Mark
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    212
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  • Average rating
    4.3
    4.3 out of 5
  • First Review:
    March 15, 2012
  • Last Review:
    March 24, 2017
 
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      • Review count
        212
      • Helpfulness votes
        666
      • Average rating
        4.3
        4.3 out of 5
      • First Review:
        March 15, 2012
      • Last Review:
        March 24, 2017
       
      Questions & Answers
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        • Answer count
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          Mark's Reviews
           
          The Wagner Control Stainer 150 is a basic sprayer that speeds up projects with comfort and control. The lightweight design and turbine power make it ideal for first time users. Simple controls such as the adjustable material flow, pattern settings, and on/off switch make for quick learning and project preparation. The Control Stainer 150 provides and even and smooth finish spraying transparent to semi-transparent stains, lacquers, and urethanes. It is not suggested for paints. Projects such as fences, decks, furniture, and railings will get done much faster and with less work. Easy clean up with the click-n-paint feature separating the nozzle assembly from the turbine.
           
          from Crystal, MI
          Age Range:55 to 64
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:Professional
          Received free product:Yes
          POWERHOUSE of a sprayer at an economical price!
          PostedMarch 24, 2017
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          I used this sprayer to apply a Thompsons Wood Protector to decking, railing, fencing, and retaining wall. This product sprayed where you wanted it, coated evenly, and finished the job quickly.
          It worked great, and saved the day for me.
          I previously tried to use garden pressure sprayer for spraying semi-transparent stain and it did not work. This hand held sprayer worked great for what I needed. Only complaint is that it doesn't have a larger reservoir container......had to refill about every 5 minutes.
          A great buy from the Home Depot
          Pros: Easy Instructions, Easy to Apply, Easy to Clean, Easy to Use, Even Application, Good Coverage
          Cons: needs a larger resovoir
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          Rust-Oleum 1 gal. Moisture Stop penetrates deep into the concrete. Penetrates to fill the pores of concrete and chemically reacts with the minerals forming a silicate mineral. Prevents salt damage, radon gas and moisture while retaining the look of natural concrete.
           
          from Crystal, MI
          Age Range:55 to 64
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:Professional
          Received free product:Yes
          Good for NEW Concrete
          PostedMarch 24, 2017
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          If you're using this on new concrete, as I did - THEN...You're good to go. I used the recommended "Tape plastic to the floor trick" as recommended on the label and found a slight amount of condensation under the plastic the next day. I applied this product exactly as instructed, allowed a couple of days to dry, (even though foot traffic was OK after 2 hours) then I reapplied the taped plastic to the floor test, and the condensation had disappeared, proving that the product was effectively sealing.
          If you're working with older concrete, moisture problems, high humidity, effervescences/stains in the concrete, then there is far to many other products to buy in order to properly prepare the Read More
          If you're using this on new concrete, as I did - THEN...You're good to go. I used the recommended "Tape plastic to the floor trick" as recommended on the label and found a slight amount of condensation under the plastic the next day. I applied this product exactly as instructed, allowed a couple of days to dry, (even though foot traffic was OK after 2 hours) then I reapplied the taped plastic to the floor test, and the condensation had disappeared, proving that the product was effectively sealing.
          If you're working with older concrete, moisture problems, high humidity, effervescences/stains in the concrete, then there is far to many other products to buy in order to properly prepare the concrete for this product. Decent product for newer-dry concrete. Read Less
          Pros: Dries Quickly, Good Coverage
          Cons: recommend for new concrete only
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          This transitional-inspired Glacier Bay Modular Vanity Cabinet in White with Solid Surface Technology Top in Cappuccino has 2 cabinet doors with adorable, clean, white finish. The solid surface technology vanity top has an integral white sink basin that is easy to clean. The vanity top is pre-drilled for a 3-hole, 4 in. spread faucet (not included). Limited lifetime warranty.
           
