reb177
  • Review count
    425
  • Helpfulness votes
    894
  • Average rating
    4.3
    4.3 out of 5
  • First Review:
    May 22, 2010
  • Last Review:
    August 17, 2019
 
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      Activity Summary
       
      • Review count
        425
      • Helpfulness votes
        894
      • Average rating
        4.3
        4.3 out of 5
      • First Review:
        May 22, 2010
      • Last Review:
        August 17, 2019
       
      • Question count
        1
         
        • Answer count
          102
           
           
           
           
          reb177's Reviews
           
          Rust-Oleum RockSolid 32 oz. Composite Deck Stain Remover removes tough stains from mildew, mold, algae, fungus and moss and leaves the surface clean. Special surfactants penetrate the surface to safely and easily dissolve the toughest stains from dirt, oil, grease, bird droppings, tree sap and acid rain. Even removes gray weathering on wood, chalking and oxidation. Recommended for wood and composite decks, fences and concrete.
           
          from Southcentral PA
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          PostedAugust 17, 2019
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          I used this deck cleaner to prepare my deck for re-staining. Some of the deck planks had green mildew on them (pictures 1 + 2) and there were aged marks where the deck furniture sat through the winter. Following the instructions, I applied the hose-attached cleaner and let it sit for 5 minutes (picture 2). The deck cleaner easily removed virtually all of the dirt, including a few bird droppings. The mildew came off very easily with a very light scrubbing while the cleaner was still on. Then I rinsed with thoroughly with water. I used the whole 56 oz bottle to and spent about 20 minutes to clean my 12’ x 12’ deck. It looks clean and ready to stain. I’m very pleased with the deck cleaner’s Read More
          I used this deck cleaner to prepare my deck for re-staining. Some of the deck planks had green mildew on them (pictures 1 + 2) and there were aged marks where the deck furniture sat through the winter. Following the instructions, I applied the hose-attached cleaner and let it sit for 5 minutes (picture 2). The deck cleaner easily removed virtually all of the dirt, including a few bird droppings. The mildew came off very easily with a very light scrubbing while the cleaner was still on. Then I rinsed with thoroughly with water. I used the whole 56 oz bottle to and spent about 20 minutes to clean my 12’ x 12’ deck. It looks clean and ready to stain. I’m very pleased with the deck cleaner’s performance (pictures 3 + 4). Read Less
          Pros: Easy Instructions, Easy to Apply, Easy to Use
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          HK Porter has been the leading brand in cutting tools with a worldwide reputation for quality, strength and durability. The extensive line of products includes manual cutters, ratcheting cutters and specialty tools.
           
          from Southcentral PA
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          This is a pretty powerful bolt cutter with a “power pivot” (i.e., double compound action) which p...
          PostedAugust 1, 2019
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          This is a pretty powerful bolt cutter with a “power pivot” (i.e., double compound action) which provides more power and requires “30% less effort” (according to the packaging). I don’t know steel strength, but the packaging says its “precision engineered blades provide superior edge life when cutting 3/8” HRC31 and 9/32” HRC48” (I’ve learned that HRC is a measure of steel strength). What I DO know is it cut a 1/4” bolt with relative ease (see pic). I will say, however, that with a bolt in the business (cutting) end, the handles/grip end are quite wide apart. If you need a good bolt cutter, you should check this one out.
          Pros: Long-Lasting, Strong
          Cons: wide grip
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          Outdoor soap-infused scrub pads are specially designed to clean up dirty surfaces fast and safely. The Outdoor soap-infused scrub pad foam material was originally designed to clean up the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The extra-large Heavy-Duty scrub pad is oleophilic, which absorbs grease, grime, and oil like a magnet. The hydrophobic properties doesn't retain water, which inhibits the growth of bacteria and mold. It will never smell bad and is completely safe for you and the environment.
           
          from Southcentral PA
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          PostedAugust 1, 2019
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          These are large scrub sponges which are infused with soap. They have a rough scrub side as well as a softer sponge side. There are a few things that set these apart from standard scrub sponges (according to the packaging—see picture): 1—constructed using proprietary ‘BeBetterFoam ®’, 2—hydrophobic materials (does not retain water), 3--actually attracts grease, 4—all-natural soap, and 5—no glue or latex. These are great for cleaning grease, grime, and the like.
          Pros: Durable, Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight
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          The Luxury Slow-Close Toilet Seat has a transitional design, giving a clean, sleek look to your toilet. The EVER-TITE stabilizing hinge is intended to help prevent seat movement and provide better comfort. This toilet seat has an EverClean surface to keep the seat clean and free of bacteria.
           
          from Southcentral PA
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          PostedJuly 31, 2019
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          This is a neat ‘upgrade’ for my toilet. Installation was very easy, and they provide the hardware for two methods of installation (from above and below). The instructions are very clear and easy to follow. I don’t know how it works, but the ‘slow-close’ works perfectly; each of the two seats can be independently (or jointly) closed with a simple nudge. Each also closes slowly (see video) in about 13 seconds. You can interrupt the slow-close with gentle pressure to speed closure (in an ‘emergency’). Removing the seat (for cleaning or other needs) is very simple with no tools needed; just press two nodes and lift. I’m very pleased with this simple improvement.
          Pros: Comfortable, Easy to Clean, Easy to Install, Looks Great, Modern, Performs Well
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          from Southcentral PA
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          PostedJuly 31, 2019
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          This is very thick rubberized tape with copious amounts of very strong adhesive. I used it on a couple of downspout joints that have been troublesome to keep together in the past. I’ve just riveted them and now applied the Flex Tape. When using it, you should try to use a cutter as opposed to scissors—the thick, strong adhesive tends to jam scissors, and some remains on the scissors. You should also plan your application well; the strong adhesive bonds very quickly on first touch. The pictures show before and after Flex Tape was applied. I cannot comment on applying Flex Tape under water as I did not try.
          Pros: Durable, Good Size & Weight
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          reb177's Questions
           
