decman
  • Review count
    236
  • Helpfulness votes
    230
  • Average rating
    4.6
    4.6 out of 5
  • First Review:
    October 29, 2011
  • Last Review:
    August 10, 2019
 
  • Question count
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      Activity Summary
       
      • Review count
        236
      • Helpfulness votes
        230
      • Average rating
        4.6
        4.6 out of 5
      • First Review:
        October 29, 2011
      • Last Review:
        August 10, 2019
       
      • Question count
        3
         
        • Answer count
          65
           
           
           
           
          decman's Reviews
           
          The Gable-mount power vents operate 30% quieter and 35% more efficiently than comparable units. The fan blade is encased in a patented series of rings not a cylinder like standard units. This open ring configuration allows the fan motor to move air more efficiently and with fewer restrictions. The Gable fan uses a thermostat control to help prevent heat build-up inside the attic.
           
          from jasper, TN
          Age Range:55 to 64
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          What I like about this fan: 1. It comes with a connected thermostat so installation wiring is sim...
          PostedJune 6, 2019
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          What I like about this fan:
          1. It comes with a connected thermostat so installation wiring is simple
          2. It was the right size for what I need. (it matches my gable vent size nicely)
          3. It is not very loud. I wired it up to a cord and did a test run. It is pretty quite for what it is.
          4. The flow seems appropriate for what I have in mind and the thermostat adjustment is easily accessible.
          I still have some work to do in my attic to get up to the gable and get it installed (my gables are very high so I have to build a ladder and a platform from which to work.) but I have rounded up most of the materials I need and have a plan now. I will probably get a qualified electrician to wire it off
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          What I like about this fan:
          1. It comes with a connected thermostat so installation wiring is simple
          2. It was the right size for what I need. (it matches my gable vent size nicely)
          3. It is not very loud. I wired it up to a cord and did a test run. It is pretty quite for what it is.
          4. The flow seems appropriate for what I have in mind and the thermostat adjustment is easily accessible.
          I still have some work to do in my attic to get up to the gable and get it installed (my gables are very high so I have to build a ladder and a platform from which to work.) but I have rounded up most of the materials I need and have a plan now. I will probably get a qualified electrician to wire it off a dedicated breaker especially since my box is a short run from where I will install it. I live here in the south and the heat in my attic in the summer is super intense by this time of the year (June) even with a ridge vent. I think this will help move some of that hot are through to supplement the ridge vent nicely. My plan is to put it on the sunniest side of the house so that it will pull from the other cables more on the shady end of the house in addition. My soffit is only partially vented and I may eventually have it all replaced so that it is all vented. I think this will help until then and in addition to that when I get around to it. I’ll probably set the thermostat above the default setting since 105 is a cool day in my attic and I would rather it not run continually. But that is something that is super easy to adjust to my liking once it is installed. There’s a template on the back of the box to facilitate building the frame to mount it. I mounting mine on 3/4 plywood with a 2x4 frame on the back of that to wrap it in against the cable and help direct flow.
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          Pros: Easy to Install, right size for gable, light - easy to handle
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          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.
           
          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 to go over a bathroom vanity as part of a pending guest bathroom remodel for which I h...
          PostedJune 6, 2019
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          I got this to go over a bathroom vanity as part of a pending guest bathroom remodel for which I have about 90% of the materials on hand for now including this mirror and the tile, vanity and cabinets it must match. This turned out to be a perfect match both in size and color for the stone vanity top I already have in hand. The colors are a dead on match and the width is spot on being almost exactly the width of the vanity top. Plus using a mirror like this and hanging it gives me options down the road for an easy swap should our tastes change. (versus doing a custom built in mirror like we did in another bathroom) But I see us being happy with the pairing of this mirror with our tile and Read More
          I got this to go over a bathroom vanity as part of a pending guest bathroom remodel for which I have about 90% of the materials on hand for now including this mirror and the tile, vanity and cabinets it must match. This turned out to be a perfect match both in size and color for the stone vanity top I already have in hand. The colors are a dead on match and the width is spot on being almost exactly the width of the vanity top. Plus using a mirror like this and hanging it gives me options down the road for an easy swap should our tastes change. (versus doing a custom built in mirror like we did in another bathroom) But I see us being happy with the pairing of this mirror with our tile and vainity. The material looks to me like it should hold up just fine in a bathroom, even one like mine where we plan to tile everything including the ceiling to hold up well to steam. (Although we will have a high CFM fan/light to move air out). The mirror is relatively heavy but sine I will be blocking where it will hang when we strip the walls down in preparation for putting up backer board and tile I will have a very solid mount without worrying about trying to hit a stud. I’ll just drill a small hole in the tile with a diamond bit and then use a painted head stainless steel screw for the mount and caulk around that with color matching caulk. This should give me a clean, strong mount that will hold this or anything else I wish to hang on it. Read Less
          Pros: Looks Great, Sturdy, Well Made
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          KNIPEX Tools is the worlds largest manufacturer of professional pliers since 1882. KNIPEX Pliers, Cutters, Insulated Tools and other products have been the tools of choice for Professional Tradesmen and end users who are serious about their hand tools and demand industrial quality. KNIPEX Tools are made from start to finish utilizing the highest quality materials. Based in Germany, KNIPEX Tools are German engineered to produce a tool unmatched in the industry in terms of features, comfort, design and performance.
           
