BigMike76
  • Review count
    79
  • Helpfulness votes
    24
  • Average rating
    4.2
    4.2 out of 5
  • First Review:
    March 6, 2018
  • Last Review:
    September 15, 2019
 
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      • Review count
        79
      • Helpfulness votes
        24
      • Average rating
        4.2
        4.2 out of 5
      • First Review:
        March 6, 2018
      • Last Review:
        September 15, 2019
       
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          BigMike76's Reviews
           
          Make a grand statement this season with our 7.5 ft. Pre-Lit LED Swiss Mountain Spruce Artificial Christmas Tree. This stunningly realistic masterpiece boasts 3,404 PVC and PE branch tips, ready to showcase all of your ornaments and holiday decor. It is pre-strung with 600 Twinkly App Controlled RGB LED lights. The power of Twinkly technology lies behind its innovative Computer Vision feature. The app is able to detect the exact position of every single LED through your smartphone camera. After you are done decorating, simply snap a photo in the app to map your environment and create breathtaking effects with perfection and ease. Choose from a huge gallery of eye-catching effects and light up your Christmas with unique animations. Each effect can be easily customized by changing the speed, colors and other key parameters of the animation. You can easily create your own custom effects as well. Choose the color you like and draw whatever your imagination desires. Made with an easy setup, this tree can be assembled in less than 10 minutes. To make the tree look as full as possible, you will need to shape, or fluff, its branches. Fluffing a typical 7.5 ft. tree may take a couple hours the first time, but the results are well worth the time and effort.
           
          from Mesa, AZ
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          PostedSeptember 15, 2019
          Overall rating 
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          Quality 
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          Pretty nice tree. The needles look real, and you don’t see any raw stem, like you do on some artificial trees. The computerized control of the lights is the key feature. The control box has some basic features, and the App for your smart phone has additional options. We like the “snowflake” design (cascading white lights drifting down), and this is one of the options on the basic control box. The electrical connections are made within the trunk of the tree, as you slide the sections together. Nice. The tree branches are wound with some kind of multi-colored material, which helps hide them. The tree stand locks into position nicely as you open it up. Push the detent back in, and you can fold Read More
          Pretty nice tree. The needles look real, and you don’t see any raw stem, like you do on some artificial trees. The computerized control of the lights is the key feature. The control box has some basic features, and the App for your smart phone has additional options. We like the “snowflake” design (cascading white lights drifting down), and this is one of the options on the basic control box. The electrical connections are made within the trunk of the tree, as you slide the sections together. Nice. The tree branches are wound with some kind of multi-colored material, which helps hide them. The tree stand locks into position nicely as you open it up. Push the detent back in, and you can fold it up. The biggest negative issue I had was the bulk of the unit. The tree is 5’ wide, and that means the storage box has to be extra large to hold all the branches. The box measures 17.5” x 19” x 48”. I did manage to get it stored in our attic, but it was a big chore. I would have preferred a tree that was a little narrower, and stored in a smaller box. The other negative is the plastic storage “caps” that fit over the ends of the trunk, to keep contamination away from the electrical connections, would just fall off. I had to tape them on. Read Less
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          Garage Boss Press N Pour 1 Gal. Fuel Filling System is the perfect solution to keep your small gas powered equipment running year round. Whether it be your trimmer, leaf blower or a small compressor, the ergonomically friendly design makes fueling your equipment easy and clean. The EPA and CARB compliant spout includes a child safe cap and prevents fumes from escaping, as well as unnecessary spills. Along with the new easy to use Press N Pour spout, is the newly added Flame Mitigation Device (FMD).
           
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Verified Purchase:Yes
          The "button" you need to push is very difficult to use. I have to use two hands to get the butto...
          PostedSeptember 10, 2019
          Overall rating 
          2.0 out of 5
          2.0 out of 5
          No, I do not recommend this product.
          The "button" you need to push is very difficult to use. I have to use two hands to get the button pressed down, then hold it with one hand, and move the other hand to the handle.
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          The Storage and Tool Box by Wakeman Outdoors is the 1 spot storage solution to keep your outdoor gear organized. Equipped with 4 drawers, as well as the large main storage section that's perfect for holding bigger supplies, it has a spot for everything you need to keep neatly stored. Each drawer is fully removable and features 19 compartments. The drawers all slide in and out of the main unit for quick access and are locked in with a latched cover when not in use. Its an excellent multi-purpose storage box that's perfect for all of your outdoor supplies like fishing tackle and camping necessities.
           
