Frantzini
  • Review count
    280
  • Helpfulness votes
    1,016
  • Average rating
    4.6
    4.6 out of 5
  • First Review:
    July 30, 2013
  • Last Review:
    January 27, 2020
 
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      • Review count
        280
      • Helpfulness votes
        1,016
      • Average rating
        4.6
        4.6 out of 5
      • First Review:
        July 30, 2013
      • Last Review:
        January 27, 2020
       
      • Question count
        7
         
        • Answer count
          76
           
           
           
           
          Frantzini's Reviews
           
          This mini pendant provides abundant light to kitchen Islands, bars and more. Offering unique vintage appeal, the fixture is finished in brushed nickel that pairs with a clear ribbed glass shade for bright illumination. It also features an adjustable hanging length to suit the needs of your space and coordinates beautifully with other pieces.
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Nice Bright modern light but very versatile style
          PostedJanuary 11, 2017
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          I bought this to go over my kitchen sink. I like a very bright light when I am washing dishes so I specifically look for a light that will accept a 100w bulb. This one satisfies that requirement. I love the look and the fact that it comes with three rods so you can adjust the height as you need it. Since I want more of a task light, I used all the rods and it works perfectly. It took only 15 minutes to put it together and install it. The glass cover does a perfect job of diffusing the light. This light would also look great over an island - get multiple!
          Pros: Easy to Assemble, Looks Great, Stylish, Very Bright
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          Streamlined for contemporary style, Alteo accessories complement Alteo faucets to provide a coordinated look for your bathroom. The elegant 24 in. towel bar offers a sleek setting for your towels. The toilet tissue holder uses an innovative pivot mechanism that simplifies changing tissue rolls. The eye-catching towel ring features an open-ended design that allows easy access to your towel. Color: Polished Chrome.
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Excellent Kohler quality, more modern looking than pictured
          PostedJanuary 6, 2017
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          I have never had a bad experience with Kohler, so when I wanted to upgrade the 'builder grade' accessories in my bathroom, I looked at what Kohler had to offer. I usually look for toilet paper holders that are the "open bar' type to make it easy for anyone to put on a new roll. Sometimes the open bar looks a little sloppy and the TP can sometimes come off if you pull to hard (yes, kids have done it ;-). I was intrigued on the pivot design. Well, I am sold. It is really simple to swap out a roll of TP but you have the security of a bar. Also, I thought the roundness may not look good in my mid-century modern bathroom, but it looks fantastic.
          Pros: Durable, High Quality, Looks Great, Lots of Features, Nice Design, Sturdy
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          A statement in any kitchen, the K7 Medium Semi-Pro kitchen faucet is the perfect assistant to home chefs. Standing 21-1/2 in. tall, this faucet features a professional, pull-out spray head which can be maneuvered 360 for maximum convenience. The locking dual spray control allows users to switch between two spray modesregular flow and spraywith a simple push of the button. GROHE SpeedClean technology protects the spray nozzle against limescale buildup. When not in use, the spray head is kept in place with a 9 3/16 in. arm that swivels 140. The handle is enabled with GROHE SilkMove for a lifetime of smooth operation technology for effortless, precise control of the water flow and rotates just 30 backward and 70 forward to avoid backsplash clearance issues. The K7 Medium Semi-Pro kitchen faucet has a 1.75 GPM flow rate and is offered in durable GROHE InfinityFinish for scratch and tarnish-resistant surfaces for a lifetime of beauty chrome or SuperSteel InfinityFinish. Size: 12.59 In..
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          High quality, smooth operation, beware of your faucet hole spacing
          PostedJanuary 6, 2017
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          Have you ever lusted after something that was just a little too expensive and then you finally get it only to be disappointed? This happened with this faucet and had nothing to do with the faucet but about our faucet hole location. We currently have a Kohler Simplice faucet. The hole is approximately 1 1/2' from the back wall. Well when we attempted to install this faucet we realized that the handle would hit the back wall and we would never get the hottest temperature setting. We could not install it with the handle facing the sink (like we have the Kohler) because of how the faucet swivels - it doesn't swivel 360 degrees like the Kohler, just 180.
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          Have you ever lusted after something that was just a little too expensive and then you finally get it only to be disappointed? This happened with this faucet and had nothing to do with the faucet but about our faucet hole location. We currently have a Kohler Simplice faucet. The hole is approximately 1 1/2' from the back wall. Well when we attempted to install this faucet we realized that the handle would hit the back wall and we would never get the hottest temperature setting. We could not install it with the handle facing the sink (like we have the Kohler) because of how the faucet swivels - it doesn't swivel 360 degrees like the Kohler, just 180.
          Instead of returning it, I am remodeling my vacation home, so I installed it there.I wasn't planning on putting such an expensive faucet there, but I am glad I did. Wow, is it a fantastic faucet. Great pressure and spray pattern. It takes a little getting use to the spring/bar way of securing the faucet. The spring is really strong. Also, due to the extreme arch of the faucet, upon initial use it will not go as far into the corners of the sink as the Kohler, but the water pressure is good enough to clean the corners. I thought the bar, which is fixed, would be a problem washing large pots but I haven't had any issues but I also have a deep sink (All-in-One Undermount Stainless Steel 32 in. Single Bowl Kitchen Sink - which I highly recommend!). Also, for anyone in California, this faucet is CalGreen compliant which is required if you are doing a remodel with a permit. Also, considering this faucet is CalGreen compliant, the water pressure if fabulous. I took off a star on value just because it is super expensive, but the quality is super impressive! Read Less
          Pros: Easy to Install, Looks Great, Modern, Strong Water Pressure
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          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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          4out of 4found this review helpful.
           
