Jim
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    January 17, 2017
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      • Review count
        141
      • Helpfulness votes
        58
      • Average rating
        4.3
        4.3 out of 5
      • First Review:
        January 17, 2017
      • Last Review:
        August 22, 2019
       
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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
          Age Range:45 to 54
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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 Wrapped Pull from Liberty effortlessly blends styles to create a transitional look that works with both casual and contemporary decor. The longer length of this pull is perfect for kitchen cabinets and provides an updated look at an affordable price. Nickel finish complements a variety of painted and wood cabinet tones.
           
          from Stuart, FL
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Product: Essentials 8-13/16 in. (224mm) Center-to-Center Wrapped Nickel Plated Bar Drawer Pull (1...
          PostedAugust 6, 2019
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          Product: Essentials 8-13/16 in. (224mm) Center-to-Center Wrapped Nickel Plated Bar Drawer Pull (12-Pack)/Country of Origin: China/////
          This is the second time that I've used Essentials drawer pulls...because I like them that much. I normally am not so well received of imported products, but I can't find fault anywhere with this cabinet hardware. They look great, add a bit of elegance to cabinetry and are die cast. With reasonable care, this hardware will last for years on end. The cabinets won't outlive this stuff.
          Pros: Durable, Easy to Install, Good Size & Weight, Nice Design, Sturdy, Stylish
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          ETi's 40″ LED Shop Light is designed to replace your traditional fluorescent fixture. This is an energy-efficient, long-lasting lighting fixture used to illuminate typical applications such as a tabletop, utility room or workbench. With the adoption of LED technology, the performance exceeds that of fluorescent lamps, making LED versions of a shop light a technical no-brainer. Lightweight, height adjustable, easy to install and there is no need to replace any bulbs for up to 50,000 hours of continuous use. The overall benefits of LED lights vs fluorescent lights hold true for shop lights - longer lifetimes, lower electrical consumption, no mercury. Not Dimmable - 5 Year Warranty
           
          from Stuart, FL
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Product: ETi 3.3 ft. 100 Watt Equivalent Integrated LED White Shop Light 4000K Bright White Plug-...
          PostedJuly 31, 2019
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          Product: ETi 3.3 ft. 100 Watt Equivalent Integrated LED White Shop Light 4000K Bright White Plug-In with Pull Chain 2800 Lumens/Country of Origin: China/////
          This light is a great choice for a small shop or work area. No wiring required. Simply screw a couple of light duty hooks into the ceiling (rafters, toggle bolts in drywall, etc.), hang the light using the provided chains and plug it in. It draws 30 watts and will light up a workspace like nobody's business. I added mine to a light that I already had up in the loft of my shed and every inch of the loft is now illuminated. It and its counterpart even provide light to the main portion of the building (I call it a shed, but it's really Read More
          Product: ETi 3.3 ft. 100 Watt Equivalent Integrated LED White Shop Light 4000K Bright White Plug-In with Pull Chain 2800 Lumens/Country of Origin: China/////
          This light is a great choice for a small shop or work area. No wiring required. Simply screw a couple of light duty hooks into the ceiling (rafters, toggle bolts in drywall, etc.), hang the light using the provided chains and plug it in. It draws 30 watts and will light up a workspace like nobody's business. I added mine to a light that I already had up in the loft of my shed and every inch of the loft is now illuminated. It and its counterpart even provide light to the main portion of the building (I call it a shed, but it's really an out-building). One cannot go wrong with this light given its price and performance. Read Less
          Pros: Easy to Assemble, Functional, Good Size & Weight, Very Bright
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          This decorative hanging pendant offers a clean, hexagon design with clear seeded glass shades that provide a unique pattern of light on the surrounding areas. The use of modern finishes and the sophistication of this style has taken hold in today's home interior light fixtures. The protective bronze finish adds modern style to this pendant light. These light fixtures are built from steel to last for years to come; they are backed by a 5 year limited manufacturer's warranty. This pendant is designed for dining areas, nooks, sitting areas, living rooms and larger bedrooms and it can be mounted on a sloped ceiling. These light fixtures install easily and use 6 screw based candelabra style light bulbs up to 60-Watt each light bulbs are not included. Two 12 in. and two 6 in. decorative rods are included for adjustable hanging length.
           
