Springbok
  • Review count
    143
  • Helpfulness votes
    168
  • Average rating
    3.6
    3.6 out of 5
  • First Review:
    July 23, 2013
  • Last Review:
    July 16, 2019
 
  • Question count
    26
     
    • Answer count
      274
       
       
       
      Activity Summary
       
      • Review count
        143
      • Helpfulness votes
        168
      • Average rating
        3.6
        3.6 out of 5
      • First Review:
        July 23, 2013
      • Last Review:
        July 16, 2019
       
      • Question count
        26
         
        • Answer count
          274
           
           
           
           
          Springbok's Reviews
           
          The Homewerks Worldwide Slip x Slip Union is used to join lengths of pipe together. Can be used with either Sch. 40 or Sch. 80. It connects cold water pipes with solvent-weld connections. Rated for 150 psi at 73°F, complies with ANSI B2.1.
           
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Verified Purchase:Yes
          I used these unions as a simple way to enhance the maintainability of my new irrigation controls....
          PostedJuly 16, 2019
          Overall rating 
          4.0 out of 5
          4.0 out of 5
          I used these unions as a simple way to enhance the maintainability of my new irrigation controls. Though expensive and made in China, they are well made and easy to work with.
          Recently, a smaller version has appeared on the shelves using the same UPC as the older version. For uniformity and compatibility I was fortunate to be able to complete my project using all the same size unit. I have no experience with the newer, smaller unit.
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          C & S Products Peanut Delight 0.73 lb. Wild Bird Suet will attract wild birds year round. Simply remove the peanut suet from the packaging and insert into your suet cake feeder to attract a wide variety of birds.
           
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Verified Purchase:Yes
          I'm buying this suet 12 at a time, because our woodpeckers, chickadees, bluebirds, flickers, blue...
          PostedJuly 9, 2019
          Overall rating 
          5.0 out of 5
          5.0 out of 5
          I'm buying this suet 12 at a time, because our woodpeckers, chickadees, bluebirds, flickers, bluejays, nuthatches, and other birds, are devouring them at the rate of one a day.
          What better recommendation is there?
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          During the long winter months, birds need plenty of energy to keep warm in the cold weather. Providing suet is a great way to help them out. With the Perky-Pet Triple Delight Bamboo Feeder, you can serve three suet cakes at once, providing your feathered friends with double the energy boost. The feeder is ideal for serving your favorite winter visitors such as woodpeckers, nuthatches, and chickadees. You'll also love the sturdy bamboo construction. Bamboo is stronger and more durable than most woods, meaning its resistant to squirrel damage, warping, and cracking. Its also a very sustainable resource, making it an environmentally friendly choice for a feeder.
           
          from Grants Pass, OR
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          While the feeder generally looks good, its practicality and construction quality is sorely lackin...
          PostedJune 28, 2019
          Overall rating 
          1.0 out of 5
          1.0 out of 5
          Quality 
          1.0 out of 5
          1.0 out of 5
          No, I do not recommend this product.
          While the feeder generally looks good, its practicality and construction quality is sorely lacking. Many of the staples used to attach the suet cages to the bamboo frame were squashed during manufacture and poor quality-assurance resulted in the cages having more than one place where spot-welding was either broken or simply incomplete. The doors are on the side of the cages and when opened they catch on the back plate, making it difficult to insert the suet blocks.
          The cage is of lightweight welded mesh and the hinges are simple crimps. I am concerned that this feeder will not be as durable or last as long as the one it was to replace.
          The birds had no problems switching over from the
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          While the feeder generally looks good, its practicality and construction quality is sorely lacking. Many of the staples used to attach the suet cages to the bamboo frame were squashed during manufacture and poor quality-assurance resulted in the cages having more than one place where spot-welding was either broken or simply incomplete. The doors are on the side of the cages and when opened they catch on the back plate, making it difficult to insert the suet blocks.
          The cage is of lightweight welded mesh and the hinges are simple crimps. I am concerned that this feeder will not be as durable or last as long as the one it was to replace.
          The birds had no problems switching over from the single feeder, though they appeared to favor the cage that was oriented the same way as the old single-block feeder. Our current flock of nuthatch, bluebird, chickadee, northern flicker, grosbeak, and woodpecker parents and their babies are devouring a complete block each day, so this feeder would have been a great help in that regard.
          After submitting this review with three stars overall and two for quality, and using the feeder for two days, I noticed large chunks of suet on the ground below. This is the result of the cage openings being substantially oversize: 1 1/6" x 15/16" versus 11/16" x 5/16" on the single-block feeder that I was using and have reverted to.
          I am therefore unable to recommend this feeder. Read Less
          Pros: Looks Great
          Cons: Not Durable, poor quality, ligtweight mesh, oversize holes, made in china
          +2points
          2out of 2found this review helpful.
           
