TC
  • Review count
    148
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    4.5
    4.5 out of 5
  • First Review:
    May 12, 2011
  • Last Review:
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      Activity Summary
       
      • Review count
        148
      • Helpfulness votes
        142
      • Average rating
        4.5
        4.5 out of 5
      • First Review:
        May 12, 2011
      • Last Review:
        January 13, 2020
       
      • Question count
        1
         
        • Answer count
          105
           
           
           
           
          TC's Reviews
           
          This Everbilt 1/3 HP Utility Sink pump is complete and compact. Perfect for basement bars, laundry, utility sinks, etc. Easy to install - eliminates need for traps, vents, and costly labor charges. Easy to install - eliminates need for traps, vents, and costly labor charges easily mounts underneath your sink. Supplied with 1-year warranty.
           
          from Clinton, CT
          Age Range:55 to 64
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          Gender:Male
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          Received free product:Yes
          I chose this EVERBILT utility sink pump for a sink I want to install in my basement woodworking s...
          PostedJanuary 13, 2020
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          I chose this EVERBILT utility sink pump for a sink I want to install in my basement woodworking shop. Over the years I have been using the sink in my kitchen to wash out my paint rollers, brushes, and trays as well as clean up my hands and other tools at the end of the day. Since I will soon begin remodeling my kitchen, that new sink will soon be off limits. I had originally planned to purchase a standard deep plastic utility sink on legs that Home Depot carries. However, I have since decided that I will use my existing kitchen sink base, stainless steel sink and faucets instead. Still, I will need to pump the waste water up vertically about 7 ft into an existing 1 1/2” PVC drain line that Read More
          I chose this EVERBILT utility sink pump for a sink I want to install in my basement woodworking shop. Over the years I have been using the sink in my kitchen to wash out my paint rollers, brushes, and trays as well as clean up my hands and other tools at the end of the day. Since I will soon begin remodeling my kitchen, that new sink will soon be off limits. I had originally planned to purchase a standard deep plastic utility sink on legs that Home Depot carries. However, I have since decided that I will use my existing kitchen sink base, stainless steel sink and faucets instead. Still, I will need to pump the waste water up vertically about 7 ft into an existing 1 1/2” PVC drain line that passes overhead. Fortunately, both hot and cold water lines also pass overhead. This 1/3 HP utility pump is exactly what I need for such an installation. It appears well made and comes with many of the basic components needed for installation, including the pump with a diaphragm switch already mounted on it for automatic operation, a ball valve to adjust the output to match the head and a check valve to prevent backflow of waste water. Also needed are several 1 1/4” and 1 1/2” fittings and short sections of schedule 40 PVC pipe. I have the purple primer, PCV cement, and pipe dope already on hand. All these materials are at Home Depot for about $30.00 - $35.00. The instructions also call for a galvanized steel nipple and union to be used on the 1 1/4” outlet but I will be using all PVC plumbing parts. Frankly, I’m unsure why the manufacturer calls for this and I see absolutely no advantage to do so, especially for a homeowner trying to do the installation themselves. I am a contractor and do this type of work for a living. I cannot stress enough that it is essential to read and follow the enclosed instruction booklet carefully. Failure to do so is likely to result in erratic operation or failure to operate at all. For those who do not need or want automatic operation, this pump can be plugged into a switched outlet and operated manually. A note of caution: this utility pump, like all others, must be plugged into a GFCI protected outlet for safety and to comply with NEC requirements. This EVERBILT pump comes with a 2 year manufacturer’s warranty although Home Depot incorrectly lists a 1 year warranty in the specifications. It is made in China Read Less
          Pros: Easy to Install, Good Instructions, No Leaks, Reliable, Well Made, 2 year warranty
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          Coleman Cable 60146 HPN Heater Cord, 16/2, 250 ft. 250 ft. spool of wire. HPN Heater Cord, AWG size: 16/2. Approved for indoor use only. Intended for use in your home, commercial, or industrial projects. Okay for portable electric heaters, irons, coffee makers and other similar appliances. 250 ft. of cord. 300-Volt Rated. 16/2 Gauge Wire. 16/2 250HPN HEATER CORD . The Coleman Cable brand is a registered trademark of Coleman Cable Inc.
           
