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We replaced a quartz heater with the common 2 settings: 750 watts & 1500 watts. So, we assumed we could save some money at times by using this heater's 500 watt ECO setting.
If you hope the same, READ THIS BEFORE YOU BUY THIS HEATER.
In the heaters 2 non-ECO modes you can adjust the thermostat settings from 59 degrees to 86 degrees fahrenheit.
But IN THE ECO MODE, THE THERMOSTAT IS LOCKED AT 68 DEGREES F. You cannot adjust it. If the temperature drops below 68 degrees, the heater will attempt to raise it. BUT THE HEATER WILL NEVER TRY TO RAISE THE TEMPERATURE ABOVE 68 DEGREES IN ECO MODE. In our house the ONLY time that 68 is an acceptable temperature is when we are in bed asleep. So that is the only time when ECO mode would have any value at all. And at that point, the whole house programmable thermostat is taking care of it.
At the very least the 500 watt ECO mode should permit a thermostat adjustment of say 65 degrees to 75 degrees.
The bottom line: When you need any temperature above 68 degrees, with this heater you will be spending 1,000 or 1,500 watts to do it.
The screws for attaching the mechanism and the arms to the bottom of the seat are packaged screwed into their holes in the bottom of the seat. That would be OK except that 3 of them were badly cross-threaded. It took forever to get them out. One was so bad I thought it was never coming out. They are phillips head screws so in theory all you would need is a mallet to pound the casters into the base and a phillips head screwdriver to put the rest of it together.
In order to get the cross-threaded screws out of the seat, I had to make a tool. It consisted of a large heavy phillips head screwdriver with an over sized rectangular handle. I clamped a large vice-grips to the handle at 90 degrees. By putting all the force I could muster down on the screwdriver, I could finally back out the cross-threaded screws using the vise-grips as a lever.
DON'T BUY THIS IS YOU WANT SOMETHING THAT SMACKS OF QUALITY AND IS EASY TO PUT TOGETHER.
It may perform OK but at this point, I have little confidence.
Be aware that this filter cartridge may clog and become useless in a situation where the water sediment in the filtered water increases.
This cartridge will fit and work in either a NuvoH2O or an Aquios 20" x 2-1/2" water softener/filter system. But unlike the NuvoH2O water softening cartridge that doe NOT get clogged due to sediment in well water, this cartridge does. It started to drop water pressure in the house after only 5,600 gallons. The filter system it was in had to be turned off so we would have any water pressure. Upon inspection, the cartridge was clogged with tan sediment.
We are in a semi-drought condition with very likely a lowered water table so that may be an extenuating circumstance. I have to leave it to the reader as to whether that should be a consideration.
See my earlier review below about the velcro straps allowing the weight packs to come loose and slip down. That didn't make sense. So I analyzed the weights to see if I could figure it out.
The weight packs are flared out with rounded corners on one side and have angled in ends and corners on the other side. I first put them on with the wider side down as that seemed to match the shape of my leg-ankle-instep.
As soon as I turned them upside down with the narrower side down, they were better and did not slip down around my ankle or come loose.
YOU HAVE TO KNOW WHICH END (SIDE) IS UP, or they are useless.
I would have increased the rating more if Reebok had supplied the least bit of information about how to use them, which would have included WHICH SIDE IS UP!!
EARLY REVIEW - WEIGHTS COMING LOOSE - NO INSTRUCTIONS FROM REEBOK
The thin velcro straps that wrap around the OUTSIDE of the weight pack stick to everything you don't want them to but they CAN'T KEEP THE WEIGHTS FROM SLIPPING DOWN AND OUT DURING WALKING. These might be barely OK if your exercise regimen includes FREQUENT REST BREAKS where you will be wrestling with the straps to raise and reposition the weights back around your ankle.
One end of the weight pack has the metal link that you route the velcro strap through. So that might be OK. IF you can get the strap tight enough, the metal link should keep the weight pack from slipping down.
But the other end of the weight pack has no such link and the velcro on the outside of the pack STOPS FOUR INCHES FROM THE END OF THE PACK. So there is nothing to prevent the weight pack from slipping down and out from under the 1-1/4" wide velcro strap, especially if you are walking at a brisk rigorous pace.
I wished I could see some suggestions from Reebok (diagrams, pictures) of the best way to fasten the weight pack around my ankle. NOT A CHANCE. NOTHING on the box; NOTHING in the box. And nothing at the official Reebok website either. In fact Reebok does not list or show this model at all.
