Frantzini
  • Review count
    280
  • Helpfulness votes
    1,016
  • Average rating
    4.6
    4.6 out of 5
  • First Review:
    July 30, 2013
  • Last Review:
    January 27, 2020
 
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      • Review count
        280
      • Helpfulness votes
        1,016
      • Average rating
        4.6
        4.6 out of 5
      • First Review:
        July 30, 2013
      • Last Review:
        January 27, 2020
       
      • Question count
        7
         
        • Answer count
          76
           
           
           
           
          Frantzini's Reviews
           
          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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          The 3-in-1 versatility of the Spectra Versa Shower System from American Standard allows everyone in the family to enjoy a truly personalized shower. Indulge in the drenching spray of the 11 Rain showerhead and the 4-function hand shower, individually or simultaneously, easily switching between both with the push-button diverter. Designed for hassle-free installation using existing plumbing, Spectra Versa eliminates the need to drill or damage tile, transforming an ordinary shower in an extraordinary spa experience in just 30 minutes. Color: Brushed Nickel.
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          In my last home, I purchased a Grohe Rain shower and hand shower setup. What I did not like about...
          PostedNovember 3, 2019
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          In my last home, I purchased a Grohe Rain shower and hand shower setup. What I did not like about the set up was I could not use the hand shower and rain shower at the same time and the hose was plastic! This American Standard shower kit is hands down 100% better than the Grohe setup. First, all the parts are metal and well made. The toggle on the hand shower has a slight audible sound and clicks easily. The hose is metal, extra-long, and well made. I love the fact that you can use both shower heads at the same time! The kit includes two check valves to prevent backflow. I am doing a full remodel, but you can replace your existing shower with this kit. I am going to use a Symmons Temptrol Read More
          In my last home, I purchased a Grohe Rain shower and hand shower setup. What I did not like about the set up was I could not use the hand shower and rain shower at the same time and the hose was plastic! This American Standard shower kit is hands down 100% better than the Grohe setup. First, all the parts are metal and well made. The toggle on the hand shower has a slight audible sound and clicks easily. The hose is metal, extra-long, and well made. I love the fact that you can use both shower heads at the same time! The kit includes two check valves to prevent backflow. I am doing a full remodel, but you can replace your existing shower with this kit. I am going to use a Symmons Temptrol Brass shower valve (Model# 262XBODY). If you are doing a remodel/new build, any trim kit will work with this shower kit. Highly recommend – you won’t be disappointed.
          The shipping was fast and it was packaged extremely well. Now if only I can get my plumber to work as fast! Read Less
          Pros: Easy to Install, Looks Great, Lots of Features
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          Bruce Water-Proof Engineered Hardwood with Hydropel Technology is made from 100% wood construction and is water-proof up to 36 hours, providing extended protection against every day spills. Hydropel Technology allows you to enjoy the beauty of hardwood in every room of the home, including kitchens, bathrooms, and basements, while giving you confidence it will stand up to lifes everyday spills and accidents. Using a three-part system, Hydropel Technology protects against surface water damage by implementing a tight locking system, a water-proof, hyper-dense wood core and coated backing, and using a proprietary coating on plank edges to seal out water. To preserve its beauty for a lifetime, a performance coating is applied to each plank to prevent scuffs scratches, and stains. This coating adds a durable layer of protection between the natural hardwood and the uncertainty of everyday life, allowing you to live worry-free when it comes to protecting your floors. Color: Cool Gray.
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          When I opened up the box of flooring, the idiom ‘greatest thing since sliced bread’ popped into m...
          PostedOctober 31, 2019
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          When I opened up the box of flooring, the idiom ‘greatest thing since sliced bread’ popped into my mind. I love hardwood and have wanted to install it in my bathroom. Though there are beautiful ‘wood-like’ tiles, my husband doesn’t like the feel of cold tile when he gets out of the shower. This flooring is beautiful, quality top-notch, and the water-proof design – ingenious! The flooring arrived quickly and was well packed. The manufacturer puts foam between the flooring so when it moves in shipment, it does not get scratched. The flooring is solid hardwood and ironically, when my brother saw it, he actually preferred the natural hickory hardwood base – that gives you an idea of the quality. Read More
          When I opened up the box of flooring, the idiom ‘greatest thing since sliced bread’ popped into my mind. I love hardwood and have wanted to install it in my bathroom. Though there are beautiful ‘wood-like’ tiles, my husband doesn’t like the feel of cold tile when he gets out of the shower. This flooring is beautiful, quality top-notch, and the water-proof design – ingenious! The flooring arrived quickly and was well packed. The manufacturer puts foam between the flooring so when it moves in shipment, it does not get scratched. The flooring is solid hardwood and ironically, when my brother saw it, he actually preferred the natural hickory hardwood base – that gives you an idea of the quality. The flooring an be installed above, at, and below grade with the appropriate moisture barrier. It can be glued or installed as a floating floor. I am installing it as a floating floor. When installing flooring, make sure to open multiple boxes to make sure that you get a good color and shade mixture. Also, I use to wait until the end to buy the trim pieces (reducers, t-mouldings, etc.,) but I now buy them at the same time. This way when I an opening up the boxes, I can select floor boards that match the trim pieces. This is especially important when you are only installing in a small area.
          Since it is difficult to tell colors when buying on line, I got this flooring and the Hickory light Gray to see which one best matches the Lanceton vanity in Sterling Gray (Model #LT48P2V3-ST – highly recommend!) that I am installing in my hall bathroom. The cool grey has a wonderful medium color grey that doesn’t look cold. I took a picture of it on top of Home Decorator Cross Sawn Oak Gray flooring (Model #368501-00265 – also recommend!) which has a grey/beige tint so you can see the difference. I also took a picture of it against the light grey so you can see the difference between the two different greys. The light grey does go well with the Lanceton vanity, but the cool gray, with it darker color, is a better contrast. Due to the quality of the flooring, I am going to use the light gray in my master bathroom remodel since I am installing the Wyndham Sheffield Vanity in white with carrara marble top (Model #WCS141472DWHCMUNSMXX) and it will look stunning. This flooring would be fabulous in a beach house or a house with pool. Read Less
          Pros: Easy to Clean, Easy to Install, Good Wood, High Quality of Material, Looks Great
