DIYgurl
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      • Review count
        241
      • Helpfulness votes
        221
      • Average rating
        4.4
        4.4 out of 5
      • First Review:
        August 9, 2016
      • Last Review:
        December 26, 2019
       
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          The DCS388T1 is maximized for runtime and durability. It delivers the power of a corded reciprocating saw with the portability and convenience of cordless through DEWALT's revolutionary FLEXVOLT technology. The DCS388T1 comes with one 60-Volt Max Lithium-Ion battery and fast charger.
           
          from Georgia, USA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Built like a TANK and works just as hard!
          PostedOctober 6, 2016
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          The first thing that you notice right off the bat is the weight. It's close to 12lbs. One would think that the weight would be a bit off-putting, but there is a reason for it - that weight helps the operator get behind that weight to complete your saw job.
          The sheer power behind this tool is INCREDIBLE! The main reason why this tool was ordered was for help with building a covered patio out off the back of our home. There were pressure treated 6x6's that had to be notched out and they were beasts to get through. The circular saw was only able to dig into a small area of it. we needed BRAUN! Out came the FlexVolt Reciprocating Saw, and BOOM notches were completed in no time flat! The time
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          The first thing that you notice right off the bat is the weight. It's close to 12lbs. One would think that the weight would be a bit off-putting, but there is a reason for it - that weight helps the operator get behind that weight to complete your saw job.
          The sheer power behind this tool is INCREDIBLE! The main reason why this tool was ordered was for help with building a covered patio out off the back of our home. There were pressure treated 6x6's that had to be notched out and they were beasts to get through. The circular saw was only able to dig into a small area of it. we needed BRAUN! Out came the FlexVolt Reciprocating Saw, and BOOM notches were completed in no time flat! The time saving factor alone because of it's power was substantial. This saw is a beast, and it can tackle any situation that you put in front of it. Using this tool only becomes easier because it also has a helpful light built into the front of the saw to help light up your work surfaces!
          Now lets talk about that battery charger! The battery arrived with a slight charge from the factory - so I popped it into the TurboCharger - in a half an hour it was FULLY charged! The charger itself has a fan inside to allow it to power up your battery fast than a regular lithium tool charger!
          The FlexVolt allows you to use the 60V supplied battery for full power OR you can use one of the DeWalt 20V batteries for a little less power, but it still works with quite a punch of power! We used that original battery all day off and on today in six beefy pressure treated 6x6's and it never wavered on it's original charge - we literally could not put a dent in draining the battery -- now I'm sure that a professional construction crew would be able to put a good dent in the power, but I gotta say, that battery just trudged through and powered through without any indication of it being a difficult job by any means. It's built to be USED. It's built to LAST, and it's built to SAW - without a doubt one of THE most impressive tools that we've tested out in a very long time! Well worth making this your choice - it's going to last! Add to all of this that it comes in a very nicely made heavy duty work bag, and it's a tool that should be at the top of any serious builder looking for a long lasting tool that will be there for the long term!
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          Pros: All In One, Durable, Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, Long-Lasting, Powerful, Sturdy, has a guide light built into the front, super fast battery charging, flexible voltage depending on v of lithium battery
          Cons: slightly heavy - but in a good way
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          7out of 9found this review helpful.
           
          EZVIZ Husky HD 1080p Outdoor Wi-Fi Video Security Camera 16GB MicroSD Works with Alexa Using IFTTT
           
