BKTX
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    4.5 out of 5
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    August 21, 2010
  • Last Review:
    June 21, 2019
 
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      • Review count
        210
      • Helpfulness votes
        293
      • Average rating
        4.5
        4.5 out of 5
      • First Review:
        August 21, 2010
      • Last Review:
        June 21, 2019
       
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          The Hologram 5 brings a distinct style to any decor that wants to stand out. Perfect for your living room, dining room or entrance hall, this suspended luminaire contributes to creating a unique interior space. This asymmetrical model boasts chrome-accented circular diffusers and will be sure to enhance your meetings, discussions, moments of relaxations and nice meals at home. Compatible with a dimmer, the Hologram 5 is an LED-integrated luminaire that can help you conserve energy. Treat yourself to an exclusive and unique lighting fixture that delivers an impact through its presence, great luminosity and high-grade materials.
           
          from Katy TX
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          Having recently installed the 4 light version of the Hologram light fixture, I was pretty sure th...
          PostedJune 21, 2019
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          Having recently installed the 4 light version of the Hologram light fixture, I was pretty sure this 5 light fixture would be equally impressive. I was not disappointed, it really transformed our dining room. Of course, when we moved in there was an old ceiling fan in there, so almost anything would have been an improvement but this light fixture truly re-defined the space.
          The Artica Hologram 5 fixture not only gives the illusion of floating light cubes inside the glass, it also provides the illusion that we hired an interior designer to pick it out for us.
          Installation was straightforward and frustration free. I only needed to adjust the height of one light and thanks to the clever Read More
          Having recently installed the 4 light version of the Hologram light fixture, I was pretty sure this 5 light fixture would be equally impressive. I was not disappointed, it really transformed our dining room. Of course, when we moved in there was an old ceiling fan in there, so almost anything would have been an improvement but this light fixture truly re-defined the space.
          The Artica Hologram 5 fixture not only gives the illusion of floating light cubes inside the glass, it also provides the illusion that we hired an interior designer to pick it out for us.
          Installation was straightforward and frustration free. I only needed to adjust the height of one light and thanks to the clever "locking collar" system that took just a minute or two. Read Less
          Pros: Looks Great, Nice Design, Stylish, Well Made
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          Harmonize your dining room with the charm of the Hologram 4, a suspended luminaire that packs a punch. Its elegant, modern and slightly futuristic design enhances the contemporary look of your interior decor. With its 4 glass diffusers, this lighting fixture bathes your interior in its soft white light. Designed with every last detail in mind, the Hologram 4 is a refined and solid LED luminaire that stylishly pairs with your decor. Its adjustable cables also allow you to install it with ease and precision, wherever you desire. Combine its original and refined look with various types of furnishings to embellish your day-to-day.
           
          from Katy TX
          Age Range:55 to 64
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          I have to say right off, this light fixture looks amazing! It is cleverly designed and engineered...
          PostedJune 20, 2019
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          I have to say right off, this light fixture looks amazing! It is cleverly designed and engineered and was fairly easy to install. I did run into a problem as the existing mounting box was six inches in diameter and this fixture is only four inches wide, but a quick trip to Home Depot to buy a trim ring took care of that. If you have a standard 4” ceiling box that won’t be a problem.
          The length of each hanging light can be adjusted easily. The cable runs through a grommet that allows you to shorten it by simply pulling it up into the fixture (see photos). The grommet "grabs" the cable so it can't pull back down, but if you do need to let it back down some, simply push the grommet collar, Read More
          I have to say right off, this light fixture looks amazing! It is cleverly designed and engineered and was fairly easy to install. I did run into a problem as the existing mounting box was six inches in diameter and this fixture is only four inches wide, but a quick trip to Home Depot to buy a trim ring took care of that. If you have a standard 4” ceiling box that won’t be a problem.
          The length of each hanging light can be adjusted easily. The cable runs through a grommet that allows you to shorten it by simply pulling it up into the fixture (see photos). The grommet "grabs" the cable so it can't pull back down, but if you do need to let it back down some, simply push the grommet collar, and it releases the cable so you can pull it down.
          The lights are dimmable LEDs, and the entire fixture uses just 21 watts. I can see why they called it “hologram” - it looks like little cubes of light are floating inside the glass and is not like anything I've ever seen before. Read Less
          Pros: Easy to Assemble, Looks Great, Nice Design, Unique
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          The Low-Voltage LED Landscape Light is a 12-Volt fixture that can be used to highlight landscaping, walls, structures and pathways. Hard wire connection; requires a 12-Volt AC or DC power supply (sold separately) or direct wire to a 12-Volt battery in solar applications. Use removable ground spike or mount to any surface; fully adjustable swivel bracket.
           
