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
           
          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
           
          The contemporary look and feel of this door will be a great addition to any home or office. With its full clear glass lite an abundance of light will enter the room to enhance its decor. The solid stile and rail construction will provide many years of worry free use.
           

          Does this door come w/ obscure glass (pre-hung)?

          Asked by
          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          October 9, 2014
          Hi,
          I am looking for a pre-hung door with obscure glass that I can use in a hallway bathroom. Thanks!
           
          The Hamilton Double Vanity from Home Decorators Collection offers classic cottage charm with storage to spare. It boasts a grey granite top and dual under-mount sinks with soft-close, shutter-style doors. Deep recessed drawers give you additional room to organize bath essentials. Constructed of birch and MDF for strength, the furniture-quality piece features turned legs, a ivory finish and oil-rubbed bronze hardware.
           

          What are the width of the sink area and drawers

          Asked by
          Franztini
          August 21, 2013
          I am trying to figure out what size mirrors to get and I was wondering how wide is the 2 door cabinet area that has the sink? Should I assume 24" for the sinks with a 12" drawer?
           
          Franztini's Answers
           
          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.
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          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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          Awash with a warm cinnamon finish, this 60 in. double vanity is full-bodied and sits flush with the floor. It is an attractive, elegant piece with an affordable price that belies its upscale look. Two sets of double doors (one right, one left) and three middle drawers are equipped with black birdcage-style handles that give it a vintage appearance. The solid, seamless construction gives homeowners and contractors the sense that it is custom-built, while the generous storage space within accepts bathroom accessories aplenty. Cap this furniture-style bathroom vanity with a top/sink/faucet combination that ties the room together. Browse the Foremost Naples lineup for mirrors and wall/linen cabinets in the same cinnamon finish.
           

          What vanity top and/or faucet did you use on this vanity and how nice did it end up looking? Model numbers would help. Thanks.

          Asked by
          Supersan77
          June 18, 2016
          I'm leaning towards getting this vanity, and wondering what tops or faucets look nice with it. Please if possible include model number or similar info so I can locate it to see the price and buy. Thanks.
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          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          June 20, 2016
          Answer: 
          Hi, In my review I listed the top I used as well as pictures: The top is Pegasus 61 in W Granite Vanity Top - Model # 62684, I used the Kohler Devonshire 8" widespread faucets - Model # K-R394-4-CP; I think it turned out really nice. Overall great cabinet.
           
          Tired of recoiling your garden hose after each use. This coiled hose may be the answer you're looking for. It expands and retract easily and the hanging rack can be easily mounted for convenient storage.
           

          does the hose come with the wire holder?

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          Stevep
          texas
          April 6, 2016
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          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          May 22, 2016
          Answer: 
          The one I got came with a nice holder, but it was not the wire basket.
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          Add the beauty of maple wood to your floors with Vintage Maple Natural Engineered Click Hardwood Flooring. Crafted in Johnson City, TN to exacting standards, this durable flooring has five layers of solid wood permanently bonded together in a cross-ply design. The engineered click style makes it easy to install; simply hold the long sides at an angle and press them down. CARB Phase II Certified, this flooring contains no HDF or other fiber boards. An aluminum oxide finish provides 10 times more abrasion resistance than an ordinary urethane finish. The result is stylish, stable planks with exceptional strength and humidity resistance and three installation options (glue-less, floating, or glue down).
           

          Does this flooring have to sit & acclimate before installation or can you install it right when you get it?

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          Paul
          Houston Tx
          May 17, 2016
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          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          May 21, 2016
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          According to the manufacturer it does not have to sit and acclimate.
           
          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.
           

          What is this hose made of? Is it a flat, inflatable, nylon-type material?

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          CZfield
          Washington State
          April 20, 2016
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          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          April 25, 2016
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          I am not sure what material but it is flat. They were absolutely horrible. I purchased 10 and every single one of them worthless after one summer season in the garden - they had huge holes. Someone posted that they got them to last longer by using a reducer. I would not buy them.
           
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