BirdMan
  • Review count
    100
  • Helpfulness votes
    36
  • Average rating
    4.4
    4.4 out of 5
  • First Review:
    December 6, 2016
  • Last Review:
    August 11, 2019
 
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      • Review count
        100
      • Helpfulness votes
        36
      • Average rating
        4.4
        4.4 out of 5
      • First Review:
        December 6, 2016
      • Last Review:
        August 11, 2019
       
      Questions & Answers
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          Activa is a Smart coating that provides deodorizing, self-cleaning, air purifying and biofilm destroying benefits when applied to surfaces. This includes metal, stone, glass, plastic, concrete and wood. It transforms the surface to a living, sustainable, self-cleaning covering. Color: Clear.
           
          from Colorado
          Age Range:55 to 64
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Applied this coating to a block landscaping wall to keep the area clean and mold free since it's ...
          PostedAugust 11, 2019
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          Applied this coating to a block landscaping wall to keep the area clean and mold free since it's north facing and has trouble drying.
          The only documentation provided was a materials guide and brief instructions to apply to a clean area. Further research implied a porous surface with 2 coats works best. I gave it 2 hours to dry between coats. The coating did not appreciably affect the color of the block wall.
          For surface prep, I hosed the area clean one day and applied it the next. I used a sprayer and it went on smoothly and quickly. Light coats work best since it's a thin product but is easy to work with.
          Hoping it will keep the wall cleaner and prevent mold from forming in the Read More
          Applied this coating to a block landscaping wall to keep the area clean and mold free since it's north facing and has trouble drying.
          The only documentation provided was a materials guide and brief instructions to apply to a clean area. Further research implied a porous surface with 2 coats works best. I gave it 2 hours to dry between coats. The coating did not appreciably affect the color of the block wall.
          For surface prep, I hosed the area clean one day and applied it the next. I used a sprayer and it went on smoothly and quickly. Light coats work best since it's a thin product but is easy to work with.
          Hoping it will keep the wall cleaner and prevent mold from forming in the damp fall and spring seasons.
          I like the fact that it acts as a catalyst to remove NOX pollutants from the air. My gallon alone won't make much of an impact but used at an industrial level could reduce NOX (and related ozone) on a Micro scale (aka, a city). Read Less
          Pros: Dries Quickly, Easy to Apply
          Cons: minimal instructions included
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          Eaton's TAL06P2-C2-K Toggle AL dimmer offers traditional toggle look with integrated full-range dimming for 300W dimmable LED and CFL as well as 600W Incandescent, Halogen, Dimmable Fluorescent, Electronic Low-Voltage and Magnetic Low-Voltage light sources. This unit is ideal for residential and light commercial applications and is compatible with traditional toggle style devices and wallplates. Preset units feature a preset ON/OFF switch that automatically returns controlled light(s) to a preset level without disturbing the brightness level. The device is designed for both Single-Pole 1 location) and 3-Way (multi-location) applications and features an adjustable Rapid-Start setting which provides additional power for a brief time period to ensure lamp start-up at low dim settings. The unit allows for a quick change and precise color matching with light almond, white and ivory for you to choose from. Color: Color Change Kit.
           
          from Colorado
          Age Range:55 to 64
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Maybe I got a dud, but this dimmer didn't dim - it only acted as a switch. One the bright side, I...
          PostedAugust 11, 2019
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          No, I do not recommend this product.
          Maybe I got a dud, but this dimmer didn't dim - it only acted as a switch. One the bright side, I get some good aerobic exercise running back and forth to the breaker box turning things on and off, trying different things. I even popped off the switch and slider, thinking it wasn't engaged - still no dice.
          Specific model: Eaton's TAL06P2-C2-K Toggle
          Obviously, I can't speak to the low limit adjustment and power boost at start features since there was no dimming to test them with.
          Nice design, and a decent price if it would have worked. I've had good luck with Eaton products in the past so am chalking this up to bad quality control.
          Cons: dimmer did not dim
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          COLORBACK is a landscape liquid colorant used for restoring the natural color to existing discolored, faded or dormant areas such as pine-straw, mulch and grass/turf areas. It ensures the hue, strength and longevity of your ground-covering, reducing the added expense of replacing your mulch or pine-straw. Tested and proven environmentally safe for use around your home, children and pets. COLORBACK provides a vibrant and rich color to your landscaped areas, adding unique appeal to your home.
           
