Parttimehack
  • Review count
    374
  • Helpfulness votes
    632
  • Average rating
    4.0
    4 out of 5
  • First Review:
    March 3, 2011
  • Last Review:
    September 15, 2019
 
  • Question count
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      Activity Summary
       
      • Review count
        374
      • Helpfulness votes
        632
      • Average rating
        4.0
        4 out of 5
      • First Review:
        March 3, 2011
      • Last Review:
        September 15, 2019
       
      • Question count
        1
         
        • Answer count
          54
           
           
           
           
          Parttimehack's Reviews
           
          Bring a beautiful focal point to your bathroom with the Sicily 30-1/2 in. Vanity Combo in Ebony with Natural Stone Vanity Top in Travertine and Mirror. Included a natural stone vanity top is easy to clean and is mildew, mold and bacteria resistant. Top is pre-drilled for the included faucet. The basin includes a pop-up drain.
           
          from Santa Clarita
          Age Range:55 to 64
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Not So Easy an Installation
          PostedApril 29, 2013
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          No, I do not recommend this product.
          I normally don’t write such as negative review, I try to be constructive and give a balanced perspective.
          One word: “Jigsaw” - this is going to be the handiest tool you’ll need on this project, because I had to notch the cabinet to accommodate the “stub outs” of the plumbing.
          While the faucet unit is nice, the tail piece threads on the pop-up drain are too short, needs to be at least 1 inch longer to accommodate the rubber O-ring, they supply and want you to use, which is meant to hold the vessel, centered onto the travertine top. This was further irritation after I waited two more weeks, after initial delivery, because they forgot to ship the pop up drain
          Insult to injury, I tried to buy Read More
          I normally don’t write such as negative review, I try to be constructive and give a balanced perspective.
          One word: “Jigsaw” - this is going to be the handiest tool you’ll need on this project, because I had to notch the cabinet to accommodate the “stub outs” of the plumbing.
          While the faucet unit is nice, the tail piece threads on the pop-up drain are too short, needs to be at least 1 inch longer to accommodate the rubber O-ring, they supply and want you to use, which is meant to hold the vessel, centered onto the travertine top. This was further irritation after I waited two more weeks, after initial delivery, because they forgot to ship the pop up drain
          Insult to injury, I tried to buy a new pop up drain assembly, looked at several stores, very difficult to find the one that fits, most are too big. Luckily, I read the instructions and realized it was missing before I demo’d anything, otherwise I’d had an unfinished, un-useable, bathroom for two to four weeks waiting for this, which didn’t work as designed in the first place, anyway.
          This was supposed to be a weekend project, but is complicated by the weight of the cabinet unit, meaning it’s heavy. – lifting it up and down.
          In hindsight, there should have been a paper template of the backplane so that you can see where the stub outs interfere with the unit’s framing. I did make a detailed layout (plan and elevation) to check for interference. It still was not accurate enough to account for the dimensions (e.g. diameter) of the piping. Consequently, you need the jigsaw.
          Particle board construction – this is typical, it is both good and bad. The good is that it is easy to use a jigsaw to. Use new blades. The bad is that the use of the laminate is somewhat sensitive to marring, so use towels to protect the surface.
          A bit on constructive criticism, tell us how to remove the drawers, it’s heavy to mount this unit with the drawers in.
          This is a little embarrassing, the front panel on the top pull out drawer fell off, no matter, I re-screwed it in.
          Small box: the cabinet is a box, I added numerous finishing nails to nail it together, make it stiffer. The box needs to be about 6 inches vertically higher, as it is small, compared to existing unit.
          Travertine top is very nice, but there is no back splash, so now I am looking around to find something that matches. I wasn’t expecting this cost. You’ll want to buy a 6 inch high back splash, it’s not included.
          Tip: if you’re going to butt the right side of the unit to the wall use some 1X 3 wood spacers, this’ll allow you to open the drawers easily, not scrape the wall, and is handy for securing the unit to another wall.
          A handy skill is to be able to perform a little plumbing, especially soldering if you have copper pipes.
          The mirror is too small, they should not sell this, most folks already have one. I am going back to my old mirror, but I am going to repaint the framing to match the cabinet.
          As this is a wall mount unit, not a floor unit, have to tile the floor area beneath, oops, overlooked this, not a big deal, but I have to good look for some marble tile to match existing.
          Looks good for a guest bathroom.
          I’ve added some pictures. Read Less
          Pros: Sleek, Stylish, Modern, vessel & faucet - new trend
          Cons: Quality, Small, Difficult to Install, Size
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          2out of 4found this review helpful.
           
