Jim
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    4.3
    4.3 out of 5
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    January 17, 2017
  • Last Review:
    November 21, 2019
 
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      • Review count
        145
      • Helpfulness votes
        69
      • Average rating
        4.3
        4.3 out of 5
      • First Review:
        January 17, 2017
      • Last Review:
        November 21, 2019
       
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          The 3-in-1 versatility of the Spectra Versa Shower System from American Standard allows everyone in the family to enjoy a truly personalized shower. Indulge in the drenching spray of the 11 Rain showerhead and the 4-function hand shower, individually or simultaneously, easily switching between both with the push-button diverter. Designed for hassle-free installation using existing plumbing, Spectra Versa eliminates the need to drill or damage tile, transforming an ordinary shower in an extraordinary spa experience in just 30 minutes. Color: Brushed Nickel.
           
          from Stuart, FL
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          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
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          Product: American Standard Spectra Versa 4-Spray Round 24 in. Wall Bar Shower Kit with Hand Showe...
          PostedNovember 21, 2019
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          No, I do not recommend this product.
          Product: American Standard Spectra Versa 4-Spray Round 24 in. Wall Bar Shower Kit with Hand Shower 2.5 GPM in Brushed Nickel/Country of Origin: China/////
          This wall bar shower kit is absolutely fantastic in theory...the buck stops there unfortunately. First; the name "American Standard" in no way conjures up thoughts of China in my mind. The quality of this wall bar is rather sketchy. The escutcheons are plastic and - when set for both the shower head and the hand wand - the water flow is approximately halved. My biggest complaint is the installation. Once again...great concept, but lousy execution. I cannot get the section that connects directly to the water supply to operate without Read More
          Product: American Standard Spectra Versa 4-Spray Round 24 in. Wall Bar Shower Kit with Hand Shower 2.5 GPM in Brushed Nickel/Country of Origin: China/////
          This wall bar shower kit is absolutely fantastic in theory...the buck stops there unfortunately. First; the name "American Standard" in no way conjures up thoughts of China in my mind. The quality of this wall bar is rather sketchy. The escutcheons are plastic and - when set for both the shower head and the hand wand - the water flow is approximately halved. My biggest complaint is the installation. Once again...great concept, but lousy execution. I cannot get the section that connects directly to the water supply to operate without leaking. I've had the bar on and off the wall three times now to no avail. The instructions are very basic and there's no "Troubleshooting" section. My thought is that the unit isn't seating properly as it doesn't want to push onto the adapter all the way. Next is a piece of wood and a hammer and - if that doesn't work - this puppy's coming down permanently. I would steer clear of this product...especially at this price point. Read Less
          Pros: Looks Great
          Cons: Difficult to Install, fitment issues, mediocre quality, weak pressure when both heads are used
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          This standard HDX replacement refrigerator water filter fits in place of LG filter model LT500P, 5231JA2002A. Certified against NSF/ANSI 42 for the reduction of Chlorine taste and odor to ensure high quality and performance. This high quality economical filter will deliver fresh, crisp, clean tasting water and ice cubes that you can trust for your family. Engineered with the power of 0.5 Micron coconut shell carbon block, this filter provides tremendous capacity to reduce impurities, sediment and rust that may be present in your drinking water. The carbon block has millions of active sites on its surface and within the structure which can absorb impurities like a sponge and can hold other types of impurities on its surface like a magnet. Additionally, this filter can catalytically breakdown other impurities similar to the way a catalytic converter works in your automobile. These processes ensure that you are receiving the cleanest and best tasting water possible for you and your family. Easy DIY installation filter with a life capacity of 300 Gal. or 6 months, whichever precedes. Using this filter will replace 1500 water bottles reducing the amount of plastic waste in our landfills.  This filter fits the following LG Filter models: LT500P, 5231JA2002A.
           
