Home Improvement and Maintenance – cspierdowis' Product Review Blog https://cspierdowis.com Thu, 25 Oct 2018 21:37:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 83694181 Make it Squeaky Clean with this MATCC Foam Wash Gun from Yomoid. https://cspierdowis.com/make-it-squeaky-clean-with-this-matcc-foam-wash-gun-from-yomoid/ https://cspierdowis.com/make-it-squeaky-clean-with-this-matcc-foam-wash-gun-from-yomoid/#comments Tue, 25 Apr 2017 02:07:09 +0000 https://cspierdowis.com/?p=7353

Pressure washers are a common addition to many homes. We are renovating a home, and my son is rebuilding a truck. So, we had to get a new pressure washer, lol. Having a foam wash gun really makes cleaning so much easier. But, only if they are made well, and are easy to operate. Fortunately, we lucked into this one from Yomoid.

This foam wash gun arrives in three pieces: the bottle with tubing, the gun grip, and the nozzle attachment. It’s ready to roll right out of the package. The 1L bottle is a great size, and holds enough soap and water to wash more than one vehicle. My son has even used it to wash some of the car parts for his truck. The bottle is made out of a thick plastic. It is not bendy, or cheap at all. It should last a while. The same goes for the rest of the unit. The grip section is made out of a thick plastic, and the working parts are made out of brass fittings, just like you see in the plumbing world. On the grip, it actually states that the maximum psi that can be used is 4350psi, and a good working psi is 2175psi. The minimum required is 1000psi, though. 

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Our pressure washer, that we used this foam wash gun with, is 3100psi. It works like a dream for us. It’s just a twist knob to adjust the setting. The markings are only +, -. The + sign will add more water flow, which decreases the foam output. The – sign, decreases the water flow, which increases the foam output. Then, to adjust the fan spray, you just need to twist the from end of the gun, which is the nozzle end, that’s it. It’s really easy to use. Just attach the pressure washer tubing to the grip end. Add your soap and water to the bottle. If needed, you can add warm water to the bottle, and then the soap, to more quickly spread the soap into the water. We didn’t do this, and we still got a lot of foam.

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Now, when you are done sudsing up whatever you are washing, you can easily disconnect the water bottle and fan nozzle from the handle section. Then, just add a fitting of your choice onto the quick connect end, and rinse off your project. It took my husband about 30 seconds to make the initial changeover, that’s it. Using the gun grip is really nice. It’s comfortable to hold and use. It’s so easy to stop the flow by just releasing your grip. We did not use a special soap to wash our vehicles, only dish soap, and it worked so well through this. My son used Zep Purple Degreaser Soap through this foam wash gun, and he said it worked really well for him. It really made the job easier for him.  Overall, this is a well-made, easy to use tool. It really has become a quick indispensable tool to our pressure washer.

I received this as a sample, but all opinions are honest and my own.

This product can be purchased here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MYV2X8H/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=387YQV5WBTP25&coliid=I2Q65XF5XPL4A&psc=1

 

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Home finishes Supplied to me by 3D Wall Panels, CSI Wall Panels. https://cspierdowis.com/home-finishes-by-3d-wall-panels-csi-wall-panels/ https://cspierdowis.com/home-finishes-by-3d-wall-panels-csi-wall-panels/#comments Mon, 27 Mar 2017 02:42:34 +0000 https://cspierdowis.com/?p=7254 m

 

Whether you are in the middle of a remodel, or just want to freshen up a room, these wall panels sent to me from 3D Wall Panels – CSI Wall Panels, will definitely do the trick. We happen to be in the middle of a renovation. The home is from the 1960’s, and definitely needs some modernization. What I love about these wall panels, is that you do not have to only choose an ultra-modern design, but you can choose more neutral designs as well. There is something for everyone. They offer a YouTube video to show you how simple it is to install these panels. You do not need a professional to install, which is always a benefit to the wallet, lol. Although, my husband is a master carpenter and a commercial electrician, so I did have the upper hand. These wall panels are appropriate for home, office, and commercial properties. They come unfinished, and will need to be painted by you. I was given a panel of wall panel choices to choose from. They were made from either one of these choices:

A.      Panel Size: 19.68?x 19.68?inch, 725g

Material: MDF Wood fiber.

Thickness: 3mm on flat areas, Upto 1/2 inch on Dimensional areas.

