Allan
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    4.6
    4.6 out of 5
  • First Review:
    January 10, 2013
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    April 24, 2015
 
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      • Review count
        66
      • Helpfulness votes
        139
      • Average rating
        4.6
        4.6 out of 5
      • First Review:
        January 10, 2013
      • Last Review:
        April 24, 2015
       
      Questions & Answers
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          Allan's Reviews
           
          The Milwaukee Compact 8-in-1 Multi-Bit Driver delivers versatile performance in a compact design. Its interchangeable power groove bits are power tool compatible for maximum jobsite versatility. Chrome plated bits provide marine-grade rust protection and reduce wear from the elements on the job. Milwaukee Compact 8-in-1 Multi-Bit Drivers are designed for the jobsite and include Milwaukee’s Limited Lifetime Warranty.
           
          from Germantown, WI, USA
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Handy for Tight Quarters
          PostedApril 24, 2015
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          This 8-in-1compact driver feels good in the hand with the bits easily removed from the handle for changing, a nice design. The stubby design is great for use in tight quarters. The bits are compatible with my cordless driver, a handy convenience. This is a great addition to my handyman tool box.
          Pros: All In One, good hand feel
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          PureBond plywood project panels are a convenient and cost-effective way to build cabinets, furniture and other woodworking projects. Made in the USA with sustainably-harvested American hardwoods, they provide a beautiful wood veneer face bonded to a strong and flat wood core. These PureBond project panels are made with no added formaldehyde, eliminating the concern about off-gassing dangerous fumes during fabrication or when installed in your home. Their smaller size makes them easy to handle and allows you to order just the amount of wood you need. PureBond plywood, in project panel sizes or in full sheet sizes, are a Home Depot exclusive.
           
          from Germantown, WI, USA
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
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          Good looking veneer product
          PostedApril 16, 2015
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          This is s nice product, suitable for cabinet work. It is not plywood in the sense that there are multiple layers of wood as the core. The core appears to be wood wafers bound with a resin instead. This can have an advantage in that the product is a bit more stable than ordinary plywood as respects warp. The hickory veneer has a nice grain. I am using it for the backs of finished cabinets with the insides also stained and finished. The product is fine sanded and ready for finishing. In the 2-ft. x 4-ft. size I got, it is easy to transport in a mid-size car.
          Pros: High Quality of Material, Alternative for Real Wood, fine-sanded
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          The more you dim, the warmer the light with the Philips household A19 with Warm Glow dimmable light technology. This new Philips LED A19 offers a new experience for dimmable LEDs by creating a soft, diffused light and smooth dimming from 2700K to 2200K. As the light is dimmed, the color temperature of the bulb is reduced and creates a warm, relaxing ambiance. Until now, this warm, dimming effect was only available in dimmable halogen and incandescent lamps. Now, here’s the perfect alternative for these household applications where ambience is as important as lowering energy bills and reducing the hassle of frequently replacing light bulbs. This fully dimmable light bulb is ideal for residential use in kitchens, living rooms and dining rooms and for commercial use in restaurants and hospitality applications. It is perfect for table lamps, or anywhere traditional light bulbs are used, offering 800 Lumens of soft white light for a pleasing and relaxed ambiance. It’s dimming your way.
           
          from Germantown, WI, USA
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Nice Warm Light Replicates Incandescent Well
          PostedApril 16, 2015
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          I always did like lighting products by Philips, this being no exception. This bulb replicates the color of an ordinary 60 watt incandescent bulb well, the color warming more as one dims it, much like an incandescent bulb. I am using it in a single-bulb dimmable table lamp. One thing I did notice when placed in the same dimmable fixture with the other bulbs being incandescent is that the dimming function is not nearly as linear as for that for ordinary incandescent bulbs. The bulb shape and dimensions match those of many ordinary light bulbs, a plus from my viewpoint. Another plus for this bulb is that it is listed as being suitable for wet conditions. There is no getting around it, these LED Read More
          I always did like lighting products by Philips, this being no exception. This bulb replicates the color of an ordinary 60 watt incandescent bulb well, the color warming more as one dims it, much like an incandescent bulb. I am using it in a single-bulb dimmable table lamp. One thing I did notice when placed in the same dimmable fixture with the other bulbs being incandescent is that the dimming function is not nearly as linear as for that for ordinary incandescent bulbs. The bulb shape and dimensions match those of many ordinary light bulbs, a plus from my viewpoint. Another plus for this bulb is that it is listed as being suitable for wet conditions. There is no getting around it, these LED bulbs are getting better with time, so good that I now have about half the lighting in our home by LED bulbs. If you want warm lighting, pick a product with a light color rating of 2700k or lower. Read Less
          Pros: Eco-Friendly, Great Dimming, Nice Design, suitable for wet conditions
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          PureBond plywood project panels are a convenient and cost-effective way to build cabinets, furniture and other woodworking projects. Made in the USA with sustainably-harvested American hardwoods, they provide a beautiful wood veneer face bonded to a strong and flat wood core. These PureBond project panels are made with no added formaldehyde, eliminating the concern about off-gassing dangerous fumes during fabrication or when installed in your home. Their smaller size makes them easy to handle and allows you to order just the amount of wood you need. PureBond plywood, in project panel sizes or in full sheet sizes, are a Home Depot exclusive.
           