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          Product: Cordelia Lighting Decorative Interior 6-Light Vintage Bronze Pendant/Country of Origin: ...
          PostedJuly 31, 2019
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          Product: Cordelia Lighting Decorative Interior 6-Light Vintage Bronze Pendant/Country of Origin: China/////
          This light fixture makes a moderately nice appearance. I installed it over the dining room table and connected it to a dimmer switch. In my case, it was necessary to swag the fixture rather than use the provided down-rod which made the installation a bit more challenging. It was necessary to purchase 2 loops, enlarge the opening in the canopy for one and connect the other to the actual fixture itself. Had I not opted to re-engineer the suspension system, I'm sure that the installation would have been of average difficulty. I would recommend this product cautiously as over all Read More
          Product: Cordelia Lighting Decorative Interior 6-Light Vintage Bronze Pendant/Country of Origin: China/////
          This light fixture makes a moderately nice appearance. I installed it over the dining room table and connected it to a dimmer switch. In my case, it was necessary to swag the fixture rather than use the provided down-rod which made the installation a bit more challenging. It was necessary to purchase 2 loops, enlarge the opening in the canopy for one and connect the other to the actual fixture itself. Had I not opted to re-engineer the suspension system, I'm sure that the installation would have been of average difficulty. I would recommend this product cautiously as over all fitment wasn't great. There are light fixtures available at his price point that are much more conscientiously manufactured...but if one likes the look, I'd say pick one up. You'll most definitely get a working product. Read Less
          Pros: Easy to Assemble, Good Size & Weight, Very Bright
          Cons: fitment, overall quality
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          The GearWrench 15-Piece Brake Service Set will provide you with all the tools you need to service the brakes on most vehicles. This set is fully outfitted the gauges, pliers and specialty tools needed to successfully service your brakes. In addition all of the items are available for individual purchase as well if necessary.
           
          from Stuart, FL
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          Product: GearWrench Brake Service Kit (15-Piece)/Country of Origin: China///// I wasn't terribly ...
          PostedJuly 31, 2019
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          No, I do not recommend this product.
          Product: GearWrench Brake Service Kit (15-Piece)/Country of Origin: China/////
          I wasn't terribly impressed with this brake kit, but it does do the job. It's pretty much a universal kit in that the tools included fit a number of makes and models. I must say that I did like the depth gauges. They are color coded, large enough to handle and easy to use. Still; the components were of average import quality which is a turn-off for me. I was able to use the kit to change the brake shoes on my truck, but I
          wouldn't particularly recommend the kit because it meets minimum use standards. My suggestion is to look for something manufactured to a higher standard...something made in the USA
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          Product: GearWrench Brake Service Kit (15-Piece)/Country of Origin: China/////
          I wasn't terribly impressed with this brake kit, but it does do the job. It's pretty much a universal kit in that the tools included fit a number of makes and models. I must say that I did like the depth gauges. They are color coded, large enough to handle and easy to use. Still; the components were of average import quality which is a turn-off for me. I was able to use the kit to change the brake shoes on my truck, but I
          wouldn't particularly recommend the kit because it meets minimum use standards. My suggestion is to look for something manufactured to a higher standard...something made in the USA preferably.
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          Pros: Easy to Use, useful depth gauges
          Cons: mediocre quality
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          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.
           

          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.
           

          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".
           
          The Milwaukee 48-14-0004 is a 4 Piece Forstner Bit Set. Milwaukee's Forstner bits can be used in drilling pocket holes, overlapping holes or holes on the edge of materials. Specially designed fine kerfs teeth help to produce accurate and clean holes. The bit's precision ground edges also help produce flat bottom holes.
           

          What size bits are included in this set? The specifications noted do not provide any information as to the size of the bits included.

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          Rich
          Mansfield, MA
          March 23, 2014
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          Jim
          Stuart, FL
          November 27, 2018
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          1/4", 1/2", 5/8" & 3/4".
           
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