Springbok
  • Review count
    155
  • Helpfulness votes
    184
  • Average rating
    3.6
    3.6 out of 5
  • First Review:
    July 23, 2013
  • Last Review:
    September 3, 2019
 
  • Question count
    26
     
    • Answer count
      284
       
       
       
      Activity Summary
       
      • Review count
        155
      • Helpfulness votes
        184
      • Average rating
        3.6
        3.6 out of 5
      • First Review:
        July 23, 2013
      • Last Review:
        September 3, 2019
       
      • Question count
        26
         
        • Answer count
          284
           
           
           
           
          Springbok's Reviews
           
          The Tuff Stor Two Door Hanging Cabinet is a crucial component to maximizing your storage options without sacrificing valuable floor space. The two attractive painted doors use soft closing European hardware and hide one removable or adjustable shelf. Oversized, industrial style aluminum pulls are both attractive and easy to access. Cabinets attach securely to your wall using a sturdy french cleat. Color: Black with Silver Metallic Fronts.
           
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Verified Purchase:Yes
          I installed two of these above Tuff Stor's matching floor cabinets. This cabinet went together ea...
          PostedSeptember 3, 2019
          Overall rating 
          4.0 out of 5
          4.0 out of 5
          I installed two of these above Tuff Stor's matching floor cabinets. This cabinet went together easily. All parts were provided, though I was not confident using the provided drywall plugs for fear they could too easily pull out. The cleat system simplifies wall mounting. I drilled a hole in the wall cleat to correspond with at least one wall stud, and used a toggle bolt for the second anchor point.
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          Victor Solar Powered Sonic Spikes offers a poison-free way to drive away moles, gophers. Every 30-seconds, sonic pulses penetrate the soil, emitting a penetrating sound that irritates moles and gophers, which are virtually blind and extremely sensitive to sound and vibrations. This method encourages moles to leave the property and continues to discourage return visits. No batteries are required to operate the waterproof solar spike. A single solar charge will last up to 5-days. The spike is built with a mow-over design and safe to use around pets. Allow 7-days to 14-days before moles and gophers start to move away from the area.
           
          from Grants Pass, OR
          Age Range:65 or over
          ,
          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          This sonic spike consists of a round pointed spike with a solar panel mounted at the other end. W...
          PostedSeptember 2, 2019
          Overall rating 
          3.0 out of 5
          3.0 out of 5
          Quality 
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          3.0 out of 5
          This sonic spike consists of a round pointed spike with a solar panel mounted at the other end. When turned on with a small slide switch under the panel it emits a sharp sound from within the spike which is repeated at 30 second intervals. I also noticed that the spike will sometimes emit a rapid clicking noise while switched off. This stops after turning on then off again.
          Installation is straightforward. I fashioned a spike by cutting one end of a piece of 2" x 2" wood to a point and hammered this into the ground. The sonic spike went into the hole easily.
          Our 'pet' mole visits sporadically and I've not had the spike installed for very long. Within the time constraints of this review I
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          This sonic spike consists of a round pointed spike with a solar panel mounted at the other end. When turned on with a small slide switch under the panel it emits a sharp sound from within the spike which is repeated at 30 second intervals. I also noticed that the spike will sometimes emit a rapid clicking noise while switched off. This stops after turning on then off again.
          Installation is straightforward. I fashioned a spike by cutting one end of a piece of 2" x 2" wood to a point and hammered this into the ground. The sonic spike went into the hole easily.
          Our 'pet' mole visits sporadically and I've not had the spike installed for very long. Within the time constraints of this review I am unable to assess its effectiveness.
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          Pros: Easy to Install
          Cons: difficult to assess effectiveness in short period., made in china.
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          Holdrite 1/2 in. Plastic Pipe Insulator is used to insulate CTS (Copper Tube Size) Pipe in residential and commercial applications. The insulator is used to run pipe through wooden studs or metal joists and will protect and insulate the pipe. Reduces plumbing noise and vibrations.
           
