BruceW
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    127
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  • Average rating
    4.8
    4.8 out of 5
  • First Review:
    November 4, 2014
  • Last Review:
    September 25, 2019
 
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      • Review count
        127
      • Helpfulness votes
        76
      • Average rating
        4.8
        4.8 out of 5
      • First Review:
        November 4, 2014
      • Last Review:
        September 25, 2019
       
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          Rustic meets contemporary with this natural modern wall lantern. Use this expertly crafted wall lantern as an outdoor sconce, perfect for welcoming guests to your humble abode with its warm, atmospheric glow emitting from the light amber glass shade. The genuine natural lodge style green slate backplate complements the copper hardware and geometric form for a charmingly contemporary look beside your front door. Built to last, this UL listed lantern is designed to withstand harsh wind, rain and sun to stay just as vibrant and beautiful years after you first install it. Perfect for any natural modern, contemporary, geometric, Asian-inspired or transitional home, this lantern will bring bright illumination and a touch of organic style for years to come.
           
          from Astoria, Oregon
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          Okay. I guess I understand the previous reviewer's rather negative reviews on this item, but I do...
          PostedSeptember 25, 2019
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          Okay. I guess I understand the previous reviewer's rather negative reviews on this item, but I don't believe they were justified. Light fixtures can be fragile things and this one is no different. Working against it is the overall weight, and it is heavy. Though extremely well padded in the package, I still had to do a little tweaking to get it ready for hanging. Also, as pointed out by an earlier reviewer, the pieces of slate did not appear to match. Well, they actually did, but the horizontal piece was mounted upside down so you would never see the "good" side. I realize that you don't want to have to rebuild something you just paid a considerable amount for, but it is worth it. I'm so Read More
          Okay. I guess I understand the previous reviewer's rather negative reviews on this item, but I don't believe they were justified. Light fixtures can be fragile things and this one is no different. Working against it is the overall weight, and it is heavy. Though extremely well padded in the package, I still had to do a little tweaking to get it ready for hanging. Also, as pointed out by an earlier reviewer, the pieces of slate did not appear to match. Well, they actually did, but the horizontal piece was mounted upside down so you would never see the "good" side. I realize that you don't want to have to rebuild something you just paid a considerable amount for, but it is worth it. I'm so sold on this fixture that I'm buying four more. It is well made, a unique design and a far cry from the carriage-type fixtures of old. Read Less
          Pros: High Quality, Looks Great, Nice Design, Sturdy, Stylish
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          The Milwaukee 60 ft. Fish Stick Combo Kit features the most durable connections and brightest glow. The knurled grip provides users with easy threading while a coating protects against splinters. Available in low, mid and high flexibility, each 5 ft. electrical fish stick is color-coded by flexibility providing users with easy identification. All Milwaukee fish sticks and fish stick accessories are compatible with one another. This kit includes seven 5 ft. low flex fish sticks, three 5 ft. mid flex fish stick and two 5 ft. high flex fish stick, a bullet nose tip, a hook tip, a whisk tip, a magnet and chain tip and a lighted tip.
           
          from Astoria, Oregon
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          The Milwaukee 60’ Fish Stick Combo Kit, #48-22-4156 (OMSID 309349780), is another fine offering f...
          PostedAugust 19, 2019
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          The Milwaukee 60’ Fish Stick Combo Kit, #48-22-4156 (OMSID 309349780), is another fine offering from a company that has really decided to be in the tool business. Since changing hands a few years ago, Milwaukee has steadily expanded its line of professional grade tools, and not just power tools.
          Over many years as a licensed electrician, I have used numerous different brands of fish sticks. Milwaukee’s stack up against any of them! I particularly like that Milwaukee realized you want to protect the tool you just bought so they provide a well made canvas-like, sewn, reinforced, hook and loop (Velcro style) catch storage case. The case has a zippered attachment pocket, shoulder carry strap, Read More
          The Milwaukee 60’ Fish Stick Combo Kit, #48-22-4156 (OMSID 309349780), is another fine offering from a company that has really decided to be in the tool business. Since changing hands a few years ago, Milwaukee has steadily expanded its line of professional grade tools, and not just power tools.
          Over many years as a licensed electrician, I have used numerous different brands of fish sticks. Milwaukee’s stack up against any of them! I particularly like that Milwaukee realized you want to protect the tool you just bought so they provide a well made canvas-like, sewn, reinforced, hook and loop (Velcro style) catch storage case. The case has a zippered attachment pocket, shoulder carry strap, and a couple of ways to hang it up out of the way. Nothing like spending good money on fish sticks that come in a thin plastic tube only to step on the tube or lose the end caps. Doh!
          Compare rod connection points; there is a difference. I’ve been in the middle of a wire pull across a plenum and have the rods separate because the connection comes off of the fiberglass rod. Not only is it not fun, it wastes time and money. Milwaukee’s are firmly affixed.
          I laid a stick in the sun for a couple of minutes then took a picture in the dark (below). Can almost read by the glow!
          Included with the storage case and 60’ of fiberglass rods: LED light with female connections at both ends, over-sized whisk, magnet and chain, bullet nose, and hook, to handle any task. Speaking of the LED light…the white plasticized spacer must be removed to turn the light on. Replace it when you finish so that the light doesn’t accidently come on when it’s in storage.
          The kit, made in Taiwan, is covered by a limited lifetime warranty. Read Less
          Pros: Easy Replacement, Easy to Use, Nice Design, Very Bright, storage case, exceptional quality, lifetime warranty
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          This GE Whole House Filter reduces lead, chlorine taste and odor, sediment and sand from your household water. Water is filtered down to 0.5 microns. This filter fits in GE Whole House systems GXWH50M and GXWH70M.
           
