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
 
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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
           
          Create your own custom look in 3-easy steps with these beautiful shower doors. Choose your glass, choose your track assembly kit and select your choice of a matching handle or knob. The Delta Everly Collection offers a transitional design with the perfect combination of both contemporary and classic qualities. The square base has an elegant, traditional feel while the twist feature adds a modern touch. The Everly handle features a convenient place to store your towels with inside knobs to maximize the space within your shower. Paired with the contemporary top track, the defined edges and an elegant twist of the Everly handle provides an uncomplicated, sleek and modern feel that's bold and geometric for a clean and simple design.
           
          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 when I was looking for shower doors, I immediately thought...
          PostedJune 6, 2019
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          I am remodeling my master bathroom and when I was looking for shower doors, I immediately thought of Delta. I recently installed the Delta Lyndall doors in a rental. I was impressed on how easy it was to install – great instructions - and the doors slide really well. This door has the same benefits. Even if you have never installed an alcove shower door before, the instructions are easy to follow. The doors slide really well and the finish is great. At this price point, these doors are a great buy. The only minor negative is the door can feel a little ‘wobbly’ when not shut. This is because the doors are on roller system at the top and not installed on a track at the bottom. Not having the Read More
          I am remodeling my master bathroom and when I was looking for shower doors, I immediately thought of Delta. I recently installed the Delta Lyndall doors in a rental. I was impressed on how easy it was to install – great instructions - and the doors slide really well. This door has the same benefits. Even if you have never installed an alcove shower door before, the instructions are easy to follow. The doors slide really well and the finish is great. At this price point, these doors are a great buy. The only minor negative is the door can feel a little ‘wobbly’ when not shut. This is because the doors are on roller system at the top and not installed on a track at the bottom. Not having the track at the bottom, makes keeping the base easy to clean. But since there is no track on the bottom and only a center bracket, when you are sliding the doors, they may fell less than solid. After using them for a few days, you no longer even notice it. Read Less
          Pros: Easy to Clean, Easy to Install, Looks Great, Nice Design, Sturdy
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          The Delta Decor Assist Traditional Corner Shelf with Assist Bar offers the perfect resting place for your bathroom essentials with an integrated assist bar for leverage, support and stability for up to 300 lbs. The dual function design makes your bathroom safer for people of all ages and all abilities, while seamlessly blending into your existing bathroom design. The traditional style provides warmth and welcome with conservative and refined edges, and symmetry for a familiar and balanced design. Crafted from die-cast zinc and stainless steel for lasting quality and durability, and available in different finishes to reflect your classic style and decor.
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          I am doing my master bathroom remodel and wanted to design it so my husband and I can ‘age in pla...
          PostedJune 6, 2019
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          I am doing my master bathroom remodel and wanted to design it so my husband and I can ‘age in place’. There are many products available that you can now create a beautiful age-functional bathroom that doesn’t look like it belongs in a convalescent hospital. This shelf is a brilliant design. It provides a great space to put shower essentials all the while disguised as a safety handle. I have a smaller shower (4’ x 4’) and I plan to install this shelf in the corner below the shower head. I am installing a small seat at the back of the shower and where it will be installed, I can use it to pull myself up from the seat. Though I am not yet at the age to need this assistance, after a really Read More
          I am doing my master bathroom remodel and wanted to design it so my husband and I can ‘age in place’. There are many products available that you can now create a beautiful age-functional bathroom that doesn’t look like it belongs in a convalescent hospital. This shelf is a brilliant design. It provides a great space to put shower essentials all the while disguised as a safety handle. I have a smaller shower (4’ x 4’) and I plan to install this shelf in the corner below the shower head. I am installing a small seat at the back of the shower and where it will be installed, I can use it to pull myself up from the seat. Though I am not yet at the age to need this assistance, after a really strenuous work out - it will be appreciated! It may seem like it is expensive, but based on quality and function, it is a great buy. Read Less
          Pros: Easy to Install, High Quality, Looks Great, Nice Design, Sturdy
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          Every Symmons Temptrol tub and shower system features the legendary Symmons pressure-balancing mixing valve. Symmons Temptrol puts an end to in. Shower Shock in. and provides a safe, comfortable shower every time. Choose the smart choice and choose Symmons.
           
