Franztini
  • Review count
    279
  • Helpfulness votes
    1,011
  • 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
        1,011
      • Average rating
        4.6
        4.6 out of 5
      • First Review:
        July 30, 2013
      • Last Review:
        January 10, 2020
       
      • Question count
        7
         
        • Answer count
          74
           
           
           
           
          Franztini's Reviews
           
          KRAUS kitchen sinks are known for excellent quality and sturdy construction. The Premier Collection sinks are the perfect combination of quality, durability and convenience. Made from durable T-304 stainless steel, this undermount sink can easily stand up to constant use and handle your toughest kitchen tasks. Enjoy the advantage of high-end kitchen sinks with the best-selling Standard PRO Series. This KRAUS sink features a clean contemporary design and wear-resistant finish with a beautiful sheen that complements most kitchen appliances.
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Excellent quality, amazing value
          PostedJuly 28, 2016
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          I love big single sinks. My husband and I are both avid cooks with big pots and this sink makes it a breeze to clean them (think of the All Clad 12 Qt Stainless steel pot with the pasta insert). In my previous house, I went with Blanco stainless steel sink. Blanco makes an excellent sink, but this sink beats it in quality, finish, and sound proofing at half the price! I love the square cut at top - very modern and clean - and yet having rounded corners which makes cleaning a breeze. I love this sink so much, I bought another one for my vacation home and plan on putting one in my rental when I renovate the kitchen. Even the bag that comes with the sink is nice! You will not want to throw it Read More
          I love big single sinks. My husband and I are both avid cooks with big pots and this sink makes it a breeze to clean them (think of the All Clad 12 Qt Stainless steel pot with the pasta insert). In my previous house, I went with Blanco stainless steel sink. Blanco makes an excellent sink, but this sink beats it in quality, finish, and sound proofing at half the price! I love the square cut at top - very modern and clean - and yet having rounded corners which makes cleaning a breeze. I love this sink so much, I bought another one for my vacation home and plan on putting one in my rental when I renovate the kitchen. Even the bag that comes with the sink is nice! You will not want to throw it away and it can be used for so many things, like a laundry bag. I have never had a stainless steel grid in my previous sinks and I love it ...and hate it as well. I love the fact that when you are rinsing/washing your dishes the food bits are on the sink and you can actually dry your dishes on the grid. So why do I hate it? It is another thing to clean. You have to make sure to turn the grid over and scrub each stainless steel rod since mold/gunk will grow (see picture). Also, in order to clean the sink, you need an area next to your sink to put the grid, so kitchens with limited counter space I would not recommend this sink. The only other thing that is a pain to clean is the drain. I love the stainless steel drain basket (I don't have a garbage disposal) but there is a down size to such a deep drain - hard to keep clean (see picture). I have small hands so I can get in there with some comet and sponge and clean it, but it is a tight fit. These are minor, minor issues but thought I would mention. Read Less
          Pros: Easy to Clean, Easy to Use, Looks Great, Nice Design
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          The Bellwether 60 in. x 34 in. shower base features KOHLER enameled cast iron construction for unmatched durability and ease of maintenance. The left offset drain is designed for easy 60 in. x 30 in. bath replacement. Add a removable cover over the recessed drain for a finished look. Color: White.
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          I will never install tile in my shower after this!
          PostedJuly 8, 2016
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          I have remodeled/built several homes. I love the look of the custom built and tiled showers, but the maintenance is a pain. As well, the shower pan is going to deteriorate, so I looked at an alternative in our latest remodel. I decided on cast iron for longevity and looked to a brand I have had great experience and purchased this shower pan. We installed it - what a pain! Nothing against Kohler, but it is HEAVY and trying to maneuver it into place and placing/attaching the drain was a pain in the butt! There were three of us and a dolly (thank god!) and we finally had it placed. I am building our next house and without a second thought I am buying this for my master bath and realized I never Read More
          I have remodeled/built several homes. I love the look of the custom built and tiled showers, but the maintenance is a pain. As well, the shower pan is going to deteriorate, so I looked at an alternative in our latest remodel. I decided on cast iron for longevity and looked to a brand I have had great experience and purchased this shower pan. We installed it - what a pain! Nothing against Kohler, but it is HEAVY and trying to maneuver it into place and placing/attaching the drain was a pain in the butt! There were three of us and a dolly (thank god!) and we finally had it placed. I am building our next house and without a second thought I am buying this for my master bath and realized I never wrote a review. I will never tile a shower floor again. This shower pan makes maintaining and cleaning your bathroom so easy. It looks fabulous with any tile/stone. It is nonslip. Though it may seem expensive, if you compare what it will cost to do a shower pan and then tile, it is a cost saver. Just wish there were more sizes. Also, I bought the drain cover - looks great, but I wouldn't recommend it. First, I have long hair, so I have to clear the drain and you can't see it with the cover. The second item is the cover hides all the dirt/mold and it is really gross when you have to clean it. Read Less
          Pros: Durable, Easy to Clean, High Quality, Looks Great
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          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Solid level, but...
          PostedJune 23, 2016
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          No, I do not recommend this product.
          Heavy aluminum stock feels solid but it might be too heavy for some. I like the weight, gives it a high quality feel. Only has one off center handle with a rubber(?) gasket cushion that might eventually fall off with heavy use. High impact end caps make the actual level length only 22 ¼”. If you are leveling 2x4s on 24” centers you’ll need to get out your 3ft level. My level arrived with damage on one of the gel impact restraints. Gives me some concern about them holding up if/when it falls from various heights
          Cons: Not Durable
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          The Savage Magnetic Box Beam Level is the ultimate in accuracy and durability. The Box Beam Level is called such due to the construction of the frame. If you were to cut one in half, you would see the rectangular construction that gives these types of spirit levels the ultimate in durability.
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Nice lightweight level but has a few shortcoming
          PostedJune 23, 2016
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          No, I do not recommend this product.
          Pros. Level feels nice and the does not weight too much. Magnets are strong to the point it almost holds on sheet rocked walls. This must be because of the rock screws and nails in the studs. I like the three lines on either side of the bubble
          Cons: These might be picky cons but for one, the actual level is only 45 1/8" long. The gel impact ends make up the rest of the 48". I have used my previous 4ft level many times on beams and other things that were on 48" centers and the level reached. I can't do it with this one. Second, my previous level had slightly larger bubbles and the level lines almost touched the ends of the bubble. This Savage level has smaller bubbles and the lines start a Read More
          Pros. Level feels nice and the does not weight too much. Magnets are strong to the point it almost holds on sheet rocked walls. This must be because of the rock screws and nails in the studs. I like the three lines on either side of the bubble
          Cons: These might be picky cons but for one, the actual level is only 45 1/8" long. The gel impact ends make up the rest of the 48". I have used my previous 4ft level many times on beams and other things that were on 48" centers and the level reached. I can't do it with this one. Second, my previous level had slightly larger bubbles and the level lines almost touched the ends of the bubble. This Savage level has smaller bubbles and the lines start a little less than an 1/8" away from the end of the bubble. This means you are eyeballing the exact center level if you are trying for a very precise level. Read Less
          Pros: Good Size & Weight, Light Weight
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          The Ames floral tool line is the perfect size and weight for working in the garden. Ideal for raised bed gardening, this shovel will get the job done right. The tempered steel blade with power collar will dig in any soil condition.
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Great quality, perfect size for raised garden beds and trenches!
          PostedJune 23, 2016
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          I don't know why I didn't think of getting this shovel sooner. I love gardening and have vegetables year round. I have always used the large shovels to turn the soil and in my raised garden beds it was really tough. Also, I am not a petite person, so at times a full shovel of wet dirt can overwhelm me. This shovel is perfect. First the head is the perfect size - large enough to turn the soil, but not too large that it is difficult to maneuver in the raised bed. The shovel blade is 8 1/4" by 6"
          I didn't know it at the time, but it is made in the USA and the quality shows! I will definitely look for other products by Ames.
          Also, when my husband saw it, he said "Wow, that will be perfect Read More
          I don't know why I didn't think of getting this shovel sooner. I love gardening and have vegetables year round. I have always used the large shovels to turn the soil and in my raised garden beds it was really tough. Also, I am not a petite person, so at times a full shovel of wet dirt can overwhelm me. This shovel is perfect. First the head is the perfect size - large enough to turn the soil, but not too large that it is difficult to maneuver in the raised bed. The shovel blade is 8 1/4" by 6"
          I didn't know it at the time, but it is made in the USA and the quality shows! I will definitely look for other products by Ames.
          Also, when my husband saw it, he said "Wow, that will be perfect for digging trenches, especially in tight places". So another use for it that I didn't think about. Read Less
          Pros: Durable, Great Quality, Strong
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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.
           
