handyguy
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    April 21, 2012
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      • Review count
        132
      • Helpfulness votes
        96
      • Average rating
        4.4
        4.4 out of 5
      • First Review:
        April 21, 2012
      • Last Review:
        August 5, 2019
       
      • Question count
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        • Answer count
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          handyguy's Reviews
           
          The Bosch 500 Series dishwasher delivers a sparkling clean and dry with advanced PrecisionWash technology and AutoAir. With PrecisionWash, intelligent sensors continually scan and check the progress of dishes throughout the cycle, and powerful spray arms target every item of every load, for the ultimate clean. The all-new AutoAir option automatically releases the door at the end of the cycle to let moisture escape and fresh air in for drier dishes.
           
          from Springfield, VA
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          The Bosch 500 Series Top Control Tall Tub Bar Handle Dishwasher in Stainless Steel with Stainless...
          PostedAugust 5, 2019
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          The Bosch 500 Series Top Control Tall Tub Bar Handle Dishwasher in Stainless Steel with Stainless Steel Tub, AutoAir, 44dBA is an outstanding dishwasher. In our neighborhood social media app someone asked for dishwasher recommendations. Nearly all of the recommendations were "Buy a Bosch." And they are as good as you've heard. Installation was not complicated but required cutting a new hole in the sink cabinet for the supply and drain lines. They have to be placed as per the directions. The machine is pretty much a complete block with little unoccupied space. The unit is perhaps 2mm or 3mm taller that the unit being replaced. Since the previous homeowner installed a thick stone floor cover I Read More
          The Bosch 500 Series Top Control Tall Tub Bar Handle Dishwasher in Stainless Steel with Stainless Steel Tub, AutoAir, 44dBA is an outstanding dishwasher. In our neighborhood social media app someone asked for dishwasher recommendations. Nearly all of the recommendations were "Buy a Bosch." And they are as good as you've heard. Installation was not complicated but required cutting a new hole in the sink cabinet for the supply and drain lines. They have to be placed as per the directions. The machine is pretty much a complete block with little unoccupied space. The unit is perhaps 2mm or 3mm taller that the unit being replaced. Since the previous homeowner installed a thick stone floor cover I had to temporarily raise the counter 2mm or 3mm to insert the Bosch. Once in place the counter was placed back where it was and the everything was secure. There are some mounting tabs on each side that worked but not as described in the installation instructions. In the end the only items I needed to acquire was a dishwasher supply hose (mine included the 90 deg adapter from 3/8 braided to a 3/4 male hose) as well an electrical for a new outlet. The unit being replaced was direct wired while the Bosch has a power cord with a three prong plug.
          After installation a dishwasher has to clean dishes well, do it quietly, be easy to use and look good. This Bosch aces all of those. The first several loads of dishes were a concern because an oily film seemed to form on the inside of the door. A switch in detergents seems to have solve that problem. The unit has washing programs from easy to clean to tough baked on. They all do an excellent job. This Bosch is very quiet. When our old unit was running a conversation in the kitchen was not possible. Even watching TV in the living room was tough. Not with this Bosch. It is the quietest dishwasher we have ever owned. We can run it anytime without worrying about the noise. The touch selections on the top of the door are easy to use. While there are a number of washing options to choose from, we generally just go with the Auto cycle with has a food sensing feature. We like the time remaining indicator. This unit has an AutoAir Dry feature which opens the door ajar once the cycle is over. That enhances drying and lets fresh air in. That is a neat feature when you can't be there when the cycle is done. Lastly, the Bosch 500 series is stainless steel with a clean look the fits perfectly with our other kitchen appliances.
          This Bosch has an enormous number of features that we are learning to use. Great dishwasher! Read Less
          Pros: Durable, Easy to Clean, Easy to Install, Easy to Use, High Quality, Looks Great, Nice Design
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          Viagrow plant saucers are placed under any self-draining potted plants. Plastic plant Saucers are great for potted succulents, flowers, herbs, fruits and vegetables. Viagrow plastic saucers catch water runoff and media, protecting surfaces below the plastic plant saucer. The ribbed plant saucer bottom helps prevent pooling and aid in oxygen retention for the root zone. Viagrow plant saucers are available in 8 in., 10 in., 12 in., 14 in., 17 inch and we also offer a multi size pack VCS-25MP which includes 5 saucers of each size.
           
          from Springfield, VA
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          These Viagrow 14 in. Clear Plastic Saucer (5-Pack) are the perfect solution for placing under my ...
          PostedAugust 1, 2019
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          These Viagrow 14 in. Clear Plastic Saucer (5-Pack) are the perfect solution for placing under my five-gallon bucket tomatoes. The 14" size fits nicely. They are surprisingly strong and flexible. They nest together for easy storage. I've had no issues with splits or cracks. Of course, they work under any potted plants. My wife has a lot of those along our patio and side walks.
          Pros: Durable, right size
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          A great bundle that offers our one and only original Speed Square and the Big 12 Square. Both are constructed of heavy gauge aluminum and made to last. These are essential items for any carpenters toolbox.
           