          from Clinton, CT
          Age Range:55 to 64
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:Professional
          Received free product:Yes
          SOUTHWIRE is a major manufacturer of a wide range of electrical wires and cables for residential,...
          PostedJanuary 13, 2020
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          SOUTHWIRE is a major manufacturer of a wide range of electrical wires and cables for residential, commercial, and industrial applications. This 250 ft roll of 16/2 HPN cord is excellent for wiring heat producing small appliances such as small portable heaters, coffee pots, irons and similar products with a maximum amperage rating of 13 amps for lengths up to 50 ft. The outer jacket is made of NEOPRENE rubber, the first man made substitute for natural rubber, and has a 300 volt rating. It is made for indoor use only. Less expensive PVC jacketed 16/2 SPT1 and SPT2 cords are typically used for table lamps and similar applications. SPT stands for “stranded parallel thermoplastic (PVC)” whereas Read More
          SOUTHWIRE is a major manufacturer of a wide range of electrical wires and cables for residential, commercial, and industrial applications. This 250 ft roll of 16/2 HPN cord is excellent for wiring heat producing small appliances such as small portable heaters, coffee pots, irons and similar products with a maximum amperage rating of 13 amps for lengths up to 50 ft. The outer jacket is made of NEOPRENE rubber, the first man made substitute for natural rubber, and has a 300 volt rating. It is made for indoor use only. Less expensive PVC jacketed 16/2 SPT1 and SPT2 cords are typically used for table lamps and similar applications. SPT stands for “stranded parallel thermoplastic (PVC)” whereas HPN stands for “heater parallel neoprene”. HPN cords can cost at least 2x as much as the same size SPT cord but can be used in its place, if so desired. SPT should not be used for applications where HPN should be used. I have found HPN cord to feel very similar to natural rubber whereas SPT cord feels much more slick and slippery - feel the cord on any table lamp in your house. It is likely SPT cord. HPN jacketed cords are also much more flexible than SPT. Inexplicably, Home Depot incorrectly describes the outer jacket as being PVC in the specifications for this cord. It is NEOPRENE not PVC. It is made in USA. Read Less
          Pros: Easy to Use, high quality cord
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          LifeTiles 3 in. x 22 ft. Tape is a double-sided, moisture-resistant tape designed for the rapid and permanent installation of a wide variety of resilient flooring types and transition materials. Enjoy instant bond and instant utilization for indoor residential and commercial floor installations. The tape is unaffected by high moisture conditions in concrete and can be installed without moisture testing.The easy to apply tape provides a mess-free bond and is an ideal solution for high traffic areas. No cure or dry time required.
           
