decman
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      • 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
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          decman's Reviews
           
          DeckMATE Wood Screws are ideal for outdoor wood deck projects. Star drive head provides better torque transfer and will not strip or cam-out. T-25 star drive bit included.
           
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          If you have an outdoor structure such as a fence or deck and you want the screws to hold up well ...
          PostedOctober 26, 2019
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          If you have an outdoor structure such as a fence or deck and you want the screws to hold up well over time and go in strong without any snapping then these are the way to go. I’ve used these and power pro screws on outdoor projects like fencing and while both are good products these are a step up from the power pro ones for a couple reasons in my experience. (1) The shafts are heavier for the screw size so they are strong and won’t snap off if your sink them up or the wood you are driving in is a little hard. (2) They weather better over the long haul. I’ve had some of both out for a very long time (over 15 years) and these have not shown any rusting while some of the power pro ones have. Read More
          If you have an outdoor structure such as a fence or deck and you want the screws to hold up well over time and go in strong without any snapping then these are the way to go. I’ve used these and power pro screws on outdoor projects like fencing and while both are good products these are a step up from the power pro ones for a couple reasons in my experience. (1) The shafts are heavier for the screw size so they are strong and won’t snap off if your sink them up or the wood you are driving in is a little hard. (2) They weather better over the long haul. I’ve had some of both out for a very long time (over 15 years) and these have not shown any rusting while some of the power pro ones have. The star drive is definitely way easier to work with than anything else. I’ve got some repair work to do on about 400 feet of fence I built by sinking PT 4x4’s into concrete and using PT 2x6 cross pieces and PT 1x6 pickets. I left it raw and unpainted. It is now around 20 years old. While most of it has help up well a few pieces have deteriorated so it is time for some repair before winter sets in. I have the highest confidence I can put things together with these and forget about it. You just can’t go wrong with these. Read Less
          Pros: High Quality of Material, strong. do not snap easy, hold up very well over time
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          This Voice-Enabled Wireless Neckband Headset with Bluetooth comes with one-touch connectivity, created to assist you with various commands at the push of a button. These earbuds are compatible with Google Assistant in case of Android phones and Siri in case of iPhones. Just press the button, hear the beep and it's ready to follow your commands. With this, you can listen to music, listen to your text messages or emails, seek directions, check weather, order food, send emails, book movie tickets and more by with a click of the button. The power of superior sound and enhanced bass complemented with passive noise cancellation as well as integrated volume and music control makes it an ideal speaker to listen to your favorite tunes from your smartphone. With an extended play-time of 4 to 5 hours, you can rely on the Voice-Assistance-Ready Sports Earbuds at any time of the day.
           
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          This is a good design for a pair of earbuds. I love the around the neck holder that keeps them n...
          PostedOctober 25, 2019
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          This is a good design for a pair of earbuds. I love the around the neck holder that keeps them neat. Pairing was easy and painless. Having had some other wireless earbuds I know it is not always quite this simple. Simple is good and linking up with no hassle is really a must if they are to be used much. The other buds I have are heavier at the ear because the battery is contained there. This design lets them be lighter at the ear making them a little more comfortable. If you are a runner this design would be a big plus. I used to run 8 to 10 miles a day before I blew out my ACL and I know I would never be able to use the heavier ones comfortably. But I could see running with these on. The Read More
          This is a good design for a pair of earbuds. I love the around the neck holder that keeps them neat. Pairing was easy and painless. Having had some other wireless earbuds I know it is not always quite this simple. Simple is good and linking up with no hassle is really a must if they are to be used much. The other buds I have are heavier at the ear because the battery is contained there. This design lets them be lighter at the ear making them a little more comfortable. If you are a runner this design would be a big plus. I used to run 8 to 10 miles a day before I blew out my ACL and I know I would never be able to use the heavier ones comfortably. But I could see running with these on. The volume on these wont blow you away but it is as loud as I’ll ever want it and it stays very clear over the whole range without distortion. All in all this is an easy to use and fun to listen to set of buds. The controls take a little getting used to but that is true of pretty much anything like this. The separation of the buttons is enough that once you learn the placement you can easily hit the right buttons. On some devices they are positioned so close together that seemingly simple task of hitting the correct button is not so simple. I found it to be pretty easy with these. I like the use of a standard micro usb charger so I can always find a charger around since I have many such chargers. These seem pretty well thought out and executed on the whole. Read Less
          Pros: Battery Length, Clear Instructions, Easy to Use, do not tangle
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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.
           
