goodreason
  • Review count
    47
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  • Average rating
    4.4
    4.4 out of 5
  • First Review:
    December 13, 2012
  • Last Review:
    August 26, 2014
 
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      • Review count
        47
      • Helpfulness votes
        85
      • Average rating
        4.4
        4.4 out of 5
      • First Review:
        December 13, 2012
      • Last Review:
        August 26, 2014
       
      Questions & Answers
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          goodreason's Reviews
           
           
          from Upstate New York
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Bright LED Light
          PostedAugust 26, 2014
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          While the instructions are somewhat intuitive they really do not cover the small intricacies of the installation.
          Starting off with removing the bracket from the light itself. Tilt the light up, as in the picture, there seems to be a notch that locks everything into place. The reverse holds true in putting it together.
          Installing the batteries, sounds simple and it is once you understand the dynamics. It's not a screw type but a twist and if you look really close and I mean really close you will be able to see an impression of a lock, locked on one side and unlocked on the other. It takes three C batteries, to lift the cover you must depress the tab on the top side. Again if you lookRead More
          While the instructions are somewhat intuitive they really do not cover the small intricacies of the installation.
          Starting off with removing the bracket from the light itself. Tilt the light up, as in the picture, there seems to be a notch that locks everything into place. The reverse holds true in putting it together.
          Installing the batteries, sounds simple and it is once you understand the dynamics. It's not a screw type but a twist and if you look really close and I mean really close you will be able to see an impression of a lock, locked on one side and unlocked on the other. It takes three C batteries, to lift the cover you must depress the tab on the top side. Again if you look really close at the bottom of the battery compartment you will see the +/- symbols. To help, one positive goes down.
          It throws out a light that you would expect from such a small unit, so do not expect it to compete with the bigger units. It's perfect for a closet, a hallway or even an entry to you're outside door or shed, as depicted in the picture. The only adjustments you can make to the light is the positioning, everything else is pre-set at the factory. My particular unit from where it's mounted will come on from about 12 feet away and it will stay on while it detects motion, good feature. Mr. Beams mentions that the batteries should last about a year. Good for what it's made for.Read Less
          Pros: Durable, Looks Great, Good Size & Weight, Nice Design
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          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. QuietFill Fill Valve is very easy to install and adjust; no tools are required.
           
          from Upstate New York
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Quick, Quiet, Efficient
          PostedAugust 25, 2014
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          If you're reading this you've been in the same place as so many of us. You started with the old conventional tank fill, maybe had a problem with the flapper so you had to undo the rod that holds the float and so on and so on. Maybe you tried a different fill valve, while it took less room in your tank it filled it on the drip method, one drop at a time or so it seemed, plus it was noisy.
          Along comes Korky with their QuietFILL. I read the instructions twice, because I might have over looked something the first time. The instructions are pretty straight forward and easy to follow in English, Spanish, and French. It takes about 5-10 minutes to install without any special tools, I did use aRead More
          If you're reading this you've been in the same place as so many of us. You started with the old conventional tank fill, maybe had a problem with the flapper so you had to undo the rod that holds the float and so on and so on. Maybe you tried a different fill valve, while it took less room in your tank it filled it on the drip method, one drop at a time or so it seemed, plus it was noisy.
          Along comes Korky with their QuietFILL. I read the instructions twice, because I might have over looked something the first time. The instructions are pretty straight forward and easy to follow in English, Spanish, and French. It takes about 5-10 minutes to install without any special tools, I did use a scissors to cut the tube because it's extremely long. First turn the water off make sure your tank is empty and put a dish tub or something similar under it to catch any water, and remove the old valve. You adjust the height of the QuietFILL to your water line with a counter clockwise twist to loosen it, then clockwise to lock in place, place the tube into your fill valve, secure the line with the enclosed metal clip to the fill tube and that's it.
          Turned the water back on and it filled up quickly and quietly. No ghost flushes or leaks. It's a great change from the other systems that I've had in the tank.Read Less
          Pros: Reliable, Easy to Install, Good Instructions, No Leaks
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          Kidde 10 year Worry Free Carbon Monoxide will provide you and your family with a loud warning signal against the dangers of elevated carbon monoxide levels in your home. No more waking in the middle of the night to the dreaded mid-night chirp when you install this worry-free alarm that is powered by a ten year sealed long-life lithium battery. With this alarm monitoring your home for carbon monoxide you and your family are protected from the dangers of the silent killer, even during power outages.
           
