CaptainPico
  • Review count
    231
  • Helpfulness votes
    141
  • Average rating
    4.3
    4.3 out of 5
  • First Review:
    September 20, 2016
  • Last Review:
    December 10, 2019
 
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      • Review count
        231
      • Helpfulness votes
        141
      • Average rating
        4.3
        4.3 out of 5
      • First Review:
        September 20, 2016
      • Last Review:
        December 10, 2019
       
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          This polypropylene 1-1/4 in. coupler connects 2 flexible sump discharge hoses together. By connecting additional hoses, water can be transferred farther away. Coupler has 1-1/4 in. insert x 1-1/4 in. insert. Use with clamps.
           
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          I used the coupling to extend my washing machine discharge...
          PostedDecember 10, 2019
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          I used the coupling to extend my washing machine discharge hose with an 8 ft. Everbilt corrugated washing machine discharge hose and (2) stainless steel hose clamps which are all available at Home Depot. It was an inexpensive solution that solved my problem.
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          ClosetMaid Style+ is a stylish, yet affordable organization solution. The clean, versatile design creates shelving storage in closets and throughout the home. The shelving tower can be used alone or in combination with other Style+ items, creating a personalized solution. Color: Noir.
           
          from Pico Rivera, CA
          Received free product:Yes
          Unique unconventional design as I am accustomed to hanging kitchen cabinets or garage cabinets th...
          PostedNovember 16, 2019
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          No, I do not recommend this product.
          Unique unconventional design as I am accustomed to hanging kitchen cabinets or garage cabinets that you screw into the wall/studs in several locations.
          Building this shelf was very frustrating. The directions are poor at best even though I am accustomed to building furniture. I spent way too much time trying to deal with the lack of labeling and precise instructions. There are references to panels by letters like A, B, C etc. but nothing was labelled. The L brackets did not have pre drilled holes for proper placement and there were no indications that you needed to create your own hole in the cabinet.
          This tower relies on a single large metal brace to support the weight of the Read More
          Unique unconventional design as I am accustomed to hanging kitchen cabinets or garage cabinets that you screw into the wall/studs in several locations.
          Building this shelf was very frustrating. The directions are poor at best even though I am accustomed to building furniture. I spent way too much time trying to deal with the lack of labeling and precise instructions. There are references to panels by letters like A, B, C etc. but nothing was labelled. The L brackets did not have pre drilled holes for proper placement and there were no indications that you needed to create your own hole in the cabinet.
          This tower relies on a single large metal brace to support the weight of the structure and 4 small L brackets for added structural stability. I regularly use this type of metal brace for heavy mirrors and found then to be rock solid and my preferred method of hanging heavy items when attached to wall studs. It has a stated load capacity of 200 lbs which is adequate for any closet as we tend to store clothes, pillows or other items that are not super heavy.
          I am struggling to think of a reason why I would install a hanging shelf in my closet. The description is to allow the area under the unit accessible. I feel like this is a solution looking for a problem to solve. If you look at the picture on the packaging you see this shelving structure is several feet above a couple pair of shoes. If the cabinet extended to the floor you could still put your shoes there and even place a shelf right above it for more shoes.
          I do not doubt somebody might need something like this and this might be the perfect solution for them andI I hope it serves them well. I guess if you have longer items like Skis it might make sense but you could also just stand the long items up rather than lay them along the floor.
          We have decided to use it in the garage. Unfortunately we have a bunch of cr#% (stuff) that we need to clear before I can successfully deploy.
          We like ClosetMaid products but this was a negative experience. We have 3 large closets and all of them have ClosetMaid organizers in them. We are accustomed to the units that sit on the floor and are anchored to the wall with L brackets. Read Less
          Cons: poor instructions, panels not labelled, chips easily
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          Advanced features like Steam Sanitize+ eliminate 99.9% of germs and bacteria, while Multi-Steam technology relaxes and smooths away wrinkles from everyday wear. Sensor Dry optimizes cycle time and temperature to thoroughly dry without damaging your clothes. With Vent Sensor, you can continually monitor the condition of your dryers air duct to ensure optimum drying performance. Color: Champagne.
           
