BigMike76
  • Review count
    65
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    22
  • Average rating
    4.2
    4.2 out of 5
  • First Review:
    March 6, 2018
  • Last Review:
    August 20, 2019
 
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      • Review count
        65
      • Helpfulness votes
        22
      • Average rating
        4.2
        4.2 out of 5
      • First Review:
        March 6, 2018
      • Last Review:
        August 20, 2019
       
      Questions & Answers
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          BigMike76's Reviews
           
          3M Imperial wet or dry Sandpaper 1500 grit, 3-2/3 in. x 9 in. (9.29 cm x 22.8 cm), open stock. Wet or dry abrasives are specially designed for wet or dry sanding. Use 3M Imperial wet or dry sandpaper for a premiere finish on lacquers, primers, sealers, plastics and paints. For final or between coats sanding.
           
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          I've been making some fancy pens, and some of the pen blanks I've used are acrylic. To finish th...
          PostedMay 14, 2019
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          I've been making some fancy pens, and some of the pen blanks I've used are acrylic. To finish them after turning, you use a series sandpapers, ending up with this 1500. After this application, I use a liquid polish that is normally used to finish of the acrylic headlights. Project turned out very nice. For my application, I used one sheet per pen. The grits I used were 150, 220, 360, 600, 1500.
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          This crystal-clear Clear Wood Finish 1 qt. Satin Brushing Lacquer is safe for use on rosewoods and other exotic hardwoods. It applies easily with a brush or pad and dries clear in just 30 minutes.
           
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          Deft is my favorite top coat by far. On bigger jobs, I’ll use my spray gun. However, on smaller...
          PostedApril 30, 2019
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          Deft is my favorite top coat by far. On bigger jobs, I’ll use my spray gun. However, on smaller jobs, I’ll brush on the coats. I apply two or three coats, then do a light sanding, and apply the final coat. If brushing, I’ll often buy Deft spray can for the top coat, but you can still get a decent final finish with the brush. Don't over brush when applying. Another key advantage is the quick drying. Less chance of dust failing on the finish, plus you can recoat much faster (I usually wait about an hour). The finish is very durable, and very smooth.
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          The stark SAE socket bit set features a 13-piece collection of hex sockets to accommodate to the needs of professionals and DIY handyman. Each of our bit sockets is individually constructed by undergoing heat treatment and machine engineered to have superior strength and durability. Great when used to install, fasten, tighten or remove fasteners and nuts. These hex socket bits are designed to withstand both high torque and force without twisting and distorting in shape. This multi-purpose hex socket set is compatible for a broad variety of workshop and handyman projects.
           
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          PostedApril 19, 2019
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          Function appears to be good. As a test, I gripped the large one in a vise, and put a 100 ft-lb torque on the socket end. Changes I would like to see are:
          1. On the socket end, have the manufactures name engraved on it.
          2. Assuming you have both the Metric and SAE set, then it would have been nice to have the Allen wrenches color coded on the socket end, usually blue for Metric and red for SAE. I have some socket sets that have this thin color band on the ends of the sockets, and I really like it. Ideally the depth of the groove is only as deep as the chrome plating.
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          The stark tamperproof torx socket bit set features a 13-piece collection of Torx bit sockets to accommodate to the needs of professionals and DIY handyman. Each of our bit sockets is individually constructed by undergoing heat treatment and machine engineered to have superior strength and durability. Great when used to install, fasten, tighten or remove fasteners and nuts. These torx socket bits are designed to withstand both high torque and force without twisting and distorting in shape. This multi-purpose torx socket set is compatible for a broad variety of workshop and handyman projects.
           
          from Mesa, AZ
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          PostedApril 18, 2019
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          This Torx set is fabricated very similar to their Allen wrench set; the Torx point is bonded into basically a socket. I was able to put 100 ft-lbs torque on the large socket with no issues. I was surprised there are so many different Torx sizes. Although normally not of any value, each sockets also list the size number. I see occasionally a component’s instructions will reference which Torx wrench size to use. I’m a little surprised (and disappointed) the manufacturer’s name is not stamped on each socket. Otherwise, a very nice set.
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          The stark metric socket bit set features a 13-piece collection of hex sockets to accommodate to the needs of professionals and DIY handyman. Each of our bit sockets is individually constructed by undergoing heat treatment and machine engineered to have superior strength and durability. Great when used to install, fasten, tighten or remove fasteners and nuts. These hex socket bits are designed to withstand both high torque and force without twisting and distorting in shape. This multi-purpose hex socket set is compatible for a broad variety of workshop and handyman projects.
           
          from Mesa, AZ
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          Received free product:Yes
          PostedApril 18, 2019
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          I had a set years ago which my son borrowed and forgot to return. Anyway, this set appears to be nicer. The old set used an Allen screw to lock in the point into a socket. Occasionally those would loosen, and I actually lost the point off of one. These units have Allen points bonded into place, and appears to be robust. I haven’t had the opportunity yet to put high torque on one of the big sizes yet. I have no reason to suspect they will not hold. These units have the Allen size stamped on the socket, which is nice. You will want to have straight handle socket drivers, ideally both the ¼” and 3/8” size.
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          A fast-setting, lightweight, polymer-modified, cement-based grout that offers consistent color without mottling or shading, regardless of tile type, temperature or humidity. Creates dense joints that provide more stain resistance than standard cement grouts. Cures quickly and develops high early-strength to accommodate grout joints from 1/16 in. to 1/2 in. Prism may be used for interior or exterior installations, including floors, countertops, walls, ceilings, showers, fountains and pools.
           

