MrFixIt
  • Review count
    329
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    1,260
  • Average rating
    4.4
    4.4 out of 5
  • First Review:
    September 6, 2011
  • Last Review:
    August 13, 2019
 
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      Activity Summary
       
      • Review count
        329
      • Helpfulness votes
        1,260
      • Average rating
        4.4
        4.4 out of 5
      • First Review:
        September 6, 2011
      • Last Review:
        August 13, 2019
       
      • Question count
        1
         
        • Answer count
          110
           
           
           
           
          MrFixIt's Reviews
           
          The TAFCO 30-Drawer Small Parts Organizer keeps you neat and organized conveniently storing your small parts and craft supplies. Use as a free-standing organizer or mount to the wall using the rear keyhole access points. This organizer contains 30 individual drawers quick access to your supplies. Stay-close drawers prevent accidental spills should your organizer get tipped over. Each drawer front has a clear label insert tab and included is a set of labels for clearly identifying drawer contents. Additional organizer configurations and colors are available.
           
          from Los Angeles, California
          Age Range:35 to 44
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Perfect for a large assortment of small items I originally was going to use this in the garage to...
          PostedNovember 6, 2018
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          Perfect for a large assortment of small items
          I originally was going to use this in the garage to organize my miscellaneous screws and nails. I quickly realized that i didn't have nearly 30 different categories of items to justify such a diverse cabinet. But the second my kids laid eyes on it, they immediately had a brilliant idea: use it for LEGOs!
          And so i did. With 30 different drawers, the ability to properly organize small pieces quickly and efficiently was born!
          Within two hours, we had sorted quite a number of different lego pieces into the various drawers. The drawers each have a little plastic tab that keep them from sliding out on their own. Additionally, a small (much too Read More
          Perfect for a large assortment of small items
          I originally was going to use this in the garage to organize my miscellaneous screws and nails. I quickly realized that i didn't have nearly 30 different categories of items to justify such a diverse cabinet. But the second my kids laid eyes on it, they immediately had a brilliant idea: use it for LEGOs!
          And so i did. With 30 different drawers, the ability to properly organize small pieces quickly and efficiently was born!
          Within two hours, we had sorted quite a number of different lego pieces into the various drawers. The drawers each have a little plastic tab that keep them from sliding out on their own. Additionally, a small (much too small in my opinion) place exists to add labels for the contents of each drawer. The drawers are transparent, however, so the utility of this is not as great. But it's still there if you want it.
          There is one major flaw to this cabinet: The back. Now clearly this unit is meant to be mounted on a wall, with the four mounting points on the back. However, if you choose to keep this out and accessible (say, for LEGO play) you do so at your own peril! The back is completely open, and if inadvertently (and eventually) this cabinet were to be knocked over, EVERYTHING would immediately fall out of the drawers and all would be lost. You have been warned!
          SUMMARY
          A nice, large, and effective storage cabinet. See through drawers are spacious and offer good sorting ability. This is meant to be mounted on a wall, and is NOT recommended as free-standing!
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          Pros: Good Size & Weight, Nice Design
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          The HDX Natural Finish Hangers (5-Pack) have a streamlined design perfect for keeping shirts, dresses, and jackets wrinkle free. A grove grip bar keeps pants in place. These hangers also feature a 360 degree swivel rod hook to hang items easily on any closet rod, towel bar or standard size door. A gorgeous upgrade for any closet space.
           
