decman
  • Review count
    260
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    249
  • Average rating
    4.7
    4.7 out of 5
  • First Review:
    October 29, 2011
  • Last Review:
    November 17, 2019
 
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      Activity Summary
       
      • Review count
        260
      • Helpfulness votes
        249
      • Average rating
        4.7
        4.7 out of 5
      • First Review:
        October 29, 2011
      • Last Review:
        November 17, 2019
       
      • Question count
        3
         
        • Answer count
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          decman's Reviews
           
          A perfect addition to your holiday decor, this 36 in. Christmas Snowman with LED Lights is a fun and festive and will bring Holiday Cheer to your home. Each piece is hand-painted and requires 3 AA batteries for operation.
           
          Age Range:55 to 64
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          Loved this snowman. Nice addition to my porch decorations. It would be nice if the whole thing ...
          PostedNovember 17, 2019
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          Loved this snowman. Nice addition to my porch decorations. It would be nice if the whole thing lit up but I have no many lights (about 60,000) that it is pretty visible even without them. The quality of the finish is better than most of the blow molds I have and I like the fact it is weighted well so you do not have to weigh it down to keep it from blowing over when it gets windy. I might retrofit it at some point. I have a few supplies on hand in my spare wire and sockets (about 2 miles of wire and lots of vampire plugs and C9 sockets) so I'm equipped to rewire as needed. For now I am OK with it like it is even though I typically do not like anything battery operated. If the santa Read More
          Loved this snowman. Nice addition to my porch decorations. It would be nice if the whole thing lit up but I have no many lights (about 60,000) that it is pretty visible even without them. The quality of the finish is better than most of the blow molds I have and I like the fact it is weighted well so you do not have to weigh it down to keep it from blowing over when it gets windy. I might retrofit it at some point. I have a few supplies on hand in my spare wire and sockets (about 2 miles of wire and lots of vampire plugs and C9 sockets) so I'm equipped to rewire as needed. For now I am OK with it like it is even though I typically do not like anything battery operated. If the santa goes on sale I'll grab him too seeing how well this is built. Read Less
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          from jasper, TN
          Age Range:55 to 64
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          Gender:Male
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          These are some very warm gloves and it’s easy to see some thought went into the design. I found ...
          PostedNovember 12, 2019
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          These are some very warm gloves and it’s easy to see some thought went into the design. I found the joints on the back of the knuckles an interesting feature. That helps keep them flexible yet warm even though they are quite thick. (The outer layer is jointed at the knuckles.) I found the fit to be very snug but if you plan to do any work while wearing them you’ll want that. I can sometimes wear a medium glove and the large fit me very snug. I have to tug a bit to get them on. But once on they are comfortable. When I first put them on for a moment I thought they might not fit but I realized they were OK for me after a few moments. But if you have bigger hands you should probably go with the Read More
          These are some very warm gloves and it’s easy to see some thought went into the design. I found the joints on the back of the knuckles an interesting feature. That helps keep them flexible yet warm even though they are quite thick. (The outer layer is jointed at the knuckles.) I found the fit to be very snug but if you plan to do any work while wearing them you’ll want that. I can sometimes wear a medium glove and the large fit me very snug. I have to tug a bit to get them on. But once on they are comfortable. When I first put them on for a moment I thought they might not fit but I realized they were OK for me after a few moments. But if you have bigger hands you should probably go with the XL. Today it is pretty cold and windy outside with chill factors in the teens. And it is toasty with these on. No problem handling cold metals. They seem very well built so I expect they will stand up to a lot of rigor. I tend to wear holes in gloves pretty fast. But these are pretty durable so I have high hopes for them. You do give up some dexterity due to the thickness but that is always a tradeoff to staying warm. Read Less
          Pros: High Quality, warm, fair flexibility while wearing
          Cons: limit dexterity but not overly so
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          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.
           
          from jasper, TN
          Age Range:55 to 64
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          I have a lot of concrete around my house – like pretty much all the way around it – with front an...
          PostedOctober 29, 2019
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          I have a lot of concrete around my house – like pretty much all the way around it – with front and back patios and sidewalks that go all the way around the house but for one corner. My wife jokes that concrete is my favorite landscape material. And she is right. A drawback of this is it makes adding lighting after the fact near the house difficult. As it happens I have a number of sets of 12V landscape lights with transformers already installed and wire run. A couple years ago I added some small floods pointing down on the fence posts of the fence surrounding my back yard and back patio because I had no outdoor house lighting back there and this left some steps dark. The spotlights are OK Read More
          I have a lot of concrete around my house – like pretty much all the way around it – with front and back patios and sidewalks that go all the way around the house but for one corner. My wife jokes that concrete is my favorite landscape material. And she is right. A drawback of this is it makes adding lighting after the fact near the house difficult. As it happens I have a number of sets of 12V landscape lights with transformers already installed and wire run. A couple years ago I added some small floods pointing down on the fence posts of the fence surrounding my back yard and back patio because I had no outdoor house lighting back there and this left some steps dark. The spotlights are OK but only OK so I was looking for a better solution. Then it occurred to me I could wire one of these post lights up to the landscape transformer and using 12v bulbs mount it to the top of one of my fence posts bordering the patio in the outside corner. I might have to beef up the transformer wattage at most but that is easy enough. It is a solution that provides good light without requiring any expensive wiring changes or work on my concrete. It is also an attractive solution so it gets wife approval. That is an important aspect of any project if you wish to only do it once. So this one is done. It took me about 30 minutes to get it installed and wired and most of that was drilling and running wire inside my post to protect it in the light base and doing some heat shrink on my wiring. Now it’s one more problem solved. The only thing I would change is the way the top fastens on. I like the design where the finial is the screw. This uses 2 pretty small screws to hold the top on and if you drop one of these in the grass finding it may be an adventure. But that is a rather small peeve and I won't be taking the top off very often so it is mostly inconsequential. So I did not knock off anything for this. Read Less
          Pros: Easy to Assemble, Looks Great, attractive finish
          Cons: small screws holding top on easy to loose
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          Our 50 Series standard all-steel institutional-grade folding chair features a heavy-duty powder-coated 19-Gauge tubular frame with a 2-1/4 in. frame strengthener on each side of the seat. Two double-riveted U-braces - one in front and one in back - securely support the single-hinged legs. The seat is designed with a waterfall-style front for added comfort. A round contoured backrest features curled safety edges and is electromagnetically tack-welded to the frame. Color-coordinated V-tip stability plugs provide added reinforcement at the frame's junction and matching replaceable glides prevent floor damage. The 50 Series meets MAS Certified Green and ANSI/BIFMA standards. Color: Beige.
           
