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by thomas4square
Mon Oct 25, 2010 3:42 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Extreme Home Makeover...Ohhhh Noooo!
Replies: 14
Views: 4625

Re: Extreme Home Makeover...Ohhhh Noooo!

It kills me that they go in and tear down the houses. I watched the first season or 2 it was out and remeber there being only 1 or 2 houses that probably needed to be torn down. Why dont they just renovate that house and give it to someone else in need and then build the family a new house from scra...
by thomas4square
Fri Oct 22, 2010 3:50 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Bonding old paint layers back to house....is it possible?
Replies: 13
Views: 5119

Re: Bonding old paint layers back to house....is it possible?

My Uncle is a pro painter and told me to always use oil based primer on exterior. You will never cover some the alligatoring enough where you cant see them, but newer paint seems to hide alot of the aligatoring since it is so thick now.
by thomas4square
Fri Oct 22, 2010 3:40 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: opinions about original door
Replies: 7
Views: 1180

Re: opinions about original door

On our front door we have the original mortise lock that i just leave unlocked all the time, and a newer Keyed Deadbolt at the top that i lock. Instead of Patio doors i would think French dooors would look better than an all glass patio door, and would let in just as much light.
by thomas4square
Sat Oct 16, 2010 10:03 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Vintage Kitchenaid kd10 dishwasher
Replies: 6
Views: 2011

Re: Vintage Kitchenaid kd10 dishwasher

Please email me at tbradenjr@ yahoo.com with how much you would want for it. Also
does it work or leak at all?
by thomas4square
Tue Oct 12, 2010 1:49 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Exciting find in the yard
Replies: 11
Views: 4262

Re: Exciting find in the yard

I had an uncle that used to work on houses down in Old Lousiville and he told me once a upon a time that most of the houses were quadruple layer brick. I would be willing the bet they are at least 2 minimum. When it gets cold here in a few weeks feel the wall and see how cold it is. Also you can hav...
by thomas4square
Tue Oct 12, 2010 1:39 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Which architectural style is this house?
Replies: 6
Views: 3098

Re: Which architectural style is this house?

Here in Louisville, ky the courthouse or something burned down in 1908 and that was were all the deeds were, so anything built before that just says 1908 as the build date on the listings which isnt correct.
by thomas4square
Tue Oct 12, 2010 1:30 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: drop ceilings on plaster - add fan
Replies: 16
Views: 33733

Re: drop ceilings on plaster - add fan

The way they did it in one room in my house was just screwed an extender onto the gas pipe and attached a metal ceiling box to the end of the pipe. As long as the pipe is supported in the ceiling, ie doesnt move now, then it should support the weight of a newer ceiling fan. I am sure the weight of a...
by thomas4square
Tue Oct 12, 2010 1:21 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Vintage Kitchenaid kd10 dishwasher
Replies: 6
Views: 2011

Re: Vintage Kitchenaid kd10 dishwasher

Where is it located?
by thomas4square
Wed Oct 06, 2010 1:31 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Exciting find in the yard
Replies: 11
Views: 4262

Re: Exciting find in the yard

Thats what they did on brick. They werent concerned with insulation back then, also the walls are so thick that any insulation added on top of that would be of minimal value.
by thomas4square
Wed Sep 22, 2010 3:04 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Rentals in Historic Districts?
Replies: 36
Views: 4833

Re: Rentals in Historic Districts?

We live In Louisville, Ky and in the area we live they typically wont let you make a single family into a duplex, but if its already a duplex or triplex then its fair game. Of course this is in a large metro area with an active neighborhood assoc