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
    7
     
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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
           
          The Francisco Pull from Liberty effortlessly blends styles to create a look that is both relaxed and contemporary. The longer length of this pull is perfect for kitchen cabinets and provides an updated look at an affordable price. The crisp Satin Nickel finish complements a wide variety of painted and wood finishes.
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          I like larger handles on my cabinets because I find them easier to open. In my last kitchen, I go...
          PostedMarch 25, 2019
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          I like larger handles on my cabinets because I find them easier to open. In my last kitchen, I got the Liberty 3" stainless steel bar drawer pull (Model P13456L-SS-U1). They are really nice quality handles, but the ends, depending on what you are wearing, end up catching your clothing which either stops you in your tracks, rips the clothing, or opens up the door. It drives me crazy! When I started remodeling my kitchen, I stuck with the Liberty brand because their quality is excellent. The ends only protrude 1/4" so they won't catch on my clothes. I love the look of the handles with the round at the base which provides a more finished look. The only nit picky thing I do not like is the line Read More
          I like larger handles on my cabinets because I find them easier to open. In my last kitchen, I got the Liberty 3" stainless steel bar drawer pull (Model P13456L-SS-U1). They are really nice quality handles, but the ends, depending on what you are wearing, end up catching your clothing which either stops you in your tracks, rips the clothing, or opens up the door. It drives me crazy! When I started remodeling my kitchen, I stuck with the Liberty brand because their quality is excellent. The ends only protrude 1/4" so they won't catch on my clothes. I love the look of the handles with the round at the base which provides a more finished look. The only nit picky thing I do not like is the line on the bottom ring from the mold. (see pic) The handles will go with modern or traditional.
          They were shipped fast, well packed, and included the screws to install them. However, I think I will need longer screws since the ones they provided are really short. At this price point, these pulls are a steal! Read Less
          Pros: Good Size & Weight, Nice Design
          Cons: mold lines
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          The Francisco pull from Liberty effortlessly blends styles to create a look that is both relaxed and contemporary. This pull is the perfect way to give your room an impactful update at an affordable price. The crisp Satin Nickel finish complements a wide variety of painted and wood finishes.
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
          ,
          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          I like larger handles on my cabinets because I find them easier to open. In my last kitchen, I go...
          PostedMarch 25, 2019
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          I like larger handles on my cabinets because I find them easier to open. In my last kitchen, I got the Liberty 3" stainless steel bar drawer pull (Model P13456L-SS-U1). They are really nice quality handles, but the ends, depending on what you are wearing, end up catching your clothing which either stops you in your tracks, rips the clothing, or opens up the door. It drives me crazy! When I started remodeling my kitchen, I stuck with the Liberty brand because their quality is excellent. The ends only protrude 1/4" so they won't catch on my clothes. I love the look of the handles with the round at the base which provides a more finished look. The only nit picky thing I do not like is the line Read More
          I like larger handles on my cabinets because I find them easier to open. In my last kitchen, I got the Liberty 3" stainless steel bar drawer pull (Model P13456L-SS-U1). They are really nice quality handles, but the ends, depending on what you are wearing, end up catching your clothing which either stops you in your tracks, rips the clothing, or opens up the door. It drives me crazy! When I started remodeling my kitchen, I stuck with the Liberty brand because their quality is excellent. The ends only protrude 1/4" so they won't catch on my clothes. I love the look of the handles with the round at the base which provides a more finished look. The only nit picky thing I do not like is the line on the bottom ring from the mold. (see pic) The handles will go with modern or traditional.
          I also decided to go with 3" on my upper cabinet doors and the 5 1/16 for my lower cabinet and drawers. They were shipped fast, well packed, and included the screws to install them. However, I think I will need longer screws since the ones they provided are really short. At this price point, these pulls are a steal! Read Less
          Pros: Good Size & Weight, Nice Design
          Cons: mold lines on base
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          Combine luxury and beauty with the Home Decorators Collection 8 ft. x 8 ft. Area Rug. With a 65% polypropylene design, this braided rug is an incredibly durable option for your home. It comes in a green shade, bringing an earthy and refreshing touch to your decor. This round rug has a braided weave type and the same pattern on both sides.
           
