Franztini
  • Review count
    272
  • Helpfulness votes
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  • Average rating
    4.6
    4.6 out of 5
  • First Review:
    July 30, 2013
  • Last Review:
    December 10, 2019
 
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      • Review count
        272
      • Helpfulness votes
        940
      • Average rating
        4.6
        4.6 out of 5
      • First Review:
        July 30, 2013
      • Last Review:
        December 10, 2019
       
      • Question count
        7
         
        • Answer count
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          Franztini's Reviews
           
          Elegantly blending contemporary decor with a classic design, the Glacier Bay Candlesby vanity in Charcoal with AB Technology vanity top in White is a unique piece that is sure to bring luxury and charm to any home decor. The 24 in. Candlesby vanity base features concave molding throughout the solid German beech wooden doors and drawer front panels. To add a pop of radiance to the Candlesby vanity, the cabinet comes with stylish, polished chrome hardware for a chic finish. The AB Technology vanity top in Solid White vanity top comes with an integrated rectangular bowl that is pre drilled to fit a 4 in. center-set faucet of your choosing. The vanity top also includes a 2.18 in. tall integrated backsplash for protection from splashes all while adding a brilliance to your bathroom.
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Solid vanity, impeccably packed, fast shipment
          PostedAugust 11, 2016
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          This was one of the best packed vanities I have ever received from Homedepot.com. This is the first Glacier Bay vanity I have purchased (bought Foremost - excellent and Home Decorators -not so good) from Home Depot. Right out of the box, this vanity was solid - the doors were lined up, the drawer opened effortlessly, and no scratches, scuffs, or chips. The hardware is much nicer in person - really bright and solid. The bottom drawer is full extension which is really nice to get every little bit of storage out of such a small unit. The toe kick is really deep as well. I really like the integrated sink top, will make keeping it clean easier. And for those of you that install your own vanities Read More
          This was one of the best packed vanities I have ever received from Homedepot.com. This is the first Glacier Bay vanity I have purchased (bought Foremost - excellent and Home Decorators -not so good) from Home Depot. Right out of the box, this vanity was solid - the doors were lined up, the drawer opened effortlessly, and no scratches, scuffs, or chips. The hardware is much nicer in person - really bright and solid. The bottom drawer is full extension which is really nice to get every little bit of storage out of such a small unit. The toe kick is really deep as well. I really like the integrated sink top, will make keeping it clean easier. And for those of you that install your own vanities - the complete back is open making it a breeze for install and what sold me on the unit as I am replacing an old vanity which the plumbing is not centered so I don't have to redo any plumbing. The color is charcoal but depending on your accents/tile it could look like a very dark brown.
          No fault of this vanity, but I just wish it had a single hole installation. It would really be more modern looking with a single hole faucet instead of the 4 in center-set.
          My bathroom remodel is taking longer than expected, so I haven't put it through months of use, but based on the out of box experience, I would recommend this vanity. Read Less
          Pros: Easy to Clean, Easy to Install, Good Use of Space, Great Value, High Quality, Looks Great, Modern, Stylish
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          14out of 17found this review helpful.
           
