Franztini
  • Review count
    272
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  • Average rating
    4.6
    4.6 out of 5
  • First Review:
    July 30, 2013
  • Last Review:
    December 10, 2019
 
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      • Review count
        272
      • Helpfulness votes
        933
      • Average rating
        4.6
        4.6 out of 5
      • First Review:
        July 30, 2013
      • Last Review:
        December 10, 2019
       
      • Question count
        7
         
        • Answer count
          66
           
           
           
           
          Franztini's Reviews
           
          Every feature of the NuTone EZ80N EZFit Ventilation Fan is carefully devised for easy installation from the room side, without having to go into the attic. Pulling air efficiently at 80 CFM, this ENERGY STAR-certified fan operates at a super-quiet sound level of 1.0 sone for a peaceful environment. Boasting a white polymeric grille that blends seamlessly with most decor, this bathroom vent fan installs directly to the ceiling material or to ceiling joists or trusses. It can be placed safely over a bathtub or shower if connected in a GFCI branch circuit.
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Really quiet bathroom fan, large off-white plastic grill, Super easy install
          PostedJanuary 3, 2017
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          This is a really, really quiet bathroom fan that seems to do a good job of moving air. It was one of the easiest bathroom fans to install, and we have installed quite a few. There are several things that are well thought out in this bathroom fan:
          1. The electrical connection - no tools needed. Just put the three wires from your old fan installation (or new electrical) into the connectors - done!
          2. There are four 'brackets' that allow you to install this similar to a remodel recessed can. I didn't need to use them, but what a great idea.
          3. There is a 4" to 3" reducer included - seriously, included in the box. How many people know what size of bathroom vent their fan is using? With this
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          This is a really, really quiet bathroom fan that seems to do a good job of moving air. It was one of the easiest bathroom fans to install, and we have installed quite a few. There are several things that are well thought out in this bathroom fan:
          1. The electrical connection - no tools needed. Just put the three wires from your old fan installation (or new electrical) into the connectors - done!
          2. There are four 'brackets' that allow you to install this similar to a remodel recessed can. I didn't need to use them, but what a great idea.
          3. There is a 4" to 3" reducer included - seriously, included in the box. How many people know what size of bathroom vent their fan is using? With this unit, you can take down your old fan and the parts are in the box to get it installed without a run to the hardware store.
          4. The product box includes a cardboard template to make installation easier.
          So what don't I like about it and took off a star. The grill is not white, an off-white, and is huge. The latter is my fault for not paying attention to the specs, but the former really bothers me. Thankfully it was installed in a bathroom with dark and medium browns, so the off-white grill does not look bad at all. Taking off a star for a minor cosmetic flaw seems a little harsh, but if you have a white tile bathroom you would not be happy with the grill. Read Less
          Pros: Durable, Easy to Install, Nice Design
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          Track lighting has come so far since the 80s and we are super excited to share our Theodore 3-Light Track Light with you. The brushed nickel finish pairs perfectly with chrome accents to take an otherwise classic design and bring it into the modern era. The shape of the shades mixed with the finish is a perfect accent to any room in your home. Fully dimmable with a compatible dimmer switch to create the perfect ambiance for any given situation (dimmer switch not included). We have included LED bulbs to save you time and money by using less energy and reducing the need for frequent bulb replacement. Includes all mounting hardware for quick and easy installation and three 7W GU10 LED bulbs.
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Nice LED track light, but not Title 24 compliant
          PostedJanuary 3, 2017
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          This is a very nice LED track light that for such a small size, gives off great light. The bulbs are included and have a cool little plastic suction cup (see pictures) to help you install the light bulbs since they are set within the frame. I am putting the little tool in my kitchen junk drawer so I don't loose it. My kitchen is stainless and this light looks great. I am installing it above an 8' island and because of the light pivots, it lights up the complete surface. Due to Title 24 requirements, this light does NOT meet them because the LED bulbs(included) can be swapped out with halogen bulbs. Why would anyone do that? I don't know but the inspector would not accept this light without Read More
          This is a very nice LED track light that for such a small size, gives off great light. The bulbs are included and have a cool little plastic suction cup (see pictures) to help you install the light bulbs since they are set within the frame. I am putting the little tool in my kitchen junk drawer so I don't loose it. My kitchen is stainless and this light looks great. I am installing it above an 8' island and because of the light pivots, it lights up the complete surface. Due to Title 24 requirements, this light does NOT meet them because the LED bulbs(included) can be swapped out with halogen bulbs. Why would anyone do that? I don't know but the inspector would not accept this light without an occupancy sensor. Just a heads up. As soon as my final is done, this is going back in the kitchen. Read Less
          Pros: Looks Great, Stylish, Very Bright, Well Made
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          5out of 5found this review helpful.
           
