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by Dave
Wed Oct 31, 2012 12:55 pm
Forum: The Picture Forum
Topic: Before n After Mother Lode
Replies: 28
Views: 31947

Re: Before n After Mother Lode

Thought I'd add some new stuff we've gotten done lately to get ready for market. The replacement stove is done. It's a 1902 Smith & Anthony, manufactured nearby in Boston. Fully electrified with bake and broil. It's a great mass of cast iron and nickel. Once warm, it holds it's heat and keeps the ki...
by Dave
Mon Oct 22, 2012 4:22 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Painting the Porch Ceiling?
Replies: 12
Views: 10682

Re: Painting the Porch Ceiling?

Yep, blue!
by Dave
Sat May 22, 2010 8:43 am
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: 1" x 8" Pine flooring install — Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 5958

Re: 1" x 8" Pine flooring install — Questions

I would also add that it's good to mimic existing original floors in the house in regard to whether the new floor planks have a consistent width or a random width.
by Dave
Sat May 22, 2010 8:40 am
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: 1" x 8" Pine flooring install — Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 5958

Re: 1" x 8" Pine flooring install — Questions

I would add that the appropriateness for the wide plank floor in a particular room of a particular house can be dictated by what clues you can find. For example, if the parlours and vestibule were originally hard wood strip flooring, then it is likely the dining room would have been strip hardwood a...
by Dave
Mon May 03, 2010 11:04 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Insulation — After horsehair/lath removal... need advice
Replies: 5
Views: 3199

Re: Insulation — After horsehair/lath removal... need advice

2. Its my understanding that closed cell foam might be the way to go for insulation, but is expensive. It is much more expensive than fiberglass. But the argument can be made, depending on where you live, that you will recoup the cost via savings on energy bills within some years. I believe this tru...
by Dave
Mon May 03, 2010 8:44 am
Forum: The Picture Forum
Topic: Before n After Mother Lode
Replies: 28
Views: 31947

Re: Before n After Mother Lode

There was a staircase there in antiquity the remains of one cement footing can be seen in the photo.

Cheers,
Dave
by Dave
Sun May 02, 2010 11:57 am
Forum: The Picture Forum
Topic: Before n After Mother Lode
Replies: 28
Views: 31947

Re: Before n After Mother Lode

The little door was for the delivery of ice or milk directly to the icebox. The link I posted above is a page with more detail about it.

Cheers,
Dave
by Dave
Sat May 01, 2010 12:25 pm
Forum: The Picture Forum
Topic: Before n After Mother Lode
Replies: 28
Views: 31947

Re: Before n After Mother Lode

Thanks for the kind words everyone. The oval stained glass window is back in place, although I haven't affixed it permanently yet; it needs to be restored. Someone had placed a pane covering it on the inside. Therefore, the leaded glass was sandwiched between two glass panes. This was probably done ...
by Dave
Thu Apr 29, 2010 4:19 pm
Forum: The Picture Forum
Topic: Before n After Mother Lode
Replies: 28
Views: 31947

Before n After Mother Lode

It's been a long time since I've posted. We've won the Historic Salem Inc preservation award. I had to get some pictures together for them this week. Figured I'd share here too. Everyone loves pictures! http://www.oceanmanorhouse.com/omh/images/BNA001.jpg http://www.oceanmanorhouse.com/omh/images/00...
by Dave
Thu Dec 18, 2008 9:36 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Fireplace mystery
Replies: 13
Views: 2230

Re: Fireplace mystery

Flues were sometimes used for more than one appliance. Our chimney shared a flue between the kitchen stove and a laundry stove in the basement

If you open the clean out door to the 'unused' flue, stick your hand up inside, and wipe, do your fingers get sooty?

Dave