decman
  • Review count
    273
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    259
  • Average rating
    4.7
    4.7 out of 5
  • First Review:
    October 29, 2011
  • Last Review:
    January 8, 2020
 
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      Activity Summary
       
      • Review count
        273
      • Helpfulness votes
        259
      • Average rating
        4.7
        4.7 out of 5
      • First Review:
        October 29, 2011
      • Last Review:
        January 8, 2020
       
      • Question count
        3
         
        • Answer count
          71
           
           
           
           
          decman's Reviews
           
          Woods 6 -Outlet Energy-Saving Surge Protector features remote control (with 80' range!) to turn off 4 -Outlets to eliminate phantom power loss, 1080-Joules, 2 constant -Outlets, 1 adapter spaced -Outlet, safety covers, 5 ft. cord with flat plug and overload protection. This surge protector switch has a structure to guard against accidental switch off. Perfect for your medium powered electronic devices. Color: White.
           
          from jasper, TN
          Age Range:55 to 64
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          The strip I am reviewing is slightly different since the one I received was not the exact one her...
          PostedJanuary 8, 2020
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          The strip I am reviewing is slightly different since the one I received was not the exact one here. But it is a Woods brand and has a nice solid metal case as well as a long heavy duty cord. Also the outlets are oriented sideways allowing better use of them. That’s a feature I look for when I can get it. The only thing it lacks is the remote control. They way I will use it is to split out a timer that I will have in a dry box with it to help run my Christmas lights. I have dry boxes scattered all over using this convention and sometimes a good strip with a longer cord is needed. One feature that I suppose could be nice is the sliding covers for the outlets if you were using one of these in a Read More
          The strip I am reviewing is slightly different since the one I received was not the exact one here. But it is a Woods brand and has a nice solid metal case as well as a long heavy duty cord. Also the outlets are oriented sideways allowing better use of them. That’s a feature I look for when I can get it. The only thing it lacks is the remote control. They way I will use it is to split out a timer that I will have in a dry box with it to help run my Christmas lights. I have dry boxes scattered all over using this convention and sometimes a good strip with a longer cord is needed. One feature that I suppose could be nice is the sliding covers for the outlets if you were using one of these in a house with small children or child like adults. So the trade off of this one versus the one shown here is a nicer case but no remote control. So I was fine with the substitution since it worked out better for my needs anyway since I’m using it with a timer. But the remote control feature is a nice touch. I may yet get one of these to try also. Read Less
          Pros: decent length cord
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          The Plumber's Choice steel nipple pipes are made of the best quality steel material it has rough finishing to provide greater rust resistance. Our pipes are schedule 40 and is available in various sizes to fit all your residential and commercial gas and air applications. in addition to all plumbing uses, these pipe nipples are also great for DIY projects to build industrial furniture industrial shelves etc. Give the rustic look for indoor and outdoor applications.
           
          from jasper, TN
          Age Range:55 to 64
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          You might think well this is a short piece of pipe so what is there to say ? But of course there ...
          PostedJanuary 7, 2020
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          You might think well this is a short piece of pipe so what is there to say ? But of course there are many different uses for these pipes other than simple plumbing. In my case I needed some pretty study storage arms and I had 2 choices. I could either buy some metal and weld some together or I could use these and a 2x6 or 2x8 as a base and make some hangers. This turned out to be plenty sturdy and was much less work than welding some would have been. I’m pretty sure this was cheaper too since square tubing is not cheap. Also using the pipes I can easily adjust the length of the hanging arms. In my case I have a 24x44 building in which I store my 60,000 plus lights of Christmas lights and Read More
          You might think well this is a short piece of pipe so what is there to say ? But of course there are many different uses for these pipes other than simple plumbing. In my case I needed some pretty study storage arms and I had 2 choices. I could either buy some metal and weld some together or I could use these and a 2x6 or 2x8 as a base and make some hangers. This turned out to be plenty sturdy and was much less work than welding some would have been. I’m pretty sure this was cheaper too since square tubing is not cheap. Also using the pipes I can easily adjust the length of the hanging arms. In my case I have a 24x44 building in which I store my 60,000 plus lights of Christmas lights and fixtures and a lot of other junk. And to keep things neat I put as much on the walls as possible. Some of the things I need to hang are pretty heavy, like a stack of 3 ft snowflake wireframes that otherwise are awkward to store. So I used these pipes with some half inch floor flanges and made hangers to get things off the floor. That worked well to free up some badly needed floor space as well as shelf space on my metal shelving. And this makes a very strong arm. (much stronger than those cheap aluminum L-brackets you see). The number of uses for this stuff is pretty unlimited. Read Less
          Pros: Durable, Easy to Use, Sturdy, flexible uses, versatile
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          Gear Wrench work seats and stools let you work comfortably at a level that gives you the maximum access and leverage, whether working at low heights or doing bench work. A rolling seat and a high stool are both available to suit your shop environment needs and personal working style. Both are air shock height adjustable and made to stand up to the hard demands of auto shop or industrial plant environments.
           
