surrealist14
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    November 4, 2014
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      • Review count
        73
      • Helpfulness votes
        30
      • Average rating
        4.0
        4 out of 5
      • First Review:
        November 4, 2014
      • Last Review:
        August 7, 2019
       
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          surrealist14's Reviews
           
          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.
           
          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.
           
          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, dried cherries, 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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          These 18 in. microfiber wet mop pads are great to use in any wet floor cleaning applications. Durable microfiber withstands repeated laundering. Available in multiple colors for zone cleaning. Comes in a 3-Pack.
           
          from Nashua, NH
          Age Range:55 to 64
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          A good microfiber pad for wet scrubbing on hard surfaces. Would not recommend for hardwood. Thes...
          PostedApril 4, 2018
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          A good microfiber pad for wet scrubbing on hard surfaces. Would not recommend for hardwood.
          These pads seem to be of reasonable quality, come in a 3 pack, and are soft and absorbent, with nice soft “bristle” areas for scrubbing. They are 18” wide, so make sure that you have an appropriate mop head for this width. We have a Zwipes handle and they fit well. They hang over a bit, especially due to the angles built into the Zwipes mop head, but we think that’s good for getting into corners and holding onto debris.
          The pads are blue microfiber on one side, and stick to the mop head via hook and loop style fastening. We’ve used microfiber pads from other manufacturers, and this package from Read More
          A good microfiber pad for wet scrubbing on hard surfaces. Would not recommend for hardwood.
          These pads seem to be of reasonable quality, come in a 3 pack, and are soft and absorbent, with nice soft “bristle” areas for scrubbing. They are 18” wide, so make sure that you have an appropriate mop head for this width. We have a Zwipes handle and they fit well. They hang over a bit, especially due to the angles built into the Zwipes mop head, but we think that’s good for getting into corners and holding onto debris.
          The pads are blue microfiber on one side, and stick to the mop head via hook and loop style fastening. We’ve used microfiber pads from other manufacturers, and this package from Zwipes seems very competitive. We have not washed them many times yet, however they seem well made and we expect them to hold up in the wash. They will definitely stain with repeated use. Don’t expect them to come “dress shirt” clean after scrubbing a floor! However, the multi-pack and convenience of being able to wash them is a big plus, instead of throwing out some disposable pad. When one of these gets dirty, just pull it off, put on one of the others, and keep going.
          The texture is a combination of soft, terry-like strands and stiffer “bristle” strands in areas. I do not think I would use these on hardwood due to the scrubbing texture, but they seem great on tile or vinyl surfaces. In general, they seem to be designed for wet use, not dry, because of the scrubbing features. Overall, a very nice pad that we hope to use for a long, long time.
          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 Clean, Easy to Install, High Quality, Nice Design
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          These durable microfiber wet mop pads are both versatile and durable. Use wet or dry. Long-lasting microfiber pads withstand repeated washings.
           
          from Nashua, NH
          Age Range:55 to 64
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          A good general-purpose microfiber pad for wet or dry cleaning. There’s nothing terribly fancy abo...
          PostedApril 4, 2018
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          A good general-purpose microfiber pad for wet or dry cleaning.
          There’s nothing terribly fancy about these pads. They seem to be of reasonable quality, come in a 3 pack, and are soft and absorbent. They are 18” wide, so make sure that you have an appropriate mop head for this width. We have a Zwipes handle and they fit well. They hang over a bit, especially due to the angles built into the Zwipes mop head, but we think that’s good for getting into corners and holding onto debris.
          The pads are blue microfiber on one side, and stick to the mop head via hook and loop style fastening. We’ve used microfiber pads from other manufacturers, and this package from Zwipes seems very competitive. Read More
          A good general-purpose microfiber pad for wet or dry cleaning.
          There’s nothing terribly fancy about these pads. They seem to be of reasonable quality, come in a 3 pack, and are soft and absorbent. They are 18” wide, so make sure that you have an appropriate mop head for this width. We have a Zwipes handle and they fit well. They hang over a bit, especially due to the angles built into the Zwipes mop head, but we think that’s good for getting into corners and holding onto debris.
          The pads are blue microfiber on one side, and stick to the mop head via hook and loop style fastening. We’ve used microfiber pads from other manufacturers, and this package from Zwipes seems very competitive. Although we have not washed them many times yet, they seem well made and we expect them to hold up in the wash, although they will definitely stain with repeated use. Don’t expect them to come “dress shirt” clean after dusting or mopping a floor! However, the multi-pack and convenience of being able to wash them is a big plus, instead of throwing out some disposable pad. When one of these gets dirty, just pull it off, put on one of the others, and keep going.
          There is not much texture, just a soft terry-like finish, so it seems like these are a good choice on hardwood as well as tile or vinyl surfaces. Some scrubbing pads would be too harsh, and I would not feel comfortable using them on hardwood, but no reservations with these. In general, they work much better wet than dry, perhaps because the fibers are not very deep.
          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 Clean, Easy to Install, High Quality, Nice Design
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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