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by khwils
Fri Nov 09, 2012 11:07 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Possible rental purchase. What home style is this??
Replies: 12
Views: 24966

Re: Possible rental purchase. What home style is this??

She's a beaut, love the windows in the eaves/facia area, never seen that before.

Kurt
by khwils
Fri Nov 09, 2012 11:04 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: New Here - Can anyone ID this heater?
Replies: 11
Views: 5663

Re: New Here - Can anyone ID this heater?

I'm surprised it was never converted to oil or gas which was common. Many of these old things would eventually crack in the phlenom dome creating a Co2 safety issue. They were purely convection heat but worked remarkably well. Typically had HUGE duct work to transfer the heated air without blowers. ...
by khwils
Thu Nov 08, 2012 1:05 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: JRC's Nightmare on Elm Street (lots of pictures)
Replies: 263
Views: 147404

Re: JRC's Nightmare on Elm Street (lots of pictures)

JRC,

Were the original porch boards 5/4?? i thought they were still 3/4 back then but I honestly haven't paid much attention to that. Are your boards tongue and groove?

Kurt
by khwils
Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:31 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Back for more!
Replies: 46
Views: 26321

Re: Back for more!

Sometimes dreams can come true. How much are you willing to give for a wall mount rack unit? I just removed one here at work, it's probably 3 ft tall. It's dirty but just hose it off.
I'll have to make sure it hasn't been tossed yet but...
It's yours if you want to pay for the shipping.

Kurt
by khwils
Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:16 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: What to do with the ceiling?!
Replies: 14
Views: 9333

Re: What to do with the ceiling?!

I watched a HGTV show one time where they removed the popcorn by spraying down the ceiling with water and letting it soak. They then just used a 6" scraper and removed the popcorn finish, it came right off. IIRC they lightly sanded the ceiling to open up the painted finish to allow the water to soak...
by khwils
Thu Nov 01, 2012 4:36 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Selling off 1920's in Chicago
Replies: 3
Views: 2438

Selling off 1920's in Chicago

They're selling off some pretty cool bathrooms out of an 20's house. $300 per!

http://murco.net/auctions.php
by khwils
Tue Oct 30, 2012 4:43 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Painted Exterior Brick on 1905 Foursquare
Replies: 13
Views: 11772

Re: Painted Exterior Brick on 1905 Foursquare

If you want the paint to breathe, which I agree it should, then I would look into Lime paint.

Kurt
by khwils
Thu Oct 25, 2012 2:17 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Chimney liner question
Replies: 12
Views: 12667

Re: Chimney liner question

Very nice, are those considered brownstones in Philly?

Kurt
by khwils
Thu Oct 25, 2012 1:37 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: High Tech in Older Homes
Replies: 28
Views: 14038

Re: High Tech in Older Homes

I have a large chimney too but I admit I've never tried my coverage on the back side of it. But... My whole house is stone with 14" walls, my router is in the den which was i'm sure a kitchen addon. The den is outside of the stone walls, my router to my LR goes through 2 stone walls. I doubt I get c...
by khwils
Wed Oct 24, 2012 5:39 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: My 1894 Victorian
Replies: 17
Views: 10873

Re: My 1894 Victorian

Wow that's a beautiful job on that porch. I'm sure you've thought of it but I'd be tempted to replace the lower lattice work with your beautiful Ballister design.

Kurt