          from Grants Pass, OR
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          This silencer/isolator is an excellent solution for the incessant drone that results when water f...
          PostedAugust 27, 2019
          Overall rating 
          4.0 out of 5
          4.0 out of 5
          Ease of installation 
          5.0 out of 5
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          Quality 
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          This silencer/isolator is an excellent solution for the incessant drone that results when water flows through pipes that are in direct touch with the structure, usually either a floor or ceiling joist. During installation or replacement of water pipes, the silencer/isolator is an easy friction fit in a 1 3/8" hole in the joist. It can be attached to the joist with just two screws whether mounted through the joist or on the surface.
          In existing installations it can still be effective as a surface mount if the the pipe can be centered in the existing hole, so that it is no longer in contact with the joist.
          The insert surrounding the pipe appears to be silicon rubber. This is an improvement
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          This silencer/isolator is an excellent solution for the incessant drone that results when water flows through pipes that are in direct touch with the structure, usually either a floor or ceiling joist. During installation or replacement of water pipes, the silencer/isolator is an easy friction fit in a 1 3/8" hole in the joist. It can be attached to the joist with just two screws whether mounted through the joist or on the surface.
          In existing installations it can still be effective as a surface mount if the the pipe can be centered in the existing hole, so that it is no longer in contact with the joist.
          The insert surrounding the pipe appears to be silicon rubber. This is an improvement over one-piece isolators. Use of this insert also allows the same hole size to be used when through-mounting for 1/2" or 3/4" pipes. As a result, the insert is thicker for the 1/2" isolator, which should improve the silencing.
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          Pros: Easy to Install
          Cons: No Instructions
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          Holdrite 1/2 in. Plastic Pipe Insulator is used to insulate CTS (Copper Tube Size) Pipe in residential and commercial applications. The insulator is used to run pipe through wooden studs or metal joists and will protect and insulate the pipe. Reduces plumbing noise and vibrations.
           
          from Grants Pass, OR
          Age Range:65 or over
          ,
          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          This silencer/isolator is an excellent solution for the incessant drone that results when water f...
          PostedAugust 27, 2019
          Overall rating 
          4.0 out of 5
          4.0 out of 5
          Ease of installation 
          5.0 out of 5
          5.0 out of 5
          Quality 
          5.0 out of 5
          5.0 out of 5
          This silencer/isolator is an excellent solution for the incessant drone that results when water flows through pipes that are in direct touch with the structure, usually either a floor or ceiling joist. During installation or replacement of water pipes, the silencer/isolator is an easy friction fit in a 1 3/8" hole in the joist. It can be attached to the joist with just two screws whether mounted through the joist or on the surface.
          In existing installations it can still be effective as a surface mount if the the pipe can be centered in the existing hole, so that it is no longer in contact with the joist.
          The insert surrounding the pipe appears to be silicon rubber. This is an improvement
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          This silencer/isolator is an excellent solution for the incessant drone that results when water flows through pipes that are in direct touch with the structure, usually either a floor or ceiling joist. During installation or replacement of water pipes, the silencer/isolator is an easy friction fit in a 1 3/8" hole in the joist. It can be attached to the joist with just two screws whether mounted through the joist or on the surface.
          In existing installations it can still be effective as a surface mount if the the pipe can be centered in the existing hole, so that it is no longer in contact with the joist.
          The insert surrounding the pipe appears to be silicon rubber. This is an improvement over one-piece isolators. Use of this insert also allows the same hole size to be used when through-mounting for 1/2" or 3/4" pipes.
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          Pros: Easy to Install
          Cons: No Instructions
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          The Xtend and Climb Telescoping Aluminum Extension Ladder is a versatile telescoping ladder designed with homeowners and do-it-yourselfers in mind. Standing at a maximum of 10.5 ft. tall and retracting down to 30 in., it has just enough height to reach those tight corners of the house, but compact and light enough to make it easy to carry and store in the smallest of places. With its combination of height, strength and portability, it's perfect for a range of jobs from hanging pictures to re-touching paint on that hard-to-reach wall. It extends and locks by the foot so its only as tall as you need it and it features double overmolded feet for added durability and traction.
           
