ColdBlue
  • 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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      • 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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          This traditional area rug is ideal for bringing your home design together. Perfect for helping to create a calm and soothing environment, it has soft tones, adding to your beautiful decor. Great for keeping your room warm, it has a half an inch of pile height, creating an insulated place to rest your feet on. This economy power-loomed rug features a traditional center medallion and a modernized small border. Created from durable synthetic olefin. Color: Ivory.
           
          from Vero Beach, Florida
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          PostedAugust 21, 2019
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          Madison Collection Royal Medallion Ivory 5 ft. x 7 ft. Area Rug
          We refer to this beautiful addition to our bedroom upstairs as our “blue chameleon” because of the carpet’s ability to brighten or soften its array of blue tones as different degrees of sunlight enter the room throughout the day. I mean looking at it from one angle gives off one blue hue, but view it from a different angle or from directly above gives more enriched blue tones.
          Its durable synthetic olefin pile feels great under bear feet which is one reason we moved it upstairs. And as you can also see, it was immediately Labrador Retriever approved.
          Pros: Comfortable, High Quality of Material, Looks Great, Looks High End
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          Get the right light for any situation or task with the Feit Electric 6 in. x 4 ft. White LED ENERGY STAR Flat Ceiling Fixture with Selectable Color Temperature. Its ultra slim, low profile design (less than 1 in.) is perfect for any low ceiling area and the no glare, edge-lit LEDs are integrated so there are no bulbs to replace, providing ENERGY STAR approved dimmable lighting. With our selectable color switch, you can preset your preferred light color temperature: soft white, bright white or daylight (3000/4000/5000K) or set it to switch, for an easy toggle between color temperatures with a simple flip of a standard light switch. This energy-efficient fixture uses 25-Watt of electricity and up to 80% less energy than a standard incandescent light bulb, produces even light distribution of 1900 Lumens, with an average life of 50,000-hour/45.7-years. The streamlined design of this LED flat panel combined with patented easy-to-install mounting brackets, enables simple installation in both residential and commercial buildings. This slim 6 in. width flat panel can be mounted as a ceiling or undercabinet flush mount, perfect for those places where a narrow light is needed or as a trimline lighting wall sconce.
           
          from Vero Beach, Florida
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          PostedJuly 30, 2019
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          No, I do not recommend this product.
          6 in. x 4 ft 24-Watt Dimmable White Integrated LED Edge-Lit Flat Panel Ceiling Flush Mount Light with Color Changing CCT
          This Feit Electric ceiling light does deliver an outstanding amount of usable light (see photo attached), but it was difficult to mount per their instructions. They assume you are replacing an existing light to an already existing junction box in a drywall ceiling for a flush mounting. However, I was working on an open beam basement ceiling without a junction box. I also wanted to have access to their color change switch (see photo attached) which is mounted on the backside of the ceiling unit which would be impossible to reach if flush mounted to a drywall ceiling. Note,
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          6 in. x 4 ft 24-Watt Dimmable White Integrated LED Edge-Lit Flat Panel Ceiling Flush Mount Light with Color Changing CCT
          This Feit Electric ceiling light does deliver an outstanding amount of usable light (see photo attached), but it was difficult to mount per their instructions. They assume you are replacing an existing light to an already existing junction box in a drywall ceiling for a flush mounting. However, I was working on an open beam basement ceiling without a junction box. I also wanted to have access to their color change switch (see photo attached) which is mounted on the backside of the ceiling unit which would be impossible to reach if flush mounted to a drywall ceiling. Note, you can toggle through the colors with a wall switch after flush mounting it, but that was not what I wanted in this application. Bottom line is, the switch should be on a side you can see once the light is mounted
          So I mounted their mounting plate to a pine board a bit shorter than the 48-inch light unit and screwed it to two opposing ceiling joists over my work table. I used a hole-saw to the pine board to allow for the wiring connections. That allows me to reach up and slide the color switch quite easily when I want to change the light’s intensity as I can reach the backside of the light unit with my fingers.
          I found that the swing arm pair design (see other two photos attached) used to suspend the light from the mounting plate did not function as directed in the instructions because they were too short to allow the internal male/female brackets to engage and secure the light unit flush with my mounting board as I swung it to the side and upwards and then back sideways as directed. After trying this per the instructions several times, and in the process cutting a gash across the back of three fingers because of the bracket/light unit’s sharp metal edges, I disengaged the swing arms and that allowed me to successfully flush mount it securely on the first try. The other thing I did different was to disconnect their internal support wire because it kept bowing and getting in the way on the bracket engagement with the light unit.
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          Pros: Looks Great, Very Bright
          Cons: too small a font in the instructions.
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          A great bundle that offers our one and only original Speed Square and the Big 12 Square. Both are constructed of heavy gauge aluminum and made to last. These are essential items for any carpenters toolbox.
           
