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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      • 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
          75
           
           
           
           
          Franztini's Reviews
           
          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
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          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
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          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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          4out of 4found this review helpful.
           
          American Standard Studio S 8 in. Widespread 2-Handle Low Spout Bathroom Faucet with Knob Handles in Polished Chrome
           
          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 low profile faucet for my guest bathroom. I am remodeling it and the style i...
          PostedAugust 3, 2019
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          I was looking for a low profile faucet for my guest bathroom. I am remodeling it and the style in modern minimalist and this faucet is perfect. The faucet was extremely well packed so it would not get damaged in shipping. Though expensive, the faucet is solidly built with quality materials. Installation will be a breeze with the compression fittings and pop-up drain (which I love!!!) The simple handles are approximately 3" tall and have an indentation for your fingers tips so you can turn them even with soapy hands. The spout is about 3 1/4" tall and 8" long. Beautiful faucet - highly recommended.
          Pros: Easy to Install, Looks Great, Modern, Stylish, solid construction
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          3out of 3found this review helpful.
           
          Give your interior a high-class look with the luxurious ratio 4 light fixture. With its 4 wide cylindrical shades made of transparent glass and enhanced with unique shiny bubbles, this mural applique is sure to give your home a sparkle. Your bathroom, bedroom and lobby are just some of the spaces that would benefit from this dazzling piece. The chrome frame and sumptuous flair of this model are also sure to bring incredible character to your decor. The ratio 4 isn't only elegant, it also provides you with a lot of flexibility. By combining it with a dimmer, you can easily master all types of interior atmospheres. Affix it to a wall to discover how much this mural lighting fixture can enhance your interior.
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          The light was extremely well packed and arrived quickly. I am really glad that I am doing a comp...
          PostedJuly 30, 2019
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          The light was extremely well packed and arrived quickly. I am really glad that I am doing a complete remodel - down to the studs - because this light is heavy! I know that the product listing states that the light weighs 5.7lb, but it feels heavier. Each light weighs a pound! I am going to make sure to put up some blocking to mount this light. The instructions are straight forward and everything is included in the box.
          The main body of the light has the back plate and the light base that has the LEDs. You actually screw in the cylindrical shades into the base. When illuminated the light exceeds my expectations. I can't wait to get it installed. The only negative I can see is cleaning the Read More
          The light was extremely well packed and arrived quickly. I am really glad that I am doing a complete remodel - down to the studs - because this light is heavy! I know that the product listing states that the light weighs 5.7lb, but it feels heavier. Each light weighs a pound! I am going to make sure to put up some blocking to mount this light. The instructions are straight forward and everything is included in the box.
          The main body of the light has the back plate and the light base that has the LEDs. You actually screw in the cylindrical shades into the base. When illuminated the light exceeds my expectations. I can't wait to get it installed. The only negative I can see is cleaning the glass. I could not find any directions on cleaning the glass, but my assumption is since it is just glass, you could submerge it in some soapy water. Highly recommend!! Read Less
          Pros: High Quality of Material, Looks Great, Unique, Very Bright, Well Made
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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
          I have a fairly large (5 x10) bathroom that had a single builder grade light in the center of the...
          PostedJuly 26, 2019
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          I have a fairly large (5 x10) bathroom that had a single builder grade light in the center of the ceiling that did not cast enough light. I was looking for a track light that didn't look weird in a bathroom. I thought this was a cool light with the rounded lights that made it seem like it was made for a bathroom.
          Everything came with the light - screws and wire nuts - which isn't always the case. Installation was pretty straight forward but I had a really difficult time getting it centered in my room. It had nothing to do with the light, but the box in the ceiling.
          It puts off a great amount of disbursed bright light. It looks much better in person than in the pictures. I was hesitant Read More
          I have a fairly large (5 x10) bathroom that had a single builder grade light in the center of the ceiling that did not cast enough light. I was looking for a track light that didn't look weird in a bathroom. I thought this was a cool light with the rounded lights that made it seem like it was made for a bathroom.
          Everything came with the light - screws and wire nuts - which isn't always the case. Installation was pretty straight forward but I had a really difficult time getting it centered in my room. It had nothing to do with the light, but the box in the ceiling.
          It puts off a great amount of disbursed bright light. It looks much better in person than in the pictures. I was hesitant because in the online pictures, the light covers looked cheap/plastic. They are plastic, but don't look it when installed. Also, the light covers look like they will be easier to clean than glass - another benefit. Great light. Read Less
          Pros: Easy to Assemble, Functional, Looks Great, Nice Design, Stylish
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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 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.
           
          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
          Answer: 
          It comes with battery and charger.
           
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