BB101
  • Review count
    379
  • Helpfulness votes
    522
  • Average rating
    4.5
    4.5 out of 5
  • First Review:
    February 12, 2013
  • Last Review:
    October 21, 2019
 
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      • Review count
        379
      • Helpfulness votes
        522
      • Average rating
        4.5
        4.5 out of 5
      • First Review:
        February 12, 2013
      • Last Review:
        October 21, 2019
       
      Questions & Answers
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        • Answer count
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          BB101's Reviews
           
          The Rubi Practic 21 in. Manual Tile Cutter is an excellent value manual cutter ideal for do-it-yourself tile installers. It is designed to cut up to 21 in. tiles, 15 in. on a diagonal. It is durable, lightweight and easy to use. Moving Breaking System designed to permit 50 Degree angle cuts.
           
          from Texas
          Age Range:35 to 44
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Solid construction and good tile cutter
          PostedJuly 11, 2015
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          This tile cutter is made of quality materials and does a great job. I used it to add some tiles around my wash basin.
          The product itself is very simple but designed well. You have 2 bars that allow the scoring device to scratch/score the tile. Also on the same item is a cracking bar that when you push down on will snap the tile along the line you just scored.
          The cutter includes a nice soft rubber that holds the tile in place and a measure/wall to push the tile up against when working.
          I wish it had some feet on the bottom so I didn't have to use it on the ground or on a workbench. But great product.
          Pros: Easy to Clean, Sturdy, Effective
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          MELNOR Melnor Turbo Rotary Sprinkler on Spike
          MELNOR Melnor Turbo Rotary Sprinkler on Spike
          The 5,000 sq. ft. Turbo Rotary Sprinkler has a quiet motor, which makes it an ideal sprinkler for early morning watering. The sprinkler can be adjusted 360° to ensure full-yard coverage. Silent Turbo motor provides quiet long-range coverage and diffuses spray on the return.
           
          from Texas
          Age Range:35 to 44
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          A quieter option for covering large areas
          PostedJune 25, 2015
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          The gear driven rotary sprinkler by melnor does a good job covering a large space.
          The capabilities are pretty rudimentary, and I am not sure how long they would last in the Texas sun but its first run worked well.
          The sprinkler spike and water connector are a light weight metallic compound. The core body of the sprinkler is made of plastic. It has 2 concentric yellow rings on the bottom that can be moved to change how far left and right the sprinkler turns. Now the least impressive adjustment, the top yellow bit. Its a small plastic piece that slides in and out (I see this as being the first part to break). It controls how large the spray is and how far it goes. When placed all the way Read More
          The gear driven rotary sprinkler by melnor does a good job covering a large space.
          The capabilities are pretty rudimentary, and I am not sure how long they would last in the Texas sun but its first run worked well.
          The sprinkler spike and water connector are a light weight metallic compound. The core body of the sprinkler is made of plastic. It has 2 concentric yellow rings on the bottom that can be moved to change how far left and right the sprinkler turns. Now the least impressive adjustment, the top yellow bit. Its a small plastic piece that slides in and out (I see this as being the first part to break). It controls how large the spray is and how far it goes. When placed all the way in, nothing blocks the spray and you have a steady stream hitting about 25 feet out (no downward spray). The yellow tab moves into the water flow and knocks down the stream thus letting more water drop to the ground and also shrinks how far it sprays. Very simple but not entirely good when it comes to fine-tuning.
          Overall I like what the sprinkler does, but I wish there was better fine tuning. Too bad it wasn't made of stronger materiel like metal. Read Less
          Cons: Not Durable
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          1out of 1found this review helpful.
           
          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.
           
