Steve
  • Review count
    343
  • Helpfulness votes
    1,295
  • Average rating
    4.4
    4.4 out of 5
  • First Review:
    September 6, 2011
  • Last Review:
    January 8, 2020
 
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      Activity Summary
       
      • Review count
        343
      • Helpfulness votes
        1,295
      • Average rating
        4.4
        4.4 out of 5
      • First Review:
        September 6, 2011
      • Last Review:
        January 8, 2020
       
      • Question count
        1
         
        • Answer count
          114
           
           
           
           
          Steve's Reviews
           
          The Delta Compel bath collection has a modern style that will create a refined and sophisticated look in your space. Inspired by the sleek lines of contemporary European design, this Compel multipurpose hook combines an urban look with a delightfully intimate feel. Complete your look with coordinating accessories from the Compel collection (sold separately) Color: Chrome.
           
          from Los Angeles, California
          Age Range:35 to 44
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          A nice, stylish and sturdy towel/robe hook. Made to match the Delta Compel line of faucets and ot...
          PostedJune 12, 2019
          Overall rating 
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          Quality 
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          A nice, stylish and sturdy towel/robe hook.
          Made to match the Delta Compel line of faucets and other accessories, this stainless steel robe hook is a modern twist on a highly underrated piece of hardware.
          I chose to mount this particular hook in the bath, thereby allowing me to hang wet swim suits. Installation was a breeze, and the hook looks and performs just fine.
          Pros: Easy to Install, Good Size & Weight, Stylish
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          Airthings Wave Plus is the first ever smart indoor air quality monitor with radon detection, designed for homes and all populated spaces. A clean air detector enabling you to gain full visibility into six factors; radon, airborne chemicals (TVOCs), carbon dioxide (CO2) humidity, temperature and air pressure. Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers, according to EPA estimates. Protect your family by ensuring radon gas levels stay low by monitoring daily. Breathe easy knowing your air is free of toxins and chemicals (VOCs) found in everyday items. Airthings Wave Plus is Battery operated allowing you to install anywhere, with 16 months battery life using Bluetooth. Airthings Wave Plus gives you complete control over your indoor air quality via the free app and online Dashboard. Getting started with the Airthings Wave app is easy, create your free profile and then follow the setup guide in the Airthings App. A 7-Day settling period allows sensors to adjust to their new environment and to observe a typical cycle of air quality. Wave Plus is a smart home device that works with Alexa, Google Assistant and IFTTT (if this then that) giving you an integrated clean air experience. By monitoring daily, you can avoid radon side effects, get the best indoor humidity level, low voc levels and low carbon dioxide levels. Made to the best indoor air quality standards, Airthings Wave Plus is a necessity in every home.
           
          from Los Angeles, California
          Age Range:35 to 44
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          I had high hopes for this device, as i'm a gadget guy. Unfortunately, i was never able to get the...
          PostedMay 8, 2019
          Overall rating 
          1.0 out of 5
          1.0 out of 5
          I had high hopes for this device, as i'm a gadget guy. Unfortunately, i was never able to get the device working.
          The idea of being able to monitor and track the air in your home is quite a tantalizing one. Specifically, you could be alerted to any dangerous air levels due to a car running, or perhaps be warned if there was a gas leak from your water heater.
          My phone immediate found the Airthings Wave monitor, connected, and began the setup process. Towards the end, however, was an "Update" screen. It gave the user the "option" of updating the device firmware. Except that there is no way to skip this update. So the app always forced the update, which is supposed to last 3-5 minutes. I Read More
          I had high hopes for this device, as i'm a gadget guy. Unfortunately, i was never able to get the device working.
          The idea of being able to monitor and track the air in your home is quite a tantalizing one. Specifically, you could be alerted to any dangerous air levels due to a car running, or perhaps be warned if there was a gas leak from your water heater.
          My phone immediate found the Airthings Wave monitor, connected, and began the setup process. Towards the end, however, was an "Update" screen. It gave the user the "option" of updating the device firmware. Except that there is no way to skip this update. So the app always forced the update, which is supposed to last 3-5 minutes. I tried a good dozen times, and got an error every time, with the app needing to be re-started each time. Total design fail here.
          For a connected device right out of the box, it should work every time without needing an "update." Unfortunate. Read Less
          Cons: connection issues
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          Halo FTS Bronze Smart Bluetooth Outdoor Integrated LED Flood Light Dimmable and Tunable CCT (3000K-5000K) by Home
           