          from Germantown, WI, USA
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
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          Sanded on both sides and ready to finish
          PostedApril 4, 2015
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          I used this red oak veneer plywood as the back for a bookshelf that is placed against a wall. The quality of this veneer plywood is high enough for cabinet and other finish work. The veneer surfaces are fine-sanded so that one need not sand the surfaces in advance of staining and applying the first coat of finish. Both sides have oak veneer of high quality. The 2-ft. x 4-ft. size makes it handy to transport the sheet in a relatively small vehicle.
          Pros: High Quality of Material
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          from Germantown, WI, USA
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
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          Not Whimpy Like Plastic Slow-Close Seats
          PostedApril 4, 2015
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          This product is made of the same material Bemis uses to make its to tough croquet balls. Wood flour is mixed with a resin and molded under high pressure to produce a heavy, sturdy product. The seat is much more rigid than plastic, slow-close products that bend and can shift when a heavy person sits on them. The fastening system is unusual in that the fasteners are driven with a wrench that breaks off the hex heads on the fasteners when tightened. This assures that the right torque is applied so that the seat fasteners are neither over- nor under-tightened. To remove the seat after placement, use a screwdriver on the screw head left behind. The painted finish is of high quality. I will look Read More
          This product is made of the same material Bemis uses to make its to tough croquet balls. Wood flour is mixed with a resin and molded under high pressure to produce a heavy, sturdy product. The seat is much more rigid than plastic, slow-close products that bend and can shift when a heavy person sits on them. The fastening system is unusual in that the fasteners are driven with a wrench that breaks off the hex heads on the fasteners when tightened. This assures that the right torque is applied so that the seat fasteners are neither over- nor under-tightened. To remove the seat after placement, use a screwdriver on the screw head left behind. The painted finish is of high quality. I will look for this product when other toilet seats in our home need replacement. Read Less
          Pros: Sturdy, High Quality, Looks Great
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          Use the Milwaukee 11-in-1 5 in. Multi-Tip Screwdriver for your driving needs. The screwdriver offers a 5 in. shaft that holds up to 9 bits so you can carry fewer drivers. It contains hardened tips ranging in size from #1 to #2 and features a rubber handle for comfort.
           

          where are the bits?

          Asked by
          James
          Colleyville, TX
          October 11, 2014
          Asked by
          Allan
          Germantown, WI, USA
          October 16, 2014
          Answer: 
          They are self-stored in the shaft of the driver, not in the handle. That makes for a sturdy handle with no potential for a top cap to come off or break.
           
          Traditional styling with a contemporary flair. The Portsmouth features the Champion 4 flushing system for virtually clog free performance. The Champion 4 system features the industry's largest flush valve. It achieves a maximum MaP score rating of 1,000 g. You may never have to use your plunger again. It also helps keep itself cleaner with our exclusive EverClean surface. And it's all backed by a 10 year warranty on china and trim. Generating a faster and more powerful flush. You may never have to use a plunger again.
           

          The American Standard on your site, does this include the bowl and the tank. Also will it come with the seat shown in the picture?

          Asked by
          Browny32
          Augusta, Ga.
          December 21, 2011
          model #2733.014.020
          internet # 202499514
          Asked by
          Allan
          Germantown, WI, USA
          December 11, 2013
          Answer: 
          The seat is NOT included.
           