Features: DIY Product, Eco Friendly, Lightweight & Paintable

Package: 10 panels/Box. Covers 27 sqft/box

Color: Comes only in its Natural wood color

 

B.       Panel Size: 19.68?x 19.68?inch, 275g

Material: Sugarcane fiber (Bagasse) Paper pulp.

Thickness: 1.5mm on flat areas, .50? on Dimension areas.

Features: DIY Product, flexible, Lightweight & Paintable

Package: 12 panels/Box. Covers 32.29 sqft/box

Color: Comes only in its Natural off white color

 

I chose the wood wall look, done in the MDF wood fiber material. The natural finish is more of a light brown. Besides providing the paint to finish, we also had to buy adhesive to mount them to the wall. We repainted our wall before applying the panels. You will want to mount them to a clean, dry surface. These wall panels have an A+ air emissions rating, so they are healthy to have them in home. They are 100% Natural, eco-friendly, and 100% of the wood is from well managed forests. I am really happy with these panels over all. I have insane allergies and asthma, and I have had absolutely no irritation from thee panels at all. The company obviously has pride in the products they sell, and it shows.

I received two boxes of  wall panels. Each box contained 10 panels, which covers approx.. 27sqft each. Make sure you let the panels acclimate to the temperature in your room, where you are doing the install, approx.. 24 hours before you apply them. We let them sit about 4 days, since we were waiting for the weekend. Each panel measures out at 19.68?x 19.68? inches. However, they are all nominal. The way the come out of the machine, they are not all exactly the same. So, measure and trim before install. That is what we discovered. My husband said this is too be expected, and experiences this with tile all of the time, too. The adhesive we used to install the panels is Power Grab by Loctite. He really liked how well this adhesive worked. The panels held very well, and didn’t need to be taped while the adhesive took hold. Now, besides measuring and trimming your panels, you will also want to sand down the edges. Really check out each panel. Ours had mildly rough edges, from the way they were made. So, sand them down before mounting them. Below are two pictures of a painted sample with rough edges. You can sand the edges down and repaint without difficulty.

Then, make sure you mark your center line when you start your layout. You want to apply your adhesive to the back of the panel, on all of the raised surfaces, then apply them to your wall. Once all of your panels are up, according to your plan, it is time to prime, and then paint your panels. The panels dry fairly quickly, as the boards are quite absorbent.

You may need to re-sand the edges after the primer dries. That is something you will have to decide. We chose a high gloss paint, for that smooth, modern finish. We set up our own spray tent area with visqueen and painters tape. That way our area was protected from any overspray mist. The spray technique really allows you to get that smooth, sleek finish. We used Valspar High Gloss Lacquer in White. This paint really worked well on the panels, and no special sprayer was needed. Since we only did a section on our wall, we trimmed out the panels with premium grade 1x2s. Then we used caulk to fill in the gap. That was also really simple and fairly inexpensive to do. You want to prime and paint the panels after they are installed on the wall. That way you can also make sure any spacing between the panels is also painted, for a smooth finished product.

Our panels were nice and solid, and easy to work with. We did not have any damaged panels in our shipment.  We are extremely happy with the finished product. We love it as our background for the electric fireplace we installed. It adds so much style and flare to the room. With the lacquer finish that we chose, it adds a lot of shine to them when the light hits it just so. I can’t wait to hang my new chandelier in the room as the finishing touch. 3D Wall Panels at www.csiwallpanels.com, is definitely worth a visit and a purchase.

You can follow them through social media here:

     https://www.facebook.com/CSI3DWallPanels/

     https://twitter.com/CSIWallPanels

     https://www.pinterest.com/CSIwallpanels/

     https://plus.google.com/101918191842325655654

     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COi_fyvDxtE

I was provided a sample. All opinions are honest and my own. I received no payment for this review, and do not receive any payment from any of their sales, in any way.

Editorial Note: I was told by WallArt that this company buys the panels through them, then sells them, and had me blog about the product. WallArt threatened me with legal action, because they wanted their name mentioned. I have no prior knowledge of their company, and they have been ugly to me to deal with. Personally, I do not like their ethics. Their information is:  www.mywallart.com. They are the ones that make the Select Wall Panels, supplied to me by CSI Wall Panels.

