goodreason
  • Review count
    65
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    121
  • Average rating
    4.3
    4.3 out of 5
  • First Review:
    December 13, 2012
  • Last Review:
    February 20, 2015
 
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      • Review count
        65
      • Helpfulness votes
        121
      • Average rating
        4.3
        4.3 out of 5
      • First Review:
        December 13, 2012
      • Last Review:
        February 20, 2015
       
      Questions & Answers
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          goodreason's Reviews
           
          The classy and functional Hourglass No/No Feeder has a beautiful bronze finish adored by both birds and people. This large capacity feeder is a wonderful addition to your yard. Enjoy hours and hours watching birds dine at this large capacity feeder. Without the use of plastic or wood components, the all-over metal mesh construction of the Bronze Hourglass No/No Feeder stands up against squirrels and other small animals that may try to access birdseed. The mesh also makes the perfect landing place for clinging birds, while perching birds appreciate the two available perches. The Hourglass No/No Feeder holds 6 lbs. of black oil sunflower seed. The ability to accommodate up to 20 birds at once makes the Hourglass No/No Feeder a must-have feeder for backyard birding.
           
          from Upstate New York
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Big Bird Feeder (Not Yellow Bird)
          PostedFebruary 20, 2015
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          We were wrestling with a tube feeder that holds approximately one cup of seed and having to fill it two to three times a day. When this was delivered in the middle of February during a light snow storm I just had to go out, fill it up and hang it with roughly 5 lbs. of sunflower seed. If the birds were apprehensive about the new feeder it didn't show, see pictures the second picture was taken about 24 hours later. Birds that went to the feeder are Chickadees, Finches, Waxwings, Sparrows, and Woodpeckers. Ground feeders that are attracted to the spillage from the feeder are the Cardinals, Blue Jays, Mourning Doves, and Juncos.
          It's made of all metal, so it will last for years. Squirrel proof Read More
          We were wrestling with a tube feeder that holds approximately one cup of seed and having to fill it two to three times a day. When this was delivered in the middle of February during a light snow storm I just had to go out, fill it up and hang it with roughly 5 lbs. of sunflower seed. If the birds were apprehensive about the new feeder it didn't show, see pictures the second picture was taken about 24 hours later. Birds that went to the feeder are Chickadees, Finches, Waxwings, Sparrows, and Woodpeckers. Ground feeders that are attracted to the spillage from the feeder are the Cardinals, Blue Jays, Mourning Doves, and Juncos.
          It's made of all metal, so it will last for years. Squirrel proof and can accommodate at least a dozen or more small birds at once. It has two perches that go around the circumference and plenty of grates for birds to cling onto. It has two metal clasps that keep the cover secured. Filling is a little awkward, wish that the cover could slide to the left or right rather than tilting it up because it's still somewhat in the way when trying to pour seed into the feeder. Other than that it's a must have for the serious birder. Read Less
          Pros: Durable, Easy to Clean, Easy to Use, Sturdy, Easy to Install, Good Size & Weight
          Cons: filling could be easier
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          New from Lysol, odor resistant cellulose scrubber sponges. Antimicrobial treatment of the sponge and scrubber prevents the growth of odor causing bacteria on the sponge. These soft, absorbent sponges are great for scrubbing those baked on messes. The unique scrubber material works hard to tackle tough messes but rinses clean. These sponges may scratch (test first on an inconspicuous area).
           
          from Upstate New York
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Worth The Money
          PostedFebruary 20, 2015
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          On opening the cellophane you will notice that the scrubber side of the pad is very different that you used in the past, with its ridges and its coarseness. You should take notice because of its abrasiveness, it could scratch certain items, so always check an obscure area first.
          Have been using the pad for five weeks and the scrubber is still intact showing minimal wear and the cellulose side is showing about same effects. Besides that, it doesn't smell! This pads longevity exceeds those of other pads on the market making it a better value.
          Pros: Durable, Sturdy, High Quality
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          This LED light fixture from Hampton Bay features a low-profile design and high-quality illumination that is perfect for kitchens, laundry rooms, garages and basements. A thick, brushed nickel band around the edge adds distinctive style to blend with any decor. Compatible with a variety of dimmer switches, the fixture can be mounted on either a ceiling or wall to provide light anywhere you need it. The lightweight construction makes for easy installation, while the LED technology ensures long-lasting, energy-efficient service.
           