          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 nice set of pliers especially if you are going to be using this tool for an extended ti...
          PostedJune 6, 2019
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          This is a nice set of pliers especially if you are going to be using this tool for an extended time. The handles have a nice cushion to them and the fine pointed tip combined with the hardened steel make for a tool that makes those repetitive cutting tasks for things like building wiring harnesses easier for sure. They are certainly not cheap but they are built to be a small workhorse. One thing I like though it took me a moment to warm to was the spring mechanism. You typically see cheaper pliers have 2 pieces of spring steel similar to this but they also typically are notched to interlock. It is miy experience that those are invariably moving around and failing to interlock. I always Read More
          This is a nice set of pliers especially if you are going to be using this tool for an extended time. The handles have a nice cushion to them and the fine pointed tip combined with the hardened steel make for a tool that makes those repetitive cutting tasks for things like building wiring harnesses easier for sure. They are certainly not cheap but they are built to be a small workhorse. One thing I like though it took me a moment to warm to was the spring mechanism. You typically see cheaper pliers have 2 pieces of spring steel similar to this but they also typically are notched to interlock. It is miy experience that those are invariably moving around and failing to interlock. I always wondered why they bothered with the notching and did not just make the ends flat. Well, someone that worked on the design of these either listened to someone that uses these things or they used them themselves and thought as did I. If you are just using a small set for occasional hobby use these might be overkill for you but if you need something on the job to help get things done this is a good little set of pliers. The quality is hard to beat and your hands will thank you. Read Less
          Pros: Durable, Good Size & Weight, comfortable handles
          Cons: a little pricey for hobby level work
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          Grow quicker, thicker, greener grass. Guaranteed. Now with Watersmart Plus Coating Technology. Absorbs twice the water as uncoated seed, feeds with essential nutrients, and fungicide to protect new seedlings against harmful diseases.
           
          Age Range:55 to 64
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
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          Maybe the bag I got was an old one or something. But as far as I can tell not a single blade of ...
          PostedMay 17, 2019
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          No, I do not recommend this product.
          Maybe the bag I got was an old one or something. But as far as I can tell not a single blade of it germinated. I put this out to add to my existing yard weeks ago. It went out right before a decent rain in a week where we had several light rains. But it did not matter. I think I'll be steering clear of this going forward. I might as well have spread the dolloars on the yard. At least they would be green.
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          This Hampton Bay cover protects outdoor furniture from dust, dirt, sun, rain and heavy snow. The heavy duty Rip-Stop fabric is durable and will protect your patio furniture for years to come. With elastic and adjustable buckles on the bottom straps, these quickly secure to the furniture legs, so your cover stays on during windy days. This cover fits up to 31.5 in. L x 38.5 in. W x 29 in. H.
           
          Age Range:55 to 64
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          Gender:Male
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          good quality covers. heavy duty and easy to put on. straps and clips easy to use. I already ha...
          PostedMay 17, 2019
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          good quality covers. heavy duty and easy to put on. straps and clips easy to use. I already had atable cover like this for a couple years so had a good idea what to expect. Not disappointed.
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          decman's Questions
           
          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.
           

          I don't really have much of a question just an amusing observation to pass along and since you ca...

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          decman
          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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          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.
           
          decman's Answers
           
          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.
           

          Can I use this rod for my closet to hang my clothes on? What is the weight capacity?

          Asked by
          Stephanie
          July 16, 2018
          Can I use this rod for my closet to hang my clothes on? What is the weight capacity?
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          decman
          jasper, TN
          August 10, 2019
          Answer: 
          I woud think it is a bit small for that. I'd stick with something bigger.
           
          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.
           

          Is this light dimmable?

          Asked by
          Crystal
          February 21, 2018
          Is this light dimmable?
          Asked by
          decman
          jasper, TN
          June 6, 2019
          Answer: 
          Depends on what bulbs you use. If you use incandescent or dimmable LED bulbs then yes. I just used non-dimmable 100W equivalent LED bulbs because they were about 1/3 the price of dimmable LED bulbs. If you want dimmable make sure they say they are on the box. It will be easy to tell from the price. They cost a good deal more.
           
          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.
           

          Can this be used on a sloped ceiling?

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          OhS1969
          October 1, 2018
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          decman
          jasper, TN
          June 6, 2019
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          Yes. There is a swivel on the base of the rod at the mounting plate. It just swivels on one axis so you woudl have to line it up with the slope correctly but that is clearly what it is made for.
           
          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?
          Asked by
          decman
          jasper, TN
          June 6, 2019
          Answer: 
          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?
          Asked by
          decman
          jasper, TN
          June 6, 2019
          Answer: 
          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.
           
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