          from Colorado
          Age Range:55 to 64
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Love the idea of this COLORBACK Mulch color restorer but it was a bit of a mess. Careful when an...
          PostedAugust 11, 2019
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          Love the idea of this COLORBACK Mulch color restorer but it was a bit of a mess. Careful when and where you do your mixing, a drop spilled does tend to stain. Similarly, when spraying, be mindful of your target and the wind. Our flower beds are bordered by red landscaping blocks and the stain readily absorbed into the block. It's been a couple weeks and it's fading but lesson learned.
          Directions could have been more clear about the "use within 5 days" statement. I assumed it was the mixture, not the concentrate, that had the 5 day recommendation. This was not a problem as I sprayed one day, racked the beds the next day and applied another coat to get the other side of the mulch.
          Love the idea of this COLORBACK Mulch color restorer but it was a bit of a mess. Careful when and where you do your mixing, a drop spilled does tend to stain. Similarly, when spraying, be mindful of your target and the wind. Our flower beds are bordered by red landscaping blocks and the stain readily absorbed into the block. It's been a couple weeks and it's fading but lesson learned.
          Directions could have been more clear about the "use within 5 days" statement. I assumed it was the mixture, not the concentrate, that had the 5 day recommendation. This was not a problem as I sprayed one day, racked the beds the next day and applied another coat to get the other side of the mulch.
          Bed preparation is important. Be sure to remove leaves, pine needles and other debris or items you do not want stained.
          Overall, a good product for a mid-year spruce-up after a few months of sun fade. Read Less
          Pros: Vibrant Color
          Cons: can be messy if you're not careful
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          Sometimes you need a little more light in the kitchen, closet, garage, or utility room. With the Sylvania SMART+ edge-lit under cabinet light, you can connect your smart light to your favorite smart home hub and control it with your smartphone or your voice. Change color temperature, turn lights on and off, dim, and create schedules and automations to make your lights work for your personal needs. Color: White.
           
          from Colorado
          Age Range:55 to 64
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Sylvania's Lightify LED smart light strip is easy to install, seems durable and provides a good s...
          PostedJuly 27, 2019
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          Sylvania's Lightify LED smart light strip is easy to install, seems durable and provides a good spectrum of Light Color. Note, this is a Smart Light only; there is no switch so a hub or an App on your phone is needed.
          My only ding on this product is the smart controller being a separate unit (see picture); it seems like in this day and age, the networking device could be built into the light itself. On the bright side (pardon the pun), I had no connection issues.
          I installed this light in the garage under a cabinet. Its slim profile fit easily under the cabinet's edge. Simply mount the 3 brackets and snap in the light. The controller has adhesive pads and a short cord so it too is Read More
          Sylvania's Lightify LED smart light strip is easy to install, seems durable and provides a good spectrum of Light Color. Note, this is a Smart Light only; there is no switch so a hub or an App on your phone is needed.
          My only ding on this product is the smart controller being a separate unit (see picture); it seems like in this day and age, the networking device could be built into the light itself. On the bright side (pardon the pun), I had no connection issues.
          I installed this light in the garage under a cabinet. Its slim profile fit easily under the cabinet's edge. Simply mount the 3 brackets and snap in the light. The controller has adhesive pads and a short cord so it too is mounted under the cabinet. Also, you can daisy-chain multiple lights together off the same controller and power supply.
          This Lightify device easily attached to my SmartThings hub; dimming and adjusting the light hue is simple and straightforward. I added an automation to have it dimly illuminate at sunset each day and go off around bedtime so we always have a bit of light in our garage in the evenings for safe access to the beverage fridge.
          Again, really like the slim design and the amount of light provided at the workbench. Read Less
          Pros: Easy to Install, Good Size & Weight
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          #1 Brand Moisturizing Hand Soap with Aloe, Rich-lathering liquid soap with mild, yet effective skin cleaners. Conditioners and moisturizing agents smooth and protect skin by maintaining its natural pH balance.
           
          Verified Purchase:Yes
          A ton of soap for a decent price. Not...
          PostedJuly 9, 2019
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          A ton of soap for a decent price. Not a drying anti-bacterial soap.
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          Get a custom fit and finish for a fraction of the cost with Redi Shade's Original Arch Light Filtering Fabric shade. Designed for perfect half-rounded arch shaped windows, this pleated shade softly filters light while creating privacy and reducing glare. No tools needed for installation. Just trim at home for a perfect fit inside the window, then peel and place for permanent installation - no drills, screws or brackets needed. These shades are available in white and natural colors.
           

          how to trim and measure Redi Fabric shade 72" x36" for arch window

          Asked by
          snoogybear
          August 8, 2019
          how to trim and measure
          Redi Fabric shade 72" x36" for arch window
          Asked by
          BirdMan
          Colorado
          August 9, 2019
          Answer: 
          With the shade folded, you make 1 cut at 36 inches. When fanned out. You have a 72” arch (36x2=72). The directions are clear and explain the steps well.
           
