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by haldis fearn
Mon Nov 19, 2012 4:23 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Help! What are the odds that this is asbestos tile?
Replies: 8
Views: 8330

Re: Help! What are the odds that this is asbestos tile?

Both the tiles and the pipe insulation are considered 'encapsulated" asbestos. While there is some small possibility of exposure when removing either one if not properly done, they do not represent the level of danger that is purported in the press. Here in the state of California, you can actually ...
by haldis fearn
Tue Aug 31, 2010 10:39 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: How not to paint a room
Replies: 37
Views: 5662

Re: How not to paint a room

I almost wasn't going to reply, because I LOVE picking out paint colors. My excuse is that I am trained as a painter, so I love working with color and I still can goof. There isn't a white/cream/beige room in my house. (I do admit that my studio space is a warm white.) Couple of things that might he...
by haldis fearn
Fri Jun 04, 2010 2:09 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Stash of light fixtures
Replies: 21
Views: 3226

Re: Stash of light fixtures

Melissa - Yes, I only have the glass shades. Yes, the electrician either has old parts or will find new appropriate looking parts to add the fixture and wiring if that's what you want. He can do them so they are ready to install. I did put a spreadsheet attachment on my June 3 posting that shows the...
by haldis fearn
Fri Jun 04, 2010 12:54 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Stash of light fixtures
Replies: 21
Views: 3226

Re: Stash of light fixtures

Nancy - no I don't have the fixtures. As I said in my earlier post, I do know someone who can put them together for you if you're interested. He does really nice work. There is an attachment in the email of a spread sheet with the notes on it. Hope this helps. Haldis
by haldis fearn
Thu Jun 03, 2010 8:45 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Stash of light fixtures
Replies: 21
Views: 3226

Re: Stash of light fixtures

Okay finally got the photos done. Attached is an list with size, weight and notes. Here's the site for the photos.
Try this:

http://s850.photobucket.com/albums/ab61 ... 010-06-02/

Took way longer than I ever thought it would. Haldis
by haldis fearn
Wed May 19, 2010 9:56 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: stainless steel countertops in kitchen
Replies: 11
Views: 3167

Re: stainless steel countertops in kitchen

Angolito - I had a restaurant stainless steel table (2' X 5') with two shelves that I used as the island in my bungalow. It was fabulous - like you I splash and dash stuff. Cleans up with just soap and water - stuff that sticks - just put some water on and let it soften for about 10 minutes and voil...
by haldis fearn
Fri May 14, 2010 1:58 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Stash of light fixtures
Replies: 21
Views: 3226

Re: Stash of light fixtures

Thanks everyone - DH says we'll (that means he will) take the photos tomorrow and we will get them up over the weekend. We will put a ruler with clear markings so you can see the width and I will put a note that states how tall they are. Also, talked with my electrician guy today about my lights and...
by haldis fearn
Wed May 12, 2010 11:53 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Stash of light fixtures
Replies: 21
Views: 3226

Stash of light fixtures

As I am not sure of the rules, thought I would ask - I got a stash of light fixtures - glass only that I stumbled across - seem to be industrial 1930-40s. I thought they were really cool and am using some in my work space. I know a guy who will do all the wiring etc so I am pretty excited. I am not ...
by haldis fearn
Wed May 05, 2010 12:29 am
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Question about my "new" house *photos added*
Replies: 19
Views: 5074

Re: Question about my "new" house *photos added*

Igloochic - I use something similar to Melissa on my furniture and wood work that a furniture restorer taught me - equal parts Distilled white vinegar, boiled linseed oil and turpentine - for really dirty stuff I paint on a thin coat and let it sit for about 10 minutes (use a timer or you will do th...
by haldis fearn
Wed May 05, 2010 12:20 am
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: UPDATED - with many PHOTOS! 1920s hex tile in bathroom
Replies: 57
Views: 59890

Re: UPDATED - with many PHOTOS! 1920s hex tile in bathroom

The bathroom is charming - and I totally sympathize on the floor. When I bought my CA bungalow my inspector who was awesome told me that the tiles were below the 12" stick on ugly tiles. So of course I was determined to find the original tile floor. Turned out there were two layers of the crap. I tr...