Franztini
  • Review count
    279
  • Helpfulness votes
    1,014
  • Average rating
    4.6
    4.6 out of 5
  • First Review:
    July 30, 2013
  • Last Review:
    January 10, 2020
 
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      Activity Summary
       
      • Review count
        279
      • Helpfulness votes
        1,014
      • Average rating
        4.6
        4.6 out of 5
      • First Review:
        July 30, 2013
      • Last Review:
        January 10, 2020
       
      • Question count
        7
         
        • Answer count
          76
           
           
           
           
          Franztini's Reviews
           
          The D24000S 10 in. Wet Tile Saw with Stand has a powerful 1.5 HP motor allowing for the saw to cut hard materials such as porcelain and stone. It includes a cantilevering rail/cart system allowing for 24 ripping capacity and 18 tile on the diagonal. The saw weighs 69 lbs. requiring only one person for transportation and set-up. The stainless steel rail system is integrated into the saw frame ensuring each cut is an accurate cut. Dual water nozzles can be adjusted for optimal water placement on the blade in order to minimize over-spray and mist. The saw includes a stand that adjusts to four height positions for user comfort. The D24000S includes: wet tile saw, blade, stand and 5 Gal. water pan.
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Worth the money, quality, heavy, no need to buy any other saw!
          PostedDecember 8, 2016
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          I have done tile work before but always hired tile contractors for the big jobs, i.e., shower/shower pan. I have had great experience with Dewalt tools, so after frustration over my last bathroom tile job, I decided to get this saw for the complete redo of our house. Because of the size of the project and the duration, it was cheaper to buy a saw than to rent. First, this saw is heavy, not inordinately but I needed my husband's help to set it up on the stand. Also, make sure that you set it up where you want because the stand is stationary (no wheels). Again, not a negative, but an FYI. The quality of the saw is impressive. For someone like myself who does a whole house remodel every couple Read More
          I have done tile work before but always hired tile contractors for the big jobs, i.e., shower/shower pan. I have had great experience with Dewalt tools, so after frustration over my last bathroom tile job, I decided to get this saw for the complete redo of our house. Because of the size of the project and the duration, it was cheaper to buy a saw than to rent. First, this saw is heavy, not inordinately but I needed my husband's help to set it up on the stand. Also, make sure that you set it up where you want because the stand is stationary (no wheels). Again, not a negative, but an FYI. The quality of the saw is impressive. For someone like myself who does a whole house remodel every couple of years, I don't see the need to buy another saw. The saw works on 18" tiles and is very easy to use (even without readying the manual ;-). It cuts great - on both ceramic and porcelain tile. The other tile saws I used, I always seemed to get wet, not the case with this saw. An added bonus since I was doing tile work on a covered porch in 40 degree weather! Also, other saws I rented only had a single water line going to the blade, this one has two. I would assume that this will help it from getting hot and wearing out. Based on the price and capabilities, and if you are like me on usage, I would recommend this over a smaller or larger saw. The saw is as pictured and here is the shower I did with it. Read Less
          Pros: Durable, Easy to Clean, Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, High Quality, Lots of Features
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          Upgrade your bath lighting with energy saving LED technology installing Good Lumens by Madison Avenue, a Minka Group Company. Clean simple lines with transitional/contemporary style that will complement a variety of decor styles. This Energy Saving LED vanity bath fixture is maintenance free using integrated LED modules. Good Lumens by Madison Avenue, a Minka Group Company is a perfect LED choice for your bath area.
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Modern and contemporary - easy install, how long will they last?
          PostedDecember 3, 2016
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          This light has a great contemporary look, even modern. It is a standard, easy install and not so heavy that one person can't install it themselves. I got this light because of the width and price point but I wasn't really keen on the round lights. From the pictures online, I I felt they weren't as "modern' as what I was looking for but I was wrong once I got it installed. It is a very beautiful light. My brother who doesn't care about any home decoration or decor actually said "Wow, nice light!" when he first saw it.
          The LED Is really responsive when you flip the switch which is not always the case with LEDs. My only hesitation ..is how long will these lights really last? You have to Read More
          This light has a great contemporary look, even modern. It is a standard, easy install and not so heavy that one person can't install it themselves. I got this light because of the width and price point but I wasn't really keen on the round lights. From the pictures online, I I felt they weren't as "modern' as what I was looking for but I was wrong once I got it installed. It is a very beautiful light. My brother who doesn't care about any home decoration or decor actually said "Wow, nice light!" when he first saw it.
          The LED Is really responsive when you flip the switch which is not always the case with LEDs. My only hesitation ..is how long will these lights really last? You have to replace the whole light when it fails. Not a negative particular with this light, but have to mention it.... Read Less