          from jasper, TN
          Age Range:55 to 64
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          Gender:Male
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          There’s a limited amount to say about metal chairs unless there is something wrong with them. An...
          PostedOctober 27, 2019
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          There’s a limited amount to say about metal chairs unless there is something wrong with them. And these are the standard sturdy durable chairs you’ve seen around for years. So there are no unexpected negatives there. And that is a big plus in this day when so many things are made flimsy like there is some sort of contest going on to see how little substance can be put into products. It’s refreshing to see there are still a few things being kept the same. They come in several colors so I was able to get a color I like as should anyone whatever your preference given the number of color choices. The big advantages of course are they store well and don’t take up a lot of space while giving you Read More
          There’s a limited amount to say about metal chairs unless there is something wrong with them. And these are the standard sturdy durable chairs you’ve seen around for years. So there are no unexpected negatives there. And that is a big plus in this day when so many things are made flimsy like there is some sort of contest going on to see how little substance can be put into products. It’s refreshing to see there are still a few things being kept the same. They come in several colors so I was able to get a color I like as should anyone whatever your preference given the number of color choices. The big advantages of course are they store well and don’t take up a lot of space while giving you that extra seating you can pull out when the crowd exceeds your normal seating capacity – be it indoors or outdoors. I considered the padded ones but opted for these because I think the metal will simply hold up better over time. I keep mine in my storage building when not in use. Granted this storage building has an HVAC system and is climate controlled and finished like a house inside down to the trim but I think these would hold up well in many environments as long as the humidity is reasonable. But they are metal so keep that in mind when storing them and protect them from moisture and they will last many years. Read Less
          Pros: Durable, Sturdy, Well Made, Easy to Store, pretty comfortable, made to last
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          Backyard X-Scapes 9.5 ft. Aluminum Market Hawaiian Style Palapa, Tiki Thatch Beach, Patio Umbrella in Tan
           
          from jasper, TN
          Age Range:55 to 64
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          We have had many patio umbrellas over the years. But a few years ago my wife ran across one of t...
          PostedOctober 27, 2019
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          We have had many patio umbrellas over the years. But a few years ago my wife ran across one of these tiki type with the thatch. She loved them on site and bought several during a year end sale. These others we have had were a little smaller and the thatch was a good bit thinner. We’ve basically gone through all those now. This is a good sized umbrella and the thatch is nice and full. The quality is much better than the other we have had. The opening mechanism was easy to open up and easy to let down. This is a nice change as the old ones could be hard to close. In the spring we typically dress up the front patio with potted palm trees in large pots and flowers around the outdoor seating and Read More
          We have had many patio umbrellas over the years. But a few years ago my wife ran across one of these tiki type with the thatch. She loved them on site and bought several during a year end sale. These others we have had were a little smaller and the thatch was a good bit thinner. We’ve basically gone through all those now. This is a good sized umbrella and the thatch is nice and full. The quality is much better than the other we have had. The opening mechanism was easy to open up and easy to let down. This is a nice change as the old ones could be hard to close. In the spring we typically dress up the front patio with potted palm trees in large pots and flowers around the outdoor seating and patio set. These thatch umbrellas really go great with the theme. I was skeptical when I first saw one of these but I have to admit I really like them up. There’s something nice about sitting under the umbrella in the spring with the thatch waving in a warm breeze. It’s a perfect place for a good nap. Of course now it is fall and the pots have been emptied and we've already had our first frost. So I'm looking forward to getting some use out of this mostly starting next spring. I put all this stuff up into storage for the winter. Read Less
          Pros: Easy to Assemble, Looks Great, nice large size
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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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          decman
          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.
           

          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
           
          The Campbell Hausfeld 120 Amp output, wire feed, MIG/flux core welder (DW313000) is great for welding projects around the house and shop. Select from 4 heat settings to match metal thicknesses up to 3/16 in. Thermal overload protection activates automatically to avoid overheating. Infinite wire speed control allows exact adjustments for a smooth, even weld bead. The gun is equipped with Trigger-Activated Arc for easy starting. Includes a starter spool of Flux-Cored wire, 2 extra contact tips and MIG regulator. Finish your projects faster and easier with the Campbell Hausfeld Welder Series.
           

          can you use gas with this welder if you want or just flex core wire

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          ed
          January 15, 2019
          can you use gas with this welder if you want or just flex core wire
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          decman
          jasper, TN
          February 15, 2019
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          yes. You can use solid wire or flux core wire. You'll need a regulator and the gas bottle. It comes with a hose but not a regulator.
           

          Can it run a tile or masonry diamond wheel?

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          skippy
          May 31, 2018
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          decman
          jasper, TN
          August 14, 2018
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          Yep. as long as you get one with the correct arbor. There are plenty out there that will fit it.
           
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