          from Springfield, VA
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          This Speed Square and Big 12 Bundle is exactly the kind of tool I like on site. It is rugged hea...
          PostedAugust 1, 2019
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          This Speed Square and Big 12 Bundle is exactly the kind of tool I like on site. It is rugged heavy gauge aluminum with easy to read black lettering and numbering. I am pretty careful with my tools, but this is one the doesn't seem to mind being banged around or scratched. I use it mainly for checking and setting square inside corners and as a tri-square for marking cuts at the miter box. It also functions well as a circular saw guide for relatively short cuts. The "Little Blue Book" has a wealth of information on laying out roof and stairway.
          Pros: Accurate, Durable, Easy to Use, rugged
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          Keep your harvest going year round by drying out your culinary herbs. Simply hang the drying rack and set them out to dry. Lightweight material collapses for easy storage when not in use.
           
          from Springfield, VA
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          The 8-Layer 22 in. x 62 in. Herb Drying Mesh Rack is a well constructed drying rack with a lot of...
          PostedAugust 1, 2019
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          The 8-Layer 22 in. x 62 in. Herb Drying Mesh Rack is a well constructed drying rack with a lot of room. The small size of the zippered storage case in which it came made the item surprisingly large when opened. In fact, the item measures 35 inches across rather than the 22 inches in the description. It literally leaps out of the carrier. The mesh of this drying rack is made of a tough polyester open weave fabric that lets plenty of air circulate and is still very resistant to snags and frays. I am new to herb gardening and this is should make the drying process pretty easy. I docked this a star because it came with no instructions, and I have not been able to put the drying rack back in the Read More
          The 8-Layer 22 in. x 62 in. Herb Drying Mesh Rack is a well constructed drying rack with a lot of room. The small size of the zippered storage case in which it came made the item surprisingly large when opened. In fact, the item measures 35 inches across rather than the 22 inches in the description. It literally leaps out of the carrier. The mesh of this drying rack is made of a tough polyester open weave fabric that lets plenty of air circulate and is still very resistant to snags and frays. I am new to herb gardening and this is should make the drying process pretty easy. I docked this a star because it came with no instructions, and I have not been able to put the drying rack back in the carrier. Read Less
          Pros: Durable, large
          Cons: hard to put back in the carrier
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          The Frigidaire 6,000 Window-Mounted Room Air Conditioner is designed to cool up to 250 sq. ft. and keep large rooms comfortable. Features 3 different fan speeds for cooling. Eight-way air direction evenly distributes air throughout the room. Ready Select Controls allow you to select options at the touch of a button, while a remote control allows you to precisely control the temperature from across the room. Energy Star rated for efficiency and savings on energy costs.
           
          from Springfield, VA
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          The Frigidaire 6,000 BTU 115-Volt Window-Mounted Mini-Compact Air Conditioner with Full-Function ...
          PostedJuly 21, 2019
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          The Frigidaire 6,000 BTU 115-Volt Window-Mounted Mini-Compact Air Conditioner with Full-Function Remote Control is exactly the right air conditioner for my shop. My shop is a detached 200 square foot shed without insulation. 6,000 BTU's is a big help on hot days. It was 97 degrees here in Northern Virginia when I completed installation. I found installation to be straight forward with easy to follow instructions. I varied the installation somewhat by installing the AC unit in an opening cut especially for the unit. The unit weighs 42 pounds and is light enough for one person to handle. It has a respectable 12.1 energy efficiency ratio (EER.) This AC unit has all of the features I need to use Read More
          The Frigidaire 6,000 BTU 115-Volt Window-Mounted Mini-Compact Air Conditioner with Full-Function Remote Control is exactly the right air conditioner for my shop. My shop is a detached 200 square foot shed without insulation. 6,000 BTU's is a big help on hot days. It was 97 degrees here in Northern Virginia when I completed installation. I found installation to be straight forward with easy to follow instructions. I varied the installation somewhat by installing the AC unit in an opening cut especially for the unit. The unit weighs 42 pounds and is light enough for one person to handle. It has a respectable 12.1 energy efficiency ratio (EER.) This AC unit has all of the features I need to use it effectively. I am especially impressed with the printed operating instructions. One picture is "DO THIS" and the one beside it is "YOU WILL SEE." The unit is reasonably quiet and priced for a good value. Read Less
          Pros: Easy to Install, Easy to Use, Looks Great, Lots of Features, Nice Design, Quiet
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          Upgrade any kitchen with this sleek Samsung slide-in gas range. It blends seamlessly with your cabinetry to give your kitchen a high-end look and offers flexibility for big cooking jobs, from its five-burner cooktop to its large-capacity 5.8 cu. ft. oven. It also features True Convection, for beautifully even cooking that takes less time and uses less energy. And with a reversible cast iron griddle and custom wok grate, this slide-in gas range is the perfect range for anyone who loves to cook and entertain.
           

