ColdBlue
  • Review count
    119
  • Helpfulness votes
    114
  • Average rating
    4.6
    4.6 out of 5
  • First Review:
    June 28, 2016
  • Last Review:
    June 23, 2019
 
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      • Review count
        119
      • Helpfulness votes
        114
      • Average rating
        4.6
        4.6 out of 5
      • First Review:
        June 28, 2016
      • Last Review:
        June 23, 2019
       
      Questions & Answers
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          The GearWrench 6-Piece Combination Dual Material Screwdriver Set features a dual material grip for comfort and control. The tips are non-slip black oxide coated for corrosion resistance. The set contains slotted and Philips tips.
           
          from Vero Beach, Florida
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          PostedJune 23, 2019
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          6-Piece Combination Dual Material Handle Screwdriver Set
          This is a beautiful, obviously well-made set of slotted and Philips tip screwdrivers. The very large slotted driver is near enormous (see photo attached), whereas the second largest is what most of us would call a “large” screwdriver. So this larger 3/8” x 8” big-boy is sure to find all sorts of unintended uses around the shop.
          The smallest slotted model (1/8” x 3”) is just the right size (see photo attached) for adjusting my sprinkler heads and other very small screw applications around the property. The shanks of the larger drivers have 3/8” or 5/16” six-sided hexes near the handles for attaching wrenches for extra leverage.
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          6-Piece Combination Dual Material Handle Screwdriver Set
          This is a beautiful, obviously well-made set of slotted and Philips tip screwdrivers. The very large slotted driver is near enormous (see photo attached), whereas the second largest is what most of us would call a “large” screwdriver. So this larger 3/8” x 8” big-boy is sure to find all sorts of unintended uses around the shop.
          The smallest slotted model (1/8” x 3”) is just the right size (see photo attached) for adjusting my sprinkler heads and other very small screw applications around the property. The shanks of the larger drivers have 3/8” or 5/16” six-sided hexes near the handles for attaching wrenches for extra leverage. Another thing I liked was the packaging tray because it fit nicely into one of my roll-around tool box drawers without taking up too much space. Very handy.
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          Pros: Durable, Good Size & Weight, very comfortable to use.
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          The Everbilt 1/3 HP automatic submersible utility pump removes water from areas like crawl spaces, window wells or other low-lying areas. It has an innovative and reliable mini-float switch to detect the water level. The mini-float switch will turn the pump on when water levels reach approximately 1-1/2 in. and turn the pump off when water levels reach approximately 1/8 in.
           
          from Vero Beach, Florida
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          PostedJune 23, 2019
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          1/3 HP Automatic Submersible Pump
          We have a continual issue with our laundry sink not draining so this handy size 1/3 HP submersible water pump is simply left in the sink for this reoccurring problem. The only issue I had was that the directions did not suggest using Teflon tape at the screw-together fittings. So its initial trial run showed them leaking quite a bit (see photo attached), even though I had them really hand tight. Fortunately several wraps of Teflon tape sealed those unions just fine moments later. I was then impressed by how little water was left in the bottom of the laundry sink when the pump’s automatic shut-off kicked in. So their advertisement of approximately 1/8 inch
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          1/3 HP Automatic Submersible Pump
          We have a continual issue with our laundry sink not draining so this handy size 1/3 HP submersible water pump is simply left in the sink for this reoccurring problem. The only issue I had was that the directions did not suggest using Teflon tape at the screw-together fittings. So its initial trial run showed them leaking quite a bit (see photo attached), even though I had them really hand tight. Fortunately several wraps of Teflon tape sealed those unions just fine moments later. I was then impressed by how little water was left in the bottom of the laundry sink when the pump’s automatic shut-off kicked in. So their advertisement of approximately 1/8 inch is not exaggerating.
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          Pros: Easy to Install, Reliable
          Cons: instructions did not advise the use of teflon tape
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          The Everbilt Universal 2-pack stainless steel washing machine hoses with elbows are built to prevent leaking, corrosion, kinking and crimping. The hoses have a multi-layer reinforment featuring a PVC core, multi-filament braided nylon reinforcement, a clear vinyl outer shell, and a grade 304 stainless steel braided exterior with a protective non-corrosive jacket. These hoses are color-coded with blue and red weaved into the braided stainless steel for easy identification and installation to hot and cold water supply lines. The washing machine hoses are equipped with 90-degree elbows to allow the washing machine to install closer to the wall and reduce strain on the hose. This 2-pack includes (1) 4-foot braided stainless steel hose with blue and (1) 4- foot braided stainless steel hose with red.
           
