BB101
  • Review count
    366
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  • Average rating
    4.5
    4.5 out of 5
  • First Review:
    February 12, 2013
  • Last Review:
    September 5, 2019
 
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      • Review count
        366
      • Helpfulness votes
        504
      • Average rating
        4.5
        4.5 out of 5
      • First Review:
        February 12, 2013
      • Last Review:
        September 5, 2019
       
      Questions & Answers
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          BB101's Reviews
           
          GE appliances provide up-to-date technology and exceptional quality to simplify the way you live. With a timeless appearance, this family of appliances is ideal for your family. And, coming from one of the most trusted names in America, you know that this entire selection of appliances is as advanced as it is practical.
           
          from Texas
          Age Range:35 to 44
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Cleans but has too many issues to be more than 2 stars. I was really looking forward to my new d...
          PostedSeptember 5, 2019
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          Cleans but has too many issues to be more than 2 stars.
          I was really looking forward to my new dishwasher. A new appliance can make a positive improvement in your house.
          First let me mention that while there is a picture of a 3rd rack in the dishwasher in the pictures found on the website, this is not an option on this model. (I was looking forward to it). Its not mentioned in the description, but the pictures found on the website as of Sept 2019 show a 3rd rack which is NOT on the dishwasher.
          My biggest issue is the fact that this brand new dishwasher leaks. My second run, and intermittently afterwards, it leaks from where the motor housing meets the tub. Its not a leaking line or Read More
          Cleans but has too many issues to be more than 2 stars.
          I was really looking forward to my new dishwasher. A new appliance can make a positive improvement in your house.
          First let me mention that while there is a picture of a 3rd rack in the dishwasher in the pictures found on the website, this is not an option on this model. (I was looking forward to it). Its not mentioned in the description, but the pictures found on the website as of Sept 2019 show a 3rd rack which is NOT on the dishwasher.
          My biggest issue is the fact that this brand new dishwasher leaks. My second run, and intermittently afterwards, it leaks from where the motor housing meets the tub. Its not a leaking line or front door, it leaks somewhere up at the front of the motor housing or some connection there-in. To add to the issue, I can't schedule warranty service because my washer is so new, it doesn't show up in their system yet (not reflected in the review of the product, just aggravation that should be considered). What good is a dishwasher if I have to mop the floor when I use it? Also - how does it leave the factory with a leak.
          The finger-resistant stainless on the outside is nice. But they missed one key location. There is a chrome piece along the top by the buttons and that shows every fingerprint and greasy smudge when you touch it after putting dishes away. It's where you put your fingers and look at the dishwasher. I like the front light that tells you if the dishwasher is running and I really like the looks of the washer (The front light is orange for running/washing - white when done).
          Does it clean - reasonably. Light to moderate loads will come out spotless. I have run 2 heavy loads and both times I find some degree of left-over crud, moreso on glassware, but silverware and dishes will also have stuff on them. (Yes, the rinse aid is present and full). I had a look at the filters and they have been empty.
          I have used the 'bottle jets' twice. They are actually a nice feature. And clean bottles very well. The top rack for the drink-ware is not well designed. The spacing is too big for most glasses or mugs. This leads to easy movement during wash or loading/unloading. Which is how I will end up scratching or breaking glassware. The bottom dish section is much better. The spacing is very nice and offers a lot of room for many size of plates. I've even cleaned an instant pot in there after cookingrice, which can be a mess.
          Last reason I am rating it so low, it says its 48dB dishwasher. Its not. It peaks at 55dB, but maybe averages around 48-49. (I ran a noise meter after thinking it was louder than my previous dishwasher that was rated at 48 as well.) Now - is 55 loud? No. By no means is it a washer that will stop you from having a conversation around while running. It is however louder than my older one. But by comparison to the 48dB dishwasher it replaces, it is much louder. It lacks insulation on the back of the dishwasher and the insulation that is on it is loose.
          I do hope to get the dishwasher repaired and stop it from leaking, but first impressions after a week and a long weekend are not positive at all. (I will try to come back and re-review after its repaired under warranty). Read Less
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          The American Home Collection by Armstrong Flooring is proudly made in Stillwater, Oklahoma with global and domestic content. 12 beautiful wood visuals; 4 Hickory, 5 Oak and 3 Walnut gives you choices to blend with your current decor. Ideal for many segments including property management, builder, residential, and commercial. Up to 20 unique planks with additional variations; virtually eliminates visible pattern repeat. Tough Fiberglass reinforced structure requires no acclimation in most installations. The urethane wear layer protects against scratches, scuffs and stains. Ideal for high-moisture areas including: kitchens, bathrooms, mudrooms and basements. When planks are exposed to water they will not swell, buckle or lose integrity.
           
