Franztini
  • Review count
    253
  • Helpfulness votes
    823
  • Average rating
    4.6
    4.6 out of 5
  • First Review:
    July 30, 2013
  • Last Review:
    August 21, 2019
 
  • Question count
    7
     
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      51
       
       
       
      Activity Summary
       
      • Review count
        253
      • Helpfulness votes
        823
      • Average rating
        4.6
        4.6 out of 5
      • First Review:
        July 30, 2013
      • Last Review:
        August 21, 2019
       
      • Question count
        7
         
        • Answer count
          51
           
           
           
           
          Franztini's Reviews
           
          This 29 cu. ft. Samsung refrigerator has a beautiful, sleek design that fits any kitchen decor. Food Showcase innovates the way you store food, giving you instant access to drinks and condiments with the exterior showcase; while the inner case lets you store large, fresh food items. Metal Cooling technology helps maintain consistent temperature throughout. Plus, LED lighting, Power Freeze and Power Cool Options, and more.
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Great Fridge, poor ice maker
          PostedJanuary 31, 2016
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          We were looking for a 'low profile' fridge because we have a galley type kitchen which is opens to the living/dining. I loved that the handles on this refrigerator were 'built in'. I had to talk my husband into this refrigerator and he is glad I did. Once you get used to the door w/in a door, it is a really useful feature. The fridge is so good, we have put a whole frozen chicken in the fridge to defrost and it is still frozen 3 days later. Our fresh vegetables last longer. At Christmas this year it was really funny, but our refrigerator became a topic of conversation among our guest. They loved it. The refrigerator is also really quiet. The things that drive me crazy about it:, is the ice Read More
          We were looking for a 'low profile' fridge because we have a galley type kitchen which is opens to the living/dining. I loved that the handles on this refrigerator were 'built in'. I had to talk my husband into this refrigerator and he is glad I did. Once you get used to the door w/in a door, it is a really useful feature. The fridge is so good, we have put a whole frozen chicken in the fridge to defrost and it is still frozen 3 days later. Our fresh vegetables last longer. At Christmas this year it was really funny, but our refrigerator became a topic of conversation among our guest. They loved it. The refrigerator is also really quiet. The things that drive me crazy about it:, is the ice maker. We actually had a service call because it seemed like no matter what we got crushed ice. Well the service guy said that is pretty much how it operates. You never get big ice cubes. Read Less
          Pros: Looks Great, Stylish
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          +4points
          4out of 4found this review helpful.
           
          Sleek and contemporary, the Vox Rectangle vessel-style sink features a wide, shallow basin and rounded edges in true minimalist fashion. Countertop installation ensures this sink will stand out in your bathroom as a striking focal point.
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Large beautiful sink
          PostedJanuary 31, 2016
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          I was looking for a large sink for a 48" base cabinet. I have always had undermount sinks, but I wanted to use the 60+ year old maple blutcher block kitchen counter top that I ripped out of the kitchen as a bathroom counter, so I was in the market for an overmount sink. This sink is a great width and depth. You can wash your face without splashing water all over the countertop. It is easy to clean as well.
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          +11points
          11out of 11found this review helpful.
           
          This mirrored cabinet features a Tri-view beveled frameless door that can be installed with hinge. Inside, three glass shelves that hold all your toiletries and bath items. Rust-free aluminum construction with mirror back ensures years of use. A side kit is included for recess or surface mount
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Great Medicine cabinet, just wish a little more flexibility in shelf location
          PostedJanuary 31, 2016
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          This is a really nice quality medicine cabinet. I can't believe how much storage you get from it. The doors are soft close and it is very sturdy. The only complaint I have is I would of liked a little more flexibility in the shelf locations.
          The second picture shows how it looks when I turn on the Armacost RGB LED lighting. Love that lighting!
          Pros: Looks Great, Durable, Good Size & Weight, Good Use of Space, Great Value, High Quality
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          +8points
          9out of 10found this review helpful.
           
