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
 
  • Question count
    7
     
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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
           
          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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          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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          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.

          Asked by
          sho
          September 5, 2019
          How many lumens is the LED bulb? I am looking for bright light in a 20x20 ft room.
          Asked by
          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          September 5, 2019
          Answer: 
          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 ...

          Asked by
          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?
          Asked by
          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          September 2, 2019
          Answer: 
          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?

          Asked by
          Anthony
          August 26, 2019
          Asked by
          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          August 27, 2019
          Answer: 
          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?

          Asked by
          paolucn
          August 25, 2019
          This is advertised as Halloween Eye "Screams". Can this sound effect be shut off?
          Asked by
          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
          Asked by
          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          August 24, 2019
          Answer: 
          Yes, you need to purchase a single hole faucet, not a centerset or widespread faucets
           
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