Brian
  • Review count
    170
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    126
  • Average rating
    4.5
    4.5 out of 5
  • First Review:
    November 27, 2012
  • Last Review:
    September 13, 2019
 
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      Activity Summary
       
      • Review count
        170
      • Helpfulness votes
        126
      • Average rating
        4.5
        4.5 out of 5
      • First Review:
        November 27, 2012
      • Last Review:
        September 13, 2019
       
      • Question count
        7
         
        • Answer count
          123
           
           
           
           
          Brian's Reviews
           
          GreenView Fairway Formula Sun and Shade Grass Seed Mixture guarantees a thick, lush, deep green lawn that will thrive in sunny and shady areas. This top-rated, cool season, versatile mixture of grass seed varieties will ensure that you are creating a lawn that is easy to grow, as well as drought and disease resistant. Enjoy a lawn that will stay green in extreme conditions throughout the year.
           
          from Franklin Square, NY
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          So I needed some grass seed to fill in an approximately 4x4 patch where a tree was dug up years a...
          PostedSeptember 13, 2019
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          So I needed some grass seed to fill in an approximately 4x4 patch where a tree was dug up years ago and the area sunk. I came across GreenView 7 lbs. Fairway Formula Grass Seed Sun and Shade Mixture and decided to give it a try. The last few seeds I used for other areas didn't take that good. But saw that Greenview said pure seed and I think that's what attracted me to it. Before seeding I filled in the area with I believe 7 bags of top soil, (Also from Home Depot garden department), the threw down the seed and lightly covered it with peat moss. I watered it just about everyday and it started to sprout in approximately 14 days. It hasn't grown in thick yet but from the looks of the way it's Read More
          So I needed some grass seed to fill in an approximately 4x4 patch where a tree was dug up years ago and the area sunk. I came across GreenView 7 lbs. Fairway Formula Grass Seed Sun and Shade Mixture and decided to give it a try. The last few seeds I used for other areas didn't take that good. But saw that Greenview said pure seed and I think that's what attracted me to it. Before seeding I filled in the area with I believe 7 bags of top soil, (Also from Home Depot garden department), the threw down the seed and lightly covered it with peat moss. I watered it just about everyday and it started to sprout in approximately 14 days. It hasn't grown in thick yet but from the looks of the way it's coming in I have no doubt the 4x4 area will be filled in in no time. Read Less
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          This 6-Ton Hydraulic Bottle Jack is constructed to be longer lasting and durable for tough for strenuous use. With a load rated capacity of 6-Ton, this bottle jack can lift up to 12000 lbs. of load in a vertical or angular position at a range of 9 in. to 13.5 in. lifting height. Designed with heavy-duty metal construction and lifting handle that is engineered to hold and lift load securely, letting you adjust to accommodate desired working height. The hydraulic bottle jack features a compact structure made to be reliable and portable for ease of user operation. Ideal use for application in automotive, truck service, farm and industrial use.
           
          from Franklin Square, NY
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Sooner or later everyone is going to need a jack for one thing or another and the Stark 6-Ton Hyd...
          PostedSeptember 6, 2019
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          Sooner or later everyone is going to need a jack for one thing or another and the Stark 6-Ton Hydraulic Bottle Jack may just be that jack to have on hand. It's small enough to store anywhere especially in the trunk of your car for those times you have to change a flat and can't figure out how to operate that thing they call a jack that came with the car, (Wait, are there even any more people that actually change their own flats)? In any case it is easy to position and easy to operate.I got mine for a possibility of a number of jobs. But if you're looking for one just for the trunk of your car, depending on the size you may want to consider the 2-ton jack, as the 6-ton may not fit under the Read More
          Sooner or later everyone is going to need a jack for one thing or another and the Stark 6-Ton Hydraulic Bottle Jack may just be that jack to have on hand. It's small enough to store anywhere especially in the trunk of your car for those times you have to change a flat and can't figure out how to operate that thing they call a jack that came with the car, (Wait, are there even any more people that actually change their own flats)? In any case it is easy to position and easy to operate.I got mine for a possibility of a number of jobs. But if you're looking for one just for the trunk of your car, depending on the size you may want to consider the 2-ton jack, as the 6-ton may not fit under the frame of the car as the collapsed height is 9 inches and the 2-ton jack has a collapsed height of only 6 inches. Also would like to make a correction on the specs, the handle length of the jack is only 12 inches not 18 as stated. In no way does this affect the operation of the jack, at least for my purposes. Read Less
          Pros: Durable, Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, High Quality, Looks Great, Sturdy
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          Enjoy all the benefits of advanced LED energy-saving technology with the Feit Electric BPA1540W927CAFILHDRP 5-Watt A15 Specialty LED Light Bulb. This 2700K soft white dimmable and will replace a 40-Watt equivalent incandescent bulb. It produces a similar light output of 450 Lumens, uses less watts of electricity and up to 88% less energy than a standard incandescent light bulb. Get instant on to full brightness with relatively cool running performance. This Feit Electric LED specialty bulb has an average life of 15000 hours, is RoHS compliant and 100% mercury free. Choose a dependable refrigerator and Indicator bulb for residential or commercial applications.
           
