Franztini
  • Review count
    272
  • Helpfulness votes
    940
  • Average rating
    4.6
    4.6 out of 5
  • First Review:
    July 30, 2013
  • Last Review:
    December 10, 2019
 
  • Question count
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      Activity Summary
       
      • Review count
        272
      • Helpfulness votes
        940
      • Average rating
        4.6
        4.6 out of 5
      • First Review:
        July 30, 2013
      • Last Review:
        December 10, 2019
       
      • Question count
        7
         
        • Answer count
          67
           
           
           
           
          Franztini's Reviews
           
          The OMUR Wall Mount System for flooring gives you the option to install click and lock flooring on most wall surfaces, offering flexibility to choose from a vast array of colors, styles and price points. With a drill and screws, you can mount the rails to just about any surface making this a great option for drywall, stucco or even brick walls. No messy glue or nail gun needed. Want to change the color of the room in a couple years. No problem. Replace planks easily, no need to worry about trends changing. Unlike glue, the OMUR system does not destroy the wall upon removal. Starter kit includes six 4 ft. long Mounting Rails and enough mounting clips to create up to 32 sq. ft. of wall decor. Multiple kits can be used to increase the coverage as needed. Additional parts and accessories are available to support the installation of the OMUR Wall Mount System. Tool Kit, screws and anchors are sold separately. Does not include the actual flooring planks.
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          I wanted to do a a feature wall in my half bathroom. It is easy to glue up click and lock floorin...
          PostedAugust 21, 2019
          Overall rating 
          4.0 out of 5
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          Quality 
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          3.0 out of 5
          I wanted to do a a feature wall in my half bathroom. It is easy to glue up click and lock flooring, but if you don't like it or want to change it later, you will damage your sheet rock in removing it. By using this product, you screw in the mounting rails and then click and lock the flooring to the rails. If you don't like it, it is easy to swap out a different plank. Or if you want to take it down all you have to do is remove the planks, unscrew the rails, and fill in the holes and touch up your paint. For the ability to swap out different planks and not having to use glue, the product is worth it - especially if you do not own your residence.
          First, the listing states " Tool Kit sold Read More
          I wanted to do a a feature wall in my half bathroom. It is easy to glue up click and lock flooring, but if you don't like it or want to change it later, you will damage your sheet rock in removing it. By using this product, you screw in the mounting rails and then click and lock the flooring to the rails. If you don't like it, it is easy to swap out a different plank. Or if you want to take it down all you have to do is remove the planks, unscrew the rails, and fill in the holes and touch up your paint. For the ability to swap out different planks and not having to use glue, the product is worth it - especially if you do not own your residence.
          First, the listing states " Tool Kit sold separately (Model # OM820003)" yet it was taped to the exterior of the package. If this was not provided, it would of been extremely frustrating since it is required to use the wall mount kit. The kit was not very well packed and parts could of been lost if the box was damaged in transit. The instructions are fairly easy to follow, but it does not include the necessary screws to install the mounting rails. Since you can install the rails on such diverse surfaces, such as stucco, brick, and sheet rock, it makes sense that they are not included. Now that I got the kit, I am seriously thinking about doing my boring brick fireplace instead of my half bathroom. It only covers 32 sq ft (i.e., 8' x 4' wall) but they sell additional rails (Model # OM820004). I would of knocked off 2 stars because everything is plastic, but because of the convenience of being able to install plank flooring on surfaces such as brick, I only knocked off a star. Read Less
          Pros: Easy to Install, Easy to Use
          Cons: all plastic
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          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
          Overall rating 
          4.0 out of 5
          4.0 out of 5
          Quality 
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          5.0 out of 5
          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
          Overall rating 
          4.0 out of 5
          4.0 out of 5
          Quality 
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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. Color: White.
           
          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 
          4.0 out of 5
          4.0 out of 5
          Quality 
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          4.0 out of 5
          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
          Overall rating 
          5.0 out of 5
          5.0 out of 5
          Quality 
          5.0 out of 5
          5.0 out of 5
          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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          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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          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 oven have the dehydrate feature?

