Salex
  • Review count
    333
  • Helpfulness votes
    497
  • Average rating
    4.5
    4.5 out of 5
  • First Review:
    May 1, 2013
  • Last Review:
    December 8, 2019
 
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      Activity Summary
       
      • Review count
        333
      • Helpfulness votes
        497
      • Average rating
        4.5
        4.5 out of 5
      • First Review:
        May 1, 2013
      • Last Review:
        December 8, 2019
       
      • Question count
        3
         
        • Answer count
          53
           
           
           
           
          Salex's Reviews
           
          Universal Hardware's Commercial 2-3/4 in. Heavy Duty Passage Lever in Satin Chrome is constructed with a robust cylindrical locking mechanism. This lock is designed for heavy use doors. It is extremely durable mechanically, as well having a durable finish. This lock is as versatile as it is durable and can fit residential and commercial doors of multiple thicknesses. The passage function works great for doors that never need to be locked.
           
          from Utah
          Age Range:35 to 44
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          This is a super heavy-duty handle that unfortunately didn’t work for me - but it’s my error becau...
          PostedOctober 6, 2019
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          This is a super heavy-duty handle that unfortunately didn’t work for me - but it’s my error because my door has a 2-⅜” backset rather than 2-¾”. So if you intend to use this to replace an existing handle, learn from my mistake and measure your backset first. If you have a 2-¾” backset (distance between the edge of the door and the center of the bore hole), this should work well and be easy to install. All parts seem very solid. I wish they made a similar heavy duty one, rather than the standard duty residential, for 2-3/8" backsets.
          Pros: Durable, Easy to Install, Good Size & Weight, Sturdy
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          Serve up industrial style with our StyleWell Porter counter-height dining table. The clean-lined square table is sturdily made, with a rich brown wood top resting atop metal legs with rivet details. The table pairs beautifully with the matching counter stools and other wood finished stools. Color: Haze/Black.
           
          from Utah
          Age Range:35 to 44
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          This industrial-modern table has clean lines, a versatile matte black finish on the metal legs, a...
          PostedOctober 6, 2019
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          This industrial-modern table has clean lines, a versatile matte black finish on the metal legs, and a dark neutral wood finish on the top. Assembly is required, and although a small wrench is included, assembly will go faster if you use your own tools. Once assembled, the screws are visible on the corners of the legs - not obvious, but definitely in keeping with the industrial modern look. The wood top seems durable so far. My favorite feature of the table is actually the space-efficient legs - I have a pet peeve of accidentally kicking the legs of tables with bulky legs, which this is not.
          Pros: Easy to Assemble, Good Size & Weight, Looks Great
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          Delta Broadmoor 4 in. Centerset Single-Handle Pull-Down Sprayer Bathroom Faucet in SpotShield Brushed Nickel
           
          from Utah
          Age Range:35 to 44
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          I got this mainly for the pulldown feature - which I appreciate when I clean the sink - and for t...
          PostedOctober 6, 2019
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          I got this mainly for the pulldown feature - which I appreciate when I clean the sink - and for the convenience of the single handle. The brushed nickel finish matches my other accessories (towel rod and ring, toilet paper holder), although the cap on the drain doesn’t look quite as lustrous. I didn’t need the included escutcheon because I only have one hole in my vanity top, but if you’re replacing a 4” centerset faucet, the included escutcheon will cover all three holes. Note that the single handle is fixed to be mounted on the right side - I have my single-handle kitchen faucets mounted facing forward, and that is not possible with this faucet.
          Pros: Looks Great, Strong Water Pressure, pulldown faucet
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          Since 1910, General Tools has grown to become the recognized industry leader for specialty hand tools and instruments. This digital solar power meter measures solar power in units of watts per square meter or Btu/(ft2 x h) and displays readings on a large 4-digit LCD. It is ideal for checking thermal window efficiency.
           