          from Stuart, FL
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Product: HDX FML-1-S Standard Refrigerator Replacement Filter/Country Of Origin: China///// This ...
          PostedNovember 14, 2019
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          Product: HDX FML-1-S Standard Refrigerator Replacement Filter/Country Of Origin: China/////
          This refrigerator filter seems to work as good as the OEM variety. I have to say, my community is blessed with a good quality municipal water supply to begin with, but the filter makes a difference in spite of that. It removes any chlorine taste that may have made it through the RO process at the county. I'm not certain whether it filters fluoride...a product that I'm not particularly happy to have added to my water supply. I can say that it produces virtually taste-free water which is my preference.
          Pros: Easy to Install, Easy to Use, filters well
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          Oatey offers a complete range of pipe support products for all your application needs. Whether it's securing supply lines, DWV pipe or supporting your work with brackets and bars, you can count on us for quality, performance and innovation. Built for quality and ease of use. Oatey Tube Straps secure copper tube size (CTS) copper, PEX or CPVC water lines against rigid surfaces.
           
          from Stuart, FL
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Male
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          Product: Oatey 1" Copper 2 Hole Tube Strap/Country of Origin: China///// There's not a whole lot ...
          PostedNovember 10, 2019
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          Product: Oatey 1" Copper 2 Hole Tube Strap/Country of Origin: China/////
          There's not a whole lot to say about this copper strap other than it appears to be well made and the copper seems to be of regular quality. I needed to strap an outdoor spigot to a building and this little baby did me right. Being copper, it should hold up to the elements for some time and it's strong. I no longer have to concern myself about whether I'm going to break the PVC pipe that comes up from the ground when pulling on the hose. It's a keeper.
          Pros: Easy to Install, Reliable
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          Add a touch of sophistication to any room, with this brushed nickel flush mount. The frame is low profile, and ideal for any ceiling height. The integrated LED means no bulbs need to be replaced, ever. The white glass shade gives soft yet ample light.
           
          from Stuart, FL
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          PRODUCT: HOME DECORATORS COLLECTION 12 IN. BRUSHED NICKEL LED FLUSH MOUNT CEILING LIGHT WITH WHIT...
          PostedOctober 31, 2019
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          PRODUCT: HOME DECORATORS COLLECTION 12 IN. BRUSHED NICKEL LED FLUSH MOUNT CEILING LIGHT WITH WHITE GLASS SHADE/COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: CHINA/////
          This ceiling fixture is quite attractive and makes a nice appearance when installed. The installation was easy and the quality of the fixture is average for an import. One thing that did stand out was the preset screw depth on the mounting plate. It went a long way toward the ease of installation. I do have one issue with this fixture and that's the relatively dim illumination. At 15 watts, it's only equivalent to an incandescent bulb slightly larger than 100 watts. Overall; I'm reasonably pleased with it, but I could have used more light. If you Read More
          PRODUCT: HOME DECORATORS COLLECTION 12 IN. BRUSHED NICKEL LED FLUSH MOUNT CEILING LIGHT WITH WHITE GLASS SHADE/COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: CHINA/////
          This ceiling fixture is quite attractive and makes a nice appearance when installed. The installation was easy and the quality of the fixture is average for an import. One thing that did stand out was the preset screw depth on the mounting plate. It went a long way toward the ease of installation. I do have one issue with this fixture and that's the relatively dim illumination. At 15 watts, it's only equivalent to an incandescent bulb slightly larger than 100 watts. Overall; I'm reasonably pleased with it, but I could have used more light. If you need more than the equivalent of 100 watts or so, keep looking. Read Less
          Pros: Looks Great, Nice Design, Stylish, Easy to Install
          Cons: limited brightness
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          This Commercial Electric 18 in. LED Closet Light with pull chain is perfect for lighting small spaces like pantries, stairwells, closets and small utility areas. This 18 in. white closet light provides a light output of 1200 Lumen. All mounting hardware is included and it can be ceiling or wall mounted.
           