          Can this be applied over old grout to fill cracks, chips and gaps?

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          emm
          Wyoming
          August 23, 2016
          The old grout job cleared too much grout between the tiles and it should really be refilled or be topped off with new grout. I would never bother to chip out the old grout, but I would consider going to the effort of applying fresh grout on top of the old if I have some chance at sucess.
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          BigMike76
          August 20, 2019
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          I think the chance of success is slim. If you had a minimum depth of about 0.1", or if the spacing is less than this, then perhaps the depth could match the spacing. Keep in mind your old floor will have had a sealer on it, which would also have a negative effect on the bonding. A nice tool for this project is an oscillating saw, with a special blade for grout removal. Easy to use and works pretty Read More
          I think the chance of success is slim. If you had a minimum depth of about 0.1", or if the spacing is less than this, then perhaps the depth could match the spacing. Keep in mind your old floor will have had a sealer on it, which would also have a negative effect on the bonding. A nice tool for this project is an oscillating saw, with a special blade for grout removal. Easy to use and works pretty fast, and then you will have a nice clean joint to work with. Read Less
           
          The 3-1/2 in. Vertical Spare Parts Kit includes everything you need to replace the components for your vertical blinds, including vane savers, metal-vane carrier clips, valance-return corners and clear valance clips. All parts feature durable construction and provide easy installation.
           

          Where can I buy just the vane clips? Not the vane header. Just the clip that fits into the track ...

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          Olucy
          August 17, 2019
          Where can I buy just the vane clips? Not the vane header. Just the clip that fits into the track that the vane slides/hooks on to. Movers pulled a vane off and of course the gripper side of the clip broke off with it! Only need one. Thanks!
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          BigMike76
          Mesa, AZ
          August 19, 2019
          Answer: 
          I spent some time looking for same thing. Actually, this isn't a bad price if they work, just throw away what you don't need. The blinds we had came with the house, and were an odd brand, and these clips would not work for us. I suspect the clips get more brittle with age, and you will probably be failing more in the future. My wife wanted new blinds anyway, so that is the way we finally went (fairly Read More
          I spent some time looking for same thing. Actually, this isn't a bad price if they work, just throw away what you don't need. The blinds we had came with the house, and were an odd brand, and these clips would not work for us. I suspect the clips get more brittle with age, and you will probably be failing more in the future. My wife wanted new blinds anyway, so that is the way we finally went (fairly expensive). You might see if hot melt glue will hold the vane. Read Less
           
          The Lithonia Lighting 8 ft. White Linear Track Lighting Section, allows you to customize your track lighting design. Cut the 120-Volt track to any size you need. This track lighting section is compatible with all Lithonia Lighting and Hampton Bay Linear Track sections, accessories and components.
           

          What are the max number LED heads on an eight foot strip?

          Asked by
          Jim
          June 2, 2019
          What are the max number LED heads on an eight foot strip?
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          BigMike76
          Mesa, AZ
          August 8, 2019
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          I'm sure this strip would not be the limiting factor. If the amperage of the circuit is near capacity already, the you would be limited. However, with LED drawing such a small amount of electricity, I'd really be surprised. I have two these end to end (16'), and have 8 fixtures on it.
           
          The Lithonia Lighting 8 ft. White Linear Track Lighting Section, allows you to customize your track lighting design. Cut the 120-Volt track to any size you need. This track lighting section is compatible with all Lithonia Lighting and Hampton Bay Linear Track sections, accessories and components.
           

          Can these units be suspended using cables, t bar clips, and live end feed for wiring on a drop ceiling?

          Asked by
          Jonathan
          August 7, 2019
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          BigMike76
          Mesa, AZ
          August 8, 2019
          Answer: 
          Should be okay if the clip is using a small machine screw for the stud. If so, I'd recommend making the stud short (an electrical plyer works nice for this). I don't think you will be able to mount a light fixture directly under the stud, but that shouldn't be an issue. I think an easier approach would be to pre-drill this fixture to match up to your grid work (2' on center?), and then drill a small hole Read More
          Should be okay if the clip is using a small machine screw for the stud. If so, I'd recommend making the stud short (an electrical plyer works nice for this). I don't think you will be able to mount a light fixture directly under the stud, but that shouldn't be an issue. I think an easier approach would be to pre-drill this fixture to match up to your grid work (2' on center?), and then drill a small hole into the grid in order to install a #8 machine screw (Ideally about 3/8" long). I think drilling slightly off center of the grid would yield the strongest result. You will probably need 3 screws for each 8' section. Read Less
           
          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.
           

          Does this set get hot while sitting in the sun?

          Asked by
          ML
          June 6, 2019
          Does this set get hot while sitting in the sun?
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          BigMike76
          Mesa, AZ
          August 2, 2019
          Answer: 
          We have ours under our pergola so it gets half sun (living down here in hot Phoenix area), and I haven't noticed it being uncomfortable. I suppose it depends on how sensitive you are to heat.
           
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