          from jasper, TN
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          On the whole this is a decent lamp. Not quite great but good. The general build is solid and the...
          PostedOctober 11, 2019
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          On the whole this is a decent lamp. Not quite great but good. The general build is solid and the shade is of a good quality and uses an attractive material. The finish is fair but a bit inconsistent and could be better in places. The entry hole for the cord is somewhat larger than the cord and there is no grommet or such around the cord where it goes through the base to protect the cord from chafing and to provide stress relief for connections. Granted it does not have the sharp edge that a metal casing would have so it will probably be fine. It just gives me a little concern that it lacks the chafing protection and stress relief that is more typical. Were it not for the inconsistencies in Read More
          On the whole this is a decent lamp. Not quite great but good. The general build is solid and the shade is of a good quality and uses an attractive material. The finish is fair but a bit inconsistent and could be better in places. The entry hole for the cord is somewhat larger than the cord and there is no grommet or such around the cord where it goes through the base to protect the cord from chafing and to provide stress relief for connections. Granted it does not have the sharp edge that a metal casing would have so it will probably be fine. It just gives me a little concern that it lacks the chafing protection and stress relief that is more typical. Were it not for the inconsistencies in the finish and the way the cord lacks better protection I would give it 5 stars but I have not knock off one star on quality for these things. It does not put off a ton of light because the shade is dark enough and heavy enough to mute the light a bit. But the effect of a softer light with no glare is what I was after so this is a plus for me. Your mileage may vary based on your lighting aims. Just be aware this is how it is. I use this when I don’t want my bright overhead lights on. It is perfect for that. Of course the only assembly is dropping the shade on it. Read Less
          Pros: looks good, nice soft light - no glare w/shade, nice shade
          Cons: finish could be a little better
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          The MILWAUKEE M12 extra-large Heated AXIS Layering System with GRIDIRON Work Shell s are designed to protect users from the coldest weather conditions on the job site. Powered by M12 REDLITHIUM Battery Technology, the AXIS heated work jackets use carbon fiber heating elements to create and distribute heat to the chest, back and shoulders. A one-touch LED controller heats up the battery heated jacket to three heat settings, creating a comfortable heat for any environment or weather. The heated jacket has a new Quick-Heat function that allows users to feel heat three times faster than our previous jackets and market competitors. Like all of Milwaukee's other products, these jackets are built strong to last long with new AXIS Ripstop Polyester providing a lightweight, compressible design that can be used as an inner layer or mid-layer jacket and protects users from wind and water to survive the elements. Paired with M12 Heat On Demand, the optimal insulation in both jackets provides users with ultimate warmth. GRIDIRON Ripstop Polyester delivers durability without sacrificing mobility so users can survive the job site. The heated coats are available in black. These s come with the M12 battery heated jacket and GRIDIRON work shell, one M12 REDLITHIUM CP2.0 battery and an M12 compact charger and power source.
           
          from jasper, TN
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          This might be the nicest Milwaukee thing I have out of a large collection of Milwaukee products. ...
          PostedOctober 7, 2019
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          This might be the nicest Milwaukee thing I have out of a large collection of Milwaukee products. I’m ready to meat winter head on now. Unfortunately the record highs here in the southeast just dropped off yesterday (yes, 95+ in October or Julytober if you will) so now we are just starting to get into that nice cool that feels more like football season. And that is where this comes in. Sitting in the cold is a lot worse than working in the cold. When you are exerting yourself you can get by with less. So this is wonderful for sitting in the cold windy stands during the late season cold weather playoff games. The lined approach is nice since you can just swap shells if you are still in the Read More
          This might be the nicest Milwaukee thing I have out of a large collection of Milwaukee products. I’m ready to meat winter head on now. Unfortunately the record highs here in the southeast just dropped off yesterday (yes, 95+ in October or Julytober if you will) so now we are just starting to get into that nice cool that feels more like football season. And that is where this comes in. Sitting in the cold is a lot worse than working in the cold. When you are exerting yourself you can get by with less. So this is wonderful for sitting in the cold windy stands during the late season cold weather playoff games. The lined approach is nice since you can just swap shells if you are still in the rainy season. I picked up an extra M12 battery and I already had a number of the big chargers so I don’t need the small charger it came with but that is a convenient way to charge it if you don’t have a big rapid charger. I’ve been impressed with the Milwaukee battery technology and am looking forward to the cold so I can really see how this thing performs. I figure 2 batteries will get through a long game and including some overtime if needed. I’ve already been using the M12 battery in a spotlight I bought and I’ve been going on the same charge for weeks of intermittent use. So I have good expectations on battery life. Even without the heating this thing is super warm. The way the battery stores in the inner shell is nice and in a good spot. The controls are simple and can be operated with gloves on. So, yep I’m warming up nicely to this one. Can’t beat it with a cold stick. The hood is well made and does not fall in your face like some. It's very comfortable all around. And the material and zippers are all nice and heavy. No junky little zippers that cannot stand up to use here. Butt the whole thing is not so heacy as to weight you down. It's a very well thought out design. If it was in camo I would say it is perfect for sitting in a tree stand but I'm not sure you shuld be this comfortable when hunting. You'd have a tendency to just doze off. (well I would) Read Less
          Pros: Durable, High Quality, super warm, nice layered design, good battery life
          Cons: a little pricey but made super well
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          The 8-piece set features a general purpose selection of the most frequently used screwdrivers. This set also includes Klein Tools Patented Magnetizer/Demagnetizer. Quickly magnetize the tip of your driver to hold your fasteners and get the job done fast. The Tip-Ident quickly identifies the screwdriver type and tip orientation. Flanges inside thehandle provide solid, twist-resistant blade anchor. The tips are precision-machined for the exact fit you expect from Klein Tools.
           
