ColdBlue
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    149
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    4.6
    4.6 out of 5
  • First Review:
    June 28, 2016
  • Last Review:
    October 21, 2019
 
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      • Review count
        149
      • Helpfulness votes
        153
      • Average rating
        4.6
        4.6 out of 5
      • First Review:
        June 28, 2016
      • Last Review:
        October 21, 2019
       
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          The RIDGID K-6P toilet auger is a high-quality tool designed to provide safe and easy cleaning of toilet obstructions. The bulb-head auger features a compression-wrapped inner cable. The handle is detachable to allow the option of adding a drill to power through your toughest jobs.
           
          from Vero Beach, Florida
          Age Range:65 or over
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          PostedJanuary 27, 2018
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          Rigid Toilet Bowl Snake Auger
          This is quite a tool. It is way more robust than I expected and very heavy duty, so I imagine it will last for many years. We have been plagued with a slow working toilet at the back of the house for many years, so using this well-built tool seemed like an opportunity to fix things once and for all. It also all too frequently required more than one flush to completely evacuate its content. The flushing noise this particular commode made was also something out of the ordinary as well, because it sounded like a “dying banshee” in the middle of its evacuation cycles that none of the other toilets in the house shared (thank goodness).
          I had always imagined a
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          Rigid Toilet Bowl Snake Auger
          This is quite a tool. It is way more robust than I expected and very heavy duty, so I imagine it will last for many years. We have been plagued with a slow working toilet at the back of the house for many years, so using this well-built tool seemed like an opportunity to fix things once and for all. It also all too frequently required more than one flush to completely evacuate its content. The flushing noise this particular commode made was also something out of the ordinary as well, because it sounded like a “dying banshee” in the middle of its evacuation cycles that none of the other toilets in the house shared (thank goodness).
          I had always imagined a tooth brush or something like that was trapped out of sight and reach somewhere down then in the immediate plumbing. So I went to work with this Rigid brand auger. And guess what, I don’t know what it lodged lose down there, but the toilet now functions much more reliably and more quietly as well.
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          Pros: Good Instructions, Reliable
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          The All-In-One Toilet Installation Kit includes the Perfect Seal Wax Ring and Zero Cut Toilet Bolts, taking the guesswork out of toilet installation. The Perfect Seal is a universal toilet wax ring that works with most drain sizes and flange depths. Whether the flange is ½ inch above the floor or 1-1/2 inches below, the Perfect Seal guarantees a perfect seal every time. The patented design combines specially designed rubber gaskets with encapsulated wax that forms a seal three times stronger than a wax ring without the mess and allows the toilet to be repositioned if needed during installation. The Zero Cut Bolts eliminate the hassle of typical toilet bolts that are too long, wobble and are difficult to line up when setting the toilet. The universal bolts work with flanges above or below the floor and can be adjusted in height from one inch to three inches without cutting, removing the threat of chipping or cracking the toilet due to over tightening. The sliding adapters tighten the bolts and attach the low profile bolt caps. The All-In-One Toilet Installation Kit makes toilet installation easier.
           
          from Vero Beach, Florida
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          PostedJanuary 27, 2018
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          Long Overdue Innovation Making a Tough Job Easier
          I dearly wish that I had had this All-In-One toilet installation kit 30 years ago when I replaced my first toilet. And if you have ever done this, you know that dealing with old mounting (closet) bolts that were shortened with a hacksaw is about the hardest part of the job, even though they are literally the smallest element of the effort. I remember several trips downstairs first to get a set of vice grip pliers, then a second trip for a pair of needle nose pliers with the diming hope I’d ever get the old nuts off short of using a hacksaw horizontally while lying on the bathroom floor. Then a third trip downstairs for the hacksaw…
          So this
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          Long Overdue Innovation Making a Tough Job Easier
          I dearly wish that I had had this All-In-One toilet installation kit 30 years ago when I replaced my first toilet. And if you have ever done this, you know that dealing with old mounting (closet) bolts that were shortened with a hacksaw is about the hardest part of the job, even though they are literally the smallest element of the effort. I remember several trips downstairs first to get a set of vice grip pliers, then a second trip for a pair of needle nose pliers with the diming hope I’d ever get the old nuts off short of using a hacksaw horizontally while lying on the bathroom floor. Then a third trip downstairs for the hacksaw…
          So this Danco kit’s ingenious Zero Cut Bolts make any subsequent commode removal very easy and straightforward. The seal itself contains a traditional wax seal underneath the assembly, and then an optional (determined by your finished floor height) flexible plastic spacer at the top to ensure there is no leaking later. I highly recommend using this kit when fixing leaking toilet bowls (like I did) or new installations because subsequent removal efforts will be so much easier—and no hacksaw required.
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          Pros: Easy to Install, Good Instructions, No Leaks
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          Featuring hardened tips and forged shanks the Milwaukee 6-piece cushion gripe screwdriver set provides professional grade solutions and durability to the user. The wrench-ready bolster and precision knurling offers users the features needed to increase efficiency and effectiveness. The durable handles feature an anti-peel design.
           