          from Grants Pass, OR
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Purchase frequency:Yearly
          Received free product:Yes
          This 12.5' telescoping extension ladder model 770P+ is an exciting concept and appears well made ...
          PostedAugust 24, 2019
          Overall rating 
          3.0 out of 5
          3.0 out of 5
          Quality 
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          This 12.5' telescoping extension ladder model 770P+ is an exciting concept and appears well made and sturdy, though my wife immediately commented on the narrowness of the rungs, saying that at 1 7/16" they were too narrow for her to feel safe.
          The ladder is highly portable at 32" and 30 lbs.
          Instructions to extend the ladder to its full height indicate one should start with the topmost rung and proceed downwards. However, partial extension requires starting at the bottom and working upwards until the required height is achieved. Also, instructions for closing require starting at the top. Either way, 12.5' is beyond my reach and I can see having to adapt these instructions to my limited
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          This 12.5' telescoping extension ladder model 770P+ is an exciting concept and appears well made and sturdy, though my wife immediately commented on the narrowness of the rungs, saying that at 1 7/16" they were too narrow for her to feel safe.
          The ladder is highly portable at 32" and 30 lbs.
          Instructions to extend the ladder to its full height indicate one should start with the topmost rung and proceed downwards. However, partial extension requires starting at the bottom and working upwards until the required height is achieved. Also, instructions for closing require starting at the top. Either way, 12.5' is beyond my reach and I can see having to adapt these instructions to my limited height.
          Caution is necessary while collapsing the ladder, as the rungs descend with substantial force. Also, I found that my hands could not grip the release buttons for the lowest rungs, requiring that I cross over my hands to activate the release buttons.
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          Pros: Durable, Easy to Move, Good Size & Weight, Nice Design
          Cons: difficult to partially extend, difficult to close, made in china
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          Springbok's Questions
           
          The Kinghurst Bath Vanity Cabinet Only in White is a space-saving, multipurpose addition to your bath collection. Making your bath space clutter-free, this vanity cabinet provides a perfect solution for storing your bath accessories and daily essentials in a single place. The Kinghurst vanity cabinet measures 36 in. W x 21 in. D x 33-1/2 in. H. This cabinet features brushed nickel finished hardware for long-lasting use and premium white finish for a timeless look.
           

          I have installed two of these cabinets in my bathroom. Where can I get an aditional four knobs so...

          Asked by
          Springbok
          February 17, 2018
          I have installed two of these cabinets in my bathroom. Where can I get an aditional four knobs so that my linen cupboard and toilet topper will have matching knobs?
           
          Christy's Root-Ban Drain Pipe Adhesive bonds and seals connections to provide a flexible seal that inhibits root growth. Root intrusion is the leading cause of failure in landscape drainage systems. Roots enter drain lines through poorly-protected push-fit connections and quickly impede water flow, causing premature system failure. Damage and reduced system performance is permanent until the roots are mechanically removed or the system is excavated and replaced. In many instances, the failure can be catastrophic.
           

          Will this adhesive form a lasting joint between HDPE and PVC drain pipe?

          Asked by
          Springbok
          October 18, 2017
          Will this adhesive form a lasting joint between HDPE and PVC drain pipe?
           
          Advanced Drainage Systems is the world's largest producer of corrugated HDPE pipe and related drainage products. ADS serves the storm and waste water industry through a global network of 56 domestic and international manufacturing plants and 27 distribution centers. In addition to its flagship N-12 pipe, the company offers a complete line of fittings and other accessories including, Nyloplast drainage structures, and various geotextiles ADS Triple wall has been designed to provide customers with an HDPE alternative to PVC D-2729 or Thin Wall Pipe. It meets or exceeds many of the requirements for PVC 27/29, per ASTM D 2729. Accepts standard PVC or Styrene Sewer and Drain fittings. Color: Black.
           

          My engineer has specified that all joints be glued. What glue should be used for joints between l...

