guidovee
  • Review count
    173
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  • Average rating
    4.5
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  • First Review:
    May 13, 2014
  • Last Review:
    November 13, 2019
 
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      Activity Summary
       
      • Review count
        173
      • Helpfulness votes
        185
      • Average rating
        4.5
        4.5 out of 5
      • First Review:
        May 13, 2014
      • Last Review:
        November 13, 2019
       
      • Question count
        2
         
        • Answer count
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          guidovee's Reviews
           
          Simply designed with the heft of a French farmhouse antique, the Home Decorators Collection Plum Hill dining table has room for six to gather and dine. The rectangular wood table is beautifully crafted, with a smoky brown finish allowing the wood grain to show through. Color: Smoke.
           
          from Norfolk
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          I ordered this table to replace an old one despised by my wife at our summer place. The size is j...
          PostedNovember 13, 2019
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          I ordered this table to replace an old one despised by my wife at our summer place. The size is just right for the space, it's sturdy (rock solid actually), stylish and perfect for our needs. The table arrived well packaged with no issues or damage to its contents. It was very easy to assemble taking about forty five minutes from start to finish. The only tool you need other than what the manufacturer provides is medium or large size phillips head screwdriver. The instructions are better than most with only one glitch that you will figure out easily if you happen to install the piece upside down as I did - there is a 50/50 chance you'll get it right so it's really not that big a Read More
          I ordered this table to replace an old one despised by my wife at our summer place. The size is just right for the space, it's sturdy (rock solid actually), stylish and perfect for our needs. The table arrived well packaged with no issues or damage to its contents. It was very easy to assemble taking about forty five minutes from start to finish. The only tool you need other than what the manufacturer provides is medium or large size phillips head screwdriver. The instructions are better than most with only one glitch that you will figure out easily if you happen to install the piece upside down as I did - there is a 50/50 chance you'll get it right so it's really not that big a deal.
          From my point of view there are two things to be aware of. First, the grey color in the description is misleading. I guess the table has a grey wash applied to the finish but it's really a rich medium to dark brown color with barely a hint of grey noticeable. Also one of the table's design elements are the small (1/16" +) grooves between boards that comprise the table top - kind of like ship lap. I don't like 'em - crumbs get stuck in them making cleanup a pain. However neither of these issues are a deal breaker for us - this table fits the bill perfectly and will hold up forever. Read Less
          Pros: Easy to Assemble, Good Size & Weight, Looks Great, Nice Design, Sturdy, Well Made
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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: White on White with Silver Backsplash.
           
          from Norfolk
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          I ordered the GE 4.8 cf capacity washer (model #GTW720BSN0WS) for several reasons: big enough to ...
          PostedNovember 7, 2019
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          I ordered the GE 4.8 cf capacity washer (model #GTW720BSN0WS) for several reasons: big enough to do a California king size comforter; small enough to fit down a very narrow set of basement stairs with a 90 degree turn; not a bare bones model; it had to be a top load unit (somebody's wife absolutely will not own a front loader ever again) and most importantly our current washer will not go through the rinse and final spin cycle without a fair amount of cajoling, unkind words and often having to restart the load at half way into the entire cycle. Our new GE 4.8 cf washer meets all the prerequisites and works pretty well to boot. The electronic controls are intuitive and easy to operate. A Read More
          I ordered the GE 4.8 cf capacity washer (model #GTW720BSN0WS) for several reasons: big enough to do a California king size comforter; small enough to fit down a very narrow set of basement stairs with a 90 degree turn; not a bare bones model; it had to be a top load unit (somebody's wife absolutely will not own a front loader ever again) and most importantly our current washer will not go through the rinse and final spin cycle without a fair amount of cajoling, unkind words and often having to restart the load at half way into the entire cycle. Our new GE 4.8 cf washer meets all the prerequisites and works pretty well to boot. The electronic controls are intuitive and easy to operate. A couple of the initial washes we ran seemed a little water starved but you learn how to judge how big a load you can run before pushing the Deep Fill button. There is also a My Cycle button you can 'program' once you figure out the most settings you use. Two weeks in and we in are happy with our new washer. As a side bar this GE washer is a "Boomer" washing machine - no Bluetooth capabilities like my daughter's new (also) and spendy "Millenial" washing machine that calls her smartphone when the wash is done - it works just as well though and is perfect for our needs.
          The two 'Good' ratings instead of "Excellent" are due to the newness and therefore lack of any kind of long term experience with this washer. So far it's great and and cleans everything we throw into it very well. The delivery guys were great - on time, polite and helpful with answers to all our questions. The 10 year warranty while limited is far better than those any of our previous washers! Read Less
          Pros: Easy to Use, Lots of Features, Nice Design
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          Charming in nature, this 14 in. Wood and Glass Lantern adds the perfect, elegant touch to your decor. Fashioned with a unique rectangular design, it accents your interior or exterior decor with antique style. The attached handle allows you to suspend this lantern or confidently display it on a tabletop for a statement piece with its sturdy base. Holding up to a 3 in. pillar candle (sold separately), this artfully crafted piece completes any space. Size: 8.27 In..
           