          from Katy TX
          Age Range:55 to 64
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          This is a very solidly built low voltage landscape light. The swivel mounting bracket can be atta...
          PostedJune 19, 2019
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          This is a very solidly built low voltage landscape light. The swivel mounting bracket can be attached directly to a fence or fascia board, or stuck in the ground using the included spike.You have to thread a screw through the bracket to attach the spike and that was harder than it should have been. There's no room to get a screwdriver in there and the hole in the bracket has been painted, so it was difficult to thread in by hand. Eventually I got it through and attached the spike.
          The light comes with a three foot long wire lead so you have pretty good location flexibility when adding to an existing low voltage system.What it does not come with are any connectors to attach to the cable. Read More
          This is a very solidly built low voltage landscape light. The swivel mounting bracket can be attached directly to a fence or fascia board, or stuck in the ground using the included spike.You have to thread a screw through the bracket to attach the spike and that was harder than it should have been. There's no room to get a screwdriver in there and the hole in the bracket has been painted, so it was difficult to thread in by hand. Eventually I got it through and attached the spike.
          The light comes with a three foot long wire lead so you have pretty good location flexibility when adding to an existing low voltage system.What it does not come with are any connectors to attach to the cable. I'd recommend ordering a set of low voltage cable connectors (from Home Depot, of course} so you don't have to cut, strip, splice and tape the wires.
          If not for those two minor, but annoying issues, this would be a 5 star product. It puts out a nice, soft white light which covers a surprisingly large area (see photo) and the cast aluminum housing appears to be pretty much indestructible. Read Less
          Pros: High Quality of Material, Very Bright
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          EasyFlex 2-in-1 Landscape edging allows you to select which border style to use for your DIY landscape project. Use the flat, straight edge for a traditional look, or the scalloped edge for a decorative look. Also choose whether you prefer a wood grain texture or a smooth edging wall. Either way, your garden or flower bed will have a clean edge to provide a barrier between your plants and grass or weeds. Easily install EasyFlex 2-in-1 Landscape Edging in 3 simple steps. 1) score the ground along your garden or flower bed. 2) insert the edging into the scored section and hammer anchoring stakes (included) into the ground every 4 ft. 3) Backfill the edging with your desired ground cover. Although the overall height of the edging is 4.5 in., 2.5 in. should be inserted into the ground to stabilize the edging adequately. The EasyFlex 2-in-1 Landscape Edging kit contains one 20 ft. coil of edging and 6 anchoring stakes.
           
          from Katy TX
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          The "two in one" Dimex landscape border has a scalloped edge and a straight edge, a textured side...
          PostedJune 1, 2019
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          The "two in one" Dimex landscape border has a scalloped edge and a straight edge, a textured side and a non-textured side. I used the scalloped side up, textured side facing the yard.
          It's not one of those hammer in edgings with a sharp bottom so you'll need to make groove in the dirt and then back fill both sides. When you come to a root, you can either cut out the root or cut the edging to fit around it. In my case I cut out the roots as they were heading toward the foundation and needed to go anyway.
          Because this edging does extend into the ground a couple of inches (or more, if you like) it should do a good job of stopping grass runners from sneaking into the garden area
          The "two in one" Dimex landscape border has a scalloped edge and a straight edge, a textured side and a non-textured side. I used the scalloped side up, textured side facing the yard.
          It's not one of those hammer in edgings with a sharp bottom so you'll need to make groove in the dirt and then back fill both sides. When you come to a root, you can either cut out the root or cut the edging to fit around it. In my case I cut out the roots as they were heading toward the foundation and needed to go anyway.
          Because this edging does extend into the ground a couple of inches (or more, if you like) it should do a good job of stopping grass runners from sneaking into the garden area
          If you have rocky soil or a lot of tree roots, this edging is probably not the right solution, but for softer soil and especially areas bordering grass, it's a good choice. I could have used a couple more border stakes as I had a few curves to follow - the package included 6 of them - but for most applications 6 should plenty for a twenty foot span. Read Less
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          During the long winter months, birds need plenty of energy to keep warm in the cold weather. Providing suet is a great way to help them out. With the Perky-Pet The Loft Bamboo Feeder, you can serve2suet cakes at once, providing your feathered friends with double the energy boost. The feeder is ideal for upside-down feeding birds such as woodpeckers, nuthatches, and chickadees. The upside down roof-style design also helps to protect the suet cakes from rain, snow, and the sun, which can spoil or melt it. The birds are sure to love visiting. Meanwhile, you'll fall in love with the bamboo construction. Bamboo is stronger and more durable than most woods, meaning its resistant to squirrel damage, warping, and cracking. Its also a very sustainable resource, making it an environmentally friendly choice for a feeder.
           
          from Katy TX
          Age Range:55 to 64
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          We've had a bird feeder in the back yard for many years, but but a couple previous attempts at in...
          PostedMay 27, 2019
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          We've had a bird feeder in the back yard for many years, but but a couple previous attempts at including suet didn't work out. It either melted in the summer heat, became infested with ants, or got wet and grew fungus. So far this bamboo suet feeder is avoiding those problems.
          The thick bamboo cover shelters the suet cakes from both sun and rain and we've got it hanging from a tall pole that ants won't climb. The two metal cages offer plenty of space for the birds to hang on to. It looks like we've finally found a suet feeder that works - all we need now is for the birds to discover it's there.
          Pros: Nice Design
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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.
           

