surrealist14
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    November 4, 2014
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      • Review count
        75
      • Helpfulness votes
        35
      • Average rating
        4.0
        4 out of 5
      • First Review:
        November 4, 2014
      • Last Review:
        December 10, 2019
       
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          surrealist14's Reviews
           
          Scotts 5,000 sq. ft. Turf Builder EdgeGuard Mini Broadcast Spreader for Seed, Fertilizer, and Ice Melt
           
          Age Range:55 to 64
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Verified Purchase:Yes
          Really lightweight, but the build quality seems pretty flimsy. The wheels are cheap plastic. At...
          PostedMay 8, 2018
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          No, I do not recommend this product.
          Really lightweight, but the build quality seems pretty flimsy. The wheels are cheap plastic. At least some rubber wheels might roll a bit more smoothly across the lawn. For the price, I had hoped for better quality, especially from Scotts.
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          The Original Garden Dust. The most popular form for gardeners, Sevin Ready-to-Use 5% Dust comes in a convenient shaker bottle for easy application. Sevin Ready-to-Use 5% Dust is designed to kill over 65 types of insects, including Japanese beetles, Armyworms, Leafhoppers, Webworms, Fleas, Spiders, and Earwigs. Garden dust is recommended to care for outdoor areas on lawns, vegetables, fruit and ornamentals. Use throughout the growing season to kill insects with short pre-harvest intervals for edibles.
           
          from Nashua, NH
          Age Range:55 to 64
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          We have used Sevin products in the past with good success. The dust was actually a bit thick, bu...
          PostedMay 1, 2018
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          We have used Sevin products in the past with good success. The dust was actually a bit thick, but it did not give off the same obnoxious odor as some of the liquid sprays. There are lots of warnings about when to apply, how to protect yourself, and that it may harm some “good” insects, so read the labeling carefully. Applied as a barrier around our foundation, so far it seems to be helping.
          Be forewarned: Do not apply this on a windy day, or you’ll get covered and probably breathe in a bunch of the dust, which probably isn’t healthy for you. Did not use on vegetables, so I can’t comment about whether it is safe for use on things you intend to eat.
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          We have used Sevin products in the past with good success. The dust was actually a bit thick, but it did not give off the same obnoxious odor as some of the liquid sprays. There are lots of warnings about when to apply, how to protect yourself, and that it may harm some “good” insects, so read the labeling carefully. Applied as a barrier around our foundation, so far it seems to be helping.
          Be forewarned: Do not apply this on a windy day, or you’ll get covered and probably breathe in a bunch of the dust, which probably isn’t healthy for you. Did not use on vegetables, so I can’t comment about whether it is safe for use on things you intend to eat.
          Full disclaimer: I received this product to evaluate for free, but my opinions are my own and have not been influenced by any company in writing this review. I have no known affiliation with the manufacturer of this product. Your mileage may vary, just as your product preferences may be different than mine. Read Less
          Pros: Multi Use
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          Rubbermaid's line of shed accessories will quickly organize the interior of your Rubbermaid shed by utilizing the shed walls for storage space. Rubbermaid Shed Accessories uses specially engineered adaptors that easily hook the accessory into the shed wall without the need to use of a drill. Customize your shed to better meet your storage needs. Color: Blacks.
           
          from Nashua, NH
          Age Range:55 to 64
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Mea culpa. I should have read more carefully. These are really designed for Rubbermaid sheds, a...
          PostedMay 1, 2018
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          Mea culpa. I should have read more carefully. These are really designed for Rubbermaid sheds, and come with a fastener that seems like it would make it easy to connect to the walls of one of those without tools. However, with a little ingenuity and a drill you can fasten it to normal wall studs.
          The holders have a nice wide opening and are built very ruggedly. They seem expensive compared to other tool holders, but the design is nice, and accommodates both tools with wide heads as well as tools that are narrower. The narrow part flips up out of the way if you want to store something wide. Good for getting things off the floor, but look around for less expensive alternatives. If you own a Read More
          Mea culpa. I should have read more carefully. These are really designed for Rubbermaid sheds, and come with a fastener that seems like it would make it easy to connect to the walls of one of those without tools. However, with a little ingenuity and a drill you can fasten it to normal wall studs.
          The holders have a nice wide opening and are built very ruggedly. They seem expensive compared to other tool holders, but the design is nice, and accommodates both tools with wide heads as well as tools that are narrower. The narrow part flips up out of the way if you want to store something wide. Good for getting things off the floor, but look around for less expensive alternatives. If you own a Rubbermaid shed, these would be a no-brainer. If not, there may be other options that would fasten to your walls more easily and might cost a bit less.
          Full disclaimer: I received this product to evaluate for free, but my opinions are my own and have not been influenced by any company in writing this review. I have no known affiliation with the manufacturer of this product. Your mileage may vary, just as your product preferences may be different than mine. Read Less
          Pros: Durable, Lots of Features, Sturdy
          Cons: meant for rubbermaid sheds
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          Store and organize your shoes in this convenient, lightweight storage bin. Made from heavy duty non-woven material, this shoe organizer is ideal for travel and storing away seasonal footwear. Includes a transparent covering for easy visibility and is collapsible when not in use. Color: Black.
           
