BB101
  • Review count
    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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          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. Color: Fingerprint Resistant Stainless Steel.
           
          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. Color: Greige Twist Low Gloss.
           
          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
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          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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          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?

          Asked by
          Peg
          May 22, 2016
          Asked by
          BB101
          Texas
          October 6, 2016
          Answer: 
          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?

          Asked by
          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
          Asked by
          BB101
          Texas
          July 15, 2015
          Answer: 
          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.