Graybeard
  • Review count
    9
  • Helpfulness votes
    28
  • Average rating
    4.7
    4.7 out of 5
  • First Review:
    December 6, 2007
  • Last Review:
    November 30, 2014
 
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      Activity Summary
       
      • Review count
        9
      • Helpfulness votes
        28
      • Average rating
        4.7
        4.7 out of 5
      • First Review:
        December 6, 2007
      • Last Review:
        November 30, 2014
       
      Questions & Answers
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          Graybeard's Reviews
           
          The world's fastest, most even-drying dehydrator dries out foods in just hours instead of days. Features a clear cover so you can watch it work. Dries faster with great results in hours not days like other dehydrators. Top mounted powerhead with on/off switch. Expandable up to 7 trays. Drying pressure automatically adjusts to accommodate the number of trays. Just remove the powerhead and toss everything else in the dishwasher. Fan Flow Radial Air keeps air constantly moving so you don't have to rotate trays. Color: White.
           
          from Mishawaka, IN
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Works well.
          PostedNovember 30, 2014
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          Just made my first batch of beef jerky out of a bottom round roast. I used 2 pounds of beef on four of the trays, rotated them halfway through and it was done in around 6 hours. I used the Nesco jerky seasoning, also purchased at HD and it makes pretty good jerky. For first time users, read the instructions and just keep an eye on it until you're used to the process. My wife was skeptical of the idea but going through the recipe book gave her some ideas and I think she'll be using it now and again. I will probably be buying the jerky gun kit as well.
          Some people aren't fond of the noise the fan makes but it's tolerable to me, no worse than our microwave.
          Pros: Easy to Use, Large Capacity, Performs Well, Great Value, Fast / Speed, High Quality, Nice Design
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          2out of 3found this review helpful.
           
          Unbranded Brexley Chestnut Fabric Side Chair
          Unbranded Brexley Chestnut Fabric Side Chair
          The Brexley Collection offers carefully tailored furniture of finely bonded leather that sits atop artfully-crafted wooden frames to realize a time-honored style of design. The Brexley Chestnut Linen-Look Parson Chair coordinates with the entire Brexley collection and offers years of lasting beauty. In an elegant chestnut finish that perfectly contrasts the sand colored fabric, this chair makes a great addition to your living room or dining room decor.
           
          from Mishawaka, IN, USA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Very nice, especially for the price.
          PostedDecember 3, 2013
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          I bought this for my wife for the bedroom. For the price, this is a very nice chair although I did buy it on sale. Even the regular price is a good buy though.
          Easy assembly that took maybe fifteen minutes, although the bolts were a bit of task to get started. People ask me why I keep a bar of soap on my workbench, well this is why. Scraping the threads across a bar of soap lubricates them and makes them easier to start.
          I can see where there is the potential for some wobble as the holes in the legs are easily larger in diameter than the bolts. While it was upside down, I tightened the bolts until they were almost snug. Then I placed it upright on a flat surface, made sure everything was Read More
          I bought this for my wife for the bedroom. For the price, this is a very nice chair although I did buy it on sale. Even the regular price is a good buy though.
          Easy assembly that took maybe fifteen minutes, although the bolts were a bit of task to get started. People ask me why I keep a bar of soap on my workbench, well this is why. Scraping the threads across a bar of soap lubricates them and makes them easier to start.
          I can see where there is the potential for some wobble as the holes in the legs are easily larger in diameter than the bolts. While it was upside down, I tightened the bolts until they were almost snug. Then I placed it upright on a flat surface, made sure everything was sitting properly and finished tightening them.
          Good purchase, I recommend it. Read Less
          Pros: Easy to Assemble, Rich Looking, Excellent Quality, High Quality of Material, Sturdy, Looks Great, Perfect Size, Well Made, Comfortable, Nice Design
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          2out of 2found this review helpful.
           
          Raider-Snow Blower Cab, Spacious and strong steel frame cab protects against harsh winter weather and wet snow blow back, Heavy duty shell fabric is water-repellent with freeze-resistant clear vinyl windows, Sturdy 3/4 in. powder-coated steel tube frame, Assembled cab can be quickly detached from snow blower for ease of storage or transportation, Easy installation using standard hand tools-no drilling required, Fits most two-stage snow blowers, Measures 30 in. x 28 in. x 50 in. high, Weighs approximately 21 lbs.
           
