whatdoiknow
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      • Review count
        357
      • Helpfulness votes
        421
      • Average rating
        4.6
        4.6 out of 5
      • First Review:
        November 16, 2012
      • Last Review:
        November 11, 2019
       
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          The Delta Pivotal Bath Collection makes a striking addition to any bathroom with its contemporary geometry. Its modern and minimalist lines add a look that leaves a lasting impression. Complete your bathroom today with the Delta Pivotal Collection. Color: Matte Black.
           
          from West Chester, PA, USA
          Age Range:35 to 44
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          + VERY cautious five stars due to finish + easy install + good hardware - filing of bracket lip m...
          PostedNovember 11, 2019
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          + VERY cautious five stars due to finish
          + easy install
          + good hardware
          - filing of bracket lip might be necessary
          I just 99% installed a black Delta grab bar, and just ripped it out -- its very long wood screws took no effort to strip and bend, and while it arrived in pristine condition, it took no effort to scratch the entire thing. This towel bar has the same finish, but as I'm using it for a sloped skylight curtian rod, metal grommets and a plasticized boat hook run along it daily with no effects on its finish. So take that for whatever it's worth.
          As with all Delta's Pivotal fixtures, the mounts fit over the brackets and an allen set screw pinches the bracket; in order for Read More
          + VERY cautious five stars due to finish
          + easy install
          + good hardware
          - filing of bracket lip might be necessary
          I just 99% installed a black Delta grab bar, and just ripped it out -- its very long wood screws took no effort to strip and bend, and while it arrived in pristine condition, it took no effort to scratch the entire thing. This towel bar has the same finish, but as I'm using it for a sloped skylight curtian rod, metal grommets and a plasticized boat hook run along it daily with no effects on its finish. So take that for whatever it's worth.
          As with all Delta's Pivotal fixtures, the mounts fit over the brackets and an allen set screw pinches the bracket; in order for the mount to hold on the opposite end from the set screw, a lip is drilled -- leaving a circular hole narrower than the width of the bracket. The only one I had to file down was for their toilet paper holder, but I put that up on brick -- which had to be chinked and chipped to a smooth-ish surface, and it took a while to figure out all the axies this thing wouldn't line up -- and this one had the worst drilling of 6 mounts so far, so who knows if it really needed to be filed down as smoothing out the mounting surface certainly took care of at least the grossest issue with mounting. Read Less
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          Grab bars provide leverage and support for those moments in your bathroom where you need a little assistance. Grab bars are the perfect addition to any bathroom, for anyone, any age and any ability. They add confidence and independence and most importantly, safety. The Voisin collection has a soft modern beauty with its elegant curves and congruous lines. Voisin is available in Bright Stainless Steel and Satin Stainless Steel. These finishes endorse the elegant ambience and contributes to a comfortable style in any space. The Voisin 42 in. Concealed Screw Grab Bar in Bright Stainless features a smooth surface for a simple clean look. When installed properly, it will support up to 500 lbs. With only 2-3 screws required for a secure mount, the 5 screw flange provides installation flexibility to accommodate individual grab bar mounting needs. Franklin Brass is committed to the highest standards in quality and safety, and our grab bars are manufactured and tested to exceed many current industry standards.
           