          RYOBI Expand-It 4 Cycle 30cc Power Head Trimmer
          RYOBI Expand-It 4 Cycle 30cc Power Head Trimmer
          Pick your attachment then get your job done with this Ryobi power head trimmer. It gives you high performance and power, while offering low emissions, less noise and best of all, no mixing of gas and oil. Use it with any universal fit lawn care attachment.
           
          from Santa Clarita
          Age Range:55 to 64
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Multi-tool feature
          PostedMarch 28, 2013
          Overall rating 
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          the multitool capability of this is the main selling point, the drive head is a 4 cycle motor which give s a little torque for some applications, like roto-tilling where you're digging into some hard ground. I like the attachment head, but it is a little light for the job when the soil is compact. The roto-tiller comes with a 30 days satisfaction guarantee and a 3 year warranty. I'm still a little undecided about the roto-tiller so I'll be giving a little more time. It is handy as I have a large property. Otherwise, I also have the standard trimmer, which is great when you have a large yard or area to work, you can reach the outer edges without the need for an electric cord that is required Read More
          the multitool capability of this is the main selling point, the drive head is a 4 cycle motor which give s a little torque for some applications, like roto-tilling where you're digging into some hard ground. I like the attachment head, but it is a little light for the job when the soil is compact. The roto-tiller comes with a 30 days satisfaction guarantee and a 3 year warranty. I'm still a little undecided about the roto-tiller so I'll be giving a little more time. It is handy as I have a large property. Otherwise, I also have the standard trimmer, which is great when you have a large yard or area to work, you can reach the outer edges without the need for an electric cord that is required with an electric driven trimmer. I should say that the balance and weight on the driver and trimmer is terrific, I climb up a steep hill and no problems with the unit causing me to lose my balance. Read Less
          Pros: All In One, Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, Powerful, Great Engine, Light Weight, multipurpose features
          Cons: might be a little light for heavy duty roto tillin
          +1point
          1out of 1found this review helpful.
           
          Add an elegant finishing touch to your fireplace with this traditional Berkeley Fireplace Mantel Shelf designed with decorative dentil moulding. It features a classic, detailed design that can compliment a range of hearth decors. The wood shelf is made of 100% poplar and is ideal for painting in a color that suits your home interior. The Fireplace Mantel Shelf is designed for easy installation, using the supplied mounting board.
           
          from Santa Clarita
          Age Range:55 to 64
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Purchase frequency:Yearly
          Looks Sharp Above Fireplace
          PostedJanuary 27, 2013
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          Pretty good workmanship, looking at the joints, good tight fit, also has a solid look, I lightly stained it to have a natural look. Good architectural detailing. It sits atop of my fireplace, replacing the old mantle. Now that it's up, the rest of fireplace looks dated and I've got another project to tile over the old masonry block. I noticed from other reviewers that the mounting board arrived warped and that was the case for me, too. No matter, I struggled a bit trying to mount it, as I had to used Red Wedges to secure it to the masonry behind the wall. That's not a fault of the product, it's just the construction feature of the home. If you don't have enough open construction (i.e. to see Read More
          Pretty good workmanship, looking at the joints, good tight fit, also has a solid look, I lightly stained it to have a natural look. Good architectural detailing. It sits atop of my fireplace, replacing the old mantle. Now that it's up, the rest of fireplace looks dated and I've got another project to tile over the old masonry block. I noticed from other reviewers that the mounting board arrived warped and that was the case for me, too. No matter, I struggled a bit trying to mount it, as I had to used Red Wedges to secure it to the masonry behind the wall. That's not a fault of the product, it's just the construction feature of the home. If you don't have enough open construction (i.e. to see the underlying or hidden structural framing) you'll spend more time being clever to mount the mounting board without damaging or messing up the surrounding area. That said, I spent more time than others on this fairly simple project finding wood studs and then running to the store a few times to get hardware. The instructions do say you can use molly bolts, I wouldn't do it, rather go find the studs or in my case both the wood studs and and using anchor wedges to tie it to the masonry. I've got some pictures of the project, kind of gives you a feel of start to finish, hope it helps. Last note, I had the choice of a 60" or 72" mantle, the smaller would have been similar in size to the original, but personally, the best choice is to go a little bigger (i.e. 72") if you have the space. Read Less
          Pros: Easy to Work With, Good Size & Weight, Straight, Good Shape, High Quality, Economical, Light Weight
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          +9points
          11out of 13found this review helpful.
           