          LG Electronics 7.3 cu. ft. Gas Dryer with Steam in White
          LG Electronics 7.3 cu. ft. Gas Dryer with Steam in White
          The LG Electronics 7.3 cu. ft. Extra Large Capacity Gas Steam Dryer features 9 drying programs, including SteamFresh, SteamSanitary, heavy duty, delicate and towel cycles. The LoDecibel motor minimizes noise for quiet operation, and the intelligent electronic control panel makes it easy to find the right setting. This dryer has a 7.3 cu. ft. capacity to accommodate large loads and help save you time and energy.
           

          What size gas line is needed?

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          Doug
          August 14, 2013
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          Allan
          Cumming, GA, USA
          August 14, 2013
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          Most gas dryer lines, at least near the connector, are 1/2-inch, so a pipe that size should be adequate. I have seen 1/2-black iron feed pipes to dryers at least seven feet long. Of course, the size of the piping diameter needed can depend on the length of the run to the dryer, a larger size likely needed for long runs.
           
          LG Electronics 3.6 DOE cu. ft. High-Efficiency Front Load Steam Washer in White, ENERGY STAR
          LG Electronics 3.6 DOE cu. ft. High-Efficiency Front Load Steam Washer in White, ENERGY STAR
          The LG Electronics 3.6 cu. ft. (DOE) Front Load SteamWasher features 9 wash programs, including delicates, cotton/normal, hand wash/wool and speed wash, for worry-free fabric care. The electronic control panel on the washer has an easy-to-read LED display and Dial-A-Cycle to make it easy to find the right setting. The washer's Allergiene cycle helps reduce more than 95% of common household allergens, such as dust mites and domestic animal dander. This washer is Energy Star qualified for year-round energy and money savings. Search matching Electric Dryer Model DLEX2650W or Gas Dryer model DLGX2651W. Also available in Wild Cherry Red model WM2650HRA.
           

          Can I buy the steam washing machine, but only purchase the regular front load dryer and they match?

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          Takeisha
          Dallas, TX
          July 3, 2013
          Is it necessary for me to purchase the steam dryer along with the steam washing machine? What is the benefit of steaming clothes both times if done in the washer, then the dryer? I'm thinking I would prefer to purchase the steam washing machine and purchase the regular front load dryer without the steam option to save a few bucks. Will they match?
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          Allan
          Cumming, GA, USA
          July 3, 2013
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          They do not match in appearance. The steam machine has chrome finish for the door surround, whereas, the lower line model has a dull gray finish for the door surround. We bought the steam models but do not use the steam feature in either. Our reason for buying the steam machines was that they were on sale and cost less at the time than the lower line model. We needed a new washer in a hurry so went for Read More
          They do not match in appearance. The steam machine has chrome finish for the door surround, whereas, the lower line model has a dull gray finish for the door surround. We bought the steam models but do not use the steam feature in either. Our reason for buying the steam machines was that they were on sale and cost less at the time than the lower line model. We needed a new washer in a hurry so went for the best price at the time. We wanted a match in appearance, so bought the pair. These LG's are great machines for the price. Read Less
           
          LG Electronics 3.6 DOE cu. ft. High-Efficiency Front Load Steam Washer in White, ENERGY STAR
          LG Electronics 3.6 DOE cu. ft. High-Efficiency Front Load Steam Washer in White, ENERGY STAR
          The LG Electronics 3.6 cu. ft. (DOE) Front Load SteamWasher features 9 wash programs, including delicates, cotton/normal, hand wash/wool and speed wash, for worry-free fabric care. The electronic control panel on the washer has an easy-to-read LED display and Dial-A-Cycle to make it easy to find the right setting. The washer's Allergiene cycle helps reduce more than 95% of common household allergens, such as dust mites and domestic animal dander. This washer is Energy Star qualified for year-round energy and money savings. Search matching Electric Dryer Model DLEX2650W or Gas Dryer model DLGX2651W. Also available in Wild Cherry Red model WM2650HRA.
           

          Can you wash waterproof items (sneakers, mattress pads) in the LG front loader?

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          KathleenW
          Tallahassee, FL
          June 22, 2013
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          Allan
          Cumming, GA, USA
          June 23, 2013
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          These items are washable and can be washed in this LG machine. We do that very thing regularly with our machine.