Franztini
  • Review count
    279
  • Helpfulness votes
    1,011
  • Average rating
    4.6
    4.6 out of 5
  • First Review:
    July 30, 2013
  • Last Review:
    January 10, 2020
 
  • Question count
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      Activity Summary
       
      • Review count
        279
      • Helpfulness votes
        1,011
      • Average rating
        4.6
        4.6 out of 5
      • First Review:
        July 30, 2013
      • Last Review:
        January 10, 2020
       
      • Question count
        7
         
        • Answer count
          75
           
           
           
           
          Franztini's Reviews
           
          The Milwaukee 9 in. x 10 TPI Torch metal-cutting blades with the Double Duty Upgrade feature a tooth form optimized for the longest life and maximum durability. The tough neck is engineered to protect against tang breakage and delivers the strongest SAWZALL blade tang on the market. The grin iron features a stamped honeycomb pattern throughout the body of the blade that greatly increases the rigidity of the blade, making it the stiffest metal cutting SAWZALL blade on the market. Ideal for making tough, straight cuts, these ice-hardened blades are cryogenically treated for up to 50% longer life.
           
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          Don't waste your time or money buying any other Sawzall...
          PostedDecember 10, 2019
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          Don't waste your time or money buying any other Sawzall blades. These blades cut through almost anything and last a very long time before they wear out.
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          Whether at home in a center island, entertaining area, or cozy kitchen, the Studio S Pull-Down Bar Faucet from American Standard is the ideal combination of presence and performance. Contemporary cylinder profile features a single-function aerated spray head with smooth retraction and secure magnetic docking. Unique raised valve with one-piece lever handle provides drip-free performance and adds special distinction in any setting. Color: Stainless Steel.
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          This faucet was received quickly and was well packed.  It is solid construction - no cheap plasti...
          PostedDecember 3, 2019
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          This faucet was received quickly and was well packed.  It is solid construction - no cheap plastic parts! I wanted a faucet for the outdoor kitchen I am building.  It needed to have a pull out faucet, but I didn't need a spray.  This faucet fit the bill perfectly!  For a second faucet, i.e., bar, laundry, or outdoor kitchen, it is a very good size.  If you have a small second sink, it might be too large.  I did notice that one of the measurements is incorrect.  The spout reach is 6 7/8" and not 3 13/16" as detailed in the specifications pdf (see picture).. Great faucet and a good price.
          Pros: Durable, Easy to Install, Looks Great, Modern
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          Add sophisticated style to any room with this drum style pendant. The white cloth covered shade is help by a gleaning polished nickel frame, for just the right touch of bling. 4 light cluster gives soft and ample light.
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          I was looking for a light to update my dining room. I have a traditional crystal chandelier and i...
          PostedNovember 4, 2019
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          I was looking for a light to update my dining room. I have a traditional crystal chandelier and it just doesn’t look right in my California Ranch style home. I really like the drum style of the light which diffuses the light and makes the dining room more welcoming because of the warmth of the shade versus the visible bulbs in the traditional chandelier.
          Shipping was fast and the light was well packed. The wire is 8’ long, so you can hang the light at least 7’ 6” off your celling. The light takes four 60 watt bulbs which will generate 3600 lumens. The light produces more lumens than I need in my 12’x12’ dining room, but that is a positive. My dining room light is on a dimmer, so if I am Read More
          I was looking for a light to update my dining room. I have a traditional crystal chandelier and it just doesn’t look right in my California Ranch style home. I really like the drum style of the light which diffuses the light and makes the dining room more welcoming because of the warmth of the shade versus the visible bulbs in the traditional chandelier.
          Shipping was fast and the light was well packed. The wire is 8’ long, so you can hang the light at least 7’ 6” off your celling. The light takes four 60 watt bulbs which will generate 3600 lumens. The light produces more lumens than I need in my 12’x12’ dining room, but that is a positive. My dining room light is on a dimmer, so if I am doing craft work at the dining room table, I can turn it up all the way. It is a beautiful and classic light that will look great in a dining room, entry and/or open stairwell.
          By the way, to calculate how many lumens you need in your dining room is simple. Dining rooms need between 10 to 20 lumens per square foot. Calculate your dining room square footage (mine is 144 sq ft (12’ x 12’) and then times it by the lumens per square foot 144*10 = 1440 lumens at the low end and 144*20 = 2880 lumens at the high end. Read Less
