Darly
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    4.5 out of 5
  • First Review:
    May 13, 2014
  • Last Review:
    June 23, 2019
 
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      Activity Summary
       
      • Review count
        148
      • Helpfulness votes
        147
      • Average rating
        4.5
        4.5 out of 5
      • First Review:
        May 13, 2014
      • Last Review:
        June 23, 2019
       
      • Question count
        2
         
        • Answer count
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          Darly's Reviews
           
          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.
           
          from Norfolk
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          You can get by installing a luxury vinyl floor without this kit but now that I've used it I won't...
          PostedJune 23, 2019
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          You can get by installing a luxury vinyl floor without this kit but now that I've used it I won't do another one without it. I helped a neighbor install +/- 400 sf of vinyl plank floor last year with just a tapping block and hammer - we got the job done but we went through 3 tapping blocks in the process. The first two broke and it was a pain to interrupt the job to go buy new ones. We tried regular 1" x 6" scraps but we damaged the interlock joint too many times when working on a stubborn plank to not use a tapping block. I just finished an LVT installation in a family room using the Roberts Pro Flooring Installation Kit. It comes with 30 spacers (1/2" or 1/4" measure), a tapping block, a Read More
          You can get by installing a luxury vinyl floor without this kit but now that I've used it I won't do another one without it. I helped a neighbor install +/- 400 sf of vinyl plank floor last year with just a tapping block and hammer - we got the job done but we went through 3 tapping blocks in the process. The first two broke and it was a pain to interrupt the job to go buy new ones. We tried regular 1" x 6" scraps but we damaged the interlock joint too many times when working on a stubborn plank to not use a tapping block. I just finished an LVT installation in a family room using the Roberts Pro Flooring Installation Kit. It comes with 30 spacers (1/2" or 1/4" measure), a tapping block, a pull bar (useful when working up tight against walls and cabinets) and a nicely weighted non-marring hammer. In my opinion the hammer is the key - the composite double impact head does not shatter the tapping block and helps minimize leaving marks on the new floor. The spacers are well designed and especially easy to remove when working under a toekick overhang.
          A couple of observations - I wish the tapping block was 3" or 4" wider and if the instructions for your flooring require a 3/8' space between the edge of the flooring material and the wall you're SOL with this setup (not a deal breaker though). I'm glad I ordered this kit and feel that it is a worthwhile purchase for flooring newbies. Read Less
          Pros: Durable, Easy to Use, High Quality
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          The Adonis is a modern and well-equipped LED lamp in a slim and sleek form factor. Perfect for any task at hand, the Adonis LED desk lamp features a built-in fast wireless charger for easy phone and device charging. Three-step dimming for variable brightness, color temperature control for warm, cool and daylight and a pivoting lamp head for easily directing light where you need it.
           