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A convenient lightweight hose. – TopStockBiz’ Top Rated 50 Ft. Expandable Hose. https://cspierdowis.com/a-convenient-lightweight-hose-topstockbiz-top-rated-50-ft-expandable-hose/ https://cspierdowis.com/a-convenient-lightweight-hose-topstockbiz-top-rated-50-ft-expandable-hose/#comments Thu, 13 Oct 2016 20:07:12 +0000 https://cspierdowis.com/?p=6229  

We have a hose at our house which weighs a ton. Well, it feels like it anyhow. My mom rarely uses her own hose anymore because of how much it weighs. These expanding hoses are pretty neat to use. I think it’s fun to watch it go from tiny, to fully expanded. I received mine in the 50ft length, but they actually have it available in 75, 100, and 150ft lengths too.

This hose comes with accessories as well. In your package you will also get a couple washers, a plastic hose hanger, and a really nice hose nozzle. The nozzle is great. I love the ones like this one, since there are multiple water stream choices to choose from. Instead of changing out the whole nozzle, you just need to turn the face of the nozzle to your chosen field. There are actually 8 choices too. The nozzle is comfortable to hold. The back side of it is molded for a natural hold, and it has a rubber coating on it, as well, to ensure a solid grip. There is even an easy flow control switch that just moves to the side. It’s a very easy on/off switch to use. This is separate from the trigger pull to use the hose. The fittings on the hose are made out of solid copper, so you will not have any rusting issues. I live by the coast, so that is very important. They include washers, and the threads were done well. I have no issues, fortunately. The hose is also more durable then you would think, lol. It has a 3/4″ double-latex core and a water-resistant nylon fabric shell. When it is dry, it measures out at 16’, and expands to the 50’ during use. Such a fun feature. This hose is so much lighter in weight to use. When dry it weighs around 2lbs, and it’s a breeze to maneuver because of the low weight, when in use. Overall, I am really happy with this hose. It does not leak, or hinder my good water pressure. It’s easier to use than our heavy hose. The freebie hose hanger is made out of plastic. Is it the best set up, no. But, it works, and will weather well. Depending on your hose bib, it will just slide over it. No hardware is needed for the hose holder. It’s nice that they added it. It’s a solid hose, and it does its’ job well.

I received this, at a discount. I was under no obligation to write my unbiased and hones review. – TopStockBiz’ Top Rated 50 Ft. Expandable Hose.

If you would like to purchase this product, it can be found here on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01L7QCQA2/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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A great company for your bathroom and kitchen needs: Loban on Amazon. https://cspierdowis.com/a-great-company-for-your-bathroom-and-kitchen-needs-loban-on-amazon/ https://cspierdowis.com/a-great-company-for-your-bathroom-and-kitchen-needs-loban-on-amazon/#comments Mon, 10 Oct 2016 19:07:09 +0000 https://cspierdowis.com/?p=6132 If you are doing renovations, and have been walking the home improvement stores, you know how pricey everything can be. It’s a shock really. I have a love/hate relationship with HGTV, because I swear these shows help raise the cost of these type of products. You shouldn’t have to spend a fortune just to replace a faucet or shower head.

I’ve had the pleasure of being able to test out some of the Loban store products on Amazon. They have products that cover the kitchen and bathroom arenas in regards to faucets, shower heads and systems, brackets, shower arms, water hoses and adapters, accessories, and more.

They offer products in many finishes: Oil Rubbed Bronze, Brass, Antique Finishes, Brushed Nickel, Chrome, and Gold Tone. They have very modern, classic, and what I call Fancy designs, to choose from. They even offer hands free faucets on their storefront as well. Hands free sounds very exciting to me. I have tested out a few featured in this review. One taller, 12” waterfall faucet. It can be used with both a vessel sink and a regular sink. A shiny gold 10” shower head, that has LED lights in it. That is really fun by the way. 2 Shower arms at just under 16”: Chrome, and Stainless. The last item I just reviewed is what I call a modern throw back to a tub filler, set up.

This particular tub filler has a waterfall effect to it, in regards to how the water comes out. The tub spout actually swivels side to side as well. It has two separate knobs for hot and cold, and a switch that moves it from tub filler, to spray nozzle. With this particular tub filler, you have to have a separate control installed for your shower head, if it is a tub/shower combination. The spray nozzle, and this tub filler, reminds me of an old fashioned telephone. This set up is great to wash your pets with, your kids with, or even your feet, if that is all that needs washing.

