decman
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      • Review count
        273
      • Helpfulness votes
        258
      • 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
           
          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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          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
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          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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          Save time and effort by letting the Samsung POWERbot Pet Plus Robotic vacuum handle the vacuuming for you. The POWERbot delivers 40x more powerful cleaning on all floor types when compared to a conventional robot vacuum with a circular design. Self-Clean Soft Action Brush automatically detangles and removes pet hair around the brush while picking up fine dust. Nothing can hide from the Edge Clean Masters innovative rubber blade as it extends out to clean hard to reach areas like corners and along the edges of the wall. The POWERbot also features voice guide which gives you spoken updates on the vacuums status. Point Cleaning lets you simply point for on-demand vacuum cleaning of pet hair and dander while Wi-Fi Connectivity allows you to remotely control your robot vacuum on your smartphone or through voice enabled devices such as Bixby, Amazon Alexa or the Google Assistant.
           
          from jasper, TN
          Age Range:55 to 64
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Usage frequency:Daily
          Received free product:Yes
          I’ve been looking around at robot vacuums besides the Roomba for a while because I wanted to try ...
          PostedOctober 27, 2019
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          I’ve been looking around at robot vacuums besides the Roomba for a while because I wanted to try something else. I have 2 roombas and I have tried to make sense of the patterns they take and I use the term pattern in the very loosest way since I can discern no pattern. I have wood and tile floors throughout the house so the robot vacuums are a good solution for me. Two roombas is really not quite enough to do the whole house on one charge. I figure these have been out a while so perhaps there is something better. I like the bin design on this since it removes from the top as opposed to the side like the others I have. It looks to hold about the same amount but is easier to see if it is full. Read More
          I’ve been looking around at robot vacuums besides the Roomba for a while because I wanted to try something else. I have 2 roombas and I have tried to make sense of the patterns they take and I use the term pattern in the very loosest way since I can discern no pattern. I have wood and tile floors throughout the house so the robot vacuums are a good solution for me. Two roombas is really not quite enough to do the whole house on one charge. I figure these have been out a while so perhaps there is something better. I like the bin design on this since it removes from the top as opposed to the side like the others I have. It looks to hold about the same amount but is easier to see if it is full. One thing I also like better is the hard floor brush that comes with this. It looks to be of a design that will be much less prone to getting a lot of hair tangled up in it. And sure enough after about an hour and a half run it did not need cleaning. I always have to get the tool out for the Roomba brush and go through the tedious process of cleaning the hair off it. So big plus here as it gets rid of this unpleasant chore. The Roomba has long bristles instead of this soft brush and it gets loaded with hair and is a bit of a job to clear every time. I know some have commented that this is quieter than the Roomba and maybe it is by some tiny amount but not much. They both are not pleasant to listen to if you are watching TV. They both clean the floor but the biggest plus here to me is not having to spend the time cleaning the vacuum after it cleans the floor. That partially defeats the purpose of a robot. The remote is a nice touch if you want to stop it since you can do that without chasing it down. There are a couple things that could be better. The base is pretty large and has a large external power brick on top of that. I just stuck the bring against the wall behind the dock. The other thing is the barrier which is an adhesive magnetic strip you stick on the floor. I’m not about to stick something on my floors I worked so hard to put in. I’ll just close doors and put up pet barriers which I already have. That part could really use some improvement and it is one area where the Roomba solution is a bit better. If it maintains as well as it has in my initial uses I’ll be very happy with it and see it as a bump up from the roombas. Time will tell if it is better enough to justify the cost differential. A lot hinges on how clean it stays but initial looks are good on that front. Read Less
          Pros: Cleans Edges/Corners Well, Easy to Empty Filter, Easy to Use, remote is nice, good roller design-stays clean
          Cons: expensive, dock and power brick could be better, the barrier system could be alot better
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          Delivering the performance of a full-size grill, this portable gas grill from Monument Grills is the life of the party at tailgates, parties and picnics. 2 independently controlled burners ensure precise grilling over 207 sq. in. of cooking space. The lightweight design makes it easy to take your BBQ on the road with you. Color: Stainless.
           
