Jerry
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      • Review count
        253
      • Helpfulness votes
        102
      • Average rating
        4.7
        4.7 out of 5
      • First Review:
        October 28, 2014
      • Last Review:
        November 24, 2019
       
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          Everbilt anti-siphon frost proof sillcock assure protection against freezing and undesirable back siphoning. Because they're frost proof, they can stop outside hydrants from freezing and bursting the pipes. Plus, the anti-siphon feature protects against water siphoning back to contaminate the potable water system. Also, unlike anti-siphon attachments, which must be manually drained to prevent freezing, the integral anti-siphon design is self-draining.
           
          from Mid Michigan
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          Sold here as a sillcock valve, is also known as a spigot or a hose bib, Everbilt makes about the ...
          PostedOctober 29, 2019
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          Sold here as a sillcock valve, is also known as a spigot or a hose bib, Everbilt makes about the best you can get.
          This is a frost resistant sill-cock that is also anti siphon and self draining. If you're not familiar with a frost proof or frost resistant sill-cock, note the length of the pictured product. In older homes, had a hose bib that was simply a basic shut off valve that screwed to a pipe sticking out of the side of your house. These had a tendency (in cold climates) to freeze during winter and crack. And if you failed to turn off the valve in the basement or crawl space, a cracked hose bib could be a major catastrophe.
          To render this, many years ago this design was Read More
          Sold here as a sillcock valve, is also known as a spigot or a hose bib, Everbilt makes about the best you can get.
          This is a frost resistant sill-cock that is also anti siphon and self draining. If you're not familiar with a frost proof or frost resistant sill-cock, note the length of the pictured product. In older homes, had a hose bib that was simply a basic shut off valve that screwed to a pipe sticking out of the side of your house. These had a tendency (in cold climates) to freeze during winter and crack. And if you failed to turn off the valve in the basement or crawl space, a cracked hose bib could be a major catastrophe.
          To render this, many years ago this design was introduced. It's long construction made it possible to actually allow the valve to be inside the home instead of right on the side. This greatly reduces the chance of it freezing and breaking. But the inside valve should still be turned off in cold climates just to be safe.
          This particular style has a valve on top that is required in most areas that have municipal (city) supplied water. It's purpose is to prevent a back flow or siphon in the event of a power outage or flood. In such an event it is possible for an outside sill-cock to draw contaminated water back into the municipal system. This being less critical for those who have an on site well for their water but is still highly recommended.
          Additionally, this particular design allows for any excess water in the valve to drain out once the faucet is shut off. This too is critical since in some designs, some water may remain inside the valve after being closed and could still result in a freeze. Read Less
          Pros: Easy to Install, No Leaks, Reliable, High Quality, corrosion resistant, cheap insurance against freezes
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          Maximum Safety Eyewear features a sleek, sporty semi-rimless lightweight design for extended comfort. Red mirror lens provides UV protection for outdoor environments. Soft rubber nose keeps glasses in place.
           
          from Mid Michigan
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          Safety glasses have come a long way from my early days working in shops. They were basically one ...
          PostedOctober 24, 2019
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          Safety glasses have come a long way from my early days working in shops. They were basically one size fits all and came in only a few styles be they tinted or clear.
          Today we have some great choices that are stylish and much more comfortable.
          I really like these red shaded glasses for their look and comfort as well as the amount of coverage they provide for your eyes. They're also scratch resistant.
          They reduce UV light nearly 100% which makes them applicable for light duty welding and brazing (not arc welding). And they make pretty good sun glasses too.
          Pros: Durable, Easy to Clean, Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, High Quality, Looks Great, Nice Design, Stylish, scratch resistant, nice price
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          BrassCraft 1/2 in. Nom Compression Inlet x 3/8 in. OD Compression Outlet 1/4-Turn Angle Valve controls water flow to household plumbing fixtures - faucets, toilets, dishwashers, icemakers, washing machines, etc. The angle valve is most often used where the water pipe enters the room from the wall. With a 90° turn of the valve handle, you are able to stop the flow of water leading to the plumbing fixture, allowing for maintenance and repair without shutting off the water to the entire home. Color: Chrome-plated Brass.
           
          from Mid Michigan
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          Gender:Male
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          These are a quality ball type supply line shut off for use wherever you have a supply line to a f...
          PostedOctober 24, 2019
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          These are a quality ball type supply line shut off for use wherever you have a supply line to a faucet. They are 90 degree so most likely would be used where your 1/2 inch pipe comes out of a wall.
          As with ball style shut offs they are 1/4 turn making it easy to stop the water supply quickly.
          They are 1/2 inch inlet by 3/8 inch outlet and are compression at both ends meaning they have a brass compression ring which fits over your pipe and then inserted to the valve. The compression ring then seals to the pipe when tightened. They are compatible with copper or PEX pipe, as well as PVC supply lines and braided supply lines.
          This contractors pack is quit convenient as there are 5 Read More
          These are a quality ball type supply line shut off for use wherever you have a supply line to a faucet. They are 90 degree so most likely would be used where your 1/2 inch pipe comes out of a wall.
          As with ball style shut offs they are 1/4 turn making it easy to stop the water supply quickly.
          They are 1/2 inch inlet by 3/8 inch outlet and are compression at both ends meaning they have a brass compression ring which fits over your pipe and then inserted to the valve. The compression ring then seals to the pipe when tightened. They are compatible with copper or PEX pipe, as well as PVC supply lines and braided supply lines.
          This contractors pack is quit convenient as there are 5 valves per container. The convenience arises in the event you were doing a full bathroom remodel, would typically need 5 shut offs. 2 for the bath, 1 for the toilet and 2 more for the sink basin. And you save money buying them this way rather than individually. Read Less
          Pros: Easy to Install, No Leaks, Reliable, 1/4 turn water stop, fully chromed brass, same quality as other brands
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          Firm Grip PRO-Fit Flex Impact gloves feature new technology in fit and protection! The PRO-Fit construction stretches to provide a customized fit for maximum dexterity while the flexible impact zone is breathable, delivering complete protection down to the fingertips. Size: large. Color: Black. Gender: unisex. Age Group: adult.
           
