SteveVA
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      • Review count
        1145
      • Helpfulness votes
        1,383
      • Average rating
        4.7
        4.7 out of 5
      • First Review:
        February 20, 2013
      • Last Review:
        July 19, 2019
       
      • Question count
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          SteveVA's Reviews
           
          GE Silicone 2+ Window and Door 100% silicone sealant is a high-performance premium sealant. 100% waterproof and rain-ready in as little as 30 minutes, this sealant is ideal for a wide range of projects exposed to harsh weather. With permanent flexibility and a 10-year mold-free product protection, GE Silicone 2+ sealant is an optimal choice for household applications that require maximum performance. GE Silicone 2+ Window and Door sealant can adhere to most surfaces, and is ideal for areas that are directly exposed to water. Plus, it can be applied to most metal finishes, such as chrome, bronze and nickel, without causing discoloration. From new construction to renovations, window and door installations to general weather sealing, versatile and proven GE Silicone 2+ Window and Door sealant delivers a durable yet highly flexible seal. Guaranteed for as long as you own your home.
           
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          Ive been using this caulk for year and it holds up. It can get messy so wear gloves. I love clear...
          PostedJuly 19, 2019
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          Ive been using this caulk for year and it holds up. It can get messy so wear gloves. I love clear and have used it on my gutters, cracks, brick, etc. Adheres very well. Make sure you get one with the cap on top. I dont know how they do it but that cap keeps the caulk in the tube good for at least a year. The caps are typically missing in the store.
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          The perfect way to enhance your home's landscape. This is a 10 head solar powered string light. Position the remote solar anywhere the sun shines. Use for umbrellas, doors, eaves, walkways, string in clusters overhead, trellis, etc.
           
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          These solar string lights can fit certain outdoor decors and are somewhat versatile for hanging. ...
          PostedJuly 4, 2019
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          These solar string lights can fit certain outdoor decors and are somewhat versatile for hanging. They have a nice brightness and glowing appeal although I would prefer a black wire that blended in better. They come with a solar panel with a clip that can be difficult to mount in some spots. The panel has 4 replaceable rechargeable batteries in it. From the little solar panel is about 6 feet of wire before about 13 actual feet of lights. The lights are a nice rubber texture and shine nice. If you have a shady yard, I can see them getting mildewy and dirty. The lights can be left on and turn on/off with at sunset/sunrise. The lights come with about 10 clips which are small and good for thin Read More
          These solar string lights can fit certain outdoor decors and are somewhat versatile for hanging. They have a nice brightness and glowing appeal although I would prefer a black wire that blended in better. They come with a solar panel with a clip that can be difficult to mount in some spots. The panel has 4 replaceable rechargeable batteries in it. From the little solar panel is about 6 feet of wire before about 13 actual feet of lights. The lights are a nice rubber texture and shine nice. If you have a shady yard, I can see them getting mildewy and dirty. The lights can be left on and turn on/off with at sunset/sunrise. The lights come with about 10 clips which are small and good for thin surfaces, not gutters. The clips have a very strong clamp. Untangling the lights out of the box took me about 5-10 minutes. Read Less
          Pros: Nice Design
          Cons: Difficult to Assemble
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          Get piece of mind with the long life and energy saving benefits of an EcoSmart dimmable LED PAR38 Flood Light bulb This Daylight, ENERGY STAR rated and wet rated LED indoor/outdoor bulb can be used to replace any standard 120-Watt incandescent, CFL or halogen bulb These bulbs use only 14.5-Watt of energy but produce brightness (1260 Lumens) similar to a 120-Watt incandescent light bulb Use in fixtures located in kitchens, living rooms and dining rooms or as outdoor landscape lighting. Keep your interior and exterior spaces illuminated and safe without a concern about frequent replacements and high electric bills. Suitable for use in enclosed fixtures and wet rated.
           
          Age Range:35 to 44
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          Great bulbs, a pervect brightness and they save money, especially if you leave your flood lamps o...
          PostedJuly 4, 2019
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          Great bulbs, a pervect brightness and they save money, especially if you leave your flood lamps on at night. I replaced all six on my house, they were a perfect fit. In most cases, I replaced old CFL bulbs which took awhile to get bright. These bulbs are bright immediately and the daylight 'color' is different but more modern looking. Much of the bulb is plastic too so the chance of breaking them is low.
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          When using a bolt where two pieces are being drawn together, you can rely on the Stainless-Steel Flat Washer from Everbilt to get the job done. It is designed to help prevent a nut or bolt head from pulling through the material but can also be used as a spacer. These washers are available in a variety of sizes and finishes to complement your existing hardware.
           
