Bill1974
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  • First Review:
    October 19, 2009
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      Activity Summary
       
      • Review count
        173
      • Helpfulness votes
        221
      • Average rating
        4.2
        4.2 out of 5
      • First Review:
        October 19, 2009
      • Last Review:
        July 24, 2015
       
      • Question count
        2
         
        • Answer count
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          Bill1974's Reviews
           
          Empire Level is a world-leading designer and manufacturer of levels and offers a complete range of solutions in the layout and measurement category. With industry firsts such as the Monomial, the Torpedo Level and the Magnetic Level, Empire continues its tradition of bringing innovative solutions, with superior durability focused on improving productivity and user experience. The Empire 860 Box Level Series was designed to meet Empire’s best-in-class standards while implementing key user insights to guarantee accuracy, durability and reliability. The 860.24 features a 300° high contrast center block vial viewing system to optimize readability from multiple positions. These reinforced acrylic block vials deliver long life visibility and help to resist breaking, leaking, or fogging. Oversized molded hand grips serve as ergonomic handles to provide both comfort and enhanced portability.
           
          from Hauppauge, NY, USA
          Age Range:35 to 44
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Accurate and easy to see level
          PostedJuly 24, 2015
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          This works well for door and window sills and headers. I have longer 4 ft level and shorter 10 in ones, needed something in the middle. This lightweight, but by no means cheap feeling. It is well made, has end caps that can take some bumping or dropping in my case. The vial are easy to read at just about any angle. Accuracy and precision seem pretty good, you can easily see the bubble and get it level to less than a 1/32" over the 2 foot length. There are vertical levels at each end and a horizontal level in the center. Also nice is that there is a lifetime warranty.
          Pros: Durable, Easy to Use, Sturdy, Accurate, Strong, Good Size & Weight, Long-Lasting
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          The New Defiant LED motion security light with DualBrite chases away night time darkness. This LED motion light provides seamless light coverage for increased safety, security and peace of mind. Never change a bulb with this new LED technology. Install quickly and safely with DIY friendly 3 Easy Steps to Connect. The DualBrite feature beautifies, protects and saves energy by utilizing accent light from Dusk-to-Dawn and full light when motion is detected. Energy Star certified.
           
          from Hauppauge, NY, USA
          Age Range:35 to 44
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Easy install and good moton and light coverage
          PostedJuly 21, 2015
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          Install was easy once i figured out which breaker it was on, one of these days I will label the breaker box.
          Install is mounting a bracket to the electrical box, attaching a base to that that has the electrical connections and then mounting the light. The electrical connection is nice that there are no wire nuts, there is terminal strip that the wires get inserted into and then tightened down. There is a small (tiny) screwdriver supplied but it's a junk. If you drop it in the grass it's lost forever (even though it has a red handle), till it gets stuck in my foot or puts a hole in the tractor tire. So have a small flat screwdriver to make install a bit easier.
          Also nice is that it's LED so Read More
          Install was easy once i figured out which breaker it was on, one of these days I will label the breaker box.
          Install is mounting a bracket to the electrical box, attaching a base to that that has the electrical connections and then mounting the light. The electrical connection is nice that there are no wire nuts, there is terminal strip that the wires get inserted into and then tightened down. There is a small (tiny) screwdriver supplied but it's a junk. If you drop it in the grass it's lost forever (even though it has a red handle), till it gets stuck in my foot or puts a hole in the tractor tire. So have a small flat screwdriver to make install a bit easier.
          Also nice is that it's LED so it's doesn't use that much electric either Read Less
          Pros: Easy to Assemble, Functional, Well Made, High Quality of Material, Fast / Speed, Lots of Features, Eco-Friendly, Very Bright, Good Size & Weight, Nice Design
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          The New Defiant LED motion security light with DualBrite chases away night time darkness. This LED motion light provides seamless light coverage for increased safety, security and peace of mind. Never change a bulb with this new LED technology. Install quickly and safely with DIY friendly 3 Easy Steps to Connect. The DualBrite feature beautifies, protects and saves energy by utilizing accent light from Dusk-to-Dawn and full light when motion is detected. Energy Star certified.
           
          from Hauppauge, NY, USA
          Age Range:35 to 44
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Bright light and good motion detection
          PostedJuly 21, 2015
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          Install was easy once i figured out which breaker it was on, one of these days I will label the breaker box.
          Install is mounting a bracket to the electrical box, attaching a base to that that has the electrical connections and then mounting the light. The electrical connection is nice that there are no wire nuts, there is terminal strip that the wires get inserted into and then tightened down. There is a small (tiny) screwdriver supplied but it's a junk. If you drop it in the grass it's lost forever (even though it has a red handle), till it gets stuck in my foot or puts a hole in the tractor tire. So have a small flat screwdriver to make install a bit easier.
          Also nice is that it's LED so Read More
          Install was easy once i figured out which breaker it was on, one of these days I will label the breaker box.
          Install is mounting a bracket to the electrical box, attaching a base to that that has the electrical connections and then mounting the light. The electrical connection is nice that there are no wire nuts, there is terminal strip that the wires get inserted into and then tightened down. There is a small (tiny) screwdriver supplied but it's a junk. If you drop it in the grass it's lost forever (even though it has a red handle), till it gets stuck in my foot or puts a hole in the tractor tire. So have a small flat screwdriver to make install a bit easier.
          Also nice is that it's LED so it's doesn't use that much electric either
          The workings of the light are good, the light is bright and has a nice uniform coverage. The motion sensor and lights can be positioned to pick up motion in the desired area and to illuminate the desired areas. There are setting for the motion sensitivity, on time, dawn to dusk, etc. Setting it up is easy and there is even a test mode.
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          Pros: Easy to Assemble, Functional, Well Made, High Quality of Material, Fast / Speed, Lots of Features, Eco-Friendly, Very Bright, Good Size & Weight, Nice Design
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          Avanti pro blades are made of durable diamond segments. Turbo rim for fast and smooth cuts on masonry materials. Durable steel core construction.
           
