guidovee
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      Activity Summary
       
      • Review count
        165
      • Helpfulness votes
        178
      • Average rating
        4.5
        4.5 out of 5
      • First Review:
        May 13, 2014
      • Last Review:
        October 21, 2019
       
      • Question count
        2
         
        • Answer count
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          guidovee's Reviews
           
          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.
          The 13 piece Read More
          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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          Eaton's TAL06P2-C2-K Toggle AL dimmer offers traditional toggle look with integrated full-range dimming for 300W dimmable LED and CFL as well as 600W Incandescent, Halogen, Dimmable Fluorescent, Electronic Low-Voltage and Magnetic Low-Voltage light sources. This unit is ideal for residential and light commercial applications and is compatible with traditional toggle style devices and wallplates. Preset units feature a preset ON/OFF switch that automatically returns controlled light(s) to a preset level without disturbing the brightness level. The device is designed for both Single-Pole 1 location) and 3-Way (multi-location) applications and features an adjustable Rapid-Start setting which provides additional power for a brief time period to ensure lamp start-up at low dim settings. The unit allows for a quick change and precise color matching with light almond, white and ivory for you to choose from. Color: Color Change Kit.
           
          from Norfolk
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          For the past few years I have been upgrading my old light switches as we remodel or upgrade a roo...
          PostedMay 9, 2019
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          For the past few years I have been upgrading my old light switches as we remodel or upgrade a room in our house. I ordered the Eaton AL Series 300w TAL06P2-C2 Toggle Dimmer for family room. When I first started replacing switches ten or twelve years ago I learned the hard way that not all dimmers are compatible with some of the newer bulbs (mostly LED's in my experience) out there. Eaton has eliminated that issue with this switch by making it work with LED, CFL, florescent, incandescent, halide and a couple of other types of bulbs. It is a traditional looking toggle type switch with a small slide adjuster that does the dimming. To make life a little easier this switch comes three different Read More
          For the past few years I have been upgrading my old light switches as we remodel or upgrade a room in our house. I ordered the Eaton AL Series 300w TAL06P2-C2 Toggle Dimmer for family room. When I first started replacing switches ten or twelve years ago I learned the hard way that not all dimmers are compatible with some of the newer bulbs (mostly LED's in my experience) out there. Eaton has eliminated that issue with this switch by making it work with LED, CFL, florescent, incandescent, halide and a couple of other types of bulbs. It is a traditional looking toggle type switch with a small slide adjuster that does the dimming. To make life a little easier this switch comes three different color toggles (white, ivory and almond) to match most existing switch plate situations.
          It took me a little over half an hour to swap out old for new - the body of this switch is a little bulky making for a tight squeeze. A little patience and finesse are required but even a neophyte handyman/homeowner can do it without too much trouble. If you are upgrading from a standard switch believe it or not - everything will fit back into the box! We're pleased with the results. Read Less
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          Remember when you could make cuts quickly and easily. The WEN 5 Amp Plunge Cut 3-1/2 in. Mini Circular Saw provides versatile and powerful performance all in the palm of your hand. Perfect for wood flooring, drywall, tile, sheet metal, pipes, carpet and more. Its compact design weighs in at a mere 5 lbs., limiting fatigue during operation and making for easy storage between jobs. The 5 Amp motor provides maximum torque, spinning the 3-1/2 in. blade (89 mm, 10 mm arbor) up to 4500 RPM. Attack boards up to 1-1/8 in. in thickness. Adjust the depth stop to your desired cutting depth for the perfect plunge cut in even the hardest of woods. Your WEN Compact Circular Saw also comes packed with accessories, including a carbide-tipped wood-cutting blade, a diamond-coated tile-cutting blade, a soft metal and plastic-cutting blade, a 5 in. rip fence, a dust extraction tube, and a convenient blow-mold carrying case, complete with storage compartments for all your accessories. And, because its a WEN product, your handheld circular saw comes backed by a nationwide network of skilled service technicians, a friendly customer help line and a 2-year warranty, all to make sure you remember WEN.
           