          from Los Angeles, California
          Age Range:35 to 44
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          Gender:Male
          Received free product:Yes
          Plastic hangers break with too heavy a load, such as a 3 piece suit or heavy winter jacket. The ...
          PostedNovember 6, 2018
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          Plastic hangers break with too heavy a load, such as a 3 piece suit or heavy winter jacket. The metal hangers you get from the dry-cleaners bend easily and are hard on the eyes.
          So what's the solution? Wooden hangers, of course!
          Universally, these are more expensive. However, in this instances, you have quite a bit of utility for a minimal price. These Home Depot branded HDX wooden hangers are a decent solution.
          PROS
          It's made of wood! Clearly. But this wood is smooth and polished, with a nice finish for your garments.
          The metal head of the hanger swivels! This is an absolute must.
          There is a pants bar. Critical for pants, and also strengthens the main hanger.
          CONS
          For the
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          Plastic hangers break with too heavy a load, such as a 3 piece suit or heavy winter jacket. The metal hangers you get from the dry-cleaners bend easily and are hard on the eyes.
          So what's the solution? Wooden hangers, of course!
          Universally, these are more expensive. However, in this instances, you have quite a bit of utility for a minimal price. These Home Depot branded HDX wooden hangers are a decent solution.
          PROS
          It's made of wood! Clearly. But this wood is smooth and polished, with a nice finish for your garments.
          The metal head of the hanger swivels! This is an absolute must.
          There is a pants bar. Critical for pants, and also strengthens the main hanger.
          CONS
          For the ladies, there are included cutouts for the shoulder straps. However, these cutouts are not sanded and lacquered like the rest of the hanger. In fact, they're rough enough that you can hear them scratching against the inside of coats. BAD!
          The pants bar has no traction. Other hangers have a strip of felt or a rubber band to prevent slippage. Not here! If the pants are not exactly even, they will eventually slip off and onto the floor.
          SUMMARY
          A great wooden hanger, given the price. A few very easily fixed flaws keep this hanger from being a total rock star. That being said, it is still leagues better then the plastic and metal alternatives.
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          Pros: Good Size & Weight, Looks Great, Nice Design
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          Home Accents Holiday 6.50 ft. Pre-lit Inflatable Nativity with Archway Airblown Scene
          Home Accents Holiday 6.50 ft. Pre-lit Inflatable Nativity with Archway Airblown Scene
          Adorn your lawn with this Airblown Inflatable Nativity scene featuring Baby Jesus, Mary and Joseph. Delight children and adults alike with this symbolic Christmas decoration that self-inflates in seconds and includes energy-efficient LED lighting for nighttime visibility. No assembly required. Plug it in, stake it down and watch the magic unfold.
           
          from Los Angeles, California
          Age Range:35 to 44
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Another large and imposing inflatable, just in time for Christmas! DESIGN Among an unending sea o...
          PostedOctober 9, 2018
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          Another large and imposing inflatable, just in time for Christmas!
          DESIGN
          Among an unending sea of fanciful and jovial Christmas inflatables, from Santa to anything-else-you-can-imagine, it's nice to finally get back to the real meaning of Christmas. This religious-themed inflatable makes sure to put "Christ" back in "Christmas," LITERALLY.
          It has internal LEDs, however i am not a fan of the placement. The LEDs brightly illuminate the heads of Mary & Joseph, and the rest of it is not very well lit, making their heads excessively stand out.
          The inflatable is bottom heavy so it won't fall over without any external forces, and the fan is placed smack in the middle. On that note, the Read More
          Another large and imposing inflatable, just in time for Christmas!
          DESIGN
          Among an unending sea of fanciful and jovial Christmas inflatables, from Santa to anything-else-you-can-imagine, it's nice to finally get back to the real meaning of Christmas. This religious-themed inflatable makes sure to put "Christ" back in "Christmas," LITERALLY.
          It has internal LEDs, however i am not a fan of the placement. The LEDs brightly illuminate the heads of Mary & Joseph, and the rest of it is not very well lit, making their heads excessively stand out.
          The inflatable is bottom heavy so it won't fall over without any external forces, and the fan is placed smack in the middle. On that note, the box comes with steaks to nail down the nativity scene securely.
          FUNCTION
          The built-in internal blower seems to be standard across a number of different inflatables, some much larger than this. That means that it's unnecessarily oversized for this nativity scene. A smaller fan would more than do, and it would also reduce the loud noise of the fan.The power cord is plenty long, at around 4 feet, but you'll definitely need an extension cord for the outdoors.
          SUMMARY
          A great Christmas inflatable. Illuminated from the inside, but the internal Light placement is not the best. Good build, but oversized, overpowering, and excessively loud fan.
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          Pros: Good Size & Weight, Nice Design
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          Make a singular statement with this giant Airblown Inflatable Gorilla Walker decked out in a Santa hat. Delight children and adults alike with this Star Wars holiday decoration that self-inflates in seconds and includes energy-efficient LED lighting for nighttime visibility. No assembly required. Plug it in, stake it down and watch the magic unfold.
           