          from jasper, TN
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          These are exactly the kind of industrial quality screwdrivers you would expect from Klein. They ...
          PostedOctober 7, 2019
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          These are exactly the kind of industrial quality screwdrivers you would expect from Klein. They may be the best ones you can buy. I would say they are certainly the best ones you can buy for the money. The grips are the best I’ve seen. And the tooling and metal are top quality and built to last. I have always loved these rubber grips and combined with a very solid build and you have the right combination of features. There’s no hesitation now when I’m reaching into my screwdriver drawer and I want the best driver I have. It will be these without a doubt. I have some other pretty good ones but these Kleins have a good design and they have been wise enough not to try changing it. When you get Read More
          These are exactly the kind of industrial quality screwdrivers you would expect from Klein. They may be the best ones you can buy. I would say they are certainly the best ones you can buy for the money. The grips are the best I’ve seen. And the tooling and metal are top quality and built to last. I have always loved these rubber grips and combined with a very solid build and you have the right combination of features. There’s no hesitation now when I’m reaching into my screwdriver drawer and I want the best driver I have. It will be these without a doubt. I have some other pretty good ones but these Kleins have a good design and they have been wise enough not to try changing it. When you get something right stick to it. It is good to see that done here. They have been making them a while like this and don’t need to mess with a thing. I already had the extra long one shown in my pictures so these round out a nice set giving you phillips and flathead in a variety of sizes including the stubbies which are very handy in tight spots. You just can’t beat these. It’s a nicely rounded set. Read Less
          Pros: Durable, Strong, Sturdy, very comfortable grips
          Cons: none
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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. 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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          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.
           
          EnviroLite wrap lights are the perfect solution for commercial lighting needs. These light fixtures are designed to save energy and lower maintenance costs. The integrated LED light engine included uses 30% less power to produce the same amount of light as fluorescent fixtures. Because it's LED, you will never hear the hum that fluorescent fixtures make. This ceiling mounted commercial wraparound provides bright white (4,000K CCT) light at 9,500 lumens. EnviroLite uses quality LED chips that last for 50,000 hours of continuous use; once installed, this light fixture will last for 34 years when in use 4 hours per day. This LED wrap comes with a 5 year manufacturer warranty, is ETL listed and can be installed in damp locations. This LED fixture from EnviroLite is perfect for general purpose lighting in garages, workshops, kitchens, utility rooms/spaces and corridors in commercial and residential environments.
           

          How to install this light?

