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Archive for March, 2009

Steve Manes
Mar
31
2009
Three years ago I was struggling to get traction to begin a large renovation project in my house: the master bedroom and upstairs hall.  It was my last major
Bill Kibbel
Mar
31
2009
When inspecting old buildings, there's often some evidence that it was heated with coal at one time. Even really old buildings, originally heated with wood, may have had a central coal heating retrofit.
Bill Kibbel
Mar
30
2009

What’s That Under My Slate Roof?

By: Bill Kibbel , Contributing Writer
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Although not common practice throughout the US, older slate roofs in my area are frequently installed over spaced wood battens rather than solid planks.
Steve Manes
Mar
30
2009
The first advice I give to anyone considering the purchase of an old home requiring lots of TLC is to live in it for a while to get a feel for what the house is and what minimally needs to be done to make it more livable.
Brett Freeman
Mar
30
2009
A more sensible approach to landscaping can result in a yard that grows better, pollutes less, and requires less care. It can even lower your heating and cooling bills.