          from West Chester, PA, USA
          Age Range:35 to 44
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          + solid build + very attractive + good quality hardware included I'm becoming a fan of Franklin B...
          PostedNovember 5, 2019
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          + solid build
          + very attractive
          + good quality hardware included
          I'm becoming a fan of Franklin Brass -- I got two grab bars from them, this 42" brushed stainless, and a 36" bright stainless -- look to the left of the brushed stainless in the picture where it shows texture better; "bright" is mirror-bright. I've gotten grab bars with sketchy spot welds attaching the bar to the mounting plate -- this feels a lot sturdier to me.
          The second I move my moving-in boxes in the picture out, and the refrigerator and gas stove that came with the house, I'm moving a soaking tub into my tropical plant room, with spiderwebs of extension cords and power strips all over the floor. I figure as long Read More
          + solid build
          + very attractive
          + good quality hardware included
          I'm becoming a fan of Franklin Brass -- I got two grab bars from them, this 42" brushed stainless, and a 36" bright stainless -- look to the left of the brushed stainless in the picture where it shows texture better; "bright" is mirror-bright. I've gotten grab bars with sketchy spot welds attaching the bar to the mounting plate -- this feels a lot sturdier to me.
          The second I move my moving-in boxes in the picture out, and the refrigerator and gas stove that came with the house, I'm moving a soaking tub into my tropical plant room, with spiderwebs of extension cords and power strips all over the floor. I figure as long as I wear sneakers into the tub I should be fine. Safety first!
          If like me your house has summer studs -- summer here, summer there, summer almost as tall as the ceiling! you might want to consider Franklin Brass' 300051778 -- I failed to correctly install Delta's version of this that comes with their toilet paper holder grab bars, because studs, but I have every reason to believe however I position these grab bars they'll be relying on at least one of these anchors, each. Two anchors per pack, not clear in their product description. When the Delta was quasi-installed with their anchor it held far better than you'd guess, especially on moist-wall (apparently cheaper than drywall.) Doesn't seem like either anchor could work, but they do. Read Less
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          The Delta Pivotal Bath Collection makes a striking addition to any bathroom with its contemporary geometry. Its modern and minimalist lines add a look that leaves a lasting impression. Complete your bathroom today with the Delta Pivotal Collection. Color: Brilliance Stainless Steel.
           
          from West Chester, PA, USA
          Age Range:35 to 44
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          + seconds-install on smooth surface + effective hardware This is my third of soon four Delta Pivo...
          PostedNovember 4, 2019
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          + seconds-install on smooth surface
          + effective hardware
          This is my third of soon four Delta Pivot fixtures; on smooth surfaces this installs in seconds; on brick it takes 45 minutes of chinking to get the fixture's reciever(s) to fully accept the bracket.
          I fashioned two curtain rods out of aluminum bar and four coat hooks for a skylight in drywall at a severe angle; my physics proved accurate for the top one, but gravity interfered with my pysics prediction on the lower one, so this towel bar is an excellent replacement. When I bought this 150 year old house I didn't pay extra for studs, so this went in with the mollys(?) included, and they're the first ones that actually worked in Read More
          + seconds-install on smooth surface
          + effective hardware
          This is my third of soon four Delta Pivot fixtures; on smooth surfaces this installs in seconds; on brick it takes 45 minutes of chinking to get the fixture's reciever(s) to fully accept the bracket.
          I fashioned two curtain rods out of aluminum bar and four coat hooks for a skylight in drywall at a severe angle; my physics proved accurate for the top one, but gravity interfered with my pysics prediction on the lower one, so this towel bar is an excellent replacement. When I bought this 150 year old house I didn't pay extra for studs, so this went in with the mollys(?) included, and they're the first ones that actually worked in about 10 years. Nothing special about them, just everything else lined up enough for them to work.
          I have tropical fruiting trees under the curtain, so I pull on the curtain to the sides and down daily with no effect on the mount whatsoever.
          I have Delta's thinner version of this, non-Pivot, and a Walmart "Hotel" extra large towel bows it down; this Pivot could be used as a chin-up bar. Read Less
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          The Delta Pivotal Bath Collection makes a striking addition to any bathroom with its contemporary geometry. Its modern and minimalist lines add a look that leaves a lasting impression. Complete your bathroom today with the Delta Pivotal Collection. Color: Polished Chrome.
           
