decman
  • Review count
    246
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  • Average rating
    4.7
    4.7 out of 5
  • First Review:
    October 29, 2011
  • Last Review:
    September 10, 2019
 
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      Activity Summary
       
      • Review count
        246
      • Helpfulness votes
        235
      • Average rating
        4.7
        4.7 out of 5
      • First Review:
        October 29, 2011
      • Last Review:
        September 10, 2019
       
      • Question count
        3
         
        • Answer count
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          decman's Reviews
           
          Pair this 32 in. Pre-Lit Laurel Villa Artificial Wreath with matching pieces to create a holiday oasis. It includes a timer function that allows you to place the wreath in hard-to-reach areas without having to turn it on every evening. The wreath is pre-decorated with gold ornaments, gold berries and red berries. It is also wrapped in 35 warm white LED lights for a soft glow.
           
          from jasper, TN
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          This is a nice wreath with good colors and the batteries are easy to change. I normally don’t do ...
          PostedSeptember 8, 2019
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          This is a nice wreath with good colors and the batteries are easy to change.
          I normally don’t do much with battery operated lights. But wreaths are an exception I make because they are typically on a door or window and easy to swap out batteries on. And they also look good during the day. These like a lot of these use a timer to help save the battery. To be honest I don’t even care that much about the lights although these look nice. I could replace those. My building looks like a Christmas light store. But I like the way the wreath is decorated. My wife is the more critical one of these sorts of things because she was a florist and she’s pleased with it too. So that says a lot. I have a
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          This is a nice wreath with good colors and the batteries are easy to change.
          I normally don’t do much with battery operated lights. But wreaths are an exception I make because they are typically on a door or window and easy to swap out batteries on. And they also look good during the day. These like a lot of these use a timer to help save the battery. To be honest I don’t even care that much about the lights although these look nice. I could replace those. My building looks like a Christmas light store. But I like the way the wreath is decorated. My wife is the more critical one of these sorts of things because she was a florist and she’s pleased with it too. So that says a lot. I have a number of wreaths on the house at Christmas including a big 5 foot one with 100 C9’s woven into it and no other decorations on it. This one will go well with my display (probably on my kitchen window). This will be a static element in a display of a bit over 50,000 lights sync’d to music. You don’t want everything flashing on and off all the time. I was not able to put lights out last year due to an injury but this year I’m back and adding a lot of new elements. I’m ready to see how this and my other new additions weave into the display. If it was not 96 degrees I’d start putting things out now.
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          Pros: Looks Great, easy to change batteries
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          The PM6500R is a versatile, magnetic-base light that can illuminate broad or narrow areas, and can use multiple power sources for extra versatility. The PM500R includes a lithium polymer rechargeable battery pack and alkaline batteries. The rechargeable battery pack can be charged either inside or outside the light, assuring that you're never out of power. The light can also be run directly from AC or DC via the included power cord. With Coasts commitment to quality, the PM605R is impact resistant, weather resistant and its LEDs are virtually unbreakable. The PM650R is backed by Coasts lifetime warranty against defects in materials and workmanship. Tested and rated to ANSI/FL1 standards.
           
          from jasper, TN
          Age Range:55 to 64
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          This is a very solidly built good quality light with great output. About the only downside I can...
          PostedSeptember 8, 2019
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          This is a very solidly built good quality light with great output. About the only downside I can see is that it does not come with a charger. But it uses a standard micro usb and I have at least a dozen of those around the house as I figure any typical household does. So I doubt I would have used it anyway even if it came with one. I have one on my desk connected to a fast charging USB port that I use for charging things. The focusing mechanism if well made and covers a wide span of adjustment from a very broad beam to a pretty narrow one. It is handy that it has a small hanger built into the magnetic base. I found the utility of that when I went to stick it to the underside of the hood on Read More
          This is a very solidly built good quality light with great output. About the only downside I can see is that it does not come with a charger. But it uses a standard micro usb and I have at least a dozen of those around the house as I figure any typical household does. So I doubt I would have used it anyway even if it came with one. I have one on my desk connected to a fast charging USB port that I use for charging things. The focusing mechanism if well made and covers a wide span of adjustment from a very broad beam to a pretty narrow one. It is handy that it has a small hanger built into the magnetic base. I found the utility of that when I went to stick it to the underside of the hood on my jeep and realized that thing is made of aluminum so a magnet was no use on it. Up till then I though I’d use the magnet for pretty much just about everything where I wanted it to hang. So it is pretty well thought out. Of this one and the other I got that uses the same light but is packaged a bit different and uses disposable batteries my personal preference is the one that uses disposable batteries (by a small margin). But both are well done and that just comes down to personal preference since either gives plenty of light on a run. Read Less
          Pros: Long-Lasting, Very Bright, good adjustments, easy to point at your work
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          The PM300 is a versatile, magnetic-based light that can illuminate broad or narrow areas and features multi-position rotation.
           
