BigMike76
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    4.3 out of 5
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    March 6, 2018
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      • Review count
        110
      • Helpfulness votes
        33
      • Average rating
        4.3
        4.3 out of 5
      • First Review:
        March 6, 2018
      • Last Review:
        January 24, 2020
       
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          This classically styled wall mount lantern from Home Decorators Collection is sure to brighten the look of any home. The hand applied black finish with gold highlights will illuminate as well as decorate. The clear seeded glass augments the light from the 60-Watt bulb (not included). Die-cast aluminum construction ensures long-lasting beauty and durability.
           
          from Mesa, AZ
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          PostedNovember 29, 2019
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          This is a nice looking unit. I like the gold highlights on the soft black finish. The “rain drop” glass also looks classy. The small capped nuts which are used for servicing the light bulb are in a position which works pretty well. I used to have a unit in a previous house where it was awkward to install, and I remembered dropping the small hardware in the flower bed. Hard to find. I wished the unit had a motion sensor with dusk to dawn setting.
          Pros: Looks Great
          Cons: no motion detector
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          I have a smaller one of these which I’ve found can be very handy in certain situations. Initiall...
          PostedNovember 23, 2019
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          I have a smaller one of these which I’ve found can be very handy in certain situations. Initially, this unit looked very good, but it has a problem. The handle portion of the tool sticks up past the blade. I found that the slot in the blade had enough clearance that you can force the blade up to clear the handle, but this makes using the tool awkward. I disassembled the tool, and ground down the handle on a stationary belt sander, so it now clears. It’s pretty easy to make a neat looking radius with the belt sander. With the modified handle, I’d rate this 5 stars, as it has good gripping power and is accurate. However, since the design had the handle too large, I dropped the rating to 2 Read More
          I have a smaller one of these which I’ve found can be very handy in certain situations. Initially, this unit looked very good, but it has a problem. The handle portion of the tool sticks up past the blade. I found that the slot in the blade had enough clearance that you can force the blade up to clear the handle, but this makes using the tool awkward. I disassembled the tool, and ground down the handle on a stationary belt sander, so it now clears. It’s pretty easy to make a neat looking radius with the belt sander. With the modified handle, I’d rate this 5 stars, as it has good gripping power and is accurate. However, since the design had the handle too large, I dropped the rating to 2 stars. Read Less
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          Providing a high-quality connection for modern digital audio and video equipment, this two-pack of coaxial wall plates makes connecting coaxial cables with F-connectors a breeze. Offering a 2.4 GHz transmission speed, this kit includes the mounting screws for an easy installation. Color: White.
           
          from Mesa, AZ
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          PostedNovember 5, 2019
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          I’ve used several of these plates over the years. It’s definitely the way to go when bringing coaxial cable down in the walls, to make a nice connection to your TV. On my current application (see picture) I have two cables coming down, one for the satellite signal, and one for an antenna. I’ve got a couple comments on installation.
          1. Use a stud finder, to locate the studs near the area you wish the bring the cable down.
          2. Cut an opening in the wall where this plate will be located.
          3. Drill a small hole in the ceiling directly above this cutout. Push a stiff wire through the hole, so you can locate the location once you are in the attic.
          4. In the attic, drill a ¾” hole through the
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          I’ve used several of these plates over the years. It’s definitely the way to go when bringing coaxial cable down in the walls, to make a nice connection to your TV. On my current application (see picture) I have two cables coming down, one for the satellite signal, and one for an antenna. I’ve got a couple comments on installation.
          1. Use a stud finder, to locate the studs near the area you wish the bring the cable down.
          2. Cut an opening in the wall where this plate will be located.
          3. Drill a small hole in the ceiling directly above this cutout. Push a stiff wire through the hole, so you can locate the location once you are in the attic.
          4. In the attic, drill a ¾” hole through the wall’s top plate (usually 3” thick)
          5. Feed your coaxial cable down this hole, pull it through the opening. If you can’t snag the cable, you may need to push an electrical fish wire down the hole first.
          6. I believe code wants you to caulk the ¾” hole after your cable is through.
          7. Push a little plaster in ceiling’s location hole, to finish that up.
          Home Depot sells “low voltage” box, which is ideal for this, and easy to install. I know some people just screw this cover plate to the sheetrock, but I certainly wouldn’t recommend it. The box allows the initial hole to be slightly larger (handy to locate the cable), plus the screw socket will be considerably more robust.
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          With a generous 29.7 cu. ft. capacity, this Door-in-Door Refrigerator with CustomChill drawer provides customizable capacity for even more ways to use your space. From post-workout protein shakes to after-school snacks, LG's Door-in-Door design keeps all your favorites at your fingertips while reducing cold air loss up to 47% to help keep foods fresher longer. And thanks to the versatile CustomChill drawer you have additional refrigerator or freezer space when you need it. Plus, our advanced Smart Cooling Plus system is designed to maintain superior humidity and temperature levels to help keep food fresher longer while the Fresh Air Filter helps keep food tasting its best. Color: Stainless Steel.
           