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          Great standard 1/4" washers. These are for basic light to medium duty projects.
          PostedJuly 2, 2019
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          Great standard 1/4" washers. These are for basic light to medium duty projects.
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          These machine screws are used with nuts or directly into a female threaded receptacle to fasten metal parts together. They are installed into an existing or predrilled, pre-tapped hole and are fully threaded. Measurements are made from the underside of the head to the tip of the screw to obtain fastener length. If nuts are needed, use with nuts of the same material, finish and threading for proper fit.
           
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          I used these to replace rusted out screws in my shed hinges. Worked great for a permanent hold. P...
          PostedJuly 2, 2019
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          I used these to replace rusted out screws in my shed hinges. Worked great for a permanent hold. Package comes with four screws and four nuts. No washers
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          SteveVA's Questions
           
          Sakrete Portland Cement I/II is one of key components in making concrete and portland/lime mortars. When mixed with sand and coarse aggregate it produces concrete. When mixed with lime and mason sand it produces mortar. Build or repair walks, floors, footings, patios, setting posts and poles.
           

          Can I mix this with three parts sand and use that to level out a patio slab before using resurfac...

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          SteveVA
          June 9, 2018
          Can I mix this with three parts sand and use that to level out a patio slab before using resurfacer on the entire slab?

          My back patio has a depression about 1-1/4" deep at its lowest point to feather edge and I would like to level it out in about a 100 sq ft area. I would like to try a cement/sand mix instead of spending a lot more money on a self-leveling cement.
           
          The perfect chainsaw for cutting firewood and felling small to medium trees, Remington's RM4218 Rebel Gas Chainsaw includes a gas-powered 42cc engine, 18 in. bar and chain, die-cast chassis and pro-grade components. QuickStart technology ensures this all-purpose design is easy to rev up and go and the side-access chain tensioner makes adjustments quick and simple too. An adjustable automatic oiler allows you to set bar and chain lubrication levels, while the 5-point anti-vibration system and cushioned wrap handle improve your comfort, significantly reducing hand and arm fatigue, so you can work longer - not harder.
           

          Bar oil leaks while this saw is in the case (maybe an ounce over two-three weeks). I turned the b...

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          SteveVA
          November 13, 2017
          Bar oil leaks while this saw is in the case (maybe an ounce over two-three weeks). I turned the bar oil setting down to minimum and it still leaks but less. The saw is stored on level ground. Is this leaking normal?
           
          The RYOBI 40-Volt Lithium-Ion cordless jet fan blower delivers gas-like power and takes cordless tools to the next level. With a sophisticated design powered by a 40-Volt lithium-ion battery, this cordless blower provides fade-free operation at 110 MPH and 480 CFM. It also features a variable-speed trigger and a soft-grip handle for user comfort and control. The turbo button will give you an extra boost to clear through heavy leaves and debris, leaving no job undone.
           

          Has anyone else had issues with the variable trigger breaking and either the blower not working o...

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          SteveVA
          November 8, 2017
          Has anyone else had issues with the variable trigger breaking and either the blower not working or only being in turbo mode? I exchanged one already after it burned out and the new one is currently stuck in turbo mode.
           
          Gatsby Pink from Proven Winners boasts big, showy blooms that quickly transform from pure white to a glorious pink, providing months of color. Handsome dark green foliage turns burgundy-red in autumn. It is perfect for woodland gardens and informal plantings.
           

          Is this shrub susceptible to phytophthora root rot?

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          December 18, 2016
          Is this shrub susceptible to phytophthora root rot?
           
          Gatsby Pink from Proven Winners boasts big, showy blooms that quickly transform from pure white to a glorious pink, providing months of color. Handsome dark green foliage turns burgundy-red in autumn. It is perfect for woodland gardens and informal plantings.
           

          Will this product ship immediately or in the spring? If it ships immediately, will I still be abl...

