vicguyMN
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    4.1
    4.1 out of 5
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    April 25, 2013
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      • Review count
        105
      • Helpfulness votes
        157
      • Average rating
        4.1
        4.1 out of 5
      • First Review:
        April 25, 2013
      • Last Review:
        July 29, 2015
       
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          vicguyMN's Reviews
           
          The New Defiant Bluetooth smart LED motion security light with DualBrite chases away night time darkness. No need to climb ladders for motion sensor adjustment as the innovative use of Bluetooth smart Technology allows sensor control from your smart phone device. Bluetooth smart technology allows control of light level outside your home by adjustable dimming feature. LED technology provides no bulbs to change. Install quick and safely with DIY friendly 3 Easy Steps to Connect. The DualBrite feature protects and saves energy by utilizing accent light from Dusk-to-Dawn and full light when motion is detected. Energy Star certified.
           
          from Minnesota, USA
          Age Range:35 to 44
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
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          excellent light with many cool features
          PostedJuly 29, 2015
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          I put this light into an older lights place and WOW what a difference. Installation only took a few minutes since the wires and junction box were already there. Setting up the bluetooth wasn't very difficult, and the features you can control with it is FANTASTIC!! The neighbors were probably wondering what was going on while I was playing around with it, but once they see it they will probably want one too.
          Pros: Easy to Assemble, Functional, Well Made, Lots of Features, Looks Great, Very Bright, Nice Design
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          The New Defiant Bluetooth smart LED motion security light with DualBrite chases away night time darkness. No need to climb ladders for motion sensor adjustment as the innovative use of Bluetooth smart Technology allows sensor control from your smart phone device. Bluetooth smart technology allows control of light level outside your home by adjustable dimming feature. LED technology provides no bulbs to change. Install quick and safely with DIY friendly 3 Easy Steps to Connect. The DualBrite feature protects and saves energy by utilizing accent light from Dusk-to-Dawn and full light when motion is detected. Energy Star certified.
           
          from Minnesota, USA
          Age Range:35 to 44
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          BRIGHT!!!
          PostedJuly 26, 2015
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          Installed this on my shed where I used to have a different motion light that quit working. Installation was fairly simple, and with the quick connect system these lights have it made it even easier. I initially had trouble getting the bluetooth to work, but after trying a few different times it finally connected and made setting up the light a breeze.
          Pros: High Quality of Material, Lots of Features, Looks Great, Stylish, Very Bright, Nice Design
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          This system provides the Ultimate protection for you and your family. The NSF certified Ultimate Drinking Water Filtration System uses a dual filter configuration to reduce bacteria and viruses and other undesirable elements in your water. Included with your system is a designer faucet with a filter change indicator light and an Ultimate Drinking Water 6-Month Replacement Filter Set HDGMBF4.
           
          from Minnesota, USA
          Age Range:35 to 44
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
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          Great tasting water
          PostedJuly 17, 2015
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          with 2 active kids, bottled water gets expensive!! This is a saving Grace. The water tastes better than any bottled water I've had, and it is WAY cheaper! Installation was fairly simple and straight forward, except that the way Glacier Bay wants you to install this wouldn't work with my faucet, and I needed to buy a 3/8 X 3 connector so I could install it just above my water shut off. Comes with about 5 feet or so of EACH hose (yellow and blue) and the directions are easy to follow. YOU NEED TO DRILL A HOLE IN YOUR SINK!!! A 1-1/4in hole to be exact, so you will need a metal hole saw. (Unless you have an extra hole in your sink already). I think Glacier Bay should have rethought this point Read More
          with 2 active kids, bottled water gets expensive!! This is a saving Grace. The water tastes better than any bottled water I've had, and it is WAY cheaper! Installation was fairly simple and straight forward, except that the way Glacier Bay wants you to install this wouldn't work with my faucet, and I needed to buy a 3/8 X 3 connector so I could install it just above my water shut off. Comes with about 5 feet or so of EACH hose (yellow and blue) and the directions are easy to follow. YOU NEED TO DRILL A HOLE IN YOUR SINK!!! A 1-1/4in hole to be exact, so you will need a metal hole saw. (Unless you have an extra hole in your sink already). I think Glacier Bay should have rethought this point of the faucet, and maybe used a 1/2in threaded inlet instead so people don't have to destroy their sink, leaving a big hole should they decide to remove it at some point. Other than that, it's a great design. The main unit is rather large and takes up quite a bit of room under the sink, but, that being said, it makes changing the filters extremely easy. The faucet has a battery in it that will last about 6 months, then turns on an LED in the base reminding you to change the battery and filters. The water flow is pretty slow, but is on every system like this that I have seen. Read Less
          Pros: Easy to Use, Convenient, Looks Great, great tasting water, Easy Installation
          Cons: 1-1/4in hole needs to be drilled, large base
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          The MaxxAir 14-in. High Velocity Floor Fan is extremely versatile and packs surprising power in a small footprint. An excellent choice for use in the home, garages and basements, this powerful fan does it all. It features a 3-speed energy efficient thermally protected PSC motor. It has maximum efficiency aluminum fan blades and a 72 in. power cord with retainer.
           