The shower head arms are made well, and have a very modern look to them. Since these extend out further, and straight, they can handle rain shower, shower heads, easily. They come with a square deck plate, that really gives it a polished, modern look. The Gold shower head I received is also available in their shop in other finishes, and sizes. I love, love, love, the added touch of LED lights. They go on only when the water is running. I didn’t realize how fun they were to have until I saw them in person. It’s a great feature. They use brass construction in their faucets, as well as ceramic discs. These really help keep them drip free, and working well.

Out of the ones I have just tested, and the ones I have tested in the past, I have had great luck with them. I’ve only had one leak at a seam, and it was an obvious manufacturing booboo. It was a bronze version of the Gold shower head, which works beautifully by the way. I haven’t had any odd noises associated with the products I have tested.

We have a few installed for daily use in our home now, and have had no issues at all. In fact, the faucet at the home we are renovating runs better than my moms’ name brand one. We haven’t had any dripping issues, or have had any products stop functioning like they should. They sell towel holders, and soap dishes and more. The prices are great, and they have been very pleasant to deal with. Overall, I am really happy with these products. They are made well, have sturdy construction. I am comfortable recommending these products.

 

I received these for free. I was under no obligation to leave my honest and unbiased review.

(I’ve also included a few photos of products that we have reviewed in the past.)

Loban Storefront: https://www.amazon.com/s?marketplaceID=ATVPDKIKX0DER&me=A127DSHWJFYLQN&merchant=A127DSHWJFYLQN&redirect=true

Products featured in this blog, and links to purchase:

https://www.amazon.com/Votamuta-Waterfall-Bathroom-Lavatory-Faucets/dp/B01JG2589A/ref=sr_1_5?m=A127DSHWJFYLQN&s=merchant-items&ie=UTF8&qid=1476072838&sr=1-5

https://www.amazon.com/Votamuta-Brushed-Bathroom-Telephone-Handheld/dp/B01HES21ZW/ref=sr_1_11?m=A127DSHWJFYLQN&s=merchant-items&ie=UTF8&qid=1476072838&sr=1-11

https://www.amazon.com/Votamuta-Mounted-Rainfall-Shower-Square/dp/B01IN0ST56/ref=sr_1_1?m=A127DSHWJFYLQN&s=merchant-items&ie=UTF8&qid=1476073663&sr=1-1&keywords=B01IN0ST56

https://www.amazon.com/Votamuta-Polished-Bathroom-Accessories-Mounted/dp/B01H4PJ7C0/ref=sr_1_1?m=A127DSHWJFYLQN&s=merchant-items&ie=UTF8&qid=1476073430&sr=1-1&keywords=B01H4PJ7C0

https://www.amazon.com/Votamuta-Stainless-Bathroom-Accessories-Mounted/dp/B01H4PJ540/ref=sr_1_1?m=A127DSHWJFYLQN&s=merchant-items&ie=UTF8&qid=1476073470&sr=1-1&keywords=B01H4PJ540

 

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A perfect home accessory. – Votamuta’s Tissue Roll Hanger Wall Mount Contemporary Style, Brushed Finish https://cspierdowis.com/a-perfect-home-accessory-votamutas-tissue-roll-hanger-wall-mount-contemporary-style-brushed-finish/ https://cspierdowis.com/a-perfect-home-accessory-votamutas-tissue-roll-hanger-wall-mount-contemporary-style-brushed-finish/#respond Tue, 04 Oct 2016 23:25:42 +0000 https://cspierdowis.com/?p=5777  

