Franztini
  • Review count
    244
  • Helpfulness votes
    808
  • Average rating
    4.6
    4.6 out of 5
  • First Review:
    July 30, 2013
  • Last Review:
    June 21, 2019
 
  • Question count
    7
     
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      Activity Summary
       
      • Review count
        244
      • Helpfulness votes
        808
      • Average rating
        4.6
        4.6 out of 5
      • First Review:
        July 30, 2013
      • Last Review:
        June 21, 2019
       
      • Question count
        7
         
        • Answer count
          46
           
           
           
           
          Franztini's Reviews
           
          Every Symmons Temptrol tub and shower system features the legendary Symmons pressure-balancing mixing valve. Symmons Temptrol puts an end to in. Shower Shock in. and provides a safe, comfortable shower every time. Choose the smart choice and choose Symmons.
           
          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 valve to install in my rental. I was looking for a valve that was solid metal - no pl...
          PostedMay 26, 2019
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          I got this valve to install in my rental. I was looking for a valve that was solid metal - no plastic. This valve is made out of solid brass, bronze, and stainless steel. It has stops so you can shut off the water and replace parts - no tearing out tile/sheet rock! The parts are available on Homedepot.com. The rental is older so I wanted to make sure it hand pressure-balancing and anti-scald, so if someone flushed a toilet, the tenant wouldn't get scalded.
          I haven't used it long but in looking at the quality compared to other manufacturers valves, I am happy I got it. The only thing is if you are a pex fan, this is not the valve for you.
          Pros: Reliable
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          Nalu Collection wave style hanging pendants are a great way to bring the tropical feeling into your home. This pendant light features a modern take on the classic Hawaiian style, featuring a Kukui Bronze finish and open shade. It comes with everything you need for easy installation.
           
