Brian
  • Review count
    163
  • Helpfulness votes
    118
  • Average rating
    4.5
    4.5 out of 5
  • First Review:
    November 27, 2012
  • Last Review:
    June 20, 2019
 
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      Activity Summary
       
      • Review count
        163
      • Helpfulness votes
        118
      • Average rating
        4.5
        4.5 out of 5
      • First Review:
        November 27, 2012
      • Last Review:
        June 20, 2019
       
      • Question count
        7
         
        • Answer count
          122
           
           
           
           
          Brian's Reviews
           
          This plush mattress pad will add the ultimate layer of comfort to your queen bed. Crafted with a luxurious 300-thread count cotton fabric, it includes a polyester fiber fill. A stretch skirt keeps this machine-washable mattress pad secure. STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® [19.HUS.68942 Hohenstein HTTI].
           
          from Franklin Square, NY
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          The Ultimate Comfort Queen Mattress Pad by Home Decorators Collection caught my eye online. If y...
          PostedJune 20, 2019
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          The Ultimate Comfort Queen Mattress Pad by Home Decorators Collection caught my eye online. If you have an older mattress like mine, you notice the comfort level start to diminish over the years. Added this to my mattress and instantly noticed a renewed comfort level as if I replaced the mattress. The first night I slept like a baby. The pad is easily attached to the mattress for a snug fit that won't slip off with movement. I haven't washed mine yet but it is fully machine washable. So if you're in the market for a new mattress but are short on cash, I highly suggest you try this pad for a price of under $40.
          Pros: Durable, Easy to Clean, Easy to Install, Easy to Use, Looks Great
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          This StyleWell 2 in. Memory Foam Mattress Topper ensures a comfortable night’s sleep on your queen bed. Infused with therapeutic, gel-infused memory foam, it offers pressure-relieving support and breathability. Meets CertiPUR-US® standards for content, emissions and durability, and are analyzed by independent, accredited testing laboratories. Its circular-knit polyester fabric cover provides a layer of smooth softness for your sleeping area. This memory foam topper features a non-skid bottom to ensure it stays in place.
           
          from Franklin Square, NY
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Currently I have an older mattress in my master bedroom that is getting kind of worn out not to m...
          PostedMay 27, 2019
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          Currently I have an older mattress in my master bedroom that is getting kind of worn out not to mention harsh on my bad back. I spotted the 2 in. Gel Infused Memory Foam Queen Mattress Topper by StyleWell online and decided to give it a try. After removing it from the box and unfolding it, it easily formed to the shape of my mattress. When I gave it a try soon after putting it on, I knew right away I was in for a good night sleep that night. It immediately formed to the curves of my back. That night was the fastest I've fallen asleep in a long time. Not only did I fall asleep quick but I actually stayed asleep and woke up refreshed. I absolutely recommend this topped to for anyone with an Read More
          Currently I have an older mattress in my master bedroom that is getting kind of worn out not to mention harsh on my bad back. I spotted the 2 in. Gel Infused Memory Foam Queen Mattress Topper by StyleWell online and decided to give it a try. After removing it from the box and unfolding it, it easily formed to the shape of my mattress. When I gave it a try soon after putting it on, I knew right away I was in for a good night sleep that night. It immediately formed to the curves of my back. That night was the fastest I've fallen asleep in a long time. Not only did I fall asleep quick but I actually stayed asleep and woke up refreshed. I absolutely recommend this topped to for anyone with an older mattress or is just looking for that extra padded comfort on their current mattress. Read Less
          Pros: Easy to Install, Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, High Quality, Looks Great, Nice Design
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          Pesky pet hair, allergen-inducing dust and inconvenient crumbs are no match for the cleaning power of the Kenmore 600 Series Bagged Canister Vacuum with Pet PowerMate. This handy small appliance tackles hardwood, laminate and carpet with ease thanks to its multipurpose all-floors design. A POP-N-GO floor brush located in the front storage case makes quick work of messes while a motorized Pet PowerMate attachment lifts stubborn hair, dander and more from carpeting, baseboards and furniture without issue. Pesky pet hair, allergen-inducing dust and inconvenient crumbs are no match for the cleaning power of the Kenmore 600 Series Bagged Canister Vacuum with Pet PowerMate. This handy small appliance tackles hardwood, laminate and carpet with ease thanks to its multipurpose all-floors design. A POP-N-GO floor brush located in the front storage case makes quick work of messes while a motorized Pet PowerMate attachment lifts stubborn hair, dander and more from carpeting, baseboards and furniture without issue.
           
