ColdBlue
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    June 28, 2016
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      • Review count
        143
      • Helpfulness votes
        149
      • Average rating
        4.6
        4.6 out of 5
      • First Review:
        June 28, 2016
      • Last Review:
        September 25, 2019
       
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          The General Tools Ratchet Offset Screwdriver is ideal for use where screws are concealed or obstructed, leverage is required or turning space is limited: it provides greater leverage and flexibility compared to a traditional screwdriver. The swift ratcheting motion allows you to remove and install screws with ease and the offset head provides odd-angle access in obstructed areas. This 19-piece set includes Phillips, Slotted and Hex bits, as well as an extension shaft and screwdriver handle. The included molded storage case includes one reversible ratchet handle, one 3-1/4 in. extension shaft, one spinner screwdriver handle and 16 bits.
           
          from Vero Beach, Florida
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          PostedSeptember 25, 2019
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          General Tools Ratchet Offset Screwdriver Set (19-Piece)
          The ratchet handle component in the General Tools Screwdriver set has become my go to driver for loosening tight old screws in antique furniture and inside cabinetry. The ratchet gives me the extra screw turning leverage for both disassembly or assembly (see photo); while the hollow ground shape of the flat blade screwdriver tips (see photo) is a much better fit in old screw slots than your run of the mill tapered slotted screwdrivers most of us have. And both a PH1 and PH2 size cross-head tip are also in the kit.
          The kit’s hex bits make for a more user friendly “L” hex wrench alternative when fitted to the kit handle (see photo).
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          General Tools Ratchet Offset Screwdriver Set (19-Piece)
          The ratchet handle component in the General Tools Screwdriver set has become my go to driver for loosening tight old screws in antique furniture and inside cabinetry. The ratchet gives me the extra screw turning leverage for both disassembly or assembly (see photo); while the hollow ground shape of the flat blade screwdriver tips (see photo) is a much better fit in old screw slots than your run of the mill tapered slotted screwdrivers most of us have. And both a PH1 and PH2 size cross-head tip are also in the kit.
          The kit’s hex bits make for a more user friendly “L” hex wrench alternative when fitted to the kit handle (see photo). There are 11 hex bits from .05” to ¼’. Also included is a quarter-inch drive socket adapter that I use frequently with my quarter-inch socket set (see photo). So the end result of maximizing the General Tools set is much smaller volume kit than a tool box full of stand-alone tools.
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          Pros: All In One, Easy to Use, Strong
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          Add layers of light to your decor with this stylish DIY pendant. The Instant Pendant Light converts a plain recessed light into a stylish hanging pendant light in minutes. No tools. No expensive rewiring or remodeling. Simply adjust the cord length (no tools needed), screw it into your recessed can and slide up the decorative canopy (cover plate) to hide the recessed can opening and attach the shade. The Instant Pendant Light is the easiest lighting DIY improvement project.
           
          from Vero Beach, Florida
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
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          PostedSeptember 24, 2019
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          Worth Home Products Instant Pendant 1-Light Recessed Light Conversion Kit Brushed Bronze Bell Cage Shade
          This was the easiest and quickest ceiling light I ever installed. It actually took more time to set up the ladder and unscrew the old recessed light bulb from the ceiling than following the simple instructions to install the new Worth Pendant light. It is a very simple design (see photo attached) with it laid out on a table. It is mostly pre-assembled except for the Bell Cage that is uniquely as easy to assemble as screwing in a light bulb after the ceiling unit is screwed-in and the pendant wire length set.
          The room’s change in appearance is instantaneous and very striking after
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          Worth Home Products Instant Pendant 1-Light Recessed Light Conversion Kit Brushed Bronze Bell Cage Shade
          This was the easiest and quickest ceiling light I ever installed. It actually took more time to set up the ladder and unscrew the old recessed light bulb from the ceiling than following the simple instructions to install the new Worth Pendant light. It is a very simple design (see photo attached) with it laid out on a table. It is mostly pre-assembled except for the Bell Cage that is uniquely as easy to assemble as screwing in a light bulb after the ceiling unit is screwed-in and the pendant wire length set.
          The room’s change in appearance is instantaneous and very striking after living with the old recessed ceiling lights. We will be adding more of these easy to install pendant lights in the future as they instantly update our dining/living areas with a bold new look. We think the added room depth and perspective from rows of hanging pendants will be a real game changer in achieving our DIY remodeling goals.
          The only issue I had was with the stiffness of the pendant wire. As you can see in the other photo, it’s intended for you to coil the excess wire length around that arm as shown I my photo, but the wire’s thickness and stiffness make this a chore.
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          Pros: Easy to Assemble, Looks Great, Nice Design, Stylish
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          This ceiling light fixture offers an open, soft cage design and painted wood/ vintage black finish to enhance your decor. The use of modern finishes and the sophistication of this style has taken hold in today's home interior light fixtures. These flush mounted ceiling lights are built from steel to last for years to come. These light fixtures install easily and can be used in damp locations. This ceiling light uses 2 screw based A19 style light bulbs up to 60-Watt each; light bulbs are not included. This flushmount is perfect for hallways and small to medium sized bedrooms or utility areas.
           
