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by beachbons
Sat Jul 14, 2012 6:00 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: building code requirements for closet lighting
Replies: 2
Views: 4459

Re: building code requirements for closet lighting

Taken from an electricians' website; The International code says: "the types of luminaires installed in clothes closets shall be limited to surface mounted or recessed incandescent fixtures with completely enclosed lamps..." "Incandescent luminaires with open or partially enclosed lamps and pendant ...
by beachbons
Sun Dec 18, 2011 1:36 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Hot Water Heat question
Replies: 4
Views: 1725

Re: Hot Water Heat question

Triguy, Yeah, you're right. There are two separate units with boilers and, yes, I agree with you on keeping the entire system in balance with forced-air. Since the house belonged to my great-grandfather and his daughter lived there her entire life, 90 years, I'm getting conflicting "advice" from rel...
by beachbons
Fri Dec 16, 2011 9:15 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Hot Water Heat question
Replies: 4
Views: 1725

Re: Hot Water Heat question

Thanks, Don. Last winter I closed 60% of the conditioned space. This winter I'm going to keep all of the rooms open to see the difference.

Thanks, again.
by beachbons
Thu Dec 15, 2011 8:12 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Hot Water Heat question
Replies: 4
Views: 1725

Hot Water Heat question

Hello, all. We have a 100 y.o. solid brick home, built by my great grandfather, that is heated by hot water heat circulated through baseboards. The home is a 3000 sq ft. two story;additional full walk-up attic is unheated. Each level is heated by separate natural gas furnaces and each level has one ...
by beachbons
Tue Jul 21, 2009 11:03 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Lousy house inspection - need advice on how to handle
Replies: 18
Views: 2614

Re: Lousy house inspection - need advice on how to handle

If all lines of communication have failed, I agree with your idea to contact his board for arbitration. Check with the board to find out how binding their decisions are. Make sure that all decisions are made in a timely manner so that you may pursue any civil action within its time parameters, if ne...
by beachbons
Fri Dec 28, 2007 3:15 am
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Ok....What style is my house?
Replies: 11
Views: 2905

Columbus, Ohio. What a great city! You live in a wonderful area, so close to German Village and downtown. I managed a Burger King restaurant on Lockbourne Rd. in the late 70's and lived in an old house just off of Frebis. The crime was terrible back then, I was robbed three times in less than a year...
by beachbons
Mon Jul 02, 2007 11:27 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Anyone have experience with old bath drains?
Replies: 2
Views: 790

I did a Google search for old bathtub drain and came up with lots of info & images [/url]http://www.miraclemethod.com/images/aboutRefinishing/bathtub_replacement/illustration8.gif[url] I remember years ago trying to clear out a 1920's style tub drain and discovered it had a "drum" trap. Very interst...
by beachbons
Wed Jun 20, 2007 10:15 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: metal roof vs shingle
Replies: 10
Views: 3120

Just finished with a new asphalt roof. Here's how I arrived at my choice. The original roof was cedar shake in 1908. Asphalt was placed over the cedar shake in 1948, cost $585. Another layer was put on in 1972, cost $1547. It was my great-aunt's house so I have all the receipts. The 6 estimates for ...
by beachbons
Wed Jun 20, 2007 9:40 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Old House, Huge Barn, 12 acres in Neb - 150K
Replies: 10
Views: 1866

my husband is theoretically a full-time restoration person. Right now he mostly mows lawns.
Thanks for the chuckle!!
by beachbons
Wed Apr 18, 2007 11:40 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Privy Digging
Replies: 23
Views: 5864

I've got family photos showing the outhouse in the background. My father says it was a "two-holer". Now that I know where it was I can't wait to start digging!

Greg