Steve
  • Review count
    343
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  • 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 versatile 2-Way Vents are reversible for either stucco or siding applications. Two-Way Vents feature a corrosion resistant galvanized steel frame with 1/4 in. mesh. Nail/screw guide holes provided at all 4 corners for ease of installation. Two-Way Vents are used as foundation vents or soffit/overhang vents where wall studs or ceiling joists are 16 in. on center. Color: Silver.
           
          from Los Angeles, CA, USA
          Age Range:25 to 34
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Great product beautifies your home
          PostedOctober 4, 2012
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          My house was built in 1947, and the foundation vents have seen better days. They were rusted, cracked, ripped, and most of them had large holes, which really defeats the purpose. A common approach I've seen is that people place a decorative plastic cover over the vent and call it a day. That's a bad idea, because not only does it severely restrict airflow, but also doesn't give a good seal, allowing large insects and small mammals (read: roaches & mice) still get in.
          Since these were built into the foundation, a direct replacement, if even available, would require ripping out large sections of stucco wall surrounding the vents. There had to be a better way! Well, a quick trip to home depot Read More
          My house was built in 1947, and the foundation vents have seen better days. They were rusted, cracked, ripped, and most of them had large holes, which really defeats the purpose. A common approach I've seen is that people place a decorative plastic cover over the vent and call it a day. That's a bad idea, because not only does it severely restrict airflow, but also doesn't give a good seal, allowing large insects and small mammals (read: roaches & mice) still get in.
          Since these were built into the foundation, a direct replacement, if even available, would require ripping out large sections of stucco wall surrounding the vents. There had to be a better way! Well, a quick trip to home depot presented a perfect solution. These 14" x 6" beauties fit the bill just right!
          The first step was to rip out the old vent screen, followed buy the use of a stiff wire brush to scrub off the paint around the edge of the hole. This is also a good time to patch up any damaged stucco around the vent. Apply a liberal amount of liquid nails construction adhesive on the inside lip of the new vents, and then just snap 'em right on! Wipe off any excess glue with a damp cloth and your new, sealed foundation vents will last you for years to come.
          Check out my before and after pictures attached. Great value. Highly recommended! Read Less
          Pros: Easy to Install, Seals Well, Great Value
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          54out of 54found this review helpful.
           
          Deep throat C-clamps are ideal for clamping jobs where parts must be held immobile and handled more reliably. Larger parts for greater versatility. Commonly used for welding work, in workshops, and in heavy industry.
           
          from Los Angeles, CA, USA
          Age Range:25 to 34
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Clamps work just fine
          PostedOctober 3, 2012
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          Bought a pair of these clamps for some metal work i needed to get done. They are sturdy when closed, and rock solid. The only down side is that when un-clamping, the clamp fell to the ground and chipped off the red paint in the corner. This happened a few more times, and each time the clamp hit the ground, another red chip fell off. This may potentially cause rusting in the future.
          Paint finish could be more durable. But functionally, the clamps work great.
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          Drano Drano 17 oz. Foaming Liquid Drain Cleaner
          Drano Drano 17 oz. Foaming Liquid Drain Cleaner
          Drano has your back with maximum strength for your worst clogs - or your money back. Visit Drano.com for details. Drano Dual-Force Foamer - Unclog Your Drain Fast with a Drain Cleaner That Reaches Where Liquids Can't. Drano Dual-Force Foamer is a serious clog buster. Its deep-cleaning foam attacks plumbing problems and removes hair and gunk from pipe walls. Use Dual-Force Foamer for effective drain cleaning that won't harm your pipes or septic systems.
           
          from Los Angeles, CA, USA
          Age Range:25 to 34
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          FOAM clears slow drains fast!
          PostedOctober 3, 2012
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          I had a slow drain in the bathroom that was a pain in the rear, leaving lines in the sink because the water took so long to drain. The wife was on me to fix it, and fast. This stuff is really fantastic. I had used other drain cleaners in the past, but the dual-chamber container makes great foam and cleans the drain right out.
          The sink has worked flawlessly ever since.
          Great price.
          Pros: High Quality
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          10out of 10found this review helpful.
           
