guidovee
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      • Review count
        163
      • Helpfulness votes
        178
      • Average rating
        4.5
        4.5 out of 5
      • First Review:
        May 13, 2014
      • Last Review:
        October 2, 2019
       
      • Question count
        2
         
        • Answer count
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          guidovee's Reviews
           
          Age Range:65 or over
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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. Color: Ivory.
           
          from Norfolk
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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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          Makita 18-Volt LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless 2 Gal. HEPA Filter Portable Wet/Dry Dust Extractor/Vacuum, Tool Only
           
          from Norfolk
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          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Usage frequency:Daily
          Received free product:Yes
          I ordered the Makita 18V Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless Portable Wet/Dry HEPA Filter Vacuum somew...
          PostedAugust 9, 2019
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          I ordered the Makita 18V Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless Portable Wet/Dry HEPA Filter Vacuum somewhat on a whim but mostly out of necessity. So far its been pretty good. Its about 15" long by 12" high by 9" wide, and has two suction power settings. The handle is well located for balance, large and comfortable for carrying and folds out of the way when not needed. It comes with a crevasse tool and a 4" wide upholstery type suction nozzle and a self storing built in hose that extends to better than 5'. It has vacuumed up everything I've thrown at it during a kitchen remodel with the cordless feature making it very easy to grab it, use it and get it out of the way. Its beefy construction will Read More
          I ordered the Makita 18V Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless Portable Wet/Dry HEPA Filter Vacuum somewhat on a whim but mostly out of necessity. So far its been pretty good. Its about 15" long by 12" high by 9" wide, and has two suction power settings. The handle is well located for balance, large and comfortable for carrying and folds out of the way when not needed. It comes with a crevasse tool and a 4" wide upholstery type suction nozzle and a self storing built in hose that extends to better than 5'. It has vacuumed up everything I've thrown at it during a kitchen remodel with the cordless feature making it very easy to grab it, use it and get it out of the way. Its beefy construction will most likely stand up to the rigors of my moderate use and abuse for years.
          After a couple of weeks of daily use here are my observations: It should but does not come with a shoulder strap - the handle is great but frequently I need a free hand to efficiently vacuum the nooks, crannies and tight areas. Mine came with a 4.0 amp battery that is good for 20 to 25 minutes of intermittent use at the lower suction setting before becoming too weak to use effectively. Also I find that the lower setting is quite sufficient for most cleaning situations using the crevasse tool. I used the 4" suction attachment nozzle set at the higher setting for cleaning the seats and carpet in my car and felt it didn't do quite as nice a job as the powered vacuum I use for that task. Also it noticeably lost power after only 10 minutes. The battery charges fully in about a half hour. It is very easy and not too messy to empty. Lastly I discovered (surprisingly so) that the free end of the hose does not fit onto my Makita Orbital Sander - whats up with that? I like this vacuum but at the very least it should mate with the dust attachment fittings with other Makita tools. Read Less
          Pros: Cleans Edges/Corners Well, Easy to Use, Nice Design, Sturdy
          Cons: doesn't fit other makita tools dust attachments
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          The 60 in. LED Polished Nickel Ceiling Fan is a very clean modern fan with wood-like blades which will bring life to any room. The DC motor is up to 70% more energy efficient that traditional fan motors and allows more speeds for operation. The 14-Watt Samsung LED light source is both energy efficient and has a long-life span of 50,000 hours. The 3-wood like blades are seasoned wood in finish and will push a high 7,240 CFMs. The remote control operates both the light and speed functions and includes batteries. Also come with a lifetime motor warranty for peace of mind.
           
          from Norfolk
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          I was looking for a new ceiling fan for our 17" x 24" everything room and wanted and "edgier" con...
          PostedAugust 8, 2019
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          I was looking for a new ceiling fan for our 17" x 24" everything room and wanted and "edgier" contemporary look - our old fan was an ancient brass brass trimmed Victorian style Hunter model with a four bulb frosted tulip style glass shade getup. Definitely past due for an update! The Triplex 60 inch Polished Nickel Ceiling Fan with LED Light checked off all of the boxes on our list.
          It comes well packaged/protected in a sturdy box with a blow molded styrofoam liner. The instructions are very good with all necessary bits and pieces included. I'd like to say the installation was a piece of cake and top off this review with how much we are enjoying our new fan but . . . . I didn't get that Read More
          I was looking for a new ceiling fan for our 17" x 24" everything room and wanted and "edgier" contemporary look - our old fan was an ancient brass brass trimmed Victorian style Hunter model with a four bulb frosted tulip style glass shade getup. Definitely past due for an update! The Triplex 60 inch Polished Nickel Ceiling Fan with LED Light checked off all of the boxes on our list.
          It comes well packaged/protected in a sturdy box with a blow molded styrofoam liner. The instructions are very good with all necessary bits and pieces included. I'd like to say the installation was a piece of cake and top off this review with how much we are enjoying our new fan but . . . . I didn't get that far. The wood like blades are definitely not wood (my bad - I saw "wood" in the description and should have investigated further). For me the big deal breaker is the sub-par paint job on the blades. Look at the photos of where the blade attaches to the motor assembly - all three of the blades show an 1 1/2" - 2" triangle of grey primer where the faux wood finish is lacking. This issue should not exist. Combine that with my rendering our old fan unusable as a result of the removal process and the result is an unhappy camper. Customer Service was helpful but the proposed turn around time for obtaining a replacement unit is just too long. While I am disappointed with the situation I still like the fan - I just wish the manufacturer had better quality control. Read Less
          Pros: Easy to Assemble, Nice Design, Stylish
          Cons: poor blade finish
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          The Edgelit Flat panel 6 in. White Integrated LED Recessed Kit makes it easy to add downlights anywhere you want. No need for an existing recessed can or junction box in the ceiling. Simply cut a hole in the drywall based on the instruction sheet dimension stated, run your Romex cable from the direct line voltage to our can less retrofit kit thru the knockout to the quick connect terminal, daisy chain additional Romex from the quick connect thru the knockout to your next can less retrofit kit, then push the spring loaded clips thru your existing hole. The springs will pull up on the retrofit kit for an airtight seal. The load profile design makes it the perfect option for low plenum clearance for indoor and outdoor residential, hospitality, commercial and multifamily applications with confined, hard to reach spaces such as closets, attics, bathrooms, hallways, stairwells, elevators, soffits, porches and entry ways.
           
