northwindone
  • Review count
    157
  • Helpfulness votes
    166
  • Average rating
    4.7
    4.7 out of 5
  • First Review:
    July 27, 2009
  • Last Review:
    June 11, 2019
 
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      • Review count
        157
      • Helpfulness votes
        166
      • Average rating
        4.7
        4.7 out of 5
      • First Review:
        July 27, 2009
      • Last Review:
        June 11, 2019
       
      Questions & Answers
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          northwindone's Reviews
           
          The Francisco pull from Liberty effortlessly blends styles to create a look that is both relaxed and contemporary. This pull is the perfect way to give your room an impactful update at an affordable price. The crisp Satin Nickel finish complements a wide variety of painted and wood finishes.
           
          from Ridgecrest, CA
          Age Range:35 to 44
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          These handles made a huge difference in improving the look of some plain white cabinets we had fo...
          PostedJune 11, 2019
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          These handles made a huge difference in improving the look of some plain white cabinets we had for our family office. Replacing an existing handle would be extremely easy with handles of the same screw spacing. Though these are drawer pulls, I used these vertically for some plain white small square cabinet doors. On our application, I was able to use a template and quickly drill holes and install the handles very quickly. The finish looks great and they appear to be well made and sturdy. Definitely recommend these for anyone who wants to give their cabinets a face-lift or wants and attractive handle for their new cabinets.
          Pros: Nice Design, Stylish
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          The Francisco Pull from Liberty effortlessly blends styles to create a look that is both relaxed and contemporary. The longer length of this pull is perfect for kitchen cabinets and provides an updated look at an affordable price. The crisp Satin Nickel finish complements a wide variety of painted and wood finishes.
           
          from Ridgecrest, CA
          Age Range:35 to 44
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          These handles made a huge difference in improving the look of some plain white cabinets we had fo...
          PostedJune 11, 2019
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          These handles made a huge difference in improving the look of some plain white cabinets we had for our family office. Replacing an existing handle would be extremely easy with handles of the same screw spacing. Though these are drawer pulls, I used these vertically for some plain white cabinet doors. On our application, I was able to use a template and quickly drill holes and install 10 handles in less than 30 minutes. The finish looks great and they appear to be well made and sturdy. Definitely recommend these for anyone who wants to give their cabinets a face-lift or wants and attractive handle for their new cabinets.
          Pros: Nice Design, Stylish
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          Inspired by beadboard detailing, the Kendra Rail is a great statement piece. This 18 in. hook rack offers maximum functionality with beautiful styling for your organizational needs. Great for organizing your coats, hats, handbags, bookbags, robes or towels.
           
          from Ridgecrest, CA
          Age Range:35 to 44
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          Gender:Male
          Received free product:Yes
          This hook rack has a nice design and looks good, at least from a distance. Installation is straig...
          PostedJune 5, 2019
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          This hook rack has a nice design and looks good, at least from a distance. Installation is straightforward and it includes drywall anchors. Due to thin drywall in our house, I installed it using toggle bolts for extra support. It will make a great robe hook in our master bathroom. The white knobs on the hooks and satin nickel is a great match for our satin nickel fixtures including white details on the roman faucet for the bathtub.
          Unfortunately, there are a few flaws. The first thing I noticed is that the included screw plugs are white plastic with a matte finish, which does not match the bright white glossy finish of the rack. There are also defects in the pain on each side of the Read More
          This hook rack has a nice design and looks good, at least from a distance. Installation is straightforward and it includes drywall anchors. Due to thin drywall in our house, I installed it using toggle bolts for extra support. It will make a great robe hook in our master bathroom. The white knobs on the hooks and satin nickel is a great match for our satin nickel fixtures including white details on the roman faucet for the bathtub.
          Unfortunately, there are a few flaws. The first thing I noticed is that the included screw plugs are white plastic with a matte finish, which does not match the bright white glossy finish of the rack. There are also defects in the pain on each side of the panel and a finish defect in one of the hooks.
          Overall, I am still happy with it and it looks great (especially compared to the outdated wallpaper we still need to get rid of). However, a bit more attention to detail would make this a perfect item. Read Less
          Pros: Looks Great
          Cons: finish quality
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          This heavyweight canvas mechanic's tool bag from Rothco will keep you organized and ready at a moment's notice. The interior is spacious for larger tools, with 8 tool pouches on the sides to keep your other gear neat and orderly. The exterior has a large pocket on each side which closes with snap closures for paperwork, pens or other accessories you might need. The bag shuts with a large zipper and can be carried by the 2 durable handles in the center. The bag measures 11 in. x 7 in. x 6 in.
           