          from Los Angeles, California
          Age Range:35 to 44
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          This is one of the most impressive and imposing inflatables out there. Measuring in at 8 feet lon...
          PostedOctober 9, 2018
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          This is one of the most impressive and imposing inflatables out there. Measuring in at 8 feet long, and just about 8 feet tall, this Walker literally DWARFS the competition!
          DESIGN
          The Walker is well proportioned, with internal LEDs placed as to illuminate the machine from the inside without overwhelming brightness. It is bottom heavy so it won't fall over without any external forces. On that note, the box comes with steaks and ropes to tie down the walker securely. The shape is unique and hulking, giving a very solid presence. The front two and back two legs are connected with an air-pipe making this an obvious decoration, and much less "realistic."
          The addition of the Santa hat,
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          This is one of the most impressive and imposing inflatables out there. Measuring in at 8 feet long, and just about 8 feet tall, this Walker literally DWARFS the competition!
          DESIGN
          The Walker is well proportioned, with internal LEDs placed as to illuminate the machine from the inside without overwhelming brightness. It is bottom heavy so it won't fall over without any external forces. On that note, the box comes with steaks and ropes to tie down the walker securely. The shape is unique and hulking, giving a very solid presence. The front two and back two legs are connected with an air-pipe making this an obvious decoration, and much less "realistic."
          The addition of the Santa hat, however, is Spot on!
          FUNCTION
          The built-in internal blower is quite strong, and has four feet that can be individually staked to secure this inflatable. It's a bit loud, but you do need lots of air for this inflatable. The power cord is plenty long, at around 4 feet, but you'll definitely need an extension cord for the outdoors.
          The one and only one complaint i have is that this is an AT-M6 Gorilla Walker from Episode 8. It's barely known, and much less cool than the original AT-AT from Empire Strikes Back. Had they made the original, it would have been instantly identifiable, where as this one is much less popular.
          SUMMARY
          A great Christmas inflatable. Should have been the original AT-AT. Good build and a strong fan, albeit a bit loud. HUGE!
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          Pros: Looks Great, Sturdy
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          The Streamlabs Water Monitor is the ultimate solution for tracking your water consumption and providing real time alerts to possible leaks. The Streamlabs Water Monitor will easily pay for itself by alerting you to a running toilet, dripping faucet/shower or leaking hose Bibb/water heater. Installation typically takes less than 15 minutes. Water consumption alerts are fully customizable for your homes needs. Home/Away mode provides an added layer of security by immediately notifying you of any detected water flow while you are away from home.
           
          from Los Angeles, California
          Age Range:35 to 44
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          The concept of more accurate information about your water use can be tantalizing to some. The ap...
          PostedSeptember 11, 2018
          Overall rating 
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          No, I do not recommend this product.
          The concept of more accurate information about your water use can be tantalizing to some. The app and easy installation are unfortunately not backed by, in my opinion, a usable nor robust product.
          INSTALLATION
          The monitor requires a long, unobstructed, clean pipe segment prior to any branches - this is almost impossible to find. My house was built in 1947 on a raised foundation. The water supply pipe pops out of the ground in the front of the house and immediately branches out to the front sprinklers. So getting to it before the sprinklers is pretty much impossible. This means that you'll never get the full water use reading, as lawn sprinklers (especially in California) are a large
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          The concept of more accurate information about your water use can be tantalizing to some. The app and easy installation are unfortunately not backed by, in my opinion, a usable nor robust product.
          INSTALLATION
          The monitor requires a long, unobstructed, clean pipe segment prior to any branches - this is almost impossible to find. My house was built in 1947 on a raised foundation. The water supply pipe pops out of the ground in the front of the house and immediately branches out to the front sprinklers. So getting to it before the sprinklers is pretty much impossible. This means that you'll never get the full water use reading, as lawn sprinklers (especially in California) are a large portion of your water bill.
          I checked out my parents house which was built in the 80's on a flat concrete slab, and the same situation occurs there: The supply pipe immediately branches to the front sprinklers as soon as it comes out of the ground.
          So the dream of getting an accurate water reading to compare to your water bill is not realizable in most situations.
          APP
          The app's interface and ease of use is pretty much the only good thing about this system. It's clear and shows a number of different usage graphs, including real-time water use (although there is about an 8 second delay).
          ACCURACY
          Despite calibrating the app a number of times, the fidelity of this device is not good. With all other water sources turned off, i slowly turned on a single faucet. With water running at about a pencil width, the monitor recorded 0. When the water flow was increased, the app jumps up to 0.5gps. When lowered a bit again, the app ping-ponged between 0 and 0.5gpm, meaning that is the smallest increment that can be captured.
          The app allows you to set leak alarms for water flow. But seeing the issue with the low flow increment, i'm not sure how the alarm would even trigger with tiny leaks.
          SUMMARY
          Great app. Installation is easy if your house happens to have the right amount of pipe in the right location. Accuracy of product leaves you wanting, and questioning the results you get. Needs improvement.
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          Pros: Easy to Install
          Cons: accuracy
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          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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          MrFixIt
          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?
           
