BigMike76
  • Review count
    108
  • Helpfulness votes
    33
  • Average rating
    4.3
    4.3 out of 5
  • First Review:
    March 6, 2018
  • Last Review:
    December 5, 2019
 
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      • Review count
        108
      • Helpfulness votes
        33
      • Average rating
        4.3
        4.3 out of 5
      • First Review:
        March 6, 2018
      • Last Review:
        December 5, 2019
       
      Questions & Answers
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        • Answer count
          112
           
           
           
           
          BigMike76's Reviews
           
          Citrus Food is available in a convenient 5 lb. bag and is ideal for the consumer who wants one product for all of their fruit yielding plants. Citrus Food has a balanced formula of macro and micro nutrients beneficial for tree vigor, maximum yields and high quality fruit. Citrus Food contains 12% sulfur that enhances disease resistance and allows more nutrients to become more available to fruit trees throughout the growing season. Citrus Food is specially formulated to provide robust tree growth in the highly alkaline soils of the Southwest United States. Citrus Food can also be used to feed fruit trees, berry bushes, tropical fruit trees and grape vines.
           
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Verified Purchase:Yes
          This is actually a tough product to review. I've used this brand the last couple years, and our ...
          PostedApril 2, 2019
          Overall rating 
          4.0 out of 5
          4.0 out of 5
          This is actually a tough product to review. I've used this brand the last couple years, and our lemon and grapefruit have done well. Don't know how well they would have done without it. I've been told to normally fertilize the trees on Labor Day and Memorial Day. However, I have an orange tree that is 3 years old, and hasn't developed any blooms. My neighbor suggested I fertilize that tree more often, thus the recent purchase.
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          When it comes to general purpose clean up, Grease Monkey Pro Cleaning Latex Gloves are your go-to for protection. Water resistant, these gloves are designed to clean deep. With a micro cotton lining for comfort and flexibility these gloves are ready to take on the dirtiest jobs. Color: Yellow.
           
          from Mesa, AZ
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          For my hands (and I have fairly big hands), the fingers on the gloves were a little long, but the...
          PostedApril 1, 2019
          Overall rating 
          3.0 out of 5
          3.0 out of 5
          No, I do not recommend this product.
          For my hands (and I have fairly big hands), the fingers on the gloves were a little long, but the fit around the fingers was tighter than what I prefer. This made it difficult to put on and off. To remove, it was impossible to pull the glove off by pulling the fingers.
          I use rubber gloves when applying stain to wood. I’ve had some disposable gloves dissolve with oil base stains. I rubbed some mineral spirits on the glove, but could see no reaction, so I expect they will hold up for this application.
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          Inspired by geometric designs found in mid-century modern furniture, this Ara 24 in. double towel bar makes a bold statement in understated fashion. The uncomplicated design will pair well with almost any decor in the bath. Complete your look today with the entire Ara bath collection from Delta (sold separately). Color: Chrome.
           
          from Mesa, AZ
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          PostedMarch 29, 2019
          Overall rating 
          5.0 out of 5
          5.0 out of 5
          I was surprised how heavy the cast side members are. Certainly robust. The unit is designed to blend in with faucet design that has square corners and bright chrome. In our application, the vanity is in a different room, so it wasn’t a concern.
          The brackets stick out from the wall 6 ½”. The cross bars can be trimmed if the 24” width is too wide. There is a template with the instruction sheet for mounting the retaining brackets. If you need a shorter installation, subtract the actual width of the mounting bracket dimension from the distance noted on the template, and this is the amount you trim the cross bars.
          The only area I thought was pretty awkward was how close the retaining set
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          I was surprised how heavy the cast side members are. Certainly robust. The unit is designed to blend in with faucet design that has square corners and bright chrome. In our application, the vanity is in a different room, so it wasn’t a concern.
          The brackets stick out from the wall 6 ½”. The cross bars can be trimmed if the 24” width is too wide. There is a template with the instruction sheet for mounting the retaining brackets. If you need a shorter installation, subtract the actual width of the mounting bracket dimension from the distance noted on the template, and this is the amount you trim the cross bars.
          The only area I thought was pretty awkward was how close the retaining set screws are to the wall. Made it kind of difficult to screw it in, while holding everything in place.
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          This heavy-duty, all-steel, safety glass scraper has plating to ensure smooth operation. The retractable safety scraper with exclusive, intermediate safety blade position keeps the blade from sliding out while in use. Included are 5 replacement single edge blades in a patented plastic dispenser.
           
