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Price Drop Alert on Velleman Do-It-Yourself Kits and Tools!

October 30, 2013 Leave a comment

Velleman Price Drop Sale

Price Drop Alert! Hurry and get great pre-holiday deals on all Velleman DIY kits and tools!

1. Velleman VTMUS3 Crimping Tool Kit for Network Cables – Normally $110.00 Hot Deal $88.96

Velleman VTMUS3 Crimping Tool Kit for Network Cables

  • Crimping tool
  • LAN tester
  • UTP/STP wire stripper/cutter
  • Punch down tool
  • 125 Modular plugs

2. Velleman VL2500HUF Ultrafast Charger for Ni-MH AA and AAA Batteries – Normally $107.40 Hot Deal $64.70

Velleman VL2500HUF Ultrafast Charger for Ni-MH AA and AAA Batteries

  • Charges one to four batteries at a time
  • Automatic charge current selection
  • Includes adapter for charging batteries in your car

3. Velleman DVM3218 Pen-Type Digital Multimeter – Normally $67.90 Hot Deal $41.96

Velleman DVM3218 Pen-Type Digital Multimeter

  • Auto range or manual range
  • Data-hold function
  • Auto power-off
  • Diode and continuity test
  • Voltage measurements, current measurements,resistance measurements

Click here to check out all of our Velleman products!

Avoid Costly Water Damage to your home with the INSTEON Water Leak Sensor

January 30, 2013 Leave a comment

INSTEON Water Leak Sensor

The risk of water damage in a home is high. In fact, it is one of the most common home insurance claims. Every year millions of homeowners suffer billions of dollars in losses. But these losses can be reduced or even avoided altogether with the new INSTEON Leak Sensor.

Leak Sensor alerts you so you can stop the leak before damage to your home occurs. Simply add as many sensors as you’d like to the INSTEON Hub* (sold separately) and get instant alerts delivered via text/email to your smartphone. The INSTEON Hub also allows you to add cameras for remote monitoring, motion sensors, door/window sensors and of course control over lighting and appliances in your home.

*The Leak Sensor transmits via radio signals. The INSTEON Hub communicates via power-line only. Please be sure to have a Range Extender/Access Point or other dual-band INSTEON device installed for communication between Leak Sensor and INSTEON Hub.

For more advanced applications, consider HouseLinc or ISY-99. Together with a leak sensor you can activate a whole-house water shutoff valve when water is detected. These solutions also provide text/email alerts as well as more advanced conditional programming.

This easy to use, battery powered leak sensor can provide the early detection necessary to prevent leaks from creating major damage to your home.

The INSTEON Leak Sensor installs quickly and easily – no need to run wires or drill holes. Simply place the sensor near where water leaks may occur. Some common places are:

  • Washing machines
  • Toilets
  • Water heaters
  • Sinks
  • Refrigerators (water filters)
  • Dishwashers
  • Basements
  • Water Softeners

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Top Holiday Gifts for the Do-It-Yourselfer

December 6, 2012 Leave a comment

One2Flush 200 Dual Flush Conversion Kit

Convert Standard-Flush Toilets to Dual-Flush to Save 40 Percent of Water Flushed Daily

Installation – Easy: About 30 Minutes

Reduce your water bill by 10% by installing the One2Flush Dual-Flush Conversion Kit. The easy-to-install kit can save homeowners more than 10,000 gallons of fresh water a year. Depending on water district rates, a dual-flush toilet can begin paying for itself with the first flush. Push the handle one way to rinse liquids, push it the other way for a full tank flush for solids. This simple concept has been used in Europe and in commercial applications for years. Now, instead of replacing the entire toilet, simply install a dual-flush retrofit valve and begin saving water and money. Item# 3295

Cooper Wiring Devices TR7740-W USB Charger with Tamper Resistant Receptacle - White