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          Turn you backyard into the great outdoors and safely recreate the experience of sitting around the campfire with this natural stone fire pit. Perfect for telling ghost stories, enjoying a summer night, or just warming yourself as the sun goes down. Easy to maintain, and made from strong materials, this fire pit will allow you and your family to safely enjoy the wonders of open flame in your own backyard.
           

          Can this fire pit work with natural gas instead of a propane tank?

          Asked by
          Jen
          June 12, 2018
          Can this fire pit work with natural gas instead of a propane tank?
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          MrFixIt
          Los Angeles, California
          November 6, 2018
          Answer: 
          This would require a conversion kit. No ability to do this with the included parts.
           
          Turn you backyard into the great outdoors and safely recreate the experience of sitting around the campfire with this natural stone fire pit. Perfect for telling ghost stories, enjoying a summer night, or just warming yourself as the sun goes down. Easy to maintain, and made from strong materials, this fire pit will allow you and your family to safely enjoy the wonders of open flame in your own backyard.
           

          Would it be safe to use this inside an outdoor gazebo?

          Asked by
          Cruiszr
          October 10, 2018
          Would it be safe to use this inside an outdoor gazebo?
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          MrFixIt
          Los Angeles, California
          November 6, 2018
          Answer: 
          Yes!
           
          The Streamlabs Water Monitor is the ultimate solution for tracking your water consumption and providing real time alerts to possible leaks. The Streamlabs Water Monitor will easily pay for itself by alerting you to a running toilet, dripping faucet/shower or leaking hose Bibb/water heater. Installation typically takes less than 15 minutes. Water consumption alerts are fully customizable for your homes needs. Home/Away mode provides an added layer of security by immediately notifying you of any detected water flow while you are away from home.
           

          Is this product sensitive enough to identify slow leaks quickly- like a toilet or pin hole leak i...

          Asked by
          DavidHHaley
          July 30, 2018
          Is this product sensitive enough to identify slow leaks quickly- like a toilet or pin hole leak in wall pipes?
          Asked by
          MrFixIt
          Los Angeles, California
          September 11, 2018
          Answer: 
          Nope. Minimum flow rate captured by my device was 0.5gps - far too high to detect slow leaks.
           
          Husky 6 in. storage bin is perfect for organizing items. This organizer is constructed of Heavy-duty polymer to ensure durability and quality for life of the case. The dividers are easily removed to create dozens of custom configurations for a wide variety for storage possibilities. Rugged, over-center latches keep contents secure in the case.
           

          Can I use this to store pipe fittings? Thank you

          Asked by
          Newbie
          March 26, 2018
          Can I use this to store pipe fittings?

          Thank you
          Asked by
          MrFixIt
          Los Angeles, California
          May 8, 2018
          Answer: 
          This is on the small side for pipe fittings. I would recommend something bigger for that application.
           
          Sunnybrook Rustic 5 piece Dining Set Create a space filled with character and style with The Sunnybrook Rustic 5 piece Dining Set. This set features a gorgeous rustic weathered wood look table top that rests on an espresso finished table frame. 4 coordinating dining chairs are also included, with the chair seats matching the table top's rustic weathered wood. The chairs combine an X - back chair design and espresso-finished tapered legs. With such a versatile palette, this set will easily work well with other furnishings in your home. Make the Sunnybrook Rustic 5 piece Dining Set the newest cozy addition to your home today.
           

          Can I paint or stain the veneer table top? Same question applies for the seat part of the chair.

          Asked by
          Imfjaz
          April 7, 2017
          Can I paint or stain the veneer table top? Same question applies for the seat part of the chair.
          Asked by
          MrFixIt
          Los Angeles, California
          May 8, 2018
          Answer: 
          The surfaces are "wrapped" in a sort of vynil-type covering. You cannot paint or stain this. However, if you were to remove the paper, no doubt you could stain/paint the wood underneath.
           
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