          Pros: Easy to Assemble, Good Size & Weight, High Quality of Material, Looks Great, Stylish, Very Bright
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          The Home Decorators Collection LED Outdoor Wall Mount comes in a sand black finish with a clear glass. This modern LED outdoor wall mount will bring a fresh clean appearance that will complement the exterior decor of your home. It uses and integrated LED module and does not require ever having to replace light bulbs virtually eliminates maintenance.
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          My house is a ‘California Ranch’ with the old style lantern lights. I am redoing the exterior and...
          PostedNovember 4, 2019
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          My house is a ‘California Ranch’ with the old style lantern lights. I am redoing the exterior and wanted to update the look to be more modern but not too modern that the lights did not look good. I fell in love with the clean lines of this exterior light. The design is both modern and classic. I have a total of five lights from my driveway to the front door. I got this one and four of the smaller version (Model # 23750). The light is extremely heavy and well made. Everything you need to install the light is in the box. For only 260 lumens, it puts off a perfect amount of light to illuminate my entry way which is 8’ x 5’. I am painting my house a medium brown/grey, so the black lights will Read More
          My house is a ‘California Ranch’ with the old style lantern lights. I am redoing the exterior and wanted to update the look to be more modern but not too modern that the lights did not look good. I fell in love with the clean lines of this exterior light. The design is both modern and classic. I have a total of five lights from my driveway to the front door. I got this one and four of the smaller version (Model # 23750). The light is extremely heavy and well made. Everything you need to install the light is in the box. For only 260 lumens, it puts off a perfect amount of light to illuminate my entry way which is 8’ x 5’. I am painting my house a medium brown/grey, so the black lights will almost blend in until at night when they are turned on.
          I want to mention that on the sides of the light, there are visible screws. You can’t see them in the online photos (see photo). For my installation, this isn’t an issue.
          I have one concern with the light is the enclosure might be a perfect place for wasps to make their nest. A minor concern and does not detract from the beauty and quality of the light. Read Less
          Pros: Good Size & Weight, High Quality of Material, Looks Great, Stylish, Well Made
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          The Home Decorators Collection LED Outdoor Wall Mount comes in a sand black finish with a clear glass. This modern LED outdoor wall mount will bring a fresh clean appearance that will complement the exterior decor of your home. It uses and integrated LED module and does not require ever having to replace light bulbs virtually eliminates maintenance.
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          My house is a ‘California Ranch’ with the old style lantern lights. I am redoing the exterior and...
          PostedNovember 4, 2019
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          My house is a ‘California Ranch’ with the old style lantern lights. I am redoing the exterior and wanted to update the look to be more modern but not too modern that the lights did not look good. I fell in love with the clean lines of this exterior light. The design is both modern and classic. I have a total of five lights from my driveway to the front door. I got four of this model and one of the larger version (Model # 23751) for my entryway. The light is extremely heavy, solid metal construction and well made. Everything you need to install the light is in the box. For only 210 lumens, it puts off a perfect amount of light to illuminate the 3’ walkway to my front door. I am painting my Read More
          My house is a ‘California Ranch’ with the old style lantern lights. I am redoing the exterior and wanted to update the look to be more modern but not too modern that the lights did not look good. I fell in love with the clean lines of this exterior light. The design is both modern and classic. I have a total of five lights from my driveway to the front door. I got four of this model and one of the larger version (Model # 23751) for my entryway. The light is extremely heavy, solid metal construction and well made. Everything you need to install the light is in the box. For only 210 lumens, it puts off a perfect amount of light to illuminate the 3’ walkway to my front door. I am painting my house a medium brown/grey, so the black lights will almost blend in until at night when they are turned on. I have one concern with the light is the enclosure might be a perfect place for wasps to make their nest. A minor concern and does not detract from the beauty and quality of the light. Read Less
          Pros: High Quality of Material, Looks Great, Stylish, Very Bright, Well Made
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          Franztini's Questions
           
          Use this Loctite 10 fl. oz. PL Premium Advanced Polyurethane Construction Adhesive for indoor or outdoor projects that require a water-resistant, low-VOC adhesive. This adhesive is ideal for humid areas and is compatible with woodwork, concrete, stone, brick, hardwood floors, coated wood, drywall and metal.
           