          The NuTone InVent Series Heavy Duty 80 CFM Ceiling Exhaust Bath Fan with Metal Grille offers easy, room-side installation with no attic access required. The ceiling-mounted ventilation fan features foldable mounting ears and an EZ Duct connector for no-hassle installation. New duct-damper technology provides a tighter seal, resulting in reduced warm and cold air backdrafts from the rafters above. The fan exhausts air at 80 CFM and operates quietly at 2 sones, providing moisture management for rooms up to 75 sq. ft. A white metal grille provides an elegant transition from fixture to ceiling and keeps out debris.
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Really quiet bathroom fan with a metal grill
          PostedJanuary 1, 2017
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          I have always bought either Panasonic of Broan bathroom fans. This Nutone fan is really, really quiet. It is actually quieter than my Panasonic FV-10VS3 (Home Depot
          Model # FV-10VS3E ) which is rated a 1 sone. I uploaded a quick video clip so you could hear it.
          It is the first bathroom fan that has a metal grill. All the other fans I have had had plastic, grills which ironically I like better for a bathroom. Might sound crazy, since metal is more durable than plastic, but.. I think plastic is easier to clean, the paint will not chip, and if you are installing in a tiled shower, they tend to contour better than a metal one. I am also concerned about it rusting. I am happy with this fan Read More
          I have always bought either Panasonic of Broan bathroom fans. This Nutone fan is really, really quiet. It is actually quieter than my Panasonic FV-10VS3 (Home Depot
          Model # FV-10VS3E ) which is rated a 1 sone. I uploaded a quick video clip so you could hear it.
          It is the first bathroom fan that has a metal grill. All the other fans I have had had plastic, grills which ironically I like better for a bathroom. Might sound crazy, since metal is more durable than plastic, but.. I think plastic is easier to clean, the paint will not chip, and if you are installing in a tiled shower, they tend to contour better than a metal one. I am also concerned about it rusting. I am happy with this fan and maybe it will convert me to metal grills! Read Less
          Pros: Durable, Easy to Use, High Quality, Nice Design, Sturdy
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          2out of 2found this review helpful.
           