          Lemon Coral Sedum is a beautifully textured succulent with spiky yellow-green foliage that is visually unique in a container alone. It mounds up to 10 inches tall and trails over the edge of the hanging basket 10-14 inches. This tough-as-nails award winner is heat and drought tolerant and low maintenance.
           
          from Grants Pass, OR
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          This plant is everything I was anticipating after reading the online description. Not unexpectedl...
          PostedJune 25, 2019
          Overall rating 
          5.0 out of 5
          5.0 out of 5
          Quality 
          5.0 out of 5
          5.0 out of 5
          This plant is everything I was anticipating after reading the online description. Not unexpectedly, the plant was compressed quite a bit in order to fit into its shipping container, but this probably contributed to the fact that it was not damaged in any way, and quickly recovered once it was removed from the container. I have no reservations in recommending this hanging basket.
          Pros: Great Quality
          +1point
          1out of 1found this review helpful.
           
          Milwaukee Digital Levels with PINPOINT Measurement Technology delivers Superior Accuracy, Enhanced Durability and a Dynamic Readout providing users with the most versatile and user-friendly digital level on the market. With up to 2X greater accuracy than the competition, users will be able to get the most precise and consistent measurements. Increased frame strength, IP65 rating and a display that's 2X stronger offers a durable product that withstands jobsite conditions and maintains accuracy for the life of the product. PINPOINT Measurement Technology offers unmatched usability, helping them find their unique measurements quicker and more easily than ever before, all powered by our rechargeable REDLITHIUM USB battery.
           
          from Grants Pass, OR
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          In time, the digital age will catch up with even the most-basic tools. There is a level (pun inte...
          PostedJune 18, 2019
          Overall rating 
          4.0 out of 5
          4.0 out of 5
          Quality 
          5.0 out of 5
          5.0 out of 5
          In time, the digital age will catch up with even the most-basic tools. There is a level (pun intended) of getting used to this implementation, as it is easier to accept a bubble that is slightly off than to deal with a number that shows exactly how much off-level the surface actually is.
          This beautifully-made tool comes with its own storage bag. Essential, I think, because I don't see myself abusing it like I do my old bubble level. The bag also provides a place to store the included USB charging cable and power adapter.
          By default it comes set to display in hundredths of a degree. I found it quite unnerving that the display, while set on a 'level' hard surface, at times fluctuated both up
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          In time, the digital age will catch up with even the most-basic tools. There is a level (pun intended) of getting used to this implementation, as it is easier to accept a bubble that is slightly off than to deal with a number that shows exactly how much off-level the surface actually is.
          This beautifully-made tool comes with its own storage bag. Essential, I think, because I don't see myself abusing it like I do my old bubble level. The bag also provides a place to store the included USB charging cable and power adapter.
          By default it comes set to display in hundredths of a degree. I found it quite unnerving that the display, while set on a 'level' hard surface, at times fluctuated both up and down within its accuracy tolerance of .03, so that a reading of .24 degrees showed a reading from .21 to .27. Changing the accuracy to tenths, which is easily done, did not entirely remove this irritation, as the disply then fluctuated between .2 and .3.
          That said, once one has become used to working with the super-accuracy of this level, there's no going back.
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          Pros: Accurate, All In One, Durable, Easy to Use
          +1point
          1out of 1found this review helpful.
           
