BigMike76
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    4.3
    4.3 out of 5
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    March 6, 2018
  • Last Review:
    January 24, 2020
 
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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 metal angle is commonly used for constructing bicycle racks, bed frames, motor mounts and many other utilitarian functions. Common types of angles include: solid, punched hole, slotted hole and solid or slotted offset. Slotted and punched hole angle is ideal for use in metal racks, storage shelving, garage door track frames and corner bracing. Available in a durable steel, 1-piece construction for longevity, this angle can be cut to your desired length to suit your specific job requirements.
           
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          Not much to say about an angle iron. It is easily machined. Years ago I salvaged some angle iro...
          PostedOctober 22, 2019
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          Not much to say about an angle iron. It is easily machined. Years ago I salvaged some angle iron from an old bed frame, and it was very hard. I damaged my band saw blade trying to cut it.
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          This stunning set of Hamilton Beach Brushed Stainless Steel Motion Sensor Trashcans features more than just good looks; it also delivers a diverse range of convenience, technology and sanitary features to help keep your home & office neat and free of odors. Each set comes with two fingerprint-resistant brushed stainless steel trashcans accented with black trim and special lid-liner guards that fit flush and hide bags, all while keeping odors, contaminants and airborne bacteria safely at bay. Integrated motion sensors open the lid automatically with a wave of your hand, shutting it after 5 seconds keeping you completely hands-free. The Set includes a convenient wall adapter for battery-free use anytime, while also compatible with D batteries for cordless use to conserve batteries or when not in use. Use the larger 13-gallon motion-activated trash can in larger spaces, such as kitchens, dining areas, offices and other open spaces. The smaller 4-gallon unit is perfect for keeping things sanitary and sophisticated in bathrooms, bedrooms, desk side, dens and countless other locations. Unlike some sensor-activated trashcans, no special bags are needed and changing bags is as simple as removing the anti-slip liner guard. Enjoy near appearance, touchless convenience, fewer airborne odors, and a smudge-resistant finish that beautifully complements most decor styles. Color: Combination Pack.
           
          from Mesa, AZ
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          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
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          PostedOctober 20, 2019
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          The wife saw these at a friend’s house, and thought they were kind of cool. The units are attractive, and function as advertised. They appear to be well made. The large one has a liner rim, which allows you to wrap the edge of your plastic bag around this, and hold the bag while leaving a neat appearance. You have the option to either use batteries (size D for the large trash can, AA for the small one), or use the power cord. The power cord only works for the large trash can. I suspect most people won’t have a low electrical outlet in the kitchen near the trash can, so battery use will probably be your only option.
          However, we feel there are a few negative issues.
          1. We didn’t realize
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          The wife saw these at a friend’s house, and thought they were kind of cool. The units are attractive, and function as advertised. They appear to be well made. The large one has a liner rim, which allows you to wrap the edge of your plastic bag around this, and hold the bag while leaving a neat appearance. You have the option to either use batteries (size D for the large trash can, AA for the small one), or use the power cord. The power cord only works for the large trash can. I suspect most people won’t have a low electrical outlet in the kitchen near the trash can, so battery use will probably be your only option.
          However, we feel there are a few negative issues.
          1. We didn’t realize initially, but if you are actively working in the kitchen, it’s kind of a pain to always open and close the lid. It does have a switch to turn it off, and leave the lid open, which is what we normally do now. Power it back up when you have company.
          2. Although the actual area of the opening for the trash can is similar to our old unit, the shape (long and narrow) make it a little more difficult throwing stuff in there. (see photo)
          3. The small trash can has a pull out basket. We usually line the trash can with used plastic grocery sacks. I spent over 10 minutes trying to utilize a sack inside the basket, to keep the sack from showing when you close the lid. I think you can buy some large rubber bands, which might work nicely. The other option is to not use a liner, but then you need to transfer the trash later into a garbage sack, and wash out the basket.
          4. Wish the small trash can had the option to plug in. There are more electrical outlets available where this kind of trash can would be located.
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          100 ft. 12/3 Extension Cord with Three Outlet Glowing Plug. This High Visibility/Low Temperature Extension Cord with Lighted End is easily identified on the jobsite. This provides super-flexibility at temperatures down to -45°F. Reinforced blades help prevent accidental bending or breaking and a heavy-duty strain relief protects electrical connections resulting in longer cord life. High Visibility/Low Temperature extension cords come standard with power indicator light in the female receptacle to show that the power is on. This specific item is rated to support 15-Amps of electricity which is more than enough for common jobs around the house. Color: Blue.
           