Do yourself a favor. Look for ankle weighs that have wide velcro flaps built into the weight pack, instead of velcro straps around the outside of the weight pack.
I bought this Omron HR-210 Heart Rate Monitor to replace a Timex TK5470 Health Touch Heart Rate Monitor. I was among the many 1 star reviewers of the Timex because it LOCKED UP and was useless apparently when any moisture or humidity was present.
After struggling with the Timex watch/heart Rate monitor this Omron was just a great surprise and complete relief. I won't attest to the other functions as I only use it as a 12 hour watch and a Heart Rate Monitor.
AS A HEART RATE MONITOR IT HAS WORKED PERFECTLY EVERY TIME. I have used it many times, pausing exercising to do that. As soon as you touch your index and middle fingers to the 2 metallic pads on the on the front of watch, it immediately goes into Heart Rate Mode acknowledging the contact and then quickly displays the heart rate with large very legible numbers. I've seen absolutely no issues with moisture (sweat) or humidity. In fact you can wear this watch under water; you just can't use the Heart Rate function under water.
Watch Set Up: I suggest that you download and print the PDF instruction manual. You have to jump around in the manual a bit to set up the watch functions. The full sized manual makes it easier to do that. As of this writing, it is at:
12-hour Time display wrinkles: The A M and P M indicators are small capital letters vertically above one another. The wrinkle occurs when the hours are 2 digits (10, 11, or 12). The AM or PM letters to the left of the "1", almost touch the "1". So the "1" looks somewhat like a reversed "c" against a vertical line. Also the bottom of the date digits almost touch the top of the time digits. If you wear reading glasses you should have them handy when you use the watch the first time. Once you get used to the display, it shouldn't be a problem, especially if you do use your reading glasses.
DON'T BUY THIS DEVICE IF YOU PERSPIRE AT ALL; EVEN A MINISCULE AMOUNT or, YOU INTEND TO USE IT IN OTHER THAN AN AIR-CONDITIONED FACILITY.
If it senses a molecule of moister between the monitor and your wrist, IT WILL LOCK UP, PRODUCE NO READINGS, AND IT WON'T UNLOCK. PERIOD. The monitor may be OK for you if YOU ONLY NEED 1-3 HEART RATES PER AIR-CONDITIONED EXERCISE SESSION.
Timex boasts that the monitor comes with a complete manual instead of a simple sheet. That would be great if the monitor did ANYTHING CLOSE to what the book says it will.
The book flagitiously describes the Lock as something you might want to use if you were going swimming, so the monitor would not try to take readings from contact with you and the water. NUTS!. The monitor has no such discretion.
- Doing my outside rehab walking. Temp: 75 degrees; humidity 54; cool cloudy gray day. NOT ONE DROP OF PERSPIRATION anywhere on me.
- Monitor did produce 3 lap-end heart rate readings.
- When I went to do the fourth; it was LOCKED UP!
- The wonderful book states that to turn off the lock you just hold down the Reset button for 3 seconds. NOT TRUE! I tried for 2 minutes. the lock WOULD NOT TURN OFF- Maybe I needed to TROUBLESHOOT the problem as the book contains more troubleshooting information than plain accurate clear instructions.
- I removed the monitor and checked underneath it. Some of my wrist hairs looked like they COULD have the slightest bit of moisture, though my wrist and the monitor looked otherwise DRY.
- I had to wipe the back of the monitor; wipe my wrist; and hold the monitor up in the air while holding down the Reset button to finally turn the lock off.
- Then I pressed the monitor back against my wrist holding it with my other index finger, to FINALLY get a reading. By that time it was useless as an exercise heart rate. It took so long messing with the monitor it was at best, an after rest reading.
And THIS WHOLE SCENARIO HAS HAPPENED TO ME MORE THAN ONCE.
8/7/13 ADDENDUM: More UNBELIEVABLY BAD results to report.
Since I could only conclude that the monitor LOCKS ITSELF UP IF IT SENSES THE LEAST BIT OF MOISTURE BETWEEN THE MONITOR AND MY WRIST, I decided to do an afternoon's exercises, putting the monitor on my wrist only at the point I needed a reading.