          from Mesa, AZ
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          PostedSeptember 2, 2019
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          My wife saw this and wanted it for her small sewing gear. The cabinet looks attractive. The latch for the top cover latches so easily, I was concerned that it may not stay secure, but I played with it for some time, and it never gave any indication that it would not hold. The drawers are secured in the cabinet with a flap which very securely locks into place, and the individual drawers also have latches that are robust. It’s not so difficult to unlatch that you would spill the contents (I had one that way years ago).
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          Husky's pipe nipple extractor set removes broken or frozen pipe nipples with ease. The extractors feature a durable, heavy-duty hardened steel construction and can accommodate 1/8 in, 1/4 in., 3/8 in., 1/2 in. and 3/4 in. pipe nipples. Also extracts broken 1/2 in. shower arms. An adjustable wrench or box wrench is required for use (sold separately). A diagonal knurl pattern provides enhanced user comfort. Features engraved sizing for easy wrench selection. Finally, the tool is covered by the Husky lifetime warranty.
           
          from Mesa, AZ
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          PostedSeptember 2, 2019
          Overall rating 
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          The units appear to be very well made. I tested these units out on a 1/8” pipe nipple, which had been in the valve for decades. I did a light tap with a hammer, and applied torque to the easy-out. I thought it would be interesting to see how much torque this unit would take before slipping. I put a torque wrench on it, torqued it to 40 ft-lbs before the nipple split. The easy-out didn’t slip.
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          The Thrifty White 32 sq. ft. 96 in. x 48 in. Tile Board Panel can be used to add style to more functional spaces in your home. The acrylic coating resists staining, fading and mildew for long-lasting use. Ideal uses are in utility rooms, laundry area and mud rooms.
           
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Verified Purchase:Yes
          I initially rated this high, before I had a chance to use it. I based that on products I bought a...
          PostedAugust 30, 2019
          Overall rating 
          1.0 out of 5
          1.0 out of 5
          No, I do not recommend this product.
          I initially rated this high, before I had a chance to use it. I based that on products I bought a few years earlier. I had the following bad issues with this material.
          1. When I tried to glue this to some sheetrock, it didn't adhere very well, and I saw the back of this material just flaked off where the construction adhesive was applied. The then painted the entire back surface with house paint, let that cure, and glued up another panel. That held.
          2. I needed to drill 1/4" holes to hold shelf brackets. I used some green painter's tape to hold my drilling guide. When I pulled the tape off, a big hunk of the white surface came with it.
          3. I'm having real issues drilling the holes and
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          I initially rated this high, before I had a chance to use it. I based that on products I bought a few years earlier. I had the following bad issues with this material.
          1. When I tried to glue this to some sheetrock, it didn't adhere very well, and I saw the back of this material just flaked off where the construction adhesive was applied. The then painted the entire back surface with house paint, let that cure, and glued up another panel. That held.
          2. I needed to drill 1/4" holes to hold shelf brackets. I used some green painter's tape to hold my drilling guide. When I pulled the tape off, a big hunk of the white surface came with it.
          3. I'm having real issues drilling the holes and making it neat. It wants to chip away around the hole. Trying to minimize this, I use multiple drill bit sized, but still looks poor.
          This stuff is basically junk Read Less
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          The Sarasota dining set is a beautiful addition for your outdoor decor. Made from cast aluminum, the set includes 4 dining chairs and 1 mesh table. The features include a mesh back and seat rest and the table also features a patio umbrella opening. The antique bronze finish is neutral to match any outdoor furniture and will hold up in any weather condition. Whether in your backyard, patio, deck or even your restaurant outdoor dining space, you'll enjoy this set for years to come.
           

          how much weight will the chair hold. If a person is 300 lbs. will it hold them

          Asked by
          bear
          August 25, 2019
          how much weight will the chair hold. If a person is 300 lbs. will it hold them
          Asked by
          BigMike76
          Mesa, AZ
          September 16, 2019
          Answer: 
          I weigh a little over 250 lbs, and there was no hint of the chairs being unstable.
           
          The Sarasota dining set is a beautiful addition for your outdoor decor. Made from cast aluminum, the set includes 4 dining chairs and 1 mesh table. The features include a mesh back and seat rest and the table also features a patio umbrella opening. The antique bronze finish is neutral to match any outdoor furniture and will hold up in any weather condition. Whether in your backyard, patio, deck or even your restaurant outdoor dining space, you'll enjoy this set for years to come.
           

          Can you get this set already assembled?

