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
           
          This bathroom light is a perfect example of classic style redesigned for today's home. With its simple design and brushed nickel finish, this vanity light will be the star of your bathroom. The bell shaped opal glass shades bring style and sophistication to this fixture. This light fixture is designed for damp locations such as over bathroom sinks and vanity areas.
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          I am remodeling my master bathroom and going to have two vanity lights over two 24" wide medicine...
          PostedAugust 21, 2019
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          I am remodeling my master bathroom and going to have two vanity lights over two 24" wide medicine cabinets. So I wanted the light to be smaller, yet produce enough light. This light, which accepts up to three 60 watt light bulbs puts off a beautiful diffused, but bright light.
          The light arrived quickly and was really well packed. It was so well packed I had to open up both ends of the box to get the Styrofoam out that was protecting the glass shades. It has everything you need to install the light. The glass shades are 6 tall and a very good quality. Clear directions were provided, but the light was so easy to install I never even bothered looking at them. Highly recommend!
          Pros: Easy to Assemble, High Quality of Material, Looks Great, Stylish, Unique, Very Bright
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          The OMUR Wall Mount System for flooring gives you the option to install click and lock flooring on most wall surfaces, offering flexibility to choose from a vast array of colors, styles and price points. With a drill and screws, you can mount the rails to just about any surface making this a great option for drywall, stucco or even brick walls. No messy glue or nail gun needed. Want to change the color of the room in a couple years. No problem. Replace planks easily, no need to worry about trends changing. Unlike glue, the OMUR system does not destroy the wall upon removal. Starter kit includes six 4 ft. long Mounting Rails and enough mounting clips to create up to 32 sq. ft. of wall decor. Multiple kits can be used to increase the coverage as needed. Additional parts and accessories are available to support the installation of the OMUR Wall Mount System. Tool Kit, screws and anchors are sold separately. Does not include the actual flooring planks.
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          I wanted to do a a feature wall in my half bathroom. It is easy to glue up click and lock floorin...
          PostedAugust 21, 2019
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          I wanted to do a a feature wall in my half bathroom. It is easy to glue up click and lock flooring, but if you don't like it or want to change it later, you will damage your sheet rock in removing it. By using this product, you screw in the mounting rails and then click and lock the flooring to the rails. If you don't like it, it is easy to swap out a different plank. Or if you want to take it down all you have to do is remove the planks, unscrew the rails, and fill in the holes and touch up your paint. For the ability to swap out different planks and not having to use glue, the product is worth it - especially if you do not own your residence.
          First, the listing states " Tool Kit sold Read More
          I wanted to do a a feature wall in my half bathroom. It is easy to glue up click and lock flooring, but if you don't like it or want to change it later, you will damage your sheet rock in removing it. By using this product, you screw in the mounting rails and then click and lock the flooring to the rails. If you don't like it, it is easy to swap out a different plank. Or if you want to take it down all you have to do is remove the planks, unscrew the rails, and fill in the holes and touch up your paint. For the ability to swap out different planks and not having to use glue, the product is worth it - especially if you do not own your residence.
          First, the listing states " Tool Kit sold separately (Model # OM820003)" yet it was taped to the exterior of the package. If this was not provided, it would of been extremely frustrating since it is required to use the wall mount kit. The kit was not very well packed and parts could of been lost if the box was damaged in transit. The instructions are fairly easy to follow, but it does not include the necessary screws to install the mounting rails. Since you can install the rails on such diverse surfaces, such as stucco, brick, and sheet rock, it makes sense that they are not included. Now that I got the kit, I am seriously thinking about doing my boring brick fireplace instead of my half bathroom. It only covers 32 sq ft (i.e., 8' x 4' wall) but they sell additional rails (Model # OM820004). I would of knocked off 2 stars because everything is plastic, but because of the convenience of being able to install plank flooring on surfaces such as brick, I only knocked off a star. Read Less
          Pros: Easy to Install, Easy to Use
          Cons: all plastic
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          Decorate your home with this advanced LED projection spotlight. It projects a gentle cascade of dropping spiders onto any wall or flat surface. Stake it into the ground and use multiple spotlights for an even more dramatic effect.
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          I got a Christmas projection decorations last year and I loved them so I wanted to get some for H...
          PostedAugust 8, 2019
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          I got a Christmas projection decorations last year and I loved them so I wanted to get some for Halloween. I love spiders and thought this was cool. It has great movement with the spiders dropping down. Besides the spiders there is a long black bar that scrolls through (see my video). Is this where the spiders are dropping from? I don't really get it. Anyway, besides that I am looking forward to using it this Halloween. As a note, in the listing it shows the projection sitting on a table on its base. I could not get it to sit level because the cord is so heavy it pulls it over. To use this without the spike, you would have to use something to secure it. I knocked off a star for that reason.
          Pros: High Quality, Lots of Features
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          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.
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Being a cat lover, when I saw this Halloween decoration, I had to have it. It arrived quickly an...
          PostedAugust 8, 2019
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          Being a cat lover, when I saw this Halloween decoration, I had to have it. It arrived quickly and was well packed. It is well made and I love that it has the pumpkin on the outside to contribute to your outside decorations. I love the fact that the eyes blink which is so unique. In the listing it shows the projection sitting on a table on its base. I could not get it to sit level because the cord is so heavy it pulls it over. To use this without the spike, you would have to use something to secure it. I knocked off a star for that reason since I wanted to use this inside.
          Pros: Durable, Good Size & Weight, Looks Great
          Cons: tips over
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          Did you know Philips Hue smart bulbs are only active when the light switch is in the on/up position? If the switch is accidentally turned off or Wi-Fi connection is lost, the Philips Hue smart bulb no longer operates from any control source (wireless app, remote, or voice). The Aurora Always Ready Smart Bulb Dimmer is the first and only solution that ensures your Hue smart bulbs are kept in ready mode. Its elegant, intuitive, easy-touch dimming aesthetic allows anyone to control the lights, even if they dont have the app.
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          I got this dimmer switch to lock my Hue bulb switch on. Since my hue bulbs are in the kitchen, t...
          PostedAugust 6, 2019
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          I got this dimmer switch to lock my Hue bulb switch on. Since my hue bulbs are in the kitchen, they are always being turned off and then I can't turn them on remotely. This functions as designed so for that reason alone, it gets 5 stars. However, I don't know what I was thinking, but as clearly illustrated in the listing, you need the old style switch (toggle) for this to work. Well I have the more modern switches, so it wasn't a simple install. I had to go buy the old style switch to have this work. Not a big deal, but still a pain. It does have a battery that needs to be replaced, at some point, but it is the standard CR2032 that is easy to find at any store. The second thing is you want Read More
          I got this dimmer switch to lock my Hue bulb switch on. Since my hue bulbs are in the kitchen, they are always being turned off and then I can't turn them on remotely. This functions as designed so for that reason alone, it gets 5 stars. However, I don't know what I was thinking, but as clearly illustrated in the listing, you need the old style switch (toggle) for this to work. Well I have the more modern switches, so it wasn't a simple install. I had to go buy the old style switch to have this work. Not a big deal, but still a pain. It does have a battery that needs to be replaced, at some point, but it is the standard CR2032 that is easy to find at any store. The second thing is you want to pair this switch, you need to have the latest Hue bridge (square) and I have the older (round) version. So in all, it works as a switch lock, but I knocked off a star because it doesn't work with older Hue bridges. Read Less
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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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          Keep your home comfortable in extreme cold and hot temperatures all year round. Greenfiber blow-in cellulose insulation fills gaps and voids to create an energy saving thermal blanket that can lower heating and cooling costs by 25% and reduce sound power by 60%. Fire resistant treated insulation is made with 85% recycled material that meets a Class 1 Fire Rating to protect your home and give you more time to evacuate.
           

