BigMike76
  • Review count
    84
  • Helpfulness votes
    24
  • Average rating
    4.2
    4.2 out of 5
  • First Review:
    March 6, 2018
  • Last Review:
    September 20, 2019
 
Questions & Answers
  • Question count
    0
     
    • Answer count
      83
       
       
       
      Activity Summary
       
      • Review count
        84
      • Helpfulness votes
        24
      • Average rating
        4.2
        4.2 out of 5
      • First Review:
        March 6, 2018
      • Last Review:
        September 20, 2019
       
      Questions & Answers
      • Question count
        0
         
        • Answer count
          83
           
           
           
           
          BigMike76's Reviews
           
          The YI Outdoor Camera is the answer to your outdoor surveillance needs. It records clear images in 1080p resolution rain or shine, day and night, to provide safety and reliability. The 110° wide-angle lens with a 3.9 mm focal length delivers an ideal viewing range with bright vivid images, with the included universal ball mount you can adjust the camera to view in more directions. Color: white.
           
          from Mesa, AZ
          Age Range:65 or over
          ,
          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          PostedAugust 29, 2019
          Overall rating 
          3.0 out of 5
          3.0 out of 5
          No, I do not recommend this product.
          This is a wired security camera, which uses a USB cable for the charger. I’m quite confident the charger and its connection are not weatherproof, and should be plugged to an inside receptacle. I’ve been doing more research on the subject, and see some cameras use a power cord with an end fitting like a mini phone jack (about the same diameter as the cable. The key advantage of the phone jack is that the size hole you need to cut into your house to push the cable through. The USB plug is considerably larger than the phone jack would be, and not near as neat of an installation. This requires a ¾” hole to pass the USB connector through. Also, this unit only has a 3-foot cable, so the Read More
          This is a wired security camera, which uses a USB cable for the charger. I’m quite confident the charger and its connection are not weatherproof, and should be plugged to an inside receptacle. I’ve been doing more research on the subject, and see some cameras use a power cord with an end fitting like a mini phone jack (about the same diameter as the cable. The key advantage of the phone jack is that the size hole you need to cut into your house to push the cable through. The USB plug is considerably larger than the phone jack would be, and not near as neat of an installation. This requires a ¾” hole to pass the USB connector through. Also, this unit only has a 3-foot cable, so the installation either needs to be close to the electrical outlet, or buy a cable extender. Some other units use a CAT cable, which has the benefit of not only charging the camera, but also transfer the image hardwire, for faster and clearer connection, and the bulk of that connector would still be smaller than the USB. I also noted on other manufacture’s product, that there is minimum upload speed on your wi-fi to get satisfactory results. I wished this supplier would have included what their minimum requirement is in their literature. They just say be within 30 meters of the router. I was concerned with our application, as we have stucco (with screen reinforcing), which restricts the signal. You can take you laptop to the location you want to have the camera, and run a speed test to see how strong the signal is.
          I thought I was careful enough to order a wireless camera, but got this one instead. I don’t think I’ll be installing this, as I don’t want that big hole in the wall or ceiling of our covered patio. The lower rating is simply due to this being a wired package, where as a non-wired unit would be much nicer.
          Read Less
          Images for this Review
          (click to see full-size image)
          User submitted photo
          This image was submitted as a sweepstakes entry.
          0points
          0out of 0found this review helpful.
           
          The Alpine Industries 6 Qt. Green Cleaning Pail is great for holding up water for cleaning that is made of durable Polyethylene. With a strong zinc handle to carry the cleaning bucket to your dirty jobs, it won't rust or corrode. The Alpine Industries bucket contains multilingual text on the front to keep employees informed about health codes and the bucket's purpose. The cleaning pail also features an interior graduation marking for measurement to assist in accurate liquid to solution ratios.
           
          from Mesa, AZ
          Age Range:65 or over
          ,
          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Not much you can say about a plastic pail. It's a handy size and well made. I initially was goi...
          PostedAugust 29, 2019
          Overall rating 
          5.0 out of 5
          5.0 out of 5
          Quality 
          5.0 out of 5
          5.0 out of 5
          Not much you can say about a plastic pail. It's a handy size and well made. I initially was going to use this as a small trash can for our SUV. I did a similar one a few years ago for my pick-up truck. I mix some concrete and place about an inch layer in the bottom to weight it down and keep it upright. Line the pail wit plastic first, so you can remove the concrete if you want to. However, my wife saw this pail, and she wanted it for herself for cleaning purposes.
          Images for this Review
          (click to see full-size image)
          User submitted photo
          This image was submitted as a sweepstakes entry.
          0points
          0out of 0found this review helpful.
           