          from Mesa, AZ
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          PostedOctober 31, 2019
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          I’m giving my 5-star rating based on having the wall behind the refrigerator modified, so the refrigerator can slide back further. There are a lot of nice features, but those should be obvious to the new buyer, so I’ll concentrate my review what’s not so obvious. This refrigerator has extra capacity, but gets it by being deeper. If your wall is not recessed, I recommend you slide your current refrigerator out, place some masking tape on the floor, and mark a distance of 36” from the back of the wall to where the front of the refrigerator will set. Slide your old refrigerator back into position, but stop when the door face matches this 36” mark. Are you happy with that placement? That is Read More
          I’m giving my 5-star rating based on having the wall behind the refrigerator modified, so the refrigerator can slide back further. There are a lot of nice features, but those should be obvious to the new buyer, so I’ll concentrate my review what’s not so obvious. This refrigerator has extra capacity, but gets it by being deeper. If your wall is not recessed, I recommend you slide your current refrigerator out, place some masking tape on the floor, and mark a distance of 36” from the back of the wall to where the front of the refrigerator will set. Slide your old refrigerator back into position, but stop when the door face matches this 36” mark. Are you happy with that placement? That is where the new one will end up. This refrig is 3” deeper than our old one. The solution to the problem is to modify the wall behind the refrig. which will place the refrig back almost 4” further. This is the second remodel I’ve done this to. The most common way is to remove the sheetrock and studs behind the refrigerator, and then replace the backside wall with ¾” plywood. In my earlier job, the back wall was wallpapered, so texturing wasn’t an issue. However, it’s possible to have it textured. On this remodel, I actually left the back sheetrock in place, and glued ¼” plywood to it (clamp it while drying by placing using several 2x4s on each side of the wall, screwed together, clamping the wall – it’s easy to later plaster the screw holes). I recommend gluing hardwood plywood with the grain running horizontal. On the floor, anchor a 1 ¼” angle iron to the floor, providing support for the base. LG recommends you leave 2” space behind the backside, so I cut some wood blocks to rest against the angle iron to properly position the refrigerator when pushed back into its location. The wiring will also have to be moved off to the side. If you’re a handyman, this won’t be a big of a challenge, but does take some time. An oscillating saw works best for trimming away the old sheetrock, and cutting the old 2x4s. If the wall you want to modify is a support wall, then the job becomes more complicated, but not impossible.
          The one item I was a little disappointed in, is that the right hand door needs to be almost all the way closed before the “self-closing” feature works. Otherwise, a very nice unit. My wife likes it a lot.
          If you need further details on modifying the wall, ask the question on Home Depot’s post. There is a good chance I’ll see it, and I’ll respond.
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          Pros: Lots of Features, Stylish
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          The Milwaukee BIG HAWG Carbide Hole Saw Kit with PACKOUT Case is the best solution for nail-embedded wood and abrasive material applications. This hole saw kit offers extreme life utilizing advanced carbide technology. The BIG HAWG gives users 50X more life in demanding applications with the ability to cut 1000+ more nails. The heavy-duty hole saw has 10X larger carbide teeth that rip through materials 5 times faster. Deeper slots allow for fast and easy plug removal. The BIG HAWG hole saw is the best solution for cutting through the toughest materials, including nails, cement board, shingles, plaster and stucco. The Milwaukee 9-piece hole saw kit includes 4 BIG HAWG hole saws, 2 pilot bits, an arbor and a diamond file.
           
          from Mesa, AZ
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          PostedOctober 30, 2019
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          I didn’t know there was such a thing as carbide hole saws. This is a heavy duty set. The saws have three teeth, regardless of the hole size. The carbide insert is much longer than the typical circular saw blade. I assume this is to obtain sufficient brazing length, as the force will be considerably higher when you have interrupted cuts, such as hitting nails in wood. The length of these hole saws are about ½” longer than standard cutters, for deeper cuts. The clean-out slot is open at the bottom, for easier cleanout.
          The pilot drill point is carbide tipped drill, plus they include a couple very nice 3/8” spade bits.
          The storage case is deluxe and also heavy duty, but I don’t like the bulk
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          I didn’t know there was such a thing as carbide hole saws. This is a heavy duty set. The saws have three teeth, regardless of the hole size. The carbide insert is much longer than the typical circular saw blade. I assume this is to obtain sufficient brazing length, as the force will be considerably higher when you have interrupted cuts, such as hitting nails in wood. The length of these hole saws are about ½” longer than standard cutters, for deeper cuts. The clean-out slot is open at the bottom, for easier cleanout.
          The pilot drill point is carbide tipped drill, plus they include a couple very nice 3/8” spade bits.
          The storage case is deluxe and also heavy duty, but I don’t like the bulk of the system. For me, storage space is always a premium, and I prefer to stack the cutters for storage.
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          Pros: Long-Lasting
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          Aura Bluetooth Smart Lock is a keyless entry electronic deadbolt featuring SmartKey. Using the Kwikset App within Bluetooth range, you can lock/unlock the Aura Smart Lock and program up to 250 user access codes that can be scheduled and customized. The crisp, clean appearance of the Satin Nickel finish adds to the overall look of the product and brings a modern feel.
           

