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Hunter 42996 Just Right Digital Thermostat with Remote
Hunter 42996 Just Right Digital Thermostat with Remote

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Worked great.......for awile, November 28, 2009
This 'stat worked fine for about 6 months. Now it won't turn on heat, just fan and cool. (have verified heater is fine, can be jumped out to run, definitely the 'stat is bad). I liked it's simplicity but if they can't offer any better quality than this I'm staying away from Hunter.


Sawyer Products Premium MAXI-DEET Insect Repellent Pump Spray, 2-Ounce
Sawyer Products Premium MAXI-DEET Insect Repellent Pump Spray, 2-Ounce
Price: $8.69
39 used & new from $3.45

26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best DEET I've ever used, July 22, 2009
I bought a bunch of these for a friend who volunteered this summer in Africa. Thought that near 100% Deet would be insanely strong for Central Texas but a necessity for Africa. But I kept one for myself and won't use any smelly, weak, overpriced store bought again. This is excellent because

1. Very little needed, just a little spritz and spread it around.
2. It works great.
3. It has so little smell you have to put it right up to your nose to smell it and I've had friends who couldn't smell it at all.

So much better than the Deep Woods, Cutter's , etc. and much more economical.
Comment Comment (1) | Permalink | Most recent comment: Aug 4, 2009 7:50 PM PDT


No/No Red Cardinal Bird Feeder  C00322
No/No Red Cardinal Bird Feeder C00322
Price: $26.21
45 used & new from $22.23

93 of 95 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding feeder WITH THE RIGHT SEEDS!!!!!, July 22, 2009
I love this feeder. Primarily because it has controlled (not ended) the squirrel and racoon problems that plague plastic and wooden feeders, which the squirrels manage to get all the seed out of at once and the racoons manage to totally destroy. These critters are still getting into the feeder (nothing short of a 12g will stop them) but they can only get a small amount of seed at a time, so I say they're welcome to share.

It's heavy, well contructed and well finished. the racoons can't lift and shake it and can't tear it open.

The reviewer who complained that the birds can't get to the seeds might be using the larger striped sunflower seeds. I use black oil sunflower seeds which all the birds around here (central Texas) love, and they are a bit smaller than the striped. When the feeder gets low I notice the seeds don't fall out onto the tray as they need the weight of a full load of seeds to push them out. But the birds still peck them out and the waste has been cut down tremendously from other types of feeders. The illustration looks like black oil seeds. If only larger seeds were available I think a few cuts with some tin snips would make a good field alteration.

Like to make one suggestion to the manufacturer. I would prefer a white, rather than the Cardinal Red finish, because the birds would contrast and be easier to watch. They do blend into the red, but the finish is such good quality I won't consider a white spray job.

Highly recommended, just use the right seeds.
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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Revolution is great, but a couple Warnings, April 29, 2009
I've used Revolution for over 10 years for cats and it beats all the others. It is the only one of the "flea" controllers that also eliminates ear mites. Once under control, my cats need it only every 6 months or so, unless some stray brings in fleas. Ear mites seem to return each year or so, but only to certain cats. Some are just susceptible to mites.

BUT watch out, some of the sellers on Amazon are selling lots that expired over a year ago, so read the whole description. Year old stuff might be fine, but why pay full price for it?

Also, don't ever adminster this to a sick cat. If you've recently taken in a flea ridden starving cat, get it healthy and secure in the new home before giving this. This can make a sick cat very much sicker. Try gently rubbing dry sand into the cats fur to slow down the fleas while you get the cat healthy. Cats , lots of animals, roll in sand to kill fleas and clean the oils from their fur, which is one reason out door cats generally have better fur than indoor ones. Until a coyote eats them. Better to be indoors.
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Franklin Brass 9097PC Recessed Paper Holder with Beveled Edges
Franklin Brass 9097PC Recessed Paper Holder with Beveled Edges
Price: $27.99
10 used & new from $15.16

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars High quality, just note any extra hardware needed, March 31, 2009
If you're retrofitting this you'll need to purchase the associated mounting clip separately. As I had access to the open wall I was able to install a 2 x 4 to accept the 2 mounting screws. If both sides of the wall are finished, better order the clip. They don't make this too clear.

Finish and quality are excellent, nothing like the lightweight junk at Home depot, and no more costly.


Malibu 3 Pack Solar Landscape Plastic Flood Light Set with Remote Panel, Textured Black #LZ413
Malibu 3 Pack Solar Landscape Plastic Flood Light Set with Remote Panel, Textured Black #LZ413

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent accent lighting, works well, March 31, 2009
The "flood" in the description refers to the configuration - design of the fixture, not the fact that this is a bright FLOOD light. These are definitely low level "mood" lighting. I have 2 sets and am impressed with the full charge even on rainy days. They stay lit all night and have worked great for the 4 plus months I've had them. I've stuck them above some vines and they highlight them just perfectly. Just don't expect them to equal 120volt "flood" light.


The Economist
The Economist
Price: $127.00

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant. And concise., January 3, 2009
This review is from: The Economist (Magazine)
Having read the Economist for several years now I didn't realize how their writing had spoiled me until I sat down with a NY Times. The Economist conveys more information in 5 paragraphs than the NYT does in 5 pages. When you're sick of ego driven, paid-by-the-word drivel, grab the Economist. The obituaries alone are often worth the price. This is the gold standard and well worth your time and money.


Danze D446137BN Sirius Double Robe Hook, Brushed Nickel
Danze D446137BN Sirius Double Robe Hook, Brushed Nickel
Price: $31.04
18 used & new from $20.79

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Solid, excellent quality, December 10, 2008
These are well designed and heavy solid metal. Too many plumbing, household items are described as "chrome" when they're really just silver plastic. Danze is good stuff.


Danze D223544BN Como Single-Handle Lavatory Faucet, Brushed Nickel
Danze D223544BN Como Single-Handle Lavatory Faucet, Brushed Nickel
Offered by Faucets and More
Price: $265.85
4 used & new from $257.50

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent quality, well designed, December 10, 2008
Good, heavy solid construction. Installed simply, works and looks great. One small note: the tailpiece is screwed into the drain at the factory. Mine has loosened during shipping or installation, so it leaked. No mention in the instructions to verify it's tight and it looks like one piece construction. An easy fix but I had to disassemble it. Suggest using a layer of teflon tape on the threads.

Also, suggest using plumber's putty ( a good quality, non staining putty) instead of silicone between the drain washer and sink. It's easier to deal with the "squish" out and simple to disassemble if needed.

Danze in general seems to be good quality.


Danze D451279CPBV Six-Inch Sunflower Brass Showerhead, Chrome with Polished Brass
Danze D451279CPBV Six-Inch Sunflower Brass Showerhead, Chrome with Polished Brass

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent quality, December 10, 2008
This is a nice, heavy , solidly made shower head. Good heavy chrome finish. I bought this to replace the one that comes with the Pulse brand shower spas, which are cheap flimsy plastic.


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