          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 light to put over my kitchen sink. I really liked the color and openness of the light....
          PostedMay 23, 2019
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          I got this light to put over my kitchen sink. I really liked the color and openness of the light. My kitchen is not traditional or modern - and it fits in perfectly. It came extremely well packed which is important because the shade is very light and could be easily bent. It comes with everything you need to install it - so no additional runs to Home Depot. I find it sometimes difficult with buying stuff online to get an accurate color representation. I took a picture of the shade next to a bottle of Pacifico Beer. It is a really dark brown and could almost pass as black in low light. The inside of the shade is a gorgeous accent and will look great at night with the light on. I think with Read More
          I got this light to put over my kitchen sink. I really liked the color and openness of the light. My kitchen is not traditional or modern - and it fits in perfectly. It came extremely well packed which is important because the shade is very light and could be easily bent. It comes with everything you need to install it - so no additional runs to Home Depot. I find it sometimes difficult with buying stuff online to get an accurate color representation. I took a picture of the shade next to a bottle of Pacifico Beer. It is a really dark brown and could almost pass as black in low light. The inside of the shade is a gorgeous accent and will look great at night with the light on. I think with the lighter color and a 60w bulb it will provide plenty of light for my sink.
          I don't know if the manufacturer meant for the warning label to come off in transit, but I am super happy that it did. Due to the design you don't want that ugly sticker to show. Read Less
          Pros: Easy to Assemble, Looks Great, Nice Design, Unique, Well Made
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          The Amba Radiant Curved Large Hardwired towel warmer is a great addition or upgrade to any bathroom, laundry room or mud room. Round bars give the unit a clean look that can fit a variety of design styles. The gentle heat is ideal for warming and drying towels, as well as other articles of clothing that cannot be tumble dried. With 12 total bars, the unit is designed to accommodate 2 large towels.
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          I am finally doing my master bathroom remodel and have always dreamed about heated floors and a h...
          PostedApril 25, 2019
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          I am finally doing my master bathroom remodel and have always dreamed about heated floors and a heated towel rack. Well I am doing the lifeproof vinyl floors (highly recommend!!) so I can't do heated floors, but I can do my heated towel rack. I have had a towel rack similar to this, but not heated, and I found it was difficult to get the towels on/off because it the bars were 'square'. The design of this towel rack with the curve is perfect!
          First the 'feet' that go against the wall are 3 3/4" so even if the bars were 'square', you still have plenty of room, but with these feet you can fit two large fluffy hotel towels. Also, if you are replacing an existing towel rack, make sure you Read More
          I am finally doing my master bathroom remodel and have always dreamed about heated floors and a heated towel rack. Well I am doing the lifeproof vinyl floors (highly recommend!!) so I can't do heated floors, but I can do my heated towel rack. I have had a towel rack similar to this, but not heated, and I found it was difficult to get the towels on/off because it the bars were 'square'. The design of this towel rack with the curve is perfect!
          First the 'feet' that go against the wall are 3 3/4" so even if the bars were 'square', you still have plenty of room, but with these feet you can fit two large fluffy hotel towels. Also, if you are replacing an existing towel rack, make sure you measure the clearance depth! I am still waiting on my plumber/tile guy so I haven't tried out the heat function yet, but based on the quality of materials and design, I know it is going to be great
          The instructions states that you should have an electrician install this, but if you have wired a light or outlet, you should be fine as long as the circuit is GFCI. Since we are doing a full remodel, I am going to have this hardwired so one less plug, but you can also plug this into an outlet - got a large laundry room - this would be great.
          The instructions are super simple, I took a photo so you can see what comes in the box and what tools you need to install. The only possible negative is the unit was only packed with four pieces of styrofoam so it could get damaged in transit. Read Less
          Pros: Good Size & Weight, High Quality, Looks Great, Nice Design, Stylish
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          The Amerock BH26504G10 Clarendon 24 in. (610 mm) towel bar is finished in Satin Nickel. An updated twist on traditional aesthetics inspires this sculpted collection. Featuring an artful design with smooth structural transitions, Clarendon effortlessly coordinates with Amerock's Candler and Extensity decorative cabinet hardware collections, transforming any bath into a relaxing spa. The classic Satin Nickel finish provides a sleek, lightly brushed, warm grey metallic look. Amerock markets decorative hardware solutions that inspire, coordinate and help express personal style. For the kitchen, bathroom and the rest of the home, with a variety of finishes and designs for all decorating tastes, Amerock is the ultimate, time-tested source for hardware needs. Amerock markets products in four categories: decorative hardware, decorative hooks, bath accessories and functional hardware.
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          I really like the look of these bathroom accessories, so I got them for my rental property. They...
          PostedApril 24, 2019
          Overall rating 
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          Quality 
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          No, I do not recommend this product.
          I really like the look of these bathroom accessories, so I got them for my rental property. They look beautiful with the Delta porter faucet and shower trim kit (see pic) I just installed them, so I can't report on the long term durability, but I am a little concerned on the quality. When I went to install the towel bar, the screw bent - at this price point, that is unacceptable. After installing the robe hook, towel ring, toilet paper holder, and 24" towel rack, here are the pros/cons:
          Pros:
          Looks great
          Nice weight
          Nice finish
          Everything included to install, including two different types of mollys
          Good instructions and templates
          The pivot on the TP holder is nice and
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          I really like the look of these bathroom accessories, so I got them for my rental property. They look beautiful with the Delta porter faucet and shower trim kit (see pic) I just installed them, so I can't report on the long term durability, but I am a little concerned on the quality. When I went to install the towel bar, the screw bent - at this price point, that is unacceptable. After installing the robe hook, towel ring, toilet paper holder, and 24" towel rack, here are the pros/cons:
          Pros:
          Looks great
          Nice weight
          Nice finish
          Everything included to install, including two different types of mollys
          Good instructions and templates
          The pivot on the TP holder is nice and solid
          Negative
          Cheap screws that bend
          Mounting brackets are a little 'cheap' - how will they hold up?
          The allen screws that hold the accessory to the base is cheap and actually stripped out
          Towel ring does not move smoothly
          Overall, I really like the look, finish and weight of this product, but at this price point, I don't think they are worth it, hence 3 stars. Read Less
          Pros: Easy to Install, Stylish
          Cons: Not Durable
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          The Amerock BH26507G10 Clarendon Pivot Tissue Roll Holder is finished in Satin Nickel. An updated twist on traditional aesthetics inspires this sculpted collection. Featuring an artful design with smooth structural transitions, Clarendon effortlessly coordinates with Amerock's Candler and Extensity decorative cabinet hardware collections, transforming any bath into a relaxing spa. The classic Satin Nickel finish provides a sleek, lightly brushed, warm grey metallic look. Amerock markets decorative hardware solutions that inspire, coordinate and help express personal style. For the kitchen, bathroom and the rest of the home, with a variety of finishes and designs for all decorating tastes, Amerock is the ultimate, time-tested source for hardware needs. Amerock markets products in four categories: decorative hardware, decorative hooks, bath accessories and functional hardware.
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
          ,
          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          I really like the look of these bathroom accessories, so I got them for my rental property. They...
          PostedApril 24, 2019
          Overall rating 
          3.0 out of 5
          3.0 out of 5
          Quality 
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          No, I do not recommend this product.
          I really like the look of these bathroom accessories, so I got them for my rental property. They look beautiful with the Delta porter faucet and shower trim kit (see pic) I just installed them, so I can't report on the long term durability, but I am a little concerned on the quality. When I went to install the towel bar, the screw bent - at this price point, that is unacceptable. After installing the robe hook, towel ring, toilet paper holder, and 24" towel rack, here are the pros/cons:
          Pros:
          Looks great
          Nice weight
          Nice finish
          Everything included to install, including two different types of mollys
          Good instructions and templates
          The pivot on the TP holder is nice and
          Read More
          I really like the look of these bathroom accessories, so I got them for my rental property. They look beautiful with the Delta porter faucet and shower trim kit (see pic) I just installed them, so I can't report on the long term durability, but I am a little concerned on the quality. When I went to install the towel bar, the screw bent - at this price point, that is unacceptable. After installing the robe hook, towel ring, toilet paper holder, and 24" towel rack, here are the pros/cons:
          Pros:
          Looks great
          Nice weight
          Nice finish
          Everything included to install, including two different types of mollys
          Good instructions and templates
          The pivot on the TP holder is nice and solid
          Negative
          Cheap screws that bend
          Mounting brackets are a little 'cheap' - how will they hold up?
          The allen screws that hold the accessory to the base is cheap and actually stripped out
          Overall, I really like the look, finish and weight of this product, but at this price point, I don't think they are worth it, hence 3 stars. Read Less
          Pros: Easy to Install, Looks Great
          Cons: Not Durable
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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?
           