          from Upstate New York
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Worry Free, Sleek Design
          PostedAugust 21, 2014
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          I worked with a volunteer firefighter who had asked me if we had a carbon monoxide alarm in the house, saying no, he then suggested that we should install one. I did on his recommendation, that was 14 years ago. Thank goodness we never had the alarm go off. The CO alarms do have to be replaced periodically and when the opportunity arose to replace it with an another Kidde who could say no.
          The model C3010 has a ten-year battery that is not replaceable. Simple to switch on, just slide the back plastic plate into place and it's activated, you'll hear the alarm letting you also know that it was activated. It comes with easy to follow instructions, in English and Spanish, on what carbonRead More
          I worked with a volunteer firefighter who had asked me if we had a carbon monoxide alarm in the house, saying no, he then suggested that we should install one. I did on his recommendation, that was 14 years ago. Thank goodness we never had the alarm go off. The CO alarms do have to be replaced periodically and when the opportunity arose to replace it with an another Kidde who could say no.
          The model C3010 has a ten-year battery that is not replaceable. Simple to switch on, just slide the back plastic plate into place and it's activated, you'll hear the alarm letting you also know that it was activated. It comes with easy to follow instructions, in English and Spanish, on what carbon monoxide is, installation, and maintenance. Just as you would not be found dead without a smoke alarm you should feel the same about a CO alarm.Read Less
          Pros: Battery Length, Loud, Compact, Clear Instructions, Nice Design
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          The Briggs & Stratton 5436 Fuel Cap can be used on Tier III 450-725 e and ex Series Vertical Shaft Engines. Help keep your outdoor power equipment running at peak performance and avoid costly repairs by ordering Briggs & Stratton replacement and maintenance parts. Not only are Briggs & Stratton genuine parts guaranteed to fit, but using them ensures that the Briggs & Stratton engine they are installed on complies with applicable (EPA) emission regulations. The Briggs & Stratton 5436 Fuel Cap comes with a 1-year limited warranty to protect against defects in materials and workmanship. For more than a century, Briggs & Stratton branded engines and power equipment have helped consumers get the job done. Known for hard-working, dependable, efficient products, Briggs & Stratton is the world’s largest producer of gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment. Briggs & Stratton products are designed, manufactured, marketed and serviced in over 100 countries on all seven continents.
           
          from Upstate New York
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Leaks
          PostedAugust 2, 2014
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          No, I do not recommend this product.
          Purchased this gas cap manufactured by Briggs & Stratton to replace the cap on the mower that was leaking. Went thru the process of installing the cap, filled the mower 80-90% full and started mowing. After a few seconds I noticed that it was leaking just as bad as the older one.
          If your old cap leaks, keep it and only fill the tank 75% or less to minimize any leakage or buy a new mower that doesn't have a B&S engine.
          Pros: Easy to Use
          Cons: Leaks
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          The 1-3/8 in. slates with no router holes offer optimal privacy and greater view. Patented SINGLE pull cord provides a clean look and added safety for families with children or pets. The upgraded cord lift system allows locking blind at any position. There is an economic way to update your home decor with premium look.
           