          Sun Joe SwitchSTIK's innovative, 5-Piece interchangeable tool system lets you quickly swap tasks with the aid of the unique detachable pole handle to go from raking leaves to digging up daisies, to sweeping the garage or raking rocks in the garden - with the flick of a switch. Simply insert the locking tip into the tool head of your choice; disconnect and detach for space-saving, wall-mounted storage. Switch up your lawn and garden routine with Sun Joe SwitchSTIK for the one complete tool system designed to tackle all your yard care tasks, season after season.
           
          from Santa Clarita
          Age Range:55 to 64
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          This product has solid features
          PostedJanuary 19, 2013
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          This product should last you, it is made with some durability in mind. I have other tools with fiberglass handles and they last a long time, so when I saw this, I knew it would have some durability. I also did a side by side comparison with my other tools, which are singular in function (i.e. it's a shovel and I don't use it for any other purpose). All in all, very favorable comparison and quality. There is some heft (weight) to this tool, my only suggestion for improvement would be for the handle to be about an inch or two longer, it would provide additional leverage to overcome the added weight. If you're a person who does light work on, say, a vegetable garden, then this is pretty useful Read More
          This product should last you, it is made with some durability in mind. I have other tools with fiberglass handles and they last a long time, so when I saw this, I knew it would have some durability. I also did a side by side comparison with my other tools, which are singular in function (i.e. it's a shovel and I don't use it for any other purpose). All in all, very favorable comparison and quality. There is some heft (weight) to this tool, my only suggestion for improvement would be for the handle to be about an inch or two longer, it would provide additional leverage to overcome the added weight. If you're a person who does light work on, say, a vegetable garden, then this is pretty useful as I suspect you'll be using the gravel rake and shovel in combination. I should also say that the two rakes and broom are very complementary tools, meaning I can someone using these three tools quite a bit. There is not space savings in the garage for this, so I am going to forgo the hanging hooks. Read Less
          Pros: Durable, Vibrant Color, Multi Use, Easy to Clean, Functionality, Strong, Great Quality, Good Shape
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          +11points
          12out of 13found this review helpful.
           
          Designed to fix no/slow refilling, runningand noisy toilets, the Korky QuietFill Toilet Fill Valve is more than two times quieter than other fill valves. It has a universal design to fit all brands and features a wide range of adjustability to fit most 2-piece and 1-piece toilets. The QuietFill Fill Valve is very easy to install and adjust; no tools are required. Simply remove your old fill valve or ballcock, insert your new Korky fill valveand adjust. The innovative twist-lock adjustment makes installation easy. Designed to fit more toilets, the QuietFill toilet fill valve adjusts from 7-3/4 in. to 13-1/2 in.
           
          from Santa Clarita
          Age Range:55 to 64
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Too Precise for the Effort
          PostedDecember 1, 2012
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          No, I do not recommend this product.
          I marked it low for ease of installation. First, measurements are required to properly set the valve body height properly in the tank. Also, I have a one piece toilet that sits low to the floor. the threads stick out too low below the tank.. The impact is that it bumps against the shut off valve and the hose. You'll spend a lot of time just trying to reconnect the hose to the connection. It markets itself as quiet and I would agree, I don't know how much quieter, I have no instrument to measure that. Also, the clip that is provided to clip the overflow tube to the fill tube is a bit on the cheap side, the metal is too thin of a gauge, so it bends out of shape easily.
          Pros: it has a narrower profile that fits a tank with in
          Cons: way too many adjustments to make this operate
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          0out of 6found this review helpful.
           
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          Parttimehack's Questions
           
          DECOLAV's Classically Redefined Oval Undermount Bathroom Sink is one for the history books, finally a contemporary reinterpretation of the standard oval under mount. Its simple shape descends to create a cone like structure.
           

          I'm Confused with the Dimensions Specified

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          Parttimehack
          Santa Clarita
          April 19, 2016
          I want to replace my under mount sink. It is 18 - 1/2 " wide X 15 - 1/4". I attached a picture. I tried 2 store bought brands, but the inside dimensions were too small and I had to return them - is the inside dimension of this sink the same or larger than 18-1/2" X 15-1/4", at least?