          from jasper, TN
          Age Range:55 to 64
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          Gender:Male
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          Received free product:Yes
          This is a light you can’t go wrong with. The output on this thing is great and battery life is v...
          PostedSeptember 8, 2019
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          This is a light you can’t go wrong with. The output on this thing is great and battery life is very good. I got this and a slightly different rechargeable one at the time same. Both seem to have the same pivoting, focusing LED fixture. That fixture is very solid and adjusts over a pretty wide span from abroad beam to a narrow focused one. Coast really did a great job on both of these but I’ve had good luck in general with all their products. I think these are some of the best yet. Both are magnetic using good strong magnets and will also hang. I just happen to like the one that uses disposable batteries a little better. But both are well built and give a lot of light on a charge or set of Read More
          This is a light you can’t go wrong with. The output on this thing is great and battery life is very good. I got this and a slightly different rechargeable one at the time same. Both seem to have the same pivoting, focusing LED fixture. That fixture is very solid and adjusts over a pretty wide span from abroad beam to a narrow focused one. Coast really did a great job on both of these but I’ve had good luck in general with all their products. I think these are some of the best yet. Both are magnetic using good strong magnets and will also hang. I just happen to like the one that uses disposable batteries a little better. But both are well built and give a lot of light on a charge or set of batteries. Read Less
          Pros: Very Bright, Well Made, lasts a long time on batteries
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          The Home Accents Holiday 40 ft. Candy Cane (Red/White) LED Rope Light can be used to brighten up any space. The lights are wet rated so can be used both inside and out. Great for outdoor patios, pool areas, living rooms, bedrooms and office spaces. Mounting hardware included.
           
          from jasper, TN
          Age Range:55 to 64
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          I love this candy cane pattern and the fact this comes in such a long length. I’ve done a good d...
          PostedSeptember 8, 2019
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          I love this candy cane pattern and the fact this comes in such a long length. I’ve done a good deal with rope light and cutting and joining lengths and getting them watertight can be tricky depending on the quality of the lights. The fact these sections are pre joined and sealed is a big plus if you need a long run like this. There are so many things you can do with rope light but I think I have figured out my use. I built a big tree this year out of rebar (14 ft tall with the star on)) and put around 800 or 900 red C6’s’s on it and outlined it with some green rope light from a 150’ spool I already had. I think this draped around it back and forth would look great. I’ve also built a micro Read More
          I love this candy cane pattern and the fact this comes in such a long length. I’ve done a good deal with rope light and cutting and joining lengths and getting them watertight can be tricky depending on the quality of the lights. The fact these sections are pre joined and sealed is a big plus if you need a long run like this. There are so many things you can do with rope light but I think I have figured out my use. I built a big tree this year out of rebar (14 ft tall with the star on)) and put around 800 or 900 red C6’s’s on it and outlined it with some green rope light from a 150’ spool I already had. I think this draped around it back and forth would look great. I’ve also built a micro phone out of rope light this year for a band I’m working on and the excess rope will hang and be the mic cord. The mic and singer will sync to music. Like I said, if you get just a little creative you can do many things with this. I do a bit over 50,000 lights and have 25 controllers set to music. These are going to make a good addition to this display. I started working on Christmas 2019 in May 2019 and I’m almost ready for it here in Sept. I’ll start putting these new additions out in October. I can’t wait to see how this looks out. Read Less
          Pros: Looks Great, Very Bright, Well Made
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          AdirOffice single axel cable caddies are a great solution for running cables and wires at construction sites or paying out wire and cable at retail locations. Constructed of strong tubular steel and designed to be stable when on the construction site thanks to the leg chains, they also can be quickly folded flat for space-saving transport between jobs. They can also be used for rope and paracord dispensing.
           