- I started by taking a reading before I began exercising. It worked OK
- After 2 walking loops, I placed the monitor on my wrist and it gave me a reading. OK
- I did some stretching and 2 more walking loops and placed the monitor on my wrist. It gave me a reading. OK
- I used some leg weights then did 3 more walking loops with the monitor sitting by my bench (exercise base) in the garage. When I came back to get another Heart Rate Reading, THE MONITOR HAD LOCKED ITSELF UP WHILE SITTING UNUSED BY ITSELF. I could not turn off the lock using Reset and I could get NO READINGS.
- I went back inside and used a blood pressure meter to get a heart rate.
- I put the Timex monitor down on the kitchen counter by itself. After a while, the Lock icon stopped flashing so it must have turned the lock off. But NOW THE HEART RATE ICON WAS FLASHING AND WOULD NOT STOP FLASHING. After 15 minutes, I placed the monitor on my wrist and got a heart rate reading and the heart rate icon finally stopped flashing.
The humidity where I was doing my exercises and trying to get heart rate reading was 71%. So must we assume that THE MONITOR IS USELESS AND GOES BERSERK IF THE HUMIDITY IS NOT VERY LOW. Seems to be the only logical assumption.
These glasses are made in the USA by Rolf. They are actually sand blasted rather than etched. So that makes them look somewhat unique. And they are a great value compared to etched or crystal glasses. We palm tree fans use ours as morning juice glasses, even though they are a little large for a juice glass. They'd make a great DOF or rocks glass also....Read more
THIS UPDATE is as a result of actually finally installing the lamp.
The instructions show a Fibreglass Pad inside the canopy below the outlet box and wiring. NO SUCH PART WAS INCLUDED IN THE SEALED PACKAGING.
Was the aforementioned missing pad intended to dissipate heat from the bulbs/sockets? There was no stated purpose.
Moreover, there was a strip of paper stuck on a sheet about how the daylight sensor works. The addition states "Do not install the fixtures too close to the wall, keep at least 14 inches distance from the wall". That's a quote. There is NO explanation of why this is or what it means. This is a ceiling fixture. Is this saying you can't put it near the edge of the ceiling? Is that a heat issue?
The fixture in Chinese. The English instructions were made by Chinese. It's anybody's guess as to what they may mean. For example they call the main body of the lamp the "wall canopy". It's a ceiling fixture that has nothing to do with mounting on a wall.
As we worked with the lamp, the quality of the parts seemed to be OK. But just in case, we ARE ONLY USING ONE BULB TO HALVE ANY QUESTION OF HEAT. One bulb lights the fixture pretty well.
My early review as I took it out of the box ------------------
Apparent Quality But NOT AS WHITE AS PICTURED
The lamp as delivered is not as white as the white frosted lamp pictured. The housing and finial parts are white. But the glass is not really white. It's a translucent frosted glass that is not white. If you must have an all white lamp, you may not like this one.
The earphones as delivered are in a relabeled package and are NOT what is shown in the listing.
The delivered earphones have only ONE SINGLE LOOP that goes over THE TOP OF THE EAR ONLY. They are NOT the FULL loop MDR-AS20J design shown.
The Sony card they come packaged with calls them MDR-J20 not MDR-AS20J.
Then there's a new label stuck over the bottom of the card covering up what was originally on the card. The new label claims they are MDR-AS20J's but they are quite different than what is shown.
I've used the bags for 10 months and they are COMING APART.
CAPACITY: They are sized to hold up to 6 1.5 Liter wine bottles. But that is too much weight and if you do it regularly, the seams can rip open
LONGEVITY: They performed well for more than 9 months. But there is a brown plastic or fiber board sheet lining the bottom of the bag. The sheets are now splintering apart and have to be removed. Likely the bottom will not be strong enough, and not hold any shape, with the sheets out.
IF YOU LIKE THESE BAGS:
- Extend their life by NOT seeing how much you can put in each bag. 2 to 3 1.5 Liter bottles should be the maximum weight.
- Be prepared to replace them, at some point in time; depending on how you use them.
Forget those wine totes you can get in grocery stores. They do a poor job with 1.5 liter bottles and will ultimately rip
In contrast these 6 bottle totes are extra large and have additional space outside the bottle dividers.
They can EASILY hold and control 6 1.5 liter wine bottles. While the straps don't look particularly heavy they are well up to a 6 bottle load.
Great value. I don't go to the store without them!!