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by CycloneOfRed
Fri Jan 04, 2013 6:30 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Help identifying oil lamp part...
Replies: 2
Views: 2483

Help identifying oil lamp part...

Hi All, Haven't posted in a bit, but I assure you I've been lurking about the whole time. I've come to seek advice on a oil lamp part I recently purchased...what I thought was a wall sconce but upon its arrival I'm wondering if maybe its the arm of an oil lamp chandelier. Here's a picture (sorry I c...
by CycloneOfRed
Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:33 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Shipping large items
Replies: 6
Views: 4150

Re: Shipping large items

I've had the opposite experience with the actual "Two Guys and a Truck". They charged more to move things 10 minutes than other do to ship 10 states across. Sorry, I should've been more clear...I've never actually used Two Guys and a Truck. I was referring to exactly what mross_pitt said...a few gu...
by CycloneOfRed
Mon Oct 29, 2012 6:58 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Shipping large items
Replies: 6
Views: 4150

Re: Shipping large items

I've used U-ship, but be careful...you get what you pay for...particularly avoid the big companies that will have your goods passing through several warehouses and different trucks. We are currently battling it out with an insurance company over several parts that went missing from an antique bed/dr...
by CycloneOfRed
Fri Oct 05, 2012 7:02 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Paintable Wallpaper
Replies: 4
Views: 3278

Re: Paintable Wallpaper

Does anyone have any experience with paintable wallpaper? Can you paint it? Absolutely. But please, take pity on your future selves, or future owners and don't do it. Pretty much every room in our house has 4+ layers of wallpaper, most of which have been painted. It looks fine, but when it does com...
by CycloneOfRed
Tue Sep 11, 2012 9:31 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Help with a wreck?
Replies: 40
Views: 21714

Re: Help with a wreck?

Wow...it is definitely an awesome house. I can't offer much advise on whether you should buy it or not (only you know your family well enough to make that decision), but I will say that if you do buy it, I'll be more than happy to help you finance the restoration in return for those oil lamp chandel...
by CycloneOfRed
Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:01 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: EPA in the collections business now...
Replies: 42
Views: 14754

Re: EPA in the collections business now...

How would you restructure the lead paint abatement ruling so that it achieves the following: 1) Prevents companies from doing this: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=27892&st=0&sk=t&sd=a&hilit=lead+paint+driveway+chips 2) Doesn't cause undo expenses or hassles for firms that have always done the right thing 3) D...
by CycloneOfRed
Fri Aug 31, 2012 6:54 am
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: The Doors. (Wall openings not music group)
Replies: 6
Views: 3917

Re: The Doors. (Wall openings not music group)

Every exterior door on our house are hideous starting-to-rust security doors from the 70s. I'm just now starting to acquire antique doors and hope to start working on some of those facades this fall or maybe next spring. I've been mainly using e-bay. I've checked Craigslist and some of the local arc...
by CycloneOfRed
Tue Aug 21, 2012 7:51 am
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Opinions on painting brick foundations?
Replies: 4
Views: 4300

Re: Opinions on painting brick foundations?

My .02: When you paint brick you are taking what is essentially one of the only maintenance free parts of your house (apart from possibly having to re-point once every century or so) and creating a perpetual and not particularly cheap or easy maintenance issue out of it...one that could potentially ...
by CycloneOfRed
Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:57 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Do you have 60 seconds to save a Sears kit home?
Replies: 20
Views: 4627

Re: Do you have 60 seconds to save a Sears kit home?

Signed.

Has anyone brought up the possibility of moving the home to a new location? Not as good as staying where it is, but certainly a better option than being torn down.
by CycloneOfRed
Wed Mar 21, 2012 11:26 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Question for the plumbers...repurposing radiators.
Replies: 4
Views: 1278

Re: Question for the plumbers...repurposing radiators.

Thanks for the feedback! Being code is something that never crossed my mind. Neighmond, that's a great idea, but I'm probably just going to skip it altogether. I personally think heated towels is a bit too frivolous and opulent. The only reason I entertained the idea of using the heat register was b...