Termie
  • Review count
    468
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    1,509
  • Average rating
    4.3
    4.3 out of 5
  • First Review:
    February 6, 2012
  • Last Review:
    December 9, 2019
 
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      • Review count
        468
      • Helpfulness votes
        1,509
      • Average rating
        4.3
        4.3 out of 5
      • First Review:
        February 6, 2012
      • Last Review:
        December 9, 2019
       
      Questions & Answers
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        • Answer count
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          Termie's Reviews
           
          This modern 3-seater sofa is a wonderful addition to any room in your home. Featuring wood sides and rounded legs, it boasts a true mid-century look and feel. It also has a plush cushioning for comfort and a button tufted seat and back for extra style, so you can never go wrong with this sofa. Color: Blue.
           
          from Portland, OR
          Age Range:35 to 44
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          This sofa has one main thing going for it - it looks really nice. It gives you that vintage style...
          PostedDecember 9, 2019
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          This sofa has one main thing going for it - it looks really nice. It gives you that vintage style for very little money. Assembly was about as expected - helps to have two people for sure, and I used a power ratchet with hex driver (a power drill will be too large to get into the area where you need to drive the hex screws in). Be careful to pay attention to which side panel is which - I figured they could only be attached to the correct side, but in fact they can be installed on the wrong side, which I did at first!
          Now for the negatives:
          (1) as another reviewer noted, the legs are not quite the same color as the sides. That's a shame, because the sides really are beautiful. Solid Read More
          This sofa has one main thing going for it - it looks really nice. It gives you that vintage style for very little money. Assembly was about as expected - helps to have two people for sure, and I used a power ratchet with hex driver (a power drill will be too large to get into the area where you need to drive the hex screws in). Be careful to pay attention to which side panel is which - I figured they could only be attached to the correct side, but in fact they can be installed on the wrong side, which I did at first!
          Now for the negatives:
          (1) as another reviewer noted, the legs are not quite the same color as the sides. That's a shame, because the sides really are beautiful. Solid wood, not veneer, very attractive, gives the sofa a premium feel, but...
          (2) the seat cushion itself is about as hard as a rock. It's ultra-dense foam, no springs here. While that may mean it is more durable, it also means you'll have to get used to it being fairly "supportive" (i.e., like the hardest foam mattresses you can imagine).
          (3) the sofa is a bit deep - you'll want to get some pillows to put behind you to be comfortable.
          Overall, I love that you can get this much style and real wood sides for such a low price, but there's always a catch, and here it's the comfort of the sofa cushions. Read Less
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          ProFlex380 Standard Kneeling Pad provides comfort for static kneeling situations. Closed-cell foam is non-conductive, resistant to petroleum and silicone-free. Built with a convenient handle.
           
          from Portland, OR
          Age Range:35 to 44
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Yes, this is pretty expensive for a kneeling pad, but it's really well made. I was actually very ...
          PostedDecember 9, 2019
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          Yes, this is pretty expensive for a kneeling pad, but it's really well made. I was actually very surprised at the size when it arrived - I've used other kneeling pads that were really only large enough for one knee. This one is huge - large enough to sit on! I was also impressed at how thick it is - definitely provides cushion to your knees even when kneeling on a hard surface, let alone grass or dirt.
          Overall, if you do a lot of work around the house or garden work, this product is indispensable!
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          Influenced by industrial rustic style trends, Liberty's 1-1/8 in. Rustic Square Knob is an inspired choice. The dramatic statement of this design is the perfect finishing touch for your cabinetry. With the included installation hardware, you can easily enhance the look and feel of your kitchen or bathrooms in no time at all.
           