          The Milwaukee 48-00-3787 9 in. x 14 tpi The Torch metal-cutting blades with the Double Duty Upgrade feature a tooth form optimized for the longest life and maximum durability. Tough Neck is engineered to protect against tang breakage and delivers the strongest SAWZALL blade tang on the market. Grid 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. These blades are ideal for making tough, straight cuts. The Milwaukee 48-00-3787 contains 10 blades.
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          My 'go to' blades!
          PostedAugust 8, 2016
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          These long blades are my go to for everything from notching lumber to cutting through nails. They are great blades, For tighter/ackward places, the 12" blade by the same manufacture are awesome as well. The 12" gives you a little bit more flexibility in those tight spaces. As with all blades none last as long as you would like but I've reused them many times. I recommend these blades, and the 10 pack is a great value.
          Pros: Durable, Strong
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          American Standard Fluent Single Hole Single-Handle Bathroom Faucet in Polished Chrome Size: 10.38 In..
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Solid construction, easy to use, cover plate is NOT included
          PostedAugust 6, 2016
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          I prefer single handle bathroom faucets that have a high arch that doesn't extend too far (spout reach) into the bowl. The reason I like single handle faucets is I find them easier to use/adjust temperature and flow when you have wet/soapy hands. As a woman, I like a higher arch and narrower spout reach on my faucet so when I am rinsing my face I am not bent in half over the sink and trying to avoid the spout. This faucet fits both of those requirements. The handle moves effortlessly. The construction is very solid. It has a nice finish and has a subtle "American Standard" on the drain. My husband really liked the drain design. It doesn't have all those annoying metal parts(i.e., lift rod) Read More
          I prefer single handle bathroom faucets that have a high arch that doesn't extend too far (spout reach) into the bowl. The reason I like single handle faucets is I find them easier to use/adjust temperature and flow when you have wet/soapy hands. As a woman, I like a higher arch and narrower spout reach on my faucet so when I am rinsing my face I am not bent in half over the sink and trying to avoid the spout. This faucet fits both of those requirements. The handle moves effortlessly. The construction is very solid. It has a nice finish and has a subtle "American Standard" on the drain. My husband really liked the drain design. It doesn't have all those annoying metal parts(i.e., lift rod) just four.
          In my other bathroom, I bought a faucet with a "push and seal" (Pfister Brea) so he wouldn't have to deal with the 'usual' drain installation issues as well as it looks better on a pedestal sink. I do like the push and seal drain, but an annoying thing is in order to drain the sink, you have to put your hand into the sink to push the drain. I know that sounds obvious, but lets say you just shaved, you now have to put your clean hands in the shaving cream water to drain the sink. Not a super big deal, but something I didn't really think about. The drain design on this sink is great and I would definitely use this again and also for a pedestal sink. It does NOT come with the cover plate. It does say that in the installation instructions, but that doesn't do you any good if you already bought the faucet. The part number is: 2000.102P.002 and is another $20.99 on Homedepot.com Read Less
          Pros: Durable, Easy to Install, Looks Great, Stylish
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          3out of 3found this review helpful.
           
          KRAUS kitchen sinks are known for excellent quality and sturdy construction. The Premier Collection sinks are the perfect combination of quality, durability and convenience. Made from durable T-304 stainless steel, this undermount sink can easily stand up to constant use and handle your toughest kitchen tasks. Enjoy the advantage of high-end kitchen sinks with the best-selling Standard PRO Series. This KRAUS sink features a clean contemporary design and wear-resistant finish with a beautiful sheen that complements most kitchen appliances.
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Excellent quality, amazing value
          PostedJuly 28, 2016
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          I love big single sinks. My husband and I are both avid cooks with big pots and this sink makes it a breeze to clean them (think of the All Clad 12 Qt Stainless steel pot with the pasta insert). In my previous house, I went with Blanco stainless steel sink. Blanco makes an excellent sink, but this sink beats it in quality, finish, and sound proofing at half the price! I love the square cut at top - very modern and clean - and yet having rounded corners which makes cleaning a breeze. I love this sink so much, I bought another one for my vacation home and plan on putting one in my rental when I renovate the kitchen. Even the bag that comes with the sink is nice! You will not want to throw it Read More
          I love big single sinks. My husband and I are both avid cooks with big pots and this sink makes it a breeze to clean them (think of the All Clad 12 Qt Stainless steel pot with the pasta insert). In my previous house, I went with Blanco stainless steel sink. Blanco makes an excellent sink, but this sink beats it in quality, finish, and sound proofing at half the price! I love the square cut at top - very modern and clean - and yet having rounded corners which makes cleaning a breeze. I love this sink so much, I bought another one for my vacation home and plan on putting one in my rental when I renovate the kitchen. Even the bag that comes with the sink is nice! You will not want to throw it away and it can be used for so many things, like a laundry bag. I have never had a stainless steel grid in my previous sinks and I love it ...and hate it as well. I love the fact that when you are rinsing/washing your dishes the food bits are on the sink and you can actually dry your dishes on the grid. So why do I hate it? It is another thing to clean. You have to make sure to turn the grid over and scrub each stainless steel rod since mold/gunk will grow (see picture). Also, in order to clean the sink, you need an area next to your sink to put the grid, so kitchens with limited counter space I would not recommend this sink. The only other thing that is a pain to clean is the drain. I love the stainless steel drain basket (I don't have a garbage disposal) but there is a down size to such a deep drain - hard to keep clean (see picture). I have small hands so I can get in there with some comet and sponge and clean it, but it is a tight fit. These are minor, minor issues but thought I would mention. Read Less
          Pros: Easy to Clean, Easy to Use, Looks Great, Nice Design
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          2out of 3found this review helpful.
           