          When I read the specifications on the web, I don't really understand which dimensions they are referring to. Thank you.
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          Parttimehack's Answers
           
          This timeless Chesterfield loveseat sofa finds new life in this update on a cherished classic. Featuring traditional rolled arms, intricately tufted and pleated upholstery, elegantly turned legs, and eye-catching nailhead accents, this deeply-seated selection will instantly become the centerpiece of your living room or other indoor seating area. Enjoy this lovely sofa for years to come.
           

          Are the cushions removable?

          Asked by
          pdf
          May 15, 2019
          Are the cushions removable?
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          Parttimehack
          Santa Clarita
          August 21, 2019
          Answer: 
          Yes
           
          This travel kit converter is a versatile power converter that allows you to connect up to 3AC devices with a total of 200-Watt capacity, as well as charge 4-items at the same time through the USB output. When simultaneously charging multiple devices, make sure that its total wattage is less than 200-Watt in order to avoid over-heating or damage. The Krieger 200-Watt travel adapter and power converter is your ideal companion for your international travel. Converts overseas voltage from 90-220-Volt to 110-120-Volt and powers up your US electronic device safely. Boasts 3AC outlets and 4-USB charging ports and charges at least 6-devices simultaneously. 3-plug adapters included support outlets in North America, United Kingdom, Continental Europe, Australia, Japan, China etc., covering more than 150 countries around the world.
           

          Does the fan make a noise?

          Asked by
          Cathykay
          July 30, 2018
          Does the fan make a noise?
          Asked by
          Parttimehack
          Santa Clarita
          June 16, 2019
          Answer: 
          i dont hear anything
           
          One look at the GE Cafe kitchen and you'll feel as if you've been transported behind the scenes of your favorite casual dining experience. Each appliance has been meticulously designed to create an atmosphere where people like to gather and love to cook. Tough stainless steel and powerful elements complement their robust appearance.
           

          Can this be used with propane gas LP?

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          BMW
          December 10, 2018
          Can this be used with propane gas LP?
          Asked by
          Parttimehack
          Santa Clarita
          March 9, 2019
          Answer: 
          yes - change the nozzles - they give you the little nozzles
           
          ProFlex Scalloped No-Dig Landscape Edging gives your planting beds a charming, professionally finished decorative look. It is flexible enough to create tight circles around trees, and the patented No-Dig L-shaped design eliminates damage from digging into tree and plant roots. Use No-Dig Edging with weed fabric for an extra layer of weed protection. The spikes easily pierce through weed fabric and help secure the barrier. The 2 in. high edging is strong enough to retain bedding materials including pine needles, lava stone, river rock, cedar, plastic, wood mulch, and more. The scalloped decorative edge provides a lovely finish to any gardening or landscaping project. Designed for quick and easy installation, no digging is required. Simply clear the area of debris and align the edging to the shape of the bed. Then use a mallet to pound the anchoring spikes (included) into the ground. Not every project is the same, so we made sure ProFlex No-Dig Edging is easy to handle and cut to the length you need. We recommend cutting between scallops, if possible. Kit includes (1) 100 ft. coil of landscape edging, (30) 8 in. spiral spikes, and (5) connectors to accommodate a 100 lin. ft. installation.
           

          How tall is it?

          Asked by
          rolynn
          March 20, 2017
          How tall is it?
          Asked by
          Parttimehack
          Santa Clarita
          December 15, 2018
          Answer: 
          2"
           
          The foundation of our versatile Baxter Collection, the Baxter Unit offers modular storage in your choice of size. Whether used in the kitchen, den or closet, this collection has all the pieces you need to store and display supplies and accessories. The single unit is split into 2 cubbies. Add Baxter Baskets, sold separately, to create drawers. Purchase Baxter Space Dividers to create smaller compartments in the shelves of the double and triple units.
           

          Do you have more details on the dimensions? 52 H seems short comparing to the picture!

          Asked by
          Wayne
          October 28, 2017
          Do you have more details on the dimensions? 52 H seems short comparing to the picture!
          Asked by
          Parttimehack
          Santa Clarita
          October 21, 2018
          Answer: 
          also 25-1/2" wide and 13-1/2" deep. I think the unit is supposed to fit with other storage units. By itself, it was just right for a room which was already tight.
           
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