          from Franklin Square, NY
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Usage frequency:Weekly
          Received free product:Yes
          Being a fan of canister vacuums all my life, when it came time to purchase a new one I came acros...
          PostedMay 9, 2019
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          Being a fan of canister vacuums all my life, when it came time to purchase a new one I came across the KENMORE Pet Friendly Pop-N-Go UltraPlush Bagged Canister Vacuum Cleaner online and decided to give it a try.After taking it out of the box I noticed it was smaller than my previous Kenmore. I was able to assemble it in less than 10 minutes. Once I turned it on, I could feel the power instantly. It had no problem sucking up all the crumbs, dirt, hair and the dog hair upon dog hair that I never knew that could possibly come off a 23lb. puggle. The base of the powermate also swivels which makes it easier to turn. It comes with all the basic attachments that normally comes with a canister Read More
          Being a fan of canister vacuums all my life, when it came time to purchase a new one I came across the KENMORE Pet Friendly Pop-N-Go UltraPlush Bagged Canister Vacuum Cleaner online and decided to give it a try.After taking it out of the box I noticed it was smaller than my previous Kenmore. I was able to assemble it in less than 10 minutes. Once I turned it on, I could feel the power instantly. It had no problem sucking up all the crumbs, dirt, hair and the dog hair upon dog hair that I never knew that could possibly come off a 23lb. puggle. The base of the powermate also swivels which makes it easier to turn. It comes with all the basic attachments that normally comes with a canister vacuum plus a mini pet powermate for stairs and furniture, all conveniently stored on top of the canister. As far as the bag, it comes with a cloth HEPA bag and filtration, but if you choose the type C paper bags also fit this vacuum. At first it did seem a bit louder than my old one but it may just be my imagination. In my opinion it is well worth the price tag and anticipate I will have it for years to come. Read Less
          Pros: Cleans Edges/Corners Well, Easy to Empty Filter, Easy to Use, Good for All Surfaces, Good Size & Lightweight, Great Value, Looks Great, Lots of Features, Nice Design, Performs Well, Strong Suction
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          Goo Gone Spray Gel is great for all those gooey, sticky, gummy, greasy cleaning problems. Gel clings to the surface for non-drip, no-mess cleaning. Remove chewing gum, grease, tar, stickers, labels, tape residue, oil, blood, lipstick, mascara, shoe polish, crayon and bumper stickers. Spray gel works on carpets, upholstery, clothing, wood, cement, metal and plastic.
           
          from Franklin Square, NY
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          I picked this Goo Gone 12 oz. Spray Gel up to clean the underside of my over the stove microwave,...
          PostedApril 4, 2019
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          I picked this Goo Gone 12 oz. Spray Gel up to clean the underside of my over the stove microwave, (The exhaust fan part), which had become greasy sticky mess over the years. And in typical Goo Gone fashion, it did the job. I simply just sprayed, waited about 5 minutes and wiped it clean with a paper towel. I did have to use a little pressure as the grease was really built up and stuck on. One thing I should note is, in my opinion, I don't know if I would classify this as a gel. While it is thicker than a similar liquid spray cleaner, it isn't that thick where it doesn't run at all although it doesn't run as much. So what I had done was just cover my stove top with an old towel while I was Read More
          I picked this Goo Gone 12 oz. Spray Gel up to clean the underside of my over the stove microwave, (The exhaust fan part), which had become greasy sticky mess over the years. And in typical Goo Gone fashion, it did the job. I simply just sprayed, waited about 5 minutes and wiped it clean with a paper towel. I did have to use a little pressure as the grease was really built up and stuck on. One thing I should note is, in my opinion, I don't know if I would classify this as a gel. While it is thicker than a similar liquid spray cleaner, it isn't that thick where it doesn't run at all although it doesn't run as much. So what I had done was just cover my stove top with an old towel while I was cleaning to prevent it from dripping on it. But overall, I think it is a pretty decent cleaner/goo remover for under 5 bucks and well worth the purchase. Read Less
          Pros: Easy to Use
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          Disposable sheets with a light adhesive for dusting floors, counter height surfaces or high dusting applications. Traps and holds up to 8X more dirt, dust and sand than a competitive sweeping dust cloth brand and conventional dust mops. Traps more hair than a competitive sweeping dust cloth brand and conventional dust mops. Ideal for hair salons, veterinarians and bathrooms.
           
