EricG
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  • First Review:
    May 22, 2012
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      • Review count
        163
      • Helpfulness votes
        201
      • Average rating
        4.5
        4.5 out of 5
      • First Review:
        May 22, 2012
      • Last Review:
        August 9, 2016
       
      Questions & Answers
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          EricG's Reviews
           
          Exquisite hardwood grains run along the length of this PureBond Maple Plywood Project Panel, featuring rotary-cut veneers from domestically grown, sustainably harvested trees that exhibit the warmth and timeless quality of natural timber. The 7-ply panel is comprised of 100% wood (no MDF or particleboard), boasting a yellow poplar core substrate layered in cross-band formation to fortify its flatness and strength. The soy-based PureBond technology is formaldehyde-free, producing a water-resistant, nontoxic decorative plywood panel that is not prone to warp like solid wood and will not emit harmful fumes like UF-constructed sheets. A cost-competitive alternative to composite panels that may degrade interior air quality over time, this hardwood plywood from Columbia Forest Products is a superb choice for DIYers and professional tradesmen looking for stellar results on their next woodworking project.
           
          from New Mexico, USA
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
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          Very nice plywood
          PostedAugust 9, 2016
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          While I work with many materials, plywood is especially satisfying because it is both strong, easy to work with and takes on a good finish. Because it uses a soy based glue, I don't have to worry about formaldehyde out-gassing.
          This plywood has 5 plies, not counting the veneer on both sides. The surfaces were free of blemishes and the edges only showed a single small void. Some plywood sheets one quarter the size have several voids showing. Running a straight edge across the sheet showed it was very smooth and the only curvature I saw was due to flexing under its own weight- and for a 3/4 inch thick piece the flex is very small.
          Pros: High Quality of Material, Seals Well
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          For the most demanding watering needs, use the WaterWorks 5/8 in. x 75 ft. FlexRITE water hose. It’s tough scuff resistant jacket, super duty crush resistant couplings and patented hose armor make it perfect for the most demanding home owner or contractor. The high burst strength will assure years of high performance and a limited lifetime warranty will give you confidence this hose is going to last.
           
          from New Mexico, USA
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Durable quality hose
          PostedAugust 9, 2016
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          I have several other hoses of the same brand and they have held up well to the brutal sunlight we get here at over 4000 ft elevation. One was used to carry water across a driveway and survives the occasional vehicle driving over it. This hose brand is fairly resistant to kinking.
          The metal fittings are large which makes it easy to attach to faucets, if you have to move the hose from one location to another.
          There is a big difference between an economy small diameter hose and a quality hose like this.
          Pros: Durable, Great Quality, resists kinks
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          The Viagrow Galvanized steel raised bed garden is stylish, durable and easy to assemble. This eye catching raised bed is approximately 9 lbs. and will hold eleven cubic feet of soil or growing media and measures 47 in. x 35 in. x 11.8 in. Unlike most wood raised beds the Viagrow galvanized raised bed will not rust or rot assuring years of reliable use. The galvanized raised bed includes four corner joints, four pieces of galvanized edging and assembly hardware. The Viagrow raised bed is perfect for all herbs, vegetables and decorative plants. If you would like a different sized galvanized raised bed please see product code V02103. For other non-galvanized raised bed planters, please see V30928, V100GAPOT, VCCB5, VCCF50.
           
          from New Mexico, USA
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
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          Affordable quality raised bed system
          PostedAugust 9, 2016
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          Raised bed gardening has several claimed benefits: better weed and pest control, less stooping to tend the plants and the ability to use better quality soil.
          This product consists of four galvanized corrugated steel sheets and four corned pieces that are held together with screws and nuts. Assembly is fast and easy. My first impression was that it would be too flimsy to hold the 100 lbs or so of soil needed to fill it, but it proved to be plenty strong enough. For best results, quality potting soil could be used, but that would cost about twice as much as the unit. However it would dramatically reduce weeds, at least in the short term. I chose to use local soil and amend it with compost Read More
          Raised bed gardening has several claimed benefits: better weed and pest control, less stooping to tend the plants and the ability to use better quality soil.
          This product consists of four galvanized corrugated steel sheets and four corned pieces that are held together with screws and nuts. Assembly is fast and easy. My first impression was that it would be too flimsy to hold the 100 lbs or so of soil needed to fill it, but it proved to be plenty strong enough. For best results, quality potting soil could be used, but that would cost about twice as much as the unit. However it would dramatically reduce weeds, at least in the short term. I chose to use local soil and amend it with compost that I make from harvested weeds.
          I placed my bed directly on the ground, but if you want to protect against burrowing animals put metal mesh under the bed. Likewise to protect against invading weeds, put down a layer of weed control fabric.
          Where I live in the desert, soil contains many weed seeds that are just waiting to be germinated at the first sign of water. Sure enough weeds sprung up both in the bed and on the ground where water had leaked out.
          The one foot height of the bed makes weeding easier than weeding on the ground, but my back is not flexible enough to benefit. If I have to sit or kneel anyway, the benefit of raising the bed is reduced. The best approach would be to have the soil level at about elbow height by placing this unit on a sturdy table, or buying or building a raised bed with legs to bring it to a good working height, but either approach would be much more costly.
          I plan to use this product for a year before deciding to get more of them, or build my own table style raised beds. Read Less
          Pros: Durable, Strong
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          For DIYers and professional tradesmen who recognize the importance of going green and using natural timber harvested in a responsible manner, turn to this FSC-certified PureBond Birch Plywood from Columbia Forest Products. Each 5-ply sheet features decorative birch veneers on the face and back, which exhibit the warmth and beauty of natural hardwood to supply your carpentry creations with visual allure. Furthermore, the 1/2 in. x 4 ft. x 8 ft. panels are manufactured with a soy-based PureBond technology that is formaldehyde-free so it won’t deteriorate air quality, as is common with UF-constructed sheets that are susceptible to releasing airborne contaminants over time. Intended for interior use, these birch plywood panels are an affordable way to craft authentic hardwood-faced masterpieces such as built-in cabinets, entertainment centers, tables, shelves, headboards, wall panels and more. With an eye toward sustainability, Columbia takes pride in manufacturing this Earth-conscious product and takes seriously its responsibility in replenishing forests for future generations.
           
