namenik
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    December 28, 2009
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      Activity Summary
       
      • Review count
        203
      • Helpfulness votes
        260
      • Average rating
        4.0
        4 out of 5
      • First Review:
        December 28, 2009
      • Last Review:
        January 2, 2017
       
      • Question count
        31
         
        • Answer count
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          namenik's Reviews
           
          The Artifacts faucet collection brings you classic designs reimagined in fresh new ways for various task areas of the kitchen. This Artifacts kitchen sink faucet displays vintage style with its high-arch spout and unique handle position, which eliminates interference with backsplashes. The three-function pull-down spray head has you covered for a range of tasks: BerrySoft spray for food prep; an aerated stream for filling pots; and Sweep spray for cleaning.
           
          from San Diego, CA, USA
          Received free product:Yes
          Beautiful!
          PostedJanuary 2, 2017
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          The Artifacts line of fixtures is one of the most beautiful and well made product series available in the mass market.This artfully designed kitchen faucet is so simple but yet so classic. I especially love the faucet in the chrome finish as it seems to show off all its' great assets. As a replacement faucet or in a new build or design, this one will stand out.
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          Upgrade your bath lighting with energy saving LED technology installing Good Lumens by Madison Avenue, a Minka Group Company. Clean simple lines with transitional/contemporary style that will complement a variety of decor styles. This Energy Saving LED vanity bath fixture is maintenance free using integrated LED modules. Good Lumens by Madison Avenue, a Minka Group Company is a perfect LED choice for your bath area.
           
          from San Diego, CA, USA
          Received free product:Yes
          Nice modern look
          PostedJanuary 2, 2017
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          I like the fact of buying the new LED lights and not having to purchase bulbs, the only problem being if something goes wrong with a light, it is not replaceable, kind of like those TV/ DVD players. If one breaks... I did not look at the specs on this before I ordered so I was surprised by the 30" width, I had just installed a different 4 light fixture that was 48" so it seemed small to go over a 60'' double vanity. The ends do reach the center of the two sinks, but it would not have looked right where I put the 48" light, over two twenty four inch vanities with a 12" hutch in the center. The bronze is dark and the large backplate is helpful to cover any less than perfect areas of the walls Read More
          I like the fact of buying the new LED lights and not having to purchase bulbs, the only problem being if something goes wrong with a light, it is not replaceable, kind of like those TV/ DVD players. If one breaks... I did not look at the specs on this before I ordered so I was surprised by the 30" width, I had just installed a different 4 light fixture that was 48" so it seemed small to go over a 60'' double vanity. The ends do reach the center of the two sinks, but it would not have looked right where I put the 48" light, over two twenty four inch vanities with a 12" hutch in the center. The bronze is dark and the large backplate is helpful to cover any less than perfect areas of the walls around previous installations. Read Less
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          Mallorca collection by The Great Outdoors lighting piece is a well crafted series that will add to the ambiance of any home. It has twisted wrought iron detailing in a Spanish Iron finish and elegant champagne hammered glass. The Mallorca collection's modern silhouette is enhanced by CFL, Candelabra, and medium Base bulbs grazing down the delicate pattern. Complete your outdoor presentation with a versatile array of coordinating fixtures in this series for stunning outdoor appeal.
           
          from San Diego, CA, USA
          Received free product:Yes
          Great lights!
          PostedJanuary 2, 2017
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          I got this to match/ co-ordinate with another two in the same series and the effect of the combination is just what I was trying to achieve. This more flush mount isn't quite as attractive as the other two-light that projects out but is is nearly half the price and the size is much more manageable as a porch light. The hammered glass makes it unique and the metal construction sturdy.
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          Transform the look of any modern or traditional bath with the Sophia collection's fashionable styling, classically curved handles and smooth lines. This 1-Handle Tub and Shower Faucet from Symmons features the exclusive Symmons pressure-balancing valve to help maintain a safe, constant pressure throughout your shower. The coordinating faucet includes a multi-mode with three distinct settings to customize your shower experience, while the single lever design makes it easy to control flow and temperature.
           
          from San Diego, CA, USA
          Received free product:Yes
          pretty good
          PostedJanuary 2, 2017
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          This isn't a bad deal for a complete tub and shower set around this price point. The only thing I would have preferred to be different is the color on the face of the shower head. The photo (no. two) on the website is a little disconcerting, placing the shower head alongside the tub spout but I suppose it was intended to include the features together in one shot. The three settings are a nice feature.
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          The Artifacts faucet collection brings you classic designs reimagined in fresh new ways for various task areas of the kitchen. This Victorian-inspired kitchen sink faucet features an elegant column design with convenient swing spout. The matched side spray lets you switch between BerrySoft spray for food prep and Sweep spray for cleaning.
           
          from San Diego, CA, USA
          Received free product:Yes
          A beauty!
          PostedDecember 31, 2016
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          This beautiful artifacts kitchen faucet has a classic design, yet looks so elegant. Victorian, yet turned so modern in its appearance. I am not using the side spray in the installation, I prefer as few items as possible on or in my countert op. the swing spout will be sufficient. The somewhat shorter than usual height of this is perfect when in a situation like mine where the windowsill is just above the counter.
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          Bring elegant, minimalist style to your contemporary decor with this Evoke bar sink faucet. The high spout rotates 360° for full clearance and coverage. Offering flexibility for a variety of tasks, the Pull-Out Sprayer head provides three functions, including pause, so you can easily move inside and outside of the sink. Coordinate this secondary faucet with an Evoke primary sink faucet for a unified, contemporary look.
           