          Asked by
          Springbok
          October 18, 2017
          My engineer has specified that all joints be glued. What glue should be used for joints between lengths of this pipe and for joints between this pipe and standard PVC or styrene sewer and drain fittings?
           
          The Woodgrain Millwork 11/16 in. x 6-5/8 in. x 81-11/16 in. WM658 Pine Finger Jointed Interior Jamb is used install interior slab doors. Pine WM658 Interior Jamb can also be used to replace damaged interior door jambs. The interior jamb can be also be used without a door to simply finish an opening between rooms. Color: Unfinished.
           

          Title says it's solid, description says it's finger-jointed, and the image agrees. which is correct?

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          Springbok
          August 26, 2017
          Title says it's solid, description says it's finger-jointed, and the image agrees. which is correct?
           
          Switchmate instantly snaps over existing light switches to bring voice and motion activated smart lighting into your home. Controlled on your phone and installed in one-second, Switchmate has a built-in motion sensor that turns lights on and off automatically as you enter and exit rooms. Utilize the timers feature to have lights turn on/off automatically, even when you are away from home. Or have your lights greet you when you drive up to your home with the welcome home feature. Control Switchmate anytime through your phone by voice or touch, at the wall switch or with upcoming compatibility through Google Home and Wink.
           

          Can I use this without a SmartPhone? If so, is any functionality lost?

          Asked by
          Springbok
          August 9, 2017
          Can I use this without a SmartPhone?
          If so, is any functionality lost?
           
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          Springbok's Answers
           
          Arm yourself against the elements with OSI QUAD Window, Door & Siding Sealant. OSI QUAD Window, Door & Siding Sealant (1638674) is an all-season formula designed for superior caulking performance on exterior window, door and siding applications, fiber-cement and vinyl siding, PVC trim, and much more. It can be applied to wet or dry surfaces, even at freezing temperatures and, unlike other sealants, it resists dirt and dust collection, yellowing and water washout. OSI QUAD bonds without a primer to most common substrates like cedar, painted or stained woods, fiberglass, vinyl, coated aluminum, steel, metal, brick, masonry and concrete. With resistance to UV and extreme temperatures (20°F to 120°F) and proven wet surface application, OSI QUAD is the versatile and durable choice for professional contractors. OSI QUAD is self-tooling and once cured is paintable with latex paints. Our color specialists work closely with leading window, door and siding manufacturers to ensure perfect color matches. OSI QUAD is composed of elastomeric polymers and high quality synthetic resins. OSI offers an arsenal of adhesives, caulks, and outdoor construction sealants for the true professional. OSI: Tougher Than the Elements. Color: White 001.
           

          what colors is this sealant available in?

          Asked by
          kathy
          October 7, 2019
          what colors is this sealant available in?
          Asked by
          Springbok
          Grants Pass, OR
          October 8, 2019
          Answer: 
          I only ever found this sealant in white, which was the color I wanted.
          However, see my review and the instruction on the tube that says this is for professional use only. I tried using it and it was a total abortion, necessitating waiting weeks for it to set completely before I was able to remove it and redo from scratch with another product. I am an avid DIYer and have used caulk many times.
          CAVEAT
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          I only ever found this sealant in white, which was the color I wanted.
          However, see my review and the instruction on the tube that says this is for professional use only. I tried using it and it was a total abortion, necessitating waiting weeks for it to set completely before I was able to remove it and redo from scratch with another product. I am an avid DIYer and have used caulk many times.
          CAVEAT EMPTOR!
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          The PVC termination vent was patented and designed with unique drain line opening on the side of the vent that allows water condensation to drain from the pipe. This works when the vent cap is faced at downward angle. The mesh vent cap are fitted inside the hub adapter fitting (not included) fitted over the opening of PVC pipe end. A durable stainless steel type 304 mesh screen provides the strength to resist obstruction by preventing leaves, debris, wildlife from entering the pipe. Well constructed mesh screen vent cap unique design provides maximum airflow that allows the vent to provide proper ventilation. Useful for residential or commercial applications. Please note that the adapter fitting hub is not included and must be purchased separately. Vent cap available in 2, 3, 4 and 6 inches.
           

