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by Lynners
Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:59 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: it's too damn cold!
Replies: 8
Views: 4047

Re: it's too damn cold!

We were -33 Celcius with the windchill yesterday, this morning wasn't much better at -30!
by Lynners
Wed Jan 09, 2013 3:20 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: What's happened to our board?
Replies: 23
Views: 11506

Re: What's happened to our board?

I'm fairly certain others have tried to contact the owners of the site with no results.
by Lynners
Tue Dec 04, 2012 1:19 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Um, bats! Like you have never seen
Replies: 13
Views: 5997

Re: Um, bats! Like you have never seen

Oh. My. God.

We have bats, but I'd say maybe only 2 dozen or so. This is insane!
by Lynners
Tue Nov 27, 2012 3:36 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Cleaning and restoring dirty wood trim.
Replies: 9
Views: 34789

Re: Cleaning and restoring dirty wood trim.

I think a really common error that people make with old things, including houses, is the desire to refinish everything so that it looks like it is brand new. Uh huh. When we first moved into our house I made removed all the hardware off of every door. The cast iron stuff cleaned up great with no da...
by Lynners
Tue Nov 27, 2012 3:28 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Addition!
Replies: 52
Views: 23289

Re: Addition!

I'm loving watching this unfold!
by Lynners
Mon Nov 12, 2012 2:42 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Hurricane Sandy
Replies: 26
Views: 10184

Re: Hurricane Sandy

Kristen hasn't been here in almost a year...hope she faired well, though!
by Lynners
Mon Nov 05, 2012 3:06 pm
Forum: The Hangout Forum
Topic: Rotted Sill - replacement material?
Replies: 9
Views: 26124

Re: Rotted Sill - replacement material?

You have no idea! :lol: I guess the exterior wood work will have to wait until spring, then. Chances aren't good that we'll get warm temps for an extended period... I think, then, the plan will have to be to fix up the sashes. Prime them, put in the new glass (all panes were previously cracked), and...
by Lynners
Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:30 am
Forum: The Hangout Forum
Topic: Rotted Sill - replacement material?
Replies: 9
Views: 26124

Re: Rotted Sill - replacement material?

We have our new sill in! Now we are racing against the weather to try and patch up the brick mold. I had to pull out what felt like 100s of staples from Christmas decorations of the past. I also had a hell of a time scraping out the caulk job of an overzealous renter. Does anyone know how strict the...
by Lynners
Sat Nov 03, 2012 10:40 pm
Forum: The Hangout Forum
Topic: Rotted Sill - replacement material?
Replies: 9
Views: 26124

Re: Rotted Sill - replacement material?

The sill has been rotten for quite some time - long before we bought the house. It had been "patched" previously with spray foam and then painted over so that you couldn't tell to look at it (we discovered this as we were ripping it out). We do have a lightening rod cable that goes from the roof int...
by Lynners
Sat Nov 03, 2012 8:41 pm
Forum: The Picture Forum
Topic: Building Restorations I Do (Lots of Pics)
Replies: 22
Views: 29999

Re: Stuff I Do (Lots of Pics)

Lovely work!

I'm especially intrigued by the curve topped double hung window, as that's what we have (although ours lack the pulley mechanism so are basically single hung).

Can you tell me more about the hinges you use for the storms? They look like some sort of specialty hinge?