          from jasper, TN
          Age Range:55 to 64
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          This seat surprised me when I picked up the box. It was about 3 or 4 times as heavy as I was exp...
          PostedJanuary 7, 2020
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          5.0 out of 5
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          This seat surprised me when I picked up the box. It was about 3 or 4 times as heavy as I was expecting. It turns out it is built from some pretty heavy gauge metal. So it is super sturdy and stable. As far as assembly I hesitate to call it that. You drop the shaft in the base and the seat on the shaft. Not much assembly to that. The 6 removable compartments are sizable and very sturdy themselves not some thin pieces of plastic. I have another rolling seat and this one is far better. The seat itself is sizable and is more than big enough for 220 lb behind to be comfortable. And the casters are well made and smooth rolling. My shop has a smooth concrete floor and it glides over that very Read More
          This seat surprised me when I picked up the box. It was about 3 or 4 times as heavy as I was expecting. It turns out it is built from some pretty heavy gauge metal. So it is super sturdy and stable. As far as assembly I hesitate to call it that. You drop the shaft in the base and the seat on the shaft. Not much assembly to that. The 6 removable compartments are sizable and very sturdy themselves not some thin pieces of plastic. I have another rolling seat and this one is far better. The seat itself is sizable and is more than big enough for 220 lb behind to be comfortable. And the casters are well made and smooth rolling. My shop has a smooth concrete floor and it glides over that very smoothly. I have not tried other surfaces. And the height adjustment is easy and solid. It covers a good range and the height is just right for me at 5’6” with it on the lowest setting. All in all this is a very well built seat. This thing is rock solid. I expect it to hold up well over time. I don’t think you can go wrong with this one if you need a good quality rolling seat that will last. Read Less
          Pros: Durable, High Quality, Nice Design, Sturdy, super easy assembly
          Cons: none
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          GearWrench offers a broad range of pliers that include tongue and groove, slip joint and solid joint pliers in a variety of styles. They are made from alloy steel providing strength and durability. Mini pliers are ideal for situations when space is a limited commodity. They feature a dual material handle to maximize comfort and durability.
           
          from jasper, TN
          Age Range:55 to 64
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          These are some well made pliers. The spring design is very well done with the springs fastening ...
          PostedJanuary 7, 2020
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          These are some well made pliers. The spring design is very well done with the springs fastening securely through holes in the handles rather than stuffed down the handle cover like some cheap ones. I have another (much more expensive) very nice set of single small snips by a very reliable maker and these compare very well with those. The spring design I would rate better even. It’s one of the best I’ve seen for small pliers. The handles are well made and comfortable. The steel is holding up well so far and I put them through a pretty good workout over the holidays using them to help wire up a few miles of wire for Christmas lighting and then take it all down again. When you have that much Read More
          These are some well made pliers. The spring design is very well done with the springs fastening securely through holes in the handles rather than stuffed down the handle cover like some cheap ones. I have another (much more expensive) very nice set of single small snips by a very reliable maker and these compare very well with those. The spring design I would rate better even. It’s one of the best I’ve seen for small pliers. The handles are well made and comfortable. The steel is holding up well so far and I put them through a pretty good workout over the holidays using them to help wire up a few miles of wire for Christmas lighting and then take it all down again. When you have that much wiring to do you need a solid set of pliers and these are just that. Good and solid. Read Less
          Pros: Durable, Good Size & Weight, Long-Lasting, Strong, Sturdy
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          Perfect for outdoor furniture locations. Comfort, relaxation, with true outdoor style. Relax and enjoy warm summer breezes from your porch, patio, lawn or garden with this attractive, sturdy chair. All content is in 1-box.
           