          from Nashua, NH
          Age Range:55 to 64
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          This product did not impress us. It seems to be made of very thin, perhaps even flimsy, material...
          PostedMay 1, 2018
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          No, I do not recommend this product.
          This product did not impress us. It seems to be made of very thin, perhaps even flimsy, materials. It’s designed to hold up to 12 pairs of shoes and be stored under a bed. It does provide a see-through feature that is convenient, but it’s a bit difficult to zip shut unless the product is completely filled with shoes.
          My spouse and I both had higher expectations for a “bin”, and maybe that’s not entirely fair. It does a decent job, and is not terribly expensive. For temporary storage, it will probably suit most people just fine. We were just expecting something a bit sturdier. Doesn’t seem like it will stand up to frequent use in our opinion.
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          This product did not impress us. It seems to be made of very thin, perhaps even flimsy, materials. It’s designed to hold up to 12 pairs of shoes and be stored under a bed. It does provide a see-through feature that is convenient, but it’s a bit difficult to zip shut unless the product is completely filled with shoes.
          My spouse and I both had higher expectations for a “bin”, and maybe that’s not entirely fair. It does a decent job, and is not terribly expensive. For temporary storage, it will probably suit most people just fine. We were just expecting something a bit sturdier. Doesn’t seem like it will stand up to frequent use in our opinion.
          Full disclaimer: I received this product to evaluate for free, but my opinions are my own and have not been influenced by any company in writing this review. I have no known affiliation with the manufacturer of this product. Your mileage may vary, just as your product preferences may be different than mine. Read Less
          Pros: Good Size & Weight
          Cons: Not Durable
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          Woodpeckers, with their bright markings, feeding antics and recognizable calls are some of the most popular birds and you can enjoy them, too. All you have to know is what they prefer to eat offer it in a selective feeder - and you have got woodpeckers. Lyric Woodpecker Mix is designed to do just that. Each ingredient has been tested and it's a fact nutmeats, dried fruits and whole kernel corn make an ideal woodpecker food. Woodpecker mix ingredients are cracked corn, shelled peanuts, sunflower kernels, tree nut pieces, shelled pumpkin seeds, and raisins.
           