          from Vero Beach, Florida
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          PostedJune 23, 2019
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          4 ft. Universal Stainless Steel Washing Machine Hose with Elbow (2-Pack)
          Better safe than sorry. Because we are on a well here in our country home, I am bit fearful of a pressurized water leak that not only would flood upstairs or downstairs, etc., but also catastrophically run our well dry.
          So this pair of stainless steel mesh reinforced washer supply hoses has given us a sense of security we did not enjoy previously. And it’s many improved features over our old rubber original equipment hoses made this an even better investment, especially the color coded 90-degree elbows allowing the washing machine to stand closer to the wall, and also eliminating the possibility of a hose kinking
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          4 ft. Universal Stainless Steel Washing Machine Hose with Elbow (2-Pack)
          Better safe than sorry. Because we are on a well here in our country home, I am bit fearful of a pressurized water leak that not only would flood upstairs or downstairs, etc., but also catastrophically run our well dry.
          So this pair of stainless steel mesh reinforced washer supply hoses has given us a sense of security we did not enjoy previously. And it’s many improved features over our old rubber original equipment hoses made this an even better investment, especially the color coded 90-degree elbows allowing the washing machine to stand closer to the wall, and also eliminating the possibility of a hose kinking behind the washer unseen.
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          Pros: Durable, Easy to Install, Lots of Features, Sturdy
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          The MILWAUKEE 5 m/16 ft. Compact Magnetic Tape Measure has up to 9 ft. of standout and a magnet that easily adheres to EMT and steel studs for ease of use. Built with nylon blade protection and a 5-point reinforced frame, this measuring tape is wear and impact resistant. For increased productivity on the job site, the tape measure features double sided printing with blue print scale allowing users to easily read and transfer measurements. The magnetic tip tape measure also features a finger stop, which protects fingers and gives control during blade retraction.
           
          from Vero Beach, Florida
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          PostedJune 13, 2019
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          5 m /16 ft. Premium Magnetic Tape Measure
          Milwaukee just hit a homerun with this new tape measure. I can run it out over 8 feet and the tape does not droop because it holds it shape so well, having a strong concave top surface. A really neat feature is the tip has a magnet that is strong enough for you to “stick it” on a steel surface and walk away as the tape extends for exact distance measurements. And the tape is marked on both sides (see photos attached) in both inches (with 1/16” markings) and centimeters (with millimeter markings). 16 and 24-inch stud marking diamonds are also printed on the tape.
          I find that the wire-type belt loop slips over my jean’s pocket edge easier than the
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          5 m /16 ft. Premium Magnetic Tape Measure
          Milwaukee just hit a homerun with this new tape measure. I can run it out over 8 feet and the tape does not droop because it holds it shape so well, having a strong concave top surface. A really neat feature is the tip has a magnet that is strong enough for you to “stick it” on a steel surface and walk away as the tape extends for exact distance measurements. And the tape is marked on both sides (see photos attached) in both inches (with 1/16” markings) and centimeters (with millimeter markings). 16 and 24-inch stud marking diamonds are also printed on the tape.
          I find that the wire-type belt loop slips over my jean’s pocket edge easier than the metal clip on my older tape measure. I also like the convenient tape thump lock.
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          Pros: Durable, Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight
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          The Marchand Single-Handle Pull-Down Faucet from American Standard adds classic style and modern functionality to your kitchen. Recognized for durability and dependable performance, this high-arc swivel style is ideal for filling large pots and has a 3-function pull-down featuring stream, spray and pause for maximum efficiency. Magnetic Dock-Tite technology ensures the faucet stays securely in place. Comes with coordinating soap dispenser.
           
          from Vero Beach, Florida
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          PostedJune 6, 2019
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          Marchand Single Handle Pull-Down Sprayer Kitchen Faucet in Stainless Steel
          American Standard has a real winner here—and in Stainless Steel at that! As you can see in the attached installed photo, it’s beautiful, elegant and has proven totally functional in our remodeled kitchen. Installation was the easiest kitchen faucet I ever replaced, and I have done about a dozen over the years. The ease came as the replaced unit was of similar design, and my technique of using cushions to bring the floor up to cabinet bottom level (see other photo), and note the folded towel headrest that is also very helpful.
          The main securing nut took some wiggling to overcome the braided water supply lines as I
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          Marchand Single Handle Pull-Down Sprayer Kitchen Faucet in Stainless Steel
          American Standard has a real winner here—and in Stainless Steel at that! As you can see in the attached installed photo, it’s beautiful, elegant and has proven totally functional in our remodeled kitchen. Installation was the easiest kitchen faucet I ever replaced, and I have done about a dozen over the years. The ease came as the replaced unit was of similar design, and my technique of using cushions to bring the floor up to cabinet bottom level (see other photo), and note the folded towel headrest that is also very helpful.
          The main securing nut took some wiggling to overcome the braided water supply lines as I shimmied it up the column from under the sink, but patience had its reward in this respect. If I were to make an improvement suggestion, it would be to increase the length of the escutcheon and putty plate. This is because it just barely covered the two end holes in my 3-hole kitchen sink. And step #5 in the instructions could have made clearer the need to flush the faucet with the spray head removed before use. Just a few words in the illustration are needed.
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          Pros: Easy to Install, Looks Great, Strong Water Pressure, Stylish
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          The Everbilt 1/3 HP automatic submersible utility pump removes water from areas like crawl spaces, window wells or other low-lying areas. It has an innovative and reliable mini-float switch to detect the water level. The mini-float switch will turn the pump on when water levels reach approximately 1-1/2 in. and turn the pump off when water levels reach approximately 1/8 in.
           