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          Bruce Water-Proof Engineered Hardwood with Hydropel Technology is made from 100% wood construction and is water-proof up to 36 hours, providing extended protection against every day spills. Hydropel Technology allows you to enjoy the beauty of hardwood in every room of the home, including kitchens, bathrooms, and basements, while giving you confidence it will stand up to lifes everyday spills and accidents. Using a three-part system, Hydropel Technology protects against surface water damage by implementing a tight locking system, a water-proof, hyper-dense wood core and coated backing, and using a proprietary coating on plank edges to seal out water. To preserve its beauty for a lifetime, a performance coating is applied to each plank to prevent scuffs scratches, and stains. This coating adds a durable layer of protection between the natural hardwood and the uncertainty of everyday life, allowing you to live worry-free when it comes to protecting your floors. Color: Light Gray.
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          When I opened up the box of flooring, the idiom ‘greatest thing since sliced bread’ popped into m...
          PostedOctober 31, 2019
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          When I opened up the box of flooring, the idiom ‘greatest thing since sliced bread’ popped into my mind. I love hardwood and have wanted to install it in my bathroom. Though there are beautiful ‘wood-like’ tiles, my husband doesn’t like the feel of cold tile when he gets out of the shower. This flooring is beautiful, quality top-notch, and the water-proof design – ingenius! The flooring arrived quickly and was well packed. The manufacturer puts foam between the flooring so when it moves in shipment, it does not get scratched. The flooring is solid hardwood and ironically, when my brother saw it, he actually preferred the natural hickory hardwood base – that gives you an idea of the quality. Read More
          When I opened up the box of flooring, the idiom ‘greatest thing since sliced bread’ popped into my mind. I love hardwood and have wanted to install it in my bathroom. Though there are beautiful ‘wood-like’ tiles, my husband doesn’t like the feel of cold tile when he gets out of the shower. This flooring is beautiful, quality top-notch, and the water-proof design – ingenius! The flooring arrived quickly and was well packed. The manufacturer puts foam between the flooring so when it moves in shipment, it does not get scratched. The flooring is solid hardwood and ironically, when my brother saw it, he actually preferred the natural hickory hardwood base – that gives you an idea of the quality. The flooring an be installed above, at, and below grade with the appropriate moisture barrier. It can be glued or installed as a floating floor. I am installing it as a floating floor. When installing flooring, make sure to open multiple boxes to make sure that you get a good color and shade mixture. Also, I use to wait until the end to buy the trim pieces (reducers, t-mouldings, etc.,) but I now buy them at the same time. This way when I an opening up the boxes, I can select floor boards that match the trim pieces. This is especially important when you are only installing in a small area.
          Since it is difficult to tell colors when buying on line, I got this flooring and the Hickory Cool Gray to see which one best matches the Lanceton vanity in Sterling Gray (Model #LT48P2V3-ST – highly recommend!) that I am installing in my hall bathroom. The light grey is very light but is a true grey. I took a picture of it on top of Home Decorator Cross Sawn Oak Gray flooring (Model #368501-00265 – also recommend!) which has a grey/beige tint so you can see the difference. I also took a picture of it against the cool grey so you can see the difference between the two different greys. The light grey does go well with the Lanceton vanity, but the cool gray, with it darker color, is a better contrast. Due to the quality of the flooring, I am going to use the light gray in my master bathroom remodel since I am installing the Wyndham Sheffield Vanity in white with carrara marble top (Model #WCS141472DWHCMUNSMXX) and it will look stunning. This flooring would be fabulous in a beach house or a house with pool. Read Less
          Pros: Easy to Clean, Easy to Install, Good Wood, High Quality of Material, Looks Great, Looks High End
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          The Merola Tile Expressions Weave Black 12-1/4 in. x 12-1/4 in. x 7 mm Glass Mosaic Tile is constructed of recycled pressed glass. The black basket-weave shaped chips feature mixed finishes for added dimension. With characteristics of unglazed porcelain tile, this mosaic is impervious and frost resistant. These mesh-mounted tiles offer a high durability rating that is great for any interior or exterior space. Color: Black / Mixed Finish.
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          I am redoing my master bathroom and want it to be classic, yet modern. Black and white never rea...
          PostedOctober 22, 2019
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          I am redoing my master bathroom and want it to be classic, yet modern. Black and white never really goes out of style since you can change the towels/accents to completely change the look. When I saw this black weave, I had to have it for my shower! It is even more beautiful in person. The combination of matte and gloss black gives it a very elegant appearance. It is quality construction – look at the picture of it compared to another mosaic that I purchased. To go with this mosaic, I am going to install the Maya Blanco 8 in. x 24 in. Ceramic Wall Tile (Model # WPM8MYAB) on the walls – see pictures. Between the texture in the mosaic and the texture of the wall tiles, it will be a classic, Read More
          I am redoing my master bathroom and want it to be classic, yet modern. Black and white never really goes out of style since you can change the towels/accents to completely change the look. When I saw this black weave, I had to have it for my shower! It is even more beautiful in person. The combination of matte and gloss black gives it a very elegant appearance. It is quality construction – look at the picture of it compared to another mosaic that I purchased. To go with this mosaic, I am going to install the Maya Blanco 8 in. x 24 in. Ceramic Wall Tile (Model # WPM8MYAB) on the walls – see pictures. Between the texture in the mosaic and the texture of the wall tiles, it will be a classic, but modern look. I am going to have the walls trim out in the Merola Tile Chester Nero 12” Demi-bullnose (Model #WNU36CNB) in black to make the mosaic pop even more! If you are going to install this mosaic yourself, you are going to need a wet saw. Read Less
          Pros: High Quality of Material, Looks Great, Looks High End, Modern
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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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          Frantzini
          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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          Frantzini
          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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          Frantzini
          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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          Frantzini
          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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          Frantzini
          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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          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 this floor be installed in the kitchen where kitchen sink spalshes occur all the time?

