jakeparlay
  • Review count
    106
  • Helpfulness votes
    155
  • Average rating
    4.3
    4.3 out of 5
  • First Review:
    March 7, 2010
  • Last Review:
    January 3, 2016
 
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      • Review count
        106
      • Helpfulness votes
        155
      • Average rating
        4.3
        4.3 out of 5
      • First Review:
        March 7, 2010
      • Last Review:
        January 3, 2016
       
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          jakeparlay's Reviews
           
          The Tomcat Secure-Kill Rat Trap is a disposable plastic trap designed to capture and kill pesky rats. This trap can be set with a single touch, and features a convenient grab tab for easy disposal. The Secure Catch design helps prevent trapped rats from escaping.
           
          from Central Connecticut
          Age Range:25 to 34
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Better Than The Classic
          PostedJanuary 3, 2016
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          The biggest appeal to this style of rat trap is that it is far less anxiety-producing when setting than the classic wood and metal spring variety. You can hold your fingers squarely on the base of the product and far from danger when setting the trap and that helps the user feel more comfortable.
          There also isn't really a technique to these, like there is with old-school wooden traps. You simply bait the trap and press down on the back lever until it latches.
          Happy hunting. Cleanup after successful trapping is easier with these than with porous wood, too.
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          The Foscam FI9821P V2 is Foscam's first "Plug and Play" camera featuring the ability to connect via Smartphone by simply scanning the QR code on the underside of the camera. Bypassing the need for complicated setup procedures, the FI9821P V2 is perfect for home surveillance and can be set up effortlessly by anyone, even those with very little IT experience. The FI9821P V2 also features 1280 x 720p video resolution, h.264 video compression, built-in DVR via SD card (up to 32GB) and two-way audio.
           
          from Central Connecticut
          Age Range:25 to 34
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Robust Features and Panning
          PostedJanuary 3, 2016
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          I was pleasantly surprised by the capabilities of this wireless surveillance camera. Instructions in the box were fairly sparse, and setup was a bit confusing (go to the app store on your mobile phone and run a search for "Foscam" was step one). But once this unit was configured it was really a treat to use. Image quality is very good. The degree with which it can pan and tilt is astounding. It can point straight at the sky and it can pivot 270 degrees, at least, and everywhere in between.
          It can have difficulty seeing through glass, especially at night when its in infrared mode, but for the most part it does extremely well. We've tried it in a handful of locations and find that large Read More
          I was pleasantly surprised by the capabilities of this wireless surveillance camera. Instructions in the box were fairly sparse, and setup was a bit confusing (go to the app store on your mobile phone and run a search for "Foscam" was step one). But once this unit was configured it was really a treat to use. Image quality is very good. The degree with which it can pan and tilt is astounding. It can point straight at the sky and it can pivot 270 degrees, at least, and everywhere in between.
          It can have difficulty seeing through glass, especially at night when its in infrared mode, but for the most part it does extremely well. We've tried it in a handful of locations and find that large indoor area surveillance is better than trying to have it monitor an outdoor area through glass.
          The ability to listen to audio and to broadcast audio to the unit is superb, but probably only useful in very limited applications (store monitoring, pet and baby monitor) since this isn't an outdoor unit.
          Responsiveness over Wi-Fi is very good. The manufacturer app is not particularly well rated on Google Play, but it worked flawlessly for us and the camera was very easy to control.
          Motion detection worked great, as well as remote recording onto smartphone. This was a fun device to try, and we're looking forward to trying some of the compatible third-party apps that can control it and extend its functionality. Read Less
          Pros: Lots of Features, Motion-Activated
          Cons: minimal instructions
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          Weiman Glass Cook Top Cleaner is specially formulated to clean, shine and protect glass/ceramic smooth top ranges. It easily removes burned on foods and will not scratch delicate glass/ceramic surfaces. Use regularly to keep new ranges looking beautiful or to bring older ranges back to life.
           
          from Central Connecticut
          Age Range:25 to 34
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Premium Granite Wipes
          PostedJanuary 3, 2016
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          These are top quality wipes for use on granite and stone surfaces. They clean efficiently and leave the surface with a wonderfully smooth and polished look and feel. As they are specifically engineered for stone, you can rest assured they are compatible with your granite or stone sealant.
          In addition to their cleaning and polishing prowess, these wipes have a very pleasant, albeit mild, scent. We keep them around the kitchen now, and they are our go-to for counter-top cleanups..
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          Drano has your back with maximum strength for your worst clogs - or your money back. Visit DRANO.com for details. Drano Max Build-Up Remover treats your drain before it becomes clogged. With a unique formula containing natural enzymes and bacteria, Drano Max Build-Up Remover helps prevent clogs from blocking your pipes. Use it on a monthly basis to help prevent plumbing problems and keep your drains running smoothly. The more build-up you remove now, the less likely it is that you'll need a drain cleaner to unclog your drain later. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
           
