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by Nancy W
Mon Oct 19, 2015 1:14 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: What to replace old growth pine trim with?
Replies: 3
Views: 7671

Re: What to replace old growth pine trim with?

It would be better to strip the paint from the trim, and would save money if you could do that yourself. Sanding the lead paint will release all the lead into the air. Striping it will keep it from becoming air born. It will still be labor intensive, but safer. Come visit us at the Historic District...
by Nancy W
Wed Aug 19, 2015 1:59 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Stair railing ideas
Replies: 2
Views: 4483

Re: Stair railing ideas

You might want to visit www.thehistoricdistrict.org may of the regular posters here have moved there in the last few days. the spam go too bad here. The sense of community is no longer here. :( You will find it at thehistoricdistric.org :D
by Nancy W
Mon Jul 20, 2015 11:24 am
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Late 19th Century American Foursquare Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 7867

Re: Late 19th Century American FI don'toursquare Questions

I don't know what the listing is, a tax record, the real estate listing, both are very often incorrect. I880 does sound early for a four square.
by Nancy W
Mon Jun 15, 2015 12:26 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Exterior Color Scheme (1910 Home)
Replies: 1
Views: 4209

Re: Exterior Color Scheme (1910 Home)

The siding should be smooth. I'm not as sure about the corner boards being white or same color as the siding, but I think the same color is best. Contrasting corner boards seems like a later style. pretty house.
by Nancy W
Mon Jun 15, 2015 12:20 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Sagging floors and roof - where to start?
Replies: 2
Views: 4192

Re: Sagging floors and roof - where to start?

Since you have not received a reply, I suggest you visit WavyGlass.org Most of the very active poster here moved there when the spam here became such an overwhelming problem. While the spam situation here has greatly improved, unfortunately, the friendly community atmosphere and active and helpful p...
by Nancy W
Mon Jun 15, 2015 12:06 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: How to determine age of addition
Replies: 1
Views: 3525

Re: How to determine age of addition

Not feeling the floors is not necessarily a problem. If they are not painted and the grain pattern is visible he likely able to identify the wood by sight. Softer wood will also wear differently. A larger question is why they would make one addition look old and not another if both were built at the...
by Nancy W
Mon Jun 01, 2015 10:42 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: 1920 Farmhouse Wall Inquiry
Replies: 2
Views: 3972

Re: 1920 Farmhouse Wall Inquiry

There was a discussion on the type wall at WavyGlass.org which is another old house site. They can probably be helpful.
by Nancy W
Mon Jun 01, 2015 10:29 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Advice on attic/roof for 1872 home
Replies: 1
Views: 5050

Re: Advice on attic/roof for 1872 home

I had a ridge vent installed in my circa 1895 house. Even without soffit vents, there was a significant difference in the temperature in the attic. Soffit vents added later made additional improvement. Does the floor of the attic have good insulation to keep the heat from radiating to the house from...
by Nancy W
Mon Jun 01, 2015 10:21 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Advice --- kitchen fire place
Replies: 1
Views: 4941

Re: Advice --- kitchen fire place

I can't help with the grate, I just wanted to be sure you will have the chimney checked by a professional to sure it is safe to use.
by Nancy W
Fri May 22, 2015 12:17 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Window replacement advice
Replies: 2
Views: 4765

Re: Window replacement advice

The window sashes appear to be in good condition, it is just the sill that has issues. It seems you have a window salesman who wants to sell windows that you don't really need. I agree with mattswabb, have a carpenter replace the sill.