guidovee
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    May 13, 2014
  • Last Review:
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      Activity Summary
       
      • Review count
        161
      • Helpfulness votes
        173
      • Average rating
        4.5
        4.5 out of 5
      • First Review:
        May 13, 2014
      • Last Review:
        September 16, 2019
       
      • Question count
        2
         
        • Answer count
          117
           
           
           
           
          guidovee's Reviews
           
          Give a fresh look to your contemporary decor with the 52 in. Mickelson LED Brushed Nickel Ceiling Fan. Ideal for large spaces, this fan features 5 blades for air movement efficiency, with quiet, wobble-free operation. The handy wall control offers independent light and speed controls.
           
          from Norfolk
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          While I am by no means a ceiling fan authority I have installed enough of these things to know wh...
          PostedSeptember 16, 2019
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          While I am by no means a ceiling fan authority I have installed enough of these things to know which ones are good ones and which ones are not so much. The Mickelson 52" Integrated LED Light Indoor Brushed Nickel Dual Mount Ceiling Fan by Aire falls into the first category. The finishes and fit are excellent - no exposed casting burs or flash on any of the metal parts, no sketchy paint coverage nor any issues with sub standard screws or hole threads. The box comes with everything you need (and expect) like the battery for the remote, extra fasteners in case you lose one, a small blade balancing kit and best of all great instructions. Swapping out an old tired looking Hunter took less than 45 Read More
          While I am by no means a ceiling fan authority I have installed enough of these things to know which ones are good ones and which ones are not so much. The Mickelson 52" Integrated LED Light Indoor Brushed Nickel Dual Mount Ceiling Fan by Aire falls into the first category. The finishes and fit are excellent - no exposed casting burs or flash on any of the metal parts, no sketchy paint coverage nor any issues with sub standard screws or hole threads. The box comes with everything you need (and expect) like the battery for the remote, extra fasteners in case you lose one, a small blade balancing kit and best of all great instructions. Swapping out an old tired looking Hunter took less than 45 minutes including rounding up everything I needed (step ladder, phillips head screw driver and needle nose pliers), getting a good handle on the instructions, installation and cleanup. The only real issues I had were with the somewhat anemic light (maybe as bright as a single 60 watt incandescent bulb) and the clunky style of the art deco-ish fan blade mounts. They're growing on me though. The wife is pleased with it and that is pretty much all that matters. Read Less
          Pros: Easy to Assemble, High Quality of Material, Looks Great, Well Made
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          The SmartCode 955 Commercial Grade touchpad electronic deadbolt lever is a 1-touch locking motorized deadbolt. With your personalized code, you can enter your home with the convenience of keyless entry and the back-lit keypad provides increased visibility. SmartCode 955 is easy to install, program and use, and operates on one 9 Volt battery. It also features SmartKey Security as the back-up keyway. This entry lever can be locked or unlocked by using the keypad or key from the outside as well as the turn button from the inside. The crisp, clean appearance of the Satin Nickel finish adds to the overall look of the product and brings a modern feel.
           