          from Norfolk
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          I ordered the Wen 5 Amp 3 1/2 inch Plunge Cut Compact Circular Saw partly out of need partly on a...
          PostedMay 8, 2019
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          I ordered the Wen 5 Amp 3 1/2 inch Plunge Cut Compact Circular Saw partly out of need partly on a whim. I'm getting ready to install another Luxury Vinyl Tile floor and in my experience the tiles are much easier to cut with a saw than a utility knife. A saw is quicker and provides a cleaner cut as well. I was also curious about the plunge cut capability for small jobs I'm doing away from my shop. In that I haven't really used it long term all of my thoughts and comments are based on only one afternoon's testing.
          It's pretty good for cutting both vinyl and larger pieces of ceramic tile but just ok for "freelancing" notches and cut-outs when doing trim work due to the spring loaded Read More
          I ordered the Wen 5 Amp 3 1/2 inch Plunge Cut Compact Circular Saw partly out of need partly on a whim. I'm getting ready to install another Luxury Vinyl Tile floor and in my experience the tiles are much easier to cut with a saw than a utility knife. A saw is quicker and provides a cleaner cut as well. I was also curious about the plunge cut capability for small jobs I'm doing away from my shop. In that I haven't really used it long term all of my thoughts and comments are based on only one afternoon's testing.
          It's pretty good for cutting both vinyl and larger pieces of ceramic tile but just ok for "freelancing" notches and cut-outs when doing trim work due to the spring loaded "plunge" base plate. It did acceptably well at ripping 3/4" plywood with a saw guide. The handle is comfortable but takes a little getting used to. This is my first tool with a laser guide and I found it very handy after I made the first few cuts. Blade changes are quick and easy - the saw comes with a metal and plastic cutting blade (which I have yet to try), a 24 tooth "softwood" blade which was sufficient for the plywood and trim I cut and a diamond grit blade which cut standard 3x6 subway tiles without difficulty. The tool is well balanced with no vibration or wobble when it is running. It does not take a monster extension cord (14 ga is sufficient) when working over 100' from your power source. I did not experience any kick back on the several plunge cuts I tried - it didn't break a 3/8" thick floor tile when I plunge cut out a 4"x4" square in its middle although it took over 5 minutes to do it. The hard plastic case is sturdy and protective but like too many other cases it's not quite big enough to easily stuff the cord into once you remove the packing twist ties. While it doesn't make the fastest cuts and it throws out a lot of dust even with the vacuum attachment hooked up it's convenient smaller size makes it a good addition for a handyman, hobbiest or weekend craftsman. Read Less
          Pros: Light Weight, very portable, great for smaller jobs
          Cons: the spring loaded base can be challenging
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          The Eaton OS306U-W Passive Infrared Wall Mount Occupancy Sensor provides a convenient energy saving lighting control alternative for 120-Volt applications. This sensor replaces a standard light or fan switch and is easily installed in any standard wall box to control most lighting loads. The high-gloss finish complements any decor and the device is compatible with decorator-style wall plates and designer screwless wall plates. This device can control many different types of lighting: incandescent, halogen, magnetic low-voltage, electronic low-voltage, fluorescent, compact fluorescent and LED. While installing this device, no neutral is required. This switch can be wired as a single pole or 3-way device for added flexibility. For added functionality, this switch has electrostatic discharge protection and has no leakage to load in off mode. Eaton is dedicated to providing up-to-date wiring device solutions that increase energy efficiency, increase productivity, promote safety and produce reliable performance. Eaton has been a trusted name in electrical products for over 100-years. Color: White.
           
          from Norfolk
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          I wanted to try a motion activated light switch in our kitchen and the Eaton OS306U Motion Sensor...
          PostedMay 7, 2019
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          I wanted to try a motion activated light switch in our kitchen and the Eaton OS306U Motion Sensor Switch really does the trick for our needs. The kitchen does not have a light switch adjacent to the back entry from the garage (old house stupid design oversight) and adding a three way switch would have been a real bear of a job. Instead I replaced the old switch with this Eaton Occupancy Sensor. It works like a charm. As soon as we step into the kitchen area from either the garage mudroom entry or the great room area the light automatically comes on. It is disabled from daytime operation by it's built in photo sensor which also has a light level sensitivity adjustment function. The lower Read More
          I wanted to try a motion activated light switch in our kitchen and the Eaton OS306U Motion Sensor Switch really does the trick for our needs. The kitchen does not have a light switch adjacent to the back entry from the garage (old house stupid design oversight) and adding a three way switch would have been a real bear of a job. Instead I replaced the old switch with this Eaton Occupancy Sensor. It works like a charm. As soon as we step into the kitchen area from either the garage mudroom entry or the great room area the light automatically comes on. It is disabled from daytime operation by it's built in photo sensor which also has a light level sensitivity adjustment function. The lower portion of the switch is a manually operated push button switch that really isn't needed in our case. It come with 5 turn off presets (ranging from 5 seconds to 30 minutes) that activate automatically once no motion is detected.
          According to Eaton this switch works with just about any type of light including LED's. It comes with a matching wall plate. The $20 price point seems pretty reasonable for what you get. Installation took me an hour and a half including getting a grasp on the instructions, grabbing the right tools and cleanup. I did have to replace the existing box with a larger old work box because the body of the switch is pretty bulky and would not fit due to its wire nut connections - a very doable job even for handyman challenged in my opinion. Its only drawback may be the lack of a motion sensitivity level adjustment - if anything it is too sensitive for our situation in that it occasionally actuates from the adjacent great room. Read Less
          Pros: Lots of Features, Motion-Activated, Stylish
          Cons: somewhat challenging instructions
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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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          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
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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
          Answer: 
          Yes - that's what I did and it turned out great
           
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