          Your GE 1.7 cu. ft. Over the Range Sensor Microwave Oven in Stainless Steel has 1000-Watt of power. Two speed 300-CFM venting fan system quickly removes smoke, steam and odors from the cooktop to keep kitchen air fresh and clean. Weight and time defrost lets you simply enter the weight of the food, and the oven automatically sets the optimal defrosting time and power level or set your desired time for defrosting. Add "30 seconds" button adds 30 seconds of microwave cooking time. Melt feature allows worry-free melting of butter, caramel, chocolate and cheese. GE appliances provide up-to-date technology and exceptional quality to simplify the way you live. With a timeless appearance, this family of appliances is ideal for your family. And, coming from one of the most trusted names in America, you know that this entire selection of appliances is as advanced as it is practical.
           

          Is a slight flickering of the control panel display lcd screen normal? The oven was just installed and it has done this since it was installed.

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          Mike
          June 8, 2019
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          BirdMan
          Colorado
          July 6, 2019
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          Flickering isn't normal on our new microwave. Is the plug firmly plugged in? I sure hope it isn't you control board....
           
          Your GE 1.7 cu. ft. Over the Range Sensor Microwave Oven in Stainless Steel has 1000-Watt of power. Two speed 300-CFM venting fan system quickly removes smoke, steam and odors from the cooktop to keep kitchen air fresh and clean. Weight and time defrost lets you simply enter the weight of the food, and the oven automatically sets the optimal defrosting time and power level or set your desired time for defrosting. Add "30 seconds" button adds 30 seconds of microwave cooking time. Melt feature allows worry-free melting of butter, caramel, chocolate and cheese. GE appliances provide up-to-date technology and exceptional quality to simplify the way you live. With a timeless appearance, this family of appliances is ideal for your family. And, coming from one of the most trusted names in America, you know that this entire selection of appliances is as advanced as it is practical.
           

          I have a current 1.8 cubic ft. JE1860 GE stainless microwave (16-year old model) with a 30x19 ext...

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          Anthemite
          April 15, 2019
          I have a current 1.8 cubic ft. JE1860 GE stainless microwave (16-year old model) with a 30x19 exterior stainless trim. Will this microwave fit in that space?
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          BirdMan
          Colorado
          July 6, 2019
          Answer: 
          Yes, this will fit that space.
           
          Your GE 1.7 cu. ft. Over the Range Sensor Microwave Oven in Stainless Steel has 1000-Watt of power. Two speed 300-CFM venting fan system quickly removes smoke, steam and odors from the cooktop to keep kitchen air fresh and clean. Weight and time defrost lets you simply enter the weight of the food, and the oven automatically sets the optimal defrosting time and power level or set your desired time for defrosting. Add "30 seconds" button adds 30 seconds of microwave cooking time. Melt feature allows worry-free melting of butter, caramel, chocolate and cheese. GE appliances provide up-to-date technology and exceptional quality to simplify the way you live. With a timeless appearance, this family of appliances is ideal for your family. And, coming from one of the most trusted names in America, you know that this entire selection of appliances is as advanced as it is practical.
           

          I’m looking to replace our GE microwave JVM1850BH01 - express buttons and the auto night light. What model has this?

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          JCB
          July 5, 2019
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          BirdMan
          Colorado
          July 6, 2019
          Answer: 
          This model has 5 express buttons but no auto night light.
           
          Castle Spire's superior vigor provides lustrous dark green foliage that lasts all year. When planted near pollinator Castle Wall, this blue holly from Proven Winners produces red berries for fall and winter enjoyment. Fruit is not edible and can be toxic to pets.
           

          Could someone please let me know whether it grows in wet full shade, with at most 1 hour of sunsh...

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          Andrew
          May 19, 2019
          Could someone please let me know whether it grows in wet full shade, with at most 1 hour of sunshine in the summer, and almost no sun in the winter? My zone # is 8. Thank you!
          Asked by
          BirdMan
          Colorado
          May 20, 2019
          Answer: 
          Your conditions are similar to mine but I’m drier. Planted last year, survived the winter and am seeing slow growth. Would expect the same slow growth for your shady spot.
           
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