Alleycat
  • Review count
    185
  • Helpfulness votes
    247
  • Average rating
    4.6
    4.6 out of 5
  • First Review:
    January 31, 2012
  • Last Review:
    June 12, 2017
 
  • Question count
    2
     
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      Activity Summary
       
      • Review count
        185
      • Helpfulness votes
        247
      • Average rating
        4.6
        4.6 out of 5
      • First Review:
        January 31, 2012
      • Last Review:
        June 12, 2017
       
      • Question count
        2
         
        • Answer count
          160
           
           
           
           
          Alleycat's Reviews
           
          The concave blade features a precision sharpened tip and both sharp and serrated edges. These features make it ideal for digging through hard soil, splitting plants and cutting through stubborn roots, liners and soil bags. The 7 in. blade features clearly marked gradations, so planting seeds and bulbs at the perfect depth is a breeze. Our durable wooden handle provides a secure grip while the stainless steel, full tang resists rusting, bending and breaking.
           
          from Germantown, WI
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Quality multi-use gardening tool
          PostedJune 12, 2017
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          This FISKARS multi-use garden is made in China and is of high quality with stainless steel blade and hilt. The handle is of hardwood that is held in place with three brass rivets. It comes with a tough polyester fabric sheath with Velcro strap and belt loop. I have used it to cut open plastic fertilizer and mulch bags and to cut in-place landscape fabric under mulch in preparation to dig holes for setting plants. The serrated cutting edge made for quick cutting of the landscape fabric and cutting hardwood shrub roots below the soil surface. I find it handy for dividing plants after digging masses of them up for replanting. I also find it handy for digging out weeds with long tap roots, it Read More
          This FISKARS multi-use garden is made in China and is of high quality with stainless steel blade and hilt. The handle is of hardwood that is held in place with three brass rivets. It comes with a tough polyester fabric sheath with Velcro strap and belt loop. I have used it to cut open plastic fertilizer and mulch bags and to cut in-place landscape fabric under mulch in preparation to dig holes for setting plants. The serrated cutting edge made for quick cutting of the landscape fabric and cutting hardwood shrub roots below the soil surface. I find it handy for dividing plants after digging masses of them up for replanting. I also find it handy for digging out weeds with long tap roots, it working well for that purpose, even in dry, hard soil. A minus I noticed is the design for the end of the handle. It tapers to a smaller size than the end next to the blade and is squared off instead of being nicely rounded. This makes it a bit uncomfortable to use the tool as a trowel when forcing it into hard soils when pushing on the handle end, especially if the work is done without heavy gloves. I suggest a design change to avoid the handle end size taper and to round out thet end more. Outside of that issue, this is a nicely designed quality tool that should last a long time. It comes with a lifetime warranty. Read Less
          Pros: Durable, Easy to Clean, Multi Use
          Cons: end of handle too small and square
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          9 ft. Pocket Tape Measure offers great convenience in a small package. The rear magnet mounts to metal toolboxes for storage. 9 in. blade length is great for measuring standard drywall and plywood sheets.
           
          from Germantown, WI
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Handy, high quality tape measure in compact size
          PostedJune 11, 2017
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          This is a small, very handy pocket-sized tape measure that is inexpensive yet high in quality. The case is about 2 by 2 inches and 7/8 inch thick, excluding the plated steel pocket/belt clip. It has a lanyard slot for additional carrying options. It weighs 3.0 oz. The tape itself is 1/2 inch wide and coated with Tylon, a nylon-based material that is quite durable. It fits nicely inside my pocket and clips nicely to my belt or to an inside pants pocket. The case also has a small magnet on the back side that holds it firmly to any steel surface like the bottom of the lid for my steel toolbox, that making it easy to find. When I see this product at my local The Home Depot store, I will buy Read More
          This is a small, very handy pocket-sized tape measure that is inexpensive yet high in quality. The case is about 2 by 2 inches and 7/8 inch thick, excluding the plated steel pocket/belt clip. It has a lanyard slot for additional carrying options. It weighs 3.0 oz. The tape itself is 1/2 inch wide and coated with Tylon, a nylon-based material that is quite durable. It fits nicely inside my pocket and clips nicely to my belt or to an inside pants pocket. The case also has a small magnet on the back side that holds it firmly to any steel surface like the bottom of the lid for my steel toolbox, that making it easy to find. When I see this product at my local The Home Depot store, I will buy several so that I have handy access to them in my vehicles and two shop areas. Read Less
          Pros: Durable, Good Size & Weight, Light Weight
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          This 48 in. Seat Belt with Auto Type Closure by Drive Medical can be used with all Drive Medical and other leading manufacturer's wheelchairs. This Seat Belt closes like a car style seatbelt. Belt provides security and safety for users while in the wheelchair.
           