          from Georgia, USA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Must have power supply nearby,,,,
          PostedOctober 1, 2016
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          I was very happy to see this camera system specifically identify as a camera that can work with my already owned Amazon Echo and Alexa App. I had an outside camera that was already in use, and I planned on taking it down, and setting this one up in it's place by my front door.
          This was a great plan until I opened up the box and saw that it needed it's own 'dedicated' power supply. Meaning that it has a plug in power supply connector cord, that needs to be plugged into an outlet (or extension cord). This is something that is not readily available up in my attic, specifically near the eaves of my house, where my current camera is connected. I was HOPING that I'd just be able to swap the Read More
          I was very happy to see this camera system specifically identify as a camera that can work with my already owned Amazon Echo and Alexa App. I had an outside camera that was already in use, and I planned on taking it down, and setting this one up in it's place by my front door.
          This was a great plan until I opened up the box and saw that it needed it's own 'dedicated' power supply. Meaning that it has a plug in power supply connector cord, that needs to be plugged into an outlet (or extension cord). This is something that is not readily available up in my attic, specifically near the eaves of my house, where my current camera is connected. I was HOPING that I'd just be able to swap the plugs on the old camera, and it would be sort of a plug and play option, but unfortunately, that is not the case.
          Making matters worse, the power supply plug, only comes with a three foot cord. It's not giving me a lot of options right now, and to be honest, I'm kinda bummed because I can't really tell what the camera and the applied app, are capable of, because I can't get it set up into the area where I want it to go. And because of the way my house is designed, I'm not thrilled at the idea of placing a different camera in a totally different area. The older system has a camera pointing down at my front door that really is the best possible angle while keeping the camera itself, up and out of the way and sightline.
          I will continue to think about my options or possible fixes, but until then, I'm sort of stuck with a camera that I cannot use as of this moment. I will update if the situation does change, and an install was possible. Read Less
          Pros: Nice Design
          Cons: needs a dedicated power supply, power supply cord is way too short
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          1out of 3found this review helpful.
           
          The Sienna Visio window steam cleaner is a lightweight, easy to use multi-purpose handheld (electric) steam cleaner designed to steam clean virtually every window, glass and other surface around the home. The unit features 1200-Watt of professional level steam cleaning power, a 23 ft. cord for excellent range and mobility, it heats up in less than 30 seconds. It has a 280 ml/9.5 oz. clear view water tank where you can see your water level and enjoy many minutes of window cleaning between refills. There is no need to cool down the unit before you refill the tank providing endless cleaning time. A locking trigger controls the steam flow so you can clean effortlessly using only the steam desired. Accessories are changes with the touch of a quick release button. The unit includes the following accessories: 11 in. and 8 in. squeegee attachments perfect to clean most window sizes, 4 small nylon brushes that attach to the jet nozzle and the angle concentrator fitting to clean in the corners, the track, and around the window frame, a measuring cup and funnel for filling unit. It powers through dirt and grime on all your household glass, window and other surfaces making them sparkling clean in no time using no window cleaner chemicals.
           
          from Georgia, USA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Usage frequency:Weekly
          Received free product:Yes
          Fantastic all in one device for cleaning AND wrinkles!
          PostedSeptember 28, 2016
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          What I really love about this cleaner is that is does WINDOWS! It comes with two different sized squeegees for glass, mirrors and windows.
          But the cleaning options don't stop there. Also included are different sized brushes and tools for getting into little tight areas.
          For my shower,instead of trying to clean larger areas with the little brush attachment, I actually used a scrub brush in conjunction with the steamer. This is only to help scrub off bigger flat areas that I didn't want to tackle with the little brush - the larger squeegee actually made much better use of my time for my shower cleaning when added my own extra large scrub brush into the mix. The little brushes that are Read More
          What I really love about this cleaner is that is does WINDOWS! It comes with two different sized squeegees for glass, mirrors and windows.
          But the cleaning options don't stop there. Also included are different sized brushes and tools for getting into little tight areas.
          For my shower,instead of trying to clean larger areas with the little brush attachment, I actually used a scrub brush in conjunction with the steamer. This is only to help scrub off bigger flat areas that I didn't want to tackle with the little brush - the larger squeegee actually made much better use of my time for my shower cleaning when added my own extra large scrub brush into the mix. The little brushes that are included were perfect for the corners and soap dishes.
          I just love that it can hold a fairly large amount of water for creating steam without me needing to refill it constantly.
          It really gets into every kind of grime and helps to sanitize the areas. Steam is safe without the use of chemicals - what a better way to clean! This is especially smart if you have chemical sensitivity issues or allergies. I also like that I don't have to worry about my pets getting near the shower when cleaning it because I'm not using detergents or cleaning agents that can be harmful to them. My dogs somehow like to jump into the shower anytime they see the door open, and by using steam I certainly don't have to worry about them getting into the stall and being exposed to any danger.
          And now my secret weapon in this cool gadget? I can also steam out the wrinkles in my clothes!!!! The wide squeegee also worked perfectly to helping to smooth out wrinkles! The fact that I also have a way to get wrinkles out of material is AMAZING, because for me, this really came in handy when I was changing out my bedding duvets for the seasons -I have a king sized bed, and every spring and fall I swap out my duvet covers. It never fails that they always come out wrinkled and It used to take me ages to iron them out. It was a job that I hated. but now, I use the large squeegee attachment, and I can put the duvet on the bed, and just steam out the wrinkles! It works fantastic!
          This is an all in one gadget that just hits the spot no matter what I need to be cleaned or tackled! I cleaned out my oven and the oven door window without any issues too. I love that I don't have to add chemicals or spend more money on something else.
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          Pros: Cleans Edges/Corners Well, Easy to Empty Filter, Easy to Use, Good for All Surfaces, Good Size & Lightweight, Great Value, Looks Great, Lots of Features, Nice Design, Performs Well, Sturdy, can be used as a fabric steamer!, no chemicals!, lots of attachments
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          5out of 5found this review helpful.
           