          from Minnesota, USA
          Age Range:35 to 44
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          Gender:Male
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          compact but powerful
          PostedJuly 12, 2015
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          After unboxing the fan, I noticed the adjustment "knobs" were not attached to the nuts that you tighten and loosen to adjust the angle of the fan, but are more so covers that fit over these nuts, and will probably get lost - I plan to glue/epoxy them to the nuts so that doesn't happen. The cord is VERY heavy duty and a little hard to keep wrapped around the cord holders that are formed into the design of the fan. I do like the fact you can remove the front fan shroud for cleaning, and the metal blades are heavy enough to last a very long time. The fan is quiet for the amount of air it puts out, and is virtually vibration free. Quality for dollar this is a GREAT deal.
          Pros: Easy to Clean, Easy to Use, Sturdy, High Quality, Looks Great, Good Size & Weight
          Cons: tilt handles should be glued
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          The Makita 3-1/2 in. Framing Nailer (model AN923) combines rugged construction and robust performance with ease-of-use features for commercial framing applications. The AN923 is engineered for a range of applications including framing walls, floors, and roofs, construction of sub-flooring, roof and floor decking, floor and wall sheathing/siding. It is ideal for framers, roofers and carpenters. The AN923 accepts full round-head nails, 2 in. to 3-1/2 in., with 0.113 to 0.162 shank diameter (plastic or wire collated). The 3-mode selector switch (bump, sequential, lock) provides increased convenience, while the “tool-less” depth adjustment offers nine settings to drive nails to a precise level on the wood’s surface. The AN923 is engineered for longer tool life and ease-of-use, with a built-in air filter to minimize dust and debris from entering, as well as a back-pressure function which clears debris out of the tool when the pressurized hose is released. Additional features include the convenient two-step loading procedure to ensure a fast re-load with minimal downtime, sharp spurs on the nose engineered to grip wood, and rubber hand-grips to provide more comfortable handling.
           
          from Minnesota, USA
          Age Range:35 to 44
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
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          PostedJune 26, 2015
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          While it is heavier than some, it is very well made. The slide is easy to operate, and feeds the nails without hesitation. The multiple position selector switch is very useful so it doesn't have to be set up one way. Worked great for my use and worked perfect all day. Can't wait for the next project now!! Just make sure you adjust your pressure so you don't do what I did and shoot a nail about 1/2 way through the board.
          Pros: Durable, Strong
          Cons: Too Heavy
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          A gentle electric radiant heat system designed specifically for dry installation under floating wood and laminate floors. A low profile, line voltage system, it features gradual warmth from low wattage resistance heating of ultra-thin, flexible radiant heat film. Installed easily over a subfloor or over an acoustic/insulating underlayment as part of the overall floor assembly, it uses just 12 watts per square foot to gently raise the temperature of the floor, conforming to the warranty requirements of many floating floors. The system, which sports an impressive 99% efficiency, includes temperature limiting properties so the film does not overheat. Its available in four convenient rollout mat sizes that will accommodate most any layout. Each mat has wires pre-attached for ease of installation.
           

          how many can be laid together to one thermostat ?

