BilltheEngineer
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      • Review count
        253
      • Helpfulness votes
        377
      • Average rating
        4.2
        4.2 out of 5
      • First Review:
        October 19, 2009
      • Last Review:
        June 27, 2016
       
      • Question count
        9
         
        • Answer count
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          BilltheEngineer's Reviews
           
          Take this opportunity to transform your wall into a beautiful bookcase that not only serves as a door but as storage space as well, even during operation your valuables and books will not move. The Flush Mount Door is also a functional bookshelf, allowing for multiple use of space, providing an additional level of security for safes or panic rooms and making an otherwise boring doorway into an exciting space saving design element for your home or office. All Murphy Door products are manufactured and assembled with a limited lifetime parts and manufacturer defect warranty. The doors are completely functional when books and other objects are on the shelves, so there is no need to empty shelves in order to open the door. This pre-cut unit comes unassembled including the hardware installation and assemble is required. This unique Flush Mount system comes in standard door sizes of 30 in., 32 in. and 36 in. width, all doors are framed at 80.5 in. high to fit inside of a standard door opening.
           
          from Hauppauge, NY, USA
          Age Range:35 to 44
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
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          Really cool and a great way to add some character to your home
          PostedJune 27, 2016
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          This is a really cool way to add some character to area of your home that looks a little plain. I was doing a reno and was just going to have a typical 6 panel door at the end of hallway. Nothing special to look at, but putting this in its place it make a dull hallway look much more alive and interesting.
          It come un-assembled and unfinished, but I believe you can get them assembled and finished (for a bit more). The quality of the materials is really nice, no pressed particle boards. If it is not solid wood it's veneered plywood.
          I did a test assembly first to see how it goes together and it was pretty easy. The provided instructions good and clear. The one's on the mfg website and Read More
          This is a really cool way to add some character to area of your home that looks a little plain. I was doing a reno and was just going to have a typical 6 panel door at the end of hallway. Nothing special to look at, but putting this in its place it make a dull hallway look much more alive and interesting.
          It come un-assembled and unfinished, but I believe you can get them assembled and finished (for a bit more). The quality of the materials is really nice, no pressed particle boards. If it is not solid wood it's veneered plywood.
          I did a test assembly first to see how it goes together and it was pretty easy. The provided instructions good and clear. The one's on the mfg website and Home Depots site are in color so there are easier to read incase you don't get a set when you get your door.
          As other have said, if you want to stain or even apply a finish, do it before assembling. Then touch up anything after assembly and apply one or two more coats of finish. There are a fair amount of parts and to finish in pieces takes up some space. Very little prep was needed to finish, just a quick light sanding and removing any dust. There are no special tools need to assemble, just basic tools like screwdrivers, hammer/mallet and a tape measure.
          Once assembled, it really helps to have someone help move it and to help install it. install is very similar to installing an exterior door that has a threshold. If your opening is square, plumb and level it's really easy to get the jamb in place.
          One thing to keep in mind that it take away some of the space from the closet. The bookcase is about 8 inches deep. Read Less
          Pros: Beautiful Appearance, Easy to Install, Lots of Features, Fits in Various Rooms, Functional, Good Size & Fit, Great Detail, High Quality, Multi Use, Sturdy, Well Made
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          The Home Decorators Collection Bromley 52 in. LED Indoor/Outdoor Ceiling Fan offers a traditional feel to your space, indoors or outdoors. The bronze finish and clear seedy glass provide the finishing touch. The dual pull chains provide independent light and speed controls.
           