          from Vero Beach, Florida
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Received free product:Yes
          PostedSeptember 24, 2019
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          Cordelia Lighting Open square 14 in. 2-Light Painted Wood with Vintage Black Flush Mount
          This beautiful ceiling light arrived in perfect shape thanks to its very well executed protective packaging (see photo attached). I was surprised by one thing however, because the wood-like framing that makes for the lights structure was more than a bit dusty. And that was intriguing because it was wrapped in a knotted plastic bag.
          It was heavier than I expected (being made of steel) which made hanging it a little bit of a challenge that was mostly overcome by improvising a “sky hook” of sorts to support its weight from the supplied and mounted Mounting Bracket (see photo attached) while the wire
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          Cordelia Lighting Open square 14 in. 2-Light Painted Wood with Vintage Black Flush Mount
          This beautiful ceiling light arrived in perfect shape thanks to its very well executed protective packaging (see photo attached). I was surprised by one thing however, because the wood-like framing that makes for the lights structure was more than a bit dusty. And that was intriguing because it was wrapped in a knotted plastic bag.
          It was heavier than I expected (being made of steel) which made hanging it a little bit of a challenge that was mostly overcome by improvising a “sky hook” of sorts to support its weight from the supplied and mounted Mounting Bracket (see photo attached) while the wire connections were made. However, because the light’s wires were shorter than they needed to be, a second person was needed to raise it up another two inches or so to make tighten the wire nuts and securely tape them in place.
          Looking at the other two finish photos (attached), you can easily see how attractive this light is and how it enhances the overall appearance of our main entryway. The vintage style bulbs we selected seemed the perfect choice for this open design as well.
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          Pros: High Quality of Material, Looks Great, Nice Design, Stylish
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          Warmth and rustic style come easy with this wall mantel electric fireplace in Saw Cut Driftwood with dark faux-stone accents. With infrared quartz heating, the air in your home doesn't dry out while you enjoy supplemental zone heating for up to 1,000 sq. ft. Spectrafire flame effect technology presents you with 3 blue and 3 amber effect options for customized flames on a realistic log set and ember bed, so you can create your ideal fire that is both cozy and beautiful. The flames can remain on even when the heat is turned off for year-long enjoyment of your electric fireplace. Easily change the heat and flame settings using the control panel on the unit or with the convenient remote control that is included.
           