          from Ridgecrest, CA
          Age Range:35 to 44
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          This tool bag is very similar to ones I remember using when I was in the military, just without t...
          PostedJune 5, 2019
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          This tool bag is very similar to ones I remember using when I was in the military, just without the mysterious stains and smell of jet fuel. Owning a house without an attached garage means I have to go gather tools for a project or repair out in my shop and then bring them inside. I figured this would be great for grabbing tools for electrical repairs or upgrades. I have tried it out and it easily holds my Fluke multimeter, wire strippers, wire cutters, and the rest of my most used electrical tools. I am very happy with this little tool bag and it appears it will make a great addition to my tool collection!
          Pros: Good Size & Weight, Nice Design, Sturdy
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          Inspired by the clean style of cottage decor, the Contemporary Cup Pull adds an easy warmth to your cabinets or furniture. Designed to maximize your style at a great value, this cup pull provides an updated look to your home. Coordinates well with other Brushed or Satin Nickel accents in the room.
           
          from Ridgecrest, CA
          Age Range:35 to 44
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          These are a great look drawer pull. They feel solid and add a nice modern touch to any cabinet o...
          PostedJune 5, 2019
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          These are a great look drawer pull. They feel solid and add a nice modern touch to any cabinet or other furniture requiring draw pulls. We have a large number of desk drawer units from a certain Nordic furniture company in our house that are very plain and a bit too boring. We installed all 25 of them on the five drawer units we have (five drawers each) and it made a huge difference in how they look. Installation replacing an existing drawer pull will obviously be very easy. In our case, I was installing on drawers without an existing pull, which required drilling new holes in all 25 drawer fronts. The use of a template makes this job much easier and it took me less than an hour to do all 25 Read More
          These are a great look drawer pull. They feel solid and add a nice modern touch to any cabinet or other furniture requiring draw pulls. We have a large number of desk drawer units from a certain Nordic furniture company in our house that are very plain and a bit too boring. We installed all 25 of them on the five drawer units we have (five drawers each) and it made a huge difference in how they look. Installation replacing an existing drawer pull will obviously be very easy. In our case, I was installing on drawers without an existing pull, which required drilling new holes in all 25 drawer fronts. The use of a template makes this job much easier and it took me less than an hour to do all 25 drawers. Overall, I am very happy with these drawer pulls and think they are a huge improvement to our desk drawers. Read Less
          Pros: Easy to Install, Nice Design, Stylish
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          The DGD4 LED Downlight Gimbal features the latest in performance LED Downlight technology, designed to create an attractive visual aesthetic that's incredibly easy to install. The high-performance DGD4 is Dimmable and features a 92 CRI rating, with an R9 value exceeding 50, making it one of the highest quality light fixtures on the market. Installation does not require a recessed housing or junction box, only a simple 4.125 in. in diameter cut-out in the ceiling using the provided template. The elegantly designed fixture and off-board driver (included) allows for a more flexible installation and an increased lifespan thanks to the superior heat management system separated from the LED module itself. The DGD4 features adjustable spring-loaded retention tabs for a secure fit, eliminating the need for a recessed housing or junction box. Adding an adjustable, multi-directional light system to highlight artwork or architectural design features in your home just got easier. Freedom from having to use a housing or junction box allows this light to be installed in places others simply cannot. Available in Black, Nickel, Oil-Rubbed Bronze and White. Choose from 2700K, 3000K, 4000K or 5000K Color Temperatures. The DGD4 is ENERGY STAR rated, Insulation Contact rated (IC-rated), Title 24 Compliant, Damp-Location rated and is protected by NICOR's 5-Year Limited Warranty.
           

          RE: Nicor4 in. White 3000K Remodel IC-Rated Recessed Integrated LED Gimbal Downlight--Can the dir...

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          Lighter
          April 20, 2019
          RE: Nicor4 in. White 3000K Remodel IC-Rated Recessed Integrated LED Gimbal Downlight--Can the direction of the downlight be adjusted easily once the light is installed? Or, once installed, the direction angle is fixed?
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          northwindone
          Ridgecrest, CA
          May 1, 2019
          Answer: 
          Yes, the angle is easy to adjust after it is installed. You are not stuck with the angle at which it was installed.
           