          from Central Connecticut
          Age Range:25 to 34
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Good For Slow Drains
          PostedDecember 24, 2015
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          Drano once again proved to be king in our household for slow drains and the occasional clogged drain. I always try and use less than the prescribed amount, as I'm never really certain exactly how septic-safe these products are, but it's done a good job.
          As with most caustic chemical cleaners, there will be an odor in the bathroom after use, but it's minimal and easily managed.
          Typical Drano product - good, predictable, delivers as promised.
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          Performance Select Winter Large work gloves are great for work or play. Insulated with Thinsulate and lined with fleece, these gloves provide the warmth you need. Suede deerskin leather palm construction provides durability.
           
          from Central Connecticut
          Age Range:25 to 34
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Love The Gloves
          PostedDecember 24, 2015
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          These are super comfortable gloves and great workmanship. One of the most noticeable things about them right off the bat is how smooth the interior of the fingers are. There is no stitching or bunching of materials at the fingertips, which is a huge plus for me.
          Their water resistance with heavy or wet snow is not very good, so these are best for around town or casual use. For heavy duty cold-weather work gloves, I would look elsewhere. But for casual to light duty use, these are warm, stylish, and definitely comfortable. I love them.
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          jakeparlay's Questions
           
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          jakeparlay's Answers
           
          The Tomcat Secure-Kill Rat Trap is a disposable plastic trap designed to capture and kill pesky rats. This trap can be set with a single touch, and features a convenient grab tab for easy disposal. The Secure Catch design helps prevent trapped rats from escaping.
           

          I have a little Shitzu Dog, if he attracted to the peanut butter could he get hurt ?

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          Anonymous
          fresno ca
          July 7, 2015
          You say safe for pets, but I don't know what that means
          Asked by
          jakeparlay
          Central Connecticut
          January 3, 2016
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          Safe for pets means no poison. This type of trap could absolutely injure a dog, particularly a small dog. If you use this trap, ensure that it is deployed in a location the dog absolutely cannot access.
           
          The Foscam FI9821P V2 is Foscam's first "Plug and Play" camera featuring the ability to connect via Smartphone by simply scanning the QR code on the underside of the camera. Bypassing the need for complicated setup procedures, the FI9821P V2 is perfect for home surveillance and can be set up effortlessly by anyone, even those with very little IT experience. The FI9821P V2 also features 1280 x 720p video resolution, h.264 video compression, built-in DVR via SD card (up to 32GB) and two-way audio.
           

          how long does this record for

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          Anonymous
          las vegas, nv
          December 30, 2015
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          jakeparlay
          Central Connecticut
          January 3, 2016
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          I haven't hit a limit, but truthfully I haven't tried any recordings longer than two minutes. The camera has no internal storage -- you must record to a smartphone or similar device. I would imagine that the device capacity is the limiting factor.
           
          Designed to fit both old and new high efficiency toilets (HET). Toilet bowl outlet shapes have changed from traditional round to keyhole shaped outlets and standard plungers on the market cannot achieve a seal to effectively plunge. The Beehive Max Toilet Plunger is guaranteed to fit all toilet bowl shapes and sizes creating a seal in any toilet.
           

          Is it okay to use in standing water?

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          Anonymous
          Tucson, AZ
          December 20, 2015
          Standing water in toilet. Can I use this plunger in standing water?
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          jakeparlay
          Central Connecticut
          December 24, 2015
          Answer: 
          Yes, I would imagine this would be equally effective in standing water.
           
          The Rust-Oleum Specialty 6 oz. Mirror Effect Spray makes it easy to transform glass and acrylic glass into a reflective mirror-like surface. Unique, slender can allows for easy handling. Simple, one step application dries quickly right before your eyes and provides superior durability.
           

          Does Mirror Finish Spay Paint block light?

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          Anonymous
          lewisberry, pa
          October 28, 2015
          I have a long window that I would love to have a mirror effect for. Does this paint block light?
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          jakeparlay
          Central Connecticut
          November 19, 2015
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          When I did a quick test with the spray before using the product on an actual assignment it was on a small pane of glass. After 5 coats, it was opaque. I don't think that is the product's intent (to block light) but I think it does.
           
          The Rust-Oleum Specialty 6 oz. Mirror Effect Spray makes it easy to transform glass and acrylic glass into a reflective mirror-like surface. Unique, slender can allows for easy handling. Simple, one step application dries quickly right before your eyes and provides superior durability.
           

          WANT to spray wine bottles. Can't spray Inside. WIl IT WORK OUTSIDE? THANKS

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          Anonymous
          BRANFORD. CT
          June 9, 2015
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          jakeparlay
          Central Connecticut
          November 19, 2015
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          The inside of your wine bottles will have a wonderful mirror-like appearance, but that's it, I'm afraid.