It’s not always convenient to mount a product to your walls. For some reason the tp holder in my mom’s room keeps getting pulled out of the wall. I think it’s the area on the wall, It’s next to her walk in closet, and there are no direst studs in that area, and we are using wall anchors. Even if she just hits it with her knee, it’s coming off. I recently bought her one like this, and it works so much better. Now, some people aren’t handy, or have tiled walls, and don’t or can’t attach product that involve drilling. So, again, this peel and stick product is perfect. The entire back plate is covered with a thick, double sided sticky adhesive tape. (The tape is 3 ¼” x 1 5/8th”.) It mounts, and stays. Make sure you are level prior to mounting it. Take out your level, and dry a small line, where you want to place it, and then place it on the line. It’s not moving once put in place. Make sure the area is nice and clean and dry before mounting it also, for longer adherence. This item is very sturdy. It is made better than the one I had bought my mom. The material is rust proof T-304 stainless steel. And pretty thick as well. There is a slight upswing of the arm, to then end of the arm. This, I’m sure, is to make sure your tp roll stays put, while in use. There is a ½” arm that sticks up to also make sure it does. I have no issues. We use the big TP Scott roll, and it fits on this perfectly. This is a great one for tight spaces as well, since it only protrudes out as for as your toilet paper roll, lol. The holders’ measurements are: 5 ¼” x 3 7/8th” in size. Even though it is stainless steel it has a great brushed finish, and looks great paired with brushed nickel finishes. This product can also be used with dish towels/hand towels. I am using mine for my kitchen dish towel. I do not want to hang a towel for my door, so I hung this on the side of the cabinet that faces my sink. I love it there, since it lies so flat, and holds the towel perfectly. This is a very handy and useful piece. I’m so glad it’s well made and easy to mount as well.

I received this for free. I was in no obligation to leave an unbiased and honest review, like I did. – Votamuta Tissue Roll Hanger Wall Mount Contemporary Style, Brushed Finish

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If you would like to purchase this product, it can be found here on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Votamuta-Tissue-Hanger-Contemporary-Brushed/dp/B01LCVTN9E/ref=sr_1_5?srs=14979504011&ie=UTF8&qid=1475351903&sr=8-5&keywords=tissue

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It’s shower time. – Votamuta’s Modern Oil Rubbed Bronze Square Rain Shower Head, Faucet Valve Mixer Tap, Waterfall & Rain Shower Sprayer, Wall Mounted https://cspierdowis.com/its-shower-time-votamutas-modern-oil-rubbed-bronze-square-rain-shower-head-faucet-valve-mixer-tap-waterfall-rain-shower-sprayer-wall-mounted/ https://cspierdowis.com/its-shower-time-votamutas-modern-oil-rubbed-bronze-square-rain-shower-head-faucet-valve-mixer-tap-waterfall-rain-shower-sprayer-wall-mounted/#respond Tue, 04 Oct 2016 22:36:40 +0000 https://cspierdowis.com/?p=5735 bronze-shower-unit-26

When this first arrived, I thought it was broken, lol. It turns out, that to make shipping it easier, and to lessen the chance of breakage during hipping, they place the water connections into the main shower unit, not attached. Just unscrew the top panel. It requires a regular sized Phillips Head screwdriver. Then thread the two brass fittings through the coordinating holes, and attach them into place with the coordinating brass nuts. Then just screw the panel back on. Now, unless you have a two-hole shower set-up already in place, this unit will require a replumb, even if you are not setting up the sprayer with it. It is not an either or situation, it requires a separate water feed for both the waterfall and the rain shower, shower heads. Now, no actual water line comes with this unit. You need to supply all of the actual lines to both head units, and then the sprayer unit. We are not fond of the sprayer unit. It is not made up to the same quality as the shower head unit, and main hand control center. Those are done pretty well.

Now, you can forgo the sprayer unit, and attach your tub feed into that port. Then with the switch over switch, it would go from tub to shower, not shower to sprayer. Our main concern with the sprayer is the threaded area where you would attach your water line. It’s plastic, and even with tape, can leak. The shower unit itself uses heavy duty brass fittings. The main unit with the handle, is where you attach the hot to one side, and the cold to the other side. The top feed is where the water comes out and heads to the shower head. You will need to supple your own splitter here, so one mixed feed heads to the rain shower head, and the other mixed temp feed heads to the waterfall feature at the same time. This main unit is heavy duty, solid brass, and made very well. It’s threaded perfectly on ours, and my husband who is in construction, is very happy with it.

They include two drive pins to install the shower head with. These are for a concrete wall install. More than likely you will need to get your own hardware that matches your particular construction setup. Overall, this unit has a very striking look. The majority of it is made well, and out of brass and metal. The oil rubbed bronze finish is really pretty. Mine arrived with no scratches on it. You need to have solid water pressure at your home, or this unit will not be overly enjoyable for you. It puts out a lot of water at one time, so your pressure needs to be pretty darn good. It gives your shower a very modern look, but with a classic color.

