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
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      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
           
          We face a myriad of challenges each and every day. Cleaning clogged drains, thankfully, no longer has to be one of them--thanks to the ShowerShroom. ShowerShroom is a 2 in. stand-up shower stall hair stopper that fits snug inside your shower stall drain, effortlessly gathering each and every hair that tries to make its way down your vulnerable drain. It's the hero you deserve in your bathroom. You can rest easy knowing that ShowerShroom works great for all kinds of hair-- human and pet alike. No more exorbitant bills from the plumber and no more having to use harmful chemical-based drain cleaners that damage your pipes.
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          I have long hair that constantly clogs my shower drain. This is one of those items that once you...
          PostedApril 10, 2019
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          I have long hair that constantly clogs my shower drain. This is one of those items that once you buy and install wonder why you didn't get one sooner. The drain protector is made of a heavy duty plastic that I think will last years. It catches the hair and other debris and is easy to clean. I am definitely going to get the SinkShroom for my bathroom sinks!
          Pros: Easy to Install, Reliable
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          Our Wood Handle Bins are portable and sturdy fabric drawers made to hold anything you may need. Use them to keep miscellaneous items off the floor and to carry project supplies from 1 room to the next. Slide them into a cube organizer or simply collapse them and store them neatly away. These multi-purpose items are storage units and carrying baskets all in one.
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Received free product:Yes
          I was on a mission to organize my laundry room. I have open baskets for the dirty laundry, but w...
          PostedMarch 25, 2019
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          I was on a mission to organize my laundry room. I have open baskets for the dirty laundry, but wanted something other than open baskets for my hand wash and ironing. Since I needed to fit them on my 12: deep shelves, the size was perfect. They arrived quickly and well packed. The single handle, once installed, is nice and sturdy even with the basket filled with clothes. Because of the size, you won't get a ton of clothes in them - well at least how you toss them in a laundry room.
          The only thing is the color has a green undertone. Maybe it is because my laundry room countertop is a dark grey so it really highlights any other color than grey. I still really like the color but just wanted Read More
          I was on a mission to organize my laundry room. I have open baskets for the dirty laundry, but wanted something other than open baskets for my hand wash and ironing. Since I needed to fit them on my 12: deep shelves, the size was perfect. They arrived quickly and well packed. The single handle, once installed, is nice and sturdy even with the basket filled with clothes. Because of the size, you won't get a ton of clothes in them - well at least how you toss them in a laundry room.
          The only thing is the color has a green undertone. Maybe it is because my laundry room countertop is a dark grey so it really highlights any other color than grey. I still really like the color but just wanted to give a heads up. Overall, great value and looks so much more expensive than what costs. Read Less
          Pros: Durable, Easy to Assemble, Looks Great, Nice Design, Sturdy, Well Made
          Cons: green undertone
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          The Francisco Pull from Liberty effortlessly blends styles to create a look that is both relaxed and contemporary. The longer length of this pull is perfect for kitchen cabinets and provides an updated look at an affordable price. The crisp Satin Nickel finish complements a wide variety of painted and wood finishes.
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          I like larger handles on my cabinets because I find them easier to open. In my last kitchen, I go...
          PostedMarch 25, 2019
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          I like larger handles on my cabinets because I find them easier to open. In my last kitchen, I got the Liberty 3" stainless steel bar drawer pull (Model P13456L-SS-U1). They are really nice quality handles, but the ends, depending on what you are wearing, end up catching your clothing which either stops you in your tracks, rips the clothing, or opens up the door. It drives me crazy! When I started remodeling my kitchen, I stuck with the Liberty brand because their quality is excellent. The ends only protrude 1/4" so they won't catch on my clothes. I love the look of the handles with the round at the base which provides a more finished look. The only nit picky thing I do not like is the line Read More
          I like larger handles on my cabinets because I find them easier to open. In my last kitchen, I got the Liberty 3" stainless steel bar drawer pull (Model P13456L-SS-U1). They are really nice quality handles, but the ends, depending on what you are wearing, end up catching your clothing which either stops you in your tracks, rips the clothing, or opens up the door. It drives me crazy! When I started remodeling my kitchen, I stuck with the Liberty brand because their quality is excellent. The ends only protrude 1/4" so they won't catch on my clothes. I love the look of the handles with the round at the base which provides a more finished look. The only nit picky thing I do not like is the line on the bottom ring from the mold. (see pic) The handles will go with modern or traditional.
          They were shipped fast, well packed, and included the screws to install them. However, I think I will need longer screws since the ones they provided are really short. At this price point, these pulls are a steal! Read Less
          Pros: Good Size & Weight, Nice Design
          Cons: mold lines
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          The Francisco pull from Liberty effortlessly blends styles to create a look that is both relaxed and contemporary. This pull is the perfect way to give your room an impactful update at an affordable price. The crisp Satin Nickel finish complements a wide variety of painted and wood finishes.
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          I like larger handles on my cabinets because I find them easier to open. In my last kitchen, I go...
          PostedMarch 25, 2019
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          I like larger handles on my cabinets because I find them easier to open. In my last kitchen, I got the Liberty 3" stainless steel bar drawer pull (Model P13456L-SS-U1). They are really nice quality handles, but the ends, depending on what you are wearing, end up catching your clothing which either stops you in your tracks, rips the clothing, or opens up the door. It drives me crazy! When I started remodeling my kitchen, I stuck with the Liberty brand because their quality is excellent. The ends only protrude 1/4" so they won't catch on my clothes. I love the look of the handles with the round at the base which provides a more finished look. The only nit picky thing I do not like is the line Read More
          I like larger handles on my cabinets because I find them easier to open. In my last kitchen, I got the Liberty 3" stainless steel bar drawer pull (Model P13456L-SS-U1). They are really nice quality handles, but the ends, depending on what you are wearing, end up catching your clothing which either stops you in your tracks, rips the clothing, or opens up the door. It drives me crazy! When I started remodeling my kitchen, I stuck with the Liberty brand because their quality is excellent. The ends only protrude 1/4" so they won't catch on my clothes. I love the look of the handles with the round at the base which provides a more finished look. The only nit picky thing I do not like is the line on the bottom ring from the mold. (see pic) The handles will go with modern or traditional.
          I also decided to go with 3" on my upper cabinet doors and the 5 1/16 for my lower cabinet and drawers. They were shipped fast, well packed, and included the screws to install them. However, I think I will need longer screws since the ones they provided are really short. At this price point, these pulls are a steal! Read Less
          Pros: Good Size & Weight, Nice Design
          Cons: mold lines on base
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          Combine luxury and beauty with the Home Decorators Collection 8 ft. x 8 ft. Area Rug. With a 65% polypropylene design, this braided rug is an incredibly durable option for your home. It comes in a green shade, bringing an earthy and refreshing touch to your decor. This round rug has a braided weave type and the same pattern on both sides.
           