          Pros: Functional, Looks Great, Nice Design, Stylish
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          2out of 2found this review helpful.
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Very quiet contemporary fan with manual summer/winter switch
          PostedNovember 25, 2016
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          The fan is extremely quiet. I would not hesitate putting this in a bedroom. The remote is lightweight and I like the tactical feel of the buttons - soft plastic push buttons. The fan is a little slow to get to speed, not a negative but at first I thought the low setting was extremely low. A neat feature is if you hold down the light button, the LED will dim. I really like the LED and it turns on pretty quickly - take a look at the video.
          I knocked off one star because the only con is the MANUAL summer/winter switch. You will need to get a step stool or ladder to change the direction of the fan. This is not controlled on the remote.
          Pros: Easy to Assemble, Looks Great, Lots of Features, Very Bright
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          7out of 8found this review helpful.
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Very modern, fairly quiet on the highest setting, quality metal housing
          PostedNovember 24, 2016
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          Everything you need to install this fan is in the box. It took about 1/2 hour to install The longest part was attaching the blades. One review stated that the fan was unbalanced and returned it. Once installed ours was not unbalanced but, in the box, are balancing weights to fix the issue. Another review stated that the brushed housing was plastic, that is not true or at least the one we received was constructed out of metal. The blades are not metal, but I don't know if they are painted wood or plastic, but they look good either way.
          The fan is extremely quiet on the lowest and medium settings, and a little 'noisy' on the highest. Not noisy enough that you can't watch TV at a normal Read More
          Everything you need to install this fan is in the box. It took about 1/2 hour to install The longest part was attaching the blades. One review stated that the fan was unbalanced and returned it. Once installed ours was not unbalanced but, in the box, are balancing weights to fix the issue. Another review stated that the brushed housing was plastic, that is not true or at least the one we received was constructed out of metal. The blades are not metal, but I don't know if they are painted wood or plastic, but they look good either way.
          The fan is extremely quiet on the lowest and medium settings, and a little 'noisy' on the highest. Not noisy enough that you can't watch TV at a normal setting but if you are a light sleeper it may be a tad loud - most of the noise is from the moving air. As illustrated on the remote picture, there are three settings and a reverse. The remote feels really 'plastic-y', if you know what I mean. Very light and I would imagine, if you have kids, could get damaged easy
          The light is good, but I would not count on it as the main source of light in a room. Read Less
          Pros: Fast / Speed, Functional, Looks Great, Nice Design, Stylish, Well Made
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          This LED bath light has a look that is both sophisticated and casually decorative. 2 minimalist tubes of elegant, high-style etched opal glass are joined at the center by a round metal Back plate in beautiful Polished Nickel finish, and then accented with a subtle stylized detail that gives it just a touch of home-style charm. This LED light may also be hung vertically or horizontally, adding to this design's versatility.
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Modern, stylish, instant on, very heavy
          PostedNovember 24, 2016
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          I got this light for a rental and once I opened up the box, I decided to keep it for my house. First, I have a mid-century modern home and it looks fabulous in our spare bathroom, which has a classic black and white tile with a pop of color in the towels.. The light is extremely heavy - not a bad thing - but you will need two people to install it. Not because it is difficult to install, but one person has to hold the light while the other person wires it. It is a simple 3 wire install - black, white, and ground. I recommend using a small level when you put up the mounting bracket because you are not going to want to have to try and level it after the light is installed. Also some led lights Read More
          I got this light for a rental and once I opened up the box, I decided to keep it for my house. First, I have a mid-century modern home and it looks fabulous in our spare bathroom, which has a classic black and white tile with a pop of color in the towels.. The light is extremely heavy - not a bad thing - but you will need two people to install it. Not because it is difficult to install, but one person has to hold the light while the other person wires it. It is a simple 3 wire install - black, white, and ground. I recommend using a small level when you put up the mounting bracket because you are not going to want to have to try and level it after the light is installed. Also some led lights can have a significant delay when you turn them on - this one does not. My spare bath is only 35 sq ft and this light produces an abundance of light. The only negative is the price but considering the quality, it seems appropriate. Read Less
          Pros: Good Size & Weight, High Quality of Material, Looks Great, Nice Design, Very Bright, Well Made
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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?
           

