SWong
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    348
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    4,577
  • Average rating
    4.7
    4.7 out of 5
  • First Review:
    July 13, 2015
  • Last Review:
    June 11, 2019
 
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      • Review count
        348
      • Helpfulness votes
        4,577
      • Average rating
        4.7
        4.7 out of 5
      • First Review:
        July 13, 2015
      • Last Review:
        June 11, 2019
       
      Questions & Answers
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          SWong's Reviews
           
          The diamond pattern of the Ogee drapery offers the design versatility to coordinate with traditional or contemporary décor. The grommet top allows for easy opening and closing and may be used with standard or decorative rods. Vibrant chili and soft cream colors offer a choice of hues for decorating. For additional window coverage, more panels may be hung on a single rod.
           
          from Rego Park, NY
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:Professional
          Received free product:Yes
          Nice beige cream colored drapery panel in 100 percent cotton fabric slightly heavier than normal ...
          PostedJune 11, 2019
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          Nice beige cream colored drapery panel in 100 percent cotton fabric slightly heavier than normal window panels classified as Summer drapes. You will need a minimum of 2 or more of these panels to complete one window treatment so plan accordingly. Because they are 100 percent cotton they will require ironing prior to install. They will also shrink slightly after a wash and dry but not too drastically. Very attractive once installed and will minimize the amount of light into the room when completely drawn
          Pros: Easy to Install, Looks Great
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          The distinct trellis pattern of our Nuri Drapery Panel adds intrigue and endless style. Liven up a room by simply hanging this panel up and letting it complement your decor while also keeping sunlight at bay. This chic window drapery isn't just skilled at keeping out the sun, but exudes a striking flair suitable for any modern home.
           
          from Rego Park, NY
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:Professional
          Received free product:Yes
          Nice summer drapes which will admit light into the room even when the drapes are drawn closed. B...
          PostedJune 11, 2019
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          Nice summer drapes which will admit light into the room even when the drapes are drawn closed. Be sure and order at least two of these drapes to complete one window opening. These drapes are a poly-cotton blend in a gray pewter color and quite attractive for any room décor. Each panel measures 54-inches wide by 108-inches in length so plan accordingly
          Pros: Looks Great, Nice Design
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          Choose a thermostat that is as flexible as possible for your most enjoyable shower or bath ever. Packed with useful features, the Grohtherm SmartControl concealed thermostat features a minimalist design that will enhance any modern bathroom. The innovative SmartControl technology allows you to select your desired spray source and adjust the water volume at the push-turn of a button. The 3 valves offer total flexibility, whatever your shower set up you can control, switch between or even combine different spray patterns and water outlets perfect for spaces where you want to have hand, head and side showers, as well as a bath. Integrated GROHE TurboStat technology prevents any unpleasant temperature fluctuations. GROHE EasyLogic markings and textured buttons with exchangeable symbols make it easy and intuitive to use. Family-friendly, the GROHE SafeStop override button allows you to set a maximum temperature of 100°F/38°C to prevent scalding. Water-saving GROHE EcoJoy technology gives you the option of a reduced flow rate with no compromise on enjoyment. Thanks to GROHE the trim is straightforward to install. The slim profile makes it easy to keep clean and the durable StarLight Chrome finish will look pristine for years to come. With a slim, round design perfect for that minimalist, streamlined look, this product is bound to enhance your bathroom scheme. Please note that this product must be installed in combination with the GROHE Rapido SmartBox (35601000).
           