          from Mesa, AZ
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          A decent unit, but the detent feels a little bit crude. I appears to work best by extending the ...
          PostedMarch 29, 2019
          Overall rating 
          4.0 out of 5
          4.0 out of 5
          A decent unit, but the detent feels a little bit crude. I appears to work best by extending the blade all the way, then let it fall back into the detent as you apply pressure to the blade.
          The blade can only be installed from one direction. Not sure why they designed it that way. If you look closely, they have the metal stamped on which way to insert the blade.
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          The Freeman PE4118GF Cordless 20-Volt 4-in-1 18-Gauge 2 in. Flooring Nailer and Stapler with Lithium-Ion Batteries, Case, and Fasteners is the ultimate choice for installing flooring and tackling finish work at the house and job site. Use the 45° nose attachment to install tongue and groove flooring, or remove it for applications such as molding and trim, insulation, plastic sheeting, cabinetry, paneling, and hobbies and crafts. This electric tool is compatible with 18-Gauge brad nails from 3/4 in. to 2 in. and 18-Gauge 1/4 in. narrow crown staples from 3/4 in. to 1-5/8 in. A select fire switch on the side panel toggles between sequential firing for precision or bump firing for speed. The cordless eliminates the need to be tethered to a loud and heavy air compressor. The no mar tip protects your work surface, ensuring professional results for DIYers as well as construction contractors. Upgraded features of this innovative cordless tool include the Freeman F20 Platform (20-Volt instead of 18), battery level indicator lights, a 4 Amp rapid charger up from 1.7 Amp, and a re-engineered nose for less jamming. A 45° flooring attachment, two 20-Volt lithium-ion batteries, a rapid charger, 500 brad nails, 500 staples, adjustment tools, and a blow molded case are included. The Cordless 20-Volt 4-in-1 18-Gauge 2 in. Flooring Nailer and Stapler comes at a fraction of the cost of 4 separate tools, and is covered by Freeman's 1-Year Professional Tool Warranty.
           
          from Mesa, AZ
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          PostedMarch 27, 2019
          Overall rating 
          5.0 out of 5
          5.0 out of 5
          A couple key discussion items.
          First, I was questioning if the 18-gauge nails would be sufficient for ¾” oak flooring. My flooring project is still a couple months off at my daughter’s house, but I decided to get gun early, and run some sample pieces. The thinner gauge nails are better for doing less damage which occasionally can split the tongue, which is a definite positive, but I was questioning on the retention power of the thinner nail in the plywood sub-floor. The only ¾” plywood I had was oak veneer, so it may be a little denser that sub-floor, but this is what my tests are based on. I nailed down a couple rows, and used a pry bar to lift them loose. I had no way of measuring the
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          A couple key discussion items.
          First, I was questioning if the 18-gauge nails would be sufficient for ¾” oak flooring. My flooring project is still a couple months off at my daughter’s house, but I decided to get gun early, and run some sample pieces. The thinner gauge nails are better for doing less damage which occasionally can split the tongue, which is a definite positive, but I was questioning on the retention power of the thinner nail in the plywood sub-floor. The only ¾” plywood I had was oak veneer, so it may be a little denser that sub-floor, but this is what my tests are based on. I nailed down a couple rows, and used a pry bar to lift them loose. I had no way of measuring the force, but it seemed ample rigid to me.
          Another discussion item is the decision to buy verses rent. I rented a pneumatic unit about 6 years ago for the hardwood flooring in our previous home. I usually work alone, and the project took longer than I initially thought. A couple factors I wasn’t thinking about. I’m kind of fussy about the wood, and certain boards look better under the kitchen cabinets or in a closet than they do in the middle of the floor. This ate up some extra time sorting boards as I opened the bundles. However, the real kicker was finding some small holes (wood mites). I refused to use these boards. A representive from the mill called me, and explained the kiln temperature is high enough to kill the mites. However, you have no insurance the mites didn’t infect the wood after the kiln. I had a similar problem with wood mites on some regular oak boards. Anyway, my flooring boards were special order, so I needed to order more. (more delays).
          Another discussion item is being cordless. Many times, the hose on pneumatic units can be a pain for snagging on items, so I’m expecting this unit being cordless being a nice blessing.
          The unit has an adaptor to change the 45-degree nailing angle to a straight down nailing position. They suggest you can also use the gun in this capacity for cabinet work and molding with this attachment. While this is true, the gun is kind of heavy, so it won’t be too convenient for those type of applications. Obviously, if you don’t have a lighter gun available, this will work.
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          SHEETROCK Brand All-Purpose 3.5 Qt. Joint Compound combines single-package convenience with good taping and topping performance. This compound features great open time and cold bond, and has smooth and slick properties. Excellent for making small drywall and plaster repairs.
           