          from Vero Beach, Florida
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          PostedJanuary 8, 2018
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          Milwaukee’s 6-Piece Cushion-Grip Screw Driver Set
          Didn’t think I would have much to say about a screwdriver design, but Milwaukee’s new set is so outstanding in so many ways I could not resist—and this praise goes way beyond their comfortable cushion grip and Lifetime Warranty.
          The set contains three each slotted (flat-blade at 3/16”, ¼”, & 5/16”) and three Phillip’s (#1, 2, & 3). Lengths are 6”, 4” & 6” and 3”, 4” & 6” respectively. The screwdriver shafts feature machined tips to prevent cam-out, knurled shanks for finger control on loose fitting screws, and a 10mm hex up by the handle for extra torque on tight screws using a wrench (see photo). I have found this feature absolutely
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          Milwaukee’s 6-Piece Cushion-Grip Screw Driver Set
          Didn’t think I would have much to say about a screwdriver design, but Milwaukee’s new set is so outstanding in so many ways I could not resist—and this praise goes way beyond their comfortable cushion grip and Lifetime Warranty.
          The set contains three each slotted (flat-blade at 3/16”, ¼”, & 5/16”) and three Phillip’s (#1, 2, & 3). Lengths are 6”, 4” & 6” and 3”, 4” & 6” respectively. The screwdriver shafts feature machined tips to prevent cam-out, knurled shanks for finger control on loose fitting screws, and a 10mm hex up by the handle for extra torque on tight screws using a wrench (see photo). I have found this feature absolutely necessary when disassembling antique furniture with old tight fitting wood screws.
          The handles are unique in that their butt-ends indicate the blade tip type both visually and via tactile and embossed impressions when carried in a belt pouch or tool bag. But the most unique feature I think is the oblong cross-hole through the handle that allows for a “wrist lanyard” to be attached when prudent (see photo) such as when working high on a ladder where dropping a tool would be unfortunate.
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          Pros: Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, Strong, Sturdy
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          Q-SEE Wired 3MP Wi-Fi IP Standard Surveillance Camera with 16GB SD Card and Night Vision, White
           
          from Vero Beach, Florida
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          I spent hours and hours over the last seveal days trying (unsucessfully
          PostedJanuary 3, 2018
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          No, I do not recommend this product.
          I am sorry to say, I spent hours and hours over the last several days trying (unsuccessfully) to register this Q-See QCW3MP16 Wi-Fi camera. I followed the instruction manual registration and app download as directed with apparent success, and their internet site appeared to accept my email and registration (Steps 1, 2, & 3), but when activating their downloaded app on my phone (Step 4), it would recognize my previously registered email/password. So I re-registered online several more times over the last week and then attempted to continue with their app (Step 4) on our i-phone without success. So what can I say? I have previously set up three other Wi-Fi devices on our i-phones with 100% Read More
          I am sorry to say, I spent hours and hours over the last several days trying (unsuccessfully) to register this Q-See QCW3MP16 Wi-Fi camera. I followed the instruction manual registration and app download as directed with apparent success, and their internet site appeared to accept my email and registration (Steps 1, 2, & 3), but when activating their downloaded app on my phone (Step 4), it would recognize my previously registered email/password. So I re-registered online several more times over the last week and then attempted to continue with their app (Step 4) on our i-phone without success. So what can I say? I have previously set up three other Wi-Fi devices on our i-phones with 100% success and they continue to function, so I would say I am experienced following and executing such directions, but they were different brands and of course different websites. I went so far today as to Chat (I think somewhere in the Far East by his name) on their web site, and that required them to accept my email and password, but the link and advice he gave me proved of no help. So now I wonder what to do with this camera?
          Also, as far as the SEEDS program is concerned, Q-See’s registration included a “purchased from” list that did not include Home Depot, so I selected “other” and that gave them some issue; and then also required a proof of purchase scan I did not have. So I attached a photo of the bar codes on the back of the phone. That seemed to have got me registered on-line at least.
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          Pros: Compact, Nice Design, Stylish
          Cons: unable to register
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          From powering a job site to an emergency backup for home appliances, the RYOBI 6,300 Watt Propane Generator can efficiently handle all tasks. Powered by propane, this generator makes fuel storage an issue of the past. This generator has 6,300 Running watts/7,875 Starting watts and has a run time of 5 hours at 50% load on a standard 20 lbs. tank. Equipped with electric start, this RYOBI generator is easy to start and the Wheelbarrow Frame Design with Folding Handles makes it easy to transport and convenient to store. Backed by a 3-year manufacturer warranty.
           