          from Los Angeles, CA, USA
          Age Range:25 to 34
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Fantastic Solution!
          PostedOctober 3, 2012
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          I'm not sure what the other reviewers are referring to when they say the wasp spray doesn't work. This is a truly FANTASTIC product! Over the last years, i've bought at least half a dozen of these, and have DEFINITELY gotten my money's worth!
          For those that are having trouble, this is a DIRECT CONTACT nerve inhibitor. This means that you actually have to spray it right on the wasp. Not on the nest, or in the general area.
          We have a large lawn, and in the summers at about noon, wasps, for whatever reason, will buzz around and visit the grass. I'm pretty sure they don't eat it, but they're just always there. I purchased a few cans of this spray, and my problems are over!
          This is my method: Read More
          I'm not sure what the other reviewers are referring to when they say the wasp spray doesn't work. This is a truly FANTASTIC product! Over the last years, i've bought at least half a dozen of these, and have DEFINITELY gotten my money's worth!
          For those that are having trouble, this is a DIRECT CONTACT nerve inhibitor. This means that you actually have to spray it right on the wasp. Not on the nest, or in the general area.
          We have a large lawn, and in the summers at about noon, wasps, for whatever reason, will buzz around and visit the grass. I'm pretty sure they don't eat it, but they're just always there. I purchased a few cans of this spray, and my problems are over!
          This is my method: I would sit on a lawn chair, sipping lemonade, watching the grass. When i saw a wasp, i would follow it visually until it landed on the grass. I would quickly run up to it, stopping about four feet away. I fully extend my arm (with the spray can) facing towards the ground at about a 45 degree angle. I slowly approach the wasp until the nozzle is about a foot away from the wasp and then BAM! Spray for about one-one-thousand, and then walk away. The wasp will die within 15-30 seconds.
          I've done this many times now. Just spend about half an hour doing this every few days, and you'll be wasp free in a few weeks! My record is 27 kills in under an hour.
          Not only a great product, but the cans are HUGE, and at a great price point. Highly recommended. Read Less
          Pros: Strong
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          Hot Shot 11 oz. Ready-to-Use Spider Killer
          Hot Shot 11 oz. Ready-to-Use Spider Killer
          Hot Shot 11 oz. Ready-to-Use Spider Killer is designed to kill spiders and scorpions on contact and it keeps killing them for up to 4 months. The non-staining, water-based formula won't leave any oily residue or odor. Spray it in and around cracks, dark corners, and hidden surfaces under appliances to kill spiders and scorpions where they live and breed.
           
          from Los Angeles, CA, USA
          Age Range:25 to 34
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Really kills spiders!
          PostedOctober 3, 2012
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          As advertised, kills all spiders, ESPECIALLY black widows. We have TONS of spiders due to all the trees & bushes around, and they're really a pain to deal with. This is not an instantaneous spray. When first sprayed, the spider runs away, but then slowly dies, sometimes even taking minutes. Have patience!
          The only complaint is that the stuff doesn't last very long. Container should be bigger.
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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

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          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.
           

          Will this bond to cut back adhesive residue from vinyl tiles?

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          Chris
          February 4, 2013
          Asked by
          Steve
          Los Angeles, CA, USA
          June 18, 2013
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          Versabond sticks to pretty much anything. If the surface is clean and STABLE, you can use this product.
           
          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.
           

          Will it bond ceramic 18x18 tiles to vinyl sheet flooring

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          HandyHogan
          February 19, 2013
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          Steve
          Los Angeles, CA, USA
          June 18, 2013
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          Versabond is a VERY strong thin-set in my experience. As long as the vinyl is stable, and securely attached to the floor beneath it, the tiles will stick to the surface.
           
          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.
           

          I removed ceramic tile from a cement floor. Do I have to remove all of the old thin set before installing the new ceramic tiles

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          Pete
          New Jersey
          May 16, 2013
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          Steve
          Los Angeles, CA, USA
          June 18, 2013
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          "All" is relative. Most is probably a better term to use. There can be residue left over, but there can't be large channels and gulleys, as the tiles will not be able to sit evenly. The rule of thumb is, as long as your new tiles are going to be HIGHER than the remaining mortar, you'll be fine. But remember, the cleaner the surface, the easier the install, and the less thin-set you'll use.
           
          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.
           

          does versa bond seals tile on sheetrock

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          bicycle
          June 17, 2013
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          Steve
          Los Angeles, CA, USA
          June 18, 2013
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          Tile on sheet rock is not necessarily the best solution. However, sometimes you don't have much of a choice. When stuck in this situation, you'll want to use a very strong thin-set or even a glue. IN my experience, Versabond is IMMENSELY strong and will have no problem keeping your tiles stuck to pretty much any surface. If the sheet-rock is securely mounted, and has a clean surface that can be adhered Read More
          Tile on sheet rock is not necessarily the best solution. However, sometimes you don't have much of a choice. When stuck in this situation, you'll want to use a very strong thin-set or even a glue. IN my experience, Versabond is IMMENSELY strong and will have no problem keeping your tiles stuck to pretty much any surface. If the sheet-rock is securely mounted, and has a clean surface that can be adhered to, Versabond will do the trick. Read Less
           
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