surrealist14
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    75
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    35
  • Average rating
    4.0
    4 out of 5
  • First Review:
    November 4, 2014
  • Last Review:
    December 10, 2019
 
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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
           
          This nozzle offers 7 spray patterns; find the right 1 for every task in the home and garden, from a gentle spray for gardens to a hard spray perfect for clearing away debris. For custom water pressure, a flow control knob allows a quick adjustment to the flow of water without going back to faucet. A locking mechanism on the trigger allows continuous water flow which helps reduce hand fatigue.
           
          from NH
          Age Range:55 to 64
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Solid, versatile, looks well made - hoping it lasts, too
          PostedMay 27, 2017
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          After years of solid service, it was time to replace the worn-out spray nozzle. We found this one with a variety of spray patterns, and decided that it looked very rugged, and would allow us to use it for many different purposes, from a hard direct spray to clean off the driveway, to a gentle rain for watering plans, to a fan pattern for watering the lawn where the sprinkler doesn’t quite reach.
          This is no cheapo plastic toy. It feels very substantial, and has a nice smooth trigger action with a lock so you can keep the water flowing without wearing out your hand. The seal to the hose was simple and leak free. The turret turns without excessive force, and stays put during use.
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          After years of solid service, it was time to replace the worn-out spray nozzle. We found this one with a variety of spray patterns, and decided that it looked very rugged, and would allow us to use it for many different purposes, from a hard direct spray to clean off the driveway, to a gentle rain for watering plans, to a fan pattern for watering the lawn where the sprinkler doesn’t quite reach.
          This is no cheapo plastic toy. It feels very substantial, and has a nice smooth trigger action with a lock so you can keep the water flowing without wearing out your hand. The seal to the hose was simple and leak free. The turret turns without excessive force, and stays put during use.
          Overall, I was extremely pleased with this product, and would recommend it to others. I’m sure you can pay more for a nozzle, but I’m not sure that you’d get better value. This one is priced competitively, and seems to have a perfect balance of robustness and features. It’s too soon to tell if it will stand up to the rigors of routine use, but I feel pretty confident that this one will be in our household for quite a while!
          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: Functionality, Great Quality, Multi Use
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          Brighten dark spaces anywhere around the home with this versatile ultra-bright LED light. The round-shaped lights work well as under-cabinet lighting or to make stored items in a closet or pantry more visible. They also come in handy in a dark stairwell or hallway. The lights also prove useful when out and about, whether in the car, on a boat, in an RV, or when camping. With nine ultra-bright LEDs, the lights deliver unparalleled illumination lighting a larger area than other puck-type lights. For fast, easy installation, simply use the supplied mounting tape or screws to mount the lights onto almost any surface, no wiring or plugs required. The lights use three AAA batteries (sold separately), and their mounting plates make installation and battery replacement a snap. Best of all, the tap lights turn on/off with just a touch. In addition to providing everyday lighting, the tap lights can also be quickly detached for use as portable emergency lights. The attractive tap lights offer a sleek, simple design that complements any decor. Color: Silver.
           
          from NH
          Age Range:55 to 64
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          More like a floodlight! But why no batteries?
          PostedMay 27, 2017
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          I was excited to get these to help provide some light for areas that we have no easy way to get electricity into, like our pantry and our linen closet. After opening, I was somewhat less excited to find that they did not provide the 3 batteries (each) required for operation. C’mon, folks – if I buy something that’s going to need batteries, wouldn’t it be nice if you included batteries so the product could be used right away??? Or are they just trying to force us to go back to the store when we discover that we don’t have enough on hand?
          Fortunately, we had just bought a bunch of batteries, so we were able to use them right away. They provided a clever mounting ring that could be attached Read More
          I was excited to get these to help provide some light for areas that we have no easy way to get electricity into, like our pantry and our linen closet. After opening, I was somewhat less excited to find that they did not provide the 3 batteries (each) required for operation. C’mon, folks – if I buy something that’s going to need batteries, wouldn’t it be nice if you included batteries so the product could be used right away??? Or are they just trying to force us to go back to the store when we discover that we don’t have enough on hand?
          Fortunately, we had just bought a bunch of batteries, so we were able to use them right away. They provided a clever mounting ring that could be attached with either self-adhesive strips or with drywall anchors and screws. Very nice!
          Our first use was in the pantry. It’s no fun to go in there, because it’s deep and the item you want is invariably hiding behind something else, and you can’t see it because it’s dark. I turned on the light and WOW – this thing really produces a terrific amount of light. It’s also more like a floodlight, too – a very wide cone of light that covers a large area, rather than the narrower beam you’d expect from most flashlights. I think this makes it ideal for use in those areas that are hard to get a wired lamp into. The multiple mounting options are also very nice.
          I also found it relatively comfortable to simply hold it, like a handheld spotlight, so you could move the illuminated area around to best advantage.
          For this price, this is really a cool product. I’d deduct half a point for not including batteries, but the performance and mounting options almost make up for this oversight. Hint to manufacturer: please, include batteries! Even if they are no-name brands, at least the purchaser can start using your product right away.
          One other potential problem is that it would be possible to turn the light on, find what you want, shut the door – and some unknown number of hours later, you have a set of dead batteries. Dear manufacturer: How about a ‘timer” option that automatically shuts the light off after some number of minutes (maybe 15?)? A button or switch could turn this option on or off, and provide the end user with some protection against dead lamps if you’re forgetful (as I sometimes am).
          Overall, I really liked this product, and would definitely recommend it to others. Excellent value, lots of light, and the 3-pack covered most of the darker areas we needed coverage in. They would also be great to keep in a glove compartment or in a car trunk for when you need to find something in the car, e.g. working under the hood, or searching for that stray sweatshirt you know you stowed in the trunk.
          Well done – I’m going to get more of these.
          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 Install, High Quality, Nice Design
          Cons: no batteries, no auto shutoff
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          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.
           