          from Vero Beach, Florida
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          PostedDecember 27, 2017
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          RYOBI 6,300 Watt Propane Generator
          Finally an affordable propane generator without the bother and danger of storing large quantities of gasoline for emergencies. Having used a typical gasoline powered generator since our Florida hurricanes in 2003 and during subsequent power outages, the annual hassle of transporting and storing multiple cans of fresh gasoline is at an end for me, now that I have this RYOBI propane powered unit.
          And no more pull starting either, as the RYOBI has a battery powered push-button starter (see video). The unit comes packaged nicely with clear instructions; and just requires you to assemble two rubber padded feet and two solid wheels. The solid wheels are a plus
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          RYOBI 6,300 Watt Propane Generator
          Finally an affordable propane generator without the bother and danger of storing large quantities of gasoline for emergencies. Having used a typical gasoline powered generator since our Florida hurricanes in 2003 and during subsequent power outages, the annual hassle of transporting and storing multiple cans of fresh gasoline is at an end for me, now that I have this RYOBI propane powered unit.
          And no more pull starting either, as the RYOBI has a battery powered push-button starter (see video). The unit comes packaged nicely with clear instructions; and just requires you to assemble two rubber padded feet and two solid wheels. The solid wheels are a plus IMHO as my old Craftsman generator had balloon tires that semi-annually went flat. There is a swing up transport handle on one end and a swing down tank support shelf on the other end (see photos). The engine end has a large air filter, as well a manual pull-starter if the battery is discharged (see photo). However, the battery will be re-charged as the generator runs.
          The control panel has a digital display with a selectable mode button for Voltage, Frequency, or Run/Maintenance Time. The panel allowed use of my existing 220 electrical house switch panel connection cable (see photo). The generator’s multiple electrical outlets are protected when not in use by flexible rubber covers that securely snap into place—a nice touch.
          All in all, and speaking from experience “the hard way” with gasoline generators, this RYOBI is win/win!
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          Pros: Easy to Use, Sturdy, safer than gasoline
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          Featuring soft angles and curved lines. This 5-Light chandelier is sure to be a focal point in any setting. Update a room instantly with this luxurious chandelier finished in Gilded Pewter.
           

          Is this Chandelier dimmable?

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          BarbC
          April 13, 2019
          Is this Chandelier dimmable?
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          ColdBlue
          Vero Beach, Florida
          October 20, 2019
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          With the correct bulbs, it would be.
           
          Featuring soft angles and curved lines. This 5-Light chandelier is sure to be a focal point in any setting. Update a room instantly with this luxurious chandelier finished in Gilded Pewter.
           

          Can this be mounted on an angled ceiling?

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          meeshelle
          December 5, 2017
          Can this be mounted on an angled ceiling?
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          ColdBlue
          Vero Beach, Florida
          October 20, 2019
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          Yes, it comes with a swag chain for such purposes.
           
          Featuring soft angles and curved lines. This 5-Light chandelier is sure to be a focal point in any setting. Update a room instantly with this luxurious chandelier finished in Gilded Pewter.
           

          Need assemby instructions. I either lost it or it didn't come with one.

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          Joan
          December 12, 2017
          Need assemby instructions. I either lost it or it didn't come with one.
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          ColdBlue
          Vero Beach, Florida
          October 20, 2019
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          Their instructions are not helpful. The assembly issue is first pivoting/spreading the five arms away from the upper hub without bending any parts like the end bulb sockets. One or two of the arms moved pretty easily at first, but the other three were very resistant to rotation, and it seemed if you did not move the correct one first ahead of another, they seemed to “tangle” with another, and then you Read More
          Their instructions are not helpful. The assembly issue is first pivoting/spreading the five arms away from the upper hub without bending any parts like the end bulb sockets. One or two of the arms moved pretty easily at first, but the other three were very resistant to rotation, and it seemed if you did not move the correct one first ahead of another, they seemed to “tangle” with another, and then you had to go back and start over.
          The second issue was lining up the spread arms (thinking they were now correct) with their corresponding screw-through holes in the heavy bottom fixture ring. I had the five arms spread open three different ways before I achieved their proper alignment, and then finally the lower ring screws passed through and into the bottom of the bulb socket assemblies properly (see photo attached). The included “instructions” make no mention of these frustrating cut-and-try steps except finally inserting the screws. What they need for instructions are a clearly marked part lettering-number system that designates which arm is to attach to what position on the lower ring.
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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.
           

          will is hose style stop "pipe hammering", instead of using a hammer arrester?

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          Machine
          October 16, 2019
          will is hose style stop "pipe hammering", instead of using a hammer arrester?
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          ColdBlue
          Vero Beach, Florida
          October 20, 2019
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          I do not think so because they do not expand. The hoses also have no vertical air chamber feature like an arrester does.
           
          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.
           

          The photo for these hoses shows that one hose has blue stripes, the other has red stripes. In oth...

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          Lilyana
          October 15, 2019
          The photo for these hoses shows that one hose has blue stripes, the other has red stripes. In other words, they are color-coded. The customer photos shows that this is not the case, there are no colored stripes on either. I want color-coded hoses. Why are they advertised as such if they are not?
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          ColdBlue
          Vero Beach, Florida
          October 17, 2019
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          Not really a problem. The backside of our washer has the hot and cold inlets clearly stamped H and C. I just connected the cold water to the washer first and then connected it to the supply faucet on the wall. Then the hot. I then used a blue magic marker to color the cold water female end at the wall faucet so if i ever disconnect them, I know one from the other.
           
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