          from Portland, OR
          Age Range:35 to 44
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          This is a high-quality, if expensive, cabinet knob. It is heavy, indicating that it's indeed soli...
          PostedDecember 9, 2019
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          This is a high-quality, if expensive, cabinet knob. It is heavy, indicating that it's indeed solid metal, and it has a very unique style. My one concern is that the knob has no tabs on the back to dig into the cabinet door to help keep it in position, and therefore like any knob that isn't round, it will eventually drift out of place and be off-level.
          Overall, a nice addition if you like the style, but harder to make look perfect than round knobs. Given that it costs quite a bit more than typical knobs, make sure you like the looks before buying!
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          from Portland, OR
          Age Range:35 to 44
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          Gender:Male
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          Received free product:Yes
          This is an interesting special-purpose product, and I'm glad I have it to take care of my new gra...
          PostedDecember 7, 2019
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          This is an interesting special-purpose product, and I'm glad I have it to take care of my new granite countertop. Ideally, it would be used with a granite cleaner, which I have. Granite Gold clearly manufactures these sponges to be packaged with its spray bottles, so if you're ordering this, either you are using a different brand of cleaning product, or you need a replacement (or perhaps you are just going to use it with water, which I'll discuss later). It would be nice if Granite Gold sold these a multi-packs, rather than this single sponge.
          There are two things that differentiate this sponge from standard sponges:
          (1) the sponge side is very dense (and not really designed to hold a
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          This is an interesting special-purpose product, and I'm glad I have it to take care of my new granite countertop. Ideally, it would be used with a granite cleaner, which I have. Granite Gold clearly manufactures these sponges to be packaged with its spray bottles, so if you're ordering this, either you are using a different brand of cleaning product, or you need a replacement (or perhaps you are just going to use it with water, which I'll discuss later). It would be nice if Granite Gold sold these a multi-packs, rather than this single sponge.
          There are two things that differentiate this sponge from standard sponges:
          (1) the sponge side is very dense (and not really designed to hold a lot of water, but more there just to provide a grip to the user)
          (2) the scrubbing side is a lot less coarse, because you don't need (or want to) scrub granite like you do a pot with caked-on grime. That makes a lot of sense to me.
          While most of the time I use paper towel or a cloth towel to clean my granite, sometimes you do get some sticky items stuck on a counter, and need a bit more scrubbing power to get the gunk off. This is where the Granite Gold sponge comes in handy, because you can scrub your granite clean while ensuring you don't damage it.
          I would have liked a bit more information on the packaging about whether this can be used with either water or a granite cleaning agent. I assume water is OK, of course, and I have no intention of pulling out my cleaner every time I use the sponge, but given the lack of detail on the packaging, it's unclear what all the uses of the product are.
          Overall, though, I think this is a great item to have in your kitchen if you have granite countertops. You won't use it every day, most likely, but when you want to do a weekly cleaning, it's helpful to have this on hand. Read Less
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          The Commercial Electric Smart Plug makes your home appliance or device controllable from your smart phone while you are home or away. The plug can also turn appliances on or off automatically by using a programmable timer function. The plugs slim design allows the second outlet to be used by a different appliance. Works with all major voice control platforms. Color: White.
           
          from Portland, OR
          Age Range:35 to 44
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          Gender:Male
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          This is an effective WiFi enabled smart plug, and given how much Smart Plugs cost just a few year...
          PostedDecember 7, 2019
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          This is an effective WiFi enabled smart plug, and given how much Smart Plugs cost just a few years ago, it's a very good deal. With that said, it's as basic as they come, and here are the pros and cons that I see:
          Pro:
          (1) no hub required, works over home WiFi
          (2) price
          (3) the plug is shaped in a way that it won't block both outlets in a standard 2-gang outlet.
          (4) has button on the side of the plug for manual on/off control
          (5) operates very quickly, about 1 second after issuing a command by app or voice it will turn on.
          Cons:
          (1) requires the download and installation of a 20MB app from Commercial Electric that does nothing other than control the SP1 plug. Apparently,
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          This is an effective WiFi enabled smart plug, and given how much Smart Plugs cost just a few years ago, it's a very good deal. With that said, it's as basic as they come, and here are the pros and cons that I see:
          Pro:
          (1) no hub required, works over home WiFi
          (2) price
          (3) the plug is shaped in a way that it won't block both outlets in a standard 2-gang outlet.
          (4) has button on the side of the plug for manual on/off control
          (5) operates very quickly, about 1 second after issuing a command by app or voice it will turn on.
          Cons:
          (1) requires the download and installation of a 20MB app from Commercial Electric that does nothing other than control the SP1 plug. Apparently, Commercial Electric has no other smart devices that work with this app. You have to start somewhere, but this is a little unimpressive - just a single smart product in the entire line.
          (2) to set it up, you have to go through a multi-step process where you connect your phone to your preferred home network, then manually connect your phone to the WiFi plug (which may be confusing to some people), then wait for the home network settings to be copied over to the plug so it can connect directly to the network. It takes only a few minutes, but again, some new users may not understand how to do it.
          (3) the app is very simplistic. You can turn the light on and off, set it to go off after a certain amount of time, or set up a basic schedule. The truth is, though, that there's no reason to use a Smart Home app that can only control a single device anyway.
          Ultimately, the only reason I could possibly see to use this plug is if you are going to integrate it with Amazon Alexa, which you do by enabling the Commercial Electric skill (again, software that only works with a single product - this one!). So for anyone looking for a very cheap way to add a smart plug to their Alexa-controlled smart home devices, this one makes sense. Just don't think you're going to start building out a smart home network by relying on Commercial Electric's software. In fact, I recommend uninstalling the software once you have it connected to your home network and functioning with your Alexa software. I can confirm the light works fine without the software as long as you have the Skill enabled in Alexa. Read Less
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          The Bionic Steel Hose when we say it's tough as steel, we're not kidding. The Bionic Steel Hose is made of 304 Stainless Steel ensuring that it's literally the last hose you'll ever buy. It's corrosion free, rust free, super lightweight, kink free and also is resistant to extreme weather conditions. Busy yourself with better things like enjoying the outdoors and spending time with family not about your garden hose.
           