          The interior vinyl trim (similar to the JELD-WEN - Window Vinyl Interior Flat Trim) around my ret...

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          Franztini
          December 9, 2018
          The interior vinyl trim (similar to the JELD-WEN - Window Vinyl Interior Flat Trim) around my retrofit vinyl windows are loose on a few of my windows. Can I use this to reattached the trim?
           

          How random is the pattern of the boards? I installed Traffic Master Lakeshore Pecan (looks great...

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          Franztini
          June 28, 2018
          How random is the pattern of the boards? I installed Traffic Master Lakeshore Pecan (looks great) but they only had about eight different patterns so you had to make sure to open all the boxes and sort by pattern before you could lay out your floor otherwise you might have the same pattern next to each other.
           
          Grace Roof Detail Membrane is the only product available today designed specifically for waterproofing critical roof detail areas. Based on the Grace Ice and Water Shield technology, Grace Roof Detail Membrane is a flexible product that conforms tightly to common roof details such as skylights, chimneys and dormer walls. Available in 9 in. and 18 in. W, it is the optimal choice for valleys and transition areas such as ridges, rake edges and drip edges.
           

          Use under a deck? I have a porch that is over my garage. I am replacing my porch and need to wate...

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          Franztini
          June 27, 2017
          Use under a deck? I have a porch that is over my garage. I am replacing my porch and need to waterproof it. I was thinking of installing this product over 5/8" plywood and then install decking on top. Would this create a water proof barrier?
           
          BEHR Premium Plus 1 gal. Deep Base Low-Luster Enamel Porch and Floor Paint is suitable for a variety of indoor and outdoor projects, including painting basements, porches, floors, decks and patios. This low-luster acrylic latex paint is resistant to UV damage, scuffing, fading, cracking and peeling. It offers improved hiding properties for efficient coverage.
           

          I have a concrete shower base that needs to be repainted. Can I use this paint? I am not lookin...

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          Franztini
          February 25, 2017
          I have a concrete shower base that needs to be repainted. Can I use this paint? I am not looking for a water proof membrane, just a paint that can handle water. Thanks!
           
          The 14-19/64 in. x 9-19/64 in. 1,000-Watt White Wall Heater features louvers that direct heated air downward for even distribution throughout an area. This wall heater can be operated from a convenient wall-mounted line-voltage thermostat by using the Broan model 86W. The thermal overload protection feature helps provide safe use. Size: 15.0 In..
           

          Can I use a different thermostat?

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          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          November 4, 2014
          I see that this heater works with the Broan 86W thermostat, but was wondering if I can use another manufacturer's thermostat? I would like the ability to have the ability to do daily scheduling. If so, which one or what would be the specifications.
           
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          The versatile TrafficMASTER Lakeshore Pecan has inviting grey/natural tones that fit well with just about every interior. The easy fold down installation system lets you install your floor quickly without the need for glue. This means that you can use your floor as soon as your installation is complete. Color: Medium.
           

          how much will it cost for a bedroom 22x14

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          jose
          April 2, 2017
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          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          April 9, 2017
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          A 22'x14' bedroom is 308 sq ft. It is always recommend to buy 10% over, so you will need 338 sq ft of flooring and underlayment. You will need 14 boxes of flooring (338.38 sq ft) which will cost $267.26 plus tax ($19.08/case) You don't mention what type of sub floor you have which will dictate the type of underlayment. The Traffic Master Standard Polyethylene foam (model # 100779555) can be used above Read More
          A 22'x14' bedroom is 308 sq ft. It is always recommend to buy 10% over, so you will need 338 sq ft of flooring and underlayment. You will need 14 boxes of flooring (338.38 sq ft) which will cost $267.26 plus tax ($19.08/case) You don't mention what type of sub floor you have which will dictate the type of underlayment. The Traffic Master Standard Polyethylene foam (model # 100779555) can be used above and below grade and comment state that it will be fine on a concrete sub-floor, so you will need 4 rolls at $26.29/roll, which will cost $105.16 plus tax. So the total cost of materials for a 22'x14' bedroom would be $372.42 for flooring and underlayment.
          If you do not have the necessary tools to install, I would recommend the following:
          1. tapping block - got mine at a flooring store;
          2. Pull bar (Roberts model# 10-18-8), $12.48,
          3. Knee pads - these are awesome, but expensive, QEP F3 Stabilizer #79642Q, $34.97;
          4. Titebond wood glue, # 5004, $6.27
          5. Rubber Mallet, HDX #31031, $4.97
          If this is the only laminate floor you are going to install, Roberts makes a kit (#10-28) for $19.48 that has the tapping block, pull bar, and spacers. Read Less
           
