Franztini
  • 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
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      Activity Summary
       
      • 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
           
          The time consuming ways of installing hoods are now a thing of the past. The FIT system eliminates measuring, cutting and filler strips for a perfect fit every time. Once installed, homeowners enjoy the quiet operation of 7 sones at its highest speed with 3 fan speeds and recirculation option. This way, the vent hood doesn't disturb family time in the kitchen. And when cooking introduces steam, grease, smoke and odors into the surrounding air, a 350 CFM fan takes care of it. Plus, this model offers LED lighting to brighten the cooking area. Color: Stainless Steel.
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Modern Stainless Steel hood, quiet on lowest setting
          PostedSeptember 23, 2016
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          I have owned range hoods by: Broan, Ventahood, and Kobe. This is the first Whirlpool hood that I have tried. Broan, the cheapest of the hoods I have owned, worked okay but within less than a year the on/off button had fallen off. Ventahoods are fabulous and fabulously expensive and very loud! I currently have a Kobe hood and it is great but also pretty expensive in comparison to Whirlpool (3x). The Whirlpool is very easy to install with the included clips. Much nicer and easier than the three previous brands. On the lowest fan setting, it is very quite but at the highest it is loud, not deafening but loud. You will be able to talk/hear conversation, but it definitely isn't quiet. It Read More
          I have owned range hoods by: Broan, Ventahood, and Kobe. This is the first Whirlpool hood that I have tried. Broan, the cheapest of the hoods I have owned, worked okay but within less than a year the on/off button had fallen off. Ventahoods are fabulous and fabulously expensive and very loud! I currently have a Kobe hood and it is great but also pretty expensive in comparison to Whirlpool (3x). The Whirlpool is very easy to install with the included clips. Much nicer and easier than the three previous brands. On the lowest fan setting, it is very quite but at the highest it is loud, not deafening but loud. You will be able to talk/hear conversation, but it definitely isn't quiet. It functions better than the Broan which had a the same CFM. This model is rated for 50k BTUs, so make sure you check your stove BTUs before buying.
          We installed it with an exterior vent so I can't comment on the re-circulation capabilities. Overall a good hood, vents well and I really like the LED lights (though they can only be replaced by a service technician). Hopefully the LEDs will last a really long time.
          What I don't like about the hood:is the filter removal and the buttons.
          First, you need a philips screwdriver to remove the grease filter. You should not need a tool to remove something that you are going to clean regularly. At least the filter is dishwasher safe.
          Second, the buttons are push to turn on/ push to turn off (pops out). Well the fan has three speeds - on (lowest setting), medium, and high. Well you can have all the buttons "on/pushed in" at one time, which can be a little confusing. Usually buttons will toggle the other buttons, such as when you put it on 'High' the 'Medium' button will toggle off. This is not the case with this hood. You can turn off the hood and still have the "Medium" and 'High" button on, but the fan will be turned off. I know this is minor, but it is opposite of every hood I have owned.
          Overall, a good solid hood at a good price. At this price point, I would buy Whirlpool over Broan based on my experience. Read Less
          Pros: Easy to Install, Looks Great
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          12out of 12found this review helpful.
           
          Powered by M12 REDLITHIUM Battery Technology, Milwaukee M12 Heated Jackets use carbon fiber heating elements to create and distribute heat to the chest, back, and front hand pockets. For use in abrasive environments, ToughShell Stretch Polyester delivers 5X Longer Life than previous softshell jackets and provides wind and water resistance to survive the elements. Size: medium. Color: Black. Gender: female. Age Group: adult.
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Why didn't I get one sooner? Stylish, runs small
          PostedAugust 30, 2016
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          I have never had a heated jacket, so I really didn't have any expectations. After using it for the last month, I don't know why I didn't get one sooner. First, the jacket: it is extremely well made, slim fitting and very stylish. I love the 'thumb holes' that keeps the jacket nice and tight around the hands. It ha an inner zippered pocket that holds my large Note5 phone. As previous reviewers have stated, it runs small. I usually wear a small, but got a medium and it fits perfect. There is a zippered pocket in the back where you plug in the battery, but when the battery is not used, it is large and can be used to store many different items.
          Since the jacket runs small, here are the Read More
          I have never had a heated jacket, so I really didn't have any expectations. After using it for the last month, I don't know why I didn't get one sooner. First, the jacket: it is extremely well made, slim fitting and very stylish. I love the 'thumb holes' that keeps the jacket nice and tight around the hands. It ha an inner zippered pocket that holds my large Note5 phone. As previous reviewers have stated, it runs small. I usually wear a small, but got a medium and it fits perfect. There is a zippered pocket in the back where you plug in the battery, but when the battery is not used, it is large and can be used to store many different items.
          Since the jacket runs small, here are the measurements of the jacket lying flat, zipped up: Armpit to Armpit: 20", waist (narrowest part of the jacket):18" neck (not collar) to bottom: 26" shoulder to cuff:25"
          So now for the heating - love it! There are three settings and the control is at the chest. The settings are color coded: red- hottest, white - middle, blue- lowest; Changing the settings is very easy and you have the tactical feel when you toggle between them. To turn on/off the heat, just hold the button down for a few seconds. I absolutely love the warm pockets and the heat is nice and even though the coils are not throughout the jacket. The battery gives you an indication of how much charge is left. So what don't I like? The battery, which is round, sits to the left of the middle of your back so when you sit down in a chair with a back, it feels uncomfortable if you lean back. It doesn't bother you when you are walking around but the battery has some heft to it. I weighed it on the kitchen scale, and it weighs: 9.5oz. Minor issue and the only way I think they could "fix" it is to make the battery flatter, but I bet the battery is used in the other products so that would be a huge manufacturing expense. Awesome jacket and would recommend it, just buy a size larger than you normally wear. Also, buy one for your husband, because mine wants one now! Read Less
          Pros: Durable, Looks Great, Nice Design, Sturdy
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          11out of 11found this review helpful.
           