          Does this support Samsung Note 5

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          Mimi
          January 18, 2020
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          BigMike76
          Mesa, AZ
          January 19, 2020
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          I don't have Samsung equipment, but I suspect it has blue-tooth capability. If it does, then you should have no problem pairing up to this lock. You should be able to go into settings, and see if there is a Blue-tooth App. on your notebook.
           
          Type NM-B (non-metallic-sheathed cable) may be used for both exposed and concealed work in normally dry locations at temperatures not to exceed 90°C (with ampacity limited to that for 60°C conductors) as specified in the NEC 1. NM-B cable is primarily used in residential wiring as branch circuits for outlets, switches and other loads. NM-B cable may be run in air voids of masonry block or tile walls where such walls are not subject to excessive moisture or dampness. Voltage rating for NM-B cable is 600-Volt.
           

          What gauge wire do i use on a 15 amp table saw with a 50 foot run

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          Steve
          January 11, 2020
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          BigMike76
          Mesa, AZ
          January 12, 2020
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          If your saw pulls 15 amp (which I expect is correct), then you will want a 20 amp circuit, which requires this I2 gauge wire. I had a table saw this size and used the 20 amp circuit, and would still occasionally trip the circuit.
           
          With a generous 29.7 cu. ft. capacity, this Door-in-Door Refrigerator with CustomChill drawer provides customizable capacity for even more ways to use your space. From post-workout protein shakes to after-school snacks, LG's Door-in-Door design keeps all your favorites at your fingertips while reducing cold air loss up to 47% to help keep foods fresher longer. And thanks to the versatile CustomChill drawer you have additional refrigerator or freezer space when you need it. Plus, our advanced Smart Cooling Plus system is designed to maintain superior humidity and temperature levels to help keep food fresher longer while the Fresh Air Filter helps keep food tasting its best. Color: Stainless Steel.
           

          Why does this not have a fingerprint and smudge resistant feature when the models less expensive ...

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          Shopper
          October 5, 2019
          Why does this not have a fingerprint and smudge resistant feature when the models less expensive do have it. Without this, I feel it is a deal breaker.
          Asked by
          BigMike76
          Mesa, AZ
          January 8, 2020
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          I had the same question, but it is not as sensitive to fingerprints as some stainless units. I'm guessing some of the finishes are a patented surface.
           
          With a generous 29.7 cu. ft. capacity, this Door-in-Door Refrigerator with CustomChill drawer provides customizable capacity for even more ways to use your space. From post-workout protein shakes to after-school snacks, LG's Door-in-Door design keeps all your favorites at your fingertips while reducing cold air loss up to 47% to help keep foods fresher longer. And thanks to the versatile CustomChill drawer you have additional refrigerator or freezer space when you need it. Plus, our advanced Smart Cooling Plus system is designed to maintain superior humidity and temperature levels to help keep food fresher longer while the Fresh Air Filter helps keep food tasting its best. Color: Stainless Steel.
           

          How deep is the chill drawer?

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          heather
          January 3, 2020
          How deep is the chill drawer?
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          BigMike76
          Mesa, AZ
          January 8, 2020
          Answer: 
          I'm assuming you are referring to the middle drawer. Inside dimension is 23" deep, and about 6.5" tall
           
          With a generous 29.7 cu. ft. capacity, this Door-in-Door Refrigerator with CustomChill drawer provides customizable capacity for even more ways to use your space. From post-workout protein shakes to after-school snacks, LG's Door-in-Door design keeps all your favorites at your fingertips while reducing cold air loss up to 47% to help keep foods fresher longer. And thanks to the versatile CustomChill drawer you have additional refrigerator or freezer space when you need it. Plus, our advanced Smart Cooling Plus system is designed to maintain superior humidity and temperature levels to help keep food fresher longer while the Fresh Air Filter helps keep food tasting its best. Color: Stainless Steel.
           

          Hi ..for haow long they had warranty ?

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          Falcon
          January 7, 2020
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          BigMike76
          Mesa, AZ
          January 8, 2020
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          It says 5 years parts & warranty. I've found if a unit works fine the first week or so, it will probably be okay for some time.
           
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