BB101
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    386
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    538
  • Average rating
    4.5
    4.5 out of 5
  • First Review:
    February 12, 2013
  • Last Review:
    November 5, 2019
 
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      • Review count
        386
      • Helpfulness votes
        538
      • Average rating
        4.5
        4.5 out of 5
      • First Review:
        February 12, 2013
      • Last Review:
        November 5, 2019
       
      Questions & Answers
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        • Answer count
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          Finally look forward to leftovers with the Dual Crisp function that cooks and crisps using traditional cooking power combined with a microwave crisper. Dual crisp delivers crispy results on the sensor cooking or timed setting, while the Brown function gives food a crunchy top layer. Plus, this fingerprint resistant stainless steel microwave keeps food warm for up to 60 minutes.
           
          from Texas
          Age Range:35 to 44
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
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          Quiet & the dual crisp is interesting feature. I am pleased with this microwave. I've had it for ...
          PostedOctober 23, 2019
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          Quiet & the dual crisp is interesting feature. I am pleased with this microwave. I've had it for a few weeks and it does a very nice job of heating my food. Better yet, its much much quieter than the microwave it replaces. And every other microwave I have used.
          I've used the dual crisp function a handful of times. Its basically an electric element on the top of the microwave that is used in combination with the microwave. Keep this in mind. You basically have an oven, inside your microwave. So if you use the dual crisp, manual crisp or browning button/features, it will warm up the inside of the microwave like your oven does. Takes a different mindset if you usually just toss things in Read More
          Quiet & the dual crisp is interesting feature. I am pleased with this microwave. I've had it for a few weeks and it does a very nice job of heating my food. Better yet, its much much quieter than the microwave it replaces. And every other microwave I have used.
          I've used the dual crisp function a handful of times. Its basically an electric element on the top of the microwave that is used in combination with the microwave. Keep this in mind. You basically have an oven, inside your microwave. So if you use the dual crisp, manual crisp or browning button/features, it will warm up the inside of the microwave like your oven does. Takes a different mindset if you usually just toss things in the microwave for years.
          I have used the presets and manual settings for the dual crisp. On the manual settings I was re-heating some leftovers and it warmed the food while keeping the outside from getting soggy. I also have used the preset functions, specifically I did some chicken nuggets, which took 16 minutes for 5 and they were indeed cooked and crisp from frozen. That said - the inside of the microwave gets extremely hot. I had to defrost something in the microwave after having heated up the nuggets and accidentally touched the metal. Very hot. Grabbed my infrared thermometer and it was reading 215F on the glass turntable. This is something to keep in mind. If you are going to want to 'zap' something after using a longer running dual-crisp function, you will need multiple plates. I had defrosted a hamburger bun, probably about 30 seconds in the microwave and the plate I had it on was too hot to touch because the inside of the microwave was hot. I'm not taking stars off, just providing insights.
          Other than that - its quiet. Warms great. Popcorn button listens for pops and then even gives a 20 second cool down so you don't burn yourself with steam. And the built in fan works great. Much better than my previous one. Overall I am very happy. (Oh the chime it uses is a little song, no beep beep beep). Read Less
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          Your friends will thank you when you show up with the Beer Caddy soft-sided cooler filled with their favorite cold beverages. Not only does its waxed cotton canvas exterior look way cooler than a cardboard box, but it comes with a retractable bottle opener built-in so you never have to worry about it walking off - like those koozies you never saw a second time. The Beer Caddy comes with a removable padded divider and an adjustable shoulder strap. It holds six bottles securely, while allowing you to remove each bottle without having to open the flap. Keep your beverages cold and classy with the coolest beer caddy you've ever laid your eyes on.
           
          from Texas
          Age Range:35 to 44
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Great caddy. When you need to move a six pack and want to look stylish. This works nicely. The ou...
          PostedOctober 23, 2019
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          Great caddy. When you need to move a six pack and want to look stylish. This works nicely. The outer green looks nice. it mars easy, but that is by design. Its comfortable on your shoulder and better yet, if you are carrying it there are a handful of beers by your side. I tested with 6 tall-boys and 6 bottles. Bottles work best, and smaller cans would have been better, but tall cans do fit.
          The bottom is a little weak. When you are down to 1-2 beers, it will sag more and if its 2 beers there will be lots of clinking. I also felt the 'removable' inner spacer was kind of annoying I wish it was held down with velcro. But its not the end of the world. Also in one of the pockets is a bottle Read More
          Great caddy. When you need to move a six pack and want to look stylish. This works nicely. The outer green looks nice. it mars easy, but that is by design. Its comfortable on your shoulder and better yet, if you are carrying it there are a handful of beers by your side. I tested with 6 tall-boys and 6 bottles. Bottles work best, and smaller cans would have been better, but tall cans do fit.
          The bottom is a little weak. When you are down to 1-2 beers, it will sag more and if its 2 beers there will be lots of clinking. I also felt the 'removable' inner spacer was kind of annoying I wish it was held down with velcro. But its not the end of the world. Also in one of the pockets is a bottle opener on a retractable lanyard. Really its great for a picnic. Read Less
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          Hampton Bay LED powered ceiling light fixtures are designed to enhance any decor and with a clean, fresh appearance. This modern LED ceiling light fixture easily mounts flush with the ceiling. The protective brushed nickel finish will look great for years to come, and the white lens diffuses the LED light evenly. You won't see any dark spots or shadows. This flush mount uses a LED powered lighting engine instead of light bulbs to produce higher quality light for a fraction of the electricity, saving you money off your utility bill. This light fixture produces 3,100 Lumens (about the equivalent of three 100-Watt bulbs) using only 40-Watt. The LED lighting source is made to last for 45 years at 3 hours per day; there are no bulbs to replace -ever.
           
