surrealist14
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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
           
          Rapid Set multi-purpose self-leveling sealant is a hybrid silane polyether sealant designed for horizontal applications in most climates, to include when it's cold or damp. It is 100% solvent free, contains no isocyanates and will not shrink upon cure. Tack-free in 30 minutes and paintable in 24 hours. It's unique nano-technology promotes superior adhesion to concrete, glass, masonry, metal, block, stone, aged asphalt, asphalt, wood and aluminum galvanized metal.
           
          from NH
          Age Range:55 to 64
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Purchase frequency:Yearly
          Received free product:Yes
          A pretty good product that can be used across a wide temperature range. I wanted this product to ...
          PostedJanuary 25, 2018
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          A pretty good product that can be used across a wide temperature range.
          I wanted this product to seal a long-ish crack in our garage floor. It probably varies from 1/8” to 3/8” wide, and approximately the same depth.
          Application is via a caulking gun, with the tip cut to a suitable angle and width. The instructions indicate to insert the tip into the bottom of the crack, and to keep the tip in the sealant as you go. In essence, you need to fill from the bottom, and judge how much to squeeze in to get to a near-level height with the surrounding material. This is a pretty convenient and natural way to work your way across a crack, but sitting on a cold floor and squeezing sealant into a Read More
          A pretty good product that can be used across a wide temperature range.
          I wanted this product to seal a long-ish crack in our garage floor. It probably varies from 1/8” to 3/8” wide, and approximately the same depth.
          Application is via a caulking gun, with the tip cut to a suitable angle and width. The instructions indicate to insert the tip into the bottom of the crack, and to keep the tip in the sealant as you go. In essence, you need to fill from the bottom, and judge how much to squeeze in to get to a near-level height with the surrounding material. This is a pretty convenient and natural way to work your way across a crack, but sitting on a cold floor and squeezing sealant into a crack will be no one’s idea of fun!
          One other thing that I liked was that the product was rated for use from 35F to 100F. As I do this review in the northeastern US, it’s winter, and the temperatures regularly get much colder than this, so it was necessary to wait for a “warm spell” in order to try the product out. Eventually the temperature got up into the 40’s so I was able to use it within specification. Be advised that the instructions indicate additional curing time may be required at lower temperatures. I allowed two full days before trying to drive over it just to be safe, although it seemed to cure well before that.
          It flows into cracks with some effort, so be patient and take your time. It does appear to be self-leveling, but that does not mean that you might not overfill a crack a make a bit of a mess. Depending on the size of the crack you want to fill, you may want to make a shallow pass first, and then come back for a 2nd pass once it has cured and you can see how well it has leveled.
          I found that no matter how careful I was, I made goofs and had some overflows. In the end, I used a combination of a putty knife and a rubber grout tool that I already had on hand to try to clean up my mistakes.
          Per the package instructions, cleanup of surfaces and tools requires the use of acetone, so make sure that you have some on hand, along with a good supply of shop-quality paper towels. Again, you will have to take your time and be patient to get good results, and make sure that you wear gloves (I use two layers of disposable nitrile gloves) to keep your hands from getting covered, and to protect them when you need acetone for cleanup.
          Overall, I think this is a good product, and is one I would purchase again. It would be great if there was an equivalent product with simple soap and water cleanup, but due to the self-leveling nature, perhaps that isn’t possible.
          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: Performs Well
          Cons: difficult cleanup
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          Versatile light can sit anywhere on its base or be held of hung by its integrated handle. You can turn it off and on manually or use its motion sensor for automatic operations. It functions as a night light and task light, but it easily portable as a lantern for power outages, emergencies or camping trips. It casts a pleasant glow that illuminates a broad area.
           
          from NH
          Age Range:55 to 64
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          A very nice motion-activated night light that you can put anywhere. We needed a night light for t...
          PostedJanuary 11, 2018
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          A very nice motion-activated night light that you can put anywhere.
          We needed a night light for those increasingly frequent time when we have to get up in the middle of the night and wander around the house in the dark. The joys of getting older!
          This night light turned out to be ideal. It doesn’t take up an electrical socket, which in our older home is always a plus. However, it didn’t come with batteries, so have a supply on hand if you want to put it to work right away.
          It has the ability to be turned on continuously (like a lantern), off, or run in “auto” mode, where it turns on when it detects motion. This is the mode that we run it in, and it does a fine job of lighting up Read More
          A very nice motion-activated night light that you can put anywhere.
          We needed a night light for those increasingly frequent time when we have to get up in the middle of the night and wander around the house in the dark. The joys of getting older!
          This night light turned out to be ideal. It doesn’t take up an electrical socket, which in our older home is always a plus. However, it didn’t come with batteries, so have a supply on hand if you want to put it to work right away.
          It has the ability to be turned on continuously (like a lantern), off, or run in “auto” mode, where it turns on when it detects motion. This is the mode that we run it in, and it does a fine job of lighting up when we wander by. However, to save batteries, it shuts off after maybe 15 seconds or so, which may leave you in the dark unless you continue to wander in front of it. Not a deal breaker, but an adjustable on time, or maybe a minute of on time, would have been preferable.
          The design is very clever, and it stands up nicely on a counter. There is a built-in loop in the design, so it could easily be hung from a hook, or perhaps even from a shelving bracket or drawer knob.
          This seems like a solid product at a pretty good price, and producing a surprising amount of bright white light for a single LED running on a battery. If you are looking for a night light that you don’t have to plug in, give this one a try!
          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: Eco-Friendly, Motion-Activated, Nice Design
          Cons: turns off quickly
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          Enjoy an experience of a true wrinkle free luxury and a cool comfortable night's sleep with beautifully breathable bed sheets that have a silky soft feel and a lustrous sheen. These sheets are exceptionally color fast and even after years of regular use will look as vibrant as the first night you enjoyed them. Enjoy restful sleep on sheets that offer a chic, tailored appearance and unparalleled smoothness.
           
