1OldMan
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    4.4
    4.4 out of 5
  • First Review:
    January 29, 2016
  • Last Review:
    August 17, 2019
 
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      • Review count
        157
      • Helpfulness votes
        92
      • Average rating
        4.4
        4.4 out of 5
      • First Review:
        January 29, 2016
      • Last Review:
        August 17, 2019
       
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          Place this 32 in. Pre-Lit Flocked Christmas Tree in your entryway, living room or anywhere indoors or outdoors. It's predecorated with plated balls, white berries and pine cones for festive cheer. The gray bow is a nice touch and the 35 battery-operated LED lights shine brightly.
           
          from Tucson, Arizona
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          PostedAugust 17, 2019
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          This 32 in. Pre-Lit Lexington Pine Artificial Christmas Wreath is really attractive. My wonderful bride loves wreaths and changes them with the seasons, so when she saw this I had to get it. It came packed well in a good box which we’ll use to store it between seasons. Now, we just have to find a place to store it until December.
          .It seems to have just the right amount of lights and very nice looking at night, but also looks really nice without the lights in the daylight. And, it looks good with the porch light, but that defeats the LED lights to a great degree. The built-in switch/timer (uses 4 AA batteries – not included) has 3 positions: always on, timer, and off. The timer will keep it
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          This 32 in. Pre-Lit Lexington Pine Artificial Christmas Wreath is really attractive. My wonderful bride loves wreaths and changes them with the seasons, so when she saw this I had to get it. It came packed well in a good box which we’ll use to store it between seasons. Now, we just have to find a place to store it until December.
          .It seems to have just the right amount of lights and very nice looking at night, but also looks really nice without the lights in the daylight. And, it looks good with the porch light, but that defeats the LED lights to a great degree. The built-in switch/timer (uses 4 AA batteries – not included) has 3 positions: always on, timer, and off. The timer will keep it on for 6 hrs., then off for 18 hrs., repeating daily starting with the time it’s turned on. Here in Tucson, in December, it’s dark enough at about 5:30 – 6:00 pm, so we’ll turn it on then and it will go off at 11:30 – 12:oo am, and then back on the next evening, and so forth until we turn it off and take it down for the season. Our porch light is motion activated so we can leave it off unless activated, allowing the wreath to shine
          As a general rule, I remove batteries from things when they are not being used. Even the best Alkaline batteries can leak and ruin things.
          About the only minor thing we found that could be improved, was that there is no hanging hook, or loop attached. I solved that be using a clip type ring around the frame wire. It hangs easily on the picture hanger hook on our door.
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          Pros: Good Size & Weight, High Quality, Looks Great, Nice Design, Stylish
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          RIDGID introduces the 1/4 in. 50 ft. Lay Flat Air Hose. This is everything you've ever wanted from an air hose. All the benefits and none of the hassle of rubber, hybrid, and PVC hoses. The RIDGID Lay Flat Hose has a unique lay flat design that allows it to keep its shape, is kink resistant, is non-tangling. At just over 3 lbs. for a 50 ft. hose, its lightweight design makes it easier for you to maneuver around your work space. Heavy duty 360° swivel fittings with bend restrictors make the usual weakest point, one of this hoses strengths. The durability of the bend restrictors provides extra support to increase the life of the hose. Unlike other hoses, the Lay Flat hose is able to flex in cold weather, which allows you to keep working regardless of your climate. Its 100% field repairable which saves you time and money in case of an accidental tear. With a 300 Max PSI capacity, the RIDGID Lay flat Hose can be used for heavy duty applications. The 1/4 in. 50 ft. Lay Flat Air Hose is warranted against defective parts and labor, and includes 360° swivel fittings.
           