          from Norfolk
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          I love everything about this lamp - its minimalist Bauhaus design, the multiple brightness levels...
          PostedJune 10, 2019
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          I love everything about this lamp - its minimalist Bauhaus design, the multiple brightness levels and color temperatures, the matte black finish and especially its wireless phone charging capability. The Adonis 17 Inch Black LED Clamp Lamp is ready to go right out of the box - just plug in the 6' cord and turn it on. It's so cool - the 17 1/2" high vertical mast has a single 17 1/2" arm that swings out to any angle you desire. The round 7" diameter base is sufficiently weighted to prevent even a hint of instability when the arm is cantilevered at a full ninety degree angle. The switch is in its base - a feature far superior in my opinion so there is no fumbling with the cord to turn it on Read More
          I love everything about this lamp - its minimalist Bauhaus design, the multiple brightness levels and color temperatures, the matte black finish and especially its wireless phone charging capability. The Adonis 17 Inch Black LED Clamp Lamp is ready to go right out of the box - just plug in the 6' cord and turn it on. It's so cool - the 17 1/2" high vertical mast has a single 17 1/2" arm that swings out to any angle you desire. The round 7" diameter base is sufficiently weighted to prevent even a hint of instability when the arm is cantilevered at a full ninety degree angle. The switch is in its base - a feature far superior in my opinion so there is no fumbling with the cord to turn it on and off. It comes with a written five year no hassle manufacturers warranty. While the name might be a little confusing (it does not have a clamp) everything else about this lamp is on point. Read Less
          Pros: Functional, Looks Great, Lots of Features, Stylish, Unique, Very Bright
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          Bring Elegance & Smart Organization to Your KitchenThis well-designed and durable, expandable bamboo kitchen storage organizer by Bambsi makes you proud to open your kitchen drawers widespread again and showcase your silverware and cutlery.It not only keeps your cutlery neatly organized, but it also looks warm and elegant. The revolutionary bamboo design is a long-term solution because of its naturally water-resistant properties that prevent the kitchen organizer from getting mold or mildew.In a glance, this is one of the neatest and smartest kitchen drawer storage solutions now made available for you from Bambsi, the premium bamboo products brand! All our products are FDA and FSC approved!Expandable - Easy to Fit and AdjustDont worry; the Bambsi bamboo kitchen organizer is 2 inches deep, adjustable from 12.75 to 18 inches wide and fits all standard-sized drawers. It will flawlessly fit, and you can make use of 7 compartments to fit your flatware, knife sets, utensils and other cutlery. From the seven compartments, 5 of them are flatware compartments and two are expandable sides that provide extra utensil storage spaces.
           
          from Norfolk
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Our remodeled kitchen needed new drawer organizers. The old silverware was in a 15" drawer - the ...
          PostedJune 3, 2019
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          Our remodeled kitchen needed new drawer organizers. The old silverware was in a 15" drawer - the new one is now 30" wide. The Belmint Bamboo Expandable Kitchen Drawer Organizer with Knife Block is a great solution for our situation as it actually has two knife blocks. It will fit in a drawer as small as 13" wide but we are using it at its full expanded 22 1/4" capacity (larger than the 21" stated on the box). It comes well protected in a sturdy corrugated cardboard box and does not require any assembly - you just slide it to the width you desire and slip it into the drawer. Its attractive natural bamboo color compliments the maple interior finish of the cabinets. There are seven generous Read More
          Our remodeled kitchen needed new drawer organizers. The old silverware was in a 15" drawer - the new one is now 30" wide. The Belmint Bamboo Expandable Kitchen Drawer Organizer with Knife Block is a great solution for our situation as it actually has two knife blocks. It will fit in a drawer as small as 13" wide but we are using it at its full expanded 22 1/4" capacity (larger than the 21" stated on the box). It comes well protected in a sturdy corrugated cardboard box and does not require any assembly - you just slide it to the width you desire and slip it into the drawer. Its attractive natural bamboo color compliments the maple interior finish of the cabinets. There are seven generous compartments when fully expanded. We easily store 12 place settings and a double set of serving pieces using this configuration. The knife blocks which can be positioned in a couple of different orientations (or not used at all) allow the safe storage of 10 knives. The wife much prefers this to the old plastic trays we used to use.
          Being a natural wood-like product it is starting to show signs of wear and tear from the metal utensils but that is to be expected and I don't imagine it will be much of a problem in the long run. I cut a couple of pieces of 1/4" stock to slip between the expanded 'wings' of the organizer to make it a little more rigid in the drawer. All in all this is a great functional organizer. Read Less
          Pros: Convenient, Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, Looks Great, Nice Design
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          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.
           