          Featuring heavy-duty, padded shoulder straps to help provide comfortable carrying. The ECHO 4 Gal. Diaphragm-Pump Backpack Sprayer is designed for use with powders, liquids and water-soluble solutions. The 4 nozzles offer stream adjustment for customizable spraying and the wand can be used for left and right-handed application.
           

          Same question: How do you change the sprayer nozzle adapters?

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          reb177
          Southcentral PA
          January 17, 2014
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          With a door that locks to help keep children out, this 15.7 cu. ft. GE Chest Freezer offers optimal storage capacity for your frozen items. This Garage Ready freezer features 2 lift out sliding bulk storage basket to help ensure that you have room to store and organize your favorite frozen foods. Its defrost water drain allows for easy defrosting.
           

          My doorway is 29", will this fit in?

          Asked by
          RG
          September 3, 2018
          My doorway is 29", will this fit in?
          Asked by
          reb177
          South Central PA
          September 4, 2018
          Answer: 
          Yes; my doorway is also 29" and it fit through. The delivery guys worked great.
           
          Add a lighting accent to your deck or trees with the Hampton Bay Solar LED Rope Light. Constructed of heavy duty clear PVC, the solar LED rope-light is made to withstand the elements while functioning automatically from dusk to dawn. The flexible solar LED rope-light is 16 ft. L and can be mounted to a deck, wrapped around a tree, or installed in a variety of ways to create unique looks for your outdoor landscape project. The Solar Rope-light and remote solar panel included are guaranteed not to rust and comes with a 2-year warranty.
           

          The solar panel has a spike to put in the ground. I am putting this underneath the railing on my...

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          Nancy
          May 2, 2018
          The solar panel has a spike to put in the ground. I am putting this underneath the railing on my deck. Can I get something to attach the solar panel to the railing? A stake doesn't work well on the railing.
          Asked by
          reb177
          South Central PA
          May 6, 2018
          Answer: 
          The solar panel is attached to the rope light by a lead wire (i'd guess about 6 or 8 feet long), so the panel can be placed that far from the end of the rope light. The panel itself shouldn't go under the railing--it must be in the sunlight. If it's to go on top of the railing, you could drill a hole the diameter of the stake.
           
          Add a lighting accent to your deck or trees with the Hampton Bay Solar LED Rope Light. Constructed of heavy duty clear PVC, the solar LED rope-light is made to withstand the elements while functioning automatically from dusk to dawn. The flexible solar LED rope-light is 16 ft. L and can be mounted to a deck, wrapped around a tree, or installed in a variety of ways to create unique looks for your outdoor landscape project. The Solar Rope-light and remote solar panel included are guaranteed not to rust and comes with a 2-year warranty.
           

          Can you connect two of these lights strings together?

          Asked by
          Mario
          May 5, 2018
          Can you connect two of these lights strings together?
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          reb177
          South Central PA
          May 6, 2018
          Answer: 
          No. The rope light uniquely (so far as I can tell) plugs into the solar panel lead wire. But, you can certainly align more than one 13' rope ight together. Each would have its own solar panel and battery.
           
          Made of a continuous loop of sturdy stainless steel, the Big Ring is perfect for those of us with more than the average number of keys. Large and roomy, yet lightweight and easy to carry, the Big Ring comes with 8 #0.5-sized Stainless Steel S-Biners in two colors (4 stainless, 4 black) so you can easily identify keys at a glance. Or, use one of the S-Biners to attach the Big Ring to a belt loop, purse strap, or zipper pull, or to hook to a second ring. The S-Biners remove and reattach quickly and securely, making it easy to share keys with co-workers, valets, babysitters, or for taking a single key with you when you're out for a run or ride. More S-Biners can be ordered separately; the Big Ring can hold plenty of them.
           

          Can I use this key to fit in a binder without the carabiners? what size is this key ring, can it ...

          Asked by
          audrey
          January 25, 2017
          Can I use this key to fit in a binder without the carabiners? what size is this key ring, can it be open? thanks
          Asked by
          reb177
          South Central PA
          April 29, 2018
          Answer: 
          No, the ring is not openable--it is a solid stainless steel ring.
           
          Add this unique but functional arrow in a child's room or living space to track their growth. The 76.75 in tall arrow will make a great statement. The red color will brighten up a bedroom or office and contribute to a cozy atmosphere.
           

          Can this anchor be engraved?

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          Barb
          July 30, 2017
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          reb177
          South Central PA
          April 29, 2018
          Answer: 
          I would say yes it can, but be aware that this is made of sheet metal. Any engraving will probably show pretty well because of the distressed look, but I'm not sure if it will stand out (i.e., 'shine') as pictured in your mind.
           
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