          from Texas
          Age Range:35 to 44
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Replaced some 15 year old track lighting in my galley kitchen, and what a difference. For years w...
          PostedOctober 21, 2019
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          Replaced some 15 year old track lighting in my galley kitchen, and what a difference. For years we have disliked our track lighting but not enough to swap it out. Finally the team came, and so glad we made the change. The light is so much more uniform. It produces a 'hint of yellow' (closer to white than yellow) light that covers the kitchen nicely. The looks are great. Metal end caps with a metal strip down the middle. The white diffuser is made of plastic, (why I took 1 star off quality).
          You hang it using screws and slide the light onto the screws. Wiring it up was straight forward and the light even comes with a safety cable - so if the light shifts for whatever reason (earthquake?) Read More
          Replaced some 15 year old track lighting in my galley kitchen, and what a difference. For years we have disliked our track lighting but not enough to swap it out. Finally the team came, and so glad we made the change. The light is so much more uniform. It produces a 'hint of yellow' (closer to white than yellow) light that covers the kitchen nicely. The looks are great. Metal end caps with a metal strip down the middle. The white diffuser is made of plastic, (why I took 1 star off quality).
          You hang it using screws and slide the light onto the screws. Wiring it up was straight forward and the light even comes with a safety cable - so if the light shifts for whatever reason (earthquake?) it won't dangle from the power connections, but from the safety wire instead.
          I'm very pleased with the look and light of this light. Read Less
          Pros: Looks Great, Stylish, Unique
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          The Fire Stump, for The Perfect fire.This specially designed stand helps create and maintain the perfect Tee Pee style fire.It's unique design cradles your logs to hold them upright and prevent them from falling over. As your fire burns, the embers fall into the middle and you can keep adding more logs around the outside. Made from Steel and zinc plated, it measures 12 in. x 12 in. x 12 in. Patent Pending. Color: clear.
           
          from Texas
          Age Range:35 to 44
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Works as a fire set-er-upper. If you have made a teepee fire before, this does a good job of maki...
          PostedOctober 21, 2019
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          Works as a fire set-er-upper. If you have made a teepee fire before, this does a good job of making it easy to configure. Its about a foot square at the top and wider at the base, so it will be a big fire. It was bigger than I expected when I ordered it. While not a bad thing, I did add a picture of my shoe inside the base to help give some more dimensional understanding. There is also a hole in the middle of the top that really helps make the kindling get going super fast. Sort of a chimney action.
          Why not 5 stars. The welds and metal are rough and sharp. While you won't be handling it a bunch, I envision throwing it in my camper and bringing it camping. It will get dirty/dusty - but Read More
          Works as a fire set-er-upper. If you have made a teepee fire before, this does a good job of making it easy to configure. Its about a foot square at the top and wider at the base, so it will be a big fire. It was bigger than I expected when I ordered it. While not a bad thing, I did add a picture of my shoe inside the base to help give some more dimensional understanding. There is also a hole in the middle of the top that really helps make the kindling get going super fast. Sort of a chimney action.
          Why not 5 stars. The welds and metal are rough and sharp. While you won't be handling it a bunch, I envision throwing it in my camper and bringing it camping. It will get dirty/dusty - but that's to be expected. I do wish it was collapsable. Again it comes back to my key use case, taking it camping where space is a premium. Taking up 1.5 cubic feet of volume is a lot. (Though I won't remove any stars for that - its working as intended). I did take it camping last weekend, and it made for an easy single match fire. Lots of space for small pieces of wood and paper down low and larger wood around the sides. Fire started right up. roasted hot dogs and marshmallows over it. After its first use, the metal has changed color but its still sturdy. There are some charred on marks from where food or sap hit the metal but its not rusted. Read Less
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          The AirShim Pro is a contractor-grade inflatable air wedge for window, door and cabinet installations. It replaces damaging pry bars and wooden shims. The AirShim Pro allows a single installer to position and hold items in place, saving job site time and reducing labor costs by providing an extra hand in installations. It's perfect for window and door installers, interior construction professionals, installers of appliances and small equipment, other skilled craftsmen and serious DIYs. Versatile - can be used in the shop, on the job site, in the home or anywhere you need to lift and align objects.
           
