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by steponmebbbboom
Sun Jan 13, 2013 5:34 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: What did do with nicked wood?
Replies: 4
Views: 3501

Re: What did do with nicked wood?

Do a google search for system three resins. I used bondo auto body filler on my exterior doorframe, and it still looks great a year later. system three is formulated for uses like restoring window sashes, and would work well on your trim if you are painting over it. you could also use a plastic-wood...
by steponmebbbboom
Sun Jan 13, 2013 3:54 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Big water leak...a complete freaking mystery!
Replies: 21
Views: 12923

Re: Big water leak...a complete freaking mystery!

Was this issue ever resolved? The water meter measures flow across it. Therefore, shutting off the water service at the street will ALWAYS shut your meter off. The meter was installed to measure how much water you use. The municipality will not install a street shutoff after water has flown through ...
by steponmebbbboom
Sun Jan 13, 2013 3:29 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Repair of plaster details
Replies: 10
Views: 7469

Re: Repair of plaster details

Here is a couple of pics of my medallions. Our front parlor http://i1075.photobucket.com/albums/w436/ronm2/th_7c0d9992.jpg Our dining room, looking at your pic ours looks pretty close to this. At least from what I can see. http://i1075.photobucket.com/albums/w436/ronm2/th_3b1c7bfb.jpg Some one more...
by steponmebbbboom
Sat Jan 12, 2013 7:22 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Repair of plaster details
Replies: 10
Views: 7469

Re: Repair of plaster details

The leftover plaster on the back of the medallion would seem to confirm that, it looks like they did the browncoat up to 2" inside the OD of the medallion, and there was a crossbrace between the two joists to support it. It looks like they used the same type of plaster to glue the medallion up that ...
by steponmebbbboom
Sat Jan 12, 2013 4:08 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Repair of plaster details
Replies: 10
Views: 7469

Repair of plaster details

I scored a 24" plaster ceiling medallion from a house demolition a few weeks ago, and I'm starting to get it ready to be transplanted into my dining room. Unfortunately because the eyebolt that secured it to the ceiling had broken off at the head, I had to cut through the floor above it and cut out ...
by steponmebbbboom
Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:03 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: What's happened to our board?
Replies: 23
Views: 12444

Re: What's happened to our board?

The owners could solve this problem with a couple of mouseclicks, it's not that hard to manage permissions.
by steponmebbbboom
Tue Jan 08, 2013 5:26 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: What's happened to our board?
Replies: 23
Views: 12444

Re: What's happened to our board?

The owners should not have to lift a finger; they need only give permission/access to the admin account. If someone can get the password and go into admin, they can update the forum to phpBB3 and take advantage of their anti-spambot registration software. https://www.phpbb.com/kb/article/custom-prof...
by steponmebbbboom
Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:16 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Best magazine or book?
Replies: 14
Views: 8177

Re: Best magazine or book?

Edifice Oldhome Magazine (RIP) was my favourite Canadian publication. It still exists, but in online format and on Web TV. http://www.ibitv.org
by steponmebbbboom
Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:40 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: What's happened to our board?
Replies: 23
Views: 12444

Re: What's happened to our board?

I don't understand what the problem is. I see Schag venting his frustration now and again but I manage a Facebook page with two MILLION members and have no problem keeping it under control. I moderate the page all by myself. So what's the big deal about logging in once a day, spending an hour or so ...
by steponmebbbboom
Thu Jan 03, 2013 8:00 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: How to clean a brick house in industrial area?
Replies: 9
Views: 6258

Re: How to clean a brick house in industrial area?

I second the Simple Green solution, it was recommended to me by the restoration consultant who trained me on brick repointing because of its very low phosphate content (less than 0.5%) and sure enough, I used it on an exposed wall inside my back porch addition and it worked beautifully. You can also...