          from Rego Park, NY
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:Professional
          Received free product:Yes
          Currently awaiting delivery of both the Grohe Rapido rough-in enclosure along with supply side sh...
          PostedJune 11, 2019
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          Currently awaiting delivery of both the Grohe Rapido rough-in enclosure along with supply side shutoffs before I can install this Smart Control. I am a resident in NYC hence newly installed shower fixtures “must” have both supply side shutoffs in order to meet plumbing code. Suggestion is to spend the extra few dollars and have supply side shutoffs installed as it will simply make life easier when maintenance or repairs are needed down the road. If you omit installing supply side shutoffs this Smart Control will still work however it means having to shut off water to your home or building if maintenance or repairs are required. Doesn’t sound to inconvenient however for condominiums or co-ops Read More
          Currently awaiting delivery of both the Grohe Rapido rough-in enclosure along with supply side shutoffs before I can install this Smart Control. I am a resident in NYC hence newly installed shower fixtures “must” have both supply side shutoffs in order to meet plumbing code. Suggestion is to spend the extra few dollars and have supply side shutoffs installed as it will simply make life easier when maintenance or repairs are needed down the road. If you omit installing supply side shutoffs this Smart Control will still work however it means having to shut off water to your home or building if maintenance or repairs are required. Doesn’t sound to inconvenient however for condominiums or co-ops this is impossible w/o board approval. This will be my 2nd Grohe smart control shower and each time I complete these renovations my comfort level increases exponentially. For those who are installing this shower valve for the first time there are now quite a few YouTube videos which will walk you thru any hesitations you might still have. Again, this is a complete German designed shower valve and both thought and design are top notch. I was originally hesitant using Grohe Smart Control over the older generation single-cartridge ceramic disc design with its solid brass body design but after installing my very first Grohe smart control shower fixture Grohe does indeed know thermoplastic resin valves and valve bodies are better designs. Hardly any calcium/lime buildup and only a failed supply side cartridge is replaced unlike the earlier Grohe valves which involved “both” supply side cartridge body swap out. Read Less
          Cons: need grohe rapido to complete installationm, supply shut-offs are added cost option
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          Update your home or office with the contemporary look of aluminum blinds. These aluminum blinds feature sleek slats and a decorative steel head rail. The upgraded cord lift system allows you to easily lock the blind at any desired position, and the breakaway cord consolidator makes the blind safer for children and pets. These aluminum blinds are durable and easy to clean.
           
          from Rego Park, NY
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:Professional
          Received free product:Yes
          This Home Depot branded mini-blind is a ideal set of replacement blinds especially if you must re...
          PostedJune 6, 2019
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          This Home Depot branded mini-blind is a ideal set of replacement blinds especially if you must replace the same size blinds for whatever reason. For us, this we perfect as our old blind had broken nylon supports which failed making certain slats falls thereby ruining it's aesthertics. These are aluminum slat blinds which are more difficult to source and I am elated Home Depot stocks them in standard sizes. you can alter them to fit by cutting however be sure and measure twice before cutting otherwise you will definitely see slight variances if cut incorrectly.
          Pros: Easy to Install
          Cons: availability
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          The DX344 comes with a checkered fiberglass-filled nylon handle and a serrated blade for all-around utility. Utilizing our Double Lock technology, anyone can work with confidence knowing that the added safety prevents the knife from accidentally closing. The nylon handle features honeycombed texture that makes for easy cleaning. The knife easily opens with 1-hand using the thumb studs on the blade and you can keep it secure with a deep-carry pocket clip. With Coasts commitment to quality, the DX344 Knife is backed by Coasts lifetime warranty against defects in materials and workmanship.
           
          from Rego Park, NY
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:Professional
          Received free product:Yes
          Great little pocket folding knife which is economically priced for everyday and work use. Sharp ...
          PostedJune 5, 2019
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          Great little pocket folding knife which is economically priced for everyday and work use. Sharp point and already has a razor sharp edge for opening sealed boxes, and soft material cutting. Quality of the steel is right up there with the more expensive name brand knives. This knife has every safety feature included which is worth noting....safety lock when blade is stored, safety lock when blade is exposed for cutting, and a handy built-in clasp to fit on your belt
          Pros: Durable, Good Size & Weight
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          Choose a thermostat that is as flexible as possible for your most enjoyable shower or bath ever. Packed with useful features, the Grohtherm SmartControl concealed thermostat features a minimalist design that will enhance any modern bathroom. The innovative SmartControl technology allows you to select your desired spray source and adjust the water volume at the push-turn of a button. The 3 valves offer total flexibility, whatever your shower set up you can control, switch between or even combine different spray patterns and water outlets perfect for spaces where you want to have hand, head and side showers, as well as a bath. Integrated GROHE TurboStat technology prevents any unpleasant temperature fluctuations. GROHE EasyLogic markings and textured buttons with exchangeable symbols make it easy and intuitive to use. Family-friendly, the GROHE SafeStop override button allows you to set a maximum temperature of 100°F/38°C to prevent scalding. Water-saving GROHE EcoJoy technology gives you the option of a reduced flow rate with no compromise on enjoyment. Thanks to GROHE the trim is straightforward to install. The slim profile makes it easy to keep clean and the durable StarLight Chrome finish will look pristine for years to come. With a slim, round design perfect for that minimalist, streamlined look, this product is bound to enhance your bathroom scheme. Please note that this product must be installed in combination with the GROHE Rapido SmartBox (35601000).
           