          The D24000S 10 in. Wet Tile Saw with Stand has a powerful 1.5 HP motor allowing for the saw to cut hard materials such as porcelain and stone. It includes a cantilevering rail/cart system allowing for 24 ripping capacity and 18 tile on the diagonal. The saw weighs 69 lbs. requiring only one person for transportation and set-up. The stainless steel rail system is integrated into the saw frame ensuring each cut is an accurate cut. Dual water nozzles can be adjusted for optimal water placement on the blade in order to minimize over-spray and mist. The saw includes a stand that adjusts to four height positions for user comfort. The D24000S includes: wet tile saw, blade, stand and 5 Gal. water pan.
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Worth the money, quality, heavy, no need to buy any other saw!
          PostedDecember 8, 2016
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          I have done tile work before but always hired tile contractors for the big jobs, i.e., shower/shower pan. I have had great experience with Dewalt tools, so after frustration over my last bathroom tile job, I decided to get this saw for the complete redo of our house. Because of the size of the project and the duration, it was cheaper to buy a saw than to rent. First, this saw is heavy, not inordinately but I needed my husband's help to set it up on the stand. Also, make sure that you set it up where you want because the stand is stationary (no wheels). Again, not a negative, but an FYI. The quality of the saw is impressive. For someone like myself who does a whole house remodel every couple Read More
          I have done tile work before but always hired tile contractors for the big jobs, i.e., shower/shower pan. I have had great experience with Dewalt tools, so after frustration over my last bathroom tile job, I decided to get this saw for the complete redo of our house. Because of the size of the project and the duration, it was cheaper to buy a saw than to rent. First, this saw is heavy, not inordinately but I needed my husband's help to set it up on the stand. Also, make sure that you set it up where you want because the stand is stationary (no wheels). Again, not a negative, but an FYI. The quality of the saw is impressive. For someone like myself who does a whole house remodel every couple of years, I don't see the need to buy another saw. The saw works on 18" tiles and is very easy to use (even without readying the manual ;-). It cuts great - on both ceramic and porcelain tile. The other tile saws I used, I always seemed to get wet, not the case with this saw. An added bonus since I was doing tile work on a covered porch in 40 degree weather! Also, other saws I rented only had a single water line going to the blade, this one has two. I would assume that this will help it from getting hot and wearing out. Based on the price and capabilities, and if you are like me on usage, I would recommend this over a smaller or larger saw. The saw is as pictured and here is the shower I did with it. Read Less
          Pros: Durable, Easy to Clean, Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, High Quality, Lots of Features
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          Upgrade your bath lighting with energy saving LED technology installing Good Lumens by Madison Avenue, a Minka Group Company. Clean simple lines with transitional/contemporary style that will complement a variety of decor styles. This Energy Saving LED vanity bath fixture is maintenance free using integrated LED modules. Good Lumens by Madison Avenue, a Minka Group Company is a perfect LED choice for your bath area.
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Modern and contemporary - easy install, how long will they last?
          PostedDecember 3, 2016
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          This light has a great contemporary look, even modern. It is a standard, easy install and not so heavy that one person can't install it themselves. I got this light because of the width and price point but I wasn't really keen on the round lights. From the pictures online, I I felt they weren't as "modern' as what I was looking for but I was wrong once I got it installed. It is a very beautiful light. My brother who doesn't care about any home decoration or decor actually said "Wow, nice light!" when he first saw it.
          The LED Is really responsive when you flip the switch which is not always the case with LEDs. My only hesitation ..is how long will these lights really last? You have to Read More
          This light has a great contemporary look, even modern. It is a standard, easy install and not so heavy that one person can't install it themselves. I got this light because of the width and price point but I wasn't really keen on the round lights. From the pictures online, I I felt they weren't as "modern' as what I was looking for but I was wrong once I got it installed. It is a very beautiful light. My brother who doesn't care about any home decoration or decor actually said "Wow, nice light!" when he first saw it.
          The LED Is really responsive when you flip the switch which is not always the case with LEDs. My only hesitation ..is how long will these lights really last? You have to replace the whole light when it fails. Not a negative particular with this light, but have to mention it.... Read Less
          Pros: Functional, Looks Great, Nice Design, Stylish
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          Use this Loctite 10 fl. oz. PL Premium Advanced Polyurethane Construction Adhesive for indoor or outdoor projects that require a water-resistant, low-VOC adhesive. This adhesive is ideal for humid areas and is compatible with woodwork, concrete, stone, brick, hardwood floors, coated wood, drywall and metal.
           

          The interior vinyl trim (similar to the JELD-WEN - Window Vinyl Interior Flat Trim) around my ret...

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          Franztini
          December 9, 2018
          The interior vinyl trim (similar to the JELD-WEN - Window Vinyl Interior Flat Trim) around my retrofit vinyl windows are loose on a few of my windows. Can I use this to reattached the trim?
           

          How random is the pattern of the boards? I installed Traffic Master Lakeshore Pecan (looks great...

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          Franztini
          June 28, 2018
          How random is the pattern of the boards? I installed Traffic Master Lakeshore Pecan (looks great) but they only had about eight different patterns so you had to make sure to open all the boxes and sort by pattern before you could lay out your floor otherwise you might have the same pattern next to each other.
           
          Grace Roof Detail Membrane is the only product available today designed specifically for waterproofing critical roof detail areas. Based on the Grace Ice and Water Shield technology, Grace Roof Detail Membrane is a flexible product that conforms tightly to common roof details such as skylights, chimneys and dormer walls. Available in 9 in. and 18 in. W, it is the optimal choice for valleys and transition areas such as ridges, rake edges and drip edges.
           