          from Clinton, CT
          Age Range:55 to 64
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:Professional
          Received free product:Yes
          This LIFETILES 3” x 22’ Double Sided Heavy Duty Flooring Installation Tape is made to install vin...
          PostedJanuary 11, 2020
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          This LIFETILES 3” x 22’ Double Sided Heavy Duty Flooring Installation Tape is made to install vinyl tile, vinyl planks, smooth-backed rubber flooring, vinyl and rubber base, cork flooring and cork underlayment on walls and floors. The clear adhesive tape comes on a large 3” wide roll with a heavy center cardboard core. There is a blue plastic release backing on one side of the tape. To use, unroll and cut the required length. Firmly press the tape onto the substrate, starting at one end and working to the opposite end pressing as you apply the tape. Once it is stuck to the mounting surface simply remove the blue backing. I found using a utility knife to start the backing removal at one Read More
          This LIFETILES 3” x 22’ Double Sided Heavy Duty Flooring Installation Tape is made to install vinyl tile, vinyl planks, smooth-backed rubber flooring, vinyl and rubber base, cork flooring and cork underlayment on walls and floors. The clear adhesive tape comes on a large 3” wide roll with a heavy center cardboard core. There is a blue plastic release backing on one side of the tape. To use, unroll and cut the required length. Firmly press the tape onto the substrate, starting at one end and working to the opposite end pressing as you apply the tape. Once it is stuck to the mounting surface simply remove the blue backing. I found using a utility knife to start the backing removal at one corner was easiest. Then carefully locate the tile where you want it, confirm the alignment, and press or roll firmly with a J-roller. Alternatively, the entire job can be rolled with a flooring roller once the entire floor has been installed. This roll of tape came with no directions. Reading the installation manual on Home Depot’s site offers general instructions. I don’t know if they want you to cover some, most, or all of the surface area with this double side tape and it doesn’t tell you. Perhaps the tile you purchase will come with their own installation requirements. I personally got this tape for use in my woodworking shop. I often need a strong double side tape to temporary and securely hold parts in place while I perform various machining processes. This is by far the best tape I have ever used for that purpose. As for using to install floor tiles...it appears that it will work as intended and homeowners may be willing to give it a try on their own projects. As a contractor, I would never use this to permanently install a floor at this point. I have no data to know what the long term performance will be and I can’t experiment in a customer’s house. I would feel more confident if the manufacturer had a performance warranty that was longer than 1 year. Read Less
          Pros: Easy to Install, Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, High Quality, Nice Design, Sturdy, very thin, excellent adhesion
          Cons: No Instructions, blue backing removable hard to get started, no long term confidence, short 1 year warranty
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          from Clinton, CT
          Age Range:55 to 64
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          Eaton Corporation is a 100+ year old American founded company known for its high quality products...
          PostedDecember 1, 2019
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          Eaton Corporation is a 100+ year old American founded company known for its high quality products. This permanently wired automatic nightlight is installed in an electrical wall box much like a wall switch or duplex outlet. The build quality is excellent with a durable thermoplastic outer shell, brass contacts, and a steel yolk that wraps entirely around the device and doubles as the mounting bracket and is part of the bonding system. When mounted as part of an older BX system where the bonding is through the BX’s armored casing, the device is bonded as soon as it is mounted in the steel box. Of course, it can also be mounted in non-metallic boxes and bonding with the bare copper wire that Read More
          Eaton Corporation is a 100+ year old American founded company known for its high quality products. This permanently wired automatic nightlight is installed in an electrical wall box much like a wall switch or duplex outlet. The build quality is excellent with a durable thermoplastic outer shell, brass contacts, and a steel yolk that wraps entirely around the device and doubles as the mounting bracket and is part of the bonding system. When mounted as part of an older BX system where the bonding is through the BX’s armored casing, the device is bonded as soon as it is mounted in the steel box. Of course, it can also be mounted in non-metallic boxes and bonding with the bare copper wire that is part of a Rx system. This nightlight works beautifully to illuminate the floor directly in front of it and a small area to each side. Ideal locations are hallways and stairways but work equally well in bathrooms and bedrooms. It can be set to automatically switch ON at dark and turn OFF when it is light. The brightness levels can be set from low to bright. It also automatically adjusts its brightness to 3 pre-set levels depending on ambient light levels. It can also be set to be manually turned ON and OFF. It is powered by a LED permanent element that consumes 1 watt. Eaton says it features self-stripping wire connectors but I honestly don’t know what that means. I stripped the insulation off each wire, inserted them into each wire clamp and tightened down each screw. I presently have 2 of these units installed in my house and plan on getting a couple more to mount in each bathroom. It is made in China. Read Less
          Pros: Compact, Easy Installation, Easy Replacement, Easy to Use, Eco-Friendly, Lots of Features, Nice Design
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          The MILWAUKEE large M12 Heated AXIS Layering System with HYDROBREAK Rain Shell s are designed to protect users from the cold and rainy weather conditions on the job site. Powered by M12 REDLITHIUM Battery Technology, the AXIS heated work jacket use carbon fiber heating elements to create and distribute heat to the chest, back and shoulders. A one-touch LED controller heats up the battery heated jacket to three heat settings, creating a comfortable heat for any environment or weather. The heated jacket has a new Quick-Heat function that allows users to feel heat three times faster than previous Milwaukee jackets and market competitors. Like all other Milwaukee products, these jackets are built strong to last long with new AXIS Ripstop Polyester providing a lightweight, compressible design that can be used as an inner layer or mid-layer jacket and protects users from wind and water to survive the elements. The HYDROBREAK Rain Shell combats against rain and snow conditions. The 2.5 layer rain shell is designed with ripstop polyester for tear and abrasion resistance and a polyurethane laminate to keep users dry all day. The heated coats are available in gray. These s come with the M12 battery heated jacket and HYDROBREAK rain shell, one M12 REDLITHIUM CP2.0 battery and an M12 compact charger and power source.
           