          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 new carpet for our family room. It was important that it could handle heavy ...
          PostedMarch 22, 2019
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          I was looking for a new carpet for our family room. It was important that it could handle heavy use since it was going into the most used room in the house. I was looking for a solid color that would go with a wide range of colors. I saw this carpet and fell in love with the color. Because of monitors, it is always a little scary buying something based what you see on a website. I was so happy to get this carpet and the color was almost exactly what was depicted on homedepot.com. It is a beautiful deep olive green - not army green or forest green, but olive green. I took a picture, with the flash on, so you could see it in comparison to a Pellegrino bottle and a St Pauli carton. Hopeful this Read More
          I was looking for a new carpet for our family room. It was important that it could handle heavy use since it was going into the most used room in the house. I was looking for a solid color that would go with a wide range of colors. I saw this carpet and fell in love with the color. Because of monitors, it is always a little scary buying something based what you see on a website. I was so happy to get this carpet and the color was almost exactly what was depicted on homedepot.com. It is a beautiful deep olive green - not army green or forest green, but olive green. I took a picture, with the flash on, so you could see it in comparison to a Pellegrino bottle and a St Pauli carton. Hopeful this will help show the color of green. It looks fabulous on my grey hardwood floors. It is heavy and I expect years of use and it to wear well based on the quality. The best thing is it can be turned over, to double the life span. Finally, due to the type of rug, at the end of indoor usage, it would be great in a garage or a covered patio in the summer. Great buy and I highly recommend! Read Less
          Pros: Easy to Install, High Quality of Material, Looks Great, Looks High End, Sturdy
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          Franztini's Questions
           
          Use this Loctite 10 fl. oz. PL Premium Advanced Polyurethane Construction Adhesive for indoor or outdoor projects that require a water-resistant, low-VOC adhesive. This adhesive is ideal for humid areas and is compatible with woodwork, concrete, stone, brick, hardwood floors, coated wood, drywall and metal.
           

          The interior vinyl trim (similar to the JELD-WEN - Window Vinyl Interior Flat Trim) around my ret...

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          Franztini
          December 9, 2018
          The interior vinyl trim (similar to the JELD-WEN - Window Vinyl Interior Flat Trim) around my retrofit vinyl windows are loose on a few of my windows. Can I use this to reattached the trim?
           
          Ann Arbor Oak’s authentic wood texturing and natural coloration achieve the look of real weathered hardwood adding beauty to any room. Its durable AC3 wear layer protects against scratching, fading and staining. Appropriate for residential use, it features a user-friendly locking technology for a quick and easy installation.
           

          How random is the pattern of the boards? I installed Traffic Master Lakeshore Pecan (looks great...

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          Franztini
          June 28, 2018
          How random is the pattern of the boards? I installed Traffic Master Lakeshore Pecan (looks great) but they only had about eight different patterns so you had to make sure to open all the boxes and sort by pattern before you could lay out your floor otherwise you might have the same pattern next to each other.
           
