goodreason
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    4.4 out of 5
  • First Review:
    December 13, 2012
  • Last Review:
    April 17, 2015
 
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      • Review count
        76
      • Helpfulness votes
        132
      • Average rating
        4.4
        4.4 out of 5
      • First Review:
        December 13, 2012
      • Last Review:
        April 17, 2015
       
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          goodreason's Reviews
           
          The In-Wall Mechanical Timer with Daily Settings turns indoor lighting on and off at set times. This timer is ideal for common areas in commercial and residential settings such as overhead lighting, ceiling fans, porch lighting, watering equipment or other medium-duty applications. Programming can be set in 30 minute intervals with segment pins that are permanently attached so they won’t get lost. There are up to 24 on/off settings per day for flexible programming, and a manual override switch which temporarily suspends switch operation without affecting the set schedule. This 24-hour in-wall timer conveniently replaces a standard wall switch and fits a single or multi-gang electrical box. Features also include a warm neutral color pallet to compliment any commercial or residential decor. The In-Wall Mechanical 24-Hour Timer provides added security, by programming your overhead lights to turn on while your away, making you home appear occupied and less attractive to burglars. This timer is compatible with compact fluorescent lighting (CFL), LED bulbs and CSA listed for quality assurance. The Woods brand of timers and home controls bring simplicity to your life, by maximizing convenience, security and energy savings.
           
          from Upstate New York
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
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          Quiet Functional Timer
          PostedApril 17, 2015
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          This timer couldn't be any easier to operate. It's that Murphy's Law syndrome that got me.
          After reading the instructions and thinking that I understood them, I proceeded to install the timer. The instructions did stipulate that if the timer doesn't work after connecting all the wires try reversing the black wires. The timer didn't work, so reversed the wires.
          Tried installing the old wall plate, found out that I needed a decorator plate, the instructions mention a decorator plate.
          Put the timer segment dial on and set the segment pins, the timer wasn't keeping with the program that I had set. Read the instructions again and in upper case words it said on line 16 and I quote “Place the Read More
          This timer couldn't be any easier to operate. It's that Murphy's Law syndrome that got me.
          After reading the instructions and thinking that I understood them, I proceeded to install the timer. The instructions did stipulate that if the timer doesn't work after connecting all the wires try reversing the black wires. The timer didn't work, so reversed the wires.
          Tried installing the old wall plate, found out that I needed a decorator plate, the instructions mention a decorator plate.
          Put the timer segment dial on and set the segment pins, the timer wasn't keeping with the program that I had set. Read the instructions again and in upper case words it said on line 16 and I quote “Place the arrow plate with TIME NOW pointing to the lower left corner...”. The instructions did say use a toothpick to remove the arrow plate, it didn't work used a jewelers' screwdriver instead. It now works perfectly, in spite of me!
          The timer is actually a nice piece of equipment while not the most ecstatic timer out there I read that it beats the digital timers for longevity, it's quiet, and easy to program. Additionally, you can set multiple programs, at 30 minute intervals. It comes with screws and an extra arrow plate. It also works with CFL/LED bulbs. Read Less
          Pros: Easy to Use, Clear Instructions, Nice Design
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          Want to attract more birds to your yard. Then this Perky-Pet Droplet Bird Waterer is for you. Provide your backyard birds with 1 qt. of fresh water and watch them flock to your backyard. The unique droplet shape resembles a water drop in a rain storm. Water is an essential element for attracting birds. By adding water to your offering along with a food source, you’ll attract a larger variety of birds including birds that don’t eat seed such as the popular bluebird, swallow and warbler. Birds will seek out a water source in a variety of ways: rivers, streams, ponds, puddles and even raindrops. Provide them fresh, clean water in your backyard and they may never have to go elsewhere again. Keep water fresh by changing the water every few days. Clean waterer every two weeks with a mild soap and water solution. Be sure to rinse thoroughly.
           
          from Upstate New York
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Simple Gravity Feed Waterer
          PostedApril 15, 2015
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          It's an aqua blue semi-translucent finish with a round black perching stand that goes around the water drop shape. It holds 32 oz. of water or one quart which is a fair amount of water, should be changed every few days so the birds have fresh water. The chain is approximately 16” long, but you actually have to fasten the chain to its self so you'll be able to hang it, S hook included to accommodate this. We placed it near the feeder which also isn't too far from the bird bath. It accommodates the smaller breeds easily while your bigger birds will flutter to try to get a drink. It can be quite comical.
          The quality seems to be fair, like I mentioned it's all plastic, there's an H2O sticker on Read More
          It's an aqua blue semi-translucent finish with a round black perching stand that goes around the water drop shape. It holds 32 oz. of water or one quart which is a fair amount of water, should be changed every few days so the birds have fresh water. The chain is approximately 16” long, but you actually have to fasten the chain to its self so you'll be able to hang it, S hook included to accommodate this. We placed it near the feeder which also isn't too far from the bird bath. It accommodates the smaller breeds easily while your bigger birds will flutter to try to get a drink. It can be quite comical.
          The quality seems to be fair, like I mentioned it's all plastic, there's an H2O sticker on it that wasn't really straight and some of the finish is scuffed. But really, do the birds look at such things? Read Less
          Pros: Easy to Clean, Easy to Use, Easy to Install, Good Size & Weight
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          Safely, simply, and quickly transfer liquids, up to 3-1/2 GPM (gallons per minute), to and or from ponds, aquariums, above ground pools, fountains, lawn mowers, motorcycles, etc. All you have to do is shake the pump to activate pump. The following liquids can travel through the Wonder Pump: water, gasoline, diesel fuel, kerosene, fertilizer, insecticides, thinners, paint solvents and lubricants up to the thickness of 20 grade oil.
           