          from Hauppauge, NY, USA
          Age Range:35 to 44
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Looks really nice, can be installed outside and quiet
          PostedJune 27, 2016
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          I was surprised to find a ceiling that that could be outdoors where it could get wet, but I did. I don't plan getting it drenched but there are times that it will get wet from heavy rain.
          The fan looks really nice. The fan is really quiet, it can barely be heard even when you are right near it. It The blades don't even make much sound even at the highest speed. The included LED bulb is a nice touch. It is a bright white light, probably in the 5000K range. Outside under a canopy it gives off a nice amount of light. It's not super bright, but creates a nice lighting atmosphere. I also heard that LED buld don't attract bugs like incandescent bulbs, not sure if it true or not but willing to Read More
          I was surprised to find a ceiling that that could be outdoors where it could get wet, but I did. I don't plan getting it drenched but there are times that it will get wet from heavy rain.
          The fan looks really nice. The fan is really quiet, it can barely be heard even when you are right near it. It The blades don't even make much sound even at the highest speed. The included LED bulb is a nice touch. It is a bright white light, probably in the 5000K range. Outside under a canopy it gives off a nice amount of light. It's not super bright, but creates a nice lighting atmosphere. I also heard that LED buld don't attract bugs like incandescent bulbs, not sure if it true or not but willing to give it a try.
          The overall appearance is nice. I really like the glass bowl that goes over the bulb with the little bubbles in it.
          Assembly is easy. The instructions are clear and easy to follow. The fan can be flush mounted or hung from a downrod. A short downrod is included, that is what I used. There is enough wire coming from the fan that you could use a 4 foot downrod. If you have installed a fan before the steps are similar or the same as many other fans. The fan can be wired so that the light and fan can be powered together or separately. Read Less
          Pros: Looks Great, Very Bright, Nice Design, Easy to Assemble, Eco-Friendly, Fast / Speed, Lots of Features, Functional, Good Size & Weight, High Quality of Material, Stylish, Well Made
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          Create your own unique shower door to fit your personal style using Delta’s customizable shower door program Step 1 choose your glass, Step 2 choose your track assembly kit, Step 3 choose your hardware. Featured above is our 31 in. pivoting shower door with rain tempered glass, Bronze assembly kit, Phoebe Bronze knobs. Some assembly required - glass, track, and knobs are packaged separately. Delta shower doors coordinate well with other great Delta products available at The Home Depot.
           
          from Hauppauge, NY, USA
          Age Range:35 to 44
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Looks Great and Easy to Install
          PostedJune 23, 2016
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          This is my second shower door install in the past few weeks, the last one was for a tub. So this one was a little different but it was easy as well.
          Read over the instruction a few times and look through the all the part to make sure you have everything needed. Also make sure you have the tools needed to do the install. If you have tile or stone walls you will need the appropriate bits and drills to drill holes in them. Also it helps to have a belt sander to tweak and finesse the aluminum rails you need to cut. I cut a tad long and sanded them to fit.
          A little planning will help the need to run out in the middle of the project to get something.
          Removing the old door and cleaning Read More
          This is my second shower door install in the past few weeks, the last one was for a tub. So this one was a little different but it was easy as well.
          Read over the instruction a few times and look through the all the part to make sure you have everything needed. Also make sure you have the tools needed to do the install. If you have tile or stone walls you will need the appropriate bits and drills to drill holes in them. Also it helps to have a belt sander to tweak and finesse the aluminum rails you need to cut. I cut a tad long and sanded them to fit.
          A little planning will help the need to run out in the middle of the project to get something.
          Removing the old door and cleaning up all the old caulk was the hardest messiest part job in my case.
          Once the old door is out, check to see how plumb and level your threshold and walls are. If there are really out of plumb or level (more than 1/2") take some time and do a dry run of the install and see how things are going to fit. You may have to come up with a way to make the surface more plumb or level. If you are building a new shower or redoing one make everything as plumb and level as possible, it will make the install easier.
          In my case I was okay everything was almost perfect.
          Once done the shower looked much better than its age. The door seals nicely and water does not escape from the shower. The door swings nicely and it's easy to clean (leave a squeegee in the shower to remove the water from the glass when you are done showering, it will keep the glass cleaner longer and will not get water spots that never seem to come out). The glass is a nice thickness it does not feel flimsy. I would have like even thick glass but it would be heavy and more difficult to install. Read Less
          Pros: Durable, Good Size & Weight, Easy to Use, Sturdy, Looks Great, Easy to Install, Stylish, Nice Design, Easy to Clean, High Quality
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          Entertain in style with an 80 Qt./20 Gal./24 aluminum can capacity. This sleek stainless steel cooler/ice cart is especially convenient with its raised design and wheels. The bottom shelf also provides extra storage space allowing easy refills, or anything else that needs to be carted.
           
