Alleycat
  • Review count
    134
  • Helpfulness votes
    211
  • Average rating
    4.6
    4.6 out of 5
  • First Review:
    January 31, 2012
  • Last Review:
    July 26, 2016
 
  • Question count
    2
     
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      Activity Summary
       
      • Review count
        134
      • Helpfulness votes
        211
      • Average rating
        4.6
        4.6 out of 5
      • First Review:
        January 31, 2012
      • Last Review:
        July 26, 2016
       
      • Question count
        2
         
        • Answer count
          91
           
           
           
           
          Alleycat's Reviews
           
          This Best trylon brush is made with a unique proprietary blend of ingredients which allows it to pick up and release more paint. It performs great in high heat and humidity. It offers better leveling with today's heavy-bodied, fast drying, low/no VOC paints.
           
          from Germantown, WI
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Quality Product
          PostedJuly 26, 2016
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          With the recent hot weather, exterior painting with acrylic products is a challenge. I have been using this brush for nearly a week of exterior work applying fairly thick, water-based acrylic paint for window sash and trim. This brush has the perfect combination of fairly stiff bristles with taper at the ends so that one gets a very smooth finish, even with hot weather that thickens the paint quickly. This brush carries quite a bit of paint to the work surface in the process. The brush cleans up well using warm, but not hot, soapy water with the help of a wire brush as a brush comb. The brush has retained its like-new shape well, after storage in the originally supplied packaging after Read More
          With the recent hot weather, exterior painting with acrylic products is a challenge. I have been using this brush for nearly a week of exterior work applying fairly thick, water-based acrylic paint for window sash and trim. This brush has the perfect combination of fairly stiff bristles with taper at the ends so that one gets a very smooth finish, even with hot weather that thickens the paint quickly. This brush carries quite a bit of paint to the work surface in the process. The brush cleans up well using warm, but not hot, soapy water with the help of a wire brush as a brush comb. The brush has retained its like-new shape well, after storage in the originally supplied packaging after cleaning. It is very simply worth the extra relatively small cost to buy a better brush, this one filling the bill well. Time is money and this quality brush is worth the extra cost for a good finish and the time-saved using it. Read Less
          Pros: Easy to Clean, Easy to Use, Even Application, great packing for storage
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          The 3/9/17-Watt (30/60/100-Watt) Omni A21 3-Way LED Light Bulb (6-Pack) is the ideal energy-saving choice for everyday use. They produce a warm white light perfect for table and floor lamps. A21 3-Way light bulbs provide the ability to create 3 multi-purpose levels of lighting so you can choose a level of light that meets your needs. Each of these general purpose LED A21 bulbs can reduce energy and operating costs up to 83%, saving $228 in energy costs over the 22 year lifetime of the bulb compared to a standard incandescent bulb with the same brightness. These medium-base light bulbs turn on instantly and are free of harmful mercury, making them an environmentally-friendly choice. Westinghouse is a trusted, global brand. Westinghouse knows lighting and offers products with exceptional quality, reliability and functionality. Product reference number 33140.
           
          from Germantown, WI
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          High Quality Bulb
          PostedJuly 26, 2016
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          This is a great substitute for incandescent three-way bulbs, albeit, a bit expensive. It runs cool, emits no perceptible hum or buzz and has great, warm color, very much like the incandescent-type lamps it is intended to replace. We the product enough to have replaced all of our three-way lamp bulbs with this product. The best part of having them is that, over time, the payback in lower power consumption is substantially higher than the bulb cost. The power consumed is just 17 watts for 1600 lumens of brightness. The light distribution is even. The bulb is shaped and sized very much the same as incandescent bulbs with about the same light brightness. This is a high quality product.
          Pros: Eco-Friendly, Nice Design, Quiet, warm light, even light distribution
          Cons: a bit expensive
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          The Milwaukee 1/2 in. Mini Copper Tubing Cutter is designed to be the most durable mini cutter on the market. Featuring a Proprietary Adjustment Mechanism, Milwaukee Mini Tubing Cutters are engineered for 5X Longer Life. For added durability and extended performance, Chrome Rollers provide best in class rust protection. An Easy Grip Knob allows faster adjustment and easier use.
           
          from Germantown, WI
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          High Quality, User Friendly Tube Cutter
          PostedJune 30, 2016
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          This new product displays the usual effort Milwaukee Tool puts into making high-quality hand tools. The cutter is very sharp, cutting even heavy-duty copper plumbing pipe without leaving behind inside or outside burr. The compact size readily accommodates cutting piping with limited clearances in existing installations. The rollers are chrome-plated for smooth action. The adjusting knob is shaped nicely for quick opening and closing when changing the cutting opening for tubing varying from 1/8" to 5/8" outside diameter. This is a nice addition to my plumbing toolbox.
          Pros: sharp cutter, smooth cutting action, chrome-plated rollers, comfortable adjusting knob
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          The all in one Paint Station makes any painting project easy. Simply drop it in, lock it in to your ladder and have access to your paint, brushes, rollers, tools and more. No more trips up and down the ladder to retrieve important tools. Paint Station’s cover supports a quart or gallon size paint can.
           