          from Pico Rivera, CA
          Received free product:Yes
          We love this dryer and it perfectly complements our new washing machine. It’s beautiful in the ch...
          PostedNovember 13, 2019
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          We love this dryer and it perfectly complements our new washing machine. It’s beautiful in the champagne color, easy to operate and relatively quiet. Great capacity dryer with a multitude of options. There is a steam and sanitize function which is invoked as one of the dryer cycle options.
          The dryer is deceivingly light and easy to move around. The dryer gives you so many options including a) 12 Preset drying cycles, b) 9 Drying options and c) 5 Temperature levels. Makes it easy to dial in that perfect set of options from normal to delicate.
          The rotary dial on the control panel is feather light to operate. The removable gray shelf for sneakers or other items that don't tumble well is Read More
          We love this dryer and it perfectly complements our new washing machine. It’s beautiful in the champagne color, easy to operate and relatively quiet. Great capacity dryer with a multitude of options. There is a steam and sanitize function which is invoked as one of the dryer cycle options.
          The dryer is deceivingly light and easy to move around. The dryer gives you so many options including a) 12 Preset drying cycles, b) 9 Drying options and c) 5 Temperature levels. Makes it easy to dial in that perfect set of options from normal to delicate.
          The rotary dial on the control panel is feather light to operate. The removable gray shelf for sneakers or other items that don't tumble well is a nice feature. There is a light when you open the door for better visibility of the contents. We are pretty good about cleaning out the lint catcher on a regular basis, but having an indicator is a welcome feature.
          If you decide to use the steam feature on the Gas dryer you will need to install the included cold water line brass Y splitter in order to provide cold water to both the washing machine and the dryer. Be aware that you might need one additional water hose depending on the distance of the machines to the water supply.
          The dryer does come with a short black hose that should work in most cases.
          We were surprised to see that the machines did not arrive in the typical cardboard shipping containers. Instead it had hard foam on both the top and bottom with a strong plastic wrap. The machines arrived with no damage but it seemed like it was more likely to dent wrapped in plastic. Read Less
          Pros: Easy to Install, High Quality, Looks Great, Lots of Features, Nice Design
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          Samsung's new 5.4 cu. ft. large capacity top load washer helps you fit more in every load and cut down on laundry time, leaving more time for you. Featuring Super Speed technology, you can now wash a full load of laundry in just 36 minutes, without sacrificing cleaning performance. Also, with steam cleaning, this washer provides powerful stain removal while still being gentle on clothing. Color: Champagne.
           
          from Pico Rivera, CA
          Received free product:Yes
          We love it. We are now proud to allow others to see our laundry room. The washing machine is beau...
          PostedNovember 13, 2019
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          We love it. We are now proud to allow others to see our laundry room. The washing machine is beautiful in the champagne color, easy to operate and relatively quiet. Great capacity machine with a multitude of cycles/options. The rotary dial on the control panel is feather light to operate and easy to understand. This machine is noticeably faster with a greater load capacity than our old one. We appreciate having a steam feature for stain removal which we never had before.
          Our only concern is that it does not have an agitator which so far has not been an issue. This is the first time we acquired machines at this price but since we have had several machine failures in the past it was time to Read More
          We love it. We are now proud to allow others to see our laundry room. The washing machine is beautiful in the champagne color, easy to operate and relatively quiet. Great capacity machine with a multitude of cycles/options. The rotary dial on the control panel is feather light to operate and easy to understand. This machine is noticeably faster with a greater load capacity than our old one. We appreciate having a steam feature for stain removal which we never had before.
          Our only concern is that it does not have an agitator which so far has not been an issue. This is the first time we acquired machines at this price but since we have had several machine failures in the past it was time to invest in Samsung quality.
          We were surprised to see that the machines did not arrive in the typical cardboard shipping containers. Instead it had hard foam on both the top and bottom with a strong plastic wrap. The machines arrived with no damage but it seemed like it was more likely to dent wrapped in plastic.
          The washing machine itself is several inches deeper than my previous machine and taller with the lid open. This created a couple of challenges for us. We had to orient the machine sideways to fit in our laundry room.
          The 6 foot water lines were fine but the electrical connection and water discharge hose were too short. In addition to that we had an aborted installation attempt because one of our faucets was frozen open. This required 2 new faucets and rescheduling of installation. My last remaining issue is to relocate a shelf we had over the washing machine higher, to accommodate an open lid.
          If you decide to use the steam feature on the Gas dryer you will need to install the cold water line brass Y splitter in order to provide cold water to both the washing machine and the dryer. Be aware that you might need one additional water hose depending on the distance of the machines to the water supply. The dryer does come with a short black hose that should work in most cases. Read Less
          Pros: Easy to Install, Easy to Use, High Quality, Looks Great, Lots of Features, Stylish, love the color
          Cons: short discharge hose, hard to find samsung discharge hose extension
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          from Pico Rivera, CA
          Received free product:Yes
          Convenient aerosol paint and epoxy remover that works well. Typically you find paint removers in ...
          PostedNovember 11, 2019
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          Convenient aerosol paint and epoxy remover that works well. Typically you find paint removers in liquid form which requires you to brush it on. This Jasco product simplifies the process by allowing you to spray the foaming formula as if it was paint. The spray makes it easier to get to those hard to reach areas or where you might have to contort your body to access.
          Works in 15 to 45 minutes depending on what you are removing. Patience is needed to insure the remover has a chance to penetrate the paint, polyurethane, epoxy, varnish or shellac you are trying to remove. You might need to repeat the process depending on the number of layers or if the finish is particularly stubborn. On wood Read More
          Convenient aerosol paint and epoxy remover that works well. Typically you find paint removers in liquid form which requires you to brush it on. This Jasco product simplifies the process by allowing you to spray the foaming formula as if it was paint. The spray makes it easier to get to those hard to reach areas or where you might have to contort your body to access.
          Works in 15 to 45 minutes depending on what you are removing. Patience is needed to insure the remover has a chance to penetrate the paint, polyurethane, epoxy, varnish or shellac you are trying to remove. You might need to repeat the process depending on the number of layers or if the finish is particularly stubborn. On wood remember to use a plastic scraper to reduce potential scrapes and gouges.
          There are a lot of safety warnings regarding these types of products that you should thoroughly read through. I am providing pictures of the instructions and warnings in case you are not familiar with using these types of products. Most importantly use chemical splash/resistant gloves and glasses/goggles in a well ventilated area. Protect the environment with proper disposal. Read Less
          Pros: Easy to Apply, Easy to Use, clings to surface
          Cons: might require repetition
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          how many screws to a 25 lb pack