          from Crystal, MI
          Age Range:55 to 64
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:Professional
          Received free product:Yes
          Slightly disappointed in quality
          PostedFebruary 24, 2017
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          No, I do not recommend this product.
          I have installed many Glacier Bay products in the past, but found that for unknown reasons - this particular product lacked the quality that the others had.
          Misaligned doors, discolored hardware, a wobble in the vanity, (yes, the floor is level, but the vanity legs were off - by 1/4 inch), and a flaw in the vanity paint in 2 spots.
          An inexpensive solution for maybe a second bathroom if you put a little work into it yourself.
          Pros: Easy to Install, Stylish
          Cons: poor quality control
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          RYOBI is continuing to change the landscape of 18-Volt string trimmers by delivering superior power that rivals that of gas with the ONE+ Lithium+ 18-Volt Brushless String Trimmer. This trimmer has a brushless motor for maximum power and durability. For fast and simple reloads, this trimmer is equipped with the REEL EASY with Speed Winder Bump Feed Head, and can be reloaded in 60 seconds or less. The variable speed trigger and 2-speed switch delivers increased control for any application. The adjustable 11 in. - 13 in. cutting width allows you to optimize your trimmer for increased run time or a wider cut swath. This light weight and well balanced trimmer also has an adjustable front handle for user comfort and is equipped with a 4.0 Ah battery for extended run time. The battery and charger that are included are compatible with over 70 tools on the Ryobi ONE+ system. Backed by a 3-year warranty.
           
          from Crystal, MI
          Age Range:55 to 64
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:Professional
          Received free product:Yes
          Average - BUT - Lightweight
          PostedFebruary 24, 2017
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          The entire Ryobi line of cordless tools have been a plus for me. This 18 volt trimmer isn't quite the brush killer like it's 40 volt big brother but more than worthy for light trimming around the yard. Perfect for my use plus my wife finds it easy to use and store in our limited space.
          If you are going from a gas powered trimmer to this product you probably won't like it too much due to shorter width of trim area and not as much power but yet a trade off for lighter weight and storage.
          I have many of the Ryobi tools and I like most of them, but this one falls into the "average" zone.
          Pros: Cuts Well, Easy to Store, Good Size & Weight, Light Weight
          Cons: limited power
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          The Archer C59 comes with the brand new Wi-Fi standard 802.11ac, widely compatible with both wireless AC and wireless N devices and three times faster than previous wireless N speeds. With this cutting edge technology, the Archer C59 offers you faster, stronger and more capable Wi-Fi.
           
          from Crystal, MI
          Age Range:55 to 64
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:Professional
          Received free product:Yes
          Good router for the money, but dont expect the maximum speeds
          PostedFebruary 24, 2017
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          For the price, there may be no better router than the Archer C 59. Yet I still can't recommend it. Why? Because of that 100 Mbps WAN connection.
          If your ISP provides more than 100 Mbps of bandwidth, this router becomes a bottleneck. The C 7, being a gigabit router, supports 10 x the bandwidth—and it's only a few dollars more. Maybe your ISP doesn't offer 100 Mbps yet, but within a couple of years, it probably will. Fiber-to-the-home services like Fios are already well over that mark, and cable providers are catching up, with DOCSIS 3.1 cable modems supporting 1Gbps+.
          I can't say that I understand why TP-Link would introduce a router with advertised wi-fi speeds of 450Mbps + 867Mbps Read More
          For the price, there may be no better router than the Archer C 59. Yet I still can't recommend it. Why? Because of that 100 Mbps WAN connection.
          If your ISP provides more than 100 Mbps of bandwidth, this router becomes a bottleneck. The C 7, being a gigabit router, supports 10 x the bandwidth—and it's only a few dollars more. Maybe your ISP doesn't offer 100 Mbps yet, but within a couple of years, it probably will. Fiber-to-the-home services like Fios are already well over that mark, and cable providers are catching up, with DOCSIS 3.1 cable modems supporting 1Gbps+.
          I can't say that I understand why TP-Link would introduce a router with advertised wi-fi speeds of 450Mbps + 867Mbps when it can only handle 100Mbps of incoming data from the ISP. It's a fatal flaw in an otherwise fine device. Read Less
          Pros: Easy Installation, Nice Design
          Cons: advertised speeds
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          The John Deere D140 Riding Mower offers increased productivity with a wide 48 in. deck and a 22 HP V-twin engine. The hydrostatic transmission and 2-pedal foot control allow you to set your own pace while mowing forward and reverse with speeds up to 5.5 MPH. This tractor also provides extra comfort with a high-back seat, convenient cruise control and electronic blade engagement. The 48 in. edge deck provides superior cut quality, is ready to side-discharge and can also be easily equipped to bag or mulch.
           

