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
 
  • Question count
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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
           
          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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          The contemporary look and feel of this door will be a great addition to any home or office. With its full clear glass lite an abundance of light will enter the room to enhance its decor. The solid stile and rail construction will provide many years of worry free use. Color: White.
           

          Does this door come w/ obscure glass (pre-hung)?

          Asked by
          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          October 9, 2014
          Hi,
          I am looking for a pre-hung door with obscure glass that I can use in a hallway bathroom. Thanks!
           
          The Hamilton Double Vanity from Home Decorators Collection offers classic cottage charm with storage to spare. It boasts a grey granite top and dual under-mount sinks with soft-close, shutter-style doors. Deep recessed drawers give you additional room to organize bath essentials. Constructed of birch and MDF for strength, the furniture-quality piece features turned legs, a ivory finish and oil-rubbed bronze hardware.
           

          What are the width of the sink area and drawers

          Asked by
          Franztini
          August 21, 2013
          I am trying to figure out what size mirrors to get and I was wondering how wide is the 2 door cabinet area that has the sink? Should I assume 24" for the sinks with a 12" drawer?
           
          Franztini's Answers
           
          The SmartCode touchpad electronic deadbolt is a one-touch locking motorized deadbolt. With your personalized code, you can enter your home with the convenience of keyless entry and the back-lit keypad provides increased visibility. SmartCode is easy to install, program and use, and operates on 4 AA batteries. It also features SmartKey Security as the back-up keyway. This single cylinder deadbolt can be locked or unlocked by using the keypad or key from the outside as well as the turn button from the inside. The Lifetime Polished Brass finish adds to the traditional look and feel of the product and makes a classic statement.
           

          I installed this in December. I installed brand new Energizer batteries in it when I put it on my...

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          Jessica
          January 18, 2020
          I installed this in December. I installed brand new Energizer batteries in it when I put it on my door. The unit is now blinking red meaning the batteries are low and need replaced. Is it normal for batteries to last only a short time in this unit?
          Asked by
          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          January 19, 2020
          Answer: 
          No. My batteries last longer than a year,. I would check to make sure that the batteries are securely seated in the battery compartment. If they are seated properly, you may have gotten old batteries or there may be an issue with the unit and I would contact Kwikset. Kwikset is has a fabulous customer service and warranty which is why I always buy there products.
           
          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.
           

          Can I buy this range already converted to propane?

          Asked by
          builder18620
          January 15, 2020
          Can I buy this range already converted to propane?
          Asked by
          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          January 15, 2020
          Answer: 
          No. However the range does come with a LP Propane conversion kit and instructions on how to convert it. It isn't difficult to do. If you don't want the hassle, when you purchase from Homedepot.com, you get an option to "get it up and running" for about $54, which includes a $34 installation kit - I think a screaming deal!
          Great range - when we sold our house, we bought another one for our new house.
           
          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 heat with open flames?

          Asked by
          LaCar
          January 11, 2020
          Asked by
          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          January 11, 2020
          Answer: 
          No it does not. The flames are covered.
           
          LifeProof is the latest innovation in vinyl flooring and is exclusively sold at The Home Depot. This flooring now features Scratch Protect surface coating, which is the Ultimate in scratch and stain resistance. LifeProof luxury vinyl flooring is both pet and kid friendly. This product has a pre-attached underlayment which minimizes sound and enhances warmth and comfort underfoot. LifeProof luxury vinyl flooring features a drop-and-lock installation system making it fast and easy for both Pros and DIYers to install. This flooring offers authentic color and texture for a realistic look and feel. LifeProof is both phthalate-free and formaldehyde-free to ensure product safety. Buy today, install today. 100% LifeProof, 0% worries. Color: Starry Light.
           

          The instructions say it can be installed under vanities with legs. My double vanity is 60 inches ...

          Asked by
          YR
          January 7, 2020
          The instructions say it can be installed under vanities with legs. My double vanity is 60 inches and 265 lbs. Am I still okay even with these specs?
          Asked by
          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          January 8, 2020
          Answer: 
          Yes. I have it installed under a vanity with almost the same specs.
           
          This durable prefinished engineered click real oak floor is easy to install. Simply engage the long sides at an angle and press down. The flooring is crafted of five layers of solid wood permanently bonded together in a cross-ply design. No HDF or other fiber boards are utilized. The stability of this construction provides superior strength, humidity resistance, and installation options (glue-less, floating, or glue down). The aluminum oxide finish provides 10 times more abrasion resistance than ordinary urethane finishes. Our company has been manufacturing wood floors to exacting standards in Johnson City, Tenn., for over 110 years. Color: Natural.
           

          If I was to clean using a wet mop, what solution would I use? I understand that microfiber mops a...

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          Monica
          January 6, 2020
          If I was to clean using a wet mop, what solution would I use? I understand that microfiber mops and vacumes are used to pick up debris and dirt, but I would also like to clean using some sort of wet solution that won't destroy the wood over time.
          Asked by
          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          January 7, 2020
          Answer: 
          I would buy a product that is made for engineered hardwood floors, such as Rejuvenate
          128 oz. Floor Cleaner(Model # RJ128FC)
           
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