          Beautifully crafted, the furniture style Claxby Collection will bring elegance and style to any bathroom. Featuring six working drawers and two large bottom drawers that provide ample storage for all of your bath essentials. Finished in a rich chocolate and accented with chrome cabinet hardware, the 36 in. Claxby​ vanity is a perfect fit for any bath.
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Okay, but would not buy again
          PostedJanuary 31, 2016
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          No, I do not recommend this product.
          I was doing a complete house remodel and ordered this cabinet early because it was on sale. When it arrived, made sure there was no damage and it sat in the garage for a couple of months. Well, as I was taking off the blue tape the secured the doors shut, it peeled off the finish. What? This was the first indication that this was not a quality product. Second, none of the doors and drawers lined up. My husband builds furniture for a living and had a really tough time getting them to line up properly. Finally, after 6 months of use, more of the finish has worn off, the drawers don't always close properly, and it is sagging in the middle so we are going to have to buy another leg to put in the Read More
          I was doing a complete house remodel and ordered this cabinet early because it was on sale. When it arrived, made sure there was no damage and it sat in the garage for a couple of months. Well, as I was taking off the blue tape the secured the doors shut, it peeled off the finish. What? This was the first indication that this was not a quality product. Second, none of the doors and drawers lined up. My husband builds furniture for a living and had a really tough time getting them to line up properly. Finally, after 6 months of use, more of the finish has worn off, the drawers don't always close properly, and it is sagging in the middle so we are going to have to buy another leg to put in the center. I have purchased three different vanities from homedepot.com and this was the worst. The other two, were great. From my experience, I would never buy this again no would I recommend it to anyone.
          In my picture, you can see the center support that we had to put in because the two doors wouldn't close properly because it was sagging. And I don't have a lot of stuff in the center of the cabinet! Read Less
          Pros: Looks Great
          Cons: Quality
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          10out of 10found this review helpful.
           
          Gilmour 5/8 in. Dia x 25 ft. Flat Soaker Water Hose
          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.
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Barely lasts one season!
          PostedMarch 28, 2015
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          No, I do not recommend this product.
          I completely agree with the other 1 star reviews, these hoses are only good for one season - at that! I used them last summer in my garden beds, I planted my spring garden and went to install the hoses and out of 10 hoses only 1 does not have major leaks. As for the comment on water pressure damaging the hoses and that you should install splitters and reduce your water pressure...well, this may be the only way to use these soaker hoses. However, before buying these soaker hoses, I used the cheaper ones, under the same conditions, and they last at least 2 years or more. I am beyond frustrated since the manufacturer warranty is one year. Guess when I bought them? You guessed it - 3/17/2014 - I Read More
          I completely agree with the other 1 star reviews, these hoses are only good for one season - at that! I used them last summer in my garden beds, I planted my spring garden and went to install the hoses and out of 10 hoses only 1 does not have major leaks. As for the comment on water pressure damaging the hoses and that you should install splitters and reduce your water pressure...well, this may be the only way to use these soaker hoses. However, before buying these soaker hoses, I used the cheaper ones, under the same conditions, and they last at least 2 years or more. I am beyond frustrated since the manufacturer warranty is one year. Guess when I bought them? You guessed it - 3/17/2014 - I am 9 days passed the warranty expiration. DO NOT BUY THESE! Read Less
          Cons: Not Durable
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          4out of 4found this review helpful.
           
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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.
           
          Franztini's Answers
           
          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.
           

          What is the measurement from the top of the range to the bottom of the knobs? The specs don’t giv...

          Asked by
          Gmgruman
          May 4, 2019
          What is the measurement from the top of the range to the bottom of the knobs? The specs don’t give that. I have a drawer at left that could hit the knobs depending on the knob height relative to the drawer height. I need the knob bottoms to be no more than 4.25” from the top of the range. (The drawer will clear the range front with oven door down, if the knobs are not in the way. Small kitchen.)
          Asked by
          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          May 4, 2019
          Answer: 
          It looks like 3.25" to 3.5".
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          This mirrored cabinet features a Tri-view beveled frameless door that can be installed with hinge. Inside, three glass shelves that hold all your toiletries and bath items. Rust-free aluminum construction with mirror back ensures years of use. A side kit is included for recess or surface mount
           

          Are the shelves adjustable?

          Asked by
          CalChris
          April 22, 2019
          Are the shelves adjustable?
          Asked by
          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          April 22, 2019
          Answer: 
          Yes they are adjustable.
           
          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.
           

          Is the oven both electric and gas

          Asked by
          Glee
          April 17, 2019
          Asked by
          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          April 17, 2019
          Answer: 
          The stove is gas (burners and oven) but it does need an 110 electrical outlet to plug into for the electronics.
           
          With a state-of-the-art sensor conveniently located underneath the spout, Barossa with Response touchless technology, works with your hand’s natural position in the sink while helping prevent the spread of germs and reducing soap and water stains. Its hidden sensor maintains the integrity of the easy-to-clean design and its easy installation makes for a quick and beautiful update to the busiest room in your home.
           

          Just purchased! Do I have to use deck plate I have single hole in granite counter

          Asked by
          learning
          April 8, 2019
          I have undermount sink
          Asked by
          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          April 9, 2019
          Answer: 
          No. The deck plate is only needed if you have more than one hole.
           
          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.
           

          Can this be installed over porcelin tile?

          Asked by
          Del
          March 22, 2019
          Asked by
          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          March 24, 2019
          Answer: 
          No, you an not install this flooring over tile.
           
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