          The fine print says refurbished. Is this a new or refurbished mower?

          Asked by
          Chuck
          April 1, 2017
          The fine print says refurbished. Is this a new or refurbished mower?
          Asked by
          Mark
          Crystal, MI
          April 1, 2017
          Answer: 
          If it says refurbished....it is....
          Previously used, brought back to new condition by the manufacturer, or previous owner.
          Usually a repair of "scratch or Dent" - minor mechanical flaws, to restore to freshness of appearance or good condition
           
          Motorola's SCOUTTRAINER25 Basic Remote Training System offers the essential training tools necessary to effectively reinforce commands you have already taught your dog. Now you can provide your dog with more freedom to run and help you control unwanted behaviors in and around the home. The SCOUTRAINER25 features a waterproof collar unit, an easy to use handheld remote with a large LCD backlit display, and a dynamic 9 level range of static stimulation from very gentle to firm for difficult dogs or the most challenging situations.
           

          Will this fit a small dog 12-15 lbs ?

          Asked by
          Fergwannville
          November 2, 2016
          Example: I have looked at the manual and can't figure out what I did wrong.
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          Mark
          Dearborn Heights, MI, USA
          December 22, 2016
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          The manufacturer recommends this collar for dogs over 15 Lbs. - The collar may be a bit too loose, rendering the product ineffective
           
          ALC's SightHD 720p Outdoor Wi-Fi Camera with on-camera recording provides secure, digital and interference-free video. Weatherproof IP66 rated metal housing is designed for outdoor installations. Remote monitoring anytime from anywhere.
           

          WILL THIS CAMERA WORK WITH PC LAPTOP

          Asked by
          WHITE
          December 11, 2016
          WILL THIS CAMERA WORK WITH PC LAPTOP
          Asked by
          Mark
          Dearborn Heights, MI, USA
          December 11, 2016
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          No. I spoke to the manufacturer months ago, and he stated that their engineers had not made a PC (Laptop) application for this camera
           
          The Cub Cadet 42 in. and 46 in. LTX and XT1Bagger is a double-bag grass collection system that mounts to your 42 in. or 46 in. riding mower. The 6.5-bushel capacity offers extended mowing time before emptying is needed. The vented bags provide superior strength and airflow to reduce grass from clogging. This bagging system can be removed easily for storage, or for adding additional attachments.
           

          do they make a bagger for the cub cadet RZT with a 50 inch deck?

          Asked by
          Bummer
          Weiser, Idaho
          October 5, 2016
          Asked by
          Mark
          Dearborn Heights, MI, USA
          October 5, 2016
          Answer: 
          If your Cub was made in 2014 or before - Home Depot (of course) has them - Here is the web site for the RZT bagger:
          http://www.homedepot.com/p/Cub-Cadet-50-in-Bagger-for-RZT-L-and-RZT-S-Mower-19B70004100/204222979
           
          The Southland SWFT15022 Field Trimmer is easy to assemble, easy to start, and easy to operate. The 150 cc OHV engine delivers 5.75 ft. lbs. of torque and includes a manual recoil easy start fuel delivery system. The quad line trimmer head provides a 1.5 in. cutting height and a 22 in. cutting swath for greater ground coverage. The 12 in. wheels allow the field trimmer to tackle uneven terrain while the anti-vibration foam grip handle provides maximum comfort. When the day of work is done just fold the handle down for easy storage or transport. The Southland SWFT15022 Field Trimmer is perfect for cutting through deep weeds and grass on uneven terrain as well as steep hills.
           

          Regarding the wheels, do they have a ball bearing system as most of other walk-behind trimmers?

          Asked by
          bobm001
          September 22, 2016
          Asked by
          Mark
          Dearborn Heights, MI, USA
          September 22, 2016
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          The wheels are installed when the trimmer is assembled and there was a steel axle which slid through the openings in the wheel. The are no ball bearings, however, the wheel was manufactured with a heavy duty plastic hub for the axle to slip thru, and seems strong enough to prevent wear, cracking, etc...
           
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