          from Mid Michigan
          Age Range:55 to 64
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          I started wearing work gloves several years ago starting when I worked in auto repair. Back then ...
          PostedOctober 22, 2019
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          I started wearing work gloves several years ago starting when I worked in auto repair. Back then we purchased work gloves that were quite expensive and yet didn't last very long. But they did save your hands a lot of beating.
          I bought my first pair of Pro Fit gloves from Home Depot several years ago, for less than I had been paying for those brands I used in automotive. I left automotive many years ago but still use these gloves when doing electrical or plumbing work such as feeding wire or threading pipe.
          But I've also come to find them extremely useful for doing lawn work such driving the lawn tractor, raking, shoveling or even chopping wood. Because of the great grip they provide Read More
          I started wearing work gloves several years ago starting when I worked in auto repair. Back then we purchased work gloves that were quite expensive and yet didn't last very long. But they did save your hands a lot of beating.
          I bought my first pair of Pro Fit gloves from Home Depot several years ago, for less than I had been paying for those brands I used in automotive. I left automotive many years ago but still use these gloves when doing electrical or plumbing work such as feeding wire or threading pipe.
          But I've also come to find them extremely useful for doing lawn work such driving the lawn tractor, raking, shoveling or even chopping wood. Because of the great grip they provide and shock absorption, I find I can swing the ax (or sledge) without having to worry about slippage and my wrists aren't subjected to the shock of the sledge hammer.
          Finally, they last (unlike those gloves I first mentioned). I've got a pair maybe 2 years old that still perform like new. So I've bought more, keeping a pair in the garage, the shed, the truck and wherever else I think I might need them. Read Less
          Pros: Durable, Good Size & Weight, High Quality, Looks Great, Lots of Features, Nice Design, Stylish, breathable, great grip, last a long time
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          The curved-handle design of the Commercial Electric 7 in. Wire Stripper and Cutter makes it ideal for use in confined spaces. This tool offers a serrated nose for strong gripping of wire for bending shaping and pulling applications. Shear-type wire cutter.
           
          from Mid Michigan
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          I've been installing wiring and fixtures in homes and automotive applications for more than 40 ye...
          PostedOctober 22, 2019
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          I've been installing wiring and fixtures in homes and automotive applications for more than 40 years.
          I have a new favorite brand of wire strippers. This Commercial Electric wire stripper trimmer is an impressive tool. Ergonomic they are curved and fit my hand very well. They are very comfortable because of the double insulated handles which have a soft plastic inner coating a tough yet soft outer coating.
          The blade and strippers are as sharp as one could expect, easily cutting through extension cord or Romex wiring with ease. The strippers will clear a wire with ease in a single pass without penetrating the copper wire inside when using the appropriate gauged stripper slot.
          As with Read More
          I've been installing wiring and fixtures in homes and automotive applications for more than 40 years.
          I have a new favorite brand of wire strippers. This Commercial Electric wire stripper trimmer is an impressive tool. Ergonomic they are curved and fit my hand very well. They are very comfortable because of the double insulated handles which have a soft plastic inner coating a tough yet soft outer coating.
          The blade and strippers are as sharp as one could expect, easily cutting through extension cord or Romex wiring with ease. The strippers will clear a wire with ease in a single pass without penetrating the copper wire inside when using the appropriate gauged stripper slot.
          As with most wire strippers they can strip gauges 20 through 10, are clearly marked with standard AWG gauge increments as well as metric and bolt cutter for 6-32 and 8-32 screws. Also they have looping holes in 3 locations which is helpful since you can often find yourself in an off position when needing to make a wire end loop.
          In addition, they have a manual lock to keep them closed when not in use, a heavy duty return spring and 4 tooth jaw tip and a hex cavity behind the jaw that is easily capable of tightening small nuts.
          This model doesn't have provision for cutting a 10-32 screw or crimping terminals.
          A really great tool at a really great value. Read Less
          Pros: Accurate, All In One, Durable, Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, Light Weight, Long-Lasting, Strong, Sturdy, double insulated, Sharp
          Cons: does not cut 10-32 screws, this set doesn't provide for crimping
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          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?

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          Betty
          September 12, 2016
          December 10, 2019
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          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

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          Moon
          April 30, 2017
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          Mid Michigan
          December 10, 2019
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          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?

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          Alan
          August 15, 2017
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          Jerry
          Mid Michigan
          December 10, 2019
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          This box is rated for exterior use where necessary and is rated for weather exposure. It can be surface mounted or recessed.
           
          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.
           

          will this accept the QOM2125VH main breaker

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          rock
          June 27, 2017
          will this accept the QOM2125VH main breaker
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          Jerry
          Mid Michigan
          December 10, 2019
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          The main breaker is included with this box.
           

          Is this threader compatible with rigid dies?

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          Bill
          December 6, 2019
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          Jerry
          Mid Michigan
          December 6, 2019
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          Yes Bill. In fact Milwaukee doesn't make dies. This tool is designed specifically to use Rigid dies. You can review the tool at YouTube at these locations.
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vzo5FsehmA8
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bF0_nGhIkU8
          And others at You Tube
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