          from NH
          Age Range:55 to 64
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Soft and thin, but seem well made. These are a 1500 thread count full sheet set, and seem to be v...
          PostedJanuary 7, 2018
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          Soft and thin, but seem well made.
          These are a 1500 thread count full sheet set, and seem to be very soft and remarkably thin. Sometimes high thread count sheets seem a bit stiff, but these do not. They feel a bit like silk, probably due to the microfiber content of the thread along with Egyptian cotton. Since they are thin and soft, they won’t make you as hot as some other high-thread count sheets might.
          They fit true to size, and the corners of the fitted sheet are plenty deep enough for pretty much any mattress you might find in normal use. We even put them on our sofa bed, which has a very thin mattress, and the fitted sheet stayed nice and snug.
          The sage color is very pleasing Read More
          Soft and thin, but seem well made.
          These are a 1500 thread count full sheet set, and seem to be very soft and remarkably thin. Sometimes high thread count sheets seem a bit stiff, but these do not. They feel a bit like silk, probably due to the microfiber content of the thread along with Egyptian cotton. Since they are thin and soft, they won’t make you as hot as some other high-thread count sheets might.
          They fit true to size, and the corners of the fitted sheet are plenty deep enough for pretty much any mattress you might find in normal use. We even put them on our sofa bed, which has a very thin mattress, and the fitted sheet stayed nice and snug.
          The sage color is very pleasing and went extremely well with the “bamboo” paint in our room. There are several other colors shown, from one end of the rainbow to the other.
          The price seems competitive with similar sheets that you might find in other home goods/linens stores, and the construction and stitching seem solid throughout. The embroidery on the pillowcases is a nice accent touch.
          Overall, we are pleased with these sheets, and can give them a solid recommendation. I hope your experience is the same.
          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: Comfortable, Excellent Quality, High Quality of Material, Perfect Size, Well Made
          Cons: thin
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          The Toro Electric Power shovel snow blower delivers a 12 in. snow clearance, making this an ideal choice for sidewalks, steps, decks and small driveways. This powerful blower moves up to 300 lb. of snow per minute and blows snow up to 20 ft. away, helping you quickly and easily clear an area. The blower's telescoping handle alters the handle height to fit the user and its adjustable handle controls are easy to use. The blower is rust-resistant for long-lasting use.
           
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          Works really well for clearing our deck. Much easier...
          PostedJanuary 2, 2018
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          Works really well for clearing our deck. Much easier than manual shoveling! You just can't let the snow build up too deeply, or you'll have trouble. It will clear 5-6" pretty well - beyond that you are better off making multiple passes. Very pleased with the construction and performance of this!
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          ECOSMART 60-Watt Equivalent A15 Dimmable LED Light Bulb, Daylight (3-Pack)
          ECOSMART 60-Watt Equivalent A15 Dimmable LED Light Bulb, Daylight (3-Pack)
          The EcoSmart 60-Watt Equivalent A15 LED Flood Light Bulb uses only 6-Watt and lasts up to 20,000 hours. This LED bulb is energy efficient, can last up to 18.3 years and saves you $119.03 in energy costs over its life. The Daylight bulb may be used indoors and is dimmable for customized light.
           
          from NH
          Age Range:55 to 64
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Make sure you need the A15 size, not A19. First of all, I feel like an idiot. I did not read car...
          PostedDecember 31, 2017
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          Make sure you need the A15 size, not A19.
          First of all, I feel like an idiot. I did not read carefully enough, and did not notice that these are A15 bulbs, not the normal-sized A19 bulbs. Oh well – my mistake. We have a small desk lamp that works well with these smaller bulbs, so we tried them in that, and they seem to work fine, at much less power than old incandescent bulbs.
          I could not try this feature, but they claim to be dimmable, and other products that we have purchased with the EcoSmart label have been dimmable and worked well, but I can’t offer a valid critique of how well these particular bulbs can be dimmed.
          The hue of light produced by these LEDs is a bit harsh to my Read More
          Make sure you need the A15 size, not A19.
          First of all, I feel like an idiot. I did not read carefully enough, and did not notice that these are A15 bulbs, not the normal-sized A19 bulbs. Oh well – my mistake. We have a small desk lamp that works well with these smaller bulbs, so we tried them in that, and they seem to work fine, at much less power than old incandescent bulbs.
          I could not try this feature, but they claim to be dimmable, and other products that we have purchased with the EcoSmart label have been dimmable and worked well, but I can’t offer a valid critique of how well these particular bulbs can be dimmed.
          The hue of light produced by these LEDs is a bit harsh to my eyes. It’s not the pleasant warm glow of most incandescent bulbs. To me, it’s closer to that nasty bluish office fluorescent light that all of us “cube dwellers” have come to despise so much. If you want a nice warm color, look to a different type of bulb.
          There has not been enough time before I needed to submit this review, so I can’t speak to the longevity of these bulbs. We did have some trouble with premature failures of other EcoSmart bulbs, so be forewarned. However, we also had trouble with Cree bulbs, and I frankly expected them to be brand-name rock solid, so your mileage might vary. Sadly, LED bulbs do not last forever, but they shouldn’t burn out as fast as a typical incandescent bulb.
          So, double-check the bulb size you want, decide if you need it to be dimmable, decide if you can live with a bluish-white color, and these might be for you. They are doing the job we need for now, but I would not go out of my way to purchase these again. However there truly is nothing wrong with them, so I can give them a recommendation.
          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: Compact, Eco-Friendly
          Cons: harsh light
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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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          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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          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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          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