Bill1974
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  • First Review:
    October 19, 2009
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      • Review count
        143
      • Helpfulness votes
        175
      • Average rating
        4.1
        4.1 out of 5
      • First Review:
        October 19, 2009
      • Last Review:
        April 1, 2015
       
      • Question count
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        • Answer count
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          Bill1974's Reviews
           
          The Ryobi 18-Volt ONE+ 1/2 in. Cordless Hammer Drill features a variable 2-speed transmission for precision and versatility and delivers up to 1,500 RPM and 19,500 BPM for powerful performance. The 24-position clutch handles high-torque applications and the clutch override allows quick mode changes from drilling to driving. New and improved GRIPZONE overmold provides optimum grip and user comfort. The Ryobi 18-Volt ONE+ 1/2 in. Cordless Hammer Drill works with all Ryobi 18-Volt ONE+ batteries (sold separately).
           
          from Hauppauge, NY, USA
          Age Range:35 to 44
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          Gender:Male
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          Nice inexpensive hammer drill
          PostedApril 1, 2015
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          Overall this is a solid performer. It drills well in just drill mode and hammer drill mode. There is a mode to limit the torque for driving screws but i don't use it.
          It has plenty of torque in either range, be careful if the drill binds up.
          Run time with Ryobi's 4 amp hour battery is great, and poor with the lowest ni-cad (mine are old and not in great shape, just to lazy to get rid of them).
          The chuck works nice and tightens down well and is easy to release too.
          The way the handle attaches could have been a little better, it looks and feels a little cheap. You can see the plastic in the drill housing get stressed if you tighten it too much.
          The drill depth stop actually works pretty Read More
          Overall this is a solid performer. It drills well in just drill mode and hammer drill mode. There is a mode to limit the torque for driving screws but i don't use it.
          It has plenty of torque in either range, be careful if the drill binds up.
          Run time with Ryobi's 4 amp hour battery is great, and poor with the lowest ni-cad (mine are old and not in great shape, just to lazy to get rid of them).
          The chuck works nice and tightens down well and is easy to release too.
          The way the handle attaches could have been a little better, it looks and feels a little cheap. You can see the plastic in the drill housing get stressed if you tighten it too much.
          The drill depth stop actually works pretty well. Helps get a little extra life out of masonry bits, by not drilling deeper than you really need to. Read Less
          Pros: Durable, Powerful, Easy to Use, Sturdy, Good Size & Weight, Light Weight, Long-Lasting
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          The FLIR TG165 Imaging IR Thermometer bridges the gap between single spot infrared thermometers and FLIR legendary thermal cameras. Equipped with FLIR exclusive Lepton micro thermal sensor, the TG165 lets you see the heat so you know where to reliably measure it. Easily find unseen hot and cold spots for instant troubleshooting, and store images and data to show customers and include in reports.
           