          from Clinton, CT
          Age Range:55 to 64
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          This MILWAUKEE M12 Heated AXIS Layering System consists of a heated quilted inner jacket and a HY...
          PostedNovember 19, 2019
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          This MILWAUKEE M12 Heated AXIS Layering System consists of a heated quilted inner jacket and a HYDROBREAK outer waterproof rain shell. Both can be used separately but are really designed to be use together. Both pieces are high quality pieces of outerwear. The inner jacket features is a very handsome, although rather thin, quilted pattern on a polyester material with a silky looking finish. It is both wind and rain resistant. There are accents in a deep black material across the shoulders and on the inner arms and down the sides of the jacket and around the cuffs. Milwaukee calls these areas “High Wear Zones”. The effect, however, is a two tone coat that I think looks expensive and extremely Read More
          This MILWAUKEE M12 Heated AXIS Layering System consists of a heated quilted inner jacket and a HYDROBREAK outer waterproof rain shell. Both can be used separately but are really designed to be use together. Both pieces are high quality pieces of outerwear. The inner jacket features is a very handsome, although rather thin, quilted pattern on a polyester material with a silky looking finish. It is both wind and rain resistant. There are accents in a deep black material across the shoulders and on the inner arms and down the sides of the jacket and around the cuffs. Milwaukee calls these areas “High Wear Zones”. The effect, however, is a two tone coat that I think looks expensive and extremely attractive. It is in this inner jacket where the carbon heating elements are located. This is the first of MILWAUKEE’S heated jackets that has 2 separately controlled heating zones: ZONE 1 covers the back and chest, ZONE 2 covers the shoulder and neck area. Both are controlled by a set of rubberized buttons located on the left chest of the jacket. To activate the heat, press and hold the button(s) for a few seconds. The button will grow RED. Repeated pressing of the button(s) will cycle the heat through RED-HIGH, WHITE-MEDIUM, BLUE-LOW. Press and hold and the heat turns off. MILWAUKEE says this electric jacket heats 3x faster than their other outerwear pieces. There is an adjustable waist and Velcro to cinch the cuffs tight around the wrists. The front has a full plastic zipper that runs up to the very end to close snuggly around the neck. The M12 12v battery is located in a dedicated pocket just before the midline of the back of the jacket. A completely discharged battery will charge fully in about 2 hours in its own compact charger. The battery has a LED fuel gauge that shows the charge level. It should last for approximately 8 hours on LOW. The grey and black outer rain shell, that MILWAUKEE calls a HYDROBREAK, is made of ripstop polyester material for tear and abrasion resistance. It is coated in a polyurethane laminate making it waterproof. There is a Velcro closure flap over the front zipper, on the 2 front pockets, and around the wrists for extra water protection. A fully adjustable hood completes the rain protection package. The compact battery is covered by a 2 year warranty. The jacket is covered by a 1 year warranty. It is imported. Read Less
          Pros: Durable, Easy to Clean, Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, High Quality, Looks Great, Lots of Features, Nice Design, Sturdy, Stylish
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          TC's Questions
           
          The Kerdi-Line is a low profile linear floor drain. It is specifically designed for bonded waterproofing assemblies. This drain can be installed in the center of the shower or adjacent to walls.
           