          from Vero Beach, Florida
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          PostedSeptember 21, 2019
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          Home Decorators Collection Wildercliff 45 in. Freestanding Wall Mantel Electric Fireplace in Driftwood, Brown
          The addition of this beautiful electric fireplace made for a dramatic improvement to our room’s décor and style. The medium-grey (certainly not brown as in the description above) color “saw cut driftwood” exterior panels are just outstanding as they look so real—like weathered boards you recycled while beachcombing. This is in contrast to the much darker grey base and top that looks more like granite than wood. We assembled this in our living room so we would have adequate work space (see photo) and placed if front of our real fireplace fully assembled before relocating it to our
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          Home Decorators Collection Wildercliff 45 in. Freestanding Wall Mantel Electric Fireplace in Driftwood, Brown
          The addition of this beautiful electric fireplace made for a dramatic improvement to our room’s décor and style. The medium-grey (certainly not brown as in the description above) color “saw cut driftwood” exterior panels are just outstanding as they look so real—like weathered boards you recycled while beachcombing. This is in contrast to the much darker grey base and top that looks more like granite than wood. We assembled this in our living room so we would have adequate work space (see photo) and placed if front of our real fireplace fully assembled before relocating it to our master bedroom.
          This comes in a great big box and is very heavy (see photo). So I unpacked it piece by piece on the sidewalk and carried them inside one or two at a time. The packing was very well done (see photo), and also unpacking it outside kept inevitable Styrofoam litter out of the house. The electric insert itself was carefully packed and protected inside the larger box (see photo) and was easy to install once the body of the fireplace was assembled.
          Assembly was a bit tricky as you really needed to pay close attention to the instruction illustrations. The key here was to keep rearranging the pieces as they came together with the illustrations, and remembering the “left and right” pieces were when from viewed from the front, while you were necessarily assembling the pieces from the rear of the fireplace. I found that a cordless drill (see photo) on a low torque setting (like 6 or 7), made the process of installing the very numerous Cam Lock Screws much easier. The only assembly glitch was need a long bar clamp to take the pressure off the top section’s cam locks (see photo) while tightening them. This was due to a very slight concave warp in the top’s underside—very slight. (The bar clamp was probably over-kill, but I did not want to possible over stress the cam locks.)
          Once assembled and turned on, the “fireplace” display is remarkably realistic, and along with being adjustable for intensity and color with the battery (batteries were included, thank you) operated remote control, is perhaps its best feature. And the fact the “flames” can be left on if no heat is desired is another big plus.
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          Pros: High Quality, Looks Great, Nice Design, Sturdy, Stylish
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          This Armor All 20-Volt cordless wet/dry vacuum kit offers convenience on the go. With its compact toolbox design, you can take this wet/dry vacuum to the campground, car, or just inside the home all without the hassle of a cord. The cordless wet/dry vacuum provides a portable cleaning solution with on-board hose and accessory storage for easy use, transport, and storage. The USB power source enables the included battery to turn into a portable charging station. The CKA202A wet/dry vacuum kit features a 2.5 Gal. cordless vac, a robust accessory assortment, a USB portable power source, battery, charger, on-board accessory storage, and a covered battery compartment. Color: Oranges/Peaches.
           
          from Vero Beach, Florida
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          Armor All 20-Volt 2.5 Gal. 2-Tool Kit Cordless Wet/Dry Vacuum with Portable USB Power Source This...
          PostedSeptember 20, 2019
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          Armor All 20-Volt 2.5 Gal. 2-Tool Kit Cordless Wet/Dry Vacuum with Portable USB Power Source
          This “tool box” size wet/dry vacuum proved to be the perfect size for ease of storage and quick easy, accessible use. It sits on a shelf within reach of my work bench for frequent quick cleanups, and because the hose is always connected (see photo attached) and the tools neatly stored on board, there is no searching around for a detachable hose (like most other vacuums) or nozzles when cleaning up sawdust or metal shavings is required. In fact, my bench top has never been kept as clean as it is now thanks to the handiness of the Armor All.
          The battery change is most simple and accessible as well
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          Armor All 20-Volt 2.5 Gal. 2-Tool Kit Cordless Wet/Dry Vacuum with Portable USB Power Source
          This “tool box” size wet/dry vacuum proved to be the perfect size for ease of storage and quick easy, accessible use. It sits on a shelf within reach of my work bench for frequent quick cleanups, and because the hose is always connected (see photo attached) and the tools neatly stored on board, there is no searching around for a detachable hose (like most other vacuums) or nozzles when cleaning up sawdust or metal shavings is required. In fact, my bench top has never been kept as clean as it is now thanks to the handiness of the Armor All.
          The battery change is most simple and accessible as well because it’s right on top (see photo attached) which has proven to be the perfect placement for ease of use. Once the main battery is charged, the USB power source component attaches to it for as a power/recharge source. However, I can see a clear need for an extra battery, because the one battery in the kit is either in the vacuum or detached with the USB power supply module connected.
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          Pros: Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight
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          Keep floors clean with this dust pan and brush set. The poly fibers of the brush are flagged to gather dust and dirt particles. Dustpan has rubber lip on edge which sweeps debris into pan not under it. When you're done cleaning, simply lock the brush handle into the pan until you need it next.
           