          from Hauppauge, NY, USA
          Age Range:35 to 44
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Cuts any stone I have tried
          PostedJuly 21, 2015
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          This cuts any stone or concrete i have tried it on. It is dusty unless you use a dust shroud. It seems to hold up well too, I have cut a about a hundred brick, a dozen bluestone slabs, concrete slab and some stone and there isn't much wear on the blade. A five inch diameter blade would be better to make a little deeper cuts.
          Pros: Easy to Use, Sturdy, Good Size & Weight, Durable, Strong, Light Weight, Long-Lasting
          Cons: wish it came in a 5 inch dia
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          The New Defiant LED switch light chases away night time darkness. This LED switch light provides seamless light coverage. Never change a bulb with this new LED technology. 3 easy steps to connect is DIY friendly and allow quick safe installation.
           
          from Hauppauge, NY, USA
          Age Range:35 to 44
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Bright light, wide coverage and easy install
          PostedJuly 20, 2015
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          Install is easy, a couple of screws for a bracket, a screw for the fixture and three wire connections.
          The mounting of the light look odd. But I guess that is because I have surface mounted round electrical boxes. If they were recessed It would look better. Other Defiant security/motion light have a round housing and don't look so odd.
          The amount of light that is put out is more than what is shown in the pictures and is it nice and even, there are not really and bright or dull spots, it a very uniform light spread.
          Pros: Easy to Assemble, Unique, Eco-Friendly, Very Bright, Nice Design
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          Bill1974's Questions
           
          Series 100XL Temperature and Pressure Relief Valves are used in water heater and hot water storage tank applications to provide automatic temperature and pressure protection to hot water supply tanks and hot water heaters up to 105,000 BTU/Hr. They feature a bronze body with NPT male inlet and NPT female outlet connections, unique thermostat with special thermo-bonded coating, and a test lever. Model 100XL-8 is also available with 8 in. (200mm) extension thermostat. Series 100XL is ASME rated and CSA listed. Temperature Relief: 210 F (99 C), Pressure Relief Range: 75 to 150psi (5.2 to 10.3 bar), Standard Pressure Settings: 75, 100, 125, or 150psi (5.27, 7.03, 8.79, or 10.55 bar).
           

          Can this be used in place of the Watts 100KL-4 M7 (0066100)? What is the difference between them?

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          Bill1974
          Hauppauge, NY, USA
          May 8, 2014
          Looking at Watts site I can tell is this is a replacement model or not?
           
          The AH2510B universal attic ladder is lightweight, yet carries a duty rating of 375 pounds. The strut design eliminates springs and allows for a wide access opening. Easy to open and close. Wide steps are slip resistant and the feet are non-marring. Available for standard or extra-wide openings.
           

          Where is this ladder manufactured?

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          Bill1974
          Hauppauge, NY, USA
          March 15, 2014
           
          Bill1974's Answers
           
          EverSense Wi-Fi High Resolution Color Touchscreen Thermostat. Featuring patented Proximity Control Technology and built-in speakers for wireless streaming music. Works with your smartphone using the free EverSense Mobile App.
           

          I have a geothermal system.

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          leodaman
          michigan
          July 27, 2015
          In a HVAC forum many professionals say the NEST thermostat does not work well with geothermal system with duct heating. I need Terminal R C Y1 X E O or O/B W2 G

          Thank you
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          Bill1974
          Hauppauge, NY, USA
          July 31, 2015
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          I don't know why a Nest gets a bad rap. But a geothermal system is generally a slow and steady heat source, so a Nest or this thermostat may not be the ideal thermostat is you are constantly coming and going. This would cause the geothermal system to turn on and off a lot which is generally not how a geothermal system is meant to be used. Geothermal is slow to raise the temperature compared to most other Read More
          I don't know why a Nest gets a bad rap. But a geothermal system is generally a slow and steady heat source, so a Nest or this thermostat may not be the ideal thermostat is you are constantly coming and going. This would cause the geothermal system to turn on and off a lot which is generally not how a geothermal system is meant to be used. Geothermal is slow to raise the temperature compared to most other heating methods, so if there is a significant setback when you are away it will take some time to get back to the desired temperature when you return.
          If you only come and go a couple of times a day and at varying times then it might be a good solution, you may have to adjust the distance from home to be far away so there is sufficient time to get back to the desired temp if there is a significant set back when you are away. Read Less
           
          Capacity, accuracy and portability are just a few of the key user requirements that this 10 in. sliding miter saw from DEWALT will fulfill for the professional contractor. Lightweight at only 51 lbs., with a built-in handle, this saw can be moved from shop to jobsite and back again with ease. Designed with ball bearing steel rail construction and tall sliding fences to increase capacity, the DW717 is a complete and compact solution to a contractor's 10 in. cutting needs.
           