          from Vero Beach, Florida
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          PostedJuly 28, 2019
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          Swanson Speed Square and Big 12 Bundle
          It’s hard to believe that after doing all forms of DIY carpentry over the last 50+ years, I finally discovered the utility of the Swanson Speed Square. And besides their ability to act as a try square, miter square, protractor, and line scriber, my favorite is its use the 12-incher as a power hand saw guide, especially on hard to keep square 2x4’s end-cuts (see attached photos). I clamp a piece of scrap to act as “parallel standoff” from the 2x4 for the Swanson Square’s integral “fence” to give my saw a true running start on end cuts. I prefer this orientation as the integral fence edge resists the force forward making the cut. However, the square can
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          Swanson Speed Square and Big 12 Bundle
          It’s hard to believe that after doing all forms of DIY carpentry over the last 50+ years, I finally discovered the utility of the Swanson Speed Square. And besides their ability to act as a try square, miter square, protractor, and line scriber, my favorite is its use the 12-incher as a power hand saw guide, especially on hard to keep square 2x4’s end-cuts (see attached photos). I clamp a piece of scrap to act as “parallel standoff” from the 2x4 for the Swanson Square’s integral “fence” to give my saw a true running start on end cuts. I prefer this orientation as the integral fence edge resists the force forward making the cut. However, the square can be reversed if that’s what one prefers, and then no scrap or clamp is required.
          The smaller 7 inch square I found handy for inside work with baseboard and other moldings. Altogether, high quality aluminum tools with clear easy to read and use markings.
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          Pros: Accurate, All In One, Easy to Use
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          Ergodyne ProFlex 810 Reinforced Utility Gloves. AX-Suede reinforcements for abrasion resistance and durability. Made with breathable mesh. Size: large. Color: Black. Gender: unisex. Age Group: adult.
           
          from Vero Beach, Florida
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          PostedJuly 28, 2019
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          ProFlex Large Black Reinforced Utility Work Gloves
          These Ergodyne ProFlex 810 Reinforced Utility Gloves became my favorite go-to gloves the first day I tried them on. First, they fit my “normal large” hand perfectly. Secondly, for being suede reinforced, they have all the flex and feel you need (see photos attached). And the breathable mesh works well in the Summer sun and heat to keep my hands cool and dry.
          I also have a preference for their slightly longer cuff (see photo attached), because it better protects my wrist compared to my other work gloves. And the Velcro straps positively retained their tension, are easily adjusted and are no hassle in loosening.
          Pros: Durable, High Quality, great fit
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          Water bugging you, The Wayne WaterBUG GLOW Submersible Water Removal Pump with Multi-Flow Technology is the tool for you. The innovative GLOW Plug alerts you when the Auto Shut-Off feature engages. Just set it and forget it. The improved impeller design resists clogging and delivers the same great pumping performance. Our Patent Pending Multi-Flo Technology is key and allows the user, easy selection of the appropriate discharge for the water removal application. The top discharge should be used to drain water from confined spaces; a window well, bath tub, laundry tub, even from 5 Gal. buckets. Side discharge should be selected for easy water removal from open areas; flat roofs, flooded basements, shower stalls, flooded yard. Our Patent Pending multi-ring suction strainer filters debris, keeping it clear from the suction intake which minimizes clogging. This powerful tool pumps up to 1350 GPH, connects to a standard garden hose and removes water down to a 1/6 in. of the surface, making the area Virtually dry. For Quality you can trust. Stop allowing water to bug you. Remove it with WaterBUG GLOW.
           
          from Vero Beach, Florida
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          PostedJuly 19, 2019
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          Wayne 0.16 HP WaterBUG Glow Auto Off Submersible Utility Pump with Multi-Flo Technology
          Not exactly the pump I needed per some of the warnings in the Instructions, but is does deliver “clear water” pump out sucking action down to about 1/16th of an inch (see photo attached). I was a little taken-aback by the Instruction’s Notice: “…this pump is not designed to handle salt water, brine, laundry discharge…highly chlorinated water…etc...,” as I was planning on using it for our washing machine discharge that empties into a double deep sink that then drains ever so slowly. I did use it to successfully pump out the clear rinse water however (see other photo attached). It’s also not the sort of
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          Wayne 0.16 HP WaterBUG Glow Auto Off Submersible Utility Pump with Multi-Flo Technology
          Not exactly the pump I needed per some of the warnings in the Instructions, but is does deliver “clear water” pump out sucking action down to about 1/16th of an inch (see photo attached). I was a little taken-aback by the Instruction’s Notice: “…this pump is not designed to handle salt water, brine, laundry discharge…highly chlorinated water…etc...,” as I was planning on using it for our washing machine discharge that empties into a double deep sink that then drains ever so slowly. I did use it to successfully pump out the clear rinse water however (see other photo attached). It’s also not the sort of pump that you would leave plugged-in all time, but it does have a walk-away feature auto shutoff.
          One thing I really liked, over other pumps I have owned, are the Wayne’s two brass garden hose fittings (See third photo). Usually such pumps have just molded plastic male fittings, but solid brass is much more a sign of quality and durability. Wayne’s side discharge option is also a great feature that will find uses other than my deep sink issue.
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          Pros: Easy to Install, Good Instructions
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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?
          Asked by
          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?
          Asked by
          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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