          from NH
          Age Range:55 to 64
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          High quality at an attractive price!
          PostedMay 27, 2017
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          Our mudroom has taken a beating over the years, and we’re about to do some facelifting. One of the bigger problems is that an iron and wicker bench has gouged into the drywall pretty deeply, which is going to require some filling, taping and feathering of drywall compound to fix.
          This is listed as a Painter’s Taping Knife, but it serves extremely well as a knife for spreading and smoothing drywall compound. The handle is beefy and very comfortable, and is firmly screwed to what appears to be a very high quality blue spring steel blade at the advertised width.
          The blade has just the right amount of spring to it. Not too stiff like some putty knives, and not so flexible that you spend Read More
          Our mudroom has taken a beating over the years, and we’re about to do some facelifting. One of the bigger problems is that an iron and wicker bench has gouged into the drywall pretty deeply, which is going to require some filling, taping and feathering of drywall compound to fix.
          This is listed as a Painter’s Taping Knife, but it serves extremely well as a knife for spreading and smoothing drywall compound. The handle is beefy and very comfortable, and is firmly screwed to what appears to be a very high quality blue spring steel blade at the advertised width.
          The blade has just the right amount of spring to it. Not too stiff like some putty knives, and not so flexible that you spend all of your energy trying to find the sweet spot. Using this in conjunction with a nice wide drywall “hawk” was a very simple and pleasant way to spread and feather a next coat of drywall compound, after applying the initial pass with a 6” drywall knife that I already owned.
          Overall I am very impressed with this product and plan to use it many more times. I would definitely recommend it, and the price is extremely attractive, too. Hoping your experience with this quality tool is as pleasant as mine.
          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 of Material, Looks High End
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          Polyblend 10.5 fl. oz. Non-Sanded Ceramic Tile Caulk features a siliconized, latex-based formula for caulking around sinks, tubs and showers and where tile meets tile or another surface. Also adheres bath fixtures and loose tiles. Formula offers great durability and bond strengths. Color: Delorean Gray.
           
          Age Range:55 to 64
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
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          Pleasantly surprised by this caulking and its "sanded" counterpart, which I used during some rece...
          PostedMay 23, 2017
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          Pleasantly surprised by this caulking and its "sanded" counterpart, which I used during some recent shower surround recaulking. I was impressed by how smoothly it went on, and the amount of time that it remained workable without taking a set. This let me contour the caulking easily, then go back and pull up the masking tape that I had put down as guide lines without pulling up or smearing the caulking.
          I liked the product so much that I printed the info and stuck it in our "house file" so we'd know what to use the NEXT time we have to do this kind of project. Face it, recaulking is hardly ever fun, so it pays to have a product that makes it easier!
          Hope this helps you!
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          from NH
          Age Range:55 to 64
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Seems thin, but appears to do the job
          PostedApril 23, 2017
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          Upon opening the package, our initial impression was that the material seemed very thin. However, it’s a protector, not a sheet, so maybe that won’t matter. It will be interesting to see how well the material hold up over time, and whether that initial impression has any relationship to how long the mattress protector actually lasts.
          It’s perfect for a deep pocket mattress, and fit with no problems. It just fits over the corners, however, and does not completely enclose the mattress. There are other types of covers that completely enclose the mattress, which might be a help for allergy sufferers. This was not an issue for us, and protection of the top and sides of the mattress seems Read More
          Upon opening the package, our initial impression was that the material seemed very thin. However, it’s a protector, not a sheet, so maybe that won’t matter. It will be interesting to see how well the material hold up over time, and whether that initial impression has any relationship to how long the mattress protector actually lasts.
          It’s perfect for a deep pocket mattress, and fit with no problems. It just fits over the corners, however, and does not completely enclose the mattress. There are other types of covers that completely enclose the mattress, which might be a help for allergy sufferers. This was not an issue for us, and protection of the top and sides of the mattress seems adequate.
          We are hoping that it holds up OK after being washed. Given our impression of the material being on the thin side, we’ll probably wash it on a gentle cycle when needed.
          Overall, there is not much else to say. A standard zippy-plastic package, it covers the mattress easily. Only time will tell if it is durable and holds up to daily use.
          Although full-mattress enclosure was not an issue here, if we get a replacement, I will certainly compare the cost of this product with the cost of one that provides full enclosure. We’d prefer that dust, dander, and mites not be able to get in or out.
          This product seems to do what it says, and for that reason, I can recommend it. Compare it to similar products to determine if this is a good value, and also to the cost of full-enclosure covers for the additional barrier they provide.
          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 Install, Functional, Perfect Size
          Cons: thin
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          ZEP Commercial Quick Clean Disinfectant is the smart way to clean and disinfect. This versatile, all-purpose cleaner is intended for use in households, kitchens and bathrooms but it is also perfect for small businesses, like veterinary clinics, kennels, nurseries, day cares, institutional kitchens, schools, gyms, athletic facilities and more. It is also appropriate to use on multiple surfaces, from floors and cabinets to sealed granite, metal surfaces, glazed porcelain, glass, stainless steel and many more.
           