          from Franklin Square, NY
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Saw the 3M Easy Trap Synthetic Sweep and Dust Sheets (8-Sheets/Box) online and to be honest with ...
          PostedMarch 11, 2019
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          Saw the 3M Easy Trap Synthetic Sweep and Dust Sheets (8-Sheets/Box) online and to be honest with you it was the price that attracted me to them. My intent was to use them with my dry dust mop. Once I opened the box, I realized the catch for a box of 8. The measurements of each sheet is 6"x5". So anyone with one of the name brand dry dust mops knows that these sheets are to small for it. They are on a continuous sheet, kind of like a roll of paper towels, so you can rip off what you need. Long story short, you need 3 sheets to fit your dust mop, so your box of 8 just went down to a box of just under 3. As far as it's performance for use on a dust mop, I'd give it a 10 out of 10. Each sheet Read More
          Saw the 3M Easy Trap Synthetic Sweep and Dust Sheets (8-Sheets/Box) online and to be honest with you it was the price that attracted me to them. My intent was to use them with my dry dust mop. Once I opened the box, I realized the catch for a box of 8. The measurements of each sheet is 6"x5". So anyone with one of the name brand dry dust mops knows that these sheets are to small for it. They are on a continuous sheet, kind of like a roll of paper towels, so you can rip off what you need. Long story short, you need 3 sheets to fit your dust mop, so your box of 8 just went down to a box of just under 3. As far as it's performance for use on a dust mop, I'd give it a 10 out of 10. Each sheet has a sticky substance on it so in my opinion it actually picks up more dust, dirt, and dog hair from the hardwood floors. However if your intention is to use it as a hand dust rag I'd give it a thumbs down, unless you don't mind that sticky feeling on your hands not to mention not sure if I'd run that across my furniture or TV screen. Lesson, always read the box before you buy. Read Less
          Pros: Easy to Use
          Cons: Size
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          Brian's Questions
           
          Perfect for soap, lotion or hand sanitizer, this Glacier Bay metal dispenser is made to last. Each dispenser includes a zinc and brass head/nozzle for added durability. Easy to assemble and refill, this soap dispenser mounts next to a kitchen faucet with an undermount reservoir bottle.
           

          Is Satin Nickel the same color as a stainless steel faucet?

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          Brian
          October 27, 2017
          Is Satin Nickel the same color as a stainless steel faucet?
           
          If you're in need of a heavy-duty workbench coupled with a storage system, then this 48 in. workstation is the thing for you. It supports up to 1,675 lbs. and features a solid wood work platform to support a variety of operations. It includes a full width big drawer to store tools and various items and pegboard to neatly organize tools. There are also a pair of screwdriver holders at either side for easy access to those tools. This workstation is built to withstand extreme temperatures, high humidity and every day wear and tear, suitable for garage, basement and workshop.
           

          The assembled height of 52.95 inches, does that include the the pegboard or just the height of th...

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          Brian
          June 14, 2017
          The assembled height of 52.95 inches, does that include the the pegboard or just the height of the workbench?
           
          Clorox 128 oz. Pro Results Garage and Driveway Cleaner
          Clorox 128 oz. Pro Results Garage and Driveway Cleaner
          Clorox Pro Results Garage and Driveway Cleaner removes tough oil and grease stains on driveways or in your garage. Use on stone, brick and concrete surfaces. Transform old, dirty, mold stains and mildew stains from driveways, garages and sidewalks with this ready to use quick rinse cleaning formula. Great for big outdoor jobs, this garage and driveway cleaner with the professional bleach strength of Clorox, requires no mixing or diluting. Apply product directly on surface, scrub as needed, rinse and let dry. Rinse treated and surrounding areas with water when complete. This will not harm plants lawns. Garage and driveway cleaning just got easier with Clorox Pro Results Garage and Driveway Cleaner.
           

          Can this be used in a pressure washer?

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          Brian
          April 26, 2017
          Can this be used in a pressure washer?
           
          Get Rubbermaid durability in a classic design with the Rubbermaid Roughneck 32-Gallon Wheeled Trash Can. Built to withstand intense sunlight and freezing temperatures, this tough bin features a bag cinch that holds the liner in place, plus a convenient oversized handle to move the can around. A pair of in-line skate wheels allows you to roll it to and from the curb smoothly, while the wide wheel base helps ensure your can stays steady and upright.
           

          Does the warranty cover squirrels chewing through the lid?

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          Brian
          December 12, 2016
          Does the warranty cover squirrels chewing through the lid?
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          The Dorcy 41-1081 Rechargeable USB Power Bank Lantern is loaded with options for the most demanding applications. Weighing in at only 1.11 lb. this full-featured lantern has a 700-lumen spotlight with a run time of 3-hours on high and a beam distance over 1/4 of a mile. The spotlight can also be used on low with 270-lumens and 8-hours of run time. The 41-1081 has the ability to recharge your USB devices and still have power to light up a room. With the unique ability to charge the lantern with USB power sources, this brings added flexibility for you when you need light. The additional light sources on each side bring safety and versatility to a new level. 1 side is a bright area lantern with over 100-lumens of light while the other side has an emergency flasher. The back/tail of the light provides 2 push button switches to operate the side light independently. The Dorcy 41-1081 Rechargeable USB Power Bank Lantern comes with a 1-year limited warranty. Dorcy International offers an expansive range of lighting products and continues to evolve with new market demands, ranging from LED technology and fashion to leadership in new product development. Dorcy International has been making flashlights for over 55-years and is proud to be business partners with many of the world's largest retailers.
           