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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.
           

          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.
           

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

          Asked by
          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
           
          Onward products offer unique and creative hardware solutions for your home. Onward provides the highest quality in finishing hardware to complete any at home project. We pride ourselves in quality, creative, inNOVAtion and selection.
           

          I plan on using these to support a small A/C unit on the garage wall, what are the recommended sc...

          Asked by
          Henry
          July 15, 2019
          I plan on using these to support a small A/C unit on the garage wall, what are the recommended screws that will support that weight?
          Asked by
          Springbok
          Grants Pass, OR
          July 16, 2019
          Answer: 
          Get the largest diameter coarse-thread pan-head wood screw that will fit the bracket holes. Length should be enough to go through the bracket, drywall, and at least 1.5" into the stud. 2" is the absolute minimum length I would use, presuming 1/2" drywall.
           
          The Homewerks Worldwide Slip x Slip Union is used to join lengths of pipe together. Can be used with either Sch. 40 or Sch. 80. It connects cold water pipes with solvent-weld connections. Rated for 150 psi at 73°F, complies with ANSI B2.1.
           

          what is the size of the replacement o-ring?

          Asked by
          steve
          April 17, 2017
          what is the size of the replacement o-ring?
          Asked by
          Springbok
          July 16, 2019
          Answer: 
          OD = 1 7/32" (30.7mm)
          ID = 31/32" (24.8mm)
          Thickness = 1/8" (3mm)
           
          The Homewerks Worldwide Slip x Slip Union is used to join lengths of pipe together. Can be used with either Sch. 40 or Sch. 80. It connects cold water pipes with solvent-weld connections. Rated for 150 psi at 73°F, complies with ANSI B2.1.
           

          Can the parts from the thread x thread be interchanged with the slip x slip to make a hybrid union?

          Asked by
          Azdanno
          November 10, 2018
          This would allow me to install a filter/pressure regulator in line without a lot of fittings.
          Thanks!
          Asked by
          Springbok
          July 16, 2019
          Answer: 
          Yes. The only difference in in the thread vs slip part.
           
          C & S Products Peanut Delight 0.73 lb. Wild Bird Suet will attract wild birds year round. Simply remove the peanut suet from the packaging and insert into your suet cake feeder to attract a wide variety of birds.
           

          Do u think the peanut butter would attract mice or other critters?

          Asked by
          Joe
          June 24, 2019
          Asked by
          Springbok
          July 9, 2019
          Answer: 
          Regardless of the type, you need to provide suet in a critter-proof suet cage that is inaccessible to anything other than birds. Even then, we use a latch from a key ring to prevent squirrels from opening the cage. Look for a cage that has smaller mesh, say half-inch by one inch, as anything bigger will unable squirrels to get to it and also allow large bits of suet to fall out.
           
          OSI QUAD is an advanced VOC formula window, door and siding sealant designed for superior performance on exterior window, door, siding and trim applications. OSI QUAD VOC can be applied to wet or dry surfaces, even at freezing temperatures. And unlike other sealants, QUAD VOC resists dirt and dust collection, yellowing and water washout. QUAD VOC is self tooling and once cured, it is paintable. OSI color specialists work closely with leading window, door, siding and trim manufacturers to ensure perfect color matches. OSI QUAD Advanced VOC Formula Window, Door and Siding Sealant is specially designed for sealing around windows, doors, fiber-cement siding, vinyl siding, roofing and gutters. It bonds without a primer to most common substrates like cedar, fiberglass, aluminum, masonry and concrete.
           

          How many years does it last?

          Asked by
          SomeLibrarian
          July 6, 2019
          Asked by
          Springbok
          Grants Pass, OR
          July 6, 2019
          Answer: 
          Try something else. It's not for nothing that the tubes are marked 'For professional use only".
          The product cannot be tooled, so after finding that it had not sealed as expected and looked terrible, besides, I had to wait a few weeks for it to set through before ripping it out and replacing it with something a lot more DIY-friendly.
           
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