          from Franklin Square, NY
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Over the years I've changed the light bulbs in my house from incandescent bulbs to CFLs. But ove...
          PostedAugust 21, 2019
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          Over the years I've changed the light bulbs in my house from incandescent bulbs to CFLs. But over the past few years LED bulbs have come into play and as the CFLs needed replacing I've been switching over to LEDs. Recently I came across the Feit Electric 40-Watt Equivalent Soft White (2700K) A15 Frosted Glass E26 Base Refrigerator LED Light Bulb and was pleasantly surprised, I guess because I've never pictured a replacement for the refrigerator. The bulb is the size of your regular appliance bulb and gives off the equivalent of 40 watts of soft white light while only using 5 watts of electricity and lasting up to 15,000 hours. So for all you power saving savvy people, don't forget to switch Read More
          Over the years I've changed the light bulbs in my house from incandescent bulbs to CFLs. But over the past few years LED bulbs have come into play and as the CFLs needed replacing I've been switching over to LEDs. Recently I came across the Feit Electric 40-Watt Equivalent Soft White (2700K) A15 Frosted Glass E26 Base Refrigerator LED Light Bulb and was pleasantly surprised, I guess because I've never pictured a replacement for the refrigerator. The bulb is the size of your regular appliance bulb and gives off the equivalent of 40 watts of soft white light while only using 5 watts of electricity and lasting up to 15,000 hours. So for all you power saving savvy people, don't forget to switch out the refrigerator bulb. Read Less
          Pros: Compact, Easy Installation, Eco-Friendly, Very Bright
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          Back in the day we created Dude Products out of our apartment in Chicago. Whether it was some unexpected physical activity or the aftermath of the lunchtime burrito, we realized, we were designed to smell. Something needed to be done. So on behalf of DUDEkind we created DUDE Wipes to put you back on your game wherever or whenever nature calls. Welcome to the fresh life, DUDE. Color: White.
           
          from Franklin Square, NY
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          So, as a firefighter, we got the reputation of being good cooks, or so you thought. That is until...
          PostedAugust 11, 2019
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          So, as a firefighter, we got the reputation of being good cooks, or so you thought. That is until it's the truck company's month cooking. When a certain person, we'll call him Jeff, makes his spicy chipotle meatloaf, it's only a matter of minutes before there is a line for the bathroom. And what's better to clean up the after effects with than, Dude Products DUDE Wipes Dispenser Flushable (48-Count). Wipes are soft, thin but durable, gentle on the rear and especially refreshing during the summer months. While the wipes are marked as flushable, I personally don't flush them and just throw them in the trash after I had a bad experience flushing wipes marked flushable and it ended up clogging Read More
          So, as a firefighter, we got the reputation of being good cooks, or so you thought. That is until it's the truck company's month cooking. When a certain person, we'll call him Jeff, makes his spicy chipotle meatloaf, it's only a matter of minutes before there is a line for the bathroom. And what's better to clean up the after effects with than, Dude Products DUDE Wipes Dispenser Flushable (48-Count). Wipes are soft, thin but durable, gentle on the rear and especially refreshing during the summer months. While the wipes are marked as flushable, I personally don't flush them and just throw them in the trash after I had a bad experience flushing wipes marked flushable and it ended up clogging up the pipes, but this is just something I prefer to do. But, at 4 bucks, it's definitely a good investment for any Dudes bathroom. Read Less
          Pros: Durable, Easy to Clean, Easy to Use
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          COLORBACK is a landscape liquid colorant used for restoring the natural color to existing discolored, faded or dormant areas such as pine-straw, mulch and grass/turf areas. It ensures the hue, strength and longevity of your ground-covering, reducing the added expense of replacing your mulch or pine-straw. Tested and proven environmentally safe for use around your home, children and pets. COLORBACK provides a vibrant and rich color to your landscaped areas, adding unique appeal to your home.
           
