Franztini
  • Review count
    254
  • Helpfulness votes
    835
  • Average rating
    4.6
    4.6 out of 5
  • First Review:
    July 30, 2013
  • Last Review:
    September 2, 2019
 
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      Activity Summary
       
      • Review count
        254
      • Helpfulness votes
        835
      • Average rating
        4.6
        4.6 out of 5
      • First Review:
        July 30, 2013
      • Last Review:
        September 2, 2019
       
      • Question count
        7
         
        • Answer count
          55
           
           
           
           
          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.
           
          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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          When every detail counts, the urban-inspired Studio S Widespread Low-Spout Bathroom Faucet delivers. Offering clean lines, superior performance, and durability for today’s modern bathroom. Intended for a busy, no-nonsense lifestyle, you’ll love its streamlined profile, eco-conscious, water-saving design, drip-free dependability, and choice of sleek handle styling.
           
          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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          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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          Celebrating contemporary and modern excellence, this 4-light Integrated LED fixed track fixture brings functional lighting that will enhance the beauty of your home. Without compromising on aesthetic nor function, the adjustable, pivoting sleek dual optic frosted shades hang on a clean, sleek bowed track bar design to direct light where you most desire. No matter if that’s in your living room, family room or kitchen, the fixture will solve your lighting needs and bring a modern touch. To better help you save time and money, this piece features an integrated LED so no bulbs to replace or maintain. Updating the lighting in your home is the most effective way to accomplish a striking, yet simple, DIY remodel.
           
          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?
           
          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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          Add an updated look to your contemporary decor with the 56 in. White Ceiling Fan. Ideal for large spaces, this fan features 4 blades to help move air efficiently, with quiet, wobble-free operation. The handy wall control offers independent light and speed controls. If you’re tired of using the remote control and you want to include your traditional ceiling fan in your automated home system, the Bond is the simplest and quickest way to do so. Bond Smart Wi-Fi Fan Remote Hub, it enables you to control your fan, along with the lighting that goes with it. Bond is compatible with Amazon Echo and Google Home when used. Bond works with Alexa and other compatible smart home products. (Bond sold separately).
           

          How many lumens is the LED bulb? I am looking for bright light in a 20x20 ft room.

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          sho
          September 5, 2019
          How many lumens is the LED bulb? I am looking for bright light in a 20x20 ft room.
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          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          September 5, 2019
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          The light has a 17 watt LED which is roughly 1600 lumens. It is bright enough to light up a 20x20 room but I think you would need task lights for reading and other tasks needed directed light.
           
          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.
           

          Is the optional back filler panel (to cover gap between back of range and the wall) included, or ...

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          MAS
          September 1, 2019
          Is the optional back filler panel (to cover gap between back of range and the wall) included, or must it be purchased separately? And what is the height of the side wings from the cooktop that go over the countertop?
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          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          September 2, 2019
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          The filler panel comes with the stove but I did not use it. The height of the wing is roughly between 1/4" to 3/8". Here is a picture of the wing covering the edge of my countertop
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          DuraSpin systems increase screw fastening speeds by more than 4 times versus bulk screwdrivers and loose screws. They improve job site productivity by 30% or more. You can drive drill point fasteners with a variable speed trigger. Great for use cement board, subfloor, underlayment, wood decking, drywall to wood and drywall to steel.
           

          Is there a depth adjustment in the end of the extension?

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          Anthony
          August 26, 2019
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          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          August 27, 2019
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          Yes there in a depth adjustment at the end and it is very easy to switch between the different depths.
           
          Decorate your home with this advanced Halloween projector. The piercing eyes blink slowly as they illuminate the night. Use multiple projectors for a more dramatic effect.
           

          This is advertised as Halloween Eye "Screams". Can this sound effect be shut off?

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          paolucn
          August 25, 2019
          This is advertised as Halloween Eye "Screams". Can this sound effect be shut off?
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          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          August 26, 2019
          Answer: 
          It does not have a sound effect
           
          Sleek and contemporary, the Vox Rectangle vessel-style sink features a wide, shallow basin and rounded edges in true minimalist fashion. Countertop installation ensures this sink will stand out in your bathroom as a striking focal point.
           

          The cut out hole will be enough to install/accessthe faucet and no additional hole is required correct.

          Asked by
          Mike
          August 22, 2019
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          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          August 24, 2019
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          Yes, you need to purchase a single hole faucet, not a centerset or widespread faucets
           
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