          The RYOBI 3300 psi Pressure Washer is powered by a Honda GC190 engine and is engineered to handle even your toughest jobs. It features a durable wheelbarrow frame and large 10 in. flat-free wheels for easy transport and a reversible handle for convenient and compact storage. The 35 ft. non-marring high pressure hose provides 40% longer reach for access to even the tough to clean areas. For added convenience, it is equipped with a 5-in-1 quick-changeover nozzle, which allows you to quickly change spray patterns. The RYOBI 3300 psi Pressure Washer is backed by a 3-year limited warranty and a 2-year engine warranty.
           
          from Mesa, AZ
          Age Range:65 or over
          ,
          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          PostedAugust 29, 2019
          Overall rating 
          5.0 out of 5
          5.0 out of 5
          Quality 
          5.0 out of 5
          5.0 out of 5
          This is a nice unit. About 10 years ago, I bought a washer that had the same performance specifications as this unit, and it had sufficient power to do some serious cleaning. When we left Iowa, we sold it, but my wife said several times since she would like another one. My old system also had a Honda engine, which held up nicely. This unit has less shielding, which makes connecting the hoses much easier (very positive). Only concern here is if the hot engine accidently gets a blast of cold water, and would that possibly cause the engine to seize up. It shouldn’t be too difficult to keep the spray away from the engine, so possibility of damage should be slim. I like the feature of being able Read More
          This is a nice unit. About 10 years ago, I bought a washer that had the same performance specifications as this unit, and it had sufficient power to do some serious cleaning. When we left Iowa, we sold it, but my wife said several times since she would like another one. My old system also had a Honda engine, which held up nicely. This unit has less shielding, which makes connecting the hoses much easier (very positive). Only concern here is if the hot engine accidently gets a blast of cold water, and would that possibly cause the engine to seize up. It shouldn’t be too difficult to keep the spray away from the engine, so possibility of damage should be slim. I like the feature of being able to reposition the handle, to make the storage area smaller. The wheels can also be removed quickly with a hitch pin, should a person need more room in transporting this in a SUV or similar vehicle. I was surprised these plastic wheels have ball bearings. I actually had some problems with the wheels on my previous washer, with the tabs holding the hug cap breaking. These wheels have a neat spoked design, and don’t need hug caps to look nice. This is the first time I used the adjustable spray head. It’s more convenient, and fewer small pieces to possibly loose. With only one spray head, you can leave it connected all the time. The only area I was disappointed with is the location of the engine’s rope pull in relation to the front handle. You have to pull at an angle, which isn’t good. Read Less
          Images for this Review
          (click to see full-size image)
          User submitted photo
          User submitted photo
          This image was submitted as a sweepstakes entry.
          +1point
          1out of 1found this review helpful.
           
          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
          ,
          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Verified Purchase:Yes
          I've used this material a couple times for various projects, but none of them water based. It m...
          PostedAugust 27, 2019
          Overall rating 
          5.0 out of 5
          5.0 out of 5
          I've used this material a couple times for various projects, but none of them water based. It might do okay with that, but I can't comment. My latest project is making a large medicine cabinet tucked into the wall, with a dressing mirror door up front.
          0points
          0out of 0found this review helpful.
           