          from Hauppauge, NY, USA
          Age Range:35 to 44
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          If you entertain frequently this does come in handy.
          PostedJune 20, 2016
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          This is a nice practical solution for keeping food and beverages chilled when entertaining.
          Assembly is easy. Attach the legs, bottom tray, wheel, handles and bottle opener and 15 minutes later you are done. Everything aligned well and there were challenges.
          It does keep what is in it cool but not as well and the better name brand coolers.
          The tray on the bottom is handy for store extra beverages or for collected bottles to recycle.
          The bottle opener and catch cup are nice, no more "who has the opener?" or "where is there an opener?"
          Mine did come with a dent right under the bottle opener which is a bit of bummer, but I figure that is probably going to get messed up in time Read More
          This is a nice practical solution for keeping food and beverages chilled when entertaining.
          Assembly is easy. Attach the legs, bottom tray, wheel, handles and bottle opener and 15 minutes later you are done. Everything aligned well and there were challenges.
          It does keep what is in it cool but not as well and the better name brand coolers.
          The tray on the bottom is handy for store extra beverages or for collected bottles to recycle.
          The bottle opener and catch cup are nice, no more "who has the opener?" or "where is there an opener?"
          Mine did come with a dent right under the bottle opener which is a bit of bummer, but I figure that is probably going to get messed up in time with use.
          if you have the space it nice to not have to bend down to get into a cooler on the ground and it easy to move with the wheels (two are locking) and handles.
          The metal around the cooler portion is on the thin side so expect dings and dents over time. Read Less
          Pros: Durable, Lots of Features, Good Size & Weight, Easy to Use, Sturdy, Looks Great, Easy to Install, Nice Design, Easy to Clean, High Quality
          Cons: sheet metal is a little thin and dents easily
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          The Suncast Large Deck Box is an attractive storage solution for your home and patio. At an 80 Gal. capacity, this deck box has ample space for several patio cushions, garden toolsor pool supplies. The reinforced lid is constructed of multi-wall resin for strength and provides an alternative seating option on your patio. The 5-year Warranty is guaranteed to keep this attractive storage option on your patio for years to come.
           
          from Hauppauge, NY, USA
          Age Range:35 to 44
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          Gender:Male
          Received free product:Yes
          Looks nice, but construction is lacking
          PostedJune 20, 2016
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          It looks nice and it does function. But it has its faults too.
          Appearance and keeping thing dry it does fine with.
          It is easy to assembly, but don't use a rubber mallet to assemble it, you will end up denting it. Also be very careful tightening the screw, they are very easy to strip (I am guess even easier it you assembly outside in the on a warm day).
          The general construction is thin blow molded plastic. The panels slide and lock together. And using a rubber mallet to hammer them together ended up denting and creasing where I was hammering. Just align the parts and give them a good shove and them go together without damaging anything. The manual says not to use a power drive and Read More
          It looks nice and it does function. But it has its faults too.
          Appearance and keeping thing dry it does fine with.
          It is easy to assembly, but don't use a rubber mallet to assemble it, you will end up denting it. Also be very careful tightening the screw, they are very easy to strip (I am guess even easier it you assembly outside in the on a warm day).
          The general construction is thin blow molded plastic. The panels slide and lock together. And using a rubber mallet to hammer them together ended up denting and creasing where I was hammering. Just align the parts and give them a good shove and them go together without damaging anything. The manual says not to use a power drive and to only use a hand screwdriver. If you are adept and have a good feel you can use a 12 volt drill. An impact driver or larger drill with just stip the plastic, it is easy to do by hand.
          The top does not have any struts to assist in living the cover or preventing it from slamming closed. There are a couple of wire ropes that prevent the top from opening too far.
          The packaging is okay if you get it from a store, but if it is shipped I think there is a good chance of finding dented corners on some of the part. One of mine had dented corner but not bad enough that I thought it was worth a call to the mfg.
          If you just want to store stuff it will be fine. You can not sit it unless you a small child, especially on a warm or hot day the plastic get soft and flexes very easily. It is nice that it does fit a propane tank standing up. Also the top is curved so water will run off but you can't really use it as a tabletop or serving station.
          I have another larger deck box and its construction is similar but it is much sturdier. Read Less
          Pros: Looks Great, Easy to Assemble, Good Size & Weight
          Cons: careful assembly needed so i don't damage it, low quality construction
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          Palram’s white Palruf panels are the perfect solution to cover patios and decks. They also offer a great, economical solution for use as a drip stop under an overhead deck. The corrugations offer strength and a natural channel for water drainage. Economically priced Palruf corrugated roofing panels are stronger than traditional fiberglass panels and their plastic, fiberglass free composition means they maintain their color and surface condition much better as well. White color helps reduce heat gain, offers protective shade, and protection from inclement weather allowing you to enjoy your outdoor space more often.
           

