt or in the winter over a jacket. Additionally, a zipper closure on the safety vest provides users with ultimate job site security. The high visibility reflective vests are required if users are working around traffic going 25 mph or working around heavy machinery. This includes construction, road construction, traffic direction, utility crews, and survey crews. Yellow and orange color options are available, as well as CSA compliant safety vests. Size: medium. Gender: unisex. Age Group: adult.
           
          from Mid Michigan
          Age Range:55 to 64
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:Professional
          Received free product:Yes
          High visibility safety vest is a must for anyone who finds themselves along side a highway partic...
          PostedDecember 17, 2019
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          High visibility safety vest is a must for anyone who finds themselves along side a highway particularly after dark or before sun-up.
          ANSI/ISEA approved #107-15, it is high visibility yellow with silver reflective stripping front and back.
          I ordered small/medium, and at 200 pounds, the vest easily fits over my regular clothes Be sure to order appropriately for sizes as needed to fit over coats and heavier clothing.
          It has draw strings at the hips to cinch it tighter around the waist (if necessary) helping to keep it in place and reduce drafting. And it closes in front with a quality zipper.
          With 10 pockets total, there's a pocket inside, 2 breast high pockets, an ID window Read More
          High visibility safety vest is a must for anyone who finds themselves along side a highway particularly after dark or before sun-up.
          ANSI/ISEA approved #107-15, it is high visibility yellow with silver reflective stripping front and back.
          I ordered small/medium, and at 200 pounds, the vest easily fits over my regular clothes Be sure to order appropriately for sizes as needed to fit over coats and heavier clothing.
          It has draw strings at the hips to cinch it tighter around the waist (if necessary) helping to keep it in place and reduce drafting. And it closes in front with a quality zipper.
          With 10 pockets total, there's a pocket inside, 2 breast high pockets, an ID window pocket for your name plate and a pocket for up to 5 pens/pencils or a mini flashlight.
          This is an absolute must for professionals who often find themselves working in the dark and/or foggy conditions. Wrecker drivers and other professionals who are often at risk doing roadside repairs will find this vest perfect as it's light weight and easy to put on. But it also doesn't affect comfort when worn for long periods.
          Well priced for a quality product from a reputable company, order them by the case for your fleet service workers. Read Less
          Pros: Durable, Easy to Clean, Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, High Quality, Looks Great, Lots of Features, Nice Design, 10 pockets total, we tested visibility to a mile, type r class 2 approved, store in zip lock bag
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          The Foxcroft collection is perfect for a variety of lighting spaces. The 3-light antique nickel bath light provides a touch of flair to your favorite bath space without going overboard. The clear prismatic glass shades bring richly textured detail to its modest design. The Foxcroft bath light accommodates three 60-Watt incandescent bulb (not included).
           
          from Mid Michigan
          Age Range:55 to 64
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:Professional
          Received free product:Yes
          We love this fixture. It's not often I can say perfect. But this was a perfect pick. This is a we...
          PostedDecember 17, 2019
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          We love this fixture.
          It's not often I can say perfect. But this was a perfect pick.
          This is a well designed fixture, constructed from early style (galvanized) plumbing pipe which is seldom used for plumbing anymore. It's construction is fantastic and the thought put into it's design was well placed.
          It uses false crystal glass diff users that enhance the light given. We're using daylight LED bulbs which provide great light for our antique bath area which uses pine wall panels that can leave you in the dark. But with this fixture, enhances the entire room.
          I strongly recommend this fixture. The easy to follow instructions makes installation a snap. Took me about 15 minutes to put Read More
          We love this fixture.
          It's not often I can say perfect. But this was a perfect pick.
          This is a well designed fixture, constructed from early style (galvanized) plumbing pipe which is seldom used for plumbing anymore. It's construction is fantastic and the thought put into it's design was well placed.
          It uses false crystal glass diff users that enhance the light given. We're using daylight LED bulbs which provide great light for our antique bath area which uses pine wall panels that can leave you in the dark. But with this fixture, enhances the entire room.
          I strongly recommend this fixture. The easy to follow instructions makes installation a snap. Took me about 15 minutes to put this in. My wife just loves it. Read Less
          Pros: Good Size & Weight, High Quality of Material, Looks Great, Lots of Features, Nice Design, Stylish, Unique, Very Bright, Well Made, eco friendly when using led bulbs, original, appearance
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          Compliment your entry way with lighter weight Black 18 in. x 30 in. Pin Door Mats are made with natural rubber and recycled rubber. Flexible rubber studs are designed to trap dirt and grit from shoes. This pin mat stays where you put it and is weather resistant and may be used outside all year long. Color: Black Color Rubber Pin.
           

          i want to use this as a electric shock prevention i need to know if its made of rubber or is it m...

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          rich
          January 16, 2020
          i want to use this as a electric shock prevention i need to know if its made of rubber or is it mixed?
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          Jerry
          Mid Michigan
          January 20, 2020
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          The under side is solid hard rubber with anti skid (rubber) pins molded to about 1 inch from all edges. However, the top side material will hold water. So if you are using it for shock resistance, keep it dry. I must say, the question concerns me as to exactly why you need shock prevention and in no way would I endorse this product as a reliable source for shock prevention. But it does make a great door Read More
          The under side is solid hard rubber with anti skid (rubber) pins molded to about 1 inch from all edges. However, the top side material will hold water. So if you are using it for shock resistance, keep it dry. I must say, the question concerns me as to exactly why you need shock prevention and in no way would I endorse this product as a reliable source for shock prevention. But it does make a great door mat. Read Less
           
          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.
           