          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 valve to install in my rental. I was looking for a valve that was solid metal - no pl...
          PostedMay 26, 2019
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          I got this valve to install in my rental. I was looking for a valve that was solid metal - no plastic. This valve is made out of solid brass, bronze, and stainless steel. It has stops so you can shut off the water and replace parts - no tearing out tile/sheet rock! The parts are available on Homedepot.com. The rental is older so I wanted to make sure it hand pressure-balancing and anti-scald, so if someone flushed a toilet, the tenant wouldn't get scalded.
          I haven't used it long but in looking at the quality compared to other manufacturers valves, I am happy I got it. The only thing is if you are a pex fan, this is not the valve for you.
          Pros: Reliable
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          Nalu Collection wave style hanging pendants are a great way to bring the tropical feeling into your home. This pendant light features a modern take on the classic Hawaiian style, featuring a Kukui Bronze finish and open shade. It comes with everything you need for easy installation.
           
          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 light to put over my kitchen sink. I really liked the color and openness of the light....
          PostedMay 23, 2019
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          I got this light to put over my kitchen sink. I really liked the color and openness of the light. My kitchen is not traditional or modern - and it fits in perfectly. It came extremely well packed which is important because the shade is very light and could be easily bent. It comes with everything you need to install it - so no additional runs to Home Depot. I find it sometimes difficult with buying stuff online to get an accurate color representation. I took a picture of the shade next to a bottle of Pacifico Beer. It is a really dark brown and could almost pass as black in low light. The inside of the shade is a gorgeous accent and will look great at night with the light on. I think with Read More
          I got this light to put over my kitchen sink. I really liked the color and openness of the light. My kitchen is not traditional or modern - and it fits in perfectly. It came extremely well packed which is important because the shade is very light and could be easily bent. It comes with everything you need to install it - so no additional runs to Home Depot. I find it sometimes difficult with buying stuff online to get an accurate color representation. I took a picture of the shade next to a bottle of Pacifico Beer. It is a really dark brown and could almost pass as black in low light. The inside of the shade is a gorgeous accent and will look great at night with the light on. I think with the lighter color and a 60w bulb it will provide plenty of light for my sink.
          I don't know if the manufacturer meant for the warning label to come off in transit, but I am super happy that it did. Due to the design you don't want that ugly sticker to show. Read Less
          Pros: Easy to Assemble, Looks Great, Nice Design, Unique, Well Made
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          The Amba Radiant Curved Large Hardwired towel warmer is a great addition or upgrade to any bathroom, laundry room or mud room. Round bars give the unit a clean look that can fit a variety of design styles. The gentle heat is ideal for warming and drying towels, as well as other articles of clothing that cannot be tumble dried. With 12 total bars, the unit is designed to accommodate 2 large towels.
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          I am finally doing my master bathroom remodel and have always dreamed about heated floors and a h...
          PostedApril 25, 2019
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          I am finally doing my master bathroom remodel and have always dreamed about heated floors and a heated towel rack. Well I am doing the lifeproof vinyl floors (highly recommend!!) so I can't do heated floors, but I can do my heated towel rack. I have had a towel rack similar to this, but not heated, and I found it was difficult to get the towels on/off because it the bars were 'square'. The design of this towel rack with the curve is perfect!
          First the 'feet' that go against the wall are 3 3/4" so even if the bars were 'square', you still have plenty of room, but with these feet you can fit two large fluffy hotel towels. Also, if you are replacing an existing towel rack, make sure you Read More
          I am finally doing my master bathroom remodel and have always dreamed about heated floors and a heated towel rack. Well I am doing the lifeproof vinyl floors (highly recommend!!) so I can't do heated floors, but I can do my heated towel rack. I have had a towel rack similar to this, but not heated, and I found it was difficult to get the towels on/off because it the bars were 'square'. The design of this towel rack with the curve is perfect!
          First the 'feet' that go against the wall are 3 3/4" so even if the bars were 'square', you still have plenty of room, but with these feet you can fit two large fluffy hotel towels. Also, if you are replacing an existing towel rack, make sure you measure the clearance depth! I am still waiting on my plumber/tile guy so I haven't tried out the heat function yet, but based on the quality of materials and design, I know it is going to be great
          The instructions states that you should have an electrician install this, but if you have wired a light or outlet, you should be fine as long as the circuit is GFCI. Since we are doing a full remodel, I am going to have this hardwired so one less plug, but you can also plug this into an outlet - got a large laundry room - this would be great.
          The instructions are super simple, I took a photo so you can see what comes in the box and what tools you need to install. The only possible negative is the unit was only packed with four pieces of styrofoam so it could get damaged in transit. Read Less
          Pros: Good Size & Weight, High Quality, Looks Great, Nice Design, Stylish
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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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          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
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          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.

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          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
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          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
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          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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