Franztini
  • Review count
    279
  • Helpfulness votes
    1,012
  • Average rating
    4.6
    4.6 out of 5
  • First Review:
    July 30, 2013
  • Last Review:
    January 10, 2020
 
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      • Review count
        279
      • Helpfulness votes
        1,012
      • Average rating
        4.6
        4.6 out of 5
      • First Review:
        July 30, 2013
      • Last Review:
        January 10, 2020
       
      • Question count
        7
         
        • Answer count
          75
           
           
           
           
          Franztini's Reviews
           
          West Chester Latex Multipurpose Gloves (10-Pack) are great for a variety of situations where light hand protection and water resistance are necessary. Color: white. Gender: unisex. Age Group: adult.
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          One size - so runs large, good for small projects
          PostedOctober 10, 2016
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          As other reviewers pointed out, the bad thing with "one size fits all" is they are going to run large. As a woman, I have small hands so these are huge on me. They are better suited to men. It you are doing a small project and don't want to buy a box of 100 count, then this is a good buy. However because they are so loose/large, they really aren't good if you need the gloves tight fitting so you can accurately pick up small items or doing detail work. These would be good for a painting project or to throw in your car for emergency use. Otherwise, as a woman, I recommend spending some more money and getting the 100 count that come in small.
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          Milwaukee Magnetic Tape Measures are nothing but Heavy-Duty. Using Nylon Bond Blade Protection and a 5-Point Reinforced Frame, they offer the Longest Life by resisting contamination wear and increasing protection when dropped. To increase productivity on the jobsite, Milwaukee Magnetic Tapes feature Double Sided Printing with Blue Print Scale for easy reading and transferring of measurements. Additional innovative feature is the Finger Stop, which protects your finger when the blade retracts.
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          My new favorite tape measure manufacturer - well designed
          PostedSeptember 23, 2016
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          I've owned another manufacture’s measuring tapes my whole life but this Milwaukee Premium Magnetic Tape Measure has won me over. Large numbers and lines make measuring easy and printed on both sides is also very handy, what a great idea! The large magnetic end is very rigid and allows the tape to attach/hook from both sides. The finger access to hold tap or slow it down on rewind is great and it all fits into my hand quite well. Good strong belt clip finishes the job on this sturdy durable tool.
          This is not a con, but it is heavy due to the size of the tape (35ft). It weighs 1lb 9oz, so this is a tape to use on those big projects. I would recommend getting the 25ft for the every day. Read More
          I've owned another manufacture’s measuring tapes my whole life but this Milwaukee Premium Magnetic Tape Measure has won me over. Large numbers and lines make measuring easy and printed on both sides is also very handy, what a great idea! The large magnetic end is very rigid and allows the tape to attach/hook from both sides. The finger access to hold tap or slow it down on rewind is great and it all fits into my hand quite well. Good strong belt clip finishes the job on this sturdy durable tool.
          This is not a con, but it is heavy due to the size of the tape (35ft). It weighs 1lb 9oz, so this is a tape to use on those big projects. I would recommend getting the 25ft for the every day.
          Pros: Accurate, Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, Durable, Sturdy Read Less
          Pros: Accurate, Durable, Good Size & Weight, Strong, Sturdy
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          1out of 1found this review helpful.
           