          Can this be used cap a downspout drain line? My house is on a hill, and I plan to expose the end ...

          Asked by
          Jon
          October 3, 2019
          Can this be used cap a downspout drain line? My house is on a hill, and I plan to expose the end of the pipe on the slope and allow the water to drain away from the house.
          Asked by
          Springbok
          Grants Pass, OR
          October 3, 2019
          Answer: 
          Yes, BUT...
          The outside diameter is the same as the OD of the 4" pipe.
          Cementing this directly to the pipe or with just a coupling will prevent cleaning the pipe later, if it may be needed.
          My solution was to use threaded male and female adapters so that the adapter to which the vent cap is cemented can be unscrewed for cleaning. More expensive, but not as costly as correcting it later when it gets
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          Yes, BUT...
          The outside diameter is the same as the OD of the 4" pipe.
          Cementing this directly to the pipe or with just a coupling will prevent cleaning the pipe later, if it may be needed.
          My solution was to use threaded male and female adapters so that the adapter to which the vent cap is cemented can be unscrewed for cleaning. More expensive, but not as costly as correcting it later when it gets blocked.
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          Mutual Industries 6 ft. x 300 ft. Black Non Woven Filter Fabrics are an economical alternative to graded aggregate and sand filters. They can eliminate many of the problems associated with using, purchasing and transporting aggregate. Non-woven geotextile is also used as asphalt overlay fabric. Overlay fabric increases pavement life by providing a solution for reflective cracking. In addition, non-woven geotextiles are used in landscaping applications such as fabric to retard weed growth. They are also useful for separation, performing well under such diverse applications as paver walkways or railroad track. As cow carpet, they provide farmers with a solution to mud problems and improve animal health.
           

          how many ounces per square yard

          Asked by
          ManuelRamos
          September 5, 2019
          how many ounces per square yard
          Asked by
          Springbok
          Grants Pass, OR
          September 6, 2019
          Answer: 
          1 roll = 6' x 300' = 1800 sq ft = 200 sq yards.
          1 roll = 50 lbs = 800 oz.
          So, 1 square yard = 800 / 200 = 4 ounces per square yard.
           
          Mutual Industries 6 ft. x 300 ft. Black Non Woven Filter Fabrics are an economical alternative to graded aggregate and sand filters. They can eliminate many of the problems associated with using, purchasing and transporting aggregate. Non-woven geotextile is also used as asphalt overlay fabric. Overlay fabric increases pavement life by providing a solution for reflective cracking. In addition, non-woven geotextiles are used in landscaping applications such as fabric to retard weed growth. They are also useful for separation, performing well under such diverse applications as paver walkways or railroad track. As cow carpet, they provide farmers with a solution to mud problems and improve animal health.
           

          How heavy is one roll?

          Asked by
          DiscDogma
          September 5, 2019
          How heavy is one roll?
          Asked by
          Springbok
          Grants Pass, OR
          September 6, 2019
          Answer: 
          About 50 lbs.
           
          Advanced Drainage Systems is the world's largest producer of corrugated HDPE pipe and related drainage products. ADS serves the storm and waste water industry through a global network of 56 domestic and international manufacturing plants and 27 distribution centers. In addition to its flagship N-12 pipe, the company offers a complete line of fittings and other accessories including, Nyloplast drainage structures, and various geotextiles. ADS Triple wall has been designed to provide customers with an HDPE alternative to PVC D-2729 or Thin Wall Pipe and it meets or exceeds many of the requirements for PVC 27/29, per ASTM D 2729. Color: Black.
           

          does this need a basin or can I dig a trench cover with stones and let the water drain through the holes in this pipe?

          Asked by
          jmoney
          August 14, 2019
          Asked by
          Springbok
          Grants Pass, OR
          August 19, 2019
          Answer: 
          Either way should work equally well. How effectively your solution works will depend on the type of soil the drain is in, how thorough your prep is, and how much water needs to be drained.
           
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