          from jasper, TN
          Age Range:55 to 64
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          A few years ago I got tired of having to dispose of large grills once they ended their life. I’v...
          PostedOctober 26, 2019
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          A few years ago I got tired of having to dispose of large grills once they ended their life. I’ve gone through many over time. And since it is just me and my wife most of the time I decided to go with putting out a stainless steel table and sitting a small portable grill on it. It’s a setup that has served me well. While the grill I have still works it is starting to show some age so I started looking for a replacement. This one is just a little more than the Nexgrill I bought from HD a few years ago on sale. I like this one more for several reasons (1) I like the feet because they are rubber and thus grip the table well and do not make the grill stand up overly tall unlike the metal folding Read More
          A few years ago I got tired of having to dispose of large grills once they ended their life. I’ve gone through many over time. And since it is just me and my wife most of the time I decided to go with putting out a stainless steel table and sitting a small portable grill on it. It’s a setup that has served me well. While the grill I have still works it is starting to show some age so I started looking for a replacement. This one is just a little more than the Nexgrill I bought from HD a few years ago on sale. I like this one more for several reasons (1) I like the feet because they are rubber and thus grip the table well and do not make the grill stand up overly tall unlike the metal folding legs on the Nexgrill (2) This one has a temperature gauge in the lid while the other does not. (3) This one came with a hose that allows connection to a full size propane tank instead of the disposable bottles while I had to buy that extra for the Nexgrill if I recall correctly. (4) The cooking surface is a little bigger (5) and last but not least the burner shields are bigger so this one does not flame up anywhere near as much as the other which makes it easier and less hassle to cook with. We had some steaks cook on it just today and they came out perfect and were evenly cooked a nice medium so the heat was even. Both grills heat up extremely quickly compared to a large grill. I’d say easily 5 minutes or less after fire up you are ready to cook. That’s typical with a small grill like this in my experience. That is an advantage over a large grill. Another advantage is the only assembly is screwing on the 4 rubber feet. In minutes from unboxing you are grilling. Read Less
          Pros: heats up very fast, very easy to move, does not flame up bad, basically no assembly but installing rubber feet
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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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          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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          Featuring a combination of traditional designs arranged in a contemporary patchwork, this transitional rug creates a look that you are sure to love. This piece will instantly update any room in your home with a blend of traditional and modern influences. The rich rusty color palette is an excellent pairing to the emerging trend of reclaimed and recycled furniture pieces. Printed on the same machines that manufacture one of the worlds leading brands of printed carpet, this rug is extremely durable and vibrant. This technology allows the use of multiple colors to create a rug that is wonderfully designed and applicable to any room in your home. This rug is made from durable stain resistant nylon.
           

          Does this pattern come in other sizes?

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          Mitiam
          March 1, 2018
          Does this pattern come in other sizes?
          March 2, 2018
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          Yes, I have it in 2 sizes (this and a smaller one. I believe there is a larger one also.
           
          Keep your sockets organized and handy with this 1/4 in. Socket Rail. This lightweight, convenient tool holds up to 10 sockets and features ball bearings on socket tags to hold sockets in place, preventing them from getting misplaced. It is color-coded by drive size for improved organization.
           

          Can you put the 1/4 clips on the 3/8 rail and Vice versa. Thank you

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          February 16, 2018
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          decman
          Jasper, TN
          February 25, 2018
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          yes you can. I;'ve done just that with some of mine. I have them in all 3 sizes.
           
          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.
           

          Ok for a med large kitchen?

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          Hal
          January 24, 2018
          Ok for a med large kitchen?
          January 29, 2018
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          I think so. I put two in my smallish 24x24 2-car garage with a 12 foot ceiling and it is like having the sun in there.
          One would light up a kitchen very well. As long as you don't mind it bright you'd be good to go.
          The high lumen value was my whole reason for going with it and I've been very happy. I wanted it bright. Sure do not miss the florescent lights.
           
          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.
           

          Do these shelves need to be anchored to the wall or can they be free standing?

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          LuLu
          January 15, 2018
          Do these shelves need to be anchored to the wall or can they be free standing?
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          decman
          Jasper, TN
          January 15, 2018
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          They can be freestanding. At 2 ft deep they have a rather wide base. They are very stable. I have 6 of them pretty heavily loaded and I'd be hard pressed to tip one over. It would take some real effort to do so.
           
          This pack has 6 Hampton Bay Low Voltage Path Lights (10-Watt equivalent each) and two Hampton Bay Low Voltage Flood Lights (20-Watt equivalent each). Lights are similar to that of a typical halogen landscape flood light but consume over 80% less energy and they have a rated life of 50,000 hours. The LED system provides maintenance free operation and there are no bulbs to change. With cast aluminum construction, long life powder coat finish and weatherproof electronics, you can count on it to last a long time. The quick-install wire connector means easy do-it-yourself installation that is quick and safe.
           

          What’s the light spread on the Path Lights?

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          Zenith
          December 24, 2017
          What’s the light spread on the Path Lights?
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          decman
          Jasper, TN
          December 25, 2017
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          I would say an area with a radius of about 4 feet is illuminated very well and after that it drops off and lights a much larger area to a lesser degree. I'm attaching a picture or two taken at night without a flash since a picture is worth more than words. I've had a couple sets of these out for 2 years now and I've been pretty pleased with them. They do brighten up an area. I only cut them off for the Read More
          I would say an area with a radius of about 4 feet is illuminated very well and after that it drops off and lights a much larger area to a lesser degree. I'm attaching a picture or two taken at night without a flash since a picture is worth more than words. I've had a couple sets of these out for 2 years now and I've been pretty pleased with them. They do brighten up an area. I only cut them off for the Christmas season. Read Less
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