          The Bellwether 60 in. x 34 in. shower base features KOHLER enameled cast iron construction for unmatched durability and ease of maintenance. The left offset drain is designed for easy 60 in. x 30 in. bath replacement. Add a removable cover over the recessed drain for a finished look. Color: White.
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          I will never install tile in my shower after this!
          PostedJuly 8, 2016
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          I have remodeled/built several homes. I love the look of the custom built and tiled showers, but the maintenance is a pain. As well, the shower pan is going to deteriorate, so I looked at an alternative in our latest remodel. I decided on cast iron for longevity and looked to a brand I have had great experience and purchased this shower pan. We installed it - what a pain! Nothing against Kohler, but it is HEAVY and trying to maneuver it into place and placing/attaching the drain was a pain in the butt! There were three of us and a dolly (thank god!) and we finally had it placed. I am building our next house and without a second thought I am buying this for my master bath and realized I never Read More
          I have remodeled/built several homes. I love the look of the custom built and tiled showers, but the maintenance is a pain. As well, the shower pan is going to deteriorate, so I looked at an alternative in our latest remodel. I decided on cast iron for longevity and looked to a brand I have had great experience and purchased this shower pan. We installed it - what a pain! Nothing against Kohler, but it is HEAVY and trying to maneuver it into place and placing/attaching the drain was a pain in the butt! There were three of us and a dolly (thank god!) and we finally had it placed. I am building our next house and without a second thought I am buying this for my master bath and realized I never wrote a review. I will never tile a shower floor again. This shower pan makes maintaining and cleaning your bathroom so easy. It looks fabulous with any tile/stone. It is nonslip. Though it may seem expensive, if you compare what it will cost to do a shower pan and then tile, it is a cost saver. Just wish there were more sizes. Also, I bought the drain cover - looks great, but I wouldn't recommend it. First, I have long hair, so I have to clear the drain and you can't see it with the cover. The second item is the cover hides all the dirt/mold and it is really gross when you have to clean it. Read Less
          Pros: Durable, Easy to Clean, High Quality, Looks Great
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          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 Industrial Chic look capitalizes on the play between polished and rough elements. The Walden Forge collections' smooth matte black metal surfaces contrast with the knurled, aged brass socket and back plate. The lively glow of vintage lamps is set inside of Austin's stylish frame.
           

          Are there options for brighter light bulbs in the vintage style ?

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          November 18, 2019
          Are there options for brighter light bulbs in the vintage style ?
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          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          November 19, 2019
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          Yes, you can use any 60 watt bulb
           
          This Porter-Cable combo kit is ideal for framing and finish work, crafts, flooring and furniture. This combo kit includes the C2002 6 Gal. 150 PSI Air Compressor, FN250SB 16-Gauge 2-1/2 in. Finish Nailer, BN200SB 18-Gauge 2 in. Brad Nailer, TS056 3/8 in. Crown Stapler, a belt hook and a 25 ft. hose. The air compressor features two regulated, factory-installed air couplers to easily support two users. Its body is made with steel for strength and has an upgraded shroud and console cover to protect its vital components. The compressor features an oil-free pump to eliminate the need for maintenance and the tank is designed to operate at 150 max psi.
           

          Will this compressor run air tools?