          Franztini's Answers
           
          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.
           
          Powered by M12 REDLITHIUM Battery Technology, Milwaukee M12 Heated Hoodies use carbon fiber heating elements to create and distribute heat to the chest and back. Combining a durable cotton/polyester exterior with a waffle weave thermal lining, the hoodie provides a versatile three-season solution to keep heat in and allow users to shed bulky layers. Compatible with all M12 REDLITHIUM Batteries and all M18 REDLITHIUM Batteries (M18 Power Source Sold Separately). Size: large. Color: Gray. Gender: unisex. Age Group: adult.
           

          Does charger come with it to charge battery

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          Anita
          December 16, 2017
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          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          December 21, 2017
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          It comes with battery and charger.
           
          Powered by M12 REDLITHIUM Battery Technology, Milwaukee M12 Heated Jackets use carbon fiber heating elements to create and distribute heat to the chest, back, and front hand pockets. For use in abrasive environments, ToughShell Stretch Polyester delivers 5X Longer Life than previous softshell jackets and provides wind and water resistance to survive the elements. Size: medium. Color: Black. Gender: female. Age Group: adult.
           

          What are the sleeve lengths?

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          KimC
          October 19, 2017
          What are the sleeve lengths?
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          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          October 20, 2017
          Answer: 
          From the top of the shoulder (at the seam) to the cuff is 26" for the medium
           
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