          Can this be mixed with water for a more dilute paste?

          Asked by
          bill
          October 7, 2018
          Can this be mixed with water for a more dilute paste?
          Asked by
          BigMike76
          Mesa, AZ
          October 8, 2018
          Answer: 
          Yes it can. I assume you want it thinner for a texture. I've had some older pails of it, where it started to get a little dry, and I add water and mix it up. A good rule when storing this it to be sure the sides of the pail are clean, and then smooth the top surface to minimize air exposure. I clean the sides with a damp paper towel. Otherwise, if it dries with any hard chunks, it makes taping very Read More
          Yes it can. I assume you want it thinner for a texture. I've had some older pails of it, where it started to get a little dry, and I add water and mix it up. A good rule when storing this it to be sure the sides of the pail are clean, and then smooth the top surface to minimize air exposure. I clean the sides with a damp paper towel. Otherwise, if it dries with any hard chunks, it makes taping very tough. I've heard some guys also place a plastic wrap on the top surface before storing. Read Less
           
          The Woodgrain Millwork 11/16 in. x 2-1/4 in. WM 356 Prime Finger-Jointed Casing is used around doors and windows to cover the gaps between the frames and walls. Prime Finger-Jointed WM 356 Casing is the finishing touch on any window and door. You can combine casing with a back band to create a bold one of kind look. Color: White.
           

          I want to order 96 lin. Feet of this molding

          Asked by
          John
          July 10, 2018
          I want to order 96 lin. Feet of this molding
          Asked by
          BigMike76
          September 11, 2018
          Answer: 
          Actually there is no question, but I think you realize it's important to secure all the molding the same manufacturer. Years ago, I mixed some molding, and although they look close, they often are not the same. Not an issue, unless you miter the corners of two different sources, and you can then easily see that they don't match.
           
          The Deft, INC. 1 gal. Clear Semi-gloss Wood Finish Brushing Lacquer seals and finishes interior wood products. It also helps protect interior metal products from tarnishing. It applies easily with a roller pad or brush and is safe for use on hardwoods. The oil-based formula resists yellowing, alcohol and fruit juice. This lacquer dries to the touch is about 30 minutes and is cleaned with paint thinner.
           

          Can this be sprayed on?

          Asked by
          JohnW
          September 21, 2017
          Asked by
          BigMike76
          September 4, 2018
          Answer: 
          I think the instructions suggest no, but I've sprayed this for years, and have had excellent results.
           
          The Deft, INC. 1 gal. Clear Semi-gloss Wood Finish Brushing Lacquer seals and finishes interior wood products. It also helps protect interior metal products from tarnishing. It applies easily with a roller pad or brush and is safe for use on hardwoods. The oil-based formula resists yellowing, alcohol and fruit juice. This lacquer dries to the touch is about 30 minutes and is cleaned with paint thinner.
           

          Is this oil based?

          Asked by
          Pumpkin
          November 9, 2017
          Is this oil based?
          Asked by
          BigMike76
          September 4, 2018
          Answer: 
          No, it's lacquer based. You will need lacquer thinner to clean your equipment. Very robust finish.
           
          The Deft, INC. 1 gal. Clear Semi-gloss Wood Finish Brushing Lacquer seals and finishes interior wood products. It also helps protect interior metal products from tarnishing. It applies easily with a roller pad or brush and is safe for use on hardwoods. The oil-based formula resists yellowing, alcohol and fruit juice. This lacquer dries to the touch is about 30 minutes and is cleaned with paint thinner.
           

          can this be used on rock fireplace wall. need shine

          Asked by
          ginnyrae
          March 16, 2018
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          BigMike76
          September 4, 2018
          Answer: 
          I'm sure you can. l have also used this on some bright brass door handles which got tarnished. I always do a final cleaning with lacquer thinner. For your application, clean the rocks as good as you can with TSP, and then wash one more time with thinner. Not sure if your skin is sensitive to thinner, so you may need to wear some heavy protective gloves.
           
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