          from Stuart, FL
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          Product: Lithonia 18 in. White LED Flush Mount Ceiling Light With Pull Chain Closet Light 1200 Lu...
          PostedAugust 22, 2019
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          Product: Lithonia 18 in. White LED Flush Mount Ceiling Light With Pull Chain Closet Light 1200 Lumens 4000K Bright White/Country of Origin: China/////
          This fixture is bright, easy to install and can be mounted in almost any location supplied by a 120V feed. While it's not hideous by any means, it's not especially attractive and is really meant for a closet, above a workbench, in a cabinet, etc. This decor' restriction could be frustrating given the item's price-point. I installed mine on the inside of my pantry, above the doorway and the improvement is significant. Since I chose this location to mount the fixture, the lower shelves are a bit deprived of the light's benefits, but that was Read More
          Product: Lithonia 18 in. White LED Flush Mount Ceiling Light With Pull Chain Closet Light 1200 Lumens 4000K Bright White/Country of Origin: China/////
          This fixture is bright, easy to install and can be mounted in almost any location supplied by a 120V feed. While it's not hideous by any means, it's not especially attractive and is really meant for a closet, above a workbench, in a cabinet, etc. This decor' restriction could be frustrating given the item's price-point. I installed mine on the inside of my pantry, above the doorway and the improvement is significant. Since I chose this location to mount the fixture, the lower shelves are a bit deprived of the light's benefits, but that was only to be expected as the configuration of my pantry precludes such and the main kitchen light illuminates those shelves. The top shelves were the problem...hence my choice of mounting location. I have recommended this product solely on the "pros" that I've mentioned. While this item can be a real asset in the proper place, my advice would be to make sure that you've carefully considered the item, its cost and the intended placement prior to making your purchase. Read Less
          Pros: Functional, Very Bright, Easy to Install
          Cons: look lends itself to limited applications, slightly expensive
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          Complete your remodel or replace an old ceiling unit with the Keyless Medium Base Porcelain Lampholder from GE. The medium based lampholder is easily installed on a 3-1/4 in. or 4 in. electrical box and its porcelain finish is great for matching any home's decor or a perfect addition to any home remodel. This product is intended for indoor use only. Installation instructions are included inside of the packaging. NOTE: If you are unsure or uncomfortable about performing this installation, please consult a qualified electrician. This product is UL listed and is backed by a 90-day limited warranty.
           

          Is this made in the USA?

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          Kevmo
          June 5, 2014
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          Jim
          Stuart, FL
          January 15, 2018
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          No. It's made in China.
           
          The Sequoia with its durable construction is built to withstand abuse. The Sequoia design element is classic with a durable black powder coat and red flag. If you are looking for a mailbox to withstand the snow plow and baseball bat run-ins, look no further. Color: White.
           

          What's the size?

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          Judy
          July 30, 2017
          What's the size?
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          Jim
          December 23, 2017
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          8"x20.8"x10"
           

          How much does this weight empty?

          Asked by
          NeedWeightInfo
          November 7, 2015
          My collection company has a size and/or weight restriction on filled containers. Trying to see how much weight I have for recyclables.
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          Jim
          November 8, 2017
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          I haven't weighed it, but it can't be more than 10 or 15 lbs.
           

          what size of bag fits this bin

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          chalolo
          brooklyn , newyork
          October 16, 2016
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          Jim
          November 8, 2017
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          I'm not certain, but it would be quite large. This unit is for recyclables, however, so you shouldn't need any sort of bag. Paper isn't dirty and if you rinse your containers prior to pitching them into the bin they shouldn't create a problem for you either. My advise; lose the bag idea.
           
          The versatile ECHO power head lets you use any ECHO PAS attachment to get your job done. It can handle residential and professional tasks and has maximum power. The unit comes with a 5-year consumer and 2-year commercial warranty. All ECHO PAS power head engines are certified with the highest EPA engine durability rating.
           

          Is this straight gas or mix. (2 or 4 cycle)

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          Carlo
          August 20, 2017
          Is this straight gas or mix. (2 or 4 cycle)
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          Jim
          August 22, 2017
          Answer: 
          2 Cycle. Requires premix. 50:1 if I'm not mistaken.
           
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