A Permanent and Energy Efficient Alternative to Bulky USB Adapters

Installation -  Easy: About 15-20 Minutes

With this in-wall combination USB charger and tamper resistant receptacle unit, you’ll be able to charge portable electronic devices directly from a wall outlet. No more carrying around bulky USB adapters or powering up a computer to charge cell phones, music players, PDAs, or any other USB-powered device. All you will need is a USB cable to connect to the one of two USB ports on this unit. This energy-efficient unit uses less energy than traditional chargers, leading to savings of up to $31 per year in electricity costs. In addition to the USB ports, this unit also features one standard AC electrical outlet. Equipped with UL approved tamper resistant shutters, this unit complies with the 2011 NEC Article 406.12 requirement. Item# 21675WH

 

Programmable Fireplace Thermostat/Remote

Attach a Programmable Thermostat to Your Fireplace

Installation – Moderate: About 1-2 Hours

Programmable thermostats come in handy, but central heating doesn’t provide the same cozy warmth of a gas fireplace. The Programmable Fireplace Thermostat/Remote adds the convenience of a programmable thermostat to your gas fireplace. Program the system to turn on at specific times on specific days of the week, or set the timer to enjoy the fireplace for a limited time. You’ll even be able to use the included RF remote control to manage the unit from up to 20 feet away! Item# 91371P

US Sunlight Solar 2014ST Skylight TubeSkylight Adds Natural Sunlight to Any Room and Saves Money on Lighting Costs

Installation – Advanced: About 4-6 hours

There is something relaxing about a room filled with natural light that electric lighting just can’t duplicate. With a Skylight Tube from US Sunlight Solar natural light can be captured from the roof and tunneled in to just about any room in a home. Adding natural light to rooms of your home will help cut down on the dependency of electric lighting and thus help you save money on electric bills. The Skylight Tube installs on the roof of a home without having to make major structural changes or do any reframing. The flexible tubing that tunnels light from the roof lens to the desired household room can be extended to as much as 8 feet. When expanded 2 feet from the roof, the flexible tubing will provide enough natural light for a room 175sq/ft and when extended to 8 feet it will light a 100sq/ft room or area. Users will not have to worry about the dual layer polycarbonate roof lens breaking in inclement weather as it is 250 times stronger than its acrylic counterparts. Item# 31996

Working At The Carwash

June 27, 2012 Leave a comment

An Automatic Hose Reel that Makes Storing Your Hose Easier: Claber 8988 Rotoroll Automatic Hose Reel with 33 Foot 1/2-Inch Hose

Claber 8988 Rotoroll Automatic Hose Reel with 33 Foot 1/2-Inch Hose

Washing your own car at home can save you a lot of time and money! Yet, do you cringe every time you have to unwind the hose before and after you wash your car or water your plants? Well, now you no longer have to waste time unwinding the hose before any watering job at home, or even bother with reeling it up after you are finished.

The Claber Automatic Rotoroll Garden Hose Reel is spring-loaded powered with no tangling hose wind-up—perfect! The patented locking device guarantees safety when hose gets rewound and when in use; the locking device takes place automatically when hose is dropped accidently or can be activated by pulling quickly on the desired hose length pulled out. To unlock and rewind the hose, simply give a short tug on the hose and walk it back to the unit. The winder guide moves back and forth ensuring the hose to coil evenly and noiseless.

It is complete with all necessary mounting hardware, unit swivels 180-degree if wall mounted, and potentially 360-degree if floor/patio mounted. The aluminum pin is rustproof and allows easy removal of the reel in the winter time. Unit includes 33-feet 1/2-inch hose which, compared to the 5/8-inch hose, is very light but slightly reduces water flow ; the 3-layer braided hose is resistant to high water pressure handling bursting pressure of 435 PSI. Spray nozzle patterns are (clockwise) wide cone, narrow cone and straight; counter clockwise for off position.