          Is this BPA and lead free? Thank you.

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          dem
          September 21, 2018
          Is this BPA and lead free?
          Thank you.
          October 21, 2018
          Answer: 
          I don't know the exact answer to this question, but the packaging specifically says it should not be used for drinking water purposes, so that may be a partial answer.
           
          Outdoor playsets from Creative Cedar Designs come ready-to-assemble with everything you need to create the perfect, play-safe swing set experience. Timber Valley swing set features covered, 20 sq. ft. play tower with pitched roof assembly and built-in sandbox below, swings for up to 4 at one time, and a variety of other activities so kids, family and friends can enjoy your backyard swing set together. Whether your child would rather be scaling the rock wall, barreling down the wave slide, reaching new heights on the swing set or simply enjoying the view, the Timber Valley playset is packed with activities to encourage hours of rigorous playtime.
           

          How much weight can each swing hold?

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          June 2, 2017
          How much weight can each swing hold?
          February 13, 2018
          Answer: 
          My sample came with two Ultimate Swing Hangers and two Ultimate Swing Seats, each with a weight rating of 250 pounds. The two-person glider swing, however, has a combined weight limit of 150 pounds, so it is intended for younger children only.
           
          Outdoor playsets from Creative Cedar Designs come ready-to-assemble with everything you need to create the perfect, play-safe swing set experience. Timber Valley swing set features covered, 20 sq. ft. play tower with pitched roof assembly and built-in sandbox below, swings for up to 4 at one time, and a variety of other activities so kids, family and friends can enjoy your backyard swing set together. Whether your child would rather be scaling the rock wall, barreling down the wave slide, reaching new heights on the swing set or simply enjoying the view, the Timber Valley playset is packed with activities to encourage hours of rigorous playtime.
           

          just want to clarify, each swing can hold up to 250 lbs?

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          gm
          September 18, 2017
          just want to clarify, each swing can hold up to 250 lbs?
          February 13, 2018
          Answer: 
          My sample came with two Ultimate Swing Hangers and two Ultimate Swing Seats, each with a weight rating of 250 pounds. The two-person glider swing, however, has a combined weight limit of 150 pounds, so it is intended for younger children only.
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          The Samsung 5.9 cu. ft. Convection Freestanding Range offers a premium look and large cooking space for greater flexibility when using multiple post and pans. Stainless Steel cooktop design and die-cast knobs for a modern look. Fan Convection distributes heat throughout the oven faster and more evenly, saving more time than traditional ovens. The large oven interior capacity can easily accommodate a big roast, multiple casserole dishes or several racks of cookies for the holidays.
           

          Does this range have a probe?

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          Ssmith
          May 22, 2017
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          Termie
          Portland, OR
          June 24, 2017
          Answer: 
          No, this one doesn't, but I believe the next model up does.
           
          EcoSmart 60W Equivalent Soft White A19 Energy Star and Dimmable LED Light Bulb (4-Pack)
          EcoSmart 60W Equivalent Soft White A19 Energy Star and Dimmable LED Light Bulb (4-Pack)
          Brighten your room with the energy efficient EcoSmart LED light bulb. This EcoSmart A19 Lamp estimated Energy Cost is $1.02 per year and can save $84 in a lifetime. The lifespan of each bulb is roughly 15000 hours. This EcoSmart A19 Lamp is Dimmable as well as Omni-Directional. This EcoSmart 8.5-Watt 2700K (Soft White) LED A19 provides a warm and comfortable light, perfect for your living room, bedroom, kitchen or any place in your home where you would use a standard incandescent light bulb.
           

          need to see if current Lutron dimmer works with this bulbs and does not buzz

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          Bob
          Louisville
          October 27, 2015
          I have tried the Phillps Warm Glow bulbs with the Lutron® C-L Ariadni®, Toggler® dimmer and we get a buzzing sound. Will these 60W Equivalent bulbs work well and not have buzzing sound noise when dimmed?
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          Termie
          Portland, OR
          November 27, 2015
          Answer: 
          All dimmable LEDs will buzz to a certain degree when used with a dimmer. There's no way around that (yet). That being said, these bulbs buzz less with my Leviton dimmer than any other brand I've tried, including the biggest names in lighting (and in fact, I've found Philips to buzz the most).