          from Norfolk
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          Gender:Male
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          I ordered a 6 inch size 65-Watt Equivalent 3000K (warm white) White Round Flat Panel Integrated J...
          PostedAugust 5, 2019
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          I ordered a 6 inch size 65-Watt Equivalent 3000K (warm white) White Round Flat Panel Integrated J-box recessed trim downlight and received Feit 'enhance' model 75 watt replacement (uses 12 watts) 6" integrated downlight instead. A pretty good trade in my opinion. I have been slowly but steadily replacing old recessed incandescent ceiling can lights with LED's either as they have failed or as I have remodeled/renovated each area of the downstairs of our 100+ year old house. This will go in the 4'x4' pantry off the kitchen at the end of a run. This will be the tenth or eleventh one I have done. It is by far the most compact and thus I expect it to be no more than a ten minute job tops Read More
          I ordered a 6 inch size 65-Watt Equivalent 3000K (warm white) White Round Flat Panel Integrated J-box recessed trim downlight and received Feit 'enhance' model 75 watt replacement (uses 12 watts) 6" integrated downlight instead. A pretty good trade in my opinion. I have been slowly but steadily replacing old recessed incandescent ceiling can lights with LED's either as they have failed or as I have remodeled/renovated each area of the downstairs of our 100+ year old house. This will go in the 4'x4' pantry off the kitchen at the end of a run. This will be the tenth or eleventh one I have done. It is by far the most compact and thus I expect it to be no more than a ten minute job tops (translation: piece of cake).
          From the photos you can see the interior of the j-box with the included push on style (I like them) wire nuts. The cover pops off with a small screwdriver. As you can also see there are two (I would have preferred three) spring clamps that securely hold the light snug up against the underside of the sheet rock ceiling. The instructions are more than adequate. A couple of shortcomings to note: a locknut cable clamp is needed and not provided (come on!), this light will not work well with plaster on lathe ceilings - they are too thick for the clamping set-up and finally, the integral j-box is pretty small making middle of the run and 12 ga wiring connections a real bear. That being said this is a great light in my opinion for new work and some old work replacement situations. Read Less
          Pros: Looks Great, Nice Design
          Cons: small j-box
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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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          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
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          Yes on the 10-18-8 Professional Pull Bar but no on the 10-17-8 Professional Tapping Block
           
          Add some light where you need it most with a GE LED Light Temperature Adjustable, Motion-Sensing Light Bar. No other light does everything this light does. Revolutionary, game changing technology keeps the grubby parts of life off your beautiful fixtures. To avoid accidental operation, the motion sensor only detects movement from within 2 in. to 3 in. A simple wave of your hand will give you light whenever you need it. The 18 in. motion-sensing fixture features two light levels of evenly distributed light, allowing you to select a task level or accent light level. Linkable up to 30 units. It can be direct wired using the GE Junction Box (494469). Adjustable to three different light temperature levels; Soft warm white (3000K), bright cool white (4000K), and daylight (5000K). This fixture can be directly wired to an existing wall switch to free up outlets. It comes with everything you need to complete a plug-in installation. This product is UL listed and is backed by a limited-lifetime warranty.
           

          I need to replace an old task light over the kitchen sink of a 50's house with plaster walls. Ol...

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          Tammy
          September 18, 2019
          I need to replace an old task light over the kitchen sink of a 50's house with plaster walls. Old light was hardwired with a pull chain. Will this be adequate for this type of task lighting and hard wiring?
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          guidovee
          Norfolk
          September 19, 2019
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          Not if you need a fixture with a pull chain to turn it off and on.
           

          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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          guidovee
          August 27, 2019
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          No
           

          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)
           
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