          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 new carpet for our family room. It was important that it could handle heavy ...
          PostedMarch 22, 2019
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          I was looking for a new carpet for our family room. It was important that it could handle heavy use since it was going into the most used room in the house. I was looking for a solid color that would go with a wide range of colors. I saw this carpet and fell in love with the color. Because of monitors, it is always a little scary buying something based what you see on a website. I was so happy to get this carpet and the color was almost exactly what was depicted on homedepot.com. It is a beautiful deep olive green - not army green or forest green, but olive green. I took a picture, with the flash on, so you could see it in comparison to a Pellegrino bottle and a St Pauli carton. Hopeful this Read More
          I was looking for a new carpet for our family room. It was important that it could handle heavy use since it was going into the most used room in the house. I was looking for a solid color that would go with a wide range of colors. I saw this carpet and fell in love with the color. Because of monitors, it is always a little scary buying something based what you see on a website. I was so happy to get this carpet and the color was almost exactly what was depicted on homedepot.com. It is a beautiful deep olive green - not army green or forest green, but olive green. I took a picture, with the flash on, so you could see it in comparison to a Pellegrino bottle and a St Pauli carton. Hopeful this will help show the color of green. It looks fabulous on my grey hardwood floors. It is heavy and I expect years of use and it to wear well based on the quality. The best thing is it can be turned over, to double the life span. Finally, due to the type of rug, at the end of indoor usage, it would be great in a garage or a covered patio in the summer. Great buy and I highly recommend! Read Less
          Pros: Easy to Install, High Quality of Material, Looks Great, Looks High End, Sturdy
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          The Woodhurst Bath Collection's refined style lends an alluring charm to your bath, while the button-cap detailing confers a classic familiarity. This towel hook will add a stylish dimension to your space while bringing convenience and ease to your morning routine. Finish your look today with coordinating pieces from the Woodhurst collection (sold separately).
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          I got these bathroom accessories for my rental which might seem crazy, but I found that the cheap...
          PostedMarch 7, 2019
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          I got these bathroom accessories for my rental which might seem crazy, but I found that the cheaper accessories end up breaking/coming out of the wall which results in a call from my tenant. In the bathroom, I have the Delta Porter shower/tub combo set in nickel. I was a little concerned the finish would not match, but it looks perfect. The accessories arrived quickly and well packed. The robe hook is nice and heavy and came with everything to install it. It looks great!
          Pros: Durable, Easy to Install, Good Size & Weight, Sturdy
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          The Woodhurst Bath Collection's refined style lends an alluring charm to your bath, while the button-cap detailing confers a classic familiarity. The 24 in. towel bar securely holds all types of towels. Finish your look today with coordinating pieces from the Woodhurst collection (sold separately).
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
          ,
          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          I got these bathroom accessories for my rental which might seem crazy, but I found that the cheap...
          PostedMarch 7, 2019
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          I got these bathroom accessories for my rental which might seem crazy, but I found that the cheaper accessories end up breaking/coming out of the wall which results in a call from my tenant. In the bathroom, I have the Delta Porter shower/tub combo set in nickel. I was a little concerned the finish would not match, but it looks perfect. The accessories arrived quickly and well packed. The towel bar is nice and heavy and came with everything to install it. Since this was going into a newly remodeled bathroom, I had blocking installed so I would not have to use drywall anchor. If you do have to use a drywall anchors, I would recommend one that would support 50lbs, such as the E-Z Ancor model Read More
          I got these bathroom accessories for my rental which might seem crazy, but I found that the cheaper accessories end up breaking/coming out of the wall which results in a call from my tenant. In the bathroom, I have the Delta Porter shower/tub combo set in nickel. I was a little concerned the finish would not match, but it looks perfect. The accessories arrived quickly and well packed. The towel bar is nice and heavy and came with everything to install it. Since this was going into a newly remodeled bathroom, I had blocking installed so I would not have to use drywall anchor. If you do have to use a drywall anchors, I would recommend one that would support 50lbs, such as the E-Z Ancor model #25216, which I have used in the past and they work great. Read Less
          Pros: Durable, Easy to Install, Good Size & Weight, Sturdy
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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.
           
          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
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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
          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
          Asked by
          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?

          Asked by
          CZfield
          Washington State
          April 20, 2016
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          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          April 25, 2016
          Answer: 
          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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