          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. Color: Stainless Steel.
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Modern Stainless Steel hood, quiet on lowest setting
          PostedSeptember 23, 2016
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          I have owned range hoods by: Broan, Ventahood, and Kobe. This is the first Whirlpool hood that I have tried. Broan, the cheapest of the hoods I have owned, worked okay but within less than a year the on/off button had fallen off. Ventahoods are fabulous and fabulously expensive and very loud! I currently have a Kobe hood and it is great but also pretty expensive in comparison to Whirlpool (3x). The Whirlpool is very easy to install with the included clips. Much nicer and easier than the three previous brands. On the lowest fan setting, it is very quite but at the highest it is loud, not deafening but loud. You will be able to talk/hear conversation, but it definitely isn't quiet. It Read More
          I have owned range hoods by: Broan, Ventahood, and Kobe. This is the first Whirlpool hood that I have tried. Broan, the cheapest of the hoods I have owned, worked okay but within less than a year the on/off button had fallen off. Ventahoods are fabulous and fabulously expensive and very loud! I currently have a Kobe hood and it is great but also pretty expensive in comparison to Whirlpool (3x). The Whirlpool is very easy to install with the included clips. Much nicer and easier than the three previous brands. On the lowest fan setting, it is very quite but at the highest it is loud, not deafening but loud. You will be able to talk/hear conversation, but it definitely isn't quiet. It functions better than the Broan which had a the same CFM. This model is rated for 50k BTUs, so make sure you check your stove BTUs before buying.
          We installed it with an exterior vent so I can't comment on the re-circulation capabilities. Overall a good hood, vents well and I really like the LED lights (though they can only be replaced by a service technician). Hopefully the LEDs will last a really long time.
          What I don't like about the hood:is the filter removal and the buttons.
          First, you need a philips screwdriver to remove the grease filter. You should not need a tool to remove something that you are going to clean regularly. At least the filter is dishwasher safe.
          Second, the buttons are push to turn on/ push to turn off (pops out). Well the fan has three speeds - on (lowest setting), medium, and high. Well you can have all the buttons "on/pushed in" at one time, which can be a little confusing. Usually buttons will toggle the other buttons, such as when you put it on 'High' the 'Medium' button will toggle off. This is not the case with this hood. You can turn off the hood and still have the "Medium" and 'High" button on, but the fan will be turned off. I know this is minor, but it is opposite of every hood I have owned.
          Overall, a good solid hood at a good price. At this price point, I would buy Whirlpool over Broan based on my experience. Read Less
          Pros: Easy to Install, Looks Great
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          12out of 12found this review helpful.
           
          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. Size: medium. Color: Black. Gender: female. Age Group: adult.
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Why didn't I get one sooner? Stylish, runs small
          PostedAugust 30, 2016
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          I have never had a heated jacket, so I really didn't have any expectations. After using it for the last month, I don't know why I didn't get one sooner. First, the jacket: it is extremely well made, slim fitting and very stylish. I love the 'thumb holes' that keeps the jacket nice and tight around the hands. It ha an inner zippered pocket that holds my large Note5 phone. As previous reviewers have stated, it runs small. I usually wear a small, but got a medium and it fits perfect. There is a zippered pocket in the back where you plug in the battery, but when the battery is not used, it is large and can be used to store many different items.
          Since the jacket runs small, here are the Read More
          I have never had a heated jacket, so I really didn't have any expectations. After using it for the last month, I don't know why I didn't get one sooner. First, the jacket: it is extremely well made, slim fitting and very stylish. I love the 'thumb holes' that keeps the jacket nice and tight around the hands. It ha an inner zippered pocket that holds my large Note5 phone. As previous reviewers have stated, it runs small. I usually wear a small, but got a medium and it fits perfect. There is a zippered pocket in the back where you plug in the battery, but when the battery is not used, it is large and can be used to store many different items.
          Since the jacket runs small, here are the measurements of the jacket lying flat, zipped up: Armpit to Armpit: 20", waist (narrowest part of the jacket):18" neck (not collar) to bottom: 26" shoulder to cuff:25"
          So now for the heating - love it! There are three settings and the control is at the chest. The settings are color coded: red- hottest, white - middle, blue- lowest; Changing the settings is very easy and you have the tactical feel when you toggle between them. To turn on/off the heat, just hold the button down for a few seconds. I absolutely love the warm pockets and the heat is nice and even though the coils are not throughout the jacket. The battery gives you an indication of how much charge is left. So what don't I like? The battery, which is round, sits to the left of the middle of your back so when you sit down in a chair with a back, it feels uncomfortable if you lean back. It doesn't bother you when you are walking around but the battery has some heft to it. I weighed it on the kitchen scale, and it weighs: 9.5oz. Minor issue and the only way I think they could "fix" it is to make the battery flatter, but I bet the battery is used in the other products so that would be a huge manufacturing expense. Awesome jacket and would recommend it, just buy a size larger than you normally wear. Also, buy one for your husband, because mine wants one now! Read Less
          Pros: Durable, Looks Great, Nice Design, Sturdy
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          11out of 11found this review helpful.
           