          Is the Oven Lockable for kids safety?

          Asked by
          Andrew
          May 9, 2019
          Is the Oven Lockable for kids safety?
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          BKTX
          Katy TX
          May 9, 2019
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          You can lock the controls but there is no lock for the oven doors other than the automatic lock for cleaning cycle.
           
          These 2 in. double-wide mending plates (4-Pack) by Everbilt reinforce flat surface joints, seams and cracks. Featuring a unique countersunk design so screws sit flush, these easy-to-install plates are ideal for wood, indoor and outdoor applications. They feature a four-hole design and versatile zinc-plated finish; the screws are not included.
           

          screw length?

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          jb
          August 21, 2018
          screw length?
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          BKTX
          Austin, TX
          April 4, 2019
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          No screws are included with the plates.
          Screw length you use depends entirely on the materials you want to mend / reinforce. To join and level shelves, you might want to use half inch long screws that won't poke out the other side of the shelf.
          For fence repairs I used 1-1/4 inch long screws.
          Drill a pilot hole first if screwing into hardwoods or other brittle material.
           
          NatureShield 1 Gal. All-Natural Pest Control. NatureShield is the only pest control product on the market that integrates a proprietary blend of essential plant oils to create an all-natural pest barrier around an entire landscape. NatureShield is safe for people, pets, and plants and is EPA exempt. For use in the American Hydro Systems ProFeeder, GreenFeeder Mini and Stow and Flow feeder systems. NatureShield can also be applied through pump, tank, boom and hose end sprayers. Mix 1 Gal. of NatureShield with 8 Gal. to 4 Gal. of water to make a spray which will treat 500 sq. ft. per gallon.
           

          Does this product kill chiggers? Can this product be used with a spreader?

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          bluedog
          February 11, 2019
          Does this product kill chiggers? Can this product be used with a spreader?
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          BKTX
          Austin, TX
          March 27, 2019
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          This is a liquid concentrate, so it won't work in a spreader. If applied properly it should work just fine on chiggers.
           
          The Commercial Electric Ultra Slim Recessed Lighting Kits are the recessed lights of the future. Not only is each fixture is designed specifically for small spaces where height clearance is limited such as beams or ductwork, you can change the color temperature with a flick of a button. The integrated color changing switch is located on the cable so you can choose between a 3000, 4000 or 5000 Kelvin temperature to best suit your needs. 3000 Kelvin is perfect for relaxing, 4000 Kelvin is the ideal choice for everyday affairs and 5000 Kelvin is great for task lighting in a basement, hallway or work area. ENERGY STAR certified and insulation contact rated for direct contact with insulation, these lights won't overheat, do not require a bulky can and will last for years to come - 50 000 hours or approximately 34 years if used for 4 hours per day to be exact. Wet rated and certified airtight, this 6 in. kit is perfect for your bathroom, drop ceilings, outdoor soffits, larger spaces and all general lighting applications.
           

          The ceiling is 1/2 in drywall with 3/4 wood behind it. Will the clips secure past 1 1/4 inches?

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          DIYJohn
          January 26, 2019
          The ceiling is 1/2 in drywall with 3/4 wood behind it. Will the clips secure past 1 1/4 inches?
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          BKTX
          Austin, TX
          March 8, 2019
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          They should work, the springs exert a significant sideways force and the fixture is very lightweight.
          If you are concerned that it might not be secure enough, you can use a chisel to remove some wood (just where the springs are) so they have a little more grip.
           
          Enjoy hosting outdoors again with the Aidan 56 in. Rectangular MGO Fire Table. This Fire table features 50,000 BTU (British Thermal Units). Available in select colors, this fire table is a unique addition to any patio and will bring conversation to life, not only with the fire in the table, but also with the number of friends that can now be seated next to the fire on those clear, cool nights.
           

          Is a connector hose provided to run propane to table? If so, how long is it?

          Asked by
          Hulk570
          June 14, 2018
          Is a connector hose provided to run propane to table? If so, how long is it?
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          BKTX
          Austin, TX
          December 24, 2018
          Answer: 
          Yes, hose is provided. It's long enough - about 4 feet - to reach the included propane tank stand / cover if you put it right next to the fire pit as shown in the product photos.
           
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