Comments about Product: We have the old deep well cans in a cathedral ceiling. Husband took one look and said send them back, but I did a bit of reading and shopping, and found that I could make them work for the same amount of cash it would cost to send them back:). Removed the old cans, took the trim ring off and hung them back as background cover. Bought the inexpensive bulb adapters with two plugs on sides, like we use for Christmas decorating, this brought the socket down to a reasonable length. Then bought extra springs from Lowes. Removed springs from trim rings by opening them with long needle nose pliers. Attached the two round ends and tightened them. Hung the hooks in the can part first, then used pliers to pull spring down and hooked into trim ring. Bought one of the smaller size spotlight bulbs, and we have new recessed lighting for less than it would cost to replace the angled cans with metal inserts, and these are beautiful!
Comments about Product: We purchased our house 20 years ago and have always had a simple recessed light above the kitchen sink. The kind that was so popular 20 years ago. I purchased this in the simple bronze to more closely match my other lighting. It didn't take long for my husband to install and it looks so much nicer. Quick fix for an old light at a good price.
Comments about Product: Wasn't sure if this item would work in my application (Shower enclosure). It turned out to work perfectly. After reading some of the prior install issues, I ended up using 2 screws attached to the upper slots of the recessed light can and attaching the spring hooks to them. Worked great! Very attractive addition.
Comments about Product: These light covers are really nice and have a great look to them. I used the silver for the kitchen and the decoraticve ones for the great room. They both look wonderful. The down side is figuring out how to get them in and then doing it. My husband finally figured it out and it still took some time to get them in. He was not really happy but he loves the way it looks. I guess it all dependes on the type of housing you have for the can lights as to how they fit and how long it takes to put them in. Worth the work though.
Comments about Product: These trim rings give recessed lights an elegant look. Love them and have replaced all our recessed lights with them!! Plow and Hearth has excellent customer service and quality products.
Comments about Product: I installed 10 of these in my newly renovated house. The installation was tricky at first, but if you follow the instructions, and lower the can and light, you will have them installed in no time. I have had many compliments on how they look.
Comments about Product: I purchased the bronze trim rings for the recessed lighting in my kitchen. What a difference they made! My recessed lighting went from boring and harsh to a really polished look. The lighting is softened just enough. I'll admit I was nervous to order them reading the reviews stating they were difficult to install, but was delighted at how easy they actually were to install - the key is using the recommended pencil to hook them on. These are definitely a must-have!
Comments about Product: Looks much nicer than the trim rings that came with my recessed lights. Price is good, compared to other catalog sources. Tough to install; I finally cut a notch in the end of a long 1/4 inch dowel and used it to poke the end of the spring up into the light canister. Perhaps such a gizmo could be supplied along with the trim ring???
Comments about Product: Springs used to hold ring in place are designed to hook into holes in the side of recessed light. Our light has no holes - therefore could not install. This needs to be pointed out in catalogue write-up. Had to return items for a refund.
Comments about Product: I ordered five of these in the bronze for my kitchen. They went up easily after I played around with the first one. ( use a pen or pencil as recommended in the instructions!! ) They are well made and just beautiful... I love subtle, classy impact in my kitchen. I also installed two of the screw -in linen glass shade pendant lights near the sink... they look great together!!!
Comments about Product: Loved the look and quality of this product but disappointed that the rings were too large to fit the existing size of the spot light fixtures in my house. I would suggest the minimum size opening be included in the product description.
Comments about Product: Turn off electric to lights before starting. I had to push up the bulb socket inside a little to reveal slots to attach the springs. After attaching the springs, I had to pull the sockets back down as far down to their original position. I needed to use a socket extender and a four inch bulb. You cannot have large hands and do this!!! Even with the hassle this is a better option for us than replacing the lights. These rings fit our 6" (25 yrs old) can lights well but it took a while to figure out where to put the springs!! Hope I did it right!!
Comments about Product: this is my second purchase and installed the white in kitchen; first purchase was bronze selection for bathroom; these accents brings the rooms to a level of fine detailing and illustrates to your guests your fine taste of living
Comments about Product: Description needs much more detail. Can't use in new type all enclosed cans. Color looks more like copper, the underside of ring is the correct color of bronze. Therefore, does not match the pendant lights we bought from P&H.
Have to use smaller diameter bulbs.
Comments about Product: After reading the reviews, it was a matter of realizing after all these years that the inside of the flood light casings were adjustable. Our lights were always at different depths depending on brand. 123, we lowered them from the inside, installed the new rings which are gorgeous. Wish I'd had the confidence to order for the bathroom to get the lower price.
Comments about Product: This product is a high quality piece. Some have stated that attaching the retaining springs to the light can was difficult. I found that by using a long sharpened pencil inserted in the spring eyelet made navigating the spring onto the tab in the can through the trim opening easy. Product arrived in a few days after ordering.
Comments about Product: We purchased 7 of the bronze rings for kitchen. The catalog doesn't provide enough detail about size and installation. These are made for cans which hold 7" bulbs. That's important because the new ring is for 4" bulbs. There is an included adapter can that fits inside the larger can. Hardest part of installation is attaching springs inside can. I tried both a ball pen and a long needle-nose. Both worked pretty well, and speed improved as I went along. It's also hard to install the light bulb because of tight space. I found a small suction cup at hardware and it worked well. Complete installation instructions are included.
The rings are attractive and good quality. Worth the cost.
Comments about Product: These are of exceptional quality and design. The flaw that I found is not unique to this product, but common to all rings of this type. The spring based attachment is just tedious to install.
Comments about Product: I put these in my newly remodeled kitchen - they look beautiful. Really put the finishing touch on the lighting for that room. I had my electrician install them because the cans we had needed to be replaced so that these rings fit.
Comments about Product: This product was exactly what I was looking for & unable to find out there anywhere else. Found other bronze rings but not in a simple classic design. Looks very rich. Love them, there were not a disappointment!
Comments about Product: This truly lends an air of elegance to inset lighting. Our only complaint is that installation was not easy. It did not go in the way the ones you buy at [...] and my husband had a hell of a time getting it to hook on properly.
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The Olla: A Brief History
Olla (Spanish, pronounced “oh-ya”) jars have been around since ancient times. Made of unglazed ceramic, ollas traditionally have short, narrow necks with wider bodies, and are made in a variety of shapes. They have been used for thousands of years for cooking, storage, and plant irrigation.
When used to irrigate plants, an olla is buried neck-deep in the ground near a plant’s roots, with the opening of the olla extended above the soil so that it can be filled with water periodically. The porous walls of the unglazed pottery allow the water to seep through gradually, constantly and consistently hydrating the plants without overwatering them – and without wasting precious water to evaporation or runoff.
The use of ollas for irrigation was introduced to the American Southwest by Spanish conquistadors during Colonial times, becoming very common among Native American tribes and Hispanic settlers. Though the technique gave way to more modern methods of irrigation some time ago, its superior efficiency, coupled with its simplicity, has caused it to make a comeback. Though the technique has changed little since its introduction, today’s ollas are usually capped off, making them even more water-efficient.
Perfect for home gardens, Ollas are a super-easy, eco-friendly, less time-consuming way to water annuals, perennials, herbs, vegetables and plants of all kinds in dry, sandy soil, very hot or drought-prone areas, raised beds, and even pots, planters and hanging baskets. Fill the olla before you leave on a short vacation to enjoy worry-free watering – and a smaller water bill!