          from Texas
          Age Range:35 to 44
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Great for hanging doors - I initially picked this up to help me square up a pre-hung door. It rea...
          PostedOctober 21, 2019
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          Great for hanging doors - I initially picked this up to help me square up a pre-hung door. It really made that process easier vs trying to wedge items in. (Though I did add shims after I got the frame where I wanted it, having the air shim lets me get it to that point much faster). I also used it to help pop an old frame off the wall. I was able to get it into the gap between the wall and the door and used this to move it far enough it took the nails out mostly.
          It gets down thin enough, about ⅛", so it can fit in most spots and grows to about 1.5" wide. And the little button to let the air out works nicely when you want to drop it just a bit.
          I was concerned it would be tough to Read More
          Great for hanging doors - I initially picked this up to help me square up a pre-hung door. It really made that process easier vs trying to wedge items in. (Though I did add shims after I got the frame where I wanted it, having the air shim lets me get it to that point much faster). I also used it to help pop an old frame off the wall. I was able to get it into the gap between the wall and the door and used this to move it far enough it took the nails out mostly.
          It gets down thin enough, about ⅛", so it can fit in most spots and grows to about 1.5" wide. And the little button to let the air out works nicely when you want to drop it just a bit.
          I was concerned it would be tough to squeeze the ball and fill the bladder when under load. But it was not bad at all. I even used my left hand, which I had broken my wrist on 2 months ago, so its still very weak - and it had no problems. Very pleased. Read Less
          Pros: Accurate, Durable, Strong
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          Authentic and simple describe the Wharf Side 8-light pendant. The decorative rope suspension and vintage bulbs (included) add an understated elegance to the rustic design. Finished in textured bronze.
           

          Can this light be put on a dimmer?

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          Peg
          May 22, 2016
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          BB101
          Texas
          October 6, 2016
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          Yes it can be put on a dimmer. Actually it looks great on a dimmer and I highly suggest it.
           
          Powerful things can come in small packages like TotalPond's 140 GPH Fountain Pump. This energy efficient pump is a good fit for small to medium fountains and can pump heights up to 4 ft. high. This neat and compact pump is quiet so you can enjoy nature's soundscape, not mechanical noises. The 140 GPH Fountain Pump has an adjustable water flow control and is easy to operate. This energy efficient pump is eco-friendly.
           

          Is this particular pump submerseable?

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          rowdie11311
          April 27, 2012
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          BB101
          Texas
          July 15, 2015
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          Yes the pump must be completely submersed in order for it to function.
           
          Powerful things can come in small packages like TotalPond's 140 GPH Fountain Pump. This energy efficient pump is a good fit for small to medium fountains and can pump heights up to 4 ft. high. This neat and compact pump is quiet so you can enjoy nature's soundscape, not mechanical noises. The 140 GPH Fountain Pump has an adjustable water flow control and is easy to operate. This energy efficient pump is eco-friendly.
           

          How long is the cord?

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          atticlight
          October 7, 2014
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          BB101
          Texas
          July 15, 2015
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          6 feet
           
          Powerful things can come in small packages like TotalPond's 140 GPH Fountain Pump. This energy efficient pump is a good fit for small to medium fountains and can pump heights up to 4 ft. high. This neat and compact pump is quiet so you can enjoy nature's soundscape, not mechanical noises. The 140 GPH Fountain Pump has an adjustable water flow control and is easy to operate. This energy efficient pump is eco-friendly.
           

          Does the pump pull the water off the bottom or from the sides of the pump?

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          countryboy
          Baltimore MD
          July 10, 2015
          for my situation the water level is only about three or maybe 4 inches deep. That's why I'm looking for a pump to pull it off the bottom
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          BB101
          Texas
          July 15, 2015
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          The water is pulled from the side of the pump housing. The location of the water inlet goes up about 1.5 inches (maybe 2 inches).
           
          Rip through underbrush and even small trees with a powerful Machete that outperforms flimsy, stamped-steel blades. An 22 in. long, tempered steel blade features an ultra-sharp edge that will clear everything from light brush to heavy, woody growth. A lightweight design increases swing speed to help you clear brush more quickly, and a Softgrip handle provides excellent grip and comfortable use.
           

          Is there a sheathe ?

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          alawishes
          December 27, 2013
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          BB101
          Texas
          June 23, 2015
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          No sheathe is included. I have re-used the cardboard case it arrived in. It won't last forever but should help for a few years.