 

I received this for free. It was my personal idea to leave an unbiased and honest review. I was under no obligation to do so.- Votamuta Modern Oil Rubbed Bronze Square Rain Shower Head Faucet Valve Mixer Tap Waterfall & Rain Shower Sprayer Wall Mounted

If you would like to purchase this product, it can be found here on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LW55M2J/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_S_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=387YQV5WBTP25&coliid=I3M9S06HHJBVAI

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Inspection time. – [Upgraded Version] Ragu Directs’ Distianert Endoscope 8.5MM 2.0 Megapixel 2 In 1 Smartphone + USB https://cspierdowis.com/inspection-time-upgraded-version-ragu-directs-distianert-endoscope-8-5mm-2-0-megapixel-2-in-1-smartphone-usb/ https://cspierdowis.com/inspection-time-upgraded-version-ragu-directs-distianert-endoscope-8-5mm-2-0-megapixel-2-in-1-smartphone-usb/#respond Mon, 03 Oct 2016 23:20:29 +0000 https://cspierdowis.com/?p=5725  

My husband and older son are commercial electricians, and carpenters. They work in really tight spaces sometimes, and when they go into an existing build and have to trouble shoot problems, an endoscope really helps them out. They already have and use one, so we are not new to them. We were happy to see this upgraded version. We already have one that we use via our Android phones and one that you need your computer on deck, to use it. This one has upped the game with technology, at an affordable price. We have Samsung phones: Edge 6 and Note 5, in our homes. This unit just plugs and plays via the camera. You need to flip up half of the USB port, to turn it into the micro USB end. Then attach it to your phone, and open up your camera. You have to agree to it, and then you are in. Then just follow the icons to snap photos or take videos. That is literally all you have to do. Your chosen decide you plug it into, is what powers it. As soon as you plug it in, the 6 LEDs turn on. They are very bright. Now, even though it is highly usable without the app on my phone, I went ahead and scanned the QR code in the instructional booklet, after using it both on my phone and laptop. So, it isn’t necessary, if you have limited space on your phone. The app is called UsbCamera, and it is free. You can’t even look at the app without the camera not being plugged in either. Then, you still have to allow your phone to use the camera for the USB. So, there really is no difference on my Note 5. This endoscope comes with drawstring storage bag, head attachments, an instruction booklet, and a mini CD. Now, I have a newer laptop with Windows 10 on it. I never install via a disc, unless I have too. So, I always try things straight forward, and then try the items it comes with, to really test out a product. It literally plugged into my laptop, and automatically installed its’ drivers. I never had to load the mini disc. This unit is 13ft long, and the head diameter is 8.5mm. It comes with a mirror, hook, and magnet attachments. They are simple attachments, and the magnet keeps coming loose on me. It is waterproof. So no worries about looking into clogged drains and toilets. Now. I did delete the app off of my phone shortly after install. With use, it stopped working well with the endoscope for me. It works better as plug and play on my phone. I was not able to separately control my LEDs, in regards to their brightness levels. That didn’t matter to me. They are bright, and when you shove it into places, it’s normally dark where you’re using it. The images aren’t as clear as my regular camera, or laptop camera is, but the images are still legible. These are the resolution specs from their site: “1600*1200 & 2.0 Megapixel.” You can tell it’s a 2megapixel camera. But, since this can send you a clear enough image to diagnose with, it’s all we need. It has been working well for us. We love the plug and play simplicity with the phone. It is so much more convenient for my guys this way. And it fits into any tool bag, as well.

I received this, for free, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. – [Upgraded Version] Distianert Endoscopes 8.5MM 2.0 Megapixel 2 In 1 Smartphone USB Borescopes Inspection Camera for Android System & Compatible with laptop (Win/Mac) 6 LED and 4M Cable

If you would like to purchase this product, it can be found here on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LF0QC5K/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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Fast charging, baby! – Topgreener’s TU1152QC3 Quick Charge 3.0 USB Charger Outlet 2 Fast Ports https://cspierdowis.com/fast-charging-baby-topgreeners-tu1152qc3-quick-charge-3-0-usb-charger-outlet-2-fast-ports/ https://cspierdowis.com/fast-charging-baby-topgreeners-tu1152qc3-quick-charge-3-0-usb-charger-outlet-2-fast-ports/#respond Mon, 26 Sep 2016 20:08:22 +0000 https://cspierdowis.com/?p=5647 new-3-0-outlet-18