          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.
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Easy to install, easy to use
          PostedAugust 30, 2016
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          I installed the Kwikset Halifax electronic deadbolt last year on my house, so when I was doing a remodel on one of my rentals, I knew I was going to install Kwikset electronic deadbolt. The house is a traditional style, so I selected this model. As I stated in my Halifax review, the pros: no keys needed, a single press of the lock button and the door is locked, you can give out different codes to your house cleaner, repair people, etc. Now you don't have extra house keys floating around which can be easily copied. As a rental, I can have my own code for repair people, so once I give notice to the tenants, the repair person has access to the property and I don't have to meet them there - this Read More
          I installed the Kwikset Halifax electronic deadbolt last year on my house, so when I was doing a remodel on one of my rentals, I knew I was going to install Kwikset electronic deadbolt. The house is a traditional style, so I selected this model. As I stated in my Halifax review, the pros: no keys needed, a single press of the lock button and the door is locked, you can give out different codes to your house cleaner, repair people, etc. Now you don't have extra house keys floating around which can be easily copied. As a rental, I can have my own code for repair people, so once I give notice to the tenants, the repair person has access to the property and I don't have to meet them there - this is huge time saver.
          The smartkey feature is nice and pretty easy to do once you read the instructions. The only con I would state is the battery pack is large and initially a little visually distracting. So use to see a deadbolt that it stands out. However, after a day or two you don't 'see' it anymore. Read Less
          Pros: Durable, Easy to Install, Easy to Use
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          3out of 3found this review helpful.
           
          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.
           
          from sonoma, ca
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Modern, easy to install, easy to use
          PostedAugust 30, 2016
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          I recently remodeled my mid-century modern home and installed the Kwikset Halifax door hardware in my house. I installed this electronic deadbolt on my front door. After a year of use, I still love it and it looks great. The pros: no keys needed, a single press of the lock button and the door is locked, you can give out different codes to your house cleaner, repair people, etc. Now you don't have extra house keys floating around which can be easily copied.
          The smartkey feature is nice and pretty easy to do once you read the instructions. The cons: The battery pack is large (see pictures) and at times does not stay level - which drives my husband crazy. You can use rechargeable batteries Read More
          I recently remodeled my mid-century modern home and installed the Kwikset Halifax door hardware in my house. I installed this electronic deadbolt on my front door. After a year of use, I still love it and it looks great. The pros: no keys needed, a single press of the lock button and the door is locked, you can give out different codes to your house cleaner, repair people, etc. Now you don't have extra house keys floating around which can be easily copied.
          The smartkey feature is nice and pretty easy to do once you read the instructions. The cons: The battery pack is large (see pictures) and at times does not stay level - which drives my husband crazy. You can use rechargeable batteries which I highly recommend. Read Less
          Pros: Easy to Install, Nice Design, Stylish
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          7out of 7found this review helpful.
           
          Help prevent the spread of germs and keep your kitchen cleaner with this Barossa kitchen faucet with Response touchless technology. A hidden sensor located underneath the spout works with your hand's natural position in the sink to reduce soap and water stains. Easy to install for 1,2,3, or 4-hole sinks, it features a MasterClean spray face that withstands mineral buildup. Includes a soap/lotion dispenser. Color: Vibrant Stainless.
           
          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, few drawbacks of touchless technology
          PostedAugust 30, 2016
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          First the pros: excellent Kohler quality, handle and faucet operate smoothly and the spray pattern is awesome. The touch function works as designed and as one other reviewer incorrectly stated, you do not have to get your hands wet to turn the faucet on/off with the touchless technology.
          The cons: tight installation for battery pack, unable to use rechargeable batteries, and (going to be) a pain when the batteries need to be replaced. The first con may be my fault, but I installed the battery pack too low and when I went to pull out the faucet, the hose was not long enough, so I had to uninstall the battery pack and move it higher (see pictures). A you can see in my pictures, it is Read More
          First the pros: excellent Kohler quality, handle and faucet operate smoothly and the spray pattern is awesome. The touch function works as designed and as one other reviewer incorrectly stated, you do not have to get your hands wet to turn the faucet on/off with the touchless technology.
          The cons: tight installation for battery pack, unable to use rechargeable batteries, and (going to be) a pain when the batteries need to be replaced. The first con may be my fault, but I installed the battery pack too low and when I went to pull out the faucet, the hose was not long enough, so I had to uninstall the battery pack and move it higher (see pictures). A you can see in my pictures, it is crowded under my sink with the garbage disposal and I have removed everything to install it, which means I will have to remove everything to swap out the batteries - this isn't a fault of Kohler, but have to highlight it. The other item is you cannot use rechargeable batteries.
          As for the AC adapter issue: When you get this faucet their is a flyer in the box that you can buy an AC adapter. I couldn't find it online and contacted Kohler. Kohler customer service responded that there wasn't an adapter available for this unit. I responded by sending them a copy of the flyer in the box. Again, great Kohler customer service, I got a phone call telling me that they were going to talk to engineering and get back to me, which they did. What Kohler customer service told me was "There is no AC adapter for this unit. Kohler has another Barossa model that will accept an AC adapter." So would I recommend this to a friend? Not if you have an outlet under the sink, then buy the model with an AC adapter. If you don't have an AC outlet under the sink and want touchless technology, then I would recommend this product. Read Less
          Pros: Looks Great, Strong Water Pressure
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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?
          Asked by
          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?
          Asked by
          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
          Answer: 
          Yes, you can use any 60 watt bulb
           
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