          from Mishawaka, IN, USA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          The windows could be better
          PostedNovember 15, 2013
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          This will be a bit long because there are some eccentricities with this product. To start, overall I'm happy with how this went together. The instructions aren't the greatest but the illustrations help compensate and once you get the primary support frame mounted to the snow blower's handle frame, it goes pretty quickly. I was shorted a 2.75" bolt while given an extra 3.25" bolt but It didn't really matter as the two are basically interchangeable. I ended up with left overs either way.
          The longer bolts are for machines with thicker frame tubing but will work with thinner tubing as well. There are multiple brackets for frames of different thicknesses. Take one of each, check them against Read More
          This will be a bit long because there are some eccentricities with this product. To start, overall I'm happy with how this went together. The instructions aren't the greatest but the illustrations help compensate and once you get the primary support frame mounted to the snow blower's handle frame, it goes pretty quickly. I was shorted a 2.75" bolt while given an extra 3.25" bolt but It didn't really matter as the two are basically interchangeable. I ended up with left overs either way.
          The longer bolts are for machines with thicker frame tubing but will work with thinner tubing as well. There are multiple brackets for frames of different thicknesses. Take one of each, check them against your handle frames and set the remainder aside because you won't use them and it simplifies the process. They can be a bit tricky to install as you have to hold two brackets as well as the frame piece while pushing the bolt through. The early stages of assembly would have been simpler with an extra set of hands. The brackets aren't u-bolts as I've seen on similar products. They are wider so as to provide more contact with the frame than a u-bolt.
          Where the four upper frame pieces meet to form the peak were a bit of a bear to get into position and took some finagling. The material is double thickness in the center of the cab roof but didn't align properly directly over where the upper frame pieces converge. I may go back and see if I can get it centered better because the ends of the tubing will probably have an effect on it eventually. If not, I'll wedge something in between the frame and roof to prevent it from wearing through or wrap the frame peak where it's bolted together with electrical tape.
          The cab itself is a bit of a process. It fits snugly so the snaps and Velcro that hold it to the rear of the frame were not the easiest to close. I let it sit in front of our heat register before taking it out to install it and I would definitely leave the cover in a warm space before installing it when the weather is cold. The plastic windows are wrinkly but clear and provide good enough visibility, at least for me. You're not going to be able to read a book through it but it's adequate for the task.(See pictures) Looking through both sides of the cab, I could read the label on my garden spade's handle from six feet away. I used a heat gun(A hair dryer is another option) to smooth it out some but this should be done with caution. Next year I'm going to leave it out in the summer sun and see if nature will help smooth things out.
          Overall, it took me around an hour and a half to get it set up. I assembled it in our 10' x 12' shed and didn't have a lot of space to work in with all my other equipment around. It would be easier to assemble in a more open area. I will have to remove the cab to move my snow blower to the garage because it will not clear my shed doors. The height issue will be addressed below.
          If I had mounted it similar to the image here it would not have cleared my garage door, which is where I leave my machine through the winter. I mounted the cab frame lower on the snow blower and it will clear our garage door with several inches to spare, still providing headroom for somene around 6' 4" and I'm shorter than that. My base frame configuration will allow for an additional two or three inches so my configuration should be functional for someone up to around 6' 7" or so. This will vary by the snow blower that it's attached to. It can probably be mounted higher on some machines. That's why the term "universal" should be taken into consideration.
          The cab removes easily with two hinged frame pins and two straps with clasps on them that secure the cab to the frame that is attached to the handlebars. I showed it to my neighbor who was curious and he loved it, going so far as to consider buying one for his machine. He's stingy and somewhat particular so that's saying something.
          It comes with a bag that can be filled with sand to act as a counterweight to the cab's weight but my blower is large enough that I didn't need it.
          Caveat: My snow blower has a large panel that accommodates "dash mounted" controls so that limited me a bit in the installation because of how far down the bars the panel runs. I have an Ariens Deluxe 28 so the crank that turns the chute runs through this panel and the lower section of the cab inhibits access to it somewhat. I ended up cutting a slit in the bottom of the cab to accommodate the chute control, sealing the cut fabric with our old friend duct tape. I could have resolved the issue by positioning the cab frame further forward but then I would be partially exposed and the whole point of the thing is to keep from coming inside after clearing snow without looking like old man winter. The lower cab window works well with my blower's headlight with my configuration.
          I've read reviews on this same product at other vendors which more or less reflect my experience. While installation requires a bit of patience, I'm satisfied with the finished product. The fabrication of the cab itself leaves a bit to be desired or I would have given it five stars rather than four. I would still recommend it overall. Read Less
          Pros: Light Weight, good for the price., roomy.
          Cons: the window material could be better.
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          9out of 12found this review helpful.
           
          Made of a high-strength polymer, the Arnold Universal Slide Shoe Set is designed to protect driveways, walkways, garages and porches from scratches created by traditional slide shoes.
           
          from Mishawaka, IN, USA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          They work nicely
          PostedOctober 26, 2013
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          I bought these to replace the stock skids on my old snow blower a couple of years ago and they performed well. They didn't fit perfectly but well enough. I clear several lots on our block when we get heavy snow because I'm the only one in the neighborhood with a machine up to the task. Several of our neighbor's sidewalks have bumps that used to halt my snow blower's stock skid shoes but these just glide over them. I hesitated initially because of the price but they were worth it.
          Pros: Easy to Use
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          3out of 3found this review helpful.
           