          Will this work with the GrohFlex Universal Rough-In System Model # 35026000?

          Asked by
          Sichuan
          April 24, 2019
          Will this work with the GrohFlex Universal Rough-In System Model # 35026000?
          Asked by
          SWong
          Rego Park, NY
          June 11, 2019
          Answer: 
          No, the Grohe 35026000 rough-in box will NOT work with these new Smart Control fixtures. You need the 2nd generation Grohe Rapido rough-in box
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          The Krieger KRV200 is a versatile power converter that allows you to connect up to three AC 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 200w 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-Volt to 220-Volt to 110-Volt to 120-Volt and powers up your US electronic device safely. Boasts 3 AC 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.
           

          Which country is this product manufactured in?

          Asked by
          RL
          March 19, 2018
          Which country is this product manufactured in?
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          SWong
          Rego Park, NY
          April 15, 2019
          Answer: 
          Unit is made in China
           
          Bring the energy-saving benefits of LED home, with this easy-to-install flush mount light. Designed to effortlessly blend with your existing decor, this versatile LED lighting fixture is well-suited for closets, hallways, basements, utility rooms and more. It’s easy to replace your existing lighting with energy-saving LED; this fixture mounts directly to your junction box, with no special tools or hardware needed. And, because its ENERGY STAR rated, you’ll enjoy energy savings for years to come.
           

          can this be dimmable

          Asked by
          Cookie1947
          February 21, 2019
          Asked by
          SWong
          Rego Park, NY
          March 5, 2019
          Answer: 
          According to the Home Depot published spec's this LED ceiling light is indeed dimmable with a AC Triac enabled wall mounted dimming switch. You might want to ask Easton's web site support personnel just to validate this as my understanding is AC Triac's are used solely to switch high amp AC loads which this light is NOT!
           
          Packed with useful features, the Grohtherm SmartControl concealed thermostat features a minimalist design that will enhance any modern bathroom. The innovative SmartControl technology allows you to select your desired spray source and adjust the water volume at the push-turn of a button. The three valves offer total flexibility, whatever your shower set up you can control, switch between or even combine different spray patterns and water outlets perfect for spaces where you want to have hand, head and side showers, as well as a bath. Integrated GROHE TurboStat technology prevents any unpleasant temperature fluctuations. GROHE EasyLogic markings and textured buttons with exchangeable symbols make it easy and intuitive to use. Family-friendly, the GROHE SafeStop override button allows you to set a maximum temperature of 100 F/38 C to prevent scalding. Water-saving GROHE EcoJoy technology gives you the option of a reduced flow rate with no compromise on enjoyment. Thanks to the GROHE QuickFix system its swift and straightforward to install. The slim profile makes it easy to keep clean and the durable StarLight Chrome finish will look pristine for years to come. With a slim, round design perfect for that minimalist, streamlined look, this product is bound to enhance your bathroom scheme. Please note that this product must be installed in combination with the GROHE Rapido SmartBox (35601000).
           

          Is this product durable? Seems all plastic flimsy parts...

          Asked by
          Lana
          October 30, 2018
          Is this product durable? Seems all plastic flimsy parts...
          Asked by
          SWong
          Rego Park, NY
          February 1, 2019
          Answer: 
          Thermo-ABS plastic used for valves. This makes them resistant to calcium and lime buildup making it less seizure prone
           
          Take home lighting to the next level with the Sylvania SMART+ Bluetooth A19 Filament Dimmable LED light bulb. Designed to work with Apple HomeKit and Siri voice control, this light bulb offers on, off and dimming capabilities along with an elegant vintage filament design. Control your lights right from the Apple Home app on your compatible iOS device. Create schedules using a HomePod, iPad, iPhone or Apple TV as your Home Hub. Turn your lights on if you are getting home early or keep a well-lit house when you are away on vacation. With voice integration using Siri, enjoy the benefits of hands-free lighting by asking Siri to dim the lights or turn them on and off. No hub is needed to set up your Sylvania SMART+ Bluetooth lights. Simply connect them to Apple HomeKit and start creating your own personalized lighting experience.
           

          is this compatable with Alexa?

          Asked by
          MV
          November 29, 2018
          is this compatable with Alexa?
          Asked by
          SWong
          Rego Park, NY
          December 22, 2018
          Answer: 
          Probably however I would research this further. I do know it works with Apple since the hub is built-in but for Google platforms you need a smart hub such as the one from Samsung or Philips
           
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