          from Norfolk
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          After another simple repair task was made tougher than is it should have been by a missing/lost/...
          PostedMay 31, 2019
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          After another simple repair task was made tougher than is it should have been by a missing/lost/borrowed-and-not-returned (choose one) ratcheting wrench I finally broke down and ordered a new set. As a former auto repair shop owner I remember when I bought my first set from the tool man as more of a curiosity purchase than out of need. GearWrenches quickly they became part of my most used tools from a time saver and convenience of use standpoint. I will always grab a ratcheting wrench before a box or traditional style open end wrench due their convenience of use. They are especially useful when working in very tight spaces due to their 5 degree minimal range of motion.
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          After another simple repair task was made tougher than is it should have been by a missing/lost/borrowed-and-not-returned (choose one) ratcheting wrench I finally broke down and ordered a new set. As a former auto repair shop owner I remember when I bought my first set from the tool man as more of a curiosity purchase than out of need. GearWrenches quickly they became part of my most used tools from a time saver and convenience of use standpoint. I will always grab a ratcheting wrench before a box or traditional style open end wrench due their convenience of use. They are especially useful when working in very tight spaces due to their 5 degree minimal range of motion.
          The 13 piece GearWrench SAE Racheting Combination Wrench Set comes with its own sturdy "Wrench Locker" (a plastic snap in carrier/organizer that works well but is too big for all but the largest tool box drawers). The GearWrench name has been around for +/- 20years - I believe they introduced the "ratcheting wrench" concept to the tool world but don't quote me. They come with a manufacturing defect lifetime warranty (whatever that is). I have used and abused my original set for all kinds of wrenching challenges and have never had a problem with one so I can't speak to that issue. I will say that I don't wail on them or use an extension bar once I have established that a nut or bolt is frozen (common sense). So if you haven't figured it out yet I really like the GearWrench product. If you are just starting your tool set or an aspiring auto tech or handy man you can't go wrong investing in a GearWrench set (both metric and SAE - in as large a set as your budget will allow). Read Less
          Pros: Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, Sturdy
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          The GearWrench 16-Piece Metric Master Ratcheting Wrench Set need just 5 degrees of movement to turn fasteners, thanks to their small box end design for access in tight spots. The Surface Drive design prevents rounding of fasteners, and these wrenches can be used along any length of a threaded rod without having to move the wrench from the fastener. The wrenches come in a molded package tray, and they're backed by a lifetime warranty.
           
          from Norfolk
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          The years have not been kind to my hand tool collection. After another simple repair task was mad...
          PostedMay 31, 2019
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          The years have not been kind to my hand tool collection. After another simple repair task was made tougher than is it should have been by a missing/lost/borrowed-and-not-returned (choose one) ratcheting wrench I finally broke down and ordered a new set. As a former auto repair shop owner I remember when I bought my first set from the tool man as more of a curiosity purchase than out of need. GearWrenches quickly they became part of my most used tools from a time saver and convenience of use standpoint. I will always grab a ratcheting wrench before a box or traditional style open end wrench due their convenience of use. They are especially useful when working in very tight spaces due to their Read More
          The years have not been kind to my hand tool collection. After another simple repair task was made tougher than is it should have been by a missing/lost/borrowed-and-not-returned (choose one) ratcheting wrench I finally broke down and ordered a new set. As a former auto repair shop owner I remember when I bought my first set from the tool man as more of a curiosity purchase than out of need. GearWrenches quickly they became part of my most used tools from a time saver and convenience of use standpoint. I will always grab a ratcheting wrench before a box or traditional style open end wrench due their convenience of use. They are especially useful when working in very tight spaces due to their 5 degree minimal racheting throw.
          The GearWrench Metric Racheting 16 piece Combination Wrench Set comes with its own sturdy "Wrench Locker" (a plastic snap in carrier/organizer that works well but is too big for all but the largest tool box drawers). The GearWrench name has been around for +/- 20years - I believe they introduced the "wratcheting wrench" concept to the tool world but don't quote me. They come with a manufacturing defect lifetime warranty (whatever that is). I have used and abused my original set for all kinds of wrenching challenges and have never had a problem with one so I can't speak to that issue. I will say that I don't wail on them or use an extension bar once I have established that a nut or bolt is frozen (I do possess a little common sense). So if you haven't figured it out yet I really like the GearWrench product. If you are just starting your tool set or an aspiring auto tech or handy man you can't go wrong investing in a GearWrench set (both metric and SAE - in as large a set as your budget will allow). Read Less
          Pros: Durable, Easy to Use
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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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          Darly
          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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          Darly
          Norfolk. VA
          June 2, 2014
           