          Pulse by Sengled is an integrated LED BR30 down/can/track-light with wireless JBL audio speakers. Simply install the pulse like any other light bulb, wirelessly connect the pulse from any bluetooth-enabled phone, tablet or PC, and immediately enjoy your favorite media apps in your kitchen, living room and patio or wherever there is a light socket. For even greater control and enjoyment, download our iOS or Android mobile app to control light/sound intensity, audio equalizer modes, and launch your favorite media apps (e.g. Pandora, Spotify, Tune In Radio, etc.) directly from the pulse mobile app. Compared to traditional desk-top bluetooth speakers, the pulse is a space saver because it is integrated into light bulb socket. It also does not require any power cords or speaker cables. The pulse delivers better quality since it is a true multi-channel audio system that is distributed over multiple speakers, whereas most desktop bluetooth speakers generate sounds with little to no spatial separation.
           
          from Georgia, USA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          These are fantastic -- but there is an issue with the size & shape for "can lights".
          PostedSeptember 24, 2016
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          First let me say how much I just ADORE this idea! It really is fantastic and very much needed. I love that I get two for one needs met out of one item (or in this case - two in a set).
          These are meant to be screwed into a light socket, freestanding lamp, or an over head "can light" (AKA: High Hat). The over head light application seems to be the best of all worlds, because you get to have bot the light and the music coming form the unit, coming down over head.
          Being that the speaker bulbs have some weight to them, when putting them into a taller table lamp, one might use extra caution in placing them into the most stable setting for them to be 100% safe and sturdy. If you do place them
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          First let me say how much I just ADORE this idea! It really is fantastic and very much needed. I love that I get two for one needs met out of one item (or in this case - two in a set).
          These are meant to be screwed into a light socket, freestanding lamp, or an over head "can light" (AKA: High Hat). The over head light application seems to be the best of all worlds, because you get to have bot the light and the music coming form the unit, coming down over head.
          Being that the speaker bulbs have some weight to them, when putting them into a taller table lamp, one might use extra caution in placing them into the most stable setting for them to be 100% safe and sturdy. If you do place them into table or free standing lamps, make extra certain that the light has a sturdy base, so they cannot be knocked over, if the lamp is bumped and cause any possible damage to the units.
          But in my case, the biggest issue that I'm having was trying to place them up into my kitchen ceiling recessed lights. It seems that, that not all 'can lights' are created equal, and are made the same. In this instance, MY lights, are tapered at the bulb base, and then spread out wide at the bulb 'top' portion where the bulb sticks out into the ceiling, to spot shine the light down onto your area.
          The 'speaker lights however, are not tapered, and are all one continual uniform size ALL the way around. They simply would not fit into any of my existing 'can light receptacles'. My home isn't that old either, it was built in 2008. So, I'm not quite sure if newer lights are being produced at a different size now. But, one thing is certain that, I will now have to replace my recessed lighting cans specifically to fit the speaker bulbs.
          Which is a bit deflating because, there are several YouTube videos, clearly showing plenty of people simply screwing the speaker right into their existing lights, and pumping up the tunes!
          So, now that I explained my issues, and it is out of the way, I will tell you without any question that, they ARE totally worth the slight trouble of swapping out of the old lights, just to get the full appreciation of these incredible new light speaker combo units. I fully intend on bringing the little speaker with me into my Home Depot, when shopping for the new light bases - this gives me full ability to double check the speaker bulb for fit. It's an extra expense that was not in my plan, but the speakers sound good enough to make sure of that the retrofit light fixtures are worth both time and trouble to do so!
          Of course I wanted to actually hear how they sounded, so I simply plugged them into a set of table lamps. When using the Bluetooth feature alone, I had them up and running in an INSTANT via my phone! I could control the volume from the phone and the song choice -- but in order to dim the bulbs, and adjust the equalizer controls the "Sengled Pulse" APP needs to be downloaded. This didn't go quite as easy as I had hoped. I will be looking more into how the app works once I get them installed into the correct placement in the house. The app isn't the best working part about these lights, and I do wish that they would pay a bit more attention to upgrading the app and making it more user friendly.
          But of course, the app is available for Apple products, and Android.
          The app is important because it allows you to use ANY the newest streaming radio stations (like Pandora, IHeartRadio, etc) from your new speaker lights! You can also hook up to a maximum of eight pairs of Pulse Speaker bulbs together! They have a range of 100feet and can be used from "room to room" for continual sound throughout your entire home! They are simply AMAZING! It is yet another one of those items that you didn't know you needed them until you have them in hand and can SEE how incredibly enhanced they can and do make your life!
          I would without a doubt highly suggest these speakers with lights! I'd have given them 5 stars if they had been more friendly to ALL can light shapes - and a better working APP.
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          Pros: Compact, Easy Installation, Easy to Use, Eco-Friendly, Great Dimming, Great Sound Quality, Lots of Features, Loud, Nice Design, Stylish, Very Bright, works with any streaming radio or playlist, works with android or apple, two in one purchase and use!
          Cons: the size takes special size "can light" fixtures, app is not totally user friendly
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          LittleGiantLadderSystems QuickStep 4 ft. - 6 ft. Aluminum Ladder Type IA 300 lbs. Rated
          LittleGiantLadderSystems QuickStep 4 ft. - 6 ft. Aluminum Ladder Type IA 300 lbs. Rated
          The QuickStep is a lightweight, industrial-strength for in-home, commercial and professional use combination step stool and adjustable stepladder. The QuickStep features extra-deep rungs and a wide-flared leg for extra comfort and stability. It can be used safely on stairs and uneven surfaces and includes the innovative no-pinch Comfort Step, Little Giant's exclusive spreader and standing platform system.
           