          from West Chester, PA, USA
          Age Range:35 to 44
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
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          + heavy, solid + square arm defies physics, smooths out, speeds up rolling action - finish is so ...
          PostedNovember 4, 2019
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          + heavy, solid
          + square arm defies physics, smooths out, speeds up rolling action
          - finish is so mirror-like, rolling paper pack will slide off every time
          This tobacco pouch and rolling paper pack holder is far better than I expected: heavy, shiny, perfectly sized, and you can put toilet paper rolls under the tobacco shelf as well, which is handy because vitamin N is by far the most effective laxative ever.
          Any surface other than smooth(ish) might require some sanding; I had to chink the brick and mortar about seven times before nothing protruded enough to prevent the unit from fully accepting the bracket. I mounted their robe hook and towel bar in seconds, actually forgot I'd Read More
          + heavy, solid
          + square arm defies physics, smooths out, speeds up rolling action
          - finish is so mirror-like, rolling paper pack will slide off every time
          This tobacco pouch and rolling paper pack holder is far better than I expected: heavy, shiny, perfectly sized, and you can put toilet paper rolls under the tobacco shelf as well, which is handy because vitamin N is by far the most effective laxative ever.
          Any surface other than smooth(ish) might require some sanding; I had to chink the brick and mortar about seven times before nothing protruded enough to prevent the unit from fully accepting the bracket. I mounted their robe hook and towel bar in seconds, actually forgot I'd already done both a few minutes later, but on brick I enjoyed a good 45 minutes of frustration.
          One of the three, soon to be four, Pivots had a less-than-perfect square lip from a round drill bit cut into this unit, so I spent some time filing it down - but, I can't swear it held me up vs the bumps in the brick you don't notice, because all their square lips are drilled with round bits. Either way, be prepared to file yours down a little. Read Less
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          The Commercial Electric 4 in. Brushed Nickel LED Trim is for use with the LED trim (T40). Made of steel construction and plated with contemporary satin Brushed Nickel that blend with any stainless appliances. Certified for airtight and is rated for wet location use.
           
          from West Chester, PA, USA
          Age Range:35 to 44
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          *POSSIBLY ONLY FOR CER4741WH and CER4741AWH which home depot doesn't sell* + sturdier than necess...
          PostedNovember 4, 2019
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          *POSSIBLY ONLY FOR CER4741WH and CER4741AWH which home depot doesn't sell*
          + sturdier than necessary
          +/- didn't fit my needs
          This trim ring *might* work for 4-inch fixtures; I misremembered the size of a bulb fixture I was hoping to put this on; it does fit my Halo HLA4, but its lamp is a spherical puck that rotates 360* and stays in place from friction, so there aren't the tolerances for this to fit around the puck.
          That said, it's an expected thin gauge metal, but hardened which I appreciate. I haven't checked if it's magnetic itself or if their phantom fixture this is for is magnetic and this ring is just "induction ready." Either way, there's more than enough material for Read More
          *POSSIBLY ONLY FOR CER4741WH and CER4741AWH which home depot doesn't sell*
          + sturdier than necessary
          +/- didn't fit my needs
          This trim ring *might* work for 4-inch fixtures; I misremembered the size of a bulb fixture I was hoping to put this on; it does fit my Halo HLA4, but its lamp is a spherical puck that rotates 360* and stays in place from friction, so there aren't the tolerances for this to fit around the puck.
          That said, it's an expected thin gauge metal, but hardened which I appreciate. I haven't checked if it's magnetic itself or if their phantom fixture this is for is magnetic and this ring is just "induction ready." Either way, there's more than enough material for glue if it will fit in and on your fixture. Much nicer than white plastic. Read Less
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          KOHLER KOHLER Maxstow 20 in. x 40 in. Frameless Surface-Mount Aluminum Medicine Cabinet
          KOHLER KOHLER Maxstow 20 in. x 40 in. Frameless Surface-Mount Aluminum Medicine Cabinet
          Maximize your bathroom storage with the Maxstow medicine cabinet. Staggered shelving holds tall and short items with no wasted space, fitting everything you need and keeping clutter off your countertop. The slim 3-1/2 in. -deep design provides the same internal storage space as traditional 5 in. -deep cabinets. Installation is fast and easy simply screw to the wall, right out of the box.
           