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          Since we're having a serious do nothing day courtesy of Hurricane Dorian I figured my downtime wo...
          PostedSeptember 6, 2019
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          Since we're having a serious do nothing day courtesy of Hurricane Dorian I figured my downtime would be well spent checking off some of my indoor to-do list items. I just finished installing The Kwikset 955 Smartcode Pembroke Door Lever on our back door. This thing is way cool! It has a 10 digit lighted keypad that can be easily custom programmed with your own four to eight number pass code. A 3 year (hopefully it will last that long) battery is included to power the electronics as well as the motorized deadbolt. The Smartkey feature is a nice bonus - this allow you to program the lock cylinder to yourself without hiring a locksmith. Nice if you wish to have this lock keyed to match another Read More
          Since we're having a serious do nothing day courtesy of Hurricane Dorian I figured my downtime would be well spent checking off some of my indoor to-do list items. I just finished installing The Kwikset 955 Smartcode Pembroke Door Lever on our back door. This thing is way cool! It has a 10 digit lighted keypad that can be easily custom programmed with your own four to eight number pass code. A 3 year (hopefully it will last that long) battery is included to power the electronics as well as the motorized deadbolt. The Smartkey feature is a nice bonus - this allow you to program the lock cylinder to yourself without hiring a locksmith. Nice if you wish to have this lock keyed to match another existing one or if you want to change keys at down the road for security reasons.
          The entire assembly appears to be very stout and well made. The start to finish installation process including getting a handle on the instructions and programming the lock cylinder in my existing door took about a half hour with just a medium sized phillips head screwdriver. The instructions were clear and easy to wrap my head around. This deadbolt door latch unit provides many options for allowing entry without a key (and it is very easy to add or delete a new code for weekend visitors or, say a package delivery). Read Less
          Pros: Easy to Install, Nice Design, Sturdy
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          I ordered the Geeni High Speed USB Charger Outlet with Voice Control after seeing one at an open ...
          PostedSeptember 4, 2019
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          I ordered the Geeni High Speed USB Charger Outlet with Voice Control after seeing one at an open house in down the street. My wife thought it would be a great upgrade for the kitchen counter receptacle we use for charging tablets and phones as well as plugging in the electronic timer we use to control a radio we play when we are away on trips. Unfortunately it is to big (see photo) for any of the electrical boxes along the kitchen counter or in my office or in the family room. The house electrical system was "upgraded" over 30 years ago and many of the switches and outlets have those brown bakelite j-boxes. Since the kitchen walls are all subway tile swapping the bakelite box for a bigger Read More
          I ordered the Geeni High Speed USB Charger Outlet with Voice Control after seeing one at an open house in down the street. My wife thought it would be a great upgrade for the kitchen counter receptacle we use for charging tablets and phones as well as plugging in the electronic timer we use to control a radio we play when we are away on trips. Unfortunately it is to big (see photo) for any of the electrical boxes along the kitchen counter or in my office or in the family room. The house electrical system was "upgraded" over 30 years ago and many of the switches and outlets have those brown bakelite j-boxes. Since the kitchen walls are all subway tile swapping the bakelite box for a bigger old work box is a major hassle. .
          The outlet itself very stout and well designed with an excellent wire fastening setup. It will fit just barely into a standard new work box but probably not fit if it is going on a 20 amp circuit with 12 ga wire. I will try to update this review once I install a bigger box in one of the other suitable locations. Read Less
          Pros: Looks Great, Lots of Features, Nice Design, Sturdy
          Cons: barely fits in a standard new work box
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          Use this 1/2 in. x 2 ft. x 2 ft. PureBond Maple Plywood Project Panel for your next cabinetry or furniture project and never worry about it releasing airborne contaminants, as formaldehyde-laden products are prone to do. A decorative maple veneer graces the face of this 5-ply panel, assembled on top of two other veneers with a soy-based PureBond technology that is environmentally friendly and won’t off-gas toxic fumes like UF plywood. The natural warmth and beauty of real maple gives the decorative face veneer a splendid appearance that forms the foundation for impressive DIY creations, such as serving trays, end tables, pet food centers, footstools, wall pockets, shelves and more. It's a cost-competitive alternative to products that may degrade indoor air quality over time, and its water resistance further strengthens its endurance for lasting performance.
           
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          GREAT PRODUCT. ALMOST PERFECT PIECE OF LUMBER. CUSTOM CUT OPTION WAS PRETTY EASY TO ORCHESTRATE, ...
          PostedAugust 27, 2019
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          GREAT PRODUCT. ALMOST PERFECT PIECE OF LUMBER. CUSTOM CUT OPTION WAS PRETTY EASY TO ORCHESTRATE, ACCURATE AND SOMEWHAT OF A TIME SAVER. WILL DEFINITELY USE AGAIN
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          This medallion area rug is ideal for bringing your home design together. Perfect for helping to create a calm and soothing environment, it has soft tones, adding to your beautiful decor. Great for keeping your room warm, it has a half an inch of pile height, creating an insulated place to rest your feet on. This economy power-loomed rug features a transitional style and soft pile. Created from durable synthetic olefin.
           
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          I have been searching for light/bright colored rugs for our semi- finished basement. The 5'-3" x ...
          PostedAugust 21, 2019
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          I have been searching for light/bright colored rugs for our semi- finished basement. The 5'-3" x 7'-3" Vintage Ivory Madison Collection Area Rug is a nice addition as such. The large circular filigree patterns in light blue and grey add a floral note to the overall appearance. It is a well finished contemporary style floor covering that really brightens up the space. As you can see from the photos it has retained its rolled up for shipping memory for a couple of days now but I don't expect it to be a long term issue - I just wish rug manufacturers would roll them so they would lay flat instead of curl up. I feel that this rug is a well priced economy quality rug that will last for several Read More
          I have been searching for light/bright colored rugs for our semi- finished basement. The 5'-3" x 7'-3" Vintage Ivory Madison Collection Area Rug is a nice addition as such. The large circular filigree patterns in light blue and grey add a floral note to the overall appearance. It is a well finished contemporary style floor covering that really brightens up the space. As you can see from the photos it has retained its rolled up for shipping memory for a couple of days now but I don't expect it to be a long term issue - I just wish rug manufacturers would roll them so they would lay flat instead of curl up. I feel that this rug is a well priced economy quality rug that will last for several years in its (low traffic) location however I wish it had a denser weave and a deeper pile. Also it definitely needs a rug pad to keep it in place. Read Less
          Pros: Looks Great, Modern
          Cons: pile not dense enough nor deep enough
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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.
           