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Verified Purchase:Yes
          This automotive-style wheelchair seat belt fit our Drive wheelchair perfectly and was delivered t...
          PostedMay 23, 2017
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          This automotive-style wheelchair seat belt fit our Drive wheelchair perfectly and was delivered to our local Home Depot store for pickup earlier than promised. The price paid was the best I could find as well.
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          The all-new Steamfast SF-445 Compact Fabric Steamer provides a natural garment care solution. This compact, lightweight and portable steamer is powerful enough to penetrate deep into heavy fabrics and gentle enough for your most delicate fabrics. The SF-445 removes wrinkles with ease and freshens fabrics without the use of harsh chemicals. It heats the water in just 2 minutes and runs continuously without any buttons or pumping.
           
          from Germantown, WI
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Very good compact fabric steamer
          PostedMay 7, 2017
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          This is a fine product at a low price. It is light in weight at 1 lb.-9.5 oz, empty, including the 8-ft. power cord. It is fairly compact, standing at 10-1/2 inches tall. The boiler holds about 11.35 oz. of water when filled to the maximum line, heating up quickly (about 2-1/2 minutes for full steaming effect when starting at the maximum water level using distilled water). A clear plastic window allows one to quickly observe the water level. This steamer works well, not spewing water like some others that I have used. I tried it on hanging cotton and synthetic-blend shirts, it working nicely to remove wrinkles and to freshen them. I would describe the effect as good on cotton and very good Read More
          This is a fine product at a low price. It is light in weight at 1 lb.-9.5 oz, empty, including the 8-ft. power cord. It is fairly compact, standing at 10-1/2 inches tall. The boiler holds about 11.35 oz. of water when filled to the maximum line, heating up quickly (about 2-1/2 minutes for full steaming effect when starting at the maximum water level using distilled water). A clear plastic window allows one to quickly observe the water level. This steamer works well, not spewing water like some others that I have used. I tried it on hanging cotton and synthetic-blend shirts, it working nicely to remove wrinkles and to freshen them. I would describe the effect as good on cotton and very good on synthetic blends (instructions warn against use on 100% nylon or polyesters). This is a handy product that we will use often. Read Less
          Pros: Easy to Clean, Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, Nice Design, short heatup time, long power cord
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          The Westinghouse 4-1/2-Watt ST20 Filament LED Dimmable Light Bulb (6-Pack) is aesthetically designed to look like an old-style light bulb, making it ideal for use in decorative fixtures where the bulb can be seen. The warm amber glow adds a nostalgic touch, perfect for use in pendant lights and chandeliers. Suitable for use in enclosed fixtures and damp locations, the filament LED is a perfect enhancement for outdoor rated wall and post lantern fixtures. The ST20 LED light bulb reduces energy and operating costs, saving up to $58.58 over the lifetime of the bulb compared to a standard 40-Watt incandescent bulb. Making the switch to Westinghouse LED light bulbs provides significant energy saving benefits. Westinghouse is a trusted, global brand. Westinghouse knows lighting and offers products with exceptional quality, reliability and functionality. Product reference number 33177.
           
          from Germantown, WI
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          This attractive-looking, 40-watt equivalent, warm glow LED bulb is of Edison style
          PostedMay 7, 2017
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          This efficient Edison-style LED bulb provides 420 lumens of warm glow light at 2200k color, using 4.5 watts. It is great looking in exposed-bulb fixtures, open fixtures or strings. The bulb itself is of amber-tinted clear glass so that it will not become cloudy with age, even if exposed to bright sunlight for years. It is 5.5 inches long, tip-to-tip, and 2.5 inches in diameter. The bulb has good light distribution compared to most LED bulbs because it uses four long filaments with the light distribution not blocked by a plastic-housed module at the bulb base containing a transformer, converter and electronics. It lights instantly and is dimmable if used with a CFL/LED dimmer switch. I Read More
          This efficient Edison-style LED bulb provides 420 lumens of warm glow light at 2200k color, using 4.5 watts. It is great looking in exposed-bulb fixtures, open fixtures or strings. The bulb itself is of amber-tinted clear glass so that it will not become cloudy with age, even if exposed to bright sunlight for years. It is 5.5 inches long, tip-to-tip, and 2.5 inches in diameter. The bulb has good light distribution compared to most LED bulbs because it uses four long filaments with the light distribution not blocked by a plastic-housed module at the bulb base containing a transformer, converter and electronics. It lights instantly and is dimmable if used with a CFL/LED dimmer switch. I noticed, however, even when using that type of dimmer switch, that at very low dimmer settings (below about 15%), it has a slight flicker. It is rated for indoor use and for use in damp locations and in totally enclosed fixtures. It stays cool when operated and is very quiet as well. Documentation with the bulb predicts a life expectancy of 13.6 years when operated 3 hours per day. It has five year warranty. This is a bulb worth having for its warm glow and ambiance in open fixtures or fixtures where the bulb is clearly visible. Read Less
          Pros: Eco-Friendly, Nice Design, Stylish
          Cons: slight flicker at very low dimmer settings
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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?

