Franztini
  • Review count
    279
  • Helpfulness votes
    1,014
  • Average rating
    4.6
    4.6 out of 5
  • First Review:
    July 30, 2013
  • Last Review:
    January 10, 2020
 
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      Activity Summary
       
      • Review count
        279
      • Helpfulness votes
        1,014
      • Average rating
        4.6
        4.6 out of 5
      • First Review:
        July 30, 2013
      • Last Review:
        January 10, 2020
       
      • Question count
        7
         
        • Answer count
          76
           
           
           
           
          Franztini's Reviews
           
          West Chester Latex Multipurpose Gloves (10-Pack) are great for a variety of situations where light hand protection and water resistance are necessary. Color: white. Gender: unisex. Age Group: adult.
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          One size - so runs large, good for small projects
          PostedOctober 10, 2016
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          As other reviewers pointed out, the bad thing with "one size fits all" is they are going to run large. As a woman, I have small hands so these are huge on me. They are better suited to men. It you are doing a small project and don't want to buy a box of 100 count, then this is a good buy. However because they are so loose/large, they really aren't good if you need the gloves tight fitting so you can accurately pick up small items or doing detail work. These would be good for a painting project or to throw in your car for emergency use. Otherwise, as a woman, I recommend spending some more money and getting the 100 count that come in small.
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          Milwaukee Magnetic Tape Measures are nothing but Heavy-Duty. Using Nylon Bond Blade Protection and a 5-Point Reinforced Frame, they offer the Longest Life by resisting contamination wear and increasing protection when dropped. To increase productivity on the jobsite, Milwaukee Magnetic Tapes feature Double Sided Printing with Blue Print Scale for easy reading and transferring of measurements. Additional innovative feature is the Finger Stop, which protects your finger when the blade retracts.
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          My new favorite tape measure manufacturer - well designed
          PostedSeptember 23, 2016
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          I've owned another manufacture’s measuring tapes my whole life but this Milwaukee Premium Magnetic Tape Measure has won me over. Large numbers and lines make measuring easy and printed on both sides is also very handy, what a great idea! The large magnetic end is very rigid and allows the tape to attach/hook from both sides. The finger access to hold tap or slow it down on rewind is great and it all fits into my hand quite well. Good strong belt clip finishes the job on this sturdy durable tool.
          This is not a con, but it is heavy due to the size of the tape (35ft). It weighs 1lb 9oz, so this is a tape to use on those big projects. I would recommend getting the 25ft for the every day. Read More
          I've owned another manufacture’s measuring tapes my whole life but this Milwaukee Premium Magnetic Tape Measure has won me over. Large numbers and lines make measuring easy and printed on both sides is also very handy, what a great idea! The large magnetic end is very rigid and allows the tape to attach/hook from both sides. The finger access to hold tap or slow it down on rewind is great and it all fits into my hand quite well. Good strong belt clip finishes the job on this sturdy durable tool.
          This is not a con, but it is heavy due to the size of the tape (35ft). It weighs 1lb 9oz, so this is a tape to use on those big projects. I would recommend getting the 25ft for the every day.
          Pros: Accurate, Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, Durable, Sturdy Read Less
          Pros: Accurate, Durable, Good Size & Weight, Strong, Sturdy
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          1out of 1found this review helpful.
           