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          Los
          December 2, 2019
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          Frantzini
          Sonoma, CA
          December 3, 2019
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          Yes it can. The flooring is water resistant up to 24 hours, however it is recommended that you wipe up any excess moisture or spills as soon as possible.
           
          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.
           

          Can this range be converted to use LP gas?

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          SlyFox
          December 1, 2019
          Can this range be converted to use LP gas?
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          Frantzini
          Sonoma, CA
          December 3, 2019
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          Yes it can!
           
          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.
           

          Can you put in more than 1 code at a time ie: will the deadbolt open using any 1 of say 6 stored...

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          hook
          November 23, 2019
          Can you put in more than 1 code at a time ie: will the deadbolt open using any 1 of say 6 stored codes?
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          Frantzini
          Sonoma, CA
          November 24, 2019
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          Yes you can have more than one code at a time and use any of the codes.
           
          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.
           

          Are the knobs made of metal and is the read out material glass?

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          Ginny
          November 21, 2019
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          Frantzini
          Sonoma, CA
          November 21, 2019
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          The knobs are metal and the read out area is glass. Great stove!
           
          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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          HomeRepairs
          November 18, 2019
          Are there options for brighter light bulbs in the vintage style ?
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          Frantzini
          Sonoma, CA
          November 19, 2019
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          Yes, you can use any 60 watt bulb
           
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