          Use on hardwood floor?

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          Carolmoore
          December 23, 2015
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          surrealist14
          NH
          October 3, 2017
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          It doesn't say that it can be used in as a floor cleaner specifically. There are many cleaners for that use, so I'd stick with one intended for that purpose, or contact Zep directly.
           
          ZEP Commercial Quick Clean Disinfectant is the smart way to clean and disinfect. This versatile, all-purpose cleaner is intended for use in households, kitchens and bathrooms but it is also perfect for small businesses, like veterinary clinics, kennels, nurseries, day cares, institutional kitchens, schools, gyms, athletic facilities and more. It is also appropriate to use on multiple surfaces, from floors and cabinets to sealed granite, metal surfaces, glazed porcelain, glass, stainless steel and many more.
           

          can this product be used in a Rug Doctor?

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          peachtree
          atlanta, ga
          July 19, 2016
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          surrealist14
          NH
          October 3, 2017
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          It doesn't say that it can be used in a rug cleaner. Zep and other manufacturers make cleaners specific for that use, so I'd stick with one intended for that purpose.
           
          The Milescraft Drill 90 PLUS is a versatile drill attachment and a must have for your next remodeling or construction project. The Drill 90 PLUS right angle drilling attachment is perfect for drilling those hard to reach wall studs and floor joists, as well as a host of other applications. Ideal for plumbers, electricians, HVAC installers and homeowners needing to navigate tight spaces. With a head size of only 4 in., it is compact and lightweight for prolonged use giving you increased productivity and versatility.
           

          IS IT A HALF INCH CHUCK?

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          POPEYE
          April 23, 2017
          IS IT A HALF INCH CHUCK?
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          surrealist14
          NH
          October 3, 2017
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          No, as far as I can tell it's a 3/8" chuck.
           
          Traction Wash is the ultimate green cleaning solution for tile and grout. Perfect for use in your kitchen, bathroom or locker room. Traction Wash is effective on most hard surfaces, particularly as a tile, stone and grout revitalizer. It is completely safe for use on plastics, metals, decals, painted and non-painted surfaces, wood, rubber and hard mineral surfaces. Non-corrosive and non-flammable.
           

          How many applications has to be done to clean grout on bath room wall as well as the floor

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          Stephanr
          October 10, 2016
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          surrealist14
          NH
          August 1, 2017
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          Hi, we just cleaned our kitchen floor, which had some nasty dirty grout. It only took one application, but we used it full-strength, and also used a battery-operated spinning brush. It isn't exactly a "no-work" cleaner. It cleaned very well, though.
          Hope this helps!
           
          Commercial Electric 3/4 in. x 33 ft. Vinyl Elect Tape with dispenser, weather resistant, pressure sensitive vinyl tapes for all kinds of mechanical and electrical applications. The tape is flame retardant and can be used as primary insulation for splices up to 600-Volt and provides a protective outer jacket over splices at higher voltages. Can be used for wrapping wire harnesses, insulating degaussing coils and color coding.
           

          How to use this dispenser. Which side up.

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          Mom
          May 15, 2016
          No manual with item.
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          surrealist14
          NH
          June 30, 2017
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          Open the dispenser, and pull out a couple of inches of tape. Then, feed the tape through the slot so that the gummy side of the tape ends up facing down, underneath the plastic cutoff "flap". Then put the back of the dispenser on again. Pull out the length of tape you need, hold the plastic cutoff flap down, and simply pull up to cut the tape to length. Since the gummy side of the tape is down, the end Read More
          Open the dispenser, and pull out a couple of inches of tape. Then, feed the tape through the slot so that the gummy side of the tape ends up facing down, underneath the plastic cutoff "flap". Then put the back of the dispenser on again. Pull out the length of tape you need, hold the plastic cutoff flap down, and simply pull up to cut the tape to length. Since the gummy side of the tape is down, the end of the tape will stick to the outside of the dispenser, ready for your next use. It's pretty simple, and a very convenient design that also keeps the tape clean when not in use. Hope this helps! Read Less