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
 
  • Question count
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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
           
          Gilmour Gilmour 5/8 in. Dia x 25 ft. Flat Soaker Water Hose
          Gilmour 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.
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Barely lasts one season!
          PostedMarch 28, 2015
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          No, I do not recommend this product.
          I completely agree with the other 1 star reviews, these hoses are only good for one season - at that! I used them last summer in my garden beds, I planted my spring garden and went to install the hoses and out of 10 hoses only 1 does not have major leaks. As for the comment on water pressure damaging the hoses and that you should install splitters and reduce your water pressure...well, this may be the only way to use these soaker hoses. However, before buying these soaker hoses, I used the cheaper ones, under the same conditions, and they last at least 2 years or more. I am beyond frustrated since the manufacturer warranty is one year. Guess when I bought them? You guessed it - 3/17/2014 - I Read More
          I completely agree with the other 1 star reviews, these hoses are only good for one season - at that! I used them last summer in my garden beds, I planted my spring garden and went to install the hoses and out of 10 hoses only 1 does not have major leaks. As for the comment on water pressure damaging the hoses and that you should install splitters and reduce your water pressure...well, this may be the only way to use these soaker hoses. However, before buying these soaker hoses, I used the cheaper ones, under the same conditions, and they last at least 2 years or more. I am beyond frustrated since the manufacturer warranty is one year. Guess when I bought them? You guessed it - 3/17/2014 - I am 9 days passed the warranty expiration. DO NOT BUY THESE! Read Less
          Cons: Not Durable
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          4out of 4found this review helpful.
           
          Transform your paint sprayer into a rolling system with this Roller Kit. The kit is four times faster than a traditional roller and eliminates the mess and hassle of a roller tray. Simply attach it directly to the spray gun; no tools required. Pressure rolling is ideal when spraying is not possible.
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Expensive but worth it
          PostedFebruary 15, 2015
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          I hesitated spending $80 on this accessory since I just spent $300 on the Graco X5 sprayer - which I didn't budget for but figured it was cheaper to buy it than rent a sprayer since I had a whole house to do. After spraying the whole interior with primer, I like using the sprayer since it is light and easy to maneuver but I was painting the walls a different color than the ceiling and the thought of trying to protect the ceiling while spraying the walls is what lead me to look into this accessory. I hesitated because of the cost and some bad reviews, but figured it had to be better than spending the time to protect the ceilings from overspray. I am glad I did!
          Well yesterday I did two coats Read More
          I hesitated spending $80 on this accessory since I just spent $300 on the Graco X5 sprayer - which I didn't budget for but figured it was cheaper to buy it than rent a sprayer since I had a whole house to do. After spraying the whole interior with primer, I like using the sprayer since it is light and easy to maneuver but I was painting the walls a different color than the ceiling and the thought of trying to protect the ceiling while spraying the walls is what lead me to look into this accessory. I hesitated because of the cost and some bad reviews, but figured it had to be better than spending the time to protect the ceilings from overspray. I am glad I did!
          Well yesterday I did two coats on 90% of the interior walls of a 1500 square foot house - by myself! 3 bedrooms, hallway, living room, and family room. I was exhausted after at the end of the day and had my frustrations with the roller, but was still glad that I bought it. As a previous reviewer stated, the roller is heavier than a standard roller. You will have to roll with two hands. One on the gun and the other guiding the bar. Because it is heavy and you are triggering the paint that comes out of the roller, you need to 'guide' the roller up/down the wall so you don't get 'runs' on the sides. The best way to describe this is when you have a roller filled with paint and you roll and lean on one side of the roller - there will be a run of paint on that side. This can occur with the roller if you don't use your hand to guide it - especially in tight corners/areas. It does take a little getting use to since you trigger the gun to get paint to the roller and roll. As some reviewers stated, it took longer to cut the corners than it did to roll the walls. Here is my two cents on the pros and cons.
          Pros -
          Clean - there are no drips from the roller and it is 100% cleaner than the sprayer
          Fast - Energy focused on rolling not stopping and getting more paint on your roller
          Economical - less paint used since you put the sprayer hose into the gallon/5 gallon bucket and not pouring into trays
          Cons -
          Heavy - the roller is heavier than a traditional roller. I recommend getting the cheap gloves that have rubber in the palm and fingers and use them to paint. It helps with the metal gun and the hand that holds the metal bar to the roller
          Size - the roller bar is fixed. If you have a small area, i.e., 3' hallway, it can be difficult to roll
          Fighting the hose - this pairs with the "heaviness' of the roller. At times when rolling the hose would cause frustration.
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          Pros: Easy to Use
          +34points
          34out of 34found this review helpful.
           
