Franztini
  • Review count
    251
  • Helpfulness votes
    822
  • Average rating
    4.6
    4.6 out of 5
  • First Review:
    July 30, 2013
  • Last Review:
    August 8, 2019
 
  • Question count
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      Activity Summary
       
      • Review count
        251
      • Helpfulness votes
        822
      • Average rating
        4.6
        4.6 out of 5
      • First Review:
        July 30, 2013
      • Last Review:
        August 8, 2019
       
      • Question count
        7
         
        • Answer count
          50
           
           
           
           
          Franztini's Reviews
           
          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.
           
          Transform your paint sprayer into a rolling system with this Roller Kit. The kit is four times faster than a traditional roller and eliminates the mess and hassle of a roller tray. Simply attach it directly to the spray gun; no tools required. Pressure rolling is ideal when spraying is not possible.
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Expensive but worth it
          PostedFebruary 15, 2015
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          I hesitated spending $80 on this accessory since I just spent $300 on the Graco X5 sprayer - which I didn't budget for but figured it was cheaper to buy it than rent a sprayer since I had a whole house to do. After spraying the whole interior with primer, I like using the sprayer since it is light and easy to maneuver but I was painting the walls a different color than the ceiling and the thought of trying to protect the ceiling while spraying the walls is what lead me to look into this accessory. I hesitated because of the cost and some bad reviews, but figured it had to be better than spending the time to protect the ceilings from overspray. I am glad I did!
          Well yesterday I did two coats Read More
          I hesitated spending $80 on this accessory since I just spent $300 on the Graco X5 sprayer - which I didn't budget for but figured it was cheaper to buy it than rent a sprayer since I had a whole house to do. After spraying the whole interior with primer, I like using the sprayer since it is light and easy to maneuver but I was painting the walls a different color than the ceiling and the thought of trying to protect the ceiling while spraying the walls is what lead me to look into this accessory. I hesitated because of the cost and some bad reviews, but figured it had to be better than spending the time to protect the ceilings from overspray. I am glad I did!
          Well yesterday I did two coats on 90% of the interior walls of a 1500 square foot house - by myself! 3 bedrooms, hallway, living room, and family room. I was exhausted after at the end of the day and had my frustrations with the roller, but was still glad that I bought it. As a previous reviewer stated, the roller is heavier than a standard roller. You will have to roll with two hands. One on the gun and the other guiding the bar. Because it is heavy and you are triggering the paint that comes out of the roller, you need to 'guide' the roller up/down the wall so you don't get 'runs' on the sides. The best way to describe this is when you have a roller filled with paint and you roll and lean on one side of the roller - there will be a run of paint on that side. This can occur with the roller if you don't use your hand to guide it - especially in tight corners/areas. It does take a little getting use to since you trigger the gun to get paint to the roller and roll. As some reviewers stated, it took longer to cut the corners than it did to roll the walls. Here is my two cents on the pros and cons.
          Pros -
          Clean - there are no drips from the roller and it is 100% cleaner than the sprayer
          Fast - Energy focused on rolling not stopping and getting more paint on your roller
          Economical - less paint used since you put the sprayer hose into the gallon/5 gallon bucket and not pouring into trays
          Cons -
          Heavy - the roller is heavier than a traditional roller. I recommend getting the cheap gloves that have rubber in the palm and fingers and use them to paint. It helps with the metal gun and the hand that holds the metal bar to the roller
          Size - the roller bar is fixed. If you have a small area, i.e., 3' hallway, it can be difficult to roll
          Fighting the hose - this pairs with the "heaviness' of the roller. At times when rolling the hose would cause frustration.
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          Pros: Easy to Use
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          31out of 31found this review helpful.
           
          The Kurdamir Collection is an expansive collection of timeless Persian designs in fresh colors. Each rug has been meticulously woven in magnificent detail utilizing state of the art technology. These rugs are stain resistant with treatment and should be spot cleaned for easy maintenance.
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Much nicer than I expected
          PostedDecember 29, 2013
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          I purchased this runner for my stairs because my older doggies were having a tough time with the wood stairs. It arrived very timely and is a lot nicer than I expected. It is really thick and plush. Because of the quality I am thinking of doing the rest of my stairs. I would also not hesitate to use it just as a hallway runner.
          Pros: Easy to Install, Looks Great
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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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          Powered by M12 REDLITHIUM Battery Technology, Milwaukee M12 Heated Jackets use carbon fiber heating elements to create and distribute heat to the chest, back, and front hand pockets. For use in abrasive environments, ToughShell Stretch Polyester delivers 5X Longer Life than previous softshell jackets and provides wind and water resistance to survive the elements.
           

          What are the sleeve lengths?

          Asked by
          KimC
          October 19, 2017
          What are the sleeve lengths?
          Asked by
          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          October 20, 2017
          Answer: 
          From the top of the shoulder (at the seam) to the cuff is 26" for the medium
           
          KILZ 5 Gal. PVA Primer seals porous surfaces and dries quickly, while its flat finish creates a non-reflective appearance. This primer can be applied by roller, brush or sprayer. A 5 Gal. can cover up to 2000 sq. ft., and its water-based formula allows for easy clean-up with soap and water.
           

          Is this the right Kiltz to use in a bedroom that have2 outside walls that are concrete based as our house is cinderblock

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          MommaBear
          September 3, 2017
          The walls seem to creat a lot of moisture and we have problem with mold growing on these walls especially?
          Asked by
          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          September 4, 2017
          Answer: 
          This is not the correct product for cinder block. You need to use a waterproofing product, such as RedGard Waterproofing and Crack Prevention Membrane (1 Gal - Model # LQWAF1 or 3-1/2 Gal.- Model # LQWAF3). We used this on our cinder block wall before painting. Works great.
           
          KILZ 5 Gal. PVA Primer seals porous surfaces and dries quickly, while its flat finish creates a non-reflective appearance. This primer can be applied by roller, brush or sprayer. A 5 Gal. can cover up to 2000 sq. ft., and its water-based formula allows for easy clean-up with soap and water.
           

          Is this PVA primer suitable for new drywall in higher moisture areas such as in a small bathroom ...

          Asked by
          Graytoday
          August 11, 2017
          Is this PVA primer suitable for new drywall in higher moisture areas such as in a small bathroom that has a shower?
          Asked by
          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          August 15, 2017
          Answer: 
          Yes it is specially formulated for sealing new sheet rock so your paint will go on uniformly and with less coats.
           
          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 oven have the dehydrate feature?

          Asked by
          Loftforlife
          July 3, 2017
          Does the oven have the dehydrate feature?
          Asked by
          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          July 6, 2017
          Answer: 
          Yes it does. You press Healthy Cook and then #1 for Dehydrate
           
          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.
           

          Does this model come with a water drip pan for the water dispenser??

          Asked by
          Bita
          May 3, 2017
          Asked by
          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          May 18, 2017
          Answer: 
          There is no drip pan under the water dispenser
           
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