          Moisture inside wall or need to be drying

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          La1280
          January 20, 2017
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          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          January 21, 2017
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          You need to dry it otherwise it will clump and it may mold.
           
          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.
           

          How is this installed? Using adhesive or nails?

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          Tyler
          December 18, 2016
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          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          December 18, 2016
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          I used a staple gun and staples. I forgot what size staple but I think 3/4 inch
           
          The time consuming ways of installing hoods are now a thing of the past. The FIT system eliminates measuring, cutting and filler strips for a perfect fit every time. Once installed, homeowners enjoy the quiet operation of 7 sones at its highest speed with 3 fan speeds and recirculation option. This way, the vent hood doesn't disturb family time in the kitchen. And when cooking introduces steam, grease, smoke and odors into the surrounding air, a 350 CFM fan takes care of it. Plus, this model offers LED lighting to brighten the cooking area.
           

          The Installation Instructions and Use & Care Guide says that the LED light can only be replaced b...

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          CrazyLadyFromAlbuquerque
          December 8, 2016
          The Installation Instructions and Use & Care Guide says that the LED light can only be replaced by a service technician. Is that a mistake in the manual? Thank you
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          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          December 11, 2016
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          I don't think it is a mistake and a concern I had as well. Many leds cannot be replaced, i.e., in bathroom lights, and when they go out you need to get a new fixture. So based on that, I would assume it is not a mistake.
           
          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.
           

          How do I know what size to order

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          Shirley
          November 25, 2016
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          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          November 30, 2016
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          If you scroll down, there is a size chart. Since it is a slim fitting jacket, I would order a size larger than your normal size. I normally wear a small and the medium fits perfectly. I love this jacket.
           
          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.
           

          I searching for white vanity 48 width and 20 in dept

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          Jc
          November 16, 2016
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          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          November 20, 2016
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          This cabinet is too deep. The only one that I could find was Design Element Stanton 48 in. W x 20 in. D Single Vanity (Model # B48-VS-W; Internet #204600757)
          Another thought is to buy two of these cabinets ( Foremost Naples 24 in. W x 18 in. Home depot Model # NAWA2418D; Internet #203133002) and bolt them together. I purchased this vanity in the 60" and it was WAY better than the Claxby. I have the Read More
          This cabinet is too deep. The only one that I could find was Design Element Stanton 48 in. W x 20 in. D Single Vanity (Model # B48-VS-W; Internet #204600757)
          Another thought is to buy two of these cabinets ( Foremost Naples 24 in. W x 18 in. Home depot Model # NAWA2418D; Internet #203133002) and bolt them together. I purchased this vanity in the 60" and it was WAY better than the Claxby. I have the Claxby 48" for a year and the finish is peeling, we had to get another leg to support the center because it was sagging, and the drawers don't line up/close properly and have to be adjusted every few months. . Read Less
           
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