          from Hauppauge, NY, USA
          Age Range:35 to 44
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Yeah its a cool toy and can help to see how heat flows
          PostedMarch 30, 2015
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          It not a true IR camera, but it's much more useful than a spot IR thermometer. There is some understanding required to make best use of it and to understand its limitations. Understanding emissivity is important. Basically the more matte the finish of something the better you can read the temperature of it. If it is glossy you may be reading the temperature of something else reflected off of it. A mirror is very difficult to read the temperature of.
          For general house and building use it's really cool and handy. It makes it easy to see where you have drafts around windows and outlets. You can see if one ther breakers in circuit breaker box is experiencing a high load. Seeing where insulation Read More
          It not a true IR camera, but it's much more useful than a spot IR thermometer. There is some understanding required to make best use of it and to understand its limitations. Understanding emissivity is important. Basically the more matte the finish of something the better you can read the temperature of it. If it is glossy you may be reading the temperature of something else reflected off of it. A mirror is very difficult to read the temperature of.
          For general house and building use it's really cool and handy. It makes it easy to see where you have drafts around windows and outlets. You can see if one ther breakers in circuit breaker box is experiencing a high load. Seeing where insulation has fallen or isn't installed well are easy to see. Also if there is a disconnected HVAC line it's a good tool to find out where.
          You can adjust the emissivity setting to calibrate is to luster of the surface you are looking to measure. There are also 3 display modes 2 for color and one gray scale. The one missing feature is the ability to lock the color scale to the temperature scale. IE, in the default mode red is always the hottest weather it's 50°F or 200°F so the screen always shows the full spectrum of colors. it would be nice to be able to specify a color to a temperature or temperature range. This would be the only downside I see to this unit.
          It's easy to connect to a PC, it shows up as a camera. The pictures are 174 x 220 pixels. Don't expect high clarity images. The one posted with this review i had to resize and make larger to get it to upload because there is a minimum size of 400 x 400 pixels. The battery is rechargeable and lasts a long time. Startup and shutdown are pretty quick only a few seconds.
          On higher end IR camera the data for each pixel of the image is captured and stored, on this unit a image (BMP) is captured of the display and the temperature reading is of spot in the center of the view. At 24 inches it's 1 inch in dia, and at 48 inches its 2 inches.
          For the price of this unit it does a fair amount and it's great for conveying information to lay people. For a detailed thermal analysis it's a bit limiting. Understanding what it is display and not displaying is important to getting the most out of it.
          And one last thing it's kind of cool to be able to see in complete darkness with this, as long as there is a variation in the IR light coming off of things. Read Less
          Pros: Battery Length, Lots of Features, Easy to Use, Compact, Clear Instructions, Nice Design, Easy Installation
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          The 52 in. Costner ceiling fan from Home Decorators Collection offers sophisticated elegance in a hugger style to accentuate your decor. The Mediterranean bronze finish and 5 reversible blades in honey oak and maple finish couple with the column inspired housing to create a truly beautiful fan. Function was not forgotten during the design process as this fan includes features like QuickInstall blades for fast and easy installation, a powerful and quiet 4-speed reversible motor, and a frosted bowl light kit with (3)14-Watt CFL bulbs included.
           
          from Hauppauge, NY, USA
          Age Range:35 to 44
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Quiet and easy to install
          PostedMarch 30, 2015
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          This fan is one of the easiest ones that I have installed. The only real work was actually putting in a proper electrical box to mount the fan on. Crawling around a cold fiberglass batt filled attic was the only downside.
          Reading the other review also gave me the heads up on tightening a few screws.
          The fan is quiet as it should be. At all speeds it runs smooth and it didn't require any balancing. It also looks nice too. I changed out the CFL for dimmable one and wired it up so i could dim and control the fan speed from the wall switch.
          Pros: Easy to Assemble, Functional, Well Made, High Quality of Material, Fast / Speed, Lots of Features, Eco-Friendly, Looks Great, Stylish, Very Bright, Nice Design
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          The Armor L3000 is a concentrated, lithium silicate concrete sealer, hardener and Densifier for interior and exterior concrete surfaces. It chemically reacts with the free lime and calcium in the concrete to form a permanent Calcium Silicate Hydrate structure within the pores. Sealed surfaces will receive an increase of up to 45% in strength and will become more resistant to dusting, staining, moisture, mold and mildew growth and more.
           
          from Hauppauge, NY, USA
          Age Range:35 to 44
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Difficult to tell if its done what it says it does.
          PostedMarch 30, 2015
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          This is easy to mix up and easy to apply. Mix with warm water and shake. Than apply with whatever method you choose, pump sprayer seems the easiest. Clean up is easy with soap and water. There is little to no order using this.
          It goes on looking like water, but after it's dried there are some white deposits that look like eporevesents in a few small spots, but they are not dusty like eporevesents. I applied this to old concrete that was in good shape just as an added layer of protection. On a concrete garage floor that was ground smooth i can't tell any difference. On a concrete foundation walls that had paint ground off of them the walls seem more solid, not much or nothing comes off if Read More
          This is easy to mix up and easy to apply. Mix with warm water and shake. Than apply with whatever method you choose, pump sprayer seems the easiest. Clean up is easy with soap and water. There is little to no order using this.
          It goes on looking like water, but after it's dried there are some white deposits that look like eporevesents in a few small spots, but they are not dusty like eporevesents. I applied this to old concrete that was in good shape just as an added layer of protection. On a concrete garage floor that was ground smooth i can't tell any difference. On a concrete foundation walls that had paint ground off of them the walls seem more solid, not much or nothing comes off if you rub the surface of them.
          I contacted the manufacturer and they were very helpful in answering any questions that I had about what product to use and how to apply them. Read Less
          Pros: Even Application, Easy to Apply, Easy Instructions, Good Coverage, Easy to Clean, Easy to Use, Good Protection, Dries Quickly
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          Convenient control of your home's thermostat is now literally at your fingertips. Easily view or control your thermostat from anywhere with Honeywell's RTH6580WF Wi-Fi Thermostat. Be alerted of temperature swings or make temperature adjustments remotely. You can trust Honeywell's reliable secure network and enjoy maximum comfort by the #1 choice of homeowners and contractors.
           