          Asked by
          Loftforlife
          July 3, 2017
          Does the oven have the dehydrate feature?
          Asked by
          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          July 6, 2017
          Answer: 
          Yes it does. You press Healthy Cook and then #1 for Dehydrate
           
          This 29 cu. ft. Samsung refrigerator has a beautiful, sleek design that fits any kitchen decor. Food Showcase innovates the way you store food, giving you instant access to drinks and condiments with the exterior showcase; while the inner case lets you store large, fresh food items. Metal Cooling technology helps maintain consistent temperature throughout. Plus, LED lighting, Power Freeze and Power Cool Options, and more. Color: Stainless Steel.
           

          Does this model come with a water drip pan for the water dispenser??

          Asked by
          Bita
          May 3, 2017
          Asked by
          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          May 18, 2017
          Answer: 
          There is no drip pan under the water dispenser
           
          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 much will it cost for a bedroom 22x14

          Asked by
          jose
          April 2, 2017
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          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          April 9, 2017
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          A 22'x14' bedroom is 308 sq ft. It is always recommend to buy 10% over, so you will need 338 sq ft of flooring and underlayment. You will need 14 boxes of flooring (338.38 sq ft) which will cost $267.26 plus tax ($19.08/case) You don't mention what type of sub floor you have which will dictate the type of underlayment. The Traffic Master Standard Polyethylene foam (model # 100779555) can be used above Read More
          A 22'x14' bedroom is 308 sq ft. It is always recommend to buy 10% over, so you will need 338 sq ft of flooring and underlayment. You will need 14 boxes of flooring (338.38 sq ft) which will cost $267.26 plus tax ($19.08/case) You don't mention what type of sub floor you have which will dictate the type of underlayment. The Traffic Master Standard Polyethylene foam (model # 100779555) can be used above and below grade and comment state that it will be fine on a concrete sub-floor, so you will need 4 rolls at $26.29/roll, which will cost $105.16 plus tax. So the total cost of materials for a 22'x14' bedroom would be $372.42 for flooring and underlayment.
          If you do not have the necessary tools to install, I would recommend the following:
          1. tapping block - got mine at a flooring store;
          2. Pull bar (Roberts model# 10-18-8), $12.48,
          3. Knee pads - these are awesome, but expensive, QEP F3 Stabilizer #79642Q, $34.97;
          4. Titebond wood glue, # 5004, $6.27
          5. Rubber Mallet, HDX #31031, $4.97
          If this is the only laminate floor you are going to install, Roberts makes a kit (#10-28) for $19.48 that has the tapping block, pull bar, and spacers. Read Less
           
          This mirrored cabinet features a Tri-view beveled frameless door that can be installed with hinge. Inside, three glass shelves that hold all your toiletries and bath items. Rust-free aluminum construction with mirror back ensures years of use. A side kit is included for recess or surface mount
           

          Are the hinges movable on installation so I can decide which way I want all the doors to open?

          Asked by
          JRny
          February 18, 2017
          Asked by
          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          February 18, 2017
          Answer: 
          No the hinges are not moveable. Two doors open in the same direction. Also, If you are mounting the mirror flush and want more flexibility in storage, I would see if you can drill additional shelf bracket holes. That is the one thing I don't like about this cabinet and wish I thought of it before I installed it.
           
          This 29 cu. ft. Samsung refrigerator has a beautiful, sleek design that fits any kitchen decor. Food Showcase innovates the way you store food, giving you instant access to drinks and condiments with the exterior showcase; while the inner case lets you store large, fresh food items. Metal Cooling technology helps maintain consistent temperature throughout. Plus, LED lighting, Power Freeze and Power Cool Options, and more. Color: Stainless Steel.
           

          can I use magnets for artwork on the door?

          Asked by
          MrRic
          February 14, 2017
          Asked by
          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          February 15, 2017
          Answer: 
          Just tested - nope.
           
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