          from Mishawaka, IN, USA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Filled in a large spotty area very nicely
          PostedSeptember 24, 2013
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          I sowed this with a handheld broadcast spreader in an area of our yard that never really recovered from the drought a few years ago. The area competes with our trees for moisture and nutrients and only receives sun in early morning/late afternoon, with some dappled sun throughout the day.
          After four days, it had already begun germinating. We had several very warm days immediately after sowing, which probably helped. It even grew in some mulch around a tree where I got a little sloppy with the spreader and the area was at full mowing height within two weeks.
          I've gone through a lot of seed trying to keep things going in this problem area over the last ten years and I'm very satisfied with Read More
          I sowed this with a handheld broadcast spreader in an area of our yard that never really recovered from the drought a few years ago. The area competes with our trees for moisture and nutrients and only receives sun in early morning/late afternoon, with some dappled sun throughout the day.
          After four days, it had already begun germinating. We had several very warm days immediately after sowing, which probably helped. It even grew in some mulch around a tree where I got a little sloppy with the spreader and the area was at full mowing height within two weeks.
          I've gone through a lot of seed trying to keep things going in this problem area over the last ten years and I'm very satisfied with this product. Read Less
          Pros: Easy to Install, Great Quality
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          6out of 6found this review helpful.
           
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          Graybeard's Answers
           
          Unbranded Brexley Chestnut Fabric Side Chair
          Unbranded Brexley Chestnut Fabric Side Chair
          The Brexley Collection offers carefully tailored furniture of finely bonded leather that sits atop artfully-crafted wooden frames to realize a time-honored style of design. The Brexley Chestnut Linen-Look Parson Chair coordinates with the entire Brexley collection and offers years of lasting beauty. In an elegant chestnut finish that perfectly contrasts the sand colored fabric, this chair makes a great addition to your living room or dining room decor.
           

          How dark is the wood on the legs? The two pictures seem to show two different shades of brown. Would these chairs match a mahoganey table?

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          Susie
          February 15, 2014
          Asked by
          Graybeard
          Mishawaka, IN
          December 16, 2014
          Answer: 
          Very late as I just saw this question but the picture that shows lighter fabric is more accurate.
           
          Unbranded Brexley Chestnut Fabric Side Chair
          Unbranded Brexley Chestnut Fabric Side Chair
          The Brexley Collection offers carefully tailored furniture of finely bonded leather that sits atop artfully-crafted wooden frames to realize a time-honored style of design. The Brexley Chestnut Linen-Look Parson Chair coordinates with the entire Brexley collection and offers years of lasting beauty. In an elegant chestnut finish that perfectly contrasts the sand colored fabric, this chair makes a great addition to your living room or dining room decor.
           

          Can anyone tell me if the chair upolstered with material or is it plastic. The description dosn't specify the type of material used for "Linen Look"

          Asked by
          Missy
          Greater Boston, MA
          January 2, 2014
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          Graybeard
          Mishawaka, IN
          December 16, 2014
          Answer: 
          This answer is quite late because I didn't see the question sooner but it is cloth.
           
          Unbranded Brexley Chestnut Fabric Side Chair
          Unbranded Brexley Chestnut Fabric Side Chair
          The Brexley Collection offers carefully tailored furniture of finely bonded leather that sits atop artfully-crafted wooden frames to realize a time-honored style of design. The Brexley Chestnut Linen-Look Parson Chair coordinates with the entire Brexley collection and offers years of lasting beauty. In an elegant chestnut finish that perfectly contrasts the sand colored fabric, this chair makes a great addition to your living room or dining room decor.
           

          What is the true color of the fabric?

          Asked by
          kelnyc
          New York
          December 16, 2014
          The 2 pictures look very different, which one is a more accurate depiction of the color? Darker or lighter tan?
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          Graybeard
          Mishawaka, IN
          December 16, 2014
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          If it's the same one that I purchased, the picture with the lighter color is more accurate. Nice chair, fairly easy to assemble and comfortable.
           
          Unbranded Brexley Chestnut Fabric Side Chair
          Unbranded Brexley Chestnut Fabric Side Chair
          The Brexley Collection offers carefully tailored furniture of finely bonded leather that sits atop artfully-crafted wooden frames to realize a time-honored style of design. The Brexley Chestnut Linen-Look Parson Chair coordinates with the entire Brexley collection and offers years of lasting beauty. In an elegant chestnut finish that perfectly contrasts the sand colored fabric, this chair makes a great addition to your living room or dining room decor.
           

          how many chairs per carton?

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          pete
          concord, nc 28027
          September 2, 2013
          model # c-2215-d-kd, internet # 203555681
          Asked by
          Graybeard
          Mishawaka, IN, USA
          December 3, 2013
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          There is one chair per carton.
           
          Unbranded Brexley Chestnut Fabric Side Chair
          Unbranded Brexley Chestnut Fabric Side Chair
          The Brexley Collection offers carefully tailored furniture of finely bonded leather that sits atop artfully-crafted wooden frames to realize a time-honored style of design. The Brexley Chestnut Linen-Look Parson Chair coordinates with the entire Brexley collection and offers years of lasting beauty. In an elegant chestnut finish that perfectly contrasts the sand colored fabric, this chair makes a great addition to your living room or dining room decor.
           

          what is the height of the chair

          Asked by
          MACK1
          Astoria,NY
          November 25, 2013
          Asked by
          Graybeard
          Mishawaka, IN, USA
          December 3, 2013
          Answer: 
          Thirty-eight inches to the top of the back, twenty-two inches to the peak of the seat cushion.