          from jasper, TN
          Age Range:55 to 64
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          For the price at which it is offered this chair is fair. The finish and look is OK but it was pr...
          PostedJanuary 7, 2020
          Overall rating 
          4.0 out of 5
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          For the price at which it is offered this chair is fair. The finish and look is OK but it was pretty frustrating assembling it. I had to dip a little into my vast repertoire of curse words to adequately express my frustrations toward the end of the process. The main problem I had was that the fitment lacked the needed precision in several places for the holes to line up. This required a good deal of force be used to get the pieces to go in overcoming the misalignment. This was particularly true on the seat and back assemblies where you have a pair of flat oblong holes that must line up exactly for the pieces to go in. (neither lined up perfectly) The alignments were close but not exact and Read More
          For the price at which it is offered this chair is fair. The finish and look is OK but it was pretty frustrating assembling it. I had to dip a little into my vast repertoire of curse words to adequately express my frustrations toward the end of the process. The main problem I had was that the fitment lacked the needed precision in several places for the holes to line up. This required a good deal of force be used to get the pieces to go in overcoming the misalignment. This was particularly true on the seat and back assemblies where you have a pair of flat oblong holes that must line up exactly for the pieces to go in. (neither lined up perfectly) The alignments were close but not exact and the pieces are rigid. Combine that with the fact the holes are milled precisely with basically little to no wiggle room and you have a recipe for difficulty. A better approach might be to put a very slight taper on the pieces that go in the holes. But on those pieces with flat holes I saw no evidence of this technique. The first side is not that bad. The real difficulty comes when the second side is put on and everything needs to line up at once. I ended up having to use a pair of bessy pipe clamps to pull things together. If I had not had the clamps I do not think I could have got it fully assembled. And I’m not a weak person. As it was the pipe clamp dented the wood a little even with the plastic pads on the clamp faces. I could see the wood used is pretty soft when compared to traditional hardwoods. Yes I know it is acacia. So I took care not to overtighten anything. Trying to get all this done while the glue you put in each joint ran all over a bit was pretty aggravating. (and I was sparing with the glue. Yes there’s glue.) I would buy a chair pre-assembled if doing this again. I will say that when compared to places that sell chairs assembled this is considerably cheaper so keep that in mind. (From my observations the pre-assembled chairs run half again to more than twice as much for a roughly equivalent chair.) So at the price point you do save some money by dealing with the frustration. Is it worth it ? Well that is a personal call for each person. After reading reviews of chairs at other places this sort of thing seems pretty common to this type of chair in general. So it seems you have 2 choices, some frustration in assembly or spend more and buy a chair pre-assembled. If you are on a budget and have the patience of a saint this may be just the one for you. It is because of the price that it gets 4 stars instead of 3. Read Less
          Pros: Comfortable, cheaper than pre-assembled
          Cons: Difficult to Assemble, wood is a little soft
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          ANYWARE by Little Griddle is outdoor-indoor ceramic non-stick cookware, designed for use on stove-top, grill, oven and campfire. ANYWARE is made from durable and lightweight food-grade cast aluminum with an advanced ceramic coating and a high-temperature, PTFE-free nonstick surface. It heats quickly and evenly, and it is suitable for almost all indoor and outdoor cooking surfaces, including gas and electric stovetop, home oven, backyard grill and campfire. ANYWARE is free from PTFE and PFOA and features a tough, beautiful ceramic surface for high-temperature cooking up to 525°F (270°C). The classically styled ANYWARE 12 in. skillet is a revelation: it browns ingredients beautifully, releases food easily, and cleans up quickly. It features best-in-class materials and it is amazing to cook with. You will love using this skillet to prepare any foods that can be cooked on a conventional stovetop or on a BBQ grill or campfire, such as burgers, steaks, pancakes, fish, eggs, and any foods that require cooking liquids or pan sauces. This skillet is backed by Little Griddle's limited lifetime warranty.
           

          Does it come in other sizes ? I've been using the 12 inch one for about 6 months now and am very...

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          decman
          January 6, 2018
          Does it come in other sizes ? I've been using the 12 inch one for about 6 months now and am very happy with the way it cooks and how well it is holding up to practically daily use. I would not mind buying a couple smaller ones as well like say a 10 inch and an 8 inch.
           
          The Storehouse mailbox can easily be called a powerhouse when it comes to storing large volumes of mail. This extra-large mailbox was designed to fit the newest USPS Standard 7C regulation, and is generously sized to meet the increase of large parcel deliveries. Large boxes will no longer be left conspicuously at your door for potential damage or vandalism. The Storehouse has a wide mail delivery opening measuring 7.24 in. tall x 13.44 in. wide to easily accept multiple parcel box deliveries along with daily mail. In addition to its impressive storage capacity, this mailbox is constructed from heavy-duty gauge galvanized steel and protected with a powder-coat finish for lasting durability against rust, and impacts. The Storehouse also comes fully assembled with pre-drilled bottom mounting holes. Mounting hardware is sold separately. Color: Black.
           