          The time consuming ways of installing hoods are now a thing of the past. The FIT system eliminates measuring, cutting and filler strips for a perfect fit every time. Once installed, homeowners enjoy the quiet operation of 7 sones at its highest speed with 3 fan speeds and recirculation option. This way, the vent hood doesn't disturb family time in the kitchen. And when cooking introduces steam, grease, smoke and odors into the surrounding air, a 350 CFM fan takes care of it. Plus, this model offers LED lighting to brighten the cooking area. 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
          Modern Stainless Steel hood, quiet on lowest setting
          PostedSeptember 23, 2016
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          I have owned range hoods by: Broan, Ventahood, and Kobe. This is the first Whirlpool hood that I have tried. Broan, the cheapest of the hoods I have owned, worked okay but within less than a year the on/off button had fallen off. Ventahoods are fabulous and fabulously expensive and very loud! I currently have a Kobe hood and it is great but also pretty expensive in comparison to Whirlpool (3x). The Whirlpool is very easy to install with the included clips. Much nicer and easier than the three previous brands. On the lowest fan setting, it is very quite but at the highest it is loud, not deafening but loud. You will be able to talk/hear conversation, but it definitely isn't quiet. It Read More
          I have owned range hoods by: Broan, Ventahood, and Kobe. This is the first Whirlpool hood that I have tried. Broan, the cheapest of the hoods I have owned, worked okay but within less than a year the on/off button had fallen off. Ventahoods are fabulous and fabulously expensive and very loud! I currently have a Kobe hood and it is great but also pretty expensive in comparison to Whirlpool (3x). The Whirlpool is very easy to install with the included clips. Much nicer and easier than the three previous brands. On the lowest fan setting, it is very quite but at the highest it is loud, not deafening but loud. You will be able to talk/hear conversation, but it definitely isn't quiet. It functions better than the Broan which had a the same CFM. This model is rated for 50k BTUs, so make sure you check your stove BTUs before buying.
          We installed it with an exterior vent so I can't comment on the re-circulation capabilities. Overall a good hood, vents well and I really like the LED lights (though they can only be replaced by a service technician). Hopefully the LEDs will last a really long time.
          What I don't like about the hood:is the filter removal and the buttons.
          First, you need a philips screwdriver to remove the grease filter. You should not need a tool to remove something that you are going to clean regularly. At least the filter is dishwasher safe.
          Second, the buttons are push to turn on/ push to turn off (pops out). Well the fan has three speeds - on (lowest setting), medium, and high. Well you can have all the buttons "on/pushed in" at one time, which can be a little confusing. Usually buttons will toggle the other buttons, such as when you put it on 'High' the 'Medium' button will toggle off. This is not the case with this hood. You can turn off the hood and still have the "Medium" and 'High" button on, but the fan will be turned off. I know this is minor, but it is opposite of every hood I have owned.
          Overall, a good solid hood at a good price. At this price point, I would buy Whirlpool over Broan based on my experience. Read Less
          Pros: Easy to Install, Looks Great
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          12out of 12found this review helpful.
           
          Powered by M12 REDLITHIUM Battery Technology, Milwaukee M12 Heated Jackets use carbon fiber heating elements to create and distribute heat to the chest, back, and front hand pockets. For use in abrasive environments, ToughShell Stretch Polyester delivers 5X Longer Life than previous softshell jackets and provides wind and water resistance to survive the elements. Size: medium. Color: Black. Gender: female. Age Group: adult.
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Why didn't I get one sooner? Stylish, runs small
          PostedAugust 30, 2016
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          I have never had a heated jacket, so I really didn't have any expectations. After using it for the last month, I don't know why I didn't get one sooner. First, the jacket: it is extremely well made, slim fitting and very stylish. I love the 'thumb holes' that keeps the jacket nice and tight around the hands. It ha an inner zippered pocket that holds my large Note5 phone. As previous reviewers have stated, it runs small. I usually wear a small, but got a medium and it fits perfect. There is a zippered pocket in the back where you plug in the battery, but when the battery is not used, it is large and can be used to store many different items.
          Since the jacket runs small, here are the Read More
          I have never had a heated jacket, so I really didn't have any expectations. After using it for the last month, I don't know why I didn't get one sooner. First, the jacket: it is extremely well made, slim fitting and very stylish. I love the 'thumb holes' that keeps the jacket nice and tight around the hands. It ha an inner zippered pocket that holds my large Note5 phone. As previous reviewers have stated, it runs small. I usually wear a small, but got a medium and it fits perfect. There is a zippered pocket in the back where you plug in the battery, but when the battery is not used, it is large and can be used to store many different items.
          Since the jacket runs small, here are the measurements of the jacket lying flat, zipped up: Armpit to Armpit: 20", waist (narrowest part of the jacket):18" neck (not collar) to bottom: 26" shoulder to cuff:25"
          So now for the heating - love it! There are three settings and the control is at the chest. The settings are color coded: red- hottest, white - middle, blue- lowest; Changing the settings is very easy and you have the tactical feel when you toggle between them. To turn on/off the heat, just hold the button down for a few seconds. I absolutely love the warm pockets and the heat is nice and even though the coils are not throughout the jacket. The battery gives you an indication of how much charge is left. So what don't I like? The battery, which is round, sits to the left of the middle of your back so when you sit down in a chair with a back, it feels uncomfortable if you lean back. It doesn't bother you when you are walking around but the battery has some heft to it. I weighed it on the kitchen scale, and it weighs: 9.5oz. Minor issue and the only way I think they could "fix" it is to make the battery flatter, but I bet the battery is used in the other products so that would be a huge manufacturing expense. Awesome jacket and would recommend it, just buy a size larger than you normally wear. Also, buy one for your husband, because mine wants one now! Read Less
          Pros: Durable, Looks Great, Nice Design, Sturdy
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          11out of 11found this review helpful.
           