          from Norfolk
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          The Hampton Bay 14" Wood and Glass Outdoor Patio Lantern is a way cool rustic minimalist hurrican...
          PostedNovember 7, 2019
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          The Hampton Bay 14" Wood and Glass Outdoor Patio Lantern is a way cool rustic minimalist hurricane style lantern. It is a well constructed 6" x 6" x 14" (give or take) unfinished square wood frame with an open top and galvanized metal base. The glass chimney is removeable allowing for easy clean up of melted wax and soot buildup. Right now it's sitting on the fireplace mantle but my household domestic aesthetics consultant (wife) is looking forward to incorporating it into the dining table centerpiece design for the upcoming holidays. The lantern's only shortcoming - but not a deal breaker in my opinion - is that no candle is included. My wife likes it so much she's threatening to buy the Read More
          The Hampton Bay 14" Wood and Glass Outdoor Patio Lantern is a way cool rustic minimalist hurricane style lantern. It is a well constructed 6" x 6" x 14" (give or take) unfinished square wood frame with an open top and galvanized metal base. The glass chimney is removeable allowing for easy clean up of melted wax and soot buildup. Right now it's sitting on the fireplace mantle but my household domestic aesthetics consultant (wife) is looking forward to incorporating it into the dining table centerpiece design for the upcoming holidays. The lantern's only shortcoming - but not a deal breaker in my opinion - is that no candle is included. My wife likes it so much she's threatening to buy the 22" version! Read Less
          Pros: Easy to Clean, Multi Use, Stylish
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          Does the color of your disposable gloves really matter. You bet it does. If you work in healthcare, chances are you wear gloves close to 8-hours a day, 5-days a week. With only light blue or ivory gloves to choose from, you could start to suffer from a serious fun deficit. Thankfully, 1st Choice Indigo Nitrile Exam Latex Free Disposable Gloves are there to save you from that fate of boring color purgatory with a welcome pop of color. It also doesn't hurt that they offer excellent puncture resistance, barrier protection and comfort. Have some fun. Introduce indigo to your life. Size: xlarge. Gender: unisex. Age Group: adult.
           