          Is it advisable to use your linear drain assembly IN PLACE of a curb in a shower? Any chance of leakage onto bath floor

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          TC
          June 8, 2016
          35 x 55 +/- with 55 +/- drain. Cannot go against back wall, must go in place of curb. Bathroom is on 2nd floor. We are concerned about water getting past the drain and leaking on ceiling below. We have built 100s of curbed showers with 100 % success.
           
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          This Everbilt 1/3 HP Utility Sink pump is complete and compact. Perfect for basement bars, laundry, utility sinks, etc. Easy to install - eliminates need for traps, vents, and costly labor charges. Easy to install - eliminates need for traps, vents, and costly labor charges easily mounts underneath your sink. Supplied with 1-year warranty.
           

          Does this pump empty the sink completely or is there a little standing water after the pump shuts...

          Asked by
          weitds
          August 17, 2017
          Does this pump empty the sink completely or is there a little standing water after the pump shuts off?
          Asked by
          TC
          Clinton, CT
          January 13, 2020
          Answer: 
          As long as the plumbing is done correctly, there should be no standing water in the sink. Although not listed in the installation manual, the diaphragm switch can be fine tuned, if necessary, with the adjustable screw (with the triangle impression on the head) of the switch.
           
          This Everbilt 1/3 HP Utility Sink pump is complete and compact. Perfect for basement bars, laundry, utility sinks, etc. Easy to install - eliminates need for traps, vents, and costly labor charges. Easy to install - eliminates need for traps, vents, and costly labor charges easily mounts underneath your sink. Supplied with 1-year warranty.
           

          Does it have automatic switch?

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          Pepo
          April 21, 2018
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          TC
          Clinton, CT
          January 13, 2020
          Answer: 
          Yes, a diaphragm switch is piggybacked on this pump for automatic operation.
           
          This Everbilt 1/3 HP Utility Sink pump is complete and compact. Perfect for basement bars, laundry, utility sinks, etc. Easy to install - eliminates need for traps, vents, and costly labor charges. Easy to install - eliminates need for traps, vents, and costly labor charges easily mounts underneath your sink. Supplied with 1-year warranty.
           

          Can this pump run continuously for 2 hours

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          Rich
          April 7, 2019
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          TC
          Clinton, CT
          January 13, 2020
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          Yes. Most motors are rated for continuous duty BUT NOT DRY!
           
          This Everbilt 1/3 HP Utility Sink pump is complete and compact. Perfect for basement bars, laundry, utility sinks, etc. Easy to install - eliminates need for traps, vents, and costly labor charges. Easy to install - eliminates need for traps, vents, and costly labor charges easily mounts underneath your sink. Supplied with 1-year warranty.
           

          I have to run about 8 ft horizontally from the pump and then 5 ft vertically. Will this pump work?

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          Mike
          December 8, 2019
          I have to run about 8 ft horizontally from the pump and then 5 ft vertically. Will this pump work?
          Asked by
          TC
          Clinton, CT
          January 13, 2020
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          Provided you do all the plumbing per plumbing code, this pump will pump up to a maximum head of 15 feet.
           
          This Everbilt 1/3 HP Utility Sink pump is complete and compact. Perfect for basement bars, laundry, utility sinks, etc. Easy to install - eliminates need for traps, vents, and costly labor charges. Easy to install - eliminates need for traps, vents, and costly labor charges easily mounts underneath your sink. Supplied with 1-year warranty.
           

          Sink not draining fully

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          CW
          December 10, 2019
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          TC
          Clinton, CT
          January 13, 2020
          Answer: 
          I would like to help you but I need much more details about the installation, head, pipe lengths.
           
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