Franztini
  • Review count
    251
  • Helpfulness votes
    822
  • 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
        822
      • Average rating
        4.6
        4.6 out of 5
      • First Review:
        July 30, 2013
      • Last Review:
        August 8, 2019
       
      • Question count
        7
         
        • Answer count
          50
           
           
           
           
          Franztini's Reviews
           
          The 32 in. x 80 in. Privacy Smooth 1 Lite Primed MDF Interior Door Slab creates a visual divider between two spaces but allows ambient light to filter through, giving you the best of both worlds. It's constructed with primed medium-density fiberboard (MDF) veneers over an engineered core and features full lite safety tempered glass for superb functionality and durability. Suitable for interior use only, it is NOT prepped for hinges or a handleset but it is reversible for left- or right-handed installation. Coordinate it with your decor by painting it a color that complements your surroundings. It works great as an office or bathroom door.
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Let light in but full privacy!
          PostedJanuary 31, 2016
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          We wanted to 'open' up our home to more light in the interior as well as give it a modern look, so we put these doors throughout our house. They are excellent quality and we achieved the look and light we wanted. I would buy these doors again.
          Pros: Beautiful Appearance, Functional, Great Value, High Quality, Well Made
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          5out of 6found this review helpful.
           
          This powerful top control dishwasher from KitchenAid features the ProScrub Option, offering superior cleaning with 40 targeted spray jets. The jets make quick work of the most stubborn messes. It has a Third Level Rack that's perfect for long, flat items and frees additional space on the other racks. It also features the ProWash Cycle, which determines the ideal cycle based on load size and soil level.
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Quiet dishwasher, not alot of flexibility in rack configuration
          PostedJanuary 31, 2016
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          No, I do not recommend this product.
          I have owned mostly Bosch dishwashers and was a little frustrated with the last one I owned so I decided to give Kitchen aid a try again. Have to say, I don't like this dishwasher primarily because the racks have ZERO flexibility in the ability to move the 'dividers' around. In Bosch and Frigidaire, you can put "dividers" up/down/tilt so you can fit different items, not the case with this dishwasher. It causes me to not be able to fit as many dishes in per load. Besides that complaint, the dishwasher is really quiet and does a good cleaning the dishes.
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          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.
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Buy this stove! Better than the over-priced pro ranges
          PostedJanuary 31, 2016
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          We are a family of cooks. Way back when we purchased a Dynasty range, one of the first professional ranges for home owners. Have bought several professional ranges and this one puts them to shame for 1/4 of the price. The burner configuration and output are perfect. The convection stove is consistent in both roasting and baking. The wok ring is fabulous. It is super easy to use and clean. Yes the top is stainless and will scratch, but at least you get it clean - love barkeepers friend! I love the fact that the knobs and controls are on the front so you have more room in the back for big pots. Also heat from the burners won't start to interfere with the controls on the back (happened on a Read More
          We are a family of cooks. Way back when we purchased a Dynasty range, one of the first professional ranges for home owners. Have bought several professional ranges and this one puts them to shame for 1/4 of the price. The burner configuration and output are perfect. The convection stove is consistent in both roasting and baking. The wok ring is fabulous. It is super easy to use and clean. Yes the top is stainless and will scratch, but at least you get it clean - love barkeepers friend! I love the fact that the knobs and controls are on the front so you have more room in the back for big pots. Also heat from the burners won't start to interfere with the controls on the back (happened on a Frigidaire we owned for less than a year and half). I would buy this stove again over Wolf, Dynasty, or Viking (have owned all three). The minor things I don't really like:
          1. The included grill pan is a little narrow
          2. The included temperature probe is a little too intuitive, meaning if it reaches temperature it will turn off the oven. This sounds great, right? Well not if is reading the temperature wrong (i.e., you hit a bone). There may be a way to disable the 'turn off the stove' feature, but we haven't looked.
          This isn't something that irritates me but once you turn off the oven, the stove will go into cool down mode so it is a little noisy. Doesn't bother me but just be aware. Read Less
          Pros: Durable, Lots of Features, Easy to Use, Looks Great, Easy to Install, Stylish, Nice Design, Easy to Clean, High Quality
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          35out of 36found this review helpful.
           
          This 29 cu. ft. Samsung refrigerator has a beautiful, sleek design that fits any kitchen decor. Food Showcase innovates the way you store food, giving you instant access to drinks and condiments with the exterior showcase; while the inner case lets you store large, fresh food items. Metal Cooling technology helps maintain consistent temperature throughout. Plus, LED lighting, Power Freeze and Power Cool Options, and more.
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Great Fridge, poor ice maker
          PostedJanuary 31, 2016
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          We were looking for a 'low profile' fridge because we have a galley type kitchen which is opens to the living/dining. I loved that the handles on this refrigerator were 'built in'. I had to talk my husband into this refrigerator and he is glad I did. Once you get used to the door w/in a door, it is a really useful feature. The fridge is so good, we have put a whole frozen chicken in the fridge to defrost and it is still frozen 3 days later. Our fresh vegetables last longer. At Christmas this year it was really funny, but our refrigerator became a topic of conversation among our guest. They loved it. The refrigerator is also really quiet. The things that drive me crazy about it:, is the ice Read More
          We were looking for a 'low profile' fridge because we have a galley type kitchen which is opens to the living/dining. I loved that the handles on this refrigerator were 'built in'. I had to talk my husband into this refrigerator and he is glad I did. Once you get used to the door w/in a door, it is a really useful feature. The fridge is so good, we have put a whole frozen chicken in the fridge to defrost and it is still frozen 3 days later. Our fresh vegetables last longer. At Christmas this year it was really funny, but our refrigerator became a topic of conversation among our guest. They loved it. The refrigerator is also really quiet. The things that drive me crazy about it:, is the ice maker. We actually had a service call because it seemed like no matter what we got crushed ice. Well the service guy said that is pretty much how it operates. You never get big ice cubes. Read Less
          Pros: Looks Great, Stylish
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          4out of 4found this review helpful.
           
          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.
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Large beautiful sink
          PostedJanuary 31, 2016
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          I was looking for a large sink for a 48" base cabinet. I have always had undermount sinks, but I wanted to use the 60+ year old maple blutcher block kitchen counter top that I ripped out of the kitchen as a bathroom counter, so I was in the market for an overmount sink. This sink is a great width and depth. You can wash your face without splashing water all over the countertop. It is easy to clean as well.
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          11out of 11found this review helpful.
           
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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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          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
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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.
           
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