painters1953
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    381
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    4.7
    4.7 out of 5
  • First Review:
    April 24, 2012
  • Last Review:
    December 3, 2019
 
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      • Review count
        381
      • Helpfulness votes
        358
      • Average rating
        4.7
        4.7 out of 5
      • First Review:
        April 24, 2012
      • Last Review:
        December 3, 2019
       
      • Question count
        1
         
        • Answer count
          52
           
           
           
           
          painters1953's Reviews
           
          Old-world European elegance radiates from the Nimes Tris 9-3/4 in. x 9-3/4 in. Porcelain Floor and Wall Tile, imported from Spain. Substantial variation in color and pattern give each piece a different appearance for a unique installation. Different shades of tan make up this unique tile that combines both modern and vintage elements. There are 36 different variations available that are randomly scattered throughout each case. Realistic imitations of scuffs and spots that are the marks of well-loved, worn, century-old tile bring rustic charm to your interior or exterior space. Color: Tan/ Beige/ and Cream / Low Sheen.
           
          from Charlottesville, Va
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          I love Merola tiles - they are always coming out with interesting patterns. They are standard por...
          PostedDecember 3, 2019
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          I love Merola tiles - they are always coming out with interesting patterns.
          They are standard porcelain tile and the installation is about what you'd expect. I build table tops with tile so my method of install is normally not with backerboard or thinset. I use a double-face tile pad (various kinds) and grout with epoxy grout for holding them tight together. They are normally faced around the edge with either iron or wood.
          For this set I would definitely recommend unpacking all the boxes you'll need at once. I say this because there are at least five different arrangements you can make with the angles. You'll want a big area to lay your pattern out first and then number your tiles in Read More
          I love Merola tiles - they are always coming out with interesting patterns.
          They are standard porcelain tile and the installation is about what you'd expect. I build table tops with tile so my method of install is normally not with backerboard or thinset. I use a double-face tile pad (various kinds) and grout with epoxy grout for holding them tight together. They are normally faced around the edge with either iron or wood.
          For this set I would definitely recommend unpacking all the boxes you'll need at once. I say this because there are at least five different arrangements you can make with the angles. You'll want a big area to lay your pattern out first and then number your tiles in the order you want to lay them.
          I believe the number of different patterns in each box is random. Read Less
          Pros: Easy to Clean, Easy to Install, Great Accent, Looks Great, interesting patterns
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          This aluminum finish catch is perfect for light weight cabinet doors that do not close all the way. This catch has enough magnetic force to keep the doors closed but not enough to prevent opening. Easy to install, this catch is perfect for any wooden cabinet in your home.
           
          from Charlottesville, Va
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:Professional
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          Nice little catch and fairly decent in it's ability to hold tight. Although only one came in my ...
          PostedDecember 3, 2019
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          Nice little catch and fairly decent in it's ability to hold tight. Although only one came in my package, I purchased a few more to hold this ceiling panel in place. The panel is pretty tight against the trim and is only opened twice a year for access to the outside spigot, however while testing, it consistently held up to opening and closing repeatedly.
          It was easy to install and the slot allowed me to adjust the position as needed.
          Pros: Easy to Install, Easy to Move, Nice Design, Sturdy
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          If you want to make your back yard more perfect, we suggest that you choose our product, which is not only economical and practical, but also allows you to create a more attractive feeling in your own yard. Enjoy the dancing warmth of a dramatic and luminous campfire flame while gathering around your fire pit with family and friends. It can withstand extreme heat as well as harsh weather without sustaining any damage or rusting.
           
          from Charlottesville, Va
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          A lightweight table top firepit. More for ambience than any heat source. The instructions are ...
          PostedNovember 21, 2019
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          A lightweight table top firepit. More for ambience than any heat source.
          The instructions are pretty daunting, however the basics are 1) set the unit on a table, 2) set the propane tank on the stand, 3) assemble the glass surround (see note below), 4) connect propane, 5) add lava rock (see note below), 6) ignite (see note below).
          Note on 3 - I recommend connecting the panels inside the unit. The brackets rest nicely on the lip of the unit. Each bracket has a long and short side. Make sure each panel has alternating bracket sides.
          Note on 5 - this unit didn't work the first time. When I removed the panel assembly (which now comes out as one piece) to remove the volcanic rock, there Read More
          A lightweight table top firepit. More for ambience than any heat source.
          The instructions are pretty daunting, however the basics are 1) set the unit on a table, 2) set the propane tank on the stand, 3) assemble the glass surround (see note below), 4) connect propane, 5) add lava rock (see note below), 6) ignite (see note below).
          Note on 3 - I recommend connecting the panels inside the unit. The brackets rest nicely on the lip of the unit. Each bracket has a long and short side. Make sure each panel has alternating bracket sides.
          Note on 5 - this unit didn't work the first time. When I removed the panel assembly (which now comes out as one piece) to remove the volcanic rock, there was a lot of dust from those rocks. I had just dumped in the bag as it came but now my suggestion is dump the rocks on some kind netting to get rid of the dust before adding to the unit.
          Note on 6 - my big beef is the length of time, 1-2 minutes, you gave to hold the igniter to get the pilot housing hot enough to stay on.
          Lastly, I've checked multiple sources and this unit has no available cover, nor did it come with one. You can't leave it outside without a cover, so you have to disconnect and reconnect each time you use it.
          The quality of the unit is superb despite these two issues. Read Less
          Pros: Easy to Install, Good Size & Weight, Looks Great, Nice Design
          Cons: no cover
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          Featuring rustic wood accented with a metal top, this 22 in. Rustic Wood Lantern has a pattern that brings a beautiful accent to any outdoor space. The lantern holds a 4 in. or smaller pillar candle (sold separately) and boasts an attached handle for easy transport and versatile decorating options. It's suitable for both indoors and outdoors, so place it in your garden, on your patio, or your dining room table for a statement piece.
           