          from jasper, TN
          Age Range:55 to 64
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          Gender:Male
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          This is a nice caddy that easily handles a heavy load of wire. I was pleasantly surprised to find...
          PostedSeptember 8, 2019
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          This is a nice caddy that easily handles a heavy load of wire. I was pleasantly surprised to find the way it is made it tends to stay unfolded when lifted and being carried. I was afraid it would want to close when lifted but due to the design it does not do that. I just picked up a couple more thousand foot spools of wire and am getting ready to start wiring new things for Christmas (I do a big display and I use miles of wire). This is way better than the home made caddy I had built. And will ease that job a bit. I need all the help I can get to make things easier. In the pictures you can see I made an adapter but I may change that out because I think the wire rolled better just straight on Read More
          This is a nice caddy that easily handles a heavy load of wire. I was pleasantly surprised to find the way it is made it tends to stay unfolded when lifted and being carried. I was afraid it would want to close when lifted but due to the design it does not do that. I just picked up a couple more thousand foot spools of wire and am getting ready to start wiring new things for Christmas (I do a big display and I use miles of wire). This is way better than the home made caddy I had built. And will ease that job a bit. I need all the help I can get to make things easier. In the pictures you can see I made an adapter but I may change that out because I think the wire rolled better just straight on the caddy. I might drop a PVC spacer on either side to keep the heavy roll centered on the caddy but that is a trivial task. I like the simplicity of the design. Well done. Keeping it simple makes it reliable and easy to use. Read Less
          Pros: Nice Design, basically no assembly
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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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          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.
           

          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).
           

          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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          The Avara Collection by Designers Fountain comes in Oil Rubbed Bronze with fabric shade. This Transitional Inverted Pendant will complement the decor in any room of your home. Made with solid steel construction to look great and last for years to come.
           

          Are the 3 lights exposed from below or are they covered by the white shade?

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          MM
          April 30, 2017
          Are the 3 lights exposed from below or are they covered by the white shade?
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          decman
          jasper, TN
          June 6, 2019
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          They are covered. The frosting of the glass diffuses the light very well without darkening it like the amber shade light I had before this.
           
          The Avara Collection by Designers Fountain comes in Oil Rubbed Bronze with fabric shade. This Transitional Inverted Pendant will complement the decor in any room of your home. Made with solid steel construction to look great and last for years to come.
           

          What is the minimum height this can be?

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          jaz
          February 14, 2017
          What is the minimum height this can be?
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          decman
          jasper, TN
          June 6, 2019
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          A tad ubnder 15 inches by using only one of the rods. This is how I mounted it to an 8 ft ceiling and it is plenty high under it.
           
          The Avara Collection by Designers Fountain comes in Oil Rubbed Bronze with fabric shade. This Transitional Inverted Pendant will complement the decor in any room of your home. Made with solid steel construction to look great and last for years to come.
           

          The color indicates bronze, but it looks black? Please verify

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          Ty
          November 1, 2017
          The color indicates bronze, but it looks black? Please verify
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          decman
          jasper, TN
          June 6, 2019
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          It is indeed a very dark bronze. It looks almost black in person.
           
          Decorate with style with this beautiful 34.5 in. x 43.5 in. large frame mirror. With an elegant mocha/bronze finish, add luster and polish to your living spaces. It can be hung by itself to enhance your wall space or grouped together with art and photos for a unique gallery wall.
           

          Can it be used as a vanity mirror?

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          Christina
          November 23, 2017
          Can it be used as a vanity mirror?
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          decman
          jasper, TN
          June 6, 2019
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          do not see why not. That is how I plan to use it.
           
          Remember when you could sand giant workpieces. Take on the biggest and the baddest with the WEN 12 in. Benchtop Disc Sander. Our powerful 8 Amp motor features a direct-drive design to maximize torque during operation. The spacious 5.5 in. x 15.5 in. table bevels up to 45° for angled pieces. Combine that with the sliding miter gauge for a versatile sander that meets the needs of a variety of projects. This package also includes a pre-installed adhesive-backed 60-grit sanding disc, an onboard 2 in. dust port and a 2.5 in. Dia dust hose. And because its a WEN product, your disc sander comes backed by a 2-year warranty, a nationwide network of skilled service technicians, and a friendly technical support line, all to make sure you remember WEN.
           

          Is the shelf a solid piece of aluminium?

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          Gerald
          January 31, 2019
          Is the shelf a solid piece of aluminium?
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          decman
          jasper, TN
          February 23, 2019
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          yes
           
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