          from Norfolk
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          Gender:Male
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          Received free product:Yes
          For once I remembered to order a box of "exam" gloves before I ran out of the ones I currently ha...
          PostedNovember 3, 2019
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          For once I remembered to order a box of "exam" gloves before I ran out of the ones I currently have! I use nitrile exam gloves for heavy duty household cleaning chores, working on my cars, and most often for my seemingly endless home remodeling projects (stripping, staining and panting specifically). 1st Choice Exam Nitrile Gloves fit the bill very nicely for these types of tasks. While I only have one use to date they are from my experience at least a little better than my old stand-by Kirkland brand ones. I just finished applying an epoxy grout to a kitchen backsplash and the 1st Choice gloves are still good two hours into the job - my old ones didn't even last an hour working on the same Read More
          For once I remembered to order a box of "exam" gloves before I ran out of the ones I currently have! I use nitrile exam gloves for heavy duty household cleaning chores, working on my cars, and most often for my seemingly endless home remodeling projects (stripping, staining and panting specifically). 1st Choice Exam Nitrile Gloves fit the bill very nicely for these types of tasks. While I only have one use to date they are from my experience at least a little better than my old stand-by Kirkland brand ones. I just finished applying an epoxy grout to a kitchen backsplash and the 1st Choice gloves are still good two hours into the job - my old ones didn't even last an hour working on the same install (thumb and index finger blowouts). These gloves are 4ml's thick with textured finger tips and a funky purple color. If I have the same success with these on the next couple of uses I will get them again when this box runs out. Read Less
          Pros: Durable, High Quality
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          Halco's ProLED Slim Downlight Series provides a full range of high performance, low profile, easy to install square or round downlights in 4 in. and 6 in. versions. Featuring high CRI, wet location, smooth dimming, and a remotely mounted driver enclosure. They offer the perfect combination of performance and functionality in either new or remodel recessed lighting applications.
           
          from Norfolk
          Age Range:65 or over
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          I have slowly but steadily been replacing/upgrading our home's incandescent recessed lights with ...
          PostedNovember 1, 2019
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          I have slowly but steadily been replacing/upgrading our home's incandescent recessed lights with new energy efficient LED versions when ever I find a good deal. The Halco Slim 6" Soft White LED Kit fits the bill very nicely in that regard. I recently discovered a downlight with moisture/water damage that will be replaced by the Halco light as soon as I find and fix the leak. Many fixtures are not rated for wet locations but but I try to only use ones that are in my remodeling work. Along with its wet location rating this unit is extremely compact which allows it to be used in just about any location and it has been my experience that this style enables a quicker install. The instructions are Read More
          I have slowly but steadily been replacing/upgrading our home's incandescent recessed lights with new energy efficient LED versions when ever I find a good deal. The Halco Slim 6" Soft White LED Kit fits the bill very nicely in that regard. I recently discovered a downlight with moisture/water damage that will be replaced by the Halco light as soon as I find and fix the leak. Many fixtures are not rated for wet locations but but I try to only use ones that are in my remodeling work. Along with its wet location rating this unit is extremely compact which allows it to be used in just about any location and it has been my experience that this style enables a quicker install. The instructions are good and a ceiling cut out template is included of you need one. I look for a light that provides at least 1000 lumens (the equivalent of a 75 watt incandescent bulb) and has a color temperature rating of 2700K to 3000K which to me is similar to the incandescent bulbs I grew up with. This Halco fixture offers 950 lumens and 3000K!
          Of note is the sketchy box and packaging (not really suitable for mailing) and the lack of a required cable clamp connector for the hardwire control box - not deal breakers though. The manufacturer does provide nifty push in style wire connectors in lieu of twist style wire nuts along with a very good build quality, dimming capability and a 5year warranty. Read Less
          Pros: Good Size & Weight, High Quality of Material, Looks Great, Well Made, Easy to Install
          Cons: required cable clamp not included
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          Designed for underlayment applications, this MP Global Products 7-Day Programmable Thermostat makes it easy to precisely control temperature in your heated floor thanks to a floor sensor and a 4-event timer that allows the programming of automatic comfort and setback temperatures. A built-in ground fault circuit interrupter cuts power in the event of a power surge, helping to protect your floor and radiant system from damage and shield you from injury.
           

          I wish to install a spare sesnsor wire. What do you recommend?

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          guidovee
          June 22, 2017
          I wish to install a spare sesnsor wire. What do you recommend?
           
          The 1/2 in. Cross-grain Plywood planks have a 7-layer aluminum oxide finish, providing everyday wear and tear protection. This product has achieved Greenguard Indoor Air Quality Certification and has been tested for more than 10,000 volatile organic compounds, including formaldehyde, to meet these standards. The tongue and groove installation is easy and economical; above grade, on grade and below grade. The beauty of hardwood floors add style and timeless appeal to contemporary and traditional homes. Color: Natural.
           

          What are the maximum and minimum piece length in each package? also what is the package length? Thanks.