          from Germantown, WI
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Great paint station and work table
          PostedJune 12, 2016
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          I wish that this product had been available sooner. It is a greatly improved replacement for the folding shelf that was common in older wooden step ladders that are now of limited availability. The station slips over the top of the ladder and attaches firmly to the ladder so that the potential for a dropped painting tray is eliminated. Holders for three paint brushes, (including one brush wet well), a paint tape storage well, scraper slot, two screw driver holders and a magnetic pad for steel fastener/drill bits/screwdriver bit holding as well as a paint tray with cover are included. The tray cover has molded-in grooves for quart and gallon paint cans. The tray cleans up well after use. Read More
          I wish that this product had been available sooner. It is a greatly improved replacement for the folding shelf that was common in older wooden step ladders that are now of limited availability. The station slips over the top of the ladder and attaches firmly to the ladder so that the potential for a dropped painting tray is eliminated. Holders for three paint brushes, (including one brush wet well), a paint tape storage well, scraper slot, two screw driver holders and a magnetic pad for steel fastener/drill bits/screwdriver bit holding as well as a paint tray with cover are included. The tray cover has molded-in grooves for quart and gallon paint cans. The tray cleans up well after use.
          I have found this product very handy for other than painting projects as well. With the paint tray cover in place, it serves as a stable, elevated platform/work table to stow items for use such as fairly heavy cordless tools or items being installed. I found it a great aid for installing candelabra light fixtures, it providing support for the fixtures to facilitate release the chain tension while connecting and wiring the fixtures. I have used it to hold an empty corrugated carton to catch drywall dust and falling blown-in insulation while cutting a hole in a drywall ceiling to install a bathroom ceiling exhaust fan. For that project, it also served as a place to support the fan below the ceiling while I made electrical and flexible exhaust duct connections.
          This is a very handy product for homeowners, and for that matter, professionals, it saving time-consuming trips up and down ladders. I wish that I had gotten it sooner. Read Less
          Pros: Easy to Clean, Easy to Use, attaches securely, great elevated work table
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          The Can Holster eliminates the mess from any painting project. Simply snap it on to your gallon paint can and keep the rim free from dripping paint. That means when putting the lid back, it is clean and easy and provides a tight seal for your paint can.
           
          from Germantown, WI
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Ingenious and really handy product
          PostedJune 2, 2016
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          I often open left-over gallons of paint the have been saved specifically for touchup work. For that type of activity, it makes little sense to transfer paint to another container for use, dirtying an extra container that would require cleaning. I have found this holster really handy when the painting activity involves touchup work, very effectively keeping paint out of the gallon can lid groove to help assure good resealing of the paint container after use. The brush holder feature is very handy, especially when working on a ladder, reducing the potential mess of a dropped paint-laden brush. This is a great addition to my tool collection for painting work.
          Pros: Easy to Clean, Easy to Use
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          Alleycat's Questions
           
          Suitable for residential and hotel bathroom renovations, the Panasonic WhisperFit EZ Dual-Speed Exhaust Fan includes a 4 in.-to-3 in. duct adapter to fit smaller-diameter ductwork. The fan features a low-profile housing and includes a Flex-Z bracket for fast, flexible and easy installation. It offers two fan speeds (80 CFM or 110 CFM) to circulate air in your bathroom, thereby inhibiting mildew buildup and fogged-up mirrors. It operates ultra-quietly on low speed at just 0.3 sone, keeping background bathroom noise to a minimum.
           

          Will the Flex-Z Fast bracket extend far enough for mounting on joists that are spaced 24 inches on-center?

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          Alleycat
          Germantown, WI
          March 2, 2016
           
          Zenith Manhattan Over-the-Showerhead Caddy in Stainless Steel
          Zenith Manhattan Over-the-Showerhead Caddy in Stainless Steel
          Eliminate shower clutter with Zenith's Stainless Steel Shower Head Caddy. The stainless steel construction provides durable rust-free performance as well as aesthetic appeal. Two spacious shelves and a soap tray can accommodate a wide variety of bathroom products. These shelves are self-draining, so standing water will not damage your stored items. Hang your razors by using curved wire located in the front of each shelf. Additionally, this premium caddy features hooks for hanging storage of loofahs, shower poufs, washcloths, and more. This caddy is stabilized by a non-slip PVC shower head grip and suction cups, which will prevent swaying and keep the caddy secure on your shower head. This efficient and stylish storage device arrives fully assembled and ready to provide valuable storage space in your home shower. Zenith's toll-free USA based Customer Service department is available (800-892-3986) to answer any additional questions.
           