          from Georgia, USA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          It's skinny but strong!
          PostedSeptember 23, 2016
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          First impression? It's really skinny. And the only issue with that is that one must get past this in their head. Often when one things skinny, one thinks 'frail' -- and if there is on thing that this is not - is frail! The bottom of the bas spreads out much further on each side. This gives this little guy a larger footprint base to keep it stable. It also gives the user an ability to use it in smaller spaces.
          We have the "Little Giant Ultra" and it's a BEAST. It's a pain in the rear to move around in areas where a huge ladders isn't friendly - like closets or a bathroom tub or shower (when painting a bathroom). This ladder gives you the full ability to use it as a folding ladder or a full
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          First impression? It's really skinny. And the only issue with that is that one must get past this in their head. Often when one things skinny, one thinks 'frail' -- and if there is on thing that this is not - is frail! The bottom of the bas spreads out much further on each side. This gives this little guy a larger footprint base to keep it stable. It also gives the user an ability to use it in smaller spaces.
          We have the "Little Giant Ultra" and it's a BEAST. It's a pain in the rear to move around in areas where a huge ladders isn't friendly - like closets or a bathroom tub or shower (when painting a bathroom). This ladder gives you the full ability to use it as a folding ladder or a full out extended ladder. The multiple positions really give this ladder system a full ability to do things and get into spaces that other ladders just can't.
          Once you get past the 'skinny' aspect in your brain and realize that you are indeed secure, climb on up and get to work! You won't need to worry!
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          Pros: Durable, Easy to Clean, Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, High Quality, Looks Great, Lots of Features, Nice Design, Sturdy, fit into tight areas, lots of configurations
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          Connect your Ring stick-up camera to an everlasting power source with this Ring solar panel. It hooks up to the Ring stick-up camera with a USB micro cable that can keep the camera charged with just a few hours of daylight. The Ring solar panel unit is weather resistant, making it suitable for most climates.
           