The Claber Rotoroll Automatic Hose Reel also features quick-click couplings for practical faucet attachment and female hose connector with water-stop feature that automatically shuts off water when hose is detached from the nozzle (to use with any other type of nozzle, male accessory adapter is needed, sold separately). Made of polypropylene and molded in glass fiber reinforced plastic that is shockproof and UV-resistant. Minimal assembly and tools required. Handles water temperature up to 104°F and outdoor temperatures up to 122°F.

This product is also available with a manual reel or with a 66 foot hose, sold separately.


Overview

• Automatic reel helps you organize your hose more easily
• Has a weather resistent and UV stabilized construction
• Its non-kink wall makes it easy to wind and rewind its hose

What’s Included
• 1x – 33 Foot 1/2-inch Hose
• 1x – Metal Axle Pin
• 1x – ABS Plastic Wall Mount
• 1x – Threaded Faucet Connector
• 1x – Twist Spray Nozzle
• 1x – 6 1/2 Foot Lead Hose
• 4x – Screws
• 4x – Wall Plugs
• 1x – Pivot Bracket

MORE DETAILS


Don’t use a standard garden hose nozzle when you’re washing your dirty car or when cleaning off the patio, walkway or driveway!


A solution has finally been found to meet all your watering needs with the sturdy, reliable nozzle which provides a powerful jet stream that is adjustable to a wide angle spray pattern!!!

Carrand 90051 Fire Hose Nozzle with On / Off Control

Carrand 90051 Fire Hose Nozzle with On / Off Control

Carrand has taken the basic Fire hose nozzle and made it better with a innovative design. This nozzle has an On-Off Control Valve so you can leave your spray in place by simply turning the water off and back on. Like the other Carrand Fire hose nozzle, it is very durable and carries a lifetime guarantee. The jet from this nozzle will reach distances as great as 40′ and it is still adjustable from rinse to jet spraying.

Overview
• 40 foot spray
• Wide spray pattern
• Jet spray
• Easy On/Off control
• Manufacturer Lifetime Guarantee

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SNAPS! For Playtime

June 26, 2012 Leave a comment

Snap Together Panels Encourage Creativity within a Child while Designing Playtime Structure
Children's Factory 1282 Double Jr. Snap Cube Set with Shape Blocks

Kids just want to have fun, playtime-yes please! Are you looking for some fun new toys to keep your children entertained indoors or even out in the backyard? Every child loves playtime whether it is running around the yard, playing dress up, to painting a picture.

Why not try something new this summer that gets their imagination flowing? The Children’s Factory 1282 Double Jr. Snap Cube Set with Shape Blocks lets young imaginations enjoy hours of rewarding pretend play while providing gross motor benefits. The Jr. Snap Cube Set with Blocks has six panels and a belly flop ramp plus 16 shape blocks that will provide fun day after day, allowing children to crawl in, out, around and through. Perfect for playtime any where!!

The Snap Junior Cube System from Children’s Factory has a modular design that allows you to build a variety of different configurations. This sturdy plastic cube set is like a climb-on sorting cube. Children love finding new ways to play with it. The Children’s Factory Double Jr. Snap Cube Set is designed for ages 18 months to 3 years. Also included are 2 sets of 8 Shape Blocks.

The Double Jr. Snap Cube Set features include:
• 10 snap together panels plus ramp
• 16 shape blocks
• Use creativity to build various structures
                                                                                       • Quickly assembles and disassembles
                                                                                       • Ideal for ages 18 months and older

SnapCubeSystems requires adult assembly, but it’s more fun when children participate in construction. No tools are required. Children’s Factory Learning ProductsSnap Junior CubeSystems pieces are easy to take apart and store and units can easily be moved from indoor to outdoor or from one room to another. This quality Children’s Factory educational toy was chosen for its ability to nurture creative development in children by The Creativity Institute.

What’s Included
• 10x – Snap Panels
• 16x – Shape Blocks
• 1x – Belly flop ramp

TOYS FOR TOTS

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