          from Nashua, NH
          Age Range:55 to 64
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          A high-quality seed that seems to attract many types of birds – including woodpeckers! We have ot...
          PostedApril 4, 2018
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          A high-quality seed that seems to attract many types of birds – including woodpeckers!
          We have other bird feeders with thistle and the usual mixed-bird seed that appeals to many songbirds, but had not tried anything to attract woodpeckers before. Got a larger mesh tube-style feeder to put this in, so that the birds are able to hold on and peck out pieces of larger items such as peanut pieces. Some seed is small enough to fall through the ¼” or so mesh, but the ground feeders like that anyway.
          Almost immediately upon hanging it up, we had birds in the new feeder. We’ve seen downy and redheaded woodpeckers already, in addition to chickadees, cardinals, titmice, and many other birds. The Read More
          A high-quality seed that seems to attract many types of birds – including woodpeckers!
          We have other bird feeders with thistle and the usual mixed-bird seed that appeals to many songbirds, but had not tried anything to attract woodpeckers before. Got a larger mesh tube-style feeder to put this in, so that the birds are able to hold on and peck out pieces of larger items such as peanut pieces. Some seed is small enough to fall through the ¼” or so mesh, but the ground feeders like that anyway.
          Almost immediately upon hanging it up, we had birds in the new feeder. We’ve seen downy and redheaded woodpeckers already, in addition to chickadees, cardinals, titmice, and many other birds. The variety has been fun to watch, and complements our other feeder nicely.
          The seed contains peanuts sunflower kernels, corn, pecans, pistachios, shelled pumpkin seeds, dehydrated cherries, and raisins. It smells good, and from the birds’ response, they think it’s great! Very high quality.
          The squirrels like it too, and have already managed to figure out how to hang off the tube feeder, despite a squirrel baffle on the pole, but it’s a small price to pay. The bluejays are a pain and chase other birds off, but they need food, too, and are definitely attracted to this feed.
          We’re very impressed with the Lyric Woodpecker mix, and will be getting more. I hope we can find some bigger bags for our hungry birds and new visitors!
          Full disclaimer: I received this product to evaluate for free, but my opinions are my own and have not been influenced by any company in writing this review. I have no known affiliation with the manufacturer of this product. Your mileage may vary, just as your product preferences may be different than mine. Read Less
          Pros: Easy to Use, High Quality
          Cons: a bit expensive
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          Deep Woods 6 oz. Insect Repellent Aerosol Spray provides protection against disease-carrying ticks, mosquitoes, black flies, sand flies, chiggers, fleas and other insects. One application repels for up to 6 hours. The non-greasy formula won't stain.
           

          what is the DEET pct in OFF?

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          Les
          Oklahoma
          June 16, 2016
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          surrealist14
          NH
          June 14, 2017
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          Label says 25% DEET, 75% OTHER INGREDIENTS
           
          The Allway 10 in. Painter's Taping Knife is recommended for use in various paint application jobs. This taping knife features a soft grip for comfort.
           

          Is this a stainless steel blade or the blue spring steel?

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          Dan
          December 15, 2016
          Is this a stainless steel blade or the blue spring steel?
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          surrealist14
          NH
          May 27, 2017
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          It says blue spring steel on the label. Hope this helps. It seems just springy enough - not too stiff, not too flexible. Hoping it does not rust since it isn't stainless...
           
          ZEP Foaming Wall Cleaner quickly removes scuffs, stains and grimy fingerprints from walls and surfaces. It safely cleans painted walls, woodwork, tile, vinyl and wall coverings. No scrubbing or rinsing.
           

          What do you recommend to use with this product to cleane the wall, for example sponge, washcloth,...

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          andreaa
          April 8, 2017
          What do you recommend to use with this product to cleane the wall, for example sponge, washcloth, microfiber cloth, etc.? Also, should it be wet or dry when I start?
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          surrealist14
          NH
          April 23, 2017
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          We tried a sponge, cleaning cloth, and even a rotating brush head like a ScumBuster, but it was like we hadn't cleaned anything. Tried both dry and wet to start - no difference. The odor is just awful, too. Hope this helps you!
           
          Bona Disposable Dusting Cloths provide a quick fix clean. They feature a 3D design that utilizes thousands of fluffy fibers to effectively lock away dust, dirt and pet hair. Cleans 1.8X faster than the leading sweeping cloths due to a larger surface area. Color: White.
           

          How do these attach to the head...velcro?

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          Bubbles
          Florida
          September 8, 2016
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          surrealist14
          NH
          April 23, 2017
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          They have two long velcro strips that attach to the mating strips on the mop head. However, the velcro is quite a ways inside the edge of the pad, and we found that these pads tended to roll up as we used them. Hope this helps!
           
          The Husky 3/8 in. Drive Extendable Ratchet quickly adjust from 10 in. to 15 in. providing extended reach for hard to reach areas and greater leverage. The head flex's into 6 different positions allowing for the best angle in tight spots. A slim profile reversing lever and recessed quick release button add to the overall low-profile clearance of the drive head.
           

          Howbdo you unlock the flex head? It doesn't have a button to do so.

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          Polo
          April 2, 2016
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          December 20, 2016
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          There isn't a lock for the flex head. I wish there was. It's always able to flex, unlike some other handles that have a locking lever on the flex head. To extend the handle, just slide down the chrome collar and pull the handle away from the head. To release a socket, just push the button on the back of the flex head. Hope this helps!
           
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