Franztini
  • Review count
    253
  • Helpfulness votes
    823
  • Average rating
    4.6
    4.6 out of 5
  • First Review:
    July 30, 2013
  • Last Review:
    August 21, 2019
 
  • Question count
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      Activity Summary
       
      • Review count
        253
      • Helpfulness votes
        823
      • Average rating
        4.6
        4.6 out of 5
      • First Review:
        July 30, 2013
      • Last Review:
        August 21, 2019
       
      • Question count
        7
         
        • Answer count
          51
           
           
           
           
          Franztini's Reviews
           
          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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          The Savage Magnetic Box Beam Level is the ultimate in accuracy and durability. The Box Beam Level is called such due to the construction of the frame. If you were to cut one in half, you would see the rectangular construction that gives these types of spirit levels the ultimate in durability.
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Nice lightweight level but has a few shortcoming
          PostedJune 23, 2016
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          No, I do not recommend this product.
          Pros. Level feels nice and the does not weight too much. Magnets are strong to the point it almost holds on sheet rocked walls. This must be because of the rock screws and nails in the studs. I like the three lines on either side of the bubble
          Cons: These might be picky cons but for one, the actual level is only 45 1/8" long. The gel impact ends make up the rest of the 48". I have used my previous 4ft level many times on beams and other things that were on 48" centers and the level reached. I can't do it with this one. Second, my previous level had slightly larger bubbles and the level lines almost touched the ends of the bubble. This Savage level has smaller bubbles and the lines start a Read More
          Pros. Level feels nice and the does not weight too much. Magnets are strong to the point it almost holds on sheet rocked walls. This must be because of the rock screws and nails in the studs. I like the three lines on either side of the bubble
          Cons: These might be picky cons but for one, the actual level is only 45 1/8" long. The gel impact ends make up the rest of the 48". I have used my previous 4ft level many times on beams and other things that were on 48" centers and the level reached. I can't do it with this one. Second, my previous level had slightly larger bubbles and the level lines almost touched the ends of the bubble. This Savage level has smaller bubbles and the lines start a little less than an 1/8" away from the end of the bubble. This means you are eyeballing the exact center level if you are trying for a very precise level. Read Less
          Pros: Good Size & Weight, Light Weight
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          The Ames floral tool line is the perfect size and weight for working in the garden. Ideal for raised bed gardening, this shovel will get the job done right. The tempered steel blade with power collar will dig in any soil condition.
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Great quality, perfect size for raised garden beds and trenches!
          PostedJune 23, 2016
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          I don't know why I didn't think of getting this shovel sooner. I love gardening and have vegetables year round. I have always used the large shovels to turn the soil and in my raised garden beds it was really tough. Also, I am not a petite person, so at times a full shovel of wet dirt can overwhelm me. This shovel is perfect. First the head is the perfect size - large enough to turn the soil, but not too large that it is difficult to maneuver in the raised bed. The shovel blade is 8 1/4" by 6"
          I didn't know it at the time, but it is made in the USA and the quality shows! I will definitely look for other products by Ames.
          Also, when my husband saw it, he said "Wow, that will be perfect Read More
          I don't know why I didn't think of getting this shovel sooner. I love gardening and have vegetables year round. I have always used the large shovels to turn the soil and in my raised garden beds it was really tough. Also, I am not a petite person, so at times a full shovel of wet dirt can overwhelm me. This shovel is perfect. First the head is the perfect size - large enough to turn the soil, but not too large that it is difficult to maneuver in the raised bed. The shovel blade is 8 1/4" by 6"
          I didn't know it at the time, but it is made in the USA and the quality shows! I will definitely look for other products by Ames.
          Also, when my husband saw it, he said "Wow, that will be perfect for digging trenches, especially in tight places". So another use for it that I didn't think about. Read Less
          Pros: Durable, Great Quality, Strong
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          This Melnor Bypass Pruner features a chrome plated lower blade for both corrosion and wear resistance and a titanium cutting blade for durability and reliability. The combination creates a tool that will provide years of service. Cushioned metal grips for comfort and a blade lock for safety enhance this tool's use for most cutting chores.
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Great pruner, sharp, and great lock
          PostedJune 23, 2016
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          The pruners are an excellent quality and fit great in the hand. I tackled some heavy duty bottle brush bushes and had no problem cutting through the thick branches. It was a really hot day and my hands were sweating but the pruners did not even slip/move in my hands as the grips are really good. I have only used them for a couple of weeks so I can't report on how long the blade stays sharp beforing needing it to be sharpened.
          Pros: Durable, Great Quality
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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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          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.

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          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
           
          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.
           

          Can the blinking motion be stopped to just projected cat eyes?

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          Christi
          August 20, 2019
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          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          August 21, 2019
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          Not that I can figure out, but that would be a great feature!
           
          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
          Answer: 
          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.
           
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