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by Fanner
Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:37 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: What's happened to our board?
Replies: 23
Views: 12109

Re: What's happened to our board?

Glad I stumbled onto this post - guess I better check out the "new" site..!
by Fanner
Thu Dec 27, 2012 10:14 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: JRC's Nightmare on Elm Street (lots of pictures)
Replies: 263
Views: 146824

Re: JRC's Nightmare on Elm Street (lots of pictures)

It would be tempting to go the path of least resistence for now and have it done with... but whatever you do kudos for taking it on and sticking with it. I often wish I could travel the country and meet all the devoted souls on here - there is very little commisseration in my area :roll:
by Fanner
Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:38 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Difference Between Coal and Wood Burning Fireplaces
Replies: 31
Views: 42229

Re: Difference Between Coal and Wood Burning Fireplaces

Hopping onto this topic a bit late, but did you see this thread? http://www.oldhouseweb.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=28886&st=0&sk=t&sd=a There is a link to another similar topic - and pictures (which we all love, right?!) We have only 1 fireplace in our home, and there are 2 ash doors in the base...
by Fanner
Thu Sep 20, 2012 9:50 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: More in progress pictures
Replies: 19
Views: 10371

Re: More in progress pictures

So beautiful - well done! Really, what a treasure - keep up the good work (and the pictures :D )
by Fanner
Sat Jul 07, 2012 1:40 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Yay! Big find in salvage warehouse!
Replies: 11
Views: 5743

Re: Yay! Big find in salvage warehouse!

I'm so happy for you - and your lucky home. I vote the shelves face into the living room too, for what it's worth!
by Fanner
Sun Jul 01, 2012 10:24 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: JRC's Nightmare on Elm Street (lots of pictures)
Replies: 263
Views: 146824

Re: JRC's Nightmare on Elm Street (lots of pictures)

Phew, looks like you have been busy - way to go, keep up the good work!
by Fanner
Fri Jun 22, 2012 10:19 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Window restoration season again! Weight question...
Replies: 24
Views: 7127

Re: Window restoration season again! Weight question...

I was wrong on both counts; it was built in 1937.

Next problem - the glass on the bottom sash is caulked all the way around :/ Apparently someone *really* liked their caulk, as the top sash was caulked across the top rail - gluing it to the head jam..!
by Fanner
Fri Jun 22, 2012 9:37 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: 19th century Portiere, velvet rope, twisted rope and tassels
Replies: 13
Views: 8763

Re: 19th century Portiere, velvet rope, twisted rope and tassels

downtowndahlgren wrote:.... I know the cats would view a rope portiere as a new jungle gym, so I've never bid on one. Great finds!
This is exactly what goes through my mind :lol:

Banner, what a fantastic find! I scan the local Craigslist, but have yet to score anything so great :mrgreen: Way to go!
by Fanner
Fri Jun 22, 2012 7:15 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Window restoration season again! Weight question...
Replies: 24
Views: 7127

Re: Window restoration season again! Weight question...

Blargh, that figures - just when you think ya got it all figured out :?

I have asked her when it was built and now it escapes me... I'll get back to you on that, but I am thinking either 1923 or 1932 (I have "dyscalculia" - I jumble numbers in my head insead of letters :wink: )
by Fanner
Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:38 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Window restoration season again! Weight question...
Replies: 24
Views: 7127

Re: Window restoration season again! Weight question...

Thanks. So you add enough rope to hold the spring at the right tension..? The rope is there for this particular window, any thoughts on how to attach the rope securly to the gromet thing (there has to be a better name for those)? It looked like the rope was permanantly melded in the metal rings... a...