          Use under a deck? I have a porch that is over my garage. I am replacing my porch and need to wate...

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          Franztini
          June 27, 2017
          Use under a deck? I have a porch that is over my garage. I am replacing my porch and need to waterproof it. I was thinking of installing this product over 5/8" plywood and then install decking on top. Would this create a water proof barrier?
           
          BEHR Premium Plus 1 gal. Deep Base Low-Luster Enamel Porch and Floor Paint is suitable for a variety of indoor and outdoor projects, including painting basements, porches, floors, decks and patios. This low-luster acrylic latex paint is resistant to UV damage, scuffing, fading, cracking and peeling. It offers improved hiding properties for efficient coverage.
           

          I have a concrete shower base that needs to be repainted. Can I use this paint? I am not lookin...

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          Franztini
          February 25, 2017
          I have a concrete shower base that needs to be repainted. Can I use this paint? I am not looking for a water proof membrane, just a paint that can handle water. Thanks!
           
          The 14-19/64 in. x 9-19/64 in. 1,000-Watt White Wall Heater features louvers that direct heated air downward for even distribution throughout an area. This wall heater can be operated from a convenient wall-mounted line-voltage thermostat by using the Broan model 86W. The thermal overload protection feature helps provide safe use. Size: 15.0 In..
           

          Can I use a different thermostat?

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          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          November 4, 2014
          I see that this heater works with the Broan 86W thermostat, but was wondering if I can use another manufacturer's thermostat? I would like the ability to have the ability to do daily scheduling. If so, which one or what would be the specifications.
           
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          Home Decorators Collections Disher Oak 8mm Laminate Flooring brings you value and durability at an affordable price. You dont have to worry about lifes everyday spills and accidents with Disher Oaks 24HR Water Resistant Technology. Disher Oak features a durable AC-3 wear layer, allowing it to withstand everyday wear and tear. With a 30 year Residential Warranty, your homes floor is protected (see warranty guide for more details). Stylish yet timeless, Disher Oaks subdued gray color and matte finish create the perfect backdrop to any space. Angle Tap technology is suitable for both professional and Do It Yourself Installation. Disher Oak has achieved GREENGUARD Golds indoor air quality certification, ensuring that its met some of the world's most rigorous and comprehensive standards for low emissions of VOCs into indoor air. Let Home Decorators Collections Disher Oak bring value, beauty, and durability to your next project. Color: Light.
           

          Can this floor be installed in the kitchen where kitchen sink spalshes occur all the time?

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          Los
          December 2, 2019
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          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          December 3, 2019
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          Yes it can. The flooring is water resistant up to 24 hours, however it is recommended that you wipe up any excess moisture or spills as soon as possible.
           
          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 this range be converted to use LP gas?

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          SlyFox
          December 1, 2019
          Can this range be converted to use LP gas?
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          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          December 3, 2019
          Answer: 
          Yes it can!
           
          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.
           

          Can you put in more than 1 code at a time ie: will the deadbolt open using any 1 of say 6 stored...

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          hook
          November 23, 2019
          Can you put in more than 1 code at a time ie: will the deadbolt open using any 1 of say 6 stored codes?
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          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          November 24, 2019
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          Yes you can have more than one code at a time and use any of the codes.
           
          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.
           

          Are the knobs made of metal and is the read out material glass?

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          Ginny
          November 21, 2019
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          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          November 21, 2019
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          The knobs are metal and the read out area is glass. Great stove!
           
          The Industrial Chic look capitalizes on the play between polished and rough elements. The Walden Forge collections' smooth matte black metal surfaces contrast with the knurled, aged brass socket and back plate. The lively glow of vintage lamps is set inside of Austin's stylish frame.
           

          Are there options for brighter light bulbs in the vintage style ?

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          HomeRepairs
          November 18, 2019
          Are there options for brighter light bulbs in the vintage style ?
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          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          November 19, 2019
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          Yes, you can use any 60 watt bulb
           
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