          I don't really have much of a question just an amusing observation to pass along and since you ca...

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          June 1, 2017
          I don't really have much of a question just an amusing observation to pass along and since you can't modify reviews here it is.
          I put this up a week ago and it is indeed really nice - large, solid, well finished and easy to open and close. Piece of cake to mount.
          Today I had a post-it note left in the box with the days mail from the mail carrier lady. It said she loves this box !
          It was kind of funny to see and I'm glad she likes it too. Obviously she appreciates a smooth opening and closing box.
          I guess if you have to open and close them all day that would not go unnoticed. some certainly require more effort.

          To make this a question and thus kosher to put here I ask the populace...
          Has anyone else had a compliment from the mail carrier ?
          I'm just curious.
           
          Milwaukee, nothing but heavy-duty. This high-efficiency HEPA filter is excellent for fine dust suction and does not need to be changed between wet and dry applications. For use with Milwaukee vacuums (0780-20) and (0880-20). Color: Red.
           

          Will this fit the M18 compact vaccum part number 0882-20 ? (I realize it is not listed in the sp...

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          December 15, 2016
          Will this fit the M18 compact vaccum part number 0882-20 ? (I realize it is not listed in the specs here as one it will fit but that does not mean the specs are complete)
          I'm trying to locate filters for that one and cannot find them anywhere - here nor on milwaukees site.
           
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          Is this unit noisy. Or is it quiet that I can still hear my TV

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          December 2, 2019
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          decman
          jasper, TN
          December 9, 2019
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          I find it pretty quiet compared to otehr portable heaters I have used. (I have quite a few and have had quite a few)
           
          This beautiful post mount lantern from Home Decorators Collection is sure to brighten the look of any home. Whether on a deck post or right outside your door, the bronze finish with gold highlights will illuminate as well as decorate. The clear hammered glass augments the light from the 100-Watt bulb (not included). Die-cast aluminum construction ensures long-lasting beauty and durability.
           

          Can I connect to my low-voltage landscape lighting network by using a 12v bulb? That way it will...

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          Jeff
          April 15, 2019
          Can I connect to my low-voltage landscape lighting network by using a 12v bulb? That way it will go on and off with the rest of my landscape lights?
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          decman
          jasper, TN
          October 29, 2019
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          I did and it is working fine. Just need the transfomer and wire capacity to cover your wattage.
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          The Plymouth family features a hybrid design that incorporates style elements from both contemporary and traditional compositions. Elegantly complemented with antique gold patterned bell shades, the Plymouth table lamps will add classy flair and refinement to your home. The Plymouth is finished in a rich oil rubbed bronze that appears smooth and glossy under the illuminated shade. The eye-catching sculpted silhouettes are only interrupted by the alluring charm of a genuine polished marble sphere. The perfect transitional accent, the Plymouth will be the perfect finishing touch in your classic-contemporary home.
           

          Where is the switch located at and what material is the shade made with?

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          Tex
          November 29, 2016
          Where is the switch located at and what material is the shade made with?
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          decman
          jasper, TN
          October 7, 2019
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          the switch is a rotary type switch on the bulb socket. It is made to take a 3-way bulb but works with a 2 way.
           
          The Plymouth family features a hybrid design that incorporates style elements from both contemporary and traditional compositions. Elegantly complemented with antique gold patterned bell shades, the Plymouth table lamps will add classy flair and refinement to your home. The Plymouth is finished in a rich oil rubbed bronze that appears smooth and glossy under the illuminated shade. The eye-catching sculpted silhouettes are only interrupted by the alluring charm of a genuine polished marble sphere. The perfect transitional accent, the Plymouth will be the perfect finishing touch in your classic-contemporary home.
           

          is the lamp a hard back. shade or a soft back shade as. in all.

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          MM
          March 26, 2019
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          decman
          jasper, TN
          October 7, 2019
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          it is a soft fabric on the outside and on the inside. The inner fabric is white.
           

          Can this be use on a shower wall as accent?

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          Teresa
          June 1, 2019
          September 8, 2019
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          that is how we used it. It runs around the entire room including the shower at the top of the wall.
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