          Can i put this underwater?

          Asked by
          Ladybug16
          June 19, 2019
          Asked by
          ColdBlue
          Vero Beach, Florida
          June 23, 2019
          Answer: 
          I believe it is. Just don't place the plug (as if it were connected to an extension cord) in or under the water. And if the water is deep, don't pull it up by the power cord. Attach a non-conductor handle extension to the pump so as not to place you hand under the water.
           
          A lot of thought went into this LG refrigerator. On the outside, it’s counter-depth profile, contoured doors and hidden hinges provide a uniform and stylish look to your kitchen. And inside, an integrated 4-compartment crisper, deli storage center and recessed LED lighting. You get all this, plus our Smart Cooling technology, designed to help keep your food fresh.
           

          I notice many of the pictures posted show the fridge next to a wall but the doors are not open wi...

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          mamahonda
          June 21, 2019
          I notice many of the pictures posted show the fridge next to a wall but the doors are not open wide enough for the bottom tray to slide out. I have the same situation and want to be sure the door next to the wall will open wide enough to get the tray out. Any issues with this?
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          ColdBlue
          Vero Beach, Florida
          June 23, 2019
          Answer: 
          I don't see a problem here. Ours is against a wall, and when the doors are open, the trays slide all the way out and stop inches before they contact the open door right-hand edge.
           
          Transform your dining room, kitchen or hallway with this elegant 3-light flush mount fixture in bronze finish. The sleek design adds elegance and excitement to any room. The timeless style of the clear glass and inner candelabra chandelier will fill your home with generous amounts of illumination. Bring abundant light to your home with the welcoming addition of this fixture to your hall or foyer, it's the most effective way to accomplish a striking, yet simple DIY remodel.
           

          when installation is finished is the part of the light fixture (where the bulbs are) supposed to ...

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          Paw
          June 4, 2019
          when installation is finished is the part of the light fixture (where the bulbs are) supposed to be loose?... it can move around, almost swinging ?... I Love the light ....just curious if that's the way it's supposed to be?
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          ColdBlue
          Vero Beach, Florida
          June 7, 2019
          Answer: 
          I think that is normal. We have three of them and all their bulb stems pivot around the central anchoring point.
           
          Creating amazing water experiences is what we do every day at Methven and have done since 1886. Today, Methven is world renowned for beautifully designed, award winning showers, taps and valves. Over the years we have learned how to harness the power of water to cleanse, calm, refresh and invigorate. And its this expertise - combined with our passion for design and innovation - that fuels our ongoing mission to create amazing water experiences, just for you. Aurajet patented technology delivers a full-bodied spray with maximum body contact and all-over warmth. Most advanced, most invigorating shower experience ever, that turns conventional showering on its head. A highly efficient, luxurious showering experience, delivered in a unique halo-shaped showerhead. The Aio collection is designed and manufactured in New Zealand. This product is covered by a lifetime warranty.
           

          I want to use a shower filter with this. We have extremely hard water in our desert cities. Wil...

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          Eileen
          January 30, 2019
          I want to use a shower filter with this. We have extremely hard water in our desert cities. Will that present any problems? Would I need a different arm since the filter is approx 3-4 inches long.
          Asked by
          ColdBlue
          Vero Beach, Florida
          June 6, 2019
          Answer: 
          Don't see where that would be a problem as long as the filter is threaded for standard plumbing. My supply line bends downwards but is high in the wall, so a 3-4 inch filter would lower the head accordingly, but that I could live with.
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          Metal swinggarm shade offsets a brushed nickel finish to enhance the minimalist design of this LED, swingarm wall sconce. The seamless design features clean lines for a functional, yet decorative, look that will provide directional light to your task at hand. Great item to read in bed while using the USB charging port to charge your phone or tablet. Updating the lighting in your home is the most effective way to accomplish a striking, yet simple, Do It Yourself remodel.
           

          How far does the light extend from the wall?

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          Dennis
          May 21, 2019
          How far does the light extend from the wall?
          Asked by
          ColdBlue
          Vero Beach, Florida
          May 22, 2019
          Answer: 
          24-inches from the wall.
           
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