          from Astoria, Oregon
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          This is a very high quality filter that can remove contaminants as small as .5 microns. The cartr...
          PostedAugust 1, 2019
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          This is a very high quality filter that can remove contaminants as small as .5 microns. The cartridge is designed to be used in the GE Whole House Filtration System, GXWH70M. Probably the only thing wrong with it is that for the price it has a relatively short life: 15,000 gallons or 3 months. I did not recommend the filtration system (made in China), but if you have it, this is the best cartridge you can buy. The cartridge is made in USA.
          Pros: Easy to Use
          Cons: spendy
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          The SmartCode 955 Commercial Grade touchpad electronic deadbolt lever is a 1-touch locking motorized deadbolt. With your personalized code, you can enter your home with the convenience of keyless entry and the back-lit keypad provides increased visibility. SmartCode 955 is easy to install, program and use, and operates on one 9 Volt battery. It also features SmartKey Security as the back-up keyway. This entry lever can be locked or unlocked by using the keypad or key from the outside as well as the turn button from the inside. The crisp, clean appearance of the Satin Nickel finish adds to the overall look of the product and brings a modern feel.
           
          from Astoria, Oregon
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:Professional
          Received free product:Yes
          PostedAugust 1, 2019
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          I have never been disappointed with a Kwikset product, and this one is no different. It was very easy to replace my standard Kwikset door knob with this lever type. My wife tells me how much easier it is to operate, especially with arthritic hands. Swapping it out is fairly intuitive, but I definitely needed the instructions when it came time for programming. Even that was easy, there are just steps you need to take in order to be successful. Re-keying to match other Kwikset KW-1 keys can easily be done, too.
          Pros: Durable, Easy to Install, Nice Design, Stylish
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          The Defiant Touchscreen Electronic deadbolt is the latest addition to the Defiant family, providing great convenience, uncompromised security and yet very easy to install. The touchscreen series deadbolt meets all ANSI Grade 3 quality standards including operating cycles of over 150,000 times. It replaces your mechanical deadbolt and only takes a Phillips screwdriver to install in minutes. The great conveniences you will enjoy include 1-touch activation and locking, automatic re-locking at a delayed time of your control. You can also manage access authorization to disable individual user PIN codes as you wish. You can call our toll free number 1-877-663-5625 for service.
           