          Is this really constructed of stainless steel or is it just plated steel that will, in the end rust?

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          Alleycat
          Germantown, WI
          October 24, 2014
           
          Alleycat's Answers
           
          Milorganite 36 lb. Organic Nitrogen Fertilizer is good for promoting healthy growth of lawns, trees, shrubs and flowers. The non burning formula doesn't have to be watered-in. It is fortified with 4% iron to help produce thick, green lawns without excessive growth. It doesn't contain any salts, so it is good for use in drought conditions.
           

          Will this product leave rust stains on my pavers?

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          Anonymous
          June 22, 2016
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          Alleycat
          Germantown, WI
          July 19, 2016
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          No.
           
          Milorganite 36 lb. Organic Nitrogen Fertilizer is good for promoting healthy growth of lawns, trees, shrubs and flowers. The non burning formula doesn't have to be watered-in. It is fortified with 4% iron to help produce thick, green lawns without excessive growth. It doesn't contain any salts, so it is good for use in drought conditions.
           

          What are the sources of Nitrogen and Iron used?

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          Anonymous
          March 8, 2016
          Does anyone know what type of Nitrogen is used? Urea?
          It says it's organic but this is subjective when dealing with inorganic chemicals like this.

          It also says it uses 4% Iron, does anyone know the type used?

          I want to buy this but I don't want it if it uses FeEDTA as the Iron Chelate.

          Thank you
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          Alleycat
          Germantown, WI
          July 19, 2016
          Answer: 
          This product is City of Milwaukee sewerage sludge, dried at high temperature, with no chemicals added. It is totally organic.
           
          Milorganite 36 lb. Organic Nitrogen Fertilizer is good for promoting healthy growth of lawns, trees, shrubs and flowers. The non burning formula doesn't have to be watered-in. It is fortified with 4% iron to help produce thick, green lawns without excessive growth. It doesn't contain any salts, so it is good for use in drought conditions.
           

          I fertilized with Scott's summer gaurd a week ago and my grass is still brown. How long after can I apply this?

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          Anonymous
          July 15, 2016
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          Alleycat
          Germantown, WI
          July 19, 2016
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          You lawn is brown, that most likely due to inadequate water to green it up. Scotts Summerguard is 20 percent nitrogen, so it you applied it as directed, there is no need to add even more nitrogen for months. You should wait until late fall to make a winter fertilizer application.
           
          decorative crown molding and a rich java finish give the Glacier Bay 25 in. Bi-view Surface Mount Medicine Cabinet in Java an elegant look that complements almost any bathroom. Constructed for long-lasting strength, this sturdy cabinet has two doors that give you easy access to your toiletries, bath accessories and other items. The cabinet's plain mirror offers a classic appearance. Cabinet hardware is included. Limited Lifetime Warranty.
           

          What is the depth of this cabinet?

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          Anonymous
          Cedar Falls, Iowa
          June 22, 2016
          The height and width are given in the specifications, but not the depth (or how far it will stick out from the wall).
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          Alleycat
          Germantown, WI
          July 8, 2016
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          The top of the cabinet protrudes 5-1/2 inches from the wall, and the rest of the cabinet (excluding the knobs) protrudes 4-1/2 inches from the wall.
           
          Loud clear sound. Built for work. Featuring a high-performance audio system and rugged design, the M18 Jobsite Radio is built to amplify and survive the jobsite. Dual speakers and passive radiators combine to produce sharp highs, rich midst and deep bass at all volumes. Durable metal speaker grills and shock absorbing end caps protect from drops and other harmful jobsite conditions while integrated handles allow for easy transport and storage. Listening options include a digital processor with best-in-class reception and signal clarity or a 3.5 mm aux jack for wired playback. A weather-sealed auxiliary compartment protects devices and houses a 2.1 Amp USB charging port. The M18 Jobsite Radio is powered by all M18 REDLITHIUM Batteries or A/C power.
           

          Mine completely lost power, what can I do to fix it

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          Anonymous
          June 14, 2016
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          Alleycat
          Germantown, WI
          June 22, 2016
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          My :advice is to find a Milwaukee Tool Service Center, perhaps calling one to find out how to proceed. I have found Milwaukee Tool warranty policies and service outstandingly good. Start here: https://www.milwaukeetool.com/service
           
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