          light transmission

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          May 28, 2016
          does light pass through the white panels?
           
          Transform your yard from bland to beautiful with the addition of this hardtop gazebo. Take shelter from the hot summer sun or extend your time outdoors with shelter from the fall rain underneath this alluring edifice. Its large frame is big enough to comfortably set up an ideal dining area or lounging zone for the whole family.
           

          How warm under compared to a canvas top gazebo

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          BilltheEngineer
          Hauppauge, NY, USA
          March 29, 2016
          Wondering if anyone can shed some light on how hot it is under this gazebo compared to one with a canvas top? is it about the same, hotter or cooler?
           
          Chamberlain's Premium MyQ 1/2 HP Belt-Drive Garage Door Opener is an all-purpose garage door opener. It has a steel reinforced belt for quiet, long-lasting performance. It includes two visor remotes and a keypad - perfect for the family on the go. This model includes the internet gateway which allows you to monitor, control and receive alert notifications for your garage door opener and household lights from anywhere in the world via the MyQ Application.
           

          Additional equipment needed to use mobile phone

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          Hauppauge, NY, USA
          December 2, 2015
          Reading the product description it sounds like there is nothing needed but the manual does not say anything about setting up a mobile device and lists the gateway as an accessory. Is this a gateway "Ready" or does the gateway come with the opener?
           
          Chamberlain's Premium MyQ 1/2 HP Belt-Drive Garage Door Opener is an all-purpose garage door opener. It has a steel reinforced belt for quiet, long-lasting performance. It includes two visor remotes and a keypad - perfect for the family on the go. This model includes the internet gateway which allows you to monitor, control and receive alert notifications for your garage door opener and household lights from anywhere in the world via the MyQ Application.
           

          LED Bulbs

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          BilltheEngineer
          Hauppauge, NY, USA
          December 2, 2015
          The manual says to not use LED bulbs because it may reduce the range of the remotes. Do you have a list of bulbs that don't interfere with the opener remote?
           
          Whether you are working, biking, camping, hunting, or boating out in the outdoors the Defiant 3-Pack 5 LED Headlight is a great choice because it is not only hands-free, but it will prepare you for the dark. This head lamp is constructed of tough ABS plastic with an adjustable elastic head strap and an adjustable headlight. The 5 bright white LED's help the batteries last up to up to 10 hours of continuous use with the change of batteries. This headlight also has 3 light modes: high, low, strobe.
           

          How many Lumens?

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          BilltheEngineer
          Hauppauge, NY, USA
          November 16, 2015
          How many Lumens do these put out?
           