          Grace Roof Detail Membrane is the only product available today designed specifically for waterproofing critical roof detail areas. Based on the Grace Ice and Water Shield technology, Grace Roof Detail Membrane is a flexible product that conforms tightly to common roof details such as skylights, chimneys and dormer walls. Available in 9 in. and 18 in. W, it is the optimal choice for valleys and transition areas such as ridges, rake edges and drip edges.
           

          Use under a deck? I have a porch that is over my garage. I am replacing my porch and need to wate...

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          Franztini
          June 27, 2017
          Use under a deck? I have a porch that is over my garage. I am replacing my porch and need to waterproof it. I was thinking of installing this product over 5/8" plywood and then install decking on top. Would this create a water proof barrier?
           
          BEHR Premium Plus 1 gal. Deep Base Low-Luster Enamel Porch and Floor Paint is suitable for a variety of indoor and outdoor projects, including painting basements, porches, floors, decks and patios. This low-luster acrylic latex paint is resistant to UV damage, scuffing, fading, cracking and peeling. It offers improved hiding properties for efficient coverage.
           

          I have a concrete shower base that needs to be repainted. Can I use this paint? I am not lookin...

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          Franztini
          February 25, 2017
          I have a concrete shower base that needs to be repainted. Can I use this paint? I am not looking for a water proof membrane, just a paint that can handle water. Thanks!
           
          The 14-19/64 in. x 9-19/64 in. 1,000-Watt White Wall Heater features louvers that direct heated air downward for even distribution throughout an area. This wall heater can be operated from a convenient wall-mounted line-voltage thermostat by using the Broan model 86W. The thermal overload protection feature helps provide safe use.
           

          Can I use a different thermostat?

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          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          November 4, 2014
          I see that this heater works with the Broan 86W thermostat, but was wondering if I can use another manufacturer's thermostat? I would like the ability to have the ability to do daily scheduling. If so, which one or what would be the specifications.
           
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          Low profile Edgelit LED bath and vanity light that combines innovative technology, aesthetics and functionality. Featuring a Nickel finish, and measuring 24 in. length, this fixture is ideal for placing above - or on either side - of a bathroom mirror to assist in preparing for the day. With up to 60,000 hours of LED life, this fixture offers flicker free dimming down to 10% with many Forward Phase (Triac) and Electronic Low Voltage (ELV) dimmers.
           

          What is the width dimension (not the length) on the curved sides? And, could this be ceiling mou...

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          Annabanana
          March 17, 2019
          What is the width dimension (not the length) on the curved sides? And, could this be ceiling mounted?
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          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          March 18, 2019
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          It is 6" wide at the curve. Yes it can be ceiling mounted. I have it installed in my laundry room - great light.
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          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.
           

          does the stovetop scratch easily

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          DonnaC
          March 14, 2019
          does the stovetop scratch easily
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          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          March 14, 2019
          Answer: 
          It doesn't scratch easily, but I have scratched mine. Make sure you use sponges that are specifically made to be used on stainless steel (i.e. 3M) and use bar keeepers friend for cleaning - it does not scratch stainless and cleans fabulously!
           
          Designed to stay in place thanks to a non-skid backing. The Cook N Comfort Kitchen Mat provides a soft cushioned surface to stand on as you tend to your kitchen duties.
           

          Can the polyester bottom of this floor mat damage prefinished engineered hardwood flooring? What ...

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          Bob
          March 8, 2019
          Can the polyester bottom of this floor mat damage prefinished engineered hardwood flooring? What should be placed under it to protect the floor?
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          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          March 9, 2019
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          I have used it on both prefinished engineered hardwood and laminate and it did not damage it. I love the fact that you can clean this with a sponge and it has a nice feel under foot.
           
          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 you apply this over vinyl square tiles ? will the gaps show even if i use underlayment ? Glu...

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          cooper
          March 8, 2019
          can you apply this over vinyl square tiles ? will the gaps show even if i use underlayment ? Glue under the squares is a nightmare to remove. Managed to get some glue off with cooking oil.
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          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          March 9, 2019
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          I put this over old vinyl tiles however you need to ensure that the gaps are filled. Some of my old vinyl tiles were broken and I filled them in with floor leveling compound that I got from Home Depot, which was super easy to use. Once it was dry, I put down an appropriate underlayment and laid the flooring. The only issue you may have is where the floor transitions to another room or to a door. You may Read More
          I put this over old vinyl tiles however you need to ensure that the gaps are filled. Some of my old vinyl tiles were broken and I filled them in with floor leveling compound that I got from Home Depot, which was super easy to use. Once it was dry, I put down an appropriate underlayment and laid the flooring. The only issue you may have is where the floor transitions to another room or to a door. You may need to modify the transition pieces to accommodate the different floor heights. Read Less
           
          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.
           

          how many boxes will it take to do a 10'x10' room

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          geno
          March 1, 2019
          Asked by
          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          March 2, 2019
          Answer: 
          You will need 110 sq ft (need to add an additional 10% for drop), so 5 boxes.
           
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