          from Charlottesville, Va
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:Professional
          Received free product:Yes
          Cute lantern for outside or inside decor. Not very heavy and the wood joints are glued but not n...
          PostedNovember 19, 2019
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          Cute lantern for outside or inside decor. Not very heavy and the wood joints are glued but not nailed together and mishandling the door could cause them separate. Easy enough to glue if that happens.
          Nice hardware, galvanized top makes them look rustic yet stylish. I would not leave them outside in questionable weather. The glass could easily shatter by a flying object or even tip over.
          Pros: Easy to Install, Good Shape, Stylish
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          50,000 BTUs aluminum Fire table. Natural stone color. Use as a firepit. Also can be applied as a bistro table with lid added to the fire bowl. 20 lbs. standard gas tank for usage. (not included). Comes with tank holder. Color: STONE GREY COLOR.
           
          from Charlottesville, Va
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:Professional
          Received free product:Yes
          I highly recommend this fire pit if you are looking for something on your deck or patio. It's we...
          PostedNovember 12, 2019
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          I highly recommend this fire pit if you are looking for something on your deck or patio. It's well made but not that heavy, It looks like stone but is made of a light weight steel.
          Probably one of the easiest items I have had to hook up. All you need is the propane canister, pretty much the standard size and you are ready to go.
          Everything else needed is packed inside boxes that are secured inside the unit, you just unload and start setting up. Getting out the boxes is the only tricky part.
          There are four feet to screw in to the corners and you can adjust for your surface. Then you insert the battery and lava rocks, hook up the propane and ignite. That's a simplification but it Read More
          I highly recommend this fire pit if you are looking for something on your deck or patio. It's well made but not that heavy, It looks like stone but is made of a light weight steel.
          Probably one of the easiest items I have had to hook up. All you need is the propane canister, pretty much the standard size and you are ready to go.
          Everything else needed is packed inside boxes that are secured inside the unit, you just unload and start setting up. Getting out the boxes is the only tricky part.
          There are four feet to screw in to the corners and you can adjust for your surface. Then you insert the battery and lava rocks, hook up the propane and ignite. That's a simplification but it really is that easy. The directions will give you more detail and I highly suggest reading through.
          The unit does need to be 5' away from the propane tank but I set the tank in the corner and with the seating you don't see it.
          Comes with a cover for the propane tank as well as the unit itself once it's cooled down after use. Read Less
          Pros: Durable, Easy to Install, Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, Looks Great, Nice Design, Stylish
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          The Everbilt 10 ft. x 10 ft. Instant Canopy-Pop Up Tent is perfect for all your outdoor, backyard, tailgate, athletic, camping, and recreational activities. This instant canopy is easy to operate with a central hub for easy 1-hand open and close operation. The unique design provides great shade, sun-protection to block UV rays and incorporates an air vent for air flow for up to 12 people to enjoy any activity. Designed with a 1-piece powder-coated steel frame with infinite legs allows the canopy to be at adjusted to any height, plus the ball joint feet allow the canopy to remain level on any terrain. The Everbilt 10 ft. x 10 ft. Instant Canopy is easy to set up, take down, store, and transport anywhere with the durable wheeled bag included. Color: Gray.
           

          The pictures above show a square box that the leg sits in. Another shows something different. ...

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          painters1953
          December 22, 2017
          The pictures above show a square box that the leg sits in. Another shows something different. What are the square things?
           
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          50,000 BTUs aluminum Fire table. Natural stone color. Use as a firepit. Also can be applied as a bistro table with lid added to the fire bowl. 20 lbs. standard gas tank for usage. (not included). Comes with tank holder. Color: STONE GREY COLOR.
           

          Which outdoor cover fits this?

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          MTt
          September 11, 2019
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          painters1953
          Charlottesville, Va
          November 12, 2019
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          It comes with it's own cover. See my review.
           