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          rw
          December 14, 2019
          how many screws to a 25 lb pack
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          CaptainPico
          Pico Rivera, CA
          December 14, 2019
          Answer: 
          About 5000. Approximately 200 per pound.
           
          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: Stainless Steel.
           

          Can doors be reversed

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          Cecy
          November 29, 2019
          Can doors be reversed
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          CaptainPico
          Pico Rivera, CA
          November 29, 2019
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          Yes the door can be reversed.
          There are detailed instructions in the Owner and Installation Manual.
           
          Advanced features like Steam Sanitize+ eliminate 99.9% of germs and bacteria, while Multi-Steam technology relaxes and smooths away wrinkles from everyday wear. Sensor Dry optimizes cycle time and temperature to thoroughly dry without damaging your clothes. With Vent Sensor, you can continually monitor the condition of your dryers air duct to ensure optimum drying performance. Color: Champagne.
           

          Can the door on this open towards the left? It says its reversible but just making sure. And is...

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          Bobbie
          November 6, 2019
          Can the door on this open towards the left? It says its reversible but just making sure. And is the Champagne color fingerproof resistant?
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          CaptainPico
          Pico Rivera, CA
          November 13, 2019
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          Yes the installer will orient the door according to your needs.
          Not really sure about the finger prints but have not noticed any as of yet. Our machines are in a dedicated laundry room so we have not been focused on finger prints in the past. This is the first time we purchased machines other than white and maybe it will become more important moving forward.
          I included a couple of pictures, but I Read More
          Yes the installer will orient the door according to your needs.
          Not really sure about the finger prints but have not noticed any as of yet. Our machines are in a dedicated laundry room so we have not been focused on finger prints in the past. This is the first time we purchased machines other than white and maybe it will become more important moving forward.
          I included a couple of pictures, but I am not sure they will help with fingerprints. Read Less
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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. Color: Stainless Steel.
           

          Does it have an ice maker??

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          Draga
          November 9, 2019
          Does it have an ice maker??
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          CaptainPico
          Pico Rivera, CA
          November 9, 2019
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          No it does not come with an icemaker.
          There is an icemaker accessory kit (IM4D) available at an extra cost.
          To order, call GE Appliances at 800.GECARES (800.432.2737) or visit the GEAppliances website.
           
          The compact side table is a great addition to any home. This sleek and modern collection is sure to complement any decor. Featuring a bottom shelf that provides plenty of space to display collectibles or every day necessities with ease of access. Perfect as a small accent table, end table or printer stand in your office. Color: Gray.
           

          How much space is there between the 2 shelves?

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          Jr
          October 31, 2019
          How much space is there between the 2 shelves?
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          CaptainPico
          Pico Rivera, CA
          October 31, 2019
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          11 inches. Nice sturdy end table.
          My printer barely fits. I cant easily see the display but for the most part its just fine for my needs.
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