BigMike76
  • Review count
    68
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    22
  • Average rating
    4.2
    4.2 out of 5
  • First Review:
    March 6, 2018
  • Last Review:
    August 22, 2019
 
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      • Review count
        68
      • Helpfulness votes
        22
      • Average rating
        4.2
        4.2 out of 5
      • First Review:
        March 6, 2018
      • Last Review:
        August 22, 2019
       
      Questions & Answers
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          BigMike76's Reviews
           
          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.
           
          from Mesa, AZ
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          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
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          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
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          PostedApril 18, 2019
          Overall rating 
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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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          Replace your gas grill's damaged hose and regulator with the Universal Parts Regulator with Hose. This regulator features a weather-resistant 23 in. Low-pressure rubber hose and brass fittings for convenient use. Easily attaches to tank without any tools.
           
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Verified Purchase:Yes
          Not much to say, other than it worked. I noticed some units had different connections, so pay at...
          PostedApril 16, 2019
          Overall rating 
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          Not much to say, other than it worked. I noticed some units had different connections, so pay attention of what you are buying. This unit's hose was a few inches shorter than the one that came with the grill, but still worked.
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          The RT310 is an electrical outlet tester that tests the wiring condition at an electrical outlet and inspects GFCI and AFCI devices. It is designed for use with North American 120-Volt electrical outlets. This tester delivers clear visual indication of the wiring condition at the electrical outlet.
           
          from Mesa, AZ
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          I have several Klein tools, and they are all top notch. The only issue I had with this one was th...
          PostedApril 15, 2019
          Overall rating 
          5.0 out of 5
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          I have several Klein tools, and they are all top notch. The only issue I had with this one was the difficulty on opening the package. In the past, I’ve been able to mimic a test for most of these features, using a two-prong tester. However, I don’t know how to test for Arc Fault without this tool. Also, the two-prong tester doesn’t work well with tamper proof receptacles.
          Total tests include: correct wiring, open ground, open neutral, open hot, hot/ground reversed, hot/neutral reversed, CFCI and AFCI. Anyway, a very nice tool.
          Pros: Clear Instructions, Easy to Use, Lots of Features, Nice Design
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          Homax 25 oz. Wall orange peel Spray Texture features an oil-based formula with a 5 minute dry time allowing the user to quickly complete a wall repair. The special formulation is designed to patch a variety of Orange Peel wall textures using the patented adjustable nozzle. Provides an invisible repair and matches the exact texture applied without the use of tools, hopper gun and compressor or calling in a sub. Coverage depends on application: heavy orange peel covers up to 50 sq. ft. medium orange peel covers up to 75 sq. ft.; fine orange peel covers up to 110 sq. ft. Ventilate area well and protect surrounding area. See video on Homedepot.com for complete application details.
           

          Can this be used on exterior walls to repair cracks in stucco?

          Asked by
          Ryans
          August 23, 2019
          Asked by
          BigMike76
          Mesa, AZ
          August 24, 2019
          Answer: 
          Interesting thought. I'm afraid this texture would not match, as the orange peal finish is more of a soft finish, where as the stucco (being made with high content of sand) is a rougher finish. Home Depot does sell stucco patch, but it's not spray on. It would be nice if that was an option. Not sure if the stucco patch is a sand base, but you would want that. Obviously, you can buy a bag of stucco mix, Read More
          Interesting thought. I'm afraid this texture would not match, as the orange peal finish is more of a soft finish, where as the stucco (being made with high content of sand) is a rougher finish. Home Depot does sell stucco patch, but it's not spray on. It would be nice if that was an option. Not sure if the stucco patch is a sand base, but you would want that. Obviously, you can buy a bag of stucco mix, but I'm sure it would be more than you want. If you go this direction, I'd use a sponge to "dap" the finish on, and wash away the excess stucco on either side of the crack before it dries.
          If you decide to use wall texture, I think I'd lean toward the water base instead of the oil base. You will be painting either one, which should make it water resistant, but with the water base, you will be able to wash away the excess plaster on both sides of the repair after it dries, which I think will do a better job of hiding the repair. Also, I'd practice on a piece of scrap material, to see if this indeed is the texture you want. We live in Arizona, with lots of stucco homes, and I've never seen a stucco wall that had this soft orange peel finish. However, if the crack is narrow, and you can successfully wash away the plaster from the sides, then this may be an option. Read Less
           
          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?

          Asked by
          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.
          Asked by
          BigMike76
          August 20, 2019
          Answer: 
          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 ...

          Asked by
          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!
          Asked by
          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?
          Asked by
          BigMike76
          Mesa, AZ
          August 8, 2019
          Answer: 
          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
          Asked by
          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
           
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