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          November 9, 2019
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          Sonoma, CA
          November 9, 2019
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          Yes
           
          LifeProof is the latest innovation in vinyl flooring and is exclusively sold at The Home Depot. This flooring now features Scratch Protect surface coating, which is the Ultimate in scratch and stain resistance. LifeProof luxury vinyl flooring is both pet and kid friendly. This product has a pre-attached underlayment which minimizes sound and enhances warmth and comfort underfoot. LifeProof luxury vinyl flooring features a drop-and-lock installation system making it fast and easy for both Pros and DIYers to install. This flooring offers authentic color and texture for a realistic look and feel. LifeProof is both phthalate-free and formaldehyde-free to ensure product safety. Buy today, install today. 100% LifeProof, 0% worries. Color: Starry Light.
           

          How do you finish the edge up against a bathtub? (it would be the short side of the planks) Do yo...

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          AZJan
          November 7, 2019
          How do you finish the edge up against a bathtub? (it would be the short side of the planks) Do you still need to leave 1/4" space?
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          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          November 7, 2019
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          Hi,
          Yes you still need to leave the gap. You want to put in 100% waterproof clear silcone between the gap and the tub, like Tap Silicone Max 10.1 oz. Clear 100% Premium Kitchen and Bath Silicone Sealant (model: #08668). I would then install the Zamma Starry Light 5/8 in. Thick x 3/4 in. Wide x 94 in. Length Vinyl Quarter Round Molding (Model # 015143850) to cover the gap and finish it off.
           
          Give your interior a high-class look with the luxurious ratio 4 light fixture. With its 4 wide cylindrical shades made of transparent glass and enhanced with unique shiny bubbles, this mural applique is sure to give your home a sparkle. Your bathroom, bedroom and lobby are just some of the spaces that would benefit from this dazzling piece. The chrome frame and sumptuous flair of this model are also sure to bring incredible character to your decor. The ratio 4 isn't only elegant, it also provides you with a lot of flexibility. By combining it with a dimmer, you can easily master all types of interior atmospheres. Affix it to a wall to discover how much this mural lighting fixture can enhance your interior.
           

          Can this be mounted upside down so the lights shine down. Looking at installing it over the sink.

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          TryingSomethingDifferent
          October 25, 2019
          Can this be mounted upside down so the lights shine down. Looking at installing it over the sink.
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          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          October 26, 2019
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          Yes you could mount it upside down. However, when you look up you will see the LEDs which is not visually appealing. Also, I don't think it will provide enough light for that type of installation.
           
          Home Decorators Collections Disher Oak 8mm Laminate Flooring brings you value and durability at an affordable price. You dont have to worry about lifes everyday spills and accidents with Disher Oaks 24HR Water Resistant Technology. Disher Oak features a durable AC-3 wear layer, allowing it to withstand everyday wear and tear. With a 30 year Residential Warranty, your homes floor is protected (see warranty guide for more details). Stylish yet timeless, Disher Oaks subdued gray color and matte finish create the perfect backdrop to any space. Angle Tap technology is suitable for both professional and Do It Yourself Installation. Disher Oak has achieved GREENGUARD Golds indoor air quality certification, ensuring that its met some of the world's most rigorous and comprehensive standards for low emissions of VOCs into indoor air. Let Home Decorators Collections Disher Oak bring value, beauty, and durability to your next project. Color: Light.
           

          Can you install this flooring over a linoleum floor or does the old floor have to be removed first?

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          kerruise77
          October 23, 2019
          Can you install this flooring over a linoleum floor or does the old floor have to be removed first?
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          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          October 23, 2019
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          If the linoleum floor is stable, yes you could install it over the flooring. You will still need to put down an underlayment - I recommend Trafficmaster .Standard underlayment (Model:100779555)
          If the linoleum is glued to concrete or the location is below grade, I would spend the money and get a better underlayment, such as Roberts Airguard 5 in 1 underlayment (Model: 70-105) I have used it and it is Read More
          If the linoleum floor is stable, yes you could install it over the flooring. You will still need to put down an underlayment - I recommend Trafficmaster .Standard underlayment (Model:100779555)
          If the linoleum is glued to concrete or the location is below grade, I would spend the money and get a better underlayment, such as Roberts Airguard 5 in 1 underlayment (Model: 70-105) I have used it and it is superb! Read Less
           
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