          The SmartCode touchpad electronic deadbolt is a one-touch locking motorized deadbolt. With your personalized code, you can enter your home with the convenience of keyless entry and the back-lit keypad provides increased visibility. SmartCode is easy to install, program and use, and operates on 4 AA batteries. It also features SmartKey Security as the back-up keyway. This single cylinder deadbolt can be locked or unlocked by using the keypad or key from the outside as well as the turn button from the inside. The Lifetime Polished Brass finish adds to the traditional look and feel of the product and makes a classic statement.
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Easy to install, easy to use
          PostedAugust 30, 2016
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          I installed the Kwikset Halifax electronic deadbolt last year on my house, so when I was doing a remodel on one of my rentals, I knew I was going to install Kwikset electronic deadbolt. The house is a traditional style, so I selected this model. As I stated in my Halifax review, the pros: no keys needed, a single press of the lock button and the door is locked, you can give out different codes to your house cleaner, repair people, etc. Now you don't have extra house keys floating around which can be easily copied. As a rental, I can have my own code for repair people, so once I give notice to the tenants, the repair person has access to the property and I don't have to meet them there - this Read More
          I installed the Kwikset Halifax electronic deadbolt last year on my house, so when I was doing a remodel on one of my rentals, I knew I was going to install Kwikset electronic deadbolt. The house is a traditional style, so I selected this model. As I stated in my Halifax review, the pros: no keys needed, a single press of the lock button and the door is locked, you can give out different codes to your house cleaner, repair people, etc. Now you don't have extra house keys floating around which can be easily copied. As a rental, I can have my own code for repair people, so once I give notice to the tenants, the repair person has access to the property and I don't have to meet them there - this is huge time saver.
          The smartkey feature is nice and pretty easy to do once you read the instructions. The only con I would state is the battery pack is large and initially a little visually distracting. So use to see a deadbolt that it stands out. However, after a day or two you don't 'see' it anymore. Read Less
          Pros: Durable, Easy to Install, Easy to Use
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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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          RibbonFlex Pro Custom Color RGB LED tape lighting transforms spaces like no other lighting can. Add creative color lighting to tray ceilings, coves, under cabinets, architectural elements and more. High performance RGB LEDs can produce an endless array of colors including shades of white making it exceptionally versatile for creative accent lighting. Use a color controller to select a static color and brightness level of your choice, or create color changing scenes and effects. Ultra thin and flexible (measuring just over 3/8 in. W by 1/8 in. T), it works where other lighting can't. Designed for custom installations, RGB LED lighting is highly configurable and can be cut to size every 4 in. or easily linked together to create longer lengths of lighting. 3M high-bond adhesive tape backing makes installation as easy as peel-and-stick. Requires an RGB LED controller and a 12-Volt DC power supply, each sold separately.
           

          Hi, Can i just use only one colour for this LED RGB light strip? I just need yellow and don't wan...

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          Erika
          June 24, 2019
          Hi,

          Can i just use only one colour for this LED RGB light strip? I just need yellow and don't want it change colour.
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          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          June 25, 2019
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          Yes, you can set it to a static color. I can't remember if the remote comes with the color lighting, I think it does. But you will need to use the color remote to set the color. Search homedepot.com for (Model # HHRGB14 - there are two versions.
          For a true yellow, keep your red and green levels both at a maximum of 255. If you set the blue level as 0, you obtain a bright banana color
           
          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. Color: Stainless Steel.
           

          wifi enabled ?

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          timo
          May 27, 2019
          wifi enabled ?
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          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          May 27, 2019
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          Nope
           
          Presented by Home Decorators Collection, Gray Oak's authentic, cross-sawn texture and grey color achieve the look of reclaimed wood planks, adding fashion-forward beauty to any room. Its durable and ultra-strong AC4 wear layer protects against scratching, fading and staining, paired with a limited lifetime residential/7-year commercial warranty to ensure decades of lasting beauty and functionality. Appropriate for both residential and commercial uses, it also features a user-friendly locking technology to ensure quick and easy installation in your home or business. Color: Light.
           

          can this product be laid directly on the 5/8" sub flooring?

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          bob
          May 22, 2019
          can this product be laid directly on the 5/8" sub flooring?
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          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          May 22, 2019
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          No. You need an underlayment such as TrafficMASTER Standard 100 sq. ft. Rolls 25 ft. x 4 ft. x .080 in (Model #:100779555).
           
          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.
           

          We have concrete shower floors that have been painted can we sand the concrete floors and apply this paint?

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          LK
          May 18, 2019
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          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          May 19, 2019
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          I don't know if the manufacturer recommends this but it is exactly why we bought it. The shower isn't heavily used, so I don't know how long it will last but it looks great.
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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. Color: Stainless Steel.
           

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

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          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.)
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          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          May 4, 2019
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          It looks like 3.25" to 3.5".
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