          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.
           
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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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          Frantzini
          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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          Frantzini
          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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          Frantzini
          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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          Frantzini
          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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          Frantzini
          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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          Bruce Water-Proof Engineered Hardwood with Hydropel Technology is made from 100% wood construction and is water-proof up to 36 hours, providing extended protection against every day spills. Hydropel Technology allows you to enjoy the beauty of hardwood in every room of the home, including kitchens, bathrooms, and basements, while giving you confidence it will stand up to lifes everyday spills and accidents. Using a three-part system, Hydropel Technology protects against surface water damage by implementing a tight locking system, a water-proof, hyper-dense wood core and coated backing, and using a proprietary coating on plank edges to seal out water. To preserve its beauty for a lifetime, a performance coating is applied to each plank to prevent scuffs scratches, and stains. This coating adds a durable layer of protection between the natural hardwood and the uncertainty of everyday life, allowing you to live worry-free when it comes to protecting your floors. Color: Light Gray.
           

          When installing this flooring as a floating floor in the kitchen, does it sit below the cabinets ...

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          DIYer
          January 25, 2020
          When installing this flooring as a floating floor in the kitchen, does it sit below the cabinets or is it laid up to the cabinets? What if it's glued down or stapled?
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          Frantzini
          Sonoma, CA
          January 25, 2020
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          Whether you have this floor floating, glued or stapled, you do not put it under cabinets or any heavy fixed object. You would butt the flooring up to the cabinets leaving the appropriate expansion space.
           
          Pegasus Pegasus 48 in. W x 31 in. H Frameless Recessed or Surface-Mount Tri-View Bathroom Medicine Cabinet with Beveled Mirror
          Pegasus Pegasus 48 in. W x 31 in. H Frameless Recessed or Surface-Mount Tri-View Bathroom Medicine Cabinet with Beveled Mirror
          This mirrored cabinet features a Tri-view beveled frameless door that can be installed with hinge. Inside, three glass shelves that hold all your toiletries and bath items. Rust-free aluminum construction with mirror back ensures years of use. A side kit is included for recess or surface mount
           

          is the inside mirrored? or metal

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          bluiis
          January 20, 2020
          is the inside mirrored? or metal
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          Frantzini
          Sonoma, CA
          January 21, 2020
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          yes the inside is mirrored.
           
          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.
           

          I installed this in December. I installed brand new Energizer batteries in it when I put it on my...

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          Jessica
          January 18, 2020
          I installed this in December. I installed brand new Energizer batteries in it when I put it on my door. The unit is now blinking red meaning the batteries are low and need replaced. Is it normal for batteries to last only a short time in this unit?
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          Frantzini
          Sonoma, CA
          January 19, 2020
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          No. My batteries last longer than a year,. I would check to make sure that the batteries are securely seated in the battery compartment. If they are seated properly, you may have gotten old batteries or there may be an issue with the unit and I would contact Kwikset. Kwikset is has a fabulous customer service and warranty which is why I always buy there products.
           
          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 I buy this range already converted to propane?

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          builder18620
          January 15, 2020
          Can I buy this range already converted to propane?
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          Frantzini
          Sonoma, CA
          January 15, 2020
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          No. However the range does come with a LP Propane conversion kit and instructions on how to convert it. It isn't difficult to do. If you don't want the hassle, when you purchase from Homedepot.com, you get an option to "get it up and running" for about $54, which includes a $34 installation kit - I think a screaming deal!
          Great range - when we sold our house, we bought another one for our new house.
           
          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.
           

          Does the oven heat with open flames?

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          LaCar
          January 11, 2020
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          Frantzini
          Sonoma, CA
          January 11, 2020
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          No it does not. The flames are covered.
           
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