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          April 6, 2018
          April 7, 2018
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          Not sure if this is an electrical question or a mounting question so I'll attempt to touch on both. Unlike a lot of these fixtures with integrated LED lights these have the appearance of being basicaly a retrofit of the old style fixtures. By that I mean the metal is about the same guage and has the same 2 inch knockouts in the same traditional places as the older flourescent fixtures. The casing looked Read More
          Not sure if this is an electrical question or a mounting question so I'll attempt to touch on both. Unlike a lot of these fixtures with integrated LED lights these have the appearance of being basicaly a retrofit of the old style fixtures. By that I mean the metal is about the same guage and has the same 2 inch knockouts in the same traditional places as the older flourescent fixtures. The casing looked a lot like my old lights down to the wrap around diffuser. This works out very well if you are replacing an old light because it makes them basically a drop in replacement. You have some choices on mounting. You can try to hit a truss or you can just use some mounting anchors. The ones that come with it are not great so you might want heavier ones. I happened to already have some heavier ones on hand that I used and they worked very well. I have no worries now about it falling. So I did not bother trying to hit a truss at both ends and just used the existing mounting holes in the light base rather than drill some at truss locations. To do that I just drilled a hole a bit smaller than the anchor and hammered the anchor into the drywall getting a very tight fit. I used some pan head screws and pre-started the screws at one end allowing me to slide it on those so one end was held while I worked the other end. If you try to pre-start the screws at both ends at once it can be hard to get everything to line up perfect. Doing one end then the other gives you more flexibility. (I put 2 of these up alone in a garage with 12 ft ceilings and did not struggle or strain.) After they are mounted you can always drill a hole and put a screw through into a truss for extra safety if you feel the need. I consdiered doing that but in the end opted not to because it was extremely solid with just the anchors I used. (again, I used heavy duty anchors) In terms of the wiring they wire just like any other fixture. If I recall they did come with the wago type wire nuts (push-in style) instead of the old traditional ones making connections easier. I had a 3-way switch so there were a few more wires to deal with than on simpler switch. But if I recall the wire nuts had enough positions to deal with the extra wires. The connections are color coded just like other light fixtures so the connections to be made will typically be obvious - especially if you are just replacing an old fixture. Just note how the old one was wired or better yet take a picture if in doubt and you can look back. Of course turn off the breaker before beginning work. All this stuff is covered in the instructions they come with. It's not hard. The only hard part is holding them overhead while marking where the anchors need to go. It helps to have 2 people for that job. I used a scaffold and a tool handle as a jack to hold one end while I did held the other. It can be done alone. It just requires a little more thinking ahead. You could also make a cardboard template of the base to get your anchors prepared if you do not want to hold up the light and mark the screw locations. I've had these up the better part of a year now and they are great. It was like installing a small sun in my garage. It was a little work swapping them out but worth it. Read Less
           
          Store large and bulky items on the Gladiator Rack Shelving unit. This storage unit is fast and easy to assemble at home, and does not require tools. The welded steel frame features four metal shelves that can support up to 2,000 lbs. each, and the dual slot profile allows for additional supports and shelves. Color: Hammered Granite.
           

          How many standard sized totes can be stored on this unit.

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          Gatorlil
          March 22, 2018
          How many standard sized totes can be stored on this unit.
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          decman
          Jasper, TN
          March 23, 2018
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          Of course it will depend on how your have your shelves spaced and what you mean by standard. I'm attaching some pictures that should give a good idea how many they will hold. I have my shelves spaced so that the openings are 21", 21" and 15" high. The containers I use are 19", 13" and 6.75" high and all about 2 ft deep. On the top shelf the room depends on your ceiling height. I have 10 ft ceilings in my Read More
          Of course it will depend on how your have your shelves spaced and what you mean by standard. I'm attaching some pictures that should give a good idea how many they will hold. I have my shelves spaced so that the openings are 21", 21" and 15" high. The containers I use are 19", 13" and 6.75" high and all about 2 ft deep. On the top shelf the room depends on your ceiling height. I have 10 ft ceilings in my strorage building so I have 49" of room on the top shelf. Read Less
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          Organization with style has never been so easy. This over-the-door hook rail has 4-hooks for hanging light coats, purses, towels, scarves and more. This item fits over larger doors and dorm doors up to 2-1/16 in. and helps keep everything up and away. Color: Satin Nickel.
           

          how wide is the part of the hook that goes over door?

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          beatnick
          August 6, 2017
          how wide is the part of the hook that goes over door?
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          decman
          jasper, TN
          March 23, 2018
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          exactly 1.5 inches.
           
          The Skil Miter Saw Stand supports up to 400 lbs. to easily handle heavy work pieces. It's compact, easy to assemble and fits most miter saws. Fits most sliding miter saws up to 10 in. and compound miter saws up to 12 in.
           

          Is there a replacement stand for the Skil Miter Saws since this one is discontinued?

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          Doug
          March 2, 2018
          Is there a replacement stand for the Skil Miter Saws since this one is discontinued?
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          decman
          Jasper, TN
          March 2, 2018
          Answer: 
          the way the saw bolts on these is relatively standard. I'd think the saw would mount on any number f similar stands.
           
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