          Both reviewers for this item mentioned it was missing parts. Can I be assured that Kohler has rem...

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          namenik
          January 12, 2017
          Both reviewers for this item mentioned it was missing parts. Can I be assured that Kohler has remedied this problem?
           
          The PIC Insect Killer bulb is a dual-purpose bug zapper compatible with most standard electrical sockets. The zapper utilizes LED and blue UV light to draw in flying insects within an 855 sq. ft. area. The 2000-Volt electric grid kills the flying insects quickly and efficiently. the bright 920 lumen LED light is suitable for illuminating surrounding areas.
           

          This item is unavailable within 100 miles of me. Why isn't it offered online for ship to store or home?

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          namenik
          San Diego, CA, USA
          October 12, 2016
           
          A fixture with vintage and industrial styling is what is pleasing about the Heritage Collection. This 5-light chandelier has a mesh shade that provides a unique look. The Forged Bronze finish is enhanced with aged brass accents.
           

          What is the measurement from the hanging circle (bottom of chain) to the bottom of the fixture?

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          namenik
          San Diego, CA, USA
          September 1, 2016
           
          Fashioned after factory and barn lighting Globe Electric’s 8 Light Vintage Chandelier with Rope Wrapped Hangers adds a vintage industrial feel to any room. The sturdy metal rods wrapped with rope helps create a rustic atmosphere. Fully compatible with dimmable LED bulbs and dimmer switch the exposed bulbs easily create lighting ambiance and different moods. Ideal for use in kitchens, restaurants, bars, and dining rooms. Includes all mounting hardware for quick and easy installation and requires eight 60W equivalent E26 light bulbs (sold separately).
           

          Could this be installed with just chain instead of downrods?

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          namenik
          San Diego, CA, USA
          September 1, 2016
          I would want to install 2 feet from the ceiling.
           
          ENVIROCOLOR concentrated solutions keep ground cover, grass and landscaping looking better than new while reducing annual pine-straw and mulch cost by 25% to 50%. ENVIROCOLOR Black Forest Colorant is top spray for black mulch. Color faded mulch to look new again. Applying colorant slows the decomposition of the mulch. For best results add colorant to water and apply with a backpack sprayer.
           

          The "other brand" must be used in 5 days, is this product savable until next season if not complety used?

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          namenik
          San Diego, CA, USA
          August 19, 2016
           
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          Medium Density Fiberboard handy panels are perfect for small projects and repair work. They are easy to transport, lightweight and priced right everything you need to get a job done quickly. Medium Density Fiberboard has a smooth surface.
           

          What is fiberboard made of?

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          randyman
          Benton, Illinois
          August 21, 2015
          I see medium density everywhere, but is it better or worse for a sub floor than regular plywood.
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          namenik
          December 15, 2016
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          MDF is made of wood fibers, glue, water, and parrafin wax. Its advantages are there are no knots or grain pattern as with regular wood so it is smooth and uniform and it can be less expensive, it does not expand or contract when sealed, disadvantages are more moisture penetrable and nails and screws can be less easy to work with it. Also may release formaldehyde when cut.
           
          The Imbrium Gray 12 in. x 24 in. Ceramic Floor and Wall Tile is designed for medium-duty residential floors, including kitchens, halls, corridors and balconies. With its stylish gray color and matte finish, this tile enhances your decor with a fancy, rustic appearance. A unique opportunity to incorporate the look of smooth stone into your space at a great price.
           

          I would like to use this in my bathroom. Why it that not identified as a suitable area?

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          Mary
          July 21, 2016
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          namenik
          San Diego, CA, USA
          September 24, 2016
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          I don't see any reason why not, I will be using it in mine. It seems to me any flooring suitable for the kitchen, which can and does involve wet, slippery conditions, is also appropriate for a bath. Perhaps the old adage of small room, small tile influenced the omission, though today that rule is meant to be discarded.
           
          A touch of Natural Stone Smart Tiles’ Mosaïks are getting closer to the real thing. We now have a new stone finish which looks and feels like velvet to the touch. They can be cleaned as easily as our glossy mosaics. They will blend naturally with a contemporary or classic home decor.
           

          Can this item be ordered?

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          ro
          April 12, 2016
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          namenik
          San Diego, CA, USA
          July 19, 2016
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          This item is not yet available at all, the style has not yet been released by Smart Tiles.
           
          This 8 ft. x 1-3/4 in. x 1/4 in. PVC Lattice Moulding is strong enough for outdoor use and is easily installed. Use it pre-finished in bright white or paint to the color of your choice. Adding moulding to your home adds a value and a nice finishing touch,
           

          can this product be used as an interior baseboard?

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          DesignerArch
          August 10, 2015
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          namenik
          San Diego, CA, USA
          July 4, 2016
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          Sure, you could just liquid nails or even caulk it to the wall. 1 3/4" might seem skimpy though, most baseboards are in the multiple inches If you spent a little more you could go for Royal Mouldings Model # 0676108001 Internet # 100010596 Store SKU # 222946
           
          This 8 ft. x 1-3/4 in. x 1/4 in. PVC Lattice Moulding is strong enough for outdoor use and is easily installed. Use it pre-finished in bright white or paint to the color of your choice. Adding moulding to your home adds a value and a nice finishing touch,
           

          Is this product flexible? Would it mound into a circle?

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          Katertater
          Alpine, Tx
          June 16, 2016
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          namenik
          San Diego, CA, USA
          July 4, 2016
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          This stuff is pretty flexible, but to make it circular would need some kind of additional support, you couldn't just attach it to itself and get to be round.
           
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