          from Upstate New York
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Nice Looking Light
          PostedFebruary 15, 2015
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          No, I do not recommend this product.
          The light is easy to install, very light and it's nice looking. There are technical differences between the one Home Depot is selling on their web page and the one that I received from Home Depot. The web page mentions 12 watts and a three year limited warranty, where as the one I received is 14 watts with a five year warranty. They both have the same skew number.
          The light it's self was used as a replacement in a 9'x9' bathroom, we found it just a trifle inadequate with the 980 Lumens. The light doesn't shine on the ceiling, which would be preferable because the light would then reflect off of the ceiling to make it even brighter. It has a non-replaceable encased LED light bulb. Does the Read More
          The light is easy to install, very light and it's nice looking. There are technical differences between the one Home Depot is selling on their web page and the one that I received from Home Depot. The web page mentions 12 watts and a three year limited warranty, where as the one I received is 14 watts with a five year warranty. They both have the same skew number.
          The light it's self was used as a replacement in a 9'x9' bathroom, we found it just a trifle inadequate with the 980 Lumens. The light doesn't shine on the ceiling, which would be preferable because the light would then reflect off of the ceiling to make it even brighter. It has a non-replaceable encased LED light bulb. Does the money you save on electricity equate to the price of a disposable unit? It all depends on how much the light is used.
          The reason why I wouldn't recommend the product is that it's disposable. Read Less
          Pros: Easy to Assemble, Good Size & Weight, Nice Design
          Cons: disposable
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          The Handy Camel Bag Clip carries, stores and pours. This giant bag clip solves the problem of messy bags in your garage, shed or home. Open the clip, slide it sideways across the bag and click to shut with the ratchet system to provide a tight seal and strong grip on thin or thick bags. Use the convenient carry handle to cart around those unruly bags to where you need them. Perfect for bird seed, potting mix, grass seed, fertilizer, pet food, ice melt, charcoal, wood chips, farm animal feed and so much more.
           
          from Upstate New York
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Works As Advertised
          PostedJanuary 31, 2015
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          Thinking that this was a good idea I ordered the two pack. It's made of sturdy plastic, opening and closing couldn't be simpler. For those of you who ever had to use an ice pack, this works on the very same principle. Fastened it to a 40 lb. bag of bird seed, see the photo, it held the bag without any slipping, or it becoming loose. Carrying the bag was somewhat cumbersome and the finger spacing on the handles weren't properly spaced for my hand, the plastic is hard so gloves are definitely recommended. It also pours and stores open bags. The storing part is what would be the deciding factor in determining if the product is right for you because the bags stay tight from any outside elements Read More
          Thinking that this was a good idea I ordered the two pack. It's made of sturdy plastic, opening and closing couldn't be simpler. For those of you who ever had to use an ice pack, this works on the very same principle. Fastened it to a 40 lb. bag of bird seed, see the photo, it held the bag without any slipping, or it becoming loose. Carrying the bag was somewhat cumbersome and the finger spacing on the handles weren't properly spaced for my hand, the plastic is hard so gloves are definitely recommended. It also pours and stores open bags. The storing part is what would be the deciding factor in determining if the product is right for you because the bags stay tight from any outside elements that's including insects, moisture and any other living thing that might want to find a home in your bag.
          To summarize, you can carry and pour just as easily without the clip than with it, but storing the bag outside or even in a shed/barn, this product can't be beat for that. Read Less
          Pros: Durable, Sturdy
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          The Coaxial Cable Cutter - CCS has a multi-functional blade optimized to cut Copper-Clad Steel (CCS) coaxial cable and other common wires or cables. It has 2 cutting areas to accommodate different cable types. Now you only need one cutting tool for your voice/data/video installations.
           