Electricity is pretty much the life blood of people nowadays. Nothing runs without power. Our electronics have evolved so much over the years, and we really haven’t updated our homes and offices, to keep up. It’s not always convenient to plug in adapters. It’s aesthetically not pretty to look at. They can be bulky, and knocked out the outlet easily. I also experience a lot of issues with a lot of fast charging adapters. I have them burn out a lot, and/or they get really hot to the touch, while in use. I have other outlets from this company, and they are really nice. My husband is a commercial electrician, so he is picky about the outlets we install and use. He really likes their products as well. This particular outlet is one of their newer ones. It is the first “In-Wall Qualcomm® Certified Quick Charge 3.0 USB charger featuring up to 4X faster Charging to Enabled Devices”. That’s impressive, and I feel assured going into a new product, seeing that certification. This particular outlet actually arrives with three different colored face plates. The white cover arrives installed on the unit, and a separate beige, and black cover, are individually wrapped in the box. A surprise to me, was that this time, they included a micro USB cord with this outlet. We just use android devices, so we love that. But then, most items, other than phones and tablets, use micro USBs to charge as well. This particular outlet has 1 – 3 prong plug outlet, and 2 –   2.4Amp max output, according to the devices’ power needs, ports. It will not over charge your item, as well as give it more power than it needs. It has smart charging as well as fast charging abilities.

We installed this outlet in our kitchen that’s being renovated. Kitchen areas tend to be a hub, for most families. It’s nice to be able to just plug in charge. Our devices link up right away with this outlet. With their included cord, or our other Samsung fast charger cords, it actually comes up on our phones as Fast Charging. It is most definitely a fast charger. We can charge our phones from almost dead, to full, in about 30-40 minutes. A task, which normally takes at least two hours on regular chargers. Our phones actually tell you when you have real fast charging going on. So, I most definitely believe their claims on this outlet. This outlet is a normal install. It sits a little deeper than some basic outlets, but most boxes are sized to accept these larger ones. It sits 1 ½” deep. It can also be installed in a GFCI outlet too. It can be tricky to remove their faceplates. There is a little indent on the end of the plate. You can place a butter knife, or flat head screwdriver, into this area, and pop it off, if needed. We used the white plate that came installed on it. Now, you do need to supply your own Cover plate for this outlet. They can be found easily at your local hardware store. We went with a stainless steel one for this outlet. This 15A outlet is also tamper proof in case you have little children. Some can’t resist trying to push things into outlets. So, no worries with this one. Overall, this is a great working product. It is reliable and made well. It was easy to install and supplies actual fast charging, as described.

I received this, for free, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. – TOPGREENER TU1152QC3 Quick Charge 3.0 USB Charger Outlet 2 Fast Ports for LG G5, Samsung Galaxy S7, HTC 10, Iphones, Ipad, Tablet |Qualcomm Certified

If you would like to purchase this product, it can be found here on Amazon:  https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01L8448CM/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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A great security measure for your home. – Innovative Home’s Wireless Remote Control Outlet Switch. https://cspierdowis.com/a-great-security-measure-for-your-home-innovative-homes-wireless-remote-control-outlet-switch/ https://cspierdowis.com/a-great-security-measure-for-your-home-innovative-homes-wireless-remote-control-outlet-switch/#comments Sat, 10 Sep 2016 05:05:09 +0000 https://cspierdowis.com/?p=5480

I got really excited about this product, when I first read about it. I’ve always wanted a way to turn my lights on from outside of the house, when I come home at night. It’s not only for safety, but I also have a son who is terrified of the dark. Safety, though, is my main concern. You hear about people coming home, only to find a criminal still in their house. That is a terrifying thought. Being able to walk into the lit environment, allows you to be able to react faster, and more safely. There are a lot of app related products now, but anything like that can be hacked, and then people can just mess with you, and that’s not something I feel like dealing with. This set from Innovative Home is pretty simple to set up. They have two options available. You can get 5 outlets with 2 remotes, or the version I bought. I bought the version that comes with 1 remote and three outlets. I went back and forth over my decision. Since I am a stay at home mom, I decided we really only need one remote for when we all go out together in the evening. Then, at night, we can keep the remote in our bedroom. If we hear a noise, we can turn on the main house lights with our remote, before heading into the rooms to see what it was. Yet, again, another important safety measure.