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          SteveVA
          December 18, 2016
          Will this product ship immediately or in the spring? If it ships immediately, will I still be able to plant it during winter?
           
          SteveVA's Answers
           
          Check voltage quickly and safely with the 110/220 VAC Voltage Tester from Commercial Electric VT-8900R. Designed to help achieve an actual reading from the outlet to identify output and prevent overage. Indicator light shines when it detects a 110-Volt or 220-Volt.
           

          some answers said to place the red lead into the small hole in an outlet (hot/black), and the bla...

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          April 4, 2019
          some answers said to place the red lead into the small hole in an outlet (hot/black), and the black lead into the larger hole, which will be neutral/white, but the manual instructions are the opposite, which on e is right?
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          July 19, 2019
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          I always use red on hot with this tester
           
          Check voltage quickly and safely with the 110/220 VAC Voltage Tester from Commercial Electric VT-8900R. Designed to help achieve an actual reading from the outlet to identify output and prevent overage. Indicator light shines when it detects a 110-Volt or 220-Volt.
           

          how long are the wire leads

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          billy
          March 28, 2019
          how long are the wire leads
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          July 19, 2019
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          About 3 inches of wire and the probes are another 3 or so
           
          Check voltage quickly and safely with the 110/220 VAC Voltage Tester from Commercial Electric VT-8900R. Designed to help achieve an actual reading from the outlet to identify output and prevent overage. Indicator light shines when it detects a 110-Volt or 220-Volt.
           

          Why did this blow up on me? I tried to see if this would work to make sure there was no power ...

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          July 17, 2019
          Why did this blow up on me? I tried to see if this would work to make sure there was no power going to a light fixture. I tried to test it with the switch on so I would know how the tester works before I flipped the circuit breaker. I put the red probe on the black wire of the fixture, black probe on the white wire of the fixture, with the light on. It sparked and melted. Was the problem the fact that light fixture was still connected, so it shorted out? Or would if have been wrong for me to do this even if the wires were not connected to anything?
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          July 19, 2019
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          Both wires attached to the main poles on a light switch are hot so you completed the circuit and it ‘blew up’ on you. A light switch merely interrupts a circuit, the neutrals should all be tied together in the box. To test a light switch, you need the red probe on the incoming hot wire to the light switch (usually the bottom) and the other probe on the pig-tailed neutrals or on the box if it is metal and Read More
          Both wires attached to the main poles on a light switch are hot so you completed the circuit and it ‘blew up’ on you. A light switch merely interrupts a circuit, the neutrals should all be tied together in the box. To test a light switch, you need the red probe on the incoming hot wire to the light switch (usually the bottom) and the other probe on the pig-tailed neutrals or on the box if it is metal and grounded. Read Less
           
          SAKRETE 80 lb. High Strength Concrete Mix is a high-quality mix designed to provide outstanding strength and durability. Made from a special blend of sand, coarse aggregate and cementitious materials, this concrete mix can be used for new construction or repairs where concrete thickness exceeds 2 in. (51 mm). Use it for constructing slabs, driveways, walkways, steps and more.
           

          how many bags for a 1 x 15 slab 1'' thick for repair

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          Randy
          July 19, 2019
          how many bags for a 1 x 15 slab 1'' thick for repair
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          SteveVA
          July 19, 2019
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          Three bags
           
          GE Silicone 2+ Window and Door 100% silicone sealant is a high-performance premium sealant. 100% waterproof and rain-ready in as little as 30 minutes, this sealant is ideal for a wide range of projects exposed to harsh weather. With permanent flexibility and a 10-year mold-free product protection, GE Silicone 2+ sealant is an optimal choice for household applications that require maximum performance. GE Silicone 2+ Window and Door sealant can adhere to most surfaces, and is ideal for areas that are directly exposed to water. Plus, it can be applied to most metal finishes, such as chrome, bronze and nickel, without causing discoloration. From new construction to renovations, window and door installations to general weather sealing, versatile and proven GE Silicone 2+ Window and Door sealant delivers a durable yet highly flexible seal. Guaranteed for as long as you own your home.
           

          Can I use this for my 75 gallon fish tank

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          Fabio
          September 9, 2018
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          July 19, 2019
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          Yes
           
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