          Asked by
          RobertT
          Milford PA
          October 1, 2014
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          vicguyMN
          Minnesota, USA
          July 29, 2015
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          According to the manufacturer, you can connect as many as it takes to make 15 amps per power source, but multiple power sources can be ran from one thermostat. - from page 6 of the manual ....
          For any installation with multiple mats where the total electrical draw will exceed 15 amps, it will be necessary to install additional power modules, each protected with a Equipment Ground Fault Protection Device
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          According to the manufacturer, you can connect as many as it takes to make 15 amps per power source, but multiple power sources can be ran from one thermostat. - from page 6 of the manual ....
          For any installation with multiple mats where the total electrical draw will exceed 15 amps, it will be necessary to install additional power modules, each protected with a Equipment Ground Fault Protection Device (EGFP). For example, if the total calculated current draw for a large room is 37 amps, a thermostat and two power modules would be required, with no individual power module handling more than 15 amps. The two power modules are controlled by the thermostat. Manual also gives current draw for all of their sizes
          manual can be seen here http://www.mpglobalproducts.com/_storage/pagefiles/perfectly_warm_installation_guide_mpg_2015.pdf
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          The New Defiant Bluetooth smart LED motion security light with DualBrite chases away night time darkness. No need to climb ladders for motion sensor adjustment as the innovative use of Bluetooth smart Technology allows sensor control from your smart phone device. Bluetooth smart technology allows control of light level outside your home by adjustable dimming feature. LED technology provides no bulbs to change. Install quick and safely with DIY friendly 3 Easy Steps to Connect. The DualBrite feature protects and saves energy by utilizing accent light from Dusk-to-Dawn and full light when motion is detected. Energy Star certified.
           

          Can this light be instaled on the eave?

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          Lighting
          July 17, 2015
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          vicguyMN
          Minnesota, USA
          July 26, 2015
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          The sensor is adjustable, so if you can get the wires ran and have a junction box installed into the eave, I would think it's possible.
           
          Cleans and Brightens Decks and Fences and makes your weathered old deck or fence look like new. Moldex Instant Deck Wash removes tough stains from: mildew, mold, algae, fungus and moss. Formulated with Advanced Bleach Gel for removing deep mold, mildew, moss and algae stains. Ammonia-Free detergents for dirt, grime, food and other organic stains. This product is the ultimate outdoor cleaner for all wood or composite surfaces outside the house. Contains Active Cling technology.
           

          will I need a pressure washer to use this product to clean my deck

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          Patricia
          Winston Salem NC
          May 13, 2015
          will I be able to use a ordinary water hose for this project; will I need to allow it to soak before rinsing??
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          vicguyMN
          Minnesota, USA
          May 30, 2015
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          No, it has pretty good pressure out of the nozzle, but I HIGHLY recommend using a good stiff broom to scrub it after applying the product before rinsing it off
           
          The Leviton Decora wall switch occupancy sensor is the ideal energy-saving choice to provide automatic (auto on/off and manual on/auto off) lighting control in a variety of commercial and residential applications, including offices, conference rooms, multimedia rooms, child-care centers, and more. The ODS10 is the perfect solution for controlling a wide variety of load types. It features a low-profile digital design and vandal-resistant PIR lens. It does not require a neutral connection, and it installs in place of a single-pole wall switch to fit in a standard wall box.
           

          Will this woek with LED lights?

          Asked by
          Cletus
          March 16, 2015
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          vicguyMN
          Minnesota, USA
          May 24, 2015
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          Because it works on a relay, it SHOULD work with any type of light
           
          Lower electrical costs and add convenience to everyday living by replacing standard switches with occupancy sensors. Leviton's IPS02 Occupancy Sensor Switch automatically turns the lights ON when you enter a room and OFF when you leave, convenient in rooms where you frequently enter and exit with your hands full. Ideal for use in laundry rooms, basements, storage areas, pantries and garages. Leviton occupancy sensors are a simple, cost effective way to automate a space in your home.
           

          Does it work with Flourescent fixtures?

          Asked by
          fredo
          January 28, 2015
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          vicguyMN
          Minnesota, USA
          April 24, 2015
          Answer: 
          It works with compact fluorescent lights (CFL) so I would imagine it would work with standard fluorescent.
           
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