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
          74
           
           
           
           
          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.
           
          EarlyReviewerIncentive:No
          Verified Purchase:Yes
          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.
           
          Franztini's Answers
           
          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
          Answer: 
          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.
           
          Gilmour Gilmour 5/8 in. Dia x 25 ft. Flat Soaker Water Hose
          Gilmour Gilmour 5/8 in. Dia x 25 ft. Flat Soaker Water Hose
          The Gilmour 5/8 in. Dia x 25 ft. Flat Soaker Hose has a flat hose shape that's designed to be flexible and easy to handle to help make watering tasks easy. It is Flexible and easy-to-handle design.
           

          What is this hose made of? Is it a flat, inflatable, nylon-type material?

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          CZfield
          Washington State
          April 20, 2016
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          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          April 25, 2016
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          I am not sure what material but it is flat. They were absolutely horrible. I purchased 10 and every single one of them worthless after one summer season in the garden - they had huge holes. Someone posted that they got them to last longer by using a reducer. I would not buy them.
           
          This durable prefinished engineered click real oak floor is easy to install. Simply engage the long sides at an angle and press down. The flooring is crafted of five layers of solid wood permanently bonded together in a cross-ply design. No HDF or other fiber boards are utilized. The stability of this construction provides superior strength, humidity resistance, and installation options (glue-less, floating, or glue down). The aluminum oxide finish provides 10 times more abrasion resistance than ordinary urethane finishes. Our company has been manufacturing wood floors to exacting standards in Johnson City, Tenn., for over 110 years. Color: Natural.
           

          Does this flooring have to be acclimated.

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          Marie
          August 3, 2015
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          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          August 4, 2015
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          No
           
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