          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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          Low profile Edgelit LED bath and vanity light that combines innovative technology, aesthetics and functionality. Featuring a Nickel finish, and measuring 24 in. length, this fixture is ideal for placing above - or on either side - of a bathroom mirror to assist in preparing for the day. With up to 60,000 hours of LED life, this fixture offers flicker free dimming down to 10% with many Forward Phase (Triac) and Electronic Low Voltage (ELV) dimmers.
           

          What is the width dimension (not the length) on the curved sides? And, could this be ceiling mou...

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          Annabanana
          March 17, 2019
          What is the width dimension (not the length) on the curved sides? And, could this be ceiling mounted?
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          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          March 18, 2019
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          It is 6" wide at the curve. Yes it can be ceiling mounted. I have it installed in my laundry room - great light.
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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.
           

          does the stovetop scratch easily

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          DonnaC
          March 14, 2019
          does the stovetop scratch easily
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          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          March 14, 2019
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          It doesn't scratch easily, but I have scratched mine. Make sure you use sponges that are specifically made to be used on stainless steel (i.e. 3M) and use bar keeepers friend for cleaning - it does not scratch stainless and cleans fabulously!
           
          Designed to stay in place thanks to a non-skid backing. The Cook N Comfort Kitchen Mat provides a soft cushioned surface to stand on as you tend to your kitchen duties. Color: Cream.
           

          Can the polyester bottom of this floor mat damage prefinished engineered hardwood flooring? What ...

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          Bob
          March 8, 2019
          Can the polyester bottom of this floor mat damage prefinished engineered hardwood flooring? What should be placed under it to protect the floor?
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          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          March 9, 2019
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          I have used it on both prefinished engineered hardwood and laminate and it did not damage it. I love the fact that you can clean this with a sponge and it has a nice feel under foot.
           
          The versatile TrafficMASTER Lakeshore Pecan has inviting grey/natural tones that fit well with just about every interior. The easy fold down installation system lets you install your floor quickly without the need for glue. This means that you can use your floor as soon as your installation is complete. Color: Medium.
           

          can you apply this over vinyl square tiles ? will the gaps show even if i use underlayment ? Glu...

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          cooper
          March 8, 2019
          can you apply this over vinyl square tiles ? will the gaps show even if i use underlayment ? Glue under the squares is a nightmare to remove. Managed to get some glue off with cooking oil.
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          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          March 9, 2019
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          I put this over old vinyl tiles however you need to ensure that the gaps are filled. Some of my old vinyl tiles were broken and I filled them in with floor leveling compound that I got from Home Depot, which was super easy to use. Once it was dry, I put down an appropriate underlayment and laid the flooring. The only issue you may have is where the floor transitions to another room or to a door. You may Read More
          I put this over old vinyl tiles however you need to ensure that the gaps are filled. Some of my old vinyl tiles were broken and I filled them in with floor leveling compound that I got from Home Depot, which was super easy to use. Once it was dry, I put down an appropriate underlayment and laid the flooring. The only issue you may have is where the floor transitions to another room or to a door. You may need to modify the transition pieces to accommodate the different floor heights. Read Less
           
          The versatile TrafficMASTER Lakeshore Pecan has inviting grey/natural tones that fit well with just about every interior. The easy fold down installation system lets you install your floor quickly without the need for glue. This means that you can use your floor as soon as your installation is complete. Color: Medium.
           

          how many boxes will it take to do a 10'x10' room

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          geno
          March 1, 2019
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          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          March 2, 2019
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          You will need 110 sq ft (need to add an additional 10% for drop), so 5 boxes.
           
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