          The Test Pro digital multi-meter from Ideal is rugged and affordable with all the basic functions electricians and technicians need to troubleshoot electrical circuits. TRMS testers are more accurate when measuring more complex no sinusoidal waveforms. 600-Volt CAT III rated and is safe to use at electrical panels and branch wiring in a building. The large LCD display is easy to read and is backlit for dark environments. Battery included.
           
          from Mesa, AZ
          Age Range:65 or over
          ,
          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          PostedAugust 25, 2019
          Overall rating 
          3.0 out of 5
          3.0 out of 5
          No, I do not recommend this product.
          This unit as some issues I don’t like, compared to my current tester. The main issue is the method of the cable connections. The end fittings have an odd connection, and they have plugs to fit in the connectors to keep them clean. Unfortunately, these small parts are easy to lose. They have alligator clips (which could be a nice feature), but they also have little plugs to get lost. Actually, I wasn’t able to make continuity with the alligator clip to the lead wire, so they are worthless. On my older unit, I made a couple jumper wires with alligator clips on them, and they would serve the same function, in addition to allow continuity testing of longer items. The temperature probe has a Read More
          This unit as some issues I don’t like, compared to my current tester. The main issue is the method of the cable connections. The end fittings have an odd connection, and they have plugs to fit in the connectors to keep them clean. Unfortunately, these small parts are easy to lose. They have alligator clips (which could be a nice feature), but they also have little plugs to get lost. Actually, I wasn’t able to make continuity with the alligator clip to the lead wire, so they are worthless. On my older unit, I made a couple jumper wires with alligator clips on them, and they would serve the same function, in addition to allow continuity testing of longer items. The temperature probe has a double terminal plug in to insert in the tester. No instructions, but I see they have a small + - stamp on the plug (if you didn’t know it, you will miss it), and the negative terminal must be in the common plug of the tester. Certainly, could have been made easier if it was color coded, or at least make the markings more prominent, and make the markings match the label on the tester. I think the basic tester is okay, but the hardware to use it is poor. Read Less
          Images for this Review
          (click to see full-size image)
          User submitted photo
          This image was submitted as a sweepstakes entry.
          0points
          0out of 0found this review helpful.
           
          << 1 2 3 4 5 ... 17 >>
           
          BigMike76's Questions
           
          BigMike76 has not submitted any questions.
           
          BigMike76's Answers
           
          20-Volt MAX XR Cordless Compact Router provides power like a corded compact router while providing the convenience of a cordless tool. The plastic fixed base and dual LED lights help to illuminate the work surface and provide superior bit visibility. This cordless router is equipped with variable speed control for optimal bit speed in each application. The release clamp allows for quick and easy bit and base change.
           

          Can this router be placed into a router table?

          Asked by
          Mike3700
          June 26, 2019
          Asked by
          BigMike76
          Mesa, AZ
          September 20, 2019
          Answer: 
          Not sure if you are planning on making a router table, as I seen something like that awhile back, for working with miniature projects. You could also remove the current base plate, and drill holes in the router table plate to match this router. Keep in mind, this will not have near the power bigger routers have.
           
          The 32 in. Pre-Lit LED Artificial Christmas Wreath with 250 splendidly LED Micro Dot lights and 1404 Tips adds simple elegance to your home. The lighting is energy efficient to keep your costs down. This wreath adds holiday cheer to your space.
           

          Are the lights the regular cool lights or are they the bright illuminated lights?

          Asked by
          Cindy
          December 26, 2018
          Asked by
          BigMike76
          Mesa, AZ
          September 18, 2019
          Answer: 
          The lights are micro dot lights, I believe LED,, but do a decent job. See picture.
          User submitted photo
           
          The 32 in. Pre-Lit LED Artificial Christmas Wreath with 250 splendidly LED Micro Dot lights and 1404 Tips adds simple elegance to your home. The lighting is energy efficient to keep your costs down. This wreath adds holiday cheer to your space.
           

          Can this be hung uncovered outdoors? The specifications on the page say 'indoor/outdoor' in one s...

          Asked by
          SteveVA
          September 17, 2019
          Can this be hung uncovered outdoors? The specifications on the page say 'indoor/outdoor' in one section and 'indoor/outdoor (covered)' in another section
          Asked by
          BigMike76
          Mesa, AZ
          September 18, 2019
          Answer: 
          I had similar comments. I'm sure whoever wrote the instructions picked up a generic form, and then added the new details. The final statement on line (n) says for indoor and outdoor use. I'll be using mine outdoors. I can't imagine anyone using it indoors.
           
          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
           
          << 1 2 3 4 5 ... 17 >>