          from Franklin Square, NY
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Ok so, I usually throw down fresh mulch every other year. This year being the off year I decided...
          PostedAugust 1, 2019
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          Ok so, I usually throw down fresh mulch every other year. This year being the off year I decided to give
          COLORBACK 1/2 Gal. Black Mulch Color Covering up to 6400 sq. ft. a whirl. Directions are pretty self explanatory as far as the mixing. I used a 1 gallon Round Up sprayer with the fan setting as directed. Before spraying I recommend raking and dead leaves and pulling up any weeds as this product is for the mulch only. Spraying went on pretty evenly, but as a precaution when spraying sections close to the house or plant/tree trunks, spray close to the ground as to prevent the spray from getting on the thing you don't want it to get on. You also may need a second spraying for extremely
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          Ok so, I usually throw down fresh mulch every other year. This year being the off year I decided to give
          COLORBACK 1/2 Gal. Black Mulch Color Covering up to 6400 sq. ft. a whirl. Directions are pretty self explanatory as far as the mixing. I used a 1 gallon Round Up sprayer with the fan setting as directed. Before spraying I recommend raking and dead leaves and pulling up any weeds as this product is for the mulch only. Spraying went on pretty evenly, but as a precaution when spraying sections close to the house or plant/tree trunks, spray close to the ground as to prevent the spray from getting on the thing you don't want it to get on. You also may need a second spraying for extremely faded mulch, but that is mentioned on the bottle. The color also withstood the first rainstorm after applying.The one thing I'm not quite sure of that I read in other reviews was, it says must use within 5 days. I'm not sure if it meant the portion that you mixed already which is the way I took it to mean or you must use the whole opened container within 5 days. Maybe COLORBLACK can chime in on this review. All in all, this is a good product to refresh the color of your mulch for the season. Posted some before and after pictures. The before pictures are blocked by some shadows but you can pretty much make out the before color.
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          Pros: Easy to Clean, Vibrant Color
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          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. Color: Satin Nickel.
           

          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 Clorox 128 oz. Pro Results Garage and Driveway Cleaner
          Clorox 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. Color: Black.
           

          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. Color: Green.
           

          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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          COLORBACK is a landscape liquid colorant used for restoring the natural color to existing discolored, faded or dormant areas such as pine-straw, mulch and grass/turf areas. It ensures the hue, strength and longevity of your ground-covering, reducing the added expense of replacing your mulch or pine-straw. Tested and proven environmentally safe for use around your home, children and pets. COLORBACK provides a vibrant and rich color to your landscaped areas, adding unique appeal to your home.
           

          I'm wondering about ease of application (i.e. do we need a sprayer), colorfastness in wet conditions, and safety of pets.

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          HelloDolly
          Truckee CA
          June 15, 2015
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          Brian
          Franklin Square, NY
          August 1, 2019
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          I used a Round Up 1 gallon sprayer. Application is easy. States safe for other plants, I'll say safe for pets once it's dry. I have a dog myself. Check out my review that I just posted.
           
          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
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          Wait what???? Please repeat the question.
           
          Get quick access to a fresh, clean water supply with the Avalon Self-Cleaning Bottle less 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° Fahrenheit. You can also choose to get hot coffee or tea and it gets hot up to 185° Fahrenheit. There is also a convenient UV light function that automatically cleans the water inside the tank too. Color: Whites.
           

          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
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          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 Bottle less 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° Fahrenheit. You can also choose to get hot coffee or tea and it gets hot up to 185° Fahrenheit. There is also a convenient UV light function that automatically cleans the water inside the tank too. Color: Whites.
           

          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.
           
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