Franztini
  • Review count
    254
  • Helpfulness votes
    835
  • Average rating
    4.6
    4.6 out of 5
  • First Review:
    July 30, 2013
  • Last Review:
    September 2, 2019
 
  • Question count
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      Activity Summary
       
      • Review count
        254
      • Helpfulness votes
        835
      • Average rating
        4.6
        4.6 out of 5
      • First Review:
        July 30, 2013
      • Last Review:
        September 2, 2019
       
      • Question count
        7
         
        • Answer count
          55
           
           
           
           
          Franztini's Reviews
           
          A stunning example of mid-century modern design, the Aldred Branch Chandelier utilizes lines that flow harmoniously with each other to create an instant conversation starter and a room finishing design. Included round bulbs sit at the end of straight arms to create uncluttered, sleek lines with both organic and geometric forms. A true statement piece, the bold brass color brings an air of drama into your room and is the perfect finishing touch to a variety of interior design styles.
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          I got this light for my closet to replace a low watt builder grade fixture.  I needed the light t...
          PostedSeptember 2, 2019
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          I got this light for my closet to replace a low watt builder grade fixture.  I needed the light to be able to illuminate the dark areas of the closet.  The light was well packed and shipped quickly.  It has almost everything to install except the bulbs.  The listing has a conflict.  The detail states: "Bulb included: 12x E12/candelabra base G50 shape incandescent bulbs included 60-Watt each, 710 Lumens - 2700K (warm white) - 99 CRI - 3000-hour bulb life" 
          But the specification clearly states 'bulb not included and type of bulb G9.  It also states on the exterior of the box, no bulbs included.  So the detailed description is wrong. 
          I went to Home depot to pick up the LED G9 bulbs Read More
          I got this light for my closet to replace a low watt builder grade fixture.  I needed the light to be able to illuminate the dark areas of the closet.  The light was well packed and shipped quickly.  It has almost everything to install except the bulbs.  The listing has a conflict.  The detail states: "Bulb included: 12x E12/candelabra base G50 shape incandescent bulbs included 60-Watt each, 710 Lumens - 2700K (warm white) - 99 CRI - 3000-hour bulb life" 
          But the specification clearly states 'bulb not included and type of bulb G9.  It also states on the exterior of the box, no bulbs included.  So the detailed description is wrong. 
          I went to Home depot to pick up the LED G9 bulbs (Model:BP40G9/830/LED/HDR) The four 40w LED bulbs cost almost as much as the light!  I wasn't expecting the bulbs to be that expensive. Thankfully they are LED so I won't need to replace them anytime soon.
          In order to install the glass shades, they provide a tool that makes it easy to take the chrome "nut" easy to screw onto the base (see pictures).  Each track head moves independently and over all it looks great.  If I wrote this review as soon as I realized the light bulbs were not included, I would of given it 3 stars out of sheer frustration.  But now that I have put it together and it gives off great light and I have no more dark spots in my closet, I love it. Hopefully Home Depot can update the description so others won't be frustrated by not realizing that the bulbs are not included. Read Less
          Pros: Functional, High Quality of Material, Looks Great, Nice Design, Unique
          Cons: no bulbs included
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          This bathroom light is a perfect example of classic style redesigned for today's home. With its simple design and brushed nickel finish, this vanity light will be the star of your bathroom. The bell shaped opal glass shades bring style and sophistication to this fixture. This light fixture is designed for damp locations such as over bathroom sinks and vanity areas.
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          I am remodeling my master bathroom and going to have two vanity lights over two 24" wide medicine...
          PostedAugust 21, 2019
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          I am remodeling my master bathroom and going to have two vanity lights over two 24" wide medicine cabinets. So I wanted the light to be smaller, yet produce enough light. This light, which accepts up to three 60 watt light bulbs puts off a beautiful diffused, but bright light.
          The light arrived quickly and was really well packed. It was so well packed I had to open up both ends of the box to get the Styrofoam out that was protecting the glass shades. It has everything you need to install the light. The glass shades are 6 tall and a very good quality. Clear directions were provided, but the light was so easy to install I never even bothered looking at them. Highly recommend!
          Pros: Easy to Assemble, High Quality of Material, Looks Great, Stylish, Unique, Very Bright
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          The OMUR Wall Mount System for flooring gives you the option to install click and lock flooring on most wall surfaces, offering flexibility to choose from a vast array of colors, styles and price points. With a drill and screws, you can mount the rails to just about any surface making this a great option for drywall, stucco or even brick walls. No messy glue or nail gun needed. Want to change the color of the room in a couple years. No problem. Replace planks easily, no need to worry about trends changing. Unlike glue, the OMUR system does not destroy the wall upon removal. Starter kit includes six 4 ft. long Mounting Rails and enough mounting clips to create up to 32 sq. ft. of wall decor. Multiple kits can be used to increase the coverage as needed. Additional parts and accessories are available to support the installation of the OMUR Wall Mount System. Tool Kit, screws and anchors are sold separately. Does not include the actual flooring planks.
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          I wanted to do a a feature wall in my half bathroom. It is easy to glue up click and lock floorin...
          PostedAugust 21, 2019
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          I wanted to do a a feature wall in my half bathroom. It is easy to glue up click and lock flooring, but if you don't like it or want to change it later, you will damage your sheet rock in removing it. By using this product, you screw in the mounting rails and then click and lock the flooring to the rails. If you don't like it, it is easy to swap out a different plank. Or if you want to take it down all you have to do is remove the planks, unscrew the rails, and fill in the holes and touch up your paint. For the ability to swap out different planks and not having to use glue, the product is worth it - especially if you do not own your residence.
          First, the listing states " Tool Kit sold Read More
          I wanted to do a a feature wall in my half bathroom. It is easy to glue up click and lock flooring, but if you don't like it or want to change it later, you will damage your sheet rock in removing it. By using this product, you screw in the mounting rails and then click and lock the flooring to the rails. If you don't like it, it is easy to swap out a different plank. Or if you want to take it down all you have to do is remove the planks, unscrew the rails, and fill in the holes and touch up your paint. For the ability to swap out different planks and not having to use glue, the product is worth it - especially if you do not own your residence.
          First, the listing states " Tool Kit sold separately (Model # OM820003)" yet it was taped to the exterior of the package. If this was not provided, it would of been extremely frustrating since it is required to use the wall mount kit. The kit was not very well packed and parts could of been lost if the box was damaged in transit. The instructions are fairly easy to follow, but it does not include the necessary screws to install the mounting rails. Since you can install the rails on such diverse surfaces, such as stucco, brick, and sheet rock, it makes sense that they are not included. Now that I got the kit, I am seriously thinking about doing my boring brick fireplace instead of my half bathroom. It only covers 32 sq ft (i.e., 8' x 4' wall) but they sell additional rails (Model # OM820004). I would of knocked off 2 stars because everything is plastic, but because of the convenience of being able to install plank flooring on surfaces such as brick, I only knocked off a star. Read Less
          Pros: Easy to Install, Easy to Use
          Cons: all plastic
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          Decorate your home with this advanced LED projection spotlight. It projects a gentle cascade of dropping spiders onto any wall or flat surface. Stake it into the ground and use multiple spotlights for an even more dramatic effect.
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          I got a Christmas projection decorations last year and I loved them so I wanted to get some for H...
          PostedAugust 8, 2019
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          I got a Christmas projection decorations last year and I loved them so I wanted to get some for Halloween. I love spiders and thought this was cool. It has great movement with the spiders dropping down. Besides the spiders there is a long black bar that scrolls through (see my video). Is this where the spiders are dropping from? I don't really get it. Anyway, besides that I am looking forward to using it this Halloween. As a note, in the listing it shows the projection sitting on a table on its base. I could not get it to sit level because the cord is so heavy it pulls it over. To use this without the spike, you would have to use something to secure it. I knocked off a star for that reason.
          Pros: High Quality, Lots of Features
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          Decorate your home with this advanced Halloween projector. The piercing eyes blink slowly as they illuminate the night. Use multiple projectors for a more dramatic effect.
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
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          Being a cat lover, when I saw this Halloween decoration, I had to have it. It arrived quickly an...
          PostedAugust 8, 2019
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          Being a cat lover, when I saw this Halloween decoration, I had to have it. It arrived quickly and was well packed. It is well made and I love that it has the pumpkin on the outside to contribute to your outside decorations. I love the fact that the eyes blink which is so unique. In the listing it shows the projection sitting on a table on its base. I could not get it to sit level because the cord is so heavy it pulls it over. To use this without the spike, you would have to use something to secure it. I knocked off a star for that reason since I wanted to use this inside.
          Pros: Durable, Good Size & Weight, Looks Great
          Cons: tips over
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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?
           
