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
          67
           
           
           
           
          decman's Reviews
           
          FLEX TAPE is a super strong, rubberized, waterproof tape that can patch, bond, seal and repair virtually everything. It is specially formulated with a thick, flexible, rubberized backing that conforms to any shape or object. FLEX TAPE can be applied hot or cold, wet or dry even underwater. It instantly seals out water, air and moisture to create a super strong, flexible, watertight barrier. FLEX TAPE is extra wide (4 in., 8 in. and 12 in.) to quickly cover large cracks, gaps and holes. FLEX TAPE is UV resistant, environmentally friendly, VOC-free and has a wide temperature range so it can be used in extreme weather conditions.
           
          from jasper, TN
          Age Range:55 to 64
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          I’ve used some of the flex products before and thought I’d give this a go. I repaired a fountain...
          PostedAugust 10, 2019
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          I’ve used some of the flex products before and thought I’d give this a go. I repaired a fountain that had a crack inside using the spray on type but I thought this might be easier for an inside corner on a gutter that I have that leaks. My thinking was using this I can avoid the issue of overspray. It is actually thinner than I thought it would be but I’m happy about that because it makes it easier to work with. It’s plenty thick for what I want. Regardless of the thickness it is super tough material. You just need to be sure when you make contact you have it where you want it because that is where it is staying. So I would say this is good in an area where you do not want to use the spray Read More
          I’ve used some of the flex products before and thought I’d give this a go. I repaired a fountain that had a crack inside using the spray on type but I thought this might be easier for an inside corner on a gutter that I have that leaks. My thinking was using this I can avoid the issue of overspray. It is actually thinner than I thought it would be but I’m happy about that because it makes it easier to work with. It’s plenty thick for what I want. Regardless of the thickness it is super tough material. You just need to be sure when you make contact you have it where you want it because that is where it is staying. So I would say this is good in an area where you do not want to use the spray can type because you want to avoid any potential overspray issue. Time will tell how it will hold up. But as tough as it is I expect it to hold up just as well as caulking would have. Just like with any material that uses adhesion to stay in place the main thing if good prep and getting the are of application clean ahead of time. I like to give the area a good wash and dry then go over it one last time with alcohol pads and let that evaporate off. I’ve had good experience with that approach. Read Less
          Pros: very tough, super sticky
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          These round rods are threadless circular rods in fixed lengths to suit a variety of applications. They are commonly used as plant stakes, tent pegs, dowel pins or axles. Available in a durable, 1-piece steel construction for longevity, this round rod can be cut to specific length requirements with any metal saw.
           
          from jasper, TN
          Age Range:55 to 64
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          I got this for use in doing some work on Christmas wire frame decorations that I build myself. T...
          PostedAugust 10, 2019
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          I got this for use in doing some work on Christmas wire frame decorations that I build myself. The size is appropriate for the wireframe light clips and it is easy to weld and stiff enough that whatever you build will not bend when it is moved around. Bending it is a challenge but it can be done. Obviously you want to paint something like this with multiple good coast of paint for use outside. And it needs cleaned well before painting. If you want to build something with no bends you can build something like a snowflake but that means more short pieces and more welding. I built a large tree out of rebar for the outer frame and I am considering putting a curved mouth on it with this with some Read More
          I got this for use in doing some work on Christmas wire frame decorations that I build myself. The size is appropriate for the wireframe light clips and it is easy to weld and stiff enough that whatever you build will not bend when it is moved around. Bending it is a challenge but it can be done. Obviously you want to paint something like this with multiple good coast of paint for use outside. And it needs cleaned well before painting. If you want to build something with no bends you can build something like a snowflake but that means more short pieces and more welding. I built a large tree out of rebar for the outer frame and I am considering putting a curved mouth on it with this with some smaller stuff maybe for the eyes. Read Less
          Pros: Sturdy, easy to weld, right size for light clips
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          The Milwaukee 16 in. x 24 in. Aluminum Framing Square is stronger than steel and is the most versatile framing square. It has a 50% thicker frame providing users with more durability than competitive steel squares. Scribe notches from 1 in. to 13 in. enable users to easily and accurately rip lumber. High visibility markings provide users with easy-to-read measurements on the carpenter square. Angle finding markings allow users to easily set common pipe angles.
           