          from Upstate New York
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
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          Smooth Sharp Clean Cut
          PostedJanuary 25, 2015
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          The first thing you'll notice is the decent smooth operation of the pliers, none of that sticking, hard to open and close that you'll experience on cheaper cutters. The handles have a plastic coating on them for a positive grip. The packaging mentions that it also can be used for general wire or cable cutting. Not having coaxial handy I tried using them on sunlight resistant 12-2 w/ground wire. It cut right thru as if it were paper, then tried cutting one wire from the gang of three and eventually tried to strip the insulation off that, the notched blade came in handy for that. The picture shows how it performed, effortlessly.
          Precision, sturdy cutters that should last a considerable amount Read More
          The first thing you'll notice is the decent smooth operation of the pliers, none of that sticking, hard to open and close that you'll experience on cheaper cutters. The handles have a plastic coating on them for a positive grip. The packaging mentions that it also can be used for general wire or cable cutting. Not having coaxial handy I tried using them on sunlight resistant 12-2 w/ground wire. It cut right thru as if it were paper, then tried cutting one wire from the gang of three and eventually tried to strip the insulation off that, the notched blade came in handy for that. The picture shows how it performed, effortlessly.
          Precision, sturdy cutters that should last a considerable amount of time if properly taken care of. Read Less
          Pros: Durable, Easy to Use, Sturdy, Strong, Good Size & Weight
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          Designed to fix no/slow refilling, running, and noisy toilets, the Korky QuietFILL Toilet Fill Valve is more than two times quieter than other fill valves. It has a universal design to fit all brands and features a wide range of adjustability to fit most 2-piece and 1-piece toilets. The QuietFill Fill Valve is very easy to install and adjust; no tools are required. Simply remove your old fill valve or ballcock, insert your new Korky fill valve, and adjust. The innovative twist-lock adjustment makes installation easy. Designed to fit more toilets, the QuietFill toilet fill valve adjusts from 7-3/4 inch to 13-1/2 inch.
           

          I recently installed this fill valve, and it works properly but is very noisy.

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          Daniel
          March 2, 2015
          Any ideas why this is happening?
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          goodreason
          Upstate New York
          March 3, 2015
          Answer: 
          The only thing that comes to mind is that your shut-off valve isn't completely open.
           
          The patented Double Speed Adjustable Wrench Set includes one 6 in., one 8 in. and one 10 in. The jaws open 2x faster than a standard adjustable wrench. It is designed to be used with multiple sizes of nuts and bolts. This tool is a must have for the professional or Do-It-Yourselfer.
           

          Would this set be good for an industrial mechanic ?

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          Toolman1
          Pennsauken,NJ
          February 7, 2015
          Would they hold up for nearly daily use?
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          goodreason
          Upstate New York
          February 10, 2015
          Answer: 
          Though I'm not a industrial mechanic, there should be no reason why these wrenches couldn't give you years of satisfaction. Cast, and the no slip wrench worked every time for me.
           
          Stop the slam with this soft close adapter that quietly and smoothly closes cabinet doors. It can be adjusted by the turn of a screw to the desired closing speed and is the perfect retrofit solution. This damper is easy to mount in the upper corner of your cabinet.
           

          are they used to open the doors.

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          Gary
          Boston
          December 15, 2014
          IKEA sells cabinets with hardware that open the doors when you press against the doors. Does this hardware function in the same way? does it set the cabinet doors ajar when you apply pressure to the face of the cabinet doors?
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          goodreason
          Upstate New York
          December 16, 2014
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          No. The purpose of this product is soley for preventing the doors from slamming/banging closed.
           
          Remotely control lighting, dimming and smart lighting features from anywhere in the world with this Connected Wireless Smart Lighting Kit with 2 11-Watt (60W) Soft White LED A19 Bulbs and Gateway. Each system will accommodate up to 250 controllable bulbs that can be controlled by any computer, tablet, smart phone, or Connected remote control. Best of all, this system eliminates the need for additional dimmers, timers, and confusing wiring, just plug in and go.
           

          I've never used any home automation. If i buy this system, what else do I need to purchase to get started? Anything?

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          BetsyInVT
          Essex Junction, VT
          December 1, 2014
          What's the minimum that I need to purchase and what additional items may I purchase to expand my system?
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          goodreason
          Upstate New York
          December 2, 2014
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          Everything is included to get you started, what with the 2 light bulbs, the gateway, and the ethernet cable. You could purchase up to 250 bulbs to expand the unit, which is quite a lot. The only thing you'll have to do is download the app, which I thought could of been included.
           
          This durable molded wood seat closes softly, preventing slamming and pinched fingers while also being easy to remove for cleaning. With the STA-TITE Seat Fastening System, the seat does not shift around and stays firmly attached to the toilet. The stylish flip-cap design accents any bathroom decor.
           

          Does this model come in other colors besides white?

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          PapaDukes
          Freehold, NJ
          August 28, 2014
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          goodreason
          Upstate New York
          November 17, 2014
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          It also comes in Biscuit/Linen.