          from Texas
          Age Range:35 to 44
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Got these to make a backsplash on a wall behind and beside a laundry tub. But when I saw them in ...
          PostedAugust 24, 2019
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          Got these to make a backsplash on a wall behind and beside a laundry tub. But when I saw them in person I decided they would be better off in my guest bathroom. Its very easy to install, using some spray on glue to make sure it sticks. The planks are about ⅛" thick, so it is easy to work with. Cutting is also simple. Just using a straight edge and sharp knife. Couple of scores and then it will snap if bent.
          I pre-laid the flooring in the garage before I did the install, just to make sure I had it all perfectly aligned without repeats anywhere. This made installing it go very fast. No seems show up and looks awesome. So glad I could do this for the bathroom.
          Once it dried, walking on Read More
          Got these to make a backsplash on a wall behind and beside a laundry tub. But when I saw them in person I decided they would be better off in my guest bathroom. Its very easy to install, using some spray on glue to make sure it sticks. The planks are about ⅛" thick, so it is easy to work with. Cutting is also simple. Just using a straight edge and sharp knife. Couple of scores and then it will snap if bent.
          I pre-laid the flooring in the garage before I did the install, just to make sure I had it all perfectly aligned without repeats anywhere. This made installing it go very fast. No seems show up and looks awesome. So glad I could do this for the bathroom.
          Once it dried, walking on it is just like walking on any other vinyl floor. Its a luxury option so it feels slightly softer than what I had previously. Read Less
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          Sometimes your stuff just lets itself go. When that happens, the solution is a cinch use Wrap-It Super-Stretch Storage Straps. These cinch straps feature full elastic hook and loop for tangle and clutter-free storage and organization. Quick and easy to use, simply wrap and store extension cords, RV and generator cords, corded power tools, appliance cords, cables, water and garden hoses, air hoses, pool hoses, vacuum hoses, ratchet tie-down straps, rope, dock line, yoga mats and so much more. The elastic hook and loop allows you to wrap up and bundle items so they are tight and secure. Use Wrap-It Super-Stretch Storage Straps to get organized in the garage, storage shed, workshop, around the house and in your car, truck, boat or RV.
           
          from Texas
          Age Range:35 to 44
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Stretchable chord organizer. I was using plastic ratchet clips but they can be a pain if you cinc...
          PostedAugust 24, 2019
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          Stretchable chord organizer. I was using plastic ratchet clips but they can be a pain if you cinch too tightly. These offer the 'bungee' elastic ability to give a tight hold. Since grabbing the 12 pack I have wrapped up all my extension cords, my air hoses and one smaller hose I have in the garage. I now have another handful in the house to clean up cables.
          Quality seems very nice. Very tough fabrics, seem to be very durable. Would have liked some velcro on the back side of the strap so I could run it through the D ring loop at the top and back down. But that is a nit. I am pleased with theses and will try to grab some more.
          Pros: Durable, Sturdy
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          The PowerPlug features patented Ideal push-in technology that quickly locks wires in place. It helps reduce electrical shock hazard during ballast replacement by safely disconnecting hot and neutral ballast wiring while offering additional safety since both halves meet UL and CSA finger-probe safety requirements. The entire family easily fits through 1/2 in. knockouts for quick installation. Available in 2-pole, 3-pole and 2-pole plus ground models, the PowerPlug provides fast, efficient luminaire connections resulting in reduced installation time and improved labor savings.
           
          from Texas
          Age Range:35 to 44
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Much easier to install light fixtures with these. Can even connect multiple light transformers if...
          PostedAugust 24, 2019
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          Much easier to install light fixtures with these. Can even connect multiple light transformers if needed. Basically one end gets the wires in the light box in the ceiling (or wall), This is the orange side. The other side, with white, takes the wires from the transformer or light wires. Then they plug together. The wires are pushed in and held snuggly. Additionally the plug is 'keyed' so you can't mis-connect things if you insure you follow the letter coding on the plastic connector. Only downside I see is if you replace a light, you will need to either swap out only one side of the plug or cut an re-wire it. But the benefit is worth it.
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          The Everbilt 1/2HP pedestal pump is designed to replace an existing pedestal pump. This powerful pump moves up to 3,420 GPH at 10 ft. of lift. The pump is made with a heavy-duty cast iron base and a stainless steel column. The pump comes completely assembled for easy installation. The innovative float design is protected by the motor assembly. The adjustable float allows for easy adjustment to change the operating cycle. The top handle can be used for easy movement and unpacking. The heavy-duty, high efficiency permanent split capacitor motor has a thermal overload protector. The pump has a 1-1/4 in. NPT discharge, and is supplied with an 8 ft. power cord. The pump will fit into a 12 in. in diameter sump basin. The pump has a 1 year warranty.
           