          Asked by
          Alleycat
          Germantown, WI
          October 24, 2014
           
          Alleycat's Answers
           
          This RIDGID 10 Gal. stainless steel wet dry vacuum is designed to deliver high performance through its 6.0 peak HP motor that easily handles tough clean-up tasks. Add a top handle with a cord wrap, stainless steel drum construction and caster feet with accessory storage and you have a shop vacuum that meets the demands of Pros, DIYers and homeowners. It features the Patented Qwik Lock Filter Fastening System that makes installing or removing your filter quick, easy and secure.
           

          What size and type of screw is used to attach handle? There were no screws in box. The carton c...

          Asked by
          Linda
          June 17, 2017
          What size and type of screw is used to attach handle? There were no screws in box. The carton contents list does not list any screws.
          Asked by
          Alleycat
          Germantown, WI
          June 21, 2017
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          Check first to verify that the screws are not already screwed into the power head assembly.. If they are there, remove them for attachment of the handle. If they are not there, send an email to iwww.RIDGIDparts.com, explaining that these parts were not included with the product you purchased. An alternative would be to call EMERSON/RIDGID at phone no. 1-800-474-3443 to explain what you need. My bet is Read More
          Check first to verify that the screws are not already screwed into the power head assembly.. If they are there, remove them for attachment of the handle. If they are not there, send an email to iwww.RIDGIDparts.com, explaining that these parts were not included with the product you purchased. An alternative would be to call EMERSON/RIDGID at phone no. 1-800-474-3443 to explain what you need. My bet is that they will send you the missing screws free of charge, pronto. Read Less
           
          This Halo LED Disk Light is a universal surface mount. It replaces bulbs, flush mounts, recessed trims, and fits in most junction boxes and recessed housings. Features wave stream LED technology to create an ultra-low profile surface mounting luminaire with the performance and look of a traditional down light. The surface disk light has a 6 in. nominal aperture and is designed for installation in many standard 4 in. x 2-1/8 in. square, octagon and round junction boxes. It may also retrofit in 5 in. and 6 in. aperture IC and Non-IC recessed housings. The units integral 120-Volt LED driver is designed for compatibility with leading edge and trailing edge phase control dimmers. Dedicated LED wiring connector meets high efficacy code requirement when used in recessed downlighting. This unit is suitable for residential or commercial applications.
           

          How many lumens does the fixture put out?

          Asked by
          Scott
          June 14, 2017
          How many lumens does the fixture put out?
          Asked by
          Alleycat
          Germantown, WI
          June 18, 2017
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          Halo LED Model SLD606930WHR claims 65 watt equivalency, emitting 675 lumens at 12.9 watts power consumption.
           
          The new RIDGID AM2265 Air Mover Mini is designed to help Pro's and DIYers dry wet floors, and wet carpet. Equipped with 600 CFM, this air mover's high volume air circulation can be controlled by the 3-speed heavy duty induction motor. The 2 protected outlets for Daisy Chaining, ergonomic handle, and adjustable exhaust vent are included features that provide the powerful performance and rugged durability you have come to expect from RIDGID.
           

          Looking for something to keep me cool in a 90-100F factory. Are these good for cooling? is the pr...

          Asked by
          Adam
          June 13, 2017
          Looking for something to keep me cool in a 90-100F factory. Are these good for cooling? is the primary function to circulate air movement?
          Asked by
          Alleycat
          Germantown, WI
          June 14, 2017
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          This is an air mover. Air movement has the potential to make you cooler by evaporation of moisture from perspiration from your skin. That is the same effect one gets from so-called "swamp coolers" used to air condition buildings in dry conditions common in some arid southwestern and western states.
           
          The concave blade features a precision sharpened tip and both sharp and serrated edges. These features make it ideal for digging through hard soil, splitting plants and cutting through stubborn roots, liners and soil bags. The 7 in. blade features clearly marked gradations, so planting seeds and bulbs at the perfect depth is a breeze. Our durable wooden handle provides a secure grip while the stainless steel, full tang resists rusting, bending and breaking.
           

          Is there any chance at all that this is made in America?

          Asked by
          Ed
          April 21, 2017
          Is there any chance at all that this is made in America?
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          Alleycat
          Germantown, WI
          June 12, 2017
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          This tool is made in China for a USA company.
           
          Scotts Turf Builder Weed & Feed3 with WeedGrip Technology, grips the weeds you see and the ones you don't for up to 2X more powerful dandelion and clover control*, all while feeding and thickening your lawn to crowd out weeds. *versus previous formulation
           

          Is this good for centipede grass?(

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          jimbo
          May 29, 2017
          Asked by
          Alleycat
          Germantown, WI
          June 1, 2017
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          Yes, it can be used on centipede grass. Some temporary discoloration may occur on bermuda, bahia, centipede, and zoysia lawns. It should not be used on St. Augustine grass as it will harm it.
           
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