Franztini
  • Review count
    251
  • Helpfulness votes
    821
  • Average rating
    4.6
    4.6 out of 5
  • First Review:
    July 30, 2013
  • Last Review:
    August 8, 2019
 
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      Activity Summary
       
      • Review count
        251
      • Helpfulness votes
        821
      • Average rating
        4.6
        4.6 out of 5
      • First Review:
        July 30, 2013
      • Last Review:
        August 8, 2019
       
      • Question count
        7
         
        • Answer count
          49
           
           
           
           
          Franztini's Reviews
           
          The Milwaukee 48-00-3787 9 in. x 14 tpi The Torch metal-cutting blades with the Double Duty Upgrade feature a tooth form optimized for the longest life and maximum durability. Tough Neck is engineered to protect against tang breakage and delivers the strongest SAWZALL blade tang on the market. Grid Iron features a stamped honeycomb pattern throughout the body of the blade that greatly increases the rigidity of the blade, making it the stiffest metal cutting SAWZALL blade on the market. These blades are ideal for making tough, straight cuts. The Milwaukee 48-00-3787 contains 10 blades.
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          My 'go to' blades!
          PostedAugust 8, 2016
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          These long blades are my go to for everything from notching lumber to cutting through nails. They are great blades, For tighter/ackward places, the 12" blade by the same manufacture are awesome as well. The 12" gives you a little bit more flexibility in those tight spaces. As with all blades none last as long as you would like but I've reused them many times. I recommend these blades, and the 10 pack is a great value.
          Pros: Durable, Strong
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          The Fluent single-handle faucet from American Standard is inspired by the flow and movement of water, in its pure, ever-changing form and flowing beauty of nature. With simple, organic lines, the Fluent faucet is a beautiful addition of natural style for any bathroom. Featuring a water-saving maximum flow rate of 1.2 Gal. per minute, and a ceramic disc valve cartridge offering a lifetime of drip-free performance, the Fluent faucet is a quality choice for your home. An exclusive Speed Connect drain uses only 4 parts instead of the standard 14, installing in less time, with less effort – even in tighter spaces.
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Solid construction, easy to use, cover plate is NOT included
          PostedAugust 6, 2016
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          I prefer single handle bathroom faucets that have a high arch that doesn't extend too far (spout reach) into the bowl. The reason I like single handle faucets is I find them easier to use/adjust temperature and flow when you have wet/soapy hands. As a woman, I like a higher arch and narrower spout reach on my faucet so when I am rinsing my face I am not bent in half over the sink and trying to avoid the spout. This faucet fits both of those requirements. The handle moves effortlessly. The construction is very solid. It has a nice finish and has a subtle "American Standard" on the drain. My husband really liked the drain design. It doesn't have all those annoying metal parts(i.e., lift rod) Read More
          I prefer single handle bathroom faucets that have a high arch that doesn't extend too far (spout reach) into the bowl. The reason I like single handle faucets is I find them easier to use/adjust temperature and flow when you have wet/soapy hands. As a woman, I like a higher arch and narrower spout reach on my faucet so when I am rinsing my face I am not bent in half over the sink and trying to avoid the spout. This faucet fits both of those requirements. The handle moves effortlessly. The construction is very solid. It has a nice finish and has a subtle "American Standard" on the drain. My husband really liked the drain design. It doesn't have all those annoying metal parts(i.e., lift rod) just four.
          In my other bathroom, I bought a faucet with a "push and seal" (Pfister Brea) so he wouldn't have to deal with the 'usual' drain installation issues as well as it looks better on a pedestal sink. I do like the push and seal drain, but an annoying thing is in order to drain the sink, you have to put your hand into the sink to push the drain. I know that sounds obvious, but lets say you just shaved, you now have to put your clean hands in the shaving cream water to drain the sink. Not a super big deal, but something I didn't really think about. The drain design on this sink is great and I would definitely use this again and also for a pedestal sink. It does NOT come with the cover plate. It does say that in the installation instructions, but that doesn't do you any good if you already bought the faucet. The part number is: 2000.102P.002 and is another $20.99 on Homedepot.com Read Less
          Pros: Durable, Easy to Install, Looks Great, Stylish
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          KRAUS kitchen sinks are known for excellent quality and sturdy construction. The Premier Collection sinks are the perfect combination of quality, durability and convenience. Made from durable T-304 stainless steel, this undermount sink can easily stand up to constant use and handle your toughest kitchen tasks. Enjoy the advantage of high-end kitchen sinks with the best-selling Standard PRO Series. This KRAUS sink features a clean contemporary design and wear-resistant finish with a beautiful sheen that complements most kitchen appliances.
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Excellent quality, amazing value
          PostedJuly 28, 2016
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          I love big single sinks. My husband and I are both avid cooks with big pots and this sink makes it a breeze to clean them (think of the All Clad 12 Qt Stainless steel pot with the pasta insert). In my previous house, I went with Blanco stainless steel sink. Blanco makes an excellent sink, but this sink beats it in quality, finish, and sound proofing at half the price! I love the square cut at top - very modern and clean - and yet having rounded corners which makes cleaning a breeze. I love this sink so much, I bought another one for my vacation home and plan on putting one in my rental when I renovate the kitchen. Even the bag that comes with the sink is nice! You will not want to throw it Read More
          I love big single sinks. My husband and I are both avid cooks with big pots and this sink makes it a breeze to clean them (think of the All Clad 12 Qt Stainless steel pot with the pasta insert). In my previous house, I went with Blanco stainless steel sink. Blanco makes an excellent sink, but this sink beats it in quality, finish, and sound proofing at half the price! I love the square cut at top - very modern and clean - and yet having rounded corners which makes cleaning a breeze. I love this sink so much, I bought another one for my vacation home and plan on putting one in my rental when I renovate the kitchen. Even the bag that comes with the sink is nice! You will not want to throw it away and it can be used for so many things, like a laundry bag. I have never had a stainless steel grid in my previous sinks and I love it ...and hate it as well. I love the fact that when you are rinsing/washing your dishes the food bits are on the sink and you can actually dry your dishes on the grid. So why do I hate it? It is another thing to clean. You have to make sure to turn the grid over and scrub each stainless steel rod since mold/gunk will grow (see picture). Also, in order to clean the sink, you need an area next to your sink to put the grid, so kitchens with limited counter space I would not recommend this sink. The only other thing that is a pain to clean is the drain. I love the stainless steel drain basket (I don't have a garbage disposal) but there is a down size to such a deep drain - hard to keep clean (see picture). I have small hands so I can get in there with some comet and sponge and clean it, but it is a tight fit. These are minor, minor issues but thought I would mention. Read Less