          Ann Arbor Oak’s authentic wood texturing and natural coloration achieve the look of real weathered hardwood adding beauty to any room. Its durable AC3 wear layer protects against scratching, fading and staining. Appropriate for residential use, it features a user-friendly locking technology for a quick and easy installation.
           

          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.
           

          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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          Decorate your home with this advanced Halloween projector. The piercing eyes blink slowly as they illuminate the night. Use multiple projectors for a more dramatic effect.
           

          Can the blinking motion be stopped to just projected cat eyes?

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          Christi
          August 20, 2019
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          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          August 21, 2019
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          Not that I can figure out, but that would be a great feature!
           
          Sleep in comfort in this farmhouse metal canopy bed. The matching headboard and footboard feature a circle motif with round accents and finials. Constructed with heavy gauge tubular steel for added durability, this bed has a stylish black finish and includes the side rails and support slats. Mattress and box springs sold separately.
           

          Does this bed require box springs?

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          KJ
          August 8, 2019
          Does this bed require box springs?
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          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          August 8, 2019
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          Yes it does require box springs
           
          The Insl-X 1 gal. Semi-Gloss Water White Swimming Pool Paint can be used on many indoor and outdoor pool coatings as well as plaster and concrete surfaces. Its mildew- and UV-resistant, waterproof water-based formula has low amounts of VOCs for environmental and human safety. The paint dries to the touch in 60 minutes and should be reapplied after 6 hours for best results. The 1 gal. can works well on areas up to 250 sq. ft.
           

          can this paint be used on a shower walls

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          Deb
          July 30, 2019
          I'm looking for a paint that can be used on the shower walls
          Asked by
          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          July 31, 2019
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          I don't know if the manufacturer would recommend it, but I used it on my concrete shower floor and it looks great!
           
          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.
           

          Does this come with padding how many in case

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          Danny
          July 22, 2019
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          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          July 23, 2019
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          Hi, It does not come with padding, you need to buy the appropriate underlayment. I believe there are 7 boards in a box.
           
          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.
           

          Is underlayment required for this tile?

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          Sapphire
          July 17, 2019
          Is underlayment required for this tile?
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          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          July 17, 2019
          Answer: 
          This is not tile, but laminate flooring. Yes it does need an underlayment. Depending on your type of sub-floor, will dictate the minimum type of underlayment. I installed this on a sub-floor with no moisture, so I could use the least expensive underlayment. If you are laying this on slab above/below grade you are going to want an underlayment with a vapor barrier.
           
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