          Ann Arbor Oak’s authentic wood texturing and natural coloration achieve the look of real weathered hardwood adding beauty to any room. Its durable AC3 wear layer protects against scratching, fading and staining. Appropriate for residential use, it features a user-friendly locking technology for a quick and easy installation.
           

          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.
           

          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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          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.
           

          Is underlayment required for this tile?

          Asked by
          Sapphire
          July 17, 2019
          Is underlayment required for this tile?
          Asked by
          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          July 17, 2019
          Answer: 
          This is not tile, but laminate flooring. Yes it does need an underlayment. Depending on your type of sub-floor, will dictate the minimum type of underlayment. I installed this on a sub-floor with no moisture, so I could use the least expensive underlayment. If you are laying this on slab above/below grade you are going to want an underlayment with a vapor barrier.
           
          RibbonFlex Pro Custom Color RGB LED tape lighting transforms spaces like no other lighting can. Add creative color lighting to tray ceilings, coves, under cabinets, architectural elements and more. High performance RGB LEDs can produce an endless array of colors including shades of white making it exceptionally versatile for creative accent lighting. Use a color controller to select a static color and brightness level of your choice, or create color changing scenes and effects. Ultra thin and flexible (measuring just over 3/8 in. W by 1/8 in. T), it works where other lighting can't. Designed for custom installations, RGB LED lighting is highly configurable and can be cut to size every 4 in. or easily linked together to create longer lengths of lighting. 3M high-bond adhesive tape backing makes installation as easy as peel-and-stick. Requires an RGB LED controller and a 12-Volt DC power supply, each sold separately.
           

          Hi, Can i just use only one colour for this LED RGB light strip? I just need yellow and don't wan...

          Asked by
          Erika
          June 24, 2019
          Hi,

          Can i just use only one colour for this LED RGB light strip? I just need yellow and don't want it change colour.
          Asked by
          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          June 25, 2019
          Answer: 
          Yes, you can set it to a static color. I can't remember if the remote comes with the color lighting, I think it does. But you will need to use the color remote to set the color. Search homedepot.com for (Model # HHRGB14 - there are two versions.
          For a true yellow, keep your red and green levels both at a maximum of 255. If you set the blue level as 0, you obtain a bright banana color
           
          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.
           

          wifi enabled ?

          Asked by
          timo
          May 27, 2019
          wifi enabled ?
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          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          May 27, 2019
          Answer: 
          Nope
           
          Presented by Home Decorators Collection, Gray Oak's authentic, cross-sawn texture and grey color achieve the look of reclaimed wood planks, adding fashion-forward beauty to any room. Its durable and ultra-strong AC4 wear layer protects against scratching, fading and staining, paired with a limited lifetime residential/7-year commercial warranty to ensure decades of lasting beauty and functionality. Appropriate for both residential and commercial uses, it also features a user-friendly locking technology to ensure quick and easy installation in your home or business.
           

          can this product be laid directly on the 5/8" sub flooring?

          Asked by
          bob
          May 22, 2019
          can this product be laid directly on the 5/8" sub flooring?
          Asked by
          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          May 22, 2019
          Answer: 
          No. You need an underlayment such as TrafficMASTER Standard 100 sq. ft. Rolls 25 ft. x 4 ft. x .080 in (Model #:100779555).
           
          The Insl-X 1 gal. Semi-Gloss Water White Swimming Pool Paint can be used on many indoor and outdoor pool coatings as well as plaster and concrete surfaces. Its mildew- and UV-resistant, waterproof water-based formula has low amounts of VOCs for environmental and human safety. The paint dries to the touch in 60 minutes and should be reapplied after 6 hours for best results. The 1 gal. can works well on areas up to 250 sq. ft.
           

          We have concrete shower floors that have been painted can we sand the concrete floors and apply this paint?

          Asked by
          LK
          May 18, 2019
          Asked by
          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          May 19, 2019
          Answer: 
          I don't know if the manufacturer recommends this but it is exactly why we bought it. The shower isn't heavily used, so I don't know how long it will last but it looks great.
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