          The SmartCode touchpad electronic deadbolt is a one-touch locking motorized deadbolt. With your personalized code, you can enter your home with the convenience of keyless entry and the back-lit keypad provides increased visibility. SmartCode is easy to install, program and use, and operates on 4 AA batteries. It also features SmartKey Security as the back-up keyway. This single cylinder deadbolt can be locked or unlocked by using the keypad or key from the outside as well as the turn button from the inside. The Lifetime Polished Brass finish adds to the traditional look and feel of the product and makes a classic statement.
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Easy to install, easy to use
          PostedAugust 30, 2016
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          I installed the Kwikset Halifax electronic deadbolt last year on my house, so when I was doing a remodel on one of my rentals, I knew I was going to install Kwikset electronic deadbolt. The house is a traditional style, so I selected this model. As I stated in my Halifax review, the pros: no keys needed, a single press of the lock button and the door is locked, you can give out different codes to your house cleaner, repair people, etc. Now you don't have extra house keys floating around which can be easily copied. As a rental, I can have my own code for repair people, so once I give notice to the tenants, the repair person has access to the property and I don't have to meet them there - this Read More
          I installed the Kwikset Halifax electronic deadbolt last year on my house, so when I was doing a remodel on one of my rentals, I knew I was going to install Kwikset electronic deadbolt. The house is a traditional style, so I selected this model. As I stated in my Halifax review, the pros: no keys needed, a single press of the lock button and the door is locked, you can give out different codes to your house cleaner, repair people, etc. Now you don't have extra house keys floating around which can be easily copied. As a rental, I can have my own code for repair people, so once I give notice to the tenants, the repair person has access to the property and I don't have to meet them there - this is huge time saver.
          The smartkey feature is nice and pretty easy to do once you read the instructions. The only con I would state is the battery pack is large and initially a little visually distracting. So use to see a deadbolt that it stands out. However, after a day or two you don't 'see' it anymore. Read Less
          Pros: Durable, Easy to Install, Easy to Use
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          The contemporary look and feel of this door will be a great addition to any home or office. With its full clear glass lite an abundance of light will enter the room to enhance its decor. The solid stile and rail construction will provide many years of worry free use. Color: White.
           

          Does this door come w/ obscure glass (pre-hung)?

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          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          October 9, 2014
          Hi,
          I am looking for a pre-hung door with obscure glass that I can use in a hallway bathroom. Thanks!
           
          The Hamilton Double Vanity from Home Decorators Collection offers classic cottage charm with storage to spare. It boasts a grey granite top and dual under-mount sinks with soft-close, shutter-style doors. Deep recessed drawers give you additional room to organize bath essentials. Constructed of birch and MDF for strength, the furniture-quality piece features turned legs, a ivory finish and oil-rubbed bronze hardware.
           

          What are the width of the sink area and drawers

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          Franztini
          August 21, 2013
          I am trying to figure out what size mirrors to get and I was wondering how wide is the 2 door cabinet area that has the sink? Should I assume 24" for the sinks with a 12" drawer?
           