          from Upstate New York
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Not Up To Par
          PostedAugust 1, 2014
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          No, I do not recommend this product.
          The Vinyl Blinds are attractive, economical and very simple instructions written in English, Spanish, and French. Installation was especially easy when they go inside the window frame. In fact the 54” blind can be done by one person. The mounting brackets are made of metal with a snap in and push the tab upwards for easy removal and cleaning.
          After the installation I stepped back to admire the work that was just completed (a little pride in oneself) and to test the functionality of the product. This is where you feel somewhat less of the product. Turning the wand was stiff when you opened and closed the slats and did not close completely when you turned the slats upward. It seemed that theRead More
          The Vinyl Blinds are attractive, economical and very simple instructions written in English, Spanish, and French. Installation was especially easy when they go inside the window frame. In fact the 54” blind can be done by one person. The mounting brackets are made of metal with a snap in and push the tab upwards for easy removal and cleaning.
          After the installation I stepped back to admire the work that was just completed (a little pride in oneself) and to test the functionality of the product. This is where you feel somewhat less of the product. Turning the wand was stiff when you opened and closed the slats and did not close completely when you turned the slats upward. It seemed that the top slat was too close to the headrail. When using the pull cord and locking it in place the slats did not rest evenly and with no way to adjust the evenness because they are non-adjustable.
          In all fairness to the manufacture, I called customer support to explain the unevenness, she mentioned that the product was defective and that I should bring it back to the store for a refund or exchange.Read Less
          Pros: Rich Looking, Easy to Install, Perfect Size
          Cons: Unaligned
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          The AC96 Aluminum Stabilizer spans 47 in and provides a standoff of 10 in. For use on aluminum ladders of all duty ratings. Attaches in minutes. Mar-resistant rubber end caps protect the work surface. Paint can hook included. Ideal for stabilizing the M1 series multiladders when in scaffold or stairway positions. For use on Aluminum Ladder Series D716 (16 ft), D1100 (all lengths), D1200 (all lengths), D1300 (all lengths), D1500 (all lengths), D500 (20 ft to24 ft), MT (all lengths), M1 (all lengths).
           

          Is it possible to get a second paint can hook?

          Asked by
          mycentsworth
          September 10, 2014
          I would like to be able to shift my bucket to the other side of the ladder without coming down.
          Asked by
          goodreason
          Upstate New York
          September 14, 2014
          Answer: 
          You can buy paint hooks to eliminate that problem. I have 2 myself.
           
          Kidde 10 year Worry Free Carbon Monoxide will provide you and your family with a loud warning signal against the dangers of elevated carbon monoxide levels in your home. No more waking in the middle of the night to the dreaded mid-night chirp when you install this worry-free alarm that is powered by a ten year sealed long-life lithium battery. With this alarm monitoring your home for carbon monoxide you and your family are protected from the dangers of the silent killer, even during power outages.
           

          What size area does it coves?

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          Fernanda
          April 29, 2014
          August 21, 2014
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          The user guide doesn't specify on the area size but mentions if you use only one place it near the bedrooms. If your really unsure it's always better to error on the side of caution than not.
           
          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.
           

          do i have to use the bulbs that it comes with or can i use my own bulb

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          aznkid
          ohio
          August 3, 2014
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          goodreason
          Upstate New York
          August 5, 2014
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          No, in fact you can use CFL bulbs if you like. Incandescent bulbs won't work.
           
          Made of Freud TiCo high-density carbide with titanium, the Diablo 7-1/4 in. x 56 Tooth Carbide Circular Saw Blade offers durability and longevity with heavy-duty use. The laser-cut blade is thin but strong. The Perma-Shield non-stick coating reduces friction and pitch buildup for a smooth, accurate cut.
           

          Would this be a good blade to use on laminate flooring while installing or do I need more teeth? Thanks for any advice you can offer

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          Kiki
          NC
          July 9, 2014
          July 28, 2014
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          Have tried different blades to cut laminated flooring. While I diffidently didn't try this particular blade, the dedicated Diablo blade for laminated flooring to be the best.
           
          The Awaken showerhead brings KOHLER quality, design, and performance to your bath. Advanced spray performance delivers three distinct sprays—wide coverage, intense drenching, or targeted—while an ergonomically designed thumb tab smoothly transitions between sprays with a quick touch. The artfully sculpted sprayface takes its inspiration from the purposeful patterns found in nature, complementing a wide range of bathroom styles.
           

          Does this shower head come with the piece that runs from the wall? Or is it just the showerhead?

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          HotMama
          Chicago
          February 19, 2014
          May 27, 2014
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          No it doesn't, but you can purchase a decorative pipe from Home Depot, either on line or at your local store.