          from Tucson, Arizona
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          PostedAugust 13, 2019
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          This RIDGID 50 ft. x ¼ in. Lay Flat Air Hose is indeed Ultra-Lightweight, and Flexible. The fittings swivel 360 degrees, though I don’t think that matters when using quick disconnect fittings, which swivel in themselves. The Bend restrictors fit tightly preventing them from sliding back and forth while connecting or disconnecting. This has always been an issue with my old rubber hose, making it a bit of a hassle to push the quick connects together.
          As for the “Lay Flat” claim, I’m not so sure about it. As the photos below show, it got a bit wrapped up in itself just while coiling it on my hose hangar.
          As I said, it is Ultra-Lightweight. So light in fact, that the weight of the female
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          This RIDGID 50 ft. x ¼ in. Lay Flat Air Hose is indeed Ultra-Lightweight, and Flexible. The fittings swivel 360 degrees, though I don’t think that matters when using quick disconnect fittings, which swivel in themselves. The Bend restrictors fit tightly preventing them from sliding back and forth while connecting or disconnecting. This has always been an issue with my old rubber hose, making it a bit of a hassle to push the quick connects together.
          As for the “Lay Flat” claim, I’m not so sure about it. As the photos below show, it got a bit wrapped up in itself just while coiling it on my hose hangar.
          As I said, it is Ultra-Lightweight. So light in fact, that the weight of the female connector is enough to pull it down and tighten the coils around the hangar. That’s kind of a hassle for me. To prevent it, I have to connect it to my air chuck hanging on a hook above the hose, which I’m not crazy about. I don’t like leaving tools connected when not in use, and that air chuck will have to be disconnected to wrap it back up (or using other tools). This alone may make me go back to my rubber hose.
          I don’t know how abrasion resistant the hose will be. The description says its “field repairable, but one might need to keep repair fittings on hand for this to be a benefit. Additionally, there is a warning to discard it if it comes in regular contact with gasoline, so it might be a problem in some shops (not mine). Overall, this looks to be a pretty good hose, but I don’t know if it’s worth the $45 price. And, I would really like to see MADE IN USA.
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          Pros: Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, Light Weight
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          These hex bolts are for general-purpose applications with a socket type installation tool or standard wrench. The standard bolt is compatible with standard nuts and washers of the same thread pitch, grade and finish. Grade-8 bolts have a higher strength and should be used with compatible nuts. To use hex bolts without nuts, place them directly into a compatible female-threaded receptacle through a pre-drilled or pre-tapped installation. Features a durable steel construction with a zinc-plated finish for longevity.
           
          from Tucson, Arizona
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          PostedAugust 3, 2019
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          This box of 100 Everbilt ¼ in. -20 tpi x 1 in. Zinc-Plated Hex Bolts are good to have on hand in the shop. ¼ -20 bolts seem to be the most used size in my shop and I was completely out of the 1 in. length. The 100 count box is much less costly than the little packs of 6, 12, or so, and prevent a trip to the store for one, or a few, when needed. The zinc plating appears to be heavy enough to help prevent at least some corrosion. Unlike some zinc-plated hardware, these are nice and shiny smooth. I threaded several different ¼ in. nuts on one of these bolts. The threads fit just a bit on the loose side, but every other ¼ in. bolt I have fits this way. However, when tightened down, they hold Read More
          This box of 100 Everbilt ¼ in. -20 tpi x 1 in. Zinc-Plated Hex Bolts are good to have on hand in the shop. ¼ -20 bolts seem to be the most used size in my shop and I was completely out of the 1 in. length. The 100 count box is much less costly than the little packs of 6, 12, or so, and prevent a trip to the store for one, or a few, when needed. The zinc plating appears to be heavy enough to help prevent at least some corrosion. Unlike some zinc-plated hardware, these are nice and shiny smooth. I threaded several different ¼ in. nuts on one of these bolts. The threads fit just a bit on the loose side, but every other ¼ in. bolt I have fits this way. However, when tightened down, they hold well. Unfortunately, like so many things today, I am disappointed that these are made in China instead of the USA. Read Less
          Pros: Durable, Good Size & Weight
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          Pros know that for serious oil and grease, only a powerful solvent can make an impact. This convenient, shop grade formula dissolves soils so they can be easily rinsed or wiped away. Shake the can well, hold upright, direct away from your face and spray onto surface.
           
          from Tucson, Arizona
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          PostedAugust 2, 2019
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          No, I do not recommend this product.
          This ZEP Industrial Purple Solvent Degreaser may be OK for degreasing equipment, although it may harm painted surfaces.
          While it says it will remove oil from concrete, I found that not be the case for me. The before and after pictures below tell the story. The larger stain is from where I set my chainsaw (all modern chainsaws with the self-oiling bar leak a bit. The other pictures show both a paint spot and a grease stain dripped from my smoker. The product did not touch either one of them. I’ll sick to my other “organic” cleaning products for this.
          As stated above, it may be OK for machinery, but I noticed that it does not evaporate quickly like some other products, so it may not leave
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          This ZEP Industrial Purple Solvent Degreaser may be OK for degreasing equipment, although it may harm painted surfaces.
          While it says it will remove oil from concrete, I found that not be the case for me. The before and after pictures below tell the story. The larger stain is from where I set my chainsaw (all modern chainsaws with the self-oiling bar leak a bit. The other pictures show both a paint spot and a grease stain dripped from my smoker. The product did not touch either one of them. I’ll sick to my other “organic” cleaning products for this.
          As stated above, it may be OK for machinery, but I noticed that it does not evaporate quickly like some other products, so it may not leave things as clean as one would like. I will not be giving up my other solvent/degreasers.
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          Cons: does not work on conctrete
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          The Everbilt brush set includes (1) 30-inch narrow brush and (1) 36-inch wide brush, built of durable nylon bristles that can be cleaned by rinsing with water. The narrow brush has a tapered design to clean hard-to-reach spaces such as refrigerator and condenser coils. The wider brush reaches into locations such as dryer vents to remove lint and debris. Cleaning vents and condenser coils of refrigerators, freezers and air conditioners can help reduce energy consumption and help to keep appliances running at peak efficiency.
           