          Is the rechargable battery replaceable when it eventually comes to the end of it's life?

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          Brian
          Franklin Square, NY
          August 2, 2016
          The instructions state takes 2*18650 3.7V batteries but doesn't say how to replace.
           
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          Generac's SpeedWash residential grade pressure washers provide you with a complete washing system featuring best-in-class cleaning power. This complete cleaning system includes a family of innovative cleaning attachments to deliver better cleaning results in less time. Includes 4 quick-change nozzle tips: 0, 25, 40 and soap.
           

          Dose this come with the $135 value attachments that other sites offer for this model?

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          Lefty
          April 14, 2018
          Dose this come with the $135 value attachments that other sites offer for this model?
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          Brian
          Franklin Square, NY
          April 23, 2018
          Answer: 
          I got mine last year and received the attachments with it. Don't think HD was listing the attachments at the time I ordered it like other sites, but I did receive them.
           
          Generac's SpeedWash residential grade pressure washers provide you with a complete washing system featuring best-in-class cleaning power. This complete cleaning system includes a family of innovative cleaning attachments to deliver better cleaning results in less time. Includes 4 quick-change nozzle tips: 0, 25, 40 and soap.
           

          Will this power washer reverse my vasectomy?

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          fireguy
          April 21, 2018
          Will this power washer reverse my vasectomy?
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          Brian
          Franklin Square, NY
          April 23, 2018
          Answer: 
          Wait what???? Please repeat the question.
           
          Get quick access to a fresh, clean water supply with the Avalon Self-Cleaning Bottleless Water Cooler. This Energy Star certified water cooler is easy to setup and can be directly connected to your existing sink water line and contains an activated carbon and sediment filter. The dimensions are 16x10x15.75 in. and has 3 dispensing volumes for your needs. The dispensing area is built-in and requires no bottle and it is a NSF certified activated carbon filter with a sediment filter that purifies and eliminates chlorine, lead, rust and bacteria. Use the paddle spouts to pour any time of beverage you choose. The dispensing area has 7.5 in. of space below the spouts and it accommodates most large cups or bottles. There is a removable drip tray to catch any drips or spills. Choose between a cool, crisp glass of water that can get ice cold with the temperature of 47 degrees Fahrenheit. You can also choose to get hot coffee or tea and it gets hot up to 185 degrees Fahrenheit. There is also a convenient UV light function that automatically cleans the water inside the tank too.
           

          How often do you need to change the filter?

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          Jean
          March 15, 2018
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          Brian
          Franklin Square, NY
          April 15, 2018
          Answer: 
          I believe it is recommended every 6 months with normal use.
           
          Get quick access to a fresh, clean water supply with the Avalon Self-Cleaning Bottleless Water Cooler. This Energy Star certified water cooler is easy to setup and can be directly connected to your existing sink water line and contains an activated carbon and sediment filter. The dimensions are 16x10x15.75 in. and has 3 dispensing volumes for your needs. The dispensing area is built-in and requires no bottle and it is a NSF certified activated carbon filter with a sediment filter that purifies and eliminates chlorine, lead, rust and bacteria. Use the paddle spouts to pour any time of beverage you choose. The dispensing area has 7.5 in. of space below the spouts and it accommodates most large cups or bottles. There is a removable drip tray to catch any drips or spills. Choose between a cool, crisp glass of water that can get ice cold with the temperature of 47 degrees Fahrenheit. You can also choose to get hot coffee or tea and it gets hot up to 185 degrees Fahrenheit. There is also a convenient UV light function that automatically cleans the water inside the tank too.
           

          Does this have to be hooked to a water source or can it be filled? If so, what’s the capacity?

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          Mark
          April 12, 2018
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          Brian
          Franklin Square, NY
          April 15, 2018
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          This must be hooked up to a water source, but comes with mostly everything to tap into a waterline.
           
          The GoWISE USA Air Fryer allows you to enjoy your favorite fried snacks and food without the added calories. Rapid Air Circulation Technology cooks food by circulating hot air in all directions, ensuring fast and even cooking. This XL air fryer has 8-built-in smart programs including Fries, Pork, Shrimp, Cake, Chicken, Steak, Fish, and Pizza. It offers a wide temperature range from 180°F-400°F and a cooking timer for up to 30-minutes. Featuring a new built-in alarm function that reminds the user to shake or check their food in 5, 10, and 15-minute increments. Air frying offers a healthier and easier way to cook, and in 30-minutes or less.
           

          can you use oil with this air fryer

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          Kelly
          March 29, 2018
          can you use oil with this air fryer
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          Brian
          Franklin Square, NY
          April 9, 2018
          Answer: 
          There is no need to. Recommendations are to toss say french fries with oil before putting them in the basket or rubbing oil on the outside of a chicken before starting to cook. Other than that, there is no need to use any more oil than that.
           
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