          After priming with oil-based Kilz, is it OK to top with latex paint?

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          Jim
          January 16, 2020
          After priming with oil-based Kilz, is it OK to top with latex paint?
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          Jerry
          Mid Michigan
          January 17, 2020
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          Yes. I've used Kilz many times to cover stains with the potential for bleed through with ordinary latex, as well as areas that had signs of mildew.
          You may want to follow my lead. When using it, I allow a couple days for it to fully cure before applying my finishing coat of latex. So plan accordingly. Also, it has (in my experience) an undesirable odor that seems to hang around for awhile. These are Read More
          Yes. I've used Kilz many times to cover stains with the potential for bleed through with ordinary latex, as well as areas that had signs of mildew.
          You may want to follow my lead. When using it, I allow a couple days for it to fully cure before applying my finishing coat of latex. So plan accordingly. Also, it has (in my experience) an undesirable odor that seems to hang around for awhile. These are what I believe could be classified as VOC's (volatile components) and therefore good ventilation is in order.
          But it's over all performance and ability to accept latex is outstanding. Read Less
           
          The MILWAUKEE 8-piece SAWZALL blade set features an assortment of standard SAWZALL blades for wood and Ice Hardened metal cutting SAWZALL blades for a broad range of professional applications. Milwaukee Ice Hardened metal is cryogenically treated to minimize soft metal (austenite) to create a harder, more durable metal (martensite). The 8-Piece SAWZALL blade set includes two 6 in. wood cutting blades for increased control, two 9 in. wood cutting blades for greater cutting capacity, two 6 in. 14 TPI blades for medium to thick metal cutting and two 6 in. 18 TPI blades for thin metal cutting. This set includes a roll-up pouch for convenient blade storage.
           

          Does the pouch fit the 12 inch blades

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          edward
          January 11, 2020
          Does the pouch fit the 12 inch blades
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          Jerry
          Mid Michigan
          January 13, 2020
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          The longest blades in this set are 9 inches.
          However, 12 inch blades can be stored in this pouch but will extend beyond the edge up to 2 inches. It was designed to hold the 8 blades included in the set.
           
          The Honeywell 5-2 Day Programmable Thermostat with Backlight has a simple interface and offers separate weekday and weekend programming. It continually adjusts the pre-heating or cooling of your home so you are comfortable when you wake up, come home or at any other time you prefer.
           

          Can this be programmed and used for my evaporative cooler and gas fired furnace?

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          Kennedy11
          January 8, 2020
          I’m just wondering if this can be used for both of my systems being our air conditioning is a evaperative cooler and heating is gas fired furnace or if it’ll only work with the furnace?
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          Jerry
          Mid Michigan
          January 9, 2020
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          This thermostat can be used with your system if 2 conditions exist.
          First your swamp cooler must be connected to your central heating system in the same fashion a central air conditioner would be. This means if the thermostat controls wires for your evap system terminate at the furnace and the evaporator is located within the furnace or use the same thermostat presently.
          The other condition is that Read More
          This thermostat can be used with your system if 2 conditions exist.
          First your swamp cooler must be connected to your central heating system in the same fashion a central air conditioner would be. This means if the thermostat controls wires for your evap system terminate at the furnace and the evaporator is located within the furnace or use the same thermostat presently.
          The other condition is that your current system uses 24 volts to the thermostat as most central heating and cooling systems do today.
          However, if your evaporator cooler system is separate from your heating system, you may still be able to use this thermostat for that system. Again it must operate the thermostat using 24 volts.
          What is unclear in your question is if both your heating and cooling system use the same thermostat. If they do use the same thermostat (and is 24 volt) it connects the same as an ordinary central heating and cooling system.
          The thermostat doesn't care what kind of cooling system you have so long as that cooling system uses the same electrical connections as a conventional cooling system. Read Less
           
          SAKRETE Natural Play Sand can be used in playgrounds, sandboxes, gardens and landscaping applications. This is a screened, washed, and dried sand. This is an all-purpose product and can also be used for traction sand, patio paver foundation, above ground pool foundation, gardening and pet boxes.
           

          Is it heat treated?

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          leah
          January 4, 2020
          Is it heat treated?
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          Jerry
          Mid Michigan
          January 5, 2020
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          I am not certain of the exact process Sakrete uses to process their sand and I'm sure at least part of that process is proprietary.
          However, because the sand is thoroughly washed and sifted it would likely need some type of heating process to remove the water. A 50 pound bag of sand is nearly 50 pounds of sand and a very small amount of moisture. Sand inherently draws moisture by it's very nature Read More
          I am not certain of the exact process Sakrete uses to process their sand and I'm sure at least part of that process is proprietary.
          However, because the sand is thoroughly washed and sifted it would likely need some type of heating process to remove the water. A 50 pound bag of sand is nearly 50 pounds of sand and a very small amount of moisture. Sand inherently draws moisture by it's very nature which makes a zero moisture content impossible. The best way to remove the majority of initial moisture is to run the sand through a kiln to draw off excessive moisture.
          For additional information see, https://www.sakrete.com/products/natural-play-sand Read Less
           
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