          from Los Angeles, California
          Age Range:35 to 44
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Look nice with a few neat features. INSTALLATION The installation was pretty easy, and the packag...
          PostedApril 9, 2019
          Overall rating 
          4.0 out of 5
          4.0 out of 5
          Quality 
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          Look nice with a few neat features.
          INSTALLATION
          The installation was pretty easy, and the package came with two install brackets. However, the electrical lamp box on my outer wall was installed at a 45 degree angle, meaning that the screw holes did not line up properly with the groves on the included bracket. This prevented me from properly orienting the lamp, and instead i had to install it askew. There should have been a better solution to this issue.
          LIGHTING
          The lamp is wonderfully bright, and allows for changing the color temperature of the light. This is a great feature to give your outdoors just the lighting they need. Additionally, the two heads are extremely maneuverable,
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          Look nice with a few neat features.
          INSTALLATION
          The installation was pretty easy, and the package came with two install brackets. However, the electrical lamp box on my outer wall was installed at a 45 degree angle, meaning that the screw holes did not line up properly with the groves on the included bracket. This prevented me from properly orienting the lamp, and instead i had to install it askew. There should have been a better solution to this issue.
          LIGHTING
          The lamp is wonderfully bright, and allows for changing the color temperature of the light. This is a great feature to give your outdoors just the lighting they need. Additionally, the two heads are extremely maneuverable, and you can position the lights in almost any direction.
          APP & SETUP
          The bluetooth setup was quite easy, and the lamp paired almost instantly with my phone. You must be near the lamp to complete the setup. If you stray too far away, it won't connect.
          The app is quite nice, but limited in functionality. It allows for setting timers, color temp, and brightness for any number of connected HALO Home lamps. It also allows scheduling, which is excellent for multiple separate lights.
          However, there are a number of noticeable missing items here:
          No motion detection
          No light detection (sunset/sunrise)
          No dimming setting: only one fixed brightness
          These missing knobs definitely limit what you can do with this lamp.
          SUMMARY
          If you're looking to connect lights, and adjust the brightness & color temperature, then these HALO Home lamps can't be beat. Aside from those specific tweaks, they are short on a number of basic external lighting features, such as motion or light detection. App is easy to use.
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          Pros: Easy to Use
          Cons: lacks features
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          This organizer is really something to hang your hat (or tie, belt, scarf) on! Evelots accessories hanger is your solution to closet organization. Mount the rack to any wall or door for an instant storage solution in your bedroom, bathroom, office or closet. 27 rubber-coated metal hooks help save time in your day by providing easy access to your favorite tie, belt, scarf, necklace or other accessory. Installs quickly with the included hardware: comes with 2 screws and 2 drywall screws. Measures approximately 14.25 in. L x 2.5 in. W x 4 in. H. Color: White.
           
          from Los Angeles, California
          Age Range:35 to 44
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          Gender:Male
          Received free product:Yes
          Nothing fancy here. So on the plus side, this rack holds belts & ties, as advertized. But that's ...
          PostedApril 9, 2019
          Overall rating 
          3.0 out of 5
          3.0 out of 5
          Quality 
          2.0 out of 5
          2.0 out of 5
          No, I do not recommend this product.
          Nothing fancy here.
          So on the plus side, this rack holds belts & ties, as advertised.
          But that's pretty much it. The hooks are spaced much too close for any decent sized belt buckle. They are also kind of flimsy, and feel like they could break off quite easily if you pulled too hard. But the worst part is the ends of the hooks. They are flat cut metal, and although painted, still have much too sharp edges. Not that you'll cut yourself on them, but sharp enough to snag some strands off of your best tie, or a passing garment. They should have been at least tipped with some rubber.
          SUMMARY:
          If you're desperate for a belt/tie rack, this one will do the job. But just barely.
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          Your kids will be asking to go to bed with the colorful and fun Kute Kids Microfiber Sheet Set. Crafted from soft and durable 100% polyester microfiber, the colorful prints and patterns give an ultra-soft and plush texture. Machine washable for convenience. Each set includes one fully elasticized fitted sheet, one flat sheet and two matching pillowcases (twin set includes one pillowcase.) Sweet dreams. Color: Lilac.
           