          Pros: Easy to Clean, Easy to Use, Looks Great, Nice Design
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          The Bellwether 60 in. x 34 in. shower base features KOHLER enameled cast iron construction for unmatched durability and ease of maintenance. The left offset drain is designed for easy 60 in. x 30 in. bath replacement. Add a removable cover over the recessed drain for a finished look.
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          I will never install tile in my shower after this!
          PostedJuly 8, 2016
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          I have remodeled/built several homes. I love the look of the custom built and tiled showers, but the maintenance is a pain. As well, the shower pan is going to deteriorate, so I looked at an alternative in our latest remodel. I decided on cast iron for longevity and looked to a brand I have had great experience and purchased this shower pan. We installed it - what a pain! Nothing against Kohler, but it is HEAVY and trying to maneuver it into place and placing/attaching the drain was a pain in the butt! There were three of us and a dolly (thank god!) and we finally had it placed. I am building our next house and without a second thought I am buying this for my master bath and realized I never Read More
          I have remodeled/built several homes. I love the look of the custom built and tiled showers, but the maintenance is a pain. As well, the shower pan is going to deteriorate, so I looked at an alternative in our latest remodel. I decided on cast iron for longevity and looked to a brand I have had great experience and purchased this shower pan. We installed it - what a pain! Nothing against Kohler, but it is HEAVY and trying to maneuver it into place and placing/attaching the drain was a pain in the butt! There were three of us and a dolly (thank god!) and we finally had it placed. I am building our next house and without a second thought I am buying this for my master bath and realized I never wrote a review. I will never tile a shower floor again. This shower pan makes maintaining and cleaning your bathroom so easy. It looks fabulous with any tile/stone. It is nonslip. Though it may seem expensive, if you compare what it will cost to do a shower pan and then tile, it is a cost saver. Just wish there were more sizes. Also, I bought the drain cover - looks great, but I wouldn't recommend it. First, I have long hair, so I have to clear the drain and you can't see it with the cover. The second item is the cover hides all the dirt/mold and it is really gross when you have to clean it. Read Less
          Pros: Durable, Easy to Clean, High Quality, Looks Great
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          The Savage I-beam Level is the ultimate in accuracy and durability. Known for the “I” shape of the construction, the I-Beam Level is the popular choice amongst the trades. Previously the go to level of the homeowner, the rugged Savage I-Beam level shatters this stereotype becoming the choice of the professional everywhere.
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Solid level, but...
          PostedJune 23, 2016
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          No, I do not recommend this product.
          Heavy aluminum stock feels solid but it might be too heavy for some. I like the weight, gives it a high quality feel. Only has one off center handle with a rubber(?) gasket cushion that might eventually fall off with heavy use. High impact end caps make the actual level length only 22 ¼”. If you are leveling 2x4s on 24” centers you’ll need to get out your 3ft level. My level arrived with damage on one of the gel impact restraints. Gives me some concern about them holding up if/when it falls from various heights
          Cons: Not Durable
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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?
           
          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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          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.
           

          Does this bed require box springs?

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          KJ
          August 8, 2019
          Does this bed require box springs?
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          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          August 8, 2019
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          Yes it does require box springs
           
          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.
           

          can this paint be used on a shower walls

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          Deb
          July 30, 2019
          I'm looking for a paint that can be used on the shower walls
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          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          July 31, 2019
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          I don't know if the manufacturer would recommend it, but I used it on my concrete shower floor and it looks great!
           
          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.
           

          Does this come with padding how many in case

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          Danny
          July 22, 2019
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          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          July 23, 2019
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          Hi, It does not come with padding, you need to buy the appropriate underlayment. I believe there are 7 boards in a box.
           
          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?

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          Sapphire
          July 17, 2019
          Is underlayment required for this tile?
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          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          July 17, 2019
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          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...

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          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.
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          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          June 25, 2019
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          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
           
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