          Is the dust pan recyclable?

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          September 12, 2018
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          Vero Beach, Florida
          August 23, 2019
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          It does not have any symbol indicated that it is recyclable.
           
          Keep floors clean with this dust pan and brush set. The poly fibers of the brush are flagged to gather dust and dirt particles. Dustpan has rubber lip on edge which sweeps debris into pan not under it. When you're done cleaning, simply lock the brush handle into the pan until you need it next.
           

          Are the bristles flagged or unflagged?

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          OPS
          August 22, 2019
          Are the bristles flagged or unflagged?
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          ColdBlue
          Vero Beach, Florida
          August 23, 2019
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          If you mean "frayed," then yes, they are slightly frayed/flagged at the ends.
           
          Pre-Mixed Grout is the no-mix, no mess alternative to traditional grout. This shrink and crack resistant formula is also highly resistant to most common household stains. Ideal for grout restoration. Color: Bright White.
           

          Can I use the premix sanded grout on my shower floor where the floor and wall meet?

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          KS
          August 18, 2019
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          ColdBlue
          Vero Beach, Florida
          August 20, 2019
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          As long as it is used to grout between tiles spaced as in its instructions, you will be ok. But spreading it out over hundreds of square inches as a complete floor layer i don't think so.
           
          This multi-use scaffold is great for any job that requires working at heights. It can be used as 1- a scaffolding unit. The deck allows for a stable footing and a large standing space of 29 in. x72 in. It also transforms as 2- a Workbench on casters to install miter saws or table saws on the specially designed side of the platform. The included rails and attachment brackets can be adjusted to suite any brand of saw. The workbench can also be easily moved around the jobsite, then locked in place for stability. After the work is done, the unit can also be used as 3- a storage unit for the garage. The included storage shelf includes a ventilated metal grid and side braces that can be adjusted to any rung height along the ladder sides. Finally you can use the unit as 4- a cart to move your supplies around or to and from your truck to the jobsite.
           

          can one MetalTech baker-style safeclimb stack onto the scaffold bench? Or only another regular MetalTech baker-style?

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          gman
          August 12, 2019
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          ColdBlue
          Vero Beach, Florida
          August 18, 2019
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          See the photo attached. There is a 39-inch extension available as well as other add-on accessory items.
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          The Bionic Steel Hose when we say it's tough as steel, we're not kidding. The Bionic Steel Hose is made of 304 Stainless Steel ensuring that it's literally the last hose you'll ever buy. It's corrosion free, rust free, super lightweight, kink free and also is resistant to extreme weather conditions. Busy yourself with better things like enjoying the outdoors and spending time with family not about your garden hose.
           

          where is this hose made

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          August 12, 2019
          where is this hose made
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          Vero Beach, Florida
          August 13, 2019
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          The country of origin for this hose is not indicated on the product. But I will say this. This is the best most user friendly hose I have owned in 50+ years. The very slick exterior stainless steel coils 100% prevent any kinking. In addition, the slippery surface glides around sharp corners and lawn furniture like no other plastic or nylon hose. It is also the easiest hose to coil up when storing after Read More
          The country of origin for this hose is not indicated on the product. But I will say this. This is the best most user friendly hose I have owned in 50+ years. The very slick exterior stainless steel coils 100% prevent any kinking. In addition, the slippery surface glides around sharp corners and lawn furniture like no other plastic or nylon hose. It is also the easiest hose to coil up when storing after use. Been in use for oveer a year and is still good as new. Read Less
           
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