          Pegasus Pegasus 48 in. W x 31 in. H Frameless Recessed or Surface-Mount Tri-View Bathroom Medicine Cabinet with Beveled Mirror
          Pegasus Pegasus 48 in. W x 31 in. H Frameless Recessed or Surface-Mount Tri-View Bathroom Medicine Cabinet with Beveled Mirror
          This mirrored cabinet features a Tri-view beveled frameless door that can be installed with hinge. Inside, three glass shelves that hold all your toiletries and bath items. Rust-free aluminum construction with mirror back ensures years of use. A side kit is included for recess or surface mount
           

          Are the hinges movable on installation so I can decide which way I want all the doors to open?

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          JRny
          February 18, 2017
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          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          February 18, 2017
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          No the hinges are not moveable. Two doors open in the same direction. Also, If you are mounting the mirror flush and want more flexibility in storage, I would see if you can drill additional shelf bracket holes. That is the one thing I don't like about this cabinet and wish I thought of it before I installed it.
           
          This 29 cu. ft. Samsung refrigerator has a beautiful, sleek design that fits any kitchen decor. Food Showcase innovates the way you store food, giving you instant access to drinks and condiments with the exterior showcase; while the inner case lets you store large, fresh food items. Metal Cooling technology helps maintain consistent temperature throughout. Plus, LED lighting, Power Freeze and Power Cool Options, and more. Color: Stainless Steel.
           

          can I use magnets for artwork on the door?

          Asked by
          MrRic
          February 14, 2017
          Asked by
          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          February 15, 2017
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          Just tested - nope.
           
          The versatile TrafficMASTER Lakeshore Pecan has inviting grey/natural tones that fit well with just about every interior. The easy fold down installation system lets you install your floor quickly without the need for glue. This means that you can use your floor as soon as your installation is complete. Color: Medium.
           

          Can this be installed under kitchen cabinets or would it buckle?

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          JB
          February 11, 2017
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          Franztini
          February 14, 2017
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          I have installed many floating floors and all of them explicitly state to not install under kitchen cabinets. Traffic master has the same verbiage in their installation instructions under the heading: "IMPORTANT: TrafficMASTER laminate flooring is intended for a floating installation only. Do not glue, nail, or attach in any other way to your existing subfloor. Cabinets and kitchen islands should be Read More
          I have installed many floating floors and all of them explicitly state to not install under kitchen cabinets. Traffic master has the same verbiage in their installation instructions under the heading: "IMPORTANT: TrafficMASTER laminate flooring is intended for a floating installation only. Do not glue, nail, or attach in any other way to your existing subfloor. Cabinets and kitchen islands should be installed prior to the laminate flooring."
          Now the flooring may have no issues but I would assume if you had an issue, your warranty would not be honored. Read Less
           
          Keep your home comfortable in extreme cold and hot temperatures all year round. Greenfiber blow-in cellulose insulation fills gaps and voids to create an energy saving thermal blanket that can lower heating and cooling costs by 25% and reduce sound power by 60%. Fire resistant treated insulation is made with 85% recycled material that meets a Class 1 Fire Rating to protect your home and give you more time to evacuate.
           

          Moisture inside wall or need to be drying

          Asked by
          La1280
          January 20, 2017
          Asked by
          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          January 21, 2017
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          You need to dry it otherwise it will clump and it may mold.
           
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