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          guidovee
          Norfolk. VA
          June 2, 2014
           
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          Add instant holiday decor with projection lighting featuring a whirling flurry of snowflakes. Control 61 colorful effects with a convenient remote control. LightShow Projection Snow Flurry creates magical holiday lighting on indoor or outdoor surfaces, including exterior or interior walls, living spaces, front doors and porches, garage doors, fences, trees and shrubs. Perfect for outdoor holiday decorating or anywhere you enjoy Christmas lights. Spotlight features a decorative holiday casing.
           

          how high and wide is the cast on the wall

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          sarge
          November 15, 2019
          how high and wide is the cast on the wall
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          guidovee
          Norfolk
          November 18, 2019
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          The answer to your question is dependent upon how far the projector is placed from the viewing surface. At a 10' distance from the viewing wall the display is spread out more than 20' wide and over 15' (the height of my wall) high.
           
          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: White on White with Silver Backsplash.
           

          Does this unit have any kind of a "deep fill" option? Why isn't this information in the specific...

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          Mister
          October 26, 2019
          Does this unit have any kind of a "deep fill" option? Why isn't this information in the specifications?
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          guidovee
          Norfolk
          November 7, 2019
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          Yes it does have a Deep Fill option (button on dashboard). As for your 2nd question - I don't know (I don't work for GE or H/D for that matter).
           
          The MILWAUKEE M18 1/2 in. Compact Brushless Drill/Driver Kit is the best drill in class, delivering unmatched power while maintaining its compact size. The brushless motor was built to ensure optimal tool performance. Built-in REDLINK power tool technology paired with REDLITHIUM batteries ensure these compact drills provide efficient power delivery resulting in less down time recharging batteries. The brushless drill's compact body is 6-1/2 in. long and lightweight at 3.4 lb. with the battery attached. Its small, light build allows for excellent control, especially while working in overhead or tight spaces. The compact drill/driver delivers 500 in. lbs. of torque and 0-500/0-1,800 RPM, able to tackle a wide range of drilling and fastening applications. The cordless compact drill has an all-metal gear case and 1/2 in. metal chuck. The compact brushless kit comes with the 1/2" drill/driver, two M18 REDLITHIUM CP2.0 compact batteries, a M18/M12 Multi-Voltage Charger and Carrying Case.
           

          anyone else have a problem with the chuck on these drills. I've had two now and I'm constantly losing drill bits.

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          Joe
          October 31, 2019
          chuck drops drill bits. drill seems under powered even with 5.0 battery.
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          guidovee
          Norfolk
          November 2, 2019
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          I've used mine 20 to 30 times and have not experienced any issues with the chuck - no issues at all for that matter.
           
          A 24 oz. spray with 64 oz. refill granite cleaner and granite polish in 1. The power of Granite Gold Daily Cleaner is fused with the strength of Granite Gold Polish for a quick and easy formula that cleans and polishes granite, marble, travertine and all other natural-stone and quartz surfaces. It quickly removes all types of spills and soils, leaves a fresh citrus scent and adds shine and luster.
           

          Use on granite headstones ?

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          Frenchy
          May 7, 2019
          Use on granite headstones ?
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          guidovee
          Norfolk
          October 20, 2019
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          Don't see why not although you need to buff it with a dry cloth after you apply it to remove any liquid residue
           
          Install vinyl, laminate and hardwood flooring like a professional with the Roberts Pro Flooring Installation Kit. This kit includes a tapping block, pull bar, double faced mallet and 30 expansion joint spacers that won't tip over during installation. This kit is reusable for future wood and vinyl flooring projects.
           

          Does this kit come with the Professional Pull Bar (model 10-18-8) and Professional Tapping Block ...

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          Levi
          October 14, 2019
          Does this kit come with the Professional Pull Bar (model 10-18-8) and Professional Tapping Block (model 10-17-8)?
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          guidovee
          Norfolk
          October 15, 2019
          Answer: 
          Yes on the 10-18-8 Professional Pull Bar but no on the 10-17-8 Professional Tapping Block
           
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