          from Los Angeles, California
          Age Range:35 to 44
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          These sheets have a nice color and a nice pattern. Everything else just feels cheap. They are t...
          PostedApril 9, 2019
          Overall rating 
          3.0 out of 5
          3.0 out of 5
          Quality 
          3.0 out of 5
          3.0 out of 5
          These sheets have a nice color and a nice pattern. Everything else just feels cheap. They are thin and definitely not the best quality. They are also not especially soft. When i opened up the packaging, i was blown away by the stench that emanated from the brand new sheets. It was a pretty noticeable chemical smell, probably some sort of anti-flammable treatment and especially not something i'd want to be breathing in all night. The sheets most definitely needed a good wash before using for the first time.
          And one last kicker, was that the front of the packaging clearly shows two pillow cases. However, the back lists only one in the package. Deceiving!
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          Steve's Questions
           
          Century 90 Amp Inverter Arc 120 Stick Welder, Single Phase, 120V
          Century 90 Amp Inverter Arc 120 Stick Welder, Single Phase, 120V
          Designed for portability with a convenient shoulder strap, the Century Inverter Arc 120 Stick Welder outputs 10 - 90-Amp for versatility in a range of applications. This DC stick welder can weld materials up to 1/8 in. thick and includes a 10 ft. work cable, electrode holder and work clamp for added value.
           

          Does this product have the striker and ground lead with it

          Asked by
          Steve
          Lucasville. Ohio
          May 19, 2015
          I was interested in buying one but I seen they are not pictured with it. Did not now if I needed to order them seperate. Also can you order the sticker and ground lead by it self even if it does come with it?
           
          Steve's Answers
           
          The Custom Building Products VersaBond 50 lbs. Fortified Thin-Set Mortar is a professional formula, all-purpose mortar, polymer-modified to provide good bond strengths. VersaBond cures quickly and adheres to most surfaces. Suitable substrates include interior and exterior floors, countertops and walls.
           

          Can I use Versbond for a self leveling cement job?

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          bb
          sandy
          February 28, 2012
          Asked by
          Steve
          Los Angeles, CA, USA
          June 18, 2013
          Answer: 
          NO. This is a very thick and strong mortar. It will NOT self level.
           
          The Custom Building Products VersaBond 50 lbs. Fortified Thin-Set Mortar is a professional formula, all-purpose mortar, polymer-modified to provide good bond strengths. VersaBond cures quickly and adheres to most surfaces. Suitable substrates include interior and exterior floors, countertops and walls.
           

          Tempature

          Asked by
          Cottage Girl
          November 17, 2012
          Can you use this product in tempatures around freezing?
          Asked by
          Steve
          Los Angeles, CA, USA
          June 18, 2013
          Answer: 
          Most likely, but i would check with the manufacturer just to be safe.
           
          The Custom Building Products VersaBond 50 lbs. Fortified Thin-Set Mortar is a professional formula, all-purpose mortar, polymer-modified to provide good bond strengths. VersaBond cures quickly and adheres to most surfaces. Suitable substrates include interior and exterior floors, countertops and walls.
           

          Can you use it for mosaic tiling on exterior clay pots?

          Asked by
          Gardener decorator
          Wisconsin
          June 18, 2012
          Asked by
          Steve
          Los Angeles, CA, USA
          June 18, 2013
          Answer: 
          yes. But this may be overkill.
           
          The Custom Building Products VersaBond 50 lbs. Fortified Thin-Set Mortar is a professional formula, all-purpose mortar, polymer-modified to provide good bond strengths. VersaBond cures quickly and adheres to most surfaces. Suitable substrates include interior and exterior floors, countertops and walls.
           

          can i use it on swimming pool tile under water application?

          Asked by
          tones2
          california
          February 1, 2013
          Asked by
          Steve
          Los Angeles, CA, USA
          June 18, 2013
          Answer: 
          Once this product has set, it will be ROCK SOLID. I would contact the manufacturer with that exact question.
           
          The Custom Building Products VersaBond 50 lbs. Fortified Thin-Set Mortar is a professional formula, all-purpose mortar, polymer-modified to provide good bond strengths. VersaBond cures quickly and adheres to most surfaces. Suitable substrates include interior and exterior floors, countertops and walls.
           

          what is the working time

          Asked by
          dave
          October 23, 2012
          Asked by
          Steve
          Los Angeles, CA, USA
          June 18, 2013
          Answer: 
          in my experience, you've got around 10 minutes. This will vary with the mixture quality -ie- amount of water.
           
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