          Asked by
          lithie
          September 16, 2019
          Can you get this set already assembled?
          Asked by
          BigMike76
          Mesa, AZ
          September 16, 2019
          Answer: 
          You will need to call your local Home Depot store. These questions go to customers who have bought the set. Not complicated to assemble, but you will need a wrench. I'm thinking it would be easier to assemble these at home than to bring the assembled set home. If you have no wrenches, open the box, and take one of the nuts to Home Depot, and buy a box wrench to fit it (shouldn't be expensive).
          This is Read More
          You will need to call your local Home Depot store. These questions go to customers who have bought the set. Not complicated to assemble, but you will need a wrench. I'm thinking it would be easier to assemble these at home than to bring the assembled set home. If you have no wrenches, open the box, and take one of the nuts to Home Depot, and buy a box wrench to fit it (shouldn't be expensive).
          This is a nice set. Read Less
           
          The RT310 is an electrical outlet tester that tests the wiring condition at an electrical outlet and inspects GFCI and AFCI devices. It is designed for use with North American 120-Volt electrical outlets. This tester delivers clear visual indication of the wiring condition at the electrical outlet.
           

          If im looking to label my breaker box would this be the tester to get? Can I trip the breaker at ...

          Asked by
          PM
          September 12, 2019
          If im looking to label my breaker box would this be the tester to get? Can I trip the breaker at the outlet to find out which one controls it?
          Asked by
          BigMike76
          Mesa, AZ
          September 12, 2019
          Answer: 
          Depends on what kind of circuit breakers your house has. The newer breakers are arc fault, and if you have them, then this will trip the breaker for you. However, the majority of houses don't have these. Obviously, you can check the ground fault circuit, but there usually aren't many of these, so it wouldn't be hard to figure those out manually. I often just use a lamp plugged into an outlet and then Read More
          Depends on what kind of circuit breakers your house has. The newer breakers are arc fault, and if you have them, then this will trip the breaker for you. However, the majority of houses don't have these. Obviously, you can check the ground fault circuit, but there usually aren't many of these, so it wouldn't be hard to figure those out manually. I often just use a lamp plugged into an outlet and then start snapping the breakers. Read Less
           
          Protect the warranty on KOHLER products, always look for the KOHLER Genuine Parts logo. This flush valve was designed by KOHLER engineers to maintain original product performance and promote product longevity. Replace your old or leaky flush valve with an OEM KOHLER part.
           

          Where is the model number found. I need the flush valve. Thank you

          Asked by
          Novice
          September 4, 2019
          Where is the model number found. I need the flush valve. Thank you
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          BigMike76
          Mesa, AZ
          September 4, 2019
          Answer: 
          I found mine on the ,internet. You're right, it's a pain. I bought two "one piece" Kohler toilets a few years ago, and both had issues with the flushing hardware. I contacted Kohler directly, since the toilets were less that one year old, they replaced the faulty hardware for free. The S/N and date of manufacture is inside the tank.
          This repair kit is designed for the two piece toilet, but the main
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          I found mine on the ,internet. You're right, it's a pain. I bought two "one piece" Kohler toilets a few years ago, and both had issues with the flushing hardware. I contacted Kohler directly, since the toilets were less that one year old, they replaced the faulty hardware for free. The S/N and date of manufacture is inside the tank.
          This repair kit is designed for the two piece toilet, but the main flushing hardware (if your toilet uses the 3" diameter tube) will be the same. This kit also includes the lower stationary "seat" which the flush valve sits on, (this is the hardware that is different between the one piece and two piece toilet) but it's fairly rare that portion would be damaged. I used this kit for our one piece toilet, and threw the lower portion of the hardware away.
          I assume you reviewed the video Kohler has on the internet on how to service this. If not, look it up.
          I like our Kohler toilets except for the problems I've had with their flushing hardware. As I noted above, I replaced them both within about a year, and then had to replace one of the others again about 2 years later.
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          The Thrifty White 32 sq. ft. 96 in. x 48 in. Tile Board Panel can be used to add style to more functional spaces in your home. The acrylic coating resists staining, fading and mildew for long-lasting use. Ideal uses are in utility rooms, laundry area and mud rooms.
           

          If I use it for wall cover, can I screw into it to hang shelves?

          Asked by
          closet
          June 7, 2019
          If I use it for wall cover, can I screw into it to hang shelves?
          Asked by
          BigMike76
          August 27, 2019
          Answer: 
          Yes, you can drive a screw through it, but you would need sufficient support material behind it to hold any weight. This is basically just 1/8" hardboard, which isn't very strong by itself.
           
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