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          With the Masterbuilt MES 35B Electric Smoker, you'll achieve competition-ready results in your own backyard, without the hassle of charcoal or propane. Simply plug this smoker in, set the analog controls, and it does the work. The three chrome-coated racks provide plenty of room to smoke up to 3 chickens, 2 turkeys, 3 racks or ribs, or 3 pork butts. Master the art of smoking with Masterbuilt.
           

          Is this weather proof? If I use it in an uncovered area and it starts to rain, will I have to tur...

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          KRMatthias
          June 22, 2019
          Is this weather proof? If I use it in an uncovered area and it starts to rain, will I have to turn it off and cover it?
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          Darly
          Norfolk
          June 24, 2019
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          I have used mine while it was raining with no issues. That being said I took a 1/2 lb. cold cut container with a snap on lid (cut a hole on one of the narrow sides to accommodate the the rheostat connector) and mounted it upside down to protect the temperature dial from moisture. I store it inside when not in use though,.
           
          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.
           

          I push the red button on the legs to adjust height but itdoesn't lock into place.. how do I lock ...

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          jP
          May 26, 2019
          I push the red button on the legs to adjust height but itdoesn't lock into place.. how do I lock it into place?
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          Darly
          Norfolk
          June 1, 2019
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          On my unit the buttons are spring loaded and automatically snap into place once they encounter a hole. Perhaps check with the mfr.??
           
          The GearWrench 16-Piece Metric Master Ratcheting Wrench Set need just 5 degrees of movement to turn fasteners, thanks to their small box end design for access in tight spots. The Surface Drive design prevents rounding of fasteners, and these wrenches can be used along any length of a threaded rod without having to move the wrench from the fastener. The wrenches come in a molded package tray, and they're backed by a lifetime warranty.
           

          where are these made?

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          geo3434
          May 9, 2019
          where are these made?
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          Darly
          Norfolk
          May 31, 2019
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          China
           
          TOGGLED 2-tube LED shop light fixtures don't use a ballast. This allows for easy maintenance or upgrade in the future by simply swapping the lights for new LED tubes. The LED tubes and fixture are UL listed, FCC compliant LED products that combined, use only 32-Watt of energy and are rated for 50,000-hours with a 6-year warranty. DLC listed LED tubes are included.
           

          can I mount the hooks in the ceiling 48 inches apart so they are screwed into wood trusses.

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          cwb
          May 27, 2019
          can I mount the hooks in the ceiling 48 inches apart so they are screwed into wood trusses.
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          Darly
          Norfolk
          May 28, 2019
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          That is what I did. I ended up adding a short length of chain to each side to get the height I wanted though.
           
          A gentle electric radiant heat system designed specifically for dry installation under floating wood and laminate floors. A low profile, line voltage system, it features gradual warmth from low wattage resistance heating of ultra-thin, flexible radiant heat film. Installed easily over a subfloor or over an acoustic/insulating underlayment as part of the overall floor assembly, it uses just 12 watts per square foot to gently raise the temperature of the floor, conforming to the warranty requirements of many floating floors. The system, which sports an impressive 99% efficiency, includes temperature limiting properties so the film does not overheat. Its available in four convenient rollout mat sizes that will accommodate most any layout. Each mat has wires pre-attached for ease of installation.
           

          can this product be installed under real hardwood flooring? How well will it heat the floor?

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          bill
          May 13, 2019
          can this product be installed under real hardwood flooring? How well will it heat the floor?
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          Darly
          Norfolk
          May 14, 2019
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          No. The nails will puncture the heat membrane. Also won't work if you glue it. Strictly my opinion though - I used it under a floating floor.
           
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