          The SmartCode touchpad smart lock with Home Connect technology enables the lock to wirelessly communicate with other devices in home. The lock allows the user (through a web enabled device) to remotely check the door lock status, lock or unlock the door and receive notifications. SmartCode is a 1-touch locking motorized deadbolt. With your personalized code, you can enter your home with the convenience of keyless entry and the back-lit keypad provides increased visibility. SmartCode is easy to install, program and use and operates on 4 AA batteries. It also features SmartKey Security as the back-up keyway. This single cylinder deadbolt can be locked or unlocked by using the keypad or key from the outside as well as the turn button from the inside.
           

          On the box it says that "Automatic door locking after 30 seconds", How does that work? Is it a de...

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          MaryK
          September 6, 2019
          On the box it says that "Automatic door locking after 30 seconds", How does that work? Is it a default setting? I do not see that feature working on my lock.
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          painters1953
          Charlottesville, Va
          September 7, 2019
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          Auto Lock is a feature that will automatically lock the door 30 seconds after a valid unlock code is entered or the turn button or key is used. To turn this feature on, take the cover off of the interior portion of the lock. Towards the bottom right are 4 settings. Auto Lock is setting #2. Simply push the switch up to the “on” position. The lock will now automatically lock 30 seconds after the door is Read More
          Auto Lock is a feature that will automatically lock the door 30 seconds after a valid unlock code is entered or the turn button or key is used. To turn this feature on, take the cover off of the interior portion of the lock. Towards the bottom right are 4 settings. Auto Lock is setting #2. Simply push the switch up to the “on” position. The lock will now automatically lock 30 seconds after the door is unlocked. Read Less
           
          The SmartCode touchpad smart lock with Home Connect technology enables the lock to wirelessly communicate with other devices in home. The lock allows the user (through a web enabled device) to remotely check the door lock status, lock or unlock the door and receive notifications. SmartCode is a 1-touch locking motorized deadbolt. With your personalized code, you can enter your home with the convenience of keyless entry and the back-lit keypad provides increased visibility. SmartCode is easy to install, program and use and operates on 4 AA batteries. It also features SmartKey Security as the back-up keyway. This single cylinder deadbolt can be locked or unlocked by using the keypad or key from the outside as well as the turn button from the inside.
           

          Will it work without Z-wave?

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          MaryK
          August 29, 2019
          Will it work without Z-wave?
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          painters1953
          Charlottesville, Va
          September 7, 2019
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          It will not work without a hub. However you can use it as a regular lock. Or as a lock that has codes for different people that you can set up. Plan for at least 30-60 minutes for install.
           
          Enjoy outdoor dining and relaxing with the Delani 7-piece outdoor dining table set. Constructed of beautiful wicker, this table and chairs set is durable and comfortable. It will put outdoor dining into a whole new level. Available in select colors, this design will go well with any garden or backyard arrangements and landscaping. Plus it's Stack-able chairs can make storage and transport a breeze.
           

          Is it hard to assemble

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          Tm
          September 9, 2018
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          painters1953
          Charlottesville, Va
          February 11, 2019
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          Not at all, only four screws per leg and it comes with it's own tool for assembly.
           
          Add a splash of color to your next interior accent wall or decor project with UFP-Edge Charred Wood project boards. Charred Wood is crafted with high-quality lumber that has been expertly burned to highlight its distinct wood-grain pattern. By finishing the boards with a vibrant coat of paint, you get a unique board surface. These bold-colored boards let you create unique accent walls, projects and focal points. If using for furniture or in high-traffic areas, a high quality polyurethane sealer is recommended. Due to the natural characteristics of wood, some cupping and warp may occur. These products are not recommended for outdoor applications. If used for exterior applications, wood protector sealant is required. Color will vary from board to board and lot to lot. It is recommended you purchase your entire job, plus a minimum of 10% overage to ensure most consistent color. Color: Lava Red.
           

          Can these be used for a dining table top? Used on a 3/4" plywood base? Would they need to be seal...

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          Linda
          August 26, 2018
          Can these be used for a dining table top? Used on a 3/4" plywood base? Would they need to be sealed or are they already sealed? Thanks
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          painters1953
          Charlottesville, Va
          November 4, 2018
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          I'm sure you could do that although you would not need the 3/4" base for the wood to attach to. The boards are pine. Take a look at how some tables are made. They usually have a skirt around the edge with the legs attached in the corners.
          If you want the boards to remain tight to one another, first lay the boards down on a flat surface and draw a line around where you will place the skirt. Then attach Read More
          I'm sure you could do that although you would not need the 3/4" base for the wood to attach to. The boards are pine. Take a look at how some tables are made. They usually have a skirt around the edge with the legs attached in the corners.
          If you want the boards to remain tight to one another, first lay the boards down on a flat surface and draw a line around where you will place the skirt. Then attach 3/4" x 2" strips of plywood or other wood evenly across all the boards within that area, leaving room for the legs. The skirt needs to be of enough height to get your legs under the table. Read Less
           
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