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by miffytoki
Thu Jul 30, 2009 3:03 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Question about grouting unfinished tiles
Replies: 1
Views: 1002

Question about grouting unfinished tiles

So we're remodeling the bathrooom, as it was an atrocity, and we are using unfinished hex tiles. They're completely flat, no bevel, and are made to be historically accurate. Should the grout be even with the tile? Or should the tile still be raised slightly? I feel like it should be flush, but I'm n...
by miffytoki
Wed Jul 08, 2009 10:50 am
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Front door opening lever
Replies: 14
Views: 10590

Re: Front door opening lever

Daniel Meyer wrote:I think you've just got to hook that up to a trap door instead of the front door!
I agree wholeheartedly.
Along with a pull chain to dump a bucket of water on solicitors! I think we're on to something.
by miffytoki
Tue Jul 07, 2009 10:25 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Front door opening lever
Replies: 14
Views: 10590

Re: Front door opening lever

it IS a speaking tube, we have one in our current place. The speaker no longer works, but amazingly, the buzzer that is part of the speaker box works! I think the door level thingy is a possibility, but the speaker box may not be as I think the outside box is gone. The place is in beautiful conditio...
by miffytoki
Tue Jul 07, 2009 2:32 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Front door opening lever
Replies: 14
Views: 10590

Re: Front door opening lever

We're having a few local handymen come and look at it that we worked with on our previous home, hopefully they will know how to work it. It's a 3 unit building with separate doors for each unit, very common in San Francisco. I don't have any of the measurements yet, but we'll have the keys on Friday...
by miffytoki
Mon Jul 06, 2009 4:08 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Front door opening lever
Replies: 14
Views: 10590

Front door opening lever

Hi, I'm not sure if this is the proper era for this question as it may have been added after it was built, but I figured I'd try here first just in case it was original! I have just purchased a top floor unit built in the 1890s and there is a lever at the top of the stairs coming out of the wall. I ...