          The Kurdamir Collection is an expansive collection of timeless Persian designs in fresh colors. Each rug has been meticulously woven in magnificent detail utilizing state of the art technology. These rugs are stain resistant with treatment and should be spot cleaned for easy maintenance. Color: Black.
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Much nicer than I expected
          PostedDecember 29, 2013
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          I purchased this runner for my stairs because my older doggies were having a tough time with the wood stairs. It arrived very timely and is a lot nicer than I expected. It is really thick and plush. Because of the quality I am thinking of doing the rest of my stairs. I would also not hesitate to use it just as a hallway runner.
          Pros: Easy to Install, Looks Great
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          Transform your bathroom with this beautiful 61 in. Granite Vanity Top with two attached under-mount porcelain sinks. Perfect for quick and simple remodels, this design makes it easy to obtain the style and durability of natural granite without hiring a professional. The granite top is easy to install and fits directly on top of any standard 60 in. vanity cabinet. Please note that granite is a natural material, so slight variations in color may occur as part of its natural beauty.
           
          from Sonoma County, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Excellent value, but granite not highly polished around sinks
          PostedDecember 29, 2013
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          The top looks great and is an excellent value. However, the granite cutouts around the sink are not highly polished like it would be done by a "professional". Not a big deal and not really noticeable but it may drive someone nuts. Also the sinks are functional but they are not an excellent quality. Again, these are minor issues and does not detract from how it looks.
          The cabinet is Foremost Naples 60in Vanity - Model # NACA6021DInternet # 100508059Store SKU # 138816 Store SO SKU # 123991
          The lights are Hampton Bay 3-Light Chrome Vanity Fixture - Model # GJK1393A-4/CRInternet # 203067207Store SKU # 548332
          The flooring is Millstead Vintage Maple - Model # PF9364Internet # 202034714Store SKU Read More
          The top looks great and is an excellent value. However, the granite cutouts around the sink are not highly polished like it would be done by a "professional". Not a big deal and not really noticeable but it may drive someone nuts. Also the sinks are functional but they are not an excellent quality. Again, these are minor issues and does not detract from how it looks.
          The cabinet is Foremost Naples 60in Vanity - Model # NACA6021DInternet # 100508059Store SKU # 138816 Store SO SKU # 123991
          The lights are Hampton Bay 3-Light Chrome Vanity Fixture - Model # GJK1393A-4/CRInternet # 203067207Store SKU # 548332
          The flooring is Millstead Vintage Maple - Model # PF9364Internet # 202034714Store SKU # 903363Store SO SKU # 910755 Read Less
          Pros: Easy to Install, Looks Great, Durable, Great Value, Easy to Clean
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          +6points
          6out of 6found this review helpful.
           
          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 upscale look. Two sets of double doors, one right and one left, and three middle drawers are equipped with black birdcage-style handles that produce a vintage appearance. The vanity's 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 for a complete look.
           
          from Sonoma County, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Solid construction, narrow drawers,
          PostedDecember 29, 2013
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          This was probably one of the best packed items that we have received from Home Depot. The hardware was installed inside the drawers and cabinets so they would not be scratched. The picture online is very accurate. The only gripe I have is the drawers. The slides are on the exterior which makes the drawers pretty narrow. The sides of the drawers are only 3 1/2" - not bad but the face frame could accommodate much higher sides. Finally, the interior of the drawers are raw wood. I ended up spraying a clear sealant on them since it is a bathroom cabinet and water/toothpaste etc may end up in the drawer.
          The top is Pegasus 61 in W Granite Vanity Top - Model # 62684Internet # 100466260Store SKU Read More
          This was probably one of the best packed items that we have received from Home Depot. The hardware was installed inside the drawers and cabinets so they would not be scratched. The picture online is very accurate. The only gripe I have is the drawers. The slides are on the exterior which makes the drawers pretty narrow. The sides of the drawers are only 3 1/2" - not bad but the face frame could accommodate much higher sides. Finally, the interior of the drawers are raw wood. I ended up spraying a clear sealant on them since it is a bathroom cabinet and water/toothpaste etc may end up in the drawer.
          The top is Pegasus 61 in W Granite Vanity Top - Model # 62684Internet # 100466260Store SKU #
          Store SO SKU # 114726
          The lights are Hampton Bay 3-Light Chrome Vanity Fixture - Model # GJK1393A-4/CRInternet # 203067207Store SKU # 548332
          The flooring is Millstead Vintage Maple - Model # PF9364Internet # 202034714Store SKU # 903363Store SO SKU # 910755 Read Less
          Pros: Looks Great, High Quality
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          +18points
          20out of 22found this review helpful.
           
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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...

          Asked by
          Annabanana
          March 17, 2019
          What is the width dimension (not the length) on the curved sides? And, could this be ceiling mounted?
          Asked by
          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          March 18, 2019
          Answer: 
          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
          Answer: 
          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?
          Asked by
          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          March 9, 2019
          Answer: 
          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
          Answer: 
          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
          Asked by
          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          March 2, 2019
          Answer: 
          You will need 110 sq ft (need to add an additional 10% for drop), so 5 boxes.
           
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