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          Featuring a poly nozzle that easily adjusts from a fine mist to a solid stream, the RL Flo-Master 4 pt. Hand Sprayer is designed for a variety of spraying applications. This product features a translucent poly tank that enables you to monitor how much fluid is available. Its offers a handheld, lightweight design.
           

          Can I use to spray muatic acid??

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          July 17, 2016
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          Hauppauge, NY, USA
          July 19, 2016
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          I should work in it, but if it gets on the steel (probably zinc coated) shaft it will strip the zinc off and will rust.
           
          This new versatile yard tool is a 2-wheeled cart designed to be attached to any lawn or garden tractor. 4 collapsible sides allow the Hauler to be folded flat and stored vertically, taking up 70% less space in a garage or shed than traditional yard carts. The foldable feature also allows the Hauler to be used in flat-bed mode, convenient for hauling long loads like logs or lumber.
           

          where do i purchase the clamps that holds the yard tools?

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          AR
          July 17, 2016
          love that option
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          Hauppauge, NY, USA
          July 19, 2016
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          http://www.homedepot.com/p/Cub-Cadet-Hauler-Tool-Holder-19A40030OEM/206437782?fbtLinkClicked=1468942613744|206435515
          http://www.homedepot.com/p/Cub-Cadet-Hauler-Tool-Holder-19A40030OEM/206437782?fbtLinkClicked=1468942613744|206435515
           
          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.
           

          Can you mont the fixture upside down?

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          Los Angeles
          July 17, 2016
          I am replacing an old single light that is mounted on the wall of our garage below the eaves. When I mount the fixture as instructed the light panels are 25% under the eaves. Can I mount the fixture upside down so that the sensor is above and the panels are below? Will it have enough range for detecting motions?
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          Hauppauge, NY, USA
          July 19, 2016
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          I don't think the motion sensor will be able to oriented so that it could detect motion.
          The motion sensor and lights move side to side and up and down.
          The proper method would be to relocate the junction box to have the light function properly.
           
          This RIDGID 16 Gal. High Performance wet/dry vacuum is designed to deliver the powerful suction, large capacity, rugged construction, unique features and excellent mobility that Pros demand for job site or shop. The powerful 6.5 Peak HP motor easily handles the toughest job site clean-up tasks. A 3-layer fine dust filter captures dry wall dust. Moving up and down steps or across rough terrain is a snap with the large diameter, fixed rear wheels. Add a top handle with a cord wrap, heavy duty 2-piece drum construction, an accessory storage bag attached to a quick release handle plus patented Scroll Noise Reduction for quiet operation and you've got a wet/dry vacuum that meets the demands of a Pro.
           

          Has anyone used this vacuum to clean a swimming pool? How does it work?

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          Williamsport PA
          July 13, 2016
          Saw a video on YouTube of Hillibilly Gal using her ShopVac to clean the pool. Has anyone used this Ridgid or any other Ridgid wet/dry to clean the debris in the bottom of the pool:

          Thanks
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          BilltheEngineer
          Hauppauge, NY, USA
          July 14, 2016
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          It will not work for cleaning at pool.
          To clean a pool a liquid pump (pool pump, sump pump, transfer pump, etc) is what you need. The pumped water can then be sent through a filter (sand, DE or cartridge) and returned to the pool.
           
          The Husky X-Workhorse Workbench is a convenient folding work table that can serve as a mobile jobsite table, sawhorse or as a stand for a power tool such as a mitre saw. The metal center support lends extra stability to the durable frame to hold up to 750 lb. to accommodate a variety of tools and construction materials. A built-in leveling foot lets you adjust the table for added stability on uneven terrain for added convenience. The work plate surface measures 19 3/8 in. by 17 3/8 in.
           

          How do I get a replacement rubber corner piece for the work top? Mine was missing one of the 4 supplied.

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          Anonymous
          Spokane WA
          July 7, 2016
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          BilltheEngineer
          Hauppauge, NY, USA
          July 13, 2016
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          try calling 1-888-HD-HUSKY • WWW.HUSKYTOOLS.COM
           
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