          from Hauppauge, NY, USA
          Age Range:35 to 44
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Wifi enabled is nice feature
          PostedMarch 25, 2015
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          I had one wifi enabled thermostat and liked that I would set back the thermostat if i was away or that I would be notified if the temperature dropped below a certain point indicating that there is something wrong. I have 3 zones in my home so i needed two more thermostats. So i choose these as they were reasonable priced and were Honeywell as well, so the same apps lets me see and control all 3 thermostats.
          Install is easy if you don't have to run new wire. If you only 2 wire and just controlling heat, you will need to run new wire, or if you have line voltage thermostats you will need to do even more work. Otherwise install is easy.
          Set up is a 3 out of 5. The wifi setup is a little bit Read More
          I had one wifi enabled thermostat and liked that I would set back the thermostat if i was away or that I would be notified if the temperature dropped below a certain point indicating that there is something wrong. I have 3 zones in my home so i needed two more thermostats. So i choose these as they were reasonable priced and were Honeywell as well, so the same apps lets me see and control all 3 thermostats.
          Install is easy if you don't have to run new wire. If you only 2 wire and just controlling heat, you will need to run new wire, or if you have line voltage thermostats you will need to do even more work. Otherwise install is easy.
          Set up is a 3 out of 5. The wifi setup is a little bit of a pain and a little tricky. And if your wifi info changes then resetting it is another learning experience. Then you have to create an account with honeywell and then register the thermostat with your account. The rest of the setup of schedules can be done from a computer or smart device (cell phone, tablet, etc). But it is all worth it.
          The only small ding i would give the thermostat is the lack of being able to change the set temperature range. The default is ±.5°F (a half a degree), I would like to be able to change this to something more like 3/4 or 1 degree to prevent short cycling of the heating or cooling systems.
          The manual is not the best either, I wish that it would explain what each wire is for so i you could figure out where each wire should go if you are installing new or the previous install was incorrect or you didn't pay attention when you disconnected the old one.
          The nice bonus of the wifi is being able to monitor your home's temperature when you are away and being able to see if something has gone wrong. Also I could raise the temperature when my cat was under the weather, so she would be more comfortable instead of having to deal with the low set back point. Also when you go away on vacation or business and forget to change the thermostat.
          I read some complaints that this does not a back up battery, but it's not an issue the program is stored in non-volatile memory so one is not needed and if it does lose the programming it downloads it from the Honeywell server when it reconnects. So power outages are not an issue and you don't have to go through setting it up everytime the power goes out. Read Less
          Pros: Lots of Features, Easy to Use, Compact, Eco-Friendly, Nice Design, Easy Replacement, Easy Installation
          Cons: wifi setup a bit of a pain, manual could be a little better
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          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
           
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          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 & 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.
           

          How do you empty the unit? Is there a hose at the bottom for easy empty or do you have to flip it over?

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          Qfaabelous70
          Chicago
          March 31, 2015
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          Bill1974
          Hauppauge, NY, USA
          March 31, 2015
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          For liquids there is a port on the bottom front that you can remove to drain liquids. Ridgid also has a pump available that can be attached to it to pump the liquids away (to a sink or outside)
          For solids (dust and dirt) the top comes off and the unit can be turned upside down and dumped or shoveled out.
           