          from Tucson, Arizona
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          PostedAugust 2, 2019
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          This Universal Appliance Brush Set is great. It comes with both a 30 in. narrow brush (ideal for refrigerator coils), and a 36 in. wide brush (ideal for dryer vents). They are quite flexible which makes them much more usable and the longer lengths really help. I have a well-used refrigerator coil brush that is very stiff and much shorter than this one and it is a bit more difficult to get between the coils. The 36 in. length of the larger brush will allow me to get all the way through the dryer vent pipe from one end, making that task much easier.
          I just (very) recently had to replace the heating element in the dryer and the dispenser valve in the refrigerator so everything was thoroughly
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          This Universal Appliance Brush Set is great. It comes with both a 30 in. narrow brush (ideal for refrigerator coils), and a 36 in. wide brush (ideal for dryer vents). They are quite flexible which makes them much more usable and the longer lengths really help. I have a well-used refrigerator coil brush that is very stiff and much shorter than this one and it is a bit more difficult to get between the coils. The 36 in. length of the larger brush will allow me to get all the way through the dryer vent pipe from one end, making that task much easier.
          I just (very) recently had to replace the heating element in the dryer and the dispenser valve in the refrigerator so everything was thoroughly cleaned then, but these will make both tasks easier next time.
          A good set of brushes.
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          Pros: Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, Nice Design
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          These hex bolts are for general-purpose applications with a socket type installation tool or standard wrench. The standard bolt is compatible with standard nuts and washers of the same thread pitch, grade and finish. Grade-8 bolts have a higher strength and should be used with compatible nuts. To use hex bolts without nuts, place them directly into a compatible female-threaded receptacle through a pre-drilled or pre-tapped installation. Features a durable steel construction with a zinc-plated finish for longevity.
           

          What grade is this bolt?

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          MtnMan
          November 29, 2016
          What grade is this bolt?
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          Tucson, Arizona
          August 3, 2019
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          Hey MtnMan,
          The head marking on these bolt is ADC, which means nothing about the grade. That being said,, these are SAE Grade 1 low-carbon steel with no strength rating, or grade 2 low-carbon steel with a proof load of 55,000 psi, minimum tensile strength of 74,000 psi, and minimum yield strength of 57,000 psi. Hope this helps.
           
          The GearWrench 11-Piece. 3/8 in. Drive SAE Crowfoot Wrench set runs from size 3/8 in. to 1 in. It is perfect when a typical socket is too large or the application prevents you from getting over top of the fastener. This set is made from premium alloy CV Steel.
           

          what sizes are included in this set. I do not want metric sizes

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          snowshoes
          dadeville, Mo
          October 7, 2016
          please send to my
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          Tucson, Arizona
          July 26, 2019
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          These are SAE and include: 3/8, 7/16, 1/2, 9/16, 5/8, 11/16, 3/4, 13/16, 7/8, 15/16, and 1 in.
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          Safely illuminate your interior or exterior spaces with the EcoSmart dimmable LED Flood Lightbulb. There is no need to worry about frequent replacements or high electric bills. These ENERGYSTAR rated bulbs are wet rated and a substitute to a 120-Watt incandescent, CFL or halogen bulb. Whether you use them in outdoor landscape lighting, kitchens or living rooms they only use 14.5-Watt of energy but produce a brightness of 1260 lumens. Get a piece of mind with the long life of the bulbs and the energy-saving benefits.
           

          Which is brighter daylight or bright white

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          Mel
          June 23, 2019
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          1OldMan
          Tucson, Arizona
          July 5, 2019
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          As for actual "lumens", I can't say, but Daylight "appears" much brighter than Bright White. All of my shop and outdoor, as well as task lights are daylight.
           
          Stream music from your Bluetooth-enabled device to the IKB318S for unrivaled control of your listening experience. Listen to music, news, weather and traffic with the FM radio. Also features a kitchen timer, a handy kitchen light and a simple wall mounting kit for easy installation.
           

          Does this play cd's ?

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          Scarlett
          November 2, 2018
          Does this play cd's ?
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          1OldMan
          Tucson, Arizona
          June 20, 2019
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          No
           
          Stream music from your Bluetooth-enabled device to the IKB318S for unrivaled control of your listening experience. Listen to music, news, weather and traffic with the FM radio. Also features a kitchen timer, a handy kitchen light and a simple wall mounting kit for easy installation.
           

          does this unit have a remote control?

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          Duncan
          December 23, 2018
          does this unit have a remote control?
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          1OldMan
          Tucson, Arizona
          June 20, 2019
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          No