          The Hangman Apartment Hanger consists of 2 aluminum interlocking brackets modeled after the French Cleat. Perfect for hanging art in apartments, where keeping wall damage to a minimum is so important. Included level ensures an accurate installation of pictures and mirrors. Aircraft grade aluminum brackets will not corrode and can be used indoors or outdoors. The system uses small nails which leave pin size holes and a foam back to protect walls from marks and scrapes. Once installed, art can be adjusted left or right. This 18 in. wide hanger holds object weighing up to 150 lbs.
           

          How think is this one? ie how far out from the wall will this add to the piece being hung?

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          vic
          November 4, 2016
          How think is this one? ie how far out from the wall will this add to the piece being hung?
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          northwindone
          Ridgecrest, CA
          June 2, 2018
          Answer: 
          The frame of the mirror we hung only has a 1/4" gap between the frame and wall at the top.
           
          The 40W Equivalent EcoSmart B11 candelabra base filament LED light bulbs are a stylish replacement for traditional incandescent bulbs - with all the benefits of LED technology. The color temperature of the light bulbs is soft white (2700K). These LED light bulbs are dimmable, have a clear all-glass exterior, and provide an omni-directional (360) distribution of light. The EcoSmart LED 40W equivalent decorative LED filament light bulbs use only 4-Watt of energy - that is a 90% savings over traditional lighting - and that means savings on your energy bill every month. The 15,000-hour lifespan and 5 year warranty makes these light bulbs a great choice for applications in your home and office. Start saving today with EcoSmart.
           

          Is this bulb dimmable? If so, what type of dimmer is needed?

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          Gaman
          March 15, 2018
          Is this bulb dimmable? If so, what type of dimmer is needed?
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          northwindone
          Ridgecrest, CA
          April 10, 2018
          Answer: 
          I have not seen any specifications on the exact type of dimmer they recommend. However, I have tried these with both a Lutron smart dimmer and a remote controlled Hunter dimmer and they worked great with both, dimming all the way down to just a glow without flicker.
           
          Brighten your space and bring music to your room with the Home Networks LED Dimmable Lighted Mirror with Bluetooth Speakers. The mirror features integrated dimmable LED lighting that borders all 4-sides of the mirror, bringing light to your room and enriching details in the mirrors reflection. This mirror also packs innovative, dual Bluetooth speaker technology that lets you connect, play music and make phone calls seamlessly. Additional features include lighted touch sensor buttons for operation and a built-in anti-fog pad to keep you clear.
           

          Can this mirror be mounted horizontal? I will not be using the bluetooth speakers.

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          MrC
          March 4, 2018
          Can this mirror be mounted horizontal? I will not be using the bluetooth speakers.
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          northwindone
          Ridgecrest, CA
          March 6, 2018
          Answer: 
          It appears this is possible as there are locking slots mounted to the side (which would be the bottom when mounted horizontally) of the rear panel in addition to the one used for vertical installation. I believe the control buttons would end up on the bottom left instead of the bottom right and the speakers would point to the top and bottom instead of side to side.
           
          Philips 50-100-150W Equivalent Soft White 3-Way A21 Non-Dimmable LED Light Bulb
          Philips 50-100-150W Equivalent Soft White 3-Way A21 Non-Dimmable LED Light Bulb
          Phillips 3-Way LED light bulb offers 3-levels of comfortable, soft white light in 1 energy-efficient light bulb. Simply place the bulb into an existing A21 3-way table or floor lamp and benefit from the effects of dimming without having a dimmer. With a simple flip of a switch, this Energy Star compliant design switches from 620, 1600 or 2200-Lumens (equivalent to 50, 100 and 150-Watt incandescent), giving the correct amount of light for any moment in your home. The low light level is perfect for relaxing and unwinding, while the high level is great for reading or task work. This bulb provides all-around light, consumes as few as 5-Watt and has a traditional incandescent light bulb design.
           

          Does this bulb light in the proper order (low, medium, high) like a traditional incandescent? Se...

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          Huskertech
          March 1, 2018
          Does this bulb light in the proper order (low, medium, high) like a traditional incandescent? Several other LED manufacturers light, low, high, then medium.
          Asked by
          northwindone
          Ridgecrest, CA
          March 2, 2018
          Answer: 
          Yes, it lights in the proper order, (low medium, high) as one would expect when compared to a incandescent 3-way bulb.