          from Utah
          Age Range:35 to 44
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          This is an easy-to-use solar power meter for checking solar transmission of windows, location and...
          PostedSeptember 23, 2019
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          This is an easy-to-use solar power meter for checking solar transmission of windows, location and angle of solar panels, or even location of garden beds or greenhouses. The directions are sufficient to get up and running with basic measurements. I’ve used it so far to select a location and angle for a single solar panel at a backcountry cabin, and also to measure incoming solar radiation in open meadows vs. under tree canopies. The light sensor is VERY directional - so you really need to point the white sensor on the top of the unit directly toward the sun to get a good reading. I’m glad to see that General Tools has made this to show readings in W/m2 rather than just BTUs. The function I Read More
          This is an easy-to-use solar power meter for checking solar transmission of windows, location and angle of solar panels, or even location of garden beds or greenhouses. The directions are sufficient to get up and running with basic measurements. I’ve used it so far to select a location and angle for a single solar panel at a backcountry cabin, and also to measure incoming solar radiation in open meadows vs. under tree canopies. The light sensor is VERY directional - so you really need to point the white sensor on the top of the unit directly toward the sun to get a good reading. I’m glad to see that General Tools has made this to show readings in W/m2 rather than just BTUs. The function I use most often is the “percent” function - you point the sensor directly at the sun, with no obstructions, set that reading as 100%, and then any subsequent readings indicate the percentage of wattage that is attenuated. For an example, see my photo where the orientation of my small solar panel is receiving 71% of maximum solar radiation. Read Less
          Pros: Functionality, Easy to Use
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          Introducing the revolutionary, Bosch counter-depth refrigerators, with a streamlined interior and advanced freshness system designed to keep the ingredients you love fresher longer. Enjoy less food waste, and more thoughtful design. Our revolutionary FarmFresh System combines four innovative technologies designed to take food preservation to the next level, while minimizing food waste. Working in harmony, the (1) VitaFreshPro, (2) FreshProtect Ethylene Filter, (3) MultiAirFlow, and (4) AirFresh Filter provide the optimal environment for your food storage needs. An industry first, VitaFreshPro automatically balances both temperature and humidity. From produce to meats to cheeses, pre-programmed settings calibrate the optimal environment, removing the guesswork from food storage. FreshProtect absorbs naturally occurring ethylene to slow ripening, so produce stays fresher, longer. MultiAirFlow and AirFreshFilter work together to keep the temperature in your entire fridge consistent while reducing odors. Its refrigeration, reinvented. Color: Stainless Steel.
           
          from Utah
          Age Range:35 to 44
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          The best features of this fridge, in my opinion, are the freshness control of the drawers and the...
          PostedSeptember 22, 2019
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          The best features of this fridge, in my opinion, are the freshness control of the drawers and the high quality of the drawer slides. My hubby has complained about drawer slides (and their failure or breakage) in every fridge we’ve ever owned until we got this one. The freezer is a drawer-type bottom-freezer, where the main slides are self-closing once within a few inches of closed, and within the main compartment are two shorter drawers at the top. The middle one has ice on the left half and about 4” tall storage on the right. The freshness control of the drawers works because the drawers are basically sealed when they’re closed, and within each drawer you select a setting based on the Read More
          The best features of this fridge, in my opinion, are the freshness control of the drawers and the high quality of the drawer slides. My hubby has complained about drawer slides (and their failure or breakage) in every fridge we’ve ever owned until we got this one. The freezer is a drawer-type bottom-freezer, where the main slides are self-closing once within a few inches of closed, and within the main compartment are two shorter drawers at the top. The middle one has ice on the left half and about 4” tall storage on the right. The freshness control of the drawers works because the drawers are basically sealed when they’re closed, and within each drawer you select a setting based on the contents (e.g., meats, veggies, fruits) and then the temperature and humidity are optimized for your selected setting.
          Other nice features include the flex bar - which allows you to store shorter items, including a single bottle (white wine, anyone?) on taller shelves. Fridge shelves are individually adjustable left and right, and the shelf standards feel solid and easy to adjust. The icemaker seems to work well, and I like the shape and size (pyramidal and about 1” wide) of the cubes. The water dispenser is inside the fridge on the left inside wall, so there is no splashing of water or ice on the front of the fridge as with in-door dispensers (which are also less efficient). This fridge also requires less clearance than most comparable counter-depth fridges - typically 1” is required on top and sides, and this fridge only requires ½” on each side, which allows a more custom, built-in look if surrounded by side panels or cabinets. The unit is middle-of-the-pack as far as energy efficiency.
          The interior lights are bright, with two LEDs at the front top and two LED bars on the front sides that shine backward. I avoid putting tall items right next to the side lights so that illumination of the upper back of the fridge isn’t blocked.
          When I got this fridge, it replaced a side-by-side of similar dimensions, and the main thing that’s tough to get used to is the big difference in how items are stored in a bottom-drawer freezer as opposed to the side-by-side. The freezer capacity is good, but because their is a single deep drawer (at the bottom) and two shallower drawers above (one of which shares the drawer with the ice compartment), it takes more careful planning than a tall freezer with shelves. However, I decided that this compromise is worth it for the increased capacity of the fridge part and the full-width fridge drawer and shelves. Read Less
          Pros: Easy to Install, Looks Great, Lots of Features, Sturdy, solid drawer slides
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          Salex's Questions
           
          One look at the GE Cafe kitchen and youll feel as if youve been transported behind the scenes of your favorite casual dining experience. Each appliance has been meticulously designed to create an atmosphere where people like to gather and love to cook. Tough stainless steel and powerful elements complement their robust appearance.
           

          Does this range have any flanges (or "wings") that cover the gap between the range and the adjace...

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          Salex
          December 14, 2017
          Does this range have any flanges (or "wings") that cover the gap between the range and the adjacent countertop? I'm looking for a range with no flanges - just a flat edge that abuts the countertop. Thank you for any responses.
           