I am so happy how easy this set is to operate. I mean, the instruction pamphlet is literally a fold out sheet, less than 4 inches tall, lol. On the bottom of each plug in device there is a black button. You press the button, once it’s plugged into the outlet, and hold it. When it flashes, press the number button on the remote that you want it to be paired with. That is it. That is all you have to do. Before you can use the remote, you will need to pull out the plastic tab. It comes ready to go with batteries already installed in it. They designed this item, so when it is plugged into an outlet, you can still use the outlet underneath it. Sometimes these things are so large, that is not possible. The remote has two rows of buttons on it. They are clearly labeled as well. On the left side of the remote, you have the on buttons for 1,2,3, and All. On the right side of the remote, you have the off buttons for 1,2,3, and all. At first I wondered why they separated the on and off functions. After thinking about it, I decided it was a good thing for most people. In an emergency a lot of people can’t think straight. They might press the same button more than once, actually turning the lights back off on themselves. This way, that accident can’t really happen. This remote has a distance of up to 100ft away from the source. Being behind a bunch of walls is an issue. I couldn’t turn on the far away table lamp from behind my bedroom door. If I pointed it out of my bedroom door, then I could turn it on. There were too many obstacles. I still had a long hallway and wall in my way, from behind my bedroom door. I did not have to step out of my bedroom though. Which was a good sign. You can also turn the lights on as you enter the home, as long as those lights are in the main area you are entering. Not only is this a great safety measure, but it helps you conserve energy as well. We try and remember to leave a light on when we go out. Leaving a light on while you aren’t home all day costs money. So, this device can actually save you on your electrical bill as well. Overall, a great working product. It is simple to set up and use. It is a great and affordable safety measure to implement in the home.

I received this, at a discount, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. – Innovative Home’s Wireless Remote Control Outlet Switch – Best Electrical Smart Plug On/Off Control – Perfect For Household Appliances/Devices.

If you would like to order this product, it can be found here on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01GTYSIPO/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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Privacy achieved. – Danaces’ Self-Adhesive Window Film Sticker. https://cspierdowis.com/privacy-achieved-danaces-self-adhesive-window-film-sticker/ https://cspierdowis.com/privacy-achieved-danaces-self-adhesive-window-film-sticker/#respond Sat, 03 Sep 2016 00:12:28 +0000 https://cspierdowis.com/?p=5331

We are renovating a home. In the Master Bathroom, there is a large window. We toyed with the idea of applying spray window frosting to the glass, but that is not reversible, and it doesn’t always come out even, which is so ugly. I was very excited to see this window cling. We have used window cling in the past on my mother’s French doors, so the concept is not new to me. The only reason she removed it, was because she replaced her doors, lol. It was still going strong.

This window cling arrives with very clear, installation instructions. That is key. It arrives, tightly rolled up, which is usual for this type of product. Be very, very careful peeling the cellophane wrapper off of the roll. I almost ripped part of my instructions. Now, the window film itself is a nice thickness. It has the frosted look that I was looking for. I suggest making a templet out of cardboard, or thick, cardstock paper, and then trace it onto the film, and cut accordingly. If you have small panes, like I do, make sure you make it a little bigger, and then trim to fit with a box cutter, while it’s adhered to the window. When you install this film, make sure you thoroughly clean your window first. Then, spray it with some mildly soapy water, and apply your window film. Do not forget to peel off the backing on the window film. Lol, I did the first time, and was so frustrated. They even clearly state it in their directions, too. Then squeegee it, to get out the excess water and air bubbles. When you are all done, cut off the excess window film. I am really, really pleased with the outcome.

I cannot believe how well it stays up, and how much privacy it actually affords you. It is so wonderful, and a relief to me since we were doing it to a bathroom window. That is a room you really want privacy in. Besides privacy, this window film also blocks out light, UV rays, and helps energy conservation. That is key for us also, it’s an older home with older windows. The roll is indeed 17.7” wide by 78.7” long.  So, measure out your window first, and plan on how much you will need prior to ordering. I absolutely love this product, and I like that they have it available in several different options. We did just half of the window for the review, to show the drastic difference. My window will be completely covered, and I am just thrilled with it. I am very comfortable recommending this product.

I received this product, at a discount, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. – Danaces’ Self-Adhesive Window Film Sticker.

If you would like to purchase this window film, it can be found here on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01K2MSQA6/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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