Franztini
  • Review count
    272
  • Helpfulness votes
    933
  • Average rating
    4.6
    4.6 out of 5
  • First Review:
    July 30, 2013
  • Last Review:
    December 10, 2019
 
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      Activity Summary
       
      • Review count
        272
      • Helpfulness votes
        933
      • Average rating
        4.6
        4.6 out of 5
      • First Review:
        July 30, 2013
      • Last Review:
        December 10, 2019
       
      • Question count
        7
         
        • Answer count
          66
           
           
           
           
          Franztini's Reviews
           
          Add sophisticated style to any room with this drum style pendant. The white cloth covered shade is help by a gleaning polished nickel frame, for just the right touch of bling. 4 light cluster gives soft and ample light.
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          I was looking for a light to update my dining room. I have a traditional crystal chandelier and i...
          PostedNovember 4, 2019
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          I was looking for a light to update my dining room. I have a traditional crystal chandelier and it just doesn’t look right in my California Ranch style home. I really like the drum style of the light which diffuses the light and makes the dining room more welcoming because of the warmth of the shade versus the visible bulbs in the traditional chandelier.
          Shipping was fast and the light was well packed. The wire is 8’ long, so you can hang the light at least 7’ 6” off your celling. The light takes four 60 watt bulbs which will generate 3600 lumens. The light produces more lumens than I need in my 12’x12’ dining room, but that is a positive. My dining room light is on a dimmer, so if I am Read More
          I was looking for a light to update my dining room. I have a traditional crystal chandelier and it just doesn’t look right in my California Ranch style home. I really like the drum style of the light which diffuses the light and makes the dining room more welcoming because of the warmth of the shade versus the visible bulbs in the traditional chandelier.
          Shipping was fast and the light was well packed. The wire is 8’ long, so you can hang the light at least 7’ 6” off your celling. The light takes four 60 watt bulbs which will generate 3600 lumens. The light produces more lumens than I need in my 12’x12’ dining room, but that is a positive. My dining room light is on a dimmer, so if I am doing craft work at the dining room table, I can turn it up all the way. It is a beautiful and classic light that will look great in a dining room, entry and/or open stairwell.
          By the way, to calculate how many lumens you need in your dining room is simple. Dining rooms need between 10 to 20 lumens per square foot. Calculate your dining room square footage (mine is 144 sq ft (12’ x 12’) and then times it by the lumens per square foot 144*10 = 1440 lumens at the low end and 144*20 = 2880 lumens at the high end. Read Less
          Pros: Easy to Assemble, Good Size & Weight, High Quality of Material, Looks Great, Stylish, Very Bright
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          The Home Decorators Collection LED Outdoor Wall Mount comes in a sand black finish with a clear glass. This modern LED outdoor wall mount will bring a fresh clean appearance that will complement the exterior decor of your home. It uses and integrated LED module and does not require ever having to replace light bulbs virtually eliminates maintenance.
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          My house is a ‘California Ranch’ with the old style lantern lights. I am redoing the exterior and...
          PostedNovember 4, 2019
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          My house is a ‘California Ranch’ with the old style lantern lights. I am redoing the exterior and wanted to update the look to be more modern but not too modern that the lights did not look good. I fell in love with the clean lines of this exterior light. The design is both modern and classic. I have a total of five lights from my driveway to the front door. I got this one and four of the smaller version (Model # 23750). The light is extremely heavy and well made. Everything you need to install the light is in the box. For only 260 lumens, it puts off a perfect amount of light to illuminate my entry way which is 8’ x 5’. I am painting my house a medium brown/grey, so the black lights will Read More
          My house is a ‘California Ranch’ with the old style lantern lights. I am redoing the exterior and wanted to update the look to be more modern but not too modern that the lights did not look good. I fell in love with the clean lines of this exterior light. The design is both modern and classic. I have a total of five lights from my driveway to the front door. I got this one and four of the smaller version (Model # 23750). The light is extremely heavy and well made. Everything you need to install the light is in the box. For only 260 lumens, it puts off a perfect amount of light to illuminate my entry way which is 8’ x 5’. I am painting my house a medium brown/grey, so the black lights will almost blend in until at night when they are turned on.
          I want to mention that on the sides of the light, there are visible screws. You can’t see them in the online photos (see photo). For my installation, this isn’t an issue.
          I have one concern with the light is the enclosure might be a perfect place for wasps to make their nest. A minor concern and does not detract from the beauty and quality of the light. Read Less
          Pros: Good Size & Weight, High Quality of Material, Looks Great, Stylish, Well Made
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          The Home Decorators Collection LED Outdoor Wall Mount comes in a sand black finish with a clear glass. This modern LED outdoor wall mount will bring a fresh clean appearance that will complement the exterior decor of your home. It uses and integrated LED module and does not require ever having to replace light bulbs virtually eliminates maintenance.
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          My house is a ‘California Ranch’ with the old style lantern lights. I am redoing the exterior and...
          PostedNovember 4, 2019
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          My house is a ‘California Ranch’ with the old style lantern lights. I am redoing the exterior and wanted to update the look to be more modern but not too modern that the lights did not look good. I fell in love with the clean lines of this exterior light. The design is both modern and classic. I have a total of five lights from my driveway to the front door. I got four of this model and one of the larger version (Model # 23751) for my entryway. The light is extremely heavy, solid metal construction and well made. Everything you need to install the light is in the box. For only 210 lumens, it puts off a perfect amount of light to illuminate the 3’ walkway to my front door. I am painting my Read More
          My house is a ‘California Ranch’ with the old style lantern lights. I am redoing the exterior and wanted to update the look to be more modern but not too modern that the lights did not look good. I fell in love with the clean lines of this exterior light. The design is both modern and classic. I have a total of five lights from my driveway to the front door. I got four of this model and one of the larger version (Model # 23751) for my entryway. The light is extremely heavy, solid metal construction and well made. Everything you need to install the light is in the box. For only 210 lumens, it puts off a perfect amount of light to illuminate the 3’ walkway to my front door. I am painting my house a medium brown/grey, so the black lights will almost blend in until at night when they are turned on. I have one concern with the light is the enclosure might be a perfect place for wasps to make their nest. A minor concern and does not detract from the beauty and quality of the light. Read Less
          Pros: High Quality of Material, Looks Great, Stylish, Very Bright, Well Made
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          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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          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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          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. Size: 20.6 In.. Color: White finish.
           

          The cut out hole will be enough to install/accessthe faucet and no additional hole is required correct.

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          Mike
          August 22, 2019
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          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          August 24, 2019
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          Yes, you need to purchase a single hole faucet, not a centerset or widespread faucets
           
          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
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          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. Color: Medium.
           

          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.
           
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