Franztini
  • Review count
    251
  • Helpfulness votes
    821
  • 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
        821
      • Average rating
        4.6
        4.6 out of 5
      • First Review:
        July 30, 2013
      • Last Review:
        August 8, 2019
       
      • Question count
        7
         
        • Answer count
          49
           
           
           
           
          Franztini's Reviews
           
          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
          Overall rating 
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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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          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.
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          The bed was packed well and the shipping was fast. The instructions were easy to follow and very...
          PostedAugust 6, 2019
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          The bed was packed well and the shipping was fast. The instructions were easy to follow and very detailed. Each piece was labeled. It took an hour to put it together but it should of taken less time. Since the instructions were so clear and the parts labeled, I started putting it together only to use the wrong size washers and/or screws and only found out at a later step. If I was going to put the bed together again, I would lay out each part with the required screws and washers and it would take about 30 minutes to put it together.
          I am going to get some cloth to drape over the canopy, but if you don't want to install the canopy, you don't have to and the finals will fit where you would Read More
          The bed was packed well and the shipping was fast. The instructions were easy to follow and very detailed. Each piece was labeled. It took an hour to put it together but it should of taken less time. Since the instructions were so clear and the parts labeled, I started putting it together only to use the wrong size washers and/or screws and only found out at a later step. If I was going to put the bed together again, I would lay out each part with the required screws and washers and it would take about 30 minutes to put it together.
          I am going to get some cloth to drape over the canopy, but if you don't want to install the canopy, you don't have to and the finals will fit where you would screw in the canopy, which is really nice if you want a completely different look. Once put together it is a solid frame and looks great. It looks like a much more expensive bed - great buy. Read Less
          Pros: Easy to Assemble, Excellent Quality, Looks Great, Rich Looking, Sturdy, Well Made
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          When every detail counts, the urban-inspired Studio S Widespread Low-Spout Bathroom Faucet delivers. Offering clean lines, superior performance, and durability for today’s modern bathroom. Intended for a busy, no-nonsense lifestyle, you’ll love its streamlined profile, eco-conscious, water-saving design, drip-free dependability, and choice of sleek handle styling.
           
          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 low profile faucet for my guest bathroom. I am remodeling it and the style i...
          PostedAugust 3, 2019
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          I was looking for a low profile faucet for my guest bathroom. I am remodeling it and the style in modern minimalist and this faucet is perfect. The faucet was extremely well packed so it would not get damaged in shipping. Though expensive, the faucet is solidly built with quality materials. Installation will be a breeze with the compression fittings and pop-up drain (which I love!!!) The simple handles are approximately 3" tall and have an indentation for your fingers tips so you can turn them even with soapy hands. The spout is about 3 1/4" tall and 8" long. Beautiful faucet - highly recommended.
          Pros: Easy to Install, Looks Great, Modern, Stylish, solid construction
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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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          With KOHLER Nightlight technology, you can safely locate your toilet in the dark without turning on the light. This Cachet toilet seat includes an LED guide light on a 7-hour cycle to help you see your toilet in the dark, as well as LED lighting that illuminates the bowl when the lid is lifted. Unique Grip-Tight bumpers hold the seat firmly in place and prevent shifting. This Q3 seat also features innovative technology that prevents the seat from slamming and simplifies both cleaning and installation.
           

          Does the light go off when you close the lid?

          Asked by
          paul
          November 2, 2016
          Does the light go off when you close the lid?
          Asked by
          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          November 2, 2016
          Answer: 
          No. It is set for a 7 hour time period. So if you set it for 8pm, it will come on at 8pm and be lit for 7 hours.
           
          With a state-of-the-art sensor conveniently located underneath the spout, Barossa with Response touchless technology, works with your hand’s natural position in the sink while helping prevent the spread of germs and reducing soap and water stains. Its hidden sensor maintains the integrity of the easy-to-clean design and its easy installation makes for a quick and beautiful update to the busiest room in your home.
           

          AC Adapter

          Asked by
          Kim
          Roseville
          August 29, 2016
          Why can't I find the AC adapter R78184-NA recommended by Kohler? What other AC adapter will work with this?
          Asked by
          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          August 30, 2016
          Answer: 
          I contacted Kohler and there is no adapter for this faucet. They incorrectly put the flier in the box.
           
          Artscape window films create the look of stained and etched glass. These thin, translucent films provide privacy while still allowing natural light to enter the room. Artscape films are easily applied to any smooth glass surface. They do not use adhesives and are easily removed if needed. They can be trimmed or combined to fit any size window. The images have a repeating pattern left to right and top to bottom and can be used either vertically or horizontally. These films provide UV protection and are the perfect decorative accent for windows that require continued privacy.
           

          Can I cut it to fit my windows? Is it customizable?

          Asked by
          Melissa
          April 17, 2016
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          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          June 30, 2016
          Answer: 
          Yes
           
          Artscape window films create the look of stained and etched glass. These thin, translucent films provide privacy while still allowing natural light to enter the room. Artscape films are easily applied to any smooth glass surface. They do not use adhesives and are easily removed if needed. They can be trimmed or combined to fit any size window. The images have a repeating pattern left to right and top to bottom and can be used either vertically or horizontally. These films provide UV protection and are the perfect decorative accent for windows that require continued privacy.
           

          if i use this on my sliding glass door, and my dog jumps on it when someone comes to the door, will it be ruined?

          Asked by
          christine
          maryland
          June 29, 2016
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          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          June 30, 2016
          Answer: 
          It is pretty thick stuff, but I think the dogs claws, over time, could ruin it.
           
          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.
           

          Island Install, top flanges

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          Mike
          June 21, 2016
          I see the range has flanges on either side of the unit for a finished "built-in" look. Do those flanges go around the back (where the vent is)? How is the back edge finished? Does it butt to the counter, require a small gap, sit above the counter, etc…?

          I want to avoid having a gap visible on the backside of the range in the island. The GE Profile slide-in range has a flange on three sides, with a built-in vent cover at the back. It looks like a drop-in cooktop, look I want.
          Asked by
          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          June 23, 2016
          Answer: 
          The flange does go all the around. We had our quartz installer/manufacturer actually make a cut out for the stove to slide in as we wanted the quartz between the wall. I don't know what type of material you are going to have on your island, but you could do the same thing to avoid the gap.
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