          from Astoria, Oregon
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Received free product:Yes
          PostedAugust 1, 2019
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          Wow! This offering by Defiant is truly high-end. Based on the Kwikset lock, it was simple to replace my Kwikset deadbolt with this one. The only glitch was that it would not “lock” until I drilled the hole into the door frame about ¼” deeper to allow the deadbolt to move full range. When I realized that the two “beeps” were telling me it wasn’t locked (and, I didn’t need to punch in a code to retract the deadbolt), I started looking for the “problem”. Ah, ha! It only “beeps” once when it’s properly locked. Once the hole was drilled a bit deeper, as the fisherman said, “We were in ‘em!” Next, I’m going to have it re-keyed to match all the other exterior doors in my house…an advantage to Read More
          Wow! This offering by Defiant is truly high-end. Based on the Kwikset lock, it was simple to replace my Kwikset deadbolt with this one. The only glitch was that it would not “lock” until I drilled the hole into the door frame about ¼” deeper to allow the deadbolt to move full range. When I realized that the two “beeps” were telling me it wasn’t locked (and, I didn’t need to punch in a code to retract the deadbolt), I started looking for the “problem”. Ah, ha! It only “beeps” once when it’s properly locked. Once the hole was drilled a bit deeper, as the fisherman said, “We were in ‘em!” Next, I’m going to have it re-keyed to match all the other exterior doors in my house…an advantage to having it based on the Kwikset design. Read Less
          Pros: Durable, Easy to Install, Nice Design, Stylish, Good Instructions
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          Hampton Bay Edge Lit LED low profile ceiling light fixtures are designed to enhance any decor and with a clean, modern appearance. This modern LED ceiling light fixture easily mounts flush with the ceiling, and the low profile design keeps it out of the way of closet doors. The protective chrome finish will look great for years to come, and the white lens diffuses the LED light evenly. You won't see any dark spots or shadows. This flush mount uses an edge lit LED powered engine instead of light bulbs to produce higher quality light for a fraction of the electricity, saving you money off your utility bill. This light fixture produces 4,000 Lumens (about the equivalent of (2) 32-Watt T9 circline fluorescent bulbs) using only 55-Watt. The LED lighting source is made to last for 45 years at 3 hours per day; there are no bulbs to replace -ever. This ceiling fixture is easy to install, Energy Star listed and environmentally friendly. It comes with a 5 year limited manufacturer's warranty.
           

          Can I use it as wall mount?

          Asked by
          Sd
          October 18, 2019
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          BruceW
          Astoria, Oregon
          October 18, 2019
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          That is a good question, Sd. I could find nothing saying you can't mount it on a wall. And, when you think about it, there is really no heat issue as with incandescents if you do. If you have sufficient space, I'd say, "Go for it!"
           
          Cook for the family, even on a hectic schedule with this Whirlpool brand electric range. Skip preheating and cook frozen foods faster with FROZEN BAKE technology. FLEXHEAT dual radiant elements give you two elements in one for cooking flexibility on this self-cleaning stove. The ceramic glass cooktop on this Whirlpool brand electric range with self-cleaning oven also makes cleanup quick. Color: Fingerprint Resistant Stainless Steel.
           

          What is the height of the storage drawer?

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          Kamat
          October 16, 2019
          What is the height of the storage drawer?
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          BruceW
          Astoria, Oregon
          October 16, 2019
          Answer: 
          The face of the drawer is 10-1/4", while the actual storage area is 9" high. The drawer is about 15-3/4" deep. Hope this answered your question.
           
          Connect conduit to a load center or other metal enclosure and keep out water with the 1/2 in. Watertight Rigid or IMC Conduit Hub. This zinc alloy hub has a LEXAN-insulated throat. The connector meets UL and CSA requirements.
           

          Can I hook a waterhose to standard kitchen faucet?

          Asked by
          Jj
          October 13, 2019
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          BruceW
          Astoria, Oregon
          October 13, 2019
          Answer: 
          You cannot.
           
          Cook for the family, even on a hectic schedule with this Whirlpool brand electric range. Skip preheating and cook frozen foods faster with FROZEN BAKE technology. FLEXHEAT dual radiant elements give you two elements in one for cooking flexibility on this self-cleaning stove. The ceramic glass cooktop on this Whirlpool brand electric range with self-cleaning oven also makes cleanup quick. Color: Fingerprint Resistant Stainless Steel.
           

          What are the best pots and pans for this glass top range?

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          BP
          October 12, 2019
          What are the best pots and pans for this glass top range?
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          BruceW
          Astoria, Oregon
          October 12, 2019
          Answer: 
          Nothing special. We use what we have and all work well.
           
          Cook for the family, even on a hectic schedule with this Whirlpool brand electric range. Skip preheating and cook frozen foods faster with FROZEN BAKE technology. FLEXHEAT dual radiant elements give you two elements in one for cooking flexibility on this self-cleaning stove. The ceramic glass cooktop on this Whirlpool brand electric range with self-cleaning oven also makes cleanup quick. Color: Fingerprint Resistant Stainless Steel.
           

          The oven didn’t come with instructions on using the convection, Where do I find it

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          BP
          October 12, 2019
          The oven didn’t come with instructions on using the convection, Where do I find it
          Asked by
          BruceW
          Astoria, Oregon
          October 12, 2019
          Answer: 
          Hmmm? Page 11 of the instruction manual explains time and temperature differences when using convection. What else do you need to know?
           
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