          Convenient control of your home's thermostat is now literally at your fingertips. Easily view or control your thermostat from anywhere with Honeywell's RTH6580WF Wi-Fi Thermostat. Be alerted of temperature swings or make temperature adjustments remotely. You can trust Honeywell's reliable secure network and enjoy maximum comfort by the #1 choice of homeowners and contractors.
           

          Will this work with multiple zones two wire systems?

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          john
          NYC
          October 15, 2014
          I have a gas furnace that supply heat to 3 different areas and each area has its two-wire (W and R) thermostat. Now i am trying to upgrade one of the thermostats to Model # RTH6580WF. I know i need a C wire, but other than require a C wire, will there be any issues due to fact it's muliple zones?

          Thank you.
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          Bill1974
          Hauppauge, NY, USA
          March 25, 2015
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          you need a thermostat for each area and you will need a c wire to each thermostat
           
          Convenient control of your home's thermostat is now literally at your fingertips. Easily view or control your thermostat from anywhere with Honeywell's RTH6580WF Wi-Fi Thermostat. Be alerted of temperature swings or make temperature adjustments remotely. You can trust Honeywell's reliable secure network and enjoy maximum comfort by the #1 choice of homeowners and contractors.
           

          Does it have ability to track hours the AC or Furnace runs? Thanks for answering

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          Benjamin
          Maryland
          November 23, 2014
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          Bill1974
          Hauppauge, NY, USA
          March 25, 2015
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          no, but you could add an hour meter to your system pretty easily. most only need 3 wires, two for power and one for an signal. it could be connected to line or low voltage depending on you system and what you are interested in tracking running hours of. many heating and cooling devices turn on and off when there is a call for heating or cooling so you need to figure out if you want to track the time that Read More
          no, but you could add an hour meter to your system pretty easily. most only need 3 wires, two for power and one for an signal. it could be connected to line or low voltage depending on you system and what you are interested in tracking running hours of. many heating and cooling devices turn on and off when there is a call for heating or cooling so you need to figure out if you want to track the time that there is a call for heating or cooling or want to track the running time of the heating or cooling units actual running time. Also some heating systems run even when there is not a call for heat because they can not withstand cold starts. Read Less
           
          Convenient control of your home's thermostat is now literally at your fingertips. Easily view or control your thermostat from anywhere with Honeywell's RTH6580WF Wi-Fi Thermostat. Be alerted of temperature swings or make temperature adjustments remotely. You can trust Honeywell's reliable secure network and enjoy maximum comfort by the #1 choice of homeowners and contractors.
           

          About replacing a thermostst

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          Jimbo
          Ann Arbor, Mi.
          November 24, 2014
          I have a WIRELESS Honeywell thermostat running a Lennox Elite Series natural gas furnace. The thermostat is only a year or two old but is not WIFI equipped. Is there a WIRELESS Honeywell WIFI thermostat I could replace it with? I would like to monitor house temps while traveling.
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          Bill1974
          Hauppauge, NY, USA
          March 25, 2015
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          This thermostat should work. you will need a minimum of 3 wires going to your existing thermostat and it needs to be low voltage. SInce its a furnace there might be more wires that control the fan or blower. without knowing how it's wired it tough to say for sure, worse case a new wire would have to be run to the thermostat.
           
          Convenient control of your home's thermostat is now literally at your fingertips. Easily view or control your thermostat from anywhere with Honeywell's RTH6580WF Wi-Fi Thermostat. Be alerted of temperature swings or make temperature adjustments remotely. You can trust Honeywell's reliable secure network and enjoy maximum comfort by the #1 choice of homeowners and contractors.
           

          will the thermostat's room temp display show actual temperatures lower than 40 degrees if the thermostat is "off"

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          blw72819
          08089
          January 8, 2015
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          Bill1974
          Hauppauge, NY, USA
          March 25, 2015
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          If there is no power to the thermostat it will not display anything, if there is power to the thermostat it will display the room temperature. I would guess it would work to 40.
           
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