          from Texas
          Age Range:35 to 44
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Moves water. Easy to install, especially if you are just replacing one like me. I had most of the...
          PostedAugust 24, 2019
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          Moves water. Easy to install, especially if you are just replacing one like me. I had most of the needed parts (the top of the box has a check-list so you can doublecheck before leaving HomeDepot). For me it was a matter of removing my original sump, which was broken and put in the new one with appropriate plumbing. Then make sure the pump floater switches correctly. Either way, it was a great replacement option in my basement which has a frequently damp sump. During a heavy rain it will kick on a few times. Very pleased. Hope it lasts a while.
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          The 60 in. LED Polished Nickel Ceiling Fan is a very clean modern fan with wood-like blades which will bring life to any room. The DC motor is up to 70% more energy efficient that traditional fan motors and allows more speeds for operation. The 14-Watt Samsung LED light source is both energy efficient and has a long-life span of 50,000 hours. The 3-wood like blades are seasoned wood in finish and will push a high 7,240 CFMs. The remote control operates both the light and speed functions and includes batteries. Also come with a lifetime motor warranty for peace of mind.
           

          The blades on the polished nickel version look wood/brown color; but the info for all 3 says matt...

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          Rex
          July 14, 2019
          The blades on the polished nickel version look wood/brown color; but the info for all 3 says matt black. What color are the polished nickel version blades?
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          BB101
          Texas
          August 3, 2019
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          The blades are made of plastic. Under a light source they will look very dark brown. They have a wood look because there are different veins of black/brown grain running up the blades. I would not say they are pine or oak. Closer to an extremely dark walnut that has been stained darker.
           
          This BEMIS Round Closed Front Toilet Seat features a stylish enameled wood design to enhance the look of your bathroom. The durable non-tarnish chrome hinges provide an elegant accent to bath hardware. With the STA-TITE Seat Fastening System, the seat does not shift around and stays firmly attached to the toilet. This seat closes softly, preventing slamming and pinched fingers. Made with Earth-friendly materials and processes, BEMIS brings innovation to everyday life.
           

          Does this have the Bemis name anywhere on it? I'm buying for a different brand of toilet

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          Km
          December 7, 2018
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          BB101
          Texas
          March 14, 2019
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          Yes, there is a Bemis logo on the bottom of the lid close to the hinges, it's 1.5" x 1" in grey.
           
          The Home Decorators Collection Bachton 60 in. LED Brushed Nickel Ceiling Fan will bring both style and air movement to any room or area. This fan uses DC motor that provides better air movement, more speeds (9), energy efficiency, and the reverse function can be controlled by the included remote control. The blades are actually plastic but have a very deep espresso finish that appears like real wood. The light kit is also very energy efficient with its 14-Watt Samsung LED light module that has a life span of 50,000 hours.
           

          What color are the actual fan blades?

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          Dakota
          December 8, 2017
          What color are the actual fan blades?
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          BB101
          Texas
          January 6, 2018
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          They are labeled espresso, but in any light they look black and not espresso.
           
          Your GE 30 in. 5.0 cu. ft. Gas Range with Self-Cleaning oven in White has a Precise Simmer burner to allow cooking of delicate foods with low, even heat. This 4 burner range with Storage Drawer gives you not only enough room to cook an entire meal at once, but to store your kitchen items. Sealed Cooktop Burners contain spills and make cleaning quick and easy. GE appliances provide up-to-date technology and exceptional quality to simplify the way you live. With a timeless appearance, this family of appliances is ideal for your family. And, coming from one of the most trusted names in America, you know that this entire selection of appliances is as advanced as it is practical.
           

          Oven light

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          JK
          Michigan
          April 30, 2016
          Is there a switch/button to turn the oven light on without opening the door?
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          BB101
          Texas
          November 16, 2017
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          Yes - there is a switch on the control panel to turn the oven light on and off.
          Note the oven light does not automatically turn on when you open the oven door like a fridge might, instead you have to push the oven light button on the control panel.
           
          The Colony Pro laundry sink faucet from American Standard is made from durable, long-lasting metal with undeniable style and functionality. This faucet has a maximum flow rate of 1.5 Gallons per minute to help save water, without sacrificing performance. Includes lever handles and hose end.
           

          Does Hose End mean that you can attach a hose to this faucet??

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          Sinkjr
          June 30, 2017
          Does Hose End mean that you can attach a hose to this faucet??
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          BB101
          Texas
          September 15, 2017
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          Yes; I attach a garden hose regularly to the end of it so I can fill up vessels for brewing beer. Works great.