          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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          Use this 1/2 in. x 2 ft. x 2 ft. PureBond Maple Plywood Project Panel for your next cabinetry or furniture project and never worry about it releasing airborne contaminants, as formaldehyde-laden products are prone to do. A decorative maple veneer graces the face of this 5-ply panel, assembled on top of two other veneers with a soy-based PureBond technology that is environmentally friendly and won’t off-gas toxic fumes like UF plywood. The natural warmth and beauty of real maple gives the decorative face veneer a splendid appearance that forms the foundation for impressive DIY creations, such as serving trays, end tables, pet food centers, footstools, wall pockets, shelves and more. It's a cost-competitive alternative to products that may degrade indoor air quality over time, and its water resistance further strengthens its endurance for lasting performance.
           

          Do the 2X2X3/4 or 1/2 in panels have veneer on the edges so that you do not see the plywood grain?

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          David
          Greensburg PA
          March 31, 2016
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          August 27, 2019
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          No
           
          Use this 1/2 in. x 2 ft. x 2 ft. PureBond Maple Plywood Project Panel for your next cabinetry or furniture project and never worry about it releasing airborne contaminants, as formaldehyde-laden products are prone to do. A decorative maple veneer graces the face of this 5-ply panel, assembled on top of two other veneers with a soy-based PureBond technology that is environmentally friendly and won’t off-gas toxic fumes like UF plywood. The natural warmth and beauty of real maple gives the decorative face veneer a splendid appearance that forms the foundation for impressive DIY creations, such as serving trays, end tables, pet food centers, footstools, wall pockets, shelves and more. It's a cost-competitive alternative to products that may degrade indoor air quality over time, and its water resistance further strengthens its endurance for lasting performance.
           

          Can this wood be stained.

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          Projectcoop
          June 10, 2019
          Would like to stain and seal
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          guidovee
          August 27, 2019
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          Yes - that's what I did and it turned out great
           
          Gearwrench 13-Piece Master Combination Ratcheting Wrench Set combines the speed of a ratchet with the access and control of a wrench. Ease of 5 degree of movement to turn fasteners. Small ratcheting box end head design allows easy access to tight spots. Moves a fastener along any length threaded rod without removing the wrench from the fastener. The patented wrench locker rack holds wrenches in place for transporting and storage.
           

          What are the sizes?

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          Ken
          August 15, 2019
          What are the sizes?
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          guidovee
          Norfolk
          August 17, 2019
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          1/4" through 1* in 1/16' increments (total of 13 wrenches)
           
          Use the retrofit recessed downlight to convert your standard 5 in./6 in. recessed cans into high-quality smart lighting. Its sleek and elegant design makes it ideal for general room lighting. Suitable for both wet and dry locations, can be used in kitchens, living rooms, bedrooms, bathroom and showers or outdoors under a porch or eave. With 50,000 shades of white, from warm to cool white, customize all of your daily routines into moments you can enjoy.
           

          what size is the bulb? br30? A19?

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          Sam
          August 11, 2019
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          guidovee
          Norfolk
          August 13, 2019
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          It doesn't have a bulb - the "bulb" is an entire LED fixture designed to fit into an existing 5" or 6" recessed can or pot ceiling fixture
           
          The Everbilt Commercial 10 ft. x 10 ft. Instant Canopy-Pop Up Tent is perfect for any promotional event, fair, farmers market, craft show or outdoor, backyard, tailgate, athletic, camping and recreational activities. This instant canopy is easy to operate with a central hub for easy 1 hand open and close operation. The commercial design provides great shade, sun-protection to block UV rays and incorporates a side wall for versatility for up to 12 people to enjoy at any event or activity. Designed with a 1-piece powder-coated steel frame with push button legs for easy height adjustment. The Everbilt 10 ft. x 10 ft. Commercial Instant Canopy is easy to set up, take down, store and transport anywhere with the durable wheeled bag included.
           

          Water resistant. Does it really keep you dry when it rains..especially with the large vent at top...

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          Cindy
          June 25, 2019
          Water resistant. Does it really keep you dry when it rains..especially with the large vent at top point?
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          guidovee
          Norfolk
          August 9, 2019
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          In my experience its good for no more than 5 - 10 minutes of light to moderate windless rain.
           
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