Jerry
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      • Review count
        265
      • Helpfulness votes
        103
      • Average rating
        4.7
        4.7 out of 5
      • First Review:
        October 28, 2014
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        January 14, 2020
       
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          Jerry's Reviews
           
          GearWrench 1/2 in. Drive 6 Point Standard X-Core Pinless Universal Impact SAE Socket Set (9-Piece)
           
          from Mid Michigan
          Age Range:55 to 64
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:Professional
          Received free product:Yes
          Having spent more than 30 years as an auto mechanic, 8 years as a forklift mechanic and 3 years s...
          PostedNovember 3, 2019
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          Having spent more than 30 years as an auto mechanic, 8 years as a forklift mechanic and 3 years selling tools, I think I'm a pretty god judge of tools.
          Back then Gear Wrench was an up and coming tool manufacturer with some great innovations and introduced new tools, never before seen, that made a lot of jobs much easier. They were high quality and no other company sold a similar product.
          Today, Gear Wrench has expanded it's line of tools drastically and continues to innovate. And like most tool companies, their products carry a lifetime warranty and are available from thousands of retail locations.
          These swivel sockets (impact grade) are no exception. Most swivel (universal) sockets Read More
          Having spent more than 30 years as an auto mechanic, 8 years as a forklift mechanic and 3 years selling tools, I think I'm a pretty god judge of tools.
          Back then Gear Wrench was an up and coming tool manufacturer with some great innovations and introduced new tools, never before seen, that made a lot of jobs much easier. They were high quality and no other company sold a similar product.
          Today, Gear Wrench has expanded it's line of tools drastically and continues to innovate. And like most tool companies, their products carry a lifetime warranty and are available from thousands of retail locations.
          These swivel sockets (impact grade) are no exception. Most swivel (universal) sockets have a center pin that keeps the 2 parts together. Some spot weld and grind the pin flush with the socket body while others install a safety ring around the pin. If or when these pins come loose, they can be very hazardous. Which is why a pin-less design has an advantage.
          This is a 9 piece set, 1 inch down to 7/16 and comes with a socket rail to keep them organized. With a beautiful finish they can go anywhere any other swivel socket can go. Precision knurled they fit nuts and bolts perfectly. The sizes are marked in bold bronze color which makes them very easy to see.
          If you need impact swivel sockets and want to save big money, consider this set. Read Less
          Pros: Accurate, Durable, Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, Long-Lasting, Strong, Sturdy, bold numbers, quality made, comes with socket rail
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          Glycerin and other skin conditioners to gently clean the toughest dirt. The biodegradable, waterless, petroleum solvent-free formula contains no harsh chemicals, mineral oils or ammonia that can sting cuts and abrasions. Removes resins, oil, grease, tar, grime, soil, printers' ink, epoxies, paint, rubber cement, gasket and tile cements.
           
          Age Range:55 to 64
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:Professional
          Verified Purchase:Yes
          I have used Fast Orange hand cleaner for decades now going back to my days as an auto mechanic. B...
          PostedOctober 29, 2019
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          I have used Fast Orange hand cleaner for decades now going back to my days as an auto mechanic. Back then we used hand cleaners with solvents to cut grease. But the solvents tended to dry out your hands
          Fast Orange is a more natural product containing citrus products to help cut grease and pumice to help remove grunge. It smells better and feels better without removing the natural oils in your skin reducing the chance of dry cracked hands.
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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
          Age Range:55 to 64
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:Professional
          Received free product:Yes
          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
          Age Range:55 to 64
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:Professional
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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
          Age Range:55 to 64
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:Professional
          Received free product:Yes
          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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          Is the ryobi 18v 2pack starter kit still on sale with the purchase of the starter kit you get a free tool

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          BigDog88
          January 24, 2020
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          Jerry
          Mid Michigan
          January 24, 2020
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          The sale is still in effect. However it appears it may only be for specific tools instead of your choice. However, you can check this on-line link for what tools are advertised free with the starter pack or check your local store, may have a wider selection available. https://www.homedepot.com/b/Special-Values-Promotions/RYOBI/N-5yc1vZc3zwZm5d
           
          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
           
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