          Is the front surface of the door a mirror? It does not say.

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          DL
          September 21, 2019
          Is the front surface of the door a mirror? It does not say.
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          whatdoiknow
          West Chester, PA, USA
          November 18, 2019
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          The door is a thin, non-tempered mirror that will crack if you cough near it, and it's glued to a cheap plastic frame.
          Kohler designs and makes great stuff. This isn't a highlight of their great stuff.
           
          The Halo HLA4 Wide Beam Selectable Series is a complete adjustable gimbal downlight that offers you the option of choosing your color temperature directly on the fixture. With the flick of a switch, you can choose between 5 color temperatures ranging from warm (2700K) to daylight (5000K) prior to installing into your ceiling. This module is designed for use in new construction, remodel and retrofit installation, without needing a housing or j-box. This product features an LED driver that offers 120-Volt dimming capability. The HLA4 adjustable gimbal offers 30° tilt and up to 360° rotation, 40° beam angle. The HLA4 is great for accent or task lighting as well as wall washing. This can less product is wet location listing and can be in direct contact with insulation.
           

          Can this be mounted directly on a drop ceiling tile?

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          Nick
          November 1, 2019
          Can this be mounted directly on a drop ceiling tile?
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          whatdoiknow
          West Chester, PA, USA
          November 4, 2019
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          I forgot to mention in my review: this is an insanely easy and seconds-long install; the fixture likely won't get too hot but the driver box must be stowed somewhere that can stand high concentrated heat. It's well worth an attempt. Buy sunscreen: this thing is bright.
           
          This Ventura Oak 12 mm thick Laminate Flooring from Home Decorators Collection is authentically handcrafted. It is ideal for most rooms and the light Oak Color provides a beautiful look and style. The 4 sided beveled planks are produced in Europe with wood harvested from PEFC certified forests and are certified for a healthier home environment. This flooring has a light commercial wear layer and offers a triple warranty against stain, fade and wear and is suitable for selected radiant heating system. Installation is easy with the glue-less locking system.
           

          Is this product water resistant?

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          Tina
          February 23, 2019
          Contractor installed it in new renovation in kitchen and both baths.
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          whatdoiknow
          West Chester, PA, USA
          May 6, 2019
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          It is nothing-resistant. I've only seen Lifeproof and two boxes of Home Decorators -- Lifeproof is what you'd expect, but this stuff is for cheap book-binding. You're better off taping down greeting cards.
           
          The Viagrow Clone Machine submersible pump is CE listed water pump and highly dependable. The Viagrow Clone Machine replacement clone pump is rated at 211 GPH and has a height max of 5.41 ft. The internal filter is easy to clean and allows for no clog pumping operation. The Viagrow replacement clone pump is designed specifically for your clone system, but is also suitable for a small flood and drain system, ponds and water fountains or alternative submersible pumping applications.
           

          What droplet size does this produce. Is this a true aeroponics

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          Kerv
          January 6, 2019
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          whatdoiknow
          West Chester, PA, USA
          March 11, 2019
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          I've got streams coming from mine, but for a couple extra bucks you can get a stone, air pump, tubing and a timer, and keep the stone going 24/7, and time the jets -- the stone oxygenates and agitates far more than an immersion pump, and once the roots hit the waterline I assumed I'd go 100% dwc from then on anyway.
           
          Connect the Viagrow Air Stones to an air pump with tubing to create scores of tiny bubbles adding much-needed oxygen to the water in aquariums, hydroponic and aquaponic growing systems . The larger surface area of the air stone allows for the production of a greater number of these bubbles therefore increasing the surface area of the oxygen available to your fish or plants. As the bubbles aerate the water, they also help circulate hydroponic nutrients, invigorating the roots of plants and boosting healthy growth.
           

          Is this a pack of two or a single diffuser?

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          dmooney
          January 21, 2018
          Is this a pack of two or a single diffuser?
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          whatdoiknow
          West Chester, PA, USA
          December 19, 2018
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          Single unit
           
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