          What is the longest cut this saw can make in a single pass? Can it rip a 12in wide floor panel?

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          JD777
          Little Rock Ar
          November 21, 2013
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          Bill1974
          Hauppauge, NY, USA
          July 29, 2015
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          Yes it can, below is from the manual.
          CAPACITY OF CUT
          51º miter right, 60º miter left
          48º bevel left and right
          0º miter
          Max. Height 3.5" (89 mm) Result Width 11.9" (302 mm)
          Max. Width 12.6" (320 mm) Result Height 3.0" (76 mm)
          45º miter
          Max. Height 3.5" (89 mm) Result Width 8.4" (213 mm)
          Max. Width 8.9" (226 mm) Result Height 3.0" (76 mm)
          45º bevel - Left
          Max. Height 2.3" (58 mm) Result Width 11.9"
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          Yes it can, below is from the manual.
          CAPACITY OF CUT
          51º miter right, 60º miter left
          48º bevel left and right
          0º miter
          Max. Height 3.5" (89 mm) Result Width 11.9" (302 mm)
          Max. Width 12.6" (320 mm) Result Height 3.0" (76 mm)
          45º miter
          Max. Height 3.5" (89 mm) Result Width 8.4" (213 mm)
          Max. Width 8.9" (226 mm) Result Height 3.0" (76 mm)
          45º bevel - Left
          Max. Height 2.3" (58 mm) Result Width 11.9" (302 mm)
          Max. Width 12.6" (320 mm) Result Height 2.0" (50 mm)
          45º bevel - Right
          Max. Height 1.2" (30 mm) Result Width 11.9" (302 mm)
          Max. Width 12.6" (320 mm) Result Height 0.9" (22 mm)
          Your saw is capable of cutting baseboard moldings 0.8" (20 mm) thick by 4.75" (120 mm) tall.
          NOTE: Your saw is capable of cutting the following once a special setup procedure is followed
          (see Special Cuts).
          0º miter height 1.5" (38 mm) width 15.4" (391 mm)
          45º miter height 1.5" (38 mm) width 11.3" (287 mm)
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          Capacity, accuracy and portability are just a few of the key user requirements that this 10 in. sliding miter saw from DEWALT will fulfill for the professional contractor. Lightweight at only 51 lbs., with a built-in handle, this saw can be moved from shop to jobsite and back again with ease. Designed with ball bearing steel rail construction and tall sliding fences to increase capacity, the DW717 is a complete and compact solution to a contractor's 10 in. cutting needs.
           

          does this means this saw can cut left and right without flipping the wood

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          1403
          barbados
          November 24, 2013
          Asked by
          Bill1974
          Hauppauge, NY, USA
          July 29, 2015
          Answer: 
          yes, it bevels and tilts left and right
           
          Capacity, accuracy and portability are just a few of the key user requirements that this 10 in. sliding miter saw from DEWALT will fulfill for the professional contractor. Lightweight at only 51 lbs., with a built-in handle, this saw can be moved from shop to jobsite and back again with ease. Designed with ball bearing steel rail construction and tall sliding fences to increase capacity, the DW717 is a complete and compact solution to a contractor's 10 in. cutting needs.
           

          Could this saw be used to cut brick or pavers ?

          Asked by
          jrquestion
          November 26, 2013
          Asked by
          Bill1974
          Hauppauge, NY, USA
          July 29, 2015
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          It is not meant for cutting masonry. I guess it would with the appropriate blade but the saw would not last to long and it would be very unsafe to cool the blade with water.
           
          Capacity, accuracy and portability are just a few of the key user requirements that this 10 in. sliding miter saw from DEWALT will fulfill for the professional contractor. Lightweight at only 51 lbs., with a built-in handle, this saw can be moved from shop to jobsite and back again with ease. Designed with ball bearing steel rail construction and tall sliding fences to increase capacity, the DW717 is a complete and compact solution to a contractor's 10 in. cutting needs.
           

          Will the XPS light work with this?

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          Nigel
          Virginia
          July 27, 2015
          I've read miss-matched info on Type 1-*** on which the XPS led either does or does not work. Is there a confirmation that if purchasing the XPS lighting system will work with this.

          Thanks much
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          Bill1974
          Hauppauge, NY, USA
          July 29, 2015
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          If the Dewalt part number is DWS7085 then it will fit either the 1 or 2 model of the DW717 miter saw.
          BTW the light work very well, once blade is turning and close to the material it going ot cutting there is a clear shadow where the blade will cut. It's visible is most situations, bright sunlight not so much.
           
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