          What other equipment is needed to hook up solar panel to ring stick up camera other than a USB cable? Are any other bat

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          December 5, 2019
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          DIYgurl
          Georgia, USA
          December 6, 2019
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          It doesn't need anything but sunlight! Just make sure that your solar panel is in a good location to get at least six hours of sunshine per day - the cord length that is included is more than ample (in most cases) for you to be able to most likely be able to position your camera just about anywhere you may need it.
          We really love ours - just set it up and forget about it running out of power, the Read More
          It doesn't need anything but sunlight! Just make sure that your solar panel is in a good location to get at least six hours of sunshine per day - the cord length that is included is more than ample (in most cases) for you to be able to most likely be able to position your camera just about anywhere you may need it.
          We really love ours - just set it up and forget about it running out of power, the solar panel does it's job! Read Less
           

          Ca you use these for outdoor flood lamps ?

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          Ryan
          November 22, 2019
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          DIYgurl
          Georgia, USA
          November 25, 2019
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          I don't believe so. I've looked over the description and nothing in the wording nor the visuals shows them being used in an outdoor setting. However, I looked up their toll free number where you can definitely ask the company - this way they can point you in the right direction if they are not compatible for outdoor use.
          Phillips General Lighting Inquiries
          1-800-555-0050
           
          Quickly clean up spills with a wipe in our over-the-range microwave thanks to its CleanRelease non-stick interior. Free up cooktop space by steaming foods like vegetables or fish right in your over-the-oven microwave. Use sensor cooking that adjusts the cook time so your food comes out of your over-the-range microwave ready to eat. Color: Fingerprint Resistant Stainless Steel.
           

          I have a GE over range microwave. When they put it up 3 years ago they put up a mount is the moun...

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          Kathy
          November 15, 2019
          I have a GE over range microwave. When they put it up 3 years ago they put up a mount is the mount
          I have ok to mount this new microwave
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          DIYgurl
          Georgia, USA
          November 16, 2019
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          I would think so - because the men that recently installed ours, said that the bracket is standard for almost all over the range microwaves - and they just reused the one that we already had up as well.
           

          will these work with a Mesh WIFI network. The problem I have been reading about is that these li...

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          WIFI
          October 29, 2019
          will these work with a Mesh WIFI network. The problem I have been reading about is that these lights only work on 2.4ghz and wont connect to 5 ghz. A mesh network such as netgears ORBI autoslects the fastest speed that is closest to what you are trying to connect (usually 5 ghz). If this is the case will lights conect to wifi?
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          DIYgurl
          Georgia, USA
          October 29, 2019
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          They set up on the 2.4ghz - then they can be integrated to your whole house wifi - we currently have a Linksys mesh wifi system, we have the 2.4ghz set up as our guest access for when we have company, they get their own special password. Your Orbi system should do the same thing. But the house is run off of the 5ghz as our Main Wif iSource. We have zero issues with this set up and these bulbs. Once you Read More
          They set up on the 2.4ghz - then they can be integrated to your whole house wifi - we currently have a Linksys mesh wifi system, we have the 2.4ghz set up as our guest access for when we have company, they get their own special password. Your Orbi system should do the same thing. But the house is run off of the 5ghz as our Main Wif iSource. We have zero issues with this set up and these bulbs. Once you get them set up, they pretty much run themselves. It's very rare that I even need to go into the app to work them - however after a power outage, I do have to go in and turn them off ---- for some reason, every wifi light wants to come on after a power blip. Read Less
           
          Home Decorators Collection Cinder Wood Fusion is a delightful American wood blend created from old barn walls, an early 20th century manufacturing house floor and Midwestern US fence pieces. This design captures the great history of the United States in a cohesive style that will work in any home or business. Four different species are represented in this flooring: Oak, White Walnut, heavily weathered Pine and Birch. The Embossed in Register authentic texture and popular gray color completes the design, elevating this reclaimed look to a new level of style.
           

          how well will this instal on a cement slap or should I install subflooring

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          patrickD
          September 13, 2019
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          DIYgurl
          Georgia, USA
          September 13, 2019
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          We used the rolled red barrier with the styrofoam beads embedded in it and it has been holding up perfectly on our slab. Zero issues, zero lifting, and zero moisture issues. It's been holding up fantastically!
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