          The Valestone Hardscapes Valletta Concrete Edger will add a decorative touch to your landscape or garden. The Valletta Edger features a textured surface with angular ends and a rich color blend matching the Valestone assortment. Versatile, durable and easy to install, it can be used to make an attractive walkway border, garden edging and can even be stacked to create a beautiful garden walls. Color: Carraige House.
           

          This item is unavailable at any stores within 100+ miles of my area. Is it possible to special order a pallet?

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          Salex
          Logan, Utah
          May 1, 2016
           
          The American Standard Marquette 2-Handle High-Arc Bathroom Faucet offers timeless appeal to suit any decor. The Marquette features the Speed Connect system for simple and easy faucet installation, while two handles allow for smooth, precise operation. Durably built with ceramic disc valves for drip prevention, this faucet is ADA compliant and WaterSense certified to conserve water in an efficient, functional design. Color: Satin Nickel.
           

          Does the spout on this faucet swivel above the base, as other similar models do? Thanks.

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          September 22, 2013
           
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          The Design House 61 in. x 22 in. Golden Sand Granite Vanity Top with White Bowl brings an elegant touch to your bathroom thanks to its natural granite surface and porcelain bowl. Pre-drilled with 4 in. center mount faucet accommodations. Vanity top has long lasting beauty, a smooth factory polished surface that resists chipping, cracking and discoloring. Top is designed to fit Design House fully assembled and ready-to-assemble 60 in. x 21 in. vanities. High quality, durable and traditional styling makes this a perfect vanity top for many bathroom decors.
           

          Would installing a 4" faucet spread countertop after having an old one with an 8" spread be an issue?

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          Britni
          January 6, 2015
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          Salex
          Utah
          June 9, 2018
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          I'd recommend getting a new faucet as it would be easier than drilling new 8" holes for your old faucet. If you want an 8" faucet though, you could certainly drill new holes (if you have proper tools and skills) and then get an ecutcheon to cover the old holes.
           
          The Design House 61 in. x 22 in. Golden Sand Granite Vanity Top with White Bowl brings an elegant touch to your bathroom thanks to its natural granite surface and porcelain bowl. Pre-drilled with 4 in. center mount faucet accommodations. Vanity top has long lasting beauty, a smooth factory polished surface that resists chipping, cracking and discoloring. Top is designed to fit Design House fully assembled and ready-to-assemble 60 in. x 21 in. vanities. High quality, durable and traditional styling makes this a perfect vanity top for many bathroom decors.
           

          Description says this vanity top is for Design House vanities. Would it work with vanities not made by Design House?

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          Chris
          November 2, 2017
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          Salex
          Utah
          June 9, 2018
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          Absolutely - I installed it in a custom vanity. The sink extends about 8-1/2" below the countertop, so make sure you have room for drain plumbing in your cabinet.
           
          Extend the beauty of your garden to the rest of your landscape with Miracle-Gro Tree and Shrub Plant Food Spikes. Use once a season, in the Spring and Fall, for lush, beautiful foliage and vibrant color on all deciduous, evergreen, and flowering trees and shrubs. These easy-to-use spikes provide nutrition directly to the roots, where trees need it the most, and includes natural ingredients.
           

          i just planted 5 foot evergreens can i use this on them or not . do not want to kill them.

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          JB
          May 8, 2018
          i just planted 5 foot evergreens can i use this on them or not . do not want to kill them.
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          Salex
          Utah
          June 9, 2018
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          I use these around my conifers (some newly planted dwarf spruces, others 10+ years old and tall trees), and the plants do great with them. Follow the instructions on the back of the package so that you don't use too many or space them too close together.
           

          What is the size of cover(Large Square Full Coverage Fire Pit Cover)?

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          Richard
          Omaha, NE
          October 4, 2016
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          Salex
          Utah
          June 4, 2018
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          It's made for a 36" x 36" cover but fits smaller sizes well. My fire pit is 30" x 30" and it works great.
           
          One look at the GE Cafe kitchen and youll feel as if youve been transported behind the scenes of your favorite casual dining experience. Each appliance has been meticulously designed to create an atmosphere where people like to gather and love to cook. Tough stainless steel and powerful elements complement their robust appearance.
           

          I have approximately 26" depth for a slide in gas range will this GE Café fit?

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          Tom
          January 22, 2018
          I have approximately 26" depth for a slide in gas range will this GE Café fit?
          February 13, 2018
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          The broiler and convection modes are in the LOWER oven only. I think the people who answered that it was in the top only had the previous version of this range, when they were in upper oven. But for the "smart" version, released in late 2017/early 2018, it's lower-oven only for broiling and convection. The top oven only has regular heat modes (including functions like non-convection bake, proof, warm, Read More
          The broiler and convection modes are in the LOWER oven only. I think the people who answered that it was in the top only had the previous version of this range, when they were in upper oven. But for the "smart" version, released in late 2017/early 2018, it's lower-oven only for broiling and convection. The top oven only has regular heat modes (including functions like non-convection bake, proof, warm, etc.). Read Less
           
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