          Is there a way to make the timer alarm louder? I love this oven exception the volume of the beeps...

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          handyguy
          June 16, 2017
          Is there a way to make the timer alarm louder? I love this oven exception the volume of the beeps is very faint.
           
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          Keep your harvest going year round by drying out your culinary herbs. Simply hang the drying rack and set them out to dry. Lightweight material collapses for easy storage when not in use.
           

          What fabric is this made of? Does it have wire framing?

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          Thanks
          February 1, 2017
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          handyguy
          Springfield, VA
          August 1, 2019
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          Polyester. There are spring steel bands that hold the racks open.
           
          Mouse-X is a non-toxic mouse bait that kills rodents without harming any other species. This rodent control is made from 100% natural ingredients, it can even be used inside food handling facilities. The mice will eat the bait like a food source and Mouse-X will cause dehydration. Mice have stomach sensors that tells them when they are thirsty. When they eat this bait, it turns off their stomach sensors and it can no longer tell their brain to drink water. They have no desire for drinking water. So they will just go back to their burrow and begin the cycle - dehydration, failing kidneys, coma and then death. This DIY pest control is great to use around animals and children because it is safe and non-toxic. Rat-X can also be used as a refill for existing bait boxes.
           

          "clinging food packaging film"--what is that!? Or, "place in small sandwich bag"--seal it and st...

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          Gramps
          July 18, 2017
          "clinging food packaging film"--what is that!? Or, "place in small sandwich bag"--seal it and stuff in hole? "Keep dry"--how is that possible around the lawn?! Directions are really confusing.
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          handyguy
          Springfield, VA
          July 13, 2019
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          Like Saran wrap. Just wrap it around the pellets and put it near activity is noted. Good idea especially if using outdoors where moisture will cause the pellets to fall apart.
           
          Rid your lawn of tough, grassy weeds with IMAGE All-in-One Weed Killer. The easy-to-use product works best on young, actively growing weeds. Use all summer long to treat crabgrass and other grassy weeds as they emerge from the ground. Kills crabgrass, clover, plantain, chickweed and other weeds and sedges. IMAGE All-in-One Lawn Weed Killer kills Crabgrass, Dandelion, Nutsedge, Clover, and Other Listed Weeds. IMAGE All-in-One Lawn Weed Killer is a selective weed killer for lawn weeds that starts working on contact to kill tough lawn weeds. The active ingredients, Sulfentrazone and Quinclorac, combine to make a powerful weed killer that is designed to kill at the root.
           

          How is it on K31 grass? How soon must I wait after using to seed new grass?

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          confused
          March 17, 2019
          How is it on K31 grass? How soon must I wait after using to seed new grass?
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          handyguy
          Springfield, VA
          April 19, 2019
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          My lawn is principally K31 Tall Fescue. I have not seen any damage at all from spot treating bitter crest and wild violets.
           
          PureAir fridge purifies and sanitizes the air and surfaces inside your refrigerator, allowing a healthier, fresher environment for your fresh fruits and vegetables. Using ionization and ozone technology, PureAir fridge destroys bacteria such as E-coli and Staphylococcus and neutralizes pesticides. Produce stays fresher longer because PureAir fridge reduces ethylene gas from decaying food. Foul food odors are eliminated and your fridge will smell fresh every time you open the door. Powered by a lithium-ion battery and equipped with photosensor technology, PureAir fridge intelligently displays a battery life notification LED light and activates a pleasant audible alarm only when the fridge door is opened. PureAir fridge is simple to maintain and clean, and charges in less than 4 hours to purify your fridge for 18-24 days on one charge. Store PureAir fridge anywhere in your fridge thanks to its compact design and enjoy a fresher fridge and fresher food.
           

          Does the unit make ozone?

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          vbg
          November 9, 2018
          Does the unit make ozone?
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          handyguy
          Springfield, VA
          April 5, 2019
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          Yes. The smell is unmistakable.
           
          Have you been in your boat or motorhome and you want something to drink, yet the motion of the boat or vehicle is telling you to wait, the BevBase from DestinationGear should be your answer. It conveniently holds 4 glasses and a bottle of your choice in the center to keep all things in order. Whether taking a sharp curve or you experience a cross wake, the BevBase holds it all in place with ease. It is washable with soap and water, lightweight and very easy to use. If the table top is slippery, the DashGrip by Heininger (#1065, sold separately) will give that extra grip necessary to secure the BevBase. Stem Glass Stabilizers are also sold separately (grey #1191 or multi-colors #1192) to ensure stability with wine glasses.
           

          is it non skid

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          shari
          dallas tx
          December 13, 2015
          I'm looking for this in a non skid base for a motorhome
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          handyguy
          Springfield, VA
          March 20, 2018
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          No. The bottom is the same light plastic foam as the rest of the holder. This will not stay put on the smooth counter or table of a moving motor home.
           
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