          from New Mexico, USA
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Excellent product
          PostedAugust 9, 2016
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          I have used these panels before in various sizes and veneers and never been disappointed. This is the first panel I have seen that has absolutely no void or defect along the 24 feet of perimeter. Even after storing in our dry high desert atmosphere it is almost perfectly flat. Some of my friends swear by 'Baltic Birch' plywood, but at 2 or 3 times the price, I can't see how they can be any better than this.
          Pros: High Quality of Material, Seals Well
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          Stanley presents the Goatskin Hammer Guard built to lessen the chances of hand injuries when you are hammering in a nail. This glove features thermo-plastic rubber for protection where you need it most as well as lycra flex panels and a breathable 4-way stretch spandex material for increased comfort and flexibility. Hand a pair out to your co-workers.
           
          from New Mexico, USA
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          Nice gloves- but be careful with the hammer
          PostedAugust 8, 2016
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          These are fine work gloves that have already seen quite a lot of use with little signs of wear. They are comfortable and supple enough not to hamper many work activities. Extra protection is provided for the thumb and forefinger.
          I did test the claim implied by their name. A light tap with the hammer was still mildly painful, but slightly less so than with other leather gloves. It may reduce injuries from a full force hammer blow, but not enough to curb any cursing.
          Pros: Durable, High Quality
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          You and your guests know good taste is about more than big flavors. Thanks to LG's sleek Slide-In Range with ProBake Convection, you won't just entertain—you'll wow. The generous 6.3 cu. ft. capacity oven handles that impressive roast and all the accompaniments, while ProBake Convection makes it easy to achieve baking perfection. And with a depth that lines up with standard kitchen countertops, the LG slide-in electric range offers a streamlined, custom appearance that enhances the look of every kitchen and makes cooking a pleasure.
           

          Is the vent removable for cleaning?

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          Anonymous
          August 29, 2016
          There are no screens on the vents. That means spills and food will fall in there. Is the vent removable so it can be wiped down or food particles removed? If not, how do you clean in there?
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          EricG
          New Mexico, USA
          August 29, 2016
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          After a month or so of use I haven't managed to splash anything on the top vent, it is quite a bit higher than the cooking surface. However if I do, it seems as though the vent comes off by removing the four screws at the back.
           
          This 4 ft. Wrap light perfect for any application where high quality LED lighting is required for your workspace. It can be easily installed. Using Commercial Electric LED Light fixtures will save you significant dollars with regard to your operation costs.
           

          Can these lights be wired with a plug in cord inoted of hard wired

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          August 26, 2016
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          EricG
          New Mexico, USA
          August 27, 2016
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          Yes, when I built my shop I put outlets in the ceiling, so I connected fluorescent and LED fixtures with a cord and plug
           
          The Husky 5 in. Digital Protractor is ideal for finding angles in tight spots. With the lock angle feature, the user can improve accuracy and save time. Its design provides ultimate accuracy and efficiency, reverse angle function and lock angle feature. This precision stainless steel digital angle finder with measuring rulers also has a built in reverse angle function for added usability and convenience.
           

          Will it work for finding angles of a table saw blade?

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          August 22, 2016
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          EricG
          New Mexico, USA
          August 24, 2016
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          Yes, I use mine for that. Use a square to make sure the protractor is not tilted, for maximum accuracy. Also put the protractor on the left side of the blade and measure the obtuse angle (Greater than 90 degrees- the protractor can be made to subtract from 180 for you and give the result in the range 0 to 45.)
           
          You and your guests know good taste is about more than big flavors. Thanks to LG's sleek Slide-In Range with ProBake Convection, you won't just entertain—you'll wow. The generous 6.3 cu. ft. capacity oven handles that impressive roast and all the accompaniments, while ProBake Convection makes it easy to achieve baking perfection. And with a depth that lines up with standard kitchen countertops, the LG slide-in electric range offers a streamlined, custom appearance that enhances the look of every kitchen and makes cooking a pleasure.
           

          Does the oven vent out the front?

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          Anonymous
          Catonsville, MD
          June 12, 2016
          From the photos, it looks like the oven vents are along the top of the face of the inside of the oven & vents to the outside via the vents on the top of the oven door. Can you feel the heat when standing at the oven. My concern is being blasted with oven heat while managing food on the cook top.
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          EricG
          New Mexico, USA
          August 15, 2016
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          No, the venting is at the back on the top
           
          You and your guests know good taste is about more than big flavors. Thanks to LG's sleek Slide-In Range with ProBake Convection, you won't just entertain—you'll wow. The generous 6.3 cu. ft. capacity oven handles that impressive roast and all the accompaniments, while ProBake Convection makes it easy to achieve baking perfection. And with a depth that lines up with standard kitchen countertops, the LG slide-in electric range offers a streamlined, custom appearance that enhances the look of every kitchen and makes cooking a pleasure.
           

          Can you use this oven on regular bake in addition to the probable convection or is it just solely convection?

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          Anonymous
          June 26, 2016
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          EricG
          New Mexico, USA
          August 15, 2016
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          Yes, it has a total of 10 oven settings, of which only two use convection
           
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