          from Upstate New York
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Nice Little Pump
          PostedApril 15, 2015
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          When, first receiving the pump I was somewhat suspect on how it worked. The front of the cardboard package mentioned “just shake pump” to get the liquid to flow, nothing happened. Turning the cardboard over, there were more precise instructions, for example move the pump in an up and down motion.
          This worked! This can be a very useful tool for draining the gas out of your power equipment for the season.
          It comes with a poly bag for storage, but to be honest, the life expectancy wouldn't last as long as the hose. Your better off using the ties that came with it.
          The product really works and while it doesn't replace a power pump it's great for small jobs.
          Pros: Good Instructions, No Leaks
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          Scotts Nature's Care Organic and Natural Tropical and Palm Plant Food - Not having enough nutrients stresses plants out. Nature's Care Organic and Natural Evergreen and Shrub Plant Food is fortified with ingredients inspired by nature - like a blend of select microbes - that help the breakdown of nutrients available to the soil. Gives your plants a vigorous boost so they can kick back and grow.
           
          from Upstate New York
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Fertilizer for Your Evergreens
          PostedApril 14, 2015
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          This product has the right combination of 3-4-3 (nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium) for the acid loving plants in your yard and garden. These numbers are important when coupling the plant with the fertilizer, so take your time and do the research, your plants will thank you for it.
          This is really a great time of year, getting outside and working the ground and being one with nature again. Just as we need food so do our plants to look there very best and this product can do that for you. The best time to apply the fertilizer would be the spring, with maybe an additional one or two applications during the growing season. Follow the instructions on the packaging for the amount needed.
          Have a Read More
          This product has the right combination of 3-4-3 (nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium) for the acid loving plants in your yard and garden. These numbers are important when coupling the plant with the fertilizer, so take your time and do the research, your plants will thank you for it.
          This is really a great time of year, getting outside and working the ground and being one with nature again. Just as we need food so do our plants to look there very best and this product can do that for you. The best time to apply the fertilizer would be the spring, with maybe an additional one or two applications during the growing season. Follow the instructions on the packaging for the amount needed.
          Have a great growing season! Read Less
          Pros: Multi Use, Easy to Install, Functionality, Great Quality
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          Miracle-Gro Nature's Care Organic Bone Meal - It's actually easy being green. Just a little shot of phosphorous works wonders in the garden for beautifully green leaves and vibrant blooms. Nature's Care Organic Bone Meal gives your bulbs, flowers and roses the extra pick-me-up that helps them stay beautiful and strong throughout the season. It's the choice of happy gardens everywhere.
           
          from Upstate New York
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Very Handy Packaging
          PostedApril 14, 2015
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          Organic bone meal is a great way to increase phosphorus in the garden. It aids in feeding your flowering plants and bulbs. The instructions are a good source of information. It's always a good idea to have your soil tested every year to actually see what needs adjusting.
          What sets this product apart from the others is the easy pour packaging. There is a strip of hard plastic running along the side for an easy grip and a small cap on the other end to pour/shake the bone meal out.
          If you're a small backyard gardener, this is a great way to help you go/stay organic.
          Pros: Multi Use, Easy to Install, Functionality, convenient packaging
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          The Perky-Pet Squirrel-Be-Gone Wild Bird Feeder features six feeding ports, U-shaped perches and a 2 lb. seed capacity. The feeding ports have sturdy metal perches that allow birds to feed comfortably but, when the squirrels perch on them, their weight causes the entire metal casing to slip down, completely blocking the feeding ports and their access to the seed. The interior seed tower is surrounded by rustic metalwork. The six perch/feeding station set-up, coupled with the anti-squirrel technology makes this feeder one of the most economical and convenient squirrel proof feeders on the market. Comes fully assembled. Remember to clean your squirrel proof feeders once every two weeks with a mild soap and water solution.
           

          How do you fill the feeder with seeds?

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          Porgy
          New York, NY
          March 29, 2015
          Does the top come off? So far I've been filling it thru the feeding slots and that doesn't seem right.
          Asked by
          goodreason
          Upstate New York
          March 30, 2015
          Answer: 
          The top slips on and off, use some pressure to pry it off and you should be all set.
           
          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.
           

          What is the size of the seat opening?

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          ARpt
          March 8, 2015
          My old seat opening is 8.5" wide by 9.5" long. Is this one similar?
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          goodreason
          Upstate New York
          March 8, 2015
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          Opening is 8.25" wide and 10" long
           
          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
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          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.