          from Mesa, AZ
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          PostedOctober 20, 2019
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          If you are reading this, I’m sure you are aware of the advantage of using large gauge wire for the extension cord, to minimize voltage drop, which can damage your power tools. I had a 100’ 12 gauge cord for over ten years, and it’s always my “go to” cord when I have a run over 20 feet. It also had the three prong receptacle, which I really like. However, on my older unit, the cord is pulling away from the end fitting (see picture). This cord is a lot nicer. This receptacle has a built-in strain relief on the cord, plus you can see the receptacle is actually cast with the wire in place, to offer even better retention.
          The cord’s info sheet says it has excellent cold weather flexibility, but
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          If you are reading this, I’m sure you are aware of the advantage of using large gauge wire for the extension cord, to minimize voltage drop, which can damage your power tools. I had a 100’ 12 gauge cord for over ten years, and it’s always my “go to” cord when I have a run over 20 feet. It also had the three prong receptacle, which I really like. However, on my older unit, the cord is pulling away from the end fitting (see picture). This cord is a lot nicer. This receptacle has a built-in strain relief on the cord, plus you can see the receptacle is actually cast with the wire in place, to offer even better retention.
          The cord’s info sheet says it has excellent cold weather flexibility, but we live in the Phoenix area, so you can’t prove it by me. I have had cords that get stiff in the Iowa winters, and usually end up throwing them away. This is a nice cord.
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          The Milwaukee 4-Piece Drywall Screw Setters provide ideal depth control when installing drywall. The adjustable screw depth setters have a collar that automatically stops the tool from overdriving, providing users with consistent screw depths while preventing damage to the drywall. The drywall screw setter bits are insert style featuring a 1/4 in. hex shank intended for use in Milwaukee Drill Drivers.
           
          from Mesa, AZ
          Age Range:65 or over
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          PostedOctober 8, 2019
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          About 25 years ago, I had a special drywall screw gun. Can’t remember why I didn’t like it, but I got rid of it. It was a corded unit, and that may have been the main objection. Anyway, since then I always just used a standard cordless drill with a Phillips head driver. Yes, occasionally the screw got driven in too deep. I also kept the drill handy when I put the first coat of plaster on, as I could still give the screw another half turn in, so it would be below the surface. A little awkward. One of the big advantages of the bit holder was the sliding sleeve which held the screw in position while I powered the drill. A nice improvement to these drywall screw setters would be to design it so Read More
          About 25 years ago, I had a special drywall screw gun. Can’t remember why I didn’t like it, but I got rid of it. It was a corded unit, and that may have been the main objection. Anyway, since then I always just used a standard cordless drill with a Phillips head driver. Yes, occasionally the screw got driven in too deep. I also kept the drill handy when I put the first coat of plaster on, as I could still give the screw another half turn in, so it would be below the surface. A little awkward. One of the big advantages of the bit holder was the sliding sleeve which held the screw in position while I powered the drill. A nice improvement to these drywall screw setters would be to design it so it had a slideable sleeve, or at least magnetize them to hold the screw better. Still, not a bad tool. Read Less
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          This Orbit 3/4 in. Plastic FPT Automatic Anti-Siphon Zone Valve checks, back-flushes and prevents contaminants from entering your household water supply. The flow control adjustment lever helps reduce sprinkler fogging and overspray.
           
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          My older Orbit valve developed a leak out of the Anti-Siphon valve. I couldn't find a seal kit f...
          PostedOctober 8, 2019
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          My older Orbit valve developed a leak out of the Anti-Siphon valve. I couldn't find a seal kit for that model, so had to buy a new unit. Glad they are not too expensive. The initial installation was hard plumbed, so it was a fair amount of work to install this new one. I now have couplers, so any future replacement will be a snap.
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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

          Asked by
          Mimi
          January 18, 2020
          Asked by
          BigMike76
          Mesa, AZ
          January 19, 2020
          Answer: 
          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

          Asked by
          Steve
          January 11, 2020
          Asked by
          BigMike76
          Mesa, AZ
          January 12, 2020
          Answer: 
          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
          Answer: 
          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 ?

          Asked by
          Falcon
          January 7, 2020
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          BigMike76
          Mesa, AZ
          January 8, 2020
          Answer: 
          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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