          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 solid and well made square. I’ve used a number of squares over the years with the ...
          PostedJuly 8, 2019
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          This is a very solid and well made square. I’ve used a number of squares over the years with the first ones being from 40 years ago when they were made of steel. That may sound good and indeed they were made to last. But they had some drawbacks other than just the weight. For one they tended to get dark with time and only a few minutes sitting on a concrete slab in the southern summer sun and you would swear you had framing square marks branded into your hand each time you picked those things up. These have the same sturdiness but I don’t see them soaking up the heat like those of old. Also the markings are easier to read. Those old steel ones tended to get harder to read with age. I like Read More
          This is a very solid and well made square. I’ve used a number of squares over the years with the first ones being from 40 years ago when they were made of steel. That may sound good and indeed they were made to last. But they had some drawbacks other than just the weight. For one they tended to get dark with time and only a few minutes sitting on a concrete slab in the southern summer sun and you would swear you had framing square marks branded into your hand each time you picked those things up. These have the same sturdiness but I don’t see them soaking up the heat like those of old. Also the markings are easier to read. Those old steel ones tended to get harder to read with age. I like the red background and white lettering. It is just easy to read for me and my eyes are not what they once were so every bit helps. This has the solid build of yesteryear without the drawbacks of steel. This is not a thin piece of aluminum (see pic) and I see it holding its shape/square well over time. This is a quality square just as you would expect from Milwaukee. If you do a lot of layouts for walls, joists or whatever this is just the thing for the job. Read Less
          Pros: Accurate, Good Size & Weight, Light Weight, easy to read
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          Milwaukee Hole Dozer with Carbide Teeth hole saws provide 50X Life in Extreme Multi-Material cutting applications when compared to bi-metal hole saws. Built utilizing a tough carbide grade combined with a durable 4 TPI design, yielding the best tooth durability and longest life in Stainless Steel, Abrasive Materials and Fastener Embedded Wood. Cutting depth is 1.62 in., allowing clearance to handle cuts in all materials. with a Thermoset Coating to reduce friction and drag during cutting, users benefit from faster cutting and increased cordless efficiency. Slug removal is made easy with the Plug Jack T-Slot's. Plug Jack enhanced user productivity by providing best access and leverage to remove material slugs. Hole Dozer with Carbide Teeth are made in USA.
           
          from jasper, TN
          Age Range:55 to 64
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          I already had some of the larger size hole dozer saws so the quality of these is no surprise to m...
          PostedJuly 8, 2019
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          I already had some of the larger size hole dozer saws so the quality of these is no surprise to me. I knew they are top quality saws built heavy to hold up to the job. This is a nice selection of sizes with the sizes of mandrels as well as extra bits for each. I needed some to cut some holes in cement board and these are just the ticket for that job. The case is well made and built with padding positioned in a way to help keep things in place when the closes case is being moved about. That is a nice touch. What good is a case when you open it and everything is all over the place. Not happening here. You can’t go wrong with these Milwaukee saws if you need something that will stand up to the Read More
          I already had some of the larger size hole dozer saws so the quality of these is no surprise to me. I knew they are top quality saws built heavy to hold up to the job. This is a nice selection of sizes with the sizes of mandrels as well as extra bits for each. I needed some to cut some holes in cement board and these are just the ticket for that job. The case is well made and built with padding positioned in a way to help keep things in place when the closes case is being moved about. That is a nice touch. What good is a case when you open it and everything is all over the place. Not happening here. You can’t go wrong with these Milwaukee saws if you need something that will stand up to the job. I’ve had good luck with these over time. It worked out great for me that the sizes on this meshed perfectly with the ones I already had. I know that is luck that I already had just the bigger ones but I’ll take it. But you don’t need luck to for these to last. Read Less
          Pros: Durable, Good Size & Weight, Long-Lasting, nicely built case
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          The Stanley Essential Metal Sawhorse has a sturdy, stable structure that can hold up to 750 lbs. (when using a pair). Its upper metal bar enables direct clamping for a wide range of jobs. Anti-slip rubber pads create friction on the surface while cutting. Folding legs enable quick setup and breakdown. Side latches hold 2 single units together for easy carrying and compact storage.
           
          from jasper, TN
          Age Range:55 to 64
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          Gender:Male
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          These are nice light weight sawhorses that are very handy for something you want to be able to gr...
          PostedJuly 7, 2019
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          These are nice light weight sawhorses that are very handy for something you want to be able to grab quickly without dealing with something heavy. I have some much heavier steel sawhorses and I have been looking around for something for a while that is still sturdy but not so heavy because those heavy ones are just more than I wish to deal with sometimes. These are certainly not as sturdy as the heavy steel ones but 2 of these snapped together weighs less than one of the others. And these are heavy enough for many of the jobs I need horses for. They are a far cry better than any plastic ones you will find. One thing I really like is that the latching mechanism is very easy to operate making Read More
          These are nice light weight sawhorses that are very handy for something you want to be able to grab quickly without dealing with something heavy. I have some much heavier steel sawhorses and I have been looking around for something for a while that is still sturdy but not so heavy because those heavy ones are just more than I wish to deal with sometimes. These are certainly not as sturdy as the heavy steel ones but 2 of these snapped together weighs less than one of the others. And these are heavy enough for many of the jobs I need horses for. They are a far cry better than any plastic ones you will find. One thing I really like is that the latching mechanism is very easy to operate making these super easy to deal with. These are perfect for weekend use around the home. The height may not be adjustable but it is just right for me so I have no complaints there. Read Less
          Pros: Good Size & Weight, Nice Design, Sturdy
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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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