          from Texas
          Age Range:35 to 44
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Great for clearing brush
          PostedJune 23, 2015
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          I'd used a machete as a kid to help clear some light brush and grasses. When I purchased a house I found I needed a new machete.
          The Fiskar 22 inch machete provides a large steel blade with a soft rubberized handle. It at 22 inches it provides good speed when swinging and thus does a good job of clearing brush.
          The blade itself arrived duller than i would like, so after my initial tests I spent a few minutes sharpening the blade. The sharper option does provide a much better cut, and with less effort.
          I also used the newly sharpened blade to take down a small 2" weed-tree that had been bothering me for a few months. Only took about 30 swings or so, which is pretty good.
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          I'd used a machete as a kid to help clear some light brush and grasses. When I purchased a house I found I needed a new machete.
          The Fiskar 22 inch machete provides a large steel blade with a soft rubberized handle. It at 22 inches it provides good speed when swinging and thus does a good job of clearing brush.
          The blade itself arrived duller than i would like, so after my initial tests I spent a few minutes sharpening the blade. The sharper option does provide a much better cut, and with less effort.
          I also used the newly sharpened blade to take down a small 2" weed-tree that had been bothering me for a few months. Only took about 30 swings or so, which is pretty good.
          I'm docking ¼ star for the dull to start blade. and ¾ stars because it does not come with a sheath of some sort. Instead it is being stored in its white cardboard box it was sold in. Would also be nice if the end came with a small leather strap, not to worry, I added my own.
          I'm pleased with the machete, does what it should. A little machete tip - if you are going to be weeding, use a walking stick and put it in front of the leg opposite to the swinging arm. This a) gives you something to lean on and helps your back hold out longer, and b) acts as a guard should you not slow down / stop in time. Rather than hitting your leg, you get the walking stick. far fewer stitches. Read Less
          Pros: Durable, Accurate, Good Size & Weight, Light Weight
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          6out of 7found this review helpful.
           
          This commercial hose is designed to withstand impacts, resist kinks and limit damaging abrasions. This hose can withstand the rigorous usage from a typical work site or be used in a normal garden setting. Heavy-duty crush-proof couplings along with a durable abrasion-resistant cover make this hose very popular with the demanding industrial trade. Added reinforcement gives this hose high burst strength for varying water pressures and long life on the job.
           
          from Texas
          Age Range:35 to 44
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          A hose is a hose - but they are not all made alike
          PostedJune 23, 2015
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          No, I do not recommend this product.
          If you are in the market for a hose that doesn't kink, is long and strong. That will stand the test of time; I'm not really sure this product will work for you. The hose arrived, I plugged it into my outside faucet connections and tried to unroll it while it was on. That seemed to fail quickly as it kinked on itself very quickly.
          I also noticed a slightly reduced water flow as compared to my usual hose. (The sprinkler wasn't going as far as it usually does).
          Upon closer inspection I found the hose to be very weak walled, hence the quick to kink.
          I did really like the connection nut they use on this hose, its huge! And makes it really easy for me to move the hose from spigot to spigot.
          If you are in the market for a hose that doesn't kink, is long and strong. That will stand the test of time; I'm not really sure this product will work for you. The hose arrived, I plugged it into my outside faucet connections and tried to unroll it while it was on. That seemed to fail quickly as it kinked on itself very quickly.
          I also noticed a slightly reduced water flow as compared to my usual hose. (The sprinkler wasn't going as far as it usually does).
          Upon closer inspection I found the hose to be very weak walled, hence the quick to kink.
          I did really like the connection nut they use on this hose, its huge! And makes it really easy for me to move the hose from spigot to spigot.
          So if you need 100 feet of hose, that you don't mind fighting with as you unravel it or move sprinklers, this is the hose for you. Read Less
          Cons: Not Durable
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          32out of 35found this review helpful.
           
          Replacing an entire fence can be an expensive and difficult task. Simpson Strong-Tie offers a line of products designed to help make reinforcing fence posts easy and economical. The E-Z Base, E-Z Mender and E-Z Spike offer simple solutions for all types of fence post projects.
           
          from Texas
          Age Range:35 to 44
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Verified Purchase:Yes
          Mending shaky fence post ... Much easier than installing a new post
          PostedJune 23, 2015
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          Had a good wind storm that knocked over a fence post which had a good lean to it already. After searching for how to replace the post I came across the mender product. Grabbed 2 of them, some good outdoor screws and a mallet.
          Install was very easy, even in very tough Texas soil. Took me about 20 minutes to get the fence post repaired.
          Since installing the post itself is very solid and has held up to some strong 50+mph wind gusts during the recent tropical storm.
          Pros: Easy to Install, Economical, Reliable
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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...

          Asked by
          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. Color: White.
           

          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. Size: 30.30 In..
           

          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. Color: Slate.
           

          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. Color: Polished Chrome.
           

          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.