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          Artscape window films create the look of stained and etched glass. These thin, translucent films provide privacy while still allowing natural light to enter the room. Artscape films are easily applied to any smooth glass surface. They do not use adhesives and are easily removed if needed. They can be trimmed or combined to fit any size window. The images have a repeating pattern left to right and top to bottom and can be used either vertically or horizontally. These films provide UV protection and are the perfect decorative accent for windows that require continued privacy.
           

          if i use this on my sliding glass door, and my dog jumps on it when someone comes to the door, will it be ruined?

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          christine
          maryland
          June 29, 2016
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          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          June 30, 2016
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          It is pretty thick stuff, but I think the dogs claws, over time, could ruin it.
           
          Upgrade any kitchen with this sleek Samsung slide-in gas range. It blends seamlessly with your cabinetry to give your kitchen a high-end look and offers flexibility for big cooking jobs, from its five-burner cooktop to its large-capacity 5.8 cu. ft. oven. It also features True Convection, for beautifully even cooking that takes less time and uses less energy. And with a reversible cast iron griddle and custom wok grate, this slide-in gas range is the perfect range for anyone who loves to cook and entertain. Color: Stainless Steel.
           

          Island Install, top flanges

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          Mike
          June 21, 2016
          I see the range has flanges on either side of the unit for a finished "built-in" look. Do those flanges go around the back (where the vent is)? How is the back edge finished? Does it butt to the counter, require a small gap, sit above the counter, etc…?

          I want to avoid having a gap visible on the backside of the range in the island. The GE Profile slide-in range has a flange on three sides, with a built-in vent cover at the back. It looks like a drop-in cooktop, look I want.
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          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          June 23, 2016
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          The flange does go all the around. We had our quartz installer/manufacturer actually make a cut out for the stove to slide in as we wanted the quartz between the wall. I don't know what type of material you are going to have on your island, but you could do the same thing to avoid the gap.
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          Awash with a warm cinnamon finish, this 60-in. double vanity is full-bodied and sits flush with the floor. It is an attractive, elegant piece with an upscale look. Two sets of double doors, one right and one left, and three middle drawers are equipped with black birdcage-style handles that produce a vintage appearance. The vanity's solid, seamless construction gives homeowners and contractors the sense that it is custom-built, while the generous storage space within accepts bathroom accessories aplenty. Cap this furniture-style bathroom vanity with a top-sink-faucet combination that ties the room together. Browse the Foremost Naples lineup for mirrors and wall-linen cabinets in the same cinnamon finish for a complete look.
           

          What vanity top and/or faucet did you use on this vanity and how nice did it end up looking? Model numbers would help. Thanks.

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          Supersan77
          June 18, 2016
          I'm leaning towards getting this vanity, and wondering what tops or faucets look nice with it. Please if possible include model number or similar info so I can locate it to see the price and buy. Thanks.
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          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          June 20, 2016
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          Hi, In my review I listed the top I used as well as pictures: The top is Pegasus 61 in W Granite Vanity Top - Model # 62684, I used the Kohler Devonshire 8" widespread faucets - Model # K-R394-4-CP; I think it turned out really nice. Overall great cabinet.
           
          Tired of recoiling your garden hose after each use. This coiled hose may be the answer you're looking for. It expands and retract easily and the hanging rack can be easily mounted for convenient storage.
           

          does the hose come with the wire holder?

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          Stevep
          texas
          April 6, 2016
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          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          May 22, 2016
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          The one I got came with a nice holder, but it was not the wire basket.
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          Add the beauty of maple wood to your floors with Vintage Maple Natural Engineered Click Hardwood Flooring. Crafted in Johnson City, TN to exacting standards, this durable flooring has five layers of solid wood permanently bonded together in a cross-ply design. The engineered click style makes it easy to install; simply hold the long sides at an angle and press them down. CARB Phase II Certified, this flooring contains no HDF or other fiber boards. An aluminum oxide finish provides 10 times more abrasion resistance than an ordinary urethane finish. The result is stylish, stable planks with exceptional strength and humidity resistance and three installation options (glue-less, floating, or glue down).
           

          Does this flooring have to sit & acclimate before installation or can you install it right when you get it?

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          Paul
          Houston Tx
          May 17, 2016
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          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          May 21, 2016
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          According to the manufacturer it does not have to sit and acclimate.
           
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