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by Rick Wik
Wed Dec 16, 2009 8:15 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Drafty windows
Replies: 15
Views: 4820

Re: Drafty windows

I agree with both the insulation and caulking suggestions. I had some (horrors!) replacement window put into my 1915 Vic a couple of months ago, and needed insulation put in because of course there wasn't any. It made a big difference. Also about the trim, I naturally retained the originals inside, ...
by Rick Wik
Wed Dec 02, 2009 3:26 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Conversion: Old Church to Residence
Replies: 7
Views: 2206

Re: Conversion: Old Church to Residence

Never mind, I found them. Your place is just great. Oozing character would be an understatement.
by Rick Wik
Wed Dec 02, 2009 3:20 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Conversion: Old Church to Residence
Replies: 7
Views: 2206

Re: Conversion: Old Church to Residence

gxray:

Love your house! Any inside shots?

Rick Wik
by Rick Wik
Tue Nov 17, 2009 9:32 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: starting DR woodwork...questions about using linseed oil
Replies: 6
Views: 2073

Re: starting DR woodwork...questions about using linseed oil

I really appreciate this update, since I've read the original thread you started regarding your windows several times. I thought the pocket doors were beautiful before, but now I'm even more impressed, especially since the linseed/turp made such a difference even after you applied several layers of ...
by Rick Wik
Tue Nov 17, 2009 5:54 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Suggestion that may help with stripping woodwork:
Replies: 3
Views: 835

Re: Suggestion that may help with stripping woodwork:

Daina, Thanks for the tip! I'm (still) in the process of stripping white paint from a type of beadboard wainscoting (wide board type) that wraps around three walls of my kitchen. Then I will strip all the windows and doors in the kitchen and an adjoining bedroom. The heat gun is working wonderfully ...
by Rick Wik
Mon Nov 16, 2009 5:55 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: New To Forums, posting about my 1885 Modern Gothic house
Replies: 11
Views: 4394

Re: New To Forums, posting about my 1885 Modern Gothic house

Boy, you'll be busy! I just saw your post about the Arts and Crafts cottage. You sure don't waste any time, either. I can't wait to see how this project turns out. It's a great place!

Rick Wik
by Rick Wik
Mon Nov 16, 2009 5:37 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: 1907 Maine Arts and Crafts Cottage built by a ship builder
Replies: 4
Views: 1705

Re: 1907 Maine Arts and Crafts Cottage built by a ship builder

Congratulations! I have some slight familiarity with Belfast, having lived for a while in Stockton Springs in the 1980s. My bride-to-be at the time owned an old farmhouse there, but I couldn't find a job, and ... well, so it went. Beautiful area, though.

Interior pics?

Rick Wik
by Rick Wik
Sun Nov 15, 2009 12:11 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Spam report thread.
Replies: 149
Views: 452754

Re: Spam report thread.

Yes. I tried to tag some earlier.
by Rick Wik
Sat Nov 14, 2009 5:37 am
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: My New Job...Final update!
Replies: 44
Views: 14148

Re: My New Job...Final update!

I looked through your photobucket, and all I can do is echo loonline: I was in awe. I nearly went blind.

Rick Wik
by Rick Wik
Sat Nov 14, 2009 5:23 am
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Value of Windows
Replies: 31
Views: 9941

Re: Value of Windows

Welcome! I'm brand-new to this forum, just like you. I've been in my 1915 Victorian for only two months, and had the great good fortune to stumble on OHW within one month of moving in, and I've already been disabused of a number of "common sense" notions I had about the value and use of original vs....