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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          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.
           
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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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          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.
           

          Why is this occupancy sensor described as a occupancy vacancy sensor when it only has the auto 0...

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          chito
          March 3, 2018
          Why is this occupancy sensor described as a occupancy vacancy sensor when it only has the
          auto 0n/auto off feature?
          Asked by
          Jim
          Stuart, FL
          July 8, 2019
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          Because it manipulates the lights when a room in which it's installed is occupied.
           
          Update the look and functionality of your shower with the GROHE Rainshower 24 in. Adjustable Hand Shower Bar. Designed to hold a hand shower (sold separately), the bar features a smooth, swivel glider that allows for easy adjustment of height and angle, with locking knob to secure position. Easy retrofit installation makes this modern upgrade ideal for any bathroom. Color: StarLight Chrome.
           

          Can any shower head be connected to this?

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          Mae
          June 25, 2016
          I have one I like but am looking for an adjustable height.
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          Jim
          Stuart, FL
          February 28, 2019
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          As far as I can tell, any standard size wand will fit. The holder is configured for a round insert so if you have an odd shaped wand with no tubular portion it likely wouldn't hold.
           
          Never lift heavy water bottles again and no leakier bottles with this eco-friendly water filtration system. It is economical straight from the tap convenience. This water filtration system will reduce chlorine, taste, odor and particulate. This patented system fits all Greenway, Vitapur, Polar and most standard water coolers.
           

          What stand do you use for this? Prefer non counter top-freestanding.

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          Sandy
          July 28, 2018
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          Jim
          Stuart, FL
          January 18, 2019
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          Any dispenser that accepts 5-gallon water bottles.
           
          This Home Decorators Collection ceiling light fixture offers a classic two tone metal design with clear rounded glass shade to highlight the filament bulb design of the 20th century industrial era. The use of rustic materials and warmth of this style has taken hold in today's home interior light fixtures. The protective Artisan Bronze finish adds rustic sophistication to the ceiling light fixture. These Flush mounted ceiling lights are built from steel to last for years to come; they are backed by 5 year limited manufacturer's warranty. These light fixtures install easily. This ceiling light uses 1 screw based filament style light bulbs up to 60-Watts; light bulbs are not included.
           

          Can you use an LED bulb in this and if yes, what is the max LED wattage?

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          PJC
          December 7, 2018
          Can you use an LED bulb in this and if yes, what is the max LED wattage?
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          Jim
          Stuart, FL
          January 2, 2019
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          Yes. The fixture is rated at 60 watts. That's real wattage NOT equivalence...so you can use even a 150 watt-equivalent (15 to 20 real watts) LED without getting anywhere close to the maximum wattage of this fixture.
           
          The fluid lines and elegantly-arched gooseneck design of the Ladylux3 Pro Dual Spray Pull-Down faucet is perfectly sized for use as a secondary sink. The faucet measures 14 9/16 in. tall and features a swivel spout, with a reach extending 7-5/16 in. The spout incorporates a pull-down spray head with locking push-button control that easily transitions between regular flow and spray functions. GROHE SpeedClean technology provides for easy maintenance by protecting the spray nozzle against limescale buildup. Equipped with GROHE SilkMove for a lifetime of smooth operation technology for effortless precision, the arched side handle controls the water temperature and volume, with forward-rotating activation to eliminate issues with backsplash clearance. Ladylux3 Pro Dual Spray Pull-Down faucet has a 1.75 GPM flow rate and is made of durable, solid brass. Size: 12.5 In.. Color: Stainless Steel.
           

          How big a hole is needed in granite counter for this pull down grohe?

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          Harry
          September 4, 2017
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          Jim
          Stuart, FL
          December 21, 2018
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          1 1/4".
           
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